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JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 25, 2015

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 25, 2015

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks111Harold Mabern Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions)329364 -352 58162 6 2 Jose James Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday (Blue Note) 259248+11 1552 83133Harry Allen For George, Cole And Duke (Blue Heron Llc)257183 +745453 5424Dave Stryker Messin' With Mr. T (Strikezone) 250276-26 14919575David Sanborn Time And The River (OKeh) 247247034456 646Russell Malone Love ...

PERFORMANCE

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, May 22-28

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, May 22-28

Seems we were just shivering and complaining about our cool spring, and here it is, Memorial Day Weekend and (finally) some warm sunshine. New challenges await, of course, like getting the garden planted, summer vacation reservations confirmed, and— figuring out how to contend with parking and crowds as the Saints new ballpark opens in Lowertown — ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Indie Music Retailers Launch “Vinyl Tuesdays”

Indie Music Retailers Launch âVinyl Tuesdaysâ

Vinyl has helped  to revive the otherwise struggling independent record store sector. Now indie music retailers are taking the promotion of vinyl beyond their annual Record Store Day with Vinyl Tuesdays. From A2IM Vinyl Tuesday is an initiative set up by Independent retailers to celebrate vinyl releases. Every Tuesday, participating retailers will celebrate by highlighting special-edition, ...

CAREER

Getting People To Come To Your Show On A Weeknight

Getting People To Come To Your Show On A Weeknight

Any band that's toured at least once knows that attendance at shows varies not only city by city, but also day by day. Scheduling events is tough enough, and sometimes getting a slot at 9:30 p.m. on a Tuesday night simply cannot be avoided, and yet you're expected to bring in the crowds. So, what's a ...

VIDEO / DVD

Pat Friday: Ghost Vocalist

It's Friday, so what better day to celebrate Pat Friday, a singer you may have heard but never saw. Friday was a movie voiceover vocalist—the person who sang the songs after the actors mouthed the words. Friday was the singing voice of Lynn baritone (above), who starred in two films made by Glenn Miller—Sun Valley Serenade ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Sun Ra

Jazz Musician of the Day: Sun Ra

All About Jazz is celebrating Sun Ra's birthday today! Eclectic, outrageous, sometimes mystifying but always imbued with a powerful jazz consciousness, the music of Sun Ra has withstood its skeptics and detractors for nearly three generations. And well it should, since Sun Ra has been both apart of and ahead of the jazz tradition during that ...

RECORDING

Maria Schneider's The Thompson Fields To Be Released This Friday On Artistshare

Maria Schneider's The Thompson Fields To Be Released This Friday On Artistshare

On May 22, 2015, Maria Schneider's The Thompson Fields will ship out to all participants and will be available for purchase and download on ArtistShare here. We are proud to share the Maria Schneider Orchestra’s first studio album in seven years with you. It has been a wonderful journey, if you have not yet participated, you ...

PERFORMANCE

Cristina Morrison - Hot New CD: "Baronesa" out on June 9

Cristina Morrison - Hot New CD: "Baronesa" out on June 9

CD Release Date: June 9, 2015 The Music Beat of Galapagos to New York City! Actress/Vocalist/Songwriter/Producer Baronesa (JazzHeads) is Cristina Morrison's hot, new CD scheduled to hit the streets on June 9th. The release contains 11 tracks, 8 of which are original, with the lyrics written by Cristina and music composed by pianist Misha Piatigorsky (Baronesa ...

RECORDING

Sharon Hendrix, Talented Back-up Singer For Billy Cobham, Steps To Center Stage With Her Solo Debut

Sharon Hendrix, Talented Back-up Singer For Billy Cobham, Steps To Center Stage With Her Solo Debut

jny: Los Angeles, CA - After years of working just 20 feet from stardom Sharon “Muffy” Hendrix is stepping into the spotlight. Throughout her successful career Sharon has been singing backup on recording sessions and performing on stages across the world with top names including Billy Cobham, George Duke, Freddie Hubbard, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Tom ...

RECORDING

New Bob Mintzer Big Band CD, "Get Up!," Due From MCG Jazz June 23

New Bob Mintzer Big Band CD, "Get Up!," Due From MCG Jazz June 23

Since 1983, tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger Bob Mintzer has been delving into the big band format and its myriad stylistic possibilities, collecting five Grammy nominations and one Grammy win in the process. His newest recording, Get Up!, which is his 20th big band album to date, will be released by MCG Jazz on June 23. ...


 
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