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November 2006

1. RESCHEDULEDBridging the Nations

2. BILL MILLER

3. HOLIDAY SHOPPING

4. SCHEDULE

"Jackie Tice will be a catalyst in the evolution of folk music."

Allentown Chronicle

"Hers is a voice that needs to be heard."

  Grammy Award winner, Bill Miller

1. BRIDGING THE NATIONS RESCHEDULED
Due to some scheduling difficulties, the Bridging The Nations event has been rescheduled for the Spring of 2007. We apologize for this unfortunate late notice. More details to be released as soon as possible at AllNationsPeace.com.

2. JACKIE OPENING AT GODFREYS FOR BILL MILLER—
NOVEMBER 4, 2006, 4PM AND 8PM

Jackie will open two shows for Grammy winner, Bill Miller, who is the producer of Jackie's Record, "Second Skin," at Godfrey Daniels Listening Club, in Bethlehem PA. This is a great place to meet the artist and experience a show like it’s in your living room!  Two shows: 4pm and 7pm.

3. HOLIDAYS—ALREADY?
Although we hate to push the timeline, the holiday shopping season is right around the corner. All CD’s at JackieTice.com are now $10.95 each throughout the rest of the year. That's three for the price of two! January 2, 2007, the price will return to 14.99. Reviews of Jackie’s records are available at the QUOTES AND REVIEWS section of the website.

4. SCHEDULE

    Mon, Oct 30, 2006
WDIY 88.1 FM, Bethlehem / Allentown PA 3:00pm

 
 

Jackie appears LIVE on "The Blend" with Carlos Benjamin
 

 
    Sat, Nov 4, 2006
Godfrey Daniels
7 East 4th Street
Bethlehem, PA
4:00pm / 8:00pm
 
$20

Jackie and Billy Hall opening for BILL MILLER
TWO SHOWS: 4PM AND 8PM godfreydaniels.org

 

 
    Thu, Nov 09, 2006
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
7:00 PM
 
 

Unplugged concert for the Global Citizens of Lehigh
 

 
    Sun, Dec 10, 2006
Civic Theatre
Allentown PA
7:00 PM
 
 

Jackie and Sage
Lehigh Valley Christmas Concert at the Civic Theatre Allentown PA www.civictheatre.org

 

 
    Sun, Dec 31, 2006
First Night
Raleigh, NC
7:30 PM
 
 

Jackie Tice and Billy Hall
First Night

 

 
 

September / October 2006

1. JACKIE WINS 2006 ISMA

2. BRIDGING THE NATIONS

3. BILL MILLER BACK IN TOWN - November 4

4. GRATITUDE

1. JACKIE WINS INDIAN SUMMER MUSIC AWARD
Jackie won a 2006 Indian Summer Music Award with her song, Second Skin. Nominated in both the Pop and Folk categories, she brought home the award and a new Native American flute, exclusively made for the award recipients by Tommy Lee (TommyLeeFlutes.com). Other recipients of these Native American music awards included flutist, R. Carlos Nakai and Native rockers, Eagle & Hawk! Congratulations to all the Nominees and Winners.

2. BRIDGING THE NATIONS
An inter-cultural, inter-generational event organized by Arts Lehigh and All Nations Peace, with help from PBS-39, this is a fusion of the visions of Jackie and Monica Willard, URI NGO Delegate to the United Nations. Amplifying the diversity that exists in the Lehigh Valley, we are staging an event to honor and bring into focus the differences that exist there as a microcosm of the world. The purpose is to illustrate the intention and realization of respect and compassion toward cultural differences through music and the universal invocation, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” There is also an educational outreach project being directed to six local schools to impact and influence the younger generation toward this cooperative end. Jackie, co-director of the event, will debut her All Nations Peace Band. Other musical acts include West African drummers, Native American singers/dancers, Chinese dancers, Gamelan orchestra performance, plus more, as well as the actual World Peace Flag Ceremony, which includes the 192 Member Nation flags of the UN. This is a free event, open to the public. Educational, community-building, a true demonstration of the popular axiom, “Think Globally, Act Locally!” The event has been postponed.  The new date and location will be announced soon for the Spring of 2007.  Information about this event can be found at http://allnationspeace.com or by writing info@allnationspeace.com.

