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Misha Mullov-Abbado Group - New Album Launch at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Featuring: Misha Mullov-Abbado

Venue

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

Pizza Express Jazz Club,
Dean Street,
Soho,
London,
W1D 3RW.

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Misha Mullov-Abbado Group - New Album Launch

https://jbgbevents.com/

Wednesday June 3rd @ Pizza Express Jazz Club Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW

Tickets £15 https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/misha-mullovabbado

Doors at 7pm - Music at 8.30 pm


If you want to experience the future of good jazz today, the Misha Mullov-Abbado Group comprises some of the youngest and finest, multi-award-winning musicians in London. This concert follows on from previous recordings and marks the launch of their third and latest album


Misha Mullov-Abbado is the winner of the 2014 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, is an in-demand bass player, composer and arranger based in London. He is a 2017 BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, a 2014 City of Music Foundation Artist and won the 2014 Dankworth Prize for jazz composition.


The group performs Misha’s original compositions and arrangements with a broad variety of influences. Their repertoire is influenced by a broad spectrum of music in the classical, jazz and pop genres as well as folk traditions from around the world, particularly from South America. The music contains chorale-based and contemporary-classical styles, influenced by Bach and Brahms right through to Stravinsky and Bartok and beyond. Misha’s music is also heavily based on swing, funk and other groove-based styles influenced by jazz greats and pop giants Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire.


The group’s debut album, “New Ansonia” was included in “Best Jazz Albums 2015” listings of both The Telegraph and BBC Radio 3 and their second album “Cross-Platform Interchange” enjoyed similar critical acclaim.


Here’s the title track from that album https://youtu.be/ayoPVgiNheA


The band has performed at many venues and festivals all around the UK such as King’s Place, the Barbican Centre, the Elgar Room as part of the BBC Proms Lates series and has toured internationally around Europe and in Mexico.


“Misha’s composing talents and his propulsive bass-playing are currently such hot UK jazz news” The Guardian


Soul-enhancing jazz” BBC Radio 3 on the Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

Matthew Herd alto saxophone

James Davison trumpet

Sam Rapley tenor saxophone

Liam Dunachie piano

Misha Mullov-Abbado double bass

Scott Chapman drums

Rachel Hayward Swing Quartet at Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon.

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.breconjazzclub.org]http://www.breconjazzclub.org[/url]

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Tuesday 14th April – The Muse – Rachel Hayward Swing Quartet.

6.10 pm Food in house! We have arranged with local caterer Janet Forbes to have our pre-jazz meal ‘at home’ in the Muse before the performance. Details below.

7.30pm Music, doors open for 8pm start. A special for all who love swing and jazz from the early era of jazz- “hot” up-tempo numbers, haunting ballads and blues, from New Orleans/Chicago (Armstrong, Oliver, Morton etc.) to Harlem (James P Johnson, Waller, “Red” Allen etc.) and beyond. You will also see that our friend and musician, the late Paul Munnery, is also acknowledged below. The musicians are all well known, experienced and highly respected -


Chris Pearce, clarinet, soprano, alto & tenor sax, first played in the 1960s with the Riverside Jazzmen in Bath with whom he remained for 15 years. He played alongside many legends of jazz including Earl Hines, Buck Clayton, Willie “The Lion” Smith, Joe Harriot and the Alex Welsh band.


Dave Deakin, trombone, was introduced to traditional jazz through playing with Graham Smith’s Jazz Allsorts, and later joined John Everett’s Red Dragon Jazzmen, and more recently joined Chris Pearce’s Sopranos, with gigs at Malvern Jazz club


Tony Sharp, double bassist and regular member of the Midlands jazz scene for over 25 years, began playing New Orleans style with the bands of Norman Thatcher, Ken Pye and Dan Pawson, touring with American trumpeter Milton Batiste. He later played with Paul Munnery’s two bands Harlem and Swing Street.


Rachel Hayward (leader), guitar and banjo, she fell in love with New Orleans style when she first heard it. Later joined Stan Allsopp’s Ragtime Band, then Norman Thatcher’s New Orleans Jazz Band, played many years with Ken Pye’s Creole Serenaders, toured with Sammy Rimington. She developed her guitar playing with Paul Munnery’s Swing Street, and also Harlem, his 10 piece New York style jazz orchestra. Played in Paul’s later bands, Hootie and the Gang and the Saratoga Club Orchestra. Rachel has her own bands, Rachel’s Dream (Benny Goodman style) and an all female band; she also plays in the highly acclaimed MellowTone which features Mellow Baku. Rachel is currently Musical Director of Upton Jazz Festival.


Food: two delicious options – chicken cassoulet or vege moussaka, both with potatoes/mash and a brownie cake. £10 per person on the day. We won’t take bookings now, but will email again.


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BRECON JAZZ CLUB · MUSE ARTS CENTRE · Glamorgan St. · Brecon, LD3 7DW

Shrewsbury Django Fest at The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury.

Dates: Friday, October 16, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
Website: [url=http://www.shrewsburydjangofest.co.uk]http://www.shrewsburydjangofest.co.uk[/url]

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From Chris Quinn via Facebook;


We’re very pleased and excited to announce confirmed artist for the 1st Shrewsbury Django Fest include;


MARTIN TAYLOR & ULF WAKENIUS
FAPY LAFERTIN
PAULUS SCHÄFER
GARY POTTER
SARA OSCHLAG
CHRIS QUINN
REMI HARRIS & TOM MOORE
JOHN WHEATCROFT
CHRISTIAAN VAN HEMERT
MIKE GREEN
THE MANOUCHETONES


October 16th - 18th 2020. @ The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury
Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY


Plus more incredible artists TBA! Like our page to get ticket link info! Tickets go on sale Sunday 8th March 14:00 GMT!


Tickets are ON SALE NOW! http://www.ShrewsburyDjangoFest.co.uk - Friday’s evening concert includes, The Manouchetones followed by the Fapy Lafertin / Paulus Schäfer Quintette with Christiaan Vanhemert on Violin. Saturday features UK gypsy jazz legends Gary Potter and John Wheatcroft Qt backing the incredible Sara Oschlag, if that’s not enough straight after we have Martin Taylor and Ulf Wakenius!! Sunday night we have the amazing Remi Harris duo, the all star jam, more bands, jams in the hotel and around the town. Gigs in the bar! Workshops, Masterclasses, guitar demos… it’s going to be a phenomenal weekend! Get your tickets before we sell out!

Michal Urbaniak, Urbanator at Hideaway, Steatham, London.

Dates: Friday, May 29, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020

Venue

Hideaway, Streatham, London.

2 Empire Mews,
Stanthorpe Road,
Streatham,
London.
SW16 2ED

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Michal Urbaniak Urbanator
Public · Hosted by Xantoné Blacq


Polish violinist & composer Michal Urbaniak brings his full band Urbanator to Hideaway for two exclusive shows.


The Polish violinist and composer Michal Urbaniak has recorded and toured with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis (featuring on the album ‘Tutu’) Billy Cobham, Urszula Dudziak, George Benson and Quincy Jones.


He now brings his band Urbanator to Hideaway for two exclusive London shows featuring acclaimed guitarist and MOBO nominee Femi Temowo and Xantoné Blacq on keys (Amy WInehouse, Mark Ronson, Laura Mvula).


During 1975 - 1989, Urbaniak ran Michal Urbaniak Fusion, a renowned band which played at major concert halls and clubs all over the US (Village Vanguard, Village Gate, Carnegie Hall, New York Jazz Festival, Newport, Washington). At that time, he had a chance to play with the biggest jazz legends of all-time, such as George Benson, Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller, Billy Cobham, Joe Zawinul, Ron Carter, Stéphane Grappelli and Miles Davis.


Playing with Miles at that time meant more than winning any prestigious award, especially with Davis reportedly exclaiming “Get me this &$!#% Polish fiddler, he’s got the sound!”

Equinox at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020

Website: [url=http://blackmountainjazz.co.uk/equinox-sunday-23rd-august-2020-8pm/]http://blackmountainjazz.co.uk/equinox-sunday-23rd-august-2020-8pm/[/url]

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From the Black Mountain Jazz website;


EQUINOX
BMJ CLUB PROGRAMME


Sunday 23rd August 2020: 8pm
Bar opens at 7.30pm


Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD


TICKETS
£12 Standard
£10 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door


Equinox features some of the finest musicians from the South West recreating and arranging tunes from the Hard Bop era.

They usually perform as a quartet but for this Black Mountain Jazz performance they line up as a trio.

Steve Mathers on saxaphone brings a unique and diverse approach to music. He has toured across Europe and the UK with various bands, solo artists and as a soloist.  He has played along side members of the Ronnie Scotts All Stars.

John-Paul Gard is no stranger to BM Jazz.  He is one of the most experienced electric organ musicians in the country and regularly performs with his own project, as well as with The Jon Dalton Organ Trio and The George Benson Tribute Band. 

Dave Smith is one of the most in demand drummers on the British alternative/improv music scene. Drawing on a wide range of influences, from West African percussion to jazz drumming, his explosive style and musical sensitivity give him the versatility to play in many musical environments.


http://www.equinoxquartet.com

The Jonny Bruce Trio at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020

Website: [url=http://blackmountainjazz.co.uk/the-jonny-bruce-trio-sunday-26th-july-2020-8pm/]http://blackmountainjazz.co.uk/the-jonny-bruce-trio-sunday-26th-july-2020-8pm/[/url]

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From the Black Mountain Jazz website;


THE JONNY BRUCE TRIO
BMJ CLUB PROGRAMME


Sunday 26th July 2020: 8pm
Bar opens at 7.30pm


Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD


TICKETS
£12 Standard
£10 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door


Bristol based Jonny Bruce is one of the most in demand trumpet players on the scene today. Working as both a soloist and a lead player in a variety of musical contexts, Jonny has received much critical acclaim for his fiery trumpet work.

From Bobby Shew, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis to Kelis and Illa J, his trumpet has seen him perform at venues and festivals across the world with many greats from a variety of genres.

Although there are loads of Bristol jazz, swing and Latin projects that feature Jonny’s dazzling trumpet, it’s with this exceptional trio he really opens up.

Expect some seriously hot playing with many a nod to the great trumpet greats that have inspired him.

Jonny Bruce: Trumpet
Anders Olinder: Organ
Jon Whitfield: Drums


http://www.jonnybruce.com

The Kim Cypher Quintet at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020

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From the Black Mountain Jazz website;


THE KIM CYPHER QUINTET
BMJ CLUB PROGRAMME


Sunday 28th June 2020: 8pm
Bar opens at 7.30pm


Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD


TICKETS
£14 Standard
£12 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door


One of the UK’s most exciting saxophonists, vocalists and composers, Kim Cypher heads to Black Mountain Jazz with her highly popular ‘Love Kim x’ album tour. This is the perfect opportunity to hear tracks from Kim’s latest album plus new music performed ‘live’ with her band of top UK musicians.


Inspired by the funkier side of jazz and having studied alongside US saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard, Kim’s style of performance is best described as ‘funky saxophonist meets 1940′s jazz singer’.


Kim performs an eclectic mix of music spanning many genres with a quirky, jazzy twist together with her own original material, all packaged up in a captivating performance and warm stage presence.


Kim’s 2nd album ‘Love Kim x’ is a collection of inspired original music and quirky takes on some well-known classics all performed with great verve and style and listed in the Top 10 UK CD’s for 2019 by online Jazz Magazine Bebop Spoken Here.


“A bright, passionate performing light on the UK Jazz scene playing an enjoyable mix of Jazz, from classics through to real funky interpretations of modern mainstream music.” – Jazz In Europe Editor.


Kim’s highly successful debut album tour included sell-out shows across the UK in 2017/18 including top London jazz clubs and some great venues and festivals.


Kim’s new album tour kicked off with a sell-out show on 8th February 2019 with special guest Pee Wee Ellis. Kim’s varied and accessible selection of music together with her warmth on stage and versatility as a saxophonist, vocalist and all-round performer is firmly cementing her place on the jazz scene with her growing popularity as an artist.


The supporting band line up for this special night is quite simply outstanding and features some of the most highly regarded and experienced musicians in the UK:

Chris Cobbson – Guitar
John-Paul Gard – Keys
Mike Green – Double Bass
Mike Cypher – Drums

With a phenomenal line up like this performing a fabulous selection of music, this is without doubt a night not to be missed!


http://www.kimcypher.co.uk

Film; “Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz” at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2020

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From the Black Mountain Jazz website;


FILM: A HISTORY OF JAZZ - OXYGEN FOR THE EARS
BMJ CLUB PROGRAMME


Sunday 21st June 2020: 8pm
Bar opens at 7.30pm


Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD


TICKETS
£8 Standard
£6 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door


Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz (the original title) is an award winning documentary film about jazz music, its players, its followers, its past and its promising future.


Told from the landmark of Washington D.C., the film shows how jazz history was made and continues to be made in the capital today.


The screening of this film has been added to the BM Jazz programme and is a joint venture with the Abergavenny Film Society, as a joint contribution to the Abergavenny Arts Festival 2020.

Wild Card feat. Corina Kwami at Toulouse Lautrec Venue, Kennington, London.

Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020

Featuring: Wild Card
Website: [url=http://www.btlrestaurant.com]http://www.btlrestaurant.com[/url]

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From Facebook;


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8.00 pm
Wildcard Organ Trio feat. Corina Kwami


Toulouse Lautrec Venue
140 Newington Butts, SE11 4RN London.


020 7582 6800
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Doors: 8pm / Show: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Bar Food Only. Please arrive earlier to dine in the restaurant prior.


Afro-Jazz Funk featuring special guest Corina Kwami


Clement Regert’s Wild Card is a melting pot of musical ideas, fusing urban rhythms and grooves with a Latin attitude. The music is dynamic, exuberant and flamboyant. appealing to jazz fans and more mainstream-music lover alike.


Wild Card is hitting the stage at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz club after headlining in FIVE international Jazz festivals in 2019 and including SIX sell out events in a row upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club. You can expect to hear their famous blend of Hard-Bop, Funk and afro/Samba numbers.


Especially for Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, Clement Regert will be inviting special guest US vocalist & dancer Corina Kwami to sing with them.


“2x “Album of the week” ★★★★ “
Evening Standard


“A fine live act… full of treatsc.”
The Telegraph


“Wild Card defies gravity by spinning from Funk, Soul, jazz & Afro/latin sounds..”
★★★★ JazzinEurope


Clement Regert – Guitar
Andrew Noble – Hammond Organ
Sophie Alloway – Drums
Corina Kwami – Vocals
Public · Hosted by Toulouse Lautrec Venue and Wild Card

George Crowley / Dave De Rose Duo and Nick Costley-White / Freddie Gavita Duo at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London.

Date: Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Venue

The Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square,
London N16 8AZ

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From Facebook;


APR
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8.00 pm
Twice As Nice
Public · Hosted by The Vortex Jazz Club


Part of a monthly residency curated by saxophonist Rachael Cohen which celebrates the art of the duo. Two groups will perform, often including an established duo alongside a pairing never-before-seen.


Line-up:


Set1: George Crowley (sax) & Dave De Rose (drums)


Set2: Nick Costley-White (guitar) & Freddie Gavita (trumpet)

Paul Booth’s Fragile Eagle at The Verdict Jazz Club, Brighton.

Date: Friday, April 10, 2020

Featuring: Paul Booth
Website: [url=http://www.verdictjazz.co.uk]http://www.verdictjazz.co.uk[/url]

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Friday 10th £15/10 Verdict Jazz presents Paul Booth’s Fragile Eagle • latest Ubuntu signing features ace tenorman with Steve Fishwick (trumpet) and Trevor Mires (trombone) Tom Cawley (piano), Oli Hayhurst (bass), Dave Ingamells (drums).

TRYPL feat. Paul Booth at Wells Maltings, Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk.

Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Featuring: Paul Booth
Website: [url=https://www.wellsmaltings.org.uk/shows/trypl-jazz-monthly/]https://www.wellsmaltings.org.uk/shows/trypl-jazz-monthly/[/url]

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TRYPL (Jazz monthly)
Latin jazz grooves and fusion to herald the spring.


