The Jodi Beach Trio announced the release of their third CD recording, Christmas. The featured performers are Jodi Beach on piano and vocals, Jim McDowell on acoustic bass and classical guitar, Ed Bogdonas on drums and percussion, and Ken Stein on flute and tenor saxophone.
The CD was recorded and produced in Rockford at Fuse Studios, and is on sale on the Internet and throughout Rockford at Stockholm Inn, all Stones Hallmark locations, Annies Gifts and Wild Birds Unlimited. The Trios other two CDs, The Very Thought of You and In Other Words, as well as Jodis inspirational recording The Love of God can also be found at these locations.
The Jodi Beach Trio is a popular regional jazz trio, acclaimed for pleasing audiences across the country with unique and original arrangements of well-loved jazz classics, seasoned with the finest contemporary works. Concerts, festivals and other large venues allow the Trio to expand their instrumentation to include a variety of soloists.
After the 2002 release of their first recording, The Very Thought of You, The Jodi Beach Trio was awarded two RAMI awards for Best Traditional Jazz Group and Best Original Song of 2003. They again were awarded the 2004, 2005 and 2006 RAMI awards for Best Traditional Jazz Group. They have also been named one of the Best of Rockford winners for On the Waterfront for years 2002, 2003, 2004 (platinum), 2005 and 2006 (platinum).
The Jodi Beach Trio thanks the Rockford community for its continued support.
From the Dec. 20-26, 2006, issue