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''April in Bremen not April in Paris'': Jazzahead 2021 online partnering with the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz is officially underway

Dee Dee Bridgewater, above, speaking from New Orleans. ''It's not April in Paris, it's April in Bremen,'' said Hans Peter Schneider, main picture top, managing director of M3B GmbH, the parent company of Messe Bremen, and founder of Jazzahead, as …

Published: 29 Apr 2021. Updated: 8 days.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater, above, speaking from New Orleans.

''It's not April in Paris, it's April in Bremen,'' said Hans Peter Schneider, main picture top, managing director of M3B GmbH, the parent company of Messe Bremen, and founder of Jazzahead, as its 2021 online edition marked its official opening in a ceremony earlier this afternoon.

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Bassist Sebastian Gramss, left, and trumpeter Markus Stockhausen.

Dee Dee Bridgewater speaking from New Orleans also took part in the ceremony and referred to the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz partnership this year with Jazzahead. The great singer and jazz icon congratulated the organisers and looked ahead to International Jazz Day tomorrow. Institute board member Jeff Levenson had preceded Dee Dee's call by also making a short speech. Prof. Monika Grütters, the German government's commissioner for culture and the media, and additionally the mayor of Bremen also sent video messages of support and appreciation. The Markus Stockhausen Group performed.

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Julian Siegel on 'Right Here, Right Now, Right On' is on John McLaughlin's Liberation Time

Here's a clip from John McLaughlin's Liberation Time to be released in July. Interestingly looking at info about the album among the guests on the Abstract Logix release on a track called 'Right Here, Right Now, Right On', zoning in particularly, …

Published: 29 Apr 2021. Updated: 8 days.

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Here's a clip from John McLaughlin's Liberation Time to be released in July. Interestingly looking at info about the album among the guests on the Abstract Logix release on a track called 'Right Here, Right Now, Right On', zoning in particularly, look for the great, much liked and admired, Wiggy, aka more formally top tenor saxist Julian Siegel out of Nottingham with jazz guitar titan and fellow Englishman from the north-east, McLaughlin. Also on that track are drummer Nicolas Viccaro, bassist Jerome Regard and pianist Oz Ezzeldin. Jump up to speed in real time tonight when Julian's band streams from Ronnie Scott's at 8. Julian Siegel, top. John McLaughlin, plays International Jazz Day tomorrow