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11
Jun

Will Downing , Maysa and Jarrod Lawson

What a night of music! The Jazz in MEE Magazine enjoyed it! Will Downing , Maysa and Jarrod Lawson left their musical footprint in the hearts of Houstonians last evening. It was a sultry, sexy and exciting atmosphere filled with adoring fans. What an exceptional way to kick off a holiday weekend in melodic style. Andre James was a fun and engaging host and Marketta Rodriguez and her team did an amazing job bringing world class talent to the Lone Star State. Stay tuned for more musical gatherings hosted by Serious Sounds. A real Record Store!! Catering to music lovers for over 20 yrs .

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5
Jun

Pieces of a Dream Show at the Hobby Center in Houston

The Pieces of a Dream show at the Hobby Center in Houston was a HIT! They had not performed in Houston in a while but they packed the house and showed out. Seeing this group perform is always a huge treat The Jazz in MEE Magazine had the pleasure of experiencing their live show for the first time in Nov during the Jazz Legacy Gala in Virginia.

Our friends David Dyson, Rohn Lawrence,, Jelando Johnson,Anne Mundy, Vernon Daniels, Tony Watson and the band were incredible.

The Three talented Guitars Joe Carmouche, Mark Towns and Lawrence Overshown killed it and the crowd could not get enough of their musical gift.

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5
Jun

A SARDAA JAZZY SUNDAY BRUNCH w/ VEL LEWIS

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE enjoyed a fun filled Sunday brunch featuring the amazing music of  Vel Lewis hosted by SARDAA. What a way to support and bring awareness to a great cause. (SARDAA) Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America promotes improvement in the lives of people with schizophrenia-related illnesses and their families by providing support, hope, and awareness so that early diagnosis, treatment, and community services increase recovery.Get ready for The World Mental Health Awareness Day Gala scheduled for Saturday, October 10th, 2015 JW Marriott Houston visit www.sardaa.org for more information The amazing photos are by Heidi Powell Prera

 

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10
Apr

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE APRIL 2015 – A TRIBUTE TO JEFF GOLUB

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE APRIL 2015
– A TRIBUTE TO JEFF GOLUB

January 1st, 2015, was the start of a new year, but for the world of contemporary jazz, it was the day that we lost one of our jazz jewels – Jeff Golub. There was something rather remarkable about Jeff; apart from his musical gift on guitar, the ease of his smile, the exuberance of his personality; he had the ability to bring people together from all walks of life. Jeff began his career alongside superstars in the likes of Rod Stewart and Tina Turner before launching a stellar solo career. We all adored Jeff Golub and he will truly be missed.

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine gives Jeff Golub an early birthday present and pays tribute to this beloved and talented artist with an April 2015 Souvenir Edition. This issue also includes articles on The Total Music Package of Gregory Porter, Grand Opening of Spaghettini Beverly Hills and the Dave Koz Lounge, The Retro Forward Eric Darius,Origins of Camille Thurman, The Magnetic Will Donato, The Inspirational Ann Nesby and much more. Get ready to be introduced to many independent artists that are making waves in the industry.

THE JAZZ IN MEE MAGAZINE APRIL 2015 ISSUE 10

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E magazine is the premiere source for the jazz industry and its artists. Captivating an audience of over 180,000 national and international readers, this quarterly digital and print magazine chronicles the stories behind the hottest and most fascinating artists and trends in the jazz industry.THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. magazine celebrates the jazz genre from a fresh and passionate perspective through dynamic cover stories, trendy blogs, festival/cruise insights, and“Jazz Watch” music reviews on past and present artists.THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is on a mission to keep the jazz genre and its artists in the present.

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1
Feb

BWIJ & ARTS AWARDS

You are cordially invited to attend the 

BLACK WOMEN IN JAZZ & ARTS AWARDS 

This new movement in the Atlanta area is advancing and shining a light on black women in jazz and the arts. Sha Battle, the founder of the Black Women In Jazz & Arts Awards has established an organization that is creating a greater awareness of the many vital contributions that African American female artists have made in the past, present and to the future of jazz. They celebrate the awesome work of known artists, spotlight the up-and-coming artists, and honor the sophisticated ladies who present such phenomenal work but who may have gotten lost in the mélange. Black Women In Jazz Day is March 1, 2015,  and is celebrated by this organization with a weekend of empowerment events and an annual black tie awards gala that features a night of glamour and elegance, showcasing the immense talent black women have contributed to jazz and the arts. 

The National Black Women In Jazz & the Arts Day Inaugural weekend celebration will be held in Atlanta and festivities will begins Friday, Feb 27- Sunday, March 1, 2015. All scheduled events will be held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Road, N.E. Atlanta, Ga 30305.

For ticket, performance and weekend schedule information please visit  www.BlackWomenInJazz.com
or www.BWIJAwards.com.  If you have additional questions please call 678.861.7370 

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9
Jan

Happy New Year – THE JAZZ IN MEE MAGAZINE JAN 2015

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE
JANUARY 2015  – A FRESH START

Happy New Year!

Yes, we survived 2014. In fact, we thrived because of the incredible support, hard work, creativity, and dedication of our support system. We are grateful to everyone for their tremendous efforts, and THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE wishes everyone a rewarding, and joyous new year.

This issue includes articles on the Iconic Joe Sample, Black Women In Jazz & The Arts Awards that will be held in Atlanta, Daughters of Jazz featuring Selina Albright & Rochella Brown, 2nd Annual Jazz Legacy Foundation Gala recapping our classy experience and the Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg Germany and much more. Get ready to be introduced to many independent artists that are making waves in the industry.

We are elated about what we have in store for our readers in 2015 and we look forward to working with you throughout this new year.

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THE JAZZ IN M.E.E magazine is the premiere source for the jazz industry and its artists. Captivating an audience of over 180,000 national and international readers, this quarterly digital and print magazine chronicles the stories behind the hottest and most fascinating artists and trends in the jazz industry.THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. magazine celebrates the jazz genre from a fresh and passionate perspective through dynamic cover stories, trendy blogs, festival/cruise insights, and“Jazz Watch” music reviews on past and present artists.THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is on a mission to keep the jazz genre and its artists in the present.

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3
Oct

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2014 LIFE + STYLE+ JAZZ = RHYTHM & HOME

Pulaski Furniture endorses one of our own ~MATT MARSHAK~

Inspired by the music and lifestyle of Matt Marshak this complete home collection (bedroom, dining, occasional and upholstery) has over 70 pieces, contemporary and urban styling, with a mix of woods and materials. The collection debuts at the High Point Furniture market in October and will be available in stores early 2015. 

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. had the pleasure of meeting Matt Marshak’s in Mallorca Spain, and we were truly impressed and even more so with his pleasurable demeanor and true support of our brand. So, it was not surprising at all that Marshak has touched an entirely different industry in the same regard. He will now will use his likeness and jazz lifestyle to permeate another target audience and share the gift of music. Congratulations!

This issue includes articles on the popular Capital Jazz Festival and Austin Jazz Festival. We get charmed by Hugh Masakela, I Hope You Dance with Melvin Miller and see have to check out our new Gospel in M.E.E. artists. SUBSCRIBE TODAY 

 The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine Oct 2014

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E magazine is the premiere source for the jazz industry and its artists. Captivating an audience of over 180,000 national and international readers, this quarterly digital and print magazine chronicles the stories behind the hottest and most fascinating artists and trends in the jazz industry.THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. magazine celebrates the jazz genre from a fresh and passionate perspective through dynamic cover stories, trendy blogs, festival/cruise insights, and“Jazz Watch” music reviews on past and present artists.THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is on a mission to keep the jazz genre and its artists in the present.

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4
Sep

Join M.E.E in Making TV History ~ The J-Spot Live TV Taping

Join M.E.E in Making TV History ~ The J-Spot Live TV Taping
THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine is moving our brand to TV!!! We are excited to partner with the new Houston Jazz TV program – The J-Spot with host Bobby Lyle. 

You are invited to be a part of the LIVE TV TAPING! 
Be in the J-Spot TV audience on Friday. night Sept. 12, at Indigo Lounge Midtown, located at 2117 Chenevert St.(Chenevert at Gray), Houston, Texas 77003You will get to experience 3 jazz artists – Bobby Lyle (keyboards), Vandell Andrew (saxophone) and Joe Carmouche (guitar). Let’s get up close and personal with these jazz greats.
Get your tickets now because its an intimate setting and they will go fast. http://www.eventbee.com/v/thejspot New Platinum V.I.P. Tickets on sale; Pre-Show Artist Mixer and complimentary food and drink samplings. Hang out with Bobby, Vandell and Joe before the event.


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16
Apr

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE APRIL 2014 – Springs Into Second Chances

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE APRIL 2014 ISSUE IS A GO!
~ Spring Into Second Chances~ SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E magazine is the premiere source for the jazz industry and its artists. Captivating an audience of over 180,000 national and international readers, this quarterly digital and print magazine chronicles the stories behind the hottest and most fascinating artists and trends in the jazz industry.

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. magazine celebrates the jazz genre from a fresh and passionate perspective through dynamic cover stories, trendy blogs, festival/cruise insights, and“Jazz Watch” music reviews on past and present artists.THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is on a mission to keep the jazz genre and its artists in the present.

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2
Apr

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. covers Jessy J & Students of the DMI.

JESSY J visits Houston for the Latin Jazz Jam supporting Diaz Music Institute http://jessyj.com/. THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. was there to capture this great event. Diaz Music Institute (DMI) is one of the most innovative arts organization of its’ kind. Recognized as one of the best Hispanic Arts Organizations in the City of Houston, by Houston’s KPRC (Local 2) television station, DMI continues to develop programs to inspire children. DMI teaches students to set and achieve high goals. They offer workshops that give students direct contact with many of Latin music’s greatest performers. DMI also helps develop kids leadership and mentoring skills. http://diazmusicinstitute.org/wordpress/. JESSY J~ surprised M.E.E. and wore our shirt. Very cool…. We loved it. 

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30
Jan

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE JANUARY 2014 ISSUE – A Stylish Crossover

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THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. magazine celebrates the jazz genre from a fresh and passionate perspective through dynamic cover stories, trendy blogs, festival/cruise insights, and“Jazz Watch” music reviews on past and present artists.THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is on a mission to keep the jazz genre and its artists in the present.

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8
Jan

THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine would like to thank our team, supporters and contributors for helping us build an awesome platform to support jazz and the arts. Please take a moment to sign up for our updates http://magazinesignup.thejazzinmee.com/ and purchase/subscribe to our magazine http://thejazzinmee.com/store/.

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4
Jan

JET SET WITH M.E.E. TO SPAIN 2014

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine partners with Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival to bring jazz enthusiasts to the only smooth jazz festival in the European Mediterranean.

http://www.mallorca.smoothjazzfestival.de/partner/?lang=en

BOOK YOUR TRIP HERE:  http://smoothjazzshop.eu/mallorca/jazzinmee

Located in Sa Coma, on the beautiful east coast of the Spanish island Mallorca. An exotic musical festival with a unique blend of jazz music awaits you in the exclusive ambiance of the Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa. This 5-star hotel is located only 300 meters from the beach and is characterized by an elegant, modern and fully-equipped spa, as well as dreamy landscaped gardens and cozy swimming pools (indoor / outdoor).

If you are looking to enjoy the finer things in life, phenomenal music, exquisite food, luscious wine, amazing entertainment, perfect weather, and a unique experience in the breathtaking scenery of the Mediterranean Sea, this musical vacation is just what you have been waiting for.

On stage, we will welcome some of the biggest and most successful international stars on the Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene. The live concerts will take place on Friday and Saturday evening and on Sunday forenoon until afternoon.

Come on……Jet set with “M.E.E.” to Spain!  We only live once!

BOOK YOUR TRIP WITH M.E.E. CLICK HERE:

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4
Jan

Take a look at our 2013 Artists of the Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR  FROM M.E.E.!

