JAZZ PROMO SERVICES
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JORDAN PETTAY AT MOSCOW 57
Jazz saxophone player Jordan Pettay, who appears regularly on Friday nights at 10pm at Moscow 57 on Delancey, the Russian Central Asian boite with live music nightly, will be performing with her band on Friday, July 25th at 10pm. The other members of her band are David Linard on keyboard, Jimmy MacBride on drums andLuke Sellick on bass.
Jordan just received her master’s degree in jazz studies, which was the culmination of her 6 years spent at Juilliard. “With this chapter of my life closing, and new doors opening, I am looking forward to starting work on new projects, including my debut recording as a leader to be released in spring of 2015,” said Pettay.
ABOUT JORDAN PETTAY
Jordan Pettay is a New York – based jazz saxophonist, composer and educator.
She has had the privilege of performing with artists like Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, Joe Lovano, and Benny Golson among others, and has traveled worldwide throughout North America, Central America, Asia, Europe, and Australia performing and teaching.
Jordan most recently returned from a weeklong residency at the Guiseppe Verdi Conservatory in Torino, Italy in conjunction with the Torino Jazz Festival, where she conducted master classes at the conservatory and performed on the main stage of the festival. In late June, Jordan joined forces with the New York Jazz Symposium, a company started by educator and drummer extraordinaire Carl Allen, to conduct workshops in Melbourne, Australia.
Born in Wichita, Kansas but raised in the suburbs of Ft. Worth, Texas, Jordan began playing the alto saxophone at the age of 11 and quickly caught the jazz bug after being exposed to recordings of Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker and having a series of gifted and passionate teachers who inspired her to pursue music.
Jordan attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Dallas, where she toured nationally with groups under the direction of Bart Marantz and won a number of Downbeat Student Music Awards. As a senior in high school she was selected as lead alto in the Texas All-State Jazz Band. In 2008, Jordan moved to New York City to continue her musical training at the Juilliard School and studied under the tutelage of Ron Blake, Steve Wilson, Carl Allen, Rodney Jones, and others. While at Juilliard, Jordan had the distinct honor of being awarded the inaugural Gerry and Franca Mulligan Scholarship.
Since her arrival to New York, Jordan has had the opportunity to perform with her own band at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and has appeared as a sideman at such venues as The Appel Room (formerly the Allen Room), Rose Theater, the Iridium, Smoke, the Jazz Standard, and the Blue Note. In 2011, Jordan made her Radio City Music Hall debut, performing with country music star Trisha Yearwood. Jordan has also had the unique opportunity of playing the national anthem for an NFL football game at NY Giants Stadium.
ALFONSO VILALLONGA AT
THE CUTTING ROOM
Barcelona-based performer and composerAlfonso Vilallonga returns to New York City for the U.S. release of his latest album, “Alphosphore Variations.” Vilallonga will perform at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, on Saturday, July 26th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, available through The Cutting Room’s websitehttp://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/606857.
Moscow 57 is releasing Vilallonga’s latest album, Alphoshore Variations, in the US, and will host a party in his honor on Friday, July 25th.
Alfonso Vilallonga and Moscow 57 have a long history. M57 owner Ellen Kaye first met Alfonso 20 years ago when he was performing in New York at The Ballroom in Chelsea and instantly fell in love with his music. Ellen sought to reconnect with Alfonso, and found that way through Moscow 57’s podcasts, the M57 On Air Urban Salon, which can be heard athttp://www.moscow57.com/radio.html. In episode 6 of the podcast, Ellen interviewed Alfonso and played songs from his album Alphosphore Variations. This was the first time the songs were heard in the United States.
ABOUT ALFONSO VILALLONGA
Alfonso Vilallonga is an internationally touring singer, songwriter, musician, composer and actor, born in Barcelona, Spain, to a musical family. He sings fluently in Spanish, Catalan, French, English and German. Vilallonga earned his Masters in composition and singing from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. His influences include but are not limited to Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, Nino Rota, Boris Vian, Kurt Weill, Freddie Mercury, Randy Newman, Édith Piaf, and Thelonious Monk. He lived in the US for 10 years, during which time he recorded two albums: At the Edge and The End of an Era.
In 1993, he returned to Spain, where he found that the music scene, in his own words, “incited suicide.” Alfonso instead chose to release his first album in Spanish, “Bugui del Conformista,’ and began performing in Catalonia and Spain. His subsequent albums are “Adultus” (Cantata, L’Auditori 2005), “En vivo y en directo” (G3G Records 2006), “Libérame” (K Industria 2009), and his latest, “Alphosphore Variations” (2013), which is being released in the United States by Moscow 57 to coincide with this concert.
It was thanks to the encouragement of Isabel Coixet that he began scoring films, most notably, “Blancanieves” (2012), which is a silent film, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award and “Transsiberian” (2008). Vilallonga composed the music for three films, a documentary and a theatrical work for Coixet. He worked for Fernando Leon de Aranoa and Brad Anderson, among other directors. Vilallonga has written music and lyrics for several musical theater projects, including Dagoll Dagom’s “Aloma,” and for his own shows, such as “Turning Point,” which he describes as “the first musical palindrome in history.”
ABOUT MOSCOW 57
Moscow 57 on Delancey is a Russian Central Asian boite from a New Yorker’s perspective, with live music nightly. Owner Ellen Kaye’sparents, Faith Stewart-Gordon and Sidney Kaye, owned the Russian Tea Room from 1947 to 1996.
Moscow 57 is producing M57 Straight from Delancey, a new radio show Sunday nights onWVOX- AM/WVIP-FM beginning late August 2014.
Moscow 57, the hospitality and entertainment company, was launched several years ago by partners Ellen Kaye, Seth Goldman andEthan Fein. For the past two years, the company has been hosting its M57 Urban Salons, evenings of music, food and digital visual art displays, in Harlem; Washington Heights; Chelsea; the Upper East Side; the East Village; Governors Island; New Milford, Connecticut; and New Orleans. Moscow 57 has made New Orleans a home away from home, with regular forays into that city’s world-renowned culture of Southern hospitality, regional cuisine, and world-class entertainment.
After performing at and co-producing events with New York’s Corcho Wine Room, as well as celebrating Latin American culture in New Orleans, this cosmopolitan attitude is being brought to Moscow 57’s permanent home on New York City’s Lower East Side every night.
Moscow 57 Entertaining, created in partnership with Ethan Fein, is developing projects for film, television and theater. Its music company produces podcasts, live performances, recordings and videos. Moscow 57’s first CD releases have already garnered national radio airplay, and the company’s videos can be seen on the Moscow57Entertaining YouTube channel. The company’s M57 podcast will be streaming live on Sunday nights.
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