Content by tag "Germany"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzdor Berlin 2019

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Kulturbrauerei, Kesselhaus
Jazzdor Berlin
Berlin
June 4-7, 2019

Jazzdor Berlin is one of the few truly, consistently and enduring European minded and spirited jazz festival events around—an initiative taken by Phillip Ochem, the artistic leader of the Strasbourg festival Jazzdor, more than a decade ago.

Long breath Unlike other ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Moers Festival Interviews: Marshall Allen

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The Sun Ra Arkestra are spending a lot of time on the road in recent months, and since this interview was conducted a few weeks ago, their saxophonist and musical leader Marshall Allen has celebrated his 95th birthday. Your scribe met with him following an opening night gig at the Liège jazzfest in Belgium. It was ...

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Tony Allen, Jeff Mills and Jean Philippe Dary at Cologne Philharmonie

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Tony Allen, Jeff Mills and Jean Philippe Dary
Cologne Philharmonie
Eight Bridges Festival
Cologne, Germany
May 11, 2019

The Eight Bridges Festival is an eclectic mix of provocative presentations taking place throughout Cologne. Concerts, dance and drama occur on typical stages or in unique urban locations. Spectators enjoy bands, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Moers Festival Interviews: Scatter The Atoms That Remain

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Scatter The Atoms That Remain are set to be quite possibly the most jazzed combo at this year's Moers Festival, in Germany, but this simply illustrates the high degree of unfaithfulness displayed by many of its attending artists towards the jazz tradition. There are a mass of Moersfest acts who possess some sort of jazz-rootedness, but ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Moers Festival Interviews: Anguish

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Anguish are born to be in Moers. This supergroup of the underbelly bleeds together from varying times, diverse sonic areas and different lands. Alternative New Jersey hip- hop roams into the realms of vintage Krautrock, causing distress during an inbreeding feast with the masters of free-Viking jazz. Two pairs of players apiece from Dälek and Fire! ...

ARTICLE: JUST FOR FUN

ECM Records Announces Change in Name, Direction

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European label turns its eye toward the future as EDM.

ECM Records will mark its golden anniversary with a defining change in direction, according to an announcement released today. After operating as Edition of Contemporary Music since its small-scale beginning in 1969, the eclectic European label has confirmed plans to adopt the new title ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Tom Kessler

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Tom began playing at an early age. His music lies in the intersection of conceptual composition and soulful improvisation. His work overlaps many genres such as jazz, free improvisation and the blues. Since 2008 he has been active in the jazz and improvisational music scene of Mexico, USA and Central America, working with musicans such as Gustavo Nandayapa, Brian Allen, Hans Glawischnig, Blair Latham, Gabriel Puentes, Tyler Mitchell, Pablo Aguirre, Elliott Levin, Adonis Rose and many others. From 2012 to 2018 he was a faculty member at the Jazz and popular music program at UNICACH in Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas

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Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science at Cologne Philharmonic

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Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science
Cologne Philharmonic
Cologne, Germany
January 26, 2019

When outspoken American artists perform before European crowds, it is always interesting for US expats to observe both the message and its reception, especially in today's politically charged era. In the case of Carrington and her colleagues' passionate ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Adam Claussen

Originally from Derry, New Hampshire, Adam is a graduate of the University of Miami Frost School of Music with a B.M. in Studio Music & Jazz.  Adam has accumulated over a decade of experience in music studying jazz through multiple mediums, including saxophone, piano, clarinet, flute, composition, arranging, and film music. At the Frost School of Music, Adam studied saxophone under Gary Keller.  He has performed with many ensembles at Frost, including the Downbeat Award-winning Concert Jazz Band, the Frost Septet, and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, as well as numerous other ensembles.  In addition to his studies with Professor Keller, Adam has studied composition with renowned composers Gary Lindsay, Martin Bejerano, and Stephen Guerra at the Frost School. In the summer of 2018, Adam spent a semester abroad studying jazz composition and German language at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, Germany.  Under the tutelage of Jesse Milliner and Claudius Valk, Adam deepened his knowledge of music greatly and brought back a new experimental mindset to Miami. Through ensembles at the University of Miami and other musical connections, Adam has shared the stage with the likes of Quincy Jones, Adam Rogers, Maria Schneider, Arturo Sandoval, and John Williams to name a few.  In 2019 and 2017, Adam was named the recipient of Student Downbeat Awards for his original compositions "Minor Conniption" and “All Bets Are Off” respectively, as well as the winner of the 2017 BMI William Golstein Scholarship for outstanding work in the field of jazz composition. In February 2019, Adam released his debut album as a bandleader, Arethusa Falls

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Cologne: Bastian Stein, Eivind Aarset & Danish Vibes

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The Bastian Stein Trio
The Loft
November 5, 2018

The Loft is indeed right at the top of its reasonably tall building, having many stairs to climb, but with jazz salvation found, once this effort is made. Improvisation and moderne composed music are also presented, plus there's a recording studio ...