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NEWS: FESTIVAL

Lineup Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 17th Edition June 22-30: Nine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events

Lineup Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 17th Edition June 22-30: Nine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the complete lineup for the festival’s 17th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 22 to June 30 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 300-plus shows at 20 venues. The 2018 Festival is presented in three series — ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Torben Waldorff Celebrates 10 Years Of ArtistShare And Submission For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Torben Waldorff Celebrates 10 Years Of ArtistShare And Submission For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Torben Waldorff celebrates 10 years of music making on ArtistShare and his fifth Project, Holiday on Fire. The recording features Torben’s intricate original compositions written specifically for his incredible band of top-notch players, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, drummer Johnathan Blake, bassist Drew Gress and pianist Maggi Olin. Recorded on “holiday” in New York City, the band is on fire. Listen ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2017

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

Part 1 | Part 2

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2017
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 3, 2017

It's always a thrill to return to Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (FIJM). Deemed the biggest jazz festival in the world by the Guinness World Book of Records, it only ...

Torben Waldorff: Holiday On Fire

Read "Holiday On Fire" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Two impressions stick in the mind after a couple of spins of guitarist Torben Waldorff's Holiday On Fire: one--he rips like a rock star; and two--the band he has put together  has a sharply distinctive, modern, maybe even futuristic sound. The rock star aspect: not a surprise, for a musician whose introduction to the art began ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Igor Osypov Quintet: I

Read "I" reviewed by Dave Wayne

A native of Ukraine currently studying at Jazz Institute Berlin under Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitarist Igor Osypov was initially drawn to the guitar as a pre-teen via rock and punk-rock. Osypov's debut album I is, on the surface, the type of sunny, moderately complex, indie-rock inflected jazz that's the stock-in-trade of guys like Brian Blade, David Binney, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 7-9

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 7-9" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-2 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-9

Anat Fort / Susanna
Torben Waldorff Wah Wah / Norma WInstone
Partisans
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 20-July 1, 2014

For the last three days in Ottawa before heading to Montréal for five days of the Festival ...

David's Angels: What It Seems

Read "What It Seems" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

David's Angels creates stimulating sonic landscapes out of a unique fusion of various genres. Although electric bassist David Carlsson is the nominal leader of this innovative Danish-Swedish quartet and the producer of its second release, What It Seems, the album's signature sound is built around singer Sofie Norling's haunting delivery and incandescent tone. Norling not only ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Torben Waldorff: Wah-Wah

Read "Wah-Wah" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Danish guitarist Torben Waldorff's sixth album as a leader is a collection of elegant, subtle and intensely melodic compositions that simultaneously sound innovative and accessible. Wah-Wah is also his first without a saxophonist, leaving him alone in the frontline. His, long and satisfying solos are often tinted in muted colors as his intricate improvisations remain within ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Torben Waldorff: Wah-Wah

Read "Wah-Wah" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Danish-born, Sweden-based guitarist Torben Waldorff takes the leading role on Wah-Wah as main soloist, putting his melodic integrity, and a natural leadership that stresses tight group interplay, up front. All his original compositions feature the guitarist's gift for structuring engaging melodies with rich and sophisticated harmonic patterns and tasteful and economic solos, all varied in moods ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Torben Waldorff: Wah-Wah

Read "Wah-Wah" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Guitarist/composer Torben Waldorff has released a number of penetrating recordings, including 2008's Afterburn and 2010's American Rock Beauty , both on the musician-driven ArtistShare label. They are shaded with top-notch musicianship, fresh perspectives, and one elusive quality: the art of being copacetic, where the music evokes a sense of cool that's not just defined by chops ...