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Jun 23
MartinT

 

Django Reinhardt

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is delighted to welcome world renowned jazz guitarist Martin Taylor to perform the music of Django Reinhardt, one of the most perennially popular figures in jazz, for three concerts in Scotland this September.

There is no guitarist on the world stage today more capable of evoking the spirit of Django’s ageless music than Martin Taylor. He connects the golden age of Parisian Swing to the present day through a discography full of authentic gypsy jazz; acclaimed recordings with his Spirit of Django ensembles; and his extraordinary eleven year partnership with Reinhardt’s closest musical collaborator, Stéphane Grappelli.

Reinhardt became world-famous for his delightfully idiosyncratic jazz music, his unique style and his sheer artistry. Long after his passing, Django remains a hero to guitarists everywhere, and his wonderfully evergreen music never fails to reach into our hearts and lift our spirits.

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Jun 16
ArtistWorks

bluegrass allstars live at rockygrass

Good News: We have some exclusive new videos for anyone in our bluegrass schools. It's the ArtistWorks Bluegrass All Stars performing live at RockyGrass 2016!

The two songs are played back to back: "The Puppy Belly Dance" and "Fox Chase". We also uploaded their performance of "State Line".  There's a fun impromptu dueling guitar portion between Michael Daves and Bryan Sutton in that one, very entertaining! After that Mike Block leads the gang in "Johnny B. Goode".  Next we have their performance of "Chief Sitting in the Rain". For anyone who plays mandolin, Mike Marshall teaches a great version of this in his school. 

You can find all this great exclusive content +Music section of the Learn area!

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Jun 12
ArtistWorks

Good News: we're making it easier for you earn more time on your account here with our new and improved Refer a Friend program. It's real simple, we'll add an extra month to your membership for every person you get to join ArtistWorks. They'll also get free month on their account too. Pretty good, right? 

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Here's how it works: just click on the Refer a Friend tab on the Dashboard which you'll see on the left hand side. This is where you can find your special link to send to your friends to sign up here. It doesn't matter which school they join, but they do need to use your link to complete the Refer a Friend process and get the extra month added. You can see how many free months you earn in the Refer a Friend area as well. You'll also get the new Refer a Friend badge!

The more friends you refer, the more free time you get here! 

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Jun 7
MartinT

I will be performing in Paris/Saint Ouen on Saturday June 10th with Didier Lockwood and Marcel Azzola at the Festival Jazz-Musette.

It would be great to say hi to any of my French students that plan coming along to the show.

Just let me know and I will arrange for us to meet.

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Jun 6
MartinT

Diersbach, Austria - Excellent weekend playing at the INNtöne Jazz Festival. I spent yesterday afternoon hanging out with the great George Freeman drinking coffee and eating Austrian cake... ah, this is the real jazz life!
At 90 years of age, George is living proof that playing music is good for you and keeps you young.
It was so good to chat with George and hear his stories about playing with Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Shirley Scott, and of course his nephew Chico Freeman.
Safe flight back to Chicago George, thanks for a great gig!

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