The Hot Box #029 – International Jazz Day

In The Hot Box Episode 29 we celebrate International Jazz Day which is a relatively new affair started back in 2011 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and gain much ground.

This episode features a necessarily small sample of music created by jazz musicians from many different countries, including Ireland, demonstrating the increasingly wide dimension of jazz music today and the role that it plays around the world. Even the first piece played includes musicians from Colombia, Cuba, Canada, USA, Switzerland, Argentina, Greece, France and Portugal, recorded in a big band led by Colombian newcomer Juan Andres Ospina.

You can hear tracks from Francesco Turrisi’s new album “Northern Migrations” as well as Linley Hamilton’s new album “Making Other Arrangements”. On top of that we have tracks from a surprise parcel from the Norwegian Embassy in Dublin and many more international acts.

We are still seeking recordings by Irish pianists, so if you know of any, let us know. The Hot Box is released on every 2 weeks and can be heard on-line around the world. Tell your jazz loving friends, and talk to us direct with comments and suggestions to

Track List for The Hot Box #029 – International Jazz Day

# Artist Track Title Time
01 Michel Camilo One More Once 00:00
02 Juan Andrés Ospina Big Band Tramontana 02:44
03 Erin McDougall The Masquerade is Over 11:11
04 John Surman Summer Song 18:43
05 Francesco Turrisi Mi Mariposa Hermosa 25:52
06 Stefano Bellini Easy Healing 31:01
07 Northern Concept Early Spring 41:00
08 Magnolia Jazz Band Linger Awhile 48:03
09 Linley Hamilton Con Alma 54:15
10 Francesco Turrisi Northern Migrations 59:25
11 Juan Andrés Ospina Big Band Todavia 1:04:55
Donald Helme
Author: Donald Helme
Donald presented Jazz Alley, Ireland’s number one jazz show, on RTE Lyric FM from the station’s first week on air until the end of 2015. “I am not a musician, and have never pretended to be anything other than a lifetime fan with loads of experience and hopefully, good ears.”
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