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Take Five with Mika Stoltzman

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About Mika Stoltzman

Mika Stoltzman has been described as a “Japanese Marimba Maestro," by Time Out New York. All About Jazz raves, “Mika Stoltzman is beyond category, to use Duke Ellington's signature compliment." Mika has toured to 19 countries and 65 cities around the world. She has performed nine times at Carnegie Hall (Zankel ...

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Anat Cohen Tentet at SFJAZZ

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Anat Cohen Tentet
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA
May 19, 2019

Swinging one moment, meditative the next. That typifies the style of clarinetist Anat Cohen. A native of jny: Tel Aviv, the 39-year-old Cohen studied at Berklee School of Music in jny: Boston before moving to jny: New York City. Over ...

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Servillo, Mangalavite, Girotto all’Ah-Um Milano Jazz Festival

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Peppe Servillo-Natalio Mangalavite-Javier Girotto
Ah-Um Milano Jazz Festival-XVII Edizione
Teatro Fontana
Milano
16.5.2019

Correva l'anno 2000 quando l'Ah-Um Milano Jazz Festival muoveva i suoi primi passi come vetrina della scena jazzistica avant in un teatro di periferia. Bei tempi! Ma allora il pubblico milanese era più aperto a certe ...

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Belgrade Jazz Festival 2018

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Belgrade Jazz Festival
Dom Omladine/Kombank Dvorana
Belgrade, Serbia
October 25-29, 2018

The 34th edition of the Belgrade Jazz Festival maintained its exciting strategy of diverse programming, from Kurt Elling to The Thing, Marc Ribot to Bobby Shew, Cortex down to The Necks. That's already an enticing blend of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Ahn-definable: the Eclectic Artistry of the Ahn Trio

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An eclectic trio whose restless musical curiosity is second only to their virtuosity, the Ahn Trio revel in breaking the rigid boundaries of the classical world. The Juilliard-trained sisters (Lucia, piano; Angella, violin; Maria, cello) have a rock-star attitude matched by a compelling sound that is immediately recognizable no matter whether they are interpreting the music ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble: The Lullaby Project

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The five profound and picturesque lullabies on Brazilian-born, Massachusetts-based composer-arranger Felipe Salles' new CD, The Lullaby Project, are followed by three tango-inspired themes whose texture mirrors the bright and rhythmic musical landscape of his native country and southern neighbor Argentina. Salles' concepts are brought vividly to life by the nineteen-piece Interconnections Ensemble which has no trouble ...

Meet Davis Wilson

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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 ...

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Hakon Skogstad: Two Hands To Tango

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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

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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

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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 ...