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Jazz Festival in Breda, NL

»Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Jazz Festivals | 0 comments

Jazz Festival in Breda, NL

Happily stumbled across the Breda Jazz Festival today! It was set up in the old downtown area, all outdoors and free. There were 16 stages, each packed with listeners holding beer cups and various finger foods. We hardly made it to those groups though as we were pleasantly sidetracked by a couple of local bands playing in the streets. It was very New Orleans – my favorite. The first was called Rue d’Anvers, and we encountered them marching up to an opening in the square where they set up camp and played a few tunes. They had all my favorite parts of New Orleans street music: tuba bass line, multiple horn harmony sections, and spunky solos. Once they wrapped up, we continued on our way and a few more steps later came across Honkers Brass Band. A...

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American Voices with Renée Flemming

»Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Concerts, Music Reviews | 0 comments

American Voices with Renée Flemming

I was fortunate to purchase tickets far enough in advance (almost 10 weeks) for last weekend’s program at the Kennedy Center, hosted by Renée Fleming. It entailed 6 masters classes and concluded with a star-studded concert Saturday night. I attended the concert as well as the Vocal Jazz and Pop masters classes, which were fascinating. Vocal Jazz Master Class Dianne Reeves led the jazz class in the Terrace Theater, which entailed  four voice students about a couple hundred of us spectators. Each student took a turn singing a song, after which Ms Reeves worked with them to improve certain aspects of their performance. The best part was when she’d have the singer re-sing part of the song while focusing on a particular interpretation technique. In every...

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Jacky Terrasson at Bohemian Caverns

»Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Concerts, Jazz Piano | 0 comments

Jacky Terrasson at Bohemian Caverns

The gig Tessa and I had scheduled for last Saturday night got cancelled, so we took the opportunity to visit the local jazz scene in a new-to-us venue, where a new-to-us jazz pianist was playing. His name is Jacky Terrasson, and he recently won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. His playing was indeed remarkable. It seemed to us to be quite engaging and accessible, especially for those non jazz lovers, while also wowing us constantly with complicated and intricate jazz tricks. In a show that lasted about an hour (plus a 10-minute encore), we heard 5 or 6 songs. The first was Besame Mucho, and like the arrangements that followed, went through several different variations and interpretations … jazzy trio feel, to slow and pensive,...

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Frost Advisory Jazz at Old Town Theater – Sept 5th

»Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Music Performances | 0 comments

Frost Advisory Jazz at Old Town Theater – Sept 5th

The Old Town Theater is hosting us again for another 2-hour show of jazz standards with a dose of latin, a dash of rock, and maybe a couple of originals – not to mention a special guest or two! Tickets are $15 at the door or online, but using this Old Town Theater Groupon you can get 2 for 1. Hope to see you there!

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Frost Advisory plays Jazz Night at Old Town Theater

»Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Jazz Piano, Music Performances, Piano Gigs | 0 comments

Frost Advisory plays Jazz Night at Old Town Theater

UPDATE: Playing last night was SO MUCH fun! There were well over 100 people in attendance and we really had a good time going through our two sets. Looking forward to playing there again! _ “(official photos coming soon!)” From Frost Advisory – Debut Show, posted by Frost Advisory on 7/19/2013 (4 items) A quick peek of the 100+ crowd just before we stepped out Dressing room under the stage Ready to go! Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2 Tessa and I are pleased to announce our first public jazz gig in DC! Well, actually in Alexandria, VA, but close enough. In any case, this will be our debut show as Frost Advisory, which is basically our jazz duo and some form of a combo. We’ll be playing two sets with the fabulous grooves and beats of...

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