[members-announce] 2009 Tanglewood Jazz Festival Updated Lineup

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  April 27, 2009




BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO TANGLEWOOD JAZZ  
FESTIVAL LINEUP INCLUDING BUCKY PIZZARELLI, AARON WEINSTEIN, HARRY  
ALLEN, BENNY REID, MICHAEL KAESHAMMER, EVGENEY LEBEDEV, STEVEN SANTORO

  AND BEN POWELL



FULL LINEUP INCLUDES

“AN EVENING WITH PAQUITO D’RIVERA”

“REVERSE THREAD” WITH THE REGINA CARTER QUINTET

“DREAMING THE DUKE” WITH NNENNA FEELON, HAROLYN BLACKWELL AND MIKE  
GARSON

“A PIANO DUET” WITH KENNY BARRON AND MULGREW MILLER

“RADIO DELUXE” WITH JOHN PIZZARELLI AND JESSICA MOLASKEY

THE DAVE HOLLAND OCTET WITH STEVE NELSON, CHRIS POTTER, ROBIN EUBANKS,  
ANTONIO HART, GARY SMULYAN

  AND DAVID HAZELTINE

“MAJESTY OF THE TRUMPET” WITH JON FADDIS, WALLACE RONEY

  AND SEAN JONES

THE VANGUARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA



TICKETS ON SALE NOW



             The Boston Symphony Orchestra will present its annual  
Labor Day Weekend Tanglewood Jazz Festival September 4-September 6,  
2009 at the Orchestra’s summer home in the Berkshire Hills in Lenox,  
Massachusetts.  Jazz greats highlighting this year’s festival include  
Paquito d’Rivera, Regina Carter, Nnenna Freelon, Kenny Barron, Mulgrew  
Miller, Dave Holland, Steve Nelson, Chris Potter, Robin Eubanks,  
Antonio Hart, Gary Smulyan, Jon Faddis, David Hazeltine, Wallace  
Roney, Sean Jones, , the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Harolyn Blackwell,  
and Mike Garson.  “Radio Deluxe” with John Pizzarelli and Jessica  
Molaskey will feature guest artists Bucky Pizzarelli, Aaron Weinstein  
and Harry Allen.

             Artists to perform in the Jazz Café will be Benny Reid,  
Steven Santoro, Michael Kaeshammer, Evgeny Lebedev and Ben Powell.

             For additional information, bios and photos on the  
performing artists, please review the electronic press kit at  
tanglewoodjazzfestival.org/presskit.

             On Friday, September 4 at 8 pm, the 2009 Tanglewood Jazz  
Festival will open with “An Evening with Paquito d’Rivera” in which  
the famed clarinetist will perform pieces from his Latin jazz and  
classical repertoires.  A 2005 NEA Jazz Master, winner of the 2008  
Downbeat Reader’s Poll for best clarinetist and guest artist on Yo-Yo  
Ma’s most recent recording, Songs of Joy and Peace, d’Rivera has  
extensive expertise in both the jazz and classical musical worlds.   
The Friday night concert will be preceded at 6:30 by alto saxophonist,  
Benny Reid, in the Jazz Café.  His first CD, Findings, is on Concord  
Records.

             On Saturday, September 5 at 2 pm, John Pizzarelli and  
Jessica Molskey (in her Tanglewood debut) will tape their popular  
radio program, “Radio Deluxe,” at the festival for later broadcast on  
more than 60 stations nation-wide.  Normally broadcast from their  
living room “high atop Lexington Avenue”, the Tanglewood program will  
officially take “Radio Deluxe” on the road for the first time.  The  
show’s format, marked by the duo’s urban, sophisticated humor,  
inventive playlist and extensive knowledge of the Great American  
Songbook, is expanding its repertoire to include such rock era voices  
as Randy Newman and Joni Mitchell.  “Radio Deluxe” from Tanglewood  
will feature guest artists  guitarist (and John’s father) Bucky  
Pizzarelli, violinist Aaron Weinstein and tenor saxophonist Harry  
Allen.  “Radio Deluxe” will be preceded at 12:30 pm by pianist and  
vocalist Michael Kaeshammer.  His upcoming CD, Lovelight, will be  
released in May.

             On Saturday, September 5 at 8 pm, jazz violinist and  
MacArthur Fellowship recipient, Regina Carter will perform with her  
quartet in a program titled “Reverse Thread,” which includes material  
from her Paganini project plus music from Mali, Senegal and Uganda.  O  
Magazine said “Carter is a knockout violinist who leads a knockout  
band.”  “Reverse Thread” will be preceded at 6:30 pm by pianist Evgeny  
Lebedev and his trio in the Jazz Café.

