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Jeffrey Andrew Caddick
Jeffrey Andrew Caddick
P.O. Box 15244
Evansville, IN 47716
September 4, 2001
Joyous Shout! is HAPPY to announce a busy Fall Schedule for Legendary Jazz Drummer & Bandleader Chico Hamilton who turns 80 on September 21st!! First up, Chico 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 will be featured in a national print advertising campaign for Macanudo Cigars!! Second up, catch the Rebroadcast of the BET on Jazz Program "Live at the Knitting Factory" (http://www.knittingfactory.com/television/) featuring Chico and his young "Euphoria" group performing music from the new FORESTSTORN album. Third up, performances for Chico and his young "Euphoria" group are scheduled for September 29th at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachussetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 with one set at 8 PM (also on bill is Danilo Perez), October 16th for a Koch Jazz Record Release Celebration at Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013 with one set (also on bill is Kirk Nurock), and the Free Jazz Festival on October 25th at the Museum of Modern Art Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with one set at 10 PM, and October 26th at the Jockey Club of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil with one set at 10 PM!! Last up, soon to be anounced for the late Fall, are a series of East Coast (Washington, Baltimore, Philly, NYC and Boston) IN STORE appearances for a National Bookstore Chain, where Chico will perform solo on his drumkit, interact with the audience, and sign copies of his FORESTSTORN CD!!
In stores now is 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 #13 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, and Modern Drummer here in the States, and Jazzman in France and Jazz Thing in Germany.
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, and tearing down the house on the Out-Of-Doors Festival at Lincoln Center 8/17 on a 80th Birthday Program for Chico titled "My Funny Valentine- A Tribute to Chico Hamilton" with VERY Special Guest Appearances by Joe Beck, Arthur Blythe, Larry Coryell, Akua Dixon, Rodney Jones, and Eric Person!!
Handling publicity for FORESTSTORN is Brian Coleman of Braithwaite and Katz Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stay tuned for the FURTHER ADVENTURES OF CHIC, CHIC, CHICO IN 2001 & 2002!!
Keep the Faith.