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We Jazz artists, Eric Hofbauer & The Pen Club

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Finnish jazz artists are front-and-center this episode. You'll hear music from the ambitious and busy We Jazz record label which is based in Helsinki, and you'll also hear music from one of that country's top trios, Hot Heros. They've got a new recording out on Eclipse Music, another important label in Finland. There's other new music ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Matt Mitchell, Linda May Han Oh, Rajna Swaminathan & More

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From bass players leading cutting edge bands, to ensembles with strings; from electronica-infused projects to tributes to Sun Ra, Count Basie and Oliver Nelson; from multi-kulti to straight-ahead. This and more on this episode of Mondo Jazz.

Happy listening!

Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" Mondo Jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jarmo Saari Republic at G Livelab

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Jarmo Saari Republic
G Livelab
Helsinki
February 28, 2019

Jarmo Saari has been making music on the Nordic scene for more years than most of us care to remember. As a child he was involved in the Tapiola Choir in Espoo, the Helsinki suburb synonymous with high art of visual as ...

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Tampere Jazz Happening 2018

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Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
November 1-4, 2018

In Finland, as winter begins and the clocks change, the city of Tampere, a couple hours north of Helsinki, hosts its International Jazz Happening over a long weekend. The world comes to Tampere, and Finnish jazz gets to showcase its place and connections ...

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WDR 3 Jazzfest 2018

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Theater Gütersloh / Bunker Ulmenwall Bielefeld
Gütersloh / Bielefeld
February 1-3, 2018

WDR stands for Westdeutscher Rundfunk, which is the public radio organization of the German federal state of North Rhine Westphalia based in Cologne, the jazz capital of the federal state. WDR 3 refers to the third program-line nowadays also indicated as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

We Jazz Festival 2016

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We Jazz Festival 2016
Multiple venues
Helsinki, Finland
December 4-11, 2016

The winter We Jazz 'event' has been running for four years now, and founding mentor Matti Nives is somewhat challenged to find suitable new venues to take his artists to, having established a tradition of taking jazz to improbable ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joyce Elaine Yuille: Welcome to My World

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Chi ama quell'universo musicale in cui s'incontrano soul e pop music, jazz d'annata, funk, musiche latine e quant'altro (il termine nu jazz può aiutare anche se fuorviante), conosce bene la Schema Records, l'etichetta di Luciano Cantone che ha prodotto tra gli altri Mario Biondi, Nicola Conte, Rosario Giuliani e s'appresta a ripubblicare alcuni classici del Perigeo. ...

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Tampere Jazz Happening 2013

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Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
October 31-November 3, 2013

It all started with a whimper. Or, rather, a quiet, almost serene drum roll. You knew things were going to eventually explode, but, of course, the getting there was half the fun. The Danish drum duo Toto was working in tandem in what ...

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Timo Lassy: In with Lassy

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Timo Lassy is one of the not-quite-so-young generation of Finnish musicians to have risen thru the ranks of the generous local system of music education, starting out as a toddler on piano, and gravitating in his early teens to saxophone. He cut his teeth in Amsterdam at the end of the old century and since returning ...

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U - Street All Stars: Bowling

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Suonano hard bop coniugato con il funky e il soul. Non sono afroamericani, ma bianchissimi filandesi che in una manciata di anni si sono imposti sulla scena delle nuove leve jazzistiche. Nati nel 2000 proprio in un locale trendy di una delle più affollate vie di Helsinki, Uudenmaankatu, parola impronunciabile che sta per U - Street, i cinque musicisti ...