30 Years Of World-Class Jazz Along The Russian River
2006 Russian River Jazz Festival September 9 and 10 to Feature Etta James and the Roots Band; The Clarke/Duke Project with Stanley Clarke and George Duke; The Original Superstars of Jazz Fusion with Roy Ayers, Jean Carne, Wayne Henderson, Bobbi Humphrey, Ronnie Laws, Jon Lucien and Lonnie Liston Smith; KEM; The Bobby Hutcherson Quartet; Al Williams Jazz Society Featuring Barbara Morrison; and More
The Russian River Jazz Festival celebrates 30 years of bringing world-class jazz to the Bay Area on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, at Johnson's Beach in Guerneville. Since the first festival in 1976, the Russian River Jazz Festival has evolved into one of the country's top jazz events, and the quintessential Northern California celebration bringing great music and the finest local wines together with a picturesque outdoor setting along the banks of the Russian River. To mark the 30th anniversary of top-notch jazz along the Russian River, dozens of jazz legends and pioneers will perform at this year's festival.
The full 2006 Russian River Jazz Festival lineup includes: Etta James and the Roots Band; the Clarke/Duke Project with Stanley Clarke and George Duke; The Original Superstars of Jazz Fusion with Roy Ayers, Jean Carne, Wayne Henderson, Bobbi Humphrey, Ronnie Laws, Jon Lucien and Lonnie Liston Smith; KEM; The Bobby Hutcherson Quartet; Al Williams Jazz Society featuring Barbara Morrison; Eddie Marshall's Holy Mischief Ensemble; Clairdee; Nina Sheldon; and Bob Dorough.
The Russian River Valley has had a long history with jazz music," said producer Anna De Leon of De Leon Artists - longtime producers of the blues and jazz festivals on the Russian River. The 2006 Russian River Jazz Festival will celebrate the region's rich past."
The Russian River Jazz Festival brings the best jazz, food and wine together in a wonderful weekend for all to enjoy. For a nominal fee, in addition to world-class jazz, patrons can sample Sonoma County and the Russian River Wine Region's world-famous wines in the Wine Garden while enjoying the music of Bob Dorough.
For more information contact All About Jazz.