Boston Symphony Orchestra Announces Line-up for the 2008 Tanglewood Jazz Festival

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Annual Labor Day Festival, August 29-31, 2008, includes Terence Blanchard, Dianne Reeves, Eliane Elias, Marian McPartland, Donal Fox, Edmar Castaneda, Joe Locke, Eddie Daniels, Mark O'Connor, Jane Monheit and more.

Tickets for entire Tanglewood season on sale February 17 -- visit http://www.Tanglewood.org.

Boston Symphony Orchestra announces remaining programs: 2008 Tanglewood Jazz Festival to feature Dianne Reeves, Terence Blanchard, Donal Fox, Eliane Elias, Eddie Daniels, Mark O'connor, Jane Monheit, Marian Mcpartland, Edmar Castaneda and Joe Locke, among others.

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When the 2008 Tanglewood season goes on sale on Sunday, February 17, music fans will be able to order tickets to all Boston Symphony Orchestra concert presentations (details available at http://www.tanglewood.org), including the newly-announced Tanglewood Jazz Festival August 29-31, Labor Day Weekend. Jazz greats highlighting this year's festival include Dianne Reeves, Terence Blanchard, Donal Fox, Eliane Elias, Eddie Daniels, Mark O'Connor, Jane Monheit, Marian McPartland, Edmar Castaneda and Joe Locke. All shows will be held in Seiji Ozawa Hall. Tickets for the entire Tanglwood season, include the Jazz festival, go on sale Sunday, February 17.    

Photos and bios of the Tanglewood Jazz Festival artists are available at tanglewoodjazzfestival.org/presskit.

Opening the festival Friday, August 29, at 8 p.m. will be Colombian harpist, Edmar Castaneda, and his trio featuring vibraphonist, Joe Locke. Pianist Eliane Elias will follow performing material from her highly acclaimed CD, "Something For You," a tribute to Bill Evans.

On Saturday, August 30, at 2 p.m., Marian McPartland celebrates her 90th birthday in the seventh annual live taping of "Piano Jazz" for NPR. Ms. McPartland will have several very special guests for this performance who will be announced at a later date.

Saturday, August 30, at 8 p.m., pianist and composer, Donal Fox, will perform his Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project with special guest, trumpeter, Christian Scott. Renowned vocalist Dianne Reeves takes the stage in the second half of the concert.

The Sunday afternoon concert on August 31 will open at 2 p.m. with clarinetist and saxophonist, Eddie Daniels, and his quartet. The concert continues with violinist, Mark O'Connor, with special guest jazz vocalist Jane Monheit in her Tanglewood Jazz Festival debut in a show titled "Hot Swing."

Closing the festival on Sunday, August 31, at 8 p.m. will be a Tanglewood exclusive -- a very special concert by trumpeter and composer, Terence Blanchard, with a 30-piece orchestra performing the material from this year's Grammy winning CD, "A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)."

Tickets for the 2008 Tanglewood season go on sale Sunday, February 17, and are available by calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or online at tanglewood.org and in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office. The Tanglewood Box Office in Lenox opens June 13. For further information, please call the Boston Symphony Orchestra at 617-266-1492 or visit our website at tanglewoodjazzfestival.org.

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The Tanglewood Jazz Festival is sponsored by Cunard and JazzTimes Magazine.

2008 Tanglewood Jazz Festival Ticket Prices

Friday, August 29, 8 p.m.
The Edmar Castaneda Trio with Special Guest, Joe Locke
Eliane Elias "Something For You" A Tribute to Bill Evans
$41/$48/$59/lawn $17

Saturday, August 30, 2 p.m.
A Celebration of Marian McPartland's 90th Birthday
Live taping for NPR's "Piano Jazz with special guests TBA
$31/$38/$49/lawn $18

Saturday, August 30, 8 p.m.
Donal Fox: Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project featuring Christian Scott
Dianne Reeves
$44/$57/$70/lawn $19

Sunday, August 31, 2 p.m.
The Eddie Daniels Quartet
Mark O'Connor's "Hot Swing" with special guest Jane Monheit
$31/$38/$49/lawn $18

Sunday, August 31, 8 p.m.
Terence Blanchard's "A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)"
with 30 piece orchestra
$44/$48/$59/lawn $17

For additional information, bios and photos on the performing artists, please review the electronic press kit at tanglewoodjazzfestival.org/presskit or contact:

Boston Symphony Orchestra:
Bernadette Horgan (bhorgan@bso.org) and Kathleen Drohan (kdrohan@bso.org)
617-638-9280 (September -June)
413-637-5280 (July and August)

Dawn Singh Publicity:
Dawn Singh (dawn@dawnsinghpublicity.com)
505-771-0417 (office)
857-544-0739 (cell)

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