[JPL] 2008 JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL - NEW YORK LIGHTS UP THE CITY JUNE 15 - 28~

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2008 JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL - NEW YORK
LIGHTS UP THE CITY JUNE 15 - 28
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Festival Highlights Include Herbie Hancock, João Gilberto, Jill Scott, Chris
Botti, Mos Def Big Band with Gil Scott-Heron, Bad Plus 1 featuring Kurt
Rosenwinkel, Sergio Mendes, Zap Mama, Charlie Haden Quartet West, Cecil
Taylor, Charles Lloyd, Soulive with Joshua Redman, Dick Hyman, Tierney
Sutton, Maceo Parker & More!

NEW YORK, April 8, 2008 - The 2008 JVC Jazz Festival - New York, presented
by The Festival Network, LLC (FN), lights up the city June 15 - 28 with 38
spectacular concerts plus nearly 200 additional events at clubs, schools,
museums, retail outlets and other venues throughout the city.  Tickets go on
sale April 9.
 
Highlights of this year's JVC Jazz Festival New York include 2008 Album of
the Year Grammy® Award Winner Herbie Hancock and The River of Possibilities
Tour; a celebration of 50 years of Bossa Nova starring João Gilberto; a JVC
exclusive with Bad Plus 1 featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel, JVC Jazz Festival New
York  debuts by Jill Scott, Mos Def Big Band with special guest Gil
Scott-Heron, Charlie Haden Quartet West and Bill Frisell Trio; all-star
tributes to pianist Hank Jones, Art D'Lugoff's Salsa Meets Jazz and Jack
Kleinsinger's Highlights in Jazz, as well as stellar performances by Chris
Botti, Al Green, Cecil Taylor, George Cables, Sergio Mendes, Soulive with
special guest Joshua Redman, and Charles Lloyd.
 
"JVC Jazz Festival New York demonstrates the convergence of an incredible
array of musical talent - well known and on the rise - with our great
business partner JVC. Add to that an audience that fully appreciates the
opportunity to savor some of the best music around, in one of the world's
great cities, and you have all the ingredients for a terrific experience,"
said Tom Shepard, chief executive officer, FN. "We are pleased to apply
Festival Network's resources and skills to further enhance this event, which
already has a rich history, as we have with others throughout our network of
properties."  
 
 "I have been producing festivals and events for more than half of my life,
but watching the JVC Jazz Festival unfold across New York for 14 consecutive
days is still one of my favorite times of the year," said world-renowned
jazz impresario George Wein. "It is exciting for me to be part of The
Festival Network team. Its added energy and interest in increasing awareness
of the JVC Jazz Festival through innovative programming complements our
history of unique musical presentations."
 
The JVC Jazz Festival presents seven concerts at Carnegie Hall Stern
Auditorium at 8 pm.  Concerts begin on Friday, June 20, with The Real Thing:
An Evening with JILL SCOTT followed by Nouveau Bossa featuring SERGIO MENDES
and ZAP MAMA, Saturday, June 21; 50 Years of Bossa Nova with JOÃO GILBERTO,
Sunday, June 22; and 2008 Grammy Award Winner, Album of the Year, HERBIE
HANCOCK and The River of Possibilities Tour featuring DAVE HOLLAND, VINNIE
COLAIUTA, CHRIS POTTER, LIONEL LOUEKE and SONYA KITCHELL plus show opener
LIONEL LOUEKE TRIO, Monday, June 23.  The Carnegie Hall concerts continue
Tuesday, June 24, with An Evening with CHRIS BOTTI; The Soul of Jazz
starring AL GREEN and DIANNE REEVES on Friday, June 27; and MOS DEF BIG BAND
with special guest GIL SCOTT-HERON, Saturday, June 28. 
 
Kicking off the four 8:30 pm concerts at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall is A
Taste of Genius: BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO on Sunday, June 22, followed by Dick
Hyman & Friends with DICK HYMAN, KEN PEPLOWSKI, WYCLIFFE GORDON, RANDY
SANDKE, HOWARD ALDEN, JAY LEONHART and EDDIE LOCKE, Monday, June 23;
Presenting Ms. Tierney Sutton featuring TIERNEY SUTTON BAND with TIERNEY
SUTTON, CHRISTIAN JACOB, TREY HENRY and RAY BRINKER, Tuesday June 24; and
Tangaria with RICHARD GALLIANO TANGARIA 4TET featuring RICHARD GALLIANO,
ALEXIS CARDENAS, RAFAEL MEIJIAS, PHILLIPPE AERTS and special guest HAMILTON
De HOLANDA,  Saturday, June 28. 
 
