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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Canadian Jazz Single Nominated for International Award!

Local Percussionist Appearing in Celebration Event!

Lucya Almeida, Omemee Rocks jewelry designer will be celebrating a major accomplishment in May along with other members of the Jim Heineman Dream Band. Jim’s original composition, 'Rh Positive', nominated for best jazz song 2011, was the only Canadian nomination for the Independent Music Awards. Be sure to vote for the Jim Heineman Band!

Rh Positive Celebrates Women

'Rh Positive', the title track to Jim Heineman's latest recording, was selected amongst worldwide submissions and in Jim’s own words is a song about ,'the celebration of women'. In the male dominated genre of jazz, three of seven Jim Heineman Dream Band players are women - truly a rarity.

Jim Heineman Mother's Day Celebration Features Juno Award Winners

Jim Heineman Band Concert Poster

To further this celebration of women, the Jim Heineman Dream Band welcomes you to join with them Mother's Day evening to mark the honour of their nomination. The night will feature women in jazz with Jim Heineman’s Dream Band, featuring Juno Award winners Stacie McGregor on piano and Brandi Disterheft on bass. Also featured will be Jim’s original compositions, celebrating the only Canadian nomination for the Independent Music Awards, of the title track to his latest recording, Rh Positive, for best jazz song 2011.
'I will be highlighting our leader Jim Heienman's experience with women artists through out his career in honour of our theme for this event,' shared Lucy Almeida adding 'the 1st being the one and only legendary Mary Lou Williams May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981.'
Jim played 5 nights with Mary Lou Williams at the Fire Hall in Toronto in 1979. They got along so well she invited him to play on her next recording but passed away before he had the honour. Mary Lou Williams was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. Williams wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements, and recorded more than one hundred records in 78, 45, and LP versions.Williams wrote and arranged for such bandleaders as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, and she was friend, mentor, and teacher to Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others.
The line up of musicians for the evening includes:

• Jim Heineman- Saxelo, Tenor, Flute, Vocals
• Mark Hundevad – Drums Vibraphone
• Stacie McGregor – Piano
• Sam Heineman – Synthesizer, Drums
• Brandi Disterheft – Bass
• Lucya Almeida – Percussion,
• Keith Campbell – French Horn

So be sure to congratulate Lucya and show your support by booking your dinner reservations and treat mom and the whole family to a night to remember, celebrating Mothers, women in jazz and the international recognition of Canadian jazz at The Trane Studio in Toronto.
Note: For those unable to attend this event, watch for details about a rural celebration to take part in our area in the near future.
About the Jim Heineman Dream Band:
Jim Heineman’s Dream Band plays jazz incorporating many styles of music including swing, bebop, Latin, African, funk and blues; influenced by revolutionary jazz legends such as John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Mary Lou Williams to name only a few. The repertoire is vast but consists mostly of Jim’s original compositions; the result is an old and new sound all at the same, with an interesting instrumentation that includes saxelo, tenor, flute, vocals, piano, synthesizer, drums, bass, percussion, vibraphone and French horn. Jim is a gifted composer; his tunes have rich melodies and an emphasis on groove.

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