4 Musical Signs Of High Intelligence

4 Musical Signs Of High Intelligence

A preference for instrumental music indicates higher intelligence, research finds. People who like ambient music, smooth jazz, film soundtracks, classical music and similar genres without vocals tend to have higher IQs. While vocal music might be seen as the ‘opposite’ of instrumental music, liking vocal music has no link to IQ. → Enjoying this article? […]

We are now embarking on the 33rd Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz

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Greetings JazzFest Family! We are now embarking on the 33rd Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz “Musical Journey”, featuring Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Traditional Jazz, and a touch of R & B. We are the largest FREE Jazz Festival in New England. We need you support to help make this year’s festival experience a success “We […]

Hearing Aid Frequency Response Characteristics for Music

Hearing Aid Frequency

Does a music program have a different frequency response than a speech program? The long-term average speech spectrum (LTASS) has served as the basis for a number of hearing aid prescriptive formulae such as National Acoustic Labs (NAL-NL2) and the desired sensation level (DSL) approaches. However, there is no long-term average music spectrum (LTAMS). But […]

The Clarion: The accessible musical instrument trying to find its soul

The Clarion

Music is said to be a language that transcends all others. But traditional instruments are not always as inclusive as they could be. Now, another instrument is about to open up the music scene like no other as it is officially recognised by the classical music world. Alessandro Vazzana, 26, has been playing music since […]

Inaugural Jazz Music Awards

Inaugural Jazz Music Awards

There are country award shows and hip-hop award ones, Latin Grammys and beyond — so why hasn’t there been a televised jazz music award show to look forward to every year? That changes on Jan. 1 when the inaugural Jazz Music Awards hits PBS member station Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) at 7 p.m. Eastern for […]

Best Jazz Albums of 2023

Best Jazz Albums of 2023

The year’s most thrilling albums were made by artists pushing beyond borders, teaming with new collaborators and making bold statements of their own. That thing we keep calling “jazz” refuses to stop overrunning its borders, reworking itself, showing up in new forms identifiable only by the most basic strands of their DNA. All of its […]

How Quantum Math Theory Turned into a Jazz Concert

How Quantum Math Theory Turned into a Jazz Concert

In 2021 an unconventional pair of collaborators embarked on a bold experiment. For two years Steven Rayan, a mathematician and mathematical physicist, and Jeff Presslaff, a freelance composer, pianist and trombonist, prepared to answer one big question: Could they translate a mathematical physics research paper directly into music? Moreover, would their musical creation sound good? […]

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