1) A pair of tickets for New York’s Big 3 Palladium at the Barbican Centre on Sunday January 24th
To coincide with the major BBC Four Latin Music USA series, the Barbican will be shaking things up on Sun 24 Jan with sizzling mambo, cha cha cha and salsa grooves from New York’s Big 3 Palladium – one of the greatest Latin bands of all. Featuring Machito Jr, Tito Rodriguez Jr, Jimmy Bosch & Larry Harlow, playing the music of the original great big-band leaders. Support from New York’s hottest salsa export La Excelencia. The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra concert will be broadcast on BBC Four on 29 January 9pm.
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2) Two for the price of one at the Pizza Express on either January 27th or 28th. Alyn Cosker, with Seamus Blake and Michael Janisch. The winner will also receive a free copy of Michael Janisch’s fine CD Purpose Built featuring a stunning array of UK and US jazz performers.