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Janiva Magness

9/29/17

191 Toole

Tucson, AZ

Steve Aoki

3/7/18

Rialto Theatre

Tucson, AZ.

Janiva Magness

9/29/17

191 Toole

Tucson, AZ

.... 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???

• Ace accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco (Buck/Stanley Dural) • Buckwheat Zydeco won the Grammy Award for Best Cajun-Zydeco album for Lay Your Burden Down!

• Hey, good looking:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRRW3aine6Y&feature=artist

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHlHt7Djcg0

• Creole Country: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyXVRgrSiwQ&feature=related

• Hard to stop fun... www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHlHt7Djcg0&feature=related

 

• Ace accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco (Buck/Stanley Dural)

Buckwheat Zydeco - On A Night Like This - Live -1989

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• Buck said: "Thanks so much to all our fans who were rooting for us and everyone

who has congratulated us. After 5 nominations in 3 different categories, we really appreciate winning it. If you haven't heard the album yet, give it a spin!"

 

• ...Producer Steve Berlin captures Dural's natural bayou bounce but lets him wander into other territory while keeping one foot firmly in zydeco… But Dural's sound is as steeped in blues as in the joyous Louisiana soul at the heart of this outstanding, wonderfully diverse set. – Blues Revue

 

• ...You can't attack a levee with a guitar, but Buckwheat Zydeco and Sonny Landreth seem to try on "When the Levee Breaks…" It's a startling and potent opening to an album that goes on to subvert all expectations… There's almost too much life on this near-bursting release, proving that thirty years into the music game, Buckwheat Zydeco is still brimming with ideas. – Rhapsody.com

 

• BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO

 

• Contemporary zydeco's most popular performer, accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural was the natural successor to the throne vacated by the death of his mentor Clifton Chenier; infusing his propulsive party music with strains of rock and R&B, his urbanized sound -- complete with touches of synthesizer and trumpet -- married traditional and contemporary zydeco with uncommon flair, in the process reaching a wider mainstream audience than any artist before him.

 

• Dural was born in Lafayette, LA, on November 14, 1947; with his braided hair, he soon acquired the nickname "Buckwheat" (an homage to the Our Gang character), and by the age of four was already touted as a piano prodigy. Although often exposed to traditional zydeco as a child, he preferred R&B, and by the mid-'50s was playing professionally with Lynn August; Dural's acclaim as a keyboardist quickly spread, and he also backed notables including Joe Tex and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.

 

• In 1971, Dural founded Buckwheat & the Hitchhikers, a 16-piece funk band that he led for the next half decade; however, in 1976 he finally fell under zydeco's sway when recruited to back Chenier -- a friend of his father -- on tour. Originally brought on as an organist, Dural picked up the accordion within two years and began learning from the master himself; rechristening himself Buckwheat Zydeco, he formed his own combo by 1979, the Ils Sont Partis Band (translated as "They're off!, " so named in honor of the cry heard at the beginning of each horse race at the Lafayette track).

 

• Upon signing to the Blues Unlimited label, the group debuted in 1979 with One for the Road, followed in 1980 by Take It Easy, Baby. After 1983's 100% Fortified Zydeco, the group moved to the Rounder label, where it issued the Grammy-nominated Turning Point; the 1985 follow-up, Waitin' for My Ya Ya, was similarly honored.

 

• In 1986, New York-based music critic Ted Fox helped Buckwheat Zydeco land a deal with Island Records, in the process becoming the first zydeco act ever signed to a major label; Fox subsequently acted as their producer as well. The group made its Island debut in 1987 with the acclaimed On a Night Like This, another Grammy nominee; that same year the band also appeared in the hit movie The Big Easy, further increasing its public visibility.

 

• Taking It Home followed in 1988, but after 1990's Where There's Smoke There's Fire, Buckwheat Zydeco was dropped by Island, signing to Charisma for 1992's On Track. The years to follow saw the band drifting from one label to another, signing to Warner for 1994's Choo Choo Boogaloo, then hopping to Atlantic for 1997's Trouble; although their commercial fortunes may have dipped, they remained hugely popular as a live attraction, despite purists' charges of commercialism, and celebrated two decades of music in 1999 with The Buckwheat Zydeco Story: A 20 Year Party. Dural continued to be active in the 21st century, releasing Jackpot! in 2005, followed by Lay Your Burden Down in 2009.

 

~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

 

• WE'RE COMING YOUR WAY!!!!

• Buckwheat Zydeco THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ITINERARY:

www.buckwheatzydeco.com/bwzydecolive/bwzydecolive.html

 

• ZYDECO MUSIC STYLE

 

www.goear.com/listen/710717f/zydeco-gris-gris-beausoleil

 

• Zydeco (French: "les haricots" or "le zaricot", English: "green beans" or "snap beans") is a form of American roots or folk music. It evolved in southwest Louisiana in the early 19th century from forms of Creole music. The rural black Creoles of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas still sing in Louisiana Creole French.

 

Usually fast tempo and dominated by the button or piano accordion and a form of a washboard known as a "rub-board," "scrub-board," or frottoir, zydeco music was originally created at house dances, where families and friends gathered for socializing.

 

• Sometimes the music moved to the Catholic Church community center, as Creoles were mostly Catholic. Later it moved to rural dance halls and nightclubs. As a result, the music integrated waltzes, shuffles, two-steps, blues, rock and roll, and most dance music forms of the era. Today, the tradition of change and evolution in the music continues. It stays current while integrating even more genres such as R&B, soul, brass band, reggae, urban hip, ska, rock, Afro-Caribbean and other styles, in addition to the traditional forms.

 

Stylistic origins

Creole music, Cajun music, African American blues and jazz

Cultural origins

Early 20th century Creoles in Louisiana

Typical instruments

Accordion, fiddle, vest frottoir, drums, guitar, bass guitar, washboard

 

READ MORE:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zydeco

 

• There are Zydeco festivals throughout America and Europe. Zydeco music is performed at festivals, schools, performing art centers and large corporate events. It is performed for presidents and celebrities, heard on cinema soundtracks and used to advertise everything from autos to toothpaste to antacids, pharmaceuticals and candy bars. Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine among many others have featured it. It is played on radio stations around the world and on Internet radio.

  

• Instruments

 

• The first zydeco vest frottoir (rubboard) was designed by Clifton Chenier, the "King of Zydeco," in 1946 while he and his brother, Cleveland, were working at an oil refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The first zydeco rubboard made to Chenier's design was made at Chenier's request by their fellow Louisianan, Willie Landry, a master welder-fabricator, who was also working at the refinery. The zydeco rubboard, designed specifically for the genre solely as a percussion instrument, is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution[2].

 

Other instruments common in zydeco include the old world accordion which is found in folk and roots music globally, guitar, bass guitar, drums, fiddle, horns and keyboards.

 

 

Country music legend George Strait's 2009 "Twang" album includes a song called "Hot Grease and Zydeco."

Zydeco music is also a central theme in the German award-winning film Schultze Gets the Blues about a retired polka-playing miner living in rural eastern Germany, who, after hearing Zydeco music on the radio, without knowing a word of English, embarks on a tragicomical odyssey to Louisiana.[4]

Zydeco music is featured in the pop song "Cupid Shuffle."

 

ARNB.ORG, Cajun and Zydeco Music Event Schedules for the WorldNational Geographic.com - Nat Geo Music: Zydeco page

 

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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.

This photo appeared in this week's North Hawaii News, which was published this morning.

 

This was the first assignment where I was both the story writer and photographer. The article I wrote is found below this photo's byline, seen here:

 

BILL ADAMS | NORTH HAWAII NEWS

 

2008 Grammy Award nominee Donald Kauli'a, left, prepares to begin a slack key guitar lesson for five students from Cornell University's Earth and Environmental Systems (EES) Field Program.

 

The students pictured are, from front-row-top, Kourtney Reynolds, a senior from San Diego, California, Hannah Kubica, a junior from Little Falls, New York, Keisuke Irie, a senior from Bergen County, New Jersey, Matt Connelly, a sophomore from Syracuse, New York, and Tyler Huth, a sophomore from Boston, Massachusetts. In the rear is EES Field Program Director and Professor, Dr. Alexandra Moore.

 

The session was held at the Waimea Music Exchange store in the Parker Ranch Center this past Saturday.

 

--

Studies In The Art Of The Slack Key

by Bill Adams

 

The Waimea Music Exchange store at Parker Center was filled with the beautiful sounds of Hawaiian music this past Saturday morning as a group of students from Cornell University participated in a slack key guitar lesson taught by the Big Island's own Don Kauli'a, whose album "Sweet Wahine" was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award.

 

The students are enrolled in Cornell's Earth and Environmental Systems (EES) Field Program. A 5-month course which spans the entire spring semester, students engage in field, class and laboratory studies focused on the various ecosystems of our Hawaiian island chain and of Hawaii's history and culture.

 

Led by Professor Dr. Alexandra Moore, the EES Field Program is based out of Waimea and hosted by the Hawaii Preparatory Academy. The students' living quarters is the 8-bedroom Waiaka House near the main campus of HPA.

 

Dr. Moore explained, "The students are immersed in studies geared towards "Kumu Pa'a I Ka 'Aina, which translates to 'Knowledge and understanding that comes from the land.'"

 

The stated mission of the EES Field Program is "To inspire stewardship of the Earth through first-hand experience with the power, and fragility, of Earth's interconnected systems."

 

Upon completion of the EES Field Program, students will achieve 18 credit hours from courses such as; Field Study of the Earth System, Biogeochemistry of the Hawaiian Islands, Field Study of Marine Ecosystems, Internship Experience, and an Introduction to Hawaiian History and Culture, which included Saturday's slack key guitar lesson.

 

The Program stresses the importance of respecting the Hawaiian ancestral lands and to give something back to the community by engaging in a variety of service learning (in class) projects and local volunteer opportunities. Students are also encouraged to explore ways in which they can contribute to the well-being of their adopted community.

 

Before Saturday's lesson began, the students were able to briefly meet and chat with another famous Big Island slack key guitar master, Sonny Lim, a 2007 Grammy Award winner for his work on the album, "Slack Key Guitar Volume 2".

 

Participating in Saturday's guitar lessons were a diverse group of five Cornell University students; Hannah Kubica, a junior from Little Falls, New York, Keisuke Irie, a senior from Bergen County, New Jersey, Matt Connelly, a sophomore from Syracuse, New York, Kourtney Reynolds, a senior from San Diego, California and Tyler Huth, a sophomore from Boston, Massachusetts.

 

More information about Cornell University's EES Field Program can be found on the Internet at www.geo.cornell.edu/hawaii.

 

59th

GRAMMY nominees Justin Bieber, Josh Gudwin, Steve James, Randy Merrill,

and others tell the inside story of the Album Of The Year-nominated

Purpose

  

It’s tempting to play the numbers game with Justin Bieber’s Purpose.

More than two years in the making. His fifth...

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Justin Bieber

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

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Bask in the warm rays of the Nayarit sun, and soak in the sounds of Latin Grammy Nominee, Caloncho, as he sings of the soothing effects of music.

