April 2008 Blog Posts (62)


The blues playing was superb, the singing completely authentic: these guys knew what they were doing.’ (Keith Shadwick, The Independent, 30 January 2004)

Nightlosers is a romanian ethno-blues band, mostly remarkable for their ability to find common roots between country-rock, American blues and Eastern Europe genuine folk, thus conveying the same message through complementary ways of expression. Their sound is chameleonic - to induce… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on April 29, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sorry I just can't keep up with all these sites!

This is such a nice network but I've been so busy that I have to apologize for being quiet here. I'm really more active on myspace, I like that this is a network for jazz musicians but at the same time I have a lot of friends who are not jazz players - and I also do a lot of pop/commercial work as a musician!

But I love hearing tracks and getting nice feedback and meeting new folks!!! :)

Added by Kiku Collins on April 29, 2008 at 5:19am — 1 Comment

Mina tribute

i am glad to announce the release of my new show

a tribute to one of the most known italian female singers in her 50th year of carreer. she is not performing live since 1978, so i decided to make a tribute show to her marvellous songs.

if you would like to have a glimpse of her music, please visit the show profile at myspace, following this link:…


Added by sabrina colombo on April 28, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

PLAYLIST: WBCX 89.1 FM Sounds of Jazz April 26,2008

Playlist for Sounds of Jazz on WBCX 89.1 FM for April 26,2008

Broadcasting from Brenau University in Gainesville (NE Atlanta) Ga

Part of our “Straight Ahead Saturday Night” line-up…

Featuring “Sounds of Jazz" with Mark Dove from 6PM to 12PM

“Sounds of Jazz” features straight ahead jazz primarily from the 1950’s to the present. The shows mission is to spread the awareness of some of the country’s greatest music and to feature local area artists in the Atlanta and… Continue

Added by Mark Dove on April 27, 2008 at 9:26am — No Comments

PLAYLIST: WBCX 89.1 FM Cafe Jazz April 21,2008

Playlist for Café Jazz on WBCX 89.1 FM for Apr 21,2008

Broadcasting from Brenau University in Gainesville (NE Atlanta) Ga

Part of our " Melodic Monday Night” line-up…

Featuring “Café Jazz” with Mark Dove from 6PM to 8PM

Playlist for April 21, 2008

Hour 1

CHRIS HUMPHREY - "Swingin Till the Girls Come Home" - Nothing But Blue Sky - (Cadence Jazz)

GINGER AND SCOTT - "How High The Moon/Ornithology" - Dreamsville - (Artios Group)

BIG PHAT… Continue

Added by Mark Dove on April 27, 2008 at 9:11am — No Comments

A Jazz Lifeline to Academia Is Severed

April 26, 2008

A Jazz Lifeline to Academia Is Severed


Over the last week, the jazz world has been reeling from the announcement that the International Association of Jazz Educators, a de facto trade organization, is going out of business.

In an e-mail message sent on April 18, the 10,000-member organization, based in Manhattan, Kan., announced that its executive board had decided to file for bankruptcy and that its annual convention, which… Continue

Added by Jaijai Jackson on April 26, 2008 at 11:31pm — 3 Comments

The Essence Radio Show PLAYLIST April 26 + 27, 2008

Play list The Essence Radio Show

April 26+27,2008

Host Kara Johnstad

For more times and info check previous Blog


Kara Johnstad - Hurried Nights

Mel Torme - Manhatten

Fabriio Grecchi - Early Morning Lights

Vladiswar Nadishana - Straightening of the Mind

Feature Ring - featuring John Burgese - Last Drop

Amir Baghiri - Chashme Mahtab

Kara Johnstad - Hurting Place

Alex Domschot -… Continue

Added by Kara Johnstad on April 26, 2008 at 5:29am — No Comments

The Essence Radio Show - April 26 and 27, 2008 Host Kara Johnstad


Host Kara Johnstad

www.globalvortexradio.com + www.bbsradio.com + reddog medias + www.karmacaffe.com

April 26 and 27, 2008

This weeks artists! Mel Torme, Fabrizio Grecchi, Vladiswar Nadishana, Amir Baghiri, Feature Ring, Alex Domschot, Ane Brun, Heiko May, Eric Serra, Susheela Raman, Abhishek Basu, Aretha Franklin, Milagro Acustico, Mandipal Jandu, Heidi Skjerve, Till Brönner, Noa and… Continue

Added by Kara Johnstad on April 26, 2008 at 5:28am — No Comments

European Youth Jazz Orchestra

The European Youth Jazz Orchestra (the Former EBY Big Band) on Tour

The actual tour: 22nd of April - 9th of May 2008

Swinging Europe - The European Youth Jazz Orchestra is an orchestra composed of professional musicians from European and North American countries, touring the Continent for three weeks - each year in the spring - presenting new written big band music under the aegis of the Danish-based organization Swinging Europe… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on April 26, 2008 at 1:22am — No Comments

Summer Jazz camp in Italy

June 30 - July 18 Bonefro, Italy

Contact ijamjazz



Where is the ijamjazz camp?

