Michael Janisch- Update on quintet tour with Jason Palmer

Website traffic has been picking up in the past few days here. Readers have been seeking out an interview I did back in March with bassist Michael Janisch. He’s about to set out on tour with a quintet including trumpeter Jason Palmer (above).

Janisch has an amzing story to tel. But the reason for the renewed interest is that Janisch is about to embark on a national tour, launching the first album under his own name, “Purpose Built.”. I’m going to catch it at the Epsom Playhouse on September 17th. In fact I’ll be interviewing Janisch onstage before the Epsom gig.

Janisch’s extremely classy touring band sees him in the company of Brits Paul Booth (saxophones) and Jim Hart (vibes) with Americans Clarence Penn (drums), and Jason Palmer (trumpet)- whose musical journey is as remarkable as Janisch’s (follow this link) .

UPDATE: I Managed to post this just TWO HOURS before Michael Janisch announced that his website was going live: Check out michaeljanisch.com for eg the Pizza Express Residency “Michael Janisch Presents…”
Here are the full list of tour dates.

Monday 31 August: AberJazz Festival, Theatr Gwaun, West Street, Fishguard,

Box Office: 01348 873 421; Tickets: £7/£5 concs; Time: 6pm

Tuesday 1 September: St Ives Jazz Club, Western Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall
Box Office: 01736 798 061; Tickets: £9/£6 concs; Time: 9pm

Wednesday 2 September: Swansea Jazz Land, St James Club, St James Crescent,
Swansea, Wales
Box Office: 01792 380 615; Tickets: £10/£7 concs; Time: 8.30pm

Thursday 3 September: Plough Arts Centre, Fore Street, Torrington, Devon
Box Office: 01805 624 624; Tickets: £10/£9 concs/£8 Plough supporters; Time:

Friday 4 September: Fleece Jazz at the Stoke by Nayland Club, Keepers
Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex
Box Office: 01787 211865; Tickets: £17; Time: 8pm

Saturday 5 September: Orange Street Music Club, 15 Orange Street,
Canterbury, Kent
Box Office: 01227 760 801; £8/6 concs; Time: 8pm

Wednesday 9 September: Hull Jazz Club, Goodfellowship Inn, Cottingham Road,
Box Office: 01482 346 239; Tickets: £12; Time: 8.30pm

Thursday 10 September: The Bonnington Theatre, High Street Arnold,
Box Office: 0115 9670 114; Tickets: £12/£10 concs/£5 students/children;
Time: 8pm

Friday 11 September: Wakefield Jazz at Wakefield Sports Club, Eastmoor
Road, Wakefield
Box Office: 01977 680 542; Tickets: £12/£10 concs/ £6 students; Time: 8.30pm

Saturday 12 September: Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle
upon Tyne
Box Office: 0191 232 1232; Tickets: £10/£8 concs; Time: 8pm

Sunday 13 September: Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow
Box Office: 0141 353 8000; Tickets: £13/£11.50; Time: 8pm

Monday 14th
Elgin , Nichael Janisch is guesting with Tommy Smith’s Orchestra and Gary Burton

Tuesday 15th
Dempsey’s Cardiff

Wednesday 16 September: Taylor John’s House, Coal Vaults, Canal Basin, St
Nicholas Street, Coventry
Box Office: 024 7655 9958; Tickets: £8; Time: 9.15pm

Thursday 17 September: Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey
Box Office: 01372 742 555; Tickets: £16.50/£13.20 concs; Time: 8pm

Friday 18 September: Scarborough International Jazz Festival, The Spa,
South Bay, Scarborough
Box Office: 01723 357 869; Tickets: TBA; Time: 8pm

Saturday 19 September: Scarborough International Jazz Festival, Scarborough
– guesting with E.A.S.Y. Jazz Big Band
Box Office: 01723 357 869; Tickets: TBA; Time: 8pm

Sunday 20 September: Smokeys Jazz and Blues Bar, 37 Mesenes Street, Wigan
Box Office: TBA; Tickets: £6; Time: 8.30pm

Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 September: Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho,
Box Office: 0845 6027 017; Tickets: £15; Time: 8pm

Thursday 24 September: The Spin at the Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford
Box Office: 01865 721 156; Tickets: £9/£7; Time: 9pm

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2 replies »

  1. I was at their Glasgow gig, and yes, they were excellent. If you can get along to any of their remaining shows, I recommend you do so.

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