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James Kennedy nominated for CD of the Year Award
Posted by: "Heart Consort Music" firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon Jan 7, 2008 7:08 am (PST)
Mt. Vernon, IA - Heart Consort Music received word today that James
Kennedy's release "Tent Show" has been nominated for a Kweevak CD of
the Year Award in the eighth annual presentation of these awards. You
may vote for James Kennedy at:
Your support would be appreciated. Voting takes place now through
January 31, 2008, so vote today! And Tell all your friends too....
For more information about James Kennedy, please visit
his web site at http://www.heartconsortmusic.com. For more information
on the Kweevak CD of the Year awards please visit:
Recent accomplishments include features in Downbeat magazine,
JazzReview, O'Place Jazz, featured artist at Great Music Sites.com for
2 months, inclusion for the 7th year in a row in the Grammy Awards
entries, Artist of the Year 2003 Award from SheHeShe independent radio
chart, and selection as a finalist in the international Sony Jazz
Search. HCM’s release “Vagabond” won 2 Kweevak Awards in 2004, both a
“Viewer’s Choice” and an “Editor’s Choice” award! ”Man Behind the
Curtain” won both a Kweevak “Readers Survey” award and an "Editor's
Choice" award in 2005. In 2006, "Patch Work" won both an "Editor's
Choice" and a "Readers Survey" award from Kweevak.
Clips from all of HCM's CDs can now be found at:
"Tent Show" by James Kennedy features a "Big-Top" blend of Rock, Blues,
World, Folk and more... featuring the usual troupe - James on guitars,
Catherine on "fiddle", Matt on bass, Joe on drums, with an encore
appearance by Allan on piano.
Hear it Now at: http://www.heartconsortmusic.com/tnt.htm
"Unknown" - The Newest CD from Heart Consort Music! Features James
Kennedy on Guitars , Catherine Lawson on Violin, Matt Alles on Bass,
and Joe Patterson on Drums, Introducing Dan Brawner on Hand Drums.
Featuring an Encore performance on Piano by Allan Mallie. This CD
includes Latin, Carribean, Middle-Eastern,Americana,Blues and Rock
influences all in one uncommonly exciting blend. Explore the Unknown…
James Kennedy's first solo release Just Bein' Natural
with Union Street Productions was a folk guitar/vocal album
late in the 1970's. He toured in support of this album until he went to
college. During his undergraduate work in music composition with
internationally known composer Alf Houkum, he
also studied jazz, world music, arranging, and more.
Many of his big-band jazz compositions have been performed by several
world-class bands. After his undergraduate training, Jim did graduate
work at the University of Iowa with Dr. Richard Hervig and Dr. Tom
among others. Kennedy's jazz and blues training were clearly evident on
recording he did for Matthias Winckelmann of Enja Records which was a
very popular release in Europe for many years.
In 1986, Kennedy and Catherine Lawson founded
recording label Heart Consort Music. In the intervening years, James has
released 18 albums in a variety of styles, ranging from folk/acoustic to
rock/fusion, jazz and world music, and more. These fourteen releases
have received international radio airplay, distribution and exposure.
James has written music for various independent film and video
projects, and his
music has been licensed by AEI, Bravo, Disney, The Discovery Channel,
PBS, DMX, Playnetwork, and many others. He has performed at festivals
all over the world including
Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland; North Sea Jazz
Festival, The Hague in The Netherlands; and the Euro-Disney Jazzfest
in Paris, France. James Kennedy is an endorsed artist by the Guild
Guitar Company and the Lakewood Guitar company.
While there, please cast a vote for James Kennedy/"Tent Show.”
We truly appreciate your support!
For interviews, presskits, photos or more information,
Heart Consort Music
410 First Street SW/Mt. Vernon
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