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PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Elio Villafranca Continues Cinque World Tour to Mexico! November 6th with Special Guest Jon Faddis!

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Grammy Consideration In Multiple Categories! 2018 DownBeat Winner- Rising Star- Keyboard 4.5-star Review, Cinque Elio Villafranca's Cinque World Tour continues from Japan, Australia and Tasmania this summer on to Mexico on November 6th with Special Guest Jon Faddis! Nov. 6 Guadalajara, Mexico Cinque Release Concert at Centro de Promocion Cultural, ITESO Special Guest: Jon Faddis-trumpet...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Arturo Sandoval

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All About Jazz is celebrating Arturo Sandoval's birthday today! Arturo Sandoval is a virtuoso trumpet master who has expressed his versatility in the realms of jazz, Latin Jazz, popular and classical music. He has won six Grammy's , one Emmy, is a multiple Billboard award winner for his top selling records, of which he has over twenty seven as leader, and has appeared on hundreds of sessions. On top of being a full time professor, he maintains a rigorous touring schedule... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Benny Green: Then and Now

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At its finest, jazz is music of miraculous combinations. The best jazz recordings are a result of two or more artists working together with spectacular results -- Clifford Brown and Max Roach, Lee Morgan and Benny Golson, Sonny Rollins and Jim Hall, Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons, and Bill Evans, Scot LaFarro and Paul Motian. Pianist Benny Green and vocalist Veronica Swift are just such a pair...

CAREER: 4 Most Important Twitter Practices for Artists in 2018

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Twitter has been around for over a decade now, and has helped make or break many an artists career. Here we examine which practices have allowed artists to find success on the platform, and will likely continue you to do so for the near future. Guest post by Hugh McIntyre of TuneCore [Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Musictank Closes Suddenly

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MusicTank has closed after 15 years of providing music industry data and analysis. The sudden closure appears to have come after funding ran out and was announced on Twitter and the organization's web site. "After 15+ incredible years, with profound sadness I am sorry to announce that MusicTank is closing," wrote Jonathan Robinson, Programme Director, MusicTank. "This closure is with immediate effect and its website will no longer be updated, but remain for archive purposes...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Neil Cowley

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All About Jazz is celebrating Neil Cowley's birthday today! As a young boy, London-born Neil Cowley studied classical music at the prestigious Royal Academy, and by the age of 10 had performed a Shostakovich piano concerto to a full house at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. By his mid-teens, Cowley had joined a friend in a Blues Brothers tribute band, 'as a way' he says 'of getting into pubs', yet the London pub circuit served him well -- he learned to play classic... Read more...

OBITUARY: Roy Hargrove (1969-2018)

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Roy Hargrove, a jazz trumpeter whose chance encounter with Wynton Marsalis in the 11th grade catapulted him from Fort Worth, Texas, to stardom at age 20 in 1990 after tours with Marsalis and a year at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, died November 2. He was 49. Here are five clips that illustrate his measured tone and pretty taste...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeremy Pelt

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All About Jazz is celebrating Jeremy Pelt's birthday today! Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn\'t long before he started being noticed by a lot of top musicians in the city. His first professional Jazz gig was playing with the Mingus Big Band. That gig lead to many long lasting associations with many of the talent in the band, and a great opportunity for growth. Since his arrival... Read more...

RECORDING: Flautist Bill McBirnie Releases the Silent Wish with Bernie Senensky

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The Silent Wish is the latest release from Canada's premier jazz and Latin flutist, Bill McBirnie, and it features Bill's superior craftsmanship along with that of his longstanding and formidable accompanist, m: Bernie Senensky, in an intimate duo setting, brimming with pristine acoustic clarity, that displays their uncommon levels of musicianship and simpatico as they explore a diverse range of material, integrated by a ubiquitous and enchanting 'minor theme' inspired by Bill's wife, Svetlana...

OBITUARY: Roy Hargrove, 1969-2018

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Trumpeter Roy Hargrove died of a heart attack in New York yesterday at the age of 49. Hargrove was one of a coterie of young musicians who came to prominence following the sudden superstardom of fellow trumpeter Wynton Marsalis in the 1990s. Record companies scrambled to find their own Marsalises. Hargrove became famous not long after he was graduated from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts in Dallas, Texas. His technical accomplishments, youth, personality and attractiveness brought him a contract with RCA's Novus Records. By his early twenties he had won two Grammy awards...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe McPhee

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All About Jazz is celebrating Joe McPhee's birthday today! Since his emergence on the creative jazz and new music scene in the late '60s and early '70s, Joe McPhee has been a deeply emotional composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist, as well as a thoughtful conceptualist and theoretician. Born on November 3, 1939, in Miami, FL, McPhee first began playing the trumpet at age eight. McPhee continued on that instrument through high school and then in a U.S. Army band stationed in Germany... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Ellen Fullman'S Long String Instrument

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Today, let's check out some videos featuring artist, musician, and instrument inventor Ellen Fullman, who will be in St. Louis next week for a residency sponsored by New Music Circle, culminating in a performance on Friday, November 9 at 560 Music Center. While she's here, Fullman also will make public presentations about her work on Wednesday, November 7 at St. Louis University and the 560 Music Center, and on Thursday, November 8 at Washington University's Sam Fox School; see the New Music Circle website for details...

CAREER: How to Get Your Songs Placed in Movies and on TV

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Landing your song in or show or film can have a far reaching range of benefits for artists, both in terms of financial gain and notoriety. So what are your options when it comes to sync licensing, and what are the steps to take in order to get your songs these coveted placements? Guest post Annabelle Short...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Mastering Isn't a Dark Art, It's Simply Misunderstood

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In the music business, mastering has gained something of a reputation as mysterious "dark art". The reality is that mastering is quite simple at its core and, while not as sexy or glamorous as being a rockstar, is an important part of the music industry machine. Guest post by Steve Corrao of the TuneCore Blog...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Will Streaming Music's Growth Alter Streaming Music?

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It wasn't that long ago that the music industry was experiencing its worst slump ever, with streaming seen as a dubious alternative to physical sales. Fast-forward and streaming revenue accounts for 75% of label income. But how will this growth change the medium of streaming itself? Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: November 5, 2018

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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 Stefon Harris and Blackout Sonic Creed (Motema) 319 285 +3...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Kurt Elling

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All About Jazz is celebrating Kurt Elling's birthday today! GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling is among the world's foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named 'Male Singer of the Year' by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions. An international jazz award winner, he has also been GRAMMY nominated a dozen times. Elling\'s rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth... Read more...

TECHNOLOGY: Would You Pay to See a Classic Rock Hologram Perform a Show?

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We've all at least heard of, if not seen, the "rebirth" of some of music's most beloved deceased artists as they return to stage in holographic form, but will these resurrections actually sell concert tickets? Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies I've been known to speculate about the staying power of Classic Rock - the music, the format, and of course, the trappings - merchandise, concerts, and events...

CAREER: Checklist to Decide if Your Album is Release Ready

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Once you've put the finishing touches on your crisp new album, you're doubtless going to be eager to release it to the world, but before you do, take some time and make sure you have these six elements in place to ensure your release is a success. Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo of the Symphonic Blog...

WEBSITE: Track Upcoming Shows with Jazz Near You's Personal Calendar Feature

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Jazz Near You -- the leading jazz events platform of its kind -- has added an exciting new feature that allows members to track events they plan to attend and share them on Facebook and Twitter. Jazz Near You will also maintain a member's history of previously attended shows. Events can be added to a member's personal calendar by clicking the green calendar icon on any calendar page or by clicking the "Add to Your Jazz Near You Calendar" link on an event detail page...

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