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Jazz Musician of the Day: Clifford Brown

Jazz Musician of the Day: Clifford Brown

All About Jazz is celebrating Clifford Brown's birthday today! He was the most brilliant trumpet player of his generation, an original and memorable composer, a dynamic stage presence and one of the authentic legends of modern jazz. Clifford Brown was born October 30, 1930 in Wilmington, Delaware. As a young high school student Brown began playing ...

RADIO

The Spooky, Scary Freedom Jazz Dance Halloween Classic Is Uploaded For Your Fright Night Festivities

Visit Freedom Jazz Dance to hear the 2-hour Halloween Classic from way back in 2010. Available for 4 days only! Boo! Who said jazz can't be spooky, scary? Certainly not the great Count Floyd or me! Pour yourself a tall glass of blood and visit the Freedom Jazz Dance Archive Page to enjoy horrifying Halloween selections ...

WEBSITE

Improved Searching at All About Jazz and Jazz Near You

All About Jazz and Jazz Near You readers can now conduct a website database search or a Google relevancy search from one convenient location by clicking the magnifying glass icon to the left of “Home" directly under “all about jazz" (or “jazz near you") on every page. In addition to fast access to multiple search options ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: Zoot Sims

Jazz Musician of the Day: Zoot Sims

All About Jazz is celebrating Zoot Sims' birthday today! John Haley “Zoot" Sims was born in Inglewood, California. Growing up in a vaudeville family, Sims learned to play both drums and clarinet at an early age. His father was a vaudeville hoofer, and Sims prided himself on remembering many of the steps his father taught him. ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

SFJAZZ Center Reaches Capital Campaign Goal $64 Million & SFJAZZ Collective Receives $3 Million Gift

SFJAZZ Center Reaches Capital Campaign Goal $64 Million & SFJAZZ Collective Receives $3 Million Gift

SFJAZZ today announced that the organization has reached the $64 million goal of The World Is Listening campaign for the SFJAZZ Center. The campaign funds created the award- winning SFJAZZ Center that opened on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21, 2013 and has become a globally recognized bellwether of art, music, culture, and community in ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

How a Small Startup Increased Ticket Sales by 690% (and You Can Too)

This story from Hootsuite shares how Ticketleap, an event marketing and online ticketer, stood out by empowering employees to share expertise and lend personality to the business. Meet Ticketleap. This tech startup helps its customers sell more tickets to their events. But if you’ve ever created an event through Ticketleap, you know that the team leading the charge ...

CAREER

A Guide to Getting Gigs (Part 3): How to Promote Your Shows

By Yannick Ilunga on TheJazzSpotlight.com This is the final part of the three-article series A Guide to Getting Gigs. As the title suggests, in What to Do Before Looking for Gigs I talked about what indie musicians should do before trying to get booked. In How to Look for Gigs, on the other hand, I went over some of the tools you can ...

VIDEO / DVD

Duke Ellington: Making Records

Following my post on Monday detailing films made by RCA and Capitol in the 1940s and '50s to tout the miracle of records and the recording process, Carl Woideck of the University of Oregon sent along a link to a short film produced in June 1937 by Paramount Pictures. Here, Duke Ellington is shown recording Oh ...


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