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APRIL 19–27, 2013 Dedicated to Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton


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Letters of Welcome Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton Appreciation Cleveland Jazz Legend Award Festival Schedule AT-A-GLANCE Performers Education Schedule DOWNBEAT INVITATIONAL JazzFest Staff and College Information Donor Acknowledgments

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Dear Friends

Message from the President

On behalf of the citizens of the City of Cleveland, welcome to the 34th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland. For more than three decades, this jazz festival has been a great April tradition and an important contributor to the cultural vitality of our city. I commend the Tri-C JazzFest for bringing world-class performances to Cleveland, honoring our own musicians, and reaching so many of our students through this important American artistic statement called jazz. Please join me in congratulating the festival organizers on the wonderful lineup, and Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton and Cuyahoga Community College for supporting an event that provides such meaning and excitement for our citizens as well as visitors. I look forward to many more years of great jazz in Cleveland. Sincerely, Frank G. Jackson Mayor, The City of Cleveland

Welcome

Contemporary music has been part of the Cuyahoga Community College fabric for a long time, highlighted by a formal commitment made to jazz music in 1979, when Professor Dr. Thom Horning and Dr. Reginald Buckner created a jazz showcase. Dr. Horning envisioned a festival that would be educational,build appreciative audiences for jazz and offer instruction in the jazz canon to high school and college students. It would integrate music education and performance, allowing Tri-C students as well as regional jazz enthusiasts to intersect with some of the greatest jazz performers. Drs. Horning and Buckner succeeded admirably. The academic component of the Tri-C JazzFest distinguishes it as the nation’s premier educational jazz festival and complements the robust Jazz Studies program at the College. I have seen students like Dominick Farinacci, Curtis Taylor, Dean Hulett and many others blossom into mature jazz talents. JazzFest helped us grow viable Jazz Studies and Recording Arts Technology programs with our students earning associate degrees and continuing their musical studies at the Berklee College of Music (Boston), the Juilliard School (New York), and Columbia College (Chicago) and many public universities. And we’ve built the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts, a state-ofthe-art building named after Cleveland’s own recording industry giant. From April 19 through April 27, the 2013 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland has much to offer music aficionados. Aaron Neville and Dr. John will perform at the State Theatre on opening night and the festival will conclude the following weekend with Michael Feinstein on Friday night (April 26) and Natalie Cole on Saturday night (April 27).

to what shapes up—as always— to be another eclectic Tri-C JazzFest, one that promises artistic intrigue and great fun. We’re proud to once again welcome to our stages some stellar artists of the 21st century. These include such critically acclaimed and popular artists as Cleveland’s own Joe Lovano, who will celebrate his sixth decade with his superb ensemble, US 5, and guests who contributed mightily along Lovano’s journey. Other jazz poll winners gracing our stages will include guitarist Bill Frisell, saxophonist Kenny Garrett and clarinetistsaxophonist Anat Cohen.

Tri-C JazzFest has become an important part of the cultural and artistic fabric of Cleveland, and the involvement of community partners and sponsors over the years has been critical to its success. Please join me in thanking American Greetings, KeyBank, WEWS News Channel5, Art Works/National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Dominion Resources, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Strassman Insurance Company, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and Bill and Joyce Litzler for their generous support.

Natalie Cole and Michael Feinstein will bring their singular interpretations of the American songbook to the State Theatre. The program also promises to deliver the true spirit of New Orleans culture, our evening with Aaron Neville and Dr. John. The Smooth Jazz All-Stars will bring their magnetic propensity for lifting you out of your seat.

We also thank our media partners who help us get the word out every year: DownBeat, WCPN, WCLV, The Wave, WRUW,WMJI, WDOK, WKSU, WZAK, The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com.

Once again, we’ll offer matinees and evenings with some of today’s most sought-after emerging artists, including 2013 Grammy Award winning pianist-keyboardist-conceptualist Robert Glasper Experiment; the guitar wizard from Benin, West Africa, Lionel Loueke; pianist Orrin Evans; and our own grad Dominick Farinacci. Tenor man Javon Jackson will honor the late, great NEA Jazz Master Dexter Gordon’s 90th birthday with our resident SoundWorks ensemble. Plus Cohen, Evans, Farinacci and Jackson will be the visiting artist part of the vital core of any Tri-C JazzFest: our jazz education days on campus. As always, we’ll fill the Cleveland community with great sounds from a variety of musical perspectives and we look forward to seeing you there!

As many of you may have heard, I have decided to retire as president of the College at the end of June or once my successor can begin his/her tenure. Until that time, I am fully engaged in the College and in JazzFest. I want to thank YOU, our members, ticket buyers and fans of this music. It has been wonderful for me to serve Cuyahoga Community College and to be a part of this internationally respected jazz festival every April. Sincerely, Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D. President

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JAZZ LEGEND AWARD The Cleveland Jazz Legend Award is given to an individual with Northeast Ohio ties for outstanding achievement in jazz performance, education, advocacy or philanthropy. We are thrilled this year to honor Cleveland native Joe Lovano—a Grammy winner, consistent honoree in DownBeat and JazzTimes Readers Polls, and one of the world’s premier tenor players. He won the 2010 jazz “Triple Crown” in DownBeat’s Critics Poll, topping the categories of best jazz artist overall, best tenor saxophonist and best band.

Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton has presided over Cuyahoga Community College for more than half of the 34-year history of the Tri-C JazzFest. She has played a key role in developing the festival into a nationally recognized program as well as a musical feast that Northeast Ohio residents look forward to. During her tenure, JazzFest has offered local audiences many great names in jazz: Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Boney James, Rosemary Clooney, Bela Fleck and scores of others. The festival has provided annual opportunities for Tri-C music students to study with—and be inspired by­—professional artists at the top of their game. As Dr. Thornton prepares to retire, it’s a perfect time to reflect on her leadership in expanding horizons for jazz audiences and connecting Tri-C students to this uniquely American art form.

After graduating Euclid High School in 1971, Joe went on to Berklee College of Music, and it wasn’t long before he was a regular member of the Mel Lewis Orchestra. Known for his sound and ability to take audiences through standards, blues and the avant-garde, he is always pushing the envelope with daring new projects. He has done groundbreaking work with Paul Motian, McCoy Tyner, John Scofield, Michael Brecker and Dave Liebman, among others. According to Joe, “Jazz has always been about the players… If you can tell your personal story as you develop as a musician, that’s what jazz is all about.” Hear, hear. In addition to the pride we take in Joe’s enormous talents and accomplishments, we appreciate his undying gratitude to his family and mentors from Cleveland­—most notably his dad “Big T” Lovano­—who inspired him and helped shape his destiny.

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LIONS & LEGENDS EDDIE BACCUS Sr., with special guests RAFAEL RICKY STATIN and JONATHAN THOMAS

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Legendary Eddie Baccus Sr. has recorded with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Benny Golson and Walter Perkins. The father of Eddie Baccus Jr. (Pieces of a Dream, Straight to the Point) keeps the B3 organ humming in Cleveland and is an annual jazz festival feature. Eddie’s quintet includes William Perry III, Cecil Rucker, Eddie Baccus Jr. and Bobby Curry. 23-year-old Rafael Ricky Statin Wilcoxson began playing saxophone at the age of 11 at Detroit School of Arts. Under the tutelage of Detroit’s stalwart saxophonist George Benson and bassist Rodney Whitaker, he quickly found his voice in jazz and is currently studying at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York. He has attracted the attention and support of Reggie Workman, Ron Blake and Kenny Garrett and shared the bandstand with Jeff “Tain” Watts, Lawrence Field and Robert Hurst. 21-year-old pianist/composer Jonathan Thomas grew up in Cleveland around jazz veterans Jackie Warren, Eric Gould, Ernie Krivda, Glenn Holmes and Paul Ferguson. Since the age of 5, he has played in professional bands as well as gospel choirs at Baldwin Wallace, Kent State and Howard universities. In 2012, Thomas won the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. He attends The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York on full scholarship. Poetry by Langston Hughes will be read by: Kenny Parker, Andrea Belser, David Holbert, Nina Depress, and Michael May.

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4/16

7pm

Lions & Legends with Eddie Baccus Sr. and Ricky Statin

Karamu House

4/19

5–7pm

Launch Party with music by Nadir and Distorted Soul (free)

State Theatre Lobby

4/19

8pm

Aaron Neville; Dr. John

State Theatre

4/20

2pm

Robert Glasper Experiment

Ohio Theatre

4/20

3:30pm

DownBeat Blindfold Test with Willard Jenkins and Javon Jackson

State Theatre Lobby

4/20

4:30pm

Kenny Garrett Quintet

Ohio Theatre

4/20

7pm

Tri-C Jazz Studies Workshop I

State Theatre Lobby

4/20

8pm

Smooth Jazz All-Stars

State Theatre

4/20

10pm

Jam session with Dan Wilson

Wyndham Hotel

4/21

7pm and 9pm

Dex@90: Dexter Gordon tribute with Javon Jackson, TCJF SoundWorks and Maxine Gordon

Nighttown

4/22

7:30pm

Orrin Evans Trio and Jazz Academy of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. with special guest Javon Jackson

Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Auditorium

4/23

7:30pm

Tri-C JazzFest High School All-Stars; Young Visiting Artists with Dominick Farinacci, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Aaron Diehl

Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Auditorium

4/24

7:30pm

Anat Cohen with the Rimon School Jazz Ensemble and Tri-C Jazz Studies Workshop I

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AARON NEVILLE & DR. JOHN

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8 pm

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FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE

Music icon Aaron Neville’s career has spanned five decades, earned him three No. 1 spots on Billboard’s adult contemporary chart, one on the R&B chart, and four platinum-certified albums. But what people remember is his silken voice and trademark vibrato as part of the New Orleans-based Neville Brothers, on duets, and on numerous solo singles that have become deeply embedded in the history of American pop music. Keith Richards and Don Was produced his new album, My True Story, featuring some of his favorites from the do-wop era. It represents a culmination of Neville’s career, which has seen him move between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, the Neville Brothers. His first hit single, “Tell It Like It Is”, held the No. 1 spot on the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967. He went on to win Grammy Awards for his triple-platinum 1989 collaboration with Linda Ronstadt, Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind, and reached the country charts with the title track of 1993’s The Grand Tour. He is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Singer and pianist Malcolm John “Mac” Rebennack Jr., aka Dr. John, is a five-time Grammy Award winner and 2011 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His 2008 release, City That Care Forgot, won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. He has written and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of New Orleans, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. A gun incident injured his left hand, forcing him to give up the guitar and concentrate on organ and piano. In the 1960s, he worked as a session musician on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and on The Rolling Stones’ album Exile On Main Street. In his solo career, he developed the persona of Dr. John the Nite Tripper. Adorned with voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-gris, establishing his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots.

