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Arts

Veteran jazzman Dave Brubeck (shown
in 1984) takes the stage with his quar-
tet 7:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, also on
the Amphitheatre Stage.

PURE

JAZZ from page 42

several times over the years while
being hailed by critics as "a band of
immeasurable influence and impact."
Because of his illness, Michael had
to cancel recent concerts in Israel and
Switzerland. But he vows his saxo-
phone has been silenced only tem-
porarily, and he says he'll "really be
happy to get back to playing."
Michael's family and friends are
holding donor drives in places ranging
from his synagogue in Westchester,
N.Y., to summer jazz festivals world-
wide. Pitt said a drive is planned for
the Detroit area later this month.

Veteran Brubeck

Now in its 26th year, the jazz festival,
operated by the Detroit Music Hall,

DRUMMING UP `BEATS"

ertainment

lost its original sponsor, Ford Motor
Company, and picked up Mack
Avenue Records, with a $250,000
contribution, plus funds from Bank
One, the Knight Foundation and oth-
ers. Festival Director Frank Malfitano
said, "I'm happy to keep this year's
fest dedicated to 'complete jazz,' such
as the legendary Brubeck."
The veteran musician is a pioneer in
both jazz and classical music, and, at
84, is still pounding the keyboard at
concerts around the world. The Dave
Brubeck Quartet will perform 7:15
p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, on the
Amphitheatre Stage.
A California native, the son of a cat-
tle rancher and piano teacher, Brubeck
began playing in his teens in Bay Area
nightclubs. He reached the height of
his popularity with his quartet in the
1950s-'60s, and has earned countless
awards and honors over the years,
becoming the first modern jazz musi-
cian to make the cover of Time maga-
zine (1954).
Brubeck has played with many
Jewish jazz musicians and will unveil
his new choral work at the second
annual Jewish Music Heritage Festival
in New York Wednesday, Sept. 14. He
has composed more than 50 choral
works.
Additional headliners at the fest

include the Zawinul Syndicate, Geri
Allen with Mary Stallings, Charles
McPherson, Jon Lucien, "Long Tall"
Marcia Ball, the Gerald Wilson
Orchestra, the Regal Brass Band of
New Orleans, the Bill O'Connell
Quartet, Roderick Harper, the Ron
Blake Band and Oscar Castro-Neves.
Hart Plaza stages include the
Amphitheatre, Pyramid and Absopure
Waterfront. New are the Jefferson
Avenue Jam Academy, Woodward
Spirit of Detroit and Campus Martius
stages.



The 26th annual Detroit
International Jazz Festival, free to
the public, starts with a party at
the Hard Rock Cafe in down-
town Detroit 5 p.m. Friday, Sept.
2, followed by 7:15 and 9 p.m.
performances. Daily hours are
12:15 p.m.-midnight Saturday-
Sunday, Sept. 3-4, and noon-11
p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. For infor-
mation on performances and the
Friday night party, call (313)
963-7622 or go to www.detroit-
jazzfest.com . For information on
the bone marrow drive for
Michael Brecker, call (800)
MARROW-2 or go to
www.marrow.org.

from page 42

Raminick is married to Dena
Raminick, Midwest associate director
for Bar-Ilan University, and they have
two children.
Organizers of Arts, Beats & Eats
say this year's expanded festival has
the most diverse musical lineup in its
eight-year history. Also featured will
be 50 food stands, 200 art exhibits
and new shops.
National music acts include Ciara,
the "first lady" of crunk; alt-popsters
Sloan; pop-rockers Better Than Ezra;
Philly soul legends the Mays and
classic rockers Rick Springfield and
Eddie Money.



The Phil Treais Group performs 5
p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, on the Dodge
Stage at Arts, Beats & Eats in down-
town Pontiac. The free festival runs
4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m.-8
p.m. Monday, Sept. 2-5.
Information: (248) 334-4600 or
www.artsbeatseats.com .

Hamtramck
Happening

The annual Hamtramck Labor Day
Festival, set for Friday-Monday,
Sept. 2-5, in the heart of the city's
business district, is beefing up its
musical lineup this year as it cele-
brates its 25th anniversary season
— trailing the Detroit
International Jazz Festival by only
one year.
Performing on the North and
South stages, free to the public, will
be such musical acts as Mitch
Ryder, Loretta Lucas, Danny D and
the Paybacks, Grinder, Dollfaces,
Valentinos, Polish Muslims, Hard
Lessons, Fortune & Maltese and
Misty Blue.
The festival also has cultural
dancing, ethnic food, carnival rides
and other children's activities, plus
a Polish Day parade at 1 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5.
— Bill Carroll

Mitch Ryder performs 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2, on the South Stage.

The Hamtramck Labor Day
Festival runs 6-10 p.m. Friday
and Saturday and noon-10 p.m.
Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-5,
on Jos. Campau, between
Caniff and Carpenter, in
Hamtramck. Information:
Call (313) 875-7877 or go to
www. hamtramckfestival. corn.

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