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September 4, 2007

Festival Places Traditional Jazz in the Spotlight

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz festivals, Canada

Pentastic Jazz Festival Runs for 11th Year

The Pentastic Jazz Festival returns this coming weekend, September 7-9, in Penticton, BC. Featuring a group for every year, eleven ensembles will perform a range of styles from Big Band to swing, Cajun to jump, and much more. Performances will take place at a variety of venues, and will appeal to every age.

Pentastic Jazz Festival Lineup

We Three, CT, USA
A trio in the Benny Goodman style featuring clarinet, piano and drums.

Tom Rigney & Flambeau, San Francisco, USA
Flambeau specializes in fiery Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves, and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes.

Cornet Chop Suey Cornet Chop Suey, St.Louis, MO, USA
These seven multi-talented musicians perform traditional jazz and swing.

High Sierra Jazz Band High Sierra Jazz Band, Three Rivers, CA, USA
The High Sierra Jazz Band’s trade mark is exciting, hard-driving 2-beat traditional jazz, often described as “West Coast” style.

Sister Swing, Sacramento,CA, USA
Sister Swing is a fresh, exciting trio of singers which has captured the Big Band Swing era and brought it to the 21st century.

Picture of Jazz Five Jazz Five, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jazz Five play mix of traditional jazz, swing, jump, jive and New Orleans funk, resulting in the self-invented genre named “Happy Party New Orleans Jazz”..

The Lance Buller/Stephanie Porter Experience, Tacoma, WA, USA
Trumpeter Lance and vocalist Stephanie turns a fun night into a party that people will be talking about for years.

51st Eight 51st Eight, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
A traditional jazz band formed by a talented group of young musicians who perform authentic early jazz, while bringing their own unique style to the music.

Gene Hardy and the Pip-Squeek Orchestra, Canada
Hot Jazz, Dixieland, Swing, Ragtime, Cajun, Zydeco and Blues music.

Coyote Hills Jazz Band, Orange County, CA
The septet performs traditional Dixieland jazz, blues and more from the early 1900s.

Cactus Jazz Band, Penticton, BC, Canada
Seven professional musicians who perform old jazz standards and dixieland numbers.

for more information visit www.pentasticjazz.com

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