Jazz

MUSIC INDUSTRY: How the Ep Killed the LP Star

All About Jazz -

Shifts in the music industry have precipitated a new rapid fire format of music release, with artists constantly creating new music and releasing singles rapid-fire. In addition to other changes, this shift has caused the EP to begin edging out the LP as a dominant format of music. Guest post by Jon Chattman of Soundfly's Flypaper...

CAREER: 5 Key Priorities for New Artists

All About Jazz -

For those fresh-faced artists just arriving on the scene, there are several important steps they must be sure to take in order to ensure they have at least a chance of success. Here we outline what the the top five priorities of new artists should be. Guest post from TuneCore [Editors Note:The following is an installment in our series of a partnership between TuneCore and students at Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. In an attempt to offer new insight and educational content for independent artists, we're excited to give these music industry professionals of the future a journalistic platform...

RECORDING: Swiss Music Ensemble Sonar to Release New Live Album with Legendary Guest Guitarist

All About Jazz -

Swiss music ensemble Sonar will be releasing their new live album Live At Moods with guest soloist/texturalist m: David Torn on November 16, 2018 on 7d Media. It was recorded live at Moods Jazz Club in Zurich, Switzerland, on May 24th 2018. Fusing a rigorous minimal concept with the power of a rock band and the sensitivity of a jazz combo, Sonar have quickly gained international reputation for creating a unique blend of music. With their slow-build approach to dramaturgy and avoidance of conventional forms, they focus on collective group efforts and a deeper kind of interaction amongst their members Stephan Thelen (guitar), Bernhard Wagner (guitar), Christian Kuntner (electric bass) and Manuel Pasquinelli (drums). Sonar's music is complex but still visceral, hypnotic but still dynamic. The ground feels as though it's continuously shifting beneath your feet in opposing directions as multiple motifs and rhythms flit about your head, circulating in different orbits...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Brasil to Bebop Celebration at D'Anbino Winery with Vocalist Julie Kelly and the Marshall Otwell Quartet!

All About Jazz -

Vocalist/lyricist m: Julie Kelly, one of Los Angeles' finest interpreters of jazz standards and Brazilian music, will be bringing her considerable talents to D'Anbino Vineyards in Paso Robles, accompanied by the Marshall Otwell Quartet on Sunday, November 11th, for a celebration of the music of m: Antonio Carlos Jobim and m: Jon Hendricks...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Young

All About Jazz -

All About Jazz is celebrating Larry Young's birthday today! A true innovator on the Hammond B3, Young took a different musical path than any of the other organ masters of his time: Although he started out drawing his major influences from the work of Jimmy Smith and the gospel and blues elements that other players employed, but eventually turned to a more complex, modal approach to the organ with sophisticated harmonic and chordal structure Larry Young was born on October 7, 1940... Read more...

RECORDING: Composer/Musician Wayne Horvitz Releases Two New Albums: The Snowghost Sessions (Songlines) and Those Who Remain (National Sawdust Tracks) Featuring Guitarist Bill Frisell

All About Jazz -

Known for his multifaceted musical personality, composer/musician m: Wayne Horvitz displays his remarkably singular and distinguishable sound in two new recordings: his debut pianos/keys-bass-drums trio album The Snowghost Sessions (Songlines, October 5, 18) and his debut orchestral CD Those Who Remain (National Sawdust Tracks, October, 12 2018). Both are complemented by a nationwide tour culminating in a jny: New York City CD release concert at Brooklyn's Roulette, December 5, 2018. (Please scroll below for complete tour schedule.)...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Whitfield

All About Jazz -

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Whitfield's birthday today! Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston\'s prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1987 where he studied composition, arranging, film scoring and conducting as well as all styles of guitar performance. Later on that year, he returned to his native New York, and immediately began his professional career. Within a few months, he had begun to perform and record with many well-known artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Class Action Filed Against Eventbrite over Ticketfly Hack

All About Jazz -

Eventbrite is facing a class-action lawsuit in the wake of a highly publicized hack of the company's Ticketfly subsidiary that crippled dozens of major concert promoters and venues for days and compromised the data of 27 million users. In a class action lawsuit brought against Eventbrite in Chicago, attorneys for plaintiff Shanice Kloss accused the company failing to properly protect user's personal information, breach of contract, and negligence...

