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SHORT TAKES : Americans to Flavor Japan Jazz

May 23, 1990|From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports

TOKYO — Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, George Adams and Tania Maria will highlight this summer's Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival, one of Japan's most popular jazz events, organizers said today.

The annual outdoor festival, held on the banks of Lake Yamanaka at the foot of Mt. Fuji, brings leading jazz musicians from the United States to join a handful of Japanese musicians in three days of concerts.

Also playing in this year's festival, Aug. 24-26, will be groups led by Jimmy Smith, Ellis Marsalis, John Scofield, Rachelle Ferrell, Terumasa Hino and others, the organizers said.

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