Archive for August, 2003

Zawinul Syndicate Headed to Japan

Saturday, August 16th, 2003

The Zawinul Syndicate has booked performances in Yokohama and Tokyo during the week of October 8-12. These are Zawinul’s first appearances in Japan in several years. According to the info I have received, the drummer will be Nathaniel Townsley, while the rest of the line-up (Linley Marthe on bass, Amit Chatterjee on guitar, and Manolo Badrena on percussion) remains the same. The Syndicate will return to Europe in late October and November. Concerts are booked in Switzerland and Austria.

It would probably be a good time to point out that I do not have an official itinerary for Zawinul. Since I am not given official itineraries, I simply use the best information that I have on the Tour Dates page. I will include a link to the venue or the event, if I can find one. The following seems obvious to me, but I guess it needs saying: Use the Tour Dates page as a guide. Always contact the venue for confirmation and to purchase tickets. Don’t just show up because you read it here.

Paco Sery Article

Saturday, August 16th, 2003

A nice article about former Syndicate drummer Paco Sery popped up on the web recently, in conjunction with Sery’s performances in South Africa.

“Following His Own Beat,” by John Matshikiza, Mail & Guardian Online

Zawinul To Be Honored on Special Austrian Postage Stamp

Saturday, August 16th, 2003

Zawinul with a large rendition of his Austrian postage stampESC Records reports that Austrian mail will put out a special issue postage stamp using the artwork from the cover of Faces and Places. According to ESC, “It is a great honour because legendary keyboard player Joe Zawinul is one of a few living celebrities, who have made it onto a stamp. Until this year only the respective presidents achieved such an public esteem in their lifetime.”