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Jazz Gigs & Events

Swing From Paris at Linton Village Hall, Linton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024

Featuring: Swing From Paris

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https://www.songkick.com/concerts/41541245-swing-from-paris-at-linton-village-hall

Friday 22 March 2024
Swing From Paris
Linton Village Hall, Ross-On-Wye, UK


Linton Village Hall
HR9 7rRXoss-On-Wye, UK
http://www.lintonvillage.com/home/whats-


Price: £15.00
Doors and bar open 7pm.
Performance 7.30pm - 9.30pm (including 20min interval).


http://www.swingfromparis.co.uk

Dave Jones Quintet at Swansea Jazz Club, CU Mumbles, Mumbles, Swansea.

Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Featuring: Dave Jones Quintet

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DAVE JONES QUINTET
Wednesday March 6th, 8pm

 


Welsh Jazz Pianist DAVE JONES, Celebrates his 60th Birthday touring with his Quintet & featuring tunes from the recent Sold out performance at Pizza Express. 
Playing the music of Kenny Garrett, plus some of Dave’s own compositions.
Piano : Dave Jones, Bass : Ashleigh John Long, Drums : Ryan Thrupp Sax : Ben Waghorn, Trumpet : Andy Hague


https://www.swanseajazzland.co.uk/


Cu Mumbles, 7 Castleton Walk Arcade, Newton Rd, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4AX

Kinga Glyk at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London.

Date: Monday, March 11, 2024

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https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/kinga-glyk-jazz-cafe-tickets/13872538?pl=JC

Kinga Glyk


Mon Mar 11 2024
7:00 PM
Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway Camden Town
London NW1 7PG


On the brink of releasing her 5th album “Real Life”, Polish bass extraordinaire Kinga Głyk heads to The Jazz Cafe for her first ever London show with her full live band. Prepare for innovative and dazzling riffs on modern jazz & blues music from one of the jazz world’s fastest rising stars.


Accompanied by a full live band, Polish bass extraordinaire and social media superstar Kinga Głyk brings the feel good energy to Jazz Cafe with her bold and status quo bending Bass Guitar revolution.


She came to fame after sharing her incredible cover of Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven and has continued to release ear warming covers alongside 5 original albums for an ever-growing audience. We are very excited to host Kinga’s first ever UK show this March.

George Coleman and special guests, 25th Anniversary Celebration at SMOKE Jazz Club, New York City, USA.

Dates: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - Sunday, April 14, 2024

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We have received the following press release;

SMOKE Jazz Club Kickstarts its 25th Anniversary Festivities with a Special Concert Series April 10-14

 

Ticketing + Information:
When: Wednesday-Sunday, April 10-14 @ 7:00 p.m. + 9:00 p.m. and additional 10:30 p.m. (Fri & Sat only). Doors open at 5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Where: SMOKE Jazz Club, 2751 Broadway (between 105/106th Streets), New York, NY, Train: 1 to 103rdStreet.
Tickets: In-Person $35-$55. Livestream $15. For more information and to make reservations, please visit http://www.smokejazz.com.
Rated the #1 jazz club in New York City (Secret NYC), SMOKE Jazz Club is thrilled to present the first of many 25th anniversary celebrations starting with George Coleman and special guests (Apr 10-14). NEA Jazz Master George Coleman opened the doors to SMOKE in April 1999, then christened its newly renovated space post-pandemic in July 2022, and returns in April to celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary. Joining Coleman are several special guests such as Joe Farnsworth who also inaugurated the SMOKE stage 25 years ago. This marks the beginning of year-round Silver Jubilee festivities to be announced soon. For the most updated calendar, please visit http://www.smokejazz.com.


Wed-Sun Apr 10-14 SMOKE’s 25th Anniversary Celebration featuring George Coleman and special guests


Wed + Sun only:
George Coleman – tenor saxophone
John Webber – bass
Emmet Cohen – piano
Joe Farnsworth – drums


Thu–Sat only:
George Coleman – tenor saxophone
John Webber – bass
Peter Bernstein – guitar
Michael Weiss – piano
Carl Allen – drums

“[Coleman] is still one of the most fluent and inventive tenor saxophonists around.” – The Guardian

SMOKE celebrates its 25th anniversary led by the legendary tenor saxophonist who launched the then-new club on its first night, April 9, 1999, the great George Coleman! Downbeat says, “When you hear the tenor sax of George Coleman, you know it’s him within a few notes. That deep spark of a tone evokes a time and place—be it his historic work with Max Roach, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis, or as a leader in his own right.” He is leading two exciting groups for the occasion; the first group bookends the engagement on Wednesday and Sunday with pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth—who also inaugurated the SMOKE stage 25 years ago. The middle three nights—Thursday, Friday, and Saturday—feature a band with guitarist Peter Bernstein, pianist Michael Weiss, bassist John Webber, and drummer Carl Allen.


