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Tim Hagans is a three time Grammy nominated jazz trumpet player,arranger and composer. Houston,TX. 3.28.2015.

From his backyard in Chicago, Illinois, bluesman Billy Branch performed with his band, for the...

 

Blues Foundation Blues Awards

3 May 2020.

 

▶ The Blues Foundation Blues Awards ceremony is traditionally held in Memphis, Tennessee. This year, due to coronavirus concerns, the ceremony was not convened but live-streamed virtually with live and pre-recorded segments. This image is a screenshot from that.

 

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▶ "The Blues Music Awards are awards presented by the Blues Foundation, a non-profit organization set up to foster blues heritage. The awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded musicians and songwriters in blues music. The awards were formerly known as the W. C. Handy Awards (or 'The Handys') but were renamed in 2006 in an effort to increase public appreciation of the significance of the awards. The awards had been presented annually in Memphis, Tennessee, where the Blues Foundation is located, although the 2008 award ceremony was held in Tunica, Mississippi."

Wikipedia.

 

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▶ "Christone “Kingfish” Ingram was the big winner at the Blues Foundation’s 2020 Blues Music Awards on Sunday (May 3). The blues guitarist and singer took home five awards, including album of the year [Kingfish], best emerging artist album, and best contemporary blues album for his debut, Kingfish. He also won instrumentalist-guitarist and best contemporary blues artist.

 

The awards show became a virtual ceremony with all artists sheltering in place and presenting, accepting and performing remotely after the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to gather live in Memphis, as had been planned. The awards were broadcast on The Blues Foundation’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

 

A number of legends already inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame added to their trophy case: Mavis Staples claimed the vocalist award, Bobby Rush — who recently recovered after a COVID-19 scare — won in soul blues album for Sitting on Top of the Blues, and Bettye LaVette took home the soul blues female artist award.

 

Presenters included Charlie Musselwhite, Warren Haynes, Fantastic Negrito, Ruthie Foster, William Bell, Beth Hart and Keb’ Mo. Additionally, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Miller, Robert Cray,Dion and Little Steven Van Zandt took part in the ceremony, providing words of inspiration for nominees."

MSN.

 

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▶ "Billy Branch (born William Earl Branch, October 3, 1951) is an American blues harmonica player and singer of Chicago blues. Branch is a three-time Grammy nominee and multiple Blues Music Awards winner. His 2019 recording, Roots and Branches: The Songs of Little Walter, was a nominee for Album of the Year in the 2020 Blues Awards. The current lineup of his Sons of Blues Band consists of Branch (harmonica and vocals), Andrew 'Blaze' Thomas (drums and vocals), Sumito Ariyoshi (keyboards and vocals), Marvin Little (bass and vocals), and Giles Corey (guitar and vocals)."

Wikipedia.

 

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rising young musician, 2010 Austin Music Awards winner and Grammy nominee Sarah Jarosz performs at the Cactus Club on the University of Texas campus in Austin on April 25, 2010.

 

she can be found at www.sarahjarosz.com

 

highly recommended, please check her out when she comes to your area!

 

and she'll be doing a taping of the "Austin City Limits" TV show tomorrow night (4/27) so more big things are in store for this rising young star!

Lampedusa Benefit Concert Kimo Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico October 13, 2017

Flora Purim (1942- ) is a Brazilian jazz singer known primarily for her work in the jazz fusion style. Her six octave voice had, four times in the 1970's, earned her Down Beat magazine's Best Female Jazz Vocalist award and she has been a 2-time Grammy nominee for Best Female Jazz Performance. During the mid- to late '70s she was quite visible in the jazz world but, in the 80's, her work grew erratic and uneven. Not heard from very often in the early to mid-'90s, she, nevertheless, continued to be highly regarded in Brazilian jazz circles.

 

This photograph of Flora Purim was taken in 2006 at a public performance with her husband, famed jazz percussionist Airto Moreira, at Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California.

Yes, the type skipped a beat here...;)

 

As some of you might know, I recently returned from a very fruitful journey to India where I had the honor of playing 6 concerts with a number of fantastic artists. And luckily, 3 of those brilliant artists will be joining me THIS Friday at my favorite Westchester venue, the Bean Runner Cafe in Peekskill! Shakir Kalavant (sitar), Imran Khan Kalavant (tabla) & Azam Kalavant (tabla) are part of a musical lineage spanning many generations, and are currently guided by their Guru-ji, Ustad Kadar Khan.

And comprising the American contingent (go team!) we’ll have:

JohnmAmbrosini - piano

David Phelps - guitar

Dan Asher - bass

Patrick Carmichael - drums

And Yours Truly on whatever wind instruments will fit in the car that night smile emoticon

So for a mere $10 cover, you’ll be hearing 2 wonderful ensembles from 2 sides of the planet (I would call this a no-brainer!) Then at the end of the night, we’ll be merging both groups into one for a full-on raga-meets-jazz-meets….Oh right, West greets East!

So please join us….your musical palate will be glad you did :)

Best from Premik Russell Tubbs

beanrunnercafe.com/beanrunnermusic.html

www.premik.com

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Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

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YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

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Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

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Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

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Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

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New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

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Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

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Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

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Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

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Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

Goddess Polka Dottess

tribecastan.tv/about/

 

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Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

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Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

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Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

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BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

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Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

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"This Friday on my home turf at Panorama Cafe in Jamaica Queens, these 3 fabulous Indian musicians will be joining me (who I also recently performed with IN India!) Shakir Kalavant, Imran Khan Kalavant and Azam Kalavant. Also, my tabla playing soul brother Sahishnu Szczesiul will be on board to open the program. Ragas & talas will fill the room that evening, so DO join us if you can! (but do call to RSVP!) Till then, Namaskar.." -Premik

2016

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"Music fills the infinite between two souls."Rabindranath Tagore

 

"Music is a universal language. It is through music that the universal feeling of oneness can be achieved in the twinkling of an eye." -Sri Chinmoy

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Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

****

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

Goddess Polka Dottess

tribecastan.tv/about/

 

***

Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

***

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

***

 

Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

______________

 

BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

  

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Harmony Through Music (quartet) - 2 tabla players (Imran Khan, Azam Ali Khan), sarangi (Gulam Ali), sitar (Shakir Khan) & alto sax (Premik Russell Tubbs).

 

On January 18th, Premik was flown to Ahmedabad India to take part in the "Harmony Through Music" festival organized by tabla maestro Ustad Kadar Khan, which spanned 3 nights. A host of India’s greatest performing artists took part in the event, including sitar maestros Ustad Shahid Parvez & Harashankar, Bhattacharya, vocalist Koyel Dasgupta, Sarangi master Gulam Ali, and flutist Nityanand Haldipur. The festival was dedicated to the memory of his father, Ustad Rehman Khan, who was considered part of the musical royalty in this region. Premik was part of an innovative fusion quintet consisting of 2 tabla players, sarangi, sitar & alto sax. Along w/ several traditional ragas, they performed Premik & Uli Geissendoerfer's composition "Bangalore Breakdown" and a very curry-laced version of "Take Five”. Premik will also be recording with the group at local studio in Ahmedabad before returning to New York.

 

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Contact/Listen

 

www.premik.com

www.facebook.com/premik.tubbs

www.reverbnation.com/premik

www.broadjam.com/premik

www.myspace.com/premik

www.emusic.com/album/premik/mission-transcendence/10884302/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premik_Russell_Tubbs

New music coming soon!

__________________

__________

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

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Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

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New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

 

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Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

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Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

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Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

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BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

  

3 lovely articles from the local media about our "Harmony Through Music" festival in Ahmedabad India. I was part of a killer quintet w/ 2 tabla players (Imran Khan, Azam Ali Khan), sarangi (Gulam Ali), sitar (Shakir Khan) & alto sax (me). Along w/ several traditional ragas, we performed my & Uli Geissendoerfer's composition "Bangalore Breakdown" and a very curry-laced version of "Take Five" -Premik

 

A bit of history...

On January 18th, Premik was flown to Ahmedabad India to take part in the "Harmony Through Music" festival organized by tabla maestro Ustad Kadar Khan, which spanned 3 nights. A host of India’s greatest performing artists took part in the event, including sitar maestros Ustad Shahid Parvez & Harashankar, Bhattacharya, vocalist Koyel Dasgupta, Sarangi master Gulam Ali, and flutist Nityanand Haldipur. The festival was dedicated to the memory of his father, Ustad Rehman Khan, who was considered part of the musical royalty in this region. Premik was part of an innovative fusion quintet consisting of 2 tabla players, sarangi, sitar & alto sax. Along w/ several traditional ragas, they performed Premik & Uli Geissendoerfer's composition "Bangalore Breakdown" and a very curry-laced version of "Take Five”. Premik will also be recording with the group at local studio in Ahmedabad before returning to New York.

