JAZZ REVIEW: David Newman kicks off JazzLive at Saville Theater

Sonjiala Hotchkiss

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SONJIALA HOTCHKISS
City Times

The series of Jazz Live concerts sponsored by the City College KSDS Jazz 88 radio station will begin March 11. The Jazz Live concert series will be kicked off with a performance by David “Fathead” Newman with the Point Loma Nazarene University Jazz Band starting at 8pm at the Saville Theatre.

Mr. Newman is a Texas native. He has appeared on Saturday Night Live, David Letterman and other television broadcasts. His latest album is “Diamondhead” which was released this year by HighNote Records. Mr. Newman left college to begin his jazz career and eventually became lead tenor sax soloist for the Ray Charles Band. He has recorded many albums including “Life” in 2007 and “I Remember Brother Ray” in 2005.

He has worked on collaborative projects with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Aaron Neville and Herbie Mann.

Mr. Newman will be performing with the Point Loma Nazarene University Jazz Band. Dr. Dan Nelson conducts the PLNU Jazz Band which has released several CD’s.

Jazz 88 members can reserve two tickets for free. Tickets cost $5 for students with current student ID and $10 for the general public.

Tickets are available in C-102 at City College. Purchase tickets at the Saville Theatre box office after 5:30pm on the night of theconcert. Call 619-388-3037 to make reservations or for moreinformation on ticket sales and availability.

The Jazz Live series will continue with the Joshua Nelson Quintet performing on April 15, Curtis Fuller on May 13, and Tierney Sutton on June 10. Jazz Live concerts are produced in association with Cox Communications and Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Visit the Jazz Live weblog at www.thenewjazzthing.com/jazzlive/ for pictures, interviews, and highlights.

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