02/11/14

Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 Launches in Atlanta

Anat Cohen leads six others; 16 more cities to go

An all-star tour celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival got under way Saturday in Atlanta and will make 16 more stops through the end of March. The outing, dubbed “Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60,” features a seven-piece ensemble picked by festival curator George Wein. With clarinetist/saxophonist Anat Cohen heading the group as its musical director, the band includes vocalist Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker on trumpet, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Peter Martin, Larry Grenadier on bass, and drummer Clarence Penn.

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Larry Grenadier of Fly at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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Itinerary

Feb. 13 – Boston, Mass., Berklee Performance Center
Feb. 15 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
Feb. 16 – North Bethesda, Md., Music Center At Strathmore
March 4-8 – New York, N.Y., Jazz Standard
March 9 – Philadelphia, Pa., Merriam Theater
March 14 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Lobero Theatre
March 15 – Los Angeles, Calif., Walt Disney Concert Hall
March 20 – Columbia, Mo., Missouri Theatre
March 21 – Springfield, Mo., Juanita K. Hammons Hall For The Perf. Arts
March 22 – Kansas City, Mo., Gem Theatre
March 23 – Chicago, Ill., Old Town School Of Folk Music
March 26 – Benton Harbor, Mich., Mendel Center
March 27 – East Lansing, Mich., Wharton Center For Performing Arts
March 28 – Madison, Wis., Overture Center For The Arts
March 29 – Brookfield, Wis., Sharon Lynne Wilson Center
March 30 – St. Louis, Mo., Sheldon Concert Hall

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