Alto saxophonist, bandleader, record producer, source of energy Gilad Atzmon is off for the first time ever to China tomorrow, and I caught him just before he flies off. He was talking […]
*Love is the Answer, Barbra Streisand’s jazz standards album has just made it to the top of the US Billboard chart. The arrangements are all by Johnny Mandel, and the album was […]
Review: Salena Jones(Ronnie Scott’s , October 5th 2009. Review by Frank Griffith)American vocalist Salena Jones made a triumphant return to Ronnie Scott’s on Monday, backed by the stellar Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra […]
Review of Earl Okin by Sarah Ellen Hughes(Pizza Express Dean Street, October 5th, 2009)My pre-gig research about singer/songwriter/comedy performer Earl Okin had come up with just two things: one was a quote […]
We ran a competition for newsletter readers last week to come up with a pointless interesting fact about the theremin, an electronic instrument being featured in the F-IRE Festival (previewed here by […]
The Vortex is offering half price tickets for students (£8) for next Monday’s and Tuesday’s appearances by the great Kenny Wheeler.
A few months ago I asked avid jazz fan Patrick Hadfield a very simple question. What, I enquired, is his favourite London venue? His answer, it turns out, is a UK travelogue.Patrick […]
Here’s a preview by musician Peter Horsfall of the F-Ire Festival, from October 14-17 at the Pizza Express.F-Ire Founder Barak Schmool’s Méta Méta to open the 2009 F-IRE FESTIVALEach of the four […]
Review: Kenny Wheeler, Mirrors Suite: London Vocal Project/ Norma Winstone/Pete Churchill(Vortex, September 24th , 2009)“Whatever names you give meI amA breath of fresh air,A change for you.” These are the eloquent last […]
Frank Griffith’s previews of two gigs next week at Ronnie’s :Monday 5th OctoberSalena Jones makes a welcome return to Ronnie Scott’s with the Ronnie Scotts Big Band. Her husband and musical director, […]
Review: Big Band Metheny.(The Bulls Head , September 27th 2009, Review by Luke Pinkstone)You really don’t want to be sitting inside on a beautiful sunny day unless you have very good reason. […]
Review of the two-day Spitalfields Summer Stew, by guest reviewer Patrick Hadfield- (who also took this photo on Sunday of the great Kenny Wheeler.)Patrick Hadfield writes:Festival curator Mark Holub of Led Bib […]
Saxophonist/bandleader/major figure in British jazz Tim Whitehead has been up to some fascinating stuff at Tate Britain on a Leverhulme Fellowship.He’s been taking inspiration from JMW Turner’s life and work, and developing […]
Bruce Lindsay has written a full profile of Theo Travis for Allaboutjazz.A detailed and nicely crafted piece of work. Amazing. Definitive? Bookmark.
Here’s a reader’s request by email:Harry to Sebastian Scotney:Please . Where can I take a family to listen to some good jazz and have something to eat on a Sunday in London […]