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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

Congratulations to Steve Hill on winning the 2015 Juno Award for best Blues album, to go along with his 4 Maple Blues awards from this past year.

A phenomenal guitar player who is also a one man band playing the drums, guitar, vocals and occasional harmonica.

I had the pleasure of seeing three of the nominees for Blues album of the year on Friday night in Hamilton...Steve Hill, JW Jones, and Steve Strongman. All 3 artists were in town for the Juno Awards (Canada's Grammy awards). A phenomenal show and evening and I still can't believe it only cost $15. Without question the best $15 I have spent in a long time.

 

You, beneath the bed, I know all your tricks

I've seen you watching

I've seen you drifting away

Seen you falling along

I've seen you disappear

 

This is the amazing Brad Wagner, from the day we spent at an abandoned town a couple weeks ago. This was shot in a deserted hotel, and it was just perfect for the shots I had in mind. I want to go back here so bad, gosh dangit.

 

Oh, and I have some big news too: I am going to the [Framed] Awards with my friend Joel Robison (Boy_Wonder on Flickr), who is a nominee, in Vegas in March!! The [Framed] Awards are one of the biggest nights of the year for photographers, where some of the biggest names in the industry have been nominated for an [F] award--similar to an Oscar or a Grammy in the photography world! (If you want to read more about the [Framed] Awards, go here.)

I am so honored and blessed to be going as Joel's guest, and hopefully be able to rub shoulders with some of the most talented artists in the world! Let's cross our fingers that Joel wins, eh?

I cannot wait :)

 

Listen

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

3/10/18

Rialto Theatre

Tucson, AZ.

These photos were taken at the Lizard Lounge show 4/4/09, great show, fantastic music!

 

Monique Ortiz

 

www.myspace.com/moniqueortizmusic

www.myspace.com/akacod

 

On Facebook

www.facebook.com/pages/Monique-Ortiz/33920274859?ref=s

 

A review of our 4/4 Lizard Lounge show- blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Videos from Lizard Lounge show are posted - blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Vocalist/songwriter/bassist Monique Ortiz is known as the front woman of the Boston trio A.K.A.C.O.D. (a collaboration with Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley and Binary System drummer Larry Dersch).

 

After relocating to the Boston area in 1996 from her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Monique began playing numerous solo performances (just vocals and fretless bass) at art galleries, basement and loft parties, coffee houses and other small venues. In 1997 she formed Bourbon Princess, performing as a duo from 1996-1998. Her unconventional approach to the fretless bass, along with her androgynous contralto vocals and bleak lyrical content draw comparisons to Nick Cave, Nico, Jim Morrison, and Portishead to name a few. Having grown up listening to everything from Bauhaus and The Birthday Party, to Janice Joplin and Nina Simone, it makes perfect sense that Monique often refers to her sound as "...a sort of Gothic Blues", and you can expect nothing short of heavy, low, and soulful when you witness her live performance.

 

Over the past ten years Monique has written, arranged, and produced three full-length Bourbon Princess records, 1 solo Lp, Reclining Female, and has performed with a band (whose lineup includes original Morphine drummer Jerome Deupree, saxophonist and leader of Grammy-nominated jazz big band Either/Orchestra Russ Gershon and guitarist/pianist Jim Moran). She has recorded and performed as a backing vocalist for Orchestra Morphine, Twinemen, and The Collisions.

 

In 2004 and 2005 Monique was selected as a nominee for Best Female Vocalist in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, and The Boston Music Awards. She performed in the prestigious Jeff Buckley Tribute show in Chicago, doing her own versions of "I Woke Up In A Strange Place", and "Moodswing Whiskey". Her songs have appeared in MTV's "Real World", and on various compilations, such as Respond 2 (along with Ani Defranco, and Aimee Man), and Project Bread's "Get In Here And Eat".

 

Monique has received much critical acclaim and has been featured in the magazines MIX, MAGNET, and GUITAR PLAYER among others. Her debut solo cd "Reclining Female" was described as "Thirty-four minutes of plaintive, contrary, concentrated genius" by The Boston Noise.

 

Currently Monique is performing with drummer R.L. Hulsman (formerly of Scissormen), and bassist Steve Breman and will be releasing an EP this fall, with a full-length record next year.

These photos were taken at the Lizard Lounge show 4/4/09, great show, fantastic music!

 

Monique Ortiz

 

www.myspace.com/moniqueortizmusic

www.myspace.com/akacod

 

On Facebook

www.facebook.com/pages/Monique-Ortiz/33920274859?ref=s

 

A review of our 4/4 Lizard Lounge show- blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Videos from Lizard Lounge show are posted - blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Vocalist/songwriter/bassist Monique Ortiz is known as the front woman of the Boston trio A.K.A.C.O.D. (a collaboration with Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley and Binary System drummer Larry Dersch).

 

After relocating to the Boston area in 1996 from her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Monique began playing numerous solo performances (just vocals and fretless bass) at art galleries, basement and loft parties, coffee houses and other small venues. In 1997 she formed Bourbon Princess, performing as a duo from 1996-1998. Her unconventional approach to the fretless bass, along with her androgynous contralto vocals and bleak lyrical content draw comparisons to Nick Cave, Nico, Jim Morrison, and Portishead to name a few. Having grown up listening to everything from Bauhaus and The Birthday Party, to Janice Joplin and Nina Simone, it makes perfect sense that Monique often refers to her sound as "...a sort of Gothic Blues", and you can expect nothing short of heavy, low, and soulful when you witness her live performance.

 

Over the past ten years Monique has written, arranged, and produced three full-length Bourbon Princess records, 1 solo Lp, Reclining Female, and has performed with a band (whose lineup includes original Morphine drummer Jerome Deupree, saxophonist and leader of Grammy-nominated jazz big band Either/Orchestra Russ Gershon and guitarist/pianist Jim Moran). She has recorded and performed as a backing vocalist for Orchestra Morphine, Twinemen, and The Collisions.

 

In 2004 and 2005 Monique was selected as a nominee for Best Female Vocalist in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, and The Boston Music Awards. She performed in the prestigious Jeff Buckley Tribute show in Chicago, doing her own versions of "I Woke Up In A Strange Place", and "Moodswing Whiskey". Her songs have appeared in MTV's "Real World", and on various compilations, such as Respond 2 (along with Ani Defranco, and Aimee Man), and Project Bread's "Get In Here And Eat".

 

Monique has received much critical acclaim and has been featured in the magazines MIX, MAGNET, and GUITAR PLAYER among others. Her debut solo cd "Reclining Female" was described as "Thirty-four minutes of plaintive, contrary, concentrated genius" by The Boston Noise.

 

Currently Monique is performing with drummer R.L. Hulsman (formerly of Scissormen), and bassist Steve Breman and will be releasing an EP this fall, with a full-length record next year.

These photos were taken at the Lizard Lounge show 4/4/09, great show, fantastic music!

 

Monique Ortiz

 

www.myspace.com/moniqueortizmusic

www.myspace.com/akacod

 

On Facebook

www.facebook.com/pages/Monique-Ortiz/33920274859?ref=s

 

A review of our 4/4 Lizard Lounge show- blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Videos from Lizard Lounge show are posted - blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Vocalist/songwriter/bassist Monique Ortiz is known as the front woman of the Boston trio A.K.A.C.O.D. (a collaboration with Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley and Binary System drummer Larry Dersch).

 

After relocating to the Boston area in 1996 from her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Monique began playing numerous solo performances (just vocals and fretless bass) at art galleries, basement and loft parties, coffee houses and other small venues. In 1997 she formed Bourbon Princess, performing as a duo from 1996-1998. Her unconventional approach to the fretless bass, along with her androgynous contralto vocals and bleak lyrical content draw comparisons to Nick Cave, Nico, Jim Morrison, and Portishead to name a few. Having grown up listening to everything from Bauhaus and The Birthday Party, to Janice Joplin and Nina Simone, it makes perfect sense that Monique often refers to her sound as "...a sort of Gothic Blues", and you can expect nothing short of heavy, low, and soulful when you witness her live performance.

 

Over the past ten years Monique has written, arranged, and produced three full-length Bourbon Princess records, 1 solo Lp, Reclining Female, and has performed with a band (whose lineup includes original Morphine drummer Jerome Deupree, saxophonist and leader of Grammy-nominated jazz big band Either/Orchestra Russ Gershon and guitarist/pianist Jim Moran). She has recorded and performed as a backing vocalist for Orchestra Morphine, Twinemen, and The Collisions.

 

In 2004 and 2005 Monique was selected as a nominee for Best Female Vocalist in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, and The Boston Music Awards. She performed in the prestigious Jeff Buckley Tribute show in Chicago, doing her own versions of "I Woke Up In A Strange Place", and "Moodswing Whiskey". Her songs have appeared in MTV's "Real World", and on various compilations, such as Respond 2 (along with Ani Defranco, and Aimee Man), and Project Bread's "Get In Here And Eat".

 

Monique has received much critical acclaim and has been featured in the magazines MIX, MAGNET, and GUITAR PLAYER among others. Her debut solo cd "Reclining Female" was described as "Thirty-four minutes of plaintive, contrary, concentrated genius" by The Boston Noise.

 

Currently Monique is performing with drummer R.L. Hulsman (formerly of Scissormen), and bassist Steve Breman and will be releasing an EP this fall, with a full-length record next year.

Future Music Festival, Randwick, Sydney, Australia...

 

Today Sydney once again enjoyed one of the premiere Music Festivals to hit Australia - the Future Music Festival.

 

Randwick, in Sydney's eastern suburbs was blasted by festival goers, and for the most part, the crowd was not disappointed.

 

The fest which attracted 50,000 fans, had a line-up that ranged from Psy to alt-indie rockers The Stone Roses.

 

Industry talk as some folks questioned the use of the phrase "future music" for bands who had found fame and success decades ago, including The Stone Roses and The Prodigy, despite both acts being strong drawcards for many fans at the event.

 

There were plenty of other hot acts on the marquee included Rita Ora, Australian band The Temper Trap and Avicii.

 

Well done to everyone involved in the success of this years Future Music Festival.

 

Media...

 

Future Entertainment, Nova, Channel [V], SPA, inthemix and Faster Louder Present:

 

FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 - SYDNEY

Royal Randwick Racecourse, NSW

Sat 09 Mar, 2013

 

AVICII

ANNOUNCED AS THE EDM HEADLINER AT THIS YEAR'S FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL!!

 

Future Entertainment can now officially confirm that chart-topping Swedish superstar and worldwide phenomenon Avicii has been added to the already monumental line-up for this year's Future Music Festival in March!

 

Set to bring his massive production to the headlining spot of the EDM stage at this year's Future Music Festival, 2x Grammy award nominee Avicii has certainly proved himself as the EDM force to be reckoned with since he exploded on to the scene in 2011. Put quite simply, in the relatively short time since we first heard his name, Avicii has accomplished more than most artists would dream of in an entire lifetime. And, at just 23 years of age, Avicii is just getting started!

