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STS9 Announces Remix Album & Summer Dates

STS9's boutique record label, 1320 Records, offers up STS9's Peaceblaster : The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes featuring 30 artists including Pretty Lights, The Glitch Mob, Count Bass D, Richard Devine, Eskmo, Alex B., Ronald Jenkees and many more. 100% of the album's proceeds will go to benefit the Make It Right Foundation.

sts9Peaceblaster: The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes features 30 of today's hottest djs, bands, and producers remixing original material from STS9's highly acclaimed recent studio release, PEACEBLASTER. The release will be available at www.1320records.com and at iTunes beginning June 23, 2009. The Peaceblaster : The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes track list is as follows:

1.    Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (Lazer Sword Remix)
2.    Shock Doctrine (Eskmo Remix)
3.    Empires (Big Gigantic Remix)
4.    Beyond Right Now (The Glitch Mob Remix)
5.    Shock Doctrine (Welder Remix)
6.    STS9 vs Prefuse 73 (Megaloid MPC Vet Mixxx)
7.    First Rays of the New Soma Sunrise (Calmer Remix)
8.    Oh Little Brain (Bluetech 'Spaze Gaze Mix')
9.    Metameme (Alex B  'Concepts Remix')
10.  Peaceblaster '68 (Telepath Remix)
11.  The Spectacle (Ott Remix)
12.  ReGeneration (John Hughes Remix)
13.  The Spectacle (Richard Devine Remix)
14.  Empires (Nosaj Thing Remix)
15.  The Last 50,000 Years (Deru Remix)
16.  Beyond Right Now (Pretty Lights Remix)
17.  Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (The Flying Skulls Feat. Abstract Rude   Remix)
18.  Peaceblaster (sub-ID 'Stay Blastin '88 Remix')
19.  Shock Doctrine (Eliot Lipp & Leo 123 'Dark Party Remix')
20.  Late for Work (Count Bass D Remix)
21.  The New Soma (Daedelus Remix)
22.  Peaceblaster '08 (Captain Crunk Remix)
23.  The New Soma (Bass Science Remix)
24.  Oh Little Brain (Metrognome 'On the Sea Remix')
25.  Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (Da Ticklah Remix)
26.  Shock Doctrine (Dharmatronix Remix)
27.  Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (Lowpro Lounge Feat. Lateef & Souleye
'$700 Billion         Remix')
28.  Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist/Beyond Right Now (GFE 'Put it Back Together Remix')
29.  Beyond Right Now (Ronald Jenkees Remix)
30.  Late for Work (Pnuma Trio Remix)

sts9All of the artists featured on STS9's Peaceblaster : The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes, and even the majority of the behind-the-scenes business services required to put the album together, donated their contributions to the project. 100% of the album's proceeds will go to the Make It Right Foundation, who has been chosen by the band to be the sole beneficiary of all of STS9's 2009 charity programs. It is the band's goal - with the support of their fan community and the involvement of the Make It Right Foundation - to build a home in New Orleans, raising money via the Peaceblaster : The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes album proceeds, a $1 charity donation on every STS9 concert ticket sold during 2009, special STS9 charity raffles, and other initiatives throughout the year still to be announced.

STS9 is on the road this summer for a short list of big plays.  In addition to some high profile festival stops - including Lollapalooza, ROTHBURY, Summerfest and Austin City Limits - STS9 will host some huge events in Colorado and Atlanta this summer. Both events promise STS9 and many special guests performing multiple shows at a variety of local area venues.

The "Day Out of Time" celebration in Colorado, happening July 23-24-25, is a three day musical experience featuring twenty different musical acts in a half dozen Denver-area venues. Artists such as Pretty Lights, Pnuma Trio, Telepath, Daedelus, The Album Leaf, Nosaj Thing & Lipp Service featuring Eliot Lipp and members of Pnuma Trio, Flying Lotus, and others will join STS9 for shows at Denver's Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, July 24th and at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 25th (The Day Out Of Time).  The weekend launches on Thursday, July 23rd at a pre-weekend gathering at the Ogden Theatre with Bonobo (Live) and Big Gigantic, and after-parties to be announced throughout the weekend featuring international superstars and numerous 1320 Records artists. For additional details regarding the "Day Out of Time" celebration visit www.sts9.com.

Then in August, STS9's highly anticipated return to Atlanta promises to be their only 2009 Atlanta appearance. On Saturday, August 22, Ghostland Observatory, Lotus, DubConscious and others still to be announced join STS9 for a day-long event at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.  Catch the band and many special guests the night before for an exclusive fan club event at the intimate Tabernacle.  Fans can purchase discounted "packaged" tickets for both nights at www.sts9.com.