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

Partikel Trio / Natalie Rosario at Shrewsbury Jazz Network, The Hive Music & Media Centre, Shrewsbury.

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Featuring: Partikel

Venue

The Hive, Shrewsbury

5 Belmont,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire.
UK

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Partikel Trio/Natalie Rosario
April 13th £23/£12 U22


Duncan Eagles (saxophones)
Max Luthert (double bass)
Eric Ford (drums percussion)


Natalie Rosario (cello)

Glasshouse at FOIST Unusual Sounds, The Newnham Club, Newnham on Severn, Glos.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024

Featuring: Glasshouse

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John Franks of Glasshouse writes;

We have a gig at FOIST Unusual Sounds, Newnham Club near Gloucs on 22nd March, if you happen to be in the area.


https://newnhamclub.co.uk/


Newnham Club, High Street, Newnham, GL14 1BS
Call us: 01594 516379
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FOIST Unusual Sounds
https://www.facebook.com/groups/681186787531278/


GLASSHOUSE
https://glasshouse4.bandcamp.com/music


Lee Relfe: Saxophones
James Hancock-Evans: Piano and Keyboards
John Franks: Drums and Percussion

Ubunye + Munto Valdo at Derby Jazz, The Hound Dog, Derby.

Date: Friday, March 08, 2024

Featuring: Ubunye

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UBUNYE
The HOUND DOG
Fri. March 8th 8pm
£15 (including the Late Show)

Ubunye (one ness) unites singers from Kwa Zulu Natal with musicians from Leeds in an inspirational blend of styles and cultures. High energy beats and traditional vocal sounds combine with Jazz and Gospel and morph into new contemporary styles.
“ A really crowd pleasing show from Ubunye at Hull Jazz Festival. Full of life, love and vitality that completely lifts the spirit that joins audience and performers into one. “ – David Porter, Director Hull Jazz Festival.
“Ubunye is a joyous celebration, and proof, should it be needed, of the creative energy and unity possible when cultures meet through the medium of music. Rejoicing in their wide-ranging backgrounds, ages and styles, they were a surefire hit with the Manchester Jazz Festival audience, uplifting the soul with their close vocal harmonies, undulating rhythms, and affirmative lyrics, and with a powerful facility to reach and affect listeners far beyond the reaches of jazz.” – Steve Mead, Artistic Director, Manchester Jazz Festival

 

MUNTU VALDO
Fri. March 8th late show 10pm
£11
Sawa blues is the term that Muntu Valdo himself has coined for his own music, and at the root of many songs is a rhythmic and melodic sensibility that flows from the rich wellspring of timeless Cameroonian folk music, but this base is enriched by a wide range of idioms that are part of the African Diaspora, from Brazilian samba to American soul and jazz. If, on accasion, Muntu Valdo recalls the iconic Tres Pontas troubadour Milton Nascimento that may well be because he has found a way into his world through the motherland roots upon which it stands.


WELCOME TO
The HOUND DOG
OUR WEEKLY VENUE
at 6 FRIAR GATE DE1 1BU
DERBY JAZZ NIGHTS FEATURE TWO SHOWS. YOUR EARLY SHOW (8PM) TICKET ALSO GETS YOU INTO THE LATE SHOW (10PM) OR YOU CAN JUST COME FOR THE LATE SHOW FOR £11

 

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/


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

Raph Clarkson’s Equal Spirits, album launch at Rich Mix, London E1.

Date: Saturday, May 04, 2024

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From;
https://richmix.org.uk/events/equal-spirits-wise-and-waiting-album-launch/

 

EQUAL SPIRITS PRESENTS
EQUAL SPIRITS – WISE AND WAITING ALBUM LAUNCH
SAT 4 MAY
7.30pm
The Stage
£12

 

Celebrate the launch of Wise and Waiting, a genre defying collaborative album between South African and UK artists, with a night of live performances.
Led by composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Raph Clarkson, the band weave together South African spiritual jazz, ambient improv, bursts of old-school hip-hop and gospel-infused grooves, with sung and spoken languages from Zulu to English.


