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June 26, 2007

Pianist Renee Rosnes Debuts at Tanglewood Jazz Festival

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz music news, Canada


Pianist Renee Rosnes
Tanglewood Jazz Festival
Saturday, September 1
Lenox, Massachusetts

Rosnes to Debut as Guest of Marian McPartland of “Piano Jazz”

Canadian pianist and composer Renee Rosnes, who was nominated for a 2006 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs) award, will make her Tanglewood Jazz Festival debut as a guest of Marian McPartland for a live taping of “Piano Jazz” on September 1, 2007.

Presented by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the 2007 Tanglewood Jazz Festival will take place August 31-September 2, 2007 in Lenox, Massachusetts. Headliners will include such jazz greats as Randy Crawford & Joe Sample, Kurt Elling, Ahmad Jamal, the Poncho Sanchez Latin Big Band, Red Holloway, Hank Jones, Roberta Gambarini, Jimmy Heath, and Marian MacPartland, among the many.

Raised in Vancouver, Renee Rosnes graduated from the University of Toronto, where she was a Classical Performance student. Receiving a grant from Canada Council in 1986, she traveled to New York, where she resides today with her husband, drummer Billy Drummond.

Having toured and recorded with many of the great jazz masters, Renee Rosnes has worked with Joe Henderson, JJ Johnson, Wayne Shorter, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, James Moody, and Bobby Hutcherson, among others.

Rosnes recently released her ninth recording for Blue Note, and has received four Juno Awards, as well as two Jazz Report awards for Best Album.

She is also a founding member of the San Francisco Jazz Collective, an all- star octet currently featuring saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas.

for more info visit www.tanglewood.org

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