Today was the last day of the International Jazz Day Blogging Event. I would first like to thank my blogging friends who decided to join and tell their own stories about their journey with jazz. When you click on their name, it will send you straight to their jazz link, if you haven't read them … Continue reading IJD Blogging Event Review
Read all about Ines’ jazz journey and get to know her a little better! ❤
She loved jazz all along, but she didn’t know it until recently…it’s all very romantic. I’m always happy to bring people and music together! 😀
The lovely Ioana from the blog Music Teacher Lifestyle launched a blogging event to celebrate the International Jazz Day (last April 30). So she put a call out to other bloggers to write about Jazz during this week. She finished the post with a song by Natalie Cole.
I told her I loved Natalie Cole, but that I was no jazz expert, I didn’t know much about it – and to be quite frank, most of the times I don’t even know which ‘music category’ singers, bands, songs fit into. I am (sadly) a Music illiterate. But then she spoke of Sinatra. Well hold your horses now – I LOVE SINATRA! ‘Is that Jazz?’ ‘yes it is! See you can write about him!’.
So before I do, I decided to conduct a little google search: ‘Jazz Singers’. And BOOM. All my old time favourites are all suddenly smiling…
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This is the 2016 All-Star Global Concert - Washington D.C. Feel free to share the link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsmnWg0pneY Jazz stories keep going: HERE! Music
I have yet to hear a voice like hers...that can melt your heart. My favourite jazz lady and my favourite jazz standard. Misty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XI-mZmUb0I Join the #JazzDay celebration and share about your favourite jazz musician or song. Pingback or just drop a link in the comments HERE. Music
This is powerful! You gotta read this.
It’s just what we need to celebrate on JazzDay! 🙂
“The worst thing about that kind of prejudice… is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough” -NINA SIMONE –
Never knew why I connected so much with this woman’s voice and songs until now.
We seemingly have nothing in common- she was a trained classical pianist, jazz and soul singer, and a proud African American lady ,actively a part of the American civil rights movement.
She hung out Martin Luther King! She was born in the 1930’s.
I ,on the other hand was born and grew up in South Africa. I am white. I as born in the early 1980’s when the apartheid regime was crumbling. The civil war moment was Huge.
I watched the documentary about her life on Netflix and I identified with this wild spirit within her. A…
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You see Music Teacher Lifestyle. I can't know what were your experiences with your own music teachers, but you might be wondering...JazzDay? How? So I came with the idea of creating a Jazz Timeline for you, but mostly for me :D. I would really like to observe the actual unfolding of it. This way, when … Continue reading My Jazz Timeline
Brooke is sharing about her favourite jazz singer, Billie Holiday!
Thank you, Brooke! ❤
For more jazz stories, visit the International Jazz Day Blogging Event, HERE, and feel free to join us!
“Billie Holiday, One of the best jazz singers of all time”
Billie Holiday was born, Eleanor Fagan on April 7th 1915 in Philadephia and sadly died July 17th 1959 at the age of 44 years old. Billie Holiday as a child, had a some what unstable and very troubled childhood.
During her difficult early years, she found her love for music, singing along to Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong. She followed her mother to New York in the late 1920’s, she worked in a house of prostitution in Harlem. Around 1930 she began to sing in local clubs and took the name “Billie” which she took from the film star Billie Dove. While performing in a Harlem Jazz Club at the age of 18, she was discovered by producer John Hammond, he organized her get together with a then up and coming clarinetist named Benny Goodman…
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Meet Niki! She is a music teacher in New York and she’s sharing her journey with jazz!
Thank you for joining us! 😀
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When I was in high school I played saxophone. I started at the end of my 8th grade year so that I would have something to march with come high school. It’s a bit hard to march with a bassoon.
Every year, both semesters, there would be a jazz band. A few alto saxophones, a tenor sax or 2, a bari sax, about 4 trombones, the same for trumpets, and a drum set, keyboard player, and a guitar to 2. One year there was a tuba doing trombone parts and another year a clarinet player doing tenor sax parts.
So, my freshman year I decided to join, because I already loved jazz music, so why not enjoy playing it as well? I played all 4 years of high school. The first 2 years I played on alto, which is also what I did marching band with. But the second 2…
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Join the International Jazz Day Blogging Event! April 30 - May 7 Today is International Jazz Day! My daily Jazz Appreciation Month TAKE FIVE jazz breaks have come to an end. You can find all my TAKE FIVE posts HERE and you can listen to the entire Youtube playlist HERE. We went through so many different styles … Continue reading Jazz Day Celebration