The new issue of Point of Departure has a beautifully written homage to Stan Tracey by Brian Morton, and this fine photo of him,(credit Pino Ninfa) on the occasion of gigs next […]
Pianist-singer Estelle Kokot (above- Photo credit: Richard Kaby), who founded Singers Night in 1996 congratulates the longest-running event of its kind on its 14th birthday celebration, next Tuesday 8th June In the […]
Dave Morecroft writes about his pick of the JazzBall series at the Vortex, in which musicians specially selected for each fixture will improvise over live TV coverage of World Cup games:This year’s […]
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5256636&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Macadam is the opening track on Stephane Kerecki ‘s CD Houria (Zig Zag Territoires). This live version was filmed at the New Morning club in Paris The four players here – Kerecki’s […]
I have written a feature on the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s residency at the Barbican, and all the events and education projects around it in East London. It is published today in […]
Bath International MusicFest jazz weekend Round-up by Peter Slavid(various venues, May 29th-31st 2010)The jazz weekend of the Bath International MusicFest has always been one of the most important dates in the jazz […]
Bad news folks.Negociations with the landlord about keeping the venue open reached an impasse, and it is definite that Pizza on the Park will, after all, and despite an appealing programme being […]
UPDATE: AUGUSTINA DIAS’S REVIEW IS HERECleveland Watkiss is really getting into the role he is about to play in the forthcoming baseball jazz opera Shadowball. And when he told me about American […]
Six and a half minutes of the mesmerizing Marcus Miller with drummer Poogie Bell from Jazz a Juan last year, just posted today on Youtube.
Review: Will Collier Septet/John Turville Trio(F-IRE Festival of New Talent, The Pheasantry, May 28th, 2010, review by Thomas Gray)In a parallel universe, 120 million Eurovision viewers would watch, and then vote for […]
Unsure how to pronounce Versace ?Do you know how many members there are in Claudia Quintet?Or how the band originally acquired its name ?Uncertainty over. Drummer/bandleader John Hollenbeck has provided the answers.
Did anyone else know this? Since changing its name to Smooth FM, the Guardian Media Group’s station has continued to have an obligation to broadcast 45 hours of jazz per week on […]
“I like to hear you think through this.”Keith Jarrett here talking about Charlie Haden for a documentary “Rambling Boy”, by Reto Caduff.Which led to the two men making the studio recording Jasmine […]
Han Bennink, Pat Thomas and John Coxon(‘A touch of Dutch’ mini-fest, Pizza Express, Dean Street, May 26th 2010; review and drawing by Geoff Winston)‘Dapper Dutch drummer dons bandana, saves world!’ could have […]
Stopping: The Con Cellar BarAfter nearly four years of promoting, Richard Turner has decided to call it a day. Monday June 28th will be the last gig he promotes at the Con […]