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Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2017

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2017
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 3, 2017

It's always a thrill to return to Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (FIJM). Deemed the biggest jazz festival in the world by the Guinness World Book of Records, it only ...

Kurt Rosenwinkel: Caipirinhas and Constellations

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"It's the busiest I've ever been," Kurt Rosenwinkel happily declares during a rare week of down time at home in jny: Berlin between tour legs. This would seem like quite a statement for someone established as a jack of many trades--luminary guitarist, music teacher, technological experimentalist and bandleader in several genre-hopping ensembles. These recent months have ...

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Dolomiti Ski Jazz - XX Edizione

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Dolomiti Ski Jazz -XX Edizione
Val di Fiemme
10-18.03.2017

Venti anni di attività non sono pochi. Per festeggiarli degnamente, gli organizzatori del Dolomiti Ski Jazz hanno confezionato un'edizione celebrativa del festival, con tanto di simpatica ed informale cerimonia di premiazione degli amici e frequentatori più assidui.

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Sunny Trio & Natt Buntita: Two Of A Kind

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The merging of jazz and Asian folk idioms is gradually becoming more common, though most typically in Indonesia and South Korea. Thailand's rich folkloric tradition has been overlooked by Thai jazz musicians, who tend to favour American jazz standards. Until now, that is. Two of a Kind sees pianist Sunny Rattana and singer Natt Buntita visit ...

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Olivia Trummer: Threading Gold

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Singer/pianist and composer Oliva Trummer is spreading her wings. After four albums leading bands, the Stuttgart-born musician is venturing out as a solo artist, with her latest album Fly Now (Contemplate, 2014) garnering positive reviews internationally. Since appearing at 12 Points in 2013 Trummer has played with Jimmy Cobb and supported Charles Lloyd, while her 2014 ...

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Olivia Trummer: Fly Now

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Singer or pianist? Actually, both hats fit Stuttgart-born Olivia Trummer pretty snugly, as evidenced by her splendid opening slot for Charles Lloyd in Dublin's National Concert Hall in November--alongside bassist David Redmond and drummer Kevin Brady--and her subsequent sell-out show at the EFG London Jazz Festival. Trummer possess a soulful voice of pristine quality and displays ...

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Charles Lloyd New Quartet at The National Concert Hall

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Charles Lloyd New Quartet
National Concert Hall
jny:Dublin, Ireland
November 18, 2014

At seventy six, saxophonist/flutist and composer Charles Lloyd could be forgiven for resting on his considerable laurels. Most musicians, however, are reluctant to trade the buzz of live performance for the free bus pass and Lloyd is no ...

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Ahmad Jamal at Vicar Street, Dublin

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Ahmad Jamal
Vicar Street
Dublin
24 January, 2014

It's been a banner year for fans of jazz piano in Dublin, with solo concerts by Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau bookending 2013. Influential to both these pianists was NEA Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal, so it was fitting in a way that he ...

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Pianist/singer Olivia Trummer Plays The Cutting Room, New York, 29 January

Pianist/singer Olivia Trummer Plays The Cutting Room, New York,  29 January

Pianist/singer Olivia Trummer will give New York jazz fans a taste of her unique musical personality and beguiling charms when she plays The Cutting Room at 10 pm on Wednesday, January 29th. The young German leads a trio comprised of drumming legend and former Miles Davis sideman Jimmy Cobb and veteran New York bassist John Webber, ...