Jazz capital – Sly Chi http://slychi.com/ Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:33:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://slychi.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-24T191505.367-150x150.png Jazz capital – Sly Chi http://slychi.com/ 32 32 Gordon Brothers Launches Online Auction for Assets of Honda of the UK Manufacturing Synchro Motorsport Team http://slychi.com/gordon-brothers-launches-online-auction-for-assets-of-honda-of-the-uk-manufacturing-synchro-motorsport-team/ Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:15:00 +0000 http://slychi.com/gordon-brothers-launches-online-auction-for-assets-of-honda-of-the-uk-manufacturing-synchro-motorsport-team/ London, Aug 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Gordon Brothers, the global consultancy, restructuring and investment firm, has successfully sold the majority of machinery and equipment at Honda’s UK manufacturing plant to Swindon to a single buyer and has launched the online auction of the exclusive assets of the Honda Synchro Motorsport team. The online auction […]]]>

London, Aug 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Gordon Brothers, the global consultancy, restructuring and investment firm, has successfully sold the majority of machinery and equipment at Honda’s UK manufacturing plant to Swindon to a single buyer and has launched the online auction of the exclusive assets of the Honda Synchro Motorsport team.

The online auction is online until 23 September 2021. Interested parties can view the detailed online catalog by visiting gordonbrothers.co.uk/Honda-Synchro.

The auction includes Honda racing cars, racing car carriers, tooling and equipment from the Synchro Motorsport team.

Notable items include:

• five Honda Civic Type R racing cars

• Honda Jazz with modified Type R engine • Race car transporter Brian James

• High-end tooling

“This online auction provides a unique opportunity to purchase Honda’s own Synchro Motorsport assets, which have competed in Britcar’s Dunlop Endurance Championship, Creventic 24H Series and some of the most grueling endurance championships. Europe, ”said Duncan Ainscough, Managing Director, Commercial & Industrial at Gordon Brothers. “All of these popular assets are well maintained, making them attractive proposals to potential buyers, and are expected to generate high levels of global interest.”

Gordon Brothers has had the privilege of working with four of the world’s five largest automotive companies, making over 1,200 engagements and valuing £ 11 billion in automotive assets.

For more information, please visit gordonbrothers.co.uk/Honda-Synchro.

For any sales inquiries, please contact Duncan Ainscough dainscough@gordonbrothers.com.

About the Gordon brothers
Since 1903, Gordon Brothers (www.gordonbrothers.com) has been helping lenders, operating executives, advisors and investors advance change. The company brings a powerful combination of expertise and capital to its clients, developing customized solutions on an integrated or stand-alone basis in four service areas: appraisals, disposals, operations and investments. Whether it’s to fuel growth or facilitate strategic consolidation, Gordon Brothers partners with companies in the retail, commercial and industrial sectors to get the most out of their assets. Gordon Brothers conducts more than $ 70 billion in disposals and appraisals annually. Gordon Brothers is headquartered in Boston and has more than 30 offices on five continents.

About Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd
Founded in 1985, Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd was Honda’s flagship automotive production plant in Europe and employed over 3,000 associates working in production and sales support roles. In 1989 Honda of the UK Manufacturing began engine production, with the engine factory capable of producing 940 units per day. The site began manufacturing cars in 1992 and had the capacity to produce up to 790 vehicles per day. More information can be found at www.hondamanufacturing.co.uk.

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Wildfires in Northern California: Where to Find Air Quality Updates, Evacuations, and Official Information http://slychi.com/wildfires-in-northern-california-where-to-find-air-quality-updates-evacuations-and-official-information/ Mon, 23 Aug 2021 00:50:47 +0000 http://slychi.com/wildfires-in-northern-california-where-to-find-air-quality-updates-evacuations-and-official-information/ To get updates on your phone, including push notifications of important announcements, download our mobile app for iOS or Android. Updated at 2:12 p.m. on August 22 The last: A spot fire from the Caldor blaze is burning on the north side of Highway 50 near Kyburz, meaning the blaze has officially crossed the highway. […]]]>

To get updates on your phone, including push notifications of important announcements, download our mobile app for iOS or Android.

Updated at 2:12 p.m. on August 22

The last: A spot fire from the Caldor blaze is burning on the north side of Highway 50 near Kyburz, meaning the blaze has officially crossed the highway. Highway 50 remains closed between Sly Park Rd. In Pollock Pines and Meyers due to the Caldor fire with no estimated reopening date.

More land burned this year than at the same time last year, setting the record for most area charred. The US Forest Service is closing nine national forests until September 6 due to limited firefighting resources.

The fires burning in northern California have seen extreme fire growth this season due to critical fuel conditions and will likely experience an extended fire season this year, according to Cal Fire.

Air quality in Sacramento is expected to be good on Sunday morning. Check out airnow.gov for the latest news in your area.

This article will be updated with the latest information on these fires when it becomes available. Sign up for emergency alerts in your county to be notified of warnings and evacuation orders.

Here are the fires we are tracking. Click for more information:

Here are some resources on how to prepare for wildfires and keep track of fire information:


Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire began over the Cresta Dam in the Feather River Canyon on July 13. The fire is burning in Plumas County with evacuations in Plumas and Butte counties. As of July 22, there is also another fire north of Quincy called Fly Fire, which merged with the Dixie Fire on July 25.

Cal Fire and the US Forest Service will be holding live briefings every evening at 7 p.m. area on odd days.

Counties: Fire in Plumas and Butte counties, with evacuations in Butte, Plumas, Tehama and Lassen

Where to get information:

Area and containment

At 7 a.m. on August 22, the Dixie Fire was 37% contained and had burned 721,298 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Caldor’s fire

This fire began on August 14 in the Eldorado National Forest near the Grizzly Flats area off Omo Ranch Road near Santiago Creek. Officials hold a live community briefing at 5 p.m. Sunday. You can watch it here.

Counties: Eldorado

Where to get information:

Area and containment

As of 8 a.m. on August 22, this fire had no containment and had burned 98,149 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


McFarland fire

The McFarland fire was started by lightning.

Counties: Trinity

Where to get information:

Area and containment

As of 7:30 a.m. on August 22, this fire was 66% under control and had burned 117,985 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


River complex

The fires at the River Complex were started by lightning on July 30.

