Hey all Tmer's,
For those who don't know about jazzradio.com, I wanted to let you know about it. It is a great source of learning about Jazz artists you may of never heard of. Both new and old. And it's free. What I find cool about it is you can choose a catagory of Jazz or an instrument channel from 26 different catagories. I pick trumpet jazz and get to hear players I really like and never heard before and then do research and then possibly buy their albums.
I've been turned onto players like Paolo Fresu, Fabrizio Bosso, Sean Jones, Thad Jones and Pete Minger just to name a few. I also read Downbeat, Jazztimes, Jazzit, Jazzwise and any other magazine I can find to be able to explore trumpet players and bought albums of Tomasz Stanko, Eric Vloeimans, Liam Sillery, Etienne Charles, Henry Armburg Jennings & Ralph Alessi along with others.
When I'm in the car I listen to XM/Sirius radio's, Real Jazz station channel 67.
With all the periodicals out there for almost every instrument but trumpet, I use these methods to keep informed and learning about people who play trumpet/flugelhorn/cornet.