Apr 29, 2019
International Jazz Day is celebrated in Sydney, Australia this year, although there will be events around the World. Since the first International Jazz Day concerts in Paris, New Orleans and the floor of the United Nations in New York in 2012. I had the pleasure of attending the show in New York, and it was spectacular.
This year's listed artists performing "Down Under" will include: Cieavash Arian (Iran), William Barton (Australia), Dee Dee Bridgewater (USA), Till Brönner (Germany), A Bu (China), Igor Butman (Russian Federation), Eli Degibri (Israel), Kurt Elling (USA), Matthew Jodrell (Australia), Ledisi (USA), Eijiro Nakagawa (Japan), Mark Nightingale (United Kingdom), Chico Pinheiro (Brazil), Tineke Postma (Netherlands), Eric Reed (USA), Antonio Sánchez (Mexico), Nathan Schreiber (Australia), Somi (USA), Lizz Wright (USA), Tarek Yamani (Lebanon). More artists are expected to be announced.
Podcast 678 gives you an hour plus of jazz from around the globe including:
Melissa Aldana (Chile) & the Crash Trio (Cuba) - "Peace,Love & Music"
Pedrito Martinez Group (Cuba) - "Habana Dreams"
Wolfgang Muthspeil (Austria) - "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Gary Burton (America) and Makoto Ozone (Japan) - "O Gran Amor"
Cyrille Aimee (France) - "Estrellitas Y Duendes"
Ron Carter (America) and Richard Galliano (France) - "Ballade Pour Marion"
Edward Simon (Venezuela) - "The Messenger"
Anat Cohen (Israel) - "Espinha deBacalhua"
Vijay Iyer (American, of Indian descent) - "When History Sleeps"
Egberto Gismonti (Brazil) - "Kalimba"
Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, Andrew Cyrille (American; Andrew of Haitian descent) - "We Pray"