The most celebrated jazz networking site that honors the legends, features new artists, promotes music education and live jazz worldwide!
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.
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
Let's be audacious, my friends!
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 Jamie Glaser
for creating the music for the NOT JUST JAZZ promo.
Featured this week on The Jazz Network Worldwide: Multi-instrumentalist Walter Chancellor with his new single “Paradise”.
Professional saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, arranger, mentor and music producer, Walter Chancellor releases his new single “Paradise” to a worldwide audience.
Walter Chancellor is not only a multi-instrumentalist, he is a legendary mainstay in the Twin Cities Contemporary Jazz and R&B music scene. The evolution of his new single “Paradise” was graced with the expertise and agile production skills of his friends and musical colleagues Chris "Big Dog" Davis (on Production & Keys and two time grammy nominee) and Sonny T. of Prince's New Power Generation (NPG) (on Guitar).
Chancellor is no stranger to working with the top in his field. He has performed and recorded with various national and local acts such as Prince, where he received platinum record status for his musicianship on Prince’s “Emancipation” CD. Walter has performed and recorded with Chaka Khan, Bobby Lyle, Maceo Parker, Candy Dulfer, Musiq Soulchild, Larry Graham, The Louis Johnson, Cameo, The Pointer Sisters, The Platters, Producer Jack Douglas and esteemed record producer Andre Fischer.
“Walter is a wellspring of inspiration to not only his collective audiences but to those up-and-comers that want to be immersed in the mechanics of todays technology platforms, yet receive the organic know-how of bringing the human element to one’s musical ears. “Paradise” is a good title for his new single for its a state of mind he lives in” says Jaijai Jackson of the Jazz Network Worldwide.
In addition to his musical performance achievements, he is known for being an innovator of today’s technology models that support all areas of music production. Walter’s diverse background includes extensive experience in Audio and MIDI production & composition. For the past decade he has been teaching Midi, Audio/Video Post-Production at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) in downtown Minneapolis and is proud to have contributed to the successful careers of many IPR Alumni whom he personally taught and mentored. Another illuminating feat is that he was a founding member of the Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project, an after school program that was designed to expose adults and children to jazz culture, technology and the history of our great American art form, JAZZ!
Music education run’s close to his heart, having been instrumental in the launch of an after school program called “IDEAWERKS”, by which he taught, wrote and created a curriculum for the after school and summer programs at Powderhorn & East Phillips Parks in Minneapolis, MN aimed towards 12-18 year old students.
Through his own production company “Chancellor Music”, Walter provides music production, songwriting and session work for local & national artists as well as film scores, radio and television advertising, corporate presentations and other private entities.
Even with such a busy schedule, Walter seeks to please his fans by pursuing bookings on worldwide jazz festival stages where he can showcase the center of his heart, sharing his artistry that comes so naturally to his next breath. A radio campaign is currently in play and looks forward not only to airplay of his new single “Paradise”, but the chance to have interviews that will inspire and motivate jazz listeners worldwide.
Be sure to check out his feature on The Jazz Network Worldwide this week at www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com.
Lovely songstress Lori Jenaire has been influenced by several legendary divas Anita Baker and Angela Bofill, but the comparisons always most often parallel her to Phyllis Hyman. An accomplished songwriter/arranger/performer, with several CD’s to her credit, including “Within Reach” and “Fruition,” Lori has consistently kept the memory of Phyllis Hyman alive with her CD releases. A statuesque entertainer at 6 feet tall, Jenaire even bears a striking resemblance to the late chanteuse as well.
“As You Are” Jenaire’s most recent release and cover of the of 1978 Pharoah Sander’s classic featuring Phyllis Hyman, will solidify her once and for all as the new successor to the Phyllis Hyman throne. The track not only bellows vintage love soul power, but also masterfully echoes the deeply rich vocal nuances of the original song.
“As You Are” was recorded with all live instrumentation. In addition to Lori on lead vocals, several music legends in the game joined her to stir the magic including Patrice Rushen on Fender Rhodes and solo, Freddie Washington on bass and percussion, James Gadson on drums; Aaron Lindsey on acoustic piano, Gregory (G Moe) Moore on guitar; Eyvonne Williams on tambourine and Dorian Holly and Shannon Pearson on background vocals.
Not only an accomplished songwriter/ arranger, Jenaire is also a talented musician, playing guitar, bass and piano. Her resume also includes several national advertising jingles, for Coca-Cola, GE, and United Way, as well as soundtrack work for television and films.
Check out Lori Jenaire at www.LoriJenaire.com
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.