The JVC Jazz Festival - New York is pleased to make its debut at the New
York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) with 10 dynamic concerts, most
tailor-made for the festival. Jump starting the series is A Tribute to Alice
Coltrane featuring RAVI COLTRANE, GERI ALLEN, CHARLIE HADEN, JACK DeJOHNETTE
and BRANDEE YOUNGER on Tuesday, June 17, followed by A Celebration of 35
Years of Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights in Jazz with BILLY TAYLOR, BUCKY
PIZZARELLI, KEN PEPLOWSKI, BYRON STRIPLING, TED ROSENTHAL, WYCLIFFE GORDON,
GENE BERTONCINI, JAY LEONHART and LEWIS NASH on Wednesday, June 18.  Hear
Voices Beyond Boundaries with LILA DOWNS and RAUL MIDÓN on Thursday, June
19, followed by The Solo Piano featuring CECIL TAYLOR and GEORGE CABLES,
Friday, June 20, and Hank Jones Celebration with NEA Jazz Master HANK JONES,
Saturday, June 21.  
 
Concerts at the NewYork Society for Ethical Culture continue with A Tribute
to Carlos "Patato" Valdez: THE CONGA KINGS featuring GIOVANNI HIDALGO,
CANDIDO CAMERO and FRANCISCO AGUABELLA on Sunday, June 22. Be among the
number to catch A JVC New York Exclusive of BAD PLUS 1 featuring KURT
ROSENWINKEL plus EMPIRICAL on Tuesday, June 24, and Rising Stars ANAT COHEN
with special guests YUVAL and AVISHAI COHEN, plus JASON LINDNERand ESPERANZA
SPALDING QUARTET with LEONARDO GENOVESE, RICARDO VOGT and HORACIO HERNANDEZ,
Wednesday, June 25.  The series wraps up with DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER RED EARTH:
A MALIAN JOURNEY on Friday, June 27, and CHARLES LLOYD featuring JASON
MORAN, REUBEN ROGERS and ERIC HARLAND, Saturday, June 28.  All NYSEC
concerts are at 8 pm.
 
The Festival also makes it debut at Le Poisson Rouge with eight concerts,
but as the former Village Gate, the venue comes with its own venerable
history.  Don't miss the New York Debut of CHARLIE HADEN QUARTET WEST on
Wednesday, June 18, and the New Trio New York Debut ofthe BILL FRISELL TRIO,
Thursday, June 19, both evenings at 7:30 pm and 10 pm. On Saturday, June 21,
catch Genre Bending with E.S.T. and AETHEREAL BACE with ERIC McPHERSON,
NASHEET WAITS and ABRAHAM BURTON at 7:30 pm and Transcending Voices with
SIMONE and KJ DENHERT at 11 pm.   One of New York's hottest homecomings is
set for Monday, June 23, at 7:30 pm when JVC Jazz Festival Salutes Art
D'Lugoff and Salsa Meets Jazz featuring PONCHO SANCHEZ, in the room where
D'Lugoff hosted world-renowned jazz and Latin music greats until his Village
Gate closed 15 years ago.  Groove to the beat at Turntables & Samples Meet
Jazz on Wednesday, June 25, at 8 pm with MARCO BENEVENTO TRIO, DJ LOGIC
PROJECT LOGIC and MOCEAN WORKER. Come back for A JVC New York Exclusive with
SOULIVE with special guest JOSHUA REDMAN on Thursday, June 26, and Friday,
June 27, at 7:30 pm.
 
The JVC Jazz Festival - New York returns to the Rubin Museum of Art for
three concerts with THE BILLY HART ACADEMY featuring THEO CROKER, Friday,
June 21; THE AARON GOLDBERG TRIO, Wednesday, June 25; and TIM BERNE and
CRAIG TABORN, Friday, June 27, all at 7 pm.
 
