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Jazz Gigs & Events

Phil Merriman Trio, album launch at 606 Jazz Club, Chelsea, London.

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Venue

606 Club

90 Lots Road
London
SW10

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From;
https://www.606club.co.uk/events/view/phil-merriman-trio-album-launch/


PHIL MERRIMAN TRIO (ALBUM LAUNCH)
WEDNESDAY 19TH JUNE 2024 - 8:00 PM
MUSIC CHARGE: £16.00
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A fluent, thoughtful and highly creative pianist Phil Merriman has worked with a wide variety of classical, world and jazz musicians. He includes performances at the likes of Ronnie Scott’s, Cadogan Hall, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and The Royal Albert Hall alongside musicians as diverse as Polly Gibbons, Shola Ama, CeCe Peniston and Tara Minton (whose recent album he also produced). Tonight he will be launching his latest album, “The Roots Beneath”, featuring his established trio of John Williamson-bass and Simon Roth-drums. Phil describes the music as “influenced by a wide range of styles from lyrical folk melodies of Bartok to the darker harmonies of Messiaen, underpinned by shifting rhythms that provide a platform for collaborative improvisation”.

 

“Merriman… fizzing piano solo” UK Jazz News

Gary Reader’s Moja, Free Jazz in the Park, afternoon event at Chester Green, Derby.

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024

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Derby Jazz have supplied the following information regarding this event;

GARY READER’S MOJA
FREE JAZZ in the PARK
CHESTER GREEN, DERBY
SUN. JUNE 23rd 2pm


MOJA is an expanding and flexible collaboration in which seasoned campaigners from the local jazz scene mix with some of the most exciting younger musicians in the East Midlands.
They play a melodic mix of original compositions, and tunes from the classic years of the Impulse record label from artists such as Pharaoh Sanders and Alice Coltrane, tinged with the rhythmic influence of hip hop and drum’n’bass. There may even be an old jazz standard or two.


This “Jazz in the Park” event is a FREE non ticketed event. There are no fences, no port-a-loos and no food stalls, just great live music.

 

Derby Jazz is paying the musicians.

 

PLEASE MAKE A DONATION THROUGH THE BUTTON BELOW
https://mjazz.co.uk/derby-jazz-whats-on/

Gary Reader’s Moja, Free Jazz in the Park, lunchtime event Belper Memorial Gardens, Belper, Derbyshire.

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

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GARY READER’S MOJA
FREE JAZZ in the PARK
BELPER MEMORIAL GARDENS
SAT. JUNE 22nd - 12.00

 

MOJA is an expanding and flexible collaboration in which seasoned campaigners from the local jazz scene mix with some of the most exciting younger musicians in the East Midlands.
They play a melodic mix of original compositions, and tunes from the classic years of the Impulse record label from artists such as Pharaoh Sanders and Alice Coltrane, tinged with the rhythmic influence of hip hop and drum’n'bass. There may even be an old jazz standard or two.

This “Jazz in the Park” event is a FREE non ticketed event. There are no fences, no port-a-loos and no food stalls, just great live music.


Derby Jazz is paying the musicians.


PLEASE MAKE A DONATION THROUGH THE BUTTON BELOW
https://mjazz.co.uk/derby-jazz-whats-on/

Mysterious Travellers at Derby Jazz, The Hound Dog, Derby.

Date: Friday, July 05, 2024

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MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLERS
@
The HOUND DOG
Fri. JULY 5th

 

Long time friends George Grignon (Jazz fusion drummer of SoulDeep & Kaliugah) and Dave Sturt (fretless bass icon of Gong & The Steve Hillage Band) share a love of all things Weather Report and Jaco Pastorius, which is why they created this exciting project. “Mysterious Travellers” is augmented by young rising jazz stars Rob Dimbleby, Billy Rowlatt, Alex Lyons & Jack Williams and completed by renowned percussionist Rich Kensington, Mysterious Travellers celebrate the music of Weather Report and Jaco Pastorius.

 

A DERBY JAZZ NIGHT at
The HOUND DOG
at 6 FRIAR GATE DE1 1BU
https://mjazz.co.uk/derby-jazz-whats-on/


This is Derby’s first real jazz club. It’s an all seated, cabaret style space for about 100 music fans. A good piano, built in PA, good lighting, a slightly raised stage offering perfect sightlines and your friends at Derby Jazz’ programming weekly Jazz nights with two bands each Friday or Saturday. Oh and you can eat before the show.


Derby Jazz has been promoting jazz around Derby for over 40 years and in all those years THE HOUND DOG is the first venue that’s been specially designed for intimate, live jazz and blues.


Derby Jazz has great ambitions for THE HOUND DOG.


COME AND HELP US MAKE THE HOUND DOG A JAZZ LEGEND.


https://www.thehounddogderby.co.uk/

Jose Almarcha’s Flamenco Trio at Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

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From;
https://www.facebook.com/events/432184812751646


22
June
7.30 pm

 

Event by Melville Centre-Abergavenny
3-5 Pen-y-Pound, NP7 5UD Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook


Members:
Jose Almarcha: Guitar
Lucia Ruibal: Dancer,Palmas
Demi Garcia Sabat: Percussion


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these incredible flamenco artists from Spain.
Part of Jose Almarcha’s Flamenco Trio UK 2024 Summer Tour.


José Almarcha is a superb guitarist and composer from Ciudad Real. José studied flamenco at Córdoba Conservatory of Music in 2009 and with great flamenco masters such as Paco Serrano and Niño de Pura. He has accompanied dancers such as Olga Pericet, Marco Flores and Antonio Canales. After the excellent reception of his first album, Vejézate, he has just released his new album, Alejandra, which will be showcased in Cambridge.
https://josealmarcha.com/


Lucía Ruibal is an accomplished dancer from El Puerto de Santa María near Cádiz. She often performs with her father, Javier Ruibal, the popular singer-songwriter. Lucía studied flamenco dance with La Lupi and Mercedes Ruíz and performs in Madrid with major flamenco groups such as those of Rafael Amargo and Juan de Juan.
https://luciaruibal.com/


Demi García Sabat is a versatile percussionist who performs with flamenco, jazz, Latin and Arabic groups around the UK and Europe. Demi studied at the London College of Music

Jon Lloyd’s European Quartet at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, July 28, 2024

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ttps://www.blackmountainjazz.co.uk/performances

John Lloyd’s European Quartet
28 Jul 2024, 20:00
The Melville Centre, 4 Pen-Y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD, UK


Saxophonist Jon Lloyd and his European Quartet bring a programme of contemporary jazz influenced by Classical and non-Western music.

Victoria Klewin Quartet at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024

Featuring: Victoria Klewin

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From;
https://www.blackmountainjazz.co.uk/performances


Victoria Klewin Quartet
23 Jun 2024, 20:00
The Melville Centre, 4 Pen-Y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD, UK


Singer-songwriter Victoria Klewin makes a welcome return to Black Mountain Jazz following her Blossom Dearie tribute in 2019 and her part in the homage to Peggy Lee at our ‘virtual’ wall2wall Jazz Festival in 2020. She will be singing a mixture of her own material, standards and maybe some Blossom D.

Louise Dodds & Elchin Shirinov Duo at Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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We have received the following information regarding this event;


Next up in our Jazz Cafe programme…


Louise Dodds & Elchin Shirinov’s ‘Belonging’ Tour

 

 

“Piano and voice deliver a delicate and delightful” experience…

 


And “underline the power of great music”

 

 

An exceptional duo that you won’t want to miss…


Known for their critically acclaimed album of 2023 ‘Two Hours After Midnight’, which presented traditional Scottish songs rearranged with influences of jazz, classical and Azerbaijani folk.

 


Now they embark on a new journey.

 


Commissioned by the PRS Foundation to write music exploring the theme of ‘Belonging’ they are joining us for their summer tour, and will be sharing their latest creations with our audience.


Tickets here;
https://newcastle-arts-centre.co.uk/jazz-cafe-programme/


Newcastle Arts Centre
67 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1SG
0191 261 5618


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https://www.louisedodds.co.uk/


https://www.elchinshirinov.com/

Matt Wates Sextet at Guildford Jazz, Guildford Pavilion, Guildford, Surrey.

Date: Thursday, August 01, 2024

Featuring: The Matt Wates Sextet

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Martin Collins of Guildford Jazz writes;

Thursday 1 August: Matt Wates Sextet
Matt Wates’ swinging, accessible music has been described as “an infectious blend of Jazz Messengers-style bebop and West Coast cool, with some funky rhythm and blues thrown in”.
A favourite at festivals, jazz clubs and concert halls throughout Europe, the music is a mix of classic jazz standards and originals performed by some of the finest players on the scene.
With Matt Wates - alto sax, Martin Shaw -trumpet/flugelhorn, Andy Panayi - tenor sax, Leon Greening - piano, Matt Skelton - drums, Marianne Windham - bass
Food and drinks from 19.00 Jazz from 20:00 to 22:15 at Guildford Pavilion, Woodbridge Road, GU1 4RP.
Tickets £20 (Discounts for Members and Students) https://www.guildfordjazz.org.uk/

Wood Street Jazz Festival at Wood Street Village Green, Guildford, Surrey.

Date: Sunday, July 21, 2024

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Martin Collins of Guildford Jazz writes;

Sunday 21 July: Wood Street Jazz Festival
The Wood Street Jazz Festival is back for our 10th year anniversary in 2024! On Sunday 21st July we will be welcoming you to an afternoon of jazz on the Wood Street Village Green, all in support of Challengers! The afternoon’s music includes one of the UK’s finest swing bands Jivin’ Miss Daisy, the award winning Nigel Price Organ Trio , plus the Somethin’ Else Big Band and our rising stars acoustic stage. A superb Indian meal, a licenced bar and free parking.
Gates open 12.00, Jazz from 12.30 to 5.00 pm Wood Street Village Green Guildford GU3 3EU Tickets Adults £25, Guildford Jazz Member £22.50, students £10, under 13 free
https://www.guildfordjazz.org.uk/

Nicolas Meier Quartet with Alex Hutton at Guildford Jazz, The Stoke Pub, Guildford, Surrey.

Date: Friday, July 12, 2024

Featuring: Nicolas Meier

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Martin Collins of Guildford Jazz writes;

Friday 12 July: Nicolas Meier Quartet with Alex Hutton
Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier has toured the world as part of Jeff Beck’s Band He has drawn from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more—all mixed with jazz!
Tonight’s quartet is a preview of Nicolas’ brand new project which features pianist Alex Hutton , who is an established pianist on the London scene, renowned for his Latin Jazz playing!
Food and drinks from 19.15 Jazz from 20:00 to 22:15 at The Stoke, Stoke Road, Guildford GU1 4RP
Tickets £18 (Discounts for Members and Students) https://www.guildfordjazz.org.uk/

Freddie Gavita “ Tribute to Freddie Hubbard” at Guildford Jazz, Guildford Pavilion, Guildford, Surrey.

Date: Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Featuring: Freddie Gavita

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Martin Collins of Guildford Jazz writes;

Wednesday 3 July: Freddie Gavita “ Tribute to Freddie Hubbard”
Freddie is a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Club Quintet and jazz-rock outfit Fletch’s Brew as well as being a band leader in his own right. Tonight he salutes one of his trumpet heroes, the legendary Freddie Hubbard who reimagined the sound of the trumpet in jazz. Hubbard’s distinctive tone, technical skills, and phrasing have shaped the sound of contemporary jazz.
With Tom Cawley piano, Mark Taylor on drums and Marianne Windham bass.
Food and drinks from 19.00 Jazz from 20:00 to 22:15 at Guildford Pavilion, Woodbridge Road, GU1 4RP.
Tickets £20 (Discounts for Members and Students) https://www.guildfordjazz.org.uk/

Summer Jazz Camp Scotland at Wiston Lodge, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Dates: Thursday, August 08, 2024 - Monday, August 12, 2024

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We have received the following press release;


Summer Jazz Camp Scotland returns to inspire a new generation

 

Aspiring jazz musicians can develop their skills with top instrumental tutors in an idyllic location in Scotland’s South Lanarkshire hills from 8th to 12th August.

 

Now in its second year, Summer Jazz Camp Scotland aims to take jazz players to the next level in their musical journey under the guidance of a team led by internationally respected trumpeter Ryan Quigley and hugely experienced drummer Andrew Bain, the current Deputy Head of Jazz at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

 


Located at Wiston Lodge, a Victorian hunting lodge near the attractive Clydesdale town of Biggar, the summer camp is designed to cover all aspects of jazz music, from the fundamentals of jazz theory to advanced techniques in big band and ensemble playing.

 

Joining Quigley and Bain are three internationally acclaimed performers, recording artists and teachers, saxophonist Helena Kay, pianist Tom Gibbs and double bassist Andrew Robb.