The complete list of current STS9 tour dates is as follows:


sts9June 3-5 Wakarusa Ozark AR
July 1 Summerfest Milwaukee WI
July 2-5 ROTHBURY Rothbury MI
July 10-12 All Good Festival Masontown WV 
July 16-18 Camp Bisco Mariaville NY
July 24 Fillmore Auditorium Denver CO     
July 25 Red Rocks Morrison CO "Day Out of Time" Celebration    
August 7-8 Lollapalooza Chicago IL
August 21 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA w/ special guests TBA    
August 22 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Atlanta GA  w/ Ghostland Observatory, Lotus and    DubConscious
September 4 The Bottom Line Nagoya Japan
September 5 Metamorphose Festival Izu Japan 
September 6 Poka Stadium Kashiwa City Japan
September 25-27 Earthdance Festival Laytonville CA
October 2-5 Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin TX
January 2 Revolution Live Ft. Lauderdale, FL
January 3-8  Jam Cruise 2010

STS9's 1320 Record Label also releases Fire It Up, the debut release by electronic duo Big Gigantic on May 19, 2009. This 10-track gem, available for free download only at www.1320records.com, combines hard-hitting dance beats and booming bass lines with lush electronic landscapes and unforgettable melodies. Big Gigantic, hand picked for 1320 Records by members of STS9, is the latest project from Dominic Lalli (Motet saxophonist/producer) and drummer Jeremy Salken.  The two-man sound-machine of Lalli and Salken showcases an array of gripping compositions by combining elements of a DJ and live band setup while mixing thoughtful melodic ideas with pulsating dance tunes.  Big Gigantic flavors the electronic music scene with powerful sax solos and soulful synth lines on top of super hot beats.

Phamily Reunion: Special Event to Coincide with Phish at Red Rocks

Fans that did not score tickets to Phish at Red Rocks Amphitheatre should worry not; there just happens to be a four-day camping and music festival a few short miles away on a private ranch. For those that did score tickets, The Phamily Reunion Festival offers what Red Rocks cannot: camping and a safe ride to and from the festival to each Phish show. Set for July 30 through August 2 on the beautiful Van Eden Ranch in Idaho Springs, the good souls that love Phish, live music, camping, hiking, biking, hot springs and much more, will come together for a special string of days, all set to the good vibes of the Colorado Rockies.

hahnWith an already heavy-hitting lineup including The New Mastersounds, EOTO, The Heavy Pets, Juno What?!, LYNX & Janover, Ana Sia, YAMN and others, the festival promises to be big enough to stand on its own without Phish coming to town. With rumors surfacing after the 1996 Phish shows at Red Rocks about the band being banned because of an infiltration of campers in Morrison, CO, The Phamily Reunion is the perfect spot for one of the most coveted aspects of a Phish tour: community. And who knows, campers may just score the ticket they were looking for on the grounds of the ranch.

With four-day event passes available and buses running back and forth all day from the campgrounds to Red Rocks, it’s the ultimate and safest option. Add to that the chance to fish, hike, whitewater raft, gamble, soak in the hot springs, and horseback ride, The Phamily Reunion makes for perhaps the best all-around experience for both Coloradans and those visiting. Before heading to the lot at Red Rocks, campers can get their dancing feet warmed up to live music, only to be treated to late-night DJs and bands from Colorado and coast-to-coast.

Headlining the festival are The New Mastersounds, a funk, soul, jazz and rock quartet hailing from across the pond in England. It’s a true privilege to have such a pioneering act in the “new funk” movement in the Front Range of Colorado. From Colorado are slated both EOTO and Juno What?!, the former being a cutting-edge electro/improvisational duo, comprised of the rhythm section of The String Cheese Incident. Likewise, Juno What?! is a new project to come of the highly touted Colorado group The Motet, which has a passionate fan base in and around Colorado. Juno What?! brings back the eighties with a new look, combining fresh funk with quasi-disco undertones. The Heavy Pets are one of the hottest, up-and-coming jam bands on the circuit, all the way from Florida. Ana Sia is a psychedelic hip-hop DJ from San Francisco that drops huge beats, while the hip-hop, beat-boxing and innovative percussion of LYNX & Janover are not to be forgotten. More artists are to be announced, so stay tuned.

Fans won’t want to miss this epic weekend on the grounds of the Van Eden Ranch, where what is not being offered at Red Rocks is more than possible at The Phamily Reunion.

For more information about the festival and ticket pricing, visit: www.phamilyreunion.com

Marco Benevento Announces New Dates

Having just wrapped a ten city east coast tour, Marco Benevento quickly announces a new run of summer club shows and festival appearances in June and July. The Brooklyn-based pianist's upcoming dates will be highlighted by his first ever appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 20, opening with his trio by invitation of the evening's headliner Jamie Cullum.  Benevento will also play a series of rare solo piano shows, including June 11 at John Zorn's downtown New York City music performance space The Stone and two nights on the west coast opening for Surprise Me Mr. Davis in the week following his trio sets at High Sierra Music Festival on July 2 and 3. Other highlights include an opening slot with S.M.V. at The Keswick Theater in Philadelphia on June 10, a headline slot at The Museum Of Fine Arts in Boston on July 1 and festival appearances at Discover Jazz in Burlington on June 12 and New Mexico Jazz Festival in Albuquerque on July 18.

marcoMarco Benevento is touring in support of his latest album Me Not Me, which features his interpretations of songs by My Morning Jacket, Deerhoof and Leonard Cohen among others. Joining Benevento on the ten track collection are bassist Reed Mathis and drummers Andrew Barr and Matt Chamberlain. Since its release, Me Not Me has received a wide range of accolades: Rolling Stone called it "delightful," The Washington Post wrote "this album is an intriguing sonic mosaic" and Jambase praised it as "Benevento's finest hour to date."

