The Black Sorrows Head to the UK in June

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Joe Camilleri's Black Sorrows head to the UK in June to promote their 20th Album Faithful Satellite.

They blew the roof off as they had everyone, smiling, dancing, drinking and rocking the night away.”

— Vulture Magazine

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, May 28, 2017 / — One of Australia’s most loved bands, The Black Sorrows will head to the UK in June to headline at Maverick Festival and celebrate the release of album No.20 Faithful Satellite. The band will also perform side-shows in London and Leicester.

Fri 30th June Nell’s Jazz & Blues London
Sat 1st July Maverick Festival Easton Farm Park Suffolk
Sun 2nd July The Musician Leicester

Formed 1984, The Black Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most enduring touring bands, earning the reputation as a dynamic live act and festival favourite. Fronted by ARIA Music Hall of Fame inductee Joe Camilleri, the band deliver a glorious musical mix of blues, roots, soul and old school R n B.

Joe Camilleri, has been at the forefront of Australian music culture for decades and was recently awarded “Living Legend” status by Rolling Stone. Joe first came to prominence as leader of seminal 70’s band, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons. With a career as singer, songwriter, musician and producer that spans over 50 years, Joe is considered one of the most genuinely talented figures in Australian music.
The Black Sorrows have a legion of loyal fans throughout Australia and Europe. There have been hit records, world tours and multi-platinum albums and Joe’s songwriting skills are much in demand with greats, Elvis Costello and John Denver having recorded some of his songs.

Faithful Satellite – Out Now through Cadiz Music


“…an extraordinary album with richly produced songs that switch through just about every musical genre of the last hundred years.” CMP Mag UK

“The album is a ‘masterpiece’…the beauty is in its diversity with rock to jazz to bluegrass to country woven through the release…” Noise 11

”Faithful Satellite will undoubtedly generate effortless appreciation outside the circle of the Black Sorrows diehard fan” Written In Music NL

Fri 30 Jun Nell’s Jazz & Blues London 7:00pm

Sat 1 Jul Maverick Festival Easton Suffolk 10pm

Sun 2 July The Musician – Leicester 7:30pm

“Catching The Black Sorrows brand of raw, rootsy, hip-shaking rock’n’roll feels like discovering the best bar band in the world”
The Dubai National

“…you know you’re in the presence of a real thumping, jangling, Mississippi-by-way-of-Melbourne rock n’ roll band”
The Skinny Edinburgh

“Camilleri is an Aussie rock legend and one of this nation’s finest performers..the epitome of a hardworking entertainer who knows how to connect with his audience.” Sydney Morning Herald

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Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Market Segment by Applications, Product Types,Regions and Forecast to 2022

PUNE, INDIA, May 25, 2017 / —

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This report studies the global Automotive Infotainment and Navigation market, analyzes and researches the Automotive Infotainment and Navigation development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This report focuses on the top players in global market, like
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United States
Southeast Asia

Market segment by Type, Automotive Infotainment and Navigation can be split into
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Global Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022
1 Industry Overview of Automotive Infotainment and Navigation
1.1 Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Market Overview
1.1.1 Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Product Scope
1.1.2 Market Status and Outlook
1.2 Global Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Market Size and Analysis by Regions
1.2.1 United States
1.2.2 EU
1.2.3 Japan
1.2.4 China
1.2.5 India
1.2.6 Southeast Asia
1.3 Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Market by Type
1.3.1 Connectivity
1.3.2 Navigation
1.3.3 Fuel Efficiency
1.3.4 Safety and Audio.
1.3.5 Others
1.4 Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Market by End Users/Application
1.4.1 Passenger Car
1.4.2 Commercial Vehicle

2 Global Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Competition Analysis by Players
2.1 Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Market Size (Value) by Players (2016 and 2017)
2.2 Competitive Status and Trend
2.2.1 Market Concentration Rate
2.2.2 Product/Service Differences
2.2.3 New Entrants
2.2.4 The Technology Trends in Future

