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WEBSITE: All About Jazz Launches New Inline Ad Space

You have a captive audience with All About Jazz's new inline ad space. Sized at 1920x1080 pixels, the ad appears at the center of every article page (that's 70,000 pages and counting!) and after every fourth photo in thousands of slideshows. It's persistent display, occupies an entire screen on certain devices, and is trackable...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

All About Jazz is celebrating Chick Corea's birthday today! A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 22-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 63 nominations. He\'s also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Senator Ron Wyden Falsely Claims to be 'Pro Artist'

Here David Lowery thoroughly debunks Oregon Senator Ron Wyden's claim that he is somehow pro artist, both by a thorough look at his voting history, as well as numerous writing by the Senator. Guest post by David C. Lowery of The Trichordist Sen Rony Wyden has just posted a medium blog in which he makes the rather astonishing claim he is helping artists...

TRENDS: 24,000 Tracks Uploaded to Music Streamers Every 24 Hours

20,000 to 24,000 tracks are uploaded to Spotify, Apple Music, Napster and other streaming music service every 24 hours. That's 1 million tracks every 6 weeks. Let's that number sink in for a moment and imagine how hard it is to break through that much clutter. In March, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek shared that 20,000 tracks are uploaded to Spotify every 24 hours. Last week at Midem, Bill Patrizio, President and CEO of Rhapsody International/Napster said that his streaming service was not uploading 24,000 track every day...

CAREER: The Musician's Guide to GDPR [cyber PR]

Notice you're getting a lot more opt out and terms of service updates lately? The reason is The General Data Protection Regulation, a law designed to protect online privacy in the EU. But did you know your website and email list must also be GDPR compliant? By Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR What is the GDPR and how does it apply to Musicians and Artists...

RADIO: Soundexchange, Siriusxm Settle Lawsuit for $150 Million

SoundExchange and SiriusXM have settled their years-long litigation surrounding outstanding claims from January 2007 through December 2017 in exchange for a lump sum payment of $150 million. The preforming rights organization will distribute the settlement funds to the rights holders and artists whose sound recordings were used during the settlement period...

JOB POSTING: The Nash Announces a Search for Managing Director

Jazz in Arizona Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking a full-time Managing Director. Jazz in Arizona owns and operates The Nash, a world-class performance and education venue located in the heart of one of America's most vibrant arts districts, Roosevelt Row, in Phoenix, AZ. The mission of Jazz in Arizona is to celebrate the rich tradition and ongoing innovation of jazz by presenting quality live performances, providing unique educational programs and building a vibrant jazz community...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Shelly Manne

All About Jazz is celebrating Shelly Manne's birthday today! Shelly Manne- drums (1920- 1984) As a jazz drummer, studio musician, bandleader and businessman, Shelly Manne was one of the most prolific instrumentalists of modern times. 'I've really had the best of both worlds,' he said in 1983. 'I've kept busy playing jazz, and between engagements I've had the studios to fall back on.' The New York City-born musician was the son of Max Manne... Read more...

OBITUARY: Lorraine Gordon, Rip

Lorraine Gordon, who inherited the Village Vanguard after her husband Max died in 1989, remained its proprietor and no-nonsense guiding spirit until her death yesterday in New York. She was 95. Under the Gordons, the Vanguard became quite likely the most famous jazz club in the world. m: Bill Evans, m: Miles Davis, m: John Coltrane, the m: Thad Jones-m: Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and m: Wynton Marsalis were among many musicians who made memorable live recordings and videos there. The club is a destination not only for New Yorkers but also for jazz listeners from throughout the world who make it a required stop when they visit the city. Here is a recent interview with Mrs. Gordon, courtesy of the National Endowment For The Arts...

VIDEO / DVD: Eight Clips: The Blues Guitar

By the early 1970s, the electric blues guitar reached its peak in mass popularity. With roots in the post-World War II Chicago style marked by amplification and picking solos, the electric blues was pioneered by African-American guitarists including T. Bone Walker, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Freddy King, Albert King, Chuck Berry, Magic Sam, Buddy Guy and many others. White American and British guitarists also introduced many young listeners to the electric blues in the late '60s and early '70s, the advent of FM radio and rock albums. These artists include Johnny Winter, Mike Bloomfield, Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Pete Townshend among others...

FESTIVAL: Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 9-Day, 17th Edition Starts June 22

The nine-day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival returns to Rochester June 22 to June 30, presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 300-plus shows at 20 venues. The festival's 17th edition is presented in three series -- the Club Pass series with 214 shows, the Headliner series of six shows and 97 free shows and events -- all held within walking distance in Rochester's East End Cultural and Entertainment District...