The ijamjazz camp takes place in Bonefro, a small Italian village near the Adriatic coast and four hours from Rome by car. Bonefro (Campobasso province) is in the picturesque Molise region of Italy.

Students live and work in a two-story XVI century Franciscan monastery (Il Convento). Students live on the second floor in shared… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on April 26, 2008 at 1:16am — No Comments

Herbie Hanckok


Added by Magdalena Vaida on April 25, 2008 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Big Trigger's Jazz and Poetry

SOJP's mission has always been to Educate and Entertain on the subject's of Jazz and Poetry, as well as bridging the gap between the Genres and the Generations.
This weeks show definitely accomplishes this;

Added by Magdalena Vaida on April 25, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Big Trigger's Jazz and poetry

Added by Magdalena Vaida on April 23, 2008 at 9:58am — No Comments

The Tuba Project

The Tuba Project

Lucian Ban and Alex Harding | CIMP Records (2006)By Budd Kopman, All about Jazz

With The Tuba Project, Lucian Ban and Alex Harding have put together a raucous, bluesy, energetic, and at times ecstatic album. Drawing from deep roots in jazz and Afro-American music, these musicians play with a contagious abandon.

The CIMP recording technique, which takes great care in capturing the sound of… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on April 23, 2008 at 9:39am — No Comments

Alex Harding

Alex Harding was born on April 5, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of six, Alex knew what he wanted to do in his lifetime: to be a musician. He started to pursue his dream. Alex started on the tenor sax as a child, but as time went by he mastered playing the tenor, soprano, alto, baritone, clarinet and flute. Mr. Harding took band classes in elementary and middle school, entering musical competitions and shows. He chose to attend… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on April 23, 2008 at 9:33am — No Comments

Lucian Ban: Transylvania's Rhapsody in Blue

Published: December 18, 2007By Jason West, All About Jazz

One of the most creative new musicians on the New York City scene, Lucian Ban is a Transylvanian pianist and composer whose collaborations with fellow NYC jazzes continue to produce a burgeoning collection of original music. Recordings with Bob Stewart, Alex Harding, and Jorge Sylvester highlight Lucian’s prodigious recent output, a body of work that includes five… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on April 23, 2008 at 9:23am — No Comments

Birdland History

Ever since most of Chicago's top musicians moved to New York in the mid-to-late 1920s, New York City has been the Jazz Mecca. Nearly every major jazz style of the past seventy years has been initiated in the Big Apple.

It was Charlie Parker, familiarly known to his fans and fellow musicians as "Bird," a contraction of Yardbird, his formal nickname, who was the dynamic creative personality and genius of the alto saxophone who served as the inspiration for Birdland.

When the… Continue

Added by Feelinu on April 23, 2008 at 9:17am — No Comments


The Roaring Twenties began on a dry note on January 29, 1920, at 12:01 a.m. when the 18th Amendment was put into effect. The Anti-Saloon League of New York and others who wanted to make the sale and manufacture of alcohol illegal — thereby combating the related moral and social ills associated with drinking — had successfully lobbied Congress to pass the amendment. Prohibition had begun.

As law enforcement officials shut down saloons… Continue

Added by Feelinu on April 23, 2008 at 8:51am — No Comments

Gig tonight at Cornelia Street Cafe 8.30

Dear friends,

Just a quick note for any of you in the NYC area - wanted to let you know about my gig tonight - Wed April 23rd - in one of my favorite venues - Cornelia St Cafe with a great lineup. Details below - hope to see you there:

Feat: Tony Grey (Bass), Jordan Perlson (Drums), Bob Reynolds (Sax)

Wed April 23rd 8.30 Sharp...(doors open 8.20 - suggest arriving then to get seating).

Cornelia St Cafe - 29 Cornelia St, ACE, BDFV to West 4th… Continue

Added by Oli Rockberger on April 23, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

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