August 9, 2007
Denise Lamott Public Relations
THE 31st ANNUAL RUSSIAN RIVER JAZZ FESTIVAL TO FEATURE MUSIC LEGEND CHAKA KHAN, PLUS BONEY JAMES, JOE SAMPLE TRIO, PONCHO SANCHEZ, NORMAN BROWN & OTHERS
FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 8 & 9 BRINGS WORLD-CLASS JAZZ, WINE & FOOD TO THE PICTURESQUE BANKS OF THE RUSSIAN RIVER AT JOHNSON’S BEACH IN GUERNEVILLE
The 2007 Russian River Jazz Festival celebrates 31 years of bringing world-class music and festival revelry to the Bay Area on Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9, at Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville.
Established in 1976, the Russian River Jazz Festival has evolved into one of the nation’s top jazz events, and the quintessential end-of-Summer celebration for Northern Californians. Enjoy great music and the finest local wines at a picturesque outdoor setting on the banks of the Russian River.
Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2007.
Gates opens 10:00 a.m. Music begins 11:00 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m.
Johnson’s Beach along the Russian River, Guerneville (1st & Church Sts.)
Saturday, September 8:
Chaka Khan – eight-time Grammy Award© winner
Boney James – top selling saxophonist
Poncho Sanchez – the King of the Congas
Ledisi – urban jazz vocalist with new Verve release coming Aug. 28
Forté (jazz combo) and Michaele on the Wine Garden Stage
Sunday, September 9:
Norman Brown’s Summer Storm featuring vocalist Peabo Bryson, Marion Meadows (sax) and Jeff Lorber (keys)
Joe Sample Trio – legendary contemporary pianist
Christian Scott – trumpeter named “next big thing”, new CD on Concord
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers – swinging jazz band
Michaele on the Wine Garden Stage
TICKETS: Ticket prices are $45 per day or $80 for the 2-day Pass (through Sept. 7)
Gold Tier tickets are available for $90 per day or $170 for both days. Gold Tier guests are assigned a reserved sand chair in front of the main stage, use of a private beach chair and 3 wine tasting coupons.
• Tickets purchased at the gate are $50 per day (general admission) or $100 per day (Gold Tier)
• Children 10 and under are free!
Tickets can be purchased by phone by calling the Jazz on the River Box Office at (707) 869-1595; or online at www.RussianRiverFestivals.com.
OUTLETS Tickets are also available (cash only) at three local tickets outlets, including the Russian River Chamber of Commerce (16209 Main Street in Guerneville), the Last Record Store in Santa Rosa (1899a Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa) and at Back Door Disc in Cotati (7665 Old Redwood Hwy.)
For full artist bios and electronic photos, contact Denise Lamott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No glass, cans, alcohol, pets or high-back beach chairs will be permitted. Low-back chairs only (no higher than 32” in full upright position).