music festival – KM Jazz http://kmjazz.com/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 08:51:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://kmjazz.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-53-120x120.png music festival – KM Jazz http://kmjazz.com/ 32 32 Quebec Music Festival faces backlash for not including female artists, headliner pulls out https://kmjazz.com/quebec-music-festival-faces-backlash-for-not-including-female-artists-headliner-pulls-out/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 01:41:57 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/quebec-music-festival-faces-backlash-for-not-including-female-artists-headliner-pulls-out/ A Quebec summer music festival with an all-male lineup has lost at least one big name and is being criticized for ignoring female artists. The backlash began online and intensified after popular singer-songwriter Emile Bilodeau announced he had dropped out of the 16th edition of Festi-Plage in Cap-d’Espoir, Gaspésie, Quebec. Bilodeau said Wednesday that not […]]]>

A Quebec summer music festival with an all-male lineup has lost at least one big name and is being criticized for ignoring female artists.

The backlash began online and intensified after popular singer-songwriter Emile Bilodeau announced he had dropped out of the 16th edition of Festi-Plage in Cap-d’Espoir, Gaspésie, Quebec.

Bilodeau said Wednesday that not just artists, but everyone in the music industry, including festival organizers, has a role to play in increasing female representation. He said he couldn’t participate in an event that didn’t share his values.

“I work with amazing women and learned my trade from the best,” Bilodeau said in a statement on Facebook. “In fact, it is thanks to them that I am the artist, and above all, the man that I am today.”

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Festi-Plage, which will be held from July 27 to 30, will present a variety of musical genres, including Quebec folk, rap and funk. The 14 artists featured are all male, with the exception of Les Cowboys Fringants, a four-person band with one woman.

Festival organizer Ghislain Pitre said Thursday he was disappointed by Bilodeau’s reaction and surprised by the critics.

“We didn’t see it coming,” Pitre said in an interview. “We have Les Cowboys Fringants; we are not 100% exclusively male. He said one of the artists, comedian PA Methot, is also putting on a performance that will include women.

Pitre, however, said he was unable to find a single female musician or majority-female band available that had a festival-aligned musical style.

“We are not against women; we looked at who was available and what best suited our clientele,” he said, adding that the festival would replace Bilodeau with a female artist.

“We are a festive festival; we are not an emerging music festival. People are on the beach, they are dancing, they are drinking beer. This is not a piano concert.

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Fannie Crépin, co-founder of Musique Bleue — a group that promotes Quebec music — says she finds Pitre’s explanation outdated and inexcusable.

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Crépin said he asked a friend earlier this week to create a playlist of female Quebec artists, “from every musical style possible,” to celebrate International Women’s Day.

“It took less than an hour and she came back with a hundred names,” Crepin said in an interview Thursday.

Crépin hailed Bilodeau’s decision and called it a first in Quebec, saying she couldn’t remember a time when a male artist pulled out of a show due to a lack of performers. feminine.

“We’ve been asking for it for so long,” Crépin said. “Despite our efforts to promote women, do we still see a lot of impact when men react to inequalities? When men say they are allies but don’t act on them, we go around in circles.

Crepin lamented the under-representation of women on commercial radio playlists and at festivals. She echoed Bilodeau’s comments and said the music industry must work to change that reality.

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She also called on the provincial government to stop funding festivals that do not meet gender parity requirements. “Festivals have become the main showcase for artists, so when they do something like that, it really hurts,” Crepin said.

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“If festivals don’t book women, neither do labels. Someone, somewhere has to make the effort at some point.

Sebastien Fournier, director of the Festi Jazz international de Rimouski, a festival located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, north of Quebec, agrees with Crepin. He said the industry needed to start believing that audiences could enjoy a wider variety of artists than what is aired on the radio.

“Just because the artist isn’t included by major commercial radio doesn’t mean good music isn’t going to draw a crowd,” Fournier said in an interview Thursday. “There are enough female artists to be headliners, you just need to have vision and creativity.”

Pitre, however, said his audience prefers well-known artists. “We book who’s popular,” he said. “Our audience is regional and broad, we are not in Montreal where you can find an emerging artist.”

But Fournier, who booked artists for the popular Sea Shack inn in Gaspé, Quebec, for seven years before joining Festi Jazz, said the curiosity was there.

“Sometimes you have to realize that people are already there; there is an event, so let’s give some artists a chance,” he said.

