[Dixielandjazz] JVC Jazz Festival in NYC

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 23 18:52:34 PDT 2003

If you are in NYC, USA during this time, there is some fantastic jazz to
be seen/heard. Perhaps even some OKOM? See paragraph 2. Is there a trend
developing here by chance? Any other bands out there like mine that find
"modern" or generic jazz festivals are a great source of gigs for OKOM?
We now do 5 modern jazz festivals, plus 2 blues festivals and 2 generic
music festivals every year within daily commute distance of home base.


PS: For you clarinet players out there, note that Buddy DeFranco and
Tony Scott will be performing for a week at the Iridium jazz club. Man,
it just doesn't get any better than that, regardless of your jazz
orientation, and may be the last chance you have to see these legendary
jazz clarinetists together. Deja vu from the 1950s., and not too much of
that left alive.

April 23, 2003 New York Times

Shows All Over Town on Jazz Festival Lineup


      The JVC Jazz Festival this year will include performances by
Ornette Coleman, Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck and India.Arie among others.
The lineup was announced yesterday by the event's longtime producer,
George Wein, and his company, Festival Productions.

The festival, which will include more than 100 events from June 15 to
28, has the usual structure. There will be an opening five days of
smaller concerts, this year at the Schomburg Center for Research in
Black Culture, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the KAYE PLAYHOUSE, WHERE
wonder what that means? OKOM?, be still my beating heart) The main
events, in the second week, will be at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and
the Beacon Theater.

As with last year's festival, some of New York's larger jazz clubs will
join with the festival. Birdland will hold some concerts, including an
evening of guitar-piano duets: Pat Martino with Jim Ridl, and Russell
Malone with Benny Green, on June 24. Iridium will present a week with
the clarinetists Tony Scott and Buddy DeFranco, and the Village Vanguard
will program more in the realm of current jazz. Taking a cue from the
Montreal Jazz Festival's "Invitation" series, the Vanguard's five-day
series will focus on a single musician: the drummer Paul Motian. He
will be featured in five different bands, one each night, from June 24
through June 28.

Larger concerts include Cesaria Evora and Lila Downs (June 18, Beacon
Theater); a celebration of the collaboration between the filmmaker Spike
Lee and the jazz composer Terence Blanchard, featuring the singers
Cassandra Wilson and Angie Stone (June 20, Carnegie Hall); and a concert
tracing the Cuba-to-New York route of Latin music, featuring Los Van
Van, the singer Adalberto Santiago, and the conguero and bandleader Ray
Barretto (June 21, Carnegie Hall).

There will also be a tribute to Peggy Lee, with Peter Cincotti, Deborah
Harry, Jane Monheit and others (June 23, Carnegie Hall); Roy Hargrove's
neo-soul project, RH Factor, with Maceo Parker (June 24, Apollo);
Ornette Coleman's trio, with Charlie Haden and his guest Michael Brecker
opening the show (June 25, Carnegie Hall); Chick Corea, with three
different bands (June 26, Avery Fisher Hall); Dave Brubeck and Shirley
Horn (June 27, Carnegie Hall); India.Arie and Meshell Ndegeocello (June
27, Avery Fisher Hall); and Wayne Shorter, with an orchestra, Herbie
Hancock, and Savion Glover (June 28, Carnegie Hall).

Tickets go on sale today. Tickets for the larger concerts are available
at the individual theaters' box offices. Information:
www.festivalproductions.net or (212) 501-1390.

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