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Emmy Award-winner Percussionist Emedin Rivera Joins Artists Jill Talve and Dean Panagot on 'Jilly Live' Tour in Brisbane, Australia from 10/17 to 10/20

Three-time Emmy Award-winner Percussionist Emedin Rivera Joins NYC Local Artists in Brisbane, Australia Tour from 10/17 to 10/20
    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, October 14, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Three-time Emmy Award-winner and percussionist Emedin Rivera will join artists Jill Talve ( and Dean Panagot as 'Jilly Live' at the Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove in Brisbane, Australia during the PacRim Stainless 2012 Conference on October 17 through 20. Performances are on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The trio, who has played together for several years, will embark on a trip to Brisbane and will showcase original music as well as popular tunes.

"The 'Jilly Live' tour is the perfect combination of original music and interpretation of classic cover songs," said Jill Talve. "Emedin is the consummate professional who reads the crowd well and keeps them involved and interested. Dean can play anything and fills the room with energy. Both provide solid support that allows me to sing and play my heart out."

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Emedin Rivera started playing the bongos at 8 years old and his passion for music grew exponentially because of his father and uncle who both played in a trio in Puerto Rico. He has a unique and creative ability to incorporate and blend his Latin Caribbean-African influences into a vast array of musical styles. Rivera has won three Emmy Awards - New York: A Documentary Film (2003) directed by Ric Burns, The American Experience (2004), and Picture Perfect: The Stories Behind the Greatest Photos in Sports (2002) for best music. He is also featured in the September 2012 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine.

Born into a Sephardic family, Jill has always been influenced by traditional Jewish music from Spain, Turkey, and Greece. She studied classical music at Manhattan School of Music and at Tanglewood Music Center. A love for opera, she was deeply influenced by songwriters like Carole King and Karla Bonoff. Jill learned to listen to her favorite pieces and play them back almost immediately - by ear. As an infant, her Grandpa Sam sang to her in his native Ladino. When she was three she taught herself to play the piano. At age 7 she wrote her first song. And by the time she was 10, she was exploring Latin rhythms with her Flamenco-dancing aunt. Talve is a seasoned world-traveler frequenting China, India, and other points around the globe.

Jill released her first CD "Take a Walk With Me" in 2007 with Emedin on percussions. Presently she is recording a collection of songs co-written with songwriter Dean Panagot on a project titled "Out of the Blue," in which Emedin also appears, due to release in 2013.

Dean Panagot (bass, guitar, harmonica, vocals) is a versatile musician and prolific songwriter. He released the self-produced "The Journey" in 1999 and co-wrote "Take a Walk With Me" with Jill in 2007. He has collaborated with many artists over the years. Dean is a master carpenter who has designed and built everything from interiors to unique furniture. His artistry is distinct whether it is played and performed or carved out of wood. Dean is currently recording a full-length album of new songs he has co-written with Jill entitled" "Out of the Blue," due to release in 2013.

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