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At the age of 94, Belgian jazz musician and harmonica player Toots Thielemans has died in his sleep. He will be remembered as the Jazz Master.
Montreux this year includes veterans Randy Weston and John McLaughlin, new talent Alina Engibaryan and electro stars Petit Biscuit.
No conventional biopic: actor-director Don Cheadle chose to tap Miles Davis's years of self-imposed seclusion and musical muteness.
Istanbul in Morocco. The band that is – “Istanbul Sessions”. They were in the city of Rabat to present their work at the “Visa for Music” fair. And
Allen Toussaint, one of the giants of New Orleans music, has died after suffering a heart attack. The 77-year-old songwriter collapsed backstage
Lizz Wright has released her new album, Freedom and Surrender, and says it’s a blend of different styles although it’s still her own distinctive
One thing Hurricane Katrina could barely disturb was New Orleans’ Musical heartbeat. The flooding may have devastated the city a decade ago but
Sun, sea and sounds were on the menu at the Black Sea Jazz festival in Batumi. Every July the quiet seaside resort in Georgia is transformed into a
After three decades in the business Lionel Richie shows no sign of slowing up as his sold-out concert at the “Montreux Jazz Festival”
Over 250 local and international artists took the stage at the 22nd edition of the Istanbul Jazz Festival (June 27 – July 15, 2015). Joan Baez, Jools
Sinead O’Connor hit the stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The prestigious event is celebrating its 49th year. O’ Conner delivered an eclectic set
US saxophonist Kenny Garrett , considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of his generation, played at the Gnaoua Festival in Essouira,Morocco
They audience can identify to our songs because we are trying to denounce what's wrong, sometimes with irony, sometimes seriously
Kenny G is releasing his 14th studio album. ‘==Brazilian Nights==’ is a tribute to bossa nova – a blend of samba and jazz, which is very popular in
It is jazz time in Baku. The capital of Azerbaijan will host jazz musicians from all four corners of the planet, among them American pianist Craig
‘Nostalgia’ is the new solo album from Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. It is a collection of the former Eurythmics star’s favourite songs
Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, who enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory under the tutorship of an instructor equally known
She may only be 20, but Canadian jazz sensation Nikki Yanofsky has already worked with the likes of Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and
A group of 11 young musicians take to the streets of Cairo with upbeat tunes, reviving a tradition by a band called “Hassaballa”, which is the
Montreux`s famous jazz festival is well underway, with many of its remaining gigs already sold out. Among the highlights so far have been the British
He has been on the crest of a “jazz wave” for decades now. An adventurer in music, exploring all the genres, he’s even invented one or two Chick
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been battling a crack cocaine scandal for weeks, but he still had a spring in his step on the floor of Toronto City Hall
China Moses is a busy woman these days – apart from launching her new album, the American jazz singer is also getting ready to perform in a London
Autumn is jazz time in the Azerbaijan capital Baku. Each year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism organises the International Baku Jazz Festival
Norwegian singer and songwriter Jarle Bernhoft is a multi-talented one-man band whose YouTube performance got over 5 million views. For most of his
The saxophone is his trade mark and funk music his passion. American funk and soul jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker performed at this year’s Gnaoua
There was a British twist to the second day of the annual Gnaoua festival in Essaouira in Morocco. Each year, different guest artists are invited
Sonny Rollins had to cancel his concert at the Vienne Jazz Festival. The 83-year old American saxophonist has serious respiratory problems. The
Chilly Gonzales – the classically trained pianist, comedian-cum-cabaret artist, and burgeoning sitcom writer – is currently on tour across Europe