Award Music Promotion's exclusive tour 2004-2005

AWARD MUSIC PROMOTIONTEL.: 33/ 2 98 74 13 05 -  FAX:  33/ 2 98 74 13 55 e-mail: b.ivain@awardmusicproductions.comwebsite: EXCLUSIVE TOURS 2004-2005JAZZ & AROUND Fusion JEAN-LUC PONTY & HIS GROUP: William Lecomte (kb), Mustapha Cissé (perc), Guy N'Sangué (b), Thierry Arpino (dr).  But USAA living legend, acclaimed worldwide. DVD + CD “Live in Poland” just released. Manu Katché & THE TWEETERS: Dominic Miller (g, voc), Pino Palladino (b)After backing for years people like Sting, Peter Gabriel, Garbarek, Di Meola or Joni Mitchell, among so 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 2004. March, July 2005. MANU KATCHE « Space of the Drum »:  A reunion of European & American figures of jazz (ECM  project to be released in 2004)  around the multi- award winner and great drums colorist. MAGMA: The classic-contemporary-rock-jazz legend lead by drum-hero/ composer/ singer Christian Vander.   With Groove Production Jazz FRANCK AVITABILE NEW TRIO: Rémi Vignolo (b), Dré Pallemaerts (dr)The only pianist Michel Petrucciani ever produced. After that famous opus, “In Tradition”, dedicated to Bud’s music, and then “Right Time”, his third CD for Dreyfus Jazz, “Bemsha Swing”, shows a real  & mature talent. (Grand Prix Concours Martial Solal 1998, Dango d’Or1999, Talent MIDEM 2000, Talent ADAMI 2003). MARTIAL SOLAL / FRANCOIS MOUTIN / JOHN RILEY MARTIAL SOLAL  Piano Solo MARTIAL SOLAL / FRANCOIS MOUTIN / LOUIS MOUTIN MARTIAL SOLAL DODECABAND RICKY FORD / KIRK LIGHTSEY Duo The partners of Ellington, Mingus, Hampton, McCoy or The Leaders etc … JAN LUNDGREN TRIOA true revelation. “Jan Lundgren is world class” said veteran critic Ira Gitler.. Last release: “Landscapes” (Sittel) . But Sweden.  FIELD WORK: Aaron Stewart (ts), Vijay Iyer (p), Elliot Umberto Kavee (dr)The very best of Jazz 2002  according to most of the US press … MAIN ROAD: Nelson Veras (g), Jean-Baptiste Boclé (vb, kb), Gildas Boclé (b), Marcello Pellitteri (dr).Exciting modern jazz by Brazilian guitar hero and some ex musicians of Gary Burton. With possibility to invite a female vocalist for a “Billie Holiday tribute in an unexplored style... DEBORA SEFFER / THIERRY MAILLARD DuoAfter opening many times for John McLaughlin all over the world, the duo hits the road again with a nex CD to come, her virtuose violin spreading over his brilliant piano, kbs & accordion playing...       CHRISTIAN VANDER QUARTET SYLVAIN BEUF QUARTET 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 (d), Anne Ducros, Laurence Saltiel, Thierry Péléa, Laura Litardi, Vincent Puech (voc) PHILIPPE PETRUCCIANI GROUP: Francesco Castellani (tb, whistle), P.Petrucciani (g), Nathalie Blanc (p, kb, voc), André Franco (b), Alain Couffignal (dr, perc). A composer as gifted as his brother Michel... Vocal HELEN MERRILLGORDON BECK  The re-birth 20 years after of a lengendary duo HELEN MERRIL & STRINGS: as in her forthcoming album for Emarcy / Universal PRINCE H. LAWSHA “Crooning From The Heart” Beautiful vocal project  by this complete musician able to sing, drum, lead & compose. DOO THE DOO: The 1000 concerts  group which renewed blues repertoire with his compositions close to Louisiana & cajun roots & with the use of percussion. Many times awarded Trophées France Blues, or European Group & mascotte of  public and critics polls... LIZ MC COMB: The Gospel diva Celtic ALAN STIVELL Acoustic & Improvised ProjectAcoustic concept as in  last CD “Au delà des Mots” (Dreyfus Records). Worldwide tour starting 6/2003. CELTIC TALES: Ronan Le Bars (Uilleann Pipes), Nelson Veras (g), Jean-Baptiste Boclé (org, vb) Gildas Boclé (b), Marcello Pellitteri (dr) + possible guest Sylvain Bœuf (saxes)With its fascinating themes and atmospheres, «Pas An Dour», their second album featuring Michael Brecker,  definitely established the band as a reference in improvised traditional music .  STOK AN DANS: With Dom Mollard & Jacques Moreau, five stars of Britton and African percussion here to « hit the dance » & generate possession and transe… Latin fusion RAY BARRETTO & New World Spirit: highly latin flavoured music by the great master of salsa & jazz with his combo of lions from NYC. JAVIER VARGAS “Blues Latino”: a unique Spain/USA sound by a  master in all guitar styles with his musicians, flamenco singers & palmas. SANTOS CHILLEMI Piano Solo: “Echoes of Tango and Jazz”  A delicate & Jarrethian approach of both music styles influencing each other...  “Special projects”… 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 real interpretation.Programme to include Mozart, Rachmaninov, Gershwin, Corea, Evans, Jarret & Naïditch’s “Symphoolish” DIMITRI NAIDITCH/ DIDIER LOCKWOOD Duo as w/ Stefano di Battista, 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 satyric verve meet with Mingus, Hendrix, gospel-bop , Dada or James Brown.Direction: Jack Walrath, with Miles Griffith DIDGERIDOO ORCHESTRA: Alain Brunet (tp), Patrick Taïeb (s), Manhu Roche (dr, elect dr), Berk (didgeridoo). Jazz funk & electro around a didgeridoo... CLARA PONTY  Piano Solo A growing star mainly performing her own compositions and exploring all piano fields from Classical to New Age. Acclaimed in the USA, Far East & most of Europe (Phillips/Universal)  For information, contact:Award Music Productions2, rue Saint Guénolé – Pointe de Tréboul - 29100  DOUARNENEZ, Francetel. +33/ 2 98 74 13 05 - fax +33/ 2 98 74 13 55b.ivain@awardmusicproductions.com