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Jaijai Jackson 

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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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Pamela Hines On Piano Jazz

The pianist brings nuance and impressive technique to a set that includes two of her original tunes, "Porridge" and "A Stone."

Pokey LaFarge On World Cafe

Hear LaFarge mix old-time jazz, blues, ragtime and string-band music from the past century.

Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' In Concert

"I wanted my music to change the world," says the Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus associate. Watch the saxophonist's legitimately epic triple-album come to life with his band, a choir and strings.

Songs We Love: Miles Davis Quintet, 'Gingerbread Boy' (Live At Newport)

Hear a newly unearthed recording of the Miles Davis Quintet from the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.

Jamie Cullum Wants You To Hear These Jazz Tunes

The best-selling pianist also hosts a jazz show on BBC Radio 2. He joins NPR's Scott Simon to share new music from three European artists who merge classic sounds with electronic elements.

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Jazz In Europe News

Ola Onabule signs international recording deal.

“It’s The Peace That Deafens” will be Onabule’s eighth studio outing. Recorded in London and mixed in the USA by three time Grammy winner George Whitty, the album marks a departure from Onabule’s two recent albums and features a largely acoustic set, reminiscent of the great Jazz and Soul artists of the 1960s and 70s, [...]

Smith & Kellock hit the road

Saxophonist Smith and pianist Kellock have worked together extensively over a long period, having known each other since the 1980s when they emerged on the Scottish jazz scene as young musicians. After studying at Berklee School of Music in Boston, Smith went on to join Gary Burton’s “Whiz Kids” quintet, record for Blue Note Records, [...]

Longtime President of Blue Note, Bruce Lundvall passes aged 79

AAJ: Were there particular parts of the book that leaped out at you or brought back strong memories? BL: Essentially, I thought he chronicled the Alfred Lion period very well. I knew Alfred for the last two years before he passed away, and he gave me much insight about how the company operated, and how [...]

Matt Owens | The Magic of The Aviators’ Ball

The Aviators’ Ball is an eclectic, whimsical, magical mix of Jazz, folk and classical sounds. Much of the material was taken from Owens’ suite of pieces Ten, commissioned by The Manchester Jazz Festival, which combined jazz quartet, wind quintet and tuned percussion. Owens is no stranger to Jazz and variants of Jazz fusion. Playing international [...]

Festival Round-up | Semana Internacional de Jazz – Tenerife

Once again the city of La Laguna on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands) will host the III International Jazz Week. The festival runs from the 15th to 23rd of May with performances and master classes throughout the town including the Plaza de Santo Domingo, Leal theatre and the Convent of Santo Domingo. Supported by [...]



Jazz bassist, Matthew Parrish, has ‘come into his own’ as a sought after performer, arranger, and composer. Matthew brings skills and swing as he puts his heart into every note he plays. He has a genuine warmth and loyalty to the music that transcends into every note, every tune, and every interaction with his fellow musicians.

Matt’s young bass career is grounded in Philadelphia, PA. He had the blessing, in his late teens and early twenties, of performing with Shirley Scott, Mickey Roker, Bobby Durham, Cecil Payne, Johnny Coles, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Sylvia Simms, Danny Turner, and fellow young musicians, Orrin Evans and Byron Landham.

Matthew went on to have the unforgettable experience of touring with legendary trombonist, Al Grey. This era also included performing with Clark Terry, Marion McPartland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lou Donaldson, Joe Cohn, Savion Glover, and Bill Charlap.

After the sad passing of Al, an important mentor and friend, Matthew continued to tour with the bands of Greg Osby, Jon Jang, James Newton, Stefon Harris, and Regina Carter. Matt came to be relied upon as a gifted composer and arranger in addition to his steady performing. His own works, as played by Matt on bass, are on his debut CD, ‘Circles’ (Hipnotic Records), as well as on recordings from Regina Carter and Dave Leonhardt, Denise Montana, and Ben Schachter.

Since Matthew has always believed that recording music is paramount to his career as it is timeless and marks musical milestones, he is grateful to have recorded with the above musicians. Matthew also has recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Paquito D’Rivera, Clark Terry, Etta Jones, James Williams, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, James Newton, Miri Ben-Ari, Gary Thomas, Vana Gierig, and Orrin Evans, to name a few.

Currently, Matt continues to tour throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America with bands of the legendary Freddy Cole, Houston Person, and Vana Gierig. For over three years and counting, Matt has also presented his own popular showcase concerts in the Philadelphia area, with everything from an old-school, Philly-tinted ‘tenor sax battle’ with Larry McKenna, Bootsie Barnes, Houston Person, and Tim Warfield, to a Brazilian ‘jungle jazz’ concert featuring Amazonian performers Karine Aguiar, Ygor Saunier, and Vinicius Barros, with Vana on piano, and Marcello Pellitteri on drums.

No stranger to the New York City jazz scene, Matt frequents the Jazz Standard, the Blue Note, Dizzy’s ‘Coca Cola’ Club at Lincoln Center, Smalls, Birdland, and the Iridium. He is also no stranger to Washington, D.C. and Boston, MA jazz clubs and, of course, he is a devoted Philadelphia, PA performer.

With decades of his life devoted to the art of jazz bass, Matthew shares his experience by teaching and mentoring young children through adults in assemblies, master classes, and lectures throughout the United States.

"Bassist Chubby Jackson brought power and depth to his playing during a golden era of jazz from the 1940's-1960's. Chubby's charismatic, genuine, and larger than life character sings through his every played note. As a modern jazz bassist with a heart and soul that hearkens back more to Chubby's era, I feel a strong pull toward wanting to know more of his legacy and of his love for musicand entertaining. I seek a creative collaboration with this strong bass personality from the past through those who knew him, performance footage, recorded works, and records of his life. Chubby's legacy will, in part, channel through my own fingers cruising up and down that upright bass in brave, true,heartfelt Chubby style.” ~ Matthew Parrish, Bassist

Matthew is available for worldwide touring, festivals and teaching through skype lessons.



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 "My most memorable experiences were learned, seen, and enjoyed, during the years I spent as a featured artist with the wonderful Gladys Knight. She gave me the opportunity to travel the globe and play in venues some people only dream of ...... "

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Vince Preister




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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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