Showcasing Bands 2021: Overseas Night (Part 1) – jazzahead!

Showcasing Bands 2021: Overseas Night (Part 1)

Live Panel #7: International Jazz Day
18. March 2021

jazzahead! and International jazz Day Germany have teamed up to present you the jazzahead! 2021 showcasing artist even before the event in articles, interviews and more.

Badi Assad (BR)

Badi presents on her tour 'Around the World in 80 Artists' show based on the release of her first book of the same name "Around the World in 80 Artists". The show, directed by Xarlô, and costume design by Karla Pessoa, brings some of the stories about music artists from different parts of the world, including the ones Badi experienced in the many trips she made in almost 30 years of an international career.
In the repertoire, songs of different styles and ethnicities, Badi also sings in different languages ??- authorial compositions, partnerships, personal musical reinterpretation or songs that she already recorded on more than 14 albums released worldwide, among them: O Barco Daqui de Dentro (Badi Assad), Zoar (Badi Assad & Chico César/Brazil), Bachelorette (Bjork/Iceland), Believe it or Not (Lenine and Braulio Tavares/Brazil), Hunger of the Pine (Allt-J/England) and Millones (Camila Moreno/Chile). All inspired by the content covered in her writing.



Connie Han (US)

With the release of her 2018 Mack Avenue Music Group debut, Crime Zone, pianist/keyboardist Connie Han seized the attention of the jazz world and firmly established herself as a fast-rising star on the scene. That stratospheric ascent continues on her captivating follow-up, Iron Starlet, due out June 12, 2020.
As the title makes vividly clear, Han’s career may be in the early stages of what promises to be a vertiginous climb, but the 23-year old is no wide-eyed aspirant, timidly searching for her place in the crowded jazz landscape. One listen to Iron Starlet is ample evidence that she’s every bit an armor-clad talent as the name implies. Her powerful vision takes in the full evolution of her forebearers, from iconic innovators like McCoy Tyner and Hank Jones through the Young Lion revolution spearheaded by the Marsalis Brothers, Kenny Kirkland and Jeff “Tain” Watts, among others.



ESCALANDRUM (AR)

Daniel “Pipi” Piazolla funded Escalandrum in 1999. This name resulted as a combination between the word “escalandru´n”, and the english word drum.
After twelve years of career, the group has played around argentinean’s most important stages, transcending its nature and taking their music to over twenty countries around the world. In 2011, the remarkable "Piazzolla play Piazzolla" was released.
The officially presentation of Piazzolla plays Piazzolla in Buenos Aires was at Theatre Gran Rex, with special participation of Paquito D'Rivera and Susana Rinaldi, receiving extensive coverage of the public and the press and a Latin Grammy Awards nomination in the category Best Instrumental Album. After this, continues to develop numerous tours in different countries and shape the finished material, and composed entirely, resulting in the seventh studio album to be released in early 2012.



Etuk Ubong + The Etuk's Philosophy (NG)

Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1992, Etuk has performed professionally for close to a decade and it was on the bandstands of renowned musicians like Victor Olaiya, Femi Kuti and Buchi where he earned his stripes and developed a passion for music.
Drawing inspiration from the jazz greats, afrobeat, highlife and ekombi, he adds that the sounds of the elements water, wind and fire inspire him, which is why he calls his music ‘Earth Music’. His compositions reflect his heritage and life philosophy of goodwill, peace and love to humanity.
Though fresh on the scene, he has already collaborated with some of the leading lights of the London Jazz Scene, making regular appearances at the legendary Steam Down series and attracting strong support from Gilles Peterson including playing at his inaugural We Out Here festival, as well as appearing at the Royal Albert Hall for London Jazz Festival, and forthcoming appearances at Transmusicales and Jazzahead.