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Jazz Workshops with Jon Barnes, Coffee Talk Jazz Magazine!

I'm having a blast teaching with Music in Education in California and many schools are putting more money into their music and arts programs. Keep up the Good Work! nes Take a peek at the August issue of CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine proud 2 feat: Music ICON Sheila E. Check-out Jon Barnes article he has much to share about Music Education. http://issuu.com/ms.bridgette/docs/ctjm_summer2014_preview (Share our link) To purchase your physical copy SHOP our website http://www.coffeetalkjazzradio.com/......

Janis Joplin Stamp with USPS Jon Barnes

This was a great event more pictures to follow! Take a peek at the August issue of CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine proud 2 feat: Music ICON Sheila E. Check-out Jon Barnes article he has much to share about Music Education. http://issuu.com/ms.bridgette/docs/ctjm_summer2014_preview (Share our link) To purchase your physical copy SHOP our website http://www.coffeetalkjazzradio.com/#!__coffeetalk-jazz-radio/sweet-shoppe You’re welcome to share our link with your friends.

Jon Barnes Swings with the Big Band in Santa Cruz

We had fun touring, swinging and selling my new CD last night. Check out the new Magazine with Sheila E. http://www.coffeetalkjazzradio.com/ Right On, Jon Barnes

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Coffee Talk Jazz Magazine with Jon Barnes

"Something BIG is Brewing" The New Magazine is soon to be released. Ms. Bridgette Lewis and CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio and TV have become a Global Leader and community for all things jazz. Committed to the promotion and preservation of all forms of jazz and its rich cultural heritage, CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio has consistently served up engaging, inspiring and informative programming. However, all great things must evolve. Expanding on this mission Ms. Bridgette Lewis, Executive Producer of CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio and Managing Editor of CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine along with Cicily Janus, Editor-in-Chief and all of the CoffeeTalk Jazz Network are proud to introduce the premiere issue of CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine. Offered both in print (12.95 USD/print)and online at http://issuu.com/ms.bridgette/docs/ctjm_winter2013 CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine is not only about the music. Published as a quarterly magazine, it encompasses all aspects of the industry from the process of studio mastering and production to tales from touring musicians and a look at the inside of the best clubs such as the Jazz Bakery etc. CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine also features artist spotlights that provide an exclusive glimpse into the careers and lives of today’s best contemporary jazz artists. The first issue features stories from and on Paul Jackson Jr., Al Caldwell, Erin Dickins, the late George Duke, and jazz legend Ruth Price in addition to many more. CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine is now accepting submissions from musicians, music industry professionals and those who work closely within various facets of the industry for future issues. Please send a pitch letter in addition to a short bio and resume to Ms. Bridgette Lewis at contribute@coffeetalkjazzmagazine.com if interested in becoming a contributing writer. Advertising rates start at 250.00. Ads can be full page, half page and quarter page and historically have come from a wide variety of areas within the music industry from instrumental craftsman to recording companies and more. For advertising information please contact: advertise@coffeetalkjazzmagazine.com. CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine is a national and international multi-cultural digital platform that celebrates all aspects of the contemporary jazz scene. Please direct any press inquiries and questions to Mya Allen at press@coffeetalkjazzmagazine.com You can also follow CoffeeTalk Jazz on social media: https://twitter.com/CoffeeTalkJazz https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeTalkJazz https://www.facebook.com/bridgette.lewis CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine 4508 Atlantic Ave. Ste. 790 Long Beach, California 90807 Ph:562.355.0311 Ms.Bridgette Lewis and Mya Allen CoffeeTalk Jazz Network 1-562-355-0311 email us here

