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TECHNOLOGY: Why Music Fan Data Matters

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While it's been established that most online sites are collecting as much of our data as possible, artists and bands would do well to adopt a similar strategy, as carefully utilized fan data can benefit both the fan and the musicians. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Every site and social network online is collecting our data, and while that might seem sinister at first glance, in most cases there's a good reason - to more precisely send us either content or advertising that's most personally relevant to us. Why get hit with 99 things that we don't care about just to get to that one thing that we do? That's why artists and bands should take great care in obtaining and maintaining their fan data. It's the key to keeping the relationship going with the fan, and keeping you one step ahead of the competition. This excerpt from the 2nd edition of my Social Media Promotion For Musicians handbook outlines a distinct example where that fan data can come in handy...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: London Mayor Takes On Social Media at SXSW

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In the late 1990s, consumers across the globe began using a resource in the comfort of their own homes that was destined to revolutionize information consumption - the internet. Twenty years later, computer advancement and faster connections have altered virtually every aspect of daily life and have, for better or worse, begun to enter the realm of politics...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Honoring Buddy, Rosie and Many More

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Buddy Rich and Rosemary Clooney were top of mind when trumpeter-singer David Pruyn brought his Jazz Legacy Big Band back to Port Charlotte on Monday, March 12. Both received multi-song tributes in this artful program. The evening also highlighted the music of other big-band leaders, composers and arrangers- some well known, some deserving of far more recognition...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Roy Haynes

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All About Jazz is celebrating Roy Haynes' birthday today! Roy Haynes was born in Boston, March 13, 1925, and was keenly interested in jazz ever since he can remember. Primarily self-taught, he began to work locally in 1942 with musicians like the Charlie Christian inflected guitarist Tom Brown, bandleader Sabby Lewis, and Kansas City blues-shout alto saxophonist Pete Brown... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: East Coast V. West Coast

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Back in the early 1950s, New York and Los Angeles had mildly different jazz styles. The West Coast sound tended to be more melodic and contrapuntal. The East Coast's sound was denser and more bluesy. By mid-decade, as the LP became an increasingly profitable format, major New York-based labels such as RCA, Decca, MGM and Bethlehem opened Los Angeles jazz divisions. Naturally, competition heated up as jazz A&r chiefs on each coast scrambled to sign regional artists. before long, the two coasts were jazz rivals -- or at least that's how music publications began writing about them...

CAREER: Why Musicians Need to Care About Making Money

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In the music industry, there is a false, recurring idea that music can and should be separate from money, and that once an artist starts to see financial returns from their music, it loses its purity. Here we explore why artists should care about making money off of their music. Guest post by Patrick McGuire from the ReverbNation Blog...

FESTIVAL: A Tasty and Filling Jazz Smorgasbord

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The Sarasota Jazz Festival took on a jazz party flavor at its 38th annual event, March 8-10, which, under this year's "A World of Jazz" theme, featured 15 musicians from seven countries. Its four major concerts blended festival first-timers and familiar faces in a format that changed combinations of on-stage musicians frequently in creative ways. In his first year as the festival's new music director, reedman Ken Peplowski kept things vibrant and at times surprising- and joined in as a player several times per show. He also used his self-deprecating sense of humor to great effect...

EVENT: Piano Phenomenon Matthew Whitaker to Play Intimate UK Dates

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Young American Piano Phenomenon Plays Exclusive UK Live Shows Sixteen year old US pianist and musical prodigy Matthew Whitaker will visit the UK in April 2018 to play two intimate and exclusive live shows in Milton Keynes and London. First discovering a keyboard at three years old and self-teaching himself the Hammond organ from the age of nine, Matthew's outstanding natural talent has helped him to achieve a series of 'world firsts': The youngest ever artist to be endorsed by Hammond in its eighty plus year history at only thirteen, subsequently the youngest ever musician to join the elite group of Yamaha endorsed pianists at fifteen, and winning the Outstanding Soloist Award from New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Charles Mingus High School Competition and the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition all before the age of sixteen...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Al Jarreau

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All About Jazz is celebrating Al Jarreau's birthday today! Al Jarreau's unique vocal style is one of the world's most precious treasures. His innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy Awards, scores of international music awards and popular accolades worldwide. It's not surprising that he has perfected his technique to such an art. After all, he has been singing since the age of four... Read more...

RECORDING: Flutist/Composer Jamie Baum Explores Links Between Sacred Music Traditions on "Bridges," a Riveting New Album by the Jamie Baum Septet+

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Flutist/Composer Jamie Baum Explores Links Between Sacred Music Traditions on Bridges -- A Riveting New Album by The Jamie Baum Septet+ -- Co-produced by Jamie Baum and Richie Beirach. Available May 18, 2018 on Sunnyside Records. Jamie Baum Septet+ CD Release Celebrations for Bridges May 25: Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT May 26: The Cell Theater, NYC May 27: StageOne, Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby McFerrin

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All About Jazz is celebrating Bobby McFerrin's birthday today! Bobby McFerrin is one of the natural wonders of the music world. A ten-time Grammy Award winner, he is one of the world\'s best-known vocal innovators and improvisers, a world-renowned classical conductor, the creator of "Don\'t Worry Be Happy", one of the most popular songs of the late 20th century, and a passionate spokesman for music education. His recordings have sold over 20 million copies... Read more...

