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CALL FOR ARTISTS for instrumentalists and vocalists - Application deadline: 10 February 2016


1ο JazZην ethnic FESTIVAL on January 29-30-31, 2016 with some of the best Greek Jazz Band of the kind, at Methodia Art MultiSpace (ex Avlaia Αυλαία) Konstantinoupoleos 113 & Ag. Orous 15 - 2103458605 - lives start at 21:30 - entrance 10 euros.  Line up of the festival: Alekos Vretos quartet - Harris Lambrakis quartet - Takis Barberis - Dimitris Keramidakis - Kontrafouris Baby Trio - Yiannis Kassetas - Dimitris Monn Quartet.


In August of 1958, 57 of the greatest jazz musicians of all-time gathered on the steps of a Harlem brownstone for a photograph. This is a film about the most famous photograph in jazz history.  It is also a love note to this art form. The film was nominated in 1995 for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature. 


For each year, the chronicle mentions the personalities, events, stories, innovations and more, behind the most exciting and influential musical genre of the modern age


From the moment of its birth in 1973, Umbria Jazz was clearly different from the other Italian jazz festivals.


Jazz Christmas albums capture the essence of the holiday spirit. Some of the biggest bands and artists of the genre have released holiday songs allowing for the popularity of jazz songs, which are among the most requested during the holiday season. The albums and songs featured on this list are some of the most popular Christmas songs of all time and some of the greatest jingles in the history of music. Bands like Dave Brubeck, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald released music that captured the holiday spirit. Not to be outdone, Wynton Marsalis or Diana Krall. No matter what style or type of Christmas song you enjoy, you're likely to find an album on this list that will fit whatever music you enjoy.


The 5th Jazz Panorama on December 4, 5 & 6, 2015 at Onassis Cultural Centre  — 107-109 Syngrou Avenue  - Athens - 2109005800 — www.sgt.gr - A three-day festival dedicated to the contemporary Greek jazz and improvisation scene. Triumphantly setting the outward-looking tone the festival has always aimed for and achieved, five outstanding Greek combos take to the stage with their invited guests.


This year’s 12th Edition of The Penang Island Jazz Festival will be held from the December 3 to 6 2015 with an exciting programme of musical activities! The Penang Island Jazz Festival is held in the grounds of the Bayview Beach Resort, right by the beach. With rolling, tree-covered hills as a backdrop to the main stage and grounds studded with centuries-old tress, the setting is idyllic.

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