WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK

YOUR SOURCE OF JAZZ AND MORE IN WASHINGTON DC AND THE WORLD

The Legendary NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath "I WALKED WITH GIANTS" Available in Book Stores & Online. Order your copy Today!

 

Advocate for Preserving America's Classical Music, "JAZZ",

it's African American Heritage, Roots and Legacy!

Blog by:  George V Johnson Jr

 

MAIN PAGE

Photobucket

 

 

 

Photobucket

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

REMEMBER TO PAUSE MUSIC PLAYER WHEN VIEWING VIDEOS

 

 

Photobucket

 

 

“All I can say is, if you know Jimmy Heath, you know Bop.”~~~Dizzy Gillespie

Photobucket

“Trane was always high on Jimmy’s playing and so was I. Plus, he was a very hip dude to be with, funny and clean and very intelligent. Jimmy is one of the thoroughbreds.” — Miles Davis

 

 

 Photobucket

 
GVJ and Jimmy Heath @ Kennedy Center "Tribute to Ella"

George V Johnson Jr has really done a work of art here...

I've been in the business for over 65 years and I've never seen anything like this..
The Washington DC Jazz Network will be written down in history as the "Best Jazz Site" on the Internet.
So glad I'm a Member ..
Everywhere I travel I tell folks about this wonderful site. I am very proud of his accomplishments as a performer and his dedication to America's Classical Music "JAZZ". I really look forward to his blogs and emails everyday. Unbelievable!!!     Everyone please support the Washington DC Jazz Network. Become a member or renew your membership~~~Jimmy Heath

 


 


 
 

 

Listen Here

 

THE GEORGE V JOHNSON JR SHOW

Join us in the Chatroom

www.blogtalkradio.com/george-v-johnson-jr

Toll Free Guest call-in number: (347) 637-3988


CO-HOST LARRY RIDLEY

Executive Director

AFRICAN AMERICAN JAZZ CAUCUS

212-979-0304

"WORKING TOGETHER WORKS"

 

Photobucket

 

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren, foreword by Bill Cosby, introduction by Wynton Marsalis "I have long admired Jimmy's passion heard so clearly in his music; he is a soulful musician and a consummate educator. In these pages he gives a new voice to his love of life and music. He once told Dr. Camille Cosby that ‘our history is a mystery,’ so here he pulls back the veil and sets forth a wonderful collection of reminiscences culled from a long life of accumulated wisdom."
Photobucket
—Nancy Wilson, song stylist
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
Composer of more than 100 jazz pieces, three-time Grammy nominee, and performer on more than 125 albums, saxophonist Jimmy Heath has earned a place of honor in the history of jazz. Over his long career, Heath knew many jazz giants, such as Charlie Parker, and played with other innovators, including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and especially Dizzy Gillespie. Along the way, Heath won both their respect and their friendship. In this extraordinary autobiography, the legendary Heath creates a “dialogue” with musicians and family members. As in jazz, where improvisation by one performer prompts another to riff on the same theme, I Walked with Giants juxtaposes Heath’s account of his life and career with recollections from jazz giants about life on the road and making music on the world’s stages. His memories of playing with his equally legendary brothers, Percy and Albert (aka “Tootie”), dovetail with their recollections. Heath reminisces about a South Philadelphia home filled with music and a close-knit family that hosted musicians performing in the city’s then thriving jazz scene. Milt Jackson recalls, “I went to their house for dinner. . . . Jimmy’s father put Charlie Parker records on and told everybody that we had to be quiet till dinner because he had Bird on. . . . When I [went] to Philly, I’d always go to their house.” Today Heath performs, composes, and works as a music educator and arranger. By turns funny, poignant, and extremely candid, Heath’s story captures the rhythms of a life in jazz.

