Check out the videos on MOJA Vision

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Check out the work of Emmy-Winning Video producer Chris Parker on MOJA Vision!

HEY THERE ALL YOU MOJANS!!!! I know you like videos and I’ve just been doing some work with Emmy-winning producer Chris Parker to create 7 new pieces to go with the 9 others that are there on my MOJA Vision YouTube site. Just click on the MOJA Vision link on the lower left panel of the MOJA Radio homepage and you’ll be taken there where you can see them all.

The new videos include some of the live performance by each artist, my commentary and interviews with the artists plus some very cool and rare images Mr. Parker found to add to the mix. Here’s the new stuff you’ll find there…
1. Pat Metheny Unity Band doing “Roofdogs” & “Are You Going With Me”
2. Return To Forever IV doing “Renaissance” with comments by Jean-Luc Ponty
3. Bill Frisell doing “Come Together” at Montreal Jazz Fest
4. Erik Truffaz with portions of three performances from Montreal Jazz Fest
5. Club D’Elf with John Medeski at NYC’s Le Poission Rouge (Mike Rivard comments)
6. Richie Goods & Nuclear Fusion with drumming legend Mike Clark from Detroit Jazz Fest
7. Jenny Scheinman & Bill Frisell duo show from Newport Jazz Fest with Jenny’s comments

Check ‘em out, enjoy and SPREAD THE WORD! Russ Davis

THE NEW JAZZ SINGERS with CAROLYN BEDNARSKI!

THE NEW JAZZ SINGERS with CAROLYN BEDNARSKI is up for listening online right now and this weekend too as she presents "UNIQUE DUETS!"

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Carolyn has always had a great love of the singers in jazz so it was natural that she be the one to program and present this new feature on MOJA Radio. You can hear each months show on demand by clicking on the banner on the MOJA Radio homepage. Tell your friends to come listen FOR FREE anytime they like! Each month there’s a different theme or feature. Join us for “THE NEW JAZZ SINGERS with CAROLYN BEDNARSKI,” here on the RUSS DAVIS MOJA website!

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Russ Wins “2011 Internet Programmer Of The Year” Award!

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Russ Davis here, and please pardon me for blowing my own horn, but I wanted to tell you that I won the 2011 award as “Internet Programmer Of The Year” from the Jazz Programmers List/JazzWeek Awards. So if you are listening to MOJA Radio you’re now listening to “The Award-Winning” MOJA Radio! JazzWeek, celebrating its 10th anniversary in August 2011, is the weekly online publication dedicated to jazz and jazz radio programming. Nominees are selected by JazzWeek subscribers, including: jazz radio programmers, jazz record company executives and independent jazz radio record promoters. A million thanks to those who voted for me and I promise to do all I can to continue to deserve this honor.

Russ Davis

MoJaRadio

“Jazz In The Present Tense!”

www.mojaradio.com

Attack Of The Jazzy Jambands…THANKS MICHELLE!

THANK YOU MICHELLE SAMMARTINO! Without you there would be no MOJA Radio!
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Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood…the ULTIMATE Jazzy Jamband!

There are a few sub-genres or movements that have come along that help define what MOJA (our brand of MOdern JAzz) is really all about and one is the movement I call “The Jazzy Jambands!” Back in the day when rock bands like The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band took their songs on long, improvised journeys and in essence incorporated jazz elements, the stage was set for what became a major part of what we call MOJA…jambands…and especially those who set out primarily to make jazz.  If you’d like to hear some just listen five times each week to the newest feature on MOJA Radio, ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS! You can hear it at NOON East/9 AM West every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus twice on Sunday at NOON Eastern/9 AM Pacific and Midnight EAST/9 PM West as part of the Sunday Specials.  Following The Dead & The Allmans came Phish then grunge from Seattle.  At the same time American Acid Jazz artists like Karl Denson & Robert Walter started attracting the same fans. Those fans began to follow Galactic and other new artists from NOLA, Medeski, Martin & Wood, John Scofield and the great artists of the North West like Skerik, and San Francisco-area groove artists like Charlie Hunter & Will Bernard and so many more! It’s jazz mixed with prog rock and punk, funk and groove, heavy metal and alternative rock. The fans of this music don’t need lyrics, they need the groove and you’ll get it all if you join us for ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS five times each week on MOJA Radio!

“THIS IS ACID JAZZ,” ONLY on MOJA Radio!

Where else you gonna hear Acid Jazz but here? "This Is Acid Jazz," Today on MOJA Radio!
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“This Is Acid Jazz,” ONLY on MOJA Radio!

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The Brand New Heavies…Acid Jazz Pioneers

In the Mid-1980’s when fusion had faded and the softer side of things began to permeate the radio with the emergence of contemporary jazz, a fun, up and funky trend sprang out of the clubs and concert halls of England that brought new life to jazz.  If you’d like to hear some just listen four times each week to the newest feature on MOJA Radio, THIS IS ACID JAZZ! You can hear it twice every Tuesday at 9 AM and again at 9 PM EST and twice on Sunday’s at 9 AM & 9 PM EST as part of the Sunday Specials.  The phrase Acid Jazz came from the famous English DJ Gilles Peterson and each week you’ll hear not only the music of the English groups he discovered, but artists from the USA and around the world that joined in on a movement whose repercussions still reverberate today, and the words of Mr. Peterson himself! So if you can’t get enough of that funky stuff come and get it on THIS IS ACID JAZZ four times each week on MOJA Radio!