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VIDEO / DVD: Many Birds with Strings

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I love Charlie Parker With Strings. It's such pretty, soulful music from one of the first jazz artists to cross over to the American songbook with an easy listening twist. And I know many readers share my passion for Bird with strings. First, let's listen to an example so those who aren't familiar have a sense...

EVENT: How to Have a Successful SXSW 2018

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Love it or loath it, SXSW is an important time for the music industry and those involved with it, presenting a vast wealth of opportunities for growing your brand, networking, and also enjoying the show. With so many options, we here assist in how best to break down your time at SXSW, whether you're a first-timer or seasoned vet...

EVENT: Led Zeppelin Embraces Record Store Day with New Release

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You may want to get in line early this Record Store Day. In advance of Led Zeppelin's 50th Anniversary celebration, slated to commence this September, the band will wet fan's appetites with their first ever Record Store Day release on April 21st, 2018. Produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl, the limited-edition 7' single will feature two previously unheard studio mixes, handpicked by Page-the 'Sunset Sound Mix' of 'Rock And Roll' b/w the 'Olympic Studios Mix' of 'Friends...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Another Music Licensing Deal Signed for Facebook

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While Facebook hasn't entered into the streaming game yet, it does seem to be leaning that way, having recently dipped a second toe in after signing a deal with ICE Services, a licensing group representing several European performing rights organizations. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Facebook isn't in the music streaming business yet, but it sure looks like it's going that way. The platform recently signed another music licensing deal, this time with ICE Services, which is a licensing group and copyright database that represents PRS in the UK, STIM in Sweden and GEMA in Germany. The deal covers not only Facebook, but Instagram, Oculus and Messenger as well. WhatsApp is not included as it's considered a private messenger app, at least at the moment. ICE represents around 31 million works of 290,000 rights holders covering 160 territories...

WEBSITE: All About Jazz Top 10 MP3 Downloads: February 2018

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All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in February, 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...

AWARD / GRANT: Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated in the 16th Independent Music Awards

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Multi-Award winning guitarist, composer and bandleader m: Roman Miroshnichenko was among the nominees announced by the Music Resource Group (MRG) in the 16th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential honors for independent artists and releases. More than 400 innovative self-released and indie label projects culled from thousands of submissions worldwide, were nominated by fans and industry panelists in 96 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charles Gayle

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All About Jazz is celebrating Charles Gayle's birthday today! Charles Gayle blew down with hurricane force- the pun is too obvious- out of Buffalo. He drifted in and out of the first great free jazz scenes of the Sixties, playing with Pharoah, Archie Shepp, and other trailblazers. But he says now that his sound then was even more fiery and forceful than it is now, and he couldn\'t get a recording date. He drifted. He became homeless... Read more...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Jazz This Week: Sean Jones Quartet, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Nutria, a New Weekly Jam Session, and More

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This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis features some top talent on trumpet and trombone, the local debut of an up-and-coming band from New Orleans, a new weekly jam session, and more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, February 28 Trumpeter Sean Jones returns with his quartet for the first of four nights at Jazz at the Bistro...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: One Senator's Vote Can Stop Net Neutrality Repeal, Join Operation: #onemorevote Today

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One U.S. Senator's vote is all that is need to help stop the repeal of net neutrality. Today, Tuesday, February 27th, please join us and other net neutrality supporters and major web platforms in Operation: #OneMoreVote, a mass day of online and offline action. 50 senators have already come out in support of a Congressional Review Act (CRA), which would overturn the FCC's December 14th decision and restore net neutrality protections. The goal of today's Operation: #OneMoreVote is to secure the final vote needed...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Pat Phillips, Producer, and Leonardo and George Dicaprio to Present "Forever Django," Hot Gypsy Jazz! On May 1 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perlman Stage

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Forever Django "Passing the Family Torch" Starring: Django Festival Allstars Dorado, Samson and Amati Schmitt Ludovic, Beier, Pierre Blanchard Doudou Cuillerier, Antonio Licusati Francko Mehrstein, Gino Roman Special Guests: m: Melody Gardot and m: Ken Peplowski and Introducing m: Veronica Swift...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Dexter Gordon

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All About Jazz is celebrating Dexter Gordon's birthday today! Dexter Gordon is considered to be the first musician to translate the language of Bebop to the tenor saxophone. Dexter Keith Gordon was born on February 27, 1923 in Los Angeles, California. His father, Dr. Frank Gordon, was one of the first African American doctors in Los Angeles who arrived in 1918 after graduating from Howard Medical School in Washington, D.C. Among his patients were Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. Dexter\'s mother... Read more...

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