Free jazz festival – KM Jazz http://kmjazz.com/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 20:28:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://kmjazz.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-53-120x120.png Free jazz festival – KM Jazz http://kmjazz.com/ 32 32 The 6th Annual South Beach Jazz Festival https://kmjazz.com/the-6th-annual-south-beach-jazz-festival/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 17:56:04 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/the-6th-annual-south-beach-jazz-festival/ Power Access, the non-profit organization that produces the South Beach Jazz Festival (SBJF), in association with The Rhythm Foundation, is delighted to announce the full lineup for the 6th South Beach Jazz Festival, January 7-9. 2022. Highlighted by Grammy®-winning legends The Blind Boys of Alabama during their exclusive Florida appearance on Friday, January 7 at […]]]>

Power Access, the non-profit organization that produces the South Beach Jazz Festival (SBJF), in association with The Rhythm Foundation, is delighted to announce the full lineup for the 6th South Beach Jazz Festival, January 7-9. 2022. Highlighted by Grammy®-winning legends The Blind Boys of Alabama during their exclusive Florida appearance on Friday, January 7 at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach. The evening will be enhanced by 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Donald Harrison with his quartet live from New Orleans.

2x Grammy® and Latin Grammy® winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba will make his Miami debut as a duet with Latin Grammy® winner Aymee Nuviola at the Faena Theater on January 6, 2022 under the title “An Evening with Aymee and Gonzalo . “This extraordinary concert is a pre-festival event.

The festival is also proud to offer two full days of exciting free concerts on Lincoln Road on Saturday and Sunday January 8 and 9. The Power Access Main Stage will feature Latin jazz from the Negroni Trio, South Florida’s favorite jazz violinist Nicole Yarling and her quintet, Hot Jazz from the French Horn Collective and the Ross Spiegel Organ Group.

On their long-awaited return to Miami Beach, the 100 members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida will close Saturday’s program.

On Sunday, the festival will conclude with the presentation of multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Munir Hossn at the helm of his all-female ensemble Elas with his global blend of progressive Brazilian jazz.

The festival also proudly serves as a showcase for the next generation of jazz talent on the student Jazz for Tomorrow scene on Saturday, January 8. The program includes the Miami Lighthouse Youth Band, the Jazz Educators Community Coalition Ensemble (JECC), the University of Miami Jazz Quintet with Kaleen Barton and the exciting Jazz Royalty Ensemble of Florida Memorial University (FMU), a Big Experience Band of twenty people.

By featuring highly acclaimed and diverse musicians of all skill levels in the lineup throughout the weekend, the South Beach Jazz Festival promotes its mission of awareness, accessibility and inclusion in the arts. From January 7-9, 2022, the sounds of jazz will liven up the city of Miami Beach all weekend long and draw locals and guests from around the world to listen, linger and enjoy. From living legends of gospel music to masters of jazz, the South Beach Jazz Festival has brought together local, regional and global talent in a star-studded lineup for the 2022 event.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

“Evening of the Founders of the Festival”

An evening with Aymée and Gonzalo

Faena Theater, 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida

Tickets: $ 50 to $ 125

Friday January 7, 2022, 8 p.m.

“SoBe in NoBe” The official opening night of the South Beach Jazz Festival

The Blind Boys of Alabama with the Donald Harrison Quartet

North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida

Tickets: $ 35 – $ 75

Saturday January 8, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Living on Lincoln”

Jazz for Tomorrow student scene

Euclid Oval, Lincoln Road and Euclid Ave, Miami Beach, Florida

10:00 am – All about the Hammond B3 in jazz: a tribute to Dr Lonnie Smith.

A Masterclass presented by Derek Fairholm

11:00 am – The Lighthouse Youth Band

12:20 – Jazz Educator Community Coalition Ensemble (JECC)

1:40 p.m. – University of Miami Jazz Quintet with Kaleen Barton

3:00 p.m. – Florida Memorial University (FMU) Jazz Royalty Ensemble

Tickets: free and open to the public

Saturday January 8, 2022, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

“Living on Lincoln”

Main food access scene

1111 Lincoln Road Plaza, Miami Beach, Florida

4:00 p.m. – SoBe Jazz Big Band with special guest Maryel Epps

4:40 p.m. – The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida

Tickets: free and open to the public

Sunday January 9, 2022, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

“Living on Lincoln”

Main food access scene

1111 Lincoln Road Plaza, Miami Beach, Florida

11:00 a.m. – Russ Spiegel Organ Group

12:30 p.m. – Nicole Yarling Quintet

2:00 p.m. – Negroni Trio

3:45 p.m. – The French Horn Collective

5.30 p.m. – Munir Hossn & Elas

Tickets: free and open to the public


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Hamilton Gardens Festival of the Arts 2022: February 18-27 https://kmjazz.com/hamilton-gardens-festival-of-the-arts-2022-february-18-27/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:48:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/hamilton-gardens-festival-of-the-arts-2022-february-18-27/ Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6:48 a.m.Press Release: Hamilton Garden Festival of the Arts TEEKS, Ballet Noir, Haus of YOLO, Reb Fountain, Muroki, Original soundtracks from Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs by Tarantino, Sunset Symphony … Some of the biggest and most daring shows ever in Hamilton – all taking place next year at the Hamilton […]]]>

TEEKS, Ballet Noir, Haus of YOLO, Reb Fountain, Muroki, Original soundtracks from Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs by Tarantino, Sunset Symphony …

Some of the biggest and most daring shows ever in Hamilton – all taking place next year at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2022: February 18-27.