Performance information
The details below are for the only performance of TRYPL (Jazz monthly)
Date Time Pricing
Wednesday
08 Apr 7.30 pm
Standard £15.00
U16/Student £14.00
Over 65 £14.00
Benefit Claimant £14.00


The Maltings,
Staithe Street,
Wells-Next-the-Sea,
Norfolk NR23 1AU
United Kingdom

t : 01328 710885

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Festival Chamber Orchestra with Dulcie May Moreno and the Paul Booth Quartet at International Study Centre, Canterbury.

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

Featuring: Paul Booth
Website: [url=http://www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk/concert-tickets/festival-chamber-orchestra-2019-20-series/dulcie-may-and-paul-booth-in-a-]http://www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk/concert-tickets/festival-chamber-orchestra-2019-20-series/dulcie-may-and-paul-booth-in-a-[/url]

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27 March 2020 Not Just Standards! International Study Centre Canterbury.


Dulcie May and Paul Booth in a programme of some standards together with a homage to the legendary saxophonist, Stan Getz, performed by Paul Booth and the FCO Ensemble.


We are really pleased to welcome Dulcie May and Paul Booth in a programme of some standards together with a homage to the legendary saxophonist, Stan Getz, performed by Paul Booth and the FCO Ensemble.

Friday 27th March 2020 8.00pm
International Study Centre, Cathedral Precincts


Dulce May - vocal
Paul Booth - tenor saxophone
Steve Hamilton - piano
Stephen Bridgland - guitar
Dave Whitford - Bass
Andrew Bain -drums
FCO Ensemble


Program to include: Night and Day, My Funny Valentine, Girl from Impanema Her, Night Rider


SET UP AS AN INTIMATE JAZZ VENUE TABLES OF 6 £150 TABLES OF 4 £100 TABLE SEATS £25 BACK ROW SEATS £20 BALCONY £15

Frontiers – new and experimental music ‘CODA’ at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham.

Dates: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - Thursday, June 18, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
Website: [url=http://www.bcu.ac.uk]http://www.bcu.ac.uk[/url]

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Frontiers – new and experimental music

Wednesday 17 – Thursday 18 June, early ‘til late, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

CODA

A two-day celebration of the freshest works, collaborations and experimental practices from RBC’s tribe of change-making composers and performers.  Expect bouncy balls, John Baldessari, drag, black holes, mental and environmental concerns, new galaxies and lots of electronica, in venues across the Conservatoire and ThinkTank Planetarium.


Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR

RBC Folk Ensemble at Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham.

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.bcu.ac.uk]http://www.bcu.ac.uk[/url]

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Thu 11 June, 7pm, The Bradshaw Hall

RBC FOLK ENSEMBLE

Formed in 1997 by fiddle player and arranger Joe Broughton (The Urban Folk Quartet, The Albion Band, Joss Stone), the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble have established a reputation for creating energetic and powerful shows. Their increasingly popular live appearances - especially at such festivals as Cropredy, Towersey, Shambala and Kendal Calling - have left audiences ecstatic and even moved to tears.

£15 (£12)


Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR

Jeff Williams ‘Bloom’ Trio, at Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham.

Dates: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Friday, May 15, 2020

Featuring: Jeff Williams
Website: [url=http://www.bcu.ac.uk]http://www.bcu.ac.uk[/url]

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Thursday 14 May, Eastside Jazz Club

JEFF WILLIAMS’ BLOOM

Featuring Carmen Staaf and Michael Formanek

When rising star Carmen Staaf (Dee Dee Bridgewater MD) stepped in for legendary drummer Jeff Williams’ usual pianist the musical connection was powerful and instantaneous. Williams’ own impressive CV includes performing with Stan Getz, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and more.  They formed a trio with bassist Michael Formanek: “We first met in the 1970s, gigging together in New York. That was the eureka moment – it bloomed outta nowhere, hence the album title.”  Bloom was recorded in New York and released on Whirlwind in 2019 garnering high praise from the jazz press and NPR ranking the album #7 on the iTunes jazz charts.

6.30pm Support

7.45pm Main show

£10 (£8)


Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR

Constantly Moving Happiness Machines at Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham.

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Website: [url=https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar]https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar[/url]

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Thursday 30 April, Eastside Jazz Club

CONSTANTLY MOVING HAPPINESS MACHINES

Jonathan Lindhorst, tenor saxophone

Mark Pringle, piano

Huw V Williams, double bass

Max Sanger drums

Constantly Moving Happiness Machines is an exciting new international collaboration featuring fresh and wonky grooves, long form compositions and exploratory free improvisations.

6.30pm support

7.45pm main show

£10 (£8)


Eastside Jazz Club
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR

“Sunday Jazz” feat. Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra w. Nishla Smith at Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough.

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Featuring: Nikki Iles
Website: [url=https://www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk/event/sunday-jazz-special-at-middlesbrough-town-hall/]https://www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk/event/sunday-jazz-special-at-middlesbrough-town-hall/[/url]

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We have received the following press release regarding this event;


Celebrated London Pianist to Close Popular Jazz Programme at Middlesbrough Town Hall


Sunday Jazz is returning to Middlesbrough Town Hall for its final instalment of critically acclaimed live music which, since launching in September, has brought some of the UK’s leading jazz musicians to Teesside.

Closing the popular 6-month programme is award winning pianist and band leader Nikki Iles, who will be performing alongside her recently formed 18-piece jazz orchestra on Sunday 29th March for one of the first times in the UK.

Described by The Guardian as “formidably creative”, Nikki Iles has established herself as a leading voice in the national jazz scene, earning numerous nominations for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and winning Best Pianist in the 2017 British Jazz Awards.

For her latest project, Iles brings together some of the UK’s finest musicians to produce a concert that ties together her long and distinguished career, drawing on her vast back catalogue of compositions along with a number of new works.

Commenting on the forthcoming concert, Iles said: “Playing original music for the first time is such a special experience and one I can’t wait to share with our audience in Middlesbrough.


“The music ranges from gentle swing pieces - very much influenced by the big bands I listened to in my youth, through to exciting funk grooves inspired by more contemporary music.

“First and foremost, my band want to create a friendly, relaxed and approachable concert, so it really is for everyone; of any age, background or experience of concert going.

“It is unusual to see so many jazz musicians together, so if you are unsure, give it a go. It is exhilarating hearing the contrast between the beautiful sound of the muted brass and woodwind against the electrifying sound of the band in full flow!”

This is not the first time Iles has performed on Teesside. Speaking of her last concert in Middlesbrough as part of the Town Hall’s Jazz Weekender Festival in 2018, Iles commented:


“The Jazz Weekender was a wonderful event and Middlesbrough Town Hall is such a great venue. It’s the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon of live music to bring the family together”


Support comes from Manchester-based rising star Nishla Smith whose live sets are noted for their incredible variety, including breath-taking originals, dark jazz standards and dreamy ballads.

This special performance will also involve Teesside’s young musicians, giving members of Tees Valley Youth Jazz Ensemble the opportunity to take part in a workshop led by Nikki Iles and the Head of Jazz at The Royal Academy of Music, Nick Smart.

The concert will see the youth ensemble perform alongside Iles’ professional orchestra, playing a piece of music rehearsed during the workshop.


Iles commented: “Nick Smart and I are sending some new charts up to the Tees Valley Youth Ensemble and we will be working with them on improvisation and ensemble playing.

“Some of the guys and girls from my Orchestra will be joining them for a performance to kick off the event - we can’t wait to hear how it sounds!”

The youth band is led by music educator Justin Down for Tees Valley Music Service and formed as a result of the Town Hall’s 2018 Jazz Weekender Festival, where the young musicians performed alongside the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Lead programmer of the Sunday Jazz concert series, Ros Rigby commented:

“The March 29th Sunday Jazz will give the audience a chance to see some of the finest players in UK jazz today.


“Amongst the star-studded line-up are guitarist Mike Walker, saxophonists Julian Siegel, Tori Freestone and Karen Sharp, trumpeters Henry Lowther and Nick Smart, trombonists Richard Henry and Ollie Martin, and of course the wonderful Nikki Iles herself on piano.

“When they are joined by the Tees Valley Youth Jazz Collective the numbers on stage will swell to nearly 40 which will be quite a sight to behold in the intimate surroundings of the Crypt.

“This concert is particularly special as it is the last in this series of Sunday Jazz, so we want to go out on a high!”


Sunday Jazz ft. Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra and Nishla Smith will take place at Middlesbrough Town Hall on the 29th March 2020.

Tickets can be purchased for £12 (+bf) via the Town Hall website or by calling the box office on 01642 729 729.

For tickets and more information about Sunday Jazz visit:
https://www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk/event/sunday-jazz-special-at-middlesbrough-town-hall/

Louise Clare Marshall sings the music of Sergio Mendes at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London.

Date: Friday, May 01, 2020

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We have received the following press release regarding this event;


Jazz Divas 2020

Louise Clare Marshall sings the music of Sergio Mendes

Friday May 1st @ The Pheasantry, Kings Road, London SW3 4UT

Tickets £20 Show 8:30pm

https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/choose-seats/louise-clare-marshall-sings-the-music-of-sergio-mendes/354208564610

Whether performing on tour with BBC’s Jools Holland or Roxy Music, Ella Fitzgerald or Aretha Franklin’s American Songbook, Louise’s sonic skills span across genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Electronic, Classical or Gospel music. And all the while, her voice resonates, crackles, pops and burns as a phoenix rises from the flame.

In this Jazz Divas concert Louise gives voice to the producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes whose influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums.


One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he’s a three-time Grammy® Awards winner.


Currently a featured singer with Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Louise has worked with David Gilmour, Beverley Knight, Michael Ball, Robbie Williams, Bryan Ferry, Ronnie Wood, Van Morrison, Madeline Bell, Steve Winwood to name but a few.


See Louise perform live here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQoGe1itX8M&feature=emb_logo


Jazz Divas 2020


Capturing the spirit, character & flavour of Pizza On The Park, JBGB Events present, with our PizzaExpress Live venue partners, our fifth and largest yet, Jazz Divas Series 2020.


At the leading jazz cabaret venue, The Pheasantry on London’s Kings Road Chelsea, on Friday and Saturday evenings, over the four months of March to July, we feature nine of the greatest female jazz singers from the U.K. and USA.


Liane Carroll, Jacqui Dankworth, Polly Gibbons, Louise Clare Marshall, Sarah Moule, Janet Planet, Emma Smith, Tammy Weiss and Clare Teal.


With their wide range of voices and musical styles, audiences can sit back, relax and enjoy distinctive and compelling interpretations and improvisations of the greatest songwriters and lyricists, with our Jazz Divas delivering just pure, stylistic musical magic.


For anyone who just enjoys great music, our Jazz Divas 2020 Series has something for everyone. We look forward to your company.

 

Pete Neighbour with the Ted Beament Trio afternoon event at The Jazz Centre UK, Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020

Featuring: Pete Neighbour
Website: [url=https://www.thejazzcentreuk.co.uk/events/spikes-place-at-the-jazz-centre-uk-pete-neighbour?fbclid=IwAR0dKi0WnKLmXNZVwrgDsubSpzkr]https://www.thejazzcentreuk.co.uk/events/spikes-place-at-the-jazz-centre-uk-pete-neighbour?fbclid=IwAR0dKi0WnKLmXNZVwrgDsubSpzkr[/url]

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Spikes Place at The Jazz Centre UK: Pete Neighbour


Pete Neighbour is a highly respected clarinet and sax player; originally from London, and now based in the USA. He travels extensively performing in his own inimitable style; swing era jazz for the 21st Century.


Time & Location
28 Mar, 14:00 – 16:00
The Jazz Centre UK, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, UK


About the Event
Pete Neighbour is a highly respected clarinet and sax player; originally from London, and now based in the USA. He travels extensively performing in his own inimitable style; swing era jazz for the 21st Century. With the Ted Beament Trio; Ted Beament (piano), Simon Thorpe (bass) and Richard Pite (drums).


Admission £10, students 35.

Brother’s Testament Album Launch at Off The Cuff, Herne Hill, London SE24.

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

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MAR
27
7.45 pm
Brother’s Testament Album Launch
Public · Hosted by Brother’s Testament


OTC Bar - Off The Cuff
Arch 645, 301-303 Railton Road, Herne Hill, SE24 0JN London.
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We’re coming together on the 27th of march, supported by the amazing Conor Albert and his band, to celebrate the release of our debut album, 4:7.


Schedule · Friday, 27 March 2020

19:45
Doors Open

21:00
Conor Albert

22:15
Brother’s Testament

Shez Raja ft John Etheridge & Arun Ghosh at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Date: Friday, May 01, 2020

Featuring: Shez Raja

Venue

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

Pizza Express Jazz Club,
Dean Street,
Soho,
London,
W1D 3RW.

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From Shez Raja via Facebook;


MAY
1
7.00 pm
Shez Raja ft John Etheridge & Arun Ghosh at Pizza Express Soho


Tickets and info:
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/shez-raja-ft-john-etheridge-and-arun-ghosh

Public · Hosted by Shez Raja

Alex Clarke Quartet at Jazz at the Manor, Bolehall Manor Club, Tamworth, Staffs.

Date: Monday, April 13, 2020

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Jazz at the Manor, Tamworth (Bolehall Manor Club, Amington Road, Tamworth,Staffs. B77 3LH.)

8pm start - 10.30 finish. £10 on the door.


April 13th - Alex Clarke Quartet - Alex on sax - keys, bass and drums tbc

Tommy Blaize Trio at Swansea Jazzland, The Garage Music Venue, Uplands, Swansea.

Date: Friday, April 03, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.swanseajazz.co.uk]http://www.swanseajazz.co.uk[/url]

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Friday April 3rd : TOMMY BLAIZE
Quite simply one of the world’s finest vocal talents. As lead singer of the BBC Strictly Come Dancing band, Tommy’s powerful yet sensitive performances have helped create some of the most memorable TV moments of recent times.


The Garage Music Venue
47 Uplands Crescent, Swansea SA2 0NP  
07802 912789

A Winged Victory for the Sullen at Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London.

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Venue

Barbican Centre

Silk Street,
London.
EC2Y 8DS

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Thu 19 Nov 2020, Barbican Hall, 8pm

Tickets £22.50 – 27.50 plus booking fee

Purveyors of contemporary ambient and electronic inspired music, A Winged Victory for the Sullen return to the Barbican’s music programme this autumn in a concert covering a cross-section of their material old and new. The duo – a collaboration between Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid) and pianist and composer Dustin O’Halloran – has nurtured a cult status over the past decade as one of the most experimental voices in contemporary-classical music today.

Both artists are also important innovators in their own right and they have separately had a hand in iconic film scores and game-changing ambient-classical groups. Their material together has produced a series of records for Erased Tapes and Kranky, and their latest 2019 album The Undivided Five marked their Ninja Tune debut. It is only their second piece of original music outside of film, TV and stage commissions, and sees them pay greater heed to the small details in their sound than previously, channelling influences from Debussy to Jóhann Jóhannsson. The Undivided Five is their fifth release, and they have embraced the serendipitous role of the number five, inspired by artist Hilma af Klint and the recurrence of the perfect fifth chord.


A Winged Victory for the Sullen return to the Barbican’s contemporary music programme following two sold-out shows at Milton Court Concert Hall in October 2014 and their headline appearance in the Barbican Hall in December 2015, which also featured Hauschka as a special guest.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire


On sale to Barbican members on Thu 5 Mar 2020
On general sale on Friday 6 Mar 2020

Billie Holiday’s Birthday with Black Voices Quintet at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London.

Date: Thursday, April 09, 2020

Website: icketweb.uk/event/billie-holidays-birthday-with-black-jazz-cafe-tickets/10253065?pl=JC&mc_cid=86415b920c&mc_eid=9a271c495f

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Billie Holiday’s Birthday with Black Voices Quintet


Thu Apr 9 2020
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM


Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway Camden Town
London NW1 7PG


After their two sold out Nina Simone shows last year, Black Voices Quintet return in 2020 to present their homage to an artist considered by many to possess the finest voice in the history of jazz music; Billie Holiday.