 

An established player with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Helena Kay also leads an outstanding quartet and works with pianist Zoe Rahman, violinist Seonaid Aitken and trumpeters Yazz Ahmed and Sean Gibbs. Tom Gibbs teaches on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland jazz course and has recorded with New Yorkers, drummer Ari Hoenig and guitarist Gilad Hekselman and Andrew Robb is the lecturer in jazz bass at Leeds Conservatoire. Robb has also worked with musicians including former Jazz Messengers trumpeter Valery Ponomarev and pianists Julian Joseph and Kit Downes.

 

“It’s a highly qualified and talented group of tutors who have a wealth of professional experience and can give students the tools they need to become confident and expressive musicians,“ says Quigley whose touring and recording credits include work with Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Michael Buble, Ron Carter, and Burt Bacharach as well as many of Europe’s leading orchestras.

 

Quigley believes that jazz music is a powerful tool for personal and artistic growth and he and his team will be striving to give all students the passion and self-belief that will allow them to improvise, collaborate, and perform with ease.

 


“Above all, we want students to enjoy playing jazz and to feel a sense of achievement in their own playing and in playing with other musicians,” says Quigley.

 

The summer camp venue, Wiston Lodge is an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow but, says Quigley, it is miles away from the distractions of city life.

 

“We know from last year that it’s an inspiring environment,” he says. “The accommodation is ideal and the food is all about balance and nutrition. Everything is set up so that students get the most out of the experience.”

 

The five-day course costs £650 and includes all meals and accommodation onsite. A deposit of £150 is required and the full balance is due by 30th June. Bookings made after the 30th June must be accompanied by the full fee for the course. Deposits are non-refundable.


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Detect Classic Jazz Festival, Schloss Brollin, Fahrenwalde, Germany.

Dates: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - Friday, June 21, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

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We have received the following information regarding this event;


From June 19th to 21st, 2024, an 800-year-old estate transforms into the grounds for the Detect Classic Festival, showcasing exciting jazz/avant-garde, classical and electronica artists in the idyllic German countryside.


The Detect Classic Festival 2024 showcases an impressive lineup of over 80 acts. Featuring notable jazz acts such as the Pop Drum Trio, who masterfully explores polyrhythmic structures, blending light and dark, organic and synthetic sounds to create compositions that captivate listeners through subtle complexities. Additionally, the dynamic partnership between Greek vibraphonist Evi Filippou and German-Romanian double bass player Robert Lucaciu transcends rigid genre boundaries, drawing inspiration from 20th and 21st-century classical compositions, jazz rhythms, and folklore traditions, showcasing boundless creativity. It’s also worth noting Bobby Rausch, who embodies the sound of young Berlin, inspired by digital and analog sources, jazz and hip hop influences, as well as composition and improvisation.


The carefully curated program also presents exciting vocal acts, classical concerts, as well as talented DJs. Surprise intermezzo performances will occur on all stages throughout the event, featuring both electronic and acoustic performers and seamlessly connecting each act. The theme of this year’s festival, voices, will also be explored through interactive installations, panels, and workshops for adults and kids.


You can check out the festival here:
https://detectclassic.com/en

Upton Blues Festival 2024, various venues, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire.

Dates: Friday, July 19, 2024 - Sunday, July 21, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

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For details please visit Festival website;
https://upton-blues-festival.co.uk/

Ludlow Fringe Festival 2024, various venues, Ludlow, Shropshire.

Dates: Thursday, June 13, 2024 - Sunday, June 23, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

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Multi discipline arts festival that takes place at various Ludlow venues. The programme includes jazz performances by vocalist Annette Gregory and guitarist Remi Harris.


Full details and tickets from Ludlow Assembly Rooms.
http://www.ludlowassemblyroomsco.uk

Ellie Jones & Gary Phillips at Hybrid Jazz Club, The Welsh House, Neath.

Date: Friday, June 28, 2024

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From;
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hybrid-jazz-club/hybrid-jazz-club-ellie-jones-gary-phillips/e-vlmmza


Hybrid Jazz Club Events ›Hybrid Jazz Club: Ellie Jones & Gary Phillips
Hybrid Jazz Club: Ellie Jones & Gary Phillips
The Welsh House, Neath, SA11 1RW
Fri 28th June 2024

 

Ellie’s vintage-style vocals and rhythmic guitar harmonise perfectly with the melodic solos of legendary Welsh guitarist Gary Phillips. Their extensive repertoire comes from the jazz era spanning 1920 to 1970, including lively Swing, Latin Bossa Nova, Cool Jazz, Jump Jive, Classics, and popular songs. Please note the change of venue for this June presentation, which will be held at The Welsh House in Neath town centre, as opposed to Hybrid Arts Cafe which has been the usual venue for this monthly jazz club.

Stevie Wonder’s 75th Birthday Party feat. The Wonder of Stevie at Koko, London.

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2025

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We have received the following press release regarding this event;


In 2025, Stevie Wonder will be turning 75 years of age. In memory of one of the most iconic musicians of all time, AGMP are presenting a special celebration of Stevland Hardaway Morris with rare archive films, DJ’s and a live performance from The Wonder of Stevie, the UK’s finest celebration of Stevie Wonder.

 


The Wonder of Stevie will be performing live playing hits and fan favourites such as Isn’t She Lovely, Higher Ground, Masterblaster (Jammin’), Superstition, For Once In My Life, Sir Duke, Do I Do, Lately, Uptight (Everything’s Alright), I Was Made To Love Her, Boogie On Reggae Woman, I Wish, Living For The City, As, My Cherie Amour, Pastime Paradise,  and, of course, Happy Birthday.

 


The Wonder of Stevie feature the cream of UK soul and jazz musicians such as


Noel McCalla (Morrissey Mullen, Sniff and the Tears) - Vocals
Derek Nash (Jools Holland, Amy Winehouse) - Saxophone
Winston Rollins (Incognito, Aswad) - Trombone
Chris Storr (The Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai) - Trumpet
Nic France (Working Week, Loose Tubes) - Drums
Neil Angilley (Maceo Parker, Down To The Bone) - Keyboards
Jonathan Noyce (Jethro Tull, Gary Moore) - bass
Tim Cansfield (Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan) - Guitar
Bryan Chambers (David Gilmour, Prince) - Backing Vocals
Louise Marshall (Grace Jones, Jools Holland) - Backing Vocals


https://www.seetickets.com/event/stevie-wonder-s-birthday-party/koko/2896863


KOKO, London NW1 7JE
Tuesday 13 May 2025 at 19:00.

Eddie Gripper Trio at Kenilworth Jazz Club, Kenilworth Rigby Club, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

Date: Monday, July 01, 2024

Featuring: Eddie Gripper

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We have received the following information regarding this event;


The Eddie Gripper Trio - Monday 1st July 2024

 

KENILWORTH: RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
Monday 1st July, 2024
Door time: 7:30pm, Start time: 8:00pm
Tickets: £12.00, Students £6.00 available on the door or online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/606220 (plus 10% booking fee)


Rising star pianist/composer Eddie Gripper makes his Kenilworth Jazz debut with his trio featuring Ursula Harrison on bass and Patrick Barrett-Donlon on drums as part of a national tour to promote their debut album HOME released on Ubuntu Music.


Eddie Gripper is an English pianist, composer and educator based in Cardiff, Wales. Born and raised in Oxford, he first moved to Cardiff in 2018 to study under the tutelage of Huw Warren before graduating with First Class Honours from Cardiff University. He has worked as a performer, promoter and producer alongside top musicians in his field. Including: Huw Warren, Iain Ballamy, Laura Jurd, Alex Merritt, Yuri Golubev, Eric Ford, Kevin Glasgow and John Parricelli. As a composer, he has collaborated with welsh folk artist, Angharad Jenkins (Calan), in a handful of projects, exploring the various aspects of folk, jazz and contemporary classical traditions. ‘Hiraeth’, a band featuring Isaac Zuckerman, Daniel Newberry and Ursula Harrison, featured many of his own compositions alongside the work of other band mates, they featured as finalists in the 2022 edition of the International Bucharest Jazz Competition.

 

Reviews:


“In it’s maturity of approach and deftness of execution, Home is a significant achievement by any standards” - ★★★★
Peter Jones (Jazzwise)


“One of the best début recordings I have heard for a long time. Gripper is a multi-faceted writer and his compositions are full of delightful and unexpected twists and turns.” - ★★★★
Ian Mann (The Jazz Mann)


“Quite exceptional musicianship from such young players”
Linley Hamilton (BBC)


“An original and fresh voice on the UK jazz scene. A highly eclectic range of compositions that showcase a really individual approach. Definitely a name to look out for in 2023”
Huw Warren (https://huwwarren.wordpress.com/)


“A young, up-and-coming, fantastic wizkid on the british jazz scene”
Sarah Chaplin (JazzLondonLive)


“A satisfying debut album” - ★★★★
Neil Duggan (All About Jazz)


Media:


https://www.youtube.com/@eddiegripper2253/videos - YouTube


https://www.instagram.com/eddie.gripper/ - Instagram


https://edgripper.wordpress.com/ - Website


https://orcd.co/xde7o6p - Stream the Album here


https://eddiegripper.bandcamp.com/album/home - Bandcamp

 


Other upcoming local events;
Euan Stevenson & Konrad Wiszniewski - Thursday 13th June, 7pm - Abbey Hill United Reformed Church, Kenilworth


KENILWORTH JAZZ CLUB
KENILWORTH: RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
GLASSHOUSE LANE
KENILWORTH
CV8 2AJ

 

40th Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival, various venues, Birmingham & West Midlands.

Dates: Friday, July 19, 2024 - Sunday, July 28, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

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We have received the following information regarding this event;


The 40th consecutive Birmingham Jazz & Blues WILL take place from July 19 to 28 with 237 performances, 228 of them free admission in 115 venues throughout the region.


https://www.birminghamjazzfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Jazz_Fest_2024_compressed.pdf

21st Bronx River Sounds Performing Arts Festival ‘Rhythms of the Disapora’ at Bronx River Art Center, New York City, USA.

Dates: Friday, June 07, 2024 - Saturday, June 29, 2024

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We have received the following press release;


Kicking Off This Friday - June 7!: BRONX RIVER ART CENTER Presents The 21st Annual BRONX RIVER SOUNDS PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL - “Rhythms of The Diaspora”


BRONX RIVER ART CENTER PRESENTS
Celebrating 37 Years of Bringing Arts & Cultural Programs to the Bronx
The 2024 BRONX RIVER SOUNDS 21ST ANNUAL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
“Rhythms of the Diaspora”




Join Us for Four Weekends of the Best Music in the Bronx this Summer!!!
Every Friday & Saturday: June 7th to 29th
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460 http://www.bronxriverart.org (718) 589-5819


BUY TKTS HERE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/21st-annual-bronx-river-sounds-performing-arts-festival-tickets-907729171387


CONCERT LINEUP:
All shows start at 7:30 PM Doors open for cocktails at 6:30 in our gallery and garden terrace



June 7: Yasser Tejeda
Yasser is an award winning Dominican composer, guitarist, vocalist and producer. Tejeda just released his third studio album, La Madrugá. His latest single,Todo Va a Marchar is an upbeat song driven by the rolling and incisive guitar sounds that comes from classic 70s Afropop.”

 

June 8: Mimi Jones
Bassist Mimi Jones’ latest body of music ” The Black Madonna” is a fusion of styles including jazz, funk, folk and rock, paying homage to popular songs with unexpected arrangements and original material. As a bassist, vocalist, producer and filmmaker Jones has also created her own label — Hot Tone Music.


 

June 14: Caracas Trio
Caracas Trio is a group of three Venezuelan musicians who write and perform music rooted in Afro-Venezuelan rhythms and melodic improvisation. They use a unique instrumentation of keyboards, drums, and vibraphone to create a diverse range of sounds and colors in their music.

 

June 15: Edmar Castañeda
Colombian-born Edmar Castañeda has made a name for himself as the preeminent jazz harp virtuoso. Castañeda brings forth a brilliance that beautifully merges the jazz tradition with a diverse set of styles and genres while bringing unbridled attention to an unfamiliar instrument — the harp.

 

June 21: Julieta Rada
Nominated for “Best New Artist at the 2015 Latin Grammys, Julieta Rada’s music is rooted in Afrro-Uruguayan (Candombe) rhythms, fused with other styles of Afro music such as Funk, Rock R&B and Soul. She has performed on stages around the world with internationally acclaimed artists including her musician father, Rubén Rada.

 

June 22: Zacchae’us Paul
Zacchae’us Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. His music is a kaleidoscope of styles and sounds that enriches the soul and nourishes the mind. His inspired music delves deep into the very fabric of society, tackling pressing issues such as reparations for historical injustices and the empowering love and spirituality embodied by black women.


