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… GRACE KELLY

… GRACE KELLY

At 24, but already 10 years into her career, saxophonist, vocalist, composer, and New York Local 802 member Grace Kelly is moving past the label “prodigy” and defining her voice as a jazz musician.

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Posted by on August 16, 2017 in blues, jazz

 

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The French Riviera – Nice Jazz, is Linedup 

The French Riviera – Nice Jazz, is Linedup 

Featured image: Pierre Marcus Quartet 
The French Riviera’s Nice Jazz Festival is known for its unmissable events.  However,  the 2017 Nice Jazz Festival has moved from the Cimiez arenas to the centre of the city. It has also opened up to a variety of musical trends. The festival has two different atmospheres, with bands performing on two stages at once, and a total of six stages every night for five days. Over 30,000 people come to enjoy its quality line-up.


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The Nice Jazz Festival, held annually since 1948 in Nice, on the French Riviera, is “the first jazz festival of international significance.”[1] 

The 2016 Festival, scheduled to begin on 16 July, was cancelled in the wake of the truck attack on 14 July 2016.[9]

What Nice jazz follower could forget  the inaugural festival whereby Louis Armstrong and his All Stars were the headliners. It was during this first edition that Suzy Delair sang C’est si bon for the first time, to a cabaret where Louis Armstrong ended his evening.[2][3] Frommer’s calls it “the biggest, flashiest, and most prestigious jazz festival in Europe.”[4]

Over the years, many artists, such as Lionel HamptonDizzy GillespieRay CharlesElla Fitzgerald,[5] Helen Humes,[6] Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis,[7] regularly appeared at the festival. After 1994, it saw a change of emphasis, with more world music and pop. But the festival’s newest organizer, Vivian Sicnasi, has reinstated an eclectic mix of traditional and modern sounds with an international line-up; it remains “one of the Riviera‘s biggest annual events.”[8]

Set in the vast Jardins de Cimiez (which contains a Roman amphitheatre), the event features several separate stages where groups perform simultaneously each evening, for eight days in July.[4]

In 2011, following years of falling attendance, the festival was moved from Cimiez to the more centrally located Place Masséna. It was reported that about 30,000 spectators attended the five-day festival in 2011. The 2012 festival took place from July 8–12 and performers included Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee BridgewaterErykah Badu, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Gregory Porter and the Jimi Brown Experience.

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Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 8:00 PM


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DE LA SOUL LIVE BAND

Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0717 - C - MASSENA - Herbie Hancock -



HERBIE HANCOCK

Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0717 - A - TDV - Becca Stevens -



BECCA STEVENS BAND

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0717 - B - TDV - Woman To Woman



WOMAN TO WOMAN

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0717 - C - TDV - Roberto Fonseca



ROBERTO FONSECA “ABUC”

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0718 - A - MASSENA - Con Brio -



CON BRIO

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0718 - B - MASSENA - Laura Mvula -



LAURA MVULA

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0718 - C - MASSENA -  Ibrahim Maalouf



IBRAHIM MAALOUF “RED & BLACK LIGHT”

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0718 - A - TDV - Samy Thiebault -



SAMY THIÉBAULT ” REBIRTH”

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0718 - B - TDV - Christian McBride New Jawn -



CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE NEW JAWN

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0718 - C - TDV - Youn Sun Nah



YOUN SUN NAH

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0719 - A - MASSENA - Sir The Baptist -



SIR THE BAPTIST

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0719 - B - MASSENA - Chinese Man -



CHINESE MAN ” SHIKANTAZA LIVE”

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017  0719 - C - MASSENA - Mary J. Blige -



MARY J. BLIGE

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0719 - A - TDV - Johnny O'Neal Trio -



THE LEGENDARY JOHNNY O’NEAL TRIO

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0719 - B - TDV - Tony Allen -



TONY ALLEN TRIBUTE TO ART BLAKEY

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0719 - C - TDV - Cory Henry -



CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0720 - MASSENA - Seramic -



SERAMIC

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0720 - C - MASSENA - Deluxe



DELUXE

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0719 - C - MASSENA - IAM -



IAM

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0720 - A - TDV - Daniel Freedman -



DANIEL FREEDMAN

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0720 - B - TDV - Shai Maestro -



SHAI MAESTRO TRIO

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0720 - C - TDV - The Jazz Epistles - © DR(3).jpg



ABDULLAH IBRAHIM & EKAYA & VERY SPECIAL GUEST TERENCE BLANCHARD

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0721 - A - MASSENA - Kadhja Bonet



KADHJA BONET

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 8:00 PM

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MYLES SANKO

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0721 - C - MASSENA - LAMOMALI L aventure Malienne de M



LAMOMALI L’AVENTURE MALIENNE DE -M-

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0721 - A - TDV - Spirale Trio -



SPIRALE TRIO

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:00 PM

2017 0721 - A - TDV - Pierre Marcus Quartet -



PIERRE MARCUS QUARTET

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0721 - B - TDV - Henri Texier & the SkyDancer 6 -



HENRI TEXIER SKY DANCERS 6

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0721 - C - TDV - Kamasi Washington



KAMASI WASHINGTON

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

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“Gato Barbieri – Europa composed by Carlos Santana”

“Gato Barbieri – Europa composed by Carlos Santana”



Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile)” is an instrumental from the Santana album Amigos, written by Carlos Santana and Tom Coster. It is one of Santana’s most popular compositions and it reached the top in the Spanish Singles Chart in July 1976.

