September 2009 Blog Posts (58)

Video from Bergen Performing Arts Center & NYB&JS Battle of the Bands 10/4

Happy Autumn, Everyone!!

Hello, All! Our opening slot for the Bacon Brothers last week at Bergen Performing Arts Center was extremely enjoyable and successful - selling cds and making new fans, not to mention getting to hang with the brothers in the green room. Kyra Sedgewick was there, too (I'm a HUGE fan of "The Closer!") and she was just the coolest, hanging in the audience and dancing her every loving behind off in support of her handsome husband. Our show went great, and then we got… Continue

Added by Nicole Hart on September 30, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Contech BPO Services Pvt. Ltd. expands its capabilities in digital sheet music engraving and transcription services

Contech BPO Services Pvt. Ltd. has recently participated in the Musikmesse - organized by Messe Frankfurt Exhibition, Germany. Musikmesse is considered to be the biggest fair for musical instruments, live music and the music business. Professionals, musicians, music publishing companies and amateurs visit this international music fair for business connections and to discover the latest innovations in musical instruments, digital sheet music and music production.

"Learning about…


Added by digitalmusicengraver on September 30, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

That Was Then available at Rhapsody

That Was Then - Darryl Williams

Added by Darryl Williams on September 29, 2009 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Upcomimg Performances

Hello Jazz Network Family....I want to let all of you know about some upcoming performances in Cleveland, Ohio. Your fellow members, Garrison "Bert" Elliott and I are playing a big private event at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and while in Cleveland, we have added public dates at Nighttown. For those of you not familiar with Nighttown, they are right on par with Blue Note, Yoshi's, Ronnie Scott's, etc. There are 4 of us traveling from Atlanta and the other 5 pieces will be rounded out by… Continue

Added by Darren Ginn on September 29, 2009 at 10:37pm — No Comments

September 29th, 2009

“A jazz musician who has taken the spotlight on the world.”

Dear Reader, we return to a “very interesting subject” which Mr. Barker brought to the Xavier students of a generation ago. The case of Hamaas Khaalis, a Bebop drummer turned “revolutionst,” and the very true story of the Hanafi Siege which took place in Washington D.C. in 1977. I myself was 13 years old when the three-day stand-off occurred, and was unaware of it until I encountered Danny's cassette archives. I'll admit,… Continue

Added by Esquizito on September 29, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Grammy Voting - Afterplay for your consideration

If you are registered as a voting Grammy Member, please consider my album, "Afterplay", in the following category.

Field 1 - Pop

Category 10 - Best Pop Instrumental Album

# 045 AFTERPLAY by Brian Kelly

* "Pop Instrumental" is how they categorize artists such as Spyro Gyra, Boney James, Chris Botti...


If you are not already a member of the recording academy it is very… Continue

Added by Brian Kelly on September 28, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Rhythm Jazzations Presents "A Return to Forever" Latin Jazz Concert Invitational

The Event

This "invitation only" event held on Saturday, August 22, 2009, debuts our Latin and Afro Cuban Jazz Concert Invitational and nightclub concept "Mansions Nightclub" at an expansive 30,000 sq. foot Malibu mansion was the talk of the town and was a resounding success with over 1500 people attenting and dressed to the nines!. The event ran from 12pm to 2am and was L.A.'s most sophisticated and fashionable affair of the summer.

See website blogs for updates and… Continue

Added by Herman on September 28, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tommie Brewster mystagemusic Feature Artist two months in succession

Hi Everyone.......

I only joined mystagemusic about 5 weeks ago and they almost

immediately made me Featured Blues Artist for September. They

are very supportive and this has been a very helpful tool for me

As we drew towards the end of the month, the site decided to run

a vote amongst the many categories of featured artists and set up

a voting page. I told my friends and fans of this and suggested they

might like to vote for me.

Within… Continue

Added by tommie brewster on September 28, 2009 at 7:55am — No Comments

Is American Idol the Only Way into the Music Business?


Amber Whitlock
wMw Academy of Vocal Flight

Is American Idol the Only Way into the Music Business?

