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Marcus Klossek

A Telecaster, saxophone, bass and drums is all that is needed to bring the brand new songs of guitarist Marcus Klossek to sound! Marcus Klossek is an established member of Berlin‘s jazz scene who knows how to get to the point with his Electric Trio. His new album "Taken From The Skies" (Unit Records), this time strengthend by the saxophone of Finn Wiesner, is inviting and open, energetic and cool. A sound-set Heist-Movie, it describes the planning, preparation and performance of the musical coup. There are numerous ways to tell stories; from mouth to mouth, recited and sung, through the written word, carved in stone, penciled with quill and ink, thrown by an artist colourfully onto canvas… Marcus Klossek reaches for his guitar, and we listen spellbound to the rhythms and melodies that he and his Electric Trio develop in front of us

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Dag Magnus Narvesen

Dag Magnus Søyland Narvesen is born in Stavanger, Norway. He studied drums at the jazz department at the University of Stavanger (2003-2006), with Per Oddvar Johansen and Stein Inge Brækhus, and at the jazz department at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in Trondheim, Norway (2007-2008), with Tor Haugerud, Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk and Eirik Hegdal. Dag Magnus Narvesen has since 2005 been a part of Kitchen Orchestra, an improvisation- and contemporary music collective based in Stavanger. He was also involved in the administrative aspects of the orchestra for some years. Apart from that, Dag Magnus Narvesen has been and is involved in many projects, such as Gunhild Seim's Time Jungle, Sasquatch, DaMaNa - Dag Magnus Narvesen octet and a number of other projects involving musicians such as Alexander von Schlippenbach, Johannes Bauer, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Mike Majkowski, Chris Heenan, Klaus Ellerhusen Holm, Stine Motland, Øyvind Storesund and many others.

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Jazzdor Berlin

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Kulturbrauerei (Prenzlauer Berg)
Jazzdor Berlin
June 5-8, 2018

Jazzdor Berlin is a satellite of the Jazzdor Festival of Strasbourg founded 31 years ago. This year's 12th edition of the Franco-German festival held as usual at Kulturbrauerei, an abandoned brewery in Berlin borough Prenzlauer Berg, presented 11 groups with 40 musicians during four ...

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Tal Arditi

Tal Arditi (born in 1998) Guitarist and composer from Israel. Recognised as a young guitar prodigy , Tal started to study in the prestige ”Jazz institute” program, by ”Rimon Music University” when he was only 16. in the age of 18, he graduated from ”Rimon” sucsessfully with a Jazz Diploma, and decided to move to Berlin. In Berlin he quickly became one of the most wanted players in the local and international Jazz scene, and started to play regularly in clubs and festivals all over Europe. In 2017 he was a finalist in ”Conad Jazz Competition” and preformed in ”Umbria Jazz Festival” With his one trio. In June 2018 , Tal has been chosen to participate in the prestige jazz programme ”Betty Carter Jazz Ahead” in Washington DC. in February 2018, Tal recorded his debut album ”Portrait”, live at ”A-Trane” jazz club, together with Andreas Lang on Bass and Tobias Backhuse on Drums. The idea behind the name ”Portrait” is, That the concert in ”A-Trane” was a portrait of Tal’s life until that point

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Danil Zverkhanovsky

Born in 1994 in Kyiv, Danil Zverkhanovsky has been studying music for the last decade, focusing on guitar and improvisation. After graduating from a music college in Kyiv he has moved to Austria to study at the University of Arts Graz and eventually relocated to Berlin. He completed his bachelor studies at the Jazz Institute Berlin, with Kurt Rosenwinkel and Greg Cohen among his teachers. Danil is a prize-winner of MM Jazzfestival 2013 and a semi-finalist of the Montreux Jazz Electric Guitar Competition 2013 and Riga Jazz Stage 2017. Danil's music is a result of the search for an original language that suits modern environment.

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Lionel Loueke Trio at A-Trane

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Lionel Loueke Trio
A-Trane
Berlin, Germany
February 22, 2018

How Beninese guitar-virtuoso Lionel Loueke manages to find the time for the multitude of projects he is involved in year after year remains puzzling. Already featured on Chick Corea and Steve Gadd's 2018 release Chinese Butterfly and Czech saxophonist Lubos Soukup's Zembe, ...

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Berlin Jazzfest 2017

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Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Jazzfest Berlin
Berlin
November 4-5, 2017

This year it was the last edition of Berlin Jazzfest under the aegis of British artistic director Richard Williams. With its “In All Languages" adage running through the six-day program as red thread, the festival still had promising ...

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Sven-Åke Johansson's Blue For A Moment

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Sven-Åke Johansson
Blue for a Moment
NI VU NI CONNU
2017

In conjunction with the film of the same name, the LP boxset Blue for a Moment was prepared as a limited release (250 signed copies) of Swedish musician Sven-Åke Johansson's music. It is in no way a complete retrospective. ...

Kurt Rosenwinkel: Caipirinhas and Constellations

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"It's the busiest I've ever been," Kurt Rosenwinkel happily declares during a rare week of down time at home in jny: Berlin between tour legs. This would seem like quite a statement for someone established as a jack of many trades--luminary guitarist, music teacher, technological experimentalist and bandleader in several genre-hopping ensembles. These recent months have ...

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Niculin Janett Quartet Featuring Rich Perry: No Parking Any Time

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I was beginning to wonder if there were any “blowing sessions" recorded today that did not sound so blatantly contrived. From Berlin comes such a recording by Swiss alto saxophonist Niculin Janett and his quartet. No Parking Anytime features New York City tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, whose own recent Organique (Steeplechase, 2016), with Gary Versace (Hammond ...