AustralianJazz.net and the Paris Cat Jazz Club join forces to celebrate International Jazz Day 2018. Melbourne’s longest-standing jazz club and Australia’s premier jazz website team up to co-curate a jam session, inviting members of Melbourne’s jazz community to join in and play together. Firebrand pianist Adam Rudegeair will lead a house band of luminaries, featuring bassist Claire Cross and drummer Adam Donaldson, with a series of guests sitting in – everyone is welcome!
The time is approaching, but in case you forgot, here’sKamasi Washington to remind you of your date.
The wait is over. Folk-Jazz-Roots powerhouse vocal trio Market Lane have just released their new ‘Train Line Sessions’ video, the second one documenting their work with the legendary Lisa Young. Four divine voices weaved together in a song that knows no genres and musical boundaries. Let yourself go and follow them lifting you to the skies.
Here’s a perfect example of this connection between the trumpet player and his guests. The interaction between Chris Bottiand the amazing Miss Jill Scott will make your day. It certainly made ours.
If you want to understand where Kamasi Washington comes from, as an artist, you only need to take a look at his music collection.
There are certain elements that are always associated with a Chris Botti performance: lush orchestrations, elegant presentation, luxury, coolness. But in the end it is all about musicianship.
Kamasi Washington, a bona fide jazz superstar, is coming back to Australia. Part of his appeal and impact comes from the way that he combines two african-american traditions, jazz and hip hop. This is not just a musical game.
There’s a reason Chris Botti has become so popular and his showmanship is definitely a factor. Here’s the trumpet player introducing Kathrine McPhee in a flirtatious rendition of a Cole Porter classic, mostly associated with Frank Sinatra.
Chris Botti’s playing is one of the best definitions of ‘finesse’ one can find. Paired with the sublime Yo-Yo Ma in a tribute to the ‘Maestro’ Ennio Morricone, he shines, playing one of the most beautiful pieces of cinematic music ever written.
Kamasi Washington, a bona fide jazz superstar, is coming back to Australia. Here’s the wonderful video for his equally wonderful composition, ‘Truth’.