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Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya & Hugh Masekela
Inspired by Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, the Jazz Epistles was the first ever all-black bebop jazz group, founded in South Africa. The group members, who recorded their first –and last–...
Showing great talent by singing “Over the Rainbow” when only 3, West London-born Ala.ni, later on, did backing vocals to names like Andrea Bocelli, Mary J. Blige and Blur, until 5 years ago...
Amina Figarova Sextet
Born in Baku, the pianist and composer Amina Figarova, with her sextet she co-founded with her husband, the flutist Brat Platteau, has been the guest of prestigious events such as Newport Jazz...
Simon Green, a.k.a. Bonobo, with his albums Animal Magic, Dial M for Monkey, Days to Come, Black Sands and the North Borders, he fused jazz with Afro rhythms or Gamelan bells of Indonesia with ...
Daniel Herskedal & Marius Neset Duo
A tuba-saxophone duo is not a common match in music, yet, it’s not exactly the case for the old followers of Akbank Jazz Festival. Because this is not the first Istanbul visit of Daniel Herskedal & Marius Neset duo...
Emir Ersoy Quartera Feat. Türkü Turan
Quartera, founded by the pianist and composer Emir Ersoy, thanks to the incentive of Grammy-awarded drummer Robby Ameen’s support, is a group that dances the unique tunes of Anatolia, Turkish oud and cümbüş...
Henri Texier & Hope Quartet
One of the most daring laborants of jazz world, the Parisian double bassist Henri Texier was introduced to his instrument at 15 in a bigband. Soon with the Swedish drummer Daniel Humair, he...
Nicola Cruz
Born in France, the Ecuadorian producer, musician and DJ, Nicola Cruz started his musical life as a percussionist, later on veering to electronic music. In his remixes, which juxtapose several cultures, landscapes...
Quincy Jones Presents Alfredo Rodríguez Trio
The classically-trained Cuban jazz pianist and composer Alfredo Rodríguez, after his albums Sounds of Space (2011) and The Invasion Parade (2014) was back last year with a third one called Tocororo. In this...
Red Baraat
Jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk, blaring winds, classical Indian music… The members of the Red Baraat, who mesmerize their audience with their mad energy in this rich and freely jaxtaposed audio-mosaic, since 2008, has...
Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio
One of the influential guitarists of his generation, Wolfgang Muthspiel, born in 1965, in Austria, was named by his Mozart-loving father. At 14, he switched from violin to guitar and started...