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George “The Goat” Stavroulakis was born in Athens in 1978. In the age of 15, he starts studying the electric guitar using contemporary educational material and playing along with records. Later on, he starts taking private lessons with Giannis Ekmektsoglou, son of the famous Charalampos Ekmektsoglou, a Greek classical guitarist known for his work in composing and teaching classical guitar, and later with Yiotis Samaras.
Centre Stage - Daniel Smith - Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues
Daniel Smith isn’t one to repeat himself. On some level, that much stands to reason: Bassoonists don’t go into jazz because they’re looking to be predictable. Even under those circumstances, though, Smith has striven to present several aspects of his musical vision. The titles of his two jazz albums on the Zah Zah label, Bebop. Bassoon and The Swingin’ Bassoon, speak for themselves; the logic behind Smokin’ Hot Bassoon Blues? Why revisit a point on the continuum he’s already covered, and that so recently in his catalogue?
Jazz News Worldwide
The Ottawa Jazz Festival's Improv and Great Canadian Jazz series show that the festival, smitten by Steve Martin, Daniel Lanois and Earth, Wind ...Read more
Whether flying solo, playing a duet with another musician, leading a trio or larger group, or accompanying an orchestra, Canadian jazz giant Oliver ...Read more
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is out against the Utah Jazz with a mild left ankle strain. This will be the first game Howard ...Read more
The federal government also uses Major's Hill Park for events on Canada Day, when the jazz festival normally ends. O'Grady has offered to let ...Read more
Where: Options Jazz Lounge in the Brookstreet Hotel ... week through Eastern Canada, including a visit on Saturday night to the Options Jazz Lounge ...Read more
Making her only Canadian stop, join Molly as she takes the main stage with a full repertoire of jazz standards. Long before she became famous as ...Read more
Toronto trumpeter Lina Allemano is one of Canada's most steadfast and consistent voices when it comes to bringing original free-jazz-based music ...Read more
Jazz is a style steeped in American history, and names like Miles Davis or ... who met through a Humber College jazz program in Toronto, Canada.Read more
Anita Canada, a Gwinnett resident, will perform a free concert Friday at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center. (Special Photo) ...Read more
Jazz vocalist and keyboardist Cheryl Hodge, 58, is one of the guest ... She also lived in Europe and Canada before she attended, graduated from, and ...Read more
The Vernon Jazz Club will be in for a treat as Laura Crema returns to the ... What does one of Canada's top radio stations say about this performer?
The Saskatchewan Jazz Festival announced today that Tegan and Sara will headline this year's event. Other performers hitting the stage at ...
Always at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music, legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock has been named the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry. Hosted by...Read more
Daniel Schnyder - composer and saxophonist who works in jazz and classical music - has been commissioned byO pera Philadelphia to compose a chamber opera about the jazz saxophonist Charlie...Read more
Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis. Francis Wolff became involved shortly afterwards. It derives its name from the...Read more
Music and recordings from Max Roach, one of the creators of modern jazz drumming, will be preserved at the Library of Congress.
Over the past year, the library has been preparing...Read more
The American Jazz Scene
Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis. Francis Wolff became involved shortly afterwards. It derives its name from the characteristic "blue notes" of jazz and the blues.
Originally dedicated to recording traditional jazz and small group swing, from 1947 the label began to switch its attention to modern jazz. While...Read more
Daniel Schnyder - composer and saxophonist who works in jazz and classical music - has been commissioned byO pera Philadelphia to compose a chamber opera about the jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. The work will have a libretto by Bridgette A. Wimberly, and is being produced in a partnership with Gotham Chamber Opera, in New York. It is expected to have...Read more
Music and recordings from Max Roach, one of the creators of modern jazz drumming, will be preserved at the Library of Congress.
Over the past year, the library has been preparing and organizing Roach's personal collection from his body of work over several decades. The collection includes more than 100,000 items, including 80,000 manuscripts and papers, as well as photographs, music...Read more
Always at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music, legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock has been named the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry. Hosted by the Mahindra Humanities Center, Hancock will give six Norton Lectures in a series titled “The Ethics Of Jazz” in February and March.
“The Ethics Of Jazz” will examine topics including “The...Read more
Trombone With A View
The question Moe Green poses about the absence of compositions of Jelly Roll Morton in the repertoire of the performing bands is one that has interested me from time to time.
