#78 Jamey Haddad- Percussionist for Paul Simon, Faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and More!
The BET awards were Sunday the 24th. Here is the complete winners list. Meek Mill performed the song "Stay Woke" in a touching tribute to all those who have been affected by shootings and police brutality. If you'd like to see the full Anita Baker tribute clip, you can click HERE.
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For our Educational Spotlight, you can check out the Hit Like A Girl contest. You can also hear more about that program and others in our interview with Mona Tavakoli in Episode 60. The video mentioned is one by 8 year old Yoyoka Soma shown below.
Music news for this week starts with friend of the show, Ari Herstand (featured in Episode 14), helping you decide which website builder is best for you. YouTube views will now count towards the UK singles chart. To compete with YouTube, Instagram launched IGTV where you can upload videos up to an hour in length. More importantly, IGTV will Include Music Rights Management & Monetization. The question has been raised, should Spotify share artists data? Well, this article answers some of those questions. Lastly, the UK and the US both favor paid streaming for artists.
Howard Brush was one of Jamey's first instructors in the Cleveland area. Howard used to tour with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. That curiosity and love for percussion instruments continued when Jamey's grandfather took him to see Gene Krupa at about 14 years old. His education blossomed with lessons from the late Bob McKee.
- Side Note - We brought up that John Coltrane has an album that was lost, now found, and being released on Friday June 29th 2018. It is called "Both Directions at Once"
Jamey mentions how music creators have lost out on royalties and such over time. The Music Modernization Act has passed the Senate and is making its was through the House of Representatives to try and compensate music creators properly. As far as the talk of disappearing liner notes and the information that is usually found in them, you can usually find success in searching Discogs dot com and All Music dot com for credits and such.
Jamey participated in some of the music for this Docu-Series, "The Changing of the Gods".
Glen Velez might be the connection to how Jamey went from student to faculty at Berklee.
If you are interested in checking out the book, The Mysticism of Sound and Music by Hazrat Inayat Khan that Jamey mentions, you can find it HERE.
Jamey is now the Professor of Advanced Improvisation and Percussion at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio.
Jamey brought a Digitech Jamman to the "audition" with Paul Simon and looped some stuff which helped solidify that he was the right man for the gig.
In listing the drummers Jamey has played alongside, He mentions Jim Keltner. Damon brings up that Jim played drums on the Golden Girls theme song.
Here is a big chunk of the farewell tour that Jamey is on now with Paul Simon.
The program Jamey mentions by the state department is called the One Beat Program.
The program Jamey signed up for was called Fullbright Program.