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Celebrating 40 Years – The Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho PDF Print
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 19 December 2006
Monty Alexander
MOSCOW, Idaho – The 2007 Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival marks a milestone Feb. 21-24 as it celebrates its 40th year of bringing outstanding jazz to the University of Idaho. The four-day event features student performances and concerts, workshops by jazz musicians, displays from the university’s International Jazz Collections and nightly concerts featuring nearly 50 professional jazz musicians.

Some of the musicians scheduled to appear include guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli, the Roy Hargrove Quintet, vocalist Jane Monheit, Byron Stripling on trumpet and vocals, the Clayton Brothers Quintet, the Jeff Hamilton Trio, the Four Freshmen, and James Morrison on trumpet and trombone.

A number of musical tributes also are on tap, including a Nat King Cole Tribute by Freddy Cole with Monty Alexander, Jeff Hamilton, Christian McBride and Russell Malone on Wednesday, Feb. 21. The Thursday, Feb. 22 concert will feature a Tribute to Ray Brown by Monty Alexander, Russell Malone and John Clayton, and also the 30-year reunion of the Monty Alexander, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton Trio.
10 Exicitng Concerts to launch the 28th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal PDF Print
Written by Press Release   
Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Joshua Redman
Montreal, Thursday, December 7, 2006 – The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is thrilled to announce the first performers confirmed for its 2007 program, presented by General Motors in collaboration with Alcan. The musical forecast for summer 2007 looks hot, with a dozen irresistible shows offering a glimpse of what’s in store when the world’s finest musicians gather in Montreal for the 28th edition of this annual summit of jazz excellence.

Confirmed shows include Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette; Branford Marsalis; Joshua Redman; Wayne Shorter Quartet with the Imani Winds; Dave Holland Quintet; Trio Beyond with Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield and Larry Goldings; Holly Cole; Pink Martini; The Bill Frisell Trio featuring Joey Baron & Tony Scherr; George Thorogood & The Destroyers / Buddy Guy and his musicians. Details follow. Pre-sale tickets for the 28th Festival International de Jazz de Montréal are now available.

Trio Beyond with Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield and Larry Goldings

Théâtre Maisonneuve, PDA A trio of virtuosi

Thursday, June 28, 6 p.m.

North Sea Jazz Cruise Announced July 5-17 PDF Print
Written by Press Release   
Monday, 11 December 2006
Marcus Miller

(St. Louis –December 11, 2006) World-class talent has teamed up with a world-class cruise for the inaugural sailing of the North Sea Jazz Cruise Hosted By Marcus Miller. Jazz Cruises, LLC, the foremost and only producer of full-charter luxury jazz cruises and musical host Grammy® Award winning musician/composer/producer Marcus Miller, in conjunction with the North Sea Jazz Festival program department, have announced the initial talent line-up for this maiden voyage. The dazzling array of talent features the most celebrated and legendary jazz musicians, composers and vocalists of our time. They include: vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and her trio, saxophonist James Carter, trumpeter Roy Hargrove and his quintet, the Roberta Gambarini Quartet, guitarist Lionel Loueke, The McCoy Tyner Trio, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood and saxophonists David Sanborn and Kirk Whalum. They will join cruise guests aboard the world-class Holland America’s m/s Rotterdam, named “2006 Ship of the Year” by the World Ocean and Cruise Line Society, departing from Copenhagen July 5, 2007. Following a breathtaking seven day voyage with ports-of-call in Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany; Gotenburg, Sweden; Oslo Norway; Hamburg-Elbe River/Germany, the ship will dock in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and serve as a “floating hotel” for the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival July 13 – 15, stay in port in the Netherlands and conclude on July 17.

IAJE Returns to Manhattan for the 2007 Conference, January 10-13 PDF Print
Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
Tuesday, 28 November 2006
Phil Palombi and Keith Hall with the Curtis Stigers Quartet, IAJE 2006 © Andrea Canter

Where at one time can you find nearly 8,000 jazz performers, educators, journalists, photographers, producers, promoters, students and serious fans outside of the world’s largest jazz festivals? At the International Association of Jazz Educators’ 34th Annual Conference! The 2007 event will be held on the same site as the 2006 conference, right in the heart of midtown Manhattan at the New York Hilton/Sheraton New York, January 10-13. Over 200 concerts, panels and workshops are scheduled.