 

Best known for his exquisite production skills, his prolific live performances and a string of international mega-hits including the worldwide phenomenon, 'Levels', (which conquered music charts worldwide racking up over 50 million YouTube views, and was declared David Guetta's "Tune of 2011") Avicii is without a doubt one of the most in demand artists on the planet.

2012 saw the Swede skyrocket. Kicking the year off with the 'House for Hunger' tour, Avicii and manager Ash Pournouri donated a staggering $1million to the organization 'Feeding America', by doing a not-for-profit 27-stop tour of the U.S.

 

The year also saw him headline some of the world's biggest music festivals including Coachella, Ultra Music (where he was joined on-stage by pop queen Madonna), Lollapalooza, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland, Exit Festival, Creamfields, Mysteryland, Austin City Limits. He was also recently ranked as the second-most influential under-30 person in music by Forbes magazine.

 

Most recently, Avicii has launched the Avicii x You project which will see him collaborate with fans, producers and musicians from all over the world for his next single. All profits from the single will again go to the 'Feeding America' charity.

 

2013 will see this prodigal wiz-kid join the hallowed ranks of the Future Music Festival. The Day Of The Dead-Set Awesome is most certainly upon us and it's set to be all the more awesome with Avicii onboard!

 

The unstoppable force that is Avicii will headline the EDM stage at this year's Future Music Festivals alongside fellow heavyweights Dizee Rascal, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Madeon + many more.

 

The Future Music Festival 2013 pinata has officially popped!

 

It's the 'Day Of The Dead-Set Awesome' and this year Future Music Festival is set to rock your skulls off! We've been brewing something special, and full of more mind-blowing music than you can poke a cactus at... Future Music Festival 2013 is going to kick harder than a Tijuana donkey on peyote! Where else would you want to be? Our Casa is your casa muchacho!

 

With the most innovative and dynamic line-up to date, Future Entertainment is bringing you a curated arena and two super-sized main stages jam-packed with the hottest talent the world has on offer.

 

The Prodigy will give you the Warriors Dance Arena - an entire arena dedicated to hard-edged, and heavy bass driven music plus some of the world's most cutting-edge dub-step acts. The stage is set to showcase why this band deserves every sense of credibility and admiration attached to their name. It's going to be huge! Epic if you will. Joining them in the Warriors Dance Arena will be Boys Noize (Terminator-esque skull show! New album out this Friday), Feed Me Live (Live Teeth Show), FMF 2012 heroes Kill The Noize, Zeds Dead and Borgore. Another very welcome addition to the Warriors Dance Arena is international tastemaker and legendary DJ in his own right, Zane Lowe. This man has quite literally had a hand in the shaping careers of more than one of the artists on this line-up and has truly earned his stripes amongst the best. With each act as illustrious and defining as the next, be prepared... the Warriors are coming.

 

Fresh from breaking records for the fastest selling rock tour in UK history (220,000 tickets in 68 minutes!) the pioneers of alternative rock The Stone Roses are bringing their Manchester-borne reunion tour to Aussie shores. Joining them on the live front are fellow Brits Bloc Party. Returning to Australia for the first time since the release of their critically acclaimed new album Four they'll be sending fans into an absolute frenzy as they make their debut Future Music Festival appearance.

 

In a move unlike any other, International sensation and K-Pop superstar PSY has also been added to the bill. The recent online obsession over his Gangnam Style video has turned the South Korean into a global phenomenon. His single has had in excess of 400 million youtube views and has reached the number 1 spot in 33 countries and counting! Arriving in Australia this Sunday, Psy will perform on X-Factor and share with a captive nation his EX-PSY-TMENT about debuting his live show at Future Music Festival 2013.

 

Off the back of a triumphant performance at the AFL Grand Final that saw their smash hit album Conditions soar back into a Top 10 position in the ARIA charts, our boys The Temper Trap will be showing the internationals how we hold our own. Adding a little more Oz to the concoction will be indie-rock wunderkinds Gypsy & The Cat - returning with a much anticipated new album mixed by superstar Dave Fridman (The Flaming Lips, MGMT) and a new single 'Bloom' which shot straight to number 5 on the world wide hype machine.

 

Expect things to get a little bonkers with UK powerhouse MC and festival must-have Dizziee Rascal back on the bill. Fellow countrymen DJ Fresh and Rudimental have also had extremely impressive years. With a string of hits and sold out shows to each of their names respectively, these live acts know how to get the party started. Period. Also along for the ride we give you the chart-topping New York pop-rockers Fun. And you better believe it will be!

 

This season, Future Music Festival has pulled together an array of the finest female talent on the planet. First up, hailing from Harlem, we have the hard-hitting, natural born lyricist Azealia Banks. With a much anticipated new album on the way, this provocative lady of the moment is all set to deliver a hot and heavy set featuring tracks from her hit EP '1991'. Next up, Rita 'This Is How We Do' Ora will be taking to the stage. With no less than 3 number 1 UK hits under her Alexander Wang belt and a slew of burgeoning international praise, 2013 is all about Rita's Ora! On the topic of UK sensations, Ellie Goulding will be making her much-awaited Australian festival debut. Rounding off an almost perfect female contingent are the ever-impressive Aussies (and Future Music favourites), Nervo.

 

If ever there was an EDM all-star line-up, to end all other line-ups, this would undoubtedly be it. FMF 2013 brings you electronic icons Steve Aoki, A-Trak (Live), Madeon and Hardwell. The EDM A-Team has officially landed.

 

The undisputed heavyweight champion of underground and heralded king of Ibiza, Sven V th will be bringing his Cocoon Heroes concept down under for the first time. Returning for his 5th performance on FMF, V th will head up the strongest techno line-up in Future Music history. We kid you not. Cocoon Heroes will showcase fellow techno-titans Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler and Magda. Featuring full lights and production, Cocoon Heroes will boast all of the elements that make this the best event on the white island each summer, and much, MUCH more!

 

Trance-a-holics can look forward to riding every bone-tingling breakdown and build-up as we announce Wake Your Mind! Curated by none other than trance visionaries Cosmic Gate the Wake Your Mind stage will feature vocalist Emma Hewitt, W&W, tyDi, Super 8 & Tab and Ben Gold.

 

Last, but by no means least Australia's very own The Stafford Brothers, Timmy Trumpet, Tenzin and Bombs Away will once again join the hallowed ranks. Hold on to your margaritas - these Aussies are LOCO!! Party time? Excellente.

 

What is now a rite of passage for all music lovers, Future Music Festival is back! The Day Of The Dead-Set Awesome is upon us. This is the festivale de m sica futuro...Taco Taco muchachos!

 

FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 LINEUP*

 

THE PRODIGY - THE STONE ROSES - AVICII

Bloc Party - Dizzee Rascal - Azealia Banks - Rita Ora

Boys Noize (Live debut) - Hardwell - The Temper Trap - FUN.

Madeon - Rudimental - Ellie Goulding - Steve Aoki

Gypsy & The Cat - A-Trak (Live)

Kill The Noize - Feed Me (Live) - Zeds Dead

DJ Fresh - Nervo - Zane Lowe - Borgore

The Stafford Brothers & Timmy Trumpet - Tenzin - Bombs Away

Special Guest PSY (Gangnam Style)

 

COCOON HEROES feat Sven V th - Richie Hawtin

Ricardo Villalobos - Seth Troxler - Magda

 

WAKE YOUR MIND feat Cosmic Gate feat Emma Hewitt

W&W - tyDi - Andy Moor - Super8 & Tab - Ben Gold

+ MUCH MORE!!

 

NATIONAL TOUR DATES:

BRISBANE - Saturday 2nd March Doomben Racecourse

PERTH^ - Sunday 3rd March, Arena Joondalup - Labour Day Long Weekend

SYDNEY - Saturday 9th March Randwick Racecourse

MELBOURNE - Sunday 10th March Flemington Racecourse - Labour Day Long Weekend

ADELAIDE - Monday 11th March Bonython Park - NEW VENUE - Adelaide Cup Day

 

Websites

 

Future Music Festival

www.futureentertainment.com.au/futuremusicfestival

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

These photos were taken at the Lizard Lounge show 4/4/09, great show, fantastic music!

 

Monique Ortiz

 

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Vocalist/songwriter/bassist Monique Ortiz is known as the front woman of the Boston trio A.K.A.C.O.D. (a collaboration with Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley and Binary System drummer Larry Dersch).

 

After relocating to the Boston area in 1996 from her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Monique began playing numerous solo performances (just vocals and fretless bass) at art galleries, basement and loft parties, coffee houses and other small venues. In 1997 she formed Bourbon Princess, performing as a duo from 1996-1998. Her unconventional approach to the fretless bass, along with her androgynous contralto vocals and bleak lyrical content draw comparisons to Nick Cave, Nico, Jim Morrison, and Portishead to name a few. Having grown up listening to everything from Bauhaus and The Birthday Party, to Janice Joplin and Nina Simone, it makes perfect sense that Monique often refers to her sound as "...a sort of Gothic Blues", and you can expect nothing short of heavy, low, and soulful when you witness her live performance.

 

Over the past ten years Monique has written, arranged, and produced three full-length Bourbon Princess records, 1 solo Lp, Reclining Female, and has performed with a band (whose lineup includes original Morphine drummer Jerome Deupree, saxophonist and leader of Grammy-nominated jazz big band Either/Orchestra Russ Gershon and guitarist/pianist Jim Moran). She has recorded and performed as a backing vocalist for Orchestra Morphine, Twinemen, and The Collisions.

 

In 2004 and 2005 Monique was selected as a nominee for Best Female Vocalist in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, and The Boston Music Awards. She performed in the prestigious Jeff Buckley Tribute show in Chicago, doing her own versions of "I Woke Up In A Strange Place", and "Moodswing Whiskey". Her songs have appeared in MTV's "Real World", and on various compilations, such as Respond 2 (along with Ani Defranco, and Aimee Man), and Project Bread's "Get In Here And Eat".

 

Monique has received much critical acclaim and has been featured in the magazines MIX, MAGNET, and GUITAR PLAYER among others. Her debut solo cd "Reclining Female" was described as "Thirty-four minutes of plaintive, contrary, concentrated genius" by The Boston Noise.

 

Currently Monique is performing with drummer R.L. Hulsman (formerly of Scissormen), and bassist Steve Breman and will be releasing an EP this fall, with a full-length record next year.

The All Stars band of the New Orleans Palm Court Jazz Café with stars Topsy Chapman, Gregg Stafford, Sammy Rimington and Jason Marsalis

 

The New Orleans Palm Court Jazz Café is one of the Crescent City’s historical venues for traditional jazz and its band comprises some of the city’s best musicians. Get ready for five days of great music and mesmerizing shows! The band’s line up includes some of the festival’s favorites: among them, New Orleans vocalist Topsy Chapman, whose roots are in gospel and today is an iconic vocalist in the New Orleans jazz scene, trumpeter Gregg Stafford, already in Ascona in 2014 for the Louis Armstrong homage, the fantastic drummer Jason Marsalis and master of clarinet, Sammy Rimington, English-born and today one of the Crescent City’s honorary citizens, one of the most prolific recording artists in all of jazz, with an exceptional list of collaborations. The band, on its European tour, is led by renowned pianist Lars Edegran, a previous Grammy Award nominee for the successful musical “One mo’ Time”, which had also launched Topsy Chapman’s career in the 1980s.

