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Jazz Musician of the Day: J.J. Johnson

Jazz Musician of the Day: J.J. Johnson

All About Jazz is celebrating J.J. Johnson's birthday today!

Considered by many to be the finest jazz trombonist of all time, J.J. Johnson somehow transferred the innovations of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to his more awkward instrument, playing with such speed and deceptive ease that at one time some listeners assumed he was playing valve ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jason Moran

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jason Moran

All About Jazz is celebrating Jason Moran's birthday today!

Since his formidable emergence on the music scene in the late 90s, jazz pianist Jason Moran has proven more than his brilliance as a performer. The Blue Note Records recording artist has established himself as a risk-taker and innovator of new directions for jazz as a whole. ...

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, January 20-26

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, January 20-26

Just a week ago it was way below zero; now it's all melting. I think some of the credit goes to the hot jazz in the Twin Cities! And it will be hot enough to keep things above freezing as we head into another week filled with great jazz from one end of the metro to ...

Jazz guitar mastery and heartfelt moments

Jazz guitar mastery and heartfelt moments

Guitarist Larry Coryell, Russell Malone and Nate Najar teamed up Thursday, January 19 for an evening that showcased their individual styles and common ground as players. The concert, billed as the Great Guitars of Jazz, was held at the Venice (FL) Performing Arts Center. It brought together guitarists from three generations. Coryell, 73, best known for ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Remembering Charles "Bobo" Shaw

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Remembering Charles "Bobo" Shaw

Today, let's take a break from previewing upcoming performances here in St. Louis to look at some videos of the late drummer Charles “Bobo" Shaw. Shaw, who died Monday in a St. Louis nursing care facility at age 69, was a founder of the Black Artists Group and played with many well-known jazz and creative musicians ...

Pandora Tops YouTube, Spotify In 2016 Music Listening, As Streaming Beats Radio For First Time

Pandora Tops YouTube, Spotify In 2016 Music Listening, As Streaming Beats Radio For First Time

Pandora, YouTube and Spotify combined to capture 72% of all streaming music listening in 2016. And for the first time ever, enjoying music via streaming was more popular than listening to music on the radio, according to a new MusicWatch survey. Pandora continued to be the most listened to music streamer in the U.S. in 2016 ...

JazzWeek Radio Chart: January 23, 2017

JazzWeek Radio Chart: January 23, 2017

All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy!

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 6 1 Cory Weeds Quintet featuring David Hazeltine It's Easy To Remember (Cellar Live) ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jimmy Cobb

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jimmy Cobb

All About Jazz is celebrating Jimmy Cobb's birthday today!

Legendary jazz drummer, Jimmy Cobb, was born in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1929. A superb, mostly self-taught musician, Jimmy is the elder statesman of all of the incredible Miles Davis bands. Jimmy\'s inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, ...

Musicians Sues Distributor E1 Direct Deal With SiriusXM

Musicians Sues Distributor E1 Direct Deal With SiriusXM

In a piece of legal news with wide implications for the music business, indie string trio Time for Three and S'More Entertainment have filed a class action lawsuit against Entertainment One regarding the music and entertainment distributor's their direct deal with SiriusXM. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy The string trio Time for Three and ...


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