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First-ever Italian Jazz Gala celebrates international friendship through music

Although progress is rocky and uncertain, the world seems to be opening up again slowly. International travel is still complicated, but that never stopped Polish saxophonist and...

CD Review: Emil de Waal, Vente

Danish drummer Emil de Waal, whose name fooled me into assuming he would be Belgian, released his sixth album as leader of this formation, Vente, on July 2. He is joined by...

Jazzahead! welcomes first-ever Russian showcase with LRK Trio

It’s April, and for many jazz enthusiasts, that used to mean traveling to Bremen, Germany to attend Jazzahead!, Europe’s largest jazz conference. In that sense, the event...