Boston Symphony Orchestra Presents 2008 Tanglewood Jazz Festival; August 29-31 to Take Place in Lenox, Massachusetts

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Featured performers include Dianne Reeves, Terence Blanchard, Eliane Elias, Nnenna Freelon, Jane Monheit, Eddie Daniels, Mark O'Connor, Donal Fox, Christian Scott, Edmar Castaneda, Joe Locke, Marian McPartland, Mulgrew Miller, Spencer Day, Aaron Parks, Kate McGarry, Jason Palmer and Alex Brown

The annual Labor Day Weekend Tanglewood Jazz Festival will take place August 29-31 at the Orchestra's summer home in the Berkshire Hills in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Tickets for the 2008 Tanglewood Jazz Festival are available by calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or online at http://www.tanglewood.org. and in person at the Tanglewood Box Office in Lenox. All ticket prices include a $1 Tanglewood Grounds Maintenance Fee. For further information, please call the Boston Symphony Orchestra at 617-266-1492.

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The Tanglewood Jazz Festival is also sponsored by JazzTimes Magazine and Jazzcorner.com.

2008 Tanglewood Jazz Festival Ticket Prices
Friday, August 29, 6:30 pm
Aaron Parks Quartet
Jazz Café
Admission free with ticket to main stage event

Friday, August 29, 8 pm
Edmar Castaneda Trio with special guest Joe Locke
Eliane Elias "Something For You" A Tribute to Bill Evans
Tickets: $41-59/lawn $17

Saturday, August 30, 12:30 pm
Kate McGarry Trio
Jazz Cafe
Admission free with ticket to main stage event

Saturday, August 30, 2 pm
A Celebration of Marian McPartland's 90th Birthday
Special guests Nnenna Freelon, Mulgrew Miller, Spencer Day
A live taping for "Piano Jazz" on NPR
Tickets: $31-49/lawn $18

Saturday, August 30, 6:30 pm
Jason Palmer Quintet
Jazz Cafe
Admission free with ticket to main stage event

Saturday, August 30, 8 pm
Donal Fox: Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project with special guest Christian Scott
Dianne Reeves
Tickets: $44-70/lawn $19

Sunday, August 31, 12:30 pm
Spencer Day Quartet
Jazz Cafe
Admission free with ticket to main stage event

Sunday, August 31, 2:00 pm
Eddie Daniels Quartet
Mark O'Connor's "Hot Swing" with special guest Jane Monheit
Tickets: $31-49/lawn $18

Sunday, August 31, 6:30 pm
Alex Brown Trio
Jazz Cafe
Admission free with ticket to main stage event

Sunday, August 31, 8:00 pm
Terence Blanchard's "A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)" with 34 piece orchestra
Tickets: $41-59/lawn $17

For additional information, bios and photos on the performing artists, please review the electronic press kit at http://www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org/presskit or contact:
Dawn Singh                        
Dawn Singh Publicity
505-771-0417 (office)
857-544-0739 (cell)

Kathleen Drohan
Boston Symphony Orchestra Press Office
617-638-9280

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