Photos: Jazz Fest begins with a full house

Jazz on the Lake began with the Blues Bash featuring the musical stylings of Jack Semple and his band. Photo by Megan RothJazz on the Lake began with the Blues Bash featuring the musical stylings of Jack Semple and his band. Photo by Megan Roth
The Jack Semple Band at the Sylvan Lake Family and Community Centre on Aug. 17. Photo by Megan RothThe Jack Semple Band at the Sylvan Lake Family and Community Centre on Aug. 17. Photo by Megan Roth
“Is it all going to be that loud? No it’s going to be louder,” Jack Semple said after playing a particularly fast and loud song toward the beginning of the show. Photo by Megan Roth“Is it all going to be that loud? No it’s going to be louder,” Jack Semple said after playing a particularly fast and loud song toward the beginning of the show. Photo by Megan Roth
The Jack Semple Band performed a vairety of songs at the Sylvan Lake Family and Community Centre, opening the festival on Aug. 17. Photo by Megan ROthThe Jack Semple Band performed a vairety of songs at the Sylvan Lake Family and Community Centre, opening the festival on Aug. 17. Photo by Megan ROth
Jack Semple in concert to kick of the Jazz at the Lake Festival. Photo by Megan RothJack Semple in concert to kick of the Jazz at the Lake Festival. Photo by Megan Roth
It was apacked house for the first concert. Many took advantage of open space and moved their tables and chairs closer to the stage. Photo by Megan RothIt was apacked house for the first concert. Many took advantage of open space and moved their tables and chairs closer to the stage. Photo by Megan Roth
Jack Semple showed of his impressive skills on the guitar and his voice performing both guitar solos and scat solos. Photo by Megan RothJack Semple showed of his impressive skills on the guitar and his voice performing both guitar solos and scat solos. Photo by Megan Roth

By Megan Roth

Photos from the first day of Jazz on the Lake