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Hayden Chisholm

Hayden Chisholm (born 1975 in Otahuhu, New Zealand ) is a saxophonist and composer. He was raised in New Plymouth, New Zealand, where his parents encouraged him to start with piano at the age of eight and clarinet two years later. His first saxophone experience came playing with the local school and Dixieland bands. At the age of seventeen he moved to Switzerland and soon after began his music studies in Germany. Hayden studied saxophone at the Cologne Musikhochschule with Frank Gratkowski where he received his Masters in Saxophone at the age of twenty-two. At the age of twenty-three he received a New Zealand Young Achievers’ Award and soon after, the prestigious City of Cologne Prize for Improvised Music

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Article: Live Review

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Belgrade Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Martin Longley


Belgrade Jazz Festival Dom Omladine/MTS Dvorana Belgrade, Serbia October 26-30, 2022 There are now early signs that some festivals might be set to struggle during 2023, but even if certain aspects are reduced, much of the damage can be cosmetically screened. So far. Perhaps it depends on ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Juniors 2021

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Jazz Juniors Kraków, Poland October 6-9, 2021 Since your scribe last visited the Jazz Juniors competition in 2018, this steadily evolving festival has undergone further changes, not least the appointment of saxophonist Adam Pierończyk as artistic director. It's also had to deal with anti-virus restrictions, turning livestream in 2020, but ...

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Article: Festivals Talking

Moers Festival Interviews: Mariá Portugal

Read "Moers Festival Interviews: Mariá Portugal" reviewed by Martin Longley


The Brazilian drummer, percussionist, singer and composer Mariá Portugal has performed at the last two editions of the Moers Festival, in Germany. The first time was with Quartabê, her regular four-piece from São Paulo, who are now up to their third album release. Last year, Portugal weighed in to the multiple Moers Sessions, which are an ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New sounds and a focus on Bobby Hutcherson

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Three classic tracks from vibes master Bobby Hutcherson plus new music from Angelika Niescier, Matthias Spillman and Ocean Fanfare, with a selection of other jazz treats. Playlist Angelika Niescier “The Surge" from New York Trio (Intakt) 00:00 Matthias Spillmann “Peace" from Live at the Bird's Eye Jazz Club (Clean Feed) 09:53 Ocean Fanfare “We ...

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Article: Live Review

WDR 3 Jazzfest 2018

Read "WDR 3 Jazzfest 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Theater Gütersloh / Bunker Ulmenwall BielefeldGütersloh / Bielefeld February 1-3, 2018 WDR stands for Westdeutscher Rundfunk, which is the public radio organization of the German federal state of North Rhine Westphalia based in Cologne, the jazz capital of the federal state. WDR 3 refers to the third program-line nowadays also indicated as ...

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Breve

Label: Pirouet Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Patche; Barely a Moon; Tinkerbell Swing; The Elf of Plants; Augmented Waltz; Pass A Cage, Lea; So It Goes; Inebriate Waltz; Fly.

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Article: Album Review

Hayden Chisholm: Breve

Read "Breve" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Saxophonist Hayden Chisholm, who hails from New Zealand, has set up shop in in Germany. His debut set as a leader for Germany's Pirouet Records, Breve, features a teaming with fellow Kiwi, bassist Matt Penman, and British piano legend John Taylor, The sound, untethered by the rhythmic anchoring of a drummer, has a smooth, clean, almost ...

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News: Education

Moers Residency a Good Fit for Hayden Chisholm

Moers Residency a Good Fit for Hayden Chisholm

By Phillip Woolever With theatrical drama, dynamic performing colleagues and a flair for winding wind and wordplay, Hayden Chisholm, this year's Improviser in Residency, adds a unique dimension to his twelve-month tenure at Moers 2015. The Moers residency was initiated as part of the festival's cultural, community commitment. Despite some recent cutbacks, Moers ...

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Article: Live Review

Moers Festival 2014

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Moers Festival Moers , GermanyJune, 6-9, 2014 Moers is a small city of about 100,000 inhabitants at the periphery of the former mining and industrial Ruhrpott area in Germany, about 40 km from the Dutch border and near the cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf. Moers Festival, a four-day annual event always ...


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