4/25

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Rimon School Jazz Ensemble Showtime at High Noon

State Theatre

4/25

8pm

Lionel Loueke Trio

MOCA Cleveland

4/26

1pm

Panel discussion: Tommy LiPuma, Michael Feinstein, Bill Rudman, Chris Ludwa

Tri-C Metro Campus Black Box

4/26

7pm

Tri-C Jazz Studies Brazilian Ensemble

State Theatre Lobby

4/26

8pm

Michael Feinstein The Gershwins and Me

State Theatre

4/26

10pm

Jam session with Dan Wilson

Wyndham Hotel

4/27

2pm

Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers

Allen Theatre

4/27

3:30pm

Meet Bill Frisell

State Theatre Lobby

4/27

4:30pm

Joe Lovano and US 5

Allen Theatre

4/27

7pm

Tri-C Jazz Studies Progressive Rock Ensemble

State Theatre Lobby

4/27

8pm

Natalie Cole with special guests Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

State Theatre

4/27

10pm

Jam session with Dan Wilson

Wyndham Hotel

FUNKY GOOD TIME

5/4

8:30pm

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Auditorium

JazzFest opening night party, April 19. Detroit artist Nadir & Distorted Soul, with happy hour drink prices.

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ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT

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Houston-born Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz and the other in hip-hop and R&B. His Robert Glasper Experiment record, Black Radio, won Best R&B Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. He’s worked extensively with Q-Tip, playing keyboards on the rapper’s 2008 album The Renaissance and co-writing the album single “Life Is Better,” which featured his label mate Norah Jones. Glasper also serves as the music director in Yasiin Bey’s touring band, and has toured with the multi-platinum R&B singer Maxwell. He has recorded with José James, Gretchen Parlato, Lionel Loueke, Carmen Lundy and Terence Blanchard, among others. The virtuosic pianist will be joined by Derrick Hodge (bass), Mark Colenburg (drums), and Casey Benjamin (sax).

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KENNY GARRETT QUINTET Detroit native Kenny Garrett has become the pre-eminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Miles Davis and Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Garrett has brought a melodic and truly distinctive sound to every musical situation. He has been a band leader for two decades, and expands his musical voice through exploration of genres and traditions around the globe. Garrett’s recent Grammynominated release, Seeds From the Underground, pays homage to those who inspired him musically and personally—from his mentors Bill Wiggins and Marcus Belgrave in Detroit, to Roy Haynes and Thelonious Monk. Garrett will be joined by Benito Gonzalez (piano), Corcoran Holt (bass), McClenty Hunter (drums) and Rudy Bird (percussion).

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Performer/composer Brian Simpson brings together a stellar lineup for an evening of contemporary jazz. Simpson, whose career also includes success in pop and R&B styles, has always been a working jazz musician at heart. He has toured with jazz greats including George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, Kirk Whalum and Jonathan Butler. He has served as musical director for jazz saxophonist Dave Koz for 15 years, and for the last eight years has been musical director of the highly popular “Smooth Jazz Cruise” featuring Marcus Miller and David Sanborn. Tokyo-born keyboardist Keiko Matsui fuses Eastern, Western and worldbeat influences in her spiritually based compositions. Matsui was rated Billboard’s No. 3 Top Contemporary Jazz Artist for 1997. Her albums Dream Walk and Sapphire appeared on Billboard’s Top 10 Indie Contemporary Jazz Albums for the same year. Scottish-born Richard Elliot has been named the reigning merchant of soul jazz, winning “Best Wind Player” at the 2010 American Smooth Jazz Awards. Guitarist Marc Antoine has many No. 1 hits on the Radio & Records contemporary jazz charts, and was named International Artist of the Year at the Chicago Jazz Awards in 2010. Versatile saxophonist Marion Meadows has enjoyed a robust solo career and played with Brook Benton, Eartha Kitt, The Temptations, Michael Bolton and many others. Vocalist Phil Perry, a founding member of The Montclairs, has toured extensively and was named 2007 Male Vocalist of the Year in the SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards.

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LIONEL LOUEKE TRIO

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A veteran of bands led by Terence Blanchard and Herbie Hancock, Benin-born guitarist Lionel Loueke combines American jazz traditions with sounds of West Africa. Starting out on vocals and percussion, Loueke picked up the guitar late, at age 17. After his initial exposure to jazz in Benin, he left to attend the National Institute of Art in nearby Ivory Coast. In 1994, he left Africa to pursue jazz studies at the American School of Modern Music in Paris, then came to the United States on a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. Along with his Blue Note mate Robert Glasper, he explores an electric sound on his recent album Heritage with Derrick Hodge on electric bass and Mark Guiliana on drums. He will be joined by Michael Olatuja (bass) and John Davis (drums) for the JazzFest performance at MOCA. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA) CLEVELAND 11400 EUCLID AVE. (note: new address)

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MICHAEL FEINSTEIN “THE GERSHWINS AND ME”

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Through concerts, television shows, books and a national preservation organization, platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein celebrates the art of the American Songbook like no other. The roots of all this work began in Columbus, Ohio, where Feinstein started playing piano by ear as a 5-year-old. After graduating from high school, he worked in local piano bars for two years, moving to Los Angeles when he was 20. For six years beginning in July 1977, Feinstein was Ira Gershwin’s assistant, which earned him access to numerous unpublished Gershwin songs, many of which he has since performed and recorded.

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In 2007 he founded the Michael Feinstein American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to the art and history of American standards. In August 2012, he was named principal pops conductor of the Pasadena Pops, replacing the late Marvin Hamlisch. His new book and CD package, The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in 12 Songs, was published in October 2012 by Simon & Schuster. Michael will be joined by Tom Hubbard (bass) and Ray Marchica (drums). STATE THEATRE 1519 EUCLID AVE.

