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Tribute to Fela Kuti – festival special 2018

10 Tribute to Fela KutiNigeria, early 1970s: the country experienced a real oil boom; the military juntas succeed one another and the elite along with the multinationals share out the oil wealth while the miserable slums abound. In this atmosphere where the arbitrary judgements become the law, a charismatic musician, a rebel leader emerged: Fela Anikulapo Kuti. In order to deliver his messages of justice and equality, he created an unusual combination of Afro-American funk jazz, of ju-ju music, high-life, Yoruba traditions and Nigerian vodunAfrobeat was born. The modernity of its fusion of ancestral drums and electric soul continue to haunt the collective unconsciousness of Africa. The metrics of Afrobeat mix with electro, pop or hip-hop, borrowing words from all the languages of the globe. Today, the American jazz drummer Sangoma Everett, fascinated by the aura, the integrity and creativity of Fela, decided to take a new look at the message and the music of Black President.

Line up:
Sangoma Everett - drums & bandleader; Sahr Ngaujah - voc; Bastien Brison – piano; Aurélien Joly – trumpet;  Cyrille Mathieu – trombone; Mamadou Ba - bass - New York;  Ganesh Geymeier – saxophone; Dele Sosimi – keyboads; Felix Manuaku – guitar; Karim Addadi – guitar; Edmundo Carneiro – percussion; Philippe Maniez - arranger & conductor; 3 voc, female Dancers; Pierre Olivier - sound engineer

Vincent Herring & The Story of Jazz Orchestra
Jazz – The Story 
- 100 years of Jazz recording

2017 / 2018 we will come to Europe with an exciting, phantastic project, nobody did that before. We will give the audience the chance of a lifetime, absolutely beautiful show, where you can feel with your heart and hear the history of jazzmusic from the start when the African slaves’ drumming and work songs that led to the Blues – the basic of all Jazz.

slideshow jazz1Jazz – The Story will be a 90-minute multimedia performance of live music, narration, and historic images. A 10-piece ensemble consisting of some of the top jazz musicians on the scene today will perform musical examples of each style. Great international starmusicians are performing this show, the line up is confirmed.The band is guiding you through the history of jazz from Blues to Ragtime to Swing to Bebop to Cool. The 1950s and 60s were a particularly fertile time for jazz, with many genres emerging. There was  Louis Armstrong, the most influential figures in Jazz, the Hard Bop of Miles Davis and Art Blakey; the Modal Jazz of Miles and John Coltrane; Soul Jazz, with many Hard Bop musicians adopting this style; and the Bossa Nova craze. Latin Jazz and Free or Avant-Garde Jazz, pioneered by Ornette Coleman, also developed during this period. After delving into these earlier jazz movements, the program moves on to Fusion and Post-Bop, and finally, reflects on the many different styles of jazz being played today. The band is going with you through a long travel, giving you also the opportunity to understand the history of this amazing music which has doing many steps. 1917 was  recorded in New York the first album with a band from New Orleans, over 100 years we have the music covered. 

Vincent Herring (alto, soprano, flute, clarinet, bandleader)
Jon Faddis (trumpet)  
Jeremy Pelt (trumpet)
Eric Alexander (tenor)
James Carter (tenor / baritone/ flute/ clarinet)
Steve Turre (trombone/ shells)
Mike LeDonne (piano / keyboards)
Kenny Davis (bass/ electric)
Carl Allen (drums)
Nicolas Bearde (voice/ narrations)

Romero Trio / Quartet      

Romero, guit, voc, cajon;  Dudu Penz, e-bass;  Rodrigo Rodriguez, per, in Quartet with Kestutis Vaiginis sax and flute

2 RomeroThe success of the International world-latin music sensation and Grammy Winner Romero is enorme. Romero has done several tours with Al Di Meola and Paco di Lucia, the famous guitar Trio. Grammy Winner  and 3 times Grammy nominated. New CD is just out.

Spiced with the exotic traditions that infuse flamenco-gypsy, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean folk interwoven with textures of classical, jazz, and latin rhythms, composer and guitarist Hernan Romero's music is both sophisticated and accessible. It is sensuous, passionate, romantic and inescapably infectious.

Romero Trio strings and Air   new CD available

Romero guit, voc;  Kestutis Vaiginis  sax and flute;  Carmen Estevez cajón and voc, additional string quartet      
Romero solo:

Barbara Dennerlein Blues and Latin Jazz Project

3 Barbara DennerleinJazz Organ like you've never heard it! Dennerlein's new   project featuring the world-renowned guitarist and Grammy Winner Romero from New York (Al di Meola, Paco de Lucia, John McLaughlin) and the fabulous percussionist and drummer Rodrigo Rodriguez (Carlos Santana, George Benson, Eddie Palmieri ) from Columbia, swings, moans, rocks, and rolls through blues, latin and the various sub-genres of jazz music

Think about possible shows like for example:    

