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All About Jazz Introduces Discographies!

All About Jazz creates musician discographies from deep archive of album reviews and Discogs.com API Nearly 100,000 records seed database All About Jazz has developed a musician discography feature which allows musicians to document and promote their body of recorded work to jazz fans worldwide. “This project was part of a larger effort to help musicians ...

CONTEST/GIVEAWAY

Enter the "Roscoe Mitchell - Conversations II" Giveaway!

Enter the "Roscoe Mitchell - Conversations II" Giveaway!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Wide Hive Records “Roscoe Mitchell - Conversations II“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on August 25th. Click here to enter the contest (Tracking Roscoe Mitchell at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck!
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INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wayne Krantz

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wayne Krantz

All About Jazz is celebrating Wayne Krantz's birthday today! Ex-sideman with Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham and others, has made six albums under his own name since 1991; three on the Enja label ("Signals", “Long to Be Loose" and “2 Drink Minimum"), one on the Alchemy label ("Separate Cages") and, most recently, the self-produced CDs ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Chubby Checker Settles Hewlett Packard Penis Size App Lawsuit

Music icon Chubby Checker has settled his lawsuit with Hewlett Packard. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. But neither side has accepted liability and HP has agreed not to use the singer’s stage name, trademarks or likeness. Early in 2013, Checker, best known for his #1 hit “The Twist" had filed a multi-million lawsuit against ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Business-Oriented Social Networks for Musicians: Gigmor, Aampp, Jammcard

Business-oriented social networks for musicians are an area I haven't covered in a while. A variety of new networks and platforms are emerging and today I'd like to point you to three business-oriented social networks that are worth knowing about. Gigmor connects musicians with compatible musicians and also uses that matchmaking process to help industry people ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Alive Inside Documents the Power of Music to Fight Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

You may recall the video of a withdrawn elderly man who comes to life upon hearing music he cares about on an iPod. The “Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Music" (and other title variations) video did more than go viral. It inspired the filmmaker who shot the original video to look more closely at ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Vocalist Tom Barton Transcends Jazz To Unique Sonic Worlds

Vocalist Tom Barton Transcends Jazz To Unique Sonic Worlds

Genre-crossing contemporary jazz vocalist/composer Tom Barton has released crowdfunded studio album, Aspirations Aspirations was recorded in early 2014 after over $9,000 was raised by fans on crowdfunding platform Pozible. The album transcends its acoustic jazz instrumentation to worlds of electronically-augmented sonic atmospheres. Tom sings original prose and wordless music pondering the self and the natural world, ...

EVENT

Ed Motta 2014 US Tour! Plus Katia Moraes, Daniel Carneiro & DJ Potira

Ed Motta 2014 US Tour! Plus Katia Moraes, Daniel Carneiro & DJ Potira

At The King King in Hollywood on August 3, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. “Ed Motta pushes all the right retro buttons. There are blasts of soul-jazz and blues-rock and a library of funky dance grooves, replayed in the spirit of the originals.” John L. Watters, The Guardian Los Angeles – Brazilian Nites Productions, presenters of the ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Music Legends Jon Anderson And Jean-Luc Ponty Announce Formation Of New Music Ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band

Los Angeles, CA - Music legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty announce the formation of a new ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band! YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International jazz superstar Jean-Luc Ponty ...

EVENT

Memorial Concert For Tenor Saxophonist Jeff Marx

Memorial Concert For Tenor Saxophonist Jeff Marx

Friends of saxophonist Jeff Marx, former Woodstock area resident, who passed away December 16, 2013 will present a memorial concert at the Colony Cafe, Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY on Sunday, August 3, 4-7 pm. Admission is $10 and proceeds from the concert will go to the Jazz Foundation of America’s Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. Artists ...


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