3 Company (Top Players) Profiles
3.1 Microsoft Corporation
3.1.1 Company Profile
3.1.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.1.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.1.4 Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.1.5 Recent Developments
3.2 Intel Corporation
3.2.1 Company Profile
3.2.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.2.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.2.4 Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.2.5 Recent Developments
3.3 Bose Corporation
3.3.1 Company Profile
3.3.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.3.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.3.4 Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.3.5 Recent Developments
3.4 Audiovox Corporation
3.4.1 Company Profile
3.4.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.4.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.4.4 Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.4.5 Recent Developments
3.5 Visteon Corporation
3.5.1 Company Profile
3.5.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.5.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.5.4 Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.5.5 Recent Developments
3.6 Genivi Alliance
3.6.1 Company Profile
3.6.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.6.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.6.4 Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.6.5 Recent Developments

4 Global Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Market Size by Type and Application (2012-2017)
4.1 Global Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Market Size by Type (2012-2017)
4.2 Global Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Market Size by Application (2012-2017)
4.3 Potential Application of Automotive Infotainment and Navigation in Future
4.4 Top Consumer/End Users of Automotive Infotainment and Navigation


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Living at the edge of peace – Berlin cultures dancing on the street

BERLIN (MY LOVE) song release by JAZZ AT HEART

„Name it Rock, Metal, Jazz, Pop, Classic, Latin, Crossover and whatever, it’s just music by JAZZ AT HEART“”

— Gustav Steinhoff, composer and head of JAZZ AT HEART

ROSTOCK-BERLIN, GERMANY, May 25, 2017 / — BERLIN, May 25, 2017. Can you imagine a peaceful metropolis with international neighbourhoods enjoying their life dancing together on the street? It’s happening in the German capital Berlin with the 22nd Street Festival Carnival of cultures upcoming on June 2-5, 2017. The German band JAZZ AT HEART commits to Berlin as the place to be with a musical homage BERLIN (MY LOVE) to be released on iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay on June 1, 2017 preceding their new album „Love is the gun“ (release September 2017).

JAZZ AT HEART was founded in 2004 by Gustav Steinhoff (keyboards) and Christina Jaschkowiak (vocal), both heart physicians with empathic dedication to jazz and modern music. The band comes now up with their fifth album release "Love is the gun" involving the jazz singers Christina Jaschkowiak, Della Miles and Marie-Luise Boening as well as six top instrumentalists. Their unique musical setup puts Jazz as the frame of modern music styles. And what about Berlin? Is it a special place for integration of cultures forming a neighbourhood? "First, it was just this extra song about and the ideal picture of native and alien people dancing together on the street – and now you can see this happening in Berlin“ says Christina Jaschkowiak.

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Trailer JAZZ AT HEART album release “Love is the gun”

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New Partnership Forged Between Super Summer Theatre and Purplepass Ticketing

Purplepass Ticketing

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Super Summer Theatre

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Purplepass Makes Ticketing and Entry Easier for Theater Organizers and Each and Every Guest

The mission of SUPER SUMMER THEATRE is to promote the use of Nevada State Parks by providing quality, family-oriented, and reasonably priced outdoor cultural entertainment to the community.”

— Super Summer Theatre

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES, May 25, 2017 / — April 15, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada – Purplepass ticketing is pleased to announce its newest partnership—with Las Vegas’ Super Summer Theater series. The partnering of the Super Summer Theater series and Purplepass is exciting for anyone who enjoys a good show and spending time in the great outdoors. Now it will be easier than ever for attendees to get into the show with minimal effort. Plus, the hosts can get a better idea of the demand for programs like this.

Super Summer Theater runs each year during the summer months on Wednesday through Saturday nights. The theater program offers attendees the chance to see popular shows in a family friendly environment while enjoying the great outdoors. Consider the Mission Statement of the organization to get a better idea of the goal of all involved: "The mission of SUPER SUMMER THEATRE is to promote the use of Nevada State Parks by providing quality, family-oriented, and reasonably priced outdoor cultural entertainment to the community including theatrical arts educational opportunities."

Super Summer Theater has been a beloved tradition for many locals since 1976. In the early days, ticketing was simple, but as interest in the shows has grown, the organization has searched for a better way to take care of ticketing and entry.

Purplepass offers online ticket pre-sales and an easy-to-use check in system that works with Facebook. The convenience of the Purplepass system takes the stress off the organizers of Super Summer Theater and makes for a seamless experience for the attendees too—a win-win situation for all involved.

