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I'd like to thank G.V.J. for all this fantastic work, postings and interviews, footage, space, love, and criticism he has done for all of us!!!

I thank you George from the bottom of my heart, just remember there are some folks that want to do more to help you, but just need to find the time. I'm sure that with all these networks up and running no one wants you to fold or throw them off, especially now in the time of peace, giving and a new chance to get better as we all move on in life.

But I inderstand all the frustration and disappointment because you are not alone with that either! My faith and guidance is from a Higher Power and I fight each day to stay positive, up and motivated, but we need a real community and it takes a group consciousness to make this happen. I wish us all the very best and the wisdom and knowledge to support each other verbally as amuch as possible, it can save our lifes!

Ronnie Burrage performed with Duke Ellington while only 9 years old.

Peace & Love,


Ronnie Burrage

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Frank Morgan with Ronnie Burrage
Wayne Shorter w/ Ronnie Burrage, Larry Coryell, Jim Beard, Jeff Andrews
Woody Shaw, Joe Farrell, Jean Adler, Neil Swainson, Ronnie Burrage
Joe Zawinul Syndicate, Ronnie Burrage, Gerald Veasley,
Amit Chatterjee, Arto Tuncboyaciyan - Isreal




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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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The WDCJN supports the AAJC Motto
"WORKING TOGETHER WORKS"


First I'd like send a special thanks to all who have contributed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

We need a domino effect from all members of the Washington DC Jazz Network. Ten dollars is not a lot, but people have got to want to do it. What would cause or motivate YOU to donate online?


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The Washington DC Jazz Network was created to inspire and help the jazz community. The dollars raised will be used for a special event to sponsor yours truly to travel to Egypt, the cradle of civilization
"Early Dynastic Egypt" for historical purpses.

MY STRATEGY:

One of the key ingredients to be successful in the music and arts community is advertisment and word of mouth.

For each member of the WDCJN who gives $50.00 or more I will design you a state of the art blog with pictures, video links and music for your engagement or venue and eblast out to the network jazz community of over 1,500 fans. Approximately 500 or more visits per day on the main page is great visibility! When promoting your events this it's very helpful. Do the math... This is a one time offer, which can be great when promoting your events and music products. We all know the cost of designing and email blasts. Yes, it can be very, very expensive. Each member who gives $10.00 or more will listed as contributors with a link in email blast of future events
.

PRESERVING THE JAZZ LEGACY

Jazz is an art form which has its origins, spiritual, heritage and cultural roots in Africa, African American communities and the African Diaspora.


As a performing artist this experience of visiting "EGYPT" the cradle of civilization will enable me to strengthen my creative and professional development as a writer to inspire ideas and material for a New CD. "Down By the River East of the Village"

I pledge to continue my work to maintain the aesthetic integrity, heritage, legacy and historical facts germane to the music to further jazz education. The Washington DC Jazz Network is my gift to the world and I hope that each of you that visit will find it educational as well as entertaining. I am very excited about the journey and hope that you will make a contribution to make this historical visit to the cradle of civilization a reality. Give the Gift of Love! I need your support....

Your Brother in Jazz..

Sincerely,

GEORGE V JOHNSON JR

Executive Director
Washington DC Jazz Network
wdcjn@hotmail.com
georgevjohnsonjr@hotmail.com

A $300.00 DEPOSIT IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY. MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TODAY OR SPONSOR THE ENTIRE TRIP !

Total amount needed to be raised $5,000.00 to cover all expenses during the 9 day adventure.

Click the PAY PAL to give the GIFT of love

Official PayPal Seal



Mail Checks or Money Orders to:
GEORGE V JOHNSON JR
9949 Campus Way South
Largo, MD 20774




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NKECHI TAIFA, ESQ
Biography
(202) 641-6605
WWW.LEGACYEMPOWERMENT.COM
(Legacy Travel Site)

An Experience of a Lifetime.


Click this link: EGYPTIAN LEGACY & ROYAL NILE CRUISE 9 days, departing June 23, 2910.

