Arkadia Releases DVD from Rising Star - Jazz Violinist Christian Howes

New York, NY, August 09, 2007 --( Arkadia DVD, the new DVD division of the Grammy-nominated record label Arkadia Records, is proud to announce the August 2007 release of this remarkable concert, Christian Howes & The Horacio Icasto Quartet: Live in Madrid.

Lauded as Downbeat Magazine’s #2 rising star, up-and-comer Christian Howes has wowed fellow performers and audiences alike with his explosive violin stylings, uncanny improvisations and a remarkable stage presence that has earned him the nickname "Jazz Paganini."

Christian Howes is just beginning to cast his signature sound and indelible echo onto the world of Jazz. In a corporate musical culture where distinct sounds are cast aside as unmarketable, Howes has shattered the mold, demonstrating a compositional proficiency and improvisational mastery that has made him one of the most sought after young players in Jazz today.

Whether working alongside Jazz icons such as Randy Brecker, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Hart, and Dr. John or playing every important Jazz stage from Newport to Birdland, Howes is both a breath of fresh air in the music world and the purveyor of a new sound that is breaking violinist stereotypes and captivating music fans and critics yearning for a unique musical vision.

Among the selections included in this network quality production are Jazz classics such as Nuages and I’ve Got Rhythm; and stunning originals such as Song For My Daughter and the scintillating Waltz For Katherine. Featuring the Horacio Icasto Quartet (Horatio Icasto, Piano; Santiago Reyes, Guitar; Victor Merlo, Bass; and Noah Shaye, Drums), this program is guaranted to entertain Jazz aficionados and music fans alike.

Arkadia DVD is proud to add this astounding release, Christian Howes & The Horacio Icasto Quartet: Live in Madrid to our award winning DVD collection.

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