[members-announce] This Dr. John Lineup Only at Tanglewood

Dawn Singh dawnsingh at aol.com
Fri Jul 21 12:18:26 EDT 2006

This Dr. John Lineup Is Only at Tanglewood

July 21, 2006

While it seems Dr. John has performed at almost every jazz festival on 
the planet this year, no performance has been like his upcoming show at 
the Tanglewood Jazz Festival.  In celebration of his new CD, 
“Mercernary,” the music of Johnny Mercer, Dr. John will perform 
material from the CD with Irma Thomas, Ann Hampton Callaway and John 

A special horn section for this show will include Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, 
Howard Johnson, baritone saxophone, and Craig Handy, tenor saxophone.

Fred Taylor, Artistic Director of the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, 
explains how the show came together:

“I ran into Ed Girard and Danny Kapilian at the APAP conference in New 
York last January and they were talking about the new Dr. John album of 
Johnny Mercer material.   We thought it would be interesting to put 
something together for Tanglewood.  That’s how it all got started,” 
says Taylor.

“We wanted to have special guests who could deliver the material 
appropriately with Dr. John’s version, and create an all-star event 
with a special horn section.  We ended up with the young, brilliant 
Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Craig Handy, a wonderful standards player on 
tenor sax, and the legendary Howard Johnson on baritone sax.  We kept 
gathering the pieces together, added Dr. John’s band and the 
interaction with different singers and came up with a truly unique 

Dr. John and Special Guests will be at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival 
Saturday, September 2, at 8:00 pm following Wynton Marsalis.  Tickets 
are $22-75 and may be purchased by calling SymphonyCharge at 
888-266-1200 or online at www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org.

For a complete lineup and ticket prices, visit the website at 
www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org.  Other headliners include Elvis 
Costello, Marian McPartland, a rare U.S. performance by Dave Brubeck 
and a 22-piece string symphonette for his Chamber Program, the Dizzy 
Gillespie All Star Big Band led by Slyde Hampton, the Big Three 
Palladium Orchestra, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the John Stetch 
Trio, Rachael Price, the Warren Wolf Quartet, Taylor Eigsti and Julian 
Lage, and Syncopation.

For more information, contact Dawn Singh at 617-395-7743 or 
857-544-0739 or dawn at dawnsinghpublicity.com

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