Counties: Siskiyou

Where to get information:

Area and containment

By 9 a.m. on August 22, these fires were 10 percent under control and had burned 85,257 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Monument fire

The fire at the monument was triggered by lightning on July 30.

Counties: Trinity

Where to get information:

Area and containment

By 9:05 a.m. on August 22, the fire was 16% under control and had burned 147,323 acres.


Antelope fire

The antelope fire may have been started by a lightning strike on August 2.

Counties: Siskiyou

Where to get information:

Area and containment

At 7:20 p.m. on August 21, the fire was 30% under control and had burned 66,021 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Beckwourth Complex (Sugar Fire)

Officials from the Plumas National Forest Service now refer to the Dotta and Sugar fires as the Beckwourth complex.

Counties: Plumas, Lassen

Where to get information

Area and containment

At 2:40 p.m. on August 16, these fires were 98% under control and had burned 105,670 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Larch fire

The Tamarack Fire is a lightning fire that burns near Markleeville and Pleasant Valley that began on July 4, but exploded in size on July 16. Residents can sign up to receive evacuation notifications at https://alpinecountyca.gov/204/Sheriff.

Counties: Alpine

Where to get information

Area and containment

As of 6 p.m. on August 18, this fire was 82 percent under control and burned 68,637 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Lava fire

Counties: Siskiyou

Where to get information

Area and containment

By 8:30 a.m. on August 9, this fire was 85% under control and had burned 26,409 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Forest fire map


Fully contained fires

Salt fire

Frenchtown fire

River fire

  • Dates: August 3 to 13, 2021
  • Total area: 2,619
  • Structures destroyed: 142
  • Injuries: 4
  • Where to get information: Calibration fire incident page

Glen fire

  • Dates: August 11-21, 2021
  • Total area: 184
  • Structures destroyed: 10
  • Injuries: 0
  • Where to get information: Cal Fire Incident page

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Ridgefield Playhouse Gears Up For ‘Exciting’ List Of Shows And Huge Upgrades This Season http://slychi.com/ridgefield-playhouse-gears-up-for-exciting-list-of-shows-and-huge-upgrades-this-season/ Sun, 22 Aug 2021 10:10:07 +0000 http://slychi.com/ridgefield-playhouse-gears-up-for-exciting-list-of-shows-and-huge-upgrades-this-season/ RIDGEFIELD – Although the pandemic put a damper on the Ridgefield Playhouse’s 20th anniversary celebration last year, audiences can expect that energy to permeate the performances included in its 21st season, which begins next month. Managing Director Allison Stockel said some of the best musical artists of the past 20 years will bring their talents […]]]>

RIDGEFIELD – Although the pandemic put a damper on the Ridgefield Playhouse’s 20th anniversary celebration last year, audiences can expect that energy to permeate the performances included in its 21st season, which begins next month.

Managing Director Allison Stockel said some of the best musical artists of the past 20 years will bring their talents to the legendary venue this season, including Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Paul Anka and Chaka Khan.

Jett first performed at the Playhouse in 2004 and will return with The Blackhearts for their fall gala on November 5.

“This season features some of the greatest performers we’ve had in this venue. This is what we were looking for when we made the reservation, ”said Stockel. “It’s exciting to get them back.

Additionally, this fall, the Playhouse will begin a capital improvement campaign to triple the size of its lobby, adding a permanent bar and a larger concession area. The plan also includes offices for staff members and additional changing rooms and rehearsal space for the performers backstage.


The upgrades will mark the Playhouse’s first fundraising campaign since it opened in 2000.

COVID adjustments

Although the site lost $ 4 million in ticket sales during the pandemic, it never closed. Stockel and his team turned to live-streamed content and erected a tent stage on Governor Street so they could host performances outside.

“It took a tremendous amount of time and energy,” she recalls.

Due to the pandemic, the Playhouse’s arts and education program has virtually reached over 10,000 students and welcomed artists who would never have come to Ridgefield in the first place. Comedians John Mulaney and Pete Davidson, who performed together in a parking lot, are one example.

“We did everything we needed to do as soon as we were allowed to do it in a very safe manner,” she said. “I think of us in many ways as a COVID success story. “

Ridgefield Ties

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be back on September 3 as part of its 60th anniversary tour. During the show, ticket holders can participate in a silent auction to raise money for the Kitty Rosa Preservation Fund.

Rosa was instrumental in opening the Playhouse and remained dedicated to its preservation until her death in 2014. The fund was established to support the preservation efforts of the more than 100 year old building.

Since Preservation Hall was Rosa’s favorite band, she asked Stockel to book them for the Playhouse. Coincidentally, Stockel’s uncle Alan Jaffee created the group with a mission to preserve the traditional New Orleans jazz sound.

“It’s kismet,” Stockel said.

Now led by their cousin Ben Jaffee, the band immersed themselves in the new waves of jazz while collaborating with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, the Grateful Dead, My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire, the Black Keys and the Foo Fighters.

Show must go on

In accordance with the city’s recent mandate, spectators attending a performance inside the theater will be required to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status.

Stockel said there could be caveats – such as providing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test – at certain events depending on the artist featured.

For more information on the upcoming season, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

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Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers among teams with intriguing positional blocks ahead of training camp | NBA.com France http://slychi.com/utah-jazz-and-los-angeles-lakers-among-teams-with-intriguing-positional-blocks-ahead-of-training-camp-nba-com-france/ Sat, 21 Aug 2021 23:14:25 +0000 http://slychi.com/utah-jazz-and-los-angeles-lakers-among-teams-with-intriguing-positional-blocks-ahead-of-training-camp-nba-com-france/ In the period following the chaos of summer but before the teams gather for training camp in the fall, much of the NBA takes a moment to breathe. Respite is crucial in preparing for the routine of an 82-game season, but it can also be the clarity teams need to identify imbalances in their rosters. […]]]>

In the period following the chaos of summer but before the teams gather for training camp in the fall, much of the NBA takes a moment to breathe. Respite is crucial in preparing for the routine of an 82-game season, but it can also be the clarity teams need to identify imbalances in their rosters.

