The North Atlantic Jazz Alliance

2020 performance date TBD

NAJA is a German- American Composers Ensemble with some of the finest West-Coast and German Jazz Recording Artists who are also veteran Jazz Educators.
Burger is the founding member of NAJA received funding to be a part of the activities celebrating the German American year 18/19.
NAJA will depart on a 4 concert Tour in July of 2019 with planned concerts in Southern California, Las Vegas and Alaska.

NAJA Artists are:
Marshall Hawkins (bass, Miles Davis), Paul Kreibich (drums, Ray Charles), Markus Burger (piano), James Linahon (trumpet, Frank Sinatra),
Jan von Klewitz (alto sax, Maceo Parker) and Bill Yeager (trombone, Aretha Franklin).

It is also noteworthy that the Smithsonian Museum has chosen the short film "TRANE & MILES" with Music by NAJA to become part of the archives at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The film depicts a seminal series of meetings between tenor saxophone legend John Coltrane and pioneering trumpeter Miles Davis during the creation of the biggest selling jazz album in music history, “Kind of Blue.”  Part of the soundtrack will be featured in the concerts during our tour.
Should you be interested in a performance or master class contact us at +310-467-8588

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