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Belgian jazz legend Toots Thielemans dies at 94

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.

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.

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'Miles Ahead': inside a jazz icon's creative block

No conventional biopic: actor-director Don Cheadle chose to tap Miles Davis's years of self-imposed seclusion and musical muteness.

No conventional biopic: actor-director Don Cheadle chose to tap Miles Davis's years of self-imposed seclusion and musical muteness.

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"Istanbul Sessions" at "Visa for Music" in Rabat

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

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

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New Orleans genius Allen Toussaint dies

Allen Toussaint, one of the giants of New Orleans music, has died after suffering a heart attack. The 77-year-old songwriter collapsed backstage

Allen Toussaint, one of the giants of New Orleans music, has died after suffering a heart attack. The 77-year-old songwriter collapsed backstage

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Lizz Wright: Freedom and Surrender

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

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

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One charity fights to keep the music in New Orleans

One thing Hurricane Katrina could barely disturb was New Orleans’ Musical heartbeat. The flooding may have devastated the city a decade ago but

One thing Hurricane Katrina could barely disturb was New Orleans’ Musical heartbeat. The flooding may have devastated the city a decade ago but

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Sun, sea and sounds at the Black Sea Jazz Festival

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

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

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Big names party hard at Montreux Jazz

After three decades in the business Lionel Richie shows no sign of slowing up as his sold-out concert at the “Montreux Jazz Festival”

After three decades in the business Lionel Richie shows no sign of slowing up as his sold-out concert at the “Montreux Jazz Festival”

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Fancy a bop? Get down to Montreux Jazz

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

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

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Kenny Garrett plays Morocco

US saxophonist Kenny Garrett , considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of his generation, played at the Gnaoua Festival in Essouira,Morocco

US saxophonist Kenny Garrett , considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of his generation, played at the Gnaoua Festival in Essouira,Morocco

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Kenny G gives fans a taste of Brazil

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

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

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Baku beats to the sound of jazz

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

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

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Annie Lennox releases nostalgic new album

‘Nostalgia’ is the new solo album from Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. It is a collection of the former Eurythmics star’s favourite songs

‘Nostalgia’ is the new solo album from Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. It is a collection of the former Eurythmics star’s favourite songs

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Inspirational-teacher cinema takes a battering in 'Whiplash'

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, who enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory under the tutorship of an instructor equally known

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, who enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory under the tutorship of an instructor equally known

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Quincy Jones protégé Nikki Yanofsky launches new album

She may only be 20, but Canadian jazz sensation Nikki Yanofsky has already worked with the likes of Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and

She may only be 20, but Canadian jazz sensation Nikki Yanofsky has already worked with the likes of Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and

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Jazz tunes to Cairo streets

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

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

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Montreux Jazz Festival Highlights

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

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

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'Musica' meets Chick Corea in Budapest

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

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

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Mayor puts on dancing show at Toronto City Hall

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

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

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China Moses album out now

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

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

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'Jazz hands' at the ready in Azerbaijan

Autumn is jazz time in the Azerbaijan capital Baku. Each year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism organises the International Baku Jazz Festival

Autumn is jazz time in the Azerbaijan capital Baku. Each year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism organises the International Baku Jazz Festival

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Youtube sensation Bernhoft moves to NY

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

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

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Maceo Parker gets funky at Gnaoua festival

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

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

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British jazz artist joins Gnaoua music festival in Morocco.

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

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

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Veteran stars in Vienne

Sonny Rollins had to cancel his concert at the Vienne Jazz Festival. The 83-year old American saxophonist has serious respiratory problems. The

Sonny Rollins had to cancel his concert at the Vienne Jazz Festival. The 83-year old American saxophonist has serious respiratory problems. The

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Chilly Gonzales on tour

Chilly Gonzales – the classically trained pianist, comedian-cum-cabaret artist, and burgeoning sitcom writer – is currently on tour across Europe

Chilly Gonzales – the classically trained pianist, comedian-cum-cabaret artist, and burgeoning sitcom writer – is currently on tour across Europe