MORE: NBA Reveals 2021-22 Season Schedule

Whether it’s because a team signed a free agent at an already deep position, drafted a rookie that’s buried on the depths board, or traded a star for too many coins, these rotation blocks exist all over the league. .

Heading into the 2021-22 NBA season, six teams in particular stand out with position blocks on their respective rosters. From the Toronto Raptors to the Los Angeles Lakers, take a closer look …

Utah Jazz: Forward

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Utah only honed their 52-win roster this summer, but they added a few names to an already deep forward rotation.

Rudy Gay’s signing for the $ 6 million mid-level taxpayer exception was one of the best value moves a team has made this offseason. Gay has quietly become a great shooter in the second half of his career and will be a nice compliment to what was already a very good bench unit.

While Eric Paschall struggled quite a bit in his second season, trading a second-round pick in 2026 for an under-one-year-old retired from a first-team all-star selection – who find to be one of Donovan Mitchell’s best friends – is a safe leaflet.

With Gay and Paschall joining Joe Ingles, Bojan Bogdanovic and Royce O’Neale, this is one of the most advanced units in the league. Each brings different complementary skills, but too many resources are spent here while other areas of the rotation are still lacking.

There is almost no proven experience behind Mitchell, Mike Conley, and Jordan Clarkson. Ingles may be Conley’s de facto replacement but, given the rumors of the start of the offseason, he seems to be the most likely to be traded if the Jazz take a step.

Hassan Whiteside filled the gap at the save center, but they’re still missing a real five-hitch option. Gay could be engaged in this role, but it poses real defensive questions for a team that still struggles to defend with Rudy Gobert on the bench.

It is without a doubt a list of talent. He’s the one who could very well win the most games in the league for a second straight regular season, but he doesn’t seem balanced enough to meet this franchise’s broader goals in the playoffs.

Orlando Magic: Backcourt

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The rotation of the Orlando Guards has changed a lot in the three years since Shelvin Mack’s tweet .

Jalen Suggs became the face of the Magic’s long rebuilding as they took him fifth overall, but he joins a very crowded backcourt. Cole Anthony is looking to build a strong rookie campaign, RJ Hampton has only scratched his potential and 23-year-old Markelle Fultz in rehab now has, incredibly, almost twice as much NBA experience as the other three point guard combined. .

Orlando’s priority has to be deciding how they’re going to prioritize these four players. They may already have an internal hierarchy, but those decisions will dictate a lot the direction of this team over the next two seasons.

The aggravating factors in these assessments, however, are Gary Harris and Terence Ross. The two Orlando Guards are at decidedly different times in their careers than the point guard. Harris and Ross are valuable players in the right situation, but the likelihood of either playing a role in Magic’s next contender is slim. After all, this list is, hopefully, a few years away from being a few years away.

Given the priority given to development, tackling the three-guard alignments is not a bad way forward. This gives pointers an NBA experience and preserves the value of Harris and Ross for potential deadline moves. Orlando will eventually have to deal with this traffic jam, but they are blessed with less urgency than some other franchises.

Los Angeles Lakers: Perimeter Players

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A major priority for the 2019-20 Lakers was to find a fifth starter. At the end of the season, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope parted ways with the full-back and became that answer. Now, with an almost entirely new roster around LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Frank Vogel will have to answer the same question again.

The priority for this place is clear: finding the right person next to LeBron, Davis and Russell Westbrook. This is an incredibly talented roster, but pulling the strings together to find the right ground spacer to play at this location is key to reaching that dizzying potential.

Given these criteria, Malik Monk, Wayne Ellington, and Talen Horton-Tucker seem the best candidates to start with. Behind them, however, Kendrick Nunn, Kent Bazemore, Trevor Ariza and, of course, Carmelo Anthony will also be considered in the rotation.

Ellington seems to be the better solution when it comes to spacing and utilization rate, but Monk can come up with a higher cap. Bazemore is the safest 3-and-D option, but Horton-Tucker’s recent extension indicates the Lakers believe he’s ready for a bigger role.

This squad has just four leftovers from that 2020 title squad – a championship they won just ten months ago. Evaluating the chemistry of a brand new rotation is hard work and will take time, so there are no easy answers.

There are too many wings vying for too few minutes. The Lakers will find lineups that, but it will inevitably push some of these players out of the rotation.

Toronto Raptors: Frontcourt

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Kyle Lowry’s trade unquestionably marked the culmination of an era for this Raptors franchise. The young half of the core remains intact, but retooling done – both by choice and not – over the past three years has pushed this team into a new phase.

As a result, this list is not as balanced as it should be. Fred VanVleet, Goran Dragic and Gary Trent Jr. are a playoff-level backcourt, but there’s very little proven depth behind them. Instead, most of the resources were invested in an already deep front zone rotation.

OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Scottie Barnes, Precious Achiuwa, Khem Birch, Chris Boucher and Yuta Watanabe. These are seven rotation-level players, each of whom have the potential or past production to be priorities this season.

Within this group, Anunoby, Barnes and Achiuwa should be seen as foundations while Birch, Boucher and Watanabe are beautiful pieces but do not have the same potential. Siakam is the notable omission there. He’s the only All-Star Raptor left on this list, but he’s also the piece that makes the most sense to move to complete the reset.

MORE: What About Rumors Involving Siakam

He doesn’t hold the value he had a few years ago, but if the right team call, Siakam could still bring back a star’s comeback. It wouldn’t be easy for the franchise to do. Nor is it who the team or Siakam have publicly indicated they want; but the list needs to be rebalanced and the rumors have been so widespread that it’s hard to ignore the smoke.

Siakam is not old. It’s no exaggeration to believe that the 27-year-old could be the basis for the next Raptor contender, but this front office has never shied away from moving just because it’s tough.

San Antonio Spurs: Wings

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DeMar DeRozan is no longer a Spur, but San Antonio’s wing rotation has become even more crowded over the summer.

Lonnie Walker, Devin Vassell, Luka Samanic and Keldon Johnson all have legitimate potential and appear to be foundational pieces for the future. The Spurs also gave Doug McDermott an important contract and acquired important Thaddeus Young this summer, two veterans who could come and help this team win right away.

