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"Give each beat its full value" ~ 'Chubby' Jackson
This year we celebrate the 9 year anniversary of The Jazz Network Worldwide! I do hope that it is a work that has been looked at as my art and contribution to jazz and its forward movement. In dedication to my father "Chubby" Jackson, you won't find me stopping anytime soon for I'll continue to create with no negatives as my father would say.
I just integrated a new network under The Jazz Network Worldwide umbrella.
The Not Just Jazz Network, where we find the best of the best in all genres that integrates their artistry with jazz. There is much to do and create, so its presented with class, dignity and an innovative flare in keeping this art form moving forward.
I’m looking to open our horizons, be a place where festivals come to see what is new and exciting in the world of jazz and its booking capabilities. Its up to us to show the marketplace what a real jazz festival can be with talent that makes sense to be on a jazz stage. I’m all for variety music festivals, showcasing the various genres, but what I don’t stand for is other genres booked on these festivals that have nothing to do with jazz, singing their R&B hits from the 90’s. Wrong.
Only through my heritage do I get my fuel, I need for those of you from other genres that would like to be a part of this quest to join us in the 'great place to hang' and share who you are…let’s hear your musical integration of jazz your way!
That is my quest for 2017 and beyond so jazz festivals will consider just that, where it honors the artistry of all who improvise their hearts and were inspired by Jazz.
The Jazz Network Worldwide would like to thank
for creating the music for the NOT JUST JAZZ promo.
Vocalist Jesse Campbell has gifted The Jazz Network Worldwide with his rendition of "Christmas Time Is Here" from the 1965 TV special 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.'. Writer's: Lee Mendelson, Vince Guaraldi. Get your free download here and leave a comment and share with your friends.
Ray Brown Jr Shines On New International Jazz Recording
SRI Jazz is proud present a new album by Ray Brown Jr, cementing his place as one of the leading jazz vocalists performing today. Called a cross between Billy Eckstein and Al Jarreau, Ray Brown Jr. is the heir - apparent to the title of the best smooth jazz vocalist of our time and is the “Featured Artist” on the label’s website www.srirecords.com
His new album is simply titled “This Is Ray Brown Jr .” , as it showcases this superb artist as he glides through thirteen creative renditions of classic jazz and blues songs combined with Ray’s warm and charming vocals making it this one of the best vocal jazz albums of the year.
Ray is one of those rare journeymen singers who, like his famous Mother (Ella Fitzgerald), is more at home performing than anywhere else. Most recently he has been working non - stop throughout Europe , Australia and the Ukraine (where this album was recorded) to sold out shows of adori ng audiences with a terrific band of talented musicians who are thrilled to be working with this amazing artist.
“This Is Ray Brown Jr ” was recorded at Fonia Recording Studios, Lviv, Ukraine during March & August 2017 with engineer Yuriy Melnik . Ray’s band of veteran musicians included Yuriy Seredin on piano, Andrew Arnautoff on bass, Frank Parker on drums, Dimitry Kovalenko and Vlad DeBriansky (on loan from the American Music Academy) on guitars, Bogdan Humeniuk on saxophone and Andy Valentine on percussion.
“I’ve worked with some of the greatest names in Jazz and I’ve worked with Ray for many years and, as far as I’m concerned, this is Ray’s best work. This album is the culmination of the talents of Ray Brown Jr. and his years of non - stop performing. The man just keeps getting better as he is never satisfied and always wants to improve. This album ranks up there with his critically acclaimed SRI Jazz duets album, Friends And Family ”, stated Shelly Liebowitz, veteran producer and label President .
SRI Jazz, SRI Records and Flamingo Jazz are all part of SRI Label Group, celebrating twenty years of providing quality, collectible Blues, Jazz, Country and Rock & Roll from major artists past and present. As one of the first websites on the internet to offer great new and collectible music, srirecords.com has established itself as a music pioneer on the internet. With industry veteran Shelly Liebowitz at the helm, SRI has strived to provide a standard of excellence in the world of music.
Christmas Time Is Here - Single by Drivetime
“Evergreen" includes four seasonal songs that range from elegant and ethereal, to sensitive and powerful, with an overall theme of the staying power of love. Beginning with two secular holiday songs, title track ”Evergreen” and “Winter Wind” follow each other in a story of anticipation and longing. Third is a very wonder-filled, down-tempo “Angels We Have Heard on High,” leading into the last year’s favorite, the majestic “Little Babe.” This project is so unusual and beautiful, and again I credit my incredible collaboration with Aaron Zinsmeister, producer of all and co-writer on the title song “Evergreen,” for helping me bring it to life.
Evergreen is a soft delivery of a whisper-type lyrical essence inspired with evergreen dreams of love. It has a motion-picture ambiance coupled with a pop-rock-folk ballad ensemble graced with a holiday backdrop of dreams coming true.
Winter Wind encompasses celestial bells caressing lyrics of solitude and reflections of light, another selection of Pop-rock-style with strings and vocals.
Angels We Have Heard On By gives off an angelic presence with soft prayer-like vocals, echoing joy with jazz piano licks sprinkling through a soulful rendition that exudes honor of the season and its reason that clearly inspires this heavenly song.
Little Babe, is a song from a mothers heart, filled with loving lyrics, angelic strings, and vocals that are deeply rooted in a symphonic landscape filled with ethereal strings and African rhythms. A beautiful blend of musical art forms. ~ Jaijai Jackson
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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