 

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Contact/Listen

 

www.premik.com

www.facebook.com/premik.tubbs

www.reverbnation.com/premik

www.broadjam.com/premik

www.myspace.com/premik

www.emusic.com/album/premik/mission-transcendence/10884302/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premik_Russell_Tubbs

New music coming soon!

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Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

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YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

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Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

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Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

****

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

 

***

Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

***

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

***

 

Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

______________

 

BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

  

Florence and the Machine at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre August 2, 2012.

 

Shot for TOROmagazine.com

Full set of photos here: www.toromagazine.com/music/in-pictures/gallery/949e111c-d...

 

Follow me on twitter @tonyfelgueiras

 

This image is copyright © 2012 Tony Felgueiras. All rights reserved.

Do not use without written consent.

Please contact tonyfelgueiras@yahoo.ca for usage rights.

It’s with deep regret that Paperchase Touring announce Jay Sean will be unable to perform in Brisbane on Friday November 19th and in Sydney on Saturday November 20th due to a death in his family. Jay Sean will be joining the Summerbeatz Tour in Perth on November 23rd and Melbourne on November 25th.

 

Paperchase Touring sends their condolences to Jay Sean and his family during this difficult time.

 

Paperchase Touring and Entertainment regretfully advise that Soulja Boy will not be appearing on the upcoming Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. Unfortunately and beyond the promoter’s control, the artist has decided to not make the trip to Australia. Paperchase Touring apologise to all the fans for any inconvenience and disappointment this cancellation may have caused.

 

Alternatively Paperchase Touring is proud to announce that one of the most successful rappers and entertainers of all time, Ja Rule will replace Soulja Boy on the upcoming Summerbeatz tour.

 

To date, Ja Rule has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and has performed in concerts to adoring fans all over the world for the last decade. He has won MTV Awards, Source Hip-Hop Awards, World Music Awards, BET Awards and been nominated for various Grammys.

 

Ja Rule’s commercial success reaches far beyond the music studio. He has been a pitchman for Calvin Klein and Coca-Cola, and has appeared in various movies including “Fast And the Furious”, “Scary Movie 3”, “Assault on Precinct 13”, and “The Cookout”. Ja Rule will be performing all his hits including “Livin It Up”, “Always On Time”, “I’m Real”, “Thug Lovin”, “Mesmerize”, “Clap Back”, “Wonderful” and heaps more!

 

Joining Akon, Ciara, Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Travie McCoy and Stan Walker, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience!

 

Global superstar AKON and Urban/Pop Princess CIARA join Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Soulja Boy, Travie McCoy, Stan Walker and DJ Nino Brown for Summerbeatz 2010. With over 4 hours of live music, Summerbeatz will be heating up the stage with some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill!

 

With 8 million record sales under his belt and sold out shows across the world, Akon is one of the biggest recording artists today. His recent live performances at Supafest left Australian audiences elated at his high energy show. He has achieved gold and platinum certifications in twenty-three countries with the album KONVICTED and its singles -- the No. 1 hits “Don't Matter,” and Grammy nominee “I Wanna Love You;” along with the No. 2 Grammy-nominated “Smack That” featuring Eminem. His collaboration with David Guetta “Sexy Bitch” was a worldwide smash hit, and his first album was the two-million-selling 2004 release TROUBLE, which included the smashes “Locked Up” and “Lonely.” Akon’s hot new single ANGEL taken from his forthcoming album STADIUM is at radio now. (Akon will not be performing in Melbourne.) Akon is also playing a show in Newcastle with Jay Sean.

 

Ciara is a global superstar whose infectious tunes have resulted in multi-platinum albums, smash singles and a truckload of awards. Her dazzling dance moves have mesmerized audiences worldwide. Her striking good looks have led to modelling opportunities and her magnetic screen presence has jumpstarted a promising acting career. The Atlanta-based artist exploded on the scene in 2004 with her ubiquitous single “Goodies.” Subsequent singles “1, 2 Step,” “Oh” and “And I” pushed her debut album, also titled Goodies, to triple platinum status. Goodies instantly established Ciara as a musical force with her silky voice, no-nonsense attitude, and fluid dance moves. Ciara’s second album, 2006’s Ciara: The Evolution, was also certified platinum, marked her progression as a songwriter and spawned another round of hit singles: the creative “Like A Boy,” the sensual “Promise” and the ode to hood love “Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone” with 50 Cent. Her third album, 2009’s imaginative Fantasy Ride, included the infectious and platinum single “Love Sex Magic” with Justin Timberlake. Her brand new album “Basic Instinct” is due for a January 14th, 2011 release.

 

With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Akon will not be performing in Melbourne. Promoter Dwayne Cross released the following statement “It’s with great regret that we announce that Akon will not be performing in Melbourne on the Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. This is due to restrictions put on us by the Melbourne venue Rod Laver Arena. We have toured Akon in Australia many times before and we are extremely disappointed that Melbourne misses out on seeing such an amazing and popular performer, however, this situation is completely out of our hands. We look forward to Akon performing in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth”

 

Following on from the success of two of the largest urban/pop events ever staged in Australia – Winterbeatz and Supafest, Paperchase Touring and Entertainment in association with Jive are thrilled to announce Summerbeatz 2010 featuring record breaking rapper Flo Rida, worldwide chart topping sensation Jay Sean, Grammy nominated sensation Soulja Boy, Gym Class Heroes charismatic frontman Travie McCoy, plus Australia’s own Stan Walker, and DJ Nino Brown. With over 4 hours of live music Summerbeatz 2010 promises to heat up the stage with a line-up of some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill. With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Flo Rida’s debut single “Low” smashed records around the world in 2008, and became the most downloaded digital track in history. Beginning his career as a hype man for Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew, Flo Rida’s hard work and journey to success finally paid off. The rapper followed up the worldwide smash hit with the chart-topping singles “Elevator” , “In the Ayer”, “Right Round” (another record breaker!), and “Sugar”. His latest single “Club Can’t Handle Me” featuring DJ-sensation David Guetta is currently sitting at Number 4 on the Aria Charts.

 

Jay Sean’s smash hit single “Down” was one of the biggest selling songs of 2009 selling a staggering 3 million copies in the US alone! Becoming the first UK urban artist to top the US Hot 100, Jay Sean again made history with the release of his second single “Do You Remember” which saw him become the first British artist in recent memory to score two simultaneous US Top 10 singles. The first UK artist to be signed by iconic hip hop imprint Cash Money, the savvy hitmaker, by way of London, already had numerous Top 10 hits in the UK before the success of “Down” saw him rapidly ascend into a bonafide mainstream pop/R&B star of truly global proportions. Jay is currently working on his new album slated for a November release. His brand new single “2012 (This Ain’t The End)” features lady of the moment Nicki Minaj and is currently at Australian radio.

 

Travie McCoy’s smash hit single “Billionaire” is currently sitting at the top of the charts the world over. As the charismatic front-man of Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy released his debut solo album “Lazarus” in June 2010. Melding elements of rap, rock, R&B and funk into one cohesive and melodic sound, Gym Class Heroes have diverse appeal based on their impressive music dexterity. With 4 successful albums under their belt as a group, Travie McCoy has stepped into the solo light with his debut single “Billionaire”, peaking at #3 on the Australian Aria chart.

 

In just under a year, Stan Walker has achieved the near impossible; the nineteen year-old singer has evolved from a mere contender, into one of the most refreshing and shining examples of talent the Australian music industry as to offer. Stan’s undeniable vocal-gift and engaging boy-next-door charm have already resulted in him successfully releasing a couple of top selling singles (the double Platinum “Black Box” and Gold “Unbroken”) and a platinum selling album (“Introducing Stan Walker”). Stan’s success so far was noted around the world, and in no time at all offers to work with him on his new album flooded in from around the globe. Stan handpicked only the most suitable collaborators including Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Leona Lewis), Stuart Chricton (Kylie Minogue, Sugababes) and Audius (Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy). “From The Inside Out” is out now and debuted at Number 2 on the Aria Chart.

PREMIK RUSSELL TUBBS, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST | IMPERMANENCE; EXPANDING UNIVERSE; OUT-OF -THE -BOX - IMPROV -

World Music, Jazz, Experimental, Improv, East-West, Ambient, Pop

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www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/sets/72157632988389457/

Album slideshow (This graphic series, akin to a slow animation, appears at the end of the slideshow, 3 of the 5 ).

