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August 17, 2012

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
www.jazzpromoservices.com

 

WYLIFFE GORDON’S
ONLY ‘SUMMERFEST 2012’ PERFORMANCE

AUGUST 18:
GREAT JAZZ ON THE GREAT HILL
RETURNS TO CENTRAL PARK
The Central Park Conservancy and
Jazzmobile Partner again for a
Great Afternoon of Jazz!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CENTRAL PARK (July 24, 2012)—The Central Park Conservancy welcomes New York Metropolitan area jazz buffs, swing dancers and nature lovers to “Great Jazz on the Great Hill,” a free concert and celebration of jazz in one of New York City’s most iconic locations.

The free show returns for its sixth year in Central Park with live musical performances by renowned trombonist Wycliffe Gordon (with a special tribute to Louis Armstrong), Latin jazz musician Steve Kroon, Jazz and Blues vocalist, Alyson Williams and Jazzmobile’s Jazz Vocal Competition Winners Brianna Thomas (2010) The show, which takes place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, is a co-presentation of Jazzmobile and the Central Park Conservancy. “Great Jazz on the Great Hill” is made possible by major support from corporate sponsor, JPMorgan Chase; additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, The City College of New York, NYC & Company Foundation, City of New York Parks & Recreation, City Parks Foundation, , Con Edison; and our elected officials – Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer, The Council of the City of New York Manhattan Delegation, NYC Council Speaker, Christine Quinn, NYC Council Members: Hon. Gale Brewer, Hon. E. Inez Dickens, Hon. Robert Jackson, and Darlene Mealy; and Harlem Week, the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, the Harlem Arts Alliance and Harlem One Stop.

The free show returns for its sixth year in Central Park with live musical performances by renowned trombonist Wycliffe Gordon (with a special tribute to Louis Armstrong), Latin jazz musician Steve Kroon, Jazz and Blues vocalist, Alyson Williams and Jazzmobile’s Vocal Competition Winner Brianna Thomas (2010) The show, which takes place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, is a co-presentation of Jazzmobile and the Central Park Conservancy. “Great Jazz on the Great Hill” is made possible by major support from corporate sponsor,
JPMorgan Chase; additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, The City College of New York, NYC & Company Foundation, City of New York Parks & Recreation, City Parks Foundation, Con Edison; and our elected officials – Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer, The Council of the City of New York Manhattan Delegation, NYC Council Speaker, Christine Quinn, NYC Council Members: Hon. Gale Brewer, Hon. E. Inez Dickens, Hon. Robert Jackson, and Hon. Darlene Mealy; and Marketing Partners: Harlem Week, the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, the Harlem Arts Alliance, Harlem One Stop, Walker
Communications International Group, and Jazz Promo Services.

Family activities, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm include the creation of a unique eco-postcard inspired by musical jazz instruments in a hands-on workshop for families (children ages 4+) led by community artist Iandry Randriamandroso. Visit the family area on the Great Hill and design some unique concert memorabilia to remember 2012’s Great Jazz on the Great Hill by.

The concert is part of Jazzmobile’s Summerfest 2012, New York’s oldest continuous summer jazz festival reaching approximately 50,000 annually. Its mobile concerts bring the next generation of jazz innovators and legends to the five boroughs.

WHAT: GREAT JAZZ ON THE GREAT HILL

WHO: Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, Latin jazz musician Steve Kroon, Jazz and Blues Vocalist Alyson Williams  and Jazzmobile’s Vocal Competition Winner (2010) Brianna Thomas.

WHEN: Sat., August 18 — Family activities and performances from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

WHERE: The Great Hill, Central Park. Enter the Park at 106th Street (Duke Ellington Boulevard) and Central Park West and walk up the stairs or ramp to the Great Hill. The event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.

PRESS ONLY RSVP: For day-of filming requests and questions, please contact Dena Libner of the Central Park Conservancy at dlibner@centralparknyc.org or 212.610.6638 or 347.582.0381 (c).

PRESS ONLY INTERVIEWS: For Interviews with the artists, please contact Robin Bell-Stevens of Jazzmobile at rbellstevens@jazzmobile.org or 917.548.7461. 

About the Central Park Conservancy: The mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to restore, manage and enhance Central Park in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of present and future generations. A private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1980, the Conservancy provides 85 percent of Central Park’s $41.5 million park-wide expense budget and is responsible for all basic care of the Park. For more information on the Conservancy, please visit centralparknyc.org.

About Jazzmobile, Inc: Jazzmobile, Inc., the oldest not-for-profit arts organization created just for jazz in the country, was founded in 1964 by jazz master Dr. Billy Taylor and Daphne Arnstein. Its mission is to present, preserve, promote, and propagate jazz – “America’s classical music.” This mission is implemented through quality jazz education and performance programs: workshops, master classes, lecture demonstrations, as well as out-of-doors mobile Jazz performances and in clubs and special concerts in major concert halls. Jazzmobile, www.jazzmobile.org, reaches approximately 50,000 people in New York City and its outlying areas each year. Visit us at www.jazzmobile.org to learn how you can “Keep the Music Playing!”

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Contact:
Dena Libner Contact:
212.610.6638
347.582.0381 (c)
dlibner@centralparknyc.org

Robin Bell-Stevens
212.866.4900 x 309
917.548.7461  (c)
rbellstevens@jazzmobile.org

 

 

 

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Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services T: 845-986-1677 E-Mail:jim@jazzpromoservices.com
http://www.jazzpromoservices.com/

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