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Jazz Gigs & Events

Atmosfear at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London.

Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021

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https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/atmosfear-jazz-cafe-tickets/10560675?pl=JC&mc_cid=e05230ed4e&mc_eid=9a271c495f

Atmosfear


Sat Dec 11 2021
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM


Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway Camden Town
London NW1 7PG

 

We welcome UK jazz-funk pioneers Atmosfear as co-founder and bassist Lester Batchelor leads the return of their experimental intergalactic British Jazz Funk with the brand-new DIOS:2020, an extensive rework of ‘Dancing in Outer Space’.

They’re one of the great bands to have emerged from the ‘Brit-Funk’ scene along with Light of the World, Incognito, Freeez, Lynx, Hi-Tension, Level 42, Central Line, and more. Their timeless 1979 debut single ‘Dancing in Outer Space’ is a certified jazz-funk classic and sits at the pinnacle of the 80s UK underground, becoming a massive global influence with support in the mythic venues of New York and remixes from super producers like Masters at Work and Francois K.

DJ Pete Tong credits the band as an important influence on the UK dance scene and awarded Atmosfear with club track of the year for their Latin jazz funk classic ‘Xtract’. “Motivation” was another massive dance floor hit and was covered by Kenny Dope in 1995 under the title “I Wanna Know”.

 

Line-up:
Lester ‘LB’ Batchelor – Bass, vocoder and vocals
Orphy ‘Vibes’ Robinson – Vibraphone and electronic percussion
Peter Hinds – Keyboards
Antonello Filaccio – Piano and synthesizers
Dee Byrne – Saxophones
Kenny Barry – Guitar and backing vocals
Roy Mistry – Drums
Oscar Martinez – Percussion
Shelley ‘Deeizm’ Debenham – Lead vocals

 

corto.alto at Bush Hall, London W12.

Date: Monday, December 06, 2021

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Bush Hall Presents… corto.alto
Bush Hall
Mon 6 Dec, 7:30 PM


corto.alto is the brain-child of award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and visual artist Liam Shortall. Liam has worked as a trombonist, guitarist & music producer in Glasgow from the age of 16. He currently works with numerous award winning musical groups and projects in the Scotland such as Graham Costello’s STRATA, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Tom McGuire & The Brassholes, AKU! & Fat-Suit.
Liam’s maiden project, corto.alto brings together cross-genre musicians from across the world to explore new and original sounds in the world of Jazz & beyond.


Bush Hall
310 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 7LJ

Erik Truffaz at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London.

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022

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Erik Truffaz


Thu Feb 24 2022
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM


Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway Camden Town
London NW1 7PG

 

Erik Truffaz is seen by many as one of the most famous European trumpeters ever. Having received critical acclaim around the world, his style is compared to that of Miles Davis - full of emotion and fearless with regard to crossing boundaries.

Best known for crossing musical boundaries and incorporating different styles into his music; in the late nineties Truffaz gained cult status with albums The Dawn and Bending New Corners, with an eclectic mix of organic jazz, hip hop and drum ‘n’ bass.

We are delighted to welcome back a Jazz Cafe staple who never fails to deliver with his astonishing live performance.


Line-up:
Erik Truffaz (trumpet, effects)
Marcello Giuliani (bass)
Benoit Corboz (piano/keys)
Artur Hnatek (drums)

Estraven at The Hive Music & Media Centre, Shrewsbury.

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022

Venue

The Hive, Shrewsbury

5 Belmont,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire.
UK

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Estraven
Saturday 15th Jan 2022 £23/£12 U22


Chris Hyde Harrison (double bass)
Duncan Eagles (tenor saxophone)
Albarn Claret (guitar)
Matt Parkinson (drums)

Brigitte Beraha with Xhosa Cole at Legacy Jazz Nights,  Legacy Centre of Excellence, Birmingham.

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021

Featuring: Brigitte Beraha

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brigitte-bereha-legacy-jazz-nights-tickets-197026480507


DEC
16
Brigitte Bereha: Legacy Jazz Nights
by Legacy Jazz Nights hosted by Xhosa Cole


We’re delighted to have the legendary Brigitte Bereha joining Xhosa and the House band this week!


About this event
Brigitte Beraha, improvising vocalist and composer, is one of the leading talents on the UK jazz scene. She has recorded a number of critically acclaimed albums, with the latest a solo album By the Cobbled Path (released October 21 on Let Me Out Records), continuing her explorations into the realms of ambient, electronic music and vocal experimentations. She is increasingly involved in exciting cross-genre projects, such as the recreation of Basil Kirchin’s music as part of Hull City of Culture 2017 or Raising Hell with Henry Purcell led by Ethan Iverson at Kings Place in 2018, cementing her reputation as a truly versatile artist with a huge range of experience and creative scope.


Date and time
Thu, 16 Dec 2021, 19:30 GMT


Location


Legacy Centre of Excellence
144 Potters Lane
Birmingham
B6 4UU

Kevin Figes ‘Wallpaper Music’, album launch event at Fringe Jazz, The Bristol Music Club, Bristol.

Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Featuring: Kevin Figes

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From;
https://fringejazz.com/gig-list/event/13-kevin-figes-wallpaper-music.html


Fringe Jazz presents the Album Launch of KEVIN FIGES ‘WALLPAPER MUSIC’ at The BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB, 76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton. Bristol BS8 1LP on Wednesday 8th December at 7PM. Tickets £16.


Kevin Figes – Flutes, Saxophones
Brigitte Beraha – Voice
Jim Blomfield – Keyboards, Electronics
Ashley John Long –  Bass
Mark Whitlam – Percussion

 

Doors Open 7pm
Performance Starts at 7.30pm

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://fringejazz.com/gig-list.html

‘A mind-expanding feast for the ears’ …. The Guardian


Kevin Figes is a saxophonist, flautist, composer, arranger, musical director, educator, producer and founder of Pig records.  A leading name in the Bristol music scene, he has produced many acclaimed recordings over the years.  An accomplished composer, his latest recording (‘Wallpaper Music’, recorded January 2021) represents a maturity of voice and attitude. The music is a unique amalgamation of a wide range of influences, including rock, free jazz, contemporary classical and folk.  It oscillates throughout between lyrics and melodies and open improvisation. Music pursuing its own way, pushing against the mainstream or any one genre.
The band played the London launch at the Vortex on Friday and tonight’s gig in Bristol is the ‘home town’ launch for the album ‘WALLPAPER MUSIC’ (Pig 11). This will be a very special gig. Don’t miss it.

Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village. Treblerock is open Mon - Sat.

FRINGE JAZZ every Wednesday at 7PM at The BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB, 76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton. Bristol BS8 1LP


Fringe Jazz at The Bristol Music Club is run in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop

London Jazz Orchestra feat. Brigitte Beraha, afternoon event at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London.

Date: Sunday, December 05, 2021

Venue

The Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square,
London N16 8AZ

More details

From the Vortex website;


LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA
SUN 05 DECEMBER 2021, 3PM
Standard £12.50 / Vortex members £10 / Students & UC beneficiaries £8

 

London’s longest jazz residency resumes as the London Jazz Orchestra celebrates its 30th anniversary season!


Singer Brigitte Beraha joins the band for their December gig, also featuring an abundance of soloists including pianist Alcyona Mick, trumpeter Henry Lowther, trombonist Martin Gladdish and saxophonist Martin Speake. Scott Stroman directs.

Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Project live and online at Café CODA, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Date: Thursday, December 02, 2021

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Arun Luthra writes;


Thursday, Dec. 2nd Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Project is appearing in concert at Madison’s very own Café CODA:


Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project
Thursday, Dec. 2nd, 9:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time (U.T.C. -6)
at Café CODA
1224 Williamson St., Madison, WI.
+1 608.298.7831
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LIVESTREAM ON CAFÉ CODA’S YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClnbSI_tR_27HpKmXPN63iA or by becoming a member of Café CODA


Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol
Johannes Wallmann – piano
Nick Moran – bass
Matt Endres – drum set


I hope I’ll see you there or that you’ll tune-in to the livestream!
~Arun


Arun Luthra is a D’Addario Woodwinds artist


Arun Luthra endorses the ReedGeek reed tool

End of Season Concert at Jazz At St Andrews, St. Andrews Church, Hove.