Eleanora Fagan, known professionally as Billie Holiday, received four Grammy awards over the course of her glittering thirty year career. Her music had a seminal influence on jazz singing and pop music, and her innovations in singing style and improvisation set the stage for the rapid growth of jazz around the world. She released extensively over the course of her life, on four different major record labels, and a substantial amount of her music has been re-released over the later part of the 20th century.

Nonetheless, her legacy has lived on in the minds and hearts of jazz fans worldwide, and UK ensemble Black Voices Quintet count Holiday among their most significant influences. Drawing inspiration from the black oral tradition, an early music form that is based on the ancient folklores and story telling of Africa, the the a cappella quintet will be presenting their homage to the music of “Lady Day”.

Mark Lettieri Group at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London.

Dates: Monday, July 13, 2020 - Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Website: [url=https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/mark-lettieri-group-jazz-cafe-tickets/10459535?pl=JC&mc_cid=86415b920c&mc_eid=9a271c495f]https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/mark-lettieri-group-jazz-cafe-tickets/10459535?pl=JC&mc_cid=86415b920c&mc_eid=9a271c495f[/url]

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Mon Jul 13 2020
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM


Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway Camden Town
London NW1 7PG


Guitarist, composer and producer Mark Lettieri is a true master of his craft.


Playing in the vibrant Metroplex gospel and R&B scene led Lettieri to join acclaimed jazz group Snarky Puppy in 2008, where he contributes not just as guitarist, but as an arranger and composer. His work with group has resulted in three GRAMMY Awards.


Outside of Snarky Puppy, Lettieri has released three albums as a leader: Knows in 2011, Futurefun in 2013, and most recently, Spark and Echo in 2016 (Ropeadope), which climbed to #11 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums Chart, and #2 on iTunes’ Jazz Chart. His fourth full-length album, Things of that Nature, was out late last year and is easily his most progressive and melodic.


Whether he’s playing hip-hop, worship or instrumental jazz, Mark’s undeniable flair and expertise makes him a must-see when he’s in town.

Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival, various venues, Bristol.

Dates: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Sunday, March 29, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
Website: [url=http://www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com]http://www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com[/url]

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Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival is back from 26 – 29 March 2020 for our eighth festival so far. This year we will be hosting gigs at St George’s Bristol, Bristol Folk House, Fiddlers, O2 Academy Bristol and Bambalan. Along with the vast array of music we’ll also have music workshops at Bristol Folk House, free Stages at Bambalan and Colston Hall, films at the Watershed, our famous late night jam sessions at Bambalan and a Shaken, Not Stirred Cocktail event at the Milk Thistle before James Bond in Concert! hits the stage at O2 Academy. As always we have an incredible programme of jazz and blues from Europe, US and the UK to enchant you all.


For full details please visit Festival website.

Glasshopper at The Green Note, Camden Town, London.

Date: Sunday, April 05, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.greennote.co.uk]http://www.greennote.co.uk[/url]

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From Facebook;


APR
5
8.00 pm
Glasshopper
Public · Hosted by Green Note

Green Note
106 Parkway, NW1 7AN London


020 7485 9899
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London based trio GLASSHOPPER, is an exciting young group born out of a love for melody and improvisation. Led by its saxophonist Jonathan Chung, the group brings together the creative minds of guitarist James Kitchman and drummer Corrie Dick.Influenced by the free, jazz, rock and folk worlds, the band performs Jonathan’s emotionally sophisticated compositions with reverence and abandon, intricately weaving together moments of sonic bliss and euphoric rock-outs. With improvisation at the heart of each performance, Jonathan, Corrie and James are unified in creating original interpretations that inspire fresh stories to unravel within the listeners imagination.
“The sax-guitar-drums trio of Jonathan Chung, James Kitchman and Corrie Dick in the Royal Festival Hall Foyer brought a clear and crystalline, expansive sound with subtle shadings, riding the tides between jazz and post-rock… We’re looking forward to their debut album, recorded and previewed earlier this year, featuring sublime guest-vocalist Sylvia Schmidt-Silas , and characterised by angular interplay, dark delay-drenched atmospheres and arresting moments of exquisite beauty.” - AJ Dehany, London Jazz News


An evocative writer whose tunes blend traditional jazz virtues with more modern development,s including the subtle and effective use of electronics. - The Jazz Mann


Wonderful music… Three musical voices with great gravity with guests together making music which is at once heavy as hell and soaring weightless. - Tom Sanky, Good evening jazz

Not Now Charlie at Ribble Valley Jazz, United Reformed Church, Clitheroe, Lancs.

Date: Sunday, May 03, 2020

Featuring: Not Now Charlie

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MAY
3
4.00 pm
Not Now Charlie
Public · Hosted by Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues - Events & Festivals and Not Now Charlie


Clitheroe United Reformed Church - URC


The perfect mix of Jazz harmony with infectious grooves and memorable melodies, all topped off with the excitement of improvisation.
Taking their influence from the likes of Christian Scott, Manu Katche, Chris Potter, Roller Trio and Joshua Redman yet still managing to create their own individual sound. Their debut was made at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2014 to an enthusiastic audience and had a great reception when they supported The Slowlight Quartet in Jan 2015. Their full length live album was release in 2016 on Jazz Sound Records.


“….yes their music is full of bright melodies and enjoyable grooves but they’re not shackled by them. In the musical world of Not Now Charlie there’s always something of interest going on.“
http://www.thejazzmann.com


“Not Now Charlie know how to write an intoxicating melody”
John Marley, Jazz in York


“Superb playing by all five. This is a band to catch again and again”
Lance Liddle, Bebopspokenhere


Line-up: Jamie Toms – (lead) sax, Pawel Jedrzejewski – guitar, Richard Campbell – piano, Ian Paterson – bass guitar and Mark Johnson – drums

Robin Nolan Trio at Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury.

Date: Saturday, May 09, 2020

Featuring: Robin Nolan Trio
Website: [url=https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/robin-nolan-trio?fbclid=IwAR3B-r5dj81_R143R4ror_Tf5Jh4LoL4n0855cAy5gSPBFF2uj5MOq]https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/robin-nolan-trio?fbclid=IwAR3B-r5dj81_R143R4ror_Tf5Jh4LoL4n0855cAy5gSPBFF2uj5MOq[/url]

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From the Theatre Severn website;


SAT 09 MAY
ROBIN NOLAN TRIO
WALKER THEATRE


World renowned Gypsy Jazz guitarist Robin Nolan’s new and exciting project dedicated to the music of George Harrison, including a previously unreleased Harrison/Nolan composition.
With Shrewsbury’s Chris Quinn on guitar and Gypsy Jazz legend Arnoud Vandenberg on Dbl Bass.


“Robin Nolan is so amazingly good” Bill Wyman


“In these days of cacophony it’s great to hear some proper music.” George Harrison


8pm | £16.50 | STUDENT £10.50 | FRIENDS 10% OFF


THEATRE SEVERN
FRANKWELL QUAY
SHREWSBURY
SHROPSHIRE
SY3 8FT


BOX OFFICE
01743 281281


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Visible Cloaks with Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano at Milton Court Concert Hall, London.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Website: [url=https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/visible-cloaks-with-yoshio-ojima-satsuki-shibano]https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/visible-cloaks-with-yoshio-ojima-satsuki-shibano[/url]

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Visible Cloaks with Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano

Sat 18 Apr 2020, Milton Court Concert Hall, 8pm

Milton Court
Silk St, London
EC2Y 9BH

Tickets £20 plus booking fee
Portland-based electronic duo Visible Cloaks, featuring musicians Spencer Doran and Ryan Carlile, return to Milton Court Concert Hall as part of the Barbican’s contemporary music programme this April, following their appearance at Transcender in 2017, supporting cult Japanese percussionist and composer Midori Takada. This time they bring their collaboration with ambient composer Yoshio Ojima and pianist Satsuki Shibano – two trailblazers of the Japanese avant-garde music and art scenes of the 1980s and 1990s.
The four artists first met in 2017, at the tail end of Visible Cloaks’ first Japanese tour, which led them to work on their collaborative album serenitatem (2019). Leading up to the studio sessions, Doran and Carlile sent Ojima processed sound sketches recorded while on a European tour, which Ojima would add to and return. Visible Cloaks would then fold these edits back into the original compositions, which they then brought to the exploratory recording session in Tokyo.  During their week together, the quartet made use of a number of creative strategies: “echoing sound together,” as Ojima puts it.
The collaboration between Ojima, Satsuki, and Visible Cloaks is both musically and conceptually inseparable from the technology that made it possible.
Visible Cloaks’ minimalist music is inspired by the distinctive electronic soundscapes emerging from Japan in the 1980s. The duo first came to attention with their mixes Fairlights, Mallets and Bamboo, described as investigations “into Fourth World undercurrents in Japanese ambient and pop music, years 1980 – 1986”. Utilizing software-based composition rooted in randomization, MIDI-translation and chance operations, the duo has established an improbable humanist mode of music from esoteric processes.
Produced by the Barbican

On sale to Barbican members on Thu 20 Feb 2020
On general sale on Friday 21 Feb 2020

Taj Mahal & Jon Cleary at Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London.

Date: Friday, July 17, 2020

Venue

Barbican Centre

Silk Street,
London.
EC2Y 8DS

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Taj Mahal & Jon Cleary

Fri 17 Jul 2020, Barbican Hall, 7.30pm

Tickets £20 – 30 plus booking fee
American blues musician Henry Saint Clair Fredericks aka Taj Mahal is a singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, banjo, harmonica and many other instruments. His work has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his more than 50-year career, by fusing sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific. In this special Barbican double-bill he appears alongside British-born New Orleans-based funk and R’n’B musician Jon Cleary who has recorded nine albums to date and has been touring globally with the bands of Taj Mahal, John Scofield, Dr. John, and Bonnie Raitt.  Cleary has also led his own group, The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, for over two decades now.
Produced by the Barbican


On sale to Barbican members on Thu 20 Feb 2020
On general sale on Friday 21 Feb 2020

MoodSwing: Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade at Barbican Hall, London.

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2020

Venue

Barbican Centre

Silk Street,
London.
EC2Y 8DS

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MoodSwing: Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade

Thu 9 Jul 2020, Barbican Hall, 7.30pm

Tickets £30 – 49.50 plus booking fee
Generation-defining jazz musicians and long-time collaborators saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Brian Blade and composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Christian McBride return to the Barbican this summer to revisit their classic 1994 album, MoodSwing.
Performing tracks from the record, along with new material, the jazz supergroup reunites for this very special show. MoodSwing broke the mould for jazz recordings in the 1990s, creating a sound that reached beyond cerebral arrangements and delivered contemporary jazz with emotion and expression.
Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious


On sale to Barbican members on Thu 20 Feb 2020
On general sale on Friday 21 Feb 2020

Guitar Fest feat. Hristo Vitchev a.o. at Art Boutiki Music Hall, San Jose, California, USA

Date: Sunday, April 05, 2020

Website: [url=https://artboutiki.com/]https://artboutiki.com/[/url]

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From Hristo Vitchev via email;


On Sunday, April 5th three of the leading Bay Area jazz guitarists join forces on one stage for a night of six string fun and celebration. Joining them will be the stellar rhythm section of Dan Robbins - bass and Mike Shannon - drums.


Hristo Vitchev - guitar | Mason Razavi - guitar | Rick Vandivier - guitar.


SUNDAY, APRIL 5th
6:00pm
ART BOUTIKI MUSIC HALL
San Jose, CA

SJZ Collective Plays Weather Report, Mingus & Monk at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020

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From the Kuumbwa Jazz Center website;


DATE:
Thursday, April 23
TIME:
7:00 PM
ADVANCE TICKET PRICE:
$21
DOOR TICKET PRICE:
$26.25


With each member of the SJZ Collective an acclaimed bandleader in their own right, the Collective is a powerhouse ensemble. The SJZ Collective is comprised of drummer Wally Schnalle, trumpeter/flugelhorn player John L. Worley, Jr., organist Brian Ho, guitarist Hristo Vitchev, saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan, and bassist Saúl Sierra. The brainchild of Schnalle, the group launched in 2018 with a program that included reimagining the music of Thelonious Monk. That year they debuted at the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest to an enthusiastic crowd. In 2019, they debuted a new program featuring the music of Charles Minus. All About Jazz praised the Collective’s performance at The Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, noting that they “approach vintage material as the jumping off point for electrifying arrangements that feel both fresh and familiar.” This year the Collective has chosen to take on the music of one of the most influential bands in the world of jazz fusion: Weather Report. The music of that preeminent fusion band is filled with beautiful and surprising melodies, infectious grooves, and unbridled energy. The SJZ Collective’s take on this great material promises to be a treat for the audience.


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060
United States


PHONE:
831-427-2227

WEBSITE:
http://www.kuumbwajazz.org

Experiments in Opera, “Anthony Braxton Theater Improvisations” at The Flea Theater, New York City, USA.

Dates: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Saturday, March 28, 2020

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Experiments in Opera presents a rare run of “Anthony Braxton Theater Improvisations” at The Flea Theater 3/26–28 (part of Braxton75)


Information: http://www.experimentsinopera.com

Tickets available at http://www.theflea.org


“Experiments in Opera has proven once again that the so-called ‘indie’ opera companies in New York City can be cultural icons by showcasing innovative, well-written pieces performed by impressive musicians in an intimate space.”
— I Care If You Listen


EXPERIMENTS IN OPERA
— the curiously refreshing composer collective —

presents the world premiere of

Anthony Braxton
Theater Improvisations
An operatic realization of the rarely heard Compositions No. 279-283 for comedian and improvising musicians by a giant of American music, composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton.


Featuring;

Rob Reese, actor/director
Nate Wooley, trumpet
Jessica Pavone, strings
Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones
Kamala Sankaram, vocals
Elizabeth Saunders, vocals


Three performances at The Flea (20 Thomas Street, NYC):
March 26–28, 2020, 7:00pm


Thursday March 26 — Rob Reese, Jessica Pavone, Kamala Sankaram

Friday March 27 — Rob Reese, Ingrid Laubrock, Kamala Sankaram

Saturday March 28 — Rob Reese, Nate Wooley, Elizabeth Saunders


Tickets $30 (general admission) / $75 (VIP)
http://www.experimentsinopera.com/braxton


From EiO’s Composer-Leaders:
“You could say on some level that Experiments in Opera started with Anthony Braxton. All of the EiO composer-leaders have studied and performed with Anthony extensively and are proponents of his omnivorous vision for contemporary music. His mentorship of us as individuals and as an organization has been invaluable as we have created a place for experimental opera and theater in New York over the last nine years. In his advocacy for composer/performers, large-scale spectacles and original storytelling unfettered by convention, he has proven to be a foundation for our community as we push back against the orthodoxy of the traditional opera world. This realization of Compositions No. 279-283 has been a dream to put together, especially since it occupies a legendary and controversial place in Anthony’s musical canon. We are very excited to share this music with our opera audience and also to invite the improvisation and jazz communities in our big conversation about music and performance. Let’s kick it about!”
– Aaron Siegel, Jason Cady, Kamala Sankaram


Compositions No. 279-283
http://www.experimentsinopera.com/braxton


In celebration of the 75th Birthday of trailblazing composer and EiO mentor Anthony Braxton—one of the most important musicians, educators, and creative thinkers of our time—Experiments in Opera presents a rare run of performances of Compositions No. 279-283 composed for improvisational actor and improvising musicians. This production is part of the Braxton75 festivities in 2020 in collaboration with the Tri-Centric Foundation, which supports the continued evolution of the music of Anthony Braxton.


While these works have been recorded, they have never been performed live. Drawing on Braxton’s complex systems of graphic notation, character development and narrative poetics, these compositions ask performers to engage with newspaper clippings, traditional improv comedy techniques and historical comedy tropes, all in the name of creating a dynamic and surprising evening of music and theater.


