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2:10 p.m. March 8, 2022



Update:
2:17 pm March 8, 2022

Tickets go on sale this Friday March 11 for the first Sidmouth International Jazz and Blues Festival.

Between Thursday June 2 and Sunday June 5, the event will bring artists such as The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Ian Siegal, Joe Stilgoe and Mica Paris to the city.

They will perform at paid afternoon and evening concerts at Sidmouth Parish Church. Free performances by local and regional bands will take place on an outdoor stage in Blackmore Gardens, and there will also be free side events at various venues around the town.


Festival Director Ian Bowden
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Festival director Ian Bowden said: “We are extremely proud to bring the first ever jazz and blues festival to Sidmouth.

“It’s a wonderful city, and we’re grateful for all the support we’ve received from across the community.

“Music inspires and provides so much joy and well-being and I have no doubt that the festival will provide a much-needed boost after what has been such a difficult time over the past two years.”


Ian Sigal

Ian Sigal
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Guitarist Ian Siegal will perform at the church on Thursday June 2. He is described by Mojo magazine as “the UK’s most intelligent blues writer and most magnetic performer”, and has won several UK, European and US blues awards.


All Stars by Ronnie Scott

All Stars by Ronnie Scott
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Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take the stage Thursday night to perform classic jazz from composers such as Gershwin, Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and more.

On Friday, June 3, award-winning Italian acoustic guitarist and composer Antonio Forcione will perform with his international band: master percussionist Adriano Adewale from Brazil; cellist Jenny Adejayan from Nigeria/Grenada/UK, and Australian multi-instrumentalist Nathan Thompson on double bass.


Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe
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Singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe will perform the evening concert at the church. Joe has toured the world with his band and solo, appearing everywhere from Ronnie Scott to Birdland with every jazz festival and club in between.


Mica Paris

Mica Paris
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On Saturday June 4, the ‘UK Queen of Soul’ Mica Paris will perform the evening concert at the church with her band. Mica continues to sell out and frequently collaborates with major British and American stars; she has performed with Simply Red, Chaka Kahn, Angie Stone, Joss Stone and Quincy Jones and others.

For more information and tickets, visit the festival website website

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Jazz Sundays at the Falcon will feature world-class artists every week until June https://kmjazz.com/jazz-sundays-at-the-falcon-will-feature-world-class-artists-every-week-until-june/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 18:31:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/jazz-sundays-at-the-falcon-will-feature-world-class-artists-every-week-until-june/ The Falcon, a community-minded arts mecca in the Hudson Valley hamlet of Marlboro, NY, has endured every type of challenge an independent venue could face over the past two years, managing better than most. Then came the passing of Tony Falco, its visionary founder, last fall. For the club and its distant but tight-knit music […]]]>

The Falcon, a community-minded arts mecca in the Hudson Valley hamlet of Marlboro, NY, has endured every type of challenge an independent venue could face over the past two years, managing better than most. Then came the passing of Tony Falco, its visionary founder, last fall. For the club and its distant but tight-knit music community, it was a devastating loss that also raised worried questions about the future.

But the fate of The Falcon is in safe and steady hands – with Tony’s son, Lee Falco, an accomplished drummer and producer who grew up with a revolving door of world-class artists in his backyard. “It’s really been a roller coaster ride, and it’s still going,” Lee says of his experience as a venue owner during our volatile moment. “It’s only the first weekend we’ve reopened, really, since my dad passed away.” He adds, “I’m just looking and trying things out, trying to be open to all kinds of possibilities with the place, and really trying to do whatever it takes to make it happen. everything continues.”

With that in mind, The Falcon has just announced Jazz Sundays, a new series in collaboration with friend and Hudson Valley resident Danny Melnick of Absolutely Live Entertainment. Beginning this Sunday with a Mardi Gras celebration featuring irrepressible New Orleans trombonist and singer Glen David Andrews, it will run through June – with a boost from funds Melnick secured through a grant for Vaulted Site Operators (SVOG), which provides emergency assistance to eligible sites affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

After attending a memorial for Tony Falco last fall, Melnick began asking Lee about the situation at the Falcon. “It occurred to me as we were discussing this, throughout the fall and winter, that I had this SVO money that I could probably contribute. And so part of my desire to get involved – knowing that I couldn’t earn money and didn’t really care about earning money – was that I was able to bring not only my contacts and knowledge, but also some money to the musicians, and sweeten the pot for them to make it all a little more exciting coming out of Omicron.

