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2012 Tampere Jazz Happening: Tampere, Finland, November 1-4, 2012

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Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
November 1-4, 2012
Here's another veteran jazz festival, and one which has been gaining increasing international recognition during recent years. This is a Happening with a personality. A distinct orientation to its programming, and a taste for the more adventurous aspects of jazz. The Finnish ...


Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Salutes Ellington at Emmanuel Church Boston, A Jazz Boston Kickoff Event

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Salutes Ellington at Emmanuel Church Boston, A Jazz Boston Kickoff Event

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (38th season, Mark Harvey Music Director) celebrates Duke Ellington at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116, on Saturday April 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm. Tickets: $15. Call 617 776 8778. The show is a Weekend Kickoff Event in Jazz Boston's Jazz Week. Expect an exhilarating mix of classics and rarities from Ellington's 5 decades ...


Mark Feldman: Taking an Eclectic Path

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Violinist Mark Feldman started out in Chicago playing classical music and bar gigs before moving on to the Nashville scene. He emerged in New York's “downtown" circle with the likes of Arcado String Trio, trumpeter Dave Douglas, and composer-saxophonist John Zorn. His expressive, classically tinged technique was also sought for studio work with pop acts and ...


Steve Swell: Sound Miracles

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Trombonist Steve Swell captures the energy of a big band in the close quarters of a small group. An alumnus of Buddy Rich's and Lionel Hampton's bands on the one hand, and collaborator with Anthony Braxton on the other, he seems bound to have fixed upon such a hybrid configuration at some point. But how an ...


Walter Thompson's Passion Play Soundpainting @ Irondale, May 3 & 4

"There is no end to the variations and combinations possible in Walter Thompson's Soundpainting. Elating!" - Sonloco, Sweden What: Walter Thompson Orchestra & Irondale Ensemble, Passion Play Soundpainting When: May 3,4 @ 8pm Where: The Irondale Center, Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY Cost: $25, to purchase tickets go to or call 212.352.3101 ...

The Necks, Weasel Walter, Butch Morris & Lou Reed

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The Necks

Issue Project Room

January 27, 2010

There was a moment right at the brink of The Necks starting up their first set, where the notion hit: what if they can't think of anything? What if they can't begin? What if, finally, after more than two decades, this same familiar familial ...

May 2009

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Jamie Baum & Tomasz Stanko

Jamie Baum Septet and Tomasz Stanko Quartet

Merkin Hall

New York City April 4, 2009

It was a pretty sure bet that “Juxtapositions In Jazz," a Merkin Concert Hall double bill featuring the Jamie Baum Septet and Tomasz Stanko Quartet (Apr. 4th), would live up to its ...


Walter Thompson: PEXO: A Soundpainting Symphony

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Composer/reed player Walter Thompson is a musician's musician, someone who does consistently interesting work, yet whose name rarely surfaces in the pool of public opinion. Past projects have featured major players from both coasts—Nels and Alex Cline, Vinny Golia, Dave Douglas, Herb Robertson, Thomas Chapin—and if the members of his current aggregation lack such international reputations, ...