AWARD MUSIC PRODUCTIONS

Fusion JEAN-LUC PONTY & HIS GROUP William Lecomte (kb), Mustapha Cissé (perc), Guy N'Sangué (b), Thierry Arpino (dr). April / May , Summer, Fall 2003. March 2004. A living legend, acclaimed worldwide. Recent studio album "Life Enigma" (JLP Productions), just released "Live at Semper Opera" (Harmonia Mundi), and DVD + CD "Live in Poland" to come in March 2003. THE TWEETERS Dominic Miller (g, voc), Pino Palladino (b), Manu Katché (dr) After backing for years people like Sting, Peter Gabriel, Garbarek, Di Meola or Joni Mitchell, among many others, these 3 brilliant improvisers hit the front of the stage to play their own music, spiced and cheerful, opened to all risks and audiences, from dance club to jazz arena. Spring, July, Fall 2003. March, July 2004. MAGMA The classic-contemporary-rock-jazz legend lead by drum-hero/composer/singer Christian Vander. JOHN LURIE & THE LOUNGE LIZARDS Not before the Fall of 2003. Jazz FRANCK AVITABILE NEW TRIO Rémi Vignolo (b), Dré Pallemaerts (dr) The only musician Michel Petrucciani ever produced. After that famous opus, "In Tradition" dedicated to Bud's music, and then "Right Time", his third opus for Dreyfus Jazz, "Bemsha Swing", shows a real & mature talent. SYLVAIN BEUF TRIO Diego Imbert (b), Franck Agulhon (dr). Possible guests & special outfits for festivals The most amazing & awarded all saxes player in France (Django d'Or 1994, Prix Django Reinhardt Académie du Jazz 1995, Talent MIDEM & Victoire de la Musique 2000, Choc Jazzman 2001) SYLVAIN BEUF "OCTOVOICE" A very new approach of how jazz can meet with vocal music. Composed by Beuf & featuring Emmanuel Bex (org), André Ceccarelli (dr), Anne Ducros, Laurence Saltiel, Thierry Péléa, Laura Litardi, Vincent Puech (voc) SYLVAIN BEUF ALL STAR TRIO July/August 2003, line-up TBC soon RICKY FORD SEXTET "Songs for my Mother" The arranger for Ellington, Mingus, Hampton & sax player for McCoy or New England Conservatory... RICKY FORD / KIRK LIGHTSEY Duo May, July, October 2003. Winter & Spring 2004. JAN LUNDGREN TRIO the brilliant pianist, "For Listeners Only", with his "Swedish Standards" hit, but he "Plays the music of Victor Young" as well, to become a true revelation. "Jan Lundgren is world class" said veteran critic Ira Gitler. April/May, Summer, Oct/Nov 2003. March, Summer 2004. But Sweden. MARTIAL SOLAL/FRANCOIS MOUTIN/BILL STEWART MARTIAL SOLAL Piano Solo MARTIAL SOLAL/FRANCOIS MOUTIN/DANIEL HUMAIR ROY HAYNES "Master Class" (octet) Who else can lead & roar & drive & teach? Te vou! TBC THE PARIS JAZZ QUINTET Some of the best lions in Paris: Tassel, Naturel, Avitabile, Scouarnec, Ceccarelli GILDAS SCOUARNEC JAZZ UNIT 186 A tentet brilliant enough to invite Archie Shepp or David Murray PHILIPPE PETRUCCIANI GROUP Francesco Castellani (tb, whistle), Philippe Petrucciani (g), Nathalie Blanc (p, kb, voc), André Franco (b), Alain Couffignal (dr, perc) A composer as gifted as his brother Michel Vocal HELEN MERRILL TRIO & STRINGS as in her forthcoming album for Emarcy/Universal Summer, Fall 2003. Spring 2004. PRINCE H. LAWSHA "Crooning From The Heart" Beautiful vocal project by this complete musician able to sing, drum, lead & compose... February/March/May/July 2003. LIZ MC COMB The Gospel diva THE TABERNACLE CHOIR FROM BALTIMORE with Jerome Van Jones (org, voc, dir). July 2003. CAROLE SERGENT/JOSE FALLOT Jazzy & sexy duo vocal / k + 6 String Elb / progr by beautiful wife & husband. Great melodies & lyrics of all genres & countries (France, USA, Germany or Brazil...) HAMISH STUART BAND funky jazz & blues by former singer/guitarist of the AWB and & McCartney’s Wings. BLAKE ALICE London & Paris produced songwriter & singer, with acoustic instruments, female choir & string quartet environment. Celtic ALAN STIVELL Acoustic & Improvised Project Acoustic concept as in last CD "Au delà des Mots" (Dreyfus Records). Worldwide tour starting 6/2003. CELTIC TALES Ronan Le Bars (Uillean pipes), Nelson Veras (g), Jean-Baptiste Bocle (org, vibes), Gildas Boclé (b), Marcello Pellitteri (dr) + possible guest Sylvain Boeuf (saxes) With this fascinating themes and atmospheres, "Pas An Dour", their second album featuring Michael Brecker, definitly established the band as a reference in improvised traditional music. ANJEL I. K. The most awarded Britton rock band the past 3 years. Last album "Diank" on Sony Latin fusion RAY BARRETTO & New World Spirit WALDEMAR BASTOS The great singer from Angola: samba & Africa, poetry and angelic vocals. JAVIER VARGAS "Blues Latino" A unique Spain/USA sound by a master in all guitar styles with his musicians, flamenco singers & palmas. COMPAGNIE SANTOS CHILLEMI: "Gardel" A deep and sometimes crazy show about the life & songs of the great tango singer by a master composer and pianist from Argentina with his musicians, singers, and dancers. SANTOS CHILLEMI Piano Solo: "Echoes of Tango and Jazz" SANTOS CHILLEMI "Buenos Aires Groove" cf Trinidad with Gomez & Erskine (Maracatu/DAM) "Ufos"... DIMITRI NAIDITCH (piano) & THE NATIONAL PHILHARMONY of UKRAINE "Tibute to Friedrich Gulda" Having won not less than 4 First Prizes at Tchaïkowski Academy in Kiev as well as in Moskow, he is one of the very rare pianists whom can really perform, compose or conduct classical as well as pure jazz. With a true scenic grace and a great sense of humor leading to a real interpretation. Programme to include Mozart, Rachmaninov, Gershwin, Corea, Evans, Jarret or Naïditch's "Symphoolish" DIMITRI NAIDITCH: "Duos impromptus" w/ Stefano di Battista, Didier Lockwood, Richard Galliano... DIMITRI NAIDITCH: The "JazzKlassiK Medley" Piano Solo or Jazz Trio THE MASTERS OF SUSPENSE: "Agressive, in your face, not effeminate or mindless juice, pap!" When Zappa's satiric verve meet swith Mingus, Hendrix, gospel-bop or any other impredictible James Brown. Dir: Jack Walrath with Miles Griffith JACK WALRATH & the GRIFFITH SINGERS with YOUR OWN BIG BAND: "May they play all together!" An even more insolent show, made of tough and crazy arrangements & solos by Jack with Miles' voicings. Classical CLARA PONTY Piano Solo One of the most acclaimed Classical/Crossover/New Age artists in the USA & Europe (Phillips/Universal) NATIONAL PHILHARMONY OF UKRAINE (dir. Nikolaï Dyadiura) & Choir (National Academy of Kiev) Critically acclaimed symphony orchestra in repertoires from XVIIIth to XXth Century. But Germany, Spain, Poland IVRY GITLIS The violin virtuoso with his legendary sense of humor. Soloist or piano duos. For information, contact: Award Music Productions Bernard Ivain 2, rue Saint Guénolé - Pointe de Tréboul 29100 DOUARNENEZ, France tel. +33 2 98741305, fax +33 2 98741355 e-mail: b.ivain@awardmusicproductions.com website: http://www.awardmusicproductions.com