Blast from the past...

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Back in 2000 Trevor Daniels, brother of Paul the magician started one of the UK’s biggest and brightest organ and keyboard magazines. With loads of news, reviews and personality profiles the magazine was the UK’s top publication and thanks to Trever we are able to bring you a number of pages from a set of old magazines which we have sourced.
With articles over 12 years old they make fun reading, especially the artist features.
This is the cover of the first edition from 2000 and we will be bringing you features from each edition thereafter.

LATEST NEWS FROM JAZZHOOVES

This is our main news story page. The features below are our latest news items. If you have a breaking news feature that you would like us to include, please email us via our main contact form.

Daniel Von Lison " I LIKE CHOPIN"

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Daniel von Lison has a brand new CD release called “ I like chopin” and is recorded using the Wersi Louvre.
Daniel is famous in Germany for is unqiue style and his love of classical music with a modern twist. We are delighted to have a copy of his CD to give away and will announce our competition in our next podcast which is due to be uploaded some time this week. You can visit Daniels website by visiting http://www.daniel-von-lison.de/

We have listened to this new CD and it is beautiful - all of the tracks are pieces written by Chopin and performed in a modern style. Recorded at Al Gee’s studio, the quality of this CD is simply stunning!

You can buy this album via iTunes by clicking here
Or via Amazon by clicking here

Enter our John Lennon Competition

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Enter our competition to win a Sounds for Keys voice pack worth £69 and a Roland goody bag - thanks to the guys at Roland UK.
We want you to record your own version of John Lennon’s imagine and send it to us. The entry with the most imaginative recording will win our competition. All entries will be posted on our site for others to listen to.
Any instrument, any arrangement, any style - the choice is yours. VIsit our competition page now to enter.

Blackpool Tower Roland Power.

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A few months ago Blackpool Tower saw the installation of a brand new Atelier AT900P which replaced the worn out Wersi Louvre which was put into the tower by the late Roy Scott. Roy did a sterling job for Wersi by putting this fantastic instrument into the tower, but sadly the addition of a Tyros 4 and the reliability problems saw the days numbered for the Louvre.

Roland UK have since installed a Roland AT900p which is producing stunning results. The organ works along side the famous tower ballroom wurlitzer and whilst it does not have the fame that the Tower Wurlitzer has, the organ is making a big name for itself in the hands of Tower organist David Lobban.
The Roland is a superb instrument and David has really taken to the organ. Visitors to the tower have commented that the organ sounds as good as the long standing wurlitzer and David makes this organ sing. One visitor to the tower emailed us to say what a superb afternoon they had at the tower, listening to David Lobban playing.

Of course Phil Kelsall is Mr Wurlitzer and his fame at the tower was recognised with a recent MBE. You can see videos of Phil and David on YouTube performing at the Tower. Anyone in Blackpool should visit and hear David and Phil performing, they really are top notch entertainment.

Yamaha Keyboard Owners Weekend Event

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Yamaha Keyboard Players can now enjoy a fabulous weekend with tutorials, concerts and much more thanks to Steve Selwood and the Yamaha Keyboard Owners website. Steve took over the running of the Yamaha owners group when James Woodcock closed the YPKO site. Steve himself is a professional musician and will be holding a special weekend for Yamaha players.

This fabulous event will take place at the Holiday Inn, Jct 15 off the M6 Motorway. The hotel boasts fantastic facilities and there will be a large number of players attending - a great opportunity to meet and chat with other good players.

Visit the Yamaha Keyboard Website to book.

Wersi Direct Weekend.

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Wersi Direct are holding their annual Oktoberfest this year and there are still a few places available for anyone wanting to see a top lineup of Wersi artists.
The staff of Wersi Direct will be performing and guests such as Daniel Watt, Claudia Hirschfeld and Bill Horn will be performing at this special event.
To book your place visit www.wersidirect.co.uk
Priced at just £239 for the weekends full entertainment, this is an event not to be missed.

Wersi make bespoke organ for Robert Bartha

Robert Batha - International organist and recording studio producer is now playing Wersi Louvre organ for his concerts. Wersi Germany have produced a stunning new organ especially for him. This unique special edition “Porche” brown organ
boasts all of the usual Louvre specifications as well as a unique LED control lighting system (featured below). Priced at 49,000 euros, this organ certainly is something special.


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