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Redlands Bowl Announces 2022 Summer Music Festival Lineup – Redlands Daily Facts https://kmjazz.com/redlands-bowl-announces-2022-summer-music-festival-lineup-redlands-daily-facts/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 05:02:26 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/redlands-bowl-announces-2022-summer-music-festival-lineup-redlands-daily-facts/ Redlands Bowl Performing Arts will have a full season this year, and it will include a special tribute celebrating the legacy of longtime Bowl bandleader Frank Fetta, who passed away in 2021. The line-up for the Summer Music Festival, announced Wednesday evening March 9, includes: June 24: An evening with Debby Boone, known for her […]]]>

Redlands Bowl Performing Arts will have a full season this year, and it will include a special tribute celebrating the legacy of longtime Bowl bandleader Frank Fetta, who passed away in 2021.

The line-up for the Summer Music Festival, announced Wednesday evening March 9, includes:

  • June 24: An evening with Debby Boone, known for her 1977 hit “You Light Up My Life”
  • June 28: Grand Final of the Redlands Bowl concerto competition led by Maestro Roger Kalia, musical director of the concerto competition for young artists
  • July 8: Mariachi Garibaldi by Jaime Cuéllar with an appearance by the Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles
  • July 12: DRUMLINE LIVE, an international tour based on the traditions of the Historically Black College and University brass bands
  • July 15: M-PACT, an avant-garde vocal ensemble that mixes soul, funk and more
  • July 19: Pete Jacobs Wartime Radio Revue, a big-band, playing hits from the 30s and 40s, original songs, wartime news and more
  • July 22: Frisson at the Pops, a classical music ensemble that will perform selections from “Rhapsody in Blue” by Gershwin, West Side Story and “Oblivion” by Piazzolla and more
  • July 28-31: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” presented by producer and director Wayne Scott (public rehearsal July 26)
  • August 2: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band with Jazz, Classical and Bluegrass covers Beatles tunes
  • August 5: Lemon Bucket Orkestra, a folk-punk klezmer ensemble from Toronto
  • August 9: SKERRYVORE, energetic Scottish music
  • August 12: State Street Ballet, performing selections ranging from tango to waltz and hip-hop
  • August 16: “Songs and Stories” Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Maestro Frank Fetta will be performed by singer Lana Love, baritone Ralph Cato and the Cool Classics Ensemble
  • August 19: Season finale with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ransom Wilson and with guest artist Aubree Oliverson

Due to contractual arrangements, the July 1 and July 5 shows will be announced later this spring.

The 2022 Music Festival is the first fully in-person season since 2019. Due to coronavirus precautions, the 2020 season was held virtually and the 2021 season began with virtual shows.

This year is the 99th season of the music festival.

Performances begin at 8:00 a.m. at Redlands Bowl, 25 Grant St. Admission is free and seating is first come first served.

Information: redlandsbowl.org or 909-793-7316

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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.

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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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OKM nominates jazz and classical artists for Americana-themed music festival https://kmjazz.com/okm-nominates-jazz-and-classical-artists-for-americana-themed-music-festival/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 11:05:56 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/okm-nominates-jazz-and-classical-artists-for-americana-themed-music-festival/ It’s a bit of classic, a bit of jazz, swing and more at this year’s all-genre, Americana-themed OKM Music Festival, June 9-13. During Friday’s artist reveal, OKM announced headliners including gifted and Grammy-winning jazz singer Catherine Russell, Cowtown’s Western Swing Trio Hot Club, and acclaimed chamber ensemble, the Verona Quartet. “It was quite difficult when […]]]>

It’s a bit of classic, a bit of jazz, swing and more at this year’s all-genre, Americana-themed OKM Music Festival, June 9-13.

During Friday’s artist reveal, OKM announced headliners including gifted and Grammy-winning jazz singer Catherine Russell, Cowtown’s Western Swing Trio Hot Club, and acclaimed chamber ensemble, the Verona Quartet.

“It was quite difficult when we were trying to get everyone signed in January when there was a fear of illness, but we really pulled it off and we’re really excited to show everyone what we have,” said said OKM spokeswoman Isabel Zielenski. “We hope it will be the ‘normal’ festival compared to the last two years and that everything will finally fall back into place.”

Cowtown Hot Club

Russell was born into jazz royalty as the daughter of Luis Russell, pianist, composer and musical director to the legendary Louis Armstrong. With a voice that has been described as satiny, magical, captivating, warm and comforting, Russell has recorded with Steely Dan, David Bowie, Paul Simon, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm and Rosanne Cash.

