October 28, 2011 By admin
It’s now almost history! A battle took place between two formats once again in the digital world and a champion emerged – Blu-ray! Back in the year 2002 – ish, a fight for world dominance was hard and fast between Blu-ray and its then competitor HD DVD. It was actually just like the battle between VHS and Betamax some time before.
Now that Blu-ray has well and truly won out, we must ask ourselves what are its advantages? We know that it increases the recording capacity to 27 gbytes and that aficionados of the system simply rave about the quality of the picture – especially on viewing Hollywood Blockbusters. In short you get a clear, crisp picture, great theatrical sound and you’re able to up convert DVDs to HD while playing them. [Read More...]
March 15, 2011 By admin
Nina Simone 1933 – 2003 American singer, songwriter, musician and civil rights activist Eunice Kathleen Waymon, is one of the most famous artists associated with jazz music. Known under the stage name Nina Simone, she originally aspired to be America’s first black classical concert pianist, but despite her incredible talent being obvious from a young [...]
March 3, 2011 By admin
A brief introduction to some of the UK’s most significant jazz events 1. Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival Located in the small town of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, the International Jazz Festival had a reputation for pulling in a mix of classic big names and emerging new talent. Held every year since [...]
February 28, 2011 By admin
Jazz is an all-encompassing title, given to a wide-reaching range of musical styles, which often seem to have more differences than shared elements. However, each of the branches of jazz started from the same point, from the early ragtime tunes, to the nu-jazz of the 21st century. Below are some examples of jazz-related genres.
February 22, 2011 By admin
As one of the most important cultural movements of the 20th Century, jazz has a rich history that has seen it transform from an underground subculture to a hugely widespreadpopular music movement, which has grown rapidly from its meagre beginnings in the early 20th century.