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BECCA GODINEZ SET TO DEBUT AT CATALINA JAZZ CLUB

BECCA GODINEZ SET TO DEBUT AT

CATALINA JAZZ CLUB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: TED BENITO (E:tedibenito@gmail.com)

 Becca Godinez (Singer/Songwriter, Actress,Producer/Director)

(Los Angeles, May 04, 2017) – Becca Godinez – actress, singer/songwriter, producer/director – makes a much anticipated return to the concert stage with “Me, Myself & Music” on Saturday, May 20 in Hollywood. The intimate show, which highlights songs that have influenced the artist through the years, serves as Becca’s one-woman debut at the legendary Catalina Jazz Club. While Becca has performed in numerous musical concerts in recent years (“Apl.de.ap Takes You to the Philippines” at the Hollywood Bowl and  “Jazzmopolitan” at the Ford Amphitheater, to name a few), the Catalina engagement marks the first time in over seven years she will take the microphone as a solo artist.

“After 2009, I performed with other artists – perhaps because it was safer that way,” muses Becca.  “I was returning to the concert stage after an absence and not having to singularly carry a show was easier.  Sharing an act allowed me the chance to stretch, to rediscover what I could do stylistically and vocally and I began to grow into the entertainer that I wanted to be. Appearing in a solo concert on that [Catalina] stage will be a feather on my cap, for sure.  I like being close to the audience – to reach out and Catalina is the perfect venue for that.”

“Me, Myself & Music” will present an eclectic mix of songs and musical genres covering everything from Brazilian jazz, to contemporary pop to acapella music. There will even be some original music that Becca will be presenting for the first time. “The audience will hear my voice – my choice of songs – the kind of music that I have loved – music that has influenced my song choices and styles.  There will be no frills – just five musicians and me.  I will be able to show all facets of my music and all the crazy sides of me.”

A portion of the concert proceeds will benefit two needy charities that Becca is personally involved with – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) (introduced to Becca by friend Ted Benito) and her own library system she developed in the Philippines that benefit children. “I have always leaned towards advocacies for children,” explains Becca. “CHLA is a true friend to children and their health care needs.  They rely on the generosity of philanthropists to support patient care and as well do research that could positively impact all children today and in the future.  In the Philippines, God opened avenues that allowed me to establish four childrens’ libraries to date.  All of these are located in financially depressed areas.  It was my dream but must confess that I did not do it alone.  It is a humble but successful effort.  I believe any child – given equal educational opportunities – can better or even surpass the successes of those who have been given an easier lot in life.”

As special guests for the evening, Becca will welcome the Philippine Chamber Singers (PCS), the chorale ensemble under the direction of Gelo Francisco. “I love them;  I love their immense talents individually and as a whole and, I love the varied song styles they tackle,” said Becca.  “I love hearing the coming together of musical chords.  I saw PCS perform at the Disney Concert Hall last year and thought…’gosh I’d like to harmonize with that talented group!’”

The veteran performer, who got her start in Manila in television and in musical theater, will also give a musical nod to those genres as part of the evening’s repertoire.  “There’s a big difference between a concert, musical theater and television.   Musical theatre is scripted; performing in a musical allows me to sing but it is as a fictitious character,” says Becca.  “It is similar with television.  I hosted several of my own TV shows in Manila, but in the end, it is also scripted in a way as to please a specifically themed hour that involves guests, dancers, interviews, etc.   A solo concert is freeing.   I get to choose songs that could be random, funny, crazy – a mash up of musical styles and it is my raw heart that is offered to the audience.”

 

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GODinUs Music presents

BECCA GODINEZ: “ME, MYSELF & MUSIC”

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Catalina Jazz Club
6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

TICKETS: $45
For tickets call: (323) 466-2210 or visit: www.catalinajazzclub.com

Two Item minimum or dinner per person
(not included with ticket price)

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:30 pm
Club Parking Available: $6

Supporting  CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
To learn more about CHLA visit www.chla.org

“Me, Myself & Music” is a sentimental journey of songs from the American songbook, contemporary rock & pop and Broadway that have touched Becca Godinez’s heart and soul through the years. Becca Godinez is an award-winning, exciting, contemporary vocalist and singer/songwriter who brings a pastiche of music – Brazilian bossa, Broadway classics, modern pop, soft rock, jazz and Christian – punctuated by her unique and innovative interpretation. As an international artist, Becca has performed in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Manila and at major venues including the Hollywood Bowl and the Ford Amphitheater.  “Me, Myself & Music” marks Becca’s Catalina Jazz Club debut. ​

