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Almost, Not Yet!

Status: Its unfortunate in many ways that USA has been dismantled as being the most desire place to visit. This pandemic has been a challenge for most people on many levels. Whether its your own health and/or a family member, financially, employment and just living. We are as a country struggling trying to make sense of things. The news has it that the pandemic is going to get worse before it gets better. Going back to normal, the way things were, is not possible anymore.
Ok, I apoligize for my ranting. I just truly miss the interaction with people, places and things that make my life complete. Whether, it's hanging in the park listening to music, street festivals, having a drink with some friends (unmasked), or just going to the favorite restuarant, all has changed.

So, getting back to jazz, It looks like jazz venues won't be opening anytime soon.

If you're like me. you still want to get your jazz cup full. (smile) Well, fortunately, Jazz it Up! have amassed a collection of jazz performances from over 40 artists. Some of the performances have never been shown on Jazz it Up! and kept in our archieves.

Coming soon, I will begin producing Jazz it Up! by incorporating a combination of seen and unseen performances, along with jazz news and virtual interviews with artists. I will announce the release in a seperate email. So, don't worry, you won't miss it.

Ok, like our last Jazz inBetween newsletter, I incorporated Spotlight performances from past seasons. This edition features two jazz men who brings their execptional talents to the Keys. Each of them gives you their style of jazz. So, check out Eric Reed and Jimmy "Preacher" Robins.
- George W. Moorer, Jr., creator/producer

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16-Hour Jazz Foundation Charity Livestream Tells History of Black Live Music in America

For more than 30 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has worked to keep jazz, blues and R&B alive by providing assistance to musicians in need. The non-profit provides everything from housing assistance to teaching jobs to hundreds of musicians and has helped artists with basic living expenses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Ear to Ear: A Jazzy Night On The Town

Avery Jeffry: Each year as we roll through summer, the one thing that always comes to my mind besides the scorching heat is the undeniable energy of live concerts and festivals. I wish more than anything that I could be out every night experiencing jazz in its purest format, as I’m sure many of our listeners do. But until we can safely gather again, we should consider ourselves blessed that some of the most iconic live performances in jazz history happened to occur in the presence of a tape recorder.

Piney Woods School remembers pioneering jazz musician Helen Jones Woods

Pioneering jazz band member Helen Jones Woods, daughter of Piney Woods School founder Laurence Clifton Jones, recently died of COVID-19 disease at age 96.

Woods, who was born in Meridian, performed with The Sweethearts of Rhythm, the first integrated, all-women jazz band. She was a jazz and swing trombone player.

“Phil’s Blues”: Swinging New Music from Acme Jazz Garage

When last we left Acme Jazz Garage from Tampa, the world looked a wee bit different than it does right now. They had unloosed their magnificent song “Rumba Misterioso,” and all was right with the world. Somehow, in the midst of all the insanity since then, we did not write about the excellent follow-up, “Sharkskin,” and now we have the third entry from what promises to be a great new album in aggregate.

The Music That Made Me

Featuring a host of Grammy Winners & Nominees and worldwide superstars, this new series on the UK’s only jazz, soul and blues radio station explores the music that has defined eight of Jazz FM’s key artists.

Hosted by Nigel Williams, each weekly conversation explores their life as a musician with the songs that have made them the artist they are today.

A Jazz it Up! highlight with Eric Reed at Smoke NYC

In season 1 episode 7 of Jazz it Up! we featured Eric Reed at Smoke NYC.

A Jazz it Up! highlight with Jimmy Robins

In season 1 episode 2 of Jazz it Up! we featured Jimmy "Preacher" Robins at Showmans.

Maria Schneider Orchestra: Data Lords

The skillfully designed cover art tells part of the story; a leaf—half as nature intended—the remainder, a circuit board doppelganger. The pastoral soundscapes associated with the music of Grammy-winning composer/bandleader Maria Schneider belie her activist alter-ego.


Maria Schneider Orchestra: Data Lords

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