[members-announce] Marian McPartland Welcomes Pianist Taylor Eigsti to Tanglewood Jazz Festival

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							June 1, 2004

Dawn Singh						Jonathan Mack, Boston Symphony
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Marian McPartland Welcomes Pianist Taylor Eigsti
to Tanglewood Jazz Festival Sept 4

Marian McPartland, host of NPR's "Piano Jazz" will feature jazz pianist, Taylor Eigsti, as her guest at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Saturday, September 4, at 3 pm in a special performance and live taping for future broadcast on NPR. 
Eigsti (pronounced "ikes-dee") a nineteen year old Californian, has been performing on stage since the age of eight when he debuted with David Benoit. His highly accelerated music career has included appearances with Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson, Kevin Mahogany, Bill Watrous, Diane Schuur, Lewis Nash, Alan Broadbent, Red Holloway, Rufus Reid and Dave Brubeck who claimed "he's the most amazing talent I've ever come across.  Remember him."  Eigsti has also performed in the classical and opera genres with Sylvia McNair, Frederica von Stade, the San Jose Symphony and the Sacramento Philharmonic.
Billboard Magazine ranked Eigsti's third and latest CD, "Resonance" (Bop City Records 2003) "an A+Ša composer/player who's going to have a major-league jazz career." Downbeat Magazine and the All Music Guide both awarded it four-stars, noting Eigsti's sophisticated composing and arranging style.
A Presidential Scholar at the University of Southern California, Eigsti has an impressive teaching resume as a member of the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop and the San Jose State Jazz Workshop since 1999. He is committed to teaching and performing with younger players and is interested in other genres of music, as are many of his contemporaries such as Jane Monheit, Peter Cincotti and Jamie Cullam.
The Tanglewood Jazz Festival will be held September 3-5 at the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home in the Berkshire Mountains in Lenox, Massachusetts. Jazz greats highlighting this year's festival include Harry Connick, Jr., the Branford Marsalis Quartet, the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Symphonette, Eliane Elias, Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta II, the Doug Wamble Quartet, the Miguel Zenon Quartet and a special all-jazz tap performance by Savion Glover and Jimmy Slyde.
Tickets for the Tanglewood Jazz Festival are available by calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or online at the Boston Symphony Orchestra website, www.bso.org, powered by EMC Corporation.  Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Ticketmaster website, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster in Boston at 617-931-2000; in New York City at 212-307-7171; in western Massachusetts at 413-733-2500; and in all other areas at 800-347-0808.  Tickets will be available in person at the Tanglewood Box office in Lenox, Massachusetts, beginning Friday, June 4.  Box office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm.
The Tanglewood Jazz Festival is sponsored by Fidelity Investments and Jazz Times Magazine.
JPEGS, bios and additional information available.

2004 Tanglewood Jazz Festival

	Friday, September 3, 8 pm, Seiji Ozawa Hall
	Eliane Elias
	Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta II
	$44, $36, $29; lawn tickets $16

	Saturday, September 4, 1 pm, Theatre Stage
	Savion Glover and Jimmy Slyde

	Saturday, September 4, 3 pm, Seiji Ozawa Hall
	Marian McPartland and Guest Taylor Eigsti
	Live taping for NPR's "Piano Jazz"
$44, $36, $29; lawn tickets $16

Saturday, September 4, 8 pm, Koussevitzky Music Shed
Harry Connick, Jr.
"Only You" Tour
$80, $60, $40; lawn tickets $20

Sunday, September 5, 2 pm, Seiji Ozawa Hall
Marsalis Music Presents:
Branford Marsalis Quartet
Harry Connick, Jr. Quartet (no vocals)
Doug Wamble Quartet
Miguel Zenon Quartet
$65, $55, $42; lawn tickets $20

Sunday, September 5, 8 pm, Seiji Ozawa Hall
Dave Brubeck Quartet and Symphonette
$65, $55, $42; lawn tickets $20

	For additional information, bios and photos on the performing artists, contact:
	Dawn Singh
	Dawn Singh Publicity
	dawn at dawnsinghpublicity.com

	Jonathan Mack
	Boston Symphony Orchestra Press Office
	jmack at bso.org

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