Eight Million YouTube Views and a Sonny Rollins iPhone App
Bret Primack is pleased to report that his YouTube Jazz Video Guy channel has passed eight million views and that he’s just released a Sonny Rollins iPhone App. On the cutting edge of technology and music since he co-founded Jazz Central Station the first major Jazz website in 1994, Bret is an advocate for utilizing new media as marketing and distribution tool for Jazz. “To reach new listeners," Bret believes, "and… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on October 14, 2009 at 5:18pm —
Does anybody else get the feeling that our jazz network is being plotted by some international blog writing esapade? If you are unsure, just check out the latest blog by "Julia" who looks strangely more like "Joey." Then read over the last month's blogs and you'll know what I mean.
Hey, if people want to try and make some money writing, why not offer jazz Bio's, which I can certainly help with, as I've been a professional freelance writer for over a decade in Pittsburgh; currently, I… Continue
Added by jackie day on October 14, 2009 at 2:55am —
Magazine E-Blast (1st Wk of every month includes Cover/Features/Xtras)
$250-Cover & Feature (includes 2 pages writeup w/photos, links, prices, etc.)
$150- Video Business Profile/60 sec,; extended Commercial 2 mins.-$250
$75- Ad in the Blast (includes image, link, 4 lines)
$75-Video Personal Profile/45 sec. (for models, writers, artisit, actors, etc)
$45-Product (per product to be sold as Catalog item, 3 items for $100, includes link or Paypal Button,… Continue
Added by Samantha Phillips on October 14, 2009 at 2:38am —
Arthur (Art) Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, he was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Along with Kenny Clarke and Max Roach, he was one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. He is known as a powerful musician and a vital groover; his brand of bluesy, funky hard bop was (and remains) profoundly influential on mainstream jazz. For more than 30 years his band the Jazz Messengers… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 11, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Check out this video folks and give us your… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on October 9, 2009 at 1:00am —
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
By Rick Nowlin, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Trumpeter Sean Jones: "It's important for me to let Pittsburgh know, 'This is your orchestra.' "
One might call the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra the "house band" for Heinz Hall.
Sean Jones is trying to make the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra the "house band" for the August Wilson Center for African American… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 8, 2009 at 3:14am —
All I can say is...WOW!
Ok, you twisted my arm, I can say this, too: not only was the houseband rockin, but every group, singer, musician that was welcomed on stage created an unparalleled energy that I've yet to experience in the 'Burgh.
This newly organized jam session is the spawn of drummer David Yoho who is not only an incredible musician but a humble musical jam host.
Chizmo (I think is how you spell his name), on lead vocals, included the audience into… Continue
Added by jackie day on October 3, 2009 at 9:00am —
Come Discuss Debate and Defend your favorite topic.
Visit The Rant and Rave… Continue
Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on October 3, 2009 at 8:15am —
We are happy to announce that André Henriquez is Melodic Revolution Records Artist of the month. Let me tell you it was a tough race as I was tracking the voting every couple of hours. We would like to thank all of the artist and fans that participated in this poll.
The contest is held each month at http://melodicrevolution.com/
where we have a polling station set up.
To qualify… Continue
Added by Melodic Revolution on October 1, 2009 at 6:44pm —
One afternoon, two white dudes where sitting at the River.
From the younger of the two you could feel the anger.
Off from that cold marble bench, it poured like a thick green stench .
The older man turned and asked ‘what is weighing on such a young mans chest.” Through resentment and stammers the fury was hatched, thus the youth explaining it the way he knew best.
“Ever-a-thing’s be’in taken over by them COON‘S why ,my sister’s kid married one, and is… Continue
Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on September 27, 2009 at 12:30am —
Folks ...I have am involved in print, broadcast and new media so I think I know a little bit. My radio involvement spans over 30 years. It does't make any difference where I have worked. I know the industry and how things work.
I have never been a favorite of the so-called Black media mainstream in case some of you really want to know or the White media either.
For a few months now people have been asking me what the solution should be in replacing WAMO as a so-called Black… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on September 25, 2009 at 2:10pm —
September 24, 2009.
Roy (Bones) Fitzpatrick of the Blues Orphans passed away this morning.
We are very sad to report that today we lost Cousin' Bones; our brother, friend, bandmate, cousin of Andy & Bob Gabig.
Viewing will only be on Friday September 25, 2009 Only
. 2-4 & 6-8
Orion C.… Continue
Added by The Blues Orphans on September 25, 2009 at 2:19am —
The music business can definitely be a bitter place.
It can be so bitter that even a family member can steal, lie, and cheat you out of a gig.
Why is it that we have to cut people up and belittle them?
Why is it that when you finally get a gig folks want to cut into your program or cut you out?
Be happy and be proud when somebody gets a gig.
When you see a friend or somebody you might know who posts that he or she is… Continue
Added by Ed Skirtich on September 21, 2009 at 1:56am —
Hey…. Just stuck with my dissertation proposal
and amazed…. You know why? I just come across a website that offers something really valuable and in return they are not asking for my money… Isn’t it amazing? It may be amazing for you people when you check them if they are true in their claims… Now the question is what are their claims when it comes to dissertation proposal help?
Before I got… Continue
Added by gene pitney on September 19, 2009 at 9:30am —
REGGAE MUSIC HISTORY
Reggae Music came out in the end of the years 60's. It a result of different existing musics : ska, rocksteady. But the roots are to be found in carebbean traditionel musics like "Mento" and calypso.
We must also consider rythm 'blues (Soul Music) of Afro Americans as a main influence of Reggae..
Of course african music is an important part of it,… Continue
Added by JO TONGO on September 18, 2009 at 2:03pm —
I received a response to an email i sent to someone that I regarded as a friend. i received an answer, but this person was very rude and condescending to me and i was quite upset. i know we all do things like that when there are other things happen in in our lives that may put us in a bad mood . I have been guilty of taking it out on someone. But I try not to do this. We are all in this for a common cause and iif someone wanted my help, I would help!! Geez, it's hard try to make a living as a… Continue
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on September 16, 2009 at 5:05am —
Hi folks! In the past few hours I found that April's On the Avenue will not be open this Saturday due to a situation beyond my control.
The next location for the Jazz Fan Appreciation Event and Meetup will be determined at a later date.
I will keep you all posted.
Added by Kevin Amos on September 16, 2009 at 2:20am —
Not that I am a die-hard Oprah fan, but I did see a show where they talked about doing things for people less fortunate and that it lowered people's blood pressure and was good karma. So, in lieu of complaining which didn't do anything but give =me a b ad rep for...complaining....I decided to use my talents for the good of others, as well as my usual gigs and recording. I am going on the "Senior Citizen, Mentally Challenged Circuit. I will be performing every other Wednesday at a school for… Continue
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on September 12, 2009 at 4:36am —
Added by Ruthie Appleby on September 11, 2009 at 7:06am —
Just heared from allen Blairmy not feeling too well keep him in your prayers
Added by Linda Imani Barrett on September 11, 2009 at 2:16am —