A Home for Serious Music Makers!

Hot! Music Notes, March 2012

Welcome to the NEW StudioJams.com…the official site for Studio Jams. Thank you for being here! We hope you will visit us often. Studio Jams is a creative, up-close and interesting “inside look” at the art of making music. This critically-acclaimed and award winning program brings A-list musicians into a recording environment to simply rehearse and perform fresh, new music on the spot. Some of the finest musicians in the world have appeared on the program, including, among so many others, Arturo Sandoval, Kirk Whalum, Pat Martino, Chuck Loeb, Joey DeFrancesco, Jason Miles, Soren Reiff, Victor Wooten, Charlie Watts, Gerald Veasley, Jeff Lorber, Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Bela Fleck, Larry Carlton and Joe Bonamassa. The list goes on and on. Many were meeting each other for the very first time – but they join us because they clearly understand what we are trying to do. So, as we appreciate their participation and willingness to share a piece of themselves with all of you, we encourage you to please take a minute to visit their web sites as well. Many of them are doing some truly incredible things on their own.

This new site not only features a much larger Store for the purchase of DVDs and audio downloads, it also features a new MUSICMAKERS section that will be updated monthly, providing educational tips and industry advice from a very fast growing list of seasoned professionals. Plus, each month we will profile and feature a different Studio Jams musician for you. But that’s not all…we are creating a hip new STUDIO JAMS MUSIC CLUB (to officially launch on April 1st). This is an exclusive monthly “members only” page that will present unique, interesting and relevant video content – designed to both entertain and educate – along with some pretty cool digital audio downloads (fresh new songs, alternative song performance takes, studio outtakes, etc.). There is a FREE PREVIEW here on the site until April 1st – so please be sure to check it out. The Store and the Music Club are both designed to fuel the growth of all things Studio Jams.

We hope you will choose to join the STUDIO JAMS MUSIC CLUB and ask you to please help build our fan base even more by encouraging your friends and family to join as well. Share this with everyone you know who enjoys “real” music, and ask them to become a member too. We need your support so we can continue to grow. However you can do it – via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, email and/or a simple text message – please do what you can to add to the momentum. Whether it’s straight-ahead, fusion, funk, jazz, rock, R&B or soul…as we continue to grow, you will find some of it here at the new StudioJams.com.

THIS MONTH’S FEATURED ARTIST: Our current Featured Artist is saxophonist Jeff Coffin, a true friend and supporter of Studio Jams…Jeff is an internationally recognized bandleader, composer and educator…he is a 3x Grammy Award winner from Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and played with them from 1997-2010. In 2008, Jeff began touring with Dave Matthews Band, and officially joined the group in 2009. When not on the road with DMB, Jeff fronts his own group, Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet. His current Mu’tet release, “Jeff Coffin & The Mu’tet – LIVE” (2011)” is another gem, a special 2CD Set performed in concert featuring Jeff Coffin, Jeff Sipe, Felix Pastorious, Kofi Burbridge, Bill Fanning, Mike Seal and Chris Walters…be sure to visit www.JeffCoffin.com for all things Jeff. As our Featured Artist, for a limited time, pricing for all Studio Jams DVDs in our Store that feature Jeff Coffin (Episodes #1, #4, #7 and #22) have been reduced.

STUDIO JAMS MUSIC CLUB: Again, be sure to check out the FREE PREVIEW of our new STUDIO JAMS MUSIC CLUB…see an intimate video session with the legendary Chick Corea and bassist Gerald Veasley, a nice MUSICMAKER educational segment from trumpeter Chuck Mangione, an interactive opportunity for you to “Jam With The Band,” a look inside Denmark’s music scene with drummer Henrik Engqvist and a full song performance sample from Studio Jams Episode #38 with guitarist Jeff Golub and others…some pretty cool stuff, for sure. While it is free now, the STUDIO JAMS MUSIC CLUB will become a “members only” club on April 1, with an annual membership fee of $24. But if you join before April 1 and become a Charter Member, your fee for the first year will only be $12; that’s half price – a savings of 50%! If you’re a fan of Studio Jams, trust me, you’ll love the STUDIO JAMS MUSIC CLUB. Join the club…TODAY!

“This show is great…for both learning and listening. It should be on television ALL of the time!”

— N.C.