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JVC Jazz Festival– New York Set for June 15-28

The 2003 JVC Jazz Festival–New York will be June 15 – 28 at 24 venues throughout the city. Ornette Coleman, The Crusaders, India.Arie, Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard presenting their movie music with Bruce Hornsby, Angie Stone, Cassandra Wilson, a tribute to Peggy Lee with Deborah Harry, Ronnie Milsap, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Peter Cincotti, Jane Monheit and others, Joe Cocker; Chick Corea and Michael Brecker, Dave Brubeck and Shirley Horn, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock with Savion Glover, Los Van Van, Cesaria Evora and Maceo Parker are just some of the artists to appear.

"Following a successful run in Newport, we brought the jazz festival to New York 31 years ago, and we're pleased to have built a strong and lasting relationship with JVC," said George Wein, CEO of Festival Productions, Inc. and producer of JVC Jazz Festivals worldwide. "JVC's support means more than financial backing. The company has helped to set trends and bring life to the ever-changing music industry for two decades through its genuine love for jazz and commitment to entertainment; and that's important to all of us."

Including club dates, the JVC Jazz Festival – New York will present more than 100 events, featuring seven concerts at Birdland; six each at Carnegie Hall, The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, the Village Vanguard and Iridium; four at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center; three at Bryant Park; and one each at the Beacon Theatre, Apollo Theater, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Studio Museum in Harlem. Other events will be held at Alhambra Ballroom, Adam Clayton Powell Plaza, Savacou Gallery, the Jazz Gallery, B.B. King Blues Bar &Grill, Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Saint Peter's Church. Participating in the 2003 JVC 2-for-1 Club Nights are The Blue Note, Lenox Lounge, The Jazz Standard, Sweet Rhythm, Up Over Jazz Café and Zinc Bar.