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BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Archie Shepp

Jazz Musician of the Day: Archie Shepp

All About Jazz is celebrating Archie Shepp's birthday today! Archie Shepp was born in 1937 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida. He grew up in Philadelphia, studied piano and saxophone and attended high school in Germantown; he went to college, became involved with theatre, met writers and poets, among them, Leroy Jones and wrote: «The Communist», an ...

RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 25, 2015

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 25, 2015

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks111Harold Mabern Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions)329364 -352 58162 6 2 Jose James Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday (Blue Note) 259248+11 1552 83133Harry Allen For George, Cole And Duke (Blue Heron Llc)257183 +745453 5424Dave Stryker Messin' With Mr. T (Strikezone) 250276-26 14919575David Sanborn Time And The River (OKeh) 247247034456 646Russell Malone Love ...

VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Dr. Lonnie Smith & Lionel Loueke

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Dr. Lonnie Smith & Lionel Loueke

Dr. Lonnie Smith is the elder statesman of jazz organ, one of the last living links back to the 1960s and 70s heyday of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Richard “Groove" Holmes, and other Hammond heroes. Lionel Loueke is a guitarist from a different generation and half a world away who mixes ...

CAREER

Not Getting The Media Coverage You Want? Go Get It!

Not Getting The Media Coverage You Want? Go Get It!

Getting press coverage should be easy in the digital age, right? WRONG! Check out today's article to see how not much has changed in the world of Public Relations when it comes to your music career.  Today we live in a world where we can do everything ourselves, especially when it comes to the music industry. ...

TECHNOLOGY

Five Smart Ways Freelance Musicians Can Utilize YouTube

Five Smart Ways Freelance Musicians Can Utilize YouTube

There's an overwhelmingly large community of musicians on YouTube. This has been a really positive thing, as the amount of knowledge and skill amassed on this single website has really helped a lot of players in their own practicing and improvement.  Guest Post By Dylan Welsh on Sonicbids Blog If you're in a band, you already know the power ...

OBITUARY

Ron Crotty, Bassist, 1929-2015

Ron Crotty, Bassist, 1929-2015

Following yesterday’s post about recently deceased musicians, a Rifftides reader who identifies himself only as Derrick sent a message: I just heard that Ron Crotty, the original bassist of The Dave Brubeck Quartet, died just a few days ago, too, but I have not seen anything written about it. Which leads me to ask, has Ron ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Artie Shaw

Jazz Musician of the Day: Artie Shaw

All About Jazz is celebrating Artie Shaw's birthday today! Artie Shaw, a brilliant jazz clarinetist, was one of the most enigmatic, daring and adventurous bandleaders of the swing-era. An intellectual, he hated public life and the music industry. Over the course of his short career he formed ten orchestras and disbanding most of them after only ...

PERFORMANCE

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, May 22-28

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, May 22-28

Seems we were just shivering and complaining about our cool spring, and here it is, Memorial Day Weekend and (finally) some warm sunshine. New challenges await, of course, like getting the garden planted, summer vacation reservations confirmed, and— figuring out how to contend with parking and crowds as the Saints new ballpark opens in Lowertown — ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Indie Music Retailers Launch “Vinyl Tuesdays”

Indie Music Retailers Launch âVinyl Tuesdaysâ

Vinyl has helped  to revive the otherwise struggling independent record store sector. Now indie music retailers are taking the promotion of vinyl beyond their annual Record Store Day with Vinyl Tuesdays. From A2IM Vinyl Tuesday is an initiative set up by Independent retailers to celebrate vinyl releases. Every Tuesday, participating retailers will celebrate by highlighting special-edition, ...

CAREER

Getting People To Come To Your Show On A Weeknight

Getting People To Come To Your Show On A Weeknight

Any band that's toured at least once knows that attendance at shows varies not only city by city, but also day by day. Scheduling events is tough enough, and sometimes getting a slot at 9:30 p.m. on a Tuesday night simply cannot be avoided, and yet you're expected to bring in the crowds. So, what's a ...


 

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