Tanglewood Jazz Festival Tickets on Sale

Headliners include Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo, Lizz Wright, Jimmy Cobb

Jimmy Cobb
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Tickets are now on sale for the annual Tanglewood Jazz Festival, which will take place September 2-4 in Lenox, Massachusetts. Among the artists performing this at this year’s Labor Day weekend event are Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo, Lizz Wright, Jimmy Cobb, Mary Stallings, the Mingus Orchestra, Edmar Castaneda, Gunther Schuller, John Santos, Federico Britos, Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Rumero Lubambo, James Genus, Munyungo Jackson, Judy Carmichael, Michael Kaeshammer, Robin McKelle, Ulysses Owens, Sarah Manning, Rebecca Martin, Larry Grenadier, Bill McHenry, Cedric Hanriot and more. All shows will be held in Seiji Ozawa Hall and the Jazz Cafe.

This year’s festival offers several changes to the schedule. The Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic will also open on Friday September 2 and run through Sunday morning, September 4. Wine tastings will take place in the Hawthorne Tent and several special events will take place at Highwood and Seranak. See http://www.tanglewood.org for more information.

The 2011 Tanglewood Jazz Festival is the recipient of the NEA Jazz Masters grant and will feature performances and interviews with NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Cobb and Gunther Schuller. In addition, Mr. Cobb will conduct a master class for young drummers, and a screening of the Charles Mingus concert, “Epitaph,” conducted by NEA Jazz Master Gunther Schuller will be presented.

General Ticket Information

Tanglewood Jazz Festival prices range from $18-77. One-day jazz lawn passes are $34.

Tickets are available through Tanglewood’s website, Tanglewood, by calling SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200, or by visiting the Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Office at 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston Mass. Tickets are also available for purchase in person at the Tanglewood Box Office at Tanglewood’s Main Gate on West Street in Lenox, Mass.