Moonlight Benjamin - WOMEX 2018
Since 1994, World Music Expo (WOMEX) has been attracting musicians, agents, a great number of press agencies, as well as media companies from all over the world. Its main exposition event has been held in various locations throughout Europe, including Berlin, Brussels, Marseille, Stockholm, Seville, Cardiff, and Budapest. In 2018, WOMEX was held in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. One of its showcase participants, Moonlight Benjamin, blends together Voodoo blues, Haitian rock and Creole roll into a riff-heavy, groove-laden sonic concoction built on the tension between her powerful voice and saturated electric guitars.
Sazz Leonore sings Michael Bublé
With her relaxed, smooth voice, vocalist Sazz Leonore has made her name on the Dutch jazz scene. The vocalist grew up in a family of jazz fans: from a very early age, she developed a fondness for the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and others. Sazz Leonore knows how to transport her audience to the music of the 1960s, while putting her own, contemporary stamp on her music. In this concert, which was recorded at Amsterdam’s North Sea Jazz Club, the vocalist salutes one of her idols: the Canadian vocalist Michael Bublé. The combination of Sazz’s smooth voice, her solid band, and the timeless repertoire of her famous Canadian idol guarantee a wonderful evening!
Oscar Peterson - The North Sea Jazz
The North Sea Jazz Festival is the largest indoor music festival in the world, known globally as the event where the past, present and future of jazz are featured within three days. Next to a firm base of jazz as the festival’s staple music genre, many others, such as blues, soul, funk, or hip hop, pass by. Legendary pianist Oscar Peterson gave an immortal duo performance with bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague in 1979. Peterson, the dignified, world-famous jazz pianist with the fastest right hand in the field, had a matchless technique and unbelievably fleet fingers. Only his precursor, his inspirator and dear friend Art Tatum, was considered to be equally ferocious on the instrument.