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To dissolve into...become one with...

 

“To be completely within myself, in perfect communion WITH the self, the atman, the overmind, beyond both knower and known… a place of perfect poise, not affected by the din and commotion of the outer world….Aum Tat Sat” –Premik Russell Tubbs

 

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"Improvisation is an onion of infinite layers. You explore one set of ideas or a specific pattern, taking it to the enth degree, than another layer presents itself. Then another, then another, ad infinitum. Then you wonder why so many creative artists over the years have turned to drugs or other substances, hoping for a short cut to that final layer, but there is no short cut or final layer. That’s the wonderful thing about creativity." -Premik Russell Tubbs

 

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'Defining the indefinable - In the moment, multi-dimensional, experimental, expression, improv, rhythm, line, texture, energy, thickness, fluidity, space, freedom...

Making music with a world view, deconstructing and reassembling with joyful abandon.'

-Premik Russell Tubbs

 

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“So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow.”

― Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

 

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“The dance between darkness and light will always remain— the stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen, the darkness will just not be worth having without the moon and the stars.”

― C. JoyBell C.

 

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The Buddha’s last words were :

“Subject to change are all things,

Strive on with diligence."

 

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"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" -Ecclesiastes 3:1

 

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"Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life." -Rumi

 

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"As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears." -Rumi

 

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"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?" -Rumi

 

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"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." -Rumi

 

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"The wound is the place where the Light enters you." -Rumi

 

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"I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think." -Rumi

 

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"Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love." -Rumi

 

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"Our passions and desires are unruly, but our character subdues these elements into a harmonious whole. Does something similar to this happen in the physical world? Are the elements rebellious, dynamic with individual impulse? And is there a principle in the physical world which dominates them and puts them into an orderly organization? … It is the constant harmony of chance and determination which makes it eternally new and living." -Tagore

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PREMIK RUSSELL TUBBS

YouTubes

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

"Bangalore Breakdown" - Prermik Russell Tubbs

Performed by Journey to Light Ensemble

Premik Russell Tubbs - Saxophone

***

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LViBPfPrR90

SONG FOR WAKIYA

****

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUlvj2_2AQw

HAPPYNESS

by Uli Geissendoerfer and Premik Russell Tubbs

Composed by Premik Russell Tubbs

****

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

 

****

myspace.com/supremefactory/video/premik-russell-tubbs-liv...

-Sinagoga (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinagoga)

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples:

Amazon

www.amazon.com/Soul-March-Chandrika-Krishnamurthy-Tandon/...

CB Baby

www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2

Check out "JOG"

www.soulchants.com/

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

****

 

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released in 2014 their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

TriBeCaStan's "Coal Again"- Cd Release 2014

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/in/photost...

 

***

 

Performing in:

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

***

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

__________________

 

Contact/Listen

 

www.premik.com

www.facebook.com/premik.tubbs

www.reverbnation.com/premik

www.broadjam.com/premik

www.myspace.com/premik

www.emusic.com/album/premik/mission-transcendence/10884302/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premik_Russell_Tubbs

__________________

 

Short Bio

 

World / Jazz / Experimental / Improv / East-West / Ambient / Pop

PREMIK RUSSELL TUBBS

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

 

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

 

In 1978 Premik joined Carlos Santana on a six-week European tour as part of an opening act for the Santana Band called Devadip Oneness.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=beD58ordH08

"Gardenia" - DEVADIP European tour w/ Carlos Santana, Dec.'78 in Paris

 

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=juVuh...

!978 Devidip Orchestra

 

_____________

 

To view as a slideshow (album: "A Life Of Music - to be cont'd...(with GRATITUDE!") click links below (non-animated).

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/sets/72157632988389457...

For Flickr animated slideshow click double box icon at the top right of the album.

 

View album: “Photos for Media” slideshow

View as non-animated slideshow

For animated slideshows click double box at right corner of the album

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/sets/72157635185040413...

For animated slideshows click double box at right corner of the album

 

Florence and the Machine at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre August 2, 2012.

 

Shot for TOROmagazine.com

Full set of photos here: www.toromagazine.com/music/in-pictures/gallery/949e111c-d...

 

Follow me on twitter @tonyfelgueiras

 

This image is copyright © 2012 Tony Felgueiras. All rights reserved.

Do not use without written consent.

Please contact tonyfelgueiras@yahoo.ca for usage rights.

A bit of history...

On January 18th, Premik was flown to Ahmedabad India to take part in the "Harmony Through Music" festival organized by tabla maestro Ustad Kadar Khan, which spanned 3 nights. A host of India’s greatest performing artists took part in the event, including sitar maestros Ustad Shahid Parvez & Harashankar, Bhattacharya, vocalist Koyel Dasgupta, Sarangi master Gulam Ali, and flutist Nityanand Haldipur. The festival was dedicated to the memory of his father, Ustad Rehman Khan, who was considered part of the musical royalty in this region. Premik was part of an innovative fusion quintet consisting of 2 tabla players, sarangi, sitar & alto sax. Along w/ several traditional ragas, they performed Premik & Uli Geissendoerfer's composition "Bangalore Breakdown" and a very curry-laced version of "Take Five”. Premik will also be recording with the group at local studio in Ahmedabad before returning to New York.

 

______________

 

Contact/Listen

 

www.premik.com

www.facebook.com/premik.tubbs

www.reverbnation.com/premik

www.broadjam.com/premik

www.myspace.com/premik

www.emusic.com/album/premik/mission-transcendence/10884302/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premik_Russell_Tubbs

New music coming soon!

__________________

__________

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

****

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

 

***

Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

***

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

***

 

Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

______________

 

BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

www.redcarpetreporttv.com

 

Mingle Media TV and our Red Carpet Report host Ine Iversen were invited to come out to cover Keurig's 2015 GRAMMYs After-Party featuring Norwegian musician Bern/hoft & DJ Aaron Colbert.

It was a night of Firsts!

Not only was this Keurig's inaugural event at the Continental Club in Downtown Los Angeles but it was a first (non-American artist to have been nominated in the 20 year-history of the R&B music category) for Grammy-Nominee, Jarle Bernhoft also known as Bern/hoft to be nominated for his R&B music.

It was also exciting for our host, Ine, who is also Norwegian, and was able to share her interview with Bern/hoft with NORWAY2 television for fans at home to see on TV.

 

Why an after party by Keurig, you ask? Well, they are the best-selling at-home brewing machines and they wanted to celebrate their new 2.0 line of home brewing equipment.

At the event there were mixologist-created Keurig cocktails with complementary gourmet snacks that were passed on a tray by servers… The dessert displays were amazing and offered a non-alcoholoic Keurig confections. The lucky guests were gifted with Keurig 2015 Grammy After-Party glasses, a recipe card for some mixologist-created Keurig cocktails, and a voucher to redeem a free Keurig® 2.0 brewer. Don’t you wish you were there?

That’s why we were, at least to show you some of the good times and share some interviews from the festivities.

What’s your favorite cup of joe? Tell us.

Get the Story from the Red Carpet Report Team, follow us on Twitter and Facebook at:

 

twitter.com/TheRedCarpetTV

www.facebook.com/RedCarpetReportTV

www.redcarpetreporttv.com

www.youtube.com/MingleMediaTVNetwork

 

About Keurig

 

As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas, and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative Keurig® brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. Our company has inspired consumer passion for its products by revolutionizing beverage preparation at home and in the workplace. We support local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and by its active involvement in a variety of social and environmental projects. By helping consumers drink for themselves, we believe we can brew a better world. www.keuriggreenmountain.com/

For more of Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report coverage, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook here:

 

www.minglemediatv.com

www.facebook.com/minglemediatvnetwork

www.flickr.com/MingleMediaTVNetwork

www.twitter.com/minglemediatv

 

Follow our host Ine on Twitter at www.twitter.com/inebackiversen

 

Photo coverage provided by D Star Photo

dstarphoto.net

 

www.redcarpetreporttv.com

 

Mingle Media TV and our Red Carpet Report host Ine Iversen were invited to come out to cover Keurig's 2015 GRAMMYs After-Party featuring Norwegian musician Bern/hoft & DJ Aaron Colbert.

It was a night of Firsts!

Not only was this Keurig's inaugural event at the Continental Club in Downtown Los Angeles but it was a first (non-American artist to have been nominated in the 20 year-history of the R&B music category) for Grammy-Nominee, Jarle Bernhoft also known as Bern/hoft to be nominated for his R&B music.

