NEWS

 

2nd Season for Jackson Walker

WE has picked up the show for another season in the fall and an international version of the show is on the horizon. The show has been a huge hit for WE claiming the highest ratings of ANY of its shows to date. They even ordered one more show for this season. (I'm sure it all had a great deal to do with the music!)

Congratulations Jackson!

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Jackson Walker on WE

John Edward Cross Country
Friday March 17th, 2006 at 10 pm
Original Music Composition

http://johnedward.we.tv/index.html

Jackson composed all the music for the series, title theme, credits, background, every note! The show is  captivating and enlightening and Jackson's music brings a great deal of emotion. He poured his heart and soul into this one.

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New Artists

Look for some really great new artists to start popping up right here on Kemistre. Designers, actors, writers, and musicians and more.. I've been scouting and the time has come to make some introductions. 1st up is Jackson Walker. Check back for more soon.

As always feel free to drop me a line,

Jenn

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Wonky Email

So it would seem that I my lovely contact page had a few bad days and emails have not been getting through. If you sent and didn't hear back... send again. I promise I do respond.

Jenn

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Big news kiddies, Matt is opening for Spyro Gyra

Yep, you read it right. Spyro Gyra. The long Island based group is having a show on June 26th at the Brookhaven Amphitheater and the promoter decided to add some up and coming local talent to the bill. Stay tuned, there's more to come. 

Also its official, Matt's CD is available for sale on CD Baby. Make sure to check out the sound clips...

til next time,

Jenn

 

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Matt's new release This Time Around, coming March 23rd

Its right around the corner. So close we can smell it.

Its been quite a few months of hard work and now its finally done. Well almost. After Matt played at Bryant Park he was truly inspired and went back into the studio to record more tracks for this album.

 

We have a spiffy ad running in Smooth Jazz News and we'll be parading the new disc around at the Global Entertainment and Music Summit in New York next month. We're are also planning our Long Island CD release party for the 1st week of April (email me to attend) as well as a NYC release party date still TBD.

til next time,

Jenn

 

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Jack's Waterfall Musical healing show comes to the Patchogue Theatre April 17th

 

Many of the healing arts will merge at this gathering. In the theater lobby there will be acupuncture, massage, psychic readings, crafts, books, jewelry, artists and even henna. Before the concert there will be an open drum circle for drummers at any level to join and be part of a musical community. Then the Jack's Waterfall group will perform a special concert.

The Waterfall uses powerful rhythms from around the world combined with special songs and a unique voice that represents the spirit of musical healing.

 

For more info visit www.jackswaterfall.com

til next time,

Jenn

 

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Matt Marshak named best new artist in New York!

Well all the hard work is paying off kiddies.

CD101.9 and Absolut Vodka came together this summer in an effort to find the best unsigned smooth jazz artist New York had to offer in the form of the Absolut New Artist Showcase.

 

In response to the contest, the station received approximately 1,000 submissions from local musicians. After many tough decisions they sorted the list down to 12 finalists and presented their finds to the public during weekly showcases at Metronome in New York City.

 

The competition was intense and each of the finalists had a tremendous amount of talent. Each musician gave a top-notch performance. In the end CD101.9 and Absolut agreed that Matt was the Best New Artist.

 

As the winner of the Absolut New Artist Showcase Matt will be the opening act for CD101.9's Guitars & Saxes featuring Jeff Golub and Richard Elliot on July 30th at 6:30 pm in Bryant Park  (42nd Street between 6th & 5th Aves). He will also be featured on the air (music & interview) during the New Artist Show on July 27 from 9am - 10am. The concert is free, so come and check Matt out for yourself.

 

Several of the tracks sent to CD101.9 are off Matt's 2nd independent release entitled This Time Around due out later this year. The album features such well known musicians as Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), David Mann (Tower of Power, Michael Jackson), Ron Jenkins (Patti Austin), Paul Ossola (GE Smith band), Carl Burnett (Branford Marsalis, Robben Ford), and Danny Sadownic (Christian Mcbride). 

 

The Guitars & Saxes show will be a great opportunity to preview the new albums material and see for yourself what caught the eyes and ears of the folks at CD101.9.

til next time,

Jenn