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Jazz Musician of the Day: Malachi Favors

Jazz Musician of the Day: Malachi Favors

All About Jazz is celebrating Malachi Favors' birthday today!

Malachi Favors - acoustic bass Malachi Favors was the mainstay bassist in a remarkable group that combined traditional elements of jazz and blues, West African music, chanting, ritual, abstract sound and silence. The Art Ensemble of Chicago was one of the landmark groups of experimental jazz. But ...

RADIO/PODCAST

JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 25, 2014

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks111Cyrus Chestnut Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions)280288-865816232Bobby Hutcherson Enjoy The View (Blue Note)270242+2815318323Sean Jones im.pro.vise (Mack Avenue)221262-4125616454Theo Croker Afro Physicist (OKeh)215222-71392105215Cyrille Aimée It's A Good Day (Mack Avenue)201160+4185153646Barbara Morrison I Love You, Yes I Do (Savant)199228-2944845777Mike LeDonne I Love Music (Savant)198208-10043297227Joe Magnarelli Lookin' Up! (Posi-Tone)198158+40239749109Henry Butler-Steven Bernstein and The Hot 9 Viper's Drag (Impulse!/Universal)193190+33507610610Jimmy Cobb The Original ...

CONTEST/GIVEAWAY

Enter the "Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash - Duologue" Giveaway!

Enter the "Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash - Duologue" Giveaway!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the MCG Jazz “Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash - Duologue“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on September 22nd. Click here to enter the contest (Tracking Steve Wilson at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck!
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MUSIC INDUSTRY

Ticketing Startup Ticketfly Acquires Willcall

Ticketing startup Ticketfly today announced the acquisition of events app WillCall. Ticketfly has shown impressive growth for their ticketing service which features a lot of music events but isn't limited to music. WillCall was focused on a mobile app for music events with a difficult-to-scale combination of discovery, ticketing, merch and drink sales. Neither the official ...

CAREER

One Musician Gets a Record Deal Through Tinder, Another Can Pay Her Rent Solely from Youtube

Here are two stories about musicians doing well that could be described as social media success stories. But Ryn Weaver's claim that “Tinder got me a record deal" is a bit misleading. And, while it's conceivable that Shannon Hurley could make money via activities on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, YouTube enabled her success by ...

OBITUARY

Jazz This Week: Trebor Tichenor Memorial Concert, Dave Dickey Big Band, and More

With tensions easing somewhat even as protest demonstrations continue in Ferguson, and hot, steamy weather settling in for a few days, it's starting to seem a bit more like a typical late August in St. Louis. And while the weather forecast has prompted cancellations of a couple of outdoor shows, there's still jazz happening around town ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Count Basie

Jazz Musician of the Day: Count Basie

All About Jazz is celebrating Count Basie's birthday today! Bill Basie studied music with his mother as a child and played piano in early childhood. He picked up the basics of early ragtime from some of the great Harlem pianists and studied organ informally with Fats Waller. He made his professional debut as an accompanist for ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Jazz St. Louis Announces $10 Million Capital Campaign for New Jazz Center

Jazz St. Louis Announces $10 Million Capital Campaign for New Jazz Center

St. Louis, MO: From Scott Joplin’s playing of Ragtime in 1895 to Miles Davis playing Be-Bop in 1944 and to the dozens of other jazz greats who hail from the Gateway City, St. Louis has played an important and pivotal role in the history of jazz. Today, Jazz St. Louis—one of the best known and longest ...

CAREER

How to Make Your DIY Tour Stick out from the Rest

By Lee Duck from the SonicBids Blog. In my last article, we discussed ways in which you can plan and book a DIY tour that runs effectively, successfully, and within your budget. So now that you’ve packed up your gear, managed your expenses, and hit the road, what can you do to really blow your fans ...

TRENDS

Slow Growth Ahead for Digital Music, Says New Juniper Study

There's not a lot of good news in a new report from Juniper Research which found that the digital music industry will experience slow growth in revenue over the next 5 years, from $12.3 billion this year to just $13.9 billion in 2019. Strong performance in streaming music will largely be offset by decline in revenues ...


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