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It's that time again..Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the Washington DC Jazz Network. It's my baby!  The social network was an idea I created six years ago December 25, 2009.

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Carolyn Watson-Johnson

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BFA Howard University 1980

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The Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre was founded in 1990 to introduce aspiring dancers and performers from the Mercer County area to the world of dance. For over 25 years WJDT has been a community staple and interacted in the lives of thousands of young people, giving them an outlet to not only express themselves through the fine arts but also build lifelong relationships. Under the direction of Ms Carol, WJDT has won many national competitions and groomed some of the finest dancers in the area, many of whom have gone on to dance professionally.
We have great show in store for you including surprise special performances. We hope you come out and celebrate this special day with us~~~Ms. Carol

NJR is a podcast interviewing these great American Classical artist and musicians. 

www.nightjourneyrewind.com

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ERIC WYATT

Eric Wyatt is a saxophonist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  He was introduced to the sax by his father Charles Wyatt, who played tenor and hung out with many of the great jazz icons:  Charlie Parker, Gary Bartz, George Braith, Wilber Ware,  Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and more.

Eric had the privilege of meeting two great jazz master, both of whom changed his life:  Miles Davis and his godfather, Sonny Rollins.  Eric recalls.  “When I met Miles I was 10 years old and was playing trumpet at the time.  He was playing at the Bottom Line, a club in New York, and I never forgot all the energy and joy that this man brought to the audience.  Sonny was a friend to the family and stayed connected to us after my father passed”

Sonny Rollins also helped Eric record his first CD for King Records (Japan) titled “God Son”, with the great Al Foster on drums, Rufus Reid on bass and pianist Mark Soskin from Sonny’s band.

Eric has been recording and traveling the world as both leader and sideman and continues to build an impressive, solid resume.  He has play with and recorded on records with Jeff Tain Watts.  Robert Glasper, Kenny Garrett, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Donald Vega, Branford Marsalis, Bob Cranshaw.  James Spaulding, Keyon Harrold, E.J. Strickland, Jeremy Pelt, Willie Jones III, Clifton Anderson, Warren Wolf, Monty Alexander, Benito Gonzalez, Larry Willis, Stephen Scott, Justin Robinson and many others.

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EVERY Wednesday. The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine.

www.mrhenrysdc.com

Warren Shadd

Inventor/CEO/Manufacturer
SHADD Pianos & Keyboards, USA

www.shaddpianos.com

Warren Shadd is a second generation piano technician and third generation musician. He has performed and toured worldwide in every aspect of live and recorded music with hundreds of celebrities. On drums, at the early age of four, he played his first of many jazz concerts, and was proclaimed a child prodigy. From high school through Howard University, Warren performed with numerous icons as listed below. As a piano technician, Warren has tuned, repaired, or rebuilt pianos for countless major performing artists, concert halls, churches, schools, and institutions worldwide. In 2003, Warren founded SHADD Pianos USA, a Piano and Keyboard Manufacturing Company.

As a piano technician, Warren has tuned and/or rebuilt pianos for:

Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban, Richard Smallwood, Stanley Clarke, Roberta Flack, Wynton Marsalis, David Sanborn, Al Jarreau, Shirley Horn, Joe Sample, Smokey Robinson, Lang Lang, Ramsey Lewis, Diane Schuur, Will Downing, Geri Allen, McCoy Tyner, Patti Austin, George Duke, Paquito D'Rivera, Terence Blanchard, Quincy Jones, Dr. John, Dave Brubeck, John Scofield, Gladys Knight, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dr. Billy Taylor, Abbey Lincoln, George Benson, Freddie Cole, Poncho Sanchez, President William Jefferson Clinton, Mavis Staple, Nancy Wilson, Wayne Shorter, Hiromi Uehara, Peter White, Mose Allison, Dick Morgan, Stanley Cowell, The Department of State, The Smithsonian, BET Television, The Kennedy Center, The Library Of Congress, The Pentagon, Ronald Reagan Building, Ford's Theater, Lincoln Theater, National Theater, Warner Theater, Duke Ellington School of Arts, Blues Alley, Catholic University, Howard University, University of the District Of Columbia, University Of Maryland, Miss America Pageant, numerous churches, etc.

www.shaddpianos.com

www.dcjazzfest.org

Since 2005, the DC Jazz Festival organization has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz, our nation’s singular original art form.