With Hamilton’s Magic Gardens as its main venue, HGAF is an arts festival with a difference. Our 100% Aotearoa program features the best of Waikato performing artists alongside some of the most compelling performers and shows from across the country.

According to festival director Geoff Turkington, the program touches on themes of a celebration of life, humor, humanity, and what makes the Kiwi so special.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FESTIVAL

Comprising everything from classical music to drag, from ballet to theater, from comedy to children’s shows, our 2022 festival schedule is packed with world-class artistic experiences.

Join a star group of Kiwi music icons as they rock’n roll through The
Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs soundtracks by Tarantino. Performed in concert – with Tami Neilson, Laughton Kora, Milan Borich and Booga Beazley, backed by the phenomenal Big Band Royale.

YOLO’s house is the celebration of a show, packed with extraordinary circus talent and couture chaos. A true feast for the senses, this multidisciplinary show from The Dust Palace (PULP, Top of the stack) explores the modern slavery of the fast fashion middle class.

Theater-goers are spoiled for choice with five solo theatrical works exploring a wide range of subjects including conservation, the joys of reading, satire, and the history of Aotearoa.

Our musical program features a diverse mix of musical styles including flamenco, soul, folk, percussion and classical.

Experience the live performance of Northland soul sensation TEEKS with the support of rising star Raglan Muroki.

Also on the lawn of the Rhododendron – the haunting Reb Fountain will preview its highly anticipated new album Iris alongside fan favorites from her self-titled Taite award-winning album, and the Auckland Jazz Orchestra team up with fabulous Caitlin Smith for an evening of big band jazz!

Poetry and music lovers can join some of the country’s best and brightest songwriters, including Anna Coddington, Lawrence Arabia and Julia Deans, as they perform original music inspired by the poems of iconic writer Katherine. Mansfield. Mansfield in Her Own Words: Unplugged is an intimate coupling of poetry and music set in charming Mansfield Garden.

There will also be a world class local ballet! Contemporary but elegant, Black ballet is the ballet seen through the elegant and cryptic lens of film noir.

Head toward hgaf.co.nz
for the full program for the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2022. Early bird discounts are available on most paid events until Christmas Eve.

COMMUNITY-CENTERED AND FREE!

With community at its heart, HGAF has a strong focus on free shows that provide a platform for local artists to showcase their mahi and for audiences to engage with emerging artists and musicians. The 2022 program has offered the most comprehensive free and live program in many years, ensuring that the festival is accessible to everyone.

The Grassroots Trust Festival Hub is at the heart of the action right in the center of Hamilton Gardens, with free, live entertainment celebrating local artists and musicians starting at 5 p.m. nightly. Surrounded by food trucks and a bar, this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the festival vibe whether you’re there to see a show or not.

It’s Kiwi – Indigo Festival is a mini festival within a festival – a celebration of how lucky we are to experience in Aotearoa. This special free event brings together the many diverse cultural groups that make up our beautiful community, with over 20 different shows taking place in different gardens.

Nothing says summer in Kirikiriroa as the city’s most beloved free event,
Sunset Symphony. For more than 10 years, Sunset Symphony brought Hamilton together to celebrate the best things in life… glorious orchestral music, whanau, friends, food and fireworks! All in the breathtaking setting of a sunset over the rhododendron lawn.

HGAF’22 also extends beyond Hamilton Gardens and into the CBD with free events focused on live music, discussions and live art taking place in Victoria on the River over two Saturdays (19 and February 26).

Visit our website to learn more about our ever-evolving schedule of free and live events.

The Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is made possible by our generous donors:

Hamilton City Council, WEL Energy Trust, Grassroots Festival Trust, Trust Waikato, Perry Foundation, Hamilton Gardens, King St Advertising, ACLX, University of Waikato, Harkness Henry, Ministry Culture & Heritage, Longveld, Norah Howell Charitable Trust, CBD Association, Waikato Times, The Hits, Go Media, Cleland Hancox and Friends of Hamilton Gardens.

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Christmas show to brighten up Joburg Zoo https://kmjazz.com/christmas-show-to-brighten-up-joburg-zoo/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 17:56:12 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/christmas-show-to-brighten-up-joburg-zoo/ The holiday season is set to begin soon in South Africa and the Festival of Lights returns to the Johannesburg Zoo in Parkview, Johannesburg. Several artists are lined up for the event, including the Joburg Ballet, the Mzansi Youth Choir and singer-songwriter Xoli B who will make his Festival of Lights debut. ALSO READ: The […]]]>

The holiday season is set to begin soon in South Africa and the Festival of Lights returns to the Johannesburg Zoo in Parkview, Johannesburg. Several artists are lined up for the event, including the Joburg Ballet, the Mzansi Youth Choir and singer-songwriter Xoli B who will make his Festival of Lights debut.

