Tuesday, 4 June, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 0 comments
8.30 - 11.00pm
£6 on the door

Born in Vancouver, Canada 1982, Jay took up the trumpet at 11 years of age. At 15 he became the youngest artist to lead his own band at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Keen to develop his career further, Jay moved to London at the age of 17 where he immediately attracted the attention of Gary Crosby who engaged him as a dep for Jazz Jamaica All Stars and Nu Troop. In 2002 Gary offered him a place in the core band of Tomorrow's Warriors. Formerly co-frontman of the much admired band Empirical, Jay is a featured member of Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co and has performed with Andrew Hill, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Brown, George Benson and Hugh Masakela.

Red Hook Jazz Festival 2013 - June 9 and June 16 - Jazz is Alive in Brooklyn!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 0 comments

big bang productions presents the RED HOOK JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 on two consecutive Sundays, June 9 and June 16 2013 in the Urban Meadow.
Celebrating its sixth installment, this year's Red Hook Jazz Festival line-up features some of the world's most forward-thinking jazz musicians and composers playing today, with a focus on female artists and drummers, featuring the vocalist Fay Victor, the pianist Kris Davis, and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Allison Miller (in both categories!), Clarence Penn, Mike Pride, Mark Feber, Willie Martinez, Ted Poor, and Tom Rainey.
Highlights of horn players are: Seamus Blake, Ralph Alessi, Tony Malaby, Jon Irabagon, Loren Stillman, and Adam Kolker. Other well players include bassists Ben Street, Chris Lightcap, Drew Gress and Ken Filiano, guitarist Adam Rogers, Nate Radley and Paul Kogut, piano players Gary Versace and James Carney and many other accomplished musicians. 
The Red Hook Jazz Festival prides itself on being a homegrown jazz festival featuring an amazing line-up of mostly local talent. Where other festivals rely on corporate sponsorships and donations, the RHJF is an all-volunteer event proud to support a wide variety of superb figures in New York City and Brooklyn jazz, both young and old. The RHJF has truly developed a tradition of presenting great music with a laid back vibe, an outdoor setting, and a strong family-friendly focus, while striving to develop the next generation of jazz audiences.  For a taste of what the RHJF is all about see the great piece about last year's RHJF from the New York Times here.
This year the RHJF is proud to announce a grant award from the Brooklyn Arts Council as well as continued support from our local sponsor, the House of Pizza & Calzone, and the Urban Meadow, the venue of RHJF shows since 2008. 
Both days start at 1pm and end at 6pm. Entrance is $10 per adult/children attend free. The Urban Meadow is located at the corner of President & Van Brunt Streets in Brooklyn, NY.  Click here for the full event schedule and here for directions to the Urban Meadow.

For up to date announcements on the RHJF, visit: Facebook.com/RedHookJazzFestival
For more information about the Red Hook Jazz Festival and/or big bang productions, please contact Mike Golub at: 917-751-9347 or golub.mike@gmail.com.

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Business Jazz – 25th May 2013 – The Visual Podcast

Sunday, May 26, 2013 0 comments

TOPICS THIS WEEK: Risk, Experimentation and Change


Part of running a business and being an entrepreneur is trying new things.

We're all about connecting with our community on this podcast. We think the most successful businesses are the ones that engage well with their target market. They build communities.

In this week's episode, we talk about changing the podcast to allow us to engage better and more directly with our listeners. In fact, we're thinking about how you can participate in the actual recording of the podcast. One way of doing that is using Google+.

Our conversation leads us to discuss how audiences and companies find each other and how they build relationships. Rather than trying to please everyone all of the time, the better strategy is to please a smaller subset of people who really get your business.

That involves taking a leap of faith. Risk is part of finding your true audience.

The video




Links to people and things we mention

Chris Brogan

New rallying point


You are a big part of the story of this podcast. We'd like you to be an even bigger part of it. To help with that, and to help us have discussions about being genuinely attractive in business, we've established a LinkedIn group. Please knock on the door and we'll let you in.

Country tally


Our confirmed country tally as of this week is: 8.

We know we have listeners in Canada, Ireland, the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Croatia, Serbia and India. If you live in a country not on this list, please let us know. We're working on an interactive Business Jazz listeners map, which we hope to launch soon.

Listening to the podcast


You can listen to this week's podcast using the player at the top of the post or download it directly here: Business Jazz – 25th May, 2013.