3. JACKIE OPENING AT GODFREYS FOR BILL MILLERNovember 4
Jackie will open two shows for Grammy winner, Bill Miller, producer of Second Skin, at Godfrey Daniels Listening Club, in Bethlehem PA. This is a great place to meet the artist and experience a show like it’s in your living room! Two shows: 4pm and 7pm.

4. GRATITUDE
Jackie would like to send great thanks to Robin Carneen (NAMAPAHH), radio programmer, for her welcoming and personal radio interview last month. Check out Robin’s show at http:// ksvr.org/ . Also, great thanks to Albert Cata in Sante Fe, (ksfr.org) for a great interview and support. To Milwaukee’s Indian Summer Festival for a fantastic festival and for the award! To Sandi Morningsky and the Wolf’s_Lodge for their support and dedication to spiritual stability and the traditions of First Nations People. To Monica Willard and Deborah Moldow at the UN for their tireless pursuit of Peace on our Mother Earth. Great thanks to Dr. David McConnell for purposefully and effectively directing the Touring Choir from LVPA in their successful rendering of Trail of Tears and to Ellen Walter, for working with commitment and great talent to transform Trail of Tears into an a capella choral arrangement.

All peace…………

Jackie Tice

 

September 2006

1. RADIO:LIVE ON
KSVR-FM NAMAPAHH FIRST PEOPLE’S RADIO AND
KSFR-FM SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO PUBLIC RADIO

2. CD CONTEST – NOW’S THE TIME!

3. MUSIC AWARDS AND PERFORMANCE IN MILWAUKEE

4. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

5. BRIDGING THE NATIONS

6. UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

1. STREAMING LIVE RADIO WEBCAST KSVR.org -- SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 & KSFR SANTE FE --SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Jackie will be the live call-in guest on KSVR radio out of Mt. Vernon, WA. You can listen to the interview live at http:// KSVR.org and click “Live Web Broadcast.” Hosted by Robin Carneen, the NAMAPAHH First People’s Radio broadcast will last from 4-5:00pm PST. So adjust to your time zone to listen to the interview.

Also, on September 2, 5:45 MST, Jackie will be appearing as a call-in guest on KSFR-FM in Santa Fe, NM on the Native American Radio Live Program, a 13-years old program, hosted by Albert Cata. Go to KSFR.org and click “Listen Live” to hear the streaming webcast.

2. CD CONTESTA FEW DAYS LEFT ! Thanks to those who have purchased CD’s during this month. Cdbaby.com, one of the best sites for independent music promotion and commerce, is still holding its month-long contest to include the top 10 best-selling albums at their site on their new compilation to be distributed with every order in November and December 2006! PLEASE if you haven’t ordered Second Skin, Blue Coyote or Let in the Joy for yourself or as gifts, do so now. It will help secure Jackie’s inclusion on this promotional compilation CD. And you’ll be happy you did! And we’ll be so grateful! http://JackieTice.com

3. INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVALMILWAUKEE
For all Midwesterners, Jackie will be appearing at ONEIDA STAGE on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th @ 4 PM at the Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, WI. http://indiansummer.org

4. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
On WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, Jackie will perform at the International Day of Peace at the United Nations in NYC. Several events will be happening throughout the day to encourage nonviolence and peaceful solutions between and within all our relations. Jackie's song, Trail of Tears, an honoring song for those who have lost their lives to ethnic, political and religious intolerance, will be featured and sung by a 40-voice a capella choir from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts under the direction of Dr. David McConnell. To learn more about IDP, visit http://internationaldayofpeace.org

5. BRIDGING THE NATIONS:
World Peace Flag Ceremony and Concert for Peace

An inter-cultural, inter-generational event organized by Arts Lehigh and All Nations Peace, with help from PBS-39, this is a fusion of the visions of Jackie and Monica Willard, URI NGO Delegate to the United Nations. Amplifying the diversity that exists in the Lehigh Valley, we are staging an event to honor and bring into focus the differences that exist there as a microcosm of the world. The purpose is to illustrate intention and realization of respect and compassion toward cultural differences through music and the universal invocation, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” There is also an educational outreach project being directed to six local schools to impact and influence the younger generation toward this cooperative end. Jackie, co-director of the event, will debut her All Nations Peace Band. Other musical acts include West African drummers, Native American singers/dancers, Chinese dancers, Gamelan orchestra performance, plus more, as well as the actual World Peace Flag Ceremony, which includes the 192 Member Nation flags of the UN. This is a free event, open to the public. Educational, community-building, a true demonstration of the popular axiom, “Think Globally, Act Locally!” Please join us on November 9 from 7-9pm at Zoellner Arts Center, Bethehem PA.

