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Lynn Jolicoeur and The Pulse: News

CD Makes CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart at #23 - May 9, 2013

We were very happy to learn from our promoter, Kari Gaffney of Kari-On Productions, that our CD has charted on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz chart at #23! We are getting radio play in markets from Waterville, Maine to Long Beach, California; from Madison, Wiconsin to Honolulu, Hawaii!

Our First Review - May 3, 2013

"A list musicians complementing a solid and incredibly strong vocal from Jolicoeur should have some heads turning soon.": The first review of our CD -- from Critical Jazz!

CD Debuts on CMJ Top Jazz Adds Chart! - May 3, 2013

We're very excited to have launched a radio/critics promotion campaign with Kari Gaffney of Kari-On Productions, and we're off to a great start: In our first week of promotion, our CD, World Behind Your Eyes, has debuted at #3 on the CMJ Top Jazz Adds chart! Next week will be our first possibility to rank on the CMJ Jazz chart itself. We've received our first two reviews, which were very positive, and we're hoping for lots of radio play! 

May Show At Regattabar - April 1, 2013

The new bookings just keep coming in, and this is one we're extremely excited about. We'll be playing the Regattabar at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge on Thursday, May 16. We're hoping to fill the house, as we did at our CD release show. We know there were quite a few people who wanted to attend that but the guest list was full. So we hope you'll be able to join us at Regattabar. It'll be a second celebration of sorts for the CD, but we'll also be unveiling lots of new tunes -- including some fabulous originals. So for those who were at the CD show, there will be plenty of changes and we'd love to have you again! Details on the Calendar page, where you can click on the club name and it will take you to the website to purchase tickets. Thanks so much for your support!

CD Release Today - December 7, 2012

We are extremely excited to release our first CD, World Behind Your Eyes, today. We will celebrate the launch with a sold-out performance and party tonight at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. To listen to some clips from our CD, visit our Music page here on the site. And to purchase it, visit the Products page for links to CD Baby and Amazon. 1,000 CDs to sell and we're on our way! Thank you so much for your support!

CD Release Party to be December 7! - September 29, 2012

After months of work on our CD, we are thrilled to announce it's complete (aside from the final touches of mastering), and we have booked our CD release party/concert at Boston's renowned Scullers Jazz Club! It will be Friday, December 7 -- doors opening for seating/cocktails/food at 7:00, show from 8:00 to 10:00. Recording has been quite the major, but fun, undertaking! It's involved many hours in the studio (PBS in Westwood, owned and operated by the amazing Peter Kontrimas) and lots of other elements to take care of in terms of copyrighting our original songs, buying rights to the cover tunes we're recording, designing the CD jacket, promotion, etc. Upon release, the CD will be available on Amazon, CD Baby, and iTunes. But we look forward to seeing you at our show where you can pick it up in person!

In the studio! - April 27, 2012

We have officially started recording our first CD for sale! We spent today at PBS studio in Westwood and will be back again tomorrow. Thank you to Peter Kontrimas, our wonderful studio engineer! We're very excited and will keep you posted on our progress. Look for news on a CD release party this fall!

Playing 2nd New Year's at Tosca - November 17, 2011

We're so excited to have been invited to perform on New Year's eve at Tosca for the second year in a row. This is a wonderful night at a fantastic restaurant -- the biggest night of the year for them -- so we're thrilled to play a role. We'll play lots of our most popular tunes as well as several new ones. And we'll ring in 2012 with a countdown, Auld Lang Syne, dancing, and lots of other fun in the Wine Room. We hope you can celebrate the New Year with us!

Acton Jazz Cafe show - February 1, 2011

We're thrilled to announce another performance at The Acton Jazz Cafe!  It's a dinner show on Friday, May 13, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  The last one was a blast, so we hope you'll join us and help us sell out this highly-regarded jazz venue once again! 

Sold out Acton Jazz Cafe! - November 12, 2010

We had a blast tonight at Acton Jazz Cafe, where we sold out our debut performance!  We performed a mix of original jazz and jazz/funk tunes, bossa nova and standards with our own arrangements.  Thank you to all who came out to support us!

