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56 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 27 - October 3, 1996 Autumn Jazz '96 in Rehoboth ready to burst forth Oct. 17-20 Rehoboth Jazz '96, the eighth annual jazz festival, kicks off Thursday, Oct. 17, with a Meet the Artists Party at the Dinner Bell Restaurant at 6 p.m. Events will continue with tick- eted concerts in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, a Sun- day afternoon outdoor concert in Grove Park, and appearances by the best regional artists through- out the festival. All proceeds benefit local stu- dent musicians through The Scot- ty Jazz Foundation Inc. The opening party at the Dinner Bell will feature two separate per- formances in different areas of the restaurant between 6-9 p.m. Sax- ophonist Tim Eyermann, a popu- lar Washington/Baltimore area artist, will perform with a selected group of student musicians, while New York vibraphonist Mike Freeman will appear with his band, Spellbound. "Scotty" Jazz Foundation Scholarship winners Tim York and Meg Cliffton will also per- form. Over 25 area restaurants will serve up their finest for a "Taste of the Town." Perhaps the main attraction will be Friday night, Oct. 17, when GRP recording artists Russ Free- man & The Rippingtons take to the stage. The Rippingtons have sold over seven million recordings over the past five years, and are credited as being one of the lead- ing new instrumental music en- sembles. Opening for The Rippingtons will be Washington, D.C. vocalist Mary Ann Redmond, a Rehoboth favorite. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Convention Center, and tickets are $25. saturday's events begin with a Festival Jazz Parade down Re- hoboth Avenue, featuring Grand Marshall Raye Jones. An 11 a.m. ocean front concert will feature John Blake, Raye Jones, and Larry "Scotty" Scott, as well as the Tidewater Brass Band, the Cape Henlopen High School Jazz band (guest soloist John Blake), the Christina Cultur- al Arts Center Student Ensemble and '96 Scotty Jazz Foundation Scholarship winners Tim York and Meg Cliffton. Saturday night's Latin Jazz Cabaret, a dance party celebration with Sony-Tropic recording artist Dave Valentin, will be held at the Convention Center on Saturday night, beginning at 9 p.m. Valentin, a jazz flautist, has recorded 18 albums over the past 15 years. He is at the forefront in the pop- ular movement of blending Latin and world-beat rhythms with vari- ous jazz idioms. Tickets are $12.50 A Jazz Loop to downtown venues will be featured on both Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday's Jazz in the Park, a _ double-header concert in the City of Rehoboth's Grove Park, will begin at 1 p.m. with HeadsUp recording artist Pamela Williams opening RCA Records' key- boardist Alex Bugnon. Bugnon has been acknowledged as one of the mainstays of con- temporary jazz. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under $12. Other regional artists will high- light the weekend's events, such as Harvey Price, who will perform "Jazz Improvisation from Rag- time to the Present" at Club Pot- pourri, Saturday, Oct. 19. Among those performing will be Jeff Irwin at Club Potpourri and Victoria's, Barbara Walker at Adriatico, Eclypse featuring Peg- gy Raley at Cloud Nine and Sa- vannah's, Van Williamson at Chez La Mer and Dream Cafe, Lana Spence at Irish Eyes, Earl Ross at Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant and Larry Unthank at the Summer House. Rehoboth's Larry "Scotty" Scott and Jazz Festival Grand Marshal Raye Jones will also make appearances throughout the weekend. Internationally-renowned guitar wizard and Arista recording artist Stanley Jordan will make a solo appearance at Sydney's on Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Jordan has received two Grammy Awards, made 23 separate appear- ances on The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, and named Best Jazz Guitarist by Billboard Magazine for seven consecutive years. The finale to the weekend's events will be the Eighth Annual Scotty Jazz Festival Grand Jam at Sydney's on Sunday, Oct. 20, be- ginning at 4 p.m. The finale traditionally brings together many of the musicians who have performed throughout the weekend for one last celebra- tion. For the first time in its history, Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz will be presented by Delaware Celebration of Jazz, Inc., a Re- hoboth-based non-profit corpora- tion. President of Delaware Celebra- tion of Jazz, Inc. is Dennis San- tangini. Community organizers are Sydney Artz, Linda DiDomenicus and Becky West. Music producer for Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz '96 is Bill. Royston. Royston programs other region- al festivals, including Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilming- ton, and Berks Jazz Fest in Read- ing, Penn., as well as jazz concert series in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Fairfield, Conn., and Portland, OR. He also teaches at Carnegie Mellon university and Drexel University. For more festival information, including ticket information and weekend hotel and accomodations packages, call 1-800-29-MUSIC (except the Friday Stanley Jordan performance, call 1-800-808- 1924). Rehoboth Jazz '96 will feature GRP recording artists Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons on Friday, Oct. 18. The Rippingtons have sold over seven million recordings over the past five years, and are credited as being one of the leading new instrumental music ensembles. Open- ing for The Rippingtons will be Washington, D.C. vocalist Mary Ann Redmond, a Rehoboth fa- vorite. 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