Saturday, October 20, 2007

We're going back!! WorlView 4.0 Pac NW tour press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 1, 2007Media Contact: Matt Beasley650-400-4920mattbeas@aol.comhttp://www.johnworley.comJOHN WORLEY & WORLVIEW - 2nd PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR
Event Highlights: John Worley and WorlView 4.0

*Thursday, November 8th. The Cellar. 8:30 and 10:15pm
3611 W. Broadway St. Vancouver, BC V6R 2BS
$10 cover - (604) 738-1959 -

*Friday, November 9th. Egan's Ballard Jam House, 9:00pm
1707 NW Market St., Seattle, Washington
$10 cover - (206) 789-1621 -

*Saturday, November 10th. House Concert 7:00 PM
Burien, Washington. For more info email:

During November 8-10th, San Francisco Bay Area Trumpet and flugelhorn virtuoso John Worley presents his second Pacific Northwest tour with his band, WorlView 4.0. Worley has assembled an all-star cast - including pianist Murray Low, bassist Tom Bockhold, drummer Paul vanWageningen and special guest artist, Jim Norton.

Joining Worley in Vancouver B.C. are renowned vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott, bassist Paul Ruska and Dave Robbins on drums. WorlView plays a combination of straight ahead and Latin jazz from all ports in the America's as well as selections from the Great American song book. Although this is Worley's second experience touring the Pacific Northwest as a band leader, the trumpeter is no stranger to the area. Over the years, he has performed at many Pacific Northwest venues such as the Earshot Jazz Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Triple Door, Columbia City Theater, Crossroads Bellevue, Upstage Restaurant and Lounge, Jazz Project in Bellingham as well as The Cellar in Vancouver BC.
Worley received critical praise following his performance with The Carla Bley/Steve Swallow Big Band at the 2005 Monterey Jazz Festival. Carla Bley had nothing but praise for Worley's performance: "John played 'The Black Orchid' as if I had written it for him. Like a great stage actor, he made the part his own. Until further notice, he owns it." Steve Swallow noted "He tackled Carla's music with a perfect balance of sympathy for her intentions and determination to express himself. Only the very best players do this ... both render the writer's vision faithfully and enhance it."

In 2006, Worley's ascent in the jazz world continued with his first headliner appearance at the Monterey Jazz Festival after 13 appearances as a sideman with artists Don Byron, Wayne Shorter Commission Orchestra, Bobby Hutcherson, Jon Jang, Asian American Orchestra, Wayne Wallace's Rhythm and Rhyme and others.

Worley's most recent performances with WorlView include: The 2007 San Jose Jazz Festival, concert/live recording at "Jazz at Filoli" and the "Music for Our Children" fund raiser/charity benefit for the Advocates for Children non-profit agency. He served as the musical director for this event in addition to performing.

Worley's future performances include concerts in Paris with the Worley/Lanson Project in the summer of "08", the release of his second CD - a quartet version of WorlView - and his third CD "WorlView 7.0 Live at Filoli" on his label, "Dancing Sumo Records" - a whimsical nod to his Japanese heritage.

John is an endorsing artist/clinician for Bach Stradivarius trumpets and Conn-Selmer INC, member of Musicians Union locals 6 & 153, BMI and the International Trumpet Guild.