RECORDING: Joshua Redman's New Album, "Still Dreaming" (Featuring Ron Miles, Scott Colley and Brian Blade) out Now

Saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is joined by drummer m: Brian Blade, bassist m: Scott Colley, and cornetist m: Ron Miles for Still Dreaming -- an album inspired by his father m: Dewey Redman's 1976-1987 band, Old and New Dreams -- released on Nonesuch Records on May 25, 2018. Along with the senior Redman, Old and New Dreams featured an all-star lineup of m: Ornette Coleman collaborators -- cornetist m: Don Cherry, bassist m: Charlie Haden, and drummer m: Ed Blackwell -- who continued pushing musical boundaries as they had with Coleman even after their former bandleader moved in a new direction. Still Dreaming features six new compositions by the new band as well as one tune by Haden and one from Coleman...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Joao Gilberto

All About Jazz is celebrating Joao Gilberto's birthday today! Born Joao Gilberto do Prado Pereira de Oliveira on June 10, 1931, in the town of Juazeiro in the northeastern state of Bahia, Brazil. His father was a wealthy merchant who insisted that all of his seven children receive an education. Gilberto defied his father\'s wishes however, devoting himself to music after receiving a guitar from his godfather at the age of 14. By the age of 18, Gilberto had moved to Salvador, the capital of Bahia... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Tony Adamo and Roger Smith of Tower of Power Collaborate on "Rain Man Make It Rain Love My Way" -- Becomes All About Jazz Top Track

Tony Adamo on his collaboration with Roger Smith... My Tower of Power (TOP) connection goes back more than 20 years to a recording session in Dave Hartel's studio in Half Moon Bay, California. Hartel was the organ player for Lydia Pense and Cold Blood at the time, and brought in Mic Gillette and Skip Mesquite to lay down the horn tracks on one of my new songs. From that session Mic and I became fast friends. He continued to write and play on the following horn arrangements to some of the songs that appeared on my early CDs: No Strings, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Lolita, Up in It, and Groove Therapy. Mic came up with another brilliant horn arrangement for 'Groove Therapy.' I wrote this particular song with the funky doctor, 'Doc Kupka' in mind. The rhythm section on this song included Neil Larsen (organ), Ready Freddie Washington (bass), James Gadson (drums) with 'Doc' on (bariton sax) in the horn section. Doc suggested I do a cover of TOP's, "This Time It's Real." Mic wrote a new horn arrangement and played on this song along with "Doc" and Tom Politzer...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Barron

All About Jazz is celebrating Kenny Barron's birthday today! Kenny Barron\'s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired "The Los Angeles Times" to name him "one of the top jazz pianists in the world" and "Jazz Weekly" to call him "The most lyrical pianist of our time." Philadelphia is the birthplace of many great musicians, including one of the undisputed masters of the jazz piano: Kenny Barron... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: African American Music Month Turns 39

It's been almost forty years since president Jimmy Carter established African-American Music Month to recognize the cultural contribution of black musicians. Here William Glanz explores the origins of the month, and the effect it's had on music consumption and beyond. Guest post by William Glanz of Soundexchange...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Boogie Stomp to Appear at Two Special Shows Featuring Music from the Forthcoming CD 'Disturbing the Peace"

BOOGIE STOMP WILL PERFORM MUSIC FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING SUMMER RELEASE 'DISTURBING THE PEACE' WITH TWO SPECIAL CONCERTS AT THE EAST LANSING SUMMER SOLSTICE JAZZ FESTIVAL AND AT PIANOFORTE IN CHICAGO On Friday, June 22nd, Boogie Stomp will appear at The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) The SSJF salutes jazz one of the truly American art forms, and offers this free two-day event in a lively outdoor setting...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 11, 2018

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) 322 330 -8 2 51 1 5 2 2...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Uri Caine

All About Jazz is celebrating Uri Caine's birthday today! Uri Caine was born in Philadelphia and began studying piano with Bernard Peiffer. He played in bands led by Philly Joe Jones, Hank Mobley, Johnny Coles, Mickey Roker, Odean Pope, Jymmie Merritt, Bootsie Barnes and Grover Washington. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and studied music composition with George Rochberg and George Crumb. Since moving to New York City Caine has recorded sixteen albums as a leader... Read more...

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