6. UPCOMING PERFORMANCES  —

    Sept  8, 9, 10, 2006

Performance
Sun, Sept 10
4:00 PM,
Oneida Stage
 
 

Indian Summer
Music Festival

 
    Wed, Sept 21, 2006
 

United Nations’ International Day of Peace

 
    Thu, Sept 28, 2006
 
 

Performing Arts Exchange Showcase
Baltimore, MD

 
    Sat, Nov 4, 2006
 

Godfrey Daniels Listening Club, Bethlehem PA

Opening 2 shows for Grammy winner and
producer of Second Skin, Bill Miller

    Thu, Nov 9, 2006
 

Bridging the Nations:
World Peace Flag Ceremony and
Concert for Peace
Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA

    December, 2006
 

North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee

 
 

August - September 2006

1. INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL-MILWAUKEE

2. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE - UNITED NATIONS, NYC

3. FULL HOUSE AT STEEL CITY

4. UPCOMING PERFORMANCES


Jackie and her band at Steel City Coffeehouse

1. INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL - MILWAUKEE
Jackie will be appearing at ONEIDA STAGE on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th @ 4 PM at the Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee. She has been nominated in two categories – pop and folk – in the Indian Summer Music Awards featured at the Festival held on September 8 – 10, at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, WI. A blending of traditional and contemporary, the awards honor the best in American Indian music by both established and emerging artists.
http://indiansummer.org

2. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
On WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, Jackie will perform at the International Day of Peace at the United Nations in NYC. Several events will be happening throughout the day to encourage nonviolence and peaceful solutions between and within all our relations. Jackie's song, Trail of Tears, an honoring song for those who have lost their lives to ethnic, political and religious intolerance, will be featured and sung by a 40-piece a capella choir from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts under the direction of Dr. David McConnell. To learn more about IDP, visit http://internationaldayofpeace.org

3. THANKS TO STEEL CITY COFFEEHOUSE
Thanks to all of you who helped pack the house at the Steel City Coffeehouse last month! Photographs are posted on the Gallery page of the website. We are looking forward to another date there this winter. And thanks to Joey Mutis of Electric Farm for opening the show with his fantastic performance!

4. UPCOMING PERFORMANCES  —

    Sept  8, 9, 10, 2006

Performance
Sun, Sept 10
4:00 PM,
Oneida Stage
 
 

Indian Summer
Music Festival

 
    Wed, Sept 21, 2006
 

United Nations’ International Day of Peace

 
    Thu, Sept 28, 2006
 
 

Performing Arts Exchange Showcase
Baltimore, MD

 
    Thu, Nov 9, 2006
 

Bridging the Nations:
World Peace Flag Ceremony and
Concert for Peace
Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA

 
 

July 2006

1. INDIAN SUMMER MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS

2. STEEL CITY COFFEEHOUSE

3. A MIDWEST THANKS

4. PERCUSSION SUPREME

5. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

6. SCHEDULE

1. INDIAN SUMMER MUSIC AWARDS
Jackie has been nominated in two categories – pop and folk – in the Indian Summer Music Awards, based in Wisconsin. This Third annual Awards ceremony culminates at the Indian Summer Music Festival on September 8 – 10, at Henry Maier Park in Milwaukee WI. A blending of traditional and contemporary, the awards honor the best in American Indian music by both established and emerging artists.
http://indiansummer.org

2. STEEL CITY COFFEEHOUSE
Jackie will bring a trio to Steel City Coffeehouse – Phoenixville PA – on Friday, July 22 for a full evening. The first time she played there a few years ago, she packed the place and we’re looking forward to a similar turnout! Opening the show will be the resurrected Electric Farm, a trio supporting the awesome songwriting of Joey Mutis III. Don’t miss this powerhouse night of musical and lyrical prowess!
http://steelcitycoffeehouse.com

3. MIDWEST THANKS
From the WORT- phone interview with John Fabke to the charming Thrasher Opera House and Madison’s Folk Society to a personal stop in Milwaukee, playing for a group of elders, Jackie wishes to thanks all those who made her Midwest tour stops a complete pleasure and positive experience. Beautiful weather accompanied each and the Heidel House is definitely THE place to stay in Green Lake Wisconsin.