A celebration of the profound and beautiful contribution made by South African musicians to British jazz and improvised music, the live sharing will feature Durban-born baritone vocalist Xolani Mbatha, Raph Clarkson on vocals and trombone, Chris Batchelor on trumpet, Phil Merriman on keys, Riaan Vosloo on bass and drummer Yuval Wetzler.


Box Office & Enquiries 020 7613 7498


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RICH MIX, 35-47 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD, LONDON E1 6LA.


‘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.

 

Stacey Kent at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Dates: Tuesday, May 07, 2024 - Sunday, May 12, 2024

Featuring: Stacey Kent

Venue

Ronnie Scott’s, London

47 Frith Street
Soho, London
W1D 4HT

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From;
https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/find-a-show/stacey-kent


Stacey Kent
7th – 12th May 2024

 

Grammy nominated, platinum-selling artist, Stacey Kent returns with saxophonist/composer/arranger, Jim Tomlinson and pianist, Art Hirahara.  Stacey will be showcasing her new chart-topping album, Summer Me, Winter Me.


Ticket prices
£50 – £65


Line-up
STACEY KENT – vocals
JIM TOMLINSON – saxes, flute
ART HIRAHARA – piano

 

The trio, whose translucent sound has filled concert halls across 4 continents over a yearlong, 20-country tour, continues to perform its whirlwind schedule, now showcasing the release of Stacey’s new album, Summer Me, Winter Me which went straight to the top of the jazz charts in November 2023.  It includes her iconic performance of If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas), with songs by Legrand, Jobim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and new originals from Jim Tomlinson and his songwriting partners, Kazuo Ishiguro and Cliff Goldmacher.


With over 2 million album sales, 500 million streams on Spotify and a host of awards including Best Vocal Album for I Know I Dream at the 2018 Jazz Japan Awards, Best Vocal Performance at the 2022 Jazz Music Awards, and the prestigious Prix Ella Fitzgerald at the 2023 Montreal Jazz Festival, Kent continues to be recognised as one of the world’s most distinctive and loved jazz singers.


“Stacey Kent…transforms songs into short stories that brim with passion, romance, and wonder. Lean into her muted declarations and Kent can bring the world to you”
The New York Times

An Evening with Kazuo Ishiguro and Stacey Kent at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London.

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2024

Featuring: Stacey Kent

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From;
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/literature-poetry/evening-kazuo-ishiguro-and-stacey-kent


An Evening with Kazuo Ishiguro and Stacey Kent
ACCESSIBLE
Sat 30 Mar, 7pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Literature & poetry
£20 ⁠–⁠ £30


Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro and world-renowned jazz singer Stacey Kent share crossovers and collaborations in their work, in an evening of words and music.

 


In a UK exclusive, the Southbank Centre and Faber Members present this evening to celebrate the publication of The Summer We Crossed Europe in the Rain: Lyrics for Stacey Kent by Kazuo Ishiguro.


Since 2007, Kazuo Ishiguro has written song lyrics for the award winning vocalist Stacey Kent, which were set to music by composer, saxophonist and producer Jim Tomlinson – a coming together of literary and musical worlds.


The lyrics are infused with a sense of yearning, melancholy, love and the romance of travel and liminal spaces – qualities which are further explored and enhanced in print by Bianca Bagnarelli’s exquisite illustrations.


In this unique event, Stacey Kent will perform a selection of Tomlinson-Ishiguro songs, with Jim Tomlinson on woodwinds and Art Hirahara on piano.


The evening will also feature a wide-ranging interview with Kazuo Ishiguro about the songs and how his lifelong interest in music has influenced the writing of his novels.

 

This event has a 15 minute interval at approximately 7.45pm.


Copies of The Summer We Crossed Europe in the Rain are available to purchase as an optional add-on for £12.99 (RRP £17.99) when you buy a ticket to the talk. The book must be collected on the night of the event, as we’re unable to distribute copies afterwards.


Dates & times
Sat 30 Mar, 7pm
Approximate run time: 2 hours.

The Casimir Connection album launch at St. Matthias Church,  Stoke Newington, London.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024

Featuring: The Casimir Connection

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https://www.wegottickets.com/event/603352

THE CASIMIR CONNECTION ALBUM LAUNCH
LONDON: St Matthias Church
Saturday 27th April, 2024
Door time: 7:00pm, Start time: 8:00pm
14 and over


Event Information


The Casimir Connection returns to the beautiful setting of St Matthias Church to celebrate the launch of their new album, Reflection, released by Caliban Sounds in association with One Little Independent Records.


