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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 11, 2006
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Jammates Records Releases Future Of Jazz Compilation CD
Proceeds to Benefit the 2007 Atlanta Jazz Festival

Atlanta / LaGrange Georgia 7-11-2006 ... Jammates Records releases Future Of Jazz Volume #1 - Live in Atlanta Artists for the Arts (JAM-0626-CD). The compilation CD, recorded live at Churchill Grounds from September 2005 through February 2006, features some of Georgia’s top jazz artists. Proceeds from sales will be donated to the 2007 Atlanta Jazz Festival.

“The project is very special to us”, comments Pat Patten, Jammates Managing Partner. “All profit proceeds will benefit the 2007 Atlanta Jazz Festival to assist The Office of Cultural Affairs in their efforts to provide Georgia jazz artists more opportunities to showcase their talent. Our aim was to enhance the Future of Jazz momentum and assist the City of Atlanta in strengthening local artist performance opportunities”. Tammy Allen, Coordinator for the Future of Jazz adds, “Being able to put this disc together marks a very important milestone in our Georgia jazz awareness efforts. As Artists, I believe it’s time we find creative ways to fund our art to assure its, and our, future ­- it is a very exciting concept.”

Nine past participants from the Future of Jazz competitions donated one title to the disc. Featured artists include: Adams Township, Tammy Allen, William Green, The William Herriott Jazz Ensemble, International Groove Conspiracy, Jaspects, Will Scruggs Jazz Fellowship, Squat, and The Christian Tamburr Jazz Quartet ­- all past participants in Future of Jazz competitions.

The Future of Jazz, a competition to showcase original jazz, was founded in February 2004 in conjunction with The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs for The Atlanta Jazz Festival. To date 45 groups have participated in four series of competitions with their original compositions. More information is available: www.FutureOfJazz.com

As the largest free jazz event in the country, it is the mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival to expose and entertain a diverse audience of jazz aficionados, young jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians to the rich heritage and variety of jazz as an authentic form of traditional music. The Atlanta Jazz Festival provides the City with an opportunity to unify Atlanta's diverse population, to celebrate Atlanta's rich cultural heritage, and to promote tourism. More information on The Atlanta Jazz Festival is available: www.AtlantaFestivals.com

Jammates Records LLC is a Georgia-based music production and promotion company focused primarily on the southeastern jazz music market.

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