30 Jan, 2013

Tower Records book 


Posted at 04:17 under MUSIC, ART, JAPAN




My album Passion was recently included in a new book from TOWER RECORDS JAPAN, introducing albums suitable for picnics and weekend trips, on the theme Jazz for Women:

「タワレコ女子ジャズ部」のおでかけが楽しくなる音楽案内

http://tower.jp/item/3162231/「タワレコ女子ジャズ部」のおでかけが楽しくなる音楽案内

Here's the picnic page with Passion on the right:



The album cover was also included on the index page, so I'm really happy and thankful!


And here is a photo I took earlier at Tower Records Shibuya here in Tokyo, with my friend ROMAN ANDRN's albums just next to mine. It's taken after they rebuilt the whole shop, so I'm happy they still chose to keep all my albums on the shelves, as they aren't keeping most albums in the store any more.




Tower Records, Arigatou Gozaimasu!





25 Jan, 2013

Live at Tokyu Hands Cafe Shibuya! 


Posted at 13:33 under MUSIC, ART, MOVIES, JAPAN




My next live performance will be at Tokyu Hands in Shibuya, Tokyo, at Hands Cafe, HINT 7!

This is part of the Tokyo Northern Lights Festival, presenting movies, music, art and culture from Scandinavia and the countries around the Baltic Sea.

Date: 3 February (sunday)
Time: 17:00
Free entry

Place: Hands Cafe HINT 7
Tokyu Hands Shibuya, 7F
TOKYO

Tokyo Northern Lights Festival:
http://www.tnlf.jp/cafe_culture01.html

Shibuya Hands Cafe:
http://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/handscafe/ ... index.html


Welcome!





22 Jan, 2013

Think Of Me music video 


Posted at 13:42 under MUSIC, MOVIES, OTHERS


Just found the music video for my song Think Of Me, from 2003!

I wrote the song especially for the short-film Marcus & Medelhavet by my friend Johan Pettersson, and the song & music video were also made in 2003. Maybe, it was the first song I wrote for my debut album Passion, released in 2004.

I say maybe, because it's 10 years ago, and I don't remember...

Filmed on location in Norrkping, Sweden.





http://jcschutz.bandcamp.com/album/passion

Enjoy!





20 Jan, 2013

Nina Ripe nominated for Best Jazz Album 2012! 


Posted at 16:10 under MUSIC, OTHERS




I was just informed that NINA RIPE's first album Apaixonada - Brazilian Stories, for which I was giving artistic direction, is nominated for Best Jazz Album 2012 by OJ, Sweden's biggest jazz magazine!

If you live in Sweden, you can vote online:
http://www.orkesterjournalen.com/index. ... ;formId=18


I also wrote 3 of the song lyrics:

Picture in Black and White (Retrato em Branco e Preto)
A.C. Jobim/Chico Buarque de Holanda. English lyrics: J.C. Schtz.

Mten och Avsked (Encontros e Despedidas)
M. Nascimento/F. Brant. Swedish lyrics: J.C. Schtz.

Return (A Volta)
R. Menescal/R. Boscoli. English lyrics: J.C. Schtz.


Here's the album on iTunes;
http://itunes.apple.com/album/apaixonad ... d542465903

And Nina's website:
http://www.ninaripe.com





11 Jan, 2013

Fukuoka LOVE FM 


Posted at 08:05 under MUSIC, JAPAN




My first album "Passion" from 2004 will be introduced in Fukuoka LOVE FM tomorrow, January 12! I think it's some kind of follow-up to my recent Christmas single. Every week they introduce an album by playing several songs and talking about the artist.

Date: 1/12
Time: 11-15
Fukuoka LOVE FM 76.1

Website:
http://www.cafetribe.com/music/index.html

A great start to the new year!





07 Jan, 2013

Chart 


Posted at 03:31 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD


Christmas Time (We can change the world) reached #82 on J-WAVE Tokio Hot 100 chart, and was my 4th song (as far as I know) to enter in only 2 years!

