New Book Celebrates Women in Jazz
Freedom of Expression: Interviews With Women In Jazz by Houston author and composer Chris Becker now available for purchase
Two special nights at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club on November 20 and 21! Joining onstage are Patrice Rushen, Kenny Davis, Jamison Ross, Andrew Renfroe and Warren Wolf. Don't miss this exclusive Soul To Soul engagement.
RICHMOND JAZZ FESTIVAL - August 8 and 9!
DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL - September 7! Spend Labor Day with us at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Showtime at 3:15 (to 4:30 pm).
DIZZY'S CLUB, NYC - September 18-20. We'll be back in NYC for a series of special shows at Dizzy's at Jazz at Lincoln Center. 3 nights!
BLUE WHALE, LA - Back home to Los Angeles for one night only at the best Jazz club in LA, Blue Whale! September 26!
James Nadal has given Soul To Soul a 5 Star Review in ALL ABOUT JAZZ. See the full review here:
The November issue of JazzTimes and the upcoming January issue of Downbeat give Carmen Lundy, "Soul To Soul" rave reviews:
Read what they have to say here: http://carmenlundy.com/reviews
The 2014 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, the biggest awards in the world dedicated to independent soul music. See more at: http://www.soultracks.com/2014-awards-finalists#sthash.cA70ZlAP.dpuf
One of the most criminally overlooked vocalists in jazz may just be ready to get some overdue attention. Although she was featured on the Grammy winning CD The Mosaic Project by Terri Lyne Carrington, Carmen Lundy is often left off the list of top female performers of today.
Join us on October 10th at 8:30 pm at blue whale in downtown LA - www.bluewhalemusic.com - for the SOUL TO SOUL Album Release Party! Festive cocktails and fabulous vibes! With Patrice Rushen, Kenny Davis, Jamison Ross, Carol Robbins, Andrew Renfroe, surprise guests! Doors open at 8:00.
Top Trending News Stories and glowing reviews for "Soul To Soul" are already online and soon to be published in top magazines and Jazz publications. Here are a few recently posted :
Album Features A Myriad Of Special Guests Including Geri Allen, Randy Brecker, Simphiwe Dana, Bennie Maupin, Carol Robbins, Patrice Rushen, Warren Wolf And More
VOCAL POINT: Carmen Lundy - America's Great Original Jazz Artist, By Tina Valin
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
SOUL BROTHER RECORDS - ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2012
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: CARMEN LUNDY - CHANGES
Carmen Lundy is one of the leading female jazz vocalists and on her 12th album 'Changes' she sounds better than ever, accompanied by a six piece jazz combo.
We are so sorry to report that the Blue Note in NYC has cancelled our dates, July 11-14, 2013. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will miss seeing our friends and fans this July. Be assured, we'll be rescheduling NY dates very soon, and as soon as we know the new dates, we will let you know! Stay tuned.
Christopher Loudon, longtime journalist with JazzTimes, had a chance to chat with Carmen about her recent album "CHANGES" along with many other significant musical adventures, including the long journey to her current lofty status. As Loudon states in this interview he titles Overdue Ovation, "Carmen Lundy is Freedom In Music Personified". Enjoy this informative, insightful and very personal chat with Carmen Lundy. http://carmenlundy.com/jazz-times-sept-2012
Summer gets a sizzling start with Carmen Lundy joining Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project at The Playboy Jazz Festival on June 17th. The Hollywood Bowl is the perfect Summer setting for this amazing concert event.
Then on July 4th Carmen is in Montreal for one of the world's finest Festivals - The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. It's sure to create musical fireworks! See her at Club Soda.
Performances to look out for and to travel to!
The Annual Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. welcomes Carmen and her band back to the Terrace Theatre on May 10th. A Kennedy Center favorite, Carmen will be joined by Anthony Wonsey, Kenny Davis and Jamison Ross. May 12th will present Terri Lyne Carrington's "Mosaic Project", and the evening is sure to be full of surprises!