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Athens Aqua Jazz Festival 2018

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Athens Aqua Jazz Festival
Athens, Greece
July 9-12 2018

Jazz, like many other things, lives a precarious life in post-crisis Greece. Despite a widespread talent, as demonstrated by the numerous jazz musicians from Greece who live and record abroad and overseas, the jazz scene in Greece is fragmented and much ...

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Lello Molinari Quartet at Regatta Bar

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Lello Molinari Quartet
Regatta Bar
Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 1, 2018

During the creation of Lello Molinari's current release Lello's Italian Job, Vol. 2(March, 2018) the renown jazz bassist was intentionally stepping back to his roots of southern Italy, specifically Naples--which he left in 1986 to study at the Berklee College of ...

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Berklee Students Bring Music Therapy And Jazz Workshops To Panama And Perform With Wayne Shorter

Berklee Students Bring Music Therapy And Jazz Workshops To Panama And Perform With Wayne Shorter

Danilo Perez, president of the Danilo Pérez Foundation and artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), and Patricia Zarate, executive director of Panama Jazz Productions and founder of the Latin American Music Therapy Symposium, are bringing students from the BGJI and Berklee’s music therapy program to Panama City, Panama, to work with the Foundation ...

Eddie Gomez: Per Sempre

Read "Per Sempre" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Taken as a cohesive statement--a one-hour piece of art in a world of downloads and diminishing attention spans--bassist Eddie Gomez's Per Sempre stands out, with the minor and enviable disadvantage of opening with the set's loveliest tune, “Arianna." Good news/good news: the rest of this superb outing is just a notch--a small one--below that level of ...

Eddie Gomez: Per Sempre

Read "Per Sempre" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Bassist Eddie Gomez has never received the attention he deserves as a leader. While that's largely due to the fact that he spends so much time making other people sound better, the reason isn't important; it's an injustice, regardless of the cause. His pliant and flexible bass has been the binding agent and rhythmic-melodic-harmonic go-between responsible ...

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New Marco Pignataro album a tribute to 6-year-old daughter with serious heart defect

New Marco Pignataro album a tribute to 6-year-old daughter with serious heart defect

The title of saxophonist Marco Pignataro's new album, Sofia's Heart, has a literal meaning. The record is named after Pignataro's 6-year-old daughter Sofia, who is born with a heart defect often linked to children with Down Syndrome like herself. The stress and gripping fear of seeing his young child undergo three open-heart surgeries is felt throughout ...

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Student Ensemble and Martial Solal: Philadelphia, April 9, 2011

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute/ Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University
Martial Solal
Perelman Theater,
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts,
Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, April 9, 2011

This was the final concert of the 2010-2011 season of the popular Jazz Up Close series, celebrating the legendary Thelonious Monk, organized ...

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Acclaimed Author Robin D.G. Kelley Lectures on "The 'Un-Years': Thelonious Monk in the 1950s" at the Kimmel Center

Acclaimed Author Robin D.G. Kelley Lectures on "The 'Un-Years': Thelonious Monk in the 1950s" at the Kimmel Center

On April 9, 2011, at the initiation of All About Jazz writer Vic Schermer, Robin Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original visited Philadelphia and delivered a lecture on Monk. Kelley's 60 minute talk focused on a turbulent period in Monk's life—the 1950s—when his music was misunderstood, and he also ...