I was born a singer. Singing is what comes most naturally to me. I always had an innate affinity for music and song. My father was a trumpet player and my mother played the phonograph and the radio. I grew up in the 1950's when the popular music of the day was the Great American Songbook and the Popular Standards featuring the best talent of the century. There are anecdotal stories of me singing into a wooden spoon as if it were a microphone at age two or three. I am told that one of the songs… Continue
Added by Ron Kaplan on January 27, 2009 at 1:12pm —
Everyday, I know.
In 1986 Danny Barker published his biography: A Life In Jazz (edited by Alyn Shipton.) He also co-authored a study of the New Orleans Jazz heritage, with Jack V. Buerkle, entitled: Bourbon Street Black, as well as a posthumous release: Buddy Bolden and The Last Days of Storyville – also edited by Shipton. Danny's writing is a substantial body of work that examines… Continue
Added by Esquizito on January 27, 2009 at 10:30am —
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
Added by Michael Matheny on January 27, 2009 at 9:00am —
Today in my job as a hospital musician and music program coordinator for Shands Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida (www.cathydewitt.com/music_in_medicine), I had some unexpected fun! Through our partnership with our Performing Arts Center, the Interpreti Veneziani string ensemble played for patients and staff on several units at the hospital. They were wonderful, doing a repertoire of Vivaldi, Pachelbel, and more. Later, as they waited in the lobby to be picked up, I started playing… Continue
Added by Cathy DeWitt on January 26, 2009 at 4:30pm —
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts:
THE CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE,
AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JON FADDIS
CELEBRATE THE 10th AMERICAN HERITAGE JAZZ SERIES
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, at 8:00 pm at HARRIS THEATER
THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK with BOBBI WILSYN,
CURTIS FULLER, RON HAWKING
PREMIERE OF ASCAP SALUTE TO HANK… Continue
Added by Kat on January 26, 2009 at 10:33am —
I know it's been a while since I last wrote anything here so here you go, a little fresh news from my little home in Rome....
My time has been divided between the TV production I'm involved with on the Mediaset network here in Italy, various concerts with various artists (more on this a bit further down the page), promotional activities for my book, "The… Continue
Added by Eric Daniel on January 26, 2009 at 6:39am —
our little tribute to our new president.. kenya style.. let's help him change the world!
peace and love..
nicky and margot
OBAMA (jamma) plays by default..
cheers and the happiest yet new years..
Added by nicky quick on January 26, 2009 at 6:27am —
What an awesome interview today with Brian. Click on or copy/paste link below into your browser to listen to the show.
Added by Jazz_Queen on January 26, 2009 at 12:17am —
A great interview with founder Wayne Bruce. Thanks Bruce.
Added by Jazz_Queen on January 25, 2009 at 11:32pm —
Added by SHB Music Group on January 25, 2009 at 12:09pm —
Just posted 2 studio tracks from PDFOP, an original project I'm involved in. This is electric music, influenced somewhat by Bill Frissell, RTF, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Jack DeJohnette's early 80's bands. It's fairly composed, but not without room to leave one's own stamp on things.
Check 'em out when you get a minute.
Added by Nick Costa on January 25, 2009 at 9:50am —
RWH & The Jazz Triad invite you to visit our New Website: www.rwhthejazztriad.com, and experience excerpts of our latest CD Release Album, entitled “CHANTS for a new day”
Just sit back, chill out with self, your partner, or significant other - your favorite glass of wine, cordial or spirit in hand - and get ready to embark on a musical journey that transcends time and space.
Look for the CD Album in coming weeks on I-tunes,… Continue
Added by ROBERT W. HOUTMAN on January 24, 2009 at 8:33pm —
CHANT for Futures Found
A Chant for Futures Found is a call, a hope, a prayer that a Global Healing will come about - that the medium for such will be a spiritual rebirth for mankind, especially among our young people of the planet; this being brought to fruition by way of the Medium of Music. Jazz, the true American Art-form embraced by our New President and World Leader, Barack Obama, carries with it the Healing Balm of Rhythmic Vibration, a Collective Understanding and… Continue
Added by ROBERT W. HOUTMAN on January 24, 2009 at 8:29pm —
Bret Primack, legendary jazz writer and producer known as the "Jazz Video Guy" has produced a wonderful film short focusing on the influential comic, Lenny Bruce, and his relationship to jazz. Here's the link on YouTube:
You will notice that the entire, 90-minute Lenny Bruce video that Primack used as the centerpiece of this, is available from me at www.JazzLegend.com. Within the program are rare, rare glimpes of Buddy… Continue
Added by Dr. Bruce H. Klauber on January 24, 2009 at 8:19am —
We, the United States of America, your top quality supplier of the ideals of liberty and democracy, would like to apologize for our 2001-2008 interruption in service. The technical fault that led to this eight-year service outage has been located, and the software responsible was replaced November 4. Early tests of the newly installed program indicate that we are now operating correctly, and we expect it to be fully functional on January 20. We apologize for any… Continue
Added by Sandi on January 24, 2009 at 7:50am —
Added by Nick Costa on January 23, 2009 at 1:03am —
L’ “Enola Club” si propone quale distinta sala d’elite rispondendo alle esigenze di una clientela meticolosamente selezionata, i cui ampi interessi originano da cultura elevata e consapevole passione per l’arte nelle sue svariate manifestazioni.
Il palco dell’Enola Club può esser definito come il “perno creativo” del locale ove ruotano tutte le attività artistiche, lo spazio nel quale si esibiscono i vari artisti che ci pregiamo proporvi nell’àmbito delle varie sezioni, quali ad esempio il… Continue
Added by Enola Jazz Club on January 23, 2009 at 12:04am —
I have met so many amazing talented kind, caring people here and I am truly grateful!
Love & Music, Peggie
Added by Peggie Perkins on January 22, 2009 at 1:44pm —
...coming to you direct from Studio B, it's Café Jazz, your champagne of smooth jazz listening!! Edition #511 - now playing on the "radio page
This Week at CaféJazz.ca ...
...featured is keyboardist Oli Silk with his sophomore release entitled The Limit's The Sky - we've cued a trio of tracks and we'll be spinning those as part of the spotlight segment. Hour 2, sees us trip down memory… Continue
Added by Cafe Jazz - Ted Hasiuk on January 22, 2009 at 7:15am —
Have a great band, Vortex Tribe, which is Mingo Lewis' band. Mingo grew up with Monk and Miles as household guests so he was fairly well exposed before he ever started playing congas. He left Santana (which he started with when he was 15) to play with Chick Corea and Return to Forever. His discography grows from there. What many don't know is that many of Al Di Meola's songs and the major hits… Continue
Added by Vortex Tribe on January 21, 2009 at 9:57pm —