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Greg Jasperse to perform at Smooth Jazz Festival with Mindi Abair


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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - June 3, 2005 Greg Jasperse to perform at the upcoming "Smooth Jazz at Sunset" Jazz Festival in St. Joseph, Michigan on July 9, 2005. Jasperse will be performing with the incomparable Mindi Abair in what will be an incredible night of smooth jazz on the "sunset coast"
of Lake Michigan. A native of Grand Rapids, Greg returns to Michigan to perform for the first time since the release of his acclaimed CD Tournesol.

Greg Jasperse just recently performed to a packed house at the legendary Plush Room in San Francisco, following a run at Davenports in Chicago. The accomplished Jasperse has music directed and accompanied Forever Plaid (Royal George Theater) Clint Holm’s "Comfortable Shoes" (Royal George Theater) and Barry Manilow’s "Could It Be Magic" (Music Box Theater). He also music directs for New York’s up and coming jazz/cabaret vocalist, Jack Donahue as well as Broadway’s own Timothy Shew. Greg recently released his first commercial recording called "Tournesol." This recording project is a collection of original contemporary jazz piano pieces. On Tournesol, Greg is joined by such artists as Randy Crenshaw, Grant Geissman, Gary Meek, Michael Shapiro and Jerry watts. "Tournesol" was produced by Bill Cantos and engineered by legendary Bill Schnee.

Mindi Abair - of the varied mix of female artists that are currently populating contemporary music, few are creating as compelling a presence as Mindi Abair. Her diverse compositions and lively style, which she adeptly demonstrated to the world on her 2003 GRP debut hit record, It Just Happens That Way, are mischievous, playful, intelligent and gratifying. It was recognized by Billboard magazine as one of the Top 10 contemporary jazz CDs of the year, and by Jazz Week as the #1 most- played contemporary jazz CDs of 2003.

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  • Artist / Group Name: Greg Jasperse
  • Press Release Date: 7/9/2005
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