New "Jazz It Up!" Episode Features Esperanza Spalding, Benny Golson, Lewis Nash, Bill Evans, and Jazz News!


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Watch the latest episode of Jazz it Up! In this premiere episode of Season 2, we're featuring performances and interviews with bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding and the legendary tenor saxophonist and composer Benny Golson. For our Jazz Ed segment, the premier jazz drummer of his generation, Lewis Nash, demonstrates the basics of drum artistry. There’s a vintage clip of the Bill Evans trio (with Marty Morell, drums, and Eddie Gomez, bass), courtesy of Jazz Icons. Our jazz news covers the Charlie Parker Festival at Mount Morris Park in Harlem, and a re-make of the famous “Great Day in Harlem” photo session from 50 years ago. An Acknowledgment segment honors the memory of Johnny Griffin, Dave McKenna, Ronnie Mathews, and Neal Hefti.

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Jazz it Up!, a production of BrownStone Digital, Inc., contains live performances, news, and discussions by artists playing the array of styles that make jazz. Program segments are designed to engage viewers through different angles of insight into the art form. Our editing style appeals to a younger demographic while maintaining the class mature viewers expect. This is the only online music series that incorporates: streaming interactive video; mp4 sound technology; banner and video ads; features for sharing and feedback, with a distribution model exploiting the low-cost viral nature of email. The show has been viewed by 1,000,000 people in 15 countries. Any user of Apple’s iPhone can view our half-hour episodes. In fall 2008 Tivo’s Video-on-Demand service added Jazz it Up! to the roster of shows available to its 4 million subscribers. Swing by, subscribe for free, and get the most recent episode of Jazz it Up!.

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