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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Dee Dee Bridgewater goes back to Memphis

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Dee Dee Bridgewater goes back to Memphis

This week, StLJN's video spotlight shines on singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, who will be in St. Louis to perform next Saturday, November 17 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Long known as one of the top female jazz singers of her generation, Bridgewater went in a different musical direction for her most recent album, Memphis... Yes, I'm Ready, ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Ellen Fullman's Long String Instrument

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Ellen Fullman's Long String Instrument

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 ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Stefon Harris and Blackout's "Sonic Creed"

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Stefon Harris and Blackout's "Sonic Creed"

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring vibraphonist Stefon Harris, who's coming to St. Louis to perform starting next Wednesday, October 31 and continuing through Sunday, November 4 at Jazz St. Louis. Considered one of the top mallet percussionists in jazz, Harris has played here several times in the last few years, most recently ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Videos: Five Jazz Joes

Videos: Five Jazz Joes

Cruising around YouTube yesterday evening, I fixated on jazz artists whose first name is Joe. Hardly average, these Joes demonstrated exceptional talent on stage. Here are five videos by jazz artists named Joe: Here's Joe Farrell on tenor saxophone with Elvin Jones on drums and Jimmy Garrison on bass in 1968... Here's tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson with the ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Eddie Henderson

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Eddie Henderson

This week, StLJN's video spotlight is focused on trumpeter Eddie Henderson, who's returning to St. Louis to perform next Friday, October 26 at St. Louis University's Xavier Hall. Presented in conjunction with SLU as the first production of the revived Nu-Art Series, the concert also will feature poet and author Leah LeFlore (daughter of the late trumpeter ...

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Making Low-Budget Music Videos: 5 Simple Tips

Making Low-Budget Music Videos: 5 Simple Tips

With YouTube now being one of the biggest sources for music discovery, having some form of music video to accompany your latest club banger is practically essential. That said, the weighty price tag often associated with music videos can be a major source of concern for most, so here we look at some key tips for ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Introducing Alex Mercado

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Introducing Alex Mercado

Today, let's take a look at some videos featuring pianist Alex Mercado, who will make his St. Louis debut in a concert next Friday, September 28 at the Kranzberg Arts Center. The date is part of a brief tour of the Midwest, for which Mercado will be accompanied by Rodrigo Villanueva on drums and St. Louis' own ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

For Labor Day: “Work”

For Labor Day: “Work”

The admonition above may seem contradictory, since Labor Day was designed to honor those who labor by giving them the day off. We presume that workers in the US and in Canada (where this is Labour Day), are observing the intent with picnics, ball games, jugs of lemonade and family festivities of all kinds. It is ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Videos: Irish Jazz Guitar

Videos: Irish Jazz Guitar

The dean of the jazz guitar in Ireland was the late Louis Stewart. Ireland has a special place in its heart for the jazz guitar that probably has a lot to do with the music's poetry and the intimate relationship artists seem to have with the instrument, especially on ballads. Here are a handful of Irish ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Serbia's EYOT's First Single 'Drifters' Announces Their New Release "Concert For Nature"

Serbia's EYOT's First Single 'Drifters' Announces Their New Release "Concert For Nature"

Eyot has recorded Concert for Nature on a 1505m high Suva Mountain peak in Serbia and will release the concert on DVD this autumn. To celebrate the band's first decade of existence, this “best of" collection will include two compositions from each of their four albums. EYOT has released a video for their first single “Drifters".