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Motown's Golden Anniversary

Jazz all-stars at resort Sept. 5

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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:00 pm

A collection of jazz all-stars is celebrating "a Golden Motown" during a special 50-year Motown remembrance on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Westin La Paloma Resort.

Jazz artists Kim Waters, Jeff Lorber, Leon Ware, Mel Brown, Alexander Zonjic, Thano Sahnas, Dominic Amato and Ira King are performing the Southwest's tribute to Motown luminaries. The Labor Day weekend event is presented in partnership with the Tucson Southern Arizona Black Chamber, and includes two dance floors, drink specials and pre-show dinner specials at resort restaurants, along with a $99 stay the resort.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $35 to 75.

The line-up includes critically acclaimed saxophonist Kim Waters; legendary singer/songwriter Leon Ware, smooth jazz pioneer Jeff Lorber, Grammy-winning bassist Mel Brown, virtuoso flutist Alexander Zonjic, charismatic sax powerhouse Dominic Amato, jazz guitar wizard Thano Sahnas and extraordinary drummer Ira King, a release said.

"This will be the first time we've assembled and performed as a group," Lorber said. "It was brought about by our shared appreciation of the theme. Motown remains one of the most stunning success stories of the 20th century."

"Everyone can sing and dance along at the Motown 50 bash," said event producer Patricia Possert. "This has been an historic year in many regards and we need to celebrate life's milestones."

Tickets are available at http://www.azentertainmentandevents.com">www.azentertainmentandevents.com. For additional information call 520-429-9803.

The Motown 50 Bash is sponsored by Desert Foothills Carpet Cleaning.

Motown's Golden Anniversary

Saturday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz musicians Kim Waters, Jeff Lorber, Leon Ware, Mel Brown, Alexander Zonjic, Thano Sahnas, Dominic Amato and Ira King.

Westin La Paloma Resort

Tickets, $35-$75.

http://www.azentertainmentandevents.com">www.azentertainmentandevents.com

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