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BILL FRISELL’S BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS

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“Bill Frisell is the Clark Kent of the electric guitar. Soft-spoken and self-effacing in conversation, he apparently breathes in lungfuls of raw fire when he straps on his guitar.” — Spin magazine Over the years, guitarist Bill Frisell has collaborated with musicians as disparate as Paul Motian, John Zorn, Elvis Costello, Ginger Baker, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Rickie Lee Jones and Vernon Reid. In 2012, he provided the soundtrack for the film The Great Flood, directed by Bill Morrison, which features monochrome movie images of the Mississippi River disaster of 1927. Frisell’s musical pals are chameleons, up to every change he throws at them. He performs at Tri-C JazzFest with Eyvind Kang on viola and Rudy Royston on drums.

27 APRIL

2 pm

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JOE LOVANO’S 60th BIRTHDAY BASH with US 5 and SPECIAL GUESTS Cleveland’s own Joe Lovano is internationally recognized as one of the most accomplished tenor sax players alive. He’s a Grammy Award winner who’s always in the Top Five in DownBeat and JazzTimes Readers and Critics polls. His collaborations have included the Saxophone Summit, which he formed with Dave Liebman and Michael Brecker, and a contribution to the critically lauded 2007 McCoy Tyner album Quartet. JazzTimes critic George Varga writes that Lovano is “ long noted as an artist who thinks as hard as he plays, … brainy and brawny, earthy and urbane.”

27 APRIL

4:30 pm

Lovano is joined by James Weidman on piano, Peter Slavov on bass, Jamey Haddad and Otis Brown on drums. In honor of Lovano’s 60th birthday, he is joined by Judi Silvano and Cleveland friends Eddie Baccus Sr., Ernie Krivda, Greg Bandy, Ron Busch, Ron Kozack, Val Kent, Carmen Castaldi, Carl Lovano, Anthony Lovano, Jeff Anastesia, and Ron Smith. Join us for cake in the State Theatre Lobby. ALLEN THEATRE 1407 EUCLID AVE.

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27 APRIL

8 pm

CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA JOHN CLAYTON conductor, bass JEFF CLAYTON lead alto/soprano saxophone, flute/alto flute JEFF HAMILTON drums SAXES KEITH FIDDMONT alto RICKEY WOODWARD tenor CHARLES OWENS tenor LEE CALLET baritone TRUMPETS BIJON WATSON lead JAMES FORD CLAY JENKINS FRANK GREENE BRIAN SWARTZ TROMBONES GUY IRA NEPUS lead GEORGE BOHANON RYAN PORTER MAURICE SPEARS bass trombone ERIC SCOTT REED piano

Nine-time Grammy winner and one of the most beloved and versatile performers of our era, singer, songwriter and actress Natalie Cole has topped charts in pop, jazz, and rhythm and blues. The daughter of legendary singer/pianist Nat “King” Cole debuted in 1975 with the album Inseparable featuring the No. 1 hit single “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”. The album earned her two Grammy Awards. In 1991, she grabbed headlines with a tribute album to her father, Unforgettable With Love. Produced by Tommy LiPuma, it stayed at No. 1 for five weeks and won six Grammy Awards. The song “Unforgettable,” in which she sang in duet with her late father, is now legend. The NAACP Image Awards have honored her twice as an Outstanding Jazz Artist and once for her second career as an actress. Her new album of songs sung in Spanish is due out this May.

In 1986, brothers John and Jeff Clayton, along with drummer Jeff Hamilton, formed the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. At the time, they were all playing with Monty Alexander and listening to big bands in their spare time together. They were in love with the Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis Big Band. Although it was illogical to assemble a big band in the late ’80s, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra was a success from the start. Outside of its tremendous sense of swing, one of its main strengths is that it has three co-leaders. The band’s first recording, Groove Shop (Capri), earned a Grammy nomination, and CD Review named it one of the best recordings of 1990. On recordings, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra has backed Charles Aznavour, Diana Krall, Rosemary Clooney and John Pizzarelli. John Clayton’s appointment as artistic director of jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic made it possible for him to write arrangements for Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn, Milt Jackson and many others.

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“ Watching these crack musicians rev up their complex, precision polyrhythms and fire up five-part horn harmonies is as thrilling as riding a horse that suddenly breaks into a gallop.” — Los Angeles Times The Spanish Harlem Orchestra has thrilled audiences with music that mines the rich history of Latin Jazz. Founded by pianist and bandleader Oscar Hernandez, the collective debuted in 2002 with Un Gran Dia en el Barrio. On recordings and international tours, the 13-piece collective displays rich, original salsa instrumentals and high-energy vocal performances. Their recording Viva La Tradicion won a Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album in 2010.

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DEX@90 with TCJF SOUNDWORKS and special guest JAVON JACKSON

21 APRIL

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Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was a focal point of the bebop and hard bop revolutions. Nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1986 film Round Midnight, he has left behind a performance and recording legacy that is unrivaled in the history of jazz. Gordon’s wife and longtime manager, Maxine Gordon, has kept his legacy strong through lectures, donation of Gordon’s archival work to the Library of Congress, the licensing group Dex Music LLC and The Dexter Gordon Foundation. She is writing his biography, due for release this year.