As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped us shape our business. We value our relationship with you and look forward to being a part of your 2014.
Can you believe that it has been 1 year since we published our magazine? It seems like just yesterday that M.E.E. selected Elan Trotman as our first cover artist and we traveled to California to market our new publication. This year has took us on many amazing journeys..Spain, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Martha’s Vineyard, Hollywood and many doors of opportunity have opened for M.E.E. Our magazine continues to be embraced and supported by many and we are truly grateful. We look forward to a successful 2014.

We would like to thank all of our contributors, supporters, sponsors and followers for your continued support. We will diligently continue our mission to keep jazz and its artists present.

We wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace and Prosperity
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Take a look at our 2013 Artists of the Year!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE 2013 JAZZ WATCH FEMALE ARTISTS

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8
Dec

ARE YOU WITH M.E.E.

ARE YOU WITH M.E.E.
A fusion of jazz , fashion and art, THE JAZZ IN M.E.E Magazine is the premiere source for the jazz industry and its artists. Captivating an audience of over 180,000 national and international readers, this quarterly digital and print magazine chronicles the stories behind the hottest and most fascinating artists and trends, in the jazz industry. Under the direction of Editor-in-Chief, Melody Warren, THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. magazine celebrates the jazz genre from a fresh and passionate perspective through dynamic cover stories, trendy blogs, festival insights, and Jazz Watch music reviews on past and present artists.
Subscribe to our 2014 MAGAZINE & SHOP WITH M.E.E.:
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View our  2013 Magazines !
October 2013 – Candy Dulfer
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July 2013 – Keiko Matsui
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April 2013 – Marion Meadows
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Jan 2013 – Elan Trotman
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THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is accepting CD submissions for our music showcase and for editorial consideration.
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24
Nov

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7
Oct

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE OCTOBER ISSUE

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THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE – OCTOBER 2013 ISSUE IS HOT!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. has the jazz industry buzzing with our amazing new publication that’s a fusion of jazz, fashion and art. Thank you for continuing to spread the word. THE JAZZ IN M.E.E magazine is the premiere source for the jazz industry and its artists. Captivating an audience of over 180,000 national and international readers, this quarterly digital and print magazine chronicles the stories behind the hottest and most fascinating artists and trends in the jazz industry.

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. magazine celebrates the jazz genre from a fresh and passionate perspective through dynamic cover stories, trendy blogs, festival/cruise insights, and“Jazz Watch” music reviews on past and present artists.THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is on a mission to keep the jazz genre and its artists in the present.

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23
Sep

WHO’S COMING WITH M.E.E. TO THE GREATEST PARTY AT SEA?

Get your tickets now:

Book online at www.TheSmoothJazzCruise.com or call 888-852-9987 and mention PROMO CODE MELODY to get these rates and attend the private cocktail party with M.E.E.! See you on the ship.
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The Greatest Party at Sea-West Coast Edition
to the Mexican Riviera!!!

CABO SAN LUCAS • PUERTO VALLARTA • BAJA COAST  

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine partners with The Smooth Jazz Cruise to bring  jazz enthusiasts to The Greatest Party at Sea – West Coast Edition. The Smooth Jazz Cruise ’13, will be hosted  by superstars Brian Culbertson and Boney James, and will set sail from San Diego for the Mexican Riviera on Holland America’s m/s Westerdam from Oct. 12 ‐ 19, 2013, with more artists, more musical events and more exciting events than any of the other 18 “smooth jazz” cruises that Entertainment Cruise Productions has produced.
Check out this stellar line up!
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5 Great Reasons to Sail on the“Greatest Party at Sea”

  • Wall-to-wall live music. The usual cruise offers 40 shows. This cruise will feature 60 concerts!
  • Best rates ever offered are available NOW. Good cabins are still available.
  • Sail Now, Pay Later. If you book, you can take advantage of our Sail Now, Pay Later payment schedule. You make one payment now, and the balance is divided into five payments, three before we sail and two due after the cruise is over!
  • Priority for The Smooth Jazz Cruise ’15. SJC’15 is going to be “UNFORGETTABLE”! Reservations for this sailing are currently limited to guests of SJC’13 and SJC’14. Since SJC’14 is already SOLD OUT, sailing on SJC’13 just might be the best way to secure a reservation on The Smooth Jazz Cruise ’15 January 11-18, 2015 departing from Ft. Lauderdale.
  • You Can Sail With Me. I will be on the cruise and will be hosting a very special cocktail party for all of my friends and guests.

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19
Sep

M.E.E. TICKET GIVEAWAY FOR KEIKO MATSUI IN HOUSTON

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. gives away tickets to see Keiko Matsui!

Keiko has released her new CD Soul Quest! Win tickets and backstage passes to see her live in Houston at the Dosey Doe Big Barn on October 21, 2013.

SIGN UP to be entered into the drawing:
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13
Sep

M.E.E. & Sax and the City!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. headed to Austin, Tx to cover and experience Sax and the City featuring  Marion Meadows, Jessy J, Paul Taylor  w/ Joe McBride, Will Brock and Pamela Hart hosted by Women in Jazz at the Riverbend Center for the Arts  http://womeninjazz.org/. This show was phenomenal and M.E.E. witnessed one of the best bands ever supporting Marion, Jessy and Paul.! They were all shining STARS!  Jabari Kersey rocked the house of drums, Chip Sherin killed on bass, Joe McBride got down & dirty on keys, and Will Brock caused an up roar from the crowd with his triumphant solo on keys and engaging vocal performance “Come Together”. Pamela Hart’s performance was lyrically beautiful and melodically gracious.

M.E.E. spent some quality with Jessy J and she was delightful in personality and deadly on sax!. As you know, Texans love our southern hospitality and she fit right in with M.E.E. I loved talking with her, and to my surprise her mother hailed from Texas and her dad from Mexico and she joked about being Tex-Mex. She had a pleasant demeanor, was funny and stunning in person. She has an extreme passion for music and slings that sax like no other, all while being stylish and beautiful. Make sure you pick up her new CD Second Chances that was released on Sept 10th.  We have a shopping date planned in Jan on Melrose. We have much more to share with you from our interview with Jessy… Stay tune.http://jessyj.com/

Our friend Marion Meadows was beyond amazing, he took charge of the show and proved that Sax and the City was a stellar top notch jazz show in the industry. We had not seen him since he graced the pages of our April magazine issue, so he did the honors of signing & posing . He is a class act, a true supporter of M.E.E. and a great sax player…He rocked the house musically and verbally with his great hosting  talents.http://www.marionmeadows.com/

Our Paul Taylor experience was INCREDIBLE! He was BLAZIN HOT on stage. we had never seen him perform live before and M.E.E. was in LOVE.  His personality was warm and inviting. If you don’t have his Prime Time CD, run out and get it. He played us a few tunes and we were hooked! His sound was addictive and we loved the vibe of his music. We had a Twitter experience over a year ago and he actually remembered it and that meant alot to M.E.E.https://www.facebook.com/paultaylorsax1

We also had a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee amongst us. Many of you have heard of Chip Shearin. If you haven’t, you’ve lived and felt his presence with his bass playing almost as a part of your every day lives. Be it Television theme songs, Movie scores, Jingles or countless tours with a who’s who in Music. If not those, surely from the iconic bass line for Sugar Hill Gangs, Rappers Delight! The bass line that American Band Stand’s, Dick Clark says …”you may not know the rap but they’re singing the bass line all over the world!”.. Rolling Stone Magazine’s #2 best rap song ever! And the first to chart on billboard and triggering a billion dollar industry. All resting neatly on this iconic bass line!

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6
Sep

M.E.E. interviews Jessy J

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE will interview Jessy J and talk about her new CD Second Chances! The official release date is Sept, 10, 2013.  She will be performing this weekend in Austin with Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor  “Sax and the City” @ The Rivebend Center for the Arts hosted by Women in Jazz….http://womeninjazz.org/.

Check out her new single “Listen 2 the Groove” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkP0HQ2XyPo#t=17

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1
Sep

M.E.E. ON THE RIGHT PATH

There has been a series of confirmations that have occurred in the last couple of weeks, a sort of crescendo effect leading up to this amazing message that says that we are on the right path.  Keiko Matsui has vowed her support http://www.keikomatsui.com/ , Art Sherrod posted ” I’m proud of  M.E.E. and you are creating a legacy” http://www.artsherrodjr.com/, Marcus Anderson posted that “M.E.E. was the future” http://www.marcusanderson.net/,  Matt Marshak says” THE JAZZ IN M.E.E  is an amazing publication! Your coverage of the diverse format of Jazz is superb! The stories, features, and the unbelievable presentation make this publication irresisitible!  http://mattmarshak.com/ . Yesterday this message was sent to us and we would like to share it. These are the type of messages that keep M.E.E going and inspire us to continue to support this national treasure “JAZZ”. We were blown away by the sincerity in the delivery of  Bron’s message to M.E.E. For him to take the time to write such an inspiring and heartfelt message left us speechless. Thank you.

Love You, Jazz, your message and your spirituality in energizing yourself into the music world of Jazz! You are Fantastic! Your synopsis of how you became more entrenched into your destiny of organizing, presenting, and discovering your divine purpose in life was gratifying. As a native from New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz, I worried about the creators of Jazz going unnoticed and forgotten in a historical perspective by the people who love it most. I to believe that we have inner guides that help us navigate life’s obstacles and I feel that you have what it takes to help pass down the unique and marvelous music of Jazz in all it various forms.

The more I read of how each phase of growth transpired during your jazz exploration and how right it felt; the process, the people you connected with, the feedback, the cause to advocate for, the growth of the company and the decisions you make in research and development for organizational objectives, the more I felt at home in my desire to subscribe to The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine. And as a Freelance Writer and Jazz enthusiast, I look forward to reading about the projects and events associated with the producers and artists in the Jazz arena. I would also be more than happy to lend my professional freelancing skills to help advocate and submit Jazz articles.

You seem to be very much at home living your passion and fulfilling your new found dreams, and as Rick Warren would say leading a purpose driven life embracing M.E.E.

Bron

To lean more about our story visit: http://thejazzinmee.com/about-mee/

“Never make someone a priority when you are only an option for them.”

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude..”

“In Prosperity Our Friends Know Us. In Adversity We Know Our friends.”

_ Colin Powell

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27
Aug

M.E.E. will interview Candy Dulfer

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE will interview Candy Dulfer tomorrow August 22, 2013 to find out what cool things she has in store for us on The Smooth Jazz Cruise ~The Greatest Party at Sea.  She will set sail with M.E.E. & The Smooth Jazz Cruise -West Coast Edition Oct. 12 ‐ 19, 2013 from San Diego for the Mexican Riviera on Holland America’s m/s Westerdam .  We are excited to partner with The Smooth Jazz Cruise to bring  jazz enthusiasts to The Greatest Party at Sea! Stay tuned for the details about our conversation with CANDY  in THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE OCTOBER ISSUE!

Book online at www.TheSmoothJazzCruise.com or call 888-852-9987 and mention PROMO CODE MELODY to get these rates and attend the private cocktail party with M.E.E.! See you on the ship!

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26
Aug

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. meets David P Stevens

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing the very talented David P Stevens. He was a featured artist in THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE July Issue Jazz Watch.  He was just as dynamic as his music. He played in Houston this Thursday with Sax Man Kyle Turner and phenom vocalist Tekai Hicks. David’s visit to Houston was hosted by Twyn Sol –http://twynsolproductions.com. They are also huge advocates for Indie Artists and they showcase talented artists in the city of  Houston often.

To learn more about David and his new project Epiphany visit his website: http://www.davidstevensmusic.com

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29
Jul

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Meet & Greet HESTON

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THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine hosted a private meet & greet for our friend and national recording artist HESTON to hear all about his new project Love Junkie.

We got up close and personal with HESTON! He autographed his new single and we gave away magazines, t-shirts and wine glasses. Heston’s music is beautiful, lyrically refreshing, vocally and melodically unique, timeless, rich and soulful.

http://www.hestonmusic.com/

Thanks LA Vie Fusion Bistro & Lounge for your support!!!
14520 Memorial Drive suite 112, Houston, Texas 77079
(832) 770-4392″

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26
Jul

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Would like to welcome our new radio partner BluesJazzRadio!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Would like to welcome our new radio partner BluesJazz Radio! Thanks Brett BJ Lewis  for joining our team and giving THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. our own 1hr Radio program! We truly appreciate your support!

