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Woody’s Sweet & Lowdown Sound

Woody Allen is generally known for his wry-witted, social-commentary films like Annie Hall and A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy. But to New York jazz aficionados, he’s that guy behind the mean clarinet sound in Eddy Davis’ band over at the Carlyle Hotel on Monday nights.

Starting August 1, actor/director/jazzman Allen brings his acts to the West Coast for the first time ever, and he’s packing heat: Eddy Davis & His New Orleans Jazz Band. The tour includes stops in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles to play a series of jazz concerts and promote screenings of Allen’s newest comedy, Curse of the Jade Scorpion, set for release nationwide by DreamWorks on August 10, 2001. The proceeds from each concert will go to local nonprofit music organizations, such as Music in Schools Today (MUST) and the Pacific Jazz Institute (PJI).

Tickets for concerts go on sale locally at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23. You can also register to win a pair of tickets to each performance through the official website for Curse of the Jade Scorpion,

Contact the individual venues for tickets:
Seattle: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Avenue. (206) 441-9729.
Oakland: Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West. (510) 238-9200.
Los Angeles: The Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Avenue. (310) 271-9039.

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