My Exotic Other is an exciting world music ensemble led by saxophonist Paul Klemperer. Great dance rhythms mix with soaring melodies and original compositions to take audiences on a fresh musical journey. The sounds of My Exotic Other have cultural resonance, mixing traditional and popular styles from around the world. Bandleader Paul Klemperer calls it "world music with a jazz perspective."
Ruben Atlas brings the world premiere of his Jazz Film "Brother's Hypnotic" to SXSW next week. You have four chances to see the documentary and if you want to avoid the crowds downtown, there is a screening of the film on Tuesday March 12th at 9:30pm at the Alamo Draft House on Slaughter.
The Austin Jazz Workshop holds one fundraiser each year, and this year's will be next Wednesday evening at Trento Restaurant on Loop 360 and Westlake Drive, in west Austin. Trento is an intimate Italian restaurant with great food and service.
Austin has been waiting a long time for a jazz radio station. The Austin Jazz Alliance is taking the lead in responding to the needs of the local jazz community. Austin Jazz Alliance Radio launched quietly June 13, 2012. The Internet radio station features local jazz music of all styles from members of the Austin Jazz Alliance. In addition, the station will carry live jazz music from various venues around town as well as interviews with local jazz musicians.
The annual, highly popular Jazz in the 'Hoods performance series will once
again bring jazz to almost every Washington, D.C. neighborhood during the 8th
annual DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) from June 1-10. Presented by Events DC, Jazz
in the 'Hoods features more than 80 performances spread out over 10 days at
more than 50 museums, clubs, restaurants, hotels, and galleries across the
"The Jazz in the 'Hoods performance series is the perfect opportunity to
experience great jazz in some of D.C.'s favorite hangouts as well as new
During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born - one that was steeped in African and African-American styles - particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and '70s multicultural spiritualism.
At a time when schools are struggling financially and test results keep indicating that American middle school students are behind countries such as Finland, Poland, Hong Kong, Japan, and Canada in math and science, it is no wonder that many people are calling for schools to eliminate their music programs and concentrate on the core subjects.