             Following Ms. Carter will be Grammy nominated jazz  
vocalist, Nnenna Freelon and classical vocalist, Harolyn Blackwell in  
“Dreaming the Duke,” a program that celebrates the legacy and  
influences of the great Duke Ellington with innovative solo pieces,  
duets and chamber and jazz quartets and intimate vocal-piano  
selections.  Noted pianist and arranger, Mike Garson, whose work with  
David Bowie and in jazz and classical genres has earned him high  
praise as an arranger, will perform as accompanist and musical  
director.  They will perform classical Ellington standards and  
selections from Ellington’s famed “Black, Brown and Beige Suite.”

             The Sunday afternoon concert on September 6 will open at  
2 pm with a rare and exclusive piano duet featuring Kenny Barron and  
Mulgrew Miller on two nine-foot Steinways performing spontaneous  
improvisations on original and jazz standard compositions.  Performed  
at the 2005 Marciac Jazz Festival in France, the program has only been  
performed a few times in the U.S. and in Europe.  Barron recently  
received the BNY Mellon Jazz 2008 Living Legacy Award by the Bank of  
New York/Mellon.  The piano duet concert will be preceded at 12:30 pm  
by vocalist Steven Santoro and his quartet in the Jazz Café.

             Barron and Miller will be followed by one of the most  
enduring large jazz ensembles in the U.S. , the Grammy winning  
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.  Founded by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, the  
orchestra received two Grammy nominations in 2008 for its recording  
Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard, (Planet Arts Records) and  
received the Grammy in the “Best Large Jazz Ensemble” category.  For  
over four decades the Orchestra has performed on Monday nights at the  
world famous jazz club, the Village Vanguard in New York.

             Closing the festival on Sunday, September 6, at 8 pm will  
be trumpeter Jon Faddis and his quartet with guest trumpeters Sean  
Jones and Wallace Roney.  “A Triumph of Trumpets” is a celebration of  
the role of the trumpet in jazz throughout the past century from Louis  
Armstrong to Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and more.  Preceding “A  
Triumph of Trumpets” will be violinist Ben Powell and his quartet in  
the Jazz Café.

             Following Jon Faddis will be bassist and big band leader,  
Dave Holland, with his all-star band including saxophonists Chris  
Potter, Antonio Hart and Gary Smulyan; vibraphonist, Steve Nelson; and  
trombonist, Robin Eubanks.  A native of the United Kingdom, Holland  
worked extensively with Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Jack DeJohnette and  
Herbie Hancock in addition to performing with chamber orchestras and  
classical composers.

             Tickets for the 2009 Tanglewood Jazz Festival are  
available by calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or online at  
tanglewood.org and in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office.  For  
further information, please call the Boston Symphony Orchestra at  
617-266-1492 or visit our website at tanglewoodjazzfestival.org.

             The Tanglewood Jazz Festival is sponsored by JazzTimes  
Magazine.  Our online media partner is jazzcorner.com.

2009 Tanglewood Jazz Festival

Ticket Prices



Friday, September 4, 6:30 p.m.
Benny Reid Quartet
Jazz Cafe

Admission free with ticket to main stage event



Friday, September 4, 8 p.m.

An Evening with Paquito d’Rivera

$41/$48/$59/lawn $17





Saturday, September 5, 12:30 p.m.

Michael Kaeshammer

Jazz Café

Admission free with ticket to main stage event



Saturday, September 5, 2 p.m.

“Radio Deluxe” with John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey

Special guests Bucky Pizzarelli, Aaron Weinstein, Harry Allen

Live taping for national radio broadcast

$32/$40/$55/lawn $18



Saturday, September 5, 6:30 p.m.

Evgeny Lebedev Trio

Jazz Café

Admission free with ticket to main stage event



Saturday, September 5, 8 p.m.

“Reverse Thread” with the Regina Carter Quartet

“Dreaming the Duke” with Nnenna Freelon, Harolyn Blackwell and Mike  
Garson

$45/$60/$75/lawn $19



Sunday, September 6, 12:30 p.m.

Steven Santoro Quartet

Jazz Café

Admission free with ticket to main stage event



Sunday, September 6, 2 p.m.

“A Piano Duet” with Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

$32/$40/$55/lawn $18



Sunday, September 6, 6:30 p.m.

Ben Powell Quartet

Jazz Café

Admission free with ticket to main stage event



Sunday, September 6, 8 p.m.

“A Triumph of Trumpets” with the Jon Faddis Quartet and special guests

  Sean Jones and Wallace Roney

Dave Holland Octet with Chris Potter, Robin Eubanks, Antonio Hart,

  Alex Sipiagian, Gary Smulyan, Nate Smith, Steve Nelson

$41/$48/$59/lawn $17



All day lawn pass Saturday and Sunday

$34















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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