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Maxine Gordon is a scholar, researcher and archivist who has done pioneering research on jazz in Harlem in the 1930s and the history of jazz in the Bronx, N.Y. She is also compiling information for a book on three great women of jazz: trombonist Melba Liston, organist Shirley Scott, and singer Maxine Sullivan. An avid jazz fan for decades, Maxine Gordon is a force in her own right, advocating for the music and its musicians. Her son, Woody Louis Armstrong Shaw III, is administrator, general manager, and web publisher for Gordon’s legacy. He curated and produced two box sets covering the mid-to-late 1970s recordings by Dexter Gordon (his stepfather) and Woody Shaw (his father), called The Complete Columbia Albums Collection, released by Columbia/Legacy in 2011. Now in its fifth year, TCJF SoundWorks, Tri-C JazzFest’s resident ensemble, performs original charts for this tribute to Dexter Gordon. Under the direction of trombonist Chris Anderson, this year’s group features Glenn Holmes (bass), John Klayman (saxophone), Curtis Taylor (trumpet), Howie Smith (saxophone), Chris Baker (drums), and Chip Stephens (piano). Javon Jackson came into international prominence touring and recording as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He has shared bandstands with Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter and many others and has performed on more than 125 recordings. Lucky 13, Jackson’s 13th recording as leader, is a combination of originals, a cover from the Stevie Wonder songbook and selections with the iconic Les McCann. Recently commissioned by the Syracuse International Film Festival, Jackson composed a full-length score for The Lodger, a silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on the story of the hunt for Jack the Ripper.

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General McLane Jazz Ensemble, Edinboro, PA­—John Marszalek, Director

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Amherst Junior High School Band, Amherst­—Jeff Meyers, Director

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Gold Tones Jazz Ensemble, Cuyahoga Falls High School­—Chris Demarco, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

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WORKSHOP: Recording Arts: Introduction to Pro Tools

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Ghana Lincoln Jazz Ensemble, Columbus­— Kelly Shellhammer, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

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CLINIC: Javon Jackson­—“From the Classroom to the Bandstand”

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Jazz Academy of Washington, D.C.­— Paul Carr, Director

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WORKSHOP: Recording Arts: Music Business in the Modern Era

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Ghana Lincoln Jazz Ensemble, Columbus­— Kelly Shellhammer, Director

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CLINIC: Orrin Evans­—“The Art of the Rhythm Section”

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TUESDAY, APRIL 23 TRI-C METRO CAMPUS MAIN STAGE THEATRE Time

EVENT

LOCATION

Noon

Brooklyn High School Jazz Ensemble­—Sean Sullivan, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

12:45pm

Cleveland Heights High School Jazz Ensemble­— Brett Baker, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

12:45pm

CLINIC: Aaron Diehl/Cécile McLorin Salvant­—“Singing Jazz”

CCA Black Box

1:30pm

Cleveland Heights High School Jazz Ensemble­— Brett Baker, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

2pm

WORKSHOP: Recording Arts: Introduction to Pro Tools

CCA 303

2:15pm

Whitmer Jazz Ensemble, Toledo­—Justin Rhoades, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

2:15pm

CLINIC: Javon Jackson­—“From the Classroom to the Bandstand”

CCA Black Box

2:55pm

Hudson High School Jazz Band­—Roberto Iriarte, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

3pm

WORKSHOP: Recording Arts: Music Business in the Modern Era

CCA 303

3:40pm

Oberlin Jazz Ensemble­—Dennis Reynolds, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

3:45pm

CLINIC: Orrin Evans­—“The Art of the Rhythm Section”

CCA Black Box

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 TRI-C METRO CAMPUS MAIN STAGE THEATRE Time

EVENT

LOCATION

Noon

Maplewood Jazz Band, Guy Mills, PA­—Jamie Gardner, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

12:45pm

Firestone Jazz Band, Firestone High School, Akron­—Tom Weaver, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

12:45pm

CLINIC: Javon Jackson­—“From the Classroom to the Bandstand”

CCA Black Box

1:30pm

Firestone Jazz R&R, Firestone High School, Akron­—Tom Weaver, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

2:15pm

Brecksville/Broadview Heights Jazz Ensemble­—Jason Wyse, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

2:15pm

CLINIC: Anat Cohen­—“Communication in Improvisation: The Responsibility of a Soloist”

CCA Black Box

2:55pm

Bedford High School Jazz Band­—Sean Nichols, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

3:40pm

Bedford High School Jazz Band­—Sean Nichols, Director

Tri-C Metro Campus: Mainstage

3:45pm

CLINIC: Orrin Evans­—“The Art of the Rhythm Section”

CCA Black Box

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Time

EVENT

LOCATION

Noon

FREE Showtime at High Noon­—The Rimon School Jazz Ensemble, Tel Aviv

State Theatre

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Time

EVENT

LOCATION

1pm

FREE A conversation with Michael Feinstein, Tommy LiPuma, Bill Rudman and Chris Ludwa— “The Birth, Death and Rebirth of the American Song”

CCA Black Box

TRI-C JAZZFEST CLEVELAND

THE ORRIN EVANS TRIO and the JAZZ ACADEMY OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON, D.C. with special guest JAVON JACKSON

PHOTO: salvatorecorso.net

22 APRIL

7:30 pm

JAZZ ACADEMY ALTO SAX AUSTIN YUAN THEO ROSENFELD BEN JACOBSOHN DEBRA SECULAR DAVID BICK TENOR SAX WESLEY HUNN JOSEPH DENG ADAM MAISTO BRETT ORENSTEIN BARITONE SAX INGRID WINKLER TROMBONE ALEX COY PRESTON KENDALL ISAIAH SILVERS TRUMPET GERALD MARSHALL NOAH SISKIND BEN HOUCK JORDAN STRINGFIELD