It was also exciting for our host, Ine, who is also Norwegian, and was able to share her interview with Bern/hoft with NORWAY2 television for fans at home to see on TV.

 

Why an after party by Keurig, you ask? Well, they are the best-selling at-home brewing machines and they wanted to celebrate their new 2.0 line of home brewing equipment.

At the event there were mixologist-created Keurig cocktails with complementary gourmet snacks that were passed on a tray by servers… The dessert displays were amazing and offered a non-alcoholoic Keurig confections. The lucky guests were gifted with Keurig 2015 Grammy After-Party glasses, a recipe card for some mixologist-created Keurig cocktails, and a voucher to redeem a free Keurig® 2.0 brewer. Don’t you wish you were there?

That’s why we were, at least to show you some of the good times and share some interviews from the festivities.

What’s your favorite cup of joe? Tell us.

Get the Story from the Red Carpet Report Team, follow us on Twitter and Facebook at:

 

twitter.com/TheRedCarpetTV

www.facebook.com/RedCarpetReportTV

www.redcarpetreporttv.com

www.youtube.com/MingleMediaTVNetwork

 

About Keurig

 

As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas, and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative Keurig® brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. Our company has inspired consumer passion for its products by revolutionizing beverage preparation at home and in the workplace. We support local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and by its active involvement in a variety of social and environmental projects. By helping consumers drink for themselves, we believe we can brew a better world. www.keuriggreenmountain.com/

For more of Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report coverage, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook here:

 

www.minglemediatv.com

www.facebook.com/minglemediatvnetwork

www.flickr.com/MingleMediaTVNetwork

www.twitter.com/minglemediatv

 

Follow our host Ine on Twitter at www.twitter.com/inebackiversen

 

Photo coverage provided by D Star Photo

dstarphoto.net

 

 

Ronan Keating and Sharon Corr At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

  

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical To Play Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

 

Today a rehearsal and performance of some of An Officer and a Gentleman took place at the ABC in Ultimo, just down the road from the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star, where the show will officially open to the general public on 18th May 2012.

 

The pitch:

 

A new musical based on the Paramount Pictures-Lorimar movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" written by Douglas Day Stewart

 

Music and lyrics by Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner

Book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen

Director Simon Phillips

Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth

Set and Costume Designer Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer Matt Scott

Musical Director Dave Skelton

Associate Director Dean Bryant

Producers Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost

 

In association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

 

Based on the hugely successful Academy Award-winning film, this new production has been adapted for the stage by the original screen writer, Douglas Day Stewart and co-writer Sharleen Cooper Cohen, with music and lyrics by Kenny Hirsch and Robin Lerner. It will be produced by Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost, and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical).

 

The talented cast that will bring this timeless story to life includes Ben Mingay (Jersey Boys) as Zack Mayo, the classic angry young man who grew up in a "sewer" and dreams of flying jets and parlaying this skill into a better life; Amanda Harrison (Wicked) as Paula Pokrifki, the young factory worker who dreams of becoming a nurse and finding a better life without selling out for it, like everyone around her; Kate Kendall (Next to Normal) as Lynette Pomeroy, Paula's best friend who is determined to marry a flier to escape her dead end life, no matter what it takes; and Alex Rathgeber (The Phantom of the Opera) as Sid Worley, the likeable Okie son of a Navy Admiral who is the class "superstar" at the Naval Academy.

 

A hit across the ages, the 1982 film has become a phenomenon in cinema history, recently listed by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten love stories in cinema history. Featuring the iconic hit song "Up Where We Belong" and a new score by hit song writer Ken Hirsch and Grammy nominee Robin Lerner this timeless tale of struggle, success, friendship and love promises to be the musical blockbuster of 2012.

 

An Officer and a Gentleman is a triumphant story of working class heroes surviving great tests; a classic modern day love story about a working class boy and girl who must overcome their upbringing and personal weaknesses to accept life and love.

 

His Story, Her Romance.

 

Websites

 

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical official website

www.anofficerandagentleman.com.au

 

The Star

www.star.com.au

 

Sydney Lyric Theatre

www.sydneylyric.com.au

 

Echo Entertainment

www.echoentertainment.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical To Play Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

 

Today a rehearsal and performance of some of An Officer and a Gentleman took place at the ABC in Ultimo, just down the road from the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star, where the show will officially open to the general public on 18th May 2012.

 

The pitch:

 

A new musical based on the Paramount Pictures-Lorimar movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" written by Douglas Day Stewart

 

Music and lyrics by Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner

Book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen

Director Simon Phillips

Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth

Set and Costume Designer Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer Matt Scott

Musical Director Dave Skelton

Associate Director Dean Bryant

Producers Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost

 

In association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

 

Based on the hugely successful Academy Award-winning film, this new production has been adapted for the stage by the original screen writer, Douglas Day Stewart and co-writer Sharleen Cooper Cohen, with music and lyrics by Kenny Hirsch and Robin Lerner. It will be produced by Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost, and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical).

 

The talented cast that will bring this timeless story to life includes Ben Mingay (Jersey Boys) as Zack Mayo, the classic angry young man who grew up in a "sewer" and dreams of flying jets and parlaying this skill into a better life; Amanda Harrison (Wicked) as Paula Pokrifki, the young factory worker who dreams of becoming a nurse and finding a better life without selling out for it, like everyone around her; Kate Kendall (Next to Normal) as Lynette Pomeroy, Paula's best friend who is determined to marry a flier to escape her dead end life, no matter what it takes; and Alex Rathgeber (The Phantom of the Opera) as Sid Worley, the likeable Okie son of a Navy Admiral who is the class "superstar" at the Naval Academy.

 

A hit across the ages, the 1982 film has become a phenomenon in cinema history, recently listed by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten love stories in cinema history. Featuring the iconic hit song "Up Where We Belong" and a new score by hit song writer Ken Hirsch and Grammy nominee Robin Lerner this timeless tale of struggle, success, friendship and love promises to be the musical blockbuster of 2012.

 

An Officer and a Gentleman is a triumphant story of working class heroes surviving great tests; a classic modern day love story about a working class boy and girl who must overcome their upbringing and personal weaknesses to accept life and love.

 

His Story, Her Romance.

 

Websites

 

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical official website

www.anofficerandagentleman.com.au

 

The Star

www.star.com.au

 

Sydney Lyric Theatre

www.sydneylyric.com.au

 

Echo Entertainment

www.echoentertainment.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical To Play Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

 

Today a rehearsal and performance of some of An Officer and a Gentleman took place at the ABC in Ultimo, just down the road from the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star, where the show will officially open to the general public on 18th May 2012.

 

The pitch:

 

A new musical based on the Paramount Pictures-Lorimar movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" written by Douglas Day Stewart

 

Music and lyrics by Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner

Book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen

Director Simon Phillips

Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth

Set and Costume Designer Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer Matt Scott

Musical Director Dave Skelton

Associate Director Dean Bryant

Producers Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost

 

In association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

 

Based on the hugely successful Academy Award-winning film, this new production has been adapted for the stage by the original screen writer, Douglas Day Stewart and co-writer Sharleen Cooper Cohen, with music and lyrics by Kenny Hirsch and Robin Lerner. It will be produced by Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost, and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical).

 

The talented cast that will bring this timeless story to life includes Ben Mingay (Jersey Boys) as Zack Mayo, the classic angry young man who grew up in a "sewer" and dreams of flying jets and parlaying this skill into a better life; Amanda Harrison (Wicked) as Paula Pokrifki, the young factory worker who dreams of becoming a nurse and finding a better life without selling out for it, like everyone around her; Kate Kendall (Next to Normal) as Lynette Pomeroy, Paula's best friend who is determined to marry a flier to escape her dead end life, no matter what it takes; and Alex Rathgeber (The Phantom of the Opera) as Sid Worley, the likeable Okie son of a Navy Admiral who is the class "superstar" at the Naval Academy.

 

A hit across the ages, the 1982 film has become a phenomenon in cinema history, recently listed by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten love stories in cinema history. Featuring the iconic hit song "Up Where We Belong" and a new score by hit song writer Ken Hirsch and Grammy nominee Robin Lerner this timeless tale of struggle, success, friendship and love promises to be the musical blockbuster of 2012.

 

An Officer and a Gentleman is a triumphant story of working class heroes surviving great tests; a classic modern day love story about a working class boy and girl who must overcome their upbringing and personal weaknesses to accept life and love.

