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Renata Knific releases first crossover CD

Dec. 12, 2003

KALAMAZOO--Internationally renowned violinist Renata Artman Knific has released her first crossover jazz CD, "West of Everywhere," representing years of musical collaborations.

"West of Everywhere" includes performances by American music greats Sir Roland Hanna, Gene Bertoncini, John Abercrombie, Billy Hart, Andy LaVerne, Billy Drewes, Jamey Haddad, and others. Selections include a series of originals written for this project and choice jazz standards. Sir Roland Hanna contributes romantic, lyrical tone poems. Bassist, composer, and producer Tom Knific offers joyous Latin inspired selections and the exotic "Belvoir" for violin and world percussion.

"West of Everywhere" will be available in the Kalamazoo area at Barnes and Noble. National distribution is by Sea Breeze Records, <www.seabreezejazz.com>, and through all major internet CD retailers. For more information, contact Tom Knific at 269 387-4710 or <knific@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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