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Jazz Musician of the Day: Tim Garland

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tim Garland

All About Jazz is celebrating Tim Garland's birthday today! Tim Garland is widely known as one of the UKs most successful musical exports working in jazz. Much of his output reflects interests beyond conventional jazz boundaries and he is increasingly acknowledged for large ensemble writing including many orchestral pieces, works for chamber ensembles, choirs, and of ...

PERFORMANCE

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, October 17-23

I don't remember when we last had three CD releases from top area jazz artists on the same weekend! And that's just the beginning of a very hot week on the Twin Cities jazz scene. Some tough choices must be made! Fortunately, you can't go wrong. Big Gigs This Week Friday, October 17. Swinging hot club ...

VIDEO / DVD

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The Return of the Cunninghams

This week, our video spotlight shines on The Cunninghams, a duo comprised of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and former St. Louisan Don Cunningham and his wife Alicia, a singer and pianist. The Las Vegas-based couple are returning to St. Louis for a show next Saturday, October 25, at the Ozark Theatre. Billing themselves as the “Super Jazz Vocal ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anita O'Day

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anita O'Day

All About Jazz is celebrating Anita O'Day's birthday today! Born Anita Belle Colton in Chicago, Illinois on October 18, 1919, O’Day got her start as a teen. She eventually changed her name to O’Day and in the late 1930’s began singing in a jazz club called the Off-Beat, a popular hangout for musicians like band leader ...

OBITUARY

Manhattan Transfer Singer, Founder Dies At 72

Manhattan Transfer Singer, Founder Dies At 72

Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72. Hauser founded Manhattan Transfer, who released their debut album in the early 1970s and launched hits such as “Operator" and “The Boy from New York City." They went ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: Barney Kessel

Jazz Musician of the Day: Barney Kessel

All About Jazz is celebrating Barney Kessel's birthday today! Legendary musician, guitarist, influential jazz artist, composer, arranger, session player, record producer, one of the leading figures in West Coast jazz, later delving into hard bop, Barney Kessel is now generally considered by fans, critics and fellow musicians around the world to be arguably one of the ...

TECHNOLOGY

7 Powerful Facebook Features That Bands Overlook

By Kaylee Bugg from the SonicBids Blog.  Every band knows having a Facebook page is essential to reach new fans and have a healthy online social presence. For many, their Facebook page even replaces an official website. Beyond the lure of accumulating likes, the platform can be a powerful tool if you make it work for you. Here are ...

CAREER

New U.S. Tax Court Ruling Should Help Indie Artists

By entertainment attorney and indie artist Christiane Cargill Kinney (@musicalredhead) from The DIY Musician. As independent musicians, there are many times when we have to work second jobs to make ends meet, and after you factor in the costs of recording, manufacturing, marketing, touring, and other legitimate business expenses, not to mention sharing any profits you ...

CAREER

Peter Hollens Goes from DIY to a Major Label Release

Peter Hollens, an a acapella YouTube star whose music videos often seem much grander than their budgets, is hard at work in preparation for the upcoming release of “Peter Hollens," his first traditional album release on Sony Masterworks. It's an interesting time for Hollens because working with a major label is a new process and one ...

PERFORMANCE

Review: David Sanborn at Jazz at the Bistro

Review: David Sanborn at Jazz at the Bistro

Opening his second set last Thursday with “Coming Home Baby" seemed a very appropriate choice for David Sanborn. Not only is the tune one of his longtime concert staples, but the Kirkwood High School graduate was in fact back in his hometown, headlining the first full week of shows at the newly expanded and renovated space ...


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