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Herbie Hancock Headlines 30th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival 5/26-28 2007 PDF Print
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Friday, 13 April 2007
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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Office of Cultural Affairs is presenting music lovers with some of the most prominent artists in jazz over Memorial Day weekend! This year’s headliners include Herbie Hancock Quartet, Pete Escovedo Orchestra with Sheila E. and Laws Family. The talent doesn’t end there. The Atlanta Jazz Festival also features The Bad Plus, Mike Phillips, Chieli Minucci and Special EFX, Flora Purim & Airto, Charles Tolliver Big Band and many more!

Organizers recently announced an incredible line-up and new additions to this year’s festival, taking place May 26 - May 28, 2007, in Piedmont Park. During the month of May, music aficionados can celebrate 31 Days of Jazz with special events that lead up to festivities taking place over Memorial Day Weekend. Live jazz nightly at bars and nightclubs and dinner and jazz at some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants are just a few of the unique events that will take place throughout the city.
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French Quarter Festival, 15 stages of free music. April 13th-15th PDF Print
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Tuesday, 10 April 2007
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The award-winning French Quarter Festival is Louisiana's largest free music event, a three-day local music showcase scattered throughout the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. There are music performances on 15 stages. The community festival also features the "World's Largest Jazz Brunch," which are the festival food booths operated by nearly 60 local chefs and restaurants throughout the festival weekend. Ten stages are set up in Woldenberg Park, on Royal and Bourbon Street and at the old mint at the edge of the French Quarter. Music ranges from country to Zydeco to classic to jazz. Artists include John Boutte, the Lief Pederson 1944 Big Band, Magnolia Brass Band, , Click here for a full schedule of music:


FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL 2007
SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY, April 13, 2007

1:00pm-5:00pm 11th Annual New Orleans International Music Colloquium, "New Orleans in the 1910's," featuring presentations, films, interviews, and music performances. Call (504)680-9044.
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Litchfield Jazz Festival, August 3-5, 2007, Mingus Big Bnad, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden and more. PDF Print
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Monday, 09 April 2007
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The 12th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival line-up is set and tickets are now available for sale at www.litchfieldjazzfest.com. The event will be held on August 3, 4, 5 at the Goshen Fairground in Northwest Connecticut. This year’s line-up is a salute to jazz orchestras featuring the Mingus Big Band, Count Basie Orchestra with Nnenna Freelon, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra featuring Carla Bley and much more.

With past performers like Dave Brubeck, Eartha Kitt, Dionne Warwick and Diana Krall, it’s no wonder the Litchfield Jazz Festival was recently nominated for two Festie Awards by MelodyTrip.com. A long-time festival attendee called it “a most mellow and tasty event, ” and Dave Hershorin of New Orleans Radio said, “Litchfield really is what other jazz festivals wish they could be…a true gem.”

The weekend kicks off on Friday, August 3, with a gala “Friends of the Festival” party, with music provided by outstanding students of Litchfield Jazz Camp and hors d'oeuvres by Jordan Caterers. The party is followed by a performance by two-time Grammy Award Winner and NEA Jazz Master, trombonist Slide Hampton. Up next is the Count Basie Orchestra featuring Six-time Grammy Award nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon.
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6th Annual Rochester International Jazz Festival June 8-16, 2007 to Feature 600+ Artists PDF Print
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Sunday, 08 April 2007
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The sixth annual Rochester International Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for its biggest and most diverse festival of creative improvised music. More than 600 artists from 13 countries will perform in more than 200 concerts at 18 venues during the nine-day event June 8-16. Headliners include Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Jerry Lee Lewis, Madeleine Peyroux, Dr. John, Solomon Burke, Raul Midon, Jean Luc Ponty, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette & Larry Goldings & MORE!

The diverse artist roster includes Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra performing “Congo Square,” Jerry Lee Lewis, Madeleine Peyroux + Dr. John, Solomon Burke + Raul Midon, Jean Luc Ponty + Trio Beyond featuring John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette & Larry Goldings, plus Los Lonely Boys, Maceo Parker, Rusted Root, Shooter Jennings, Cowboy Mouth and Toots & The Maytalls.
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50th annual Monterey Jazz Festival featuring headliners Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Dave Brubeck PDF Print
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Friday, 30 March 2007
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Tickets went on sale today for the 50th annual Monterey Jazz Festival featuring headliners Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Dave Brubeck. The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates its 50th in grand style as the artists who have shaped both the Festival and the history of jazz reunite with the stages that have made MJF the longest running jazz festival in the world. The world-renowned event takes place September 21-23, 2007 on the familiar oak-studded and beautiful grounds of the Monterey Fairgrounds, the location of the Festival since 1958.

A stellar list of artists will grace the Arena/Lyons Stage including Diana Krall, Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, the Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring the legendary guitarist Jim Hall, John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Los Lobos, bluesmen Otis Taylor and James Hunter, Cuban vocalist Issac Delgado and the supergroup of Dave Holland, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chris Potter and Eric Harland.
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Glendale’s Jazz & Blues Festival April 14-15 with Joey DeFrancesco PDF Print
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Tuesday, 27 March 2007
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The Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival presented by SRP is shaking things up this year as the popular free music festival marks its 24th year in Glendale. Entertainment lineup

The festival will be held Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 15  from noon to 5 p.m., in downtown Glendale, 58th and Glendale avenues. Admission and parking are free.

“Moving to a two-day entertainment extravaganza will allow us to crank it up a notch to attract bigger, national acts that will dazzle music enthusiasts,” says Special Events Division Manager Martin Dickey.

This year’s festival will feature Francine Reed, who rose to prominence in her adopted hometown of Phoenix and is now known to most of the world as Lyle Lovett’s duet and backup vocalist. Reed is currently touring in support of her new album “Shades of Blue.”

Also headlining the festival is blues guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Montoya packs clubs and theaters around the world and has played major festivals, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival and The San Francisco Blues Festival.

Headlining the jazz stage is the Joey DeFrancesco Trio. DeFrancesco, who is regarded as one of the top jazz organ virtuosos in the world, is the recipient of four consecutive Down Beat Magazine’s Critics Poll Awards. He has more than 20 solo releases on Columbia and Concord Records.
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