[Dixielandjazz] JCJB at IAJE

Dave Gravatt dave at creolejazz.com
Fri Dec 16 09:47:28 PST 2005

Congratulations, Don and all the JCJB. Great article and exciting news about playing for IAJE. Way to go.


Dave Gravatt
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>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: Don Mopsick <mophandl at landing.com>
>  Subject: [Dixielandjazz] JCJB at IAJE
>  Sent: Dec 16 '05 11:30
>  To DJML:
>  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
>  http://www.riverwalk.org/JMN/jmn_index.htm
>  Thanks to Tom Wiggins for help in getting our press release list
>  together.
>  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.
>  mopo
>  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
>  it!"
>  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
>  www.riverwalk.org.
>  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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