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Fourplay 25th Anniversary

Fourplay Releases 25 Year Anniversary Album: Silver

Fourplay recently released it’s 25 year anniversary album, Silver: “Longevity among jazz groups is a surprisingly rare commodity. With relatively few exceptions, a run of a few years, at most, is standard; for a collective of jazz musicians to stick together for a decade or more is almost unheard of. That puts Fourplay, who celebrates their 25th anniversary this year, in a league of their own. Since 1990, bassist Nathan East, keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Chuck Loeb (who joined five […]

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Street Music in New Orleans - 6

Street Music in New Orleans

Among many other things I especially enjoyed the variety of street music in New Orleans during my recent trip. There are many bands playing day and night on almost every corner in the French Quarter, offering anything from traditional Blues and New Orleans Jazz to modern interpretations of pop music. The street bands seem to move around, sometimes joining each other and supporting local businesses e.g. by supporting them in fashion shows etc. Second Hand Street Band One band stood […]

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300 Years New Orleans

Impressions from New Orleans

I spent a few days in New Orleans over Christmas in 2015 and explored the Birthplace of Jazz. Even though December seems to be the coolest month of the year, it was extremely sticky and humid at 26°C (78°F). During the time there it was cloudy every day and at some times you couldn’t see more than 50m due to the thick fog hanging over the city. I might have enjoyed the city more with a few sunny days, although it […]

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Elbjazz 2011

The Elbjazz Festival in Hamburg

Today I am going to the 2-day jazz festival in Hamburg, called ELBJAZZ. It is the second jazz festival in Hamburg with 50 concerts on 10 stages. Among many others there are artists like Charlie Haden, Don Grusin, Kurt Elling, Nils Landgren, Nik Bärtsch, Nicola Conte and Paolo Nutini. For more information about the event visit the ELBJAZZ website (German). This year the festival comes with an ELBJAZZ iphone app, which is quite a nice gadget. As anyone needs a mobile […]

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