Event Planners are key to the livelihood of a musician. From special events to industrials, festivals, etc. Here is where event planners can find 'just the right' music for their events and where musicians can find employment.See More
This is a unique gift, to bring music into retirement homes, long term care facilities, children's hospitals, homes for the aged, play flute, violin, piano, trio's, walk down the halls and play tunes for those bed-ridden....jazz heals, who's willing?
Hey James, yes I am a voting member of the Academy. This year was my first year at getting my C.D. in the door to be considered. I knew from the start that I didn't have the money or high profile power to actually get a Nomination, but at least I tried and fot it in the door. I'm also the percussion player from the GAP Band and that wasn't enough to get me past 2nd base. They tell you it's not a popularity contest,or about how much you sold, but about the quality of the C.D.Well that quickly goes out the window, when the big boys want their Artist in there. I hope that would change one day, but that's one thing I don't thing even Obama could change, it's about too much money and power. Sorry about the soap box, take care, have a great day. Victor Orlando TJN's featured Artist of the week.
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!!
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.