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Norfolk And Norwich Festival 2015

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Norfolk And Norwich Festival Norwich, UK May 8-24, 2015 With a program that includes dance, visual arts, site-specific theatre in city streets and ancient woodland and a few almost impossible to define events, a festival such as the annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival still manages to find space for jazz. The 2015 festival found space across a range of venues, for possibly the most exciting jazz line-up of recent years--hot jazz from the early ...

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Live From Old York: Courtney Pine, Zoe Rahman, Ben Bedford & Colum Sands

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Courtney Pine & Zoe Rahman Pocklington Arts Centre May 5, 2015 Courtney Pine's recent explorations have contrasted massively with the bulk of his career. Most of the time, he's fronted a fairly large, pretty driving and somewhat dense ensemble, its details changing but its powered, festival-orientated stance remaining quite stable. Suddenly, he's dipped down into an intimate duo format with pianist Zoe Rahman, who has lately been a band mate in the larger ...

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Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC Band at Club Fox

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Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC Band Club Fox Club Fox Blues Jam Redwood City CA May 13,2015 Seasoned San Francisco Bay Area blues vocalist and bandleader Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC band played an invigorating midweek set at the Club Fox. The intimate venue, part of the historic Fox Theater is located in the heart of Redwood City's downtown entertainment district. On Wednesday nights, the club was devoted to a ...

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Jakob Bro, Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan at DR Koncerthuset Copenhagen

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Jakob Bro, Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan DR Koncerthuset (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) Balladeering tour Copenhagen, DenmarkMay 15, 2015 In jny:Copenhagen on May 15th, at the new concert hall of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation: acclaimed Danish film director Jørgen Leth welcomed an audience of 800 spectators to announce the closing segment of the “Balladeering" tour by Jakob Bro, Lee Konitz, Thomas Morgan and Bill Frisell Ina Denmark (Aarhus, Copenhagen), Iceland (Reykjavik), Norway (Oslo), ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2015, Part 2

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 16-17, 2015 Part 1 | Part 2 The site of the Pavilion Arthabaska, a chalet on a hill above the town, is a popular spot in Victoriaville (think lookout and make out), not a place that is obvious for avant-garde music, but the room featured some of the best shows of the festival. The sound in the room was impeccable, perfect for ...

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Helen Sung at the Howard Brubeck Theatre

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Helen SungHoward Brubeck Theatre, Palomar Community College Steinway Series San Marcos, CA May 17, 2015 Helen Sung closed out Palomar College's first annual Steinway Series in the newly remodeled Howard Brubeck Theatre with a stunning display of solo jazz piano that not only provided a resounding close to the new musical series in northern jny: San Diego County, but showed why Sung is among the most highly regarded young jazz pianists. (Sung's performance followed ...

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Jazz and Theatre: A Review of “Miles & Coltrane: Blue”

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When trying to understand the rise and phenomenon of jazz music in the 1950's and 1960's, understanding the life of the jazz musician is equally important. Many of their stories illuminated heroic musical genius birthed out of pain, hope, and a charged political ethos. The play Miles & Coltrane: Blue delivered a snapshot of this experience through the lens of jazz icons Miles Davis and John Coltrane. It was recently performed at The International Civil Rights Museum in jny: Greensboro, ...

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Art of Cool Jazz Festival: Gretchen Parlato and Alan Hampton

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Art of Cool Jazz Festival Gretchen Parlato and Alan Hampton PSI Theater Durham, NC April 25, 2015 It was a cool, whistful, and breezy Saturday evening. Sounds of improvisation and ingenuity seeped out of the edifices of multiple, cozy and packed venues---and into the air of the night. It was the final night of The Art of Cool Jazz Festival and one of several closing acts featured Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Gretchen Parlato and ...



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