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2015 Jazz Educators Network Conference

San Diego- The 6th Annual Jazz Educators Network Conference was scheduled from January 7th-10, 2015. This annual showcase of all things jazz was held at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt, in sunny San Diego. The theme for this year’s conference is “Outreach” Sharing The Gift of Jazz.”

There is something for each and every jazz fan, who attends the conference. There were 77 live performances by professionals, students and community groups, plus 71 educational clinics, 36 research presentations, industry exhibits, networking opportunities,... Read More

MUSIC ICONS OFFER MUSIC MAKERS INNOVATIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

By BJ Rouse

December 18, 2014

Los Angeles, California

It wasn’t just about the remarkable holiday party with food, drinks and of course the red carpet at Capitol Records that brought music icons, Kenny G, Humberto Gatica, Walter Afanasieff, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Frank Gambale together on last evening. ISINA used the gathering as a festive platform to introduce their plan to give talented artists what most artist dream of – to be discovered.

ISINA (Individual Style Institute of North America) president... Read More

San Diego-Thousands of jazz enthusiasts from the global community are gatheing in San Diego, for the 6th Annual Jazz Education Network Conference. The conference will be held on January 7-10,2015, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Attendees at this year's conference can look forward to 77 live performances by professional, student and community groups. There will be 71 educational clinics, 36 research presentations, industry enhibits, networking opportunities, jam sections and much more.

The San Diego event is the first time that the conference is scheduled for the West Coast. Let's... Read More

Alma Del Barrio: 1st Annual Salsa Fest Sizzles!

Westchester- For 40 year, actually 41 years, Alma Del Barrio has played an integral part in the Southern California’s Latin music community. Factor in the internet, this reach spans to the Global community. If you weren’t already aware, you can listen to the station every Saturday and Sunday from 6:00AM-6:00PM, 88.9FM. The DJ’s from the station always say “Que Siga La Rumba!”

Alma Del Barrio’s DJ’s and staff decided to celebrate this major milestone with the community on Sunday, October 26, 2014. This was the inaugural 1st Annual... Read More

Gardena Jazz Festival-Jazz in the Park

Gardena-The City of Gardena was in a celebratory mood once again. On Sunday, August 24th, the city held its annual Gardena Jazz Festival. This is a signature event for the City of Gardena, held in Rowley Park, from 11:30AM-7:00PM.

Founded in 2003 by then Councilmember Steven Bradford, the Gardena Jazz Festival has already proven that it is one of the best in Southern California for the global jazz community.

The crowds arrived early, before the scheduled opening of the gates at 10:00AM. They wanted to find the perfect spot to enjoy... Read More

Long Beach Jazz Festival-Sing That Summer Song

Long Beach-The Long Beach Jazz Festival returned to grassy knoll of the Rainbow Lagoon, on Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th. This was the 27th edition of the festival that put the City of Long Beach on the world wide jazz map. The weather was nice and pleasant for the most part on Saturday, and a bit hot on Sunday.

The 2014 Long Beach Jazz Festival theme was “A Healthy Taste of Jazz because of the generous dose of contemporary and straight ahead jazz, classic soul and R&B served up to satisfy everyone’s eclectic musical... Read More

"There are three versions of every story:- yours, theirs and the truth." Robert Evans

I recently saw the popular show Motown The Musical at the Chinese Theatre in Chicago. A great night of entertainment, however you know me, I couldn't just sit through what amounted to a re-telling of most of Berry Gordy's life. He was the founder of Motown and the inspiration, for what amounted to not just a record label, but a recognisable genre of music ie. the Motown sound. I started to try and marry up dates with events. Quite frankly, I was finding it a bit difficult with his life, until Diana... Read More

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