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  • JJA Conference Jan 7-11: New Media for New Jazz

  • http://news.jazzjournalists.org/2010/12/jja-conference-schedule-registration-available/


    The Jazz Journalists Association announce "New Media for New Jazz," its 2011 conference, to be held January 7 through 11, simultaneously with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters convention at the Sheraton New York, 811 7th Ave. at 53rd St., New York City.

    All JJA conference events are free and open to the public, though space is limited, so pre-registration is advised. Go to http://members.jazzjournalists.org/events for full schedule, to register and sign up for emails regarding conference updates.

    Highlights include:

    Friday, Jan 7, 2:30 pm: Introducing Introducing eyeJAZZ.tv, the JJA Video Project, panel discussion with eyeJAZZ instructor Floyd Webb, web-developer/social media consultant JoAnn Kawell, and JJA president/eyeJAZZ project director Howard Mandel

    Saturday, Jan 8, 11 am: The New Feature: Long Form Music Journalism Now, panel discussion with Marc Myers (http://JazzWax.com/), David Hajdu (The New Republic, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, author), Larry Blumenfeld (Wall Street Journal, Village Voice)

    Saturday, Jan 8, 2 pm: The State of Jazz Journalism Now, and Immediate Prospects, town hall discussion moderated by James Hale (Down Beat, Signal To Noise, Jazz Chronicles blog). Among issues to be addressed: What is fair use of audio/video excerpts or interviews in multi-media reporting? How can advance publicity work hand-in-hand with post-performance reviews? Is there a role for critics, or is mediation no longer necessary/desirable between artists and audiences?

    Sunday, Jan 9, 2 pm: Presenters and Journalists Working Together, part 1" Work session moderated by Yvonne Ervin, executive director, Western Jazz Presenters Network/vice president, JJA

    Monday, Jan 10, 2 pm: Presenters and Journalists Working Together with Musicians, part 2 Work session moderated by Howard Mandel, president, JJA.

    The Jazz Journalists Association is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit professional organization promoting effective media to disseminate news and information about jazz.

    http://news.jazzjournalists.org/

    see my blog:
    www.HowardMandel.com
    www.ArtsJournal.com/jazzbeyondjazz
    jazzmandel@earthlink.net

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  • National Jazz Museum in Harlem Jan. 3 – Jan. 9, 2011 Schedule
  • December 30, 2010

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    The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
    104 East 126th Street, #2C
    New York, NY 10035
    212 348-8300
    http://www.jmih.org/



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:



     

    National Jazz Museum in Harlem
    Jan. 3 – Jan. 9, 2011
    Schedule

      Tuesday, January 4, 2011

    Jazz for Curious Listeners
    Christian McBride Hosts: My Musical Heroes
    7:00 – 8:30pm
    Location: NJMH Visitors Center
    (104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C)
    FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300
    Christian’s Subject: Jaco Pastorious, Electric Bass Innovator

    The electric bass was actually Christian McBride’s first instrument. He began playing at age 8 when Jaco Pastorious was the bass guitar’s standard bearer, having created masterpieces with the group Weather Report as well as his eponymously titled first solo reco rding. Jaco Pastorious transformed the bass guitar into an instrument of fine art, and there are few better, if any, to discuss Pastorious than McBride. This will be a night to remember – whatever you do, make it to this free class, and bring a friend.

    Friday, January 7, 2011

    Harlem in the Himalayas
    Eldar, Pianist
    7:00pm
    Location: Rubin Museum of Art
    (150 West 17th Street)
    $18 in advance | $20 at door |
    For tickets: RMA Box Office
    http://www.rmanyc.org/harleminthehimalayas/ or call 212-620-5000 ext. 344

    Signed to Sony Classical at the age of 17, Eldar has since established himself as one of the most brilliant and virtuosic solo jazz pianists of his generation. The possessor of a unique style, this is a rare solo performance in New York City. Along the way, Eldar’s had the good fortune to work with masters such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Dave Brubeck, Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, among others. The performance space is a wonderful place to hear acoustic music – no microphones, just a lot of wood to give the sound depth and warmth. This is a wonderful way to break in the New Year with live music!