Purplepass does more than just issue tickets. As a full-featured event organization solution, Purplepass makes the Super Summer Theater experience more enjoyable for each and every attendee throughout the summer. The Purplepass team is excited to bring its high-tech ticketing solution to such a beloved event as the Super Summer Theater.

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Purplepass Ticketing
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What is Super Summer Theatre all about?

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KAJ Brothers Release Love on the Dance Floor Video on YouTube on National Brother’s Day

Love on the Dance Floor is the sequel to the hit She Wants to Dance

The follow-up single to the hit She Wants to Dance tells the continuation of a romantic journey

ORLANDO, FL, UNITED STATES, May 24, 2017 / — Timed perfectly for National Brother’s Day, the KAJ Brothers have released a new video, Love on the Dance Floor, on YouTube. Love on the Dance Floor is the second single off the Chivalry album and the story is the sequel to the budding romance which began with the first single, She Wants to Dance. The video can be seen here:

The boy band sensation made a big splash on YouTube with more than 150,000 views in just the first month of the high-energy dance tune She Wants to Dance being released ( Similar success could be in store for Love on the Dance Floor because of its upbeat style and tight choreography.

The Orlando-based KAJ Brothers are a unique trio of pop, rock and R&B talent featuring masterful harmonies, exciting musicality and a tremendous ability to dance. They are on a mission to make chivalry cool again through their music with lyrics that aren’t demeaning to women and that message is resonating with their fans as they jump on board with the mission and the songs.

She Wants to Dance received strong airplay on iHeartRadio and is climbing the Amazon charts. The Chivalry EP and the singles are available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music and anywhere else music is sold. They are also available on the KAJ Brothers website at

Observed every year on May 24, Brother’s Day honors the brothers in our lives and the KAJ Brothers are using it as an occasion to celebrate.

More about the KAJ Brothers:
The multi-talented, Orlando-based KAJ Brothers consists of Kyle Craichy on vocals, dance, piano and guitar; sibling Austin Craichy on vocals, dance, piano, guitar and drums; and vocalist and dance champion Johnny Atys, from Paris, France. Kyle and Austin were born in Tampa and learned to sing and play the piano from their mother, Monica, who was crowned Miss Florida in 1985 and won the talent award for her classical piano performance of Rachmaninoff at the Miss America Pageant. Kyle is also the best-selling author or Face It: Winning the War on Acne and the founder and CEO of AcneLXR. The KAJ Brothers regularly work with Orlando's renowned producer/vocal coach Gerry Williams who helped craft the boy band sound for N'Sync and The Backstreet Boys. They have also worked with Jeff Villanueva, whose client list reads like a Who’s Who of top pop artists, including Usher, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey and Beyonce. More information can be found at:;

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HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival Returns To Kansas City June 8-11, 2017

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HEAR Now Festival celebrates audio stories in recorded and live performances by audiobook narrators and more. Learn Dramatic Podcasting too!

KANSAS CITY, MO, UNITED STATES, May 24, 2017 / — HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival June 8-11, 2017 For 5th annual gathering.

Singer Songwriter Kasey Lansdale's new podcast features horror tales.

Simon Jones brings new Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy to HEAR Now.

HEAR Now is a place where audiobook fans and narrators, radio play producers and actors, sound engineers and new technology all meet. This annual four–day "Audio Forum" blends audio fiction and story-telling with other disciplines to create an immersion experience in the audio arts. Honestly, you won’t believe your ears!

"It's the only festival of its kind in the U.S. dedicated to the art of recorded and live audio story-telling in all its many forms," according to Festival Director Cynthia Allen.

HEAR Now – an audio version of a film festival – celebrates contemporary audio story-telling across the entertainment industries, like animation and gaming, but most especially for audio podcasts, radio plays and audiobooks.

Offering a multi-faceted program showcasing the many forms of audio fiction and sound art story-telling HEAR Now is for fans and artists alike.

"Come educate your ears and your imagination with audio fiction programs that epitomize a tradition of technological innovation and craftsmanship," says Allen.