  

Topsy Chapman, vocals

Greg Stafford, trumpet

Robert Harris, trombone

Sammy Rimington, clarinet & alto sax

Lars Edegran, piano

Richard Moten, bass

Jason Marsalis, drums

 

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.

New hope in 2009

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Barack Obama

   

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44th President of the United States

Incumbent

Assumed office

January 20, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden

Preceded by George W. Bush

 

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United States Senator

from Illinois

In office

January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008

Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald

Succeeded by Roland Burris

 

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Member of the Illinois Senate

from the 13th district

In office

January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004

Preceded by Alice Palmer

Succeeded by Kwame Raoul

 

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Born August 4, 1961 (1961-08-04) (age 47)[1]

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States[2]

Birth name Barack Hussein Obama II[2]

Nationality American

Political party Democratic

Spouse Michelle Obama (m. 1992)

Children Malia Ann (b. 1998)

Natasha (a.k.a. Sasha) (b. 2001)

Residence Chicago, Illinois (private)

White House, Washington, D.C. (official)

Alma mater Occidental College

Columbia University (B.A.)

Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Profession Community organizer

Attorney

Author

Professor

Politician

Religion Protestant Christian[3]

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Website WhiteHouse.gov

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Barack Hussein Obama II (pronounced /bəˈrɑːk hʊˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 until he resigned following his 2008 election to the presidency. He was inaugurated as President on January 20, 2009.

 

Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review. He worked as a community organizer, and practiced as a civil rights attorney in Chicago before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He also taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, Obama was elected to the Senate in November 2004. Obama delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004.

 

As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, Obama helped create legislation to control conventional weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. During the 110th Congress, he helped create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism, and care for U.S. military personnel returning from combat assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan

Early life and career

Main article: Early life and career of Barack Obama

Barack Obama was born at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, Hawaii,[4][5] to Stanley Ann Dunham,[6] a White American from Wichita, Kansas,[7][8][9] and Barack Obama, Sr., a Luo from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya. Obama's parents met in 1960 in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, where his father was a foreign student on scholarship.[10][11] The couple married on February 2, 1961.[12] Obama's parents separated when Obama was two years old, and they divorced in 1964.[11] Obama's father returned to Kenya and saw his son only once more before dying in an automobile accident in 1982.[13]

 

After her divorce, Dunham married Indonesian student Lolo Soetoro, who was attending college in Hawaii. When Soeharto, a military leader in Soetoro's home country, came to power in 1967, all students studying abroad were recalled and the family moved to Indonesia.[14] There Obama attended local schools in Jakarta, such as Besuki Public School and St. Francis of Assisi School, until he was ten years old.

 

He then returned to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents, Madelyn and Stanley Armour Dunham, while attending Punahou School from the fifth grade in 1971 until his graduation from high school in 1979.[15] Obama's mother returned to Hawaii in 1972 for five years, and then in 1977 went back to Indonesia, where she worked as an anthropological field worker. She stayed there most of the rest of her life, returning to Hawaii in 1994. She died of ovarian cancer in 1995.[16]

  

Right-to-left: Barack Obama and half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, with their mother Ann Dunham and grandfather Stanley Dunham, in Hawaii (early 1970s).Of his early childhood, Obama has recalled, "That my father looked nothing like the people around me — that he was black as pitch, my mother white as milk — barely registered in my mind."[17] In his 1995 memoir, he described his struggles as a young adult to reconcile social perceptions of his multiracial heritage.[18] He wrote that he used alcohol, marijuana and cocaine during his teenage years to "push questions of who I was out of my mind."[19] At the 2008 Civil Forum on the Presidency, Obama identified his high-school drug use as his "greatest moral failure."[20]

 

Some of his fellow students at Punahou School later told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin that Obama was mature for his age, and that he sometimes attended college parties and other events in order to associate with African American students and military service people. Reflecting later on his formative years in Honolulu, Obama wrote: "The opportunity that Hawaii offered — to experience a variety of cultures in a climate of mutual respect — became an integral part of my world view, and a basis for the values that I hold most dear."[21]

 

Following high school, Obama moved to Los Angeles, where he studied at Occidental College for two years.[22] He then transferred to Columbia University in New York City, where he majored in political science with a specialization in international relations.[23] Obama graduated with a B.A. from Columbia in 1983. He worked for a year at the Business International Corporation[24][25] and then at the New York Public Interest Research Group.[26][27]

 

After four years in New York City, Obama moved to Chicago, where he was hired as director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based community organization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Greater Roseland (Roseland, West Pullman and Riverdale) on Chicago's far South Side. He worked there for three years from June 1985 to May 1988.[26][28] During his three years as the DCP's director, its staff grew from one to thirteen and its annual budget grew from $70,000 to $400,000. His achievements included helping set up a job training program, a college preparatory tutoring program, and a tenants' rights organization in Altgeld Gardens.[29] Obama also worked as a consultant and instructor for the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing institute.[30] In mid-1988, he traveled for the first time to Europe for three weeks and then for five weeks in Kenya, where he met many of his paternal relatives for the first time.[31]

 

Obama entered Harvard Law School in late 1988. He was selected as an editor of the Harvard Law Review at the end of his first year,[32] and president of the journal in his second year.[33] During his summers, he returned to Chicago where he worked as a summer associate at the law firms of Sidley & Austin in 1989 and Hopkins & Sutter in 1990.[34] After graduating with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) magna cum laude[35][36] from Harvard in 1991, he returned to Chicago.[32]

 

Obama's election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review gained national media attention[33] and led to a publishing contract and advance for a book about race relations.[37] In an effort to recruit him to their faculty, the University of Chicago Law School provided Obama with a fellowship and an office to work on his book.[37] He originally planned to finish the book in one year, but it took much longer as the book evolved into a personal memoir. In order to work without interruptions, Obama and his wife, Michelle, traveled to Bali where he wrote for several months. The manuscript was finally published in mid-1995 as Dreams from My Father.[37]

 

From April to October 1992, Obama directed Illinois's Project Vote, a voter registration drive with a staff of ten and seven hundred volunteers; it achieved its goal of registering 150,000 of 400,000 unregistered African Americans in the state, and led to Crain's Chicago Business naming Obama to its 1993 list of "40 under Forty" powers to be.[38][39]

 

For twelve years, Obama served as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School teaching Constitutional Law. He was first classified as a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996 and then as a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004.[40] He also joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a twelve-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development, where he was an associate for three years from 1993 to 1996, then of counsel from 1996 to 2004, with his law license becoming inactive in 2002.[26][41][42]

 

Obama was a founding member of the board of directors of Public Allies in 1992, resigning before his wife, Michelle, became the founding executive director of Public Allies Chicago in early 1993.[26][43] He served from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project, and also from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Joyce Foundation.[26] Obama served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1999.[26] He also served on the board of directors of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, and the Lugenia Burns Hope Center.[26]

  

Political career

 

State legislator: 1997–2004

Main article: Illinois Senate career of Barack Obama

Obama was elected to the Illinois Senate in 1996, succeeding State Senator Alice Palmer as Senator from Illinois's 13th District, which then spanned Chicago South Side neighborhoods from Hyde Park-Kenwood south to South Shore and west to Chicago Lawn.[44] Once elected, Obama gained bipartisan support for legislation reforming ethics and health care laws.[45] He sponsored a law increasing tax credits for low-income workers, negotiated welfare reform, and promoted increased subsidies for childcare.[46] In 2001, as co-chairman of the bipartisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, Obama supported Republican Governor Ryan's payday loan regulations and predatory mortgage lending regulations aimed at averting home foreclosures.[47]

 

Obama was reelected to the Illinois Senate in 1998, defeating Republican Yesse Yehudah in the General Election, and reelected again in 2002.[48] In 2000, he lost a Democratic primary run for the U.S. House of Representatives to four-term incumbent Bobby Rush by a margin of two to one.[49][50]

 

In January 2003, Obama became chairman of the Illinois Senate's Health and Human Services Committee when Democrats, after a decade in the minority, regained a majority.[51] He sponsored and led unanimous, bipartisan passage of legislation to monitor racial profiling by requiring police to record the race of drivers they detained and legislation making Illinois the first state to mandate videotaping of homicide interrogations.[46][52] During his 2004 general election campaign for U.S. Senate, police representatives credited Obama for his active engagement with police organizations in enacting death penalty reforms.[53] Obama resigned from the Illinois Senate in November 2004 following his election to the U.S. Senate.[54]

  

2004 U.S. Senate campaign

See also: United States Senate election in Illinois, 2004

In mid-2002, Obama began considering a run for the U.S. Senate; he enlisted political strategist David Axelrod that fall and formally announced his candidacy in January 2003.[55] Decisions by Republican incumbent Peter Fitzgerald and his Democratic predecessor Carol Moseley Braun not to contest the race launched wide-open Democratic and Republican primary contests involving fifteen candidates.[56] Obama's candidacy was boosted by Axelrod's advertising campaign featuring images of the late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and an endorsement by the daughter of the late Paul Simon, former U.S. Senator for Illinois.[57] He received over 52% of the vote in the March 2004 primary, emerging 29% ahead of his nearest Democratic rival.[58]

 

In July 2004, Obama wrote and delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts.[59] After describing his maternal grandfather's experiences as a World War II veteran and a beneficiary of the New Deal's FHA and G.I. Bill programs, Obama spoke about changing the U.S. government's economic and social priorities. He questioned the Bush administration's management of the Iraq War and highlighted America's obligations to its soldiers. Drawing examples from U.S. history, he criticized heavily partisan views of the electorate and asked Americans to find unity in diversity, saying, "There is not a liberal America and a conservative America; there's the United States of America."[60] Though it was not televised by the three major broadcast news networks, a combined 9.1 million viewers watching on PBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and C-SPAN saw Obama's speech, which was a highlight of the convention and confirmed his status as the Democratic Party's brightest new star.[61]

 

Obama's expected opponent in the general election, Republican primary winner Jack Ryan, withdrew from the race in June 2004.[62] Two months later and less than three months before Election Day, Alan Keyes accepted the Illinois Republican Party's nomination to replace Ryan.[63] A long-time resident of Maryland, Keyes established legal residency in Illinois with the nomination.[64] In the November 2004 general election, Obama received 70% of the vote to Keyes's 27%, the largest victory margin for a statewide race in Illinois history.[65]

  

