Friday, November 28, 2003

Jazz Radio Program Premieres on the World Wide Web

Jazz Radio Program Premieres on the World Wide Web

"Jazz Then and Now", cybercasting to a worldwide audience of 800,000 listeners, broadcasts on Friday at 7PM PST on www. healthylife. net

(PRWEB) April 1, 2005

Bill Tannebring’s “Jazz, Then and Now”, can be heard Fridays at 8pm PST on the web. www. healthylife. net The program showcases recorded mainstream jazz of all genres from around the world. In addition to playing selections of recorded jazz, Bill invites established and up and coming players to talk about their careers and their music. “Jazz, Then and Now” delivers the very best for devoted jazz fans and those who want to learn more about America’s music. “Jazz, Then and Now” can be heard on Friday’s at 8pm PST and Saturdays at 11pm PST at www. healthylife. net

AprilÂ’s program schedule will include music by Monte Alexander Dexter Gordon, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Mark Winkler. In addition, music by Los Angeles based musicians Ron Eschete, Norm Douglas, Luther Hughes will be featured

When “Jazz Then and Now” Host Bill Tannebring was gigging around Boston in the 70’s, he had every intention of making my career as a jazz musician. And why shouldn’t he? He was proficient as a pianist and vibraphonist (He’d been playing piano since he was 5 years old) and the city and its musical Mecca, the Berklee School made Boston one of the most exiting jazz environments in the country attracting talented musical artists from all over the world. For years, he was one of the house pianists at Paul’s Mall one of three great music venues in Kenmore Square that included the Jazz Workshop and the Inner Circle. It wasn’t unusual to find him and his trio in the Mall, while John Coltrane or Horace Silver performed at The Jazz Workshop and Keith Jarrett played solo piano in The Inner Circle. And because Boston was the home of other great pianists at that time including Dave McKenna, Chick Corea, Alan Broadbent, Hal Galper and Jan Hammer it’s no wonder that Bill was able to develop the style that is uniquely his.

After accepting a position as a pianist on a weekly television program, He discovered that he had talents as a television producer and broadcaster and soon became the moving force behind the countryÂ’s first ever-weekly jazz television program. JAZZ on WGBH TV was hosted by legendary trumpeter Herb Pomeroy. The visual style, unique feel and musical excellence of that series have never been duplicated. He also produced the first ever television broadcast of the Newport Jazz Festival.

Soon, he found himself more involved as a television and film producer, and while he had to balance two careers, he managed to find time for both. He spent three years in New York City producing a television series with Lloyd Bridges but still found time to join a band led by Lou Levy, backing singer Peggy Lee that toured the east coast, and work casual jazz gigs around the city.

He relocated to Dallas Texas as Executive Producer of KERA TV where he created musical television programs of all genres. Yet he found time to perform regularly with saxophonists James Clay and Marshall Ivory at the famed Recovery Room. He spent an exciting year playing piano and vibes in a quintet led by David “Fathead Newman”. He also performed regularly at Dallas’ Fairmont Hotel, The Mandalay Hotel and the Westin Galleria.

Bill currently resides in Los Angeles California where he keeps busy as a television producer/writer, teacher and of course a pianist. He performs with his trio in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Palm Springs. He also writes music reviews for the on line jazz magazines All About Jazz and Jazz Reviews. BillÂ’s on-line reviews can be found at www. jazzreview. com and www. AllAboutJazz. com

Healthylife. net spans the spectrum of positive programs on health, conscious finance & business, love & romance, jazz, sports, Hollywood news, women's, men's and parenting issues, animals, inspiration & motivation, spirituality, and the paranormal Radio programs are always live, fresh and new. All the hosts are radio, film, TV or lecture personalities who bring their audiences with them.

HealthyLife. net is on 24/7 schedule and can be heard over the Internet, several syndicated Internet affiliate stations and 400 million palm pilots worldwide. The network is planning to expand to satellite, cellular telephone and mobile radio networks. Healthylife. net is listed and linked to over 1000 Internet Radio Locator and web sites. Since itÂ’s inception in October 2002 it has broadcast to over 1.9 million listeners. As of March 2004 the station is currently reaching over 800,000 listeners in 41 countries.

“Jazz, Then and Now” is available on Healthylife. net for all who want to enjoy America’s music. “Jazz Then and Now” can be heard on Friday’s at 8pm PST and Saturdays at 11pm PST.

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