One perfect weather day. Two stages. Seven performing groups. Seven hours of music. And several thousand fans.

Grammy-winning Arturo Sandoval headlined the annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival Sunday. He showed he’s a multi-instrumental master, playing grand piano (his true love, he said), electronic keyboards, timbales and percussion, and of course, the trumpet for which he’s best known.

He also proved to be a great entertainer, telling jokes (self deprecating and others), and singing songs such as “When I Fall in Love,” made famous by Nat King Cole (his favorite singer, he told the audience).

Top photo of Arturo Sandoval and all others by Mike Diegel (click on images below to enlarge).

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Perfect Weather, Great Entertainer Highlight Jazz Festival