and RON DELLA CHIESA SET TO HOST
“A Celebration of Jazz & Joyce”
THE ALL-STAR BENEFIT CONCERT DIRECTED BY GEORGE WEIN
TO ESTABLISH SCHOLARSHIP AT BERKLEE IN MEMORY OF HIS WIFE, JOYCE
Friday, September 28 at Boston Symphony Hall, 7:30 pm
Noted jazz impresario George Wein, who is directing the massive all-star benefit concert at Boston Symphony Hall [300 Mass. Avenue, Boston] on Friday, September 28 at 7:30 pm has just added piano wiz Michel Camilo (pictured above with his wife & manager Sandra - hello Sandrine! - and producer Arnaldo DeSouteiro) to the lineup, and noted radio personality Ron Della Chiesa has been tagged to host the mammoth jazz event. The concert, which is a part of the Beantown Jazz Festival, will also feature Herbie Hancock, Roy Haynes, Branford Marsalis, Jon Faddis, Joe Lovano, Lizz Wright, Geri Allen, Regina Carter, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin, Kenny Werner, Howard Alden, Jimmy Cobb and Ray Drummond.
Kicking off this year’s Beantown Jazz Festival, “A Celebration of Jazz and Joyce - A Concert to Establish the Joyce Alexander Wein Scholarship Fund” promises to be not only the crown jewel of this year’s festival, but also one of the great jazz concerts in Boston history.
The concert takes place at Symphony Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $100, $70, $55, and $40 and are on sale now at bso.org, or by calling 888-266-1200. The Symphony Hall box office [300 Mass. Avenue, Boston] opens on September 4.
Berklee College of Music’s lineup for the 7th Annual BeanTown Jazz Festival, September 27 – 29 takes place at various locations around Boston. In its second year of producing the festival, Berklee will bring Grammy-winning, internationally renowned superstars and cornerstones of the Boston jazz scene together on a number of stages in free and ticketed offerings that last year drew upwards of 50,000 people. Visit beantownjazz.org for complete details.