HE2005 Concerts Announced
A benefit concert sponsored by XM Satellite Radio will be held Friday, April 29 at 8pm, with a headline performance by improvisational jazz-funk ensemble Medeski Martin + Wood. Tickets to this special concert are available at www.mooreatix.com—proceeds to benefit the Elf Foundation (www.elfsystems.org).
Recently nominated for two Jammy awards, Medeski Martin + Wood offer up a unique brand of organ-trio jazz-funk. Keyboard player John Medeski, bass guitarist Chris Wood, and drummer Billy Martin are Brooklyn boys at heart. Their 2004 album, End of the World Party, is considered their catchiest to date and was written entirely by the band and studio legend John King, of the Dust Brothers (Beck, Beastie Boys). To learn more, visit www.mmw.net.
The event will also include a live auction of audio and video equipment donated by HE2005 Show exhibitors. The auction and concert proceeds will benefit the Elf Foundation, a non-profit charity that brings music and films to children experiencing extended stays in hospitals across the country.
Other musical performances are free with admission to HE2005 on the XM Café Stage. These performances include:
Friday, April 29
11 am–Noon Robert Silverman Classical Pianist
1–2pm Deanna Bogart Contemporary Blues
3–4pm Kevin Mileski Folk Singer–Songwriter
Saturday, April 30
11am –Noon Kevin Mileski Folk Singer–Songwriter
1–2pm Robert Silverman Classical Pianist
3–4pm Pamela Lewis Contemporary Folk
5–6pm Tony DeSare Jazz Piano & Standards
Sunday, May 1
11am–Noon Tony Ormond Trio Classic Jazz
1–2pm John Atkinson Trio Stereophile's editor and friends
3–4pm Nuttin But Stringz Hip-Hop & Classical
Open to the public, the Home Entertainment 2005 Show is a consumer-electronics showcase featuring the latest in audio, home theater, HDTV, digital music, imaging, and convergence products. Show attendees can check out the XM Café Stage and the Digital Music Lounge, attend free seminars, enjoy live music, attend a DLP movie screening sponsored by Samsung and Texas Instruments, and demo hundreds of components and equipment from such leading industry manufacturers as Acoustic Research, Belkin, Faroudja, Hewlett-Packard, Outlaw Audio, Naim, Polk Audio, Paradigm, Sennheiser, Samsung, Silicon Optix, TTE/Thomson Consumer Electronics, Wilson Audio, and more. Visit www.he2005.com for a complete list of exhibitors.
The Home Entertainment 2005 Show is sponsored by PRIMEDIA's Home Technology and Photography Group: ConnectedGuide.com, Home Theater, Petersen's PHOTOgraphic, Shutterbug, Stereophile, and UltimateAVmag.com.
Home Entertainment Show 2005
Hilton New York Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York City, NY
Dates: April 28–May 1, 2005
April 28 (trade & press only)
Open to the public:
April 29 10am–6pm
April 30 10am–6pm
May 1 10am–5pm
Admission Ticket Prices:
One-day Pass $20/Weekend Pass $37
Trade Pass $18 (valid for four days; credentials required)
Children under 12 are admitted free.
Concert tickets are available for $20 at: (800) 830-3976 ext. 108 or www.mooreatix.com.