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  • The Jamie Baum Septet at Cornelia Street Cafe on 1/2/11
  • December 30, 2010

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    Cornelia Street Cafe
    29 Cornelia St, NYC, Reservations: (212) 989-9319
    http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com

    presents

    The Jamie Baum Septet
    Jamie Baum – flutes, Taylor Haskins – trumpet
    Doug Yates – alto sax/bass clarinet
    Brad Shepik – guitar, George Colligan – piano
    Johannes Weidenmueller – bass, Jeff Hirshfield – drums

    Sunday, January 2, 8:30pm
    Cover charge: $10, 1 drink minimum

    "…at the end of a European tour…their familiarity with their leader’s subtle writing and, consequently, the robust informality with which they addressed it were both mightily impressive…. Baum’s band gelled beautifully in their ensemble roles and struck tasteful sparks off each other when required, Colligan producing some rich, cascading explorations of relatively complex material, and both Baum and Haskins powerful and emotive in their solos. The unusual front-line combination… resulted in some intriguing textures … and Hirshfield and Weidenmueller providing brisk and flawless rhythmic support throughout an absorbingly varied program. This was a classy, musical performance from a top-notch band."
    – Chris Parker (from The Vortex Jazz Club in London review)

    “…on a cold night in January this reviewer decided to experience the Jamie Baum Septet at Joe’s Pub in the east village. The experience was nothing short of extraordinary. Each tune was gripping, and played to perfection by the ensemble. The best compliment that can be given to such compositional creativity is that all concept of the passage of time was lost… I had been transported…for what seemed like precious few moments, but it was enough to leave me breathless and wanting more.” —  David Miller, All About Jazz

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  • Billy Taylor – July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010
  • December 29, 2010

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    Billy Taylor – July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010


    Billy Taylor Performing At Highlights In Jazz May 13, 2010 Photo by Jim Eigo

     
    Dr. Billy Taylor, a Jazz pianist, composer, educator and broadcaster who encompassed that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership, qualities that made him one of our most cherished national treasures, died in New York on December 28, 2010.  He was 89 and lived in Riverdale, New York.
     
    The cause was heart failure, according to his daughter, Kim Taylor-Thompson.
     
    The distinguished ambassador of the jazz community to the world-at-large, Dr. Billy Taylor’s recording career spanned over six decades. He also composed over three hundred and fifty songs, as well as works for theatre, dance and symphony orchestras. 
     
    Among his most notable works is "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free", achieving great popularity with Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Nina Simone covered the song in her 1967 album Silk and Soul, and the song continues to be recorded by many artists worldwide, most recently by Levon Helm.
     
    Playing the piano professionally since 1944, he got his start with Ben Webster’s Quartet on New York’s famed 52nd Street. He then served as the house pianist at Birdland, the legendary jazz club where he performed with such celebrated masters as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. Starting in the 1950s, Billy Taylor ked his own Trio, as well as performed with the most influential jazz musicians of the twentieth century.
     
    After many years of recording for leading record labels, in 1989, Taylor started his own "Taylor Made" record label to document his own music, releasing four albums, and in the late 90s, "Soundpost Records," releasing his two final recordings. 
     
    Dr. Taylor was not only been an influential musician, but a highly regarded teacher as well, receiving his Masters and Doctorate in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and serving as a Duke Ellington Fellow at Yale University.
     
    He also hosted and programmed such radio stations WLIB and WNEW in New York, and several  award winning series for National Public Radio. In the early 1980s, Taylor became the arts correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning.
     
    Dr. Billy Taylor was one of only three jazz musicians appointed to the National Council of the Arts, and also served as the Artistic Advisor for Jazz to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where he developed one acclaimed concert series after another including the Louis Armstrong Legacy series, and the annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.
     
    With over twenty three honorary doctoral degrees, Dr. Billy Taylor was also the recipient of two Peabody Awards, an Emmy, a Grammy and a host of prestigious and highly coveted prizes, such as the National Medal of Arts, the Tiffany Award, a Lifetime achievement Award from Downbeat Magazine, and, election to the Hall of Fame for the International Association for Jazz Education.
     
    Dr. Taylor’s survivors include his wife, Theodora and his daughter, Kim Taylor-Thompson.  A son, Duane, passed away in 1988.
     
    http://www.billytaylorjazz.com


    For additional information, please contact:

    Alan Bergman (212) 944-1630
    Bret Primack (520) 247-0515

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  • Billy Taylor – July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010
  • December 29, 2010

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    Billy Taylor – July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010


    Billy Taylor Performing At Highlights In Jazz May 13, 2010 Photo by Jim Eigo

     
    Dr. Billy Taylor, a Jazz pianist, composer, educator and broadcaster who encompassed that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership, qualities that made him one of our most cherished national treasures, died in New York on December 28, 2010.  He was 89 and lived in Riverdale, New York.
     
    The cause was heart failure, according to his daughter, Kim Taylor-Thompson.
     
    The distinguished ambassador of the jazz community to the world-at-large, Dr. Billy Taylor’s recording career spanned over six decades. He also composed over three hundred and fifty songs, as well as works for theatre, dance and symphony orchestras. 
     
    Among his most notable works is "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free", achieving great popularity with Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Nina Simone covered the song in her 1967 album Silk and Soul, and the song continues to be recorded by many artists worldwide, most recently by Levon Helm.
     