 

June 28: Godwin Louis
Godwin Louis, this accomplished saxophonist, composer, educator, philanthropist, humanitarian and entrepreneur is a trailblazer in the world of music and beyond. Born in Harlem, New York, raised in Bridgeport, CT and Port Au Prince, Haiti, he has evolved a multicultural background rooted in his Haitian heritage.

 

June 29: Jon Thomas and Firm Roots
True to their name Jon Thomas and Firm Roots “paint”, with ardent and skillful strokes, a celebration of the storied art form that is American music. Firm Roots pulls from the murky and hallowed depths of traditional American folk songs, swing music, and the New york avant-garde, to create novel and infectious backbeats.

 

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OFFICE & CENTER HOURS:
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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER: By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #‘s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

 

https://www.bronxriverart.org/

 

Glasgow Jazz Festival 2024, various venues, Glasgow.

Dates: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - Sunday, June 23, 2024

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Taking place between Wednesday 19th - Sunday 23rd June 2024, there are over 20 events confirmed at various venues across Glasgow. Media release highlighting six leading shows attached.

We have received the following media release;

 

Media release
Wednesday 5th June 2024


TOP SHOWS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS AT THIS YEAR’S GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL


With less than a month to go, now is the time to get your tickets for this year’s Glasgow Jazz Festival.
Taking place between Wednesday 19th - Sunday 23rd June 2024, there are over 20 captivating events confirmed across Glasgow at well-loved venues, including Saint Luke’s, Mackintosh Church, Òran Mór, Nice n Sleazy, The Griffin and The Glad Café.
Showcasing everything from the legendary to the up-and-coming, this year’s festival promises an electrifying line-up.

 


Here are some top picks of what to check out:

 

1. Norman & Corrie
Scottish jazz duo Norman Willmore & Corrie Dick will play Nice n Sleazy on opening night. The drummer and saxophone duo have swiftly built a reputation for delivering captivating concerts leaving audiences feeling uplifted and inspired. Their vibrant set-up challenges traditional notions of folk music and is set to be a unique experience, launching the 2024 edition of the iconic festival.

 

2. ĐÀN ĐÓ
Vietnamese jazz saxophonist Quyền Thiện Đắc collaborates with three Scottish musicians, Sue McKenzie, Tom Bancroft and Ali Levack, for this unique concert at the Mackintosh Church on Wednesday 19th June as the culmination of a week-long residency in the Highlands. Influenced by his family’s traditional musical background and shaped by persistent study and research abroad, Quyền Thiện Đắc’s journey has taken him across the world, graduating from the Hanoi Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music in the United States and Malmo University in Sweden.

 

3. Mama Terra
Spiritual jazz act Mama Terra will recreate songs from the classic album Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock in their own sound at Saint Luke’s on Thursday 20th June. Influenced by a wide array of jazz legends including Nina Simone and Miles Davis, the exciting contemporary Scottish jazz and soul ensemble will also play a set of original music from their debut album The Summoned, drawing from their inner journey of discovery.

 

4. BLACKSABBATHMODE
A collaboration between nu-jazz duo BIGHEADMODE and distinguished multi-instrumentalist bandleader Plumm, BLACKSABBATHMODE is a captivating suite inspired by legendary rock band, Black Sabbath. Playing Nice n Sleazy on Thursday 20th June, BLACKSABBATHMODE fuses BIGHEADMODE’s ethereal, jazz-infused grooves with Plumm’s soulful atmospheric soundscapes. The musical journey ventures into uncharted territories while capturing the essence of Black Sabbath’s
style, making it a must-see at the festival this year.

 


5. Kapil Seshasayee
Scottish protest musician, Kapil Seshasayee fuses R&B, Indian classical and jazz fusion with contemporary electronic genres. Kapil has amassed a number of high profile collaborations and commissions including performing alongside Billy Bragg and members of iconic Scottish acts Mogwai and Belle and Sebastian. A true talent, Kapil plays Nice n Sleazy on Friday 21st June.

 

6. Bobby Watson Quartet
The exceptional Bobby Watson, considered one of the top alto-saxophonists in the world, brings his quartet to Saint Luke’s on Saturday 22nd June. Known for his extraordinary ability to play swing, hard bop and contemporary jazz, Bobby Watson plays alongside Jordan Williams (piano), Curtis Lundy (bass) and Victor Jones (drums) on the festival’s penultimate night. Making a triumphant return to Glasgow after a hiatus of over a decade, Watson’s long-awaited comeback is sure to be a
highlight of this year’s festival, echoing his 1994 stint as Artist in Residence exactly 30 years ago.

 

Tickets and more information on where and when each performance will take place are available at:
https://www.jazzfest.co.uk/


Creative Scotland is the public body that supports culture and creativity across all parts of Scotland, distributing funding provided by the Scottish Government and The National Lottery. Further information at http://www.creativescotland.com. Follow us on X, Facebook and Instagram.

 

Learn more about the value of art and creativity in Scotland and join in at
http://www.ourcreativevoice.scot.

Butcher’s Brew at Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024

More details

From;
https://musicspokenhere.club/event/butchers-brew/


Butcher’s Brew
July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 


Jazz, funk and Latin from some of the West Midlands’ finest.


Ray Butcher started playing cornet at the age of eight and progressed through brass bands to study classical trumpet at Peter Symonds College in Winchester. Disillusioned with classical music, he took up piano for a while, playing in various cocktail bars and clubs including Stringfellows. He returned to trumpet, this time playing jazz, and moved to Birmingham, where he had a short stint with King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys in 1996. His career has also seen him perform with Dr John and Mica Paris.

 

Butcher’s Brew features some exciting players from the Birmingham scene, including pianist Tim Amann and saxophonist Sam Rogers, who have both been playing together with Ray in the Tim Amann xTet for many years. Sam has appeared on the Music Spoken Here stage at The Marr’s Bar before, with Reed Bass and as a special guest with Law of Three. The line-up is completed by Miles Levin on drums and Mike Green on bass.

 

TICKETS
Music Spoken Here prides itself in offering exceptional live music experiences in Worcester at a price affordable to you. Our fortnightly events at The Marr’s Bar are ticketless, just show up on the night and pay what you can afford on the door.
The suggested contribution for this event is £10-15.


ORGANISER
Music Spoken Here
Phone
07989745955
Email
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VENUE
The Marrs Bar
12 Pierpoint Street
Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 1TA.

Experience Beck at Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Date: Saturday, July 06, 2024

More details

From;
https://musicspokenhere.club/event/experience-beck-a-tribute-to-jeff-beck/

Experience Beck
July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 

A tribute to iconic, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck featuring music from the significant albums “Wired” and “Blow by Blow”


We’re no strangers to the music of Jeff Beck on the Music Spoken Here stage at The Marr’s Bar. In January, FNUK (which included Jeff Beck’s pianist of six years, Jason Rebello in the line-up) featured the astounding guitarist Paul Stacey playing Beck’s arrangement of ‘Goodbye Pork Pie Hat’ and played ‘Led Boots’ as an encore. Slinky Machine dedicated their performance of Billy Cobham’s ‘Stratus’ to the man in March, and in April, Sam Leak’s Looking Glass included ‘Love Is Green’ in their set.


So when drummer and band leader Ollie Usiskin contacted me about his new project Experience Beck, playing the music from his 1975 ‘Blow by Blow’ and 1976 ‘Wired’ albums that also featured in the 2007 ‘Jeff Beck performing this week at Ronnie Scott’s’ live album and DVD (featuring Jason Rebello, Vinnie Colaiuta and the 21-year-old Tal Wilkenfeld), I thought “Let’s do it!”. This show is our second trial of a Saturday night this year, with another band that we expect to have a broader appeal than our usual Thursday audience.


Ollie is joined by Guy D’Angelo on guitar, Aurelius Sciuka on keys and Rob Statham (who played in Francesco LoCastro’s band in May last year), on bass.


TICKETS
Music Spoken Here prides itself in offering exceptional live music experiences in Worcester at a price affordable to you. Our fortnightly events at The Marr’s Bar are ticketless, just show up on the night and pay what you can afford on the door.
The suggested contribution for this event is £10-15.


ORGANISER
Music Spoken Here
Phone
07989745955
Email
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

VENUE
The Marrs Bar
12 Pierpoint Street
Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 1TA
Phone
(01905) 613336

David Gordon Trio ’ In C’ at Hidden Rooms, Cambridge.

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024

Featuring: David Gordon Trio

More details

From;
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/611594


DAVID GORDON TRIO - IN C
Presented by: Cambridge Modern Jazz
CAMBRIDGE: Hidden Rooms (map)
Thursday 11th July, 2024
Door time: 7:00pm, Start time: 7:30pm
16+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

 

David Gordon piano
Oli Hayhurst bass
Tom Hooper drums


Embark on a musical journey with the David Gordon Trio as they delve into the heart of their classic tunes such as “Mister Sam,” “Greenland,” and “September Moon,” along with some of their freshest repertoire – all uniquely tuned to the captivating key of C. Fearless in the face of challenges, the trio seizes this golden opportunity to weave an entire performance within this singular key, promising an audacious and unforgettable experience. Brace yourself for the premiere of their original composition, drawing inspiration from the minimalist brilliance of Terry Riley’s timeless classic. It’s a concert where innovation meets tradition, and every note resonates with the power of musical mastery.

 

CAMBRIDGE: Hidden Rooms
7b Jesus Ln
Cambridge
CB5 8BA

 


Phone 07827012875

 

Nils Frahm: Music For Cambridge at Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge.

Date: Wednesday, July 03, 2024

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From;
https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/cornex/events/nils-frahm-music-cambridge


Nils Frahm - Music for Cambridge
WEDNESDAY 3 JULY 2024
Cambridge Corn Exchange - CB2 3QE

 

When it comes to defining the space between classical and electronic music, hardly any other name is mentioned as often as that of the Berlin-based pianist, composer and producer, Nils Frahm.


Join us for an unforgettable evening of brand-new music moving between the worlds of experimental, ambient and electronica.


Event type:
Live music


Running time:
Doors: 1hr before show time

Curfew: 23:00

 

Ticket Information;
Tickets: £48, £40.50, £38, £35.50
All tickets include a £3 booking fee

 

Concessions
If you would like to book accessible seating, your account with the Cambridge Corn Exchange must have a tag applied to it. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01223 357851 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)* to request we add this tag to your account. Please read our access document in advance of booking to ensure the tickets you book are the most suitable.

Resolution 88 at The Portland Arms, Cambridge.

Date: Monday, July 01, 2024

More details

From;
https://theportlandarms.co.uk/wp/event/resolution-88/


WHEN: July 1, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
COST: £13.75 with booking fee

 

Resolution 88 return to the Portland Arms to perform their 4th studio album, ‘Vortex’. The new record is heavily inspired by the Mizell Brother’s productions of the 70’s as well as Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters. They will perform the new record and favourites from their back catalogue. Copies of the new record will be available directly from the band at this gig so don’t miss it!

 

Resolution 88 fuse the sound of the modern London jazz scene with the inspirational greats of the 70’s such as Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters and the classic Mizell Brothers productions. They have brought their high energy performances to prestigious venues and festivals around the UK and Europe. ‘Vortex’ is the 4th studio album released by Resolution 88 and with live shows supporting Snarky Puppy, Roy Ayers, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Larry Mizell & the Blackbyrds, Butcher Brown, the Yellowjackets and many more, Resolution 88 have established themselves as one of the UK’s leading exponents of funk jazz. Their music is synonymous with the beautiful sound of the Fender Rhodes.


The Portland Arms,
129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3BA.


01223 357268

Mark Lockheart ‘Dreamers’ at Hidden Rooms, Cambridge.

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024

Featuring: Mark Lockheart

More details

From;
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/612293


MARK LOCKHEART ‘DREAMERS’
Presented by: Cambridge Modern Jazz
CAMBRIDGE: Hidden Rooms (map)
Thursday 27th June, 2024
Door time: 7:00pm, Start time: 7:30pm
16+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

 

Mark Lockheart- saxophones
Elliot Galvin- keyboards
Tom Herbert- bass guitar
Dave Smith- drums

 

Dreamers is the new project from British saxophonist and composer Mark Lockheart featuring Elliot Galvin (Dinosaur, Elliot Galvin Trio), Tom Herbert (Polar Bear, The Invisible) and Dave Smith (Robert Plant). Stylistically free and slightly psychedelic in nature, the formation of Dreamers signals a new trajectory for the musician who has already featured on a wide ranging and diverse catalogue of albums including Radiohead’s Kid A and Prefab Sprout’s Steve McQueen. As a founding member of Loose Tubes and Polar Bear, Mark Lockheart has often remained ahead of the curve and has constantly explored new directions in his own music.

