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Umbria Jazz 2017

Read "Umbria Jazz 2017" reviewed by Roberto Cifarelli

Photos of the Umbria Jazz Festival, featuring among many others Wayne Shorter, 5 by Monk by 5: Kenny Barron, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Green and Dado Moroni; the trio of Egberto Gismonti, Stefano Bollani and Hamilton de Holland and the Umbria Jazz Orchestra directed by Ryan Truesdell featuring Steve Wilson, Paolo Fresu, Jay Anderson and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Chihiro Yamanaka At San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (Aug. 8) & Don Quixote's (Aug. 6)

Chihiro Yamanaka At San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (Aug. 8) & Don Quixote's (Aug. 6)

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform August 8, 2015 at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest in jny: San Jose, CA, and will precede the festival appearance with an August 6 concert at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton, CA. The trio, led by jazz pianist/composer Chihiro Yamanaka, a Blue Note Records recording artist, features bassist Yoshi ...

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Chihiro Yamanaka Trio At Blues Alley In Washington, DC, March 30

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio At Blues Alley In Washington, DC, March 30

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform March 30, 2015 at Blues Alley in jny: Washington, DC. The trio, led by jazz pianist/composer Chihiro Yamanaka, a Universal Music/Blue Note recording artist, features bassist Yoshi Waki and drummer John Davis. Ms. Yamanaka’s performance, part of Blues Alley’s Japanese Jazz Series, marks her return to Blues Alley after her well-received debut ...

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Chihiro Yamanaka Trio At Dizzy's In New York City, March 9

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio At Dizzy's In New York City, March 9

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform March 9, 2015 at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York, NY. The trio, led by jazz pianist/composer Chihiro Yamanaka, a Universal Music/Blue Note recording artist, features bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Kush Abadey. Ms. Yamanaka’s group will perform two sets, at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Dizzy’s ...

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Chihiro Yamanaka Trio, March 31 At Blues Alley In Washington, DC

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio, March 31 At Blues Alley In Washington, DC

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform March 31 at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. The concert is part of the Emerging Japanese Jazz Artist Series and is presented in association with the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The trio, led by dazzling jazz pianist/composer Chihiro Yamanaka, a Universal Music/Blue Note recording artist, features ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz: Days 7-10, July 16-19, 2009

Read "Umbria Jazz: Days 7-10, July 16-19, 2009" reviewed by Michael J. West

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-10
The final days of the 2009 Umbria Jazz Festival were an extravaganza of sorts for lovers of the piano. Topping the must-see list was avant-garde innovator Cecil Taylor, giving a solo concert on Friday at Teatro Morlacchi; but Ahmad Jamal and McCoy Tyner also appeared, and for ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz: Days 1-3, July 10-12, 2009

Read "Umbria Jazz: Days 1-3, July 10-12, 2009" reviewed by Michael J. West

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-10
“You know," said one American tourist to his friend as he walked past the tents on the first day of Umbria Jazz, “Ever since we got here last week this is all we've heard anyone talk about."

Small wonder. The 10-day, citywide festival is more than ...