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NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

American Pop Loses Global Crown, But Christmas Music Still Can’t Be Beat

American Pop Loses Global Crown, But Christmas Music Still Can’t Be Beat

In this piece, Bobby Owsinski observes how US pop hits which once permeated the world over have given way to more local music in every area except when it comes to the holidays, where American Christmas classics from the '50s and '60s still reign supreme. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 One of the ways I ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Gap Mangione: Family Holidays

Gap Mangione: Family Holidays

Each December for the past 11 years, I've carefully chosen a different album for inclusion in my annual JazzWax Vintage Holiday Album Hall of Fame. I established this yule honor in 2008 to steer you to great favorites that may be unknown to you or merely forgotten. My holiday fave this year is Gap Mangione's Family Holidays. ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Doris Day Christmas Album

Doris Day Christmas Album

Each December for the past 10 years, I've carefully chosen a different album for inclusion in my annual JazzWax Vintage Holiday Album Hall of Fame. I established this yule repository in 2008 to steer you to great old-fashioned favorites that may be unknown to you or have been forgotten. I'm a shameless fan of holiday music, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Danish Vocalist Maria Emrik releases "My Christmas"

Danish Vocalist Maria Emrik releases "My Christmas"

New release from Danish jazz singer and songwriter Maria Emrik An Announcement from the desk of Danish music journalist Dave O. Smith: Maria Emrik has released a wonderful Christmas EP My Christmas. The EP contains three classic Christmas songs: “A Winter's Tale", “The Secret Of Christmas" and “Let It Snow." Maria has also composed two new, fabulous Christmas songs ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Portland Songwriter Releases Jazz-Pop Holiday Single

Portland Songwriter Releases Jazz-Pop Holiday Single

Portland based Jazz Singer Songwriter, Marti Mendenhall, releases her new Holiday Single, “Here I Am Home.” Recently featured in Oregon Music News, this will be Marti’s third CD and her first Holiday release. Marti’s live shows and recordings are rich with originals that capture the essence of Jazz and the wide-appeal of Pop. “Here I Am ...