Saturday, December 19, 2015

USA/UK/UAE: Jazz Festivals news

USA:Ravi Coltrane, Gerald Clayton and More to Play Monterey Jazz Festival 2016 Tour
Last week, the Monterey Jazz Festival announced a 17 city, 28 concert U.S. tour featuring a band composed of some of modern jazz's most lauded players. The band for this tour includes musical director Gerald Clayton on piano, Ravi Coltrane on tenor and soprano saxophones, Nicholas Payton on trumpet and others to help round out the group.

USA: DIVA Jazz Orchestra to take part in Purdue Jazz Festival
Purdue Newsroom
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The annual Purdue Jazz Festival will kick off its 26th year with a performance by the DIVA Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at Loeb Playhouse. This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations.

UK: Jazz festival line-up offers something for all tastes
Darlington and Stockton Times
THE line-up has been announced for Gateshead International Jazz Festival offering the best of the UK, European and International jazz scene along with emerging talent and cross genre artists.

UAE: From jazz to oud, April offers creative best in Abu Dhabi
Khaleej Times
At just 12 years old, Joey Alexander has been nominated for two Grammys and has already performed with jazz giants like Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis.
The young jazz prodigy will make be one of the special appearances at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Festival (ADF), where he will make his Middle Eastern debut.