Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, 6 November, 2012

8.30 - 11.00pm
£5 on the door

Stan Sulzmann’s career stretches back to the 60’s, when as part of a uniquely talented crop of British musicians, he played with Graham Collier, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler and Gordon Beck as well as leading many groups of his own. Since that time Stan has been at the forefront of European contemporary jazz, his talents having been sought by a host of discerning musicians including Gil Evans, Mike Gibbs, Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland and Michael Brecker. Constantly in demand as a guest soloist, he has appeared with bands across Europe including the Hilversum Radio Orchestra, NDR Big Band (alongside Chet Baker), Hanover Radio Symphony Orchestra and the New York Composers Orchestra.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Business Jazz - 26th October 2012 - Being Brave


The number one thing that holds us back from achieving our goals, from grasping our full potential, is ourselves.

Instead of taking action, we wait.

We wait for the perceived risks to abate, the circumstances to change, more time to become available to us. We wait for the support of others.

We promise we'll leap into action as soon as we have more money, fewer commitments, clearer goals.

Nothing happens. Even when opportunity comes knocking. "I'm not quite ready," we reply.

Courage


This week, Paul and Roger discuss two emails - one from Chris Brogan, the other from AJ Leon.

Both highlight the need for you to be courageous.

They urge you to take action over finding excuses.

Chris and AJ want you to become the whole person you are capable of being.

They offer advice.

To listen to this week's episode, hit the play button on the embedded player at the top of this post. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

Help yourself


If you'd like to subscribe to Chris' emails, you find a place to sign up on his website.

If you're interested in The Impact Equation, the book he recently published with Julien Smith, you can find it on Amazon US and Amazon UK.

If you liked the sound of AJ Leon (and we think you probably do), you can connect with him at Pursuit of Everything.

Business Jazz Players


This podcast is a collaboration of people dotted around the world.

If you'd like to read our story so far, you'll find it here: Our Story. We've taken the liberty of adding AJ Leon.

PS - Would you like to hear more? We sometimes nearly always record an afters session on Audioboo. This is this week's:

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012


8.30 - 11.00pm
£6 on the door

Steve Fishwick is already a firm favourite here with his stylish and perfectly executed take on the classic hard bop sound. By the time Steve and his twin brother, drummer, Matt enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music in London at the age of eighteen, they had led their own group and were familiar faces on the Manchester jazz scene. He leads his own quartet and co-leads a quintet alongside saxophonist Osian Roberts, with whom he recorded an album in NYC with legendary American pianist Cedar Walton and bass great Peter Washington, released in September 2009. On the more commercial side he has performed with such stars as Kylie Minogue, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum and can be heard playing the jazz trumpet solos on the soundtrack to the British movie release 'Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll'. Steve has taught Trumpet at the International Summer Jazz Workshop in Prague for the past 3 years and is on the teaching faculty at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and London City University.

Monday, October 22, 2012

2012 Halloween Party and Parade Coming Up!

Looking forward to another fun Halloween on the Columbia Waterfront! Sunday, October 28, Mother Cabrini Playground, corner of President and Van Brunt 10 AM-12 PM.  There'll be an FDNY fire truck for kids to climb on, face painting by fantastic local resident Sharon Enlow, baked treats and Urban Meadow t-shirts for sale.  Our adorable costume parade led by the Underground Horns band starts around 11. This free event is organized by volunteers from the Urban Meadow.

Halloween Party Weather Update

Hurricane Sandy is on the way to New York City so if it has begun to rain tomorrow, Sunday, October 28, our Halloween Party and Parade will be canceled.  The best place for an update is our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/urbanmeadow




Friday, October 19, 2012

Business Jazz - 19th October 2012 - Keeping Ideas Alive


Ideas - we all have them. Some are fantastic, some less so. Most are never acted on.

In his latest email, Chris Brogan gives you seven steps to help you pick those ideas that are good for you and implement them. Paul and Roger discuss their own experiences of implementing ideas.

During the podcast, you'll hear occasional interference from someone's smartphone. Our apologies. The person responsible (Paul Roger) has been spoken to.

Our news


The podcast is available in iTunes now, making it easier to subscribe to.

If you listen to us on your Blackberry, we have you covered too. We've been accepted into the Blackberry catalogue.

Even better is that the cafe at the Blackrock Castle Observatory has given us our own table beside a fire. You can't imagine a more welcoming place, nor a better "studio" to record in.

The Business Jazz players

 

Business Jazz is a collaboration.

You, our listener, are the most important person.

Next is Chris Brogan. 

If you’d like to subscribe to Chris' email, you can do so by going here: ChrisBrogan.com. You’ll get a great insight into doing business the modern way - the human way.



This programme is produced and wrangled into shape by Mark Cotton. Connect with him via his About.me page. He's a great musician too. Just listen to this: Just Fontaine boo.



We record the show weekly at The Blackrock Castle Observatory Cafe. They always welcome us and our metres of cable with a smile. We pay for our own coffees. Just in case you think we get a kickback or anything. Not that we'd mind that. Not at all.



If you’d like to know more about Roger, he is here: The Digital Storyteller.



Prefer to connect with Paul? He's a ChangeAgent.

We’d love it if you engaged with us and told us what you think. Leave a comment here or find us on Twitter: @omaniblog (Paul) and @RogerOverall.

Thank you for listening.

