The 'Printemps Musical' music festival will start on Friday, 24 February with a concert by one of the best blues and jazz voices. B.J. Scott will be presenting "Satin Dolls" at 8 p.m. at Neimënster (Salle Robert Krieps), featuring lesser-known gems of blues and jazz and her exceptional voice. In 2015 she paid tribute to Billie Holiday and other great female singers she influenced, including Nina Simone and Dinah Washington.
The festival, already in its 35th year, will run until 21 April. It will be presenting a two-month programme featuring top-class names at nine concerts at Den Atelier, at Neimënster and at Luxembourg City's Conservatoire.
A concentration of talent
The programme includes B.J. Scott with "Satin Dolls"; B.J. is a judge on the Belgian version of The Voice, and with "Satin Dolls" she will be taking festival-goers on a journey through an age of musical sensuality filled with pure emotions. The festival also includes the famous drummer Billy Cobham with the Luxembourg Jazz Orchestra, who will mostly be playing pieces from the album "Broad Horizon", and the atypical musicians of Belem & Friends, who will be offering their audience a bouquet of their compositions that brings together the various strands of their experience. Rebekka Bakken, considered to be one of the most influential voices in Europe, the "First Lady" of global hip-hop Akua Naru, the exceptional duo Noa and Gil Dor, Juan Garcia-Herreros, better known by his stage name "Snow Owl", who is one of the ten best electric bass guitarists in the world, will also be performing at the 2017 edition of the festival. Festival-goers will be able to hear Colombia's Yuri Buenaventura, celebrating his return with his new album "Paroles", and the drummer Steve Gadd, who has forged a career alongside some of the greatest names, including Eric Clapton and James Taylor, in performance at Den Atelier.
The festival, which contributes to Luxembourg City's cultural image, programmes about ten concerts each year, mainly showcasing jazz and world music. The 'Printemps Musical' attracts thousands of visitors each year.
(Article written by the editorial team of the portal at 'luxembourg.lu'.)