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For all Jazz Lovers, a special Tribute to WOODY HERMAN is being held in Hollywood October 18-19, 2002 (Fri-Sat). It’s presented by AUTUMN EVE PRODUCTIONS, and the Master of Ceremonies will be Chuck Niles of KKJZ (KLON) Jazz Radio, Long Beach, CA. The current Young Woody Herman Thundering Herd (John Fedchock, Ron Stout, Mike Brignola, Jim Rupp, Chip Stevens, John Nugent etc etc) lead by Saxist Frank Tiberi will be featured, with guest appearances by ex-Herdsmen like Joe Lovano, Terry Gibbs, Bill …
Mike Brignola, long-time baritone saxist and road manager with the Woody Herman Thundering Herd, is in serious condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA, following a car accident Nov. 24, 2002. Mike was returning to his hotel following a Herd clinic and concert at Eastern Washington University. According to the Washington State Patrol report, Brignola's car stopped at a stop sign but then entered the airport spur and was struck on the side by a Toyota SUV.

Mike joined the Woody H …

Accident hospitalizes 'Heart of the Herd'
News of saxophonist's injuries rocks jazz world...

By Kevin Taylor, Reporter, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (800-789-0029 x5442)

Mike Brignola, long-time baritone saxophonist and road manager with the Woody Herman Thundering Herd, is in serious condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA, following a car accident Nov. 24, 2002. Mike was driving to the airport the morning after a Herd clinic and concert at E …

The 2nd Edition of the Rochester International Jazz Festival will make a spectacular return to Rochester New York June 5-14, 2003 featuring a longer run and more performances. The expanded 2003 festival will cover 10 days and feature 60 acts in more than 15 locations.

Planning for the Rochester International Jazz Festival 2003 is well underway. Communication is ongoing with sponsors, artists, and performance venues. "Our mission is to deliver a fantastic artist lineup and develop one of the …