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  • Aldo Romano

    Born January 16, 1941 in Belluno, in the north of Italy, Aldo Romano is a jazz drummer. He moved to Paris at the end of the 1950s. If he played guitar first, he learned the drums in 1961 by listening to Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins, Elvin Jones, SunnyMuray ... His career as a drummer began in 1963 when he starts working with Don Cherry. His first album as a leader came out in 1978. From there, he makes several collaborations with musicians, including Bud Powell, Michel Petrucciani, Jackie (...)

  • Baptiste Trotignon

    "Because “hitting” a percussive instrument is the primitive and driving force of sound, a fundamental element of so many music forms, an organic element and life source. It’s the core of most Afro-American music and all of those which resulted. And because my love for melody, which has always given me the desire to make the piano sing and to use it as a cantabile instrument, has never completely distanced me from the enjoyment of hitting which is totally instinctive and terrestrial.
    When (...)

  • Baptiste Trotignon

    “This is a special opportunity to express my grandmother’s Haitian heritage with people who speak the same language.” —Yosvany Terry
    With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions that emerged from the African Diaspora in the United States and (...)

  • Bill Laurance

    Bill Laurance will be heading to Europe in march with a concert at the New Morning (March 19th) Tickets —> here
    From Snarky Puppy to Solo Star…. Bill Laurance is a British pianist and composer. A world-renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer dubbed a “jazz maestro” by The Guardian, Bill has released four albums to date as a leader and has traveled across the globe and through a myriad of award-winning musical projects including his quartet, project, duo and as a solo pianist. (...)

  • Cécile McLorin Salvant

    GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she’s taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records. More information on the release, which will be available September 29th, is forthcoming.
    McLorin Salvant first made waves in the jazz world when, at the urging of her mother, she entered the most prestigious jazz vocal competition in the world. Having nearly missed the (...)

  • Christian Scott

    Two-time Edison award winning, Grammy® nominated trumpeter, composer, producer, designer of innovative instruments and interactive media Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is set to release three albums to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the very first Jazz recordings of 1917.
    Collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy , the series is at its core a sobering re-evaluation of the social political realities of the world through sound. It speaks to a litany of issues that continue to plague (...)

  • Dave Holland

    The remarkable rate at which Holland leads or collaborates his way into fresh and exciting projects proves he has no plans to diminish the range nor frequency of his creative drive. His band lineups reveal that his ear is still to the ground, listening for and recognizing fresh and deserving talent, and that many are the musicians who are happy to perform or record with him. As Holland prepares to celebrate his 70th year, he is currently playing with a new group, the Aziza quartet, (...)

  • Dhafer Youssef

    Dhafer Youssef is a Tunisian Oud player, vocalist and composer born in November 19th, 1967 in Teboulba. The son of a modest family from this Tunisian Center-Eastern fishing village, he comes from a long line of muezzins. Mastering vocal performances is to him a heritage and a family tradition.
    Following the outstanding success of his last album Birds Requiem, with over 50,000 copies sold worldwide, The great Oud master and consummate vocalist Dhafer Youssef returns to present on the stage (...)

  • Dianne Reeves

    Dianne Reevesis the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings—a Grammy first in any vocal category. Featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award nominated “Good Night, and Good Luck,” Reeves won her fourth of five Best Jazz Vocal Grammys for film’s soundtrack.
    Reeves has recorded and performed (...)

  • Eric Harland

    Eric Du’Sean Harland, composer and drummer, is a 36 year old native of Houston, Texas who currently resides on the east coast. He began his professional career in 1993 playing locally as he finished high school at The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
    Eric won first chair in 1992-93 with the Regional and All State Jazz Band. He received a special Citation for Outstanding Musicianship in 1994 from the International Association of Jazz Educators. During a workshop in (...)

  • Eric Legnini

    Eric Legnini was born in Belgium, on February 20th, 1970. He passed a childhood immersed in Bach and Puccini. In the beginning of the 1980s, the discovery of an Erroll Garner album revealed an entirely new musical horizon, especially when it came to keyboards. With his exceptional ear for music, he tinkered with these strange harmonies seized on the fly and quickly fell under the spell of jazz—Eric had found his means of expression.
    He first made his mark in the mid-1990s as the young, (...)

  • Erik Truffaz

    New line-up, new energy, new sound ; after 3 years of musical silence, the new Erik Truffaz Quartet is back! Marc Erbetta, the bands first and foremost drummer, left his seat to fresh and young blood embodied by Arthur Hnatek, a young musician who lived in New York and plays with groundbreaking artists like Tigran Hamasyan.
    New inspiration and influences color the new album, taken from a rich and scenic collaboration with the South African dans company VUYANI. Still standing at (...)

  • Flavio Boltro

    Flavio Boltro : trumpet
    André Ceccarelli : drums
    Darryl Hall : double bass
    Rosario Giuliani : saxophone
    Pietro Lussu : piano
    Feat. Alex Ligertwood
    Flavio Boltro’s new album (released in April 2012 Bonsaï) «Joyful» gathers some of the most talented and famous Jazz musicians, like the great italian saxophonist Rosario Giuliani, who managed to make himself essential on the world Jazz music scene, as a sideman for many of the greatest bands, as well as with his own projects. Flavio and (...)

