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Jazz Musician of the Day: Count Basie

Jazz Musician of the Day: Count Basie

All About Jazz is celebrating Count Basie's birthday today! Bill Basie studied music with his mother as a child and played piano in early childhood. He picked up the basics of early ragtime from some of the great Harlem pianists and studied organ informally with Fats Waller. He made his professional debut as an accompanist for ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Jazz St. Louis Announces $10 Million Capital Campaign for New Jazz Center

Jazz St. Louis Announces $10 Million Capital Campaign for New Jazz Center

St. Louis, MO: From Scott Joplin’s playing of Ragtime in 1895 to Miles Davis playing Be-Bop in 1944 and to the dozens of other jazz greats who hail from the Gateway City, St. Louis has played an important and pivotal role in the history of jazz. Today, Jazz St. Louis—one of the best known and longest ...

CAREER

How to Make Your DIY Tour Stick out from the Rest

By Lee Duck from the SonicBids Blog. In my last article, we discussed ways in which you can plan and book a DIY tour that runs effectively, successfully, and within your budget. So now that you’ve packed up your gear, managed your expenses, and hit the road, what can you do to really blow your fans ...

TRENDS

Slow Growth Ahead for Digital Music, Says New Juniper Study

There's not a lot of good news in a new report from Juniper Research which found that the digital music industry will experience slow growth in revenue over the next 5 years, from $12.3 billion this year to just $13.9 billion in 2019. Strong performance in streaming music will largely be offset by decline in revenues ...

OPINION

An Open Letter to Robb McDaniels, Founder and CEO of InGrooves

By Philip Kaplan, Founder of Distrokid. Dear Mr. McDaniels, This is in response to an article you wrote on HypeBot (here) entitled, “5 musings from a digital music exec who’s been doing this a long time and isn’t even that old.” In the article, you oppose your competitors who “offer to distribute all the music you ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Dexter Godon in Denmark: 1962

There are tens of thousands of jazz clips on YouTube. But some, like this one, add a human element that brings the artist and the event to life. Here's Dexter Gordon in jny: Copenhagen in 1962. It was filmed for a German TV program that aired a year later, featuring Gordon at the Jazz Club Montmartre ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Critically Acclaimed Jazz Artist Changamiré Releases Newest Album, Titled "Love"

Critically Acclaimed Jazz Artist Changamiré Releases Newest Album, Titled "Love"

Washington, D.C.-based vocalist Changamiré announces the release of her latest CD, Love. Her first album, Only Human, enjoyed resounding international success. Washington, D.C. — Changamiré, a Washington, D.C. jazz and R&B vocalist whose work has met global acclaim, announces the release of her newest album, Love. Fans can expect an eclectic mix of songs on the ...

RADIO/PODCAST

Reluctant Genius Of Jazz: Artie Shaw This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Artie Shaw was one of the top-grossing stars of the 1930s and the only serious rival Benny Goodman had to his title as “The King of Swing." To celebrate the Shaw legacy, Riverwalk's David Holt talks with Tom Nolan, the author of a new biography, Three Chords for Beauty's Sake: The Life of Artie Shaw. Nolan ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today! Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Cyrille Aimée Infuses Novel Blend Of Musical Styles On "It's A Good Day"

Cyrille Aimée Infuses Novel Blend Of Musical Styles On "It's A Good Day"

It's A Good Day is the major label debut by the widely acclaimed young jazz singer Cyrille Aimée—yet another step forward for the rapidly rising vocalist. Winner of both the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, Aimée explores a range of musical styles, eras, continents and moods on It's A ...


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