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Under SVOG’s strict eligibility guidelines, The Falcon — which has made it a point to never charge admission for its shows — is classified as a restaurant rather than a live music venue. So it’s especially helpful that Melnick found the grant useful: In addition to booking Jazz Sundays, he’ll use those funds to pay each band a $500 guarantee. As has always been the case at The Falcon, performers will also receive 100% of public donations at the door.

A look at bookings suggests the same high artistic caliber and stylistic breadth that Melnick brings to the Freihofer Jazz Festival in Saratoga every summer. Among the star attractions: Trion by drummer Johnathan Blake, with Linda May Han Oh on bass and Chris Potter on saxophones (March 13); a celebration of the 82nd birthday of tenor saxophonist Lew Tabackin (March 27); an album release show for the Michael Leonhart Orchestra The Norman Suites (April 3); and another album release show, for Jeremy Pelt’s Soundtrack (April 24).

Next weekend’s offering will be Universal Spirits Ensemble by Tim Ries, named after his 1998 album on the Criss Cross label. “So far, we’ve only performed live with this band at The Carter Center for a speech given by President Carter: A Time For Peace,” says Ries, a saxophonist widely known for his association with the Rolling Stones. (He adds in an email that the band are busy rehearsing this week in preparation for the gig.)

For Melnick, who moved to the Hudson Valley over the past decade, Jazz Sundays is not only a sign of support for The Falcon, but also a tribute to the example set by Tony Falco. The implications of this move are not lost on Lee, who often worked with Melnick’s wife, singer-songwriter Bari Koral.

“To me, continuing in my dad’s spirit is kind of a bigger picture,” says Lee. “And so many people in the community love my dad and have reached out and are ready to help, and I feel very supported. And I haven’t felt that more than with Danny and his help here. It’s special, and it’s really appreciated right now.

Below, find the program of Jazz Sundays. See The Falcon for more information.

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Jazz Sundays at the Falcon

February
2/27: Mardis Gras Celebration at Glen David Andrews

March
03/06/22: Tim Ries Universal Spirits Set
03/13/22: Johnathan Blake Trio with Chris Potter and Linda May Han Oh
3/20/22: Younger Brandee
03/27/22: Lew Tabackin’s 82nd birthday

April
03/04/22: The Michael Leonhart Orchestra
04/10/22: Brianna Thomas
4/17/22: Aaron Parks
04/24/22: Jeremy Pelt

May
05/01/22: Orrin Evans Trio
5/8/22: Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days
05/15/22: Samara Joy with Pasquale Grasso Trio
05/22/22: Sasha Dobson with Peter Bernstein
05/29/22: Richie Goods & The Goods Project

June
05/06/22: Olatuja: a musical meeting
06/12/22: Pilc Moutin Hoenig
6/19/22: Kat Edmonson
06/26/22: The Ben Allison Quartet

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Free music festival announced for Ipswich this summer https://kmjazz.com/free-music-festival-announced-for-ipswich-this-summer/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 13:56:31 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/free-music-festival-announced-for-ipswich-this-summer/ A free music festival featuring blues, jazz, world and Caribbean music will take place in Ipswich this summer. The event will be part of Ipswich Music Weekend and will see performances on five stages in Christchurch Park. Performers will include Xhosa Cole, BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, Ma Bessie And Her Blues Troupe, […]]]>

A free music festival featuring blues, jazz, world and Caribbean music will take place in Ipswich this summer.

The event will be part of Ipswich Music Weekend and will see performances on five stages in Christchurch Park. Performers will include Xhosa Cole, BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, Ma Bessie And Her Blues Troupe, blues harmonica maestro Paul Lamb and international soca singer DeeVine.

The lineup will also include Ipswich-born RnB star Chantz Marie, multi-genre band Roots 8, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Drywood Cajun Band as well as local bands.

