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Where are you located?
North Carolina
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Music Director, Recording Engineer, Recording Studio, Radio Broadcaster, Videographer, Collector, Fan
Tell us a little about your background...
Currently working as program director for radioIOJAZZ .. www.radioio.com .. I program and host the Real Jazz show and Vocal Jazz ... often spinning jazz live as in the olden days.. the audience of radioIO has been measured at over 4 million regular listeners and is heard in over 80 different countries.. we are one of the largest radio networks on the webspace.. radioIO Real JAZZ and each of the other jazz channels of the radioIO SUITE is featured on Windows Media Guide, Itunes, Real Audio, Shoutcasst (winamp), and many other digital radio sources. radioIO Real Jazz serves as a preset on several digital media devices such as Philips Streamium, Escient Fireball, SkipJam iMedia, SlimDevices, Torian Fusion.. and many many more. radioIO Real Jazz features an eclectic blend of jazz with around 80% focus on new and recent releases.. with the remaining 20% blended with classics from the past. We play major label artists as well as independent artists.. our motto is "Great jazz is simply great jazz" We serve as a CMJ Jazz reporter.. If you appreciate good jazz, I invite you to go to www.radioIOJAZZ.com and tune in.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
invited by a fabulous female vocalist
What Instrument do you play?
Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone, Guitar
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Singer Pianist Peter Cincotti Rocks!

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Having just received our preview copy of Singer-pianist Peter Cincotti's newest release "East of Angel Town", I sat immediately sat down in the studio to take it in. Before I turned the speakers on, memories of the 19 year old's debut in 2003 came back with greatfondness.. "I changed the rules".. "Ain't Misbehavin".. "Comes Love".. the entire album announcing the arrival of fresh talent for us older jazzers. It has been a good while since the last studio release "on the moon" (2004) which I… Continue

drmike's 2008 radioIO Real Jazz TOP 20 JAZZ RELEASES

Posted on December 31, 2008 at 11:50am 0 Comments

My first thoughts over recalling the jazz releases of 2008 brought no immediate standouts. Unlike other years, I didn’t already know my choices for the top 20 or have the usual dread of knowing which would have to be left out in the limited space of such a discussion. In the past days, I have been reading many journalists who have already chosen their favorites and many writers indicate that 2008 was a lackluster year in new jazz offerings. However, I sat down to examine the cast of 2008… Continue

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play: a Night’s Delight

Posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:01am 1 Comment

If you were to invite me to a concert of a trio featuring trombone, guitar, and Jew’s harp, and then you would tell me that I would spend two hours loving this ensemble, I would begin drawing from my vast repertoire of calendar ‘excuses’. No way would I commit my precious time to such a scenario. Further, I would never again believe that you could ever understand what I enjoy, the music I savor, or my limits of toleration. Yet, I did attend this concert.. and if I hadn’t, I would have missed… Continue

Drmike reviews Organissimo’s Groovadelphia… it’s the whole package

Posted on August 28, 2008 at 11:31pm 0 Comments

I have to admit that when I preview new music from a group anchored by the jazz organ, I do so with great hope.. A hope that there will be fresh creativity and diversity within the selections. So many times I receive new ‘burner’ albums where each song, one after the other, sounds like the same session.. then repeated in reverse. I am happy this week. A new CD came into the radioIO studios from the organ based trio ‘Organissimo’. The album is called ‘Groovadelphia’… and it destroys all of the… Continue

So What Is NSJF on radioIO anyway?

Posted on March 9, 2008 at 7:12pm 0 Comments

Occasionally, a song title will come up in several of our jazz channels with the four letters ‘NSJF’ typed in. After having several inquiries as to what this stands for inspires me to write an explanation for listeners. ‘NSJF’ stands for North Sea Jazz Festival.. These tracks come from a four cd set that was produced in 2006 by Manon Miessen of Radio Nederlands featuring performances from the Hague years. The festival now is held in Rotterdam. This rich collection of selected performances was… Continue

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At 8:41am on January 13, 2011, Petra Caramela said…

At 1:23pm on February 1, 2010, Sundar said…
Hi Michael,
Thanks for the friend add. I'd like to invite you to take a listen to my CDs on my site. How can I get my music to you?
At 1:18am on January 3, 2010, Rita Shelby said…
Hey there Mike,
I am so excited to learn of you and all that you do in jazz! Please allow me to send my project "A Date With A Song" to you! Happy Jazzy New Year!! Thank you for keeping the genre alive and well.
May 2010 be the best year yet!
Jazzy Rita
At 4:27pm on December 1, 2009, TIMKAT Entertainment LLC said…
Hi Dr Mike,

Just dropping by to say Happy Holidays and thank you as always for your continued friendship and support of TIMKAT and Tim's music on RadioIO.com. You have been a great friend to us and we wish you the very best here at the end of 2009 and on into 2010! Hope to hear from you soon.

Warmest wishes,
Kathryn Shut
TIMKAT Entertainment, Inc.

Company: http://www.myspace.com/timkatent
CD BABY for Tim Ballard: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/TimBallard
The TIMKAT Store: http://www.ecrater.com/timkat
Email: timkatent@gmail.com
At 10:52am on September 17, 2009, Victor Fields said…
Below is the single “Lovely Day” from my CD Thinking of You featuring Jeff Lorber
01 LOVELY DAY Featuring Jeff Lorber.mp3
Yours Smoothly,
“The Sound of the Bay”
At 9:40am on September 17, 2009, Victor Fields said…
Hi Michael,

I am a Featured Artist here on TJNW and Jaijai Jackson told me to contact you. She thought you might dig what I am doing.

I’m also planning a tour and would appreciate a heads up on any contacts that might support my coming to your area. To know more about me please visit My Page or my website: http://www.victorfields.com.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Yours smoothly,

“The Sound of the Bay”
At 10:02am on July 19, 2009, Manee Valentine said…

At 1:42pm on June 23, 2009, Brad Wilcox said…
Michael...hadn't been on this site in a while (shame on me?) and saw your friend request. Sorry for the delay. My pleasure, fellow Carolinian. Per Jai Jai's suggestion...I set up that Carolina's Musician Group. Maybe something will come of it. That's the idea...ha.

Okay... I just wanted to touch base and say thanks. Will check things out when I get a chance. All the best....

At 9:43am on June 22, 2009, Ron Gill said…
Hello, Michael. Thanks for the info on the Carolina's Musician's Group. Just the sort of thing I am looking for to get acquainted. Send me a hello on my email address or call me so we can chat.
At 12:28pm on May 11, 2009, Warren Benbow said…
Hello Michael!
I have two Jazz CD's and would be grateful if you would take a listen and consider giving them airplay on your station...
Warren Benbow

















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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