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AGENDA MAGAZINE and iRock Jazz Combine Forces to Promote a Strong Jazz Online Presence
California-based Kaylene Peoples of AGENDA MAGAZINE and Chicago-based John Moultrie of iRock Jazz combine forces to promote jazz on the West and East Coast
“The iRock Jazz community is made up of music lovers, artists, tastemakers, and lifestyle brands that have grown with the company over the years. It is a diverse global collective of individuals, united by a common belief in an appreciation for music, innovation, originality, and creativity. As the music industry evolves, iRock Jazz is devoted to creating new endeavors in marketing Jazz and to advance the ‘live social’ music experience,”
The mission of iRock Jazz fits so well with what has been created with AGENDA MAGAZINE and the Indie Hotspot. An Agenda online publication, theindiehotspot.com was recently launched to spotlight local LA talent, which at the moment is heavily focusing on jazz. iRock Jazz has a healthy passion for the genre and is a prolific content provider for jazz, as well as other related forms of music online.
“IRock Jazz will be very visible in each issue of AGENDA MAGAZINE. We have already featured articles and interviews of Jesse Campbell, Terence Blanchard, Angie Stone, Avery Sunshine, Gregory Porter, and René Marie. The iRock Jazz writers Cheresa Purnell, Marsha J. Eaglin, Tracye Dee, Matthew Allen, and Monica Stanton offer outstanding interviews and articles of the current jazz scene,” adds Kaylene Peoples.
Established in Chicago in 1990, iRock Jazz started out of a genuine passion for music and launched the Jazz Oasis, jazz club, restaurant and bar. “We promoted shows of our music heroes: artist such as Anita Baker, Nancy Wilson, Miki Howard, Art Porter, Phyllis Hyman, Hugh Masekela, Regina Carter, Fela and Branford Marsalis,” adds John Moultrie. Twenty years later, iRock Jazz was born as a music and event marketing company that is the breeding ground, helping to introduce and break artists such as Robert Glasper, Jose James, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Roy Hargrove, Ben Williams, Angie Stone, Gregory Porter, Gerald Clayton, Erykah Badu, Layla Hathaway, Kyle Eastwood, Maurice Brown, Trombone Shorty, Stefon Harris, Etienne Charles, Esperanza Spaulding, Lizz Wright and René Marie.
Between Kaylene Peoples’ passion for the independent musician (she being a jazz entertainer herself) and John Moultrie’s love of music and talent (he is a Chicago-based entrepreneur)
Visit www.agendamag.com to learn more about AGENDA MAGAZINE and www.iRockJazz.com to learn more about iRock Jazz.