The 11th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party

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John Pizzarelli and Frank Sinatra, Jr.
   Four Big Nights & Three Jazz Packed Days of the Best Jazz Party on the Planet!

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.  Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 17-20, 2011,
will again be the time for mainstream jazz lovers from around the
country (& world) to arrive in Newport Beach for “Right Down The
Middle And Straight Ahead” Jazz at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa.
 The party will again center on a large stage nightly at 7:00pm
(Thursday at 8:00pm) with reserved seating providing a near perfect mix
of concert conditions and intimacy of a club setting, all in the Grand
Pacific Ballroom.
Highlights of this 11h Annual jazz lover’s weekend –
·   Thursday’s Grand Opening Night will kick off the weekend with the Ken Peplowski Quartet followed by the Larry
Fuller Trio and concluding with John Pizzarelli’s Tribute to Duke Ellington- Rockin’ In Rhythm with Swing Seven
featuring Jeff Hamilton.
·    Friday evening will begin with an All-Star set lead by trombonist
Dan Barrett and feature Claudio Roditi-trumpet, Houston Person-tenor
sax, Anat Cohen-clarinet, Eric Reed-piano, Christoph Luty-bass and Paul
Kreibich-drums. The second of 4 sessions will feature tenor man Scott
Hamilton along with Benny Green on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass and
Lewis Nash on drums. For the first time at the party – San Francisco
vocalist Kim Nalley will take the stage together with party veteran
Houston Person.  Rounding out the night will be a return of the popular
Jeff Hamilton Trio!
·     Claudio Roditi will open Saturday
night’s sessions with an All-Star group featuring Scott Hamilton, Eric
Reed, Christophy Luty and Jeff Hamilton.  The second session will bring
together Yellowjackets’ famed tenor player Bob Mintzer along with party
favorite flutist Holly Hofmann and the rhythm section of Benny Green,
Chuck Berghofer and Lewis Nash.  Set #3 will for the first time at the
party feature famed lyricist Alan Bergman and bringing the evening to a
close will be an All-Star set featuring Anat Cohen, Downbeat Magazine’s
Annual Critics Poll Jazz Artist Rising Star together with Ken Peplowski!
·    Sunday night will open with one of the most recorded drummers in
jazz- Lewis Nash followed by a solo set by pianist Benny Green.  Joining
Benny for the next session will be bassist John Clayton and drummer
Jeff Hamilton! The third set will feature the Ken Peplowski Quartet with
Tom Ranier on piano, bassist Chuck Berghofer and Jeff Hamilton on
drums.  Bringing the weekend to a swingin’close will be Frank Sinatra,
Jr. and his 20 piece orchestra under the direction of Terry Woodson!
Featured at this year’s Pool Sessions (Friday, Saturday and Sunday from
12 noon until 3:30pm), among 9 great sessions, will be the latin and
Brazilian sounds of the Scott Martin Band;  big band standards of the
Blue Note Swing Orchestra with guest Dan Barrett;  USC Thornton Jazz
Orchestra directed by Bob Mintzer;  B3 organist Atsuko Hashimoto with
Jeff Hamilton and guitarist Graham Dechter and the Dave Tull Trio.
 Other highlights include All-Star sets lead by Bill Cunliffe, Holly
Hofmann/Anat Cohen and Claudio Roditi/Gilbert Castellanos.
Additionally, two Champagne Brunches will be offered starring legendary
trumpeter Jack Sheldon on Saturday and a return performance by the
popular Barbara Morrison and Houston Person on Sunday. Also appearing at
the Saturday Brunch will be the Eric Reed Trio plus Scott Hamilton and
on Sunday the Adam Schroeder Quartet!
are now available for the complete four night, three-day package
including one Champagne Brunch.  Prices are $350/375. Individual
reserved seats are priced at $60/$75 for evening performances and $40/50
for the Grand Opening Sessions,  $30 each  for “Friday, Saturday &
Sunday By the Pool” and $50 for each Jazz Brunch. For tickets to the 11th Annual  Newport Beach Jazz Party, call the Jazzline at 949.759.5003 or for complete artist appearance times and an order form visit our website at:
Those wishing to have a weekend getaway may also enjoy the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa

special rate of $154 per night for a standard room, $164 for Pool/Music
View, $174 for Ocean Music View and $179 for Concierge. For hotel
reservations call Marriott at 949.640.4000 and ask for the Newport Beach
Jazz Party rate.  The Marriott  is located at 900 Newport Center Dr.,
Newport Beach-  10 minutes from the John Wayne/Orange County

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