The festival presents a selection of the jazz genre’s most acclaimed artists as well as emerging artists, and provides enhanced exposure for the rich treasure trove of musicians from the Washington, DC area.

Throughout the year, the DC Jazz Festival nourishes the community with free educational programs that extend our reach into underserved communities and enhance the quality of life for DC public and charter school students.

There are many volunteer opportunities available and many ways you continue to roll up your sleeves to support our efforts.

Willard Jenkins
Artistic Director
DC Jazz Festival
515 M Street, SE
Suite 102-B
Washington, DC  20003

2015 D.C.'s Annual Jazzfest brought in artists from around the globe sharing jazzy tunes to start the summer off with a bang... Read 2015 Review

LUTALO OLUTOSIN

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

Please join us for this special evening of holiday Jazz at Kat's Cafe in midtown Atlanta. This will truly be a special kind of Jazz show featuring some very unique holiday music, RARE appearance by a true Washington D.C. Jazz Legend, and most importantly it will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. 

This show is our opportunity to give back to the community and help some people who are less fortunate than us. Hope you can make it. 

Sweet Lu

Tony Craddock Jr.,  has performed at venues in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area including the Verizon Center, U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory, the National Harbor, and several concert series.  He has also performed alongside Grammy-nominated and Stellar Award-winning gospel artists Ben Tankard and Luther Barnes.  He can currently be found in concert throughout the D.C. Metro Area with his contemporary jazz group “Tony Craddock, Jr. & Cold Front”.

Cold Front Music, LLC was founded in 2011 as a way to combine Tony Craddock, Jr.’s passions for music, weather and faith.  Cold Front Music is an independent record label, music enterprise and brand that connects weather and life through music by sharing with people the symbolic relationships that weather has with their everyday lives.

Tony has co-produced and released two successful albums on the Cold Front Music label, both of which are on Pandora Radio.  Convection (2013) features award-winning contemporary jazz guitarist Ken Navarro, while Christmas in the Air (2011) was featured on The Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8s” holiday playlist.  Cold Front Music is also home to the inspirational jazz group Tony Craddock, Jr. & Cold Front.  

Tony has been blessed to perform at venues in the Washington D.C. Metro Area such as Blues Alley, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory, National Harbor, and several churches. More details here

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He has collaborated with many musicians, including Fela Kuti,Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Sly and Robbie. In 1998 he recored the album CubAfrica with Cuban artist Eliades Ochoa. 

His Soul Makossa is often considered the first disco record (Jones and Kantonen, 1999). Prominent and loved by his country, he just celebrated his 50th musical anniversary in Cameroon, where he was greatly supported by the wife of the president of Cameroon.

Manu Dibango was the sole African who exposed African traditional music to the western world. His style took the world by storm when the American superstar, Michael Jackson took Manu's Soul Makossa which featured in Jackson's album in You wanna be startin' Something. This same hit today vibrates the music chart which featuresAkon. Obviously, Jackson lost the suit and had to pay the African Saxophonist for Damage. He has influenced many musicians around the world... Click for more details

OLAYIMIKA COLE

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"A song about love infused with vintage elements of film noir which hauntingly captures the turning pages of love through time, with melting chocolate".

CLICK HERE TO WATCH:  CHOCOLATE BOY

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Original Music by Olayimika Cole
Written, Directed and Produced by Olayimika Cole/L'Ife Productions
Cinematography, Lighting and Technical Producing by Todd Starr of Starrmaker Films.  It's so nice you'll have to watch it twice!!
 
Vocals/Composer: Olayimika Cole
Piano, Arranger : Allyn Johnson
Bass: Herman Burney

Buy the single on iTunes

Copyright 2015 Olayimika Cole/L'Ife Productions www.olajazz.com

 

Hi George:

It was such a pleasure to see you in DC last year!

