Lampkin Music Group presents Southport Records "After Party for Von Freeman"
(Published: December 30, 2011)
Southport Records at Iridium: "The After Party for Von Freeman" is a celebration
of the Chicago based saxophone legend's career and Von receiving the NEA Jazz
Master 2012 Award on January 10th at the Frederick Rose Theater at Lincoln
Center. The evening will also highlight the NY Debut of Southport Records
owners: singer/songwriter Joanie Pallatto and composer/pianist Bradley
Parker-Sparrow: who have produced many a recording project with and for Von.
Joining in this celebration for Von is another treasure to our music world: NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan and special guests: jazz singer Martha Lorin, Broadway personality Bill Nolte,
Broadway actor/singer Charles West, singer/songwriter Laury Shelley and saxophonist Jeff Newell.
Bill Pernice as Musical Director.
Southport Records at Iridium
THE AFTER PARTY
for VON FREEMAN
featuring label partners
Joanie Pallatto & Bradley Parker-Sparrow
"A Salute to 2012 NEA Jazz Master Von Freeman"
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
5:30 - 7:00 PM ~ $10 Cover
1650 Broadway (51st) New York, NY 10019
For reservations: 212-582-2121
Von Freeman has been chosen as one of the living legends who have made
exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz, and is a recipient of the
2012 NEA Jazz Master Award.
Von quote: "I consider the music I play/create as "hard core modern jazz."
Joanie Pallatto: Described by Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune as
having "a stirring and special voice," Joanie Pallatto is a graduate of The
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Pallatto toured with The
Glenn Miller Orchestra as a featured vocalist; is now co-owner and partner with
pianist/composer and husband, Bradley Parker-Sparrow at Sparrow Sound Design
Recording Studio and SOUTHPORT & NORTHPORT Records. As a solo singer, group
singer and voiceover talent, she has recorded on hundreds of radio and
television commercials nationally.
Bradley Parker Sparrow: Sparrow was Composer-In-Residence for the City Of
Chicago in 1977 and 1988, and has taught jazz for the NEA, jazz in schools
program and orchestration at Columbia College in Chicago. The music of Sparrow
reflects all forms of music, from Bartok to Jackie Gleason. He recently scored
3 feature length films and screened the world premiere of his new documentary
short film, "The Last Cabrini" with narration by The Chicago Tribune and WGN's
Sheila Jordan: Sheila Jordan is among the last great living jazz singers,
extending the legacy of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Jordan's own
contemporary, Betty Carter. Jordan is one of only a tiny handful of jazz singers
who fully deserve the appellation and for whom no other term will do.
Jeff Newell: Saxophonist Jeff Newell's distinctive sound, original
compositions, creative arrangements and wry sense of humor have earned the
praise of jazz critics and audiences alike in the US and abroad.
Martha Lorin: Martha Lorin has appeared cross country at many
venues including: Weill Hall/Carnegie Hall, The Gardenia, Metropolitan Room,
Catch 35, 88's, Milford Theater, Apollo Theater and Bailiwick Theater
Bill Nolte: Bill received Broadway's GYPSY ROBE in 1993 for Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and in 2000 for Jane Eyre. Other credits
include: La Cage aux Folles, The Producers, Amour and Jane Eyre.
Charles West: Charles is currently standby for El Gallo in the NYC production
of "The Fantasticks". Other credits include: "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and "Cyrano,
the Musical" and as "Chris" in the 1st National Tour of Miss Saigon.
Laury Shelley: Laury has appeared at venues cross country receiving rave reviews
from the public and critics both. Performances at: Carnegie Hall, Cinegrill, St.
Regis Hotel, Catch 35, Twelve West and Maxim's.
Bill Pernice: Bill has worked as a professional pianist for many years, playing
with gifted artists such as Jon Hendriks and Willie Nelson and Martha Lorin.
Southport Records thanks Von Freeman for his musical contributions to the label.
"I can't play anything unless I feel it." - Vonski in the studio, circa 1999*
Ralph Lampkin, Jr; owner of LMG, recently called the "King of Cabaret" by
WGN's Rick Kogan, has produced musicals/plays/concerts/cabarets/recordings
cross country featuring some of the best in the business including: Tony winners
Donna McKechnie, Alice Ripley and Hinton Battle, Broadway personality Devin
Richards, Suzanne Palmer, Hollis Resnik, Von Freeman, Fareed Haque, Danny
Lerman, Alexandra Billings, Audrey Morris, Sue Conway, Robin Kay, Karen Mason,
Linda Clifford, Spider Saloff and Billy Stritch, to name a few.
Lampkin's label, LMG, has reached the top 25 on dance/jazz charts worldwide with the
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