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Jazz Winterlude features Terri Lyne Carrington, Arturo Sandoval
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Two internationally known artists and 10 local bands will perform when the fifth annual Jazz Winterlude festival takes place in January in the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College.
Percussionist Terri Lyne Carrington will be the headliner at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will fill that role at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Both are Grammy-award winners.
Carrington will share songs from her Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, which pays homage to Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Her recording was released in February 2013 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of their iconic Money Jungle album released in 1963. Opening for Carrington will be the Doug Talley Quintet.
Sandoval was a protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie. He has evolved into one of the world's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Opening for him will be Book of Gaia.
The performances by Carrington and Sandoval in Yardley Hall are part of the college's Performing Arts Series. Tickets for Carrington's show will be $20; they will be $25 for Sandoval. Tickets for students with an I.D. will be $5 for each show. Tickets can be purchased through the college box office at 913-469-4445 or online at jccc.edu/TheSeries.
The festival will get underway in the Carlsen Center on Friday morning with daylong clinics for area school bands. Students will learn from accomplished area musicians. Carrington will participate in two workshops – one with the jazz students and one for professional musicians.
On Saturday, the film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story will be shown at 10 a.m. in Carlsen Center, Room 211. At 1 p.m., local bands will begin playing in the Carlsen Center's Polsky Theatre and Recital Hall. These performances will be free and open to the public.
From 1 to 1:50 p. m., Ron Gutierrez and Marimba Sol De Chiapas will perform; from 2 to 2:50 p.m., KC Sound and Juha's World Beat will play; from 3 to 3:50 p.m., the Chris Clarke Trio and the Guitarras Ibericas with guest Karim Memi will perform; from 4 to 4:50, Beach Nuts and Gamelan Genta Kasturi will play.
Dinner will be available at 5 p.m. in the Regnier Center. The price is $25 a person and reservations must be made by noon Wednesday, Jan. 22. Please call 913-469-4445 if you are interested.
For more information, visit http://www.jccc.edu/jazzwinterlude.