What comes to mind when you hear the word jazz? Have you tried listening to jazz music? According to enjoyingjazzmusic.com, it is defined as a style of music distinguished by flexible rhythmic tempo, as a base accompanied with improvisation of solo and ensemble on basic tunes and chord patterns. It is not really liked by the majority but live jazz singapore is a wonderful style of music and there are many amazing jazz artists out there who are also making their way to the top. It is relaxing to hear recorded music, but isn’t it more exciting to watch and hear live music?
Sammy Stein will share to us how amazing live jazz music is. Let us read his article below.
On Jazz: Long Live Live Music
Recorded jazz music has its place, and there is also a historical need for good clear recordings in any music collection. Live recordings can capture a time, the ambience of a space and atmosphere. With recordings, you can experience the same thing again, again and again. At a live experience, on the other hand, you will never repeat the exact moment again. Even live recordings cannot capture the looks exchanged, the breaths and atmosphere of a live performance.
Live events also have clear knock-on effects, too. Up close and personal jazz spaces, which the U.K. and Europe are generously endowed with, capture the vibe and engage the audience. There are, of course, larger halls where the musicians are separated from their audience by physical placement, barriers or having separate entrances and places to eat, drink, smoke or gather – yet there are also spaces like that of Cafe Oto, the Vortex and the 606 Club and Smalls, where you are sharing the same space. This makes interaction easier, more natural and gives everyone a sense of being part of an event. It makes people feel connected and makes for new connections. Read more here.
It is really more exciting to watch and hear live music because we feel the vibe more. However, we cannot do that all the time that is why there are recorded versions of songs. It is not bad though. In fact, it is more convenient for everybody.
In an article written below by Bella Todd, we would get to experience and see a live recorded session by the London-Based Duo Channel Herbie Hancock And Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The London-Based Duo Channel Herbie Hancock And Mahavishnu Orchestra In An Exclusive Live Session
Two words for you: drums and keys. That’s all London duo Yussef Kamaal need to create some of the most intense and ripplingly creative live shows in town. Since 2007, drummer Yussef Dayes and keyboardist/producer Kamaal Williams have been taking to the stage with little more than a couple of chord progressions in the bag. The results are so compelling and contemporary, the pair were signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint after just a 20-minute live set.
Damn right we’re talking about jazz. But jazz that’s cooking in the bass-saturated ambience of London’s pirate radio. Classic ‘70s jazz funk influenced by the likes of Herbie Hancock and Mahavishnu Orchestra flows in new channels shaped by modern broken beat. They namecheck both the piano playing of Thelonious Monk and the drum programming of Bugz In The Attic’s Kaidi Tatham. Read more here.
That performance was great! It is really enjoyable and relaxing to the ears. Music can really do a lot of things for one person. It helps you with your emotions, it helps bring out the best in you, it entertains you, and many more. However, one of the most beautiful things music can do to a person is to heal them and make them better.
Katie Depasquale will share to us how music by the Berklee Global Jazz institute help improve lives.
Improving Lives through Music with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute
When three student ensembles from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) walked into Susan Bailis Assisted Living in Boston on a recent afternoon, a crowd awaited them. In a bright blue and yellow room decorated for Halloween, elderly residents eagerly watched as the ensembles played an hour of jazz ranging from upbeat songs like “Flat Foot Floogie” to more mellow pieces like “Bye Bye Blackbird” and “Days of Wine and Roses.” During the hour-long performance, residents packed the room, drawn in by the music and the enthusiasm with which the students played.
Along with teaching a high level of musicianship and creativity, BGJI focuses on creating and sustaining this kind of community partnership in an effort to make an immediate, positive impact in people’s lives through music. Artistic director Danilo Pérez and managing director Marco Pignataro have built a program that encourages graduate and undergraduate students to connect with underserved communities who need more music in their lives. Patricia Zárate, saxophonist, music therapist, and executive director of the Panama Jazz Festival, was the former lead volunteer outreach coordinator, and her contribution has been essential in building this part of the program in Boston and Panama. Read more here.
It is really amazing how music could heal a person. It may not be physical healing, but is incredibly emotional and mental healing. Many institutions already use music therapies especially for the elderly in need and jazz music is commonly used because it is a genre familiar to them and it is truly a relaxing music. A performance may or may not be live, but they are both good to hear and they are both appreciated by the listeners. There are a good number of jazz artists out there, so let us go ahead and explore!