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35th Edition Of Jazz Em Agosto - John Zorn Special Edition

35th Edition Of Jazz Em Agosto - John Zorn Special Edition

Jazz em Agosto celebrates its 35th edition this year with a program entitled “John Zorn Special Edition”, for 10 days, from 27 July to 5 August, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. For the first time in the festival’s history, the entire program of Jazz em Agosto is organised around a single musician, the North- American John ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz em Agosto 2017

Read "Jazz em Agosto 2017" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain


Jazz em Agosto Lisbon, Portugal July 28-August 6, 2017 Where to start with my description of the Jazz em Agosto experience? The gorgeous setting of the amphitheater in the garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Fundacão Calouste Gulbenkian) in central Lisbon? The musical highlights of the fourteen concerts over ten ...

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Moers Festival 2015

Read "Moers Festival 2015" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Moers Festival Moers, Germany May 22-25, 2015 After the great changes and new beginnings of last year's edition, this year the festival entered the phase of refinement and consolidation. The special vibe is still flourishing. The festival got an important award, the prize of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) for Adventurous Programming. ...

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Jazz em Agosto 2010

Read "Jazz em Agosto 2010" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk


Jazz em AgostoLisbon, PortugalAugust 6-15, 2010 If music-making were as simple as putting things in a box, a review of Lisbon's 2010 Jazz em Agosto festival might go something like this: The duo of John Surman and Jack DeJohnette put as much as they could in the box, while Evan Parker's Electro- Acoustic ...

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Jazz em Agosto 2008: Days 4-6

Read "Jazz em Agosto 2008: Days 4-6" reviewed by Stuart Broomer


Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 Jazz em AgostoLisbon, PortugalAugust 7-9, 2008 After a break of three days, the Jazz em Agosto theme of extensions continued into the second weekend with programming that often hinged around the thematic idea of generations, featuring recent associates of Anthony Braxton in two bands--the Taylor ...

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Jazz em Agosto 2008: Days 1-3

Read "Jazz em Agosto 2008: Days 1-3" reviewed by Stuart Broomer


Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 Jazz em AgostoLisbon, PortugalAugust 1-3, 2008 Jazz em Agosto--jazz in August--is the centerpiece of the jazz calendar in Lisbon, and it's a singular event, one that combines uncompromising music at the cutting edge of the art form with a setting that makes the most of the ...

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Jazz Em Agosto 2007

Read "Jazz Em Agosto 2007" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk


Jazz em Agosto 2007 Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, Portugal August 3-5, 9-11 The bass clef gets little love in music -- always the bridesmaid, as it were. Flying to the upper octaves represents exhilaration while a bass solo is often seen as an opportunity to chat or go to the bathroom. ...

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Trane in August: Lisbon's 2006 Jazz em Agosto

Read "Trane in August: Lisbon's 2006 Jazz em Agosto" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk


It's not often to be expected that John Coltrane might headline a jazz festival, at least not for some time now--or perhaps in spirit he headlines most of them. Either way, his presence was strongly felt during the Jazz em Agosto festival, held on the beautiful grounds of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Portugal. ...


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