Read more: Back to the very first Latitude Festival in 2006

In addition to the banquet of musical delights on Saturday July 2, music and dance workshops, a funfair and various food and craft stalls will also be on offer. The festival is part of the Ipswich Music Weekend with satellite events on the evening of July 2 and Ipswich Music Day the following day, Sunday July 3.

The event was organized by the Ipswich Jazz Festival and Global Rhythm teams following a successful bid for £42,250 in funding from Arts Council England. Along with other support, £33,000 was also donated by Ipswich Borough Council to the event.

Cllr Sarah Barber, Ipswich Borough Council portfolio holder for the City Council, said: “I am delighted that we at council are involved in this great event. It is wonderful that the musical weekend from Ipswich is back and with such a wide range of music I know it’s something a lot of people in the town will enjoy and it’s a great opportunity to hear some new music – here comes the good weather.

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Top jazz musicians gather for the coveted MVA Jazz Festival https://kmjazz.com/top-jazz-musicians-gather-for-the-coveted-mva-jazz-festival/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:52:45 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/top-jazz-musicians-gather-for-the-coveted-mva-jazz-festival/ The Enrique Oliver jazz ensemble will perform at the festival. / ON A series of jazz concerts will take place in Malaga, Torremolinos, Ronda, Alhaurín de la Torre and Nerja The MVA Jazz Festival, an event that brings together the best national and international jazz musicians in venues throughout the province of Malaga, started on […]]]>

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A series of jazz concerts will take place in Malaga, Torremolinos, Ronda, Alhaurín de la Torre and Nerja

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The MVA Jazz Festival, an event that brings together the best national and international jazz musicians in venues throughout the province of Malaga, started on Thursday and will continue until Friday, March 18.

Many world famous artists will create exclusive bands with musicians from Malaga and the rest of Spain especially for the occasion.

The concerts will take place at the María Victoria Atencia (MVA) Cultural Center in Malaga, as well as venues in Torremolinos, Ronda, Alhaurín de la Torre and Nerja.

The festival is closely linked to the Alhaurín de la Torre International Jazz Seminar – which celebrates its 18th anniversary this year – since many of the artists who teach the classes at the seminar will perform the festival concerts.

The event will feature American artists Kikoski, Bobby Broom, Victor Lewis and Essie Okon, as well as musicians such as José Carra, Enrique Oliver and Daniel Torres from Malaga.

American pianist Kikoski won a Grammy Award in 2011 with the Mingus Big Band for Best Live Jazz Ensemble Album. He has an extensive discography as a bandleader and has toured the world performing at top jazz festivals.

Bobby Broom was weaned on the guitar heritage of musicians like Wes Montgomery and Grant Green. He studied at Berklee College of Music, then returned to New York, where he worked with jazz funk trumpeter Tom Browne and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. In the early 80s, he shared the stage with Sonny Rollins, Kenny Burrell and Miles Davis.

Among the artists programmed at the festival are also Portuguese musicians such as João Pereira, Romeu Tristão and Ricardo Toscano; with a group made up of musicians from Cadiz, Barcelona and Valencia. Other ensembles include Little Monster, a group made up of young students from the Alhaurín de la Torre School of Music and Dance.

There will also be a special performance by Cuban saxophonist Inoidel González, who will team up with famous Japanese pianist Atsuko Shimada and famous double bassist Romeu Tristäo.

Some of the highlights of the festival include a concert in which Salvador Sobral, the Portuguese singer and songwriter who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017, will join a sextet of musicians from Malaga on Friday the 4th (today) at the MVA; the performance at the MVA (March 5) by the Jesse Davis Quintet, an up-and-coming jazz musician from New Orleans; and the Jam Session Big Band concert in the municipal park of Alhaurín de la Torre on Sunday, March 6.

