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CONTENTS

July 10: harp day @ North Sea Jazz!

Interview with Edmar Castaneda in Amsterdam

Cristina Braga in France

World premiere Camac Midi Harp


Opening Harp Center Brussels by Maria Palatine

Summer courses

New releases

Gadgets!

YouTube tips


JULY 10 HARP DAY @ NORTH SEA JAZZ!

YES! Harp is getting more and more accepted in the jazz world! The renowned North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, programmed three harp players on one day!

Friday, July 10, 2009:
- Edmar Castaneda clinic 20.45 info
- Zeenah Parkins, 21.00 info
- Iro Haarla Quintet, 22.30 info
- Edmar Castaneda 00.15 info

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PLAYING TRUMPET ON THE HARP ?

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Edmar Castaneda had clearly left a great impression at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam last Summer, as he was invited back there within 8 months!

We met him there, and took our chance to bring you this interview. We added a small review as well.

CRISTINA BRAGA IN FRANCE

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On February 8th 2009, Cristina Braga (Brasil) played at the annual Festival des Harpes en Avesnois at Espace Gerard Phillipe, Maubeuge. Featuring Ricardo Medeiros (bass) and Flo Pfeiffer (drums). The afternoon was filled with Latin-American jazz standards and songs from ancient times mixed with improvisation and grooving rhythms. Cristina is not only a great jazz harpist but also a great performer. She brought the warmth of the streets of Rio de Janeiro (her hometown) to the concert hall and we all forgot the cold, hazy winter landscape of Maubeuge outside... read more

WORLD PREMIERE CAMAC MIDI HARP

Yes, indeed! Spectacular news for the harp: after ten years of development, Camac showed its newest invention tot the world... the Camac MIDI harp.camacmidi

Of course a lot has been going on with MIDI and harp already, but until now only for smaller harps and more limited systems. Now there is a pedal harp within the MIDI spectrum with incredible possibilities. read more

OPENING HARP CENTER BRUSSELS

harpcenterbr On May 15, 2009, Maria Palatine opened her 'Harp Center Brussels' in Belgium.
A wonderful spot at walking distance from the train station, where she invites harpists and other fellow musicians to explore the harp in new ways. A place for interchange, information, teaching and performing. There is a music hall that seats appr. 100, lighting, a PA and a bar, and a true harp lift leading up to it!
Maria teaches there, organises master classes (e.g. Rhythms in jazz, pop, Cuban & Brazilian music), and gives and hosts performances. She welcomes other creative initiatives and cooperations.
Her opening concert was a solo singer-songwriter performance. She has an enchantingly beautiful voice, and sings in French, English, German and in a wonderful sounding language that she created herself. more...

SUMMER COURSES!

1-5 JUL> Park Stickney & Deborah Henson Conant workshops and concert @ Big Sky Folk Harp Festival, Big Sky, MT, USA www.bigskyharpfestival.com

4-11 JUL
> Maria Palatine New Horizons course improvisation & melody accompaniment @ Academie internationale d'été Wallonie, Neufchateau, Belgium www.akdt.be, www.mariapalatine.com

10 JUL > Edmar Castaneda clinic and concert @ the North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, the Netherlands www.northseajazz.com

15-17 JUL > Park Stickney workshop @ Trieste, Italy www.jazzharp.com

10-11 AUG > Park Stickney private lessons and workshop @ Harp Masters, International Summer College, Aarau, Switzerland www.jazzharp.com, www.harpmasters.com

19-21 AUG > Park Stickney workshop and concert with Rudiger Opperman @ Festival Gargilesse, France www.jazzharp.com, www.gargilesse.fr

23-27 AUG > Deborah Henson-Conant Performance Course @ the Celebration Barn, South Paris, ME, USA www.hipharp.com

DON'T FORGET

regularly check the global jazz harp calendar

at www.jazzharp.org !

CONTRIBUTE YOURSELF!

News, calendar items, articles/reviews, and graphic material for our website and newsletter are always welcome!


THANKS FOR LISTENING!

iJHF, Sabine Meijers & Brenda Dor-Groot

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SPRING 2009 NEWSLETTER


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NEW RELEASES

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EDMAR CASTANEDA - ENTRE CUERDAS
On his newest cd, Edmar is using traditional Colombo-Venezuelan music, música llanera, and rhythms from Brazil, Cuba, Flamenco... all moulded in improvisation. With John Scofield (guitar), Joe Locke (vibes) and others. For sale at cd baby.

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ROSETTY - JAZZY HARPING TOGETHER
8 pieces for the beginning jazz harp player with cd accompaniment. It's also possible to play live with a jazz combo (parts, such as a chord symbol chart, included). For sale at www.otjaharpcenter.com and www.broekmans.com.


GADGETS!

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* Sabine, Luna Dussenbroek & Brenda after an iJHF jazzharp workshop

I LOVE JAZZHARP T-SHIRTS
Very soon, we will start our online store, stacked with jazz harp CDs, sheet music, and gadgets!
We're making a headstart now with a special discount on I love Jazz Harp T-Shirts! We have quite some small and a few bigger sizes left from the World Harp Congress which we are selling at a discount prize of €10! Send an email to info@jazzharp.org to obtain yours!


YOUTUBE TIPS

A very short video of Iro Haarla and her quartet. We hope to find more material online soon!

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http://www.youtube.com/
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Just for fun...

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