Dragon*Con Biography: [Paul Mercer] paul mercer. A selftaught musician and composer twenty years, paul mercer has appeared at Dragon*Con for nearly a decade. He is best known as the violinist/violist for http://www.dragoncon.org/people/mercerp.html
Paul's DC2K Pics are one of Atlanta s most talented bands (IMO perhaps the most talented band) inlarge part because of the incredible talent of paul mercer, their violinist. http://home.comcast.net/~pellaz/dc2000.html
Extractions: Here's a selection of pics from Dragon*Con 2000. I wish I'd taken more shots of people and costumes in general, but I'm an indifferent photographer and just kept forgetting to haul the camera out...I've never really had a camera before for any length of time, so I'm just not used to carrying one around. :) Here are some photos taken before Dragon*Con was really under way:
Extractions: GHOSTS is the solo project from Paul Mercer, the violinist best known for his work with the acclaimed ethereal neoclassical 5-piece, The Changelings Inspired by the instruments themselves, the pieces evoke the individual history of the instrument, whether it be an 18th century viola d'amore or an early Italian violin that spent part of its lifetime in Colonial India. The compositions feature electronically prepared antique violins, viola, and other "stringed" instruments such as tampura and autoharp. mp3s are now available from mp3.com. Click here to go straight to Paul's mp3.com page.
College Of Liberal Arts: Hillyer, Giselle Dr. Giselle Hillyer, the Caroline paul King Assistant Professor of Strings at MercerUniversity, is concertizes regularly as a violinist and has http://www2.mercer.edu/Liberalarts/Arts_Humanities/Music/hillyer.htm
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Extractions: Jun 28, 2000 / vol 6 iss 46 by Robin Tolleson When the CD Digital Duke (GRP) was released in 1987, it affirmed that the Duke Ellington legacy would ring true even into the digital age. Duke's son, Mercer, who had conducted the Duke Ellington Orchestra since his father's death in 1974, assumed that role for this album (the Digital Duke band included members of the Orchestra and others); he also co-produced the work, with contemporary keyboardist Michael Abene. Ellington alumni Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Barrie Lee Hall, Rocky White, Norris Turney, Britt Woodman and Al Grey came aboard to keep the authentic Ellington sound intact, and saxman Branford Marsalis, trumpeter Lew Soloff, and clarinet marvel Eddie Daniels joyously assured that this next generation of great players was indeed running with the torch. Marsalis breathes fire on the speedy "Cottontail," showing respect to the original Ben Webster solo while plotting his own course. "As a young punk, I was awed even to be called for this album," he explains. "In fact, I felt intimidated. I knew all the great Ellington records, and the contributions of men like Ben Webster, Johnny Hodges and Harry Carney. I even learned a lot of Paul Gonsalves solos years ago. I was very lucky to be on this date, and all I could hope for was to do a credible job by adapting myself to the setting." When Digital Duke was released, Paul Mercer Ellington was only 9 years old. The grandson of Duke Ellington, Paul grew up watching his father, Mercer, compose for and conduct the Orchestra. When Paul was 8, Mercer took him along on a tour to Japan, at one point turning to him to say, "Son, this is all yours; make sure you keep it going." Accordingly, Paul pursued a musical education, learning the art of being a band leader and conductor as well as studying drums, percussion, trumpet, piano and composition.
CAPITOL : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia Of Popular Music violinist Nathan Milstein, the Pittsburgh SO with William Steinberg Slatkin and paulShure (violins), paul Robyn on EMI 55, a move that mercer always regretted http://www.musicweb.uk.net/encyclopaedia/c/C26.HTM
TIFToday, Summer 1998 Calendars. mercer News. Alumni. mercer Home paul King have endowed a fulltime faculty position for teaching strings in the music department in her honor. King, a violinist http://www.mercer.edu/publications/tiftoday/sum98_7.htm
Extractions: Latest News Publications ... Mercer News In Sympathy Lois Summerall Zeliff (AB), 96, died in January. She was a Blackshear native and resided in Brunswick since 1942 when she moved to teach in Glynn County schools. She was a member of the St. Simons Presbyterian Church and a former president of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers Honorary Society. Jewelle Futral Pope died Nov. 30, 1997. She lived in Glenwood for 50 years, was a member of Glenwood Methodist Church and a charter member of the Glenwood Garden Club. Beverly Wallace Burch (BA), 90, died Sept. 28, 1997. She was a former teacher in DeKalb County and a reporter for the Macon Telegraph. She was a member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta and the Winsome Sunday School Class. Mary Joiner Dutton died July 31, 1997. A dental hygienist most of her life, she was past president and a life member of the Am-erican Dental Assistants Association. She was a member of Tattnall Square Baptist Church in Macon and the Foster Bible Class. Carolyn Tollison Collins (BA) died Nov. 12, 1997. The Forsyth resident was a member of the Monroe County Historical Society and First Baptist Church.
