Tuesday, January 1, 2019

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2018


Darryl Yokley(USA), Molly Tigre(USA), César Cardoso(Portugal), Los Rumberos de la Bahia(USA), The Syrinx Effect(USA), Maria Schafer(USA), Robin Menuett Trio(USA), Alexandra Jackson(USA), Allan Licht(USA), Iñaki Arakistain Band(Spain), Uziel Colon(Puerto Rico), Beverley Beirne(UK, Dan Pugach Nonet(USA), Evan Mustard Trio(USA), Devin Gray(USA), Duende Libre(USA), Adam Hawley(USA), Ricardo Bacelar(Brazil), Under The Lake(USA)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

FRANCE; David Tixier -Universal Citizen(Neuklang 2018)

To purchase the album: www.davidtixier.com/store

David Tixier - piano/celesta/compositions Rafael Jerjen - double bass Lada Obradovic - drums Special guests: Mike Moreno - guitar Sachal Vasandani - voice


the upcoming album
(Karkia Mistika Records) (karmi-095)
out May 5th 2018

1. Blues For Allah pt I (Jerry Garcia-Robert Hunter) 6'20
2. Generator 1 (Arttu Tolonen) 8'54
3. Conference Of The Birds (Dave Holland) 14'39
4. Blues For Allah pt II (Jerry Garcia-Robert Hunter) 9'34
5. Generator 2 (Arttu Tolonen) 7'54
6. Exit Only (Hepa Halme) 13'05

Hepa Halme: woodwinds
Matti Riikonen: trumpet
Esa Onttonen: guitar
Arttu Tolonen: modular synth, guitar
Tapani Varis: bass, mouth organ, willow flute
Alf Forsman: drums

Pekko Käppi: bowed lyre
Noel Saizonou: percussion

Rec: Eka Vekara @ Studio 24/7, Hepa Halme, Arttu Tolonen
Mix & master: Pentti Dassum @ Arkisto

Matkis, Ilkka Emu, Philip, Carolus, Heikki Y

Record release shows:
5.5. Pori; Validi Karkia
9.5. Helsinki; Juttutupa/Rytmihäiriö
24.5. Tampere; Vastavirta
26.5. Salo; Bar Bizarre
30.5. Hämeenlinna/Suistoklubi
Kiertueella erikoisvierailee Pekko Käppi.


Hepa Halme

Karkia Mistika Records/Jyrki Laiho

Friday, May 18, 2018

USA: Metuchen Jazz Fest 2018 - Free Event - June 2

Metuchen, New Jersey The GRAMMY Award winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra led by Arturo O’Farrill headlines the Metuchen Jazz Fest on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 6 PM in the Metuchen High School Auditorium. Easily accessible from NJ Turnpike/Exit 10, Garden State Parkway Exit 132 and NJ Transit NE Corridor train to Metuchen. Metuchen Taxi  is across from train station. The event is FREE and All are Welcome.  Mike Neer Steelonious Band (Quintet) performs jazz classics with unconventional musical instruments and the award-winning Metuchen High School Jazz Band also performs.

USA: D' Laurent Smith-Time + Space (2018)

Darrell Smith, one of the top keyboardists on the touring and recording circuit will release his debut album TIME + SPACE on April 15, 2018. With a list of credits that includes working with a diverse group of artists such as Stevie Nicks, Jay-Z, Elton John, Cher, k.d. Lang, Vanessa Carlton, Dave Stewart, Anita Baker, Lady Antebelum and Darlene Love (amongst many others), the album is sure to spark interest with fans and musicians alike. 

Time + Space showcases Smith’s love for Jazz, Pop and Classical music and was recorded, mastered and engineered by Grammy winning engineer Phil Tan in Atlanta. The album is comprised of eleven songs and includes performances from a number of musical luminaries such as Grammy nominated saxophone player Boney James ( “Hand In Hand”), Nigerian singer Ola Onabule (“Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), Singers Romeo Johnson and Tanyell Thomas (“I Believe”) and musician, singer and songwriter Donnell Spencer(Come On) Adds Boney James, “Darrell has been a valued friend and collaborator for over 25 years. Many of my favorite tracks on my own records were co-written and played on by him. He always brings a unique approach to the music.”

GERMANY: Chris Gall Trio, Henning Sieverts, Peter Gall- Cosmic Playground, 2018

Chris Gall - piano
Henning Sieverts-bass
Peter Gall - drums

Thursday, May 17, 2018

ROMANIA: VIDEO: Florin Raducanu with Belarusian Philharmonic Orchestra

Jazz Ecumenica Symphonic Jazz Poem composed by Florin Raducanu
World Premiere at Minsk 2016
1. Mapamond Pictures
2. Jazz Passacaglia
3. Saints Tryptich (Tribute to Marry Magdalene, Song for St.Anthony, Awe Ave Virgin Marry
4. Sketches of M.de Falla

Florin Raducanu- piano & compositions & orchestrations
Belarusian Philarmonic Orchestra - conductor- Alexander Anisimov
special guest : Dalila Cernatescu- panflute
Andrei Kleșchev (saxofon ten.), Viaceslav Serghienko(contrabas) și Alexandr Mineț (drums