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Since moving from his native Philly to New York in 1995, Orrin Evans has been recognized as one of the most distinctive and inventive pianists of his generation. He is also a composer, bandleader, teacher, producer and arranger, and a recipient of a 2010 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Growing up in the jazz tradition of Philadelphia made it possible for Evans to learn on the bandstand with the likes of Trudy Pitts, Shirley Scott, Mickey Roker, Bobby Durham, Edgar Bateman and Sid Simmons. He studied formally with William Whitaker, Jack Carr and Charles Pettaway. In 1993, after attending Girard Academic Music Program, he was accepted into the Mason Gross School of The Arts at Rutgers University. In 1996, Evans joined Bobby Watson’s band, Horizon, on a European tour. From there, he soon began recording and performing with Wallace Roney, Mos Def, Common, Pharoah Sanders, Antonio Hart, Carmen Lundy, Ralph Peterson, Ralph Bowen, The Mingus Big Band and many others. He will be joined by Ben Wolfe (bass) and Donald Edwards (drums). He was signed by Criss Cross records in 1996, releasing six critically acclaimed recordings on that label. He can also be heard on Palmetto and his own label, Imani Records. The Jazz Academy of Music of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., brings to life a longtime dream of Paul Carr, its music director, to extend to others the music education opportunities afforded him as an inner-city youth. Carr was inspired and taught by accomplished professional musicians. These musicians included the late Arnett Cobb, Conrad Johnson, Horace Young III and Bubba Thomas. The mission of the academy is to preserve jazz music through education.

Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Auditorium 2809 woodland ave.

GUITAR BILLY PETITO ELI SCHWAT ALEX HAMBURGER flute RICHARD STRATTON clarinet JACK GRUBER piano LUKE BORWEGEN bass CHASE CARROLL vibraphone TIM GLENSHAW drums

2013 JAZZFEST PERFORMERS


TRI-C JAZZFEST HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STARS

23 APRIL

7:30 pm

TRI-C JAZZFEST HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STARS founder and director STEVE ENOS SAXOPHONES ERIKA NALOW alto CASEY AL-HADDAD alto GABY HAMMARLUND baritone JESSICA YAFANARO baritone

TROMBONES ALEX LATHEM DANNY TONER ALEX PERLIC MILES ATCHISON RHYTHM SECTION ELI HANLEY piano RYAN FLETTERICK guitar MIKE GAISBACHER bass CHRISTIAN BECHTOL drums MAX MULREADY drums JOE KERN drums ROBERT PICARD drums

Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has been performing with his band around the globe since completing Tri-C’s Pre-College & Jazz Studies programs in high school. Upon the release of his debut album, Lovers, Tales and Dances, Quincy Jones popped by the hip Los Angeles club Vibrato to check out his show. Farinacci had recorded an obscure Q composition, The Theme From the Pawnbroker. Jones’ classic response: “This kid is 360 degrees!”—a reference to the cosmopolitan, culturally expansive range of American and world music influences Farinacci brings to his unique blend of traditional and contemporary jazz. Over the years, Farinacci has won numerous awards that speak to his wide-ranging impact and appeal: the International New Star Award (along with Diana Krall and Christian McBride), the Disney New Star Award and first-place honors in the Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Competition. In December 2012, Wynton Marsalis invited him to headline a new Jazz @Lincoln Center club in Doha, Qatar. He was appointed artist in residence for the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts in 2012. Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami to a French mother and a Haitian father. McLorin Salvant performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the jazz standard and composes music and lyrics, which she also sings in French and Spanish. She enjoys popularity in Europe and the United States, performing in clubs, concert halls and festivals. A native of Columbus, Aaron Diehl is a 2007 graduate of The Juilliard School, where his teachers included Kenny Barron, Eric Reed and Oxana Yablonskaya. His honors include Lincoln Center’s prestigious Martin E. Segal award in 2004, the 2003 Jazz Arts Group Hank Marr Jazz Competition, and Outstanding Soloist at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2002 Essentially Ellington Competition. Immediately following graduation from high school he toured with the Wynton Marsalis Septet. He lives in Manhattan, where he serves as pianist for St. Joseph of the Holy Family Church in Harlem.

Roe Green Foundation Cleveland Foundation – The Leonard Kreiger Fund Richard Horvitz & Erica Hartman-Horvitz Toby Devan Lewis The Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region

David Broza

visual arts

Joshua Bell

film

Bezalel on Tour

Idan Raichel

New York bassist Paul Sikivie has played with some of jazz’s finest musicians, including Matt Wilson, Ted Nash, Johnny O’Neal, Frank Green, Wycliffe Gordon and Chico Hamilton. He received his master’s in music from The Juilliard School. A native of Detroit, Lawrence Leathers has performed with jazz greats Wycliffe Gordon, Mulgrew Miller, Cyrus Chestnut, and Donald Harrison.

Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Auditorium 2809 woodland ave.