BluesJazzRadio is a 24 hour global station that spotlights new and upcoming jazz and blues artist worldwide. They are now one of the featured stations on Radioloyalty.com They program global and local air personalities weekly and worldwide syndicated jazz and blues programming every weekend. Thier mission is simple…..send it…we’ll play it !!!  They accept product on mp3 with a short bio and pic to bluesjazzradio@gmail.com

http://bluesjazzradio.webs.com/

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18
Jul

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE ISSUE 3 JULY 2013 HAS ARRIVED!!!

EXTRA EXTRA!!!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE ISSUE 3 JULY 2013
HAS ARRIVED!!!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE JULY 2013
We are overwhelmed at the support and encouragement we have received.  We cannot do this without the backing of our partners, sponsors, readers, artists, and supporters. We thank all of you that have continually honored your word and used your resources and fan base to blast THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine out to the world. Thank you for adding links and promoting us on your websites, chatting M.E.E. up on social networks, purchasing our merchandise, advertising in our magazine, making video testimonials about your experience with us, writing letters and sending thank you notes. We are grateful and you are truly appreciated!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW JULY 2013 ISSUE
http://thejazzinmee.com/the-jazz-in-m-e-e-magazine-july-2013/

We value your feedback and appreciate your support of the M.E.E. Network. After previewing the magazine please visit our website to leave your comment.

28
Jun

Marion Meadows sports our SWAG!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine feels very special! Marion Meadows sports our swag and he also designed the marketing piece. Thanks Marion for supporting us and being the featured artist on our April Magazine cover!

VIEW THE APRIL MAGAZINE ISSUE: http://thejazzinmee.com/the-jazz-in-m-e-e-magazine-april-2013/

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27
Jun

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine is seeking a PT Virtual Assistant

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine is seeking a PT Virtual Assistant to assist with events, projects, research, data entry, marketing, social networking and administative duties. Above average computer skills required, experience with MS Office, Excel, Powerpoint, Word. Graphic software experience a plus. Please email your resume to info@thejazzinmee.com.

21
Jun

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. to interview Joe Sample

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is excited to announce that  we will interview the legendary Joe Sample!  We finally had the opportunity to meet last week  at  Hugh Masekela concert @ Dosey Doe. He and his wife Yolanda are devine.  Joe Sample resides in Houston, but keeps a busy travel scheudle. Please look for this priceless interview in an upcoming  issue of our magazine.

For more than four decades, pianist and composer Joe Sample has been an integral, innovative and bestselling part of jazz history. He is a founding member of the influential jazz funk combo The Crusaders (originally the Jazz Crusaders) and a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano.  Sample began playing the piano when he was five years old. Since the early 1980s, he has enjoyed a successful solo career and has guested on many recordings by other performers and groups, including Miles Davis, George Benson, Jimmy Witherspoon, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan and The Supremes. Sample incorporates jazz, gospel, blues, Latin, and classical forms into his music.

http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/joesample

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21
Jun

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. to interview Jeanette Harris

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. will interview Jeanette Harris this weekend during her visit to Houston!  We have not hung out with this saxy lady since Jan 2013 @ NAMM in California . Look for her exciting  interview in a future magazine issue.

Jeanette is the scintillating saxtress of smooth jazz. This lady understands that energetic and captivating performances matched with uplifting and inspiring vibrations in the music are the solid platinum recipe for success. Fans already recognize her for her wonderful cover of Stevie Wonder’s “All I Do,” which hit Billboard’s smooth jazz singles chart from her previous album, Saxified. Classically trained in both sax and piano, a graduate of Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music, and the saxophonist for the late, great Teena Marie’s final year of touring, Jeanette has weathered the fiercest challenges to bring the world her own brand of soulful healing vibes. That baptism awaits in her fourth CD, Summer Rain, on which Jeanette had a hand in writing all of the selections except her lovely cover of the Luther Vandross classic “Here and Now.” Its 11 sunny songs wrap the listener in the glow of fun love grooves and sweet romance.

“The music of Summer Rain is all about a positive vibe,” Jeanette states. “It’s about staying in love…never falling out of love, feeling good, being faithful and always following a positive route

Purchase her new CD Summer Rain! http://www.jeanetteharrisband.com/

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19
Jun

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. just listened to ”A Guy Named Joe Leavy”

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. just listened to ”A Guy Named Joe Leavy” CD project by singer/songwriter/producer Joe Leavy and I must say Love is where we live! Joe this CD is amazing, passionate and heartfelt. Your storytelling and smooth vocals were addictive. This project embodied a true musical definition of Joe Leavy brother, son, father, husband, and friend. I truly felt your romanticism, high regard for love and your devotion to music. “Skin in The Game” was incredible, the sentiment and zeal of your delivery in this song was breathtaking. ”I Heart You” and “My little One” captured the essence of LOVE! Uplifting and redeeming is an understatement! Mission accomplished Joe, this music will resonate in the hearts and minds of people forever. Magnificent job!

http://www.joeleavy.com/

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15
Jun

First peek inside “Soul Quest” the new journey from Keiko Matsui

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First peek inside “Soul Quest” the new journey from Keiko Matsui.  Black Lion…Check out video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iaQ1T7bzuZA#!

Purchase the single Black Lion on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/black-lion-single/id661826951

14
Jun

Hugh Masekela brings music magic to M.E.E in Texas

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine experienced history on June 13, 2013 during Hugh Masekela’s performance at Dosey Doe in the Woodlands. People live a life time and never experience music like we did. Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis delivered a real dose of national treasure… mesmerizing, impassioned, genuine, legendary, emotional and witty. We were  in awe! Joe Sample came out to support Hugh as well.  M.E.E was able to spend time with 3 legends and they were amazingly humble, down to earth and supportive. Hugh Masekela is more than special and  beyond talented. It was only he and Larry Willis on stage and the performance is breathtaking. Full cycle entertainment at its finest. His storytelling in song vocally and through the trumpet was magical. He shared the greats of jazz with us through his eyes, experience and interpretation. Get to know Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis! Stay tuned for Hugh Masekela’s interview in an upcoming issue of THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine.
http://www.hughmasekela.co.za/
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Jun

Twitter Sighting from Keiko Matsui

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12
Jun

Hugh Masekela Interviews with M.E.E.

Hugh Masekela the world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer and singer will interview with THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine tomorrow. His voice remains deeply connected at home, while his international career sparkles is coming to Houston/Woodlands Texas. He will be performing @ Dosey Doe – The Big Barn @ 8:30pm Thursday June 13,2013.

He was born in the town of  Witbank, South Africa in 1939. He has covered the globe & played with just about every top star youcan think of. His international hits have sold several million CDs. His GRAZING IN THE GRASS earned him a GRAMMY. BRING HIM BACK HOME became the anthem for Nelson Mandela’s world tour after his release from prison. His recent albums – all platinum. Larry Willis may be best known for being the keyboardist for Blood Sweat & Tears; in the industry he is recognized as a master jazz pianist & composer. http://www.doseydoe.com/
http://www.hughmasekela.co.za/

Masekela began to hone his, now signature, Afro-Jazz sound in the late 1950s during a period of intense creative collaboration, most notably performing in the 1959 musical King Kong, written by Todd Matshikiza, and, soon thereafter, as a member of the now legendary South African group, the Jazz Epistles (featuring the classic line up of Kippie Moeketsi, Abdullah Ibrahim and Jonas Gwangwa).

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7
Jun

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Welcomes our new Client Jacqui Sutton

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Welcomes our new Client Jacqui Sutton to the M.E.E. Family. We are very excited to introduce you to Jacqui Sutton and the Frontier Jazz Orchestra. To book Jacqui Sutton please contact  THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. http://jacquisutton.thejazzinmee.com/

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7
Jun

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. SUPPORTS THE ARTS!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE SUPPORTS THE ARTS!!! We are looking to showcase Fashion Designers & Artists (painters, sculptors, sketch artists etc. in our magazine . Please submit (3) high resolution pictures along with your bio to info@thejazzinmee.com. for consideration.

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1
Jun

The Jazz In M.E.E. is Accepting CD Submissions

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is accepting CD submissions for our music showcase and for editorial consideration.
Please send your CDs to:

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E.
P.O. BOX 683184
Houston, Texas 77268
Attn: Melody Warren

24
May

Thank You from the Marquez – Greene Family

A personal thank you note sent to M.E.E. from the Greene Family for our tribute article on Ana in our January issue. Love wins! Donate! http://anagracefund.com/

Read the article: http://thejazzinmee.com/the-jazz-in-m-e-e-magazine-january-2013/

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16
May

ADVERTISE WITH M.E.E….

ADVERTISE WITH M.E.E. Please join the Artists and that have graced the pages of THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine.

 

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine aims to be an informative, inspiring and entertaining jazz style of living magazine where readers can find in-depth feature articles and columns pertaining to everything jazz with an artistic flair. Let us help you find your target market! This is an excellent opportunity for maximum exposure to artists, musicians, festivals, radio/internet stations, jazz business supporters and enthusiasts within the jazz and arts community.

 

The following have graced our pages:

Marion Meadows, Keiko Matsui, Gail Jhonson, Elan Trotman, Deon Yates, Robert Glasper, Stephen Richard, Jeff Lorber, Michael Lington, Lin Rountree,Phil Denny, Tony Exum, Aysha Webb, Jacqui Sutton, Christin McBride, Art Sherrod, Brian Lenair, Marcus Anders, Eddie Baccus, Zdany Chrisholm, Jackiem Joyner, Eric Darius, George Benson, Jack Prybylsik, Robin Bramlet, Scott Allen, Ken Slavin, Tom Braxton, Peter White, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun, Mindi Abair, Dana Jackson, Kerry Wilkins,Hank Stewart, Jonathan Butler, Warren Hill, Dee Lucas, Rod Williams, Reggie Hines, Jazzy Frank, Heston Francis, Darlene Moreno, Jeanette Harris, Cindy Bradley, Pocket Brown, Ryan Kilgore, Jo Khool, Karen Briggs, Althea Rene, Jason Moran, Drew Davidsen, Marcus Adams, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tia Fuller, Jordan Donald, Punkin from Pluto, Wendy Taylor, Patrick Williams, Everette Harp, Matt Marshak and many more..

 

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14
May

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. goes to SPAIN!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine partnered with Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival to bring jazz enthusiasts to the only smooth jazz festival in the European Mediterranean. We enjoyed the finer things in life, phenomenal music, exquisite food, luscious wine, amazing entertainment, perfect weather, and a unique experience in the breathtaking scenery of the Mediterranean Sea.  The festival was held at the Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa. This 5-star hotel is located only 300 meters from the beach and is characterized by an elegant, modern and fully-equipped spa, as well as dreamy landscaped gardens and cozy swimming pools.

