Featured Artists Quotes


Featured Artists Quotes

Take a peek and see what all the great artists are saying about The Jazz Network Worldwide!!

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Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2016

From the late Ingrid Pastorius...

Dearest Jaijai,

Just read your memo, and need to touch vibes with you.

Thanking you for all that you do seems not enough, I am floored by the amazing presence you project via your writings, passion, goals, and achievements....always striving for more ways to give and support.

Sending you loving and healing waves, let me know if there is anything I may be able to do.

Big Strong Warm Hugs,





"Tom Scott Presents Paulette McWilliams"


Paulette McWilliams
Tom Scott

This is the place. Truly the only place where the magic/music happens...

Look, listen, to what Jaijai Jackson has created through her amazing vision of what a real jazz hang should be... Everything is here... Places to heal, and reveal yourself, your music, her spirit shines through in all that she's done to make this the only place for great jazz!! I love coming here just to see who's doing what and listen to the old and the new!

Jaijai, you've realized your vision and now you're sharing with all of us... Thank you for this amazing connection!!

~Paulette McWilliams



"Just The Way I'm Feeling"
Joel Gaines

It's an honor and a privilege to share such a beautiful experience with Jaijai Jackson and The Jazz Network Worldwide. My quest is to spread love through my music to the world in the hope that it touches many lives. I look forward to performing at the many jazz festivals and special events across the globe with my band and meeting many all of my fans. May God Bless you all.

~Joel Gaines





"We 3 Stringz"
Drew Davidsen & Friends

"I have always known that my music would one day be “world-wide.” We have had some twinklings with CD orders from New Zealand, Brazil, Korea, Japan, Russia, France, Belgium, Indonesia but now to have it go out on the JAZZ NETWORK WORLDWIDE as a feature, it feels like dreams are about to come true!

No one can succeed in life these days without a strong team. It has been a pleasure to welcome Jaijai Jackson to my awesome team. From the very first conversations with Jaijai we have felt like we were in the hands of a knowlegable, professional with deep valuable connections to our business. We appproached her for some PR consult but as we work together we sense there is so much more for us in this relationship. She has the wonderful quality of listening deeply and coming right back with a personal reflection from her life that makes you know she gets you. Jaijai is also a problem solver with creative insights along the way that let you know she is really plugged in to the providential source. We are all learning as we go about how to serve and survive in this increasingly digital age. Jaijai is a wonderful student of the internet and has made it work well for her own business and others in the world. We are confident that she can guide us wisely and support us well as we tackle our own learning curve."

~ Drew Davidsen





"Where Am I Going With You?"
Sneak Peek from
"This Comes With It"
Guymon Ensley

It feels great to be featured on one of the "class acts" of the internet. The Jazz Network Worldwide is growing, and was my first choice because it gives independent artists a chance to be heard on an attractive platform. I'm confident that being featured on the network will surely benefit my effort in writing and recording music that you will love.

~ Guymon Ensley

I love The Jazz Network because its a congregation of musicians and artists who are all expounding upon their artistry from within. This network that Jaijai Jackson has established gives us the opportunity to communicate to each other to share our ideas on ways of getting that music out. Thank you Jaijai for giving me this sense of collaborative inspiration.

Ghalib Ghallab


"The Wave Is Coming"
Armsted Christian

Jaijai, I am so very honored and humbled to be a featured artist on your site, "The Jazz Network Worldwide". What a wonderful opportunity you have created for the music community to share in, not only their creativity, but equally as important, the spirit which is in each one who believes in the divinity of healing power, embodied in our music. It is our language, which has universal appeal and is rich with global tradition. Our souls are connected and saved because of it.

Yours In The Light...

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" The Jazz Network is no longer a network but a way of life! I know that many will be reached not by my music alone but by the so many wonderful artists that are a part of this wonderful experience.

Thank you Jaijai."

~ Reggie Hines

SMV Tour Started at The Capitol Jazz Festival and in Europe for the month of July 2009


Dear Jaijai,

You've done it again. Another great feature! We can't thank you enough for your support of our new project, "Thunder". It's so great to connect with people who really dig the music. Thanks so much for coming to the Vegas show and calling it "bass heaven"...LOL! It was great seeing you there. It would have been cool if your dad could have joined you. We know he was there in spirit.

