Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Press Release For interviews, presskits, photos or more information, please contact Heart Consort Music, ph. 319-895-8557 www.heartconsortmusic.com mail@heartconsortmusic.com
Iowa's own James Kennedy Has Entry In Grammy’s 10th Year in a Row!
For Immediate Release Mt. Vernon, IA – The most recent CD release by Iowa's jazz/fusion guitarist James Kennedy has been entered in the 53rd Grammy Awards. This music is available for your listening pleasure at http://www.heartconsortmusic.com/OTR.htm and many other internet sites.
Accomplishments include entries in the Grammy Awards for 10 years in a row, features in Downbeat magazine, JazzReview, O'Place Jazz, Great Music Sites.com, Kweevak "Editor's Choice" & "Readers' Survey" awards for 5 years in a row, and many other independent music industry awards and honors. Heart Consort Music is celebrating 24 years in business this year, and has twenty one CD releases. All of these releases have received national/international airplay and distribution. The group “James Kennedy & Friends” tours regularly in support of these releases both in the US and abroad.

HCM's Brand New 2010 release: "Off The Record" by James Kennedy is the 21st CD release for Heart Consort Music. "Off The Record" is something of a 'return to roots' CD for Kennedy, featuring blues, jazz, folk, rock and more. James plays 6&12 string guitars (including slide guitar) and is joined by Matt Alles on bass, Eric Madison on drum set, Catherine Kennedy on violin and special guest Steve Maurice on harmonica and concertina. http://www.heartconsortmusic.com/OTR.htm
In 1986, Kennedy and Catherine Lawson founded recording label Heart Consort Music. In the intervening years, James has released 21 albums in a variety of styles, ranging from folk/acoustic to rock/fusion, jazz and world music, and more. These twenty one releases have received international radio airplay, distribution and exposure. James has written music for various independent film and video projects, and his music has been licensed by, AEI, Bravo, Disney, The Discovery Channel, PBS, DMX, Playnetwork, and many others. He has performed at festivals all over the world including Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland; North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague in The Netherlands; and the Euro-Disney Jazzfest in Paris, France. James Kennedy is an endorsed artist by the Guild Guitar Company and the Lakewood Guitar company.
For more information about James Kennedy, please visit
his web site at http://www.heartconsortmusic.com. For more information on the GRAMMY Awards, please visit the web site at http://www.Grammy.com
“Off The Record” is entered in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category.