Carol Jones, concert artist, teacher and corporate executive, began her career at age 16 with her debut concert in Covina, CA. on the Bleick Wurlimorton Pipe organ and soon afterwards in Los Angeles, performing at the Wiltern Theatre’s pipe organ. Carol attended California State University, Fullerton, majoring in music while continuing to concertize, to teach private keyboard students and manage the sheet music department for Hansen Publications at Wallich’s Music City, West Covina, Ca. She continued as a private student with the great George Wright. During the following 27 years, she has performed 200-250 concerts each year in every major market in the free world. As a concert artist, she represented a number of major keyboard manufacturers such as C.G. Conn Ltd, Yamaha International, Lowrey Organ Corp., Technics, Panasonic, General Music, S.p.A, and Kimball Corp.
As the author of several music books of arrangements, 10 recordings, 2 performance videos and several learning/teaching videos, she has been recognized by the music industry and by the general public for presenting products of the highest quality. In 1985, Carol was inducted into “Who's Who in the West”, “Who’s Who in American Women”, “Who’s Who in America”, and “Who’s Who in the World”! Carol has been featured on the covers of various magazines serving the music industry 10 times. In 1999, Carol joined the Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation as sales manager/product specialist to the Western United States including California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado. At the urging of many close music industry friends including Rosemary Bailey, Chuck Wright, Wally Brown and Desi Nelson, Carol purchased a Roland AT800 recently and is once again enjoying playing. Carol lives in La Quinta, California.
A Message from our friend Rosemary Bailey
My dear friends, March 15, 2021 As I watched our president’s message last evening, I started to feel positive about the future for the first time in a long time. Although over 500,000 of us have died of Covid-19 this past year, yes, there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel…at last! But it’s definitely not a done deal. All of us still need to do the right thing to not only protect ourselves but to make sure those close to us are not infected or worse. Please remember, it’s not quite over just yet. The world population is still in a fierce battle to beat this thing. So I respectfully ask those who are planning to attend the Palm Springs festival to do your part by getting vaccinated against this horrible virus. Most of us know people who are deceased as the result of this killer…..my niece for one. But this was early on in the scenario when folks weren’t informed about the danger of ignoring the guidelines to remain healthy.
However now we all know what each of us needs to do to ensure our safety and that of others. We are about to begin approaching various artists who will be performing for us in October. They will be informed of a Covid-19 vaccination request at that time. Desi and I don’t anticipate any problem with this due to the responsibility of our team. We ask the same from our event attendees. After all, no one coming to the Springs should have concern about exposure to the virus in a crowd environment….that’s just not fair, is it? Instead, our extravaganza 2021 should be a welcome relief from the boredom of this past year. Make it possible for ALL of us to feel confident of our safety while finally being surrounded by so many of our musical friends. Please…get your shots. And thank you for being a responsible member of the Desi’s Music family. Can’t wait to see you all again. Rosemary Bailey
a note from our friend - Christian Alessio - from france
Dear friends, It's true, we are at a point in the pandemic where the light is appearing at the end of the tunnel ... even if it is a little shaky ... In all countries around the world, the anti-Covid-19 vaccination is underway, and all the governments have understood that it is the only weapon to win this war : vaccinate ... vaccinate ... always and again vaccinate ... 7 days a week ... 24 hours a day. I myself will be vaccinated at the end of this week! During the confinement periods we were all able to play our favorite companion, this magnificent Music Atelier organ! You may also have noticed that I use the Desi's Music Extravaganza website to post my videos or other artist videos that may be of interest to you. I also invite anyone who wishes to post on this site to make it more alive! Finally, I look forward to seeing you all again this year, I hope, to celebrate together our musical and friendly passion finally found! I miss you all !
We are fine ! We are still partially confined with a 6 p.m. curfew; the situation is not explosive but still worrying. Doctors are pushing to strictly confine the country, but our President is resisting and trying to manage without going through it because there are too much collateral damages with the full confinement. The vaccine process is very slow in France, today only 7% of french people received the first dose ! !My wife received her first dose of vaccine, and I expect to have mine in one to two months. We were able to spend a few days in our house in the south of France with our grand daughter, in the sun! Now, back to Paris area, and near to the organ, at work ! And you ? Kisses from France ! Hope to see you this year ... cross our fingers ! Christian Alessio
ENJOY VideoS BY OUR FRIEND Christian Alessio FROM FRANCE
The Lonely Shepherd
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