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Tallinn Music Week 2018

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83 venues in Tallinn
Tallin Music Week
Tallinn, Estonia
April 5-7, 2018

Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is an international multidisciplinary cross-genre festival. The festival is in its tenth year, founded and led by Helen Sildna. With more than 260 acts from 30 countries spread across 83 venues in ...

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Jocelyn Medina at Jazz at Kitano

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Jocelyn Medina
Jazz at Kitano
Birthday Bash
New York, NY
April 11, 2018

With the release of her third album, Common Ground, still fresh with resonance, New York-based vocalist Jocelyn Medina turned the open space of Jazz at Kitano into her own vibrational field for a celebration of ...

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James Blood Ulmer and the Thing at Bochum Art Museum

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James Blood Ulmer and The Thing
Bochum Art Museum
Bochum, Germany
April 8, 2018

Improvisational master guitarist Ulmer has played a number of varying, high quality shows around Germany in recent years, solidifying his reputation as a wide-ranging entertainer. Tonight's set was one of his best.

A considerable contribution ...

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Marbin at The Firmament

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Marbin
The Firmament
Greenville, SC
March 29, 2018

Chicago jazz-rock band Marbin is one of the great road warriors, having toured the U.S. extensively since 2011. They make fans the old-fashioned way: one at a time. The band was founded in 2007 by saxophonist Danny Markovitch and guitarist Dani Rabin in ...

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Meg Morley Trio at 606 Club

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Meg Morley Trio, and the Will Sach Band from the Royal Academy of Music
606 Club
London
April 10, 2018

Underground in Chelsea's cosy and rustic 606 Club, Meg Morley performed her trio's debut album, Can't Get Started, alongside Richard Sadler on double bass and Emiliano Caroselli on drums. The Australian ...

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Big Ears Festival 2018

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Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN
March 22-25, 2018

Knoxville's Big Ears Festival has traditionally kicked things off with a big piece by a high-visibility headliner. This year was to have featured a live performance of guitarist Nels Cline's Lovers project, an ambitious re-imagination of romantic “mood music" which was to be performed ...

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Chick Corea at the Kimmel Center

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Chick Corea
The Music of Thelonious Monk
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Academy of Music
Philadelphia, PA
April 8, 2018

In the words of Robin Kelley, Thelonious Monk's definitive biographer, Monk was “An ...

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Dave Holland Residency at SFJAZZ

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Dave Holland
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA
March 22-25, 2018

Dave Holland took the stage with a smile, an appropriate beginning to a four-night residency at SFJAZZ in San Francisco, California, one which would see him transition from solo to duo to trio to quartet.

Holland has created innumerable ...

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Camille Bertault allo Spazio Alfieri di Firenze

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Spazio Alfieri
Firenze
28.4.2018

Brillantissima cantante francese poco più che trentenne, Camille Bertault è stata celebrata un po' in tutto il mondo dopo l'uscita, due anni fa, del suo album d'esordio En vie, ma era diventata famosa ancor prima per i suoi video online nei quali reinterpretava vocalmente brani di John ...

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Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet at Duncairn Arts Centre

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Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet
Duncairn Arts Centre
jny:Belfast, N. Ireland
March 22, 2018

Coming so soon after Belfast's annual jazz festival, Brilliant Corners, the appearance of Sirkis/Bialas IQ at Duncairn Arts Centre was a real treat for jazz fans. Better still, the concert was free, sponsored as it was by ...