The Ford Amphitheatre Presents: 'Jazz and The New Songbook Artists, Starring Carmen Lundy'

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Music fans are marking their calendars for a special event one night only starring the highly acclaimed jazz singer Carmen Lundy, nominated Vocalist of The Year by JazzWeek, the leading radio industry publication. Joining Lundy onstage, violinist Regina Carter, pianist Robert Glasper, trombonist Steve Turre and a host of others. The stellar group kicks off their world tour at the Ford Amphitheatre featuring new and original compositions performed for the first time with a concert entitled, “Jazz and the New Songbook Artists, Starring Carmen Lundy.” The performance takes place on Sunday, September 10th at 7:00 PM in Los Angeles, California, at the historic Ford Amphitheatre.

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Music fans are marking their calendars for a special event one night only starring the highly acclaimed jazz singer Carmen Lundy, nominated Vocalist of The Year by JazzWeek, the leading radio industry publication. Joining Lundy onstage, violinist Regina Carter, pianist Robert Glasper, trombonist Steve Turre and a host of others. The stellar group kicks off their world tour at the Ford Amphitheatre featuring new and original compositions with a concert entitled, “Jazz and the New Songbook Artists, Starring Carmen Lundy.” The performance takes place on Sunday, September 10th at 7:00 PM in Los Angeles, California, at the historic Ford Amphitheatre nestled in the Hollywood Hills.

Along with Lundy in this all-star presentation will be: Robert Glasper, Anthony Wonsey – piano; Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Terri Lyne Carrington – drums; Mayra Casales – percussion; Curtis Lundy, Bob Hurst – bass; Sekou Bunch – electric bass, Sekou, in addition, will star in this season's television show "Survivor" beginning September 14, 2006 on CBS; Steve Turre - trombone, shells; Bobby Watson – alto; Greg Diaz – trumpet; Regina Carter – violin; Lori Andrews – harp; Phil Upchurch – guitar; Krystal Davis Williams – background vocals.

Lundy’s latest release, “Jazz and The New Songbook-Live at The Madrid,” is her first live recording and features 16 musicians including Robert Glasper, Nathan East, Phil Upchurch, Steve Turre, Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Victor Lewis, Mayra Casales and Kenny Davis. She has performed and recorded as a soloist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra and The Vallejo Symphony Orchestra. She has performed and recorded with fellow musicians including: Walter Bishop Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Ray Barretto, Don Pullen, Kenny Barron, John Hicks, Ernie Watts, Mulgrew Miller, Billy Childs,Terri Lyne Carrington, Jimmy Scott, Kip Hanrahan, Courtney Pine, Marian McPartland, Regina Carter, and the late Kenny Kirkland.

Lundy is also a composer and songwriter whose catalogue numbers about forty published songs. Her compositions have been recorded by such artists as Kenny Barron ("Quiet Times"), Ernie Watts ("At The End Of My Rope"), and Straight Ahead ("Never Gonna Let You Go"), and can also be found on her own recordings Something To Believe In and This Is Carmen Lundy (both for Justin Time), Old Devil Moon (JVC), Self Portrait (JVC), Moment To Moment (Arabesque), Night And Day (CBS/SONY), and Good Morning Kiss (CLR/Justin Time). Her work has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, as well as numerous foreign publications.

Carmen is featured on 4 popular CDs: Geri Allen’s “Timeless Portraits and Dreams” on Telarc, "Jazz Vocalists Hear & Now" on Concord Jazz, Hallmark Productions "Vintage Collection", and on Mayra Casales' new release, "Woman on Fire." She continues to wow fans not only in North America, but in Asia, throughout the UK, Europe and other nations as well. For more information about Carmen Lundy, her music and tour dates, visit: http://www.carmenlundy.com or http://www.myspace.com/carmenlundy .

Ford Amphitheatre 2006

The intimate 1200-seat Ford Amphitheatre is a favorite among music lovers. The Ford, nestled in the Hollywood Hills, is just off the 101 (Hollywood Freeway) across from Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East. Picnickers welcome, food and beverage available on site. Grounds open two hours before show time for picnicking.

The Ford is disabled accessible and portable wireless listening devices are available upon request. On-site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle. Free satellite parking serviced by free shuttles to the Ford is available at the Universal City Metro Station lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga. The Ford shuttle stops in the "kiss and ride" area and cycles every 15-20 minutes.

This event is part of the Ford Amphitheatre 2006 Season, a multi-disciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County-based arts organizations. For a complete season schedule, directions to the theater, parking information, and box dinner menus, log on to http://www.FordAmphitheatre.org. To order tickets and for more information, contact the Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California by calling: (323) 461-3673 for tickets; (323) 769-2147 for group sales or visit them online. Order early for best seats.

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Pamela Riley, Publicist

(614) 937-1886

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