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Fred Anderson (March 22, 1929 – June 24, 2010) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist who was based in Chicago, Illinois. With a distinctive forward-bent playing posture, Anderson's playing was rooted in the swing music and hard bop idioms, but also incorporated innovations from free jazz, rendering him, as critics Ron Wynn and Joslyn Layne have written, "a seminal figure among Chicago musicians in the '60s." He played on the MEDIAWAVE Festival (2003). He get the "Parallel Culture" Award 2003 (MEDIAWAVE Award). video + video2 + video3
Here (click on details) you can watch an excerpt of the concert of Iva Bittová and the interview with her taken on 16 May after the Festival's most effective music programme thank to her.
You can watch the films and photos made during the 18th PASSPORT CONTROL Workshop in Szombathely, at the same time with MEDIAWAVE Festival. Soon the concert video of the Roma-Hungarian Ethno Workshop led by Gabriella Tintér and György Ferenczi will also be available. You can watch the films by clicking on the details below, while the photos are accessible here. If you are interested in taking part in the workshop next time, in a short time the call for entry of the MEDIAWAVE Summer Art Camp (PASSPORT CONTROL 19) will be published.
Today the last instrument became silent in Rudersdorf, Burgenland. The musicians went home...
Even the catastrophical weather conditions couldn't stop MEDIAWAVE Festival's jazz and environment weekend in Őriszentpéter. Surprisingly - even for organizers - the shed theater's hall was filled for the excellent international jazz concerts. Grencsó Kollektíva Duplo & Mikolaj Trzaska & Emil Gros closing concert - click here!
Romungro Fiúk, a band from Csorna that counts as MEDIAWAVE Festival's own house band, and that got a push in the acoustic-international ethno workshops of György Ferenczi, boosting their musical development, was recently awarded by FRINGE Pécs2010 Festival's special award. At the same time they got the opportunity to participate in the international talent programme Roots&Routers. Congratulations to Vilmos Csuha and Péter Horváth!
The third weekend of MEDIAWAVE Festival contains several special and unique program, while it also steps over the borders. Its venues are: Őriszentpéter (HUN), Rudersdorf (AUT) and the event will be closed by a picnic at the three countries' (Austria, Hungary, Slovenia) borderlines' meeting.
For the programmes, click on more details!
Selected photos are available in the photo gallery from the photo workshop that ended on 8th May 2010. After the festival, more pictures will be available on the web on the work and atmosphere of the workshops, and the seven ready-made films of the young filmmakers will also be uploaded along with the final concert of the music workshop, led by György Ferenczi and Gabriella Tintér. On Passport Control 18. workshops, young Roma and Hungarians worked in cooperation, supported by the Norway Grants.
The artist mostly looked forward to was the "godfather of rap", Gil Scott-Heron on the second weekend of MEDIAWAVE festival. But the musical centre of gravity was in the end: Baba Zula from Istanbul has taken all the credits - in magic, sight and energy.
photo: Molnár Edvárd
Only weather chilled out MEDIAWAVE Festival that moved to Szombathely this year. On its 20th occasion the well-known quality has been presented at the film and music muster.
/Gil Scott-Heron at MEDIAWAVE
photo by Edvárd Molnár/