Thanks again to all of you in Japan who have voted!

Apart from my new, 5th, album Love This World, I have some other new projects and releases coming up this year.

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When you join, you get a free download mp3, which now is a song I've written and recorded in Portuguese. This recording will not be sold or available anywhere else!

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Japanese -- メールマガジン (日本語)






01 Jan, 2013

First sunrise of 2013 


Posted at 06:47 under JAPAN, OTHERS


The first sunrise of 2013:



as viewed from eastern Japan as the sun slowly climbed in over the mountain-filled island in the Pacific Ocean.


I feel that this will be a good year!





31 Dec, 2012

Happy New Year! 


Posted at 15:21 under THOUGHTS, DEMOCRACY


HAPPY
NEW
YEAR!


I wish for 2013 to be a year where we all learn to accept eachother on a true and deep level.

Truly and deeply.

Many of us (not me, but maybe you?) were really worried that the world would end on December 21, because of the Maya indians' calendar.

I just feel, ok, can we go on now? Can we continue with the important things? We're 7 billion (7,000,000,000) people in this world. A child dies every second because of lack of clean water or medicine, and we argue about which day the world will end.

Grow up.

There is a real problem here, because so many of us escape from thinking and caring about the really important things, such as green energy, food for everyone, clean water, education for everyone - including girls in poor countries. It's all connected. We're all connected. Will 2013 be the year when we all understand that?

I hope so.

Here's for a new world.

It starts with me and you.


Happy New Year!





28 Dec, 2012

Guitar & Master Class Lessons 


Posted at 15:54 under MUSIC, JAPAN, OTHERS


Starting from January 2013, I'm offering Guitar Lessons and Songwriting Master Classes.

If you live in Japan, there's also the choice of taking a Music Producing Master Class and Group Guitar lessons.

Please check this link for English:
http://www.jcschutz.com/lesson/index.php?l=en
and send me a message to get prices in other currencies.




2013年1月スタート!ギターとマスタークラス・レッスン!

ギターレッスン
グループレッスン
個人レッスン

マスタークラス
作詞作曲 ・ ソングライティング
音楽プロデュース

是非、もし良ければ、連絡下さい。良いな音楽のお年を!

http://www.jcschutz.com/lesson

85% of the songs I have released are being played in radio. I was REALLY surprised myself to find that out!





24 Dec, 2012

85% of my songs 


Posted at 06:13 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN, OTHERS, THOUGHTS


HAPPY CHRISTMAS ! ! !

This is a simple Christmas card from me to you. First, let me thank you, my fans & listeners, for the love and support!

* * *

My Christmas song entered the J-WAVE Tokio Hot 100 chart yesterday as #100! Big thanks to ALL of you in Japan who voted for the song to enter!

http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/tokioh ... t/main.htm

This is my 4th time on the chart (as far as I know), all 4 songs have been during 2011 and 2012.




* * *

Inspired by the radio airplay, I decided to check how many of my songs that have been played in radio or TV since I released "Passion" in 2004.

The result was VERY surprising. I knew that radio stations in lots of different countries have been playing my songs, but I didn't know it was so many of the songs. I have released 4 albums and 5 singles until now. It's totally 48 original songs.

The amount of songs played in radio or TV is:

85 %

! ! !

That's a pretty amazing result, remembering that they're all indie releases, but the music seems to find its own way out into the world and I feel really blessed and thankful for that!

The song most played is still "Passion" (in different versions):




One of my own favorite songs is "After the Rain" (2011):



* * *


I'll end with one of my newly re-discovered favorites, "The Rainbow Connection" by genius singer/songwriter Paul Williams together with Kenneth Ascher.

This is Sarah McLachlan's beautiful version:




Here's the original from The Muppet Movie (1979):




Have a beautiful and peaceful Christmas, and see you around. On one or the other side of the rainbow.







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