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10/8/2012 9:03:00 AM
Kathy Perry's 'Awake my Restless Heart' CD Release Concert Saturday (With Music)
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry

"Awake my Restless Heart" CD release concert will be on Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., at the Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road in Sedona.

Tickets are on sale now at or can be purchased at Best of Show & Music, 55 Shelby Drive Ste A-8, Sedona, AZ, 928-282-1199. Tickets includes admission, one CD and an after-concert party.

Kathy will play the grand piano and the concert will include songs from the newly released CD and a selection of orchestrated rock songs including Led Zeppelin songs. Kathy is honored to have joining her, the very special guest musicians, violinist Allen Ames and Jonathan Levingston and cellist Courtney Yeates to complete this incredibly talented string quartet. There will be party at Sedona Creative Life Center immediately following the concert for guest to meet & greet the musicians.

Kathy Perry started playing the piano at the age of 7, taking private classical piano lessons. She attended Berklee School of Music to study music theory and started playing in her first rock n roll band. While in Boston, she played with several popular rock bands, including Lizzie Borden & the Axes that toured in New England and the East Coast.

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She moved to LA to study film scoring at UCLA and as part of the film scoring program she had the great opportunity to write music for and conduct numerous orchestras. After moving to Sedona in the mid-'90s, Kathy continued to be active musically, playing in several bands, playback theatre, dinner theatres, comedy shows and wrote film scores for several Zaki Gordon Film Institute student films. As a member of the Artist in the Classroom program, Kathy assists Courtney Yeates, Music Director at the Sedona Red Rock High School with her students.

Kathy has been a Sedona resident for 17 years, involved in community by volunteering for various Sedona non-profit organizations and owns the local store Best of Show & Music.

Courtney Yeates is a classically-trained cellist, as well as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. Ms. Yeates has degrees in Music and Education from Texas State University where she served as principal cellist for three years and was a four-time recipient of the Anton Bek Memorial Scholarship.

She is a professional studio musician, frequently chosen for her fluidity of musical styles and has performed both nationally and internationally in various venues, including television. She has accompanied Grammy Award winning artists in high profile performances as her cross-over abilities range from classical to contemporary pop, punk, rock, blues, jazz and alternative.

In addition to performing, Courtney is a dedicated music educator. Her students and orchestra programs have won numerous awards and UIL Sweepstakes ratings under her direction. She is currently Director of Music at Sedona Red Rock High School and director of the Sedona Youth Orchestra.

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Jonathan Levingston violinist and composer began playing violin at age 7. He has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, performing with prominent orchestras and as a feature artist for prestigious organizations and events. He has performed in genres from hip hop to classical. Jonathan's original works album, "And What Would You Like Me To Play? was released in 2008 and presents an exemplary narrative of the man, his skill and passion behind the music. His next album scheduled for release in 2013.

Allen Ames has performed with almost every musical group using the word Arizona including, The Arizona Opera, Ballet, Pops and Jazz Orchestras, the Arizona Art Ensemble, and the Arizona Roping Rangers. He has played with the Phoenix String Quartet and many other ensembles while participating in the Sedona Chamber Music and Telluride Bluegrass Festivals. His recording credits include albums by William Eaton, Sharon Burch, The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, and R.Carlos Nakai. Performances of his compositions have been sponsored by the Arizona Composers Forum, and he is listed in Wenberg's "Violin Makers of the United States." Allen currently performs with Lyra, the William Eaton Ensemble, Meadowlark, and Mosaico Flam.

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