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Join the Penn Family on a musical journey through the decades...Featuring vocals by Dixie and each of the girls - Vaughan, Elaine, Elizabeth and Georgianna...and of course George on saxophone.

This very special CD represents the first time the Penn Family has recorded an album together. It's also extra special as it features the brilliant Dave Fox on piano, Neill Clegg Jr. on flute and saxophone, George Penn on saxophone, Greg Thymius on clarinet, Jim Brock and Vaughan Penn on drums/percussion.

Includes: ~ Pennies From Heaven ~ Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man ~ Summertime ~ The Nearness Of You ~ Besame Mucho ~ I Don't Know Why

Recorded @ Traffic Sound Studios Produced By Vaughan Penn & David Rhyne 2019 Meepers Music Records

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Meet The Penn Family

George & Dixie Penn  |  Performing together since the late 1950's, 18 year old sax player, George, met young jazz singer, Dixie Hendrix, while performing together on the Russ Carlton Orchestra at the Carowood Club in Collinsville, Va. They fall in love and have four girls who all perform together today! With their busy individual production schedules, they are fortunate to come together several times a year for their "REUNION" shows. Penn Family Music celebrates the music of the Great American Songbook.  

Elaine Penn | A singer-songwriter. Her uplifting lyrics embody the Posi philosophy; recently, being awarded Honorable Mention at PosiFest 2018, along with co-writer Nancy Pitkin. As an executive coach and entertainment producer, she is able to use her music as a platform of motivation and inspiration. She is a lyricist, vocalist, entertainer, and coach and will inspire you with her ability to find the best in you.  

Liz Penn | With the vocal dimensions of jazz, music theatre, and swing, Liz brings a bold and entertaining approach to the Great American Songbook. Liz gains her muse from vocalists and entertainers alike, channeling inspiration from Bette Midler, Julie London, Rosemary Clooney, and Judy Garland. Liz began singing with Penn Family Music at age 13. It was in those early years that she developed her inner heart beat for swing and knew the stage was her home.  

Georgianna Penn | A featured vocalist with the Greensboro Big Band and the Mike Day Swing Machine. She is a graduate of Greensboro College, has performed at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and is a freelance writer.  Her performance career spans tv and stage, performing as a background artist on such shows as ER and Friends. She serves as the Public Relations Manager for Penn Family Music and Penn Duo - featuring Georgianna & Liz.  

Vaughan Penn  |  A North Carolina American singer-songwriter, producer, recording-artist... Vaughan's original music has been featured over 155 times in Film & Television, including: Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS LA, The Hills, Laguna Beach, Showtime's L-Word, Californication, Nurse Jackie, Weeds and many more.

The Penn Family Thanks You For Supporting Our Love Of Music Over The Years...We Hope You Enjoy This CD!”

Musician Bios

Dave Fox - Piano | The music of composer and pianist Dave Fox includes solo piano compositions, instrumental jazz, blues, and eclectic pop and rock. Fox has collaborated with a wide range of well-known musicians, including Frank Gratkowski, Melissa Reaves, Eugene Chadbourne, Scott Sawyer, Bruce Eisenbeil, Mike Wezolowski, Wally West, Ron Brendle, Greg Hyslop, and Kenny Soule. Since beginning his recording career in 1999, he has released five jazz recordings and one rock/Americana album to critical acclaim. 

Neill Clegg - Sax, Clarinet, Flute  | Neill Clegg has always been serious about music, especially jazz. During his time working at Harvey West Music in the late ‘60s, he was motivated to begin study the art from a saxophonist who played for Nat King Cole. In 1983, he returned to Greensboro to become the director of the jazz program at UNCG until 1985. He also taught jazz and classical woodwind at the Greensboro Musical Academy for nearly a decade. Today, he teaches saxophone and clarinet in Greensboro College’s music department, and is the director for the George Center for Honors Studies. 

Matt Kendrick - Upright Bass  | Composer/double bassist Matt Kendrick is a North Carolina native from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After attending the North Carolina School of the Arts in his hometown, Kendrick moved to New York City, where he played in a variety of avant-garde jazz groups.  He then moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, to study with renowned jazz educator Jerry Coker at the University of Tennessee and to perform with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Kendrick returned to Winston-Salem in 1981 and has since been a leader in North Carolina’s jazz scene.

Greg Thymius - Clarinet | A true "New Yorker", Greg has been playing woodwinds on Broadway since 1998, Greg has performed in The Lion King, Frozen, Miss Saigon, Kiss Me Kate among many others. Most recently Greg was the featured Clarinetist in Kiss Me Kate and performed as a woodwind doubler in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Jim Brock - Drums/Percussion  |  A proven innovator in the world of drums and percussion. Within his forty five year career he has appeared on literally hundreds of recordings with artists such as Joe Walsh, Joan Baez, Kathy Mattea, Joe Cocker, Janis Ian, River Phoenix, and James McMurtry. With five solo recordings and a DVD entitled The Nature Of Drumming, 

Jim Has traveled the world extensively with performances on The Tonight Show, A Prairie Home Companion, and multiple appearances on The View, Good Morning America, just to name a few. Among these include a concert at the White House for President Clinton in 2000. Most recently, Jim was asked to compose the music for the documentary “The Spirit of Sacajawea”. For this work he is the recipient of the prestigious Telly award, and has currently been nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Composer.

Recorded/Engineered/Co-Produced By David Rhyne @ Traffic Sound Studio - Dallas, NC

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