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I just wanted to remind you that the new web site for www.AvALiveRadio.com has just launched this week and I’m encouraging all of you to check that you are still subscribed by going to the new page in your browser window and entering your email address in the subscribe box in the right hand side navigation of the home page.

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{Behind The Music}Dance Electronic Singer Songwriter Idzkan’s Passion for Inspiring People

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ARTIST BIO
Idzkan is an aspiring singer/songwriter from Johor Bahru Malaysia who is has a passion for His artistic vision is to connect to his audience with a mix of catchy hooks and a diverse experimental sound in the electronic pop dance genre.

His debut album “The Art of Love” will be out later this year with 11 year old executive producer, Dj Wizzy. Working on personal and collaborative albums over the past year, this creative team plans to focus on spreading positivity, self empowerment and fun to all of their fans.

Although Golf is a big part of this artists life, he made a decision to sacrifice the game to focus on an education and his music. Singing has always been his passion but he was missing that songwriting element to complete the dream. After being introduced to the world of producing music by his UK producer mate, he started to gain interest and inspiration.
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Jax Couture Home Shopping Milan Heger Musician Art Series Conversations with Ego

Jacqueline Jax features Seattle Artist Milan Heger’s Musician series Conversations with Ego Collection at special artist direct price.

Order your print on his web site and inquire about any available originals: http://www.hegerarchitecture.com/art-prints

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{JAX REPORT} Episode 1 :: Latest Update & What Inspires You?

Thanks for joining me this morning for the Jax Report where we share a cup of coffee and talk about things like new artists, branding and marketing tips, hot topics from our social media pages, and a little inspiration to start your day.

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{Artists Corner} In today’s world of hurdles, how do you keep the artist inside alive and inspired?

Jacqueline_jax_inspirationQuestion: In today’s world of hurdles, how do you keep the artist inside alive and inspired?

Inspiration is a fickle mistress. When she’s with you, all is good in the world. But when she disappears it can be frustrating and even scary at times. As a working artist, I have found myself uninspired many times. But when it prevents me from getting important things done, it can be a real issue. Over the years I’ve learned that it’s very important to know myself and discover what motivates me so I can keep my creative juices flowing.

What inspires you?
I’ve learned that my inspiration is driven by several things.
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{On The Town} host Jacqueline Jax at The Great Gatspy Party in Fort Lauderdale

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People from all over the world enjoying the annual Yachting Industry Party with this years theme, The Great Gatsby. Radio Host Jacqueline Jax was on the spot to cover the event.

Behind the Music : Singer Songwriter Héllena

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Born and raised in a small village in Greece, Héllena always felt the need to move to a big city and chase her musical dreams, which she did in 2005 by relocating to Athens where she took Piano and Modern singing lessons. In 2009 she started writing her own material. Héllena recorded her self titled EP in 2010 at Artemis studios. In late 2011 she decided to take a leap of faith and moved to the UK to work on her debut album with the MTV award winning Producer Stereo Mike. The first single borne out of the collaboration was “Don’t Change”. This set the scene for what’s about to come. Living in London for only a short time, Héllena made it into the top 20 on MTV Unsigned, gaining 3 Gold awards on BEAT100 for her song “Don’t Change”. Héllena had the privilege in March 2013 of performing alongside Stereo Mike at SXSW festival. Early 2014 saw Héllena reach the heights of no2 in the ReverbNation’s Soul/R’N’B charts for London. Héllena is now fast establishing a strong online fanbase as well as performing with her new band at live gigs. May 2014 sees the new single “Dream Big” from her forthcoming album “Body and Soul” being released. This Singer/Songwriter is being tipped for future success and keep your eyes peeled to this talented diverse artist. Héllena has come to the attention of the BBC with an appearance on BBC London 94,9 fm Simon Lederman show in early April 2014. –

AVA Live Radio Interview HellenaINTERVIEW:
Jax: You’ve had a recent name change from Helena Micy to Hellena. What promoted you to change your name?
Hellena: I changed my name for many different reasons but the most important ones are that most of the people were pronouncing “Micy” the wrong way and that now my name is more Hellenic…Greek

Jax: How are you adjusting your name change on social media, your web site and across all your previous advertising?
Hellena: It takes hard work to change your social networks and everything. For example I had to create a whole new Page on Facebook and lost the 2200 fans I managed to gather there in 2 years…so it’s not that fun..but it had to be done.

Jax: Do you feel that this will confuse your current fans?
Hellena: People need time to adjust to the new name now…but it’s not totally different from the one I had before so I guess everything will be as it’s supposed to be in few weeks time.

Jax: How do you feel that this change will benefit your career?
Hellena: I feel that I will benefit from the name change in the long run. It’s memorable, easy to pronounce, unique and it’s 100% me. It feels right…and when something feels right, I go with my guts.

JAX: What have you always wanted to do if your ever given the chance?
Hellena: Singing… and thankfully I’ve been given this chance already. 🙂

Jax: Would you consider yourself a spiritual person?
Hellena: I believe we’re all the same and that we should treat each other equally. I also try to surrender to the unknown…so hopefully I am a spiritual person.

Jax: Tell me a story about your song. Why you wrote it. Explain the meaning. What does it mean to you? Is it about someone?
Hellena: I think that nobody can find contentment and live a happy life without Dreaming. I love merging real life with imagination. It’s in my DNA. I am personally convinced that imagination and real life are somehow connected. Your thoughts become your reality.
I wrote “Dream Big” during a very difficult period in my life. I wasn’t able to dream at all during this time and I needed something to keep me going and keep me alive. My lyrics for “Dream Big” certainly did. They somehow saved me.

JAX: Do you believe that our journeys are routed by fate or are we predestined to live eternally by reincarnation learning as we move thru time and meeting up with the same souls continuously?
Hellena: I really don’t know. I just try to enjoy life as much as possible and go after my dreams. I really don’t think about next or past lives. I am more concerned about the “NOW”.

