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Festival Di Musica Contemporanea Italiana 2017

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The Seventh Edition of the Italian Contemporary Music Festival was held in Forlì (Italy) at the Angelo Masini school of music. The event was organized by Area Sismica a remarkable improvised music organization that, together with very few like-minded institutions in Italy (Centro d'Arte in Padova, Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz in Sardinia, for example) is known for their original programming and an off the beaten path concert series. This one-day event, which is ...

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Charlie Young with the John Toomey Trio at the Attucks Theater

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Native son Charlie Young returned home to teach a master class to a group of eager Old Dominion University jazz students then perform to a sold out audience at the Attucks Theater. Young's journey began in one of Norfolk's housing projects and has led him to being the Professor of Jazz saxophone at Howard University for the past 20 years and recently appointed as the Coordinator of Jazz Studies. He has performed and recorded with the National Symphony Orchestra, US ...

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Jazz & Wine of Peace Festival 2017

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Jazz & Wine of Peace in Collio Friulano celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. The region is known for producing some of Italy's best white wines and is home to some wonderful abbeys and prestigious wine cellars. The festival also celebrates jazz as well as photography, illustrations, cinema, and more. 2017 saw 30 concerts over six days with many side events including Flavio Massarutto's writings, Luca A. d'Agostino's photographs, and Massimiliano Gosparini's illustrations. The music portion included Steve Coleman and ...

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Celebrating centennials at Moncalieri Jazz Festival

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After the two concerts which opened its 20th edition, the Moncalieri Jazz Festival shifted to full throttle with four more great nights of music, each celebrating the centennials of jazz giants born in 1917. The first evening was dedicated to Ella Fitzgerald. Italian-Algerian vocalist Karima performed “Voices," a special project commissioned by the festival, accompanied by the tight-knit trio of Fabio Giachino, Davide Liberti and Ruben Bellavia. The following evening was dedicated to Thelonious Monk with ...

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The Christian McBride Trio at the Tin Pan

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Christian McBride strode onto the stage of the Tin Pan in Richmond, VA. to announce that his regular pianist, Christian Sands, and drummer, Jerome Jennings, (refereed to as his younger brothers) could not be with him for their performance. He phoned a couple of his friends, (referring to them as his big brothers), to see if they could help him out and happily they could. That night's trio consisted of McBride on bass, Benny Green on piano and Lewis Nash ...

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Hommage To Ella Fitzgerald at Moncalieri Jazz Festival

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The 20th edition of the Moncalieri Jazz Festival celebrated jazz masters that would have turned 100 in 2017: Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Italian composer Armado Trovajoli. The first tribute was dedicated to Ella with the “Blue Night of Jazz," which featured many concerts held in downtown Moncalieri as well as a main event in Piazza V. Emanuele II. First on the stage was the Italian singer Simona De Rosa, who ...