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2tone - cindy horstman and michael medina
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"You have a really cool sound" Wynton Marsalis
“I’ve listened to your music and enjoyed it so very much” Dave Brubeck
" Uncommonly creative and thoroughly enjoyable" Jazz Times
CINDY HORSTMAN AND MICHAEL MEDINA’S 2tone blends the magic of the electric Jazz harp and the rhythmic strength of the bass in perfect harmony. The duo creates blends of exciting, smooth, soothing, and sultry music ranging from works by Sting, Pat Metheny, James Taylor, and original pieces as well.
2tone has been touring nationally for 25 years as roster artists for theTexas Commission on the Arts, Arts Midwest, and Arts Northwest .
2tone's nine CDs and concert DVD were produced by Michael Medina and have received rave reviews including a top 20 popular music award on Amazon.com and featured on the front page of CDBaby.
Cindy Horstman has been performing, recording, writing, and arranging for the past four decades. Classically trained, she is the first recipient of a Master of Music degree in harp performance from the University of Texas at Austin and a prize winner in the Lyon & Healy International Jazz Harp Competition.
Cindy co-founded the jazz duo,“2tone”, with bassist Michael Medina, the producer of 2tone's 10 CDs. 2tone has toured nationally for 20 years and their recordings have received critical acclaim on Amazon.com and CD Baby. Horstman’s jazz theory workbook for harpists and her jazz-oriented arrangements and compositions for harp ensembles are very popular with harpists both nationally and internationally, becoming best sellers on the Harp Column Music website. She has given clinics nationwide and recently conducted her ensemble arrangements for the youth ensemble at the American Harp Society convention in New Orleans, the TMEA harp ensemble in Round Rock, TX, and the UT Longhorn Music Camp in Austin, TX, and has recently completed a course on arranging for the harp for a national company, Harp Column Academy.
Cindy is currently teaching harp and conducting a 13 member harp ensemble at Brookhaven College with an emphasis on arranging, particularly in the jazz idiom. Cindy’s latest composition for flute and harp, “Life Aquatic”, won 2nd place in the 2017 Composition Contest sponsored by the American Harp Society – Los Angeles Chapter.
Bassist MICHAEL MEDINA, a native of Beeville, Texas, moved to Dallas in
1978 and graduated from the University of North Texas. Michael owns "First Bass
Productions", a recording production company that produces projects for a wide
variety of artists including 2tone’s CDs. In addition to his work with Horstman,
Medina has done extensive studio work, national and local television and radio spots,
and recordings and performances with various artists including Luis Conte, Andy
Timmons, Ignacio Berroa, Alex Acuna (Weather Report ), Edgar Winter, Gregg
Bissonette, and Lou Marini. Michael is part of the research and development team at
Mesa Boogie involved in creating and perfecting amplifiers for the bass guitar. Michael is currently teaching Audio Engineering at Collin College and is a member of the Allstar band, The Reddcoats, that
includes Andy Timmons, Matt Bissonette, and Gregg Bisonnette.