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Helen Gayle with Matt Ratcliffe, Martyn Spencer & Lee Allatson at Dubrek Studios, Derby.

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022

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Helen Gayle with Matt Ratcliffe, Martyn Spencer & Lee Allatson @ DUBREK our last gig of 2022.

 

Definitely a jazz singer Helen’s voice and choice of material shows that she’s listened to and learned a lot from Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter.


Helen is supported by;


Matt Ratcliffe keyboards (Unity Quartet, Tony Kofi’s Inside Straight, Blue Funk in the Park)


Martyn Spencer bass (Tony Kofi’s Inside Straight, New Bag)


Lee Allatson drums (KA SAFAR)


Tickets;
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/helen-gayle-tickets-407521867877


Sat, 10 December 2022, 20:00 – 23:00 GMT


Dubrek Studios, 67 Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LB.

Alex Garnett & Malcolm Earle-Smith Quintet at Spike’s Place Jazz Club, Beckenham, Kent.

Date: Thursday, December 08, 2022

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THURSDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2022 FROM 20:00-22:30
Alex Garnett & Malcolm Earle-Smith Quintet @ Spike’s Place, Beckenham, Kent.
Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, BR3


Event by Sonia Nolder and Spike’s Place Jazz Club
Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, BR3 3, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hr 30 min
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Gabriele Pribetti ‘Christmas Special’ at Off The Rails Jazz Club, One Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey.

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022

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GABRIELE PRIBETTI BAND “CHRISTMAS SPECIAL”
Presented by: Off The Rails Club
RICHMOND: Off The Rails Club (map)
Sunday 11th December, 2022
Door time: 7:00pm, Start time: 8:00pm
18 and over

 

Event Information
“We operate on a first come first serve basis for seating. Please arrive early to secure your seat or your table.
Pub food menu and drinks available at the venue.”


Line up:
Steve G. Legend - drums
Gabriele Pribetti: Tenor Saxophone
Michele Montolli - electric double bass
Graeme Flowers - trumpet / flugel
Cenk Esen - Keys

 

“The innovative Gabriele Pribetti” Tony Minvielle Jazz FM


“Definitely found his voice and language” Chris Philips Jazz FM


“An absolute blast” Twisted soul


“Music is a coin:
The beauty and perfection of tonality on a side, and the chaos and roughness of atonality on the other. I want to surf on the reeded edge.”


Like an equilibrist, Gabriele Pribetti (Composer and Saxophonist) walks on the grooved lines that run around a coin, balancing between two musical worlds: the tonal and atonal, in order to harness their equal power.


Credits: Gabriele played with Stormzy, Wizkid, Bob Geldoff, Jordan Rakei, Daymé Arocena, Imelda May, Kamaal Williams, Mostack, Tiana Major9, Stefflon Don, General Levy, Zion Train, Jah9, Channel one sound system, U-Roy,


The sounds of modern jazz harmonies, poly-rhythmic grooves and emotional classical melodies are contrasted with the sounds of free jazz, colorful absence of time and post-tonal contemporary soundscapes. The two realms crash like waves and yet, mingle.


With a percussive approach to his instrument and his writing, Gabriele’s music combines his love for jazz and improvisation with his classical upbringing, leaving large spaces to Improvisation.


Credits: Gabriele played with Stormzy, Wizkid, Bob Geldoff, Jordan Rakei, Daymé Arocena, Imelda May, Kamaal Williams, Mostack, Tiana Major9, Stefflon Don, General Levy, Zion Train, Jah9, Channel one sound system, U-Roy.

 

RICHMOND: Off The Rails Club
One Kew Road pub & Restaurant
1 Kew Road
Richmond
TW9 2NQ


Live music venue 1st floor of the premises


GENERAL ADMISSION
tickets are available
£15.00 + £1.50 Booking fee = £16.5

Sultan Stevenson Trio at East Side Jazz Club, Leytonstone, London.

Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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6 DEC
TUESDAY AT 20:00
Sultan Stevenson Trio
East Side Jazz Club Leytonstone, Upstairs at Leytonstone Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 2 Harvey Road, Leytonstone, London.

 


Event by East Side Jazz Club Leytonstone
East Side Jazz Club Leytonstone
Tickets
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/561701
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Sultan Stevenson - Piano
Joel Waters - drums
Jacob Gryn - Bass


Pianist Sultan Stevenson is one of the fastest emerging young artists on the London jazz scene. His trio is already established as an outfit to catch when billed to play live and is being tipped for success on national and international stages.


His approach to composition and playing has already been compared to that of McCoy Tyner and Esbjörn Svensson and, over the past year, his Trio has played standout gigs at Jazz re:freshed, the Vortex and the Jazz Café where the band opened for the great Billy Cobham. Their Pizza Express gig during the 2021 EFG London Jazz Festival was a sell-out.


“His way of placing silences and making a simple four-note lick grow into something significant showed an incipient master at work.” The Telegraph

Gina Southgate - Cambridge Jazz Festival Exhibtion & Celebration at Storey’s Field Centre, Cambridge.

Dates: Sunday, December 04, 2022 - Thursday, December 08, 2022

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SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER - GINA SOUTHGATE - EXHIBITION CELEBRATION

 

VISUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE:
GINA SOUTHGATE
SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER
STOREY’S FIELD CENTRE
2PM-4PM
FREE ENTRY


PLEASE REGISTER SO WE HAVE AN IDEA OF NUMBERS FOR FOOD AND WINE
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/564944/


Gina Southgate CJF Resident Visual Artist
- Exhibition celebration -
Featuring Bubbly Bandits (free wine tasting and a chance to meet Gaby!)


Meet the artist, jazz festival celebrities and the crew.
Spot solo performance from virtuoso reeds player Alan Wilkinson


EXHIBITION UNTIL MIDDAY DECEMBER 8TH
Storeys Field Centre


Gaby from BubblyBandits has a passion for sparkling wine and enthusiasm for Italian style. She has selected some niche sparkling wines from a range of small and medium sized family-owned Italian wineries, waiting for you to try and fall in love with!
Free tasting and sampling session. More info: http://www.bubblybandits.co.uk

Jo Fooks Quartet at Spike’s Place Jazz Club, Brentwood, Essex.

Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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TUESDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2022 FROM 20:00-22:30
Jo Fooks Quartet @ Spike’s Place Jazz Club - Brentwood, Essex
Weald Road, Brentwood, CM14

 

Event by Sonia Nolder and Spike’s Place Jazz Club
Weald Road, Brentwood, CM14 4, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hr 30 min
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Word of Mouth, charity event in aid of DentAid Uganda at The Flute & Tankard, Cardiff.

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022

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From Faith Parry via Facebook;


SATURDAY, 10 DECEMBER 2022 AT 18:30
Word of Mouth
The Flute and Tankard, 4 Windsor Place, Cardiff.


Event by The Flute and Tankard and Pi and Hash Music
The Flute and Tankard
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Word of mouth - some seriously amazing people gathering together, playing some seriously sweet music & getting christmassy in aid of my upcoming trip to Uganda with the charity DentAid.
Myself and the team will be reaching people in remote areas who would otherwise be unable to access dental care. Imagine having toothache and not being to do anything about it?!
SO come and check out this event on the 10th December. Pop message me to see how you can help! Click the link to buy tickets this night is gonna be rockin’.


Featuring
Owen Jones. James Glyndwr, Brian Parry, James Parry, Bryony Sier, Tales In The Shade, OllieP, Faith


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/.../word-of-mouth-tickets...

Safiya Joscelyne Quartet at The Flute & Tankard, Cardiff.

Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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TUESDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2022 AT 20:30
An Evening with Safiya Joscelyne @ the Flute and Tankard
The Flute and Tankard, 4 Windsor Place, Cardiff.

 

Event by Cameron Saint and Dave Col
The Flute and Tankard
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This week at the Flute and Tankard…
Safiya Joscelyne brings an evening of piano and vocal duo followed by a set with her quartet.


Safiya Joscelyne: Vocals
Nils Kavanagh: Piano
Marcus Baber: Bass
Tom Williams: Drums


Come on down for a brilliant two sets from these brilliant musicians
£10/6 as always
20:30

Xhosa Cole Quartet at Clun Valley Jazz, SpArC Theatre, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023

Featuring: Xhosa Cole Quartet

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Xhosa Cole Quartet Saturday 14th January SpArC Theatre

“Xhosa’s got technique, talent, artistry and a burning desire that shows throughout his performances.” Soweto Kinch


John Davies of Clun Valley Jazz writes;


Following that phenomenal performance from Fergus’s McCredie’s Trio to close our Jazz adventures for 2022, we welcome back Xhosa with his new quartet on their 2023 Rhythm-a-ting European Tour. This brand new quartet will be exploring the compositions of Thelonious Monk in Xhosa’s unique exciting take.


Saturday January 14th - SpArC Theatre Bishop’s Castle Venue


Xhosa Cole - Tenor Sax, Steve Saunders - Guitar, Josh Vadiveloo - Double Bass, Nathan England Jones - Drums


All Guest List Reservations to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Text to 07768 504322. World Class Jazz Performance on Your Shropshire Doorstep.

Jo Harrop & The Paul Edis Ensemble ‘A Jazzy Christmas’ at The Main Hall, Wally Hall School, Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022

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Dec 11
A JAZZY CHRISTMAS - with Jo Harrop & The Paul Edis Ensemble
Christmas arrangements by Paul Edis & performed by Jo Harrop with 9-piece Band. Presented by The Listening Room with The Hampstead Jazz Club


Date and time
Sun, December 11, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM GMT


Location
The MAIN HALL Wally Hall School Hollybush Lane Sevenoaks TN13 3UL

 


The Listening Room with Hampstead Jazz Club present -
A JAZZY CHRISTMAS – Jo Harrop, Paul Edis Ensemble with special guests.