The world’s largest conference in the name of jazz draws individuals and ensembles from 45 nations for four days of performances, clinics, demonstrations, panel discussions, artist and industry exhibits, research presentations, award ceremonies, interviews, and informal networking. And that’s just what takes place within the convention centers. Outside of the hotels, area jazz clubs typically schedule special shows, taking advantage of the surge of jazz-bent tourists and the congregation of the world’s top artists. Notes IAJE Executive Director Bill McFarlin, “The IAJE Conference always takes on a special energy when we meet in New York. It’s exciting to see the city, already credited as the epicenter of the jazz universe, explode with thousands of jazz professionals and educators, many of whom can be found patronizing New York’s jazz clubs and live music venues throughout the week.”

The 3rd Annual Minnesota Sur Seine Festival October 12th-22nd PDF Print
Written by Don Berryman   
Thursday, 05 October 2006
Jacqueline Ferrier-Ultan © Bryan Aaker
Get Ready for the musical adventure as the Minnesota Sur Seine Festival returns. Now in its third year, the 2006 Minnesota Sur Seine Festival continues to offer a broad spectrum of music while maintaining the festivals primary focus; providing a showcase for collaborative performance and artistic experimentation between regional and international musicians. The festival is international and improvisational in nature featuring adventurous jazz, but also includes hip-hop, spoken word and world music performers as well, presenting eleven nights of music in a uniquely diverse program appealing to a widely diverse audience.

The Minnesota Sur Seine 2006 line up includes: Anthony Cox, Fat Kid Wednesdays, Dave King, Happy Apple, Craig Taiborn, and Chris Thomson from the US. International participants include: Evan Parker, Bernard Lubat, Benoît Delbecq, Tony Hymas, Dominique Pifarély , Denis Colin, Didier Petit, Hélène Labarrière, François Corneloup, and Mark Sanders, among others. Individual tieckes and passes can be purchased online at

Don't miss the opening celebration at the Minnesota Museum of American Art on October 12th. As throughout the festival, music is provided by the pairing of Minnesota's finest musicians with world class international musicians. In this case Dean Magraw on guitar, Jim Anton on bass, JT Bates on drums from Minnesota will perform with François Corneloup on saxophones and Dominique Pifarély on violin from France.

Jazz Police is proud to support this event. Check and for news and updates. The Schedule follows.
2006 Earshot Jazz Festival 10/19-11/5 in Seattle PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Monday, 02 October 2006
Wynton Marsalis © Keith Major
Called "Seattle's most important annual jazz event" by DOWNBEAT magazine, this year the Earshot Jazz Festival runs from October 19 to November 5. Earshot Jazz, Seattle's non-profit jazz-support organization presents hundreds of the most important artists of our day in more than 60 events in venues all around Seattle. In addition to concert performances, the festival includes educational programs and panels, a film series, poetry and author readings, and art exhibits.

The stellar lineup includes: Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet, Bill Frisell, Wynton Marsalis Quartet, Garfield High School Jazz Band w/ David "Fathead" Newman, Allen Toussaint, Rashied Ali Quintet, Larry Coryell, Roberta Piket / Billy Mintz Trio, Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Nguyen Le - Tiger's Tail Quartet, Mavis Staples, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bobby Hutcherson Quartet, Ritual Trio w/ Billy Bang, Andrew Hill Quintet, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio w/ Fred Wesley, Django Reinhardt Festival, George Colligan Trio, Ana Moura, NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, Jason Moran & Bandwagon, and many more.

Earshot Jazz is a Seattle based nonprofit music, arts and service organization formed in 1984 to support jazz and increase awareness in the community. Earshot Jazz publishes a monthly newsletter, presents creative music and educational programs, assists jazz artists, increases listenership, complements existing services and programs, and networks with the national and international jazz community. The Earshot Jazz Festival is now in its 18th year. For more information call the Festival Hotline at 206-547-9787.

A complete schedule for the 2006 Earshot Jazz Festival follows:

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