U.S. Senator: 2005–2008

Main article: United States Senate career of Barack Obama

Obama was sworn in as a senator on January 4, 2005.[66] Obama was the fifth African-American Senator in U.S. history, and the third to have been popularly elected.[67] He was the only Senate member of the Congressional Black Caucus.[68] CQ Weekly, a nonpartisan publication, characterized him as a "loyal Democrat" based on analysis of all Senate votes in 2005–2007. The National Journal ranked him as the "most liberal" senator based on an assessment of selected votes during 2007; in 2005 he was ranked sixteenth most liberal, and in 2006 he was ranked tenth.[69][70] In 2008, Congress.org ranked him as the eleventh most powerful Senator.[71] Obama announced on November 13, 2008 that he would resign his senate seat on November 16, 2008, before the start of the lame-duck session, to focus on his transition period for the presidency.[72][73] This enabled him to avoid the conflict of dual roles as President-elect and Senator in the lame duck session of Congress, which no sitting member of Congress had faced since Warren Harding.[74]

  

Legislation

See also: List of bills sponsored by Barack Obama in the United States Senate

 

Senate bill sponsors Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Obama discussing the Coburn–Obama Transparency Act.[75]Obama voted in favor of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and cosponsored the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act.[76] In September 2006, Obama supported a related bill, the Secure Fence Act.[77] Obama introduced two initiatives bearing his name: Lugar–Obama, which expanded the Nunn–Lugar cooperative threat reduction concept to conventional weapons,[78] and the Coburn–Obama Transparency Act, which authorized the establishment of USAspending.gov, a web search engine on federal spending.[79] On June 3, 2008, Senator Obama, along with Senators Thomas R. Carper, Tom Coburn, and John McCain, introduced follow-up legislation: Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008.[80]

 

Obama sponsored legislation that would have required nuclear plant owners to notify state and local authorities of radioactive leaks, but the bill failed to pass in the full Senate after being heavily modified in committee.[81] Obama is not hostile to Tort reform and voted for the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 which grants immunity from civil liability to telecommunications companies complicit with NSA warrantless wiretapping operations.[82]

 

In December 2006, President Bush signed into law the Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act, marking the first federal legislation to be enacted with Obama as its primary sponsor.[83] In January 2007, Obama and Senator Feingold introduced a corporate jet provision to the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act, which was signed into law in September 2007.[84] Obama also introduced Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act, a bill to criminalize deceptive practices in federal elections[85] and the Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007,[86] neither of which have been signed into law.

  

Obama and U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) visit a Russian mobile launch missile dismantling facility in August 2005.[87]Later in 2007, Obama sponsored an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act adding safeguards for personality disorder military discharges.[88] This amendment passed the full Senate in the spring of 2008.[89] He sponsored the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act supporting divestment of state pension funds from Iran's oil and gas industry, which has not passed committee, and co-sponsored legislation to reduce risks of nuclear terrorism.[90][91] Obama also sponsored a Senate amendment to the State Children's Health Insurance Program providing one year of job protection for family members caring for soldiers with combat-related injuries.[92]

  

Committees

Obama held assignments on the Senate Committees for Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works and Veterans' Affairs through December 2006.[93] In January 2007, he left the Environment and Public Works committee and took additional assignments with Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.[94] He also became Chairman of the Senate's subcommittee on European Affairs.[95] As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Obama made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. He met with Mahmoud Abbas before he became President of the Palestinian Authority, and gave a speech at the University of Nairobi condemning corruption in the Kenyan government.[96][97][98][99]

  

2008 Presidential campaign

Main articles: Barack Obama presidential primary campaign, 2008 and Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008

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On February 10, 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States in front of the Old State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.[100][101] The choice of the announcement site was symbolic because it was also where Abraham Lincoln delivered his historic "House Divided" speech in 1858.[102] Throughout the campaign, Obama emphasized the issues of rapidly ending the Iraq War, increasing energy independence, and providing universal health care.[103]

  

Obama stands on stage with his wife and two daughters just before announcing his presidential candidacy in Springfield, Illinois, Feb. 10, 2007.During both the primary process and the general election, Obama's campaign set numerous fundraising records, particularly in the quantity of small donations.[104][105][106] On June 19, Obama became the first major-party presidential candidate to turn down public financing in the general election since the system was created in 1976.[107]

 

A large number of candidates initially entered the Democratic Party presidential primaries. After a few initial contests, the field narrowed to a contest between Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton, with each winning some states and the race remaining close throughout the primary process.[108][109][110][111] On May 31, the Democratic National Committee agreed to seat all of the disputed Michigan and Florida delegates at the national convention, each with a half-vote, narrowing Obama's delegate lead.[112] On June 3, with all states counted, Obama passed the threshold to become the presumptive nominee.[113][114] On that day, he gave a victory speech in St. Paul, Minnesota. Clinton suspended her campaign and endorsed him on June 7.[115] From that point on, he campaigned for the general election race against Senator John McCain, the Republican nominee.

 

On August 23, 2008, Obama announced that he had selected Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate.[116]

  

Obama delivers his presidential election victory speech.At the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, Obama's former rival Hillary Clinton gave a speech in support of Obama's candidacy and later called for Obama to be nominated by acclamation as the Democratic presidential candidate.[117][118] On August 28, Obama delivered a speech to 84,000 supporters in Denver. During the speech, which was viewed by over 38 million people worldwide, he accepted his party's nomination and presented his policy goals.[119][120]

 

After McCain was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate, there were three presidential debates between Obama and McCain in September and October 2008.[121][122] In November, Obama won the presidency with 53% of the popular vote and a wide electoral college margin. His election sparked street celebrations in numerous cities in the United States[123] and abroad.

  

Election victory

Main article: Presidential transition of Barack Obama

 

President-elect Obama meets with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office, November 10, 2008.On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama defeated John McCain in the general election with 365 electoral votes to McCain's 173[124] and became the first African American to be elected President of the United States.[125][126][127][128] In his victory speech, delivered before a crowd of hundreds of thousands of his supporters in Chicago's Grant Park, Obama proclaimed that "change has come to America".[129]

 

On January 8, 2009, the joint session of the U.S. Congress met to certify the votes of the Electoral College for the 2008 presidential election. Based on the results of the electoral vote count, Barack Obama was declared to have been elected President of the United States and Joseph Biden was declared to have been elected Vice President of the United States.[130]

  

Presidency

Main article: Presidency of Barack Obama

The inauguration of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth President, and Joe Biden as Vice President, took place on January 20, 2009. The theme of the inauguration was "A New Birth of Freedom," commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.[131]

 

In his first few days in office, Obama issued executive orders and presidential memoranda reversing President Bush's ban on federal funding to foreign establishments that allow abortions (known as the Global Gag Rule),[132] and changed procedures to promote disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act,[133] directing the U.S. military to develop plans to withdraw troops from Iraq,[134] and reducing the secrecy given to presidential records,[135] and closing Guantanamo Bay detention camp "as soon as practicable and no later than" January 2010, and "Immediate Review of All Guantánamo Detentions".

  

Political positions

Main article: Political positions of Barack Obama

A method that some political scientists use for gauging ideology is to compare the annual ratings by the Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) with the ratings by the American Conservative Union (ACU).[136] Based on his years in Congress, Obama has a lifetime average conservative rating of 7.67% from the ACU,[137] and a lifetime average liberal rating of 90% from the ADA.[138]

  

Obama campaigning in Abington, Pennsylvania, October 2008.Obama was an early opponent of the Bush administration's policies on Iraq.[139] On October 2, 2002, the day President George W. Bush and Congress agreed on the joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War,[140] Obama addressed the first high-profile Chicago anti-Iraq War rally in Federal Plaza,[141] speaking out against the war.[142][143] On March 16, 2003, the day Bush issued his 48-hour ultimatum to Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq before the U.S. invasion of Iraq,[144] Obama addressed the largest Chicago anti-Iraq War rally to date in Daley Plaza and told the crowd that "it's not too late" to stop the war.[145] Although Obama had previously said he wanted all the U.S. troops out of Iraq within 16 months of becoming President, after he won the primary, he said he might "refine" that promise.[146]

 

Obama stated that if elected he would enact budget cuts in the range of tens of billions of dollars, stop investing in "unproven" missile defense systems, not "weaponize" space, "slow development of Future Combat Systems," and work towards eliminating all nuclear weapons. Obama favors ending development of new nuclear weapons, reducing the current U.S. nuclear stockpile, enacting a global ban on production of fissile material, and seeking negotiations with Russia in order to take ICBMs off high alert status.[147]

 

In November 2006, Obama called for a "phased redeployment of U.S. troops from Iraq" and an opening of diplomatic dialogue with Syria and Iran.[148] In a March 2007 speech to AIPAC, a pro-Israel lobby, he said that the primary way to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons is through talks and diplomacy, although he did not rule out military action.[149] Obama has indicated that he would engage in "direct presidential diplomacy" with Iran without preconditions.[150][151][152] Detailing his strategy for fighting global terrorism in August 2007, Obama said "it was a terrible mistake to fail to act" against a 2005 meeting of al-Qaeda leaders that U.S. intelligence had confirmed to be taking place in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas. He said that as president he would not miss a similar opportunity, even without the support of the Pakistani government.[153]

 

In a December 2005, Washington Post opinion column, and at the Save Darfur rally in April 2006, Obama called for more assertive action to oppose genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.[154] He has divested $180,000 in personal holdings of Sudan-related stock, and has urged divestment from companies doing business in Iran.[155] In the July–August 2007 issue of Foreign Affairs, Obama called for an outward looking post-Iraq War foreign policy and the renewal of American military, diplomatic, and moral leadership in the world. Saying that "we can neither retreat from the world nor try to bully it into submission," he called on Americans to "lead the world, by deed and by example."[156]

  

Obama speaking at a rally at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.In economic affairs, in April 2005, he defended the New Deal social welfare policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and opposed Republican proposals to establish private accounts for Social Security.[157] In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Obama spoke out against government indifference to growing economic class divisions, calling on both political parties to take action to restore the social safety net for the poor.[158] Shortly before announcing his presidential campaign, Obama said he supports universal health care in the United States.[159] Obama proposes to reward teachers for performance from traditional merit pay systems, assuring unions that changes would be pursued through the collective bargaining process.[160]

 

In September 2007, he blamed special interests for distorting the U.S. tax code.[161] His plan would eliminate taxes for senior citizens with incomes of less than $50,000 a year, repeal income tax cuts for those making over $250,000 as well as the capital gains and dividends tax cut,[162] close corporate tax loopholes, lift the income cap on Social Security taxes, restrict offshore tax havens, and simplify filing of income tax returns by pre-filling wage and bank information already collected by the IRS.[163] Announcing his presidential campaign's energy plan in October 2007, Obama proposed a cap and trade auction system to restrict carbon emissions and a ten year program of investments in new energy sources to reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil.[164] Obama proposed that all pollution credits must be auctioned, with no grandfathering of credits for oil and gas companies, and the spending of the revenue obtained on energy development and economic transition costs.[165]

 