~ Stanley, Marcus and Victor

Photo Credit: Ken Cheong and Mosaic Music Festival

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SMV - Marcus Miller solo Live at the Olympia in Paris, France on July 3rd, 2009, He covered "Shake Your Body" (The Jacksons) and "Human nature" (Michael Jackson)


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"The Jazz Network has come into being at just the right time. I believe that we are forever in need of spiritual and artistic enrichment and the way I see it, music, particularly jazz music, is all about the spirit. The Jazz Network allows us to reach out to our fellow artists across the world, in a way that has not been seen before, enlightening us as to who's out there making hip and happening music and helping to shape the culture. Whether artists approach this music from traditional perspectives or attempt to create new and radical sub-genres of jazz, the Jazz Network
is providing exposure, performance and recording opportunities that we might never have found on our own.

The Jazz Network is an amazing resource for the Jazz community.

I'm honored and happy to be a part of it.

Jaijai, thanks for your faith and what you're doing for the jazz community"


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"The Jazz Network is the portal to an endless journey of musical discovery!".
~ Tony Bunn

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Uncle Hugh 'Peanuts' Whalum is my 80 year-old uncle who has FORGOTTEN more about jazz than I've even learned yet! He released his CD "Introducing Hugh 'Peanuts' Whalum" after gigging in the St. Louis scene for over 55 years! Needless to say his voice, his saxophone, his piano... like a fine, aged Merlot. His energy?! I dare not try and keep up. I'm on stage falling asleep by the time he gets going good – cut from a different cloth. Arnette, Coleman, Hamp, Hank... fine cloth.

Why do I bring them up? Because they represent something really important that we now get to enjoy, like they did back then, but now through technology on sites like this, that we've been missing.

The good news, since family – in this case JAZZ FAMILY – and relationships are much more important, more fulfilling... is that I feel RICHER knowing and following you guys music on THE JAZZ NETWORK!



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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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Dear Jaijai:

What a wonderful thing you have created here and thanks so much for the fabulous feature you did for my music and me. As I am new to TJN I am fascinated by what you have created. There are so many talented artists here and it feels like I’ve gone to heaven. Your father and I were close friends over the years. I just know your father is very proud of you and the site is a work of art! You have created something of real value for the jazz community and all I can say is Bravo!

Mike Longo

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Hey Jaijai,

What a marvelous idea of having a place where musicians can come to connect with each other. We all now know this as the The Jazz Network, thanks to you. Thank you for allowing us all benefit from the power of your dreams.

Safe travels,
Henry Johnson

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Comment by Jaijai Jackson on August 22, 2010 at 3:02am


"A Glance At Destiny"
Rita Edmond

With music being my passion, it is so wonderful that I am able to utilize the TJNW to share my expressions for jazz. Jaijai, your vision has transformed the way we all in the jazz community connect, share and listen to music. This Jazz Network has provided jazz enthusiasts like myself an opportunity to network, outreach and enjoy the talents of other jazz artists. Whether you are a professional or beginner, this music formerly heard in local jazz clubs, can now reach the ears and hearts of jazz lovers all around the world.

TJNW has became a mecca for jazz musicians, vocalists and their fans, all due to Jaijai, whose creative mind and warm beautiful spirit resonants throughout the The Jazz Network. Jaijai thank you for shining the spot light on me and allowing me the opportunity to share my gifts, riffs and love for jazz by being a featured artist on TJNW.

Rita Edmond
Comment by Jaijai Jackson on March 31, 2010 at 8:35pm

When I first learned about the Jazz Network I thought it was a fabulous idea.  The reality has more than lived up to my expectations.  I am constantly learning about new artists from all over the world who play many different styles of jazz.  I've made new friends, run into old friends and learned about new venues and ways to promote my career and new releases.  It has been such a friendly and welcoming experience that I was delighted to take advantage of this opportunity to be featured on the Network.  Thank you Jaijai and everyone who has chosen to participate in the Jazz Network!

Audrey Silver
Comment by Jaijai Jackson on September 23, 2009 at 10:42pm

"Aquarian Mind"
Ty Stevens
Comment by Jaijai Jackson on July 30, 2009 at 5:10pm
Will Downing

The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!

