The Arts Administration programs at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Monika CD 2011
February 10, 2011
Pianist Monika Herzig Invites You on a Journey with New CD/DVD Release Come With Me on Owl Studios, With Celebration of Women's History Month at The Jazz Kitchen, Friday, March 18, 7-10pm
Feb. 9, 2011
Indianapolis, Ind. -- Pianist Monika Herzig will present her second Owl Studios release entitled Come With Me with a celebration of Women's History Month featuring a variety of our region's finest females performers and music from Come With Me and beyond. A part of the ticket proceeds will go towards scholarships for the first annual Girls Create Music summer camp for girls ages 9-16 presented by ISIS of Indy in collaboration with the Civic Theatre, June 27 - July 2, 2011. Throughout the evening Owl Studios will offer special deals for music purchases, raffles, DVD screening, and artist signing.
The CD/DVD combo reflects a unique partnership between musicians, the Owl Studios label and award-winning documentary filmmaker Susanne Schwibs. The journey comes to life with a 30-minute documentary that includes a variety of visuals, concert footage, and interviews, as well as special features of live performances. In addition the package includes a full-length CD with originals as well as unique arrangements of standards. Come With Me will be available in stores and online starting March 8, 2011, ordering info at www.owlstudios.com.
"I have the mud of Germany on my shoes", bassist/ guitarist Peter Kienle proclaimed at the Arts Center in Jasper, IN as he was getting ready to perform a concert with wife/ pianist Monika Herzig and Indiana poet laureate Norbert Krapf. The couple had just returned from a concert tour of Italy and Germany and Peter's shoes were still caked with mud after he got lost during a walk in the woods. Being that nearly everyone from Jasper, Indiana (a town rich in culture from the early days of German immigration) probably at some point had mud from Germany on their shoes, the audience was delighted with the invitation for a journey through poetry and music. The mud of Germany was what inspired the title track for Come with Me.
This story and many more paint the rich tapestry of the very special CD entitled Come with Me. A seamless mixture of familiar favorites and jazz-inspired originals, Herzig celebrates the romantic expanse of modern instrumental music. Gentle in spirit but generous in craftsmanship, Come with Me bridges the gap between entertainment and inspiration. We invite you to join Monika Herzig for this very special journey.
Visit www.monikaherzig.com or www.owlstudios.com for more information.
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About Owl Studios - Indianapolis-based Owl Studios is an independent record label dedicated to a financial and artistic partnership with highly creative, talented musicians. In the short time since its inception, Owl Studios has become a well-respected, artist- friendly, independent record label in the genres of Jazz, R&B/Soul, and Fusion/Jam Band. The label includes established artists that have made names for themselves performing throughout the world. In addition to their reputations as composers, performers and arrangers, many of our artists are also educators at top music institutions. Owl Studios artists also boast award winners, including a Grammy nomination; jazz historian/ arranger/ conductor for the Smithsonian Institute; winner of the Independent Music Awards; winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Performer Award; winner of the Grand Prize for the American Pianists' Association Jazz Piano competition; and the music director for the award- winning, nationally syndicated Bob & Tom morning radio program.