february

JFJO Announce West Coast & Europe Tour Dates

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey have announced Winter 2010 tour plans. The band will head out for a 12-date West Coast run in February marking the hard touring quartet's first shows since selling out The Eclipse on New Year's Eve in their hometown of Tulsa. In March, JFJO makes a return trip to Europe for ten dates spanning eight countries, including their second appearance at the prestigious Turku Jazz Festival in Finland.

JFJO will be touring behind their critically acclaimed 2009 EP release One Day In Brooklyn, however, work is already well underway on a follow up, full length album. They spent seven days in December tracking at acclaimed engineer/musician David Teegarden's Natura Digital Recording Studios just outside of Tulsa. The album, tentatively scheduled for a June release, will reflect JFJO's first year of touring and writing together since founding member and pianist Brian Haas and drummer Josh Raymer revamped the line-up last January with the addition of lap steel guitarist Chris Combs and upright bassist Matt Hayes.

Upcoming tour dates are:

February 2 | The Deli | Norman, OK
February 4 | Winston's | San Diego, CA
February 6 | The Mint | Los Angeles, CA
February 10 | Moe's Alley | Santa Cruz, CA
February 11 | Beatnick Studios | Sacramento, CA
February 12 | Coda | San Francisco, CA
February 13 | Hopmonk Tavern | Sebastopol, CA
February 14 | Red Fox Tavern | Eureka, CA
February 17 | High Dive | Seattle, WA
February 18 | Eastside Club | Olympia, WA
February 19 | Mississippi Studios | Portland, OR
March 3 | A-Trane | Berlin, Germany
March 6 | Jazz Dock | Prague, Czech Republic
March 9 | Nya Perspektiv | Vasteras, Sweden
March 11 | Fasching Jazz Club | Stockholm, Sweden
March 13 | Turku Jazz Festival | Turku, Finland
March 15 | Cafe Wilhelmina | Eindhoven, Netherlands
March 19 | Cafe Alto | Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 22 | Teatro Alfierri | Cagliari, Italy
March 31 | The Jazz Bar | Edinburgh, Scotland
April 1 | Vortex | London, United Kingdom

The National Jazz Museum Events | February 16 - 21

Forrest

As a young man in Los Angeles, Drummer Forrest "Chico" Hamilton was entranced by Count Basie's band, especially his drummer Jo Jones, and the band's featured soloists, tenormen Lester Young and Herschel Evans. Join us for this week's  Jazz for Curious Listeners dedicated to Evans, the soulful titan of the Texas tenor. Chico Hamilton, still going strong as he approaches 90, is leading his famous band at Friday's Harlem in the HImilayas. We conclude the week on Sunday when the JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM ALL-STAR BIG BAND joins the celebration of African-American Heritage Day at the Museum of Natural History.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Jazz for Curious Listeners
Herschel Evans
with Loren Schoenberg

7:00 – 8:30pm         
Location: NJMIH Visitors Center
(104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C)
FREE | Reservations: 212-348-8300 or register online

Join us for an evening celebrating one of the lesser known giants of jazz, the earliest "Texas tenors," Herschel Evans, whose soulful sound was a perfect contrast to that of the cool-toned Lester Young in the Count Basie Orchestra. Evans started out playing in territory bands, including Troy Floyd (1929-1931) with whom he made his recording debut, and Benny Moten (1933-1935). In 1936, Evans had stints with Lionel Hampton and in Los Angeles and then joined Count Basie just in time to enjoy the band's success and participate on many recordings; his most famous solo was on a ballad feature "Blue and Sentimental" from 1938. Sadly, Herschel Evans died of a heart ailment before his 30th birthday.

He may be gone, but certainly not forgotten, as you'll discover!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Harlem in the Himalayas
Chico Hamilton
7:00pm
Location: Rubin Museum of Art
(150 West 17th Street)
$18 in advance | $20 at door |
Box Office: 212.620.5000 ext. 344

Chico Hamilton, drums
Cary DeNigris, guitar
Paul Ramsey, bass
Evan Schwam, flute, tenor & soprano saxophones
Eddie Barbash, flute, soprano & alto saxophones
Jeremy Carlstedt, percussion 

Legendary jazz drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton, born September 21, 1921 in Los Angeles, had a fast track musical education in a band with his schoolmates Charles Mingus, Illinois Jacquet, Ernie Royal, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Collette and Jack Kelso. Engagements with Lionel Hampton, Slim & Slam, T-Bone Walker, Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnett, Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan and six years with Lena Horne established this young West Coast prodigy as a jazz drummer on the rise, before he struck out on his own as a bandleader in 1955.

