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Jazz Legends back in OV for 11th year on Sept. 18

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Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:09 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A date has been set for Oro Valley's 11th annual Jazz Legends in Concert.

This year's event, featuring music by pianist Shelly Berg, drummer Frank Capp, tenor saxophone player and returnee Houston Person, trombonist and 2004 player John Allred, bass player Chuck Berghofer, trumpet player Scotty Barnhart and vocalist Barbara Morrison, is slated for Saturday, Sept. 18.

It's presented by Al and Marilyn Cook and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance poolside at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort.

"These musicians are the best players in the world," Cook said, and they'll come together for "an extraordinary jazz concert" as well as student invitational master classes offered to University of Arizona and high school students. Master classes bring music students "face-to-face with these world-renowned musicians," a release said.

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. that Saturday. Discounted packages — including resort accommodations, prime seating for the concert and a complimentary dinner — are on sale.

Ticket options begin at $25 for lawn seats, $50 for poolside reserved seats and $85 for the combination of a three-course dinner prior to the concert and poolside reserved seats. In addition, a discounted package for two is available, which includes overnight accommodations at the resort.

All the monies raised go directly back to local schools to support music and art programs.

For tickets and more information call (520) 797-3959 or visit http://www.saaca.org/events-jazzlegends.html.

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