This experience was remarkable and for M.E.E to witness jazz being held in such high regard was phenomenal. We are advocates for jazz and to see it in the spotlight and supported like it’s rock-n-roll counterpart was exceptional.  Jazz has become immensely popular in Europe, South Africa, and Japan, just to name a few places. This national treasure has been adopted and embraced overseas and is now international. This was a fun filled intimate musical weekend, where you could spend some up close and personal time with the artists and their music. Check out the schedule of events that were offered:

Pre- Concert Events:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 08:00 pm
Welcome Gala Dinner with all artists and Tomeu Caldentey
the first Mallorcan cook to receive a Michelin star. Served menu at the Biomar Gran Hotel.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Day Excursion to Palma de Mallorca – Shopping and visiting the beautiful old town

Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Day Excursion to Palma de Mallorca – Shopping and visiting the beautiful old town
incl. bus trip from Biomar Gran Hotel and back; free time management for all participants

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Half-day excursion to a traditional Mallorcan Bodega 
visit of 2 different wineries incl. wine tasting and some typical, local specialities (finger food). Bus trip from Biomar Gran Hotel and back

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:00 am
Golf with “The Producers” – PAUL BROWN & DARREN RAHN
at Club de Golf Son Servera incl. Green Fee for 18 holes and transport from Biomar Gran Hotel and back

Artists & Live Concerts:

Friday, May 3, 2013
08:15 pm Entrance
09:00 pm Live Concert 1: MICHAEL LINGTON
10:30 pm Live Concert 2: PAUL BROWN & DARREN RAHN
00:00 pm Aftershow-Party
Saturday, May 4, 2013
08:15 pm Entrance
09:00 pm Live Concert 1: MATT MARSHAK
10:30 pm Live Concert 2: RICK BRAUN + Rocco Ventrella (Sax)
00:00 pm Aftershow-Party
Sunday, May 5, 2013
10:45 am Entrance
11:30 am Live Concert 1: ROCCO VENTRELLA
Live Concert 2: MARC ANTOINE & BRIAN SIMPSON
02:00 pm End of the Festival

 

Stay tune for our detailed recap of this festival and its success in our upcoming magazine issue. To view more photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201254108338550.1073741829.1346973708&type=3 To learn more about this festival visit :http://www.mallorca.smoothjazzfestival.de/artists/?lang=en

 

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13
May

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E Meets: Will Downing & Gerald Albright

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. had the pleasure of spending the afternoon interviewing and the evening being thoroughly entertained by the powerful saxy sounds of Gerald Albright and the smooth romantic baritone vocals of Will Downing. Avery Sunshine opened the show with her fun, interactive and playful vocals and lyrics coined ‘jazzgosoul’. What a special way to celebrate Mothers day and also raise money for a great cause (1530 Seward Foundation). Donna Franklin hosted this Serious Sounds sponsored event.

Women love Will Downing and men love the women who love Will Downing. In his two-decade recording career, the Brooklyn native has carved for himself a solid career. Will Downing has established himself as one of the most consistent, soulful singers of his era and arguably, with the unfortunate death of Luther Vandross, as today’s leading provider of romantic, soulful music. Downing is known in the contemporary jazz and R&B music genres for his rich baritone vocals, and his interpretations of R&B and pop classics that stretch back to the early 1980s. He was on fire last night and we loved it in Houston.

The crowd could not get enough of Gerald last night. He took us on his a trip with his medley of songs that covered the musical spectrum, jazz, blues and R&B.   Albright had sold over 1,000,000 albums in the U.S. alone. His self-produced music features him on bass guitar, keyboards, flutes, drum programming, and background vocals. Gerald has definitely earned the reputation as the “musician’s musician. With 15 CDs under his belt and one collaboration CD, Albright has definitely gained his place in the music world as a player, songwriter and producer.

 

Please stay tuned for a recap of the interview that M.E.E had with Gerald in a future magazine issue. He reveals some amazing details about upcoming projects, his approach to music today and how he gives back…

 To learn more about these amazing artists visit their websites

Will Downing: http://www.willdowning.com/start/

Gerald Albright: http://www.geraldalbright.com/index.htm

Avery Sunshine: http://www.averysunshine.com/

 

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10
May

SNEAK PEEK ~THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. PHOTOSHOOT IN SPAIN

Here is a sneak peek of THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. photoshoot in Spain featuring Grammy Award winner Paul Brown, Marc Antoine, Brian Simpson, Rocco Ventrella, Matt Marshak, and Darren Rahn.

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. spent time with the talented group during the Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival. Stay tuned for more about the experience in our next magazine issue.

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Apr

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine April 2013 issue is now available!

The wait is over!!!
THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine April 2013
issue is now available!

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THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine would like to thank you so much for embracing our magazine. We are overwhelmed and humbled by the outpour of support, encouragement and feedback regarding our inaugural issue. We are very pleased with the magazine that we have created to support and advocate for the jazz genre and we are ecstatic that you are as well. It is wonderful to have such supportive fans who are there for us. We appreciate your support immensely. I would also like to send a special thanks to my family for their continued love and support. We will continue on our mission to keep jazz and its artists present.
THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine is the newest addition to the M.E.E. network, targeting devotees to jazz and the arts. This magazine will include dynamic cover stories, trendy Jazz Watch music reviews, boldly stylish CD releases, trend setting blog updates, enchantingly cool featured festival insights, informative “Inside M.E.E.” reports and other consequential jazz information.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAGAZINE

We value your feedback and appreciate your support of the M.E.E. Network. After previewing the magazine please visit our website to leave your comment.

17
Apr

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine to interview the mega talented Gerald Albright!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine to interview the mega talented Gerald Albright . He will visit that Lone Star State in May for a Mothers day performance in Houston!!!

Albright had sold over 1,000,000 albums in the U.S. alone. His self-produced music features him on bass guitar, keyboards, flutes, drum programming, and background vocals. Gerald has definitely earned the reputation as the “musician’s musician.

With 15 CDs under his belt and one collaboration CD, Albright has definitely gained his place in the music world as a player, songwriter and producer.

To view Tour Dates http://www.geraldalbright.com/tour.htm

 

11
Apr

April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) Let’s Celebrate!

April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM)
Let’s Celebrate!

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The Spirit and Rhythms of Jazz is the 2013 Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) theme highlighting jazz cultural history, musical performance and stories, programs and productions this April. JAM and UNESCO’s International Jazz Day April 30 provide rich platforms for individuals and communities to explore jazz principles of freedom, inclusion and creativity to learn how jazz has transformed America and inspired the world.The Smithsonian will present stories, images, and music highlighting various jazz artists and people who helped shape America’s original art form – jazz – over several decades; three jazz legends to be featured are: Lionel Hampton, Randy Weston and John Levy.

THE SPIRIT AND RHYTHMS OF JAZZ 

Lionel Hampton’s Smithsonian story has an unmistakable vibe. His image on the 2013 JAM poster is created from artwork by Frederick J. Brown on permanent display at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. A set of vibes Hampton donated to the Smithsonian jazz collection in 2001 will be played at special jazz events.

Featuring outstanding sidemen and soloists, as well as his own swinging vibe playing, Lionel Hampton’s bands during the 1940s and 1950s were among the most popular and most exciting in jazz. Hampton was raised in the Midwest, primarily in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he received his first musical training. His career began behind the drums; his first music job was in a newsboys’ band sponsored by the Chicago Defender.

This portrait of Lionel Hampton was created in 1997 by the late Frederick J. Brown, an African American artist whose passion for jazz, blues and American culture provided the artistic inspiration for his work. Brown presented this portrait to Hampton at an 89th birthday party held at Brown’s loft in New York City.

Born February 6, 1945 in Greensboro, GA., Brown grew up on the south side of Chicago. He was a largely self-taught artist, who earned a degree in art and psychology from Southern Illinois University. Brown was influenced by the German Expressionists and Abstract Expressionists like Willem de Kooning, who was a mentor.

Lionel Hampton Bio:http://www.nea.gov/honors/jazz/jmCMS/master.php?id=1988_02&type=bio

Randy Weston is renowned for illuminating linkages between African rhythms and jazz. His perspective is embodied in works like his Uhuru Afrika, collaborations with Gnaoua musicians of Morocco, and his promotion of the legacy of James Reese Europe. Weston will join the Smithsonian in presenting a concert and onstage discussion to showcase this history.

 John Levy was a successful African American jazz business manager during a period of American history when few black men commanded respect and fair business dealings for themselves, much less others. Levy delivered both, managing artists from jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson (who remained a client until Levy’s death)to British pianist George Shearing, among others, with integrity and keen business acumen on the strength of his handshake and courage.

John Clayton teams up with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to deliver a webcast performance of original music in tribute to John Levy, the jazz bassist turned business manager, to highlight the Smithsonian’s celebration of International Jazz Day.

To learn more: http://www.smithsonianjazz.org

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19
Mar

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine Launch Party & CD Release for Elan Trotman

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine Launch Party
& CD Release for Elan Trotman

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E.  Magazine Launch and CD Release for Elan Trotman’s Tropicality was a huge success.http://thejazzinmee.com/tickets/ We would like to thank everyone that attended and supported this event.

Thanks to my biggest supporters my FAMILY!!! Thanks to our sponsors, Asinni Entertainment Group, Crave Gourmet – Chef Tarsha Gary, Creative Delites – Tamala Austin, Wright Touch Designs – Tonya Wright, & Author Patrina Randolph – From Fat to Fierce. Special thanks to….Bonita Lewis, Britney Wade, and Kristina Cox. Thanks Melvin Lampkins and Carolyn Beverly for showing love all the way from San Antonio… Thanks Jeffrey Kelley for your support M.E.E. We always have a blast when we get together and this was know different…..

This was a groovy night of celebration, Jazz music with a captivating ambiance. This experience included 3 of the most dynamic performers on the scene. Elan Trotman, Seven and Wendy Taylor.They captured and demanded our attention and delivered an exceptional magazine launch musical gift to M.E.E. and our guests. It was a night of Jazzy surprises as Elan blasted us with his chart topping tune Masterblaster Jammin and teased us with tracks from Topicality. He brought the crowd to their feet with his cover of a medley of Earth Wind & Fire tunes. Seven showed his versatility with his story telling , his Latest and Greatest serenade to me with and landed the final musical knockout with delighting the crowd with his heartfelt version of Teddy Pendergrass Love T.K.O. Wendy was charming as she entertained the crowd with Etta James At Last and showcased her BIG vocals with her version of Love You I Do by Jennifer Hudson. Guy Micheal’s was an amazing host as he came dressed for the part in his Tropical attire! He kept the crowed informed, humored and engaged! This event would not at all be possible if it was not for the HOT, DYNAMIC, AND TALENTED BAND!!! They did not miss a beat and killed all night long….. We were extremely impressed and entertained by- Jorvan (JB) Butler on keys, Will Curtis on Bass, Don Lott on Guitar, and Larry Grant on Drums. Awesome job!!!! We also had a few special guests…. The legendary Bobby Lyle, Bass player Earnest Prince and Saxophonist Stephen Richard stopped in.

There were 3 photographers covering this event: April Hall, Melvin Lampkin and Antonio Nichols.
Please keep your eye on M.E.E. and our new magazine. We have a big year planned and we would love to share it with you. Our next magazine issue will be released out in April… View or purchase a copy of our January issue:http://thejazzinmee.com/the-jazz-in-m-e-e-magazine-january-2013/ To learn more about M.E.E.http://thejazzinmee.com/about-mee/. FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/355916861180651/

To view more pictures visit: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201052417376402.1073741826.1346973708&type=3

Special Guests: Wendy Taylor, Seven and a few other surprises

Saturday March 30, 2013
Cafe 4212 Jazz Bar
4212 Almeda Houston, Texas 77004

Doors open @ 7:00pm Show starts @ 8:00pm
Tickets $20 online $25 @ the door

 

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Thank you to our sponsors:

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14
Mar

Congratulations Melody Warren CEO of The Jazz In MEE has been Nominated for 2 EOTM Awards

Congratulations to Melody Warren, Editor of The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine, nominated for 2 EOTM Awards. Entertainment Magazine of the Year & Editor of the Year.

Congratulations!  THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. has been nominated for Entertainment Magazine of the Year by EOTM and Melody Warren has been nominated for Editor of the Year.

Please support and spread the word about our nomination. Tell your friends, family, fans, patrons and associates to visit the EOTM Awards social media pages — Facebook.com/eotmawards and Twitter @eotmawards and show their support for THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. by posting on their wall, tweeting with hashtag #EOTMAwards and blogging — all about M.E.E.!

The EOTM Awards takes place on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA.

Our voting began on February 10th and runs through June 14, 2013. Winners will be announced live on August 4th.

Winners of the EOTM’s are selected by the EOTM Awards voting committee. All exude an illustrious background in the entertainment industry.

About the EOTM Awards

The EOTM Awards is an accolade presented by the EOTM Radio & TV Network celebrating entrepreneurial achievements and performances in business, philanthropy and the arts (recordings, television, radio, and literature, film, directing and writing). The EOTM Awards Show will also present “The Aaron Hatcher Award” to key individuals and organizations that promote human rights and social justice. Please visit www.eotmawards.com to find out more about the show.

