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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Clickforlessons.com

Published by Matthew Wengerd at 8:50 PM

As we at tampajazzscene.com try to define who we are, one step we must take is to define who we are not. We do not want to provide a service being provided effectively by another source. This post is to highlight one of the services we think you should check out.

The most recent issue of the JEJ contained a full-page news article that I thought might be of value to others. Clickforlessons.com has partnered with the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) to offer their lesson referral services for free to IAJE members.

Click For Lessons offers a lesson referral service, connecting teachers and students in Acting, Art, Dance, Health/Fitness, Language, Music, Sports, Tutoring, and Voice (from singing to acting). Obviously, it is the Music category that is of interest to us.

The following is a press release regarding the website's relationship with the IAJE:

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2007 -- ClickforLessons.com, an online community for music professionals and creative enthusiasts, has forged a partnership with the International Association of Jazz Education (IAJE). IAJE negotiated the partnership to allow its members free access to Click For Lessons' suite of web services. The services help independent musicians and instructors connect with each other and grow their music business.

Steven Cox, www.clickforlessons.com CEO and founder, describes his company's role in the partnership as "Helping IAJE members find new local students, exhibit their musical art, gain coveted business references, and network with a community of over 250,000 like-minded people. By harnessing the power of the internet, we've been able to help instructors increase their income by as much as 67% per year."

Says Greg Carroll, Director of Education at IAJE, "As an artist outreach network, IAJE provides some ability to connect you to students, but Click for Lessons is unique in that they allow you to build profiles and give you the ability to market yourself." IAJE members can access the partnership login from a special portal on the IAJE website at www.iaje.org. An article in IAJE's quarterly publication, the Jazz Education Journal, comes out this month with further details.

"Our goal is to help domestic and international artists get known and make more money doing what they love. We have partnered with the IAJE to increase the value of the music education throughout the world," Cox adds.

Through this special partnership, IAJE and Click for Lessons expect that IAJE members will have the potential to increase business as well as their independence as instructors and working artists. As any musician can tell you, a career in the arts is often a labor of love--and IAJE and Click For Lessons hope to make it easier.

You can see my profile here. If you are not am IAJE member, we strongly urge you to become one here.

Please note, we have received no compensation for this post. This is a service that we use and thought might be of value to our readers.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bay City at the Dali Museum

Published by Matthew Wengerd at 6:04 AM

S'Real Fridays
at
The Dalí Museum

The Dalí Museum
1000 Third Street South
St. Petersburg, FL

S'Real Fridays at the Dalí Museum are a fusion of Music, Art, Food and Spirits. Join us for tours of the Dalí Museum's exhibition Dalí in Focus intimate jazz in a café setting, unusual & strange silent films, a complimentary nacho cheese fountain, and a cash only beverage bar (beer, wine & soda).

July 27 features the straight ahead jazz of the Bay City Jazz Quartet, which includes Vincent Sims, Kenny Walker, Dwaine White and Ron Gregg, presenting a mix of jazz greats past and present such as Coltrane, Miles, Monk, with a little Stevie Wonder thrown in the mix.

Half-price admission after 5 pm. Free to Museum Members!



Featuring:

Dwayne White, Trumpet Stan Hunter, Keyboard

Kenny Walker, Bass Ron Gregg, Drums

Click Here for more information.



Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Mars Trio Performing at Canvas 2

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 5:27 PM

The Mars' Trio will be performing as part of the Canvas 2 Art Premier. The event begins at 6:00 pm and is an exhibition of local artists in the Tampa area.

Where: The Crossing Church
(Click here for Directions)

When: 6:00pm to 1:00am
(The Mars Trio performs at 8:30)

Canvas 2 Purpose:
Canvas exists to simply promote a community of inspiration. Our idea, out dream, was born to provide a spring board for local up and coming artists, in such a way that would benefit both their craft and their career. Our desire is not to bleed the artists of thei funds, it is not to exploit them for sponsorship revenue, but to let them know that there are peple who care, and that we are here to help.

Canvas is the brainchild of Mike Desario(left) and Bobby Triplett, both of which make up the leadership team for Revolution, a twenty something church here in the Brandon/Tampa area. Coupled with the leadership and direction of Melissa White, local artist and marketing genius, their desire was to hold an event that could reach out to the art community of Tampa. An event that could foster both excellence and creativity and could impact a city through the expression of inspiration.

Come out and support the artist and the musicians at this great event that supports inspiration in various genres, mediums, and art forms.

Coffee and dessert's are being served throughout the evening.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Jazztorian presents HOT SUMMER JAZZ BY THE BAY

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 10:00 AM

Grille 29 (channelside)
615 Channelside Dr.

