[JPL] Playboy Jazz festival Line up 2007
drjazz at drjazz.com
Tue Mar 20 13:43:22 EDT 2007
Indeed, one of their strongest years! Heck, any Festival with Etta James
closing is gonna be great!
At 01:45 PM 3/20/2007, you wrote:
>This Week's JPL Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
>Here's the line up for the Playboy Jazz Festival 2007, IMO their strongest
>in many years, do you agree Dr. Jazz?
>Saturday: June 16
>Phil Woods Quintet featuring Bill Charlap, Brian Lynch, Steve Gilmore and
>The World Famous Count Basie Orchestra Directed by Bill Hughes featuring
>The Randy Brecker-Bill Evans Soulbop Band with Hiram Bullock, Dave Kikoski,
>Victor Bailey and Rodney Holmes
>The James Carter Organ Trio
>Cos of Good Music featuring Dwayne Burno, James Carter, Ndugu Chancler,
>Vincent Herring, Ron Johnson, Ray Parker, Jr., Jeremy Pelt and Larry Willis
>Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto Amistad
>Eagle Rock High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Greg Samuel
>Sunday: June 17
>Etta James and the Roots Band
>Arturo Sandoval's Mambo Mania Big Band (World Premiere)
>Norman Brown's Summer Storm featuring Peabo Bryson, Marion Meadows and Jeff
>Red Holloway's 80th Birthday Celebration with special guest Kevin Mahogany
>Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
>Taylor Eigsti Quartet
>Malcolm-Jamal Warner's Miles Long
>More info http://www.playboy.com/arts-entertainment/features/jazzfest2007/
>This Week's Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
>GRACE KELLY ''Every Road I Walked'': Saxophonist/vocalist/composer GRACE
>KELLY might only be 14 years old, but she kicks out the tunes like the
>seasoned pro she is. ''Every Road I Walked'' is her 3rd cd and features
>Terri Lyne Carrington, John Lockwood and Doug Johnson, with special guests
>Christian Scott, Adam Larrabee, Rick McLaughlin and Jordan Perlson.
>Ms. Kelly won four 2006 Down Beat Magazine Student Music Awards: Jazz
>Soloist, Original Composition (''Fast Metabolism''), Pop/Rock/Blues
>soloist, and Jazz Vocalist - Outstanding Performance.
>Some other awards include:
>-Winner of 2007 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award (''Every Road I
>-Top woodwind soloist and the top vocal alto soloist at the 2007 Lionel
>Hampton Jazz Festival.
>-First place 2006 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition.
>-Grace was the youngest participant at the invitation only Brubeck Summer
>Jazz Colony in 2006.
>-Grace has been selected to participate in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead
>Residency Program in 2007 (Youngest) at Kennedy Center in Wash. D.C.
>-Selected for Massachusetts All-State Jazz Band 2007.
>She has been a student of New England Preparatory School since
>2003. Grace is or has studied with Lee Konitz, Jerry Bergonzi, Cedar
>Walton, Phil Woods, Allan Chase, Rebecca Parris, James Merenda, and
>''I first met Grace Kelly at the 2006 summer jazz program at Stanford
>University. I was amazed at her precocity and talent. Recently she sat in
>with me and the Jazz Ambassadors Jazz Band at the Pittsfield Jazz Fest.
>and we jammed together through ''I'll Remember April.'' How did she sound?
>I gave her my hat! That is how good she sounded! She is the first alto
>player to get one. Hooray for the future of jazz and the alto sax!''
>This is Miss Kelly's 3rd CD, and it's a very nice one. Of course you know
>Grace is 14 years on this planet, and is all ears and heart. Beautiful
>sound on her alto, and some lovely phrases to boot!
>Lester Young asked a young player after hearing a technical display, ''but
>can you sing me a song?'' Grace can definitely do that. Good rhythm, nice
>arrangements, creative originals. She sings like crazy!
>What more could we ask for?
>After hearing your project, I'm convinced that your talent is definitely
>worthy of the attention of the Jazz community, and your future is
>genuinely going to earn a high level of achievement.
>''The future of our music is in good hands.''
>..........''the jazz world has another great reason to celebrate with the
>arrival of Grace Kelly. Her talent makes her a triple threat as a
>brilliant saxophonist, a very gifted composer, and vocalist with great
>feeling. Her playing represents everything I love about jazz, swinging,
>imagination, and the blues. You must check out this
>Cd ...........Donald Brown
>''The best compliment I can give any player is that they are an
>improviser. Grace is definitely an improviser. She does not play worked
>out lines or get caught up in the latest fad. She plays and improvises in
>the present. It's all about the music of the moment. She has an honest
>freedom about her and she's connecting with the other musicians and having
>fun making the music. That's why it feels free to me. Another great thing
>about Grace is that she is comfortable and competent playing many
>different styles of music''
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