Ryan Bills playing saxophone and Austin Di Pietro on trumpetRyan Bills and Austin Di Pietro are one-third of a jazz sextet playing Wednesday in Willistead Park. Photo by Jeff Dunn.

Alum to headline Walkerville jazz concert

UWindsor alumnus Austin Di Pietro (BMus 2018), a trumpeter, will lead a combo of friends in a free public concert Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Willistead Park.

The show is the last in the Jazz in the Park concert series organized by UWindsor staff member Kristen Siapas and funded by a municipal Arts, Culture, and Heritage Fund Grant.

Besides Di Pietro, it will feature saxophonist Ryan Bills, guitarist Ian Blunden, pianist Eli Bucheit, drummer Zach McKinney, and bassist Ian Lukas.

Guests may bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy an evening of performance by local musicians.

The show will begin at 6 p.m. in the park, in the heart of Walkerville. Find more information on the event Facebook page.