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Today's Track: Hôtel Safsaf (Thu, 28 Apr 2016)
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Jazz Music News

EVENT: Tickets Moving Fast for May 14 Memorial Concert for Phil Woods in Pittsfield, Mass. (Thu, 28 Apr 2016)

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EVENT: Vadim Neselovskyi Headlines Art Boutiki in San Jose During Ridgeway Arts Educational Series (Thu, 28 Apr 2016)

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EVENT: Internationally Acclaimed Israeli Saxophonist Eli Degibri to Perform at the White House (Thu, 28 Apr 2016)

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All About Jazz Feature Articles

Jackie Ryan and the Larry McKenna Quartet at Chrisa€(TM) Jazz CafA(C) (Thu, 28 Apr 2016)

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Ned Kelly's Last Stand, Hong Kong (Thu, 28 Apr 2016)

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Buddy Collette: Four Classic Albums (Thu, 28 Apr 2016)

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All About Jazz Album Reviews

Alex Goodman: Border Crossing (Thu, 28 Apr 2016)
Border Crossing was born of guitarist Alex Goodman's careful cogitation concerning his move from Canada to New York. It's a beautifully contemplative bridge-builder of an album, bringing together musicians from both realms and connecting classically-oriented ideals, jazz language, and modern thought... [ read more ]
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Avi Rothbard: City Colors (Thu, 28 Apr 2016)
Guitarist m: Avi Rothbard, born in Israel and, since 1999, a mover and shaker in New York City, enjoys a distinguished career as a jazz performer and clinician. Sadly, his time in the studio has been intermittent at best. City Colors, his third leader date in 15 years, is his fullest rA(C)s... [ read more ]
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Marilyn Lerner / Ken Filiano / Lou Grassi: Live At Edgefest (Thu, 28 Apr 2016)
Three stalwarts of the improvised music scene combine to persuasive effect on the limited edition LP Live At Edgefest. An excellent sound allows Canadian pianist m: Marilyn Lerner and the NYC-based pairing of bassist m: Ken Filiano and drummer m: Lou Grassi to be h... [ read more ]
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All About Jazz Feature Interviews

Gideon King: New York and Music (Sun, 24 Apr 2016)

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Kind of Purple: Jazz Musicians On Prince (Thu, 21 Apr 2016)

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Waclaw Zimpel: How The Music Of The World Influences Me (Wed, 20 Apr 2016)

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Dave Stryker: Soulful Sound (Wed, 13 Apr 2016)

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MUSIC INDUSTRY: This Startup Used a Chatbot to Sell $1m in Vinyl Records in 8 Months, Scores $3.5m Investment ()
Chatbots&#151"a computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the internet"&#151are all the rage in tech circles. A Mark Zuckerberg says they'll transform Facebook, and an 8 month old startup has used one to sell $1 million in vinyl records. Online vinyl store, The Edit, has sold $1 million worth of records since launching eight months ago. A It's parent company, ReplyYes, founded by former Amazon exec David Cotter, sells chatbots to others and started selling vinyl to fuel his passion for music and test his own software.A...
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CAREER: If You Use Bandcamp or Soundcloud, You Must Tag Your Music ()
While many artists may forget or simply not bother adding tags to their music, tagsA are incredibly useful as far as making your music discoverable not only to fans, but also anyone else in the industry searching for music like yours. Here we look at some pointers for maximizing the effectiveness of your search terms...
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Articles - JazzTimes

Chicago Jazz Festival Announces headliners - News (Thu, 28 Apr 2016)
Carla Bley, Scofield/Lovano, Bad Plus play Ornette Coleman
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Apollo Theater to Present “The Cornel West Concerto” - News (Wed, 27 Apr 2016)
New work features Arturo O’Farrill and Dr. Cornel West
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DC Jazz Festival Announces Inaugural DCJazzPrix Semifinalists - News (Wed, 27 Apr 2016)
Three rising bands chosen
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20 Practice Hacks for the Busy Musician
20 practice hacks for the jazz musician Time is the only thing we really have in life and there never seems to be enough of it… But whether your goals are to just play for fun or to become a professional musician, there are techniques you can start using today to make use of your time more effectively to become the musician you want to be, despite your limited time. And if you have all the time in the world, you should still apply these strategies because things won’t always be that way. As life goes on, you tend to accumulate more and more responsibility, so it’s best to form the habits to deal with limited time right now… Invest in the right tools Hack 1 for jazz musicians The right tools matter more than ever when you’re trying to save time. The right tools could mean anything from the right software to the best instrument you can afford. The point is, use your money to save you time. We recommend a bunch of things, not just because they help support Jazzadvice and keep it alive, but because they can help anybody get to where they want to go, faster. It took me a long time to realize that spending a little money on the right tool could improve my listening experience, my transcribing process, and my skill as an improvisor much more rapidly than if I didn’t have these tools. The right tools give you a huge advantage. Spend some time thinking about what would make it easier for you … Read More Read related articles Goal Setting 101 for the Jazz Musician Time Management for the Improviser How Thoughtful Off Time Can Help You Become The Player You… 3 Keys to Effective Practice 27 Ways to Get Inspired to Play Music Again What, Why, Where, Who, When, and How to Transcribe
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