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Jeffrey Andrew Caddick
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March 17, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Joyous Shout! is happy to announce that the Chico Hamilton- Still THE Man online marketing campaign is being extended thru the spring. This is in support of Chico's return to LIVE PERFORMANCE: the legendary drummer/bandleader/mensch will perform at the Richard Stockton College in Pomona, New Jersey on Friday April 11 and two weeks later make his debut at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday, April 25th!!

Supporting Chico's "THOUGHTS OF..." release over the past two months, the Chico Hamilton- Still THE Man campaign has included:

a) Email blasts to over 125,000 music consumers thru Giant Step, DC Jazz and the Boston based music promoter Gamelan;

b) On-air phone interviews by Chico with Bonnie Grice WLIU-FM Radio in Southampton, NY, David May WHFC-FM Radio in Bel Air, MD, Neil Tesser "Miles Ahead Jazz Radio Show" in Chicago, IL, and Gordon Todd KCBS-FM Radio in Bellevue (Seattle), WA;

c) Online exposure for "THOUGHTS OF..." thru websites worldwide including AllAboutJazz.com, ISpySoul.com, JazzReview.com, JazzPortugal.com, chez.com/michaeland/musinterv.html, www.rcv.fr.fm, AllMusic.com, JazzConnectionMagazine.com, AttentionSpanRadio.net, OsPlaceJazz.com, and dma.be/p/ultra among others;

d) Contests online and elsewhere to win autographed Chico Hamilton memorabilia thru Giant Step (giantstep.net), Neil Tesser's "Miles Ahead Radio Show" (milesaheadjazz.com) in Chicago, Milano based website Milano Mods (milanomods.itgo.com), online streaming radio station Mod Radio UK (modradiouk.co.uk), WHFC-FM Radio (harford.cc.md.us/department/whfc/main.htm) in Bel Air, MD, with the Carlos Santana fan site Santana World(santanaworld.com), KBCS-FM Radio (kbcs.fm) in Bellevue (Seattle), WA, and KUSF-FM Radio (kusf.org) in San Francisco, CA, and many other contests soon to be announced.

Chico's new release "THOUGHTS OF ..." is a swing, swing, swinging affair!! The MAN leads his Euphoria group - Cary DeNigris on guitar, Paul Ramsey on bass, Evan Schwam on tenor sax, Erik Lawrence on alto and soprano sax, and Karolina Strassmayer on flute, alto and soprano sax - in some soulful reflections on people, music and life! The band is joined by some special guest artists whose life and music have been deeply affected by Chico- guitarists Joe Beck, Larry Coryell and Rodney Jones. Chico wrote new compositions especially for this recording and he also lays down new grooves on surprising contemporary covers: that classic "Conquistadors" beat on "Je Ka Jo," a recent dance-floor stomper by Joe Clausell; or the "Killer Joe Groove" of "Bull-Rush" by rocker and former leader of The Jam, Paul Weller! The album captures the unique ambience of one of a live gig and through it all Chico shows that he's always hip and ever-modern!

Check out the Chico Hamilton-"Still THE Man" E-card, where you will find links to the CD on sale online, links to reviews, tracks from "THOUGHTS OF...", and special features ONLY available on the New Official Chico Hamilton Website at CHICOHAMILTONDRUMS.COM.

Learn more about why Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, John Popper of Blues Traveler, Eric Schenkman of the Spin Doctors, DJ Legend Joaquim "Joe" Claussell, Carlos Santana and jazz guitarists Joe Beck, Larry Coryell and Rodney Jones all say that Chico is "Still THE Man"!!

Chico will be actively touring thru the end of the year, including shows 7/27 on the Berkshire Jazz Festival in Great Barrington, MA, and 8/29 & 30 on the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA. Chico Hamilton is booked worldwide thru:

    Concerted Efforts
        ConcertedEfforts.com
            chris@concertedefforts.com
                Tel. 617.969.0810
                    Fax. 617.969.6761

Buy the "THOUGHTS OF..." online!

Visit the Official Chico Hamilton website at chicohamiltondrums.com

View the "Still THE Man" E-card!

Thanks.

Peace.

Keep the Faith.

Jeffrey



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