ALSO READ: The best Christmas markets in Johannesburg and the surrounding area this holiday season

HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Speaking to Creative Feel in 2019, the CEO (CEO) of Joburg City Theater, Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema said the idea for the Festival of Lights came after attending the Garden of Lights in Berlin and seeing the concept of wildlife lights.

“We figured we could make it a festive treat by using fascinating, energy-efficient LED lights to create our own night market experience at Joburg Zoo, a treat for all ages. ”

At the time, the MMC (Master Municipal Clerk) of Johannesburg City Development Community Nohlanhla Sifuba said he was working closely with animal welfare and conservation staff to ensure that the animals are not bothered by the lights.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2021

According to In Your Pocket, the Joburg Zoo Festival of Lights will turn on every night except Monday until January 2, 2022.

The Festival of Lights began on November 26 with a performance by the Joburg Ballet. There are still more spectacular performances that you can still see!

ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

  • December 1 – December 5: Joburg Ballet will present scenes from Nutcracker. Afro-soul duo Soulphiatown will also be performing.
  • December 7 – December 12: Art of Dance and singer-songwriter Xoli B.
  • December 14 – December 19: Afro-jazz group Shef and the Kitchen and Tribhangi Dance Theater will perform
  • December 21 – The Semper Opera and the Mzansi Youth Choir perform Christmas carols.
  • December 22 – Mzansi Youth Choir will perform Christmas carols.
  • December 23 – The Semper opera performs Christmas carols.
  • December 24 – Mzansi Youth Choir will perform Christmas carols.
  • December 26 – The Semper Opera performs Christmas carols.
  • From December 28 to December 30 and January 1 to 2: Bongi Mthombeni and Brenda Mtambo will perform.

ALSO READ: Take a look: Garlicks tycoon’s R57m Muizenberg mansion is for sale

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Tickets for the Festival of Lights cost R 150 for adults, R 75 for children under 12, and R 90 for retirees. Children under three are free. Tickets are available here.

The festival will start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. daily.



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Herbie Hancock to perform “Maiden Voyage” at the 20th TOKYO JAZZ Festival, with special appearances https://kmjazz.com/herbie-hancock-to-perform-maiden-voyage-at-the-20th-tokyo-jazz-festival-with-special-appearances/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 11:04:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/herbie-hancock-to-perform-maiden-voyage-at-the-20th-tokyo-jazz-festival-with-special-appearances/ Herbie Hancock performs “Maiden Voyage” Ayaka Hirahara, Banksia Trio, BIGYUKI, Chihiro Yamanaka, Dimash Kudaibergen, Herbie Hancock, Makoto Ozone, Miho Hazama m_unit TOKYO JAZZ Presents Archive of Dream Collaborations and Other Gems TOKYO JAZZ 20th, Japan’s biggest jazz festival, started in 2002 with Herbie Hancock and is now in its 20th year. I started to think […]]]>

Herbie Hancock performs “Maiden Voyage”

TOKYO JAZZ artists

Ayaka Hirahara, Banksia Trio, BIGYUKI, Chihiro Yamanaka, Dimash Kudaibergen, Herbie Hancock, Makoto Ozone, Miho Hazama m_unit

TOKYO JAZZ ARCHIVES

TOKYO JAZZ Presents Archive of Dream Collaborations and Other Gems

TOKYO JAZZ 20th, Japan’s biggest jazz festival, started in 2002 with Herbie Hancock and is now in its 20th year.

I started to think of “Maiden Voyage” because the flavor of that song is like traveling from one place to another and continuing to find new territories. “

– Herbie Hancock

SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN, November 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – TOKYO JAZZ debuted in 2002 with Herbie Hancock and is now in its 20th year. Over 5,000 artists from Japan and around the world, from emerging artists to legends who have contributed to jazz history, participated in the event. They all played with the underlying theme of Under the theme “In a future beyond borders and generations”. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the festival.

The in-person festival has been held online since 2020, with hopes of returning to a live festival in the future. Under the theme of a ‘musical journey around the world’, the festival will feature many artists from around the world, from rising stars to legends, while presenting the archives of many iconic performances from the past.

The venue for this event is Blue Note Tokyo, a highly respected and upscale jazz club. November 28 also marks the 33rd anniversary of Blue Note Tokyo, which opened in 1988. Tune in to listen to colorful jazz performances straight from the festive atmosphere of Tokyo in winter.

The performers are Herbie Hancock, Makoto Ozone, Dimash Kudaybergen, Miho Hasama m_unit, Banksia Trio, BIGYUKI, Ayaka Hirahara and Chihiro Yamanaka. The four-hour festival, which includes a tribute to Chick Corea, is available to stream for free on YouTube.