Tickets for all performances, which are free, can be downloaded at www.mientrada.net

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Local life: Newberry College Jazz Festival, battle at the Bull Street Fan Fest this weekend and more! https://kmjazz.com/local-life-newberry-college-jazz-festival-battle-at-the-bull-street-fan-fest-this-weekend-and-more/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/local-life-newberry-college-jazz-festival-battle-at-the-bull-street-fan-fest-this-weekend-and-more/ COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — Newberry College is hosting its 64th annual Jazz Festival this weekend. This Friday and Saturday there will be concerts with two all-state jazz bands, performances by 49 middle and high school jazz bands from across the state, and a special Newberry College Jazz Big Band concert with guest Charlton Singleton special. […]]]>

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — Newberry College is hosting its 64th annual Jazz Festival this weekend. This Friday and Saturday there will be concerts with two all-state jazz bands, performances by 49 middle and high school jazz bands from across the state, and a special Newberry College Jazz Big Band concert with guest Charlton Singleton special. The free concerts and the festival start at 3:30 p.m. this Friday and again on Saturday at 9 a.m.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — The Columbia Fireflies invite you to battle this year at Bull Street Fan Fest. It will be at the Segra Park Plaza before the Gamecocks take on Clemson on Saturday March 5. Pre-match festivities will begin at noon and Fan Fest will remain open for the duration of the match. Favorites from local rock band “Tokyo Joe” will headline this year’s Fan Fest. Admission is free and you can count on fun games, great music and even better food.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (WOLO)– Paul Anderson’s award-winning romantic comedy “Licorice Pizza” tells the story of a young woman’s journey to self-discovery and is now up for best picture for this year’s Oscars. year. Our Matt Perron is back to give us his take on the film in this week’s Monday Movie Review.

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Jazz artists return to White Rock for gig – Surrey Now-Leader https://kmjazz.com/jazz-artists-return-to-white-rock-for-gig-surrey-now-leader/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 00:47:09 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/jazz-artists-return-to-white-rock-for-gig-surrey-now-leader/ Jalumni of Semiahmoo High School – now distinguished stars of the Canadian jazz scene – return to White Rock to host a concert at Blue Frog Studios. The High Standards Quartet – which plays Saturday, February 26 at 7 p.m. on site, as part of a tour of Western Canada – is led by bassist […]]]>

Jalumni of Semiahmoo High School – now distinguished stars of the Canadian jazz scene – return to White Rock to host a concert at Blue Frog Studios.

The High Standards Quartet – which plays Saturday, February 26 at 7 p.m. on site, as part of a tour of Western Canada – is led by bassist Jodi Proznick and pianist Amanda Tosoff, both conductors Juno Award nominees, under the umbrella of their music education company, Music Arts Collective.

The project also involves two other shining lights of Canadian jazz: clarinetist Virginia MacDonald (winner of the 2020 Corona International Clarinetist Competition) and singer Laura Anglade, described by Radio Canada’s Ici Musique as one of the “five best female jazz musicians to monitor “.

A press release from Blue Frog, which presents the concert as part of its Canadian Music Discovered series, said the concert promises “an evening of happy, swinging jazz,” combining classic songs from The Great-American Songbook with “charming originals.”

The concert will also be filmed for later online streaming on Blue Frog TV, starting March 13.

Anglade’s work, born in a small village in the south of France and raised in Connecticut, bears the influence of gypsy jazz and the classical training of her parents.

Her singing style is also notably rooted in traditional jazz and the work of famous 20th century jazz singers such as Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Anita O’Day, Shirley Horn, Mel Tormé and Blossom Dearie.

Known for her lyrical and soulful clarinet playing, MacDonald has been described as a “powerful new voice on the Canadian stage” by Juno Award-winning bassist Mike Downes.

Her credits include a 2019 Stingray Rising Star award and a 2020 Corona International Clarinetist Competition First Prize, and she has worked extensively as a leader and backing lady at numerous venues in Toronto as well as Canadian jazz festivals. and international.

Multi-award winning bassist, songwriter and educator, Proznick – daughter of well-known former Semiahmoo Secondary jazz program director Dave Proznick – has received numerous awards, including the Western Canadian Music Award for Jazz Artist of the year, the National Jazz Award for Bassist, Album and Acoustic Group of the Year, and two Juno nominations for his CDs Foundations and songs of the sun.

