Alfa Jazz Fest 2013
Alfa Jazz Fest – International jazz festival, which is annually held in Lviv at the beginning of June. In 2013 festival will be held on June, 13-16. Headliners in 2012: Cassandra Wilson, Gino Vannelli, Kenny Garrett, John Patitucci, Richard Bona and others. Three big scenes in the city. More than 120 musicians from 12 countries. Approximately 100 hours of concerts in three days. Master class and autograph session with world jazz stars. Press-conferences with musicians. More than 40,000 festival guests. 40 tons of stage constructions. 82 tons of light and sound equipment. Looking forward to seeing You in Lviv on Alfa Jazz Fest 2013!
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, one of the oldest brass bands in New Orleans, founded more than three decades ago, will set the concert program of the Main festival stage open.The leader of the band - trumpeter and vocalist Gregory Davis is known not only as a musician, but also as an art director of the largest jazz festival New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.The band unites the traditional New Orleans music with such styles as funk and bebop. From the music of Dirty Dozen Brass Band you can feel incredible freedom that brings together, for example, jazz standards and popular melodies by means of the arrangements.Over the years, as special guests with Dirty Dozen Brass Band performed and recorded Dr. John, Dizzy Gillespie, Branford Marsalis, Elvis Costello, Norah Jones and John Medeski. Overall the band`s discography includes 15 albums.On June 13, 2013 the band will perform on Alfa Jazz Fest with a new program (album of 2012 Twenty Dozen). Visit of the festival will be the first performance of Dirty Dozen Brass Band in Ukraine.
A video, which awakens the desire to experience this band close to the action!
Till Brönner (www.tillbroenner.com), outstanding German jazz musician, trumpet player, singer, composer, arranger and producer, will open the second day on the Main festival stage.
One of the most famous in the world European jazz musician does not follow a specific style of music and is constantly experimenting, uniquely combining bebop, fusion and contemporary pop music. Each of his album is unique. A winner of many music awards (including Grammy) calls his music a soundtrack for the movie of inner feelings. During a long career Till Brönner has worked with many famous musicians, including Ernie Watts, Nils Landgren, Al Foster, Dave Brubeck, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Johnny Griffin, Alan Broadbent, Peter Erskine and many others.
In Lviv Till Brönner will present his latest album, named simply Till Brönner (2012).
Outstanding American jazz guitarist Al Di Meola will perform on Alfa Jazz Fest 2013. One of the most respected and influential guitarists in the world Al Di Meola will perform on Alfa Jazz Fest in 2013 as one of the festival headliners. One of the greatest guitarists of all time by the magazine Classic Rock and many time winner in reader polls of Guitar Player magazine. Di Meola performs the music of any style equally well. But his jazz fusion records, influenced by Latin music, have made the greatest recognition.
Worldwide fame has gained thanks to the pianist Chick Corea, who invited the young guitarist to his fusion project Return To Forever. Records as part of this band, as well as numerous solo albums soon put him in a raw with today`s leading guitarists of the world. In 2011, for the album Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody Di Meola recorded a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney Strawberry Fields. The next step in this direction was the album that entirely consists of cover versions of songs by Beatles. This project will be presented in Lviv on June 14, 2013.
Program is forming, please check updates on the official web-site and facebook page.
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See you in Lviv!