September 23, 2021
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This year marks the 7th annual DCJazzPrix, an international band competition that draws some of the greatest talent from around the globe. What makes this competition unique is that ...
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“Charlie Parker was inclusive, and that made him exclusive,” attests 2022 NEA Jazz Master Donald Harrison, Jr. — who, as an alto saxophonist in the modern jazz tradition, can be understood ...
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The BRIC Jazzfest will take place in person again this fall, with artists including vocalists Cécile McLorin Salvant, Kurt Elling and Thana Alexa; the indomitably intergalactic Sun Ra Arkestra; and ...
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After a pandemic gap year, the Newport Jazz Festival came roaring back over the weekend, with a reduced capacity but an overspill of excitement and goodwill. The return ...
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If you’ve followed Jazz United at any point since our inception, you know how important live performances are to us. In this latest phase of the pandemic, hearing ...
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Normally in mid-January New Orleanians are happily stuffing their faces with King Cake, building up a protective layer of sugary goodness for Carnival as they peruse the freshly ...
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For a certain type of music fan, the 2020 Big Ears Festival was one of the first American casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. The fest, which takes place ...
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Jazzfest Berlin has seen its share of changes since first taking flight, as Berliner Jazztage, in 1964. That inaugural edition is perhaps best known today for an opening address by ...
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September originally set up a program with guests from Australia and the USA in Fiona Boyes and Heather Crosse respectively in addition to good Norwegian names like Steinar ...
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On the weekend of February 14 and 15, 2020, Dag Bergesen hosted the sixth edition of The Little Blues Festival at Madam Felle in Bergen. Helga was a ...
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Rocker George Thorogood and his Destoyers are announced as one of the headliners for this year’s Notodden Festival. This will be his first visit to Norway after playing ...
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Norah Jones, Charles Lloyd, Makaya McCraven and Diana Krall are among the artists set to appear at the 2020 Newport Jazz Festival, Aug. 7-9 at Fort Adams State ...
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The term “jazz” conjures the sound of pianos and horns, a drum kit and upright bass. Sometimes a guitar is thrown into the mix. Occasionally an organ or ...
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The 2020 Winter Jazzfest, which runs through Jan. 18, presents myriad vantage points for music discovery. A new one this year was the Bowers & Wilkins Sound Lounge. Last ...
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Legendary tabla master, Zakir Hussain, and jazz trailblazer/bassist, John Patitucci, bring an extraordinary program conducted by Zane Dalal, Associate Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of India. Hear ...
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It’s time to start making your plans. After all, the Winter Jazzfest is right around the corner — and its wild profusion of sounds and scenes can feel totally ...
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From January 14 to 19, 2020, the 35th edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival is being held in Havana and Santiago de Cuba, featuring numerous jazz players ...
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A long-standing and too many welcome live offer at Klevjerhagan in Sande is now history. Hagan Music Festival, formerly known as the Hagan Blues Festival, announces that the ...
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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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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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