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The Jazz Network Worldwide is dedicated with love to my father,
jazz legend bassist "Chubby" Jackson for his contribution to jazz and entertainment.
~ Jaijai Jackson

 

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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

Buster Williams

 

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Dot Time Records announces the signing of UK based guitarist Maciek Pysz.

In 2010, he established his current trio with drummer Asaf Sirkis and bassist Yuri Goloubev leading to his successful 2013 debut release “Insight” (33 Jazz Records). “Insight” received rave reviews and firmly established Maciek as a promising artist that should not be ignored. His compositions are known for their cinematic quality and his performances for [...]

SNJO swings towards its 20th anniversary

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Live Review | Fund Raiser for UNPREDICTABLE – A film about Terry Day

By: Sammy Stein Over the course of an evening which started at around 8.30 and went on late into the evening 14 or so musicians got together in varying combinations for 10-15 minute slots of free improvisation. What resulted was a mix of improvised music, some of which was of the highest calibre. The musicians [...]
 

Collective ‘Sasha’s Bloc’, Featuring Guest Vocalist Jane Monheit and Conceived by Bassist Alex Gershman, Sets Heart on Fire Album Release for March 17, 2015

A Big Jazz Band Sound, Featuring Original Music That Hearkens Back to the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s; An Upbeat, Modern Embrace of an Era That Gave Us the Music and Stage Presence of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, Count Basie and More

With the upcoming release of their second album, Heart On Fire, due out March 17, 2015, jazz collective Sasha’s Bloc aims to solidify their growing presence on the U.S. music scene with an original album that hearkens back to the Big Jazz Band sound of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, and to a performance style that evokes such seminal acts as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and more. 

An intriguing ensemble founded in 2012, Sasha’s Bloc is an amalgam of varied artists, nationalities and experiences, all fueled by bassist and songwriter Alex Gershman to deliver a sound that is consistently big, boisterous, full of spirit and rich in everything that makes jazz linger as an American phenomenon. On Heart On Fire, Gershman is honored to have Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit perform on multiple tracks. Listen to audio samples, here:

https://soundcloud.com/sashasblocheartonfire/sets/heart-on-fire-sashas-bloc/s-qSSL6

The group has built a name for itself in recent years via multiple sold out concerts at the key Jazz Clubs in Los Angeles, including Catalina Bar and Grill, Vibrato and Vitello’s. Gershman’s goal, via the group’s successful performances and now on Heart On Fire, is to create a signature sound for Sasha’s Bloc that he describes as “fresh, well-developed and above all lyrically progressive.” Citing Fats Waller, Scott Joplin and Duke Ellington as primary examples, Gershman comments, “My hope is that the Sasha’s Bloc will help bring these great American cultural achievements to modern life and contemporary audiences.”


The group’s core nonet is comprised of Nora Rothman, vocal; Brandon Fields, saxophone; Alex Budman, saxophone, clarinet; Kye Palmer, trumpet, Bob McChesney, trombone; Kevin Winnard, drums; Steve Cotter, guitar; Andy Langham, piano. Guest artists on the upcoming album include: Jane Monheit, vocal; Alvin Chea, vocal; Patrick Tuzzolino, vocal; Princess Fortier, vocal; Glynis Leflore vocal; Octavia Pace vocal; James Lum, banjo; Jason Fabus, accordion; Marc T. Bolin, Tuba. Gershman plays upright bass and electric bass. 

Each track on the album is an Alex Gershman original, written with the goal of evoking this aforementioned, distinctive era in the evolution of jazz. Gershman collaborates with Bob McChesney on songs 1 and 10, and with Bob Garad on song 4. Music arrangements are by Elliot Deitch, with vocal arrangements by Bob Garad. The CD is produced by Joe Diblasi, with sound by Mauricio Gurrero, and package design by Yana Bannikova.

From the band’s website:

With a big-band sound that recalls the vibe of New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band infused with the Blues, a hint of Gypsy Jazz, contemporary jazz and swing, Sasha’s Bloc have been playing to sold out shows across Southern California for the past two+ years and have developed a loyal following across the country.

 

Formed in 2012 by bassist Alexander Gershman, who hails from Moscow, Sasha’s Bloc is an eclectic mix of musicians focused on the revival of the jazz culture of the 1920’s and 30’s, combined with the adaptation of modern jazz original compositions. 

Visit: http://sashasbloc.com

For more information about Sasha’s Bloc, to receive a review copy, or to set an interview with Alex Gershman or other band members, please contact Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions:  323-806-0400 or chip@mileshighproductions.com 

CLICK HERE TO ENJOY THE VIDEO PRESENTATION

 


Mark your calendar and save the dates – April 24-25, 2015. You will not want to miss out on this GREAT weekend of Live Jazz and Art! The Katy Jazz Festival is once again proud to offer world renowned professional jazz artists, student jazz groups, and professional visual artworks during this weekend Festival. Supported by the City of Katy, in partnership with the Katy Independent School District, come enjoy a merge of jazz education, jazz entertainment, and visual art nestled 35 miles away from the bustling traffic of Houston, Texas!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL

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MARCUS MILLER MAKES HIS BLUE NOTE DEBUT
WITH MARCH RELEASE OF AFRODEEZIA
 
ALBUM INSPIRED BY MILLER’S ROLE AS UNESCO ARTIST FOR PEACE &
SPOKESPERSON FOR SLAVE ROUTE PROJECT
 
LEAD SINGLE “HYLIFE” RELEASED + ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY;
MILLER ANNOUNCES FIRST LEG OF U.S. TOUR DATES IN MARCH
 
Afrodeezia is available on iTunes and Amazon.
 
For more information contact Cem Kurosman at Blue Note Records
(p) 212.786.8634 (e) cem.kurosman@umusic.com
 
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Chubby Jackson helped popularize the the 5-string C bass, was responsible for bringing be-bop jazz to schools all over the country, and also had the first American jazz band to tour Europe after WWII. He appeared in numerous movies and TV shows featuring the grand masters of Jazz.

Chubby performed and recorded with Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gilllespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Red Norvo, Buddy Rich, Charlie Parker,Terry Gibbs, Ben Webster, Raymond Scott, Bill Harris, JJ Johnson, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, just to name a few.

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Anat Cohen's Roots Of Rio

The genre choro — the New Orleans jazz of Brazil — has long fascinated Cohen, a jazz-trained clarinet and saxophone player. Her new quartet Choro Aventuroso modernizes the music's rhythms and forms.

Ingrid Jensen And Steve Treseler Play Kenny Wheeler

The late, distinctively melodic jazz trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler was quietly influential to generations of musicians. From the Pacific Northwest, two acolytes reimagine his catalog.

'Remembering Marian McPartland: A Celebration' On Piano Jazz

Tony Bennett, Barbara Carroll, Bill Charlap, Chris Brubeck and more pay tribute to the grande dame of Piano Jazz.

The Best Of Jazz Night In America, Season One (So Far)

From huge auditoriums to tiny basements, living legends to rising stars, watch highlights of the webcast, featuring Wynton Marsalis, Pedrito Martinez, Robert Glasper, Johnny O'Neal and Lou Donaldson.

Behind The SFJAZZ Collective's Original Approach To Joe Henderson

For this season, each member of the all-star octet representing the San Francisco jazz institution wrote a new piece for the band, and rearranged a work by a saxophone master.

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