[members-announce] Tanglewood Jazz Festival Announces Nnenna Freelon, Mulgrew Miller and Spencer Day as Special Guests on "Piano Jazz" with Marian McPartland in Celebration of her 90th Birthday Taped Live for National Public Radio

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Tue Jun 10 00:24:10 EDT 2008


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  JUNE 9, 2008

Tanglewood Jazz Festival Announces Nnenna Freelon, Mulgrew Miller and  
Spencer Day as Special Guests on "Piano Jazz" with Marian McPartland  
in Celebration of her 90th Birthday Taped Live for National Public Radio

  Jazz Café Artists Include Aaron Parks, Kate McGarry, Jason Palmer,  
Spencer Day and Alex Brown

  August 29-31, 2008
All-Day Lawn Pass Available for Saturday and Sunday

  Cunard® Line is the official Cruise Line of the Boston Symphony  
Orchestra and Sponsor of the Tanglewood Jazz Festival

  The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced the addition of  
vocalists Nnenna Freelon and Spencer Day, and pianist, Mulgrew Miller  
to the 2008 Tanglewood Jazz Festival lineup.  They will be the  
special guests of Marian McPartland for the live taping of "Piano  
Jazz" for NPR in celebration of Ms. McPartland's 90th birthday.

  Returning again this year is the popular Jazz Café, an informal,  
cabaret style venue that features emerging talent.  This year's  
artists in the Jazz Café are the Aaron Parks Quintet, the Kate  
McGarry Trio, the Jason Palmer Quintet, the Spencer Day Quartet, and  
the Alex Brown Trio.

  Available again this year is an all-day lawn pass for Saturday and  
Sunday for $33 per day.

  The full lineup also includes Dianne Reeves, Terence Blanchard,  
Donal Fox, Christian Scott, Eddie Daniels, Mark O'Connor, Jane  
Monheit, Joe Locke, Eliane Elias, and Edmar Castaneda.

  Cunard® Line, whose fleet comprises The Most Famous Ocean Liners in  
the World®, the magnificent Queen Mary 2®,  the legendary Queen  
Elizabeth 2®, and its newest ocean liner, Queen Victoria™, is the  
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  
a grand journey, rich with possibilities and a distinct sense of  
adventure.  The epitome of a privileged, international lifestyle, a  
Cunard voyage encompassed the finest in contemporary entertainment,  
cuisine and culture.   Today, Cunard offers all the glamour and  
excitement of that time on an even grander scale with modern-day  
amenities beautifully complementing Cunard's impeccably cultivated  
atmosphere of British tradition making Cunard the preferred choice of  
elegant travel.

  Tickets for the 2008 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 Jazzcorner.com.

  2008 Tanglewood Jazz Festival Ticket Prices

Friday, August 29, 6:30 pm
Aaron Parks Quartet
Jazz Café
Admission free with ticket to main stage event

Friday, August 29, 8 pm
Edmar Castaneda Trio with special guest Joe Locke
Eliane Elias "Something For You"
A Tribute to Bill Evans
Tickets:  $41-59/lawn $17

Saturday, August 30, 12:30 pm
Kate McGarry Trio
Jazz Cafe
Admission free with ticket to main stage event

Saturday, August 30, 2 pm
A Celebration of Marian McPartland's 90th Birthday
Special guests Nnenna Freelon, Mulgrew Miller, Spencer Day
A live taping for "Piano Jazz" on NPR
Tickets: $31-49/lawn $18

Saturday, August 30, 6:30 pm
Jason Palmer Quintet
Jazz Cafe
Admission free with ticket to main stage event

Saturday, August 30, 8 pm
Donal Fox:  Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project with special guest Christian  
Scott
Dianne Reeves
Tickets:  $44-70/lawn $19

Sunday, August 31, 12:30 pm
Spencer Day Quartet
Jazz Cafe
Admission free with ticket to main stage event

Sunday, August 31, 2:00 pm
Eddie Daniels Quartet
Mark O'Connor's "Hot Swing" with special guest Jane Monheit
Tickets:  $31-49/lawn $18

Sunday, August 31, 6:30 pm
Alex Brown Trio
Jazz Cafe
Admission free with ticket to main stage event

Sunday, August 31, 8:00 pm
Terence Blanchard's "A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)"  
with 35 piece orchestra
Tickets:  $41-59/lawn $17


For additional information, bios and photos on the performing  
artists, please review the electronic press kit at  
www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org/presskit or contact:
Dawn Singh
Dawn Singh Publicity
  505-771-0417 (office)
857-544-0739 (cell)
dawn at dawnsinghpublicity.com

Kathleen Drohan
Boston Symphony Orchestra Press Office
617-638-9280
kdrohan at bso.org



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