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Alessandro Sgobbio

b. 1982, Alessandro is an Italian pianist, composer and improviser. He has released 9 albums as a band leader, co-leader, composer and producer. His co-led project “Pericopes” has won the 1st Prizes “Umbria Jazz Festival” and “Padova Carrarese” (6 albums, over 150 concerts around Europe, USA and China). Mentioned in the young-new-jazz-talents list by the Italian “Musica Jazz” Magazine, he has been selected for the “Martial Solal Piano Competition” in Paris. Alessandro leads an Oslo-based electroacoustic project called “Silent Fires” (featuring Karoline Wallace, Hilde Marie Holsen and Håkon Aase), which is going to release its new album Forests (AMP Records) on December 6, 2019. “Fascinating compositions

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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 ...

Céline Rudolph

Vocalist and composer Céline Rudolph glides between Berlin, São Paulo, Paris and New York, between tongues and genres, always landing in the very heart of music. „Music is like breathing, it was there ever since I could remember“ Céline Rudolph says and recollects how her father always played a break when jamming on the guitar, so that there was a space for his children to create improvised lines or percussive fills. Born in Berlin and raised with her parents’ rich record collection, the daughter of a Frenchwoman from Bordeaux and a cosmopolitan musical enthusiast from Berlin, started singing along with an LP from João Gilberto performing the Brazilian classic “Rosa Morena” to an LP at the age of five

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Manuel Rocheman

Manuel Rocheman comes from a family of musicians. On his mother’s side, his grandmother is a piano teacher, his grandfather a flautist, his mother plays cello and viola and his aunt the violin. His father, Lionel Rocheman (guitarist and actor), created the “Hootenanny” at the American Center in Paris, where performers came from around the world. As a 10 year old his brother gave him a wonderful record of Oscar Peterson playing solo (it was ‘Tracks’); Manuel already had his own track-record of four years of piano. Listening to the Canadian virtuoso gave him a great feeling of freedom and made him want to go down the same road

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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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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.