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Today's Track: Fragile (Sun, 23 Apr 2017)
 Download « Fragile » free jazz mp3 Listen to Fragile (03:48) By Artist/Band Pietro Postorino From the Album The Music for the Children (Self Produced) More Downloads
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EVENT: Young Sounds of Arizona Announces Free Concert and Master Class with Renowned Tenor Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi (Sun, 23 Apr 2017)

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BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Alan Broadbent (Sun, 23 Apr 2017)

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PERFORMANCE / TOUR: George Mraz Comeback Concert! May 20 - NYC - Free! (Sat, 22 Apr 2017)

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Sheila Jordan -- Vossajazz 2017 (Sun, 23 Apr 2017)

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Fred Anderson: On the Run (Sun, 23 Apr 2017)

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Cathing up with Lee Konitz (Sun, 23 Apr 2017)

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Alex Wintz: LifeCycle (Sun, 23 Apr 2017)
Life cycles mark and determine how we develop, where we travel, and why we arrive and thrive in different places, figuratively and literally, at any given time. That's the point that guitarist Alex Wintz's music makes here, as this project takes its cues from the larger natural theme while growing s... [ read more ]
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Oliver Lake: Right Up On (Sun, 23 Apr 2017)
Despite having performed with the Flux Quartet since as long ago as 2002, this is actually the first recording of compositions by saxophonist m: Oliver Lake featuring the Quartet. Lake himself is a septuagenarian of renown having been a founder member of the {{m: World Saxophone Quartet... [ read more ]
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Wanderlust: Wanderlust (Sun, 23 Apr 2017)
Wanderlust the band is led by pianist and songwriter m: Mike Adcock, based in Cheltenham in the west of England. Wanderlust the album features eight of Adcock's compositions (alongside the Norwegian folk tune "Nokkendans") that draw on a wide range of musical styles, with a shared sense... [ read more ]
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CAREER: Nora Germain Shares Advice, Inspiration for Artists ()
In this interview Nora Germain, a seasoned violinist and veteran of the stage, shares her extensive DIY knowledge, particularly when it comes to the running a PledgeMusic campaign, as well as advice on cultivating a successful career in music in general. Guest post from PledgeMusic News Nora Germain is no stranger to the stage. The 25-year old jazz violinist has been performing publicly for the last decade, alongside some of the world's great musical talents including John Altman, Alison Burns, Jacob Collier, and Jon Batiste, just to name a few. The seasoned vet is also a D.I.Y. pro, and has a lot of knowledge to share with artists who are looking to get the most out of their PledgeMusic campaigns, and ultimately, their entire musical careers. Check out our interview with Nora below...
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CAREER: Youtube Analytics for Musicians ()
YouTube is now an integral part of any band's marketing platform, allowing artists to easily engage current and potential future fans. The site also provides an invaluable set of analytics which allow artists to better maximize its effectiveness. Guest post by Ta'Rikah Jones of Symphonic Blog YouTube has blown up over the past few years. Artists of every genre can reach potential fans and engage with current fans. We've put together a few tips on how you can make the most out of your YouTube channel...
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How to Play Cherokee like a Pro: 24 Melodic Tricks for Insanely Fast Tempos
Have you ever wondered how the best players can play incredibly fast… Regardless of the key, the chords, or the tune? I’m not just talking about running memorized licks and technical patterns…I mean soloing at breakneck speed with actual melodic lines over the progression. Trying to improvise on uptempo tunes is something that can be frustrating for even the best players and the truth is, you hear more than a few players faking it. Unfortunately, most resources leave you with more questions than answers. But this doesn’t mean that there aren’t specific techniques to practice that will teach you the skills you need. If you’ve been stuck wondering how to create long melodic lines, improvise at fast tempos or create double-time passages you’ve come to the right place… Today we’re going to show you 24 improvisation techniques for creating melodic lines at fast tempos – taken directly from the solos of the music’s greatest improvisers. While there are dozens of factors that go to into improvising at fast tempos – technique, time, phrasing, swing, articulation – today we’re going to put these solos under a microscope for one reason. To understand the nuts and bolts of creating long melodic lines at very fast tempos. And to do this, we’re going to take one of the most well-known standards in the jazz repertoire: Cherokee. Why Cherokee? Composed by Ray Nobel in 1938, Cherokee has been played by nearly every important jazz musician to pick … Read More Read related articles Fast Tempos Made Easy 8 Improvisation Improvement Projects That Will Change Your… Harness the Power Of Opposites Learning to Be Your Own Teacher 3 Steps to Freedom In All 12 Keys Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Bebop…
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