08/23/01

IAJE Presents Woody Herman Tribute

On Oct. 20 in Hollywood, Calif., the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) and the Woody Herman Society present “Autumn Eve,” a concert tribute to bandleader Woody Herman, whose spirited playing swept the swing era with songs like "Four Brothers" and "Early Autumn."

The event will take place at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the resting place of film stars Peter Lorre, Jayne Mansfield, Edward G. Robinson, Carl Switzer (Alfalfa in “The Little Rascals”), Terry (Toto the dog, from The Wizard of Oz) and now, Woody Herman, whose remains will be transported to the site as part of the memorial event. This will be the “first jazz concert ever done in a cemetery,” according to Hollywood Forever proprietor Tyler Cassity.

Frank Tiberi and the Woody Herman Orchestra will appear in full force at the tribute, along with John LaPorta, Terry Gibbs, Billy Bauer, Joe Labarbera and a number of other musicians who worked with Herman.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.

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