Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in New York City

 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Doho - Qatar


Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA

 

Blue Note Jazz Club - Tokyo, Japan

 

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge in Denver, CO

 

Ronnie Scott's in London

 

 

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Apr292010

35 Jazz Organizations & Labels You Should Know About (Part IV of V)

❂Good morning❂

The Philadelphia Jazz Heritage Project, Resonance Records and SFJAZZ are some of the organizations that you'll find out more about in today's blog post!

Enjoy~ 

1. (22)  In the last 20 years, Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings has been at the forefront of the popular genre of adult alternative music – worldbeat, jazz, contemporary jazz, and singer songwriter (with some pop and rock thrown in). They have received Grammy Awards & nominations and #1 Billboard hits.

Our recordings include artists such as John Scofield, Dizzy Gillespie, Al DiMeola, King Sunny Ade, Gilberto Gil, Brian Culbertson, Rick Braun and Lalah Hathaway.

 

NEC's Pierce Hall2. (23) "At The New England Conservatory [NEC], jazz runs hot in young musicians' veins. It means the blaze of improvisation and individual creativity, the warmth of interaction in small ensembles. Experimentation is encouraged. And that's cool!

This tradition goes back 40 years, to 1969, when NEC launched the first fully accredited jazz studies program at a music conservatory. In celebrating the 40th anniversary of this creative first, NEC dips into the past, present, and future, with concerts in Boston and New York." ☞ from the website.

3. (24) Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a Tulsa, OK based non-profit organization. It exists to provide a system in and for the State of OK to preserve, promote and illuminate the true art forms of jazz, blues and gospel music.

"Our Mission is to inspire creativity and improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans through preservation, education and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form."

Scholarships are offered annually to talented senior high school students and first year college students.

Since the summer of 2000, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame has offered a three-week course for school children in the Summer Arts Institute.

4. (25) In 2007,  the Philadelphia Jazz Heritage Project was established to honor, promote, and document Philadelphia jazz. There is a pressing need to increase recognition of jazz in Philadelphia and for a central locus of knowledge, information, and documentation of this profound and ongoing legacy.

Sadly, it appears that this website has had only one or two updates since July of 2009.


Toninho Horta5. (26) Resonance Records is an independent label that was launched in 2008. It was created to discover the next jazz stars - passionate, brilliant musicians from around the world.

To date, Resonance Records has signed artists like pianist Mike Garson, trumpeter Claudio Roditi, pianist Bill Cunliffe, and vocalist/guitarist Toninho Horta.

6. (27) San Jose Jazz [SJJ] is a 22 year old public benefit corporation dedicated to promoting jazz music and education to enrich the lives of the community in the Silicon Valley area of California.

San Jose Jazz, renowned for producing one of the finest jazz festivals (AT&T San Jose Fest) in the U.S., also produces a variety of other jazz concert series as well as numerous events.

 

Regina Carter7. (28) SFJAZZ (originally known as “Jazz in the City”) was founded in 1983 to promote jazz artistic and educational programs in the San Francisco Bay area.

SFJAZZ presents a wealth of year-round programs, including the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Jazz Festival, the SFJAZZ Spring Season, SFJAZZ Summerfest 2010 and numerous community outreach and education programs.

 Some of the performers on the schedule for May 2010 are: