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Panama Jazz Festival 2015 – Danilo Perez Announces 2015 Lineup

12th Annual Panama Jazz Festival Led by Artistic Director Danilo PérezAnnounces 2015 Lineup Festival Dates: January 12 – 17, 2015 Uniting internationally acclaimed jazz artists, renowned educators and jazz fans from around the globe, the 12th Annual Panama Jazz Festival will be held January 12-17, 2015 at The City of …

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CD Release: Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Blue

Audacious. How else would you describe a project to re-create note for note one of the most famous jazz albums of all time? That famous album, of course, would be Kind of Blue. Some other people may say it’s “unnecessary.” “Interesting.” “Foolish.” “Impudent.” “Inscrutable.” “Sardonic.” “Outrageous.” “Unoriginal.” “Blasphemous.” Or “mischievous.” …

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Daniel-Sidney Bechet to conjure up the spirit of New Orleans Jazz in London

By John Stevenson Drummer Daniel-Sidney Bechet, the Paris-based son of New Orleans soprano saxophone innovator and clarinettist, Sidney Bechet (1897-1959), will conjure up the musical spirit of the Crescent City on October 9th, when he performs at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High St, London, SW11 3HX. Starting at 8pm sharp, Daniel-Sidney …

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Gilles Peterson storms the Brazilian music scene with Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam

By John Stevenson Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam, Gilles Peterson’s most recent recording project, is yet another product of his fascination with Brazilian music and culture. The album, recorded in Brazil, cuts across a wide swathe of styles and genres, fusing old-school sambas and jazz-funk and features the most exciting …

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