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70 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 9 - October 15, 1998 Ferguson Continued from page 69 of many other acts. After leaving Kenton's orchestra, Ferguson worked as a first-call studio musi- cian and recorded soundtracks for films including "The Ten Com- mandments." He was also fea- tured with The New York Philhar- monic Orchestra, performing William Russo's composition, "The Titans." At the request of Birdland own- ers, he organized an all-star big band, the Birdland Dream Band. In the late 1960s and 1970s, Ferguson lived overseas while leading a band of British musi- cians. While in England, he per- formed two seasons with his band with a variety talk show in Lon- don. During another engagement, he completed a one-hour "IV spe- cial, "The Wonderful World of Maynard Ferguson." His recorded version of "MacArthur Park" became a hit in America, where he would later re- turn in 1974. His recording of "Gonna Fly Now," the theme from the motion picture "Rocky," earned him pop fame with a top-ten hit single, a gold album and a Grammy nomi- nation in 1978. During the 1980s, he directed the fusion-funk band High Volt- age. By the late 1980s, he had The Phil Woods Quintet is slated for two shows at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1776 Restaurant's jazz club, a heated, fully-en- closed tent. formed his little big band, Big Bop Noveau. He signed with Concord Records in 1995 to record and produce. His debut al- bum on that label was "These Cats Can Swing." During his career, he has also helped spring young musicians to stardom, including Don Ellis, Chuck Mangione, Bill Chase, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Bob James, Joe Zawinul, Slide Hamp- ton, Greg Bissonette, Willie Maiden and Peter Erksine. Phil Woods jazzes it up Born in Springfield, Mass., Phil Woods began saxophone lessons at age 12. After high school, he went to New York City and spent one summer at Manhatten School of Music and four years at Julliard Conservatory. In the mid-1950s, he was hired by Quincy Jones to play lead alto in the big band that Dizzy Gille- spie took to the Middle East for the State Department. In 1959, Quincy would hire Woods in the same capacity for the musical show, "Free and Easy," which folded in Europe. Woods has performed and/or recorded with the likes of Benny Goodman, Benny Carter, Clark Terry, Bill Evans, Michel Legrand, Oliver Nelson, Thelo- nious Monk, Gillespieand Charlie Barent. Woods went to live in Europe in 1968 and subsequently formed the European Rhythm Machine. Af- ter touring around the world, Woods returned to the United States in 1973. After a brief stay in Los Angeles, he moved back to the New York area and formed The Phil Woods Quartet, now quintet. Two of the original mem- bers of the group, Steve Gilmore and Bill Goodwin, are still with him more than 20 years later. A 1994 inductee into The American Jazz Hall of Fame and a consistent poll winner, he is proudest of his accomplishments as leader of The Phil Woods Quintet. Festival Continued from page 68 dyman," with a new group, Pound for Pound," that features a unique combination of instrumentation and new tunes that are deep- grooved and ebullient. Tickets are $25. The festival will conclude at 5 p.m. Sunday with the Scotty Scholarship Jam at Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant. An annual benefit for young music students in Delaware, the event will showcase local talent. Donations are requested. For Autumn Jazz '98 tickets and accommodation information, call 1-800-29-MUSIC or 226- 2166. Tickets may also be obtained in person at the Jazz Joint, 236 Re- hoboth Ave., next to Sydney's Restaurant. Wicomico County to host Native American powwow Oct. 17-18 The first Native American Pow- wow and Heritage Festival to be held in Wicomico County will take place rain or shine Oct. 17 and 18 at Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury, Md. The pow- wow will feature Native Ameri- can singing, dancing, drumming, food, arts and crafts. Native American presenters .will demon- strate oyster shucking, beadwork, basketmaking, carving and story- telling. Raffle tickets will be sold for chances to win a Native Amer- ican porcelain doll, a handcrafted Native American beaded necklace and earring set and a handcrafted Native American basket. Tickets will be sold at the door both days of the event. The grounds open at 9 a.m. both days. Admission is a donation of $3; children under 12 Will be admitted free of charge. For details, call 410-623-2660. HAPPY HOUR 5-7 Daily 4-7 Sat. & Sun. O00treet 00lle CREATIVE CUISINE Thanks for making our first year a success. Please join us as we celebrate with our New Autumn Menues. AUTUMN SUNSET MENU Soup or Salad & Entree $13.00 Available Sunday-Friday Nights 5-6:45 Saturday Night 5.'30 - 6:45 GREAT SELECTION OF WINES BY THE GLASS SUNDAY BRUNCH 11- 2 Serving Lunch & Dinner Wednesday - Sunday MONDAY LUNCH ONLY . CLOSED TUESDAY Lunch 11:30-3 Dinner from 5 "BEST NEW RESTAURANT AT THE BEACH" 1998 & Monday Night 20 ENTICES To CHOOSE FROM Includes: Salad, Rolls, Vegetable DuJour and choice of Potato (Baked, Mashed, or Sweet Pot. Fries) BAKED SHRIMP ROSE & CROWN STEAK CHESAPEAKE FE'I-rUCCINE ALFREDO FILLET MILANO GRILLED DUCK BREAST FRENCH ONION CHICKEN VEAL MARSALA CAJUN PECAN CATFISH STUFFED FLOUNDER CRAB IMPERIAL VEGETABLE PASTA AND MORE/ VISIT OUR CIGAR LOUNGE WHILE YOU'RE HERE/