I hope you are enjoying a nice change of season.
Because I also love jazz,
I decided that I will work with a small roster
of new artists/bands that are already available in concert – some of them touring internationally with success. I am thinking of Antonio Lizana Quintet
(Arturo O'Farrill, Markus Miller, Becca Stevens, Snarky Puppy) and his new jazz and of Daniel Garcia Trio
who is re-inventing Spanish jazz. There is a whole new generation of fantastic musicians out there. I will be busy promoting and booking them in the Nordic countries and Canada
. If you are interested, do not hesitate to drop me a line
To that roster, I will also add the Ellipsis Quintet
of Greek trumpet player, composer, and arranger Vasilis Nalbantis. Their debut album “Avoid The Void”
is receiving fantastic reviews from various media in several categories: world, jazz, and prog-rock music. I find it interesting enough to give them a small push. Have a listen, and send me your feedback.
You might have seen that Womex
has started to present the 2022 artist selection for Lisbona. For now, my first choice goes with Djely Tapa
. What a voice and groovy sound! I am sure we’ll hear more from her in the future.
Last but not least, Folkatomik
(Italy) are releasing their debut album
” this week under the label Italysona
of Giuseppe Marasco. They are blending avant-garde electronica with trad music from southern Italy, the Mediterranean, and other eclectic sources. The album has a special focus on tarantellas and pizzicas. A perfect choice for a festival after-party or a word music dance club. Ask for a download link by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great day.