This is an Appeal to all 870 members and friends to make $10 or more contribution to send George V Johnson Jr our Executive Director of the Washington DC Jazz Network a well deserved and starvin' jazz artist on a Trip to Egypt up the Nile River for historical research .

The Washington DC Jazz Network is one of the finest Jazz sites on the internet. All created and maintained daily by George himself. He has been very helpful to many careers by posting blogs, sending thousands of email blast free of charge, featuring deserving artist and keeping us informed of many important events over the past year. This is very important for the artist and the venue. It's makes a difference. So, give the gift of love...

A $300.00 DEPOSIT IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TODAY!

Total amount needed to be raised $5,000.00 to cover all expenses during the 9 day adventure.


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JANUARY 30, 2010

THE BIDDING WAR HAS BEGUN. MAKE YOUR BID TODAY!
BE THE FIRST TO MAKE A PLEDGE OR SPONSOR THE ENTIRE TRIP.
Any amount is appreciated.


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George has been so selfless and giving. We all need to give back as well. I pledge a $50 contribution to help send George to Egypt. Who will join in matching that? I challenge 50 people to make a $50.00 match. Please don't hesitate. Give today! Let's see how fast he can raise several thousand dollars from his Jazz Network. Mr. Johnson your Gift has been sent.~~~Nkechi

A $300.00 DEPOSIT IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY.
PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TODAY
OR SPONSOR THE ENTIRE TRIP


Click the PAY PAL to give the GIFT of love

Official PayPal Seal


Mail Checks or Money Orders to:
GEORGE V JOHNSON JR
9949 Campus Way South
Largo, MD 20774

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Total amount raised $110.00 January 7th
Total amount raised $40.00 January 8th
Total amount raised $20 January 9th
Total amount raised $50.00 January 10th
Total amount raised $10.00 January 11th
Total amount raisded $10.00 January 14th
GRAND TOTAL $240.00

A $300.00 DEPOSIT IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY.
PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TODAY
OR SPONSOR THE ENTIRE TRIP





George, The money is in your account! Glad I could help;
Thu, 7 Jan 2010
Fabulous Website! Can not even imagine effort that has gone into creation of this site. Outrageous!
Former educator & Organist Hammond B3.~~~ Tom Pass, Trenton, NJ/Little River, SC

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I got your email appeal for $10 toward your trip to Egypt.
Very timely. as I have royalties for you from the Jazz Phrassing book.
Check is in the mail. Keep up the great work
Thu, 7 Jan 2010
Don and Maureen Sickler, Second Floor Music


Hello George, I have sent a gift for your trip to Egypt. It's in your account. I wish it could have been more, but I have been out of work for a year and I have had to cut my donations list drastically. I hope you make your goal and enjoy the trip. Fri. Jan 8

I enjoy listening to your site.

Toni "Seeing Hawk" Parker-Johnson


You've got the money and it's pleasure..
Fri, 8 Jan 2010

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



MALCOM YOUNG
Sat Jan 09
Nkechi- Can you put me down for a $20 contribution to George Johnson's cruise and I'll stop by next time I'm in D. C. Musicians don't get back what they give in money and the idea that a good one really wants to make this trip appeals. Wish I could do more, maybe a later installment.



Carlos T. Laguana
January 8 at 5:16pm
You got it! Buddy!
I'll mail out my contribution ASAP!
Good Luck!
Carlos from Guam


George,
You've got money! Jan 10, 2010
I'm glad to help out. Thank you for all you do and being about the music I love.
BirdTrane~~~Tony Addison

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George, You've got the money!
Jan 11, 2010
Keep up the great work at the Network

Edward Dawley
University French professor
Language / Foreign Study
American University



Barnes and Noble




George, the check is in the mail.
Jan 14, 2010
Best Wishes
Plan to keep sing and swinging until the end of time. It's a joy.

