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Toots Thielemans

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Jean 'Toots' Thielemans is widely regarded by most people as the most accomplished harmonica player in the world. Of course, that's not all he does and it would be a great injustice to label him as just a good harmonica player. If you are not into Jazz, you may not have heard of his name but you have probably heard his music many times and I suspect you liked it. He is equally good at playing guitar, the accordeon and many other instruments. For instance, you will never hear anyone whistle jazz better than Toots. Born on 29 April 1922 in Brussels, he quickly got interested in music and was playing the accordeon at age 3

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Article: Live Review

Aarhus Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Aarhus Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Aarhus Jazz Festival Various Venues Aarhus, Denmark July 9-16, 2022 With around 283,000 citizens, jny: Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark, and the role of playing second fiddle doesn't suit a city that tends to be overshadowed by its big brother, the capital jny: Copenhagen. Or so you would think. ...

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Andreas Hertel

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Andreas Hertel is a German jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and piano teacher. Since the early 90ies he has been on the German jazz scene. He published 10 CDs with original compositions in solo, trio, and quintet settings and wrote about 200 jazz tunes, some big band arrangements, and theatre music. Two of his CDs received longlist nominations for a German Record Critic's Award ("Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik"): "Blue Bop" (Trio, 2022) and "Keepin' the Spirit" (2015), feat. guest stars Dusko Goykovich (tp/flh), Tony Lakatos (sax), "Lady Bass" Lindy Huppertsberg (b), Jens Biehl (dr) Hertel studied jazz-piano (1993-97) in Mainz, Germany and visited workshops with Simon Nabatov and Kenny Werner, Herb Geller, Jiggs Whigham, Gustavo Bergalli, among others

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News: Video / DVD

Toots Thielemans and Rob Franken

Toots Thielemans and Rob Franken

Every great jazz musician has his musical mate—an artist who perfectly complements his or her style and sound. Such jazz pairings that come to mind are Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Pepper Adams and Donald Byrd, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Rouse, Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Art Farmer and Benny Golson, Clifford Brown and Max Roach, ...

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News: Festival

Cleveland's Tri-C Jazz Fest Returns to Playhouse Square in 2022

Cleveland's Tri-C Jazz Fest Returns to Playhouse Square in 2022

At jny: Cleveland's Tri-C Jazz Fest, everything new is old again. That might sound retrogressive in a culture that valorizes novelty, but the announcement that the 43rd edition of the festival will return to the historic theaters of Playhouse Square is instead a comforting, Biden-era byword after the disruptions of the past two years. ...

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Article: Interview

Joe La Barbera: Experiencing Bill Evans

Read "Joe La Barbera: Experiencing Bill Evans" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


This interview was first published at All About Jazz in May 2017. In his own unassuming way, Bill Evans changed the face of jazz piano trio forever. He made the piano a lyrical, expressive voice for the most subtle and deep emotions, and he transformed the rhythm section from a time-beating, swing-maintaining outfit into ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Lotsa Luck

Read "Lotsa Luck" reviewed by H William Stine


Good luck, best of luck, lucky day, lucky duck, lucky dog, lucky devil, all the luck, with a little bit of luck, lucky charm, beginners luck, just my luck--are you seeing a pattern here? I saw a musical theme. Lots of “Lucky" song titles and song lyrics, plus a reminder or two that not all luck ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ray Gallon and Kenny Washington

Read "Ray Gallon and Kenny Washington" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We kick off our 715th Episode of Neon Jazz with the veteran New York City pianist Ray Gallon. The music keeps on getting better here in 2021 and we profile artists including Alyssa Allgood, Mara Rosenbloom and Jeremy Monteiro. In between new tracks, we have older cats that influenced them from the likes of Ari Hoenig, ...

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Article: Interview

Jeremy Monteiro: No Black Tie Required

Read "Jeremy Monteiro: No Black Tie Required" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Jeremy Monteiro has been Singapore's unofficial jazz ambassador since the late 1970s, carving out a pioneering path around the world. The first South East Asian to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the first S.E. Asian to record for the Verve label, Monteiro has made a habit of playing with the very best, from James ...

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Article: Album Review

Monaco, Meurkens, Hoyson, Lucas: Strollin'

Read "Strollin'" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


There are albums that seem to warrant physical engagement on the part of the listener. It is that sort of a music-listener dynamic where a long joyride or easy walk while enjoying the sounds is in order. By its very title Strollin' gives it all away here. And, it's no secret: this is take- it-along-and-enjoy-it music. ...


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