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Bassist/Composer Mimi Jones Announces New Tour Dates

Bassist/Composer Mimi Jones Announces New Tour Dates

For bassist/composer Mimi Jones, the release one year ago of her second CD Balance accomplished several goals. It tested her mettle as a businesswoman, as the CD was released on the Hot Tone Music label she’d founded in 2009. It highlighted her propensity for collaboration and support of other indie jazz musicians, particularly women, as Hot ...

Trumpeter Sean Jones Named Chair Of Berklee's Brass Department

Trumpeter Sean Jones Named Chair Of Berklee's Brass Department

Berklee College of Music has named noted trumpeter Sean Jones chair of the college’s Brass Department. Jones will build on the legacy of the department and ensure that graduates have the skills to thrive in a music industry that is ever-changing. He succeeds trombonist Tom Plsek, who served as chair for 25 years. Jones is an ...

Open Call to all Jazz Artists! Kimmel Center Now Accepting 2014-15 Jazz Residency Program Applications

Open Call to all Jazz Artists in Philadelphia! Kimmel Center Now Accepting Online Applications for 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency Program Open Call to all Jazz Artists in Philadelphia! Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is now accepting online submissions from talented jazz musicians interested in participating in the 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency – an ...

Why Branding Is More Important Than Ever

Why Branding Is More Important Than Ever

By B.J. Jansen Branding, is now more than ever, the most important investment an Artist can make towards their own career success.

Today is one of the greatest times to be in the music industry. We have more educational, technological, and musical content and freedom available on a daily basis than at ...

Three Simple Rules of 21st Century Business on the Web

Three Simple Rules of 21st Century Business on the Web

By B.J. Jansen After much consternation and thought about the impact that piracy and the web have brought into the world of intellectual property, I've identified three simple constants. I'm sure my observations may draw criticism, however I feel that the best way to navigate today's internet webscape is to control what you can control. As ...

Bobby Broom Announces New Management, Booking Agency

Bobby Broom Announces New Management, Booking Agency

Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom announced today that he will be represented by Tiffany Ente of Musiq Haus Management, and that Joel Chriss of J. Chriss & Co. will be handling his bookings. “Glad to be aboard," Broom told his fans on Facebook yesterday. Musiq Haus represents some of the top artists in the Jazz industry. In ...

No One Sets Out To Be A Smooth Jazz Musician

Look, I'm not going to lie to you. Nobody ever just woke up one morning and thought, “Of all the things possible in the vastness that is life, what I'd really like to do is play smooth jazz 250 nights a year." It just doesn't work that way. It's not something you can plan for—it's all ...

Saxophonist, Composer And Educator Darryl Yokley Announces Spring Initiatives

Saxophonist, Composer And Educator Darryl Yokley Announces Spring Initiatives

After his debut release, The Void (ARC-2437) with his primary working ensemble, “Sound Reformation" on the Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label, the young New York based saxophonist, composer and educator, Darryl Yokley continues his scene building efforts. Yokley is among the new generation artists who are combining skill sets to build a career. “I'll be at ...

David Tughan JoinszzZing Agency

David Tughan JoinszzZing Agency

Singer David Tughan (UK) has officially joined the ranks of zzZing Agency. David fits the zzZing Agency Bill to the letter. “DAVID TUGHAN DOESN’T SEEM TO BE FOLLOWING IN ANYONE’S FOOTSTEPS. IT’S RARE TO FIND ORIGINALITY OF THAT KIND IN A SINGER..." —The Observer, UK David Tughan was born and raised in Northern Ireland. He moved ...

Marcus Hampton Releases Debut On ARC

Marcus Hampton Releases Debut On ARC

Veteran trumpet player and composer Marcus Hampton, who is a nephew of Slide Hampton and a cousin of Lionel Hampton, has just released his debut recording that features 12 of his jazz originals. The title of his release is Hampton House of Jazz (ARC-2543). The title comes from the jazz club that Hampton and his family ...


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