John Beasley presents Jazz Across Continents

Multi-Grammy nominated composer, arranger and pianist John Beasley gathers an extraordinary, multi-cultural group of world musicians representing five countries on four continents:

Kiko Frietas, drummer (Brazil), Dhafer Yousef, Oud and vocalist (Tunisia), China Moses, vocalist (France/USA), John Patitucci bassist (USA), John Beasley, pianist/music director (USA), Magnus Lindren, sax (Sweden), Peter Asplund, trumpet (Sweden)

JAZZ ACROSS CONTINENTS

A world of jazz – with John Beasley, John Patitucci, Kiko Frietas, Dhafer Yousef, China Moses, Peter Asplund and Magnus Lindgren

Konserthuset’s Blue House Jazz All Stars featuring Peter Asplund and Magnus Lindgren welcomes back John Beasley to produce a unique concert showcasing internationally renowned musicians from several continents. Expect the unexpected when Tunisian Oud and vocalist Dhafer Yousef, Brazilian drummer Kiko Frietas, soul and jazz diva China Moses, Italian-American bassist John Patitucci, global artist John Beasley with the Blue House Jazz Band come together on stage for an intercultural musical experience. This act of musical collaboration hopes to show the power of music to diminish borders.

Bios of artists:
Grammy winning recording bassist John Patitucci has been at the forefront of the jazz world performing with living legends Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. China Moses has a long career as a singer as well as a presenter for MTV France. She tours as a solo artist and has worked for Meshell Ndegeocello and DJ Mehdi.

Kiko Frietas was born into a family of musicians, poets and artists and grew up learning and drumming with the who’s who of Brazilian and world music, including Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michel Legrand.

Dhafer Yousef discovered the echo of his voice and its resonances at an early age, then in his youth he picked up an Oud and his career as a musician became extraordinary. He is a recording artist and can also be heard in movie soundtracks.

The music for Jazz Across Continents is arranged by versatile composer-arranger-pianist John Beasley who seeks to create musical bridges sparking cultural collaboration and creating joy in the process. Beasley is known for his work with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and as Music Director for the Thelonious Monk Institute’s International Jazz Day global concerts.

Konserthuset Stockholm’s Blue House Jazz All Stars, featuring Peter Asplund and Magnus Lindgren, welcomes back global artist John Beasley for a unique concert showcasing internationally renowned musicians from several continents. Expect the unexpected when they come on stage together with Tunisian Oud and vocalist Dhafer Yousef, Brazilian drummer Kiko Frietas, soul and jazz diva China Moses and Italian-American bassist John Patitucci for an intercultural musical experience. This act of musical collaboration hopes to show the power of music to diminish borders.

Grammy winning recording bassist John Patitucci has been at the forefront of the jazz world performing with living legends Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. China Moses has a long career as a singer as well as a presenter for MTV France. She tours as a solo artist and has worked for Meshell Ndegeocello and DJ Mehdi.

Kiko Frietas was born into a family of musicians, poets and artists and grew up learning and drumming with the who’s who of Brazilian and world music, including Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michel Legrand.

Dhafer Yousef discovered the echo of his voice and its resonances at an early age, then in his youth he picked up an Oud and his career as a musician became extraordinary. He is a recording artist and can also be heard in movie soundtracks.

Much of the music for Jazz Across Continents is arranged by versatile composer-arranger-pianist John Beasley who seeks to create musical bridges sparking cultural collaboration and creating joy in the process. Beasley is known for his work with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and as Music Director for the Thelonious Monk Institute’s International Jazz Day global concerts.

Magnus Lindgren, renowned saxophonist, flutist, composer and arranger, has released ten albums; the latest being Stockholm Underground, focusing on the jazz flute. Trumpet player and singer Peter Asplund has released eight albums and as a widely sought-after musician appeared on countless more. Lindgren and Asplund are both immensely versatile musicians, and leaders of Konserthuset Stockholm’s big band Blue House Jazz Orchestra.
In cooperation with Stockholm Jazz Festival

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