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JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 1, 2015

JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 1, 2015

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks111Harold Mabern Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions)359329+3036017232Harry Allen For George, Cole And Duke (Blue Heron Llc)256257-1143263193Cyrus Chestnut A Million Colors In Your Mind (HighNote)253171+82126032424Jose James Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday (Blue Note)251259-8151295105Joey Alexander My Favorite Things (Motema Music)242206+3694954696Cory Weeds Condition Blue (Cellar Live)236208+2855464787Steve Gadd Band 70 Strong (BFM Jazz)233223+1024458848Dave Stryker Messin' With ...

EVENT

Gary Burton, Fred Hersch, Vadim Neselovskyi Trio, Pletenitsa To Perform Concert For The Ukrainian People June 10 At Berklee

Gary Burton, Fred Hersch, Vadim Neselovskyi Trio, Pletenitsa To Perform Concert For The Ukrainian People June 10 At Berklee

Boston, MA. - 2015—Grammy-winning vibraphonist Gary Burton, jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch, and others will perform a concert of Ukrainian folk music as an expression of solidarity with Ukrainian refugees Wednesday, June 10, at the Berklee Performance Center. Organized by Burton’s former pianist, Odessa, Ukraine native, and Berklee faculty member Vadim Neselovskyi, Concert for the ...

EVENT

Music At The Farm - The Blacktails Jazz

Music At The Farm - The Blacktails Jazz

On Sunday, May 31, from 1-4pm, join us under the tent on the lawn of the farmhouse, listening to the energetic music of The Blacktails. With musical influences drawn from American Roots Music to West Coast Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Surf Rock & Blues, The BlackTails are known for their outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical arrangements. The ...

PERFORMANCE

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, May 29 - June 4

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, May 29 - June 4

There's what might be dubbed a mini-jazz fest in St. Paul's Lowertown this weekend— warming up the neighborhood for the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, only 4 weeks away! (And with no Saints home game, parking should be “normal".) The coming week also brings a parade of stars into the Dakota, offering an alternative to the Rolling ...

TRENDS

4 Top Internet Trends That Will Impact Musicians

4 Top Internet Trends That Will Impact Musicians

Mary Meeker presented her 2015 Internet Trends report at the Code Conference in Cali and it’s filled with key information for artists. You can read the whole thing here but below I’ve picked out the 4 trends that will impact your music-making-self. Guest Post by Matt Voyno on NewRockstarPhilosophy.com 1. The next revolution for making money as a musician:  BUY BUTTONS ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

This 17 Year Old Owns His Own Vinyl Record Label

This 17 Year Old Owns His Own Vinyl Record Label

17 year old high school junior Jarrett Koral founded Jett Plastic Recordings as a vinyl only label. This year  for Record Store Day, he released  a seven-inch by actor Macaulay Culkin’s Velvet Underground cover band.   Macaulay Culin was not Jett Plastic's first release since launching in 2012  and the very indie label will add 6 more ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Benny Goodman

Jazz Musician of the Day: Benny Goodman

All About Jazz is celebrating Benny Goodman's birthday today! Benjamin David Goodman was born on May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the eighth child of immigrants David Goodman and Dora Grisinsky Goodman, who left Russia to escape anti-Semitism. Benny\'s mother never learned to speak English. His father worked for a tailor to support his ...

CAREER

Four Smart Ways To Use Your Press Materials Better

Four Smart Ways To Use Your Press Materials Better

Most musicians know that songs, biographies, one-sheets, photographs, videos, press releases and interviews can all be used to help get gigs, blog reviews, radio play, endorsements, and so much more. But in what formats should these materials be submitted? Let’s review 4 possible options together with feedback from a few industry pros. Guest Post by Bobby Borg, author ...

INTERVIEW

Interview: Mick Jagger

Interview: Mick Jagger

Last Tuesday, I interviewed the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger for my “Anatomy of a Song" column in the Arena section of this Friday's Wall Street Journal (go here). As readers of JazzWax know, my “Anatomy" column takes a deep dive into how an iconic song was written and recorded through interviews with the song's primary writers ...

RECORDING

Dot Time records signs UK Jazz/Soul vocalist Ola Onabule

Dot Time records signs UK Jazz/Soul vocalist Ola Onabule

By Peter McLaren New York based label Dot Time Records announced the signing of Jazz/Soul vocalist Ola Onabule today. In recent months Onabule has been making waves in both the jazz and soul scenes with sold out concerts in Europe including headlining the “International Jazz Day” concert in Romania and the current chart success of the ...


 

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