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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2015, Part 2

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 16-17, 2015 Part 1 | Part 2 The site of the Pavilion Arthabaska, a chalet on a hill above the town, is a popular spot in Victoriaville (think lookout and make out), not a place that is obvious for avant-garde music, but the room featured some of the best shows of the festival. The sound in the room was impeccable, perfect for ...

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Helen Sung at the Howard Brubeck Theatre

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Helen SungHoward Brubeck Theatre, Palomar Community College Steinway Series San Marcos, CA May 17, 2015 Helen Sung closed out Palomar College's first annual Steinway Series in the newly remodeled Howard Brubeck Theatre with a stunning display of solo jazz piano that not only provided a resounding close to the new musical series in northern jny: San Diego County, but showed why Sung is among the most highly regarded young jazz pianists. (Sung's performance followed ...

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Jazz and Theatre: A Review of “Miles & Coltrane: Blue”

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When trying to understand the rise and phenomenon of jazz music in the 1950's and 1960's, understanding the life of the jazz musician is equally important. Many of their stories illuminated heroic musical genius birthed out of pain, hope, and a charged political ethos. The play Miles & Coltrane: Blue delivered a snapshot of this experience through the lens of jazz icons Miles Davis and John Coltrane. It was recently performed at The International Civil Rights Museum in jny: Greensboro, ...

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Art of Cool Jazz Festival: Gretchen Parlato and Alan Hampton

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Art of Cool Jazz Festival Gretchen Parlato and Alan Hampton PSI Theater Durham, NC April 25, 2015 It was a cool, whistful, and breezy Saturday evening. Sounds of improvisation and ingenuity seeped out of the edifices of multiple, cozy and packed venues---and into the air of the night. It was the final night of The Art of Cool Jazz Festival and one of several closing acts featured Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Gretchen Parlato and ...

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Jakob Bro, Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan at Musikhuset Aarhus

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Jakob Bro, Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan Musikhuset Aarhus Aarhus, Denmark May 9, 2015 Great music gives great expectations. When it was announced that Danish guitarist Jakob Bro was going on tour with the core of players responsible for the musical magic on his trilogy: Balladeering (Loveland Records, 2009), Time (Loveland Records, 2011) and December Song (Loveland Records, 2013), it was a promise of a singular opportunity to encounter the chemistry between ...

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Live From Old York: Spring Festival Of New Music

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York Spring Festival Of New Music April 29-May 3, 2015 The University Of York's Spring Festival Of New Music covered a diverse range of fresh sounds, presented in a variety of venues, including two deconsecrated churches. Students from the music department were heavily involved, but there were also visiting composers and performers, helping to probe the fringes of moderne composition, edging into the languages of rock, jazz, improvisation and the imagining of centuries-old ...

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Jakob Bro, Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan at Mengi

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Jakob Bro, Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan Mengi Reykjavík, Iceland May 8, 2015 (2nd show) “I've been waiting for this moment for a long time," said guitarist Jakob Bro to the small, tightly packed audience at Mengi, a vibrant new arts space in downtown Reykjavik. This tour--which besides Iceland also made stops in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Norway and Greenland--had been some time in coming, for all concerned. It's been ...



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