Skip's Jazz Friends is a compilation concept where Skip himself searched across Canada for today's best Jazz musicians and unknown "up and comers" to put together a CD filled with great musical styling and tones that will be sure to please the listeners. The compilation will be a mix of traditional and smooth contemporary jazz.
All entrants and the SJF Panel sat down over the last few weeks with Skip Prokop himself to determine the chosen artists for the first inaugural SJF Project. The release will be due out later in 2013 and distributed to selected retailers and online sales depots across the great cyber-divide.
Skip's official chosen artists for his brand new project, "Skip's Jazz Friends...Vol.1" are as follows:
Bill McBirnie - "I'm Walkin"
Laura Fernandez - "Mi Amor"
Jason Raso - Hot Priorities & Cold Dice"
Robin Banks - "Lover Man"
Steven Hardy - "Life Is Good"
Johanna Sillanpaa - "Find U"
Tevor Dick - "Come Thou Fount"
Paul Hoffert - "Poli's Blues"
Russ Little - "Tutu" (Marcus Miller)
Janet MacEwen - "Here For You"
Jessie Ross - "One Step At A Time"
Skip will also be making a sound appearance on the CD as well.
The team at Team Prokop and SJF are really looking forward to showcasing these wonderful artists and exposing more people to the ever evolving and undying world of Jazz. Their hope is to continue to advocate for the Jazz genre and all the wonderfully colourful music that is produced under such a vast banner of talent and ingenuity.
For more information on these artists and to learn about the project, visit online at: http://skipsjazzfriends.blogspot.com/