 

His Story, Her Romance.

 

Websites

 

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical official website

www.anofficerandagentleman.com.au

 

The Star

www.star.com.au

 

Sydney Lyric Theatre

www.sydneylyric.com.au

 

Echo Entertainment

www.echoentertainment.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

  

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

.... R L BOYCE ~R.L. Boyce’s picnic party became larger this week when his album “Roll And Tumble” picked up a Grammy Award nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album.

The 62-year-old Hill Country bluesman is from tiny Como, Mississippi, also the home of Mississippi Fred McDowell, pioneer of the hypnotic musical style."

WATCH: youtu.be/wM7VOks1eBI - he LOST to the Rolling Stones! huh???

The Nashville Grammys chapter threw a big bash for local Grammy nominees Jan. 26, 2009, at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza.

Baton Rouge Blues Foundation 2019 Gala

Kenny Neal jamming with the Blue Monday Allstars.

 

Ronnie Eads and Kenny Neal.

Ronnie Eads is an original member of the Muscle Shoal Horns and Kenny Neal is a Grammy Nominee that just opened his own studio in Baton Rouge.

2010 Grammy Nominee Keri Hilson

 

Makeup - Sharon Gault

 

Lighting - Speedotron 1205cx + 202vf w/ beauty dish + grid (key), 1205cx + two 202vf w/ Chimera medium Super Strip (rim)

 

Camera - Canon 5D + 85mm F1.8, 1/125th @ F11, 200ISO

A Grammy nominee for

"Best boxed special limited package"

If you like music and are ever in NYC, do yourself a favor and look up 55Bar.com to see if Mike Stern is playing.

 

First of all, 55 Bar is an old, classic dive bar in the West Village. The place is tiny, rustic....and just old. But world class jazz musicians play here nightly, and none bigger than guitarist, Mike Stern.

 

Early on, he was the guitarist for Blood Sweat & Tears....then played for Miles Davis. Now he is a massively successful solo artist. He constantly tours the world, but between tour legs he comes home and practices his chops at 55 Bar, where you can sit at an arm's length and watch him play....and then chat with him between sets.

 

It's always an unreal musical experience to see him here. Only in New York.

My first album artwork.

 

My photo-surreal imagery was noticed here on Flickr by a U.S. jazz artist (actually her husband). She contacted me and asked if I was interested in doing the imagery for her new album. She felt it would work well with the theme and title, "Tales of the Unusual."

 

Her name is Lorraine Feather and she is a most excellent lyricist, vocalist, performer, GRAMMY nominee and all-around nice person. She has quite a long jazz pedigree, including being the godchild of Billie Holiday. Visit www.lorrainefeather.com to read Lorraine's bio.

 

This is a track from the album. "Tales of the Unusual" is getting glowing reviews from U.S. and international jazz critics alike. One reviewer from the BBC called the imagery, "high art." I wonder what he meant by that?

 

TotU just came out today! It is available on Amazon, iTunes, Jazzed Media, and many other places.

 

Happy Valentines Day, and Happy TotU Day! Go have a listen.

A lively Sunday afternoon - a concert of exotic instrumentals by two of New York's most exciting other world music ensembles

TriBeCaStan and God's Unruly Friends

Sunday, March 6, 2016

3 PM - 6 PM

St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

131 E 10th St, New York, New York 10003

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Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

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YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

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Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

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Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

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Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

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Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

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Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

Goddess Polka Dottess

tribecastan.tv/about/

 

***

Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

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Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

***

 

Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

______________

 

BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

***

 

Great video of the late Latin Legend Juan Gabriel singing

with Isabel Pantoja ,the great Spanish Opera singer- 2014

Isabel was married to Spanish Bullfighter Francisco

Rivera " Paquirri" who tragically was killed in September

26 ,1984.If you go to my bullfighter albums I have photos

of Francisco Rivera " Paquirri" along with autographed

banderilla he signed.Also found 2 mini-biographies on

Isabel Pantoja and Juan Gabriel.

 

Así fue - Isabel Pantoja and Juan Gabriel - 2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFjdOjCPPlE

  

Isabel Pantoja

 

Biography

 

Born- August 2, 1956 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain

 

Birth Name - María Isabel Pantoja Martín

 

Daughter and granddaughter of artists, Isabel Pantoja had a hard childhood because of economic problems in her family. At 7 years old she appeared the very first time

 

on a stage. In 1969 her father got hepatitis and she went to Palma de Mallorca with her grandfather. Soon she was acting with her cousin Antonio Cortés "Chiquetete"

 

and his wife Amparo, earning 500 pesetas a day in the "tablao" (flamenco bar) "El Rombo". After one week she was one of the singers. Some time later, her cousin

 

"Chiquetete" was suggested to record a music album and Isabel participated in it. It was her first recording. When their contract was over, they all went back to

 

Sevilla, and there they were made another contract by Baldomero Negrón at his "tablao" "El Embrujo". In "El Embrujo", Isabel danced and clapped, while her cousin

 

Antonio Cortés (future "Chiquetete") was the singer. She was paid 250 pesetas a day. Baldomero Negrón fell in love with Isabel, and encouraged her to sing. She sang

 

themes from Juanita Reina, Marifé de Triana and Rocío Jurado (her favourite singers). Negrón worked hard to promote Isabel, presenting her to Rafael de León and Juan

 

Solano, among others, to judge her worth. Then she moved to Madrid, where she still had a hard life. She lived with her mother in a modest boarding house. Her father,

 

who felt better, moved from Sevilla and got a contract with "El Corral de la Morería", a prestigious "tablao" where great flamenco stars performed for exclusive

 

clients including Hollywood actors. Juan Pantoja asked Manolo del Rey, owner of "El Corral de la Morería", to help her daughter. Del Rey made her a contract for 500

 

pesetas a day. As Maribel, she started dancing only, but one day she was asked to sing. Finally, she ended up earning 1,500 pesetas a day. Juan Solano, dazzled by his

 

young pupil, stopped composing for Rocío Jurado to devote all his attention to Isabel. A little while later, her father felt very bad and went back to Sevilla where he

 

died. Isabel was with him until his end. In 1974, she recorded her first album alone, where Juan Solano prepared all the songs for her. The A side started with a song

 

made up of lyrics by Rafael de León and music by Juan Solano, which had had little success with Concha Márquez Piquer: "Fue por tu voz". From Solano and De León were

 

also "Ten compasión de mí" and "Un rojo, rojo clavel" (being the latter a great success with Rocío Jurado). All the following songs were from José Antonio Ochaíta,

 

Xandro Valerio and Juan Solano. On 26 May 1980, Isabel Pantoja was at Jerez de la Frontera, during the local festivities, and after a bullfight she found at the hall

 

of the Hotel Jerez a well-known reporter, Manuel Gallardo, who invited her to go upstairs to congratulate the bullfighter Paquirri. Their meeting was short, but there

 

was a love at first sight. On 30 April 1983 they got married. She spent the summer of 1983 singing all over Spain. In August, being pregnant of 3 months, she announced

 

that she would continue singing only until the autumn, to retire later. The baby was born on 9 February 1984, and he was given the name of Francisco José. The months

 

that followed were full of happiness for the little family. But on 26 September 1984 a tragedy occured. Paquirri, who was in a bullfight in Pozoblanco (Córdoba), was

 

gored by a bull named Avispado and died while he was being moved to the Hospital of Córdoba. It took Isabel more than one year to go back to the stage. During that

 

time she only allowed one interview, on 25 November 1985, where she presented her song "Marinero de luces", composed by José Luis Perales. Her new album was made of

 

songs which reflected her state of mind. Some days later, in December, she presented all the songs during a benefit gala for the "Fundación Reina Sofía" at the theatre

 

Lope de Vega, in Madrid. The kings of Spain Juan Carlos de Borbón and Sofía de Grecia met her in a private audience at the Palacio de la Zarzuela. And from that moment

 

until present day Isabel has got success after success and has become a solid first star. In 1990, the cinematographic production company of the singer Víctor Manuel

 

suggested her to be the main actress in Yo soy ésa (1990), directed by Luis Sanz, discoverer of stars and expert on the Andalusian song. The film was a great success,

 

with more than 1,500,000,000 pesetas at the box office. At the same time, a double album appeared with 20 songs, although not all of the songs appeared in the film.

