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Discographies at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz creates musician discographies from deep archive of album reviews and Discogs.com API Nearly 100,000 records seed database All About Jazz has developed a musician discography feature which allows musicians to document and promote their body of recorded work to jazz fans worldwide. “This project was part of a larger effort to help musicians ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Billy Taylor

Jazz Musician of the Day: Billy Taylor

All About Jazz is celebrating Billy Taylor's birthday today! Billy Taylor encompassed that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership, qualities that made him one of our most cherished national treasures. The distinguished ambassador of the jazz community to the world-at-large, Dr. Billy Taylor\'s recording career spans nearly six decades. He has also composed ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Mayimba Music To Release Laura Dreyer's Vida. Arte. Amor. - A Brazilian Journey

Laura Dreyer, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has established herself as a vital member of the New York jazz scene. Always drawn to Brazilian music, the composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist created a “latinized" fusion incorporating elements of jazz, funk, and rock. Dreyer was a founding member and contributing arranger for the big band ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Ex-Google, SoundExchange Execs Launch Startup to Bring Gaming Revenue Model to Music

Two respected digital music veterans, Tim Quirk and Brian Calhoun, are joining forces to launch Freeform Development, a new music tech startup. Quirk recently left Google Play and before that was an executive at Rhapsody. Calhoun held a high level position at SoundExchange and more recently as a digital strategist for artist managers The Blueprint Group. Exactly what the pair is planning, however, ...

TECHNOLOGY

Open Labs Releases Stagelight 2.0, Downloads Near 1 Million, Dell and Lenovo Preload Deals

Yesterday Open Labs released Stagelight 2.0, their music creation app for Windows that costs $9.99. It comes with a variety of new features, including an in-app store, and will also be preloaded on hardware from Lenovo and Dell. Additional distributions agreements have been made with Intel, Microsoft and Guitar Center. A solid step forward for Stagelight  ...

VIDEO/DVD

Dave Lambert: Voice of Reason

If you want to truly understand the kind side of jazz—the side that reveres other artists, wants everyone to love the music and views improvisation as way to bring people together—you need to dig the music of Dave Lambert. Before World War II, Louis Armstrong was the chief bridge between jazz and everyday life, largely because ...

ADVOCACY

Miles Davis Memorial Project Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Miles Davis Memorial Project Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Hoping to accelerate the pace of raising money to put a statue of legendary trumpeter Miles Davis in downtown Alton, the Miles Davis Memorial Project has turned to online crowd-funding via an IndieGoGo campaign. Funding levels for potential supporters range from $1 up to $5,000, with rewards including various sorts of imprinted swag (buttons, T-shirts, can ...

PERFORMANCE/TOUR

Jazz This Week: Alan Evans' Playonbrother, Tony Suggs, Dave Dickey Big Band, and More

Jazz This Week: Alan Evans' Playonbrother, Tony Suggs, Dave Dickey Big Band, and More

As is typical for this time of year, the calendar of upcoming jazz performances in and around St. Louis over the next few days is a bit light on touring acts. Fortunately, our local musicians have plenty going on in a variety of genres, from straight-ahead and swing to funk to cabaret to big band to ...

CAREER

Open Call to all Jazz Artists! Kimmel Center Now Accepting 2014-15 Jazz Residency Program Applications

Open Call to all Jazz Artists in Philadelphia! Kimmel Center Now Accepting Online Applications for 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency Program Open Call to all Jazz Artists in Philadelphia! Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is now accepting online submissions from talented jazz musicians interested in participating in the 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency – an ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Lacy

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Lacy

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Lacy's birthday today! Steve Lacy, one of the greatest soprano saxophonists of all time and a New England Conservatory faculty member since fall 2002, died Friday [June 4th, 2004] at New England Baptist Hospital. The jazz master who once defined his profession as “combination orator, singer, dancer, diplomat, poet, dialectician, ...


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