Flickr Friday: Josh Lawrence, Jazz and Miles Davis by Anthony Dean
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post so I thought I’d jump back into it with some upcoming news. But first… thanks to everyone who came out for the PIFA Jazz Appreciation concert at the Kimmel Center. We had a fun time and the band was kicking. Orrin, Mike, Mick and Micah – BAD! I will be rolling out some video next week so keep your eyes open.
The LittleBAR Music Series opens tonight with sets from the Greg Matthews Quartet and the Wade Dean Enspiration. LittleBAR is a new jazz venue in Philly spearheaded by Matthews and bassist Mike Boone. Ola and I visited the space a few weeks back for the Jam Session and had a great time. The room is HUGE and specifically geared towards listening to music. We’ll be there. Will you?
Tomorrow we’ll be catching up with my boy from the BK Ezra Brown. He’ll be blowing his sax with Blitz the Ambassador at the PIFA Street Fair which should also be pretty cool. There are lots of events happening on the Avenue of the Arts so make sure to visit and maybe you’ll run into us.
Or… you could just swing by Chris’ Jazz Cafe around 11 PM. I’ll be playing with the Charles Lane Quintet for Grover Washington tribute night. MISTER MAGIC!
So that’s the short of it. Until the next time – Keep it Funky!
Harlem’s own Lu Reid hosts an evening of music from a collective of artists based in NYC and Philly at the Shrine World Music Venue on February 22, 2011. The Jazz (R)Evolution Showcase features three bands representing different perspectives on classic genres.
RSVP on Facebook.
Jazz (R)Evolution 2/22 @ShrineNYC | joshlawrencejazz.com.
Saxophonist Joe Lovano has a new record out with his band “US Five” which features pianist James Wiedmann, bassist Esperanza Spalding and drummers Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela spinning new arrangements of classic Charlie Parker tunes.
The album is available streaming on A Blog Supreme through January 12 so check it out before it hits the shelves.
I have been reading a few different blogs recently (thanks to Google Reader) and thought I’d share a list of five of my current favorites.
1. Elements of Jazz
A fantastic site managed by Donna M which follows the latest buzz on the jazz scene and allows for an open discourse on the music itself. In her words, the site was launched to “explore new music with you, learn about the musicians & vocalists, and to blog about jazz shows & festivals.”
2. A Blog Supreme
“A Blog Supreme is an ongoing conversation about jazz for both indoctrinated fans and curious listeners, with NPR Music producers and special guests.”
Excellent site from blogger Kevin English which assists “aspiring musicians and recording artists achieve a greater understanding of the music business. Here I will share my knowledge, experience and encounters to all who care to learn.”
4. Music Think Tank
“Where the music industry thinks out loud.” MTT is an open forum discussion on all topics related to the new music industry. Priceless articles for anyone interested in running their own music business.
5. Wise Bread
“Wise Bread is a community of bloggers here to help you live large on a small budget. Despite what you may have heard, you don’t have to sacrifice your financial independence to enjoy life.” A great site for anyone wanting to increase their financial intelligence.
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