These compositions were originally recorded by Braxton and Alex Horwitz as Four Compositions (Duets) 2000 (CIMP). At the time, many traditionalists derided these performances as a ‘leap of faith.’ And they are often brought up as an example of the extraordinary risks that Braxton has taken throughout his career to explore a broad palate of performance possibilities.


Anthony Braxton Theater Improvisations will run in the Siggy Theater at The Flea from March 26–28 and will feature director/performer Rob Reese, as well as a different set of musical improvisors for each night of the run: renowned improvisers Nate Wooley (trumpet), Jessica Pavone (strings),  Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones), Kamala Sankaram (vocals), and Elizabeth Saunders (vocals). Together, these performers are re-interpreting Braxton’s scores through the lens of Experimental Opera traditions and shedding light on the avant garde nature of Anthony’s work.


Anthony Braxton taught the three founders of Experiments in Opera (Jason Cady, Aaron Siegel, and Matthew Welch) when they were students at Wesleyan University.


Anthony Braxton
http://www.tricentricfoundation.org
Anthony Braxton (born 1945), the Chicago-born composer and multi-instrumentalist, is recognized as one of the most important musicians, educators, and creative thinkers of the past 50 years. He is highly esteemed in the experimental music community for the revolutionary quality of his work and for the mentorship and inspiration he has provided to generations of younger musicians. Drawing upon a disparate mix of influences from John Coltrane to Karlheinz Stockhausen, Braxton has created a unique musical system that celebrates the concept of global creativity and our shared humanity. His work examines core principles of improvisation, structural navigation and ritual engagement – innovation, spirituality, and intellectual investigation.
From his early work as a pioneering solo performer in the late 1960s through to his eclectic experiments on Arista Records in the 1970s, his landmark quartet of the 1980s, and more recent endeavors, such as his cycle of Trillium operas and the day-long, installation-based Sonic Genome Project, his vast body of work is unparalleled. His small ensembles of the 1970s through to the present day are considered among the most innovative groups of their respective eras, while his Creative Orchestra Music has brought together the varying streams of American jazz orchestras, marching bands, and experimental practices with the traditions of European concert music in a wholly individual compositional voice. His continuing and evolving current systems of the past 15 years, including Ghost Trance Music, Diamond Curtain Wall Music, Falling River Music, Echo Echo Mirror House Music, and ZIM Music, have served as the artistic incubators for some of the most exciting artists of the current generation. Braxton’s many awards include a 1981 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 1994 MacArthur Fellowship, a 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a 2014 NEA Jazz Master Award, and honorary doctorates from Université de Liège (Belgium) and New England Conservatory (USA).


The Flea Theater
http://www.theflea.org
The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York’s leading Off-Off-Broadway companies. Winner of several Obie Awards, a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement and an Otto Award for political theater, The Flea has presented over 100 theatrical, musical and dance performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include premieres by Steven Banks, Thomas Bradshaw, Erin Courtney, Bathsheba Doran, Will Eno, Karen Finley, Amy Freed, Sarah Gancher, Sean Graney, A.R. Gurney, Jennifer Haley, Hamish Linklater, Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio, Itamar Moses, Anne Nelson, Qui Nguyen, Adam Rapp, Jonathan Reynolds, Kate Robbins, Roger Rosenblatt, Elizabeth Swados, and Mac Wellman.  Successes include Drama Desk nominated She Kills Monsters, These Seven Sicknesses, Restoration Comedy, The Mysteries and ten World Premiere productions by A.R. Gurney, including the WSJ Best New Play of 2013, Family Furniture.
The Flea Theater is located at 20 Thomas Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks north of Chambers, close to the A/C/E, N/Q/R/W, 4/5/6, J/M/Z and 1/2/3 subway lines. Purchase tickets online at http://www.theflea.org.


Experiments in Opera
http://www.experimentsinopera.com
Co-Founded in Brooklyn in 2011 by composers Aaron Siegel, Matthew Welch and Jason Cady, Experiments in Opera (EiO) has commissioned 72 new works in nine years, from 47 composers collaborating with over three hundred performers, designers and directors from the New York City artists community. In fall 2018, EiO welcomed composer/vocalist Kamala Sankaram onto staff as Co-Artistic Director.
Experiments in Opera is focused on re-writing the story of opera and believes that new operas can be adventurous and fun, focused on strong and intimate storytelling, while also challenging notions of what experimental music can be. EiO invites composers, directors, designers and performers to create new work that embraces unconventional mediums, a range of durations and production scales, and explores collaboration between all types of artists working to share their visions. EiO brings new operas to the stage as quickly as possible, marking the urgency of artists with something important to say and the desire of audiences to be a part of the excitement of risky and rewarding work.
EiO has produced events at Roulette and Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, as well as at Symphony Space, HERE, Merkin Concert Hall, The Stone, Le Poisson Rouge, Anthology Film Archives and Abrons Arts Center in Manhattan.
Experiments in Opera has presented the work of 47 composers since its first presentation including Jason Cady, Aaron Siegel, Matthew Welch, Roddy Bottom, Gelsey Bell, Georges Aperghis, Robert Ashley, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Joe Diebes, Natacha Diels, Lainie Fefferman, Miguel Frasconi, Anne Guthrie, James Ilgenfritz, John King, Daniel Kushner, Ruby Fulton, Gabrielle Herbst, Nick Hallett, Travis Just, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Joan La Barbara, Lukas Ligeti, Charlie Looker, Cristina Lord, Emily Manzo, Paula Matthusen, Anna Mikailhova, Jonathan Mitchell, Nicole Murphy, Jascha Narveson, Pauline Oliveros, Jessica Pavone, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Dave Ruder, Kamala Sankaram, Elliott Sharp, JG Thirlwell, Justin Tierney, Leaha Maria Villarreal, Dorian Wallace, Shelley Washington, Katie Young, John Zorn, and the Cough Button collective.
In addition to all of its live and media projects, EiO will continue to publish thoughts and musings in EiO Gab Bag, an online blog that features writings on and about contemporary opera and storytelling.
All of the work developed with Experiments in Opera is documented extensively in videos, images and writings that are available in an online catalogue at experimentsinopera.com. These insightful looks into the origins of artists’ ideas and their working habits help to support EiO’s mission of building a more robust conversation about how and why opera works the way it does.
“So zany, so crazy, so touching.”
— Seen and Heard


“Experiments in Opera continues to reinvent the very idea of
what opera is each time they put on a show.”
— The Brooklyn Rail


“An innovative opera venture.”
— The New York Times


“Raw, funny, surreal, and disarmingly human”
— Opera News


“Experiments in Opera is telling stories that are not being told in other places”
— The Wall Street Journal


“Some of the most avant-garde players in the game today”
— Huffington Post


Experiments in Opera’s 2019-2020 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governer Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, by the public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by support from the Casement Fund.

The Gypsy Jazz Festivalof London, various venues, London.

Dates: Sunday, May 03, 2020 - Sunday, May 24, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
Website: [url=http://www.gjflondon.com]http://www.gjflondon.com[/url]

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From Tobie Medland via Facebook;


Over the first two weeks of May, with a Spring Bank Holiday special later in the month, some of the world’s most prestigious Gypsy and Chamber Jazz musicians are descending upon the big smoke.


With a focus on forward thinking, modern and original music, GJFLondon aim to propel the uniquely European Jazz style out of the London underground, to give it a place beside the best of Straight Ahead, Bebop and American Lineage Jazz.


The Bank Holiday special, on Sunday 24th May will feature Antoine Boyer, in Quartet at Kansas Smitty’s Jazz Club.

A Night Of Bond With Janine Johnson at Boisdale Restaurant,Canary Wharf, London.

Date: Friday, July 10, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.boisdaletickets.co.uk]http://www.boisdaletickets.co.uk[/url]

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From Janine Johnson via Facebook;


JUL
10
7.00 pm
A Night Of Bond With Janine Johnson
Public · Hosted by Boisdale Restaurants (Canary Wharf)


“Goldfinger”, “Live and Let Die”, “License to Kill”, “Skyfall”, “Diamonds are Forever”
A NIGHT OF BOND with Janine Johnson singing hits such as “Goldfinger”, “Live and Let Die”, “License to Kill”, “Skyfall”, “Diamonds are Forever” and many more will take your mind on a journey to the celestial zones of your inner self, and that’s just the music! When you come back down to earth and get the visual of Janine Johnsons passion in her production of the hits we all love, you will be back up among the stars again.


Janine Johnson offers her tribute to one of Britain’s most exciting legends of film, theme tunes, satire and cocktails. A diamond amongst songstresses, Janine Johnson will uplift and delight you. Accompanied by some of the UK music scene’s crème de la creme. A night of ‘Pure Gold’ with special guests. Not to be Missed!


As well as being a rising solo artist on the Jazz/Soul music scene, Janine is a lead vocalist with the Westcoast Soulstars, the Cool Million Family and Urban Voices Collective and she works regularly in the music industry as a session singer. Her collaborations include: Ian Shaw, Paloma Faith, Bobby McFerrin, Take That, George Michael, Ray Davies, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Sarah Jane Morris, David Arnold and the list continues.


Janine is adventurous and passionate about life in general. She was living and working in Spain for 12 years before returning to London to further her music/acting career. She trained in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting and has played a number of roles in Theatre and TV, the most recent being; The Harder They Come, Blues Brothers and Midnight Beast (E4). As a singer/songwriter she has one Album; Strength, Wisdom and Growth, a freshly released EP called Passion with the second album due for release in 2018.


“Janine can SING……go see her” David Arnold (Film Composer, James Bond)


“With a voice of smooth velvet and a body to die for, Janine Johnson embodies SOUL” Sarah Jane Morris (The Communards)


“Janine is a soulful woman and even more soulful singer. She will touch your spirit and make you happy with her voice.” Gill Manly (Jazz Singer)


“Janine is a force of nature” Femi Elufowojo Jr (Associate Artist, Almeida Theatre)


“Janine Johnson, LAWD, LAWD!!!” Mark Pulsford (Artist)


BOND REPERTOIRE:

ON HER MAJESTY’S SERVICE
GOLDFINGER
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
THE LOOK OF LOVE
LIVE AND LET DIE
GOLDEN EYE
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
ANOTHER WAY TO DIE
LICENCE TO KILL
NOBODY DOES IT BETTER
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
VIEW TO A KILL
YOU KNOW MY NAME
TOMORROW NEVER DIES
WE HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD
SKYFALL
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER


AFTER SHOW DJ – Tue & Wed till 12am • Thu till 1am • Fri & Sat till 2am


ABOUT THE VENUE
Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues and soul and occasionally rock’n’roll. Described as “London’s No 1 jazz venue” by Tatler Magazine, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking the fountains of Cabot Square, which comprises an award-winning restaurant, four private dining rooms, The Oyster Bar & Grill, The Cigar Terrace, the world’s most extensive whisky bar (over 1000 malt whiskies!), and a stunning walk-in cigar humidor & shop.
The food offering ranges from an excellent value bar menu with a wonderful selection of burgers starting at £10.75and an A La carte menu celebrating great British ingredients with flair and imagination. The dry-aged Aberdeenshire steaks are simply amazing! You can also enjoy fabulous cocktails, a good selection real ales and draft lagers as well as an outstanding wine list with over 200 bins.


Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant - Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT

Idumea String Quartet at Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Date: Sunday, April 12, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.hermonchapel.com]http://www.hermonchapel.com[/url]

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From the Hermon Chapel website;


Hermon Folk: Idumea Quartet - Old Time String Band
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry, SY11 1LF
Sun 12th April 2020 7:00PM


Blending tradition, innovation and whimsy in equal measure, the Idumea Quartet deconstructs and reassembles Appalachian folk music whilst drawing strong influences and incorporating musical elements from other genres. The band’s name derives from ‘Idumea’, song number 47b in The Sacred Harp tunebook, a fundamental source of early American traditional music. Using a classical string quartet format whilst coming from a shared background in traditional music, the quartet seeks to bring the traditional repertoire into conversation with a chamber music aesthetic. Add harmonized singing into the mix and the result is an astonishing sound, which is as high and lonesome as it is symphonic!


As part of their debut album launch tour this spring the Idumea Quartet brings an array of their most recent music to The Hermon. Due for release this April the band’s first album ‘More Than One’ presents traditional Appalachian music in a totally new light, complemented and transformed by the aesthetic of a classical string quartet, albeit one in which there is no written music, as content is originally improvised and vocals also take a prominent position. The evening will feature original tunes by Jane Rothfield, folk songs that have morphed in shape, structure, melody and tune across time and the Atlantic. Watch out for the Sacred Harp piece ‘And Am I Born to Die’, the name of whose melody ‘Idumea’ gives the quartet its name!


Dynamic and diverse, the Idumea Quartet is one of the most exciting and unique-sounding new bands on the scene - Early Bird tickets on sale now!!


LINE-UP:

Ewan MacDonald (Scotland) - violin
Jane Rothfield (U.S.A.) - violin/vocals
Rebecca Wolfe (U.K./Greece) - viola/vocals
Nathan Bontrager (U.S.A.) - cello/vocals


MORE ABOUT IDUMEA’S MUSICIANS:
https://idumeaquartet.com/about/
http://www.janerothfield.com


Event Details
Doors Open at 6:30PM
From 7:00PM to 9:30PM

Location
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry, SY11 1LF


Price
Ticket price
£5.00 - £13.00*

*booking fee applies

Jeanie Barton, “The Doris Day Story” at Peggy’s Skylight, Nottingham.

Date: Sunday, April 05, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.peggyskylight.co.uk]http://www.peggyskylight.co.uk[/url]

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From Jeanie Barton via Facebook;


APR
5
The Doris Day Story: Jeanie Barton
Public · Hosted by Peggy’s Skylight


Jazz singer Jeanie Barton pays homage to Doris Day; one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Her effortless, sunny vocals were perfect for countless breezy musicals and comedies but she also had an extensive career singing with big bands and recorded an acclaimed jazz album with Andre Previn called Duet. Her life was in fact more shadow than sun and there was far more to Doris than most realise. Jeanie and her quartet, featuring Matt Ratcliffe on piano, Simon Paterson on double bass and Andrew Wood on drums, perform their interpretations of her greatest hits, wrapping them up with fascinating stories about her life and career.


Jeanie’s vocals are a touch of class with a sound that is both stylish and personal and characterized by a refreshingly English delivery…” John O’Neill, former Jazz critic, The Sunday Times


“Jeanie is a joyous performer with an effortless style…” Neil Bennison, Theatre Royal, Nottingham


Peggy’s Skylight
3 George St, NG1 3BH Nottingham.

0115 924 0176

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ONMO play The Wayne Shorter Songbook at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Website: [url=https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/onmo-play-the-wayne-shorter-jazz-cafe-tickets/10301615?pl=JC&mc_cid=d2f494b93e&mc_eid=9a271c495f]https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/onmo-play-the-wayne-shorter-jazz-cafe-tickets/10301615?pl=JC&mc_cid=d2f494b93e&mc_eid=9a271c495f[/url]

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Sat Apr 18 2020
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway Camden Town
London NW1 7PG


This April, join us as we invite a collection of London’s most talented jazz musicians and ardent Shorter fans to celebrate the character and music of Wayne Shorter.


Though some will argue about whether Shorter’s primary impact on jazz has been as a composer or as a saxophonist, hardly anyone will dispute his overall importance as one of jazz’s leading figures over a near 7 decade career.


A fascinating musician who’s career to date finds him at the centre of most major jazz movements and protagonists from his Jazz Messenger days to playing and composing for Miles Davis throughout the 60s, to founding fusion supergroup Weather Report with Joe Zawinul.


Expect to hear standout tracks and cult favourites from across Shorter’s career as a composer and a player including his masterpiece album ‘Juju’ plus songs such as Miles Davis’ Footprints and E.S.P plus work with Herbie Hancock and his own great Blue Note sessions.


