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The Berlin International Film Festival 2017 opened with the world premiere of Etienne Comar’s directorial debut Django, a biopic of jazz legend Django Reinhardt, starring Reda Kateb.


For the second consecutive year, guitarist John Scofield won the Grammy Award for best instrumental jazz album. Gregory Porter, already sacred three years ago, has triumphed in the vocal jazz category. Check out the full list of jazz nominees and winners .


Antoine Karacostas Trio


Discover how two outsiders Billie Holiday, a young black woman raised in poverty, and Abel Meeropol, the son of Jewish immigrants combined their talents to create a song that challenged racism and paved the way for the Civil Rights movement.The audience was completely silent the first time Billie Holiday performed a song called "Strange Fruit." In the 1930s, Billie was known as a performer of jazz and blues music, but this song wasn't either of those things. It was a song about injustice, and it would change her life forever.


2016 ISC Stocking Stuffer Holiday Promotion - In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, ISC 2016 is re-opening submissions until January 2, 2017 for its annual #ISCStockingStuffer promotion, and the fee is a discounted $25 per entry. All songs will be automatically entered into the overall music competition, as well as be eligible for special prizes that include $1,000 in cash, Adam Audio F7 Studio Monitors, UE 900 In Ear Monitors, CAD D90 Microphones, free credits from Radio Airplay, and more.


Besides portraying the society, being a jazz-fan, making concert-photos became his another main field of activity. He managed to take photos of many world-known famous jazz musicians on domestic and foreign concerts 

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