She is also currently Chair of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s School of Music Jazz Department and Artistic Director of the Summer Jazz Workshop and Girls’ Jazz Day.

Tosoff, who has six albums to her credit, is also a composer and teacher, and has received various accolades, including the Grand Prix de Jazz from the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Jazz Artist Award – and more recently, a nomination at the Juno Awards for his album Wordswhich mixes poetry, jazz, art-song and folk.

She is also a passionate educator, faculty member at Humber College, in her own studio, and also co-artistic director of Music Arts Collective, an online music school co-founded with Proznick and arts administrator Francesca Fung, in which they share their love of music, art, learning and community through interactive workshops, conversations, videos and more.

Other upcoming gigs in the series at Blue Frog include country-blues and Southern rock band Matlen Starsley (February 27), Steely Dan’s tribute Steelin’ In The Years (live stream only, March 5 ), folk group Stone Poets (March 11), roots rock troubadour Wil (March 12) and Tiller’s Folly (March 17).

For tickets and information on all concerts, visit www.bluefrogstudios.ca

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Saratoga Jazz Festival returns to SPAC in June https://kmjazz.com/saratoga-jazz-festival-returns-to-spac-in-june/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 16:14:33 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/saratoga-jazz-festival-returns-to-spac-in-june/ SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (NEWS10) – The 45th Annual Freihofer Jazz Festival in Saratoga returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) for a two-day event June 25-26. The festival program includes 24 musical groups. Jason Aldean back at SPAC in September “The 2022 Festival promises to be memorable in many ways. Not only through a […]]]>

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (NEWS10) – The 45th Annual Freihofer Jazz Festival in Saratoga returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) for a two-day event June 25-26. The festival program includes 24 musical groups.

“The 2022 Festival promises to be memorable in many ways. Not only through a stellar and varied lineup, but also the sheer joy of being back on a grand scale. We will celebrate 25 years of partnership with Freihofer’s, as well as the first of a new multi-year commitment from the company. As a number of other jazz festivals change and downsize, Freihofer’s support allows us to return to the full Saratoga Jazz Fest experience that its longtime fans have loved and come to expect,” said Elizabeth Sobol. , President and CEO of Saratoga Performing. Art Center.

The festival is presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis, Booker T. Presents: A Stax Revue, vocalist Ledisi, Robert Glasper and New Orleans funk and jazz collective Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph.

“My mentor and festival founder, George Wein, has always been focused on producing events for everyone and that’s exactly what we did for our big comeback,” says Danny Melnick, Festival Producer and president of Absolutely Live Entertainment. “Our 45th festival features award-winning musical legends, unique collaborations with stars, avant-garde bands and many popular rising stars.”

Festival program

Saturday June 25

Amphitheater

  • Booker T. Presents: A Stax Review
  • Robert Glasper
  • Galactic with Anjelika Jelly Joseph
  • Con Tumbao with Issac Delgado, Robby Ameen, Oscar Hernandez, Conrad Herwig, Pedrito Martinez, Juan Munguia, Alain Pérez, Mike Rodriguez, Tony Succar and Miguel Zenon
  • Ozmosys Band with Omar Hakim and Rachel Z
  • Amina Figarova Sextet plus Strings
  • Saratoga hot club

Jazz Discovery Stage by Charles R. Wood

  • Barat red
  • Honey and Salt by Matt Wilson with Dawn Thomson, Nadje Noordhuis, Jeff Lederer and Martin Wind
  • Craig Handy and 2nd line Smith
  • Connie Han Threesome
  • Emmaline
  • Dan Wilson Trio

Sunday June 26

Amphitheater

  • Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
  • Ledisi
  • SuperBlue: Kurt Elling with Charlie Hunter
  • Eliane Elias
  • Matthew Whitaker
  • Joyful Noise by Garland Nelson

Jazz Discovery Stage by Charles R. Wood

  • Cha Wa
  • Free time
  • Carolyn Wonderland
  • Ryan Keberle and Catharsis
  • Skidmore Jazz Institute faculty stars celebrate George Wein with Mike Rodriguez, Steve Davis, Jimmy Greene, Bill Cunliffe, Dave Stryker, Todd Coolman and Dennis Mackrel

The festival also includes a fine arts and crafts fair, artist CD signings, a Southern-style barbecue, and other food vendors. You can bring your own food and drinks, as well as blankets, tents and umbrellas.

