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"DSO.ORG DSO continues Mix @ The Max with local guitar duo ‘Sin Hielo’"

DETROIT, (June 18, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced today that it will continue its new Mix @ The Max series with “Sin Hielo” on Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m. Sin Hielo, a pairing of metro Detroit electric and acoustic guitarists Wayne Gerard and Sean Blackman, combines Detroit’s grit and modern jazz with the heaviness of Flamenco and rock to form a Detroit jazz world music hybrid. Rick Beamon will accompany on percussion as well as other special guest performers.

Hosted in the intimate Music Box space within the Max M. Fisher Music Center, the performance features cabaret-style seating, a cash bar, and complimentary snacks provided by local food and beverage vendors. Mix @ The Max, premiered in April to a full house, is composed of concerts targeting a new generation of patrons. Acts could include music of any genre, including classical, contemporary, jazz and more.

Tickets to Sin Hielo are $25 in advance and $28 at the door, and may be purchased at the Max M. Fisher Music Center box office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit); by calling (313) 576-5111; or online at www.dso.org. Seating is general admission.

About Sin Hielo

Detroit-based musical greats Sean Blackman and Wayne Gerard are individually wildly successful.

But just last year, the two talents joined together to create a unique, powerful Latin/rock/jazz project titled Sin Hielo (pronounced “Sin Yellow”) – and the name represents both the hot sound they have created and the sexy clientele that has jumped on the band’s massive touring party vardo. Sin Hielo is joined by world music percussionist Rick Beamon, known as the best in the business.

Blackman is the household name among music lovers in Detroit. In fact, he’s so popular that when he played his sold-out show at Orchestra Hall, he received a standing ovation before even playing a single note. He’s an award-winning, world music acoustic guitarist who has made his Latin sounds so popular that his concerts sell out based on his name alone.
Blackman has attracted international headlines – from Belgium to Colorado and in-between – as the visionary, composer and leader for the stunning 18-piece theatrical world music production In Transit, Travel the World Through Music & Dance that mixes traditional Brazilian, Armenian and Senegalese sounds with Detroit jazz and funk.
He is known for jaw-dropping, sultry, mesmerizing stage performances, National Geographic documentary compositions, and recently was invited for an exclusive private concert at the US embassy in Berlin.

Electric guitarist Gerard, whose extensive resume includes composing the full score for the motion pictures ‘Waiting On Alphie’, ‘Dream House’, ‘Flowers for Norma’ and ‘The Verdict’, is now writing for the new motion pictures ‘Warsaw’, which is in post-production and ‘Audition’, a comedy for director Juan Reinoso.

Gerard is an accomplished, respected, in-demand recording artist – with his ear to the ground in all new musical sounds, the top names in jazz are constantly seeking his musical expertise, as they together pioneer new sounds. He has recorded dozens of projects and tours regularly nationwide. His solo performances are so strong that he grabs standing ovations from audiences even when legends such as Stevie Wonder and Bob James share the stage with him. Also, an Internet musical pioneer, Gerard was one of the first artists to ever gain more than one million downloads on MP3.com His solo performances stun even the hardest-to-please jazz and rock fans.

Blackman & Gerard’s Sin Hielo is unveiling glimpses of their new album during their summer tour – original pieces of Latin jazz, a unique version of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” and a few other interesting inventions and reinventions. These shows are where the crowd is on their feet dancing to the sexy, summer sounds. www.facebook.com/sinhielo - DSO.ORG DSO continues Mix @ The Max with local guitar duo ‘Sin Hielo’


"DiscoverySeries w/Sin Hielo"

DJ Judy Adams will create a perfect mood for a Sunday afternoon of music…mixing an array of creative artists representing various styles, time periods from around the globe….

Adams’ radio/DJ career began in 1969 paralleling the evolution of contemporary music, as we know it. She introduced Detroit audiences in the early 70s to world music, electronic, contemporary jazz, art rock, reggae/dub and more. This comes to the table in her mixes, which also utilize her knowledge of music theory and composition. She has worked at WRIF and WDET, and is currently at CJAM 99.1. Her work as a composer has been keeping her busy lately and she hopes to have a CD out soon.