Date: Friday, December 03, 2021

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Friday December 3rd, music from 6pm


End of Season Concert at Jazz At St Andrews.


All star cast of musician who have appeared at the concert series since the summer.


House band of Jason Henson (guitar), Nigel Thomas (bass), Angus Bishop (drums) plus Sara Oschlag (vocals), Chris Coull (trumpet), Andy Panayi (alto sax)


Plus many more musicians… and mince pies and mulled wine!


https://www.wegottickets.com/event/532012


HOVE: St Andrews Church
2AD
Church Road
Brighton and Hove
Hove
BN3 2FN

Jason Henson Band at Jazz At The Thomas Kemp, Kemptown, Brighton.

Date: Thursday, December 02, 2021

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Thursday, 2nd December, music from 8pm


Jazz At The Thomas Kemp, Kemptown.


Jason Henson Band

Maciek Pysz Quartet at Twickenham Jazz Club The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, London.

Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Featuring: Maciek Pysz Quartet

More details

From Maciek Pysz via Facebook;


WEDNESDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2021 AT 19:30
Maciek Pysz Quartet at Twickenham Jazz Club
The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham.

 

Event by Twickenham Jazz Club and Maciek Pysz
The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham
Tickets
http://www.twickenhamjazzclub.com/events
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook


MACIEK PYSZ QUARTET at Twickenham Jazz Club
Tickets £15
Online: https://www.twickenhamjazzclub.com/events
Or at the door


Maciek Pysz – Guitar
Mike Guy - Accordion
Jakub Cywiński – Double Bass
Riccardo Chiaberta – Drums


Originally from Poland but living in the UK since 2003, Maciek Pysz is a guitarist and composer known for his clear lyrical phrasing, his virtuosity, and his imaginative cinematic compositions. To date, he has released three albums as a leader, three as co-leader and has participated on many albums as a sideman. He has worked with musicians such as Richard Galliano, Daniele di Bonaventura, Tim Garland, Ivo Neame, Asaf Sirkis and Yuri Goloubev to name a few. He tours widely in France, Poland and Italy and released his latest solo guitar album “A View” in October 2019 (Caligola Records). The album received praise from critic John Arnett (London Jazz News) “If you find yourself in need of something uplifting and tranquil at the moment - and who doesn’t - this could be the very thing. Highly recommended!”.

His debut album “Insight” (33Jazz) features Yuri Goloubev and Asaf Sirkis, and ECM artist Daniele di Bonaventura appears on his second album, “A Journey.” This album, released on Dot Time Records, received several 4-star reviews, including one from Ian Mann who wrote: “Pysz is a quiet virtuoso who has developed into one of the most distinctive guitarists around”.

In May 2017 he released a duo album London Stories (33Jazz) with guitarist Gianluca Corona which received a 5-star review from Lance Liddle “There won’t be many if any, better guitar albums either side of the Atlantic this year.” *****


Maciek’s latest international quartet line-up features the great Australian accordionist Mike Guy, the highly talented Polish, classically trained, double bass player Jakub Cywinski as well as the wonderful Italian drummer Riccardo Chiaberta. The band will perform music from all of Maciek’s albums to date as well as brand new compositions.


– Strona: http://www.maciekpysz.com


– Facebook: http://facebook.com/maciekpysz


– Twitter: http://twitter.com/maciekpysz


– Instagram: http://instagram.com/maciekpysz


– Video: https://youtu.be/lXslzBLxr5g, https://youtu.be/M28HsRy-y1E, https://youtu.be/pTz63Rl56Tw


– Audio: https://soundcloud.com/maciekpysz/those-days , https://soundcloud.com/.../maciek-pysz-a-journey-new…

Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2022, Glynde Place, East Sussex.

Dates: Friday, July 01, 2022 - Sunday, July 03, 2022

Featuring: Various Artists

More details

We have received the following press release dated 24/11/2021.


Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2022 // Charles Lloyd feat Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz, Gary Bartz & Maisha, Mulatu Astatke, Erykah Badu, Tom Misch, Julian Lage, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Ezra Collective, Emma-Jean Thackray, Matthew Halsall, Nala Sinephro.


Additional Names Added To Line-Up For Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2022


Charles Lloyd feat Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz, Gary Bartz & Maisha, Mulatu Astatke, Erykah Badu, Tom Misch, Julian Lage, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Ezra Collective, Emma-Jean Thackray, Matthew Halsall, Nala Sinephro and many more on line-up for Europe’s biggest greenfield jazz festival

July 1st – 3rd 2022

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival has added a host of star acts to the line-up for next summer’s event, which returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from July 1st – 3rd 2022.


Amongst the names confirmed so far for the expansive 2022 line-up are Blue Note guitarist Julian Lage, the father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke and master US saxophonists Charles Lloyd, Gary Bartz and Rudresh Mahanthappa. Lloyd makes his debut at the festival with a band featuring guitarists Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz, Bartz will be teaming up with London six-piece Maisha to perform music from their acclaimed Night Dreamer Direct To Disc sessions, and Mahanthappa brings his incendiary fusion of western and Indian traditions.


A heavyweight line-up of acts from the UK’s thriving contemporary jazz, R&B and soul scene will include Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas, Ezra Collective, Franc Moody, The Brand New Heavies, Emma-Jean Thackray, Matthew Halsall, Nala Sinephro and Sarathy Korwar.


Alongside previously announced Saturday night headliner Erykah Badu are multi-million-selling female R&B group TLC, US soul queen Candi Staton and disco legends Sister Sledge.


More artists will be announced in due course including DJs, afterparties and cabaret.


Additional offerings at the festival will include a wellness and yoga area, secret swimming, organized hill walks across the South Downs, a host of activities aimed at children, the return of the long-table-style banqueting restaurant Lazy Bird Kitchen, the Supremium VIP area, which will offer a range of premium benefits plus the opportunity to watch exclusive artist performances, and the Jazz Lounge, which will present a range of artist interviews, talks, panel discussions and film screenings. The festival will also see the return of an expanded Bands & Voices area, which presents cabaret, spoken word and swing dance lessons, and nestled away in the woods the Blue In Green area presents live music and DJs late into the night.


Love Supreme 2022 full line-up to date:


Erykah Badu - UK Exclusive Performance


TLC


Tom Misch


Lianne La Havas


Ezra Collective


Sister Sledge


Charles Lloyd feat. Bill Frisell


Candi Staton


Mulatu Astatke


The Brand New Heavies


Franc Moody


Gary Bartz & Maisha


Matthew Halsall


Emma-Jean Thackray


Julian Lage


Nala Sinephro


MF Robots


Sarathy Korwar


Isaiah Sharkey


Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio


Soccer96


Bel Cobain


Georgia Cecile


Fergus McCreadie


Mamas Gun


Joe Stilgoe & The Entertainers


Michael Janisch


Ife Ogunjobi


Rob Luft


Graham Costello’s STRATA


Corto.alto


Matt Carmichael


Archipelago


Additional names will be announced in due course.


Tickets start at £63 and are available from http://www.lovesupremefestival.com

Rachael Cohen Trio, late show at Downstairs at The Vortex, Dalston, London.

Date: Friday, December 03, 2021

Featuring: Rachael Cohen Trio

Venue

The Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square,
London N16 8AZ

More details

From the Vortex website;


RACHAEL COHEN TRIO
FRI 03 DECEMBER 2021, 11PM
£7 (£3.50 members)

 

Rachael Cohen brings her international trio (with Joe Downard on bass and Jason Brown on drums) to start a new series of regular dates as part of our RAUCOUS LATES.


Expect imagination and fun in her wild reinterpretations of her jazz standards, while you can sup one of our cocktails.


Book in advance or pay on the door.

Nishla Smith, two shows at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London.

