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18 January 2023

READ ELSEWHERE

  • LondonJazz News is rated the No. 6 music blog in the UK by Vuelio – Read here
  • The Music Venue Trust has written to the Chairman of the BBC about the potential axeing of the entire BBC Introducing set-up – Read here
  • The programme for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is announced – Read here
  • A fundraiser has been set up to drummer Victor Lewis cover medical and living costs while he recovers from a neurological issue that has lost him the use of his legs – Read here
  • Bill Milkowski has done a lengthy interview with Dave Liebman – Read here
  • …and for Forbes Magazine, Samara Joy talked about cruising, Grammys and Nancy Wilson – Read here
  • Mark Stryker discusses a lesser-known side to the career of vocalist Joe Williams for JazzTimes – Read here
  • Stephen Graham talked to Pauline Le Divenach about her work at the Vortex Read here
  • One of Steve Grossman’s tenor saxophones, a Selmer SBA, is for sale – Read here
  • John Lewis reviewed Norwegian saxophonist Mette Henriette’s new album, ‘Drifting’, in the Guardian – Read here
  • …also in the Guardian, Anita Knowles pays tribute to her late father, Dick Knowles, a geography teacher and lecturer who devoted much of his spare time to running jazz clubs in London – Read here
  • For the Morning Star, Chris Searle interviewed Nicole Mitchell – Read here
  • On the ArtsDesk, Principal of the Royal Academy of Music, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, writes about why a conservatoire should make recordings – Read here
  • Tony Dudley-Evans reflects on Steve Tromans’ monthly Dr Steve’s Jazz Surgery at the Silvershine Jazz session – Read here
  • The NDR Big Band’s performance of “Chromatic Aberration”, featuring Percy Pursglove and Florian Weber, is available for streaming on YouTube – Read/ Watch here
  • Tim Dickeson reviewed the Jazz Festival in Muenster, Germany for Jazzwise – Read Here
  • The JazzPodcast interviewed Georgia Mancio about her upcoming ventures in 2023 – Read here
  • A biography of Ivor Cutler by Bruce Lindsay has been published on his centenary – Read here
  • Joe Stilgoe has a new show on JazzFM, and for his first episode, he interviewed Vince Mendoza- Read here
  • …also on JazzFM, Claire Martin talks to Nigel Williams about her new venture ECN Music (starts at 1:30:48/ picture above of Claire with Elaine Crouch, Emma Perry and Nadja von Massow) – Read / listen here

THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD

1) Live gigs

Wednesday 18 January – Trish Clowes is at the 606
Wednesday 18 January – Alex Wilson Trio are at the Vortex
Thursday 19 January – 50 Years of Headhunting: Celebrating Herbie Hancock at Koko with Xantoné Blacq , oweto inch and all star band
Thursday 19 January – The Jazz Mondays – 13-piece Little Big Band (from Dizzy Gillespie to Amy Winehouse & beyond) over in the Boston Room at Chiswick’s George IV, 185 Chiswick High Rd, W4
Thursday 19 January – Trudy Kerr is at Googlies Jazz, Botany Bay Cricket Club, EN2 8AS
Thursday 19 January – Carolina Lelis is at the 606
Thursday 19 January -Billy Marrows Sextet are at the Vortex
Thursday 19 January – Ant Law & Alex Hitchcock Quartet are at SoundCellar in Poole
Thursday 19 January – Jazz Amba with Mark Crooks and Nigel Price are at Guildford Jazz
Friday 20 January – A new venue World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, Nine Elms, London SW11 7BD opens with the Julian Joseph Trio
Friday 20 January – The Art Themen Quartet play the Jazz Room at the Bull’s Head, Barnes, W4
Friday 20 January – Claire Martin and Callum Au Songs and Stories are at Cadogan Hall
Friday 20 January – Paul Rogers , Evan Parker , Mark Sanders and Nikki Yeoh are at the Vortex
Friday 20 January – Shez Raja ‘Tales from the Punjab’ ft Vasilis Xenopoulos at 606 Club
Friday 20 January – Mike De Souza’s Chrysalis Group are at Jazz Cafe POSK 238-246 King St, London W6 0RF
Friday 20-21 January – Tessa Souter is at the Pheasantry in Chelsea with Jim Watson , Conor Chaplin and (in a very rare UK appearance) Billy Drummond
Saturday 21 January – At World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, Nine Elms, London SW11 7BD its Zoe Rahman Quintet
Saturday 21 January – Tim Garland & Jason Rebello will be launching the album at St Martins in the Fields
Saturday 21 January – A Hologram Maze are at the Vortex
Saturday 21 January – Dave O’Higgins & Rob Luft Quartet are at Jazz Cafe POSK 238-246 King St, London W6 0RF
Saturday 21 January – Alex Hitcock is at the 606 with Deschanel Gordon
Saturday 21 January – Dom Pipkin’s “Smokin’ Boogie, Bad Boys, Bourbon & The Big Easy” show highlights the music of New Orleans over at the Bull’s Head, Barnes, W4
Sunday 22 January – Lunchtime – NOXQQ Quartet (on tour from the Netherlands) are at the Oval Tavern , Croydon

