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Your friends at All About Jazz want to wish all our readers, especially our registered members, a joyous holiday season filled with family and fun. We have several big projects in store for 2015 including an upgraded and cross-platform version of the Jazz Near You app, a jazz wall, and a home concert initiative spanning the ...

NEW RECORDING

Saxophonist Anton Schwartz's "Flash Mob" Featured on the All About Jazz Home Page

Saxophonist Anton Schwartz's "Flash Mob" Featured on the All About Jazz Home Page

Don't miss one of the best jazz CDs of 2014! Available for a full week on the All About Jazz home page. Look for the Flash Mob SoundCloud player directly under the Featured Stories box Anton Schwartz's first solo release in seven years, Flash Mob, had a long Top Ten run on the U.S. Jazz Radio ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wadada Leo Smith

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wadada Leo Smith

All About Jazz is celebrating Wadada Leo Smith's birthday today! ISHMAEL WADADA LEO SMITH trumpet-player, multi- instrumentalist, composer and improviser has been active in the creative contemporary world music for over thirty years. His theory of Jazz and World music was significant in his music development as an artist and educator. Born in Leland, Mississippi, Smith\'s ...

AWARD / GRANT

27 Recordings Named To 2015 Grammy Hall Of Fame

The 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees range from gospel music to ABBA, Hank Williams, the Sex Pistols and many in between. This year's 27 inductees brings the grand total of Hall of Fame titles to 987. A special member committee who nominate inductees from a group of recordings from at least 25 years ago with particular qualitative or historical ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

James Donio, President Of The Music Business Association Looks Back On 2014

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz) is up next on our Virtual Panel. On the subject of streaming, Donio says, “While we refrain from editorializing on any Music Biz member company’s role in the marketplace, it is abundantly clear that streaming will continue to gain traction next year as it tallies more ...

NEW RECORDING

17 Boxed-Set Discoveries

Earlier this week I featured my favorite new CD discoveries. Today, my favorite boxed sets from 2014 in a range of genres, from country and jazz to rock and folk, for those still looking for a gift idea... Ronnie Milsap: The RCA Albums Collection (Sony). I like my Nashville country straight up. Because I'm a romantic, ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

All About Jazz is celebrating James Booker's birthday today! The Piano Prince. As a pianist from New Orleans, he has no peers,though there is legion of those who have tried to imitate, duplicate and emulate his phenomenal approach on the keys. James Carroll Booker III was born in New Orleans on December 17, 1939, son of ...

PERFORMANCE

Jamie Cullum, The UK's #1 Jazz Artist, Announces US Headline Tour In Support Of New Album, "Interlude," Out January 27, 2015 On Blue Note Records

Jamie Cullum, The UK's #1 Jazz Artist, Announces US Headline Tour In Support Of New Album, "Interlude," Out January 27, 2015 On Blue Note Records

RUN INCLUDES JANUARY 24 SHOW AT LARGO IN LOS ANGELES AND FEBRUARY 5 CONCERT AT NYC’S BEACON THEATRE CULLUM WILL OPEN FOR BILLY JOEL IN NYC, DALLAS AND MIAMI BEGINNING TODAY ON ITUNES, FANS WHO PRE-ORDER INTERLUDE WILL INSTANTLY RECEIVE THE NEW TRACK, “MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE,” PLUS “GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE” FEATURING LAURA MVULA AND ...


 

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