~ Will Downing

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"The Jazz Network is a useful resource to network with musicians all over the world. It creates a great opportunity to meet your favorite artists, learn who is up and coming, and to have an inside track on the pulse of jazz."

~ Russ Freeman

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Hi Jaijai,

Stopping by to show you some love and tell you just how much I appreciate all you've been doing here, not just for me but for this incredible community of jazz musicians. I see that The Jazz Network is growing in leaps and bounds daily and want you to know that I recognize the importance of what's going on here, musicians having a place to connect with each other, young musicians having a place to meet and be mentored by musicians who have been around the block. You've created a beautiful space here and it's obvious that folks are feeling very much at home. Thanks for sharing your time, your heart, your soul. This is a huge commitment and you've taken it on with such determination. I wish you and The Jazz Network continued success and support you in all you're doing. ~ Marcus

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The Jazz Network is a phenomenal place for musicians and music fans to hang out - thanks for creating a music haven for us all on the internet!

I love the fact that fans, up and coming artists, and established recording artists can all be in one place interacting with each other, listening to music, learning about each other and creating a community of jazz. I'm happy to be a part of it.

Speaking of no limits, my new CD "No Limits" is about reaching beyond genre stereotypes and playing the music I love, all kinds of it...and The Jazz Network has "No Limits", either - I feel right at home!


Nick Colionne

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Hey Jaijai!

It's really cool to be on your site. Funny how out of the chaos (!) of the record industry's demise has flowered such a beautiful, organic connecting place for folks like us. We know there's something of more substance in each other that we were being denied because of an industry that had lost its way. It's nice to be able to go deeper and be more altruistic. In the words of my old boss, Whitney... "Can I be me!" Blessings to you in this endeavor.

~ Kirk

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Thank you so much for creating such a cool space for music lovers to hang!

The concept of jazz is so different than it used to be in America at large, although amongst those who get it- it remains the same.

While I don't consider myself a jazz artist - at least on record yet - I appreciate the opportunity to be heard in this forum, and the chance for my intention to be felt. Keep the music playing!


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"The Jazz Network, a great place to find out the latest information on all the best jazz artists and musicians. It's also a helpful tool in getting the word out about your music. Thanks to The Jazz Network I'm getting more hits on my website from people that are just getting to know about me".

Frank McComb.
Comment by Jaijai Jackson on July 30, 2009 at 5:00pm


"From my heart I truly feel that you've created a musical oasis for people that are thirsty for real music and great artists, both past and present! I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and the care that you take with each one of us...The attention that is given, and the love... Jaijai my appreciation for you is immense! Your site is innovative, informative, inspiring and creative.. Just like jazz!! What a hang! We all love you back Jaijai!!

Cheers to you my sistah!

Comment by Jaijai Jackson on July 30, 2009 at 4:37pm

Hey Jaijai-

I will never forget what brought you and the wonderful work you have done here into my life, I ran across a description that stated "always looking for artists who are looking to go to the next level in their marketing and promotion on their musical journey's in jazz." I would like to say that from my and I am sure many others perspective,  you have effectively created a platform that not only provides the tools and opportunity for more proactive artist, but simultaneously created a space that encourages and spreads the notion of positive progression in this great musical journey we call Jazz.
As a young artist, I greatly appreciate a place like the Jazz Network Worldwide, which internationally brings visibility to a demographic that otherwise would be more difficult to pinpoint. I have fortunately had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with some of the legends of this great music we call jazz as they reminisce and tell all the stories of how things use to be, as I am sure you have as well Jaijai. But after countless disscussions I participated in with jazz great, Jimmy Owens, the one thing that he always said to me was "Tyrone, I can't tell you what will work for you in this current music business, but what I can do.. is share these stories with you which posses the principles you will need and can apply to succeed."  Jaijai I believe this statement characterizes the current and continued success of you, Woman of Jazz, and the Jazz Network Worldwide.  Thank you and The Jazz Network Worldwide for continuing the path of passion and expression while consistently providing, promoting, and proactively supporting innovative ways for us to positively progress in our musicial journey in Jazz.

