Bennett, Tyner Among Top Acts in ’98-99 Jazz Series

Tony Bennett, Andrea Marcovicci, Rita Moreno and McCoy Tyner top a list of more than a dozen headliners coming to the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa for the facility’s 1998-99 Cabaret Series, Jazz Club and Legendary Masters of Jazz series, center officials announced today.

Performers and dates for the Legendary Masters of Jazz series in 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall are: the Count Basie Orchestra, conducted by Grover Mitchell (Oct. 25, 4 p.m.); the McCoy Tyner Trio and Symphony, performing the music of Burt Bacharach (Nov. 28, 8 p.m.), and Bennett (Dec. 12, 8 p.m.).

The Cabaret Series in 299-seat Founders Hall comprises Karen Akers (Oct. 8-10); Linda Eder (Oct. 29-31); Dixie Carter (Nov. 12-14); Marcovicci (Feb. 18-20), Moreno (March 11-13) and Davis Gaines (May 6-8). Show times are 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.

The Jazz Club in Founders Hall will feature the Christian McBride Quintet (Oct. 2-3); Nnenna Freelon (Dec. 4-5); the Freddy Cole Quartet--Jazz Christmas (Dec. 18-19); Kevin Mahogany (Jan. 22-23); Dee Dee Bridgewater (Feb. 27-28), and Terence Blanchard--Jazz in Film (April 9-10). Show times are 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. (except Feb. 28, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.).


A nonsubscription concert featuring Jack DeJohnette & World Saxophone Quartet in a tribute to Duke Ellington will be April 23-24 at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. in Founders Hall ($32-$36).

Season subscriptions go on sale Aug. 15, center officials said (the renewal deadline for subscribers is Aug. 7). Subscriptions for the Legendary Masters of Jazz series range from $70 to $154; for the Cabaret Series, $206 to $223, and for the Jazz Club, from $150 to $169.

Single tickets will go on sale four to six weeks before each concert, officials said, and will range from $36 to $46 for the Cabaret Series and $26 to $36 for the Jazz Club series. Single tickets for the Legendary Masters of Jazz will range from $24 to $75. (714) 556-2787.