Photos from the WAMA Jam
Photos taken by Jim Knapp at IOTA Club & Cafe during the WAMA Jam, October 23, 2011.
Thank you, Jim, for some great photos!
National & International Music News
TuneCore Launches Music Publishing Services for Songwriters
November 02, 2011
By Glenn Peoples, Nashville
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 4662.story
"...Its new TuneCore Songwriter Publishing Administration Service, unveiled Wednesday, gives songwriters an easy way to sign up for global publishing administration...A songwriter who registers with TuneCore's songwriter service will have his or her songs registered with organizations that collect publishing royalties. TuneCore is not taking the place of organizations like BMI and ASCAP, but will work with those and other organizations to make sure its clients' royalties are collected."
GarageBand Now Available For IPhone And IPod Touch Users
"Apple today announced that GarageBand, its breakthrough music creation app, is now available for iPhone and iPod touch users. Introduced earlier this year on iPad, GarageBand uses Apple's revolutionary Multi-Touch interface to make it easy for anyone to create and record their own songs, even if they've never played an instrument before."
Black Girls Rock! honors women in entertainment, service;
aims to uplift, combat poor images
Thursday, November 3
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertain ... story.html
"When Beverly Bond started the organization Black Girls Rock!, her goal was to empower young girls of color and give them better images than the often negative depictions seen in the media."
J.P. Reali won the DC Blues Society battle of the bands in the solo category for the second consecutive year. He will represent DC at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tn. in February 2012. http://www.jpreali.com
Vegas with Randolph will be performing this Friday Nov 4th at the International Pop Overthrow festival in NYC. VWR will be performing songs from their 2011 CD "above the blue". http://www.internationalpopoverthrow.com. http://www.reverbnation.com/vegaswithrandolph
Veronneau's "Joie de Vivre" CD received an Italian review, for the multilingual WAMA readers. Italy
Congressional Chorus starts their 25th season this Sat. Nov. 5th with a concert titled "American Tapestry: Our Story in Song." The Pink Line Project wrote an article about them.
Reese Palmer's funeral will be Friday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at Mentronone Baptist Church, 5126 B St. SE. There will be no viewing, his remains will be cremated. A “Celebration of Life” with singers who had performed with Palmer is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 20 at a still-to-be-determined location.
The 2011 Nominees for the DC Annual Reggae Music Awards is now posted on http://www.dcreggaeawards.com
Yinka Diz Video
The latest video from the Yinka Diz's album, “New Art, New Money," is “Wind In My Caesar” featuring Marky.
American Folklife Center Webcasts Available Online
American Folklife Center now offers more than 150 webcasts on a variety of topics. Online resources include lectures by prominent folklorists, including those presented as part of the Botkin Lecture Series, concerts by renowned traditional musicians, including those documented as part of the celebrated HomeGrown Concert Series, and symposia on topics as varied as baseball, the Seeger family, Laborlore, the Works Progress Administration, music and traditions of Northern Ireland, and culture along the Canadian-United States border. The streaming video webcasts are an excellent resource for those teaching courses in folklore and ethnomusicology, and also offer viewers an opportunity to see presentations by leading scholars on important topics. For a complete index of topics and speakers, visit the American Folklife Center Index: http://www.loc.gov/folklife
How to Make a Living in the Arts Workshop
Sat. Nov. 5th
10 am - 5 pm
at Omni Shoreham Hotel, Capitol Room 2500 Calvert St. NW, WDC
$149 adv, $165 at door
http://dcweek2011.sched.org/event/9f1b6 ... dc5e6264dc
Offering all kinds of creatives (filmmakers, musicians, etc.) concrete steps for getting from where they are to where they want to be. This workshop takes a more comprehensive approach as it focuses on all the component parts of an artistic life: competition, self-doubt, talent, making enough money to thrive, navigating the economy, staying on track with your goals, grants, commercial vs. non-commercial work, etc. In this workshop you will: Construct a passionate vision for your ideal life; Discover seven key areas that allow you to make art, make money, and make a difference; Find a market (or markets) for their work; Learn how to manage and overcome fears/negativity that are unique to the artist; Identify income streams that flow directly from your passions; Model your career on the lives of already successful artists.You will walk away from this workshop with a strategic plan and action steps designed to move you directly toward your dream. 10% discount for DC Week folk. Discount code: DC_Week
Sierra Hull Mandolin Workshop
Saturday, November 5th
11 am - 12:30 pm
at Common Ground on the Hill Office Suite, Thompson Hall, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
Fee: $50, 10 attendees maximum
To sign up for workshop, email: email@example.com
Playing Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Followed by concert at 8 pm
Lecture: The Political Significance of Jazz Diplomacy
by Dr. Saïs Kamalidiin
Mon. Nov. 21
at Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD
$15, $13/50 Stars price
Key of D-plomacy
http://www.strathmore.org/eventstickets ... sp?id=7576
Dr. Saïs Kamalidiin of the Howard University Music Department explores the ways jazz and its important artists have been deployed to change the global perception of America and its governmental policies. Discussion will focus on State Department Tours, Jazz Ambassadors (including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie) and the international distribution of recordings and music videos of jazz artists.
