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
The Jazz Network Worldwide is comprised of all the subsets of the industry worldwide from managers, agents, publicists, venues, festivals, radio stations, studios, musicians, vocalists, etc. and of course fans. You can use it as a database by utilizing the tool bar for what you seek to connect and network with.
"No negatives, we're creating" ~ 'Chubby' Jackson
This year we celebrate the 10th 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.
VEGAS RECORDS, THE CITY'S NEW RECORDING LABEL, SHEDS SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL TALENT
Celebrated Las Vegas Jazz musician Uli Geissendoerfer breathes new life into Vegas’ music scene, honoring the past and fostering the future.
Uli Geissendoerfer, director of UNLV’s Downbeat Award-winning Latin Jazz Ensemble, curator of the Jazz Club at the Dispensary and this week’s featured artist on The Jazz Network Worldwide, seeks to unite the unique voice of Vegas musicians under one hub of creativity: Vegas Records. Three albums crest the musical wave:
Geissendoerfer’s seventh album as a leader, Long Way Home features the house trio of the Jazz Club at the Dispensary Lounge, now going on eight years. Backed by Angelo Stokes (drums) and Dave Ostrem (bass), Geissendoerfer offers an eclectic collection of originals, paired with clever spins on three Beatles classics and bouncing yet brooding Latin infused You and the Night and the Music. This album is on the ballot in three categories in the upcoming Grammy season: Best Jazz Album, Best Original Song ("Long Way Home"), and Best Arrangement ("Here comes The Sun").
Beregovski Suite, a collaboration between Geissendoerfer and klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals. The pair, with the help of Iliya Magalnyk (accordion) and Vanderlei Pereira (pandeiro) recreate the Jewish melodies compiled by Moshe Beregovski from the late 1920’s to mid 1940’s. His long last wax cylinders offer insight into a cultural world lost, and Geissendoerfer and Svigals re-imagine them for the 21st century. This album is on the ballot in best World Music album category in the upcoming Grammy season.
Fascinating Rhythm & Latin Journey IV is the latest addition to the award-winning creative canon of the UNLV School of Music’s Division of Jazz Studies. A two-disc compilation featuring the music of undergraduate and graduate students who, in 2018 alone, collectively won six Downbeat Student Music Awards! Featured guest artist are San Diego stalwart Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet and the inimitable Laura Taylor on vocals. Both recording artists with a litany of albums give extra sheen to the Big Band set. UNLV Jazz Ensemble I on CD 1 and Latin Jazz Ensemble on CD 2 are augmented by our program’s other ensembles: Monterey New Genration 2018 winners, The Honors trio along with The UNLV Honors Quartet, Contemporary Ensemble, the Estella Yun Electric Band, and a solo piano track by Patrick Hogan.
These three albums perfectly encapsulate the theme at the heart of Vegas Records’ mission statement: a marriage of past, present and future in the pursuit of creative music in Las Vegas.
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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