Gent Jazz Festival, the 12th time
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The Belgian City of Ghent to 20 July will hold the twelfth edition of one of the most renowned European jazz festivals where they gather the largest world musicians. This year the program is particularly rich. The festival will be representative of all varieties of jazz, and will perform the most sought after names such as Bryan Ferry, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, John Zorn, Jamie Cullum ...
Di Di Bridgwater, the famous American jazz singer, winner of three Grammy awards, opened the festival, and after it appeared American saxophonist Joe Lovano with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra.
The organisers of this year especially satisfied with the realization of its ambitious program, it was the second night of the festival featured Diana Krall, one of the most sought-after jazz singer and pianist known for her contralto vocals. Like most of her last album and "Glad Rag Doll" (2012) has experienced a huge success and was sold to several million copies.
There followed a night completely dedicated to the brilliant avant-garde saxophonists and multi-instrumentalists to John Zorn. He was full of sixty years, so it's in Ghent performed with the project, "Zorn at 60" in the company of great džezera such as John Medeski, Mike Paton, Marc Ribot and others. On his initiative, organized an exhibition of young independent artists titled "The Art of the Obsessions Collective".
Undoubtedly the greatest attention is drawn to Bryan Ferry Orchestra concert on July 15th. Feri this band founded in the desire to perform only the composition of the twenties of the last century. The last album in this style was released last year called "Le Jazz Age."
This year's festival will close with Elvis Costello with his band "The Imposters", and should mention the exceptional performance Jamie Cullum as well as jazz female vocalists from Texas Ket Edmonson in the first part of the evening, which has achieved incredible success of his album "Take it to the sky. "In Gent comes to show the audience his new album "Way Down Low" inspired by the music Rounds Porter.
On the podium gentskom first steps made by many, world renowned musicians, because the organizers have confirmed that this year will continue the tradition of discovering new talents and will leave a special place for young musicians.
The "Creative City of Music", awarded by UNESCO cities with original music projects, the city of Ghent got its extraordinarily inventive events including the Jazz Festival, where last year there were 36,000 visitors despite poor weather conditions.
All concerts are held outdoors, in an interesting environment in which to interfere historic buildings and modern facilities.