Parking for the event is free. Performances will begin each day on the Charles R. Wood “Jazz Discovery” Stage at 11 a.m. and on the Amphitheater Stage at noon.

Tickets for the festival start at $65 and go on sale to the public March 16 at 10 a.m. SPAC members can purchase tickets starting March 7 at 10 a.m. SPAC also offers a $20 Student and Children’s Amphitheater pass, available for children 12 and under. . Children under 12 are admitted free on the lawn.

PSPC said it will continue to monitor health and safety guidelines and adjust ticketing and security policies accordingly. For more information and to purchase tickets, you can visit the SPAC website.

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45th Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Artists Announced – The Daily Gazette https://kmjazz.com/45th-freihofers-saratoga-jazz-festival-artists-announced-the-daily-gazette/ Sun, 13 Feb 2022 03:08:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/45th-freihofers-saratoga-jazz-festival-artists-announced-the-daily-gazette/ Jazz returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer with the 45th Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, scheduled for June 25-26, with a full roster of 24 musical groups performing on two stages. The festival is headlined by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, returning to the festival for the first time since […]]]>

Jazz returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer with the 45th Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, scheduled for June 25-26, with a full roster of 24 musical groups performing on two stages.

The festival is headlined by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, returning to the festival for the first time since 1998; soul music legend Booker T. presents: A Stax Revue; powerhouse singer Ledisi for her festival debut; jazz/hip-hop pianist Robert Glasper; and New Orleans funk and jazz collective Galactic with Anjelika Jelly Joseph.

“The 2022 Festival promises to be memorable in many ways. Not only through a stellar and varied lineup, but also the joy of being back on a grand scale,” said Elizabeth Sobol, President and CEO of PSPC.

“We will celebrate 25 years of partnership with Freihofer’s, as well as the first of a new multi-year commitment from the company. As a number of other jazz festivals change and downsize, Freihofer’s support allows us to return to the full Saratoga Jazz Fest experience that its longtime fans have loved and come to expect.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Booker T. Jones, famed frontman of Booker T. & the MGs and acclaimed producer at legendary Memphis-based Stax Records, highlights the festival’s 15 debut. Jones will feature his 10-piece band with three lead singers performing hits such as “Green Onions”, “Hang ‘Em High” and “Time is Tight” and classic Stax songs “Try a Little Tenderness”, “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding), “Hold On I’m Coming” (Sam and Dave) and “Gee Whiz” (Carla Thomas), among others. 2021 Grammy Award-winning singer Ledisi makes also her festival debut, which is also set to perform at SPAC on August 3 as part of the Philadelphia Orchestra season in a program dedicated to the music of Nina Simone.

Charles R. Wood’s ‘Jazz Discovery’ stage returns for the first time since 2019, featuring rhythm, global and funk grooves from bands ranging from Red Baraat to Cha Wa to Tiempo Libre and contemporary jazz artists like Matt Wilson, Craig Handy, Connie Han, Ryan Keberle, Emmaline and Dan Wilson. Skidmore Jazz Institute faculty stars will celebrate George Wein, the festival’s founder who passed away at the age of 95 in September 2021.

“My mentor and festival founder, George Wein, has always been focused on producing events for everyone and that’s exactly what we did for our big comeback,” said festival producer Danny Melnick. and president of Absolutely Live Entertainment. “Our 45th festival features award-winning musical legends, unique collaborations with stars, avant-garde bands and many popular rising stars.”

After Jazz Fest debuts in 2021, Saratoga’s Hot Club and Garland Nelson (head of Joyful Noise) will return to kick off the amphitheater’s lineup on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Beyond the music, the festival will include a fine arts and crafts fair, artist CD signings, a Southern-style barbecue and other food vendors in the PSPC concession area.

You can bring food and drinks, as well as blankets, tents and umbrellas. Performances will begin each day on the Charles R. Wood “Jazz Discovery” Stage at 11 a.m. and on the Amphitheater Stage at noon.

