12th Annual Oris Spirit of Jazz Concert Series


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Free Lunchtime Concert Series and Bob Dylan Exhibition New York, NY.

Oris Swiss Watches along with WGBO-Jazz 88 Presents the 12th Annual Oris Spirit of Jazz Concert Series on June 9th and 16th from Noon to 2 p.m. in the atrium of the Tourneau TimeMachine, the world’s largest watch store, located at 57th Street and Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The free lunchtime concerts will coincide with an exhibit celebrating the music of legendary American singer and songwriter, Bob Dylan. Influenced by a variety of music genres, Dylan has often covered tracks of vintage blues and jazz performers, or integrated elements from them into his own work.

Kicking off this year’s concert series on June 9th will be seasoned jazz drummer, Winard Harper. Saxophonist, composer and educator, Tia Fuller brings her group to the Tourneau TimeMachine on June 16th. The free performances, from Noon to 2p.m., will feature two 45- minute sets at Noon and 1 p.m.

The exhibition of rare, Bob Dylan memorabilia and photographs, including an original poster of Bob Dylan with Joan Baez, and a selection of original album covers will be on display at the Tourneau Exhibit Hall in the lower level of the Tourneau TimeMachine, from June through August 2009. Exhibit Hall viewing hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Wed, Fri and Sat., 10a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursdays and 11:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Enter-to-win the Oris Artelier Date Timepiece
As part of the Oris Spirit of Jazz Concert Series, Oris Swiss Watches will be giving away an Oris Artelier Date Timepiece. Visit the Tourneau TimeMachine Exhibit Hall and enter to win. The winner will be announced at the final concert on Tuesday, June 16th.

About Oris Spirit of Jazz Collection
Since the beginning of its love affair with the world of jazz and blues in 1997, Oris has created a series of beautifully designed and elegant Limited Edition watches, each one dedicated to and highlighting the careers of jazz and blues legends such as Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner and Frank Sinatra. This year Oris honors Bob Dylan with a Oris Limited Edition Timepiece, limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide.

About WBGO Jazz88 - The Jazz Source for 30 Years
WBGO Jazz88 serves the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with mainstream jazz, blues, and award-winning news and public affairs programming. Non- commercial WBGO is supported by nearly 16,000 annual members and has over 400,000 weekly broadcast listeners. WBGO also streams its broadcast signal to audiences worldwide at WBGO.org. WBGO was named the “Jazz Station of the Year” by the Gavin Report, is the recipient of the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” for Achievement in Non-Commercial Radio, and recently won the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement. WBGO is a publicly-supported, cultural institution that champions jazz, an American art form, and presents news to a worldwide audience through radio, other technologies and events.

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