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Backwoods Jazz: An all-ages concert


Musicians:  Karen Graves and Budge Schachte


Come relax in the moss and enjoy Big Green Jazz with Karen Graves on saxophones, flute and vocals and Budge Schachte on guitar.

All ages welcome with children 15 years and under accompanied by an adult.


Karen Graves and Budge Schachte have been performing together as a duet and in larger group formats for over 25 years. Their music is joyful, heartfelt and playful.

Their collaborative forces include original compositions and arrangements well rooted in the jazz tradition as well as a myriad of influences from folk, pop and world music.

What to Bring:

Water, power snacks, sturdy footwear, cushion  and/or blanket or portable chairs you can hike in with.


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Program runs rain or shine

Suggested donation on location is $10 or more per adult, per program. Your generosity is greatly appreciated, and goes directly to building the Living Forest Institute. No one is turned away.

No washrooms and no cell phone (GPS) service on location

Dress in layers as it is cool in the forest

No smoking and no dogs allowed

Take only photographs and leave only footprints