lunes, 28 de octubre de 2013

Continuing the great romance of Europe with the Jazz! -

The 15th edition of the Zurich International Festival will be held at Club der Zürcher Kantonalbank im Theater der Künste, Zürich from October 30 to November 2, 2013 and their scenarios keychain: Spectrum 40 Billy Cobham, Bob James and Dave Sanborn and the close Chucho Valdes Quintet the sensation Buika.
In these days wonder: What nationality is mister Cobham? : This extraordinary drummer is Panama.



In Switzerland itself, but in Lausanne, will take effect starting Jazz Onze + same day October 30 and one more day holiday, until November 3. With the Casino Montbenon and several rooms arranged for Dianne Reeves, John Scofield, Dave Holland and Prism, Christian Scott and Tomasz Stanko Quartet New York.

Meanwhile in Berlin, the German capital, the big party starts on Thursday 31 and will extend through Sunday, November 3 (2013). Two header drummers Jack DeJohnette, Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio and others will be cheering.

In Amphion, Laag-Keppel, Holland, Candy Dulfer, Chris Barber and Johan Blohm the main attractions will be the 1st and November 2nd.
Certainly Ms. Dulfer is a member of the organization of "Ámsterdam World Jazz City 2014".
Great representation of Latin Jazz will have Moncalieri Jazz Festival in Italy. But the party is too big 1 to November 17. Moncalieri is located in the northwest of the boot, very close to France, so expect a great advanced Jazz fans of all neighbors. On Saturday November 2 there will be an evening dedicated to "The Cuban Tropical Swing Orchestra". Han called "Volcan" fairly musical, concert Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Armando Gola and Anthony Carrillo. Joe Lovano (tenor sax). The phenomenal Yilian Canizares (Ochumare), violinist and Singer, and more Latin Jazz Quartet. Fabrizio Bosso (trombon) close to the RAI Symphony Orchestra. What good is going to be ... Gozalo!
33° Cartagena Jazz Festival (Spain)
In Cartagena in Spain there will also be a worthy representation of Latin Jazz. The presence of Chucho Valdes & The Afro Cuban Messsengers, Chano Dominguez, the winning Luciana Souza and more, ensure the success of the 33 celebration of Cartagena Jazz Festival. From 2 to November 22, 2013, in  Nuevo Teatro Circo y Auditorio El Batel.
We wish for all the best in these magnificent cultural-artistic events where tourist highlights like the great jazz music. Where children, youth and adults can not only enjoy, but inspired by his musicianship.
¡¡Amor y Jazz!!

domingo, 27 de octubre de 2013

Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 17th edition - The always excellent hostess Costa Ambar

Dominican Republic Jazz Festival has become one of the tourist-cultural events more to this country proud.

From this Thursday 31 turns 17 years since its inception and are several times we've served the invitation we made ​​the Directorate of Tourism (Lic. Miguelina Ruiz), the organization of the event and some institutions and related companies, so that next year will celebrate its most age.

Lorenzo Sancassani, always acting leader of the organization of the Festival, has formed a team that deserves recognition, but has been a continuous drive to improve year after year.
The Festival, which has become one of the most important in the region, is set in the beautiful Costa Ambar (north coast of Dominican Republic), so that the enjoyment on the day
sun, beach, practice of water sports (kite surfing, sailing, etc..), acquisition of crafts, horseback historical sites, etc.. and at night the beach with renowned rumba musiciansmake this event a destination for relaxation immediately, joy and enjoyment.

This year, always live, the line up is very solid in Latin Jazz, from Thursday to Saturday Puerto Plata Cabarete, Sosua stopping, were mounted on the stage: Bernie Williams (guitarist, former Yankee New York), which since its release has caused great expectation, Richie Flores (conga player carats), Horacio "the Black" Hernandez (one of the best drummers in the world), Edsel Gomez (considered by many one of the greatest improvisers in the piano), Ivan Renta (alto sax enjoying great moment in his career), Ramon Vasquez (bass hierarchy and pillar of the organization), Abraham Laboriel (bass bright Mexican), Alex Acuna (drummer, percussionist ample history), Manuel Valera (Cuban pianist Grammy nominee) being the closure Marco Pignataro Trio and Johnny Ventura ace merengue, known as "El Caballo Mayor" with Milly Quezada "La Reina del Merengue".