The group features stellar musicians, including the internationally renowned pianist Alcyona Mick, and has received outstanding praise from critics and audiences alike.


‘An evening with The Casimir Connection is one never to forget; beautiful, expressive music with exciting creative improvisation. Cinematic and melodic, the music creates moments of magic and emotional release. Each piece tells a story or captures a mood or feeling’. (Audience member feedback August 2023)


Composer and saxophonist Diane McLoughlin’s ensemble, The Casimir Connection, explores the boundaries between classical and contemporary jazz. Featuring Diane McLoughlin on saxophones, Alcyona Mick on piano, Kit Massey on violin and Tim Fairhall on double bass, the music brings together elements of classical chamber composition and intense, sparkling improvisation. This mix contributes to the thoughtful and cinematic narrative of the compositions, creating intimacy and intensity, allowing space to explore sound and silence.


Iain Patterson in All About Jazz wrote of the band’s last album Cause and Effect:
‘Like a great landscape painting, the music reveals its details, its many layers, with repeated listening and contemplation. The Casimir Connection has tapped into a rich musical seam, one which could yet offer plenty more of this timeless, yet borderless music.’

 


The forthcoming album, Reflection, is a collection of experiences, stories and observations from the last few challenging years, created to appeal directly to the emotions and resonate with personal experience.


Quiet and brooding, serene and uplifting, with influences from Keith Jarrett to Bartok, The Casimir Connection upholds the integrity of both classical and contemporary jazz traditions, whilst creating something new and authentic.


A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available at £15 until 29th February 2024
From March 1st 2024 Tickets are £18


LONDON: St Matthias Church
Wordsworth Road
London
United Kingdom
N16 8DD


020 7923 2726


https://thecasimirconnection.com/

Alban Claret / Terence Collie Duo at Jazz on the Plaza Café Yukari, Kew, London.

Date: Sunday, March 31, 2024

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From Mood Indigo Events;


Easter Sunday 31 March 7.30pm
Jazz on the Plaza
Café Yukari, Kew

 

Alban Claret - Guitar
Terence Collie - Piano
£16 in advance, £18 on the door

 

A welcome return to MIE for acclaimed French guitarist Alban Claret playing duo with Terence Collie. What better way to spend an Easter Sunday evening!


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

Sam Leak’s Looking Glass at Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024

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https://musicspokenhere.club/events/


Sam Leak’s ‘Looking Glass’
April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Four heavyweights from the London jazz scene playing jazz fusion influenced by Holdsworth, Weather Report and John McLaughlin.
We’re excited to announce the return of Sam Leak to the Marr’s Bar stage, this time around with his own band ‘Looking Glass’. You may remember Sam from his performance with Francesco LoCastro back in May last year. (You’ve probably seen the back of his head in the photo of LoCastro’s band that we use a lot for Music Spoken Here promo!). When I discovered he has his own fusion band with Nick Linnik and Laurie Lowe (who have also appeared for us at The Marr’s Bar in Yolanda Charles’ Project PH), along with bassist Flo Moore, it was a no-brainer to get them on the Music Spoken Here program!
London-based jazz pianist Leak’s eponymous 2011 debut album was listed in MOJO Magazine as one of the ‘Top Ten International Releases of the Year.‘ The 2013 follow up, “Places,” was described by the Guardian’s John Fordham as ‘surefooted creativity… way beyond respectful expertise,’ and by BBC Music Magazine’s Daniel Spicer as ‘assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition, that knows exactly what it’s trying to do – and succeeds.’
In 2018 Leak released “Adrift”, a duet with New York’s Dan Tepfer, a long-time collaborator of legendary veteran saxophonist Lee Konitz. Of this album, The Wire’s Marcus O’Dair has said: “Sam Leak and Dan Tepfer are two of the best pianists of their generation, and their convergence on this recording is astonishing.” The New York City Jazz Record have described it as “magical” and “constantly evolving and engaging.”
Expect space-age textures, intense interaction, and virtuosic improvising. From contemporary soundscapes to infectious grooves, this lineup brings something fresh to the music while maintaining a deep connection with its roots.
‘One of the brightest stars in the Jazz piano galaxy, a heavenly improviser, and a brilliant prospect for the future.‘ – Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM
“Heavyweights of the British Jazz scene” – Jamie Callum, BBC Radio 2
“Multi-faceted and smart as a pin …of a very high order” – MOJO ★★★★
“the music is magical… constantly evolving and engaging…” – The New York City Jazz Record
“The Royal Academy of Music’s jazz programme has produced a remarkable crop of newcomers in recent times: notably the Mercury-nominated pianists Gwilym Simcock and Kit Downes. Now comes Sam Leak, an artist of comparable promise…Leak is a subtle storyteller who keeps the grooves and colours changing.” – John Fordham, The Guardian
Doors 8pm, show starts 8:30pm
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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Nye Banfield Quartet at Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024