Jazz Vocal Intensive: Charting Your Course
with Lean Seikaly
Sat., Dec. 10
at Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD
10AM - 3PM
$65, $58.50 Stars price
http://www.strathmore.org/eventstickets ... sp?id=7594
Strathmore’s Jazz Vocal Intensive courses are meant for singers looking to take their performance to the next level. In this session, participants will learn how to better communicate with the band. Topics include standardized chart writing requirements; writing for good visibility; marking the charts to minimize the amount of "bandstand chatter;" placement of key signatures; arrangement writing; proper notation for key changes, meter changes, and other special notations for vocals including "hits," "chokes" and more.
Millennium Music Conference
February 16-19, 2012
The online submission deadline: Fri. Nov. 18th
on Sonicbids and ReverbNation.
The Millennium Music Conference and Showcase will be at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center (Camp Hill) and 30 showcase venues in and around Harrisburg, PA. Over 150 music industry professionals will attend as panelists, speakers, mentors, sponsors, exhibitors and talent scouts. A MusiCares Free Dental Clinic will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012.
More than 300 original acts and artists will be selected to showcase in 2012. All acts that submit to showcase automatically receive free registration credentials to participate in the conference. Interested artists, sponsors, partners, speakers, presenters, mentors and exhibitors can contact MMC Director, John Harris at 717-221-1124.
Benevolent Music: A Benefit Show for Girls Rock! DC
Sat. Nov. 5th
5 - 7 pm
at BloomBars, 3222 11th St NW, WDC
suggested $10 donation
http://www.bloombars.com/garden-of-the- ... bread-jims
This two-hour concert event will feature sets from female hip-hop collective Lipstick Revolt, and Americana inde rock band Sweetbread Jim’s. Proceeds from the event to benefit DC-area girls music summer camp Girls Rock! DC and BloomBars.
Singin' In the Streets
Giant public sing-along at the Fenton St. Market
Sat. Nov 5
at downtown Silver Spring
11am, with rehearsal at 10 am (see below)
The "NeighborUp" movement is all about getting people to tell their Real World stories of Neighboring as a way of starting a conversation about how we can all be better neighbors. So on Saturday November 5th NeighborUp will be the featured "Community Roundtable" at the Fenton Street Market in Silver Spring. In order to get people in the spirit of telling and sharing stories, they want to have a "Random Act of Culture." Once they start the song -they'ill get many others in the market to notice and maybe even sing along.
They'll start with a rehearsal and cups of Blessed Coffee at Bill Traynor's house at around 10am in Silver Spring. Email Lily Hamburger for directions if you want to join:
The 8th annual Fall Celtic Concert Series
begins on Sun. Nov. 6 and runs through Sun. Dec. 4
Seatings at 5 and 7 pm
at the Old Brogue, Great Falls, VA
The series will feature performances by Beggars' Circus, Charlie Zahm & Tad Marks, IONA, Lilt, and Jody Marshall's Annual Holiday Concert.
Artists for World Harmony kick off concert
Fri. Nov. 11
7:11 - 10 pm
at the Electric Maid, 268 Carroll St NW, WDC (Takoma Park)
$11 suggested donation
With special guests Sahffi, & Mosno (as ‘goatFISH’), Wendy Lanxner, Amy Freedman, Natalie Dodson plus visual artists: Amy Perlman, Nomati Advani, & Bill Pabst
Electric Maid, the community oriented not-for-profit venue, needs help to keep the doors open. The $11 suggested donation is to help them in part and the rest for Artists for World Harmony costs. Artists for World Harmony is a website, http://www.artistsforworldharmony.com (still under construction), that will encourage artists to create and post their art of all mediums that inspires or embodies harmony, peace, inclusion, love and goodness.
Band To Band Combat
Mon. Nov 14
at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
band-to-band-combat $10 adv, $12 day of
With Madrone, Falltown, The Vandelays, The Dreamscape Project & Rew Smith Band.
Judges and fan votes will determine the winner of the competition. The first place prize will be $500 and the honor to be the opening band at the 20101 Downtown Countdown, Washington D.C.'s New Years' Eve event. All net proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to Music 4 More, a 501 (c) 3 charity that works to provide financial and in-kind resources to sustain and foster under-funded music programs in schools and communities across the United States. Music 4 More will use the funds to purchase instruments and supplies for the DC area music classrooms. http://www.music4more.org
A Tribute to Rod Stewart "Back To Gasoline Alley"
presented by BandHouse Gigs
Fri. April 13th
at the Rams Head, Annapolis, MD
This show will feature songs from Rods great early 70's Mercury recordings, as well as his work with The Faces & The Jeff Beck Group. Featured performers include: Eric Scott, Patty Reese, Daryl Davis, Jon Carroll, The Nighthawks, Jeff Watson, Gold Heart, Tommy Lepson, Bobby Thompson, Daryl Jr. Cline, Mike Cotter
Tickets are also on sale for the second night of this tribute at the Barns at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA on April 14th.
Wale has released his second studio album, "Ambition," which was reviewed by the Washington Post, Wale
Yinka Diz’s has a new album “New Art, New Money.” You can download the complete album for free at http://www.yinkadiz.com.
Polyhymnia, a 25-voice chamber choir founded by Director Jim Klumpner in 1991, have released their 20th Anniversary CD, recorded live June 4, 5 and 12, 2011. http://www.polyhymniasings.org
WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles