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Play Petrucciani: A Special Tribute for a Special Musician

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Watching a good band at a small club is often one of the most enjoyable ways to experience jazz. Proper ambiance can conjure lasting sounds and images, as the relatively intimate space makes for optimal acoustics and definitive visual close-ups. That's what it was like for those fortunate or discerning enough to attend the first editions ...

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The Optimal Evolution of Amersfoort World Jazz

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A multitude of festivals recently returned from the pandemic wasteland as the world of live music played catch-up from over two years of interruptions, but few comebacks in the busy summer of 2022 were as uniformly strong as the full reopening of the Amersfoort World Jazz Festival. During what is likely now a permanent switch from ...

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Jazzdor Strasbourg 2019

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Jazzdor Strasbourg 2019 Fosse des Treize and other venues November 10-13, 2019 Jazzdor is a unique double-sided European jazz festival offering a 15-day November edition in Strasbourg and environs including German town Offenburg on the opposite side of the Rhine river, and it also presents a June edition in Berlin. ...

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AkBank Jazz Festival 2019

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AkBank Jazz Festival Istanbul, Turkey October 18-25 2019 I arrived in Istanbul during the world-wide outrage that followed the United States pull-out from Syria and the consequent military intervention by Turkey. The new humongous airport looked rather empty compared to the crowded spaces of the old one; the trip to ...

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The alpine Saalfelden 2019 experience

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Saalfelden? For those who don't already know, it is a small Austrian town in a magnificent alpine landscape in the Pinzgau, 70 km west of Salzburg, famous for its jazz festival in August and January and popular as a vacation and sport area. Character The festival has a great 40-years history having built a ...

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Recollections of an Oslo experience

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Oslo has its week-long Jazz Festival taking place in mid-August at Sentralen and various locations from bar to church to opera house and university auditorium in the Norwegian capital. This already indicates something of the variety of the presented music. This year's edition has been the last one under the thirteen-year aegis of bassist and festival ...

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Enrico Rava Special Edition at Teatro Nuovo

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Enrico Rava Special Edition Pisa Jazz Teatro Nuovo Pisa, Italy Sept. 25 2019 Enrico Rava, the musician who almost single-handedly gave Italian jazz an international profile in the '70s with his recordings, turns 80 this year and celebrates the milestone in the way he knows best: in music. He's ...

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Vasilis Xenopoulos

Saxophonist, composer and educator, Vasilis Xenopoulos is one of the most accomplished Greek jazz musicians of his generation and a genuine representative of straight ahead jazz. London became his permanent home after graduating with honors from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and gradually established himself as one of London’s up and coming jazz saxophonists. He has worked with some of the best musicians of the International Jazz Scene as a band leader, a section leader and as a guest soloist at various projects. In 2009 he formed “The Xtet" and their debut album “Loud City" containing 8 original compositions was released on 33Jazz Records in 2011

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Nice Jazz Festival 2018

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Nice Jazz Festival Nice, France July 16-21, 2018 The 2018 Nice festival started like a damp squib when a crashing, flashing thunderstorm hit the city an hour before the opening. The ensuing deluge made the stages and electrics unsafe. With no chance of rescheduling, most musicians left town for their ...

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Athens Aqua Jazz Festival 2018

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Athens Aqua Jazz Festival Athens, Greece July 9-12 2018 Jazz, like many other things, lives a precarious life in post-crisis Greece. Despite a widespread talent, as demonstrated by the numerous jazz musicians from Greece who live and record abroad and overseas, the jazz scene in Greece is fragmented and much ...


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