Lineup:
Jonathan Chung - Tenor
Dave Shulman - Alto and clarinet
Jean de Talhouët - guitar
Rupert Cox - keys
Huw V Williams - Double bass
Joost Hendricks - drums

Mark Porter & Dave Cottle Trio at Langland’s Brasserie, Mumbles, Swansea.

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.swanseajazz.co.uk]http://www.swanseajazz.co.uk[/url]

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Sunday Jazz Suppers @ Langland Brasserie


Jazz Nights @ Langland Brasserie
Ticket includes 2 course dinner choice.
Food served from 7pm : Music from 8.30pm


TELEPHONE BOOKINGS : 07802 912789
All major cedit/debit cards accepted!


SUNDAY April 26th : Mark Porter & Dave Cottle Trio £30.00


Langland’s Brasserie, The Seafront
Brynfield Road, Langland,
Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4SQ


Mark Porter is widely regarded as one of the UK’s foremost Swing/Big Band vocalists.

Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, various venues, Abergavenny

Dates: Monday, October 12, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
Website: [url=http://www.blackmountainjazz.co.uk]http://www.blackmountainjazz.co.uk[/url]

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We have moved the wall2wall Jazz Festival to later in the year so as to avoid a clash with the August bank holiday.  The 2020 festival will be Monday 12th to Sunday 18th October.


The festival dinner will be on Thursday 15th October at the Angel Hotel and we will be entertained by Zoe Gilby - who was also a winner at the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, winning Jazz Vocalist of the Year.  We are currently taking reservations for the dinner

Milestones Jazz Festival, curated by Ronnie Scott’s at Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London.

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
Website: [url=http://www.milestonesfestival.co.uk]http://www.milestonesfestival.co.uk[/url]

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We have received the following press release;


Marcus Miller, Incognito, Courtney Pine & Omar, and Jazzie B are the first acts to be announced, with the festival to be held on Sunday 26th July at Alexandra Palace.


World-famous jazz club Ronnie Scott’s has today announced the launch of Milestones, a brand-new one-day jazz festival, which will take place at Alexandra Palace in North London on Sunday 26th July.


This comes after a landmark year of 6 th anniversary celebrations in 2019, which culminated in a spectacular sold-out gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall in October. Milestones Festival promises to transport Ronnie Scott’s world-class line-up of acts outside of the club’s walls in Soho, and into the stunning grounds of Alexandra Palace.


There will be three stages: the Main Stage outside, the Indoor Stage in Ally Pally’s newly refurbished Theatre, and the DJ Stage. Confirmed to play are American superstar bassist Marcus Miller, funk and soul legends Incognito, British jazz icon Courtney Pine with special guest Omar, and DJ, producer and founder of Soul II Soul, Jazzie B. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.


Simon Cooke, Managing Director at Ronnie Scott’s says: “We had an extraordinarily successful 60th anniversary here at the club, and wanted to build on the momentum of our activity in 2019 by launching what we believe will be the most exciting jazz festival in London. Milestones, as the name suggests, will mark a new era for Ronnie Scott’s, where we can take the Ronnie’s name and the greatest musicians and acts from the world of jazz to an even bigger audience.  We have been looking to do something different for a while and I guess an outdoor day/ evening festival is about as different as we could get from the club in Soho.”


Nick Lewis, Head of Music and Promotions at Ronnie Scott’s says: “When the team at Alexandra Palace offered us loan of the site for the day, it was too good an opportunity to turn down. Alexandra Palace is a stunningly beautiful backdrop for a festival with beautiful views over the city; it also has history in live jazz (the Capital Radio Jazz Festival ran there from 1979-1980). We’re incredibly excited to be bringing a one-day, proper music festival to this part of town.”


Alex Losardo, External Events Programmer and Manager at Ronnie Scott’s says: “To have the opportunity to program a music festival with the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in such a historic place, Alexandra Palace, is humbling to say the least.  Right now, in London we are in a moment where there is an incredible amount of world-class music being created and performed live.  I am thrilled to be a part of this team,presenting such a special outing for the first time”.


Simon Fell, Events Director at Alexandra Palace, says: “It’s fantastic to be welcoming Ronnie Scott’s to Ally Pally this summer. The line-up looks amazing, the setting is superb and it should all make for a brilliant day. Ronnie Scott’s have an ever-growing history of putting on great shows here at Ally Pally and it’s exciting to expand this to a packed one-day festival. I can only encourage you to come along and join in.”


Festival attendees will also be able to sample delicious street food, craft ales and cocktails, and there will be a VIP bar for Ronnie Scott’s members.


Early bird tickets will go on sale at 12pm midday on Thursday 30th January via
See Tickets here https://alexandrapalaceevents.seetickets.com/event/ronnie-scott-s-milestones-festival/alexandra-palace-london/1488288
and are priced at:
- £39.75 + booking fee (Adults)
- £26.50 + booking fee (6-15-year olds)
- Under 5s go free but need a ticket to enter


Visit http://www.milestonesfestival.co.uk to find out more about the festival and get updates on the line-up as further acts are announced.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/milestonesfest

Twitter: https://twitter.com/milestonesfest

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milestonesfest/


Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Mice In A Matchbox at The Nottingham Arms, Tewkesbury, Glos.

Date: Friday, July 10, 2020

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JUL
10
8.00 pm
Mice At The Nottingham Arms
Public · Hosted by Mice in a Matchbox


Nottingham Arms (Tewkesbury)
High Street, GL20 5JU Tewkesbury
01684 491514
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These two have been performing together on tour in England, Wales, Portugal and the West Indies. They have sailed twice around the Atlantic in a small sailing boat. They have performed at festivals like Nozstock, The Green Gathering, The Guadiana International Music Festival, Hay on Wye’s How The Light Gets in and Glastonbury.

NN North Sea Jazz Festival at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Dates: Thursday, July 09, 2020 - Sunday, July 12, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
Website: [url=https://www.northseajazz.com]https://www.northseajazz.com[/url]

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29/01/2020.
We have received the following press release;


Herbie Hancock, Jill Scott, George Benson, Michael Kiwanuka, Archie Shepp, Gregory Porter, And Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade’s Mood Swing Quartet Amongst Acts Announced For NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2020
The world’s largest indoor music festival returns to Rotterdam from 10-12th July 2020 for its 45th edition.


This summer, the NN North Sea Jazz Festival will celebrate its 45th edition when it returns to the Ahoy Centre in Rotterdam from 10th-12th July with arguably its most high-profile line-up to date. The first wave of artists announced includes a vast array of some of the most successful and revered singers of all-time including Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Jill Scott, George Benson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Michael Kiwanuka and Gregory Porter.
The festival will also offer a selection of the biggest and best acts from across the jazz spectrum including Herbie Hancock, who celebrates turning 80 with a special anniversary concert, the much-anticipated reunion of Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade who bring their Mood Swing Quartet to the festival, a tribute to John Coltrane by Archie Shepp, a special collaboration between Kurt Elling and Danilo Perez and Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen and his project Big Vicious. There is also once again a strong contingent of UK acts performing at this year’s festival including Shabaka Hutchings with his Shabaka & The Ancestors project, Kokoroko, Nérija, Nubya Garcia and Stacey Kent amongst others.
More acts will be announced in due course. The current line-up can be found here: https://www.northseajazz.com/en/program/
Less than an hour’s plane-ride away or a direct train from London St Pancras, the North Sea Jazz Festival is easily accessible from the UK and has built an unrivalled reputation since its inception in 1976 as one of the most unique and eclectic events in the musical calendar. Having played host to the likes of jazz greats Miles Davis and Ray Charles all the way through to D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Jamiroquai and Earth, Wind and Fire, the North Sea Jazz Festival is a legendary event unlike any other and will this year present more than 1000 musicians in over 150 performances across its 3 days.


With early bird tickets already sold out, day tickets go on sale Friday 1st February, and will be available to buy here: https://www.northseajazz.com/en/tickets/
NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2020 - Rotterdam Ahoy
Thursday 9 July:
Grand opening Night with John Legend
Friday 10 July: Archie Shepp – Tribute to John Coltrane, Branford Marsalis, Brittany Howard, Burna Boy, George Benson, Jazzmeia Horn, Jill Scott, Joe Bonamassa & Metropole Orkest, Jordan Rakei, Kurt Elling & Danilo Pérez, Kokoroko, Lionel Richie, Louis Cole Big Band, Mark Guiliana BEAT MUSIC, Mark Lettieri Group, Nérija, This Edition ft. Jeff Ballard, Jasper Høiby, Pablo Held, Verneri Pohjola, Julian Argüelles and many more
Saturday 11 July: Archie Shepp – Tribute to John Coltrane, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, Diana Ross, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, Gustavo Santaolalla, Greg Ward’s Rogue Parade, Hiromi, Ibrahim Maalouf, James Carter Organ Trio, Little Simz, Marc Cohn & The Blind Boys of Alabama, Michael Kiwanuka, Mood Swing Quartet ft. Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade, Nubya Garcia, Nona, Typhoon, Yola and many more
Sunday 12 July: Alicia Keys, Ari Lennox, Avishai Cohen Big Vicious, Baby Rose, Black Pumas, Gregory Porter, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola’s Band “Viento y Tiempo”, Herbie Hancock, Joey Alexander Trio, John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension, Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio ft. Johnathan Blake, Mudita, New Cool Collective, SFJAZZ Collective, Shabaka And The Ancestors, Stacey Kent, TaxiWars and many more
Tickets

Day tickets: € 99,00 (excl. service fees), with CJP discount: € 79 (excl. service fees)

3 day tickets: € 250 (excl. service fees) sold out

Group ticket (up to 10 persons): € 820 (excl. service fees)

Junior ticket (up to 15 yrs): € 25 (incl. service fees)

Grand opening night John Legend: from € 60 (excl. service fees)

Darius Brubeck Quartet, afternoon performance at Loughton Methodist Church, Loughton, Essex.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Featuring: Darius Brubeck Quartet
Website: [url=http://www.nationaljazzarchive.co.uk]http://www.nationaljazzarchive.co.uk[/url]

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The National Jazz Archive have forwarded the following information regarding this event;


Darius Brubeck celebrates Dave Brubeck


On 18 April, the Darius Brubeck Quartet plays a fundraising concert for the Archive. It celebrates the music of Darius’ father, Dave Brubeck, in particular, the 60th anniversary of Time Out, one of the greatest jazz albums of all time and the first to sell a million copies. It’s the album that includes the iconic ‘Take Five’. The Quartet also present their latest album Live in Poland, in which Darius retraced his father’s 1958 tour in the country, and features compositions by Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Hugh Masekela and Darius himself.


With Darius will be Brandon Allen on tenor sax, Matt Ridley on bass and Wesley Gibbens on drums.


The concert is at Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB, and begins at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £20 and can be ordered here.


As a preview, you can watch the Quartet playing ‘Take Five’ at https://youtu.be/f-JUcM22gbs and ‘Blue Rondo a La Turk’ at https://bit.ly/38JDYKE.

Love Supreme Jazz Festival at Glynde Place, East Sussex.

Dates: Friday, July 03, 2020 - Sunday, July 05, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
Website: [url=http://www.lovesupremefestival.com]http://www.lovesupremefestival.com[/url]

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February 2020;


Love Supreme 2020 full line-up to date:

Anita Baker (first UK show in 13 years + last ever UK performance)

The Roots (only UK show of 2020)

TLC (celebrating 25 years of CrazySexyCool)

The Isley Brothers (first UK shows in 10 years)

Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes

Sergio Mendes

Sister Sledge

Charles Lloyd Kindred Spirits

Candi Staton

Dhafer Youssef

Louis Cole Big Band

Nubya Garcia

Brand New Heavies

Mayra Andrade

Avishai Cohen Big Vicious

Cory Wong

KOKOROKO

Nérija

Greentea Peng

Harold López Nussa

Snowboy & The Latin Section

MF Robots

Melissa Aldana

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Yazmin Lacey

Charlotte Adigéry

Daniel Casimir and Tess Hirst

Sasha Keable

Kaiit

Michael Janisch Band

Quentin Collins Sextet

Neue Grafik Ensemble

Mamas Gun

Jazz Morley

Graham Costello’s Strata

Georgia Cécile

Rob Luft

Fergus McCreadie Trio

Kathrine Windfeld Sextet


Now in its 8th year, Love Supreme is Europe’s biggest outdoor jazz festival and will return to the picturesque setting of the South Downs in East Sussex from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th July 2020.


Additional names will be announced in due course.

Rob Luft Band at Latvian Club, Manningham, Bradford, W. Yorkshire.

Date: Friday, June 05, 2020

Featuring: Rob Luft

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From Rob Luft via Facebook;


JUN
5
8.30 pm
Rob Luft Band
Public · Hosted by JATPjazz and Rob Luft


Latvian Club
5 Clifton Villas, Manningham, BD8 7BY City of Bradford.
01274 546235


Into an already hectic schedule with Europe’s jazz glitterati occasioned by their unbelievable talents, the Rob Luft Band is in album launch tour mode.


Multi-award-winning and now BBC Radio 3 New Generation artist, his debut album, “Riser”, was released to pan-European and US critical acclaim : “a very sophisticated debut, but given Luft’s old-soul achievements since his early teens, we should have heard it coming” (J. Fordham).


Rob Luft - g,
Joe Wright - sax,
Joe Webb - keys,
Tom McCredie - b,
Corrie Dick - d


https://robluft.co.uk/

Tina May at Kidderminster Jazz Club, Town Hall, Kidderminster, Worcs.

Date: Thursday, June 04, 2020

Website: [url=https://www.kidderminster-events.co.uk/event/kidderminster-jazz-club-tina-may/]https://www.kidderminster-events.co.uk/event/kidderminster-jazz-club-tina-may/[/url]

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Kidderminster Jazz Club
Kidderminster Town Hall DY10 1DE


Doors Open at 7:00pm
Performance starts at 7:30pm


Tina May started exploring and developing her jazz sensibilities at University College. Tina appeared in festivals , broadcast with the BBC Big band and record with her group. Tina started winning awards as well as friends through her singing. In 1993 she was awarded a silver medal by The Worshipful Company of Musicians. This coincided with Tina’s first week at Ronnie Scotts with her own band and the rest is history and Tina’s brilliance continues.


Kidderminster Town Hall
Vicar Street, DY10 1DB
Kidderminster,
United Kingdom
01562 732158


Standard Ticket: £10 | Concession Ticket: £8

Brooks Williams & Phil Richardson at The Hermon Chapel, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.hermonchapel.com]http://www.hermonchapel.com[/url]

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From Claudia Lis via Facebook;


MAY
31
7.00 pm
Brooks Williams & Phil Richardson - 30th Anniversary Tour
Public · Hosted by The Hermon


The Hermon
Chapel Street, SY11 1LF Oswestry.
01691 662196
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BLUES @ THE HERMON
GUITAR-MAESTRO BROOKS WILLIAMS
& PIANIST PHIL RICHARDSON
30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Sunday, 31st May 2020, 7pm start @ The Hermon, Oswestry
FOR INFO & TICKETS: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hermonchapel/t-neyaxq


Acclaimed American BLUES GUITARIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER BROOKS WILLIAMS is due to pay his much awaited third visit to THE HERMON, this time for the special occasion of celebrating his 30TH ANNIVERSARY of being on the road! His years of prolific International touring have led to numerous fruitful collaborations playing music from the roots of early country-blues legends such as Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell, through to Jazz, Folk and Americana. For the 30th Anniversary Tour, Williams will be joined alternately by fiddler Aaron Catlow, singer-songwriter Rab Noakes, and Bonnie Tyler’s pianist PHIL RICHARDSON! For Williams’ and Richardsons’ stop at The Hermon expect a winning combination of NEW ORLEANS PIANO GROOVES, PIEDMONT GUITAR PICKING and two SOULFUL VOICES blending beautifully!