Nici Mathis
Singer/bandleader





A $300.00 DEPOSIT IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY.
PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TODAY
OR SPONSOR THE ENTIRE TRIP


Click the PAY PAL to give the GIFT of love

Official PayPal Seal


Mail Checks or Money Orders to:
GEORGE V JOHNSON JR
9949 Campus Way South
Largo, MD 20774



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PRESERVING THE JAZZ LEGACY

Jazz is an art form which has its origins, spiritual, heritage and cultural roots in Africa, African American communities and the African Diaspora.

As a performing artist this experience of visiting "EGYPT" the cradle of civilization will enable me to strengthen my creative and professional development as a writer to inspire ideas and material for a New CD. "Down By the River East of the Village"


I pledge to continue my work to maintain the aesthetic integrity, heritage, legacy and historical facts germane to the music to further jazz education. The Washington DC Jazz Network is my gift to the world and I hope that each of you that visit will find it educational as well as entertaining. I am very excited about the journey and hope that you will make a contribution to make this Dream of a Lifetime a reality. Give the Gift of Love! I need your support....

Your Brother in Jazz..

Sincerely,

GEORGE V JOHNSON JR

Executive Director
Washington DC Jazz Network
wdcjn@hotmail.com
georgevjohnsonjr@hotmail.com

EGYPTIAN LEGACY AND ROYAL NILE CRUISE! 9 days, departing June 23, 2910.

Click this link: EGYPTIAN LEGACY & ROYAL NILE CRUISE
RSVP Today call Dr. Nkechi Taifa, Esq (202) 641-6605 All-Inclusive nine day Trip of a Lifetime to experience the mysteries and splendor of the Egyptian past

$1,399 Tour & Cruise per person / double occupancy
1,049 airfare per person estimated, Washington, DC to Cairo
350 air port taxes, per person approximate
199 roundtrip domestic flight Cairo/Luxor, per person, estimated

Any other interested members and friends interested in going on the adventure
Click here to see more details


Type: Trips - Group Trip
Network: Global
Start Time: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 8:00am
End Time: Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 8:00pm
Location: North Africa

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The name of the ship is Jaz Legacy! The stars have aligned. We were able to negotiate to have our Nile cruise booked on the Legacy!

Please let me know if the Washington DC Jazz Network recommended you.



All-Inclusive nine day Trip of a Lifetime to experience the mysteries and splendor of the Egyptian past. Arriving in Cairo, excursion Includes luxurious 4 day Royal Cruise (5 star) up the Nile River.


We will board the brand new luxurious five star JAZ LEGACY Cruise Ship, sailing the legendary Nile River to Upper Egypt's Nubia, stopping at Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, and Elephantine Island.

In these locales we will witness the sacred sites of the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus (Heru), Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, the Temple of Sebek, and the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddesses Isis (Auset) and Hathor (Het Heru).

SPACE IS LIMITED - All-inclusive package: Roundtrip air (choose your departure city); domestic flight inside Egypt, 5 star hotel & cruise ship, transfers, sightseeing tour fees and guide, most meals, air-conditioned bus, free cell phone with local SIM card & more. $300 deposit holds your space / payment plan for balance available.

$1,399 Tour & Cruise per person / double occupancy
1,049 airfare per person estimated, Washington, DC to Cairo
350 air port taxes, per person approximate
199 roundtrip domestic flight Cairo/Luxor, per person, estimated

Any other interested members interested in going on the adventure
Click here to see more details
Please let me know if the Washington DC Jazz Network recommended you.



A $300.00 DEPOSIT IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TODAY!


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JAZZ AVENUES
by Steve Monroe

NETWORKING FOR OUR HERITAGE:

The new Washington Jazz Network is the product of one of our area’s tireless promoters of the heritage, George V. Johnson Jr., whose network aims to help musicians, and the venues where they play and create a new worldwide community devoted to jazz.