 

Featuring new arrangements of festive favourites penned by ‘brilliant young pianist’ Paul Edis and performed by the ‘velvet-voiced’ Jo Harrop alongside a 9-piece band featuring: Emma Rawicz (alto sax/clarinet), Paul Booth (tenor/soprano sax) Ryan Quigley (trumpet), Rory Ingham (trombone), Gareth Lockrane (flute/piccolo) Dominic Ingham (violin) Paul Edis (piano/arrangements), Mátyás Hofecker (bass), Matt Home (drums)

 

You can expect to hear classic Christmas hits such as ‘Santa Baby’ given a big band treatment rubbing shoulders with more contemporary hits like ‘Driving Home For Christmas’ as a Brazilian samba. You don’t have to be a jazz fan to like this show, but if you are, you’ll be blown away by the standard of musicianship from some of the leading lights on the UK jazz scene. Here are some press quotes for Jo Harrop ...

 

“Her voice is delicious. When she sings ... I believe her.” Iggy Pop – BBC Radio 6 Music


‘A rare mix of delicacy and boldness. Sheer perfection.’ The Guardian


£2 of every ticket will go to Sevenoaks Samaritans, who are committed to deliver the Samaritans’ vision by being there for their callers and provide the best support possible. http://www.samaritans.org/branches/sevenoaks/


HAMPSTEAD JAZZ CLUB (HJC) : Hosting an eclectic array of world class artists, HJC has become one of London’s best-loved jazz venues since it opened its doors four years ago. http://www.hampsteadjazzclub.com


HAMPSTEAD JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS was launched to bring a selection of the best artists/shows to other venues and festivals across the UK and beyond.


THE LISTENING ROOM(LR) : The LR is a Sevenoaks based Music Agency that has since 1999 promoted Live Music Events, across the South East. Although specialising in jazz, LR also arranges other genres, which in 2022 included a seven hour Open Air Musical Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. http://www.listeningroom.co.uk

10th Annual Coltrane Festival feat. George Coleman, Eric Alexander, Melissa Aldana, Eric Reed, Vincent Herring, Billy Harper, Billy Hart & more at Smoke Jazz Club, New York City, USA.

Dates: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - Sunday, January 08, 2023

Featuring: Various Artists

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10th Annual Coltrane Festival featuring Today’s Leading Saxophonists at Smoke Jazz Club Dec 20-Jan 8

 

World-Renowned Smoke Jazz Club Ends the Year with the 10th Annual Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023”
George Coleman, Eric Alexander, Melissa Aldana, Eric Reed, Vincent Herring, Billy Harper, Billy Hart, and More

 

Tue-Thu Dec 20-22 Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023”: George Coleman/Eric Alexander Quintet
George Coleman - tenor saxophone
Eric Alexander - tenor saxophone
Emmet Cohen - piano
Peter Washington - bass
Joe Farnsworth - drums
“A pair of passionate tenor saxophonists.” – The New Yorker
SMOKE’s year-end Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023” begins with the first of 16 nights led by a longtime friend of the club: living legend and renowned performer George Coleman. He joins forces with a most illustrious protégé, the great Eric Alexander for an intergenerational tenor saxophone summit meeting for the ages. Coleman and Alexander will be joined by dazzling pianist Emmet Cohen, rock-solid bassist John Webber and rousing drummer Joe Farnsworth. Downbeat says, “when you hear the tenor sax of George Coleman, you know it’s him within a few notes. That deep spark of a tone evokes a time and place—be it his historic work with Max Roach, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis, or as a leader in his own right,” and that “Eric Alexander can play the tenor saxophone—never doubt that. He has the chops, power and passion that make him one of the most blazingly bad-assed saxophonists of his generation.”


Fri-Sat Dec 23-24 Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023”: Melissa Aldana Quartet
Melissa Aldana - tenor saxophone
Gadi Lehavi - piano
Pablo Menares - bass
Kush Abadey - drums
“Aldana…embodies a new sense of possibility and direction in jazz.” – The Washington Post
SMOKE’s year-end Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023” continues with tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, a major rising talent originally from Santiago, Chile, who leads an exciting quartet with pianist Gadi Lehavi, bassist Pablo Menares, and drummer Kush Abadey. Since arriving in New York in 2009, she has won the 2013 Monk Competition and numerous accolades for her music. The New York Times calls her “one of the more exciting young tenor saxophonists today” and Hot House Jazz adds, “Melissa Aldana’s expression is rare and wildly evolving as she continues to reach for more.”


Sun Dec 25 Closed for Christmas Day


Mon-Tue Dec 26-27 Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023”: Featuring Louis Hayes with the Eric Reed/Vincent Herring Quartet
Vincent Herring - alto & tenor saxophone
Eric Reed - piano
Dezron Douglas - bass
Louis Hayes - drums
SMOKE’s year-end Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023” continues with the first of 10 nights led by the incomparable pianist Eric Reed and the amazing alto saxophonist Vincent Herring featuring special guest artists. First up is the one and only drum master Louis Hayes who NPR says, “spent his youth creating the pulse of hard-bop, as a top-shelf drummer with artists like Cannonball Adderley and Horace Silver,” and who remains a “catalyst, channeling his boundless energy into the band,” according to The Washington Post. Hayes will be rousing an exciting quartet led by Reed who All About Jazz says “has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” According to The New York City Jazz Record, Herring “has firmly established himself as one of his generation’s masters.” The Chicago Reader says bassist Dezron Douglas displays “the kind of fiery interaction and musical prodding that can allow hard bop to sound as fresh and exciting as anything out there.”

 

Wed-Thu Dec 28-29 Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023”: Steve Turre and the Eric Reed Quintet with Vincent Herring
Steve Turre - trombone & shells  
Vincent Herring - alto & tenor saxophone  
Eric Reed - piano
John Webber - bass  
Joe Farnsworth – drums
SMOKE’s year-end Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023” continues with featured guest trombone master and seashells innovator Steve Turre joining the Eric Reed/Vincent Herring Quintet. Turre was called “perhaps the leading trombonist of this generation” by Rolling Stone. Turre will be performing with an exciting quintet led by the perpetually swinging Reed who All About Jazz says “has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists” and Herring who has “has firmly established himself as one of his generation’s masters” adds The New York City Jazz Record. It includes two of the elite musicians working today: bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth.

 

Fri Dec 30 Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023”: Jeremy Pelt and the Eric Reed Quintet with Vincent Herring
Jeremy Pelt - trumpet
Vincent Herring - alto & tenor saxophone
Eric Reed - piano
John Webber - bass
Joe Farnsworth - drums
SMOKE’s year-end Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023” continues with featured guest trumpeter Jeremy Pelt joining the Eric Reed/Vincent Herring Quintet. JazzTimes says, “Pelt is a technical marvel. He executes intricate solos with ease, plays gorgeous ballads in a tasteful manner, and never lacks flair or sensitivity.” Audiophile Audition adds he has “the power and range of Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard in their seminal years.” Pelt will be performing with an exciting quintet led by the perpetually swinging Reed who All About Jazz says “has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” According to The New York City Jazz Record, Herring has “has firmly established himself as one of his generation’s masters.” It also includes two of the elite musicians working today: bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth.

 

Sat Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Celebration: Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023”: Jeremy Pelt and the Eric Reed Quintet with Vincent Herring plus special guest vocalist
Jeremy Pelt - trumpet
Vincent Herring - alto & tenor saxophone
Eric Reed - piano
John Webber - bass
Joe Farnsworth - drums
TBA - special guest vocalist
SMOKE’s year-end Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023” continues with featured guest trumpeter Jeremy Pelt joining the Eric Reed/Vincent Herring Quintet. JazzTimes says, “Pelt is a technical marvel. He executes intricate solos with ease, plays gorgeous ballads in a tasteful manner, and never lacks flair or sensitivity.” Audiophile Audition adds he has “the power and range of Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard in their seminal years.” Pelt will be performing with an exciting quintet led by the perpetually swinging Reed who All About Jazz says “has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” According to The New York City Jazz Record, Herring has “has firmly established himself as one of his generation’s masters.” It also includes two of the elite musicians working today: bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth. New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu, champagne toast, and ticket prices TBA soon.

 

Sun Jan 1 Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023”: Jeremy Pelt and the Eric Reed Quintet with Vincent Herring
Jeremy Pelt - trumpet
Vincent Herring - alto & tenor saxophone
Eric Reed - piano
John Webber - bass
Joe Farnsworth - drums
SMOKE’s year-end Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023” continues with featured guest trumpeter Jeremy Pelt joining the Eric Reed/Vincent Herring Quintet. JazzTimes says, “Pelt is a technical marvel. He executes intricate solos with ease, plays gorgeous ballads in a tasteful manner, and never lacks flair or sensitivity.” Audiophile Audition adds he has “the power and range of Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard in their seminal years.” Pelt will be performing with an exciting quintet led by the perpetually swinging Reed who All About Jazz says “has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” According to The New York City Jazz Record, Herring has “has firmly established himself as one of his generation’s masters.” It also includes two of the elite musicians working today: bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth.

 

Wed Jan 4 TBA

 

Thu-Sun Jan 5-8 Coltrane Festival “Countdown 2023”: Billy Harper 80th Birthday Celebration
Josh Evans - trumpet  
Billy Harper - tenor saxophone  
Benito Gonzalez - piano
Lonnie Plaxico - bass
Billy Hart - drums


SMOKE’s annual Coltrane Festival concludes with an 80th birthday celebration for the incredible Billy Harper who is leading a very special quintet with trumpeter Josh Evans, pianist Benito Gonzalez, bassist Lonnie Plaxico and fellow legend and “Cooker” drummer Billy Hart. One of the indispensable saxophonists of the past 50 years stylistically indebted to Trane, Harper has a distinctive sound and approach that is purely his own. Over the years, he’s worked with Art Blakey, Max Roach, Gil Evans, Elvin Jones, Lee Morgan, and, most recently, the Cookers. The San Francisco Chronicle says, “he is a soul of sensitivity and intelligence, as well as of explosive, majestic passion.” “His viscous, chocolaty tone and depth-charge bursts from the bottom of his range [are] a stark contrast to the current trend for a post-bop homogeneity of tone in the newer generation of saxophone sounds,” reports JazzWise.

