Detroit Jazz Fest Executive/Artistic Director Terri Pontremoli visits Detroit JazzStage

Terri PontremoliThis month on Detroit JazzStage, we interview Terri Pontremoli, Executive/Artistic Director of the the Detroit International Jazz Festival. Pontremoli joined the Detroit Jazz Fest in 2005 as managing director. In 2007, she is thrilled to serve as artistic and executive director for “one of the best jazz festivals in the world in a city with an incredibly rich jazz legacy.” She cites the urban landscape and the informed audience in Detroit as unique and exciting attributes. Her ambition for the festival is to develop it into a year around organization, with a focus on partnerships and educational initiatives.

Listen in as Terri discusses the upcoming festival with your hosts Jim Gallert, and Rodney Reeves.

For more information on the 2007 Detroit International Jazz Festival, go to http://www.detroitjazzfest.com

Music heard on this show

Sonic TonicRon Blake – Recorded live at the 2005 Detroit International Jazz Festival

Basement Vibes Movement 1. Imp Of The Perverse – Scott Gwinnell Jazz OrchestraBasement Vibes
Keith Kaminski Soprano Saxophone
Marcus Belgrave Trumpet

Blues For Manhattan Gerald Wilson – Recorded live at the 2005 Detroit International Jazz Festival

Marionette Charles McPherson – Recorded live at the 2005 Detroit International Jazz Festival

Salt River Blues – Rick RoeSphere
Rick – Piano
Rodney Whitaker – Bass

Go to www.jazzstage.us for links to these and the other great artists featured on Detroit JazzStage

Acknowledgements –
Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s Marks Mood available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s Erroenious available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Go to bopculture.com for more information.

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