Obama has encouraged Democrats to reach out to evangelicals and other religious groups.[166] In December 2006, he joined Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) at the "Global Summit on AIDS and the Church" organized by church leaders Kay and Rick Warren.[167] Together with Warren and Brownback, Obama took an HIV test, as he had done in Kenya less than four months earlier.[168] He encouraged "others in public life to do the same" and not be ashamed of it.[169] Addressing over 8,000 United Church of Christ members in June 2007, Obama challenged "so-called leaders of the Christian Right" for being "all too eager to exploit what divides us."[170]

  

Family and personal life

Main articles: Early life and career of Barack Obama and Family of Barack Obama

 

Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama.In June 1989, Obama met Michelle Robinson, who later became his wife, when he was employed as a summer associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin.[171] Assigned for three months as Obama's adviser at the firm, Robinson joined him at group social functions, but declined his initial requests to date.[172] They began dating later that summer, became engaged in 1991, and were married on October 3, 1992.[173] The couple's first daughter, Malia Ann, was born in 1998,[174] followed by a second daughter, Natasha ("Sasha"), in 2001.[175] Because of Michelle Obama's employment with the University of Chicago, the Obama daughters attended the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. When they moved to Washington, D.C., in January 2009, the girls started at the private Sidwell Friends School.[176]

 

Obama was known as "Barry" in his youth, but asked to be addressed with his given name during his college years.[177]

 

Applying the proceeds of a book deal, in 2005 the family moved from a Hyde Park, Chicago condominium to their current $1.6 million house in neighboring Kenwood.[178] The purchase of an adjacent lot and sale of part of it to Obama by the wife of developer and friend Tony Rezko attracted media attention because of Rezko's indictment and subsequent conviction on political corruption charges that were unrelated to Obama.[179][180]

 

In December 2007, Money magazine estimated the Obama family's net worth at $1.3 million.[181] Their 2007 tax return showed a household income of $4.2 million—up from about $1 million in 2006 and $1.6 million in 2005—mostly from sales of his books.[182]

  

Obama playing basketball with U.S. military at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti in 2006.[183]In a 2006 interview, Obama highlighted the diversity of his extended family. "Michelle will tell you that when we get together for Christmas or Thanksgiving, it's like a little mini-United Nations." he said. "I've got relatives who look like Bernie Mac, and I've got relatives who look like Margaret Thatcher."[184] Obama has seven half-siblings from his Kenyan father's family, six of them living, and a half-sister with whom he was raised, Maya Soetoro-Ng, the daughter of his mother and her Indonesian second husband.[185] Obama's mother was survived by her Kansas-born mother, Madelyn Dunham[186] until her death on November 2, 2008, just before the presidential election.[187] In Dreams from My Father, Obama ties his mother's family history to possible Native American ancestors and distant relatives of Jefferson Davis, president of the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War.[188] Obama's maternal and paternal grandfathers fought in World War II. Obama's great-uncle served in the 89th Division that overran Ohrdruf,[189] the first Nazi camp liberated by U.S. troops.[190]

 

Obama plays basketball, a sport he participated in as a member of his high school's varsity team.[191] He is an avid sports fan. Obama follows the Chicago Bears, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and West Ham United F.C.[192][193][194][195] While he has never been a heavy smoker, Obama has tried to quit smoking several times, including a well-publicized and ongoing effort which he began before launching his presidential campaign.[196] Obama has said he will not smoke in the White House.[197]

 

Obama is a Protestant Christian whose religious views have evolved in his adult life. In The Audacity of Hope, Obama writes that he "was not raised in a religious household." He describes his mother, raised by non-religious parents (whom Obama has specified elsewhere as "non-practicing Methodists and Baptists") to be detached from religion, yet "in many ways the most spiritually awakened person that I have ever known." He describes his father as "raised a Muslim," but a "confirmed atheist" by the time his parents met, and his stepfather as "a man who saw religion as not particularly useful." In the book, Obama explains how, through working with black churches as a community organizer while in his twenties, he came to understand "the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change."[198][199] He was baptized at the Trinity United Church of Christ in 1988 and was an active member there for two decades.[200][201]

 

Besides his native English, Obama speaks Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), at least on a colloquial level, which he learned during his four childhood years in Jakarta.[202] After the APEC summit in November 2008, Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono related a telephone conversation with Obama in Indonesian to Indonesian media. Obama had told Yudhoyono that he missed Indonesian food like Nasi Goreng, Bakso or Rambutan.[203]

  

Cultural and political image

Main article: Public image of Barack Obama

With his black Kenyan father and white American mother, his upbringing in Honolulu and Jakarta, and his Ivy League education, Obama's early life experiences differ markedly from those of African-American politicians who launched their careers in the 1960s through participation in the civil rights movement.[204] Expressing puzzlement over questions about whether he is "black enough", Obama told an August 2007 meeting of the National Association of Black Journalists that the debate is not about his physical appearance or his record on issues of concern to black voters. Obama said that "we're still locked in this notion that if you appeal to white folks then there must be something wrong."[205]

 

Echoing the inaugural address of John F. Kennedy, Obama acknowledged his youthful image in an October 2007 campaign speech, saying: "I wouldn't be here if, time and again, the torch had not been passed to a new generation."[206] A popular catch phrase distilled the concept: "Rosa sat so Martin could walk; Martin walked so Obama could run; Obama is running so our children can fly."[207]

  

From left: Presidents George H. W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter meet in the Oval Office on January 7, 2009.Obama has been praised as a master of oratory on par with other renowned speakers in the past such as Martin Luther King, Jr.[208][209] His "Yes We Can" speech, which artists independently set to music in a video produced by Will.i.am, was viewed by 10 million people on YouTube in the first month,[210] and received an Emmy Award.[211] University of Virginia professor Jonathan Haidt researched the effectiveness of Obama's public speaking and concluded that part of his excellence is because the politician is adept at inspiring the emotion of elevation, the desire to act morally and do good for others.[212] Obama used these communication skills in a series of weekly internet video addresses during his pre-inauguration transition period;[213] he has suggested he will make a series of broadcast and internet addresses similar to Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous fireside chats throughout his term as president to explain his policies and actions.[214]

 

Many commentators mentioned Obama's international appeal as a defining factor for his public image.[215] Not only did several polls show strong support for him in other countries,[216] but Obama also established close relationships with prominent foreign politicians and elected officials even before his presidential candidacy, notably with then incumbent British Prime Minister Tony Blair, whom he met in London in 2005,[217] with Italy's Democratic Party leader and then Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni, who visited Obama's Senate office in 2005,[218] and with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who also visited him in Washington in 2006.[219]

 

Obama won Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Awards for abridged audiobook versions of both of his books; for Dreams from My Father in February 2006 and for The Audacity of Hope in February 2008.[220]

 

In December 2008, Time magazine named Barack Obama as its Person of the Year for his historic candidacy and election, which it described as "the steady march of seemingly impossible accomplishments."[221]

  

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^ "Obama: Most Liberal Senator In 2007", National Journal (2008-01-31). Retrieved on 25 June 2008.

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^ Sidoti, Liz (2008-11-13). "Obama to Resign Senate Seat on Sunday". Time. Time Inc.. Retrieved on 2008-11-22.

^ Baker, Peter (2008-11-14). "ON THE WHITE HOUSE; If the Senate Reconvenes, Two Seats May Be Empty". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved on 2008-11-21.

^ "President Bush Signs Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act.". White House (2006-09-26).

^ U.S. Senate, 109th Congress, 1st Session (2005-05-12). "S. 1033, Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act". Thomas. Retrieved on 2008-04-27.

^ "Latinos Upset Obama Voted for Border Fence", CBS 2 (Chicago) (2006-11-20). Retrieved on 27 April 2008. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007.

^ "Lugar–Obama Nonproliferation Legislation Signed into Law by the President". Richard Lugar U.S. Senate Office (2007-01-11). Retrieved on 2008-04-27. See also: Lugar, Richard G; Barack Obama (2005-12-03). "Junkyard Dogs of War", Washington Post. Retrieved on 27 April 2008.

^ McCormack, John (2007-12-21). "Google Government Gone Viral", Weekly Standard. Retrieved on 27 April 2008. See also: "President Bush Signs Coburn–Obama Transparency Act". Tom Coburn U.S. Senate Office (2006-09-26). Retrieved on 2008-04-27. and USAspending.gov

^ S. 3077: Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008 Govtrack.us, 2007-2008 (110th Congress)

^ McIntire, Mike (2008-02-03). "Nuclear Leaks and Response Tested Obama in Senate", The New York Times. Retrieved on 27 April 2008.

^ Daniel Fisher (August 11, 2008). "November Election A Lawyer's Delight". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved on 2009-01-11.

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Eight-time Grammy nominee and Durham native Nnenna Freelon performs with the Ziad Jazz Quartet Friday, November 3, 2017. All photos by Brian "BT" Twitty Photography

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!

Grammy nominee Dominic Painchaud can really move.

e-fashion.us/fashion-news/how-you-can-get-beyonce-rihanna...

 

This 12 months’s Grammy nominees hold their own on a crimson carpet just to boot as they do on a level. From cat eyes to bold brows, here’s the way to get their signature good looks seems to be.

Beyoncé’s vivid lip

 

“B is an enormous fan of the seventies ‘golden woman’ pores and skin at this time...

Steve Aoki

3/7/18

Rialto Theatre

Tucson, AZ.

These photos were taken at the Lizard Lounge show 4/4/09, great show, fantastic music!

 

Monique Ortiz

 

www.myspace.com/moniqueortizmusic

www.myspace.com/akacod

 

On Facebook

www.facebook.com/pages/Monique-Ortiz/33920274859?ref=s

 

A review of our 4/4 Lizard Lounge show- blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Videos from Lizard Lounge show are posted - blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Vocalist/songwriter/bassist Monique Ortiz is known as the front woman of the Boston trio A.K.A.C.O.D. (a collaboration with Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley and Binary System drummer Larry Dersch).

 

After relocating to the Boston area in 1996 from her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Monique began playing numerous solo performances (just vocals and fretless bass) at art galleries, basement and loft parties, coffee houses and other small venues. In 1997 she formed Bourbon Princess, performing as a duo from 1996-1998. Her unconventional approach to the fretless bass, along with her androgynous contralto vocals and bleak lyrical content draw comparisons to Nick Cave, Nico, Jim Morrison, and Portishead to name a few. Having grown up listening to everything from Bauhaus and The Birthday Party, to Janice Joplin and Nina Simone, it makes perfect sense that Monique often refers to her sound as "...a sort of Gothic Blues", and you can expect nothing short of heavy, low, and soulful when you witness her live performance.

 

Over the past ten years Monique has written, arranged, and produced three full-length Bourbon Princess records, 1 solo Lp, Reclining Female, and has performed with a band (whose lineup includes original Morphine drummer Jerome Deupree, saxophonist and leader of Grammy-nominated jazz big band Either/Orchestra Russ Gershon and guitarist/pianist Jim Moran). She has recorded and performed as a backing vocalist for Orchestra Morphine, Twinemen, and The Collisions.

