11FEB 2017

Top 5 Jazz Festivals in Europe

If you are planning your trip to Europe, do not miss a chance to attend the best European Jazz Festivals. Here is the top 5 list for your consideration.

1. Alfa Jazz Fest, Lviv, Ukraine

Situated close to the Polish border, Lviv is a gorgeous little town with a beautiful architecture and nice people. Alfa Jazz Fest was established in 2011. Today it has three stages and hosts jazz artists from all across the world. This year it will be held from June 23 to 27.

2. Jazz a Vienne, France

Vienne attracts a lot of tourists all year around with its magical beauty, tasty food and good taste in music. French people love jazz! The best proof is a Jazz a Vienne festival that has to be on your must list if you live with the sounds of Jazz. The dates for the 2017 festival are 29 June-13 July.

3. A Love Supreme, Sussex

Sussex famous for its English Channel seaside resorts is also the place where you can dance and party enjoying the lively jazz rhythms. A Love Supreme, named after a studio album of American jazz saxophonist and bandleader John Coltrane, celebrates the best music from across the jazz, soul, and R&B. The festival will be held from June 30 to July 2.

4. Montreux jazz festival, Switzerland

Montreux Jazz Festival takes places each summer in Switzerland, allowing its attendants to enjoy the shores of Lake Geneva. It is a large jazz festival that offers a lot of space both to its artists and public. This year it will be held from 30 June to 15 July.

5. Umbria jazz festival, Perugia, Italy

Visiting Italy will leave you with wonderful memories of its arched stairways and cobbled alleys. Tuscanyforyou is one more reason to come here and spend a good time. In Perugia, you can hear the sounds of music around every medieval corner. The Umbria jazz festival cannot be missed if you are planning to stay in Italy from July 7 to July 16.

22OCT 2017
Albany Jazz Festival

Albany Jazz Festival

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22MAR 2017
Most Popular Jazz Songs of All Time

Most Popular Jazz Songs of All Time

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07AUG 2017
Houston Jazz radio station

Houston Jazz radio station

KTSU 90.9 FM is Houston’s only jazz radio station and serves as a catalyst for focusing on the varying issues and trends that impact America’s most original art form. As a part of that initiative and to highlight those individuals from the City of Houston who have made major contributions to jazz, the…

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28SEP 2016
BREATHE, All That Jazz

BREATHE, All That Jazz

The U.K. quartet Breathe was the most popular of several late- 80s British acts like Waterfront and Johnny Hates Jazz, which combined lush easy listening pop with a light George Michael-style touch of R&B. Breathe was just as derivative as its counterparts, but vocalist David Glasper was gifted…

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25JAN 2017
Jazz Dance for beginners

Jazz Dance for beginners

This class is a combination of both contemporary and traditional jazz styles. The instructor combines elements borrowed from all technical styles, still deeply rooted in the technique of traditional jazz dance. Dancers will build a strong technique that focuses on strength, flexibility and musicality…
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04MAY 2016
Best Jazz trombone players

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List Criteria: Living trombonists only When it comes to brass instruments, the trombone is one of the trickiest to master. These best trombone players in the world include some pioneers and icons of the instrument. Who is the best living trombone player in the world? The talented musicians on this list…

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12NOV 2016
Fender Active Jazz Bass

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27APR 2017
Seattle Jazz radio

Seattle Jazz radio

You could almost hear the collective gasp when Sandusky Broadcasting announced abruptly at the end of 2010 that, after 19 years, New Adult Contemporary/Smooth Jazz KWJZ-FM was changing name and format to Click (KLCK-FM) 88.9, a Modern AC/Alt-Gold format. While other jazz programming exists on other stations…
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11JAN 2017
Jazz Dance lesson plans

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Part One of this series is about developing curriculum for both short and long courses of study. It includes some valuable information for the planning of lessons. You may want to read it first. Lesson Planning A Note About My Process Some folks like to teach on the fly. I tend to be a planner. I feel most comfortable in front of a class when I’ve thought through what I’m going…

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New Orleans Jazz History

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By: Ian McNulty Top to bottom: Buddy Bolden; Sidney Bechet; Bunk Johnson New Orleans has always been different, complex and intriguing, so it’s fitting that jazz, the musical style the city created and gave to the world, should follow the same tune. Jazz is a byproduct of the unique cultural environment found in New Orleans at the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with the…

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15JAN 2017
Best Jazz singers

Best Jazz singers

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24JUN 2017
North Shore Jazz Festival

North Shore Jazz Festival

Showcasing some of the finest young jazz musicians and guest performers—be a part of this fun day, whether you are participating as a performer or just coming to enjoy the great music. Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois Jazz Fest Hours: 7:50 am to 8:00 pm Concert by Frank Catalano and the Frank Catalano Quartet Lunchtime concert and clinic by Ingrid Jensen and…

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25JUL 2016
Phoenix Jazz Festival

Phoenix Jazz Festival

EXPAND Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, one of the numerous R&B artists who were scheduled to perform at the now-cancelled Arizona Jazz Festival this weekend. Def Jam The music of world-renowned R&B, soul, and jazz artists was supposed to fill the air at Rawhide in Chandler this weekend, courtesy of Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Keith Sweat, Erykah Badu, and other superstars…

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15JUL 2016
Hot Club Jazz

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17APR 2017
Best Jazz fusion albums

Best Jazz fusion albums

The word Fusion has been so liberally used since the late 60s that it s become almost meaningless. Fusion s original definition was best: a mixture of jazz improvisation with the power and rhythms of rock. Up until around 1967, the worlds of jazz and rock were nearly completely separate. But as rock became more creative and its musicianship improved, and as some in the jazz…

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04SEP 2015
All that Jazz trailer

All that Jazz trailer

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31JUL 2016
Dave Koz Smooth Jazz

Dave Koz Smooth Jazz

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02SEP 2017
Best Jazz Vinyl

Best Jazz Vinyl

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23MAY 2017
Birdland Jazz Club New York

Birdland Jazz Club New York

Ever since most of Chicago’s top musicians moved to New York in the mid-to-late 1920s, New York City has been the Jazz Mecca. Nearly every major jazz style of the past seventy years has been initiated in the Big Apple. It was Charlie Parker, familiarly known to his fans and fellow musicians as “Bird, ” a contraction of Yardbird, his formal nickname, who was the dynamic creative…

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22SEP 2016
Smooth Jazz radio

Smooth Jazz radio

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