The Evolution Of Brass

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Brass instruments are popular specifically in jazz and marching bands work because of the vibration of air against the inside of a brass tube. Another term for brass instruments is labrosones which means “lip vibrating instruments. One of the most popular of the brass instruments is the trumpet. Trumpets, though now crafted out of metal, […]


Jazz As Dance

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While few people understand the true origins of Jazz as a music form, fewer people still understand the origins of jazz as a style of dance. Jazz is very much a fatherless child. More than that however, jazz as music and dance seem to have many mothers despite the fact that they have no father. […]


Cracow In May Won T Be Better

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The action takes place down in mellow Kazimierz on Plac Nowy, and the guzzling is usually accompanied by live music from a number of enthusiastic bands. Best of all, everyone is a judge, as the soups are all free to be sampled – until they run out! In the same month an increasingly fashionable fixture […]


Istanbul For Jazz Lovers

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The dates are still to be confirmed but the period is definitely July 2008 for the International Istanbul Jazz Festival where you can be sure the programme will be one of the most interesting and intriguing as the guests have always been of international relevance. Names such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, the Modern Jazz […]


Everything You Need In Berlin From Jazz Clubs

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From sustainable means of transport, to local breweries, from flea markets, to jazz club, this article has been useful to many backpackers heading to Berlin! First of all we start suggesting other very useful tools (magazine) you need to get once in town: the 030 or the Zitty, Tip, Prinz or the main English language […]


Create Music From Your Proteins

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Proteins are boring stuff, for those of us who are forced to study them. Many a time, our eyes struggle to make sense of the message hidden in the DNA sequence of A, G, C, and T which are ultimately made into proteins. Not any more. Through an amalgam of molecular biology and classical music, […]


Caution Chicago Just Might Blow You Away

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The Windy City is full of more than just, well, air. Chicago is the heart and soul of America’s Midwest, the country’s third largest city behind New York and Los Angeles, and claims some of the most recognizable architectural monuments of American tradition and culture, such as historic Wrigley Field and the Sears Tower. Chicago’s […]


Playing Bass Guitar Solos

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In 1965 British rock group, The Who released a song called My Generation. Apart from its claim to fame as a rock anthem it also contains the most instantly recognizable bass guitar solo in rock and roll. This iconic solo by John Entwistle is typical of the bass solo modeled on similar solo breaks played […]


Camden Activities For The Young At Heart

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So you’re tired of just the normal night out – having drinks in a bar, then off to a restaurant, then maybe on to another bar for more drinks and night of dancing. Why not try something different in the London borough of Camden? Granted, there are a number of restaurants and bars in the […]


Perugia S Unforgettable Umbrian Jazz Festival

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Every July, Perugia hosts the Umbria Jazz Festival, one of the most popular jazz events in Europe. And every year since 1973, this beautiful medieval hill city has drawn thousands of music lovers, young and old, from all over the world, to play and hear all styles of jazz. Local performers get a chance to […]


New Orleans Let The Good Times Roll

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New Orleans, the largest city of Louisiana, located on a Mississippi River bend near the Gulf, the so-named Crescent City offers a mixture of American, African, Caribbean and European architecture, culture and cuisine. The heart and soul of the city is the French Quarter that has many shops, elegant art galleries, restaurants, bars, jazz club, […]


Jazz Wedding Music Perfect For Every Wedding Day Event

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Whether a bride wants to walk down the aisle to a touching melody or dance to a swinging tune, jazz musicians can deliver both and more. “Jazz musicians are unique because they can adapt jazz music to every wedding ceremony, wedding reception, cocktail hour, luncheon, dinner and more,” Chandler Judkins, owner of Las Vegas Wedding […]


Jazz Beginnings

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Jazz is one of the only original musical art forms. It is defined as “originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in African American musical styles blended with Western music technique and theory.” One of the most famous jazz musicians was John Coltrane. In his study of Coltrane’s newest posthumous […]