Sunday 22 January 5-7pm – Tim Richards Trio are at The Music Room , 116 New Cross Road, SE14 5BA
Sunday 22 January – Elly Hoyt is at the 606
Sunday 22 January – Jazz Jam at the Vortex
Monday, 23 January – Alan Barnes/ Robert Fowler Quintet are at Bexley Jazz Club, The King’s Head, Bexley Village, DA5 1AA
Monday, 23 January – Patrick Hayes’s Crusader Project – trombone-led tribute to the Crusaders at the 606
Tuesday 24 January – John Turville Quintet are at the East Side Jazz Club in Leytonstone
Tuesday 24 January – Chris Allard/Ross Stanley – Guitar/piano modern jazz duo are at the 606
Tuesday 24 January – Andrew McCormack Trio are at Watermill Jazz,Betchworth Park Golf,Dorking RH4 1NZ.
Tuesday 24 January – Tom Challenger is at the Vortex
Tuesday 24 January – Derek Nash / James Allsopp Quintet is at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM144TJ
Tuesday 24 January – Dave Quincy’s Quincesensual at The Hare & Hounds, 79-81 Portland Road, Worthing, BN11 1QG.
Wednesday 25 January – Union Division are at the Vortex
Wednesday 25 January – Martin Nickless All Star Jazz Tentett presents ‘Music From The West Coast’ at Twickenham Jazz Club
Wednesday 25 January – Richard Fairhurst Tribute to Wayne Shorter – piano-led modern jazz quartet feat. Chris Batchelor-trumpet and George Crowley-sax at the 606
Wednesday 25 January – Harvey / O’Higgins Project are at Eastbourne – Splash Point Jazz Club, at the Fishermen’s Club BN22 7AA
Wednesday 25 January – Lulu Pierre with the Alex Webb Trio is at Piano Smithfield
Wednesday 25 – 28 January – Matt Ford and the Big City Swing Orchestra are at Wonderville, 57-60 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QX
Thursday 26 January – Alan Barnes Quartet are at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3SR
Thursday 26 January – John East Project – organ/vocal-led jazz septet feat. Nigel Price-gtr & Dave Lewis-sax are at the 606
Thursday 26 January – Calum Gourlay Quintet are at the Vortex
Thursday 26 January – Helena Debono & James Hudson present “The Great Duet Song Book” are at Jazz Sanctuary 28 Winchester Rd, St Margarets, Twickenham TW1 1LF
Thursday 26 January – Gary Alesbrook is at St Nicholas Methodist Church, Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HE
Thursday 26 January- Art Themen Organ Trio are at Gonville Hotel, Gonville Place, Cambridge , CB1 1LY
Thursday 26 January – Trombonist Geoff Mason is at Googlies Jazz, Botany Bay Cricket Club, EN2 8AS
Thursday 26 January – Allison Neale Quartet are at Hugh and Marion’s (Eltham Jazz Club), Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Road, Eltham, SE9 2 PE
Friday 27 January – Xhosa Cole Quartet at Chichester jazz Club – The Pallant Suite, 7 South Pallant, PO19 1SY
Friday 27 January – Samara – Latin/jazz quintet feat. Francesca Confortini-vocals & Steve Rubie-flute/sax are at the 606
Friday 27 January – Gaetano Di Giacomo Quartet: “Unfolding Roy Haynes” is at Jazz Cafe POSK 238-246 King St, London W6 0RF
Friday 27 January – Julian Joseph is at Kings Place
Friday 27 January – Yolanda Charles Project pH is at Guildford Jazz
Friday 27 January – Jazz At The Tree with Tony Woods and Nette Robinson. The Talking Tree, Staines-upon-Thames
Saturday 28 January – Anita Łazińska Quartet are at Jazz Cafe POSK 238-246 King St, London W6 0RF
Saturday 28 January – At World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, Nine Elms, London SW11 7BD its Tony Kofi Quartet plays Monk
Saturday 28 January – Burrough Jazz presents The Blue Town Trio with Zoe Francis , Jim Mullen and Ross Stanley at Twyford Village Hall, Main Street, Twyford , LE14 2HU
Saturday 28 January – Julian Stringle feat. Jacqui Hicks – clarinet/vocal-led modern jazz & standards are at the 606
Saturday 28 January – Robert Fowler Quartet