 

About SMOKE
Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at the junction of Broadway and 106th Street (aka Duke Ellington Boulevard), Smoke Jazz Club is one of New York City’s premier live music venues. Renowned for offering top-notch programming of accessible, timeless jazz featuring legendary performers, modern masters and rising stars, Smoke stands apart with its candlelit dining room, stellar acoustics, and classic American cuisine. Founded in 1999, SMOKE also boasts a GRAMMY-nominated label, Smoke Sessions Records, and a celebrated streaming concert series, Smoke Screens. For everything else, visit http://www.smokejazz.com.


SMOKE, 2751 Broadway (between 105/106th Streets),
New York, NY, Train: 1 to 103rd Street.

 

Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, ‘A Fanfare to Christmas’  at Memorial Hall, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire.

Date: Monday, December 19, 2022

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An award-winning Midlands big band is celebrating its 50 th anniversary this year and will again be returning to Henley in Arden to perform.


The Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, one of the world’s top youth jazz groups, will present a variety of big band music as part of its A Fanfare to Christmas concert.
The concert takes place at 7:45pm on Monday, December 19, 2022 at Memorial Hall in Henley-in-Arden.


Celebrating over 50 years since its inception, the long-established orchestra supports young people in developing their musical talents, under the direction of award-winning trumpeter and conductor John Ruddick MBE.


The group has a broad repertoire of music and was unbeaten in 20 years in the BBC National Big Band Competition. MYJO has played across the world from Canada to Germany and from Russia to America with venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Disneyworld Florida, Symphony Hall, and the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.


The orchestra has also featured on radio and television, performing alongside the BBC Big Band, and as part of the 400-year celebration of Shakespeare’s birth, performing with members of The Royal Ballet on BBC 2.


Many of the group’s alumni have gone on to forge successful careers in international jazzmusic, attending prestigious institutions including Birmingham Conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music and the world-renowned Manhattan School of Music.


After playing with the orchestra, tenor saxophonist Xsosa Cole won BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2018 and performed as part of the BBC Proms. He now tours internationally and in 2020 released his debut album to critical acclaim.


Alex Cardall a drummer and vocalist with the band when he was 16, currently performs in the UK wide theatre tour of The Osmonds and will be returning to sing with MYJO as part of the Christmas concert.
Alex said:
“I am really excited to be returning to the Midlands this December and to perform as part of MYJO’s A Fanfare to Christmas”. I am proud to call myself an alumnus - my time in the orchestra was instrumental in shaping my early steps as a musician and performer and I am looking forward to performing in a cracking show, full of fun and festive tunes for everyone to enjoy.”


John Latham, a retired charity consultant who has worked with the band for twelve years said:
“We are delighted to return again to Henley in Arden for the band’s annual Christmas concert. We are looking forward to putting on a great show and getting everyone into the festive spirit with some big band music.


The evening includes a raffle and bar, with funds for the event helping to support the orchestra’s 2023 events.


Tickets cost £15 and can be bought by contacting John Latham on 07719 618 843 or emailing him on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Tickets and enquiries are also available from Nichola Ruddick on 01675 442050


The concert takes place at 7:45pm on Monday, December 19, 2022 at Memorial Hall in Henley-in-Arden.

Christmas Party with Dave Cottle Trio and Mystery Star Guest at Swansea Jazz Club, The Garage Music Venue, Uplands, Swansea.

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 15th : CHRISTMAS PARTY / Dave Cottle Trio & MYSTERY STAR GUEST £12.00
The final Swansea Jazz night of 2022 with the house trio and surprise special guest!


Rounding off the 2022 programme off Events at Swansea Jazz Club is the Christmas Party with Dave Cottle Trio & Mystery Star Guest. The guest is one of of most accomplished Jazz Musicians in the UK today! London based, his own quartet is one of the most in demand and constantly touring the UK Jazz clubs and Festivals.

 

More Info/Bookings visit our website
http://www.swanseajazz.co.uk

 

The Garage Music Venue,  47 Uplands Crescent, Swansea SA2 0NP +44 7802 912789


Tickets also on sale DERRICKS MUSIC 221 Oxford Street, Swansea SA1 3BQ : 01792 654 226

Alan Barnes Octet, ‘Copperfield, A Dickensian Jazz Suite’ at Swansea Jazz Club, The Garage Music Venue, Uplands, Swansea.

Date: Thursday, December 08, 2022

Featuring: Alan Barnes Octet

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The fabulous Alan Barnes Octet playing Alans new Dickensian Jazz Suite. With 8 of the UK’s finest musicians on stage, book early for this one.
MORE Info about the new Jazz Suite is on
ALAN BARNES WEBSITE https://www.alanbarnesjazz.com/

 

More Info/Bookings visit our website
http://www.swanseajazz.co.uk

 

The Garage Music Venue,  47 Uplands Crescent, Swansea SA2 0NP +44 7802 912789


Tickets also on sale DERRICKS MUSIC 221 Oxford Street, Swansea SA1 3BQ : 01792 654 226

Nottingham Jazz Workshops Christmas Gig at The Robin Hood, Sherwood, Nottingham.

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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Nottingham Jazz Workshops present their
Christmas Gig 2022
An evening of American songbook and jazz standards

Weds December 14th 2022 @ 7.30 pm
The Robin Hood public house, Mansfield Rd, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2FR.

Mark Trounson’s Early Modern Quintet at Kenilworth Jazz Club, Kenilworth Rugby Club, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

Date: Monday, December 05, 2022

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Mark Trounson’s Early Modern Quintet - Monday 5th December 2022

 

Double bassist Mark Trounson has assembled this exciting new quintet of top jazz players from the East Midlands to explore the music that emerged from the first generation of modern jazz players in the 1940s and 1950s. With a particular emphasis on the music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, as well as lesser known composers such as Tadd Dameron and Howard McGhee, this project explores how these virtuoso performers transformed the music world and left a legacy that echoes in the music of today.


Featuring: 


Hugh Pascall (trumpet): after studying at the Royal Academy of Music and the Paris Conservatoire, Hugh’s career has taken him around the UK and across Europe in many different bands including Tony Kofi’s ‘Inside Straight’ band and the David Ferris Septet featuring US guitarist Peter Bernstein alongside commercial work for film, TV and advertising. Hugh holds a residency at Nottingham’s Peggy’s Skylight and launched his debut album ‘Borderlands’ this year with a 19 date tour across the UK, stunning audiences with his fluent post-bop language on trumpet and flugelhorn.


Marcus Joseph (alto saxophone): Musician and Spoken Word artist Marcus Joseph aspires to be an instrument of change. Whether playing a proud role in his local Leicester community, lending his talents to perform for George Cole - the city’s first black mayor - or paying homage to his Afro- Caribbean roots with songs charged with the righteous energy of reggae music, the spirited Alto Saxophonist possesses the gift to uplift. His debut album ‘Beyond the Dome’ (Jazz Refreshed) effortless blends jazz, reggae, hip hop with contemporary music and has won favour with the likes of Gilles Peterson, Tom Robinson, Tony Minvielle, DJ Lanni, opening the door to play at landmark events such as Love Supreme, Manchester Jazz Festival and We Out Here.


Keenan Ngo (piano): Born in Cardiff and raised in London, Keenan began his musical career at the age of four. He achieved his DipABRSM at the age of 17 and was offered a place to study at the Royal Northern College of Music. However, Keenan chose to commence his university studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, achieving First-Class Honours in Physics with Music. A rising star on the jazz scene, Keenan has become an in demand jazz piano player and regularly performs at Warwick Arts Centre and at FarGo Village with the Aaron Moloney trio, alongside his career as a medical physicist.


Mark Trounson (bass): A graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Mark grew up in Cornwall, playing piano and singing as a child and turning his attention from rock to jazz in his late teens and eventually to the double bass. Mark moved to Leicester in 2013 and has become a stalwart of the East Midlands jazz scene. Mark composes for his own band, ‘Disquiet’ with the release of debut album ‘Malus and Clawback’ set for 2023. He has performed with the likes of Osian Roberts, Pete Churchill and US saxophonist Bill McHenry.

 

KENILWORTH: RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
Monday 5th December, 2022
Door time: 7:30pm Start time: 8:00pm
Tickets £10.00 available on the door and online (booking fees apply): http://www.wegottickets.com/event/564048

Martin Shaw / Sam Mayne Quintet at The Milford Arms, Isleworth, London.

Date: Monday, December 19, 2022

More details

From Chris Pugh via Facebook;


Jazz at The Milford Arms, 574 London Road, Isleworth TW7 4EY, from 8:00
(10 mins Isleworth BR station, buses E8, H37, 235, 237)

 

Monday December 19th
Martin Shaw, trumpet, Sam Mayne, alto, John Horler, piano, Tim Wells, bass, Winston Clifford, drums

Jim Mullen Quartet at The Milford Arms, Isleworth, London.

Date: Monday, December 05, 2022

More details

From Chris Pugh via Facebook;

Jazz at The Milford Arms, 574 London Road, Isleworth TW7 4EY, from 8:00
(10 mins Isleworth BR station, buses E8, H37, 235, 237)


Monday, December 5th
Jim Mullen, guitar, Dave Lewis, tenor, Sam Leake, organ, Dave Barry, drums

World Sanguine Report + Shaolin Caravan + Matthew Bourne’s Irrealis at New River Studios, London.

Date: Friday, February 03, 2023

Featuring: World Sanguine Report

More details

From Andrew Plummer via Facebook;


FRIDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2023 FROM 19:30-23:45
World Sanguine Report + Shaolin Caravan + Matthew Bourne’s Irrealis
New River Studios, Ground Floor Unit E, 199 Eade Road, London.