JAX: Have you every heard of the power of positive attraction? It is where we attract what ever we think of. If we want success, then we only think of only success. If we think of what we don’t want to happen, we can attract that too. What do you think about the concept? Have you used it in your journey? If so how and did it work?
Hellena: Yes I totally believe that. I’ve seen it happening countless times in my life so I try to think positive as much as possible and go with the flow which is not easy by the way since I am a control freak… hehehe

JAX: I know what you mean about losing inspiration for dreaming. I am a big dreamer, it let’s me create the world I share with others. Things can take my inspiration like people, sadness, exhaustion, burn out….. What happened to cause your block?
Hellena: Many things happened back then which I don’t want to remember since I am in a really good page of my life at the moment, but these things that happened to me…made me stronger and better..helped me evolve as an artist and as a human being too so I am thankful they happened to me in the end. 🙂

Jax: I was just recently answering an email to a reader who is feeling depressed and in a rut. She has lost her inspiration and her days have become a routine. Can you offer any ideas or advise for her?
Hellena: Sometimes when you’re depressed you cannot push things because they will only get worse. I think acceptance of the situation and belief that things will get better as they always do is the best option but I am not maybe the right person to ask. Hehe

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Behind The Music with Irish Singer Songwriter Justin J Grant

Behind the music Justin J Grant - Jacqueline JaxJustin J Grant is a singer/multi-instrumentalist from Newry, N.Ireland. He has been performing in public from the age of fifteen, formerly as the front man of a locally acclaimed six piece band and currently as a solo artist playing all over Ireland and the U.K. Justin is a prolific writer and has an extensive Catalogue of wonderful melody driven contemporary songs of which fourteen are presented on his debut album, “  Break The Wing  “

INTERVIEW

JAX: Where were you born and where have you been living for the past 10 years.
JUSTIN: I was born in Newry Co Down N. Ireland,  I got interested in music from an early age.  And then people told me I could sing I just thought I was making a funny noise,  So I ended up playing guitar and singing in bands.  In 2001 I had ideas about songs of my own so I bought a cheap ticket & headed for the bright lights of Belfast City.  And I am very grateful I have had the chance to enlighten a few peoples ear holes along the way with my music.


JAX: Why do you create music and what do you most love about it?
JUSTIN: Well I had nothing else to do,  I started out as a guitar player back then I had to sing well because nobody else wanted to sing my songs, And I had a natural talent for the guitar because my father was a musician he tought me how to play and I really liked the idea about that. My passion for song blossomed on the back of a love for an eclectic range of stars like The Mamas and Papas,  The Beatles, David Bowie, Tim Hardin, Glen Campbell, Hendrix, Cream, And I used to watch people playing on stage and thought wow hey one day that could be me and now it appears to be that way,  Weather people like it or not is neither here nor there.  So I just started writing more songs working with my then producer/ manager Andy Cowan Martin where we shuffled songs about,  From some scratchy beginnings we have ended up with what I think is a really great album of which I am very proud.


JAX: Do you play gigs, tour or primarily share your music online? And are there any challenges to what your doing?
JUSTIN: Last year I played live across Ireland and England and we have picked up radio play in Japan, Nashville, Spain, Holland, UK Ireland and number 10 in the UK Country charts. At the moment I am working on new material writing recording demos that sort of thing,   All I can do is put my music out there and hope people like it,  And if they don’t well I can always do a runner Hee Hee. Well the internet is taking over in a big so I am afraid to say I will have to let peter the carrier pigeon go,…But for the time being if any one wants to get a hold of my music then go to I tunes/ Amazon & just squirt Justin J Grant “Break the Wing”  into the web & I shall pop up.


JAX: Name 3 words that best describe you and tell me why.
JUSTIN: Happy Hoppy Floppy   Well because I am a happy kinda guy,  Hoppy because I cant sit down always on the go go me & floppy because I have long-lasting floppy disk hair.


JAX:  What’s the music scene like where you are? Best places to go to hear music?
JUSTIN: Ireland has always had a great music scene,  My best venues for original music would have to be the Spirit Store in Dundalk, Amplified Bar in Newry & The Black Box Belfast.

JAX: Tell me about your best music moment.
JUSTIN: My best music moment would have to be back in 2008 watching Glen Campbell perform  Wichita Lineman Live at the waterfront hall in Belfast,  tugs at my heart and soul every time.

Hey I have had a few great moments in my life and this is one of them,  Thanks for having me. I am humbled XO

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{Artist Spotlight} Take a Ride on a Musical Journey

“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” – Jimi Hendrix

“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.” – Ray Charles
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Join host Jacqueline Jax for New Music Monday featuring a mix of indie artists from around the world with special music guests, Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez. You will fall in love with this pair of indie artists reaching for their dreams as they release their first single together, “Slip Away”.

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Join host Jacqueline Jax with special musical guest Cassius K discussing Hip hop and his journey through music. You’ll enjoy meeting this genuine indie artist and all that he has to share. He’s building his music brand the right way… with emphasis on the fans!

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New Music Monday Rocks America with Ed Concepcion::
Join host Jacqueline Jax as she rocks America with singer songwriter metal rocker Ed Concepcion. Listen to his amazing journey through music working with different artists to signing his new deal to make his solo album.

