Monday, March 16, 2015

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble wants to make jazz cool again with young people

"Art is Business"  Public Affairs Director Global Resources ID Lavon N. Pettis

 Hypnotic Brass is  prepared to offer workshops on the history of jazz, and it's relationship to funk & hip hop!  We are also interested in offering any age students musical fundamentals for each instrument.  Hypnotic would be willing to offer comprehensive & constructive critiques for high school jazz students. 

Our goal is to inspire youth interested in learning, developing and sharing ideas about how to sustain & make a living in the music industry.   HBE will speak at length about every aspect of the business including how to collaborate with other artists, how to get your music in films, and how to protect your intellectual content.  We will also look at the ever evolving role of technology in the music industry. 

Our normal rate for one school workshop is $2,500.  4 concert/workshops in one academic year or 4 different school visits.  $10,000. If you are interested in scheduling a workshop 
contact Public Affairs Director Global Resources ID Lavon N. Pettis, 773-458-9864
Project Manager Southside Music Series. lavonnpettis@gmail.com.

 
See Hypnotic perform for the youth and the Cultural Ambassador of  Mexico!

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble y la Orquesta Azteca | Noticias de Cultura (YOUTH CONCERT):

 http://youtu.be/rwiWzi7UdPM



Here's a write up about our project in the Southside Weekly University of Chicago:  http://southsideweekly.com/artful-outreach/


Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Live at Julian High School (Chicago):  
http://www.pljulianhs.net/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=338124&id=0

Dublin Hypnotic Brass Ensemble all ages event listing:
http://journalofmusic.com/listing/01-12-14/hypnotic-brass-ensemble-1


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Protect Illinois Arts Council Agency Funding

"Art is Business" Curator


Please forward this letter to your State Representative, and whom ever your person is who can make a difference. They will respond, if they don't try again. I have been awarded projects annually as an artist teaching in schools, and for my individual creative projects. The projects are funded in part and made possible by funding from the Illinois Arts Council.

As a resident and voter in Illinois, I urge you to protect funding for the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA).

The arts in Illinois – our theaters, museums, dance companies, symphonies, art galleries, and cultural centers – are a source of pride and a driving economic force for our state. The nonprofit arts sector alone is a $2.75 billion industry in Illinois that supports more than 78,000 full-time-equivalent jobs and delivers $324 million in local and state revenue annually.

The state's investment in IACA is crucial to the success of artists and arts organizations throughout Illinois. Since its creation in 1965, the agency has been working to bring the economic, educational, and civic benefits of the arts to communities – large and small – across Illinois.

While shared sacrifice is necessary to solve the state’s fiscal crisis, the IACA's budget has already been slashed by nearly 55 percent, from $22.2 million in FY2007 to $10.1 million in FY2015. Illinois’ current per-capita spending on the arts is just $0.79 per year, ranking us 20th nationally and $0.25 below the national average.

Illinois’ continued investment in the IACA is vital to sharpening our state’s competitive edge, creating jobs, and retaining and attracting successful businesses and talented people. I urge you to ensure that funding for the Illinois Arts Council Agency is preserved in the FY2016 budget at an amount no less than its FY2015 funding level of $10.1 million.

Sincerely,

Alpha Bruton
440 E 47th St, Rm 205
Chicago, IL 60653

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CREATIVE MUSICIANS (AACM) 50TH ANNIVERSARY.

"Art is Business" Curator/ Douglas Ewart/

 "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."  -- unknown--


Press list is growing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/arts/music/50-years-on-

association-for-advancement-of-creative-musicians-influences-jazz.html

The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 ...
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  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
    The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now ...Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a still-flourishing organization ofChicago ... Combining historical materials with contemporary responses, The Freedom ... to be presented on the MCA Stage, and on a related installation within the exhibition.
  • Hors-Champs
  • The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and ... - Do312

    ... in Art and Music, 1965 to Now at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago on July ... Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in 1965 and the MCA in 1967. ...of The Freedom Principle is very much on contemporary artists' responses to  ...
    Sat, Jul 11
    Museum of Contemporary Art ..
  • 50th anniversary of AACM celebrated at DuSable Museum ...

    www.chicagotribune.com/.../reich/ct-jazz-aacm-201501... 
    Chicago Tribune
    Jan 27, 2015 - howardreichHow is Puerto Rican saxophonist David Sanchez reinventing ... the AACM was born in 1965, a copy of the Articles of Incorporation  ...
  • Howard Reich Articles, Photos, and Videos - Chicago Tribune

    www.chicagotribune.com/.../arts.../journalism/howard-r... 
    Chicago Tribune
    50th anniversary of AACM celebrated at DuSable Museum. Howard Reich. Jazz was in trouble. In the early 1960s rock was ascendant, jazz clubs were closing,  ...
    Missing: acm
  • DuSable Museum of African-American History Articles ...

    www.chicagotribune.com/.../arts.../dusable-museum-of-... 
    Chicago Tribune
    50th anniversary of AACM celebrated at DuSable Museum. Howard Reich. Jazz was in trouble. In the early 1960s rock was ascendant, jazz clubs were closing,  ...
    Missing: acm
  • A growing list of AACM celebrations - Chicago Tribune

    www.chicagotribune.com/.../reich/ct-aacm-events-new-... 
    Chicago Tribune
    Feb 27, 2015 - howardreichHow is Puerto Rican saxophonist David Sanchez reinventing his quartet? ... 6 at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place. ... At the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave.;  ..