Bojan Z ‘s Tetraband were kicking up an absolute storm at Ronnie Scott’s last night. I regretted not being able to stay around till the end, but what I heard from this […]
Why couldn’t it happen here? Eh? (O2 Music Experience take note)…. In the last two weeks before it closed on Sunday, 20,000 people have been to the “We Want Miles” exhibition at […]
LondonJazz readers will have their own ideas of what to wear for a jazz festival (?), but here, on the case as ever, are the deliberations of the JAMAICA GLEANER , notably […]
Review: Barb Jungr/ The Men I Love(Vortex, January 16th, Review, and photo by John Eyles) The Men I Love does exactly what it says on the tin – it is a programme […]
Nominations for the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) Jazz Awards are open online. They will remain close until February 26th. The Awards Ceremony is on Wednesday May 19th. The nomination […]
Review: Peter King/The Bebop All-Stars (Lund Theatre, University College School, Hampstead. Review and photos by Patrick Hadfield) Whilst the jazzerati were out at Kenny Wheeler’s 80th birthday concert, I made my way […]
I’ve been thinking aloud on my Telegraph blog about what might happen to the Southbank Centre if there is a change of government.
This morning’s Times has a piece by Ben Hoyle about the National Youth Jazz Orchestra’s forthcoming fundraising campaign led by board chair Nigel Tully. Hoyle writes mainly about the potential threat of […]
Very sad to hear of the death yesterday of drummer Ed Thigpen, nicknamed Mr Taste. The music, the touch, the quality, the listening – in the clip above of The Man I […]
Birthday salutations to the modest leading light of British jazz Kenny Wheeler, who is 80 today. I’m looking forward to his 80th birthday concert at the Royal Academy of Music, for which […]
Review: Gill Manly(Ronnie Scott’s January 2nd 2010, review by Sarah Ellen Hughes) The backdrop of the club’s bandstand still has the 50th Anniversary logo emblazoned: “Ronnie Scott’s – presenting the finest jazz […]
Great to here that the landlord of the Half Moon in Putney has ageed terms with Young’s and that it will continue as a music venue. Here’s the Publican magazine’s story.
There are TWO prize draws reserved for newsletter subscribers this week. Expand the link for more details of both offers 1) A pair of tickets for New York’s Big 3 Palladium at […]
I’ve just done a phone-round of some of the larger venues and promoters to get their flavour for the first few months of the year. If there’s a venue or promoter who’s […]
Musictank announced today that their public meeting on jazz radio next Tuesday 19th Jazz On The Beeb at the Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone at 6 30 pm will have both Roger Wright, Controller […]