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Welcome to the 2004 Gene Harris Jazz Festival press room.

January 27, 2003

Downloadable photos are available at www.geneharris.org

BOISE STATE GENE HARRIS JAZZ FESTIVAL TICKET DISCOUNT ENDS JAN. 31

Discounted season passes for the 2004 Gene Harris Jazz Festival are available for as low as $43 until Saturday, Jan. 31. Ticket prices will increase beginning Feb. 1.

Festival passes cover admission to all three evenings and represent a 40 percent savings over individual ticket prices. They are available at all Select-a-Seat outlets, by phone at 208-426-1494 or online at idahotickets.com.

The 2004 Festival April 1-3 will feature legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck and vocalists Ernie Andrews and Rebecca Parris as headliners. Brubeck will be featured with his quartet and the Boise Philharmonic during “Gene’s Jazz Party” on Saturday evening, April 3, in the Bank of America Centre. Andrews and Parris will be part of “Singin’ and Swingin’” on Friday evening, April 2, in the Bank of America Centre. Other featured artists include Llew Matthews, Andy Martin, the Boise State Big Band and the Riverside Jazz Orchestra.

Club Night, Thursday, April 1, in downtown Boise will feature the Gospel stylings of Louise Rose, the Llew Matthews Trio, the Patrick Lamb Band (a Portland-based ensemble that combines funk, R&B, smooth jazz and more), Lady Mem’Fis (sultry standards with a heart of soul) and more.

Individual tickets are $29 for Club Night for the general public and $15 for students, $22-$75 for the Friday night concert and $25-$85 for the Saturday night concert. A special $12 student ticket covers admission to both concerts and is available to students of all ages with a student ID.

In its seventh year at Boise State, the Gene Harris Jazz Festival brings jazz musicians to Boise for three nights of concerts and two days of student clinics and competitions. For the first time, the 2004 festival will feature clinics for elementary school children.

For more information, visit www.geneharris.org, or call 208 426-JAZZ.

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Contact

Brad Peters

Gene Harris Jazz Festival executive producer

208-426-3099

bpeters@boisestate.edu

Media Contact

Sherry Squires

Boise State News Services

208-426-1563

ssquires@boisestate.edu

This release is also available online at http://news.boisestate.edu

 

 

December 3, 2003

BOISE STATE GENE HARRIS JAZZ FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 10

Tickets for the 2004 Gene Harris Jazz Festival will go on sale on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Festival passes that cover admission to all three evenings start at $43, and represent a 40 percent savings over individual ticket prices.

Tickets will be available at all Select-a-Seat outlets, by phone at 208-426-1494, online at idahotickets.com or through the Bank of America Centre box office by calling 331-TIXS (8497).

The 2004 Festival April 1-3 will feature legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck and vocalists Ernie Andrews and Rebecca Parris as headliners. Brubeck will be featured with his quartet and the Boise Philharmonic during “Gene’s Jazz Party” on Saturday evening, April 3, in the Bank of America Center. Andrews and Parris will be part of “Singin’ and Swingin’” on Friday evening, April 2, in the Bank of America Centre. Other featured artists include Llew Matthews, Andy Martin, the Boise State Big Band and the Riverside Jazz Orchestra.

Club Night, Thursday, April 1, in downtown Boise will feature the Gospel stylings of Louise Rose, the Llew Matthews Trio, the Patrick Lamb Band (a Portland-based ensemble that combines funk, R&B, smooth jazz and more), Lady Mem’Fis (sultry standards with a heart of soul) and more.

Individual tickets are $29 for Club Night for the general public and $15 for students, $22-$75 for the Friday night concert and $25-$85 for the Saturday night concert. A special $12 student ticket covers admission to both concerts and is available to students of all ages with a student ID.

Discounted season passes are $43-$113 until Jan. 31. Ticket prices will increase beginning Feb. 1.

In its seventh year at Boise State, the Gene Harris Jazz Festival brings jazz musicians to Boise for three nights of concerts and two days of student clinics and competitions. For the first time, the 2004 festival will feature clinics for elementary school children.

For more information, call Brad Peters, jazz festival executive producer, at (208) 426-3099, or visit www.geneharris.org.

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Contact

Brad Peters

Gene Harris Jazz Festival executive producer

208-426-3099

bpeters@boisestate.edu

Media Contact

Sherry Squires

Boise State News Services

208-426-1563

ssquires@boisestate.edu

This release is also available online at http://news.boisestate.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 28, 2003

GENE HARRIS JAZZ FESTIVAL HOSTS ‘ENDOWMENT NIGHT’ FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The Gene Harris Jazz Festival will feature “Endowment Night,” on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

In the spirit of Club Night, 10 jazz artists will be featured in five downtown Boise venues, with all proceeds going to the Gene Harris Endowment to provide scholarships for students to study music at Boise State University.

