SOURCE: TV Worldwide

May 12, 2005 14:40 ET

TV Worldwide Webcast of "Streaming Media East 2005" to Include Live Jay Geils Jazz Concert

Webcast to Feature Legendary Rocker's Jazz Performance Along With Selected Keynotes, News and Interviews With Key Streaming Media Industry Experts Live from Hilton New York at www.streamingmedia.com and www.TVWorldwide.com May 17-18, 2005

CHANTILLY, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 12, 2005 -- TV Worldwide, a fast-growing web-based global Internet TV network and streaming video service provider, announced that it had been selected to webcast the May 17-18 Streaming Media East 2005 conference live from the Hilton New York and would feature renowned rock legend Jay Geils in a special live streaming jazz concert at 6:30 PM ET on the 17th from the Hilton's West Ballroom. The free webcast will feature keynotes and interviews with industry leaders and highlight the latest rich media technology, solutions, issues and news in the streaming sector in addition to the special Jay Geils jazz concert. Premium sponsors for the webcast at press time include Abacast, Limelight Networks, Mirror-Image Internet, V-Brick and the Hilton New York, New York City's premiere destination for work and play. Other sponsors include show organizer Streaming Media.com, Focal Press, KlikVU, Espre Solutions and the International Webcasting Association. Dan Myrick, Blair Witch movie co-creator will be interviewed between concert sets to include a demo from his new streaming webisodic movie release "The Strand," www.StrandVenice.com, launched with TV Worldwide during the company's webcast of the National Association of Broadcasters Show in April.

"We're pleased to again facilitate national webcast participation in this year's Streaming Media East 2005 conference and we thank our sponsors for their support," commented Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TVWorldwide.com. "This event continues to be the pre-eminent forum among industry professionals for issues affecting the burgeoning streaming media sector and the technology that is stimulating rapid growth in this arena. We want to thank Jay Geils and Gerry Beaudoin's jazz group for making this a special event with their concert webcast." Mr. Geils is a member of the TV Worldwide Advisory Board and recently released a new album, "Jay Geils Plays Jazz" in March featuring elements of jazz, blues and even western swing.

Streaming Media East Conference Chairman Dan Rayburn stated, "We're excited to be able to offer portions of the Streaming Media East 2005 conference as a live and archived webcast providing viewers with access to top streaming media experts, speakers, and exhibitors in the streaming sector."

The event will be archived for viewing at www.streamingmedia.com, www.tvworldwide.com and TV Mainstream, (www.TVMainstream.com), TV Worldwide's Internet TV channel for the Streaming Media industry, launched at NAB in April. Participants should log on by 11 AM ET on May 17 & 18 for live and live-to-tape coverage of the event through 3:30 PM ET each day.

About TV Worldwide

As a pioneering global Internet broadcasting and streaming media company, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com ) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels. Each channel serves targeted, special interest demographic audiences worldwide, ranging from the community of people with disabilities to the maritime industry. Fortune 500 companies, 12 federal government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and numerous International Associations, including the National Association of Broadcasters use TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. TVWorldwide.com has been named one of the streaming video industry's "Hottest Streaming Companies" by Streaming Magazine, www.streamingmagazine.com, and CEO Dave Gardy was honored by the magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA), www.webcasters.org.

About Streaming Media, Inc.

Streaming Media, Inc. is a diversified media company serving and educating the streaming media industry and community. Originally founded in 1998, the company was sold by Penton Media to Information Today, Inc. in December of 2002. The business consists of three core areas: streamingmedia.com, exhibitions and conferences, and research and publications. Led by a team of recognized industry experts, Streaming Media, Inc. is dedicated to providing industry professionals and corporations utilizing digital media technology with global real-time news, resources, and services through editorial, discussion lists, feature articles, and much more.

JAY GEILS BIOGRAPHY

Jay Geils needs no introduction to the legion of music fans that made The J. Geils Band one of the leading acts in the history of rock and roll. After a 25-year career with over 10 million records sold, a Grammy nomination, five gold records, one double platinum record, multiple television and movie appearances and tours with The Allman Brothers Band and The Rolling Stones, the band decided to quit at the top of their game with the number one single and number one album on the charts.

Free to pursue his first musical loves -- classic jazz and blues -- and take the period out of his name, Jay teamed with J. Geils band mate, Magic Dick, for two successful blues recordings as the band Bluestime. Tours of Europe, Japan and the United States followed, as well as tours with Jay's longtime idol and friend, B.B King. In 1999, The J. Geils Band re-union tour was the hottest ticket of the summer season, performing once again to sold-out shows in stadiums across the United States. In 2002, their hit single, "Give It To Me," was chosen by the Heineken Beer Company for their television ad campaign in Europe and America.

A fan of jazz since he was a child growing up in New Jersey and Manhattan, Jay would accompany his father to see many of the greatest jazz musicians alive at that time, including Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Steeped in this tradition, Jay teamed with jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin in 1994 and has come full circle. "I started as a trumpet player, but got side tracked by the guitar and the blues and folk revolution sweeping the world in the 1960s," remembers Jay. "I was fortunate to play and record with many great blues and rock musicians including Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, Peter Frampton, Duane Allman and, of course, The J. Geils Band. It was an exciting time in my life, but I look forward to the future performing the music I first loved, classic jazz and blues."

2004 saw The J.Geils Band, "America's ultimate house party," nominated for entry into the prestigious Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. During the summer of that year, Jay also joined his good friend B.B. King onstage for a number of his blues festival tour dates.

"Jay Geils Plays Jazz" is the first solo album from the guitarist, featuring elements of jazz, blues and even western swing on this recording, which he sees as a tribute to his guitar heroes. Guests on the album include tenor sax great Scott Hamilton, Greg Piccolo and Rich Lataille (both former members of Roomful of Blues) and Crispin Cioe (The Uptown Horns) on horns, as well as Gerry Beaudoin on guitar. Beaudoin joined Geils, along with Duke Robillard, on the critically acclaimed 2004 Stony Plain CD and DVD by New Guitar Summit. Covers on the new album include songs by Bennie Goodman ("Wholly Cats"), Bill Doggett ("Honey Boy"), Duke Ellington ("Solitude"), Clifford Brown ("Blues Walk"), and Roland Kirk ("Funk Underneath"). Jay Geils will be performing selected dates at showcase venues and major jazz festivals during the spring and summer.

"Jay Geils Plays Jazz" - Stony Plain Records - Release Date: March 8, 2005
Also available: Jay Geils, Duke Robillard & Gerry Beaudoin - "New Guitar
Summit" CD
Jay Geils, Duke Robillard & Gerry Beaudoin - "New Guitar Summit Live at the
Stoneham Theatre" - DVD

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