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2003 in jazz

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This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 2003.

Contents

January

  • 30 – The 6th Polarjazz started in Longyearbyen, Svalbard (January 30 – February 2).
  • April

  • 11
  • The 30th Vossajazz started at Voss, Norway (April 11 – 13).
  • Kåre Opheim was awarded Vossajazzprisen 2003.
  • 3 – Terje Rypdal performs the commissioned work Vossabrygg for Vossajazz 2003.
  • May

  • 21 – The 31st Nattjazz 2004 started in Bergen, Norway (May 21 – 31).
  • June

  • 6 – The 32nd Moers Festival started in Moers, Germany (June 6 – 9).
  • 23 – The 15th Jazz Fest Wien started in Vienna, Austria (June 23 – July 13).
  • 26 – The 24th Montreal International Jazz Festival started in Montreal, Canada (June 26 - July 6).
  • July

  • 4 – The 37th Montreux Jazz Festival started in Montreux, Switzerland (July 4 – 20).
  • The 25th Copenhagen Jazz Festival started in Copenhagen, Denmark (July 2 – 11).
  • 11 – The 28th North Sea Jazz Festival started in The Hague, The Netherlands (July 11 – 13).
  • 12 – The 38th Pori Jazz Festival started in Pori, Finland (July 12 – 20).
  • 14 – The 43rd Moldejazz started in Molde, Norway (July 14 – 19).
  • 22 – The 56th Nice Jazz Festival started in Nice, France (July 22 – 29).
  • 24 – The 38th San Sebastian Jazz Festival started in San Sebastian, Spain (July 24 – 29).
  • 25 – The 20th Stockholm Jazz Festival started in Stockholm, Sweden (July 25 – August 2).
  • August

  • 6 – The 17th Sildajazz started in Haugesund, Norway (August 6 – 10).
  • 8 – The 20th Brecon Jazz Festival started in Brecon, Wales (August 8 – 10).
  • 11
  • The 49th Newport Jazz Festival started in Newport, Rhode Island (April 11 – 15).
  • The 18th Oslo Jazzfestival started in Oslo, Norway (August 11 - 17).
  • 18
  • The Public Law 108 - 72 - Smithsonian Facilities Authorization Act, which includes language strongly endorsing Jazz and urging that "musicians, schools, colleges, libraries, concert halls, museums, radio and television stations, and other organizations should develop programs to explore, perpetuate, and honor Jazz as a national and world treasure", was signed by President George W. Bush.
  • September

  • 19 – The 46th Monterey Jazz Festival started in Monterey, California (September 19 – 21).
  • November

  • 14 – The 12th London Jazz Festival started in London, England (November 14 – 23).
  • Unknown date

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    B

  • Michael Brecker: Wide Angles
  • F

  • Michael Franks: Watching the Snow
  • G

  • Kenny Garrett: Standard of Language
  • Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band: XXL
  • i

  • The Idea of North: Here & Now
  • M

  • James Morrison: On The Edge (with Simon Stockhausen)
  • N

  • Mike Nock: Changing Seasons with Brett Hirst and Toby Hall
  • R

  • The Rippingtons: Let It Ripp
  • S

  • Wayne Shorter: Alegria
  • W

  • Amy Winehouse: Frank
  • Deaths

    February
  • 1 – Mongo Santamaría (80), Afro-Cuban latin jazz percussionist.
  • April
  • 20 – Teddy Edwards (78), American jazz saxophonist.
  • 21 – Nina Simone (71), American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist.
  • July
  • 1 – Herbie Mann (73), American jazz flautist (prostate cancer).
  • 12 – Benny Carter (95), American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and bandleader (bronchitis).
  • November
  • 9 – Buddy Arnold (77), American jazz saxophonist.
  • References

    2003 in jazz Wikipedia


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