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TRENDS: Music Consumption Trends and What They Mean

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As we dive into 2018, it's important to take a look back at some of the music consumption data from last year which shows an unsurprising bump and streaming, as well a rise overall. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 As we enter into the new year, it's sometimes useful to look back at the previous year to discover what the trends were. Nielsen Music posted it's music consumption figures for 2017 and a number of things became pretty evident when you really looked a the data...

RECORDING: Gleb Kolyadin, the Virtuoso Iamthemorning Pianist, Releases His Debut Self-Titled Solo Album

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Following the success of two highly-praised albums with Iamthemorning, Russian virtuoso pianist Gleb Kolyadin affirms his musical authority with his debut, self-titled album on Kscope, on 23rd February 2018. The record features a staggering who's-who of performers, including: Gavin Harrison (King Crimson / Porcupine Tree) on drums; Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson) on bass; Theo Travis (Robert Fripp / Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson) on flute and saxophone; the unmistakable voice and lyrics of Steve Hogarth (Marillion) alongside Mick Moss (Antimatter); and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) on additional keys...

WEBSITE: All About Jazz Promotes House Concerts Through Jazz Near You

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A new website that connects house concert presenters, musicians, and jazz fans Alternative jazz venues come in all shapes and sizes and with a growing trend in house concerts, Jazz Near You has created houseconcerts.jazznearyou.com to help home concert presenters generate greater turnouts, help musicians find more performance opportunities, and offer guidance to anyone with an interest in hosting a home concert: from preparation to finding and booking a band...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: William Parker

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All About Jazz is celebrating William Parker's birthday today! As Steve Greenlee of the Boston Globe stated in July 2002, 'William Parker has emerged as the most important leader of the current avant-garde scene in jazz.' He is working in many of the more important groups in this genre, some of the most prestigious being his own, i.e. The Curtis Mayfield Project, Little Huey Creative Orchestra, In Order to Survive, William Parker's Quartet and other groups. Mr... Read more...

OBITUARY: Maurice Peress, 1930-2017

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Maurice Peress, a conductor who served as a link between jazz and classical music, died at his home in New York. He was 87. Peress collaborated with Duke Ellington in preparing the composer's 1943 'Black, Brown And Beige' for performance by a symphony orchestra. He also worked closely with New YorkPhilharmonic conductor Leonard Bernstein in adapting Bernstein's 'Mass' and works by Charles Ives for symphony performance. When he was conductor of the Kansas City Philharmonic, a performance by Ellington's band deeply affected Peress. In his 2004 book, Dvorak To Duke Ellington, he wrote...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Jazz This Week: Claire Chase, Tyshawn Sorey and Cory Smythe; Jazz at Lincoln Center Group; the Sextet; Marcus Lewis; and More

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This week's lineup of jazz and creative music in St. Louis features a couple of Kansas City acts making their first trips here, a couple of small groups comprised of musicians drawn from larger, well-known ensembles, and more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, January 10 This week's "Grand Center Jazz Crawl" features cornetist and banjo player T.J Muller at The Stage at KDHX, the jam session led by bassist Bob Deboo at the Kranzberg Arts Center, and trumpeter Kasimu Taylor's quartet at The Dark Room...

VIDEO / DVD: Two More Sax-Section Albums

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I melt at the sound of a swinging reed section. But I don't keep the swooning to myself. As readers know, I routinely add to our list below of reed-centric albums that I've posted about. Today, I'm letting you know about two more -- Frank Tiberi's 4 Brothers 7 (Jazzed Media), released last year, and John Williams' Baritone Band (Spotlite), from 1997...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: The Power of Music Nostalgia

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Here Fred Jacobs explores how his dives into music data and analytics has revealed that, while the technology surrounding music has changed dramatically, nostalgia still has an incredibly powerful on consumer's listening habits. Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media I enjoy my role as 'Data Whisperer' - taking available analytics and research and identifying trends and phenomena that impact our industry and our ability to entertain. These days, there's no shortage of information, research studies, and other sources of information. And yet, we often find ourselves groping to connect those statistical dots to identify trends and changes in the music patterns that are all around us...