Tickets for the festival start at $65 and will be available online at spac.org starting March 16 at 10 a.m. for the general public and starting March 7 at 10 a.m. for SPAC members (tiered by tier) .

Two-day passes are also available for a savings of $10 per ticket (offer ends May 1). $20 amphitheater ticket options are available for children 12 and under and students with school-issued ID. Seats are the best available with some exclusions. Seats on the lawn are free for children 12 and under.

Regarding COVID-19 precautions, in a statement, SPAC said it will continue to monitor health and safety guidelines mandated by New York State and the CDC and adjust ticketing policies. and safety accordingly. Full guidelines will be released ahead of the festival.

Here is an overview of the program for Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival 2022:

Saturday June 25

Amphitheater:
Booker T. Presents: A Stax Review
Robert Glasper
Galactic with Anjelika Jelly Joseph
Con Tumbao with Issac Delgado, Robby Ameen, Oscar Hernandez, Conrad Herwig, Pedrito Martinez, Juan Munguia, Alain Pérez, Mike Rodriguez, Tony Succar and Miguel Zenon
Ozmosys Group with Omar Hakim and Rachel Z
Amina Figarova Sextet plus Strings
Saratoga hot club

Scene “Jazz Discovery” by Charles R. Wood:
Barat red
Honey and Salt by Matt Wilson with Dawn Thomson, Nadje Noordhuis, Jeff Lederer and Martin Wind
Craig Handy and 2nd line Smith
Connie Han Threesome
Emmaline
Dan Wilson Trio

Sunday June 26

Amphitheater:
Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Ledisi
SuperBlue: Kurt Elling with Charlie Hunter
Eliane Elias
Matthew Whitaker
Joyful Noise by Garland Nelson

Scene “Jazz Discovery” by Charles R. Wood:
Cha Wa
Free time
Carolyn wonderland
Ryan Keberle and Catharsis
Skidmore Jazz Institute faculty stars celebrate George Wein with Mike Rodriguez, Steve Davis, Jimmy Greene, Bill Cunliffe, Dave Stryker, Todd Coolman and Dennis Mackrel

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11th Annual Arlington Jazz Festival in April https://kmjazz.com/11th-annual-arlington-jazz-festival-in-april/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 17:08:42 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/11th-annual-arlington-jazz-festival-in-april/ Randy Brecker Mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Arlington Jazz Festival, this year with the grand finale concert to be held live and in person at the Regent Theatre. Joining the festival’s headliner, multi-Grammy trumpeter Randy Brecker, is fellow Grammy-winning drummer Mark Walker, who has put together an all-star band with Alain Mallet (keyboards), […]]]>

Randy Brecker

Mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Arlington Jazz Festival, this year with the grand finale concert to be held live and in person at the Regent Theatre.

Joining the festival’s headliner, multi-Grammy trumpeter Randy Brecker, is fellow Grammy-winning drummer Mark Walker, who has put together an all-star band with Alain Mallet (keyboards), Oscar Stagnaro (bass) , Ernesto Diaz (percussion) and Edmar Colón (sax).

Dan Fox, founder of the annual jazz festival, has managed to schedule virtual and live performances, with live events on site adhering to current health and safety protocols.

The Regent Theater has also risen to the occasion in these unprecedented times, being a safe and risk-free venue for all on-site events. All necessary protocols will be in place for the festival.

Further details on the entire festival, which runs from April 7-10, will be available in early March; the current basic information is:

The 11thand The annual festival ends at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Tickets (on sale starting March 1): $20 to $50. Presented by Arlington Jazz.

Further information : This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 781-819-3994; festival updates available at arlingtonjazz.org.

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Performer/songwriter Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for over four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums with a wide range of artists, including his work with his brother Michael, as well as James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Parliament/Funkadelic, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa. See more at randybrecker.com.

Walker is a multi-Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning drummer, composer, author, and professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music. He has also been on the faculty of the Drummers Collective in New York and has conducted master classes, clinics and workshops in South America, North America and Europe, as a solo artist and with bands. such as Oregon, Paquito D’Rivera Quintet, the Caribbean Jazz Project, Sakesho, Lyle Mays Quartet, Chucho Valdes and Bill Watrous. Learn more about markwalkerlessons.com.