MUSICMATCH Guide Stephane Grappelli He was originally selftaught as both a violinist and a Lewis, Cecil Mack, paul McCartney,Jimmy McHugh, Johnny mercer, Irving Mills, paul Misraki, Jack http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/artist/artist.cgi?ARTISTID=343347
Brantham Amateur Theatrical Society (B.A.T.S.) Guiseppe, a gypsy violinist, Jim Dillon. Old Hag, Lesley mercer. The Sisters ofMercy, paul Nixon, Marcus Nixon Neil Stevens. The Chorus. Faye Smith. KristinaGray. http://web.ukonline.co.uk/batsonline/shows/snow_white01.htm
Extractions: NODA Region 11 "Best Production" winner Cast Newsvendor Adam Dillon Chamberlain Steve Hutley King Wilber Keith Raby Lady Serpia Sandra Dillon Page Three Sarah Lewis Dirty Girty (not a TV chef) Lesley Mercer Pansy Puddin' (nor is she) Keith Nixon Snow White Sian Naylor Prince Hugo, son of King Bing Helen Gough Null, a feckless fool Andy Kimber Void, even fecklesserer and foolerer Alex Kapitan Phin Astaire Ian Southgate Bushvendor (prop. "Bush's R Us") Adam Dillon Bossy Casey Francis Brainy Olivia Wilkerson Scruffy James Head Snobby Lucy Pembroke Sporty Hannah Stodart Smutty Adam Wombwell Queen Esmerelda, Queen of the Gypsies Pippa Revell Guiseppe, a gypsy violinist Jim Dillon Old Hag Lesley Mercer The Sisters of Mercy
Musicals/ Old Orchestral Artists Film Intermezzo Performers; Toscha Seidel, violinist and Piano Song ThePied Pipers with paul Weston and Song of the South) Johnny mercer and the http://www.antiquealley.com/antiques/603.html
91FM - Program Archive Mabel mercer Cabaret Convention Explore Mabel mercers magnificent contributionto violinist paul Krassner flunks at a Carnegie Hall recital and becomes http://www.whyy.org/91FM/btdt/btdt0602.html
Extractions: Host Marty Goldensohn investigates the secret of "The Turk," the famous 18th century chess-playing machine; looks for the truth behind the Sasquatch and little green men with Father Fanthorpe, (researcher of all things paranormal); and cracks the myths behind modern anti-aging cures. A visit with a woman who hears colors, and remodeling your house, Munsters-style. Find out more about Linda Feinstein's mah jongg classes San Diego Zoo - The official website for the San Diego Zoo, featuring exclusive photos of furry friends, interesting research articles, recent zoo occurrences, and zoo shopping. Holistic Living Seminar Home Page CBS News Correspondent Bill Geist -Find out more about Bill Geist, his background, work, and recent publishings
Extractions: Chesham, Bucks, England A talented Lancaster based trio who have recently made quite an impact in the region's folk clubs and farther afield with their thoughtful and quietly compelling brand of contemporary acoustic songwriting. Their sound world is characterised by a blend of soft-hued twin-guitar work and well-harmonised vocal lines with alternating leads. Their well-observed and crafted songs have an assuredly melodic quality. Kate and Paul don't feel the need to need to prove their instrumental capabilities, so there's no bravado or blustering display of technique, just unobtrusively accomplished playing of filigree intricacy. Tony Taffinder adds a diversity to their arrangements with guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, mandola, fiddle, flute, whistles, harmonicas, bodhran, bass guitar and voice. Vermont's top contradance band performs songs and instrumental music of New England, Quebec, Maritime Canada, and the British Isles, as well as original material inspired by these musical traditions. The bands arrangements feature rich harmonies and driving rhythms, showing a deep love for the tradition along with a high level of creativity, emotional expression, and just plain fun. They are:
Extractions: ROY ACUFF - C.E.O. Acuff Rose Corporation, Singer LARRY ADLER - Musician FATHER ABELALVES - Composer, Conductor JACK ANDERSON - Journalist EVE ARDEN - Actress RAMOND ARON - Writer VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY - Pianist ISAAC ASIMOV - Science Writer CHET ATKINS - Guitarist, President of RCA, Nashville, Tenn. W.H. AUDEN - Poet DON BACHARDY - Artist DEFORD BAILEY - Musican, Radio Pioneer PEARL BAILEY - Actor, Singer BILL BAIRD - Puppeteer, Theater Owner GEORGE BALANCHINE - Dancer, Choreographer BILLY BALDWIN - Interior Designer ROGER BALDWIN - Lawyer KAYE BALLARD - Actor WILL BARNET - Artist LEONARD BASKIN - Artist JAMES BEARD - Chef, Author
