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A Professionals Guide To Live Streaming Jazz

Read "A Professionals Guide To Live Streaming Jazz" reviewed by Robert Bullington

If you're reading this, you're likely either a performer, or own / manage a performance venue. Are you wondering how to stay connected with your audiences? Are you thinking about maximizing your reach, after all the quarantines and stay-at-home orders are lifted? Internet livestreaming could help you reach audiences who can't leave their homes now, and may help you expand your audience after the crisis begins to recede. Some important questions to ask are: How much of the ...

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Brilliant Corners 2020

Read "Brilliant Corners 2020" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brilliant Corners 2020 Various Venues jny:Belfast, N. Ireland February 27 to March 7, 2020 Maybe it's global warming, for just as the first bloom of spring in these strange times appears in February, so too, Brilliant Corners starts ever earlier. From its first, modest edition over three days in mid-March 2013, Belfast's only jazz festival has gradually fattened into a ten-day feast. But instead of reaching towards the warmer days of Spring, ...

INTERVIEWS

Keyon Harrold: Capturing the Vibe

Read "Keyon Harrold: Capturing the Vibe" reviewed by Aaron Paschal

Keyon Harrold performed at The Blue Llama in Ann Arbor, MI this March and we had an opportunity to chat about his musical background, Miles Davis, music activism, and future projects. Beginnings All About Jazz: To say that you come from a musical family would be a bit of an understatement. Can you tell us about your grandfather and how you got into music? Keyon Harrold: My grandfather was a musician. He played the guitar and ...

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The Archive of Contemporary Music

Read "The Archive of Contemporary Music" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In Lower Manhattan, sits a musical gold mine. It's the motherlode of recorded music though the small, brightly colored sign above a grey steel door provides only a cryptic clue. The dusty window display of rare 78 RPM records, broken into erratic pie charts serves as a vestige of the past and a cautionary tale about the packing of fragile items. Behind the façade of this former Tribeca warehouse is The Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC), a nonprofit founded in ...

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Scheduling a livestream event? Upload it to Jazz Near You and we'll help you promote it.

Read "Scheduling a livestream event? Upload it to Jazz Near You and we'll help you promote it." reviewed by Michael Ricci

COVID-19 and its impact represents an extraordinary and unprecedented time for us all. It has affected every person and every organization in jazz, disrupted our livelihoods, and we're all greatly concerned about the health and well-being of our community. Personally, I'm accustomed to working from home and have been doing so since 1995—but our network and touchpoints extend far beyond AAJ HQ. As a central source for all things jazz, we are in constant communication with individuals representing ...

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Creating An Album Discography at All About Jazz: A How-To Guide

Read "Creating An Album Discography at All About Jazz: A How-To Guide" reviewed by Michael Ricci

All About Jazz created album discographies from our deep archive of album reviews and from the Discogs.com API in January 2015, resulting in over 100,000 album records in our database. And thanks in part to our musician and writing community, we've added nearly 40,000 albums since. You can read more about the seeds of the discography project here. In this article we'll explain how to add, update, and delete albums associated with a musician page. Our ...

CHATS WITH CATS

The Jazz Label: Marc Free of Posi-Tone Records

Read "The Jazz Label: Marc Free of Posi-Tone Records" reviewed by B.D. Lenz

In this edition of Chats with Cats I interviewed someone from a jazz record label. It's no secret that selling music has become much more difficult in recent times so I was wondering what the outlook is for someone who's been doing it for 25 years. It was a nice surprise to hear the optimism that Marc Free holds about the music and the business. He echoed a sentiment I've been hearing throughout all of these interviews that the music ...


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