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An afternoon of jazz

David 'Fathead' Newman to headline 15th annual jazz fest Sunday

David 'Fathead' Newman to headline 15th annual jazz fest Sunday

August 24, 2006|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -After more than 10 years since his first appearance at the outdoor concert, sax man David "Fathead" Newman is back.

Newman will perform at the Renfrew Jazz Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. The free concert is held on the lawn behind the Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies.

Newman - who has played with Ray Charles among others - performed during Renfrew Jazz Festival in 1994, despite a rainstorm that forced the musicians to relocate to a high school auditorium nearby, said Melodie Anderson-Smith, executive director of the institute.

As the lead artist, Newman, who also plays the flute, will play with guitarist Paul Bollenback, vocalist Chris McNulty, bassist Ed Howard and drummer Steve Johns. Music critics often cite Newman's ability to make jazz that is both soothing and swinging, particularly on his most recent albums "I Remember Brother Ray" and "Cityscape."

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Anderson-Smith said about 600 people attended last year's concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and food, but no wine, as alcohol is not permitted. Organizers will serve free cookies and lemonade.




If you go ...



WHAT: Renfrew Jazz Festival

WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27

WHERE: Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Rain venue is at Waynesboro Area Middle School, 702 E. 2nd St.

COST: Free

MORE: For more information, call the Renfrew Institute, 717-762-0373.

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