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A to JazZ Festival 2019

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A to JazZ Festival 2019
South Park II
Sofia, Bulgaria
July 5-7, 2019

Jazz on a summer's day. There's nothing quite like it. To see Sofia's South Park II packed with somewhere between fifteen and twenty thousand people for three days of jazz, where a veritable sea of good vibes ...

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Ronan Skillen: Telepathic Euphoria

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When one thinks of South African jazz, the didgeridoo and the tabla don't immediately jump to mind. Nevertheless, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and engineer Ronan Skillen has made them vital additions to a range of South African ensembles.

While acclaimed for his work in the genre-smashing South African ensemble Babu, Skillen has engaged in ...

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Jan Garbarek Group al Pavillon Kulturzentrum, Hannover

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Jan Garbarek Group
Pavillon Kulturzentrum
Hannover, Germania
20.11.2018

Nonostante un silenzio discografico che si prolunga ormai da parecchi anni (il suo ultimo disco in studio risale al 2004), il sassofonista norvegese Jan Garbarek mantiene sempre una intensa attività concertistica, svolta principalmente in Europa. L'essere stato per tanti anni forse il principale ...

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International Jazz Festival Musica Sulle Bocche 2018

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Musica Sulle Bocche
Diverse locations inside and sites outside town
Santa Teresa Gallura, Sardinia, Italy
August 23-26, 2018

Music gravitates toward special sites and special sites attract suitable music. It is a core value of Musica Sulle Bocche festival in Santa Teresa Gallura, a town at the northernmost tip in ...

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Talos Festival 2018

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Talos Festival
Varie sedi
Ruvo di Puglia
1-9.9.2018

Chi partecipa al Talos Festival di Ruvo di Puglia non deve andare alla ricerca dell'ortodossia jazzistica e nemmeno dell'ufficialità protocollare dell'evento paludato; se invece si aspetta creatività, partecipazione, passione e sorprese a non finire troverà certo pane per i ...

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Livio Minafra - pianista diversamente abile

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Spesso, intervistando gli amici jazzisti, mi sono reso conto che parlano come suonano: le concatenazioni del loro linguaggio, la coloritura dei termini, le digressioni, la ponderatezza o la spontaneità delle considerazioni rappresentano la trasposizione in parole del loro mondo musicale. E questo è del tutto naturale e comprensibile perché una forte personalità nell'esternarsi si esprime sempre ...

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Guy Mintus: A Home In Between

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Anche se è il terzo album da leader di Guy Mintus, A Home in Between è il suo vero debutto internazionale, avendo ricevuto attenzione e riconoscimenti dalle massime riviste statunitensi ed europee.

Mintus è nato in Israele 26 anni fa, in una famiglia di avvocati appassionati di musica. Ha iniziato a studiare il ...

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The talking tabla of Trilok Gurtu at Folkclub

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Trilok Gurtu performed a solo concert at Folkclub on March 16, 2018. The great Indian percussionist enchanted his audience for nearly two hours, on which he also explained his playing technique. He performed on a variety of percussion instruments, some created by himself that produced incredible sound range. Gurtu also invited the audience to join him ...

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Jan Zehrfeld: Heavy Jazz

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The German group Panzerballett may have a metal edge on much of their music, but there's no mistaking that by any rational judgment this is also a definitive jazz band. Fans can always count on unpredictably adventuresome twists to the standard form on classics like “Birdland" or “Take Five" amidst inspired originals.

Much of ...