[JPL] starBUCKS & Concord

Bob Stockton drbob at modernjazzclassics.com
Fri Mar 23 07:19:58 EDT 2007


Well said, Mel!

Bob Stockton
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Subject: Re: [JPL] starBUCKS & Concord


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> In a message dated 3/22/2007 1:57:42 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> arturo893 at qwest.net writes:
>
> As a  huge proponent of entrepreneurship, independent business ownership,
> this is  just another example of what I despise about  capitalism.....
>
> Arturo
>
>
> Mmmm ????? Well maybe you prefer the communist system.The  Chinese 
> communists
> pirate music CD's and DVD's is that better  system?
> Maybe the next CD will be Jazz. If not I'll go the Dunkin  Donuts or 
> Krispy
> Kreme instead of Starbucks.
> That's what I like about Capitalism.
>
> Melodious Mel
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> KELLY might only be 14 years old, but she kicks out the tunes like the 
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> Christian Scott, Adam Larrabee, Rick McLaughlin and Jordan Perlson.
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> 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 
> Walked'').
> -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 Jeremy Udden.
>
> ''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!''
> .........Phil Woods
>
> 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?
> .....Lee Konitz
>
> Dear Grace,
> 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.
> ......Cedar Walton
>
> ''The future of our music is in good hands.''
> .....Jimmy Heath.
>
> ..........''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 
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> about Grace is that she is comfortable and competent playing many 
> different styles of music''
> .....Jerry Bergonzi
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