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Probably no drummer besides Buddy Rich turned pro as young as Terri Lyne Carrington. Today she is a full-time Berklee professor, but her career began in 1972 when she was just seven years old. She was mentored by Jack DeJohnette and the legendary Alan Dawson, and played with some of jazz’s biggest names. She will be at Sani Festival this July. She answers few questions for Jazzonline.

31 May 2014

Gilad Atzmon

Atzmon is a world leading Jazz saxophonist.   "one of London's finest saxophonists" The Guardian

Kenny Barron has played next to some Jazz legend such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Ron Carter among others and he has been nominated nine times for Grammy Awards and for the American Jazz Hall of Fame. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. For over 25 years, Barron taught piano and keyboard harmony at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He now teaches at the Juilliard School of Music. His piano students have included Earl MacDonald, Harry Pickens, and Aaron Parks.

04 May 2014

Andy McKee

Andy McKee’s acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass doghouse bass-and-banjo duo, and virtually anything else his pastoral compositions and tasteful covers require. In 9 years and 5 records he’s written an oeuvre that globally inspires and intrigues music fans

Guitarfor presents Andy McKee Masterclass on May 3, 2014 at 19:00 at Gazarte - voutadon 34 - Gazi - 2103460347

Dimitriadis is regarded as a key figure in musical education in Greece. He is the founder of the unique and highly successful Jazz Studies Program at the Ionian University in Corfu, where he holds the position of Associate Professor of Saxophone and Head of Jazz Studies, the first academic position given to a jazz musician in this country. His international training and strong performance skills, have brought him to record and perform next to some of the leading jazz musicians  such as Tim Hagans, Adam Nussbaum, Chico Freeman, Ron McClure, Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy, Keith Copeland, Armen Donelian, JD Walter, Jonathan Kreisberg, Andy Middleton, Chico Freeman and many others. Jazzonline met him few weeks before his concert at Athens Concert Hall on May 31, 2014

The Wonderfall Quartet  debut album released in 2011 was a real success. Being mostly influenced by the exquisite sound and atmosphere of ECM recordings and the powerful lyricism of their favorite Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.),  their  were bound to shape up  their  own unique sound and playing... Four talented young jazz musicians  very active and devoted to what they do release now their second album.  Jazzonline had a little chat with them .

"Pianist Kordis is a masterful musician whose nimble mind can perform the most amazing spontaneous improvisations on any given theme, lightning fast in his fingering and always in precise coordination with the singer and others. He is quite a phenomenon!" Hardwick Gazette

11 April 2014

The Spring Quartet

Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, Leo Genovese.This extraordinary new quartet spans three generations of brilliant, charismatic and trailblazing musicianship.

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