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Saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman to Celebrate 75th Birthday with All-Star Guests

Saxophone great David “Fathead” Newman will celebrate his 75th birthday at the New York jazz club Iridium with a parade of guests including Phil Woods, Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton and many others. The shows will take place on January 24th to 27th, with sets at 8:30 and 10:30 PM. Newman will also appear on The Late Show with David Letterman as a guest of bandleader Paul Shaffer on January 22nd, and will be interviewed on radio station WBGO by Gary Walker at 9 AM on the 25th

Iridium is located at 1650 Broadway (at the corner of W. 51st Street) in Manhattan. For reservations or more information call 212-582-2121 or visit Iridium. The ticket charge is $35 and thre is a $10 minimum per person per show.

Newman’s band will include Warren Bernhardt on piano, John Menegon on bass and Yoron Israel on drums and the guest lineup is expected to be as follows:

Phil Woods (January 24)

Jimmy Heath (January 25)

Frank Wess (January 26)

Cedar Walton (January 27 first set)

Eric Alexander (Jan. 24 or 25)

Vincent Herring (January 26 or 27)

Lew Soloff (January 27)

Jimmy Cobb (January 24)

Steve Turre (January 27)

Marcus Belgrave (January 24)

Ken Peplowski (January 25)

Paul Shaffer (January 24)

Bill Easley. (January 24 or 25)

Also featured will be:

Benny Powell

Howard Johnson

Russell Malone

Peter Bernstein

Dave Valentin

Janis Siegal

Louis Hayes

Randy Brecker

Lou Marini

David Weiss

plus other surprise guests

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