"Loved your tracks and especially your bass playing,hope to attend your gigs if any when visiting my son in Miami during October ,is Heat Beat still published? Love the pianist, not Nicki Orta by any chance and thoughtful musical drumming. Greetings…"
Jamie Ousley is an acoustic bassist, recording artist, composer, and educator in the South Florida area and travels the world whenever possible. He is professor of jazz bass at Florida International University and recently completed his doctorate of musical arts from the University of Miami.
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Loved your tracks and especially your bass playing,hope to attend your gigs if any when visiting my son in Miami during October ,is Heat Beat still published? Love the pianist, not Nicki Orta by any chance and thoughtful musical drumming. Greetings from Northern Ireland
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!!
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
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.