Content by tag "France"

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Aurélien TOMASI

Based in Montreal, Aurélien TOMASI is an active reed player in Montreal scene

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Djala Michto At Ketje, Nice

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Djala Michto Quartet
Le Ketje
Nice, France
September 20, 2019

Manouche or Gypsy Jazz started when Django Reinhardt first heard American jazz musicians in France during the interwar years. Django blended gypsy tunes and his compositions with Swing rhythm. In jny:Paris his music reached a zenith in the Hot Club of ...

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Jazz In Marciac 2019

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Jazz In Marciac
Marciac, France
July 30, 2019 to August 4, 2019

How does a remote village in South West France end up hosting an international jazz festival for 42 years? The logistics come later, but the answers to most questions about Jazz in Marciac lie in the superb quality ...

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Nice Jazz Festival 2019

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Nice Jazz Festival
Théâtre de Verdure
Nice, France
July 16-20, 2019

Sebastien Vidal, the artistic director of the Nice Jazz Festival, expressed his goals for 2019 as diversity and inclusivity. The Festival takes place in the center of the city, near a tram line station. They welcomed forty ...

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Jazz At Juan 2019

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Jazz at Juan
Opening Weekend
Juan Les Pins, South of France
July 12-21, 2019

Jazz at Juan-Les-Pins has always been the boutique quality jazz festival of the South of France. The stage beside the blue Mediterranean Sea, was open-backed leaving a view through to the sunset over the Bay of Angels. ...

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The Nice Jazz Orchestra At The Opera House

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The Nice Jazz Orchestra
The Opera House
La Route du Jazz
Nice, France
June 19, 2019

Jazz arrived in France at the end of the First World War. A band of the 15th regiment, New York National Guard toured France extensively under the baton of James Reese Europe, playing formal ...

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Frédéric Gomes at les Deux Moulins

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Frédéric Gomes
les Deux Moulins
Paris / Montmartre
June 13, 2019

To the right of the famous Moulin Rouge dinner show theatre in jny: Paris, a narrow cobbled street rises towards Montmartre. It is rue Lepic, where Les Deux Moulins (the two windmills) is situated. It appears as ...

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Remi Toulon With Gilles Rea At Chez Papa

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Chez Papa
Remi Toulon & Gilles Rea
Paris
June 7, 2019

Chez Papa in St Germain des Prés, jny: Paris, is deep in the heart of the Latin Quarter, now one of the most expensive areas in the city. It has an air of 1960s Paris jazz clubs complete with visitor's ...

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Catherine Farhi: Finding Home in the New Morning

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What do an iconic Paris jazz club, the Arabic language and the Egyptian Surrealist movement have in common?

The answer sat in a Montmartre flat in the heights of Paris, surrounded by plants and books and wearing a long royal blue spring dress. Catherine Farhi is all these things at once, and more.