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Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Hank Jones' birthday today! The oldest of the three Jones brothers (Hank, Thad and Elvin), Henry “Hank" Jones was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Charlie Haden and Carla Bley

Bassist Charlie Haden, who died July 11, formed the Liberation Music Orchestra with pianist Carla Bley at the height of the Vietnam War in 1969 after hearing songs from the Spanish Civil War. The LMO performed and recorded throughout the 1970s and was arranged largely by Bley, with a focus on political folk music, free jazz ...

PERFORMANCE/TOUR

New Music Circle 2014-15 Season to Include Roscoe Mitchell and Craig Taborn, Tim Berne, Thumbscrew, and More

New Music Circle has announced their 2014-15 season, with seven concerts featuring what looks to be an intriguing mix of edgy jazz and improvised music, electronics, and contemporary composition. The schedule kicks off with a concert by Thumbscrew, featuring guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, on Friday, September 12 at Joe's Cafe, ...

All About Jazz Introduces Discographies!

All About Jazz creates musician discographies from deep archive of album reviews and Discogs.com API Nearly 100,000 records seed database All About Jazz has developed a musician discography feature which allows musicians to document and promote their body of recorded work to jazz fans worldwide. “This project was part of a larger effort to help musicians ...

Musician's Past Events Now Viewable at Jazz Near You

Thanks to the suggestions from a few astute musician users, we now make a musician's past calendar publicly available to musicians, presenters, booking agents, and fans at Jazz Near You. Event history can be accessed from a musician's profile page by clicking “Events Calendar" in the calendar box. Example... Here's an example of saxophonist Ken Fowser's ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Mahogany

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Mahogany

All About Jazz is celebrating Kevin Mahogany's birthday today! Kevin Mahogany - jazz vocalist When Kevin Mahogany cut his first records in the early and mid-‘90s, he was generally regarded as a welcome anomaly: a young male jazz vocalist in a field where most of his colleagues were either women or men over 60. With a ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Veteran Cuban Musician Rey Cabrera Spices Up The Summer With A Brand New Album

Los Angeles, CA - Cuban born vocalist and master of the tres, a traditional Cuban style guitar, brings his finest latin jazz music to the North American audiences this coming August 5th. The extraordinary new album, Cabrera’s third full-length as Rey Cabrera y Sus Amigos, is entitled Controversia, and will be released on both CD and ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Knowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens - Ron Westray's "Jimi Jazz"

Knowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens - Ron Westray's "Jimi Jazz"

Blue Canoe Records has released Jimi Jazz from jazz wonder Ron Westray. Westray’s fresh solo take on Jimi Hendrix classics blend bop with contemporary horn and makes it accessible to all listeners. Professor Ron Westary’s professional contributions encompass a stunning list of achievements in the areas of performance, composition, recording and publishing. Since the early nineties ...

PERFORMANCE/TOUR

Jazz Arts Group Announces 2014-15 Columbus Jazz Orchestra And Inside Track Season

Jazz Arts Group Announces 2014-15 Columbus Jazz Orchestra And Inside Track Season

Columbus, OH – The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is pleased to announce its 2014-15 season of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) and Inside Track small-ensemble series. Under the direction of world-renowned band leader and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, now in its 42nd year, continues to break new ground while honoring ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

CD Release: Dimitrije Vasiljevic's "Metaphor"

CD Release: Dimitrije Vasiljevic's "Metaphor"

Dimitrije Vasiljevic's new album Metaphor has been released in the United States on July 22, 2014 and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and Google Play stores. Metaphor is a contemporary jazz solo piano album influenced by classical music aesthetics and a touch of Balkan traditions. Compelling original compositions radiate a vivid blend of ...


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