The Tanglewood Jazz Festival will celebrate its 15th year on September 3-5 in Lenox, Mass., offering a lineup that includes the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Symphonette, Marian McPartland, Eliane Elias, Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta II and the Branford Marsalis Quartet.
The festival’s events take place in two different venues at Tanglewood, an arts complex that plays home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The majority of the festival performances take place in the Seiji Ozawa Hall, while the keystone performance by Connick (pictured) and his Orchestra will occur in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.
The festival’s artistic director is Fred Taylor, a former Boston club owner known for his creative selection of artists and lifelong commitment to music. For Tanglewood, Taylor carefully designed a program that appeals to a wide audience of jazz, blues and Latin music fans. His approach to booking has resulted in over 48,000 people attending the festival in just the past three years.
Below is a festival concert listing. For tickets, call SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or order online at the Boston Symphony Orchestra website: www.bso.org. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster in Boston at 617-931-2000; in New York City at 212-307-7171; in western Massachusetts at 413-733-2500; and in all other areas at 800-347-0808.
September 3, 2004 8:00 PM
Eliane Elias, Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta II
Seiji Ozawa Hall
September 4, 2004 1:00 PM
Savion Glover and Jimmy Slyde