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Jeffrey Andrew Caddick
Jeffrey Andrew Caddick
P.O. Box 15244
Evansville, IN 47716
August 7, 2001
Joyous Shout! is HAPPY to announce a VERY special evening in NYC on August 17th as Legendary Jazz Drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton and his young "Euphoria" group with Cary DeNigris on guitar, Paul Ramsey on bass, Erik Lawrence on alto and soprano sax, and Evan Schwam on tenor sax, perform on the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival in NYC on August 17th 6 PM on a 80th Birthday Program for Chico titled "My Funny Valentine- A Tribute to Chico Hamilton" with Chico being introduced by Model/Hip Hop Diva Charli Baltimore and VERY Special Guest Appearances by Joe Beck, Arthur Blythe, Larry Coryell, Akua Dixon, Rodney Jones, Eric Person and Eric Schenkman.
This past June marked the release of Chico's debut recording for Koch Jazz (www.kochentertainment.com), FORESTSTORN. The new album features Chico's young "Euphoria" group as well as Special Guest Appearances from Former Bandmembers Arthur Blythe, Steve Turre and his wife Akua Dixon, Eric Person, former Spin Doctors guitarist Eric Schenkman (a student of Chico's), Blues Traveler front man John Popper (also a student of Chico's), and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones. FORESTSTORN has been receiving rave reviews from around the world, debuted at #32 on the Gavin Jazz Chart and presently sits at #22 on the Yellow Dog Jazz Chart, and is the FASTEST SHIPPING ALBUM in Koch Jazz History!! NICE features on Chico are coming this Fall from Down Beat, Jazz Times, Modern Drummer, and many other media outlets.
Still reverberating is all the talk about the incendiary performances by Chico and his Euphoria group over the Summer on a Record Release show at the Knitting Factory 7/15, and a string of shows for Jazz Forum in Westchester, on the City Hall Steps in Mt. Vernon 7/31, Waterfront Park in Dobbs Ferry 8/1, Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow 8/2, and Recreation Pier in Yonkers 8/3, and on 8/4 for a performance on the First Annual Montauk Jazz Festival at Montauk Downs.
A variety of live performances are in the works around Chico's 80th Birthday, which comes 9/21!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHICO!! Chico will be performing again in South America, but for the first time in Brazil, this coming October on the XVI Free Jazz Festival with shows in both Rio and Sao Paulo. Other shows for the fall are soon to be added in support of the new FORESTSTORN album.
Handling publicity for FORESTSTORN is Brian Coleman of Braithwaite and Katz Communications (email@example.com).
Keep the Faith.