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A.V.A Live Radio: Milan Heger Surviving in the Art Business

Listen in to the show Live at 1pm est today: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2014/01/10/ava-live-radio-milan-heger-surviving-in-the-art-business

Jax_Favorites_face0Join host Jacqueline Jax as she gets up close and personal with Seattle based architect, furniture designer, and Artist, Milan Heger. Before the 2009 economic recession, Milan Heger was thriving in business and creativity. As the housing market crashed, he found himself among the millions of people waking up at night worried about not only the future of his company but how he was going to provide for his family. In a statement released on September 7,2011 in Entrepreneur Magazine, Milan said, “The biggest pressure is the status of my mortgage and college payments. I felt not like a failure, but like a father who wasn’t doing what he was supposed to do. I’d sit in the car in the driveway and not want to get out. It’s hard and continues to be hard.”

Milan’s experience sheds light on the reality and challenges that every small business owner faces. That reality is that you have to brave great risk to obtain great rewards. Life challenges us at every corner but it’s the people who can pick themselves back up and continue on that defines the winners from the losers. Now were diving into  his story of strength, creativity and determination. And break down the business of Art. From inspiration to creation to marketing, listen to a real conversation on navigating the art world in today’s market place.

Milan Heger : “Discover who you are by discovering who you aren’t.”

His secret to discovering who you are:
1) Find time every day after your normal job to discover and experiment with things you may enjoy or be passionate about.

2) Set aside 1 day a week to pursue your dream or at least contemplate what you would like your life to be like.

3) Pursue what excites you most and find out how to turn it into a career.

Avoiding the Marketing Trap:
1) Don’t get busy and think that you don’t have to market your products.

2) Let the world know about your work using social media pages like twitter,  facebook and linkedin.

3) Arrange gallery showings and art fair exhibits to gain exposure.

4) Find magazines that are specializing in your products and send them a picture for your work with information to their new products department.

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Art Work by Milan Heger .
The black and white print is called “Walking on an Empty Box” and it symbolizes freedom…the kind where you can be yourself.

This piece got awarded by a juror in a national print competition.
 The red piece is called “Dunes on Fire” and it is an original work of art. That piece speaks about the guiding star that we should follow.
“Walking on an Empty Box” prints available for purchase on www.saatchionline.com/milanheger

 Also, you can see some of his pieces on www.patriciacamerongallery.com  (find artists, then Milan Heger)
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{A.V.A Live Radio After Show with Jacqueline Jax} Episode 4: Fear and Denial

Radio host Jacqueline Jax with production co-coordinator Galia on the A.V.A Live Radio After Show talking about finding youthful beauty & anti-aging. Valentine becomes a menace and Mom tried to spike my coffee. Join in our conversation as we prep for the upcoming shows. Milan Heger navigates the art world on Friday January 7 @ 1pm est. Life Talk with Tracy Timberlake on coping with denial and fear. With vintage style by Carolyn Roehm and Jax Couture. The fun never stops on A.V.A Live Radio.

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{A.V.A Live Radio After Show with Jacqueline Jax} Relationships and Pre-Production on Milan Hegers Show


Hang out with radio host Jacqueline Jax on the A.V.A Live Radio After Show. Seattle Artist Milan Heger skypes in, show producer Galia stops by for some “Life Talk” and Jacqueline introduces some new fashion and vintage finds. Laugh with us behind the scenes during pre-production of the show as Valentine gets jealous and Jacqueline talks about people and change. The fun never stops on A.V.A Live Radio.

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Milan_ava_live_radioArt Work by Milan Heger .
The black and white print is called “Walking on an Empty Box” and it symbolizes freedom…the kind where you can be yourself.
This piece got awarded by a juror in a national print competition.
 The red piece is called “Dunes on Fire” and it is an original work of art. That piece speaks about the guiding star that we should follow.

“Walking on an Empty Box” prints available for purchase on www.saatchionline.com/milanheger

 Also, you can see some of his pieces on www.patriciacamerongallery.com  (find artists, then Milan Heger)
Also see him on www.houzz.com
Milan Heger – HEGER ARCHITECTS
234 Dexter Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 898-6609

A.V.A Live Radio After Show with Jacqueline Jax: Travel, Fashion, Design, and Vintage Finds


Hang out with radio host Jacqueline Jax on the A.V.A Live Radio After Show.
Today’s Topics: Travel, Fashion, Design, Love, Relationships, Q &A, and Vintage Couture.

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Milan_ava_live_radioArt Work by Milan Heger .
The black and white print is called “Walking on an Empty Box” and it symbolizes freedom…the kind where you can be yourself.
This piece got awarded by a juror in a national print competition.
 The red piece is called “Dunes on Fire” and it is an original work of art. That piece speaks about the guiding star that we should follow.
“Walking on an Empty Box” prints available for purchase on www.saatchionline.com/milanheger

 Also, you can see some of his pieces on www.patriciacamerongallery.com  (find artists, then Milan Heger)
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Milan Heger – HEGER ARCHITECTS
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A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Artist Helena Micy

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Listen in live as host Jacqueline Jax speaks with UK artist Helena Micy.
Getting up close and personal with UK music artist Helena Micy..
What gets her hot, A leap of faith from Greece to the UK, and What it’s like to be flawed. Listen in now…

Music: Don’t Change, Leave Me Alone, and Listen.

GETTING TO KNOW HELENA MICY
1) What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Good question this one!
1) I’ve always been singing in English even when I didn’t speak any since I was born and raised in Greece.
2) I quit my two universities to study music and
3) I left my country after 25 years of living there, to come to the UK and chase my dreams. It’s Never too late and so far it’s going really good! 🙂
2) Name three words that best describe you and why?
1. Stubborn because I always do what I want without listening to what others advise me to do (it’s not a good thing by the way),
2. Very spontaneous. Most of the times I say and do what I feel which is not a good thing to have again and 3. Passionate! If I do something I really love, I give my heart, soul and life to it without thinking that the outcome might be a negative one.
 As you can see, I’m full of flaws. hehe
3) Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil.

