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How high the moon

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AMP Big Band with musical director Mel Villena PHOTOS BY POCHOLOCONCEPCION

“Collaboration” was the catchphrase at the main show of the 2014 Tokyo-Manila Jazz and Arts Festival, held recently at the Rockwell Tent in Makati. The team-up of talented Japanese and Filipino musicians certainly didn’t disappoint, because it captured the very essence of jazz.   The event served as another creative bridge between two countries—transcending language, […]

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Soaked up on jazz at Rockwell, beer in Eastwood

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CHARITO
with Boy
Katindig

“Sold out!!!” screamed the text message on the iPhone of Maja Olivares-Co, producer of the 2014 Tokyo-Manila Jazz & Arts Festival, who sat beside us at front row of Rockwell Tent where the festival’s main event was in progress.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Music unites at the 2014 Tokyo Manila Jazz and Arts Festival 2014

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AMP Band WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/AMP-BIG-BAND/115223178496057

After two successful pocket shows held early this year, the Tokyo Manila Jazz and Arts Festival (TMJAF) returns with a two-day celebration of music and art on Oct. 17-19.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Filfest presents Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ in jazz, rock and tango

MUSICIANS of the Manila Symphony Orchestra will perform “Four Seasons” in its classic form as well as in more popular genres on Sept. 13 at the Insular Life
Auditorium in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Filfest Cultural Foundation and Insular Life will present the Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) performing the quintessential Antonio Vivaldi Baroque masterpiece, “The Four Seasons,”on Sept. 13 at the Insular Life Auditorium in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bill Clinton to receive award for jazz advocacy

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center right, and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center left, walk away after they attended their daughter Chelsea's Oxford University graduation ceremony held at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, England, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Chelsea Clinton received her doctorate degree in international relations on Saturday from the prestigious British university. Her father was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford from 1968 to 1970. The graduation ceremony comes as her mother is considering a potential 2016 presidential campaign. AP

Former President Bill Clinton will get a chance to play his saxophone when the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz honors him with its Founder’s Award.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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