AN ALL-STAR BENEFIT CONCERT DIRECTED BY GEORGE WEIN
Friday, September 28 at Symphony Hall, Boston
ESPERANZA SPALDING and JOEY CALDERAZZO
TO PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED LINEUP WHICH INCLUDES:
HERBIE HANCOCK, BRANFORD MARSALIS, LIZZ WRIGHT, ROY HAYNES,
CLAUDIA ACUA, REGINA CARTER, JOE LOVANO, JON FADDIS, GERI ALLEN
TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI & LEW TABACKIN, KENNY WERNER
HOWARD ALDEN, JIMMY COBB, RAY DRUMMOND
BOSTON, MA--Noted jazz impresario George Wein who is directing the all-star benefit Celebration of Jazz & Joyce" at Boston Symphony Hall [300 Mass. Avenue, Boston] on Friday, September 28 featuring Herbie Hancock, Roy Haynes, Branford Marsalis, Jon Faddis, Joe Lovano, Lizz Wright, Geri Allen, Regina Carter, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin, Kenny Werner, Howard Alden, Jimmy Cobb and Ray Drummond has just announced the addition of bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, and pianist Joey Calderazzo to the already stunning lineup.
Kicking off this year's Beantown Jazz Festival, A Celebration of Jazz and Joyce - A Concert to Establish the Joyce Alexander Wein Scholarship Fund" promises to be not only the crown jewel of this year's festival, but also one of the great jazz concerts in Boston history.
The concert takes place at Symphony Hall at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $100, $70, $55, and $40 and are on sale nowat The Symphony Hall box office [300 Mass. Avenue, Boston] by calling: 888-266-1200.
Berklee College of Music's lineup for the 7thAnnual BeanTown Jazz Festival, September 27 - 29 takes place at various locations around Boston.In its second year of producing the festival, Berklee will bring Grammy-winning, internationally renowned superstars and cornerstones of the Boston jazz scene together on a number of stages in free and ticketed offerings that last year drew upwards of 50,000 people.