E17 Jazz are announcing an all-day festival on Sunday 20th September. The day will culminate in a world premiere, a major new commission for large jazz ensemble by Liam Noble, featuring, among […]
Follow this link to a nice piece on his blog interviewing himself about touring with himself.He’ll be at the Barbican for the London Jazz Festival in November.
BRITJAZZ FESTIVAL FULL PROGRAMME*The festival opened last night with Julian Joseph. Here are the remaining dates. It’s a great initiative!! Sun 2nd August: Funk Affair with Noel McKoy(£26 / 20 / 15) […]
Mancunian Alex Stewart is certainly going places. He’s progressed in confidence since I first heard him in March. Last night was his very first full London gig, and it was announced that […]
Go to this video link to view saxophonist and all-round nice guy Andy Williamson from the Brass Volcanoes….pouring himself a drink….playing a gentle warm-up tune…. talking about kidney transplants (he’s a beneficiary)…playing […]
Abram Wilson The Tomorrow’s Warriors day at the QEH on July 24th was while I was away, but I’ve been picking up quite some belated buzz about what a brilliant event it […]
LIVE: Ealing Jazz Festival: (Continues till Sunday August 1st) Continental Europeans would get the idea of the Ealing Jazz Festival straight away, because they are far more accustomed to local councils doing […]
People tell me they don’t “get” jazz. They should have been where I was sitting last night, watching the interplay, the communication, the smiles, of Tony Kinsey and Pat Bettison. Kinsey was […]
Regular readers will know this: I’m looking forward to the gig at Ronnie’s next Monday 3rd August, when Gareth Lockrane will direct his big band for which he will have composed the […]
The South Bank and Barbican gigs listed on my post HERE are now on sale from the venues. There are no Stalls or Balcony seats available for Sonny Rollins on Saturday 14th […]
John Fordham’s obituary in the Guardian. It’s a great piece. Looking back with fondness and thoughtfulness. Uglyrug from Portland Oregon. Reminding us that jazz is always looking forward.
Adam Rogers Ronnie Scott’s was virtually packed for chris potter underground last night, a Monday. Someone told me it was the Piers Morgan effect- he had chosen Potter in his Desert Island […]
UPDATE: A review of this gig appears HERE Just spotted. Saturday 8th August, Vortex (thank you Aris!) . Songs from Carole King’s Tapestry. Christine Tobin. Liam Noble. Take one astonishing singer. Take […]
Kate Williams describes the spacious acoustics of St Lawrence Jewry church in Gresham Street in EC2, where she’ll be playing next Tuesday August 4th at 1pm, as “perfect for a duo”. There’s […]
VENUE REVIEW The Crypt in Camberwell , by guest critic Peter Clasen. Thank you Peter for the updates on the Crypt stage gigs at Ealing this week and the Secondlife “virtual club” […]