In the spirit of “best” and “worst” places to eat in WI, both were experienced in one day within 30 miles of each other. TWO-CHEZ in Green Lake (across from the Opera House) is an exquisite dining experience—aesthetically and culinarily. Paul (the chef) is a gem!

Unfortunately, the Holmes Family Restaurant, which sounds home-y, served a three-egg omelet with broccoli and cheese that looked like a pancake wrapped like a burrito with frozen broccoli and reservation commodity ration velveeta! Definitely Inedible. Diversity abounds!

4. PERCUSSION SUPREME
Our thanks to Rich Stein from Brooklyn for his excellent job playing with Jackie at the Earlville Opera House. Our great thanks to Earlville for such a wonderful evening! We hope to include Rich on some other gigs and share his unique and transcendent sounds and rhythms.

5. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
On Wednesday, September 21, Jackie will perform at the International Day of Peace at the United Nations in NYC. More on this in upcoming newsletters

See you at a show soon!

all peace...
jackie tice

6. Upcoming Performances

    Sat Jul 22, 2006
8:00pm
$10

Jackie Tice
Steel City Coffeehouse, Phoenixville, PA
Jackie Tice Trio w/ Billy Hall and Gary Rissmiller on percussion

 
    September 8, 9, 10, 2006
 
 

Indian Summer Music Festival

 
    September 21, 2006
 

United Nations’ International Day of peace

 
    Fri September 29, 2006
 
 

Performing Arts Exchange showcase, Baltimore MD

 
 

May / June 2006

1. MINE STREET - MAY 20

2. EARLVILLE OPERA HOUSE UPDATE

3. MITAKUYE OYASIN

4. MIDWEST RUN

5. GREAT THANKS

6. SCHEDULE

1. MINE STREET
Come out this Saturday to one of the longest-running acoustic venues in the country! Mine Street Coffeehouse is held in the First Reformed Church, in New Brunswick NJ. This is Jackie's first appearance there in a few years and she is looking forward to performing with Billy Hall and debuting in concert her new Native American flute. Made by Odell Borg (Ojibway) from Wisconsin, it's mellow voice is both enchanting and inspiring. For some fantastic Native flute playing, please check out the music of Bill Miller, Joseph Fire Crow, Mary Youngblood, and Mark Thunderwolf.

2. EARLVILLE UPDATE
The Earlville Opera House is one of the premier concert venus in the heart of NY State. Jackie will appear with Billy Hall on bass and vocals and, in a last-minute change to the line-up, we are pleased to welcome the world percussion sounds of Rich Stein from NYC. Rich is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, a former student of Second Skin percussionist Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon, Dave Liebman, Paul Winter Consort) and has travelled to Africa and India studying with various world percussion masters, in addition to a tour and recording dates with Lauryn Hill.

3. MITAKUYE OYASIN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Due to a flood of requests from various educational and family-centered programs, Jackie is opening up her performance calendar to include more Education Through Music programs. See the website for more details. Click on Press Materials and follow the link to Mitakuye Oyasin.

4. MIDWEST
Once again, Jackie is preparing for her annual trip to Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. During the last two weeks in June, she'll be out of touch with everyday worries and in touch with the sounds of the Earth, the movement of Clouds, the song of the Wind, and the voices that give direction and purpose to a good life.

With renewed energy and inspiration, she'll travel back east, stopping in Wisconsin for two concert dates. On June 30, Jackie is honored to be invited to perform solo at The Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake WI, a 200-seat restored historic theatre, hosting concerts that reach across musical and cultural boundaries - from Janis Ian to native Ugandan and founder of Musicians for World Harmony, Samite, to 2003 International Piano competition winner, Kontaro Fukuma. . On July 1, she'll perform an afternoon show in Madison at Concrete Park, as part of the "Folk on State" event for the Madison Folk Music Society (madfolk.org). Midwesterners in the vicinity can request her on WORT and Wisconsin Public Radio's Simply Folk program.

