2nd CCP International Jazz Festival to be held from September 17-22

 

sitti: jazz singer joins the 2nd ccp international jazz fest
sitti: jazz singer joins the 2nd ccp international jazz fest

“2nd CCP International Jazz Festival to be held from September 17-22”

Jazz fans can’t ask for anything more when jazz artists from all over the world gather and create rhythm, music and starlight at the 2nd CCP International Jazz Festival on September 17-22 at various venues of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Featuring more than 100 artists and 15 bands from the Philippines, USA, Europe and Asia, the 2nd CCP International Jazz Festival will offer performances of jazz music in all its styles, from the big band, swing, blues, fusion and experimental.

 

The 2nd CCP International Jazz Festival also features workshops and lectures on the various jazz genres.

Bands and artists slated to perform at the event are the Dutch quartet, Buzz Bros Band, drummer Harald Huyssen, Low-Cal, Johnny Alegre, Humanfolk, Indonesian guitarist Wayan Balawan, Italian accordionist, pianist and guitarist Fabio Turchetti, Japanese guitarist Shun Kikuta, Malaysian acoustic guitar player Roger Wang, Royal Hartigan and Blood Drum Spirit, Bob Aves, Sitti, UP Jazz Ensemble, Emi Munji and his orchestra, UST Jazz Band, New Musicians Guild and Anything Goes, A.M.P. Big Band, jazz band Akasha, chamber jazz trio MAJAM, jazz vocalist Charito, Indonesian group Bandung Blues Project, Brown Fix, Brass Munkeys, Argentine-born guitarist Neris Gonzalez, Filipina jazz singer and recording artist Sandra Lim Viray.

Various venues of the CCP will be used for the festival. The CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo will feature performers and groups whose production and equipment set-up would call for a larger stage and expected audience size, while the Silangan Hall will cater to jazz aficionados who prefer a more intimate setting. In addition, partnerships with some hotels enable some of the Festival performers to provide a sampling of their expertise in these venues.

The 2nd CCP International Jazz Festival, CCP President Raul Sunico said, is a recognition of the jazz genre as a major style of musical creativity through improvisation as well as the distinct theories in its harmonic, scalar, and rhythmic components that are both appealing and inviting to the listener.

“The global attraction of jazz has reached a wide spectrum of enthusiasts including Asia where its own brand of Eastern and ethnic music seems to fuse well with its style,” Sunico said. “Through the Festival, CCP hopes to bring the Philippines into the mainstream of global jazz activity and make it a legitimate and recognized venue for International Jazz Festivals.”

 

Another objective the CCP hopes to achieve thorough the CCP Jazz festival, according to Sunico, would be to create a harmonious relationship among the country’s jazz figures and groups.

“With the establishment of so many of these ensembles, it is imperative for the CCP to provide a prestigious venue for our talents to perform and be discovered, to play and to listen, to seek a camaraderie with which to collaborate with other groups, and to help propagate this wonderful musical genre for everyone to enjoy,” Sunico said.

In August 2011, the CCP held its first international jazz festival billed The Story of Jazz: 1st CCP International Jazz Festival. It featured more than 150 jazz musicians from all over the world in a series of performances and lecture-workshops.

For more tickets and information, please call the CCP Box Office at tel. no. 832-1125 local 1409 and direct line 832-3704 and visit the CCP website at www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

ang mga nakakalokang “eksena” (pero cute naman) ni gretchen barretto sa movie press!

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Siya ang tunay na Walkout Queen, dahil maka-ilang beses na siyang nag-walkout sa harap ng mga movie press people and media bloggers in some occasions. At ang latest ay ‘yung naganap more than a month ago na eksena sa Cultural Center of the Philippines. Ikinaloka ito ng mga media people, na mostly ay mga media bloggers, na halos ‘isumpa’ si Ms. Gretchen Barretto sa pagwo-walkout na ginawa niya or rather, sa kanyang “great escape” na ginawa sa mga ito!

YES, SI MS. GRETCHEN BARRETTO.

Orig na orig ang kanyang mga ‘kadramahan’ kaya naman tunay na ‘naloloka’ ang mga media and movie press people sa kanya. Imagine, excited na excited pa naman ang lahat ng media people na magbigay si Gretchen ng statement sa pagkakatalo niya bilang Best Actress sa nagdaang Cinemalaya awards, pero hayun, ibinitin niyang patiwarik ang lahat! She kept them hanging on the air and grasping for more breath! Kaya talagang naloka ang mga bloggers na nakasaksi sa drama na yun ni Gretchen.

Pero mauna sa pangyayaring ‘yan, nag-walkout na rin si Gretchen sa isang grupo naman noon ng mga movie press people sa isang pictorial session. Isang lady scribe-editor naman ng isang glossy magazine  ang “napag-tripan” niya noon. Inokray-kray niya ito, sabay walkout! Mismong ang isang giant TV network na ngangalaga sa career ni Gretchen ang hindi makapaniwala sa pangyayaring iyon, dahil karamihan sa mga press people na naro’n sa pictorial ay mga “home-grown” writers nila!

Anyway, hindi naman TULUYANG SINUSUMPA ng mga movie scribes si Gretchen maski ba ganito ang mga kadramahan niya. Cute naman kasi ang dating sa kanila. Hindi naman nang-aaway. Tipong umiiwas lang at medyo nagtataray in an “educated manner”. O, di bahhhh?

