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Maria Schneider's The Thompson Fields To Be Released This Friday On Artistshare

Maria Schneider's The Thompson Fields To Be Released This Friday On Artistshare

On May 22, 2015, Maria Schneider's The Thompson Fields will ship out to all participants and will be available for purchase and download on ArtistShare here. We are proud to share the Maria Schneider Orchestra’s first studio album in seven years with you. It has been a wonderful journey, if you have not yet participated, you ...

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Cristina Morrison - Hot New CD: "Baronesa" out on June 9

Cristina Morrison - Hot New CD: "Baronesa" out on June 9

CD Release Date: June 9, 2015 The Music Beat of Galapagos to New York City! Actress/Vocalist/Songwriter/Producer Baronesa (JazzHeads) is Cristina Morrison's hot, new CD scheduled to hit the streets on June 9th. The release contains 11 tracks, 8 of which are original, with the lyrics written by Cristina and music composed by pianist Misha Piatigorsky (Baronesa ...

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Sharon Hendrix, Talented Back-up Singer For Billy Cobham, Steps To Center Stage With Her Solo Debut

Sharon Hendrix, Talented Back-up Singer For Billy Cobham, Steps To Center Stage With Her Solo Debut

jny: Los Angeles, CA - After years of working just 20 feet from stardom Sharon “Muffy” Hendrix is stepping into the spotlight. Throughout her successful career Sharon has been singing backup on recording sessions and performing on stages across the world with top names including Billy Cobham, George Duke, Freddie Hubbard, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Tom ...

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New Bob Mintzer Big Band CD, "Get Up!," Due From MCG Jazz June 23

New Bob Mintzer Big Band CD, "Get Up!," Due From MCG Jazz June 23

Since 1983, tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger Bob Mintzer has been delving into the big band format and its myriad stylistic possibilities, collecting five Grammy nominations and one Grammy win in the process. His newest recording, Get Up!, which is his 20th big band album to date, will be released by MCG Jazz on June 23. ...

CAREER

3 Signs That You're In Good Hands With Your Music Publicist (Or Not)

3 Signs That You're In Good Hands With Your Music Publicist (Or Not)

Have you ever worked with a publicist you weren’t sure was telling you the truth? Did you spend a lot of money with very little evidence of what was being done? Did you feel excuses were being made for why things weren't moving? Guest Post by Janelle Rogers on Sonicbids Blog The truth is that publicity coverage is ...

TECHNOLOGY

Ex-Google, Facebook Programmers Launch Weav App To Change How Music Is Created And Consumed

Ex-Google, Facebook Programmers Launch Weav App To Change How Music Is Created And Consumed

Musicians, Fans And App Developers Needed To Test New Software Delivering music fits your location, activity and mood has been the goal of apps like Songza and playlists on every major music service.  Weav takes an entirely new approach - variable tempo. New app Weav hopes to do nothing less than change how we create and ...

CAREER

7 Surprisingly Smart Yet Uncommon Music Career Investments

7 Surprisingly Smart Yet Uncommon Music Career Investments

Most indie artists don't have a lot of money in the bank, so if you're going to spend your valuable savings or that money you raised crowdfunding, you're obviously going to want to make sure it's a wise investment. Outside of the typical things musicians have to shell out cash for, though (quality gear, recording, merch, ...

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Condon & Freeman: 1938-1950

Condon & Freeman: 1938-1950

On the Arts in Review page of today's Wall Street Journal, I review Eddie Condon & Bud Freeman: Complete Commodore & Decca Sessions, a new 8-CD box from Mosaic Records (go here). I must say, I was floored by the recordings. As most readers know, I've long been a dogmatic, self-proclaimed fan of post-1945 jazz individualists ...

PERFORMANCE

Jazz this week: Moon Hooch, Avishai Cohen's Triveni, Mardra & Reggie Thomas, and more

Jazz this week: Moon Hooch, Avishai Cohen's Triveni, Mardra & Reggie Thomas, and more

View more events at stlouis.jazznearyou.com. Memorial Day weekend may be arriving a bit earlier than usual this year, but along with it, St. Louis fans of jazz and creative music can enjoy a couple of touring headliners, the return of some longtime local favorites, a day of performances paying tribute to an influential figure on the ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Fats Waller

Jazz Musician of the Day: Fats Waller

All About Jazz is celebrating Fats Waller's birthday today! Jazz music\'s first organist and one of the giants of piano jazz Thomas Wright “Fats" Waller was born on May 21, 1904 in Harlem into a musical family. His grandfather was an accomplished violinist and his mother was the church organist. His family had moved to New ...


 

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