Jazz Professionals for Hire

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  • Visit Chris M. Slawecki Chris M. Slawecki Contact Me
    Soul, Jazz, R&B, Miles, Monk, Stax & Funk
    Chris has served for more than a decade as AAJ Senior Editor, and as the Jazz Voice for the Concord Music Group since 2007. Chris has written liner notes for "Children on the Corner," a group of musicians who played with Miles Davis throughout the trumpeter's most experimental 1970s periods. Chris previously served as Jazz-Blues editor for CustomDisc.com and as one of two featured contributors to the Stax Records 50th anniversary website. He also contributed biographies of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and other jazz and blues legends, to Sharpe's Music in the 20th Century Reference Guide.
  • Visit Glenn Astarita Glenn Astarita Contact Me
    Modern/Free-Jazz and Progressive-Rock
    A music journalist since 1996, Glenn also released a solo CD in 1998, and is the co-founder of jazzartcollection.com. He's contributed to Downbeat, All Music Guide, and New Orleans Gambit and has composed press releases and liner notes for Leo Records, Summit Records and several other labels. Originally from New York City, Glenn moved to New Orleans in 1992, then relocated to Hermitage, TN after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Visit Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius Contact Me
    Jazz Humorist
    Veteran stand-up comedian and humorist specializing in a unique brand of humor for more intelligent audiences. At 5'10", he is easily portable and perfect for almost any application. Built to run on alternative fuels such as relatively inexpensive beer and chicken wings, you'll find that he is perfect for almost any budget as well.
  • Visit Mr. P.C. Mr. P.C. Contact Me
    Jazz Humorist
    I can be reached directly during bandstand emergencies, even after-hours. I also offer meditative tapes that re-instill a sense of self-worth and dignity to musicians who have been psychologically damaged by traumatic experiences on stage during their formative years.
  • Visit R.J. DeLuke R.J. DeLuke Contact Me
    Jazz history, Miles, Monk, Sonny, mainstrem, bebop
    An experienced with a degree in journalism and years of experience on staffs of newspapers and magazines, R.J. took that into his love for jazz. For over a decade he has been interviewing jazz and blues artists and biographic articles on them, as well as editing similar content. He's interviewed dozens of all-time greats and rising stars for AAJ and other publications (Downbeat, Strings, Albany (NY) Times Union).

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