 


Event by New River Studios, World Sanguine Report and 2 others
New River Studios
Tickets · £11.37
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-sanguine-report-shaolin-caravan-matthew-bournes-irrealis-tickets-474382640247
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limitedNOISE presents an evening of solo prepared piano, instrumental post-rock improvisation, song and experimental music
£10 in adv / £14 OTD
First act 8pm


WORLD SANGUINE REPORT
Andrew Plummer - voice, elec. guitar
Ruth Goller - elec. bass, voice
Will Glaser - drum kit
A new iteration of experimental-jazz and avant-rock band, World Sanguine Report - Plummer’s bruised vocals and darkly-enthralling lyrics, alongside Goller’s voice are enveloped in a tide of swirling tones, textures and rhythms from accompanying guitars, bass and drums. In often stark arrangement, World Sanguine Report revel on a journey through songs from a dark side of life and love.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P6VipehLK4


SHAOLIN CARAVAN
Stanley Bad - violin, Badpipe, dance
Sonny Bamalama - guitars, organ
Paul May - drums
“Taking refuge from battle in the sonic mists surrounding us we set our minds to being sought by a suitable vehicle in which to travel. Having long spoken of the nectar of chambers, and confident of our welcome, we board this shaolin caravan, ask that it steers us through dream landscapes, into a music illuminated by freedom. ..This journey will be surprising and eventful, and in the fullness of time, beautifully epic..”
https://shaolincaravan.bandcamp.com/album/holy-vibrations

 

MATTHEW BOURNE
Matthew Bourne - prepared piano
With a reputation as a fearlessly unpredictable pianist and composer, Matthew Bourne is a passionate explorer of sound, possessed of a burning desire to make music on anything old, broken or infirm. Returning to New River Studios, this is a rare opportunity to hear Bourne perform selections from his acclaimed Leaf Label release of music for solo prepared piano, Irrealis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX9LGNHaW6c

Yazz Ahmed with Emel and Rabih Abou-Khalil: An evening of contemporary Arabic music at The Barbican Centre, London.

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Featuring: Yazz Ahmed

Venue

Barbican Centre

Silk Street,
London.
EC2Y 8DS

More details

From Facebook;


TUESDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2022 AT 19:30
Yazz Ahmed with Emel and Rabih Abou-Khalil: An evening of contemporary Arabic music
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London.


Event by MARSM UK and Barbican Centre
Barbican Centre
Tickets
http://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/yazz-ahmed-sarabandes-and-nocturnes
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Award-winning British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed presents Tunisian avant-garde singer songwriter Emel and legendary Lebanese Oudist Rabih Abou-Khalil for an evening of contemporary Arabic music.


Yazz Ahmed draws on her mixed heritage, fusing jazz, Khaleeji music and electronica, to create a highly personal musical style. Tonight, she is joined by two artists from the Middle East and North Africa, who have found a new home in Europe — legendary Lebanese oudist, Rabih Abou-Khalil (whose album Blue Camel was a seminal influence on Yazz Ahmed) and Emel - avant-garde Tunisian-American singer and producer, whose soaring voice was a soundtrack to the Arab Spring and who has long been crafting a unique sonic universe, crushing stereotypes and forging a path all her own.


Performing with both their own ensembles and in collaboration with Yazz Ahmed and the Urban Soul Orchestra, Emel and Rabih Abou-Khalil will take the audience on a musical odyssey, mixing sounds from the MENA region to create a contemporary, universal musical language.

RAJ Xmas Special feat. Stuart Henderson & Vasilis Xenopoulos at Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury on Thames.

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022

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From Terence Collie via Facebook;


SUNDAY, 18 DECEMBER 2022 AT 20:00
RAJ Xmas Special feat. Stuart Henderson & Vasilis Xenopoulos
Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street, Sunbury on Thames.

 

Event by Mood Indigo Events, Terence Collie and Janet McCunn
Riverside Arts Centre
Tickets
http://www.moodindigoevents.co.uk/calendar.html
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Stuart Henderson - Trumpet
Vasilis Xenopoulos - Saxophone
Terence Collie - Piano
Richard Sadler - Double Bass
Tristan Mailliot - Drums


Our last concert of 2022!
Come and enjoy some great music with our now traditional complimentary mulled wine and mince pies!
Early bird tickets still available!


For more info visit:
https://www.moodindigoevents.co.uk/riverside-arts-jazz.html


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ELDA with Faye MacCalman + John Pope and John Garner at The Globe, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022

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From Wesley Stephenson via Facebook;


SUNDAY, 11 DECEMBER 2022 FROM 19:00-22:00
ELDA with Faye MacCalman + John Pope and John Garner
The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

 

Event by Jazz North East and Faye MC
The Globe
Tickets
http://www.theglobenewcastle.bar/product/dec-11-elda-with-faye-maccalman-john-pope-and-john-garner
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ELDA with Faye MacCalman + John Pope and John Garner
Doors: 7.00pm
John Pope and John Garner: 8.00pm - 8.45pm
ELDA with Faye MacCalman: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
Tickets: https://theglobenewcastle.bar/.../dec-11-elda-with-faye…/

 

ELDA with Faye MacCalman
ELDA is the longstanding collaboration between Andrew Woodhead and Aaron Diaz, mixing acoustic sounds with live electronics and soundscapes. Often performing in collaboration with special guests, their music explores the boundaries between the worlds of jazz, improv, electronica and folk. For their performance at The Globe in Newcastle the duo will be joined by Faye MacCalman of Archipelago.
The debut CD ‘Shiny/Things’ from Elda featuring Norwegian vocalist Kari Eskild Havenstrøm was released in May 2016, followed by digital-only lockdown collaboration releases ‘Live at BEAST’ with Georgia Denham, ‘Hippocampinae’ with Faye MacCalman, ‘a different name for the same river’ with Chris Mapp and Sam Wooster, ‘Metal Built’ with Anton Hunter, debut duo release ‘Na Madraí’, ‘Primary/Secondary/Tertiary’ with John Derek Bishop, and ‘Hello Spirit’ with Meesha Fones. These are collected together in physical format for the first time in their box set release ‘Collaborations 2020-2022’.


John Pope and John Garner – Duo
Pope & Garner had been working together for some years before formalising their duo, born out of regular meet-ups to play together between lockdowns across 2020-21. At first finding common ground in free improvisation they eventually moved on to playing pieces by some of their favourite composers, mostly figures somewhat overlooked in the classic jazz repertoire. That spirit of discovery and forward-thinking creativity which this music embodies became a touchstone for the two musicians, inspiring them to approach the music with open-minds and the spontaneous surrender of the free improviser. This duo recording, made in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2021, captures the sense of joy, the depth of emotion, the weight of tribute and the irreverence of play that the duo bring to their live performances.
The duo are currently promoting their debut album ‘Water Music’ released through the Newcastle based New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings label.
The unlikely but richly-textured pairing of double bass and violin come together to explore and celebrate the music of some of the most revered avant-garde and ‘new thing’ composers of the 20th Century. These two adventurous musicians pay tribute to such luminaries as Ornette Coleman, Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton and Alice Coltrane on this intimate acoustic recording, filled with humour, surprises and wit, settling into or playfully deconstructing the compositions like old friends picking up a years-long conversation.


This concert is presented by Jazz North East in association with the Globe

Transatlantic Hot Club, afternoon event at Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff.

Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023

More details

From Ben Creighton-Griffiths via Facebook;


SUNDAY, 28 MAY 2023 FROM 14:00-16:00
Transatlantic Hot Club Live @Insole Court
Insole Court, 55 Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff.

 

Event by Transatlantic Hot Club and Ben Creighton Griffiths - Music
Insole Court
Tickets · £17.26
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transatlantic-hot-club-live-insole-court-tickets-474690220227
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The Transatlantic Hot Club will be performing their annual Cardiff concert in the beautiful Drawing Room of Insole Court. Featuring Adrien Chevalier (New York) on Violin and Ben Creighton Griffiths (Cardiff) on Harp joined by an excellent line-up of musicians to be announced nearer the date. Expect to hear Swing classics, Django standards, and Latin Bossa Nova during this Sunday afternoon performance!


Doors will open to the public at 13:30 and the music will start at 14:00. There will be an interval and a bar selling a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks before, during, and after the performance.


Tickets are available on Eventbrite for £16 and, due to previous concerts selling out, we highly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance. Spare tickets will be sold on the door for £18.

The Plague Doctors Cure All – Fever Pitch! at The Queens Head, Monmouth.

Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Featuring: The Plague Doctors Cure All

Venue

Queens Head Inn, Monmouth

1 St. James Street,
Monmouth.
NP25 3DL

More details

From Lyndon Owen via Facebook;

 

WEDNESDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2022 AT 20:30
The Plague Doctors Cure All – Fever Pitch!
Queens Head, Monmouth

 

Event by Lyndon Owen and Will Cass
Queens Head, Monmouth
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“With guttural basslines, skronking sax, freeform guitar riffs and tribal drums, improvised jazzmetal never sounded so dangerous, healthy, fresh and essential … consider me healed and converted” – DJ Ed Steelefox


“a band that combined the extensive use of technology with more primeval influences, these expressed through some truly gargantuan riffing” – The Jazzmann

 

The return of the “Plague Doctors Cure All” heralds a swollen bar and a hot fever ridden evening at the Queens. Monstrous grooves, high energy, powerhouse playing. An electric band with jazz/prog/funk rock influences; lively grooves with a very dark energy. Virulent, sweaty and definitely contagious


#plaguedoctorscureall


Check them out at http://www.plague-doctors.co.uk


http://www.facebook.com/plaguedoctorscureall

Christmas Sparkle with Georgina Jackson at St John’s Church, Farncombe, Goadalming, Surrey.

