sábado, março 31, 2012

BB King, Eric Clapton & George Benson - Rock Me Baby

Montreal Jazz Festival 2012

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Montreal Jazz Festival 2012

BB King

sexta-feira, março 30, 2012

Montreal Jazz Fest: The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith

Yes, they've often called the blues "The Devil's Music." And the legendary Bessie Smith-no angel, it's true-wore them well, working and living as an ambassadress for the music in the 1920s and 1930s. In this show, a critically-acclaimed biographical tribute halfway between one-woman show and musical, the multidisciplinary Miche Braden (pronounced "Miki") uses her voice and presence, beautifully supported by a trio of musicians, to bring to life the woman known forever as "The Empress of the Blues." This musical was originally presented by Penguin Rep Theatre (artistic director Joe Brancato & executive director Andrew M. Horn) in Stony Point, NY. It was produced Off Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre by Penguin Rep Theatre & Edmund Gaynes in association with Lizanne & Don Mitchell.

Montreal Jazz Festival 2012: Seal

A multi-platinum selling, award winning artist, Seal is one of the most prominent singers on Planet Pop. His hits over the past two decades have showcased his versatility in all music genres including pop, rock, dance, soul and RnB. In his first visit to the Festival, this globally known artist brings us his latest, Soul 2, a second collection of soul classics (the first hit the charts in 2008) packed with songs launched into the music firmament by such masters as Marvin Gaye (What's Going On?) and Al Green (Let's Stay Together). Class incarnate.

Montreal Jazz Festival 2012: Emir Kusturica

Two years after their electrifying outdoor performance on the Place des Festivals, Serbian filmmaker-actor-musician-composer-producer Emir Kusturica (Underground, Black Cat, White Cat...) and his formidable No Smoking Orchestra return to make us kick up our heels... and clink our glasses. This time, the mad lads pack into Métropolis with their wild gypsy/electro/rock rhythms. And what a privilege: Montreal is, in fact, the sole North American stop this summer by our fave globetrotting Emir!

Montreal Jazz Festival 2012: Patrick Watson

Our Patrick Watson has come a long way since his first appearance at the Festival, in 2005, when he opened for John Cale in the Spectrum. Four years later, his remarkable musical trajectory landed him on the Place des Festivals for an unforgettable Grand événement featuring star turns by Lhasa and Guy Nadon. This time, the Montrealer settles into the prestigious Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier with a new 4th album, Adventures In Your Own Backyard. It's elementary, dear Watson. Tickets also available at: Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe St.) 514 844-8988 Atom Heart (364 Sherbrooke St. East.) 514 843-8484 L'Oblique (4333 Rivard St.) 514 499-1323 Phonopolis (207 Bernard St. West) 514 270-4442

Montreal Jazz Festival 2012: Patricia Barber & Kenny Werner Duo

This fascinating face-à-face between renowned singer and pianist Patricia Barber (returning three years after her tribute to Cole Porter) and erudite pianist Kenny Werner (hailed for his solo performance last year) would be an event in and of itself. Add in that it's a Canadian exclusive, hosted in the Maison symphonique, and you've got pure, prestigious pianistic pleasure. Two proximate pianos, four felicitous hands, one smooth voice... in one concert that promises to be both playful and passionate.

Montréal Jazz Festival 2012: Ben Harper

Montréal Jazz Festival: Susie Arioli

With her latest album All the Way, 2008 Oscar Peterson Award-winner and Festival favourite Susie Arioli pushes back the limits of her art. Following the international success of Night Lights in 2008 and 2009, and her memorable 2011 Festival appearance and Maison symphonique Christmas concert, the vivacious singer invites us to follow her on a great adventure, as she explores the immortal repertoire of the Great American Songbook at Théâtre Maisonneuve.

Montréal Jazz Festival 2012: Norah Jones

After making a major impression at the Festival in 2002 and 2003, Norah Jones has been a little off the radar since. In the meantime, she's filled her CV with jazz, folk, blues and country projects - notably as part of classic country group The Little Willies - intercut with film appearances. Versatile and curious, this is one artist who has never hesitated to step out of her comfort zone and discover new affinities and horizons. Since her last visit to the Festival, she's amply proven that her initial breakout success was no lucky one-off, with three albums, Feels Like Home, Not Too Late and The Fall, as well as four films, including My Blueberry Nights, showcasing her talents as an actress. The breakout artist of 2002 thanks to a sensual voice and her musical finesse, with more than 40 millions albums sold and innumerable awards, Norah Jones is now one of the most acclaimed singers in the world. Ten years after the release of the album that propelled her onto the international scene, Come Away With Me, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is absolutely delighted to welcome back this versatile singer-songwriter. Best of all, it's our chance to enjoy songs from her latest, a little gem of a pop album, Little Broken Hearts, produced and co-written by the redoubtable Danger Mouse. Scroll upScroll down

Miguel Angelo a solo em 2012 - Estreia do novo single a 3 de Abril!

quinta-feira, março 29, 2012

Montreal Jazz Festival: B.B. King

Fifteen-time Grammy Award winner, Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Member of the Blues Hall of Fame, B.B. King is inarguably the most imitated of living blues guitarists. His influence on music around the world is incalculable. Since B.B. King started recording in the late 1940s, he has released over sixty albums, many of them considered blues classics. He developed one of the world's most readily-identified guitar styles. B.B. King has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop, and jump into a unique sound. His singing is richly melodic, both vocally and in the "singing" that comes from his guitar, ‘Lucille'.

