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BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Sue Raney

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All About Jazz is celebrating Sue Raney's birthday today! Sue Raney has one of the most beautiful voices in music. She is always in-tune, displays complete control over her vibrato, and has the rare gift of being able to interpret lyrics with such deep understanding that she makes them sound fresh, even if the words are familiar. Raney would be much better known today if she did not spend most of her time as a well-respected voice teacher, living in the Los Angeles area... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Steve Lacy and Whitey Mitchell

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Mention the soprano saxophone, and most people think first of Sidney Bechet, Lucky Thompson, Pony Poindexter, John Coltrane and Dave Liebman. But in the 1950s and beyond, the artist who did more to demonstrate the instrument's versatility across multiple jazz styles was Steve Lacy. He began in the early 1950s as a New Orleans-style player, using the instrument as a clarinet. Then he shifted to progressive jazz in the mid-1950s before becoming an early pioneer of avant-garde jazz with Cecil Taylor starting in late 1956. Lacy also was smitten with Thelonious Monk and was among the first to feature an album of Monk's music and recorded Monk's songs on many of his albums...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Harold O'Neal "Piano Cinema" Launch Event on July 6 in NYC - Free!

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Harold O'Neal's "Piano Cinema" Hudson Yards NYC Free with RSVP Only Album Launch Event Date: Friday, July 6th from 7-9pm Location: SAP Leonardo 10 Hudson Yards, Floor 48 New York, NY 10001 Attire: Smart Casual Admission: Free with RSVP only RSVP Now About Piano Cinema Piano Cinema is the second solo piano release for Harold O'Neal. He says it is his statement of a signature piano style that he calls by the same name. Piano Cinema was released on May 14, 2018 (Omomuki Foundation)...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Scott

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All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Scott's birthday today! Tony Scott, a distinguished jazz clarinetist who in the 1950s helped steer his instrument out of the swing era and into the sax-infested waters of bebop. With Buddy DeFranco, Mr. Scott was considered one of the leading bebop clarinetists. (The two men were often described as the only major clarinetists to take on bebop, a style thought to be incompatible with the instrument's soft, sweet sound.) Mr. Scott, who also played the saxophone... Read more...

FESTIVAL: Celebrate Valentine's Day Weekend 2019 with Poncho Sanchez, Pete Escovedo, and More Aboard the Latin Love Boat

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Latin Cruise Events is proudly announcing "Latin Love Boat" Valentines Weekend Jazz Cruise. The luxurious Carnival Imagination will depart on Thursday, February 14th sailing from Long Beach, California to Ensenada Mexico and returning February 17th, 2019 (Thursday to Sunday). This 3-Day Music Festival Cruise will include: Legendary Jazz artists, m: Poncho Sanchez, m: Pete Escovedo, as well World Famous "SaSoul Godfather" Joe Bataan, PLUS Southern California's own The B-side Players and Northern California's Mike Torres Band and more...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tom Harrell

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All About Jazz is celebrating Tom Harrell's birthday today! Praised by Newsweek for his pure melodic genius, Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and uncompromising jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. Even with a discography of over 260 recordings and a career that spans more than four decades, Harrell has managed to stay fresh and current as he continues to actively record and tour around the world... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on the L.A. Swing Barons

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This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring the L.A. Swing Barons, who are coming to St. Louis for a performance presented by the St. Louis Jitterbugs this coming Thursday, June 21 at the Intersect Arts Center. The event is part of an ongoing Thursday night swing dance series sponsored by the Jitterbugs. So far the series has featured mostly recorded music spun by DJs, said co-owner Christian Frommelt, but plans are to present a live band at least once a month, plus jam sessions led by local musicians...

CAREER: How to Give Your Album the Perfect Flow

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In this piece Michael Hahn explores the art of album sequencing, why it's important, and how an artist can assemble their tracks in such a way as to create a compelling and successful album and album release. Guest post by Michael Hahn of Landr You're done your album mixing and you're almost ready for album mastering. All that's left now is to arrange your song order just right...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Do Playlists Kill Album Sales or Multiply Them?

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Michael Foster weighs in on how streaming and playlist culture is effecting album sales for niche genres including ambient, electronic, new age and electronica; and whether they could spell out the end of conventional albums or actually multiply sales. Guest post by Michael Foster of Ambient Visions...

CAREER: Build Your Tribe, Find Your Superfans: A Musician's Guide

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While having quality music is certainly an important part of finding success in the music industry, perhaps more important, particularly when it comes to growing your fanbase, is conveying your brand, and the person you yourself are. Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo from the ReverbNation Blog 'There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.'- Simon Sinek, 'Start with Why...

RECORDING: Verve Jazz Ensemble Showcases Jubilant Group Sound on Its 5th Album, "Connect the Dots," out July 20

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Always highly polished, the m: Verve Jazz Ensemble's timeless straight-ahead jazz reaches for exuberance as well on LightGroove Media's July 20 release Connect the Dots. The fifth album by the VJE, a modular New York-based ensemble led by drummer m: Josh Feldstein, features upbeat performances of band originals, standards, and lesser-known works by classic jazz composers -- each characterized by the musicians' palpable delight in playing together...

EVENT: The Stars Come Out as "Martini in the Morning" Salutes One of Its Own: Monday, June 25th at Catalina Bar and Grill in Los Angeles

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For almost 12 years, MartiniInTheMorning.com has been streaming music to music lovers across the USA and around the world. Great American songbook gems from artists like m: Frank Sinatra, m: Ella Fitzgerald and m: Dean Martin to contemporary artists like m: Michael Buble, m: Diana Krall, m: Harry Connick, Jr. and m: Steve Tyrell have attracted listeners of all ages from around the world...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 18, 2018

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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) 285 322 -37 0 53 1 6 2 3...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Erroll Garner

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All About Jazz is celebrating Erroll Garner's birthday today! Born in Pittsburgh in 1921 (Sy Johnson\'s biographical note in The Erroll Garner Songbook has June 15, 1923 as Garner\'s birthdate), Errol Garner started playing piano at the age of two (three according to Johnson). He never learned to read music, probably because it was never a necessity for him. He learned to play the \'novelty\' styles of Zez Confrey and others from listening to 78 records... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Dixieland Goes Progressive

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Ever sit down to a meal and find yourself loving food you never liked before? Your change of heart often is the result of an ingredient or a special preparation that makes the dish downright delicious. It could be fish with an amazing mustard sauce or broccoli with caraway and toasted almonds. I'm that way with Dixieland. Never cared much for it, probably because it has always sounded to me like New Orleans jazz scrubbed of its soul. But in the case of the albums I'm posting about today, the game-changing ingredient was progressive jazz arrangements...

RADIO: 'What I Learned from Anthony Bourdain About Music, Radio'

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In the wake of the tragic passing of Anthony Bourdain, radio industry veteran Seth Resler shares important lessons learned from the food tourism pioneer, and how he helped shape a radio broadcaster's career. Guest post by Digital Dot Connector, Seth Resler of Jacobs Media Strategy On Friday morning, we awoke to the sad news that Anthony Bourdain, the preeminent pioneer in the world of food tourism, had taken his own life. He was an icon. I was a fan. In many ways, Anthony Bourdain shaped my career...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Pandora, Snapchat Partner for Song Sharing, Snap Kit Developer Launch

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Pandora has teamed with Snapchat as the music streaming launch partner for Snap Kit, Snap's new platform for developers. Pandora users will soon be able to share songs using 'song cards' that include album art on top of an animated background. Song receivers can up swipe up to listen directly on Pandora after watching a 15 second ad. The integration expands Pandora's social sharing to Snapchat's young user-base and in increases music discovery on both platforms...

WEBSITE: Jazz Near You Launches Personal Calendar Feature

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Jazz Near You -- the leading jazz events platform of its kind -- has added an exciting new feature that allows members to track events they plan to attend and share them on Facebook and Twitter. Jazz Near You will also maintain a member's history of previously attended shows. Events can be added to a member's personal calendar by clicking the green calendar icon on any calendar page or by clicking the "Add to Your Jazz Near You Calendar" link on an event detail page...

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