“At the top of his game, setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues.”
- BLUES IN BRITAIN


“Brooks Williams would undoubtedly be hailed as one of the acoustic guitar gods of our time were he not also such a sweet singer and smart songwriter.” - THE BOSTON GLOBE


“He’s a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer - Brooks Williams is the real thing!”
- MARTIN SIMPSON


Georgia-born Brooks Williams released his first album early in 1990 to a glowing review by The Washington Post, followed by further wide-spread acclaim and a pivotal appearance on National Public Radio’s show ‘All Things Considered’ with Noah Adams. His first touring activities were set in motion and 30 years later Williams is more than ever known as consummate, hard-gigging artist, performing hundreds of shows every year and recording at dizzying pace. When he is not solo, he is collaborating with the likes of Hans Theessink, Guy Davis, Boo Hewerdine, Rab Noakes, Jim Henry and Sloan Wainwright.


In 2013 Brooks was nominated ‘BEST MALE VOCALIST’ by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. He also ranks in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists and has over the years picked alongside TAJ MAHAL, JOHN HAMMOND, PAUL JONES, LITTLE FEAT, MARIA MULDAUR, SHAWN COLVIN and LEO KOTTKE, to name but a few.  �


In honour of his auspicious anniversary, Williams has re-recorded an album of his favourite songs from his 28-CD discography. Called ‘WORK MY CLAIM’, the songs reach across the span of years and include guest appearances from JOHN MC CUSKER, CHRISTINE COLLISTER, AARON CATLOW, JIM HENRY, RALF GROTTIAN and PHIL RICHARDSON. The outcome is an acoustic tour-de-force - not to be missed!


The NEW ALBUM ‘WORK MY CLAIM’, due to be released on 7th February 2020, will be available for purchase on the night! EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!


A BIT MORE ABOUT BROOKS: http://www.brookswilliams.com


‘THE HERMON’ in Oswestry
Sunday 31st May 2020
Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Duration 7pm to 9.30pm
Ticket Price: Early Bird £10 (first 30 ADV-tickets sold) / thereafter £13 ADV & OTD / 16 & under £5.00
Please note: Booking fees apply for online bookings and card processing fees for card payments over the phone.
BOX OFFICE: 01691 662196
FOR INFO & TICKETS: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hermonchapel/t-neyaxq

The Jungle - Wynton Marsalis w. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & LSO at Barbican Centre, London.

Dates: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020

Featuring: Wynton Marsalis
Website: [url=https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/jazz-at-lincoln-center-orchestra-lso-the-jungle]https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/jazz-at-lincoln-center-orchestra-lso-the-jungle[/url]

Venue

Barbican Centre

Silk Street,
London.
EC2Y 8DS

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From the Barbican website;


The Jungle
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & LSO
Sat 30—Sun 31 May 2020,Barbican Hall
Tickets £40 – 85


Wynton Marsalis paints a musical portrait of New York City with The Jungle, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.


A brash fanfare announces the ‘Big Show’ of the opening movement, before we’re taken on a journey through the sounds of the city. There’s ramshackle ragtime, vibrant jazz, and a meander through Afro-Cuban districts. The symphony captures the city in all its energy, beauty and bleakness – and more than anything, it’s about the shared humanity that the metropolis symbolises.


‘New York City is the most fluid, pressure-packed, and cosmopolitan metropolis the modern world has ever seen,’ says the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer. ‘The speed, freedom, and intensity of our relationships to each other – and to the city itself – forces us onto a collective superhighway unlike any other in our country.’


Programme
Wynton Marsalis Symphony No 4, ‘The Jungle’


Performers
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
London Symphony Orchestra

John Law’s Congregation at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020

Website: [url=https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/john-laws-congregation]https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/john-laws-congregation[/url]

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From the Wiltshire Music website;


Saturday 30 May, 7:30pm
JOHN LAW’S CONGREGATION
CONFIGURATION Tour UK 2020


PRICE
£16 / £8 U18s + students


John Law piano
James Mainwaring saxophone
Ashley John Long double bass
Dave Smith drums


Captivating anthemic melodies, powerful rhythms and grooves all combined with subtle electronic soundscapes make for an appealing and kaleidoscopic fusion of jazz, rock, electronica and classical.


John Law returns to WMC with congregation to present music from their new album CONFIGURATION. Avoiding complexity for its own sake, Law’s compositions have been likened to film music in the way they conjure up powerful visual images, and appeal to people with a wide variety of tastes.


Box office 01225 860 100

All other enquiries 01225 860 110


Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ

Fofoulah at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

Featuring: Fofoulah
Website: [url=https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/fofoulah]https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/fofoulah[/url]

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From the Wiltshire Music website;


Friday 29 May, 7:30pm
FOFOULAH
Shapeshifting sonic landscapes


PRICE
£16 / £8 U18s + students
Kid-a-Quid: up to two Under-18s pay £1 each with every full-price ticket


Batch Gueye vocals, dance
Tom Challenger sax, synths
Phil Stevenson guitar
Johnny Brierley bass
Kaw Secka sabar
Dave Smith drums


London-based afro-dub ensemble Fofoulah makes their debut at WMC. Combining dub and jazz with flavours of West Africa, the band create a unique sound world that is both earthy and urban, futurist and rooted.


Propelled by the driving rhythms created by combining a traditional drum set with sabar beats from Senegal and Gambia, the soundscapes are overlaid with a myriad of vocal, instrumental and electronic sounds.


‘A deeply exciting listen’
Songlines


Box office 01225 860 100

All other enquiries 01225 860 110


Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ

Sarah Gillespie Quintet at Westacre Theatre, Westacre, Norfolk.

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

Featuring: Sarah Gillespie
Website: [url=https://thelittleboxoffice.com/westacre/event/view/119884?fbclid=IwAR1xHymrhXFD54HZ3ee_NUF_m8v0Kwtsap77pUjbT3jMsj3VR8gV4lcmZxk]https://thelittleboxoffice.com/westacre/event/view/119884?fbclid=IwAR1xHymrhXFD54HZ3ee_NUF_m8v0Kwtsap77pUjbT3jMsj3VR8gV4lcmZxk[/url]

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From Sarah Gillespie via Facebook;


Fri 29th May - so looking forward to playing a local gig ‘for local people’ at Norfolk’s Westacre Theatre with Kit Downes - piano, Ruth Goller - double bass, Chris Montague - guitar, James Maddren - drums. Please come along if you’re free!


Box Office: 01760 755 800
Enquiries Telephone: 01760 755 007
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Westacre Theatre, River Road, Westacre, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1UA
http://www.westacretheatre.com

Richard Foote Quintet at Midlands Arts Centre (mac), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

Website: [url=https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/tde-promotions-presents-richard-foote-quintet]https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/tde-promotions-presents-richard-foote-quintet[/url]

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From the MAC website;


TDE Promotions Presents: Richard Foote Quintet
Fri 29 May


Price: From £8.50 Duration:120 mins


A new quintet featuring a double trombone front line of Richard and Kieran Mcleod, plus Andy Woodhead on piano, Olie Brice on bass and Andrew Bain on drums.


Dates & Times
Fri 29 May
8:00pm


Box Office & Enquiries: 0121 446 3232

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Lady Maisery at Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.hermonchapel.com]http://www.hermonchapel.com[/url]

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From Barry Edwards via Facebook;


MAY
28
8.30 pm
Hermon Folk: Lady Maisery - 10th Anniversary Tour
Public · Hosted by The Hermon


The Hermon
Chapel Street, SY11 1LF Oswestry
01691 662196
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HERMON FOLK: LADY MAISERY’S 10th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Thursday, 28th May 2020, 8.30pm start @ The Hermon, Oswestry
FOR INFO & TICKETS: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hermonchapel/t-jpjkxj
WE ARE EXPECTING A SELL-OUT - PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKETS EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!


In May the avid followers of Hermon Folk can look forward to a very special 10th Anniversary performance of AWARD-WINNING LADY MAISERY, one of today’s leading vocal harmony trio’s on the U.K.’s Folk scene.  A unique opportunity to experience this impressive group of multi-instrumentalists and superb singers on a tour of selected venues, celebrating a full decade of innovation by presenting a RETROSPECTIVE of their most powerful songs. Lady Maisery played The Hermon in 2018 to a full house - PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKETS EARLY to avoid disappointment!


“Some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene – an impressive blend of ease and sophistication!” - THE GUARDIAN ****


“Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency,….powerful, enthralling work.” - Songlines ****


‘Three of the most vibrant, young talents of the new British Folk Wave’ - MOJO


“Ambitious and beautiful!” - MARL RADCLIFFE, RADIO 2


In an English folk scene bursting with bold and innovative music, LADY MAISERY shines brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, HAZEL ASKEW, HANNAH JAMES and ROWAN RHEINGANS harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skillful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last ten years, the trio has toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe and have released five critically acclaimed albums.


Underpinning every performance are Lady Maisery’s DISTINCTIVE HARMONIES: sometimes lush and rich, some-times dark and invigorating, they intertwine with assured precision. The trio is also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, or ‘diddling’. Once common in England, and still found across parts of southern and northern Europe, this form of singing without words is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Each singer also being an accomplished instrumentalist, many songs are expertly accompanied by a rich tapestry of Rowan’s fiddle, banjo and bansitar, Hazel’s harp and concertina and Hannah’s accordion and foot percussion.


Since the group’s conception, Lady Maisery has attracted substantial attention, was nominated for the HORIZON AWARD at the BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2012, received the ‘BEST ALBUM’ award at the BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 and has visited the USA as OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTIST at the FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL.


MORE ABOUT LADY MAISERY:
https://www.ladymaisery.com/about
MORE ABOUT ROWAN’S ‘BANSITAR’:
http://www.helmutrheingans.co.uk/bansitars
CHECK OUT THEIR MUSIC HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKzjF4ki5rE


HERMON CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE
‘THE HERMON’ - Oswestry
Thursday, 28th May 2020
Doors open at 8pm for a 8.30pm start
Duration 8.30pm to 11pm
Ticket Price: Early Bird £15 (first 30 ADV-tickets sold) / thereafter £18 ADV & OTD / 16 & under Youth Ticket £8.00
Please note: Booking fees apply for online bookings and card processing fees for card payments over the phone.
BOX OFFICE: 01691 662196
ONLINE TICKETS HERE:
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hermonchapel/t-jpjkxj

GJFL: Trios Night feat. Cornelius Corkery, Tobie Medland a.o. at Ruby’s Dalston, London.

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.rubysdalston.com]http://www.rubysdalston.com[/url]

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From Facebook;


MAY
14
GJFL: Trios Night at Ruby’s Dalston
Public · Hosted by The GypsyJazz Festival of London and Cornelius Corkery - Guitarist


Ruby’s
76 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 7XB London.
020 7923 7744
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Three of London’s most dynamic trios. Soaring Ballads, fierce Gypsy Swingers and groovin’ Jazz standards. Down the unassuming stairwell of one of Dalstons hippest joints. Ruby’s Lounge.


Performing tonight:


Tobie Medland/Bim Williams/Rio Kai.
Virtuosic Violinist - Once Tobie Medland was performing at top concert halls. Now sultry Jazz clubs. A rising star on the UK scene.
Sought after Guitarist - A leading light on the Manchester Jazz scene, Bim Williams. Bim is one of the most respected young players in the North.
Mercury award nominated Bassist - Rio Kai is a force to be reckoned with. Member of Nerija, Seed ensemble and side man to a host of top names on the circuit.


Harry Diplock/Andrea Todesco/Pete Thomas.
Diplock, Todesco and Thomas are some of the most impressive players in town. Renowned for having some of the fastest fingers on the scene, Harry Diplock fronts an untouchable line up. They’ve played with absolutely everyone, including Gypsy Jazz legend Gonzalo Bergara. Heavy hitting, passionate and oh so swingin.


The Cornelius Corkery trio.
Yorkshire bred Cornelius has chartered the UK and beyond to play his craft. He’s had shows at a whole load of festivals including the Jazz festivals of Burton Agnes, Cork and Marsden. Back in day he played at Musklrock, Hell over Hamburg and Live Evil rock festivals too! Cornelius is a founding member of the eclectic Skylark Trio and host of the “Gypsy Jazz Hangouts” podcast. These guys are currently working on their debut album. It’s gonna be a hit!


Get down early to avoid dissapointment!

Stacey Kent at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

Date: Saturday, May 09, 2020

Website: [url=https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/stacey-kent]https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/stacey-kent[/url]

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From the Wiltshire Music website;


Saturday 9 May, 7:30pm
STACEY KENT
Vocal jazz iconoclast presents a musical self-portrait


PRICE
£23 / £11.50 U18s + students


Stacey Kent vocals
Jim Tomlinson saxophone, flute
Jeremy Brown bass
Josh Morrison drums
Graham Harvey piano


Stacey Kent stands strong among the top jazz artists of our time as one the most successful and prolific jazz vocalists in the world. With over 2 million albums sold, a Grammy nomination and international acclaim, Stacey’s visit to Wiltshire Music Centre with her 5-piece band forms part of her worldwide concert tour showcasing a beautiful collection of songs.


From American Standards to Bossa Nova classics, Chansons and original songs, this programme will feature some of Stacey’s most loved repertoire, including numbers co-written by Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro, whose songwriting partnership with Stacey has formed an essential part of her repertoire.


PRE-CONCERT INFO
6.45pm FreeStage performance by Wiltshire Young Singers


Box office 01225 860 100

All other enquiries 01225 860 110


Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ

“Propaganda”, a weekend of music, art and spoken word at The Barbican & associated venues, London.

Dates: Friday, May 08, 2020 - Sunday, May 10, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
Website: [url=http://www.barbican.org.uk]http://www.barbican.org.uk[/url]

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We have received the following press release;


The Barbican announces details of Propaganda – a weekend of music, art and spoken word, curated by jazz artist Shabaka Hutchings


Propaganda
A weekend of music, art and spoken word curated by Shabaka Hutchings
Friday 8 – Sunday 10 May 2020
Barbican Hall & foyers, LSO St Luke’s, Milton Court Concert Hall, St Giles’ Cripplegate
Tickets £10 – 20, plus free events
Produced by the Barbican
On sale to Barbican Members on Thursday 30 January 2020
On general sale on Friday 31 January 2020


One of the foremost proponents of the current British jazz scene, Guildhall School of Music & Drama alumnus, saxophonist, clarinettist and band leader Shabaka Hutchings curates Propaganda – a Barbican weekend of music, art, spoken word and some very special collaborations. The music programme will include an eclectic mix of jazz, improv and experimental elements, electronica, Caribbean sounds and African traditions from South Africa, Ghana, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.