 

For over 60 years, the legendary Heath Brothers have been synonymous with great jazz. Endurance is their first CD since the passing of their beloved brother, legendary bassist Percy Heath. “The Philly dynasty [of the Heath Brothers] is what you want to hear—family values with fire, yet cooler than cool.” — Village Voice “The Heaths of Philadelphia are true jazz blue-bloods, [but] it’s when these elder statesmen get together that they become rambunctious, playful kids, making mischief in bebop’s backyard.” — Newsday “Keeping the swing faith with a time-honored groove.” — Chicago Tribune “One looks for good news anywhere lately, and the bass and drum-playing Heath Brothers alone—with cleanly articulated, deep, rich bass notes and an easy, funky swing—can supply it.” — Ben Ratliff, New York Times

 

 

National Endowment for the Arts Announces the 2010 NEA Jazz Masters

 

 

2010 NEA Jazz Masters photo by Frank Stewart Chairman Rocco Landesman, Yusef Lateef, Cedar Walton, George Avakian, Muhal Richard Abrams, Bill Holman, Kenny Barron, Annie Ross, Bobby Hutcherson

 

 photo by Frank Stewart 1st row: George Avakian, James Moody, Gerald Wilson, Candido Camero, Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath, Joe Wilder, Chico Hamilton, Roy Haynes 2nd row: Cedar Walton, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Muhal Richard Abrams, Billy Taylor, Kenny Barron, Ramsey Lewis, George Wein, Tom McIntosh, Frank Wess, Annie Ross 3rd row: Gunther Schuller, Yusef Lateff, David Baker, Dan Morgenstern, Paquito D'Rivera, Buddy De Franco, Bill Holman, Lee Konitz, Bobby Hutcherson, Jimmy Cobb, Randy Weston

 

 

 

Young Jimmy James Edward Heath (born October 25, 1926), nicknamed Little Bird, is an American jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger. He is the brother of bassist Percy Heath and drummer Albert Heath. Read more click here Wikipedia

(Percy Heath/bass

and Tootie Heath/drums),

and is the father of Mtume. He has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the last 50 years,

from Howard McGhee,

Dizzy Gillespie,

John Coltrane

The Gingerbread Boy and Miles Davis to

Wynton Marsalis. In 1948 at the age of 21, he performed in the First International Jazz Festival in Paris with

Howard McGhee

sharing the stage with Coleman Hawkins,

Slam Stewart,

and Erroll Garner.

One of Heath’s earliest big bands (1947-1948) in Philadelphia included John Coltrane,

Benny Golson, Specs Wright,

Billy Strayhorn
 
 

Johnny Coles
 

Ray Bryant,

and Nelson Boyd. Charlie Parker

and Max Roach sat in on one occasion.

During his career, Jimmy Heath has performed on more than 100 record albums including seven with The Heath Brothers and twelve as a leader. Jimmy has also written more than 125 compositions,

many of which have become jazz standards and have been recorded by other artists including

Art Farmer,

Cannonball Adderley

Clark Terry, Photobucket Chet Baker,

Jimmy Heath, Milton Jackson, Benny Powell, Joe Newman

Miles Davis,

James Moody,

Milt Jackson,

Ahmad Jamal,

Ray Charles,

Dizzy Gillespie

J.J Johnson and

Dexter Gordon. Jimmy has also composed extended works - seven suites and two string quartets - and he premiered his first symphonic work, “Three Ears,”
in 1988 at Queens College (CUNY) with Maurice Peress conducting.

After having just concluded eleven years as Professor of Music at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, Heath maintains an extensive performance schedule and continues to conduct workshops and clinics throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada.

He has also taught jazz studies at Jazzmobile,

Photobucket
and The New School for Social Research.

