|UTAH COUNTY, UT― Members of Y Cycling are getting a
lift from an unusual source. On October 26, pop
songstress Julie de Azevedo will perform in concert at BYU's
De Jong Concert Hall as a fundraiser for the young BYU club.
De Azevedo has performed in a string of benefit concerts,
most recently in a fundraiser for victims of the September
11 terrorist attacks. She also performed on October 4
at the opening of the Special Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Her October 26 concert will be a lighter affair, featuring
tunes from her latest pop offering, HELLO SKY.
Earlier on the day of the concert, de Azevedo will make an
appearance at the BYU Bookstore from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. to
sign copies of that new CD.
Produced in Salt Lake City, this intelligent modern pop
album shatters existing definitions of "local
music" in Utah. Critics are raving about de
Azevedo's songwriting talent and her Salt Lake-based
production team, both of which have previously been
recognized with multiple PEARL Awards.
De Azevedo's music offers "hip groves with timeless
sentiments -- the most inventive production and song
crafting to come from a Wasatch Front artist," says
Dick Diamond from MeridianMagazine.com.
Opening for de Azevedo on October 26 at the De Jong Concert
Hall will be local pop pianist Jared Johnson. On
stage, Johnson adds a new dimension to his music by actually
drumming on the piano with his hands to produce a background
Y Cycling was chartered in fall 1999 with the goal of
promoting the sport of competitive cycling and representing
BYU at competitions around the nation. Since then, the
club has doubled its membership, gained official racing
status from the NCAA and represented BYU at the Collegiate
Nationals in spring 2001. The October 26 concert marks
the second time de Azevedo has taken the stage on behalf of
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $7 in advance, $8 at
the door, and are available at the Harris Fine Arts Center
Download clips from the new album HELLO SKY at