  • Frank Woeste

    Born into a musical family in Germany in 1976,Frank Woeste has the chance to play many instruments at a very young age. Before being 10 years old he has tried the drums, the clarinette , the flute or the accordion but he stays with the piano . Soon Frank starts giving concerts, performing with his sister and brother playing classical music as well as jazz. While studying classical piano at the Bremen Conservatory he often plays at night at a local jazzclub. For him there is no separation (...)

  • GoGo Penguin

    Manchester-based leftfield piano trio GoGo Penguin are pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Their music has been described as acoustic-electronica but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalism, game soundtracks and glitchy-electronica to create their unique music. It’s music for the heart, head and feet and saw their album v2.0 (Gondwana records) named a Mercury Prize album of the year 2014 alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle. (...)

  • Jason Moran

    An ambitiously creative musician who frequently collaborates with artists in film and dance, pianist Jason Moran is jazz’s wild card, a probing conceptualist who transforms everything he touches into a bracingly contemporary statement. His music combines jagged, kinetic expressionism and unabashed romanticism, bristling with ideas lifted from some of the less explored corners of the jazz piano pantheon. Winner of numerous awards and honors, (...)

  • José James

    José James had a very specific vision for his seventh album: "It’s the end of my jazz career. Completely." Perhaps some clarification is in order. The New York singer and songwriter, who in 2015 dropped a full-album tribute to Billie Holiday (Yesterday I Had the Blues), is here reborn as a powerful voice in contemporary R&B. While this is a man who’s never been defined or confined by a genre, Love in a Time of Madness is something new: a focused foray into moody soul, electronic pop, and (...)

  • Keystone Big Band

    The Amazing Keystone Big-Band
    Hardly more than three years of existence, and the bubbling Amazing Keystone Big-Band already possesses the spirit and the soul of the most talented big band of the swing era, and the impertinent virtuosity and creativity of contemporary jazz.
    Directed by Bastien Ballaz, Frédéric Nardin, Jon Boutellier and David Enhco, the 18 fellows of this wild jazz machine aren’t just reproducing the music of the masters, Count Basie, Duke (...)

  • Manu Katché

    Manu Katché’s previous quartet recording at the New Morning in 2014 was noticeable for the absence of a bassist. And the surprise here is that for his new album Unstatic the drummer-star has gone into the studio with a new group, enhanced by the addition of double bass player Ellen Andrea Wang. The new opus, an immensely enjoyable affair, reveals a suite of soundscapes whose colours form a soft blend: no disturbing fits and starts here, even if the sonic scenery often has a very (...)

  • Michel Portal

    His audience is ever-present and critics have been using superlatives to qualify his work for years; younger musicians refer to him as a leader in jazz that is both accessible and demanding, and his peers readily admit to being impressed by his bulimic taste for adventure... Yet Michel Portal is no leading light in the way others are: risk comes as second nature to him, and he stubbornly refuses the "senator of jazz" status he could have claimed ages ago.
    As an accomplished (...)

  • Myles Sanko

    Dubbed as the lovechild of soul music, Myles Sanko began his music career by singing and rapping alongside disc jockeys in nightclubs. He has fronted popular bands such as Bijoumiyo, plus working with funk kings Speedometer.
    "For me, music is the key to communication between people. When I write, play and sing music, I do not plan it to be labelled ‘soul’ or ‘jazz’ – it just comes naturally as it is" Myles Sanko explains. With his true, emotional and straightforward style, he is able to connect (...)

  • Nouvelle traduction : Samy Thiebault

    “« This is a crossing. Not buckled down in the hold of the ship, but up careening on its decks. And yet, it all starts with calm. As if to tame the winds on the open sea. The notes of the expanse. So far, so close. It’s the magic of the Cuban Santería, the Brazilian Candomblé, and the Haitian and Beninese Vodûn. It’s about intertwining what is from here and what is from there. These Caribbean stories are also stories born of History in great upheaval. It appears that Samy Thiébault has grasped (...)

  • Rebecca Martin

    Larry Grenadier - bass Dan Rieser - drums Pete Rende - piano and keyboards
    « Rebecca Martin, with a voice as intelligent as Joni Mitchell though different in timbre….her firmness of a woman sure of her music….our enthusiasm for renewing the musical tradition is at its height here. » - Michel Contat, Telerama
    New York City Singer/Songwriter and Jazz vocalist Rebecca Martin’s new album « Twain » features a dozen new original compositions and one classic interpretation, all performed in (...)

  • Richard Bona

    Mandekan Cubano Mandekan Cubano picks up where Buena Vista Social Club left off. International world music sensation and Grammy winner Richard Bona forges the next evolution of Cuban dance music popularized by Buena Vista Social Club, Irakere and Los Van Van. Inspired by the shared heritage, rich folkloric and traditional music of West Africa and Cuba, Richard speaks the universal language of music and envisions bringing all people together through song.
    Cuban music has it’s principle (...)

