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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tri-C Announces Dates for 2016 JazzFest Cleveland (Updated)

Concert Announcement

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:41 AM

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Cuyahoga Community College has just announced the full lineup of headlining acts for the 37th annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, which takes place from June 23 to June 25 at Playhouse Square.

On Friday, June 24, keyboardist Chick Corea plays the Ohio Theatre, sax men David Sanborn and Maceo Parker perform at Connor Palace and funk act Big Sam’s Funky Nation plays Outcalt Theatre. On Saturday, June 25, instrumentalist Melissa Aldana teams up with singer Rosa Passos at Hanna Theatre, trumpeter Terence Blanchard brings his E-Collective to Ohio Theatre, trumpeter Dominick Farinacci plays an album release concert at Hanna Theatre, Contemporary Jazz Extravaganza: Lalah Hathaway, BWB and Brian Culbertson plays at Connor Palace, and ¡Cubanismo! takes over Outcalt Theatre.



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Music producer Tommy LiPuma and some of his best musical friends will kick off the 37th annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, which runs from June 23 to June 25, with the Big Birthday Bash, which celebrates LiPuma’s 80th birthday. The event will feature performances by Diana Krall, Al Jarreau, Dr. John and Leon Russell. It takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, in the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square.


“Tommy LiPuma has produced some of the finest music ever recorded,” says JazzFest director Terri Pontremoli in a press release. “Honoring his birthday with this unique gathering of stars is the perfect way to get this year’s JazzFest underway.”

The other nine ticketed concerts will take place at Playhouse Square. One free performance featuring local talent will take place on an outdoor stage on U.S. Bank. The full festival lineup of ticketed shows will be announced at a special event on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights.

Festival passes will go on sale on Thursday, Feb. 4. For $250, festival pass holders get prime seating at all nine ticketed shows, including the LiPuma Big Birthday Bash, while earning invitations to VIP parties. Deluxe pass holders also earn a 20 percent discount on additional single tickets and merchandise. Individual tickets for the Big Birthday Bash and other shows will be available at a later date. Purchasing a festival pass can save concertgoers up to $150 compared to individual ticket sales. For more information on ticketing or the shows, call 216-640-8800 or visit tri-cjazzfest.com

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