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NY Showcases for new CD by Monika Herzig "A Tribute to Women Composers"

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IN YOUR OWN SWEET VOICE - A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN COMPOSERS
New York Showcases for new CD by the Monika Herzig Acoustic Project

WHAT: Showcase Concerts for new Jazz CD Release, $10 Admission
WHEN: Friday, January 13, 10pm &12am AND Friday, January 20, 8pm
WHERE: CREOLE Restaurant and Music Supper Club, 2167 Third Ave, New York, NY 10035, on the northeast corner of 118th Street in the heart of East Harlem, El Barrio, for reservations call: 212-876-8838
WHO: The Monika Herzig Acoustic Project featuring Monika Herzig (piano), Jeremy Allen/ Scott Thornton (bass), Dan Vonnegut (drums), and special guests For interviews/ CD requests please contact: ACME Records at 812-334-3022 or mherzig@indiana.edu, sound samples and pictures at acmerecords.com.

The new CD release by the Monika Herzig Acoustic Project - In Your Own Sweet Voice - A Tribute to Women Composers presents jazz and pop songs as well as originals by Monika Herzig arranged for jazz combo. Selections include songs by Carole King, Carly Simon, Laura Nyro, Bernice Petkere, and Monika Herzig. Many of the original compositions are dedicated to special friendship and support shared among women.

Herzig is a member of the Music Faculty of the esteemed Indiana University School of Music. She has performed and recorded with her own group, jazz fusion ensemble BeebleBrox, the Oliver Nelson jr. group, Bob Berg, and others. As a recipient of the 1994 Down Beat Magazine Award for her composition “Let's Fool One" and with several Big Band Arrangements published with the University of Northern Colorado Press, Herzig has also gathered international recognition for her writing skills. Her trio is a regular feature on Thursdays and Saturdays at Rick's Cafe Boatyard in Indianapolis.

“Distinctive originals and well-chosen standards reveal Herzig's warmhearted, reflective side and her cleverly playful nature." Nancy Ann Lee Jazz Times contributor and co-editor of Music Hound Jazz: The Essential Album Guide”

“Be sure to include the work of Monika Herzig in your jazz collection! Your life will be richer because of it!" Mark Lush, Midwestbands.com

CREOLE Restaurant and Music Supper Club is an exquisite dining and entertainment restaurant specializing in New Orleans style cuisine. The restaurant is located at 2167 Third Avenue on the northeast corner of 118th Street in the heart of East Harlem, El Barrio. The telephone number is 212-876-8838. The entertainment calendar at CREOLE is full with diverse music including straight ahead jazz, Latin jazz, contemporary jazz, funk and salsa.

CREOLE's lighting, brick wall, art work, it's bar and the aroma from the New Orleans style cuisine, which permeates the room, create an ambiance of the nostalgic early jazz supper clubs. When one walks in, one is immediately comforted by CREOLE's hospitality, which promotes unity and family. Guests are seduced into a zone of sexy tranquility while dinning at the restaurant. George Slade, Jr., Executive Chef, beats the pots and pans in the kitchen that creates the delicious and succulent Creole dishes, such as Blackened Shrimp Napoleon, Sweet Potato Beignet, and 20 variations of his signature Gumbo. George's menus have been developed over 15 years in restaurants from Florida to New York.

CREOLE was created by a group who visualized marrying art, music culture, entertainment and food into one location. The current owner is Kevin Walters, who reinvented himself to carry out the visualized mission of the group. CREOLE serves as a catalyst for change in a community that is in transformation. The testimony of CREOLE's guests normally refers to their visit at CREOLE as a “fantastic experience".

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