It’s a full rotation before even taking into account Chandler Hutchison and Al-Farouq Aminu.

This situation is quite simple. Spurs have too many good, but not great wings, each of which need minutes and are paid entry-level money or soon will be. Marginalizing one of the young players on the bench will hamper their development, but playing them at the expense of McDermott or Young will instantly make them negative contracts.

If a team needs to consolidate its assets, it’s the Spurs. This list calls for a three-for-one upgrade swap, but, for a team that doesn’t make mid-season moves, time is running out.

Washington Wizards: Frontcourt

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The Wizards find themselves in a very difficult situation for the Spurs. Like DeRozan, Westbrook’s departure left Washington with too many solid players and not enough minutes to split between them.

Despite a few big names in this group, Rui Hachimura is the cornerstone of the Wizards frontcourt. Considering his potential and playing for much of last season, he’s the only member of this forward zone to guarantee playing more than 30 minutes a night. The remaining minutes are up for grabs.

Davis Bertans, Dani Avdija, Kyle Kuzma, Thomas Bryant, Montrezl Harrell and Daniel Gafford will all be in contention for this period. These are all legitimate NBA players that the Wizards have invested considerable money, trade, or capital in. Each has played well enough in their careers – or been drafted enough – to be justified in believing they deserve big minutes for a team whose primary goal is to advance to the playoffs.

With everything the Wizards invested in their backcourt as well – and the success they had playing small last season – there won’t be enough frontcourt minutes for everyone. Like the previous teams on this list, it will take time to find the right roster combinations to be successful, but it will be a tough needle to thread for first-year coach Wes Unseld Jr.

The opinions on this page do not necessarily reflect those of the NBA or its clubs.

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Mahana Therapeutics Secures $ 61 Million Series B Funding to Support Commercialization and Further Development of Digital Therapeutics http://slychi.com/mahana-therapeutics-secures-61-million-series-b-funding-to-support-commercialization-and-further-development-of-digital-therapeutics/ Wed, 11 Aug 2021 12:00:00 +0000 http://slychi.com/mahana-therapeutics-secures-61-million-series-b-funding-to-support-commercialization-and-further-development-of-digital-therapeutics/ Mahana will use funds to launch the first FDA-approved digital prescription therapy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and advance the pipeline of digital therapies for chronic disease JAZZ Venture Partners, Gurnet Point Capital, Main Street Advisors, KKCG and Lux ​​Capital contributed to the funding round Sophie Kornowski from Gurnet Point and Meghan Reynolds from JAZZ […]]]>
  • Mahana will use funds to launch the first FDA-approved digital prescription therapy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and advance the pipeline of digital therapies for chronic disease

  • JAZZ Venture Partners, Gurnet Point Capital, Main Street Advisors, KKCG and Lux ​​Capital contributed to the funding round

  • Sophie Kornowski from Gurnet Point and Meghan Reynolds from JAZZ join Mahana board

SAN FRANCISCO, August 11, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Mahana Therapeutics, a leading developer of digital prescription therapies designed to empower chronically ill patients, has completed Series B funding of $ 61 million. The company will use the funds to launch Mahana ™ IBS, an FDA-approved prescription digital therapy, and accelerate the development of several digital therapies for chronic disease.

JAZZ Venture Partners and Gurnet Point Capital led the funding with significant participation from new and existing investors, Main Street Advisors, KKCG and Lux ​​Capital. JAZZ and Lux ​​have led the company’s previous rounds. Through this investment, Mahana Therapeutics has raised a total of $ 81 million to develop and commercialize its digital therapy pipeline. Sophie Kornowski from Gurnet Point and Meghan Reynolds from JAZZ have joined the board of Mahana Therapeutics.

The company’s flagship product, Mahana IBS, has been shown to be effective in a clinical trial of 558 patients in people with irritable bowel syndrome. Patients using the Mahana IBS program experienced significant clinical improvement in the severity of IBS symptoms, including decreased abdominal pain, bloating, dysregulation of bowel function, and a negative impact on daily social activities.1 The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted De Novo clearance for the web version of Mahana IBS (formerly Parallel ™) in November 2020 and cleared the mobile app version in June 2021.

“We are grateful for the support of leading investors in digital health, technology and the life sciences who share our vision of giving patients affordable, accessible and effective digital tools to help patients manage their chronic diseases,” said said Steven Basta, Managing Director at Mahana Therapeutics. “We are fortunate at Mahana to have an amazing and dedicated team that is committed to serving patients with chronic illnesses. We sincerely thank the patients, clinicians and counselors who guide our development efforts and make our therapies possible. “

IBS is usually treated with pharmaceutical interventions, which have been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms. However, many patients are frustrated with the ongoing challenges in the treatment and management of their IBS and are unhappy with their current treatment.2 A recent review of therapies for IBS suggested that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be one of the most effective treatments available for the disease.3; However, most of the 35 million people diagnosed with IBS in the United States do not have access to licensed clinicians trained in CBT for gastrointestinal conditions and therefore were not able to receive CBT treatment until it became available. by Mahana IBS.

Mahana IBS is an FDA-approved, prescription-only digital therapy device indicated as a three-month treatment providing CBT to adults with IBS via a downloadable app available for iOS and Android phones and tablets. Mahana IBS helps patients learn to change their behaviors and thoughts in a way that helps them reduce the severity of symptoms. Mahana IBS can be used with other treatments for IBS.

“GPC is delighted to join this group of world-class investors with a proven track record in supporting life science and technology companies, as well as the impressive team assembled at Mahana, to support the development of digital therapies. breakthroughs in transforming the treatment paradigm for many health issues, ”said Sophie Kornowski, senior partner at Gurnet Point Capital. “In particular, I am greatly encouraged by the potential of Mahana IBS as a novel approach to help patients with IBS, a debilitating disease having a significant impact on the quality of life of patients. “

About Mahana Therapeutics

Mahana Therapeutics is a leading developer of effective prescription digital therapies designed to empower chronically ill patients to live fuller lives. The company’s first product, Mahana IBS, is the first digital therapy to receive FDA clearance for the treatment of IBS and provides cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to adults with IBS. More information is available at www.MahanaTx.com.