-Tyrone Smith
"Music Is the Wine That Fills the Cup of Silence"

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Comment by Jaijai Jackson on July 15, 2009 at 1:04am


What you are doing is critical for the indie-jazz community. The music business is in a transition phase between old ways of marketing and new ways of marketing. You have stepped in to make connections across the musical spectrum with people involved in all aspects of the business and have become a bridge for today's new jazz musicians to get their music and their musical products out.

It is not enough for musicians to just post something up on one of the billion plus websites out there anymore. There has to be some way to communicate what we have to the jazz listeners and to people outside our own email list. You are providing the solution for that dilemma, a way for today's indie-jazz musician to cut through all the "noise in the system" to actually have their products listened to and evaluated by the knowledgeable and appreciative jazz audience.

Your level of energy and enthusiasm is amazing and is matched only by your dedication to staying true to the spirit of the music. It is rare to find someone with your resourcefulness, commitment and high level of understanding regarding how you can improve things for people from all aspects of the music world - promoters, musicians and listeners alike.


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Comment by Jaijai Jackson on June 25, 2009 at 12:32pm


You have created an incredible site in THE JAZZ NETWORK WORLDWIDE, and I feel honored to be a featured artist. I am awed and humbled by the care and attention you have given me on this project and I want you to know I am tremendously grateful. Thank you for believing in me!

Being apart of The Jazz Network is giving me the opportunity to hear and meet AMAZING artists around the world and I feel privledged to be a part of this network. Through The Jazz Network, I look forward to continuted growth as an artist. I look forward to meeting more people, collaborating, learning from others, and reaching people around the world with my work. Again, thank you for giving me this exciting opportunity!

~Nicole Madison

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I'm so delighted to be an active member of this incredible community of great artists and supportive fans. To connect with people from everywhere all right here on The Jazz Network.

It's so cool to be featured here and I'd like to thank you Jaijai for all your hard work in putting this feature together. You are the Bomb.

I'm looking forward to doing some more writing, especially now that my song “Peace Lullaby” got picked up for use in a film, more compassionate recording with some of my favorite musicians, more travel, and clinics , more performances and much more mentoring as I'm finding so much joy in sharing all that I think I know.

~Joani Taylor

Comment by Jaijai Jackson on June 11, 2009 at 2:53am
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Creative thinkers and those who appreciate the creative idiom of Jazz, usually have passionate spirits. Their love for a music that stimulates and evokes deep emotional responses, are challenged to find fulfilling musical fare on today’s radio airways or in the clubs.

Many of us complain, but Jaijai Jackson has turned her passion towards providing a wonderful network for jazz lovers and artists.

This labor or love called The Jazz Network, has and continues to be a place for the enlightened listener to connect, celebrate and support this wonderful art form.

As an artist, I am honored, blessed and privileged to be associated with TJN and see wonderful things coming ahead, as this network grows and spreads the message through music, new relationships and friendships.

Since joining TJN, I’ve crossed paths with artists and friends that I hadn’t seen in years. I’ve also made new friends and developed new networking relationships.

I’m excited at the possibilities and the opportunities to share my music with those around the world, whom I may have never had the opportunity to share with otherwise.

Joe Byrd

Comment by Jaijai Jackson on June 5, 2009 at 10:16am
Dearest Jaijai,
Wow! What a whirlwind week this has been! I can't believe it's been a week
since the feature went up.

You inspired me and gave me a gift in considering me for the feature. It was
worth every penny. It landed me a couple of radio interviews (one with KUER
Radio (Jazz Program) in Salt Lake City. Steve wound up playing almost all the
songs on my first album and the interview went really well!

I opened a concert series this evening with a fantastic quartet. Someone who
heard the interview that night, also checked out the jazz network and came to
the gig--he's interested in booking us for several events in the area.

The momentum is building...now I've got figure out how to keep it going.
I can't remeber where I move to on the website after this evening. Would you
mind letting me know, so I know where to direct people?
Thank you!

You have encouraged me to take myself seriously and learn how to market myself
and it is paying off. I'm just so excited! Thank you thank you thank you. You
are truly wonderful and I feel blessed to have met you!

Much love and gratitude,
Nicole Madison

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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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