PNC Arts Alive 2018 Jazz Cultural Voices
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts – TICKETS
Sumi Tonooka (pronounced To-NO-ka) has been called a “fierce and fascinating composer and pianist” (Jazz Times), “provocative and compelling” (New York Times), and “continually inventive, original, surprising, and a total delight,” (Cuadranos de Jazz, Madrid).
Siegel CD Release Tour
Performing Jazz in Kansas City
A Kansas City-based catalyst organization, KC Jazz ALIVE hosts lunches at Grand Street Cafe every other month for the community to come and learn about great things happening in KC jazz.
This month’s lunch will be on Friday, September 14 from 11:30am – 1pm.
“Each lunch we host has a theme, and we are planning on a short panel discussion,” said Macy Lane of KC Jazz ALIVE. “The theme will be “Performing Jazz in Kansas City”. We secure 3-4 talented jazz performers in KC.”
A guitarist and flutist, ARC’s Ron Carlson assembled a collaboration among New York and Kansas City musicians featuring Diana Herold, Grisha Alexiev, Greg Clinkingbeard and vocalist Jennifer White performing jazz standards and original compositions dedicated to the memory of Diane Carlson. Preview the recording at CD Baby.
Soon To Be Released…
James Armstrong – Ruminations Interview
“You hear me walking into the studio, and sitting down at the C9. We went straight into the long take after that.” – JA
ARC: How long did you prepare for “Ruminations” before going into Fantasy Studios to record?
JA: About 3 1/2 months practice going into the“Ruminations” session, concurrent with the day teaching job.
ARC: We’ve posted your warm-up track that’s included with your release, along with this interview. It’s a healthy 5:41 in length. However, the formal recording you have released on the ARC label of “Ruminations” is an extended improvised work of over an hour, correct?
JA: Yes, the central (“Ruminations”) performance clocks in at just over an hour. There were no splices. Alberto described sessions replete with outtakes and overdubs.
ARC: To undertake any solo instrumental recording as a producer is a venture of daring and it takes a great deal of artistic courage to prepare such a project. Especially, within the context of the creative improvised music realm.
JA: I take the position that a performance will never be “perfect“. However, with consistent practice, it will be successful.
ARC: When will “Ruminations” be available to the public?
JA: I’m targeting a release date on or about September 22.
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On December 7, 2007, Sumi Tonooka, Erica Lindsay and Christopher Burnett endeavored to create a platform that empowered professional recording artists and composers like themselves to document their work, build a catalog of their life’s work and maintain creative and financial control of their products.
They achieved that goal and continue to be successful in many unexpected tangible ways as well. Thanks for your consideration, interest, and support. Stay tuned for more exciting news as we end the year with several exciting releases and begin 2018 with more great news and music!