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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 9 - October 15, 1998- 69 MaynardFerguson, Phil Woods Quartet to make Cape Region appearance Jazz legend Maynard Ferguson will make a rare appearance in the region during the upcoming jazz festival. Ferguson, along with saxo- phone great Phil Woods, The David Schiff Quartet and the Cape Henlopen High School Band, are the featured entertainers for a concert series at 1776 Clas- sic American Steakhouse, Satur- day and Sunday, Oct. 17-18. A heated, totally-enclosed tent- ed structure in front of the 1776 Restaurant at the Midway Palace Theatres will be the site of "The Midway Jazz Pavillion," a jazz club for nearly 250 .people. Full bars with wine and beer will be lo- cated within the tented club. The concert schedule is as fol- lows: Saturday, Oct. 17 - The Phil Woods Quintet for two shows, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets for each of the shows are available at The 1776 Restaurant for $25 each. Sunday, Oct. 18 - "Jazz Leg- ends Bar-B-Que," featuring pic- nic-style foods and jazz music. The David Schiff Quartet from Wilmington will play at 3:30 p.m., followed by The Phil Woods Quintet at 5 p.m. The grand finale will be Maynard Ferguson and His Big Bop Noveau Band. May- nard and his band have also invit- ed the Cape Henlopen High School Band to play with his group during the encore. Tickets for the event are $25 and are available at The 1776 Restaurant and through the Cape Henlopen High School Band. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Cape Henlopen High School Band. For more information, call 1776 Restaurant, 645-9355. Ferguson a legend An internationally renowned big band leader and one of the greatest trumpet and brass players in the world, Canadian Music Hall of Famer Ferguson has achieved success as an instrument designer, record producer, composer, sym- phonic guest artist, film sound- track artist, educator and clini- cian. A three-time Grammy nominee, Ferguson was a child prodigywho began playing piano at age four. At nine, he discovered the trum- Jazz legend Maynard Ferguson and His Big Bop Noveau Band will perform at 1776 Great American Steakhouse for jazz festival at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18. Tickets are $25. lmple: grea food, casual atmoephem, friendly warm ervice Feturi our new fall rnnu Open seven days a wek thru the fall Wekly wine and beer epeciale Monday-l/2 Price Imrger Wedneeday- paet. arid drlnklor deeert ee Monday-Friday ff.O0 p.m.-??? ITB(InThc Duineee) drink and food epedale Liv entertainment on Me wend5 Comln oon; Ilx-flxe and Wine Plnncre ANY QUEST?? fall 227-5330 122 A Rehoboth Avenue 227-3330 pet, the instrument that would pro- pel him to the heights of stardom. At 13, the Montreal, Quebec native performed as a solo artist with the Canadian Broadcasting Company Orchestra. By 16, he was leading the warm- up band in Canada for great or- chestras as they passed through Montreal. Artists that he played with included Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie. He moved to the United States in 1949. Still a teenager, Ferguson joined the talented bands of the time, including Boyd Rayburn, Jimmy D6rsey and Charlie Bar- nett. and virtuosic technique was rec- ' A three-year stint with the Stan ognized by many in the music in- Kenton Orchestra catapulted him dustry and captured the attention to stardom. His upper-register Continued on page 70 |" 6"1 Wlth thls coupon reivt a Free Christmas Ornament with purchase of $I0.00 or' rnor, limit I per person, ,atire. 11/30/98. OPEN Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays thru November! Third Block ohopps. 21b IZhoboth Avnu ) 226-2ilo Coming October 16 & 17 8pm Brenda "I'm Sorry' ,, "Break It To Me GentJy "Rock, in' Around The Christmas Tree" ORDER TICKETS NOW = . $20.00- $42.50 For tickets call 30274-4600. ext. 777 or stop by Dover Downs Slots Guest Services. ,,_ Prices. dates and times subject to change.