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This is where you get to share your thoughts about the Jazz festivals that are being presented today and what you feel we all need to do to retreive our jazz stages...

Warm greetings to all and Happy New Year!!

I hope you are all enjoying life wherever you are... :-)

Thank you for coming by to see what #wheresthejazz is all about.  It's all about getting the word out to a targeted demographic.   I wanted to share with you some of the new options you have here in The Jazz Network Worldwide.   I am personally offering to submit your artistry to Jazz Festivals and jazz venues around the world on your behalf.  It will be an introduction to the decision makers of festivals from The Jazz Network Worldwide platform endorsing your artistry.  I'm doing what I can one client at a time to give you my full attention, by way of consulting you to present yourself in the best way possible to these festivals.

We have to start deluging these festivals with some great jazz offerings so that they may consider booking jazz instead of R&B on our jazz stages, or even better, find musicians that integrate jazz into their repertoire, how 'bout that if you are looking to combine?  I know, its 2017 and many might say this is a quest long gone, but not for me, I'll go to the ends of the earth, kicking and screaming to keep jazz alive finding new artists to present that are the new innovators of its music.  Passing the baton with style and grace as its integrated with other musical expressions to make it unique and improvisational.  So if any of you are looking for this type of service, I'd be happy to couple with you and make it happen. I create one-sheets for you as well that compliments the submission.  One of the reasons why I do this is because many don't have time and give up trying.  I want to change that.  Feel free to grab the #wheresthejazz image above and place it on your social network pages.  I'm only one voice in the mix of  many, but I can't do this alone. I'm asking for your encouragement in the marketplace. 

Please 'doll up' your pages here in the network and use your page to share your artistry.  Join the groups, chat with each other, collaborate, mentor, share friends and events.... Also, join #wheresthejazz facebook group and promote your events and music there too.  Please come by and 'like' The Jazz Network Worldwide Family Fan Page On Facebook and post your music there as well!  Also, join our group The Jazz Network Worldwide On Linkedin.  I've put the portals out there outside of our network here so all is integrated so that your projects can not be missed.  We are building a mountain here people (smile). Please start using the hashtag #wheresthejazz when you think of it so that our movement can be recognized.

For those with limited budgets, why not consider the spotlight section for a month where your CD cover is highlighted with a click through to your purchasing site.?  Reserve your spot today!

I look forward to supporting all of you however I can by keeping up my quest of #wheresthejazz.

Always from my heart,



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Comment by Alex Lemski on March 24, 2019 at 1:03pm


Music: Creative Improvisational Jazz / New Music                          

Featured Artists:  Matt Shipp & Michael Bisio (Duet)                                          

When: 5/17/19, Friday, 8:00PM   

Where: Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 

Cost: $18, Students / Seniors $15

From New York

Two master improvisers

 Engaged in spontaneous musical discourse as


“Radical Thinkers…Prime Movers” (wsj)

Matt Shipp, Piano

Michael Bisio, Bass

Returning, their first time at the Lilypad

Especially for those unfamiliar:

Mr. Shipp is truly one of the leading lights of a new generation of jazz giants. He has reached the holy grail of jazz in that he possesses a unique style that is all his own—and he’s one of the few in jazz that can say so today.

"It's free-jazz, but full of melody, and every sound counts." (****) - John Fordham, The Guardian, guardian.co.uk/music/2012/dec/13/matthew-ship-floating-ice-review.


“The interaction of Shipp and Bisio by now has become a wonder. They intertwine around themselves in brilliant ways—“


“This duo is less about repertoire than rapport, though, and Shipp and Bisio have something truly special”. Reader


Having recorded over 40 albums as a leader or co-leader, Shipp has created pioneering work with hip-hop artists Antipop Consortium, DJ Spooky, and El-P, and has collaborated with notables such as Roscoe Mitchell (Art Ensemble of Chicago), William Parker and David S. Ware.  Barking Legs Theater, Chattanooga, TN.

The buzz is in about his latest release “Signature” (a trio):

 ‘’Stunning lyricism—every track is a gem---modern music at its best ---one of the top 3 recordings Matthew Shipp has made.’’  Step Tempest.

 ‘’Yet another boundary –pushing set for ESP Disc titled ‘’Signature’’—Shipp and trio have arguably made their best record, a wild inventive sprawl of brain bending meditations and bold abstraction that show the trio on an astounding level only they occupy.’’  Brooklyn Rail.

Comment by Marta Graciela Bressi on January 4, 2019 at 1:02pm

Dear Jai Jai,

I am very happy that you're on the mend and that this New Year 2019 finds you with the stamina to keep on contributing with El Jazz.
I feel particularly blessed with your generous friendship. Due to the gratuity you've granted me, I feel committed to upload works very often.
I wish you and your family good health, a blessing that can't be bought, and continuing success in everything you undertake.

God bless you.

Marta Graciela Bressi. :)

Comment by Mechelle LaChaux on December 4, 2018 at 4:33pm


Comment by American Jazz Initiative on April 21, 2017 at 5:03pm

Get your tickets soon!

Comment by American Jazz Initiative on August 9, 2016 at 11:20pm

Hello all! Mark your calendars!! https://www.facebook.com/events/270494756660512/

Comment by Marian Hayes on December 9, 2015 at 10:19pm


Sincere appreciation to you for creating this site. I hope to be an active member and sincerely would like to interview you in 2016.

Comment by Charity Elizabeth Sephus on November 25, 2015 at 9:46pm

Without a doubt, jazz is everywhere. We love the expressions, the freedom, and the fervor felt in heart-felt praise to our Almighty God of ages past and to come.  

If you're looking for a place to real and rock, or to serenely meditate. Follow the heart of Jazz.   He is everywhere.Because He loves me I have found new joys that were not mine before. Because he loves me in all  of life, I have a circle of unquestioned rest.  Beyond the beauty of my temporary stay here in this elegant  place of life, is the realization that He has prepared another place for me.   

Comment by Charity Elizabeth Sephus on November 23, 2015 at 6:14am

Leaning into it .  It connects so smoothly with the peace that passes all understanding, to rule in my heart at anytime.   My heart can sing when I pause to remember my youth with clean music around, enriched with the tone quality of my favorite artist. "Sho---weeeeeeeeeeeee" 

Comment by exe*Cute* on September 14, 2015 at 11:29pm

Gr8 place for Fine Jazz in Toronto, Canada !!







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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