Juantita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
  • 525 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy

  • Springfield, MO 65806

  • Box Office 417-836-7678

THE SEASON 2013 – 2014

NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL: NOW 60!

Missouri State University Jazz Showcase

March 21, 2014, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

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Tickets:  $25 (front orchestra)...$15 (rear orchestra)

The elder, yet still vibrant statesman of a rich national heritage, the Newport Jazz Festival® was the first of its kind in America. Its influence on the development of a worldwide jazz audience is unparalleled, and its enduring prestige unquestioned.  2014 marks the festival’s 60th anniversary year and will be celebrated with a worldwide tour featuring an all-star band led by Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen.

This handpicked multi-generational ensemble features artists who musically represent the festival’s rich heritage, its contemporary significance and the globalization of jazz today.  Their concert repertoire will span the ages – from Louis, Duke and Miles to Latin, Brazilian and fusion, and so much more!

The “front-line” of the touring ensemble features renowned vocalist Karrin Allyson, 5-time Grammy-winning trumpeter Randy Brecker, and versatile guitarist Mark Whitfield, accompanied by the A-list rhythm section of pianist Peter Martin, drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Larry Grenadier.

Introduction to the Performance at 6:45 pm by
Dr. Jason Hausback, Assistant Professor of Music, Missouri State University

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