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Background Music for Advertising - June 26, 2013

Westbrook Shuffle, from my album Original Works of Art, is featured in this video advertisement for Bulldog Kia's Sam Rivera as he discusses the Kia Cadenza. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5EcZAlzDCg&feature=player_detailpage

John Berry Concert/Warrior Club Fund Raiser - September 19, 2009

What a GREAT time at the Oconee County High School fund raising event at the Oconee County Civic Center!! I had the opportunity to play a couple of songs with Country Music Singer John Berry - he's an excellent talent and a wonderful person! Thank you, John, for donating your time and talent to raise money for the Warrior Club.

Athens Jazz Website - August 1, 2009

Make sure to visit www.athensjazz411.com for the latest news about the jazz scene in Athens!!!

Jazz @ Cine - May 19, 2009

Sat in at the jam session at Cine Movie Theatre in Athens last night (Mon. 5/18). What a GREAT venue!! There are some awesome players in Athens. If you're in Athens on Monday nights, be sure to check out the Cine jazz jam session at 234 Hancock Ave.

Jazz @ Cine - May 19, 2009

Sat in at the jam session at Cine Movie Theatre in Athens last night (Mon. 5/18). What a GREAT venue!! There are some awesome players in Athens. If you're in Athens on Monday nights, be sure to check out the Cine jazz jam session at 234 Hancock Ave.

Art Grider working with A & R SELECT - June 16, 2008

Los Angeles, CA – Tenor sax player Art Grider is now working with A&R Select. The announcement came recently from the offices of A&R Select, the premier A&R firm based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Grider’s captivating saxophone stylings have been sweeping up the loyalties of listeners since the release of his “Original Works of Art” CD. The supple sounds and rewarding emotional textures of Grider’s saxophone make for a luxurious aural experience.
This musician has honed his craft in numerous musical endeavors. Grider has played with a variety of church bands around the country, not to mention several jazz groups. He has played the Blue Sky concert Series on College Square, the Borders Bookstore Music Series, the Cateechee Golf Club Jazz Night, Farm255, The Library, and a number of other venues in the Athens, GA area.
He was featured on the Greg Clinton album “Essays and Contemplations,” on the song “Interplanetary Jam.”
Grider’s accomplishments are particularly praiseworthy in light of the fact that he suffers from a split personality. This overcomer not only manages to be a polished saxophonist, but he also works as an associate professor of nutritional biochemistry at a major research university.
The songs on “Original Works of Art” are all, naturally, original. Grider also shot the photos for the album and the monograph gracing the CD’s cover was crafted by his late father after leaving the military in the 1940s.
The songs incorporate many flavors; Grider draws from a diverse selection of genres, including rock-n-roll, prog rock, gospel, country, jazz, funk and more. “The album is best described in one word,” says Grider, “bluesifusifunkabossaballadacious!” The songs, says Grider, reflect both his musical nature and those of the musicians playing with him.
The album was reviewed in the October 25, 2006, issue of Flagpole magazine.
He is currently working with A&R Select, the premier A&R firm based out of Los Angeles, CA. More information is available by visiting www.artgrider.com and www.arselect.com.

MORE DIGITAL SITES ADDED!!! - August 2, 2007

ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART is now available on these websites for digital download - Apple iTunes, Chondo, Emusic, Great Indie Music, Music Is Here, Nexhit, PassAlong, PayPlay, and Tradeit.
Add tracks from ORIGINAL WORKS... to your phone as ringtones, now available at Groupie Tunes.
Click on BUY for direct links to these sites.

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire!! - July 27, 2007

WHAT A NIGHT!!! A 4-alarm blaze was reported at 318 E. Washington St. Thurs night. When the firemen arrived, the place was SMOKIN', as the musicians were laying down riffs that were literally ON FIRE!
Thanks to all of you that were on the scene. Go and tell your friends that, "JAZZ LIVES in Athens!" And plan to be back with friends and family in two weeks (August 9th @ 7pm).

Late Night - GREAT Night!!!! - March 3, 2007

Thanks to all of you who came out to Farm255 in Athens, GA, last night. You were a GREAT crowd! We certainly had a blast playing for you!!! You got to hear the debut of 'ROOT GROOVE' as a group and the AKAI EWI4000s wind controller instrument. You'll definitely hear more of it at future gigs.

Blues in Athens!! - December 4, 2006

Great time at the Eastwood Pub in Athens, GA, Friday night!! I sat in with John McDonald and The Unforgiven, one of the BEST blues bands in Athens, GA.

HELLO, JAPAN!!!! - September 4, 2006

Greetings to all of the music lovers listening to LoveFM: Earth Feelings, hosted by Jeff Martin, Fukuoka, JAPAN. My CD, "Original Works of Art", is available for purchase from CD Jam (http://www.cdjam.jp/cd-detail.php?cd_id=154664)

Spain likes "Original Works of Art" - June 16, 2006

An internet jazz radio station - Qfm 94.3 jazz soul blues funk (www.qmusica.com) - out of Islas Canarias Espana, played "Original Works of Art" yesterday. Thank you, Brian ("...We rate your work very highly. Expect to hear yourself frequently on Qfm! Spread the word; www.qmusica.com ")

ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART GOES DIGITAL!!! - June 12, 2006

Yes!! We're DIGITAL!!! Check out "Original Works of Art" on Apple iTunes, Rhapsody and Music Is Here (Latvia). Purchase the whole album for download, or just pick up the track you think fits your mood the best!

A Good Time Was Had By All! - March 16, 2006

Art played FARM255 Fri., Mar. 10th, with ZamarAthens. There were 7 players on stage - 2 keyboards, 2 guitars, bass, drums, and sax. We had a WONDERFUL time!!! Besides songs from "Original Works of Art", we covered "Four" (Miles), "Stolen Moments" (Nelson), and "The World is Ghetto" (WAR). The crowd was GREAT!! Signup on my website if you want to be a part of my email list for announcements of the next performance.

Portugal, anyone? - January 20, 2006

Fans of Ivo Martins radio broadcast in Portugal will soon be able to listen to Original Works of Art.

Jammin' to ZJam! - January 20, 2006

Listen to ZJam online at The Upper Room with Joe Kelley (http://www.upperroomwithjoekelley.com/).

Distribution in the Athens Area! - January 9, 2006

GOOD NEWS!!! If you live in the Athens, GA area, "Original Works of Art" is now available from WUXTRY RECORDS (197 E. Clayton St.), BORDERS BOOKSTORE, and BARNES & NOBEL BOOKSELLERS.

Ever-Expanding Markets for "Original Works..." - January 8, 2006

First, it was CD Baby! Now, "Original Works of Art" is available from Tower Records (towerrecords.com).

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