5. GREAT THANKS
Thanks to Monica Willard for including Jackie in the World Peace Flag Ceremony at the United Nations last month. Photos are posted on Gallery page of the website. The UN Teacher's Conference on Human Rights resulted in a resolution which outlines a comprehensive peace education curriculum for integration in public schools. In another note of thanks, Gertrude Shaffer has invited Jackie to perform this month at the South Seneca Middle School's Water Symposium north of Ithaca NY. The hands-on symposium includes art installations and workshops promoting the UN Millenium goal of sustainable development and access of fresh water to all people by 2015. South Seneca students are working towards the specific contribution of providing financial help in the acquisition of a water pump to enhance access of water for the residents of a village in southern Sudan. Kudos to Gertrude Shaffer and her staff for providing this wonderful lesson in "Life beyond the iPOD" for these impressionable students!

Thanks you for your support of live music and art!
See you at a show soon!

all peace...
jackie tice

6. Upcoming Performances

    Fri May 19, 2006
2:00pm
 

Jackie Tice
South Seneca Middle School, Ovid, NY
FRESH WATER SYMPOSIUM

 
    Sat May. 20, 2006
8:00pm
$10

Jackie Tice
Mine Street Coffeehouse, New Brunswick, NJ
w/Billy Hall, corner of Beyers and Neilson St.
Phone: (908) 421-6944

 
    Wed May 31, 2006
2:00pm
 

Jackie Tice
Cultural Day at Liberty Bell School, Coopersburg, PA

 
    Fri Jun 09, 2006
7:30pm
$15

Jackie Tice
Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY
Jackie Tice Ensemble

 
    Sun Jun 11, 2006
1:00pm
 

Jackie Tice
Wea Tribe Annual Gathering, Vigo County, IN

 
    Fri Jun 30, 2006
7:30pm
$12

Jackie Tice
Thrasher's Opera House, Green Lake, WI
Phone: (920)294-4279

 
    Sat Jul 01, 2006
1:00pm
 

Jackie Tice
Concrete Park, Madison, WI
FOLK ON STATE

 
    Sat Jul 22, 2006
8:00pm
 

Jackie Tice
Steel City Coffeehouse, Phoenixville, PA
Jackie Tice Trio w/ Billy Hall and Kev Soffera on percussion

 

all peace... jackie tice


April / May 2006

1. DIVERSITY FAIR 

2. WORLD PEACE FLAG CEREMONY AT UNITED NATIONS

3. EARLVILLE OPERA HOUSE PERFORMANCE

4. REVIEW

5. UPCOMING PERFORMANCES - PA, NY, NJ, IN, ND, WI, IL

1. Diversity Fair
Many thanks to the faculty, staff and students at the Northeast Middle School in Bethlehem PA. Their Diversity Fair was a wonderful display and homage to intercultural cooperation. With the help of percussionist Kevin Soffera, Jackie presented her workshop performance on Native American traditions - Mitakuye Oyasin: We Are All Related - to over 850 students.!

2. United Nations Appearance To be webcast in five countries
Jackie is honored to perform her songs, once again, at the World Peace Flag Ceremony with UN NGO representative from the United Religions Initiative, Monica Willard. This time, the ceremony will be conducted at the United Nations in NYC, held in conjunction with the United Nations Teacher's Conference on Human Rights. (UNTCHR) Promoting the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010), this two day conference on Teaching for Peace and Human Rights will be held April 27 and 28 to provide a forum and dialogue for educators to discuss and recommend a plan to implement peace and human rights education in schools.

3. Earlville Opera House
The Earlville Opera House Multi-Arts Center houses a beautiful historic theater, two art galleries, an arts cafe, and an artisan gift shop. A Historic Landmark theater, it is a marvelous example of turn-of-the-century architecture. Its charming stenciling, ornate pressed tin ceiling, and beautiful proscenium stage make the 1892 theater a living testament to the history of this area of New York State. Please join Jackie with Billy Hall on bass and vocals and percussionist/harmonicist Styve Homnick, for a richly textured performance at this premier concert hall in the heart of New York State!.

