Happy New Year! I'm making a serious effort to do something online every day, so here's the first of what will hopefully be 365 posts this year. I'm starting with some short highlights from my New Year's Eve gig at the fabulous Boxley's in North Bend, Washington with H.B. Radke and the Jet City Swingers. Enjoy this short collection of five-second clips!
Tonight marks the fifth Triskaidekaband gig in a string of five months of Mondays at Tula’s, and the “breaking in” phase is over after tonight — Phase II begins with our Royal Room gig at the end of the month, June 24th, and things will go to a whole new level… hope you can come out tonight — don’t forget you can sit outside!
I finally finished a new video for my new official YouTube channel and have started a new series called Red Raspus Round-Up. The videos under the umbrella of Red Raspus Round-Up will cover events and experiences with photos, videos, audio -- whatever I can round-up! For starters, I did a round-up of Record Store Day 2012, which took place last Saturday. In addition to photos from the day, there's a complete video unboxing/unpacking of all the stuff I got, including the official freebie bag. I hope you enjoy, and if you haven't checked out our new channel, head on over and subscribe...
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Be it our Periodic Table of Jazz, or the design called Visualizing Kind of Blue, or one of the three tribute to jazz greats in our Keep Calm and Dig Some Jazz series, there's sure to be a gift for the jazz fan in your life. Take advantage of these great savings until 10am Pacific Time -- use the code ZBLACKFRIDAY in our store to save now! These deals only last 10 hours total, so get out there and save some of that hard-earned money while you still can!
I've finally launched a separate site for my little music-design projects, and with a few new things going live in the next few weeks, I needed a better way to showcase them. If you haven't seen the Periodic Table of Jazz or Visualizing Kind of Blue: Flamenco Sketches before, now is your chance! It’s a little bare right now, but those buttons at the bottom will be filling up in no time, just wait. Thanks for your support, and Happy New Year!
Wayne-ing Brass: The Music of Wayne Shorter for Brass and Rhythm
Thomas Marriott (tpt), Tom Varner (horn), David Marriott, Jr. (tbn), Bill Anschell(pno), Phil Sparks (bass), Matt Jorgensen (drums)
Music at Tula's begins at 7:30pm. $15 Cover. Reservations recommended. Call Tula’s at (206) 443-4221
Debuting at Tula's, this re-imagining of Wayne Shorter's music for brass trio and rhythm section is sure to be a unique night of music. Don't miss it!
It's been a hugely exciting 24 hours since releasing The Periodic Table of Jazz to the world at large. I spent every free moment of the day on the phone, returning calls about the image, the idea, the design, and jazz in general. I received some great emails with questions - I will be getting to all of you, so please be patient. I also discovered more than a few more duplicate element symbols -- I think the color differences must be the explanation, otherwise how could so many people miss them, including me? I also took the opportunity to update the image in a few other ways, including taking a few missed opportunities with clever element symbols. One student requested shirts, and my motto has always been, "ask and you shall receive," so here are some Periodic Table of Jazz shirts - available in many styles, so take your pick.
I've also posted a bit larger version for folks to look at -- sorry, I'm trying not to let a printable version out into the wild for free quite yet, but I'm working on that as well (a free version).
Also, I've made a little video to show the process I went through making the poster. I made the video before making the latest changes to the design, but it should give you a look at the spurts of work that created the majority of the design. Enjoy the evolution of The Periodic Table of Jazz:
Last but not least, if you ordered a poster and it has the old design, feel free to send it back to Imagekind or Zazzle and re-order the updated version. Otherwise, you have a one-of-ten (or less) rare version print! Treasure it! Enjoy - more as it comes!
At long last, and just in time for graduation season, comes The Periodic Table of Jazz, a beautiful poster depicting "an evolution of jazz style, improvisation and innovation" in a visualization homage to the periodic table of elements. Perfect for band directors, music grads, and jazz geeks and fans alike! For full details on how to purchase, plus a lengthy article about the poster's creation, visit The Periodic Table of Jazz page. Stay tuned for more "jazz meets graphic design" from Red Raspus Music - there's more to come... If you are already sold and want to skip the long read and order one now, go to our Zazzle or Imagekind pages and get yours ASAP!
I'm unleashing a new project tonight at Egan's Ballard Jam House, or at least the first test of the concept. My new group, Pop Culture, is debuting tonight at 9pm playing one set until 10:30pm, with myself on trombone, Marc Fendel on saxophone, Chris Symer on bass, and Evan Woodle on drums. One set only! Come and check out the new project...