Friday, July 10, 2009

Jeanne Ricks' new CD release party in NY, July 14

Help us welcome vocalist/guitarist Jeanne Ricks and her band C16 featuring George Hodnett next Tuesday, July 14 "Jazz Tuesdays" in the Gillespie Auditorium at the New York Baha'i Center at 53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway) for a CD release party of their latest CD “Make It Work”. There will be two shows at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m. Reservations and Information: 212-222-5159.

What people have said about Jeanne Ricks:
“Deep artistry, classic songwriting, rich harmonies” - Bob James
“ A Real Force” - DownBeat Magazine
“ A wonderful storyteller and a great songwriter” - George Benson
Jeanne’s Track Record:
Jeanne Ricks is described as a singer with a "smoky soulfulness" (New Entertainment Weekly Magazine), but her talents don't stop there…..
George Benson selected Jeanne's 'Love Remembers' for the title track of his Warner CD.
Francis Ford Coppola chose one of her songs for his critically acclaimed movie 'Assassination Tango', starring Robert Duvall.
Anita Pointer (from the Pointer Sisters) chose 'Thorny Rose', 'Always' and 'Stronger than Pride' for her upcoming CD.
Chaka Khan recorded 'Don't Ask Me' for a WEA release.
Tony Ransom recorded 'Take It To Heart' and 'Turn To Me' for his Expansion/EMI solo album.
Her song 'Simple Pleasure' was recently chosen for The Weather Channel's first ever commercial CD release, titled 'The Weather Channel Presents: the Best of Smooth Jazz' which reached #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart for 7 weeks.
A multi-instrumentalist who plays acoustic & electric guitar as well as keyboards, Jeanne lends background vocals to two of Steve Coleman's tracks on his RCA CD "The Sonic Language of Myth."

"Listening Room," was Jeanne's first solo CD with the help of a few friends like Branford Marsalis, Lisa Fischer, Darryl Tookes and Hubert Eaves III lending their talents to her music which she wrote, produced and mixed on the Rickso Facto Music Label under her artistic pseudonym, "Jenjii".

Her new CD “Make it Work!” features Walter Beasley & (Miles Davis’ alum) Robert Irving III is finally coming out. Now’s the time to listen to her compelling voice and truly soulful music!

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