Let me say that I have a great admiration for both Jelly Roll Morton and his bands - particularly The Red Hot Peppers. Also too the musicians he employed. They...Read more
Though I have often traversed Slovenia en route to Croatia - my Son Adam and his family live and work in Zagreb - my visits have always been transitory, just stopping to fill the car with petrol, or to take money from a cash machine.
I decided to take a holiday in the Slovenian coastal resort of Isola. My daughter Laura...Read more
If you are in Manchester, England of a Wednesday evening check out The Indigo Bar. 460 Withington Rd. Withington, South Manchester, M20 4AN. Its a delight. You will find a weekly jam session organised and directed by saxophonist Ed Kainyek.
This dynamic individual knows just how to keep the proceedings under control in a manner that renders his underlying firmness almost...Read more
When I put Jazz Clubs Worldwide online some thirteen years ago, the very first club to send me information was the Hot Clube de Portugal. So it is with considerable sadness, following on from a call on Skype from Claude Moreira, that I must tell you that The Club has been totally destroyed by fire. Not only The Club, but...Read more
The Club 43 Manchester, England was extremely influential in promoting the appearance of live performances of American jazz musicians. Up until the later part of the sixties performances by American musicians were very difficult to arrange because of the Musicians Union insistence that there should be a reciprocal agreement: one or more American musician performs in the United Kingdom -...Read more
A very great friend of more that forty years, the late Derek Wadsworth, who died on th 3 December 2008 at his home in Aynho, Northamptonshire, England.
Derek was to use the old but apt cliche: a musicians musician.
Derek's career started as a member of a Brass Band in Yorkshire and was to develop into an astonishing CV that included jazz,...Read more
To paraphrase the quotation 'I have always depended on the kindness of strangers' It is in my view a truism that jazz,has to a great extent, looked for its promotion, venues, and general wellbeing 'on the enthusiasm of individuals '.
To take the example of jazz clubs. It would be interesting to evaluate just how many were founded and run...Read more
One of the really interesting features about the Internet is almost stream-of-consciousness mode you can slip into as the direct consequence of a somewhat specific search.
' The House of Sam Widges ' floated into a view. It was a coffee bar with a jazz club in the basement. I became something of an habitué even at one point working behind...Read more
ZAGREB (AFP) – Croatian jazz great Bosko Petrovic, who has played and recorded with many international stars, died here Monday at the age of 75, the national musicians' association said.
Petrovic, born in 1935 in the northern town of Bjelovar, was a vibraphone player, composer, arranger, producer and pedagogue.
In 1959 he founded the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, inspired by the local musical...Read more
I played for more than five years with Willy Vande Walle's 'Jazz Express'. Willy was a great guy but a lot of the time was overwhelmed by the complications of a life that included three former wives and a partiality for Genevieve - a type of Gin that is a speciality of Belgium - so much so that in the...Read more
The late Red Mitchell composed and penned the lyrics for a song entitled 'Simple Isn't Easy" the title track of an album of the same name.
Red was a man who knew a thing or to about jazz. For there exists in the mind of those aspiring - or those perhaps wanting to aspire - the delusion that Simple = Easy.
This morning I had a sad email from California following on from my 'Jazz Clubs Worldwide September Newsletter' where I talked about the current health of the jazz scene internationally. I quote:
"Hello Peter: I wanted you to know, in case you haven't heard, that Charlie O's Jazz Club in Southern California closed down for good on August 31, 2011. You...Read more
Reports from many parts of the globe and conversations with musicians give a definite impression that in general things are tough. Fewer gigs. Less money. A general malaise. I suppose it would be naive to expect that jazz should be excluded from the financial problems that continue to plague large numbers of people. Economic troughs - in a recognizably contemporary...Read more
Most jazz musicians - and maybe even non-musicians - will know just how evocative good four bar intro can be. It starts your foot tapping. It attunes your ear to what is to follow. It is the passport control to a musical journey that can lead anywhere.
You just never know in advance. Routine licks. Something special that just appears from...Read more
Festival Diary 9th. of July 2010
Porec is a town located on the west coast of Istria. Due to its extraordinary geographical position, its natural attractions and cultural monuments, Porec is today one of the most important touristic sites in Croatia. The town which was designed in its current form by Romans two thousand years ago still preserves the traces of...Read more
A few days ago I was doing some research on the Internet to collect material for a linguistics project I am developing with and for a colleague who is based in Stockholm. The project concerns 'Intranslatable Words' and the website www.lagomsisu.com provides the web presence for the book 'Lagom Sisu Mañana' written by John Alexander AB.
Looking on YouTube at Peking...Read more
Some years ago I was working on a web development project for an international school in Luxembourg. I was having lunch with four English ladies - parents and the school marketing team.
