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Jazz Musician of the Day: Lee Morgan

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lee Morgan

All About Jazz is celebrating Lee Morgan's birthday today! Morgan was a jazz prodigy, joining the Dizzy Gillespie big band at 18, remaining a member for two years. Beginning in 1956, he began recording as a leader, mainly for the Blue Note label, eventually he recorded twenty-five albums for the company. Morgan\'s principal influence as a ...

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Enter the "Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte - The New Standard" Giveaway!

Enter the "Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte - The New Standard" Giveaway!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the RareNoiseRecords “Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte - The New Standard“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on August 10th Click here to enter the contest (Tracking Jamie Saft at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck!
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CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

The Romance Continues: Urban-jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters Will Mark His 25th Year With The Release Of “silver Soul” On September 2

The Romance Continues: Urban-jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters Will Mark His 25th Year With The Release Of âsilver Soulâ On September 2

The first single, “Dreaming Of You,” is the No. 2 most added radio track this week. New York City (10 July 2014): With persistence, patience and passion, romance grows stronger, richer and sweeter each year and for 25 years, urban-jazz saxophonist Kim Waters has written, produced and performed chart-topping candlelight compositions that explore the excitement, exoticism ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Danilo Perez, Jean-Luc Ponty, And More To Judge The 2014 International Songwriting Competition

14 RECORD LABEL PRESIDENTS AND CEOs JOIN WITH ICONIC RECORDING ARTISTS TO JUDGE THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) today announced its judging panel for the 2014 competition which is now accepting entries. This year, ISC has expanded on the participation of music industry executives, offering the opportunity for artists to ...

FESTIVAL/CRUISE

Transart & Cultural Services, Inc. Celebrates The 14th Annual Jazz In The Valley Festival Sunday, August 17

TRANSART & Cultural Services, Inc. Celebrates the 14th Annual Jazz in the Valley Festival Sunday, August 17, at Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie featuring The Message: Javon Jackson, Buster Williams, Steve Turre, Gary Bartz, Eddie Henderson, George Cables & Lewis Nash, Plus Kenyatta Beasley, Melba Joyce, Chocolate Armenteros, Zon Del Barrio, Nicky Marrero and Mike Torsone Poughkeepsie, ...

VIDEO/DVD

Bill Evans on Video: 1965-66

My favorite years for Bill Evans were 1965 and '66. There's a maturity, elegance and confidence in his playing that reached a peak then, as well as an innocence and humility that makes the music endearing. Songs were chosen well and explored with swinging depth at each playing. Yesterday I came across three new Bill Evans ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

"My Shining Hour," Guitarist Bobby Broom's New Origin CD, Set For 8/19 Release

"My Shining Hour," Guitarist Bobby Broom's New Origin CD, Set For 8/19 Release

While Bobby Broom’s 2012 CD Upper West Side Story (“a spectacular album”—DownBeat) focused exclusively on original material, the guitarist takes a very different tack with My Shining Hour, due for August 19 release from Origin Records. The luxuriantly melodic session features Broom’s working trio—with bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer Makaya McCraven—placing their stamp on beloved American ...

RADIO/PODCAST

Bria Skonberg, Dave Bennett In Riverwalk Jazz Jam Session This Week

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, three remarkable “20-something” musicians join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band on stage at The Landing in San Antonio. All share a passion for classic pre-WWII jazz and make an important contribution to the legacy of the music through their playing. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Colin Bailey

Jazz Musician of the Day: Colin Bailey

All About Jazz is celebrating Colin Bailey's birthday today! Born in Swindon, England on July 9th 1934, Colin Bailey began playing drums at age four. He also studied piano and theory at an early age, and worked with English name bands from age eighteen. Colin lived in Australia in the late fifties and was staff drummer ...

FESTIVAL/CRUISE

Get On The Bus With WBGO To Spend A Day At Newport Jazz Festival

Get on the Bus with WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM to Spend A Day at the Newport Jazz Festival® August 1, 2 or 3 Newport, RI - You could take a train, a plane, a car or a boat, but if you’re in Newark, New York City, Brooklyn or Boston, take one of the WBGO Jazz 88.3 ...


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