Carmen Lundy to Give Master Class at USC's Thornton School of Music

Carmen Lundy will be conducting the first-ever Master Class by a Jazz Vocalist at USC's Thornton School of Music. Thanks to Patrice Rushen and colleagues Kathleen Grace and Sara Gazarek, the Jazz and Popular Music program will be host to an intensive master class with Lundy. Joining her as bandmates are Patrice Rushen, Reggie Hamilton and Ndugu Chancler.  Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

"Changes" Now On Vinyl! Limited Edition LPs available here, or Order through www.purepleasurerecords.com

February 14th, 2014 will see the VINYL Release of CHANGES!  Thanks to Afrasia Productions, Inc, and UK based Pure Pleasure Records, Changes will have an additional home on Vinyl. We love the warmth and vibe of an LP, and we're thrilled Pure Pleasure Records has remastered the disc and will distribute this album throughout the world.  For your vinyl copy of "Changes", Go to www.purepleasurerecords.com to order!

A CONVERSATION WITH MARY LOU WILLIAMS and Other Upcoming Concert Dates

Now that 2014 is in full swing, we have some exciting concert dates to share with you.  On March 13-15, I'll be at The Harlem Stage in NYC where a new Symposium and Concert celebrating the life of Mary Lou Williams will be presented. Created by Geri Allen and directed by S. Epatha Merkerson, "Conversations with Mary Lou" will be performed over 3 nights and will include a Cyber-Symposium to be held at Columbia University on March 12th.  The extraordinary script is by Farah Jasmine Griffin.

"Changes" Now On Vinyl!

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Changes - Carmen Lundy

February 14th, 2014 will see the VINYL Release of CHANGES!  Thanks to Afrasia Productions, Inc, and UK based Pure Pleasure Records, Changes will have an additional home on Vinyl. We love the warmth and vibe of an LP, and we're thrilled Pure Pleasure Records has remastered the disc and will distribute this album throughout the world.  For your vinyl copy of "Changes", order HERE or Go to www.purepleasurerecords.com!


And, you can still stream the entire album CHANGES and also view the Video EPK right here!

 

Carmen Lundy’s 12th CD release, and one of her finest ever, features 8 new originals composed and arranged by Carmen Lundy, and one lone but standout classic, “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square”.

Her core band of stellar musicians - Anthony Wonsey on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, and Jamison Ross on drums - and special guest artists Oscar Castro-Neves on guitar, Nolan Shaheed on trumpet and flugelhorn, and George Bohanon on trombone, round out this superb collection of new songs. Recorded and mixed by the incomparable Don Murray and mastered by the legendary Doug Sax, this album is sure to win over old and new fans alike.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Enjoy this FREE Download of "Happy New Year" from "Come Home". --Carmen

Christmas and New Year in NY

Holiday Greetings! We're happy to announce that Carmen Lundy will be at The Jazz Standard in NYC December 26-29! She'll be spending four nights between Christmas and the New Year at the Standard with  John Beasley on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, and Jamison Ross on drums. Come celebrate the holidays with us – it’s sure to be a festive, fun and lively set of evenings. What better time than Christmas in New York!   www.jazzstandard.net

 

Winter Holidays in PA and NY

What better time of year to be in NYC than the Christmas Holidays!  Celebrate the Winter holidays with us at the Jazz Standard in NYC, December 26 - 29.  We'll toast to the New Year and get you on your way to a magical 2014.  And, for those of you in the Pittsburgh area, be sure to catch the tribute to Dr.

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki Attends Carmen Lundy Concert at Joy of Jazz Festival

Carmen Lundy had the honor and extreme pleasure of meeting Former President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki and his wife when they attended Carmen's concert at the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Specifically there to hear Carmen Lundy's set, Mbeki asked to meet Carmen afterwards, and she and Elisabeth Oei joined them in their private quarters and even shared a light meal!

Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg and The Monterey Jazz Festival and CA Tour

August brings us to the legendary Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, our host on the nights of August 23rd and 24th. Summer into Fall starts off with a night at the trendy Blue Whale in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 19th to kick off a CA tour highlighted by a concert set at the iconic Monterey Jazz Festival on Friday, September 20th. A performance at the Harris Center for the Arts in Sacramento is on Sept.

CHANGES - AMONG BEST JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2012

Thanks to everyone for your support of CHANGES this past year.  We're honored to be mentioned on several Top Jazz Album Lists of 2012, including Jazz Inside Magazine in the U.S. and

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