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Upcoming Guitar Events

Mel Bay Publications will exhibit at the following conventions:

Phoenix Guitar ShowPhoenix, AZTBD
MTNASeattle, WA04/01 - 04/07
MUSIK MESSEFrankfurt Germany04/04 - 04/10
Dallas Guitar ShowDallas, TX04/08 - 04/11
RPMDAPhiladelphia, PA04/26 - 05/01
MerleFestWilkesboro, NC04/27 - 05/02
Classic American Guitar ShowIthica, New York05/20 - 05/23
TMTASan Antonio, TX06/09 - 06/13
NPM National ConventionMilwaukee, WI6/26 - 7/02
Summer NAMMIndianapolis, IN07/21 - 07/25
Santa Monica Guitar ShowSanta Monica, CA08/05 - 08/08
Healdsburg Guitar ShowTBD08/18 - 08/22
James Burton Guitar ShowTBD08/18 - 08/22
MIACToronto, Ontario, Canada08/20 - /08/23
Walnut Valley Festival (Winfield)Winfield, Kansas09/13 - 09/19
Great Midwest Guitar ShowSt. Louis, MOTBD
Arlington Guitar ShowArlington, TX10/14 - 10/17
IBMANashville, TN10/23 - 10/31
GFAMontreal, CanadaTBD
Great American Guitar ShowPittsburgh, PATBD

Corey Christiansen Scheduled to Play Syracuse Jazz Festival

April 6, 2005

Mel Bay Records recording artist Corey Christiansen will be a featured performer at the Syracuse Jazz Festival on Sunday, June 26th. The largest jazz festival in the northeastern United States, the event attracts thousands each year to three outdoor stages on the Onondaga Community College campus overlooking Syracuse, New York.

Corey performed in the Horizon Air Special Guest Concert at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho on Thursday, February 24th. This was Corey's third appearance at the festival, where he was named Outstanding College Guitar Soloist in 1995 and 1996 and Outstanding College Guitarist in the big band division in 1995.

Corey made his third appearance at John Pisano's Guitar Night at Spazio in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 18th. He also performed at the Eastman Guitars NAMM Concert at the Coast Anaheim Hotel on Saturday, January 22nd.

Corey's toured Australia for two weeks in March for a series of clinics and performances sponsored by Allans Publishing. He's opening for Bill Frisell at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis on Friday, September 23rd and is scheduled to make his third appearance at the Smithsonian Jazz Café on Friday, October 28th.

Closer to his home in St. Louis, Corey's 2005 schedule includes mainstage appearances at the Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens (June 22) and the Webster Groves Jazz Festival in mid-September.

Awakening, Corey's first CD and the first release on Mel Bay Records, has spent the last 10 weeks on the JazzWeek chart and reached # 16 on March 2nd. Corey composed the title track, which consistently receives the most airplay from the recording.

Corey's 2005 clinic schedule includes:

IAJE South Central Regional Conference Waco, Texas April 16
The Classic American Guitar Show Sports Plus Events Center
Lake Grove, Long Island, NY.
May 20-22
New York University Guitar Intensive  July 19-22

The First International Ten-String Guitar Festival

July 7-10, 2005

Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

Janet Marlow, Founder and Director of the First International Ten-String Guitar Festival announces a four day festival event from July 7- 10, 2005 bringing ten-string guitarists from around the world to Litchfield, Connecticut. The Festival is being held at the White Memorial Conference Center. Ten-String Guitarists from South Africa, Canada, Japan, South America, Europe and the United States will be attending master classes, workshops, panel discussions and participating in two major evening concerts open to the public. All levels of players and guitar enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to participate or audit workshops.

The festival is a focus on the evolution of the modern ten-string guitar which began with it's innovation by Maestro Narciso Yepes in a 1964 performance of Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez performed with the Berlin Philharmonic. Now in the 21st century, the world of contemporary multi-string guitars has become an interest of player's world- wide.

For schedule of workshops, registration and concert information for The First International Ten-String Guitar Festival please visit: www.tenstringguitar.com

For press, photos and further information please contact:
Janet Marlow Music LLC O. 860-567-9217 C. 860-459-8000
e-mail info@tenstringguitar.com or www.janetmarlowmusic.com

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