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Festival-Mezzo TV(Europe)-Saxophonist Jowee Omicil, Val-Inc and Marvin Sewell – November 18 at the Drom, New York City


Mezzo TV & Barking Dogs Productions
The JazzMix Festival
November 18-25, 2008, New York City
“…Among this New-York scene, one can today see and hear a new movement of artists who have very personal and disseminated musical backgrounds…
-Barking Dogs Productions
October 10, 2008, New York, NY – French-based Mezzo TV and Barking Dogs Productions present The JazzMix Festival, to be held in New York from November 18-25, 2008. The project will capture eight live jazz concerts in eight different clubs to show the incredible inventiveness of the New-York musical scene for eight different 26-minute films for Mezzo TV.  From hip-hop to electro, through big band or abstract music, jazz constantly digs in other musical styles in order to rebuild itself. Shot in and around well known New York City jazz haunts, the film will concentrate on eight outstanding musicians and their prospective musical projects, hand-picked specifically for this film.
These musicians, who link tradition and modernity, will be recorded in HD by a crew with a dynamic musical sense and real artistic vision – eager to share their love of music with a wider audience. The artists, their musicians, and their audience will be interviewed for these films, to be shown as part of an eight-episode series, in the hopes of broadening their audiences when the film will be shown throughout Europe on Mezzo TV.
Tuesday November 18 | Val Inc / Marvin Sewell / Jowee Omicil at the Drom
Val-Inc – percussion, turntables, Marvin Sewell – guitar, Jowee Omicil – reeds
Haitian electronic music composer/percussionist/turntablist, Val-Inc evokes the musical esoteric realms of the creative subconscious and self defined as “Afro-Electronica.” Her work invites the Lwas as she incorporates her African Haitian Musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining acoustics with electronics and the archaic with the post-modern. She works with a diverse array of artists like Steve Coleman as a turntablist/composer, Tracie D. Morris as a percussionist and Anthony Braxton as a recording engineer. Her solo “Afro-Electronica” installations have been showcased in New York City at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Village Vanguard and internationally at SaalFelden Music Festival in Austria, Stanser Musiktage in Switzerland, Jazz a la Villette in France, and the Biennale di Venezia Museum in Italy. Val-Inc will be joined by guitarist Marvin Sewell, a composer with the versatility and talent who has played with Cassandra Wilson, Jack  DeJohnette and  Lila Downs. Reed man Jowee Omicil is a saxophonist/educator/composer/producer-shared stage with Kenny Garrett, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove-who’s groovy soulful sound will complete the trio.
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