For Rockwired founder Brian Lush, the news of having JAZZED AN BLUE return to its former glory is all too exciting. It's a chance for us to crank up the sophistication. Having the show back will be a nice balance with the harder rock music that we are known for promoting."
Rockwired.com is no stranger to covering jazz music. Its extensive musical reportage has featured exclusive interviews with Diane Schuur, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Bad Plus, Bethany Yarrow, Kellylee Evans, China Forbes of Pink Martini, Earl R. Johnson, Jr., Alyssa Graham, Luba Mason, Luciana Souza, Lisa Hilton, Melody Gardot, Marilyn Scott, Susan Krebs and Simone (daughter of Nina Simone).
In a way, jazz music kind of got Rockwired its start and I would love to continue the journey that this music has brought us on." says Lush. When we launched the show in 2011 the site attracted a whole new stripe of listeners and readers. Bringing the show back will be exciting."
In addition to the return the weekly podcast Rockwired is also launching a brand new digital publication called Jazzed and Blue Magazine. The publication will be available for viewing and free download exclusively at Rockwired.com on a bi monthly basis. The premiere issue will be available January 14, 2014.
For a website known for promoting largely hard rock and heavy metal music, Lush doesn't find it strange at all for Rockwired to celebrate jazz music. Back in 2005, when Rockwired.com was a fledgling website and I was doing weekly radio show in Anaheim, California, I had all of these ideas for the kind of music and artists that I would feature." says Brian Lush of Rockwired Media LLC However, some of the first people that reached out to Rockwired introduced me to jazz music and because of this, I always view the early years of Rockwired as my education in jazz. The websites evolution from online magazine to online radio station and the direction that our two shows have taken, it has been difficult to fit jazz music into our programming. With Jazzed and Blue, we can highlight this vibrant music once again and I get a chance to work with dear old friends again!"
Rockwired.com is now accepting submissions from artists/bands for consideration for the Jazzed and Blue podcast and magazine. While the show promises to showcase established jazz and/or blues recording artists, it will also be a platform for new talent. Any talent wishing to be considered for this future show may submit mp3s and/or WAV files and any additional promotional materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROCKWIRED MEDIA LLC is the owner and publisher of ROCKWIRED.COM. The New Mexico-based firm also produces the online radio shows ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES and ABORIGINAL SOUNDS out of its studio ROCKWIRED SOUND. The firm was established in Southern California under the name BRIAN LUSH PRODUCTIONS back in 2004 until it had moved its base of operations to New Mexico in 2009. ROCKWIRED MEDIA is an American Indian owned business. It is also the publisher of the monthly digital magazine ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE.