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Helen Bruner & Terry Jones New Video Dance Shout Turn Around with Joe T. Vannelli premiers in Milan, Italy - October 27, 2015

Grammy® Festival At Sea - June 25, 2014

 

 

HELEN BRUNER & TERRY JONES ADDED TO

GRAMMY® CHAPTER STAGE LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR

GRAMMY FESTIVAL AT SEA: WOMEN WHO ROCK,

SETTING SAIL NOV. 4 – 8, 2014

 

Second Stage Experience Will Highlight Emerging Talent from

The Recording Academy®'s 12 Chapter Cities Across the United States

and Will Feature Artist Panel Discussions and Workshops 

Previously Announced Performers for GRAMMY® Festival at Sea: Women Who Rock

Include Mindi Abair, Shawn Colvin, Estelle, Skylar Grey, Emmylou Harris, Heart,

Indigo Girls, and Joan Osborne

GRAMMYFestivalatSea.com

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 24, 2014) — A GRAMMY® Chapter Stage has been added to enhance the experience of the GRAMMY Festival at Sea: Women Who Rock, a four-day music festival at sea which will set sail Nov. 4 – 8, 2014, in conjunction with Norwegian Cruise Line — the official cruise line of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Awards® — and produced by Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea. The GRAMMY Chapter Stage will spotlight emerging and established talent from each of The Recording Academy's 12 Chapter cities around the country, as well as feature panel discussions and workshops with participating artists and other music professionals. Previously announced artists for the GRAMMY Festival at Sea include Mindi Abair, Shawn ColvinEstelleSkylar GreyEmmylou HarrisHeartIndigo Girls, and Joan Osborne. Sailing from Miami aboard the beautiful Norwegian Pearl, this inaugural GRAMMY Festival at Sea will offer guests the opportunity to celebrate GRAMMY-winning and/or -nominated women who rock, while sailing to Grand Bahama Island and Nassau, Bahamas.

 

For updates and additional information about the GRAMMY Festival at Sea, please visit the GRAMMY Festival at Sea's social networks on Twitter(@GRAMMYFestatSea), FacebookInstagram and Pinterest. For a glimpse of the GRAMMY Festival at Sea experience, go to http://youtu.be/-45tHmRwUy4.

 

Selected by The Academy's Chapters to represent their respective regions, artists on the GRAMMY Chapter Stage highlight a wealth of musically diverse styles, and reflect the "women who rock" theme. The Chapter Stage lineup includes:

 

Atlanta:                                          Sonia Leigh

Chicago:                                         Anne Harris

Florida:                                           Tayler Buono

Los Angeles:                                    TBA

Memphis:                                        Deering & Down

Nashville:                                        Victoria Shaw

New York:                                       TBA

Philadelphia:                                    Helen Bruner & Terry Jones

San Francisco:                             Thao (from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down)

Pacific Northwest:                            Fly Moon Royalty

Texas:                                               Erin Ivey

Washington, D.C.:                            Maimouna Youssef

 

With no shortage of music and live performances on board, guests can also look forward to other fun activities hosted by these chart-topping ladies, as well as one-of-a-kind opportunities to interact with the artists while sailing.

 

Guests on the GRAMMY Festival at Sea will visit Grand Bahama Island and Nassau in the Bahamas. Known as one of the most family friendly islands in The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island is a nature enthusiast's dream, with several easily accessible nature-based activities. Kayaking, airboat eco-adventures, dolphin experiences, and bike tours are just a handful of the adventures waiting for guests in this Bahamian paradise. On the island of Nassau, Bahamas, guests will be guided by palm-lined streets to sandy beaches, duty-free shopping, delicious local fare, and more. This Bahamian capital is rich with history and culture and home to several museums, conservation centers, and art galleries.

 

In addition to all of the activities and entertainment offered aboard the GRAMMY Festival at Sea, guests will also be able to take advantage of Norwegian Pearl's 19 dining experiences, 13 bars and lounges, outdoor pool, hot tubs, expansive spa and fitness center, and much more. Guests also are invited to visit the outdoor rock climbing wall, shoot hoops on the sports court, bowl a few frames in the ship's bowling alley, or try their luck in the Pearl Club Casino. Norwegian Pearl features a wide range of stateroom categories, from the perfectly appointed inside staterooms to luxurious penthouse suites in the ship's exclusive complex, The Haven.

 

This highly anticipated music experience is now on sale. Prices start at $800 per person based on double occupancy; taxes and fees of $225 are added on a per person basis. For additional information, please visit www.grammyfestivalatsea.com.

