writings: The blog.

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For his brilliant JazzFuel website, Matt Fripp has conducted insightful Q&As with a number of successful and forward thinking professionals from the Jazz community. He is focusing on the business behind the music and the huge demand for help to self promote and navigate the tricky and overwhelming straights of social media, digital communications, agency […]

A moving statement from someone who I hugely admire: former German Foreign Secretary Joschka Fischer, who knows the EU’s ideology, strengths and weaknesses from the inside like almost no other. I couldn’t find an English subtitled version of this long interview, but half way through he comments on the threat of a Brexit with what […]

Get your event animated

nadworks GIF animation - Mike Stern, SNJO

The GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) is back, and with it its animated wonders and intriguing retro charm. Since Facebook and Twitter have accepted the use of animated gifs in their social feeds and opened up auto-play for those fast looping treats. The nature of this new generation of animated GIFs spans from sweet, artful and […]

The annual “Jazz at the Estate” concert, an outdoor festwithin-a-fest that highlights Cape May, New Jersey’s Exit 0 Jazz Festival, is nothing if not scenic. The day-long show takes place on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, a Victorian house museum in the middle of the quaint seaside resort town. The stage is set against a dilapidated barn, giving […]

On the surface it’s not so easy to spot the common thread unifying the greater fabric of Joe Locke’s work. Since arriving in New York City in 1981, and emerging as a notable leader on record in the early ‘90s, this much-vaunted vibraphonist has developed into a protean performer and composer. Duo sessions with pianists […]