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16 November 2017

Bireli Lagrène


“Lagrène has gone way beyond the precocious virtuosity he displayed as a teenager three decades ago. Hearing him is like watching an expert juggler throw more china in the air, not worrying about the occasional drop, while the audience gasps and grins with pleasure.” The Guardian


Since a 1993 Minnesota Music Award nomination as Best Female Jazz Vocalist, Charmin Michelle has staked an undeniable claim to prominence. Specializing in classic fare—memorable songs such as “Them There Eyes” and “My Heart Belongs To Daddy”—and applying her signature style, it isn’t hard to see how she’s come to be in ever-increasing demand here and abroad. The indefatigable Charmin Michelle has toured all over Europe and the Middle Est. Whatever the lady’s doing, she is doing it right. She spoke with to Jazzonline prior to her performance at Half Note jazz Club in Athens on November 24.

01 November 2017

Martha High Interview


For something like 32 years Martha High was a key part of James Brown's soul revue. Martha worked with the Godfather longer than any other of his maybe more well-known side's people. Martha High,The soul diva and James Brown's muse talks to Jazzonline.

01 November 2017

Dee Dee Bridgewater


Dee Dee Bridgewater( a three-time Grammy Award-winning) is a fantastic live performer. One of today’s leading female jazz vocals stars. She has worked with all the greats instrumentalists, such as Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon among others. “Dee Dee Bridgewater has a technique and musicality that bests most performers of her generation.” (The Guardian) and her understanding of the great American song book makes pretenders pale in comparison.


Jazzonline Interviews  some of the best jazz musicians of the international jazz scene visiting Greece: Kenny Barron, Peter Bernstein, Terence Blanchard,Terri Lyne Carrington, Jack Dejohnette, Sonny Fortune,Sara Gazarek,Jonathan Kreisberg,Ibrahim Maalouf,Jason Marsalis,Nicholas Payton,Danilo Perez, Madeleine Peyroux,Joshua Redman, Omar Sosa and many others.


Seminar JAZZ & IMPROVISATION with Dimitris Vassilakis on October 6 & 7 , 2017 - Arachovis 39 Athens - tel: 2103821396 - participation 40 euros -




Pianist Dimitris Sevidalis will guide us with the Afro Cuban Piano Masterclass to the heart of Cuban culture with the wonderful rhythms of the African tradition. THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER 2017 AT 19:00 PHILIPPOS NAKAS CONCERT HALL IPPOKRATOUS 41, ATHENS FREE ENTRANCE

 


"If you're going to play music, play music because you are driven, because you have to, because you love it!  Excellence is its own reward" Wallace Roney.


 Saxophone & Improvisation seminar with Dimitris Tsakas - MONDAY 2 OCTOBER 2017 AT 19:00 PHILIPPOS NAKAS CONCERT HALL IPPOKRATOUS 41, ATHENS
FREE ENTRANCE

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