WOMEX is a world music event, but jazz also has a place there. This year, the WOMEX program in Budapest included several jazz concerts – already on the first night, trumpet player Avishai Cohen’s Triveni, one of Spain’s leading fusion musicians, saxophonist and flutist Javier Paxariño gave a triumphant concert with his trio, but Martin Luben’s impression was particularly good on Martin Luben. From a suitcase full of WOMEX …

Jazz vocal tip: Cassandra Wilson 60

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Cassandra Wilson was no prodigy. The father of a jazz musician and his music-loving mother led Cassandra to music studies early on. As a teenager, he switched from clarinet to guitar and performed as a folk musician in clubs during his university studies. At the same time, interest in jazz arose. He made his first recording of “Tropical breeze” in 1980 with his hometown band Jasmine, which played Brazilian pop jazz. Already in this, only in 2002 …

Villu Veski: searching keeps the minds open

Villu Veski is one of those men who is embarrassing to introduce – everyone knows what to bring here anyway. Yet – as the conversation below shows – not even The Beatles are immune to the unknown.