In addition, TOKYO JAZZ, has launched an archive site to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Watch the performances of a variety of Superstars and Legends from 2002 to 2019 as many times as you like.

Check out some of the special events featured in this year’s festival.

[Special 1: A Tribute to Chick Corea]
Chick Corea passed away suddenly at the age of 79 in February of this year, so we would like to present a memorial segment. In the fifty-three years since 1968, he visited Japan more than fifty times.
Chick has performed at Tokyo Jazz several times over the years, always bringing the joy of music to everyone who listened to her.
A selection of past performances by Chick Corea Tokyo Jazz will be featured during the stream and available on the archive site.

[Special 2: Solo Performance by Herbie Hancock]
Herbie Hancock was the music producer of TOKYO JAZZ from the first festival in 2002 until 2005. On the twentieth anniversary of TOKYO JAZZ, they are offering a special appearance themed on a musical journey. He will perform his famous play “Maiden Voyage”. Enjoy it with an interview!

[Special 3: Dance and jazz collide on stage! DaBY×Banksia Trio]
This is Tokyo Jazz’s very first collaboration with high-level dancers, with Kenta Kojiri of Dance Base Yokohama, Masako Yasumoto, Masahiro Yanagimoto, Anna Irite, Kaho Kogure and Saori Hala.
The dancers will do a session with Banksia Trio and make full use of the space at Blue Note Tokyo. The 20th Tokyo Jazz Festival will be energized by this fusion of jazz and contemporary dance, so we hope you are all set.

[Special 4: Musical Travels: Focus on Israeli Jazz]
Tokyo Jazz invites artists from all over the world. In keeping with this year’s theme “A Musical Journey Around the Globe”, one of our focuses will be on Israeli jazz musicians.
Streaming and archiving of performances by Avishai Cohen, Eli Degibri, Shai Maestro, etc.

[Special 5: The archive is now open]
The special website where you can view videos of past and present Tokyo Jazz performances for free is now open for a limited time, until March 2022. Just sign up with your email address to enjoy these gems musical.
https://archive.tokyo-jazz.com

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Towards a future beyond borders and generations:
TOKYO JAZZ 20 – Sun 28 NOV 2021

[Artist]
Ayaka Hirahara
Banksia trio
BIGYUKI
Chihiro Yamanaka
Dimash Qudaibergen
Herbie Hancock
Makoto Ozone
Miho Hazama m_unit
And more…

Event Name: 20th TOKYO JAZZ FESTIVAL
Schedule: Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:30 p.m.- (JST), 9:30 a.m.-UTC)
Feed: TOKYO JAZZ YouTube channel
Price: Free
Planning / Production: NHK Enterprises
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Online world music festival could set the stage for Sunfest’s live comeback https://kmjazz.com/online-world-music-festival-could-set-the-stage-for-sunfests-live-comeback/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 14:39:46 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/online-world-music-festival-could-set-the-stage-for-sunfests-live-comeback/ Breadcrumb Links Local arts Author of the article: Joe belanger Chilean group Reptila will be among 19 world music artists who will perform virtually for the second edition of Culturas 360, presented by TD Sunfest and other music festivals on Saturday and Sunday. The opinions and recommendations are impartial and the products are selected independently. […]]]>

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The London Sunfest has once again collaborated with music festivals around the world for a two-day online festival.

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Culturas 360 – a free virtual world music festival hosted by 14 festivals and led by TD Sunfest founder Alfredo Caxaj – took place for the first time in March. It’s back Saturday and Sunday, this time with five Canadian and 14 world artists.

“I am extremely happy to bring the whole world together again,” said Caxaj, who said the initiative has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

“We hope that at least seven of these artists will come to Sunfest this year, but we don’t know who yet. But they are all acclaimed artists from their country and Canadian artists are all award winning performers. “

The March edition of Culturas 360 involved nine music festivals and attracted around 100,000 views from around the world, inspiring organizers to take the event to 14 festivals. A third edition is already scheduled for March 2022.

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The Canadian contingent is led by Le Vent du Nord du Québec, a Sunfest favorite who won two Junos for the roots and traditional album of the year.

“They are one of the most active Canadian groups on the international scene,” said Caxaj. “They are constantly on tour around the world, but they take the time every two years to come to Sunfest and they are loved by our audience because they are a very energetic band.”

Culturas 360 starts at 8 p.m. on both days with concerts of around 2.5 hours.

The performers for Saturday are, in order of appearance, Virgem Suta (Portugal), Inga (Republic of Buryatia, Russia), Caamaño e Ameixeiras (Galicia, Spain), Naked (Serbia), Lenna Buhale (Mozambique), Nadir Omowale ( United States), Duo Miter (Brazil), Fehti Nadjem (Canada), Chéjere (Mexico) and Okavango African Orchestra (Canada).

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Sunday, in order of appearance, will be Maria and The Band (Canada), Imran Khan (India), Pañuelo Rojo (Mexico), Namgar (Republic of Buryatia), Reptila (Chile), Ceuzani (Cabo Verde), Michel Herrera ( Cuba), Le Vent Du Nord (Canada) and Vox Sambou (Canada).

