November 14, 2019
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Quarterly for 17 years, Longyearbyen Blues Club has organized Dark Season Blues. It is this date the sun goes below the horizon and darkness begins. It is still ...
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Conducted Fjyra Bluesklubb at Sandane in Nordfjord on the 22nd edition of FjordBlues. American Hannah Wicklund was the headliner of the year, and this was her very first ...
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Wednesday night started this year’s Dark Season Blues in Longyearbyen on Svalbard. The spirits of Espen Helgesen, Gry Sneltvedt (pictured) and the other five members of the board ...
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At North Sea Jazz – The Netherlands – July 13, 2019 Ronnie Cuber baritone sax Tineke Postma alto sax Maarten Hogenhuis alto sax Rein de Graaff piano Marius ...
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In the midst of the turmoil between the concerts during the anniversary festival at Brekstad, the organizers held a mark for Tore Røstad, one of the founders of ...
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Blues In Hell is not for little ones. Here you have to be both persevering and creative to bring the goodies to the menu. The music is served ...
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September 5, it’s time for the big blues party at Hell in Trøndelag, Blues in Hell. As always, festival manager Brovoll and his staff have put together a ...
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Just when the Notodden Blues Festival needed it most, they knocked on all the gloomy predictions about their further existence. This year’s festival is not the one that ...
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The inclusion of Norwegian bands and local representation increases significantly on this year’s edition of Notodden Blues Festival. Several smaller clubs are back in the program and there ...
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FESTIVALS NEWS VIDEOS

Whatever else you call Herbie Hancock — jazz-piano paragon, funk-fusion pioneer, Afro-Futurist, humanitarian, sage — you’d have to agree on “moving target.” Forward motion is the hallmark of ...
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The Newport Jazz Festival is upon us, and with it comes a rash of tough decisions. With four stages running all weekend, the fest has a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure quality — at ...
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Blues Beatles from exotic Brazil made their first concert in Norway up a slope inside the Hjørundfjord on Sunnmøre. Trandalblues had invited a band the few have heard ...
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The 23rd blues festival in beautiful Skånevik is well in port, once again with a lineup adapted to both the blues people and the settled people. The festival ...
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The Mexico City-born artist Antonio Sanchez has always been outspoken about immigration, a subject he addresses on his new album, Lines In The Sand. For Sanchez, a five-time Grammy ...
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Henningsvær in Lofoten is a unique place to arrange a festival and offers visitors spectacular experiences. The place is perhaps best known for its international climbing environment and ...
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New Orleans singer Ernie K-Doe once said something like, “I’m not sure, but I’m almost positive, that all music came from New Orleans.” Maybe he’s not right that ...
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At one point during the final stretch of this year’s Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tenn., you could have pried yourself away from a distortion-jacked Sun of Goldfinger ...
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There was a lot of people and great atmosphere in Sliperihallen on May 18 when the Notodden Blues Festival had program releases and was able to present the ...
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The monsoon made an inauspicious start for the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But spirits weren’t dampened long, and the bands played on through the weekend—among ...
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Emilie-Claire Barlow WHEN: TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019 AT 8:00 PM WHERE: KOERNER HALL – TELUS CENTRE ADDRESS: 273 BLOOR STREET WEST – TORONTO Known for her skillful re-imaginings and affectionate treatment ...
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Fjellro Blues Festival was held in Easter weekend 19th-20th. April with good attendance and good atmosphere in the spring sun. The small festival in Valldal in Møre og ...
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Stevie Wonder will headline London’s British Summertime Festival, for the second time in 3 years. He’s appearing at the event in Hyde Park on Saturday 6th July with ...
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The GroundUP Music Festival, which just wrapped its fourth edition in Miami, aims to dissolve the barrier between musician and fan. With a scarcity of VIP badges, famous ...
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The music of the ambitious guitarist Pat Metheny and his subsequent bands and collaboration projects has been a very interesting. I’ve collected his entire catalog which spans over ...
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This year’s edition of The Little Blues Festival in Bergen could present a good selection of bands and artists from several places in Norway, including Trond Olsen, Tommy ...
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In six decades in music, Herbie Hancock has transitioned from young hotshot in one of Miles Davis’ great quintets to guiding light for a new generation of music ...
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The 15th annual Winter Jazzfest in New York opened on Friday, Jan. 4 at Le Poisson Rouge with “Thing Called Life: Prince Reimagined,” a concert by the festival’s ...
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Plenty of new names, unexpected instrumental combinations, an increased presence of female artists, interesting multinational projects … these are just some of the main trends that emerge from ...
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Joey DeFrancesco has spent the last 30 years as a reigning Hammond B-3 organ hero, building on the rich tradition we know as soul jazz. What that means ...
