Thursday, 26 November 2009

KANAL JAZZ - Top Countries by Listener



1. United States
 
 (24.8%) US

 
2. France

 
 (21.4%) FR

 
3. Japan

 
 (13.9%) JP

 
4. Russian Federation

 
 (7.8%) RU

 
5. Germany

 
 (5.7%) DE

 
6. Canada

 
 (4.8%) CA

 
7. Qatar

 
 (4.4%) QA

 
8. Brazil

 
 (3.8%) BR

 
9. Australia

 
 (3.1%) AU

 
10. Bulgaria

 
 (2.7%) BG

 
11. Spain

 
 (1.3%) ES

 
12. Guernsey

 
 (1.1%) GG

 
13. Croatia

 
 (0.8%) HR

 
14. Venezuela

 
 (0.7%) VE

 
15. Switzerland

 
(0.6%) CH

 
16. Belgium

 
 (0.5%) BE

 
17. Italy

 
 (0.5%) IT

 
18. Norway

 
 (0.3%) NO

 
19. Romania

 
(0.3%) RO

 
20. Ecuador

 
(0.3%) EC

 
21. Ukraine

 
 (0.2%) UA

 
22. Guatemala

 
 (0.2%) GT

 
23. Indonesia

 
 (0.1%) ID

 
24. United Kingdom

 
(0.1%) GB

 
25. Kuwait

 
 (0.1%) KW

 


Tuesday, 3 November 2009

SPOTLIGHT ON VIENISTE

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REDDOG MEDIAS INTERVIEW:

Writing, recording, performing - which is your  favourite aspect of being an artist and why?  
That’s a really tough choice. We love writing because that’s where the magic happens; you are playing around, trying things out and all of a sudden, there is the beginning of a song… When it gets to recording, you watch it grow, taking on form and shape in often unexpected ways and it’s so great to experience what other musicians contribute to it. And performing—we very much enjoy the excitement of sharing the music and playing our hearts out


What do you want people to feel while listening to your music?
As if they were on a carousel ride to the candy stand :)
We hope they feel connected to what they hear, filled with imagery, transported, transcended, French, fauve…

What tours or performances are coming up for you?
Our next performance is an acoustic show at the Good Hurt in Venice on October 29, and we are in the process of booking full band shows for later this year/early next year in Southern California. Dates in Germany and France are planned for spring or summer of 2010; we will keep you posted!

What are you listening to at the moment?
Julian Coryell, “Profit and Loss”, Mother Eff “Are we famous yet?”

LIGHT BIO:
Santa Monica, CA.
A foreign voice and a native producer team up to write and record a set of French songs, featuring an emotive vocal with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and compositions. Vieniste's songs are playing on Outbound Radio's Easy Mix Channel, WomensRadio, and Banana Peel Radio. They are following up their debut EP (11/08) with live shows and an upcoming full-length album. 
 

LINKS
- AMAZON link for sale
- AMAZON linkbis for sale
- I-TUNES link for Sale
- CD BABY for sale
- OUTBOUND MUSIC for sale
- MYSPACE address

SPOTLIGHT ON STEPHEN FEWELL


REDDOG MEDIAS INTERVIEW:

Writing, recording, performing - which is your
favourite aspect of being an artist and why?  
Writing and recording as I don’t perform any more. After more than 10 years performing, I have focused on writing finished songs for submitting to various labels and artists.
What do you want people to feel while listening to your music?

It’s gentle melodic pop, I make no excuses, it is just pop, I do however try to add something a little different in every song, and I am also know from my long intros to song.

What tours or performances are coming up for you?Are  you expecting few dates in Europe and in France in particular?

No performances, but my music has been used on a number of TV shows in Europe, (Inspector Rex etc.) commercial advertising on radio in Spain and France and is used extensively in Asia on TV and radio. As I am from Australia, Asia is the big market for me.
What are you listening to at the moment?

Bob Sinclair has been a big influence and I still regard “Can you feel it” as the all time classic dance track, The Darkness, great writing and Mariah Carey, what can you say about that voice.

LIGHT BIO:

Writer, Producer and, Arranger - songs played on Kiss FM London, Solar Radio in London and Europe with songs included on the compilation Traex.de – Jazz Trip Hop mix and Pure Music cd from Germany.
Production music composer with songs used and played in Spain, Japan, USA (New York Fashion Week), Australian TV and radio, Hong Kong and UK (various Fashion shows).