In the live setting, Benevento fans get to hear him joyously explore the songs from both Me Not Me and its predecessor Invisible Baby with the juxtaposed stances of innocent child-like curiosity and subversive sound manipulation, all while remaining firmly rooted in the jazz trio tradition. New material continually finds its way into Benevento's sets as well, such as the recent debut of the Disney classic "Pink Elephants On Parade" and original tunes, "Greenpoint" and "RISD."

Upcoming Marco Benevento dates are:

May 29 / Mountain Jam / Woodstock, NY
June 10 / The Keswick Theatre / Philadelphia, PA (w/ S.M.V.)
June 11 / The Stone / New York, NY (solo)
June 12 / Discover Jazz Festival / Burlington, VT
June 20 / Carnegie Hall / New York, NY (w/ Jamie Cullum)
July 1 / Museum Of Fine Arts / Boston, MA
July 2 / High Sierra / Quincy, CA
July 3 / High Sierra / Quincy, CA
July 7 / The Mystic Theater / Petaluma, CA (solo, w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
July 8 / Moe's Alley / Santa Cruz, CA (solo, w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
July 18 / New Mexico Jazz Festival / Albuquerque, NM

Tower of Power @ Boulder Theater

For over 40 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower’s sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as "Urban Soul Music."

2009 will see the release of the “Great American Soulbook”, the bands first studio disc in five years.  "Great American Soulbook" is a bit different then pervious albums.  This time the group played some old songs by lifelong favorites.  “In the old days,” says the group’s co-founder, saxophonist Stephen “Doc” Kupka, “the thought of doing other peoples’ songs would have been unthinkable, but this felt like a really good way to go - our take on classic great soul songs that we listened to on the way up.”

•        EMILIO CASTILLO - Second tenor sax
•        STEPHEN ("DOC") KUPKA - Baritone saxophone
•        FRANCIS ROCCO PRESTIA - Bass
•        DAVID GARIBALDI - Drums
•        LARRY BRAGGS - Lead & background vocals
•        ROGER SMITH – Keyboards
•        TOM E. POLITZER - First tenor sax, alto sax
•        ADOLFO ACOSTA - Second trumpet, flugelhorn
•        MICHAEL BOGART – Lead trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone
•        MARK HARPER - Guitar

GA / 21+ / $36.50  -- On Sale Now!

Tickets are on sale now at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone.  Tickets are also available through their website @ www.bouldertheater.com.  Ticket prices include tax and service charge.

Larry Carlton @ Boulder Theater

KUVO presents: LARRY CARLTON w/ guests. Thursday, August 20. doors 7:00pm, show 8:00pm

Larry Carlton is an American jazz fusion, pop, rock, guitarist and singer, dividing his recording time between solo recordings and session appearances with various well-known bands.

During the 1970s and early 1980s, Carlton was a busy session musician in Los Angeles, making up to five hundred recordings a year, including albums by Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones,  the Partridge Family, and Charly García's Clics Modernos. His loopy, dazzling guitar work on Steely Dan's "Kid Charlemagne" from their 1976 LP The Royal Scam has been listed as the third best guitar solo on record by Rolling Stone Magazine. From 1971 to 1976 he played with the jazz-rock group The Crusaders. In 1977 he signed with Warner Bros. Records for a solo career.

Over his career, Carlton has won three Grammys for his performances and compositions, including the theme music for the hit television series, "Hill Street Blues" (1981).

Reserved=$34.00, GA Seated=$28.00 / 21+  On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone.  Tickets are also available through our website @ www.bouldertheater.com.  Ticket prices include tax and service charge.

Upcoming Boulder Theater Shows

Here's what we've got coming up at Boulder Theater as of May 18. All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted.

Fri, May 22                 4th Annual
8:00pm                      BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE CONCERT
                                   ft. Dylan66 & Friends
                                   GA / 21+ / $20.00

Sun, May 24                 97.3 KBCO presents
7:00pm                      E-TOWN
                                   w/ Jorma Kaukonen & Guggenheim Grotto
                                   GA / All Ages / $18.75

Tues, May 26                Soda Jerk presents
8:00pm                      TAKING BACK SUNDAY
                                   w/ Anberlin & Envy on the Coast
                                   GA / All Ages / $29.50

Wed, May 27                 Boulder Weekly Film Series
8:00pm                      "THE BIG LEBOWSKI"  
                                   GA / 21+ / $8.00

Fri, May 29                 QUEMANDO
9:00pm                      GA / 21+ / $14.00
                               
Tues, June 2                 Radio 1190, KGNU & Westword present
9:00pm                       ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
                                    w/ Black Dice
                                    GA / All Ages / $25.00
                                   **SOLD OUT**

