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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.
Featured This Week on The Jazz Network Worldwide: Guitarist Wayne Wesley Johnson launches website and his new single “Ticklestick”.
Wayne Wesley Johnson launches innovative website sharing his internationally recognized award winning world-class artistry showcasing his new single “Ticklestick” off his upcoming remastered “Jazzmenco” recording.
This charismatic performer has shared the stage with some of the world's finest guitarists. Formerly a drummer and touring companion with legendary guitarists Les Paul and Nokie Edwards (The Ventures), Wayne has also shared the stage with Mason Williams, George Benson, Bucky Pizzarelli, BB King, Scotty Moore, Howard Roberts, Larry Carlton, Chet Atkins, Thom Bresh (Son of the legendary guitarist Merle Travis), Tom Doyle, Ruben Romero, Antonio Mendoza, Tommy Emmanuel, Seymour Duncan, Stephen Bennett, Stephen King, Richard Smith, Anthony Smith, Tim Farrell, Edgar Cruz, Lou Pallo (The Les Paul Trio), Jon Paris, and more.
His current single,”Ticklestick" is a tune written many years ago but only recorded recently. Wayne is joined by guitarists, Edgar Cruz & Lou Pallo (Les Paul Trio), bassist, Jon Gagan (Ottmar Liebert's Luna Negra Band), and drummer KC Morris on this track. "Ticklestick" represents a fusion of guitar stylings by Wayne, a fusion of driving rhythm guitar (Lou Pallo), and a memorable melodic theme performed by Wayne and harmonized by his friend, Edgar Cruz of Oklahoma. "Ticklestick" has already enjoyed several months a #1 on the charts at KJazzRadioUK.com and was a finalist in Best Jazz and Best Instrumental Categories at the New Mexico Music Awards. Wayne invites you to enjoy this newly remastered version of "Ticklestick" available at CDBaby.com and from digital music providers.
Though initially released as a single, the tune is one of the bonus tracks in the upcoming Wayne Wesley Johnson and friends "Jazzamenco" double album a compilation of Wayne's finest and recently remastered recordings to date which features his guitar mastery and pioneering jazz/nuevo flamenco fusion stylings supported by various guest artists including the late classical/flamenco guitarist, Ruben Romero. "Ticklestick" will also be on the soon to follow "Summertime in Santa Fe" Project produced by Wayne, which also includes in addition to WWJ, Edgar Cruz and Lou Pallo, performances by other guitar greats, Thom Bresh (Son of the late Merle Travis), Tom Doyle (Les Paul), Tim Farrell and Anthony "Guitar St" Smith.
“The Jazz Network Worldwide is a great place to meet other professional musicians, producers, djs, radio personalities and music industry executives. I see many old friends at TJNW as well as having made many new friends. Some have discovered me here and now air my music regularly on their radio stations. Jaijai, thank you for providing this great meeting place and opportunities for musicians." ~ Wayne Wesley Johnson
"Wayne Wesley Johnson and I have been friends for about a million years...we've travelled all over the world together...Wayne's a fine guitarist and fine drummer, too" Guitar Legend, Les Paul at The Iridium, NYC
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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