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Counting Down the Top 14 Jazz MP3s for 2014

We're counting down the top 14 MP3s featured at All About Jazz in 2014 starting with Drayen Labie's “Kissa i Lé." Readers can follow the countdown from our Download of the Day page where we'll announce the #1 downloaded track on January 2nd. Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, All About Jazz's Download of the Day editor stated, “Another year ...

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Spread Good Cheer: Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You

Your friends at All About Jazz want to wish all our readers, especially our registered members, a joyous holiday season filled with family and fun. We have several big projects in store for 2015 including an upgraded and cross-platform version of the Jazz Near You app, a jazz wall, and a home concert initiative spanning the ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Willis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Willis

All About Jazz is celebrating Larry Willis' birthday today! Pianist Larry Willis has had an important and distinguished 40-year career in jazz. Since making his recording debut on Jackie McLean’s landmark 1965 album “Right Now!,” the New York-born Willis has played everything from free jazz to fusion to rock while performing as a valued sideman with ...

NEW RECORDING

Whirlwind Recordings Releases "First Meeting" By Michael Janisch, Lee Konitz, Dan Tepfer & Jeff Williams

Whirlwind Recordings Releases "First Meeting" By Michael Janisch, Lee Konitz, Dan Tepfer & Jeff Williams

Whirlwind Recordings releases First Meeting: Live in London, Volume 1, a collaborate album by Lee Konitz, Michael Janisch, Dan Tepfer and Jeff Williams. Recorded live in London at the Pizza Express Jazz Club. ABOUT THE ALBUM Lee Konitz is “one of the most consistently brilliant, adventurous and original improvisers in the jazz tradition" (John Zorn). His ...

PERFORMANCE

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, December 19-25

For likely the first time ever, the Twin Cities jazz scene will be broadly represented in the release of a CD sampling 13 working bands on Saturday night. It's wedged into an otherwise busy jazz week — Debbie Duncan at Parma, Donald Washington at the Black Dog, Dean Granros at Jazz Central, Doc Severinsen at Orchestra ...

CAREER

Everything Indie Musicians Need to Know About YouTube Music Key

By Keidra Chaney on Sonicbids Blog Recently, YouTube introduced Music Key, a music streaming service that the video hosting company had been hinting at for at least a couple of years. The company has experimented with revenue models and music industry partnerships to leverage its huge library of music videos since its 2005 acquisition by Google – including a partnership with Universal Music Group's video ...

AWARD / GRANT

George Harrison, Buddy Guy, 5 More Honored With Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

George Harrison, Buddy Guy, 5 More Honored With Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Recording Academy has named its Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2015. George Harrison, The Bee Gees, Buddy Guy, the Louvin Brothers, Wayne Shorter, Flaco Jiménez and Pierre Boulez will all be honored at next year's ceremony during Grammy week. Grammy Trustee & Technical Winners Also Named Producer Richard Perry, the husband and wife songwriting team ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Spotify Cares Less about Artists Than IPOs and Taylor Swift Cares About... Taylor Swift

By Tom McAlevey, CEO Radical.FM Regardless of those truths, streaming will save the music industry and Artists will soon make more money than ever before. Daniel Ek is disingenuous when he claims that Spotify’s “reason for existence is to help fans find music and help artists connect with fans through a platform that protects them from piracy”. ...


 

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