Stop The Bullying - Jon Barnes

Barnes scored music for the Charity Fundraiser Extravaganza Where: House of Blues W. Hollywood | WHEN: July 23rd, 2014 , 7:00PM JON BARNES WILL TOUR VEGAS & CALIFORNIA TO PROMOTE "HELP STOP THE BULLY" CAMPAIGN. Christina Fulton, the CEO and founder of Help Stop the Bully, will be doing a charity fundraiser extravaganza, hosted by Nikolae Keller, Hal Ornstein and Christina at the House of Blues W. Hollywood Wednesday, July 24. We are looking for you to support the cause and empower the movement of putting an end to bullying in our culture. One of Christina’s major goals with Help Stop the Bully is to work with schools nationwide on fighting this epidemic in our society. As an educator, it is great to see everyone get involved, donating time and money to help our students become better people and supplying the support they need, says Jon Barnes. Christina has partnered with prominent UFC members & Mixed Martial Artists to implement a self-defense program called “Bully Freeze” that will be incorporated into schools’ physical education classes. Christina is working closely with the top neurological and behavioral doctors from UCLA along with other educators and together, they are creating a curriculum for schools across the country for a program called PBNJ (Positive Behavior, No Judgment). Christina Fulton has been a long-time advocate for many important causes, and she is no stranger to finding solutions, raising money, and shedding light on important issues in the community. Christina has bettered the lives of countless people with a long history of philanthropy. In 2006 Fulton founded the Single Mom Foundation to support mothers in need. Christina and her son Weston Coppola-Cage created their Fulcage clothing line in 2007 in support of charity and in the spirit of giving. Christina has been recognized for her philanthropic efforts by the Mayor of Los Angeles, the U.S. House of Representatives, and Los Angeles Sheriff Leroy Baca who honored Christina at a press conference in October 2013, says Saul Escudero. Christina takes these humanitarian accolades earnestly, realizing that philanthropy is not a trend. Christina walks through her days with a sense of responsibility for those without a voice or those who are afraid to speak out. Some of the most influential individuals along with leading figures in the entertainment industry will gather together at House of Blues W. Hollywood. The event will kick off the summer celebration to help reduce the bullying around the world. The event will raise awareness and funding for the Help Stop the Bully Foundation, says Nelson. Be sure to attend the event Hosted by Celebrity Guest and expected Hollywood Luminaries such as Alan Thicke, Robin Thicke, Jamie Foxx, Patricia Arquette, Janice Dickinson, Steven Tyler, Demi LovatoJon Barnes and many more will walk the Red Carpet and be apart of this amazing event. Special appearance by Senator Ricardo Lara will speak about the Anti-Bullying Bill and will acknowledge some of the leaders in the world for their efforts to combat bullying and help victims restore balance in their lives. Bullying testimonials will be made by Jade Archer, Noreen and Grayson Bruce, Emily and Simon Sundin. Live Entertainment Performed by Steven Tyler, Robin Thicke, Demi Lovato, Nikki Williams, P. Sanders, Mandy Rain, Kaya Jones, Levi Mitchell, OSB, Jon Barnes and many more will rock the house. Words by Sheriff Baca, Christina Fulton, Gloria Allred, Jim Carrey, Nikolae Keller, Rafi Anteby, Paris Hilton will be given as well. For Tickets or to make a Donation helpstopthebully@gmail.com helpstopthebully.com facebook.com/helpstopthebully Twitter@helpstopthebull