We're also in iTunes. We'd love it if you subscribed or left some feedback.


Business Jazz Players


This podcast is a collaboration of people dotted around the world. Most of us have never met each other. It's quite a story and it's still evolving. 
If you'd like to read what's happened so far, you'll find it here: Our Story.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 0 comments
8.30 - 11.00pm
£5 on the door

Clive Fenner Quartet

Clive is committed to swinging and exciting jazz and likes to bring in influences from his different musical experiences. For more than 10 years he has been resident drummer at The East Side Jazz Club in East London where he has supported many of the countries top jazz musicians including Kenny Wheeler, Peter King, John Etheridge, Alan Barnes, Jean Toussaint and Tony Coe. He started playing in blues, pop and jazz-rock bands supporting groups including Fleetwood Mac, Free and The Nice, but always had a love of jazz since first hearing “ Straight No Chaser” in his early teens. He studied and became good friends with top American drummer Clifford Jarvis ( Freddie Hubbard, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders) and Britains premier drum teacher Bob Armstrong. As well as organising the East Side Jazz Club he is founder and Director of ‘Jazzsummerschool’ which offers jazz courses in France and Cuban music courses in Havana Cuba. The Quartet’s first CD, recorded live in the club and aptly named ‘Get It!’ will be available this evening.

Business Jazz – 20th May 2013 – LegoMan, Storytelling and Being Human

Monday, May 20, 2013 0 comments

TOPICS THIS WEEK: Storytelling, SOBCon, Social Media Camp, Customer Experience, Customer Clarity


What is your customer's experience?

Jane attended the recent SOBCon event in Chicago. This year's theme was exactly that and she reports back on some of the things she learned and taught about customer experience.

You'll also be introduced to LegoMan.

Jane was also a speaker at Social Media Camp, Canada's biggest social media conference. You'll hear how she hosted a Google+ hangout with participants from around the world. Jane even made the evening news in Canada.


Links to people and things we mention


SOBCon
Social Media Camp
Phil Sorrell's Social Hiking Podcast
David Bailey - An Englishman in the Balkans
Maaike van Dijk - Bokkers/Comma-M (Dutch)
April Ennis
Marti Konstant
Greg McQueen
Chris Brogan

New rallying point


You are a big part of the story of this podcast. We'd like you to be an even bigger part of it. To help with that, and to help us have discussions about being genuinely attractive in business, we've established a LinkedIn group. Please knock on the door and we'll let you in.

Country tally


Our confirmed country tally as of this week is: 8.

We know we have listeners in Canada, Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, India, Croatia, Serbia and India. If you live in a country not on this list, please let us know. We're working on an interactive Business Jazz listeners map, which we hope to launch soon.

Listening to the podcast


You can listen to this week's podcast using the player at the top of the post or download it directly here: Business Jazz – 20th May, 2013.

We're also in iTunes. We'd love it if you subscribed or left some feedback.


Business Jazz Players


This podcast is a collaboration of people dotted around the world. Most of us have never met each other. It's quite a story and it's still evolving. 
If you'd like to read what's happened so far, you'll find it here: Our Story.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 0 comments
8.30 - 11.00pm
£5 on the door

Born in Liverpool in 1950. Tim gave up a career as a barrister in 1976 to give his full commitment to playing and writing music. In the 70s he toured with Ian Carr’s Nucleus and Graham Collier Music and with the groundbreaking big band Loose Tubes in the 80s. 2009 finds him as the first ever musician Artist in Residence at Tate Britain to research and compose music in response to the work of JMW Turner. "Whitehead has a highly personal, always gorgeous sound on tenor and an infinite vocabulary - in a country of fine saxophonists he is one of the finest" - Peter Bacon, Jazz CD of the Week, Birmingham Post. "For my money, the finest tenor player in Britain today'' - Andy Hamilton, Jazz Review.

Business Jazz – 12th May 2013 – Bad Service, Dead Cats and Dead Websites

Sunday, May 12, 2013 0 comments

TOPICS THIS WEEK: Customer Service

In this episode, we get into a conversation about customer service.

Roger's website was recently killed stone dead by a rogue squirrelly bracket ({). Unfortunately, the web hosting company didn't make tackling this issue very simple. Listener Dean Read also has a sorry story to tell about replacing a wheel on his car.

Jane relates a story from the other side of the spectrum. Her experience of WestJet. Which prompts Roger to retell a story he heard once heard from the remarkable Dinah Liversidge.

