Musical Talents of Snell’s Own David Jachimiak

David Jachimiak, a staff member of Snell Library, is also an extremely talented and experienced musician. Jachimiak studied music education and received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Fredonia in 2006, and later went on to receive his master’s degree in jazz performance from the University of Miami in 2009. Additionally, he is an alumnus of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ jazz residency program, Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead. He specializes in saxophone, and has played with a plethora of musical acts over the years, including The Drifters, Steve and Lindley Band, Michael Thomas, Troy Roberts, Michael Feinberg, Gary Keller and Adonis Rose. He also volunteered a jazz performance with his group, the Dave Jachimiak Quartet, at afterHOURS for Northeastern’s Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association’s (MEISA) Jazz Night.  Most recently, Jachimiak has spent his time writing songs and playing bass with Opal Puckett, a new upstart rock band.  Visit YouTube to watch some of Jachimiak’s performances.

Multi-task to Music: Listen to Fabulous Jazz and Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

NU Libraries subscribes to wonderful online music services, easily accessed from our Video and Sound page. Here are some “hot off the press” destinations for your wandering mind: Jazz Music Library Update: Alexander Street Press just added 850 Blue Note label recordings to their Jazz Music Library. Blue Note, founded in 1939 and sold to EMI in 2006, includes diverse styles associated with “hard bop” jazz. To access these recordings and musician biographies, go to the Jazz Music Library. You can search by Blue Note. The new content includes releases by Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, Cassandra Wilson, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Prima, Nigel Kennedy, Bernadette Peters, and more. Great recordings include: * Duke Ellington Live at the Blue Note * The Complete Imperial Sessions: Sonny Criss * The Rudy van Gelder Edition CDs of Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Walter Davis Jr, Andrew Hill, Dexter Gordon, and more * Benny Green Live at the Village Vanguard * David Axelrod at Capitol Records (1966-1970) * The Complete Capitol Recordings of Art Tatum * The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Herbie Nichols * Kenny Burrell 75th Birthday Bash Live All of the new tracks run at both 192kbps and 320kbps bitrates. Smithsonian Global Sound Update: New Free Download! Smithsonian Global Sound, another marvelous listening service, features music from around the world. As part of a new bi-weekly tradition, Alexander Street and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings offer a free music download. September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Join in the celebration with a free download of “Paraguarí” performed by harp master Marcelo Rojas from the 2009 Smithsonian Folkways album Maiteí América: Harps of Paraguay. “Paraguarí” from Maiteí América: Harps of Paraguay (SFW40578) This track is owned by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and is available, free of charge, for a limited time only. Be sure to join their mailing list for regular email updates every time a new track becomes available. Stay tuned for more music updates!

Blue Note Sounds a New Note

The Jazz Music Library from Alexander Street Press now includes recordings from Blue Note records, the recording label known for high-quality albums from the beginning of the jazz age through the 1960s and beyond. With these new online recordings now available to the NU community, you can listen to Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Dexter Gorden, Art Blakey and more!  These are for the most part digital remasters, so for the true aficionados out there, you may need to come to the library and seek out the Solomon Jazz collection on vinyl, but for your classes or for listening pleasure, these are convenient gems of a true American classical art form.  Enjoy!