Josef Woodard

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    Joshua Redman (left), Scott Colley, Brian Blade and Ron Miles perform as Still Dreaming during the Ystad Jazz Festival in Sweden.
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    Jan Lundgren (left) leads a quartet featuring Dan Berglund, Jukka Pekka and Morton Lund at the Ystad Jazz Festival Aug. 5 in Ystad, Sweden.
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    Pat Metheny (left), Gard Nilssen and Arild Andersen perform at the Molde Festival in Norway.

    Metheny Goes Nordic at Molde Fest

    Up at the lovely and artistically rewarding Molde Jazz Festival in Norway (boasting status as one of Europe’s oldest…

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    Alexander von Schlippenbach (left), Rudi Mahall, Uli Jennessen and Axel Dörner perform at the Molde Jazz Festival in Norway. (Obscured: bassist Jan Roder)
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    Vijay Iyer (center) performs with the Brentano String Quartet on June 10.
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    Tom Rainey (left), Scot Colley, Julian Lage and Nels Cline perform as the Nels Cline Four at the FIMAV Festival.

    Sax Sonics, Guitar Phonics at FIMAV

    Among other new developments at the unique cultural phenomenon that is FIMAV (Festival International Musique Actuelle…

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    Iiro Rantala (center) performs with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as part of a Finnish showcase during jazzahead! 2017, which ran from April 27–30.
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    Ingebrigt Håkaer Flaten (left), Mette Rasmussen and Torbjörn Zetterberg perform at the Vossa Jazz Festival in Voss, Norway.
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    Matthew Greif (left), Scott Tennant, William Kanengiser and John Dearman are the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
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    Lucinda Williams (left) with Charles Lloyd at the Lobero Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 28.
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    Jason Moran gives a lecture to Jazztopad attendees prior to his show at the festival on Nov. 18.
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    Wayne Shorter (left) and John Patitucci perform at the Jazztopad Festival in Worclaw, Poland.
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    Dave Holland (left) and Chris Potter perform at the Tampere Jazz Happening in Tampere, Finland, on Nov. 6.
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    Pascal (left) and Remy Le Boeuf released the album Imaginist on Oct. 14.
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    Mantana Roberts (clockwise, from left), Ingrid Laubrock, Eve Risser, Myra Melford, Mary Halvorson and Mette Henriette will appear at the Berlin Jazz Festival.
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    Jacob Collier performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, California, on Sept. 18.
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    Pat Metheny plays his Pikasso guitar during a performance at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California, on Sept. 14.
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    Top: Wayne Shorter (left) and Herbie Hancock. Bottom: Carlos Santana (left), Marcus Miller and Cindy Blackman Santana.
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    Ola Kvernberg (left) and Joshua Redman perform at the Molde Jazz Festival in Molde, Norway, on July 20.
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    Joss Stone performs at the Molde Jazz Festival in Molde, Norway, on July 23.
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    Brian Blade performs at the Aarhus Jazz Festival in Aarhus, Denmark, on July 12.
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    Palle Mikkelborg (left), Joey Baron, Thomas Morgan and Jakob Bro perform in Copenhagen on July 8.
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    Vocalist Simin Tander brought disarming depth and entrancing spirit to the Vossa Jazz Festival in Voss, Norway, on March 20.
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    Lionel Loueke (left), Marcus Strickland and Ambrose Akinmusire perform at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival in this still from a Blue Note Records publicity video. The band played in Montreal on July 1.
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    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah onstage at Gesu during the Montreal Jazz Festival on June 30.
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    Gregory Porter (left) and Emanuel Harrold perform on June 29, the opening night of the 2016 Montreal Jazz Festival.
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    Ola Kvernberg will serve as artist-in-residence of the 2016 Molde Jazz Festival, which takes place from July 18–23 in Molde, Norway.
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    Thurman Barker (left), Eli Fountain, George Lewis, Aiyun Huang and Tyshawn Sorey perform at the 2016 FIMAV in Victoriaville, Canada.
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    John Medeski (left), Julian Lage, G. Calvin Weston, Craig Taborn, Gyan Riley and David Fiuczynski onstage at the FIMAV Festival in Victoriaville, Canada, on May 21.
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    Saxophonist Christoph Irniger (center) leads his namesake quintet, Christoph Irniger Pilgrim, at the Jazzahead! conference in Bremen, Germany, on April 23.
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    Keith Jarrett, seen here in a publicity photo, performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on April 29.
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    Dave Gisler (left), Florian Egli and Martina Berther of Weird Beard perform at this year’s Jazzahead! conference in Bremen, Germany.
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    Christian McBride performs as part of the Mack Avenue SuperBand at the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival
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    David Holland will headline the Vossa Jazz Festival which takes place in Voss, Norway, from March 18–20

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