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European Jazz Jamboree 2009

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European Jazz Jamboree
Berlin, Germany
September 18-24, 2009
20 years after the Berlin Wall came down, the global appreciation of Germany's jazz is arguably finally getting its due, with no small help from the European Jazz Jamboree (EJJ). In its sophomore year, EJJ has quickly garnered attention throughout Europe, and now the States, too, is (and/or ...

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First Annual European Jazz Jamboree in Berlin

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Though jazz doesn't sell the albums it used to, it remains popular as a live art form, particularly in the festival format and especially in Europe. What has been somewhat distressing, however, is that most European festivals feel the need to bring over American artists as major draws instead of highlighting the region's own impressive talent.