View January issue of  THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine: http://thejazzinmee.com/the-jazz-in-m-e-e-magazine-january-2013/

 

 

28
Feb

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. interviews GRAMMY AWARD winner Robert Glasper

 

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. interviews GRAMMY AWARD winner Robert Glasper! Robert won a Grammy for his Black Radio project. We were excited and honored for an opportunity to meet him shortly after his Grammy win! http://robertglasper.com. You have seen him on David Letterman! Lets welcome him and celebrate his Grammy win! We all know he travels with the most amazing musical guests!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine interviews Robert Glasper and attends Nikki Ross CD Release in Houston on 2/26/13 – Host: Marcus Wiley… Great music from: Patrick Williams Quartet, Kyle Turner Grammy Winner Robert Glasper with a surprise musical guest Lalah Hathaway !!Proceeds to assist Non Hodgkins Lymphoma Youth! Hosted by Mayweather Entertainment.

Check out THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine :http://thejazzinmee.com/the-jazz-in-m-e-e-magazine-january-2013/

Robert’s David Letterman video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SkQiE4hwbg

Event info…http://mayweatherentertainment.eventbrite.com/  and https://www.facebook.com/events/136491339849738/142413039257568/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

 

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24
Feb

STOP THE MUSIC!!! Robert Glasper is coming home to Houston!

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Don’t think just because M.E.E. is  going to Spain and M.E.E. is having a magazine launch celebration that we have forgotten about the interview, homecoming and GRAMMY celebration for ROBERT GLASPER  this Tuesday 2/26/13!!!! Don’t get it TWISTED, we are READY and we hope you have your tickets because it will be a packed house. JOIN M.E.E in welcoming Robert back to H-Town…

Which musical guest will he bring with him this time? We have our camera ready!!!

GET TICKETS NOW:
http://mayweatherentertainment.eventbrite.com/

21
Feb

Jet set with “M.E.E.” to Spain!

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Who’s going with “M.E.E.” to the Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival in Spain?  May 3 – 5, 2013

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine partners with Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival to bring jazz enthusiasts to the only smooth jazz festival in the European Mediterranean.

http://www.mallorca.smoothjazzfestival.de/partner/?lang=en

Located in Sa Coma, on the beautiful east coast of the Spanish island Mallorca. An exotic musical festival with a unique blend of jazz music awaits you in the exclusive ambiance of the Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa. This 5-star hotel is located only 300 meters from the beach and is characterized by an elegant, modern and fully-equipped spa, as well as dreamy landscaped gardens and cozy swimming pools (indoor / outdoor).

If you are looking to enjoy the finer things in life, phenomenal music, exquisite food, luscious wine, amazing entertainment, perfect weather, and a unique experience in the breathtaking scenery of the Mediterranean Sea, this musical vacation is just what you have been waiting for.

On stage, we will welcome some of the biggest and most successful international stars on the Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene. The live concerts will take place on Friday and Saturday evening and on Sunday forenoon until afternoon.

Come on……Jet set with “M.E.E.” to Spain!  We only live once!

http://www.mallorca.smoothjazzfestival.de/?lang=en

RSVP with M.E.E:  https://www.facebook.com/events/614324098583827/

http://issuu.com/smoothentertainment/docs/coma13_magazine/1

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19
Feb

A Hot Jazz Ticket during The NBA All Star Weekend in Houston featuring Marion Meadows, Kyle Turner and Michael Ward

DSC_0016 THE 2013 NBA All Star Weekend Jazzy Day Party hosted by Athens Hotel Ballroom in downtown Houston featuring Marion Meadows, Kyle Turner and Michael Ward. Photos by THE JAZZ IN M.E.E.

The NBA All Star Game landed in Houston this year and the festivities were extravagant and riveting.  This year Jazz secured its place in the mix and it was a hot ticket. THE JAZZ IN M.E.E enjoyed the Jazzy Day Party hosted by the stylish and swanky new Athens Hotel Ballroom in the heart of downtown Houston. We had an awesome time with our jazz family Marion Meadows, Kyle Turner and Michael Ward. They gave star studded memorable performances that we will be everlasting in the hearts of the jazz lovers in attendance. The atmosphere was grown & sexy and the energy was intimate & magical. These three artists individually are remarkable but together they were awe-inspiring.

 

Marion Meadows has a personality of calm and intrigue and his music mirrors that. As he moved his body in a waving motion to music, we could only focus on the sound coming from the sax which was alluring and hypnotic and even more so that his eyes were masked by his trademark shades. As I watched the crowd, I noticed that they were hanging on to each note passionately as he captivated the them with his smooth jazz-styled soprano sax sound and had them grooving uncontrollably.

Marion Meadows was born in West Virginia and raised primarily in Connecticut; after adopting the classical clarinet at age nine, he moved to the saxophone as a teen, later studying composition and arranging at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. A protégé of Joe Henderson and Eddie Daniels, Meadows later served a long stint as a member of Norman Connors’ Starship Orchestra; after a series of session dates and sideman gigs, he made his solo debut in 1990 with the RCA release For Lovers Only.  Marion Releases his long awaited 13th project “WHISPERS” in March 2013 after a 4 year hiatus.

www.marionmeadows.com

 

Kyle Turner is the pulse of jazz in Houston and he was very gracious to M.E.E. by shining the spotlight on what our company is doing for jazz nationally and internationally. He hit a musical grand slam with this audience with his soulful and dynamic performance on tenor sax. He jammed the afternoon away and the audience adored every minute.

Kyle Turner is a creative and innovative artist that has warmed the hearts of many with the sultry musical notes birthed from his instrument, the saxophone! A native of Houston Texas, Kyle began his musical journey at a young age. Under the direction of Algernon Jones during his Middle School years and James P Moseley and Alan Beverly during his high school years, Kyle developed the tools necessary to pursue his career in music. With mentors like Arnette Cobb, Conrad Johnson and Kirk Whalum, Kyle’s music took on a more serious note and he quickly established himself as one of the most exciting young talents to grace the city of Houston! In 2011 Kyle released his 5th CD “Wrapped Tight.”

www.kyleturner.net

 

Micheal Ward’s magnetic display of musical creativity and extreme talent on the violin was the truth! He came out swinging musical punches and the crowd enjoyed it immensely.  He gave us a diverse musical experience on violin and had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. He had an infectious sense of humor and enjoyed that he was performing during the afternoon, because it was reminiscence of playing in Louisiana, the state that he calls home.

He began playing music at a very early age, starting with piano playing, and attending band practice with his mother Carol Ward who is a Jazz vocalist. His fondest memories are listening to Clifford Scott “Honky Tonk” on sax and Frank Garrett on organ, and hearing his mom sing all those great jazz standards. Upon entering Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, Michael decided to become a jazz guitarist because he saw no financial future with the violin. After one week in college his roommate asked if he had ever heard Noel Pointer or Jean luc Ponte. He had not, so his roommate handed him a tape, told him to check it out, and exited the room. After listening to the tapes, he knew immediately this was what he wanted to do. Once again he ended up with his violin.

www.michaelwardviolinist.com

 

We had a joyous time covering this event and was truly entertained. I would like to thank Marion, Kyle and Micheal for embracing M.E.E. and everyone for supporting M.E.E. & our new magazine. We would also like to thank Chris Watson, Athens Hotel Ballroom and their staff for welcoming us.  We are grateful and honored by the outpouring of support and encouragement on our journey advocating for jazz.

 

Please check out the January edition of THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine and share with your friends & family!

http://thejazzinmee.com/the-jazz-in-m-e-e-magazine-january-2013/

 

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18
Feb

Order THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. T-Shirts

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THE JAZZ IN M.E.E would like to keep your style fashionable, so purchase your t-shirt today to display your JAZZ swagger!!!

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12
Feb

It’s A Family Thing – CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & M.E.E.

Grammy Award Winning Bassist extraordinaire Christian McBride February 8, 2013  Wortham Theater in Houston. The Jazz In M.E.E. photo by Vena Creations Grammy Award Winning Bassist Extraordinaire Christian McBride February 8, 2013 Wortham Theater in Houston. The Jazz In M.E.E. photo by vacreations

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E was tipped off about Christian McBride during the Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival in August of 2012 by the talented and emerging jazz force Christian Sands christiansandsjazz.com and began to follow him.  We were ecstatic to hear that he was coming to Houston with his band Inside Straight to celebrate 25 years of music with Da Camera chamber of music and jazz. We quickly reached out to the McBride camp to request an interview and they graciously accepted.

On February 8, 2013 we set out to the Wortham Theater in Houston to meet the Grammy Award winning Bassist extraordinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator. Christian McBride’s father, Lee Smith, and his great uncle, Howard Cooper, are also well known Philadelphia bassists who served as McBride’s early mentors. Christian McBride, has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years   As a sideman in the jazz world alone, he’s worked with the best of the very best – Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny. In the R&B world, he’s not only played with, but also arranged for Isaac Hayes, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Lalah Hathaway, and the one and only Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. In the pop/rock world, he’s extensively collaborated with Sting, Carly Simon, Don Henley, and Bruce Hornsby. In the hip-hop/neo-soul world, he’s collaborated with the Roots, D’Angelo, and Queen Latifah. In many other specialty projects, he’s worked closely with opera legend Kathleen Battle, bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, the Shanghai Quartet and the Sonus Quartet.

He invited us into his musical territory with open arms and allowed us to engage him and the band during rehearsal and sound check in their ambiance. We had fun with them and enjoyed our creative freedom.  We positioned and repositioned our signage around him to get the perfect picture and he rolled with the punches. Even joked by asking “Do you carry that sign everywhere”?  My answer was, yes…It’s our trademark, and he chuckled.  As he read through the magazine, he asked “I’m I going to be in this magazine”?  I said, yes you are. “Wow!!! It is awesome” he replied.  “I love what you are doing for jazz.” I felt very proud and grateful by his compliment and confidence in M.E.E.

We experienced quite a bit about him hanging with him for the day. His personality was magnetic, he loved to laugh, his smile brightened the room and everyone enjoyed being in his presence. He is mega talented, but very humble. His view of jazz and how to attract new fans was eclectic and he adored the mystery of not knowing where jazz was headed in the future. He would rather bask in the moment. He also believed that a key element in being a successful bass player is taking on a supportive role. “We are the brick layers” and we have to support the entire band he implied.   Meeting him was like family; he wanted to show us the life of jazz from his eyes. He gave us an up-close and personal view of high & heavy art verbally and musically. He revealed insight regarding his fascination with big band writers, arranging and scoop on his upcoming book. He shared great details with us, and vowed to have our back in jazz and at one point he had a M.E.E. t-shirt on his chest, a magazine in his hand all under the M.E.E. sign, taking photos vowing his support. It was hilarious. He has a great story to share and we cannot wait to share it with you in a future JAZZ IN M.E.E. issue. Our journey continues to get better.

After the interview he prepared for his performance with his fabulous band members; saxophonist Steve Wilson, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, pianist Peter Martin and drummer Carl Allen.  These guys put on a dynamic show, and Christian got down to busy making the bass do things I had never witnessed. His performance was breath taking. I found myself holding my breath at times to endure the beauty of the it.  They charmed us with “Theme for Kareem” (Freddie Hubbard),”Sophisticated Lady” (Duke Ellington),”Stick & Move” (McBride) and “Brother Mister (excerpt)” (McBride).

This talented Grammy Award winner was incredible! Christian, his management team, his band and the venue treated M.E.E. like “Royalty”. They were totally open, gracious and supportive.  We appreciate and value what Christian McBride has and will continue to contribute to the jazz journey. Look for more about this charismatic artist from M.E.E. soon.

To get to know Christian McBride and to purchase his new CD visit:
http://www.christianmcbride.com/

Da Camera of Houston, founded in 1987, was created with the intention to produce a series of thematically programmed concerts designed to attract new listeners to the concert hall. By bringing together leading American and international musicians, specifically selected for each program, Da Camera concerts offer a broad range of repertoire and musical styles while ensuring a product of outstanding musical excellence.

Under the artistic leadership of Sarah Rothenberg since 1994, Da Camera maintains its commitment to this high caliber of musicianship brought together to perform in its Houston-based subscription series at the Wortham Theater Center and The Menil Collection; its extensive education and outreach activities; and its regional, national and international touring initiatives.

http://www.dacamera.com

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11
Feb

Chick Corea won the Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition!