 

CAMBRIDGE: Hidden Rooms
7b Jesus Ln
Cambridge
CB5 8BA

 


Phone 07827012875

 

Benefit Concert for Anita Wardell geat. Norma Winstone, Claire Martin, Cleveland Watkiss, Ian Shaw, Georgia Mancio a.o. at 606 Jazz Club, Chelsea, London.

Date: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Venue

606 Club

90 Lots Road
London
SW10

More details

Noted for her mesmerising interpretation of lyrics and captivating vocal improvisations, earlier this year Anita suffered a serious medical event and as a result is currently unable to work. Her many friends have organised this Benefit as an expression of their love and respect for her, as well as to help her through this difficult time. It’s a mark of Anita’s standing that the list of artists who have asked to perform tonight is a veritable who’s who of the international jazz scene, including singers Norma Winstone MBE, Claire Martin OBE, Cleveland Watkiss MBE, Jacqui Dankworth MBE, Georgia Mancio, Ian Shaw, Daniela Clynes and many more. These remarkable performers will be supported by Anita’s own rhythm section of Robin Aspland-piano, Jeremy Brown-bass & Steve Brown-drums alongside some special guests including Charlie Wood, Pete Churchill-piano/vocals, Winston Clifford, Dave Ohm-drums & Geoff Gascoyne-bass. A special evening of music for a very special performer.


“Winstone…there is no jazz singer in the country to touch her” The Times;


“Martin…ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet” Jazz Times


https://www.606club.co.uk/events/view/benefit-for-anita-wardell/

Dom Pusey Trio at Mood Indigo Events, Jazz on the Plaza, Café Yukari, Kew, London.

Date: Sunday, June 30, 2024

More details

From Mood Indigo Events;

Sunday 30 June 7.30pm
Jazz on the Plaza
Café Yukari, Kew


Dom Pusey - Saxophone
Terence Collie - Piano
Nick Lenner-Webster - Double Bass
£16 in advance, £18 on the door


Making his Jazz on the Plaza debut is the wonderful saxophonist Dom Pusey. It’s always good to bring in fresh faces to the MIE calendar, and for those of you not familiar with Dom, we know you’ll love his playing!


Mood Indigo Events are run by Kingston based vocalist Janet McCunn and Hampton based pianist Terence Collie combining their efforts to bring great jazz music to SW London and beyond. This is all done without any funding and is reliant solely on your continued support in attendance at our events.

 

http://www.moodindigoevents.co.uk

Tom Ford / Tomorrow’s New Quartet at Jazz In The Round, Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London.

Date: Monday, July 29, 2024

Featuring: Tomorrow’s New Quartet

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We have received the following information regarding this event;


JITR July: Tom Ford | Tomorrow’s New Quartet
Monthly Sounds In The Round
Produced and presented by The Cockpit & Jazz In The Round

 


Fusing Jazz, Bossa Nova and Hip-Hop, Tom Ford has made a name for himself as a funk-loving singer-songwriter from Birmingham. A multi-instrumentalist, Tom has previously worked behind the scenes with artists including Poppy Ajudha, Col3trane and Reuben.

 


Tomorrow’s New Quartet are a London-based band. Their debut album “All Together, Now!” was released on the Ubuntu Music label in 2022, and their music has been heard on BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM and London Jazz Radio. Their album release tour took them to London, Bristol and Cambridge, and included a sold-out show at Pizza Express Dean St

 

 


Date:
29 July - 8PM

 

 


Tickets:
Standard: £15
Students / MU members: Half Price

 


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

 

THE COCKPIT
Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH


Box Office: 020 7258 2925
(10.30am - 6pm, Monday - Friday,
12 noon - 6pm, Saturday)

Pando Pando,  Joseph Leighton and more at Jazz In The Round, Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London.

Date: Monday, June 24, 2024

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We have received the following information regarding this event;

JITR June: Pando Pando | Joseph Leighton | More TBA
Monthly Sounds In The Round
Produced and presented by The Cockpit & Jazz In The Round

 


Pando Pando, the eponymous debut album from Pando Pando, launched on April 12th, 2024 on Not Applicable.  The trio formed in 2021, connecting through the diverse musical scene of north London’s warehouse district and arts space New River Studios.

 


Guitarist Joseph Leighton has been hailed as one of Ireland’s brightest new jazz talents.

 

 


Date:
24 June - 8PM

 

 


Tickets:
Standard: £15


Students / MU members: Half Price

 


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

 

THE COCKPIT
Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH


Box Office: 020 7258 2925
(10.30am - 6pm, Monday - Friday,
12 noon - 6pm, Saturday)

John Butcher / Mark Sanders / Veryan Weston at Derby Jazz, St Annes Church near Five Lamps, Derby.

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024

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We have received the following information regarding this event;


JOHN BUTCHER
MARK SANDERS
VERYAN WESTON
Thurs June 20th 7.30 £15
St Annes Church
near Five Lamps
DERBY DE1 3NB

 

More Cafe OTO than Ronnie Scott’s.


Our OUTER LIMITS events presents music from the more experimental end of the jazz spectrum. It’s curated for Derby Jazz by Adrian Perry.


Saxophonist John Butcher, percussionist Mark Sanders and pianist Veryan Weston are hugely experienced improvisers of international status.


“English saxophonist John Butcher may be among the world’s most influential musicians, operating at the cutting-edge of improvisatory practice since the ‘80s. Whenever an acoustic musician starts to sound like a bank of oscillators, a tropical forest, a brook or an insect factory, Butcher’s influence is likely nearby.” – New York City Jazz Record


“….the other special ingredient is the ubiquitous, diverse and constantly creative drummer Mark Sanders, who always outdoes himself, whether playing with restraint or erupting like a dynamo.” Bruce L Gallenter, Downtown Music Gallery. NY


“Veryan Weston is one of the most creative musicians in recent times – or, perhaps, ancient times would be closer to the truth, for what is new emanates from the old and what is old gives birth to the new. Weston presides over this conundrum like a medieval apothecary concocting brilliant and powerful and magical potions that take the form of musical scores invented on the spot where time and space collide.” ALL ABOUT JAZZ 2012.


https://mjazz.co.uk/derby-jazz-whats-on/

 

Nice Jazz Fest, various locations, Nice, France.

Dates: Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - Saturday, August 24, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

More details

Guest contributor Colin May has forwarded the following information;


Nice Jazz Fest , 20th -24th August, announces line-up


Grammy award winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and veterans the Grammy nominated American- Jamiacan pianist Monty Alexander and the father of Ethio-Jazz Mulatu Astatke are among the names announced for Théâtre de Verdure jazz stage at this year’s Nice Jazz Fest, the new name for what previously was called the Nice Jazz Festival.

 

American trumpeter Theo Croker whose ever growing repudiation was further enhanced recently by his sets at the Brick Lane and at the Cheltenham Jazz Festivals, will make a second visit, and there will be Nice debuts for Grammy nominated Cuban- American pianist Alfredo Rodriguez and British born pianist Jon Cleary who has been immersed in New Orleans jazz for several decades.

 


Fans of rap and hip hop look to be well catered for on the bigger Masséna stage. Nas will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his debut album and there’ll be performances from younger rappers such as Ireland’s Rejjie Snow. Also scheduled for that stage is Meute, a band from Hamburg that combines brass band fanfares and electronica, Jordan Rakei, and Yannis, the singer from highly successful alt-rock band Foals with his Yannis and the Yaw project which celebrates his collaboration with legendary drummer the late Tony Allen.

 

Of the 24 artists/groups just two are women, American singer-actor and social media success Stella Cole for whom Nice is one European date on her current busy schedule and French singer Kareen Guiock Turam.

 

This year’s festiva lhas been bumped into August because in July when usually it takes place, Nice is hosting both the final stages of The Tour de France cycle race and Olympic football. A change of date, a new name and new logo are not the only changes. For the first time, according to an Instagram post, there will be a Kids Festival and a Jazz Comedy Club.

 

Full details of the music line-up are on the website;
https://www.nicejazzfest.fr/en/programmation/2024


COLIN MAY

“Embraceable Ella” with Joanna Eden, early evening performance at Guildford Jazz,  Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey.

Date: Sunday, June 30, 2024

More details

Martin Collins of Guildford Jazz has forwarded the following information regarding this event;


Sunday, 30 June : “Embraceable Ella” with Joanna Eden
Joanna Eden presents a show celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald. From ‘A Tisket A Tasket’, which brought Ella to fame with the Chick Webb Orchestra, to the songbook album classics. Joanna launched Embraceable Ella to much acclaim at the London Jazz Festival.
With Paul Higgs on trumpet, Chris Ingham on piano, George Double on drums and Marianne WIndham on bass.
The evening will open with big band swing from the FARNHAM BIG BAND. The garden kiosk will be open for drinks and snacks, and you can bring your own picnic. Every penny raised at this event supports GUTS, fighting bowel cancer.
Doors open 16.00, Jazz from17:00 to 19:30 at Loseley Park, Guildford GU3 1HS
Tickets £20 (Discounts for Members and Students) https://www.guildfordjazz.org.uk/

London Piano Festival at Kings Place, London.

Dates: Friday, October 04, 2024 - Sunday, October 06, 2024

More details

We have received the following press release;

Lineup for the ninth annual London Piano Festival at Kings Place revealed.

 

Lineup for the ninth annual London Piano Festival at Kings Place revealed, with performances by Festival Founders Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen in addition to Lara Melda, Rose McLachlan, Kit Armstrong, Michael Wollny, Reinis Zariņš, Susan Tomes and the Carducci String Quartet.


4-6 October 2024 | Kings Place, London
#LondonPianoFestival

 


Mozart gala featuring three of Mozart’s finest early piano concerti with Katya Apekisheva, Lara Melda and Charles Owen accompanied by the Carducci String Quartet

 

Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’enfant Jésus by Reinis Zariņš in his Festival debut

 

A two-piano improvised set from classical pianist Kit Armstrong and jazz pianist Michael Wollny

 

22 pieces inspired by Chopin’s 22 Nocturnes, an anthology of works written by women composers, with Rose McLachlan

 

A centenary celebration of Fauré and his contemporaries in solo and duet works with Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen

 

A recital of works written by female piano composers over the past two centuries with Susan Tomes

 

Pianists and co-Artistic Directors Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen reveal another dynamic lineup for the ninth London Piano Festival (LPF) which returns to Kings Place from 4-6 October 2024. Three days of classical and jazz piano performances will see Festival debuts from exceptional pianists Lara Melda, Kit Armstrong, Rose McLachlan, Michael Wollny and Reinis Zariņš. Other instruments feature in the Festival lineup for the first time with the esteemed Carducci String Quartet performing in the Mozart gala, and pianist and writer Susan Tomes returns to close this year’s Festival. Under 30s tickets are available for all concerts at a reduced price of £8.50. The Festival is delighted to be working with International Piano magazine as its media partner for the ninth year running.

 

Co-Artistic Directors Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen commented, “We are delighted to return to the beautiful space at Kings Place and to welcome so many outstanding pianists for their Festival debut this year. In our ninth edition, there is a particular focus on women composers – Susan Tomes highlights historic works, whilst Rose McLachlan brings us 22 new pieces, and our joint Fauré recital spotlights the works of his female contemporaries, Mel Bonis and Cecile Chaminade. We also include other instruments in our lineup for the first time with the superb Carducci Quartet – a much-anticipated new strand to the LPF journey!”


The Festival Founders Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen open this year’s Festival with a Mozart Gala, featuring three of Mozart’s finest early piano concerti. Apekisheva performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major K414, whilst Owen takes on his Concerto in C Major K415. Lara Melda, the winner of the 2010 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, makes her Festival debut with Mozart’s Piano Concerto in Eb Major K449. They are joined by the internationally renowned Carducci String Quartet in special arrangements of these works for string quartet [4 Oct].


Apekisheva and Owen take to the stage together once again with a Fauré Salon 100 programme, celebrating the composer’s centenary year. The recital, designed to evoke the intimate setting of a 19th-century Parisian salon, spotlights Fauré alongside his composer contemporaries, Mel Bonis and Cecile Chaminade. Apekisheva and Owen will alternate solo compositions with works for piano duet, representing their longstanding collaboration as performers, and concluding with Fauré’s ever-popular Dolly Suite [5 Oct].


Rose McLachlan, winner of the Chopin Prize at both Chetham’s and the Royal Northern College of Music, makes her Festival – and Kings Place – debut with 22 pieces inspired by Chopin’s 22 Nocturnes. McLachlan conceived this new anthology as a collection of works by talented, but as yet unpublished, female composers. 16 works were chosen from 80 scores submitted by women composers around the world, with the remaining six commissioned by established composers, such as Zoe Rahman [5 Oct].

 

The London Piano Festival typically features jazz in its lineup, and in Armstrong meets Wollny, two world-class performers come together for a special collaboration: classical pianist Kit Armstrong and jazz pianist Michael Wollny. Both artists will return to Kings Place in their Festival debut for a unique solo and duo improvisation set [5 Oct].


Award-winning Latvian pianist Reinis Zariņš makes his London Piano Festival debut with Olivier Messiaen’s epic cycle, Vingt Regards sur l’enfant Jésus, composed during the darkest days of the Second World War. Writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson will explore the historical context of the work in an insightful pre-concert talk [6 Oct].


The Festival closes with Women and the Piano, a recital from pianist and writer Susan Tomes. Taking her new book of the same name as a starting point Susan performs a series of compositions by women composers over the last 200 years, including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade and Amy Beach. There will be a post-concert Q&A with Susan hosted by Tim Parry, Editor of International Piano magazine and Deputy Editor of Gramophone magazine [6 Oct].


The London Piano Festival was founded by pianists Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen in 2016 and takes place every October at Kings Place, London. Previous visiting artists have included Alfred Brendel, Alexandra Dariescu, Julian Joseph, Gabriela Montero, Stephen Kovacevich, Jason Rebello, Vadym Kholodenko, Leszek Możdżer and Kathryn Stott, amongst many others. The Festival has also commissioned several new works for two pianos, working with composers including Sally Beamish, Jonathan Dove, Elena Langer and Nico Muhly.

 


Full programme


Friday 5 October, 7:30pm | Kings Place, Hall One
A Mozart Gala
Mozart Piano Concerto in A, K414 (KA)
Mozart Piano Concerto in C, K415 (CO)
Mozart Piano Concerto in E, K449 (LM)
Katya Apekisheva, Charles Owen and Lara Melda piano
TBC double bass | Carducci String Quartet
Tickets | £20 – £50 + under 30s and concessions


Saturday 5 October, 12pm | Kings Place, Hall One
Fauré 100: Fin De Siècle
Chaminade Serenade d’automne
Chaminade La chaise a Porteurs (CO & KA)
Chaminade Automne (CO)
Fauré Nocturne No. 6 in D flat, Op. 63 (CO)
Fauré Barcarolle No. 5 in F Sharp minor, Op. 44 (CO)
Fauré Nocturne No. 1 in E flat minor Op. 33/1 (KA)
Fauré Nocturne No. 3 in A flat, Op. 33/3 (KA)
Fauré Impromptu No. 2 in F minor Op. 31 (KA)
Mel Bonis Melisande & Omphale (KA)
Fauré Dolly Suite, Op. 56 (CO & KA)
Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen piano
Tickets | £22 + under 30s and concessions

 

Saturday 5 October, 3pm | Kings Place, Hall Two
Rose Mclachlan: Twenty-Two Nocturnes
Agnieszka Lasko Autumn                
Nitzan Vardi As They Come And Go
Alanna Crouch                          
Dianna Neufeld For a Winter’s Night
Marlowe Carruth Pregando              
Wendy Edwards Beardall-Norton Nocturne for Lora
Jennifer Bowman                        
Heather Hammond Thinking of Frederic
Caroline Tyler                            
June Armstrong Sweet Sorrow
Helen Walker Like the Night            
Victoria Proudler Triste
Lucy Hackett The Moth                          
Caroline Wright Reflections
Stephenie Leung La ballerine solitaire
Katie Jenkins Cerddorieth i Bronwyn
Charlotte Butler Moonlight on the Waves
Charlotte Botterill Waves Collide with the Precipice…
Nicole DiPaolo
Olga Berman Elegy
Nancy Litten Fred and Bertie’s Nighttime Stroll
Zoe Rahman
Rose McLachlan piano
Tickets | £18 + under 30s and concessions

 


Saturday 5 October, 7:30pm | Kings Place, Hall One
Armstrong meets Wollny
Michael Wollny and Kit Armstrong piano
Tickets | £22 – £35 + under 30s and concessions

 

Sunday 6 October, 11:00 | Kings Place, Hall Two
Pre-Concert Talk: Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’enfant Jésus
Stephen Johnson speaker
Tickets | FREE, but a ticket for the concert is required

 

Sunday 6 October, 12pm | Kings Place, Hall One
Messiaen: Vingt Regards Sur L’enfant Jésus
Messiaen Vingt Regards sur l’enfant Jésus
Reinis Zariņš piano
Tickets | £20-40 + under 30s and concessions

 

Sunday 6 October, 3pm | Kings Place, Hall Two
Susan Tomes: Women And The Piano
Marianna Martinez Sonata in A
Hélène de Montgeroult Etude No. 106 in B
Maria Szymanowska Caprice sur la Romance de Joconde
Fanny Mendelssohn ‘Mai’ and ‘Juli’ from Das Jah
Clara Schumann Notturno, Op. 6, No. 2
Romance, Op. 21, No. 3
Teresa Carreño Un Bal en Rêve
Amy Beach Dreaming, Op. 15, No. 3
Cecile Chaminade Guitare
Susan Tomes piano
Tickets | £22 + under 30s and concessions

 

http://www.londonpianofestival.com

 

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk

 

Kings Place, 90 York Way, King’s Cross, London, N1 9AG

 

Tickets
Under 30s tickets are available for all concerts (£8.50)
Kings Place Box Office: 020 7520 1490


Biographies

 

Charles Owen –
Described by Gramophone magazine as “one of the finest British pianists of his generation”, Charles Owen has enjoyed an extensive international career performing a wide-ranging repertoire to outstanding critical acclaim.  Charles Owen is a Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School in London and was appointed Steinway & Sons UK Ambassador in 2016.

 

Katya Apekisheva
Katya Apekisheva, described as being a “profoundly gifted artist” by Gramophone magazine, is one of Europe’s most renowned pianists, in demand internationally as both a soloist and as a chamber musician. She has been marked out as a pianist of exceptional gifts, performing with many of the world’s leading orchestras, and has received widespread critical acclaim for her interpretations. Katya is a Professor of Piano at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

 


Lara Melda
Lara Melda won the BBC Young Musician 2010 competition, performing Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in the final round with Vasily Petrenko and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Cardiff. Amongst many venues in the UK and abroad, she has performed at the BBC Proms, the Wigmore Hall, and the International Music Festival in Istanbul. In 2022, she curated a critically acclaimed multi-sensory Van Gogh immersive concert experience in collaboration with Exhibition Hub.

 

Carducci String Quartet
The award-winning Carducci Quartet is internationally acclaimed as one of the most accomplished and versatile ensembles of today. Founded in 1997, the ensemble has won numerous international competitions, including the USA Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and First Prize at Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition.

 

Rose McLachlan
Born into a family of musicians in Cheshire, Rose McLachlan began piano lessons with her father, Murray McLachlan, aged 7. In 2016, Rose was the overall winner of the Scottish International Youth Prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and in 2017 was awarded the Yamaha Prize in the EPTA UK competition. She has won the Chopin Prize at both Chetham’s and at the Royal Northern College of Music. In November 2022, Rose was awarded the Musician’s Company Silver Medal.


Kit Armstrong
Born in 1992 in California, USA, Kit Armstrong studied physics at California State University, later chemistry and mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania and mathematics at Imperial College London. He has built a formidable career as a solo pianist since, performing in major international venues with some of the world’s finest orchestras. He has also developed a broad compositional oeuvre of solo, vocal, chamber and symphonic works.

 

Michael Wollny
Michael Wollny has established himself as one of the most important figures in contemporary European jazz. He has won numerous awards in Germany and beyond, including a ‘Choc de l’annee’ from Jazzman (France), a Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Award, and Album of the Year from Jazzwise and The Times for Weltentraum (2014).

 

Reinis Zariņš
Equally at home in classical and contemporary repertoire, Reinis Zariņš’s passion lies in the crafting of conceptual programmes that encourage interaction between music, history, and philosophy. He has performed as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout Europe and North America, and has won Latvia’s Grand Music Award five times.

 

Stephen Johnson
Stephen Johnson is a composer, writer and broadcaster. Since his first appearance on Radio 3’s CD Review in 1987, he has taken part in several hundred radio programmes, especially on BBC Radio 3, 4 and World Service.

 

Susan Tomes
Susan Tomes has won numerous awards as a pianist, both on the concert platform and in the recording studio. She grew up in Edinburgh and was the first woman to take a degree in music at King’s College, Cambridge, when co-education arrived at the college after 400 years. She is also a writer, and has written several acclaimed books, including the multiple award-winning The Piano: A History in 100 Pieces. Her seventh book, Women and the Piano – a History in Fifty Lives, was released in March this year.

 

About Kings Place
Kings Place is an open, multi-arts venue, presenting an adventurous and critically-acclaimed programme, with words and music at its heart. Every year we curate a series of festivals to engage a breadth of different communities. We are a place where many audiences belong, a place where people connect with their passion and no-one is lost in the crowd.
Kings Place was developed from a generous act of philanthropy. Driven by a belief that arts and culture are a fundamental part of a thriving city – our work is as vibrant as our location in King’s Cross. We are independently-funded and generate income through ticket sales and the staging of world-class conferences and events.
We are rooted in partnership and have developed a collaborative community of resident partners and artistic associates. By opening our doors, people and creativity can flourish. We provide stages for artists, space for local communities and young musicians, share our home with partners, and offer audiences unforgettable, shared experiences.
We are Kings Place, the cultural pulse of King’s Cross.
http://www.kingsplace.co.uk

 

606 Jazz Club presents ‘Jazz On The Lawn’ at Fulham Palace, London.

Dates: Friday, August 02, 2024 - Saturday, August 03, 2024

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From;
https://www.606club.co.uk/events/fulham-palace-1/


JAZZ ON THE LAWN AT FULHAM PALACE
2024 DATES: Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd August, 2024
THE SHOW GOES ON RAIN OR SHINE!

 

Friday 2 August, 2024
Doors 6:30pm :: Show 7:30pm :: Show Ends 10pm
SOME KINDA WONDERFUL PRESENTS: ‘THE WONDER OF STEVIE’ FEAT. NOEL MCCCALLA & DEREK NASH
Some Kinda Wonderful Present Derek Nash Noel McCall
GENERAL ADMISSION
Adults/Youth 11 & Up: £22.00 :: Children 4-10: £14 :: Children 3 & under: Free*
Two of the UK’s finest musicians, saxophonist Derek Nash, singer Noel McCalla and their band come together to celebrate the music of one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time, Stevie Wonder. An award-winning player, Derek Nash is perhaps best known as one of the featured saxophonists with the Jools Holland Band and leader of the enormously successful “Sax Appeal”. Noel McCalla first came to prominence in the mid 80’s with the seminal Jazz/funk band Morrissey/Mullen, subsequently joining the iconic Manfred Mann’s ‘Earth Band’ with whom he toured and performed for almost 20 years. This is a uniquely powerful, feel-good show! 
“Nash…bravura display of contemporary saxophone” The Observer;
“Nash…breathtaking” Sunday Times;
“McCalla…spine tingling” Guardian

 


Saturday 3 August, 2024
Doors 6:30pm :: Show 7:30pm :: Show Ends 10pm
ADRIAN COX QUINTET ‘THE NEW ORLEANS CLARINET’ WITH SPECIAL GUEST LOUISE BALKWILL
Adrian Cox Louise Balkwill Jazz on the Lawn Fulham PalaceGENERAL ADMISSION
Adults/Youth 11 & Up: £22.00 :: Children 4-10: £14 :: Children 3 & under: Free*
Adrian Cox is of the leading exponents of the New Orleans clarinet. His unrivalled feel and virtuosity have led to work with the biggest names in jazz, including concerts with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. A former member of Kansas Smitty’s (“London’s new swing princes”, Evening Standard), Adrian’s wealth of knowledge of the music and players from this celebrated era will take you on a trip from New Orleans to New York, from the small groups to the legendary vocalists such as Irma Thomas and Ella Fitzgerald. The band this evening features the award-winning singer Louise Balkwill, along with fellow Smitty’s alum Joe Webb on piano and the wonderful Denny Ilett (known for his work with New Orleans legend Lillian Boutté) on guitar.  VIEW VIDEO CLIP
“[Cox] London’s most charismatic reeds man” Time Out;
“Totally bowled over by Louise Balkwill’s incredible vocals” Jazzwise

Picnic Prom with James Taylor Quartet (JTQ) & Emma Smith at Belcombe Court, Bradford on Avon, Wilts.

Date: Monday, August 26, 2024

Featuring: James Taylor Quartet (JTQ)

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Picnic Prom with James Taylor Quartet (JTQ) & Emma Smith
26 August Tickets £48

 

Join us at our annual picnic prom. Bring your party picnic and visit our pop- up bar – relax with a drink in hand while music fills the air or explore the secret pathways and hidden nooks of the magnificent grounds, rarely open to the public…


Featuring an expanded 6-piece line-up, including the incredible vocal talents of Yvvone Yanney, JTQ are perhaps best known and best loved for their unrivalled live performances – so don’t miss this opportunity to witness a true British music institution, live in concert.


Emma Smith has performed in venues ranging from the 02 Arena to the leading jazz clubs of New York City, as well as collaborating and recording with the likes of Michael Bublé, The Quincy Jones Orchestra and Robbie Williams. She will be appearing with her own world-class trio of musicians: expect a wonderfully eclectic, but most of all fun, evening of world-class jazz.


http://www.ifopera.com

Michael Wilkins / Martin Pickett / Steve Kershaw / Mike Goff / Siân Goff / Tom Neill - Stan Tracey’s Jazz Suite “Under Milk Wood” at Progress Theatre, Reading, Berkshire.

Date: Friday, July 12, 2024

Featuring: Michael Wilkins / Martin Pickett / Steve Kershaw / Mike Goff / Siân Goff / Tom Neill

More details

From;
https://www.jazzinreading.com/?p=23024&future=true


Jazz at Progress | Jazz Suite: Under Milk Wood | Buy tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/progresstheatre/t-lnmvkae
Friday 12 July 2024 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £17.00 (£15.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee.

 


Ewen Baird tenor saxophone
Martin Pickett piano
Steve Kershaw double bass
Mike Goff drums
Siân Goff & Tom Neill narrators


Under Milk Wood
You’ve heard the original Radio Drama and seen the Play – now experience the Musical! OK, not exactly a musical – but read on…


In 1965, inspired by Dylan Thomas’ masterpiece, renowned pianist and composer Stan Tracey, ‘the godfather of British jazz’, composed Jazz Suite: Under Milk Wood – a beautifully constructed set of eight tunes, each with an unmistakably individual character, including the acknowledged genius of the tone-poem Starless and Bible Black.


Jazz in Reading – in collaboration with Progress Theatre – has arranged a performance of the work: Stan Tracey’s music interwoven with Dylan Thomas’ words. This is a rare opportunity to experience two musical and literary masterworks at their uplifting and life-affirming best.


“A friend of mine has attended every presentation of this performance to date having attended the previous five at Goring, Oxford, Marlow, Bracknell and Reading. He finds new treasures to enjoy on each occasion. So will you. This is not to be missed.” – Trevor Bannister


Progress Theatre, Reading, RG1 5HL.

 

The Harlem Gospel Travelers at 229, London.

Date: Sunday, July 28, 2024

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We have received the following press release regarding this event;


The Harlem Gospel Travelers announce exclusive UK concert.

 

After being discovered by Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed, The Harlem Gospel Travelers released their first LP in 2019 titled He’s On Time (Colemine Records), garnering rave reviews, with Pop Matters hailing the album’s “musical transcendence” and AllMusic praising it as “dreamlike and joyous”.

 

In 2022, The Harlem Gospel Travelers released their sophomore album titled Look Up! (Colemine Records). Craig Charles of BBC6 Music called it “the soundtrack to one of the best albums of the decade so far.”

 

The band also openly tackles subjects like racism and injustice with a fierce sense of pride and determination. The album has also caught the attention of Sir Elton John who has invited the band to his Rocket Hour radio show on Apple Music, and declared them as his second favourite American group.


Tickets from;
https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-harlem-gospel-travelers/229/3000814


229,
229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN.

East Neuk Festival, various locations in Crail, Anstruther, Kilrenny, St Monans and Elie, Fife.

Dates: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - Sunday, June 30, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

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Cross genre music festival held in various towns in the East Neuk region of Fife. For details please visit Festival website;
https://eastneukfestival.com/enf2024/

Mick Hutton All Star Invite Quintet at Clun Valley Jazz, SpArC Theatre,  Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2024

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From;
https://clunvalleyjazz.com/whats-on/p/mick-hutton-all-star-invite-quintet-14th-december-2024-sparc-theatre-bishops-castle


Mick Hutton All Star Invite Quintet - 14th December 2024, SpArC Theatre Bishop’s Castle
£23.00


Mick has been well known on the British jazz scene since 1980, recording more than 100 CDs as well as providing music for film and television.


SpArC Theatre, Brampton Rd, Bishops Castle.

Shirley Smart Trio at Clun Valley Jazz, SpArC Theatre,  Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.

Date: Saturday, November 09, 2024

Featuring: Shirley Smart

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From;
https://clunvalleyjazz.com/whats-on/p/shirley-smart-trio-9th-november-sparc-theatre-bishops-castle


Shirley Smart Trio - 9th November, SpArC Theatre Bishop’s Castle
£23.00
SpArC Theatre, Brampton Rd, Bishops Castle.


Clun Valley Jazz welcomes this incredible collective back to Bishop’s Castle for another amazing night. Shirley is one of the best improvising cellists in the UK, flanked by John Crawford on piano and Demi Garcia Shabat on drums.

Loz Speyer’s Inner Space Quintet at Clun Valley Jazz, SpArC Theatre, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Featuring: Loz Speyer’s Inner Space

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From;
https://clunvalleyjazz.com/whats-on/p/loz-speyers-inner-space-quintet-14th-september-sparc-theatre-bishops-castle


Loz Speyer’s Inner Space Quintet - 14th September,  SpArC Theatre Bishop’s Castle
£23.00


Loz Speyer brings together an astonishing collecting of musicians to form the Inner Space Quintet, challenging each distinctive voice to make itself known within this immediate, captivating music. Featuring Loz Speyer on trumpet & flugelhorn, Dee Byrne on alto saxophone, Josephine Davies on tenor saxophone, Oli Brice on double bass and Gary Willcox on drums.


SpArC Theatre, Brampton Rd, Bishops Castle.

Josephine Davies Satori Trio at Clun Valley Jazz, SpArC Theatre Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024

Featuring: Josephine Davies

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From;
https://clunvalleyjazz.com/whats-on/p/josephine-davies-trio-satori-10th-august-2024-sparc-theatre-bishops-castle

Josephine Davies Trio Satori - 10th August 2024, SpArC Theatre Bishop’s Castle
£23.00


Satori’s irrepressible ensemble defies categorisation, instead shifting deftly through various imaginative soundscapes according to where the shared inspiration takes them. Featuring Dave Whitford on double bass, Dave Madden on drums and Josephine Davies on saxophone.


SpArC Theatre, Brampton Rd, Bishops Castle.

Jay Phelps Sextet at Clun Valley Jazz, SpArC Theatre, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024

Featuring: Jay Phelps

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https://clunvalleyjazz.com/whats-on/p/jay-phelps-sextet-13th-july-2024-sparc-theatre-bishops-castle


Jay Phelps Sextet - 13th July 2024, SpArC Theatre Bishop’s Castle
£23.00


Jay Phelps has curated an exceptional show that brings together the best of Miles Davis from 1958 and 1959.


Prior to the release of Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time, Miles was busy in the studio, working with the same line-up of musicians: (Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb). In 1958, the year before Kind of Blue, the album called ’58 Miles was released and set the stage for the birth of the world’s greatest jazz album of all time the following year. These albums defined the ground-breaking approach to the art of improvisation.


SpArC Theatre, Brampton Rd, Bishops Castle

Colosseum + Soft Machine double bill at 229, London.

Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2024

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Progressive Jazz Rock Legends COLOSSEUM + SOFT MACHINE

 

Colosseum came to fame in 1969 when the band led by legendary drummer Jon Hiseman released its debut album Those Who Are About To Die Salute You. Best selling studio albums followed, notably Valentyne Suite (1969) and The Daughter of Time is Truth (1970). Changes in personnel saw the arrival of the soulful Chris Farlowe, famed for his Sixties chart hit Out Of Time and Clem Clempson, the young blues guitar virtuoso and vocalist and bass player Mark Clarke. However, the group broke up in 1971 and the musicians went their separate ways.

 


Named after the William S. Burroughs novel The Soft Machine, the Canterbury-scene legends Soft Machine were formed by Daevid Allen, Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, & Robert Wyatt in 1966. Soft Machine shared the stage with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, Frank Zappa and more. A series of incredible albums were released before the band split in 1978.

 

Tickets here;
https://www.seetickets.com/event/colosseum-soft-machine/229/2995486

 

63rd Jazz a Juan Festival, Juan-les -Pins, Cote D’Azur, France.

Dates: Monday, July 08, 2024 - Thursday, July 18, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

More details

Guest contributor Colin May has forwarded the following information;


The Line up has been announced for this summer’s 63rd   Jazz A Juan

Marcus Miller, Joshua Redmond and Chris Potter are among the stars lined up for this year’s Jazz A Juan from the 8th to 18th of July .It will be Miller’s 15th appearance at the annual festival at Juan-les -Pins on the Cote D’Azur since his debut in 1996.

 

Joshua Redmond who appears on the same night as Miller is expected to have with him young vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa who features on his latest release and his first for Blue Note, and Chris Potter will lead a line-up of Brad Mehldau, John Patitucci and Jonathan Blake.

 

An Afro Caribbean night has been programmed with Cuban musicians El Comité and bassist Avashi Cohen’s Banda Iroko project. There’s a jazz take on the music of the Grateful Dead, trumpeter Eric Truffaz and rising funk stars Scary Pockets. Global music superstar Youssou N’Dour also is appearing .

 

The traditional French National Day free concert this year squeezes four acts into what’s usually a two act a night format with appearances by a Japanese pianist , a Chinese trumpeter, a French vocal group and an all female New Orleans brass band before the firework display.

 

Running alongside the main festival, and continuing after will be the hour long free Jammin’ Summer Sessions featuring emerging bands. Many of these will have gained selection by impressing at the previous November’s Jammin’ Juan Jazz Market which was reviewed in these pages Jammin’ Juan 2023, Palais Des Congress,
https://www.thejazzmann.com/features/article/jammin-juan-2023-palais-des-congress-juan-les-pins-france-8th-to-10th-november-2023
The line-up for the Summer Sessions will be announced in June.

 

For more details on the Jazz A Juan line up:
Jazz à Juan - International Jazz Festival in Juan-les-Pins (http://www.jazzajuan.com)

 

G*Funk at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Dates: Friday, December 27, 2024 - Monday, December 30, 2024

Venue

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

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

More details

From;
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/gfunk


G*Funk
PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)
Now firmly established as the best possible cure for the post-Christmas blues, G*Funk are back once again to keep the holiday spirit going with a selection of fantastic Soul, Blues, Rock and Funk covers that are guaranteed to put you in the party mood. An unmissable chance to see world class musicians cut loose and play a selection of classic tunes.
£39.00

 

27 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
28 December 2024 12:00pm 1:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
28 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
29 December 2024 12:00pm 1:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
29 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
30 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00

Acoustic Alchemy, December residency at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Dates: Monday, December 16, 2024 - Monday, December 23, 2024

Venue

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

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

More details

From;
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/acoustic-alchemy


Acoustic Alchemy
PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)


For over two decades Acoustic Alchemy have been packing out Dean Street with their legendary December shows. After a three years that has seen their new album Thirty Three and a Third receive both critical acclaim and chart and radio success and touring the world the band are back in London to play their unique blend of jazz, funk, reggae and blues. These shows are always a highlight of the year and often sell out fast so book early to avoid disappointment!


Acoustic Alchemy have spent over a quarter century making music and in that time they have not only received critical acclaim for their albums (including three Grammy nominations), but also have built a reputation for being one of the most exciting live bands in the business.


For the last decade the band lineup has been made up of Greg Carmichael on nylon guitar, Miles Gilderdale on steel string acoustic and electric guitars, Fred White on keyboards and the powerhouse rhythm section of Greg Grainger on drums and his brother, Gary Grainger on bass.


Despite a tragic setback in the late 1990s and the inherent challenges of the 21st century music industry – the group has assembled and sustained a vast and loyal following that stretches well beyond their U.K. origins.

 

https://www.acousticalchemy.co.uk/


Band Lineup;
Greg Carmichael (guitar)
Miles Gilderdale (guitar)
Jay Rowe (keyboards)
Greg Grainger (drums)
Gary Grainger (bass)


16 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
17 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
18 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
19 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
20 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
21 December 2024 12:00pm 1:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
21 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
22 December 2024 12:00pm 1:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
22 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00
23 December 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £39.00

Hejira – Celebrating Joni Mitchell at Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024

Featuring: Hejira featuring Hattie Whitehead

More details

From;
https://musicspokenhere.club/event/hejira/


Hejira – Celebrating Joni Mitchell
June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 


Celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell featuring Hattie Whitehead in a formidable 7-piece band
Hejira is a 7-piece band set up to celebrate and honour the masterpiece works of Joni Mitchell, mostly from the late ‘70s. Having released the albums ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’, ‘Hejira’, ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’ and ‘Mingus’  (regarded as her ‘jazz period’), Joni then toured briefly with a band formed from the crème de la crème of contemporaneous jazz musicians (Metheny, Mays, Brecker, Pastorius and Alias). The tour was recorded, producing the outstanding live album, ‘Shadows And Light’; it is from this album that the band Hejira is drawing the body of its repertoire. Comprising highly experienced jazz musicians, this band is fronted by the brilliant Hattie Whitehead who not only has – in her own way – assimilated the poise, power and beauty of Joni’s vocals, but also plays guitar with Joni’s stylistic mannerisms. Expect an evening of the ‘great’ songs from Mitchell’s back catalogue, such as ‘Amelia’, ‘Woodstock’, ‘A Case Of You’, ’Song For Sharon’ and ‘Edith And The Kingpin’.


Hattie is joined by Ollie Weston (tenor & soprano saxophones), Chris Eldred (keyboards), Pete Oxley (guitar), Dave Jones (bass), Rick Finlay (drums) and Marc Cecil (percussion)

 

TICKETS
Music Spoken Here prides itself in offering exceptional live music experiences in Worcester at a price affordable to you. Our fortnightly events at The Marr’s Bar are ticketless, just show up on the night and pay what you can afford on the door.
The suggested contribution for this event is £10-15.
You can find out more about our admission and membership options at A New Approach
https://musicspokenhere.club/a-new-approach/

 

VENUE
The Marrs Bar
12 Pierpoint Street
Worcester,
Worcestershire WR1 1TA
Phone
(01905) 613336

 

ORGANISER
Music Spoken Here
Phone
07989745955
Email
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Curved Air at The 100 Club, London.

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2024

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Curved Air are a pioneering English progressive rock group formed in 1970 by musicians from mixed artistic backgrounds, including classical, folk, and electronic sound. The resulting sound of the band was a mixture of progressive rock, folk rock, and fusion with classical elements.

 

Along with High Tide and East of Eden, Curved Air were one of the first rock bands after It’s a Beautiful Day, The Flock and The United States of America to feature a violin.

 

Curved Air released eight studio albums, the first three of which broke the UK Top 20, and had a hit single with Back Street Luv which reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart.


Tickets here;
https://www.seetickets.com/event/curved-air/100-club/2946039


100 Club,
100 Oxford Strett
London W1D 1LL.

‘Beyond the Bassline’, 500 years of Black music in Britain exhibition at The British Library, London.

Dates: Friday, April 26, 2024 - Monday, August 26, 2024

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We have received the following press release;


First exhibition to document 500 years of Black music in Britain opens at the British Library this spring.


Beyond the Bassline (26 April – 26 August 2024) is the first major exhibition to document 500 years of Black music in Britain

Events with Joan Armatrading, Eddy Grant and No Signal confirmed with more to be revealed

 

New works by Touching Bass, Jukebox Collective, Rastafari Movement UK Wellbeing, Friendly Pressure and Khadijah Ibrahiim explore music as a vehicle for community


Beyond the Bassline (26 April – 26 August 2024) at the British Library is the first major exhibition to document the 500-year musical journey of African and Caribbean people in Britain. Inspired by the British Library’s sound archive, the exhibition explores the people, spaces and genres that have transformed the landscape of British music.

 

Traversing musical genres, from classical, gospel and jazz through to reggae, jungle and afroswing, Beyond the Bassline charts the influence of Black British musicians, creatives and entrepreneurs on popular music since the 16th-century. It also considers the role emerging technologies and the internet have played in creating, listening to and sharing music.

 

The exhibition spotlights the spaces – physical, digital and symbolic – that have cultivated creative expression and inspired a number of Black British music genres, from The Reno in Manchester, Bristol’s Bamboo Club, Scottish club night The Reggae Klub and The Four Aces in London, to carnivals, community centres and record shops across the country.

 

Encompassing more than 200 exhibits, Beyond the Bassline features:

 

Audiovisual material, from interviews with activist Amy Ashwood Garvey, calypsonian Lord Kitchener and musician Fela Kuti to performances by singer Shirley Bassey, pianist Winifred Atwell and saxophonist Joe Harriott, and footage from the MOBO Awards and BBC One’s Top of the Pops.

 

Ephemera and memorabilia including a t-shirt from the Reggae Klub, one of the earliest reggae nights in Scotland, posters, signs and photographs from the Bamboo club in Bristol and The Four Aces in London, and objects retrieved from the demolished basement of The Reno in Manchester.

 

Costumes, including a dress worn by Patti Flynn, co-founder of the Butetown Bay Jazz Heritage Festival and the Black History Month movement in Wales, on her 1970s tour.

 

Visual art including The Lion of Judah Roars in his Head (1977) by Errol Lloyd, Night Owls (1995) by Denzil Forrester, Sounds Yellow (2009) by Sir Frank Bowling and imagery documenting the evolution of grime by acclaimed photographer Simon Wheatley.

 

Musical instruments including a double bass belonging to Gary Crosby, founding member of Jazz Warriors and a 1950s steelpan on loan from the Horniman Museum.

 

Equipment including Ludwig van Beethoven’s tuning fork, which he presented to violinist George Bridgetower in 1803, sound engineer King Tubby’s Hometown Hi-Found and Mighty Ruler’s 1960s sound systems, plus a Sony Walkman WM B-10, Telepathy Tape Pack and Nokia 3310.

 

Manuscripts and books including a handwritten letter by 19th century opera singer Amanda Aldridge, also known as Montague Ring and published letters by 18th century composer Ignatius Sancho.


To accompany Beyond the Bassline there will be a rich programme of public events, including live performances, club takeovers by No Signal (26 April), Touching Bass (3 May and 12 July) and Queer Bruk (21 June), as well as in conversation events with eminent singer-songwriters Eddy Grant (26 April) and Joan Armatrading (18 June), with more to be revealed.

 

Visitors to Beyond the Bassline will also get to see a new, specially commissioned film. iwoyi: within the echo (2024) is a five-channel 10-minute film and sound installation exploring the radical potential of Black British music to manifest reparative futures. Directed by Tayo Rapoport and Rohan Ayinde in collaboration with the South London-based musical movement and curatorial platform Touching Bass, the film is produced by NOIR and has an original score made by Melo-Zed.

 

New soundscapes, artworks and films exploring Black British identity through the medium of music feature throughout the exhibition and have been created by community-rooted, youth-led group Jukebox Collective, charitable enterprise and network Rastafari Movement UK Wellbeing, bespoke loudspeaker system Friendly Pressure and literary activist, theatre maker and published writer, Khadijah Ibrahiim.

 

Curated by Dr Aleema Gray at the British Library in collaboration with Mykaell Riley at the University of Westminster, Beyond the Bassline follows a three-year partnership to research, foreground and reposition six centuries of African musical contributions to the UK.

 

Dr Aleema Gray, lead curator of Beyond the Bassline at the British Library, said:
‘The exhibition represents a timely opportunity to broaden our understanding of Black British music and situate it within a historical conversation. Black British music is more than a soundtrack. It has formed part of an expansive cultural industry that transformed British culture.’


Associate Professor Mykaell Riley, guest curator of Beyond the Bassline at the British Library and Director of The Black Music Research Unit at the University of Westminster, said: ‘
This is British history, this is popular music. And the exhibition is not an end point but the beginning of a new positioning of Black British music, within academic research and high art spaces.’

 

There will be panel displays and events at public libraries across the UK, arranged through the Living Knowledge Network, with each library’s collection, regional connections and local music scene at the core, to help tell a national story about Black music in Britain.

 

Beyond the Bassline tickets are on general sale from today (http://www.beyondthebassline.seetickets.com/) and cost £15 with concessions available. There will be Pay What You Can days on the first Wednesday of every month.


About the British Library
We are the national library of the UK and we are here for everyone. Our shelves hold over 170 million items – a living collection that gets bigger every day. Although our roots extend back centuries, we aim to collect everything published in the UK today, tomorrow and far into the future. Our trusted experts care for this collection and open it up for everyone to spark new discoveries, ideas and to help people do incredible things
We have millions of books, and much more besides. Our London and Yorkshire sites hold collections ranging from newspapers and maps to sound recordings, patents, academic journals, as well as a copy of every UK domain website and blog. Our public spaces provide a place to research, to meet friends, to start up a new business or simply to get inspired by visiting our galleries and events. We work with partners and libraries across the UK and the world to make sure that as many people as possible have the chance to use and explore our collections, events and expertise. And we’re always open online.

 

About the University of Westminster
The University of Westminster offers a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 21,000 students from nearly 170 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas. The University ranked in the top 20 in the UK and in the top 30 in the world for international students, according to the Times Higher World University Ranking 2024.
The University has also been recognised as one of the top 15% out of over 1,400 universities globally for its work on contributing to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). We also rank 2nd for social mobility among English universities, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and educational charity the Sutton Trust. Established as London’s first polytechnic in 1838, we have, from our earliest days, opened our doors to provide educational opportunities to people regardless of their background and supported them on their journey to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses which are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 186-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly Politics, Media, Art and Design, Architecture and Biomedical Sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law. Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Global engagement, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

 

Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival 2024, Moseley Park, Birmingham.

Dates: Friday, July 12, 2024 - Sunday, July 14, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

More details

We have received the following press release regarding this event;


Birmingham’s Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival 2024 announce Phase 2 line-up
Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July 2024
Birmingham UK

 

LEFTFIELD
YUSSEF DAYES
THE BLACKBYRDS
JAMES LAVELLE | MR SCRUFF | DAWN RICHARD | MUNGO’S HI FI | JAMES HUNTER   | RYAN HOPE + MORE

 

Leftfield, Yussef Dayes and The Blackbyrds are among the headline acts set to join the previously announced Kool and The Gang at Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival (Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July 2024).

 

Other acts heading to the Birmingham festival’s main stages include Mo’Wax and Unkle’s James Lavelle (DJ set), Mr Scruff, Glaswegian soundsystem Mungo’s Hi Fi with Marina P, Grammy-nominated James Hunter, primordial groovers Thumpasaurus, New Orleans’ dynamo Dawn Richard, and Ezra Collective’s Ife Ogunjobi.

 

Formed in 1988, Leftfield (Friday) quickly became one of the most influential and innovative dance music acts of all time. 1995’s Leftism and 1999’s Rhythm and Stealth were both Mercury Music Prize nominees, solidifying their position as true pioneers.

 

Revered multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Yussef Dayes’ (Saturday) debut solo album, Black Classical Music, made an instant impact when it dropped last autumn, prompting two BRIT Award nominations (for best new Artist and Best Alternative Act). Yussef is widely recognised as one of the most electrifying live performers of his generation.

 

Assembled by legendary Donald Byrd in 1973, The Blackbyrds (Saturday) laid the foundations for the jazz-funk movement. With such tracks as Do It Fluid, Walking In Rhythm, Happy Music and the iconic Rock Creek Park, their music has been widely sampled by such acts as De La Soul and Massive Attack. Recently celebrating their 50th anniversary, their line-up is led by original members Keith Killgo and Joe Hall.

 

Other acts heading to Mostly Jazz include Ryan Hope (one third of Gabriels), multi-instrumentalist corto.alto, Jorja Smith labelmates Bricknasty, Canadian hip hop collective Super Duty Tough Work, London-based soul ensemble Wonder 45, and Luke Una, plus leading West Midlanders Leftfoot (hosting their own stage), Neone The Wonderer, The Atlantic Players, Ella More, Isla Wolfe, and Alex Polack.

 

They join the already announced Sunday headliners Kool and The Gang, along with DJ Craig Charles, and Nubiyan Twist.

 

John Fell, Mostly Jazz’s Festival Manager, said: “With one of the most influential electronic acts, Leftfield, opening on Friday, the BRIT nominated Yussef Dayes with us on Saturday, with the legendary R&B/funk pioneers Kool and The Gang closing on Sunday, we have one of the most varied Mostly Jazz line-ups so far. And we still have a couple special guests to announce yet – so keep an eye out for news on those soon.”

 

Set in the idyllic Moseley Park, just two miles outside of Birmingham city centre, Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival has built a strong reputation for presenting iconic and up-and-coming artists in an intimate outdoor setting.

