Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!
Continuing our fall promotions, we are pleased to offer a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to seeEsperanza Spalding at the Calvin Theaterin Northampton, MA at 8pm on Saturday, October 4th, 2014.
Win tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. Deadline to enter to win is Monday, 09/30/14 by 11:59pm (EST). More details below.
ABOUT ESPERANZA SPALDING
Esperanza Spalding was one of the biggest breakout stars of 2011, garnering Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy® Awards. Her journey as a solo artist began with the 2006 release of Junjo followed in 2008 by Esperanza which topped Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, becoming that year’s best selling jazz album worldwide. She was invited by President Barack Obama to appear at both the White House and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. She performed at the 84th Academy Awards and on the Late Show with David Letterman. (Letterman and Paul Shaffer proclaimed the young musician the “coolest” guest in the program’s three-decade history.) Spalding collaborations include with Wayne Shorter, Prince, Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Mae, Bruno Mars, and Janelle Monáe. Her latest album, Radio Music Society (see video) featuring a mosaic array of guest artists, is another expectation-defying chapter in the Esperanza Spalding story, as she continues on her journey of new musical horizons. — www.esperanzaspalding.com
New Music Giveaway
Putumayo Kids Presents: Jazz Playground
Bebop, swing and all that jazz: cool tunes for global kids!
Hilltown Families and Putumayo Kids have partnered up to offer a chance to win Putumayo Kids’ recently released Jazz Playground, a new CD collection of international jazz songs for children. From bebop and swing to Latin and African jazz, this multicultural CD celebrates the vibrant diversity and global influence of jazz and will get the whole family grooving! Jazz Playground demonstrates how artists in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania have adopted jazz and made it their own.
Featuring a new, colorful storybook-style booklet and glossary of musical terms (image below), Jazz Playground pairs sophisticated sounds with kid-friendly lyrics. “Mary Had a Little Lamb” gets a jazzy new twist in the hands of New York City-based Israeli saxophonist and jazz educator Oran Etkin and Brooklynite Charanee Wade, while American artist Barbara Morrison delivers a smooth and cool version of the British classic “Sing a Song of Sixpence.”
UPCOMING CONCERT AT ERIC CARLE MUSEUM:
Featured artist Lewis Franco will share his love of jazz with all-ages audiences in Amherst, MA at the Eric Carle Museum on a special concert tour March 28th, 2010 at 1pm. The concert is free with museum admission. Lewis Franco has been entertaining Vermont audiences of all ages for many years. Franco’s most recent music features mostly original swing tunes about family life.
HOW TO WIN:
Your chance to win a free copy of the new Putumayo Kids Presents: Jazz PlaygroundCD is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! To win simply
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FULL NAME and where you
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IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Sunday, March 28th, 2010 @ 7pm (EST).
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