[Dixielandjazz] Open Sky Jazz

Jerry Gordon jerrygordon at juno.com
Tue Dec 13 09:09:28 PST 2005

This is an email I just received:

The Independent Ear is a fascinating new feature of the
www.OpenSkyJazz.com web site.  The Independent Ear focuses on recommended
recordings from the vast universe of independent jazz and related
recordings, including CDs and DVDs.  Today¹s digital technology -- plus
major label¹s abdicating their responsibility to the music ­ has enabled
and forced a growing legion of artists to record and distribute their own
product, and encouraged numerous small independent labels into the game .

Bringing over 30 years experience in print, radio & TV jazz media, plus
curating, producing, and presenting live jazz events, and managing
programs, Willard Jenkins contributes his keen insights to this universe
of independent jazz recordings.  His unique perspectives will not only
include capsule viewpoints on the music but also on such marketplace
essentials as user and consumer accessibility, and packaging information.
 Future issues will focus on jazz festivals and other vital jazz issues
of the day.

Visit The Independent Ear @ www.OpenSkyJazz.com for a rare perspective on
the growing universe of independent jazz records.

Contact: Willard at openskyjazz.com 

There doesn't seem to be a lot of OKOM, but maybe if you musicians send
in your stuff, you can tip the scales a little.

Jerry Gordon, Troy, NY - Web master for

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