Saturday, June 18, 2005

All that Jazz...

The JVC jazz Festival is underway in New York City with many of the top names in Jazz performing at venues throughout the city. Dave Brubeck, Don Byron, Harry Connick Jr., Branford Marsalis, Stanley Clarke and Bela Fleck are just a few of the participants. For a complete schedule of events see:

Speaking of Jazz Festivals; dates have been announced for the Long Beach Public Library's Third Annual Jazz Festival. Mark Sept.8-11 on your calendars if you want to see some of the area's best Jazz and Blues performers on the library's stage. The 2005 edition will be sponsored in part by Lancers Insurance.
If you've attended any of the shows in the past two years, I'm sure you will be back for more. Audiences have been enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the performers feed off that. Last years shows were all taped and the DVD's are included in the library catalogue.

Some Jazz classics that have recently been added to our CD collection include:
Blues and the Abstract Truth - Oliver Nelson
Thelonious Alone in San Francisco - Thelonious Monk
The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Filles de Kilimanjero - Miles Davis

For those American Idol fans, look for a CD called Pray for the Soul of Betty - it features the prematurely booted fan favorite, Constantine Maroulis. Also expect to see recordings from winner Carrie Underwood, and runner-up, Bo Bice in the near future.

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Blogger mike barnett said...

glad to see you have a copy of the incredible jazz guitar of wes montgomery in the library is an all time favorite of most jazz guitar players!

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