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The Life and Times of a Young Jazz Musician

[Jared Bailey]
Contributing Writer
jared_bailey09@yahoo.com

Jazz is America’s music. Unfortunately, in most cases America has lost sight of that due to the extensions of jazz that have now taken over mainstream music due to “mass appeal.” The average person the age of twenty-one or under can more than likely only name Kenny G (nothing against the guy) when asked about a jazz music. On a good day, names such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Louis Armstrong will be brought up.

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New Bojan Z tracks!

US: iTunes, Amazon CD, Amazon MP3
Canada: iTunes, Amazon CD


[Listen to Bojan Z in the Nextplayer]

Just added two tracks from [Bojan Z]'s latest album, entitled Hummus, to his profile. Go check it out!

Peace.

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Jamire's Words of Wisdom (XIV)

"Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!"

Jamire Williams

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No More Lines in the Sand

[Anthony Dean-Harris]
Editor-In-Chief
anthonydeanharris@gmail.com / @retronius

"We need all the aspects of it [jazz] and that’s okay. We need the Wynton Marsalis and we need the Anthony Braxton and we need a Chris Botti and we need Christian Scott. We need a Ledisi and we need a Rachelle Ferrell. We need everything... We need it all because that word doesn’t belong to anybody anymore. It’s become so broad that to me the only element of that word that has any meaning universally is just improvisation. Jazz can be anything but maybe the only element that’s there across the board is that people are creating it in the moment." Esperanza Spalding, [April 2, 2010]

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2010 Montreal Jazz Festival Lineup

Aight. Juss came back from the Press Conference for the unveiling of the 2010 Montreal Jazz Fest lineup. This year's lineup is SUPER STACKED!!!!! Soooo many SiCK shows to go see... We're gonna be busy as hell...

I tried to break down all the shows YOU GOTTA SEE as best as I could. I put everything in the 4 following categories: The Nextboppers, The Jazz Greats, Other Jazz Notables & Hip-Hop. Hope I didn't forget anyone...

THERE'S SOO MANY CONCERTS I WANNA SEE!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS SUMMER'S GONNA BE INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!

BIG BIG THANKS to the [Montreal Jazzfest] for making this happen. Do go check out their website for the complete lineup, for more info on how to purchase tickets and to make sure I didn't make any mistakes while copy-pasting concert dates and times!

TICKETS GO ON SALE AT NOON THIS SATURDAY, MAY 8th.

Peace.