Date: Friday, December 16, 2022

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16th December Christmas Sparkle with Georgina Jackson at St John’s Church, Farncombe
An evening of Christmas Sparkle with jazz vocalist and trumpeter Georgina Jackson. Georgina is widely acknowledged as the finest female lead trumpet player in the country. She is a regular vocalist with Ronnie Scott’s Big Band and has fronted BBC broadcasts with the BBC Big Band and the BBC Concert Orchestra. With Jim Watson on piano, Matt Home on drums and Guildford Jazz anchor Marianne Windham on bass.
Doors 7.15pm, performance 8pm to 10.15pm, bar available on arrival and at the interval.
Tickets £18 (£16 Guildford Jazz Members, £7 Students/U18s, £5 Student members).
St John’s Church, St John’s St., Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3EJ.

 

Details and Booking - https://guildfordjazz.org.uk/

 

 

Chandos Symphony Orchestra and Ben Creighton Griffiths at Malvern Forum Theatre, Great Malvern, Worcs.

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023

More details

From Ben Creighton-Griffiths via Facebook;

 

SUNDAY, 19 MARCH 2023 AT 19:30
Concert - Malvern Forum Theatre
Malvern Theatres, Grange Rod, Malvern.

 

Event by Chandos Symphony Orchestra and Ben Creighton Griffiths - Music
Malvern Theatres
Tickets
http://www.malvern-tickets.co.uk/select_seats.aspx
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Rossini - Overture to William Tell
Creighton-Griffiths - Concerto for Jazz Harp
Franck - Symphony in D minor

Community Jazz & Jam Night feat. Uskulele Jazz / Leslie Maynerd Quartet at Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon.

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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Jazz December: Ukes, Sax & Jamming Weds 12 Dec

 

Hello Everyone
Join us for a great night out in December
Community Jazz & Jam Night
Brecon Jazz Club: Wednesday, 14th December
Opener : Uskulele Jazz
Band feature : Leslie Maynerd Quartet
Jam Session to close
8pm start, doors 7.30pm
Advance tickets £10 / £12 on the door
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/breconjazz-jazzlivecymru/t-avagrxl

 

This promises to be such a special evening - here are the details:


PROGRAMME;


Opening - Uskulele Jazz - with Ian Cooper
You may have enjoyed the group’s live performances at this year’s Brecon Jazz Festival. Now a chance to listen again to their great sounds - and join in - let’s have a singalong!


Band feature - Leslie Maynerd Quartet
Leslie was last seen performing in the festival as part of our Wellington Jazz programme - and joined for an impromptu guest appearance by none other than Simon Spillett! Equally illustrious will be her December lineup. QUARTET LINEUP : Lesle Maynerd alto sax / Dave Maynerd guitar / Ian Cooper bass guitar / Phill O’Sullivan drums. Band plays following the Ukes, its set split before & after the break.


Jazz Jam - come join the band
After the Quartet’s Part 2 set, Leslie invites jammers to join them on stage. We’ll be circulating our ‘jam set list’ (with keys) in advance, so you can prepare & shine. If you’d like to take part in the jam, just RSVP this mailout with your name, instrument & contact details.


See you there - save the date Weds (yes Weds!) 14th Dec, 8pm, Muse.


Please support us by buying your tickets in advance, and save some ££
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/breconjazz-jazzlivecymru/t-avagrxl


Email: info@breconjazzclub


https://www.breconjazz.org


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

Elina Duni & Rob Luft at Jazz Cafe POSK, Hammersmith, London.

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022

Featuring: Elina Duni / Rob Luft

More details

From Tomasz Furmanek via Facebook;


SATURDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2022 AT 20:30
ELINA DUNI & ROB LUFT
Jazz Cafe POSK, Polish Social & Cultural Association, 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, London.

 

Event by Polish Social & Cultural Association
Polish Social & Cultural Association
Tickets
http://www.bit.ly/3GrgxsA
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Elina Duni is a Swiss-Albanian singer. Having been signed to ECM Records since 2012, her hallmark combination of traditional Albanian folk songs and jazz has led to worldwide critical acclaim. For this new project, she is joined by guitarist and BBC New Generation Artist Rob Luft, one of the rising stars of London’s flourishing contemporary jazz scene. Luft’s playing incorporates echoes of West African high-life, Celtic folk and textural minimalism. His joyously original sound finds an ideal counterpart in Elina Duni’s vocals. Together, they take us on a journey through timeless folk songs which still resonate so truly today, as well as
playing their co-written original material about contemporary issues facing us all.


Whereas on the 17th of December at Jazz Cafe POSK, at this rather special time of the year, they may even throw in a couple of seasonal jazz standards…


“Whether it be exploring musical influences from the Mediterranean, French chanson, jazz ballads or American folk, Duni and Luft have created their own unique sound and as a result they both seem to have grown as artists”- Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise


Elina Duni - Vocals
Rob Luft - Guitar


http://www.elinaduni.com


http://www.robluft.co.uk

The Kris Nock Big Band’s Big Christmas Concert at Staple Hill Methodist Church, Staple Hill, Bristol.

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022

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From Kris Nock via Facebook;


SATURDAY, 10 DECEMBER 2022 AT 19:30
The Kris Nock Big Band’s Big Christmas Concert
Staple Hill Methodist Church, 131 High Street, Staple Hill,Bristol.

 

Event by The Kris Nock Big Band
Staple Hill Methodist Church
Tickets
http://www.krisnockbigband.com/event-details/big-christmas-concert
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We’re excited to return to Staple Hill Methodist Church to perform our annual Christmas concert. Featuring your favorite Christmas music including Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, and many, many more! Doors open at 7pm

Basia Bartz at Jazz Cafe POSK, Hammersmith, London.

Date: Friday, December 09, 2022

More details

From Tomasz Furmanek via Facebook;


FRIDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2022 AT 20:30
BASIA BARTZ
Jazz Cafe POSK, Polish Social & Cultural Association, 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, London.

 

Event by Polish Social & Cultural Association
Polish Social & Cultural Association
Tickets
http://www.bit.ly/3V2hpYF
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Born & raised in Poland, Basia Bartz has established herself as a prolific player on the London music scene since relocating to the UK fifteen years ago. As a violinist, she has been a member of a myriad of bands and projects across genres, spanning folk, Americana, experimental, jazz, pop, and even dance. A great number of singer-songwriters have called upon the violinist to help embellish their songs with her sensitive ear and versatile playing over the years.


Inspired by the musicians around her, as well as her own personal evolution, Basia began singing and composing original songs in 2019. Continuing her long love for folk, she began a collaboration with Ben Walker, who recorded and produced a number of violin-led folk songs, two of which have already been released.


For her piano-led compositions Basia put together a jazz trio, featuring Chris Jones on drums and Steve Woodcock on bass. The three are in the process of recording their debut album, with the first single “All Your Pages” released in June this year.


In this intimate evening, Basia will take us on an eclectic journey leading through the many musical worlds she’s so far created and inhabited.
Line up:


Basia Bartz -piano, violin, voice
Chris Jones - drums
Steve Woodcock - bass
plus guests


http://www.basiabartz.com


Video (Seeking Shade): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP8hmRWdsxU


Video (Girl at Dusk official video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAQ7Q-68cpA

Ivo Neame’s Dodeka at SpArC Theatre, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.

Dates: Friday, April 28, 2023 - Saturday, April 29, 2023

Featuring: Ivo Neame

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UNESCO World Jazz Performances Featuring the Ivo Neame’s Ensemble DODEKA April 28th & 29th 2023 - SpArC Theatre Bishops Castle

 

Sunday November 13th - London Jazz Festival - Ronnie Scott’s Presented the Premiere Performance of Ivo Neame’s new ensemble DODEKA featuring an International Collective of Phenomenal Jazz Musicians

 


“Formidable Phronesis pianist Ivo Neame unleashes a tour de force with his latest 12 piece ensemble Dodeka, a accessibly mind-boggling, rhythm-bending orchestral scores, reminiscent of those of Kenny Wheeler and Michael Gibbs.” John Fordham, The Guardian


Come and celebrate the UNESCO World Jazz Day with two incredible performances at our SpArC Theatre on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th. Guest List invitations are open, to book your reservations (£23.00) by Emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


World Class Jazz on your Shropshire Doorstep

 

“That Neame is one of the most interesting jazz pianists of his generation may be clear. That he is getting better and better is no surprise….”


SpArC Theatre, Brampton Rd, Bishops Castle.

Emma Smith presents ‘Snowbound’, two shows at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022

Venue

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

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

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Emma Smith Presents:
‘Snowbound’
Record Release Soirée 10th December, Pizza Express Jazz Club
10 Dean Street, London, W1D 3RWhttps://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/emma-smith-snowbound

 


Following the resounding success of her critically acclaimed album ‘Meshuga Baby’ (released earlier this year), leading UK jazz vocalist Emma Smith sashays in to yuletide with series of swinging arrangements of some lesser known vintage Christmas classics and familiar favourites, destined to stimulate the spirits of all who hear them this festive season.


Featuring a stellar cast of long time collaborators and expert jazz musicians including Alex Garnett, Ross Stanley, Ed Richardson and Nick Costly-White, ‘Snowbound’ is an unabashed celebration of holiday cheer, delivered with vibrant instrumentation and Emma Smith’s charismatic vocal brilliance.

 

 

Emma Smith’s star is on the ascendant. With diverse and extensive experience performing everywhere from the 02 Arena to the leading jazz clubs of New York City, collaborating and recording with the likes of Michael Buble, The Quincy Jones Orchestra, Robbie Williams, Bobby McFerrin and Seal along the way, Emma Smith has created a formidable reputation as a powerful and expressive artist on the global jazz scene.


Emma Smith’s many accolades to date includes the widespread success of her long established vocal harmony group The Puppini Sisters, as well as a 4 year stint as a broadcaster on BBC Radio 3, not to mention a range of awards and compliments from organisations and critics alike, including winning the ‘Worshipful Company Of Musicians Medal’, reaching the finals of the Montreux Jazz Competition and more recently being nominated for a prestigious Parliamentary Jazz Award in the 2022 ‘Jazz Vocalist of the Year’ category.