She was featured on the 2012 Grammy-winning “Boardwalk Empire” soundtrack and performed at major jazz festivals, including Monterey and Montreal, while charting on Billboard and reaching No. 1 on the charts. itunes jazz. Her albums “Harlem on my Mind” and “Alone Together” received Grammy Award nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Albums.

Verona Quartet

To boost local and regional tourism, OKM artists will appear on stages at multiple venues throughout the festival, including the Bartlesville Community Center, Unity Square at Price Tower and Ambler Hall, in addition to Woolaroc and the Museum. Philbrook in Tulsa.

Other major stage acts include the Balourdet Quartet, the Tulsa Honors Orchestra, which is a youth string orchestra in its 42nd year, the bluegrass Amanda Cook Band and Sarah Maud + Band. Maud is originally from the Tulsa area and has performed with renowned jazz artists including Benny Golsen, Jason Marsalis and Walter White.

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Edinburgh Connect Music Festival: first wave of artists announced https://kmjazz.com/edinburgh-connect-music-festival-first-wave-of-artists-announced/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 11:46:33 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/edinburgh-connect-music-festival-first-wave-of-artists-announced/ Connect Music Festival has announced the first wave of its lineup for this summer’s event, with Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers and The National headlining. Connect is a brand new festival experience that will feature top left-field talent, from grassroots artists to big-name headliners – the festival will re-launch from August 26-28 at the Royal […]]]>

Connect Music Festival has announced the first wave of its lineup for this summer’s event, with Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers and The National headlining.

Connect is a brand new festival experience that will feature top left-field talent, from grassroots artists to big-name headliners – the festival will re-launch from August 26-28 at the Royal Highland Center in Edinburgh.

The National | Graham MacIndoe

Other names announced so far include Mogwai, Little Simz, Self Esteem, Jon Hopkins, Black Coffee, Bonobo, Bombay Bicycle Club, John Grant, LOW and Idlewild.

Music fans can get their early bird ticket by registering for access to the Connect presale before 9:00 a.m. Thursday, before tickets go on sale during the general release at 9:00 a.m. Friday.

Bristol collective Massive Attack take to the Grand Parade stage on Friday 26th August, while electronic dance music giants The Chemical Brothers headline Connect on Saturday 27th.

Ending the weekend and closing out Connect with their headline set for Sunday the 28th will be The National.

Additionally, British jazz drummer Moses Boyd, Glasgow trio Cloth, 2021 Sound of Young Scotland award winner Lvra, legendary Optimo (Espacio) and Future Utopia, Maeve and Hammer will be among the artists performing first. Connect day.

The National: recent British award winner Little Simz will take the stage on SundayRecent Brit Award winner Little Simz will take the stage on Sunday

On Sunday the 27th, acclaimed Scottish band Mogwai, who won Scottish Album of the Year last year for their tenth studio album As the Love Continues, will take to the stage at the Grand Parade.

Formed in Glasgow in 1995, Mogwai are known for their legendary concerts. They will be joined by recent Brit Award winner Little Simz and five-star review queen Self Esteem.

The National: Mogwai won Scottish Album of the Year in 2021Mogwai won Scottish Album of the Year in 2021

Another addition to Sunday’s line-up are independent festival favorites Bombay Bicycle Club. They will be joined by local heroes, Edinburgh-based Scottish rock band Idlewild, who will perform their acclaimed album The Remote Part.

Glasgow music collective Admiral Fallow, American singer and violinist Sudan Archives, indie rock band Dehd, Scottish singer-songwriters Hamish Hawk and Lizzie Reid, Bristol-based singer-songwriter Kathleen Francis will perform also on Sunday 28.

The National: Admiral Fallow will perform on Sunday, August 28Admiral Fallow will perform on Sunday August 28

DF Concerts & Events CEO Geoff Ellis said, “We are delighted to announce our lineup for Connect today. For some time now, we’ve been working tirelessly and carefully to curate an exciting lineup for the first edition of our new iteration of Connect and we’re really excited to share it.

“While Connect is an entirely new festival proposition, it will retain many of the qualities – and spirit – of its 2007 and 2008 namesake, particularly in terms of music, entertainment, food and drink programming.

He added: “We look forward to welcoming fans to the Royal Highland Showgrounds in August.”

Other artists will be added to the program in the weeks to come.

Visit the Connect website for more information.

