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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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Songs We Love: Lizz Wright, 'River Man'

Covering the elusive Nick Drake is rarely successful, but Lizz Wright's smooth, trumpet-accented version of "River Man" has the right kind of self-possession.

Corky Hale On Piano Jazz

The pioneering pianist, harpist, flutist and cellist has worked with Mel Tormé and Billie Holiday.

After 20 Years, New Orleans Band Galactic Lifts Off With New Voices

The band might not have a permanent lead singer, but on the new album Into The Deep, the musicians show just how well they've learned to play with others.

Rio Clemente On Piano Jazz

The pianist's classical training paved the way for a vibrant career in jazz. Hear him perform his composition "Allegria" on this 2004 episode of Piano Jazz.

KCRW Presents: Kamasi Washington

The saxophonist brings his signature sizzle and groove to Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Featured Gig | Jason Rebello Trio – 606 Jazz Club London

A multi-award winner and ferociously talented musician, Jason has been at the forefront of the international music scene for the last 20 years. His extraordinary ability is highlighted by the fact that he was already an established performer by the age of 21, being described by Jazz FM as “[one of] the most gifted and [...]

Festival Flashes from Gent Jazz 2015 (part Two)

By: Peter Beije | Photos: Maurits van Hout This year the Gent Jazz Festival attracted a record number of visitors. During the seven day festival a total of 38,000 visitors were counted. Festival Director Bertrand Flamang was very happy with the fourteenth edition of the festival, which ended up with five sold-out days. He has [...]

How Hugh Hefner And Playboy Changed The Face Of Music

Since the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953, two elements have been remarkably consistent: the first is the celebration of the world’s most beautiful & desirable women and the second is its involvement with music. The Playboy experience was never just about sex—it was about lifestyle. And music—particularly the finest jazz, a personal passion of [...]

Davey Payne | Blockheads and beyond (Part Two) – Page 2

So, who influenced his playing I wondered? Davey elaborates, “When I was 16, I went to a sax teacher in a music shop in Caledonian Road, London. I think it was called George Fierstone’s. The guy used to say, ‘Forget about the right embouchure, just get the low Bb’. Next I went to Leslie Evans [...]

Davey Payne | Blockheads and beyond (Part Two) – Page 3

In 2010 a film was made about Ian Dury, ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll’ and Davey saw himself portrayed on film. He commented, “ the guy – Joseph Kennedy- who played me, was bigger than me and to play me he dyed his hair and lost weight – I used to be ginger [...]

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‘Straight on Red’ Band 

Journeying from Funk to Soul to Jazz and back again - Straight on Red are either diverse or just indecisive. This hot new eight-piece band, whose members hail from Birmingham and London in the UK, have just emerged on the scene with their own unique fusion-style compositions.

Influenced by an eclectic mix of Funk, Prog Rock, Jazz and a smattering of Latino combined with sardonic lyrics, (inspired by the plight of the modern male’s quest for love or its avoidance) - it is an album not to be missed. Think Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, The Brand New Heavies and Santana all in the same band. 

They have recorded 2 albums to date, ‘Straight On Red’ (2012) and ‘Round 2’ (2014), and a number of songs from both albums have had considerable success in various Songwriting competitions in the last 2 years. Across 5 separate competitions (including Indie International, the Hollywood, American and UK Songwriting Contests) they have received a total of 22 placements across 13 original songs. This comprises 4 Category Winners, 5 Finalists, 7 Semi-finalists and 6 Nominations.

The eight members of the band are all talented and professional musicians in their own rights, each with their own, often wildly differing, musical genre preferences, but with a collective love of playing live and creating original material.

“The band has bizarre a mix of musical experience. Between us we’ve done West End musical theatre, taught school music, led choirs, gigged as Jazz musicians, toured in rock bands and recorded as session musicians” says Phil Danter, the band’s founder and main songwriter. “Like a good Whisky, it’s all in the blend - all the influences from our different backgrounds combine to form our unique ‘Straight on Red’ sound.”

Phil Danter adds: “As far as the process allowed, we record live as a group in the studio to keep as much of our live sound as we could. We’re keen to get on the festival / support act circuit so we can play the new material live. Our on-stage interaction with each other and with the audience is as much part of our act as the music!”

The album is available now from the band’s website and via iTunes and Amazon. The albums were recorded at Univibe Studios in Birmingham, produced by Bert Smorenburg/Straight On Red and engineered by Joel Spencer. Tracks were mixed at Smoor Studios in Rotterdam and mastered at Wisselord Mastering.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO PRESENTATION OF
"DREAM ON" BY STRAIGHT ON RED
Visit the official Straight On Red website

Media Enquiries Contact:
Phil Danter:
T: +44 (0)7966 620163
E: phil@straightonred.co.uk
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CLICK HERE TO ENJOY THE VIDEO PRESENTATION OF "FIX YOU" BY NATURALLY 7

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NATURALLY 7 WEBSITE

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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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Bob Dylan in photos, bios and monographs - The books keep a'comin'

His lyrics, initially inspired by Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson and Hank Williams and defying the conventions of pop music, have incorporated political, social, philosophical and literary themes, in the process personalizing musical genres and acquiring an immense listenership, not just in the counterculture, as in the beginning of his career, but in the wider public. He is indeed a superstar and an American artistic icon.

JJA Member Updates: July 2015

Looking for proof that jazz is alive and well? You’ll find the most recent publications and other work reported by the extremely active members of the Jazz Journalists Association after the jump. We never sleep! If you are a JJA member and would like your recent activities included in the next installment of Member Updates, send a brief paragraph beginning[read more]

Jazz Journalists Association Honors Its Own - Recognizing accomplishments in jazz media as well as music

Neil Tesser, Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism honoree, and New York CIty Jazz Hero Kim Clarke, at the Blue Note JJA Jazz party June 16, 2015

Neil Tesser, the Chicago-based jazz journalist, broadcaster, author, educator, former chair of the board of trustees of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and current board member of the Jazz Journalists Association  was … [read more]

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Contact Jaijai today at: jaijai@thejazznetworkworldwide.com to learn how you can be the featured artist and other ways to promote your artistry, artist & business right here in The Jazz Network Worldwide! Join us today and become a lifetime member  and a part of our family of jazz for only $5.00!
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