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Erik Truffaz tours Bending New Corners

The Swiss-born Frenchman Erik Truffaz is a mild-mannered maestro on trumpet but his sound is huge and expansive to a slow-building sonic seduction. His fans are also more typical...

Black Beauties – Arthur Jafa at the 58th Venice Art Biennale, 2019

Arthur Jafa is the winner of the prestigious Golden Lion award at the 58th Venice Art Biennale – Born in Tupelo, Mississippi (in 1960) and now based in Los Angeles, he is an...

Photo Feature: The World Jazz Photo Competition

Among the most iconic photographs of the 20th century capturing both the essence of the modern era and the rise of jazz in Europe is one of Miles Davis holding his trumpet with an...

Pushing Beyond Jazz, Dobršská brána Music Festival

First-rate international musicians who can’t be pigeon-holed into music categories congregate for the 3rd annual Dobršská brána International Music Festival 2019, in South...

John Zorn – Bagatelles Marathon (5 hours of non-stop performance)

John Zorn, an ever-evolving saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist and composer, is taking his Bagatelles marathon project to Europe. After all, Beethoven has the most well-known...

Kamasi Washington – Man With a Message – June/July Euro Tour Dates

Kamasi Washington has been brewing a new concoction, a jazz gumbo with uplifting female and male vocalists, sometimes a Lalo Schifrin soundtrack dramatic flair, or a rousing...

Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward – New Jazzy Blues – June Euro Tour

Charlie Hunter is a master guitarist playing jazz and blues on his custom made 7 or 8-string guitars; he’ll be performing with his newest musical partner, vocalist Lucy...

Eclectic Jazz at Colours of Ostrava International Music Festival July 17-20, 2019

Jazz has a more eclectic profile than usual at this year’s Colours of Ostrava 2019, as an assorted lot from the relentless march of Sons of Kemet, who seem to be perfectly...

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics – A Super Afro-Jazz & Soul Affair

Orlando Julius is an illustrious and veteran Afro-jazz, Afro-soul, Afrobeat saxophonist from Nigeria leading The Heliocentrics, a younger generation neo-psychedelic jazz groove...

Rotem Sivan – Guitar Fury Revisits the Standards & Beyond on Euro Tour

In 1961, John Coltrane collaborating with McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, and others turned a couple of non-jazz standards, the traditional English folk song, “Greensleeves” and the...

Joe Lovano’s “Trio Tapestry” – Produced by Manfred Eicher (ECM) Euro Tour

For arguably the most prestigious of jazz labels, Blue Note, the tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano has recorded as a leader, more than twenty albums beginning with “Landmarks” in...