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Choral Artists Of Sarasota Celebrates Women’s History Month With A Program Of Works By Female Composers https://kmjazz.com/choral-artists-of-sarasota-celebrates-womens-history-month-with-a-program-of-works-by-female-composers/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 05:34:05 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/choral-artists-of-sarasota-celebrates-womens-history-month-with-a-program-of-works-by-female-composers/ The Sarasota Choral Artists’ 43rd season, “Carried Away,” continues with “She Is The Music,” Sunday, March 20 at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak Street, Sarasota. The concert commemorates Women’s History Month with an uplifting program featuring works by female composers, including Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Alma Mahler, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach and […]]]>

The Sarasota Choral Artists’ 43rd season, “Carried Away,” continues with “She Is The Music,” Sunday, March 20 at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak Street, Sarasota.

The concert commemorates Women’s History Month with an uplifting program featuring works by female composers, including Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Alma Mahler, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach and many more. Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano, violinist Francisca Mendoza and pianists Susan Versage and Joseph Holt will join 25 Choral Artists Singers in this concert conducted by Holt and Kevin Trapasso, the Choral Artists’ new assistant conductor.

Tickets are $35; $5 for students. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ChoralArtistsSarasota.org or call 941-387-4900. For more information on the Covid health and safety protocol, visit https://choralartistssarasota.org/schedule/health-safety-protocol/.

According to Joseph Holt, artistic director of Choral Artists, the concert is a long-awaited celebration of brilliant female composers.

“We’re celebrating Women’s History Month by exploring the stories of great female composers,” he says. “These women have made extraordinary contributions to the world of music – usually through thick and thin. Classical music has long been a male-dominated genre. Despite this inequality, female composers have created incredible music throughout history. ” Holt adds that several of the program’s female composers were related to acclaimed male composers. These include Fanny Mendelssohn, Alma Mahler and Clara Schumann – the wife of Robert Schumann and one of the greatest concert pianists of the 19th century. According to Holt, she doubted her own songwriting abilities. “She once wrote that ‘a woman must not want to compose – there has never been one capable of doing it,'” he says. “She proved her wrong with her own compositions.” Holt adds that Schumann’s contemporary, Fanny Mendelssohn, composed over 460 pieces of music, yet her identity as a composer has been nearly lost to history.

Holt explains that the concert’s theme evolved from the Choral Artists’ 2021 Season LGBTQ-themed concert. “During the program selection process, I discovered a wealth of great music composed by female artists,” he says. “Thea Lobo then drew my attention to other composers. She also introduced me to ‘Meditation for mezzo-soprano, violin and piano’ – a beautiful piece by German pianist and composer Clara Faisst. We were delighted that the great Chilean violinist Francisca Mendoza can perform this piece with Thea for this concert.”

Compositions by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach will also be performed during this concert. Holt describes her as “a pioneering American composer whose works are rarely performed today”. He adds that Beach was a piano prodigy who stopped performing after her marriage and turned to composing instead. “She delayed her return to the stage until her husband died,” Holt said. “When Beach died in 1944, her works almost disappeared from the concert scene.”

Also on the program are two works by French composers (and sisters) Nadia Boulanger (“Soleils Couchants”) and Lili Boulanger (“Hymn to the Sun”). Lobo is the soloist of “Soleils” then joins the Choral Artists Singers for “Hymn”. Holt points out that Nadia Boulanger, in addition to being the first woman to conduct many major orchestras in America and Europe, was also the teacher of dozens of acclaimed male musicians and composers, including Daniel Barenboim, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Philip Glass, Quincy Jones, and Virgil Thomson.

The concert also includes “The Clown” composed by Ethel Smyth. Holt notes that Smyth also wrote “The March of the Women” in 1910 – the official anthem of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). “It was important to include a work by Smyth,” says Holt, adding that Lobo will perform the piece as a soloist.

Holt points out that another notable composer whose music will be featured at the concert is Florence Price, a mid-20th-century African-American pianist and composer. Although she was recognized as a prominent black composer and one of her works was premiered by a large orchestra, many of her works remained in obscurity after her death in 1953 until dozens of her sheet music being discovered in his abandoned summer house in 2009.