Just wanted you to know that I finally got around to adding a Tribute Page to Sweet Poppa Lou’s website. As you know, his 89th birthday is on November 1, so thought you and others might want to post a message. He’s still not online, but I print what I can for him and he gets a big kick out of reading fan mail and other info. Click to sign his Tribute Page. www.loudonaldson.com


Feel free to share with others.

Warmest regards,

Carol

Business Representative
LOU DONALDSON QUARTET
Carol@LouDonaldson.com

LOU DONALDSON JAZZ & BLUES ♫
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Award Winning Saxophonist

A Honorary Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

A Variety of programs focusing on jazz in the metro area
Produced by Michael Bailey & Fred Foss

 Now on air in the Washington, DC Metro Region!

"Enlightening, Educational and Entertaining..."
“Jazz Encounters: Jazz Live Studio Sessions” is one hour jazz music performance television program featuring live jazz ensembles, interviews and historical video "classic clips" spotlighting the masters of  Jazz music.  The program highlights musicians, vocalists and venues in the Washington, DC metro region. Jazz Encounters was created to ensure jazz music's culture, history, and legacy will never be forgotten, as well as promote it so the genre will thrive in the future.

 

ARMAND NTEP

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

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Impacting the World,
Myrna Clayton inspires audiences 

through the
Power of LOVE!

Myrna Clayton

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Audiences around the world acclaim the dynamic entertainment found in every show featuring The Songbird Myrna Clayton!  Myrna’s flawless onstage presentation is unpretentious, full of love, and has lots of energy – Singing – Dancing – and Audience Participation!  Myrna shares her amazing singing gift through Live music to all that care to hear and receive her imparted love! Capturing the hearts of every audience she touches around the globe, The Songbird is a refreshing performer for all eyes to see, every ear to indulge and each age to enjoy. Singing to intimate packs or crowds of tens of thousands, they all stand up to recognize this true entertainer by shouting encore! Read more...

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BOB MURAD

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

Bob Murad is an American Pianist/Composer who has performed as both a leader and sideman in numerous  Jazz venues throughout Washington DC, New York State and the Midwest with prominent Jazz artists including Gary Bartz, Butch Warren, JR Monterose, Frank Morgan, Ralph Peterson Jr, Nick Brignola, Fred Foss, Webster Young, Mike Bowie, Eric Allen, James King, Kenny Rittenhouse, Antonio Parker, Jeff Marx, Lyle Link, Luis Faife and Steve Novosel.

  Venues he’s performed in include Washington DC’s Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns (DC), Twins Jazz (DC),  The Firefly (Ann Arbor, MI), The Tralfamadore Concert Hall (Buffalo, NY).

     He currently resides in Washington, DC where he  performs, composes and teaches Jazz Piano and Improvisation privately.

 In the early 80s Bob moved from Albany, NY to New York City where he studied piano intensively with the great multi-instrumentalist, Arthur Rhames He also studied with Jazz  pianist John Esposito and classical pianists Regis Benoit and Andre Gribou.  He credits Rhames, Esposito and saxophonist J.R Monterose as artists whose work on and off the bandstand influenced and inspired his musical journey.

     Bob moved from NYC to the Washington, DC area, leading a trio from  1989 - 1995   performing original compositions and his arrangements of selected Jazz Classics  in prominent Mid-Atlantic Jazz venues.  

   He worked in the Kenny Rittenhouse Quartet and the Ralph Peterson Trumpet band. He also frequently shared the bandstand with  acclaimed musicians  Jeff Antoniuk, Paul Carr, Rob Holmes, Chris Bacas, Donvonte McCoy, Jc Jefferson Jr, Harold Summey and Lennie Robinson.

   His musical association with saxophonist Luis Faife began in 2006 and has continued with performances at Bohemian Caverns and HR-57. He features Faife’s playing on his debut CD Bob Murad: The Observer on the Sunjump Records label.