Sunfest organizers, led by Caxaj, traveled to Portugal last month for the annual World Music Expo, the world’s largest music showcase and conference where many artists have been recruited.

“Each night is going to present different sounds from around the world,” Caxaj said.

“From the ancestral sounds of Inga (Republic of Buryatia, Russia), to the traditional sounds of Galicia, Spain, Brazil and Mozambique to the more contemporary sounds of funk, rock and jazz and, of course, the sounds of Africa. There’s even Detroit’s Omowale whose music is steeped in funk, soul, Motown and R&B. So there will be a bit of everything, much like what you would hear at Sunfest. It’s gonna be something special.

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Caxaj urged Sunfest fans to see the festival and gather friends for a night out.

And he urged them to donate. Musicians who perform during Culturas 360 are paid the same as if they were performing live.

He said uncertainty remains in parts of the world still deep in the battle against COVID-19, which means it is still too early to say how many international acts will be available for the TD Sunfest at Victoria. Park in July.

“Here in Canada we are slowly coming back to live music, but we must remember that the pandemic is still there and difficult in many parts of the world and bringing music to the world digitally is still very important and essential to support these. artists who still face very serious challenges, ”said Caxaj.

“It gives these artists a chance to work and reach new, larger audiences. I believe some of these international artists will be able to come in July, and we have such incredible talent here in Canada that we can put on a wonderful Sunfest.

jbelanger@postmedia.com

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What : Culturas 360, presented by TD Sunfest

When : Saturday and Sunday, 8 p.m.

Or : Search for Culturas 360 on Facebook or YouTube

Tickets : Free, but donations are welcome

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8 Highlights of the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2021 https://kmjazz.com/8-highlights-of-the-pitchfork-music-festival-paris-2021/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:36:42 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/8-highlights-of-the-pitchfork-music-festival-paris-2021/ Wet Leg – Supersonic, Friday November 19 Wet Leg’s discography only has two songs yet, but that didn’t seem to bother the crowds of people who came to see them Friday night at the Supersonic, a small brick-walled club with floor-to-ceiling windows facing the street. The line outside the hall stretched the length of the […]]]>

Wet Leg – Supersonic, Friday November 19

Wet Leg’s discography only has two songs yet, but that didn’t seem to bother the crowds of people who came to see them Friday night at the Supersonic, a small brick-walled club with floor-to-ceiling windows facing the street. The line outside the hall stretched the length of the block, and on the floor in front of the low stage there was barely enough room to bring a beer to your lips; upstairs to the balcony, the situation was hardly more navigable. Hailing from the Isle of Wight, the band, led by the duo of Hester Chambers and Rhian Teasdale, both on guitar, backed tonight by Ellis Durand, Henry Holmes and Joshua Mobaraki, circulate in a pithy indie rock brand that owes to groups like the Breeders, Stereolab and, above all, Elastica. You might call it retro if it weren’t so timeless, distilling several generations of post-punk and indie pop into three-chord progressions expressed in two-minute bursts. Giving a new twist to such a familiar sound isn’t easy, but with their crisp guitar sound and punchy melodies, Wet Leg has managed to carve out its own niche; having a knack for memorable deadpan lyrics doesn’t hurt. The whole crowd shouted with the “Wet Dream” pre-chorus: Ox ’66 on DVD. (Again, Vincent Gallo has always had great success in France.) They sang even more vigorously until the closing “Chaise Lounge”, the group’s biggest hit to date; no moment in the seven-song set elicited greater exhilaration than when Teasdale slipped improvised French lyrics into the song. ” Excuse me ? She asked, and the cry back— “What?!– was practically deafening, an expression of joy that didn’t need translation.


Sofia Kourtesis – Badaboum, Friday November 19

Berlin-based DJ / producer Sofia Kourtesis arrived in Paris from Peru just hours before the start of her set; a few hours after leaving the decks, she was due to fly back to Lima, where she is caring for a family member who has been ill for three months – “living mainly in intensive care”, as she told me. previously. his outfit. As lockdowns around the world ease, many DJs have expressed mixed emotions at the prospect of returning to the whirlwind of club life of transatlantic flights and high-decibel sleepless nights; it is all the more confusing for someone who is dealing with a family crisis at the same time. (Unfortunately, Kourtesis has already been in this boat: she wrote the Fresia Magdalena EP following the death of his father; her beatific frequencies are a way to combat the kind of unthinkable loss we all have to deal with, sooner or later.) But Kourtesis’ playing seemed to thrive on whatever emotions she was feeling. She built the foundation of her DJ set from lush, springy tracks like her own “Lana Gaye” and “Sarita Colonia”, as well as “Bass Affairs” from Sound Stream and “Only Human” from Four Tet. By his penultimate song – Acid Pauli’s ‘Nana’, a vibe among the vibes – the club was packed and the couples were kissing on the dance floor; Kourtesis stood on the bridges, practically hanging from the pipes in the ceiling, to present her closing song, her own “La Perla”. For a few hours, at least, floating between the bass bins seemed normal again, even fleeting.