In October 1997, two of his former students, trumpeters Darren Barrett and

Diego Urcola, placed first and second in the
Photobucket
 Heath’s enduring dedication to jazz as well as his musicianship prompted the following tributes:
Photobucket
 
“All I can say is, if you know Jimmy Heath, you know Bop.” — Dizzy Gillespie Photobucket
 
“Trane was always high on Jimmy’s playing and so was I. Plus, he was a very hip dude to be with, funny and clean and very intelligent. Jimmy is one of the thoroughbreds.” — Miles Davis

“My pick from the world’s talent would be Diz as leader, John Lewis or Hank Jones on piano, Ray Brown bass, Milt Jackson vibes, Jimmy Heath tenor, and Sonny Stitt alto.” — Kenny Clarke

“I had met Jimmy Heath, who - besides being a wonderful saxophonist - understood a lot about musical construction. I joined his group in Philadelphia in 1948. We were very much alike in our feeling, phrasing and a whole lot of other ways. Our musical appetites were the same. We used to practice together, and he would write out some of the things we were interested in. We would take things from records and digest them. In this way, we learned about the techniques being used by writers and arrangers.” — John Coltrane, Downbeat, 1960 CLICK FOR CAREER HIGHLIGHTSDISCOGRAPHY ARRANGEMENTS PHOTO GALLERY Read More... Look Inside This Book I Walked With Giants: The Autobiography Of Jimmy Heath
 
 

The Heath Brothers, James Moody Quartet featuring George V Johnson Jr, Harold Mabern, Todd Coolman & Eddie Gladden. A Live New Years Celebration Broadcast Coast to Coast 1985.

 

 

Photographer 

 
 

Jimmy Heath  & The Jazz Scatter

Surprise guest George V Johnson Jr

"GINGERBREAD BOY"

DC Jazz Festival 2011

Bohemian Caverns

 August 3, 1985 Jazz Mobile, NYC Eddie Jefferson's Birthday
STOP! While I tell the Story about James Moody...
Opening line from the LP "The Birdland Story"
By George V Johnson Jr. May 5, 1995 I first met James Moody at a tribute to the late
Eddie Jefferson at Carnegie Hall, NYC back in 1979.
A few months early Eddie was tragically killed while leaving "Baker's Keyboard Lounge" in Detroit, Michigan.
 

 

 

You can not afford to miss this Trane! Annual John Coltrane Jazz Festival

 

Rosalind A Plummer, Attorney & Cultural Advocate with George V Johnson Jr @ The Tranestop www.thetranestop.org ADVERTISEMENT AVAILABLE - PROMOTE YOUR MUSIC PRODUCTS, VENUES AND CONCERTS HERE - SPECIAL RATES FOR MEMBERS - JOIN TODAY! - LET THE WDCJN CREATE YOUR BLOG & EMAIL BLAST TO THOUSANDS - WINTER SPECIAL - CALL FOR INQUIRIES 240.694.7560
 

  

 

Views: 1341

Comment

You need to be a member of WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK to add comments!

Join WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK

Comment by WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK on February 3, 2010 at 1:11pm


ELLA!


PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

Performers included Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, whose Dear Ella was praised as a loving rendition of the songstress's music; Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer, whose past Kennedy Center performances have been jazz faves; and Al Jarreau, a Kennedy Center Living Jazz Legend, Grammy-winning jazz vocalist, and R&B and pop crossover artist. All backed by the big sound of the Dizzy Gillespie™ All-Star Big Band with Antonio Hart, music director, and pianist Cyrus Chestnut, this is a night Ella herself would have been proud to witness..
Comment by WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK on February 3, 2010 at 1:09pm
Photobucket
Photobucket

Photobucket




Hey G - What an unbelievable honor to interview a Jazz Legend like Mr. Jimmy Heath. I must say that as a Jazz newbie, I found the repertoire of this iconic family truly astounding. Thanks for taking the time to share the richness of Jazz and the beauty of this artist with me through this GREAT STATION and without being condescending. I listened to Mr. Heath's 1972 album "Gap Sealer" and fell in love with "Angel Man"...I was hooked ! I have been searching out more and more of his works and those of his brothers, but I am extreamly partial to VINYL and as long as the penny stays balanced on the diamond tip I'm stay with it ...hahahaa!

