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Keyon Harrold and teenage son accosted, falsely accused in incident at NYC hotel

Keyon Harrold and teenage son accosted, falsely accused in incident at NYC hotel

Keyon Harrold is used to making the news for his music, but the St. Louis native and Grammy winning trumpeter this week was in the headlines for something else entirely, as he and his teenage son Keyon Jr. were accosted, falsely accused, and assaulted during an incident at the Arlo Soho hotel in New York City. The Harrolds, who were staying at the hotel, were confronted this past Saturday in the lobby by a white woman (that neither had ever ...

Soaring Music Publications Has All Downloadable "I Want A Doll" Items For Free Through Midnight, Christmas Day

Soaring Music Publications  Has All Downloadable "I Want A Doll" Items For Free Through Midnight, Christmas Day

Soaring Music Publications was hoping to find lots of takers of it's “I Want a Doll“ audio tracks and lead-sheets, anticipating a new release of “I Want a Doll“ for next year, but so far “takes" are non-existent, and in order to boost interest, Soaring has eliminated the required $1.00 purchase and replaced it with everything on the page being downloadable for free. “Now everything on the page is downloadable for free," said Greg Nathan, Owner/President of Soaring Music Publications. ...

Soaring Music Publications becomes successor to Song-Royalty rights owned by 1950's music publisher Chase Music Company

Soaring Music Publications becomes successor to Song-Royalty rights owned by 1950's music publisher Chase Music Company

Springfield, Oregon is not the entertainment capital of the world, but as a result of a long process, it was there, last month, that Soaring Music Publications became the successor to all of the song-royalty rights owned by the 1950's music publisher Chase Music Company, as SMP's Owner/President, Greg Nathan completed the successor process enabling the merging of his parents' music-publishing business with his own music-publishing business, a process that began in 2014. Actually, music publishing in the Nathan family ...

Internationally-Acclaimed Venue, Jazz Standard, Closes Its Doors

Internationally-Acclaimed Venue, Jazz Standard, Closes Its Doors

It is with great sadness that USHG shares that Jazz Standard and Blue Smoke Flatiron will not be reopening on 27th Street. We have explored every avenue to arrive at a different outcome, but due to the pandemic and months without revenue—as well as a lengthy rent negotiation that has come to a standstill—we’ve reached the disappointing conclusion that there is no alternative but to close Blue Smoke Flatiron and Jazz Standard. The current situation surrounding the pandemic, including the ...

Legendary Bassist Stanley Clarke Proudly Announces The Premiere Of His Web Series, Stanley Clarke’s Bass Nation, November 16 On YouTube

Legendary Bassist Stanley Clarke Proudly Announces The Premiere Of His Web Series, Stanley Clarke’s Bass Nation, November 16 On YouTube

Grammy winning bassist Stanley Clarke has developed an 8-episode monthly web series entitled Stanley Clarke’s Bass Nation. The first episode of Stanley Clarke’s Bass Nation will debut November 16 on Stanley Clarke’s YouTube channel. It represents his effort to share the wealth experience he has garnered over his 50-year career as a musician, band member, soloist, arranger, composer, and band leader. The project is about the dynamics of the music industry, recording and performing, and includes Stanley’s conversations with noted ...

New England Conservatory Launches Low-Latency Music-Making Initiative, Leading The Way In Innovative Technology For Musicians And Music Educators

New England Conservatory Launches Low-Latency  Music-Making Initiative, Leading The Way In Innovative Technology For Musicians And Music Educators

The use of this near lagless technology makes NEC the first music institution to undertake such a large-scale initiative using cutting-edge audio-visual technology with live performance and music education New England Conservatory (NEC) and Grammy Award winning vocal faculty member Ian Howell have revolutionized low-latency music-making using cutting edge and affordable technology for musicians and music educators. By pioneering virtually lagless audio-visual elements to enhance digital music making with a setup anyone can assemble at home, NEC’s research and experimentation ...

International Jazz Musician Survey (COVID-19 Edition)

International Jazz Musician Survey (COVID-19 Edition)

Of course, COVID-19 has disrupted the lives and jobs of many different people worldwide. But given our work at Jazzfuel, we wanted to look specifically at how jazz musicians are being affected by the current situation. We conducted a comprehensive survey of 266 professional jazz musicians around the world about their work and plans in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. 55% of jazz musicians surveyed said they had no live performances scheduled for 2021 Delving into government support, loss of ...

Some good news for a change, near and far

Some good news for a change, near and far

Amid all the economic pain and uncertainty this year for jazz musicians, clubs and festivals due to the pandemic, there is some good news to share. It comes on distant and local fronts, as we continue to await how the “new normal” affects the arts long term. First, from Europe: On September 2, Denmark’s iconic venue, Jazz Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, announced it was closing and laying off all staff. Management said it was economically impossible to keep operating with ...


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