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Jazz and the New Songbook Artists, Starring Carmen Lundy


Get ready to enjoy a summit of jazz notables who’ve won

acclaim far and wide — featuring female vocalist Carmen

Lundy, violinist Regina Carter, pianist Robert Glasper,

trombonist Steve Turre and a dozen more artists — as they

open an international tour spotlighting their own

compositions. The concert, entitled, “Jazz And The New

Songbook Artists, Starring Carmen Lundy,” will be performed

on Sunday, September 10th at 7:00 PM at the Ford

Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California.


This all-star event, nationally acclaimed jazz lineup is for

one night only. And the evening will present new, original

and visionary jazz compositions performed by The New

Songbook Artists.


Joining Lundy onstage are: Robert Glasper, Anthony Wonsey

piano; Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Terri Lyne Carrington –

drums; Mayra Casales – percussion; Curtis Lundy, Bob Hurst

– bass; Sekou Bunch – electric bass; Steve Turre -

trombone, shells; Bobby Watson – alto; Greg Diaz – trumpet;

Regina Carter – violin; Lori Andrews – harp; Phil Upchurch

– guitar; Krystal Davis Williams – background vocals.


Breaking New Ground


Referred to as, "One of the world's greatest jazz

vocalists...," by Blues and Soul Magazine, U.K., Ms. Carmen

Lundy continues to break new ground in the Jazz genre as

she tirelessly pursues the art of jazz singing.


Her newest release, “Jazz and The New Songbook-Live at The

Madrid,” is Lundy's first live recording and features 16

musicians including Robert Glasper, Nathan East, Phil

Upchurch, Steve Turre, Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, Marvin

"Smitty" Smith, Victor Lewis, Mayra Casales and Kenny



Lundy has performed and recorded as a soloist with the

Akron Symphony Orchestra and The Vallejo Symphony

Orchestra. She has performed and recorded with such

musicians as Walter Bishop Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Ray

Barretto, Don Pullen, Kenny Barron, John Hicks, Ernie

Watts, Mulgrew Miller, Billy Childs,Teri Lynn Carrington,

Jimmy Scott, Kip Hanrahan, Courtney Pine, Marian

McPartland, Regina Carter, and the late Kenny Kirkland.


Her work has been critically acclaimed by The New York

Times, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, The

Washington Post, as well as numerous foreign publications.

Ms. Lundy is also a composer and songwriter whose catalogue

numbers about forty published songs. Her compositions have

been recorded by such artists as Kenny Barron ("Quiet

Times"), Ernie Watts ("At The End Of My Rope"), and

Straight Ahead ("Never Gonna Let You Go"), and can also be

found on her own recordings Something To Believe In and

This Is Carmen Lundy (both for Justin Time), Old Devil Moon

(JVC), Self Portrait (JVC), Moment To Moment (Arabesque),

Night And Day (CBS/SONY), and Good Morning Kiss (CLR/Justin



A native of Miami, Florida, Carmen Lundy's path to being

one of today's most talented, respected and sophisticated

jazz singers began at age six, with her first piano

lessons. Deeply inspired by her mother, Oveida, who was

then lead singer in the gospel group The Apostolic Singers,

Carmen joined her church's junior choir.


Armed with a devoted following and critical kudos, the

uncompromising Ms. Lundy continues to make waves, not just

in North America, but in Asia and throughout the UK and



Carmen is featured on 3 popular CDs: Geri Allen’s “Timeless

Portraits and Dreams,” on “Hear Now! Jazz Vocalists,” a

Hallmark Production, and on Mayra Casales’ new release,

“Woman on Fire.” For more information about Carmen Lundy,

her music and tour dates, visit:  or  . Ford Amphitheatre 2006


The intimate 1200-seat outdoor amphitheatre of the Ford

lends itself to Lundy’s artistry. The Ford, nestled in the

Hollywood Hills, is just off the 101 (Hollywood Freeway)

across from Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios

at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East. Picnickers welcome, food and

beverage available on site. Grounds open two hours before

show time for picnicking.


The Ford is disabled accessible and portable wireless

listening devices are available upon request. On-site,

stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle. FREE satellite

parking serviced by FREE shuttles to the Ford is available

at the Universal City Metro Station lot at Lankershim Blvd.

and Campo de Cahuenga. The Ford shuttle stops in the "kiss

and ride" area and cycles every 15-20 minutes.


This event is part of the Ford Amphitheatre 2006 Season, a

multi-disciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles

County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles

County-based arts organizations. For a complete season

schedule, directions to the theater, parking information,

and box dinner menus, log on to .

To order tickets and for more information, contact the Ford              

Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California by calling: (323)

461-3673 for tickets; (323) 769-2147 for group sales or

visit them online. Order early for best seats.




Media contact:

Pamela Riley, Publicist (614) 937-1886