Your Interview was a blast...this gentleman still retains his musician's "swagga". He also completely DISPELS that old myth that "..people who can't do - teach" I would listen to him teach any day of the week. I guest that the students of Berklee College Concert Jazz Orchestra, as well as those from the University of Cincinnati feel likewise. I found excerpts of his activities there a treat for my ears (and my toes).

Mr. Heath shared with you valuable memories of playing among the greats in a most whimsical yet poignant manner. Oh, to be there when he shared his horn with BIRD or played with Ella or swung with Dizzy or heard the tap of the Count's baton....wow! I read his book "I walked with Giants" w/ Joseph McClarin. I wish more parents could be as forward thinking and encouraging as his. Wow...a living room filled with aspiring musical geniuses...all with the unwavering support of encouraging parents. I wish that for all our kids, not just a lucky few. I think it would mean more to them then anyone could ever imagine.

Today just caught a brief conversation between Tavis Smiley, Cornel West & Mr. Jimmy Heath and I almost fell off my chair. Can you believe this wonderfully talented icon had those guys in stiches while quoting Rapper Ludacris...Ya gotta catch it. I was awe struck because it opened my eyes to one of the keys to his genius. Nothing is outside his grasp and he uses it all...that makes him exist OUTSIDE of TIME and I think that's essential to remaining in a creative flow

Be Blessed and Keep doin' what you were MADE to do...like the biblical servant entrusted with a number of talents, you have put yours to good use and increased their value, the MASTER is soon to return and you will have much to show Him and I know He will be well pleased. I just love the grove, appreciate the process, am challenged by its evolution and inclusive nature and continue to be in awe of its pioneers~~~Etta Kimbrough - Trenton NJ


George,

Thank you for your impressive E-mail message and the enclosed photographs. It was great meeting you and hearing you. Though you had a comforting job and an abundance of security as a conductor with The New Jersey Transit, it's obvious your heart lies within the existing realm of the music we lovingly call jazz. Few of us will ever get rich by engaging in this pursuit, but our hearts will be overrun with joy and satisfaction for having done it.

Time cannot be so cruel as to keep us apart indefinitely. So, onward and upward as we chase our dreams with a votive and determined effort, in spite of all else, with an inelluctable spirit of success concerning our proleptic tomorrows. We have no choice but to HIT IT over and over again at every opportunity as faithful visionaries letting no one or anything get in our way.

Noblesse Oblige,

Benny
Multi-talented-and internationally famous jazz legend, - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer


Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile






And I think you're kinda wonderful! May God Bless your giving heart. And thanks for all you do, not just for me, but all Jazz Musicians. All the best and Much love, Bobbi Humphrey - NYC (The first female to sign with Blue Note Records 1971)


You ARE the Man! :-) Hanging with the heavy hitters - just like yourself. I'm just glad to be in the number...knowing you! And that's the truth! :-) Hope to see you tomorrow. My daughter, Lauren is scheduled to sing "Cry Me A River" during the workshop at Duke Ellington Performing Art School conducted by Janis Segal and Roberta Gambarini. She's my girl - and an awesome talent! I have two great students who are singing as well. Keep up the great work George~~~Lori Anne Williams - Wash DC



Hey George, I've been listening to all your shows. The one with Jimmy Heath was beautiful. Keep up the great work. If you're in NYC I'm playing every Monday next month at Fat Cats and just booked a gig in Japan. Hope to see you soon. Take care~~~George Braith - Staten Island



Hey "G" I caught your radio show with Jimmy Heath yesterday, good stuff! JH and the Heath brothers are an important bridge as part of the continuing legacy of jazz into the twenty-first century. I plan to attend his book signing tomorrow.Thanks! Dennis Day - NYC



A Great interview Dad. All the young jazz musicians should listen. Thanks for turning me and my brothers on to James Moody, Lou Donaldson, Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders and The Heath Brothers. You've instilled so much music education in us throughout our lives. It's been a joy. I love you! Your son~~~Tahir Johnson - Wash DC



Awesome! Good to read you! Have a nice day GeoJo! ~~~Benichou Benghozi Marina Rachel - Ashdod, Israel



