August 17, 2019
FESTIVALS

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Rather provincial, the once so important festival in Saalfelden this year. One exception: Shabaka Hutchings. With the “press” he spoke about Africa and female history. “I am named ...
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The only classical jazz I heard was the break music with Dave Brubeck, who the soundtrack played at Atlas. It was the 10th time that the festival was ...
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Chick Corea helped create jazz fusion style. Famed pianist and composer has won 22 Grammy Awards. Musician to lead several performances during 39th annual Labor Day. Famed pianist ...
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This year was the 45th Anniversary of Umbria Jazz and it proved to be one of its most successful with some 33,000 tickets sold to jazz fans who attended 250 ...
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Saxophonist Steve Coleman’s concert at Middelheim Jazz Festival Sunday evening was one of those performances so bursting with energy that I simply lost track of time. The band ...
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Sure, Kamasi Washington is a powerful soloist who conjures some ecstasy out of his saxophone every time he plays but at a concert going on for one hour ...
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The politically radical free jazz legend Archie Shepp and the slick studio professional Randy Brecker may seem like an odd couple but at Sunday evening at Middelheim Jazz ...
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John Zorn is such a productive composer that most of the concerts at the Lisbon Jazz Festival/John Zorn Special Edition last week were performances of new music, which ...
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The talented Ibrahim Maalouf struck again at the opening of the Jazz in Marciac festival, giving the audience a raging duo with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis: a “big ...
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The Nice Jazz Festival, which was held from July 16 to 21, 2018, is the jazz festival of the French Riviera with the biggest blow for the bucks: ...
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My knowledge of Malta was previously limited to The Maltese Falcon, the three WWII biplanes Faith, Hope and Charity, and the islanders’ favourite confection, Maltesers – only joking, ...
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The Finnish festival ranged from funk to free with Tower of Power, Mavis Staples, Vijay Iyer and south Londoners Ruby Rushton. Though it’s one of Europe’s oldest jazz ...
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With an abundance of big names on the larger stages, Eddie Myer rounds up the stars of tomorrow who lit-up the Bandstand and Arena. Love Supreme Jazz Festival‘s ...
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Last year, Montreal native Leonard Cohen was immortalized in a 20-story mural in the city’s downtown. Cohen’s image now stands out clearly on the skyline, sending a powerful ...
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Vitrin is Turkish for “display window,” like those of the dense storefronts lining even Istanbul’s quietest streets. That’s exactly what the Vitrin Contemporary Turkish Music Showcase is: a ...
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The Slovenian capital of Ljubljana has rightly become in the last few years one of the most loved tourist destinations in Europe. Hugged by its namesake river, crossing ...
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Jazz historically has aimed for deep cultural relevance and a commitment to social justice, as vintage work by Charles Mingus, John Coltrane or Abbey Lincoln make abundantly clear. ...
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“I’ve already had my mind blown once today,” a geezerish head of a certain age tells his friend. “By that woman there.” The cause of his expanded horizons, Nubya ...
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A subset of the fusion group CrossCurrents, the trio of Zakir Hussain, Chris Potter, Dave Holland made their public appearance ever at Istanbul international Jazz festival 2018. Hussain, ...
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What makes the lawns of Saratoga Springs so green and lush, its sturdy trees so tall? That would be rain. What has made music lovers flock to this ...
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