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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!

Buster Williams


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Watch Jordan Rakei Perform 'Eye To Eye' Live In The Studio

A rare talent emerging from London's current nexus of jazz, hip-hop, and electronic musicians, the soul singer performs his emotive new track.

First Listen: Orquesta Akokán, 'Orquesta Akokán'

A new album, recorded in a legendary Cuban recording studio, pays meticulous homage to the country's musical history and identity.

'Like A Jazz Musician': Past Poet Laureate Philip Levine's Posthumous LP

Before his death in 2015, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet collaborated with saxophonist Benjamin Boone in the recording studio. The results have finally been released as The Poetry Of Jazz.

Jimmy McPartland On Piano Jazz

Revisit this 1990 episode featuring the legendary cornetist as he teams up with his wife, host Marian McPartland, to perform "St. James Infirmary."

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Jazz Educators

A Place for Jazz Educators to congregate and be available for their wealth of knowledge and interested to be Jazz Network educators in the worldwide marketplace.

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Comment by Brandino on November 19, 2009 at 2:44am
Comment by Marlana-Patrice on October 9, 2009 at 11:50am

Almost show time here in Phoenix 10/15-18. I have supporting roles and am a background singer for this Donny Hathaway Tribute, a BlackPoet Ventures Production. Go to for details. Here's the official flier. I am on the left in the top right inserted photo.
Comment by Amber Whitlock on September 28, 2009 at 2:45am
Budding stars that would leap at the opportunity to make it in the “American Idol” world now have their chance. Beginning Friday, Oct 23rd The Church at Rancho Bernardo will host wMw Academy of Vocal Flight’s first program for professional and amateur singers. Professional singers hailing from Los Angeles to South Africa will offer instruction to hundreds of singing hopefuls at an intensive “For Singers Only” workshop. Aspiring vocalists interested in enrolling in the three-day course should register now because the highly coveted spaces are limited.

Classes will focus on strengthening vocal technique, improving live performance, cultivating and navigating the music industry, and will conclude with a concert featuring some of the students and well-known professionals.

Dorian Holley, Associate Music Director and Vocal Coach of American Idol, who had been slated for Michael Jackson’s monumental “This Is It” tour as vocal director, will conduct an audition-specific class. He will share his winning secrets and insider knowledge for executing successful auditions, along with sharing his success story and some fascinating memories from performing and touring for all of Michael Jackson’s solo albums. Jazz greats Kevyn Lettau of the LA Music Academy, Peter Sprague, and Amber and Rob Whitlock will guide the attendees through intensive technique and performance coaching. R&B star Jim Gilstrap will be on board to share his insights on cultivating and sustaining longevity in the business. And yes, a little bit of country and a little bit of rock and roll will round out the mix. Rising country star Danielle Tucker, rapidly emerging pop-rock sensation Esjay Jones, and long-time rocker and vocal coach Karen Williams will guide students through marketing and breaking through as an independent artist.

or (858) 592-2434

Fri, Oct 23, 5:30 p.m. to Sun, Oct 25, 11:00 p.m.

Tickets: Sun eve concert (open to the public)
online $15.00
Comment by Mauro Angelini on August 14, 2009 at 5:50pm
Thanks so much Jaijai Jackson!
Regards from Italy

Comment by Jason Miles on August 3, 2009 at 9:39am
Education in music has to go way beyond just learning the craft of playing,arranging,composing.I've learned so much in 35 years in this business
I have developed a series of seminars and lectures based on my experience and knowledge of the last 35 years.I have done classes at Berklee,Manhatten School of music, Ithaca College. I want to spread this out to other schools. If you are an educator at a school please consider me for a guest lecturer to do a class or seminar.I cover so much ground.From playing to production to how to make this a real career.It's hard,very hard. I know I've helped many young people move forward
My credentials are on my website and I have a resume available
You can contact me through the Jazznetwork as well
Peace, jason
Comment by Steve Carter on August 2, 2009 at 9:08am
I'm pleased to join this Jazz Educators group.

I taught guitar for 25 years at Berklee College of Music. I currently teach and perform in New England.

I'd like to let jazz educators in this group know that I have a free guitar lesson materials available on my web site,
and would ask that they make their students aware of this resource.

Comment by MightyDreamer Angels on July 31, 2009 at 11:13pm
My honor to be a part of a jazz educator and this group. If you are in NY, please help the continued enlightening of young adults by participating in one of our performances, becoming a mentor, member or sponsor. Thanks
Comment by Mike Norris on July 27, 2009 at 7:00pm
Once again - thank you Jaijai - always my best to you - Mike Norris
Comment by martin barcos on July 27, 2009 at 1:17pm
Thank you for adding me at this marvellous group!!!!
Comment by Jason Miles on July 27, 2009 at 7:46am
If I can do anything to help you company let me know
Peace, jason

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