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NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Christopher Burnett Set to Release Standards Album On ARC Label

Saxophonist Christopher Burnett Set to Release Standards Album On ARC Label

Kansas City based alto saxophonist, composer and educator, Christopher Burnett has announced the recording of his fourth album as a leader titled, The Standards, Vol. 1 on the Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label. The album of mostly post-bop compositions will be released in 2020 to purposely coincide with the 100th birth year of bebop pioneer, Charlie ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Joel Nichols Joins Kansas City Area Youth Jazz As Spokesperson, Emcee, Consultant

Joel Nichols Joins Kansas City Area Youth Jazz As Spokesperson, Emcee, Consultant

KC Area Youth Jazz is pleased to announce the addition of Media Relations Expert and Kansas City area Radio and Television Personality, Joel Nichols as an official Spokesperson, Concert Emcee, and Media Consultant. “I’ve known Christopher [Burnett] for many years and look forward to working with KC Area Youth Jazz,” Nichols said. “I’m looking forward to serving ...

ARTICLE: THE BIG QUESTION

Why don't more jazz venues present the music more in line with how people live today, rather than how they lived 60 years ago?

Read "Why don't more jazz venues present the music more in line with how people live today, rather than how they lived 60 years ago?" reviewed by Christopher Burnett

I have pondered for more than a decade as to why most jazz venues don't present the music contemporary to the lifestyles of most people today.

Some do. Progressive examples of such venues that come immediately to mind include, Shapeshifter Lab in jny: New York City and The Blue Whale in jny: Los Angeles. ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Kansas City's Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival Line Up Announced

The 2011 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival Artist and Entertainment Schedule has been confirmed for Saturday, October 8th and is as follows:
(All talent subject to change) SPRINT BLUE ROOM STAGE 12:00PM-12:45PM
Elderstatesmen of Jazz

1:30PM-2:15PM KC
Sound Collective

3:30PM-4:30PM
Wild Women of Kansas City

4:30PM-5:15PM
Mary Bridgett ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Kansas City's 2011 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival is October 8th

Kansas City's 2011 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival is October 8th

The American Jazz Museum at 18th & Vine in Kansas City, Missouri will present its annual Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, October 8, 2011. The one day event features headliners Christian McBride & Inside Straight (Artist-In-Resident); the legendary Bobby “Blue" Bland (Blues Headliner); and, the band WAR (Festival Headliner). The all-day event will feature three great ...

ARTICLE: MUSINGS IN CB

The Impact of the Global Digital Music Economy on the Music Business Paradigm

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Will the lack of accountability be the downfall of the Open Music Economy?

Musings in Cb was started in 2001 and began with writings that centered upon issues related mostly to the impact of online music on the jazz scene. I eventually began including some of the other contemporary issues with regard to the digital distribution ...

ARTICLE: MUSINGS IN CB

The Internet and The Jazz Artist

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By Chris Burnett

It seems that online music distribution has become a viable factor in the 2005 mainstream music industry. Most serious musicians recognize the value of having a website these days. Where many of the jazz musicians I know did not even use a computer very much at all, most are now at least using ...

ARTICLE: MUSINGS IN CB

Meeting Mr. Jones

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By Chris Burnett

We lost one of the creative pioneers of music - American Jazz or whatever genre - on May 18, 2004. My wife and I got to actually meet both, he and his wife, while we waited within the main train station at Copenhagen. We were on our way back home from our honeymoon ...

ARTICLE: MUSINGS IN CB

Jim McFalls: Jazz Trombone

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By Chris Burnett

Introduction

Jim McFalls is a former military band colleague of mine and is also one of the finest trombonists playing and teaching jazz music today. He has literally toured the world playing jazz as a member of the elite official touring jazz ensemble of the US Army [Jazz Ambassadors, Washington ...

ARTICLE: MUSINGS IN CB

Bob Baldwin - A440 Musician

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By Chris Burnett

Introduction

As a contemporary jazz keyboardist, composer, and producer for the last 15 years, Bob Baldwin is continually maintaining his status in the music industry as a person to watch. With the new release of “Brazil Chill", his eighth US CD and 10th overall, Baldwin continues to garner additional international ...