House of Blues - Jon Barnes - Stop The Bullying CD

Who: Jon Barnes Orchestrations | What: Jon Barnes scored music for the Charity Fundraiser Extravaganza Where: House of Blues W. Hollywood | WHEN: July 23rd, 2014 , 7:00PM JON BARNES WILL TOUR VEGAS & CALIFORNIA TO PROMOTE "HELP STOP THE BULLY" CAMPAIGN. Jon Barnes Music in Education HelpStopthebully.com Photography by Stephanie Briskey Christina Fulton, the CEO and founder of Help Stop the Bully, will be doing a charity fundraiser extravaganza, hosted by Nikolae Keller, Hal Ornstein and Christina at the House of Blues W. Hollywood Wednesday, July 24. We are looking for you to support the cause and empower the movement of putting an end to bullying in our culture. One of Christina’s major goals with Help Stop the Bully is to work with schools nationwide on fighting this epidemic in our society. As an educator, it is great to see everyone get involved, donating time and money to help our students become better people and supplying the support they need, says Jon Barnes. Christina has partnered with prominent UFC members & Mixed Martial Artists to implement a self-defense program called “Bully Freeze” that will be incorporated into schools’ physical education classes. Christina is working closely with the top neurological and behavioral doctors from UCLA along with other educators and together, they are creating a curriculum for schools across the country for a program called PBNJ (Positive Behavior, No Judgment). Christina Fulton has been a long-time advocate for many important causes, and she is no stranger to finding solutions, raising money, and shedding light on important issues in the community. Christina has bettered the lives of countless people with a long history of philanthropy. In 2006 Fulton founded the Single Mom Foundation to support mothers in need. Christina and her son Weston Coppola-Cage created their Fulcage clothing line in 2007 in support of charity and in the spirit of giving. Some of the most influential individuals along with leading figures in the entertainment industry will gather together at House of Blues W. Hollywood. The event will kick off the summer celebration to help reduce the bullying around the world. The event will raise awareness and funding for the Help Stop the Bully Foundation, says Nelson. Be sure to attend the event Hosted by Celebrity Guest and expected Hollywood Luminaries such as Alan Thicke, Robin Thicke, Jamie Foxx, Patricia Arquette, Janice Dickinson, Steven Tyler, Demi Lovato Jon Barnes and many more will walk the Red Carpet and be apart of this amazing event. Special appearance by Senator Ricardo Lara will speak about the Anti-Bullying Bill and will acknowledge some of the leaders in the world for their efforts to combat bullying and help victims restore balance in their lives. Bullying testimonials will be made by Jade Archer, Noreen and Grayson Bruce, Emily and Simon Sundin. Live Entertainment Performed by Steven Tyler, Robin Thicke, Demi Lovato, Nikki Williams, P. Sanders, Mandy Rain, Kaya Jones, Levi Mitchell, OSB, Jon Barnes and many more will rock the house. Words by Sheriff Baca, Christina Fulton, Gloria Allred, Jim Carrey, Nikolae Keller, Rafi Anteby, Paris Hilton will be given as well. For Tickets or to make a Donation helpstopthebully@gmail.com helpstopthebully.com facebook.com/helpstopthebully Twitter@helpstopthebull

Baltimore in the House! Music in Education

Congrats to Baltimore Trumpet Player! Music in Education Society of Peabody Alumni Citation for the Peabody Young Maestro Award Presented to Dontae Winslow September 28, 2012 Dontae Winslow, today we recognize and congratulate you for your distinguished professional achievement as a musician, and your dedication to helping the children who follow in your path. You come from a background similar to many struggling youths in Baltimore City. Growing up in a rough, urban neighborhood you found in music an outlet for expression. You attended the Baltimore School for the Arts where you met the late Tupac Shakur who influenced you greatly. You were also mentored by jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove when you spent a year in New York City at The New School for Social Research. You then came to Peabody; where you earned your Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Trumpet performance. While you were a student here you were already rapidly becoming a Baltimore celebrity. You were a finalist in the 1997 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition; and a finalist in the Marvin Hamlisch “Search for a Star” competition. You toured the world with the Gary Thomas Quintet and opened at the Meyerhoff for Maya Angelou and others who were performing selections from an album of music and poetry. In 2003, you were awarded a full-fellowship to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at USC. There you studied with jazz pianist and legend Herbie Hancock as well as Hollywood film composer, Terence Blanchard. As a trumpeter you have worked in the bands of Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, Christina Aguilera, Gary Thomas, and the Soulful Symphony, among others. But you have also worked as a music producer, songwriter, and arranger with notable artists such as Ke$ha, Beyonce, Jay-Z, David Banner, and Snoop Dogg. Most recently you have scored a feature film, The Discarded Boyz, directed by Robert Townsend. Today you are part of the duo you founded with your wife, MaShica, called the Winslow Dynasty. This dynamic musical project combines your passion for music that crosses barriers and genres with your desire to “inspire a renaissance in creative art” and bring positive social change. Your passion for helping children, particularly those growing up in difficult circumstances, led you to record “Change a Life…Change the World”. This album features your wife and students from Baltimore’s Gilmore-Edison Elementary Choir and won you the Grand Prize in the Children’s Music category of the John Lennon Songwriting contest in 2002. Tomorrow you continue your dedication to inspiring young people by working with the students in Peabody’s Tuned-In program. Like you, many of them are gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are passionate about making music. We thank you for taking your time to mentor these young artists. With this award we celebrate all that you have accomplished so far, and your journey forward as you continue to bring your music to the world, inspiring audiences young and old. On behalf of The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University it is our distinct honor to confer upon you the Peabody Young Maestro Award.