The non-profit organization Arlington Jazz is coordinated with the help of Arlington’s Morningside Music Studio (morningsidemusicstudio.com) under the direction of Fox, a local, multi-instrumentalist and music teacher.

The Arlington Jazz Festival has been held annually since 2012, usually in April, known internationally as Jazz Appreciation Month. Since 2018, Arlington Jazz has also embarked on presenting a series of additional workshops and concerts throughout the year. Many events are either free or have a minimal entry cost.

The 2022 Arlington Jazz Festival is funded in part by the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Arlington Jazz also relies on generous donations from its growing fan base.


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Universal Temple of the Arts will present the Staten Island JAZZ Festival https://kmjazz.com/universal-temple-of-the-arts-will-present-the-staten-island-jazz-festival/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 20:05:57 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/universal-temple-of-the-arts-will-present-the-staten-island-jazz-festival/ Universal Temple of the Arts will celebrate the life of Sajda Musawwir Ladner, Executive and Artistic Director and Founder of the Staten Island JAZZ Festival on Saturday, March 12, 2021, from 5-9 p.m. at the historic St. George Theater in her beloved Staten Island community. Scheduled during Women’s History Month, the festival, hosted by Sheila […]]]>

Universal Temple of the Arts will celebrate the life of Sajda Musawwir Ladner, Executive and Artistic Director and Founder of the Staten Island JAZZ Festival on Saturday, March 12, 2021, from 5-9 p.m. at the historic St. George Theater in her beloved Staten Island community. Scheduled during Women’s History Month, the festival, hosted by Sheila E. Anderson, author and on-air personality, WBGO, 88.3 FM, is an auspicious occasion to showcase jazz tribute performances in live by returning favourites, Winard Harper & Jeli Posse; The Leopoldo F. Fleming Afro-Caribbean Ensemble; Danny Mixon Quartet with singer Antoinette Montague; the UTA Jazz Ensemble and exciting performances by newcomers to the festival scene – Bria Skonberg, Nikara Warren Presents… Black Wall Street and the Dal Segno Trio with Michael Morreale and Houston Person.

For more than three decades, under Ms. Ladner’s direction, the Staten Island JAZZ Festival has featured treasured performances by NEA Jazz Masters, such as the late great Barry Harris, pioneering Afrofuturism band Sun Ra Arkestra, talented traditional, contemporary, emerging venues, and the young lions of the jazz pantheon. Not only did Ms. Ladner provide jazz lovers with the opportunity to experience quality live performances on the stages of Staten Island, but she also strongly believed that audiences of all ages should experience anything and everything jazz-related by presenting educational workshops. and taught forums. by eminent scholars, visual artists, dancers, poets, etc. His wisdom and love of the art form have won the event critical acclaim, making it New York’s longest-running community festival.

It should be noted that for many years Universal Temple of the Arts has promoted the Staten Island JAZZ Festival with images by Romare Bearden, America’s prominent African-American visual artist, signifying the special relationship between Universal Temple of the Arts and iconic cultural creators and innovators since its inception. established in 1967 as a non-profit arts, cultural and educational organization.

Sajda Musawwir Ladner is revered within the artistic community; his spirit lives on forever through the annual Staten Island JAZZ Festival and the organization’s mission to “accelerate individual and community creative spirit and foster brotherly love”. To honor his legacy, we’re asking for your support for the JAZZ Festival – buy a ticket and share the event on social media. All festival proceeds support Universal Arts Temple’s FREE arts and education programs throughout the year.

“As we enter our third decade as Staten Island’s oldest jazz festival, we remain committed to showcasing iconic and popular jazz artists as well as showcasing Staten Island artists who stand tall to deliver their understanding of this globally cherished music called jazz.Like New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and gumbo, the Staten Island JAZZ Festival cooks up with jazz music, dance, song, and spoken word.Universal Temple of the Arts thinks of JAZZ in all capitals, we explore all aspects of this art form.

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