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Jeffrey Andrew Caddick
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FALL 1997


Joyous Shout! is now starting the work of setting the 1998 touring schedule for legendary jazz drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton and his Euphoria group. We are looking forward to an imminent announcement of a new recording deal for Chico, and building upon the successes of the last few years we feel that 1998 will really be a remarkable year in the further adventures of Chic, Chic, Chico!!

In 1997, Chico and his Euphoria group were honored to spend 5 days in Albi, France where Chico was Artist in Residence (doing clinics, master classes, a performance with a local big band doing arrangements of his music, and several shows with his Euphoria group), and if you will remember Chico1s 10 city tour of France in 1996 was declared the 3Cultural Event of the Month2 by a national daily newspaper. Also in 1997 was a 7 day tour of the UK with barnstorming dates in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Cambridge, Birmingham, Norwich and London. In London Chico also shot a feature for the NBC Europe show 3Talking Jazz2 which will be shown this coming Fall, following up on the success of the European premiere of the documentary film 3Chico Hamilton- Dancing To A Different Drummer2 on the French/German Arts Network ARTE which was seen by 165,000 viewers. November '97 also brings Chico's first appearance with his Euphoria group in Greece, and we also are looking forward to the North American debut of "Chico Hamilton-Dancing To A Different Drummer" in the Fall programming on the new Ovation Arts Network.

We are also happy to bring to your attention Chico being selected as an honoree for the New School/Mannes 1997 3Beacons in Jazz Awards2, in recognition for his 3significant contribution to the evolution of jazz.2 Still reverberating is all the talk about the incendiary performances by Chico and his Euphoria group Summer of 1997 at the Festival Int1l De Jazz De Montreal (broadcast throughout all of Canada by CBC French Radio), at the Ford Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival on two different stages in one day (broadcast throughout all of the US by NPR), at the Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors Festival for 9000 people, at the Brecon Jazz Festival (broadcast throughout Wales on BBC Wales) in Wales, and Chico1s first ever performance in Portugal on the Jazz Em Agosto Festival.

Also continuing is Chico's impressive run in the Down Beat Reader1s Poll Placing his 'Arroyo' CD in the 3Jazz Album of the Year2 category in 1992, his 'Dancing To A Different Drummer' solo drum CD in the 'Jazz Album of the Year' category in 1995, his Euphoria group placing in the 'Electric Jazz Group' category for most the of the past 5 years, and Chico himself placing in the 'drums' category several times in the past 5 years.

We hope that you will be excited at the prospect of bringing the further adventures of Chic, Chic, Chico to your town in 1998. We look forward to meeting anyone who is planning on being in New York for the upcoming Jazz Times Convention (if you would like to schedule a meeting please give me a shout), and you can also now get booking information on Chico by contacting Paul Hoffer of Abbey Hoffer Enterprises Inc. at 212.935.6350.



Keep the Faith.

Jeffrey Andrew Caddick
Joyous Shout!

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