Stop The Bullying - Jon Barnes New Music in Education

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Jazz Music Should be Taught in all Schools - Dave Hairston Music in Education

Dave Wendell Hairston Honored by New Jon Barnes Compositions JON BARNES COMMISSIONED TO SCORE MUSIC IN EDUCATION FOR LEGENDARY BALTIMORE MUSIC TEACHER The late legendary music teacher Dave Hairston spent 40 year educating, mentoring, recording, and performing concerts with inner city students of Baltimore Maryland. He was killed in a car accident 3 years ago, while leaving his studio. My dad insisted that jazz music should be taught in all schools, because of the cultural influence, quality in education, and life lessons that jazz music gives to all students, says Doctorial Candidate Erin-Lee Hairston. Jon Barnes, a former student at Garrison Jr. High School, is commissioned to compose and record new music to honor the legacy of Dave Hairston's jazz music in education. In 1977-1983, Dave would hire Jon Barnes to play gigs, record sessions, and score music, while teaching Jon how to improvise, compose and arrange music. Studying business and going to college was also on the agenda! It is a pleasure to honor and celebrate music in education here in Baltimore City, through the legacy of one of our own, says Educator Witt Williams. Through his unique teaching methods, Dave was able to reach his students, teaching them to read, write, play, share, learn math, work hard, understand the music business and help others. Students also learned important lessons in African American history and music, while getting top grades in schools to attend colleges. Music kept me out of trouble and in the books, because I was busy practicing, gigging, studying, recording, making money, playing at church with my mom, says Jon Barnes Dave spent his own money buying books, records, equipment, instruments, food, transportation, and clothes to teach his students how to look and sound like professionals. He would also preach to the kids, "yes to music and no to drugs!" Dave worked hard providing opportunity for many kids who didn't have a chance, a goal, or a passion, and he changed their lives with music, playing gigs and shows, throughout Baltimore City, says Music Educator Charles Funn. At Garrison Jr. High School in Baltimore Maryland, Dave Hairston taught Jon Barnes how to transcribe music by Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Nat King Cole, Clifford Brown, and Quincy Jones, many others. Jazz became the new pop music for his students of the day. At 11 years old, I went home and found all of my mother's jazz records and started to listen and play along with the Cats, transcribing their solos, says Jon Barnes. Dave was a father figure to many of these students, who could not afford instruments, private lessons, or books to read. As the program grew, students learned advanced sound engineering, recording, composition, improvisation, orchestration, play writing, and more from Dave's personal college books. Many of his students went on to college, touring, recording, owning businesses and making history. I graduated from Berklee School of Music, since I had such a great start in music with Dave Hairston, who taught me from his music college books when I was in Jr. High School, says Reggie Love. His philosophy was to keep music alive with jazz music in education, teaching students improvisation for creativity and classical music for sight reading. Great teachers do change the world. My goal is to help students around the world to use music as a tool to improve their lives and to help others along the way, says Jon Barnes. Please enjoy the new music as we celebrate music in education, with fond memories of Dave Hairston. Dave was the perfect mentor/teacher because he took my son on gigs almost every weekend to learn on stage, developing the gift of music, says, Josephine Jackson.

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