This is sure to be a fantastic event.
What I would like to point out and this banner is a classic example of graphic designers who design banners for poster flyers to go full page in coffee shops but not for the web. Just a few days ago I had this intraweb conversation about the frustration of posting flyers with tiny font with Jo Castano from http://www.artsgloucester.com/ and Kat Valentine from http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/ who also will forward along community event fliers on their respective websites.
Maybe some graphc designers will read this and probably it should go into another post which I’ll get around to at some time. But for any people that design banners that will be viewed on the web please understand that the banner that you make to print out and go on walls of coffee shops with tiny font- that doesn’t translate too well to most blogs and web pages that are working with 500 pixels wide. Once your full sized poster gets shrunk down to 500 pixels wide it’s pretty much illegible. If your intent is to get your message across to other mediums- you might want to think about using a little larger font size-just sayin.
For more info about how to attend- http://northshorejazzproject.org/blog/2010/06/aug-7th-barrence-whitfield-the-monkey-hips/