11 February 2020 Okay Temiz “17. Ritmin Günü”
Okay Temiz & Aydın Esen Oriental Wind Jazz Band
Sekou Amadou Kauyate djembe African Gineou Band
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi tombak, bendir
The 17th traditional “Rhythm Day” will take place on the 11th of February once again this year and emphasize on the important topic of climate.
15 February 2020 Avishai Cohen Trio
Avishai Cohen double bass, vocal
Elchin Shirinov piano
Noam David drums
Avishai Cohen brings his music to the world. Internationally acclaimed virtuoso bassist, composer and singer Avishai Cohen will celebrate his 50th birthday with his new project “50 50 50” in 50 different countries with 50 concerts.
16 February Chiara Pancald
Chiara Pancaldi vocal
Roberto Tarenzi piano
Darryl Hall acoustic bass
Roberto Pistolesi drums
Italian jazz singer and song writer Chiara Pancaldi has worked with many musicians all around the world. She reminds musicians and her listeners how pieces can play out their roles when given the space to grow and develop in her album “Songs Don’t Grow Old Alone”. Her repertoire mainly consists of original pieces and is influenced by contemporary jazz and Brazilian music.
17 February Vincent Peirani Living Being “Night Walker”
Vincent Peiran accordion
Emile Parisien saxophone
Tony Paeleman keyboard
Julien Herné bass guitar
Yoann Serra drums
Vincent Peirani is a jazz musician in addition to being involved with classical music and pop. The listeners will enjoy how he transforms the accordion into ‘Rock N Roll’ glam. Peirani is also a composer and is known as a successful musician in Europe. His 2012 album ‘Thrill Box’ received awards in France during the musician’s youth.
20 February Antonio Gades Ensemble
Story, chareography, lights: Antonio Gades ve Carlos Saura
Scenario: Antonio Gades, Solera Freire
Music: Georges Bizet “Carmen”, M. Penella “El gato Montes” José Ortega Heredia/Federico García Lorca “Verde que te quiero verde”
Music recordings: Orchestra de la Suisse Romande Thomas Schippers, Regina Resnik, Mario del Monaco, Tom Krause
Antonio Gades Ensemble brings life to the masterworks of the flamenco legend Gades with their show “Carmen”.
21 February Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Band
Abelita Mateusb piano, vocal
Freddie Hendrix trumpet, flugelhorn
Sharel Cassity alto saxophone, flute
John Lee bass guitar
Tommy Campbell drums
Roger Squitero bongo, tumba ve percussion
Dizzy Gillespie is a jazz trumpet player, vocalist and composer who has contributed greatly to the world music scene with his success on the jazz stage. Dizzy’s friends kept the band alive as a tribute after the musician’s passing in 1993. Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Band continues to show Dizzy’s love for world music. The band consists of John Lee, Freddie Hendrix, Sharel Cassity, Abelita Mateus, Tommy Campbell and Roger Squitero.
23 February I Solisti Aquilani Quintet
Massimo Mercelli flute
Richard Galliano accordion
24 February Monty Alexander Trio “Harlem-Kingston Express”
Monty Alexander piano
Luke Sellick acoustic bass
Jason Brown drums
Monty Alexander describes his music as “bringing the heat up and starting up a storm”. Alexander’s repertoire consists of local Jamaican music and various jazz melodies as well as American songs, gospel music and blues, bebop, calypso and reggae. The musician was awarded with “Medal of Honor” by the Jamaican government in 2000 and he received an honorary degree from West Indies University in 2018.
26 February Philip Catherine Trio
Philip Catherine guitar
Paulo Morello guitar
Sven Faller double bass
Legendary jazz musician will perform at CRR after a long break. Philip Catherine was born in London in 1942 to an English mother and a Belgian father.He has worked with Lou Bennett, Dexter Gordon and Stéphane Grappelli in the 1960s. His first album Stream was produced by Sacha Distel and the musician became a member of the Jean-Luc Ponty Quartet after this. The album was recorded in 1970 in Paris and released by Warner Bros. Records the following year. He met many musicians in Boston such as John Scofield, Ran Blake, George Benson a year later.
28 February Monica Molina
Monica Molina will be performing her greatest love songs at CRR on the 28th of February. A nominee for the Latin Grammy Award, Molina took the torch from her father Antonio Molina and will perform her beloved repertoire during her concert.
4 March Chano Dominquez Flamenco Quartet
Blas Córdoba Songs and castanets Daniel Navarro
Dance and castanets Pablo Dominguez
Flamenco percussion Chano Dominguez
Piano Blas Córdoba Cante y palmas
Daniel Navarro Baile y palmas
Pablo DomInguez Percusión flamenca
Chano DomInguez Piano
Spanish jazz pianist Chano has created a unique style by integrating flamenco rhytms into jazz.
23 March CRR Jazz Orkestrası
Nail Yavuzoğlu conductor
Cansu Nihal Akarsu soloist vocalist
The orchestra was founded in 2007 as “CRR Bigband” and has played an important role in the addition of more than 100 new pieces to the Turkish Jazz Music repertoire. These pieces are tonal and modal (maqam) in structure and are orchestral arrangements of folk songs attributed to anonymous artists. Majority of these pieces are examples to a new ponyphonic approach to our monophonic music. The string section was added to the Bigband in 2013 and its name was changed to “CRR Jazz Orchestra” with this growth. The orchestra added vocal music to its repertoire in addition to instrumental music and aims to bring together virtuosi instrumentalists with local and foreign soloists.
31 March Dianne Reeves ”Sing The Truth”
Reeves is the recepient of five Grammy Awards including three “The Best Jazz Vocal Performance” awards consecutively, resulting from her virtuosity and talent for improvization. She also received a Grammy in the vocal category. She received “Best Jazz Vocal” Grammy for her work in George Clooney’s “GoodNight” and ‘’GoodLuck’’, a movie nominated for the Academy Awards 6 times.