Newport festival tribute delightfully lacks surprises

February 10th, 2014

from triblive.com

Newport festival tribute delightfully lacks surprises
By: Bob Karlovits

With a lineup that includes trumpeter Randy Brecker and singer Karrin Allyson, it was no surprise the Newport: Now 60 show at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild was more than simply a tribute.

It also was a concert filled with a similar — and delightful — lack of surprises.

It was no surprise, for instance, that Allyson could do a lovely version of “Round Midnight.” Or that Brecker could roam through Thelonious Monk’s “Brakes Sake.” Or that Anat Cohen could get the hall cheering after her blistering solo on “La Vie en Rose.”

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Newport festival tribute delightfully lacks surprises

February 10th, 2014

from triblive.com

Newport festival tribute delightfully lacks surprises
By: Bob Karlovits

With a lineup that includes trumpeter Randy Brecker and singer Karrin Allyson, it was no surprise the Newport: Now 60 show at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild was more than simply a tribute.

It also was a concert filled with a similar — and delightful — lack of surprises.

It was no surprise, for instance, that Allyson could do a lovely version of “Round Midnight.” Or that Brecker could roam through Thelonious Monk’s “Brakes Sake.” Or that Anat Cohen could get the hall cheering after her blistering solo on “La Vie en Rose.”

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Concerts celebrate Newport Jazz Festival

February 9th, 2014

from post-gazette.com

Concerts celebrate Newport Jazz Festival
By: Rick Nowlin

It may be hard to believe, but the iconic Newport Jazz Festival is turning 60 this year.

To celebrate, some of jazz’s most renowned performers are coming to the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz Concert Hall Saturday.

The band comprises trumpeter Randy Brecker, tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Anat Cohen, guitarist Mark Whitfield, bassist Larry Grenadier, pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson and drummer Clarence Penn. Paul Martin is the group’s usual pianist, but due to a conflict he will be replaced Saturday by Bruce Barth.

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Concerts celebrate Newport Jazz Festival

February 9th, 2014

from post-gazette.com

Concerts celebrate Newport Jazz Festival
By: Rick Nowlin

It may be hard to believe, but the iconic Newport Jazz Festival is turning 60 this year.

To celebrate, some of jazz’s most renowned performers are coming to the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz Concert Hall Saturday.

The band comprises trumpeter Randy Brecker, tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Anat Cohen, guitarist Mark Whitfield, bassist Larry Grenadier, pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson and drummer Clarence Penn. Paul Martin is the group’s usual pianist, but due to a conflict he will be replaced Saturday by Bruce Barth.

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Confirmed Tourdates As Of January 14th, 2014

February 15th, 2014: Manchester Craftsmans Guild Pittsburgh, PA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 16th, 2014: Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, MD USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier ]
March 4th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 5th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 6th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 7th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 8th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 9th, 2014: Merriam Theater Philadelphia, PA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 14th, 2014: Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 15th, 2014: Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 20th, 2014: We Always Swing Jazz Series- Missouri Theatre Columbia, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 21st, 2014: Juanita K. Hammons Hall- Southwest Missouri State Springfield, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 22nd, 2014: Gem Theatre Kansas City, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 23rd, 2014: Old Town School Of Folk Music Chicago, IL USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 26th, 2014: Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Benton Harbor, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 27th, 2014: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts East Lansing, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 28th, 2014: Overture Center for the Arts Madison, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 29th, 2014: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Brookfield, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 30th, 2014: Sheldon Concert Hall St. Louis, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
April 30th, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 1st, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 2nd, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 3rd, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 4th, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 24th, 2014: The Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center Washington, DC USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
June 20th, 2014: The Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Israel [3 Cohens Sextet featuring Anat, Yuval, and Avishai Cohen]
October 17th, 2014: The Allen Room, Jazz At Lincoln Center New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet, Choro Aventuroso]
October 18th, 2014: The Allen Room, Jazz At Lincoln Center New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet, Choro Aventuroso]
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Newport Jazz Festival Founder Brings The Sounds Of Summer To Boston

February 5th, 2014

from artery.wbur.org

Newport Jazz Festival Founder Brings The Sounds Of Summer To Boston
By: Claire Dickson

Sixty years ago George Wein changed the way live music is experienced. He founded the Newport Jazz Festival, the first American jazz festival. At 87, Wein continues to produce the festival and this year he’s set up an all-star group as a preview of what to expect this summer.

