UPDATE: On Friday, March 16th, Indaba Music hopes to see you at our SXSW showcase featuring some of the best emerging artists we know. Oh, and by the way, we’re looking for one amazing band to fill out the bill and perform for the SXSW attendees at the Bandpage HQ!
And,very pretty too!
Just wanted to let everyone know I will be checking out Indaba Music member Tiffany Randol this coming Friday at The Mercury Lounge in New York City. It’s an early show – Please, come by and bring some friends and we’ll make an event out of it!
Check her out here – http://tiffanyrandol.com/
IAMEVE @ The Mercury Lounge
Friday August 26th
7:30pm – sharp! (yes we will party afterward!)
mercuryloungenyc.com (Houston @ Allen)
Details: It will be a full band show with Alan from Valeze playing guitar, Brett Conti on Bass and David Duclose on the drums.
It started off a nice day with low winds so, I figured I’d grab a few friends and head down to the local airport in attempt to find a Cessena for the day. Here is the plane we scored!
And, here is a shot of the cockpit -
So, I took off to fly the sky -
With my friends holding on for dear life in the back seat -
I wanted to take the plane over to the Ashokan Reservoir as I have a house in that area. Here are a few shots of the reservoir -
And, here is a photo of the house. It sits on top of a hill just next to the Ashokan –
In this photo, you see the Ashokan. If you look to the lower right of the photo you will almost see my house! You can see a very small portion of the front porch!
So, that was pretty much my day. Thank you for checking it out! Now, I invite you buckle up for our next flight where we will be taking this up!
Jazz is dying, or so the critics would have you believe…
In a world where the audience for jazz is shrinking, Search and Restore is stepping up to change the future of the music as we know it, and we need your help! Between 2002 and 2008, the median age of Americans who attended a live jazz performance increased from 29 to 49. The fact that the media coverage of jazz has been in strictly traditional outlets with heavy references to the past, reinforces the stigma of jazz as an old music. Coupled with cover charges at high profile clubs of $30 or more, new fans are increasingly less likely to discover and connect with the music.
Our mission: Develop and Unite the New Jazz Community!
The audience may be fading, but the music most definitely is not. Search and Restore wants to introduce a new generation of fans to the powerful new jazz being created in New York and beyond. Since 2008, Search and Restore has been expanding the reach of new jazz. Our shows, with new, dynamic presentation and promotion do justice to the excitement we all feel for this music, and attract a growing audience of young, passionate fans. With an expanding group of committed volunteers, we have started building a palpable community for contemporary jazz, bringing aboard hundreds of new fans and artists along the way. Last June’s Undead Jazz Festival alone, attracted a crowd of 1500! SearchAndRestore.com has become the go to place to see what’s happening in jazz in NYC, with nightly listings and original content. But don’t take our word for it; see our press in the Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, NPR and New York Times.
With our new 501 © (3) status from the IRS, we are ready make Search and Restore a viable non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a sustainable community for new jazz. But the hard work and good will of volunteers cannot continue to sustain our operations. Our business plan is to generate revenue through a mix of advertising, grants and private donations. We are learning the hard way that foundations want to see an operating history before awarding grants, so expanding our web presence is at the heart of our plans. With your help, we can expose new audiences around the world to new jazz music and build a scene that is more sustainable and vibrant than ever before.
Our goal: $75,000 (Go big or go home!)
Search and Restore is embarking on a groundbreaking web-based video project that will simultaneously expand the contemporary jazz community without borders, and make us an attractive site for advertisers, supporting the sustainability of our efforts. The new SearchAndRestore.com will become a one-of-a kind home base for a growing audience for new jazz, providing them access to hundreds of artist pages for the mind-blowing composers and improvisers that make our community such a special one.
Over the course of one year, we will
• Send our team out to the New York City clubs and spaces where new jazz happens in New York City and capture footage of 4 concerts per week; that’s 208 concerts in one year!
• Integrate the footage into artist pages for every musician we film, complete with streaming mp3s, upcoming shows, a bio, and links to purchase their music.
• Create a feature for up and coming musicians to build their own artist pages, making SearchAndRestore.com simultaneously an amazing tool for the discovery of new music, and a way to consolidate promotional efforts for artists.
Your contribution will go towards the costs of redesigning the website, as well as staffing and equipment for video production and post-production work.
Donating is easy; you can help save jazz!
I’m asking you to join me and the others who believe jazz that is still groundbreaking, truly exciting, worth saving and indeed, celebrating! Our goal is to create a sustainable community for jazz with a new generation who will come to the music on their own terms. With your support, Search and Restore will be at the heart of that community. DONATE HERE (tax deductible!): http://helpjazz.com
We will only receive the money if we meet our goal!
Follow this link for more details on our video project, or to make your tax deductible donation now.
Thanks for your support
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I came across this nice lady named Sarah Dunlop on Facebook and she mentioned some dismay that nobody blogs about her. Well, Sarah can no longer say that, as this is now the official Sarah Dunlop Blog. Sarah is from Arnprior Ontario where she attended District High School. Sarah is into music like Timbaland, Tragically Hip, U2 and Alexandra Stewart. I love that Sarah is an animal rights activist. We can’t have too many of those in this world. Sarah loves watching movies and likes to keep her profile private. She is also very pretty.
I hope this turns your Facebook frown upside down, Sarah! People that you don’t even know are blogging about you, too! This could possibly turn into something very big… Get ready for the press!