1 Everitt HA, Landau S, O’Reilly G et al. Evaluation of telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and web-delivered CBT versus usual treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (ACTIB): a multicenter randomized trial. Gut 2019; 0: 1-11. Doi: 10.1136 / gutjnl-2018-317805.
2 Drossman DA, Morris CA, Schneck S, et al. J Clin Gastroenterol. July 2009; 43 (6): 541-550.
3 Shah ED, Salwen-Deremer JK, Gibson PR et al. Pharmacological, dietary and psychological treatments for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation: cost-utility analysis. Practice of MDM policy. January 18, 2021; 6 (1): 2381468320978417. doi: 10.1177 / 2381468320978417. PMID: 33521290; PMCID: PMC7818007.

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The cancellation of the Jazz Fest could set the tone for other upcoming events http://slychi.com/the-cancellation-of-the-jazz-fest-could-set-the-tone-for-other-upcoming-events/ Mon, 09 Aug 2021 02:56:00 +0000 http://slychi.com/the-cancellation-of-the-jazz-fest-could-set-the-tone-for-other-upcoming-events/ BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) – About a month ago things started to improve, but now events like the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are being postponed again due to COVID concerns. Event organizers say they are moving the event to next spring due to “the ongoing public health emergency.” The sudden announcement strikes many […]]]>

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) – About a month ago things started to improve, but now events like the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are being postponed again due to COVID concerns.

Event organizers say they are moving the event to next spring due to “the ongoing public health emergency.” The sudden announcement strikes many people by surprise.

“The cancellation of the Jazz Fest is a huge wake-up call,” said Kelly Schultz, organizer of the Jazz Fest. “We need to vaccinate more people, so it’s disappointing. It’s a setback. “

RELATED: New Orleans Jazz Fest canceled again due to COVID-19

“I’m surprised this happened so quickly,” said Paul Arrigo, CEO of Visit Baton Rouge.

Arrigo said he was worried after learning that the Jambalaya Festival canceled its event last week for the same reason. A drop in attendance was somewhat expected but canceling completely was the last resort.

“The Jazz Fest worries me in the sense that it is an event of such magnitude and that it is so relatively distant. I hope the other events along the way by then, especially the Baton Rouge ones, I hope they continue, ”said Arrigo.

He also said that for now, events in Baton Rouge, such as “Live After Five”, are still to go as planned.

“Live After Five” will begin later in August and run through the fall season, ”Arrigo added.

While he remains optimistic about events in the capital, he won’t be surprised if others follow the lead of Jazz Fest throughout the week ahead.

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Washington Center for the Performing Arts announces 2021-2022 season http://slychi.com/washington-center-for-the-performing-arts-announces-2021-2022-season/ Fri, 06 Aug 2021 20:14:03 +0000 http://slychi.com/washington-center-for-the-performing-arts-announces-2021-2022-season/ Submitted by the Washington Center for the Performing Arts The Washington Center is thrilled to announce a new season with full audiences for the first time since March 2020. This diverse season showcases exceptional art as well as stories of humanity through the prism of the performing arts. The season includes several performances that were […]]]>

Submitted by the Washington Center for the Performing Arts

The Washington Center is thrilled to announce a new season with full audiences for the first time since March 2020. This diverse season showcases exceptional art as well as stories of humanity through the prism of the performing arts. The season includes several performances that were impacted by the pandemic and have been rescheduled, as well as brand new performances.

The opportunities begin with the world-renowned National Geographic Live: Mireya Mayor series, holiday shows featuring acoustic artists from multi-platinum album Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice, an evening with GRAMMY-winning singer Judy Collins, comedian American David Sedaris and our beloved Comedy Underground, Black Box Jazz and historic silent movie series accompanied by the Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ.

Executive Director Jill Barnes shares, “We are announcing our full season today and tickets will go on sale in waves. Customers can purchase tickets by calling the box office at (360) 753-8586, in person at the box office, or online at www.washingtoncenter.org. “We are currently in the process of rebuilding our box office staff and our marketing department,” said Barnes. “Selling tickets in waves is the best way to navigate internally right now and provide the best possible customer service to our customers. We keep asking for patience and understanding.

FRIENDS of the Center and subscribers for the 19-20 season will have early access to the purchase of tickets as soon as they go on sale. Additional performances may be added as artists establish tour schedules after the pandemic. Barnes shares, “There are a lot of moving parts in our industry right now,” says Barnes, “and the Washington Center is ready to adapt and provide as many opportunities as possible for the region. “

The reopening of the Center at full capacity is a true testament to the emotional power of the arts. As part of the Washington Center fundraising campaign announced in July, customers will have the opportunity to experience an all-new state-of-the-art lighting system, complementing updates to all of our behind-the-scenes equipment, including including audio, video, rigging and curtains. . To learn more about the campaign, visit the Washington Center website.

Ticket information:

  • The counters are open Tuesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • For questions about ticketing or for more information on upcoming events, please visit washingtoncenter.org or call the box office at 360-753-8586.

Shows 2021-2022

A full list of events for the 21-22 season is also available online.

Performance

Dated

Time

Date of public sale *

National Geographic Live: Pink Boots and a Machete: Mireya Mayor

Thu, 16-Sep-21

7:30 p.m.

ON SALE NOW

Silent film series: “The silent kings of comedy”

sun, 26-Sep-21

2:00 p.m.

8/13/2021

WILCO | ODE TO JOY TOUR

Sat, 9-Oct-21

7:30 p.m.

EXHAUSTED
Waiting list available

Black Box Jazz Kareem Kandi

fri, 15-oct-21

20:00

ON SALE NOW

Bayou Boogie
Starring BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet and Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

fri, 29-oct-21

7:30 p.m.

ON SALE NOW

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

fri, 12-nov-21

7:30 p.m.

08/20/2021

The Nutcracker Hip Hop

Mon, 15-Nov-21

7:30 p.m.

8/13/2021

Seattle International Comedy Competition

Thu, 18-Nov-21

7:30 p.m.

08/20/2021

Windham Hill Winter Solstice

wed, 1-dec-21

7:30 p.m.

08/27/2021

God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: A Christmas Special

Fri, 3-Dec-21

7:30 p.m.