The 2017 Festival returns with INNOVATIONS at the Truman Auditorium of the Kansas City Public Library on Thursday, June 8th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

Host Angela Elam of public radio's New Letters on The Air and voice artist William Dufris, will help HEAR Now showcase and celebrate innovations in a variety of story-telling areas, including the use of language and story-telling styles, and the use of sound in new entertainment technologies, like 3-D and Virtual Reality.

Along with special guest Tony Winner Gareth Fry of Broadway's The Encounter, INNOVATIONS concludes with a performance of the Declaration of Independence inspired by the book Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality.

Featuring many of the Festival's celebrity voice artists, the HEAR Now cast will 'perform and present' America's founding text to showcase not only innovations in the use of language in crafting the Declaration, but also its continued relevance to contemporary social issues. This performance will reveal what democracy actually means and what it asks of us as citizens of the US.

Among the guest artists performing the Declaration will be award winning narrators and voice actors Simon Jones, Scott Brick, Robin Miles, Dion Graham, Julia Whelan, and PJ Ochlan.

WORKSHOP 101 & Panels, and Live Performances
The Festival also offers immersive hands-on training in audio drama production through its Dramatic Podcast 101 program, this year led by former NPR anchor Frank Stasio and playwright Howard Craft, and focused on creating new original short fiction written and produced by students and heard daily on-line.

Live performances and panels happen at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza's Ballroom, the National World War I Museum, Prospero's Books, and All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church's Bragg Auditorium.

The NATF Playhouse, Friday, June 9th from 9:15am – 4:30pm, at the Cinemark Theatre, offers recorded listening of contemporary and award winning works, by artists from around the country and the world. The day ends with a retrospective of Jones's career as an audio actor, beginning with the first and original Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy and ending with new sonic treats about to complete that series.

Panels focused on dramatic podcasts run daily. Thursday night, June 8th, from 9:00pm to 10:00pm at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza "The Best of Audio Fiction 2017" features Dr. Who and original new works like In The Embers. Friday, June 9th, from 9:00pm to 10:00pm creator Eric Martin and actor Scott Brick take you on a wild cowboy ride with Hoot Gibson, Stitcher Premium's wildly popular podcast featuring Andy Cohen.

A special panel featuring new podcasts from WONDERY bring singer song-writer Kasey Lansdale to the HEAR Now Saturday, June 10th from 11am -12:30pm at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza.

Daughter of famed author Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey tells her stories in song and as Dramatic Podcasts. Join her and producer / voice actor William Dufris as they feature the original audio play Blind Love written by Joe and Kasey, and featuring Kasey in the production along with her music.

1917, a new audio play at the National World War I museum on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm, highlights events that led America to War I, and, tells the stories of the everyday individuals drawn into this battle, with recorded elements and live performances by guests artists like multi Audie-award winning narrator Scott Brick.

At AUDIO Tonight! on Saturday, June 10, at All Soul's Bragg Auditorium from 7:30pm – 9:30pm original audio sketches and plays from groups like WildClaw Theater of Chicago and VoiceScapes Audio Theatre of New York City; Missouri Master Story-teller and Kansas City resident Gladys Coggswell; original poetry from award winning Slam Poet Tony Brewer, with musical accompaniment by award winning improvisational Jazz artist Jason Wang (The Voice); and Binaural Shakespeare are all presented.

This four-day Festival offers a panoramic experience in all aspects of the art and craft of audio fiction and sound art storytelling.

"We welcome fans and producers alike," says NATF President Sue Zizza. "Our goal is to connect fans with narrators and performers they know and love as well as with new talent and authors being produced in the audio marketplace."

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HEAR Now is funded in part by The Missouri Arts Council – a state agency; The Kansas City Neighborhood Tourist and Development Fund, and others.

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​GSM North American Tour 2017 – Make it Happen!

Gas Station Mentality is launching a crowdfunding campaign for their 2017 North American Tour through

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, May 23, 2017 / — This summer, bring an “electric prog fusion” band, Gas Station Mentality, to your hometown. Gas Station Mentality is on the cutting edge of the music scene in Montreal, Canada, and is made up of three wonderful, fun and hard working individuals; Blake Hawley-Guitar, Antoine Pelegrin-Bass, and Guillaume Pilote-Drums.