Contact for bookings: bmurad@verizon.net 202 468-1772


(CD audio clips & downloads available)

www.bobmuradmusic.com

“Murad’s debut CD presents an uplifting musical program. His original compositions are both an homage to the Bluenote classic tradition and a forward looking gesture displaying a high level of originality, skill and confidence.  He’s supported by a superb cast of widely acclaimed  “A-list” musicians.  A fresh voice deserving wider recognition.” ~~~Benito Gonzalez, June 2015

Goree' Senegal Concert de Jazz de Wallace Roney

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Multidimensional scene as the headliner of the 23rd edition of the International Jazz Festival of St. Louis, offered yesterday in the final day of the event, in the presence of the sponsor Mamadou Ndiaye Diagna and SEM ZUMWALT, Ambassador US Senegal. The quintet opened its rich and diverse musical journey with the voices and instruments of children troop military academy of St. Louis Charles Ntchororé. Then he added more spice to the sauce, inviting the percussion group saint-Louisian Ngeweul Gui, led by the talented Khadim Niang. Several distant sounds, but reconciled and combined harmoniously sewn through a unique musical style. One way to magnify the universality of music and a way to prove that the power of culture lies in its diversity. The genius WALLACE RONEY video. Look

Goree' Senegal Concert de Jazz de Wallace Roney

WALLACE RONEY

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

The Legacy Continues! Revolutionizing Jazz! The Wallace Roney Group fresh off tour with sold out performances in Senegal, Vienna, Tbilisi Georgia, Germany, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Cape Town & Johannesburgh South Africa, Atlanta GA, Williamstown College and Scullers Jazz Club Boston MA.

Wallace Roney - Ben Solomon 

Lonnie Plaxico - Lenny White

Highlights! Goree' Senegal Concert de Jazz de Wallace Roney International Jazz Festival of St. Louis

JOE CHAMBERS

 

"The Sentiquential Musician, Composer, Arranger of Modern Times"

 

JOE CHAMBERS

Composer, Arranger, Drummer, pianist, and vibraphonist

Joe Chambers the Sentiquential Musician, Composer, Arranger of Modern Times....

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

Distinguished Music Professor

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Available for Bookings, Tours, Festivals, Concerts, Workshops,

Motion Picture, Television sound tracks,  Orchestra & Symphony scores and more...

 I'm most appreciative of this very comprehensive "blog', put together by the very talented Mr. George V. Johnson Jr. In fact, it is more than a "blog" to me; it almost reads like my professional life history in music. It is very thorough, and professional. I recommend every musician, who is interested in marketing, and promoting him or herself, contact Mr. Johnson and the Washington D.C. Jazz Network.

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"THE MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY OF JOE CHAMBERS"

Join the Washington DC Jazz Network you'll love it here~~~Joe Chambers

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The Washington DC Jazz Network is both a growing social network and a network filled with traveling musicians, booking agents, promoters, clubs, festivals, record company executives as well as jazz fans around the world.

It's one of the best places to advertise, and offers a much targeted audience profile as well as reaching high volumes of people in one place over a set period of time. One thing you can count on is each year, the Washington DC Jazz Network is about building relationships and making sure that attendees support the businesses that support us.

Become a member as we build a "Jazz Empire" and Celebrate our 6th Year Anniversary. Journey with us into a world of jazz networking - Exploring America's Classical Music, "So Called JAZZ", it's African American Heritage, Legacy, Roots.  Our goal is to provide a platform to bring together jazz enthusiasts from all over the world!

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João Barradas, 1st Place Winner Madeinnyintljazz Competition accepts Cantamessa Jewelry Award made from white gold, yellow and black diamonds (worth 15k).

Register your video today! This could be you! Madeinnyjazz Intljazz Competition. Perform with the Made In New York All-Stars. Contestants from around the world. Portugal, Spain, Greece, Russia, USA, France, Italy and more.

We have 7 different categories to enter, so every musician is likely to find something to their taste. Enter now! Get the most views before DEADLINE October 28, 2016. This could be your ticket to stardom

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WALLACE RONEY

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Spread the word! The Legacy Continues! Coming to a City Near You! Revolutionizing Jazz with New Sounds!! The Wallace Roney Group fresh off tour with sold out performances in Vienna, Tbilisi Georgia, Germany, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Cape Town & Johannesburgh South Africa, Atlanta GA, Williamstown College and Scullers Jazz Club Boston Mass.

Highlights! Goree' Senegal Concert de Jazz de Wallace Roney International Jazz Festival of St. Louis

Available for bookings:

www.wallaceroney.com

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Reginal Cyntje

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

Jegna School of Music Startup

GO FUND ME

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Two shows
Sunday 9:00am - 10:00am
Sunday 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Joe Chambers 

Composer, Arranger, Drummer, pianist, and vibraphonist

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The Musical Biography of Joe Chambers

Exploring America's Classical Music "JAZZ"

It's African Heritage,

Legacy & Roots

Don't miss Chloe Arnold & Maud Arnold

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I think the idea is now for blacks to write about the history of our music. It's time for that, because whites have been doing it all the time. 

N.E.A. JAZZ MASTER

Dizzy Gillespie

Honorary Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

Rankin Chapel

Howard University April Jazz Appreciation Month 2015 Schedule

George, thank you and thank GOD for blessing you with insight to create WDCJN!   The Network has been my connection to the greatest Jazz Legends alive today and Emerging Jazz Icons.  Many of whom I've met and collaborated with over the last 3 yrs after our introduction.  Its a Wonderful thing when Creativity collides with History, Experience and Cosmic Energy and that's exactly the vortex you've created with the WDCJN.  Keep letting your light Shine Brother,......... Keep letting it SHINE~~~Lou

John Hicks

December 21, 1941 – May 10, 2006

 

WAYNE LINSEY

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

The Washington DC Jazz Network welcomes the phenomenal multi-instrumentalist WAYNE LINSEY, to the family. Currently the pianist on American Idol.(Shadd Piano). Has performed with Whitney Houston, Earth Wind & Fire, Baby Face, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Chaka Kahn, Nancy Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige, Ray Charles, Lionel Richie, Halle Berry, Frankie Beverly, Wayne Brady Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah Winfrey Show, Steve Harvey, Arsenio Hall Show and the list goes on.

JAZZAlive

Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival

The Article "Modern Drummer Magazine" Refused to Publish

Alfred Nobel and the invention of the microphone. 

By Paquito D'Rivera

HAVANA CUBA

I strongly believe that technology is here to help the art form, not to overwhelm it, but tragically, with a very few, each day more and more scarce exceptions, the invention of the microphone, that is credited to the German Emile Berliner in 1876

Read more here...

Jimmy Heath

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

Aug 29, 1920 – Mar 12, 1955, also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird"

"The Art of Jazz Vocalese"

Bill Henderson
SENOR BLUES
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Inspiration for improvisers


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East River Jazz is a “Jazz in the ‘Hoods” Partner of

The 2016  DC Jazz Festival

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Little Jimmy Scott

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Jimmy Heath
Diz to Today
By Dan Ouellette
The amiable 90-year-old saxophonist, educator, NEA Jazz Master, big band leader and elder statesman in the Heath Brothers group is optimistic about the future of jazz as he keeps “the continuum” going.

Enjoy the music...

VOICE OF THE SAXOPHONE

Read more about Jimmy Heath

Joe Chambers

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

Clave de Bembe

Arranged by Joe Chambers

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"Jazz Avenues"

STEVE MONROE

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

(Eastcoast)

'Blues 2 Jazz"

ROBERT CARMACK

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

"Hipsters Corner"

Social Media & Entertainment Consultant (Westcoast)

DAPS GEORGE V. JOHNSON!! JAZZ VOCALIST ON THE MOVE APRIL 25, 2014 HIPSTER SANCTUARY

Music Historian
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Real Jazz
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"First Lady of Flute"

The Legacy Continues

SiFu Derek Johnson

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"A SONG OF LOVE AND KINDNESS"

GARY BARTZ "COLTRANE WARRIORS

Barney McAll, Greg Bandy, James King and Gary Bartz ©Alan Nahigian

Yaacov Mayman

"A Night In Tunsia" 

featuring...

