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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1

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2018 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal,
Various Venues,
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 3, 2018

Every return to Montréal for the city's annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is much-anticipated. Closing off six square blocks in the downtown core is rare enough; but, over ...

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018

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2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Multiple Venues
Ottawa, Canada
June 21-June 26, 2018

For its 2018 edition, the 39th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival faced a number of significant logistical challenges.

First, Confederation Park, which has traditionally been the location of its large, outdoor venue, a food court and ...

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Chicago Vocalist And Trumpeter Andrew Distel Releases "It Only Takes Time," January 20, 2018 On Jerujazz Records

Chicago Vocalist And Trumpeter Andrew Distel Releases "It Only Takes Time," January 20, 2018 On Jerujazz Records

There’s something of a tradition of trumpet players who are also singers. Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Till Brönner and Jack Sheldon are certainly among the best known of the lot, but there are quite a few others, including Andrew Distel, a mainstay on the jny: Chicago jazz scene. The multi-talented singer, trumpet player, composer, and arranger releases ...

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Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2016

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Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, Vermont
June 3-12, 2016

With thirty-two years of history, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is an avowed tradition, but those who oversee the wide variety of events that take place in Vermont's Queen City for the duration of its multiple nights regularly find a way to inject fresh ...

Jean-Louis Matinier / Marco Ambrosini: Inventio

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By this point heading for longstanding status with ECM Records, it's always intriguing to follow an artist through the label's discography, as one relationship seems to lead, inevitably, to another. While French accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier made his first appearance with the label on fellow Frenchman Louis Sclavis' Dans La Nuit (2000), it was his tenure with ...

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Dewa Budjana: Joged Kahyangan

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Guitarist, composer and producer Dewa Budjana is from Waikabubak, West Sumba, Indonesia. Budjana has been building a collection of jazz-inspired works and CDs, while also playing and composing for the rock band Gigi. Budjana's influences are varied and he has always infused the traditional sounds Indonesia no matter what genre he is exploring. Budjana's ability to ...

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Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Announces Self-Titled Summer Album Release To Feature Guest Collaborators Victor Wooten And Howard Levy

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra are no strangers to pushing musical genre boundaries and on July 9th, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra will release a self-titled album of cerebral tunes that further blur the lines of jazz. Each member of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra contributes a distinctive voice to the ensemble. Wielding steel pans, Jonathan Scales incorporates a contemporary jazz attitude into ...

Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names

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As the countdown continues toward the last Big Band Report in June, the time has come to point fingers and name names--in other words, to compile a short list of contemporary jazz musicians who have risen above the norm to help make life more pleasurable for one devoted listener. These are, mind you, personal choices, and ...

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Indonesian Guitar Legend Dewa Budjana Releases "Dawai In Paradise" on MoonJune Records

Indonesian Guitar Legend Dewa Budjana Releases "Dawai In Paradise" on MoonJune Records

MoonJune Records is proud and pleased to present the incredible artistry of legendary world-class guitarist, Dewa Budjana. Renowned throughout his native Indonesia, his status as a maestro is well-deserved and immediately apparent. Dewa's fifth solo album, Dawai In Paradise, explores his vast, diverse array of guitar stylings in a host of fresh, powerful, intriguing musical settings. A ...

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Alberto Mizrahi: Matzah to Menorah: A Holiday Jazz Celebration

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There is a well-established legacy of fusing the sacred with the secular in jazz. Pianist Duke Ellington's Concert of Sacred Music (RCA, 1966) is, perhaps, the most ceremonial example of this but there is a myriad of other recordings. Guitarist Grant Green's gospel-inspired Feelin' the Spirit (Blue Note, 1962), pianist/harpist Alice Coltrane's exploration of Hinduism and ...