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Jazz Musician of the Day: Elmo Hope

Jazz Musician of the Day: Elmo Hope

All About Jazz is celebrating Elmo Hope's birthday today!

This profile was inspired by an exceptional article here on All About Jazz by Derek Taylor called “St. Elmo’s Fire” where he focuses and expands on Elmo Hope’s music and recordings. St. Elmo Sylvester Hope was born in New York on June 27, 1923, began piano studies ...

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren To Exit [REPORT]

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren To Exit [REPORT]

Pandora [P] CEO Tim Westergren is stepping down, according to reports surfacing late on Sunday. The shift comes just weeks after U.S. satellite radio company Sirius XM [SIRI.O] agreed to invest $480 million in the music streamer. A Pandora spokesperson declined to comment.  Pandora's co-founder and most visible advocate, Tim Westergren, is exiting the music streamer, ...

4 Essential Tips To Optimize Videos For Mobile Screens

4 Essential Tips To Optimize Videos For Mobile Screens

As the future of video continues its move into our pockets, all artists and musicians should keep in mind how their videos will play on a mobile platform. Here we look at four different tips for optimizing your video to make sure it will hold up to a phone or tablet. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski ...

Sparkplug: Rent Instruments, Gear, Space From And To Your Fellow Musicians

Sparkplug: Rent Instruments, Gear, Space From And To Your Fellow Musicians

This article explores the new ins and outs of Sparkplug, a resource which allows artists to make money by renting out instruments and space to fellow artists, as well as save money by renting space and gear from same said artists. Guest post by Jennifer Newman Sharpe, CEO and founder of Sparkplug Make money renting out your instruments; ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Cunliffe

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Cunliffe

All About Jazz is celebrating Bill Cunliffe's birthday today!

Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. ...

The jazz of summer

The jazz of summer

The concert season in southern Florida pretty much mirrors the months when the area has the most visitors and seasonal residents.... say October through late April or early May. While that makes great sense, some programmers are also taking note that a considerable number of Floridians don't go north for the summer, or for the full ...

Dick Meldonian and Sonny Igoe

Dick Meldonian and Sonny Igoe

Saxophonist Dick Meldonian began his recording career in Charlie Barnet's band in 1950. He then moved on to Stan Kenton at the start of 1952. He remained with Kenton until the mid-1950s, when he left to record on 12-inch LPs with Pat Moran, Sam Most, Erroll Garner, Nat Pierce, Bill Russo, Marion Evans (he's on the ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Johnny Smith

Jazz Musician of the Day: Johnny Smith

All About Jazz is celebrating Johnny Smith's birthday today!

Guitarist Johnny Smith\'s career spans the decades of the 1940\'s through the 1990\'s. From the very beginning of his musical career he influenced the playing of other guitarists. In fact, many mention Smith as a major influence on their playing. The major guitar builders as Guild, Gibson, ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Six St. Louis saxophonists you should know

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Six St. Louis saxophonists you should know

When talk turns to saxophonists from St. Louis, many knowledgeable music fans will associate our city with David Sanborn and World Saxophone Quartet founding members Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake and Julius Hemphill. Sanborn, Bluiett, and Lake all grew up in this area, and Hemphill, though not a native, made an important contribution to the Black Artists ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeff Beck

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeff Beck

All About Jazz is celebrating Jeff Beck's birthday today!

Jeff Beck isn\'t your typical guitar legend. His goal, in fact, is to make you forget that he plays guitar. “I don\'t understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound," says Beck."Finding ways to use the same guitar ...


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