Concord Jazz Festival returns with stellar lineup for 50th anniversary


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The Concord Jazz Festival is back for 2019.

The iconic festival, which got its start in 1969 and helped give birth to the Concord Jazz record label, returns in celebration of its 50th anniversary on Aug. 3 at the Concord Pavilion.

The lineup features such well-known acts as Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns, Esperanza Spalding, Chick Corea Spanish Heart Band, the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring Patti Austin, Jamison Ross, Carmen Bradford and special guests in a special Celebrating Ella set, and Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band.

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Show time is 4 p.m. Tickets for the 50th anniversary Concord Jazz Festival are $39.50-$149.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. April 19, www.livenation.com.

“The Concord Jazz Festival was a cornerstone of the Concord Pavilion concert season for years and we’re thrilled to bring this iconic event back for the 50th Anniversary celebration.” said Aaron Siuda, senior vice president of promoter Live Nation Northern California. “In conjunction with Concord Jazz, we’ve put together a …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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