OBITUARY: Jerry Gonzalez is Gone

All About Jazz -

It is sad to hear of the death of Jerry Gonzalez, the extraordinary bandleader, trumpeter and Latin percussionist. He died of heart failure at 69 after being overcome by smoke in a fire in his home in Madrid, Spain on Monday. He had lived in Madrid since 2000. In the late 1970s, Gonzalez and his bassist brother Andy established The Fort Apache Band, which quickly became one of the leading groups combining jazz and Latin music. Their album Rumba Para Monk melded music by Thelonious Monk with Latin forms and was an influence as musicians worldwide incorporated Puerto Rican and other Caribbean rhythms into their music. Gonzalez continued the innovation that began when he was a youngster growing up in the Bronx surrounded by Latin music and culture. He learned not only from his bandleader father but also by simply absorbing the music that was in the air during a time when bands like Machito's, Tito Puente's and Machito's were at their creative peaks...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Ceo of Troubled Pledgemusic Steps Down

All About Jazz -

Dominic Pandiscia has resigned as CEO of troubled music crowdfunding and pre-sale platform PledgeMusic, a company spokesperson confirmed to Hypebot on Friday. He joined the startup in 2016 after serving at President of Capital Music Group's Caroline independent music distribution service. Pandiscia shared this week that he was restarting his Sunday Artists media consultancy. The PledgeMusic spokesperson told Hypebot that the executive had actually "resigned some time ago...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Recording Academy Invites 900 to Become Voting Members After Task Force Recommendations

All About Jazz -

The Recording Academy has announced a Member Invitation Initiative based on the findings of its Task Force On Diversity & Inclusion. The Recording Academy is working to build a membership that reflects its diverse creative community, and to help the music community and industry thrive as a place where all voices are welcomed, supported, and nurtured to succeed...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: October 8, 2018

All About Jazz -

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 Yellowjackets Raising Our Voice (Mack Avenue) 272 272 0...

FESTIVAL: Oceanfirst Bank Jazz @ The Point 2018 Festival Brings the Best of Jazz to South Jersey: Thursday, October 11 Through Sunday, October 14. Get Your All Access Pass!

All About Jazz -

The South Jersey Jazz Society has once again put together a lineup of incredible Jazz artists to perform at this year's OceanFirst Bank Jazz @ the Point Festival Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14. Shows will be presented throughout various venues in Somers Point, New Jersey for fans of this great American art form to enjoy. Featured Jazz artists performing at this year's festival include m: Javon Jackson; m: The Four Freshmen; 3 of A Kind featuring m: Michael Pedicin, m: Larry McKenna and m: John Guida; 3hree For Louis- A Tribute to Louis Armstrong; The m: Don Menza Quartet; The m: Peter and Will Anderson Quintet; The m: Ken Fowser Quartet; The m: Jason Fraticelli Quartet; The m: Jared Gold Trio and Benedetto Guitar Artists m: Rodney Jones and m: Chico Pinheiro...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tord Gustavsen

All About Jazz -

All About Jazz is celebrating Tord Gustavsen's birthday today! This is music that sings, at once gentle and robust. Lyrical, immediately memorable songs, songs of an appealing freshness, yet sophisticated in their involvement with the melodic line. In the seven years that have elapsed since the recording of a debut album that proved both a popular and a critical success, Tord Gustavsen has toured extensively, crystallizing the musical approach and developing new compositions... Read more...

RECORDING: A Jazz Project with Important Messages

All About Jazz -

Miami-based trumpeter and educator John Daversa's newest recording project is important on many levels that stretch far beyond jazz -- or music. American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom (BFM Jazz) was recorded by the John Daversa Big Band supplemented by 53 so -- called "Dreamers" -- undocumented young people who were brought to the U.S. as children and have grown up with American culture and values...

OBITUARY: Hamiet Bluiett 1940 - 2018

All About Jazz -

Hamiet Bluiett, a native of Brooklyn, IL who co-founded the World Saxophone Quartet and redefined the capabilities of the baritone sax in improvised music, died the morning of Thursday, October 4 at St. Louis University Hospital. He was 78 years old. Bluiett, whose birthday was September 16, had been gravely ill for some time, and according to a Facebook post from his daughter Anaya, was taken off respiratory support last week...

CAREER: How One Promoter Used Two Simple Marketing Tools to Sell More Tickets

All About Jazz -

Here we delve into the case study of how the downtown dining and music venue Hamilton Live in Washington DC was able to use two simple marketing techniques to massively boost its ticket sales. Guest post by Bill Leigh of Eventbrite A music venue needs a rock-solid marketing program to stand out in a music scene as lively as Washington DC. That's why standing out with their marketing was a challenge for Hamilton Live, a downtown music and dining venue which opened in 2011...

CAREER: How to Collect All Royalties Due After a Release

All About Jazz -

There are a plethora of income streams available to artists in the current music economy, but owing to the convoluted way in which the industry operates, many musicians don't know where or how to collect their hard earned money. Here we look at some key steps to take to ensure you're getting your due...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Musicians' Guide to Networking in the Real World [cyber PR]

All About Jazz -

An artist simply will not make it in music without mastering live networking. That's one of the problems with all of the digital tools available to us: Too many artists believe they can hide behind a screen and launch the careers of their dreams without ever talking to other humans face to face. Ariel Hyatt and her team at CyberPR offer some solutions...

Pages

Subscribe to Cafe Le Hibou Recollections aggregator - Jazz