Monthly Archives: June 2009

Ain’t But a Few of Us: Black jazz writers tell their story pt3

The third in our ongoing series of black jazz writers telling their story features the perspectives of Eugene Holley.  Back in the early 90s our staff at the former National Jazz Service Organization was blessed with the talents of two … Continue reading

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The Tip: User friendly graphic design

Just how important is that often overlooked element of your self-produced (or company-produced for that matter) CD packaging referred to as the spine?  You know what I’m talking about: that information strip on either edge of your CD packaging that … Continue reading

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Heads Up on a new book

User-Friendly Jazz Improvisation "Methods to Finding Yourself as a Soloist" "…Alaadeen is a wise elder in this music we call jazz and young musicians would do well to devour the practical wisdom he lays down in The Rest of the … Continue reading

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Ancient Future – the radio program 6/18/2009

Ancient Future, the radio program produced & hosted by Willard Jenkins, airs Thursday mornings on WPFW 89.3FM, Pacifica Radio serving the Washington, DC metro area at 50,000 watts.   ARTIST TUNE ALBUM TITLE LABEL   (3rd Thursday South African Jazz … Continue reading

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DE Jazz Fest move to summer is a winner

The Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, brainchild of the savvy, all-city big-tent philosophy of Charlie Fishman, celebrated its 5th anniversary last week by shifting it’s eleven day event from a previous fall incarnation to the front end of the traditional jazz festival season, … Continue reading

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