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Keith Jarrett Solo

Location: Carnegie HallNew York , NY USA Date(s): January 29, 2009“This recording studio has more people in it than any other studio I’ve been in,” said Keith Jarrett at Carnegie Hall, in his first New York solo engagement since September 2005. The pianist was feeling talkative, although the lighthearted quips came later.First, Jarrett headed to the microphone and mentioned his dour liner notes from Changeless (1989), then wondered aloud (to paraphrase): “If art and creativity are allowed to…See More
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Aaron Goldberg Trio holds down at the first "Jazz Day at SUNY Brockport"

The jazz does not just happen here in the city. It's all around us. Heads up that the New York City jazz artist Aaron Goldberg and the Aaron Goldberg Trio will be in residency during "Jazz Day" at SUNY Brockport on Friday, February 6th. The day-long event includes a symposium, “Jazz and its Evolution,” a master class for area jazz musicians of all skill levels, and a cocktail reception. The celebration of jazz will be capped by a concert by the Trio at The College's Tower Fine Arts Center…See More
Jan 28, 2009

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Harry Tavitian is …"the most interesting contemporary Romanian jazzman".
(International Herald Tribune - Oct 19, 1990).
Born in Constanta, Romania in 1952, from Armenian parents, Tavitian started classical piano at the age of 6. He graduated The Academy of Music in Bucharest. In 1970 he saw bluesman Memphis Slim live in Brasov, Romania. This was a major influence in his future career. After this event, he started singing and playing the blues and soon he made his first steps in jazz. In 1976 he gave up classical music completely for jazz.
The music of Harry Tavitian is characterized by an openness towards multiple influences and a great capacity of synthesis as well. Tavitian himself says: …"We are here in Levant and we are part of the world. We are open to world culture and open to spontaneity"… (from the interview "HARRY TAVITIAN - A CRY FROM THE BALKANS', by Bruce
Granath / JAZZ FORUM 102, nr. 5 - 1986).

The Romanian pianist has a style of his own, well defined in East European new jazz, through his incessant artistic experiences. His sound is a melting pot of Thelonious Monk, Mal Waldron, Cecil Taylor, Dollar Brand, folklore of the Balkans, contemporary chamber music, blues, old music. Also, his Armenian roots are obvious.
His music has a strong ethnic character. The Romanian spiritual area, where he has developed is a synthesis between the cultural traditions of Orient and Occident. In this area archaic convictions are still preserved and Tavitian's music is full of myth.

Harry Tavitian is concerned about the syncretism of the arts. In his performances he uses elements of instrumental theatre and costumes.
He wrote and played live the stage music for Shakespeare's "Tempest" and Kazantzakis' "Melissa".

Harry Tavitian performed concerts and attended important jazz festivals in România, Russia, Lituania, France, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Yugoslavia, Poland, Scotland, Hungary, Greece, Turkey, Netherlands, USA, Armenia (as a personal guest of the president of Armenia), Slovakia, Switzerland.

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Brad Mehldau piano

Posted on May 22, 2010 at 2:06am 0 Comments

Part of the Wigmore Hall Jazz Series

Friday 4 June 2010 - 7:30 PM

Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau is one of the most exciting musicians in his field…


The Jazz Century

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 10:27pm 0 Comments

PARIS • Musée du quai Branly • 17 March - 28 June 2009

Jazz, along with the cinema and rock music, stands as one of the major artistic events of the 20th century. The sounds and rhythms of this hybrid musical style have made their mark on world culture.

The exhibition, created by the philosopher and art critic Daniel Soutif, presents the relationship between jazz and the graphic arts chronologically throughout… Continue

Yin and yang of jazz in Marcin Wasilewski's world

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 10:20pm 0 Comments

Introduced to the world by trumpet star Tomasz Stanko, Marcin Wasilewski’s piano trio is becoming hailed as a world-class unit in its own right. ECM record-buyers love their albums and believe fame would have come sooner had these Polish musicians not borne such difficult names for Western Europeans. To some British shoppers, Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz (double-bass) and Michal Miskiewicz (drums) read like the bottom line of an optician’s… Continue

ELINGTON - Jazz and Poetry

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 10:18pm 0 Comments

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was the most prolific composer of the twentieth century in terms of both number of compositions and variety of forms. His development was one of the most spectacular in the history of music, underscored by more than fifty years of sustained achievement as an artist and an entertainer. He is considered by many to be America's greatest composer, bandleader, and recording artist. The extent of Ellington's innovations… Continue

Spring is in the air and so is Exodus to Jazz ....

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 10:06am 0 Comments

Been offline for a few days to nurse a cold, but Jose DaCosta recently sent out a heads up on the Spring series of jazz events that Exodus to Jazz is going to bring to town and I thought I'd share the information with you. Starting this month, ETJ will bringing back three artists, but with new twists:

• April 24th—"Person to Person," Eric Person & Meta Four with Houston Person: Alto/soprano saxophonist Eric Person came by in September… Continue

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At 5:20pm on May 27, 2009, instrumentalpavilion said…
Hello Magdalena...hope all is well! Fred
At 8:19am on December 3, 2008, Jaijai Jackson said…
Happy Birthday Magdalena, may your day be filled with joy and memories!

From your friends here at The Jazz Network!

At 1:27am on November 23, 2008, BrainySkeeta said…

Hello My Peep♥
Just want to touch base with you.
I haven't visited you in a while & I've missed you.
Taking time now to wish you a Happy Holiday & Blessed Week ahead!
At 12:57pm on October 19, 2008, Mano said…

Find more videos like this on THE JAZZ NETWORK
Hello Magdalena and have a nice week!
You had already made your commentary about this one.
At 12:46pm on October 19, 2008, Mano said…

Find more videos like this on THE JAZZ NETWORK
Vlaicu Golcea & Marta Hristea - Lina - Music for 1001 poems - Green Records – 2007
'1001 Poems: Diversity of European
Bucharest Project
Bucharest, 20 April 2007

It would be most kind if you posted me a commentary about this musical performance.

Best Regards
At 4:02pm on October 12, 2008, Mano said…
Have a nice beautiful week, Magdalena!
I am very deeply touched that you added my beloved daughter's song to your page.
I hope to visit one day your beautiful country too!
Best regards
At 9:04am on August 25, 2008, instrumentalpavilion said…
Thank you for the invitation. I have been on Ning for a long time but haven't taken the time to build a presence here. I may have to do that now! Fred
At 2:42am on August 25, 2008, Maria said…
Salut, Magdalena! M-am intors de la Aiud azi dimineata, cu trenul de noapte... Mi-am luat o saptamana de vacanta! Acum s-a terminat... Ma intorc la treaba eventual cu ceva muzici jazz ca fond sonor (lucrez ca pfa, traducator)... :)
Iti doresc o saptamana frumoasa!

At 10:31pm on August 7, 2008, Magdalena Vaida said…
Wow! Thanks!
At 10:55am on August 7, 2008, Brian Jackson said…
ok so you DEFINITELY have the best vids on TJN!!!!

i wanna thank you!!!!











Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

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