"After 53 years Alfredo Naranjo y Los Jovenes del Sur launch new Pollera Colora"

'La Pollera Colora' is a composition whose original composers were: Juan Bautista Castro Madera (clarinetist of the Orchestre de Pedro Salcedo) in music and accepting this Choperena Wilson, lead singer of the same orchestra, the letter.
This subject, cumbia, Colombia's traditional rhythm, recorded at 78 RPM acetate album, though not to the liking of Conductor Salcedo, such was his success that he went around the world. This occurred in 1960 and 61.
And during the following years there was no party in Latin America and many parts of the globe where chevere not dance the cumbia "La Pollera Colora", many people live with longing those times.
Today we have a special version with a first arrangement and orchestration, under the baton of one of the best vibraphone has delighted us with his nice salsa and Latin jazz: Alfredo Naranjo.
Mr. Naranjo achieved a new success in his career and is followed by  Los Jóvenes del Sur, musicians from Colombia, Peru, Cuba and Venezuela.
Alli will accompany the video to enjoy where Your are of Latin music.
¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!

lunes, 21 de octubre de 2013

More Jazz Festivals in Europa...!

In the town of Presov, Slovakia, will be a party in two days
in which the stage will be occupied by: Edilson Sanchez Quartet, Chicago Blue Connection, Zawinul Legacy Band and others.

Hanza Jazz Festiwal IX comes to hand editing Cultury Centrum 105 of its Director Pawel Strojek, and a group of collaborators magnificent as: Monica Modla, Grazyna Ostroglowa, Izabella Aguieazka Wilke and Walczak, who have the mission to get you started this Festival to the world.
In Koszalin, Poland.


While in Konstanz, Germany, will be held on Jazzherbst 2013 with the participation of: Grunes Blatt, Netnakisum, Hilaria Kramer, Villerd / Ayler Quartet.

Salzburger Jazz-Herbst
The presence of Jamaican Monty Alexander Trio gives capital gains to Salzburger Jazz-Herbst in Austria.
Deutsches Jazz Festival Frankfurt 2013
Some musicians in high demand worldwide Dave Holland (bass) and Pharoah Sanders (sax)

The Jazz fans are encouraged throughout Germany to the upcoming performances of Dave Holland Prism and Pharoah Sanders & The Urderground in Frankfurt.

Orlando "Maraca" Valle and All Stars captive back to Paris

 The images are revealing the success obtained by Orlando "Maraca" Valle, talented flutist and composer, with his Latin Jazz All Stars in Paris.
This concert took place on October 14 at the Chatelet Theatre where a pin would not fit and where emotion and communication between the public and the great musicians remained from start to finish.
In addition to themes from the album "Reencuentros", Orlando blew many of his compositions have led him to stardom.
Shared the stage with first-line characters: Steve Turre, Giovanni Hidalgo, Horacio "The Black" Hernandez and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, among other.

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!

This is one of the last videos of Orlando "Maraca" Valle and Latin Jazz All Stars with a summary of "Reencuentros" and what they are capable of giving these great musicians

Grand Tribute to "El Comandante" Mario Rivera


Mario Rivera was a founding member of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra; a revered virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and beloved mentor to countless musicians. The program will feature artists who loved and worked with Rivera including trumpeter Ray Vega, guitarist Ed Cherry, percussionist Alex Diaz, and Mario’s son, drummer Phoenix Rivera. Joining them on Friday only will be tenor saxophonist George Coleman, followed by trombonist Papo Vazquez on Saturday.  A highlight of both evenings will be a re-creation of Rivera’s classic recording, El Commandante, featuring Ivan Renta, one of Rivera’s protégés and a member of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Guided by guest curator and noted researcher Leonardo Ivan Dominguez, we will explore Rivera’s roots in Afro Dominican folkloric music with a segment featuring KumbaCarey, directed by Pedro Raposo and Maria Terrero.

