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Jazz Migration 2018

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Le Dynamo-Banlieu Bleue
Jazz Migration
Paris
December 3, 2018

Selection/support of talent Jazz Migration started in 2002 to foster, accompany and support the professional career of selected young talent in jazz. Coaching is an important aspect of it and at the core stands the organization and procurement of concerts, nationally and internationally, ...

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Stephane Querry

Stephane Querry (Pianist and composer) Stephane starts piano at age eleven. After studying in different music schools, he has been in the classical piano scholarship of Michel Prady, and he has been luckily enough to selected inside the prestigious professional classroom of France Clidat (at the “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris”) for 4 years (1999-2003), where he developed his technique in classical music. He starts learning Jazz (Harmony, Piano improvisation, band formation and rhythm) in the David Patrois Classroom in the musical conservatory of the 5th district of Paris, and also in other various classrooms (Jean-Christophe Dorchies for example). Very attracted by music writing, he composed a post romantic piano concerto and several classical transcriptions for trio, as well as Jazz songs.

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Jazz Sur Son 31 2018

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October 5th marked the start of the 2018 edition of Jazz Sur Son 31 in jny:Toulouse and its neighbouring towns. If jazz is part of Toulouse's DNA, a good reminder of this comes from the legacy of one the city's most popular artists, the singer Claude Nougaro who immortalised his hometown in the ballad “O Toulouse." ...

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Axel Rigaud

Combining analog synthesizers and live wind instruments, Axel Rigaud constructs overwhelming soundscapes, plunging the listener into a hybrid musical universe where electronic and acoustic mediums effortlessly mesh as one. Starting in music at the ripe age of 6, Axel Rigaud began his saxophone studies at the Châlons Conservatory in the Champagne region. 20 years later, he graduated from the Paris Conservatory. For him, performing live implies taking risks, therefore his live performances always leave a major part to improvisation. Thus, his audiences become bathed in a swirl of electro-acoustic sounds which is always original and unique

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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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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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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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Dot Time Records Announce "Interplay," An Exciting New Album From The François Moutin/Kavita Shah Duo

Dot Time Records Announce "Interplay," An Exciting New Album  From The François Moutin/Kavita Shah Duo

Interplay is a meeting of minds and spirits, one that embraces virtuosity, spontaneity, and lyricism through a repertoire of standards and original music adapted to the unique instrumentation of acoustic bass and voice. It features 11 tracks recorded at Sear Sound Studios in New York and Studio le Meudon in jny: Paris. Kavita Shah and François ...

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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 ...