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The First Annual International Jazz Day

In Few written notes on March 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

UNESCO AND HERBIE HANCOCK ANNOUNCE THE FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY ON APRIL 30TH FEATURING ALL-STAR CONCERTS IN PARIS, NEW ORLEANS AND NEW YORK.

The objectives of International Jazz Day are to:

Encourage exchange and understanding between cultures and employ these means to enhance tolerance;
Offer effective tools at international, regional, sub-regional and national levels to foster intercultural dialogue;
Raise public awareness about the role jazz music plays to help spread the universal values of UNESCO’s mandate;
Promote intercultural dialogue towards the eradication of racial tensions and gender inequality and to reinforce the role of youth for social change;
Recognize jazz music as a universal language of freedom;
Promote social progress with a special focus on developing countries utilizing new technologies and communications tools such as social networks;
Contribute to UNESCO’s initiatives to promote mutual understanding among cultures, with a focus on education of young people in marginalized communities.

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=95652

It’s not jazz but a great opportunity for SINGERS

In Few written notes on March 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm

AUDITION CALL

Music Hall is looking for excellent singers with actor skills for its upcoming European tourproduction “Peter Pan”.

Creative team:

Producer & Original Idea: Geert Allaert

Director & Concept: Luc Petit

Musical director, arrangements & additional composition: Matt Dunkley

Music clearance and supervisor: Matt Biffa

Costume design & supervision: Kaat Tilley

Script adaptation: Geert Bouckaert

Sound design: Alain Curieux

Light design: Painting with Light, Luc Peumans

Auditions will be held in Antwerp on the 2nd and 3rd of April

Requirements:

We are looking for

PETER :                                C2 to G#3 mid/high light tenor – pop voice

WENDY :                             F2 to E4 mid soprano – light pure voice

MRS DARLING:                 Bb2 to A3  mezzo soprano/contralto – mature, rich torch-song voice

MR DARLING :                  C2 to Bb2  low tenor/baritone

TIGER LILY:                         C3 to D4  mid soprano – pure young voice

HEAD MERMAID :           C3 to C4 mezzo soprano – floaty, ethereal voice

HOOK :                                Bb1 to G3 baritone – semi-operatic

SMEE :                                 Bb1 to Eb3 baritone or low tenor – semi-operatic

Planning:

Rehearsals: July-August 2012 in Brussels Belgium

Shows + World Première: 1st of September until the 9th of September and from the 17th of December 2012 until the 7th of January 2013 in Brussels Belgium

Afterwards the European tour during 2013. Exact dates and locations to be confirmed.

 

Practicals:

Please send 1 clear photo and detailed CV(please include your mobile number and e-mailadres in your CV!!) before the 27th of March 2012 to peterpan@musichall.be

Also note for which part you would like to audition

We will inform you whether or not you will be invited to the auditions + send you the required audition songs the 28th of March 2012 at the latest.

Jazz Photographer : Juan-Carlos Hernandez

In Jazz Photographer on March 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Since 2004, Juan-Carlos Hernandez has a passion for jazz and he takes picture as professional photographer of the jazz scene since 2009. He is also a journalist-photographer and a member of the US Jazz Journalist Association. His ‘jazzistic’ works have been published in worldwide newspapers and magazines (New-York Times, Downbeat, Jazzman, Drummer Magazine, Jazzwise, Le Temps, 20 mn, l’Hebdo, Le Courrier et la Tribune de Genève). He collaborates on a regular basis with world known musicians (Dave Douglas, Ornette Coleman or Sonny Rollins).

You can contact Juan-Carlos Hernandez (very kind, very pro, very talented)

Juan Carlos Hernández

Photographer
6, rue des Sablons / 1205 GENEVA / Switzerland
cell number : +41 (0)78 662 52 74
skype : jazz29171

Stage and Jazz Photographer blog :        http://juancarloshernandezjazzphotographer.blogspot.com/

Life Photographer blog :                         http://juancarloshernandezphotographe.blogspot.com/

All websites, biography and contact : https://plus.google.com/107089248375051279857/about

Site to promote Jazz Artists

In Websites for promotion on March 9, 2012 at 8:53 am

Exstreamlive is on a mission to bring the most talented entertainers together to compete for exposure by uploading their work and allowing members to watch, rate and recommend it.  We hope that by providing entertainment, we can help make this industry more accessible for artists.  Imagine if there could be one place where you could connect with your current fans, gain new fans, promote your events and sell your merchandise.  This is what Exstreamlive is becoming, features are being added as quickly as possible.  Artists, remember that we are video focused so don’t forget to upload your best videos!

http://www.exstreamlive.com/

More than 1000 views of our blog !

In Few written notes on March 8, 2012 at 9:31 am

Dear friends,

Thanks to you and your help to update the lists of the best jazz clubs in the world, people all over the world made more than 1000 clicks ! They can find the blog through Google, tags on wordpress, advertising on some sites, our group “best jazz clubs” on Linkedin, Twitter, my Linkedin profile… There are musicians but also listeners who want to find THE place to spend a great evening . Some of the jazz clubs put our blog as reference in their press releases.

Enjoy a musical day and continue to share with us your experiences. Do not hesitate to comment the lists, I will update !

Céline

New jazz place in Brussels !

In Jazz Clubs on March 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

A new small, cosy, trendy place gives great jazz moments in the heart of Brussels !

“La Bouche et l’Oreille” (mouth and ear) in Espace Wallonie has a program of jazz concerts in which musicians explain their music and give some information to understand jazz music in its complexity and simplicity. A good way to “demystify” it and to give the opportunity to enjoy it.

Diner : 7:30 pm (15 euro without drinks)

Concert : 8:45 pm (20 euro)

Address : Petite Rue au Beurre nr. 6, 1000 Brussels

It’s a small place and this restaurant has already a lot of success, so it’s better to book : a.causin@sofw.be

The site needs to be completed, but have a look at :

http://www.spiritofwallonia.be/

Enjoy !

Céline