WINNERS Of OUR BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE FREE ITUNES DOWNLOAD CONTEST! - January 2, 2013

CONGRATS TO!!!!

 

Walter Brooks

Sade Athens

Jason Adams

Mia Cox

Trisha Young

Kevin Wagman

Reece Lesley

Jevon Reynolds

Alison Downing

Clarice Murry

Helen & Terry Interview and Video Premeir on Radio One WRNB 100.3 FM - November 9, 2012

Check Out Helen Bruner & Terry Jones Live In Studio Performance on Radio One's Mo's House on 100.3 FM and Radio One premier of the Official Helen Bruner & Terry Jones video

"Beautiful You Are"

Click Here To Listen & View: Helen & Terry on Radio One WRNB FM

August 8, 2012

For Immediate Release

 

 

GRAMMY® WINNING DUO  HELEN BRUNER & TERRY JONES  SHOOT VIDEO WITH EMMY WINNING PRODUCER RODNEY WHITTENBERG

 

(Philadelphia, PA) August 8, 2012, Grammy® winning duo Helen Bruner & Terry Jones have just wrapped up shooting  their video for Beautiful You Are off their album Hollyhood which held the #1 spot for five consecutive weeks on the Official UK Soul Charts 2011 released on the Philerzy Productions label. 

Bruner & Jones chose Emmy® winning Rodney Whittenberg to direct Beautiful You Are because of the treatment he sent them for the video and his attention to detail . "Rodney's approach to the song was fresh and different from the other treatments we received, which we loved" said Helen.

The video was shot in 2 days in the duo's hometown of Philadelphia.  "Without giving away too much of the concept I would say there may be some controversy with a few of the scenes" said Terry.  Bruner & Jones selected Beautiful You Are off the Hollyhood album because it is a crowd pleaser at their live shows but more importantly it has been talked about in the media that the love ballad has left the building in r&b. The duo wanted people to know true classic r&b ballads are alive and well.   The video for Beautiful You Are will be released on September 30, 2012.

 

 

PHOTO'S FROM THE VIDEO SHOOT

Helen Bruner & Terry Jones

Helen Bruner, Max Vernon (cast member), Terry Jones

 

Helen Bruner & Terry Jones

Glam Squad, Larry Valentine and Kysha Woods getting Terry ready for her shot

 

 

 

 

Helen Bruner & Terry Jones with

 

Kysha Woods touching Helen up before her next scene

 

 

 


Parent's Choice Award - May 31, 2012

Parents Choice Awards

Grammy Award winning album All About Bullies...Big and Small, that features our song Get To Know Me wins a Parent Choice Awards! Kudo's to every artist, producers and songwriters on this project, smiling proudly!

All About Bullies

Helen & Terry Help The National Adoption Center! - February 29, 2012

Helen Bruner & Terry Jones work with National Adoption Center

GRAMMY® WIN - February 16, 2012

Helen Bruner & Terry Jones 2012 Grammy Red Carpet

GRAMMY® WIN FOR BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM ALL ABOUT BULLIES... BIG AND SMALL WHICH FEATURES GRAMMY NOMINATED DUO HELEN BRUNER & TERRY JONES AS ARTIST, PRODUCERS AND SONGWRITERS FOR THEIR SONG "GET TO KNOW ME" 

 

GRAMMY Winning Children's CD "All About Bullies...Big and Small" - 100% Nonprofit Children's CD Benefitting  PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) /The National Center for Bullying Prevention  

 

(Philadelphia, PA) February 13, 2012,  The 54th Annual Grammy® Awards winners were announced on February 12, 2012 from Los Angeles at the Staples Center and All About Bullies...Big and Small comes away with a big win for Best Children's Album.  Grammy® nominated r&b duo Helen Bruner & Terry Jones song Get To Know Me produced, written and performed by Bruner & Jones is featured on the Grammy® winning All About Bullies…Big and Small.

 

All About Bullies...Big and Small  is a 37 track album featuring an eclectic group of artist and producers from classic rock to R&B with the E Street Band's Steve Van Zandt, Blue October to Bruner & Jones focusing on the topic of bullying. All About Bullies.. Big and Small was created from the heart with 100% of the profits going to the non-profit organization PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights.) PACER is responsible for October being National Bulling Prevention Month.