Since the release of her first solo album in 10 years, Emma Smith has continued her rise to prominence as a multifaceted singer-songwriter with outstanding vocal ability – ‘Meshuga Baby’ has been received with critical acclaim, and is becoming one of 2022’s stand out releases and an important addition to this year’s cultural diaspora. Racking up nearly a million streams since it’s release this summer, as well as radio support from Jamie Cullum, Cerys Matthews and Jazzfm. ‘Meshuga Baby’ is currently under consideration for ‘Best Vocal Jazz Album’ at the 65th Grammy Awards.


“Extraordinary cumulative power” - Jazzwise Magazine


“An astonishingly mature performance…Exceptional agility” - The Times


“One of the most stylish and original interpreters of Songbook classics on the scene”- All About Jazz


“Emotive power ” - Evening Standard


“Emma Smith is a singer with a voice that is a breath of fresh air to the jazz world”- Jazz Views

“Meshuga is yiddish for ‘crazy’, but lively and emotionally committed is nearer the mark for Smith” - BBC Music Magazine


“If you want a name for the future, then agents should not wait too long to beat a path to the door of Emma Smith’ - The Telegraph


“If backed into a corner and asked which recording by any singer, black or white, male or female, British or American, or whatever from wherever, made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck then it would be Emma Smith’s slow, sensuous version of There’s No Business Like Show Business.” - BebopSpokenHere


http://www.emmasmithmusic.co.uk

Jewish Music Institute Youth Big Band and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Under 18s Ensemble afternoon event at JW3, London.

Date: Sunday, December 04, 2022

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A Youth Big Band Extravaganza!


Jewish Music Institute Youth Big Band and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Under 18s Ensemble
Sun 04 December 2022
3:00pm
£15 per adult; £9 per child (under 16)


The JMI Youth Big Band return to JW3, performing alongside the NYJO Under 18s Ensemble in a dynamic double-header. Two incendiary young groups combine to deliver a powerful punch of Big Band and Jewish music for the festive season.


The JMI Youth Big Band
A radical Jewish music for the next generation, led by inspirational Musical Director Sam Eastmond (Spike Orchestra, John Zorn), composer of the Ivor Novello nominated Brit-ish suite (commissioned by the PRS Foundation and JW3 in 2019 for the New Music Biennial festival).


NYJO Under 18s Ensemble
The NYJO Under 18s Ensemble, led by Winston Clifford, is a group of young musicians who come together to learn, play, and celebrate Jazz music in all its forms.


Book here: https://www.jw3.org.uk/whats-on/youth-big-band-extravaganza-0

 

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New York City Winter JazzFest, various venues, New York City, USA.

Dates: Thursday, January 12, 2023 - Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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We have received the following press release;


BREAKING: 2023 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINEUP   


Announcing the
2023 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST


Celebrating 19 Seasons
January 12-18, 2023
Presenting The Full Spectrum of Jazz


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< FIRST WAVE OF CONFIRMED ARTISTS ANNOUNCED >

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WINTER JAZZFEST MARATHON NIGHTS


Manhattan Marathon January 13


Brooklyn Marathon January 14


Our signature multi-artist, multi-venue experience: seven venues per borough


Honoring Marshall Allen of Sun Ra Arkestra,


A tribute to Meghan Stabile: Future x Sounds Salutes Revive,


and over 70 groups showcasing on two nights



CONFIRMED PERFORMERS:


Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days
Alfredo Colon
Alissia
Avishai Cohen Quartet
Ben Wendel
Black Lives: From Generation to Generation
Brandee Younger
BREAK.FAST.CLUB
Caroline Davis
Chase Elodia
Chris Lightcap’s ‘Superette Deluxe’
Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn’s ‘Pigments’
Donny McCaslin
Doug Wamble
Emile Parisien ‘Louise’
Endea Owens
Gilles Peterson
Ghost Funk Orchestra
Halvorson/Courvoisier Duo
Hera
Immanuel Wilkins
Irreversible Entanglements
Isaiah Collier
Jamaaladeen Tacuma
JaRon Marshall
Joel Ross ‘Parables’
Julius Rodriguez
Lakecia Benjamin
Linda May Han Oh
Louis Cato
LNDFK
Makaya McCraven
Marta Sanchez
Maurice Brown
Miho Hazama
Nate Mercereau
Nathalie Joachim
New Standards Live curated by Terri Lyne Carrington
Orrin Evans Trio
Pete Rock & The Soul Brothers
Photay with Carlos Niño
DJ Raydar Ellis
Reid Anderson
Revive Big Band & Special Guests
Rich Ruth
Samora Pinderhughes ‘Grief & Process’
Sara Serpa ‘Intimate Strangers’
Sarah Elizabeth Charles
Sun Ra Arkestra
Sungazer
Surya Botofasina
Susan Carol
Takuya Kuroda
Vincent Peirani ‘Jokers’
Yamandu Costa
Zoh Amba


[Shows will adhere to COVID protocols in place at each respective venue throughout the festival]


* EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT MULTI-NIGHT MARATHON PASSES AVAILABLE on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 at NOON


OPENING NIGHT JANUARY 12:


PREMIERE — TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON’S NEW STANDARDS LIVE
Rotating ensembles featuring Michele Rosewoman, Melanie Charles, Michael Mayo, Linda May Han Oh, Kris Davis, Tia Fuller, Caroline Davis, Helen Sung, Mary Halvorson


FRENCH JAZZ SHOWCASE:
Vincent Peirani’s “Jokers”
Émile Parisien’s “Louise”
plus Avishai Cohen Quartet


Late night DJ set by Gilles Peterson at Nublu

JANUARY 15:


TRIBUTE TO JAIMIE “BREEZY” BRANCH at NUBLU


JANUARY 16:


TO BE ANNOUNCED


JANUARY 17:


“GRIEF & PROCESS” — MULTIMEDIA PROJECT BY SAMORA PINDERHUGHES


“TAKE TWO” — A LISTENING EXPERIENCE WITH MUSICAL DIRECTOR NATE MERCEREAU


“Hear a full Pharoah Sanders album “Elevation”, followed by a reinterpretation improvised live onstage”

JAZZ TALKS AFTERNOON SERIES:


JANUARY 15-17, DETAILS TBA


We are thrilled to announce the initial list of artists to be featured at the 19th annual NYC Winter Jazzfest! Please mark your calendars for January 12-18, 2023.
Since our founding in 2005, NYC Winter Jazzfest (NYCWJF) has cemented a reputation as a hotbed of cultural discovery, supporting the rich growth and continued vitality of the jazz community. In our 19th year we are presenting a festival slightly smaller in scope, in part of necessity given an arts and culture scene still in recovery, with numerous venues shuttered and others struggling. However, after a delayed and heavily modified festival in 2022, we are back on schedule in January 2023, proud as ever to support a host of today’s most fearless and creative musicians as we push boundaries and imagine new possibilities for our music scene and our world.


We are excited to showcase seven nights of extraordinary programming, including our weekend multi-venue, multi-artist marathons — first in Manhattan, then Brooklyn. The NYCWJF marathon has become recognized as one of New York’s most essential nightlife offerings, giving audiences full access to all participating venues and dozens of groups performing from early evening deep into the wee hours. Our 2023 marathon venues are:


Manhattan, January 13: (Le) Poisson Rouge, City Winery, City Winery Loft, Zinc Bar, The Bitter End, Nublu, The Jazz Gallery

Brooklyn, January 14: Brooklyn Opera House, Brooklyn Bowl, Superior Ingredients, Baby’s All Right, National Sawdust, Loove Labs, Club Curious

This year’s marathon will include a celebration of Marshall Allen, leading the Sun Ra Arkestra in a full set with special guests. There will also be a very special tribute to our beloved Meghan Stabile, visionary scene maker and founder of Revive Music, who we tragically lost in June at age 39. Ángela Gil founder of Future x Sounds, carries on in the spirit of her mentor and friend, and curates an evening at the Brooklyn Bowl in Meghan’s honor, featuring the Louis Cato, hip-hop legend Pete Rock with his band The Soul Brothers, Igmar Thomas´ Revive Big Band and special guests. In true Revive Music fashion, Winter Jazzfest and Future x Sounds present an evening to celebrate Jazz, Hip Hop, and above all, the supreme spirit of Meghan Stabile.


Prior to the marathons, on our Opening Night — Thursday, January 12 — we are happy to present the first-ever onstage manifestation of drum legend Terri Lyne Carrington’s New Standards Live. As founding director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, Carrington and her colleagues are reshaping the narrative of jazz in myriad ways. The book New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers has sold out of its first printing, which speaks to the excitement and demand this project has generated. The album New Standards, Vol. 1 is the first in a series bringing the music in this book to life — and at NYCWJF, for the first time, Carrington will bring the project to the stage, in an evening of varied ensemble configurations. The slated performers are Michele Rosewoman, Melanie Charles, Michael Mayo, Linda May Han Oh, Kris Davis, Tia Fuller, Caroline Davis, Helen Sung and Mary Halvorson.


Also on Opening Night, acclaimed French musicians Vincent Peirani (accordion) and Émile Parisien (saxophone) will lead their respective ensembles in a combined showcase co-presented with Paris Jazz Club and TSF Jazz. Joining for this special presentation will be trumpeter Avishai Cohen and his quartet. To close out Opening Night in crate-digging style, renowned UK broadcaster, DJ and Brownswood Recordings founder Gilles Peterson will spin well into the night at Nublu — an Alphabet City venue that will host a series of shows throughout the days of the festival.


After our marathons, on Sunday, January 15, NYCWJF pays tribute to another departed icon of our music community, trumpeter and composer jaimie “breezy” branch, whose passing on August 22 at age 39 sent a shockwave of grief across the globe. Details of this program are still in formation.