4. Review
If you haven't read it yet, a fine review of Second Skin has been written by David Kleiner for Minor 7th - an online resource for the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music. Kleiner writes:

"Second Skin" crosses musical boundaries from folk, rock, jazz, through Native American traditions to explore the way borders "define and cage what we do." Though many opposites inhabit this record, they coexist beautifully. Ms. Tice herself embodies contradiction, at once a seeker, a warrior, and a homebody; an original who sounds at times like one iconic singer or another; an old soul and a child full of wonder..."

For the full review, click here. We are very happy with this and thank David Kleiner for his upbeat, perceptive review!

5. Upcoming Performances

  Friday, Apr. 28, 3PM
UNITED NATIONS, NYC


 

UN Teacher's Conference on Human Rights

  Saturday, May. 20, 8PM
MINE STREET COFFEE HOUSE

New Brunswick, NJ
First Reform Church
Corner of Beyers and Nielson St.
(908) 421-6944
$10 ticket
 

Join Jackie and Billy Hall (bass and vocals) at the Mine Street Coffeehouse for the first time this century! The Mine Street Coffeehouse is one of the longest-running acoustic-only venues in the country. Two sets ---- with some songs written by both Jackie and Billy, soulful harmonies and Jackie's Native flute debut. 
www.firstreformedchurch.net

  Friday, Jun. 9, 8PM
EARLVILLE OPERA HOUSE

Earlville, NY

(315) 691-3550
$10-$17 ticket reservations required
 

Earlville NY - Jackie Tice Trio in Concert -  www.earlvilleoperahouse.com

 

  Sunday, Jun. 11
WEA TRIBAL GATHERING
 

Annual family tribal gathering of the Wea Nation, Vigo County, Indiana.  Jackie performs a solo concert family style.

Monday, Jun. 12
NORTH DAKOTA

 

 

Friday, Jun. 30, 8PM
THRASHER OPERA HOUSE

Green Lake, WI
(920) 294-4279
 

For all you Midwest friends and fans come see Jackie's Wisconsin debut solo performance at this lovely 200 seat restored theater, the Thrasher Opera House.

     
Saturday, July 1, 3PM
MADISON, WI

 

Madison Folk Music Society sponsors a musical street fair in the heart of downtown Madison.  

all peace... jackie tice


March 2006

1. REVIEW OF SECOND SKIN 

2. WORLD PEACE FLAG CEREMONY

3. UNITED NATIONS

4. MUSIKFEST WANTS YOUR INPUT

5. UPCOMING PERFORMANCES - PA, NY, NJ

1. REVIEW
A fine review of Second Skin has been written by David Kleiner for Minor 7th - an online resource for the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music. Kleiner writes:

"Second Skin" crosses musical boundaries from folk, rock, jazz, through Native American traditions to explore the way borders "define and cage what we do." Though many opposites inhabit this record, they coexist beautifully. Ms. Tice herself embodies contradiction, at once a seeker, a warrior, and a homebody; an original who sounds at times like one iconic singer or another; an old soul and a child full of wonder..."

For the full review, click here. We are very happy with this and thank David Kleiner for his upbeat, perceptive review!

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March/April, 2006


 

2. Peace Flags
Flags were waving everywhere - 191 of them, to be exact. From countries all over the globe - some too foreign to even pronounce! The First World Peace Flag Ceremony, sponsored by ArtsQuest at the Binney and Smith Gallery at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem PA was a magical, inspiring event. Led by United Religions Initiative NGO Representative to the United Nations, Monica Willard, the feeling of Mitakuye Oyasin (We Are All Related) was present. We are all responsible to hold fast and strong to the purpose and practice of peace in our own lives, giving breath to its song, sharing it, until each one knows it by heart. Jackie's songs, Trail of Tears and One Seed, were hailed as "compelling and essential" in the ceremony. So much so, that Jackie has been invited by Monica Willard to accompany her to the United Nations in NYC in April for another ceremony.

3. United Nations
Jackie will be performing at the UN for the United Nations Teacher's Conference on Human Rights. (UNTCHR) In conjunction with UNESCO’s promotion of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010), a two day conference on Teaching for Peace and Human Rights will be held April 27 and 28 to provide a forum and dialogue for educators to discuss and recommend a plan to implement peace and human rights education in schools to really make a difference. Jackie will perform at the World Peace Flag Ceremony held on April 28 to bring the conference to a close.

