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Geoff Alpert’s New Album Open Your Heart Will Make You Fall In Love With The Trombone Again

Geoff Alpert’s new album Open Your Heart is one for the ages. It isn’t your average smooth jazz album. It’s a smooth jazz album that has a contemporary vibe, funky tunes, and of course it has Geoff Alpert himself showing off his talent with the trombone! Really making his music stand out of the crowd, and drawing that crowd in!

Although the album is rooted in smooth jazz, Alpert utilizes many different styles, which results in a dynamic and engaging musical fusion.  The album is accessible to many and will appeal to those who love smooth jazz as well as those who love funk, pop and many other styles.  The album features the solo trombone, which is also a refreshing change from the more conventional solo instruments of smooth jazz.

If you haven’t yet, you can listen to the album on iTunes, CD Baby  and Amazon.

Be sure to keep up with Geoff on Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation and his official website www.GeoffAlpert.com for any updates.

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Jim Peterik ’s jazz band Lifeforce will rock the Milwaukee Summerfest Stage before The Eagles and Loverboy perform.

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Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce jazz band featuring American Idol’s Mindi Abair and Leslie Hunt are set to rock the stage at the Milwaukee Summerfest!

Lifeforce will perform on the ULine Warehouse Stage starting at 5PM on Sunday, July 7th. They will be in good company, as The Eagles and Loverboy will both be performing later on that evening. Lifeforce will delight their fans with this Summerfest performance and will certainly gain some new listeners. 

Lifeforce recently released a deluxe edition of their album “Forces at Play.” The remastered album is a two-disc set featuring bonus tracks and a total of 32 incredible jazz artists. The band is currently being played on over 20 radio stations worldwide! 

To learn more about the Lifeforce band, visit their website here at:www.jimpeterikslifeforce.com 

You can listen to and download the new album on iTunes here:http://bit.ly/ForcesAtPlayDERemasterediTunes

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Jim Peterik ’s Lifeforce with American Idol ‘s Mindi Abair & Leslie Hunt Will Rock in Concert at Milwaukee Summerfest!

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Jim Peterik and his jazz band Lifeforce, featuring American Idol’s Mindi Abair and Leslie Hunt, will be performing at Milwaukee Summerfest.  The band will perform on the ULine Warehouse Stage Sunday, July 7th at 5pm.  Lifeforce will be in good company, as The Eagles and Loverboy will both be performing later on that evening.  Lifeforce will delight its fans with this Summerfest performance and will certainly gain some new listeners.  The band is currently being played on over 20 radio stations worldwide!

Lifeforce recently released a deluxe edition of their album “Forces at Play.”  The remastered album is a two-disc set featuring bonus tracks and a total of 32 incredible jazz artists.  Contributors joining Peterik on the record include:  Buddy Guy (on the Grammy award winning track “Vehicle” included from an earlier time while Jim was a part of “Ides Of March”) and new Lifeforce contributors: Steve Oliver; Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special), Mindi Abair (American Idol); Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale (Acoustic Alchemy); Blake Aaron, Jessy J, Marzette Griffith, Lisa McClowry, Sijay, David Pack, Steve Eisen, Steve Cole, Chieli Minucci, Nick Colionne,  Mike Cichowicz,  Alex Ligertwood (Santana); Ariel Engelbert, Christian Cullen, Ed Breckenfeld, Jeff Lantz,, Khari Parker, Klem Hayes, Larry Gray, Mike Aquino, Richie Davis, The Ides of March Brass, Thom Griffin, Tim Bales and Zoey Engelbert, each bringing their own unique style to the superstar group.

To learn more about the Lifeforce band, visit their website here

You can listen to, download, or order the album on iTunes and Amazon

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Jim Peterik ’s Lifeforce Jazz Band Featuring Mindi Abair Will Rock the Stage at Milwaukee Summerfest

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Jim Peterik’s jazz band Lifeforce will delight their fans, and will certainly gain some new listeners, with a stellar performance at the Milwuakee Summerfest.  Lifeforce will be in good company, as The Eagles and Loverboy will both be performing later on that evening.  Lifeforce, featuring American Idol’s Mindi Abair, will rock the ULine Warehouse Stage starting at 5PM on Sunday, July 7th. 