TRI-C JAZZFEST CLEVELAND

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2012-2013 Cleveland Israel Arts Connection is brought to you by

Anat Cohen

literature

TRUMPETS SCOTT MCKEE lead, assistant director MONIQUE HILLEBRECHT ALEX MICHAUD JONATHAN ISAAC ALEX SIMMS GRACE GROVES

with special guest JAVON JACKSON

A vibrant array of Israeli arts and culture

dance

with Cécile McLORIN SALVANT, AARON DIEHL, PAUL SIKIVIE and LAWRENCE LEATHERS

cleveland israel arts connection

theater

DOMINICK FARINACCI

music

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Seeds of Literacy

RIMON SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE OF TEL AVIV

Improving Literacy and Lives in Greater Cleveland

with special guest ANAT COHEN and THE TRI-C JAZZ STUDIES WORKSHOP THE RIMON JAZZ ENSEMBLE RONEN SHMUELI musical director IDO MESHULAM trombone EITAN GOFMAN soprano saxophone/flute

24 APRIL

7:30 pm

NIV SHAKED alto saxophone ORI JACOBSON tenor saxophone TAL YADIN guitar SHAY PORTUGALY piano NADAV SHAPIRA bass YOGEV GABAY drums special guest

Israeli-born clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her virtuosity and joyful stage presence. She has been voted Clarinetist of the Year six years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, as well as 2012’s Multi-Reeds Player of the Year in JazzTimes. Along with her brothers Avishai and Yuval, she attended arts school in Tel Aviv. It was there that she found her voice in jazz before moving to Boston to attend Berklee College. Cohen performs with her own quartet and with her brothers as The Three Cohens. In September 2012, she released her sixth album, Claroscuro (Anzic label). The CD features bright dances and dark ballads with “live in the studio” spontaneity. Cohen is joined by the students from Rimon School for this special Tri-C JazzFest appearance.

TALI RUBINSTEIN on Voice and Recorder

TRI-C JAZZ STUDIES WORKSHOP I under the direction of ERNIE KRIVDA JESSICA YAFANARO vocals

Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Auditorium 2809 WOODLAND AVE.

BRENT HAMAKER guitar MIKE GAISBACHER bass CHRIS BECHTOL drums SERVING MUSIC EDUCATORS & STUDENTS SINCE 1924!

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CUYAHOGA ARTS & CULTURE IS PROUD TO SUPPORT APOLLO'S FIRE • BAYARTS • BECK CENTER FOR THE ARTS • CHAGRIN VALLEY LITTLE THEATRE • CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN • CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL • CLEVELAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART • CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY • THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA • CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE • CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE • DANCECLEVELAND • GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER • GREAT LAKES THEATER • GROUNDWORKS DANCETHEATER • HEIGHTS YOUTH THEATRE • IDEASTREAM •

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CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES • PLAYHOUSESQUARE • ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM • SPACES • WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY • & MANY OTHERS

WWW.CACGRANTS.ORG 216 515 8303

Jazz Rhythms from Around the World Saturday June 8, 2013 * 8pm * Hanna Theatre Artistic Director Sean Jones leads our super sizzling season closer which features trombonist Jay Ashby and jazz infused with Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern and other world rhythms. Tickets at PlayhouseSquare.com or by calling 216.241.6000.

For more information on upcoming events: www.clevelandjazz.org 216.945.6428

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COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION

JAZZFEST ADMINISTRATION

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Paul F. Gasparro, Ed.D. Eastern Campus President

TRI-C CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS

Jerry L. Kelsheimer, Chairman

Robert J. Peterson, J.D., CPA President/CEO Corporate College

Robert Kleinschmidt Dean, Creative Arts

Nadine H. Feighan, Vice Chairman

Patricia C. Rowell, Ph.D. Western Campus President

Amy Parks Associate Dean, Creative Arts

Dr. Harry Graham

Michael R. Schoop, Ph.D. Metropolitan Campus President

Chris Ludwa Executive Director, Performing Arts

Patricia D. Kennedy-Scott

J. Michael Thomson, Ph.D. Westshore Campus President

Bob Bryan Executive Director, Media/Engineering

Bruce D. Murphy

Michael Abouserhal Vice President, Finance and Business

Sonja Elekhtaby Administrative Coordinator

Megan O’Bryan

Michael Bankey Vice President, Technical Programs

Emanuela Friscioni Director, Performing Arts Academy

Andrew E. Randall

John Gajewski Vice President, Manufacturing Programs

Ann Garbler Grants, Creative Arts

Victor A. Ruiz

Clayton Harris Vice President, Public Safety and Security

Dorothy Hirsch Education & Volunteers, Creative Arts

David W. Whitehead

Gerald Hourigan Vice President, Chief Information Officer

David Kennedy Program Manager, Recording Arts Technology

Peter MacEwan Vice President, Facilities Development and Operations

Leslie Moynihan Production Coordinator, Creative Arts

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

JaNice Marshall Vice President, Access and College Pathways Programs

Willard Jenkins Artistic Director, Tri-C JazzFest

Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D. President

Judith McMullen Vice President, Human Resources

Cliffie Jones Box Office, Artist Relations & Community Liaison

L. Craig Foltin, D.B.A., CPA Executive Vice, President Administration and Finance

Karen Miller Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Terri Pontremoli Interim Managing Director, Tri-C JazzFest

Gloria Moosmann Vice President, Resource Development and Tri-C Foundation

Karen Sandstrom Marketing & Publicity, Creative Arts

Belinda S. Miles, Ed.D. Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs

Alan Moran Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Velorie Stephens Clerical Assistant

Susan Muha Executive Vice President Workforce and Economic Development Division

Renee Richard, J.D. General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Services

2013 TRI-C JAZZFEST SUPPORT STAFF

Sandy L. Robinson, Ph.D. Vice President, Academic Affairs

Derek Poindexter Transportation

Claire Rosacco, Vice President Government Affairs and Community Outreach

Pearl Johnson Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Jennifer Spielvogel, Ph.D. Vice President, Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

Artwork & Design AGNES STUDIO Janet Purdy

Find Your Career Behind the Music Tri-C Recording Arts and Technology Learn in-studio and on-location recording, live sound, event production, the music business and more through Cuyahoga Community College’s Recording Arts and Technology program at the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts. New classes start each semester. Call 216-987-3277 or email david.kennedy@tri-c.edu. Tour the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts at 6 p.m. any Tuesday or 2 p.m.