It was good seeing you at the Tribute to Ella on Sunday Night. Not only was the show simply delightful, but it was so great seeing old friends like, DeeDee, Jimmy, & Cyrus, Thanks George for all you do to keep JAZZ in the forefront and in our hearts and souls. Have a delightful day, from Delightful Debbie DuCre'

Photobucket




Hi George, I saw you at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, but could not get your attention. It really was a memorable evening. Keep up the great work. See you at the Mid-Atlantic Festival!~~~Jeannie Marshall - Wash DC



I have been so blessed to have Jimmy Heath as a friend and supporter along with his wife Mona. He is sooooooo HIP! Can't wait to read his book. Do it G~~~Tamm E Hunt - NYC


Photobucket


Wow, Jimmy Heath. I studied with him at the Jazz Mobile in Harlem when I graduated from Howard. He taught me jazz arranging/composing. Dig this, Frank Foster was my improve teacher there too. George, Keep up the great work~~~Howard Crawford - Pasadena CA



Mr. Johnson my name is Antoine Smith and I am a 17 year old indie jazz & other genre composer/artist for Turn On Records with Mr. Larry A. Russell, CEO, Eroica. I really dig your shows. I dropped another cd, DAYDREAM. Hoping for a slot! Let me know. Thanks...Antoine Smith



I love you shows. Will be checking them all out! ~~~Ask Lois Lane (Blogtalk host) - Miami

Badge

Loading…

George Johnson's joyful jazz is a lifetime in the making! by Mike West

Next in Line!

George V Johnson Jr

CEO & Founder

Washington DC Jazz Network
240.694.7560
Bandzoogle: band websites that work

 

Join The Movement

Charmaine Michelle

www.dcjazzfest.org

WILLIE JONES III QUINTET

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

www.bluesalley.com

Organized by:

Night Is Alive

Mike West
Jazz critic for Washington City Paper, the Washington PostJazzTimesDownbeat. I've written for Bandcamp. WAMU's Bandwidth and served as a board member of the Jazz Journalists Association.
I love DC jazz!
Support the Network that Supports You!
This Site was created December 25, 2009 by George V Johnson Jr
page visitor counter

www.johncoltrane.com

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

www.madeinnyjazz.com


Members Only!

 

5,000 to 50,000

240.694.7560

Miles Davis

KEEPING PEOPLE CONNECTED AROUND THE WORLD. Telling it like it is !

 


ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

WALLACE RONEY

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

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

Click below

Reginal Cyntje

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

Jegna School of Music Startup

GO FUND ME

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
Two shows
Sunday 9:00am - 10:00am
Sunday 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Joe Chambers 

Composer, Arranger, Drummer, pianist, and vibraphonist

Click here

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

Members of the Washington DC Jazz Network


www.dctapfest.com

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
.

Inspiration for improvisers


202.396.3520

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

The 2016  DC Jazz Festival

www.eastriverjazz.net

Little Jimmy Scott

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

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

Read more...

stevemonroe1

"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
Producer of the CBCF Jazz Forum
(Eastcoast)
Mark Ruffin
Real Jazz
Sirus XM Radio
"First Lady of Flute"

The Legacy Continues

SiFu Derek Johnson

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

Jazz Promo Services

Jim Ego

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

ART OF COOL FESTIVAL 2014

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

"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

bannekermemorial.org


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

JOHN COLTRANE

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
Straight Ahead Live Jazz
Every Friday 6-9pm

"JAZZ MINISTRY"

"It's the best deal in town"

Bring the family * Spread the word * Let's celebrate!

Dick Smith

Executive Producer

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF

 

 

 

RSVP Today!

Howard Alden & Jeanne Gies

Here's to life~~~Shirley Horn

 

"For the Love of Abbey"

Free track here

 

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!
N.E.A. Jazz Master
A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
 
I love the Washington DC Jazz Network! 
I love you too....
Cynthia Holiday
Cosmic Band - Mothership
Live at the Blue Whale

SONNY ROLLINS

www.bannekermemorial.org
.

