The thirty-year old Howes has been garnering attention for his electric violin work as a leader of his own projects as well as a sideman for prominent jazz musicians such as D.D. Jackson, Greg Osby, Les Paul, Steve Turre, Frank Vignola, and others. Howes was named in the prestigious Downbeat Critics Poll in 2001 and 2002 as a violinist deserving wider recognition. Says Neil Tesser of the Chicago Reader, “Not since Jean-Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz-tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority”.
Usually known for shocking audiences with his physically aggressive style of playing and his heavy use of rock guitar effects on his electric violin, Howes is bent on proving that he is a brilliant, innovative violinist in an acoustic setting as well. ³The sonic textures and instrumentation on this album are usually associated with classical rather than jazz music², says Howes. ³Audiences like music with this sort of classic instrumentation, but they don¹t always want the stiff formality that comes with it at the symphony hall.²
Audio clips from ³Jazz On Sale² are available on the label¹s website at www.khaeonworldmusic.com. See also www.christianhowes.com for further info on the artist.
Other Christian Howes Tour and Radio Dates :
Feb 10 12 p.m. Workshop for high school music students- Fort Hayes School for the Arts, Columbus, OH.
Feb 12 – 12 p.m.- Live Radio Appearance KUMD, Duluth, Minnesota
8 p.m.Performance Northland College, Ashland Wisconsin
Feb 13 7:30 p.m. Stage North, Washburn, Wis.
Feb 14 9 p.m. Brilliant Corners Jazz Club, St. Paul, Minnesota
Feb 15 9 p.m. Brilliant Corners Jazz Club, St. Paul, Minnesota (www.brilliantcornersjazz.com)
Feb 16 all day workshop for high school music students Des Moines, Iowa
Feb 17 all day workshop for high school music students Des Moines, Iowa
7 p.m. performance, City Theatre, Des Moines, Iowa
Feb 20 9 p.m. Dows On 9th 121 9th St., Pittsburgh, PA (412-281-9408)
Feb 21 10 p.m. Barrister Hall, Columbus. Oh
Feb 23 9 p.m. Cornelia St Café, New York, NY (West Village)
Khaeon Label Contact : Jochen Becker
Tel : 914 762 3084