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"Voice" Jazz Concert Saturday
Airdate: Wednesday - January 30, 1957

Last Update: 01-22-2012

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One of the major jazz events of the season will be set in motion at Town Hall this Saturday evening at 11:30, when Jean Shepherd rings up the curtain on the first Village Voice-sponsored concert. The theme for the evening will be "Night Music for Night People." Players will include some of the major contemporary jazz "greats." The non-musical highlight of the all-star show will be the presentation of the Downbeat and Metronome awards to the men voted Number One on their instruments in the nationwide polls conducted by both music magazines. A heavy advance sale of tickets indicates that producer Bob Maltz will have to put chairs on the stage to accommodate the crowd. Edwin Fancher, publisher of The Voice, who will present the plaques to the winning jazzmen, said yesterday: "We on The Voice are sponsoring this concert because we feel that to give support to the arts is fulfilling the highest and most impressive tradition of Greenwich Village. For us, this concert is a vital and exciting beginning.
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