Hailed as “impeccable”, “clearly beautiful”, “awe-inspiring”, “breathtaking” and “Boston’s finest”, Grammy-nominated mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo recently performed as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra , Bucknell Bach Festival, Halcyon Chamber Series, Guerilla Opera, Sunshine City Opera, Callithumpian Consort and The Shakespeare Concerts. Other solo appearances include Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Schubert’s Mass No. 3 with the Andover Choral Society, Falla’s El amor brujo with the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, Händel Arias with the Boston Early Music Festival, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Lobo has also been a featured soloist with Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Opera Boston, Northwest Bach Festival, Tucson Chamber Artists, Spire Chamber Concerts in Kansas City, and New Vintage Baroque, among others.

Chilean violinist Francisca Mendoza has performed around the world since being selected by Musical America as Young Artist of the Year in 1990. She has received outstanding accolades for her performances in Europe, the United States, Canada , Latin America, Israel and the Far East. . His album of sonatas by Debussy and Prokofiev has been called “superb” and “enchanting”. In New York, Mendoza graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall and Lincoln Center. Radio appearances have included guest starring with Robert Sherman at WQXR, New York. In addition, his concerts have been broadcast on radio and television in the United States, Latin America, Poland and Spain. Winner of numerous competitions and awards during her studies, Mendoza earned a degree in performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master’s degree in performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music.

Kevin Trapasso is the new assistant conductor of Choral Artists. Trapasso holds a bachelor’s degree in choral music education from Arizona State and a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of South Florida. He has conducted numerous vocal ensembles in various genres, including middle/high school choirs, show choirs and jazz ensembles, collegiate pop a cappella, and was associate conductor of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Trapasso also works as a regional vocal clinician and judge for Varsity Vocals’ International Collegiate and Secondary A Cappella Singing Competition.

The Choral Artists of Sarasota includes 32 of the region’s most notable professional singers. Eight young singers, aged 16 to 22, are also invited to join the group each year, as part of the organization’s educational action. One of these talented singers will receive the Dr. Ann Stephenson-Moe Apprentice Scholarship, a funding program to support private lessons or vocal training at an institution of higher education.

“Securing the future of choral music means investing in the next generation of music lovers,” says Susan Burke, executive director of Choral Artists of Sarasota. “Bringing young singers into the professional ensemble encourages them to further develop their musical talents and appreciation of singing in an ensemble.”

For more information, visit www.ChoralArtistsSarasota.org.

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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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Brighton and Hove News » 100 more performers announced for The Great Escape https://kmjazz.com/brighton-and-hove-news-100-more-performers-announced-for-the-great-escape/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/brighton-and-hove-news-100-more-performers-announced-for-the-great-escape/ The great Escape announcement today Another 100 artists will perform at Brighton Festival this yearfeaturing some of the most exciting names in new music, including Rebecca Black, The Amazons, Court Act, Sinead O’Brien, Baby Queenand much more. The Great Escape, the new music festival, will open the 2022 festival season by welcoming over 450 up-and-coming […]]]>

The great Escape announcement today Another 100 artists will perform at Brighton Festival this yearfeaturing some of the most exciting names in new music, including Rebecca Black, The Amazons, Court Act, Sinead O’Brien, Baby Queenand much more.

The Great Escape, the new music festival, will open the 2022 festival season by welcoming over 450 up-and-coming artists and trending talents at over 35 venues within walking distancealongside the music industry-led TGE conference, May 12-14, 2022 in Brighton.

Tickets for The Great Escape festival start from £75 and are on sale HERE.

Court Act

From the UK, live return of the American queer hyperpop artist Rebecca Blackto rock Reading’s riffs and licks The Amazons, The Great Escape 2022 lineup champions upcoming talent from a wide variety of genres. Artists announced include the Gen Z grunge pop singer Baby Queenobservational and acerbic post punk from Leeds Court Actpost punk poet Sinead O’BrienTikTok star turned solo musician Abby RobertScottish singer-songwriter Dylan Fraserrising star Lola YoungAmerican singer-songwriter Indigo De SouzaLiverpool alternative rockers Crawlersirish rapper malakiBelfast post-punk rockers Enola Gayand folk-rock singer-songwriter Madison Cunningham.

Indigo De Souza

Additionally, The Great Escape is also announcing today the highly anticipated return of The road to the great escape, the showcase for live music in Glasgow and Dublin in the days leading up to The Great Escape new music festival and conference in Brighton. Kicking off in Glasgow on May 6 and 7, then heading to Dublin on May 9 and 10, The Road To The Great Escape will bring some of the most exciting new talent from TGE 2022 to Scotland and Ireland, with artists appearing in both locations. , including in Dublin. singer-songwriter Abi Coulibaly, South London producer and multi-instrumentalist Conor Albert, Scottish alt-pop lyricist Dylan Fraser, Hawaiian tropical soul artist Eli Smart, Leeds alt-rock four-piece English teacher, talent chamber pop from Sheffield Frankie Beetlestone, South London trio Honeyglaze, Tamil-Swiss R&B musician Priya Ragu, Australian indie pop singer-songwriter Sycco and LA indie-pop artist Wallice.

