[members-announce] Tanglewood Jazz Festival Tickets on Sale

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              On Sunday, February 14, tickets go on sale for the 2010  
Tanglewood season, including the annual Labor Day Weekend Tanglewood  
Jazz Festival, to take place September 4-5.  Jazz greats highlighting  
this year’s festival include Kurt Elling. John Pizzarelli, The  
Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Eddie Daniels, Bob James, Donal Fox,  
Julian Lage, Jessica Molaskey, and the Laurence Hobgood Trio. All  
shows will be held in Seiji Ozawa Hall.

             For additional information, bios, and photos on the  
performing artists, please review the electronic press kit at  

             On Saturday, September 4, at 2 pm, the 2010 Tanglewood  
Jazz Festival will open with “Radio Deluxe,” co-hosted by John  
Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey.  The program will be taped live at  
the festival for later broadcast on more than 60 stations nation-wide.  
Normally broadcast from their living room “high above Lexington  
Avenue,” the Tanglewood program will be the second consecutive year  
they have taken it on the road since the program’s inception in 2005.   
The show’s format, marked by the duo’s urbane, 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 two such special guests to be announced at a later date.

On Saturday, September 4 at 8 p.m., jazz vocalist and 2010 Grammy  
winner for the Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, Kurt Elling, makes a  
triumphant return to Seiji Ozawa Hall.  Nine-time Grammy nominee,  
Elling captured the award for his latest CD, “Dedicated to You: Kurt  
Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman” (Concord Records  
2009).  With a four-octave baritone voice, Elling is known for his  
cutting edge vocalese technique and has toured with his musical  
“father figures” Jon Hendricks and Mark Murphy in “Four Brothers.”  A  
native of Chicago, Elling has worked extensively with the Steppenwolf  
Theater on multi-disciplinary events incorporating music, poetry,  
acting, dancing and visual projections.  He has recorded and toured  
extensively and has been awarded the Prix Billie Holiday from the  
Academie du Jazz in Paris, has placed six consecutive years at the top  
of the Down Beat Critics and Jazz Times Readers’ polls and received  
three Jazz Journalists’ Association Awards for Best Male Vocalist.

Opening for Kurt Elling on Saturday night will be Elling’s long-time  
collaborator Laurence Hobgood and his trio.  Referred to as “one of  
the most incredible pianists I’ve ever heard” by Dave Brubeck, Hobgood  
has worked with Elling since 1995 when they co-produced “Close Your  
Eyes,” their first of six Grammy nominated records on the Blue Note  
label.  Hobgood received his own Grammy nomination in 2010 for “Best  
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist” for “Dedicated to  
You.”  A powerful, imaginative innovator with a hard-driving sense of  
swing, Hobgood’s latest CD, “When the Heart Dances” (Naim Records),  
features legendary bassist, Charlie Haden.

             The Sunday afternoon concert on September 5 will open at  
2 p.m. with a rare and exclusive performance by clarinetest/ 
saxophonist, Eddie Daniels, and pianist, Bob James, in a new program  
called “Broadway Boogie.”  Musical collaborators for forty years,  
Daniels and James refer to this swinging, integrated quartet as  
“chamber jazz.”  “Chamber jazz,” says Daniels, “denotes music in a  
close setting that is finely tuned and woven together, even in its  
improvisation and composition, that pulls the listener in due to the  
utter intimacy of the situation.  I believe this approach can  
transform the performer as well as the listener.”  Repertoire ranges  
from jazz standards to Bach.

             Bob James, best known for his smooth and fusion-flavored  
music and collaborations with guitarist Earl Klugh, David Sanborn and  
Fourplay, has a wide range of musical talent from classical music to  
straight-ahead jazz.  Pianist for Sarah Vaughn in the 1960’s, James’  
discography includes work with guitarist Lee Ritenour, bassist Dave  
Holland and pianist Joe Sample as well as an eastern-influenced CD  
entitled “Angels of Shanghai” that features students from the Shanghai  
Conservatory of Music.

             Not to be pigeon-holed into one style, James says of the  
premiere of “Broadway Boogie” at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York in  
October of 2009, “Perhaps more than any other art form, jazz happens  
in the moment.  You can talk about it, you can rehearse, you can  
theorize…but what I crave most is the unique feeling I get when I’m  
about to embark into unknown territory.  Especially when my captain  
for the journey is someone I trust and respect.  Individually and  
together, Eddie and I want to inspire and challenge our listeners.   
We’ve spent our lives with a deep passion for jazz and the dialogue we  
plan to engage in during this long overdue reunion will give our  
audience the opportunity to hear the influences that have shaped our  

             Following “Broadway Boogie” on Sunday afternoon will be  
the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra.  Since it’s creation in 1935 by  
William “Count” Basie, the orchestra has toured and performed around  
the globe for fans and dignitaries in every country.  Since Basie’s  
passing in 1984, the orchestra has been led by Thad Jones, Frank  
Foster, Grover Mitchell and–currently–by Bill Hughes (who was hired by  
Basie in 1953).  The multi-Grammy winning orchestra continues to tour  
the world and perform for enthusiastic fans of every age.

