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This weekend (April 7th-11th) is the famous popular annual Jazz Fest at UMM-Morris, Minnesota. Since I was "searching" the internet, I found some sites relating to this.

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  • Morris Jazz ,

  • "The University of Minnesota, Morris is steeped in a tradition of high quality jazz music. Under the direction of Dr. Joe Carucci, assistant professor of music, Morris features two jazz ensembles and numerous jazz combos for academic credit. The ensembles consist of both music majors and non majors who are interested in furthering their knowledge of jazz music while fine tuning their musicianship, and communication and leadership skills through practice, rehearsals, recordings, and performance opportunities...



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    33rd Annual Jazz Festival Thursday—Saturday April 7–9, 2011,
    "Guest Artists
    Eric Alexander
    The 2011 33rd Annual UMM Jazz Festival will feature world renowned tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander. Alexander’s musical approach boasts virtuosity, lyricism and creativity. After placing second at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Award in 1991 to saxophonist Joshua Redman, Alexander’s career quickly developed as a band leader as he has recorded over twenty discs since. His projects as a sideman are as impressive including collaborations with Jimmy Cobb, Steve Davis, Joe Farnsworth, Pat Martino, Jimmy McGriff, Cecil Payne, Jim Rotundi, and many more.
    Todd Coolman
    Todd Coolman is one of the most recorded jazz bass players today. He has recorded and performed with musicians such as Ahmad Jamal, Bucky Pizzarelli, Chris Potter, John Hicks, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Heath, Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Bobby Watson, and many more. Coolman’s most recent release as a band leader, Perfect Strangers, features Eric Alexander leading the sextet on saxophone. The two musicians will collaborate again on the UMM stage, at the 33rd Annual UMM Jazz Festival on April 7–9, 2011."

    Bits of Byron Stripling and Eric Marienthal

    "Little bits and pieces from Byron Stripling and Eric Marienthal's performances at the University of Minnesota Morris Jazz Festival. Excuse the low quality, it wasn't filmed in a camcorder."


  • Blues Calender, a personal geocities site
  • Twin Cities Jazz Society
  • Nation-GoodnewsUSA


  • The Christian Jazz Artists Network

  • List of Christian instrumental/jazz/swing artists From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • Louis Armstrong House Museum

  • "..By the time of his death in 1971, the man known around the world as Satchmo was widely recognized as a founding father of jazz—a uniquely American art form. His influence, as an artist and cultural icon, is universal, unmatched, and very much alive today. ..
    Through the years, Louis entertained millions, from heads of state and royalty to the kids on his stoop in Corona. Despite his fame, he remained a humble man and lived a simple life in a working-class neighborhood. To this day, everyone loves Louis Armstrong—just the mention of his name makes people smile....

    Related Sites:
    Louis Armstrong
    "...A history of Jazz before 1930. This site contains over 1000 songs from this era in Real Audio 3 format, as well as hundreds of .....
    Louis Armstrong biography,
    "..Best Known For
    Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star, and comedian. He is considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history...

    Louis Armstrong - When The Saints Go Marching In

    When the Saints Go Marching In From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "..often referred to as "The Saints", is an American gospel hymn that has taken on certain aspects of folk music. The precise origins of the song are not known. Though it originated as a spiritual, today people are more likely to hear it played by a jazz band. The song is sometimes confused with a similarly titled composition "When the Saints are Marching In" from 1896 by Katharine Purvis (lyrics) and James Milton Black (music).[1]..
    Analysis of the traditional lyrics
    A traditional use of the song is as a funeral march. In the funeral music tradition of New Orleans, Louisiana, often called the "jazz funeral", while accompanying the coffin to the cemetery, a band would play the tune as a dirge. On the way back from the interment, it would switch to the familiar upbeat "hot" or "Dixieland" style. While the tune is still heard as a slow spiritual number on rare occasions, from the mid 20th century it has been more commonly performed as a "hot" number. The number remains particularly associated with the city of New Orleans, to the extent that it is associated with New Orleans' professional football team, the New Orleans Saints. Both vocal and instrumental renditions of the song abound. Louis Armstrong was one of the first to make the tune into a nationally known pop-tune in the 1930s. Armstrong wrote that his sister told him she thought the secular performance style of the traditional church tune was inappropriate and irreligious. Armstrong was in a New Orleans tradition of turning church numbers into brass band and dance numbers that went back at least to Buddy Bolden's band at the very start of the 20th century.
    The song is apocalyptic, taking much of its imagery from the Book of Revelation, but excluding its more horrific depictions of the Last Judgment. The verses about the Sun and Moon refer to Solar and Lunar eclipses; the trumpet (of the Archangel Gabriel) is the way in which the Last Judgment is announced. As the hymn expresses the wish to go to Heaven, picturing the saints going in (through the Pearly Gates), it is entirely appropriate for funerals.