Fri, June 5                  Eastern Tibetan Culture Foundation presents
8:00pm                       EASTERN TIBETAN DANCE ENSEMBLE
                                    Reserved=$29.50, GA seated=$20.00 / All Ages

Sat, June 6                  Live Nation & 97.3 KBCO present
8:00pm                       ETTA JAMES
                                    w/ special guests
                                    Gold Circle=$93.50, Reserved Balcony=$78.50, GA Standing=$68.00 / 21+

Thur, June 11                Marquee Magazine presents
8:30pm                       REED FOEHL
                                    w/ members of The Be Good Tanyas & Moody Sisters
                                    GA / 21+ / $17.50

Fri, June 12                 97.3 KBCO presents
11:00am                      ZIGGY MARLEY presents "Family Time"
                                    GA / All Ages / 12 & over=$23.50, Under 12=$16.50
                               
Fri, June 12                 Radio 1190's Krewe de Louisanne, KGNU & Boulder Weekly present
9:00pm                       SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND & MARCU EATON TRIO
                                    GA / 21+ / $18.00

Thur, June 18                FACE, MOIRA SMILEY & VOCO
7:30pm                       Reserved=$24.00, GA=$18.50, Student/Senior=$12.50 / All Ages

Fri, June 19                 ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS
9:00pm                       w/ The Railbenders
                                    GA / 21+ / $21.50

Sun, June 21                 97.3 KBCO presents
7:30pm                       MARC COHN
                                    w/ Katie Herzig
                                    Gold Circle=$48.50, Reserved=$39.50, GA=$31.00 / 21+

Wed, June 24                 Community Cycles, Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, & eGo Car Share present
7:30pm                       3RD ANNUAL BOULDER BIKE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL                                    GA / All Ages / $12.00

June 25-27                   Zimfest 2009, CU College of Music, KGNU & Boulder Weekly present
7pm                                  ZIMBABWEAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
                                    Daily Ticket Prices = $11.00-$22.50, 3 Day Pass (Adult, Teen)=$52.00, 3 Day Pass (Child 6-12)=$37.00
                                    GA / All Ages

Sun, June 28                  97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly present
7:30pm                        THE ROBERT CRAY BAND
                                     w/ guests        
                                     GA / 21+ / $39.00

Sun, July 5                  97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly present
8:00pm                       THE SAMPLES
                                    w/ guests
                                    GA / 21+ / $24.00
                               
Wed, July 8                  TOWER OF POWER
8:00pm                       w/ guests
                                    GA / 21+ / $36.50
                               
Thur, July 9                 THE MOTET
8:30pm                        w/ Albino
                                    GA / 21+ / $16.00

Thur, July 16                OLD 97's
9:00pm                       w/ solo performance by Rhett Miller & Murry Hammond
                                    GA / 18+ /  $24.00
                               
Fri, July 17                 THE SELDOM SCENE
8:30pm                       w/ The Blue Canyon Boys
                                    Reserved=$26.50, GA=$20.00 / 21+

Fri, July 24                 BAND DU JOUR
9:00pm                       w/ guests
                                    GA / 21+ / $15.00  
                                               
Sat, July 25                 Boulder Weekly & KGNU present
9:00pm                         MIDNITE
                                    w/ Mr. Anonymous
                                    GA / 21+ / $22.50
                               
Thur, Aug 6                  KGNU presents
7:30pm                       GREG BROWN
                                    w/ Bo Ramsey
                                    Reserved=$35.00, GA=$29.00 / 21+

Tues, Aug 11                 Live Nation presents
8:00pm                       An Evening with            
                                    PETER FRAMPTON
                                    GA / 21+ / $56.00
                               
Thur, Aug 20                 KUVO presents
8:00pm                       LARRY CARLTON
                                    Reserved=$34.00, GA seated=$28.00 / 21+
                               
Fri, Aug 21                  THE AVETT BROTHERS
9:00pm                        w/ guests
                                     GA / 18+ / $29.50

Fri, Aug 28                   Radio 1190 presents
9:00pm                        DELTA SPIRIT
                                     GA / 18+ / $19.50
                                     On Sale May 29

Sat, Sept 12                  Decider.com presents
9:00pm                        PAUL F. TOMPKINS & KRISTEN SCHAAL
                                     Reserved=$32.00, GA seated=$25.00 / All Ages
                                     On Sale May 23
                               
ALL SHOWS ARE ON SALE NOW (unless otherwise noted) AT THE BOULDER THEATER BOX OFFICE (303)786-7030, OR ON-LINE AT WWW.BOULDERTHEATER.COM. Ticket prices include tax and service charge.

The Samples @ Boulder Theater

samples97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly present THE SAMPLES w/ guests Sunday, July 5. Show time: 8PM

Sean Kelly returns to Boulder with his latest incarnation of The Samples. The music has been described as "reggae influenced rock/pop" and a cross between The Police and the Grateful Dead. With their relaxed, slightly jazzy pop, the Samples were one of the most popular touring bands of the early '90s. Line up features Sean Kelly (Lead Singer, Guitar), Jared Johnson (Bass), Karl Dietel (Keyboards), and Billy Mulcher (Drums).