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Where Grammy Winner meets The Jazz Artists

After the 1st Asian Jazz Festival with Pauline Wilson (Grammy Award Winning Artist of Seawind) Photo Credit: Andy Edralin
After the 1st Asian Jazz Festival with Pauline Wilson (Grammy Award Winning Artist of Seawind) Photo Credit: Andy Edralin

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by. Gherald Alaman of http://talentandskills.com

Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) July 17, 2015. This weeks episode features Grammy Award Winner Pauline Wilson (Seawind), Louie Reyes (Legendary Pop Icon in the Philippines), Ner De Leon (Saxophonist) Tateng & Boy Katindig (Jazz Prodigy). Tune in Sunday, July 19th at 7PM PST/10 EST to Blogtalk with MJ Racadio http://mranow.co

Born and raised in Hawaii, Pauline Wilson is an American Jazz singer. Wilson was the lead vocalist in the group Seawind from the 1970’s to the early 80’s. In addition, she won a Grammy Award for Best Recording Children in 1979 for her duet “Friends”, with George Benson. Furthermore, she has also released several other solo albums, a duo album with Bob Wilson, and has toured with several other bands in the US, the Philippines, and other Asian countries.

louie reyes
with Legendary Louie Reyes

Secondly, meet legendary pop icon, Louie Reyes. Reyes is best known as one of the new Minstrels. A Trio who performed in front of Filipino and foreign audiences. Also, Two of her famous songs was in the Metro Manila Popular Music Festival, “Nothing I want more” and “Falling in Love Again” with Eugene Villaluz.

with Ner De Leon (Saxophonist)
with Ner De Leon (Saxophonist)

Thirdly, meet Ner De Leon, a musician, an artist, and a record producer. Most notably, De Leon is a Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist. He has released three albums and collaborated with other established artists such as Sheryn Regis, Cherice Pempengco, Marco Sison, etc…More importantly, He is one of the first Filipino-American to perform in the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. Not to mention, De Leon was one of the Featured artists for Gentlemen of Jazz in the Jazzmopolitan concert.

Tateng Katindig (Jazz Prodigy)
Tateng Katindig (Jazz Prodigy)
Boy Katindig (Jazz Pianist)
Boy Katindig (Jazz Pianist)

Last but not least, meet Tateng & Boy Katindig. The sons of legendary saxophonist, Eddie Katindig.

Tateng and Boy inherited their musical chops from their father. Both are considered Jazz prodigies. Tateng is considered one of the best pianists in Las Vegas with his trio. Moreover, Boy is an established drummer for an international cruise ship. In their own rights, they all made a name for themselves, including their brother Henry.

Get to know all 5 of these talented artists on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio Sunday, July 19th at 7PM PST/10 EST http://mranow.co

Pauline Wilson

http://www.paulinewilson.net/bio.html

Louie Reyes

http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2013/09/11/1194911/louie-reyes-lives-best-both-worlds

Ner De Leon

http://www.nerdeleon.com/about/

Tateng & Boy Katindig

http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php/The_Katindigs

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All That Jazz!

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Hollywood, CA (Social Dragon PR) June 01, 2015

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Media Contact: Wendy Anderson, WOW! Productions

626-683-8243 wowproductions2@earthlink.net

Michael Paulo: Jazz Saxophonist
Michael Paulo: Jazz Saxman

ASIAN HERITAGE JAZZ FESTIVAL

www.asianheritagejazzfestival.com

Produced by Michael Paulo, Apaulo Music Productions

Founder/producer of the Temecula Wine & Music Festival for 10 years.

Pauline Wilson: Vocalist
Pauline Wilson: Vocalist
Ner De Leon: Saxophonist
Ner De Leon: Saxophonist

WHAT:   1st Annual Asian Heritage Jazz Festival Master of Ceremonies: Rob Fukuzaki, weekday sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News team in Los Angeles and host of the post-game show Sports Zone.

WHEN:   Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM 2:00 pm – Doors open; 2:30 pm-Sponsor VIP Ticket Reception hosted by Cherrystones Restaurant; 3:00 pm – Performances begin

WHERE:   Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

TICKETS:   www.tix.com – Asian Heritage Jazz Festival

$125.00 – VIP w/ Meet & Greet Luncheon; $55.00 – Gold Seats – Reserve seating with padded chairs; $40 – General Admission – theatre style (open seating)

One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonist in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for over 35 years, Michael Paulo is bringing jazz to Los Angeles with the 1st Annual Asian Heritage Jazz Festival presented by Apaulo Music Productions, featuring some of the most renown Asian Jazz Artists in America, who have made inroads on a national and global scale.

