Norman van den Wildenberg

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Buma Boy Edgar Award for Tineke Postma

At the Jazzdag in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the Buma Boy Edgar Prize 2015 was awarded to saxophonist, composer and bandleader Tineke Postma. Postma was present at the announcement. Part of the prize is arranging a user-defined concert evening on December 9, 2015 at the Bimhuis in Amterdam by the winner. At that occasion her Buma Boy Edgar Prize, consisting of …

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New album for Ramsey Lewis

Three time Grammy® Award winner, Ramsey Lewis, will release “Taking Another Look – Deluxe Edition” July 24 on his new Sony/RED distributed label “Ramsey’s House.” On the album, Lewis rekindles his 1974 career-defining album “Sun Goddess” through a collection of re-recorded or re-edited tracks from the original disc perfectly balanced with five new tunes, in …

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Tom Barman of dEUS joins saxophonist Robin Verheyen in Taxi Wars

Tom Barman (dEUS) and saxophonist Robin Verheyen joined forces in the new jazz project Taxi Wars. Their self-titled debut album is out now. With Taxi Wars a long cherished wish of dEUS frontman Tom Barman came true: an album full of jazz musicians in the genre. The Belgian rock singer is a huge lover of …

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Concertgebouw Jazz Award 2015 awarded to Henk Meutgeert

This year the Concertgebouw Jazz Award 2015 is awarded to Henk Meutgeert. On Sunday, August 16th, 2015 the founder of the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam will receive the award during the concert ‘Riffs’ n Rhythms’ in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Henk Meutgeert will lead this concert featuring highlights of 18 years Jazz …

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Lizz Wright announces new album ‘Freedom & Surrender’

American jazz singer Lizz Wright will release her new album ‘Freedom & Surrender’ Friday, September 4th. For this album, she wrote the duet ‘Right Where You Are’ which she recorded with Grammy-winner Gregory Porter, with whom she went on tour in 2013. ‘Freedom & Surrender’ is the successor to the successful, by gospel influences driven …

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Ornette Coleman dies at 85

Thursday June 6th alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman died as a result of cardiac arrest at his home in Manhattan. Coleman was one of the most controversial innovators in the history of jazz. Coleman changed the direction of jazz by stepping away from the ‘American Songbook’ more and more and started to play more free jazz. …

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James Last dies at 86

The famous German jazz bass player and bandleader James Last has died in the US state of Florida. James Last started his career as a bassist after the Second World War. After moving to Hamburg in 1955, he became an arranger / composer for large orchestras, instrumentalists and singers. In 1963, he signed a record …

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75th birthday of Hans Dulfer

Hans Dulfer, one of Europe’s most famous jazz saxophonist, is celebrating his 75th birthday today. Hans Dulfer, also known as ‘Dulfer’, is a self-taught professional musician since the age of seventeen. In his 58-year career Dulfer played with names like Boy Edgar, Ben Webster, Clous van Mechelen, John McLaughlin, Willem Breuker, Jan Akkerman, Herman Brood, …

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Louis Johnson, legendary bassist, dead at 60

Louis Johnson, bassist and known as one half of the Brothers Johnson, deceased this thursday (local time). Johnson Brothers was founded in 1975 by Louis and his brother George, and had a worldwide hit single in 1980 with the track ‘Stomp’. They also toured with artists like Billy Preston, Bobby Womack and The Supremes. Later, …

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Bruce Lundvall dies at 79

Bruce Lundvall, President of Blue Note Records has passed away, by complications from Parkinson’s disease. Lundvall, born in New Jersey in 1935 had a strong passion for bebop-artists like Clifford Brown and Charlie Parker. He got addicted to jazz as an underage teenager in New York City and took an entry level marketing job at …

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