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Jazz for Syria 2015 in The Hague

Jazz for Syria 2015 in The Hague

By Phillip Woolever After completing dynamic, multi-national concerts in the Global Week for Syria series, the entertainment focus shifts completely onto jazz for a climactic, gala celebration in The Hague, Netherlands on International Jazz Day, Thursday April 30th. The project has indeed been an ongoing international affair, with fundraising events and concerts during April 18th – ...

CAREER

What Is Bitcoin And Why Should Musicians Care?

What Is Bitcoin And Why Should Musicians Care?

Music has a long history with peer-to-peer technology. Napster was the first to allow us to download mp3s directly from our peers. Music fans were so frustrated with the pricing strategy and delivery mechanisms dictated by the music industry that they felt justified not paying for tracks. So what killed Napster? Guest Post by Alan Cross ...

RECORDING

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

In 2009, the last time I wrote about the two albums recorded by Bill Evans and Tony Bennett (The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album in 1975 and Together Again in 1976), I was rather hard on the work, viewing the albums as an overrated, operatic mess. Back then, I found the pairing to be a mismatch—two great ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Blossom Dearie

Jazz Musician of the Day: Blossom Dearie

All About Jazz is celebrating Blossom Dearie's birthday today! Born 28 April 1928, East Durham, New York, USA. A singer, pianist and songwriter, with a “wispy, little-girlish" voice, Dearie is regarded as one of the great supper club singers. Her father was of Scottish and Irish descent; her mother emigrated from Oslo, Norway. Dearie is said ...

WEBSITE

Place a Jazz Near You Logo on Your Website, Blog or Social Page

Place a Jazz Near You Logo on Your Website, Blog or Social Page

You can help raise the awareness of Jazz Near You and support jazz in your area by placing the Jazz Near You logo on your website, blog, or social pages. We have or can create logos for each of the 255 Jazz Near You cities listed here. We've included several logos below. If you would like ...

RECORDING

Coming Soon! Motema Music Proudly Announces The Release Of Joe Locke's Most Personal & Emotive Work To Date, "Love Is A Pendulum"

Coming Soon! Motema Music Proudly Announces The Release Of Joe Locke's Most Personal & Emotive Work To Date, "Love Is A Pendulum"

Motema Music Proudly Announces The Release of Joe Locke's Most Personal & Emotive Work To Date Love Is A Pendulum Available May 26, 2015 Available for pre-order on iTunes Now! Featuring Joe Locke (compositions, vibes), Robert Rodriguez (piano), Ricardo Rodriguez (bass), Terreon Gully (co-­producer, drums) With Special Guests Rosario Giuliani, Donny McCaslin (saxophones), Paul Bollenback (guitar), ...

RECORDING

Cynthia Basinet Remake "All Of Me" Slated To Be One Of The Top Of The Pops Summer Hits

Cynthia Basinet Remake "All Of Me" Slated To Be One Of The Top Of The Pops Summer Hits

New York, NY: The American songstress, Cynthia Basinet best known for sultry pop jazz combo standards and her iconic version of “Santa Baby" (the only one to receive the seal of approval from Eartha Kitt) has stepped outside of her typical genre and just released a dance remake of John Legend's “All Of Me”. Teaming up ...

RECORDING

Miles on Monday: "Walkin';" through the years, the "post-Miles paradigm," and more

Miles on Monday: "Walkin';" through the years, the "post-Miles paradigm," and more

For this week's “Miles on Monday," some recent news from the world of Miles Davis, and a look at the evolution of one of the songs Davis performed most frequently in the 1950s and 60s: An exhibit of Davis' visual art will go on display in June at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In an ...

EDUCATION

Music Education Monday: Still all about that bass (with Ray Brown and Milt Hinton)

Music Education Monday: Still all about that bass (with Ray Brown and Milt Hinton)

As yr. humble editor is not one to leave any good material unused, or any bad pun or pop culture reference unmade - at least of couple times - today's “Music Education Monday" post is a sequel to last December's “All About That Bass", featuring a few more bass-related links and video clips that turned up ...

RECORDING

8 More MPS Jazz Records

8 More MPS Jazz Records

Back in March, I posted about three albums originally released on Germany's MPS label—It's Nice to Be With You (1969) by Jim Hall, Intercontinental (1970) by Joe Pass and Rass! (1974) by Monty Alexander. As noted, Edel AG, an independent German music and entertainment group, acquired the MPS catalog in 2014 and has been re-issuing jazz ...


 

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