LifeForceJazz

LifeForceJazz LifeforceJazz is a cultural enrichment program established by Bilalian Educational Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization specializing in human services and cross-cultural education since 1977

LifeForce Jazz is the world's #1 collective of jazz artists organized to holistically present and promote creative music as an essential component of wellness! An innovative catalog of rare jazz CD's featuring healing music from the San Francisco bay area & beyond! The fine arts have always been supported by smaller populations of refined citizens who appreciate aesthetics and have a natural affinity for cultural enrichment. Due to modern society’s unhealthy obsession with lewd commercialism, the most popular perceptions of music these days are based on entertainment values. The true science and art of organized sound, movement and color are rarely considered in the production of music promoted to the largest segment of the population for mere entertainment purposes. Holistic benefits of music to the sub-conscious mind, psyche and soul, begins with distinguishing the purposes of art and entertainment and making conscious efforts to refine the listening process. Since music is primarily an auditory medium, the aforementioned benefits are usually sacrificed for physical excitement and energy generated by hype, hoopla and visual sensationalism in the world of entertainment. Of the many different genres and categories in commercial music today, so-called jazz is the most influential world wide, yet the lack of economic support gives the impression that jazz is the least appreciated music art form in America even though the National Endowment for the Arts has declared jazz a National Treasure. As a result, jazz artists (true to the art form) rarely experience the commercial success enjoyed by artists primarily known for their association with more popular music genres. However, the natural freedom and versatility of expression associated with music commonly referred to as jazz, opens up realms of spiritual possibilities that have yet to be fully explored. LifeForce Jazz is a collective of artists dedicated to exploring healing powers associated with natural creativity and spontaneity in music. While we recognize and even appreciate some commercial values in music entertainment, we also realize and understand the higher calling to produce music with a greater purpose. Although it is a continuous struggle, most LifeForce Jazz artists balance time between involvement with entertainment music for day-to-day survival and creating more spiritually inspired music for artistic satisfaction, peace of mind and even physical well being. Projects featured on this website are personal visions and wellness experiences of producing artists, not driven by commercial appeal. Yet, the caliber of artistry and quality of production makes it possible for projects to gain a modicum of commercial success. The bottom line is, this is not "art for arts' sake" and the natural laws governing scientific approaches to this method are universal. It is about achieving and maintaining wellness through the prescribed application of the appropriate combinations of sound vibrations (music), also perceived as healing remedies for the soul. We believe music heals the soul!

Congratulations, Trumpeter Eddie Henderson!
05/20/2019

Congratulations, Trumpeter Eddie Henderson!

I received an honorary doctorate degree of music from Depauw University. Also recognizing my medical degree and figure skating accomplishments.

#JazzAppreciationMonth2019#JazzicianToKnow
04/04/2019

#JazzAppreciationMonth2019
#JazzicianToKnow

Evocations of Melba Liston

03/09/2019
The Coltrane Home

The Coltrane Home

Love this interview with #johncoltrane, recorded during the time he lived in Dix Hills, New York. He talks a bit about his practice room upstairs in the home. Thank you Blank on Blank! #jazz #saxophone

Jazz R Us
03/06/2019
Jazz R Us

Jazz R Us

The Coltrane legacy, explained. Kendrick Lamar Flying Lotus Thundercat.

High Point Plans To Preserve John Coltrane's Childhood Home
02/23/2019
High Point Plans To Preserve John Coltrane's Childhood Home

High Point Plans To Preserve John Coltrane's Childhood Home

Jazz legend John Coltrane stands alongside Charlie Parker as the most influential saxophonist of all time. His childhood home is in High Point, North Carolina. It’s a little-known fact, but the community there is working to change that.

3rd Street Jazz
02/23/2019
3rd Street Jazz

3rd Street Jazz

Billie Holiday Documentary in the Works Featuring New Interviews With Contemporaries

02/16/2019
The Coltrane Home

#JazzicianSpeaks

Long time #johncoltrane collaborator Reggie Workman visits the John and Alice Coltrane Home a few days ago. What a pleasure to meet you and share our vision with you!

Final Bars of 2018
01/05/2019
Final Bars of 2018

Final Bars of 2018

An extensive list of hundreds of international esteemed jazz, blues and “creative music” instrumentalists, singers and adherents of those arts who died in 2018. Compiled for the Jazz Journalists As…

'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2018
12/20/2018
'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2018

'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2018

Friends of the show offer memories and music of pianist Cecil Taylor, Village Vanguard owner Lorraine Gordon, South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

Click here to support Support Denise Perrier organized by Catherine Cusic
10/29/2018
Click here to support Support Denise Perrier organized by Catherine Cusic

Click here to support Support Denise Perrier organized by Catherine Cusic

After a year of suffering from severe heart disease, Denise had open heart surgery in October and has had a severe financial setback. She is in a rehabilitation center now but has been unable to work for months and it will be 6 months or more before she will be back at work. The go...

9/17/18 JaZzLine INSTITUTE | Piedmont Piano Company, Uptown Oakland, CA
09/16/2018
9/17/18 JaZzLine INSTITUTE | Piedmont Piano Company, Uptown Oakland, CA

9/17/18 JaZzLine INSTITUTE | Piedmont Piano Company, Uptown Oakland, CA

The JaZzLine INSTITUTE, a California, tax-exempt organization, presents Bay Area Jazz and Blues Artists at Piedmont Piano Company: Vocalist Kim Nalley, Keyboardist Tammy Hall, Bassist Ruth Davies and Drummer Ruth Price.

Lost recordings uncover John Coltrane’s timeless talent
07/14/2018
Lost recordings uncover John Coltrane’s timeless talent

Lost recordings uncover John Coltrane’s timeless talent

The lost recordings of jazz titan John Coltrane have been rediscovered and shared with the world. Jeffrey Brown visits the jazz great’s recording studio where the mystery began to take a listen to "Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album," which features Coltrane at the height of his powers.