    Playing the piano professionally since 1944, he got his start with Ben Webster’s Quartet on New York’s famed 52nd Street. He then served as the house pianist at Birdland, the legendary jazz club where he performed with such celebrated masters as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. Starting in the 1950s, Billy Taylor ked his own Trio, as well as performed with the most influential jazz musicians of the twentieth century.
     
    After many years of recording for leading record labels, in 1989, Taylor started his own "Taylor Made" record label to document his own music, releasing four albums, and in the late 90s, "Soundpost Records," releasing his two final recordings. 
     
    Dr. Taylor was not only been an influential musician, but a highly regarded teacher as well, receiving his Masters and Doctorate in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and serving as a Duke Ellington Fellow at Yale University.
     
    He also hosted and programmed such radio stations WLIB and WNEW in New York, and several  award winning series for National Public Radio. In the early 1980s, Taylor became the arts correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning.
     
    Dr. Billy Taylor was one of only three jazz musicians appointed to the National Council of the Arts, and also served as the Artistic Advisor for Jazz to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where he developed one acclaimed concert series after another including the Louis Armstrong Legacy series, and the annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.
     
    With over twenty three honorary doctoral degrees, Dr. Billy Taylor was also the recipient of two Peabody Awards, an Emmy, a Grammy and a host of prestigious and highly coveted prizes, such as the National Medal of Arts, the Tiffany Award, a Lifetime achievement Award from Downbeat Magazine, and, election to the Hall of Fame for the International Association for Jazz Education.
     
    Dr. Taylor’s survivors include his wife, Theodora and his daughter, Kim Taylor-Thompson.  A son, Duane, passed away in 1988.
     
    http://www.billytaylorjazz.com


    For additional information, please contact:

    Alan Bergman (212) 944-1630
    Bret Primack (520) 247-0515

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  • Reminder: Highlights in JAZZ Presents ‘Dynamic Duos’ Thursday, January 6, 2011 – 8 pm at TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
  • December 29, 2010

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    Jack Kleinsinger’s

    New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series

      38th Year!

    Highlights in JAZZ is Back!

      Four Great Jazz Happenings

    4 Great Programs

      Thursday, January 6, 2011 – 8 pm

    The Return of Highlights in Jazz
    Dynamic Duos
    Bucky  Pizzarelli & Howard Alden
    Wycliffe  Gordon  & Jay Leonhart
    Anat Cohen &  Rossano Sportiello

      Thursday, March 10, 2011 – 8 pm

    Salute to Derek Smith

    Dick Hyman • Ken Peplowski
    Statesmen of Jazz  
    Warren Vache • Houston Person
    Aaron Weinstein • Nicki Parrott • Jackie Williams
    Guest of Honor ~ Derek Smith

    Thursday, April 7, 2011 – 8 pm
    Jazz – the next generation
    Edward Ellington ll (Duke’s Grandson)
    and
    The Ellington Legacy Band
    ~ Featuring ~
    Virginia Mayhew – Norman Simmons – Joe Temperley
    Highlights in Jazz Next Generation Stars

    Anderson Twins – Jake Hertzog – Ryland Kelly
    Dylan Meek – Jonathan Russell
    Jesse Simpson – Tim Veeder

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 – 8 pm
    Remembering  Hank Jones
    Joe Lovano, Jon Faddis,, Junior Mance
    Steve Turre, George Mraz, Winard Harper
    Special Guest Frank Wess

      All Shows at:
    TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
    Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street
    TRIBECA Box Office at (212) 220-1460
    http://www.tribecapac.org/music.htm

    4 Super Concerts
    One Low Price
    Subscriptions are $150
    For All Four Shows

    Tickets for individual concerts may be
    ordered for $40.00, students $37.50

    Make checks payable to & mail to:
    Highlights in Jazz
    7 Peter Cooper Road, New York, NY 10010
    (Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope)
    Please send subscriptions for the
    Fall 2011 season of Highlights in Jazz

    Concerts produced in association with:
    BMCC TRIBECA
    PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
    Borough of Manhattan Community College
    199 Chambers Street
    (212) 220 -1460 www.TribecaPAC.org

    For Interviews, photos and general Highlights In Jazz Information Contact:

    Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services
    269 S Route 94 Warwick, NY 10990
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  • dave stryker in new orleans
  • December 28, 2010

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    from new york city:

    the dave stryker quartet

    dave stryker-guitar
    michael pellara-piano
    terry burns-bass
    paul thibodeaux-drums

    thursday jan 6th 7-9:30 pm
    the sound cafe
    2700 Chartres (near NOCCA)
    504-947-4477

    friday jan 7th 8-10 pm
    chickie wah wah
    2828 Canal St (at S. Broad) mid-city
    chickiewahwah.com
    504-304-4714

    dave is also doing a clinic on thursday jan 6th from 1:30-2:30 at the
    Jazz Education Network Conference – Chamber Room/ Roosevelt Hotel
    "guitarists and pianists working together in the rhythm section"
    JEN Conference Info:
    http://www.jazzednet.org/


     More About Dave Stryker:   
    http://www.davestryker.com/

    Dave Stryker spent over 13 years with Stanley Turrentine, and also worked with Jack McDuff, Kevin Mahogany and Eliane Elias. He has 20 CD’s out as a leader, and has been a sideman on over 50 others.

