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Festa do Jazz 2020

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Centro Cultural Belem Festa do Jazz 2020 Lisbon September 12-13, 2020 Festa do Jazz, celebration of jazz, is the annual meeting of the Portuguese jazz community. It is normally held end of March/begin of April. For many years it took place in old glory theatre São Luis Municipal in the Baixa-Chiado neighborhood of central Lisbon. Now in the pandemic situation the hosting has been taken over by Centro Cultural Belem (CCB) situated at the banks ...

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Tallinn Music Week 2020

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Tallinn Music Week Tallinn, Estonia August 28-29, 2020 Postponed from March, the Tallinn Music Week might not have happened, even in August. Seemingly on the cusp of cancellation, its team forged ahead with determination, even though many of their booked artists were forced to veer away due to the increasing red-zone virus status of many European countries. Ultimately, there was a higher ratio of native Estonian acts present this year, but also visitors from ...

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Station Narva 2020

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Station Narva Narva, Estonia August 26, 2020 Only the Narva River separates this festival from Russian territory. This is the easternmost point of Estonia, with the compact Station Narva taking place in the environs of Art Club Ro-Ro, right on the riverbank. There's the main Pealava outdoor stage, plus a blank factory unit that acts as the Tantsulava dance stage, simply three walls and a raised security door, opening up to the outside air. ...

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Joe Magnarelli at Smalls Jazz Club

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Joe Magnarelli Quintet Smalls Jazz Club New York, NY September 1, 2020 One hundred days may not sound like a particularly long time in the annals of jazz or, for that matter, any human endeavor. Nevertheless, in the midst of a seemingly endless pandemic that has upended every aspect of our lives, Smalls Jazz Club's persistence in presenting live jazz in a streaming format constitutes a bastion of stability and a major lifeline for ...

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Eric Ineke JazzXpress Featuring Tineke Postma At Bimhuis

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Eric Ineke JazzXpress featuring Tineke Postma Bimhuis Amsterdam, Holland September 5, 2020 Dutch drummer and bandleader Eric Ineke's JazzXpress featured Tineke Postma on her alto saxophone for a centenary celebration of Charlie Parker's fast, virtuoso bebop. Postma studied at the Amsterdam conservatory and the whole band is based locally. The sextet was completed by Ian Cleaver trumpet, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen on tenor saxophone, Marius Beets on stand-up bass and Rob van Bavel at the piano. ...

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Jan Harbeck Quartet At Jazzhus Montmartre

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The Jan Harbeck Quartet Jazzhus Montmartre Copenhagen, Denmark August 27, 2020 A few blocks away from the Christiansborg Palace--the seat of the Danish government--in a street filled with bustle and bicycles, is Jazzhus Montmartre, which has been here, or near here, since it began in 1959, that magical year for modern jazz recordings which saw the release of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Charles Mingus' Mingus Ah Hum and Dave Brubeck's Time ...

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PAKT at ShapeShifter Lab

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PAKT ShapeShifter Lab Brooklyn, New York August 15, 2020 For their live stream concert from Brooklyn's ShapeShifter Lab, guitarists Alex Skolnick and Tim Motzer, fretless bass guitarist Percy Jones and drummer Kenny Grohowski followed New York's pandemic guidelines: they wore masks and maintained a six-foot social distance. So retroactively, organizer Leonardo Pavkovic dubbed the group PAKT. They are all very experienced players. Skolnick is best known as the lead guitarist in the thrash metal band ...


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