Ralf Illenberger


      Lenedra Carroll


      Eddie Barattini


Beyond Words - CD Debut
Ralf Illenberger, Lenedra Carroll, Eddie Barattini in Concert



Sedona guitarist, Ralf Illenberger is joined by gifted local percussionist Eddie Barattini, and vocalist Lenedra Carroll for a exciting musical evening.  Carroll has many notable music credits including major national television performances.  She also has 15 years in the music business, most notably as manager of the pop star, Jewel.  This concert is inspired by their new CD, Beyond Words, a richly satisfying guitar and vocal feast.  “People such as Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Deepak Chopra, have contacted us saying it is their new favorite music, said Carroll”  “The CD is aptly named Beyond Words,” Gloria Steinem remarked. “their music is beyond genre definition, and beyond wonderful.” The concert will be a compelling mix of the lively and the sublime.  Friday, February 17th, 2006, at
7:30 pm in the Great Room.  Tickets are $15.
 

“The Beyond Words CD that inspires this concert was a wonderful surprise that occurred this summer with Ralf,” Carroll mentioned.  “We met at a music jam in Los Angeles and when Lenedra visited Sedona a few months later, we played in my studio a few days just for fun,” Illenberger added.  When we later listened to what we had done, we discovered magic had happened—there were 13 wonderful and completely spontaneous songs there!”

Sedona will be the debut of the CD, which is now pressed but not yet released.  “People such as Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Jon Voight, Deepak Chopra, and Barbara Marx Hubbard have contacted us saying it is their new favorite music,” Carroll mentioned.  Their response has been very heart-warming, we just didn’t expect this.”   “The CD is aptly named Beyond Words,” Gloria Steinem offered.  It is beyond genre definition too, and beyond wonderful.  It’s a richly satisfying vocal and guitar feast.”

 

Ralf Illenberger

Ralf Illenberger‘s mesmerizing compositions have excited a worldwide audience for over 20 years.  His unique guitar mastery bears a timeless quality and as a musical ambassador for Germany he has performed in over 50 countries.  Between  Jazz, Pop, Rock and Classical he always kept his own style of playing and critics everywhere confirm that his albums are some of the best of the genre.  In his mesmerizing performance, Illenberger shows his artistry on guitar with timeless compositions from his latest CDs. 

Illenberger is a long-time Sedona resident with a successful musical career that includes hits in Europe and the US, sales of over 400,000 CDs.  He is known for his lush, unique compositions and his richly layered, masterful guitar stylings.  With 15 CDs, he continues to record and tour in Europe and the US.   He is currently working on a new album.  For more information see Ralf's web site www.ralfillenberger.com
 

Lenedra Carroll

Lenedra Carroll has many notable music credits; she has sung at the Nobel Peace Awards, and for the Pope, as well as many major American television and radio performances and appearances.  In addition, author and artist consultant Carroll, has 15 years experience in the music business, most notably as manager of the pop star, Jewel.

Carroll’s book The Architecture of All Abundance was released in 2001.  She is writing another book, and speaks and writes on a variety of subjects as well as giving a great deal of focus to issues regarding clean water that create the number one health threat worldwide.

“My heart is always in music,” Carroll said.  “Everywhere I travel I gather with undiscovered artists to hear what they are doing, listen to their music, answer questions.  I look forward to this in Sedona as well, so I am hosting a free informal discussion.”  Those interested can check her website, www.lenedracarroll.com, for place and time information.
 

Eddie Barattini

Eddie Barattini was born with the beat in his blood.  At the age of four, his first set of drums ignited his passion for percussion.  The Barattini family encouraged Eddie's natural talent through school bands and years of lessons.  After following the family to Arizona, Eddie moved to Hollywood in 1991 to attend the Percussion Institute of Technology for 1 year.  Augmenting and expanding his drum vocabulary, he became well versed in, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Blues, R&B and Rock.  Eddie played drums on the Richie Havens album titled "Cuts to the Chase" on Rhino Records in 1993.  Eddie continues to hone his craft as a recording artist and as a full time musician.

 

 For further information please contact
 
Sedona Creative Life Center
  928-282-9300

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