LINKS

- ARTIST SERVER link for sale


SPOTLIGHT ON DAVID HANSEN


All that I could give CD
 
REDDOG MEDIAS INTERVIEW:

Writing, recording, performing - which is your
favourite aspect of being an artist and why?
Performing is my favorite aspect of being an artist but recording takes a close second. Performing original material is fun and inspiring, and I love connecting with the audience. When I play my original music to an audience, it's as though I am putting some new creation into existence and there is a feeling of upliftment afterward, as though the universe is supporting me.  It is validating to have people enjoying my music and showing appreciation for it. The recording process is always a journey of discovery. It's exciting to see the new creation coming together and with all the technical options available these days in the recording process, there are unlimited poossibilities in terms of sculpting the sound. It's especially fun when I get to the mixing process and hearing it all come together.
What do you want people to feel while listening to your music?
I would like people to be drawn in and carried by the music and have a new experience. I think different music creates different moods and causes different emotional responses. I try to write music with original harmonic and melodic ideas to bring the listener through new emotional realms and experiences.
What tours or performances are coming up for you?
What tours or performances are coming up for you?
I am currently performing around the San Diego, California area.
Are  you expecting few dates in Europe and in France in particular?
 I haven't booked any tours in Europe but would love to tour there. It would be a treat to come to France. I welcome your suggestions and contacts in Europe so that we can create this.
What are you listening to at the moment?
I listen to alot of music and especially like the jazz-rock blending of Chicago and Steely Dan. I really appreciate many of the classic rock artists from the past such as Peter Gabriel, James Taylor. Emerson Lake & Palmer, Yes, and Quincy Jones.

LIGHT BIO:
Recording artist and composer David Hansen has created an inspiring collection of music, ranging in style from unique jazz originals to film scores. His jazzy compositions, pop sensibility and musical virtuosity are critical elements that have built his musical legacy for many years.  Hansen began playing piano at age 9 and continued music studies recieving a degree in music composition.

LINKS

- AMAZON link for sale

- I-TUNES link for Sale

- CD BABY for Sale

- RAHPSODY for sale

- Emusic for Sale

Monday, 2 November 2009

SPOTLIGHT ON SCORPIO ELECTRIC


NO MAN CD

 
REDDOG MEDIAS INTERVIEW:

Writing, recording, performing - which is your
favourite aspect of being an artist and why?
We like every aspect of working as musicians. It's a need to work creatively, it's something very personal and it's also a nice part, when other people can enjoy what we are doing.
What do you want people to feel while listening to your music?
This is up to the ones who listen to our music. Hopefully we can touch people and it doesn't matter in what way.
What tours or performances are coming up for you?
Our next gig is in Switzerland on the 12th of November, we are planning a tour in Spring 2010
What are you listening to at the moment?
E.S.T., Radiohead, Raul Midon and many other music

LIGHT BIO:
Our group was formed in 2001 as an instrumental quartet, 2003 our first CD "Slave" was released on Brambus Records which Steve Swallow honoured with a nice statement, our new CD "No Man" (now with a singer) is just out for sale and appears on Mons Records.

LINKS

- AMAZON link for sale

- I-TUNES link for Sale

- Cede.ch link for sale

- Weltbild.ch link for sale

- Monsrecords link for sale

- MYSPACE address

SPOTLIGHT ON Bonnie LOWDERMILK

            





 Up To Now CD

 REDDOG MEDIAS INTERVIEW:

Writing, recording, performing - which is your
favourite aspect of being an artist and why?
 It’s a difficult choice, but I’m going to say performing because of the immediate feedback and participation one has with the audience.  Recording is great fun while you’re doing it, but it’s hard to be objective while listening back, although I’m getting better at it.  Writing also can be wonderful and exciting when you get that first rush of inspiration, but often finishing a composition can be painstaking and even grueling.  However, all of it is rewarding in the end.
What do you want people to feel while listening to your music?
I want them to feel moved.  I want them to feel inspired, transported away from ordinary life and cares to a higher realm that hopefully carries over into their daily life, so that it somehow makes them in some small way better at living it, or feeling better living it.
What tours or performances are coming up for you?