Chico's impact upon jazz includes the introduction of two unique and distinct sounds: first in 1955 with his Original Quintet which combined the sounds of his drums, the bass of Carson Smith, the guitar of Jim Hall, the cello of Fred Katz, and the flute of Buddy Collette; and the second in 1962 with his own drums, the bass of Albert Stinson, the guitar of Gabor Szabo, the tenor sax of Charles Lloyd, and the trombone of George Bohanon.

In 1997, Chico received the New School University Jazz & Contemporary Music Programs Beacons in Jazz Award in recognition for his "significant contribution to the evolution of Jazz". In 2002, Chico was awarded the WLIU-FM Radio Lifetime Achievement Award. At the IAJE in NYC January 2004, Hamilton was awarded a NEA Jazz Master Fellowship, presented to him by Roy Haynes. In December 2006, Congress confirmed the President's nomination of Chico to the Presidents Council on the Arts. And in 2007, Chico received a Living Legacy Jazz Award as part of The Kennedy Centers Jazz in Our Time Festival, as well as receiving a Doctor of Fine Arts from The New School.

Still swingin' at the age of 86, Chico Hamilton has a resume that includes scores for film, original compositions, commercial jingles, 50 + albums as a leader, and countless international tours. Come witness a living legend in collaboration with his young ensemble members, heard on Hamilton's most recent recordings, "Chico Hamilton Trio!," "The Alternative Dimensions of El Chico," and "It's About Time!"
Friday, February 21, 2009

Special Event
African-American Heritage Day
1:00 – 5:00pm
Location: American Museum of Natural History
(Central Park West @ 79th Street | get directions
Free with Museum admission

The National Jazz Museum All Star Big Band will be performing as part of

HARLEM SERENADE: A MOMENT IN TIME

This event is co-produced by Community Works and the New Heritage Theatre Group.
           
"A" Train to the Harlem Renaissance
 
Performance • 1:00-2:45 pm, Kaufmann Theater, first floor
 
Artistic Director and host James Stovall narrates an afternoon of musical performances by the All-Star Orchestra of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
 
The Jazz Orchestra will be joined by members of the Silver Belles – 2nd Generation, a group of exceptional senior female dancers inspired by the original Silver Belles, who appeared in the choruses of the prestigious Cotton Club and Apollo Theater during Harlem's heyday. Also joining them will be the Jitterbug Kids, a group of young dancers who recapture Harlem's Swing era. The performances will be woven together with classic film clips from Harlem's Golden Era.

Lubriphonic February Tour Announced

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The Chicago, IL based Lubriphonic is heading out west, with stops through the Midwest, for a string of Colorado dates this February. With high intensity live performances and a searing stage presence, the quintet mixes elements of rock, soul, funk and groove into a silky smooth auditory experience not to be missed.

Mixing five individual, yet equally skilled touring musicians, Giles Corey (vocals, guitar), Richard King (drums, percussion), Joewuan Scott, (bass), Ron Haynes (trumpet) and Johnny Cotton (trombone) collectively make up Lubriphonic. Having toured with the likes of Koko Taylor, Buddy Miles, Otis Rush and Lenny Kravitz, the quintet blends pure talent with years of experience to create an original and exciting project. Dirty guitars, blistering leads, groovy rhythms, punchy bass, soulful vocals and razor sharp brass are trademark Lubriphonic.

Watch the funk out for these upcoming tour dates:

02/12 – The Gramophone – St. Louis, MO
02/13 – Port of Wichita – Wichita, KS
02/14 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
02/15 – Bar Fly – Omaha, NE
02/17 – Jazz @ Jack's – Denver, CO
02/18 – Gunnison Brewery – Gunnison, CO
02/19 – Snake River Saloon – Keystone, CO
02/20 – Alma's Only Bistro – Alma, CO
02/21 – Bubble Lounge – Telluride, CO
02/23 – Three20South – Breckenridge, CO
02/24 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
02/25 – The Goat – Keystone, CO
02/27 – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
02/28 – Dulcinea's 100th Monkey – Denver, CO

Compassion-In Concert February 11, 2005

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A benefit for the International Buddhist Film Festival (IBFF) at Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA. Featuring Mickey Hart, Hamza El Din, The Gyuto Monks, Joan Jeanrenaud, and more. 10% of net proceeds to Tsunami disaster relief.

Advance tickets can be purchased by phone at 925.275.9005 and through the IBFF website, www.ibff.org. Tsunami relief information, performers' cds and literature from co-presenting organizations available at the theater.

