Tuesday, April 6, 2021

JazzWorldQuest.com-Track submission for The JWQ Showcase 2016


Did you release a Jazz or World Music Album in 2016?

“The JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016” is a digital collection of mp3 tracks from albums released in 2016 by jazz musicians and labels freely available for download on JazzWorldQuest.com
To see the previous editions visit  JWQ Showcase 2013JWQ Showcase 2014 and JWQ Showcase 2015

List of featuring musicians participating so far:
Joseph Patrick Moore,  Florin Raducanu, David Ellington, Robin Menuett Trio, Colin D’Cruz, Bob Thompson Band, Russ Hewitt, Bill Mentz, Kenn Smith, Ted Borodofsky and Southern Jazz, Kajetan Borowski Trio  
If you are an unsigned or independently signed artist and you’d like to be included in “The JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016” please fill up this form

Monday, September 26, 2016

USA, Florida: Jazz Legend Pee Wee Ellis at The Arts Garage

: October 1 at 8 PM: The Arts Garage presents the legendary tenor saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis. Ellis is a well-known American musician who was an essential part of James Brown\'s band in 1960s and its musical director. A student of Sonny Rollins, he is a saxophonist, arranger and composer. Music, particularly jazz, is his passion. In 1965, he started working with James Brown and became a part of some hit projects like “Cold Sweat”, “Mother Popcorn”, “Lickin’ Stick,” and “The Chicken” in a short period of 4 years. Subsequently he worked with artists like George Benson, Hank Crawford, Esther Phillips, and David Liebman. He later worked with Van Morrison’s band as arranger and music director and fully deserves the credit for major hits of that time. His song with James Brown, \"Say It Loud: I\'m Black and I\'m Proud\", is a source of inspiration for all black people, and truly expresses their mind and heart. The song reflects his self-respect and truly reflects the political and social awakening that started during that time that led them to fight for their basic rights.

 Courtesy KCC Productions (305) 332-2623

Arts Garage is located in Delray Beach at 94 NE Second Ave. Tickets are $30, $40, and $45 at artsgarage.org. Table seating; bring your own refreshments.

Video: \"The Chicken\" 


Sunday, September 25, 2016

USA: Sari Kessler Quintet Appearing @ 55 Bar Monday, September 26th 7:00-9:00 PM

Sari Kessler Quintet
Appearing @ 55 Bar

Monday, September 26th
7:00-9:00 PM
55 Christopher Street, NYC

No cover charge, 2 drink minimum

Sari Kessler- vocals
Freddie Bryant- guitar
Sean Smith- bass
Alvester Garnett- drums
Nadje Noorhuis- trumpet & flugelhorn


“Simply beautiful…a vital new voice.”
–Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes

“…a first-rate interpreter and dissector of songs.”
–Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

“…Enjoyably far-reaching in her choice of material...Kessler is an expressive, charming vocalist who does take her share of chances."
-Alex Henderson, New York City Jazz Record

With her debut album Do Right released in 2016, Sari Kessler is fast becoming a singular force in jazz, praised by critics for her recorded material and live performances alike. All About Jazz proclaimed her “a first-rate interpreter, (able) to tap into the marrow of a lyric and bring its essence to the foreground.” JazzTimes named her a “vital new voice,” stating, “Kessler maintains a welcome less-is-more approach that emphasizes the purity of her tone, with its enticing hint of duskiness, and the immaculate quality of her phrasing.”

To say that Sari Kessler has traveled a long way in her shoes is more than a metaphor. The New York-based jazz singer, songwriter, and arranger is also an avid runner, and it was only after finishing her first half-marathon that she knew anything was possible. Trading in her hard earned career as a clinical psychologist to be a full-time musician, Kessler has pursued jazz singing with like-minded persistence, achieving a deeply personal and soulful sound.

