Monthly Archives: January 2017

Dancing to Jazz: How Do You Do It?

Dancing to Jazz: How Do You Do It?

Crowds all over jazz festivals seem to have inherent dance steps for jazz. They twirl in the middle of big canvas tents and couple-dancing on a plywood riser to the beautiful melodies of jazz.  Back in the early twentieth century, dancing to jazz would not have raised an eyebrow because it was the music. In 2017, however,

What Do Improvisation and Jazz Have to Do With One Another?

What Do Improvisation and Jazz Have to Do With One Another?

You may not think that something as melodic and harmonious as music has room for improvisation because everything sounds so well-put together, but the truth may surprise you. You sit at a small venue. Small stage, even smaller chairs. The lights dim and the spotlights illuminate the handful of players–each with their own instrument in

Robby Krieger Band Celebrates 50 Years of The Doors Music

5 Reasons to Get Your Child Involved in Music

The Doors are considered one of the greatest American rock-n-roll bands of all time, and their guitarist, Robby Krieger, celebrates 50 years of their great music.  Robert Alan Krieger, born January 8, 1946, in Los Angeles, California is a professional musical performer and is the guitarist from the Doors.  He is now celebrating 50 years of

LA LA LAND: A Review

LA LA LAND: A Review

Following up his extraordinary directorial debut, Damien Chazelle has once again delivered another jazz-heavy masterpiece. La La Land is a film that speaks about dreams and love in a way that very few seem to get right in the 21st century. While musicals are by no means my favorite, La La Land was the exception because

A Short Biography on Louis Armstrong (His Youth)

A Short Biography on Louis Armstrong (His Youth)

Jazz is one of the few music forms that is alive and when performed, transcends what we call “music.” And no one was better than one of its most notable figures: Louis Armstrong.  Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, into a poor family in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the grandson of slaves,

Holiday Traditions in the South

Holiday Traditions in the South

The south is riddled with traditions, and the holidays are no exception. There’s nothing like spending the holidays in the South, where the roots of the holiday spirit run deep. The American South was making the holidays merry long before it became the standard in other areas of the country. Alabama was the very first

The Grammys 2017: What You Need to Know

The Grammys 2017: What You Need to Know

The Grammys celebrate the best in music, do you know what you need to know for the Grammys 2017? When one speaks about the Grammys the first questions everyone asks are, “Who was nominated, for what, and why did they win?” But when it comes to the process of choosing the best artists, singles, and