viernes, 27 de diciembre de 2013

Gail Boyd opens the year showcase some of their star performers on a big show on January 12, 2014

This is the invitation that makes us reach our friends and relatives of Gail Boyd / Artist Management for the exclusive presentation of some of their stars in Jazz.

Of course it is a great opportunity for critics, radio host and journalists specialists in our genre: Jazz to be very close to these great figures of art and music to make your own conclusions.

Approximately three and a half will be of great music and great camaraderie hours!

VibeHeavy Produces Gail Boyd Artist Management

2014 APAP Showcase

At Yamaha Artist Services, 689 Fifth Avenue (Entrance on 54th Street) on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 12:30 to 4:00.  Complementary Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to Fulvia Orlando at  I hope to see you there.

Introducing VibeHeavy:
Vibe Heavy's Chief Vibe Officer, Arif Gursel, is producing this year's showcase for Gail Boyd Artist Management. Vibe Heavy is a creative collective of entertainment and technology innovators based Seattle. Their creative space is known as the "Curative" and it's where they harness their collective creative super powers to build a better brand for their clients. VIBEHEAVY has deep skill-sets in technology strategy, business development, content creation, and quantitative social media engagement that focuses primarily on entertainment brands and often crosses into art and fashion. They are a team of geeks, business strategists, music industry specialists, technologists, software engineers, fine artists, illustrators, photographers, videographers and social media gurus, essentially creators of all things digital & cool! 

J.D. Allen
“The Village Voice just named JD Allen’s newest release “Grace” (Savant Records) as one of the 10 best jazz albums of 2013, stating “after an inspired streak of trio albums, tenor saxophonist JD Allen with a new quartet and hit it out of the park.”  “Allen works in a fairly abstract and enormously expressive post-bop mode, outdoing himself with a ballad, “Selah (My Refuge)that lingers in ones ears.”   Hailed by the New York Times as “a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style,” JD Allen is a bright rising light on today’s international jazz scene. His unique and compelling voice on the instrument – the result of a patient and painstaking confrontation with the fundamentals of the art - has recently earned Allen a blaze of critical attention signaling his ascension to the upper ranks of the contemporary jazz world. 
Showcase time: 1:00-1:40pm
Andy Milne
Considered one of the most important and respected voices in jazz today, Milne is a 2013 Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour roster member and a recipient of numerous awards and commissions.  
In 2012 he was commissioned by The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts and funded by The Japan Foundation and New Music USA to create Strings and Serpents; a multi-disciplinary project featuring artists from Japan, France, Canada and the US. He recently composed and performed the film score for William Shatner's documentary The Captains, and is composing an orchestral work for The American Composers Orchestra. His highly recognizable group Dapp Theory which lives at the meeting-point of lyrical jazz piano, funkified polyrhythmic exploration, and spoken word poeticism, is currently completing their next CD with Grammy winning producer Jimmy Haslip.
Showcase time: 1:45-2:05pm -solo piano

Letizia Gambi (presented by Michelle Taylor and Passion_Music)
"Letizia Gambi is a stunning vocalist!” – STING
"Lenny White and Letizia Gambi have created the hippest musical address in Naples; at the intersection of Neapolitan music and jazz." -- GIL GOLDSTEIN
Born in Naples Italy, singer, songwriter Letizia Gambi, is making a splash on the international music scene, with her debut recording, Introducing Letizia Gambi, produced and co-written by legendary, jazz drummer, producer and Grammy Award winner, Lenny White.  The recording is the synthesis of two apparently distant worlds blended in perfect harmony, creating an authentic sound that combines African American heritage with Mediterranean melodies, it’s a "cultural fusion.  The recording has a stellar line up of musicians, including appearances by Chick ChoreaRon CarterWallace Rooney,Patrice RushenGil Goldstein and Gato Barbieri.  
Showcase time: 2:10pm-2:50pm
featuring Lenny White, Jon Cowherd, John Benitez, Hector El Curto, Jisoo Ok, Max Ionata
Helen Sung
"Anthem for a New Day", Sung's Concord Jazz debut, is set for release January 28, 2014. A mix of original material, a few standards and a few surprises, Anthem for a New Day is a declarative statement that finds Sung at the forefront of a six-piece band, with guest appearances by violinist Regina Carter and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera.  A native of Houston, Texas, Sung attended Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). She initially aspired to be a classical pianist but was bitten by the jazz bug while studying at the University of Texas at Austin. Going against both her musical and cultural upbringing, she switched to jazz and was soon after accepted into the inaugural class of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance.  
 Showcase time: 2:55-3:15pm -solo piano

Lynnie Godfrey
Lynnie Godfrey received a Drama Desk Nomination for her Broadway debut in the Musical Revue EUBIE!...She received the Dramalogue and NAACP Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress for her portrayal in "NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY". She received the AUDELCO Award for Outstanding performance for her work in "Shuffle Along". For Directing Ms. Godfrey received the Tyrone Guthrie Award. She has received he NAACP Award for Best Producer also the Audio Earphone Award and the Benjamin Franklin Award for her recording of the the title role "Snow Queen " among others...One of her proudest moments in theatre is her work in “LADIES OF SONG” and her Cabaret Performances of Classic Songs by some of the most wonderful composers that spans many eras….from Cole Porter to Stephen Sondheim…
Showcase time: 3:20pm-4:00pm
Please RSVP to Fulvia Orlando at 646-841-4861 or

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