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Jazz Festival: Maestro Franco D’Andrea | Culture

The first day of this year’s Jazzaldia festival was round, culminating in an excellent double program in the Plaza de la Trinidad. For a moment, it seemed that there was no pandemic: the masks, the social distance and the reduced capacity were there, but the poster with top international artists such as Franco D’Andrea, Dave […]

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James Brandon Lewis: Jazz as a tool for knowledge | Culture

James Brandon Lewis performing in Rotterdam in 2017.Peter van Breukelen “The world doesn’t need another John Coltrane,” says James Brandon Lewis (Buffalo, New York, 38 years old), voted the most promising tenor sax of 2020 in Magazine DownBeat. However, not only stylistically it is possible to compare him with who bequeathed us Giant Steps —Lewis […]

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Bob Sands, saxophonist and teacher of jazz musicians, dies | Culture

Bob Sands during the ‘Jazz Palacio Real’ concerts, held in Madrid on July 26, 2020.Oscar Gonzalez / Cordon Press On May 25 at the Reina Victoria Theater in Madrid a tribute concert was held to the saxophonist, director of his own Big Band, clarinetist, flutist, composer and jazz teacher Bob Sands. That meeting was full […]

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The album that emerged from the pandemic and made jazz pianist Albert Sanz sing with the ‘crooner’ Javier Botella | Culture

The pianist Albert Sanz and the ‘crooner’ Javier Botella at the Westin hotel in Valencia.Monica Torres Albert Sanz, 43, was born into a very musical family. His mother, Mamen García, is a singer, actress and composer, and his father, Josep Sanz, a conductor and performer. The Valencian pianist grew up in that environment, who at […]

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The San Sebastián jazz festival announces part of the line-up for its 2020 edition | Culture

Silvia Pérez Cruz sings at the 2014 Ondas gala.Massimiliano Minocri The Jazzaldia de San Sebastián festival has confirmed its edition of this year, which will run from July 22 to 26, and has announced part of its lineup, which, compared to what is usual in the appointment with the dean improvisation of the Spanish summer […]

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‘Tourist’: a spectacular jazz and ‘deep house’ cocktail and a St. Germain masterpiece | Blog North American route and beyond

Ludovic Navarre tells that an accident in a windsurfing sports competition at the age of 15 led him to music. He wanted to be a professional on the waves and, after being forced to stop competing, he ended up obsessing over new technologies. “I discovered my second life,” he confesses. That second life passed through […]

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Read a preview of ‘The Mobster’s Lament’, a police epic in the golden age of jazz | Elementary Blog

The mobster’s lament (Alianza Editorial, translation by Mariano Antolín) continues the ambitious series by Ray Celestin, determined to follow the trail of jazz history and mix it with the best of police. Already surprised with Jazz for the ax killer and confirmed everything with the overwhelming Dead man’s blues. This is the third installment. EPISODE […]

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‘Harlem 1958’: The day jazz musicians got up early | Culture

It is known as A Great Day in Harlem or simply Harlem 1958, and it is the most celebrated choral photo in the history of jazz. It became a prototype: it has been recreated with writers, rappers, actors and, of course, jazzmen from different latitudes. It had a lot of miracle. His actor, Art KaneHe […]

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