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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"No negatives, we're creating" ~ 'Chubby' Jackson
Featured This Week on The Jazz Network Worldwide: Multi-instrumentalist, Tony White with his new CD “Tony White Music”.
Tony White, a seasoned multi-instrumentalist musician, who is known for playing with top-tier artistry in the music industry promotes his new CD “Tony White Music” on The Jazz Network Worldwide.
White plays, saxophones, flutes, clarinets, piano, bass, guitar and a bit of trombone as well as a composer who’s music can be heard on film and television all over the world. “Tony White Music” composed and produced by Tony includes latin, smooth jazz and world music.
The Music Specialist, Allen Johnson of The Global Soul Group (http://globalsoulgroup.com) was responsible for the nudging of “Tony White Music” claiming that it was a great piece of work that can be distributed to various media outlets for consideration in TV and film as well as radio”, says Tony.
"Only once or twice in my career have I heard a musician with the professional "chops" as strong as Tony White. Upon hearing his music for the first time I contacted him and offered him a global distribution deal. Great musician even better person, Tony White has that rare combination of humility on top of consummate professionalism.” says Allen Johnson of The Global Soul Group and Global Soul Records
“Tony White Music” is the latest musical offering from Tony, adding to the numerous CD’s through the years which have garnered rave reviews from publications like Jazz Times Magazine, Jazziz, and many others.
“The Jazz Network Worldwide is happy to jump on the bandwagon of Tony Whites musical journey, promoting his tune “Freeflight” off of his new CD “Tony White Music”. His musicianship falls under our ‘Not Just Jazz’ Movement for it stretches the span of musical genres with free-flowing jazz flavors, making it a relaxing musical carpet ride to the ears. Given such a wide span of experience, opens up many performance opportunities on worldwide platforms” says Jaijai Jackson, of The Jazz Network Worldwide.
“Music is the universal language and the one thing, like Love, that we can all share as a common experience. I hope my audience feels my experiences and my influences through my music and feel like they know me a little bit better” says White.
“Thoughts – Angel had really nice vocals. Clean sound. [Candidus] had a very soothing sound. Bachir sounded like the sax version of ‘Flight of the Bumble Bee’ for a bit. Great stuff. Danser had some great high octave work on the clarinet. As a former player, I appreciated it. Free Flight had a Steely Dan vibe in the intro. Then it changed and I really liked that as well. “If you’re looking to chill around the house, or the pool or in the bathtub. Put this on. It will put you in a great frame of mind. I highly recommend it.” ~ Russ Cohen of Sportsology.com
At a very early age Tony started studying clarinet. He showed a great proficiency for the instrument and collected high honors and awards. As he continued to expand his education with his mentor and teacher Joseph Genna, which led to his admission into The Berklee School of Music in Boston MA. In addition, he studied performance at The New School in NYC and Composition and Orchestration at the esteemed UCLA Film School.
Tony continues to write and record, performing live and sharing his love of music with the world. His musical influences are wide and varied which are reflected in his playing and writing.
Tony’s association with 10,000 Maniacs stands to this day and has had the opportunity to play with many of the top names in the music business including Paul McCartney, The WallFlowers, World Party, Zap Mama, Burning Spear, Robyn Hitchcock, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Kenny Loggins and Paula Abdul.
His TV appearances include The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, The Arsenio Hall Show, MTV Drops The Ball, Soundstage, MTV’s Inaugural Ball.
He has performed on the World’s most prestigious stages including, Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, Avery Fisher Hall, Red Rocks CO, The Chicago Theatre, Teatro Ciak Milan IT, Giuseppi Verdi Theatre Torino IT. He has played on Broadway playing the Billy Joel Twyla Tharp collaboration called Movin Out.
International Saxophonist Yuichiro Tokuda with multiple releases “Wind”, “Crossing Colors” and “All Time Best” 2006-2018 with goals for new relationships with US audiences.
International musician/label owner “Yuichiro Tokuda” spreads the seeds of music on US soil and worldwide, with his new website and releases “Wind”, “Crossing Colors” and “All Time Best” 2006-2018 on GoodNessPlus Records.
"RALYZZDIG" is mixed original word of "RAY, LYRIC, JAZZ and DIG” It means "to dig into Jazz that sends out a hot ray and touches the heart with lyrics”. Yuichiro Tokuda RALYZZDIG musicians are, Yuichiro Tokuda: alto/sopranino sax, vocal, composition, Naoto Suzuki: guitar, Shunichi Yanagi: piano, Tomoya Ohgaki: bass, and Yuto Maseki on drums.
After studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Yuichiro returned to Japan forming his own band "Yuichiro Tokuda RALYZZDIG”. His first album was acclaimed as "the cutting edge of the present progressive form of jazz" in Jazz Life magazine.
“Jazz is continuously growing within me, for my influences come from my worldwide travels. I get inspiration from people, language, landscapes, soil, air, food, whatever comes naturally to me. I combine those impressions, and create through my Japanese culture my musical art, and through my memories in my life” says Tukado.
Having received an award, as the the first time ever for a jazz artist, the ”New Face of the Year in Art & Culture” from the Chiba-City Government. He and his band have performed more than 50 stages all over the world. His original songs received "Finalist" & "Honorable Mention Award” in International Songwriting Competition 2010, 2012 & 2013 Jazz Category.
“Innovatively progressive, contemporary jazz feel of presentation is what I hear. Jazz being an international language, there is no question as to why Yuichiro Tokuda looks to plant musical seeds in American soil. As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, he became equipped for the call for the music that was beating in his heart and soul” says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide.
Having performed many international jazz festivals as well as prestigious international awards of achievement, Yuichiro Tukado’s new CD entitled “Wind”,“Crossing Colors” and “All Time Best” 2006-2018 are his latest offering of his musicianship.
Tokuda founded/owns and operates his own record label GoodNessPlus Records, since he was 25. GoodNessPlus Records has released10 artists/bands and 20 albums to worldwide audiences, both (CD & digital music). Two more upcoming artist projects to be released in July and August.
Early in May, Yuichiro’s band performed at the World Youth Jazz Festival in Malaysia on International Jazz Day and then traveled on to Japan and Malaysia to continue their current tour schedule. Some of his goals are to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival and Newport Jazz Festival as well as events that are open to booking artists from across the world and integrating it into today’s cultural musical presentations.
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.
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.