BLUE JAR 07730509091
“Blue Jar combines the panache of Grappelli with Gypsy flamboyance, yet balances this passion with a dreamy, atmospheric classical sound”. With ‘Ducks and Geese’ to their credit, their second album “Pelican Crossing” is currently on general release.
Since their first gig 2005-a Garden Party for H.R.H The Prince of Wales they have specialised in corporate work - They are now ‘doing’ the live gig and festival circuit, following the success of their album, and recent festival performances at the Cork Jazz Festival, Greenbelt and the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. They played at the Marbella Film Festival and attended WOMEX, Spain in Oct and also showcased at MEI, Italy in Nov.
They have recently signed a 3 year management deal with W.O.A International for India, the Middle East and Asia, and have a licensing deal in the same territories. They will be on tour in India May 08 for 5 weeks with support from MTV. They are also due to perform in Portugal, Cyprus, Austria, Germany and Brazil in 08

TOMMY LOCKE has been one of the busiest and most sought after guitarists in Ireland for the last thirty years. After studying at the Ulster College of Music, he has been heavily involved in a wide range of music with country, rock and jazz bands. He has toured extensively throughout Ireland, Britain, France, America and Canada with Roly Daniels. Tommy has made many recordings for television and radio and made six albums.

LESLEY DENNISON studied at Trinity College of Music, London, and has since free-lanced with many major orchestras throughout the UK and Ireland. With the Dennison String Quartet, she has performed and for film, TV and radio, and toured throughout the UK and Ireland with Music Network and Live Music Now!
She has made many recordings including the theme music for “Fatal Extraction” and “Field of Bones” and is included in the “Wildlife Album.”

SCOTT HERON studied cello at the Royal Academy of Music, London and has a Master of Performance from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He has played with many orchestras including the Ulster Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and Camerata, Ireland. He has toured and recorded extensively with the Brian Irvine Ensemble, Leya and the Dennison String Quartet.

With special guest IVAN BLACK, a world renowned musician, composer, arranger, teacher, adjudicator and multi-instrumentalist. He has played piano with the Ulster Orchestra, saxophone with Humphrey Littleton, P J Proby, Amici and Norman Wisdom, and accordion with Daniel O’Donnell. He has made over 20 albums and his work has taken him to Canada, USA, France, Germany, Holland and throughout Africa.
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BLUE JAR SIGNS 3 YEAR MANAGEMENT DEAL, LICENSING DEAL AND TOUR OF INDIA 08

N. Ireland’s only Gypsy Jazz Band Blue Jar have just signed a lucrative deal with W.O.A International with regard to their new album Pelican Crossing. W.O.A International is a global Entertainment Company that houses W.O.A Records, W.O.A Studios and W.O.A Management and has a background in conceptualizing and organizing world class live concerts and festivals.

W.O.A International is now organizing a tour of India that features 15 international artists performing in major cities across India. The Tour will have 6 W.O.A Records artists including World Music Star & W.O.A founder Oliver Sean, N. Ireland’s Gypsy Jazz band Blue Jar, Internationally Acclaimed Singer/Performer Alison Woods (UK), Pop/Rock/World Band Cloud 9 (UAE) & Dance Producers/Performers The Goa Funk Project and 9 other International artists from across the world (USA, Denmark, New Zealand, Colombia, Australia, Dominican Republic, France, Slovenia and Russia).

The dates are 15th of Jan '08 till the 15th of Feb '08 plus 5 days for a video shoot and press meets etc... Cities are Goa, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kerala, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Calcutta and more venues / cities being added.
The tour will be supported by MTV India, Zee Music, NDTV and various
publications assuring great media coverage including spots/interviews with the artistes on Radio and TV, which W.O.A is known to deliver. Additionally, a compilation CD will be produced by W.O.A Records comprising of all the artists on this tour. The compilation will be sold along the tour, all across India at
Planet M’s, Music Worlds and various other stores and Internationally across 2400 Record Stores including Tower Records around the world by the worlds biggest CD distributor SUPER-D and Online on iTunes, Yahoo Music, Rhapsody, Sony Tunes etc.
One Music Video will also be shot comprising of all the artistes singing a song co-composed by all these 15 awesome artistes, the video will be featured on all the top music channels across the world Including MTV India, MTV Asia, MTV, MTV Europe, VH1, Sky/Granada TV Networks, Trace TV, Zee Music, Channel V besides others.
There is also a spot secured for Blue Jar on the "Goa Chillout Zone - 1" Compilation CD. This is the much publicised compilation CD that is in the lines of Buddha Bar and Cafe Del Mar but with a wider musical appeal.

For further info:
http://www.myspace.com/bluejarbelfast
http://www.reverbnation.com/bluejar
http://cdbaby.com/cd/bluejar

or contact Lesley Dennison
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