 

Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival runs from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July 2024 at Moseley Park and Pool, Moseley, Birmingham. Tickets on sale from Friday 23 February 2024, 10am. See: http://www.mostlyjazz.co.uk

 

LISTINGS


Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July 2024
Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival
Moseley Park and Pool, 93b Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8DD
Website: http://www.mostlyjazz.co.uk


Social media:
http://www.facebook.com/mostlyjazz
http://www.x.com/mostly_jazz
http://www.instagram.com/mostly_jazz/
#mostlyjazz

 

Tickets:
Adult Day: £65 + booking fees
Under 18 Day: £32 + booking fees
Family Day: £160 + booking fees
Adult Weekend: £169 + booking fees
Family Weekend: £370 + booking fees
Under 18 Weekend: £65 + booking fees
Under 12: Free

 

FRIDAY 12 JULY 2024
Leftfield
Dawn Richard
James Lavelle (DJ set)
Ryan Hope (Gabriels)
Mr Scruff
Bricknasty
Ella More
NBHD House Band x Neone The Wonderer


Leftfoot presents: Official After Party
Fila Brazillia (DJ set) + guests
Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham

 

SATURDAY 13 JULY 2024
Yussef Dayes
The Blackbyrds
Thumpasaurus
Luke Una
Homoelectric
The Atlantic Players
Sofia Grant
Super Duty Tough Work
Knats
Ashley Allen & Friends
Isla Wolfe
Band: Together


Leftfoot presents: Official After Party
Leftfoot Allstars + guests
Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham

 

SUNDAY 14 JULY 2024
Kool and The Gang
Craig Charles
Mungo’s HiFi x Marina P
Nubiyan Twist
James Hunter
Cherise
Ife Ogunjobi
Wonder 45
corto.alto
The Filthy Six
Ni Maxine
The Alex Polack Quartet and The Ibaia String Quartet


Further artists to be announced.

 

ABOUT MOSTLY JAZZ FUNK AND SOUL FESTIVAL
Debuting in 2010, Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival is a diverse, vibrant festival, celebrating ground-breaking, innovative UK music alongside international trailblazers. Held in Moseley Park, a stunning 11-acre woodland glade in the heart of Moseley Village, the festival is just two miles from the centre of Birmingham, yet is a world away from city life. With sloping grounds, creating a natural amphitheatre in front of the beautiful lake, it’s the perfect setting for a festival. Each year Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul brings incredible artists, workshops, arts, crafts, and a selection of Birmingham’s most loved street food and drinks vendors to Moseley, for one epic party weekend.

 

Previous headliners include Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Public Enemy, Gregory Porter, Chaka Khan, De La Soul, Bonobo, The Specials, The Wailers, Goldie, Fat Freddy’s Drop and KC and The Sunshine Band.

 

La Vie En Rose, gypsy jazz quartet at Bridgwater Arts Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset.

Date: Saturday, December 07, 2024

More details

Promoter Roger Collett has forwarded the following information regarding this event;


BRIDGWATER ARTS CENTRE
CASTLE STREET TA6 3DD


SAT. DECEMBER 7th 8.00pm (doors 7.00 pm)

 

LA VIE EN ROSE
GYPSY JAZZ PAR EXCELLENCE
CONJURING UP THE MOOD OF 1930’s PARIS AND FUSED WITH FLAVOURS OF EASTERN EUROPE, THE QUARTET BRING YOU IRRESISTIBLE RHYTHMS AND EVOCATIVE MELODIES IN ORDER TO CREATE A HEART WARMING HIP SWINGING SOUND JOIN THEM ON A VOYAGE OF DELIGHT. A FOOT-TAPPING WHIRL OF EXPRESSIVE ENERGY


RESERVED SEATS £15.00 from the BOX OFFICE OPEN WEEKDAYS 10.00 am – 3.00pm
TEL 01278 422700 OR ONLINE
http://www.bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk


Supporting the Hospital League of Friends

‘Four Hands, One Piano’ feat. Mike Denham & Julian Phillips at Bridgwater Arts Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2024

More details

Promoter Roger Collett has forwarded the following information regarding this event;


BRIDGWATER ARTS CENTRE
CASTLE STREET TA6 3DD


SAT. OCTOBER 12th 8.00pm ( doors 7.00pm)


4 HANDS – 1 PIANO
THE MASTER OF RAGTIME MIKE DENHAM MEETS THE PROFESSOR OF BOOGIE WOOGIE JULIAN PHILLIPS, TO PLAY AN EVENING OF BRILLIANT MUSICIANSHIP. RAGTIME A SYNCOPATED PROPULSIVE MUSICAL STYLE OF THE EARLY 20th CENTURY BLENDS PERFECTLY WITH BOOGIE- WOOGIE A GENRE OF BLUES MUSIC FROM THE 1920’s AND 30’s TO OFFER A SCINTILLATING ARRANGEMENT
OF MUSIC FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.


RESERVED SEATS £15.00 FROM THE BOX OFFICE OPEN WEEKDAYS 10.00 am-3.00pm
01278 422700 OR ONLINE
http://www.bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk


Supporting the Hospital League of Friends

‘Memories of Mardi Gras’ feat. Chris Walker Quintet at Bridgwater Arts Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset.

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024

More details

Promoter Roger Collett has provided the following information regarding this event;


BRIDGWATER ARTS CENTRE
CASTLE STREET TA6 3DD

 

SAT JULY 13th 8.00 pm ( doors 7.00 pm)
MEMORIES OF MARDI GRAS
ACE REED PLAYER CHRIS WALKER LEADS A FINE QUINTET OF MUSICIANS TO PLAY GREAT WORKS FROM THE GOLDEN YEARS OF JAZZ. NUMBERS SUCH AS BOURBON STREET PARADE, OLD SHANTY TOWN, SWEET GEORGIA BROWN, YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE INTERSPERSED WITH AMUSING ANECDOTES WILL STIR UP HAPPY MEMORIES OF THAT ERA. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL !!!!


RESERVED SEATS £ 15.00 from the BOX
OFFICE open WEEKDAYS 10.00am – 3.00 pm
01278 422700 or online
http://www.bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk


Supporting the Hospital League of Friends

The Gaz Hughes Trio at Progress Theatre, Reading, Berkshire.

Date: Friday, June 21, 2024

Featuring: The Gaz Hughes Trio

More details

From;
https://www.jazzinreading.com/?p=22129&future=true


Jazz at Progress | The Gaz Hughes Trio: The Nuclear Bebopalypse Tour | Buy tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/progresstheatre/t-dvplxgn
Friday 21 June 2024 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £19.00 (£17.00 concessions, £10 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee.

 

Gaz Hughes drums
Andrzej Baranek piano
Gavin Barras double bass


The Gaz Hughes Trio: The Nuclear Bebopalypse Tour


Gaz Hughes is a renowned jazz drummer and band leader, who first gained wide public attention as the original drummer in the Matthew Halsall Band. He has played a significant role in the early recordings of the Gondwana label and has been a highlight on the album “On The Go”, which won the Best Jazz Album of the Year at the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards in 2012, and was nominated for the Best Jazz Album MOBO Awards in 2011.


As a sideman, Gaz has performed with an impressive array of jazz artists, both in the UK and internationally, including Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, Marshal Allen, Greg Abate, Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Mark Nightingale, Tony Kofi, Ian Shaw, and many others. Additionally, he has also collaborated with a number of rock and pop artists such as Patti Boulaye, Suzi Quatro, Ray Quinn, Rick Guard and Kristyna Myles.


In 2019, Gaz was voted fifth place in the British Jazz Awards. In 2020, he released his debut album as a band leader, “Plays Art Blakey”, featuring Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams and Dean Masser. The album was met with critical acclaim and was supported by a UK tour and extensive radio play. In May 2022, Gaz released a trio album “Beboperation” which was well received by audiences and critics. Following its success, the trio went back to the studio to record a follow-up album. In February 2023, Gaz released his third album as a band leader, entitled “Beboptical Illusion”, featuring mostly original compositions and representing a new direction for the trio.


The new album, Nuclear Bebopalypse, continues with original numbers inspired by the late 50’s Piano Trio format but with fresh twists. A recent promoter described the music as “Old School Jazz for the 21st Century” – which Gaz says sums up things perfectly.


On 21 June you will experience an exciting drum-led jazz combo with lashings of swing and effortless bebop improvisation. Review comments include:


“Incredible” – Ginger Baker


“An extremely tasteful and swinging straight ahead drummer, Hughes exhibits a no nonsense approach to his playing” – http://www.jazzviews.net


“They rarely deliver anything less than excellence and today topped just about everything that had preceded it. I feel sad for the squares who weren’t there” – Bebop Spoken Here


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

Buxton International Festival 2024, various venues, Buxton, Derbyshire.

Dates: Thursday, July 04, 2024 - Sunday, July 21, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

More details

04/12/2023 - We have received the following press release;


BUXTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (4-21 JULY 2024)
LAUNCHES FIRST WAVE OF TICKETS

 

Buxton International Festival (4-21 July 2024) launches its first wave of tickets. Early bird tickets for Carlos Acosta and discounted Jazz Weekender packages will be available from the Festival Box Office from 10am on Tuesday, 5 December 2023.


BUXTON DEBUT FOR CARLOS ACOSTA
Carlos Acosta brings his highly acclaimed show, ‘On Before’, to Buxton Opera House on Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 21 July 2024 at 7.30pm as part of an international tour presented by Norwich Theatre and Valid Productions.
The intensely personal evening of dance is created, directed and performed by the legendary Cuban dancer and features fellow dancer Laura Rodriguez. Guest choreographers include Russell Maliphant, Kim Brandstrup and Will Tuckett, alongside Acosta’s own choreography.
Tickets cost £20 - £60.

 

JAZZ WEEKENDER PACKAGES

 

Buxton’s Jazz Weekender Packages - Buxton’s all-day jazz “passes”, including traditional, contemporary, New Orleans, gospel and Afro-jazz - have proved hugely popular over the last two years. There are two discounted packages available from 5 December:

 

Jazz Weekender Plus: tickets include all jazz events from Thursday 4 July – Monday, 8 July, plus stall seats at Peter Brook’s La tragédie de Carmen in Buxton Opera House. Tickets cost £209.

 

Jazz Weekender tickets include all jazz events from Saturday, 6 July – Monday, 8 July. Tickets cost £160.


Gigs take place at Jazz at The Palace Hotel, Buxton Opera House and the Pavilion Arts
Centre. Stars include:

 

 Ian Shaw, 4 July
 Emily Brown Quartet, 5 July
 Hot Jazz Trio, 6 July
 Zoe Rahman Octet, 7 July
 An evening with New Orleans clarinettist Adrian Cox playing alongside a string quartet led by Gabriella Swallow and guest singer, Tommy Blaze (from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing) on 8 July.


BOX OFFICE
Tel: 01298 72190
http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

 

FESTIVAL TIMELINE
The full programme and festival brochure will be issued on Monday 26 February, with Priority Booking opening on 5 March and Public Booking on 2 April 2024.


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

Hopkins Hammond Trio at Kidderminster Jazz Club, St. Ambrose Paish Centre, Kidderminster, Worcs.

Date: Friday, July 05, 2024

More details

From;
https://www.kidderminsterjazzclub.co.uk/2023-2024-season-shows

Hopkins Hammond Trio
Kidderminster Jazz Club
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 @ 7:00PM St Ambrose Parish Centre , Leswell Street - DY10 1RP, Kidderminster
The classic jazz formation known as the ‘Organ Trio’ may be a new concept to you. If so, you will probably be delighted to know that it is not three organs but rather one organ (usually a Hammond organ), guitar and drums - three instruments that blend together to create a unique sound that can be very subtle or very powerful and everything in between.
Formed on a rare sunny day in Bristol, UK in 2016, this organ trio knew they were on to a winner after the first tune they played together. There is an undeniable chemistry between the three of them that is evident in everything they play. This could be well-known jazz standards, tunes by the likes of John Scofield and Pat Metheny or the trio’s own compositions.
Matt Hopkins – guitar Matt’s inventive and melodic guitar playing has been featured in groups as stylistically diverse as Andy Sheppard’s Hotel Bristol and Emily Wright & The Royals. He also takes the lead role in the “Music of Pat Metheny” project alongside pianist Dave Newton. Matt is also known as an instructor and educator, specialising in jazz improvisation.
Scott Hammond – drums Scott is probably best known for playing rock music with Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull all over the globe since 2010 but he’s not just a rocker. Jazz, especially in the organ trio setting, has always been close to Scott’s heart and this trio shows a more subtle side to his playing. In the jazz world, Scott has worked with Alan Barnes, Tina May, Herb Geller, Bobby Wellins, Jason Rebello, Pee Wee Ellis and many others.
Ruth Hammond - organ Ruth has many strings to her bow as she is equally adept on organ, piano, saxophones, accordion and vocals. After graduating from Leeds College of Music in 1998, she became Runner Up in the Young Jazz Musician of the Year (on tenor saxophone). She has released a solo album “All The Good Things” which features her singing her own songs.
£15.00

First Friday Of Each Month
Bring Your Own Drinks/Bottle