The Business Jazz Band

PS - Would you like to hear more? We sometimes record an afters session on Audioboo. This is this week's:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012

8.30 - 11.00pm
£6 on the door

A real 'In demand' player and a truly nice guy to boot. Born 1964 in the Midlands to Jamaican parents and raised in South Yorkshire, Dennis cut his teeth at the age of 14 performing with the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association. He moved to London and began playing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the legendary all-black big band Jazz Warriors. A charismatic and energetic musician, composer and educator, well known on the British and international jazz scene, and celebrated for his versatility and unique approach to the underrated trombone. Dennis' group Badbone & Co walked off with the BBC's Jazz Award for Best Band 2006 and a year later Dennis achieved the British Jazz Award  in the trombone category. "..a groove-based brassman who seamlessly combines fluid improvising with the ability to kick the pulse of a band as irresistibly as a drummer"  - The Guardian.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Business Jazz - 12th October 2012 - Email Newsletters


Email newsletters can be great things, full of useful information that can help you achieve your goals. They can also be horrible pieces of writing aimed solely at your wallet rather than you.

In his own latest email missive, Chris Brogan discusses the right way to do things.



As an aside, you’ll have noticed the new logo for the podcast. Designed by Paul on a beach. Literally. The first draft was carved out in the sand.

 The second draft was crafted in Paul’s Moleskine. The third on Roger’s computer, and given the seal of approval over a gin and tonic.



A work in progress

Business Jazz is a collaboration.



If you’d like to subscribe to Chris Brogan’s email, you can do so by going here: ChrisBrogan.com. You’ll get a great insight into doing business the modern way - the human way.



This programme is produced and wrangled into shape by Mark Cotton. Connect with him via his About.me page. He's a great musician too. Just listen to this: Just Fontaine boo.



We record the show weekly at The Blackrock Castle Observatory Cafe. They always welcome us and our metres of cable with a smile. We pay for our own coffees. Just in case you think we get a kickback or anything. Not that we'd mind that. Not at all.



If you’d like to know more about Roger, he is here: The Digital Storyteller.



Paul is crafting something new, with a website to come, maybe as early as next week. Meanwhile, he’s @omaniblog on Twitter and he Audioboos too.



We’d love it if you connected with us and told us what you think. Leave a comment here or find us on Twitter: @omaniblog (Paul) and @RogerOverall.

Thank you for listening.

The Business Jazz Band

PS - Would you like to hear more? We sometimes record an afters session on Audioboo. This is this week's:

Business Jazz - 5th October 2012 - Lists

Welcome to episode two of the BusinessJazz podcast, or as Paul would say: the second pilot.

We’re making progress. This week we have an intro. We also have a producer.

Our producer is Mark Cotton, and he is so much more than that. He is a sound engineer, sounding board, musician, “stunt guitarist” (we haven’t asked), composer, wrangler, adviser and all-round solid human being. We don’t know where or how to start thanking Mark, whom serendipity placed in our path. Please check him out on his About.me page. On twitter he’s @mcfontaine.

We also have to say a big thank you to Sarah Langston, Mark’s partner, who has stepped in to record an intro while our voice artist recovers from an ill-fated encounter with some food. (Get well Jane). Sarah recorded our current voiceover with grace and elegance at short notice. You can find her on Twitter under the handle @misspheric.

Sarah and Mark bring the band of people associated with the production of this podcast to five, not counting ourselves. The others are Chris Brogan (our inspiration), Jane Boyd (our cheerleader, our rock), and James Macolgan (the man who thought of the podcast in the first place). We hope to add to this troupe.

Of course, there is a second group without whom we couldn’t do this. You. Thank you for letting us into your lives.

By the way, if you want your own copy of the emails written by Chris that we discuss in this podcast, please go to his website and sign up. He’s also at Human Business Works.

We’re working on some artwork for the podcast. Once we have it, we’ll push the programme to iTunes and the Blackberry and Zune libraries. You’ll be able to find us easier that way.

If you’d like to get in touch, we’d welcome feedback. You can reach us via Marketing Write Now (Paul) and The Digital Storyteller (Roger).

Thank you for listening.


The Business Jazz Band

PS - In the podcast, Paul mentions the Cluetrain Manifesto. You can find out more here: The Cluetrain Manifesto.

PPS - Would you like to hear more? We sometimes record an afters session on Audioboo. This is this week's:


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tuesday, 16 October, 2012

8.30 - 11.00pm
£5 on the door

“The tall, shaven-headed Damon Brown is a well-known figure in Europe, his trumpet and long-gauge flugelhorn a well-known and welcome sound in Paris, Barcelona and other jazz-friendly cities for years. Only back home in London is he taken for granted, a curious and regrettable state of affairs. On a good night he is one of the world's finest players, and last night was such a one. Fluent, impassioned and technically superb - unlike most of his rivals, including the highly-rated Kenny Wheeler, Guy Barker and Steve Fishwick, Damon never splits a note - he produced a series of swinging and shapely solos that had the crowded venue in the palm of his hand.” - Jack Massarik, London Evening Standard. Chris Eldred makes his East Side debut tonight. Chris held the piano chair in NYJO for 4 years.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012

8.30 - 11.00pm
£5 on the door

Stepney born, raised on the Isle of Wight, tenor saxophonist Mornington Lockett returned to London to attend the Guildhall School of Music. As a member of the Ronnie Scott Sextet, Mornington worked extensively in Britain and abroad. He has recorded albums with Ronnie Scott, guitarist Jim Mullen, drummer Martin Drew, jazz singers Sarah Jane Morris, Claire Martin and Ian Shaw and the rock band Oasis. In 2001 Mornington and the late Martin Drew formed the group 'Celebrating The Jazz Couriers', recreating the classic 1950s group which featured Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott. In 2004 the group disbanded, and reformed as the 'New Couriers' taking in the Tubby Hayes Quartet repertoire and also the compositions of the great British pianist and vibraphone player, Victor Feldman. "Saxophonist Mornington Lockett must be one of the most complete masters of the instrument alive today" - Dave Gelly, The Observer.