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Jazz pianist Monty Alexander makes a point of telling his audiences (like those on his opening night at Birdland, on Tuesday January 2) that he was born in ...
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New Year, New Music: The Winter Jazzfest kicks off this Friday, and Take Five has your Week One field guide. Ralph Peterson Messenger Legacy, “In Case You Missed ...
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Notodden Blues Festival has released several exciting headlines for the second year’s festival. It is clear that always requested Billy Gibbons will return in August. As in 2016, ...
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The entire spectrum can dazzle at Jazztopad, a Polish festival in the south-western city of Wrocław,which has just reached its 15th edition. Gigs happen on all levels, from the new ...
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The triumphant journey through music by the inimitable Paquito D’Rivera brought him to Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto on the 7th of December, ...
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What an unexpected pleasure to see Mike Stern exchanging guitar riffs with his wife Leni. This was just one surprise from a gig that also saw Stern share the stage with ...
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This evening gets off to a flying start with Simon Purcell’s excellent Red Circle band of London jazz A-listers, augmented by the impressive presence of Cleveland Watkiss. Clad in a white tunic ...
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The Art Ensemble of Chicago in full cry, especially on a 50th-anniversary tour, is a powerful way to kick off a jazz festival. That said, if you have ...
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The EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of ...
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The 37th edition of what is a key date on the European jazz festival calendar does not want for ambition. Or tradition. Over four days Tampere’s ‘happening’ strikes an ...
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Although guitarist Django Reinhardt and his violinist friend Stéphane Grappelli formed their Quintette du Hot Club de France back in 1934, there are legions today with a burning ...
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The English music critic Richard Williams finished his three-year stint as Jazzfest Berlin’s artistic director, handing the controls over to Nadin Deventer, who proceeded to boldly throw down her gauntlet ...
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The Armenian Jazz Association and MEZZO Production presented all the details about the upcoming jazz festival in Armenia. A remarkable detail – the concerts will be held not ...
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The seventh annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival begins this weekend at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and as usual it presents a broad view of the modern jazz ...
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BOOKS FESTIVALS VIDEOS

Bert Stern’s acclaimed film of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival is newly restored for its 60th Anniversary. Jazz on a Summer’s Day” is one of the greatest concert movies ever ...
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A pianist and jazz technologist who fuses acoustic and electric sounds, he appears yesterday as part of the Bric JazzFest Marathon. Along with his keyboards and live electronics, the ...
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This year’s festival was perhaps short on surprises, compared to previous editions, but was high in quality. The energetic mainstream was amply taken care of in a closing ...
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The Cancun Jazz Festival: Anytime you can start the night attending a Boney James concert its the start of a great night of entertainment. As usual Boney and ...
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Former Bad Plus pianist still ‘loves playing in the Midwest’ despite rocketing career: Since leaving the popular jazz trio, pianist Ethan Iverson has been super busy with projects, ...
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This past summer the Montreal Jazz Festival featured drummer Mark Guiliana in its Invitation series, presenting three different projects over three nights at the Church of the Gesù.  Guiliana ...
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They try out something new, instead of breathing into the glow of their own past: the Swiss jazz pioneers Fredy Studer and Hans Kennel at the Willisau Jazz ...
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Rather provincial, the once so important festival in Saalfelden this year. One exception: Shabaka Hutchings. With the “press” he spoke about Africa and female history. “I am named ...
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The only classical jazz I heard was the break music with Dave Brubeck, who the soundtrack played at Atlas. It was the 10th time that the festival was ...
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Chick Corea helped create jazz fusion style. Famed pianist and composer has won 22 Grammy Awards. Musician to lead several performances during 39th annual Labor Day. Famed pianist ...
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This year was the 45th Anniversary of Umbria Jazz and it proved to be one of its most successful with some 33,000 tickets sold to jazz fans who attended 250 ...
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Saxophonist Steve Coleman’s concert at Middelheim Jazz Festival Sunday evening was one of those performances so bursting with energy that I simply lost track of time. The band ...
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Sure, Kamasi Washington is a powerful soloist who conjures some ecstasy out of his saxophone every time he plays but at a concert going on for one hour ...
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The politically radical free jazz legend Archie Shepp and the slick studio professional Randy Brecker may seem like an odd couple but at Sunday evening at Middelheim Jazz ...
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John Zorn is such a productive composer that most of the concerts at the Lisbon Jazz Festival/John Zorn Special Edition last week were performances of new music, which ...
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The talented Ibrahim Maalouf struck again at the opening of the Jazz in Marciac festival, giving the audience a raging duo with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis: a “big ...
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The Nice Jazz Festival, which was held from July 16 to 21, 2018, is the jazz festival of the French Riviera with the biggest blow for the bucks: ...
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