Date: Thursday, December 02, 2021

Venue

The Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square,
London N16 8AZ

More details

From the Vortex website;


NISHLA SMITH
THU 02 DECEMBER 2021

LINE-UP:
Nishla Smith – Banjo, Singer
Aaron Wood – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Richard Jones – Piano
Joshua Cavanagh-Brieley – Double bass
Johnny Hunter – Drum kit

ABOUT

Nishla is a singer and songwriter who defies easy categorisation: her live sets include a breathtaking variety of material, from celebrated originals to dark jazz standards and devastating ballads. Her often dreamy and melancholic aura is offset by an energetic and imaginative band of Manchester’s finest young contemporary improvisers. Tonight, she’ll play music from her debut album, ‘Friends With Monsters’, released last month on Whirlwind Recordings.


Formed out of a residency at Sage Gateshead, the Nishla Smith Quintet have recently performed at the Manchester and Lancaster Jazz Festivals, NQ Jazz, and Ronnie Scott’s, and are currently part of Jazz North’s Northern Line artist roster.


Outside of her work with the quintet, Nishla is a prolific composer and collaborator. She’s made work for Opera North, Lancaster Jazz Festival and Manchester Collective, and is currently working on new music for East Neuk Festival and Manchester Jazz Festival. Nishla is a City Music Foundation artist.


The Nishla Smith Quintet is a Jazz North Northern Line ambassador ensemble supported by Jazz North using public funding from Arts Council England.


“Nishla Smith’s original ballads sound like standards from the American Songbook … maudlin moments shoulder ecstatic reveries…” London Jazz News


Time: 7 - 8.30PM
£12.50 standard / £6.25 for members / Students & UC beneficiaries £5


Time: 9 - 10.30PM
£12.50 standard / £6.25 for members / Students & UC beneficiaries £5


 

The Three Simons at Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames.

Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021

More details

From Terence Collie via Facebook;

SUNDAY, 19 DECEMBER 2021 AT 19:45
The Three Simons - RAJ Christmas Special
Riverside Arts Centre

 


Event by Mood Indigo Events, Nick Lenner-Webster and 2 others
Riverside Arts Centre
Tickets
http://www.moodindigoevents.co.uk/calendar.html
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook


The Three Simons
You’ve heard of the famous “Three Tenors”, well we thought we’d flip that again and do a concert with three tenor sax players all called Simon!
With complimentary mince pies and mulled wine, what better way to end the year at Riverside and get into the festive spirit!


Simons Allen, Bates and Spillett - Tenor Sax
Terence Collie - Piano
Nick Lenner-Webster - Double Bass
Ted Carrasco - Drums


For tickets and more information: http://www.moodindigoevents.co.uk


This is an “in-person” concert and available as a Youtube livestream.

Wild Card feat. Corina Kwami and Jelly Cleaver Quintet at The Jazz Sanctuary, Winchester Hall, The Turks Head, Twickenham.

Date: Thursday, December 09, 2021

Featuring: Wild Card

More details

From Facebook;


THURSDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2021 AT 19:45
WILD CARD at JAZZ SANCTUARY
The Jazz Sanctuary

 

Event by Wild Card
The Jazz Sanctuary
Tickets · £19.99
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wild-card-feat-corina-kwami-and-jelly-cleaver-tickets-208197864417
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook


WILD CARD are making their debut at JAZZ SANCTUARY.
They will play straight after the Jelly Cleaver quintet.


Line up:
Sophie Alloway: Drums
Andrew Noble: Hammond Organ
Clement Regert: Guitars
US Vocal guest: Corina Kwami.


You can expect to hear their famous mix afro/Samba, hard bop and raw funk numbers including some of their recent releases recorded with marcus Strickland, Maurice Brown, Binker Golding Dennis Rollins, Imaani, Leo Richardson or Charlie Porter.

Tenderlonious presents 22a - Showcase feat. Ruby Rushton, Nick Walters Quintet a.o. at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London.

Date: Friday, December 03, 2021

More details

From https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/tenderlonious-presents-22a-jazz-cafe-tickets/11334725?pl=JC&mc_cid=e05230ed4e&mc_eid=9a271c495f


Tenderlonious presents 22a - Showcase

 

Fri Dec 3 2021
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM


Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway Camden Town
London NW1 7PG

 

Lineup:


Ruby Rushton (Live)
Nick Walters Quintet (Live)
Vandorta (DJ)
Dennis Ayler (DJ)

Tenderlonious gathers the finest artists from his much-celebrated 22a roster for an end of year, Friday night celebration at The Jazz Cafe.

The 22a stable has been pivotal in shaping the rich sound of London’s improvisational music scene through releases from Tenderlonious’ own band Ruby Rushton plus the likes of Henry Wu, Mo Kolours, Al Dobson Jr and Neue Grafik.

 

Never afraid to push boundaries or shy away from an ambitious collaborative project, 22a represents everything that is brave and exciting about the current crop of young, British, jazz-influenced talent.

Ruby Rushton have been at the forefront of the UK jazz scene since the release of their debut album ‘Two For Joy’ back in 2015, an album credited with introducing a new generation to jazz music in the U.K.

Nick Walters is arguably one of the most sought after and respected musicians in the UK Jazz scene. Expect another vast exploration of genres, cultures and moods, paying homage to the jazz greats, whilst always giving musicians freedom and room for expression.

Sounds of the Universe DJ Vandorta and 22a roster staple Dennis Ayler will be spinning tunes all night between acts.


TENDERLONIOUS’ latest album Still Flute is a consummate representation of his attitude to music.
“Whether it be jazz fusion with his band Ruby Rushton, Hindustani classical with Pakistani quartet Jaubi or deep house, electro funk and ambient electronica in his solo studio productions, Tenderlonious has proven himself to be one of the most versatile and uninhibited artists in music today, blending genres and multi-instrumentation with style and ease”

Big Band Scholarship Fundraiser Dance Gala with Amanda Carr, live and online at Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.

Date: Friday, December 03, 2021

More details

We have received the following press release regarding this event;


This year each concert will have both a limited in-person audience as well as a livestream component.


Big Band Scholarship Fundraiser Dance Gala with Amanda Carr
Friday, December 3, 2021


VJC pays homage to the big band era this season, uniting our in-house big band with critically acclaimed singer Amanda Carr. Carr became acquainted with the Great American Songbook through her parents who were both professional big band musicians in the Boston area. Carr has recorded in the U.S. and abroad, including Australia, England and Italy where she appeared as a headline artist at EuroJazz Festival. Twice a feature story by respected writer/author Nat Hentoff in The Wall Street Journal, Carr was hailed by him as “…a true jazz singer in a time of wannabes”. Ms. Carr has appeared as guest vocalist with the Boston Pops, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, the Harry James Band and the Glenn Miller Orchestra to name a few. The VJC Big Band is led by musical director Rob Freeberg. This year the big band celebrates 18 years of performances thanks in great part to band manager Sherm Fox’s continued persistence and organizational efforts. Dance the night away and savor the sounds of the swinging past!


You may purchase in-person tickets and/or donate to the livestream via our website .


Please give generously and support live music.


http://www.vtjazz.org


VERMONT JAZZ CENTER
72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222
Brattleboro, VT 05301


802.254.9088


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Will Killeen at The Queens Head Inn, Monmouth.

Date: Sunday, December 05, 2021

Venue

Queens Head Inn, Monmouth

1 St. James Street,
Monmouth.
NP25 3DL

More details

Lyndon Owen writes;


Gigs at the Queens Head Monmouth
All gigs start at 8.30.
Free admission but a voluntary collection is taken which goes directly to the band

 

Sunday 5th December
Will Killeen “The King of slide guitar”
The unique guitar playing of Will Killeen kicks off December. Some say “beyond definition”; we say “slide blues with generous amounts of Irish airs, Ragas and the occasional Hopi Indian motif”. A serious accomplishment and a feast for the ears.
Always welcome and one of the nicest guys in the business.

Liane Carroll and Brian Kellock at Seven Arts, Leeds.

Date: Thursday, December 02, 2021

More details

We have received the following press release regarding this event;


Liane Carroll and Brian Kellock back together again – in Leeds!


