I am grateful for and excited about this opportunity to share my work and hope that it will resonate within this beautiful community of The Jazz Network Worldwide and beyond. 'To jazz is to live'.
Berlin, Germany (PRWEB) April 16, 2012
Cornelia Moore has proudly released her debut album “Beyond”, featuring three beloved classics along with five original compositions. Recorded at the legendary Siemensvilla concert hall in Berlin and performed as if it were a live concert - without cuts or overdubs. Every single motif is nurtured by the intense communication between Cornelia and Reggie Moore. Mack Goldsbury on soprano saxophone and Kevin Burrell on percussion are featured artists that contribute their empathic energy to this lyrical gem. Her four octave range of sound reverberates the truth of the moment and can ascend from warmth, tenderness, velvety cushion and angelic lightness all the way to the raucous, uninhibited, painful cry - giving her listeners waves of goose bumps.
Cornelia was blessed to be able to work with such inspirational and empowering teachers as Sheila Jordan, Margarete Seyd, Indian Carnatic musicians Kamalesh Maitra and Prof. TV Gopalakrishnan and guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly. Infused with dedicated, visionary passion, Cornelia molded, furthered and redefined their concepts into her continuum of self-expression. The inventive singer has shared the stage with Walter Norris, Benny Bailey, Hal Singer, Jimmy Woode, Rudy Stevenson, Calvin Hill, to name a few, and has been leading her own group since 1999.
Cornelia and Reggie Moore, known as “Moore & Mo(o)re” in the jazz world are reveled worldwide for their unique talent, having their own individual tickets to ride, yet always supporting each others endeavors in all facets of performance. This dynamic duo has taken the plunge to elevate their artistry to all levels of musical expression from live performance to music education and social media.
Reggie Moore comes from distinctive jazz lineage; is the son of Billy Moore, musician/arranger for the Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra. Reggie toured the world leading his own trio, recorded two albums for Mainstream, arranged for the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band and worked with jazz greats Johnny Hartman, Betty Carter, Anita O’Day, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Gary Bartz, Woody Shaw, Benny Golson and Kenny Burrell. Together with vocalist Joe Lee Wilson, Reggie performed in the Middle East as Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. For the past 27 years Reggie has been impacting the German jazz scene with his unique art, which he calls “Communicable Music” combined with his genuine, committed teaching at the Jazz Institute Berlin/Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik.
‘Moore and Moore’ well-versed in today’s technology caught the wave of staying prominent in front of their fans and believing the importance of engaging in a closer relationship to them. After consulting with Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide, Cornelia innovatively launched her own social network http://www.corneliamoorejazz.com sharing Reggie’s future plans to include film scoring and publishing his educational concepts. Cornelia’s quest is to create a virtual classroom leaning toward the musical/artistic training of children and the need to foster the arts in the curriculums in schools. Her future projects include a CD for children and a compilation of original material as well as passing on to her students the precious art of swing and scat singing. In addition to their list is a duo recording in the spring of 2013.
Reggie and Cornelia live in Berlin, Germany where they raised their daughter, actress Jessica Moore and look to the bright horizon of moving back to the states in the future.
Be sure to tune into The Jazz Network Worldwide http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com to view their feature as well as swing by Cornelia’s new social network at http://www.corneliamoorejazz.com to listen, purchase and learn more about ‘Moore & Mo(o)re’.