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Big Ears Festival 2019

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Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN
March 21-24, 2019

The major focus of this year's Big Ears Festival was a celebration of ECM Records' 50th anniversary, which included a number of live performances (representing both the main label and the classical music imprint ECM New Series) as well as a panel ...

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Big Ears Festival 2018

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Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN
March 22-25, 2018

Knoxville's Big Ears Festival has traditionally kicked things off with a big piece by a high-visibility headliner. This year was to have featured a live performance of guitarist Nels Cline's Lovers project, an ambitious re-imagination of romantic “mood music" which was to be performed ...

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Drummer Kenneth Brown Set To Release Debut CD "3 Down"

Drummer Kenneth Brown Set To Release Debut CD "3 Down"

Knoxville, TN based drummer, educator, composer, he wrote six of the tunes here, and band leader Kenneth Brown, son of jazz visionary pianist Donald Brown is set to release his debut CD 3 Down on Space Time Records. Born into a musical family Kenneth's household was filled with music led by his father and later his brother ...

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Big Ears Festival 2017

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Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN
March 23-26, 2017

Knoxville's Big Ears Festival expanded to a full four days this year, giving it more time to go its expected merry, eclectic way. In a break with usual practice, there was no official Composer in Residence. That distinction could have gone to Gavin Bryars ...

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Big Ears Festival 2016

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Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN
March 31-April 2, 2016

Since its beginning in 2009, the Big Ears Festival has always been willfully, unapologetically eclectic. Their own self-description is “a dynamic, interactive experience that explores connections between musicians and artists, crossing all musical genres while interfacing with film, performance and the visual arts." ...

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JAZZ AT IJAMS: Swing Jazz Festival In Knoxville on October 18

JAZZ AT IJAMS: Swing Jazz Festival In Knoxville on October 18

JAZZ AT IJAMS is a monthly concert series during the Spring, Summer, and Fall which features gypsy jazz and swing bands in an ampitheatre-park setting at Ijams Nature Center, a 300 acre urban greenspace in Knoxville, Tennessee. Organized as a pic-nic showcasing the food of countries near and far, the event includes art exhibits, swing dancing, ...

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Joel Fairstein Releases "Emergence"

Joel Fairstein Releases "Emergence"

Critically acclaimed Knoxville keyboardist Joel Fairstein taps into his Jazz, Latin, and Soul roots to take us on a journey through Brazil and beyond with Emergence, his sixth album. "I was in Brazil in 2006 shooting a short film on Iguazu, Carnival, and Bahia. Hearing the samba schools inspired me to compose an original soundtrack of ...