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Junji Delfino

“Junji Delfino started singing at the age of four and by the age of ten her father, himself a renowned Filipino jazz musician and composer, was sneaking her into jazz clubs. It was here that Junji became infused with jazz ��" its melancholy yet exuberant love of life, its scatty sense of humour, its love of playful improvisation while remaining true to achingly beautiful melodies, its sudden switches from madcap to melancholy. All this can be found in the way Junji sings. Her voice teases you with its humour and moves you with its tenderness. And this is what makes Junji a true jazz singer.”

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Paul Augustin: Putting Penang On The Jazz Map

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Most jazz festival directors would agree that survival is the name of the game in the first years. Unless a festival has the financial backing of a major sponsor it can be a knife edge existence attempting to rustle up private sponsorship and the kind of good will that is required in abundance to meet the ...

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Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festival: 19-20 May, 2012

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KL International Jazz Festival Kuala Lumpur Convention CenterKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMay 19-20, 2012The 19th and 20th of May, 2012 will long be remembered by jazz lovers in Kuala Lumpur as the day jazz came to town. The 13 acts that performed on the stage of the KL Convention Center made history by ...

Here I Am

Label: Catalyst Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: The 59th St. Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy); It's Alright; Lost in the Stars; Blame it on My Youth; Little Things; Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune); Just in Time; You Don't Know What Love Is; Chega de Suadade (No More Blues); You and Me and the Bossa Nova: This is All I Ask; Here I Am.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Junji Delfino: Here I Am

Read "Here I Am" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Despite singing jazz for thirty years, Here I Am is Junji Delfino's first solo recording. Delfino has notable jazz pedigree: her father, Bert Delfino, was a leading jazz figure in post World War II Manila, playing drums in a trio with pianist Fred Robles--who founded the Musicians' Guild in the Philippines--and bassist Rudy Adriano, in the ...


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