All About Highschool Jazz Competitions

There is nothing more exciting that masses of Jazz lovers all in the same place competing in a competition to showcase the skills they have honed. High school educators all around the country unite at different location to enter their vocal Jazz ensembles, Jazz Bands, Jazz Orchestra’s in a competit…

Jazz Clubs

Jazz music is appreciated worldwide. If you are ever traveling and are new to some countries, here are where some of the best jazz clubs are located so that every place you go will be just like home.

Canadian Jazz Clubs

In Westminster, you can go to the Java Jazz Caf? & Bistro. Live jazz is played…

Lionel Hampton

One great jazz musician was Lionel Hampton. Lionel was a bandleader, actor, jazz vibraphonist and percussionist. He has worked with other famous jazz musicians such as Buddy Rich, Quincy Jones and Charlie Parker. Lionel was raised by his grandmother in the south before he relocated to Chicago. In th…

Lena Horne

Lena Horne is one of the most popular African-American jazz legend singers. She was born in 1917 Lena Mary Calhoun Horne in New York City. She performed with the greatest jazz musicians such as Duke Ellington and Artie Shaw. She lives in New York City today and does not appear in the public eye anym…

Dizzy Gillespie

There is not one person around who knows jazz music that did not hear the name Dizzy Gillespie. Dizzy Gillespie was a composer, singer, jazz trumpet player and bandleader. He along with Charlie Parker was the creator of modern jazz music and bebop. Dizzy also started Afro-Cuban jazz. He had the gift…

New York Voices

The New York Voices are a vocal jazz group that have learned from other vocal jazz groups such as Take 6, The Manhattan Transfer, Lionel Hampton and have taken jazz music to higher levels which have earned them Grammy Awards. Their sound is definite jazz sound with classical, pop, Brazilian and R&B …

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday was one of the most famous jazz music singers in America. Her real name was Eleanora Fagan. Like most lives of musicians, she had a very bad time growing up which damaged her career. Her life is written about in the autobiography Lady Sings The Blues, but there are many things in ther…

Type Of Latin Dance

The Different Types of Latin Dance

The term “Latin dance” can be interpreted in two different ways. In the first interpretations, the term can point out to the various dances which have Latin American origins. This use of the term is much broader than how the term is formally used in ballroom d…

Learn Latin Dance

The Case for Learning Latin Dance

A lot of people today are taking Latin dance lessons. They want to learn Latin dance for various reasons. Some may have watched the huge variety of movies focusing on Latin dance. Others may be influenced by watching one of the ever increasingly popular dance spo…

Latin Dance Lesson

Latin Dance Lessons not Taught in Any Schools

Just like in school, there are lessons you will learn in Latin dance. These lessons are not only about the dance itself. Some of the more important lessons to learn are about etiquette and how to get along well with other dancers.

Learning about t…