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   MARCH 10, 2006

Dawn Singh Sean Kerrigan
Dawn Singh Publicity Boston Symphony Press Office
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Featured Performers include Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck Quartet & 
Dizzy Gillespie™ All Star Big Band, Marian McPartland,
The Big Three Palladium Orchestra

   The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced the lineup for its sixth 
annual Labor Day Weekend Tanglewood Jazz Festival to be held September 
1-3 at the orchestra’s summer home in the Berkshire hills of Lenox, 
Massachusetts. Jazz greats highlighting this year’s festival include 
Wynton Marsalis, the Dave Brubeck Quartet & Symphonette, the Dizzy 
Gillespie™ All Star Big Band, Marian McPartland, The Big Three 
Palladium Orchestra and more special guests to be announced. Tickets 
for the 2006 Tanglewood Jazz Festival will be on sale March 17.

   Opening the festival Friday, September 1, at 8 pm at Ozawa Hall will 
be The Big Three Palladium Orchestra featuring the hot Latin big band 
music of Cuban orchestra leaders Machito and Tito Rodriguez and led by 
the maestros’ sons, Machito, Jr., and Tito Rodriguez, Jr. In the 1950’s 
America fell in love with the mambo and the best place to hear the 
electrifying music was at the Palladium Ballroom in New York City. 
Packed crowds came to see the now legendary musical battles that took 
place between the giants of the genre--Machito, Tito Rodriguez, and 
Tito Puente, otherwise known as “The Big Three.” The new Big Three 
Palladium Orchestra--more than 20 musicians and two vocalists--debuted 
at the Verizon Festival in New York in 2001 and immediately received 
acclaim from reviewers and audiences. The Chicago Tribune said, “The 
Big Three Palladium Orchestra may rank as the most brilliant large 
Latin jazz ensemble this side of Havana.” Their CD, “Live at the Blue 
Note, NYC,” was released in 2004 on Rumba Jams Records.

   Saturday, September 2, at 3 pm will feature the very popular annual 
visit to Ozawa Hall of pianist, Marian McPartland, known to NPR 
listeners for her “Piano Jazz” series which turns 28 this year. 
Marian’s special guest will be announced later this season. Last year’s 
guest was the exciting jazz vocalist, Madeleine Peyroux. The program is 
taped live for a future broadcast on NPR.

   The legendary Wynton Marsalis will take the stage at the Shed 
Saturday, September 2, at 8 pm. Marsalis has been described as the most 
famous jazz musician of his time and one of he world’s top classical 
trumpeters, big band leaders, composers, and devoted advocate for the 
    As Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis was 
instrumental in the creation of Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, New York’s most 
prestigious jazz club in Columbus Circle.
   A member of the highly talented Marsalis family in New Orleans, 
Wynton, his father, Ellis, and brothers Branford, Jason, and Delfeayo 
are known as “the first family of jazz.” At age 17, Wynton became the 
youngest musician ever to be admitted to Tanglewood’s Berkshire Music 
Center. Despite his youth, he was awarded the school’s prestigious 
Harvey Shapiro Award for outstanding brass student.
   Wynton Marsalis has won nine Grammy Awards and the distinction of 
being the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for both jazz and 
classical records and the only artist ever to have won Grammys in five 
consecutive years. His latest CD, “Live at the House of Tribes,” was 
released on Blue Note Records in August, 2005.

   Sunday, September 3, at 2 pm, the Dizzy Gillespie™ All Star Big Band 
will bring down the house at Ozawa Hall. Directed by trombonist, Slide 
Hampton, today’s band features some of the most highly accomplished 
jazz musicians in the world including Jimmy Heath, Roy Hargrove, Frank 
Wess, Claudio Roditti, Antonio Hart, Dennis Mackrel, John Lee, Steve 
Davis, Gary Smulyan, Andress Boiarsky, Frank Greene, Jason Jackson and 
Douglas Purviance. They will be joined by special guest vocalist, 
Roberta Gambarini. Slide Hampton, a master trombonist, composer, 
arranger and teacher, is a formidable champion of the jazz tradition. 
His mission to bring jazz to audiences around the world has placed him 
as the international ambassador of jazz. Hampton worked with Gillespie 
on and off since the 1960’s spending a significant amount of time with 
Gillespie starting in 1988 while serving as musical director, along 
with Paquito D’Rivera, of the United Nations Orchestra. Hampton also 
served as musical director for “Dizzy’s Diamond Jubilee,” a year-long 
celebration in honor of Gillespie’s 75th birthday.

   Jazz giant and Tanglewood favorite, Dave Brubeck closes the festival 
Sunday, September 3, at 8 pm at Ozawa Hall with his legendary quartet 
and a rare performance of the quartet playing with a string 
symphonette. This unique program, last performed at Tanglewood in 2004, 
was breathtaking and closed the festival with rave reviews. The Dave 
Brubeck Quartet includes Randy Jones (drums), Bobby Militello (reeds), 
and Michael Moore (bass).

   Back by popular demand, the Tanglewood Jazz Cafe features exciting 
new artists ninety minutes prior to each show in a relaxed 
cabaret-style setting (free of charge with ticket to mainstage 

   Tickets for the 2006 Tanglewood Jazz Festival will go on sale March 
17 and 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.

2006 Tanglewood Jazz Festival
Ticket Prices

Friday, September 1, 8 pm, Seiji Ozawa Hall
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 to be announced
$45, $37, $30, lawn tickets $17

Saturday, September 2, 8 pm, Koussevitzky Music Shed
Wynton Marsalis
$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:

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

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