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Jazzdor Berlin

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Kulturbrauerei (Prenzlauer Berg)
Jazzdor Berlin
June 5-8, 2018

Jazzdor Berlin is a satellite of the Jazzdor Festival of Strasbourg founded 31 years ago. This year's 12th edition of the Franco-German festival held as usual at Kulturbrauerei, an abandoned brewery in Berlin borough Prenzlauer Berg, presented 11 groups with 40 musicians during four ...

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French Connections - The Jazzdor Experience

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Jazzdor is a French festival with two annual editions. The main part is held in the Strasbourg area (France) in November and the other one in Berlin (Germany) in June. Both editions present a considerable number of bilateral and multilateral collaborations; an essential part of the festival's philosophy and policy.

The Strasbourg festival is ...

Airelle Besson e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Airelle Besson e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

All About Jazz: Il tratto principale della mia musica.
Airelle Besson: La melodia.

AAJ: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me.
A.B. : L'impegno, l'ascolto, l'entusiasmo.

AAJ: Come musicista, il mio principale difetto.
A.B.: L'interpretazione costante nella vita di tutti i ...

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Riccardo Del Fra: My Chet My Song

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Non ancora sessantenne e dai primi anni Ottanta residente a Parigi, ove da molto tempo insegna al conservatorio, il contrabbassista romano Riccardo Del Fra ha alle spalle una carriera di grande spessore, iniziata con l'incontro, nel 1979, con Chet Baker, insieme al quale ha suonato per nove anni realizzando dodici album. E al grande e tormentato ...

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Airelle Besson and Nelson Veras: Prelude

Read "Prelude" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

French trumpeter and composer Airelle Besson and Brazilian guitarist Nelson Veras have stuck up quite the duet relationship that manifests itself properly on the present Preludes. The trumpet/guitar format is not your typical duo, but it works extremely well in the hands of these two like-minded musicians. The two share a warm aural intimacy even more ...