Jim Samuel Meets Harry Bosch


Contact: John Reneski

Marketing Director


Jim Samuel Meets Harry Bosch

Baltimore, MD, October 21, 2016 – Smooth jazz recording artist, Jim Samuel, is excited to announce that his song NOW THAT YOU’RE GONE, will be part of an audio songbook included with the release of the new Harry Bosch novel, THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE.

The Bosch novels, written by Michael Connelly are among the top selling detective novels sold worldwide and has led to the very popular TV series "BOSCH" from Amazon Studios, starring Titus Welliver in the title role of Harry Bosch."

Connelly’s Harry Bosch, besides being a detective, is a jazz fan who bridges crime solving with listening to charts from jazz masters such as Frank Morgan, Art Pepper and Chet Baker along with contemporary artists like saxophonist Grace Kelly. When Jim was asked about how he became involved with the Harry Bosch novels, he explained: "I have been a Bosch fan for over 20 years. As I was finishing my last album, horn man, Tony Neenan, asked me to write one more song that he could play on the flugelhorn. I imagined a song, the kind of song Harry Bosch would like.” Tony’s request resulted in NOW THAT YOU'RE GONE.

Thinking that Michael Connelly would get a kick out of the evolution of the song (and hopefully like the song) Jim sent NOW THAT YOU’RE GONE to Connelly’s publisher earlier this year. The summer the publisher contacted Jim about an audio songbook, a special feature for the new Harry Bosch novel. Jim stated “I am truly excited about being a part of THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE release; I have been a Bosch fan ever since receiving my first Harry Bosch novel as a Christmas gift."

About Jim Samuel

Jim Samuel started his music career in the 60’s and is a former performer and songwriter with the recording group Bob Brady and the Conchords before playing with Pen Lucy, one of the Mid Atlantic's foremost show groups in the 60's and 70's. The Conchords had hit records including More, More, More of your Love in the U.S. while Everybody's Going to a Love-In was a Northern Soul hit in Europe. Today, Jim Samuel is a successful business owner who rarely played the piano, even for personal satisfaction until a few years ago. Jim has collaborated with artists such as sax great Gerald Albright, guitarist Rob Tardik, vocalist Darryl Walker and horn man Tony Neenan. Jim’s music can be heard on numerous radio stations across the globe and on the web, especially at www.smoothjazz.com. Jim and his family in Maryland.

About Michael Connelly:

Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of twenty-eight novels and one work of nonfiction. Michael has sold over sixty million copies of his books worldwide, he is one of the most successful writers working today. A former newspaper reporter who worked the crime beat at the Los Angeles Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Connelly has won numerous awards for his journalism and his fiction. Michael lives with his family in Florida.

The Wrong Side Of Goodbye was released on October 18, 2016 in the UK and Ireland, on October 24 in Australia and New Zealand, and on November 1 in the USA and Canada.

For more information about Jim Samuel and to listen to his music, please visit www.jimsamuelproductions.com.

For more information about Michael Connelly please visit http://www.michaelconnelly.com


Goal of the release: The goal of the release is to promote Jim Samuel’s Now That You’re Gone and its inclusion in the audio songbook for Michal Connelly’s The Wrong Side of Goodbye to the end that Jim’s music obtains more radio spins and buzz thus introducing Jim’s music to Harry Bosch fans and introducing Michael Connelly’s work to smooth jazz fans across the globe.

Keyword focus: Jim Samuel, Now That You’re Gone, Michael Connelly, The Wrong Side Of Goodbye, Harry Bosch, audio songbook

Distribution channel(s): www.smoothjazz.com, Facebook and Twitter feeds, Jazz Bloggers and Influencers, Wire services: PRWeb.com, PRLog.org, mi2n.com (Music Industry News Network), 24-7pressrelease.com. Baltimore Sun, LA Times, Sirius XM

Additional notes: This press release has broad distribution targets to maximize both digital and terrestrial coverage.

Additional Notes: Now That You’re Gone can be listened to at: www.bit.ly/2eBcP4D










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