The 16-bar chord progression follows the Circle of Fifths, similar to the jazz standard “Autumn Leaves.” Every other verse ends with a Picardy cadence.  A famous rendition was by saxophonistGato Barbieri off his 1976 from album Caliente!.[2] In 2006, saxophonist Jimmy Sommers recorded the song for his Standards album Time Stands Still.[3][4]Contemporary jazz guitarist Nils released a rendition from his 2009 album Up Close & Personal.[5][6] Blake Aaron covers the song on his album Soul Stories (2015).  Another famous rendition is the one made by Tuck Andress during the ’90s.

Spanish musician Dyango sang a version accompanied by Paco de Lucia, with lyrics set to the melody.

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Genesis

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Posted by on July 17, 2017 in jazz, music

 

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 “Miles Davis – Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees (Night On The Champs-Elysees)” 

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in his five-decade career which kept him at the forefront of a number of major stylistic developments in jazz.[1]

Born and raised in Illinois, Davis left his studies at The Juilliard School in New York City and made his professional debut as a member of saxophonist Charlie Parker’s bebop quintet from 1944 to 1948. Shortly after, he recorded the Birth of the Cool sessions for Capitol Records, which were instrumental to the development of cool jazz. In the early 1950s, Davis recorded some of the earliest hard bop music while on Prestige Records but did so haphazardly due to a heroin addiction. After a widely acclaimed comeback performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1955, he signed a long-term contract with Columbia Records and recorded the 1957 album ‘Round About Midnight.[2] It was his first work with saxophonist John Coltrane and bassist Paul Chambers, key members of the sextet he led into the early 1960s. During this period, he alternated between orchestral jazz collaborations with arranger Gil Evans, such as the Spanish music-influenced Sketches of Spain (1960), and band recordings, such as Milestones (1958) and Kind of Blue (1959).[3] The latter recording remains one of the most popular jazz albums of all time,[4] selling over 4 million copies in the US.

Davis made several line-up changes while recording Someday My Prince Will Come (1961), his 1961 Blackhawk concerts, and Seven Steps to Heaven (1963), another mainstream success that introduced bassist Ron Carter, pianist Herbie Hancock, and drummer Tony Williams.[3] After adding saxophonist Wayne Shorter to his new quintet in 1964,[3] Davis led them on a series of more abstract recordings often composed by the band members, helping pioneer the post-bop genre with albums such as E.S.P (1965) and Miles Smiles (1967),[5] before transitioning into his electric period. During the 1970s, he radically experimented with rock, funk, African rhythms, emerging electronic music technology, and an ever-changing line-up of musicians, including keyboardist Joe Zawinul, drummer Al Foster, and guitarist John McLaughlin.[6] This period, beginning with Davis’ 1969 studio album In a Silent Way and concluding with the 1975 concert recording Agharta, was the most controversial in his career, alienating and challenging many in jazz.[7] His million-selling 1970 record Bitches Brew helped spark a resurgence in the genre’s commercial popularity with jazz fusion as the decade progressed.[8]

After a five-year retirement due to poor health, Davis resumed his career in the 1980s, employing younger musicians and pop music sounds on albums such as The Man with the Horn (1981) and Tutu (1986). Critics were generally unreceptive but the decade garnered the trumpeter his highest level of commercial recognition. He performed sold-out concerts worldwide while branching out into visual arts, film, and television work, before his death in 1991 from the combined effects of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure.[9] In 2006, Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,[10] which recognized him as “one of the key figures in the history of jazz”.[10] Rolling Stone described him as “the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time, not to mention one of the most important musicians of the 20th century,”[9] while Gerald Early called him inarguably one of the most influential and innovative musicians of that period.[11]

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Posted by on July 14, 2017 in FRENCH FRIDAYS, jazz

 

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“Zaz – Je veux/I want” 

Isabelle Geffroy[1] (born 1 May 1980 in Tours, France), better known by the nickname Zaz, is a French singer-songwriter who mixes jazzy stylesFrench varietysoul and acoustic. She is famous for her hit “Je veux”, from her first album, Zaz, released on 10 May 2010.[2]She has sold over 3.4 million albums worldwide and is currently one of the most successful French singers in the world.

