Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 15, 2014
The Tanglewood Jazz Festival is a Recipient of the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Awards
The annual Labor Day Weekend Tanglewood Jazz Festival will take place September 2-4 at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Lenox, Massachusetts. Jazz greats highlighting this year’s festival include Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo, Lizz Wright, NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb, Mary Stallings, the Mingus Orchestra, Edmar Castaneda, NEA Jazz Master Gunther Schuller, John Santos, Federico Britos, Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Rumero Lubambo, James Genus, Munyungo Jackson, Judy Carmichael, Michael Kaeshammer, Robin McKelle, Ulysses Owens, Sarah Manning, Rebecca Martin, Larry Grenadier, Bill McHenry, Cedric Hanriot and more. All shows will be held in Seiji Ozawa Hall and the Jazz Cafe.
For additional information, bios and photos on the performing artists, please review the electronic press kit at tanglewoodjazzfestival.org/presskit.
This year’s festival offers several changes to the schedule. The Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic will also open on Friday September 2 and run through Sunday morning, September 4. Wine tastings will take place in the Hawthorne Tent and several special events will take place at Highwood and Seranak. See http://www.tanglewood.org for more information.
The 2014 Tanglewood Jazz Festival is the recipient of the NEA Jazz Masters grant and will feature performances and interviews with NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Cobb and Gunther Schuller. In addition, Mr. Cobb will conduct a master class for young drummers, and a screening of the Charles Mingus concert, “Epitaph,” conducted by NEA Jazz Master Gunther Schuller will be presented.
On Friday, September 4, at 6:30 pm, the 2014 Tanglewood Jazz Festival will open with The Ulysses Owens Quintet in the Jazz Caf