New Year's at Tosca - October 24, 2010

We are thrilled to announce that the management at Tosca, the beautiful restaurant in Hingham where we perform twice a month, has booked us for their busiest night of the year -- New Year's Eve.  We will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Come ring in the new year with us at this premier Massachusetts restaurant!

New tunes - August 26, 2010

We finished our recording/mixing session today.  Check out the new recordings we uploaded on the Music page!

Recording Session - August 2, 2010

We spent this evening at the recording studio, laying down tracks for our new demo CD.  We'll return to the studio in a few weeks for final mixing.  Thank you, Zac at Night Train Studios in Westford!  Next up...  our CD for sale featuring several band originals.

Acton Jazz Cafe gig - May 14, 2010

We are excited to announce we've been booked to perform at Acton Jazz Cafe this fall.  This is a great step for us, as the establishment is well-known in the jazz world and many big name artists have headlined there.  The gig came about as a result of a few of us from the band taking part in a Sunday evening jazz jam there.  We are committed to bringing in at least 40 people for the performance, which is Friday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m..  Tickets will be available in advance on-line for $10, $12 at the door.  Keep checking the website,  We hope to see you there!

First band original! - April 7, 2010

Last night we debuted our first original as a band during our performance at The Copper Stallion in Sturbridge.  It's called Out of My Comfort Zone.  Our pianist, Steve Travis, composed it.  We ended our second set with it, and I actually had tears in my eyes during the last few notes!  What a great feeling to perform our own song.  And it got a great response from people in the audience.  More originals in the works as we speak...

Wonderful Tosca - February 21, 2010

We had a wonderful time playing our first gig at Tosca in Hingham last night.  A very kind patron who voluntarily promotes the bands that play there via e-mail had fabulous things to say about us and will help bring customers in to listen, eat, drink and dance when we perform!  Yes, come to find out there's a large group of regular Tosca patrons that loves to dance and the restaurant kindly removes some tables in the Wine Room at 10:00 so they can do so!  And we can play a mixture of tempos and styles starting at that hour, so we will continue with a lot of our pop favorites mixed in with the jazz.  The staff at Tosca is very kind and management wants us to play there on a regular basis.  We are very excited and grateful to have found a great new gig.  Thank you, Tosca!

Radio play - January 23, 2010

I was interviewed today as part of the Dining Out show on WCRN Radio, 830-AM, in Worcester.  The hosts and I talked about the band and appreciation for restaurants that host live music, highlighting Tavolino in Westboro.  They kindly played clips of the band's Little Sunflower recording on the air... our first radio exposure. 

New gig in Hingham! - January 19, 2010

The General Manager of Tosca in Hingham called to hire us for our first performance there, which will take place Saturday, February 20.  Though he originally thought he was booked through March when I spoke to him recently, this date opened up and he selected us to fill it!  Tosca is an upscale restaurant on beautiful Hingham Harbor and is considered part of the Boston-area jazz "circuit."  We're looking forward to our Tosca debut, in which we'll play as an all-jazz quartet in the Wine Room.

Hired to perform in Westboro! - January 14, 2010

Today we got booked for a new gig at a new restaurant in Westboro called Tavolino.  We're looking forward to playing on Wednesday, February 3! 

Acton Jazz Jam - January 3, 2010

I sang at the Sunset Jazz Jam at Acton Jazz Cafe this evening with Warren and Steve backing me up along with guitarist Steve Berke and drummer Sergei Ioannisyan from the Cafe's house band for the evening.  What a blast!  We performed Angel Eyes and Little Sunflower and got quite a nice response afterward, including from bass player Bob McHenry who was in the crowd and later performed with some other singers.  It was great to see a man like that, well up in his years, getting up and making incredible music on his acoustic bass and still having a grand time doing so!  We plan to get back to the jam soon.  Thank you, Acton Jazz Cafe, for hosting such wonderful live music!

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