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Marilyn Crispell, Saturday, Aug. 19--Maverick Jazz Series Woodstock, NY

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Marilyn Crispell, jazz piano, Saturday, Aug. 19, 8 pm

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., August 8 , 2006 -- Maverick's first Jazz Series comes to a close on Saturday, August 19, when piano great (and Woodstock resident) Marilyn Crispell will give a solo performance at 8:00 p.m.

Marilyn Crispell is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. For ten years she was a member of the Anthony Braxton Quartet and the Reggie Workman Ensemble and has been a member of the Barry Guy New Orchestra and guest with his London Jazz Composers Orchestra, as well as a member of the Henry Grimes Trio, Quartet Noir, and Anders Jormin's Bortom Quintet. Ms. Crispell is co-director of the Vancouver Creative Music Institute and a faculty member at the Banff Centre International Workshop in Jazz. She has been awarded two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2005-2006). She was given an Outstanding Alumni Award by the New England Conservatory, and in 2004 was cited as being one of their 100 most outstanding alumni of the past 100 years. Ms. Crispell has made her home in Woodstock, New York since 1977.

Maverick Concerts, near Woodstock, New York, is the oldest continuous summer chamber music series in America. The 2006 season has extended the definition of chamber music to include jazz and klezmer. The Maverick Concert Hall was built by hand in 1916 in the pristine Catskill woodland, and now it is a multi-starred attraction on the National Register of Historic Places. Presenting concerts by nationally and internationally known performers at affordable prices, Maverick continues the vision of Hervey White, founder of the collaborative 101-year-old Maverick Art Colony.

Classical concerts are Saturday evenings at 6:00 and Sunday afternoons at 3:00, with jazz and klezmer on selected Saturday nights at 8:00. Young people's concerts are Saturday mornings at 11:00. The box office opens an hour before each concert; the hall opens half an hour before curtain time. Except for the last concert of the season, ticket prices are $20 for adults and $5 for students. Books of ten tickets, to be used in any combination at any regular concert throughout the season, may be purchased at the box office for $150 or by writing to Maverick Concerts, P.O. Box 9, Woodstock, NY 12498. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Donors of $50 or more to the sustaining fund of the series may attend the season-closer Friends of Maverick Concert.

Tickets are general admission with no reserved seating, and a special “rock bottom" area provides pay-what-you-can seating. The Maverick Concert Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities.

The Maverick Concert Hall is located on Maverick Road, near Woodstock, approximately one mile from the road's junctions with either Route 375 or Route 28. For additional information, visit www.maverickconcerts.org, call the Maverick's recorded message line at 845-679-8217, or send e-mail to [email protected]

Yamaha is The Official Piano of Maverick Concerts; the C7 grand piano on the Maverick stage appears through the generosity of Yamaha Music Corporation of America.

Maverick Concerts, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is supported by The Maverick Endowment Fund, Friends of Maverick, public and private foundations, local businesses, the Towns of Woodstock and Hurley, and by public funds from The New York State Council on The Arts, a state agency.

This story appears courtesy of Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services.
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