Liane Carroll, one of the most treasured and distinctive song-stylists in the UK, is coming to Seven Arts Leeds on 2nd December for one night to perform with top
Scottish jazz pianist Brian Kellock. The first show has sold out and due to popular demand, a second show has been added, starting at 8:45pm. We have limited
availability so please book ahead through our ticketsource where able:
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/liane-carroll-and-brian-kellock-later-performance/e-zrvmkv


Liane Carroll is the recipient of repeated 4* reviews by The Guardian and The Observer for her five albums since 2009, as well as numerous nationwide awards for
Best Vocalist from the likes of the BBC and the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.


With Brian Kellock, this is a match made in heaven. He has played with jazz artists like Sheila Jordan, Herb Geller and Art Farmer.


The pair will weave delicate melodies and harmonies as they know best to a limited audience in the heart of Chapel Allerton.
Expect something special.


Supporting Liane and Brian is the Amy Clark band (on at 6:30-7:00pm for anyone who has booked for the first show). A recent graduate of Leeds Conservatoire, Amy
is paving a unique path through jazz vocals - with a sophisticated mastery of lyrics and improvisation. Amy is joined by fellow graduates - this will be a real treat for those of you who like to be able to say “I saw them first!”


 Liane Carroll and Brian Kellock @Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD
 Thursday 2 Dec: Two houses- doors open 6.15pm and 8.45pm
 Tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/liane-carroll-and-brian- kellock-later-performance/e-zrvmkv


Contact Steve Crocker JazzLeeds organiser .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 07544 352594


This event is run by JazzLeeds, a Leeds based charity promoting jazz music and musicians, and aiding an effort to bring communities together through a shared love
of the arts. http://www.jazzleeds.org.uk

Tony Kofi Quintet – ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’, two shows at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London.

Date: Friday, December 10, 2021

Featuring: Tony Kofi

Venue

The Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square,
London N16 8AZ

More details

From Facebook;


FRIDAY, 10 DECEMBER 2021
Tony Kofi Quintet – ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ (2 shows)
Vortex Jazz Club

 

Event by The Vortex Jazz Club
Vortex Jazz Club
Tickets
http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/events/2021-12-10
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook


LINE-UP
Tony Kofi – saxophone
Andy Davies – trumpet
Alex Webb – piano
Andrew Cleyndert – bass
Alfonso Vitale – drums


1ST SET
Doors 7pm - 8.30pm

 

Chesterfield Jazz Club Christmas Spectacular! at Chesterfield Jazz Club, Olde House, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021

More details

Wendy Kirkland writes;

In the pipeline is our Christmas Spectacular which will take place at 8pm on Thursday 23rd December. Following the excellent sold out relaunch concert featuring Chris Hodgkins’ 10 piece band on 18th November, we anticipate a large crowd for this one, and we’ll be revealing the name of our very special guest in the next few days, but rest assured it will be very special.


From;
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wendykirkland/chesterfield-jazz-club-christmas-spectacular/e-maqjxa


Chesterfield Jazz Club - by Wendy Kirkland Events ›Chesterfield Jazz Club Christmas Spectacular!
Chesterfield Jazz Club Christmas Spectacular!
Olde House Chesterfield, Chesterfield, S40 4RN
Thu 23rd December 2021


Chesterfield Jazz returns with a Christmas Spectacular…guest to be announced very soon!


Chesterfield Jazz Club Christmas Spectacular!
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 23 Dec 2021, 8:00PM

Celtic Connections Festival, various venues, Glasgow.

Dates: Thursday, January 20, 2022 - Sunday, February 06, 2022

Featuring: Various Artists

More details

For details please visit the Festival website; https://www.celticconnections.com/


We have received the following press regarding the jazz content of the Festival;


Young Scottish jazz stars set for Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival


Leading young Scottish musicians, pianist Fergus McCreadie and saxophonists Matt Carmichael and Norman Willmore are among the jazz element in Glasgow’s annual winter music festival, Celtic Connections, which runs from 20th January to 6th February and features a solo set by internationally regarded guitarist Martin Taylor.


McCreadie, Carmichael and Willmore all released acclaimed albums during 2021, reaching radio audiences internationally with their jazz styles influenced by Scottish traditional music and in Willmore’s case, his native Shetland and American folk music.


McCreadie’s Cairn, the follow-up to his award-winning debut, Turas, received five stars from Mojo magazine and four stars from Jazzwise as well being “longlisted” (top 20 from over 300 entries) for the cross-genre Scottish Album of the Year Award.


Carmichael’s first album, Where Will the River Flow, also reached the SAY Award longlist and received five stars from BBC Music Magazine while Willmore’s Alive & Well at The Muckle Roe Hall attracted attention for a sound reminiscent of Old and New Dreams. Carmichael, who followed McCreadie in graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland jazz course this summer, also won all three of the awards presented at the end of the academic year at the RCS – for composition, arranging and improvisation – the first student to scoop all three awards.


Willmore’s quintet features in Schenectady Calling at the Old Fruitmarket on 23rd January, a concert including Martin Taylor and singer-violinist-radio presenter Seonaid Aitken in tribute to the late Shetland guitarist Peerie Willie Johnson. Johnson developed his own distinctive swinging style through listening to Eddie Lang and Django Reinhardt being broadcast from Schenectady in New York on his home-built shortwave radio.


Carmichael’s quintet appears at the Mackintosh Church on Saturday January 29. McCreadie’s trio appears at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s New Auditorium on Sunday, January 30 and singer Debra Salem brings her In a Sma Room project, with pianist Paul Harrison, guitarist Kevin Mackenzie and violinist Patsy Reid, to the Strathclyde Suite on 2nd February.

Kevin Figes ‘Wallpaper Music’ album launch, two shows at the Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London.

Date: Friday, December 03, 2021

Featuring: Kevin Figes Quartet

Venue

The Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square,
London N16 8AZ

More details

From Kevin Figes via Facebook;


Event by Kevin Figes and Janinka Diverio
Vortex Jazz Club
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook


Very pleased to announce that my latest recording ‘Wallpaper Music’ will be launched with two shows (7pm, 9pm) at the Vortex on 3rd December. With Brigitte Beraha, Jim Blomfield, Ashley John Long, Mark Whitlam.


https://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/.../kevin-figes-wallpaper…/


https://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/.../kevin-figes-wallpaper…/

The Ten Bells Rag Band Presents: Crescent City Christmas Special at Le Quecumbar, Battersea, London.

Date: Monday, December 20, 2021

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We have received the following information regarding this event;


Monday 20th December


The Ten Bells Rag Band Presents: Crescent City Christmas Special at Le Quecumbar!

 

Deck the halls with horns-a-plenty! We are delighted to present a holly, jolly NOLA Christmas special with the fantastic Ten Bells Rag Band. Prepare to kick the festive season off with a night of toe-tapping jazzed-up Christmas tunes and New Orleans classics! Hailing from east London the Ten Bells Rag Band play hard swinging traditional jazz rooted in the streets of NOLA. This is horn heavy vintage jazz played with a groove that swing dancers love and a freshness that excites, according to The Syncopated Times. New Orleans jazz from the soul of Frenchman Street… via the Mile End Road. OPENS 6pm MUSIC 8pm - 11pm


Le QuecumBar & Brasserie, 42-44 Battersea High Street, London, SW11 3HX


tel: 02077872227


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


http://www.quecumbar.co.uk

J4Tet at The Bull’s Head, Barnes, London.

