January to June 2003 Lucky PETERSON March-April & Summer 2003 with Rico Mc Farland, Norris Johnson, Charles Mack & horns Ahmad JAMAL april-may with James Cammack - b, Idris Muhammad - dr James CARTER trio mid February-March-April 2003 with Leonard King - dr, Gerard Gibbs - Hammond B3 Otis TAYLOR March-April-May 2003 Otis TAYLOR just wins "Best New Artist at W.C. Handy Award 2002". "Deep Music from a true genius performer who takes his music and his African-American heritage very seriously"; "The best Blues album of the year"; "Some of the most original and deepest blues band in existence". Michael BURKS March 2003 "Outrageous tone, explosive solos and soulful vocals with a Gibson Flying V in hand, he exudes energy - part rock, part soul and plenty of blues" ART ENSEMBLE of CHICAGO "35th Anniversary reunion" W/Joseph Jarman ­ Famadou Don Moye ­ Roscoe Mitchell ­ Malachi Favours (also with special guest James Carter ­ Enrico Rava) April 2003. With Fred Anderson (early March) After 10 years Joseph Jarman come back with his historical band with Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors and Don Moye. A short tour for this legendary ensemble from Chicago back in Europe "to add another piece of history". Presenting their new CD on the prestigious label ECM. Special guest under request: Enrico Rava, James Carter, Ari Brown, Antonello Salis, Kirk Lightsey, Baba Sissoko. - Jean-Michel PILC & Cardinal points ­ new cd and new line up with James Genus (b) ­ Ari Hoenig (drs) ­ Sam Newsome (sax) april-early may 2003 Summer June-July-August 2003 Ahmad Jamal presents : HIROMI This astonishing new upcoming artist, composer and pianist, will be for her first time in Europe from 28/12 to 1/1, 2003 at the Ovieto jazz festival (It.), festival promoted by Carlo Pagnotta, also promoter of the famous Umbria/Perrugia International jazz festival. She just finished her first recording session in New York, produced by Ahmad Jamal & Richard Evans under the supervision of Bob Woods, Telarc label president. The album will be release worldwide in April 2003. HIROMI will be touring for few festivals in July and October-November 2003 in a trio/quartet format. Lucky PETERSON under special request with special guest Bill LASWELL(only few festivals) Rico Mc Farland, Norris Johnson, Charles Mack's musicians Ahmad JAMAL with James Cammack & Idris Muhammad Marcus MILLER new album - Dreyfus-Sony Otis TAYLOR Zachary RICHARD James CARTER trio Jean-Michel PILC & Cardinal points with James Genus - b, Ari Hoenig - dr, Sam Newsome - sax. New cd ART ENSEMBLE of CHICAGO "35th Anniversary Reunion" Fall 2003 ­ October to December Marcus MILLER Zachary RICHARD HIROMI Lucky PETERSON Otis TAYLOR James CARTER June 2004 Ahmad JAMAL plays a special program around the theme of «Broadway» Many more to be announced soon... All groups in exclusivity for Europe-Africa-Middle east List of tours 2003/2004 to be completed. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Press reviews and CDs upon request. JFD PRODUCTIONS Birdology records - Dreyfus music distr. 123, rue Gabriel Péri, 92700 - Colombes (France) Phone: +33 1 41199415; Fax: +33 1 41199416 e-mail: Jfd.Productions@wanadoo.fr Visit: www.jfdproductions.com/ (under construction)