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KELLYLEE EVANS WINS CANADIAN SMOOTH JAZZ AWARD

JAZZ NEWCOMER KELLYLEE EVANS
WINS CANADIAN SMOOTH JAZZ AWARD

Less than a year after the indie release of her debut CD, “Fight or Flight?” jazz singer and songwriter Kellylee Evans has won the 2007 Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Female Vocalist of the Year. Her fellow nominees included veteran performers Carol Welsman, Amy Sky, Molly Johnson and Liberty Silver.

The ceremony was held Friday, April 27, 2007 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, ON and featured performances by Carol Welsman, Amy Sky and Marc Jordan and Lifetime Achevement Award recipients Spyro Gyro.

This summer, Evans will partake in a Western and Central Canadian tour of the country’s major jazz and folk festivals, including 2 dates opening for trumpeter, Chris Botti. All this after being tapped to open for the legendary Tony Bennett and Maceo Parker last year.

Kellylee Evans has been earning rave reviews for her soulful music and charismatic performances since her second place win of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2004. The judges for the competition included Quincy Jones, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Al Jarreau. With the release of her debut album, “fight or flight?” in May 2006, her music has been reaching out across the world, garnering her praise, national radio play and strong sales. The CD is comprised of 11 original songs from Evans, whose songwriting chops earned her comparison to Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello and Ron Sexsmith (Brian Lush, Rockwired.com). The CD was also selected as a Barnes and Noble Discover New Artists release along with Corinne Bailey Rae and Gnarls Barkley.

Evans was also nominated for a 2007 Juno Award for Jazz Vocal Album and was a 2006 Toronto Independent Music Award nominee.

To arrange an interview with Kellylee Evans or for a review copy of “Fight or Flight?” please contact ENLIVEN Media at 613-253-2017 or via info@kellyleeevans.com.

For more information about this artist, and to hear some of her music please visit the websites below.

www.KellyleeEvans.com
www.sonicbids.com/kellyleeevans
www.myspace.com/kellyleeevans
Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards website: www.canadiansmoothjazzawards.com

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This 12-member writers’ co-op has created an email newsletter to communicate with readers who like exciting books that they may not see on the New York Times list (novel genres such as: suspense thrillers, sf/fantasy, paranormal, mysteries, westerns, and action-packed romances, although some of the member authors write in other genres too). The idea is to help readers discover new authors and be able to interact with them.

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Press Release for my Virtual Book Tour

I spent all morning posting the press release for my Virtual Book tour to all sorts of press release sites. Hopefully, some will catch the eye of interested(ing) people.

Here are some of the sites where I entered my press release for Synergy’s Virtual Book Tour:
here and here and here as HTML Version or as a PDF Version. It’s also here.

A Miraculous Cure? Or a Shortcut to Genocide?

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M. D. Benoit’s Synergy Virtual Book Tour and Book Launch

I’m currently preparing a virtual book tour and book launch for Synergy. Ten blog owners will act as hosts for me and my book. We’ll have discussions on the themes of my book, how it came about, interviews, etc. The tour will culminate with the virtual book tour where I’ll spend a couple of days chatting, having contests, answering comments on my guestbook.

Virtual Book Tour and dates:

Heidi Ruby Miller 28 March

Joshua Palmatier 29 March

Dynastic queen 2 April

Leicester Review of Books 3 April

I’m not boring you, am I? 4 April

Absinthe and Cookies 5 April

That Grrl 6 April

Sci Fi Chick 9 April

Out of the Cube 10 April

Planetalyx Information Bureau 11 April

Virtual Book Launch: 14-15 April

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