I attended the Takoma Park Jazz fest on June 10, 2012, a local charitable organization that brings Jazz in its traditional form and more modern forms to suburban Maryland (TP Jazz Fest). Every June the organization hosts an all-day free jazz festival on the streets of Takoma Park. The Fest has two stages, with music featuring local and nationally known performers, food, arts and craft vendors (TP Jazz Fest). The event took up about a mile, the jazz music festival was also a great way to introduce business establishments to people that do not live In the area. I chose to observe this event because I can relate to the music and the area.
I spend a considerable amount of time playing and listening to the jazz music for these 15 years. Moreover, I have been to New York City 5 times to listen to the live music. I feel the border between jazz and other music, say, hip-hop, R&B, classical music has been melting down. Recently, some jazz musicians, who are African-American, make their music with famous rappers and singers in hip-hop and R&B fields, and it was so popular among young generation. As you may know, the origin of the jazz is blues which played among the black American before 1920s' in New Orleans.
Dick Clark Dick Clark brought people all over the world together through their love of music. He hosted the show American Bandstand, a television show aimed towards teenagers full of dancing and singing, for thirty-two years. Clark produced many shows like the American Music Awards and the 10,000-dollar pyramid. But he was most known for his annual television special, Dick Clarks Rockin’ New Years Eve, which he hosted for over three decades. Dick Clark was a hero because he changed the way people looked at music, and even the way people looked at other people, he tried to understand the teenage audience, and influenced many peoples lives for the better.
Overall, the elements found within the tempo, tone, and melody made this piece my favorite. The sudden switch from fast-paced jazz to a slow, emotionally stirring composition strengthened the performance and gave the audience something to remember. My least favorite piece in the concert was “Lament” by J.J. Johnson. This piece was performed by the Harville Quartet and consisted of a trombone, guitar, bass, and drums. Similar to “God Bless the Child,” “Lament” was also an adagio tempo piece.
Dave Matthews was adamant grass roots methods of tourism, and his audacity, he was successful and spread his message of self-affirmation anti-racial millions. Many individual successes have been achieved that are the legacy of the Dave Matthews Band. Dave Matthews in collaboration with the local jazz guru John D'earth picked up some exceptional players from the local jazz scene to tape some songs Matthews Band. The "Dave Matthews Band" newly formed frequently played concerts and has become progressively popular in the local celebrations college frat house. From the origin until now the Dave Matthews Band maintains a mental basis, earning their fan base through visits, and using their independent label "Bama Rags" to assist others struggling
The style of the concert was smooth jazz which have different elements from R&B, pop, jazz fusion and jazz. I enjoyed the live performance all performers were highly skilled, some of the songs had slow and fast tempo. The brass section were seating in three rolls the position of the front line, first seated was four young men playing saxophone some played tenor sax and alto sax, second roll were five men of four played trombone, and one played tuba. The last roll standing was the trumpet players. Rhythm section comprises of a guitarist, a pianist, a drummer and a music director.
A vocal featuring Omar LinX, a Toronto-based rapper who has worked on several of Zeds Dead's releases and is rumoured to be working on an EP with the duo, was put out in March 2011. Zeds Dead's many productions have garnered millions of views on YouTube, topped the charts on Beatport, and earned them the support of the worlds top DJs. Zeds Dead gained international popularity long before their first official release by offering free downloads of their many productions. they continue to do so today. Their first self-released free song was "Journey of a Lifetime", which was offered to fans as a free download in June 2009. since Journey of a Lifetime, they have self-released nearly 20 productions at no cost.
Tim Reynolds has been a frequent collaborator with Dave Matthews and the Dave Matthews Band, often joining Dave as a duet in smaller venues and also on various albums receiving dual billing. The Dave Matthews Band can be described as a jam band with rock and jazz elements mixed within their music. The style of their music appeals to fans of many genres as well as musicians due to the technical abilities of each member in the band. Carter Beauford is often ranked on many lists ranking the best drummers in the music industry. The band is known for doing extended arrangements of each song, sometimes lasting 15 to 20 minutes in length, often
Jazz is the kind of music that makes me want to do one of two things. Depending on the mood of the jazz, sometimes I feel like relaxing and just listening to the music and letting it run through me. Other times I feel like getting up and dancing as if I have not a care in the world. There is definitely a difference between seeing a live performance and listening to it on the radio or on a compact disc. Listening to live music is definitely a wonderful way to spend a Thursday afternoon.
Greek music and people clapping along filled the air. I could see that people under the long music tent really enjoyed being apart of the festival. When people started dancing together, I knew that the Greek culture was something that everyone could enjoy. I also learned that the Greeks are very