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Carla Bley, 1936-2023 - a statement from ECM Records.

Following the sad passing of pianist and composer Carla Bley a statement has been issued by ECM Records. Ian Mann also adds his personal reminiscences of one of the greats.

Book Review - “Feel So Fine: Big Joe Turner – The Boss of the Blues” by Derek Coller.

Guest contributor Trevor Bannister enjoys Derek Coller's biography / discography of the Kansas City born blues / jazz vocalist and rock 'n' roll pioneer 'Big' Joe Turner.

Jazz Mann News

Sentient Beings - UK Tour Dates, January and February 2024.

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Sentient Beings, the quartet featuring violinist Faith Brackenbury, saxophonist John O'Gallagher, bassist John Pope & drummer Tony Bianco will play a series of UK live dates in January & February 2024

QOW TRIO, new album and UK tour dates, February - May 2024.

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

QOW TRIO will release their new album "The Hold Up" on Ubuntu Music on 26th January 2024, followed by a series of UK tour dates. Press release attached.

SMOKE Jazz Club, New York City, Programme for January 2024.

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

SMOKE Jazz Club has announced its schedule for January 2024. Performers include Billy Harper, Al Foster, Bill Charlap and Billy Childs.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Claire Martin with Freddie Gavita & the Dave Cottle Trio at Swansea Jazz Club, CU Mumbles, Mumbles, Swansea.

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Ben Holder “Hot Club Jazz” at Guildford Jazz, The Stoke, Guildford, Surrey.

Friday, December 08, 2023

Dennis Rollins’ Funky Funk + Origin at Derby Jazz, The Hound Dog, Derby.

Friday, December 08, 2023

A New Wave Of Jazz, two day label festival at Hundred Years Gallery, London E2.

Saturday, December 09, 2023 - Sunday, December 10, 2023

Daylight Music; Lost Map presents Ed Dowie, Firestations, Two White Cranes + Pictish Trail (solo), lunchtime event at St. John on Bethnal Green, London E2.

Saturday, December 09, 2023