  • Robert Glasper

    After dominating the jazz charts, winning a couple R&B Grammys, and recording with everyone from Erykah Badu to Norah Jones to Snoop Dogg, what’s next for a band like the Robert Glasper Experiment? When the group’s leader scores a Miles Davis film, plays keys all over albums from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly to Anderson Paak’s Malibu to Maxwell’s blackSUMMERS’night, and is currently collaborating on forthcoming albums from Herbie Hancock, Common, and Mac Miller, what can you do to (...)

  • Sarah McKenzie

    After enchanting jazz fans with her 2015 Impulse! Records debut, We Could Be Lovers , Sarah McKenzie returns with the sensational follow-up, Paris in the Rain . Like before, the 28-year-old, Melbourne, Australia-born singer, pianist, composer and arranger teams with the acclaimed Brian Bacchus – who has produced classics for such stars as Norah Jones, Lizz Wright, and Gregory Porter – to deliver a gripping program of jazz classics and originals – all of which present (...)

  • Snarky Puppy

    Formed in 2004 by bassist Michael League, Snarky Puppy has grown tremendously from a secret of a bunch of kids at the University of North Texas into the powerhouses they are today. Although still “underground” in many respects, the band has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, Guardian, and Boston Herald. Members of Snarky Puppy have played with many big names in jazz and popular music, including Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Chaka Khan, Morcheeba, Kirk Franklin, (...)

  • Stacey Kent

    Line-up: Stacey Kent, vocals; Jim Tomlinson, sax, flute; Graham Harvey, piano, fender; Jeremy Brown, bass; Josh Morrison, drums.
    Acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Stacey returns to Ronnie Scott’s Club to present her best-loved songs alongside selections from her forthcoming album, Tenderly (Sony), due for release in November 2015. Tenderly, an intimate collection of standards, sees (...)

  • Stefano Di Battista

    Woman’s Land – a joint project between Stefano Di Battista and Italian journalist Gino Castaldo (La Repubblica) – is a celebration of the Feminine, a tribute to the multifaceted and fascinating beings that are women, those endlessly inspiring and mesmerizing muses. 

To celebrate and provide a musical illustration for the mosaic that women embody, the saxophonist decided to look back at the past millennium and highlight some of the outstanding feminine figures it produced.
    These (...)

  • Térez Montcalm

    It’s never an accident when a singer records an album in tribute to another singer. It never goes, either, without its share of doubts. If Térez Montcalm launched herself into Here’s To You – Songs For Shirley Horn, it is obviously because Horn is, as she says, her “all-time favorite singer”. Undoubtedly, too, “it’s not so easy paying her homage, as she’s the only one who’s able to do what she does”. Indeed, Shirley Horn holds a peculiar place in the pantheon of jazz singers. (...)

  • The Triplets of Belleville

    This much beloved animated film is screened as composer Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in the live performance of his original score for the film, including his academy award nominated best song. In the spirit of the film, Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville transports audiences to the exciting streets of 1920’s Paris and Le Jazz Hot.
    The Triplets of Belleville ( 2 min )
    "Extraordinary!... A bracing blend of silliness and sophistication! It’s comic, touching and (...)

  • Tom Harrell

    "One of the top trumpeters in jazz for the past two decades and one of the music’s most prolific and gifted composers." Joe Cooper, New York Observer
    Praised by Newsweek for his pure melodic genius, Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and uncompromising jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. Even with a discography of over 260 recordings and a career that spans more than four decades, Harrell has managed to stay fresh and current as he (...)

  • Vincent Peirani

    Vincent Peirani is a jazz musician who is equally at home in world music, or classical music, chanson or pop. Yet what the listener will hear from his new album is that he has transformed the accordion into the baddest of rock’ n’ roll axes. On "Night Walker" the Frenchman shines. His quintet with extensive experience of playing together produces fiery Led Zeppelin covers and has a sound that not only crosses genres but is also completely unique. The accordionist and composer is celebrated (...)

  • Yazz Ahmed

    After the release of her album La Saboteuse (Naïm Records) in May, the young trumpeter, promising talent of British jazz, joined Anteprima.
    A Bahraini-British performer,Yazz Ahmed, is giving a new meaning to nowadays jazz. This trumpet and flugelhorn player has worked with Radiohead and These New Puritans, experiments with electronic effects, and shapes her own musical universe from that legacy. Part of the new wave of artists who are eager to break the old codes of jazz, such as Kamasi (...)

  • Youn Sun Nah

    She Moves On
    Korean singer Youn Sun Nah is one of the most brilliantly successful artists of our time in jazz and the music related to it. In her native country she is a major star. Her love of chanson took her to France, the country where her meteoric rise and her huge success all across Europe took wing. In “ She Moves On ” this chameleonic and delightful artist has reinvented herself once again.
    In South Korea Youn Sun Nah is a national celebrity. She first made her name in a musical, (...)