 

In 2004 and 2005 Monique was selected as a nominee for Best Female Vocalist in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, and The Boston Music Awards. She performed in the prestigious Jeff Buckley Tribute show in Chicago, doing her own versions of "I Woke Up In A Strange Place", and "Moodswing Whiskey". Her songs have appeared in MTV's "Real World", and on various compilations, such as Respond 2 (along with Ani Defranco, and Aimee Man), and Project Bread's "Get In Here And Eat".

 

Monique has received much critical acclaim and has been featured in the magazines MIX, MAGNET, and GUITAR PLAYER among others. Her debut solo cd "Reclining Female" was described as "Thirty-four minutes of plaintive, contrary, concentrated genius" by The Boston Noise.

 

Currently Monique is performing with drummer R.L. Hulsman (formerly of Scissormen), and bassist Steve Breman and will be releasing an EP this fall, with a full-length record next year.

M TORRES PROD INC. Willy Torres, Sound Towers Recording Studios NJ, For all your Recording Needs

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Biography

Willy Torres A-K-A William Maisonet-Torres, born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, on December 31, 1975. Growing up on his grandfather's farm, he was to the

Campesino or Jibaro music of Puerto Rico. Willy grew up in a musical household (both parents were professional musicians), and began singing at the age of four. Influenced by his father, renowned percussionist William Maisonet, Willy began playing Congas at the age of seven. His mother Doris who sang with local trios, and even recorded a few Boleros was always persuading him to keep singing. Willy quickly developed a keen ear, a natural affinity for percussion, as well as a deep love for music of Puerto Rico.

Willy began singing at an early age, and with the few chords he learned from the many musicians that visited the house, began accompanying himself on guitar. He began with the Mapeye, Seis Bolero, and later the Seis Fajardeño.

When his parent's family relocated to New York City in the mid 80's, Willy began playing saxophone in high school concerts, and jazz bands. He also performed at many neighborhood events. His vocal talents soon caught the ear of Salsa artist Larry Harlow, of Fania All-stars fame, who quickly recruited a then 16-year-old Willy Torres as a member of the Latin Legends Orchestra.

Willy's professionalism and knack for creating vocal arrangements on the spot have made him a regular on the New York Latin session scene. He has recorded vocals for Rey Ruiz, Tito Nieves, Alexandre Pires, Ricardo Montaner, Christian Castro, Andy & Lucas, Gilberto Santarosa, Ricky Martin, Victor Manuelle, to name a few.

Willy was one of the featured singers for the "Paul Simon" Capeman Music that was performed in the Brooklyn Academy Of Music April 2008.

Willy released his first solo Album "Willy's NYC Salsa Project" "Lo Que Traigo Yo" under an independent label "Latin Street Music (Select O' Hits)" August 1st, 2008 and his second Willy Torres "Hardcore" July 1st, 2011. Torres has received Nine Grammy nominations for his participation on various productions over the last 10 years and, was awarded a Grammy in 2004 (The Spanish Harlem Orchestra "across 110 Street), a 2006 Grammy for Best Tropical Album Producer of the Year, 2010 Grammy for best tropical album (The Spanish Harlem Orchestra "Viva La Tradicion") where he shows his composing skills & last but not least The best tropical album 2013 for his collaboration & guest artist for The Pacific Mambo Orchestra.

Soon to come:

Willy is currently Finalizing his 3rd Album "On Another Path" for release October 2014, and a book specializing in "Latin Vocal Styles" with the world renowned Hal Leonard Corporation. Willy is currently kept busy touring with new concept orchestra "Hardcore" and is a regular in the jazz and salsa festivals all around the world and Recording Scene.

4 Time Grammy Award Winning Vocalist

8 Time Grammy Award Nominee

Alex Ambassador Award Winner

2 Time Billboard Award Winner

Margaret Cho didn’t win the Grammy for Best Comedy Album this past Sunday — Patton Oswalt took the honor — but the five-time nominee did have a speech prepared in the event that she won the award during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

Luckily, she was also host of the pre-telecast...

 

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Berklee College of Music Grammy Nominees and Alumni gather at Village Recorders in West Los Angeles on February 11, 2017

:copyright: 2017 Ron Lyon Photo

Future Music Festival, Randwick, Sydney, Australia...

 

Today Sydney once again enjoyed one of the premiere Music Festivals to hit Australia - the Future Music Festival.

 

Randwick, in Sydney's eastern suburbs was blasted by festival goers, and for the most part, the crowd was not disappointed.

 

The fest which attracted 50,000 fans, had a line-up that ranged from Psy to alt-indie rockers The Stone Roses.

 

Industry talk as some folks questioned the use of the phrase "future music" for bands who had found fame and success decades ago, including The Stone Roses and The Prodigy, despite both acts being strong drawcards for many fans at the event.

 

There were plenty of other hot acts on the marquee included Rita Ora, Australian band The Temper Trap and Avicii.

 

Well done to everyone involved in the success of this years Future Music Festival.

 

Media...

 

Future Entertainment, Nova, Channel [V], SPA, inthemix and Faster Louder Present:

 

FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 - SYDNEY

Royal Randwick Racecourse, NSW

Sat 09 Mar, 2013

 

AVICII

ANNOUNCED AS THE EDM HEADLINER AT THIS YEAR'S FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL!!

 

Future Entertainment can now officially confirm that chart-topping Swedish superstar and worldwide phenomenon Avicii has been added to the already monumental line-up for this year's Future Music Festival in March!

 

Set to bring his massive production to the headlining spot of the EDM stage at this year's Future Music Festival, 2x Grammy award nominee Avicii has certainly proved himself as the EDM force to be reckoned with since he exploded on to the scene in 2011. Put quite simply, in the relatively short time since we first heard his name, Avicii has accomplished more than most artists would dream of in an entire lifetime. And, at just 23 years of age, Avicii is just getting started!

 

Best known for his exquisite production skills, his prolific live performances and a string of international mega-hits including the worldwide phenomenon, 'Levels', (which conquered music charts worldwide racking up over 50 million YouTube views, and was declared David Guetta's "Tune of 2011") Avicii is without a doubt one of the most in demand artists on the planet.

2012 saw the Swede skyrocket. Kicking the year off with the 'House for Hunger' tour, Avicii and manager Ash Pournouri donated a staggering $1million to the organization 'Feeding America', by doing a not-for-profit 27-stop tour of the U.S.

 

The year also saw him headline some of the world's biggest music festivals including Coachella, Ultra Music (where he was joined on-stage by pop queen Madonna), Lollapalooza, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland, Exit Festival, Creamfields, Mysteryland, Austin City Limits. He was also recently ranked as the second-most influential under-30 person in music by Forbes magazine.

 

Most recently, Avicii has launched the Avicii x You project which will see him collaborate with fans, producers and musicians from all over the world for his next single. All profits from the single will again go to the 'Feeding America' charity.

 

2013 will see this prodigal wiz-kid join the hallowed ranks of the Future Music Festival. The Day Of The Dead-Set Awesome is most certainly upon us and it's set to be all the more awesome with Avicii onboard!

 

The unstoppable force that is Avicii will headline the EDM stage at this year's Future Music Festivals alongside fellow heavyweights Dizee Rascal, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Madeon + many more.

 

The Future Music Festival 2013 pinata has officially popped!

 

It's the 'Day Of The Dead-Set Awesome' and this year Future Music Festival is set to rock your skulls off! We've been brewing something special, and full of more mind-blowing music than you can poke a cactus at... Future Music Festival 2013 is going to kick harder than a Tijuana donkey on peyote! Where else would you want to be? Our Casa is your casa muchacho!

 

With the most innovative and dynamic line-up to date, Future Entertainment is bringing you a curated arena and two super-sized main stages jam-packed with the hottest talent the world has on offer.

 

The Prodigy will give you the Warriors Dance Arena - an entire arena dedicated to hard-edged, and heavy bass driven music plus some of the world's most cutting-edge dub-step acts. The stage is set to showcase why this band deserves every sense of credibility and admiration attached to their name. It's going to be huge! Epic if you will. Joining them in the Warriors Dance Arena will be Boys Noize (Terminator-esque skull show! New album out this Friday), Feed Me Live (Live Teeth Show), FMF 2012 heroes Kill The Noize, Zeds Dead and Borgore. Another very welcome addition to the Warriors Dance Arena is international tastemaker and legendary DJ in his own right, Zane Lowe. This man has quite literally had a hand in the shaping careers of more than one of the artists on this line-up and has truly earned his stripes amongst the best. With each act as illustrious and defining as the next, be prepared... the Warriors are coming.

 

Fresh from breaking records for the fastest selling rock tour in UK history (220,000 tickets in 68 minutes!) the pioneers of alternative rock The Stone Roses are bringing their Manchester-borne reunion tour to Aussie shores. Joining them on the live front are fellow Brits Bloc Party. Returning to Australia for the first time since the release of their critically acclaimed new album Four they'll be sending fans into an absolute frenzy as they make their debut Future Music Festival appearance.

 

In a move unlike any other, International sensation and K-Pop superstar PSY has also been added to the bill. The recent online obsession over his Gangnam Style video has turned the South Korean into a global phenomenon. His single has had in excess of 400 million youtube views and has reached the number 1 spot in 33 countries and counting! Arriving in Australia this Sunday, Psy will perform on X-Factor and share with a captive nation his EX-PSY-TMENT about debuting his live show at Future Music Festival 2013.

 

Off the back of a triumphant performance at the AFL Grand Final that saw their smash hit album Conditions soar back into a Top 10 position in the ARIA charts, our boys The Temper Trap will be showing the internationals how we hold our own. Adding a little more Oz to the concoction will be indie-rock wunderkinds Gypsy & The Cat - returning with a much anticipated new album mixed by superstar Dave Fridman (The Flaming Lips, MGMT) and a new single 'Bloom' which shot straight to number 5 on the world wide hype machine.

 

Expect things to get a little bonkers with UK powerhouse MC and festival must-have Dizziee Rascal back on the bill. Fellow countrymen DJ Fresh and Rudimental have also had extremely impressive years. With a string of hits and sold out shows to each of their names respectively, these live acts know how to get the party started. Period. Also along for the ride we give you the chart-topping New York pop-rockers Fun. And you better believe it will be!

 

This season, Future Music Festival has pulled together an array of the finest female talent on the planet. First up, hailing from Harlem, we have the hard-hitting, natural born lyricist Azealia Banks. With a much anticipated new album on the way, this provocative lady of the moment is all set to deliver a hot and heavy set featuring tracks from her hit EP '1991'. Next up, Rita 'This Is How We Do' Ora will be taking to the stage. With no less than 3 number 1 UK hits under her Alexander Wang belt and a slew of burgeoning international praise, 2013 is all about Rita's Ora! On the topic of UK sensations, Ellie Goulding will be making her much-awaited Australian festival debut. Rounding off an almost perfect female contingent are the ever-impressive Aussies (and Future Music favourites), Nervo.

 

If ever there was an EDM all-star line-up, to end all other line-ups, this would undoubtedly be it. FMF 2013 brings you electronic icons Steve Aoki, A-Trak (Live), Madeon and Hardwell. The EDM A-Team has officially landed.