GA / 21+ / $24.00

Tickets are on sale now at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone.

The Pretty Lights National Tour Underway

After blowing out box offices across the country for the first few months of 2009, Pretty Lights is primed for a large national summer tour. With sellout after sellout across the country, the innovative electronic duo has scheduled 16 shows between now and their triumphant performance at Red Rocks in Morrison Colorado. With dates spanning New York City, San Francisco and Norfolk, VA --- Pretty Lights will be pumping out of speakers from coast to coast, re-shaping the standard of electronic music.

Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer, Cory Eberhard. Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music. At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures and genres are finding common ground in the basic form of bangin' beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want; electro organic, cutting-edge party rocking beats, that fill venues with energy and emotion and send dance floors into frenzies. What makes Pretty Lights truly different though, is that the beats carry serious soul.

Fans across all genres are coming together to fuel the Pretty Lights movement. One only need to download Filling up the City Skies, the free double disc that was released for download only a few short months ago at www.prettylightsmusic.com, to see what the hype is about. The two-disc release is a 26 track journey through past, present, and future. Smith juxtaposes collages of beautiful vintage samples against backdrops of futuristic synthesis and dirty broken beats, creating a sound that can snap your neck while simultaneously shedding your tears. The album has been downloaded well over 50,000 times from the Pretty Lights website in the few months since its release, proving that the PL sound is not only getting around, it's spreading like a virus.

What makes the next summer set of shows all the more intriguing is that, somehow, amidst the relentless touring, Smith is nearing completion of the next Pretty Lights album. Scores of unheard new material is sure to be dropped along the way, considering a quote direct from Smith’s own blog, “Maintaining productivity, and striving to constantly create fresh new music is the only way to keep this adventure exciting for myself…I couldn’t bear to tour on the same record for more than a few months…”

Pretty Lights will be continuing to make its name on the festival circuit this summer which will include appearances at Bonnaroo, 10k Lakes, Rothbury, High Sierra, Wakarusa, and Camp Bisco.

May 14 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GeorgiaV May 15 Valarium - Knoxville, Tennessee
May 16 Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, North Carolina
May 22 The Music Farm - Charleston, South Carolina
May 23 KEFI Wilmington - North Carolina
May 24 The Norva - Norfolk, Virginia
May 30 The Independent - San Francisco, California
Jun 4 Wakarusa Music Festival - Ozark, Arkansas
Jun 6 High Noon Saloon - Madison, Wisconsin
Jun 12 Bonnaroo - Manchester, Tennessee
Jul 2 High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, California
Jul 3 High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, California
Jul 4 Rothbury Music Festival - Rothbury, Michigan
Jul 10 Forecastle Festival - Louisville, Kentucky
Jul 17 Camp Bisco - Mariaville, New York
Jul 22 10K Lakes Festival - Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Jul 25 Red Rocks Ampitheatre - Morrison, Colorado
Jan 3 Jam Cruise 8 - Carribean Ocean, Florida

To find out more about Pretty Lights or to download the album visit: www.myspace.com/prettylightsmusic or www.prettylightsmusic.com

'Made In The UK' 2009 Concert Series

Rochester and New York City will play host to the largest ever series of UK jazz concerts in June 2008. Arts Council England have agreed to support the British artists programmed at this year’s Rochester International Jazz Festival, New York (RIJF), as part of their international concert series ‘Made in the UK’.

Produced by ESIP, the artists selected for the nine RIJF concerts from 12 – 20 June are The Peter King Quartet, Liane Carroll Trio, the Neil Cowley Trio, Tessa Souter Quartet, Tony Kofi Quartet, Norma Winstone with Gareth Williams & Tim Garland’s Lighthouse Trio. Huw Warren and the Paula Gardiner Trio will also be performing at the festival to represent ‘Welsh Jazz’.

Additional concerts in NYC will be launched with a double bill of BBC Jazz award winning singer-pianist, Liane Carroll, and legendary saxophonist Peter King at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Lincoln Center on 8 June. Neil Cowley is also confirmed for ‘Joe’s’ Pub in New York on 16 June with Grammy nominated singer Norma Winstone pairing up for a double bill with NYC-based Tessa Souter on 20 June, while saxophonists Tony KofiTim Garland pair up at the same venue on Sunday 21st. and

Tim Garland's Lighthouse Trio continue their tour with a concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington on 23 June before heading to Chicago, and then finishing up at the Catalina in LA on 29 June. Neil Cowley's Trio will play a date at Boston's Cafe 939 on 12 June.

RIJF has become one of the USA’s leading jazz festivals in the six years of its existence.  As well as presenting legendary artists from the jazz community such as Wynton Marsalis and Dave Brubeck the RIJF places strong emphasis on presenting the emerging artists from around the world. John Nugent, RIJF Producer and Artistic Director, said, “We’ve been impressed with jazz musicians coming from the UK for many years now and after the success of the pilot last year we have made ‘Made in the UK’ a regular part of the festival.”