George V Johnson Jr

Benny Sharoni

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

Benny Sharoni, an Israeli-born, Boston-based tenor saxophonist, can energize even the largest, most lackluster venue with his big-toned sound and ebullient phrasing, packed with intense emotion and spirituality, a vibrant hybrid of the hip and the holy."

First Wooden Clock by: BENJAMIN BANNEKER 

Using as a model a pocket watch he had borrowed from a merchant or traveler, Banneker carved wooden replicas of each piece and used the parts to make a clock that struck hourly. He completed the clock in 1753, at the age of 21. Due to its precision (it struck every hour, on the hour, and continued to do so nearly forty years) the clock brought fame to young Banneker. Thus he began a watch and clock repair business. The clock continued to work until his death. Read more....

JAZZ & POETRY FESTIVAL

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2015 LAKE ARBOR JAZZ FESTIVAL
LAKE ARBOR COMMUNITY CENTER GROUNDS
MITCHELLVILLE, MD

A name doesn't make the music. It's just called that to differentiate it from other types of music. 
ART BLAKEY
Pyramids and Sphinx (Horemakhet) at Giza and much, much more...
Notice the resemblence! Who are we? Why did they destroy our Pyramids?


Put it this way: Jazz is a good barometer of freedom… In its beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people say it is the only unhampered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country.~~~Duke Ellington

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MASTER CLASS

Live Interviews

 

"MOMENTS NOTICE"

His sounds were mellow soft and warm...

You'll feel his spirit hum a long...

John Coltrane, played love and magic....

Listen to the message of his song ~~~

Lyrics by: George V Johnson Jr


JAZZ FASHIONS

For me, music and life are all about style~~~Miles Davis

 

Cock your hat - angles are attitudes~~Frank Sinatra 

 

 

A different type of church
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Here's to life~~~Shirley Horn

 

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A Honorary  Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
Introducing
"The One and Only"
A Honorary  Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
In The Beginning...
"The Pigfoot Jazz Workshop 1974"
John Malachi
Introducing the One & Only
"YOUR MAJESTY"
George V Johnson Jr
"Passing the torch 1977"
The Father of the Art of Jazz Vocalese
Historic 16 sound bite...
One of my students from Washington DC......
GEORGE V JOHNSON 
"Ladies and Gentlemen
The One and Only"
GEORGE V JOHNSON 
August 3, 1985
Eddie Jefferson's Birthday
Grant's Tomb
JazzMobile
 
N.E.A. Jazz Master
Grammy Award Winner
Live @ the...
BOHEMIAN CAVERNS
"Now's The Time"
Performing Charlie Parker's complete solo Note for Note!
N.E.A. Jazz Master

 

Say Benny.. I penned lyrics to the "Blues March" about 30 years ago and I've never sang them in public.... Oh YEAH!  Let's do them...
N.E.A. Jazz Master
Say! George, do the the "Gingerbread Boy". Don't sing the lyrics, just scat on it!
N.E.A. Jazz Master

"My Little Suede Shoes"
"The Big Chief of The Congo Square Nation"
MOMENTS NOTICE!
Grammy Award Winner
Happy Birthday!
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artist of the week

 

November 5, 2012

JEANNE GIES 

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

w/ Master Guitarist

HAROLD ALDEN

 

 

New York Post observes that he is "...one of the very finest young guitarists working today." 

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I fully endorse this institution  "The Washington DC Jazz Network" and encourage anyone that is fond of Jazz to visit the Washington D.C. Jazz Network; today and become a member or make a donation to a worthy cause.

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The W.D.C.J.N. is now internationally reaching Jazz musician, enthusiasts and aficionados, promoters, festivals of Jazz around the world. A real eye opener for people researching the history and present day development an evolution of America’s only original art form and historical legacy.

I fully endorse this institution and encourage anyone that is fond of Jazz to visit the Washington D.C. Jazz Network; today and become a member or make a donation to a worthy cause.

Sincerely!!!

Maxwell Price
Belgium

 

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