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22 March 2023

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Sebastian reflects on the career of pianist Brad Mehldau on The Economist Intelligence podcast – listen after 18 minutes

Alyn Shipton pays tribute to British saxophonist Tony Coe in Jazzwise – read more

In honour of Quincy Jones’s 90th birthday, Ethan Iverson explores Q’s 1969 record Walking in Spaceread more

Neil Spencer reviewed Julian Lage’s new album, The Layers, in the Observer – read more

Janine Irons and Gary Crosby were in Paris to inaugurate a new partnership between Tomorrow’s Warriors and Selmer – read more


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Register to watch Ron Carter’s discussion with Dr. Cornel West on “form and freedom in art and in life” – read more

Former Stooges frontman Iggy Pop’s love of John Coltrane is revealed in an interview with FarOut Magazine – read more

The latest issue of Women in Jazz Media Magazine is out now – read more

Marc Myers looks back on the career of vocalist Mark Murphy on what would have been his 90th birthday – read more

Tony Dudley-Evans shares his tips for getting the most out of Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2023 (photo of the Parabola Arts Centre above courtesy of Cheltenham Ladies College) – read more



THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD

1) Live gigs

Wednesday 22 March – Saxophonist Tim Garland & pianist Jason Rebello play music from their new album ‘Life to Life’ at the 606
Wednesday 22 March – Shirley Smart Sextet are at the Vortex
Wednesday 22 March – Kurt Rosenwinkel is at the Jazz Cafe

Thursday 23 March – Renato d’Aiello Quartet are at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3SR
Thursday 23 March – Stan Sulzmann Quartet with Kate Williams, Steve Watts and Dave Ohm are at Hugh and Marion’s (Eltham Jazz Club), Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Road, Eltham, SE9 2 PE
Thursday 23 March – German Jazz Prize-winner Magro at Woolwich Works
Thursday 23 March – Dave Smith , Robin Ficker and Simon Jermyn are at the Vortex
Thursday 23 March – Trio Manouche are over at the Boston Room at George IV, Chiswick W4
Thursday 23 March – Steve Waterman is at Googlies Jazz, Botany Bay Cricket Club EN2 8AS
Thursday 23 March – Jazz FM award winner, drummer Jas Kayser & her Trio are at the 606
Thursday 23 March – Jakub Klimiuk Quintet are at Karamel 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ
Thursday 23 March – Louise Balkwill is at Guildford Jazz
Thursday 23 March – A performance of music by Marcus Vergette featuring his giant bells is at Dartington in Devon
Thursday 23 March – Xhosa Cole is at Crazy Coqs
Thursday 23 March – Sue Greenway and Mike Wills both on reeds are at Hedsor Jazz Club at the Hedsor Bar, Bourne End SL8 5ES
Thursday 23 March – Deirdre Cartwright / John Etheridge Two for the Road Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts
Friday 24 March – Nigel Price & Alban Claret – album launch at Jazz Cafe POSK 238-246 King St, London W6 0RF
Friday 24 March – Marcus Joseph is at the Vortex
Friday 24 March – Sarah Jane Morris and the Solis String Quartet perform Songs of the Beatles at St Matthias Church, Stoke Newington
Friday 24 March – Groove/R&B with saxophonist Dave Lewis 1 UP ft. vocalist Lizzie Deane are at the 606
Friday 24 March – Tom Sochas, Thodoris Ziarkas and Filippo Galli at Woolwich Works
Friday 24 March – Shez Raja at Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich
Friday 24 March – Shane Forbes explores Blossom Dearie at Crazy Coqs
Saturday 25 March – Norwegian band WAKO are at Jazz Cafe POSK 238-246 King St, London W6 0RF
Saturday 25 March – Listen! are putting on Dee Byrne’s Outlines at Unitarian Hall, Victoria Street, Cambridge CB1 1JW
Saturday 25 March – Leon Greening Trio are at Spike’s Place Jazz Club at The Jazz Centre UK, Beectoft Art Gallery, Bictoria. Avenue, Southend, Essex SS2 6EX2
Saturday 25 March – Aaron Liddard is at the Verdict Jazz Club Brighton
Saturday 25 March – Jeremy Sassoon is at Crazy Coqs
Saturday 25 March – Georgia Mancio Quartet are at the Vortex
Saturday 25 March – Swinging jazz featuring trumpeter James Davison with special guest Mark Nightingale, trombone at the 606
Sunday 26 March – lunchtime – Renato D’Aiello Quartet are at the Oval Tavern , Croydon
Sunday 26 March – Lunchtime – Dave Barry Quartet ft Art Themen are at The City Wall in Rochester High St
Sunday 26 March – Kai Hoffman at Ronnie Scott’s Club, Lunchtime show. With Vasilis Xenopoulos, Liam Dunachie, Eleazar Ruiz, Steve Brown
Sunday 26 March – Singer Noel McCalla & saxophonist Derek Nash present ‘The Wonder of Stevie’ at the 606
Sunday 26 March – Jazz On The Plaza – Terence Collie’s Solo Piano Album Launch. Café Yukari, Kew
Monday 27 March – Alex Western-King is at Jazz at the Oxfords temporary venue at the Assembly House, KentishTown
Sunday 26 March – Randolph Matthews and Cleveland Watkiss are at Crazy Coqs