Two very special events are taking place on Tuesday, January 17: pianist, composer, filmmaker and all-around creative force Samora Pinderhughes will present an incarnation of his politically charged multimedia project “Grief & Process,” a collaborative exhibition and performance series that is now unfolding at The Kitchen’s temporary location at The Westbeth’s West Side Loft. The same night, multi-instrumentalist Nate Mercereau will musically direct “Take Two,” an immersive experience like no other, bridging the music’s past, present and future: audience and players alike will listen together to the classic Pharoah Sanders album Elevation (Impulse!, 1974) in its entirety, after which the musicians will take to the stage for a live reinterpretation of what they just heard.


As in past years, NYCWJF will also program a series of Jazz Talks for the afternoons of January 15-17. These panel discussions spark intellectual reflection and provide the public with a wider context for understanding all that goes on in the artistic lives of our performers. Topics will include jazz and gender, wellness, social justice and more. Details are in formation and will be announced shortly.


About NYCWJF
Praised by The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR and countless other national publications, the NYCWJF has become a creative home for pathbreaking artists from the local NYC scene and globally, and a pivotal destination for arts leaders and cultural cognoscenti, hardcore fans and new listeners alike. The festival has grown at a rapid pace, from the original one-day single-location program to annual schedules putting as many as 150 groups (over 600 artists) on 20 stages throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The strains of the pandemic have made us more strongly committed than ever to all aspects of our mission: not only shining a light on the greatest artists of our day, but facilitating new collaborations, creating new spaces for community, and always supporting struggles for racial and gender justice, immigrant rights, action on climate change and mass incarceration. On many levels, the pandemic brought all these issues even more to the forefront, and NYCWJF artists, with the festival’s support and encouragement, continue to engage with them in myriad ways.
Conceived originally to showcase the latest and most cutting-edge jazz acts during the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference, and founded by New York concert impresario Brice Rosenbloom, NYCWJF has become the definitive all-inclusive jazz event that offers a “state of the union” of jazz and its many stylistic camps from avant-garde to post-bop, jazz-funk, fusion, hypermodern through-composed music and jazz-inflected world music. From party bands to ambient electronic groups to the most advanced compositional approaches – audiences sample everything the jazz world has to offer. As a destination event, attendees regularly travel from other states and countries to attend the festival. Many in the industry see it as jazz’s answer to SXSW. We hope to see you there!


http://www.winterjazzfest.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NYCWJF


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WinterJazzfest


Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nycwjf

Cape Town International Jazz Festival at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

Dates: Friday, March 17, 2023 - Saturday, March 18, 2023

Featuring: Various Artists

More details

We have received the following press release;

Save the Date – the Cape Town International Jazz Festival Returns in 2023


Tickets now open for performances on 17 and 18 March 2023

 

Cape Town, 27 October 2022 – FESTINOS (fans of the festival) can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  Africa’s Grandest Gathering and South Africa’s original and much-loved jazz fest – the Cape Town International Jazz Festival - will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), on Friday 17th March and Saturday 18th March 2023.

 

Back to entertain after a three-year break thanks to successive lockdowns because of COVID-19, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) will continue its 21st anniversary celebrations that were necessarily postponed in 2020, with a line-up, look and feel and several surprises, that celebrate its roots but with a nod to the future.


The exciting announcement was conveyed by Judith Sephuma, South Africa’s Queen of Afro-jazz who is thrilled to be returning to Cape Town to entertain festival goers.  (Please see links to shout out videos below).

 

In Judith’s words: “The Cape Town International Jazz Festival holds a special place in my heart.  I performed at the very first one and am happy to be at this, the 21st event, to share my music with Festinos again.  There has been a definite gap in the music festival calendar without the CT Jazz Fest these past couple of years, so I am delighted it is back, and it promises to be amazing – as usual. I hope to see you all there.”

 

But it’s not all business as usual.  The 2023 CTIJF, known for its scintillating and eclectic mix of jazz and jazz-related music, will take account of the fans’ desires to spend more time enjoying and appreciating the artists that are on offer and the music they love, as well as upping the ‘festival’ feeling with an expanded offering of ‘experiences’ – more details to come.

 

In 2023, there will be three stages hosting more than 21 music performances.  The stages for 2023, are:

 

Rosies, which jazz purists will appreciate for the exceptional audio quality of the acoustics complementing the performers’ sound.

 

Kippies retains its position in the main Hall on the Ground floor and will be the place to groove to more familiar names, whilst the open-air Downtown stage (formerly Manenberg) will be the place to discover new beats, names, and jams.

 

Another change the festival announces, is that highly respected music impresario, Billy Domingo, and the Festival Director for many years, has retired from espAfrika, the organisers of CTIJF.  In tribute, the programming of the 2023 event will pay homage to Billy’s love of promoting African artists, and the CTIJF’s reputation as a place to discover incredible talent.

 

Newly appointed CEO of espAfrika, Amit Makan, had this to say about the eagerly anticipated return of the CTIJF: “The CTIJF has grown to embody the diverse talent and star power of South African artists, whilst also providing a platform for residents to experience international music performers they would not usually be able to see.  Growing this brand and taking it forward into the next phase of its success is a challenge, one I relish, even with these interesting times we are living in.

 

“It is music artists, like the sublime Judith Sephuma who has today lent her considerable support to this next event, whom I wish to thank, as they make what we do a pleasure and worthwhile.  Without you, there would be no festival for the fans to enjoy, but together, we are a powerful match made for listening and experiential bliss.  Thank you, Judith, and to every artist who has ever performed here and to those yet to come.”

 

In keeping with the Afri-Futurism theme for the 21st anniversary and looking to the digital future, the CTIJF has partnered with Ticketmaster who will provide the ticketing solution, and the festival will also launch a brand-new audience engagement platform (AEP) and Festino experience app.

 

The app, like the balance of the line-up, will go live later this year, but will be a content rich platform from which to keep up to date with what’s happening and coming, navigate the festival on the day, set reminders and event planners, as well as enter a myriad of competitions and spot prizes in recognition of the celebration of life and music that is the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

 

To reserve your place in music heaven, make a date to purchase your entry today.  Tickets are available from http://www.ticketmaster.co.za

 

Costs:

 

Day Pass           R750 per person per day

 

Weekend pass       R1200 per person

 

Rosies stage       R30 additional cost to ensure seating              

 

Social Media:

 

Facebook           @CapeTownJazzFest

 

Twitter           @CTJazzFest

 

Instagram         capetownjazzfest

 

TikTok           @ctjazzfest

 

YouTube           capetownjazzfest

 

Website           https://www.capetownjazzfest.com

 

Hashtags:          #ctjazzfest #CTIJF #africasgrandestgathering

 

About Cape Town International Jazz Festival
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is the flagship event for the events management and production company, espAfrika, which has staged and produced several world-renowned events. Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is an annual event and famous for delivering a star-studded line up featuring international and local artists in the jazz and jazz-related music genres. Founded in the year 2000, this iconic national treasure took an obligatory break due to strict COVID-19 restrictions.  This proudly South African event is hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) presenting multiple stages and in 2023, with theme Afri-Futurism, will host more than 21 artists who will perform over the two nights.

 

About espAfrika
Cape Town based, espAfrika, creates and produces unique entertaining experiences. With more than twenty years in the industry, the company has grown into a highly-awarded and respected event management and production organisation. espAfrika thrives on realising clients’ ideas and creating exceptional concepts that are relevant and engaging to today’s experience hungry audiences. espAfrika owns and manages annual events such as the Cape Town International Jazz Festival which attracts Festinos from around the world See http://www.espafrika.com for more details.

 

About Judith Sephuma
Judith Sephuma is an internationally acclaimed songstress and a multi-award-winning artist.
Dubbed the queen of Afro-jazz, she is a prolific and versatile singer with an angelic, soft, sultry, and melodic voice that has continued to dominate airwaves for close to two decades.
She has attracted interest and acclaim from jazz, afro-soul, and gospel music lovers all over the world since the release of her triple platinum status selling debut album titled: “A Cry, A smile, A Dance” released in 2001. Judith has performed at major jazz festivals in South Africa and internationally. She performed at
the North Sea Jazz Festival in Cape Town in 2000 before her debut album was even released and went on to perform at the same festival in Holland in 2002 alongside Marcus Miller and Roy Hargrove.  Her jazz album released in 2015 titled: “One Word”, described as a funky Afro-jazz album, continues to receive great airplay and review all over the world.
She has worked and shared the stage with international artists like Bebe Winans, Oletta Adams, Jonathan Butler, Al Jarreau, Randy Crawford, and Chaka Khan. Her collaboration with Michael Bolton singing an old classic “Over the Rainbow” and another with Kenny G on the triple platinum seller “A cry A smile A dance” has cemented Judith’s position as an international star.
Following a two-year journey of self- rediscovery, after the release of her seventh album in 2017, Judith released the Afro-jazz album titled: “Power of Dreams”, which launched on 2 May 2019 at the Market Theatre. The multi-award-winning artist, gave this album the time needed to produce a mesmeric and enchanting artistry that can provide solace and a magical experience for her music lovers, as they enter her world through the “Power of Dreams.” The album was recorded at Orange Peel Studios in Atlanta GA, mixed and mastered in the USA by ACE Media Group Inc. Atlanta GA.
This album boasts tracks for every occasion, moment, and emotion. Showcasing Judith’s versatility, it opens with a Samba feel-good happy song called “Dance”, inspired by the love Sephuma has for her friends that she describes as “great friends that I will not trade for anything and have been the same friends forever”. It is also
remixed as a bonus track by Prince Bulo. “Maropeng” is a medium tempo song that is about celebrating where we come from, and the importance of always remembering the beauty of home. True to the inspiration behind this album, Sephuma says that the medium tempo slow song “A man like you” is about celebrating love. “On this track I got all kinds of artistic, I added a dash of Italian, some Spanish, and my favourite language, Sepedi. Here I am celebrating the beauty of love. That’s all.”
South Africa’s Queen of Afro-jazz is also a well-travelled performer and dedicated philanthropist. She is an ambassador of the One Campaign and has also been an ardent contributor to and supporter of campaigns that work to eradicate poverty and sexism across the African continent, as she is a passionate about making a real difference in society.