Johnson, the vocalese master
who has performed with many of the greats like John Malachi, Eddie Jefferson, Keter Betts, Shirley Horn, James Moody, Lou Donaldson, Akiko Tsuruga, Fukushi Tainaka,
Pharoah Sanders, Buck Hill, Wallace Roney, John Hicks, Harold Mabern, Dr. Art Davis, Billy Higgins, George Coleman, Frank Foster, Barry Harris, Don Sickler, Ronnie Mathews, Frank Wess, Eric Alexander, Arnold Sterling, Donald Harrison, Semus Blake, Lonnie Plaxico, Rufus Reid, Idris Muhammad, Kurt Lightsey, Mulgrew Miller, Michel Petrucciani, Todd Coolman, Rene Rosses, Ray Drummond, Jimmy Cobb, Walter Booker, Clifford Jordan, Victor Lewis, and many others, said he started the site 'THE WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK on Christmas day 2008, as a place for musicians to meet and network; (Vocalese is the setting of lyrics to established jazz orchestral instrumentals.)

Members include, jazz lovers, musicians, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and many professional people from all over the world are coming to the site; said Johnson, who said the site had about 130 members in less than a month, with a 500 hundred visits to the site every day. I think soon it could be up to a thousand a day, as this network grows and word gets around, he said. Johnson added, I came up with the idea because (NING is a great platform for people to create their own social networks) gives us all the opportunity to use the Internet as a viral marketing tool.

We can share ideas, music, dialogue, forums, news and connect with musicians and other jazz enthusiasts with just one click of a button around the world in a matter of seconds. It puts us all on an equal playing field. United we stand while exploring the world of Jazz~~~JAZZ AVENUES






GEORGE V JOHNSON JR
Executive Director
Washington DC Jazz Network
wdcjn@hotmail.com

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ALL ABOUTJAZZ

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George V Johnson Jr "SO WHAT" Larry Ridley & Jazz Legacy Ensemble

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"GVJ My Little Suede Shoes" w/ Larry Riddley & Jazz Legacy Ense...


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Imagine listening to a seasoned jazz musician rip into a bebop solo so sizzling and smooth it makes your senses tingle. Close your eyes and play along. Try and picture the sweat bouncing off the performer like the notes that leap through the air. See if you can hear the mesmerizing melodies go up and down, bringing you through joy and sadness, taking your emotions on a sensory experience unlike any other. Now picture that musician and his beloved instrument: His voice. That's the art of vocalese, and that's what native D.C. son George V Johnson Jr. has been doing for over 40 years. Working as a performer, a D.C. Metrobus driver and a New Jersey train conductor at different times throughout his life, Johnson's latest work has taken the form of pedagogy. He has become a teacher and mentor to both aspiring and established vocalists from around the area, and most recently he has lent his years of experience and talent to AU, leading the AU jazz vocal ensemble. `~~By Ben Lozovsky




Interview with Dr. Barry Harris RESCHEDULED 3RD WEEK OF JANUARY

BARRY HARRIS IS IN DETROIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Interview with Dr. Barry Harris RESCHEDULED 3RD WEEK OF JANUARY

BARRY HARRIS IS IN DETROIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Exploring America's Classical Music with the Great piano virtuoso Dr. Barry Harris"
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
"The George V Johnson Jr Show"



BARRY HARRIS' is an Internationally renowned Jazz Pianist, Composer and Teacher. Dr. Harris is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Northwestern University. He has received the Living Jazz Legacy award from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Association, and an American Jazz Masters Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, Dr. Harris received the Manhattan Borough President Award for Excellence. This award was given for recognition of his devoted public service and in honor of excellence in the field of music. He received the 1999 Mentor award for his work with youngsters at the Manhattan Country School in NYC. See blog for more details, pictures, bio and videos




CO-HOST

LARRY RIDLEY
Executive Director
AFRICAN AMERICAN JAZZ CAUCUS
212-979-0304

African American Jazz Caucus Official Website



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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

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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

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Joe Chambers

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Clave de Bembe

Arranged by Joe Chambers

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stevemonroe1

"Jazz Avenues"

STEVE MONROE

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(Eastcoast)

'Blues 2 Jazz"

ROBERT CARMACK

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"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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(Eastcoast)
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Real Jazz
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"First Lady of Flute"

The Legacy Continues

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Jazz Promo Services

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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."


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

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The Eddie Jefferson School of Bop

 

 

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