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Congratulations to Chick Corea for winning a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition! (“Mozart Goes Dancing” from Hot House, with Gary Burton”)

11
Feb

HOUSTONS OWN “ROBERT GLASPER” WINS A GRAMMY!

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THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. congratulates Robert Glasper for his Grammy Award win for BEST R&B ALBUM Black Radio! THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine will now interview our 2nd Grammy Award winner this month! How exciting! Robert Glasper will perform in Houston on 2/26/13. Join M.E.E. in welcoming him home and lets celebrate his Grammy win. http://mayweatherentertainment.eventbrite.com/

8
Feb

Twitter Sighting from Christian McBride

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Twitter Sighting from Christian McBride

6
Feb

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E will hang with Grammy Award winning Bassist extraordinaire Christian McBride!

“THE JAZZ IN M.E.E will hang with Grammy Award winning Bassist extraordinaire Christian McBride and his band on Friday to see what 2013 has brought his way. Christian has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Sometimes hard to believe considering this man is not yet 40.

For over 20 years, McBride has appeared in numerous musical settings with just about any musician imaginable in the jazz as well as R&B and pop worlds. From playing with the likes of Milt Jackson, Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny; to playing with and/or arranging for the likes of Isaac Hayes, Chaka Khan, Lalah Hathaway, Sting and the legendary James Brown—what has always been unique about McBride is his versatility.

Check out his show on Friday!
http://www.dacamera.com/schedule-tickets/christian_mcbride_and_inside_straight

The Jazz In MEE Meets Christian McBride

5
Feb

ORDER – THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine Printed Limited Edition Inaugural Issue

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THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Limited Edition Inaugural Issue:
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2
Feb

JOB OPENING

 

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is seeking independent  contract sales reps, to represent our new publication, which is  quarterly. Min. 2-5yrs magazine ad sales experience preferred. Candidate should have a successful sales history, enjoy working with people, be goal-oriented and possess an entrepreneurial spirit. Commission only.

 

Responsibilities include:

–attracting new advertisers

-updating our database with new leads

-working closely with the publisher, editor and art director on ad-related matters

-acting as an intermediary between advertisers and our graphic design firm on matters such as ad design, ad updates and advertiser web banners

-working closely with the publisher to capitalize on related sales and marketing opportunities, such as selling eblasts

Please email your resume to info@thejazzinmee.com

1
Feb

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. at NAMM 2013

NAMM photos by Melody Warren

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. attended NAMM 2013 in Anheim California. http://www.namm.org
This was our 1st year and it was a remarkable experience. Read more about it in our April isssue of THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine.

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1
Feb

Show us your swag! Aysha Webb

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Aysha Webb spotted in THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Swag T-Shirt!

She is a HOT Jazz Vocalist~2009 & 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards,
Jazz Artist of the Year Nominee and 2010 Jazz Album of the Year Recipient!

https://ayshamusic.com

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31
Jan

Save The Date: March 20, 2013 Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine Launch and Elan Trotman CD Release

SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 30, 2013
THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY AND CD RELEASE PARTY FOR ELAN TROTMAN IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

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29
Jan

Brian Lenair THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Surprise Artist

When THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. hits the road we always come back with a surprise artist; an artist we just met and would like to introduce to you!

 Our surprise artist from NAMM is
BRIAN LENAIR
http://www.brianlenair.com

We were blown away with his explosive, energetic and fun performance style. He is multi-dimensional and can take it from slow & sexy to fast & funky in no time flat.  He is an awesome entertainer and a powerhouse saxophone star that you should know.  Please check out his new CD Eye of the Storm.

Congrats to Brian Lenair! He will be featured in the Jazz Watch section of THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. magazine April issue!
Brian Lenair The Jazz In MEE featured Jazz Watch Artist

23
Jan

Advertise with M.E.E.

Advertise with M.E.E.
and let us help you find your target market!

ADvertise With M.E.E. info@thejazzinmee.com

The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine info@thejazzinmee.com CEO Melody Warren

This is an excellent opportunity for maximum exposure for artists, musicians, festivals, radio/internet stations, jazz business supporters and enthusiasts within the national jazz community.

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine is the newest addition to the M.E.E. network, targeting devotees to jazz and the arts.  This online magazine will include dynamic cover stories, trendy Jazz Watch music reviews, boldly stylish CD releases, trend setting blog updates, enchantingly cool featured festival insights, informative “Inside M.E.E.” reports and other consequential jazz information. The magazine was developed after the success of In the Jazzy Limelight, an online article profiling various jazz artists. In the Jazzy Limelight has reached over 180,000 readers in 25 countries, with highest international views in Japan, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, France, and the United Kingdom.  Readers of the online feature have a passion for jazz vacations, explorations and getaways.

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. aims to be an informative, inspiring and entertaining jazz style of living, magazine where readers can find in-depth feature articles and columns pertaining to everything jazz with an artistic flair.

Please email us at: info@thejazzinmee.com for more information regarding our introductory offer rates.

22
Jan

Mindi Abair Twitter Sighting

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Mindi Abair tweeting about The Jazz In M.E.E.

17
Jan

The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine Issue 1 January 2013

Ladies and Gentleman

Let M.E.E. introduce to you the inaugural issue of
THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E.magazine is the newest addition to
the M.E.E. network, targeting devotees to jazz and
the arts. This online magazine will include dynamic cover stories, trendy
Jazz Watch music reviews, boldly stylish CD releases, trend setting blog
updates, enchantingly cool featured festival insights, informative “Inside
M.E.E.” reports and other consequential jazz information.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAGAZINE

After previewing the magazine please visit our website to leave your comment.
Your name will be entered into a drawing to receive a
limited edition copy of our magazine. We value your feedback and appreciate
your support of the M.E.E. Network.

TheJazzInMEEMagazine

15
Jan

Jazz In M.E.E. Musical Scavenger Hunt in California

The Jazz In M.E.E. Scavenger Hunt

Hey California!…
Anyone up for a Musical Scavenger Hunt?

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E will be on the ground in Cali in 2 weeks and will have some cool stuff to give away (1st limited edition magazine issue, CDs, T-Shirts and much more. We will post scavenger hunt clues on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn; and who ever finds M.E.E first in Cali will get the prize. Mark your calendar… We will be in the LA, Anaheim and Seal Beach area January 24th through January 28th.

 

Join our social network to get scavenger hunt clues:

Our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/THEJAZZINMEE/

Our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/#!/meeevents

Our LinkedIn page: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=68527380&trk=hb_tab_pro_top

13
Jan

The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine Press Release

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE:

 

The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine

CONTACT: Melody Warren
info@thejazzinmee.com
281-260-8469

JAZZ ADVOCATE TO LAUNCH THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. MAGAZINE
Multifaceted Exquisite Events Inc. Founder to Debut
THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine Inaugural Issue January 2013

Houston, Texas — THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. magazine is set to officially launch January 2013.

READ MORE

4
Jan

The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine COMING SOON

The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine COMING SOON

Don’t miss out on ADVERTISING with M.E.E.! 

Let us help promote you, your company, your brand, festival or event to an audience that counts. Please email us at info@thejazzinmee.com for more information.

The Jazz in M.E.E. has thousands of diverse and active followers in our “M.E.E .Membership” that have a devotion to music and the arts.

Join our mission to keep jazz and its artists present!

To learn more about THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. please visit our website http://thejazzinmee.com/

The Jazz In M.E.E. is platform to showcase, support, advocate, market, and promote the love of jazz and the arts, the artists, musicians, enthusiasts and supporters of this magnificent culture and the events that are a spring board for its success.

 

4
Jan

Venues

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is looking for hot new ,swanky, trendy venues to partner with for jazz events! Let me know if you have a hot new venue that’s looking for M.E.E.?

19
Dec

A Twitter Sighting from Kirk Whalum & Keiko Matsui

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Kirk Whalum and Keiko Matusi
tweeting about THE JAZZ IN M.E.E.

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15
Dec

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12
Dec

A Jazzy Shout Out From Mindi Abair

A Jazzy Shout Out From Mindi Abiar

9
Dec

A Gospel According to Jazz Christmas 2012 feat Kirk Whalum, Keiko Matsui, and Amber Bullock

A-Gospel-According-to-Jazz-feat-Kirk-Whalum-Keiko-Matsui Photo by Melody Warren A Gospel According to Jazz Christmas 2012 at Texas Southern University December 7th
feat. Kirk Whalum, Keiko Matsui, and Amber Bullock  Photo by Melody Warren of The Jazz In M.E.E.

 

Kirk Whalum’s

A Gospel According To Jazz Christmas

On Friday, Dec. 7th, at 7 p.m. in Sawyer Auditorium GRAMMY award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum, returned to his alma mater Texas Southern University to share his much-celebrated live recording series The Gospel According to JazzKirk brought his inaugural Christmas concert tour “A Gospel According To Jazz Christmas” to Houston TX and it was a smash hit. Kirk shared the stage with world-renowned pianist Keiko Matsui and gospel phenom vocalist Amber Bullock, the season four winner of BET’s Sunday Best. Also featured was Kirk’s brother, vocalist Kevin Whalum, keyboardist & vocalist, John Stoddart and special guest Bobby Lyle.

“The Joy of the Christmas Season is Contagious! And the one thing it must include is music,” said Whalum. Keiko Matsui, Amber Bullock, and I will invite the presence of the Spirit in a fresh new way”

This was the most creative, imaginative, entertaining, interactive and JOYFUL Christmas celebration ever! Keiko was a perfect addition to this superbly talented cast. Her music is celestial, like a spiritual light beckoning for you to come in and find solace from the world.   The crowd stood to their feet  in amazement after she played The Road… her title track to her new CD. It was a powerful, dramatic and unforgettable!.

The most heartfelt moment in the concert was Kirk giving tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Kirk Whalum toured with Whitney for years and he played that amazing sax solo in I will Always Love you… Whitney Houston recorded this song for the 1992 film The Bodyguard which was one of the best selling singles of all time by a female artist.  Please support this Christmas show when it comes to your city, you will be impressed.

 

http://www.kirkwhalum.com/

http://www.keikomatsui.com/

http://musicworldent.com/artists/amberbullock

http://www.johnstoddart.com/

 

 

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Dec

JOIN THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. for a Jazz Lovers Weekend!

 

Click here to hear a special message from Kirk Whalum

27
Nov

The Jazz In M.E.E. Experiences A Peter White Christmas Featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair

A-Peter-White-Christmas_Photo-by-Melody-Warren A Peter White Christmas in Houston live @ Dosey Doe November 24, 2012 featuring Mindi Abair and Rick Braun. photo by Melody Warren of The Jazz In M.E.E.

I made my list and I checked it twice! This holiday concert was a fun filled gift to cherish.  A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair had the audience rocking in the Christmas spirit. Fans packed Dosey Doe’s great listening room to enjoy a festive musical Christmas celebration. What a perfect way to welcome in the holiday season.

I received three of the finest contemporary jazz artists in the land for Christmas. I really enjoyed the outrageously funky medley, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” As odd as that combination of tunes might sound, it worked like a charm – or maybe I should say like a surprise Christmas present, providing a good time and a sense of joy.

I was really impressed with the exceptional talent that all three displayed and their vocal ability was uncanny.  It was a creative and unique mini musical that made you light up like a kid on Christmas morning!

A Peter White Christmas started back in 2005 as a duo featuring Peter and Mindi touring all over the country. Rick Braun joined the dynamic duo adding his own stylish trumpeting flair to the magic. Peter, Mindi, and Rick toured through 2008, took a break in 2009, and then picked up were they left off in 2010. They are in their remarkable 9th year and they have mastered this upbeat fun and entertaining show! They have each separately sold millions of records and their combined fans surely appreciates this special performance of Christmas chestnuts!

 

Peter White:

Peter recalls: “My earliest memories of Christmas were probably not much different from many other people: snowflakes, tinsel, Santa Claus, reindeer and the opening of presents surrounded by family. As a child my father taught me to play Christmas music on my first instrument, the recorder, and my love for Christmas music has endured throughout the years.

