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NYC Winter Jazzfest 2019: Captures the Magic of Old and New

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Winter Jazzfest (NYCWJF) took New York City by storm, kicking off its 15th year with award-winning artists Bilal and Meshell Ndegeocello at (Le) Poisson Rouge (LPR). The energy at LPR was invigorating and truly indicative of what NYCWJF is all about. Bilal's performance was rousing and eclectic, opening up the space for what evolved into a surreal experience. Meshell's set re-envisioned a cohort of Prince classics ignited by Deatoni Parks' cleverly balanced avant-garde mixing and drumming that paired effortlessly with ...

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23rd Punta Del Este Jazz Festival In Uruguay (Fourth Night)

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On January 6, the fourth and final night of the 23rd Punta del Este Jazz Festival in Uruguay featured pianist Aaron Diehl's trio including bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Quincy Davis as well as the duo of vocalist Nnenna Freelon and guitarist Chico Pinheiro. Alto saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera also presented The Music of Chick Corea with Gary Smulyan on baritone saxophone, Diego Urcola playing trumpet, Alex Brown on piano, Oscar Stagnaro on bass and Mark Walker at the ...

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23th Punta del Este Jazz in Uruguay (first night)

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Photographs from the first night of the 23rd version of the Jazz Festival of Punta del Este in Uruguay. Performances by Amigos de El Sosiego (The Music of Lee Morgan) with David Feldman: piano; Popo Romano: double bass; Pipi Piazzolla: drums; Nicolás Mora: guitar; Diego Urcola: trumpet with Alex Brown: violin; Jessé Sadoc: trumpet. The Al Foster Cuarteto with Adam Birnbaum: piano; Doug Weiss: double bass; Chris Potter: saxophone; Al Foster: drums. And the Johnny O'Neal Trío. Mark Lewandowski: double ...

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Moncalieri Jazz Festival's Closing Concert

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The closing concert of 2018 Moncalieri Jazz Festival on November 25 at the RAI Auditorium in Turin was dedicated to Nelson Mandela, honoring the former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner's hundredth birthday. This festival has been running since 2000 in the town of Moncalieri, right outside of Turin, Italy. This festival featured the premiere of Stefano Fonzi's composition “Madibla," with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra under the composer's direction. Trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso and saxophonist Rosario Giuliani also ...

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Festival Internacional Gypsy Swing, Chile

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Now in its tenth year, on December 7 the Festival Internacional Gypsy Swing Django Reinhardt in Santiago, Chile featured an extensive roster of local artists. The Cultural Center of Spain in the Chilean capital once again welcomed a large audience that enjoyed the music of renowned jazz groups including Swing Song Bossa with Natalia Ramírez, Federico Dannemann, Milton Russel, and Marcelo Salinas, the Flash Trio of Nelson Vera, Gonzalo Ostornol, and Tomás Reyes, Thais Marie Antonie's trio with ...

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The 8th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival

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This summer sizzled with jazz at The 8th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival in High Point, North Carolina. The John Coltrane Youth Jazz Workshop Band led by Wally West kicked off the festival on Saturday, September 1, followed by the North Carolina Coltrane All-Star Band, Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, legendary guitarist Lee Ritenour, and headliner Gregory Porter. On Sunday, the lineup featured Jackie Venson, Michelle Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane, vocalist Dianne Reeves, ...

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