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Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2014

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2014 Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2014
Ljubljana, Slovenia
July 2-5, 2014

Ljubljana--capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy--hosts the oldest jazz festival in Europe, which held its 55th edition this year. The event is usually organized by Cankarjev House--Cankarjev Dom, in Slovenian--a prestigious, state-run ...

1982: A / B

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The fourth album of the Norwegian improvisational trio 1982-- Hardanger fiddler and violinist Nils Økland, organist Sigbjørn Apeland, and drummer Øyvind Skarbø--feature this original outfit of two different sides, just like in the classic LP format.

The A side offers an improvised out-take from the trio 's 2009 Pintura album session (Hubro, ...

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2013 Enjoy Jazz Festival

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Enjoy Jazz 2013
Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany
November 6-14, 2013

It's always a treat to return to Heidelberg for Enjoy Jazz. As a very intended contrast to most jazz festivals, that compress a lot of music into a very short time, Enjoy Jazz's founding premise, when it was first conceived 15 years ago by ...

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European Jazz Network General Assembly 2013

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Dokkhuset Trondheim
Europe Jazz Network's General Assembly 2013 + Young Nordic Jazz Comets + Norwegian Jazz Nights
Trondheim, Norway
September 12-15, 2013

Europe Jazz Network (EJN), founded 26 years ago in Ravenna, Italy, is a pan-European association of producers, presenters, and supporting organizations engaged in presenting and promoting the creative art ...

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Ultima Festival: Oslo, Norway, September 10-15, 2012

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Ultima Festival
Oslo, Norway
September 15, 2012
In a country that has called its “pathology" of over 600 music festivals per year “festival inflation," it's hard for any festival to stand out amongst the others, and yet so many of the events in Norway do. From Kristiansand's Live Remix festival, Punkt, to the superbly ...

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Erik Johannessen: Inkblots

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Norwegian trombonist Erik Johannessen is a very busy musician: he is a member of the left-of-center Norwegian jazz outfits Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Jaga Jazzist, Lord Kelvin and Magic Pocket, and contributes to recordings by artful songwriters such as Susanne Sundfør and Synne Sanden, so it is no surprise that he has only now released his first ...