Lifeforce recently released a deluxe edition of their album “Forces at Play.”  The remastered album is a two-disc set featuring bonus tracks and a total of 32 incredible jazz artists.  Lifeforce is currently being played on over 20 radio stations worldwide!  Contributors joining Peterik on the record include:  Buddy Guy (on the Grammy award winning track “Vehicle” included from an earlier time while Jim was a part of “Ides Of March”) and new Lifeforce contributors: Steve Oliver; Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special), Mindi Abair (American Idol); Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale (Acoustic Alchemy); Blake Aaron, Jessy J, Marzette Griffith, Lisa McClowry, Sijay, David Pack, Steve Eisen, Steve Cole, Chieli Minucci, Nick Colionne,  Mike Cichowicz,  Alex Ligertwood (Santana); Ariel Engelbert, Christian Cullen, Ed Breckenfeld, Jeff Lantz,, Khari Parker, Klem Hayes, Larry Gray, Mike Aquino, Richie Davis, The Ides of March Brass, Thom Griffin, Tim Bales and Zoey Engelbert, each bringing their own unique style to the superstar group.

To learn more about the Lifeforce band, visit their website here.

You can listen to, download, or order the album on iTunes and Amazon.

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Grammy Award Winning Songwriter Jim Peterik to Release New Remastered, Deluxe Edition of Lifeforce Jazz Album: Forces at Play

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Musician Jim Peterik has written eighteen Top 10 hits, and three of those songs, “Vehicle,” “The Search Is Over,” and the Grammy (C) winning “Eye Of the Tiger” (theme from Rocky III), made it all the way to No. 1. Peterik is also responsible for many of the hits of .38 Special, including “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up In You,” and “Rockin’ Into the Night.” His songs have been featured worldwide in countless movies, television shows, sporting events and commercials.

 Peterik has now put together a stellar lineup of 15 talented musicians to create LIFEFORCE, a smooth jazz band that rocks.  The band is set to release a Remastered Deluxe Edition of the band’s most recent album, “Forces at Play,” on May 7th.  “My message and mood is positive and uplifting,” Peterik said. “Much like the theme of ‘Eye of The Tiger,’ I feel that visualization of your desired outcome is the first step to actualization. This theme, as well as making sure we appreciate and maximize each day, runs through my songs.” 

To learn more about the Lifeforce band, visit the website here at: www.jimpeterikslifeforce.com

 “Forces at Play (Deluxe Edition) [Remastered]” will be officially released on May 7th, but right now the album is available for pre-order on iTunes.  You can also hear clips of the album’s great tracks on iTunes and Amazon.

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“Eye of the Tiger” Rock Songwriter Jim Peterik Shifts Gears With Jazz Album “Forces At Play”

Grammy award-winner Jim Peterik has been responsible for eighteen top ten hits, including his three number-one songs “Vehicle,” “The Search Is Over,”
and “Eye of the Tiger”. Peterik has co-written songs for the likes of 38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackhawk, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, Cathy Richardson, Van Zant, Brian Wilson, REO Speedwagon and The Beach Boys.

The songwriter has now expanded his talents to a smooth jazz project, Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce. “My message and mood is positive and uplifting,” Peterik said. “Much like the theme of ‘Eye of The Tiger,’ I feel that visualization of your desired outcome is the first step to actualization. This theme, as well as making sure we appreciate and maximize each day, runs through my songs.”

Lifeforce consists of fifteen talented musicians. To learn more about them and their involvement in Lifeforce, visit the website here.
You can download music from the Lifeforce album on iTunes  and Amazon

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“Eye of the Tiger” Rock Songwriter Jim Peterik Shifts Gears With Jazz Album “Lifeforce”

Grammy award-winner Jim Peterik has been responsible for eighteen top ten hits, including his three number-one songs “Vehicle,” “The Search Is Over,” and “Eye of the Tiger”. Peterik has co-written songs for the likes of 38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackhawk, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, Cathy Richardson, Van Zant, Brian Wilson, REO Speedwagon and The Beach Boys.

 The songwriter has now expanded his talents to a smooth jazz project, Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce.

“My message and mood is positive and uplifting,” Peterik said. “Much like the theme of ‘Eye of The Tiger,’ I feel that visualization of your desired outcome is the first step to actualization. This theme, as well as making sure we appreciate and maximize each day, runs through my songs.”

 Lifeforce consists of fifteen talented musicians. To learn more about them and their involvement in Lifeforce, visit the website here

 You can download music from the Lifeforce album on iTunes and Amazon 

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