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 Right Stuff Band New CD Release “Orlando Fandango” and launches new website.
The Right Stuff plays a wide variety of classic and modern jazz along with upbeat blues, latin, funk, pop and originals on their new CD “Orlando Fandango” complimented by a brand new website.
Leader, Ron Cangro is a seasoned professional drummer/percussionist who has formed and led multiple groups, recorded several original albums, performed studio work for many independent producers and artists. Ron performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Hampton Bays Jazz Festival, Charlotte Jazz Festival, New Smyrna Jazz Festival and the Winter Park Art Festival. He also played for 6 years at Walt Disney World as a drummer in numerous groups, which included backing up President George H.W. Bush, Sandi Patty and Nell Carter. This new endeavor of formulating The Right Stuff Band and recording its debut CD “Orlando Fandango” has been a labor of love. His Orlando-based bandmates all have had an illustrious career of there own before becoming a mainstay in The Right Stuff Band.
“The release of this album is a dream come true. I am so very excited and proud of what we have been able to accomplish and thrilled to have done it with some of the most talented musicians I’ve ever been able to work with, they are truly my friends and family as well” says leader Ron Cangro.
Other musicians include bassist, Gerald Stockton who was introduced to the world of music at a very young age. His production skills include an extensive use of “live” orchestration as well including brass, woodwinds and strings. He recently released “My Gentle Breeze” featuring many of America’s finest Jazz artists including Dan Jordan, Pat Coil and Dan Haerle. Gerald participated in a series of Jazz lectures at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa accompanied by such academic luminaries as Dan Haerle, Scott Wilson, Corey Christiansen, Thomas Taylor and Bob Sinicrope. Today the Gerald lives in Orlando and plays with the house band at Disney’s Grand Floridian.
Suzy Park comes from a musical family, her father John Park played saxophone with Stan Kenton and was a well known jazz educator/clinician. She performed with the Voices of Liberty at Epcot and later performed with The Girlfriends (a girls trio) for 9 years. This lead her down a path to recording with Yanni, Gloria Gaynor and salsa artist Tito Nieves. She has been a featured singer with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and shared the stage with Michael McDonald and opened for David Sanborn at the Hampton Jazz Festival.
Doug Spoonamore performs at the Main Street Saxophone Quartet at Walt Disney World. He also moonlights doing high-end corporate engagements. Credits include recording albums along side Stanley Clarke and Larry Carlton and the opportunity to play with The Temptations, The O’Jays and other groups from the Motown era bringing a special flavor to The Right Stuff Band.
Jarvis Brown on piano, who had the opportunity share the stage with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie Orchestra, Marcus Roberts and other jazz greats. Having performed on worldwide festival states such as the Montreux Jazz Festival and North Sea Jazz festival both in Switzerland and has settled in Orlando, FL to concentrate on producing and film scoring.
“As a former Orlando resident, I’m very familiar with the high level of musical talent that town has to offer. Thus it was no surprise that this record grooved me, moved me, and made me smile! Anchored by the rock-solid groove of the mighty Ron Cangro, (someone I’m blessed enough to not only be friends with, but worked with regularly during my O-town years) these cats bring the groove hot sauce, and if you like David Sanborn, Spyro-Gyra, Scott Henderson & Tribal Tech, and the Yellowjackets, you will LOVE this record!! ~Tim Akers, Nashville, TN
“The moment I heard The Right Stuff Band I knew they needed to join our NOT JUST JAZZ Movement. Their vibe is very contemporary, embroidered with other flavors of genres and yet staying true to their musical cores…Jazz”, says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide Social Network.
The band is currently doing radio promotion and available for worldwide bookings from all professional areas of presentation ie. festivals, corporate events, private events, fundraisers, community branding, and various Orlando-area venues.
To learn more and to purchase go to their new website at www.therightstuffjazz.com. For booking information, contact Eric Cohen of EC Music Agency at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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