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INTERNATIONAL EAST COAST TOUR PLANNED FOR MJF NEXT GENERATION JAZZ ORCHESTRA, JULY 2-6 2005

SAXOPHONISTS SHERMAN IRBY AND MJF ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE BRANFORD MARSALIS TO PERFORM WITH NGJO AS SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS

Performances include:

• NGJO featuring Special Guest Artist Saxophonist Sherman Irby, Sweet Rhythm, Sunday, July 3, 2005, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, 88 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014, $15 admission plus $10 minimum; Seating Reservations 212-255-3626, www.sweetrhythmny

May 27, 2005; Monterey, California - "Thinking locally, acting globally" comes alive as the Monterey Jazz Festival announces new plans for several of its jazz education programs.

In addition to the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, which is embarking on an international tour to perform in New York at Sweet Rhythms on July 3, Lincoln Center's "Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" on July 4, and the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 6, the Monterey Jazz Festival has a