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  • PETE FOUNTAIN AND DR. JOHN
  • Sept. 7, 2001
  • JOIN LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    IN MEMORABLE "HOT NIGHTS IN NEW ORLEANS" EVENING

    Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8, 8:30 PM

    Media Sponsors: KLON 88.1 FM (September 7) and 94.7 The WAVE (September 8)

    Renowned Dixieland clarinetist Pete Fountain and jazz/R&B legend Dr. John perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Larry Curtis at the Hollywood Bowl for "Hot Nights in New Orleans" on Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8 at 8:30 p.m. Fountain, who will be joined by his New Orleans Jazz Band, is one of the most recorded clarinetists in music history, having issued more than 92 albums. Dr. John is considered one of the seminal figures of the New Orleans music scene whose jazz-funk-blues style epitomizes the New Orleans sound.

    Tickets ($3-85) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations) or online at www.hollywoodbowl.com. Groups of 10 or more may receive a 20% discount on single ticket prices; call 323/850-2050 for details. For general information or to request a brochure, please call 323/850-2000.

    Mac Rebennack (better known as DR. JOHN) has a distinctive style of piano playing, with its roots in the Creole music he listened to in his youth and the musicians he befriended, including Professor Longhair, Huey “Piano” Smith, James Booker, and Allen Toussaint. Rebennack’s commercial breakthrough came in 1973 with In the Right Place, which yielded two hit singles, “Right Place, Wrong Time” and “Such a Night.” Rebennack is now known the world over and hailed as an international musical ambassador for his hometown of New Orleans. He last performed at the Bowl in August 1999.

    The unrivaled king of Dixieland, clarinetist PETE FOUNTAIN is known to an entire generation of Americans as a result of his appearances on the Lawrence Welk Show in the late 1950s. Fountain has also appeared on the Tonight show more than 50 times, played four command performances at the White House, and can still be seen at his own 600-seat club in the New Orleans Hilton. He last performed at the Hollywood Bowl in 1988.

    Media Sponsors for "Hot Nights in New Orleans" are KLON 88.1 FM (September 7) and 94.7 The WAVE (September 8).

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8, 8:30 p.m.

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood

    PETE FOUNTAIN AND HIS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND

    DR. JOHN

    THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    "Hot Nights in New Orleans"

    Media Sponsors are KLON 88.1 FM (September 7) and 94.7 The WAVE (September 8).

    Tickets ($3-85) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations) or online at www.hollywoodbowl.com. Groups of 10 or more may receive a 20% discount on single ticket prices; call 323/850-2050 for details. For general information or to request a brochure, please call 323/850-2000.

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  • contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley 213/972-3034; Rachelle Roe 213/972-7310; Laura Stegman 310 645-1755