GSM gained immediate international and national attention after the release of their self-titled debut album in 2015. The album was propelled into the limelight after GSM performed at The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Blake was awarded the title of Best Guitarist at the festival and was given a beautiful, handmade electric guitar built by the master luthier from from Finland, Juha Ruokangas. Since then, the group’s recognition has been growing like wildfire, and in a short amount of time, their music has become an anthem to the ears of jazz and rock fans in Canada, US, Finland and across the globe.

What is the recipe for the rapidly growing success of GSM? Heartfelt songs, awe-inspiring live performances, an intense work ethic and a very close relationship to the fans. Not to mention the masterful musicianship apparent in their recordings. Blake recently completed his master’s degree in jazz performance from McGill University while touring with GSM and recording the band’s latest album.

After 2 years of preparation, the band is finally ready to release its second album Systematically Manufactured
​ ; a most compelling collection of songs that cross all generic boundaries and somehow maintain an element of familiarity. The group will be embarking on a 2017 North American Tour to support this this latest album and they are looking for your support to bring their performance to as many cities and towns across North America and even the world as possible, that’s why they are launching this crowdfunding campaign via​. Gas Station Mentality wants to hand-deliver this latest album to each and every supporter. Seriously, look at the perks for supporting their campaign. The tour is set to begin this July and last through the fall; they are releasing their new album on May 26 with album launch performances New York City on May 31st and in Montreal on June 9.

The band’s campaign goal is set at $8,000, the more money raised through this campaign, the larger the tour will be. The perks for donating to this campaign are truly outstanding, for only $10, backers will receive a download of the new album as well as the offical GSM t-shirt. For a donation of $80, backers will receive a Skype lesson with any member of Gas Station Mentality as well as physical copies of the first album and the new album both signed by the band. With a donation of $300, you can have the band perform for you anywhere in North America either in your home or at your favorite venue.

GSM has only one month left to reach their target of $8,000, support this campaign today. Support The Way. The Life. The MENTALITY. For more information or to back this campaign, visit:

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Blake Hawley presents GSM North American Tour 2017

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Convergence: An Art Exhibition, Panel Discussion, & Reception

Convergence is an exhibition of student art and academic learning featuring the work of elementary and high school students from 17 Chicago Public Schools

CHICAGO, IL, USA, May 23, 2017 / — The CONVERGENCE exhibition showcases the innovative works of visual, digital, and performing art created by students participating in CAPE’s Artist/Researcher Program at 17 Chicago Public Schools. The Artist/Researcher Program brings together experienced classroom teachers and professional teaching artists to weave the arts into academic subject matter, and the resulting artworks rely upon and highlight both areas. Several key events will occur during the Convergence exhibition’s run:

• May 25, 11:30am to 1pm – Brownbag Lunch Panel Discussion focused on curation and the exhibition of student work
• June 1, 5pm to 8pm – A gallery closing celebration that will feature gallery tours, refreshments, and the opportunity to meet artists and teachers whose work is on display
• Ongoing- Student Field Trips to the gallery will allow students to see their own artwork in a professional gallery setting alongside the work from other CAPE schools.
• Ongoing- Workshops for CAPE teachers and teaching artists on a variety of topics related to the creation, curation, and exhibition of student work

Photographers and press crews are invited to attend any of these events. The public can RSVP for free at .

Artwork on display includes:
• E-textiles and tapestries created by 4th graders at Durkin Park Elementary as they explored electrical circuitry
• Large-scale, 3D maps created by special education students at Ray Graham that highlight community resources available to them as they transition to life after graduation
• A collection of postcards designed by 8th graders at Telpochcalli Elementary that use metaphors and symbolism to encourage immigrant advocacy and activism in their community.

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Every year, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) inspires over 5,000 students from more than 50 Chicago Public Schools to be more passionate about their educations. CAPE stirs their passion for learning by weaving the arts into academics through original, creative lesson plans developed together by teaching artists and public schoolteachers. With CAPE, learning takes place inside classrooms and beyond school walls, wherever subject matter best comes to life. Commissioned, long-term research shows their unique approach to art-based education continually improves students’ grades, critical thinking, self-esteem and confidence. For more information, please visit

Amy Rasmussen
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Building Futures Through the Arts

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Max Lifchitz Up Close!