The Café will be serving luncheon fare from the award-winning Mudgie’s Deli in Corktown plus special drinks and Judy’s own coffee blend. For more information: JazzCafeDetroit.com. - Jazz Cafe


"Sin HIelo"

Electric & acoustic guitar duo Wayne Gerard and Sean Blackman portray Detroit's grit, modern jazz, flamenco and rock in their music. Together with percussionist Rick Beamon, Gerard and Blackman create a unique, powerful latin/jazz/rock trio titled Sin Hielo. Friday Night Live is presented with the support of DTE Energy Foundation and The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan. - Detroit Institute Of Arts


Discography

Sin Hielo "self-titled", 2013

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Sin Hielo is a new musical project that starts with guitar giants Wayne Gerard & Sean Blackman - and often includes other accomplished guest artists -and tours the nation. The band is based in Detroit, and has created a new sound of Latin/jazz/rock.

Blackman is a powerful, acoustic nylon-string world music guitarist. Gerard is an electric guitarist jazz virtuoso. The third musician, Rick Beamon, who plays jaw-dropping percussion, is known as one of the best in the business.

Blackman and Gerard, who head Sin Hielo, are individually successful, established, award-winning artists.

But just last year, in 2011, the two talents came together and formed Sin Hielo - a unique, exciting Latin/rock/jazz project that quickly caught fire; performing up to a dozen shows a week in just Detroit alone. The band's Spanish name represents both the new hot sound its has created and the sexy clientele that has jumped on the band's touring party vardo.

Blackman & Gerard's Sin Hielo is unveiling glimpses of their new album during their summer shows in Michigan and New Mexico. On the self-titled CD, launching in autumn 2012, they called upon guest artists in the worlds of Flamenco and Detroit electronic (names to be announced soon!). Expect to hear original pieces of Latin jazz, a unique version of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and a few other interesting inventions and reinventions.

Blackman is a household name in Detroit even among those not versed in world music. He took world music, a not-so-mainstream genre, and introduced it the masses of Michigan who continue to devour it. Blackman is so popular among wide-spanning audiences that when he played his sold-out show at Detroit's grand Orchestra Hall, he received a standing ovation before even playing a single note. He's attracted international headlines - from Belgium to Colorado and in-between - as the visionary, composer and leader for the stunning, fast-paced 18-piece theatrical world music production In Transit, Travel the World Through Music & Dance that mixes traditional Brazilian, Armenian and Senegalese sounds with Detroit jazz & funk plus visual imagery.

Blackman is known for sultry, mesmerizing stage performances, National Geographic documentary compositions, and recently was invited for an exclusive private concert at the US embassy in Berlin.

Electric guitarist Gerard, whose extensive resume includes composing the full score for the motion pictures 'Waiting On Alphie', 'Dream House', 'Flowers for Norma' and 'The Verdict', is now writing for the new motion pictures 'Warsaw', which is in post-production and 'Audition', a comedy for director Juan Reinoso.

Gerard is an accomplished, wildly respected, in-demand recording artist – with his ear to the ground in all new musical genres. The top names in jazz constantly seek his musical expertise, as they together pioneer new sounds. He has recorded dozens of projects and tours regularly nationwide. His solo performances are so strong that he grabs standing ovations from audiences even when legends such as Stevie Wonder and Bob James share the stage with him! An Internet musical pioneer, Gerard was one of the first artists to ever gain more than one million downloads on MP3.com. His solo performances stop a room and stun even the hardest-to-please jazz and rock fans.

Shows are festive, with audiences that are interestingly far-reaching. Sin Hielo captures and excites mainstream and upscale audiences -yet their intricate musicianship impresses tough, seasoned jazz critics, jam band fans, world music lovers, creatives and urban crowds - not an easy task! See them live at shows that bring audiences to their dancing feet!