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CALL FOR ARTISTS for instrumentalists and vocalists - Application deadline: 10 February 2016

From the moment of its birth in 1973, Umbria Jazz was clearly different from the other Italian jazz festivals.

‘Jazz Moment”   Andreas Zacharatos photo exhibition from  December 5 to 27, 2015 at the Athens House of Photography - Zirini 23 Kifisiá - 698 107 6602

This year’s 12th Edition of The Penang Island Jazz Festival will be held from the December 3 to 6 2015 with an exciting programme of musical activities! The Penang Island Jazz Festival is held in the grounds of the Bayview Beach Resort, right by the beach. With rolling, tree-covered hills as a backdrop to the main stage and grounds studded with centuries-old tress, the setting is idyllic.

From November 23th to December 6th 2015, the 10th edition of the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival will take place in the Monte-Carlo Opera’s Salle Garnier.
2015 will see the 10th edition of the Monte Carlo Jazz Festival at the Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo.

Omar Sosa AfroCubano Quarteto

Jazz Christmas albums capture the essence of the holiday spirit.Some of the biggest bands and artists of the genre have released holiday songs allowing for the popularity of jazz songs, which are among the most requested during the holiday season. The albums and songs featured on this list are some of the most popular Christmas songs of all time and some of the greatest jingles in the history of music. Bands like Dave Brubeck, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald released music that captured the holiday spirit. Not to be outdone, Wynton Marsalis or Diana Krall. No matter what style or type of Christmas song you enjoy, you're likely to find an album on this list that will fit whatever music you enjoy.


'One of the best jazz festivals in the world' (The Guardian) - The EFG London Jazz Festival, produced by Serious, is the capital's biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November. The Festival has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world.


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