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Jazz Musician of the Day: Anton Schwartz

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anton Schwartz

All About Jazz is celebrating Anton Schwartz's birthday today!

“What I require for music to really captivate me,” Anton says, “is groove and intellect working in tandem. Music that gets into your bones, into your head and into your heart.” From Louis Armstrong and Lester Young to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, jazz’s greatest improvisers create ...

Cannonball Adderley on Kung Fu

Cannonball Adderley on Kung Fu

Between 1972 and 1975, David Carradine starred in a TV series called Kung Fu. He played Kwai Chang Caine, a Chinese Shaolin monk in the Wild West with only his Buddhist spiritualism and marshal-arts skills. Throughout the series, Carradine's character helped those who were defenseless and did away with those who hurt or harmed them. Along the ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Philly Joe Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Philly Joe Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Philly Joe Jones' birthday today!

Philly Joe Jones was born with the name Joseph Rudolph Jones in the city of Philadelphia on July 15, 1923. His mother, a piano teacher taught him the basics in music. In his formative years he also studied the drums with drummers the likes of Cozy ...

Recent Listening In Brief: Black Art Jazz Collective, Lynn Arriale

Recent Listening In Brief: Black Art Jazz Collective, Lynn Arriale

Black Art Jazz Collective, Armor of Pride (High Note Records) Half of the Collective’s members are leading lights among jazz artists in their forties and early fifties. They include trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery and pianist Xavier Davis. The younger trombonist James Burton III, bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Jonathan Blake blend into a ...

Booking, Performing Tips From Top Talent Buyers As Independent Venue Week Comes To U.S.

Booking, Performing Tips From Top Talent Buyers As Independent Venue Week Comes To U.S.

Now in its fifth year in the UK, Independent Venue Week is precisely what it sounds, with independent venues and participating artists joining together for a week of fantastic shows. This year, the US is joining in the fun, and we're looking at how artists can best go about getting in on the action. Guest post ...

R.I.P. Six Strings: Is The Death Of The Electric Guitar Near?

R.I.P. Six Strings: Is The Death Of The Electric Guitar Near?

Fred Jacobs surveys market trends of the past several years, many of which (including the bankruptcy of Gibson) point to the dwindling popularity of that most iconic of instruments, the electric guitar. Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies Disruption impacts virtually every business and platform – including the guitar. Over the past couple of ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Alan Dawson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Alan Dawson

All About Jazz is celebrating Alan Dawson's birthday today!

Alan Dawson was a respected jazz drummer and widely influential percussion teacher based in Boston. He was born in Marietta, Pennsylvania and raised in Roxbury, MA. Serving in the Army for Korean War duty, Dawson played with the Army Dance Band while stationed at Fort Dix from ...

JazzWeek Radio Chart: July 16, 2018

JazzWeek Radio Chart: July 16, 2018

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 1 1 Joey Alexander Eclipse (Motema) 315 285 +30 1 54 1 9 2 ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Albert Ayler

Jazz Musician of the Day: Albert Ayler

All About Jazz is celebrating Albert Ayler's birthday today!

Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was born on July 13th 1936 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He learned to play the alto sax at a young age. His father, Edward, encouraged his musical interests and was his first teacher. Albert Ayler continued his musical education at John Adams High ...

Streaming Is Now 75% Of U.S. Music Consumption [CHART]

Streaming Is Now 75% Of U.S. Music Consumption [CHART]

There were 403 billion on-demand music streams (video + audio streams) in the United States in the first half of 2018, according Nielsen’s 2018 Mid-Year Music Report. Using the industry standard of 1500 streams equals one album sold,  that means nearly 270 million albums sold in the last six month. As this Statista chart illustrates, streaming ...