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New adds in the best jazz clubs lists

In Few written notes on April 23, 2012 at 8:06 am

Dear friends,

New adds today in the list Europe  !

The Netherlands : The Hague : De Regentenkamer

England : Chatham/ Rochester : 144 Club

Poland: Warsaw: Tygmont jazz club

Denmark : Copenhagen : La Fontaine

Latvia : 2 jazz clubs in Riga !

New add in the list of North America :

South Carolina: North Myrtle Beach: Midtown bistro

These jazz clubs are recommended because of the music high quality, the musicians can feel like home and the audience will find there a great atmosphere. Do not hesitate to check the lists to program jazz during your holidays or your work missions 🙂 !

Enjoy !

CĂ©line D.

Artist of the Month : Sabin Todorov

In Artist of the Month on April 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

How to combine traditional music and jazz ? Sabin Todorov has the answer !

In his last CD release, the Todorov trio plays with a vocal quartet, the Bulgarka junior quartet.

Sabin Todorov was born in 1966 in the town of Burgas, Bulgaria.
He graduated from Sofia Conservatory, in the Department of Classical Music Theory.
In 1997 he arrived in Belgium and continued his education at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels.
He graduated in June 2004, specialising in jazz piano.
Todorov formed the trio with Sal la Rocca on bass and Lionel Beuvens on drums in 2002, with the idea of implementing a musical project that combines modern jazz and rhythms with melodies from the treasure house of Bulgarian folklore.

See videos on Youtube :



Take the time to enjoy !


New York Streets photographer : Adam Garelick

In Jazz Photographer on April 3, 2012 at 8:34 am

If you need for the cover of your album an incredible picture of New York, Adam is the right person !

He works on landscapes and New York streets :

But also on New York Street portraits :

Although one can define New York by countless metrics, Adam believes its people are the ultimate testament to the city’s vibrance, diversity and character.  This project is an effort to document some of those people.


“The Music Village” invites Jeanfrançois Prins for his new CD “El Gaucho”

In Artist of the Month on April 3, 2012 at 7:34 am

On April 13, 2012, the jazz club ‘The Music Village’ (Brussels, Belgium) invites Jeanfrançois Prins to present his new CD ‘El Gaucho’.

Belgian Jazz guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins was born in Brussels and currently resides in Berlin. He has spent most of his adult life as a professional musician, arranger and producer; performing, recording and collaborating with many of today’s Jazz giants. His sixth CD as a leader “El Gaucho”, featuring his trio with Joris Teepe on bass and Victor Lewis on drums, plus guest Rich Perry on tenor saxophone was released on Challenge Records in early April 2012. As a guitarist, Jeanfrançois Prins has performed as a leader and/or as a sideman with Joris Teepe (b), Bruno Castellucci (drs), John Ruocco (ts, cl), Toots Thielemans, Lee Konitz, Judy Niemack, Kenny Wheeler, Bud Shank, Lew Tabackin, Gary Bartz, Gary Foster, Andy Middleton, Bill Evans, Steve Houben, Jacques Pelzer, Bruno Castellucci, Steve Davis, Adam Nussbaum, Quincy Jones, Sheila Jordan, and many others… (link to get the new CD)

Jazz workshop in France

In Few written notes on April 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Come to a Jazz Workshop in France from August 13th – 17th in Varageville-sur-Mer, Normandy. All players and singers welcome. Some great London players are the tutors, see the link below, all for ÂŁ515.

Butlers Jazz is offering you the chance to really get to grips with  jazz technique on your instrument or your voice if you sing. Why not spend a week with Butlers Jazz in the beautiful village of Varengeville-sur-Mer in Normandy and treat yourself to enjoying learning (or relearning) jazz techniques with like-minded musicians and jazz singers.

 Butlers Jazz Workshops have obtained the services of some of the leading jazz players in London to offer an all instrument workshop of really useful ideas and techniques to enable you to play professional sounding jazz. Courtesy of Butlers Jazz.