B.B.King: Live in Person

sábado, 19 de octubre de 2013

Concierto de Sebastian Chames

Miércoles, 23 de octubre de 2013 a las 21:00 h en Clamores
Alburquerque 14, 28010 Madrid.
 El pianista Sebastián Chames presenta su segundo disco titulado "Reconstrucción", grabado en Nueva York y editado en España por el sello Youkali Music. Para este proyecto ha contado con una formación del máximo nivel internacional: Jeremy Pelt a la Trompeta (votado trompetista del año durante cinco años por la revista Downbeat y que cuenta con siete discos como solista); Justin Robinson al Saxo Alto (mundialmente conocido por pertenecer al Roy Hargrove Quintet); Dwayne Burno al Contrabajo (que ha participado en más de cincuenta discos y tocado entre otros con Betty Carter, Barry Harris, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, etc.); y Willie Jones III, uno de los mejores baterías del momento (actual miembro del “Cedar Walton Quintet” ex miembro del Roy Hargrove Quintet durante ocho años, también ha tocado con estrellas como Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Hank Jones, etc.).

El disco consta principalmente de composiciones originales arregladas para quinteto. Ha colaborado en la producción Rodney Kendrick, pianista de Abbey Lincoln durante siete años, y que ha producido también para ella, así como para Randy Weston, Dee Dee Bridgewater y Diana Ross. “Reconstrucción” ha sido grabado en Acoustic Recording, en Brooklyn, con Michael Brorby como ingeniero de sonido, y mezclado y masterizado en Oporto por Mario Barreiros. El repertorio se ha rodado por clubs y festivales, entre otros Smalls (NY), Festival International de Jazz de Amersfoort, Festival internacional de Jazz de Valencia etc. La presentación en Clamores tendrá lugar con una formación local igualmente de primer nivel formada por Jorge Vistel a la Trompeta, Inoidel González, al Saxo Tenor, David González al Contrabajo y Federico Marini a la Batería

Monk in Paris, '69

Blue Note Records has announced a November 26 release date for Thelonious Monk Paris 1969, a fascinating late-career document of the late jazz pianist and composer in performance with his Quartet at the Salle Pleyel concert hall in Paris, France, on December 15, 1969. Beautifully captured on black-and-white film, the concert also featured a surprise guest appearance from drummer Philly Joe Jones. Also included is a rare on-camera interview with Monk that was conducted by the French bassist Jacques Hess after the concert. Paris 1969 will be available in several formats including physical releases on CD/DVD, CD and vinyl, as well as a digital album and digital long-form video. Special direct-to-consumer bundles that include a limited edition 18”x24” lithograph poster are currently available at
“The 1969 Paris concert captures the power and the undiminished beauty of Monk’s music, reminding us that even as his body aged his musical imagination knew no limits,” writes Monk scholar Robin Kelley in his liner notes essay. However, Kelley also illuminates what a peculiar and challenging moment 1969 was for the 52-year-old pianist. Monk hadn’t achieved true success until the late-’50s with his legendary run at the Five Spot Café in New York City with John Coltrane (a band captured on the lost recording Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, from 1957, which was discovered and released on Blue Note in 2005). By the early-’60s, Monk’s success had peaked when he signed with Columbia Records and was eventually featured on the cover of [i]Time[i] magazine in 1964.
However, by 1969, in addition to health issues, Monk’s success was beginning to wane. His recording contract with Columbia had just come to end after an attempt at marketing him to a younger rock audience. That disappointment was followed by the departure of drummer Ben Riley and bassist Larry Gales from his band, which left Monk with two chairs to fill on short notice before his European tour.
Monk eventually found two young musicians — bassist Nate Hygelund and drummer Paris Wright — to fill out the Quartet with his longtime tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Luckily the inexperienced rhythm section had some time to gel before hitting the stage in Paris with a lengthy engagement in London followed by stops in Germany and Italy. By the time they reached the Pleyel, the band was in fine form, which made for a triumphant return for Monk to the very stage he had made his Parisian debut on in 1954 in front of a hostile audience who felt that Monk was too avant-garde. Fifteen years later the situation could not have been more different with an enthusiastic audience and the concert being broadcast on television.
In addition to rollicking Quartet versions of Monk classics such as “I Mean You,” “Straight No Chaser” and “Blue Monk,” the set also includes three stunning solo piano performances on “Don’t Blame Me,” “I Love You Sweetheart Of All My Dreams” and “Crepuscule With Nellie.” However, an undeniable highlight of the concert was when veteran drummer Philly Joe Jones, who was an expat living in Paris at the time, emerged from backstage to borrow the sticks from the 17-year-old Wright, providing a palpable spark on Monk’s “Nutty.”