Sunday 29 January Annette Gregory is at Pizza Express – The Pheasantry Sunday 29 January – Fizzle: Ocean Eddie | James Arben & Shirley Smart at Centrala, Digbeth
Monday 30 January – QOW Trio plus Sultan Stevenson are at Jazz in the Round at the Cockpit Theatre , Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH
Monday 30 January – Phil Mulford’s Thunderthumbs – bass-led Groove band feat. Jacqui Hicks, Debby Bracknell & Simon Foster-vocals at the 606
Tuesday 31 January – Trish Clowes My Iris are at the East Side Jazz Club in Leytonstone
Tuesday 31 January – Mighty Like the Blues – Jim Mullen,Pete Horsfall,Sam Brashyer , Mike Gorman and Shaney Forbes are at Watermill Jazz,Betchworth Park Golf,Dorking RH4 1NZ.
Tuesday 31 January – Andy Williams Trio at The Hare & Hounds, 79-81 Portland Road, Worthing, BN11 1QG.
Tuesday 31 January – Jonny Mansfield – vibes-led modern jazz trio is at the 606

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Wednesday 1 February – Saxophonist/film composer John Altman (Life of Brian, Bond films) & his jazz quartet are at the 606
Wednesday 1 February– The Greg Davis Swing Trio with special guest vocalist Vanessa Rose & noted bassist Sandy Burnett over in the Boston Room at Chiswick’s George IV, 185 Chiswick High Rd, W4
Wednesday 1 February – TDE Promotions: John Dikeman / Pat Thomas / John Edwards /Steve Noble are at The Hexagon Theatre, Midlands Arts Centre
Thursday 2 February – At World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, Nine Elms, London SW11 7BD its Plumm
Thursday 2 February – At the 606 the first public performance of guitarist Ant Law’s new project “Unified Theories” ft. Gwilym Simcock & Will Vinson
Thursday 2 February – Josh Kemp is at Googlies Jazz, Botany Bay Cricket Club, EN2 8AS
Thursday 2 February – Al Nichols Quartet are at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3SR
Thursday 2 February – Paul Dunmall Invites:Glen Leach, Dave Kane, and Tymoteusz Jozwiak at Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Thursday 2 February – Bag of Bones ft Alice Zawadzki are at Strange Brew , Bristol
Friday 3 February – Beats & Pieces Big Band are at Crookes Social Club, Sheffield
Friday 3 February – Bruce Adams and Akan Barnes are at the 606
Friday 3 February – Bag of Bones ft Alice Zawadzki are at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff
Saturday 4 February – Bag of Bones ft Alice Zawadzki are at Southbank , London
Saturday 4 February – Jasper Hoiby’s Planet B is at World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, Nine Elms, London SW11 7BD
Saturday 4 February – Equinox Jazz Quartet are at Map Cafe in Kentish Town
Saturday 4 February – Tony Kofi is at the 606
Sunday 5 February – Lunchtime – Derek Nash Quartet are at the Oval Tavern , Croydon
Sunday 5 February – Riverside Arts Jazz feat. Alban Claret with Terence Collie, Mark Rose & Matt Skeaping. Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames
Sunday 5 February – The 606 have soul & groove vocalist Joy Rose (Sting, Incognito) & her band
Monday 6 February – Bobby Quigley & his Organ Trio are at the 606
Monday 6-7 February – Beats & Pieces Big Band are at Ronnie Scotts
Tuesday 7 February – Adam Bishop Quartet are at the East Side Jazz Club in Leytonstone
Tuesday 7 February – Emma Racwiz Trio are at Watermill Jazz,Betchworth Park Golf,Dorking RH4 1NZ
Tuesday 7 February – Simon Spillett Quartet are at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM144TJ
Wednesday 8 February – Beats & Pieces Big Band are at Symphony Hall Birmingham
Wednesday 8 February – Jason Henson with the Neal Richardson Trio in Seaford – Splash Point Jazz Club, The View, Southdown Rd BN25 4JS
Wednesday 8 February – Alex Clarke is at Guildford Jazz
Thursday 9 February – Bag of Bones ft Alice Zawadzki are at Futue Yard , Birkenhead
