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Audrey Martin's Debut Album "Living Room" (Blue Hydrangea Records) Streets August 26

Audrey Martin's Debut Album "Living Room" (Blue Hydrangea Records) Streets August 26

At its best music can heal the sick and soothe the soul, refresh the spirit and embolden the meek. Audrey Martin experienced first hand the power of a song to provide hope and emotional sustenance in the darkest of times. With her captivating debut album, Living Room, the Berkeley jazz singer shares a lifetime of wisdom ...

AWARD/GRANT

Chamber Music America Announces The 2015 Presenter Consortium For Jazz Grant Opportunity

Chamber Music America (CMA) is accepting applications for the 2015 Presenter Consortium for Jazz. The application deadline is Friday, October 17, 2014, 5:00 P.M. ET. Guidelines, application, and FAQs are available on the CMA website. The Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortiums of three U. S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tim Hagans

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tim Hagans

All About Jazz is celebrating Tim Hagans' birthday today! Tim Hagans (born August 19, 1954) is a hard bop trumpeter and composer. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio playing in school bands. His early inspirations included Miles Davis, Herb Alpert, Sly Stone, and Blood, Sweat and Tears. In his late teens, Hagans joined the Stan Kenton ...

CAREER

What You Need to Know About Music License Agreements Before Signing

By Alex Ploegsma from the SonicBids Blog. With synchronization becoming an increasingly important revenue stream for musicians, it’s vital that artists understand how these agreements work – and more importantly, how they can maximize their benefits. I could write for hours on all the intricacies of these contracts, but I’ve broken it down into just the ...

OPINION

5 Musings from a Digital Music Exec Who's Been Doing This a Long Time and Isn't Even That Old

Guest post from Robb McDaniels, Founder and CEO, INgrooves Music Group. I have been at the helm of INgrooves Music Group for nearly twelve years now, and have largely chosen to keep my head down and mouth shut (must be that New England upbringing).  But once in a while, it is necessary to speak up and ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

How to Promote Your Band with Your Own Postage Stamps

While it's easy for famous dead people to get on stamps, what about the living? Especially those with unique marketing needs that require them to find ways to connect directly in a meaningful manner with their fans. That's why I think putting your band's pics on postage stamps and sending, at the least, a unique postcard ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Interview: Wanda Stafford (PT. 2)

Wanda Stafford's album In Love for the Very First Time was arranged by Bill Russo and recorded in June 1960—between Russo's School of Rebellion and Seven Deadly Sins for Roulette, with virtually the same band. One of the exceptions was the inclusion of Bill Evans, a quiet period for the pianist during which he played New ...

PERFORMANCE/TOUR

Michelle Walker Performs Live @ The 55 Bar

Michelle Walker Performs Live @ The 55 Bar

New York, NY - Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Michelle Walker will perform the early set on Saturday August 23, 2014 at one of New York City’s most established and loved music watering-hole stages, The 55 BAR. Her sets will consist of originals, new and old standards with her refreshing and engaging arrangements starting promptly at 6:00pm. ...

FESTIVAL/CRUISE

Maxwell Enlists Eclectic Lineup For Caribbean Cruise

Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Joe, Chrisette Michele, DL Hughley and more have been invited for the inaugural Maxwell + The 7 Seas, May 3-10, 2015. Phoenix, Arizona: On May 3, 2015, platinum soul star Maxwell will launch the maiden voyage of his own seven-day Caribbean cruise featuring a stellar lineup of R&B and contemporary jazz ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Escreet

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Escreet

All About Jazz is celebrating John Escreet's birthday today! Since moving to New York in 2006, John Escreet has had a powerful impact, and is emerging as one of the most creative and original pianists on the music scene there. He is highly revered amongst his peers for his creativity, openness and for his own original ...


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