Hello fellow Jazz Lovers,
I am a new member of this site, however I feel a connection with each and all of you in our mutual appreciation of this wonderful music genre.
As I am no scholar, I am not one who can write an exceptional dissertation about this music.
What I am though, is a video director, who has taken his love for live performance of all types and given focus to this unique thing described as Jazz.
My company produces documentaries and video projection for live events, as well as live concert webcasts.
In February of this year, my wife and I moved to Seattle and stumbled onto Jazz Alley. Our first webcast from this venue was with Mindi Abair, who turned out to be one of the most humble, laid back artist I have worked. Needless to say it was a great night and a great performance and later Mindi even posted about us on her website.
Well we were hooked and have been doing as many shows as will allow us access, to bring these live performances to the world for free!
The goal of our website and our webcasts, is to draw viewers in to see and hear this amazing music and to promote musical education and humanitarian efforts on a global level.
Music is the language that knows no barriers, like Jazz itself.
We hope all of you will take time to enjoy live music as an art form, many wonderful musicians have recorded in the studio and given the world many songs which we can listen to over the years. However it is my humble opinion that the best way to engage in this art form is to watch it performed live in person. At TourTV it is our hope that we can share captured moments in time as if you were sitting right there with the artist watching them live.
But please if you can, go to a jazz club, go to a school performance, and always support your local musician by watching them in person when they do chose to play live and help them out by buying a CD. So much great music is lost to the world because a musician could not afford to get to the next gig.
PLEASE Support Live Music in any way you can.