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MARSHALL VENTE JAZZ
FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SALUTE TO
Wayne Segal’s Jazz Showcase once again to host festival, January 16 - 19
in conjunction with 90.9FM WDCB, Public Radio from the College of DuPage,
presents the Marshall Vente Jazz Festival 2003. Having
established itself as one of the city's premier jazz events, now in its
tenth year, this four-day festival will again be hosted by Joe &
Wayne Segal's world-renowned Jazz Showcase, located at 59 W.
Grand (Grand and Clark). The tenth annual Marshall Vente Jazz
Festival 2003 opens Thursday evening, January 16 and continues through
Sunday afternoon, January 19.
Ticket prices for
the festival, which runs Thursday through Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to
approximately 1 a.m., and Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m., are $25 per person on
Friday and Saturday and $20 per person on Thursday and Sunday. A
senior/student discount of $3 is available. There is no cover charge for
children 12 and under on Sunday.
The festival will
feature a roster of eight composer-arranger-performers, showcasing
a wide variety of jazz styles and this year emphasizing new
compositions. All of the artists on the roster are composer/arranger/performers
and have released numerous recordings.
will feature the Orbert Davis Sextet, the Marshall Vente Trio and from
NYC, saxophonist Jeff Newell.
Friday is an "All Tropical Night" with the
Tropicale ensemble, featuring some very special guests, including
vocalist Rita Duarte from Rio de Janeiro. Then the legendary world-renowned
Brazilian pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano takes the stage for a
virtuoso solo piano set. Mariano’s name is associated with a virtual
who’s who of Brazilian music, as a musician, arranger and producer: Elis
Regina, Joao Bosco, Gal Costa, Ivan Lins, Sadao Watanabe, Jorge Ben Jor,
and Maria Bethania, to name only a few.
A Descarga will follow – all Latin/Brazilian jam session open to
all musicians, hosted by Chicago pianist Jose Valdes.
vocalist Joanie Pallatto, Sparrow and the Machine Band
will follow the award-winning Marshall Vente/Project 9 ensemble
joined by world-renowned saxophonist and sound innovator
Billy Harper for another program of all new original music composed
and arranged by Marshall specifically for this year's festival.
will begin with Chicago’s first lady of jazz, the Judy Roberts
Quartet with Greg Fishman, and MV Fest 2003 will wrap-up with a
reprise of the Marshall Vente/Project 9/Billy Harper set of
The Marshall Vente
Jazz Festival welcomes the Lenox Suites as hotel
sponsor. Conveniently located near the Jazz Showcase, the Lenox Suites
Hotel has graciously offered a special room rate to festival attendees of
$89 single or double occupancy per night (excluding parking and taxes).
To make reservations call Monday-Saturday between 7 AM and 6 PM CST and
ask for the “Jazz Festival rate.” The Lenox Suites is at Rush and Ontario
streets and can be reached at (312) 337-1000.
Joe and Wayne
Segal’s Jazz Showcase is located at 59 West Grand (at Grand and
Clark) in Chicago. Phone (312) 670-BIRD (2473). A public
parking lot is conveniently located adjacent to the Jazz Showcase.
For additional information
call WDCB at (630) 942-4200, or visit the festival web page at www.wdcb.org or www.MarshallVente.com
Editor’s Note: Below
is contact information for your reference. Photos are available upon
- To schedule interviews,
contact Lee Barrie at Kurman Communications, (312) 651-9000 or send
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- To reach Marshall Vente,
phone him at (630) 968-3339 or send an email to MV@MarshallVente.com
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