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Thursday, April 30, 2020

IJD 2019

In anticipation of tonight's virtual concert celebrating International Jazz Day I logged on last year's live event held in Melbourne - or was it Adelaide? and it was a humdinger of a gig!

Introduced, of course, by Herbie Hancock it featured a host of artists some of whom I knew and some of whom I didn't. Irrespective of that, they were all excellent.


James Morrison was as good as he was at Durham Brass Festival a couple of years ago playing trumpet alongside a didgeridoo player - well it was Australia - and later blowing trombone with Mark Nightingale and a Japanese slideman whose name I didn't catch on Bernie's Tune.

Singers included Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Lizz Wright, Ledisi and Somi.

Joey DeFrancesco played organ, John Beasley, piano  as did Herbie and the whole gang took it out on John Lennon's Imagine which, Herbie, informed us was a tradition that had been established since IJD began.

This year it was due to be held in South Africa but circumstances have decreed that it is held at your place, and yours, and mine and all over the world.
Lance

1 comment :

Russell said...

It would appear to be an eight o'clock (BST) start tonight.

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