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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 ...

RADIO/PODCAST

JazzWeek Radio Chart: July 28, 2014

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks161Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden Last Dance (ECM)279217+6284413242Mike LeDonne I Love Music (Savant)278244+3415625323Bobby Hutcherson Enjoy The View (Blue Note)268275-765424414Jimmy Cobb The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions)264280-1605115535Louis Hayes Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions)254267-13050196156Sean Jones im.pro.vise (Mack Avenue)249171+7865062757Theo Croker Afro Physicist (OKeh)243243014536878Dena DeRose We Won't Forget You ... An Homage To Shirley Horn (HighNote)237203+34246759129Joshua Redman Trios Live ...

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: Brian Blade

Jazz Musician of the Day: Brian Blade

All About Jazz is celebrating Brian Blade's birthday today! “I remember when I first read the words hanging in a frame on my grandma Rosa\'s wall. The serenity prayer was something I couldn\'t understand until almost thirty years later, but now after experiencing some peaks and valleys of life, those words ring in my ears with ...

EVENT

Trumpeter Ian Carey To Premiere "Interview Music: A Suite For Quintet+1" In Berkeley, Sept. 20

Trumpeter Ian Carey To Premiere "Interview Music: A Suite For Quintet+1" In Berkeley, Sept. 20

“The first thing you need to know about ‘Interview Music,’” says Bay Area trumpeter and composer Ian Carey about his new jazz suite, “is that it’s not about trying to get more interviews.” (Though he’s not averse to the idea, he adds.) The piece, which will be premiered at the California Jazz Conservatory (formerly the Jazzschool) ...

PERFORMANCE/TOUR

The Lead Sheet: Two Weeks of Twin Cities Jazz, July 25- August 7

Whenever you schedule a vacation, you just have to anticipate some terrific events will fall during the period to make you question your plans. There are a few such jazz gigs that I just have to cover my ears and miss. But you don't!  I will catch Irv Williams' 95th birthday celebration and CD release this ...

AWARD/GRANT

Alligator Record's Bruce Iglaur Wins Digital Music Innovation Award

Airplay Direct has named industry veteran Bruce Iglaur, President & Founder of Alligator Records, as the recipient of the first Iconic Innovators award. The award was created to recognize innovators in the realm of digital music in the industry. The award will be given yearly to the member of Airplay Direct who best embraces the vision and ...

OPINION

Are All-or-Nothing Music Crowdfunding Campaigns Superior to Flexible Funding?

One of the many widespread assumptions regarding crowdfunding is that all-or-nothing campaigns, required by Kickstarter, give those campaigns a psychological boost due to factors such as urgency when the campaign's success is in doubt. In fact, much of the argument for all-or-nothing over flexible funding, often associated with Indiegogo, focuses on such psychological factors. While this ...

RADIO/PODCAST

Cornet Master Bob Barnard This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, Australian cornet master Bob Barnard joins the Jim Cullum Jazz Band on the bandstand. Together they play classic tunes made famous by Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and other originals by Australian composers and Bob himself. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International (check your local listings). You ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Billy Taylor

Jazz Musician of the Day: Billy Taylor

All About Jazz is celebrating Billy Taylor's birthday today! Billy Taylor encompassed that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership, qualities that made him one of our most cherished national treasures. The distinguished ambassador of the jazz community to the world-at-large, Dr. Billy Taylor\'s recording career spans nearly six decades. He has also composed ...


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