Jazz Festival Guide
out where the happening Jazz festivals are around
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Jazz Festival, Jardins de Cimiez, Nice, France
The most noticeable thing about the Nice Jazz Festival is
that it hardly features any jazz. What little there is revolves
around the ..... independent.co.uk
Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
THE most high-profile – and hyped – figure in
jazz returned to the Harrogate International Festival on Sunday
evening, two years after his debut there, and once again brought
a near-capacity crowd to its feet ..... yorkshiretoday.com
JAZZ FEST :: COREA & JARRETT
The one thing that sets the Montreal Jazz Festival apart from
the myriad of other similar events around the world is its
Invitation Series. Launched in 1989, it showcases two musicians,
four nights each.... jambase.com
Louis Jazz Festival
Hearing jazz players at The fourth annual U.S. Bank St. Louis
Jazz Festival, held at Shaw Park in Clayton on Friday and
Saturday, has to be judged a success on many levels ......
and company live up to advance billing
NEW YORK -- Expectations were high for Friday's concert at
Carnegie Hall with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland
and Brian Blade. And after Bill Cosby introduced the band....
JAZZ FESTIVAL REVIEW | URI CAINE
A Conversation With Mahler Across a Century and More
Gustav Mahler was on the menu Wednesday night at the Village
Vanguard. Uri Caine, the wide-ranging jazz pianist .... nytimes.com
Jazz Festival fans reminisce about the old days
Friends and memories fuel the crowd in town for this weekend's
HAMPTON -- Ethel Todd of Chesapeake remembers the very first
Hampton Jazz Festival on the grounds of Hampton University.
Review: The Playboy Jazz Festival
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The sound system is much
improved now that the 11 huge Frank Gehry globes have vanished,
replaced by a huge transparent quoit hanging over everybody's
head in the new Hollywood Bowl proscenium....
kickin' and cool cats open Jazz Fest Producer John Nugent
sure nailed it when he introduced Mose Allison as “this
cat” during Friday’s opening night of the Rochester
International Jazz Festival...
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Francisco, CA—SFJAZZ, the largest non-profit
jazz presenter on the west coast,
an explosive artist line-up for its 22nd annual San
Francisco Jazz Festival, including; Caetano Veloso,
Ruth Brown in a Fats Waller Celebration, Dianne Reeves,
Etta James, Don Byron, Jason Moran, Mariza, and Rokia
Jazz Festival: World-Class Jazz in a World-Class Setting
Symphony Orchestra presents featured performers which
nclude Harry Connick, Jr., Savion Glover & Jimmy
Slyde, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Dave Brubeck Quartet
& Symphonette, Marian McPartland, Taylor Eigsti,
Eliane Elias, Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta II, Doug
Wamble Quartet, Miquel Zenon Quartet......
Jazz Festival (21-28 July)
The NICE JAZZ FEST, one of three major
jazz events in Europe with Montreux and The Hague,
draws more than 45,000 spectators every summer with
its 500 plus musicians, 8 days, 75 concerts and 120
hours of magic and music! Every night from 7 pm to
midnight, 3 stages present a prestigious array of
world-famous artists...... nicejazzfest.com
Pori Jazz Festival 17-25 July
39th International Pori Jazz Festival will be held
from the 17th to 25th July 2004. The festival program
comprises over a hundred concerts. The big open-air
concerts will be held at the beautiful Kirjurinluoto
concert park and there will be several clubs to enjoy
the concerts during the night time also.
Annual Monterey Jazz Festival (September
17 - 19) Presented by MCI Features Bobby McFerrin
with Jack DeJohnette, Savion Glover & TI DII,
Terence Blanchard Sextet with Jon Faddis, Slide ampton
& James Moody; Marian McPartland Trio with Bill
Charlap, Jason Moran & Lynne Arriale; Take 6,
Chaka Khan, Regina Carter Quintet, Buddy Guy, Don
Byron Trio with Jason Moran & Jack DeJohnette,
Bill Charlap Trio with Clark Terry & Frank Wess,
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
led by Arturo O’Farrill....
Jazz Festival Marks Ninth Anniversary
GOSHEN - This year marks the ninth anniversary of
the Litchfield Jazz Festival, Friday, August 6 through
Sunday, August 8 at the Goshen Fairgrounds.
