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Jazz Musician of the Day: June Christy

Jazz Musician of the Day: June Christy

All About Jazz is celebrating June Christy's birthday today! June was born as Shirley Luster on November 20, 1925 at the Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Illinois and was raised from the age of three in Decatur, Illinois; and from the beginning always wanted to sing. She was singing with local bands when she was just 13, ...

NEW RECORDING

Cirque Du Soleil Prepares To Release Jazz/Swing Influenced Soundtrack To Their New Show "Kurios-Cabinet Of Curiosities"

Cirque du Soleil has just announced a December 9, 2014 release date for “KURIOS-Cabinet of Curiosities," the soundtrack to their latest Big Top show, which represents a thrilling new sound for the company. In line with the show's theme of time travel, the music of “KURIOS-Cabinet Of Curiosities" (composed by Raphael Beau with Bob & Bill) ...

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The 2014 British Jazz Awards: The Results

The Winners of the 28th British Jazz Awards are announced today across the 12 solo instrument categories, two sections for bands and two trade awards to record companies. Known as the Jazz Oscars, The British Jazz Awards have been presented every year since 1987 and have long been established as the most important jazz awards in ...

CAREER

5 Things That Smart Musicians Do Every Day

By  Dylan Welsh on Sonicbids Blog  The sheer number of tasks that need to be completed on any given day can overwhelm anybody involved in music professionally. In today's industry, most musicians end up wearing many different hats in order to make ends meet. Everywhere you go, independent artists have to not only write and perform the music, but record it, market it, book shows, and do their own press. Getting organized ...

EVENT

Miss SF Music Tech? Session Recordings Now Available on Soundcloud

Last week's SF Music Tech Summit was crammed with expertly curated sessions, industry acclaimed panelists, and inspired attendees that cultivated contemplative conversation. If you weren't able to make the conference or were torn between two sessions occurring simultaneously, you can make up for lost time by streaming the conference sessions on the SF Music Tech Soundcloud.  ...

NEW RECORDING

Henry Mancini's Film Soundtracks

Henry Mancini's Film Soundtracks

I love Henry Mancini's film scores. I could listen to them all day, and I often do when writing. There's something about his music that makes you feel cool when the orchestra swings and reflective when the strings sigh. But there's more for me. I saw my first film in 1963—It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad ...

NEW RECORDING

Riverside Records To Release Vinyl Box Set Of Bill Evans' "The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961"

Collectible package, out November 11, includes limited-edition lithograph, carefully crafted production replicas, plus new and original liner notes Release is the crown jewel in a year-long vinyl and box-set rollout celebrating the legendary jazz pianist LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Concord Music Group is proud to announce the forthcoming vinyl reissue of Bill Evans’ The Complete Village ...

NEW RECORDING

Cellist Akua Dixon To Release Her Second CD As A Leader, "Akua Dixon," January 13, 2015

Jazz string pioneer Akua Dixon entered a new creative phase with the sleek 2011 quartet session Moving On, her first album under her own name. Her new album, Akua Dixon, is a dazzling string conclave that surveys the cellist/composer/arranger’s expansive stylistic reach. Dixon’s label, Akua’s Music, will release the disc on January 13, 2015. The project ...


 

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