Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in New York City

Jazz Alley in Seattle

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge in Denver

 

Ronnie Scott's in London

Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco

 

Wednesday
May072014

Support This Indiegogo Project: The Recording of Sylvain Picard's Jazz Mass - "Gloria"!

It's been a while since EoJ has actively supported any crowdfunding projects. This one is interesting to me and I want Sylvain Picard to have a successful campaign! As most of us have realized over the years, music worth supporting isn't really being played to the masses on radio. The record labels that are left are still all about pushing and plugging artists that fit a certain look or a stereotype.

Fans can truly make a distinct difference in the lives of musicians more and more these days. Please consider pledging funds to Sylvain's project hightlighted in this blog post. Click here to go directly to the fundraising page for Gloria where you'll find different levels to pledge and the perks!  I also encourage you all to go OUT and SEE LIVE MUSIC!! 

 

The Origins of Gloria

 

Sylvain shares his thoughts about this project:

Gloria is Is a jazz mass, a sacred music, which essence is to celebrate humanity. Played by four seasoned jazzmen, Gloria proposes a contrasted fraternal experience.

 

 

Originally, Gloria was written as a jazz mass commissioned by Gesù Church (Montréal, Canada) which premiere was celebrated on July 6th 2013.

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Wednesday
May072014

Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 5 May 2014 [JazzWeek]

Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week! What are your faves for 2014 so far? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook.

For your viewing pleasure this week, pianist Hiromi performs Alive from the forth-coming album Alive - The Trio Project (featuring bass guitarist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips). Enjoy!

 

 

  1. MONTY ALEXANDER Harlem-Kingston Express Vol 2: The River Rolls On (Motema)
  2. BRUCE BARTH Daybreak (Savant)
  3. ERIC ALEXANDER Chicago Fire (HighNote)
  4. DAVID ‘FATHEAD’ NEWMAN & THE TILDE WEBB TRIO Cellar Groove (Cellar Live)
  5. DAVID HAZELTINE For All We Know (Smoke Sessions)

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Sunday
Mar302014

A "60 Minutes" Presentation ~ "The Virtuoso: Marcus Roberts"

 "Who is the greatest American musician that most people have never heard of? To me, it's Marcus Roberts." - Wynton Marsalis.  Please enjoy this "60 Minutes" segment about pianist Marcus Roberts (I wish that there was a way to fast-forward through the sponsor's ad. 0_o )!

 

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Sunday
Mar232014

Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 24 March 2014 [JazzWeek]

Happy new week!

Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week! Do you have any new favorites for 2014 yet? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook.

For your viewing pleasure ~ Pianist and composer Scott Bradlee's arrangement of Beyonce's Drunk in Love. Enjoy!  

 

 

 

  1. GEORGE CABLES Icons and Influences (HighNote)
  2. CRAIG HANDY Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith (Okeh)
  3. HELEN SUNG Anthem For A New Day (Concord)
  4. CATHERINE RUSSELL Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
  5. DAVE STRYKER Eight Track (Strike Zone)

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