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11th & Grant With Eric Funk

11th & Grant with Eric Funk is the premiere outlet for music performance in Montana, seeking out the state's most acclaimed, accomplished, and pioneering talent. The Emmy winning performance series also devotes significant time to each artist's personal story, insights into their music and their approach to life, ultimately providing a deeper experience than a seat at a concert. Accomplished composer and musician Eric Funk serves as host and artistic director, hand selecting each performer from communities around the state to form a diverse series featuring genres from jazz to classical, country to zydeco, and rock to fusion.

 
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Jeni Fleming Acoustic Trio
 (No. 101)
The Trio is led by Jeni's powerful and honest voice, capable of effortlessly delivering complex classical and modern jazz dichotomies in one breath, breezy folk tunes with a modern twist and vibrant original pop in another. Rounding out the Trio's full-bodied melodies are Jake Fleming, on guitar and saxophone, and Chad Langford on bass. Each accomplished musicians in their own right, both Fleming and Langford add depth to the music while perfectly and intuitively knowing exactly how and when to enhance Jeni's soulful sound. (First Aired Thursday, September 15, 2005)

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jfat_funk.jpgIn 2002 the Trio toured the Midwest for three weeks and recorded their first live album The Trinity Tour. Released in December 2002 the CD showcases the Trio's outstanding musicianship. The Trinity Tour features a variety of styles, pop-infused folk tunes, jazz standards, originals, sacred classics, but in the end, the jazz comes out in every tune. With the material from their second tour, 2003, the Trio released their first studio effort , Things I Meant To Say, Dec. 2003. Both albums continue to be well received, garnering rave reviews and extensive air play on Public Radio stations across the country. Once Around the Sun, their 3rd album and 2nd studio effort was released to a sold out crowd in Dec. 2004, and showcases 5 original tunes written by Jake Fleming.

Jeni Fleming is a graduate of Montana State University, Bozeman, with a Bachelor of Music. She continues to sing and tour with the MSU Jazz Band, and has won 2 Outstanding Soloist Awards at the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival. She has performed 3 years in a row for the annual Jazz Montana Festival, opening for Hilton Ruiz and Dave Valentine in 2000, Nicholas Payton and Tim Warfield in 2001, and Cyrus Chestnut, Gary Bartz, and Stefon Harris in 2002. In 1997 Jake and Jeni recorded their first album together, It Is Well. In 1998 toured for 11 months as a guitar/vocal jazz duo, and were featured on a nationally televised program by the Odyssey Channel.

Jake is also a graduate of MSU, Bozeman with a Bachelor of Music Education. He received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award in 1992 and the Academic Excellence Award, 1994. He made his classical saxophone debut as the winner of the 1994 MSU Concerto Competition. Jake also shared the stage with Jeni opening for Nicholas Payton and Tim Warfield.

In addition to bass, Chad concentrates his efforts on composition. His principal teachers have been Tomas Svoboda and Eric Funk. His short piece "Envoi" has recently been included as part of the ZEPPELIN 2004 Festival’s sound installation "On Agreement and Conflict" in Barcelona and Zaragoza, Spain. His catalog currently contains over 20 chamber works for varying instrumentations including string quartet, piano quintet, brass quartet, and string orchestra. He has also composed music for several short films, and was the subject of the documentary film Moment, an exploration of improvisation in music and dance, which aired on Montana PBS in 1999-2000.


The Jeni Fleming Acoustic Trio
522 West College Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 585-8992

www.jenifleming.com

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11th & Grant with Eric Funk
is proudly supported by these Individuals and Montana Businesses

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To find out how you can support the show that supports Montana artists, contact:
aaron_pruitt@montanapbs.org


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With celebrated host Eric Funk serving as artistic director, the Emmy Award-Winning series 11th & Grant seeks out the best musicians in Montana and invites them into your home, fusing in-depth interviews with state-of-the-art studio performances at KUSM-TV studio, located at 11th and Grant in Bozeman, MT.

Eric Funk was featured in the March/April 2013 issue of Montana Magazine. View the article: "Montana's Music Maker"



11th & Grant with Eric Funk

Directed by:

Scott Sterling & Michael Ballard

Produced by:
Paul "Gomez" Routhier

Audio Director
Gil Stober - Peak Recording & Sound


Executive Producer
Aaron Pruitt

- 11th & Grant is a production of KUSM-TV/MontanaPBS, MSU-Bozeman -


Awards Received

2012 NATAS Regional Emmy
Arts/Entertainment, Program Special
Awarded to Eric Funk, Aaron Pruitt, Paul "Gomez" Routhier, Jeremiah Slovarp, Scott Sterling

2012 NATAS Regional Emmy
Individual Achievement: Director; Live or Live on Tape
Awarded to Scott Sterling

2010 NATAS Regional Emmy
Individual Achievement: Audio
Awarded to Jeremiah Slovarp

2008 BRONZE TELLY
TV Entertainment Category

2007, 2008, & 2009 NETA AWARD
Best Performance Program in a Small Market

2007 EB CRANEY AWARD
Non-commerical Program of the Year

2005 NATAS Regional Emmy
Individual Achievement: Graphic Artist
Awarded to Scott Sterling