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Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 Launches in Atlanta

Anat Cohen leads six others; 16 more cities to go

Larry Grenadier of Fly at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
Anat Cohen, Winter Jazz Fest, NYC, 1/11
Randy Brecker

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.


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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