RECORDING: Andrew Rathbun Releases New Jazz Orchestra Recording on Origin Records Composer-Arranger Sets Margaret Atwood Poems to Music on 2-CD Set

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Continuing a prolific streak over the past two decades, saxophonist-composer-arranger Andrew Rathbun premieres three new suites of moving, meaningful music on his triumphant large ensemble debut for e: Origin Records. Two of the suites, 'Two Islands' and 'Power Politics,' are set to the evocative poetry of Margaret Atwood, who has enjoyed a rediscovery in the wake of the popularity of the Golden Globe-winning original series on Hulu, The Handmaid's Tale, based on the Toronto native's darkly dystopian and some would say prescient novel published in 1985 set in a near-futuristic totalitarian society. Rathbun's extremely ambitious 2-CD set, Atwood Suites, includes music from a third five-movement suite. Recorded in just three days in New York, it documents the composer's most accomplished and compelling writing to date, performed by a stellar crew of the Big Apple's finest, many of whom are leaders and composers in their own right. Anchored by drummer m: Bill Stewart, who's propulsive drive and interactive instincts color the proceedings in wholly unique ways, this mammoth undertaking features the brilliant flugelhorn playing of m: Tim Hagans and showcases the wistful, alluring vocals of Rathbun's longtime collaborator m: Luciana Souza, who breathes new life into the Atwood poems 'Excerpt From Circle/Music Poems' on the 'Two Islands' suite and 'We Are Hard On Each Other' on the 'Power Politics' suite. 'Luciana does such a great job,' he said. 'The project really can't be realized without her in a lot of ways. Of course, she did a record of poems by Pablo Neruda and another set to the poems of Eliza- beth Bishop, so she really knows what's involved. She's a pivotal part of this recording...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Bix Beiderbecke

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All About Jazz is celebrating Bix Beiderbecke's birthday today! As a boy, Bix Beiderbecke had a few piano lessons, but he was self-taught on cornet and developed an unorthodox technique by playing along with recordings. His family disapproved of his interest in jazz and sent him to Lake Forest Academy in 1921, but the opportunity to play and hear jazz in nearby Chicago caused frequent truancy and eventually his expulsion. After several months working for his father in Davenport... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on the Thing

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Today, let's check out some videos featuring The Thing, who will be in St. Louis later this month for a show presented by New Music Circle on Thursday, March 22 at Off Broadway. With an energetic, extroverted style that's sometimes been called "Action Jazz" (after their 2006 album of the same name), saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, and bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten draw as much inspiration from punk rock and various world musics as they do from the jazz tradition...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Washington State Laughs in the Face of FCC Attempt to Prevent States from Protecting Net Neutrality

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Although the FCC recently repealed net neutrality on a national level, states are taking matters into the own hands, and while incumbent ISPs and the FCC are doing their best to prevent this, states like Washington don't seem particularly perturbed. Guest post by Karl Bode of Techdirt from the Unicorns-at-the-FCC dept In the wake of the FCC's net neutrality repeal, nearly half the states in the union are now in the process of passing new net neutrality rules. Some states are pushing for legislation that mirrors the discarded FCC rules, while others (including Montana) have signed executive orders banning states from doing business with ISPs that engage in anti-competitive net neutrality violations. Of course incumbent ISPs saw this coming, which is why both Verizon and Comcast successfully lobbied the FCC to include language in its repeal that tries to "preempt" state authority over ISPs entirely. But this effort to ban states from protecting consumers (not just from net neutrality violations) rests on untested legal ground, which is why some ISPs are also pushing for fake net neutrality laws they hope will preempt these state efforts...

RECORDING: The Maguire Twins -- Drummer Carl and Bassist Alan -- Display a Mastery of Their Craft That Belies Their Age on "Seeking Higher Ground," Due out March 30

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m: The Maguire Twins' mastery of their craft as jazz instrumentalists and composers is in sparkling evidence throughout their U.S. debut recording, Seeking Higher Ground, which will be released by Three Tree Records on March 30. Drummer Carl Seitaro Maguire and bassist Alan Shutaro Maguire, who'll turn 22 on March 19, take their place in the lineage of jazz brothers that includes such illustrious last names as Heath, Farmer, Montgomery, Mangione, Brecker, and Marsalis...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: March 12, 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 2 1 Jeff Hamilton Trio Live From San Pedro (Capri) 274 278...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Ornette Coleman

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All About Jazz is celebrating Ornette Coleman's birthday today! Early on in his career, alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman, recorded an album entitled, The Shape of Jazz To Come. It might have seemed like an expression of youthful arrogance- Coleman was 29 at the time- but actually, the title was prophetic. Coleman is the creator of a concept of music called "harmolodic," a musical form which is equally applicable as a life philosophy... Read more...

TRENDS: Americans Listen to 200 Billion Minutes of Audio Weekly

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A new set of data from Nielsen has revealed that the average US dweller is listening to a massive amount of audio on weekly basis, although not all of it seems to be coming from sources which you might expect. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Ever wonder how much we listen to audio programming in a given week. Nielsen Research actually keeps track of this and has some very interesting data that shows that Americans. listen to a tremendous amount of audio, but not all of it comes from the sources that you might think. With streaming at the forefront of everybody's minds (not to mention the news) these days, you'd think that's where we'd get most of our audio pleasure. Not so, however...

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