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Four Time-Saving Tips when entering your events at Jazz Near You

Jazz Near You improves regularly and we're particularly focused on improving ease of use. Here are four time-saving tips to consider when entering your next round of events: 1. Adding Recurring Events Did you know that you can add up to ten recurring events at once on the Jazz Near You event submission form? Here's how: ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Claude Marc Bourget

Jazz Musician of the Day: Claude Marc Bourget

All About Jazz is celebrating Claude Marc Bourget's birthday today! Claude Marc Bourget gives us with the piano surprising improvisations, with the frays influences of modern jazz and classical, often virtuosos and where resound as in memory the landscape of the music of the 20th century. “An energetic music, extremely dense, as well as uncommon harmonic ...

VIDEO / DVD

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Cactus Truck Hitting Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center on Sunday, November 30

Prickly and persistent, loud and as unsubtle as an 18-wheeler careening down a stretch of bad road at 70 miles an hour, the music of Cactus Truck certainly fits their name. Their balls-to-the-wall skronk also seems like an appropriate soundtrack for a state of emergency, either real or imagined, and so the upcoming visit by the ...

OBITUARY

Loss Of A Quiet Giant: Will Connell 1938-2014

Loss Of A Quiet Giant: Will Connell 1938-2014

By John Pietaro I was heartily saddened by the sudden unexpected phone call: downtown’s unsung hero of Free Jazz, Will Connell, Jr., was hospitalized and non-responsive. Immediately the jazz and new music community rallied and the outpouring of love for Will was apparent. We’d all been preparing for his big moment at the front of the ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Gunther Schuller

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gunther Schuller

All About Jazz is celebrating Gunther Schuller's birthday today! The composer Gunther Schuller is, famously, a man of many musical pursuits. He began his professional life as a horn player in both the jazz and classical worlds, working as readily with Miles Davis and Gil Evans as with Toscanini; he was principal horn of the Cincinnati ...

NEW RECORDING

RIJA's New Album "Silent Heart" Is Beautifully Mysterious

The wintry spell cast by RIJA’s Silent Heart is nearly impossible to shake off; the ethereal beauty conjured by vocalist Aija-Riitta Holopainen and composer/arranger/guitarist Harald Peterstorfer in track after track dazzles the senses in epic fashion, creating a need for repeated spins that borders on addiction. Each listen reveals another layer of sonic gorgeousness as Holopainen’s ...

FESTIVAL

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett primed for 2015 Syracuse Jazz Fest; $150K needed to make it happen

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett primed for 2015 Syracuse Jazz Fest; $150K needed to make it happen

SYRACUSE, NY: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett could bring one of jazz's most eclectic duos to Syracuse next year, if the community can find the money in the next four days. Frank Malfitano, founder and executive director of M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest, said Gaga and Bennett's agent is seeking a date in Upstate New York in ...

CAREER

How to Pitch Your Band when You Can't Afford PR

By Amy Sciarretto on Sonicbids Blog As my recent “Ask a Publicist“ article explained, having a publicist is an essential tool for your band's growth and success. But not every band can afford the spend, depending on where they are in their development. So if you're not signed to a label with in-house PR, relax. You are not S.O.L. There are ways to do ...


 

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