Tuesday 28 March – Alan Barnes / David Newton Duo are at East Side Jazz Club, Leytonstone, London
Tuesday 28 March – RMQ feat. flautist Steve Rubie (Samara) & trombonist Geoff Mason (Ronnie Scott’s Big Band) are at the 606
Tuesday 28 March – Xosha Cole’s Rhythm-a-ting are at Watermill Jazz,Betchworth Park Golf,Dorking RH4 1NZ.
Tuesday 28 March – Nighthawks with Matt Wates at The Hare & Hounds, 79-81 Portland Road, Worthing, BN11 1QG
Wednesday 29 March – Jazz & Latin music with pianist Neil Angilley (Down to the Bone) & his Trio at the 606
Wednesday 29 March – Elaine Delmar is in Eastbourne – Splash Point Jazz Club, at the Fishermen’s Club BN22 7AA
Wednesday 29 March – The Ewan Bleach Trio are at Crazy Coqs
Wednesday 29 March – Emilia Martesnsson is at the Vortex
Thursday 30 March – Sean Foran’s Trichotomy are at the Vortex
Thursday 30 March – The Fallen Heroes – swinging jazz, boogie and N Orleans R&B over at the Boston Room at George IV, Chiswick W4
Thursday 30 March – Nigel Price is at Googlies Jazz, Botany Bay Cricket Club EN2 8AS
Thursday 30 March Alam Nathoo on sax and Stuart Henderson on trumpet are at Hedsor Jazz Club at the Hedsor bar, Bourne End SL8 5ES
Thursday 30 March – Rob Luft is with the Blue Vanguard Trio at St Nicholas Methodist Church, Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HQ
Thursday 30 March – Tomorrow’s Warriors presents Mali Sheard Quintet at Karamel 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ
Thursday 30 March – Kevin Figes is at the Sound Cellar in Poole
Friday 31 March – Jazz At The Tree – Janet and Friends with Vocalists Janet McCunn, Zoë White and Rebecca Morse plus Terence Collie & Nick Lerner-Webster. The Talking Tree, Staines
Friday 31 March – Migdalia Van Der Hoven is at Jazz Cafe POSK 238-246 King St, London W6 0RF
Friday 31 March – Roger Carey & John Harriman at the Bell at Iden, Rye TN31 7PU
Friday 31 March – Barb Jungr is at Crazy Coqs
Friday 31 March – Annie Whitehead Quartet are at the Vortex
Friday 31 March – Latin jazz quintet Samara ft vocalist Carolina Lelis are at the 606
Saturday 1 April – Lunchtime show at St John’s in Leytonstone with Matthew Bourne
Saturday 1 April – Derek Nash & his Sax Appeal Quartet are at the 606
Saturday 1 April – Gianluca De Martini Quartet are at Jazz Cafe POSK 238-246 King St, London W6 0RF
Saturday 1 April – Neal Richardson is in Seaford – The Old Plough, 20 Church St, BN25 1HG
Saturday 1 April – Joanna Eden celebrate Ella Fitzgerald at Saffron Hall , Saffron Walden
Sunday 2 April – lunchtime – Nicolas Meier Quartet are at the Oval Tavern , Croydon
Sunday 2 April – Lunchtime – Simon Spillett Quartet are at The City Wall in Rochester High St
Sunday 2 April – Lunchtime show at The Hot Tin in Faversham with Matthew Bourne
Sunday 2 April Lunchtime at the 606 with straight ahead jazz vocalist Zoe Francis, featuring guitarists Jim Mullen & Dave Warren
Sunday 2 April evening at the 606 BBC Jazz & Parliamentary Jazz Award winning vocalist/pianist Liane Carroll
Monday 3 April – John Williamson Trio (Alex Hitchcock, Jay Davis) + Jonny Mansfield are at Jazz at the Oxford (now The Parakeet pub), Kentish Town
Monday 3 April – Guitarist Jim Mullen & his Organ Trio are at the 606
Tuesday 4 April – Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet is with Tony Kofi at the East Side Jazz Club in Leytonstone
Tuesday 4 April – Pete Neighbour Quartet is at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM144TJ
Tuesday 4 April – Jazz & groove quartet Interphase feat. pianist Tomasz Zyrmont & saxophonist Sean Khan are at the 606
Tuesday 4 April – Mark Crooks-Nat Steele Sextet are at Watermill Jazz,Betchworth Park Golf,Dorking RH4 1NZ
Wednesday 5 April – Frank Griffith Nonet are at Frederiks Bar. 32 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BX
Wednesday 5 April – Kate Williams Quartet pay tribute to Bill Evans and Emily Remler at Guildford Jazz
Wednesday 5 April – Internationally renowned drummer Mark Taylor (Mose Allison, Lew Tabackin) & his 4tet play the music of Cedar Walton at the 606
Thursday 6 April – Dave O’Higgins is at Googlies Jazz, Botany Bay Cricket Club EN2 8AS
Thursday 6 April – Byron Wallen Quartet with Dan Kempshall (gtr), Menelick Claffey and Dave Ohm. are at Hugh and Marion’s (Eltham Jazz Club), Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Road, Eltham, SE9 2 PE
Thursday 6 April – Pete Whiiaker Quartet are at Karamel 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ
Thursday 6 April – Pete Neighbour Quartet is at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3SR
Thursday 6 April – Bourbon & Blues – Easter Special featuring Canadian vocalist Dom Turner & Italian guitarist Giulio Romano’s atmospheric mix of swing jazz & blues with a touch of Motown over in the Boston Room at George IV, Chiswick W4

