Archive for March, 2014

Jazz Around the World – March 31 – Departure

Posted in Blog, Jazz, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on Monday, 31 March 2014, by Stan

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Hello and welcome to Jazz Around the World. Glad you are joining us on this historic trip. Through the magic of the Internet (and YouTube), we will be visiting 30 different countries in 30 days; a different country each day. Our tour has us traveling around the globe, enjoying some great Jazz music in each country on our itinerary.

Some of the musicians we will be checking out may be familiar to you. Others may not.

And since our vehicle for this tour is the Internet, we will be able to see archived footage of performances by those artists who have gone on to the ultimate gig. May they rest in peace.

New OrleansIf you joined us early, here’s a bonus concert: As you know, Jazz began in the city of New Orleans in the United States. Here is where Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong was born. Armstrong is regarded as the father of Jazz. ‘Pops’, as he was respectfully called, was known as much for his confident, cutting-edge cornet playing as he was for his raspy, playful, vocal stylings. It is fitting that Pops sends us off on our Jazz Around the World tour. Pops? If you please:

West End Blues


Basin St. Blues


Heebie Jeebies


Potato Head Blues


What a Wonderful World


Hope you enjoyed the concert by Louis Armstrong. Get some rest. Tomorrow we fly up north. Our first stop on the Jazz Around the World tour: Canada.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Support the artists. Buy their music. Go out and see some live Jazz today.

Jazz Around the World – Meeting Place

Posted in Blog, Jazz, Music with tags , , , , , on Sunday, 30 March 2014, by Stan

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If you are looking for the Jazz Around the World tour, you have come to the right place. We will meet here at Kanale Speaks – where you are right now – the evening of March 31st to begin the tour. Just what is Jazz Around the World? Here is the press release:

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, I am hosting  a virtual tour called “Jazz Around the World”. Through the magic of the Internet and YouTube, we will visit 30 countries in 30 days – a different country each day – to hear Jazz from musicians that were born in those countries.

Visitors will be treated to a virtual concert by artists or groups at each stop on our itinerary. The journey begins and ends in the United States, circling the globe as we go.

This is a virtual tour; all you need is a computer, tablet, smartphone, or any Internet-enabled device. Please join me for an unforgettable musical journey.

Hope you will join me for Jazz Around the World.