60 min. Barbara Dennerlein – Pius Baschnagel, drums 

45 min. ROMERO solo, guitar, cajon, vocal or Duo with Rodrigo Rodriguez

60 min. all 3 or 4 musicians together

Franco Ambrosetti All Stars   new CD is available,

4 Franco AmbrosettiFranco Ambrosetti, tp; Gianluca Ambrosetti, ss; ;  Dado Moroni, p;  Riccardo Fioravanti, bass; Stefano Bagnoli, dm

After the rain is the title of the last CD when the intention to honour the deep influence that the genius of John Coltrane has had on most of the musicians in Franco’s generation. His infinite search for new ways of expression, this music has a name: Coltrane Mood. Franco is also available in Duo or 5tet             

Sangoma Everett Trio & special guest Enrico Rava and Grégoire Maret

5 Sangoma EverettDrummer Sangoma Everett recorded his new Trio with Bastien Brison Brison - piano & Christophe Lincontang - bass , new Trio-CD got great press critics. Sangoma has decided to show case his new Trio with 2 amazing guest: Enrico Rava & Gregoire Maret, harmonica

"This hugely popular trumpet player almost single-handedly brought Italian jazz to international attention. He began playing Dixieland trombone in Turin, but after hearing Miles Davis , switched instruments and embraced the modern style. Other key meetings were with Gato Barber , with whom he recorded movie soundtracks in 1962, and Chet Baker

Gregoire Maret is one of the most sought after harmonica players in the world: often compared to legends Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder, he has been asked to play with an incredible number of famous musicians including Youssn’Dour, Me' Shell Ndegeocello, Pete Seeger, David Sanborn, George Benson, Cassandra Wilson, to name a few. Grégoire toured with the Pat Metheny Group Pat , receiving a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for their album The Way Up . He also won the Jazz Journalists Association ‘Player of the Year Award’.

Enrico Rava 4tet, Wild Dance

Enrico Rava, tp , flgh;  Francesco Dioti, guit;  Gabriele Evangelista, bass;  Enrico Morello, dm

Enrico Rava, tireless as usual, is leading a new quartet calling by his side three very young talents and giving life to the RAVA NEW 4ET” project, ECM record

only Booking for Scandinavia and East of Europe

Miroslav Vitous, solo,  Duo, Trio or 5tet, Remember Wheater Report

7 Miroslav VitousA lot of improvisation from this well known friends. Can be Duo or Trio with Emil Viklicky, p; Trio with Jiri Stivin, fl.

Quintet with Gary Campbell, sax;  Robert Bonisolo, as;  Aydin Esen, keyboard; Roberto Gatto, dm (improvisation on remember Weather Report, ECM record) 



Emil Viklicky Trio

Emil Viklicky, piano;  Peter Dvorsky, bass; Jiri Stivin Jr., drums        

An emotional depth rooted in Moravian folk music has led Emil to be called "the Janacek of Jazz". Dynamic and textural subtlety lie at the heart of Emil Viklicky´s greatness. /Chris Parker - The Times, London. Trio is affectingly lyrical when addressing their speciality material, Moravian folk songs. /Euan Dixon, Cheltenham. Emil Viklicky Trio has the same collective energy of Esbjorn Svensson trio, though without the electronics and rock input.  /John Fordham, The Guardian, London/

Chico Freeman/Heiri Känzig Duo

Chico Freeman, saxophone, Heiri Känzig, bassThe new CD “The Arrival”is available.

Chico Freeman Trio Exotica

6 Chico FreemanChico Freeman, saxophones & bass clarinet; Stephan Braun or Ernst Reijseger, cello; Reto Weber, exotic percussion. 

Chico Freeman new USA Quartet

Chico Freeman, tenor, ss: Luke Carlos O.Reilly, piano; Kenny Davis, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums

Heralded ​as one of the most important saxophonists of our time, Chico Freeman has perfected an immediately recognizable approach to music and composition, blending what he has experienced from his past and providing fluidity into a future of infinite musical possibilities.

Reto Weber’s Squeezeband  

Reto Weber – perc, bandleader ;  Nino G – human beatbox,  Chico Freeman – ts, ss; or Jasper van’t Hof - piano;  Dany Martinez – guitar, Michel Alibo – bass, Squeezeband is immersing in a new Musical World with multicolored stiles, is bringing Jazz, Rock and worldmusic to travel with, to dream, to listen and just have great fun with this spezial line up from Jazz to Hip Hop and back  with Nino G, the best beatboxer from Europe, Chico Freeman


8 SakeshoAndy NARELL (Steel Pan), Mario CANONGE (p), Michel ALIBO (b), Jean-Philippe FANFANT (dms)

With its roots deep in the Caribbean and with the heart of a classic jazz quartet, Sakésho brings sophistication, spontaneity, and soulful energy to the stage - four musicians who have come together as one voice. All four members compose for the group.  Mario Canonge, Michel Alibo, and Jean Philippe Fanfant are masters of the traditional music of Martinique and Guadeloupe, add to that the spice of Andy Narell’s steel pans, and you have a unique blend of jazz and groove.   Like their name says – ‘It’s gonna be hot!’   

Sakésho recorded two albums for Heads Up International – the self titled ‘Sakésho – It’s Gonna Be Hot,’ and ‘We Want You to Say,’ and has played concerts and festivals throughout the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean.

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