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Jeffrey Andrew Caddick
Jeffrey Andrew Caddick
P.O. Box 15244
Evansville, IN 47716
May 1, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Further Adventures of El-Chico
Joyous Shout! is pleased to announce that Legendary Jazz Drummer and Bandleader Foreststorn "Chico" Hamilton will be performing with his Euphoria group featuring Cary DeNigris on guitar, Paul Ramsey on bass, Evan Schwam on tenor sax, and Karolina Strassmayer on flute, alto & soprano saxes, on the “Early Set” at the Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, NYC Tel. 212.242.1063 with one set at 6:30 PM on Wednesday May 5th.
This show will be Chico’s first NYC show since having been awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship for 2004!! The Jazz Masters Fellowship is awarded by the NEA to recognize distinguished Jazz artists who have made a significant contribution to the art form. In 2002 Chico was awarded the WPBX-FM Radio Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1997 Chico received the Beacons in Jazz Award from the New School University Jazz & Contemporary Music Program in recognition for his "significant contribution to the evolution of Jazz."
Spring of 2003 saw Chico recovered from open heart surgery and hitting the road with BLAZING sets at the Richard Stockton College, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (receiving a standing ovation when he walked on stage at the Jazz Tent), the Berkshire Jazz Festival, two days on the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, and a show on Jazz at Drew in LA with Special Guests Arthur Blythe, George Bohanon and Bill Henderson!!
Chico has also recently put the finishing touches on his new album Juniflip featuring his current "Euphoria" group with Cary DeNigris on guitar, Paul Ramsey on bass, Evan Schwam on tenor sax, and Karolina Strassmayer on flute, alto & soprano saxes. Augmenting the quintet on five cuts are former Hamilton band-members George Bohanon on trombone and Jimmy Cheatham on bass trombone. Juniflip also features the wonderful vocalist Bill Henderson on two cuts, and a VERY special guest spot from Arthur Lee of the band Love!! Juniflip will be released this coming Fall with the details of Chico's signing to a new label soon to be announced!!
Also soon to be announced is news on the worldwide release of Soulfeast Presents the Chico Hamilton Remix Project feat. remixes from Soulfeast (Joe Claussell & Brian Bacchus), MKL vs. Soy Sos, DJ Smash and Still Phil, plus news on the first public hearing of the track Kerry's Caravan from Mudd Feat. Chico Hamilton, a moody yet stunning slice of modern music and a molten melting pot ready made for filling the dance floor!! Mudd, a.k.a. the UK's own Paul N. Murphy, is best known as a member of the London based Afro-Dance ensemble Akwaaba, whose single Just Pilau was turned into an anthem at NYC's Body & Soul by Francois Kevorkian.
STAY TUNED for more news on the Further Adventures of El-Chico- including extensive touring plans for 2004 (there will be many shows announced soon including Chico’s appearance on the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Newport Jazz Festival and several NEA Jazz Master Touring Initiative shows including one in October with WBGO-FM Radio in Newark) and more information on the new Juniflip album with sounds which will show why Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton "Still THE Man" for EACH & EVERY GENERATION!!
Joyous Shout! is also pleased to announce that Donald Elfman (email@example.com, Tel. 631.261.3295) has joined us in the effort to raise Chico's performance, promotional, and publicity profiles!!
Keep the Faith.
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