By way of conversation I mentioned a good friend of mine - Dutch, but living and educated in Belgium. Even in his young teens he played the drums -...Read more
Easy listening. What is its function? The first food given to babies following on from an exclusive diet of milk is normally some smooth and macerated mélange that will slip down easily. Though one has to admit that these preparations do at least have the virtue of being nutritious. Easy listening - slips down easily - but in general lacks...Read more
It has become a familiar sight. At jam sessions - forgivable - perhaps. On gigs - not so acceptable - just my opinion. What am I referring to ? The array of one or more Smart Phones being used to display the Real Book. Propped up on the music stand of the piano. The bass player his eyes glued to...Read more
Looking at some upcoming some major jazz festival programmes one wonders just what are the jazz credentials of many of the listed Headliners. Rock musicians yes. World Music maybe. Who knows what kind of music much of the time.
The problem is that many of the big festivals built their reputations and the ability to draw in large audiences by...Read more
There is a tendency in some zones of the jazz world to devalue what can be loosely described as earlier styles. This particularly so by a certain species of jazz critic who want to proclaim that they are riding on and perhaps exclusively appreciating the crest of some new wave. Why should we not appreciate the musicians, bands and styles...Read more
How often do we hear proclaimed loudly by the publicists, in newspapers, in magazines, on radio, on television " Behold the new Billie Holiday " or the linking of some rather average talent to artists - usually dead - who really were great.
It really is astonishing what hype can and does achieve. Constant repetition drives the message in. Large numbers...Read more
My good friend Joe Higham sent me the link to an interview with Charlie Parker that had been posted on YouTube. Most interesting because in general not having had much opportunity to listen to Bird in verbal exchanges rather than the musical variety. He comes across as being a highly intelligent and very articulate individual.
What really made me really sit...Read more
Welcome to my world of Traditional Jazz. The pages which follow are a tribute to the musicians who have dedicated themselves to playing the music of New Orleans and Dixieland in the North West of the British Isles.
Although I try very hard to ensure all the information about the bands and events are correct, please check with the venues concerned...Read more
There has been quite a lot of comment recently concering the notion that 10,000 of practice is the formula to a virtuosity that will transcend mere talent. Do you believe this? I do not.
You cannot doubt that such a 10.000 hour regimen will lead to a high level of competence in any field. But as a proven threshold to genius...Read more
Ask any student within a classical music conservatory who Beethoven was and ask him or her to say something about his music and I am confident that you would receive a coherent reply. Their preference may be for the for work of Harrison Birtwhistle, Stockhousen, or maybe Steve Reich. Nevertheless I am reasonably sure they could, in the majority of...Read more
Some time ago I wrote about the Indigo Bar in Manchester that was running a really great jam session organised and directed by saxophonist Ed Kainyek. The bar was very often packed to capacity with students who contrary to perceived wisdom really did seem to appreciate the music and the ambience.
However. This great gig is no more. Not sure why...Read more
All too often, when attending jazz concerts, the music on offer resembles an audio chapter of some particularly obtuse Neitzichian analysis. Not that I have anything against Neitziche. I am as interested in Zarathustra as the next man. However what I do appreciate is leaving a jazz club on a high.
Mandy Gaines, a singer from the USA, was appearing for...Read more
A year or so in a moment of barely concealed lunacy I decided I would start to learn the Soprano Saxophone. "So What" you might say. Well I do play the Valve Trombone. But I must also add that I have always been attracted to the saxophone, but in the long ago days of my youth, saxophones were a rarity....Read more
Sometimes I have a feeling that telepathy is a tangible phenomena. Ian Maud who runs the excellent website http://www.sandybrownjazz.co.uk asked if I would contribute an article about playing with the support band on a Mick Mulligan Band gig at RAF Yatesbury in nineteen fifty nine. I have been pretty busy over the past few months and thought that I really...Read more
Festival Diary 8th. of July 2010
Long drive from Brussels 1350 km. Just to add to the joys blew out a rear tyre on the car around 6.00am en route to Stuttgart. The wheel having been put on at a tyre centre and the bolts tightened with a pneumatic device - impossible to loosen the wheel. Had to call out a...Read more
I received this letter from Roy Burton from Perth in Australia. Though he outlines some of the problems confronting jazz in Australia - also applicable to many other parts of the world - his story in general is very heartening indeed. It does go to show, yet again, how much the jazz scene depends upon the enthusiasm of individuals.
Dear Jazz...Read more
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