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Jazz Musician of the Day: Dizzy Gillespie

Jazz Musician of the Day: Dizzy Gillespie

All About Jazz is celebrating Dizzy Gillespie's birthday today! John Birks “Dizzy" Gillespie was one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of the 20th century and one of the prime architects of the bebop movement in jazz. Nicknamed “Dizzy" because of his zany on-stage antics, Gillespie, a brass virtuoso, set new standards for trumpet players with his ...

CAREER

9 Expert Tips to Make Your Band's Marketing More Persuasive

By BobBy Borg from SonicBids.com Direct marketing is the process of bypassing intermediaries to communicate directly with fans, build awareness, and generate sales. Emailing tour dates, texting announcements about contests, posting website links to your fundraisers, even phoning reminders and mailing postcards about your record release are all direct marketing methods. In all cases, the most important ingredient ...

TECHNOLOGY

Google Promotes Music with News Ad Units, Demotes Piracy in Search

Rightsholders have accused Google of promoting piracy since the dawn of search. The online giant's efforts to end the practice have been frustratingly incremental. But they took several steps forward with some significant announcements over the last few days that include downgraded search results for pirate sites and upgraded ad units that promote music and other ...

NEW RECORDING

Don Byas in Paris, 1946-54

Don Byas in Paris, 1946-54

The buildings and monuments of Paris were largely untouched during World War II by the Nazi occupation. Paris also endured little in the way of Allied bombing or German sabotage during its liberation. The city was too pretty. As a result, its infrastructure remained intact. For the first few years after the war, the city suffered ...

PERFORMANCE

Jazz Near You House Concerts Kicks Off with The Jost Project on October 24

Jazz Near You House Concerts Kicks Off with The Jost Project on October 24

An International Launch Takes Place In Philadelphia Area Jazz Near You Home Concerts With The Jōst Project — October 24, 2014, 7:00-9:00pm. Tickets available at Closeup.fm or EventBrite. jny: Philadelphia, PA – According to Michael Ricci, founder and owner of All About Jazz and Jazz Near You, the largest jazz web-based network in the world, jazz ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jelly Roll Morton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jelly Roll Morton

All About Jazz is celebrating Jelly Roll Morton's birthday today! The city of New Orleans has the distinction of being the ‘birthplace of jazz’ so its appropriate that in New Orleans in or around 1885 to 1890 would be born the self-proclaimed “inventor of jazz”. Ferdinand Joseph Lemott (Lamothe) and his story is one of mystery, ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Doylestown-Based Jazz Band Drivetime Inks National Distribution Deal

Doylestown-Based Jazz Band Drivetime Inks National Distribution Deal

Philadelphia, Pa: Urban Organic Jazz sextet Drivetime is pleased to announce they have signed a national distribution deal with GJtunes (Global Journey Media) and their CD’S are available for purchase in major retailers including Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target. Drivetime’s members have been captivating audiences with their Urban Organic style of jazz and high-energy performances for over ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

The J.F.K. Quintet: 1961-63

Cannonball Adderley was an extraordinary alto saxophonist, but he also was a natural educator and talent scout. It was Adderley who brought Wes Montgomery and many other artists to the attention of Riverside producer Orrin Keepnews in the late 1950s. In early 1960, Adderley discovered five musicians in Washington, D.C.—the J.F.K. Quintet, named in honor of ...

PERFORMANCE

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz In The Sanctuary,” Second Wednesdays Concert Series In Center City Presents Guitarist Jason Klinke And His Trio

The Jazz Bridge “Jazz in the Sanctuary,” Second Wednesdays Concert Series in Center City presents guitarist Jason Klinke and his trio at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street on Wednesday, December 10. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. One show starts at 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337 ...

PERFORMANCE

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz At The Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Bootsie Barnes

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz At The Library,â Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Bootsie Barnes

The Jazz Bridge “Jazz at the Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series presents saxophonist Bootsie Barnes at the Willingboro Library—220 Willingboro Way in Willingboro Township—on Thursday, December 18. Tickets are $10, $5 for students One show starts at 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. Robert “Bootsie” Barnes embodies the spirit and the tradition—past, present and future—of everything that was ...


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