An early birthday party—Zawinul turns 70 on July 7—was held on June 30 at Jazzfest Wien in Joe’s hometown of Vienna, Austria. Pictures and video clips can be found at the Jazzfest Wien web site. (The direct link to the pictures and video clips is here.) According to my friend Thomas Kober, who said a television broadcast of the concert, the women on stage with the Syndicate are Sabine Kabongo and Mavana (Lucile, Eliane, Annie Andriamanana and Monique Raoiliarimalala).
Meanwhile, Zawinul’s record label, ESC Records, promises that this month’s news on their web site will be dedicated to Zawinul. So far two updates in four days, so check it out.