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All About Jazz Introduces Discographies!

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 ...

Musician's Past Events Now Viewable at Jazz Near You

Thanks to the suggestions from a few astute musician users, we now make a musician's past calendar publicly available to musicians, presenters, booking agents, and fans at Jazz Near You. Event history can be accessed from a musician's profile page by clicking “Events Calendar" in the calendar box. Example... Here's an example of saxophonist Ken Fowser's ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Mahogany

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Mahogany

All About Jazz is celebrating Kevin Mahogany's birthday today! Kevin Mahogany - jazz vocalist When Kevin Mahogany cut his first records in the early and mid-‘90s, he was generally regarded as a welcome anomaly: a young male jazz vocalist in a field where most of his colleagues were either women or men over 60. With a ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Top Pandora Execs Donate to Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Congressmen

Pandora founder Tim Westergren, its CEO and half of the company's board of directors have made campaign donations to several powerful anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion Republican Congressman. Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz believes that D.C. autonomy is unconstitutional and led the charge to roll back gay marriage there. Representative Bob Godlatte of Virginia is a bit less radical than ...

CAREER

5 Lessons for the Music Industry from "Weird al" Yankovic

By Kevin Erickson from Future of Music Coalition. Last week, beloved musical humorist “Weird Al” Yankovic dropped his new album Mandatory Fun. Propelled by a set of eight viral videos, it quickly rose to the top spot on the Billboard charts, his first ever #1, with over 104,000 album sales.  Al recently told the New York ...

VIDEO/DVD

New York Worlds Fairs

Back when Americans looked forward to a future loaded with technology designed to liberate us from the tedium of work, New York hosted two World's Fairs, one in 1939-40 and another in 1964-65. Both business to showcase what it had imagined about tomorrow and what we could expect in short order. Everyone was excited and impatient. ...

FESTIVAL/CRUISE

Jazz This Week: St. Louis Cabaret Festival, Bull of Heaven, "All That Tap Xxiii," and More

Though the dog days of August are looming nigh, it's a busy week for live jazz and creative music in St. Louis, with local festivals representing two different branches of jazz-related performance, a rare live gig from a much-talked-about experimental music duo, and a whole lot more. Let's go the highlights... Tonight, Broadway star Faith Prince ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

ITunes Exclusives: 6 Classic Albums Released For Newport Jazz Festival!

Legacy Recordings Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Newport Jazz Festival with 6 Classic Album Exclusives Landmark “Live at Newport" Performances from Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald and Lionel Hampton Available for 1st Time Digitally Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival this summer with the ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Benjamin Lapidus Releases "Ochosi Blues"

WORLD-RENOWNED CUBAN TRES AND GUITAR VIRTUOSO BENJAMIN LAPIDUS NEW CD “OCHOSI BLUES" RELEASE AUGUST 1, 2014 World-renowned Cuban tres and guitar virtuoso Benjamin Lapidus and his new group Kari- B3 release OCHOSI BLUES (Tresero Productions) on August 1, 2014. It is his long awaited 7th Latin jazz recording and 8th as a bandleader. The album features ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Christian

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Christian

All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Christian's birthday today! As the man who popularized the guitar in a jazz setting, his legacy lives on. Charlie Christian was born on July 29, 1916 in Bonham, Texas but was raised in Oklahoma City from the time he was two years old. Charlie\'s immediate family were all musically talented ...


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