|January 26, 2009 -
( Knoxville, TN) Knox County Public Library and Knoxville Jazz Festival Inc. proudly announce the 4th annual Knoxville Jazz Festival March 4-7, 2009. The four day event presents jazz for all tastes from big band to an intimate piano quartet to straight ahead to the eclectic and edgy. It features Knoxville’s own excellent jazz players as well as internationally acclaimed musicians. A pre-festival tribute concert in honor of Jerry Coker, founder of UT’s Jazz Program, kicks off the festivities on February 22, 2009.
A Tribute to Jerry Coker with special guest Slide Hampton
Sunday, February 22, 7:00 p.m., auditorium of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St (across from the Tennessee Theatre)
Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra
Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m., The Square Room at 4 Market Square
An Evening with Freddy Cole
Thursday, March 5, The Square Room at 4 Market Square
7:00 p.m., Keith Brown and The Nu-Jazz Fourtet
8:00 p.m., Freddy Cole Quartet
Jam Night: The Emily Mathis Group with Jack Rentfro
Friday, March 6, 8:00 p.m., The Square Room at 4 Market Square
Don Byron and Donald Brown
Saturday, March 7, 8:00 p.m., The Square Room at 4 Market Square
The Knoxville Jazz Festival is made possible through sponsorships from Alstom, Harold and Evelyn R. Davis, Friends of the Library, American Piano Gallery, and Tennessee Arts Commission, WUOT, Comcast, and Metro Pulse. For more information, visit www.knoxjazzfest.org or call Nelda Hill at 215-8729.