View From The West Coast – A New Music Magazine

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This new magazine is for all the drifters and dreamers that remember when you had radio stations that championed the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Player, Andy Gibb and Patsy Gallant. My love of this era has finally made me start this publication and celebrate a rich seam of largely forgotten music and gentle AM/FM grooves from a bygone era.

We know that this music is still being made and getting played on web based music stations and blogs such as West Coast Golden Radio, Soma FM and the wonderful AOR Disco. They are not only keeping this music alive, they are also helping us find great new tunes and mixing them with old classics every week. Songs that are certain to get retired dancing feet tapping again… So, on that note let me welcome you to View From The West Coast. We are an online magazine, that will feature the best new music releases and reissues, interviews and information about artists and bands, from both the
past to the present and getting you to look that little bit deeper into your old vinyl collection or plunder youtube to listen to some of the long forgotten gems that we are so passionate about.
We’ll also be giving you links to some great music via our guests playlist page and this month we are delighted to have Mark ‘Good Vibes’ Taylor bringing us the background for for his chosen tracks, which you can find on our Facebook page.

And every issue will have an exclusive podcast included, with a special ‘View From The West Coast’ radio show presented by legendary smooth grooves and fusion flavours DJ, Steve Quirk.

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So, as we take that L.A. flight home, we are just going to close our eyes and dream of breezing along that stretch of the pacific coast highway in our open top convertible, as we watch the sun dip down across the bay and reflect on paradise. And it’s here you’ll find our staring point…Enjoy!

Nick Mawson

Purchase your issue here. Available Now: Issue 2 ‘View From The West Coast’ Magazine. Order Directly via Facebook.
Cost: £4.00 + P & P

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Chris Standring – Something In The Stars

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Born and raised on a farm in the rural countryside of Buckinghamshire, England, a young boy spent his childhood driving tractors and feeding sheep, all the while dreaming of another life; a life of music. With an insatiable desire to succeed, he moved to London in the 1980s and Los Angeles California in the 1990s. Surmounting many obstacles along the way, Chris eventually realized his wildest dreams and became an international jazz recording artist. This is his story.

Chris Standring is a jazz recording artist who lives in Los Angeles California. Originally from the UK, Chris moved to LA in 1991 to pursue his lifelong dream of ensconcing himself in the music entertainment capital of the world. Now with eight solo albums to his name and several hits at radio, Chris tours regularly across the USA and Europe, including annual shows in his home country of England.

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Smooth Jazz And Printed Medium – Jazz Inside Magazine

 

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Keyboardist, Composer, Producer Jason Miles – is featured in the December 2013 issue of Jazz Inside Magazine (print and digital). With a long list of album and artist credits, Jason discusses the serendipitous events that led to his many associations, his Bebop and mainstream jazz background, and the innovative soundscapes he contributed to recordings by Miles Davis, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Michael Brecker, The Crusaders, Ruben Blades, Freddy Cole, George Benson, Joe Sample, Herb Alpert., Vanessa Williams, Grover Washington Jr. and others.

This expanded 80-page issue of Jazz Inside Magazine also includes a feature on bassist Mark Dresser. The new Jazz Outside section, guided by Associate Publisher, Nora McCarthy, includes features on drummer William Hooker, Amina Claudine Myers, Andrew Lamb, Giuseppe Logan, and Lucian Ban. This issue also includes an expanded 25-page CD Review section, and a comprehensive calendar of hundreds of clubs, concert and event listings.

For more information visit http://jazzinsidemagazine.com/publications/guide.

Smooth Jazz Calendar 2013

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The stars of Smooth Jazz in living color, photography from their live performances. The perfect gift for the Smooth Jazz lover.

Keeping track of important dates on your Wall Calendar is easy when you can view 12 months of inspiring images that reflect your personal style. Our high-quality over-sized calendar has larger date boxes providing plenty of room to write in important events.

Each page measures 17″ x 11″
Measures 17″ x 22″ when hung on wall
100 lb cover weight high gloss paper, wire-o bound
Choose your own start month & year

Get the calendar here.