ESIP has been programming cutting-edge concerts, tours and festivals for a variety of UK and international clients. “We’ve been given the opportunity to present British artists at one of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world and introduce their music to a wider audience.  We are honoured to be working with John Nugent and his team in Rochester and grateful to Arts Council England & Welsh Arts International for supporting our concert series.”  John Ellson, Director of ESIP.
 
 
Made In The UK Concert Schedule

Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York -- Monday 8th June   Peter King Quartet / Liane Carroll Trio

Rochester Jazz Festival
Christ Church, Rochester – 6.45pm/8.45pm
Friday 12th June   Peter King Quartet
Saturday 13th June   Liane Carroll Trio
Sunday 14th June   Neil Cowley Trio
Monday 15th June   Huw Warren
Tuesday 16th June   Paula Gardiner Trio with Huw Warren
Wednesday 17th June   Tessa Souter Quartet
Thursday 18th June   Tony Kofi Quartet
Friday 19th June   Norma Winstone with Gareth Williams
Saturday 20th June   Tim Garland’s Lighthouse Trio
 
Sweet Rhythm, New York

Saturday 20th June   Norma Winstone with Gareth Williams / Tessa Souter Quartet
Sunday 21st June   Tim Garland’s Lighthouse Trio / Tony Kofi Quartet
 
Cafe 939, Boston
Friday 12th June   Neil Cowley Trio
 
Joe's Pub, New York
Tuesday 16th June   Neil Cowley Trio
 
Kennedy Center, Washington
Tuesday 23rd June   Tim Garland’s Lighthouse Trio
 
Catalina Bar & Grill, Los Angeles
Monday 29th June   Tim Garland’s Lighthouse Trio
 
For Further information

Rochester International Jazz Festival – www.rochesterjazz.com

ESIP Limitedwww.esip.co.uk
For more information about the ‘Made in the UK’ international concert series please contact: John Ellson – john@esip.co.uk / tel: + 44 118 940 6812
 
Jazz Serviceswww.jazzservices.org.uk
For press enquiries, please contact: Joe Paice - info@jazzservices.org.uk / tel: + 44 207 928 9089

Produced by ESIP in association with Jazz Services Supported by the Arts Council of England

Artist Biographies

 
PETER KING QUARTET
With Martin Drew (Drums), Steve Melling (piano) & Geoff Gascoyne (Bass)
For nearly forty years saxophonist Peter King has been internationally recognised as Europe's leading Parker-disciple. His virtuosity as a bebop player led him to play in small groups alongside Bud Powell, Max Roach and Milt Jackson and with the big bands of Count Basie, Ray Charles and Johnny Dankworth. His immensely powerful playing technique has continued to evolve drawing on more recent harmonic innovations, while never losing innate swing. King continues to tour regularly in Europe and is a regular soloist with the Charlie Watts Quintet.
 
LIANE CARROLL TRIO
Singer/pianist Liane Carroll is one of the most popular figures on the UK jazz scene. A beautiful singer, her shows lead an audience through soulful blues, powerful funk, and heart-rending ballads all delivered with wit and charm. She has worked with a huge variety of artists from Sir Paul McCartney and Gerry Rafferty to Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Since 2007 Carroll has won a number of awards including 'Best Vocalist' and 'Best of Jazz' categories at the BBC Jazz Awards and 'Musician of the Year' at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2008.
 
THE NEIL COWLEY TRIO
Fizzing with the energy of rock and the surging dynamics of dance music, the Neil Cowley Trio have been placed at the forefront of the British ‘Post-Jazz’ movement – a scene driven by simple musical curiosity, a post ipod, everything fits aesthetic that says the old certainties of form and genre are increasingly redundant. Classically trained, Cowley is a dazzling pianist and outstanding composer; indeed, his beautiful, sometimes forceful melodies and thrilling climaxes earned his trio’s debut recording, Displaced, a BBC Jazz Award for Best Album. Helped by Cowley's “mischievous humour” and “marvellously English wit”, the trio have built a reputation for their captivating, exciting live shows and remarkable rapport with their audience.
 
HUW WARREN
Pianist and composer Huw Warren is known as one of the UK's most individual and versatile creative forces with work crossing the divides between Jazz, Contemporary Music and World Music. Along with solo performances and commissions, he has collaborated internationally with Mark Feldman, Peter Herbert, Maria Pia De Vito and Theo Bleckmann amongst others. Huw is also known to many as co-founder of cult Brit jazzers "Perfect Houseplants" and regular arranger/musical director for folk singer June Tabor. As a composer Huw has been commissioned by the BBC, Piano Circus, RSC, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Tango Siempre, LPO Renga Ensemble, ABRSM, Palladian Ensemble, Koch Ensemble, Elena Riu, and numerous festivals worldwide.
 
