Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pepper Adams Week in Los Angeles

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A multitude of activities will occur in the LA area from Monday, October 15 until Sunday, October 21.  This week-long celebration of Pepper Adams will begin Monday with a press reception and a big band concert of Pepper's music, featuring arrangements by Frank Griffith, Osian Roberts, Tony Faulkner, John Marabuto, and Larry Dickson.  Dale Fielder will be the first musician in history to perform the entire cycle of 43 Adams tunes that week, and baritone saxophonists Adam Schroeder and Gary Smulyan will participate in still other concerts.  Either Thursday or Friday night the California premiere of Bevan Manson's arrangements of Pepper's ballads for baritone, string quartet, and string bass, will take place at the G Spot in Downtown Los Angeles.  Stay tuned for complete festival information.