 

The album was titled "La Canción Española", and the recording was made together with the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra, conducted by Luis Cobos. On the spring of 1991,

 

she was the first star of her second film, _Día que nací yo, El (1991)_ , where there was less singing and more acting for her. Although she has announced plans to

 

retire soon to spend more time with her family, Isabel has continued her triumphant career. Only Rocío Jurado and her have maintained during these recent times the

 

sacred flame of myth and the live legend of the Spanish song.

  

Juan Gabriel

 

MEXICAN SINGER-SONGWRITER

  

Juan Gabriel was one of Mexico's most successful songwriters and vocalists. A six-time Grammy nominee, Gabriel sold over 100 million copies of his albums, and

 

performed sold-out concerts throughout the world until his death at the age of 66. In addition to recording numerous hits on his own, Gabriel produced albums for Rocio

 

Durcal, Lucha Villa, Lola Beltran, and Paul Anka. His songs were covered by a lengthy list of Latin artists, including Ana Gabriel (no relation), Rocio Durcal, Isabel

 

Pantoja, Raúl Di Blasio, Marc Anthony, and Son del Son, the latter group having released two albums comprised entirely of Gabriel material, Costumbres and Son de Juan.

 

The recipient of the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award in 1995, Gabriel was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame the following year. During an

 

interview shortly after his induction, Gabriel said, "I compose songs with a lot of simplicity because my school has been the streets and people have been my books."

The youngest of ten children, Gabriel (born Alberto Aguilera Valadez) was raised in the border town of Juárez by his mother, who worked as a housekeeper. (He later

 

owned the mansion in which she worked.) Singing from earliest memory, Gabriel was already writing his own songs by the age of 13. Changing his name to Adam Luna,

 

Gabriel began singing in the nightclubs of Juarez's downtown strip in his teens. One nightspot, El Noa Noa, was later immortalized in one of his most popular tunes.

 

Gabriel later moved to Mexico City, changed his name again to Juan Gabriel, and in 1971 recorded his first hit, "No Tengo Dinero" (I Have No Money). Over the next 14

 

years, he rose to international recognition, appearing in such films as Nobleza Ranchera, Del Otro Lado del Puerte, and Es Mi Vida. By 1985, he had sold an estimated

 

20 million records.

 

Just as his career reached its peak, Gabriel had a major conflict with BMG over control of his copyrights. Over the next eight years, he refused to record any new

 

material. He finally reached a compromise with BMG in 1994, and quickly made up for lost time. In 1995, three of his songs reached the Top 40 of Billboard's Latin

 

radio charts. While his own recording of "El Palo" (The Stick) reached number one, cover versions of his songs -- "Como la Luna" (Like the Moon) by Banda Maguey and

 

"No Tengo Dinero" by Ana Gabriel -- also performed well. In 1999, Gabriel's tour of United States was sponsored by the Sears Corporation. During the next few years, he

 

averaged a new album every year, including Querida, Por los Siglos, and Inocente de Ti, which was issued in 2010.

Mis 40 en Bellas Artes: En Vivo Desde Bellas Artes, México 2013For the next few years, Gabriel allowed his label to release several compilations while he spent his

 

time touring and producing other artists. In 2013, he returned to the great Bellas Artes Theater in Mexico to celebrate 40 years in music. En Vivo Desde Bellas Artes

 

was released in a number of packages in the summer of 2014. In January of 2015, Gabriel was nominated to the Latin Songwriter's Hall of Fame; in February, Los Dúo, his

 

first studio album in five years, appeared. A collection of his hits sung in duet with a wide variety of Latin music all-stars including Juanes, the set topped the

 

Latin charts.

Los Duo, Vol. 2Los Dúo, Vol. 2 followed in December. It featured the singer with Marc Anthony, Laura Pausini, J Balvin, Carla Morrison, Alejandro Fernández, Joan

 

Sebastian (recorded shortly before his death), and others. Los Dúo, Vol. 2 entered numerous Latin album charts in the top spot and also spawned sales of its

 

predecessor; the two volumes alternated weeks in the number one spot at the beginning of 2016. In August, Gabriel released the double-length Vestido de Etiqueta por

 

Eduardo Magallanes to celebrate his 45th anniversary as a recording artist. Titled for the longstanding arranger, the set contained 34 classics from the singer's

 

catalog, reimagined with a symphony orchestra as accompaniment. The songs were performed in a wide variety of rhythmic styles including milonga, Cuban son, salsa,

 

tango, and huaponga. Upon release, the album entered the Latin Albums chart at number one; it was his third such entry in a single year. Less than three weeks later,

 

however, he died of a heart attack while on a tour of the U.S.

   

please view on black

 

cologne - 06/2012

listening to invisible - pet shop boys

 

Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasional guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards.

 

One of the world's best-selling music artists, Pet Shop Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide, and are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records. Three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy nominees, since 1986 they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including four number ones: "West End Girls", "It's a Sin", "Always on My Mind" and "Heart".

 

At the 2009 BRIT Awards, Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. The duo's latest studio album, Yes (continuing their tradition of single word titles) was released on 23 March 2009.

 

source: wikipedia

Music, being akin to ageless tintype treasures, holds whispers and surprises of hidden secrets. Secrets that are instantaneous and telepathic; the expanding universe of sound and rhythm,. Thus timeless - enfolding the past and present...steps into the beyond.

___

 

“In the drowsy dark caves of the mind

dreams build their nest with fragments

dropped from day's caravan.”

―Rabindranath Tagore

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Contact/Listen

 

www.premik.com

www.facebook.com/premik.tubbs

www.reverbnation.com/premik

www.broadjam.com/premik

www.myspace.com/premik

www.emusic.com/album/premik/mission-transcendence/10884302/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premik_Russell_Tubbs

New music coming soon!

__________________

__________

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

****

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

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Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

 

***

Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

***

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

***

 

Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

______________

 

BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

"This Friday on my home turf at Panorama Cafe in Jamaica Queens, these 3 fabulous Indian musicians will be joining me (who I also recently performed with IN India!) Shakir Kalavant, Imran Khan Kalavant and Azam Kalavant. Also, my tabla playing soul brother Sahishnu Szczesiul will be on board to open the program. Ragas & talas will fill the room that evening, so DO join us if you can! (but do call to RSVP!) Till then, Namaskar.." -Premik

2016

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"Music fills the infinite between two souls."Rabindranath Tagore

 

"Music is a universal language. It is through music that the universal feeling of oneness can be achieved in the twinkling of an eye." -Sri Chinmoy

____

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

****

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

Goddess Polka Dottess

tribecastan.tv/about/

 

***

Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

***

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

***

 

Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

______________

 

BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

"This Friday on my home turf at Panorama Cafe in Jamaica Queens, these 3 fabulous Indian musicians will be joining me (who I also recently performed with IN India!) Shakir Kalavant, Imran Khan Kalavant and Azam Kalavant. Also, my tabla playing soul brother Sahishnu Szczesiul will be on board to open the program. Ragas & talas will fill the room that evening, so DO join us if you can! (but do call to RSVP!) Till then, Namaskar.." -Premik

2016

____

 

"Music fills the infinite between two souls."Rabindranath Tagore

 

"Music is a universal language. It is through music that the universal feeling of oneness can be achieved in the twinkling of an eye." -Sri Chinmoy

____

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

****

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

Goddess Polka Dottess

tribecastan.tv/about/

 

***

Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

***

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

***

 

Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

______________

 

BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

 

Contact/Listen

 

www.premik.com

www.facebook.com/premik.tubbs

www.reverbnation.com/premik

www.broadjam.com/premik

www.myspace.com/premik

www.emusic.com/album/premik/mission-transcendence/10884302/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premik_Russell_Tubbs

New music coming soon!

__________________

__________

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

****

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

 

***

Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

***

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

***

 

Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

______________

 

BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

"This Friday on my home turf at Panorama Cafe in Jamaica Queens, these 3 fabulous Indian musicians will be joining me (who I also recently performed with IN India!) Shakir Kalavant, Imran Khan Kalavant and Azam Kalavant. Also, my tabla playing soul brother Sahishnu Szczesiul will be on board to open the program. Ragas & talas will fill the room that evening, so DO join us if you can! (but do call to RSVP!) Till then, Namaskar.." -Premik

2016

____

 

"Music fills the infinite between two souls."Rabindranath Tagore

 

"Music is a universal language. It is through music that the universal feeling of oneness can be achieved in the twinkling of an eye." -Sri Chinmoy

____

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

****

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

Goddess Polka Dottess

tribecastan.tv/about/

 

***

Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

***

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

***

 

Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

______________

 

BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

Glen Hansard (singer of The Frames) solo acoustic at Michelle Records, Hamburg 12/11/12 smiling just for my camera ;)

A look back...

