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Jazz Near You Turns Two! Past Accomplishments and Future Plans

Time flies! Jazz Near You turns two today! Jazz Near You, the web's premiere jazz events discovery platform serving 250 cities worldwide, celebrates its two year anniversary. We'd like to thank our users, partners, and everyone who has helped spread the word about this important service. About Jazz Near You Jazz Near You is a simple ...

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All About Jazz Upgrades Musician Section, Revises Toolkit, and Partners with Bandzoogle

All About Jazz, the web's premiere jazz music destination, and home to over 65,000 musician profiles has announced the following upgrades to its musician services: Musician profile improvements include: Discographies. Musicians can now associate their discographies with their profile. Their discography page also includes an Amazon store widget to help facilitate music sales. For more about ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Pianist Mike Longo To Release New CD, "The Mike Longo Trio Celebrates Oscar Peterson Live," Oct. 7

Pianist Mike Longo To Release New CD, "The Mike Longo Trio Celebrates Oscar Peterson Live," Oct. 7

Pianist Mike Longo had the distinct privilege of studying, for six intense months in 1961, with his idol Oscar Peterson in Toronto. Among several key principles imparted by Peterson to his pupil was the importance of “not playing like anyone but yourself,” says Longo. “He told me that people who are trying to play like Art ...

FESTIVAL/CRUISE

Angel City Jazz Festival Kicks Off 2 Weeks Of Music

This weekend the 7th Annual Angel City Jazz Festival opens n Los Angeles. Rocco Somazzi founded the festival in order to present non-commercial jazz to an LA audience which had scant exposure to music from the more adventurous end of the jazz spectrum. Back in 2008, 13 different bands, highlighted by the inimitable alto saxophonist, Arthur ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Byrd

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Byrd

All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Byrd's birthday today!

Charlie Byrd jammed with Django Reinhardt, recorded with Woody Herman, studied with the great Segovia, and with Stan Getz introduced the Brazilian bossa nova to international audiences. He then proceeded to form a super guitar trio with Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis... Read more.

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EVENT

American Pianists Association Announces Performance Dates For 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship In Jazz Finalists

American Pianists Association Announces Performance  Dates For 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship In Jazz Finalists

Finalist Christian Sands to Kick Off the American Pianists Association's 2014 - 2015 Jazz Fellowship Awards presented by REI Real Estate Services at Indianapolis' The Jazz Kitchen on Saturday, September 27 at 8 PM Beginning on Saturday, September 27, five Finalists will compete for the $100,000 prize and the title of 2015 Cole Porter Fellow in ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

The Problems Musicians Face and How to Solve Them, PT. 7

Written by Tommy Darker, originally published in The Musicpreneur. Travelling the world and chatting with fellow aspiring artists reveals astounding insights about the future of music. Here’s the deal: we think we all face different problems, but the reality reveals the opposite. I will share one of these insights, explaining what it means for the way ...

BOOK/MAGAZINE

Promised Land: Youth Culture, Disruptive Startups, and the Social Music Revolution

If you read Hypebot, you know music technology writer and user experience researcher Kyle Bylin. Whether in his writings or on the Upward Spiral podcast, Kyle has always sought to understand not just how music consumption and the music industry are changing, but why. Now he's published a much anticipated collection of his best essays. I've ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

SXSW Reports $315.3 Million Impact on Austin, Excludes "Significant" Unofficial Activities

SXSW's annual report on the economic impact of the festival on Austin estimated that over $315 million was generated by the festival and festival attendees. That's way up from 2013's estimated $218.2 million. Unfortunately neither the report nor industry analysts have come up with a full explanation of how they're increasing impact even as official participation ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

"Mike Cuozzo Was My Dad"

In April, I posted on Mike Cuozzo, a superb, swinging saxophonist who recorded two swinging albums as a leader in 1955 and '56 and then stopped recording. Back in the spring, I called saxophonist Sol Schlinger, who told me that Cuozzo had owned a car dealership in New Jersey. And that was that—until several weeks ago, ...


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