FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 14, 2011
Matt Savage, Bobby Watson, Joris Teepe and Peter Retzlaff to Perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 21st
Concert Celebrates Matt Savage’s New Album, “Welcome Home”
Jazz composer and pianist Matt Savage will celebrate the release of his new album, Welcome Home, with a concert at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday, February 21st. He will be joined by three of the guest musicians featured on the CD – sax great Bobby Watson, bassist Joris Teepe, and drummer Peter Retzlaff.
Welcome Home peaked at #18 on JazzWeek’s radio airplay chart and is currently #5 on the CMJ Jazz chart. All About Jazz recently praised the album saying, “this is Savage’s album all the way, as he not only plays with a maturity well beyond his years but wrote and arranged every number.” Welcome Home is Matt’s second album to be produced by Grammy-nominated Jonathan Wyner and engineered by nine time Grammy-winner Tom Bates,
Welcome Home celebrates Matt Savage’s travels and the many places he calls “home,” from his organic family farm in the country to the rhythms of a metropolitan city. One of the highlights is the Manhattan-inspired single, “Big Apple Blues” from the five-part song, “Big Apple Suite.” It’s no wonder Matt considers Manhattan a “second home,” considering his landmark musical appearances in that city. At the age of 11 he debuted at the famed Blue Note, and the following year he appeared at Birdland with the legendary Clark Terry on trumpet and Jimmy Heath on sax. In 2008, he debuted “Big Apple Suite” at New York’s Cachaça Jazz Club, earning praise from the Wall Street Journal as “a phenomenally talented pianist and composer who demands to be taken seriously on purely musical terms.”
Location: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center – Broadway at 60th Street, 5th floor
Show times: 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM – Cover: $20 – Students: $10 with valid student ID
Reservations: (212) 258-9595 or 9795 – http://jalc.org/dccc/details09.asp?EventID=2540
Matt Savage website: www.savagerecords.com
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Sarah McMullen, 310-283-7907