Jazz Guitarist Russell Malone Featured Next for "From the City to The Golden Isles"

Brunswick, GA The Jazz Journalists Association named Russell Malone Guitarist of the Year in 2011. He’s played on NPR and appeared in Robert Altman’s 1996 movie, Kansas City. He’s been a member of the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band; played on five albums with Diana Krall, including three Grammy-nominated albums, and toured the world with her; and worked with such well-known names as Ron Carter (Golden Striker Trio), Branford Marsalis, B.B. King, Roy Hargrove, Benny Green, Ray Brown, Bill Frisell, Shirley Horn, Christina Aguilera, David Sanborn, Aretha Franklin, Sonny Rollins and Natalie Cole to name just a few.

Born in Albany, Georgia, Malone began playing onstage in Atlanta during 1986 with organist Jimmy Smith. He recorded his first album with Columbia Records, Russell Malone, released in 1992. His most recent album (November 2010) is Triple Play, his fourth releaseon the MaxJazz label.

Malone will appear on stage in the Terrill Thomas Auditorium of the Southeast Georgia Conference Center on Thursday evening, February 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Appearing with Malone as his accompanist Thursday night, bassist Daryl Johns is considered a jazz prodigy at 16. He is a member of the 2012 Thelonious Monk National High School All-Star Jazz Sextet and was featured as WBGO 88.3FM Jazz Star of Tomorrow at the 2011 Champions of Jazz benefit at Lincoln Center. In 2010, he was one of 30 high school students from across the U.S. selected by the Grammy Foundation to participate in the prestigious Grammy Jazz Ensemble program. Johns’ composition, Toys for Roy, was winner of the 2010 Downbeat Magazine student music award for best original song. Johns will be appearing as a member of the Larry Coryell Trio at the Blue Note in New York City later this March.

Tickets for the concert, which benefits the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation, are $25/person and include a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are available through www.ccga.edu or by calling 912.279.4535.

“From the City to the Golden Isles” is made possible by the Julie and Eric Epstein Foundation.

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Release Date: 2/1/2013
Source: College of Coastal Georgia

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