Motreal Jazz Festival 2012: Buddy Guy with James Hunter

He is one of the fathers of the Chicago "West Side" style. He has given the music world a galaxy of albums and rocked musical collaborations that defy categorization or counting. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, he's received innumerable awards and honours over the span of his 50-year career. However, when we think of Buddy Guy, we think of that inimitable voice, that supercharged guitar, and a lifetime of untamed, passionate concerts... and mainly, we think of the blues-legendary blues. After his sold-out performance last spring, the icon returns to the Métropolis stage... And add in Brit blue-eyed soulman James Hunter, longtime Van Morrison collaborator, who amazed Festival fans in 2006 and 2010 with a thunderous rocking R&B that sounds like it came barreling right out of the '50s!

Diana Krall Solo (2011-06-26) Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

George Benson - Montreal Jazz Fest 2010

quarta-feira, março 28, 2012

B52s na edição 2011 do Festival Jazz Montreal

33rd Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

The 33rd edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, which will take place from June 28 to July 7, is not far away! As always, the Festival will offer a diverse and rich program, offering the best artists and musicians, from here and all over the world. On the menu this year : James Taylor, Norah Jones, Liza Minnelli, Seal, Melody Gardot, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Botti, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Stanley Clarke, Tord Gustavsen, Patrick Watson, the musical show The Rat Pack is Back and the Battle of the Bands with The Duke Ellington Orchestra and The Count Basie Orchestra … and more surprises to come ! Note to all music lovers: you will have over 800 shows to feed your appetite. From June 29 to July 1, there will also be the 6th edition of Salon de Guitare de Montréal. It’s a great occasion to come admire, try and buy the best hand-made guitars by 130 renowned luthiers from Canada, the United States and France.
All these artists said: “It’s the best in the world!”

The Festival (Montreal)

Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival in the Guinness World Records, for the past 30 years the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music. Every year for 10 days, the French-speaking metropolis of North America becomes the venue where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of jazz in its purest form. The Festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians and public entertainers, 1,000 concerts and activities—two-third of which are free—, 15 concert halls, 8 outdoor stages and welcomes more than 2 million visitors, from noon to midnignt! All on a unique site designed to meet festival-goers’ every need, right downtown in an area off-limits to car traffic! Montreal is without a doubt the true heartbeat of Planet Jazz! http://www.montrealjazzfest.com

33rd Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

The 33rd edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, which will take place from June 28 to July 7, is not far away! As always, the Festival will offer a diverse and rich program, offering the best artists and musicians, from here and all over the world. On the menu this year : James Taylor, Norah Jones, Liza Minnelli, Seal, Melody Gardot, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Botti, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Stanley Clarke, Tord Gustavsen, Patrick Watson, the musical show The Rat Pack is Back and the Battle of the Bands with The Duke Ellington Orchestra and The Count Basie Orchestra … and more surprises to come ! Note to all music lovers: you will have over 800 shows to feed your appetite. From June 29 to July 1, there will also be the 6th edition of Salon de Guitare de Montréal. It’s a great occasion to come admire, try and buy the best hand-made guitars by 130 renowned luthiers from Canada, the United States and France.

domingo, março 25, 2012

Algumas notícias do JN de hoje

Peço desculpa pelo atraso das notícias mais uma vez. É que quando fui tomar café aqui em Rockridge, um cabeleireiro/Caga Tacos com uma grande bebedeira (e logo de manhã cedo!) lembrou-se de me insultar em pleno estabelecimento (Café Portela). Devia estar interessado em aprender a tocar guitarra. Para não lhe dar um mosquête de cima p'ra baixo simplesmente retirei-me. As indeminizações estão caras em tribunal! Bem...mas por outro lado, também se percebe que um cabeleireiro tenha raiva de um caréca. E logo eu, que adoro a minha caréca! Sou dois em um (ao contrário dos champôs) careca e orgulhoso! (Já aora visitem as fotos de www.gritali.blogs.sapo.pt) Mas vamos ao que interessa: ....hoje não há ninguém assassinado nem agredido...(Não é costume). Mas podem sempre visitar www.jn.pt

quinta-feira, março 01, 2012

LUIS REPRESAS E JOÃO GIL ANUNCIAM 2º SINGLE "QUANDO EU VOLTAR A NASCER"

“Quando eu voltar a nascer” é o segundo single do álbum de originais de Luis Represas e João Gil, editado em Novembro último. O novo single sucede ao tema “Sisudo Amável”, cartão de apresentação do álbum de originais homónimo - editado no ano em que os artistas comemoraram 35 anos de carreira - que marcou o primeiro reencontro dos dois num disco de originais desde o fim dos Trovante. “Quando eu voltar a nascer” conta com letra de João Monge e música da autoria de João Gil. Para ver o video, realizado por Aurélio Vasques, clique aqui: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIsirD_B9EA