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Jazz Musician of the Day: Nancy Wilson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nancy Wilson

All About Jazz is celebrating Nancy Wilson's birthday today!

Nancy Wilson’s musical style is so diverse that it is hard to classify. Over the years her repertoire has included pop style ballads, jazz and blues, show tunes and well known standards. Critics have described her as “a jazz singer,” “a blues singer,” “a pop singer,” and ...

Prez-ident's Day: Lester Young

Prez-ident's Day: Lester Young

One of finest recorded versions of One O'Clock Jump features Count Basie at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival. It's on the album Count Basie at Newport (Verve) and includes powerhouse solos by tenor saxophonists Lester ("Prez") Young and Illinois Jacquet, and trumpeter Roy Eldridge. Since today is President's Day, what better way to celebrate than by ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Murray

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Murray

All About Jazz is celebrating David Murray's birthday today!

David Murray (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet) is a Jazz artist who has recorded over 130 albums, including 2 recorded in 2006 (Gwotet and Pushkin) and a forthcoming album to be released in Summer 2007. He was born in Oakland, California in 1955 and grew up in ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge

With appearances here this week by both Mike Stern and Ralph Towner, it's already been a good month in St. Louis for fans of jazz guitar, and it's not over yet. Guitarists Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, who will perform next Wednesday, February 22 at Off Broadway, may operate in a very different stylistic realm than ...

It's Time For Congress To Get Serious About Artists' Performance Rights - #IRespectMusic

It's Time For Congress To Get Serious About Artists' Performance Rights - #IRespectMusic

While the National Association of Broadcasters once again works to pass the Local Radio Freedom Act, something which would be harmful to recording artists everywhere, it becomes increasingly important for Congress to take real action regarding artist' performance rights. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions Friends don’t let friends get LRFA’d. Once again we’ve ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

All About Jazz is celebrating Lajos Dudas' birthday today!

Lajos Dudas was born in Budapest/Hungary and studied there at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (1958-1963), laying the foundations for his successful career not only as jazz and pop/rock musician but also on the classical side (Strawinsky: Three Solopieces, Weber: Clarinet ...

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, February 17-23

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, February 17-23

We're looking forward to another star-filled week of jazz in the metro, including a revisiting of Ellington's Money Jungle, a rare performance by What Would Monk Do, a homecoming for sax great Bobby Watson, a new show with the amazing Cecile McLorin Salvant and two pianists... and more. Big Gigs This Week Friday, February 17. Jeremy ...

A jazz event 50+ years in the making...

A jazz event 50+ years in the making...

To say it was long overdue is an understatement. Joshua Breakstone and Don Mopsick grew up in Linden. NJ. Their families knew each other and sometimes hung out together back in the 1960s, long before either man had any designs on a career in music. Guitar modernist Breakstone and Mopsick, best known as the bassist in ...

JazzWeek Radio Chart: February 20, 2017

JazzWeek Radio Chart: February 20, 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 1 1 Terell Stafford Forgive and Forget (Herb Harris Music) 189 181 +8 2 ...

How To Build A Spotify Playlist That Appears In A Search

How To Build A Spotify Playlist That Appears In A Search

If you're hoping to get your song on a major Spotify playlist, it's important to first cut your teeth on lower-level playlists, until eventually Spotify's algorithm picks up on what's going on down below and elevates your song to the top. One good way of doing this is to build your own playlists. Guest post by ...


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