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Halifax Jazz Festival 2015 lineup announced

Halifax Jazz Festival 2015 lineup announced

The Halifax Jazz Festival released their lineup today and it’s way worth checking out, even if—scratch that—especially if you’re not a typical jazz fan. There are plenty of off-beat acts coming to town that don’t fit into the typical “jazz” category and we’ve rounded up a small sampling of some of the more unusual acts. For a full list of 2015’s artists, click here.

As one YouTube commenter succinctly put it, “Brassy Doomy/Stonery Metaly/Jazzy music.” Yup, pretty much sums up The Budos Band. Metalheads take note:

Fan of Joni Mitchell and acoustic guitars? YOU’RE IN LUCK! How about this free form take on “Both Sides Now” by Roddy Ellias:

tUnE-yArDs is fun, upbeat and completely uncategorizable. Electro-pop? Synth-folk? Mixing drum loops and and electric ukelele, it’s probably easiest if you just give’r a listen:

Rap and R&B take on an international flair in the form of Vox Sambou:

Oh hey there, ravers. Thought we forgot about you? Nope. Give Moon Hooch a listen. It’s danceable and fun—they have traffic cones in a sax ffs. They even have bass (saxophone) drops! What more could you want?:

Not too sure how to classify Tin Men and the Telephone, but they’re pretty cool and strangely infectious with their blend of technology and classical jazz stylings:

For fans of Beach House and Kate Bush, Alana Yorke is there for you:

 

Source: Jessica Flower, thecoast.ca

23 April 2015 Music , , , ,

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