Meet Elaine Lucia: Elaine Lucia has been performing and recording for over twenty-five years and has produced three nationally released jazz CDs that have brought her five-star reviews and airplay on jazz station across the country. Her energetic and engaging show has graced stages as diverse as world-renowned Yoshi's San Francisco to festivals, wineries, private events and intimate nightclubs. The band can swing, bossa nova, samba and entertain in large concert venues and small, intimate settings. Elaine's Lucia Sings Lee" is a tribute show to the late, great Peggy Lee. Her jazz group includes celebrated guitarist Randy Vincent and award-winning ...Read More
Meet Killick:On June 4th, 2008 I was admitted into the hospital with a life-threatening bleeding duodenal ulcer. I'd never been through a physical ordeal on this scale. My body continues to recover but something greater happened. I was given a glimpse of the absolute, a space of peace where contradictions resolve. The conditions were ripe for some insight: I'd long been working towards a music and way of living beyond categorization. Not to be difficult or contrarian, rather to recognize things for what they are, not what they resemble. And with a renewed sense of purpose I'm excited ...Read More
Meet Ken Watters:Atlanta-based trumpeter Ken Watters has performed, toured, or recorded with Frank Sinatra, Marc Anthony, Natalie Cole, Mingus Big Band, Kelis, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett, Chris Potter, Harry Connick Jr., Reuben Studdard, Eartha Kitt, The Fifth Dimension, Angela & Zack Hacker, Petula Clarke, Tabou Combo, Steel Pulse, Marilyn McCoo, Phyllis Diller, Dave Holland, The Muscle Shoals Horns, and is house trumpeter for high-profile R&B producer Dallas Austin, among many other credits.
Ken is a SESAC-affiliated jazz composer, Jupiter Artist / Clinician & Summit Records Artist (with four internationally-released CDs to date on the label, all of which ...Read More
Meet Weasel Walter:I come from the Midwest. I was a punk when I was in my teens, but I listened to free jazz and Xenakis too. I moved to Chicago in 1990. I started playing with Hal Russell in 1991 and formed the Flying Luttenbachers with him in December of that year. That band lasted until 2007 and went through 20 members and numerous stylistic changes over the course of 16 albums and more than 300 live shows.
During the 1990s in Chicago I vacillated between the weird experimental rock scene and the improvised ...Read More
Meet Ayelet Rose Gottlieb:A commanding vocalist" New York Times
Born in Jerusalem, Ayelet's sound incorporates both western and middle-eastern musical flavors. She leads several critically acclaimed projects including: Mayim Rabim"--a song cycle she composed to segments of the erotic biblical poem Song of Songs, released in '06 on John Zorn's Tzadik Records.
The piece is performed as a staged concert with video projections; her jazz sextet, formed in 2002, is about to release a new CD, Upto Here | From Here this summer (2009), distributed by Obliq Sound. Ayelet is currently developing a new ...Read More
Meet Liza Lee:Recording artist, performer and composer Liza Lee is a breakout talent rapidly making her mark on today's jazz scene. Her personal and haunting musical interpretations exhibit an emotional vulnerability laced with a confident understanding of life's realities.
Liza's highly praised first CD, Scarlet Mark, was released on the Jazz Doll label. Her latest project, Anima, was released on January 27, 2009. As on her previous album, the material she has chosen for Anima is fresh, unpredictable and innovative. It also includes some of her highly praised yet controversial original compositions.Instrument(s):Read More
Meet Sunna Gunnlaugs: Ex-Brooklyn patriot, born in Iceland, jazz pianist and composer Sunna Gunnlaugs has released five CDs and performed in Europe, Japan, Canada and the US, combining the elegance of the European approach with a fiery New York attitude.Instrument(s):Piano.When were you happiest?I remember feeling really happy for quite some time after my first daughter was born in 2005.What is your greatest fear?The idea of losing my family is frightening so I try not to think about it.What is your earliest memory?I'm ...Read More
Meet Faith Gibson:Faith Gibson grew up in Pittsburgh, where she studied piano and flute, listened to a wide variety of music, and sang in her church choir and school and college choruses and pop ensembles. However, it would be some time before she pursued a career as a jazz singer as she felt too shy to sing alone in front of an audience.
A point came when I realized it was ridiculous to allow shyness to deny me things I always wanted," Gibson says. I began venturing outside myself and onto stages, first with a vocal trio, and ...Read More
Meet Luca Luciano: Luca is a noted Italian clarinettist and composer who now makes his home in London, having developed an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso around the UK and overseas via recordings and concert hall appearances (Masterful Clarinet, Musician Magazine).
Professor of both jazz and classical clarinet, he started his career at a very young age (only twelve) performing at one of the most prestigious concert-halls of his home town Naples, appeared on television nationwide live aged twenty-one and quickly established himself as one of the most interesting talents in the UK and Europe. He has ...Read More
Meet Dorothy Doring: Dorothy Doring is a Minnesota-based jazz vocalist and music educator. She successfully balances employment between teaching for the Saint Paul Public Schools and performing at various clubs in the Twin Cities area. Doring prefers to use her free time reading, traveling and listening to music. Dorothy Doring recorded Southern Exposure in New Orleans with producer and arranger David Torkanowsky, now available on iTunes and CDbaby.com.Instrument(s): Voice.When were you happiest? When I was living in New Orleans the summer of 2004, before Katrina.What is your greatest fear? Of falling.What is ...Read More
Instrument(s): Piano, voice.When were you happiest? Performing on concert stages for large, listening and joyful festival audiences.What is your greatest fear? Fears are wasteful emotions. But if had to pick one - fear of unexpected stage freight or not being prepared for a major performance.What is your earliest memory? First piano lesson at five years old.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Self-judgment.What is the trait you most deplore in others? Narrow mindedness in acceptance of others' differences.What is your most treasured possession? Stage gems (not ...Read More
Meet Alex Clements: Alex Clements; so many adjectives can be used to describe the many facets of this talented, creative, well-rounded Canadian jazz pianist and composer. Clements is an internationally recognized artist, performing in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Morocco, and Cyprus. One of Clements' highest accomplishments is an Alberta Achievement Award, which was presented to him by the Government of Alberta.In the past fifteen years, Clements has received numerous scholarships and awards from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, The Canada Council, The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Record (FACTOR), ...Read More
Meet Bram Stadhouders: Bram was born on 23 January 1987 (when it was freezing -18°C outside) in the city of Tilburg, which lies in Europe, The Netherlands, in the mystical, mysterious, legendary province called Noord-Brabant (some pictures of this area are in the pictures page). When he was zero years old, he already listened to jazz and classical music (thanks to his father who is guitar teacher and his mother who is piano teacher), and it has been said that his first word as a baby was Pat Metheny (great guitarist/composer). From day one it's been music.When he ...Read More
This is the first in a new series I will be writing for All About Jazz. The goal is to assist independent artists primarily in understanding how the media works and how best to work with the media to achieve the desired result: coverage! Please let me know if these columns prove to be helpful and if there is anything in particular you would like me to cover. I can be reached anytime at JanlynPR@yahoo.com.
PR" stands for public relations."
The goal of PR is to relate information to the public that will benefit the client.
The client determines who ...Read More