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Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Coleman

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Coleman

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Coleman's birthday today! Steve began playing music just days before his 14th birthday as a freshman at South Shore High School on the south side of Chicago. His first instrument was violin but later that year he switched to the alto saxophone. For three years Steve studied the basics of ...

CONTEST/GIVEAWAY

Enter the "Wadada Leo Smith - The Great Lakes Suites" Giveaway!

Enter the "Wadada Leo Smith - The Great Lakes Suites" Giveaway!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the TUM Records “Wadada Leo Smith - The Great Lakes Suites“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on October 20th. Click here to enter the contest (Tracking Wadada Leo Smith at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck! ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Blue Note Records Welcomes Jamie Cullum to the Family

Blue Note Records Welcomes Jamie Cullum to the Family

Blue Note Records Welcomes Jamie Cullum to the Family Special NYC shows September 29 to preview his upcoming album INTERLUDE Also opening for Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden Blue Note Records is proud to announce that they’ll be the new US home of British jazz star Jamie Cullum and all will have a chance to ...

PERFORMANCE/TOUR

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, September 19-25

The fall jazz harvest is in full swing, and the coming week show no signs of a slow-down, from New York guitarist Joel Harrison at Jazz Central to Chick Corea and Vigil and The Cookers at the Dakota, as well as local highlights— the return of Monk in Motian, Connie Evingson at Parma, Mary Louise Knutson ...

CAREER

How to Grow Your Band's Fanbase Creatively

How to Grow Your Band's Fanbase Creatively

By Yannick Ilunga from The Jazz Spotlight. This is probably old news to you: social media is a great way to build and grow a fan base. When looking for a platform to promote their music, many artists turn to the various Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. When it comes to social media promotion, it is important ...

TECHNOLOGY

Digital Money for Music: Tip Jar That Takes Plastic, Websites That Take Bitcoin

To paraphrase Amanda Palmer, people want to give you their money so make sure you can take it. DipJar is a tipjar that takes tips via credit cards. It's designed as a self-serve solution for coffee shops and similar settings and suggests one possible solution for street musicians in a cashless society. Accepting payment in digital ...

VIDEO/DVD
OBITUARY

Kenny Wheeler is Gone

Kenny Wheeler is Gone

Kenny Wheeler, a Canadian who became a towering figure in British music and an icon of jazz musicians around the world, has succumbed to a long illness. He was in a London nursing home for several months and was moved recently to the hospital where he died. He was 84. Wheeler’s brilliance as a composer and ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Spirojazz's "City Of Dreams" Pays Homage To Chicago With Funk, Blues, And World Music Influences

Spirojazz's City of Dreams is not music to sleep on; after all, it reflects a city that doesn't sleep, so tough that one of its great men brushes snow days off. Here the dream is not just audacious but realized in all tracks. A strong Motown feeling is evoked by the rhythmic music, making a danceable ...

PERFORMANCE/TOUR

Resonance Jazz Ensemble Premieres Fearless Force Concert At SFJAZZ Center

Resonance Jazz Ensemble, the Bay Area’s one-of-a-kind jazz octet premieres new works pushing the jazz envelope in their Fearless Force concert at the SF Jazz Center’s Robert A. Miner Auditorium, 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco on Saturday, October 18th at 8 pm. The band will introduce new compositions by band members with arrangements of jazz and ...


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