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Jon Batiste – Hollywood Africans

Musical director for Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” in the US, pianist and singer Jon Batiste plays

Aline Frazao – Dentro Da Chuva

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Aline Frazao grew up in Luanda, Angola, and came to Portugal when

The Best Of Uno Melodic Records

I still vividly remember those glorious crate digging days in record stores in Cologne, Dusseldorf, and

Jazzfest Berlin 2018 Going New Routes

The first year for new artistic director Nadin Deventer shows a lot of new features for

Brandon Coleman – Resistance

The first Herbie Hancock LPs I got my hands on in the early 80s were “Secrets”

Mark Winkler & Cheryl Bentyne – Eastern Standard Time

Five years after “West Coast Cool”, singers Cheryl Bentyne and Mark Winkler released “Eastern Standard Time”

Michael Franks – The Music In My Head

One of the reasons why I haven’t posted that much during the past months is the

José James Celebrating Bill Withers in Berlin

Growing up with the music of Bill Withers, I always thought that “Lean On Me” was

Celebrating 20 Years Of De-Phazz In Berlin

It is hard to believe that 20 years have gone by since the groundbreaking “Godsdog” album

Maria Rita In Berlin

Her very first concert in Berlin turned out to be a big party for a large