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12th Annual Jazz on 4th St, Berkeley, CA Line-up Announced May 18, 2008

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12TH ANNUAL JAZZ ON 4TH STREET FESTIVAL
BENEFIT FOR BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL
JAZZ PROGRAMS
Sunday, May 18, Noon - 5:00pm
On 4th Street in Berkeley, between Hearst & Virginia, FREE!

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY
E.C. SCOTT
KHALIL SHAHEED QUINTET
JOHN SANTOS QUARTET
& THE AWARD-WINNING
BERKELEY HIGH JAZZ ORCHESTRA & COMBOS

(Berkeley, CA) -- Presented by KCSM/Jazz 91 and 4th Street Merchants, the 12th Annual Jazz on 4th Street Festival will take place Sunday, May 18, from Noon - 5:00pm in Berkeley, CA on Fourth Street between Hearst and Virginia. For more information, visit www.fourthstreet.com or call the hot line at 510.526.6294. This free outdoor music festival, benefiting the jazz programs at Berkeley High School, features E.C. Scott, the Khalil Shaheed Quintet, the John Santos Quartet and the award-winning Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble and Combos.

The Berkeley High Jazz Program, once home to Joshua Redman, Dave Ellis, Ambrose Akinmusire, Peter Apfelbaum, Michael Wolff, Benny Green and many others, is a national model of instrumental education. The proceeds from this event will help the school continue the jazz programs and send the ensemble to festivals and competitions around the world including Reno, Monterey, Japan and Europe. Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble Parent Coordinator Fredda Damast says, “Without the wonderful help of the merchants on 4th Street and Abrams/Millikan, people all over the world would not have the joy of hearing these accomplished musicians. We truly appreciate the help of the community in giving to the Jazz Program."

The street and the plaza will be filled with 4th Street merchants offering unique menus, interactive displays and children's activities including face painting.

KHAIL SHAHEED QUINTET (1:15pm - 2:00pm)
Trumpeter and edcuator Khalil Shaheed will lead a quintet performing classic jazz standards and modern originals. Founder of the Oaktown jazz Workshop, Khalil has enjoyed performing and teaching jazz music and recording hybrids of jazz, funk, R&B and blues for over thirty years.

E.C. SCOTT (2:15pm - 3:00pm)
Originally from Oakland, Blues and R&B diva E.C. Scott possesses a warm, inviting voice and a delivery that can be smooth and sultry one minute and sassy and sexy the next. Masterpiece, Scott's most recent release and her third on the Blind Pig label, brilliantly showcases her special blend of R&B and soul-inflected blues.

JOHN SANTOS QUARTET (3:00pm - 3:45pm)
Two-time Grammy nominated percussionist, educator, historian John Santos is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. His music, documented on the recent release, Papa Mambo, is known and respected for the innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music.

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