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Autumn echoes Jazzfest: Scofield, Youssef Galliano

Ageless John Scofield, muezzin Tunisian Dhafer Youssef and accordion virtuoso Richard Galliano, these are the three stars of the November series of concerts entitled Echoes of JazzFestBrno. The latter additionally perform together with Brno Philharmonic and indirectly build on last year's successful concert JazzFest Brno and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, whose main protagonist was an Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen.

"We are pleased that we have managed to attract Brno three exceptional musicians who bring jazz elements from other musical genres. Spectators can look forward to three diverse musical evenings, "says artistic director William JazzFest Brno Spilka.

Echoes of JazzFestBrno series starts second November Sono Center for American guitarist John Scofield, procure second concert at the same place eighth November Tunisian musician Dhafer Youssef and ending in the form of a joint concert of Richard Galliano and the Brno Philharmonic, viewers can look forward to the 16th November at Fellowship House. "For a great interest in this music event we prepared for one night, but two concerts. The first begins at 18:30, the second at 21:00, "invites the director of the Brno Philharmonic Marie Kucerova.

John Scofield

The artist, who can play more than one musical style virtuosity and truthfully, it is now very rare species. John Scofield can do it and it always argued. For his last album Past Present the American musician earned him a Grammy Award. Idleness is čtyřiašedesátiletého guitarist unknown word and then immediately embarked on a new project called Country for Old Men. Songs from the forthcoming album introduces the audience to Brno on November 2.
Looking into Scofield's discography is impressive, its stylish range is unreal. Mainstream jazz-rock period, well-known and highly appreciated his game in Miles Davis' band in the early 80s. Equally high standing collaboration with Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, catching big band album Quiet with Wayne Shorter, zjazzované hits with the project by the New Standard Herbie Hancock, jambandový Überjam, interpretations of hits by Ray Charles or excursions into the world of gospel with the Piety Street Band.

Dhafer Youssef

Bewitching Tunisian singer and player of the Arab lute, oud Dhafer Youssef few years ago, dazzled at the Colours of Ostrava festival. With the highly anticipated Youssefova board Diwan of Beauty and Odd already present on November 8 at Sono Center represents another artistic shift from previous blockbuster Birds Requiem. The album made alongside young lions of contemporary New York jazz led by Aaron Parks, Ambrose Akinmusireem and Mark Guiliani and will be released on September 16.
Dhafer Youssef was born forty-nine years ago in Teboulbě and is a descendant of a modest family from this fishing village, while another in a long series of muezzins. Mastering the art of singing and it was family honor and tradition. At a very early age grandfather he brought him to recitativům from the Koran. Dhafer gradually began to explore the potential of their voice. With a desire to explore new horizons Dhafer Youssef left his native village, he went to the capital and later to Austria. In Vienna, musically he developed and, moreover, met the right people in the field of jazz and world music. Since then, he recorded nine albums under his own name and started an international career.

Richard Galliano

Virtuoso accordion and bandoneon, composer and amphibian worlds of jazz and classical Richard Galliano is currently the only accordionist with a recording contract with the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label. In the series Echoes of JazzFestBrno play Nov. 16 in the Fellowship House.
Richard Galliano has recorded more than 50 albums under his own name and has collaborated with a number of outstanding artists from various genres. Piano accordion and began to learn the age of four from his father, accordionist and teacher Lucien Galliano. He continued at the Conservatory of Nice under the guidance of the famous educator Pierre Cochereau and alongside instrumental skills are dealt with in depth harmony, counterpoint, and even learned to play the trombone. In 1975, at a time when he settled in Paris, he met with Claude Nougaro and became his accordionist and artistic director of the orchestra in the period up to 1983. In 1980, he met with other formative personalities, Astor Piazzolla, who inspired him to create New French Musette same way Piazzolla himself invented the New Argentine Tango. During career he worked with the most distinguished jazz, chanson, classical and world music. There is among them George Mraz, Brigitte Fontaine, Charles Aznavour, Trilok Gurtu and Wynton Marsalis.

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