Norman van den Wildenberg

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Japan label to release Teus Nobel’s Legacy

Jazz trumpeter Teus Nobel latest album Legacy (released in The Netherlands in December 2014), will now also be released on January 21, 2015 in Japan by P-Vine Records. This label had released albums by George Duke, John Scofield and Incognito and Dutch artists like New Cool Collective, Wouter Hamel and Gideon van Gelder. Japanese jazz …

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Clifford Adams dies at 62

We have to announce the sad news that trombone player Clifford Adams has passed away. He succumbed to hepatic cancer. Adams gained popularity as the trombone player of Kool and the Gang. He was on a waiting list to undergo a liver transplant. The high costs of the transplant prevented it for ever happening. Vriend, …

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13 January in history: Michael Brecker dies at 57

Today marks the 8th anniversary of the great saxophone master that was Michael Brecker. His music is a constant inspiration to many musicians. Michael Brecker was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2004, and was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of …

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Diana Krall will release tribute album

Diana Krall releases her newest album ‘Wallflower’ this February 2nd. Following up on her succesfull 2012 ‘Glad Rag Doll’, which was a tribute to the 19 songs that have influenced the Canadian jazz singer through her musical carrier. Krall covered songs like Elton John’s ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’, ‘Desperado’ by The Eagles …

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Pino Daniele dies at 59

Italian singer, Pino Daniele, died last Monday morning suffering a heart attack. Daniele’s music breakthrough was in the 70’s. He was known for mixing jazz with blues and rock, but also with traditional Napolital and Arabic music. Through his career of over 35 years he released 20 albums, and has worked with the likes of …

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5 January in history: Charles Mingus dies at 59

Today in history, we remember the decease of the highly influential American jazz double bass player Charles Mingus. Mingus was born on April 22nd, 1922 and focused on collective improvisation, like old New Orleans jazz parades. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music while sometimes drawing …

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Jazzradio and JazzZine join forces

A refreshing start of 2015 for jazz lovers. Two of the most leading online and offline jazz platforms, JazzRadio.nl and JazzZine.nl have joined forces. Both parties are based in the Netherlands and have decided to spread their wings and broaden their horizons. Bringing you the best of jazz and freshest news from the jazz scene, …

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Buddy DeFranco dead at 91

American jazz clarinet player Buddy DeFranco passed away last christmas-night, 24th december. De Franco was born in New Jersy, USA, 17 february 1923 and has been playing for over 75 years. He was one of the most musical accomplished clarinetists in jazz ever. The clarinet player played with names like Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet, Art …

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Matthew Halsall announces new dates with The Gondwana Orchestra

To celebrate the success of his latest opus When The World Was One Matthew will be touring The Gondwana Orchestra through the UK in January and February 2015. His uniquely beautiful sound has been described as “Rain-streaked spiritual jazz from Manchester” by the Independent On Sunday and these concert’s will feature music from Alice Coltrane …

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Unlimited Myles by Quincy Jones signs pianist Alfredo Rodriguez

Quincy Jones Productions is proud to announce Alfredo Rodríguez’s signing to his ‘Unlimited Myles’! “I’ve had the luxury and privilege to work with the very best pianists of the last century over the course of the last 70 years and Alfredo is without a shred of doubt, one of the very best. I am excited …

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