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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 ...

VIDEO/DVD

Tony Bennett's Almost Birthday

Tony Bennett's birthday is on August 3 (he'll be a majestic 88), but I couldn't wait until then to celebrate. While roaming YouTube the other night, I dipped into Tony's 1960s TV appearances. If you like what you see below, I'll tell you at the end of this post where you can see much more if ...

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New Lp Alan Broadbent Solo Piano "Just One Of Those Things" Availabe Oct. 1, 2014 on Edition Longplay -- Preorder Now!

New Lp Alan Broadbent Solo Piano "Just One Of Those Things" Availabe Oct. 1, 2014 on Edition Longplay -- Preorder Now!

The new solo piano recording of Alan Broadbent Just One Of Those Things shows very clearly: Broadbent is not only a highly acclaimed arranger and orchestra leader, two Grammy Awards as well as working with Woody Herman, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, etc., he is also a great and distinctive pianist. In decades of cooperation ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Edward Simon

Jazz Musician of the Day: Edward Simon

All About Jazz is celebrating Edward Simon's birthday today! The process by which Simon became an internationally regarded jazz musician began in the small coastal town of Cardón, Venezuela, where he grew up surrounded by the sounds of Latin and Caribbean music. Born in 1969, Simon credits his father, Hadsy, for developing his passion for music ...

FESTIVAL/CRUISE

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: St. Louis Cabaret Festival

Today, let's take a look at some video clips featuring the stars of next week's St. Louis Cabaret Festival. The festival is produced by Cabaret Project of St. Louis, and takes place in conjunction with their annual St. Louis Cabaret Conference, a week-long event offering educational programs, professional development, networking, and so on for cabaret performers, ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis To Release Second Record, Into The Zone

Trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis To Release Second Record, Into The Zone

Exploring Meditative Concept Of Mindfulness As Applied To Improvised Music, On Dave Douglas’ Greenleaf Music, Out Sept. 30, 2014 Into the Zone Features Original Catharsis Lineup: Ryan KEBERLE (trombone/melodica), MIKE RODRIGUEZ (trumpet), JORGE ROEDER (bass), ERIC DOOB (drums), Plus Newest Addition to Catharsis, CAMILA MEZA (vocals); And An Encore Guest Spot from SCOTT ROBINSON (sax) Most ...

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 ...


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