Date: Thursday, December 02, 2021

Venue

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

The Bull’s Head
373 Lonsdale Road,
Barnes,
London SW13 9PY

More details

From; https://tickets.thebullsheadbarnes.com/events/2021-12-02-j4tet-bulls-head-barnes


Thu, Dec 2, 2021
8:00 PM


£11 ADV / £13 DOOR
Entry Requirements: Under 18s to be accompanied by an appropriate adult

 

Influenced by George Benson, Herbie Hancock & Larry Carlton, JT4tet sees the reunion of keyboard player Tim Richards and guitarist Jon Taylor who worked together during the nineties. Together they have accompanied US blues artists Mojo Buford, Deitra Farr and British blues queen Dana Gillespie. In addition, Taylor’s pedigree includes appearances with such greats as Champion Jack Dupree, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Harry Beckett, Dick Morrissey, Art Themen and his own band The Bop Brothers. Richards has led many acclaimed bands, including Spirit Level and Great Spirit and was also a member of Otis Grand & The Dance Kings and he has backed US bluesmen Larry Garner and Joe Louis Walker. The band is concluded by the dream team rhythm section of Andres (Andy) Lafone and Peter Miles and you can expect to hear an eclectic mix of originals and choice jazz and blues covers.
“JT4 is a subtle blend of barrelhouse blues, Chicago R&B and jazz. All the guys have impressive musical pedigrees and have earned their reputation by hard work, sweat and dedication!” Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul Magazine


JT4tet - with Jon ‘T-Bone’ Taylor (gtr), Tim Richards (keys), Andy Lafone (bass), Pete Miles (drums).

Heads South at Guildford Jazz, Guildford Cricket Pavillion, Woodbridge Rd, Guildford, Surrey.

Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Featuring: Heads South

More details

We have received the following information regarding this event;


LATIN JAZZ SALSA WITH HEADS SOUTH
At the Guildford Cricket Pavillion, Woodbridge Rd, Guildford GU1 4RP
Date : Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 8pm
Heads South plays superb Latin Jazz combining Cuban and other Latin rhythms with distinctive melodies in an exhilarating repertoire of original and classic tunes. The Band is led by John Harriman on piano/organ and features top UK trumpeter Steve Waterman, Venezuelan bassist Adolfredo Pulido, Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan on congas, bongos, cajon, guiro and Buster Birch on drums, timbale, castanets, frame drum.
Heads South has released two albums to critical acclaim and was winner from more than 75 bands nationwide of the UK Jazz Services National Touring Forum award.
Think Buena Vista Social Club in a smaller package, add the excitement of Jazz, tuneful melody, and imbibe the warmth of a Latin evening, grooving into the night…
“A refreshing cultural mix of players with outstanding jazz credentials.. Cuban rhythms dominate, rocking syncopated percussion…well worth seeing” The Gig Guide
“Spare, crisp, invigorating Latin jazz…Waterman’s mastery of this idiom suits Harriman’s deceptively simple compositions to perfection’ The Observer
“Impeccable musicianship” The Times
https://guildfordjazz.org.uk/whats-on/howzat/#More

 

 

Polly Gibbons at Guildford Jazz,  St John’s Church, St. John’s Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021

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We have received the following information regarding this event;


POLLY GIBBONS
At St John’s Church, St. John’s Street,Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3EJ
Date : Thursday 16th December 2021 at 8.00pm
Polly Gibbons is a growing presence in the UK Jazz scene. She has already been nominated twice as “Best Jazz Vocalist” by JAZZ FM and the BBC. Fully embracing the inspiring expansiveness of American Jazz, Blues, Soul and R&B, her career as a vocalist, composer and live performer is influenced by these genres.
But Polly is hesitant to define her music as strictly Jazz; her eclectic repertoire and the ease and style with which she performs it, have led her to appear at a variety of music festivals and venues: from the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London opening for George Benson and Gladys Knight, or for Bozz Scaggs at the famous Montreal Jazz Festival.
Equally, her fans might find her performing a weekly residency with her band at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in NYC, Ronnie Scott’s in London or at the funky new venue Rudy’s down in Nashville. Her music and her voice have a broad appeal to music lovers – and her ongoing touring over the last few years in the USA has garnered her many new fans.
With James Pearson – piano, George Double – drums and Marianne Windham – bass
https://guildfordjazz.org.uk/whats-on/christmas-concert/

Monmouth Big Band with guest soloist Dan Newberry at The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth.

Date: Friday, January 21, 2022

More details

From the Savoy Theatre website;
https://monmouth-savoy.co.uk/theatre/

Monmouth Big Band
Monmouth’s own Big Band are back with a scintillating concert of newly commissioned pieces from conductor Gareth Roberts and all time big band classics. Special guest is saxophonist Dan Newberry who will make sure Monmouth meets New Orleans!


Note: Covid Passes will be necessary to access this show


Show Date & Time:
• Friday - January 21, 2022 - 8:00 pm
Ticket Information:
£10 and £8 (concessions)
https://monmouth-savoy.ticketsolve.com/shows/873629026

 


The Savoy Theatre
Church Street
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3BU


For the box office:
Please call 01600 772467

Binker Golding Quartet at Off The Rails Jazz Club, Richmond, London.

Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021

Featuring: Binker Golding

More details

From http://www.offtherailscub.com


Sunday 12 December, 8.00 pm
Binker Golding Quartet


Saxophonist supreme Binker Golding is also an accomplished composer. He is best known for his work with Moses Boyd in Binker and Moses, as well as with Elliot Galvin, Zara McFarlane and his own quartet. His most recent album ‘Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers’ features Joe Armon-Jones, Daniel Kasimir and Sam Jones and has been met with great critical acclaim. It was also nominated for Album of the Year in the Jazz FM awards. He was named jazz instrumentalist of the year in the 2020 Jazz FM awards. Tonight his band consists of Sarah Tandy (piano), Dan Casimir (bass and Sam Jones (drums).

 

Booking https://www.wegottickets.com/event/521235

 

Off The Rails Club
1 KEW ROAD, RICHMOND TW9 2NQ

Loz Speyer’s Timeline at Karamel, Wood Green, London N22.

Date: Thursday, December 09, 2021

Featuring: Timeline

More details

From Loz Speyer via Facebook;


THURSDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2021 FROM 20:00-22:30
Loz Speyer’s Time Zone @Karamel
Karamel London N22

 


Event by Karamel London N22 and Loz Speyer
Karamel London N22
Tickets
http://www.musicglue.com/karamel/events/2021-12-09-time-zone-karamel
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook


Loz Speyer’s TIME ZONE celebrates their return to *live* touring with a night at Karamel! – picking up from the tour they began two years before with new album “Clave Sin Embargo” (2019, Spherical Records).


“You would be hard-pressed to find music so vibrant and viscerally energetic than the eight pieces on Clave Sin Embargo.” - Raul de Goma, Latin Jazz Network (Canada)


Speyer’s music for Time Zone grew out of the experience of living between the far flung worlds of London and Santiago de Cuba. From studying and performing with local musicians and delving into the roots of Cuban music, sounds and rhythms from that tradition began to reappear transformed, in his own compositions for Time Zone. Played by a group of great musicians with an ear in both Cuban and Jazz languages, the music of Time Zone really takes the audience on a journey of the heart.


LOZ SPEYER’S TIME ZONE
Loz Speyer - trumpet, flugelhorn
Martin Hathaway - alto sax, bass clarinet
Phil Dawson – guitar
Dave Manington - double bass
Gaspar Sena – drums
Maurizio Ravalico – congas


“An ensemble led by a trumpeter/composer who has absorbed the essence of Cuban music and distilled it quite cunningly into an improvisatory context, with no compromise to either culture.” - Kevin Legendre, Echoes Music Magazine


“A fresh perspective on that heritage by way of his London-based ensemble’s taste for raw punky downtown improv via New York, all the way through to free-jazz elements. But the music’s convivial dance sensibility sourced from son, batá and salsa is always apparent… Cohesive and engaging.” - Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise


https://spherical-records.bandcamp.com/.../clave-sin-embargo


https://www.lozspeyer.com/timezone

Elaine Delmar at Loughton Methodist Church, Loughton, Essex.

Date: Saturday, April 09, 2022

More details

From the National Jazz Archive;


Elaine Delmar to play on 9 April – save the date!
We are delighted to announce that the wonderful vocalist Elaine Delmar will be playing a fundraising concert for the National Jazz Archive on Saturday 9 April. The event will be at our usual venue, Loughton Methodist Church, close to the Archive’s home.


http://www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk

Groove Razors at Jazz Cafe POSK,  Polish Social & Cultural Association, Hammersmith, London.

Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021

More details

From Facebook;


SATURDAY, 18 DECEMBER 2021 AT 20:30
GROOVE RAZORS @ JAZZ CAFE POSK
Polish Social & Cultural Association

 

Event by Groove Razors Band, Tomasz Furmanek and Tomasz Zyrmont
Polish Social & Cultural Association
Tickets · £10
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/groove-razors-at-jazz-cafe-posk-tickets-213513102437
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook


Jazz Cafe POSK is re-opening and the Groove Razors’ concert will be the first live and long-awaited by audience event on the club’s stage.


Groove Razors are a London based jazz fusion quintet founded in 2009 by Tomasz Zyrmont and Laurie Lowe. Since its inception the band has developed a spontaneous interplay and energy. The band features some of the finest musicians from the UK scene, and has aIracted positive interest from many radio stations and promoters.
Groove Razors performed at the London Jazz Festival, Jazz FM’s Discovery Show, Yamaha Music Live, East European Jazz Festival, Soho Jazz Jam 2018 and performed in many prestgious music clubs in UK and Poland. Their two original albums showcase all compositions by Tomasz Zyrmont. Groove Razors’ music has been broadcast on many European radio stations.


Line-up:
Tomasz Zyrmont – piano, synth
Alan Short – alto sax, flute
Nik Svarc – guitar
Chris Webb – bass
Laurie Lowe – drums


http://www.grooverazors.com


At Jazz Cafe POSK, the quintet will present the listener with a vibrant journey through their experiences and emotions embodied in harmony and groove. They will perform the material from the newest SpaceAme album. Band’s fans can also expect some astonishing Polish jazz standard and Christmas music surprise.


Saturday 18th December 2021. Bar 7:30pm, Music 8:30pm,
Tickets £10 (available on the door and Eventbrite).
Reservations: 07583969014.


https://www.eventbrite.com/.../groove-razors-at-jazz-cafe...

 

Polish Social and Cultural Association POSK
238-246 King Street
London
W6 0RF

 

Dale Storr - The Sound of New Orleans at Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Calstock, Cornwall.

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022

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We have received the following information regarding this event;


Dale Storr - The Sound of New Orleans at Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Calstock, Cornwall


Date: Saturday 26th February 2022


Described by Jazz Journal magazine as the “piano man’s piano man”, Dale Storr’s musical journey has brought him recognition as one of the UK’s leading exponents of New Orleans piano.

 


Dale makes a return visit to Calstock Arts, after a fabulous gig in 2016. Since then he has toured the world wowing audiences with his intoxicating piano mastery and vocals, as well as sharing his encyclopaedic knowledge of the crescent city. He draws in the audience with the rich history behind the music telling the often risqué stories of his much-loved piano heroes.

 

He has reached the finals of the British Blues Awards seven years in succession. Get ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride of the music and tales of the great New Orleans piano players.

 

“A very, very fine piano player indeed” ~ Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2

 

https://calstockarts.org/

 

Calstock Arts,
The Old Chapel,
Sand Lane,
Calstock
PL18 9QX

 

Telephone:
01822 833183

 

Buxton International Festival, various venues, Buxton, Derbyshire.

Dates: Thursday, July 07, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022

Featuring: Various Artists

More details

November 2021; We have received the following press release;


Buxton International Festival (BIF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Hughes as the Festival’s new Jazz Director. Neil joins the creative team for BIF 2022 (7-24 July) with immediate effect.


Commenting, Neil says:
“I am delighted to bring my twenty years Jazz experience to Buxton. The talent we have booked for the festival highlights the strength in depth of UK artists. We
will cover all genres from Basie to Bowie over seventeen wonderful concerts.”


Michael Williams, Buxton’s CEO adds:
“This is a really exciting development for BIF and Neil has pulled a mighty programme together for 2022 with some of jazz’s leading lights. Developing the Festival’s jazz programme is an obvious step for BIF and we look forward to broadening our audience next summer.”


Highlights include:
Gwilym Simcock and Mike Walker will perform a special BIF programme with their award-winning band, The Impossible Gentlemen;
Ian Shaw and Guy Barker will launch a new project, City to City;
BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM star, Clare Teal will appear in a brand-new show with her sextet;
AMC Gospel Choir will perform with a full band plus six singers, all of whom have appeared with Hacienda Classical; 
BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018, Xhosa Cole.

FESTIVAL TIMELINE
Booking for the Jazz Weekend will open in December 2021. The full Festival programme and festival brochure will be issued in March, with Priority Booking from 1 March 2022 and Public Booking from 29 March 2022.


For further information visit: http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

Scottish Jazz Weekend at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh.

Dates: Friday, December 10, 2021 - Sunday, December 12, 2021

Featuring: Various Artists

More details

We have received the following media release;

Scottish Jazz Weekend 2021


This December, Edinburgh jazz & Blues Festival (EJBF) present the Scottish Jazz Weekend – a weekend of the cream of Scottish jazz performing live and online at Assembly Roxy.


Scottish Jazz Weekend presents a programme that runs from the early days of jazz in New Orleans to modern jazz and music created in recent months. With seven concerts running from 10 -12 December 2021, the Scottish Jazz Weekend is just one of the events EJBF runs outwith the main festival in July, thanks to funding from PLaCE.

Kicking off the weekend is a project EJBF is very proud to be involved in. Criss Cross Europe brings together the hottest young European jazz musicians to form a brand-new band, led by American drummer Jim Black. Flying the flag for Scotland is bass player and leader of Mezcla, David Bowden and Edinburgh is the final leg of the European tour.


For lovers of traditional jazz, vivacious singer Ali Affleck and her band create the perfect balance of hot early jazz and feisty pre-war blues as they take a musical jaunt through the heat of the southern states with a little New York ‘tin pan alley’ thrown in for good measure.


Scottish jazz heavyweights Colin Steele and Martin Kershaw and their talented band pay tribute to the Adderly brothers with their show Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.


For fans of funk and soul, Aki Remally brings together a stellar band featuring long time collaborators for an unmissable concert.


New talent is at the forefront of planning, with concerts from Nathan Somevi, who recently starred in our Introducing Series, and a concert featuring the results of an Open Call held by EJBF to uncover hidden emerging talent.


There’s a world premiere from Joe Williamson and his brand-new quartet. Known for his work with Animal society and Strata, Williamson brings new music with his new band featuring Alan Benzie on piano, Brodie Jarvie on bass and Stephen Henderson on drums.


Audiences can attend in person but they can also buy a Digital Weekend Pass for £10 that gives access to online streams of all concerts with the exception of Criss Cross.

The Weekend is supported by The Place programme funded by the Scottish Government and The City of Edinburgh Council


Tickets are available at http://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com/whats-on

Social Media


Twitter @edinburghjazz


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


Instagram       @edinburgh_jazz


Hashtag       #SJW21

Alfa Mist at Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London.

Date: Saturday, December 04, 2021

Venue

Barbican Centre

Silk Street,
London.
EC2Y 8DS

More details

We have received the following information regarding this event;


Alfa Mist
Sat 4 Dec 2021, Barbican Hall, 8pm
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee
East London producer, pianist, bandleader and one of the key players in the UK’s young and vibrant jazz reformation scene, Alfa Mist makes his Barbican debut this December alongside his band. He will be presenting new material from his fourth solo album Bring Backs, which reveals a detailed exploration of his upbringing in musical form.
Produced by the Barbican

Al Scott Trio, early evening event at The Lewes Road Inn, Brighton.

Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021

Featuring: The Al Scott Trio

More details

From Facebook;


SUNDAY, 12 DECEMBER 2021 FROM 17:00-19:30
Sunday Jazz with the Al Scott Trio
The Lewes Road Inn, 158 Lewes Road, Brighton


Event by The Lewes Road Inn and Al Scott Trio
The Lewes Road Inn
Duration: 2 hr 30 min
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook

 

Join us every 2nd Sunday of the Month for Live Jazz from the Al Scott Trio
http://www.facebook.com/AlScottTrio


Book in for a roast and stay for the music. Jazz starts from 5pm
Free entry as always x


01273 620855


http://www.thelewesroadinn.co.u

Alex Clarke Quartet at Kenilworth Jazz Club, Kenilworth Rugby club, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

Date: Monday, December 06, 2021

More details

We have received the following information regarding this event;


Kenilworth Jazz Club
presents
Alex Clarke Quartet
December 6th - 8:00pm - tickets £10.00 (limited seating)


Tickets available online: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/529409/

 

Doors open 7:00pm


Kenilworth Rugby Club
Glasshouse Lane,
Kenilworth CV8 2AJ

 


BBC Young jazz Musician of the Year Finalist 2020
British Jazz Awards “Rising Star” 2019


http://www.alexclarkejazz.co.uk

 

Alex is known to be one of the most in-demand and versatile young saxophonist players emerging on the British jazz scene. The Quartet recently played a fine set during the Kenilworth Arts Festival. As well as leading her own projects, Alex works with local bands and house rhythm sections up and down the country, performing alongside notable names such as Roy Williams, Bruce Adams, Enrico Tomasso, Gilad Atzmon, Greg Abate, Dave Newton and Art Themen. Additionally, Alex regularly works with the highly acclaimed jazz, blues and country vocalist/pianist TJ Johnson. As well as small group playing, Alex has worked with a variety of big bands such as the highly-regarded Northern band ‘Swingtime’ and The Paul Barry Big Band.

 

Line Up: Alex Clarke (saxophone), Alex Steele (piano), Paul Jefferies (double bass) & Charlie Stratford (drums)

Adrian Cox Quartet at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho, London.

Date: Saturday, January 08, 2022

Venue

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

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

More details

From Adrian Cox via Facebook;


SATURDAY, 8 JANUARY 2022 AT 18:00
Adrian Cox - Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho
PizzaExpress Live

 

January 8th 2022, Doors 18:00
Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho)
£20.00
Tickets: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/adrian-cox-quartet

 


After a two year absence from touring under his own name, internationally acclaimed jazz clarinettist Adrian Cox is performing on the scene fresh from recording 2 new albums. The first album features long time collaborator Joe Webb as a duo and the second is a very special album that features for the first time Adrian and his band along side a string quartet. Unfortunately, due to back logs in printing vinyl, the albums won’t be available until early 2022, but it won’t be too long a wait. Adrian will be bringing the band from the strings album to Pizza Express this evening featuring Joe Webb (piano) Will Sach (double bass) & Shaney Forbes (drums) to play some of the new music as well as some reworked standards.

Sunday Live Music Sessions: Mississippi Swamp Dogs at Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s, Soho, London.

Date: Sunday, December 05, 2021

Venue

Ronnie Scott’s, London

47 Frith Street
Soho, London
W1D 4HT

More details

From;
https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/7010-sunday-live-music-sessions-mississippi-swamp-dogs?fbclid=IwAR1Bc9jRvZppPI3Pk5eCTzRWGfIoyIZ6rYct9O3-Qni7BhVM5tUfBSngB00


Sunday Live Music Sessions: Mississippi Swamp Dogs
Sunday 5th December 2021

SUNDAY LIVE MUSIC SESSION presents EVERY SUNDAY Upstairs @ Ronnie’s a roster of live music programme featuring bands playing swing to New Orleans funk.
Doors open: 6.30pm   £13.50 + booking fee


Tickets available here:
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/527683

 

A NIGHT IN THE DEEP SOUTH WITH THE MISSISSIPPI SWAMP DOGS
Line-up: JEFF WILLIAMS trombone and vocals; NED BENNETT saxes; PAUL MILLER piano and vocals; DAN REDDING guitar; JONNO LEE drums; WUN CHEN bass guitar

 

Since putting the band together five years ago, Jeff Williams has been delighted at the amazing response to the Swamp Dogs. In this time the band have performed their show in theatres, most of the premier live music venues in London, have worked in Burlesque, Clubs and countless private events, both at home and on the continent. The joyful, infectious mixture of Soul, Jazz, Funk, Blues and Boogie is met with roars of approval wherever and whenever they perform. 


Paul Miller Keyboards and vocals. A vocalist of enormous emotion and joy, Paul Millers talents have taken him all round the world. A stalwart of the London live music scene and composer of film, Alan Partridge fans may recognise him as one half of the Travel Tavern duo!


Dan Redding Guitar. A guitarist and arranger of some repute and a performer of great intensity, Dan is equally at home playing Soul, Jazz, Blues and Rock. Something he gets to do every time he comes out on stage with the band!


Jono Lee A fine drummer with a deft touch, Jono Lee has crossed the world many times over playing some of the largest live venues on the planet. Great news for the band that he is concentrating his efforts more and more back in London and the South East!


Jeff Williams Trombone and Vocals. Like everyone else in the band Jeff has played in just about every musical situation apart from classical! Performing live and entertaining a club audience is his greatest pleasure. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOEvv3mtMpc


http://www.mississippiswampdogs.com/

Nigel Price Organ Trio + 1 at The Hive Music & Media Centre, Shrewsbury.

Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021

Featuring: Nigel Price Organ Quartet

Venue

The Hive, Shrewsbury

5 Belmont,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire.
UK

More details

Nigel Price Organ Trio + 1


Saturday 11th Dec 2021 £23/£12 U22


Nigel Price (guitar)
Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor sax)
Ross Stanley (B3 Hammond Organ)
Joel Barford (drums)

John Ongom Big Band at Loughton Methodist Church, Loughton, Essex.

Date: Friday, January 28, 2022

More details

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


John Ongom Big Band returns to Loughton on 28 January.


The Archive is delighted that the John Ongom Big Band will be playing their third fundraising concert for us in Loughton on Friday 28 January 2022.


The band is a community big band based in Leytonstone, East London, and played two sell-out concerts for the Archive in 2018 and 2019.


Save the date! Keep checking our website for more information. Tickets will be available soon.


http://www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk

Julian Siegel Quartet, two shows at The Vortex Jazz Club, London.

Date: Saturday, December 04, 2021

Featuring: Julian Siegel Quartet

Venue

The Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square,
London N16 8AZ

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From Julian Siegel via Facebook;


SATURDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2021
Julian Siegel Quartet - Vortex Jazz Club
Vortex Jazz Club


JULIAN SIEGEL QUARTET
Vortex Jazz Club
4th December 2021
19.00 and 21.00


LINE-UP
Julian Siegel – Tenor & Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet & Compositions
Liam Noble – Piano
Oli Hayhurst – Double Bass
Gene Calderazzo – Drums


ABOUT
BBC Jazz Award winning Saxophonist and Composer Julian Siegel can be heard tonight alongside some of this generation’s most distinctive voices: inspirational pianist Liam Noble, dynamic drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst dove-tailing perfectly with Siegel and Noble this is unquestionably one of the UK’s most exciting and powerful quartets.


“Expressive direct music…. tightly wound post-bop, pensive improv. and more.” John Fordham ★ ★ ★ ★
The Guardian


“A great quartet with an enthralling agility.” ★ ★ ★ ★ In Music See less

The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet at BelloBar, Dublin, Ireland.

Date: Saturday, December 04, 2021

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From Kevin Brady via Facebook;


SATURDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2021 AT 21:00
The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet - Live in Dublin
€15 · The Bello Bar

 

Event by Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club, Kevin Brady Music and Conall Lee
The Bello Bar
Tickets · €15
via Eventbrite
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook


The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet complete their promotional Tour of Ireland performing at The Bello Bar in Dublin on Saturday December 4th.
Performing music from their critically acclaimed Ubuntu Music release ‘Plan B’.


Featuring:
Kevin Brady - Drums
Bill Carrothers - Fender Rhodes
Seamus Blake - Tenor Saxophone
Dave Redmond - Fender Bass


Tickets available at the door.
or Book tickets online at:
https://www.eventbrite.ie/.../the-kevin-brady-electric...

 

BelloBar
Address: 1 Portobello Harbour, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: +353 87 166 9406

Circuit des Yeux with LCO Soloists at Milton Court Concert Hall, London.