4) Any backstage, pre-show rituals? How do you get “in the zone”?
H: I don’t really have any specific rituals but I’m giving a general pep talk to myself most of the times. Before a show I am always nervous because I want it to be perfect but nothing is perfect in life so I am saying to myself that I did the best I could to be prepared for this moment, that I am here to enjoy the show, give my all on stage and do my best, and most importantly to entertain the crowd in order for everybody to encounter a wonderful experience. 🙂 I guess now that I have my full band, we’ll maybe start doing pre show rituals all together. hehe

5) Have you collaborated with any other artists? Who have been your favorites to work with. OR who is on your wishlist? If you could collaborate with anyone in the industry right now, who would that be and why?
H: I collaborated with many wonderful artists from Greece so far such as Stereo Mike (MTV awarded rapper – producer) , Maxi Nil (VOA) and Johnny Zero (Elysion) but the collaboration with Stereo Mike was a big lesson for me because he has a very good knowledge on how things work in the music business so I learnt a lot from him. Our collaboration is an on going process for 3 years now. He did a feature on my EP 3 years ago, then I recorded vocals for his album, currently he is producing my debut album and recently became the bass player in my newly formed band too which is amazing.
I would love to collaborate with so many artists I respect but if I had to pick one, it would be Lacuna Coil because they are the first who inspired me in order to follow the music path and chase my dreams.
 
6) Indie or mainstream? As in would you like to remain an indie artist or is the goal to eventually break out into the mainstream music biz? why or why not?
H: hmmm this is a really good question but I really don’t know which way I will go in the future. I believe you can have a great career both ways but every situation has its pros and cons. I mean.. I am unsigned and indie for now and it’s great because I have 100% control over my career moves. Everyday I am learning something new about the music business and it’s really helpful for an artist to acquire the business know-how but the bad thing is I do not have the time I need to focus on writing music. On the other hand when you’re signed to a label, you don’t have the absolute freedom to do what you want with your music career but I am not against contracts with labels at all. If a good deal comes my way, I will grab the opportunity for sure. 🙂
 
7) If  you do have plans to release your music mainstream, why do you think its so hard for indie artists to break into the mainstream market?
H: Even when you’re signed to a label it’s still hard to break into the mainstream market as things are very competitive and you have to have the right team around you as well, plus you need a bit of luck too. As an Indie artist, most probably you do everything yourself or with the help of few people who most of the times will be friends or die hard fans. It’s very hard for an emerging artist to be creative and to have a business mind too and I think this is why most indie artists won’t do a mainstream breakthrough. Let’s face it. Music becomes a business when you do it professionally and with the help of the right businessmen/women around you, you can have great fame.
8) What is the single biggest compliment or piece of advice you have received from a fellow artist?
H: “Always work for the song. Let it take you where it wants to go.” – Stereo Mike on how to compose music.
 
9) If ever you decide to hang up the microphone/instruments what is the single most important thing you want people to remember about your artistry? what legacy do you want to leave?
H: I really want to inspire people with my story actually. I’m from a small town in Greece called Elassona where there was no music school around. English is not my native language, yet I write lyrics and sing in English. Greece doesn’t have an R’N’B/Soul music legacy at all so having said all that I would like to be remembered as an artist who defied all odds and did the best she could to achieve her dreams. I want to inspire people to achieve their dreams because I really believe you can achieve anything, if you believe in your own power and work hard enough.
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Prizes:
irigmic_main_image_450_2iRig Mic: is the first handheld, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed for all of your mobile sound needs. Now you can make professional audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iOS device. iRig Mic is ideal for the singer, vocalist and songwriter on the move, but also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances or other sound sources in the studio, on stage or in the field. The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector design. A three-level gain switch makes it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition — from soft speaking to loud playing. Its familiar form is perfect for handheld performance, plus it allows you to mount it on any mic stand leaving your device free for operating your favorite app. Its rugged metal body is road-ready for the mobile musician. iRig Mic also comes* with VocaLive FREE, IK’s new real time effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist, and AmpliTube FREE for guitar players and songwriters and iRig Recorder FREE, an IK app for quick audio recording and processing. iRig Mic also works with a wide variety of other vocal and audio processing apps for the iOS platform.
iklipstand+mini_main_image_450IKlip Stand: iKlip Stand is a new tabletop holder that raises your iPad above the desktop, positioning it for perfect access while using keyboards, mixers, controllers and other equipment. Tower over your gear with a tabletop holder that puts your iPad right where you need it. It elevates your iPad or iPad mini, making room for keyboards and other equipment below, and provides a more comfortable and ergonomic workspace when using your iPad at a desk. Originally developed for musicians to place their iPad above music keyboards, mixers, or other studio hardware, iKlip Stand also offers a wide range of applications for office, home and school. Designed for ideal weight balance, and constructed from rugged thermoplastic material, iKlip Stand provides a secure and flexible perch for the iPad. Two independent articulation points allow you to adjust both height and viewing angle, in either portrait or landscape mode, with a simple turn of the hand. The iKlip Stand naturally promotes good posture while composing, playing or working, by allowing you to dial in the perfect alignment and positioning for your task. This helps eliminate fatigue and strain, making you more productive for longer periods of time. Good posture = more production = fame and fortune. It’s that simple. Use your iPad with SampleTank for iPad and iRig MIDI to create the perfect mobile music creation workstation. For an even more sturdy stand, the iKlip Stand is available with a convenient “desk clamp” system for securing the stand to your desktop, providing a more stable, permanent solution. Whether reading, studying, checking email, surfing the web or composing your next big hit, iKlip Stand for iPad will help make the task easier and more enjoyable.