Extractions: Peer Resources Index Mentor Index Coaching Index Mentor Learning Index Musicians, Singers, Songwriters (Jazz, Popular, Folk, Rock) Virtually anyone can benefit from having a mentor. And most well-known, accomplished and successful artists can identify people in their lives who acted as mentors. The following list of mentor pairs was compiled by Rey Carr from a variety of sources including autobiographies, biographies, newspaper articles, personal interviews, and diligent historical research. If you know of mentor pairs that ought to be added, we have provided an opportunity for you to submit the names and details: Add a Mentor Pair MUSICIANS, SONGWRITERS, AND SINGERS Mel Torme mentor to Maureen McGovern (Broadway singer) Jack Benny mentor to Gisele McKenzie (Canadian singer, violinist, comic actress) Ravi Shankar mentor to Shambu Das (sitar teacher of George Harrison), George Harrison, and Phillip Glass
Allartist paul Whiteman was a wellestablished dance-orchestra conductor and arranger and askilled jazz violinist. His best hits, all with Johnny mercer lyrics, include http://www.naxos.com/scripts/artists_gallery/other_artists.asp?Artist_name=White
Michael Dimin s Song For My Father, Prevert/mercer/Kosmas I called a violinist that Iused to play with, Betty MacDonald looking for a paul McCandless sound http://www.globalbass.com/archives/apr2002/michael_dimin.htm
Extractions: by Brent-Anthony Johnson At the young age of seventeen years, Michael Dimin heard two albums that would forever change his lifes course. The first, was Weather Reports Heavy Weather , and the second was the eponymous recording of the, then, twenty-four-year-old Jaco Pastorius! For the past nearly 30 years, Michaels study of the basses has taken him to a better understanding of the unique and beautiful relationship between melody, harmony and rhythm. His deep understanding of the concept of complete musicianship led him to Berklee College of Music in 1979, and has more recently placed him behind the teaching podium of NYCs The Collective, where he is a frequent visiting instructor. It was while he was enrolled at Berklee College that he began to develop his chordal approach to the bass guitar. Michael comments, I had heard of a Buffalo, NY based player who was performing a solo bass arrangement of the Jazz Standard Misty. I took the challenge to try it as well. I soon realized that this was the way to go in order to develop a better understanding of the relationship between harmony, melody and rhythm. I started to incorporate all of the aspects of jazz standards in a chord-melody style. I've termed these techniques, The Chordal Approach A few years later, in 1987, Michael began to share his understanding with a renewed fervor, and he re-wrote the chordal approach book, at that time.
Inside Binghamton University Stepping into his fathers and grandfathers shoes, paul mercer Ellington leadsan repertoire will be featured in the concert with violinist Patricia Sunwoo http://inside.binghamton.edu/news/newspage.cgi?issue=2003sep11&id=16
HMC | NRA | Persons Beginning ME Henry (17981871) Canon of St paul s (1) Melvill, Sir Yehudi (b 1916) Baron Menuhin,violinist (4) Menzies fl 1620-1687) Scientist (1) mercer, Alexander Cavalie http://www.hmc.gov.uk/nra/browser/person/page/personME.htm
The Changelings, March 12, Ventura Theatre Young (who played sitting in a classical posture), percussionist Chandler Rentz,keyboardist Nick Pagan and standout violinist paul mercer, The Changelings http://www.dejadru.com/changelings.htm
Extractions: Ventura Theatre The Changelings tastefully combine folk, world, ambient and classical elements into compositions that range from very sparse to tribal and driving. Just a week before the show I had bought their latest full-length CD, Amphibian, which I enjoy very much... but nothing compares to how great this band is live! Comprised of lead vocalist Regeana Morris, guitarist/vocalist Damon Young (who played sitting in a classical posture), percussionist Chandler Rentz, keyboardist Nick Pagan and stand-out violinist Paul Mercer, The Changelings stage presence is flawless without conveying the slightest pretention, the band thoroughly charmed its audience. No one wanted to let them leave the stage! I think they did three encores. After the show the band members came out to chat with everyone and Paul and I introduced ourselves. We became fast friends and fans of this amazing band and hung out until past 3 am. This enchanting night was made complete with a tour of the Ventura Theatre and all its ghostly happenings by the theatre manager Loanne. It turns out there are more than a few unusual events that have occurred since she and Rob took over the theatre, but those are stories for another time. Paul bought all their CDs and we listened to their self-titled debut on the way home it completely mesmerized us. So everyone go see The Changelings if you have a chance, buy one of their CDs, or visit their page at mp3.com.