             Sunday evening’s performances on Sept 5 at 8 pm will  
begin with the Julian Lage Group.  While Lage has performed several  
times at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival (most recently with Mark  
O’Connor’s Hot Swing in 2008) this marks the first appearance on the  
Ozawa Hall stage with his own group.  Regarded a guitar prodigy at the  
age of 13, Lage spent several years under the tuttelege of  
instrumentalist Gary Burton and subsequently gained recognition from  
jazz superstars Herbie Hancock and Bela Fleck.  His premier recording  
“Sounding Point” (EmArcy Records 2009), was nominated for Best  
Contemporary Jazz Album that year and received critical acclaim for  
Lage’s thoughtfully composed works and innovations in duo and trio  
settings.  The 21-year old Boston-based guitarist is currently touring  
with Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, Gary Burton’s Next Generation Band and  
the Julian Lage Group.

             The festival will close on Sunday evening with an encore  
performance by pianist/composer, Donal Fox, performing a new program  
called “Piazzolla to Bach,” with a very special guest to be  
announced.  Fox appeared at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival in 2008 and  
returns by popular demand.  Named a Martin Luther King visiting artist  
at MIT in 2009, Fox crosses the classical music and jazz music  
boundaries and continuously receives critical acclaim for his  
compositions and integration of the two musical genres.  Following  
Fox’s world premiere in December of a composition entitled “Peace Out”  
at Carnegie Hall, Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times wrote, “Mr.  
Fox’s piano playing, bursting with violent, keyboard-spanning runs,  
drove the music.  A searching middle section quotes fragments of a  
Charlie Parker blues tune, “Now’s the Time.”  After a steely solo  
piano cadenza, the piece concludes with a pensive finale based on a  
descending and strangely haunting four-note refrain…exceptionally  

             Artists to perform at the popular Jazz Café will be  
announced in the near future.


Tanglewood Jazz Festival prices range from $18-77. One day jazz lawn  
passes are $34.

Tickets are available through Tanglewood’s website, www.tanglewood.org  
(beginning at 8 a.m. on February 14), by calling SymphonyCharge at  
617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200 (beginning at 10 a.m. on February 14), or  
by visiting the Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Office at 301  
Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA (beginning at 10 a.m. on February  
14). The Symphony Hall Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6  
p.m., and Saturday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.Beginning June 21, it will be open  
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular season ticket prices range from  
$9-$115. Tickets for Open Rehearsals are $17. All ticket prices  
include a $1 Tanglewood grounds maintenance fee.

Tickets are also available for purchase in person at the Tanglewood  
Box Office at Tanglewood’s Main Gate on West Street in Lenox, MA, as  
of June 18. American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover,  
and cash are all accepted at the Tanglewood Box Office. For further  
information and box office hours, please call the Boston Symphony  
Orchestra at 617-266-1492 or visit www.bso.org. Tickets are also  
available for purchase in person at the Tanglewood Box Office at  
Tanglewood’s Main Gate on West Street in Lenox, MA, as of June 18.  
American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover, personal  
checks, and cash are all accepted at the Tanglewood Box Office. For  
further information and box office hours, please call the Boston  
Symphony Orchestra at 617-266-1492 or visit www.bso.org.

             The online media partner for the Tanglewood Jazz Festival  
is Jazzcorner.com.

2010 Tanglewood Jazz Festival

Ticket Prices

Saturday, September 4, 2 p.m.
“Radio Deluxe” with John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey
Live taping for national radio broadcast with special guests TBA
$33/42/56/lawn $19

Saturday, September 4, 8 p.m.
Laurence Hobgood Trio
Kurt Elling
$45/63/77/lawn $19

Sunday, September 5, 2 p.m.
The Eddie Daniels-Bob James Quartet-“Broadway Boogie”
Legendary Count Basie Orchestra
$33/42/56/lawn $19

Sunday, September 5, 8 p.m.

Julian Lage Group

Donal Fox Quartet:  Piazzolla to Bach Project with special guest TBA

$42/$50/$62/lawn $18

All-day lawn pass Saturday and Sunday


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)

Dawn Singh Publicity:
Dawn Singh
dawn at dawnsinghpublicity.com
617-765-4012 (google voice)

Dawn Singh
Tanglewood Jazz Festival
13 Perdiz Canyon Road
Placitas, NM 87043

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