From the late Ingrid Pastorius...
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,
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!!
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.
"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
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.
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...
" 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
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
"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"
"The Jazz Network is the portal to an endless journey of musical discovery!".
~ Tony Bunn
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!
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!
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!
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.