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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
Nnenna Freelon
The 12th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival line-up is set and tickets are now available for sale at 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 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.
6th Annual Rochester International Jazz Festival June 8-16, 2007 to Feature 600+ Artists PDF Print
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Sunday, 08 April 2007
WyntonMarsalis © Keith Major
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.
50th annual Monterey Jazz Festival featuring headliners Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Dave Brubeck PDF Print
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Friday, 30 March 2007
Ornette Coleman © Jimmy Katz
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.
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.
Capital City Jazz Fest - April 27-29, 2007, in Madison, WI PDF Print
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Monday, 26 March 2007
Reuben Ristrom © Andrea Canter
The 19th annual Capital City Jazz Fest will be held April 27-29, 2007, at our new venue, the Madison Quality Inn & Suites, 2969 Cahill Main, in Madison/Fitchburg. The fest performers will be: the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, Bob Schulz's Frisco Jazz Band, the Reuben Ristrom Quartet and Butch Thompson of Prairie Home Companion Fame. 
Now in its 32nd year, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band plays traditional jazz. This style, as performed by the Black Eagles, covers a wide range from the early New Orleans style; Chicago of the 1920's; 1930's small band jazz; the revival of the 1940's and 1950's; and original pieces written by a number of band members.  Their repertoire of over 600 numbers includes Rags by such as Scott Joplin, arranged for the band; spirituals and gospel music; old pop tunes from the start of the 20th century to the 1960's and blues.  They have vocalists with a broad repertoire whose vocals are always well received by audiences.  This will be the band’s second appearance at the Capital City Jazz Fest.
Brubeck Festival 2007 April 11-15 PDF Print
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Thursday, 15 March 2007
Roberta Gambarini
Roberta Gambarini
Dedicated to jazz, contemporary concert music, lectures and symposia, Brubeck Festival 2007 will be held from April 11-15 in Stockton, California. An annual event that celebrates the musical, intellectual, and philosophical ideas of Dave Brubeck, this year's festival is entitled Words with Music and honors the words and music of Iola and Dave Brubeck.

In its sixth year, the five day festival includes nine concerts, symposia and lectures centered on the University of Pacific campus. The festival's centerpiece performance is on April 13, with an evening entitled “The Dave Brubeck Songbook.”

The concert will open with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Grammy-nominated vocalist Roberta Gambarini (”* a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae” Boston Globe) and concludes with a performance of the Cannery Row Suite, commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2006 and to be performed at Brubeck Festival 2007 by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Triple Play (including Chris Brubeck) and others.
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