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Apple Music's Apple Digital Masters Brings Studio Quality Sound to Streaming

Radio Facts:Apple Music revealed that it has been slowly rolling out Apple Digital Masters, an initiative that combines the company's highly lauded "Mastered for iTunes" offering into...

The Jazz Scene in New York City is Alive and Well

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urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singersNew York’s vibrant jazz scene is the envy of the world. For decades, musicians from around the United States and abroad have convened in New York’s renowned jazz clubs. Jazz clubs attract people of all backgrounds and are locally in some of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York, including Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, and other places.  New York City is widely considered as the Jazz Mecca and these five jazz clubs help maintain its status as the most premier jazz scene in the world. All the venues listed below, prove that New York City was and will remain in the near future to be the undisputed Jazz Capital of the World.Blue Note: “The Jazz Capital of the World”From down the street, you can see a piano, slightly ajar, jutting out from the building. Above it a banner, in royal blue and white, is the iconic Blue Note logo with its eighth note in the middle. Inside, the scene is even more amazing. It’s feeling is intimate and the musicians can be heard clearly. The tables are compact and closely packed, instantly creating an intimate and comfortable setting to relax and enjoy the music.   The club itself was founded on September 30, 1981, by the owner and founder Danny Bensusan. New York City’s premier jazz club boasts iconic performers ranging from Sarah Vaughn, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, among others. The club is famous overseas as well by maintaining locations all around the globe in Japan (Tokyo and Nagoya), Italy (Milan), China (Beijing) and Slovakia (Nové Mesto nad Váhom), and elsewhere in the United States (Waikiki and Napa in Hawaii and California respectively). Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola: “One of New York City’s most intimate music venues”Located five stories from the New York City’s always-moving energy is Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in Frederick P. Rose Hall of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC). The iconic jazz club is sometimes considered the epicenter of the jazz scene in New York.  Dizzy’s Club, the lights are turned down, the food is exquisite (and expensive). What is maybe the best part of Dizzy’s Club is the palette of musicians you are able to hear. From cool jazz, to R&B, to bebop and the blues, Dizzy’s Club really lives up to its hype. The club itself is named after trumpeter Dizzy Gillepsie, one of the pioneers in the development of bebop and modern jazz in the 1940s alongside the alto saxophonist Charlie Parker. Iridium:“New York City’s Best Live Music Venue”The Iridium Jazz Club is easy to miss from the outside. On either side, a Mamma Mia! sign and a Stardust restaurant look much more imposing. But inside, Iridium is vibrant, far out teaching the energy in other places in New York City. It is widely known as the “Home of Les Paul,” a now-deceased guitar legend that performed weekly at the venue. Located at 1650 Broadway, nearby Jazz at Lincoln Center, it is considered a musical landmark where with its neon signs, 180-seat capacity, and high-quality food, Iridium is a force to be reckoned with.Jazz Standard: “One of the World’s Top Jazz Venues”This club hosts some of the most renowned bands in the worlds as regular performers from the Mingus Big Band, to the Mingus Dynasty, to the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra.  Located on the Lower East Side in the Rose Hill neighborhood of New York City, the Jazz Standard is owned by restaurateur†Patr Danny Meyer in the basement of one of his many Blue Smoke restaurants located around New York City. Birdland: “Your Choice for Virtuoso Live Jazz in New York City”Situated in Midtown Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street, Birdland Jazz Club is the sight to see. This coming December will mark its sixtieth anniversary since its founding in December 1949. Birdland has a rich history. Its headliner was the Charlie Parker, who alongside Dizzy Gillespie, was one of the forefront pioneers and champions of bebop and modern jazz. Consistently, jazz legends had been regulars at the iconic venue, From Count Basie to John Coltrane, the performers’ list has been nothing short of spectacular. It was at this venue that the now unforgettable George Shearing tune “Lullaby of Birdland” was originally recorded. The clubs did not just attract jazz musicians but also household celebrities including Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. 

Westwood One Adds The Baka Boyz Syndication

radiofacts.com WESTWOOD ONE has picked up syndication of THE BAKA BOYZ' two mix shows, effective immediately.  For the past 17 years, THE BAKA BOYZ have been serving up three hours of weekly mix programming customized for the mainstream pop, rhythmic, and Urban formats; All Star Hit Mix and the Hip-Hop Master Mix feature researched and tested hit records and air on over 60 stations nationwide. "THE BAKA'S are a proven commodity; they program their mix shows like a major-market PD, with the right records, an energetic host presentation, and dynamic imaging," WESTWOOD ONE Pres. and CUMULUS MEDIA EVP/Marketing SUZANNE GRIMES said. "It sounds big, bold, and riveting." "THE BAKA'S have been PPM-friendly well before PPM was even the measurement of choice," Agent GARY BERNSTEIN said. "They deliver quality, reliability, and an unmatched track record of success across all the contemporary music formats. We are excited to be with the WESTWOOD ONE family and are looking forward to expanding our relationship in the future if the marketplace calls for a daily program.”
Kendrick Lamar Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar Gets Pulitzer Prize (pics)

Radio Facts: KUDOS to Kendrick Lamar, a true artist and a credit to the hip hop music industry indeed. This much deserved Pulitzer Prize-winning...
PRO MOTION's 30th Anniversary : Thank you from Brad LeBeau

PRO MOTION's 30th Anniversary : Thank you from Brad LeBeau

Radio Facts:             With the Independence Day holiday comes a special milestone as PRO MOTION celebrates it’s 30th anniversary on July 5th.It was the summer...
PRO MOTION's 30th Anniversary : Thank you from Brad LeBeau

PRO MOTION’s 30th Anniversary : Thank you from Brad LeBeau

Radio Facts:             With the Independence Day holiday comes a special milestone as PRO MOTION celebrates it’s 30th anniversary on July 5th.It was the summer...

Lonnie Battle

Radio Facts: DJ LONNIE B… is a leading authority of music in his hometown. If you know anything about Richmond, VA you know about...

Superstars of Hip-Hop/R&B Celebrate Black History Month on Music…

Radio Facts: Soulja Boy on Music Choice"I Am Black Music."Music Choice celebrates Black History Month with a campaign to drive viewers to artists and...

KATY PERRY’S TEENAGE DREAM IS THE NO. 1 ALBUM IN THE U.S.

Radio Facts: POP SENSATION BREAKS RECORDS FOR MOST SINGLES SOLD PRE-STREET DATETEENAGE DREAM RELEASED IN REST OF THE WORLD...

SparkRadio for iPhone offers 10,000 stations |

Radio Facts: Commercial music radio may be an artistic wasteland, but independent-minded stations like Seattle's KEXP, Silicon Valley's KFJC, and New Jersey's WFMU are...

Gym Massacre Mastermind Left Some Words of Advice for Black Men?

Radio Facts: Wow... here's the quote, read the whole story here.... He continued: In light of this I got ideas outside of Obama's plans for...

WOW: Clear Channel's New Initiative is Actually a Great Concept, My Thoughts

Radio Facts: I was reading over Clear Channel's Premium Choice concept over the last couple of days before I gave my opinion... For the...

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