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The Garage, King Tuts, G2 and The Garage’s Attic Bar in Glasgow will also exclusively host rising Scottish soul singer Brooke Combe, spiritually exploratory Birmingham artist Sipho and upcoming acts such as Swim School, Bonnie Kemplay, Vlure, Taahliah and Alex Amor. while Dublin’s Whelan’s, Workman’s Club, Grand Social and Academy 2 will see Dublin-born singer-songwriter Lucy McWilliams and collaborating rapper Malaki perform exclusively alongside artists such as Kynsy, Sainte, Seb, Sprints and The Clockworks. Tickets on sale HERE.

Joe and the shitboys

Making its much-anticipated return to the festival schedule after a two-year hiatus, The Great Escape is firmly established and recognized as the festival for new music, and will be announcing additional artists on the lineup, along with additional information on the music Industry-led TGE Conference coming soon.

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FOLK / AMERICAN / COUNTRY

GRACE CUMMINGS | KATHRYN JOSEPH | SMALL BARS | MARGO CILKER | NATIVE HARROW | THE UNIVERSE OF BOBBY NET

Folk, country and Americana fans can expect to enjoy performances from some of the genre’s most exciting new talent from around the world, including the Melbourne-based bluesy folk singer-songwriter. Grace CummingsAustralia’s high-energy indie folk family trio small quirksScottish singer-songwriter and musician Catherine JosephAmerican country-rock storyteller Margo CilkerPennsylvania folk duo native harrow and mysterious American crooner The Bobby Tenderloin universe.

Grove

GRIME / RAP / HIP-HOP

TIGER BALM | grove | HMD | MALAKI | NEONE THE WONDERFUL | NUTRIBE

The Great Escape also looks forward to hosting sets from some of the hottest new artists in grime, rap and hip-hop, with an undoubtedly uncompromising live performance from the Bristol-based queer producer and singer. Grovea unique blend of hip-hop and R&B from the Somali/Mancunian rapper HMDpowerful lyrics and raps from the rising talent of Irish hip-hop malakiWolverhampton self-exploratory rap fusion NeOne the Wonderfulhip-hop, K-pop, rap fusion of Seoul-based alternative K-pop Tiger Balmand a vibrant and highly entertaining performance by the Liverpool trio nutribe.

Balimaya Project

JAZZ / R&B / SOUL

BALIMAYA PROJECT | BUDJERAH | DOWNTOWN KAYOTO | IRIS GOLD | CHILDREN | LOLA YOUNG | LUCY MCWILLIAMS | MADI SASKIA | BRAND CAKE | SHAKIRA ALLEYNE | TAMZENE

For festival-goers looking for soulful sounds, R&B grooves or jazz beats, The Great Escape 2022 lineup features the eclectic Mandé jazz fusion from the 16-piece London-based collective Balimaya ProjectAustralian singer-songwriter’s dreamlike R&B and gospel roots Budjerahalternative R&B artist born in Zimbabwe and raised in Hull Downtown Kayotovulnerable and personal lyricism of rising star and voice of John Lewis Christmas 2021 advert Lola Youngsinger-songwriter’s enchanting pop soul Irises GoldCardiff’s Experimental R&B Kiddusand emerging Irish singer-songwriter Lucy McWilliams. Smooth Birmingham singer Madi Saskiajazz producer and multi-instrumentalist brand cakeLondon experimental composer Shakira Alleyneand Scottish contemporary soul singer-songwriter Tamzene are also confirmed.