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A.V.A Live Radio Holiday Special

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Listen in live: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/12/01/ava-live-radio-holiday-special-1
Host Jacqueline Jax announces this years new 2014 theme song, Orange Avenue calls in with a Holiday greeting for the fans and the A.V.A live Radio community members share their favorite holiday songs with the listeners. Ik Multimedia starts their holiday giveaway.
Orange Avenue
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“Music can fill in the blanks more than words alone can”- Josh – Orange Avenue

Enter the giveaway now:
To celebrate our 3rd season of A.V.A Live Radio, we teamed up with IK Multimedia to giveaway gifts every week in December. All you have to do is join A.V.A Live Radio and IK Multimedia on facebook and twitter and leave A.V.A Live Radio a “I Love @AVALIVERADIO & @IKMULTIMEDIA”. Every week on the show we will be giving away prizes to our lucky winners selected at random.

Join these pages now:
www.facebook.com/ikmultimedia
www.facebook.com/avaliveradio
twitter.com/ikmultimedia
twitter.com/avaliveradio

Leave us a tweet : “I Love #AVALIVERADIO & #IKMULTIMEDIA”

Prizes:
irigmic_main_image_450_2iRig Mic: is the first handheld, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed for all of your mobile sound needs. Now you can make professional audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iOS device. iRig Mic is ideal for the singer, vocalist and songwriter on the move, but also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances or other sound sources in the studio, on stage or in the field. The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector design. A three-level gain switch makes it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition — from soft speaking to loud playing. Its familiar form is perfect for handheld performance, plus it allows you to mount it on any mic stand leaving your device free for operating your favorite app. Its rugged metal body is road-ready for the mobile musician. iRig Mic also comes* with VocaLive FREE, IK’s new real time effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist, and AmpliTube FREE for guitar players and songwriters and iRig Recorder FREE, an IK app for quick audio recording and processing. iRig Mic also works with a wide variety of other vocal and audio processing apps for the iOS platform.
iklipstand+mini_main_image_450IKlip Stand: iKlip Stand is a new tabletop holder that raises your iPad above the desktop, positioning it for perfect access while using keyboards, mixers, controllers and other equipment. Tower over your gear with a tabletop holder that puts your iPad right where you need it. It elevates your iPad or iPad mini, making room for keyboards and other equipment below, and provides a more comfortable and ergonomic workspace when using your iPad at a desk. Originally developed for musicians to place their iPad above music keyboards, mixers, or other studio hardware, iKlip Stand also offers a wide range of applications for office, home and school. Designed for ideal weight balance, and constructed from rugged thermoplastic material, iKlip Stand provides a secure and flexible perch for the iPad. Two independent articulation points allow you to adjust both height and viewing angle, in either portrait or landscape mode, with a simple turn of the hand. The iKlip Stand naturally promotes good posture while composing, playing or working, by allowing you to dial in the perfect alignment and positioning for your task. This helps eliminate fatigue and strain, making you more productive for longer periods of time. Good posture = more production = fame and fortune. It’s that simple. Use your iPad with SampleTank for iPad and iRig MIDI to create the perfect mobile music creation workstation. For an even more sturdy stand, the iKlip Stand is available with a convenient “desk clamp” system for securing the stand to your desktop, providing a more stable, permanent solution. Whether reading, studying, checking email, surfing the web or composing your next big hit, iKlip Stand for iPad will help make the task easier and more enjoyable.

A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music Donations

A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music

A.V.A Live Radio :: WHO WE ARE
I’m Jacqueline Jax, producer and host of A.V.A Live Radio, “The Voice of the New Music Generation.” www.AvALiveRadio.com
is an indie radio station solely dedicated to helping the struggling independent artists in a new and innovative way. Our station not only provides new artists with a platform to tell their story, we get their music heard by finding just the right people to get the music in front of. From movies to management, we don’t only play the best independent artists from around the world, we are working hard behind the scenes to get their music heard by industry professionals who are already searching for movie sound tracks, indie artist tours, commercials, events, and recording contracts. In addition, A.V.A Live Radio also provides a mentoring program where artists give back to other artists, educational resources on the music industry as well as personal and business branding from industry professionals in our community to those who need help thru our Game Changers Series interviews. We are committed to staying a 100% Commercial FREE Radio station, free from censorship just like the independent artists we support.
ARTIST MENTORING PROGRAM
Something that you may not be aware of is our mentoring program that happens behind the scenes. Every artist who submits music for airplay is reviewed and evaluated by knowledgeable music industry professionals for recording quality, vocal ability and creative originality. If an artist isn’t ready to go live, we provide them with an experienced mentor to help them with guidance. The amazing people who mentor for A.V.A Live Radio are all talented artists and music industry professionals happy to give back to our music community because they believe in our vision and know how important this step is to a new artist.
A PLACE TO GROW
Artists need encouragement, knowledge, experience, and a place to grow. A place with no boundaries, no limitations, a place where they feel comfortable being themselves. As an artist myself, I have looked to surround myself with supportive people and consider myself very lucky to be a part if this amazing community that has gathered around the A.V.A. As the host of this amazing show, I have had the ability to see first hand what this station has brought to new artists over the three years we have been working towards this vision and I know that we make a difference in people’s lives and I believe that this station has the capabilities to help people all over the world on levels of education, inspiration, creativity, culture, and community. I am so excited to see you all become a part of our A.V.A Live Radio Team.
RISKS AND CHALLENGES
Producing a weekly completely uncensored independent show is not easy. With your generous donations, we have been doing it successfully for 3 solid seasons and we are currently setting a goal to triple our programming. That means we will be opening up more live show slots to interview amazing people like yourself live on syndicated radio. All we need is a donation from you. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our show or joining our exclusive list of creative and talented featured guests, now’s your chance to do it up in style and really make a difference!
OUR COMMUNITY
Our active community of creative people from all around the world is expanding every day but keeping all these amazing free services going takes equipment and resources. Now that we have perfected our process, it’s time to ask for your help. As this is about to be our 4th year anniversary, I’m asking for you to join me in our quest to make a difference with a small donation listed below.
This is an amazing cause and as you know we are dedicated to encouraging and supporting YOUR Dreams and Aspirations. The A.V.A is behind you all the way!!! Thank you for supporting us.