For nearly two decades, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop, and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.
http://www.peterwhite.com

 

Mindi Abair:

Mindi is a self-confessed Christmas “dork” and loves the holidays.  She graduated from Berklee College of Music and headed to Los Angeles where she played on 3rd Street Promenade and local clubs to get attention.  Bobby Lyle hired her off the street for his tour, and she soon became a sought after sideman.  She signed as a solo artist to Verve Records in 2002, and never looked back.. She is currently touring the US and abroad with her band. The list of artists she has toured or recorded with are a testament to her talent. They include Aerosmith,  Keb’ Mo’, Lalah Hathaway, Duran Duran, Lee Ritenour, the Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore, Max Weinberg, Bill Champlin, David Pack, Mocean Worker, Adam Sandler, Rick Braun, Teena Marie, Bobby Lyle, Jonathan Butler, and Peter White.
http://www.mindiabair.com

 

Rick Braun:

Rick Braun says: “Christmas reminds me of the cold weather in PA where I grew up and long car trips with my family with the windows all steamy and rolled up, seeing lights in the windows of houses and then being with my dad and the whole family for turkey and football.

Rick Braun’s been playing trumpet since he was a kid. No news there for the legions of fans his richly melodic playing style has attracted since the release of his first album, Intimate Secrets in 1993. Less known is the fact that he’s been a singer, and a good one (backing Rod Stewart and Sade among others, with vocals as well as his stellar trumpet) for most of his life, as well.
http://rickbraun.com

This show is like nothing you’ll see this trio do at any other time of the year with their band. Make sure you catch them in your city during their current 20 city tour.
http://www.peterwhite.com/#tour

Purchase their CD Peter White Christmas as the perfect stocking stuffer at Amazon.

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31
Oct

The Jazz In M.E.E. Supports Elan Trotman

Elan Trotman has been an avid supporter of THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. and we support him on his jazz journey. We are excited to see our Boston jewel be nominated for a Boston Music Award for Jazz Artist of the Year. Lets support his nomination for this prestigious award and vote for him!

Please vote for Elan Trotman for Boston Music Awards Jazz Artist of the Year!
http://www.bostonmusicawards25.com/

Elan also asks that you support his friends:

  • David Altenor
  • Shea Rose
  • Louie Bello
  • Malik Williams

 

 

Read his In the Jazzy LimeLight Feature: http://thejazzinmee.com/in-the-jazzy-limelight-elan-trotman/

28
Oct

Facebook sighting from Recording Artist Marcus Adams

“You continue to amaze, inspire, and cultivate this unique genre of music. Just like the artists, you are a rare gift….I appreciate you my friend.”

– Marcus Adams

27
Oct

Karyn Elyse “Matters of the Heart” – Jazzy Dreamy with a sexy kick!

Karyn Elyse is an extremely well rounded talented rare find..This jewel is dazzling… She has tackled Broadway, TV and acting and now she is shedding her luminance on her love of jazz music.. Matters of the Heart is terrific!!!. This CD exudes smooth and sultry melodic elegance and style. Karyn’ s songs, vocals and her delivery made me happy, Jazzy Dreamy with a sexy kick…… is how I describe it…Karen Elyse is a singer and composer with a great vocal range.

Karyn Elyse was born Karen Elyse Abercrombie just outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in a small town called Aliquippa. She started singing at a very young age in her church’s children’s choir. After graduating from the Academy, she performed in numerous Off Broadway productions for which she received rave reviews. While there she landed guest starring roles on television shows such as Ally McBeal, Strong Medicine, Judging Amy and Saved By The Bell to name a few. All the while Karyn Elyse was acting, she was writing music and putting it on the shelf. She recently decided to take it off of the shelf and do something with it. She credits her older brother Keith for her song writing start.Karyn Elyse wrote all of the songs on the album, “Matters Of The Heart.” and what an awe-inspiring success. If you have not had a chance to pick up this CD! Do so!!! You will love it! http://www.karynelysejazz.com/

8
Oct

Destined to Connect with M.E.E.- Keiko Matsui

First I must tell you that the hands of fate were truly at work. I missed Keiko Matsui’s Houston performance in February, but this time I believe we were destined to meet. My schedule was completely booked until a few days before Keiko’s arrival. Then miraculously my schedule was cleared and I was led to her performance announcement.

I’ve never felt anything like I experienced listening to Keiko’s music. Her music is like a spiritual light beckoning for you to come in and find solace from the world. It was a call of rejuvenation, a musical prayer that made my inner spirit swell. I felt compelled to reach out to her team. I thought that it might be a long shot to confirm an interview on such short notice, but her team quickly responded to M.E.E. and the stars were aligned for our notable introduction.

On October 6, 2012, Keiko landed in the Lone Star State to promote her new project – The Road…, released in January 2011 by Shanachie Entertainment. The Road…, is Keiko’s long awaited, self produced, 22nd album released in the US.  It is also Keiko Matsui’s first new recording in four years and a follow-up to her acclaimed 2007 South African inspired release entitled Moyo, which featured Hugh Masakela among other amazing artists. 
The Road…, is a riveting collection of timeless, passionate, cathartic, emotional and exotic melodies with lush harmonies and global rhythms.

The sense of peace and harmony that I experienced from her music translated into our meeting. Keiko was absolutely divine! I felt an overwhelming sense of calmness while spending time getting to know her. She has a very open and welcoming demeanor and it felt as if we had met before. I was so comfortable with her that I forgot it was an interview; we talked as though we were long time friends.

Keiko’s no borders ideology to music poured out of her personality. “Music has no borders and it creates a oneness among people,” confided the Japanese born pianist, composer and producer. Now I understand why her unique melting pot of musical influences have garnered her a devout international following.

We touched on many topics; her beautiful daughters, work and life balance, how music saved her life, her musical influences, the transition into music from Japan and what her fans mean to her. 
Keiko has a bubbly sense of humor and was ecstatic about experiencing a Texas BBQ with Joe Sample, who told her to give him a call whenever she was in Houston. Keiko took him up on his offer and Joe Sample invited her over to his house for a Texas style BBQ, and she had a blast!

That night following our meeting, Keiko performed to a thunderous crowd at one of Houston’s best-kept secrets Dosey Doe, located in the Woodlands.  She put on the ultimate show! She took control of that stage and delivered a 90 min non-stop entertaining and truly unique experience. Keiko is a phenomenal jazz player, and her music has such strong classical, world and new age influences that the result is truly unparalleled.  She was joined by the killer musical talents of Jackiem Joyner on sax, Eric Baines on bass, Blake Aaron on guitar and Steve Hass on drums. This band shook the building!

The Keiko experience is a must! I have much more to reveal about this harmonious spirit, in an upcoming issue of In The Jazzy Limelight. I went to meet Keiko for an interview, but left with enlightenment.  Keiko’s star is pretty bright in the industry, and yet, she extended her hand to M.E.E. in support of our endeavors and I was moved by this beautiful gesture.

The staff & management team at Dosey Doe rolled out the red carpet for M.E.E. and were gracious hosts to all their guests. I applaud them for their hospitality and professionalism. Dosey Doe is one of the most well respected listening rooms in the country featuring nationally recognized artists from contemporary to country, jazz to bluegrass, and everything in between. The 165-year-old historical structure has been saved for its current purpose.  Originally built as a tobacco barn in Kentucky the 300-600 year old growth oak & birch massive beams are the foundation not only for a beautiful room but also for the great acoustics.  It is a place where memories are made. No need to run from restaurant to music hall at Dosey Doe’s you have it all.  http://www.doseydoescoffeeshop.com/

The JAZZ IN M.E.E is on a mission to keep the Jazz genre and its Artists present and we would like your support in our efforts.
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6
Oct

Interview with Keiko Matsui “Magical”

I just finished the interview with KEIKO MATSUI and it was divine. She was extremely pleasant. She is such a gift! You have to experience her and her music to understand! My entire being swells with emotion listening to her music and I felt the same way speaking to her. Magical! Her show starts at 7:30 and I can not wait to see it.
http://doseydoescoffeeshop.com/upload/upcoming-eventsbb.pdf.

 

 

 


I also had a surprise when meeting with her. I entered the green room and there was a guy sitting on the sofa and once I got settled in I noticed it was Jackiem Joyner! He has a well anticipated new CD coming out on Oct 23 Church Boy… http://jackiemjoyner.com/

6
Oct

M.E.E. interviews Miki Howard

There are tons of amazing people in Houston today. Just received a call from Miki Howard to confirm our interview!  M.E.E is going to be very busy today! http://www.mikihowardmedia.com/#!biography

5
Oct

JUST ANNOUNCED: Keiko Matsui – Interviews with M.E.E.

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E will interview and be entertained by Keiko Matsui the smoothjazz/jazz fusion/new age/ keyboardist that plays music that radiates deeply through your soul. Her sound causes an amazing emotional musical rush and the beauty of it soothes your mind and carries you on a unforgettable musical journey. You have to hear this melodic experience to understand its musical power. Keiko ‘s career spans three decades, during which time she has released twenty CD’s (in addition to various compilations) and has received international acclaim.

Keiko Matsui will perform
@ Dosey Doe
Saturday October 6, 2012.
To purchase tickets  http://doseydoescoffeeshop.com/upload/upcoming-eventsbb.pdf

 


Check out her powerful video “The Road”
Learn more about this gift to music  – Visit her website! http://www.keikomatsui.com/

1
Oct

Sign Up for In The Jazzy Limelight!

Are YOU ready for the next Jazzy Limelight issue?

1
Oct

The Jazz In M.E.E. Listening Party

 

 

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E has added new artists to our Listening Party! Please take a listen to our featured artists!

1
Oct

M.E.E. Meets with Tom Braxton

The interview with Tom Braxton was enchanting…. He is such a charismatic and talented person…His insight into performing many years with Wayman Tisdale was very interesting and his soap box approach to answering questions was hilarious.

28
Sep

The Jazz In M.E.E. spends time with Tom Braxton

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E.will spend some time with Tom Braxton this weekend! We are ready to find out the details about his new CD Endless Highway.
http://www.tombraxton.com/index.htm

23
Sep

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E & JAJO COUTURE Photo shoot

Behind the scenes!

Fashion meets Jazz for our upcoming magazine! Stay tuned for the finished photo spread in our upcoming issue!

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Or check it out on Facebook!

11
Sep

The Jazz In M.E.E. Interviews Everette Harp

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. interviews Everette Harp! He will be in San Antonio on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2012 7pm at the elegant PLAZA CLUB 100 W. HOUSTON ST.  This Houston born artist is BLAZIN on the sax.

30
Aug

HOUSTON “CONNECTS” MILWAUKEE

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E strives to build musical bridges and relationships with our jazz counterparts across the USA. Our Houston artists are stepping up and supporting our efforts. Marcus Adams the Milwaukee based composer and artist will make a few musical appearances in the city tomorrow with some of Houston’s most talented in JAZZ…. Stephen Richard has opened his show for Marcus to perform at the Red Cat Jazz Cafe 700 Franklin on Friday, August  31, 2012 @ 9pm .http://redcatjazz.com/ .

It does not stop there!!! Dean James has also opened his show for Marcus and he will be performing at Club Divus later that evening-101100 Greens Parkway, Houston, TX 77067 @ 11:30p Friday, August 31, 2012.1http://www.clubdivus.com/.

Meet Marcus Adams & “MEE” and at one of these Houston jazz spots to experience his urban sax flavor!

I would also like to thank Dana Jackson for supporting our efforts. She opened her show up to “MEE” as well! Houston has major talent and many artists with exceptional character! Thank you!

See you tomorrow!

29
Aug

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. VISITS MARTHA’S VINEYARD!

Stay tuned for more pictures and insight into ” When Jazz goes on vacation it goes to Martha’s Vineyard, the official vacation destination of jazz” What an incredible jazzy summer adventure! We have much to share!

24
Aug

In The Jazzy Limelight: Call to Action

In The Jazzy Limelight Call to Action

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. has experienced an exciting summer and we cannot wait to share our musical journey with you in our upcoming Jazzy Limelight feature.