Cleveland, OH 44115

Patti Reid Vice President, Health Care and Education Initiatives

Jazz Studies Study This Summer at the Jazz Masters Summer Camp July 8-19, 2013 | Music camp for grades 7 through 12 Keep up your chops by enrolling in an eight-day session at the Cuyahoga Community College Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts. Directed by Steve Enos, the camp includes theory and improvisation, combos, big band, listening sessions and concerts. For more information on the Tri-C Jazz Studies program or Summer with the Jazz Masters: www.tri-c.edu/music

Start at Tri-C…Finish at Berklee Students from the Tri-C Jazz Studies program have successfully transferred to or attended four-year institutions including the Berklee College of Music, The Juilliard School and others. But the journey begins at Tri-C.

JazzFest Website and Interactive Dyann Lynch Lisa Dobransky Allison Halco Brittany Bajda Tammy London JazzFest 2013 Production Crew Jeffrey Donnelly Technical Director, Tri-C Metro Campus Theatre

JAZZFEST LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Jules Belkin Adam Fishman Diane Gudaitis Don Gudaitis Rodger Kowall Joyce Litzler William Litzler Ralph Meyer Fred Pompeani Brendan Ring Robert Rotatori Raymond Sawyer James Strassman Robert Triozzi

SPECIAL THANKS Chris Moir, Lorraine Felan, Sonja Elekhtaby, Janet Purdy, Al Moran, Sheila Busser, Kristin Broka, George Cumming, Sandy Robinson, Christine Jindra, Angela Keith,Paula Kancler, Karen Mrak, Jeffrey Donnelly, David Kennedy, Magda Gomez, Marie Vivolo, Pearl Johnson, Derek Poindexter, Gloria Moosmann, Jay Gardner, Julie Weagraff, Kate McDade, Sharon Coon, Trissa Chaney, Mahall’s, Dave Payne, Jerry Parker, Danielle Rini Uva, Melissa Moncrief, James Johnson, Lisa Sands, Whole Foods, and all the wonderful JazzFest volunteers. And to our dear friend Ralph Howard—thanks for your years of service. We miss you!

2012–2013 Lead Theater Technicians Adam Altman James Cuccia Josh Caraballo Remmie Crawford Thomas Jeffries Tim Kennedy Kyra Price Shawna Melnykowski Katrina Yeigh Woodsy’s Music Backline & Sound Reinforcement Dynamic Audio Lighting Colortone Projection Allen Theatre, Ohio Theatre, State Theatre IATSE Stagehands Local 27 Crew Kristin Jones Stage Manager, State Theatre

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SPONSORS & FRIENDS PRESENTING SPONSORS

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SPONSORS Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection of the Jewish Community Federation Dave’s Supermarket Dominion Resources Great Lakes Brewing Company Bill & Joyce Litzler National Endowment for the Arts Ohio Arts Council Strassman Insurance Services, Inc. Whole Foods TLC Spring Water

FRIENDS & MEMBERS

JAZZ STAR LEVEL Fran & Jules Belkin Henry & Eugenia Green Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John O’Brien SOLOIST LEVEL Mr. & Mrs. James Szabo

Rhythm Section Level Mr. & Mrs. David E. Clark Mr. Jay P. Gardner Ms. Terri Pontremoli Mr. & Mrs. Phil Stella Mr. James F. Williams, Jr. INDIVIDUAL LEVEL Mr. Douglas Buford Mr. Edward Burke Ms. Sharon Coon Mr, Keith Chelm Ms. Delores M. Davis Ms. Latoya Dickens Mr. Gaylen R. Emond Ms. Deirdre Garvey Mr. John P. Goebel Mr. Robert Good Mr. Wilbur E. Griffith Mr. Michael Harper Ms. Gladys Harrison Dunbar Mr. Marc Jaffe & Dr. Karen Jaffe

Ms. Christine Jindra Ms. Cliffie Jones Dr. Alla Kolkin Mr. Paul D. Lewis Ms. Dyann Lynch Dr. J. Christopher Mariotti Paul & Meghann Marnecheck Ms. Cathy J. McCall Ms. Melissa McClelland Ms. Kate McDade Mr. Marco Napolitano Mrs. Lois Osborn Ms. Beverly J. Ramsey-Levert Ms. Jenny Salisbury Dr. & Mrs. James E. Sampliner Ms. Karen Sandstrom Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schreiber Ms. Beverly J. Stacker Mr. Daniel J. Stankey Ms. Julie A. Weagraff Mr. Ronald J. White Mr. Dean M. Williams JAZZ STUDENT LEVEL Ms. Donna Bryant Ms. Laura Cannon Ms. Eleanor Dreshfield Mr. Earl duChossois Ms. Waltrina Middleton Ms. Aria Thomas Ms. Brenda Waryas

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hitting the right notes in our community Sharing a common goal. At Key, we believe in helping our communities thrive, not only through our investments but also by our support of the arts. KeyBank is proud to once again sponsor the Tri-C JazzFest and its tradition of showcasing the best that jazz has to offer. We salute all those involved for making this year’s event a success.

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