Rebecca Black

POP / DANCE

BABY QUEEN | COCO AND THE LOST | EWAN MAINWOOD | ANONYMOUS JOY | ELLIOT KINGS | LOKOY | MICKEY CALLISTO | PIRI & TOMMY | REBECCA BLACK | SOFI | TAAHLIAH

The Great Escape is set to welcome a host of upcoming talent for pop and dance music fans, including the American pop singer Rebecca Blackthe former teenage viral sensation behind the YouTube hit “Friday” is now an evolved queer hyperpop artist, sharp observations and witty lyrics from the Gen Z grunge-pop favorite Baby QueenBritpop melodies and grunge guitar riffs from Coco and the LostLeeds-based singer-songwriter Ewain MainwoodSouth London production duo Joy Anonymousmelancholic pop from the British-Swiss singer-songwriter Kings ElliotLasse Lokøy’s solo project from Sløtface Lokoyliverpool mickey callixto and its synth-tinged melodies, DIY dance duo and TikTok success story piri and tommyindie pop bops from Leicester SOFIand Glasgow-based DJ/producer Taahliah.

Honey glaze

ALT / INDIA

ABBY ROBERT | ALEX LOVE | AZUR RYDER | BLAIR DAVIE | BLEACHING LABORATORY | BONNIE KEMPLAY | BRYAN’S MAGIC TEARS | CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON | CAT BURNS | COACH EVENING | DYLAN FRASER | ELI SMART | ENGLISH TEACHER | FITZROY HOLT | FRANKIE BEETLESTONE | HONEY GLAZE | ILLUMINATI HOTTIES | INDIGO DE SOUZA | KATHLEEN FRANCES | KATY J PEARSON | KYNS | LOCK | MADISON CUNNINGHAM | MATERIAL | MEGAN WYN | PHOEBE GREEN | PIXEY | PLUM | PORCHES | PORTRON PORTRON LOPEZ | PRIMA QUEEN | SAD BOYS CLUB | SINEAD O’BRIEN | SWIMMING SCHOOL | TEAM PICTURE | THE GOA EXPRESS | LET GO | SHAKES | TOMMY LEFROY | ULTRA-Q | VALUE | COURT ACT

Indie and alternative fans can expect a huge selection of the latest bands, including the TikTok star turned solo musician Abby RobertLos Angeles-based singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutsonunique songwriter and musician in Scotland Dylan FraserAmerican indie rockers Illuminati hottiesand singer-songwriters Indigo De Souza, Madison Cunninghamand Mattiel. Quirky singer from Manchester Phoebe GreenIrish post-punk poet Sinead O’Briencalifornia quartet Ultra Qand the rapidly rising post-punk feel of Leeds Court Act are also set to perform alongside Alex Love, Bonnie Kemplay, Blair Davie, Bleaching laboratory, Bryan’s magic tears, Cat burns, coach party, Eli Smart, English teacher, Fitzroy Holt, Frankie Beetlestone, Honey glaze, Catherine Frances, Katy J Pearson, Kynsey, Locking, Megan Wynn, pixely, Feather, porches, Portron Portron Lopez, PRIME QUEEN, sad boys club, swimming school, Team picture, THE GOA EXPRESS, Letting go, The tremors, Tommy Lefroyand VALUE.

The Amazons

PUNK / ROCK / METAL

BAD WAITRESS | BANKS ARCADE | Crawlers | DEAD PONY | ENOLA GAY | GEN & THE DEGENERATE | JOE AND THE SHITBOYS | THE OBJECTIVE | MEMES | PANIC CABIN | PORCH | PUTYFACE | ROLA | SOFTCULT | SPRINTS | AMAZONS | THE BYKER GROVE FAN CLUB | VALVES

For those looking for heavier licks, The Great Escape has announced the addition of Reading Fourpiece the Amazonswho are no doubt about to perform the rock anthems from their two Top Ten albums, the anxious punk art of Toronto’s bad waitressMelbourne-based bands, the modern heavy quintet Banks ArcadeLiverpool alternative rockers Crawlers and rioting rock’n’rollers Gen & The degenerateScottish post punk quartet dead ponyFour post-punk pieces from Belfast Enola GayFaroese queer vegan ‘shitpunk’ Joe and the shitboysthe dark punks of leeds The objectiveloud post-punk duo from Glasgow MemesWelsh DIY punk band Panic Shackbrighton newcomers PorchCalifornian singer-songwriter Voisey pouty faceand Manchester rock n roll five pieces rolle. Plus the Canadian grunge-pop scuzz twins softcultDublin’s raucous and loud quartet Sprintsthreesome ‘post macho noise pop’ The Byker Grove Fan Cluband Australian indie rockers The Vanns have been added to the line-up.

Buy your tickets for The Great Escape HERE.

