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Norman's Jazz in June will feature saxophonist David Sanborn

The annual, three-day Jazz in June festival will feature saxophonist David Sanborn as its headlining act. The festival kicks off June 21 and continues through June 23 in Norman.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: June 8, 2012 at 8:26 pm •  Published: June 9, 2012
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— Saxophonist David Sanborn heads the list of world-class jazz and blues artists who will perform at the Jazz in June festival June 21-23.

One of the most commercially successful American saxophonists to earn prominence since the 1980s, Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards and has had eight gold albums and one platinum album.

Other performers set for the three-day event include the high-energy blues band Steve Coleman and the OBS All-Stars, vocalist Carolyn Wonderland and the Bert Dalton Brazil Project, based in Santa Fe, N.M.

Sanborn will perform at 9 p.m. June 23 at Andrews Park, 201 E Daws St., capping three days of free concerts, after-hours jams and jazz clinics.

The festival kicks off at 7 p.m. June 21 with a “Blues Under the Stars” concert at Brookhaven Village, 3700 W Robinson St. A second evening concert begins at 7:15 p.m. June 22, also at Brookhaven Village.

Free jazz clinics featuring many of the headlining musicians will be from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 22 at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S Jones Ave. Space is limited, so call 325-3110 or email programming@kgou.org to reserve a spot.

Founded in 1984

Founded by the Norman Arts and Humanities Council and the Cimarron Circuit Opera Company in 1984 to bring high quality blues and jazz acts to Norman, the festival draws jazz enthusiasts from across the state and region. Some 50,000 people are expected to attend this year's performances.

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by Jane Glenn Cannon
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A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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Jazz in June

Performance schedule

June 21

Steve Coleman and the OBS All-Stars, 7 p.m., Brookhaven Village.

Carolyn Wonderland, 9 p.m., Brookhaven Village.

After-hours jam session, 11 p.m., Coach's Brewhouse, 110 W Main St.

June 22

What's That, 7:15 p.m., Brookhaven Village.

Bert Dalton Brazil Project, 9:15 p.m., Brookhaven Village.

June 23

New Horizons Jazz Band, 6 p.m., Andrews Park.

The Norman North High School Jazz Choir and the Norman High School Jazz Combo, 6:45 p.m., Andrews Park.

The Ivan Pena Ensemble, 7:10 p.m., Andrews Park.

David Sanborn, 9 p.m., Andrews Park.

After-hours jam session, 11 p.m., Santa Fe Depot.

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