Premik @ Royal Albert Hall with Boris Grebenshikov

 

Premik’s May of 2008 schedule led him to perform in Sting's Rainforest Foundation Fund benefit concert Some Kinda Legacy at Carnegie Hall followed by extensive touring with Russian legend Boris Grebenshikov beginning in London at the Royal Albert Hall, continuing on to Dublin, Kiev, Milan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, ending the year in Vienna.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdWEWXTbL9M

The grandfather of Russian Rock

___________

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

****

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

Goddess Polka Dottess

tribecastan.tv/about/

 

***

Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

***

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

***

 

Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

______________

 

BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

Photographer/Illustrator: Fred H. Politinsky

Subject: Jazz Greats

 

View my photographs on the following websites:

www.flickriver.com/photos/jackpot999

www.fluidr.com/photos/jackpot999

www.flickr.com/photos/jackpot999

GOOGLE at NPR JAZZ PHOTOGRAPHY POOL - FLICKRIVER (Look for photographs by Bebop18.)

 

ALL OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED. DO NOT USE, EDIT OR COPY ANY OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.

"Two - Time Grammy nominee"

 

“Etienne aims at the blues feelings, as well as ballads full of dynamism and sharp, precious inflections.” - All About Jazz Italia

 

“He rather prefers working on vibrations, like a whispered, aired sound according to Ben Webster’s style.” - All About Jazz Italia

 

“The music was not simply reworked….Charles seemed to dissect the music studying every note and then proceeded to weave elements of Dixieland, Francesca, modal, bebop and modern styles into his arrangements, all while maintaining the integrity of the original compositions. “ – Trinidad Express

 

www.etiennecharles.com/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxeWmaKbLWs&feature=player_em...!

The Rising is the 12th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002. In addition to being Springsteen's first studio album in seven years, it was also his first with the E Street Band in 18 years. It was released as Springsteen's reflections on the September 11, 2001 attacks.

 

Upon its release, The Rising was a critical and commercial success, and hailed as the triumphant return of "The Boss". It garnered a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2003; although nominated for, and widely favored to take, the Album of the Year award as well, it was bested by Norah Jones' debut album Come Away with Me. Title song "The Rising" was also a Grammy nominee and recipient.

 

In 2002, The Rising was one of only two albums to receive Rolling Stone magazine's highest rating - five stars - the other being Beck's Sea Change.

 

Burano. Italy.

2010 Grammy Nominee Keri Hilson

 

Makeup - Sharon Gault

 

Lighting - Speedotron 1205cx + 202vf w/ beauty dish + grid (key), 1205cx + two 202vf w/ Chimera medium Super Strip (rim)

 

Camera - Canon 5D + 85mm F1.8, 1/125th @ F11, 200ISO

After performing at the Live on the Lawn event, Tia Carrere was greeting the public selling her CDs, autographing them and taking pics so since I was there, I got my friend to take a quick photo of me with her.

 

"Live From the Lawn" Grammy Awards Concert

Hawai'i State Art Museum

250 Hotel Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

 

This free concert featured artists from the albums nominated for a grammy for Best Hawaiian Music Album: He Nani, Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho; Friends & Family of Hawai'i, Amy Hanaiali'i (performing duets with John Cruz, Eric Gilliom, Dennis Kamakahi, Kaumaka'iwa Kanaka'ole, and Sean Na'auao); Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty, Ho'okena; Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2, Various Artists (Dennis Kamakahi, George Kahumoku, Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, Sonny Lim, Owana Salazar, and Jeff Peterson).

 

This free concert was presented by the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Friends of the Hawai'i State Art Museum, with support from the LEF Foundation, DBEDT, Outrigger Hotels and Clear Channel Communications.

 

A look back...

House of Lords

 

Premik’s May of 2008 schedule led him to perform in Sting's Rainforest Foundation Fund benefit concert Some Kinda Legacy at Carnegie Hall followed by extensive touring with Russian legend Boris Grebenshikov beginning in London at the Royal Albert Hall, continuing on to Dublin, Kiev, Milan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, ending the year in Vienna.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdWEWXTbL9M

The grandfather of Russian Rock

__________

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

****

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

****

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

Goddess Polka Dottess

tribecastan.tv/about/

 

***

Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

***

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

***

 

Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

______________

 

BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

A lively Sunday afternoon - a concert of exotic instrumentals by two of New York's most exciting other world music ensembles

TriBeCaStan and God's Unruly Friends

Sunday, March 6, 2016

3 PM - 6 PM

St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

131 E 10th St, New York, New York 10003

 

TriBeCaStan - @ St. Mark's Church - with John Kruth, Kenny Margolis, Jeff Greene, Ray Peterson, Kirk Driscoll, Premik Russell Tubbs, Christopher Morrow & percussion by Lara Gonzalez

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Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

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YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

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Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

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Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

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Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

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Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

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New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

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Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

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Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

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Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

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Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

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TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

Goddess Polka Dottess

tribecastan.tv/about/

 

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Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

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Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

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Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

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BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

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Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

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Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

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An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical To Play Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

 

Tonight of An Officer and a Gentleman enjoyed its Sydney, Australia premiere at The Star's Lyric Theatre at Ultimo.

 

The red carpet premiere was well attended by media and celebrities, and its understood the production is likely to match if not exceed the hype.

 

Producer John Frost said that more hard-won world premieres were in store.

 

"Not just Australian stories, but international stories that can be exported to international markets," Frost said.

 

Producers from Germany, South Korea, Canada, New York and London were at tonight's opening.

 

Frost said the $6 million budget for An Officer And A Gentleman was about half what it might have been if it was developed in New York or London.

 

"Things are just easier and cheaper here, and in New York and London, you're so far out of town (doing the set building) trying to get it right and get it fixed," he said.

 

Frost said the process of developing new musicals, as opposed to simply remounting a successful overseas version, would help build production skills for the creation of new musicals in the future.

 

"What this is doing is establishing people like (An Officer And A Gentleman) director Simon Phillips, his choreographer and his assistants, to do new stuff they're not used to doing, because they are used to doing stuff that's already been done and what we are trying to do is to broaden that experience so a lot more directors and a lot more writers get that opportunity," Frost added.

 

Later next year and early 2014 Frost expects to mount world premieres of Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Show and Red Dog. His production of Doctor Zhivago is approaching the end of a six month-long run in Seoul and will then be mounted in New York.

 

The Media Man and Music News Australia agencies were overheard agreeing "Another world class production put on by The Star and Lyric Theatre".

 

The pitch:

 

A new musical based on the Paramount Pictures-Lorimar movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" written by Douglas Day Stewart

 

Music and lyrics by Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner

Book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen

Director Simon Phillips

Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth

Set and Costume Designer Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer Matt Scott

Musical Director Dave Skelton

Associate Director Dean Bryant

Producers Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost

 

In association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

 

Based on the hugely successful Academy Award-winning film, this new production has been adapted for the stage by the original screen writer, Douglas Day Stewart and co-writer Sharleen Cooper Cohen, with music and lyrics by Kenny Hirsch and Robin Lerner. It will be produced by Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost, and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical).

 

The talented cast that will bring this timeless story to life includes Ben Mingay (Jersey Boys) as Zack Mayo, the classic angry young man who grew up in a "sewer" and dreams of flying jets and parlaying this skill into a better life; Amanda Harrison (Wicked) as Paula Pokrifki, the young factory worker who dreams of becoming a nurse and finding a better life without selling out for it, like everyone around her; Kate Kendall (Next to Normal) as Lynette Pomeroy, Paula's best friend who is determined to marry a flier to escape her dead end life, no matter what it takes; and Alex Rathgeber (The Phantom of the Opera) as Sid Worley, the likeable Okie son of a Navy Admiral who is the class "superstar" at the Naval Academy.

 

A hit across the ages, the 1982 film has become a phenomenon in cinema history, recently listed by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten love stories in cinema history. Featuring the iconic hit song "Up Where We Belong" and a new score by hit song writer Ken Hirsch and Grammy nominee Robin Lerner this timeless tale of struggle, success, friendship and love promises to be the musical blockbuster of 2012.

 

An Officer and a Gentleman is a triumphant story of working class heroes surviving great tests; a classic modern day love story about a working class boy and girl who must overcome their upbringing and personal weaknesses to accept life and love.

 

His Story, Her Romance.

