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2014 Jazz Connect Conference Schedule

2014 Jazz Connect Conference Schedule

The conference will be held January 9-10, 2014 at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City and will feed into the annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference as well as Winter Jazzfest. LOCATION:
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th St.
New York, NY ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jana Herzen: Passion of a Lonely Heart

Read "Passion of a Lonely Heart" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Jana Herzen è un'artista raffinata che nella vita ha fatto tante cose. Figlia di due professori di Stanford (il padre e la madre, Leonard e Leonore Herzemberg, sono due celebri genetisti ed immunologi), Jana ha iniziato a frequentare la scena artistica newyorkese negli anni Ottanta durante il periodo universitario (studi in arte drammatica ed intensa attività ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Motema Takes Flight With Steady Stream of Breakthrough Albums

Motéma Music's tenth anniversary year is in full swing, and as the summer heats up, the Harlem-based label has much cause for celebration. The month of July kicked off with vibraphonist Joe Locke's May release Lay Down My Heart, spending two weeks in the #1 slot on the Jazz Week chart. For the week of July ...

Geri Allen: Apollo's Muse

Read "Geri Allen:  Apollo's Muse" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Pianist/composer Geri Allen is gearing up for her role as artistic director for an especially ambitious production of the 2013 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival at the Apollo Theater. Presented as “Geri Allen & Friends Celebrate the Great Jazz Women of the Apollo," the program will offer two shows on May 11, 2013 that explore the legacy ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013 Schedule

Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013 Schedule

Jazz Connect 2013 is free to all attendees. Register here. LOCATION:
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th St.
New York, NY 10019 THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 9:00 am Workshops 1. Full Stream Ahead: Music Streaming Rights & Issues As music makes continues to make its bumpy transition to digital, new technologies ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jana Herzen: Passion Of A Lonely Heart

Read "Passion Of A Lonely Heart" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Numerous artists, both famous and relatively obscure, have found a recording home on the Motéma Music imprint. Every musician on the roster, from pianist extraordinaire Monty Alexander and veteran bassist Rufus Reid to newcomer-turned-vocal star Gregory Porter, has benefited from head honcho Jana Herzen's attention to detail, tireless promotional efforts and label largesse; every artist, that ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Motéma Music Founder And President Jana Herzen Releases "Passion Of A Lonely Heart," A Duo Project With Bassist Charnett Moffett

Motéma Music Founder And President Jana Herzen Releases "Passion Of A Lonely Heart,"  A Duo Project With Bassist Charnett Moffett

Many jazz aficionados only know Jana Herzen as the founder and president of the acclaimed Motéma Music record label. Under her stewardship, Motéma has advocated for visionaries Randy Weston, Monty Alexander, Geri Allen, Rene Marie, Gregory Porter and dozens of other dynamic and virtuosic composer/performers. What many may not realize, however, is that Ms. Herzen, whose ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Jazz Honors The Beatles

Read "Jazz Honors The Beatles" reviewed by Michael Ricci

When The Beatles first emerged at the forefront of The British Invasion, few could have predicted the impact they'd have beyond the world of rock and pop. Early albums, and songs like “Love Me Do," “She Loves You" and “I Want to Hold Your Hand," were hardly the grist for something more.

But by ...