July 29, 2003

Phil Perry and Jimmy Reid @ Wilson Creek Winery

SMOOTH JAZZ VOCALIST PHIL PERRY AND HOT NEW SAXOPHONIST JIMMY REID TEAM UP FOR SUNSET JAZZ CONCERT

philperry.jpgTEMECULA, CA - Veteran vocalist Phil Perry will headline Wilson Creek Winery's Sunset Jazz in the Vines Concert, Friday, August 15. Perry spent much of his career as a sideman vocalist working extensively with Lee Ritenour. Known for his trademark falsetto and sexy whisper Perry can best be described as a romantic vocalist with album titles of The Heart of the Man, Pure Pleasure, One Heart, One Love, and My Book of Love."

"I've been singing love songs since the beginning of my career, writing on occasion while seeking out a few great tunes among hundreds that were submitted," said Perry a former member of the 70s soul group Montclairs. The Montclairs, launched Perry's career with hits like "Make Up For Lost Time" and "Dreamin' Out of Season" before cutting two albums for Capitol as part of the duo Perry & Sandlin. After the duo split, Perry established himself as a first call background vocalist and session singer in Los Angeles. His trademark has been versatility-singing at local clubs with Lee Ritenour; doing studio dates with James Ingram, Quincy Jones, famed composer Michel Colombier, Sergio Mendes, George Duke, Barbra Streisand and Patti Labelle; singing the title theme from Arthur II; and touring in Japan, the Pacific Rim, Europe and Brazil with Ritenour and others.

jimmyreid.jpgUpcoming star saxophonist Jimmy Reid will open the concert, which begins at 7 p.m., Born in Chicago in 1977, Reid picked up the sax at age 10. Since then, he's won several awards including the Louis Armstrong jazz award and a couple of Outstanding Musician Awards from both Coca Cola and the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE). Jazziz Magazine proclaimed Jimmy Reid and his 1998 debut album "the second generation of genre performers..." He has developed a reputation on the Los Angeles club scene as a top performer with his own band, toured and recorded with top stars like Jonathan Butler and Brian Culbertson, performed around the country for America's Second Harvest (the nation's largest domestic hunger relief charity) and this spring and summer has been the featured sax man on The Winans Family Tour nationwide.

A portion of the proceeds for the concert will go towards the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

Concert general admission is $45. Gourmet dinner by Spaghettini's Italian Grill with concert ticket is $95. Season tickets are also available. Guidant, Toyota of Temecula Valley, Embassy Suites and The Valley Business Journal sponsor Sunset Jazz in the Vines. Tickets can be purchased through www.ticketweb.com or by calling 1-866-468-3699. For more information call the winery at (909) 699-WINE or visit the website at www.wilsoncreekwinery.com.

Posted by Peter Böhi at July 29, 2003 6:19 AM