San Diego, CA, Saturday, September 26, 2009 — Budding stars that would leap at the opportunity to make it in the “American Idol” world now have their chance. Beginning Friday, October 23rd The Church at Rancho Bernardo will host wMw Academy of Vocal Flight’s first program for professional and… Continue

Added by Amber Whitlock on September 28, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Tony Adamo Gets The Radio Spins

Denver's Smooth Jazz Radio Station KKHI 101.9 is spinning Tony Adamo's cover of the Tower of Power hit "This Time It's Real". Request it at

Added by Tony Adamo on September 26, 2009 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Address & Info for the Workshop; FINDING YOUR VOICE, "The Singer's Path To Enjoyment and Success in Music"

Hello Friends,

The Important workshop I have been telling everyone about is at the end of October (23,24 & 25) in Southern California, in San Diego County(Rancho Bernardo).

More information is available at:

or call 858-592-2434 X718

Do yourself a favor & look into this while tickets are still available! Many elements of this event are on a first come, first served basis, due to the nature of direct contact with the… Continue

Added by Amber Whitlock on September 26, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Voting Members of the Academy for the 52nd Grammy Awards - New York Rendezvous for your consideration.

If you are a voting member of the Academy for the 52nd Grammy Awards, please consider my CD "New York Rendezvous" which is up for "Best Jazz Vocal" and "Best New Artist". You can hear all the songs on the CD here on my page at the Jazz Network. Thank you for your kind consideration.

Irene Atman

Added by Irene Atman on September 26, 2009 at 9:18am — No Comments

Finding Your Voice, "The Singer's Path To Enjoyment & Success In Music"



I am sending along some important information on a workshop coming up at the end of October. If you are a singer, professional or amature, you CAN NOT miss this opportunity. This is truly going to be a beneficial program to take you to the next level in your career. Do you know someone who's working hard to navigate through the business? Please pass this on to… Continue

Added by Amber Whitlock on September 25, 2009 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Tommie Brewster 3 songs in SongVault Finals chart


Some months back I had three songs on Song Vault simultaneously at Number One and one of those,

Can't Leave You Alone, has stayed in the chart ever since.

I added two new songs a couple of weeks ago which went to number one and number two in the

Song Vault Showcase chart.

They just told me that these two songs now moved up in to the Finals Chart which means I

again have three tracks in the Finals Chart… Continue

Added by tommie brewster on September 23, 2009 at 1:49am — No Comments

Gerald Hinton and Willie Hill are on the ballot for The Stellar Awards and need your votes...

Willie Hill and Gerald Hinton are on the ballot for The Stellar Awards and need your votes...Willie Hill for instrumental and Gerald Hinton under the album title, I'm On My Way...and also look for his name.....
Gerald Hinton is in the categories... of the year..single urban performance..contemporary male vocalist......"The Battle's Not Over"

Added by Willie Hill on September 22, 2009 at 9:57pm — No Comments

The Jazz Session about the true birth of the Bossa Nova

Hi there -

I'd like to invite everyone to listen to an episode of Jason Crane's "The Jazz Session". This particular interview is with respected jazz journalist, Marc Myers, host of the Jason and Marc talk about Bud Shank's association with the Laurindo Almeida Quartet, a group put together by bassist Harry Babasin, and its influence on the creation of the Bossa Nova - great listen -…


Added by Von Babasin on September 22, 2009 at 3:44pm — No Comments

now on i-tunes

one of my favorite CD's that I had the honor of playing drums on is "essenTIALLY me" by Giovanni.
it is now available on i-tunes, check it out:

Giovanni's CD is now available on itunes, check it out!

Added by Henning Stumm on September 22, 2009 at 2:35pm — No Comments

September 22nd, 2009

Dear Reader, may we begin with a mindfulness of Mr. Danny Barker.


The back door is open and the windows are raised; it's Tuesday, March 15th, 1977 – I would guess that it's a beautiful day over the Xavier University campus. Nevertheless, it is time to let the bad air out. It is apparent that Mr. Barker is... "playing it cool." It is very interesting to hear how he carefully approaches… Continue

Added by Esquizito on September 22, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Minds of Glass by Marta Bressi and Dirk Schreurs to be screened at the 2009 International Independent Film and Video Festival in New York on October 24.

Thanks to Marta G. Bressi who´s generously offered me her extraordinary talent to generate beautiful video images to all eleven compositions from my album ¨Minds of Glass¨ , we 've been able to create brand-new works together. This collaboration, which was born as two separate entities, came to fruition when I saw in Marta's digital art a reflection of my own visualisations when composing the music. It… Continue

Added by Dirk Schreurs on September 22, 2009 at 3:12am — No Comments

THE ESSENCE SHOW with Kara Johnstad Ep. 62

Get your own playlist at!

Happy World Peace… Continue

Added by Kara Johnstad on September 21, 2009 at 7:42am — No Comments

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