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Jazz Musician of the Day: Count Basie

Jazz Musician of the Day: Count Basie

All About Jazz is celebrating Count Basie's birthday today!

Bill Basie studied music with his mother as a child and played piano in early childhood. He picked up the basics of early ragtime from some of the great Harlem pianists and studied organ informally with Fats Waller. He made his professional debut as an accompanist for ...

Jerry Lewis: (1926-2017)

Jerry Lewis: (1926-2017)

Jerry Lewis, whose geeky, high-strung brand of humor starting in the late 1940s made him a national sensation and early TV star while still in his 20s and whose seemingly ad-libbed routines as a befuddled jerk in '60s films influenced several generations of improv comics, died on Aug. 20. He was 91. Personally, I was never ...

Eclipse Music

Eclipse Music

There are several jazz pieces called “Eclipse.” Tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri, the Japanese group called Kyoto Jazz Massive, and the Mexican singer Bere Contreras, among others, have performed or recorded compositions with that name. The best known “Eclipse,” though, remains the one that Charles Mingus first recorded in the 1950s and revived for a 1972 concert ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today!

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tim Hagans

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tim Hagans

All About Jazz is celebrating Tim Hagans' birthday today!

Tim Hagans (born August 19, 1954) is a hard bop trumpeter and composer. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio playing in school bands. His early inspirations included Miles Davis, Herb Alpert, Sly Stone, and Blood, Sweat and Tears. In his late teens, Hagans joined the Stan Kenton ...

3 New Statistics About Millennials’ Live Music Tastes

3 New Statistics About Millennials’ Live Music Tastes

A new slew of research is out on millennials' live music preferences, showing that they both are attending festivals more often and for a broader variety of reasons, including the need to engage with a community and support artists they feel are affecting positive social change. Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite Millennial attendance of ...

Johnny Cash Family Condemns Neo-Nazi Use Of Father's Image

Johnny Cash Family Condemns Neo-Nazi Use Of Father's Image

The family of Johnny Cash have demanded that Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups not associate the image of their late father with the discriminatory ideas. In an open letter posted to Roseanne Cash's Facebook page, the family took issue with a protester during the confrontation in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend who appeared in a ...

How To Encourage Fans To Buy CD's, Vinyl: 5 Techniques

How To Encourage Fans To Buy CD's, Vinyl: 5 Techniques

While the majority of music consumers have switched to listening to music via online streaming, the physical product endures, and mediums like vinyl have even seen a spike in popularity. That said, moving physical product remains a challenge, so we're offering up some tips on how to do it more successfully. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski ...

Elvis Presley and The Tale Of Two Very Different Music Industries

Elvis Presley and The Tale Of Two Very Different Music Industries

Elvis is King!  Or is he?  As we commemorate 40 years since his death, how are Elvis and his fellow legacy artists fairing in the new music industry landscape as compared to their younger counterparts?  Is YouTube for everyone, for example? And Spotify promises long tail revenue, but does that include Elvis and his peers?  Guest post ...

3 Lessons In Songwriting From Lennon And McCartney

3 Lessons In Songwriting From Lennon And McCartney

Already a challenging task when done on one's own, co-songwriting brings with it its own set of unique challenges. Here we take in some valuable lessons from one of the most renowned songwriting partnerships of all time. Guest post by Allison Johnelle Boron of the ReverbNation Blog Arguably the most prolific pop songwriting duo of the 20th century, ...


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