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590 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Take BART to Downtown BART Station & short walk to Zellerbach Hall.
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4.3 average rating
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117 events
65 reviews
11 stars
attended Jan 12 2008

Truly stellar all star jazz cast.

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35 reviews
13 stars
attended Jan 12 2008

I was surprised at how disappointing it was. Okay, "work in progress," but five musicians who are so talented played music that was the sort of thing that turned people off fifty years ago!! I can't believe that they are going to do this concert...continued

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30 reviews
22 stars
attended Jan 12 2008

5 (6 counting Neena Frelong) gifted and diverse jazz musicians spanning 3 generations gave their all for this receptive Zellerbach Auditorium audience. James Moody alone was worth the price of admission (maybe even double the price of...continued

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Website

http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2007/jazz/mjf.php

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Hear performances by the musicians who will be performing at this concert" here":http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2007/jazz/mjf.php.

Description

Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour

featuring

Terence Blanchard, trumpet

James Moody, saxophone

Benny Green, piano & musical director

Derrick Hodge, bass

Kendrick Scott, drums

with special guest vocalist Nnenna Freelon

A musical first in the West, the Monterey Jazz Festival has proved to be both artistically ambitious and great fun, regularly showcasing the brightest stars in the jazz universe. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Festival hits the road with a roster of musical heavyweights representing the very best in modern jazz. Terence Blanchard (“His writing is superb and heartfelt, his playing perfect,” says the Wall Street Journal_) rose to prominence through his association with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and is one of today’s top trumpet players. Saxophonist James Moody has dominated the scene for over 60 years and continues to delight audiences with his vitality and innovative playing. Nnenna Freelon is in “the very top echelon” (Los Angeles Times_) of jazz vocalists, and pianist Benny Green “plays funky and hard, and breathes not only be-bop but Oscar Peterson’s virtuosic effusions as well” (The New York Times).

About the Ticket Supplier: Cal Performances

Cal Performances offers audiences the most comprehensive range of high quality, live performances by the world’s greatest artists, both established and emerging. Located on the UC Berkeley campus, this prestigious performing arts presenter invites audiences to enjoy the entertaining and engaging experience of the performing arts from all disciplines and cultures in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.