[JPL] Jazz Improv Conference in October

J Stein jstein at berklee.edu
Tue Mar 27 21:20:41 EDT 2007

Hi folks,

The Jazz Improv Conference in October is the creation of the people  
who publish Jazz Improv Magazine.  They are very hard-working and  
sincere, and I'm sure they are going to try to make their conference  
into a meaningful event.

John Stein

On Mar 27, 2007, at 9:05 PM, Bradley M. Stone wrote:

> This Week's JPL Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
> Blaise,
> I was considering it.  I have the literature on it at home.  Anyone  
> else
> thinking about this?
> Brad
> Dr. Brad Stone, Faculty Advisor
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: jazzproglist-bounces at jazzweek.com
> [mailto:jazzproglist-bounces at jazzweek.com] On Behalf Of Blaise Lantana
> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 5:41 PM
> To: 'Jazz Programmers Mailing List'
> Subject: [[JUNK]] RE: [JPL] PAYLIST: WEMU Latin/World Airplay  
> 3/19-25/07
> This Week's JPL Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
> So if there isn't going to be a Jazzweek conference in June, is anyone
> considering this October Jazz Improv event in New York?
> Sounds like an interesting plan, but I don't know the people  
> putting it
> together.  Do any of you know what kind of event it promises to be?
> Will there be a serious radio contingent?
> Thanks for any info. You can share.
> Blaise Lantana
> Music Director
> KJZZ Phoenix
> -------------------------------------------
> 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  
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> 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 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 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''
> .....Jerry Bergonzi
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