Moment of Improvisation: Laima Jansone at TEDxRiga

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Laima Jansone is the most accomplished and the most promising Latvian traditional kokle player, who is especially gifted in the demanding art of improvisation. Currently Laima is the Ethnographical Music student of J.VÄ«tols Latvian Music Academy. Laima entreprets traditional kokle in her own signature manner of playing, which combines both…

Michael Jefry Stevens + Dave Ballou: jazz improv

For over 35 years, Michael Jefry Stevens has been associated with some of the most important figures in modern jazz. Frank Rubolino of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, Stevens is a sensitive pianist who ekes out droplets of sparkling gems or volumes of rushing waves having a lyrical foundation and a…