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2011 Thelonious Monk Competition Winner Kris Bowers Makes His Hometown Headlining Debut At Catalina’s Bar & Grill in Southern Cal.

2011 Thelonious Monk Competition Winner Kris Bowers Makes His Hometown Headlining Debut At Catalina’s Bar & Grill Next Wednesday, January 4


Kris Bowers definitely qualifies as one of the brightest young jazz players to emerge in recent years.  Just 22 and in his second year of a Master’s program at Julliard, he’s a native Angelino who just won the prestigious Thelonious Monk piano competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Musical Prodigy Grace Kelly Wins 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award

Grace Kelly
 
ACCLAIMED MUSICAL PRODIGY GRACE KELLY
WINS 2011 ASCAP FOUNDATION YOUNG JAZZ COMPOSER AWARD
 
TO MAKE NPR JAZZSET DEBUT WITH
MARY LOU WILLIAMS WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL ALL-STAR QUINTET
 
DL Media is proud to announce acclaimed musical prodigy Grace Kelly has won a 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award. Additionally, the saxophonist, vocalist, and composer will make her debut on NPR‘s nationally syndicated radio, JazzSet, in a segment featuring the Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival All-Star Quintet, consisting of: recent GRAMMY® Award winners, bassist Esperanza Spalding and vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater; NAACP Image Award nominee, pianist Geri Allen; and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington.

Jazz Quartet ‘Cool Train Railroad’ Releases EP, “Live In Monophonorama” for The Kids

Coal Train Railroad Releases Digital Ep “Live In Monophonorama!”

In response to the enthusiasm
surrounding Coal Train Railroad’s 2010 Summer Pod-cast Series,
Nashville’s breakout “jazz-for-kids” quartet has bundled together the
newly-recorded material from the podcasts into a digital EP entitled
“Live in Monophonorama”.

New York, NY (Vocus) December 1, 2010

In response to the enthusiasm surrounding Coal Train Railroad’s 2010 Summer Podcast Series,
Nashville’s breakout “jazz-for-kids” quartet has bundled together the
newly-recorded material from the podcasts into a digital EP entitled “Live in Monophonorama”.
The EP will initially be released December 1, 2010 on the band’s
online store and BandCamp before going to other music retail sites on
December 15.

Included are two CTRR standards arranged for voice and piano trio, a
version of “Bicy-cle” by “kindie-rock” band The Jellydots, the funky
“Spider and the Fly” (written by the band’s close friend and KC jazz
legend “Mama” Myra Taylor), the folk classic “Choco-late Ice Cream
Cone”, and a quirky original Coal Train jump-blues entitled “Jump@7”. To continue, Please click “MORE”!

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