    For Interviews, Photos and Promos Contact:
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  • FILIPINO-AMERICAN RECORDING ARTIST CHARMAINE CLAMOR DELIVERS SOMETHING GOOD TO NEW YORK ON JANUARY 8
  • December 28, 2010

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

               

    FILIPINO-AMERICAN RECORDING ARTIST CHARMAINE CLAMOR DELIVERS SOMETHING GOOD TO NEW YORK ON JANUARY 8

      Celebrated by The New York Times as “a gifted vocalist” and by The Los Angeles Times as “one of the important and original new jazz singers of the decade,” Pinay Pride Charmaine Clamor, the Queen of Jazzipino, returns to New York for a special CD Release concert on JANUARY 8, Saturday, 7PM at the TRIAD THEATER on 72nd and Broadway. The Triad hosted last year’s successful New York City Fil-Am JazzFest, headlined by Ms. Clamor.
     



    “Something Good” is Charmaine Clamor’s 4th US album, with songs in English, Tagalog, and Taglish! Photo: FreeHam Records
     


    General Admission ($27) and a limited number of VIP Tickets are available online through BrownPaperTickets at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/135499

      Ms. Clamor, the 2009 Filipinas Magazine Entertainer of the Year, brings her 6-piece “Killin’ Sweehearts” band in support of their 4th U.S. album, Something Good. The album, heard locally on WKCR, WBAI, and WNYC is on the JazzWeek World Music radio chart – Clamor’s third straight album in the World Music Top-20.

      Recognized by Jazz Times as the reigning Queen of Filipino Jazz, Ms. Clamor blends jazz with music of her beloved home country, the Philippines. She sings in both her adopted tongue of English and her native language, Tagalog, creating new (and swinging!) arrangements of beloved Filipino love songs such as “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” “Ikaw,” and “Dahil Sa Yo.”



    Jazzipino artist and Pinay Pride Charmaine Clamor, in New York on 1/8 at 7PM, Triad Theater (72+Bwy) Photo: Hydee Abrahan
     


    Born in a developing country where accessible clean water is scarce, Charmaine has fostered a passion for the planet, focused on clean water conservation. In the 3-song Mother Nature Suite on Something Good, Charmaine pays respect to the planet. Charmaine’s devotion to a cleaner, healthier earth extends to her work with the Sierra Club Water Committee and Food & Water Watch. Clamor does not stop there, though. With the CD tray for Something Good manufactured from potato, the packaging for the album is 100% recyclable!

      Finding harmonic similarities between the traditional spiritual song “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” and the traditional Filipina Visayan folk lullaby “Ili-Ili,” Clamor combined the two to create the haunting and stirring “Motherless Ili-Ili.” She will unveil the song on January 8 and will be available for autograph signing and photographs immediately after the concert.

      Charmaine’s musical journey began at age 3, entertaining passengers in the back of buses traveling to Manila, in her homeland of the Philippines. A licensed physical therapist for 6 years, performing music whenever she could, Clamor soon realized she had to follow her artistic calling. But creating, developing and mastering one musical genre has never been enough for the brilliantly eclectic Clamor. Her global recognition reached new heights in 2010 when Charmaine was the only Filipina to appear on the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim concept album, “Here Lies Love” (Nonesuch), about the life of Imelda Marcos, the eccentric former First Lady of the Phillipines

    .
    Photo: Courtesy of Nonesuch


    Charmaine’s previous releases include Searching for the Soul, Flippin’ Out, and My Harana: A Filipino Serenade. Whether it’s jazz, world, soul, funk, pop, swing, blues, folk or jazzipino, Charmaine Clamor always delivers Something Good. In New York on January 8, she intends on proving it.

    WHAT: Charmaine Clamor, Queen of Jazzipino in Concert
    WHEN: January 8th (Saturday), 7PM sharp; Doors open at 6:30PM
    WHERE: Triad Theatre, 158 W. 72nd Street (at Broadway)
    TICKETS: $27 available at:
    http://www.Brownpapertickets.com/event/135499
    MORE INFO: http://www.CharmaineClamor.com

    For Interviews, Photos and Promos Contact:
    Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services T: 845-986-1677 E-Mail:
    jazzpromo@earthlink.net

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