A compelling storyteller and tasteful improviser, Sari exudes warmth and a joyful spirit both on and off the stage. She says, “I know my stories and I know myself. Being an effective jazz singer means finding myself in the lyric and investing each word with meaning.” Looking at a list of Kessler’s influences—including Carmen McRae, Nina Simone, and Ray Charles—highlights a tradition of great storytellers, each of whom carved an unbeaten path across the landscape of the Great American Songbook. While Sari’s background in pop and soul gave her the foundation to use her voice as an expressive tool, it was Grammy-nominated singer and educator Kate McGarry who helped her investigate rhythmic and harmonic aspects of the jazz tradition in service of telling the story.

Kessler has shared the stage with the legendary talents of Houston Person, Gene Bertoncini, and Phoebe Snow. She has also recorded or performed with eminent jazzmen Howard Alden, Tootie Heath, Harvie S, John di Martino, and Freddie Bryant, among others. Kessler has appeared in the San Francisco Bay Area and at leading Manhattan venues such as Jazz at Kitano, Minton’s Playhouse, 55 Bar, and Somethin’ Jazz Club. In the Hamptons, she’s been featured at Shelter Island Jazzfest, LI Winterfest, and The Art of Song Parlor Jazz Concert Series. Sari’s wide-ranging resume also includes studio work, providing lead and background vocals for Miramax, public radio, and other corporate marketing ventures.

All of these experiences have nourished her appropriately titled debut, Do Right, an album that celebrates Kessler’s contemporary spirit while acknowledging the greats who inspire her. Preview tracks can be heard on the Music Page of her website.

USA/CUBA: The number one Cuban dance company is touring in 2017-2018! Don't miss your chance to book this show to perform at your venue!

The number one Cuban dance company is touring in 2017-2018! Don't miss your chance to book this show to perform at your venue!

Featuring an 8 piece Cuban band and a 16, all female, dance ensemble that fuses the mystery, passion, rhythm and music of Cuba!
Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (LADC), has become one of the most prestigious companies in the world of the dance and music. Founder, Director and choreographer Lizt Alfonso is renowned for her tenacity, simplicity and fusion of dance styles. The LADC was the first Cuban dance group to perform a run on Broadway in New York City, at the world famous New Victory Theater and has since gone on to entertain audiences throughout the world. They have also performed at the Latin Grammy Awards!  
ALAS is a hymn to human spirituality. Large are the wings of Icarus - flying, growing, yearning to get away and hoping that the wax never melts. But if it can reach a safe harbor where love and kindness reign...
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CANADA, MONTREAL: Concert-lancement de Solawa

Malasartes a le plaisir de vous annoncer le lancement du premier album de Solawa.
Le lundi 3 octobre à 20h à La Vitrola, 4602 St.Laurent, Montréal, Moe Clark, Eveline Grégoire-Rousseau, Ziya Tabassian, Jean Félix Mailloux et Damian Nisenson, allons jouer l’intégralité de ce premier opus pour vous, soyez des nôtres.
Solawa est, depuis notre toute première rencontre, une aventure humaine et artistique extraordinaire.
Le respect que nous avons les uns pour les autres, la délicatesse et l’amour avec lesquelles nous plongeons dans les idées musicales que chacun de nous apporte et que très vite deviennent les nôtres, le soutien que nous nous apportons et qui nous aide à donner toujours un peu plus, à aller toujours un peu plus loin.
Tout ça se trouve dans la musique de Solawa, une certaine légèreté souriante, mais pas toujours, une profondeur qui ne se noie pas dans l’angoisse, un canevas rempli d’influences diverses qui ne font qu’une musique.
Je suis fière de vous présenter, au nom de Malasartes, le premier album de Solawa, je suis fière d’en faire partie, et je tiens à remercier de tout mon cœur mes collègues et amis Moe, Éveline, Jean Félix et Ziya de m'avoir invité faire un bout du chemin ensemble.
J’espère que la route sera longue.
Damian Nisenson
Directeur artistique
Damian Nisenson
directeur artistique
malasartes productions

FINLAND: Iiro Rantala- how long is now?(ACT 2016)