 

Jazz In The Round: A Gift For Ukraine feat. Alina Bzhezhinska & her HipharpCollective at The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London.

Date: Monday, December 05, 2022

Featuring: Alina Bzhezhinska

More details

We have received the following information regarding this event;


Jazz In The Round: A Gift For Ukraine
A Fundraiser
Produced and presented by The Cockpit & Jazz In The Round

 


A festive concert raising funds for Ukraine.
Curated and headlined by Alina Bzhezhinska & her HipharpCollective - made up of contemporary artists and collaborators, professional music makers, electronic music producers and harp lovers, who support everything innovative, new, unusual and out of the box.

 

 

Date:
5 Dec - 8PM
Tickets: £15

 

Alina Bzhezhinska on harp, Adam Teixeira on drums, Mikele MonTolli on bass, Niki King on voice, Alex Webb on piano, GeNia on piano, Tony Kofi on sax, Alice Zawadski on voice/ violin, Vimala Rowe on voice.


More artists to be announced


Website: https://www.thecockpit.org.uk/show/a_gift_for_ukraine

 

THE COCKPIT
Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH
Box Office: 020 7258 2925
(10.30am - 6pm, Monday - Friday,
12 noon - 6pm, Saturday)

Chris Gumbley Quintet - Music of Cannonball Adderley at The Hive Music & Media Centre, Shrewsbury.

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022

More details

From;
https://events.hiveonline.org.uk//


DEC
10
SAT
20:00


Chris Gumbley Quintet - Music of Cannonball Adderley
Tickets from £12
Saturday 10th December
£23/£12 U22
Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

 

Alto player Chris Gumbley returns to SJN at the Hive with a superb quintet dedicated to re-creating the wonderful sound of the Cannonball Adderley quintet of the 50’s & 60’s: Neil Yates (Trumpet), Andrzej Baranek (Piano), Tom Hill (Double bass) & Carl Hemmingsley (Drums), all familiar faces to the Hive, will delight and excite with arrangements of many classic tunes.


Tickets from;
https://events.hiveonline.org.uk/whats-on/chris-gumbley-quintet-music-of-cannonball-adderley/

Sekito Records Showcase at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London.

Date: Friday, December 09, 2022

More details

From;
https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/sekito-records-showcase-jazz-cafe-tickets/12503415?pl=JC&mc_cid=e98c1917c3&mc_eid=9a271c495f

Sekito Records Showcase


Fri Dec 9 2022
7:00 PM


Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway Camden Town
London NW1 7PG

 

Alfa Mist’s very own imprint, Sekito Records, presents its first ever live showcase. With roots deeply embedded in Jazz & branches that reach out to Drum & Bass, UKG and Hip Hop, this celebration of debut albums from Jamie Leeming, Rudi Creswick & JSPHYNX will be a genre spanning affair. Expect explosive live performances and surprise guests throughout the evening.

We Jazz Festival 2022, various venues, Helsinki, Finland.

Dates: Sunday, November 27, 2022 - Sunday, December 04, 2022

Featuring: Various Artists

More details

We have received the following press release regarding this event;


We Jazz Festival in Helsinki 27 Nov to 4 Dec


The ninth We Jazz Festival takes place at various venues in Helsinki from 27 November until 4 December. The festival invites acts such as [Ahmed], Cortex, FIRE!, Alan Braufman, Patricia Brennan, Enemy, Carl Stone, Ka Baird, Avishai Cohen Quartet, plus more, and features a strong mix of local acts, as well as both world premieres and Helsinki debut performances, new collaborations and release gigs.


We Jazz Festival artistic director Matti Nives says:
“We Jazz Festival is an idea that began in 2013. We wanted to introduce an annual jazz event which would operate outside of the traditionally stable institutional structure, and one that would remain eternally adventurous, while highlighting a wide-ranging selection of music connected to the long lineage of jazz in different ways. Over its eight editions, the festival has gained the trust of its audience and that in turn allows for more adventurous programming, in terms of the musical content, the locations, and also experimental concepts, such as the secret gig, where both the venue and the artist(s) remain unknown until the very moment of the performance. In terms of artists, the goal is to bring in acts that have a strong musical vision and a positive energy. That is, to showcase great music by nice people. Over the years, We Jazz has become something of an ever-expanding circle of friends from all over the world. Or as the Swiss pianist Nik Bärtsch put it last year, ‘a community festival’.


One of the goals of the event is to concretely show the visitors what curiosity can achieve. This goes for us programming and planning the event, the artists performing, and our audience taking a risk in going to see an act they might not have heard before the show. In our opinion, curiosity is a powerful force, which can be used for a lot of good in a world that often feels like it’s operating in ways that distance us from each other, over-simplify nuances for marketing purposes, and effectively make it difficult to experience the pure joy of discovery. With new experiences come new ideas; with new ideas come new understanding; with new understanding comes a deeper sense of empathy for the entire human condition. This festival, then, is dedicated to curiosity. All are welcome!”


Full program available at: http://www.wejazz.fi/2022


We Jazz Festival
In Helsinki 4 Nov to 4 Dec
#wejazz2022
wejazz.fi/2022
Facebook event link

 

Artists (A–Z)


[Ahmed]
Alan Braufman
Alexander Hawkins
Anni Kiviniemi Trio
Avishai Cohen Quartet
Carl Stone
Carl Stone & Jonah Parzen-Johnson
Cortex
David Friedman Generations Trio
Designers
DJ Rui Miguel Abreu
Enemy
FIRE!
Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity
Hunter Diamond & Mike Reed
Jason Nazary
Jazz kiinnostaa
Joachim Florent
Jonah Parzen-Johnson & Berke Can Özcan
Ka Baird
Ka Baird & Chris Williams
Ka Baird & Linda Fredriksson
Ka Baird & Perussastamala
Ka Baird & Sami Pekkola
Kannaste4
Kokko Quartet
Lampen
Linda Fredriksson Juniper
Little North
Marthe Lea Band
Nabil Ayers
Oaagaada
Pat Thomas
Patricia Brennan
Silva Kallionpää Quartet
Teddy Rok: Atonal Drums
Tilo Weber Four Fauns
Tomas Nordmark
Uusi Aika
Verneri Pohjola
We Jazz DJs
Will Guthrie
+ secret gig

 


Venues (A–Z)


Aleksanterin teatteri
GLO Hotel Art
G Livelab
Harju 8
Kalliosali
Korjaamo
Peloton Cycling Eatery
Suvilahti (Mittarikorjaamo, Magito & Tiivistämö)
+ secret venue


Partners:  GLO Hotel Art, Goethe-institut Finnland, Olvi, Music Finland, Sibelius Academy, Radio Helsinki, Pop Media


Support: Taike, City of Helsinki, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, MES, William Thurings stiftelse, Gesellius Fond, Nordisk Kulturfond: Puls


http://www.facebook.com/wejazz


http://www.instagram.com/wejazzhelsinki


http://www.twitter.com/wejazzhelsinki

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at Union Chapel, Islington.

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023

More details

We have received the following press release;


Bassekou Kouyate returns to London

 

Serious Presents
BASSEKOU KOUYATE
Saturday 10 June 2023| LONDON Union Chapel
Bookings and more information: http://www.serious.org.uk/Bassekou

 


Bassekou Kouyate is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa, and is one of Mali’s greatest musicians.

 

He returns to London with his band, Ngoni Ba, which includes ngoni players (featuring ngonis with differing tonal sizes), percussionists (talking drum, Yabara, Calebasse) and the fantastic singer Amy Sacko. Together they have revolutionised the sound of the ngoni, and radically fired centuries of griot tradition into the future. 

 

Bassekou is recognised as both an innovator and a stronghold of traditional Malian music, and has collaborated with the likes of Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, Taj Mahal, and The Kronos Quartet, and has toured with Damon Albarn and Paul Weller. Bassekou’s recent album Miri (‘dream’ in Bamana) topped the World Music Charts Europe and was voted Best Album of the Year by Songlines magazine.

 

‘Defiant, angry new music from Mali, by the world’s greatest exponent of the ngoni, the ancient West African lute’ (The Guardian)

For information on all Serious shows please go to http://www.serious.org.uk

Seven Septets feat. Jas Kayser, Fred Thomas, Kit Downes, Laura Moody a.o. at Milton Court Concert Hall, London.

Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2022

More details

The Barbican has supplied the following information regarding this event;


Seven Septets
Tue 6 Dec 2022, Milton Court Concert Hall, 7.30pm


Tickets £15 – 25 plus booking fee


This special concert date at Milton Court Concert Hall as part of the Barbican’s music programme sees seven unique musical voices in seven specially-created new works. Classical, Jazz and experimental improvisation fuse in a showcase of cutting-edge music from some of today’s most exciting composer-performers on the UK’s music scene. All multi-instrumentalists in their own rights, each takes a turn to lead with a musical concept of their own, while the remainder of the group react to illuminate these ideas with their own semi-improvised accompaniment.


This evening’s line-up includes Jas Kayser, a drummer for major pop artists; multidisciplinary percussionist and artist Angela Wai Nok Hui; ‘boundary-blurring composer and improviser’ (Guardian) Fred Thomas; BBC Jazz Award winner Kit Downes; Héloïse Werner – co-director of 2021 RPS Young Artist Award winners The Hermes Experiment; cellist, vocalist and composer Laura Moody, and composer, cellist and record label founder Colin Alexander.


Produced by the Barbican


On general sale on Fri 8 Apr 2022


https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/seven-septets