PAULA GARDINER
Paula Gardiner’s presence on the Welsh Jazz scene has been an inspiring one for a long time. As well as heading up the Jazz course at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Paula is the Honorary President of the Swansea-based organisation, Women in Jazz. In fact, Paula has been so active around the region that it is surprising that she has yet to achieve the wider recognition in Britain and Europe that she so richly deserves. One of Britain’s most lyrical and melodic bass players, Paula Gardiner is also an accomplished classical guitarist and flautist. Her first influences from the Jazz world came from European players like Eberhard Weber, highly melodic musicians and composers, who draw on a European heritage, as well as on Jazz.
 
TESSA SOUTER
With Jason Ennis (guitar), Gary Wang (bass), Conor Meehan (drums)
Born in the UK, the daughter of Trinidadian and English parents, now New York-based vocalist, composer, and lyricist Tessa Souter imbues a mix of jazz and stunning originals with the soul and passion of flamenco, Indian and Middle Eastern music. New York Sun critic Will Friedwald. The Philadelphia Inquirer raved about her "amazing" debut CD Listen Love and "crystal-clear voice with diamond-cut phrasing.” Drum legend Joe La Barbera says: "Tessa is a unique voice in jazz." She moved to New York in the late 90’s where she started sitting in at jazz jams. Following a brief spell at New York's Manhattan School of Music, she studied privately with jazz vocal legend Mark Murphy, who says of her, ‘She’s a complete musician - extraordinary and moving’.
 
NORMA WINSTONE with GARETH WILLIAMS
Born in London, Norma Winstone first attracted attention in the late sixties when she shared the bill at Ronnie Scott's Club with Roland Kirk. Although she began her career singing jazz standards, she became involved in the avant garde movement, exploring the use of the voice in an experimental way and evolving her own wordless approach to improvisation. She continues in the forefront of British jazz and was nominated again in the 2007 BBC Jazz Awards for best vocalist as well as being awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in the same year. Norma performed her debut concert as a featured artist in New York in June 2008 at Joe’s Pub with great audience reaction and critical success. In 2009, she received a Grammy nomination, and the presigious Skoda Jazz Prize for her contribution to European Jazz. Gareth Williams is one of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting performers on the UK scene. He has been receiving increasing critical and public acclaim since becoming a professional musician in the early 90s. Described as “a jewel of a player... spinning out luminous introductions and codas” by Jazziz Magazine (USA), he has dazzled audiences not only by his virtuoso approach to the piano, but also by his multi-instrumentalist talents on guitar and vocals.
 
TONY KOFI QUARTET featuring JONATHAN GEE
Kofi plays soprano, alto, and baritone saxophone with equal dexterity and accomplishment; his soprano has a Coltrane-like fluidity; his alto agile and peppery: his baritone dark toned, sonorous and bold. After studying at Berklee on a full scholarship, Kofi went on to be a member of two of British jazz's most influential groups in the 1990s - the Jazz Warriors and Gary Crosby's Nu Troop. He has since appeared with Branford Marsalis, Courtney Pine, Queen Latifah, Ralph Moore, Andrew Hill, Sam Rivers and was recently invited to join the World Saxophone Quartet alongside David Murray, Oliver Lake and Hamiet Bluiett. His quartet features his own compositions drawing on the blues, Gospel, Jazz, funk, Latin, African rhythms, Be-bop and infused with his love of Thelonious Monk.
 
TIM GARLAND’S LIGHTHOUSE TRIO
Tim Garland is widely known as one of the UK’s most successful musical exports working in jazz. He first made international waves playing saxophone, bass clarinet and flute with Chick Corea, and has also toured and recorded extensively with Vibes player Joe Locke and drum legend Bill Bruford. He has orchestrated five of Chick’s best loved pieces for the Grammy Award winning "The New Crystal Silence" album - described by Pat Metheny as "magnificent and creative arrangements". The Lighthouse Trio features award-winning pianist Gwilym Simcock, described by Chick Corea as "...an original - a creative genius", and the incredible Israeli percussionist, Asaf Sirkis. They will be performing music from Tim’s new album Libra (Global Mix).

Boulder Theater Update

ALL SHOWS ARE ON SALE NOW (unless otherwise noted) AT THE BOULDER THEATER BOX OFFICE (303)786-7030, OR ON-LINE. Ticket prices include tax and service charge.

Wed, May 13                Boulder Valley School District presents
7:30pm                     School Lunch Program Film & Discussion Series
                                  "KING CORN"  
                                   Q&A w/ Ann Cooper
                                   GA / All Ages / $15.00

Thur, May 14               VINCE HERMAN & Friends
                                  w/ Elephant Revival & Moody Sisters
                                  A Benefit for Watershed School
                                  GA / All Ages / $15.00

Fri, May 15                Boulder Integral presents
8:00pm                     SEX, GOD, ROCK N' ROLL...LIVE!
                                  w/ STUART DAVIS
                                  GA / 21+ / $12.00

Sat, May 16                 Marquee Magazine, Radio 1190 & KGNU present
8:00pm                      THE FLATLANDERS
                                   ft. Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock
                                   w/ Bukka Allen
                                   GA / 21+ / $30.00