The Newport Now 60 tour is making stops across the country, including the Berklee Performance Center Feb. 13 (thanks to the Celebrity Series of Boston). Boston may not have the sun and warm temperatures of Rhode Island in August, or a dazzling view of Newport Harbor, but it will have clarinetist/sax player Anat Cohen, trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mark Whitfield, vocalist Karrin Allyson, pianist Peter Martin, drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Larry Grenadier.

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Newport Jazz Festival Founder Brings The Sounds Of Summer To Boston

February 5th, 2014

from artery.wbur.org

Newport Jazz Festival Founder Brings The Sounds Of Summer To Boston
By: Claire Dickson

Sixty years ago George Wein changed the way live music is experienced. He founded the Newport Jazz Festival, the first American jazz festival. At 87, Wein continues to produce the festival and this year he’s set up an all-star group as a preview of what to expect this summer.

The Newport Now 60 tour is making stops across the country, including the Berklee Performance Center Feb. 13 (thanks to the Celebrity Series of Boston). Boston may not have the sun and warm temperatures of Rhode Island in August, or a dazzling view of Newport Harbor, but it will have clarinetist/sax player Anat Cohen, trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mark Whitfield, vocalist Karrin Allyson, pianist Peter Martin, drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Larry Grenadier.

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Newport Jazz Festival Founder Brings The Sounds Of Summer To Boston

February 5th, 2014

from artery.wbur.org

Newport Jazz Festival Founder Brings The Sounds Of Summer To Boston
By: Claire Dickson

Sixty years ago George Wein changed the way live music is experienced. He founded the Newport Jazz Festival, the first American jazz festival. At 87, Wein continues to produce the festival and this year he’s set up an all-star group as a preview of what to expect this summer.

The Newport Now 60 tour is making stops across the country, including the Berklee Performance Center Feb. 13 (thanks to the Celebrity Series of Boston). Boston may not have the sun and warm temperatures of Rhode Island in August, or a dazzling view of Newport Harbor, but it will have clarinetist/sax player Anat Cohen, trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mark Whitfield, vocalist Karrin Allyson, pianist Peter Martin, drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Larry Grenadier.

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Confirmed Tourdates As Of January 14th, 2014

February 13th, 2014: Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 15th, 2014: Manchester Craftsmans Guild Pittsburgh, PA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 16th, 2014: Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, MD USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier ]
March 4th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 5th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 6th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 7th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 8th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 9th, 2014: Merriam Theater Philadelphia, PA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 14th, 2014: Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 15th, 2014: Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 20th, 2014: We Always Swing Jazz Series- Missouri Theatre Columbia, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 21st, 2014: Juanita K. Hammons Hall- Southwest Missouri State Springfield, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 22nd, 2014: Gem Theatre Kansas City, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 23rd, 2014: Old Town School Of Folk Music Chicago, IL USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 26th, 2014: Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Benton Harbor, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 27th, 2014: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts East Lansing, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 28th, 2014: Overture Center for the Arts Madison, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 29th, 2014: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Brookfield, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 30th, 2014: Sheldon Concert Hall St. Louis, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
April 30th, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 1st, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 2nd, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 3rd, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 4th, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 24th, 2014: The Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center Washington, DC USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
June 20th, 2014: The Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Israel [3 Cohens Sextet featuring Anat, Yuval, and Avishai Cohen]
October 17th, 2014: The Allen Room, Jazz At Lincoln Center New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet, Choro Aventuroso]
October 18th, 2014: The Allen Room, Jazz At Lincoln Center New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet, Choro Aventuroso]
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All-star ensemble signals a forward-thinking Newport Jazz Festival

February 7th, 2014

from bostonglobe.com

All-star ensemble signals a forward-thinking Newport Jazz Festival
By: Jon Garelick

How do you keep a 60-year-old summer music festival up, running, and vital?

Well, one way is to run a promotional anniversary tour in February. At least, that’s what the Newport Jazz Festival is doing.

The festival’s producers have mounted a 21-date tour with a band of all-stars, under the name “Newport Jazz Festival: NOW 60,” fronted by saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen. Their second stop is next Thursday for a Celebrity Series of Boston concert at Berklee Performance Center. The band will also include singer Karrin Allyson, trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Larry Grenadier, and drummer Clarence Penn.

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