Jazz at

Lincoln Center:

Playing Our Parts Concert

March 10, 2008

7:30 pm

The Allen Room

Broadway at
60th Street


Joe Lovano and John Scofield team up with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Wynton Marsalis to bring together an incredible lineup of performers in a benefit concert for beloved bassist Dennis Irwin. And now, living legend Tony Bennett has been added to this amazing program.

Mose Allison, Ron Carter, Bill Charlap, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Jim Hall, Jon Hendricks, Joe Lovano, Wynton Marsalis, Paul Motian, John Patitucci, John Scofield and Sultans of Swing, with David Berger are donating their services and Jazz at Lincoln Center is donating its venue and staff to raise much-needed funds for Irwin through The Jazz Foundation of America. We invite the jazz community and music fans to come together in support of Dennis Irwin.

All tickets at $150 are available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via

www.jalc.org.  All proceeds from this concert will go to the Jazz Foundation of America for the Jazz Musicians’ Emergency Fund in support of Dennis Irwin’s emergency financial and medical support. For more information go to: www.jalc.org

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Village Vanguard

178 Seventh Avenue South

8 pm,  10 pm,  12 am

From the Orchestra: “On this very special night, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra will honor its great bassist Dennis Irwin with a night of music featuring guest soloists Joe Lovano and John Scofield whose bands have also run on Irwin power for much of the last 15 years. The motivation for this night is to say thanks to a rare person, of great value to all of us, on and off the bandstand.

        Sets one and two will feature Joe and John with the band playing material from all periods of the band's great library. Set three will open it up for the band and many of Dennis's friends to come down and tear it up.

       The bar will be open as usual but admissions will be tax deductible and may be cash (receipts available) or check (made out to Sixteen as One Music Inc. and please note on the memo line: for Dennis Irwin) at the door. All admissions going to Dennis.”

       Special thanks to Lorraine and Deborah Gordon and the staff at the Village Vanguard who instantly volunteered the use of the club for this event.  This will be a special night.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra with

John Scofield and Joe Lovano

The benefit gig below was a tremendous success. The musicians outdid themselves, Sco and Lovano feeding off each other’s energy, and that of the VJO, but most importantly, the love and affection for Dennis Irwin was palpable throughout the room and for all three sets.