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ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call

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Peter Erskine is affable, engaging, and humorous. He, of course, is also one of the finest drummers of his generation. He has left his mark on the jazz and fusion world for nearly fifty years now. An icon, whose name is mentioned with the greats of all time, Erskine continues to gift us as he forges ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Summer Jazz and Fringe Jazz Fest in Copenhagen

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Summer Jazz & Fringe Jazz Fest
Various Venues
Copenhagen and Valby, Denmark
July 6-8, 2018

This year, Copenhagen Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary. It's a lot of years with a lot of music and the tendency has been unequivocal. The festival has been growing with new venues ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES
ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fabio Giachino: North Clouds

Read "North Clouds" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Fabio Giachino è senza ombra di dubbio un pianista dotato di eccezionali qualità musicali. Provvisto di una notevole tecnica, il suo tocco è muscolare, il timbro è lucente; la scorrevolezza del fraseggio -brillante, ricco di idee, sempre dotato di coerenza e pungente incisività -si esprime con decisione e perfetta aderenza alla sintassi mainstream di stampo afroamericana ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2014

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Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Copenhagen
July, 8-10, 2014

The ten-day Copenhagen Jazz Festival, with its 1,200 concerts, is maybe the largest of its kind in Europe. This number of concerts is the consequence of a unique concept. The core of the festival, with some international headliners, is a relatively small scale ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Valby Summer Jazz: Copenhagen, Denmark, July 6-13, 2013

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Valby Summer Jazz
Prøvehallen in Valby and The Betty Nansen Theatre
Copenhagen, Denmark
July 6-13, 2013

In a time of financial crisis, the solution to many festivals seems to be to cut down on the experimental budget and ambitions and focus on familiar names that are sure to attract a sizeable audience. While Valby ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Valby Summer Jazz Festival Reinvents Jazz In Copenhagen This July

Valby Summer Jazz Festival Reinvents Jazz In Copenhagen This July

In 2012, many stars such as Randy Brecker, Jim Hall and Lee Konitz gave lustre to Valby Summer Jazz. This year the festival once again strives to reinvent and introduce jazz music to new audiences in meetings between great jazz masters and some of the best classical acts, DJ’s, pop vocalists and crooners. Benjamin Koppel presents his ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Valby Summer Jazz 2012: Copenhagen, Denmark, July 6-15, 2012

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Valby Summer Jazz
Prøvehallen in Valby and The Betty Nansen Theatre
Copenhagen, Denmark
July 6-15, 2012

Good things tend to grow, at least when there's passion and dedication involved, and Valby Summer Jazz, which primarily takes place at the outskirts of Copenhagen in the suburb of Valby, is indeed a labor of love that ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Jakob Baekgaard's Best Danish Releases of 2010

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The Danish jazz scene has evolved tremendously during recent years. The recurring Copenhagen Jazz Festival is a testament to the strength of the Danish jazz scene and its ability to soak up influences from outside. Openness towards musical influences is also reflected in this year's harvest of the best Danish records, which often bring in American ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Benjamin Koppel: The Poetic Principle

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Benjamin Koppel è un sassofonista danese che a quindici anni forma la sua prima band, a diciotto incide il suo primo disco, oggi a trentatre anni vanta più di venti incisioni a suo nome, è il più premiato musicista danese della sua generazione oltre che il fondatore dell'etichetta Cowbell Music, ossia musica di qualità (jazz, crossover, classica o ...