CJA Network New Members Spotlight:
We Welcome New Members from Australia, UK, and the USA!
Dan Dobek -
Pianist /Organist Dan Dobek attended Berklee
College of Music studying with Charles Banocos, and Emanual
Zambelli. As a composer and performer Dan draws inspiration from
many musical styles including classical, swing, fusion, be-bop, country,
blues and gospel. After Berklee Dan went on to play with John Bishop,
former guitarist for Ray Charles, George Brown drummer for the late Wes
Montgomery and George Benson. Today Dan combines his performances,
studio session work and teaching. He is presently in the studio working
on his ninth album. More information
Scatjazz - SCAT is
a 4 piece jazz combo from Australia, specializing in original gospel
music and jazz standards. In 2004 the group picked up a Gospel Music
Award ( GMA Association) here in America and when you hear their
music and see them jam you’ll know why. Their new recording features
Craig Burnett's lead vocals, who also contributes well crafted originals
like, "Hang Loose Brethren" and, "True Religion". More information
Con Campbell - Saxophonist Con
Campbell is a, "jazz evangelist" located in Sydney, Australia.
Prior to entering Christian ministry, Con trained and performed as a
professional jazz musician. He continues to play jazz regularly in
professional settings, and also performs and speaks at evangelistic jazz
nights, ect. . Since 1999, Con has combined his two passions of
evangelism and jazz music by performing and speaking at evangelistic
jazz concerts for churches, university groups, schools, and festivals.
These concerts have enabled the clear presentation of the gospel within
a natural jazz setting. More information
is a jazz ensemble out of the UK. Their vision statement
says, "Our vision is to offer our musical gifts for God's glory"! They
do this using keyboards, vocals, saxophone, flute, and tuba! They play
jazz gigs, churches, and other functions. We are excited and proud to
have this group be a part of our network. For more information visit
Edwin Sepulveda -
is a sax player who has 29 years of musical experience and has traveled
to over 18 countries besides the USA. For over 21 years, he has had his
own ministry traveling internationally with groups as well as sharing
his music as his gift back for being given God-given talent. Edwin has
participated in over 80 recordings as a saxophonist and musical producer
.For more information visit
New And Notable
A New Jazz Quartet
Alex Acuna joins
Grammy Award winner Patrice Rushen (Piano) and long time
friends Abraham Laboriel (Bass) and Justo Almario (Sax) The
group already has appearances in Europe this summer so do keep your
eye out for this new group!. We will keep you informed!!
New Christian Jazz CD
guitarist Jay Leach recently produced and recorded a new CD,
"Cleared For Takeoff" and joining him was Alex Acuna, Abe Labrioel, Justo Almario, Kirk Whalum, Bill Cantos, and Chester
Thompson ( many who are members of our network! ) Wow, what a line
up! The resulting CD
is outstanding, including Latin Jazz flavors with originals penned by
Jay Leach, a very cool cover of the Hillsong worship song, "Love You
So Much" and much more. To preview visit
Saxophonist Mark McClure's CD,
"The Power Of Your Love" was a
GMA award nominee for this year! Congratulations to Mark, Ken
Barker, and Word Music for providing a great Christian Jazz CD! We
are proud that Mark is a CJA Network member! Charts are available!
To preview visit
Todd Billingsley and
will be re-forming with plans
for a Christmas jazz recording for 2006! That's great news for all
the fans of this wonderful group! We will keep you posted!
- A Comprehensive Guide To The Business Of Jazz. This
is a great book written by Marty Khan about all the aspects of the
business side of jazz
without sacrificing dignity or artistic integrity! More info
With over 400 pages it covers, "in depth" a
huge amount of useful information for the jazz artist. All legal aspects of
the music business are covered. You will love Marty's no non-sense approach!
Pizzazz...Jazz with Pizzazz!
Just a few clicks away is an internet radio
station containing nearly 500 tracks from top jazz artists.
Broadcasting all over the world 24/7 Smooth Pizzazz has the most
complete collection of jazzed up hymns, sacred jazz, and spirituals
you will find anywhere! Its free so what are you waiting for? More
All the Jazz Educational
resources you need to take your music to the next level!
All the charts and resources you need to integrate
more jazz into the sanctuary!
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