[Dixielandjazz] 13 year old Jazz Violinist Jonathan Russell
Stephen G Barbone
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 1 15:48:00 PDT 2008
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This weekend will be the last chance you have this year to see/hear
Jonathan Russell in performance in this area. He will be performing
with the Barbone Street Jazz Band, Saturday and Sunday, September 6th
and 7th from Noon to 3 PM both days at the Laurels International
Autumn Celebration in West Grove PA.
Jonathan is a 13 year old budding JAZZ GIANT, from New York City who
performed with us several times a year for the past 5 years. He was
recently booked by Wynton Marsalis to perform at Lincoln Center with
the Lincoln Center Jazz band, for 3 nights this November. He has also
performed with legendary jazz guitarists Les Paul and Bucky
Pizzarelli, jazz violinists Svend Asmussen, Johnny Frigo and Regina
Carter as well as with a host of other jazz legends.
When he was 9, he won the American String Teachers award for best
alternative music improvisation in the under 13 category. He was then
invited by Ms. Carter to join a jazz master class at Lincoln Center,
and became the youngest jazz musician ever to attend such a workshop.
He has played recently at jazz festivals all over the world. Including
Bohem in Hungary, The Jazz Jubilee in Sacramento and The New Orleans
Jazz and Heritage Festival, all to rave reviews and cheering crowds.
He currently studies violin with grammy winner Andy Stein and theory
and harmony with legendary bop pianist and jazz master Barry Harris.
Some of you have seen him with us, some have booked us to perform
together. For those who have not seen him, I urge you to do so.
Especially those who produce concerts. He is a natural for the many
concert events in this area, especially if you wish to draw new
audiences. We're background music at this multi themed equestrian
event so these will be relaxed, up close and personal jazz
performances, the kind both Jonathan and Barbone Street love. Details
Laurels Combined Driving Event (horses and carriages)
Landhope Farms on Woodview Road
West Grove PA
North on Route 41 from US 1, go 300 yards, turn right on Woodview Rd.
follow the double yellow line for a mile to the event. (outdoors, rain
or shine) We'll be performing from Noon to 3:00 PM Sat & Sun. There is
a parking charge of $10 per car but event admission for all occupants
is FREE. Event runs from 9 AM to 4 PM
Laurels event Info: http://www.laurels.org
Jonathan Russell Info: http://www.jonathanjazz.com OR http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=1389
Barbone Street info: http://www.myspace.com/barbonestreetjazzband
Thanks for your continued interest.
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