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Jazz Mann Features

‘Jazz Friends’ at Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon, 09/07/2024.

Ian Mann enjoys an informal evening of jazz featuring a host of 'Jazz Friends', with the emphasis very much on friendship, community and the joy of playing jazz.

BOOK REVIEW:  “The Summer We Crossed Europe In The Rain”  Lyrics for Stacey Kent by Kazuo Ishigoro, illustrated by Bianca Bagnarelli.

Charming collection of song lyrics written by the distinguished author Kazuo Ishiguro for the jazz singer Stacey Kent. The book also features the distinctive artwork of illustrator Bianca Bagnarelli.

Jazz Mann News

Cheltenham Jazz Club - Autumn Programme 2024.

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Cheltenham Jazz Club, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, has announced its programme for Autumn 2024. Performers include Yetii, Jake McMurchie, Alan Barnes, Greg Abate. Details attached.

Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester, Programme for Sptember / October / November 2024.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Music Spoken Here events are held every other Thursday at The Marrs Bar in Worcester and showcase the best in original music from around the country spanning jazz, funk, fusion, R&B, soul and hip hop.

Jazz FM announces summer schedule.

Monday, July 15, 2024

Jazz FM, have today announced a new schedule offering more prominence to under-served genres and new documentaries on subjects including music therapy and careers in music. Press release attached.

Jazz Gigs & Events

‘Beyond the Bassline’, 500 years of Black music in Britain exhibition at The British Library, London.

Friday, April 26, 2024 - Monday, August 26, 2024

Buxton International Festival 2024, various venues, Buxton, Derbyshire.

Thursday, July 04, 2024 - Sunday, July 21, 2024

Upton Blues Festival 2024, various venues, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire.

Friday, July 19, 2024 - Sunday, July 21, 2024

Lincoln Jazz Festival, various locations within Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln.

Friday, July 19, 2024 - Sunday, July 21, 2024

40th Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival, various venues, Birmingham & West Midlands.

Friday, July 19, 2024 - Sunday, July 28, 2024