All About Bullies Grammy Win

CONTEST WINNERS TO SEE HELEN & TERRY IN NEW YORK - February 6, 2012

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our contest to win 2 tickets to see us in NEW YORK  at the legendary club SOBS on January 25, 2012.  The answer to the question "What Song Is Number 8 On The Hollyhood Album?" was Let You Go.

The Winner from our Newsletter:  Damion Wylie

The Winner from our facebook page: Jonell Mccoy

 

CONGRADULATIONS!!!


GRAMMY® NOMINATED R&B DUO HELEN BRUNER & TERRY JONES ARE FEATURED ARTIST ON THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS NOMINATED CHILDREN'S ALBUM - December 2, 2011

Grammy Nominee

 

For Immediate Release


GRAMMY® NOMINATED R&B DUO HELEN BRUNER & TERRY JONES ARE FEATURED ARTIST ON THE 54th ANNUAL  GRAMMY® AWARDS NOMINATED CHILDREN'S ALBUM, ALL ABOUT BULLIES... BIG AND SMALL FOR THEIR SONG "GET TO KNOW ME" 

 

GRAMMY Nominated Children's CD "All About Bullies...Big and Small" - 100% Nonprofit Children's CD Benefitting  PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) /The National Center for Bullying Prevention 

 

(Philadelphia, PA) December 2, 2011,  The 54th Annual Grammy® Awards nominations were announced on November 30, 2011 and Grammy® nominated r&b duo Helen Bruner & Terry Jones song Get To Know Me produced, written and performed by Bruner & Jones is featured on the Grammy® nominated Best Children's Album All About Bullies...Big and Small.

 

All About Bullies...Big and Small  is a 37 track album focusing on the topic of bullying in a clever way, featuring an eclectic group of artist from classic rock to r&b with the E Street Band's Steve Van Zandt, Eric Brazilian to Bruner & Jones.  All About Bullies was created from the heart with 100% of the profits going to the non-profit organization PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights.) PACER is responsible for October being National Bulling Prevention Month.

 

"Bullying is an epidemic in America in many age groups and we thought if we could do something to help prevent bullying in our small way would be great and for the cd to be Grammy nominated is really cool" said Terry. "When one of the team of producers Steve Pullara asked us to be a part of the All About Bullies project we jumped at the chance to write, produce and perform a song for the cd and we are super excited to be a part of the Grammy nominations again" said Helen.  When nominations were announced for the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards, Bruner & Jones basked in an emotional triple treat:  The late Soul Legend Linda Jones (Terry's mother), Terry Jones and Helen Bruner all earned a GRAMMY® nomination for Baby I Know, off the Linda Jones album Soul Talkin for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, produced by Bruner & Jones. 

 

Bruner & Jones are currently on tour supporting their explosive collaboration with aggressive soul siren ChinahBlac  a remake of  the iconic Labelle classic, What Can I Do For You? and their album Hollyhood which remained #1 on the UK Official Soul Charts for 5 consecutive weeks.   

 

For more information on Helen Bruner & Terry Jones visit: www.helenandterry.com

For more information on All About Bullies..Big and Small visit: www.allaboutbulliesbigandsmall.com

 

 

Media Contact:

Lena Jenkins

Philerzy Productions

www.philerzy.com

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ABOUT PHILERZY PRODUCTIONS

Established in 2002, Philerzy Productions located in Philadelphia Pa, a multifaceted music company customizing music for artist, film/tv, brands, ringtones, ringbacks, gaming.  Philerzy Productions clients include Paramount Pictures, Showtime Television, Hybrid Films, Sony Music, EMI, A&E Networks and a list of others.  Visit www.philerzy.com for more info.

 

Helen Bruner & Terry Jones Nominated for A SoulTracks Award For Best Duo or Group - October 20, 2011

We are happy to announce that we have been nominated for a

SoulTracks 

Award for

Best Duo or Group

If you want to check out the other nominees click below

SoulTrack Awards Nominees

Helen Bruner & Terry Jones Selected To PennPat 2012 Artist Roster - September 6, 2011

          NEWS

For Immediate Release: September 6, 2011

Contact: Denise Buczko, Development and Marketing Manager

215/496-9424

denise@pennpat.org

 

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces
2012 PennPAT Artist Roster 
135 of Pennsylvania's Finest Performing Artists

 

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced the 2012 Artist Roster for its Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT) program. The 2012 Roster is comprised of 135 outstanding and diverse performing artists and ensembles, including 33 dance companies/solo dance artists, 84 musicians or music ensembles, and 18 theater artists/groups and storytellers. Twenty-four (24) of those artists are new to the roster in 2012, including 14 first-time Roster Artists.