Tickets are on sale for the three-day event which
features Arturo Sandoval, John Pizzarelli, an All-Star
Count Basie Centennial Celebration, a Nat Cole Tribute
starring Freddy Cole, Brad Mehldau and much more ....
festival to add new flavours
The 14th Malta Jazz festival, to
be held between 16 and 18 July at Ta’ Liesse
in Valletta, promises a selection of music to suit
everyone’s taste, with the three nights being
based on Latin jazz and a blend of Afro-Cuban and
American jazz ..... independent.com.mt
San Jose Jazz Society Announces The 2004 Comcast San Jose Jazz Festival Presented
by Southwest Airlines
Headliners are an electrifying and eclectic
mix of jazz legends and new superstars, including James Moody, Terence Blanchard,
Lizz Wright, Pete Escovedo, Ray Barretto, Jane Bunnett, Steve Turre, and Dena
World's largest free jazz festival expected to bring 165,000 music
lovers to downtown San Jose, California ... sanjosejazz.org
Jazz sets 50th bash
George Wein sure knows how to throw a party.
The founder of the Newport Jazz Festival is marking the 50th anniversary of the
event with a 2004 lineup that's literally a Who's Who of modern jazz.
those appearing on one of the three stages (up from two in the past) at Fort Adams
State Park on Aug. 14 are George Shearing, Branford Marsalis, Ron Carter, James
Moody, Jackie McLean, Dave Brubeck, Marian McPartland, Phil Woods, Harry Connick
Jr. and Clark Terry... bostonherald.com
Musicians Join Jazz Aspen Events
Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Lyle Lovett and David Byrne are among the artists
confirmed to take part in the Janus Jazz Aspen Snowmass festivals this summer.
The first of the events will take place June 24-27 in downtown Aspen, Col....
picked for Jazz Fest '04
HAMPTON -- Building on the winning formula
of the last several years, organizers of this year's Hampton Jazz Festival unveiled
today a strong mix of R&B favorites, smooth jazz performers and up-and-coming
Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Stephanie Mills, smooth jazz artists Dave Koz
and Wayman Tisdale and newcomers Kem and Floetry are among the performers signed
for the three-day event June 25-27.....
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sizzles again with jazz
(SHANGHAI, China (CNN) -- In the 1930s, Shanghai, known as
the Paris of the East, was the cabaret and jazz center of
greats on stage at summer fests
Jazz enthusiasts will be happy to know there's no shortage
of regional festivals featuring laundry lists of laudable
Jean-Baptiste 'Illinois' Jacquet / Legendary jazz, blues tenor
Jean-Baptiste "Illinois" Jacquet, a powerful-sounding
tenor saxophonist whose legendary solo on Lionel Hampton's
"Flying Home" set in motion a style for generations
of young musicians.... post-gazett.com
Festival posts record attendance, sales
The organizers of the Montreal International Jazz Festival
are searching for superlatives to describe this year's 25th
maestro McLean set to shake things up at Baalbeck Festival
BEIRUT: So far this summer in Lebanon the buzzwords on all
concert fans' lips have been Placebo, Jimmy Cliff, Paul Van
Dyk and Massive Attack. While wholly justified, it is perhaps
shameful that very little buzz has surrrounded alto jazz saxophone
legend Jackie McLean,....
festival draws 70,000
The central Norwegian city of Molde kicked off its annual
jazz festival this week, with 70,000 music lovers expected
to attend its scores of concerts......... aftenposten.no
soul in the world with loss of these three
The passing of three trailblazers in recent weeks reminds
us why jazz, at its best, is such an individualistic art form.
These artists are irreplaceable........ denverpost.com
Bowl changes delight all at jazz festival
The sound at the Bowl was clear as a bell.
was the verdict among audience members Saturday at the public
unveiling of the Hollywood Bowl's $24 million renovation.....u.sbsun.com
attend Jazz Festival
The 27th annual Freihofer's Jazz Festival took place at the
Saratoga Performing Arts Center this weekend.......
Successful" Jazz Fest Wraps
Tricia Cruz (Rochester, NY) 06/13?04 -- After nine days, the
Third Annual Rochester International Jazz Festival wrapped
up Saturday night.....
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