Skip Heller @ Ortlieb's In Philly on March 13. 2004


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HYENA Recording Artist
Launches U.S. Tour Behind His New Album

Fakebook Set For Release on February 24th, 2004

“Skip Heller offers more hope for the healthy future of jazz than anything since the appearance of John Zorn's similarly uncategorizable output." --Goldmine

Los Angeles-based jazz guitarist SKIP HELLER launches a U.S. tour on March 11th at Sweet Rhythm in New York City. Touring in support of his new album Fakebook, to be released February 24th on HYENA, Heller has built a rabid audience, garnering rave reviews for his distinctive ability to assimilate an eclectic range of influences from straight ahead jazz to rockabilly, exotica to old school soul. His collaborations have included those with NRBQ, Yma Sumac, Uri Caine, Dave Alvin and Todd Rundgren.

On Fakebook, Heller leads an organ jazz quartet that sparkles with the shimmer and vitality of Hammond B-3er's Jimmy McGriff, Big John Patton and Richard “Groove" Holmes, yet in Heller's inimitable fashion, draws its material from artists including Prince, Raymond Scott, Les Baxter, Eddie Harris and Bob Dylan. Heller's dates are not to be missed as he's quickly becoming one of jazz's most revered and progressive young artists, while remaining steadfastly engaged in the music's evolution.

Skip Heller dates are as:

 March 11 - Sweet Rhythm in New York, NY March 13 - Ortlieb's in Philadelphia, PA March 18 - Satori Sound in Mobile, AL March 20 - Zeitgeist in New Orleans, LA March 25 - The Mars Bar in Seattle, WA March 26 - Jimmy Mak's in Portland, OR March 27 - Jo Federigo's in Eugene, OR 

Midwest dates will be announced shortly.

Skip Heller @ All About Jazz
2003 Interview
Fakebook Review

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