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Jay Norem

After several years of playing standards and blues, I came to the realization that what I really wanted to do was play in a band that featured original music. Since there weren't any bands like that around, I decided I'd better start writing music myself. Writing music became an obsession, and it wasn't a good day if I hadn't sat down and written something. Finally, I reached the stage where I wasn't just copying the ones who had influenced me, but was beginning to achieve a level of self-expression. In a couple of years I had compiled a sizable body of material. Got a band together and am currently finishing up our first CD.

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The Sound and the HTML: Introducing the AAJ Orchestra

Read "The Sound and the HTML:  Introducing the AAJ Orchestra" reviewed by Peter Cobb

In many discussions about jazz's future, people have argued that the Internet will be the next 52nd Street for the music. Sadly, like many things Web, there has been more sizzle than steak. But not always--this past weekend I played a gig with the All About Jazz Orchestra (AAJO), a group that existed purely in binary ...

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AAJ Orchestra to Premiere at Pier 66 (NYC) on August 14th - Free!

Jazz Comes off the Web and onto the River Free Jazz Concert on the Hudson Pier 66, on the Hudson River at West 26th Street Friday, August 14, 2009 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM New York City, A brand-new jazz ensemble, The All About Jazz Orchestra, will give its debut ...


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