Sunday July 29, 2007
3pm to 6pm


This is a fantastic fundraising event featuring Tampa’s finest jazz musicians/vocalists:


Rose Bilal & friends

Denise Moore & Then Some

The Don Capone Trio

Arbra Tawwab as mistress of ceremony/poet



A little bit about Jazztorian:

This fundraising event will aid us in our continuing effort to present highly educational fun-filled jazz programs at schools, nursing centers, shelters, and to the under served of our community. Funds raised will be used to pay professional jazz musicians/vocalist to educate and inform participants of our programs about the rich heritage of jazz music, and how it helped to form our culture.


Jazztorian, Inc., was founded in 2004. Our mission is to preserve classical jazz as a rare and valuable American treasure. Our programs are designed to promote pride in America’s history, and encourage our youth to study this American art form.


Admission $20 non-members
$15 members

Hors d’oeuvres & cash bar
Funds raised will benefit Jazztorian’s school programs

Tickets/Info: 813-221-3088

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Tampa at the Aebersold Camps

Published by Matthew Wengerd at 4:52 PM

USF Jazz Studies director Jack Wilkins played the dinner set at the Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops tonight. Accompanying him was USF alum, Corey Christiansen, on guitar.
I am liveblogging the workshops (for which I am a staff member) at my blog.

If you look closely, you'll see Jamey in the frame.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Grille 29 Jam Wednesday Nights 8-11pm

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 3:58 PM

I had the pleasure of attending the Grille 29 Jam Session in Channelside two weeks ago (my sincere apologies for my tardiness in posting). What I heard there was reassuring breath of fresh air when it comes to jam sessions. The jam session stresses what Jazz Vocalist and session leader Denise Moore calls “Pure Jazz.” Be-Bop and Hard Bop roots are always present in the musicians and jam session etiquette is expected and exists all the time. “There are no ‘Sax Wars’ and there’s always top notch etiquette. There’s a whole lotta snap,” said pianist Dan O’ Hara.



I was able to sit down to talk with the lovely Denise Moore who heads up the house band, “Denise Moore and Then Some. When asked how she would describe the session she replied, “It’s innovative and totally open…We’ve been given a creative license. It’s a beautiful room, the food is great with a contemporary wine list and a knowledgeable staff that loves Jazz.” Denise discussed how using her own band as the core of the session and then expanding from there by letting other people sit in helps to keep the session ego-less and comfortable for everybody. This is not to say that the players aren’t as good. Quite the opposite The players are killin’! (Props to Jeremy Carter on “Stella,” that was smokin’ and Denise “Silver Eyes” set the night). They’re just not out to kill the other players. Denise said it best, “It’s a comfortable place to hang out, like my living room, only with an Eel named Diablo.”


Talking to the general manager Mark Cobalt, he told me that “Grille 29 wants to bring out and support the talent in the area, whether its local guys or the University musicians. We have the atmosphere.” And Grille 29 does. This feels like a jazz club. The group is elevated in the corner of the lounge area allowing the music to be accented and highlighted as the feature of the evening. This gives the musicians and the listeners the opportunity to experience real club atmosphere minus the smoke.

Overall the jam session is ego-less, hip, free and pulls from a vast amount of different styles and players. “There’s something for everyone, jazz lovers and non-jazz lovers.” said Dwayne White, a local jazz trumpet player. We highly recommend this session to all jazz musicians whether you know one tune or fifty, have been playing for 50 years or 1 year. The people are great and the stress is on the importance of developing a jazz community. It’s a great way to meet people, socialize and make connections, as a lot of the people attending work regularly in the area, play and enjoy a great evening in a very hip part of town.

Jazz Brasil

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 12:07 PM

Jazz Brasil
with the Haroldo Mauro Trio & O Som Do Jazz
July 27 & 28
The Historic Asolo Theatre
& SPC Music Center at 8 PM

"A mesmerizing listening experience, from beginning to end." - Dan McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz

Straight from Rio de Janeiro, Haroldo Mauro, Jr. is back for a concert of his acclaimed release Bossa na Pressao, Tampa Bay's own Brazilian sextet, O Som Do Jazz opens the concert with a variety of bossa nova, MPB and jazz.

July 27 at 8 PM - The Historic Asolo Theatre is located at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art at 5401 Bay Shore Road in Sarasota. Admission is $20-$30. Call (941) 360-7399 or order online.