 

A list of the 2012 Artist Roster is available here. Detailed profiles of each 2012 Roster Artist, including audio or video clips, will be available on our website in early November 2011.  

 

PennPAT increases opportunities for professional performing artists to obtain successful touring engagements. PennPAT Roster Artists are eligible for a variety of grants, services and support related to touring. Direct grants to artists include Technical Assistance Grants, which support projects that improve marketing and tour management capabilities, and Strategic Opportunity Grants, which support travel costs for international touring engagements that represent a strategic opportunity for the artist to expand his/her future touring ability. All 2012 Roster Artists are eligible to apply for these grants beginning January 1, 2012.

 

PennPAT also generates earned revenue for Roster Artists by supporting touring engagements with presenting organizations in the mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia), as well as Ohio. The first deadline for presenters to apply for funding for an engagement with a 2012 Roster Artist is February 15, 2012, for projects scheduled between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2014. The guidelines and application are available at www.pennpat.org.

 

PennPAT accepts applications from Pennsylvania artists who wish to be included in the Artist Roster every year. This year applications were due June 1, 2011. A multidisciplinary panel of performing arts professional reviewed the applications and recommended artists based on artistic quality and touring readiness. Panelists included: 

  • Rob Bailis, Director, ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
  • David Gonzalez, Performer, Rain Art Productions, New York, NY
  • Marsha Hogan, Director, Willow Grove Branch, Settlement Music School, Willow Grove, PA
  • Joshua Kohn, Programming Manager, National Council for the Traditional Arts, Silver Spring, MD
  • Claire Porter, Choreographer/Performer, Portables, Teaneck, NJ
  • Doug Richards, Professor of Music/Founder of Jazz Studies Program, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA  

The panel recommended that 24 artists and ensembles be added to the current roster, including 5 dance companies; 16 musicians or music ensembles; and 3 theater artists. One hundred and eleven (111) artists included on the 2011 Roster were automatically renewed for the 2012 Roster, following staff review in January 2011. 

Helen Bruner & Terry Jones and ChinahBlac Remake The Labelle Classic - August 9, 2011

For Immediate Release



GRAMMY® NOMINATED DUO AND AGGRESSIVE SOUL SIREN PAY HOMAGE TO LABELLE


HELEN BRUNER & TERRY JONES AND CHINAHBLAC REMAKE THE LABELLE CLASSIC 

"WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU"

 

(Philadelphia, PA) August 9, 2011, Grammy® Nominated duo Helen Bruner & Terry Jones and Aggressive Soul Siren ChinahBlac have come together to remake the Labelle classic What Can I Do For You to be released on September 13, 2011 on the Philerzy Productions label. 

Bruner, Jones, and Blac wanted to pay homage to the iconic Labelle and chose What Can I Do For You because it was a fan favorite and the lyrical content is so timely for what is going on in the world today.  "On one of our late night calls I came up with the idea of the three of us recording the song and Helen & Terry said okay come on lets do it, said Chinah. When Ms. Sarah Dash of Labelle found out the ladies covered the Labelle classic she tweeted  Helen & Terry "I know you Owned It. Looking forward to hearing it. Call me when you have the listening party."  "We were so honored when we received that tweet from the legendary Sarah Dash" said  Terry.  

The ladies keep the continuity of the original song while adding their own style.  " We wanted to stay close to the 1974 original and just update the textures and sounds to 2011, said Helen.  The ladies wanted to get as close to the Labelle sound sonically so they called on recording engineer Craig White who recorded & mixed songs for the 2008 Labelle reunion album Back To Now, to help assist in mixing the remake. What Can I Do For You is produced by Bruner & Jones while all three ladies share vocal production credits.  

Bruner, Jones and Blac will tour together to support the release of What Can I Do For You and their current individual projects Helen Bruner & Terry Jones cd Hollyhood and ChinahBlac's cd Introducing Eugenia Shata . On July 30, 2011 the ladies gave a surprise performance at the  6th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival  in Newark, NJ to a crowd ten thousand  plus who continued to scream for more.  On September 13, 2011 Philerzy Productions along with co-sponsors  DJ Qua from 98.7 Kiss Fm and Let's Get Em' Entertainment will present the What Can I Do For You  release party at the Key Club in downtown Newark, NJ.  Bruner, Jones and Blac will take to the stage to perform and DJ Qua will serve as the host for the evening .  Get ready for Helen Bruner & Terry Jones and ChinahBlac remake of the  Labelle classic What Can I Do For You!