    *see Liberal Arts: Law, Judgment, Judge, Judging, Justice, etc..
    Otis Blackwell From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "..Blackwell was one of the leading African American figures of early rock 'n' roll, although he was not well known by the public. His own records never cracked the Top 40, yet he wrote million-selling songs for Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dee Clark and others. He also recruited other songwriters to write for Presley such as Winfield Scott.[4]..
    Otis Waygood - Fever

  • John Tesh

  • John Tesh,
    Breathe • Worship at Red Rocks • John Tesh

    Moondance (Van Morrison song) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    original Moondance by Van Morrison



    The Supertones-Pandora's Box.wmv

    "Solid Bass Lined Ska/Punk From A Solid Christian Band*ALL MUSIC BELONGS TO THE SUPERTONES*"


    Christafari - Valley of Decision (Official Music Video HD) Lyrics, Subtitulado

    Big Dog Small Fence - Finite [HQ]

    *saw these guys live in concert at East Side Park (Morris, MN)
    Five Iron Frenzy - All That Is Good

    "five iron frenzy - all that is good"
    The O.C. Supertones - Little Man

    "Music video by The O.C. Supertones performing Little Man."

  • The W's

  • *never heard of him until I did Sunday School (Super Church) for my local church when I did a profile on kids' favorite music/bands
    Related Sites:
    "were a Christian ska/swing band, formed in Corvallis, Oregon in 1996. Success came quickly to the band and their first album, Fourth from the Last 1998, had the strongest debut of any Christian album to date for its distributor. They toured the United States several times with a variety of artists as diverse as dc talk, Jennifer Knapp, Five Iron Frenzy, and Soul-Junk. "



    Amazing Grace (solo jazz guitar) - Today's Christian Videos

    "Jazz guitarist Walter Rodrigues, Jr. plays an original solo jazz guitar arrangement of Amazing Grace."

    *see Bible


    Jesus Paid It All - Jazz Piano Demo Christian Worship Hymn

    "A gospel jazz piano rendition of the classic hymn, arranged and performed by John F. Rodgers. Dedicated to brother Rich, through whom the Lord illustrated the message of this hymn to me in a first class manner. I'm playing this on the piano I've had since childhood, and on which many of my songs were written. I don't play it as often these days, since my Yamaha P120 sounds so nice, but it works for now."<
    Jazz Psalms


    It Don't Mean a Thing - Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

    "It Don't Mean a Thing (If it ain't got that swing) - Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald: A pictorial tribute in song. "

  • Ella Fitzgerald

  • *never heard of her until I took an online English class (11/9/08). After listening and watching her on, I recognized many of her famous songs. Wow, great voice!
    "Biography Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums.
    Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. (Or rather, some might say all the jazz greats had the pleasure of working with Ella.)
    She performed at top venues all over the world, and packed them to the hilt. Her audiences were as diverse as her vocal range. They were rich and poor, made up of all races, all religions and all nationalities. In fact, many of them had just one binding factor in common - they all loved her. ..
    Overcoming discrimination
    Norman wasn't the only one willing to stand up for Ella. She received support from numerous celebrity fans, including a zealous Marilyn Monroe.
    "I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt," Ella later said. "It was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the '50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him - and it was true, due to Marilyn's superstar status - that the press would go wild."



    Vida Extrema Podcast Jazz Cafe #2 - Music Videos

    "En este episodio te presentamos la segunda entrega del Jazz Cafe at "EBS" Iglesia El Buen Samaritano. Disfruten este Jaming de Latin Jazz. El band bandwidth de este episodio ha sido patrocinado en parte por Lord Productions. Visita nuetro nuevo patrocinador en para soluciones en produccion de musica y multimedia. Espera los nuevos episodios muy pronto y visitanos en o en"

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