A comprehensive review of the Earthworks PM40 piano microphone and a thorough test against my Rode NT4, with 4 styles of piano playing, and even a "lid closed" recording!
I'm so glad I hit 100,000 subscribers while I was at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI because the college students up here know how to have fun! Watch them help me out with a little party of a video, that is chock full of your favorite jazz meme.
I have some theories about the reasons why pop singers pronounce words so strangely. Lemme tell you 'bout them.
The NMU Jazz Festival will be held on the beautiful campus of Northern Michigan University on Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, 2018. High school and middle school jazz bands and combos in the region are invited to participate. There is a $250 entry fee for each participating ensemble (additional ensembles from the same school can register for $100). Space is limited. The registration deadline is March 2, 2018. Click HERE for more information and printable (PDF) registration materials.
This year's event will feature Aimee Nolte, an outstanding pianist and vocalist based out of Los Angeles, California. Originally from the small town of Weaverville, CA, Aimee started playing piano and singing at age 5 and began playing professionally at age 14. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a music degree and emphasis in jazz in 1998. For the next couple of years, Aimee resided in New York City before moving to the LA area in 2001 where she now resides and is the happy mother of 4 children. She continues to play and sing regularly all over Los Angeles County.
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A sampling of several of my BEST JAZZ STORIES.
A review of the SMS7630B hex-based studio boom stand and the Grip On Universal Device Holder. Thanks again to Chris from On-Stage for hooking me up!
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Once in a while, I suppose I might rant a little bit. This is something that has been troubling me, and I needed to say what I am feeling about it. I think the future of vocal jazz is in trouble, unless we remember the importance of improvisation.