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Make the season shine with the First City Lights Festival, Elf Parade https://kmjazz.com/make-the-season-shine-with-the-first-city-lights-festival-elf-parade/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 13:02:19 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/make-the-season-shine-with-the-first-city-lights-festival-elf-parade/ Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County. MONDAY Monday night blues Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m. Seville District, 130 E. Government St. The Seville District and the Blues Society of Northwest Florida are bringing the blues back to the Seville district entertainment […]]]>

Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.

MONDAY

Monday night blues

Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m. Seville District, 130 E. Government St. The Seville District and the Blues Society of Northwest Florida are bringing the blues back to the Seville district entertainment district. The event features live blues music and special offers on “BBQ and Bud” food and drink. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

TUESDAY

Visit of ghosts and cemeteries

5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday November 23 and 27. Go Retro, 610 N. Spring St. From fear to laughter and somewhere in between, Go Retro offers the ultimate spooky experience for adults. This horse riding tour covers a large area with stops in the business district, Seville, Sanders Beach, North and West Hill. There is a stop at a cemetery and sometimes the driver can show you around a haunted house. Designed for an adult audience; parental supervision is strongly recommended. More info: 850-466-5220.


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The Tucson Jazz Festival announces its 2022 program https://kmjazz.com/the-tucson-jazz-festival-announces-its-2022-program/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 23:18:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/the-tucson-jazz-festival-announces-its-2022-program/ TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – Jazz in January, the non-profit organization that hosts the Tucson Jazz Festival, recently announced the lineup and the latest details for the 2022 event. According to a press release, the festival runs from January 12 to 23, with “world-class performances” in a “wide range of unique spaces, properties and […]]]>

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – Jazz in January, the non-profit organization that hosts the Tucson Jazz Festival, recently announced the lineup and the latest details for the 2022 event.

According to a press release, the festival runs from January 12 to 23, with “world-class performances” in a “wide range of unique spaces, properties and venues.”

“Keeping in mind that customers crave live music and also seek a variety of different spaces in which to congregate, our goal is to establish safety standards in a variety of spaces. We have worked hard to identify and activate valuable local places. The resulting collection of TJF performance spaces will delight both dedicated jazz fans and elevate the festival experience for all, ”said festival director Khris Dodge.

During the festival, say the organizers, guests can experience a wide range of jazz music, from simple to contemporary.

The festival program is as follows:

  • January 14: Dave Stryker Quartet with Warren Wolf and Eric Alexander Quintet at the Fox Tucson Theater at 7:30 pm Tickets range from $ 39.50 to $ 59.50.
  • January 15 and 16: The Route Two Tooters play from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on January 15 and the Wholly Swing Cat Club play at the same time the following evening. Both performances take place in the TFJ event tent and are free to the public.
  • January 15: “Petite Fleur” Adonis Rose and NOJO from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra with Cyrille Aimèe at the Fox Tucson Theater at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $ 39.50 to $ 59.50.
  • January 15: TFJ Jazz Jam at Hotel Congress from 12:20 pm to 5:50 pm Tickets are $ 35.
  • January 16: Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin at the Fox Tucson Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $ 39.50 to $ 59.50.
  • January 16: Arpeggio at the Citizen Hotel from 4 pm to 6:30 pm Tickets range from $ 75 to $ 85.
  • January 17: Downtown Jazz Fiesta featuring TFJ artist in residence Kendrick Scott with UA’s Fred Fox Jazz Ensemble conducted by Brice Winston from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Organizers say the event is free to the public. A Stan Getz-inspired after party, also free, is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Congress Hotel.
  • January 18: Sammy Rae & The Friends at 191 Toole. Tickets are $ 23 in advance and $ 25 on the day of the show.
  • January 19: Arthur Vint and Associates at the Century Room at 7 p.m. Ticket prices will be announced at a later date.
  • January 20: Spanish Harlem Orchestra with special guest Orkesta Mendoza at the Rialto Theater at 7:30 pm Tickets range from $ 40 to $ 62.
  • January 21: Jon Batiste at Centennial Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $ 35 to $ 100, and there are only a few tickets left.
  • January 22: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at the Rialto Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $ 40 to $ 62.
  • January 23: Dianne Reeves at TCC Leo Rich Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $ 67 to $ 82.

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SCAD Savannah Film Festival presents Wonder Women: Below the Line https://kmjazz.com/scad-savannah-film-festival-presents-wonder-women-below-the-line/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 23:21:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/scad-savannah-film-festival-presents-wonder-women-below-the-line/ (Photo by Monica Schipper / Getty Images for SCAD) Taking place on a Thursday morning in late October at the Gutstein Gallery (or online for pass holders who don’t mind the rain), the Wonder Women: Below the Line panel at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival in this year (October 23-30) was like a breath of […]]]>
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Taking place on a Thursday morning in late October at the Gutstein Gallery (or online for pass holders who don’t mind the rain), the Wonder Women: Below the Line panel at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival in this year (October 23-30) was like a breath of fresh air. Moderated by Variety‘s Jazz Tangcay, attendees included talent agent June Dowad, editor Pamela Martin (king richard, Battle of the sexes, The fighter), and decorators Diane Lederman (CODA, Americans, Leftovers) and Ina Mayhew (Sugar queen, The sensitive cords of Dolly Parton, Second Generation Wayans): All middle-aged women, fiercely sure of themselves and rich in knowledge. Not to mention careers long enough for them to call BS bluntly on a still sexist system.