Links to people and things we mention


Chris Brogan
Dean Read
Dinah Liversidge

New rallying point


You are a big part of the story of this podcast. We'd like you to be an even bigger part of it. To help with that, and to help us have discussions about being genuinely attractive in business, we've established a LinkedIn group. Please knock on the door and we'll let you in.

Country tally

Our confirmed country tally as of this week is: 8.

We know we have listeners in Canada, Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, India, Croatia, Serbia and India. If you live in a country not on this list, please let us know. We're working on an interactive Business Jazz listeners map, which we hope to launch soon.

Listening to the podcast


You can listen to this week's podcast using the player at the top of the post or download it directly here: Business Jazz – 12th May, 2013.

We're also in iTunes. We'd love it if you subscribed or left some feedback.


Business Jazz Players


This podcast is a collaboration of people dotted around the world. Most of us have never met each other. It's quite a story and it's still evolving. 
If you'd like to read what's happened so far, you'll find it here: Our Story.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 0 comments
8.30 - 11.00pm
£5 on the door

"Christian Brewer’s alto sound is light - though he can dig in when needed - and he is a remarkably fluent and craftsmanlike improviser. Though fresh ideas flow inexorably, Brewer is not tempted to waste notes despite his fluency, so that there’s a real sense of purpose about his work." - Peter Martin, Jazz UK (reviewing Cristian's CD 'Seesaw'). “Brewer and his precocious colleagues deliver a joyful brand of British neo-bop that swings with power, fluency and confidence” - Jack Massarick, London Evening Standard.

Business Jazz – 4th May 2013 – Fear

Saturday, May 4, 2013 0 comments

TOPICS THIS WEEK: Fear, Firewalking, The Flinch by Julien Smith, SOBCon, Social Media Camp

Fear is a powerful hurdle we all have to overcome in life. Often, the fear wins out and we don't negotiate the hurdle. Our lives end up poorer for it. We don't progress.

So what can we do to overcome this fear? We discuss solutions ranging from fire walking to smashing plates.

Fear is also a great ingredient in the story of our business. Admitting the fears we have and the hurdles we have to overcome, along with our doubts, makes us human. It makes it easy for others to connect with what we want to achieve. They start rooting for us and following our story.

Brian Moore of Peak Potential at one of his firewalking events. By the way, that's concentration on his face, rather than pain © 2012 Roger Overall

Links to people and things we mention


Chris Brogan
Social Media Camp
SOBCon
Brian Moore, Peak Potential
The Flinch/Julien Smith

New rallying point


You are a big part of the story of this podcast. We'd like you to be an even bigger part of it. To help with that, and to help us have discussions about being genuinely attractive in business, we've established a LinkedIn group. Please knock on the door and we'll let you in.

Country tally

Our confirmed country tally as of this week is: 8.

We know we have listeners in Canada, Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, India, Croatia, Serbia and India. If you live in a country not on this list, please let us know. We're working on an interactive Business Jazz listeners map, which we hope to launch soon.

Listening to the podcast


You can listen to this week's podcast using the player at the top of the post or download it directly here: Business Jazz – 4th May, 2013.

We're also in iTunes. We'd love it if you subscribed or left some feedback.


Business Jazz Players


This podcast is a collaboration of people dotted around the world. Most of us have never met each other. It's quite a story and it's still evolving. 
If you'd like to read what's happened so far, you'll find it here: Our Story.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 0 comments
8.30 - 11.00pm
£6 on the door

A rare opportunity to see one of the club's most popular performers - multi-award winning sax man Alan Barnes together with celebrated singer Tina May.
Born in Gloucester and spending her student days in Paris, award winning jazz vocalist Tina has recorded numerous CDs both as a leader and a guest. In 2004 Tina completed recording with legendry pianist Ray Bryant and a host of New York jazz players. These sessions at the Rudy Van Gelder studio's were released on 'Tina May sings the Ray Bryant Song Book'. "For musical taste, delicacy of interpretation and presentational flair Tina May has always been a hard act to follow. She is also completely at home in jazz, which isn't as common among high-profile singers as you might think" - Dave Gelly, Observer.
The raconteur and ever affable Alan Barnes has enjoyed a prolific career, playing and recording for many bands as well as dominating the British Jazz Awards over the years. "Alan Barnes is the most reliably entertaining, multi-skilled reed virtuoso on the UK scene" - John Fordham, Guardian.