DONATE NOW : Here

All donations are appreciated. You can choose to remain anonymous to our other members or be honored with one of our featured Sponsor gifts below. Our sponsor gifts are specially selected to feature your talent and business in the best possible way with the most exposure on our network.

SPONSOR GIFTS
$25: A 25 second “Shout Out” on our show. You can send us a message or we can read it for you on our next show. Use this “Shout Out” to announce your business, news, event or even a personal message to your friends. You can even get creative and record you own and we will play it for you on our show.

$35: Become a Music Member: For your donation you’ll receive a featured artist interview article with Q & A section posted on our web site including pictures, links to your web and social media pages, and 1 video link, 1  soundcloud link to your music, and a spotify player if your music is available. This package also includes: press package distribution. This is perfect for the music artist who wants to get their music in front of venues, management, labels, movie industry professionals, and other important industry professionals who can help take your career to the next level. One of our consultants will work with you on fine tuning your press package and once refined, we will personally present it to our huge network of industry professionals we have connected with all over the world. These people are actively seeking new talent for all kinds of projects and this is your ticket to connect with them through our program. We want to become an intricate part of your team and have designed this system to help you succeed. (See sample)

$50: Go Silver for more visibility!! : this package includes all of the previous packages plus++ :: 2- 25 second “Shout Outs”  on our show to announce your business, news, event or even a personal message to your friends. You can even get creative and record you own and we will play it for you + a banner add for 3 months on our website linking back to your page + A featured artist interview article including a page on our web site with pictures, links to your web and social media pages, and 2 video links or 2 soundcloud links to your music. (See sample)

$100: Go Gold! this package includes all of the previous packages plus+++ ::4 -25 second “Shout Out” on our show to announce your business, news, event or even a personal message to your friends. You can even get creative and record you own and we will play it for you + rotating banner adds for 6 months on our website linking back to your page + a featured artist interview article including a page on our web site with pictures, links to your web and social media pages, and up to 3 video links or a soundcloud player with links to buy your music. (See sample)

$200: Go Platinum! You will receive all the items from all of our packages + in addition be listed on 4 featured episodes as an official sponsor of our show and have your banner adds on our main web site running for 12 months. We also work hard at building your social media pages with our community members and involve you in our “Links to Love” posts. (See sample: http://wp.me/p1Fv4O-1YS) Also included in this package is a live radio broadcast interview about you and a featured article about you and your business. (See samples) and (Game Changer: business sample)

These donation packaged are only good on donations received between August 1st- October 1st, 2014.

Special thanks to all the Artists for supporting our station and congratulations to Orange Avenue for being selected as our pick for this years 2014 theme song.
Orange AvenueORANGE AVENUE : “ONE SHOT”
The New A.V.A Live Radio theme song for 2014
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Shout Out from A.V.A Live Radio

The A.V.A Live Radio community is buzzing with awesome news this week. Here’s what’s been going on…

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Congratulation to Carol Whitaker, Author of the forthcoming book, Ridiculously Happy! The Secret to Manifesting the Life & Body of Your Dreams. Her recent TV interview on morning show, “Good Things Utah” was such a huge success they asked her to be a monthly guest expert and highlight each chapter of her book.
Checkout the interview on her website at www.CarolWhitaker.com
Best of luck for a successful book launch December 2nd!

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After footage of their first performance caught the attention of Proctor and Gamble, Fernando Tarango and the Wickersham Bros. were featured in the new Old Spice commercial singing their original song, Just Sing. The newest sparkle in the once rusty town of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the band has made a name for themselves amongst the city’s new wave of creative entrepreneurs – performing on steam engines, street corners and in samba lines. Fronted by classically trained vocalist and actor, Fernando Tarango, the Wickersham Bros. are comprised of professional independent musicians from the blossoming creative scene in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Listen to the New Recording by Fernando Tarango & The Wickersham Bros.

launch-party-save-the-date-fanclub-on-saleCongratulations to Kenny Scharlatt on his new EP “Crank It Up & Get Loud”
FOR AN EXCLUSIVE 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL “Crank It Up & Get Loud” EP PRE-ORDERS? All you have to do is join his FAN CLUB!
It’s free to join and you get AWESOME perks, including pre-sales on tickets, meet & greet opportunities & an EXCLUSIVE 20% DISCOUNT on ALL “Crank It Up & Get Loud” pre-orders! www.KennyScharlatt.com

milan heger music artThese pieces were created by Artist/Architect/Designer Milan Heger, listen to our Game Changer interview on this amazing life creator. (Listen in now)

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DO YOU HAVE NEWS? LEAVE US A “SHOUT OUT” NOW

Shout Out Music News from A.V.A Live Radio

Our music community is buzzing with excitement as artists are making things happen and creating awesome music every day. Here’s the latest “Shout Outs” we thought you may enjoy.

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Tara Eberle and Iridesense have a great gig opening for the Gin Blossoms Sunday November 17th. If you haven’t gotten tickets yet and are interested in going here is the link. You can also buy them at the door.
Where?
Emporium
9 Railroad Ave.
Patchogue NY
We perform at 8.

They are also part of a contest where they could possibly be on VH1. Please vote for their song “Got it Good” and you get free download. Vote here.

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A.V.A Live Radio will be featuring a Holiday playlist of Christmas songs from our music community members on December 1st, 2013. If you want to submit a song check out the details here before November 23rd.

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Steven Jude Is currently in the process of final mix and mastering an album produced by Grammy Award Winning “Doc Wiley”. Shine-On Jacqueline! Here is a link to preview his music.

