Greenleaf, an independent music retailer with a special affinity for the jazz scene, maintains this blog that concentrates on celebrating the artists that make the music pop. Dave, the blog's writer, is himself an acclaimed composer and trumpeter. This makes his sympathy for the men and women behind the notes is all the more credible.
Do you know Toni Harper? Cab Calloway? How about Clifford Brown? True jazz fans and purists know these major figures by heart. If you're looking to earn your sea legs in the jazz scene, this is an essential site to bookmark and follow closely. Very frequently, blogger Marc composes a comprehensive and knowledge-packed post that will get you up to speed on familiarizing yourself with jazz's notable figures besides, for instance, Miles, Ella, and Billie.
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Quick quiz: Satchmo is the loving sobriquet for which jazz legend? You're right on the money if you answered Louis Armstrong. This blog is devoted to chronicling Armstrong's genius and prolific career right down to the minutiae of his musical catalogue. If you feel like Satchmo couldn't possibly provide enough fodder to generate an interesting and zest-filled blog page, you're one of this site's ideal readers.
What's the best city for jazz in the world? Chicago, San Francisco, and New York can all make impressively strong bids for the title. But a little town known as London also, surprisingly, has become a Mecca for legends and up-and-comers alike. LondonJazz will sway the naysayers into agreement that the Big Smoke's jazz scene is quite a big deal. Local musicians and concerts are rampantly spotlighted, as are the best players to hop into London for a gig or two.