Pero may isang unforgettable experience din pala ang isang kilalang kolumnista (identified ang kolumnista na ito bilang isang Noranian, at nagho-host sa mga out-of-town shows and fiestas at may magandang tinig na “puma-paloy”) kay Gretchen. Imagine again, nag-lecture ang aktres na ito kay Mr. Movie Scribe ng “You are not doing your homework as a writer!”

‘Yan. ‘Yan ang tumataginting na lecture ni Gretchen sa nasabing movie scribe.

Nagtanong kasi ang movie scribe kay Gretchen kung bakit tila nawala siya sa eksena sa showbiz noon. Ang sagot ni Gretchen:

“No, never akong nawala! You are not doing your homework!”

Pero sinegundahan ng eksplanasyon ng movie scribe ang sagot na depensa ni Gretchen. At muli, nag-lecture si Gretchen, sabay sabing:

“You better do a research, you better Google me, mali lahat ang mga sinabi mo!”

Ha???? Talagang na-shock ang movie scribe. Panay kasi ang deny ni Gretchen in a way na hindi ka naman mao-offend. Kaya okey lang dun sa writer. Pero ang tunay na ikinaloka niya ay nuong nagpaalam na siya kay Gretchen, may final ‘one-liner’ na ginawa si Gretchen sa kanya:

“Again, you are not doing your homework talaga!”, sey ni Gretchen sa movie scribe sabay ikot patalikod at nagmadaling umalis.

Feeling tuloy ng movie scribe, estudyante muli siya na sinermunan ng titser niya! Hahahaha!

In the final analysis, cute naman ang mga “pagtataray” at mga pagwo-walkout ni Gretchen. Nakakatuwa. Original siya sa mga eksenang iyan. O di vaaahhhh!

Meanwhile, ipapalabas na sa September 5 ang movie ni Gretchen na Diplomat Hotel (una itong ipinalabas last Cinemalaya Indie fest) sa mainstream Cinemas all-over Metro Manila. Watch kayo!

 

(photos: gretchen barretto, and gretchen with mon confiado, abe pagtama, director christopher ad castillo and sarah gaulger of the “team diplomat hotel”)

 

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

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muli kayong paiiyakin sa nakakabagbag-damdamin na performance ni miggs cuaderno sa MAGPAKAILANMAN!

Imagebaby miggs with his co-stars in “magpakailanman, gloria garrido story”- mr. rez cortez, enzo pineda, janine guttierez and ms. chanda romero.

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

 

Papel ng isang batang may sakit na muscular scoliosis ang ginampanan ni baby Miggs Cuaderno sa susunod na episode ng top-rating TV drama program ng GMA Channel 7 na Magpakailanman.

Sa Davao City pa sila nag-taping ng nasabing episode na ukol sa buhay ng isang letter-sender sa programa na si Gloria Garrido. Pinamagatan itong Gloria Garrido Story and take note, talagang nakakabagbag-damdamin ang performance ni baby Miggs sa nasabing TV program! Lahat ng kapwa niya artista ay napapaiyak na kapag umaarte na siya sa harap ng kamera.

Bale sa episode na ‘yun, tila naman ata pinagtaksilan ng tadhana ang naging buhay ni Gloria Garrido. Tatlo sa mga anak niya ang nagkaroon ng sakit na “muscular scoliosis”! Magmula sa panganay (na ginampanan ni Enzo Pineda), sa pangalawang babaeng anak (na ginampanan ni Janine Guttierez na anak ni Lotlot de Leon in real life at apo rin ni Piita Corrales ) at sa bunso, na ginampanan naman ni Miggs.

Si Ms. Chanda Romero ang gumanap na Gloria Garrido at ang beteranong aktor naman na si Rez Cortez ang gumanap na ama nina baby Miggs at asawa ni Chanda.

Hangang-hanga si direk Adolf Alix, Jr. sa acting ability ni baby Miggs. Sadya palang pinahanap ni direk Adolf si baby Miggs na gumanap sa papel na ‘yun dahil magmula nung mapanood niya si baby Miggs sa dalawang Cinemalaya indie films nito na Quick Change at Purok 7 ay sadyang humanga na siya sa bata.

Incidentally, hindi alam ni baby Miggs na na-nominate pala siya sa nagdaang Cinemalaya awards bilang Best Supporting Actor. Nalaman na lamang niya ito nang isulat ng “Pep.Ph” writer na si Ruel J. Mendoza na isa pala si Miggs sa mga naging nominees doon. Kaya lalong nag-boost ngayon ang confidence ng bata.

Meanwhile, nai-release na sa “YouTube.Com” ang official trailer ng pelikulang Bamboo Flowers, ang next big movie ni baby Miggs na inaabangan na ng lahat. Ito ay entry sa darating na National Film Festival (All Masters Edition) ng Sineng Pambansa. Mula ito sa direksyon ng kanyang mentor at tatay-tatayan na si direk Maryo J. delos Reyes.

 

Imagemiggs with his mom judy at the taping of “magpakailanman”

Imagemiggs plays at davao city park where they shot the episode of “magpakailanman”

Imagemiggs loves davao city

Imagemiggs with ms. chanda romero

Imagemiggs with janine guttierez

Imagemiggs with enzo pineda

Imagemiggs with direk adolf alix, jr.

Imagemiggs with “daddy” rez cortez!