In Festivals, jazz on May 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm
We invite you to a weekend under the sign of JAZZ in the capital of Europe!
Rendez-vous at Grand Place, the Sablon Square, the St-Catherine Square and F. Cock Square to enjoy the 4 outdoor stages, generously complemented – until the early hours – with concerts at dozens of clubs and bars.
Jazz, blues, funk, World: take your choice! There are all sorts of sounds and vibes for even the most discerning tastes.
Add FREE admission for everyone, a special matinee for kids, free up- and downtown shuttles and a swinging, friendly atmosphere all over the city…
In Artist of the Month, jazz, Jazz Singers of the month on May 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm
If some jazz tunes/songs are simply perfect, I have to share them with you ! I have had the pleasure to see a concert of Sarah Letor, what a revelation ! This Belgian artist proposes us plenty of jazz songs in different styles. Two of them are “Again” and “Sitting on the white cloud”. These little precious songs should certainly become the next jazz standards and should be an excellent music for a fragrance or be used for marketing. Beside both of them, you can find the bluesy/soul “Your home” or a New Orleans style with “Whenever”.
This second album is an incredible source of inspiration. Sarah looks like a Betty Boop, big smile, generous, happy and hard worker.
Listen and enjoy !
In Few written notes, jazz, Jazz Clubs on April 22, 2013 at 4:15 pm
Imagine you have a moment just for you, some precious hours to do what you want. Imagine that a place offers you the possibility to discover History and Music. Imagine you have the possibility to discover over 100 hours of the greatest jazz ever played being discovered for the first time after 60 years.
Then go to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem !
The fourth-floor space on East 126th Street does not look anything like a museum. Flourescent-lighted and largely bare, the room appears to be an office but for a weathered grand piano that sits in the middle of the floor and a few faded photographs that adorn the walls. But the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, one of the city’s lesser-known cultural lights, has never really been about its artifacts. It has always been about the music: the improvisational genius of Charlie Parker, the percussive piano of Thelonious Monk, the elegant stylings of Duke Ellington. The music draws some 7,500 people to the building each year for free programming like Jazz for Curious Listeners, which explores the history of jazz or Harlem Speaks, an interview series with musicians, artists, writers and community leaders.