 

Websites

 

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical official website

www.anofficerandagentleman.com.au

 

The Star

www.star.com.au

 

Sydney Lyric Theatre

www.sydneylyric.com.au

 

Echo Entertainment

www.echoentertainment.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical To Play Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

 

Tonight of An Officer and a Gentleman enjoyed its Sydney, Australia premiere at The Star's Lyric Theatre at Ultimo.

 

The red carpet premiere was well attended by media and celebrities, and its understood the production is likely to match if not exceed the hype.

 

Producer John Frost said that more hard-won world premieres were in store.

 

"Not just Australian stories, but international stories that can be exported to international markets," Frost said.

 

Producers from Germany, South Korea, Canada, New York and London were at tonight's opening.

 

Frost said the $6 million budget for An Officer And A Gentleman was about half what it might have been if it was developed in New York or London.

 

"Things are just easier and cheaper here, and in New York and London, you're so far out of town (doing the set building) trying to get it right and get it fixed," he said.

 

Frost said the process of developing new musicals, as opposed to simply remounting a successful overseas version, would help build production skills for the creation of new musicals in the future.

 

"What this is doing is establishing people like (An Officer And A Gentleman) director Simon Phillips, his choreographer and his assistants, to do new stuff they're not used to doing, because they are used to doing stuff that's already been done and what we are trying to do is to broaden that experience so a lot more directors and a lot more writers get that opportunity," Frost added.

 

Later next year and early 2014 Frost expects to mount world premieres of Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Show and Red Dog. His production of Doctor Zhivago is approaching the end of a six month-long run in Seoul and will then be mounted in New York.

 

The Media Man and Music News Australia agencies were overheard agreeing "Another world class production put on by The Star and Lyric Theatre".

 

The pitch:

 

A new musical based on the Paramount Pictures-Lorimar movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" written by Douglas Day Stewart

 

Music and lyrics by Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner

Book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen

Director Simon Phillips

Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth

Set and Costume Designer Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer Matt Scott

Musical Director Dave Skelton

Associate Director Dean Bryant

Producers Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost

 

In association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

 

Based on the hugely successful Academy Award-winning film, this new production has been adapted for the stage by the original screen writer, Douglas Day Stewart and co-writer Sharleen Cooper Cohen, with music and lyrics by Kenny Hirsch and Robin Lerner. It will be produced by Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost, and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical).

 

The talented cast that will bring this timeless story to life includes Ben Mingay (Jersey Boys) as Zack Mayo, the classic angry young man who grew up in a "sewer" and dreams of flying jets and parlaying this skill into a better life; Amanda Harrison (Wicked) as Paula Pokrifki, the young factory worker who dreams of becoming a nurse and finding a better life without selling out for it, like everyone around her; Kate Kendall (Next to Normal) as Lynette Pomeroy, Paula's best friend who is determined to marry a flier to escape her dead end life, no matter what it takes; and Alex Rathgeber (The Phantom of the Opera) as Sid Worley, the likeable Okie son of a Navy Admiral who is the class "superstar" at the Naval Academy.

 

A hit across the ages, the 1982 film has become a phenomenon in cinema history, recently listed by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten love stories in cinema history. Featuring the iconic hit song "Up Where We Belong" and a new score by hit song writer Ken Hirsch and Grammy nominee Robin Lerner this timeless tale of struggle, success, friendship and love promises to be the musical blockbuster of 2012.

 

An Officer and a Gentleman is a triumphant story of working class heroes surviving great tests; a classic modern day love story about a working class boy and girl who must overcome their upbringing and personal weaknesses to accept life and love.

 

His Story, Her Romance.

 

Websites

 

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical official website

www.anofficerandagentleman.com.au

 

The Star

www.star.com.au

 

Sydney Lyric Theatre

www.sydneylyric.com.au

 

Echo Entertainment

www.echoentertainment.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Growing up, we were different.

 

When you’re a kid, different isn’t a good thing.

 

We moved a lot, driftwood in the steady sea of normalcy that was whatever suburb or city outskirt we touched down in. Each landing meant recognizance: Who are these people? What do they wear? What do they care about? Followed by some serious fitting-in.

 

My sister was the master: she used Nice like a tactical weapon. She could fold herself into any new social situation and own it with her smile.

 

I wasn’t so good at it, but I got along. Mostly through subterfuge and deception. I hid myself behind a screen of what I determined -- through astute observation -- was normal. I left the awkward lunches that my mother packed for me in my locker (course homemade wheat bread smeared with strange combinations of avocados and sprouts or peanut butter and banana; raw fruit juices; the occasional disastrous and stinky split pea soup with tofu subbed in for ham) and got by on the change that I scrounged off my parents’ dresser. For years I survived on 60 cent lunches of 10 cent milk cartons and packages of hostess powdered donuts, because I didn’t want to pull out my strange sandwiches at a table full of white bread wonder and bologna. (We didn’t eat much meat, either.)

 

My radar was always up; I was always scanning for difference and working hard to conform to the norm.

 

One of the things that made us different from the rest of our normal block was the mass and scale of my father’s record album collection. He had shelves made especially for the vinyl that he received in the course of his trade: deep massive shelves that accommodated big blocks of records and smaller portions for the amp and turntable and reel to reel that siphoned music like fuel through a mass of wires to his big orange waffle grid JBL speakers. The shelves were made of one inch pine which wasn’t enough: they bowed under the weight.

 

This was a different that I didn’t mind. Home was church when the music was on. I didn’t learn until much later, from a high school boyfriend, that my speech was peppered with expressions that marked me as different without my knowing: I said things like “flip side” and “give it a spin” as easy as breathing.

 

I had my own albums that were gifts from my dad, starting with when I received my first turntable on my 8th birthday. It came with a pile of records that must have weighed at least 25 pounds: A crazy mashup of the Beatles and Fantasia and the Brady Kids singing “Ben”. Ragtime, bad pop, symphony and rock and roll.

 

Many of the albums that I played full tilt in the privacy of my room were stamped with “Promotional Copy Only: Not for Sale”.

 

Different.

 

It was a long time before I learned that albums cost money: Up to ten dollars a friend told me, when she was talking about how expensive they were. I was amazed. Records just arrived at our house: packages at the door several times a week. I never saw money change hands, although I had a sense that something was going on at that big Peaches record store that my dad would frequently schlep us to. (I want to say it was on Colfax -- this was Denver -- but I’m sure I’m wrong about that.)

 

I felt vaguely ashamed of the Promo Copy stamps on so many of our album covers, and of their notched corners. I hid them from my friends, pulling out only the pristine covers that appeared “paid for” when they came over to play.

 

In junior high I sucked up my shame on the afternoon we were all invited to bring albums to music class. I brought in two Commodore albums, when the Commodores were cool, and I figured I would be careful and hide the promo stamps from view.

 

The discovery was made of course, by one of those loud boys who always uncover the awkward and untoward and announce it to everyone within shouting distance. How did I get these? Theft was implied. My face flushed red with shame as I stuttered and explained: “Yeah. My dad gets those from work.”

 

Silence. More shame. More fierce blushing fire.

 

Then his face softened, almost amazed. “What does your dad do?”

 

Unlike when we lived a long time before in New York and LA, very few suburban kids had parents in the music industry. It was hard to explain promotions and production to a room full of kids who only knew about the folks singing the songs, but I tried. And they listened. Eagerly and interested.

 

Which is when it first dawned on me that different could be good.

 

I was reminded of the Promo stamp, and my shame, when I picked up a bin of cheap vinyl recently, and then in a matter of days received a couple of promo copies of my own that I wanted to pass along. I’ve only given each of these a quick listen, but it was good enough on the first pass to share.

 

The first came from my dad, who’s still pimping tunes even though he’s no longer on the payroll: Cowboy Fandango by Michael Hurwitz and the Aimless Drifters. Hurwitz is a cowboy and songwriter whose true western lyrics include references to old green trucks and UFOs over Wyoming. The CD cover features a naked lady astride a centaur who looks remarkably like Hurwitz. Quirky and classic and so worth a listen.

 

There’s also two-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto’s latest release, Alma do Nordeste (soul of the northeast), which his lovely wife Luzia delivered to me over lunch when I saw her in Seattle.

 

Jovino and Luzia and their kids are family to me, ever since we met in the cherry blossomed strewn courtyard of the cheap shotgun shacks that we rented at the end of Broadway in Seattle, so I’ve course I’m going to plug Jovino’s newest CD. But also because it was inspired by the trip they took through the Northeast of Brazil recording indigenous music, and because he invokes the legacy and influence of Hermeto Pascoal, whom Jovino played with for years, and who, like Jovino, makes music that’s remarkably different.

 

In a really good way.

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