 

The undisputed heavyweight champion of underground and heralded king of Ibiza, Sven V th will be bringing his Cocoon Heroes concept down under for the first time. Returning for his 5th performance on FMF, V th will head up the strongest techno line-up in Future Music history. We kid you not. Cocoon Heroes will showcase fellow techno-titans Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler and Magda. Featuring full lights and production, Cocoon Heroes will boast all of the elements that make this the best event on the white island each summer, and much, MUCH more!

 

Trance-a-holics can look forward to riding every bone-tingling breakdown and build-up as we announce Wake Your Mind! Curated by none other than trance visionaries Cosmic Gate the Wake Your Mind stage will feature vocalist Emma Hewitt, W&W, tyDi, Super 8 & Tab and Ben Gold.

 

Last, but by no means least Australia's very own The Stafford Brothers, Timmy Trumpet, Tenzin and Bombs Away will once again join the hallowed ranks. Hold on to your margaritas - these Aussies are LOCO!! Party time? Excellente.

 

What is now a rite of passage for all music lovers, Future Music Festival is back! The Day Of The Dead-Set Awesome is upon us. This is the festivale de m sica futuro...Taco Taco muchachos!

 

FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 LINEUP*

 

THE PRODIGY - THE STONE ROSES - AVICII

Bloc Party - Dizzee Rascal - Azealia Banks - Rita Ora

Boys Noize (Live debut) - Hardwell - The Temper Trap - FUN.

Madeon - Rudimental - Ellie Goulding - Steve Aoki

Gypsy & The Cat - A-Trak (Live)

Kill The Noize - Feed Me (Live) - Zeds Dead

DJ Fresh - Nervo - Zane Lowe - Borgore

The Stafford Brothers & Timmy Trumpet - Tenzin - Bombs Away

Special Guest PSY (Gangnam Style)

 

COCOON HEROES feat Sven V th - Richie Hawtin

Ricardo Villalobos - Seth Troxler - Magda

 

WAKE YOUR MIND feat Cosmic Gate feat Emma Hewitt

W&W - tyDi - Andy Moor - Super8 & Tab - Ben Gold

+ MUCH MORE!!

 

NATIONAL TOUR DATES:

BRISBANE - Saturday 2nd March Doomben Racecourse

PERTH^ - Sunday 3rd March, Arena Joondalup - Labour Day Long Weekend

SYDNEY - Saturday 9th March Randwick Racecourse

MELBOURNE - Sunday 10th March Flemington Racecourse - Labour Day Long Weekend

ADELAIDE - Monday 11th March Bonython Park - NEW VENUE - Adelaide Cup Day

 

Websites

 

Future Music Festival

www.futureentertainment.com.au/futuremusicfestival

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

These photos were taken at the Lizard Lounge show 4/4/09, great show, fantastic music!

 

Monique Ortiz

 

www.myspace.com/moniqueortizmusic

www.myspace.com/akacod

 

On Facebook

www.facebook.com/pages/Monique-Ortiz/33920274859?ref=s

 

A review of our 4/4 Lizard Lounge show- blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Videos from Lizard Lounge show are posted - blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Vocalist/songwriter/bassist Monique Ortiz is known as the front woman of the Boston trio A.K.A.C.O.D. (a collaboration with Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley and Binary System drummer Larry Dersch).

 

After relocating to the Boston area in 1996 from her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Monique began playing numerous solo performances (just vocals and fretless bass) at art galleries, basement and loft parties, coffee houses and other small venues. In 1997 she formed Bourbon Princess, performing as a duo from 1996-1998. Her unconventional approach to the fretless bass, along with her androgynous contralto vocals and bleak lyrical content draw comparisons to Nick Cave, Nico, Jim Morrison, and Portishead to name a few. Having grown up listening to everything from Bauhaus and The Birthday Party, to Janice Joplin and Nina Simone, it makes perfect sense that Monique often refers to her sound as "...a sort of Gothic Blues", and you can expect nothing short of heavy, low, and soulful when you witness her live performance.

 

Over the past ten years Monique has written, arranged, and produced three full-length Bourbon Princess records, 1 solo Lp, Reclining Female, and has performed with a band (whose lineup includes original Morphine drummer Jerome Deupree, saxophonist and leader of Grammy-nominated jazz big band Either/Orchestra Russ Gershon and guitarist/pianist Jim Moran). She has recorded and performed as a backing vocalist for Orchestra Morphine, Twinemen, and The Collisions.

 

In 2004 and 2005 Monique was selected as a nominee for Best Female Vocalist in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, and The Boston Music Awards. She performed in the prestigious Jeff Buckley Tribute show in Chicago, doing her own versions of "I Woke Up In A Strange Place", and "Moodswing Whiskey". Her songs have appeared in MTV's "Real World", and on various compilations, such as Respond 2 (along with Ani Defranco, and Aimee Man), and Project Bread's "Get In Here And Eat".

 

Monique has received much critical acclaim and has been featured in the magazines MIX, MAGNET, and GUITAR PLAYER among others. Her debut solo cd "Reclining Female" was described as "Thirty-four minutes of plaintive, contrary, concentrated genius" by The Boston Noise.

 

Currently Monique is performing with drummer R.L. Hulsman (formerly of Scissormen), and bassist Steve Breman and will be releasing an EP this fall, with a full-length record next year.

Berklee College of Music Grammy Nominees and Alumni gather at Village Recorders in West Los Angeles on February 11, 2017

Â:copyright: 2017 Ron Lyon Photo

Steve Aoki

3/7/18

Rialto Theatre

Tucson, AZ.

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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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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As a musician...

"The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps." -Bob Black

 

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“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” ―Galileo Galilei

 

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"Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music." -Marcel Marceau

 

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"When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated, there will be no war" - Confucius

 

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"Turn up the music and turn down the drama." -Unknown

 

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"Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will." -Thomas Carlyle

 

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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.

 

****

The Buddha’s last words were :

“Subject to change are all things,

Strive on with diligence."

 

****

 

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

 

****

"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

 

****

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

 

****

"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

 

1****

"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

_____________

 

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/

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

****

 

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

 

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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/

 

__________________

 

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

 

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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

 

These photos were taken at the Lizard Lounge show 4/4/09, great show, fantastic music!

 

Monique Ortiz

 

www.myspace.com/moniqueortizmusic

www.myspace.com/akacod

 

On Facebook

www.facebook.com/pages/Monique-Ortiz/33920274859?ref=s

 

A review of our 4/4 Lizard Lounge show- blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Videos from Lizard Lounge show are posted - blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&frie...

 

Vocalist/songwriter/bassist Monique Ortiz is known as the front woman of the Boston trio A.K.A.C.O.D. (a collaboration with Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley and Binary System drummer Larry Dersch).

 

After relocating to the Boston area in 1996 from her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Monique began playing numerous solo performances (just vocals and fretless bass) at art galleries, basement and loft parties, coffee houses and other small venues. In 1997 she formed Bourbon Princess, performing as a duo from 1996-1998. Her unconventional approach to the fretless bass, along with her androgynous contralto vocals and bleak lyrical content draw comparisons to Nick Cave, Nico, Jim Morrison, and Portishead to name a few. Having grown up listening to everything from Bauhaus and The Birthday Party, to Janice Joplin and Nina Simone, it makes perfect sense that Monique often refers to her sound as "...a sort of Gothic Blues", and you can expect nothing short of heavy, low, and soulful when you witness her live performance.

 

Over the past ten years Monique has written, arranged, and produced three full-length Bourbon Princess records, 1 solo Lp, Reclining Female, and has performed with a band (whose lineup includes original Morphine drummer Jerome Deupree, saxophonist and leader of Grammy-nominated jazz big band Either/Orchestra Russ Gershon and guitarist/pianist Jim Moran). She has recorded and performed as a backing vocalist for Orchestra Morphine, Twinemen, and The Collisions.

 

In 2004 and 2005 Monique was selected as a nominee for Best Female Vocalist in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, and The Boston Music Awards. She performed in the prestigious Jeff Buckley Tribute show in Chicago, doing her own versions of "I Woke Up In A Strange Place", and "Moodswing Whiskey". Her songs have appeared in MTV's "Real World", and on various compilations, such as Respond 2 (along with Ani Defranco, and Aimee Man), and Project Bread's "Get In Here And Eat".

 

Monique has received much critical acclaim and has been featured in the magazines MIX, MAGNET, and GUITAR PLAYER among others. Her debut solo cd "Reclining Female" was described as "Thirty-four minutes of plaintive, contrary, concentrated genius" by The Boston Noise.

 

Currently Monique is performing with drummer R.L. Hulsman (formerly of Scissormen), and bassist Steve Breman and will be releasing an EP this fall, with a full-length record next year.

Tori Kelly performs on March 14, 2014 at Victorian Room at The Driskill during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas

Gavin DeGraw

10/1/17

Oro Valley Music Festival

Tucson, AZ

Nothing More at Dingwalls, Camden, London, UK - 6th December 2017

 

Photography by Marianne Brits-Strodl

Photo by: The Rosebud Agency,

Marcia Ball, More details on Wcities.com. Marcia Ball grew up in the south, where she developed an ear for blues and ballads. A four time Grammy Nominee and the winner of eight Blues Music Awards, Ball's soulful songwriting and beautiful skills as a pianist have gained her a popular following as an up-and-coming blues artist.

Berklee College of Music Grammy Nominees and Alumni gather at Village Recorders in West Los Angeles on February 11, 2017

:copyright: 2017 Ron Lyon Photo

Tori Kelly performs on April 10, 2013 at the Vera Project in Seattle, Washington

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

David Bromberg

9/6/17

Rialto Theatre

Tucson, AZ

Eight-time Grammy nominee and Durham native Nnenna Freelon performs with the Ziad Jazz Quartet Friday, November 3, 2017. All photos by Brian "BT" Twitty Photography

Tori Kelly performs on March 14, 2014 at Victorian Room at The Driskill during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas

Appearing for the first time on my Flickr photostream is my spouse's first usable photo of 2011 Grammy award nominee Adam Lambert.

 

Adam was singing Sleepwalker. This was his second last performance on his Glam Nation (world) Tour at the sold out Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre.

 

This was her first time handling her early Christmas present, a Canon PowerShot SX130 IS, from yours truly. I had to preset the camera. All she had to do was press the shutter button halfway to focus and then press it all the way to capture the image. She "hates" this two step process.

 

She was standing near the front of the stage with her friend while I was sitting comfortably in the balcony with her friend's husband and VIP's.

 

My YouTube video

 

Hollywood, USA ~ December 15, 2010.

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, 1 of the 5.)

__________________

 

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

 

****

 

“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

 

****

“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.

 

****

The Buddha’s last words were :

“Subject to change are all things,

Strive on with diligence."

 

****

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

 

****

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

 

****

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

 

****

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

 

****

"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

 

****

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

 

****

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

 

1****

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

 

****

"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

_____________

 

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.

 

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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.

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

 

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!978 Devidip Orchestra

 

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