08/27/2021

International Guitar Night XXII

Tue, 18-Jan-22

7:30 p.m.

3/9/2021

Underground comedy

Thu, 20-Jan-22

7:30 p.m.

08/20/2021

Black Box Jazz Ann Reynolds and Clave Gringa

fri, 21-jan-22

20:00

8/13/2021

Pink Martini

Mon, 24-Jan-22

7:30 p.m.

ON SALE NOW

Mik Nawooj set

Thu, 3-Feb-22

7:30 p.m.

3/9/2021

Black Box Jazz Max Hatt / Glass Edda

fri, 11-feb-22

20:00

8/13/2021

The Daily Show’s Writers’ Comedy Tour

Sat, 12-Feb-22

7:30 p.m.

3/9/2021

Underground comedy

Thu, 17-Feb-22

7:30 p.m.

08/20/2021

An evening with Judy Collins

Fri, 25-Feb-22

7:30 p.m.

08/27/2021

Laughter ladies

fri, 11-mar-22

7:30 p.m.

3/9/2021

Silent Film Series: Buster Keaton: A Collection of Short Films

sun, 13-mar-22

2:00 p.m.

8/13/2021

Bessie, Billie and Nina – Women Jazz Pioneers

Tue, 15-Mar-22

7:30 p.m.

3/9/2021

Underground comedy

Thu 24-Mar-22

7:30 p.m.

08/20/2021

This golden girls show! – a puppet parody

fri, 25-mar-22

7:30 p.m.

3/9/2021

Koresh Dance Company

16-Apr-22

7:30 p.m.

ON SALE NOW

Underground comedy

Thu, 21-Apr-22

7:30 p.m.

08/20/2021

Black Box Jazz Duende Libre Trio

fri, 22-apr-22

20:00

8/13/2021

An evening with David Sedaris

Tue, 10-May-22

7:30 p.m.

08/27/2021

The Salon du Center

Fri, 13-May-22

7:30 p.m.

ON SALE NOW
limited places available

“Don’t worry, pianist! “

Sat 21-May-22

7:30 p.m.

ON SALE NOW

Limited places available

Temptations

Thu 9-Jun-22

7:30 p.m.

ON SALE NOW

Underground comedy

Thu 23-Jun-22

7:30 p.m.

08/20/2021

* FRIENDS of the Center and 19-20 season subscribers will have early access, usually 1 to 3 days

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit performing arts venue whose mission is to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community.

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Looking for more retail space in Detroit? Here are 5 new additions to the retail scene http://slychi.com/looking-for-more-retail-space-in-detroit-here-are-5-new-additions-to-the-retail-scene/ Wed, 04 Aug 2021 11:57:01 +0000 http://slychi.com/looking-for-more-retail-space-in-detroit-here-are-5-new-additions-to-the-retail-scene/ Retailing in Detroit is growing, reaching all areas of the city. This makes it easier for Detroit residents to access quality goods and services without having to leave the city, and in some cases even the neighborhood. Here is an organized list of new and emerging businesses, or new in the city, now located in […]]]>

Retailing in Detroit is growing, reaching all areas of the city. This makes it easier for Detroit residents to access quality goods and services without having to leave the city, and in some cases even the neighborhood. Here is an organized list of new and emerging businesses, or new in the city, now located in the city of Detroit.

CREAM BRLÉE

Creme brulee is brand new to the Detroit salon scene, having held their grand opening on July 8 of this year. This salon is a leading multicultural salon that seeks to meet diverse and inclusive clients by providing services to all hair types or needs. Katrina Wilson, owner of Crème Brûlée, worked in cosmetology when she was 13 and got her license at 16. She is now happy to work with residents of Detroit from all walks of life and to provide quality services in the city of Detroit.

Location: 6406 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

XHIBITION

Although Exposure has yet to open its doors to the public, the luxury streetwear retailer is more than excited to do so in the fall, marking its third retail location. The first Xhibition store opened in Cleveland, Ohio in 2014, and has since gained respect not only in the Midwest but around the world. The store will be located in the Capital Park neighborhood and will feature clothing, footwear and home items for men and women, all created by uniquely selected designers.

Location: Not yet published

CLOTHES

Equipment is a retail space, creative collective and event production company that fosters social and cultural intentionality through the eyes of creatives. The Apparallel platform seeks to empower the LGBTQ + community as well as individuals and BIPOC professionals in the city and is committed to the environment and innovation. Amber Chene, along with her business partner Rome Italy, is an artist who has worked in fashion, music, performance and modeling. Now proud of Detroit, Chene is thrilled to present Apparallel’s pop-up boutique style boutique, which will feature handbags, accessories and vintage clothing.

Location: 1301 Broadway Detroit MI 48226

VINTAGE OLD SOUL

Business owner Mary Capiccchioni started Old Soul Vintage in San Diego in 2014. Over the years, Capicchioni has refined the style of the boutique and brought it to Midtown Detroit. Keeping unique items and a collective effort in mind, Old Soul Vintage sells vintage clothing and accessories and is looking to welcome other local retailers to the space as well. The Old Soul Vintage brick and mortar store opened in February of this year.

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Location: 3627 B Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

SPOT LITE DETROIT

Spot Lite’s The owners, husband-and-wife duo Roula David and Jesse Corey, have succeeded in creating a catch-all community and music hub in Detroit’s Eastside. From the record store to the art gallery, from the bar and cafe to the concert hall, the vibe of Spot Lite is impeccable and a must-have for those involved or interested in the Detroit music scene. Spot Lite’s music collection enjoys playing local sounds, mostly specialized in jazz, R&B, soul, and house.

Location: 2905 Beaufait St., Detroit

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Bluesfest, Falls, WOMADelaide, among 30 festivals sharing RISE’s $ 40 million pool http://slychi.com/bluesfest-falls-womadelaide-among-30-festivals-sharing-rises-40-million-pool/ Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:50:00 +0000 http://slychi.com/bluesfest-falls-womadelaide-among-30-festivals-sharing-rises-40-million-pool/ Music festivals were the main beneficiaries of Round 4 of the federal government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) fund. Of the total of 82 organizations of various art forms sharing $ 40 million, 30 were festivals, representing $ 21.3 million from the pool. NSW leads with 11 and Bluesfest Byron Bay the biggest […]]]>

Music festivals were the main beneficiaries of Round 4 of the federal government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) fund.

