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Filipino-American Jazz Festival Makes NYC Debut

The Annual Filipino-American Jazz Festival arrives in New York City for the first time on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 at the Triad Theater near Broadway and Lincoln Center.

For five years, the Filipino-American Jazz Festival has been held in Los Angeles. JazzPhil-USA, the nonprofit organization based in Southern California that sponsors the fest, decided to create a second installment of the critically-appraised concert series in New York City this year following much success in Los Angeles.
Three generations of Filipino jazz luminaries will share the stage during the event. Lifetime Achievement Award winners Eddie Katindig (“Eddie K”) and Ms. Annie Brazil will join the self-proclaimed Queen of “Jazzipino,” vocalist Charmaine Clamor, and the 2008 Thelonious Monk Competition winner, alto sax man Jon Irabagon, in a celebration of Filipino contributions to America’s original art form. Mon David, the winner of the 2006 London International Jazz Vocal Competition, and Sandra Viray, the leading jazz singer in Manila, Philippines, will be backed by an all-star trio led by “the Filipino Oscar Peterson,” Tateng Katindig, with New Yorker Derek Nievergelt on bass and acclaimed Hawaiian multi-instrumentalist Abe Lagrimas on drums.
Tickets are $30, plus a two-drink minimum. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 9:30 p.m.

For tickets and additional information, check out
Triad Theater
158 West 72nd Street, New York City
Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2009

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