SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

October 08, 2007 06:00 ET

The Paley Center for Media Presents "An Evening of Celebration and Song with Peter Cincotti" Wednesday, October 10, 2007

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 8, 2007) - The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) will host "An Evening of Celebration and Song with Peter Cincotti" on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, honoring the career and music of the twenty-four-year-old singer-songwriter-pianist, described by the New York Times as "one of the most promising singer-pianists of the next generation."

In association with Condé Nast Media Group, the invitation-only tribute will feature a conversation between Cincotti and Paley Center president and CEO Pat Mitchell, and will include footage of the artist's influences from Nat King Cole to Billy Joel. Following the interview will be an exclusive concert by Cincotti. The entire evening will be recorded and become part of the Paley Center's public archive of some 140,000 programs.

Cincotti will debut material from his highly anticipated new CD "East of Angel Town" scheduled to be released in the US in 2008, and currently a top five album in France. The new songs reflect Cincotti's brilliant storytelling skills as a keen observer of life around him. The new CD, produced by fourteen-time Grammy winner David Foster, Jochem van der Saag, and Humberto Gattica, is a combination of percussive piano playing blending pop, rock, blues, funk and jazz. It is the artist's first collection of all original material, many of which written in collaboration with acclaimed lyricist John Bettis.

"We are delighted to welcome Peter Cincotti to the Paley Center, and to have the opportunity to record and preserve in our archives an intimate conversation with this rising star so early in his blossoming career," said Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media.

"I am honored to have been selected by the Paley Center to be included amongst such legends," said Peter Cincotti.

Cincotti's life has been infused with music from an early age. The native New Yorker began playing a toy piano at age three and started writing music at age nine. During high school, he regularly performed in clubs throughout Manhattan, and was the youngest performer to ever appear at the legendary Algonquin Hotel. At nineteen, his album reached No. 1 on Billboard's jazz charts.

For further information on Peter Cincotti please contact Liz Rosenberg at Warner Bros./Reprise Records Publicity, 212-707-3256 or liz.rosenberg@wbr.com.

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