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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2018

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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Hong Kong City Hall Theatre; Hong Kong Cultural Centre October 7-13, 2018 “There are so many beautiful players in the world... and so few listeners," announced Jerry Bergonzi somberly from the stage, to a smatter of chuckles. That punchline might be flipped on its head in Hong Kong, where there is no shortage of upmarket bars in the Central district programing at least some semblance of “jazz," but just ...

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Bobby Zankel's Warriors Play Muhal Richard Abrams at October Revolution

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Bobby Zankel's Warriors Of The Wonderful Sound Marty Ehrlich, Conductor The Music Of Muhal Richard Abrams: Soundpath October Revolution Festival Christ Church Neighborhood House (Great Hall) Philadelphia, PA October 7, 2018 The late great pianist Muhal Richard Abrams was for many years a major force in modern jazz, accompanying a host of legendary and emerging new musicians, making ground-breaking recordings, and developing new musical forms ...

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Dave Burrell Full-Blown Trio at October Revolution Festival

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Dave Burrell Full-Blown Trio October Revolution Festival Christ Church Neighborhood House (Great Hall) Philadelphia, PA October 6, 2018 It isn't often one attends a jazz piano trio concert where the group plays a single totally improvised composition for about an hour. It would seem as daunting to the audience to hear as for the musicians to play. But pianist Dave Burrell is a masterful pioneering musician who recently earned the ...

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Not Two...But Twenty! Festival

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Not Two...But Twenty! Festival Wlen, Poland September 21-23, 2018 Intro There are some things worth celebrating in style, one of them being marked persistence in the face of adversity. That pretty much describes the continued existence of any jazz record label in these straitened times. To mark its 20th anniversary, Not Two Records convened an unprecedented line up of thirteen musicians from nine countries for a three day festival in the small village ...

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The Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda at Fringearts

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The Sai Anantam Ashram Singers with Rudresh Mahanthappa The Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda October Revolution Festival Fringearts Philadelphia, PA October 7, 2018 Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (1937 -2007) was the second wife of John Coltrane. Raising a family with him, she was also a fine pianist and replaced McCoy Tyner in Trane's quartet for a short time. Following his death, she experienced an emotional crisis which led her ...

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Paul Simon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Paul Simon Flushing Meadows Corona Park Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance Flushing, NY September 22, 2018 “Hello, my friends!"--so began Paul Simon's farewell concert, held in the New York City borough where it all began. The location, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, was the site of two World's Fairs (1939 and 1964), and is, according to Simon, a twenty-minute bicycle ride from where he grew up. The two-and-a-half-hour, career-spanning concert represented a perfect ...

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Andrea Clearfield Salon: 32 Year Anniversary Celebration

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Jimmy Bruno and other Jazz Artists Andrea Clearfield Salon 32 Year Anniversary Celebration Philadelphia, PA September 30, 2018 For thirty-two years, Andrea Clearfield's Salon has been a unique monthly musical event held at her Center City Philadelphia home with a large two-story high living room and a grand piano perfect for the occasion. At these salons, musicians and serious music aficianados gather for an evening of short performances by some ...

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European Jazz Conference Lisbon 2018: Portuguese showcases

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Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB); Livraria Ler Devagar European Jazz Conference Lisbon 2018 Lisbon, Portugal September 13-15, 2018 European Jazz Conference Lisbon 2018: Portuguese showcases This year's annual European Jazz Conference, a convention organized by the European Jazz Network, took place at Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. CCB, a huge multifunctional cultural site in the Lisbon neighborhood of Santa Maria de Bélem, is situated at the banks of the Tagus ...

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Connie Han Trio at Smoke Jazz Club

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Connie Han Trio Smoke Jazz Club New York, NY October 4, 2018 Combustible is the first word that sprung to mind as pianist Connie Han opened her first set by spring loading her wily rhythm-mates, bassist Edwin Livingston and drummer/musical director Bill Wysaske through a twisty, bop energy homage to Freddie Hubbard, which, as she explained in her opening intros, she had recently composed.After some humorous banter concerning her soon ...

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Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival 2018: New Contender on the South East Asia Block

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Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival 2018 Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching, Sarawak State, Borneo September 28-29, 2018 As one of the world's fastest growing economic regions, South East Asia is also a prime market for jazz--and, specifically, that chest- beating claxon of affluence, the festival. Joining the established ranks of Indonesia's Java Jazz and Singapore's Sing Jazz, enters the Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival (KWJF), in September 2018 sprouting up on the north-western tip of Borneo for a ...