Quebec Jazz Festival: From Canada to Palermo, Passing Through New York


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Quebec Jazz Festival
October 2-5, 2008
Palermo, “Kursaal Kalhesa" - via Foro Umberto I

On October 2-5 2008, from Thursday to Sunday, the city of Palermo, Sicily (Italy), will host the Quebec Jazz Festival, travelling festival, of which the purpose is to introduce the jazz scene from Quebec by hosting in the venues of its editions some of its most significant representatives.

This edition 2008, which will take place within the framework of the 400th Anniversary of the Foundation of the City of Quebec, amongst the various stops in Europe - Spain, France, Belgium, Polland, Holland - will be hosted in Palermo, the city of proved sensitiveness for jazz, at “Kursaal Kalhesa" (via Foro Umberto I). The festival will then move to Turin.

This 2nd edition of “Quebec Jazz" includes the following artists:

Thursday, October 2nd - Francois Bourassa Quartet: Francois Bourassa (pn), Andre' Leroux (sx), Adrian Vedady (cbs), Philippe Melanson (dr)

Friday, October 3rd - Yves Leveille' Quintet: Yves Leveille' (pn), Roberto Murray (sx), Aron Doyle (tr), Marc Lalonde (cbs), Ugo di Vito (dr)

Saturday, October 4th - Michel Donato et ses amis Europeens: Michel Donato (cbs), Karl Jannuska (dr), Francois Thberge (sx), Michael Felberbaum (gt), Piotr Wojtasik (tr)

Sunday, October 5th - “Auguste Quartet" di Alain Bedard: Alain Bedard (cbs), Frank Lozano (sx), Alexandre Grogg (pn), Pierre Tanguay (dr)

All the concerts will be held at 9:00 pm , free entrance

“Quebec Jazz Festival" - From Canada to Palermo, passing through New York

“Quebec Jazz" took place for the first time in 2007 at the Lincoln Center of New York, over 4 nights that quickly went sold out: Yves Leveille' Sextet with Paul McCandless as a guest, JazzLab with Donny McCaslin as a guest, Francois Bourassa Quartet with David Binney as a guest and Christine Jensen with her sister Ingrid Jensen as a guest. The success of the first 2007 edition led the Lincoln Center to host a further series of 6 concerts on May and June 2008.

Partners, sponsors & key players are:

  • The Cultural Institutions of Quebec
  • The Montreal based record label Effendi Records
  • The Paris based Artists Agency Seven Productions
  • The General Delegation of Quebec and the Canadian Cultural Centre in Italy.

Via Amm. Rizzo 39, 90142, Palermo, Italy
Tel: +39 091 6379228
Fax: +39 091 545925
Website: www.musiceyes.comv MySpace:www.myspace.com/jazzeyesrecords
General Manager: PAOLO SICULIANA
Mail: [email protected]

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