4. Musikfest Wants Your Input
Musikfest, the 10-day music festival du force in Bethlehem PA wants your input on bands to include in this highly sought-after performance venue. Although Jackie has played there previously, we would like everyone to link onto http://fest.org/ArtsQuest/E-Quest/entreeform.asp and fill in JACKIE TICE ENSEMBLE under the Band Suggestion listing. We really appreciate your support and action on this!

5. Upcoming Performances

  Monday, Mar. 20, 7PM
LITTLE POND


 

A Ba'hai New Year celebration    www.littlepond.org

  Friday, Apr. 7
NORTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Diversity Fair w/Kevin Soffera (percussion)

  Friday, Apr. 28, 3PM
UNITED NATIONS, NYC


 

UN Teacher's Conference on Human Rights

  Saturday, May. 20, 8PM
MINE STREET COFFEE HOUSE

New Brunswick, NJ
First Reform Church
Corner of Beyers and Nielson St.
(908) 421-6944
 

New Brunswick NJ  w/Billy Hall (bass and vocals)

  Friday, Jun. 9, 8PM
EARLVILLE OPERA HOUSE

Earlville, NY

 

Earlville NY - Jackie Tice Ensemble in Concert -  www.earlvilleoperahouse.com

 

  Sunday, Jun. 11
WEA TRIBAL GATHERING
 

Indiana

Mon, Jun. 12
NORTH DAKOTA

 

 

all peace... jackie tice


Late February 2006

1. NEW REVIEW - Minor7th - David Kliener 

2. ARTICLE - Morning Call - Geoff Gehman

1. NEW REVIEW
Jackie Tice, "Second Skin", SajaMaka Music , 2005

"Second Skin" crosses musical boundaries from folk, rock, jazz, through Native American traditions to explore the way borders "define and cage what we do." Though many opposites inhabit this record, they coexist beautifully. Ms. Tice herself embodies contradiction, at once a seeker, a warrior, and a homebody; an original who sounds at times like one iconic singer or another; an old soul and a child full of wonder; an angry rocker ("Trail of Tears" and "Medusa Jane") and a sweet-voiced poet; a hopeless romantic and a realist ("I will tell you that I love you / I will tell you how it feels / Should you turn away in laughter / I will wish you well and heal"). "Second Skin" begins and ends with prayer-like songs. The title track opens, a hooky invocation.

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Reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music

March/April, 2006


 

As the long notes of Tony Dominc's fretless bass build tension, it moves through a series of entreaties tumbling out in a breathless rush ("Give me boundaries / Give me brains / To know the obstacles that live / Outside these walls I've made"). All this lead to a driving and hard to shake chorus, tinged with the delicate harmonies of longtime collaborator Billy Hall. There's some great wordsmithing here too ("I am just a guest / in this world of magic / This coat of flesh"). "The Window," portrays the hopeful fragility of a speaker who, though she has "No doors to free me," will find an opening so "A light will shine through." Producer Bill Miller, the Grammy-winning songwriter, contrasts her static situation with an arrangement that builds relentlessly. "Borders," alluringly explores the album's theme ("From fencerow and milestones / The markers are clean / Birthdays and comfort zones / There's no in-between") with more than a dash of Joni Mitchell-like phrasing. "In These Bones" finds resilience, strength, and motion in a museum display of a fallen bison. "Thunder Moon" is the lovely prayer that brings "Second Skin" to a close as Joshua Yudkin's graceful piano interplays with Tice's six string and Pete Cummings' high strung guitar. When Miller enters on native flute, all borders disappear, leaving us "sound and safe" amid the longing, faith, and splendor we find once we don our second skin. © David Kleiner

2. ARTICLE - Morning Call - Geoff Gehman
Get Into The Act: Jackie Tice
In 1995 Jackie Tice saw herself in a battered raven soaring over South Mountain. ''I was going through a divorce at the time and I felt like that bird,'' says the Center Valley guitarist, singer, songwriter and single mother of two musical teens. ''I was tattered and torn, but I was still flying.'' Tice turned her epiphany into the song ''Blackbird.'' Poignant and uplifting, it helped her win the emerging-songwriters award at the 1996 Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival.

