August 22, 2013To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jim@jazzpromoservices.com

Jongleur Productions Presents
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Album Will Coincide With
Jeri Brown’s 2013 Electric Season of Performances
Jeri Brown’s ECHOES – Live at Catalina Jazz Club is 2-disc set features a CD & DVD from her live performance at Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles. Set includes a lively evening of jazz vocals with spiritually motivated improvisation between Jeri and her talented band Clayton Cameron drums, Trevor Ware bass, Woody Woods piano, and vocal guest, Mon David. From Brown’s signature track Nothing Else But You with classic standards I Thought About YouAll the Things You AreAfro Blue, and Look of Love to Leon Thomas’ Echoes this project provides rare interactive displays of avant-garde jazz songstress Jeri Brown, keeping the spirit of vocal jazz alive! A gem!
Jeri Brown & Her Stellar Band
Jeri Brown has earned a reputation as one of jazz’ most outstanding “artistic” vocalists. Committed to the legacy of vocal jazz, Ms. Brown’s performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes, original jazz compositions, and contemporary world themes with intense vocal improvisations, and include collaborations with diverse, legendary jazz artists. Brown is well known for performing and recording with passion and dedication. Committed to the legacy of vocal jazz, Ms. Brown’s First Ladies of Jazz Tribute performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes with her signature vocal jazz flair.
Jeri Brown has performed or recorded with such musicians as Leon Thomas, John Hicks, Grady Tate, Kirk Lightsey, Betty Carter, Ellis Marsalis, Erik Truffaz, David Murray, D.D. Jackson, Billy Hart, Kenny Werner, Pierre Michelot, John Betsch, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Fred Hersch, Tony Suggs, Michel Donato, Winard Harper, Chico Freeman, Joe Lovano, Cyrus Chestnut, Dr. Billy Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Avery Sharpe, Rufus Reid, Gerry Gibbs, Seamus Blake and Jimmy Rowles.

Woody Woods
Pianist and conductor Woody Woods , who joins Jeri on ECHOES, was born and raised in the inner city of Los Angeles. A formidable list of ‘who’s who of vocal artists’ who Woods has collaborated with include Della Reese, Abbey Lincoln, Linda Hopkins, Carmen McRae, Barbara McNair, Lorez Alexandra, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Melba Moore, Eartha Kitt, Jennifer Holiday, Billy Preston, Bobby Womack, Martha Reeves, Erykah Badu, Mel Carter, The Inkspots, Mavis Staples, Chaka Khan, The Drifters and The Platters.  Over an illustrious career with international success as composer, big band director, choral director, producer and conductor, pianist Woody Woods has served as musical director for Ms. Jeri Brown for 18 years.
Watch the Video
Jeri Brown perform, Nothing Else But You, with Woody Woods (piano), Trevor Ware (bass), and Clayton Cameron (drums), live!

Trevor Ware
Developing his craft at The World Stage Performance Gallery, bassist Trevor Ware honed the craft of swing under the tutelage of master drummer Billy Higgins. Recognized as one of the most supportive jazz bassists in Los Angeles, his style, focuses not only on producing a supportive bass tone with impeccable intonation, but also features long, creative, well developed bass lines. Ware later developed a strong bond with drummers including Tootie Heath, Alphonse Mouzon, Clayton Cameron and Sherman Ferguson. Having appeared on over 30 recordings, Ware’s current musical associations include Nat Adderley Jr., and Kenny Burrell. Mr. Ware’s international performances include the North Sea, Monaco, Jazzaldia, Monterey, & Montreux Jazz Festivals. His film credits include the Dreamworks film release Collateral starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Fox and the CBS series Smith starring Ray Liotta. Mr. Ware joins the Jeri Brown Quartet this year.

Clayton Cameron

Drummer Clayton Cameron was born in Los Angeles, California. Clayton earned a degree in Music from California State University. After graduating from college, Clayton settled in Las Vegas where he played jazz regularly and continued to develop his distinct and potent style of brush playing skills. Today, Clayton is widely known as a brush master. During his time in Las Vegas, Sammy Davis Jr.’s musical Director George Rhodes hired Clayton to be his drummer. Clayton cites Sammy Davis’ tap dancing as an influence on his brush playing. Clayton also played drums for Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra during this time. In 1988/89, Clayton toured with the three members of the “Rat Pack” an experience he will always treasure. At this time Clayton also toured with Jazz legends Joe Pass, Joe Williams and George Shearing. In 1993, Clayton became the drummer for music legend Tony Bennett. He has recorded six Grammy nominated albums and played on many world tours with Tony. In 1994, Clayton shared in the honor of Tony Bennett’s Grammy award for his “Tony Bennett Unplugged” album.

Mon David

At the core of the Philippine music industry one can find the exceptional vocalist and musician Mon David. A multi-talented artist, Mon is recognized as a most respected singer, as well as a remarkable musician, songwriter and record producer. Growing up listening to Filipino folk songs, the Beatles, pop music of the era and Motown, it was obvious from an early age that he had a strong and appealing voice. He attended the University of the Philippines College Of Music, majoring in classical voice because he wanted to learn all about voice techniques and production, also taking arranging and composition courses. “Jazz came to me gradually. A friend gave me a copy of a live Mark Murphy recording and I remember being astounded by what I heard. All of a sudden I discovered what can happen with the human voice when one is courageous.” In addition to Mark Murphy, Mon has cited such influences as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Kurt Elling and Eddie Jefferson along with the major jazz instrumentalists.  Mon and Jeri Brown have been collaborating since 2011.
Jeri Brown Performances
Le Balcon Cabaret Dinner Theatre, 304 Rue Notre-Dame Est, Montreal, (514) 528-9766

Jeri Brown Open Mic Series:

September 12 
Jeri Brown’s Open Mic Night w Invited Guests featuring JB Suits & CTQ band

October 10
Jeri Brown’s Open Mic Night w Invited Guests featuring JB Suits & CTQ band & CD Launch
November 7
Jeri Brown’s Open Mic Night w Invited Guests featuring JB Suits & CTQ band
Jeri Brown Major Performances at Le Balcon:

October 25
Jeri Brown MOTOWN TRIBUTE (2 shows: 8.30; 9.40) featuring her JB Suits band & JB Pumped Singers of Montreal singers plus guest vocal artist Martin Goyette
February 20, 2014 
Jeri Brown CONCERT – Festival of Lights featuring JB Suits & CTQ band & JB Pumped Singers of Montreal backup singers

To be an invited guest on Open Mic nights at Le Balcon contact ****jongleur@eastlink.ca**** Space is limited!!

For more information please contact:
Artist Administrator
Joshua Fourney or Todd Brown at Jongleur Production Records

International Booking Agent
Barbara Collin  at Collin Artists

For a complete tour itinerary please visit:

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