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
Drummer Alvin Queen dedicates his new CD ‘OP’ to his friend pianist Oscar Peterson to chart-topping reviews at #26 on the JazzWeek charts.
Legendary drummer Alvin Queen continues to create America’s music with his new CD "OP", dedicated to pianist Oscar Peterson to worldwide recognition.
His current CD entitled “OP”, dedicated to Oscar Peterson rings true to the reverence he has for a friend who gave him the opportunity to be heard by audiences worldwide. This compilation of music archived is a sincere dedication to the many musical memories they shared on their historic journey together.
“My love for Alvin is never-ending and I am grateful to him for bringing this project to life and for sharing with us music from a formative piece of his musical journey. This CD is one that I will cherish for the rest of my life as I will my relationship with Alvin. Dear Alvin, thank you for this beautiful physical presentation of the true definition of the word ‘tribute’. All my love”- Celine Peterson
Currently ‘OP’ sits at #26 on the JazzWeek charts and climbing.
“This release is being received with so much admiration for those that experienced the wonder of this powerful friendship through recordings and live performances worldwide,” says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide.
As a legendary artist who has enjoyed a most illustrious career, performing with a series of prestigious bands before moving to Europe. It was important that he combined his two worlds, the country where he was born, to flourishing in foreign countries as a U.S. State Department cultural ambassador, touring Brazil, Africa, and Japan. A similar role previously held by Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, and Dizzy Gillespie.
As an expatriate and Swiss citizen, Queen’s growing reputation allowed him to deepen his ties to the thriving jazz community abroad while holding dual citizenship, which he held proudly and lived up to for thirty years.
“It seemed to be the smartest move for me to spread my life across the seas where my livelihood was welcomed in its highest form,” says Alvin.
Since forfeiting his US passport, Alvin was invited to perform at a program sponsored by the French-American Cultural Foundation entitled “Jazz Meets France”. The program was intended to commemorate the centennial of the United States entry into the first world war and the Harlem Hell fighter’s appearance in France, (369th infantry regiment). This particular commemorative event required him to apply for a 01B work visa to participate. Due to the new travel ban in place, it, unfortunately, took longer than expected and had to forfeit the opportunity.
“It may take some time to rectify even though I have been issued six new passports over the past half-a-century with no issues. Jazz has always been about freedom with unlimited possibilities and potential and that is why I keep traveling the world sharing its message, no matter how long it takes to be given the green-light in bringing my artistry back home” says Queen.
In the meantime, paying homage to his friend of many years Oscar Peterson, with his newly celebrated CD ‘OP’ became his next musical offering to his worldwide audience.
To read an article that goes deeper into the history of Alvin Queen go to https://alvinqueen.com to learn more. In addition, to hear Alvin's positive attitude on being successful as a child coming up in America go to https://vimeo.com/ondemand/alvinqueen.
Alvin’s new CD and LP ‘OP’ has been climbing the jazz charts and is at #26 and growing. The project is distributed through Diskunion https://diskunion.net/jazz/ct/detail/1007833049.
To learn more go to alvinqueen.com.
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.