Shabaka Hutchings says: “The inspiration for the programme and artists I’ve chosen for the weekend is propaganda. I’ve tried to find a point of intersection between my practice as an artist and an abstract idea of what propaganda entails: a directed means of altering the lens by which large groups of people process the information that determines the parameters of their imaginative reality. The political becomes artistic and the artistic becomes political.
“The aim of each work chosen to be performed over the course of the weekend is to broaden our capacity to feel and to rekindle the energy needed to see the world with the potentiality of dreaming new futures and applying ourselves to action when we exit the concert hall.”
There will be seven ticketed sessions across the Barbican Hall, Milton Court Concert Hall, LSO St Luke’s and St Giles’ Cripplegate, plus a non-ticketed programme over the weekend in the Barbican foyers curated in collaboration with Skin Deep; plus free post-show sets on the Barbican’s ClubStage on Friday and Saturday nights.
Highlights of the weekend include:

Shabaka Hutchings performing alongside Sons of Kemet and Britten Sinfonia + Mantombi Matotiyana with Dizu Plaatjies
A world premiere performance of a new work by Mica Levi, written for and performed by Shabaka Hutchings
Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda + King Ayisoba
Danalogue: Suite of the Elements
The Rolling Calf
Kit Downes Quintet
Shabaka & the Ancestors + Maâlem Houssam Guinia + Anthony Joseph
A programme of free events created by Skin Deep
Post-show ClubStage performances on Fri and Sat by DJ Noss and Ammar 808
FULL PROGRAMME DETAILS BELOW;


Skin Deep
Fri 8 – Sun 10 May 2020, Barbican Level G
FREE
The Propaganda weekend features a non-ticketed programme in the Barbican foyers created by Skin Deep. This will include a contribution from interdisciplinary design collective RESOLVE with further programme details tba.
A creative powerhouse that is redefining culture, amplifying voices of colour through discussions of race, politics and activism, Skin Deep is an online platform, a biannual print publication and a curator of live events. Telling the stories others don’t, they collaborate with creatives, musicians, writers, artists and activists to produce and platform original, thought-provoking, fresh and accessible content.
Produced by the Barbican
Friday 8 May 2020
PROPAGANDA SESSION ONE
Shabaka Hutchings with Sons of Kemet and Britten Sinfonia
+ Mantombi Matotiyana with Dizu Plaatjies
Featuring the world premiere performance of a Mica Levi piece, written for and performed by Shabaka Hutchings
Fri 8 May 2020, Barbican Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets £17.50 – 20 plus booking fee
The Propaganda weekend kicks off with an exciting double-bill featuring octogenarian South African Xhosa singer and traditional master bow and harp player (uhadi, umrhubhe, isitolotolo) Mantombi Matotiyana in what will be her first London appearance. She will give a solo, stripped-down performance, accompanied only by traditional African multi-instrumentalist Dizu Plaatjies. The son of a Xhosa healer and founder and former leader of South Africa’s internationally celebrated marimba group, Amampondo, Plaatjies rediscovered Matotiyana when they met at his father’s house, and she has since featured on several of his albums. Her solo debut album Songs of Greeting, Healing and Heritage came out in 2019.
Also in the first half of the concert will be the world premiere performance of a new work, written by musician, producer and composer Mica Levi for and performed by Shabaka Hutchings.
The second half of the concert features a performance of Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, which was commissioned and premiered by Benny Goodman, performed here by Shabaka Hutchings and Barbican Associate Ensemble Britten Sinfonia. The evening concludes with a performance of Hutchings’ orchestral suite Babylon – an amalgamation of jazz, minimalist classical music and electronica – performed by Shabaka Hutchings, his band Sons of Kemet and Britten Sinfonia.
Produced by the Barbican
DJ Noss
Fri 8 May 2020, Barbican ClubStage, Level -1, post-show
FREE
The post-show ClubStage event on Friday night is an extended DJ set by Martiniquan DJ Noss, featuring live ancestral Bèlè drumming and Noss’s eclectic mix of electronic music, bridging the gap between the musical styles of Africa and her diasporas. Through his music, DJ Noss tells his version of the story of Martinique, summoning the past, redefining the present and imagining the future.
Produced by the Barbican


Saturday 9 May 2020
PROPAGANDA SESSION TWO
Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda + King Ayisoba
Sat 9 May 2020, LSO St Luke’s, 2pm
Tickets £12.50 plus booking fee
Propaganda Session Two features a solo set from Ghanaian traditional musician King Ayisoba who is a master of the kologo (a two-stringed lute instrument). Renowned for his trademark vocal sound and fierce, uncompromising music, The Wire magazine described him as ‘the style’s undisputed trailblazer’, who is bringing the kologo sound to great popularity both in Ghana and abroad.
The evening then continues with Algerian raï singer Sofiane Saidi – who has been called “the prince of raï 2.0” as he takes the classic raï genre and sparks it up for the 2020s – performing alongside his band Mazalda. Together they create a fresh take on the music, which fuses Arabic and Algerian folk elements with Western rock. Saidi’s and Mazalda’s album El Ndjoum came out in 2018.
Produced by the Barbican


PROPAGANDA SESSION THREE
Danalogue: Suite of the Elements
Sat 9 May 2020, St Giles’ Cripplegate, 5pm
Tickets £10 plus booking fee
Producer (The Comet is Coming, Snapped Ankles, Alabaster Deplume, Flamingods) and keyboard player Dan Leavers aka Danalogue presents his new spiritual project Suite of the Elements as part of Propaganda. Most known for his synthesiser and production work in Mercury Nominated trio The Comet is Coming, this project sees Danalogue write in a new context. A composition for church organ, tape loops, drums, gongs, percussion and flute, the piece explores the qualities and atmospheres of the ancient hermetic elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire and Aether. The work contains influences of minimalism, jazz and psychedelic music. Danalogue (organ, piano) will be joined on stage by Betamax (drum kit, percussion), Rosanna Ter-Berg (flute, percussion), Cathy Eastburn (gongs & singing bowls) and Raimund Wong (cassette tape loops and effects). Danalogue returns to the Barbican’s contemporary music programme following his participation in Video Jam x Basquiat in 2018.
Produced by the Barbican
PROPAGANDA SESSION FOUR
Sat 9 May 2020, Barbican Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets £17.50 – 20 plus booking fee
Details for PROPAGANDA SESSION FOUR to be announced in due course.
Ammar 808
Sat 9 May 2020, Barbican ClubStage, Level -1, post-show
FREE
Ammar 808 is a project produced and developed by acclaimed Tunisian producer and arranger Sofyann Ben Youssef (Bargou 08, Kel Assouf), which takes audiences into the dark realms of North African futurism. Here they will present a live electronic set.
Sunday 10 May 2020
PROPAGANDA SESSION FIVE
The Rolling Calf
Sun 10 May 2020, Milton Court Concert Hall, 2pm
Tickets £12.50 plus booking fee
Propaganda Session Five sees a set by The Rolling Calf – a black power trio featuring vocalist Elaine Mitchener, saxophonist Jason Yarde and bassist Neil Charles. Their avant-garde performances combine texts by revolutionary African-Diasporic thinkers with collective electroacoustic improvisation.
Produced by the Barbican
PROPAGANDA SESSION SIX
Kit Downes Quintet
Sun 10 May 2020, St Giles’ Cripplegate, 5pm
Tickets £10 plus booking fee
Composer, pianist and organist Kit Downes plays a set alongside a small ensemble featuring Lucy Railton (cello), Tom Challenger (sax), Ingebjørg Loe Bjørnstad (vocals) and Phelan Burgoyne (drums). Presenting material from his second record for ECM, Dreamlife of Debris (2019), Downes creates beautifully modulating soundscapes – from quiet meditations to menacing drones.
The new album, which was inspired by W.G. Sebald’s book The Rings of Saturn, carries forward the story that began on the first album, Obsidian, extending and developing its processes and core ideas. But where Obsidian was (almost exclusively) a solo church organ album, part of Kit’s plan for Dreamlife was to put the organ in a broader context, and also to bring the piano into the larger compositional picture.
Produced by the Barbican


PROPAGANDA SESSION SEVEN
Shabaka & the Ancestors
+ Maâlem Houssam Guinia
+ Anthony Joseph
Sun 10 May 2020, Barbican Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets £17.50 – 20 plus booking fee
The final session as part of the Propaganda weekend sees a set by Moroccan Gnawa musician Maâlem Houssam Guinia who returns to the Barbican’s music programme following a collaboration with producer James Holden in 2016. The closing set comes from Shabaka & the Ancestors, presenting new material from their upcoming second album. The evening also features spoken word contributions from poet and musician Anthony Joseph who returns to the Barbican following his Windrush: A Celebration project as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival in 2018.
Produced by the Barbican


Shabaka Hutchings
London-born and Barbados-bred Shabaka Hutchings has established himself as a central figure in the London jazz scene, which is enjoying its greatest creative renaissance since the breakthroughs of Joe Harriott and Evan Parker in the 1960s. Hutchings has a restlessly creative and refreshingly open-minded spirit, playing in a variety of groups, most notably: Sons of Kemet, The Comet is Coming, and Shabaka & the Ancestors, which he distinguishes less by the music they make than by the different combination of personalities. Hutchings embraces influences from the sounds of London’s diverse club culture, including house, grime, jungle, and dub. He studied classical clarinet at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Artists’ curated weekends at the Barbican
Previous artists’ curated weekends at the Barbican have included Nico Muhly’s A Scream And An Outrage (2013); Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records, celebrating the 50th birthday of the label (2014); Mountains and Waves: Bryce Dessner and New American Music (2015), Nils Frahm’s Possibly Colliding (2016) and Max Richter and Yulia Mahr’s Sounds and Visions (2018).


About the Barbican
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over a million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas 1, 2 and 3, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, public spaces, a library, the Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.
The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, Associate Producer Serious, and Artistic Partner Create. Our Artistic Associates include Boy Blue, Cheek by Jowl, Deborah Warner, Drum Works and Michael Clark Company. The Los Angeles Philharmonic are the Barbican’s International Orchestral Partner, the Australian Chamber Orchestra are International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are International Associate Ensemble.
Barbican Box Office: 0845 120 7550

http://www.barbican.org.uk


The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, Greater London, EC2Y 8DS,

Lady Nade at Midlands Arts Centre (mac), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.

Date: Friday, May 01, 2020

Website: [url=https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/lady-nade-safe-place-tour]https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/lady-nade-safe-place-tour[/url]

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From the MAC website;


Lady Nade - Safe Place Tour
Fri 1 May, 7.45 pm


Price: From £8.50 Duration:90 minsAge: 14+


Within a minute of hearing Lady Nade’s voice, this alternative rootsy pop balladeer will make you feel as if she’s an old friend.


You’ll find yourself transported to places you have never been to, and you will feel nostalgic for times you have never had. Her performances are like a reunion. Share a room with her, and she’ll give you her story. All of it. The joys and sorrows. You will love her for it, and she will love you back. Be ready. Be prepared. Her tender soulful voice will draw you in. Sing to your very bones. Strip you down then build you up to be more than you were.


With a busy schedule of hotly-tipped shows and residencies, 2019 continues to be a tasteful year for Nade, performing in countless locations, from underground bars to festival fields, concert venues and European cities, her increasing profile has earned her endorsement from Taylor Guitars, Sontronics and Icon Films.


The heart of Nade’s debut album ‘Hard to Forget’ was lovingly crafted mostly in the kitchen. A dedicated food aficionado, Nade poured her creativity in to every song, and lavished each with a recipe to match. The finished result is a deeply evocative and emotive album, filled with wonderful words that nourish both body and soul.


Box Office & Enquiries: 0121 446 3232

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Zoe Schwarz’ Blue Commotion at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath.

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020

Featuring: Zoe Schwarz
Website: [url=https://www.wegottickets.com/event/486037]https://www.wegottickets.com/event/486037[/url]

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From Zoe Schwarz via Facebook;


APR
25
7.30 pm
Zoe Schwarz’ Blue Commotion at Chapel Arts Centre
Public · with Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion


Chapel Arts Centre
Lower Borough Walls, BA1 1QR Bath, Somerset.
01225 461700
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Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion refresh the blues genre with eclectic arrangements, virtuosic playing and vocal prowess. With an exciting live set based around rootsy original songs, strong catchy riffs and exciting grooves, they mix old school tradition with contemporary flare and sophistication. Vocalist Zoë Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both edgy and suave at the same time; just like a chameleon, one-part Janis Joplin, one Billie Holiday, and one Nina Simone. The band features Rob Koral’s electrifying and unmistakable touch and flow on guitar; and the highly accomplished rhythm section of Pete Whittaker-Hammond organ (John Etheridge, Nigel Price, Wonder Stuff and more) and Paul Robinson-drums (Mose Allison, Nina Simone, Van Morrison, Eric Bibb, The Proclaimers, Paul McCartney to name a few) bringing massive musical authority and the ability to push the music in unpredictable and exciting directions. Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion have made a considerable impact these last several years and have added a fresh approach and vibrancy to the UK Jazz and Blues scene. Amongst many awards and nominations, they were finalists in the last UK Blues Awards with Female Vocalist and Album of the year; and have enjoyed multiple BBC Radio 2 and 3 plays.

A great band. Terrific musicians all four of them - Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 “

Recommended - Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

Eye-catching vocals meet sumptuous guitar” - Guitarist Magazine

It proved yet again what a phenomenal singer she is and how well her vocals work with Koral’s compelling arrangements, complex guitar work and the stunning musicianship of the entire band Jeremy Miles, Sherling theatre, Lighthouse Poole, Jun 2019 http://www.bluecommotion.com

Tom Green Septet, album launch at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Featuring: Tom Green Septet

Venue

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

Pizza Express Jazz Club,
Dean Street,
Soho,
London,
W1D 3RW.

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We have received the following information regarding this event;


Tom Green Septet - Album Launch


https://jbgbevents.com/tom-green-septet-album-launch.html


Tuesday April 21st @ PizzaExpress Jazz Club Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW
Performance 8.30pm Tickets £15 Tel: 020 74394962
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/the-tom-green-septet


Following the successful launch of their first album “Skyline” at The Other Palace in 2016, the Tom Green Septet enhanced their standing as a new youthful force in the jazz world with a much talked about concert at London’s Wigmore Hall.


The original writing and compelling ensemble arrangements confirmed them as a unique group of talented musicians which led to their widely acclaimed sell out concert at The Other Palace, in the 2018 EFG London Jazz Festival.


The Tom Green Septet made their Pizza Express Jazz Club debut, in another sold out concert in the Spring of 2019 playing original compositions and new arrangements, featuring intricate emotive ensemble playing together with towering individual improvisations.


Their most welcome return to Dean Street features the launch of their second music album and a first time performance of a range of new writing.


Tom Green, on trombone, leads his band of talented young musicians on trumpet, alto & tenor saxophones, piano, double bass and drums. This performance will confirm that the future of jazz is both alive and well in the hands of a new generation of top musicians and will delight and reward music lovers of all generations.


(Tom’s orchestral skills will be shown to the fore as band manager of the Royal Academy Of Music Alumni All Stars 22- piece orchestra playing the original Gil Evans arrangements of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bass in the 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival at St Johns Smith Square)


Skyline by Tom Green Septet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiGyuMBYUbk&feature=youtu.be


Tom Green - Trombone/Compositions

James Davison - Trumpet/Flugelhorn

Tommy Andrews - Alto/Soprano Saxophones

Sam Miles - Tenor Saxophone

Sam James - Piano

Misha Mullov-Abbado - Double Bass

Scott Chapman – Drums

http://www.tomgreenmusic.com/


“My Dad would have loved Tom Green’s performance of his Skylark. It’s the best I have ever experienced.” — Hoagy Carmichael Junior


“Some of the most exciting original music I’ve heard for a long time” Dame Cleo Laine


“A poised and nuanced improviser” John Fordham, the Guardian


“A new rising star in the British Jazz scene” Nigel Williams JAZZ FM


“Interwoven contrapuntal writing of real intricacy… an impeccably tuned front four, the crisp accuracy of Scott Chapman at the drum kit…” Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News

Ant Law Quintet ‘Life I Know’ at The Hive Music & Media Centre, Shrewsbury.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Featuring: Ant Law Quintet
Website: [url=http://www.shrewsburyjazznetwork.co.uk/whats-on/169-ant-law-quintet-18th-april.html]http://www.shrewsburyjazznetwork.co.uk/whats-on/169-ant-law-quintet-18th-april.html[/url]

Venue

The Hive, Shrewsbury

5 Belmont,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire.
UK

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Life I Know
18
Apr
20:00
£18 / £9 Under 22


Ant Law is the innovative guitarist/composer/and leader of this quintet with some of the finest musicians in British jazz today. “Life I know” is the title of the band’s third album. Abounding in warmth and energy, the quintet is an exciting band to hear live.


Ant Law               Guitar

Michael Chillingworth       Reeds

Ivo Neame             Piano

Tom Farmer             Bass

James Maddren         Drums


http://www.shrewsburyjazznetwork.co.uk/whats-on/169-ant-law-quintet-18th-april.html

La Linea Latin Music Festival, various venues, London.

Dates: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - Monday, May 04, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
Website: [url=http://www.lalineafestival.com]http://www.lalineafestival.com[/url]

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We have received the following press release;


20th EDITION OF LA LINEA– THE LONDON LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL


An exclusive collaboration between the new music scenes of Bogotá and London featuring Steam Down & Theon Cross: Mestizo, Ana Tijoux, Fernando Otero, Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Café and much more for La Linea’s biggest event to date.


