Wednesday, May 25, 2005
JAZZ FESTIVAL UPDATES
JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL
The JVC Jazz Festival is set for June 1 through 5 on Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre. Featured performers include Norman Brown’s Summer Storm with Peabo Bryson, Brenda Russell and Everette Harp, plus Chris Botti and Raul Midon.
RED BANK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
The Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival runs June 3 through 5 at Marine Park in Red Bank, New Jersey. Over 30 acts will be performing this year, including topliner 7-time Grammy Award winning Latin Jazz Artist, Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta. The event is being sponsored in part by New York’s CD 101.9.
PUERTO RICO HEINEKEN JAZZFEST
The 15th Annual Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest will take place June 2 through 5 at the Tito Puente Amphitheatre in San Juan. This year’s scheduled performers include Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion, Al Di Meola, Nestor Torres, the Roy Haynes Quartet, Paoli Mejias, Gal Costa, Jon Faddis, the Miguel Zenon Quartet and the Count Basie Orchestra with Patti Austin.
20th ANNUAL CHARLIE CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Bricktown, Oklahoma will host the 20th Annual Charlie Christian International Jazz Festival from June 9 through the 12th. Performers this year include Kirk Whalum, New Orleans Blues Man, Henry Butler, Grady Nichols, Michael Zaporski and FutureVisions.