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Memories of Woodstock: Joan Baez at Jazz in Marciac 2018

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If you're a jazz fan, you'll almost certainly have heard of Marciac. But if it's the first time you're going there, and you don't know much about the place, you may well experience some confusion. If you've flown in, you're most likely driving over from jny:Toulouse, the nearest airport. You've prepared your GPS and entered in ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Two on Umlaut Records with bassist Sébastien Beliah

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The Paris-based double-bassist and composer Sébastien Beliah has quite a history, being in smaller ensembles such as Wark (alongside alto saxophonist Marc Baron, tenor saxophonist Antoine Daures and percussionist Guillaume Dommartin), R.Mutt (with alto saxophonist Pierre-Antoine Badaroux and percussionist Antonin Gerbal) and Un Poco Loco (with tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Geoffroy Grombone and trombonist Fidel Fourneyron), and also ...

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Nice Jazz Festival 2018

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Nice Jazz Festival
Nice, France
July 16-21, 2018

The 2018 Nice festival started like a damp squib when a crashing, flashing thunderstorm hit the city an hour before the opening. The ensuing deluge made the stages and electrics unsafe. With no chance of rescheduling, most musicians left town for their ...

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Hot Sugar at Jazz Cafe Montparnasse

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Hot Sugar
Jazz Cafe, Montparnase
Paris
July 11, 2018

Montparsnasse is an area of Paris' 14th arrondissement, once famous for thinkers and artists who lingered over a coffee and talked into the night on the terraces of the famous Dome and Cupole cafes. There was some hard-driving swing ...

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Alexis Tcholakian

ALEXIS TCHOLAKIAN - JAZZ PIANIST & COMPOSER Alexis, born in Paris in 1969, is a pianist currently residing in France where he has enjoyed a fair amount of notoriety over the past decade. He studied classical piano, until his teen years, with Huguette Agédérian (concert pianist / first prize of the Académie Marguerite Long). In 1990, he won a scholarship to study jazz at the famous « Berklee College of Music » in Boston. Back in France, he developed his jazz playing with the well known jazz master Bernard Maury, friend of Bill Evans and Michel Petrucciani. Alexis Tcholakian has played in many venues in France, England, Germany, Switzerland, Morocco, Algéria, and often plays in Parisians jazz clubs (Petit Opportun, Sunset, Sunside, Petit Journal Montparnasse, Jazz Act, Caveau des Légendes, 7 Lézards, Opus Café, Franc-Pinot, Archipel …) Alexis is also a sideman for many jazz singers in France. Under his own name he has recorded 4 different trio CD's ; released in 1996, 1998, 2004 and 2011, a solo piano CD « Search for Peace » released in april 2008, a solo piano DVD « Self portrait » (2008) and a Trio DVD « Play Time » (2010). His lastest Trio CD « POETIC MEMORY Live @ The Sunside », was recorded live at the famous Sunside Jazz Club in Paris (released in november 2011 - Label : Aphrodite Records). ​ New recording Alexis Tcholakian Trio "INNER VOICE" Vol

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Nice Jazz Festival and Jazz at Juan les Pins 2018

Nice Jazz Festival and Jazz at Juan les Pins 2018

The Cote d'Azur, France's legendary playground, celebrated the first jazz festival 70 years ago but the concept did not become an annual event until the early 1970s. Set beside the impossibly blue Mediterranean, jazz festivals are celebrated all along the coast from Cannes to Monte Carlo. Here we look at two major events in July, Nice ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Noise Of Rose Creation Presents TenGanG's New "Fusic-Jazz-Funk" A Cappella Album

Noise Of Rose Creation Presents TenGanG's New "Fusic-Jazz-Funk" A Cappella Album

TenGanG is a Cameroonian artist (singer, guitarist, songwriter) living in France. He is inspired by all the music of the world, but he makes albums in distinct styles, either based on progressive rock, or based on Jazz, which is very rare, if not unique. TenGanG's previous album Symphony Of Noise In French Troubled Waters with guest singers, ...

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French Connections - The Jazzdor Experience

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Jazzdor is a French festival with two annual editions. The main part is held in the Strasbourg area (France) in November and the other one in Berlin (Germany) in June. Both editions present a considerable number of bilateral and multilateral collaborations; an essential part of the festival's philosophy and policy.

The Strasbourg festival is ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Hear Palmer 2016 Featuring the Archie Shepp Quartet

Hear Palmer 2016 Featuring the Archie Shepp Quartet

Music in the Cellar, Music in the Soil It’s Château Palmer’s secret garden, in the shadow of its vineyards, at the heart of its village: the winery. It’s here, in the spring, that the year’s assemblages are expressed for the first time… in music. For, although these primeurs may certainly be tasted, they may also be heard. ...