Festivals

Oslo Jazzfestival’s Nordic Showcase

This weekend is the kick off for the 2018 Oslo Jazz Festival. The Oslo Jazz Festival has evolved into a modern festival that takes both the music and the pulse of the city,...

Canada’s SymphRONica prepare to land at Pianodrome

Canadian pianist Ron Davis will be one of the first musicians to appear in what is being described as the world’s first playable amphitheatre when his band SymphRONica returns...

Belgian pride shines on Jazz Middelheim 2018

Jazz Middelheim (9-12 August) has a strong Belgian contribution this year. The annual festival in Antwerp has famous guitarist Philip Catherine as one of its main attractions....

Reflections, “Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2018”, and Danish Hygge!

“Hygge” – this is the motto Danes have been celebrating for years. “Hygge” means something like “cosiness” or “security”....

Interview with Salvador Sobral: New Album & Jazz Thoughts

Interviewer Marta Ramon  Feature photo © Sergio Lacedonia Salvador Sobral is not a singer but a voice instrumentalist who loves to explore creativity through porous jazz limits....

Ghent Jazz Festival: Successful mix of Jazz and Pop

Ghent Jazz Festival 2018 attracted 32,000 visitors, and it continues to grow. This is roughly equivalent to the number of enthusiasts who visited the famous 13th century Abbey...

Love Supreme 2018 – Sun, décolletage and plenty of music!

This year the Love Supreme Festival was a rather different one on so many levels. First of all, the stunning weather played a part into the success of this Festival which started...

Interview with North Sea Jazz Festival Director – Jan Willem Luyken.

The North Sea Jazz Festival is one of those Iconic European festivals that has gone along way in defining the genre. Founded in 1976 by entrepreneur Paul Arket the festival is not...

Grandmaster Brad Mehldau one star attraction at Gent Jazz Festival 2018

The concert of the Brad Mehldau Trio at Gent Jazz Festival (June 29th – July 8th) is the one I most look forward to. The way the pianist constructs his music, can take you into...

22 Jazz Festival Palau de la Música de València, Spain

If you are planning to visit Valencia this summer, don’t miss out on attending one of the most important Spanish Jazz Festivals. Starting in mid June and continuing throughout...

Frank Koulen – Founder of the Jazz Club Porgy and Bess

The life of Frank Koulen may well serve as a scenario for a feature film. The founder of the jazz club Porgy and Bess in Terneuzen, The Netherlands. Frank  was born in Suriname...