Kicking off the discussion, Tangcay addressed the only Briton on stage, wondering how Dowad came to be as a talent agent in LA. It was a pretty circuitous route, she explained. In fact, she had started as a personal assistant and had worked in the field of non-fiction for a long time. It wasn’t until she had children that she moved to California and started buying equipment. And then I went back to school. She hadn’t really thought about becoming an agent until a friend offered to join his company. Dowad did – and eventually bought the agency. But now she has returned to the UK, where she signed as a partner agent at WPA. “It’s never too late to start over,” she added eagerly.


Although Dowad also lamented the fact that for a long time people did not even know that department heads had agents. She was convinced that the skills below the line had yet to be fully recognized. She recalls her debut as a documentary at Channel Four, where she once worked with a framed director on her feature debut by Michael Grigsby. Unfortunately, the two didn’t get along. So, at the age of 23, she found herself in the awkward position of having to fire a legendary documentary maker, which she quickly did. Grigsby then turned around and hired her as a producer for his next film.

Martin’s path to a career in cutting, on the other hand, was much more conventional – until he attended NYU Film School. That said, she too made her documentary debut – and a stroke of luck when she went to interview for an internship, as the production company’s editor had just left the week before. Still in college, she ended up working on a PBS series about Beckett. This led her to develop essential skills and subsequently collaborate with Ang Lee on her first three films. Tangcay wondered if there had been a “change” for her over the years. The editor noted that it was only after cutting The fighter that she tended to get calls for dramas (whereas previously it was mostly dark comedies). Now, however, these are sports movies. While still preferring dramas “with comedic elements”, she considers herself lucky to have been able to try so many different genres.

As for Lederman, although she studied art in college, she knew nothing about production or film design. She signed up for a film class as an elective, started an internship as a personal assistant, and fell in love with the art department. She climbed the (strongly masculine) ranks of master accessory, decorator, production designer. Remembering the early days, she started working with Tupac on the set of Above the rim, where she first met Mayhew. Her job was the prop master’s assistant to a prop master who kept ‘playing around’, angering the legendary rapper / actor. To calm things down, she stepped in to help, especially with the “blunt rolling”. “The white girl knows how to roll blunts!” Tupac exclaimed, and they were friends from that day forward. The moral of the story? “You have to have skills. Lederman learns something new about each project. That’s why she loves what she does.

Mayhew, the child of an African-American father and white mother, appeared to be the only panelist to know from an early age (15 to be exact) the field she would pursue. Deciding that she was a set designer, she finally started working in the theater. At SUNY Purchase, Mayhew hung out with “the movie people” and held various jobs on their sets, which saw her acquire a skill set that she hadn’t quite anticipated. It was there that she befriended Charles Lane and reconnected with the filmmaker (she met him at a Macy’s over Christmas) once she moved to LA. Lane invited her to conceive on Sidewalk stories and soon she expanded her network, which included Spike Lee, with whom she also worked extensively.

Lamenting the lack of racial and gender equity in the industry, Dowad stressed, “You have to start with the pipeline… Bring people in earlier. Today, she receives more calls for women and BIPOC, but too often it is only for “optics”. In the UK there is actually a program where production companies are required to have interns (from under-represented demographics) on each project. But she stressed that there must also be financial incentives, as people from disadvantaged backgrounds certainly cannot afford to volunteer for free.

Martin added that she actually signed up with an agent because you just can’t get your foot in the door with studio photos otherwise, especially if you’re female. She has worked with the same agent since the mid-90s, a woman who has helped shape her career. As for the other mentors, she mentioned Tim Squyres, Ang Lee’s longtime editor. She remembered when an editing job opened on David O. Russell’s feature debut, Spank the monkey. The publisher was afraid to take it, as Russell had a reputation for being difficult to work with. And then a job as an assistant on another project also opened. She decided to turn to Squyres for advice. “You should always take the cutting job over the assistant job,” he said practically. She did and got on really well with the controversial director.

Besides being “a hard worker” and thus being recommended for concerts, Martin also cited the Sundance Institute as “huge” for her career. Thanks to this, she had connected with Tamara Jenkins and Miguel Arteta. For a long time, however, Martin didn’t see any women or BIPOCs in the editing room – let alone as members of ACE – which is why she is proud to be a mentor on the diversity committee. of ACE. That said, Martin herself has always hired women and people of color – not for “diversity” per se, but simply because she thinks they are better able to see her point of view. She added that the Paid Diversity Mentorship Program that IATSE was developing recently could be a start to expanding the pool of writers. Demanding equal pay – she’s delighted that studios are no longer allowed to ask questions about the old rates – and setting limits were her two personal crusades. “Women are the ultimate multitasking,” she warned, so they need to be especially vigilant in taking care of themselves to avoid burnout.