According to Paulo: ” With my lifelong passion for Jazz, I want to host an event unlike any other that focuses on the Asian Culture embracing an American Art form, Jazz. As America is a melting pot of cultures it is important in the assimilation of those cultures to embrace things that are uniquely American. It is through this that we can become a part of the mainstream culture. Also in most instances Asian Americans aren’t readily associated with Jazz. The festival aims to change that perception by featuring as many of the best Asian jazz performers here that we can assemble.  We will have the biggest line up of Asian Jazz artists ever in the US.”

Featured artists: Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa, Koto June Kuramoto, Vocalist Pauline Wilson, Saxman Michael Paulo, Keyboardist Ming Freeman, Korean Saxman Danny Jung, Piano Legend Rene Paulo, Bassist Benny Rietveld, Vocalist Kemeya Seward, Saxophonist Ner de Leon, Bassist David Inamine , Guitarist Fred Schreuders and Yu Ooka, arranger /composer Derek Nakamoto, Pianist Boy Katindig, Saxophonist Justin Klunk  and more!  Rob Fukuzaki, the weekday sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News team in Los Angeles and host of the post-game show Sports Zone will serve as the festival emcee.

This festival will showcase the achievements of these artists, as well as recognize an impressive roster of Asian American musicians, who have contributed their talents to this original American art form. Jazz has become increasingly popular in Asia with The Java Jazz festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, now the largest jazz festival in the world. It is time to highlight and promote our local artists in the United States.

Paulo continues:  “We can also generate opportunities for young up-and-coming talent to gain exposure, play and be inspired by the veteran performers who have had international success.  This is what makes us different than the many other jazz festival events in Southern California. I am committed to its success and very excited to launch this event.”

The festival provides a platform to promote and nurture younger artists who deserve wider recognition, but are unable to break into the mainstream world of major jazz festivals.

The festival will also support the launch of a music scholarship fund to provide opportunities to further insure the future of the Asian culture in embracing this iconic American art form.

The Festival will be held at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center on an outdoor main stage, it is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States.

Michael Paulo – Apaulo Music Productions

One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for over 35 years, Michael Paulo has added his distinct saxpertise to a virtual who’s who of artists, including Al Jarreau (Paulo’s longest term touring association), James Ingram, Rick Braun (No. 1 Smooth Jazz Trumpeter) , guitarist Peter White, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Jeff Lorber, David Benoit, Carl Anderson, Bobby Caldwell, Johnny Mathis, Deniece Williams, Oleta Adams, Paul Jackson Jr., Christopher Cross, Ray Parker Jr., Eric Benet, and more.

In 1983, Paulo caught his big break when Al Jarreau hired him for his touring band. The

young saxman became an integral part of the Jarreau experience while touring the world for the next decade. Paulo also gained international recognition as a result of his work on Jarreau’s

famed “Live in London” release.

Internationally, he has performed in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

With nine solo releases to his credit and numerous studio sessions Michael has been a

mainstay in the jazz world. In 2003 and 2004 Michael expanded his Horizons performing with

the Honolulu and Asian American Symphonies. Michael is currently completing a new recording

project featuring his compositions and an all star cast of top jazz artists and musicians.

As the Founding Producer for the Temecula Wine and Music Festival in California for the past ten years Michael is no stranger to the international festival scene. Paulo spent fifteen years as the musical director and host of the Dolphin Days Music Festival in Hawaii. He has also recently been active as a musical coordinator and artist in residence for The Java Jazz Festival, one of the largest international music festivals in the world.

Currently Michael produces popular Smooth Jazz Concerts in Hawaii and “Grooves at the

Westin” jazz series in Palm Springs. With over 20 concerts to date, and more scheduled this

year, Michael has been instrumental in the resurgence and popularity of jazz and instrumental music in Hawaii.

Beneficiary: The Heads up Youth Foundation

The Heads Up Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk youth in the Southern California area. The Foundation assists existing sports and youth organizations that promote positive development in children and teens through recreational, educational and mentoring programs. It was founded in 1997 by Rob Fukuzaki, the weekday sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News team in Los Angeles and host of the post-game show Sports Zone.

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Corporate, Community and Media Sponsorships are available.

Contact: Apaulo Music Productions LLC, Michael Paulo at 951-696-0184 or Saxhawaii@aol.com,

To purchase tickets: www.tix.com – Asian Heritge Jazz Festival

Media Contact: Michael Paulo and featured artists are available for appearance and interviews

Wendy Fujihara Anderson, WOW! Productions at 626-683-8243 wowproductions2@earthlink.net

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