July 28 at 8 PM - The St. Petersburg College Music Center is located at 6605 5th Ave. North in St. Petersburg. Admission is $15 general, $12 for students and 65 and older, only available at the door. Call (727) 341-4363 for more information.

Clickforlessons.com

As we at tampajazzscene.com try to define who we are, one step we must take is to define who we are not. We do not want to provide a service being provided effectively by another source. This post is to highlight one of the services we think you should check out.

The most recent issue of the JEJ contained a full-page news article that I thought might be of value to others. Clickforlessons.com has partnered with the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) to offer their lesson referral services for free to IAJE members.

Click For Lessons offers a lesson referral service, connecting teachers and students in Acting, Art, Dance, Health/Fitness, Language, Music, Sports, Tutoring, and Voice (from singing to acting). Obviously, it is the Music category that is of interest to us.

The following is a press release regarding the website's relationship with the IAJE:

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2007 -- ClickforLessons.com, an online community for music professionals and creative enthusiasts, has forged a partnership with the International Association of Jazz Education (IAJE). IAJE negotiated the partnership to allow its members free access to Click For Lessons' suite of web services. The services help independent musicians and instructors connect with each other and grow their music business.

Steven Cox, www.clickforlessons.com CEO and founder, describes his company's role in the partnership as "Helping IAJE members find new local students, exhibit their musical art, gain coveted business references, and network with a community of over 250,000 like-minded people. By harnessing the power of the internet, we've been able to help instructors increase their income by as much as 67% per year."

Says Greg Carroll, Director of Education at IAJE, "As an artist outreach network, IAJE provides some ability to connect you to students, but Click for Lessons is unique in that they allow you to build profiles and give you the ability to market yourself." IAJE members can access the partnership login from a special portal on the IAJE website at www.iaje.org. An article in IAJE's quarterly publication, the Jazz Education Journal, comes out this month with further details.

"Our goal is to help domestic and international artists get known and make more money doing what they love. We have partnered with the IAJE to increase the value of the music education throughout the world," Cox adds.

Through this special partnership, IAJE and Click for Lessons expect that IAJE members will have the potential to increase business as well as their independence as instructors and working artists. As any musician can tell you, a career in the arts is often a labor of love--and IAJE and Click For Lessons hope to make it easier.

You can see my profile here. If you are not am IAJE member, we strongly urge you to become one here.

Please note, we have received no compensation for this post. This is a service that we use and thought might be of value to our readers.

Bay City at the Dali Museum

S'Real Fridays
at
The Dalí Museum

The Dalí Museum
1000 Third Street South
St. Petersburg, FL

S'Real Fridays at the Dalí Museum are a fusion of Music, Art, Food and Spirits. Join us for tours of the Dalí Museum's exhibition Dalí in Focus intimate jazz in a café setting, unusual & strange silent films, a complimentary nacho cheese fountain, and a cash only beverage bar (beer, wine & soda).

July 27 features the straight ahead jazz of the Bay City Jazz Quartet, which includes Vincent Sims, Kenny Walker, Dwaine White and Ron Gregg, presenting a mix of jazz greats past and present such as Coltrane, Miles, Monk, with a little Stevie Wonder thrown in the mix.

Half-price admission after 5 pm. Free to Museum Members!



Featuring:

Dwayne White, Trumpet Stan Hunter, Keyboard

Kenny Walker, Bass Ron Gregg, Drums

Click Here for more information.



The Mars Trio Performing at Canvas 2

The Mars' Trio will be performing as part of the Canvas 2 Art Premier. The event begins at 6:00 pm and is an exhibition of local artists in the Tampa area.

Where: The Crossing Church
(Click here for Directions)

When: 6:00pm to 1:00am
(The Mars Trio performs at 8:30)

Canvas 2 Purpose:
Canvas exists to simply promote a community of inspiration. Our idea, out dream, was born to provide a spring board for local up and coming artists, in such a way that would benefit both their craft and their career. Our desire is not to bleed the artists of thei funds, it is not to exploit them for sponsorship revenue, but to let them know that there are peple who care, and that we are here to help.

Canvas is the brainchild of Mike Desario(left) and Bobby Triplett, both of which make up the leadership team for Revolution, a twenty something church here in the Brandon/Tampa area. Coupled with the leadership and direction of Melissa White, local artist and marketing genius, their desire was to hold an event that could reach out to the art community of Tampa. An event that could foster both excellence and creativity and could impact a city through the expression of inspiration.

Come out and support the artist and the musicians at this great event that supports inspiration in various genres, mediums, and art forms.

Coffee and dessert's are being served throughout the evening.