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Bobi Serafimovski presents a new single named ” MISSING YOU” with special guest amazing sax artist from New York, Mr. Keyan Williams. “I really enjoyed this collaboration and also I hope that you, my dear my friends will enjoyed in this sound on guitars, sax and piano. ” – Bobi

Attention Artists: Send in Your Song for the A.V.A Live Radio Holiday Playlist

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Attention All Artists…
A.V.A Live Radio is creating a Holiday Playlist with songs by our music community members to be featured on a special Christmas radio show coming out December 1st. The broadcast will launch internationally and be shared simultaneously in social media. If you have a holiday song, send in your MP3 now along with your Christmas wish, 140 character quote from you to our listeners and links for your web page and where the song can be purchased if it is for sale. We need all songs in no later than November 23, 2013. Happy holidays!!!

Jacqueline Jax and the A.V.A Live Radio Team

Song Submission:
1) MP3 version of your Christmas or Holiday song… This does not have to be an original.
2) A brief Christmas Wish… What are you wishing for? Tell us in your own words….
3) A 140 character quote from you to our listeners
4) Web site page link
5) Link to purchase your song if it’s for sale.
6) A promo photo to be used on our web cast

Send to: avalive@americanvocalacademy.com

**If you haven’t yet subscribed to this web page, subscribe now so you won’t miss this exciting upcoming event.

A.V.A Live Radio Celebrates Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera’s Birthday Bash

Dr_Shino_Bay_Aguilera_birthday_bash Beach_2013_logoAll the stars were out and the sky stayed perfectly crystal clear for Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera’s 45th Birthday Beach Bash and Jacqueline Jax (Host of www.AvALiveRadio.com) was there bringing you pictures from the event. The celebration was held on the private beach in Fort lauderdale, Florida with a florescent dance floor centered right in the sand among glowing tables, leather ottomans and hundreds of white pillows. The white party went well into the night with friends dancing under the stars as cruise ships sailed through the port behind us. The entertainment was endless proving one thing for sure… Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera can throw one amazing party! And Shino, you really do hold the Secret’s to Anti-Aging because you look Ah-mazing!!

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Do you have an important event to announce? Leave us a shout out! (here)

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Get Ready For a New Season of “Behind The Music” with Jacqueline Jax

Jacqueline_Jax_ava_live_radio_behind_the_musicStay tune for our “Behind the Music” series with Jacqueline Jax for http://www.AvALiveRadio.com

Join Jacqueline as she takes you behind the scenes and gets you up close and personal with the artists.

Subscribe now so you won’t miss one single moment.

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New Music Monday Features Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez

stephanie_lewis_johnny_juarez_ava_live_radioJoin us live 8pm est: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/08/06/new-music-monday-features-stephanie-lewis-and-johnny-juarez

New-Music-Monday-JacquelineJoin host Jacqueline Jax for New Music Monday featuring a mix of indie artists from around the world with special music guests, Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez. You will fall in love with this pair of indie artists reaching for their dreams as they release their first single together, “Slip Away”. You will really enjoy our discussion on dealing with negative energy in the music business and how these artists have supported each other and maintained a positive path against all odds.

Also featuring music from Gareth Barker, Naomi Psalm, Carla Jo Carr, Lani Nash and Sherri Austin.

Stephanie’s page www.reverbnation.com/stephanielewis4

Johnny Juarez page: www.johnnyjuarez.com

New Music Monday Live Music Spin with Laurie Cairns

Laurie_cairnsListen in to the show LIVE now: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/07/09/new-music-monday-live-music-spin-with-laurie-cairns

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she speaks with Singer Songwriter Laurie Cairns about her journey in the business, influences, inspiration, and writing her music.  With a live music spin from artists all over the world.

Connect with Laurie on Twitter: @8outta9

Music From: Iridesense, Ryan Stone, and Jesse Potter.

Get to know the artist:
Born with a powerhouse voice, Laurie Cairns began singing at eight years of age when she joined the church choir in her hometown of Aurora, Illinois. As she grew older, she became aware of different styles of music.  “The first time I heard Barbara Streisand’s voice, I was in awe. I had never heard anything like that. It was then that I knew that music could touch the soul.”  In high school, Cairns began listening to 60’s rock and 70’s funk, which became part of her own sound. Soon, “The Laurie Cairns Band” was born and performing throughout the Chicagoland area. She later became lead vocalist for groups such as Counterpoint, bliss and Cobalt and performed at many clubs in Chicago including the Cue Club, The Beat Kitchen and Schuba’s. During this time Cairns showcased her versatility through interpretations of Patsy Cline, Melissa Etheridge, No Doubt and Heart and even gave Muddy Waters a run for his money on her rendition of Hoochie Coochie Man.  Motivated by other women performers, Cairns is moved by the pain in Etta James voice, loves the power of Kelly Clarkson’s rock and is inspired by Sheryl Crow’s storytelling.  “I have such an eclectic taste in music, but one constant is my interest in the human experience.”  Now working on a solo career Cairns is recording her own music. She writes about finding love on her terms and accepting change, letting love in and knowing when to let go. Songs such as As I Am and You Don’t Know open her heart up to the audience and leave her vulnerable to scrutiny.  “Everyone has their own heartbreak and their own joy. I feel fortunate that I am able to share mine through my music.”  Cairns would love to one day work with producers such as Glen Ballard and Robert John “Mutt” Lange. “Music for me has always been about following my heart and doing what I love. It is a passion that I will forever pursue.” Cairns manages to say it best with her own lyrics…”Sweet , sweet morning. Morning’s on its way.”

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Subscribe to our page for featured stories about the artists, marketing tip of the day, and to submit your own tracks for New Music Monday. Submit your music for New Music Monday here.

