Jazzed Media is pleased to announce the release of their 50th CD on September 14, 2010- Bob Lark and Friends Cathy's Song.
This is the fourth CD release by jazz trumpeter Lark on the Jazzed Media label. Previous releases include The Bob Lark/Phil Woods Quintet In Her Eyes and The Bob Lark/Phil Woods Quintet Live at the Jazz Showcase.
Bob Lark serves as Chair of the Jazz Studies department at DePaul University. Under his direction the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble has produced several excellent recordings with jazz luminaries including Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Bob Brookmeyer, Tom Harrell, Jim McNeely, Frank Wess, Slide Hampton, and Bobby Shew.
Lark also teaches jazz trumpet, jazz pedagogy, and jazz style. Previously he served as the past-president of the Illinois Unit of the IAJE, was the host of the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, and chaired the International Trumpet Guild jazz improvisation competition. During the 1990's he directed the Midwest Grammy High School Jazz Band. Finally, Bob holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in performance from the University of North Texas.
The Bob Lark and Friends Cathy's Song CD features beautifully crafted and varied arrangements for jazz nonet, string orchestra with rhythm section, and jazz trio featuring the lyrical flugelhorn and muted trumpet playing of Bob Lark. Performances with jazz artists Phil Woods, Jim McNeely and Rufus Reid result in a provocative and lush recording of note.
Jazzed Media, a jazz record label and film production company, was founded in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area in 2002. Jazzed Media's owner Graham Carter is a multi-Grammy nominated record producer (The Bill Holman Band Live and The Bill Holman Band Hommage) and award winning jazz filmmaker (Phil Woods A Life in E Flat and Bud Shank Against the Tide). Carter produced the Jazzed Media production Phil Woods A Life in E Flat and produced and directed the Bud Shank documentary Against the Tide. Graham Carter also produced and directed the forthcoming Stan Kenton documentary Artistry in Rhythm that will be released in early 2011, and recently announced the start of production on a new documentary of big band jazz legend Woody Herman titled Blue Flame.
To date Jazzed Media has released over 50 jazz CDs and DVDs. Jazzed Media is distributed in the U.S. by Allegro Media Group out of Portland, Oregon. Jazzed Media also has distributors in Japan, England, and Spain.
Artists appearing on the Jazzed Media label include Phil Woods, Bud Shank, Terry Gibbs, Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Bill Charlap, Brian Lynch, Hubert Laws, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Carl Saunders, Don Menza, Christian Jacob, Scott Whitfield, Andy Martin, Lanny Morgan, Bobby Shew, Irene Kral, Jackie & Roy, Bob Lark, Lorraine Feather, Judy Wexler, Jim McNeely, Mel Martin, Benny Carter, Frank Tiberi, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Jeff Clayton, and Matt Wilson.