Jazz On The River Returns to Guerneville

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CONTACT: Denise Lamott Public Relations
(415) 897-5089
World-Class Line Up Features George Duke; Bobby Caldwell;
Wayman Tisdale; Earl Klugh; Mindi Abair plus
Guitars & Saxes: Gerald Albright, Peter White, Jeff Lorber and Jeff Golub
Guerneville, CA – Kick back and enjoy the cool sounds from some of the country’s hottest jazz musicians at the 32nd Annual Jazz on the River festival on Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7 at Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville. Jazz on the River has become one of the country’s top jazz events, and the classic Northern California celebration brings great music and the finest local wines together with a picturesque outdoor setting along the banks of the Russian River. The 32nd anniversary will feature some of the biggest names in the contemporary jazz scene.
The Saturday, September 6 line-up includes Wayman Tisdale, Bobby Caldwell, Mindi Abair plus a few more acts to be announced. The Sunday, September 7 line-up includes Earl Klugh, George Duke; Guitars & Saxes 2008 with Gerald Albright, Peter White, Jeff Lorber & Jeff Golub and more acts to be announced. For additional information on the musicians and festival, please visit russianriverfestivals.com.
In addition to great jazz music, patrons can sample Sonoma County and the Russian River Wine Region’s world-famous wines in the Wine Garden Area while enjoying the performers on the wine garden stage.
2008 Jazz on the River tickets can be purchased in advance for the best savings. Ticket prices are $45 per day or $80 for both days through September 5. Tickets purchased at the gate are $50 per day. Children 10 and under are free. Gold Tier tickets are available for $90 per day or $170 for both days (advance price only). With Gold Tier tickets, guests are allowed entrance to the preferred seating area near the front of the stage, use of a private beach chair and three wine tasting tickets.
Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at (707) 869-1595 or visiting russianriverfestivals.com; or in person at The Russian River Chamber of Commerce, 16209 First Street (at the Historical Bridge), Guerneville, CA 95446, (707) 869-9000. For additional information, call (707) 869-1595 or visit russianriverfestivals.com.
No glass, alcohol or high-back beach chairs will be permitted. Low-back chairs only (no higher than 32” in full upright position).
Jazz on the River is produced by Omega Events, a leader in live entertainment on the West Coast, bringing world-class musicians and their fans together at a variety of music festivals, winery concerts and special events, including the Rodney Strong Vineyards Concert Series (Healdsburg), the 11th Annual Doheny Blues Festival (Dana Point) and the 13th Annual JazzFest West (So. California).
For electronic or print photos of the artists or festival, contact Denise Lamott at (415) 897-5089 or lamoore1@verizon.net.
About this photo: Drummer Deszon X.Clairborne at the 2006 Jazz on the River Festival
Photo Credit: James Knox.

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