GIANTS OF JAZZ 12
JAZZ LEGACY PRODUCTIONS
2009 Jazz Master Honoree
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009 7:30 PM
SOUTH ORANGE MIDDLE SCHOOL
70 North Ridgewood Road
South Orange, NJ 07079
The 2009 Jazz Master Honoree is internationally renowned pianist and composer Randy Weston, who will perform with a host of other unparalleled jazz musicians. Past Jazz Master Honorees include: Frank Foster, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Barry Harris, Jimmy Heath, Marian McPartland, James Moody, Benny Powell, Dr. Billy Taylor, and Frank Wess.
Over 12 years ago, bassist, producer, and South Orange resident John Lee started organizing the Giants of Jazz Concert each fall at the South Orange Middle School. Each year South Orange would honor a world-class jazz musician at a benefit concert to raise money for the free summertime Concerts in the Park series.
The concert series is presented every Wednesday evening in July at Flood Hill Park. The free outdoor concerts have become a tradition in South Orange, attracting many families, and the picnic atmosphere always makes for a joyous evening of music and fellowship.
RANDY WESTON ROBERTA GAMBARINI
ALVIN ATKINSON, JR ALEX BLAKE
TK BLUE DON BRADEN
GREG BUFORD SHAREL CASSITY
CYRUS CHESTNUT NEIL CLARK
MICHAEL DEASE ROY HARGROVE
BARRY HARRIS JIMMY HEATH
DUKE LEE JOHN LEE
MULGREW MILLER TS MONK
YOTAM SILBERSTEIN BILLY TAYLOR
FRANK WESS PAUL WEST
Reserved area: $55 for limited premier seating
General Seating: $40 in advance; $45 at door;
$35 students with ID and seniors.
Presented & Produced by John Lee, Lee May, The Baird, and the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs.
Jordy Freed at DL MEDIA (p) 610-667-0501 (e) firstname.lastname@example.org