JVC Jazz Festival begins June 17th, 2007

by Naomi Young

Jazz lovers come together to enjoy one of the finest jazz festivals in the world, sponsored by JVC, in June 2007. The company started this sponsorship project over 20 years ago, beginning with events in European cities and slowly growing in popularity to cities in many major regions of the world. Nearly 50,000 individual performers have been presented in past festivals, including some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Sting, Diana Reeves and Ray Charles.

 

This year’s JVC Festival in New York will begin on June 17th through to June 30th. It will afford visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy a wide range of music genres over a period of two weeks, all in one geographical location. The festival will host musicians playing jazz, world, blues and salsa, among others. Over sixty different events are held at different locations around the city during this time period and everyone should find something suitable – from large concert hall performances to small, intimate clubs. Some of the events are offered for free.

 

The Jazz Festival will kick off with a Father’s Day special of the Sonny Fortune Quartet featuring Michael Cochrane, Chip Jackson and Steve Johns at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture. Other specials include a Jimmy McPartland Centennial Celebration at the Kaye Theater, a musical salute to Ruby Braff and Cesaria Evoria’s ??The Bird and the Bee?? at Carnegie Hall. On Saturday, June 30th, Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones and the Del McCoury Band will make a Carnegie Hall debut. This is an outstanding event that definitely caters to all tastes and musical preferences and should not be missed in New York in June.

 

Click for the JVC Jazz Festival official site.

 

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