Jazztorian presents HOT SUMMER JAZZ BY THE BAY

Grille 29 (channelside)
615 Channelside Dr.

Sunday July 29, 2007
3pm to 6pm


This is a fantastic fundraising event featuring Tampa’s finest jazz musicians/vocalists:


Rose Bilal & friends

Denise Moore & Then Some

The Don Capone Trio

Arbra Tawwab as mistress of ceremony/poet



A little bit about Jazztorian:

This fundraising event will aid us in our continuing effort to present highly educational fun-filled jazz programs at schools, nursing centers, shelters, and to the under served of our community. Funds raised will be used to pay professional jazz musicians/vocalist to educate and inform participants of our programs about the rich heritage of jazz music, and how it helped to form our culture.


Jazztorian, Inc., was founded in 2004. Our mission is to preserve classical jazz as a rare and valuable American treasure. Our programs are designed to promote pride in America’s history, and encourage our youth to study this American art form.


Admission $20 non-members
$15 members

Hors d’oeuvres & cash bar
Funds raised will benefit Jazztorian’s school programs

Tickets/Info: 813-221-3088

Tampa at the Aebersold Camps

USF Jazz Studies director Jack Wilkins played the dinner set at the Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops tonight. Accompanying him was USF alum, Corey Christiansen, on guitar.
I am liveblogging the workshops (for which I am a staff member) at my blog.

If you look closely, you'll see Jamey in the frame.

Grille 29 Jam Wednesday Nights 8-11pm

I had the pleasure of attending the Grille 29 Jam Session in Channelside two weeks ago (my sincere apologies for my tardiness in posting). What I heard there was reassuring breath of fresh air when it comes to jam sessions. The jam session stresses what Jazz Vocalist and session leader Denise Moore calls “Pure Jazz.” Be-Bop and Hard Bop roots are always present in the musicians and jam session etiquette is expected and exists all the time. “There are no ‘Sax Wars’ and there’s always top notch etiquette. There’s a whole lotta snap,” said pianist Dan O’ Hara.



I was able to sit down to talk with the lovely Denise Moore who heads up the house band, “Denise Moore and Then Some. When asked how she would describe the session she replied, “It’s innovative and totally open…We’ve been given a creative license. It’s a beautiful room, the food is great with a contemporary wine list and a knowledgeable staff that loves Jazz.” Denise discussed how using her own band as the core of the session and then expanding from there by letting other people sit in helps to keep the session ego-less and comfortable for everybody. This is not to say that the players aren’t as good. Quite the opposite The players are killin’! (Props to Jeremy Carter on “Stella,” that was smokin’ and Denise “Silver Eyes” set the night). They’re just not out to kill the other players. Denise said it best, “It’s a comfortable place to hang out, like my living room, only with an Eel named Diablo.”


Talking to the general manager Mark Cobalt, he told me that “Grille 29 wants to bring out and support the talent in the area, whether its local guys or the University musicians. We have the atmosphere.” And Grille 29 does. This feels like a jazz club. The group is elevated in the corner of the lounge area allowing the music to be accented and highlighted as the feature of the evening. This gives the musicians and the listeners the opportunity to experience real club atmosphere minus the smoke.

Overall the jam session is ego-less, hip, free and pulls from a vast amount of different styles and players. “There’s something for everyone, jazz lovers and non-jazz lovers.” said Dwayne White, a local jazz trumpet player. We highly recommend this session to all jazz musicians whether you know one tune or fifty, have been playing for 50 years or 1 year. The people are great and the stress is on the importance of developing a jazz community. It’s a great way to meet people, socialize and make connections, as a lot of the people attending work regularly in the area, play and enjoy a great evening in a very hip part of town.

Jazz Brasil

Jazz Brasil
with the Haroldo Mauro Trio & O Som Do Jazz
July 27 & 28
The Historic Asolo Theatre
& SPC Music Center at 8 PM

"A mesmerizing listening experience, from beginning to end." - Dan McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz

Straight from Rio de Janeiro, Haroldo Mauro, Jr. is back for a concert of his acclaimed release Bossa na Pressao, Tampa Bay's own Brazilian sextet, O Som Do Jazz opens the concert with a variety of bossa nova, MPB and jazz.

July 27 at 8 PM - The Historic Asolo Theatre is located at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art at 5401 Bay Shore Road in Sarasota. Admission is $20-$30. Call (941) 360-7399 or order online.

July 28 at 8 PM - The St. Petersburg College Music Center is located at 6605 5th Ave. North in St. Petersburg. Admission is $15 general, $12 for students and 65 and older, only available at the door. Call (727) 341-4363 for more information.