Pianist/Composer Max Lifchitz

Max Lifchitz

On Saturday afternoon June 3, Max Lifchitz marks 50 years in New York City performing a retrospective concert of his vocal and instrumental works

Mr. Lifchitz, who is the enterprising director of North/South Consonance, is also an ambidextrous conductor of complex music.”

— New York Times

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, May 23, 2017 / — Max Lifchitz will mark 50 years as a New York City resident with a retrospective concert featuring recent and erstwhile vocal and instrumental works.

The event will be held on Saturday afternoon June 3 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. It will start at 2:30 PM and end approximately at 4:00 PM. The auditorium is ADA accessible. Free admission (no tickets needed).

Lifchitz will not only appear as pianist but will also be joined by members of his North/South Consonance Ensemble including vocalist Celia Castro, violinist Claudia Schaer and cellist Marisol Espada.

Celia Castro will sing Rosa Divina (Heavenly Rose) a stirring song cycle inspired by the poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the 17th century Mexican writer and pioneer feminist. Completed last year, this song cycle received its first hearing under the auspices of the recently held 2017 Contemporary Music Festival in Santiago Chile.

Violinist Claudia Schaer will perform Yellow Ribbons No. 51 a work written with great urgency as information about the tragedy that befell Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016 saturated the news media. In response to what is considered the deadliest mass shooting in US history, Pulse – the name of the night club where the misfortune unfolded – might be an appropriate subtitle for the work. Ms. Schaer premiered the piece at the Bar Harbor Music Festival last July.

Lifchitz will open the program performing his Cinco Preludios and Tema y Variaciones, two early piano works written in Mexico City over fifty years ago while as a young man he was pondering the possibility of pursuing a career in music.

Other works to be heard include Lifchitz’s humorous songs Three Concerted Madrigals based on 16th century Italian poetry; Yellow Ribbons No. 46 for cello and piano performed by Marisol Espada; and Transformations Nos. 1 and 2 for solo cello and violin respectively.

Lifchitz began studying music in his native México City under the tutelage of Spanish composer Rodolfo Halffter. In 1966, he was awarded a scholarship to continue his training under the guidance of Luciano Berio at The Juilliard School. Lifchitz’s compositional activities have been possible thanks to grants from among others, the ASCAP, Ford and Guggenheim Foundations; the New York State Council for the Arts Individual Artists Program; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Awarded first prize in the 1976 Gaudeamus Competition for Performers of Contemporary Music held in Holland, Lifchitz has appeared as pianist on concert stages throughout Europe, Latin America and the US.

A strong advocate of the music of our time, Lifchitz is in charge of North/South Consonance, Inc. the new music organization he founded in 1980. In addition to presenting a yearly concert series in New York City, the North/South Chamber Orchestra maintains an active recording schedule with over 60 compact discs to its credit. Its activities are made possible with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; grants from the BMI Foundation and the Music Performance Trust; as well as contributions from many generous individual donors.

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Max Lifchitz’s Rosa Divina featuring Celia Castro

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Bassist Erik Scott's IN THE COMPANY OF CLOUDS Wins Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental at ZMR Awards


A double win: Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album went to IN THE COMPANY OF CLOUDS by Erik Scott

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Award-winning Bassist, Composer and Producer Erik Scott (Alice Cooper, Sonia Dada, Flo & Eddie)


Erik Scott’s indie albums include Other Planets, And The Earth Bleeds, Spirits, and In The Company Of Clouds

The Multi-faceted Artist/Composer/Producer has Been a Force in Contemporary Instrumental
Music Since the 2008 Release of His Solo Debut OTHER PLANETS.

Erik’s album introduced me to a most imaginative artist who has reinvented himself to break new ground and explore uncharted musical territory…a “must-have” recording for sonic seekers.”

— Michael Diamond

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 23, 2017 / — Living up to its transcendent title, acclaimed bassist, composer and producer Erik Scott's IN THE COMPANY OF CLOUDS rose above the competition to win both Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album honors at last weekend’s 2016 Zone Music Awards Concert in New Orleans. Scott wrote and produced the album, makes great use of instrumentalist friends on several tracks, and paints with beautiful gospel voices on two tracks. A consistent presence throughout is the graceful steel guitar of John Pirruccello, who is heard on his previous recordings as well. Erik plays melodic fretless, and in his own words “his fretted Frankenbass 1964 Fender, bass-generated sound fx, the keyboards, drum and percussion programs, some wee vocals, and that one mandolin.” The album is self-released by Erik Scott (, published by Hened Music, BMI, and is now available worldwide.