My next performance is here in Boulder , CO at Trattoria on Pearl on Nov. 6.
Are you expecting few dates in Europe and in France in particular?
I used to live in Paris , and surrounding suburbs.  I played at the renowned “Jazz in Marciac” festival in 1998 and recorded my first album “This Heart of Mine” with the Fred Hersch Trio on the French label Axolotl Jazz.  Since returning to the states in 2000, I’ve mostly focused on staying put, playing around here, but it would be wonderful to return and play in France again, and I hope to be able to.
What are you listening to at the moment?
At this moment I’m listening to Kanal Jazz.  I’m not sure who’s playing; it says John Evans, but it’s said that for quite awhile now so I’m sure that’s not accurate.  But in general my favorite at the moment (being a singer/pianist myself) is Dena DeRose.

LIGHT BIO:
1987: B M in Piano Performance from the University of Colorado . Jazz studies with Ted Alexander and Katy Roberts. 1997: First CD “This Heart of Mine” on the Axolotl Jazz label as a singer with the Fred Hersch Trio. 1998: played “Jazz In Marciac”. 2009:  Second CD “Up To Now” as a vocalist/pianist. Played in a tribute to her former teacher Ted Alexander with Eddie Gomez on bass at Dazzle, Denver, CO.

LINKS

- CD BABY link for sale:
- MYSPACE address:

SPOTLIGHT ON Sara HOLTSCHUE



 Beneath CD

 REDDOG MEDIAS INTERVIEW:

Writing, recording, performing - which is your
favourite aspect of being an artist and why?
Performing is without question my favorite part of my work.  Connecting with listeners, either in the band or in the audience, is one of the most intimate experiences I've ever had.  I actually prefer playing smaller venues so I can see peoples' eyes and body language.  It's also really liberating to not worry about being perfect in the way that one does when in the studio.  Sometimes mistakes or missteps carry meaning live that recordings don't capture.   There is something incredibly peaceful about performing that I don't experience anywhere else.
What do you want people to feel while listening to your music?
It depends on the tune.  We've been covering a Queens of the Stone Age tune and also doing my own tunes which are often based on poets such as Derek Walcott and William Butler Yeats.  So three chord rock?  Yeah.  Modal float? Absolutely. 
What tours or performances are coming up for you?
Small gigs here in NYC.
Are you expecting few dates in Europe and in France
in particular?
No dates!
What are you listening to at the
moment?

Radiohead and more Radiohead,  Mendelsohhn, The Be Good Tanyas, Green Day.  


LIGHT BIO:
Vocalist and composer Sara Holtzschue has Cadence Magazine calling her compositions an "otherworldly cocktail” and her voice “honest (and) haunting.”  Grammy winning vocalist Luciana Souza describes Sara’s original music as “beautiful (and) integrated.” Sara combines a unique jazz and rock inspired aesthetic to her compositions and performances.

LINKS


- AMAZON link for sale

- I-TUNES link for Sale

- CD BABY link for sale

Michel Petrucciani - So what - live!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

SPOTLIGHT ON STONE & RIGHT








STONE
& RIGHT WEBSITE




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REDDOG MEDIAS INTERVIEW:



Writing, recording, performing - which is your 
favourite aspect of being an artist and why?

All of the above, because they each represent 
different elements of the creative process that 
connect you to the listener.
What do you want people to feel while listening
to your music?

Charles:
 I want them to feel excited and joyful and to get
intellectual stimulation as well as physical vibration.

Dee:
 I want them to feel lifted and connected and 

soothed and inspired. 



What tours or performances are coming up for you? 
Are  you expecting few dates in Europe and in France 
in particular? 

We performed today at the Green Festival in 
Washington, DC and we have show at Leadbetter's 
in Baltimore, MD on October 14 as part of the 
Baltimore Music Conference.  More dates are coming. 
We visited Paris, France a couple of months ago.  
it's a magical city and we would be thrilled to 
return and perform there.  We are actively seeking 
performance opportunities in Europe. 



What are you listening to at the moment?