ADVOCACY: Democrats Set to Force Vote to Save Net Neutrality

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The end of net neutrality has wide reaching implications for the musicians, music tech and the broader music industry. The Trump controlled FCC has gutted the regulation, which guaranteed equal access to the internet. Now Democrats in Congress, using the Congressional Review Act, are offering a glimmer of hope that it can be saved...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Celebrating Latin Jazz with Some Clever Twists

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Pianist Joe Delaney spent most of his twenties living and working in the the U.S. Virgin Islands. During those eight years on St. Thomas back in the 1980s, he was also able to gig throughout the Caribbean and in South America, particularly Brazil. He soaked up the varied rhythms and flavors of Latin jazz...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Clarke

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All About Jazz is celebrating Kenny Clarke's birthday today! Kenny Clarke (born Kenneth Clarke Spearman, later aka, Liaqat Ali Salaam, on January 9, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-died January 26, 1985 in Paris, France) was a jazz drummer and an early innovator of the bebop style of drumming. As the house drummer at Minton\'s Playhouse in the early 1940\'s, he participated in the after hours jams that led to the birth of Be-Bop, which in turn lead to modern jazz... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Pinky Winters: Lonely One

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First, let me say there are no bad Pinky Winters albums -- and they span more than 50 years. Which is extraordinary, since many singers' early albums are often best and get progressively lighter as the voice ages and work slows. Second, great musicians have always been smitten with Winters's phrasing and tone, which is reedy, jazzy and deftly inventive. So it comes as no surprise that her big inspiration from the time she was 15 was Sarah Vaughan...

TRENDS: 40% Say They Would Gladly Pay More for Music

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How much will consumers pay for music? A new survey conducted by MusiComms of 5,000 consumers across all demographics and regions in the United States offered some surprising, contradictory and yet hopeful trends amoun music fans. A new MusiComms surveyed asked 5000 U.S. consumers questions like: How much will consumers pay for music? Will they ever pay more? How will this type of information impact music business strategy? Highlights of a MusiComms survey of 5,000 U.S. consumers...

EVENT: Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Eventbrite Go to Court to Protect Net Neutrality

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The more than 50 members of the Internet Association which include Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Eventbrite, Netflix, Twitter, Microsoft, Snap and others has pledged to lead legal action to stop the FCC's recent rule changes that effectively gut net neutrality. Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued this statement regarding the FCC's 'Restoring Internet Freedom Order' that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Scott Yanow Reviews Tony Adamo for the L.A. Jazz Scene

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Scott Yanow Reviews m: Tony Adamo For The L.A Jazz Scene Published: January 01, 2018 A fine singer, m: Tony Adamo is also a master at what he calls "hipspokenword." He enjoys interacting with major jazz musicians while telling stories having to do with the music and life in general. His lyrics and narratives are intelligent, his approach and language are connected to the hipsters of the 1950s, and he fits into both the beatnik tradition and the pioneers of "word jazz" while displaying his own hip personality...

RADIO: Review | Cynthia Basinet | "The Standard" | USA | Setting a New Standard...

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Cynthia Basinet is a shared Nobel Peace Prize nominated and critically acclaimed singer, actress, activist and innovator. Musically she is best known for her iconic rendition of 'Santa Baby' -- often mis-credited to Marilyn Monroe -- originally recorded by Eartha Kitt in 1953. The second track "The Christmas Song" is another Christmas classic originally recorded by the Nat King Cole trio in 1946...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Dave Weckl

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All About Jazz is celebrating Dave Weckl's birthday today! For more than 20 years, Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. For this, he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their Hall of Fame and named him "one of the 25 best drummers of all time." But these honors, in addition to many more bestowed by the music community... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Lenny Breau and Ron Halldorson

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Few guitarists are as admired by fans and musicians alike as Lenny Breau. He played a 12-string electric guitar with a natural swing and elegance. treating the instrument like a piano. He'd play single-note melody lines while accompanying himself with chords, much the way a jazz pianist performs on the keyboard. Except with Breau, what you heard sounded like two guitarists playing a duet...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Henry "Red" Allen

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All About Jazz is celebrating Henry "Red" Allen's birthday today! Trumpet player, Henry "Red" Allen Jr. was the son of Henry Allen who was the leader of the Allen Brass Band of Algiers, Louisiana. Algiers is directly across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. As a teenager he played in his father\'s band, with George Lewis, the Excelsior Band and with the Sam Morgan Band... Read more...

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