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RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: December 18, 2017

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 Gregory Porter Nat King Cole and Me (Blue Note) 290 343 -5...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie Palmieri

All About Jazz is celebrating Eddie Palmieri's birthday today! Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold pioneering drive, has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of both Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. Born in Spanish Harlem in 1936, Eddie began piano studies at an early age, as did his celebrated older brother, the late Salsa legend and pianist, Charlie Palmieri. For Latin New Yorkers of Eddie's generation, music was a vehicle out of El Barrio. At age 11... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Videos: Oscar Peterson Live

Oscar Peterson was an exceptional jazz pianist, especially in front of a live audience. His rousing playing style and robust sense of swing swept up everyone in a concert hall. My favorite live period for Peterson is from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. Here are three recently posted videos from this era...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Live Music Today: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

In this piece Joe Rinaldi reflects on the state of the live music industry, and how the rise of the streaming age and the drop off in retail sales has further increased the necessity of live performance for artists looking to make it in the music industry. Guest post by Joe Rinaldi, Managing Partner at San Diego's Music Box...

WEBSITE: Support the Jazz Near You House Concert Project

All About Jazz, a constant innovator for jazz online, continues to stretch the boundaries of its platform with the impending launch of a jazz house concerts website. The goal of the house concert website is to create more alternative venue performance opportunities for jazz musicians and generate greater turnouts for home concert presenters. We'll also encourage and provide guidance to anyone with the interest in hosting a home concert: from preparation to finding and booking a band...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Clark Terry

All About Jazz is celebrating Clark Terry's birthday today! Clark Terry\'s career in jazz spans more than sixty years. He is a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, and NEA Jazz Master. He performed for seven U.S. Presidents, and was a Jazz Ambassador for State Department tours in the Middle East and Africa. More than fifty jazz festivals in all seven continents still feature him. He received a Grammy Award, two Grammy certificates, three Grammy nominations... Read more...

OBITUARY: Jeter Thompson 1930 - 2017

Pianist Jeter Thompson, whose leadership of the groups Quartette Tres Bien and Trio Tres Bien made him a significant figure on the St. Louis jazz scene from the Gaslight Square era into the 21st century, died on Friday, December 1. He was 87 years old. Born in St. Louis on March 16, 1930, Thompson started playing piano at five years old, and made his first professional appearance at age 16 in 1946, performing with saxophonist Emmett Carter at a downtown club called the Coconut Grove...

VIDEO / DVD: Video: Three Female Singers

As the week draws to a close, here are three videos of jazz singers I love and have posted about this year along with their current albums: Here's Georgia Mancio in Scotland this year singing The Last Goodbye... Here's Tessa Souter at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in July singing songs from her upcoming album, Pictures in Black and White...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: The Data-Driven Future of Media and Entertainment [sergey Bludov]

It is by now an accepted fact that the future of the music business, media, and entertainment will likely be data driven, but what the exact implications of this may be for creative industries is, as yet, unclear. In this piece we look at how music, film & TV, and small data could be affected. Guest post by Sergey Bludov, Senior Vice President of Media and Entertainment Practice at DataArt...

CAREER: Creating a Music Business Filing Cabinet: A Diy Guide

For entrepreneuring new artists keeping a record of articles and posts about them and their band (or maybe just interesting/helpful articles) properly archiving this content for later reference should be done correctly otherwise they can easily get lost in the ether. Here we look at a good archival strategy for saving relevant press...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: How Can Record Labels Make Connections with Independent Artists

In the music business, your actual abilities can often take a back seat to your network and who you know. Whether you're an artist, a label or even a mixing engineer, making industry connections and expanding your network are essential. Here we look at how record labels can better connect with independent artists...

AWARD / GRANT: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees Named

The 2018 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were named early Wednesday morning. Three of the five main inductees were on the ballot for the first time. One of the repeat nominees, Bon Jovi, tweeted, "It's about time!" The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees are: Bon Jovi The Cars Dire Straits The Moody Blues Nina Simone Sister Rosetta Tharpe was chosen for the Award for Early Influence...

WEBSITE: Support All About Jazz Through Amazon, Ticketfly, Hdtracks, Ticketweb and More!

A simple way to support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You If you shop at Amazon, Ticketfly, HDTracks, iTunes, CD Universe, HiFiMan, Brown Paper Tickets, JazzPosters, TicketWeb, Ticketmaster, World Wide Stereo or Sheet Music Plus please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. When you do, All About Jazz will receive a sales commission...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Elf's birthday today! Mark Elf has been on the Jazz scene for over 35 years. He was born in Queens, New York in 1949 and started playing the Guitar at the age of 11. He has played and or recorded with the Jazz Giants: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath and the Heath Bros., Wynton Marsalis and Jon Hendricks just to name a few. His first professional Jazz performance occurred around 1971 as a sideman at the Club Barron in Harlem... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Tips from 40+ International Jazz Festival and Club Promoters

As an independent jazz musician, it's not easy to know how to reach festival and club promoters and - when you do - to know exactly what they are looking for. As always, the best way to get some more insight into this is to ask the promoters themselves! So, I recently put together a super short survey which 40+ promoters around the world were kind enough to take part in and I just wanted to share the results in this article, along with some actionable tips which we can pull out of them...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Jazz This Week: Take 6, Tatsuya Nakatani, Bonerama, Xmas Jazz Around Town, and More

It's going to be a busy few days for jazz and creative music in St. Louis, and though a couple of high-profile shows are sold out (or nearly so), there's still going to be plenty of music- holiday and other- available on local stages. Let's go to the highlights. Wednesday, December 13 Acappella vocal group Take 6 returns for the first of four nights at Jazz at the Bistro. The run of shows was described by Jazz St. Louis on Tuesday as "nearly sold out," so if you want to hear the multiple Grammy winners in the intimate confines of the Bistro, you'll definitely need to call ahead for advance reservations, and perhaps a bit of luck as well...

CAREER: 5 Tips for Getting More People to Sign up for Your Email Newsletter

While the splash of more modern social media may make email seem antiquated, there is still a great deal of value for artists in this ancient form of communication, and making your newsletter valuable and convincing people to sign up can do a great deal for your bottom line. Guest post by Hugh McIntyre of the TuneCore Blog...

CAREER: Youtube is Leveling the Playing Field for Indie Artists Says CD Baby Ceo Tracy Maddux

YouTube is often maligned for low payments to creators, but CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux see's the video platform differently. Here, he recounts how, thanks in large part to YouTube's open platform, more and more independent artists have been able to build a significant audience than ever before Guest post by Tracy Maddux, the CEO of CD Baby. This first appeared in Billboard...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: A Bebopper Through and Through

Greg Abate got hooked on the 1950s hard-bop style that evolved from bebop, and he has made himself a career of bringing that intense sound to audiences across the U.S. and around the globe. Much like two other alto sax players with whom he has recorded, Richie Cole and the late Phil Woods, Abate developed into one of the genre's significant modern ambassadors...

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