[Dixielandjazz] JCJB at IAJE

Don Mopsick mophandl at landing.com
Fri Dec 16 09:30:21 PST 2005

Here's a copy of the press release that was sent this morning to about
6,000 folks. We recently switched over to the Intellicontact system,
(check out www.intellicontact.com) and it's working out very well for
us. It's for those that have a need to email a lot of people on a
regular basis. Our regular Jazz Me News monthly e-newsletter is
currently going out to about 42K. The price is very reasonable, and you
get a lot more features for the money than most every one else that does
this service.
To read the JMN archives, go to
Thanks to Tom Wiggins for help in getting our press release list
I haven't yet found out from The Powers That Be whether non-IAJE members
can get in to the concert. If so, will let you know. 
I understand that our part of the concert will last at least an hour, so
it's a pretty serious presence there for us.
For Immediate Release 
Contact: Jennifer Jensen
707 778 0339
jjensen at pvpmedia.net
2006 IAJE Conference Debuts Traditional Jazz with Performance by 
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band
NEW YORK, December 15, 2005 - The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, best known for
their work on Public Radio International's Riverwalk Jazz, takes center
stage at the 33rd Annual IAJE Conference in New York City. Masters of
the almost-lost art of collective improvisation, the ensemble featuring
Cullum's cornet, is the first-ever traditional jazz group to headline
for IAJE. Their high-energy performance blends traditional techniques
with the band's distinctive approach to tunes by Jelly Roll Morton, W.C.
Handy, Jimmy Noone and more. The band will perform Thursday, January
12th at 8:30PM on the main stage at the Hilton Towers.
This is the first time in its 33-year history that IAJE's conference has
chosen to showcase a traditional jazz ensemble during a primetime slot.
"The upcoming performance in New York is ground-breaking and long
overdue," says former IAJE President, Shelton Berg. "Traditional jazz is
at the core of the music, and should enjoy a much more prominent status
in jazz education. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band is the most dedicated,
authentic and swingin' group of its kind."
Bill McFarlin, Executive Director of IAJE notes: "The Jim Cullum Jazz
Band is one of the nation's premiere jazz ensembles. They have a strong
commitment to jazz history and exposing new audiences to the rich
tradition of classic jazz. Jim is passionate about educating younger
generations and is an important partner to the International Association
for Jazz Education. If you have a chance to catch them live, don't miss
The IAJE performance celebrates the February release of The Jim Cullum
Jazz Band's CD Chasin' the Blues from Riverwalk Jazz, Volume IX. Chasin'
the Blues, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band's long-awaited CD release, features
New Orleans vocalist Topsy Chapman, a member of the original Broadway
cast of One Mo' Time, and Duke Heitger - perhaps best known for his
trumpet work on the Squirrel Nut Zippers' million-selling "Hot." Chasin
the Blues captures the best blues-driven performances from the weekly
public radio broadcast series Riverwalk Jazz. The recording mixes blues,
Swing and collective improvisation to create the ultimate offering from
America's celebrated classic jazz ensemble.
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, a 7-piece acoustic jazz ensemble, is
recognized worldwide for its commitment to performing, promoting, and
preserving classic jazz with authenticity and integrity. Together for
over 40 years, with more than 45 recordings to its credit, the band
stars on Riverwalk Jazz, the nationally-broadcast public radio series
distributed by PRI, Public Radio International; and is also heard around
the world via XM Satellite Radio. For more information visit
Riverwalk Jazz documents the early history of America's classical music
- jazz. But more than offering extraordinary music, Riverwalk tells the
story of jazz, drawing on the resources of universities and libraries
around the country. Jazz scholars, archivists and collectors, along with
the legends of the music, all contribute to the Riverwalk broadcast
series with Grammy award-winning host David Holt. Some of the greats to
grace the Riverwalk broadcasts include Lionel Hampton, Vernel Bagneris,
Dick Hyman, Benny Carter, Duke Heitger, Sweets Edison, Doc Cheatham and
Topsy Chapman. Broadcast on more than 150 radio stations nationwide,
Riverwalk is San Antonio's own ambassador of culture and goodwill. It
brings the flavor of the city's historic "Riverwalk" to communities
throughout the United States. Riverwalk Jazz is a PVPMedia production
with funds provided by See's Candies and Mission Pharmacal.
Public Radio InternationalR (PRI) is public radio's leading source for
innovative programming and audio content. The Minneapolis-based network
provides over 400 hours of programming each week, content that is
broadcast and streamed online by its 731 public radio station affiliates
nationwide, which reach 32 million listeners each week. PRI owns Public
Interactive LLC, public broadcasting's leading Web services company. PRI
is also the managing partner of the satellite radio company American
Public Radio LLC, established with Chicago Public RadioR and WGBH Radio
Boston. PRI's cultural programming is available via XM Public Radio. Its
news and information programming is available via Sirius Satellite
Radio. For more information on PRI and its programs, visit the PRI
website at www.pri.org.
IAJE is the International Association for Jazz Education. Its mission is
to assure the continued worldwide growth and development of jazz and
jazz education. As a means of advancing its mission, IAJE initiates
programs which nurture and promote the understanding and appreciation of
jazz and its heritage, provide leadership to educators regarding
curricula, aesthetics and performance; assists teachers and
practitioners with information and resources; and takes an active part
in organizing clinics, festivals and symposia at local, regional,
national and international levels. This 33rd IAJE Annual Conference will
be held in New York City on January 11-14, 2006. Once again, the Hilton
New York and the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers will serve as
headquarters hotels for the conference. Located in the heart of midtown
Manhattan and New York's famed Theater District, this location will
provide convenient access to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller
Center, and the Museum of Modern Art. Recognized as the largest
gathering of the global jazz community, upwards of 7,000 educators,
musicians, record executives, exhibitors, media, and enthusiasts are
expected to attend.
Don Mopsick, Riverwalk Webmaster

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