“La Linea has spent years building an impressive international reputation as one of the world’s most eclectic celebrations of Latin music” - Time Out
La Linea - The London Latin Music Festival – has unveiled more shows for its milestone 20thedition. Celebrating the bold and the new from across the diverse and increasingly popular Latin music world, this year’s anniversary event will host an array of world exclusive commissions, one-off UK concerts and specially curated shows from April 15th to May 4th across the Capital.
Joining Bebel Gilberto, Juana Molina, Tino Contreras, Sara Correia, Melingo, Lina_ Raül Refree and Weyler: Maradona in Mexico for La Linea 20 is the global premiere of Mestizo – a brand-new collaboration between the new music scenes of Bogotá and London featuring Steam Down, Theon Cross with Colombian musicians at the Electric Brixton. Originating from a British Council exchange programme last September where Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia and Steam Down travelled to Colombia to perform at Bogotá’s Jazz En El Parque, they secured studio time with members of the city’s inspirational independent scene. Now ready to present to the world at La Linea, the result is a brand-new sound that draws on the diaspora roots of the British and Colombian musicians.
Pioneering French-Chilean hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux makes a welcome return to the festival with a concert at the Jazz Café, while Grammy-winning Argentine pianist and composer Fernando Otero will showcase his beautiful compositions and interpretations of repertoire from Astor Piazzolla and Ariel Ramirez at Southbank’s Purcell Room. A classically-trained virtuosic pianist, Otero has developed a unique sound that fuses contemporary-classical soundscapes, improvisation and tango.
A very special 20th anniversary show from one of the most celebrated London-based Colombian bands, Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Café, will take place at East London’s Rich Mix. Having led the way for salsa music in the UK for over two decades, Lorza and his esteemed ensemble remain amongst the finest exponents of the “salsa con vibes” style anywhere in the world.
La Linea will also host a one-day event for Cinco De Mayo at Peckham Levels, celebrating Mexican x USA border culture. Curated by Mexican Londoner Paola Feregrino and Movimientos head honcho Callum Simpson, the ‘frontera’ take-over will offer everything from installations, photography, live music & DJ sets, film and talks, as well as Mexican food, cocktails and tequila. Indie-mambo party starters Orkesta Mendoza headline the music programme with more shows and DJ sets to be announced very soon.
Created in 2001 by Como No, the UK’s main producer of live events from Latin America, to showcase the Latin contribution to the wider musical world and to celebrate new artists, new collaborations and new projects, La Linea has built a global reputation for bringing together a host of outstanding Latin music artists in London every April and May. La Linea 20 is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Tino Contreras appearance at LaLinea is supported by The Anglo Mexican Foundation.
Mestizo is a British Council programme, co-produced with La Linea and supported by the PRS Foundation.
Tickets are on sale now and available from http://www.lalineafestival.com.


La Linea 2020:
Juana Molina
Wednesday 15 April
The Jazz Cafe
£22 in advance
Doors 7pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/juana-molina/
Sara Correia
Saturday 18 April
Union Chapel
£18 in advance
Doors 7pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/sara-correia/
Melingo    
Wednesday 22 April
The Jazz Cafe
£18 in advance
Doors 7pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/melingo-6/
LoLA MC Showcase
Friday 24 April
Rich Mix
£12 in advance  
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/lola-mc-showcase-night/
Fernando Otero
Saturday 25 April
Purcell Room
£17-£27 in advance
Show starts at 7.45pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/fernanda-otero/
Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Café
+ El Swing DJs: Gerry Lyseight & Johnny G
Saturday 25 April
Rich Mix
£15 in advance
Doors 8pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/dorance-lorza-sexteto-cafe/
Tino Contreras
Monday 27 April
EartH Theatre
£20 in advance
Doors 7pm - 10:30pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/tino-contreras/
Ana Tijoux
Thursday 30 April
Jazz Cafe
£20 in advance
Doors 7pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/ana-tijoux-4/
Mestizo
Featuring Theon Cross, Steam Down, León Pardo, Diana Sanmiguel, N. Hardem, Daniel Michel, Marco Fajardo, Alejandro Cifuentes and more
Friday 1 May
Electric Brixton
£17 in advance
Doors 9pm - 3am
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/mestizo/
Lina_ Raül Refree
Saturday 2 May
Union Chapel
£18 in advance
Doors 7pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/lina-raul-refree/
Weyler: Maradona in Mexico
Saturday 2 May
Rich Mix
£15 in advance
Doors 8pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/weyler-maradona-in-mexico/
Cinco De Mayo feat. Orkesta Mendoza
Peckham Levels
Saturday 2 May
Free entry
Doors 12pm to 1am
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/orkesta-mendoza-7/


Bebel Gilberto + Fémina
Monday 4 May
Royal Festival Hall
Doors 7pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/bebel-gilberto-femina/
Information and tickets for all shows http://www.lalineafestival.com

Prices shown are before booking fees

Facebook: lalineafestival

Twitter: @lalineafest #lalinea20

Instagram: lalineafest

Mark Lockheart Quartet at The Left Bank Village, Hereford.

Date: Friday, April 10, 2020

Featuring: Mark Lockheart
Website: [url=https://herefordleftbank.com/event/mark-lockheart-quartet/?instance_id=17388]https://herefordleftbank.com/event/mark-lockheart-quartet/?instance_id=17388[/url]

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From the Left Bank Village website;


Mark Lockheart Quartet
WHEN:10th April 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
WHERE:Speakeasy
COST:£12
CONTACT:
Events Team
01432357753


This is part of the tour organised by Jazz West Midlands and showcases Lockheart’s new quartet. This brand-new group explores Mark’s multi-faceted outlook on music, through a new set of original compositions plus a few older ones for good measure; and even a Duke Ellington tune. Urgent and exciting grooves and improvising all cleverly crafted together within Lockheart’s unique but memorable tunes. Wide ranging influences from Ellington, Shorter, Gil Evans, John Zorn, Burt Bacharach and even Kraftwerk. All delivered by a stellar band of stars.
Line Up: Mark Lockheart – Saxophones, Elliot Galvin – Keyboards, Tom Herbert – Bass and Dave Smith – Drums.


Our email address is:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

HEREFORD LEFT BANK
BRIDGE STREET, HEREFORD, HR4 9DG
Tel: 01432 357753

Bobhowler Trio at Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Date: Sunday, April 05, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.hermonchapel.com]http://www.hermonchapel.com[/url]

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From Claudia Lis via Facebook;


APR
5
7.00 pm
N-Ex-T: Bobhowler Trio
Public · Hosted by The Hermon


The Hermon
Chapel Street, SY11 1LF Oswestry
01691 662196
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COLLABORATIVE TRIO ‘BOBHOWLER’ featuring
- Andrew Woodhead (piano/electronics)
- Alicia Gardener-Trejo (baritone saxophone/flute)
- Tom Mills (theremin)
Sunday 5th April 2020, 7pm start @ The Hermon, Oswestry
FOR INFO & TICKETS: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hermonchapel/t-ooqonn


The Hermon’s N-Ex-T (= New Experimental Tones) concerts series invites its audience yet again to be daring and experimental in their choice of music for an evening out in our beautiful chapel space! In this series of unusual and out of the box musical experiences, we invite some of the best performers on the scene to explore the adventurous nature of live performance through the mediums of composition, improvisation, motion and sound manipulation whilst embracing the abstract and the avant-garde. Another night for the most curious and open-minded audiences who wish to venture with us into unchartered audio-visual territory and visit the numerous birthplaces of artistic originality!


DO NOT FEAR, JOIN US INSTEAD!!!


Having drawn yet again inspiration from the underground scene and progressive music publications such as The Wire we proudly present this month experimental trio BOBHOWLER - THE FLYING BEAST FROM THE MIDLANDS!


“An adventurous and intriguing set of music from a quietly talented musician.” - London Jazz News (about Andrew Woodhead)


BOBHOWLER :
Bobhowler [bɒb’aʊle] [noun. Black Country dialect] - a very large moth!


Bobhowler is a collaborative trio featuring
- ANDREW WOODHEAD (PIANO/ ELECTRONICS)
- ALICIA GARDENER-TREJO (BARITONE SAXOPHONE/FLUTE)
- TOM MILLS (THEREMIN)

ANDREW WOODHEAD is an award-winning composer and musician working across a wide variety of contexts, taking in jazz, free improvisation, electronica, folk and new music. As well as performing around the UK and abroad, he also curates the Birmingham-based concert series FIZZLE, and is co-director of IDEAS OF NOISE FESTIVAL.
More about Andrew: http://www.andrewwoodheadmusic.com/


TOM MILLS is a London-based electronic musician active on the free improv scene. He and Gardener-Trejo began performing as a duo in 2013. Inspired by improvisers such as PETER BROTZMAN and DEREK BAILEY as well as early 90s Birmingham techno, Mills explores the extensive range of soundscapes and textures of the Theremin within the trio.


Multi-instrumentalist and composer ALICIA GARDENER-TREJO is a key figure on the Birmingham jazz and improvised music scenes where she has been active since 2007. Whilst at the BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, she studied with Iain Dixon, Mike Williams, Hans Koller and John Taylor. She played alongside GARY SMULYAN and NORMA WINSTONE in the CONSERVATOIRE JAZZ ORCHESTRA and in 2013, took the baritone chair in ARNIE SOMOGYI’S MINGUS BIG BAND PROJECT. She regularly performs across the UK as a sidewoman and runs her own 11-piece ensemble BOBTAIL, which released its debut EP in 2017.
More about Alicia: https://www.agardenertrejomusic.com/


HERMON CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE
‘THE HERMON’ - Oswestry
Sunday 5th April 2020
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Duration 7pm to 9.30pm
Ticket Price: Early Bird £8 (first 30 ADV-tickets sold) / thereafter £10 ADV & OTD / 16 & under Youth Ticket £5.00
Please note: Booking fees apply for online bookings and card processing fees for card payments over the phone.
BOX OFFICE: 01691 662196
FOR INFO & ONLINE TICKETS: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hermonchapel/t-ooqonn

Tangerine Cat + The Other Piper at Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020

Website: [url=http://www.hermonchapel.com]http://www.hermonchapel.com[/url]

More details

From Claudia Lis via Facebook;


APR
4
8.30
Tangerinecat + The Other Piper - Ukraine/UK Duo
Public · Hosted by The Hermon


The Hermon
Chapel Street, SY11 1LF Oswestry
01691 662196
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TANGERINECAT + THE OTHER PIPER
CARPATHIAN BAGPIPES & UKRAINIAN PUNK HURDY GURDY
Saturday, 4th April 2020, 8.30pm start @ The Hermon, Oswestry
FOR INFO & TICKETS: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hermonchapel/t-ryqkdy


“Watch out for tAngerinecAt… this is some of the most powerful music I have heard in a long time!” - LOUDER THAN WAR


“I’ve never seen someone play a hurdy-gurdy so punk…” - DEVIL’S DYKE NETWORK


“tAngerinecAt brought not just synth to the table, but a whole range of physical, classical instruments into the mix - most noticeably their use of the hurdy-gurdy, to make their music the deep notes of severe doom and dread that gave it the feeling of a rave in a mausoleum…”- Ben Knight, LEFTLION


Nothing is quite like a HURDY-GURDY. The tone of the ancient instrument is a bit like that of a viola, a bit like an accordion, and more than a little like an analogue synthesizer on an otherworldly setting. But while the hurdy-gurdy is associated with folk dances and medieval courts, in the hands of a daring master, it can make music that’s strikingly modern. Eugene Purpurovsky of tAngerinecAt is an inventive player of exactly this kind, and her hurdy-gurdy is the hand-cranked engine that powers the duo’s remarkable sound.


TANGERINECAT matches the Ukrainian-born Purpurovsky’s hurdy-gurdy, voice, provocative lyrics, and production with the sound transformations, synths, bagpipes, ethereal whistles and recorders of musician and sound designer Paul Chilton. Originally formed in Ukraine, where Chilton studied music and the duo has its historical and musical roots, tAngerinecAt are now based in the UK. Both artists contribute samples, ambient noises, and processed beats that evoke DIY techno, raw punk rock, and spectral folk traditions in equal measure. The resulting hybrid is music out of time: songs that could only have been made during the troubled days of the twenty-first century, but replete with echoes of ancient triumphs and tragedies.


The pair’s FOURTH ALBUM ‘MANY KETTLES’ casts a particularly dark spell. This is electronic music with a furious human pulse, a bold dance in the face of cruel authority that evokes “the feeling of a rave in a mausoleum” as Ben Knight of LeftLion put it. It’s also an outlet for Purpurovsky’s fiery statements of intent. The singer and hurdy-gurdy player has plenty to say about the parlous state of the world; “I Don’t Want To Be A White Master”, the kick-off track on the album, is a furious rejection of the rising global culture of fascism and cruelty. Through tAngerinecAt, Purpurovsky strikes back at oppression of all kinds - class, cultural, economic, ethnic, gender, and interpersonal - and invites the listener to join the resistance. With four independently released, successfully selling albums that have had airplay on BBC 2, BBC 3 and BBC 6, the duo is claiming its ground by touring their breath-taking live shows internationally in the Ukraine, UK and Russia.


THE OTHER PIPER - SPECIAL CONCERT ADDITION:
As special addition to Tangerinecat’s show at The Hermon Paul Chilton as The Other Piper will open the evening by performing an introductory set of tunes on the Duda, a type of bagpipe from the Hutsul region of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains. Paul learned to play this unusual instrument from the last remaining Duda maker in this part of the world and will share related anecdotes with the audience. No-one to take the back-seat for long, Eugene will join Paul in this set for the rendition of a ritual song from the same region performed in the traditional style.


LINE UP:
Eugene Purpurovsky - hurdy-gurdy, vocals, lyrics & production
Paul Chilton - Carpathian bagpipes, whistles, recorders, synths


MORE ABOUT TANGERINECAT: https://www.tangerinecat.net
EARLY BIRD TICKETS @ £10 available now!!


HERMON CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE
‘THE HERMON’ - Oswestry
Saturday, 4th April 2020
Doors open at 8pm for a 8.30pm start
Duration 8.30pm to 11pm
Ticket Price: Early Bird £10 (first 30 ADV-tickets sold) / thereafter £13 ADV & OTD / 16 & under Youth Ticket FREE (limited availability - please order youth tickets by ringing the venue 01691 662196)
Please note: Booking fees apply for online bookings and card processing fees for card payments over the phone.
BOX OFFICE: 01691 662196
ONLINE TICKETS HERE: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hermonchapel/t-ryqkdy

Branco Stoysin at St. Peter’s by the Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Date: Friday, April 03, 2020

Featuring: Branco Stoysin

More details

St Peter’s by the Waterfront, Friday 3rd Apr 2020 7:45pm, £10, Box: 01473 225269. College Street, address: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1BF

Link: https://www.stpetersbythewaterfront.com/whats-on/jbtw2020-branco-stoysin/


Branco Stoysin writes;
I will be promoting my new album “Above The Clouds” that marked 20th anniversary of my Sun Recordings label plus playing some classics from my previous 8 releases.


Here’s the link for a blissful promo video for the new album, 2 minutes long:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCU5fWVS5wg


Quotes;


“A musical journey to warm the soul” Sarah Ward, Jazz FM.


“Music of great delicacy and charm” Chris Parker.


“The sound of a master craftsman at work” Ian Mann.


Sun Recordings, London.
https://www.brancostoysin.co.uk
for CDs, DVDs, Music Books and much more.

Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield ,East Yorkshire.

Dates: Friday, July 17, 2020 - Sunday, July 19, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
Website: [url=http://www.burtonagnes.com]http://www.burtonagnes.com[/url]

More details

30/07/2019;


Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival


Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, YO25 4NB


Next year’s Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival is on 17th to 19th July 2020. Mega early bird tickets are available now, until 31st August 2019, for the 2020 festival.


For more information please visit: https://www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival/Tickets_and_Prices.html
Telephone 01262 490324