Lederman raised his first and most important female mentor, the late Thérèse DePrez (Black Swan, Sam’s summer, High fidelity), heartbreaking even considering the impact the designer has had on her life. She’s had many different jobs on the set over the years, which she says makes her all the more complete. “If that’s what you want to do, you find your way.”

The designer also spoke passionately about the Equity Through Design mentorship (of which Mayhew is also a member). She still asks to be matched with a mentee girl. She reflected on the feeling of disrespect when she started out as a props – an area that continues to be dominated by men. So much, especially when it comes to compensation, still needs to change. Her male counterparts continue to earn 10-20% more than her, even after nearly three decades of conception. This is why she categorically refuses to work below her rate.

Reflect on your time with Sian Heder CODA, Lederman added that she was “delighted to see a deaf interpreter today.” Every day of production was a struggle, she admitted. The director had to fight to make sure that every actor came from the deaf community, and herself just to give the film “the look it deserved.” That said, Lederman has faced a lot worse. “I took part in two productions where people lost their lives on their way home”, lamented the creator, referring to the recent negotiations of the IATSE and the Rust define tragedy. The Alec Baldwin incident was just the industry tragedy that made the news. (Dowad noted that productions were hiring drivers to take the team home – and now they only rely on the overworked PA. “And that PA was the first person on set.” A recipe for disaster is coming. it is.)

As for Mayhew, between “Charles and Spike”, she felt lucky to have worked with men happy to have women on the crew. Although she and Lee had their differences, the creator nonetheless admires the way the author handles her ensemble – everyone is treated the same, everyone is held to the same expectations. Even though he is “tough, not nice,” Mayhew has learned a lot about Lee’s productions. She now sees it as her “duty” to give back and lead others. Initially invited to the Academy to broaden its diversity, she sits on a mentoring committee and focuses on reaching high school students (because not everyone has the luxury of going to college). It’s important to ‘know your talent’ and stick to it (she herself turned down projects outside of the design realm even when she didn’t have a job), but also to ‘be nice and generous ”. The key to keeping both your foothold in a chaotic industry, and the relationships that ultimately lead to a long and fulfilling career.

Above Photo: SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 28: (LR) Ina Mayhew, Diane Lederman, June Dowad and Pamela Martin attend the Wonder Women: Below The Line panel at the 24th SCAD Savannah Film Festival on October 28, 2021 in Savannah, GA . (Photo by Monica Schipper / Getty Images for SCAD)



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Jazz festival, costume designer among the winners of the arts awards https://kmjazz.com/jazz-festival-costume-designer-among-the-winners-of-the-arts-awards/ https://kmjazz.com/jazz-festival-costume-designer-among-the-winners-of-the-arts-awards/#respond Sat, 06 Nov 2021 21:07:30 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/jazz-festival-costume-designer-among-the-winners-of-the-arts-awards/ JACKSON, Miss. A college jazz festival, costume designer, producer, and gospel band will be among the recipients of the Mississippi Arts Commission Governor’s Annual Arts Awards early next year. The Governor’s Awards for the Arts are presented annually to individuals and organizations in Mississippi who do outstanding artistic work and promote arts-based community development. “These […]]]>

A college jazz festival, costume designer, producer, and gospel band will be among the recipients of the Mississippi Arts Commission Governor’s Annual Arts Awards early next year.

The Governor’s Awards for the Arts are presented annually to individuals and organizations in Mississippi who do outstanding artistic work and promote arts-based community development.

“These recipients have had incredible and rich careers in the arts and have made a lasting impact in their fields and in the state,” Sarah Story, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, said in a press release.

The more than four decades old Alcorn State University Jazz Festival in Vicksburg will be honored with the Arts in Community Award. The festival is always free and open to the public and aims to educate participants through workshops with performing artists.

Myrna Colley-Lee, a distinguished costume designer with the Black Theater Movement in Charleston, will receive the “Excellence in Costume Design & Arts Patron” award.

Larry Gordon, a native of Belzoni and producer of the Oscar nominated drama “Field of Dreams” and the iconic action film “Die Hard” will be honored with an “Lifetime Achievement in Film and Television” award.

Holly Lange, founder of the Mississippi Book Festival, will receive the Governor’s Choice Award.

Mary Lovelace O’Neal, a contemporary abstract artist and arts educator exploring personal stories and themes of social justice through mixed media, painting and printmaking, will receive the “Excellence in Visual Arts” award. O’Neal is a native of Jackson.

Grammy-nominated gospel group The Williams Brothers will receive the “Lifetime Achievement in Music” award.

The arts awards ceremony will take place in person on February 10, 2022, in downtown Jackson. The award recipients are nominated by members of the public and selected by a jury of community arts leaders and industry peers.


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