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Interview with Jazz Impresario Danny Melnick

Gigi Brooks checks in with jazz event and tour producer about the challenges of presenting jazz

Danny Melnick, of Absolutely Live Entertainment
Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival
Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

On Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30, 2013, the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival will celebrate its 36th anniversary at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY.; thanks to jazz impresario, producing partner and Artistic Director Danny Melnick.

Melnick’s company, Absolutely Live Entertainment, LLC., has produced some of the greatest tours, concerts and special events throughout the world. Its extensive list of highly successful tours and events include the four month-long Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary tour; commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue recording; Wayne Shorter’s 75th birthday concerts in NYC and Boston; “The Rumi Symphony Project,” the first Persian headlining concert at Carnegie Hall; and many others.

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