Los Angeles born Celeste Howard began playing the piano at four and studying classical music until her teens when composers like Bill Evans , Oregon and The Pat Metheny Group started to influence her musical styles. In 1984 she received her deree in performance from El Camino College.
Besides releasing three albums to date, she's also toured Australia which included performances at Goverment House and The Bass Note in Brisbane. She has taught herself how to play a Psaltery, a stringed instrument from medieval times.This lead her to second album "The Gateway" as well as to Australia where she has composed the music for a musical called "Duran Boy-The Kangaroo Rat" by Gary Balkin. This musical reflects the Celtic and Aboriginal cultures and is a historical piece based on real events.
She is currently living in New York where she is performing as Celeste
Ray. Her latest Album is called Celtic Blessings. For more info and to hear
her latest work check her site: www.celesteray.com
"Place With A View is a light jazz album that glows a with a warmth that glisten and resonates like dancing cheek to cheek in front of a warm fire"
Napra Trade Journal
|Place with a View||Sunrise in Rainforest|
|Twilght's Dream||Cross Country|
|The Troubador||One Rainy Day|
|Sweet Chardonnay||The Blue Haven|
|Celeste Howard - Piano, Vocals||The CD is $9.95|
|Steve Kujala - Flute||Cassette is $7.95|
|Alex Acuna - Drums. Percussion||Use CHCD1 for CD|
|Dave Stambaugh - Alto & Soprano||to order from us|
|Brain Monroney - El Guitar||Use CHCS1 for|
|Rick Fierabracci - Bass||Cassette to order from us|
|Michael Rogers - Steel Drums||Shipping UPS is $3.00|
|Michael Fisher - Percussion||for U.S. ground|
creates an eclectic combination of rich Celtic tones and textures from traditional instruments such as flute, recorder, oboe and cello with the sound of world instruments such as Bohdran, dumbek, sitar guitar and pennywhitsles. Celeste's dynamic compositions feature her lyric and vocal stylings along with impressive piano and psaltery performances. It is an decidedly international musical adventure of ancient myths and legends as well as creating her own new ones.
|Wings Over Prague||Ashley|
|Gymnopedie No 1||Enchanted Forest Lake|
|To a Skylark||The Gateway|
|Hidden Hills||The Magician|
|Languages||The River is Flowing|
Listen to a bit of Wings Over Prague
|Celeste Howard-Piano, Vocals, Synth, Psaltery||The CD is $9.95|
|Paul McCandless-Oboe, Soprano Sax, Pennywhistle||Cassette is $7.95|
|Bob Afifi-Flute, Piccolo * Joanna Young-Recorders||Use CHCD2 for CD|
|Steve Coughlin-Bansuri Flute * Ron Borelli-Accordian||to order from us|
|Robert Michael-El Guitar * Teja Bell-Sitat Gtr, frtls Bass||Use CHCS2 for|
|Doug Harmon-Cello * Carey Dubbert-Hammerd Dulcimer||Cassette to order|
|Mike Lufkin-Bass * Kendrick Freeman-Drums & Percus||Shipping UPS -$3.00|
|Don Baker & Ian Dogol-Perc * Venice Blue-Fngr Cymbals||for U.S. ground|
She is a composer and pianist who lives in the Los Angeles area. Some
of her many credits include "Black Scorpion" (Concorde Pictures),
"My Brother's War" directed by James Brolin, "In the Heat
of Passion II" (New Horizons Pictures) and. Body Talk (Cable TV talk
show) .For more information about this New England Conservatory of Music
Grad vist her web site girltunes.biz.
You've seen them on the Evening News, The Today Show and in ponds everywhere! Guy Maeda and Robert Irving are the folks behind the croaks. Their album, The Frogs of Summer, has such famous cuts as YMCA (The Village Fogs), Surfing USA (The Beach Phibs), Don't be Cruel (Elvis Frogsley), Take Me Out to the Ball Game ( Frog Spring-teen & 225 Hoppers) and more! By the way they really are into frogs, having several pets and lots of frog (green) stuff!
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EASY LISTENING PIANO MUSIC BY GUY MAEDA
CDs and Cassettes for your background atmosphere
music designed to enhance . . . not distract
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Don't Forget Christmas is Coming! Make this year's the best yet with A Froggy Christmas. It's a selection of Christmas favorites performed in various musical styles from traditional to Hip-Hop using digitally recorded real live, honest-to-goodness, frog and wildlife sounds. It'll bring tears to your eyes to hear their renditions of Corak the Herald Froggies Sing, Silent Night, Croakin' Bells and all the great classics. Listen to a bit of Croakin' Bells
By the way Leapin Records support the conservation of the world through
the promotion of these recordings. A portion of the proceeds from the sale
of these CDs are being directed to various non-profit nature conservation
An interesting collection of nine song written, recorded, mixed and produced by Kubilay. Mastered by Jeff Sudakin at Mesmer AV in Culver City,Ca.
Totentanz, Religion, Mirage, Bulowstrasse,At the Watering Hole, Dancing with Her by Himself, These Days, Marie Antoinette and Homage are the titles on this CD.
For more Info call 800-788-7798
Check out the Latest from Lil' Elmo & the Cosmos. It's a great collection of Rock & Roll Favorites and some new oldies by Lil' Elmo.
|Seven Nights of Rock||My Babe|
|Hippy Hippy Shake||Money (That's What I Want)|
|Walk Right In||When A Man Loves a Woman|
|Mother In Law||Dance to the Music|
|Shake A Tailfeather||Midnight Confessions|
|Treat Her Right||Sugned Sealed Delivered|
|Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'||Shakin' All Over|
Since Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancer inception in 1979, this non-profit organization has presented multiple educational programs and created many new works through its two professional dance companies; Louise Reichlin & Dancers (modern) and Zapped Taps/Afred Desio (electronic and ascoutic tap).
For their current calender, more information and to contribute to furthering their work:
351 S Virgil Los Angeles, CA. 90020-11315
Phone: (213) 385-1171
Web Site: http://www.usc.edu/dept/dance/p2_lacd.html