Thursday 9 February – At World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, Nine Elms, London SW11 7BD its James Wade-Sired
Thursday 9 February – Derek Nash Quartet are at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3SR
Thursday 9 February – Dr Steve Tromans Jazz Surgery at Corks Club, Bearwood
Thursday 9 February – Elaine Delmar with the Barry Green Trio are at Hugh and Marion’s (Eltham Jazz Club), Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Road, Eltham, SE9 2 PE
Thursday 9 February – Beats & Pieces Big Band are at Band on the Wall, Manchester
Friday 10 February – Bag of Bones ft Alice Zawadzki are at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Saturday 11 February – The Groove Warriors play the Jazz Room over at the Bull’s Head,, Barnes, SW13
Saturday 11 February – Bag of Bones ft Alice Zawadzki are at The Warehouse in Holbeck, Leeds
Sunday 12 February – Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra Album Celebration Tour at Ronnie Scott’s
Sunday 12 February – The Imperial College Big Band play the Lunchtime Session over at the Bull’s Head,, Barnes, SW13
Tuesday 14 February – Freight Train Cathy Jordan , Liam Noble and Paul Clarvis are at the East Side Jazz Club in Leytonstone
Tuesday 14 February – Sara Moule Quartet are at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM144TJ
Tuesday 14 February – Claire Martin Quartet-Remembering Richard at Watermill Jazz,Betchworth Park Golf,Dorking RH4 1NZ
Thursday 16 February – Rebecca Nash is at Ronnie Scotts
Friday 17 February – Anita Wardell Quartet at Chichester jazz Club – The Pallant Suite, 7 South Pallant, PO19 1SY.
Friday 17 February – Xhosa Cole is at Guildford Jazz
Friday 17 February – L T Beauchamp is at Rich Mix
Friday 17 February – Lulu Pierre and the Alex Webb Trio – Special Guest: Tony Kofi – Toulouse Lautrec

Sunday 19 February – Chris Laurence Quartet are at Pizza Express Soho
Sunday 19 February – Nina Kristofferson Sings Billie Holiday. at the Pheasantry in the Kings Rd
Tuesday 21 February – Fergus McCreadie Trio at Watermill Jazz,Betchworth Park Golf,Dorking RH4 1NZ
Tuesday 21 February – Vasilis Xenopoulos Quartet are at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM144TJ
Thursday 23 February – Vasilis Xenopoulus Quartet are at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3SR
Thursday 23 February – Denys Baptiste Quartet are at Hugh and Marion’s (Eltham Jazz Club), Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Road, Eltham, SE9 2 PE
Thursday 23 February – at the The Capstone Theatre in Liverpool, Milap Indo-Jazz Club is a major celebration of IndoJazz in partnership with NYJC
Thursday 23 February – Soulfunks big band jazz & soul ensemble play the Boston Room over at the Boston Room at George IV, Chiswick W4
Thursday 23 February – James Pearson Trio are at Guildford Jazz
Friday 24 February – Jazz At The Tree with Martin Pyne. The Talking Tree, Staines-upon-Thames.
Saturday 25 February at The Capstone Theatre Liverpool Shez Raja ft. Tony Kofi
Saturday 25 February – Tommaso Starace Quartet are at Spike’s Place Jazz Club at The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend, Essex SS2 6EX2
Saturday 25 February – Nette Robinson Trio ” Flowers, Stars, and Wild Seas: An evening of Poetry as Song” at All Saints Church High Street, Carshalton SM5 3AG
Sunday 26 February 5-7pm – Tim Richards Trio are at The Music Room , 116 New Cross Road, SE14 5BA
Sunday 26 February – Jazz At The Plaza with Terence Collie. Guests TBC. Café Yukari, Kew.
Sunday 26 February – Fizzle: Alex Ward Item 4 | Cath Roberts & Olie Brice at Centrala, Digbeth
Tuesday 28 February – Gary Willcox’s Drummer/Composer Project-Music written by Drummers at Watermill Jazz,Betchworth Park Golf,Dorking RH4 1NZ
Saturday 4 March – Rick Simpson: Kid A Revisited at Woolwich Works

2) Live Streamed Timed Events – Listed in time order.