Date: Wednesday, April 06, 2022

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Circuit des Yeux
with LCO Soloists
Wed 6 Apr 2022, Milton Court Concert Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets £18 plus booking fee


Celebrated figure in the Chicago experimental music scene, composer Haley Fohr brings her longstanding project Circuit des Yeux to the Barbican’s music programme in April 2022. She will be presenting material from her upcoming new album -io (out on Matador on 22 Oct 2021), brought to live by soloists from the London Contemporary Orchestra. -io is Fohr’s first Circuit des Yeux album in four years, following 2017’s Reaching for Indigo.


Known for her arresting voice and the transportive moods she grows around it, Haley Fohr’s work strikes a unique balance between the personal and universal. As Circuit des Yeux she creates music that embodies the complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing tenderness and grief, ecstasy and horror, using sounds as representations of the emotional spectrum that we all experience.


Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire
On sale to Barbican patrons and members on Wed 29 Sep 2021
On general sale from Fri 1 Oct 2021


https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/circuit-des-yeux


Milton Court
Silk St,
London
EC2Y 9BH

Darius Brubeck Quartet plays Dave Brubeck’s “Time Out” at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London.

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Featuring: Darius Brubeck Quartet

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From; https://thejazzcafelondon.com/event/dave-brubecks-time-out/?mc_cid=608fe52f19&mc_eid=9a271c495f

DARIUS BRUBECK PLAYS
DAVE BRUBECK’S TIME OUT
Dave Brubeck’s Time Out
GROUND FLOOR STANDING
RESTAURANT TABLES
Tuesday 14th December


A celebration of two significant milestones, presented by Darius Brubeck, the son of the legendary Dave Brubeck: the 62nd Anniversary of Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, and a post-Covid re-launch of Darius Brubeck’s Live in Poland.


In the first set, The Darius Brubeck Quartet will perform the hits from Time Out, the first album of its kind to sell one million copies.


The Quartet will continue with material from Live in Poland, which includes compositions from Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Hugh Masekela and Darius, who retraces his father’s 1958 historical tour of the former Communist country.  The repertoire showcases original material and jazz standards, including the iconic Take Five.


LINE UP:
Darius Brubeck – piano
Dave O’Higgins – sax
Matt Ridley – bass
Wesley Gibbens – drums


LINE UP
Darius Brubeck Quartet
PRICE
Standing: £15
Restaurant: £15-20
DOORS
19:00-22:30


5 Parkway,
Camden, London
NW1 7PG

Simon Spillett Quartet at The Black Horse, Atherstone, Warwickshire.

Date: Saturday, February 05, 2022

Featuring: Simon Spillett

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From Simon Spillett via Facebook;


The Simon Spillett Quartet at The Black Horse, Atherstone


Simon Spillett returns to Atherstone for the third time, this time with a Quartet comprising Rob Barron on piano, Alec Dankworth on bass & Pete Cater on drums.
The band will perform in the marquee behind The Black Horse. Seated tickets on shared tables are strictly limited to 64; if these sell out I may make some standing tickets available. You will be allocated a table & seat number when you order - first come best served.


The Black Horse is located at 156 Long Street, Atherstone CV9 1AE.


Saturday, 5 February 2022 at 19:00 UTC

Transatlantic Hot Club at Insole Court Llandaff, Cardiff.

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022

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From Ben Creighton-Griffiths via Facebook;

SATURDAY, 16 APRIL 2022 FROM 19:30 UTC+01-22:00 UTC+01
Transatlantic Hot Club Live @Insole Court
Insole Court

 

Event by Transatlantic Hot Club
Insole Court
Tickets
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transatlantic-hot-club-live-insole-court-tickets-163171780187
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook


The Transatlantic Hot Club will be performing their annual Cardiff performance in the beautiful Drawing Room of Insole Court. Featuring Adrien Chevalier (New York) on Violin, Ashley John Long (Cardiff) on Double Bass, and Ben Creighton Griffiths (Cardiff) on Harp.


Doors will open to the public at 7:00pm and the music will start at 7:30pm. 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 online and cost £12. Space is strictly limited so ensure you book early to avoid disappointment! Any spare tickets will be available on the door for £14.


At this time we are not expecting to have to make any changes to the event due to Covid 19 precautions but we reserve the right to make any changes necessary to ensure a safe and secure venue for all band and audience members. Please do not attend if you have tested positive for Covid 19 or have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace in the two weeks prior to the concert. We will give you a refund if you are unable to attend because of this.


Insole Court, 55 Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff.

Sons of Kemet at The Roundhouse, Camden, London.

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022

Featuring: Sons Of Kemet

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Sons of Kemet Announce Biggest Headline Show To Date at The Roundhouse

 

The Mercury-nominated quartet have announced their biggest headline show to date, with tickets now on sale.


The Roundhouse, London, February 26th 2022

 

General sale tickets available from Friday 28th May 2021 HERE*
https://www.axs.com/uk/events/403232/sons-of-kemet-tickets?skin=goldenvoiceuk%20%5baxs.com%5d

 

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album Black To The Future, Mercury-nominated quartet Sons of Kemet have announced a gig at The Roundhouse in London on February 26th 2022. Known for their dynamic, high-energy live sets (“Are Sons of Kemet the best live band in the UK right now?” Evening Standard) the 1700-capacity venue will host their biggest headline show to date.


With special guests such as grime emcees D Double E and Kojey Radical and UK poet Joshua Idehen amongst others, Black To The Future is a bigger affair than previous Sons of Kemet records. The dynamic album begins and ends with powerful lyrical and musical statements of rage and frustration, expressed outwardly in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the subsequent BLM protests. The album flows inwards from the start and finish to deeper, inner journeys – looking to forgotten cosmologies and searching for new ways of existing.


GET BLACK TO THE FUTURE HERE https://sonsofkemet.lnk.to/BlackToTheFuture


Shabaka Hutchings says, ‘Black to the Future is a sonic poem for the invocation of power, remembrance and healing. It depicts a movement to redefine and reaffirm what it means to strive for black power.”


“The meaning is not universal, and the cultural context of the listener will shape their understanding,” he continues. “Yet in the end, the overarching message remains the same: For humanity to progress we must consider what it means to be Black to the Future.”

 


The Roundhouse
Chalk Farm Road
London, United Kingdom NW1 8EH

 

Pat Metheny & Side-Eye at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London.

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022

Featuring: Pat Metheny

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PAT METHENY
Side-Eye
Sunday 12 June 2022 | LONDON Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
Tickets available from Thursday 29 April, 10am at http://www.serious.org.uk/metheny


The sheer invention and energy of Pat Metheny’s music continues to shine, always searching for new sounds and ideas whilst retaining the melodic force and free-wheeling, joyous drive that has been his hallmark since he took the jazz world by storm in the 1970s.


His unrivalled catalogue sees great albums on ECM, Elektra, and Nonesuch, and has now signed a deal with BMG/Modern Records, which has seen the release of Road To The Sun this year


‘Pat Metheny’s fascinating odyssey through music continues. He has created a genre he can’t avoid, Metheny music’ (★★★★ Jazzwise)


‘The jazz guitarist’s signature melodies and clean lines are rendered through gentle sonics’ (★★★★ Financial Times)


He’s performed with Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, and David Bowie. Now, he’s thrilled to be bringing his great new band Side-Eye to London in this classic venue he’s packed so many times before that’s synonymous with memorable Pat Metheny live concerts. In this London show, and huge world tour, he is joined onstage by Blue Note artist, pianist and keyboardist James Francies and drummer Joe Dyson, who has appeared on albums by Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sullivan Fortner, and Christian Scott


They will be performing music from across Pat Metheny’s massive career as well as new material unique to this live band.


Doors are at 7pm, Pat Metheny show begins at 8pm, with no interval


‘I was the beneficiary of so many older musicians giving me a platform to develop my thing through the prism of their experience and music. I hear regularly from new players who have professed an influence from my records and I often invite them up to my house to play. Very often, it is really natural and organic to the music to play with them, they have literally grown up with it. I find myself inspired by how they deal with the musical challenges that come with the territory of some of those older tunes, and at the same time I find myself intrigued with the possibilities of what might be possible in writing new music just for them’ (Pat Metheny)