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François Houle: Insider Listening that Makes You Clever

Read "François Houle: Insider Listening that Makes You Clever" reviewed by Kerilie McDowall


Canadians and local Vancouverites have been in awe at BC, Canada's prestigious regular rising star clarinetist François Houle's international ranking status. Houle creates brilliantly fascinating compositions and such clever, innovative work. He has released seven albums as a leader from 2022-2023 and has four more plus on the way. Incredibly he will have released 11 albums ...

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Guide to Choosing a Band: Elements to Consider When Booking Jazz for an Event

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The most important element of jazz is the warm, natural sound of the acoustic instruments that comprise the ensemble. Most groups consist of either piano or guitar complemented by bass and drums (with additional horns or vocalists added when desired). The repertoire is wide-ranging and the musical language common to all Just Jazz musicians. ...

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Seven Free or Inexpensive Ways to Get Featured At All About Jazz

Read "Seven Free or Inexpensive Ways to Get Featured At All About Jazz" reviewed by Michael Ricci


All About Jazz & Jazz Near You offer a variety of promotional opportunities for music professionals. From musicians and publicists to venues, festivals and record labels, there are several ways to reach the largest network of jazz fans, jazz influencers, and industry professionals online. In this article, we list two free services and five inexpensive services ...

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Jazz vs. Classical Funding

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Throughout jazz history there has been a desire among the jazz community to see the music respected on the same level as western classical music. It is after all, jazz is America's classical music. As Dr. Billy Taylor explains, “Classical music must be time-tested; it must serve as a standard or model; it must have established ...

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Jazz Ear Training: The Best Ear Training Guide For Jazz Musicians

Read "Jazz Ear Training: The Best Ear Training Guide For Jazz Musicians" reviewed by Freek Just Rijna


You've heard the gospel: if you want to play jazz, you need to train your ears! That might be easier said than done though. Where do you start? And if you're a bit more advanced, how do you train your ears in a way that impacts your playing? In this article, I'll explain why ear training ...

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Media and Industry Tips for the Accomplished Jazz Musician

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Are you releasing your next recording? Are you an independent artist? Is getting that crucial interview to further your music career on your bucket list?--A couple of key points: For reviews, interviews, or story coverage (generally speaking), print editors of magazines require a listen three months' notice BEFORE your release date. Newspapers need one ...

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Thana Alexa, Sirintip and Owen Broder: Beaming Live Jazz From Their Living Rooms To Yours

Read "Thana Alexa, Sirintip and Owen Broder: Beaming Live Jazz From Their Living Rooms To Yours" reviewed by Michael Ricci


All About Jazz was in a unique position to help promote and broadcast the Live From Our Living Rooms Festival & Fundraiser to our readers from April 1-7, 2020 as we presented select performances over the seven days. Similar to the NEA Jazz Masters concert we broadcasted last April, I felt a personal connection to the ...

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A Professionals Guide To Live Streaming Jazz

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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 ...

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A Guide To Live Streaming And Best Practices

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With COVID-19 upending our lives over the last two months, finding ways to replace lost income has become vital to many of us--not to mention connection to community and just the act of MAKING MUSIC. With jny: Seattle being an original hot spot for the coronavirus, our community had to move fast to find ...

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Uploading Your Albums To All About Jazz: A How-To Guide

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All About Jazz, with the help of musicians, record labels and publicists, add new jazz albums to our database every day and we've added close to 168,000 albums since 2015. You can read more about the seeds of our discography project here. In this article, we'll explain how to add, update, and delete albums ...


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