Thursday 6 April – the Fabulous Red Diesel launch their new album “Goddess the Seahorse” at the 606
Thursday 6 April Duncan Lamont Jnr on sax and Roan Kearsey-Lawson on vibes are at Hedsor Jazz Club at the Hedsor bar, Bourne End SL8 5ES
Thursday 6 April – Duski are at the Sound Cellar in Poole
Thursday 6 April – The Jazz Sanctuary have Mark Hurrell Quartet and John Williamson Trio (Alex Hitchcock, Jay Davis) 28 Winchester Rd, St Margarets, Twickenham TW1 1LF
Saturday 8 April – The Groove Warriors are over in the Jazz Room at the Bull’s Head,, Barnes, SW13
Saturday 8 April – Tony Kofi & the Organisation play at the 606
Saturday 8 April – Sean Fyfe is at Oliver’s Jazz Bar in Greenwich
Saturday 8 April – Jeremy Pelt is at Ronnie Scotts
Sunday 9 April lunchtime – Adrian Reid Quartet featuring Tony Kofi is at the Oval Tavern , Croydon
Sunday 9 April – Equinox Quartet start a lunchtome residency at MAP Studio in Kentish Town . Every second Sunday of the month.
Sunday 9 April – The Al Nicholls Quartet featuring guest vocalist Madeleine Rose Witney at Paper Moon jazz club (with dance floor), Hargrave Hall, Archway N19 5SP.
Sunday 9 April – Deschanel Gordon Trio are at Off the Rails at One Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2NQ
Sunday 9 April – The Nantwich Jazz Festival has Frank Griffith Trio
Tuesday 11 April – Matt Ridley’s Antidote is at the East Side Jazz Club in Leytonstone
Tuesday 11 April – Dave O’Higgins Quartet is at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM144TJ
Tuesday 11 April – Vein are at Watermill Jazz,Betchworth Park Golf,Dorking RH4 1NZ
Tuuesday 11-12 April – Lynne Arriale is at Pizza Express

