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European Jazz Festival to be held in Viet Nam

Oct 31, 2003

Ha Noi, Oct. 31 (VNA) - The third European Jazz Festival will be held in Viet Nam from Nov. 8-15 with the participation of bands from Belgium, Denmark, Norway, the Czech Republic, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and Viet Nam.

The jazz bands, which will give six performances in Ha Noi and five shows in Ho Chi Minh City, include the Eurostars Quartet 2 with Saxophonist Fluvio Albano of Italy, pianist Dag Arnessen of Norway, contrabassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse of Belgium and drummer Alex Riel of Denmark; the Urban Connection Band of Norway and duos, and trios from Sweden, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark.

Vietnamese saxophonists Quyen Van Minh, Quyen Thien Dac and Tran Manh Tuan, bass guitarist Vu Ngoc Ha, drummer Le Quoc Hung and the Hanoi Jazz Band, Red River Big Band and Le Vu Voeten Xp will attend the festival.

During the festival, training courses manned by participating artists will be held at the Ha Noi Conservatory and a photo exhibition on the previous jazz festivals will open at the French Culture Centre. - Enditem

by vnanet.vn - 31/10/2003

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