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Alfa Jazz Fest 2017

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Alfa Jazz Fest 2017
Lviv, Ukraine
June 23-27, 2017

Jazz festivals are different in Europe. There are more of them, and they are crucial to the economic viability, social solidarity and creative evolution of the jazz art form. Many European towns that host their own annual jazz events seem like ...

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Michael Leonhart: A Fortunate Son

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For most musicians, writers and actors, making the final decision to go against the grain and pursue a paycheck-to-paycheck, month-to-month career as a performing artist is one of the harder choices in life. Yet for trumpeter Michael Leonhart, a life in jazz and art is “all in the family": his father is the noted jazz bassist, ...

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Buenos Aires Jazz Festival 2009: Growing Into a Tradition

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Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival '09, Part 1
December 3-8, 2009
In the land of the tango, Argentina--specifically the stylish city of Buenos Aires--there is a movement afoot to bring great jazz to the land, expand the audience for the music, and increase public exposure for the growing number of outstanding jazz musicians in ...

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Min Rager: First Steps

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It is not often that a woman is given much elbowroom in contemporary music, no matter how good she may be. However, when she is as good as Min Rager on First Steps, more than elbowroom had better be made for her and her piano. True, Rager has been preceded by a celestial pantheon of female ...

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Fred Hersch: No Limits

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From the start of his career as a sideman in the 1970s for such jazz luminaries as Joe Henderson, Art Farmer and Stan Getz to his own ensembles and solo projects, there has always been a great diversity and intensity to Fred Hersch's art. Having won a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for composition (2003) and having been ...

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Freihofer's Jazz Festival: One Great Weekend

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Freihofer's Jazz Festival
Saratoga Springs, New York
June 27-28, 2009
Freihofer's Jazz Festival, in its 32nd year, provided an outstanding array of music and musicians and added to its legacy--started by George Wein in 1978--in fine fettle on June 27 and 28 in the upstate New York community of Saratoga Springs.

For producer Danny ...

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Carol Fredette: Everything In Time

Read "Everything In Time" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Jazz vocalist Carol Fredette's singing is characterized as a clinic in singing with perfect diction. With a linguist's ear, Fredette concretely pronounces every word to every song she sings as if to commit them to platinum casts for use by International Bureau of Weights and Measures. Fredette accomplishes this not in some self-conscious way, but with ...

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Jon Hassell: Fourth World and Balancing the North and South of You

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He may well be one of the most insidious influences in modern music. Trumpeter, composer and deep thinker Jon Hassell may not have the same name recognition as, say, Miles Davis, but his unmistakable approach to music--he calls it Fourth World music--has affected musicians around the globe, ranging from now friend/co-conspirator Brian Eno, British post-rock crooner ...