[members-announce] TANGLEWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL 2007
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 11, 2007
Hugh Masekela, Kevin Mahogany, Red Holloway, Cyrus
Chestnut, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Romero Lubambo, Leny
Adrade, and the Maria Schneider Orchestra Added to
Lineup for Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2007 Tanglewood
August 31-September 2
Full Lineup Includes Kurt Elling, Randy Crawford and Joe
Sample, Marian McPartland, Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz
Band, Hank Jones, Roberta Gambarini, Ahmad Jamal and
Cunard Line is the official Cruise Line of the Boston
Symphony Orchestra and Sponsor of the Tanglewood Jazz
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced the addition
of Kevin Mahogany's Kansas City Revue featuring the
music of Big Joe Turner, BossaBrasil featuring the Cesar
Camargo Mariano and Romero Lubambo Duo, the Maria
Schneider Orchestra and Hugh Masekela to the 2007
Tanglewood Jazz Festival line-up.
South African trumpeter, Hugh Masekela, will perform
immediately following the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
on Friday, August 31, at 8 pm. Best known for his
chart-topping 1968 hit, "Grazin' in the Grass," Masekela
continues to demonstrate extraordinary growth and
versatility in his music. A lifelong activist and
supporter of anti apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela,
Masekela also founded a music school and record label to
benefit South African youth. He toured with Paul
Simon's "Graceland," and recorded with Bob Marley,
Miriam Makeba, Abdullah Ibrahim and dozens of other
South African artists.
Kevin Mahogany appeared as Big Joe Turner in the Robert
Altman film, Kansas City. His resemblance to Turner, a
popular blues singer from the 1930's-60's-both in style
and appearance-introduces a new generation of music fans
to such blues and R & B hits as "Chain of Love," "The
Chill is On," and "Shake, Rattle and Roll." Mahogany's
own jazz pedigree qualifies him as one of the genre's
leading vocalists. He has performed at Carnegie Hall,
the Kennedy Center, and countless venues around the
world, and records on his own label, Mahogany Jazz.
Appearing with Kevin Mahogany in the Kansas City Revue
will be saxophonist Red Holloway, who performed on Big
Joe Turner's last recording, "Tata Tata," and was a
close personal friend of the singer. Pianist Cyrus
Chestnut, who portrayed Pete Johnson in the Altman film,
will also be onstage. Vocalist Kathy Kosins will join
the revue along with the Chuck Bergeron Trio.
Kevin Mahogany's Kansas City Revue featuring the Music
of Big Joe Turner will perform Sunday, September 2, at
BossaBrasil premiered at Birdland in New York in 2005
and features pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano and guitarist
Romero Lubambo. Mariano is recipient of a Latin
"Grammy" Lifetime Achievement Award for legendary status
in the world of Brazilian pop music. Romero has
performed and recorded with Jobim, Gilberto Gill, Diane
Reeves, Yo-Yo Ma, and Paquito D'Rivera among others.
Brazilian samba-jazz vocalist, Leny Andrade, will appear
as the duo's guest. BossaBrasil was created by Pat
Phillips and Ettore Stratta.
BossaBrasil will perform immediately following Kevin
Mahogany's Kansas City Revue on Sunday, September 2, at
Maria Schneider arrived in New York from Minnesota in
1985, studied composition with Bob Brookmeyer and
became an assistant to Gil Evans working on the film,
The Color of Money, and on the Gil Evans and Sting tour
in 1987. The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra was awarded
a 2005 Grammy for its recording "Concert in the Garden"
(ArtistShare Records) and became the first Grammy
winning recording with internet only sales. Numerous
Grammy nominations were received for her previous
recordings, Evanescence, Coming About and Allegresse.
Allegresse was included in the Top Ten Recordings of
2000 by Time magazine and Billboard. Schneider's latest
CD, Sky Blue is scheduled for release from ArtistShare
in June 2007.
The Maria Schneider Orchestra will perform immediately
following BossaBrasil on Sunday, September 2.
Cunard Line, whose fleet comprises The Most Famous Ocean
Liners in the World (SM), Queen Mary 2 and QE2, and the
newest royal, Queen Victoria, comes aboard for the first
time as the official cruise line and sponsor of the 2007
Tanglewood Jazz Festival. During its storied 167-year
history, Cunard's renowned ships have transported
society's luminaries, notables, and famed artists around
the world in unrivaled style. Sumptuous surroundings
and the line's legendary White Star Service (SM) have
made Cunard the preferred choice of luxury travel for
Tickets for the 2007 Tanglewood Jazz Festival are
available by calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or
online at www.tanglewood.org. and in person at the
Tanglewood Box Office in Lenox. 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 also sponsored by
JazzTimes Magazine and Borders Books.
2007 Tanglewood Jazz Festival Ticket Prices
Friday, August 31, 8 p.m.
Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
Saturday, September 1, 3 p.m.
Live taping for NPR's "Piano Jazz" with special guest TBA
Saturday, September 1, 8 p.m.
Kurt Elling with Very Special Friends
Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Sunday, September 2, 1:30 p.m.
Kevin Mahogany's Kansas City Revue Featuring the Music of Big Joe Turner
Starring Cyrus Chestnut and Red Holloway
Kosins and the Chuck Bergeron Trio
BossaBrasil Featuring the Cesar Camargo Mariano-Romero
Lubambo Duo with guest vocalist, Leny Andrade
The Maria Schneider Orchestra
Tickets: $30-47/lawn $18
Sunday, September 2, 8 p.m.
Hank Jones & Roberta Gambarini
Ahmad Jamal & Jimmy Heath
For additional information, bios and photos on the
performing artists, please review the electronic press
kit at www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org/presskit or
www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.com/presskit or to request a
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