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Penang Island Jazz Festival 2016

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12 + 1 Penang Island Jazz Festival
Bayview Beach Resort/Various Venues
jny: Penang, Malaysia
December 1-4, 2016

A tongue-in-cheek marketing ploy, or fear of inviting disaster? The Malaysians are doubtless no more or no less suspicious than folk in most places, but the organizers of the 12th + 1 Penang Island ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz Finland Festival / European Jazz Conference 2014

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Jazz Finland Festival/European Jazz Conference
Hotel Crowne Plaza/Various Venues
jny: Helsinki, Finland
September 18-21, 2014

When the steamship RMS Andania docked in the port of Helsinki in 1926 it unloaded more than just cargo. The American jazz group the Andania Yankees that disembarked stayed for two months and effectively kick-started ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Penang Island Jazz Festival Celebrates 10 Years With Great Line-up

Penang Island Jazz Festival Celebrates 10 Years With Great Line-up

It’s celebration time for the Penang Island Jazz Festival as it celebrates its 10th anniversary from December 5-8 with an exciting line-up of local and international jazz acts. There’s a little of something for just about everyone at The Bayview Beach Resort Gardens in Batu Ferringhi – home to the PIJF since its first edition back ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Paul Augustin: Putting Penang On The Jazz Map

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Most jazz festival directors would agree that survival is the name of the game in the first years. Unless a festival has the financial backing of a major sponsor it can be a knife edge existence attempting to rustle up private sponsorship and the kind of good will that is required in abundance to meet the ...

Birds

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Norwegian saxophonist/composer Marius Neset's prowess as a powerful, inventive saxophonist is well noted, yet his trajectory as a composer has been equally fascinating to behold. His debut as leader, the impressive Suite for the Seven Mountains (Calibrated, 2008), demonstrated early compositional ambition with the use of violin, viola and cello. Neset's ongoing involvement in Jazz Kamikaze ...

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Borneo Jazz 2012

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Borneo Jazz Festival 2012
Miri, Sarawak, Borneo
May 10-12, 2012
Borneo Jazz--held in Miri, Sarawak semi-autonomous state, Malaysia--has grown steadily since its inaugural edition in 2005, going from 3,000 spectators seven years ago to over eight thousand today. This growth is a reflection of the successful planning and promotion by the festival organizers and an indication ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jazz Kamikaze: Mission 1

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Jazz Kamikaze, yet another progressive group from Scandinavia, won the Young Nordic Jazz Comets award in 2005 and wasted no time at all in recording this memorable first album.

The group's very name, coupled with the cartoon-depiction of the musicians on the album's cover, implies perhaps an eccentricity and certain irreverence towards the jazz tradition, but ...