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Jazz Musician of the Day: Stefon Harris

Jazz Musician of the Day: Stefon Harris

All About Jazz is celebrating Stefon Harris' birthday today!

Vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris is heralded as “one of the most important young artists in jazz" (The Los Angeles Times). He is unquestionably developing what will be a long and extraordinary career. Stefon Harris\' passionate artistry, energetic stage presence, and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him into the forefront ...

Looking ahead: Southwest Florida jazz calendar

Looking ahead: Southwest Florida jazz calendar

Here is a rundown of noteworthy jazz events, principally in the Sarasota to Naples territory, from now through April when the 2016-2017 concert season winds down. Friday, March 24 – Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1 – Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo and St. Petersburg-based O ...

How To Run A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign: 10 Tips

How To Run A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign: 10 Tips

Once you've got your music ready to go, the costs of making a record may quickly cause you to turn to crowdfunding, but doing so successfully is no easy task, and will necessitate massive amounts of persistence and hard work. Guest post by Leah Waldo of Berklee College of Music So you’ve got some killer tunes, ...

Oscar Dennard: Phantom Pianist

Oscar Dennard: Phantom Pianist

Precious little is known about Oscar Dennard. A gifted pianist with octopus hands and superb time, Dennard made far too few recordings and wasn't alive long enough to be fully appreciated or routinely interviewed. Now, with the release of The 4 American Jazz Men in Tangier (Groovin' High/Sunnyside), we have a rich new find. The first ...

Jazz this week: Emmet Cohen, Madeleine Peyroux, Victor Wooten, and more

Jazz this week: Emmet Cohen, Madeleine Peyroux, Victor Wooten, and more

This week's calendar of jazz and creative music in St. Louis includes the local debut of a promising young pianist, a festival of student big bands, return appearances from a jazz-influenced singer and a virtuoso electric bassist, and more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, March 22 The NYC-based pianist Emmet Cohen will perform at the ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: George Benson

Jazz Musician of the Day: George Benson

All About Jazz is celebrating George Benson's birthday today!

Appreciated as both musician and performer by millions, George Benson has always had the duel personae of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer. He has always placed his keenly discerning art in the service of a rousing good time. Rounding out his singular approach with sly, seductive rhythm ...

MusiComms Plans First Convention For 9.11.17 At The Smithsonian

MusiComms Plans First Convention For 9.11.17 At The Smithsonian

MusiComms, an organization focused at the nexus of the music and communications industries, has announced that their inaugural event, MusiComms 2017, will be held this September 11th in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. MusiComms is a global initiative dedicated to collaboration between the music and communications industries. The DC event will ...

Welcome To The Post-DIY Music Era [Mark Mulligan]

Welcome To The Post-DIY Music Era [Mark Mulligan]

Business is booming at CD Baby, Bandcamp, Tunecore, Bandzoogle and a host of other service providers for DIY musicians. But from Chance The Rapper to Stormzy and beyond, we are also witnessing a new chapter in artist self-development: The Post-DIY Music Era. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA I recently took part in the True Music Forum ...

Lee Morgan: I Called Him Morgan

Lee Morgan: I Called Him Morgan

Jazz is the only form of American music that comes with a built-in film noir. As a nocturnal sub-culture, jazz has its own language, its own style and its own cynical way of looking at the world. Along the way, the 100-year-old jazz story has amassed dozens of secrets and unsolved mysteries. What happened the night ...

What’s In A Name? Plenty, If The Name Is Cuneiform

What’s In A Name? Plenty, If The Name Is Cuneiform

Cuneiform is an independent label recording music that is out of the mainstream. The Claudia Quartet, Wadada Leo Smith and Thinking Plague are on the Cuneiform roster, and it has groups with even wider orbits—Bent Knee from Boston, for instance, the Norwegian quintet I.P.A., the British jazz-punk rock group called Led Bib, and Naima, a trio ...


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