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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 28 members
Review from Pete
124 events 66 reviews

Truly stellar all star jazz cast.

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Review from Maria D.
77 events 38 reviews

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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Review from ben lee
37 events 15 reviews

Nina Freelon is fantastic! Excellent live jazz entertainment.

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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).

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>