Cancun Jazz Festival 2001
Main Concert Saturday May 26

"Ladies in Jazz"
Diana Krall Regina Carter Canc
un Jazz Band
Other Events May 22-25 See Info Below
Venues, times, and ticket prices to be announced shortly. Plan on all-evening events at locations in and around Cancun's Hotel Zone. Estimated ticket price approximately $20-25 for main concert, other events FREE. Tickets are for general admission and will ONLY be sold in Cancun, through the CVB office and several other locations. 
Canc Jazz Night
Tuesday, May 22
Chucho Valdez Jr
Juan D' Anyelica
Mexico's Jazz Night
Wednesday, May 23
Orbis Tertius
Merida Jazz Quartet and Guests
Alejandro Campos Quartet
Mario Patrón & Band
International Jazz Night
Thursday & Friday,
May 24 & 25
Ron Haynes
Ernest Ranglin
Danilo Pérez
New York Flamenco Reunion
Headliner Biographical Information
Singer/pianist Diana Krall got her musical education when she was growing up in Nanaimo, British Columbia, from the classical piano lesson she began at age four and in her high-school jazz band, but mostly from her father, a stride piano player with an extensive record collection. "I think Dad has every recording Fats Waller ever made," she said, "and I tried to learn them all." Krall attended the Berklee College of Music on a music scholarship in the early '80s, then moved to Los Angeles, where she lived for three years before moving to Toronto. by 1990, she was based in New York, performing with a trio, and singing. After releasing her first album on Justin Time Records, Krall was signed to GRP for her second, Only Trust Your Heart and transferred to its Impulse! division for her third, a Nat King Cole Trio tribute album called All for You. Love Scenes followed in 1997, and in late 1998 she issued the seasonal Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. When I Look in Your Eyes followed in 1999. ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide 
A talented player with a beautiful tone, Regina Carter has the potential to become the most significant new violinist in jazz since Jean-Luc Ponty in the late 1960s. Carter began playing violin when she was four and, after graduating from Cass Technical High School, the New England Conservatory and Michigan's Oakland University, she became a member of Straight Ahead. In 1994, she left the band (which had recorded for Atlantic) to move to New York. Carter has since worked with the Uptown String Quartet, the String Trio of New York, Oliver Lake and Max Roach. Her debut set as a leader for Atlantic was a bit R&B- and pop-oriented, but her appearance near the end of Wynton Marsalis' Pulitzer Prize-winning Blood On the Fields during 1996-97 nearly always stole the show. Carter's second solo effort, Something for Grace, also appeared in 1997; her debut for the Verve label, Rhythms of the Heart, followed two years later. In 2000 she returned with a tribute to her home town, Motor City Moments. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

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