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Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival 2018

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Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival
Cormons, Collio friulano e Brda slovena
Teatro Comunale, varie sedi in cantine e sale
24-28.10.2018

Superato lo scorso anno il traguardo delle venti edizioni, il Jazz&Wine of Peace 2018 non ha abbassato l'asticella, proseguendo nel suo progetto che coniuga altissimo livello dei concerti, varietà stilistica ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Livio Minafra - pianista diversamente abile

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Spesso, intervistando gli amici jazzisti, mi sono reso conto che parlano come suonano: le concatenazioni del loro linguaggio, la coloritura dei termini, le digressioni, la ponderatezza o la spontaneità delle considerazioni rappresentano la trasposizione in parole del loro mondo musicale. E questo è del tutto naturale e comprensibile perché una forte personalità nell'esternarsi si esprime sempre ...

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Internationales Jazz Festival Münster 2017

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Theater Münster
Münster, Germany
Internationales Jazz Festival 2017
January 6-8, 2017

Münster, city of 300,000 inhabitants, situated in the northern part of German state North Rhine-Westphalia, with 18 million inhabitants the most populous state of Germany, has an ambitious biannual jazz festival now in its 27th year. The northern part of ...

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Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2016

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
July 3-7, 2016

In many ways, the front of one of the festival's new T-Shirt designs said it all:

swing
blues
soul
improvisation
latin
gospel
R 'n' B
crossroads
silence
groove
world ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Renaud Garcia-Fons: Beyond The Double Bass

Read "Beyond The Double Bass" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's often tempting for musicians to project limitations onto an instrument, but in truth, the instrument rarely deserves blame; an instrument, after all, is simply an inanimate object, so it's up to the player to further, extend, and broaden its reach. Musicians looking to do so must master and move beyond standard technique and the stylistic ...

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Renaud Garcia-Fons: Beyond The Double Bass

Read "Beyond The Double Bass" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The double bass. Everyone knows the double bass--it goes “boom, boom, boom." Sometimes, to paraphrase Sophia Loren, it goes “boom, boody, boom." In the hands of a virtuoso it does so much more than that: it has passion, dynamism, emotion and the power to move the soul. Renaud Garcia-Fons is such a virtuoso and Beyond The ...

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Jean-Louis Matinier / Marco Ambrosini: Inventio

Read "Inventio" reviewed by John Kelman

By this point heading for longstanding status with ECM Records, it's always intriguing to follow an artist through the label's discography, as one relationship seems to lead, inevitably, to another. While French accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier made his first appearance with the label on fellow Frenchman Louis Sclavis' Dans La Nuit (2000), it was his tenure with ...

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Renaud Garcia-Fons: Solo: The Marcevol Concert

Read "Solo: The Marcevol Concert" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In the hands of even the most accomplished professionals, the bass is but a single instrument which happens to serve a few purposes; in the hands of Renaud Garcia-Fons, the bass is a world unto itself. On Solo: The Marcevol Concert, Garcia-Fons demonstrates his singular approach to the instrument on a program of music that's both ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Roberto Fonseca, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Daniel Humair, Michel Portal & Vincent Peirani perform at Souillac Jazz Festival this July

Roberto Fonseca, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Daniel Humair, Michel Portal & Vincent Peirani perform at Souillac Jazz Festival this July

The new jazz generation converges with its Afro-American roots this year at the Souillac Jazz Festival in southwest France, to be held from 15 to 21 July. SIX EVENING CONCERTS 16 July The Trio d'en bas will stage an entertaining and unusual spectacle in the Grottes de Lacave. 18 July The drummer Daniel Humair will lead his “Sweet & Sour” Quartet ...

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33rd Edition of Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Once again, it is clear that quality and diversity will reign supreme at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, as we prepare to celebrate a 33rd edition. Fans can already start filling in their summer calendars with some of the greatest names on Planet Jazz, discover ...