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APRIL 24, 2006

Dawn Singh						
Dawn Singh Publicity					

Sean Kerrigan
Boston Symphony Orchestra Press Office


Featured Performers include Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Wynton Marsalis, 
Dave Brubeck Quartet & Symphonette, Dizzy  Gillespie All Star Big Band, 
Marian McPartland, The Big Three Palladium Orchestra, Spanish Harlem 

	The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced the addition of  John 
Pizzarelli and Steve Tyrell as special guests of Dr. John at the 2006 
Tanglewood Jazz Festival.   Dr. John and guests will perform a tribute 
to composer Johnny Mercer on Saturday, September 2, at the Koussevitzky 
Music Shed following an 8 p.m. performance by Wynton Marsalis.

	Jazz guitarist and vocalist, John Pizzarelli, is known for his urbane 
interpretations of the Great American Songbook.  His light swinging 
style has been compared to guitarists Les Paul and Django Reinhardt.  
Son of guitarist, Bucky Pizzarelli, John began performing with his 
father at age 20 and made his recorded debut with his 1983 release, Im 
Hip--Please Dont Tell My Father.  Subsequent recordings included P.S. 
Mr. Cole  (a tribute to Nat King Cole), Kisses in the Rain,  and Let 
There Be Love.  He has recorded an album with George Shearing and 
celebrated ten years of performing with his trio by releasing the 
concert album, Live at Birdland, in 2003 and Bossa Nova in 2004.  
Pizzarelli is probably best known to millions of Americans for his 
theme song for Foxwoods Casino, The Wonder of It All.....

	Pizzarelli will perform several Mercer tunes with Dr. John in this 
tribute to Mercerss music.  Pizzarellis history with the music of 
Johnny Mercer culminated in 1997 in a lead spot in the  Broadway 
production of Dream, A Tribute to Composer Johnny Mercer.

	Vocalist Steve Tyrell whose sizable voice filters Louis Armstrong 
through Ray Charles and Dr. John (New York Times), has achieved great 
success over the past four decades as songwriter, producer, performer 
and jazz standards vocalist.  Audiences find his down-to-earth, affable 
charm the perfect conduit for romantic ballads and lighthearted 
standards.  As the head of A & R and promotion at Scepter Records, 
Tyrell heralded the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David composed 
recordings of Dionne Warwick which led to a lifelong partnership with 
Bacharach through both of their illustrious careers.

	Tyrells extensive movie career includes the 1991 Steve Martin hit 
Father of the Bride, in which he performed The Way You Look Tonight, 
and the 1995 sequel Father of the Bride Part II, which contained his 
soundtrack recordings of Give Me the Simple Life, and On the Sunny Side 
of the Street,  His recording of  Santa Claus is Coming to Town, was 
featured in the Disney hit, Santa Claus 2, and he worked with Jack 
Nicholson on Somethings Gotta Give, in which Nicholson wanted Tyrell to 
produce a track of him singing.  Tyrell also produced the entire 
soundtrack for John Grishams film, Mickey. starring Harry Connick, Jr.

	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 NPRs 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 John Pizzarelli, Steve Tyrell (and other special guests 
to be announced) in a Tribute to Johnny Mercer
$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

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