Of the total of 82 organizations of various art forms sharing $ 40 million, 30 were festivals, representing $ 21.3 million from the pool.

NSW leads with 11 and Bluesfest Byron Bay the biggest winner with an injection of $ 2.4 million.

The funding also ensured the continuation of national concert tours and the introduction of new live initiatives.

Paul Fletcher, minister of communications, urban infrastructure, cities and the arts, said the demand for funding from RISE has been significant since it opened last year.

“The latest funding will be allocated immediately to create more than 56,000 job opportunities across the country,” he said.

“RISE has played a pivotal role in supporting venues and events in Australia during an unprecedented period of widespread pandemic disruption. “

Until July alone, festivals canceled or rescheduled included Gympie Muster (although a mini release for August is announced this week), For The Love and Tropic Sounds in Queensland, Victoria’s Paradigm (hours before the doors open. ) and Lost Lands, and South Illuminate and Guitar Festival of Australia.

The Bluesfest warned in a Facebook post last week that given the latest developments in New South Wales, it could possibly be postponed from October 2021. A decision will be made “in the coming weeks.” The speculation is that he is looking at April 2022.

This week, Bluesfest released a report detailing the economic devastation it suffered as a result of the festival being canceled at the last minute earlier this year.

These are the festival / tour recipients. provide jobs for musicians, venues, reception and technical staff.

ACT

National folk festival: $ 900,000 for a version redesigned in its 30e year in Canberra.

New South Wales

Bluesfest 2021: $ 2.4 million for the all-Australian edition October 1-4.

Music by Chugg: $ 600,000 for a new tour of the festival Press the music, with an emphasis on regional ones.

Sydney Improvised Music Association: $ 207,600 to set up the NSW Regional Touring Network for Contemporary Music.

Moshcam: $ 360,000 to leverage its global video streaming platform, showcasing Australian acts filmed over the past two years to the world.

CiCADA International: $ 150,000 for an Australian Women in Music concert series.

Beautiful visits: $ 406,195 for a new A More Perfect Union festival, organized by Gang Of Youths.

Lost paradise: $ 496,473 to revive the sold-out event in the Glenworth Valley region.

Peter Noble from Bluesfest

Sound West: $ 375,000 for a new five-day digital and digital music and technology festival in West Sydney.

Bollywood merchants: $ 497,250 for his production of concerts by The celebration of swing swing music from early 1930s American big bands.

I love police tours: $ 90,000, for the Americana Out On The Weekend at Seaworks, Williamstown, to support culture, tourism and the local economy.

Empire Touring Festival Series: $ 1.5 million for the staging Wild flowers, spring and Sunset sounds in more than 20 destinations in Australia.

TEG live: $ 900,000, on tour TO KISS and Keith Urbain as part of its summer series.

Pride in the park: $ 397,328 for the new national outdoor LGBTQIA + music and art festival.

Places of the century: $ 674,800 to stage Sydney Guitar Festival and Weekly metro musical program.

Queensland

Sound Australia (Qld): $ 625,350 for Savannah in the round in the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region and plans to become the Country Music Capital.

Vast there: $ 150,000 for The low, a three-day immersive multi-arts festival experience in Mary Valley in November 2021 and 2022.

Ash sounds: $ 1.47 million for the staging Music of the falls and arts in three states in 2021/22.

Nine lives: $ 74,163 which will take place in Meanjin / Brisbane presented by Jet Black Cat Music.

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WOMADelaïde: $ 1.2 million for his 30e anniversary with 600 acts.

Adelaide Fringe: $ 1 million for the 2022 edition.

Victoria

There is a free lunch: $ 889,599 for Good things 2021.

The Archie Roach Foundation: $ 400,000 for its inaugural stage at Port Fairy Folk 2022, organized by Roach and his local community of Gunditjmara.

TEG Dainty: $ 750,000, for Guns N ‘Roses tower.

Roald Dahl and The Imagination Seekers: $ 178,637 to reactivate their tour.

MMF Pty Ltd: $ 651,000, to be reactivated Meredith and Golden plains to celebrate the 30th and 15th birthdays.

A world of entertainment: $ 1 million for the Under The Southern Stars National Tour.

Wangaratta Jazz Festival: $ 121,421.

Red Hill Entertainment: $ 557,500 to restart UNIFIER gathering 2022 at Tarwin Lower.

PSV companies (Australia): $ 500,000 for Ultra Music Week – Australia, workshops and collaborations of Australian and Asia / Pacific artists, and EDM ULTRA Melbourne Festival.

Seventh tip: $ 274,576 for the Melbourne site The tote Rocks 40.

The Hills Are Alive group: $ 178,200 to restart NYE on the hill 2021 in Gippsland.

Australian National Academy of Music: $ 73,700 for a series of weekend concerts.

Live Nation Australasia: $ 1 million “for a national tour to celebrate the anniversary of an iconic group in 2022”.

Wild lands: $ 459,160 to expand the Queensland Contemporary Youth Festival to a multi-city multi-day event.

Party X: Million dollar tour through Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Washington

Perth International Jazz Festival: $ 612,813 for 2021 and 2022 via metro sites and to expand into regional areas.

Wave Rock Weekend: $ 350,000 for editions 16 (2021) and 17 (2022) in Hyden.

Original fields: $ 672,556, to present its NYE ​​festival as a three-day event.

Factory Summer Festival: $ 800,000 for a redesigned race.

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Saxophonist Christopher McBride embraces the full experience of African-American music http://slychi.com/saxophonist-christopher-mcbride-embraces-the-full-experience-of-african-american-music/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:04:00 +0000 http://slychi.com/saxophonist-christopher-mcbride-embraces-the-full-experience-of-african-american-music/ When saxophonist Christopher McBride and his band “The Whole Proof” perform Jazz UpFront in Bloomington on Saturday night, McBride said they would bring “the whole African American experience with them.” McBride is originally from Chicago and now lives in New York City. He spoke with Jon Norton of WGLT about life in the Jazz Capital […]]]>

When saxophonist Christopher McBride and his band “The Whole Proof” perform Jazz UpFront in Bloomington on Saturday night, McBride said they would bring “the whole African American experience with them.”