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New Music Monday Live Music Spin with 2nd Chance Kid

2nd_chance-kidListen in to the show LIVE now: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/07/02/new-music-monday-live-music-spin-with-2nd-chance-kid

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she speaks with Greg Fox from 2nd Chance Kid in Hawaii. Hear what inspires his music, the surf in Hawaii and his experience in today’s music business. Playing his latest #1 hit and other tracks from his latest album.  Followed by a live music spin from other artists all over the world.

Connect with the artist: 2ndchancekid.com

Also Featuring Music From: Shamiah Trenae and Orange Avenue.

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New Music Monday Live Music Spin with Unsung Lilly

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she speaks with the band members of Unsung Lilly about the history of this young band, their album launch, latest video hitting viral status with over 200,000 views and where the music business stands for bands.  With a live music spin from artists all over the world.

Music From: S.J Acoustic, Nicholas Patrick, and Lani Nash.

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Subscribe to our page for featured stories about the artists, marketing tip of the day, and to submit your own tracks for New Music Monday. Submit your music for New Music Monday here.

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New Music Monday Live Music Spin From Indie Artists Around The World

New-Music-Monday-JacquelineListen in to the show LIVE now: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/06/18/new-music-monday-sounds-from-around-the-world

Join host Jacqueline Jax for New Music Monday featuring new artists from around the world. Listen to a terrific playlist from indie artists including:

Aaron Lebos, Laurie Cairns, 2nd Chance Kid, Unsung Lily, Johnny Juarez, Tre Von, Connie Kim, Eric Muniz, Bill Hartmann, Chirs Louvieris.

 

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New Music Monday Live Music Spin with Johnny Juarez

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she speaks with talented musician and songwriter Johnny Juarez. Discussing his new album: August Avenue, the trends in the music business, writing a song from your heart, and Billy Joel. With a live music spin from artists all over the world.

Connect with Johnny Juarez and mention heard him on A.V.A Live Radio..
Twitter : @JohnnyJuarez1   www.facebook.com/JohnnyJuarez

View Johnny Juarez Story behind the music. (here)

1. Three things that would surprise you about me.
My favorite kind of food is Korean BBQ.. there’s something about the taste that I really enjoy. I’m a big Lost fan and pretty much anything by JJ Abrams. I used to work as a baggage handler at Toronto international Airport and really enjoyed being around planes.

2. I have mixed feelings about the music business.
On one hand I feel like there are so many ways to connect with your fans, produce videos, record and get out there. At the same time I feel that consumers feel overwhelmed and saturated with all the music that is out there that the perceived value of music has dropped. I used to enjoy buying albums and enjoying the entire project as opposed to just buying the songs that you hear on the radio. The good news is that I feel like I am getting closer each day at figuring out how to connect with people and help them experience my music for it’s lyrical content and the stories associated with them.

3. Three words that describe you.
Fun, Bright, and Pumped. Life is too short to take yourself serious and humor is a great way to connect with people. My lyrics and music will also have a bright positive message in it.. it will make you feel better and I hope that I can make people excited about their selves and the relationships around them.

4. Single most influential is a tough one.. but I would have to say it’s Billy Joel. I love his songwriting, energy, and the variety of themes he has written about.

 5. My goals are to continue writing songs that people will use as the soundtrack of there lives. My songs will be heard by a lot more people across the country and the world. Besides currently writing, recording, and touring I also run a music school called the Rock Zone and I help other budding songwriters learn the process of being developing artists. As of July I am relocating to Nashville and I have promised myself to be open to learning new things there.
 
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Also With Music From: Johnny Juarez, Joshua Stedman, Robb Hill, Eric Muniz, Glenn Goss

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New Music Monday Live Music Spin with Luis Alas

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she speaks with talented sax musician Luis Alas. Discussing the music business, being true to your self and shooting for the life you love. With a live music spin from artists all over the world.

Connect with Luis Alas and mention heard him on A.V.A Live Radio for a free download..
Twitter : @luisajazz    www.facebook.com/LuisAJazz

1) What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Luis Alas: I worked for most of my professional career as a law enforcement officer, including as a Federal Air Marshal after 9/11.
2) How do you feel about the music business today?
Luis Alas: I this is a very interesting time for music. Between social media, online radio and download technology, when was it possible for an unsigned artist to get recognized and listened to in Asia, Europe and beyond? Because people no longer have to buy a complete album, now artists need to make every song count. It is exciting time indeed.
3) Name three words that best describe you and why?
Luis Alas: Tenacious: If I believe in something, I will not quit till I get the outcome I want or need. I will work as hard as it takes and do what ever it takes to make it happen.
 Passionate: I don’t think anyone in this industry can do what they do without being passionate about music.
 Romantic: Though I love funk and soul, I absolutely love romantic music. It is music that allows me to express feelings in the most profound ways.
4) Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Luis Alas: Wow, this is a tough one. There have been so many that have had a deep impact but I will boil it down to two. My wife and friend Johnny Holliday, both believed in me that I could be a solo artist. To my wife I have always been the greatest sax player, she will listen to Koz or Marienthal and say your style is different than theirs but just as good.
My buddy Johnniw Holliday a fellow musician which I have worked with for over 20 years. After playing for him at the Jazz In The Gardens Festival in Miami, he told me; “I’m sorry, but I won’t be hiring you any more as my sax player.” when I asked why, he replied; “You need to be on stage on your own as a solo artist.. With you I will never play sax on stage cause you out play me. Even as an artist, you out perform me. You need to go solo so hopefully I can open for you some day.” and that is the day I started working on becoming a solo artist.
5) What are your music plans for the future? Where would you like to be in 2 years?
Luis Alas: I hope to have my album out this fall at the latest, and hope that the rest of the album is received like the single. If it is, I hope to tour. Within two years, I hope to have a better organized management team, be touring and working on album #2.

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