Charles:  Chris Squire – Conspiracy
Dee:  Prince - Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas 


LIGHT BIO: 







Dee Stone and Charles Wright stir up a bold blend 
of jazz, soul, and rock. With impeccable guitar 
work and passionate vocal stylings,their music 
is inspired and spirited, with earthy, intelligent 
lyrics.  
As performers, they draw you in with an intense 
musical chemistry that is soulful, organic, and 
fresh. 
Charles and Dee worked together throughout the 

mid-Atlantic region for several years in the Dee 
Stone Band, na funk/rock unit. They recently married and 
began working as an acoustic/electric power duo. 
This creatively adventurous couple looks to explore 
new ways to express sound and emotion.




LINKS

- AMAZON link for sale

- I-TUNES link for Sale  

- CD BABY link for sale  

-  Other links for sale:

  IndieRhythm.com


- FACEBOOK address  

   

    
 
   


      
 
 






 
 




   

Sunday, 11 October 2009

SPOTLIGHT ON LINDA BASSO







REDDOG MEDIAS INTERVIEW:

Writing, recording, performing - which is your favourite 
aspect of being an artist and why?
  

My two favourite aspects are definitely writing and recording. I kind of approach music like a tasty dish. Once a song is written, just like a fruit, it needs to ripen. When it is sweet enough, in its basic form, the dressing or presentation comes into play. Choosing the right arrangements & musicians will certainly make a difference. Adding the final touches, such as background vocals, small & intricate musical licks are like adding the spices & herbs to get that extra zing. Working with people who are of the same mindset is also important to me.
What do you want people to feel while listening to your 
music?
  

Reaching people with music is probably why all songwriters write. Feeling the heart and soul of the song they are hearing and hopefully it transports them into a wellness realm, if only for a few minutes, they forget all their problems.
What tours or performances are coming up for you? 
Are  you expecting few dates in Europe and in France 
in particular?
  

Not at the moment. I am in the process of tweaking more songs I’ve written and preparing to go into studio again.
What are you listening to at the moment?
  

Kanal Jazz



LIGHT BIO:

Stemming from a jazz/big band musical family, bilingual singer/songwriter Linda Basso was born and raised in Montreal. Learning guitar at a very young age, she was exposed to music in all genres which contributed in creating her own style of adult contemporary songs flavoured with jazz and blues. She produced an EP album called Night Hub released in 2009.


LINKS 



SPOTLIGHT ON WINE & CHOCOLATE









REDDOG MEDIAS INTERVIEW:

Writing, recording, performing - which is your favourite aspect of being 
an artist and why?
  
Having been both a recording artist myself and a producer/engineer for other artists, I can appreciate both sides of the glass, so to speak.
What always attracted me to being an artist is the ability to write, record and perform music that defines my
mood, my emotions and my spirit. I choose to compose without any boundaries, but always conscious about my music
being accessible and melodically memorable. I love to play live, there is nothing like the adrenaline of
performing your own music in front of other people and the freedom to interpret things differently every time. That is the true
beauty of playing original music.
What do you want people to feel while listening to your music?
  
I want people to feel comfortable. The "Wine & Chocolate" project is all about comfort and familiar things.
Like an appropriate wine being paired with the right cuisine, each Wine & Chocolate track is meant to evoke a different mood.
I have had comments that my music makes some feel sexy, some feel relaxed, some feel happy, but everyone feels comfort.
What tours or performances are coming up for you? 
Are  you expecting few dates in Europe and in France in particular?
  
I adore Europe. I think people in Europe and really anywhere outside the US are so much more responsive
to new music and much more appreciative of jazz in general.
I have an incredible band together with some of the best players in New York.
My representatives are working on arranging festival performances next year.
What are you listening to at the moment?
  
Eliane Elias and Porcupine Tree.

LIGHT BIO:
I was born in Moscow, studied classical piano from an early age and moved to New York as a teenager.
Attended the Westchester Conservatory of music, fell in love with jazz and progressive music.
I was signed to Geffen as a recording artist and Warner-Chappel as a songwriter in the early 90's.
Began producing and recording other artists in the 90's, nominated for a Grammy in 2007 as the producer.
Have worked with many prominent names, from Alan Menken to Ace Frehley.
Continue to perform regularly as a musical director/keyboard/guitar player.
Would love for "Wine & Chocolate" to become my only gig!

LINKS
- AMAZON link for sale: coming soon

- CD BABY link for sale:  http://cdbaby.com/cd/WineandChocolate

- MYSPACE address: http://www.myspace.com/wineandchocolatejazz

- FACEBOOK address: Alex Salzman

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Thursday, 3 September 2009