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Spoleto Festival Announces Performers for 2010 Event

Jazz programming to include performances from Julian Lage, Lizz Wright, Norma Winstone, Fabiana Cozza, Leszek Możdżer and Nailor “Proveta” Azevedo

Norma Winstone
Leszek Mozdzer
Leszek Mozdzer
Heloisa Fernandes and Michael Grofsorean
Nailor "Proveta" Azevedo

The prestigious Spoleto Festival USA, has announced its programming for the 2010 event and included in the eclectic lineup of progressive classical, opera and theater offerings will be the Wachovia Jazz Series. Appearing this year at Spoleto will be singers Lizz Wright, Norma Winstone and Fabiana Cozza, as well as instrumentalists Julian Lage, Leszek Możdżer and Nailor “Proveta” Azevedo. In addition, jazz cellist Erik Friedlander will present his one-man show about family road trips-“Block Ice & Propane.” The jazz performances will take place at various venues throughout downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Now in its 34th year, the festival runs from May 28 through June 13.

The man responsible for booking the talent for the jazz segment of the festival, Michael Grofsorean, makes no apologies for booking artists who may be neither household names nor pure jazz artists. “I know that much of the music we present falls between categories, but categories are clumsy, as they should be. I’ve found that the artists don’t have much regard for categories. It’s all just music to them.”

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