martes, 15 de octubre de 2013

Light glows Jazz in Europe ... here some of the festivals in the coming days

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Clermont-Ferrand, France, today begins the 26th Edition of the International Jazz Festival in Tete, in the town of Clermont-Ferrand, France where renowned exponents will be given appointment as Dave Holland Prism Quartet , Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Kenny Garrett Quintet.

             In Gibraltar the party will be entertained by New Orleans Jump Band, John Galiardo Quintet and Arturo Serra, Kirsty Almeida & The Troubadours, Dan Moretti Band - who shall be responsible also a musical workshop-and   closed with Jools Holland & Rhythm.   
While in the Republic of Macedonia held the Skopje Jazz Festival from 17 to 20 October. Among the guests are notorious The Abercombrie Quartet, Harriet Tubman & Cassandra Wilson, Rob Mazurek & Sao Paulo and Dave Holland Prism.
 Blues Orchestra. This will be from tomorrow
to Saturday 19 this month.


Cassandra Wilson  is a winner and vibrant vocalist, songwriter and American producer who has put his emblem in jazz. He has won two grammy and her tone of voice and eloquence on stage Popularity fill it.

 Mons en Jazz is a dedicated Belgian Jazz proposal, this time, to the best voices in the nation, among which are: Sarah Ferry, Chrystel Wantier, Sarah Letor, and also act Lazzy String Trio. The place will be the Auditorium Abel Dubois, in Mons, Belgium and will take effect on 18 and 19 October.

In a single day, October 19, 2013, is to be held in Perigueux Musiques Nouvelle Orleans', France, involved the fanfare of Dirty Dozens Brass Band, Catherine Russell and Johnny Sansone.
Lamezia Jazz XI 2013 Edition - 10/19/2013 to November 3, 1013
 This festival will consist of fifteen days and 4 great events.
Joey DeFrancesco Trio composed of this phenomenon and a touch of funk organ, Steve Cotter (guitar) and Ramon Banda (drums), they will be cheering.

The other Super Trio presented is composed legendary guitarist Scott Henderson, the famous drummer Dennis Chambers and bass virtuoso Jeff
Jeff Berlin
This is one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe, is very close to its golden anniversary, that they would continue as one of the greatest spectacles in the world in five years.
The presence of important figures of the World Jazz and the opportunity to share with them the new promises give this event a special place. Also the exhibits, forum, workshops, films, dances, a never ending variety within the framework of Jazz.
The unfortunately disappeared Bebo Valdes continues to receive honors, and here in this city, Barcelona, Spain, which was so dear is still remembered.
                        The presence of sensational  Miguel Zenon Quartet (Luis Perdomo, Hans Glawischnig and Henry Cole) emotion impregnates the Festival, as this leads to large class saxophonist on stage productions. And now he has a nice project called "Cultural Caravan".     
But the constellation of stars is large: Luciana Souza, Christian Mcbride, Martirio, Chucho Valdes, Jack DeJohnette, Avishai Cohen, Pepe Rivero, Ariadna Castellanos, Chucho Valdes, Jamie Cullum, Alexander Abreu & Havana D'Primera, Omar Sosa , Ravi Coltrane, Dianne Reeves and more. So the representation of Latin Jazz is significant.

There are two figures that are causing expectation in Jazz lovers are young as Alfredo Rodriguez (piano) protected from Quincy Jones and the recent winner of the Thelonious Monk Competition Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana. The're waiting ...