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Jazz Musician of the Day: Sue Raney

Jazz Musician of the Day: Sue Raney

All About Jazz is celebrating Sue Raney's birthday today!

Sue Raney has one of the most beautiful voices in music. She is always in-tune, displays complete control over her vibrato, and has the rare gift of being able to interpret lyrics with such deep understanding that she makes them sound fresh, even if the words are ...

5 Ways Fans Can Help Music Chart

5 Ways Fans Can Help Music Chart

Getting your music to rank on one of the Billboard charts can often be the big break that helps kick an artists career up to the next level, and if you have a single or new album headed for release, there are a few things your fans can do for you that are guaranteed to up ...

Improve Your Chances Of Getting Radio Play In 4 Steps

Improve Your Chances Of Getting Radio Play In 4 Steps

While many artists feel that playlist placement on platforms like Spotify have become the be all and end all when ti comes to exposure, terrestrial radio- from college to local indie stations- can still do a huge amount for getting your music in the spotlight. Here we look at four key steps for securing your latest ...

Nashville College Students Get Credit For Bonnaroo

Nashville College Students Get Credit For Bonnaroo

Some of the attendees at this weekend’s Bonnaroo music fest in Manchester, Tenn., will be getting college credit for attending. Students from Nashville’s Belmont University are on their way to nearby Manchester as part of the “Belmont at Bonnaroo” program, which provides academic immersion into festival culture while providing students hands-on experience and relevant music research. ...

Artist’s Guide To Pandora AMP

Artist’s Guide To Pandora AMP

While traditionally artists needed to use a distributor such as TuneCore or CD Baby in order to get their music on a major streaming network, more services are allowing artists to post directly on their platforms. Here, we look at one example, the Pandora AMP service. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 It used ...

Tadd Dameron: Fontainebleau

Tadd Dameron: Fontainebleau

One of the prettiest octet albums of the 1950s was Tadd Dameron's Fontainebleau. Recorded in March 1956, the album for Prestige featured Kenny Dorham (tp), Henry Coker (tb), Sahib Shihab (as), Joe Alexander (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Tadd Dameron (p,arr), John Simmons (b) and Shadow Wilson (d). The regal quality of Dameron's compositions and arrangements are ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Scott

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Scott

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Scott's birthday today!

Tony Scott, a distinguished jazz clarinetist who in the 1950s helped steer his instrument out of the swing era and into the sax-infested waters of bebop. With Buddy DeFranco, Mr. Scott was considered one of the leading bebop clarinetists. (The two men were often described as the ...

Joe Ford: Today's Nights

Joe Ford: Today's Nights

Saxophonist Joe Ford has released just one studio album as a leader. Which is surprising considering how superb the recording is. The album is Today's Nights, recorded in New York for Spain's Blue Moon label in March 1993. The line up features Joe Ford (as,sop), Kenny Kirkland (p), Charles Fambrough (b) and Jeff “Tain" Watts (d). ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tom Harrell

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tom Harrell

All About Jazz is celebrating Tom Harrell's birthday today!

Praised by Newsweek for his pure melodic genius, Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and uncompromising jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. Even with a discography of over 260 recordings and a career that spans more than four decades, Harrell has ...

There Are 28 Grateful Dead For Kids Shows On Father's Day

There Are 28 Grateful Dead For Kids Shows On Father's Day

Peter Shapiro, the legendary concert promoter and venue owner, announced that he’s promoting dozens of family-friendly Grateful Dead tribute shows across the United States on Father’s day. The shows, part of Shapiro’s “Rock & Roll Playhouse” concert series, are aimed at providing concert experiences to kids and helping them connect with their parent’s music.“Celebrate the Grateful ...