 
 
 
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." 

More Info Here

 
 
  

 
The Legendary Jimmy Heath Autobiography "I WALKED WITH GIANTS" Available in Book Stores & Online. Order your copy Today!
 

 

 

October 29, 2012

MAXWELL PRICE
 
Present interest Jazz Sextet, performance and film, video, sound tracks, and music scores.
Available for Bookings, Tours, Festivals, Concerts, Workshops and more
 
My Testimony
.
W.D.C.J.N. is one of the first American Jazz Networks to embrace the remaining truly great Jazz legends of our times and upcoming Jazz greats through today’s social media. 

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  "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.

Sincerely!!!

Maxwell Price
Belgium
 
 
 

Nation's Highest
Honor in Jazz!!
 
lou donaldson

An Advocate for Preserving America's Classical Music, "JAZZ", it's African American Heritage, Roots & Legacy throughout the world!

George V Johnson, Jr

Executive Director & Founder
Washington DC Jazz Network

The George V Johnson Jr Show

 

The Eddie Jefferson School of Bop

 

 

Hello George, I am proud to be a member of the Washington DC Jazz Network (WDJN).
I am able to find out what's going on in town and on the east coast
and to network with other musicians. I get a lot of my news from the emails I receive from WJN.
I also would like to thank you for supporting the Jazz
program at Howard University in Washington, DC. Keep up the great work.~~~FRED IRBY

.
 .
Experience the Standard for Executive Education
 
Howard University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble will present it's Fall Concert @ Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel.


The guest soloist will be saxophonist Javon Jackson. Mr. Jackson is a veteran of the bands of Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones and Les McCann. There will also be a performance by AFRO BLUE, the award winning vocal jazz ensemble.
Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did~~~Duke Ellington
.

WATSON-JOHNSON
DANCE THEATRE

Trenton New Jersey's Premiere Dance Institution

 Presents

"NUTCRACKER CAFE' AU LAIT" Sat., Dec. 22, 2012 RSVP Today!

Bring the Entire Family!

Available for

Bookings & Tours

609.403.6070

Ms. Carol
Artistic Director Founder  Choreographer
B.F.A. Howard University 1980
A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

More details here

 

DC TAP FESTIVAL

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

Washington DC Jazz Network Welcomes

Public Service Announcements (PSA) on radio and television stations.

 Support the Network that Supports you!

 

 

W.D.C.J.N. is one of the first American Jazz Networks to embrace the remaining truly great Jazz legends of our times and upcoming Jazz great through today’s social media.
 
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

 

Carmelo Munet
Michelle Rosewoman
 
Greetings DC Family, I'll be appearing at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival with a host of other great musicians in February
See you there...
Keep Jazz Alive! 
.
 
 
 

TODAY!

  

 

 
Clubs, Festivals, Artist CD's, Events, Real Estate, Museums, Performing Arts, Workshops, Cruises, Fashions and more..
 
 
240.694.7560
 
Join the Phenomenal Legacy Empowerment CARIBBEAN CRUISE on the new Carnival Breeze Cruise Ship MAY 19 - May 25, 2013
 

A different type of church
Straight Ahead Live Jazz
Every Friday 6-9pm

"JAZZ MINISTRY"

"It's the best deal in town"

Bring the family * Spread the word * Let's celebrate!

Dick Smith

Executive Producer

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

CELEBRATING 13 YEARS OF
Site created
12-25-09

p>

Blog Posts

The Billy Jones Story: ...the times and travels of an american bluesman.

Posted by billy jones bluez on July 31, 2017 at 9:34pm 0 Comments

The Billy Jones Story:
...the times and travels of an american bluesman.
 
As we release our NEW cd:
Funky Blues & Southern Soul - volume 1…
Continue

The Billy Jones Story: ...the times and travels of an american bluesman.

Posted by billy jones bluez on July 31, 2017 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

The Billy Jones Story:
...the times and travels of an american bluesman.
 
