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Saturday Morning Jazz- Enjoy your day

I'm getting excited! Why? you may ask. Well, I heard from a few friends last month telling me about a jazz festival they went to in Florida. They said it was a phenomenally good time. Seeing live performances and others enjoying and appreciating the great jazz.

Live jazz is back. I'm looking forward to being in the mix of it.

I like to give an acknowledgment to Jazz it Up! friends who are helping bring jazz back. We have Christian McBride, who is the Artistic Director of the Newport Jazz Festival (July 30-August 1), and Kevin Alexander, executive producer of the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival (5-week series starting in July). Check out the links to each of these festivals.

Jazz it Up! will do its best to be there. Don't forget to look for us and say hello.

Ok. Like all of the Jazz inBetween newsletters, I've incorporated Spotlight performances from seasons 1 and 2. This edition features a mallet master and drummer extraordinaire. Check out, Dave Samuels and Chico Hamilton. Enjoy!
- George W. Moorer, Jr., creator/producer

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Getting up Close with Glenn and Ted Nash, new duo in jazz

Close worked with Nash on his previous albums, but the two are co-stars on “Transformation: Personal Stories of Change, Acceptance, and Evolution,” an 11-track spoken word jazz album that tackles heavy topics like race, politics, identity, and more.


UNLV Jazz Wins Nine 2021 DownBeat Student Music Awards

The UNLV Division of Jazz & Commercial Music is proud to announce the recipients of nine prestigious DownBeat Student Music Awards. These awards will be publicized in DownBeat Magazine’s June issue.

Bass player studies music – and the brain

Isaac Mingus originally wanted to follow his father and study the clarinet when he was a kid. But his Pine View Orchestra director told him that with a name like Mingus – as in the jazz great Charlie Mingus – he just had to take up the double bass.

The Roots Jazz Series with Adonis Rose Celebrates New Orleans in Fort Worth

As events begin to pick up again, downtown Cowtown will be booming with the sounds of New Orleans. The Roots of Music series, at Downtown Cowtown the Isis at the Fort Worth Stockyards, has an upcoming program highlighting Black music, packed with jazz, blues, R&B, and hip-hop.

A North Texas native’s new album meditates on racism, violence, while paying homage to jazz greats

When Aaron Myers was growing up in Goodlow, Texas, a small town near Corsicana, his grandparents would talk about going to “the meeting.” They were referring to the church, which was a vital part of their community.

A Jazz it Up! Spotlight with Dave Samuels

In season 2 episode 5 of Jazz it Up! we featured Dave Samuels @ The J&R Music Festival

A Jazz it Up! Spotlight with Chico Hamilton

In season 2 episode 6 of Jazz it Up! we featured Chico Hamilton.

Hasaan Ibn Ali- Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album

Hasaan’s 1965 Atlantic recordings, restored from long-lost acetate copies of the sessions.


hasaan ibn ali - Metaphysics

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