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Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today! Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and ...

PERFORMANCE/TOUR

Somi Announces National Tour In Support Of Critically Acclaimed Album, "The Lagos Music Salon"

Somi Announces National Tour  In Support Of Critically Acclaimed Album, "The Lagos Music Salon"

Salon Tour Features Collaborations with Community Art Spaces to Recreate Original Lagos-Style Salons Critically acclaimed OKeh recording artist Somi will perform a series of intimate shows across the U.S. in support of her new album, The Lagos Music Salon. Inspired by her time spent in Lagos, Nigeria (18 months), the album presents new African jazz and ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Cyrille Aimée Infuses Novel Blend Of Musical Styles On "It's A Good Day"

Cyrille Aimée Infuses Novel Blend Of Musical Styles On "It's A Good Day"

It's A Good Day is the major label debut by the widely acclaimed young jazz singer Cyrille Aimée—yet another step forward for the rapidly rising vocalist. Winner of both the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, Aimée explores a range of musical styles, eras, continents and moods on It's A ...

EVENT

Norah Jones Added To The Sunrise Senior Living Jazz Festival

Norah Jones Added To The Sunrise Senior Living Jazz Festival

Presented by Blue Note Records' Chairman Emeritus Bruce Lundvall - Final Lineup Set for All-Star Jazz Concert at Brighton Gardens of Saddle River, New Jersey on August 24 from 2:00 - 8:00PM Artists Performing Include Joe Lovano, Dianne Reeves, Chucho Valdés, Ravi Coltrane, Bill Charlap, Rene Rosnes and Many More A Portion of the Proceeds Will ...

VIDEO/DVD

Jim Henson's "Drums West" Animation

Watch How Jim Henson Animated Jazz With Tiny, Dancing Strips of Paper Before he achieved fame with the Muppets, Jim Henson, a skilled animator as well as a puppeteer, was making all sorts of innovative work out of his home studio, in Bethesda, Md. Around 1961, he made the papercut animation above, which visualized jazz drummer ...

CAREER

How to Collect Both Kinds of Music Royalties

By Ken Consor from the SonicBids Blog. As streaming has become increasingly important in today’s music market, it is imperative to understand how streams turn into publishing royalties - and of course, how to get those royalties into your wallet. Let’s divide streaming into two different types: Interactive and Non-Interactive. These are defined by the listener’s ...

VIDEO/DVD

Seven Women Who Could

After my post on Wanda Stafford yesterday, I wandered onto YouTube in search of more women in jazz. Here are six instrumentalists who could more than hold their own: Here's Beryl Booker on piano...   Here's Hazel Scott with Charles Mingus on bass and Rudy Nichols on drums, circa 1955.   Here's Mary Lou Williams in ...

OBITUARY

John Blake, Jr., RIP

John Blake, Jr., RIP

From jny: Philadelphia comes news of the death of John Blake, Jr., a violinist who combined his classical training, love for the African-American musical tradition and sense of adventure to become prominent on the forward edge of jazz in the 1970s. Blake was 67. He made his mark recording with tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp and soon ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Interview: Alex Mercado

Q: Did you receive any formal training as a pianist? Who taught you? A: I began studying classical music at age 13 with Jose Luis Arcaraz, a classical piano teacher who took me under his wing after discovering I had a special talent and predisposition for music. Through him I got thoroughly introduced to piano technique, ...

EVENT

Renowned Composer/Percussionist John Hollenbeck Teaching At New England Conservatory During Fall 2014 Semester

Renowned Composer/Percussionist John Hollenbeck Teaching At New England Conservatory During Fall 2014 Semester

Also leads September 23 Master Class with Claudia Quintet “John Hollenbeck has the power to induce synesthesia. A precociously gifted... composer, arranger, percussionist, and leader of several musical groups... Hollenbeck makes music that sounds the way the world looks and feels… Hollenbeck is a musician for our time.” —David Hadju, The New Republic New England Conservatory’s ...


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