McBride is originally from Chicago and now lives in New York City. He spoke with Jon Norton of WGLT about life in the Jazz Capital of the World, how Miles Davis has changed his life, and his relationship with the word “jazz”.

WGLT: You moved from Chicago to New York City just under 10 years ago to pursue a master’s degree. Now that you are immersed in the music scene of what is considered the “Jazz Capital of the World”, has Chicago ever left you?

McBride: I think one of the reasons my music and my playing attracts people is that I want to stay original about who I am. I want I want to keep my original voice. You know Chicago was a big part of my plan, and my professionalism the way I got there. When I watch the musicians and they don’t play along with the music on the booth, it’s because the bands we played with in Chicago were trying to rehearse and make sure we got to know the music inside and out. . So Chicago is a big part of who I am.

When you come to Bloomington to play Jazz UpFront, you are very forthright about the music you play with your band, Christopher McBride, and Whole Proof. You say: “it’s a jazz experience that explores the African-American landscape”. And it sounds like you’re talking about R&B, soul, and even hip hop. Why is it important that you incorporate this sound or this sensitivity into your music?

I grew up with these sounds in Chicago. My mom and dad didn’t listen to jazz until I started doing and playing. My father grew up in Honduras and Roatán in Central America. My mom grew up in Gary, Indiana, and wasn’t there much. When I went up in the house, I listened to Earth, Wind and Fire, I listened to Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs, Stevie Wonder… all these different R&B and reggae influences, because that’s what my dad and my mom was listening. And then at 10, you know, my brother put me on Biggie and Nas, and then I became a real big fan of hip-hop.

So when I first started writing music I always wanted to stick with some of those sounds. If you listen to my music, it’s inherently swing. But you can also hear these other influences in the music and in my sound, and I’m not straying from that. And I think people like it… the authenticity of this music.

When you hear the idea of ​​hip hop and jazz combined. Some people think of some of the artists who took the catalog of Blue Note Records (jazz) and turned it into hip-hop music. And then there are people like Robert Glasper, especially this Black Radio album, who incorporated hip hop into their jazz with singers like Erykah Badu, Bilal. When you recognize that hip-hop is part of your sensibility, is that where you are heading?

Hip-hop is so ingrained in my musical identity that this influence will be expressed anyway. I mean, if you’re really studying the history of music… anyone who listens to this… I encourage you to… look at how jazz was brought up, why Bebop was invented. Because it was a counter act in the swing age, and people felt like black voices weren’t heard. Hip-hop started out the same way. If you listen to old lyrics by hip-hop artists, it’s just about describing the conditions around them. They are not saying anything that is not happening in their communities. And it was a way for them to express what they felt they weren’t heard. Hip-hop and jazz have such a lineage as an artist. I was born in the 80s, I grew up in the 90s. That sound incorporated into the sound I know from jazz. Those words were going to clash one way or another. And like I said, not all songs are like that. Some songs I want to have that straightforward feel, and it’s going to stay that way.

You said that when you were a kid, Miles Davis’ album “Kind of Blue” was something that really changed you… really made an impact on you. What really changed you about “Kind of Blue”?

Funny how I look at this album as an adult now. When people make music… when you think about things that are happening on the radio… normally you hear “happy music” on pop stations or “my girlfriend left me”, right? not ? Sad music, right? It is very to the point, that people appreciate this relatability.

I have the impression that jazz touches on the subtleties of emotion. I’ve always liked it in music. And you know, jazz is all about melancholy or anxiety. These subtleties of emotion that must be delved a little more. When I heard “Kind of Blue,” of course the acting was amazing. That’s what happens when you form one of the best bands in the history of music. But I really felt like it was the emotions it made me feel… it was like I said, it wasn’t happiness. It wasn’t sadness. It’s these subtle emotions that I never really dealt with as a kid, and I was like, man, if music makes you feel that way, that’s something I wanna do.

I want to ask you about the word “jazz” and the connotation it can still have. Miles once said to his record company something like, “If you can’t sell me like jazz, stop calling me jazz” or “stop calling my albums jazz”. You incorporate all of these different sounds or sensitivities into your music. Are you a jazz musician? Are you a musician How do you see the word “jazz” associated with you and what do you do?

This is an excellent question. For me, personally, I always turn to the ancestors of this music and what they say. You know, Duke Ellington had a problem with the word jazz, Charles Mingus had a problem with the word. All of these featured artists had problems with the word jazz after a while. And that’s because of the connotation of jazz.

Jazz was based on, you know, JAZZ changed from JASS. And they would describe jazz as such when they talked about black people dancing in swing clubs. It’s like all that jazz music that was out there before Benny Goodman started playing, and then jazz got popular in white America. Once that happened, that’s when the Bebop became popular as a counter act to whites by embracing that music that blacks had created but, of course, embracing the side. White. So there is a lot of history in this word. And when people think of the word is, it puts a certain stigma on the music.

So in regards to your question, I would say, for me, when it comes to my heritage, I want to be known as a musician, not just a jazz musician… a great musician in general. I play other projects besides jazz music. A lot of people in my circles have looked at what the great trumpeter Nicholas Payton calls “American black music,” because of the sad reasons I just mentioned, plus a few more. But I feel like that word puts you in a box. And sometimes I’ll just say I’m an instrumentalist. I play instrumental music. Because, to me, that’s all the music people hear when they come to listen to my shows. They enjoy the music anyway. A striking difference between New York and Chicago, for me, is that in Chicago, I bounced off many different gigs. You know, very early on, I was playing a jazz concert in a jazz club, I was playing gospel concerts at church… I was doing a hip-hop concert, I was on tour with a rock band in New York. When I set foot in three jazz clubs, I was a jazz musician. Not that it’s bad… I like jazz. And I can swing with the best of them. And this is not to criticize swing music at all, as I play in a variety of swing groups. But that’s all said and done, I want to make sure I also have these other credits of what I’ve done in my musical life on my resume. I guess for me the term musician is better than jazz musician.

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