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Big Sur International Marathon Showcases Diverse Musical Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       April 23, 2002


CONTACT:                 Franca Gargiulo
                                    Media Director
                                    Big Sur International Marathon


Big Sur International Marathon Showcases Diverse Musical Groups

" Music for Every Mile of the Marathon"


Carmel, CA (April 23, 2002) -  In keeping with the timely tradition of a showcase of musical talent from around the Monterey area,  the Big Sur International Marathon announces the various groups that will be performing on the course Sunday, April 28.


"We are thrilled with the music lineup this year," remarked Janet Lesniak, board member and music director for the marathon.  "It is an eclectic  mix of classical, jazz,  and worldbeat played by budding professionals still in school like Bruce Forman's Jazzmasters to seasoned professionals like Andrea's Fault and I Cantori."


The groups that will be performing and their locations on the course are as follows:


 START:         Jacqui Hope singing the Star Spangled Banner
mile 1.5:         Zun Zun (pan flutes)
mile 2:            RLS Lower/Middle School Band
mile 2.7:         Seaside High School Orchestra
mile 3.5          Susan Bradley Harp
mile 5             NRG Rhythm&Blues
mile 8             York School Brass Quintet
mile9.8           Watsonville Taiko Drums
mile 11           Oasis
mile 12           Russ Guarino's Dixieland Band
mile 13           Jonathan Lee on the Yamaha Concert Grand Piano
mile 14           JazzMasters Workshop
mile15.4         Andrea's Fault
mile 15.6        Wild Coast Brass Quintet
mile17.3         Walter Colton Middle School
mile18            San Benancio Middle School Jazz
mile 19           Frank Paul School Room 24 Band
mile 21           Class Brass Quintet
mile 22.5        Nick Fettis Piano
mile 23           I Cantori Di Carmel
mile 23.5        Coast Highlander Bagpipers
mile 24.5        Big Sur Natives
mile 25           Monterey Community Band
mile 25.4        Jonah and the Whalewatchers
Awards Stage: This and That Quartet
VIP Tent:             Kenny Stahl


The Big Sur International Marathon, once again voted the Best Marathon in North America by the Ultimate Guide to Marathons, is held the last Sunday in April. Set along one of the most breath-taking courses in the world, this spectacular road race also gets high marks for its degree of difficulty. Over 4,000 athletes begin this race on Highway One in Big Sur and finish in Carmel. Along the way, runners wind their way through majestic redwoods and Pacific Ocean views. Classical music greets marathoners around each turn, providing inspiration that has been likened to a spiritual experience. This year's race will be held on Sunday, April 28.