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  • The President Blows His Horn – A Few Notes from Roger
    Early in January, I had some great jazz fun attending the Annual Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference – this time in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Each year, thousands of educators, students, musicians and jazz fans get together in a major conference hotel for four days of morning-to-late-night clinics, presentations and performances. This year … Continue reading "The President Blows His Horn – A Few Notes from Roger"...
  • pressedforalltime Book Review: 'Pressed for All Time' by Michael Jarrett
    PRESSED FOR ALL TIME: Producing the Great Jazz Albums From Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday To Miles Davis and Diana Krall ©Michael Jarrett, 2016 University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill pp. 303 with index Michael Jarrett is a published author and jazz authority as well as an English professor at Pennsylvania State University at York, Pa. … Continue reading "Book Review: ‘Pressed for All Time’ by Michael Jarrett"...
  • whitemanbook Book Review: 'King of Jazz: Paul Whiteman's Technicolor Revue'
    KING OF JAZZ: Paul Whiteman’s Technicolor Revue By James Layton and David Pierce Media History Press 1725 Grand View Ave. Severn, MD 21144 ©2016, pp. 303 This elegant book, 8 ¾ x 11”, comes at a time when the 1930 early Technicolor movie about Paul Whiteman and his band is undergoing a revival. The authors … Continue reading "Book Review: ‘King of Jazz: Paul Whiteman’s Technicolor Revue’"...
  • ehsjazz Southeast Tourism Society Selects JazzFest as a Top 20 Event
    The Southeast Tourism Society has named JazzFest one of the STS Top 20 Event in the Southeast for April of 2017. This year’s JazzFest is April 1-2. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them … Continue reading "Southeast Tourism Society Selects JazzFest as a Top 20 Event"...
  • lifewithlouis Book Review: 'Travels with Louis' by Mick Carlon
    Travels with Louis By Mick Carlon Leapfrog Press LLC © 2012 pp.245, paperback, 5”X7½” This is the second book of its kind by author Mick Carlon. His previous book, Riding on Duke’s Train was about a young African-American boy who is befriended by Duke Ellington and is invited on tour. This book has a similar … Continue reading "Book Review: ‘Travels with Louis’ by Mick Carlon"...
  • loveforsale Book Review: 'Love for Sale: Pop Music in America' by David Hajdu
    LOVE FOR SALE: Pop Music in America David Hajdu Farrar, Strauss and Giroux ©2016 pp. 307 with end notes and index Author of this book, David Hajdu, is a professor of journalism at Columbia University. He’s music critic for The Nation as well as a songwriter and librettist. His biography of Billy Strayhorn, Lush Life … Continue reading "Book Review: ‘Love for Sale: Pop Music in America’ by David Hajdu"...
  • bopapocalypse Book Review, Interview: Martin Torgoff's 'Bop Apocalypse'
    Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats & Drugs By Martin Torgoff Da Capo Press ©2016, pp. 393 with bibliography and end notes Martin Torgoff—journalist, author and film-maker—has taken a unique point of view in this book. He has covered the use of recreational and hence illegal drugs in the U. S. since the 1920s until … Continue reading "Book Review, Interview: Martin Torgoff’s ‘Bop Apocalypse’"...
  • hefti-cover CD Review: 'Ain't That Right!' by Adrian Cunningham
    ADRIAN CUNNINGHAM Ain’t That Right! The Music of Neal Hefti Arbors Records © 2014 There’s a saying, “Any book is new until you’ve read it.” This could apply to recordings as well. Here’s a CD from 2014 from Arbors Records featuring multi-instrumentalist Adrian Cunningham playing the music of Neal Hefti. It’s a small-group recording with … Continue reading "CD Review: ‘Ain’t That Right!’ by Adrian Cunningham"...
  • 015 Donate to Jazz Pensacola online
    Jazz Pensacola conducts two main projects that depend heavily on special donations from the membership. We invite you to help support Pensacola JazzFest as a JazzFest VIP Donor and our Jazz Education Program and Student Jazz Competition as a Jazz Education Team Supporter, also known as JETS. Donations now can be made directly on this … Continue reading "Donate to Jazz Pensacola online"...
  • 004 Jazz Pensacola membership dues to increase
    PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Jazz Pensacola Board of Directors announces a slight increase in membership dues, effective Jan. 1, 2017. The new membership dues: $60, per couple; $40, per individual. You can renew by sending a check to Jazz Pensacola, 3 West Garden St., Suite 418, Pensacola, FL 32502-5633, or renew here on the site to … Continue reading "Jazz Pensacola membership dues to increase"...

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