SAA has just announced the details of its closing party on September 1, 2007. The event will feature “a private tent next to the Jazz Fest’s center stage, reserved seating at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, and a Chicago-style picnic with hamburgers, veggie burgers, fancy potato salad and slaw, sweets, beer, wine, and soft drinks.” The evening’s line-up includes Ernestine Anderson and Frank Wess and Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Orchestra. Tickets ($40/$50) will be sold onsite at the Fairmont on the final day of the conference.

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