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.
Featured this week on The Jazz Network Worldwide: The Legendary Bob Noval Orchestra launches its new website with their tribute to Sammy Nestico
The Bob Noval Orchestra has a rich and iconic family history pleasing audiences worldwide for decades. The tribute to Sammy Nestico comes from many years of playing his notable musical charts paying homage to his world renown musicianship.
The Noval Family has etched its mark in the music books of the giants of Big Band Swing. It dates back almost eight decades from its original leader Ray Noval who was responsible for starting this family tradition to his brother Pat joining him in the early fifties. They continued together through the 60’s and 70’s until Ray passed away in 1988. Pat kept the momentum of his heritage by playing with different bands across the country.
He frequently played with the Ray McKinley Orchestra, the Gus Bivona Orchestra, Claude Gordon, and the Fabulous 40's Orchestra. Pat has played with Bob Hope, Joey Bishop, Dezi Arnaz, D*** Shawn, Milton Berle, Gordon McCrea, Jimmy Durante, the Pied Pipers, Vaughn Monroe, Ray Eberle, Connie Haines and The Four Freshmen. As early as 1976, Bob and Pat were acquiring "charts" (arrangements of musical numbers) of some of the greatest names in the big band era. Thanks to their efforts, The Bob Noval Orchestra repertoire includes classics made famous by such icons as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the Dorsey Brothers, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Duke Ellington and Count Basie whom many played and recorded many of Sammy Nestico’s charts.
“It only seemed fitting that our orchestra would assemble a project that encompassed our favorite Sammy Nestico charts He not only was a family friend but one of the best composer/arrangers in the history of big band jazz,” says Bob Noval.
In the early 80’s Pat’s son Bob became his business partner and leader of the orchestra while his father sat proudly blowin’ in the sax section. Not only do they include the charts of the great swing bands of our time, but it echoes the sound of an era that is a testament to the talent of the noted musicianship who are alumni of many of those bands. Having the honor of performing for presidents, ambassadors and the elite of society as well as special events, concerts, festivals, fundraisers, corporate events, grand openings, community affairs, weddings and anniversaries.
The orchestra is known as a Swingin’ big band that plays the arrangements from the 30's, 40's, and 50’s who also include contemporary charts in its repertoire.
“The Bob Noval Orchestra is a swinging big band that would compliment any event.” It reminds me of many great memories in jazz”, says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide.
Be sure to check out the Bob Noval Orchestra’s feature on The Jazz Network Worldwide http://thejazznetworkworldwide.com and their new website at http://bobnovalorchestra.com to learn more and purchase.
For bookings contact Bob Noval at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-904-1528.
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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