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Jim Pearce

Recored Album Cover. Latest by Jim Pearce.

Jim Pearce has released 7 Jazz CD’s and composed and recorded 100’s of tunes in many genres.

Jim’s compositions have been heard in TV shows including “Saturday Night Live” (NBC), “90210” (The CW), “Parenthood” (NBC), “Friends With Benefits” (NBC), “Lipstick Jungle” (NBC), “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC), “Greek” (ABC), The Mentalist (CBS)”, “American Pickers” (Hist.), “Aurora” (Telemundo), and the feature film “The Big Wedding” (Lionsgate), as well as many other shows.

AWARDS Won by JIM PEARCE

  • FINALIST in 2006 INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS for JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Washington Square Park) and JAZZ SONG OF THE YEAR (Dreaming in Van Gogh Colors)
  • OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SONGWRITING in 7th ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (Prairie Dog Ballet) (2006)
  • GRAND PRIZE IN JAZZ CATEGORY 2003 JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST (Muddy River Vamp)
  • FIRST PRIZE 6th ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (Debbie’s Birthday Song) and OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SONGWRITING for (Debbie’s Blue Bicycle)
  • FINALIST in JAZZ CATEGORY in 2004U.S.A. SONGWRITING COMPETITION (On the Bridge at Night)
  • FINALIST IN 2004 UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST (Washington Square Park) co-written with DEBORAH WILES
  • OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SONGWRITING in 2002 GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (2nd Place-instrumental category) (Thirty Year Waltz)
  • HONOR AWARD in 2003 GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (One More Tomorrow)
  • FINALIST in 2003 UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST (4 SONGS)

Rick Harris

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Rick Harris is known for his nationally acclaimed vocal quartet, Mad Romance.

Award-winning vocalist and arranger, Rick is a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, brass, saxophone, Latin percussion, and stringed instruments.

Rick is front man/arranger for ten-piece Little Big Band Atlanta, singer and jazz trumpeter for Big Band Atlanta, and performer with oldies rock and R&B band Boomers Gone Wild.

MP3 “I’m Old Fashioned” Performed by Rick Harris

Rick Harris performs an array of styles:

60s band jazz band oldies band
dixieland band swing band variety band
r&b band classic rock band wedding band
soul band ballroom dance music band jazz orchestra
honky tonk band 20s, 30s or 40s  band

Paul Vogler

Atlanta Percussionist

Paul has appeared on the bill with Ziggy MarleyThelonius Monk Jr., Dr. Billy TaylorThe New York Voices & others.

As a public educator of public and private schools (Baylor and McCallie schools of Chattanooga) and universities including UTC and Georgia Perimeter College. Paul lectured World Music, Percussion, Jazz Studies and Electronic Music and directed Jazz Band and Orchestra.

Paul’s company, Atlanta Event Music, has provided educational programming since 1995, receiving the 1997 Dorothy Mullen National Arts Award for “The Bessie Bus”, a mobile jazz and blues program. Atlanta Event Music also provided audio/video production/editing and inter-active exhibits including working with the National Afro-American Museum on the traveling exhibit “When the Spirit Moves” appearing at the Smithsonian Institution.

Currently, Paul maintains an active performance schedule with Atlanta Steel Pan and Island Music,  the Atlanta Jazz Trio, and 2nd Line Atlanta while continuing to teach private lessons.

PAUL VOGLER performs as solo percussionist on vibraphone, marimba & steel drum. Paul is also an Alternate Mode Mallet Kat endorser and proudly plays the Panyard Solid Hoop steel pans.

MP3 Atlanta Percussionist: Paul Vogler on Marimba!

 

A music instructor for over 20 yrs with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, teaching Jazz studies, Electronic Music, World Music & percussion, Paul is now semi-retired and founder of Atlanta Event Music and percussionist with Atlanta Jazz Trio, Atlanta Steel Pan and Island Music and 2nd Line Atlanta.

 

MP3 “Watch What Happens”, Paul Vogler – Atlanta Jazz Trio

 

MP3 “Blue Bossa” Paul Vogler on Steel Pan with Paul Newkirk on Accoustic Guitar

 

MP3 “And I Love Her, Beatles” Demo track Paul Vogler with Paul Newkirk