We would also like YOU to share some of your jazzy news as well. We are accepting submissions for our upcoming Jazzy Limelight Magazine Features. The Jazzy Limelight will include cover stories, JazzWatch, Inside the M.E.E., Music Reviews, CD releases, featured festivals and other newsworthy information we discover throughout our jazz journey.

This is an excellent opportunity for maximum exposure to artists, musicians, festivals, radio/internet stations, jazz business supporters and enthusiasts within the jazz community. Spots are limited and filling up fast. Please e-mail info@thejazzinmee.com if you are interested in advertising and sponsorship.

We accept press releases via e-mail at info@thejazzinmee.com

We also have an E-Blast service.
Let us E-blast your brand, event, product or service to over 20,000 active subscribers. http://thejazzinmee.com/let-m-e-e-e-blast-you/

When sending CDs for editorial consideration, please mail to:

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E.
P.O Box 683184
Houston, Texas 77268


Write for Us

We are looking for guest contributors; so if there’s a story, tip, or feature you’d like to share, email us.

Our key areas of interest would be content that would showcase, support, advocate, educate, market, and promote the love of jazz and its artists.   We’re looking for articles that relate in some way to these categories and that would also contribute to our mission to keep the jazz genre and its artists present.

We can only consider posts that are your own writing, haven’t been published elsewhere, and which you can allow The Jazz In MEE to publish exclusively.


What we need

In your pitch, please:

provide the topic or title of your article

outline briefly what the post would explain or deliver to readers

list any inclusions you’d like to use to accompany your post: files, video, and etc.

 

Email us at info@jazzinmee.com

24
Aug

Call for Photographers

 

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E./Multifaceted Exquisite Events Inc.is looking for photographers who are interested in helping us capture various events. If you are interested please email us at: info@thejazzinmee.com.

23
Jul

Meet and Greet ATL


THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. will be visiting ATLANTA and would love to meet our friends, partners and supporters. Come by and say hello!

If you are a musician or an artist with a CD please bring a copy for our JAZZ IN M.E.E showcase.

Sunday, July 29, 2012 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sheraton Downtown Atlanta Hotel – Fandangles Martini Bar
165 Courtland Street, NE – Atlant FA 30303
404-659-6500
http://www.sheratonatlantahotel.com/Directions

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/407403405970257/

We look forward to meeting you!
Musically Yours,

THE JAZZ IN “MEE”

20
Jul

Next Jazzy Stop: Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival

 

THE JAZZ IN MEE an affiliate of Multifaceted Exquisite Events Inc. partners with Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival to bring jazz enthusiasts to the official vacation destination of jazz. “ When Jazz Goes on Vacation, It goes to Martha’s Vineyard”

The Jazz In MEE | Martha's Vineyard Jazzfest

If you are looking to escape from reality and enjoy a real vacation this island is the place to be….add jazz and its unforgettable. Join us for a breathtaking summer experience. August 4-11 2012. We will meet you there for an incredible jazzy summer adventure.

 

The Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival “All things Jazz” presents the diversity of jazz in a variety of formal and informal venues, to include live musical performances, art exhibits, book readings and signings, film presentations, and master classes, all while you vacation on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. The festival is a fun and engaging experience that presents jazz in a variety of diverse and unique formats. When Jazz goes on vacation it goes to Martha’s Vineyard, the official vacation destination of jazz. For more information visit: http://mvjazzfest.com/

14
Jul

Artist Call – The Jazz In MEE Music CD Sampler

The Jazz In MEE Artist Call for Jazz CD info@thejazzinmee.com

ATTENTION ARTISTS!
 

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. will be attending major jazz festivals and events this year and we would like to take you with us in SONG! If you are interested in being a featured artist on our JAZZ IN M.E.E. music CD sampler, we would be happy to hear from you.

We will use our CD to market our brand and yours. If you would like the opportunity to be exposed to over 100,000 additional jazz lovers email us at info@thejazzinmee.com.

This is an exceptional marketing opportunity to reach different markets and share your music creatively. We have limited track availability, so act fast to reserve your space. Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival is on our schedule for August!!

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E
281-260-8469

 

5
Jul

Claudia Jordan to host 2012 Jazz Tour – A Jazzy Tribute to Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson Tuskegee Airman, Red Tail Pilot – featuring Kim Waters and Phil Perry

THE 2012 JAZZ TOUR CONCERT AND SIP & SOCIAL featuring Phil Perry and Kim Waters was CANCELLED

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E was retained to market & promote the Phil Perry and Kim Waters events. Gary Landry with GDS Sports Classic/P.O.W. 44 Legacy was the event promoter/producer and the individual solely responsible for all event logistics including ticket sales, and processing all refunds from the event that was cancelled by his company. If you purchased tickets for the event via Eventbrite or in-person please contact Gary Landry 281-303-1347 or gdgsports@yahoo.com.

Claudia Jordan to host 2012 Jazz Tour with Kim Waters and Phil Perry Presented by POW 44 Legacy and The Jazz In MEE

Claudia Jordan; Model, Radio and TV host (BET) is a former Miss Rhode Island Teen USA and Miss Rhode Island USA title holder. She was a Barker’s Beauty on CBS’s game show The Price Is Right and was seen nightly on the hit TV game show Deal or No Deal. She was also a challenger on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. Ms. Jordan is a former co-host on Jamie Foxx’s The Foxxhole on SiriusXM Radio. She currently chips in on the laughs with her quick wit and edgy sense of humor on the Reach Around Radio show on http://latalklive.com/new/.

Claudia Jordan to host the

2012 Jazz Tour

A TRIBUTE TO LT. COL ALEXANDER JEFFERSON,
TUSKEGEE AIRMAN, RED TAIL PILOT


FEATURING

PHIL PERRY AND KIM WATERS

  JORDAN DONALD & LEATHER POCKYT BAND
R&B KING MARTY

 

SATURDAY JULY 21, 2012 @ 8:00PM

TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY SAWYER AUDITORIUM

TICKETS
$45.00 GENERAL ADMISSION | $50.00 AT THE DOOR | $65.00 VIP
TSU EMPLOYEES $35.00 | TSU ALUMNI $40.00

VIP TICKETS INCLUDES SIP & SOCIAL WITH

LT. COLONEL ALEXANDER JEFFERSON, KIM WATERS,PHIL PERRY

AND MEET CLAUDIA JORDAN UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Tickets can be purchased at:
http://tuskegee2012jazztour.eventbrite.com/

This Is Eat Soul Food or call 281-260-8469

PORTION OF  THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO  THE ISMAIL B. ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

5
Jul

POW 44 LEGACY and THE JAZZ IN MEE hosts the Black and White Sip and Social

THE 2012 JAZZ TOUR CONCERT AND SIP & SOCIAL featuring Phil Perry and Kim Waters was CANCELLED

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E was retained to market & promote the Phil Perry and Kim Waters events. Gary Landry with GDS Sports Classic/P.O.W. 44 Legacy was the event promoter/producer and the individual solely responsible for all event logistics including ticket sales, and processing all refunds from the event that was cancelled by his company. If you purchased tickets for the event via Eventbrite or in-person please contact Gary Landry 281-303-1347 or gdgsports@yahoo.com.

POW 44 Legacy and The Jazz In MEE host Black White Sip & Social 07.21.12

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. & POW 44 LEGACY
hosts
Black & White Sip & Social

You are invited to be a part of a momentous and historical occasion.
Sip and socialize with a Tuskegee Airman, a Soulful Vocalist/Songwriter and a National Recording Artist.
You will have the opportunity to meet, be photographed with and get to know
Lt. Col.
Alexander Jefferson Tuskegee Airman, Red Tail Pilot, Phil Perry and Kim Waters.

The University of Houston – Alumni Center
3100 Cullen Road, Houston, Texas 77204
713.743.2255 @ 7pm Friday, July 20, 2012

Tickets $25 – http://tuskegee2012jazztour.eventbrite.com/
If you purchase a VIP Ticket to the Jazz Tour Concert your admission to this event is free.
Bring your ticket to enter the event.

(Wear your black & white & dress to impress)

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE

Thank you to the event sponsors:

University of Houston Logo

4
Jul

Phil Perry and Kim Waters – A Jazzy Tribute to Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson Tuskegee Airman, Red Tail Pilot – July 2012 in Houston Texas

THE 2012 JAZZ TOUR CONCERT AND SIP & SOCIAL featuring Phil Perry and Kim Waters was CANCELLED

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E was retained to market & promote the Phil Perry and Kim Waters events. Gary Landry with GDS Sports Classic/P.O.W. 44 Legacy was the event promoter/producer and the individual solely responsible for all event logistics including ticket sales, and processing all refunds from the event that was cancelled by his company. If you purchased tickets for the event via Eventbrite or in-person please contact Gary Landry 281-303-1347 or gdgsports@yahoo.com.

POW 44 Legacy and The Jazz In MEE partner for the 2012 Jazz Tour

presents

The 2012 Jazz Tour~A Jazzy Tribute to 

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson
Tuskegee Airman, Red Tail Pilot.

We will honor his legacy
with a Special Night of Jazz & R&B

performed by

Soulful Vocalist Phil Perry and Romantic Saxophonist Kim Waters

2012 Jazz Tour hosted by Claudia Jordan featuring Kim Waters and Phil Perry presented by POW 44 Legacy and The Jazz In MEE

 

The JAZZ IN M.E.E and POW 44 Legacy partners to bring you a special night of jazz in support of continuing a legacy. We will honor Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson in music with portions of the proceeds being donated to the Ismail Robinson Scholarship Fund.

Kim Waters heralded as “simply one of the planet’s best saxophonists” will entertain us with his unforgettable melodies and songs that take you on a journey and Phil Perry will serenade us with his alluring multi-octave soulful voice. Spectacular entertainment, a great cause, and honoring the legacy of a Tuskegee Airman will be a night to remember, so get ready to experience jazz in a whole new way.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS: http://tuskegee2012jazztour.eventbrite.com

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson - Tuskegee Red Tail Pilot
Born  Nov. 15, 1921 in Detroit, Mich., Jefferson was the eldest child of Alexander Jefferson and Jane White Jefferson. His maternal great-grandfather William Jefferson White was born to a slave woman and a white slave owner in the 1830s. Jefferson’s grandfather became a minister, and in 1867 he opened an all-black ministry school for boys in Augusta, Ga., which today is known as Morehouse College.

 

The Tuskegee Airmen, the popular name of a group of African American pilots who fought during World War II, were the first black military aviators to serve in the United States armed forces. Jefferson’s book “Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free” is a personal memoir about black soldiers who served their country during and after World War II. Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson is an American treasure, and we’re proud to have him join us to share his experiences.

 

Jefferson was shot down on August 12, 1944, while attacking a radar installation during his 18th mission over Toulon in southern France. Parachuting to safety and landing in a forest, he was immediately captured by German ground troops. He was sent to a German prisoner of war (POW) camp in Poland called Stalag Luft III, a specialist Luftwaffe-run camp for captured Allied Air Force personnel. He was then moved to Stalag VII-A, just outside Dachau. After the Russian Army entered Poland, the Germans marched the prisoners to Munich, where they were freed by Gen. George Patton’s U.S. Third Army. Jefferson returned to the United States on board the Cunard liner RMS Queen Mary, arriving in New York City in mid-1945

 

During World War II, African American citizens in many U.S. states still were subject to racist Jim Crow laws. The American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen experienced racial discrimination, both within and outside the U.S. Army. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction. Although the 477th Bombardment Group “worked up” on North American B-25 Mitchell bombers, they never served in combat. The Tuskegee 332nd Fighter Group was the only actual operational unit. First sent overseas as part of Operation Torch, they were put into action in Sicily and Italy before being deployed as bomber escorts in Europe, where they were particularly successful in their missions.

 

In 1995, Jefferson was enshrined in the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame. In 2004, Jefferson was awarded with a Purple Heart for being wounded while being shot down over Nazi occupied France. On March 29, 2007, Jefferson attended a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol rotunda, where he and the other surviving veterans of the Tuskegee Airmen and the widows of airmen no longer with us were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of their service.

To learn more about Lt. Colonel Alexander Jefferson visit the links below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAZucEsYvq4
An American Pilot: Alexander Jefferson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCgeZHH1zU8<