About JazzNet247 Radio and Founder Wes Gillespie
JazzNet247 was an established brand name as part of the EuroclubdeJazz website which operated with 8 different jazz channels from 2001 to 2005. It showcased many unknown jazz artists from all around the world and introduced them to a large new audience online.
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About The Host - The Past
I worked in many aspects of the music industry in those days from Retail and Wholesale Sales and Marketing, Musician, Nightclub Manager, Piano Tuner, Repair Man, Guitar Teacher, Session Man, Sound Engineer but I always had to perform as a presenter on radio or in clubs to let people hear the treasuretrove of wonderful music that I had accumulated in my head over the years.
When the internet came to prominence in 1994 I was working in my trained profession ( the day job ) of corporate marketing, PR and multimedia and in 1994 I started my own company and created my first online jazz website called 'The Jazz Site'.
In 1997 I was approached by Michael Ricci, founder of the All About Jazz project, to help him get started up and I began writing reviews for a number of years for his website.
In 1999 I was asked by Adam Sieff from Sony Jazz in London to develop their online web presence for the greatest jazz catalogue ever known featuring the Columbia, CBS, Legacy, CTI, Epic recordings and their own World Jazz and Sony Jazz albums. This included almost every major artist known to the history of jazz including more than 80 Miles Davis albums.
In 2000 I won the 'Addy Award', a national marketing award in the USA for 'Innovative Multimedia Design' with Steinway pianist Steve Barta from Colorado Springs for an Enhanced CD Project which created a very unique way for independent musicians to sell thousands more of their CD projects, the concept is still available and as valid today.
In 2001 I was asked by Scott Adams, host of the Sounds Of Brazil syndicated radio show in Chicago, USA to help him with his online media presence and designed his first ENewsletter as well as writing reviews for his hard copy magazine.
In 2001 I changed 'The Jazz Site' website to the 'EuroclubdeJazz' branding which became enormous online for five years with thousands of artists and visitors each month to the thousands of pages of jazz information and the eight online Radio Webcasts ( incidently on JazzNet247 Radio ) in various jazz genres. Sadly a serious family illness meant that brand was handed over to a colleague who continues its name today albeit in a Trad Jazz format.
About The Host - The Present
Like the EuroclubdeJazz, JazzNet247's success depends on networking and the artists and fans telling their friends all about it. Already we have a loyal following in the USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, France, Benelux, Scandinavia, Switzerland and Germany, all great markets for the artists we feature.
The jazz market share is relatively small so the large record labels are not interested in promoting it too much. As a marketeer by profession I know that marketing is expensive for independents but in my research and experience I have found that there is so much quality music available but not enough exposure to it. So I hope the artists and fans will tell their friends to tune in and join the buzz.
We would ideally like to use the Radio Show and Website as a platform whereby the organisers of Music Festivals, Promoters, Venues, Producers, Inflight Production Companies can learn more about the wealth of talent that is part of our JazzNet247 Family Of Friends and they can use our platform to listen to and learn more about them. They can then approach the artists directly with a view to having them perform at their events.
I hope that you will enjoy the shows, reading up on the artists and tracks highlighted from two of my favourite Sub Jazz genres ie Smooth Jazz and Brazilian Flavours. We also feature Great Vocalists from the world of Jazz, Nu-Jazz, R'n'B and Cross-Over. There are so many hidden gems from artists from all over the world that are normally not aired on commercial radio.
In a world of so much 'data overload' and 'choice' available I am delighted at the numbers of surfers tuning in to the shows each week and logging on to the website, you are truly outstanding and I thank you.
Our slogan is :- 'Discover New Music Today' and we sincerely hope you do.
If you like the music and the concept of helping the jazz genre, tell your friends about it and send us some feedback or music suggestions to play on the shows.
Kind regards Wes Gillespie - Producer and Host of JazzNet247 Radio
JazzNet247 Radio Europe's Blog
Posted on September 11, 2011 at 5:12am
Are YOU a fan of Smooth, Vocal or Brazilian Jazz ? Enjoy hearing NEW Music ? Join us for the NEW STREETJAZZ Show at www.JazzNet247.com.
We particularly support INDIE ARTISTS and LABELS on our shows as well as the newest releases and chart climbers. SUPPORT US and help the artists and jazz genre.
Best from Wes | Producer &… Continue
Posted on August 29, 2011 at 2:44am
I'd like to invite YOU personally to join me for our NEW STREETJAZZ Show
on JazzNet247 Radio Europe, now the No.1 Jazz Show on our National Jazz
Charts, the perfect accompaniment to a hot summer's day with sultry Smooth
Jazz and Brazilian Flavours.
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Posted on August 20, 2011 at 12:23pm
JAZZNET247 RADIO offers you a NEW FEATURE to accompany our weekly magazine show STREETJAZZ which is currently the No. 1 Jazz Show on our Reverb Nation National Charts. Continue
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Posted on August 9, 2011 at 7:58am
JazzNet247 Radio Europe is delighted to launch a NEW MAINSTREAM JAZZ BONUS CHANNEL called JAZZ À LA CARTE.
Having presented jazz music for more than 45 years and also worked as webmaster to the greatest jazz catalogue in existance ( Sony Jazz ) I am delighted to return to my roots presenting a ' mainstream show… Continue
Posted on June 26, 2011 at 2:05am
Join the BUZZ and try something different with our STREETJAZZ SHOW featuring the freshest songs and cream of the indie artists and labels from worldwide as well as the latest releases and highest climbers from the Groove Jazz Charts.
DISCOVER NEW MUSIC TODAY via… Continue