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About djTanyan

Netizen since '90. Artist Educator Sound Designer Improvising Musician Writer Renegade not Management material!

My Integrated Life – Wheatstraw Chapter

[updated July 6, 2019] Expanding on what I wrote in Rootstalk What follows is another reading of the story with a somewhat more nuanced view of  my transition from Drake student journalist to musician and student of the blues. 1968-70. … Continue reading

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The Meaning of the Word?

This, my friends, is a near perfect representation of our current state of political discourse. It matters not your political perspective,  Mose Allison’s  “Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy” is dead on. From my new release… Iowa Blues All-Stars Ron Dewitte (g,v) Steve … Continue reading

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Jaimeo and The Rolling Stones Win Big in London! 2017

London– Jaimeo R. Brown, New York City-based composer, percussionist and producer was honored April 25 as the Jazz Innovator of The Year   at the 2017 JazzFM Awards ceremony in London. It was an evening that also saw the Rolling Stones … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Inspiration

Glad you came to visit from dartanyan.com.  I was inspired early in my career by local Des Moines musicians who were great players and also humanists who imparted a sense of the cultural responsibility inherent in being a musician and … Continue reading

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Jazz Appreciation Month!

I almost literally owe my life to Jazz and now that  April is here once again I can crow about America’s greatest gift to the world of art and music. Jazz means freedom! Jazz means having some class! Jazz means … Continue reading

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New Year Many Challenges

Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Urban myth? folk wisdom? Darwinian imperative? dartanyan.com has been up and running with very few interruptions since I first became the master of the dartanyan.com domain in 1999. As digital real estate goes, … Continue reading

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