Featured artists include: John Jones, Rex & Beverly, Bill Courtial with Phil Garonzik, Torch Cocktail, Dan McMahon, the Justin Nielson trio, The Faculty, John Bonine’s Rather Large Band, Pete Mauser & Friends and the Jeff Baker Trio. Participating clubs are The Blues Bouquet, Manhattan Grill, Pi, Owyhee Plaza Gamekeeper Lounge and the Red Feather Lounge. Tickets are $10 through Select-a-Seat outlets or at the door of any venue. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Participants must be 21 or older.

The 2004 Gene Harris Jazz Festival will be held April 1, 2 and 3. In its seventh year at Boise State, the festival brings jazz musicians to Boise for three nights of concerts and two days of student clinics and competitions. For the first time, the 2004 festival will feature clinics for elementary school children.

For more information on Endowment Night or the festival, visit www.geneharris.org or call 426-JAZZ.

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Contact

Brad Peters

Gene Harris Jazz Festival executive producer

208-426-3099

bpeters@boisestate.edu

Media Contact

Sherry Squires

Boise State News Services

208-426-1563

ssquires@boisestate.edu

This release is also available online at http://news.boisestate.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 9, 2003

BOISE STATE GENE HARRIS JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2004 LINEUP

The Boise State University Gene Harris Jazz Festival will feature legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck and vocalists Ernie Andrews and Rebecca Parris as headliners for the 2004 Festival on April 1-3.

Tickets for the festival will go on sale in December.

Brubeck will be featured with his quartet and the Boise Philharmonic during “Gene’s Jazz Party” on Saturday evening, April 3, in the Bank of America Center. This legend of jazz has received countless awards including a Jazz Master’s award, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into the Down Beat Hall of Fame, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, six honorary doctorates from American universities and two from European institutions along with induction into the Jazz Hall of Fame.

Andrews performed and recorded with Harris and the Superband. He also worked with Harry James, and recorded with Cannonball Adderley, Benny Carter and Ray Brown. Parris has performed all over the world with her own groups, as well as with some of jazz’s greatest legends including Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Terry Gibbs, David “Fathead” Newman and Norman Simmons.

Andrews and Parris will be part of “Singin’ and Swingin’” on Friday evening, April 2, in the Bank of America Center. Other featured artists include Llew Matthews, Andy Martin, the Boise State Big Band and the Riverside Jazz Orchestra.

Club Night, Thursday, April 1, in downtown Boise will feature the following artists: The Gospel stylings of Louise Rose, who learned her craft under Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein; the Llew Matthews Trio; the Patrick Lamb Band, a Portland-based ensemble that combines funk, R&B, smooth jazz and more; Lady Mem’Fis, sultry standards with a heart of soul; Frank Potenza and Friends in “Guitar Mania”; Billy Mitchell and Cherie Buckner; Paul Tillotson trio; Boise Straight Ahead, the Hewlett-Packard jazz big band; Boise State Vocal Jazz; and Sandon Mayhew.

The 2004 festival will be held April 1, 2 and 3. In its seventh year at Boise State, the festival brings jazz musicians to Boise for three nights of concerts and two days of student clinics and competitions. For the first time, the 2004 festival will feature clinics for elementary school children.

For more information on the jazz clinics or the festival, call Brad Peters, jazz festival executive producer, at (208) 426-3099, or visit www.geneharris.org.

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Contact

Brad Peters

Gene Harris Jazz Festival executive producer

208-426-3099

bpeters@boisestate.edu

Media Contact

Sherry Squires

Boise State News Services

208-426-1563

ssquires@boisestate.edu

This release is also available online at http://news.boisestate.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30, 2003

GENE HARRIS JAZZ FESTIVAL SPONSORS FREE JAZZ CLINIC FOR ALL AGES

A free clinic featuring the Deidre Rodman Quintet from New York will be offered to jazz musicians of all ages and levels from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in room B125 of the Morrison Center on the Boise State University campus.

The clinic will feature Rodman on piano, Tony Malaby on saxophone, Russ Johnson on trumpet, Bob Bower on bass and Mark Ferber on drums.

The clinic is sponsored by the Boise State University Gene Harris Jazz Festival. The 2004 festival will be held April 1, 2 and 3. In its seventh year at Boise State, the festival brings jazz musicians to Boise for three nights of concerts and two days of student clinics and competitions. For the first time, the 2004 festival will feature clinics for elementary school children.

For more information on the jazz clinic or the festival, call Brad Peters, jazz festival executive producer, at 426-3099.

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Contact

Brad Peters

Gene Harris Jazz Festival executive producer

208-426-3099

bpeters@boisestate.edu

Media Contact

Sherry Squires

Boise State News Services

208-426-1563

ssquires@boisestate.edu

This release is also available online at http://news.boisestate.edu

 

 

 

For additional information, contact:

Sherry Squires, Festival Media Relations
email: ssquires@boisestate.edu
phone: 208-426-1563

 

 


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