jbin - The Jeff Buckley International Newsletter
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Vol. 13:08 02/25/11
INSPIRED BY JEFF BUCKLEY
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'Rolling Stone' Readers Pick the "Top 10 Albums of the Nineties". The list, including U2, Radiohead, The Smashing Pumpkins and more, features Jeff Buckley's "Grace" at number 8. "Jeff Buckley's "Grace", containing possibly the definitive rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," the disc showcases one of the most stunning singing voices of the past few decades. It was re-released in 2004 with a slew of bonus tracks, including a surprisingly faithful cover of the MC5's "Kick Out The Jams."
Watch Videos From Each Album: Rolling Stone
MARCH 18, 2011
To Benefit Road Recovery
Knitting Factory Williamsburg
Gary Lucas took some time out of his busy touring schedule to speak with JBIN and tell us how the upcoming Jeff Buckley Tribute Event at The Knitting Factory came about, Gary's involvement as Curator, a bit about the wonderful organization to whom proceeds from the evening will benefit (Road Recovery) and some of what to expect at this upcoming New York Event:
"I was totally
honored when asked to put this NYC Tribute together by both the
Knitting Factory and Jeff Buckley Music. It's a wonderful thing
to be able to salute my late friend and collaborator in curating a
night like this.
ROAD RECOVERY is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, resources and knowledge. With support from the mental health field, ROAD RECOVERY provides hands-on mentorship training, educational/performance workshops, peer-support networking, and “all access” to real-life opportunities by collaborating with young people to create and present live-concert events.
Pop singer/songwriter Jann Klose has played three Jeff Buckley tributes at the Uncommon Ground in Chicago: 2008, 2009, and 2010. He'll be performing at the "Jeff Buckley Tribute Event Curated by Gary Lucas at the Knitting Factory on March 18.
His critically-acclaimed album, "REVERIE" and music video "Doing Time" continue to build attention with AOL/Spinner featuring the video on its home page. The Washington Post writes “Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may well be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.”
Jann's songs have been heard on the 2011 Grammy-nominated "HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT" compilation and in film and TV, including Warner Bros. "Dead Broke" featuring Paul Sorvino and MTV's "Cribs." Born in Germany, raised in Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa, Jann lives in New York City.
He’s opened for and performed with an array of artists, including Renaissance, Melissa Ferrick, Marshall Crenshaw, Rosanne Cash, and Les Paul.
Recently Mary Guibert and Alison Raykovich caught up with Jann in Los Angeles, when he performed at the Mint, and talked with him about Jeff's impact on Jann's very eclectic musical style.
JBIN: Do you have any special stories about your experiences at the Jeff Buckley Uncommon Ground Tribute Events that you can sghare with us ?
JANN: I love the mix of artists that play the tribute... there is new and different talent every year. All types of musicians from varied backgrounds attend. I've stayed in touch with a lot of the folks I've met.
JBIN: Can you tell us a bit about the ways in which Jeff Buckley has inspired you as an artist ?
team. They did an amazing job. Check out the album with music and poetry by Julian Lennon, Moby, Tom Chapin, Russell Simmons... it's great and you can learn more about it at http://healthyfoodforthought.com & http://www.jannklose.com/
You asked and we have listened ! The classic Jeff Buckley Peyote Radio Theater T-Shirts, featuring Jeff's hand-drawn artwork have been re-issued and are now, for the first time ever, available in size small, at the Official Jeff Buckley Online store. USA // Canada // Europe // Pacific Rim
Congratulations to Julian Cragg of Tasmania for winning the "Grace Around The World" T-Shirt contest in the Jeff Buckley Official Members Forum. Julian answered all of the contest questions correctly and was chosen at random from all correct entries. To find out more and join the forum and a chance at the next contest, log online at Jeff Buckley Official Forum
Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Shares her DJ Set Tracklist with The Hollywood Reporter . She reveals what song gets her going on early morning film sets – and more. Atwood, up for an Academy Award this year for her work on Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland", shares her top songs as part of Los Angeles public radio station KCRW’s Guest DJ Project. The list includes Jeff Buckley's recording of "Hallelujah", U2, Kanye West, Jimi Hendrix and more. See the full list and read more at Hollywood Reporter The list is streaming as a Podcast (w/ a transcript) on KCRW
People Magazine reports that at "Vanessa Paradis's concert Wednesday night in New York City, the audience was filled with fans from France, couples extending their Valentine's Day love and ... Paradis's own love, Johnny Depp."
"Depp, 47, who has two children with Paradis, 38, sat in the front row of the balcony, his eyes fixated on her throughout the two-hour show. She sang mostly in French, dedicating one song to "love and fire," and producing a beautiful, feminine rendition of Jeff Buckley’s "Hallelujah." ... Depp Gives Vanessa Paradis a Standing Ovation at evening's end. Read more online at People Magazine
Oregon Live features Holcombe Waller's new album 'Into the Dark Unknown'. Barbara Mitchell describes Waller's voice as "otherworldly, vulnerable, and haunted," ... Waller's lyrics mention Jeff Buckley, in the song "Risk of Change", in reference to a conversation he had with a friend, who was also a friend of Jeff's, about the creative process and life's challenges.
"Into the Dark Unknown" grew out of a live performance Waller put together in 2008. It's a journey through one person's doubts, insecurities, certainties and transitions that strikes a chord on both a sonic and emotional level.
The album, he said, is a "contemplative sort of spiritual exploration or something, that is really a lot about transitioning permanently into adulthood and watching friends have children and watching my parents grow old and I don't know -- those things hit you. Have hit me in these past few years."
A shout out to Asbury Park, NY ... Local artists performed at a Jeff Buckley Tribute Event held at The Saint in Asbury Park on January 12th. Local artists performing Jeff's songs were Dan Yaeger, Joe Cirotti (Only Living Boy), Stacy Smith, Joe Harvard and Gedeon Luke.
Don't Forget - Jeff Buckley's recording of "So Real" is featured on Sony Music Entertainment Australia's special benefit compilation CD “FLOOD RELIEF – Artists For The Flood Appeal”. The compilation CD is in support for the victims of recent floods across Australia. The compilation features 59 tracks over three CD’s and features Aussie artists including Midnight Oil, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Tommy Emmanuel, Lee Kernaghan and Crowded House together with international artists such as P!nk, Keith Urban, Sting, Bon Jovi, Kings Of Leon, Beyonce, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, John Mayer, Bob Dylan. Available at Sanity and JB HiFi
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The Official Jeff Buckley Forum
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