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Meet Davis Wilson

Read "Meet Davis Wilson" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Jeopardy contestant, amateur pianist, dance teacher, actor, sailor, postal worker, our July Super Fan has lived all over the place and done it all. Now based in St. Paul, Minnesota, he met “zillions of artists" as keeper of the flame at the old Artists' Quarter jazz club. But he stumbled upon one of the most memorable ...

Hakon Skogstad: Two Hands To Tango

Read "Two Hands To Tango" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Frank Zappa, guitarist/composer/provocateur, once called the tango the dance of unbridled passion. This from the stage in his introduction to a tango music performance. It was one tune in a madcap Mothers of Invention concert. He had something there. In its beginnings--in the late nineteenth century--the dance and the music that accompanied the tango steamed up ...

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Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Mark Holston

Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 15-20, 2017

Mid November in Buenos Aires is a special time of the year. True to the meaning of the city's name, the air is crisp and fresh and blossoming jacaranda trees bathe the greater metropolitan area in a dazzling shower of purple ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Hiromi and Edmar Castaneda at Blue Note Milano

Read "Hiromi and Edmar Castaneda at Blue Note Milano" reviewed by Carlo Mogavero

The Hiromi and Edmar Castaneda duo delivered an exciting performance at the completely sold out Blue Note Milan Jazz club on October 7, 2017. As usual, Hiromi dazzled with her display of energy and virtuosity, at times simulating double bass lines to back Castaneda's playing. Among the highlights of the evening was a remarkable rendition of ...

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Take Five with Jose Negroni

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About Jose Negroni
Born and raised on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, is where Jose Negroni leader and founder of NEGRONI's TRIO commenced his humble beginnings. Pianist, composer and arranger of outstanding magical creativity, Jose Negroni talentedly combines his original classical style with tantalizing fusions of jazz and Latin rhythms. His group, NEGRONI's ...

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ELBJAZZ 2017

Read "ELBJAZZ 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

ELBJAZZ 2017
Blohm and Voss/various venues
Hamburg, Germany
June 2-3, 2017

Although Gregory Porter was the marquee name at the sixth edition of Elbjazz, with a strong supporting cast including Joshua Redman, Jan Garbarek, Hildegard Lernt Fliegen and Youn Sun Nah, the real star of the show was the spectacular festival ...

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L'Ahn Trio al Museo Marini di Firenze

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Ahn Trio
Firenze
Museo Marini
27.04.2017

È partito da Firenze il tour europeo dell'Ahn Trio, formazione in brillante equilibrio tra vari generi musicali, composta da tre sorelle sud coreane da oltre trent'anni residenti a New York e fresca della realizzazione del nuovo album, Blue, dal quale proviene parte del programma della ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Danish Bassist/Composer Torben Westergaard Releases "Tangofied III"

Danish Bassist/Composer Torben Westergaard Releases "Tangofied III"

The creative process leading to a particular product often first reveals itself afterward, i.e. when it has occurred. From the outcome, it all of a sudden becomes clearer in which way causalities led to the result. I had in no way planned that the Tangofied releases should end up as a trilogy. It just happened that ...

Gianni Iorio/Pasquale Stafano: Nocturno

Read "Nocturno" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Nocturno pairs Italian bandoneon virtuoso Gianni Iorio with pianist Pasquale Stafano in a program consisting largely of Argentine tango that is sure to delight fans of the genre. Despite the title, sunshine abounds, although to be sure, there's enough late-night passion in the three Astor Piazzolla selections to satisfy those hungering for it. Of these, the ...

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Roma Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Roma Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Roma Jazz Festival 2016
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Roma
8-23.11.2016

Edizione importante per il festival jazz romano che festeggia i 40 anni nella sede ormai stabile dell'Auditorium Parco della Musica, dove si sono svolte le ultime 12 edizioni. Il programma della rassegna è stato molto vario, con proposte per tutti i ...