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Orlando’s jazz-centric music festival is happening this summer https://kmjazz.com/orlandos-jazz-centric-music-festival-is-happening-this-summer/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:04:00 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/orlandos-jazz-centric-music-festival-is-happening-this-summer/ click on the picture Photo courtesy of Boney James/Facebook Boney James Orlando music fans, are you ready to get fluid? New Orlando Music Festival is coming to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Colonial this summer, promising “the ultimate names in smooth jazz and R&B.” The initial lineup revealed for this outdoor summer festival includes Brian […]]]>

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Orlando music fans, are you ready to get fluid? New Orlando Music Festival is coming to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Colonial this summer, promising “the ultimate names in smooth jazz and R&B.”

The initial lineup revealed for this outdoor summer festival includes Brian Culbertson, Boney James, David Sanborn, Peter White, Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Pieces of a Dream, Richard Elliot, Spyro Gyra, Lindsey Webster, Vincent Ingala, Marion Meadows, Adam Hawley, Nathan Mitchell, Jazmin Ghent and Deborah Krantz. More acts are expected to be announced in the near future.

The Orlando Music Festival takes place over the long weekend of July 1-3 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Tickets are already available through the Festival website..


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The official launch party of the ARISE Music Festival 2022 takes place on February 11 https://kmjazz.com/the-official-launch-party-of-the-arise-music-festival-2022-takes-place-on-february-11/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 20:23:25 +0000 https://kmjazz.com/the-official-launch-party-of-the-arise-music-festival-2022-takes-place-on-february-11/ ARISE Music Festival announces the official ARISE 2022 launch party at Knew Conscious, located in Denver’s RiNo Art District, on Friday, February 11. The producers of ARISE will kick off the evening with a special look at the future of the festival, then kick off the party with live performances by Maddy O’Neal and Spectacle. […]]]>

ARISE Music Festival announces the official ARISE 2022 launch party at Knew Conscious, located in Denver’s RiNo Art District, on Friday, February 11. The producers of ARISE will kick off the evening with a special look at the future of the festival, then kick off the party with live performances by Maddy O’Neal and Spectacle. Attendees will be the first to see what’s new at the ARISE Music Festival and hear about the newest artists joining the lineup in 2022.

Party guests and festival goers can look forward to a memorable evening filled with live entertainment, special announcements, free giveaways, festival previews, The Cradle, giveaways and more. The unique and innovative features that will be revealed during the pre-show presentation include the village design, as well as special and unique projects underway like the main stage design, ARISE central camp, cabins in trees, culinary projects, nature walks along the Arkansas River and Suite. In addition to the festival’s overall creative vision, producers will express their continued dedication to great music by announcing the most recent artists joining the lineup for ARISE 2022.

ARISE Producer Luke Comer said, “For a while now we’ve been telling people we’re doing something new and exciting at The Cradle, now we’re going to show them.”

ARISE and Colorado performers Maddy O’Neal and Spectacle will spark the celebration. Headliner Maddy O’Neal has caught the eyes and ears of music fans the world over with her tasteful versatility and mixing style. With a constantly evolving sound and an invented “signature”, it has carved out a place for itself in the highly diverse electronic genre: soulful melodic overtones, powerful bass lines and mind-blowing hip-hop grooves.

Supporting Maddy O’Neal is a fellow Collaborator and Producer-duo Show. The duo’s unique instrumentation brings a multidimensional sound that is typically not heard on the electronic music scene. Breaking the mold of traditional EDM by incorporating jazz, funk, classical, Afro-Cuban rhythms and live instrumentation, Spectacle is known to create a very stimulating live experience.

Participants will have the chance to win two (2) VIP passes to the festival from May 27 to 30, 2022. All party ticket holders will also receive complimentary drinks during the event.

Doors open at 7:30 pm The ARISE 2022 premiere begins at 9:00 pm Music begins at 9:30 pm Tickets for the official launch party are $ 35. Tickets include the Open Bar. Tickets are now on sale at https://www.knewconscient.com/shows/arise-launch-party.

As a non-profit 501 (c) (7) social club around the arts, membership is required to attend all Knew Conscious events.

For more information on artist announcements and presales for the ARISE Music Festival May 27-30, 2022, visit www.arisefestival.com.

Independently owned and operated from its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, Arise Music Festival creates spectacular, moving and meaningful experiences for our attendees through music, art and other modalities. We offer several genres of music – jam, edm, rock, bluegrass, funk and reggae – and art, dance, yoga, theater, workshops and speakers. Arise strives to inspire all of our participants to take care of themselves, their community and their world.

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