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  • Dave Ledbetter: Diversity and Unity

    Dave Ledbetter: Diversity and Unity

    Even the most cursory listen to South African music yields an embarrassment of riches in the realm of guitar talents. Indeed, throughout the country's musical history innovative figures have...

  • 3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition

    3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin...

    "An international jazz violin competition? Really?" That is usually came as a surprise to the applicants, and eventual participants themselves, that an international jazz violin competition should exist says a lot about the rarity of such an event....

  • Meet Jacob Cartwright

    Meet Jacob Cartwright

    Our August Super Fan is a visual artist with a special affinity for improvisational music, which has spilled over into his jazz-themed painting series. In jazz, as in art, Jacob Cartwright values the past while embracing the forward momentum...

  • Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and Community

    Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and...

    Being a jazz musician sometimes seems like a life ruled by jungle law. Everyone fights for gigs and puts out music on “labels" with only one artist. However, it doesn't have to be this way. Origin Records is an example of a modern artist...

  • Funchal Jazz Festival 2018

    Funchal Jazz Festival 2018

    A stunning tableau greets visitors to the Funchal Jazz Festival entering by the main gate, at the top of Santa Catarina Park. The first thing that catches the eye are the spectacular trees that define the park's boundaries...

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Faroe

Mikkel Ploug & Mark...
Faroe

The Darkness Of A Fairy Tale

Konstantinos...
The Darkness Of A...

Stained Glass & Technicolor Grooves

Misha Piatigorsky
Stained Glass &...

A Journey

Ché-SHIZU
A Journey

Decay Of The Angel

Jeremiah Cymerman
Decay Of The Angel

Encontros - Orquestra Atlantica

Antonio Adolfo
Encontros -...

Sorrows & Triumphs

Edward Simon
Sorrows & Triumphs

Od Ponedelnik

Kabadayas
Od Ponedelnik

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Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson

One of the most admired pianists in jazz, Oscar Peterson has rightfully claimed the same sort of status as earlier greats such as James P. Johnson, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk,... read more

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