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Jazz Mann Features

Chris Hodgkins - “Festooned With Trumpets”, “A Salute To Humphrey Lyttelton”, “Vic Parker At The Quebec Hotel”.

Ian Mann enjoys three very different albums released simultaneously by trumpeter and composer Chris Hodgkins.

Brecon Jazz Festival 2022, Final Weekend, Sunday 21st August 2022.

Ian Mann on the final day of the 2022 Festival and a live performance by J4 followed by streams of two live events from London by the Atsuko Shimada / Alan Barnes Quartet and the Juan Galiardo Trio.

Jazz Mann News

2022 Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival Programme Announced.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The line up has been announced for the 2022 Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival which will take place over the weekend of 7-9 October. Press release attached.

Gilad Hekselman - US and European Tour Dates, September - December 2022.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Israeli born, New York based guitarist and composer Gilad Hekselman will be touring extensively in the US & Europe with a variety of different line ups. Schedule attached.

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club Contest - Applications Invited.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The eighth edition of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club contest has now begun. The deadline for applications is December 23rd 2022. Press release attached.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music, various venues, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Friday, September 23, 2022 - Sunday, October 02, 2022

Jazz Jam Session with the Dave Cottle Trio at Swansea Jazz Club, The Garage Music Venue, Swansea.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Robin Nolan & Chris Quinn and the Gypsy Jazz Retreat Crew, free event at St. Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Malcolm Earle Smith at Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich, London.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Jonathan Gee ‘1971 Show’, free event at Jazz Cafe POSK, Hammersmith, London.

Friday, September 30, 2022