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Entries from June 2008

The Police Announce Final Show Details of Their Reunion Tour

The Police’s final show of their reunion tour will be a public television benefit at New York’s Madison Square Garden on August 7th. The announcement came after fourteen months of a record-breaking tour, their much anticipated final concert, which will feature special guests the B-52’s. In a groundbreaking partnership, tickets to the concert will only […]

Date: Jun 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

2009 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship Recipients

The highest honor in American music –The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the recipients of the 2009 NEA Jazz Masters Award. The six 2009 NEA Jazz Masters are: George Benson, Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Toots Thielemans, and Snooky Young. Recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder will receive the 2009 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters […]

Date: Jun 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

2008 Rochester International Jazz Festival

With over attendance of 80,000 in 2006, the 2007 Rochester International Jazz Festival saw its turnout soar to 121,000, a 51% increase; representing the largest single-year attendance jump in the Festival’s history. The Festival draws attendees from all over the country and world. Founded in 2002 and is one of nation’s largest and fastest growing […]

Date: Jun 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Festivals

Wynton to Play in Marciac Jazz Festival 2008

Wynton Marsalis to play in Marciac Jazz Festival 2008 with his Septet, Quintet and Richard Galliano at Marciac Jazz Festival. Wynton will also give two Master Classes on August 10 and 15. A complete photo and video report of the concerts, rehearsals and master classes will be available on August. Visit website [jazzinmarciac.com]

Date: Jun 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Festivals · Jazz News

JVC Jazz Festival New York Takes Over the Stage at the Concert Hall at NYSEC for Nine Nights

The 2008 JVC Jazz Festival New York presents a “festival within the festival” at the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC), 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West. Produced by The Festival Network, LLC (FN). Nine nightly concerts of stellar performances by Billy Taylor, Charles Lloyd, Dee Dee Bridgewater, […]

Date: Jun 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Festivals