Hippie Things (February 2001)

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Pink Floyd Online (February 2003)

New Pink Floyd DVD and Book
It has now been confirmed the release titled, "Inside Pink Floyd - A Critical Review 1967 - 1996", will be a 2 disc DVD set complete with accompanying book. It is scheduled for release June 14th, 2004 on the Classic Rock label as part of their "Critical Review" series...

 

 

Pink Floyd song played on Mars
The Pink Floyd song Eclipse, from the album Dark Side of the Moon was used to wake the Mars probe 'Opportunity' on the 10th of March 2004. The song was chosen in recognition of the transit of the martian moon, Phobos. After the probe finished with the classic song...

 

 

 

Gilmour to Perform at Benefit Concert
It was recently announced that David Gilmour will be one of the guest artists appearing as part of the week long series of Teenage Cancer Trust benefit shows in London. The shows, organist by the remaining members of The Who, will be held at the end of...

 

 

 

Dark Side of the Moon wins 4 Awards
The 2003 Surround Music Award winners were announced at a gala event in Los Angeles yesterday, (December 11th, 2003). The ceremony, organized by UE Media's Surround Professional magazine, recognized the year's outstanding achievements in the field of...

 

 

 

Site: PFO and RWO join forces
I'm pleased to announce Roger Waters Online and Pink Floyd Online have joined forces. Roger Waters Online is the premier site on the web for Roger Waters related news and info, and we are teaming up to bring a more complete service to Pink Floyd and...

 

 

 

Pink Floyd Reunites? UPDATE
It now appears that early reports that Roger Waters performed with Pink Floyd at Steve O' Rourkes funeraI were in fact false, despite this news coming from very reliable sources. Initial reports suggested that Roger Waters was present and reunited with Pink Floyd to play...

 

 

 

'Dark Side' Nominated for Award
Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' SACD is one of six discs nominated for High Fidelity Review's 2003 Surround Music People's Choice Award. Visitors to the High Fidelity Review site can vote for their favourite title of 2003, with the award being presented to the...

MoveOn.org (February 2004)

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What is MoveOn all about?
MoveOn is working to bring ordinary people back into politics. With a system that today revolves around big money and big media, most citizens are left out. When it becomes clear that our "representatives" don't represent the public, the foundations of democracy are in peril. MoveOn is a catalyst for a new kind of grassroots involvement, supporting busy but concerned citizens in finding their political voice. Our nationwide network of more than 1,700,000 online activists is one of the most effective and responsive outlets for democratic participation available today.

What does MoveOn do?
When there is a disconnect between broad public opinion and legislative action, MoveOn builds electronic advocacy groups. Examples of such issues are campaign finance, environmental and energy issues, media consolidation, or the Iraq war. Once a group is assembled, MoveOn provides information and tools to help each individual have the greatest possible impact.

How does MY voice count?
At MoveOn, every member has a voice in choosing our shared direction. Using our ActionForum software, you can propose issue priorities and strategies. Others will see and respond to your suggestions, and the most strongly supported ideas will rise to the top. We adopt the issues that rise to the top as our campaign priorities. In 2000, for example, our members chose campaign finance reform and protection of the environment as our two top issues. In 2003, Iraq and media reform rose to the top. We'll also continue take the initiative to organize quick action on other timely issues as they arise.

Who started MoveOn?
MoveOn was started by Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Although neither had experience in politics, they shared deep frustration with the partisan warfare in Washington D.C. and the ridiculous waste of our nation's focus at the time of the impeachment mess. On September 18th 1998, they launched an online petition to "Censure President Clinton and Move On to Pressing Issues Facing the Nation." Within days they had hundreds of thousands of individuals signed up, and began looking for ways these voices could be heard.

The MoveOn Peace campaign was founded independently by Eli Pariser, a Maine native and recent graduate of Simon's Rock College of Bard. In the days following September 11th, 2001, he launched an online petition calling for a restrained and multi-lateral response to the attacks, which was quickly signed by more than half a million people. Eli joined forces with MoveOn soon afterward, and is now MoveOnPAC's Executive Director (see www.moveonpac.org).

Who pays for MoveOn?
Because MoveOn.org has only a tiny staff, our basic operating costs are very low. You can support our work with a secure online contribution. Almost all of our funding comes through these donations from people like you.

What is the MoveOn PAC?
Many of our current national leaders actively disregard public opinion and common sense, recklessly placing the interests of their big-money donors ahead of the good of our society. For these politicians, our only alternative is electoral action. It's time for a change in leadership. We need more new talent and new vision. Broadening public support for congressional campaigns will be key in making this possible. Through the MoveOn Political Action Committee, more than 10,000 everyday Americans together contributed more than $2 million to key congressional campaigns in the 2000 election, and more than $3.5 million in 2002 election (more information).

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