Jazz music against professional burnout


Jazz music against professional burnout

Rhythm and color, improvisation, creation, feeling one self’s emotions, dialogue. This is what jazz music is and is about. We people, confronted to harassing or exhausting situations in the frame of our jobs, definitely need that flow of air.

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How to not burn out?

Started by Robert. Last reply by Earl "Tee" Harris Feb 7, 2009. 1 Reply

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Comment by BERTRAND Jean-claude on February 12, 2009 at 2:25am
(sorry not speak English ... I brought with software! correct my mistakes of language, please)
I am whole-heartedly with you ... Jazz music is my motive, my power of creation .... Jazz is too often the poor relation of the various musical forms. It is one of the only live music, which does not "play back"!
I dream of being invited to the USA to perform live painting performance with jazz! and help to understand the communicative force and vibration of the music ... one day, perhaps ? :-)
Videos --> www.jazzpainting.com/site-videos.php
Comment by Mano on December 18, 2008 at 11:25am
Come on guys!
Please someone speak up!
Or stand up!
When the going gets tough the tough gets going...
Comment by billy jones on December 17, 2008 at 7:39pm
[COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"]...[B][U]bluez from the ghetto ...bluez for the ghetto[/U][/B] :[/COLOR]
[I]"Billy Jones is one of the ‘good guys’. He is a young man from Arkansas who is truly interested in advancing and extending ‘Great Black Music' from the Ancient to the Future’ and making sure that it is available for future generations.
As such he is one of my personal musical heroes.
We don’t have enough artists like him and hopefully he is going to inspire others.
Updating the blues for the 21st century is not an easy matter... Billy Jones has managed it.
Think Bobby Womack with Curtis Mayfield's social conscience and you are getting close.
Perhaps the most important thing to note is that his sound is more acceptable to modern ears and maybe that will get more people to listen to his message.
Jones has a voice that will enchant you. This is a fine, soulful album.
It's a first person rumination about "growing up in the ghetto" that packs a poignant wallop. The message is deep and heartfelt... lyrically-inspired Contemporary R&B."[/I]

[B][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]The Incredible Resurrection, Metamorphosis and Re-invention of Blues and Soul Music :[/COLOR][/B]
[COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"][I]Taking Blues to New Places with R&B, Soul, and Urban Style [/I]:[/COLOR]
[I]"Exquisite Modern and Traditional Blues and Neo-Soul by one of the most talented artists on the contemporary scene.
Billy Jones is a young, genius-level, totally charismatic veteran who shows all the signs of becoming as big or bigger than Buddy Guy. This young man has enormous talents.
I recently witnessed a 2-song DVD by Billy and his band that just added to my excitement regarding this on-stage dynamo who boasts movie-star good looks, a Huge voice, great guitar-playing and a Hot repertoire of tunes. All tracks were written by Billy ...and what a voice!
With Billy Jones showing so many talents and covering every single genre close to Blues, the Man is a ‘can’t miss’ star-in-the-making…No wait, he’s not in-the-making…He’s made!
If a major U.S. label doesn’t scoop up this high-level Blues genius within the next 3-4 months then we’re all in trouble! But, whatever happens, No One is going to keep a lid on Billy Jones. He’s off on-a-rocket folks and we certainly need a Big Blues talent like his."
"[COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"]One of the very Best Authentic Modern Blues and Soul albums in recent memory[/COLOR]."[/I]
Comment by george on December 16, 2008 at 5:51pm
Hey!!!den iksera pos tha evriska elliniko group sto jazz network!!An theli kapios asepikinonisi!!!
Comment by soni on November 4, 2008 at 7:53pm
HI niceeee...
Comment by Mano on October 25, 2008 at 4:44am
Dear Moe and other present and future members of the group,
To avoid burnout I try to keep a somehow “safe” distance with facts and events. My job is not related to artistic creation, I am a doctor and psychotherapist. Nevertheless, all that Moe mentions about variability, diversity and changeability in his artistic work can be applied by analogy to any activity one is authentically concerned with.
I think that the meaning is: let it flow in harmony with the rhythm of the universe, so well tuned and also full of surprise.
For me music is an outlet to burnout.
Jazz is, to my opinion, surprise and participation.
Ambition, money and desperate sentimental quests are of course not the antidote to burnout but a sure way to get into that.
Well, when in spite of all that my resistance quails, I just dip myself to the nearby sea if the whether permits it. If not I try to contact my best friends and if they are not available I just then start to think: “What in the end is all that about? To be or not?”
Keep peaceful and cheerful!
Comment by Moe Seager on October 14, 2008 at 2:09am
To avoid burnout I write and publish poetry. On the jazz stage I allow my poems to change in language modifications, in timing and tempo. I often perform with blues bands which is easier for a jazz artist, and the blues is more mainstream popular, which offers me a nice change of pace. I collaborate with visual artists sometimes, which also takes me outside of my routines and morphs my art into new perspectives. Always, in Paris, New York and on the road - I bicycle. Bicycling relaxes me, often while riding I get new ideas for poems and music arrangements. Hey, Life is short - So am I. Might as well forget illusions of big money, big selling industry labels. Jazz and Poetry and the Arts are for me a life passion. A passion I can pursue to the end of my precious little life.
Keep the Beat on the Pulse of Life!
Paris .

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