[JPL] Pittsfield CityJazz Festival
EdBride at aol.com
EdBride at aol.com
Wed Oct 4 23:57:48 EDT 2006
A reminder for regional programmers and writers (plus those considering
traveling to the Berkshires for fall foliage) who might be interested in
attending the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival (Oct. 12-15), please contact me off-list
for press credentials.
The committee appreciates the attention and support of many of you who have
already been mentioning it and playing the music of the performers.
Thursday, Oct. 12
Tony DeBlois, solo recital
Tony DeBlois personifies the term “Jazz savant”: the 31-year-old pianist is
blind and autistic, and has been playing the piano since age two. He plays 21
instruments, and knows 8,000 songs. He was the subject of the 1997 CBS made
for TV Movie "Journey of the Heart." Additionally, he has appeared on The
Learning Channel's "Uncommon Genius," Strange Science "Unusual People," and
"Understanding the Mysteries of Memory," and is the recipient of numerous
Friday, Oct. 13, <삅♴䖋诼ᡈ燿（ၵｓᱰ䶋儈懨?㯿࿃濾>8:00pm
Metta Quintet, the official resident ensemble of _JazzReach_
(http://www.jazzreach.org/) Performing Arts & Education Association, Inc. A creative unit
comprising some of today's fastest-emerging jazz artists, Metta Quintet aims to
establish itself in the vanguard of contemporary music ensembles as a
unique, dynamic voice committed to exploring exciting new artistic territory and
the infinite boundaries of the live jazz experience.
Billy Taylor and his trio
Dr. Billy Taylor encompasses that rare combination of creativity,
intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership, qualities that make him one of our
most cherished national treasures. His recording career spans nearly six
decades. He has also composed over 350 songs, as well as works for theatre, dance
and symphony orchestras.
Saturday, Oct. 14
2:00pm: Music Inn Retrospective
Panel discussion, photo exhibit, and preview of documentary.
8:00pm: The T.S. Monk Sextet
Touring with his dad until the elder Monk's retirement in 1975, T. S. then
launched into the music that had captivated him and his generation, R&B. In
1992, T.S. formed his jazz sextet and quickly earned a name for himself in the
Sunday, Oct. 15, matinee, <삅♴䖋诼ᡈ燿（ၵｓᱰ䶋儈懨?㯿࿃濾>2:00pm
Phil Woods, with the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors
Phil Woods announced himself on the Jazz scene 50 years ago, winning the
Down Beat Magazine poll in the “New Star” category for alto saxophone in 1956.
In the intervening years, he won that magazine’s Critics Poll award 21 times,
at last count, and the Readers’ Poll 27 times.
Phil will be guest soloist with the Jazz Ambassadors, the U.S. Army's
premier touring jazz orchestra. This 19-member big band, formed in 1969, has
received great acclaim both at home and abroad.
Ed Bride, Chairman
Pittsfield CityJazz Festival
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