Wednesday 12 April – The Tony Woods Project with Tony Woods , Mike Outram Rob Millett ,Andy Hamill and Milo Fell are at Cryer Arts Centre, High St. Carshalton SM5 3BB
Wednesday 12 April – Neal Richardson Maximalist Album launch at Splash Point Jazz Club, The View, Southdown Rd Seaford BN25 4JS
Wednesday 12 April – Rachael Cohen is at Ronnie Scotts Late Show
Thursday 13 April – Shireen Francis & The Small Island Project integrate traditional jazz harmonies with the rhythms of the Caribbean over in the Boston Room at George IV, Chiswick W4
Thursday 13 April – Allison Neale is at Googlies Jazz, Botany Bay Cricket Club EN2 8AS
Thursday 13 April – Simon Purcell Quartet are at Karamel 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ
Thursday 13 April – Ted Beament Trio + Robert Fowler is at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3SR
Friday 14 April – The Chris Ingham Quartet celebrate Dudley Moore at Cranleigh Arts Centre
Friday 14 April – Roger Beaujolais Quartet at Chichester Jazz Club – The Pallant Suite, 7 South Pallant, PO19 1SY.
Sunday 16 April – The Julian Costello Quartet play the Lunchtime Session over in the Jazz Room at the Bull’s Head, Barnes, SW13
Sunday 16 April lunchtime – Tracey Mendham Quartet is at the Oval Tavern , Croydon
Sunday 16 April @ 3pm – The Urban Big Band is at Googlies Jazz, Botany Bay Cricket Club EN2 8AS
Monday 17 April – Sean Fyfe is at Parakeets (was known as the Oxford Tavern) on Kentish Town Road
Tuesday 18 April – David Angol Quartet are at the East Side Jazz Club in Leytonstone
Tuesday 18 April – Alex Garnett Quartet is at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM144TJ
Tuesday 18 April – Frase Smith’s Tip Top album launch at Pizza Express Soho
Tuesday 18 April – Tierney Sutton’s Paris Sessions Trio are at Watermill Jazz,Betchworth Park Golf,Dorking RH4 1NZ
Wednesday 19 April – Neal Richardson Maximalist are at Worthing Pavilion Lounge
Wednesday 19 April – Alex Western-King is at Ronnie Scotts Late Show
Thursday 20 April – Noah Stoneman 6tet are at Karamel 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ
Thursday 20 April – Alan Barnes Quartet with John Horler, Andy Cleyndert and Dave Ohm are at Hugh and Marion’s (Eltham Jazz Club), Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Road, Eltham, SE9 2 PE
Thursday 20 April – “Piaf Remembered” with Oriana Curls over in the Boston Room at George IV, Chiswick W4

Thursday 20 April – Zena James is at the Bull’s Head in Barnes
Friday 21 April – Leo Sidran is at Crazy Coqs / Brasserie Zedel
Friday 21 April – Dave Jones’ 9- piece Nonet play the Jazz Room over at the Bull’s Head, Barnes SW13
Friday 21 April – Moncado Trio are at Karamel 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ
Saturday 22 April 12 – 2pm at St Catherine’s, Pepys Road, SE14 5SG The Cautionary Tales – London Accordion Orchestra with Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble
Saturday 22 April – Alex Wilson and Omar Puente are at Ronnie Scotts
Sunday 23 April lunchtime – Just East featuring Jeremy Shoham is at the Oval Tavern , Croydon
Monday 24 April – Sean Fyfe is at Pizza Express Soho
Tuesday 25 April – Chris Biscoe plays Mike Westbrook at the East Side Jazz Club in Leytonstone
Tuesday 25 April – Martin Speake Quartet are at Watermill Jazz,Betchworth Park Golf,Dorking RH4 1NZ
Thursday 27 – 30 April – Jazzahead festival
Thursday 27 April – Tomorrow’s Warriors presents Frontline at Karamel 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ
Thursday 27 April – Hetty and the Jazzato Band are at the Pheasantry in Chelsea
Thursday 27 April – Syd Lawrence Orchestra is at Spike’s Place Jazz Club – Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3SR
Saturday 29 April -2pm – Derek Nash/James Allsopp Quintet Spike’s Place Jazz Club at The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend, Essex SS2 6EX2
Sunday 30 April lunchtime – Sam Dunn Quartet featuring Dave O’Higgins is at the Oval Tavern , Croydon
Sunday 30 April – Aaron Liddard is at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival in Clitheroe
Sunday 7 May lunchtime – Tristan Mailliot Quartet featuring Dave O’Higgins is at the Oval Tavern , Croydon

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

Friday 24 March – Bobby Watson is streaming from Smokes in New York https://www.smokejazz.com/
Wednesday 29 March – Hank Roberts Trio are streaming from Porgy & Bess Vienna https://www.porgy.at/events/upcoming
Thursday 30 March – Kevin Figes is streaming from the Sound Cellar in Poole https://soundcellar.org/events/
Thursday 30 March – Marius Neset is streaming from Porgy & Bess Vienna https://www.porgy.at/events/upcoming
Friday 31 March – Stanley Clarke is streaming from Keystone Korner in Baltimore https://www.keystonekornerbaltimore.com/calendar
Thursday 6 April – Duski streaming from the Sound Cellar in Poole https://soundcellar.org/events/

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 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.
Every second Sunday of each month at 1.30pm Equinox are at Map Studio in Kentish Town
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

Roger Burgess Jazz across the Pond has an interview with Arturo Sandoval https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYfIMlqHFPE&feature=youtu.be
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/
Join Oliver Weindling of the Vortex for a topical discussion on zoom every Tuesday at 4.30 – https://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/events/

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