Sun, May 17                 97.3 KBCO presents
7:00pm                      E-TOWN
                                   w/ Mike Doughty & Zee Avi
                                   GA / All Ages / $18.75

Fri, May 22                 4th Annual
8:00pm                      BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE CONCERT
                                   ft. Dylan66 & Friends
                                   GA / 21+ / $20.00

Sun, May 24                 97.3 KBCO presents
7:00pm                      E-TOWN
                                   w/ Jorma Kaukonen & Guggenheim Grotto
                                   GA / All Ages / $18.75

Tues, May 26                Soda Jerk presents
8:00pm                      TAKING BACK SUNDAY
                                   w/ Anberlin & Envy on the Coast
                                   GA / All Ages / $29.50

Wed, May 27                 Boulder Weekly Film Series
8:00pm                      "THE BIG LEBOWSKI"  
                                   GA / 21+ / $8.00

Fri, May 29                 QUEMANDO
9:00pm                      GA / 21+ / $14.00
                               
Tues, June 2                 Radio 1190, KGNU & Westword present
9:00pm                       ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
                                    w/ Black Dice
                                    GA / All Ages / $25.00
                                   **SOLD OUT**

Fri, June 5                  Eastern Tibetan Culture Foundation presents
8:00pm                       EASTERN TIBETAN DANCE ENSEMBLE
                                    Reserved=$29.50, GA seated=$20.00 / All Ages

Sat, June 6                  Live Nation & 97.3 KBCO present
8:00pm                       ETTA JAMES
                                    w/ special guests
                                    Gold Circle=$93.50, Reserved Balcony=$78.50, GA Standing=$68.00 / 21+

Thur, June 11                Marquee Magazine presents
8:30pm                       REED FOEHL
                                    w/ members of The Be Good Tanyas & Moody Sisters
                                    GA / 21+ / $17.50

Fri, June 12                 ZIGGY MARLEY presents "Family Time"
11:00am                      GA / All Ages / 12 & over=$23.50, Under 12=$16.50
                               
Fri, June 12                 Radio 1190's Krewe de Louisanne & KGNU present
9:00pm                       SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND & MARCU EATON TRIO
                                    GA / 21+ / $18.00

Thur, June 18                FACE, MOIRA SMILEY & VOCO
7:30pm                       Reserved=$24.00, GA=$18.50, Student/Senior=$12.50 / All Ages

Fri, June 19                 ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS
9:00pm                       w/ The Railbenders
                                    GA / 21+ / $21.50

Sun, June 21                 97.3 KBCO presents
7:30pm                       MARC COHN
                                    w/ Katie Herzig
                                    Gold Circle=$48.50, Reserved=$39.50, GA=$31.00 / 21+

June 25-27                   Zimfest 2009, CU College of Music, KGNU & Boulder Weekly present
7pm                                  ZIMBABWEAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
                                    Daily Ticket Prices = $11.00-$22.50, 3 Day Pass (Adult, Teen)=$52.00, 3 Day Pass (Child 6-12)=$37.00
                                    GA / All Ages

Sun, June 28                  97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly present
7:30pm                        THE ROBERT CRAY BAND
                                     w/ guests        
                                     GA / 21+ / $39.00

Sun, July 5                  THE SAMPLES
8:00pm                       w/ guests
                                    GA / 21+ / $24.00
                                    On Sale May 16

Wed, July 8                  TOWER OF POWER
8:00pm                       w/ guests
                                    GA / 21+ / $36.50
                                    On Sale May 16

Thur, July 9                 THE MOTET
8:30pm                        w/ Albino
                                    GA / 21+ / $16.00

Thur, July 16                OLD 97's
9:00pm                       w/ solo performance by Rhett Miller & Murry Hammond
                                    GA / 18+ /  $24.00
                               
Fri, July 17                 THE SELDOM SCENE
8:30pm                       w/ guests
                                    Reserved=$26.50, GA=$20.00 / 21+

Fri, July 24                 BAND DU JOUR
9:00pm                       w/ guests
                                    GA / 21+ / $15.00  
                                               
Sat, July 25                 Boulder Weekly & KGNU present
9:00pm                         MIDNITE
                                    w/ Mr. Anonymous
                                    GA / 21+ / $22.50
                               
Thur, Aug 6                  KGNU presents
7:30pm                       GREG BROWN
                                    w/ Bo Ramsey
                                    Reserved=$35.00, GA=$29.00 / 21+

Tues, Aug 11                 Live Nation presents
8:00pm                       An Evening with            
                                    PETER FRAMPTON
                                    GA / 21+ / $56.00
                                    On Sale May 16

Thur, Aug 20                 LARRY CARLTON
8:00pm                       Reserved=$34.00, GA seated=$28.00 / 21+
                                    On Sale May 16

Fri, Aug 21                  THE AVETT BROTHERS
9:00pm                        w/ guests
                                     GA / 18+ / $29.50

Sat, Sept 12                  PAUL F. TOMPKINS & KRISTEN SCHAAL
9:00pm                        Reserved=$32.00, GA seated=$25.00 / All Ages
                                     On Sale May 23