06/23/2018
Invitation

Invitation

Villages Community Concert Band features soloist Dawan Muhammad June 10, 2018

JazzWeek
06/02/2018

JazzWeek

We're just about two months away from the 2018 JazzWeek Summit, which will be tightly focused on creating success in this digital era. You won't want to miss it.

Jazz radio, artists, promoters, and labels can either be left behind in this digital world or they can acknowledge the changing landscape and take advantage of it!

https://jazzweeksummit.com/

04/12/2018
National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

For club owner, producer, artistic programer, and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan, his life in jazz has been about creating environments for "a cycle of shared creativity." Learn more about him here: https://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/todd-barkan

And join us on Monday, April 16 on arts.gov for the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert webcast live from the Kennedy Center.

JazzWeek
03/03/2018

JazzWeek

Creating Jazz Radio Success in the Digital Era: Jazz Week Summit 2018

Registration is now open and conference information is available at https://jazzweeksummit.com/

Media is in a constant and accelerating state of disruption, as digital content changes the way we produce, distribute and consume entertainment and information.

Jazz radio, artists, promoters, and labels can either be left behind or they can acknowledge the changing landscape … and even take advantage of it!

The 2018 JazzWeek Summit will be focused on creating success in this digital era.

WBGO Jazz 88.3
12/22/2017
WBGO Jazz 88.3

WBGO Jazz 88.3

Jazz Night In America looks back on the lives and contributions of Jon Hendricks, Al Jarreau, Grady Tate, Ben Riley, Mickey Roker and Geri Allen.

Qwest TV
12/07/2017
Qwest TV

Qwest TV

Quincy Jones met with the The New York Times to talk about Qwest TV. And guess what? It was the perfect occasion to announce the launch date. How about that? 😁

Night Journey with Percussionist Bobby Matos
11/17/2017
Night Journey with Percussionist Bobby Matos

Night Journey with Percussionist Bobby Matos

New York born and bred, percussionist, composer/ arranger and bandleader Bobby Matos has dedicated his life to playing and spreading the best Afro Latin Jazz he can. He is a veteran of many tours and...

10/13/2017
JazzCorner

JazzCorner

Celebrating Billy Higgins birthday. In 1975 "Smiling #BillyHiggins performed ("Alias Buster Henry") w/
Clifford Jordan - Cedar Walton - Sam Jones in Munch Museum - Oslo - Norway
Drummer Billy Higgins was born on October 11, 1936 in Los Angeles, California. Higgins began his musical career backing R&B artists. His career took off after appearing on two ground-breaking Ornette Coleman albums: Something Else!!!! (1958) and the watershed free jazz LP The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959).
Higgins spent the rest of his career as in demand jazz, rock, and funk drummer, appearing on over
700 recordings.

Art Blakey
10/11/2017
Art Blakey

Art Blakey

Arthur “Art“ Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim. Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine. He worked with bebop musicians…

LifeForceJazz
10/11/2017

LifeForceJazz

10/11/2017
10/10/2017
Qwest TV

Qwest TV

SHOUT OUT | AMAZING!!! We just reached 20 000 fans on Facebook... AND the number of contributions on our Kickstarter campaign is peaking! That's thanks to the support of many of the most talented artists of our time! A few words from some of them. BCUC, André Manoukian, Angélique Kidjo, Ed Motta, KNOWER, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dhafer Youssef (page officielle), Laurent de Wilde, Lianne La Havas, Pedrito Martinez Group, Keziah Jones, Terrace Martin, Yaron Herman!

09/20/2017
Qwest TV

Qwest TV

NOW IS THE TIME | Pre-subscriptions are now available on Kickstarter for the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and beyond, launching this fall :
http://bit.ly/qwest-tv

👉 If you want to learn more about Qwest TV and how to become a co-founding subscriber, just leave a coment below!

09/18/2017
KCSM Jazz 91

KCSM Jazz 91

Have you noticed we've made Fall Pledge shorter and easier. Monday through Thursday? Nada! Nothing! Go to KCSM.org and make your pledge. OK...we will remind you a little during the week to Keep Jazz Alive. Weekends we will focus on the Icons of Jazz with music, information and anecdotes that only KCSM's seasoned and lauded staff can provide. No algorithms here, just human-powered radio fueled by your generous support! Please give now at KCSM.org.

09/16/2017
Qwest TV

Qwest TV

NOW IS THE TIME | Pre-subscriptions are now available on Kickstarter for the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and beyond, launching this fall :
http://bit.ly/qwest-tv

👉 If you want to learn more about Qwest TV and how to become a co-founding subscriber, just leave a coment below!

PROFOUND SIMPLICITY: A GLIMPSE OF DWIGHT TRIBLE
09/15/2017
PROFOUND SIMPLICITY: A GLIMPSE OF DWIGHT TRIBLE

PROFOUND SIMPLICITY: A GLIMPSE OF DWIGHT TRIBLE

posted by #@blues2 jazz guy “Profound Simplicity”- A Glimpse of Dwight Trible” by Kristina McBride I’ve been spinning quite a bit of music lately, listening to the inner urge of Joe Henderso…

Natsuko
09/05/2017

Natsuko

Mike Clark
09/05/2017

Mike Clark

Dan & Lee @ Creative Percussion Studio
09/05/2017

Dan & Lee @ Creative Percussion Studio

Ben Williams
09/05/2017

Ben Williams

Leon Joyce Jr. Trio
09/05/2017

Leon Joyce Jr. Trio

Bruce Foreman
09/05/2017

Bruce Foreman

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