All About Jazz

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Antonio Sanchez

All About Jazz is celebrating Antonio Sanchez's birthday today! Antonio Sanchez was born in Mexico City November 1st, 1971. At age five, he discoreved an irresistible attraction towards the drum set. After a few years of private study he started performing in a wide variety of musical situations ranging from rock to jazz and latin to fusion with several bands in Mexico City\'s music scene... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Paul Horn: Story of Jazz Musician

In 1962, TV producer David Wolper launched his Story Of series, an early biographical documentary program that examined on a single subject. In a 1963 episode, Wolper profiled Los Angeles flutist Paul Horn. Wolper, of course, would go on to produce Roots, The Thorn Birds, the film Wattstax and many others. Here's The Story of a Jazz Musician...

WEBSITE: All About Jazz Top 10 MP3 Downloads: October 2017

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in October, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total downloads. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here...

EVENT: Join Us on the Inaugural Bandwagon Excursions Philly Jazz Jawnt for Larry McKenna and the Barry Harris Quartet

Ride with us to see m: Larry McKenna and The m: Barry Harris Quartet at the Shea Center for the Performing Arts at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4 pm Bus leaves 1575 The Fairway, Jenkintown, PA (in front of Whole foods Market) at 12:45 pm on Sunday, November 12 Bus arrives back in Jenkintown around 8pm Price: $75 per person (Price includes ticket to show, bus ride, boxed supper and special gift) BYOB GET TICKETS...

INTERVIEW: Alisa Gurova Implements Belly Dancing Techniques in Jazz Performance

As a performer of tribal dance, Ms. Alisa Gurova has showcased her work internationally from festivals in Italy (the Umrah Festival and Tribal Trip); the Czech Republic (Let's Dance Festival); her native Ukraine (several festivals in cities across the country); and Russia (Gala Show). She has been a unique marvel in the dance world as she engages not only typical belly dance movements and isolations (chest circles, undulations, snake arms, shimmy, etc.), but also movements of legs, feet, pirouettes, jumps (ballet), floor work (contemporary) and theatrical acting in her performance. This has led her to winning 'The Challenge' in the Ukrainian International Competition for Contemporary Jazz in 2015 and 2016, along with Miss Belly Dance Ukraine in 2010...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Illinois Jacquet

All About Jazz is celebrating Illinois Jacquet's birthday today! Illinois Jacquet is considered to be one of the most influential tenor saxophonists in the history of jazz music. Born on October 31, 1922, in Broussard, Louisiana, Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet, at the age of 19 on the very first recording of his career, spawned an entirely new style and sound for the tenor saxophone. His classic solo on 'Flying Home' recorded with the Lionel Hampton Band at Decca Records in New York City, on May 26... Read more...

RECORDING: Hank Marr: Live at Club 502

The Hammond organ's steady rise in popularity during the 1950s had everything to do with economics and efficiency. Early in the decade, new organ models became increasingly compact and more affordable, allowing artists to transport them and clubs to purchase one and store it in a corner. Organists were especially profitable for smaller clubs, since the keyboard could be set to sound like a wide range of instruments. Instead of hiring a combo with a horn section, a club needed only an organist and one or two other musicians to sound just as full. What's more, a good organist could handle the bass line with his or her feet working the pedals. Inadvertently, organists put a lot of musicians out of work...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: How Do Advances in Technology Change the "Live Experience"

With advances in the development of technology, what it means to see something "live" has changed. With the stage being brought into people's homes YouTube and Facebook Live, concerts have become something anyone with smartphone can participate in. Guest post by Sabrina Bucknole on the TuneCore Blog...

CAREER: 8 Situations when You Might Need a Record Label

While much is made of operating as an independent, do-it-yourself artist in the modern music economy having a label at your back can, in certain scenarios, be highly advantageous. Here we look at eight situations in which having the backing of a label works in your favor. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0...

BOOK / MAGAZINE: Are Irving Azoff and James Dolan Trying to Buy Rolling Stone?

Last month we learned that music magazine Rolling Stone was for sale. Now we're learning who was and apparently is still trying to buy iconic title including uber-manager Irving Azoff, whose Oak View Group recently acquired touring trades Pollstar and Venues Today. By Dave Brooks of Amplify Buried in a Page Six story today about an attempt by disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to buy Rolling Stone was a revelation that Azoff MSG Entertainment CEO Irving Azoff and MSG chairman James Dolan had also made a $30-million bid for the iconic rock title...

TRENDS: Young Music Consumers Are Still Buying Music

While the common conception of young music consumers may be that they would never so much as a glance at a CD or pay for a download, some recent stats suggest that young music consumers are just as apt to buy music as any other age group. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 By now we've been conditioned to the fact that most music consumers, especially the youngest ones, have totally converted to streaming and wouldn't even think of purchasing a download or CD. If you believe that then you're wrong. A new report from the IFPI entitled Music Consumer Report 2017 outlines how people around the world consume music, and it found that young music consumers are just as likely to buy music as any other age group...

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