Mandoki Soulmates – Wings Of Freedom
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MANDOKI SOULMATES ANNOUNCE “WINGS OF FREEDOM” CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY AT THE BEACON THEATRE ON JAN. 29 IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2018 GRAMMY® WEEK TO BENEFIT THE MUSICARES FOUNDATION
ALL-STAR LINE-UP OF ROCK AND JAZZ MUSIC LEGENDS TO INCLUDE
LESLIE MANDOKI, BOBBY KIMBALL (TOTO), JOHN HELLIWELL, MARK HART, CORY HENRY, CHRIS THOMPSON (MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND), NICK VAN EEDE (CUTTING CREW), RANDY BECKER, BILL EVANS, TILL BRÖNNER, AND KLAUS DOLDINGER
New York, NY – November, 2017 – ManDoki Soulmates (www.mandoki-soulmates.com), led by world-renowned German-Hungarian musician, producer, and songwriter Leslie Mandoki, today announced the “Wings of Freedom” post-GRAMMY® charity concert on January 29, 2018 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The ManDoki Soulmates are a stellar band of GRAMMY®-winning rock and jazz music greats including Leslie Mandoki, Bobby Kimball (Toto), John Helliwell and Mark Hart, Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Klaus Doldinger (Passport), Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew), Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, Till Brönner, Cory Henry, and Julia Mandoki. The “Wings of Freedom” concert will benefit the MusiCares foundation, which supports members of the music community in need.
Tickets are $35 to $126 and available trough Ticketmaster. For more information about the ManDoki Soulmates visit www.mandoki-soulmates.com
The ManDoki Soumates embody the creative spirit of the 1970’s, when artists were striving not only for individual virtuosity in musical expression but also for unlimited and unrestricted individuality and freedom.
“We couldn’t be more excited to debut the American leg our ‘Wings of Freedom’ concert series in New York City,” says Leslie Mandoki, leader and founder of ManDoki Soulmates. “We are a group of musical rebels and idealistic freethinkers who continue to endeavor to be authentic and honest, and support common global values for free people in a free and tolerant world. Notwithstanding the pervasive talk about what divides people, we choose to focus on what unites us, the human race. This is the spirit of the ManDoki Soulmates.”
For 25 years, Leslie Mandoki has united these legendary icons of Anglo-American rock and jazz-rock in the “ManDoki Soulmates” band, recording new music and performing live. These are the best of the best, combining sophisticated and progressive rock roots with modern jazz influences, along with fresh interpretations of classic hits from individual Soulmates. Hot off the heels of the band’s European “Wings of Freedom” tour where the supergroup performed to sold-out crowds at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, L’Olympia in Paris, Berlin Concert House, Palais des Festivals in Cannes, and Sziget festival in Hungary (25th Anniversary Concert), the ManDoki Soulmates will make their US concert debut in New York City during the 60th annual GRAMMY®-Week.
In June 2017, at the Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale (MIDEM), the world’s largest international assembly of the music industry in Cannes, France, Mandoki Soulmates were awarded with the MIDEM 2017 Achievement Award for the concert tour “Wings of Freedom.” The award was given to Leslie Mandoki and his Soulmates for drawing attention to the values of a free and tolerant Europe with their music, and for building bridges between different cultures as the core concepts of the tour. In May of 2017, Mandoki received the “Medal for Extraordinary Merits for Bavaria in a United Europe” to honor his commitment to a unified Europe and the message of the “Wings of Freedom” concerts.
“Sixty years ago, TIME magazine named the Hungarian Freedom Fighter ‘Man of the Year.’ Their story, their fight, and their longing for freedom in 1956 inspired me to spread the message of freedom to others with the power of music. This spirit gave us the title of our concerts because as we all know, dreams can only fly on the wings of freedom,” says Leslie Mandoki.
ABOUT THE MANDOKI SOULMATES
Leslie Mandoki founded the concept group ManDoki Soulmates in 1992 with such acclaimed musi
cians as Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Jack Bruce (Cream) and jazz-rock star Al Di Meola. In addition to these luminaries, for more than two decades the ManDoki Soulmates band has united legendary icons of Anglo-American rock and jazz-rock in a remarkable lineup including David Clayton-Thomas, Chaka Khan, Chris Thompson, Steve Lukather, Nick van Eede, Eric Burdon, Nik Ker- shaw, Greg Lake, Randy and Michael Brecker, Bill Evans, John Helliwell, Mark Hart, Tony Carey, Mike Stern, Midge Ure, Anthony Jackson, Victor Bailey, Pino Palladino, Paul Carrack, Cory Henry, Peter Frampton, and Jon Lord. Over the last 25 years ManDoki Soulmates has released 10 albums of new recorded music in Europe and played scores of concerts.
The Recording Academy’s charity MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for members of the music community in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with dignity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. This concert is in celebration of the 2018 GRAMMY® week to benefit MusiCares.
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