[members-announce] Jeremy Pelt joins Newport Jazz All-Star Tour, Sells out Blue Note

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Mon Mar 22 02:01:33 EST 2004

New York – Some of the most distinguished names in jazz will embark on a 50-city U.S. tour starting a yearlong celebration of the Golden Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, which is considered by many to be one of the most important events in jazz history. George Wein, CEO of Festival Productions, Inc., announced that the Newport Jazz Festival® 50th Anniversary Tour will be kicking off on January 17th and running through March 27th with performances taking place in performing arts centers and college campuses across the country. 
The Newport Jazz Festival® 50th Anniversary Tour will be presented in two parts, the Northeast/Midwest and West Coast/Southwest, with a different line-up of renowned artists performing in each. The first leg will feature legendary saxophonist James Moody, virtuosic instrumentalist Cedar Walton on piano, veteran trumpet master Randy Brecker, universally praised saxophone aficionado James Carter, guitar virtuoso Howard Alden, one of the most widely recorded bassists of his generation, Peter Washington and “Rhythm Is My Business” drummer Lewis Nash.
The second half of this tour will feature award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard (replaced by Down Beat Critic's Poll Rising Star trumpet winner Jeremy Pelt), masterful tenor saxophonist Lew Tabackin, world-renowned clarinetist Ken Peplowski, scat/blues and jazz vocalist Lea DeLaria, and versatile young drummer Karriem Riggins, performing along with Walton, Alden, and Washington.
Dates featuring Jeremy Pelt
March 7• Santa Fe, NMSunday • 4:00 PMLensic Performing Arts Center
March 9 • Tucson, AZTuesday• 8:00 PMCentennial Hall, University of Arizona
March 10 • Scottsdale, AZWednesday • 7:30 PMScottsdale Center for the Arts
March 12 • Las Vegas, NVFriday • 8:00 PMArtemus W. Ham Concert Hall, UNLV
March 13 • Los Angeles, CASaturday • 8:00 PMRoyce Hall, UCLA
March 14 • Palm Springs, CASunday • 4:00 PMAnnenberg Theater
March 15 • El Cajon, CAMonday • 7:30 PMEast County Performing Arts Center
March 17 • Arroyo Grande, CAWednesday • 7:30 PMClark Center for the Performing Arts March 18 • Santa Barbara, CAThursday• 8:00 PMLobero Theatre
March 19 • Berkeley, CAFriday • 8:00 PMZellerbach Hall
March 20 • Vacaville, CASaturday • 7:30 PM Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre
March 21 • Cupertino, CASunday • 3:00 PMFlint Center for the Performing Arts
March 23 • Santa Rosa, CATuesday • 8:00 PMLuther Burbank Center
March 24 • Chico, CAWednesday • 7:30 PM
Universally recognized as the "Grandfather" of all jazz festivals for being the first ever all-jazz festival presented, legendary impresario George Wein has been bringing jazz lovers and renowned jazz figures together since 1954. The Newport Jazz Festival® 50th Anniversary Tour is just one of many festivities marking the event that brought this uniquely American musical form to millions of people, and forever changed the cultural landscape of this country.
Jeremy Pelt has three cds as a leader and appears on over two dozen recordings as a sideman, including Wayne Shorter's 2003 Grammy winning disc "Alegria".  Pelt has signed a multi-cd contract with MaxJazz and just released "Close To My Heart" his debut for the label which is a ballads disc featuring strings (http://maxjazz.com/pelt/card/pelt.html).   The disc debuted at # 30 on the US JazzWeek charts.  In seven weeks it climbed to the # 6 position and continues to be extremely well received by audiences and critics alike. 
Now on tour as a member of the 50th Anniversary of Newport Jazz Festival Tour, Jeremy and his band will be available for concerts, Performing Arts Centers, clubs, & workshops in 2004-2005.  They will continue to celebrate the release of his current disc, "Close To My Heart" on the MaxJazz label. 
On his day off from the Newport Jazz Tour, Jeremy returned to New York City to debut as a leader at The Blue Note Jazz Club.  The inclement weather did not deter the audience on March 8, 2004 and Pelt enjoyed a SOLD-OUT engagement featuring his group Creation. The band features an eclectic mix of instruments such as trumpet, alto sax/bass clarinet, guitar, vibraphone, bass, and drums. These instruments come together to produce a unique texture of music that caters to the band’s composer, Jeremy Pelt. Creation has many influences, including the music of late 60’s/early 70’s Miles, Weather Report, Ornette Coleman, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, and Radiohead to name some. The result of all those influences produces one distinctive and personal sound. Creation is looking to push the envelope of music itself, with its mixture of Jazz, Fusion, and straight-up Rock and Roll. The members of Creation are Jeremy Pelt- trumpet, leader, Myron Walden- alto sax/bass clarinet, Mike Moreno- guitar, Warren Wolf- vibraphone, Derek Nievergelt- bass, and Tommy Crane- Drums.
Visit Jeremy Pelt at: www.PeltJazz.com 

Chantal PhairePhairelady Management Services20 West 20th Street, 2nd FloorNew York, NY 10011-4213Direct Phone: (212) 822-8590Private Fax: (646)349-2976E-Mail: Phairelady at aol.com
Phairelady Management Services represents the following artists: Kirk LIGHTSEY, Ralph PETERSON Jr., JoAnne BRACKEEN, Denise JANNAH, Jeremy PELT and Amina FIGAROVA 

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