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Tony Guerrero “Blue Room” CD

From Studio E in the Mohn Broadcast Center…I like opening my mail here at KPCC. Musicians have asked me if I really listen to everything that aspiring and established artists send to me. The answer in a word, YES!  Today I received Tony Guerrero’s, Blue Room CD on the Charleston Square label. http://charlestonsquare.net

Tony Guerrero is a noted musician in the jazz arena with nine critically acclaimed Billboard charting solo CDs. While maintaining an active schedule both in performances and in the studio as a musician, writer and performer, Tony also serves as the Director of Creative Arts for Saddleback Church, home church of Pastor Rick Warren and the Purpose Driven movement. This trumpeter/flugelhornist/keyboard man has also appeared on hundreds of recordings by other artists and has toured the world as a headlining artist.  Tony has written songs recorded by artists from both the jazz world and the Christian world ranging from Brian Bromberg to CeCe Winans.  Guerrero is an author too.  He’s written two books and dozens of articles for major magazines.  http://www.tonyguerrero.com

Each track was quality, A-1, great jazz, fun listening, and hey—I’m not here to review music.  I just know what sounds great.  Made a call to Guerrero's publicity team and they graciously gave permission for an excerpt of Tony Guerrero's music to be used for a production bed for Southern California Public Radio. Track 7, "Dizzy Does It" has been paired with an underwriting spot I am  producing for The Getty’s Annual Literary Short Stories event, “Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story” featuring actors Leonard Nimoy, Robert Sean Leonard, Tim Curry, and Viola Davis.  They will be reading luscious tales of food and passions, politics, mystery and deep sea adventure.  For more information on the event.  http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/selected_shorts.html


 (Audio clip is an underwriting spot for The Getty. Music excerpt, “Dizzy Does It” featuring Tony Guerrero.  Announcer is MPR VO talent, John Zech.