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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jane Bunnett

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jane Bunnett

All About Jazz is celebrating Jane Bunnett's birthday today! Jane Bunnett has become one of the foremost jazz musicians in Canada, and has gained recognition around the world for her improvising talents, technical proficiency, and writing and band leading abilities. Born and educated in Toronto, she trained as a classical pianist from 1975-78 (attaining Grade 10 ...

NEW RECORDING

Buddy Defranco and Kenny Drew

Buddy Defranco and Kenny Drew

Clarinetist Buddy DeFranco and pianist George Shearing toyed with a quintet format in the late 1940s. But before they could record together, the two went their separate ways in 1949. Buddy signed with Capitol and Shearing with MGM, bringing in vibraphonist Margie Hyams to assume Buddy's sound. But by 1951, Buddy decided to join MGM as ...

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Jost Project to Perform at First Jazz Near You House Concert

Jost Project to Perform at First Jazz Near You House Concert

Philadelphia, PA: The Jost Project with Paul Jost, Tony Miceli and Kevin MacConnell will appear at the home of All About Jazz and Jazz Near You founder, Michael Ricci on Friday, October 24th. The house concert program represents a new direction for Jazz Near You which plans to develop additional performance opportunities for musicians while creating ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: Dizzy Gillespie

Jazz Musician of the Day: Dizzy Gillespie

All About Jazz is celebrating Dizzy Gillespie's birthday today! John Birks “Dizzy" Gillespie was one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of the 20th century and one of the prime architects of the bebop movement in jazz. Nicknamed “Dizzy" because of his zany on-stage antics, Gillespie, a brass virtuoso, set new standards for trumpet players with his ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Merlin Opens New York Office -- Appoints Jim Mahoney as General Manager Us

Merlin, the global rights agency representing a wide variety of successful indie artists, has announced the opening of a New York office and their appointment of Jim Mahoney, former VP to American Association of Independent Music as their General Manager US. This expansion to the United States, where membership currently accounts approximately 1/3 of the company’s ...

CAREER

9 Expert Tips to Make Your Band's Marketing More Persuasive

By BobBy Borg from SonicBids.com Direct marketing is the process of bypassing intermediaries to communicate directly with fans, build awareness, and generate sales. Emailing tour dates, texting announcements about contests, posting website links to your fundraisers, even phoning reminders and mailing postcards about your record release are all direct marketing methods. In all cases, the most important ingredient ...

TECHNOLOGY

Google Promotes Music with News Ad Units, Demotes Piracy in Search

Rightsholders have accused Google of promoting piracy since the dawn of search. The online giant's efforts to end the practice have been frustratingly incremental. But they took several steps forward with some significant announcements over the last few days that include downgraded search results for pirate sites and upgraded ad units that promote music and other ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

What is a Music Publishing Deal? - And Do I Really Need One?

By Wallace Collins from Wallace Collins Entertainment Law Blog The term “publishing", most simply, means the business of song copyrights. A songwriter owns 100% of his song copyright and all the related publishing rights until the writer signs those rights away. Under the law, copyright (literally, the right to make and sell copies) automatically vests in ...

NEW RECORDING

Don Byas in Paris, 1946-54

Don Byas in Paris, 1946-54

The buildings and monuments of Paris were largely untouched during World War II by the Nazi occupation. Paris also endured little in the way of Allied bombing or German sabotage during its liberation. The city was too pretty. As a result, its infrastructure remained intact. For the first few years after the war, the city suffered ...

PERFORMANCE

Jazz Near You House Concerts Kicks Off with The Jost Project on October 24

Jazz Near You House Concerts Kicks Off with The Jost Project on October 24

An International Launch Takes Place In Philadelphia Area Jazz Near You Home Concerts With The Jōst Project — October 24, 2014, 7:00-9:00pm. Tickets available at Closeup.fm or EventBrite. jny: Philadelphia, PA – According to Michael Ricci, founder and owner of All About Jazz and Jazz Near You, the largest jazz web-based network in the world, jazz ...


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