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DC Jazz Festival Announces A Search For Artistic Director

BACKGROUND After 10 years of annual, multi-day jazz programming coupled with a year round education program, the Board of the DC Jazz Festival has launched a search for a new artistic director. The Festival is recognized as a leading arts organization in the Mid-Atlantic, having garnered praise far and wide. The Artistic Director will work in ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Branford Marsalis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Branford Marsalis

All About Jazz is celebrating Branford Marsalis' birthday today! NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee composer Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The three-time Grammy Award® winner has continued to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist, a composer, and the head of Marsalis ...

FESTIVAL/CRUISE

New Frequencies Fest: Jazz@YBCA San Francisco February 4-7, 2015

New Frequencies Fest: Jazz@YBCA San Francisco February 4-7, 2015

Yerba Buena Center for The Arts announced programming for New Frequencies Fest: Jazz@YBCA running February 4-7, 2015 New Frequencies Fest: Jazz@YBCA is a radical exploration of jazz's future through the lense of its pioneering spirit. The entire program is dedicated to jazz in the present tense while paying homage to the legacy of visionary artists of ...

CAREER

Building Your Music Career While Keeping Your Day Job

By Farah Joan Fard from the SonicBids Blog. Does going to your 9-5 and then playing a gig that night ever make you feel like a Clark Kent/Superman combo? Do you feel like there's not enough time in the day for both your full-time job and your musical duties? You’re not alone. Balancing a day job ...

OPINION

Declaration of a New Alternative: No Pop

​By Toronto music blogger/reviewer The Lonely Vagabond. In the digital age, in the age of social media, in an age where the music business model has virtually disappeared, the silos between eras and genres no longer exist. Commercial and non-commercial is the new paradigm. In a brief moment of inspiration I coined a new term, No Pop. ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

McDonald's Big Digital Push Includes Music as a Customer Reward

A series of new hires and job listings for McDonald's Global Digital Team are catching attention as business writers and competitors consider their plans to create an ecommerce platform and offer music as a reward to loyal customers. While most positions are based at McDonald's Oak Brook, Illinois headquarters, the opening for a Product Director, Music ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Rosemary Clooney: CBS, 1955-61

Rosemary Clooney: CBS, 1955-61

I never fully got Rosemary Clooney. I always felt she sounded a little too stuffy—like someone who lives at home and on Saturday nights belts from the window of her family apartment in the old neighborhood. Her voice was a bit too husky and sincere for me—like Judy Garland with a cold. Yet arrangers, musicians and ...

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Drummer Abbey Rader Releases Smoldering New Trio Album - "The Message" Available August 26

Drummer Abbey Rader Releases Smoldering New Trio Album - "The Message" Available August 26

The Message captures the spiritual sound of Abbey Rader and two members of his acclaimed quartet, John McMinn and Noah Brandmark. The album is their first as a trio and the latest chapter in their quest for musical unity, following Live at PAX (2011) and Reach for the Skies (2013), named runner-up for Album of the ...

RADIO/PODCAST

Cynthia Basinet's Latest Single, "Eventually" On Pandora

Cynthia Basinet's Latest Single, "Eventually" On Pandora

Los Angeles - The singer, actress Cynthia Basinet best known for her sultry, playful version of “Santa Baby" has switched gears in her latest single, “Eventually" now playing on Pandora. Cynthia's “Eventually" is a heartbreaker of a ballad with mellow rock instrumentation, subtle use of vocal harmony and intricate melodic phrasing. The song's acoustic rhythm piano ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pat Martino

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pat Martino

All About Jazz is celebrating Pat Martino's birthday today! When the anesthesia wore off, Pat Martino looked up hazily at his parents and his doctors and tried to piece together any memory of his life. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz. Martino had suffered a severe brain aneurysm and underwent surgery after being told that ...


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