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   The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced the addition of Elvis 
Costello and Dr. John to the 2006 Tanglewood Jazz Festival line-up. 
Costello will be the special guest of Marian McPartland for a live 
taping of her NPR program, “Piano Jazz,” and Dr. John will perform as 
the Saturday night headline act with several very special guests to be 
announced in the near future.

   Elvis Costello is best known for his performances with The 
Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist, 
Steve Nieve, and acclaimed collaborations with Burt Bacharach, The 
Brodsky Quartet, Paul McCartney, Anne Sofie von Otter, Bill Frisell, 
The Charles Mingus Orchestra and T Bone Burnett.

   Costello’s songs have been recorded by a great number of artists 
reflecting his interest in a wide range of musical styles: George 
Jones, Chet Baker, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Charles 
Brown, No Doubt, Solomon Burke, June Tabor, Howard Tate, the gospel 
vocal group, The Fairfield Four, and the viol consort, Fretwork, with 
the counter tenor, Michael Chance. In 2003 he began a songwriting 
partnership with his wife, the jazz pianist and singer, Diana Krall, 
resulting in six songs included in her highly successful album, “The 
Girl in the Other Room.”

   Elvis Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock & Roll 
Hall of Fame in 2003. During the same year he was awarded ASCAP’s 
prestigious Founder’s Award. He received a Grammy for “I Still Have 
That Other Girl” from his 1998 collaboration with Burt Bacharach, 
“Painted From Memory.”

   Costello’s newest recording “The River in Reverse” with New Orleans 
musician and composer, Allen Toussaint, will be released June 6 on 
Verve Records.

   McPartland and Costello will perform Saturday, September 2, at 3:00 
pm at Ozawa Hall.

   Dr. John, or Mac Rebennack as known to family and friends, is the 
embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. His 
colorful musical career began in the 1950’s when he wrote and played 
guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent 
City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex 
and Frankie Ford. In the 1960’s he headed west where he continued to be 
in demand as a session musician playing on recordings by Sonny and 
Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and many others. It was then that 
he launched his solo career as Dr. John The Night Tripper. Adorned with 
voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 
albun, “Gris-gris,” which established his unique blend of voodo 
mysticism, funk, rhythm and blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots.

   Dr. John’s most recent CD, “Mercenary: The Songs of Johnny Mercer,” 
will be released May 23 on Blue Note Records.

   Dr. John will follow Wynton Marsalis who opens at 8:00 pm, Saturday, 
September 2, at the Koussevitzky Music Shed.

   Tickets for the 2006 Tanglewood Jazz Festival are available by 
calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or online at www.tanglewood.org. 
Tickets will be available in person at the Tanglewood Box Office in 
Lenox beginning June 9. All ticket prices include a $1 Tanglewood 
Grounds Maintenance Fee. For further information, please call the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra at 617-266-1492.

   The Tanglewood Jazz Festival is sponsored by JazzTimes Magazine and 
Borders Books.

2006 Tanglewood Jazz Festival
Ticket Prices

Friday, September 1, 8 pm, Seiji Ozawa Hall
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra
The Big Three Palladium Orchestra
$45, $37, $30, lawn tickets $17

Saturday, September 2, 3 pm, Seiji Ozawa Hall
Marian McPartland
Live taping for NPR’s “Piano Jazz” with special guest Elvis Costello
$45, $37, $30, lawn tickets $17

Saturday, September 2, 8 pm, Koussevitzky Music Shed
Wynton Marsalis
Dr. John with special guests to be announced
$75, $60, $40, lawn tickets $22

Sunday, September 3, 2 pm, Seiji Ozawa Hall
Dizzy Gillespie‘ All Star Big Band
$45, $37, $30, lawn tickets $17

Sunday, September 3, 8 pm, Seiji Ozawa Hall
Dave Brubeck Quartet & Symphonette
$67, $56, $43, lawn tickets $20

For additional information, bios and photos on the performing artists, 
please review the electronic press kit at 
www.tanglewood.org/presskits/jazzfestival or to request a first-class 
mailing contact:

Dawn Singh
Dawn Singh Publicity
617-395-7743 (office)
857-544-0739 (cell)
dawn at dawnsinghpublicity.com

Sean Kerrigan
Boston Symphony Orchestra Press Office
skerrigan at bso.org

Dawn Singh
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