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SteelGuitarJazz - Free Ringtones for your Cellphone!

Hey folks, I've just come across this great website that is totally free and has an amazing number of songs from all kinds of artists available as free ringtone downloads for your cell phone. And best of all... (drumroll please).... They have the ENTIRE Buddie Emmons "STEEL GUITAR JAZZ" album available as ringtones! Yes, snippets of every song on the album are available for FREE as a ringtone for your cell. Right now I have his solo from "Any Time" as my ringtone. Hah! This is great. To get yours, go HERE: http://tonzr.com/Buddie-Emmons/Steel-Guitar-Jazz.html

(By the way, they also have Lloyd Green, Speedy West, and several others steelers available).

ISGC Jazz Room, Sep 5, 2009

This just in from Jim Stahlhut, organizer (and guitarist) of the Jazz Room at the annual International Steel Guitar Convention in St. Louis:

I have the schedule for the Jazz Room. This is subject to change but I think it won't.

Saturday September 5, 2009

Jim Cohen 10:00am to 10:30am
Glenn Taylor 10:40am to 11:10am
Russ Wever 11:20am to 11:50am
David Wright 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Doug Jernigan 12:40pm to 1:10pm
Dave Easley 1:20pm to 1:50pm

The rhythm section will be Jim Stahlhut on guitar, Bob DeBoo on acoustic bass and Kyle Honeycutt on the drums.

Scotty is not sure yet which room it will be in. Possibly the Jefferson room or another large room.  It's going to be another fun jazzin' time!!

Rick Schmidt to Play Jazz Show in Solana Beach, CA, 8/13/09

This just in from jazz steeler, Rick Schmidt in CA:

Hey everybody...I just wanted to get the word out that I'll doing an all JAZZ STEEL GUITAR concert in Solana Beach CA. for the "SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE COVE" series on Thursday, AUG. 13th, 6:00– 8:00 p.m. at Fletcher Cove Park, 140 South Sierra Ave, Solana Beach.

I'll be playing with my friends, guitarist Tyler Hardwick, upright bass player Thomas Yearsley (of "The Paladins" fame), and drummer Austin Sorich. Well be playing songs by Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Duke Ellington, Django, and many other jazz classics.

Jazz Room at ISGC, Aug 30, 2008! - July 16, 2008

This year the Jazz Room at the International Steel Guitar Convention, at the Millenium Hotel, in St. Louis, will be held in the Jefferson Rooms again Saturday August 30th from 10 am to about 1:45 pm. So far the confirmed players are Dave Easley (what a big hit he was last year), Brian Ercek, Russ Wever and Maurice "Reece" Anderson, and SteelGuitarJazz.com webmaster Jim Cohen.

Once again there will be a killer rhythm section consisting of Kyle Honeycutt drums, Bob DeBoo acoustic bass, and Jim Stahlhut on guitar. The 'Jazz Room' is becoming a very popular feature of the ISGC and the room is likely to be packed again this year. So come on over and hear some great jazz on your favorite instrument.

Special ALL-JAZZ SHOW on SteelRadio.com! - November 28, 2007

Be sure to tune in to SteelRadio.com for the "Don Curtis Show", 8:00pm Central Time, Wednesday, November 28th for a very special “Steel Guitar Jazz Show”. This is one show the Jazz Fans should not miss.

This month we will feature a ‘live’ telephone co-host, SteelGuitarJazz.com's own Jim “Jimbeaux” Cohen. Jim and Don will feature some of the greatest Jazz Steel recordings on the Planet, plus we’ll have one of our Country’s greatest female Jazz Vocalist, Ms. Valerie Tichacek in the studio with us.

We always monitor the Steel Guitar Forum so be sure to post your questions or comments on Bobby Lee’s Steel Guitar Forum (bb.steelguitarforum.com)
You can also E-Mail us at: thedoncurtisshow@charter.net
or simply use our Yahoo IM at: "livesteelradio"
The Studio Phone is: 314-256-9029

We hope to see you there!

SteelRadio.com All-Jazz Show! - November 28, 2007

Be sure to tune in to SteelRadio.com for the "Don Curtis Show", 8:00pm Central Time, Wednesday, November 28th for our very special “Steel Guitar Jazz Show”. This is one show the Jazz Fans should not miss.

This month we will feature a ‘live’ telephone co-host, SteelGuitarJazz.com's own Jim “Jimbeaux” Cohen. Jim and Don will feature some of the greatest Jazz Steel recordings on the Planet, plus we’ll have one of our Country’s greatest female Jazz Vocalist, Ms. Valerie Tichacek in the studio with us.

The Steel Guitar Forum will be monitored throughout the show, so be sure to post your questions or comments on Bobby Lee’s bb.SteelGuitarForum.com
You can E-Mail us during the show at: thedoncurtisshow@charter.net
or simply use our Yahoo IM at: "livesteelradio"
The Studio Phone is: 314-256-9029

We hope to see you there!

ALL-JAZZ Steel Show on Nov 28, Posted On: - November 25, 2007

Be sure to tune in to SteelRadio.com for the "Don Curtis Show", 8:00pm Central Time, Wednesday, November 28th for a very special “Steel Guitar Jazz Show”. This is one show the Jazz Fans should not miss.

This month we will feature a ‘live’ telephone co-host, SteelGuitarJazz.com's own Jim “Jimbeaux” Cohen. Jim and Don will feature some of the greatest Jazz Steel recordings on the Planet, plus we’ll have one of our Country’s greatest female Jazz Vocalist, Ms. Valerie Tichacek in the studio with us.

We always monitor the Steel Guitar Forum so be sure to post your questions or comments on Bobby Lee’s Steel Guitar Forum (bb.steelguitarforum.com)
You can also E-Mail us at: thedoncurtisshow@charter.net
or simply use our Yahoo IM at: "livesteelradio". The Studio Phone is: 314-256-9029

We hope to see you there!

The (Real) History of Bebop-Part I - November 5, 2007

While websurfing recently, I found this very interesting history of Bebop, written by someone who should know! I can't vouch for its veracity, but, hey, who cares? LOL!
History of Bebop!

Videos Added! - September 28, 2007

We've just added Videos of Steel Guitar Jazz! Click the link on the left and enjoy some of the best jazz players around. More to come including, in the future, some instructional video clips.
Check it out! :~D

Dave Easley Rebooked for 2008 Jazz Room - September 8, 2007

Jim Stahlhut has just announced that Dave Easley has been booked already for next year's ISGC Jazz Room. I'm sure anyone who heard him this year agrees that this is very good news indeed!

ISGC Jazz Room a Great Success! - September 1, 2007

I hope you had the chance to attend the 2nd Annual 'Jazz Room' at Scotty's International Steel Guitar Convention in St Louis over Labor Day. Or at least to listen to it, as it was broadcast in its entirety over Steelradio.com.

Jim Stahlhut did a splendid job of putting together a top-notch house band, including Bob DeBoo on upright bass, Kyle Hunnicutt on drums and Jim on guitar. Listeners were treated to sets by Maurice Anderson, Paul Franklin, Buzz Evans, Jim Cohen, Dave Easley, and Doug Jernigan. Dave Easley from New Orleans really set everyone on their ear with his very fresh approach to steel playing, passing through the Byrds classic, 'Eight Miles High' before finishing off with a killer rendition of Coltrane's 'Giant Steps'. Dave was surely the talk of the town that weekend and will hopefully be back for more next year.

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