Think no more about what to get Dad; take him to A Father's Day Gift with
the KENNY BARRON TRIO at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on
Sunday, June 15, at 3 pm.  Make It Funky! with MACEO PARKER and LETTUCE at
another new JVC Jazz Festival venue, Brooklyn Masonic Temple, on Wednesday,
June 18, at 8 pm.  Art greets jazz when the BILLY HARPER QUINTET takes the
stage at Studio Museum in Harlem on Thursday, June 26, at 7:30 pm.
 
JVC Jazz Festival - New York presents three free concerts at two area parks.
 MEDESKI, MARTIN & WOOD, MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG and TAYLOR McFERRIN are
set to perform at Prospect Park Bandshell on Thursday, June 19, at 7 pm. A
$3 contribution to Celebrate Brooklyn! is requested.  Grab a blanket and
pack a snack and head to Union Square Park - South Plaza for DownBeat
Presents: Jazz Combos with THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS JAZZ ENSEMBLE, THE
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY LIBERACE JAZZTET and GREATER HARTFORD ACADEMY
JAZZ ENSEMBLE, on Thursday, June 19, at 12:30 pm and The New School for Jazz
and Contemporary Music Presents: THE NEW SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE on Thursday,
June 26, at 5:30 pm. 
 
Throughout the Festival, the 2-for-1 Club Night series will offer special
discounts to JVC Jazz Festival ticket holders for select shows at The Blue
Note,Birdland, Cachaça,Iridium Jazz Club, Smoke and Zinc. 
 
Additional support for the JVC Jazz Festival - New York is provided by NYC &
Company and media partners The Village Voice and Jazz 88/WBGO-FM.   
 
The Buckingham Hotel, located at 101 West 57th Street at Sixth Avenue, is
the official host hotel of the JVC Jazz Festival - New York.  For the
special festival rate, call (212) 246-1500, extension 3201, and mention the
JVC Jazz Festival or visit www.buckinghamhotel.com.
 
Tickets and information for JVC Jazz Festival - New York concerts are
available at respective box offices, online or by telephone: TheBlue Note,
131 W. Third Street, (212) 475-8592, www.bluenotejazz.com; Birdland, 315 W.
44th Street, (212) 581-3080, www.birdlandjazz.com; Brooklyn Masonic Temple,
317 Claremont Ave at Lafayette Avenue, (866) 468-7619, www.masonicboom.com;
Cachaça, 35 W. Eighth Street,  (212) 388-9099, www.cachacajazz.com;  Iridium
Jazz Club, 1650 Broadway, (212) 582-2121, www.iridiumjazzclub.com;  Carnegie
Hall, W. 57th Street & 7th Avenue, (212) 247-7800, www.carnegiehall.org; New
York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th Street & Central Park West,
(646) 862-0458,  www.nysec.org; Le Poisson Rouge,  158 Bleecker Street,
(646) 862-0458,  www.myspace.com/lepoissonrougenyc; Prospect Park Bandshell,
9th Street & Prospect Park West, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 855-7882,
www.briconline.org/CB; Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street, (212)
620-5000, www.rmanyc.org; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
515 Malcolm X Boulevard & W. 135th Street, (212) 491-2200,
www.nypl.org/research/sc; Smoke,2751 Broadway, (212) 864-6662,
www.smokejazz.com; Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th Street, (212)
864-4500, www.studiomuseum.org; Summer in the Square, Union Square Park -
South Plaza, 14th Street between Broadway & Union Square West,
www.unionsquarenyc.org; Zankel Hall, W. 57th Street & 7th Avenue, (212)
247-7800, www.carnegiehall.org and Zinc, 90 W. Houston Street, (212)
477-8337, www.zincbar.com.
 
For information and a Festival brochure, call (646) 862-0458 weekdays from
10 am - 6 pm or visit the official JVC Jazz Festival - New York Website at
www.festivalnetwork.com.
 
* * *
Marrying legendary impresario George Wein's legacy of branded music
festivals with new corporate and marketing leadership, The Festival Network,
LLC (FN) develops, acquires and produces music festivals and live
entertainment properties in unique destinations around the globe. FN's
roster of festivals, coupled with its historic media archives dating back
over a half century, also serves to  generate content tailor-made for
premium broadcast distribution, after-market  media and a variety of
business partnerships.
 
JVC, sponsor of JVC Jazz Festivals worldwide since 1984, is one of the
world's largest manufacturers of high quality audio and video products.
 
 



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