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20 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 14 - July 20, 2000 Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Patti Austin among stellar artists arriving Oct. 19-22 By Dennis Forney Selbyville. "One of the main rea- The sweet live sounds of some of the nation's greatest jazz musi- cians will once again swell the salty air of Rehoboth Beach this fall. From Thursday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 22, names like Clarence "_Gatemouth" Brown, Patti Austin, Joe McBride and the Texas Rhythm Band and Dave Koz will brighten the mar- quees of Rehoboth Beach Con- . vention Center, the BayCenter and the Bottle and Cork for the Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival 2000. Joining them will be Alex Bugnon, Brian Culbertson, Rick Braun and the Original Mifflins. -"You Never Heard The Ocean Sound Like Thisis the theme of this year's festival. Board mem- bers of Delaware Celebration of Jazz Inc., which stages the annual event, announced this fall's line- up during a party at Sydney's Side Street Restaurant on Tuesday, Ju- ly 11. .... We're just getting bigger and bigger and bigger," said Sydney Arzt, one of the founders of the Rehoboth jazz festival. "We've become a part of this community now and it feels good. We have a great line-up of musicians coming to Rehoboth but what we're an- nouncing tonight is just the Skele- ton of what the weekend will be all about. The rest of the festival will be the musicians that fill our many restaurants and clubs with their great music." Delaware Celebration of Jazz board members also presented a check for $5,000 to Frank Ma- honey of the Southern Delaware School for the Performing Arts in sons we started this event many years ago was to assist young mu- sicians in southern Delaware," said Arzt. "We're very pleased to be able to help the school." Mahoney noted that the school serves 375 students in grades one through eight. "We're one of on- ly two performing arts schools in Delaware and we're very grateful to be the recipient of this year's request - and I kind of like that big check." The line-up for the Jazz Festi- val-sponsored events this year in- cludes: THURSDAY, OCT. 19 - Opening party at Crabbers Cove where food from all of Re- hoboth's restaurants will be served along with the music of the Nick Wayne Trio. The trio just released a CD titled "That's What Friends Are For." The crowd will then move upstairs to the Bay- Center where Joe McB ride and the Texas Rhythm Club will play a concert. McBride is a pianist and vocalist from Fulton, Mis- souri who will be playing witha group of local musicians from Dallas, Texas. FRIDAY, OCT. 20 - An 8 p.m. concert at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center will include jazz pianist Alex Bugnon and vo- calist Patti Austin. "We're partic- ularly pleased to have Patti Austin, who in addition to being a great jazz artist," said Arzt, "has also become very active around the world in development of AIDS research. We're privileged to have her coming as one of our great vocalists." SATURDAY, OCT.. 21 - A 1 p.m. concert at Rehoboth Beach . Dennis Fomey photos Shown at Sydney's Side Street Restaurant for the announcement of this year's Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival line-up are (l-r) Frank Mahoney of the Southern Delaware School for the Performing Arts, Delaware Celebration of Jazz Inc. President Denny San- tangini, and Delaware Celebration of Jazz Inc. board members Sydney Arzt, Leon Galitzin, Kas Naylor, Gary Cottingham and Lonnie Brown. Santangini holds a check for $5,000 that the Jazz Festival presented to Mahoney for the performing arts school for scholarships and programs. Convention Center will feature composer, producer and multi-in- strumentalist Brian Culbertson. A free 4 p.m. concert will include a to-be announced act "that I guar- antee," said Arzt, "will keep the crowd on its feet." Saxophonist Dave Koz will be the featured per- former for a 9 p.m. concert at Re- hoboth Beach Convention Center. And at 10 p.m., legendary blues guitarist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown will take the stage at the Bottle and Cork in Dewey Beach. SUNDAY, OCT. 22 - The Original Mifflins, a gospel group out of the Milford area, will per- form during a brunch at the Bay- Center in Dewey Beach. At 1 Jazz pianist Nick Wayne and Debbie Kreider, manager of special events for the Delaware Chapter of the American Red Cross, are shown at the Rehoboth jazz festival's announcement party. Wayne's trio will play at the opening party for this year's jazz festival and the Ameri- can Red Cross is sponsoring the Sunday concert at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center fea- turing Rick Braun. p.m., horn man Rick Braun will plied with organic carrots and play the weekend's final concert helping the crews get set up," said at the Rehoboth Beach Conven- Santangini. Naylor also handles tion Center. That concert is being publicity for the event. sponsored by the Delaware Chap- Gary Cottingham continues as a ter of the American Red Cross as board member - as audio engineer a benefit for the emergency or- - and is in charge of making the ganization, musicians sound good. Tickets for all of the concerts Leon Galitzin, said Santangini, are now available by calling 1- is the festival's money man. 800-29MUSIC or locally at 226- "He's the one responsible for 2166. keeping us going and making Delaware Celebration of Jazz enough money to make scholar- President Denny Santangini noted ship donations for upcoming jazz that Arzt is primarily responsible musicians." for-selecting and booking the "Tell It Like It Is" Lonnie headliners that come to Rehoboth Brown, said Santangini, makes Beach each fall for the jazz festi- hotel arrangements for the artists, val. "picks them up and delivers them "She's incredibly knowledge- to their venues, gets our volun- able about the music scene and teers lined up and in place for does a great job booking this tal- what they need to do and keeps ent," he said. me in line," said Santangini. Other board members of the More information about the festi- taut group that presents each val and its artists will be present- year's festival include Kas Naylor ed in upcoming editions of the who handles festival logistics "in- Cape Gazette and The Beach Pa- cluding kee ,ing the artists sup- per. ii( i::i!i Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Patti Austin are just two of the internationally known performers who will appear in Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz 2000.