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BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tom Tallitsch

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tom Tallitsch

All About Jazz is celebrating Tom Tallitsch's birthday today! Tom Tallitsch is a Saxophonist, Composer, Recording Artist, Music Educator, and Host of ‘The Modern Jazz Radio Show’. Tom is a NY Saxophonist, composer, recording artist, and music educator. He performs at jazz clubs and other venues throughout NYC and regularly performs at venues up and down ...

RECORDING

"Misfits II Pop," 3rd CD By Pianist Enoch Smith Jr., Due For Release By Misfitme Music May 19

"Misfits II Pop," 3rd CD By Pianist Enoch Smith Jr., Due For Release By Misfitme Music May 19

Pianist/composer Enoch Smith Jr. has embraced the “Misfit” mantle ever since his days at Berklee College of Music, when the self-taught musician realized he didn’t quite fit into the mold of his classmates and their daunting formal training. But Smith’s eclectic, refreshingly different music does fit quite nicely into the ever-evolving jazz tradition. On his third ...

VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Buying in to Tim Berne's Snakeoil

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Buying in to Tim Berne's Snakeoil

Today, let's have a look at some video clips featuring saxophonist Tim Berne and his band Snakeoil, who are coming to St. Louis to perform in a concert presented by New Music Circle next Friday, May 8 at the The Stage at KDHX. Snakeoil is the latest of several bands led by Berne, who's 60 years ...

BOOK / MAGAZINE

"Spirits Rejoice! Jazz And American Religion" By Jason C. Bivins

"Spirits Rejoice! Jazz And American Religion" By Jason C. Bivins

In Spirits Rejoice! Jason Bivins explores the relationship between American religion and American music, and the places where religion and jazz have overlapped. Much writing about jazz tends toward glorified discographies or impressionistic descriptions of the actual sounds. Rather than providing a history, or series of biographical entries, Spirits Rejoice! takes to heart a central characteristic ...

CAREER

3 Things All Artists Need To Know About Their Fans

3 Things All Artists Need To Know About Their Fans

Your fans are (obviously) the lifeblood of your music career. You need to know who they are, what they want, and how you can best cater to their needs to effectively to communicate with them. Guest Post by Tyler Allen on Sonicbids Blog Just as any brand or business should be aware of their customer demographics to better ...

CAREER

Four More Ways to Boost Your Music Sales

Four More Ways to Boost Your Music Sales

In part one of this series, Bob covered Four Things You Can Do to Generate More Music Sales. In part two he offers four more actions you can take to increase your money-making potential with music. This post is adapted from Bob's book, The Five-Minute Music Marketer: 151 Easy Music Promotion Activities That Take 5 Minutes ...

RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 4, 2015

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 4, 2015

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks131Russell Malone Love Looks Good On You (HighNote)304297+705618212Steve Turre Spiritman (Smoke Sessions)299343-4426318323Dave Stryker Messin' With Mr. T (Strikezone)285308-2315716454Harold Mabern Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions)281250+31956435105Steve Gadd Band 70 Strong (BFM Jazz)256206+5095354646Jose James Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday (Blue Note)251251024945797Eliane Elias Made In Brazil (Concord)228212+16251758168David Sanborn Time And The River (OKeh)219172+4774383969Wolff & Clark Expedition ...

PERFORMANCE

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, May 1-7

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, May 1-7

Green leaves, crab apple blossoms, tulips and a good be-bop riff— you have to love spring in Minnesota, once it gets here. Can't use the weather as an excuse these days— it isn't too cold, there's no snow and ice, and it isn't too hot yet!  Take your ears out for a spin: Some veteran ensembles ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Blank Media Levies And The Precedent Of “Who Pays?” Has Ramifications Way Beyond Music…

Blank Media Levies And The Precedent Of âWho Pays?â Has Ramifications Way Beyond Musicâ¦

The idea of a blank media levy is not at all new.  The debate has been around since cassette tapes enabled affordable, large-scale private copying.  Today, it seems as if this idea is losing importance given that the ‘access’ model of music consumption is gaining ground against the prevailing ‘ownership’ model in which music is purchased ...

ADVOCACY

Recording Academy Reorganizes To Offer Stronger Grassroots Activism For Music Creators

Recording Academy Reorganizes To Offer Stronger Grassroots Activism For Music Creators

Yesterday morning, The Recording Academy announced it will merge it's Advocacy and Membership divisions in an effort to enhance the grassroots advocacy happening on behalf of music creators at a local level. The merge will allow the music community a direct line to approach Congress with an informed & unified voice at a time where effective ...


 

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