Indie Soul Documentary Taped For The Black Caucus Film Festival - July 12, 2011

The documentary Indie Soul a film by Chakka Reeves which follows the artist life of Helen Bruner & Terry Jones will have it's first viewing at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation  Film Festival in Washington DC  September 21 - 24 2011.  The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation was so impressed with the trailer for Indie Soul they accepted the film.  Helen & Terry have also been asked to perform for the festival. Check out the Indie Soul  trailer below.

Helen & Terry on NBC's Music Box - June 29, 2011

Helen Bruner & Terry Jones perform on the new show Music Box on NBC Nonstop. The producers asked Helen & Terry to perform for the tv show which premiered July 1, 2011 in Philadelphia.  Music Box is an MTV style unplugged with interviews.  Music Box will run all through the summer. Check your local listings. 

Helen & Terry Come Together with Chinah Blac - May 17, 2011

Helen Bruner & Terry Jones have join forces with soul rocker Chinah Blac to remake the Labelle classic "What Can I Do For You"  The ladies will also produce the record to be released in September 2011.  As an added bonus there will be a couple of house/dance remixes for the ladies house music fans.

FIVE WEEKS AT NUMER 1 - December 14, 2010

WE ARE FIVE WEEKS AT #1 on the Official UK Soul Charts!

UK Soul charts Five WeeksAt Number 1


4 Weeks At Number 1 - December 7, 2010

We are happy to report we have remained in the top spot NUMERO UNO (#1) four weeks straight on the Official UK SOUL CHARTS!!!! Here is the fourth week chart!  CHECK US OUT!!!

Dec 5 2010 UK Soul Charts

Helen & Terry on the NBC 10 Show! - November 27, 2010

Helen Bruner & Terry Jones will be on NBC 10 Show! in Philadelphia on December 17, 2010!

If you are interested in being in the audience here is the link http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/shows/10-show/Be-In-Our-Audience-55395377.html


Don't forget to tune in at 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time!

Helen & Terry 7 of Top 10 on Cd Baby - October 24, 2010

7 of the the TOP 10 songs on CD BABY Philly Soul Charts are off our album HOLLYHOOD for 2 weeks in a row!

Check it out Below!!! 

 

CD BABY PHilly Soul Chart Top Ten

NEW ALBUM HOLLYHOOD September 28,2010 - August 27, 2010

For Immediate Release

 

 

GRAMMY® NOMINATED ARTIST HELEN BRUNER & TERRY JONES SLATED TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM HOLLYHOOD 

ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2010

All Songs Written, Performed and Produced by Helen Bruner & Terry Jones 

 

 

 

Grammy® nominated artist, producers, #1 songwriters, and innovators Helen Bruner & Terry Jones welcome you to the world were the urban chic live and the neighborhood is the walk of fame, with their new album release HOLLYHOOD (Phil’erzy Productions) on September 28, 2010. 

 

Bruner & Jones have placed themselves in the driver’s seat, writing, producing, performing and evening mixing Hollyhood.  The duo has crafted songs that tell a story from falling in love to falling on drugs. Inspired by the well crafted songs by r&b greats, songs on Hollyhood tells stories of your everyday folks.

“ We wanted to write songs that reflect what we see and hear everyday in our neighborhood where the people are fabulous and urban, said Terry.  Hollyhood is the culture of the urban chic and we wanted to put some those stories to music which deal with, relationships, substance abuse, work and paint a picture of the Hollyhood we know and love, said Helen.”       

 

Bruner & Jones will brand Hollyhood with the introduction of the Hollyhood Fashion Line on the same date as the release of their album on September 28, 2010, the line will feature, tees, handbags, caps, and jeans ( available through Philerzy Productions website). “One of the things we love is fashion so why not do a Hollyhood fashion line that works with the styles we want to wear for our urban chic lifestyle.”  Bruner and Jones will perform on the Indie Soul Sistah Tour to support  Hollyhood the first show kicks off in Philadelphia on October 13, 2010 at World Café Live other 2010 dates & cities include , November 5, Newark, NJ (Key Club), November 21,Santa Monica CA (Zanzibar), and December 8, New York (SOBS), more dates to be announced. 

 

CHANGE OF ABLUM RELEASE DATE - June 5, 2010

VIDEO UPDATE ON CHANGE OF ALBUM RELEASE DATE!

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