It's the most downloaded of her compositions on the Internet. Indeed, its popularity convinced her to bring it out of hibernation for her concert Sunday at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem. For three decades Tice has been lobbying for a closer connection between body and spirit, the Anglo and Native American worlds (she has Blackfeet, Cherokee and Crow blood), even music and art (the songs on her 2003 recording ''In These Bones'' were inspired by her paintings).

This union is particularly strong on her fourth CD, ''Second Skin,'' produced by Bill Miller, winner of the 2005 Grammy for Native American album. Recruited by Tice during a Bucks County concert, Miller created resonant settings for her elastic voice and imagistic words. In the wounding ''Trail of Tears,'' she calls for mercy while calling out the names of Dachau, Wounded Knee and other places of mass murder.

This weekend Tice will feed her ''latent jazz singer'' soul by performing with drummer Gary Rissmiller, a Valley jazz stalwart, and bassist Charles Fambrough. She'll honor her jazz-singing mother; her jazz-singing (and painting) hero, Joni Mitchell, and her jazzy belief that ''the plan is greater than we can see.'' -  Geoff Gehman

     

Stay well and in peace... jackie tice


February 2006

1. CLAUS

2. PEACE AND MUSIC

3. DONATIONS

4. PERFORMANCE DETAILS

1. CLAUS
We are saddened to report the passing of our good friend and extraordinary photographer, Claus Mroczynski. Claus’s perceptive and insightful photos grace the Second Skin CD, JackieTice.com, years of innumerable professional modeling and corporate portrait portfolios, and his upcoming book, which will be released posthumously, entitled "Sacred Spaces of the Southwest."

An extraordinarily-gifted “seer” of lines and shadows, light and forms, Claus had a successful career as a commercial photographer, but his passion lay with the Native landscapes of the West and particularly, the Southwest. We miss him like the rain misses the rainbow, like a song misses the singer.

His “Sacred Sites” photographs will be on display in Albuquerque and Colorado in the foreseeable future. Details of these will be posted at the website soon.

Do the work that you have been sent here to do. Claus was an inspiration and followed his dreams – may we all live well knowing we are following ours.

2. PEACE AND MUSIC
Jackie will be performing at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem PA for the World Peace Flag Ceremony celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations. In a ceremony led by Monica Willard, the URI (United Religions Initiative) NGO Representative to the UN, Jackie will perform a new arrangement of her peace song, One Seed. This song was originally written to dedicate the Peace Garden next to the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown PA in 1990. The song also became the centerpiece of an original children’s play, which ended with an audience of over 500 members singing along. This new incarnation of One Seed is exciting and relevant.

As part of the Winterlude Series, the Jackie Tice Ensemble (Billy Hall, vocals; Kevin Soffera, percussion; Craig Kastelnik, piano/keyboards; and special guest, jazz bassist, Charles Fambrough) will appear In Concert for Peace the following day at the Binney & Smith Gallery of the Banana Factory. (see details below)

3. DONATIONS
If you’d like to show your appreciation for Claus’s great talent and quest to document prehistoric sites and indigenous homelands spiritually alive with beauty and inspiration, please make a donation in his name – Claus Mroczynski - to the Mesa Verde National Park, Attn: Linda Lanier, PO Box 8, Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330 OR The American Indian Relief Fund, Box 6200, Rapid City, SD 57709.

4. PERFORMANCE DETAILS

  Saturday,
FEB 18, 2-4 PM
Banana Factory Arts Center

25 W. 3rd St.
Bethlehem PA
610-332-1300
www.fest.org
free to the public


 

A two-hour peace flag ceremony led by Monica Willard, with other NGO affiliates, focusing on peace and understanding between religions and nations.

  Sunday,
FEB 19, 2:30-4:00 PM
Binney and Smith Art Gallery

Banana Factory
Bethlehem, PA
610-332-1300
Winterlude
free to the public

The Jackie Tice Ensemble, IN CONCERT FOR PEACE, gratefully welcomes guest bassist, Charles Fambrough. Charles holds many high-profile credits in the jazz world, including his work with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, McCoy Tyner and Grover Washington Jr. His own compositions and recordings can be heard on CTI Records.!


Stay well and in peace... jackie tice


 

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