In a review of the awards show, John Diliberto, producer of the taste-making PRI-syndicated radio program Echoes, wrote, “Topping the night was the Album of the Year. In a competitive slate that included impressive albums like Jeff Pearce’s Follow the River Home, Fiona Joy’s Signature Synchronicity and GRAMMY® winners White Sun’s latest release, the award went to Erik Scott…IN THE COMPANY OF CLOUDS was a CD of the Month on Echoes last year, was #3 on Echoes’ Top 25 for 2016, and it deserved the award. Scott’s album also won in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category….”

Featuring a blend of Scott’s lush, melodic fretless bass, in addition to steel guitar, gentle percussion textures and touches of choir-like vocals, IN THE COMPANY OF CLOUDS creates an ambience that is all at once earthy and ethereal. Since its release in 2016, the album has been described as “warm”, “moody” and full of “jaw-dropping” sounds; apt descriptions of an album that delivers a heart-opening range of music across seven tracks that take their time to deliver what Scott sets out to give.

Ambient, New Age and Contemporary Fusion fans seeking those fresh sounds have been on board with the independent artist’s ever evolving sonic vision since he released his solo debut album Other Planets in 2008, followed by 2014’s And The Earth Bleeds, and Spirits, which led to beloved music writer Michael Diamond (Music and Media Focus) to comment “Erik’s album…introduced me to a most imaginative artist who has reinvented himself to break new ground and explore uncharted musical territory. Spirits is a “must-have” recording for sonic seekers.”

“It was very nice to win, especially considering that I was in competition with so many great talents in both categories,” says Scott. “Not a lot of former rockers have gone down this path that I’ve chosen, but I’ve been making music for 50 years. Why not try new things? Why do what’s already been done? Loud or soft, for me, it’s all about making great musical art. If it’s compelling, people want to listen.”

Earlier in his career, Scott played bass for the musical duo Flo & Eddie (featuring members of The Turtles) and Alice Cooper, for whom he also produced. In the 1990s, he was one of the founding members of Sonia Dada, a Chicago-based rock/soul/R&B band which reached #1 on the Australian music charts with their self-titled debut album. Scott was also the co-writer of “Father, Father,” the title track for gospel/R&B legend Pop Staples’ album that won a GRAMMY Award in 1994 for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Other artists Scott has worked with include Mavis Staples, Carl Palmer, and Kim Carnes. He also wrote and recorded music for a variety of hit TV shows and films, including “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and its sequels.

On Saturday May 13, 2017, Zone Music Reporter presented awards for more than a dozen music categories at Louis J. Roussel Hall on the campus of Loyola University in New Orleans. Scott attended the awards ceremony alongside musical contemporaries including Will Ackerman, Deuter, Seay, Byron Metcalf, Hennie Bekker, Hans Christian, Paul Speer, Fiona Joy and many more. Coincidentally, the album was mastered at Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont by Tom Eaton, who was honored with this year’s Best New Artist award.

Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) is the industry source of global radio airplay reports for myriad musical styles. ZMR tracks radio airplay of both terrestrial and internet broadcast radio stations reporting their airplay from around the world. The site features weekly broadcaster playlists, monthly airplay charts, album reviews, and annual awards as voted upon by international programmers. ZMR is the premier Record Charting site for radio airplay reports in the New Age, World, Solo Piano, Acoustic Instrumental, Ambient, Celtic, Chill, Contemporary Instrumental, Electronic, Folk, Jazz, Meditative/Healing, Neo-Classical, Native American, Relaxation, and Instrumental genres.

IN THE COMPANY OF CLOUDS is available in physical and digital formats, and can be found in major online music stores and on all digital music outlets; it was a CD Baby Editor’s Top Pick in 2016 (

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“Nine Lives” from IN THE COMPANY OF CLOUDS by Erik Scott

Source: EIN Presswire