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St. John Christmas Music Festival Features Tyler Lindsay

Oct. 17, 2008 – The Christmas Music Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 6, after the children's parade. One of the featured performers is 13-year-old jazz trumpeter, prodigy Tyler Lindsay and his band.
Lindsay, 13, began playing trumpet and piano at age three and viola at age four. He began performing when he was 6 years old with his parents at the International Baptist Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lindsay discovered his love for jazz when he was 7 and began studying jazz with Dave Adams when he joined the Young Razzcals Jazz Project at age 9. He has won the award for outstanding trumpet performance in the high school division four years in a row, 2004 -2008, at the Tri-state Jazz Festival held at James Madison University.
Tyler Lindsay was featured at the Richie Cole concert in Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond Times Dispatch review of the Cole concert referred to him as a "preteen dynamo." The Times Dispatch went on to say that the young jazz musician "went blow for blow with Cole on Charlie Parker's Donna Lee. The two musicians stood center stage and exchanged improvisational lines back and forth for about five minutes. The youngster showed no sign of tiring."
In January 2006, he performed at the IAJE Jazz Masters Concert with John Faddis, Chick Corea, Jimmy Heath, Paquito D'Rivera, Slide Hampton and James Moody. He appeared at the Telluride Jazz Celebration Aug. 3 – 6, 2006, in Telluride, Colorado. The musician and his family were the subject of a TV special called "The Music in Me," which aired in October of 2006.
In addition to performing with the Young Razzcals Jazz Project, Tyler performs regularly with his brother Ryan (age 9), sister Christina (age 6) and parents in their group "The Lindsay Family." Their Web site is www.lindsay-jazz.com
Food and beverage service will be available all evening, so bring a chair or bring a blanket, but please be cool and don't bring coolers.
A midnight passenger ferry from Cruz Bay to Red Hook will be available, so come early and plan to stay late.
For additional information, contact Steve Simon at 693-8120 or at stevesimonlive@yahoo.com

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