In 2001, she started her singing career in the blues band “Fifty Fingers”. She sang in musical groups in Angoulême, especially in a jazz quintet.[4] She became one of the four singers of Izar-Adatz (Basque for “Shooting Star”), a variety band which consisted of sixteen people with whom she toured for two years, especially in the Midi-Pyrenees and the Basque Country. She worked in the studio as a backing singer in Toulouse and performed with many singers, including Maeso, Art Mengo, Vladimir Max, Jean-Pierre Mader, Eduardo Sanguinetti, the latinoamerican philosopher and land-artist,[5] and Serge Guerao.

In 2011, Zaz won an EBBA Award. Every year the European Border Breakers Awards EBBA recognize the success of ten emerging artists or groups who reached audiences outside their own countries with their first internationally released album in the past year.

In May 2010, French magazine Télérama announced: “Rumor has swelled in recent weeks: Zaz is an extraordinary voice, and she will be the revelation of the summer!”.[6] On 10 May 2010, Zaz released her first album. It contains songs she wrote (“Trop sensible”) and co-composed (“Les passants”, “Le long de la route”, “Prends garde à ta langue”, “J’aime à nouveau”, “Ni oui ni non”). Kerredine Soltani produced the album on the label “Play On” and wrote and composed the hit single “Je veux”. The pop singer Raphaël Haroche wrote her songs “Éblouie par la nuit”, “Port Coton” and “La fée”. In 2010, she signed a contract for her tours with Caramba and publisher Sony ATV. She was invited to make several television appearances (such as Taratata or Chabada) and was featured in several programs on the radio. On Sunday 6 October 2013, Zaz appeared on BBC One‘s The Andrew Marr Show in London and sang “Je veux” live.

Zaz then toured France (Paris, La Rochelle, MontaubanSaint-Ouen, Chateauroux, LanderneauFécamp…), performed at the Francofolies of Montreal (Canada), and sang in Monthey (Switzerland), Brussels, Berlin, and Milan. In autumn Zaz topped the charts in Belgium, Switzerland, and Austria. Matthieu Baligand, her manager and producer at Caramba Entertainment, explained to Libération: “We talk a lot of her right now and people are waiting her at the turn… Despite the demand, it seems preferable to do her first tour in fifty small places which will render her credible. Zaz is a popular, intuitive artist, who is familiar with music, who can sing, but doing a quality show is something else (…).” In November 2010, the debut album Zaz became double platinum and she was awarded “Revelation Song” by the Académie Charles Cros. Zaz also won the European Border Breakers Award: she was named the French artist most played abroad in 2010. According to a survey published by L’Internaute, Zaz was the most popular French singer in the 2010 ranking.[7]

She is also featured on the song “Coeur Volant” for the soundtrack of the 2011 film, Hugo. Her live CD and DVD Zaz live tour Sans Tsu Tsou was revealed.

Her song “Eblouie Par La Nuit” was featured in the 2013 American neo-noir crime thriller, “Dead Man Down”.

In 2012, Zaz went on tour and held concerts in various countries around the world including Japan, Canada, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Slovenia, Czech Republic (Colours of Ostrava), Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Turkey, among other countries.[8]

With her album Paris she won the 2015 Echo award for best international female rock/pop artist.[9]

LYRICS IN ENGLISH


I want (Je veux)

Give me a suite at the Ritz hotel, I don’t want that

Chanel’s jewellery, I don’t want that

Give me a limo, what would I do with it?

Offer me staff, what would I do with it?

A mansion in Neufchatel, it’s not for me

Offer me the Eiffel tower, what would I do with it?

 

I want love, joy, good spirit

It’s not your money that will make me happy

I want to die with a hand on my heart

Let’s go together, let’s discover my freedom,

Forget all your prejudice, welcome to my reality

 

I’m fed up with your good manners, it’s too much for me

I eat with my hands, I’m like that

I speak loud and I’m direct, sorry

Let’s end the hypocrisy, I’m out of it

I’m tired of double-talks

Look at me, I’m not even mad at you, I’m just like that

 

I want love, joy, good spirit

It’s not your money that will make me happy

I want to die with a hand on my heart

Let’s go together, let’s discover my freedom,

Forget all your prejudice, welcome to my reality

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2017 in blues, FRENCH FRIDAYS, jazz

 

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 “MODERN JAZZ AND IMPRESSIONISM PARIS – D’ORSAY MUSEUM” 

 “MODERN JAZZ AND IMPRESSIONISM PARIS – D’ORSAY MUSEUM” 


Paris Ile-de-France, destination: Impressionism – The Musée d’Orsay


Mona Vivar Abstract Original New Orleans 

Artist – Sir Richard Roland

Portrait of Ntombi by Jane Digby

 Paul YgartuaJazz Singer – Painting – Impressionism

 

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2017 in FRENCH FRIDAYS, jazz, music

 

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Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival 

 

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