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Mose Allison Headlines the Lansing JazzFest - August 3 & 4, 2007! PDF Print
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Friday, 20 July 2007
Mose Allison © Andrea Canter

Entering its 13th year, the Lansing JazzFest is a two-day FREE music festival that brings national, regional, and local acts to an audience of roughly 15,000 people from across Michigan and nearby states. JazzFest's music truly is living music, history in the making. Each artist at the festival is asked to play an original composition, something that hasn't been played at any other festival. On Friday, August 3rd performers include: Kris Johnson Quartet, Neil Gordon Quartet featuring Dan Jacobs, Paul VornHagen Quintet, Jazz Karaoke, Mose Allison, Sunkwa, and Mike Skory's Jazz All Stars. And on Saturday, August 4 the lineup features: Lanswingers, Children's Ballet Theatre of Michigan, Mike Daniels Drum Clinic, Message Makers Band, Community Dance Project, Jim Cooper Quartet, Organissimo, Sunkwa, Too Smooth for Notes, Caleb Curtis Quintet, Koke McKesson, Mose Allison, Ritmo, and Mike Skory's Jazz All-Stars — South Stage.

This year's festival will take place Friday, August 3, and Saturday, August 4, 2007, in the streets of Old Town, surrounded by the best of the Capital City's art galleries as well as unique retail stores and grand architecture. Vendors line the streets offering ethnic food, beverages, art, clothing, and crafts, and nearby galleries and boutiques open their doors during festival hours. Visit for more details.
Delfeayo Marsalis, Sammy Figueroa, Diane Schuur, James Moody at the Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest PDF Print
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Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Diane Schuur

Hot ribs, cool jazz! The Jazz & Rib Fest is one of the most anticipated downtown events in Columbus and the Midwest. The Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest takes place on July 20 - 22, 2007 in Bicentennial Park and Genoa Park. The tantalizing aroma of ribs on the grill mixed with the vibrant sounds of jazz makes a combination that is undeniably delicious. Now in its 28th year, The Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest brings together some of today's most popular and innovative jazz artists with mouth watering ribs from across the country. Don't miss this Columbus summertime tradition. Delfeayo Marsalis, Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion, Diane Schuur, James Moody, Groove Collective, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, Diego Urcola, The Winard Harper Sextet, Monk on Monk Too, The Headhunters, and Robert Glasper.

Jazz & Rib Fest is produced by Music in the Air and the Office of Special Events, programs of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

13th Annual North Beach Jazz Fest, July 25-29th 2007 in San Francisco PDF Print
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Monday, 09 July 2007
Bernard Purdie
Only a year after facing possible cancellation, the North Beach Jazz Fest breezes into its 13th year with an outstanding 5-day lineup and no controversy. After the 2006 event-redesign ran impeccably, those who doubted the festival were shown the wisdom of having faith in this beautiful event. "We were so appreciative that the community and the Mayor's office stood up to ensure our survival last year," explains co-director Robbie Kowal, "And we, our staff, and volunteers rewarded that faith with a flawless execution of the improved layout." "

Kicking off on Wednesday July 25th and spreading over the next five days, the visionary folks from Sunset Promotions and Alistair Monroe bring you what has been lovingly referred to as the "Soul of San Francisco." The festival draws thousands to San Francisco's most hallwoed neighborhood and boasts an abundance of free programming, making it San Francisco's foremost urban music festival. In its thirteenth year, this independently owned and produced festival presents a collection of musicians who continue to push jazz into the future, while honoring its glorious past. Each show defines a theme, and then presents artists who represent its past, present, and future.
The 3rd Annual State College Jazz Festival 7/19-21 PDF Print
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Tuesday, 03 July 2007

Celebrating Jazz Piano

RHK & BM At the State Theatre, SCJF'07 features two living piano giants (both of whom worked with Frank Sinatra): Bill Mays (Sarah Vaughan, Gerry Mulligan, Peggy Lee, Toots Thielemans) and Russ Kassoff (Bucky Pizzarelli, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis). Friday July 19, Mr. Mays leads The Inventions Trio featuring Marvin Stamm (tpt) and Alisa Horn (cello). Messrs. Mays and Kassoff share the State Theatre stage as a piano duo on Friday July 20. Saturday July 21's concert features the Russ Kassoff Trio (with Martin Wind (bs) and Dennis Mackrel (dr)), followed by a jazz jam featuring the best of SCJF'07. During SCJF'07, State Theatre 11p late sets feature trios led by local pianists Arthur Goldstein (7/19) and Bill Test (7/20). Tickets for all State Theatre concerts are on sale at the box office, by telephone (814-272-0606) or at Discounted concert series tickets are available through the box office or by telephone only. All outdoor events for SCJF'07 are free and volunteers will pass the hat to collect donations for the State College Area School District Library Endowment Fund. Festival performers' recordings will be available for purchase.
Week 2: The Twin Cities Jazz Festival Returns to Peavey Plaza, June 28-July 1 PDF Print
Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
Monday, 25 June 2007
Barbara Morrison © Andrea Canter
The 9th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival got underway last weekend in Mears Park in St. Paul in grand fashion, with perfect weather, an enthusiastic crowd and steaming hot jazz from such luminaries as Kenny Garrett and Chuchito Valdes. The forecast is the same this weekend as the festival moves to downtown Minneapolis, centered around Peavey Plaza. Summer sunshine and a music schedule featuring national stars and local sensations are expected to attract a total of 75,000 listeners to one of the upper midwest’s most popular (and free!) jazz events of the year.

The Minneapolis weekend kicks off Thursday night on Peavey Plaza with Big George Jackson’s Chicago Blues at 5 pm, followed by a special Tribute to Duke Ellington concert at adjacent Orchestra Hall at 7:30 pm, presented by Delfeayo Marsalis and his octet, featuring brother Branford. (Click here for more information about this concert. )

2007 Savannah Jazz Festival PDF Print
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Saturday, 23 June 2007
Kenny Barron © John Sann
Savannah, Georgia is known for its commitment to the arts and the many festivals that are offered during the year.  The week-long Savannah Jazz Festival, one of the largest and most popular of the Savannah festivals, is presented by the Coastal Jazz Association and is dedicated to the growth of jazz and jazz audiences in the Coastal Empire.
The 26th Savannah Jazz Festival, celebrating jazz as a living art built on a constantly evolving tradition will offer all types of jazz, from Dixieland, traditional swing, straight-ahead and bop to melodic standards, and funky down-home "gutbucket" blues.

The festival features the best in international, national, regional and local jazz talent.   The 2007 festival will feature (among others) Kenny Barron, Ben Riley, Rashied Ali, The Yellowjackets, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Tim Hagans, and Vincent Herring.
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