"Avoid the basic concept of the jazz piano trio and make it more groovy, with simple melodies” Iiro RantalaAfter the album “My Working Class Hero,” dedicated to John Lennon and “Tears for Esbjörn,” a homage to the influential Swedish pianist, “How Long Is Now?” puts the spotlight fairly and squarely back on to the Finnish pianist, composer and life-force Iiro Rantala. This new trio album with Peter Erskine (drums) and Lars Danielsson (bass) constitutes a many-faceted summing-up of a happy and resoundingly creative phase of Rantala’s life.Rantala says of the new album: “I think this is one of those ‘composition is the king’ kind of projects. The theme, the writing, the mood of the composition are the most important things.” Seven of the thirteen compositions here are by Rantala himself, three tracks by the other players in the trio...
line up Iiro Rantala / piano
Lars Danielsson / bass
Peter Erskine / drums, percussion

Saturday, September 24, 2016

CANADA/QUEBEC: L'OFF JAZZ est de retour du 6 au 15 octobre 2016


L'OFF Festival de jazz de Montréal : du 6 au 15 octobre 2016

+ de 110 musiciens, 24 concerts, 4 lancements, 6 lieux et 2 classes de maître

Caractérisé par des projets originaux et des collaborations inattendues, L'OFF JAZZ met à l'honneur des artistes chevronnés et de jeunes créateurs de la scène jazz d'ici et concrétise des rencontres avec des invités nationaux et internationaux. Le festival vous invite à la découverte, à l’inattendu, à vivre des moments uniques !

99 $ (régulier)
80 $ (étudiants, 65 ans et + et membres de la Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec)

Détails et autres forfaits disponibles ici.

Le jeudi 6 octobre 2016, 20 h - Lion d'Or

Avec le projet Transatlantic Conversations, la compositrice et pianiste Maggi Olin combine ses forces avec sa compatriote compositrice et saxophoniste Christine Jensen et un ensemble de jazz de 11 musiciens pour une rencontre Suède-Québec sans précédent à Montréal. Le projet met également en vedette la chanteuse suédoise Sofie Norling.
Une ouverture de premier choix pour L’OFF JAZZ 17ème édition !


Pour ses concerts de soirée, présentés à 20 h et 21 h 30, L'OFF JAZZ se promène dans la métropole : Lion d'Or, Upstairs et Sala Rossa.
Au programme :
Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder Duo
Voodoo Jazz Trio
Parc X trio
STILL + Georg Graewe
Nick Fraser Quartet
Thom Gossage Other Voices
The Claudia Quintet
Chasin' The Trane With McLean
Jonathan Lindhorst's Limerence Quartet
Dawn Tyler Watson

Samedi 15 octobre 2016, 20 h - Le Gésù

Ce projet inédit rassemble 20 musiciens et improvisateurs canadiens exceptionnels - 10 de Montréal et 10 de Toronto - pour jouer les nouvelles compositions de Roscoe Mitchell, figure majeure de la musique créative depuis 5 décennies, maître de l’improvisation multi-instrumentale et compositeur d’exception. Ce concert de clôture de la 17e édition de L’OFF JAZZ représente assurément une collaboration significative dans l’histoire de la musique créative au Canada.


L'OFF JAZZ est très heureux de présenter deux classes de maîtres avec des musiciens exceptionels. Entrée libre !

Vendredi 7 octobre 2016, 15 h 30 - Salle Tanna Schulich (Université McGill)

Dimanche 9 octobre 2016, 13 h 00 - Université Concordia
(photo de gauche)


Café Résonance - 5 @ 7 - Entrée libre
Cette série conviviale et propice à la découverte, notamment grâce à son principe de contribution volontaire, vous propose une mise en bouche savoureuse.


Dièse Onze - 22 h 30 - 10 $ à 18 $
Pour les fins de soirée de L’OFF JAZZ, rendez-vous au Dièse Onze.
Les oiseaux de nuits ne seront pas déçus !

                                BON FESTIVAL !

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