Freedomfest 2008 lineup announced

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The Madison Center for Creative and Cultural Arts and the Overture Center for the Arts proudly present FreedomFest 2008, a one-day festival of creative jazz music for liberated souls on Friday, February 22 from noon to midnight at the Overture Center Lobby.

2:00—3:30 PM ||||| The People’s Drum Circle of Madison 

3:45—4:45 PM |||||  Madison Area High School Jazz All-Stars 

5:30—6:30 PM ||||| Tom Gullion Quartet featuring the great Ernie Adams on drums.

6:45—7:45 PM ||||| Jazz String Quintet with Jim Gailloreto 

8:00—9:00 PM |||||  The Seekers |||||  Hanah Jon Taylor debuts a new international ensemble featuring Jobic LeMasson on piano, Tatsu Aoki on bass, and Reggie Nicholson on drums.

9:15—10:15 PM |||||  Douglas Ewart and Inventions |||||  Legendary member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) presents his 9-piece ensemble featuring Dee Alexander (Jazz Performer of the Year 2007, Chicago Tribune)

10:45— Midnight -||||| Archie Shepp Quartet |||||  Jazz icon comes to Madison from Paris as the FreedomFest 2008 feature with Steve McCraven on drums, Willie Pickens on piano and Richard Davis on bass.

Tickets are on sale at B-Side Music at 436 State; Strictly Discs at 1600 Monroe Street,  and MadCity Music Exchange at 600 Williamson Street.  The cost is $35 general admission and $20 for students. 

For additional information please contact the MCCCA at 251-2787 or 347-5988; and the Overture Center at 258-4141 for ticket information. 

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