Monday, June 8, 2020

JEROME MAZZA OF PROG ROCK'S 'PINNACLE POINT'- THE NEW KANSAS-SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS JULY 21ST 7 PM PT/10 PM ET -BBS RADIO

J E R O M E 
 M A Z Z A
SINGER-SONGWRITER-
MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST-PRODUCER and FRONTMAN 
for PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP
P I N N A C L E  
P O I N T
NEW RELEASE
'SYMPHONY OF MIND'

Jerome Mazza is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of 8, Jerome taught himself how to play the guitar and sing after being
influenced by guitarist and singer/songwriter, Mark Farner of Grand Funk. 
Playing guitar and singing through his teenage years, he joined his first band at age 19 and toured the east coast in various pop and rock bands. Jerome started to write songs at the age of 25 and was very influenced by the rock band, Kansas, whose music combined classical music with progressive rock. 
Jerome with Kansas legend Robby Steinhardt
While honing his songwriting and his singing, he became a session vocalist including singing commercials in Los Angeles for major corporations such as Coors Beer, Pizza Hut, HBO and several publishing firms. 
In 1990 Jerome became the lead singer for the second album from the Christian metal band, Angelica, entitled “Walking In Faith”.  The album ended up being the best-selling Angelica record. Still today, it’s known as one of the best metal albums in Christian music.
In 2015, Jerome recorded a self-titled solo album in the classical pop style. 
In 2016, Jerome became the lead singer and one of the founding members along with Torben Enevoldsen, of the band, Pinnacle Point. 
In 2017, Jerome contributed lead vocals to multiple tracks on Steve Walsh’s fourth solo album entitled “Black Butterfly” which was released on November 10, 2017. 
Jerome sings lead vocals on three songs (Winds Of War, Now Until Forever, Mercy On Me) and duets with Steve Walsh on the single “Born In Fire”. 

The Outlaw Son Album is available everywhere.
Fusing classic hard rock with the complexity of British prog rock, Pinnacle Point revolves around the songwriting abilities of Jerome Mazza (Ex-Angelica) and Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Acacia Avenue, Section A). The two met online and started writing together in the beginning of 2016. Their debut album is entitled "Winds Of Change."
"Pinnacle Point is a rock band whose music blends the sounds of Melodic Rock and Epic, Progressive, Symphonic Rock. The band’s 2017 debut album Winds Of Change climbed the album-oriented rock charts and was voted top melodic rock album of the year for many rock music reviewers. The founding members are American lead singer, Jerome Mazza (Angelica, Outlaw Son solo album, and also featured as guest singer on Steve Walsh’s (x-Kansas) last album "Black Butterfly", and Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Acacia Avenue, Section A)"
Their brand-new album is entitled Pinnacle Point with a release date of July 17th, 2020. 

Order now at 
www.escape-music.net 
or www.jeromemazza.com
and amazon.com
(5) stars





PINNACLE POINT

SYMPHONY OF MIND


Order now
 at www.escape-music.net or www.jeromemazza.com
and amazon.com




Symphony of Mind by Pinnacle Point

From the opening note of their new album "Symphony of Mind", Jerome Mazza and Pinnacle Point will you give you the feeling that you want to "drop the needle on the vinyl". 
The vocals and inspirational lyrics on this album will bring you back to the nostalgic times that are reminiscent of the days of the sound of Kansas,  the early years and the deep cuts before their songs hit the radio stations. 
Jerome takes you on a journey with flawless sound of true progressive classic rock and roll, in the purest form. His voice is penetrating, powerful, yet smooth and tranquil and brings back fond memories of the concert days of the 1970’s and 1980's.
 The symphonic style is hypnotizing and carries its weight throughout the entire album. 
The storytelling is consistent and presents a true message. 
The ebb and flow and the building crescendos will remind you of what has been missing from the classic rock generation for the past decades. 
Congratulations on making us feel we have returned to a place of familiarity that gave us so much pleasure. 

By Rockette S.
The Classic Rock Music Reporter


PINNACLE POINT

WINDS OF CHANGE

the debut album


Purchase 
 at 
www.escape-music.net  www.jeromemazza.com
or amazon.com
                                                

For more information about Jerome Mazza
and Pinnacle Point
visit


JEROME MAZZA
 APPEARS
JULY 21ST 2020
7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO ONE
www.bbsradio.com



MY NEW BOOK IS FINALLY OUT!
ENTITLED
THE
ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
SERIES ONE

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of
the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.
CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY...
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BOOK TRAILER


BOOK REVIEW
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.



Ray Shasho author interview
by Literary Titan


The Rock Star Chronicles uses your interviews with rock legends to humanize them and preserve their contribution to the genre. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I was fortunate to have lived through two of the greatest decades for music. It was a time when radio played incredible music and rock concerts were a bargain and a happening thing to do. Rock groups featured incredibly talented musicians with guitarists and lead singers in the spotlight. There has never been a generation to match that period of music expertise and staying power. I wanted the reader to understand and realize how great a talent they really were and still are. Especially to wannabe musicians and the young. Many of the artists I have interviewed have passed on and others nearing retirement. It was important to me to tell their stories at a vulnerable period in their lives and be recognized as the greatest music legends the world will ever know.

What is one interview in this book that stands out as the most exciting one you had?

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull has always been a rock hero to me. He has written and performed complex music and always had an incredible stage presence. Going to a Tull concert back in the day was a huge event. I will admit the first time I interviewed Ian Anderson I was quite nervous. I remember when the phone rang for the interview, I thought, that’s Jethro Tull calling me! During the second interview I got him to chat about politics, religion, ancestry, and world events. I tried not to ask the same mundane music questions that have been asked of him many hundreds of times. He was intellectual and I was on my best game that day.

What do you think is one thing modern musicians have to learn from the icons of the rock and roll genre?

Bands must perform live. All the legends started performing at school dances, bars, clubs, and anywhere they could be seen by an audience big or small. If they are talented eventually someone will give them a break, but it will not be easy. Having a You Tube video with a lot of page views is a start, but it will never have the impact of playing in front of live audiences.

What do you find is a common misconception people have about music?

People that pay big money to watch an artist lip sync on stage and still call it a great show. Music lovers who go see a legendary rock band and there are no original members in the band. Ringo Starr would never bill himself as The Beatles, instead he created an All-Starr band. All generations need to do a little homework before purchasing expensive tickets to concerts nowadays. My book will certainly help identify who the real legends are.
Music is a universal language that we all share and cherish.

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