Thursday 19 January – Ant Law & Alex Hitchcock Quartet are streaming from SoundCellar in Poole https://soundcellar.org/
Thursday 19 January – AlinaHipHarp are streaming from Peggy Skylights https://peggysskylight.co.uk/upcoming-events/
Saturday 21 January – Joe Stilgoe is streaming from Peggy Skylights https://peggysskylight.co.uk/upcoming-events/
Sunday 22 January – Kurt Rosenwinkel is streaming from Porgy & Bess Vienna https://www.porgy.at/events/upcoming
Friday 27 January – Bill Charlap Trio are streaming from Smokes in New York https://www.smokejazz.com/
Monday 30 January – Dominic Ingham is streaming from The Yard in Manchester https://www.nqjazz.co.uk/whats-on

3) Residencies

Every Monday at Off The Cuff , Railton Road, Herne Hill, London, at 8.30 Roger Humbles Quartet followed at 9.30 by a jam.
Every Tuesday – Silver Bullet Jazz Jam at The Night Owl in Finsbury Park with Bukky Leo
Tuesdays – Jazz Duo pianist Aurelius Sciuka / W bass Lakis Economou & guests @ The Luna Lounge, 7 Church Lane, Leytonstone, London E11 1HG
Every other Tuesday the Jake Goss Quartet are at Haverstock Tavern
Every Thursday , Friday and Saturday Leo Green hosts shows at the Middle Eight bar WC2B 5BX
Every Thursday at The Great North Wood, 3 Knight Hill, Norwood, London, at 8.30 Roger Humbles Quartet followed at 9.30 by a jam.

3) NOT TIMED –

Emmet Cohen has still got a weekly stream going on Monday nights from his place https://www.facebook.com/heyemmet/?hc_location=ufi
Smalls in New York are streaming every night and if you sign up you get access to their archive https://www.smallslive.com/
Snake Davis has at home Livestreams 7pm (BST) every Friday, Saturday and Sunday http://www.youtube.com/user/snakedavistv plus sax clinics on Sundays at 11am then click on the live screen.
There is a Facebook group called Jazz Stream Sessions which has a number of jazz streaming events – https://www.facebook.com/groups/260015701678348/
Duke Ellington Society UK, Uptown Lockdown have podcasts , broadcasts at https://www.pscp.tv/AP64740207/1eaJbzZPrvYJX

4) Radio etc

Frank Griffith – “The Jazz Cavern” Thursdays at 9PM. Repeats at 6PM Sunday http://www.mykindamusic24.com
Liverpool Community Radio – “The Jazz Cavern” 106.7 FM. http://www.l-c-r.co.uk Airs on weekly Fridays-2PM, Saturdays- 4PM, Tuesdays- 4PM
The European Jazz Hour with Peter Slavid – https://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz/ or on hayesfm 91.8 FM
Wednesdays at 10pm on Radio Deal – Jazz on the Beach with Adam Sieff https://www.dealradio.co.uk/shows/jazz-on-the-beach
Watch The LP Swing Orchestra on Sky Arts on 20th and 27th June at 7pm.
Marlow FM’s longstanding Jazz Show “Swing That Music” (www.marlowfm.co.uk) 6pm Sunday repeated 10pm Monday) now gets a worldwide audience being transmitted 5 times weekly by New York’s Pure Jazz Radio (www.purejazzradio.com)
Tim Richards has a series of jazz piano pdcasts on Morley Radio e.g. this one i about Chick Corea https://morleyradio.co.uk/programmes/jazz-piano-library-ep12/

5) Courses etc

Guildhall Jazz Department have a course Jazz History from 1959 to 1964 led by Miguel Gorodi January – February 2023 https://www.gsmd.ac.uk/

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