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Jazz At Juan 2019

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Jazz at Juan
Opening Weekend
Juan Les Pins, South of France
July 12-21, 2019

Jazz at Juan-Les-Pins has always been the boutique quality jazz festival of the South of France. The stage beside the blue Mediterranean Sea, was open-backed leaving a view through to the sunset over the Bay of Angels. ...

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2019

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Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux, Switzerland
June 28 to July 13, 2019

Montreux Jazz festival began in 1967, driven by the vision of Claude Nobs in collaboration with Geo Voumard, Rene Langel, and the Office of Tourism in their hometown Montreux, on Lake Geneva. This year 2019, was the 53rd edition. ...

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The Nice Jazz Orchestra At The Opera House

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The Nice Jazz Orchestra
The Opera House
La Route du Jazz
Nice, France
June 19, 2019

Jazz arrived in France at the end of the First World War. A band of the 15th regiment, New York National Guard toured France extensively under the baton of James Reese Europe, playing formal ...

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Frédéric Gomes at les Deux Moulins

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Frédéric Gomes
les Deux Moulins
Paris / Montmartre
June 13, 2019

To the right of the famous Moulin Rouge dinner show theatre in jny: Paris, a narrow cobbled street rises towards Montmartre. It is rue Lepic, where Les Deux Moulins (the two windmills) is situated. It appears as ...

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Marici Saxes at the London Saxophone Festival

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Marici Saxophones
London Saxophone Festival
London
June 11, 2019

As part of the second London Saxophone Festival, a number of London jazz clubs and venues featured music played on this quintessentially jazz instrument. Invented by Adolphe Sax in jny: Paris, 60 years before jazz came to life, it ...

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Remi Toulon With Gilles Rea At Chez Papa

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Chez Papa
Remi Toulon & Gilles Rea
Paris
June 7, 2019

Chez Papa in St Germain des Prés, jny: Paris, is deep in the heart of the Latin Quarter, now one of the most expensive areas in the city. It has an air of 1960s Paris jazz clubs complete with visitor's ...

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Noel Freidline Quintet At The Jazz Corner's 20th Anniversary Party

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Noel Freidline Quintet
The Jazz Corner
20th Anniversary Party
Hilton Head Island
March 31, 2019

The All About Jazz worldwide poll to find member's favourite jazz clubs had closed (view results), and The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island reached the top 20 clubs in the world. At that same ...

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The Ben Paterson Trio At The Jazz Corner

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Ben Paterson Trio
The Jazz Corner
Hilton Head Island, SC
May 10-11, 2019

The Ben Paterson Trio set off with the lilting Ray Brown tune “FSR" (For Sonny Rollins). By the time they had finished the very first piece the audience was fully engaged in the performance.

Paterson ...

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The Justin Varnes Orchestra's Rhapsody In Blue At The Jazz Corner

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The Justin Varnes Orchestra
The Jazz Corner Rhapsody in Blue
Hilton Head Island, SC
May 12, 2019

For Mother's Day luncheon, The Jazz Corner presented another in their “Classical meets Jazz" series of concerts, “Rhapsody in Blue."

The opening clarinet trill, a scale, then the slowly extruded glissando ...

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The Hogtown Syncopators: Rotman's Hat Shop

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For 75 years, Rotman's hat shop on Spadina Avenue in Toronto was the place for the Jewish community and others still wearing hats to buy a fedora, a beret, almost any kind of hat. More than that, it was the story of one man's life; David Rotman lived and worked there, every day fighting a forlorn ...