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MP3 Aerial Display - Icons in Space

This Jazz Ensemble Formed by Gene Bohlmann (Berklee College, New England Conservatory) Performs Original Contemporary Jazz Compositions with a Wide Range of Musical Influences.

11 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Fusion, JAZZ: Smooth Jazz

"Icons in Space" is the CD released by the contemporary jazz group Aerial Display. It includes performances from the following musicians:

Woodwinds: Ron Brown, John Yoakum, Maurice Gainen
Keyboards/Composer/Arranger: Gene Bohlmann
Guitars: Steve Bloom, Darrell Block
Bass: Larry Steen, Steve Wilkinson
Drums: Tony Shogren
Percussion: Nengue Hernandez, David Leach

Guest Vocalists:
Lead Vocals: Peggi Blu (I’ve Got a Right) Valerie Davis (So Good)
Background Vocals: Peggi Blu, Valerie Davis, Chevelle Hunter

These musicians have performed with many artists including:
Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Tony Bennett,
David Foster, Manhattan Transfer, Mongo Santamaria, Mose Allison, Kirk Whalum, Lee Ritenour, Eric Marienthal, Yma Sumac, Luis Conte, Rique Pantoja, and the American Jazz Philharmonic.

Produced by Gene Bohlmann
Production Assistance: Tony Shogren, Tony Jones, Chris Horvath
Recording Engineers: Tony Shogren, Tony Jones, Jack Lee
Graphic Design: Jason Saito

Bachelors Degree with honors in Jazz Composition
Berklee College of Music.
Masters Degree in Classical Composition
New England Conservatory of Music.

Born in Los Angeles, Gene moved to Boston to study music in college. He studied privately with Donald Martino (Harvard University), Tom McKinley (NEC), Shirish Korde (Berklee College), and Hugo Norden (Boston University) and has composed for a variety of instrumental combinations from Solo-Flute to Jazz Big-Band and Symphonic Orchestra. He has written film scores, such as the award winning "Illusions" directed by Julie Dash (The Rosa Parks Story), Electronic Music, 12-Tone Serial works and popular songs. Back in Los Angeles, Aerial Display was founded to make possible performance and, with this CD, recording the jazz compositions conceptualized for this instrumentation.

Live performances include the contributions of these fine musicians:
Herman Matthews (drums), Johnny Hart (bass), Doug Webb (sax), Mike Smith (percussion), Lan Richards (drums), Dig Lewis (bass), Michael Patterson (sax), Hussain Jiffry (bass).

Peggi has worked with Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, The Crusaders, Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan,
Tracy Chapman and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Peggi started out by capturing the Star Search $100,000 Grand Championship for Female Vocalist. Hear her featured on the Oleta Adams song “I’ve Got a Right!”

Valerie has performed with Chaka Kahn, Earth, Wind & Fire, Gerald Albright, Toni Braxton,Vanessa Williams, Bebe & Cece Winans, Whitney Houston, Karyn White and Babyface. Hear her featured singing
“So Good” by Peter Vale, Miles Waters and Sue Shifrin.


Peggi Blu

Ron Brown

Julie Dash

Valerie Davis

Nengue Hernandez

Hussain Jiffry

Shirish Korde

David Leach

Donald Martino

Herman Matthews

Tom McKinley

Tony Shogren

Larry Steen

Mike Smith

Jason Saito

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