As we release our NEW cd:
Funky Blues & Southern Soul - volume 1…
Continue

Funky Blues & Southern Soul - volume 1 ...enters the Living Blues Radio Charts at #6.

Posted by billy jones bluez on July 28, 2017 at 3:13pm 0 Comments

July 27th, 2017



Funky Blues & Southern Soul - volume 1

The Billy Jones Band

...enters the Living Blues Radio Charts at #6.

RADIO%20CHART%20July%202017.docx

The Billy Jones Band sends love &…

Continue

PiWreckz Talks The Game, How To Survive, NoMads, And More

Posted by Jessi winkler on July 12, 2017 at 4:38am 0 Comments

Local Lima, Ohio performer and artist PiWreckz stopped by The Wrap-Up…
Continue

Night Journey Rewind with Vocalist Clairdee

Posted by James Graves on July 8, 2017 at 11:51pm 0 Comments

http://nightjourneyrewind.com Podcast this week feature artist 7/9/17 Vocalist Clairdee

Happy 4th of July...!!!

Posted by Marta Graciela Bressi on July 4, 2017 at 10:56pm 0 Comments

  All Ffriends,…

Continue

Maj Strap/Young Maj Interview With The Wrap-Up Magazine

Posted by Jessi winkler on June 27, 2017 at 11:58pm 0 Comments

Lima, Ohio newest superstar of the music industry stop by The Wrap-Up Magazine for an exclusive interview with…
Continue

Free Music Submissions

Posted by Jessi winkler on June 20, 2017 at 5:16pm 0 Comments

Thank you for taking the time to submit your music to The Wrap…
Continue

Night Journey Rewind with Vocalist Yolandra Rhodes

Posted by James Graves on June 19, 2017 at 1:51pm 0 Comments

nightjourneyrewind.com podcast this feature artist 6/18/17 Vocalist Yolandra Rhodes

Night Journey Rewind with Saxophonist Lawrence Clark

Posted by James Graves on June 12, 2017 at 2:23pm 0 Comments

http://nightjourneyrewind.com podcast this weeks feature 6/11/17 artist sax player Lawrence Clark

Night Journey Rewind with Vocalist Tiffany Austin

Posted by James Graves on May 27, 2017 at 7:37pm 0 Comments

http://nightjourneyrewind.com Podcast this week feature artist Vocalist Tiffany Austin

night Journey Rewind revisit live performance with Bernard Ighner

Posted by James Graves on May 25, 2017 at 6:15pm 0 Comments

http://nightjourneyrewind.com Podcast feature artist vocalist Bernard Ighner live performance at the Classy Gourmet in LA 1990

Digital Series :Sample (2017) ¨¨ Satan at the gates¨

Posted by Marta Graciela Bressi on May 7, 2017 at 4:24am 0 Comments

Satan at the Gates ( difference Tools Dif.II Inv.polar II) Hard Light)…

Continue

#Nowplaying #Stream #TheVault 2 #Producer @ganstamarcus

Posted by Jessi winkler on May 2, 2017 at 9:35pm 0 Comments

The Vault 2 is a new music released produced by Gansta Marcus of Lima Ohio. It contains a group of talented artist who is trying to make their own sound. They…
Continue

Night Journey Rewind with Vibraphonist Terry Gibbs 2

Posted by James Graves on April 29, 2017 at 8:17pm 0 Comments

http://nightjourneyrewind.com Podcast feature artist this week 4/30/17 is Vibraphonist Terry Gibbs

night Journey Rewind with Director Spike Lee

Posted by James Graves on April 22, 2017 at 10:57pm 0 Comments

http://nightjourneyrewind.com Podcast this week feature artist Director Spike Lee  This interview was recorded in 1990 when the Movie Mo Better Blues was release.

Happy Easter

Posted by Marta Graciela Bressi on April 10, 2017 at 12:03am 0 Comments

My Friends.

¡ Happy Easter to and yours...

                                                                    …

Continue

© 2017   Created by WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service