[members-announce] Boston Symphony Orchestra Announces 2008 Tanglewood Jazz Festival
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TICKETS FOR ENTIRE TANGLEWOOD SEASON ON SALE FEBRUARY 17—VISIT
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES REMAINING PROGRAMS: 2008
TANGLEWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL
TO FEATURE DIANNE REEVES, TERENCE BLANCHARD, DONAL FOX, ELIANE ELIAS,
EDDIE DANIELS, MARK O'CONNOR,
JANE MONHEIT, MARIAN MCPARTLAND, EDMAR CASTANEDA, AND JOE LOCKE,
Cunard® Line is the Official Cruise Line of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra and Sponsor of the Tanglewood Jazz Festival
When the 2008 Tanglewood season goes on sale on Sunday, February 17,
music fans will be able to order tickets to all Boston Symphony
Orchestra concert presentations (details available at
www.tanglewood.org), including the newly- announced Tanglewood Jazz
Festival August 29-31, Labor Day Weekend. Jazz greats highlighting
this year's festival include Dianne Reeves, Terence Blanchard, Donal
Fox, Eliane Elias, Eddie Daniels, Mark O'Connor, Jane Monheit, Marian
McPartland, Edmar Castaneda and Joe Locke. All shows will be held in
Seiji Ozawa Hall. Tickets for the entire Tanglwood season, include
the Jazz festival, go on sale Sunday, February 17th.
Photos and bios of the Tanglewood Jazz Festival artists are available
Opening the festival Friday, August 29, at 8 p.m. will be Colombian
harpist, Edmar Castaneda, and his trio featuring vibraphonist, Joe
Locke. Pianist Eliane Elias will follow performing material from her
highly acclaimed CD, "Something For You," a tribute to Bill Evans.
On Saturday, August 30, at 2 p.m., Marian McPartland celebrates her
90th birthday in the seventh annual live taping of "Piano Jazz" for
NPR. Ms. McPartland will have several very special guests for this
performance who will be announced at a later date.
Saturday, August 30, at 8 p.m., pianist and composer, Donal Fox, will
perform his Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project with special guest,
trumpeter, Christian Scott. Renowned vocalist Dianne Reeves takes
the stage in the second half of the concert.
The Sunday afternoon concert on August 31 will open at 2 p.m. with
clarinetist and saxophonist, Eddie Daniels, and his quartet. The
concert continues with violinist, Mark O'Connor, with special guest
jazz vocalist Jane Monheit in her Tanglewood Jazz Festival debut in a
show titled "Hot Swing."
Closing the festival on Sunday, August 31, at 8 p.m. will be a
Tanglewood exclusive—a very special concert by trumpeter and
composer, Terence Blanchard, with a 30-piece orchestra performing the
material from this year's Grammy winning CD, "A Tale of God's Will (A
Requiem for Katrina)."
Tickets for the 2008 Tanglewood season go on sale Sunday, February
17, and are available by calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or
online at tanglewood.org and in person at the Symphony Hall Box
Office. The Tanglewood Box Office in Lenox opens June 13. For
further information, please call the Boston Symphony Orchestra at
617-266-1492 or visit our website at tanglewoodjazzfestival.org.
Cunard Line, whose fleet comprises The Most Famous Ocean Liners in
the World®, the magnificent Queen Mary 2®, the legendary Queen
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official cruise line and sponsor of the 2008 Tanglewood Jazz
Festival. In a legendary time known as The Golden Age of Ocean
Travel, crossing the North Atlantic onboard a Cunard ocean liner was
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adventure. The epitome of a privileged, international lifestyle, a
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The Tanglewood Jazz Festival is sponsored by Cunard and JazzTimes
2008 Tanglewood Jazz Festival
Friday, August 29, 8 p.m.
The Edmar Castaneda Trio with Special Guest, Joe Locke
Eliane Elias "Something For You" A Tribute to Bill Evans
Saturday, August 30, 2 p.m.
A Celebration of Marian McPartland's 90th Birthday
Live taping for NPR's "Piano Jazz with special guests TBA
Saturday, August 30, 8 p.m.
Donal Fox: Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project featuring Christian Scott
Sunday, August 31, 2 p.m.
The Eddie Daniels Quartet
Mark O'Connor's "Hot Swing" with special guest Jane Monheit
Sunday, August 31, 8 p.m.
Terence Blanchard's "A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)"
with 30 piece orchestra
For additional information, bios and photos on the performing
artists, please review the electronic press kit at
tanglewoodjazzfestival.org/presskit or contact:
Boston Symphony Orchestra:
Bernadette Horgan (bhorgan at bso.org) and Kathleen Drohan
(kdrohan at bso.org)
617-638-9280 (September –June)
413-637-5280 (July and August)
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