Jeanne Page

Jeanne Page

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Best selling Mel Bay author, Jeanne Page, transports audiences to another time with music steeped in traditions of old yet ultimately transformed into a high powered style all her own--taking something old, creating something new.

Biography

In 2001, "Hammered Dulcimer Chords" by Jeanne Page became a best seller for Mel Bay Publications and has since become a 'must have' text for any serious player of the instrument. A gifted arranger, Jeanne has also contributed to the national repertoire with her numerous songbooks.

Jeanne's passion for exploration on this ancient instrument has led to an innovative approach of traditional styles such as Celtic, Old-Time and Bluegrass. While the term "virtuoso" has been used to describe her hammered dulcimer performance, award winning vocals supported by the dynamic musicality of her band also contribute to a magical experience at any "Jeanne Page & the Next Chapter" performance.

Jeanne has performed on radio, television, festival main stages and in concert for more than twenty years and has had the honor of being a guest soloist for "The Lord of the Rings Symphony," has jammed on stage with "The Chieftains," and before Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance" extravaganza. She has been featured in the internationally distributed magazine "Dulcimer Player News" and is a regular contributer to Mel Bay's internet magazine "Dulcimer Sessions."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

*Mel Bay Publications Bestselling author of four books-three more due for release in 2005.

*Inclusion in Mel Bay's special edition book, "2000 Hammered Dulcimer: Solos by the World's Finest Hammered Dulcimer Players"

*Guest Soloist: "Lord of the Rings Symphony"

*Featured in the internationally distributed magazine "Dulcimer Players News," and the "International Folk Harp Journal."

*Regular Author for Mel Bay's Internet Magazine "Dulcimer Sessions."

*Jammed on the Popejoy Hall stage with the world-renowned Irish band "The Chieftains,"  fiddling legend "Vassar Clements" and performed for notables such as Country/Western star Holly Dunn & actor Lou Diamond Phillips.

*Pre-show Performance for Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance" extravaganza at the Journal Pavilion.

*Event Director and Co-Founder of the Albuquerque Folk Festival.

*State Champion Vocal Contest at the Santa Fe Old Time & Bluegrass Festival

*Award winner in the SongWriting Competition at the Santa Fe Old Time & Bluegrass Festival

*Completion of a year long song writing project with the Harping for Harmony national organization resulting in the earned title of "Millennium Harper of New Mexico's Story in Song."

Discography

"Times Gone By"
"The Next Chapter"

Set List

Solo Performance includes:
Celtic tunes such as "Tommy's Tarbuka's" "Coffee" and "Tam Lin;"
Old Time tunes such as "Hangman's Reel" and "Kiss Me Quick, Papa's Comin';"
Bluegrass tunes such as "Jerusalem Ridge" and "Rawhide;"
Popular tunes such as "Classical Gas" and "Malaguena;"
Original tunes such as "Dust Devil," and "Santiago;"
and more!