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Drew Nugent And The Midnight Society Performs At Paris Bistro & Jazz Café

Drew Nugent And The Midnight Society Performs At Paris Bistro & Jazz Café

For Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society, playing a gig isn’t just about music. It’s about taking a step back in time. Led by pianist, trumpeter and vocalist Drew Nugent, his ensemble recreates the music of a bygone era—playing what has been coined HOT Jazz—which was popularized from 1897 to 1935. “In essence, it’s jazz in ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Lester Young

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lester Young

All About Jazz is celebrating Lester Young's birthday today! Lester “Prez" Young was one of the giants of the tenor saxophone. He was the greatest improviser between Coleman Hawkins and Louis Armstrong of the 1920s and Charlie Parker in the 1940s. From the beginning, he set out to be different: He had his own lingo; In ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Tastebuds.FM Acquires Moosify

Music based find-a-friend and dating app Tastebuds.fm has acquired competitor Moosify. Both apps facilitate introductions based on musical taste. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It's apparently a user and tech based acquisition with about 100,000 users being transitioned from Moosify to Tastebuds in the the coming days. “We’ve been in contact with the guys ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Ken Hanna: 'Jazz for Dancers'

As record-industry profits surged in the mid-1950s with the introduction of the 12-inch LP and advent of fancier phonograph consoles, labels upped their recording quotas. A higher total number of albums needed to be recorded by year's end meant producers taking a few extra risks, especially in the New York and jny: Los Angeles studios. As ...

FESTIVAL/CRUISE

New Frequencies Fest: Jazz@YBCA San Francisco February 4-7, 2015

New Frequencies Fest: Jazz@YBCA San Francisco February 4-7, 2015

Yerba Buena Center for The Arts announced programming for New Frequencies Fest: Jazz@YBCA running February 4-7, 2015 New Frequencies Fest: Jazz@YBCA is a radical exploration of jazz's future through the lense of its pioneering spirit. The entire program is dedicated to jazz in the present tense while paying homage to the legacy of visionary artists of ...

CAREER

DC Jazz Festival Announces A Search For Artistic Director

BACKGROUND After 10 years of annual, multi-day jazz programming coupled with a year round education program, the Board of the DC Jazz Festival has launched a search for a new artistic director. The Festival is recognized as a leading arts organization in the Mid-Atlantic, having garnered praise far and wide. The Artistic Director will work in ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Branford Marsalis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Branford Marsalis

All About Jazz is celebrating Branford Marsalis' birthday today! NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee composer Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The three-time Grammy Award® winner has continued to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist, a composer, and the head of Marsalis ...

CAREER

Building Your Music Career While Keeping Your Day Job

By Farah Joan Fard from the SonicBids Blog. Does going to your 9-5 and then playing a gig that night ever make you feel like a Clark Kent/Superman combo? Do you feel like there's not enough time in the day for both your full-time job and your musical duties? You’re not alone. Balancing a day job ...

OPINION

Declaration of a New Alternative: No Pop

​By Toronto music blogger/reviewer The Lonely Vagabond. In the digital age, in the age of social media, in an age where the music business model has virtually disappeared, the silos between eras and genres no longer exist. Commercial and non-commercial is the new paradigm. In a brief moment of inspiration I coined a new term, No Pop. ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

McDonald's Big Digital Push Includes Music as a Customer Reward

A series of new hires and job listings for McDonald's Global Digital Team are catching attention as business writers and competitors consider their plans to create an ecommerce platform and offer music as a reward to loyal customers. While most positions are based at McDonald's Oak Brook, Illinois headquarters, the opening for a Product Director, Music ...


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