[Dixielandjazz] festival promo

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November 9 – 12, 2006 
The  Festival actually begins with “A Four Barrel – Twin Piano Jazz Shoot 
Out at the  Steinway Corral,” 14418 N. Scottsdale  Road, Scottsdale, on 
Wednesday,  November 8, at 7:30 p.m.  Nationally recognized musicians Jeff  Barnhart 
and John Cocuzzi will represent the traditional jazz and swing genre  while the 
young, talented, local musicians Andy Margolis and Jacob Koller will  present 
a more modern selection of music.  The two revolving sets on twin Steinway 
Grands will conclude with an  eight “hands-on” finale that will never be 
forgotten.  $10 entrance fee.  Proceeds go to benefit the Arizona  Classic Jazz 
Society’s Bev Moyer Education/Scholarship Fund. 
All Festival events from Thursday, November 9 – Sunday,  November 12, take 
place at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos,  One San Marcos Place,  Chandler.  
Featured Festival jazz bands are  Blue Street,  Buck  Creek, Cornet Chop Suey,  52nd 
Street, High  Sierra, Independence Hall, Mighty Aphrodite, Pieter Meijers 
Quartet featuring  Ms. Ruby Wilson, Royal Dixie, Titan Hot Seven and Uptown 
Lowdown.  Vibraphonist John Cocuzzi will perform  with High Sierra and Titan Hot 
Seven and with Jeff Barnhart in three twin piano  sets.  A change of pace is 
offered  by Ivory & Gold (piano, flute, drums) and JAS’M (piano, guitar, drums,  
vocalist).  The Lindy Hoppers are  sponsoring La Chat Lunatique for midnight 
performances on Friday and Saturday and will also  provide Charleston dance 
lessons on  those days.  The two jammer sets are  being organized by Cheryl Lewis 
and Gary Church.  Igor & Friends will do some sidewalk  strolling along San 
Marcos  Place.  Mayor Boyd Dunn will present the “Gentleman of Jazz” award to 
Joe Hopkins  at the Friday evening Showcase of Bands during which time each 
band plays one  song.     
Cost: All Events $80; Thursday $10; Friday $35: Saturday  $35; Sunday $25.  
Badge Registration  is in the entrance to the San Marcos Ballroom just east of 
hotel  registration.  Four venues will be playing at the same time.  Live 
entertainment Thursday 6 – 9:30 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 1 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 
1 a.m.; Sunday 9:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Gospel hour at 9:45 a.m. Sunday  does not 
require an admittance fee and there is a free patio venue at select  times 
Friday – Sunday. 
The  following organizations have helped fund the Festival: Arizona 
Commission on the  Arts, the City of Chandler Special Event Sponsorship  Program, the 
Barker Welfare Fund and Cactus World  Jazz.  Individual sponsors are:   Rae Ann 
Berry, Helen & Bill  Daley, Bruce Fischer, Bea Hadsell, Barker Hickox, Nancy 
Hummel, Jazzdagen Tours,  Janet Smith, William Torrey, Joyce & Van 
Vanderplank, Linda & Ed Voss.  
For  more info: _www.azclassicjazz.org_ (http://www.azclassicjazz.org/)  or  
Helen Daley (480)620-3941 
Helen  Daley 
Arizona Classic Jazz Society President 
Arizona Classic Jazz Festival  Director

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