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https://musicspokenhere.club/events/


Nye Banfield Quartet
March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Flavours of 60s Blue Note records, 90s Radiohead, pre-war Vaughan Williams and contemporary New York jazz combine to create an intensely engaging sound
Hailing from rural Leicestershire with Welsh roots, graduating from Trinity Laban via Junior Birmingham Conservatoire and now bringing a fresh perspective to South East London, Nye Banfield is a profoundly creative saxophonist and composer who paints visceral scenes from his life and the people around him. Nye has a love for classical music and a deep affection for all art which speaks with a raw honesty. Combining his influences from jazz icons Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Ambrose Akinmusire, and mentor Mark Lockheart, Nye concocts an audio-feast of fluid improvisation and rich composition, leading the listener on a vivid journey.
The rhythm section for this performance features virtuosos Robbie Moore on piano, Hamish Nockles-Moore on double bass and Ewan Moore on drums, who together hold the tools to set the stage and your ears alight. Coming off the back of powerful performances at Love Supreme Festival, Pizza Express and The 606 to name a few, Nye is taking his music on the road. Whether he’s directing a quartet, quintet or sextet, the group creates a gripping and intense experience that rips up the rule books and speaks from a combined beating heart.
Doors 8PM. Show starts 8:30PM
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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Headquarters of Groove at Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024

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Headquarters of Groove
March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Acid Jazz and Brazilian funk party vibes from this energetic West Midlands 7-piece
You won’t be able to sit still for this rare Saturday Music Spoken Here night at The Marrs Bar. Birmingham-based Headquarters of Groove had a great 2023 with several gigs at Hockley Social Club in Birmingham, two dates at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and a gig at the O2 Institute in Birmingham. This is a band that brings the dance to the floor with acid jazz, funk and latin favourites from Incognito, Brand New Heavies, Azymuth etc. along with a good supply of originals in the same groovy vein.
The lineup comprises André Bayliss (drums), Mahendra Patel (percussion), Ted Woodley (bass), Roy Linton (keys), Andy Thomas (guitar), John Sanderson (sax/flute) and Jodi Matthews (vocals).
Doors 8PM. Show starts 8:30PM
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 operated on a ticketless, ‘pay-what-you-can’ on the door model.
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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Slinky Machine at Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Date: Thursday, March 07, 2024

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https://musicspokenhere.club/

Slinky Machine
March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Progressive electric jazz fusion five-piece from the South West of England making their Midlands debut!
With the release of their album ‘Choose Your Froot’ in 2022 and opening for The Brand New Heavies at the Sidmouth and Rye Jazz & Blues festivals in 2023, Slinky Machine are on the ascent in the UK scene. We are delighted to bring this fantastic band up from the South West of England to play their repertoire of original compositions, fusion classics and re-workings of contemporary tunes for the first time in the West Midlands.
“Slinky Machine…WOW what an incredibly talented group of consummate professional musicians. These guys are in the ‘pocket’, know their craft and understand exactly how to entertain an expectant audience with ‘Funk Ladened Grooves’ that will get any audience on their feet dancing.” – Ian Bowden, Festival Director, Sidmouth & Rye International Jazz & Blues Festivals
Slinky Machine are Pete Earle (bass), John Robertson (guitar), Cameron MacDougall (drums), Caio Mamberti (percussion) and Ian Kindred (keys).
Doors 8PM. Show starts 8:30PM
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 operated on a ticketless, ‘pay-what-you-can’ on the door model.
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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Starlings at Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon.

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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Brecon Jazz Club has forwarded the following information regarding this event;


BRECON JAZZ CLUB - Tues 12th MARCH 8pm, the MUSE
Absolutely amazing band, STARLINGS, coming to us for a special night


We know these incredible musicians from performances at BJF now together in one brilliant lineup - expect freewheeling musical excellence, great improvisation and latin, jazz and funky grooves. A great way to get out and have a lovely evening in great company with Brecon Jazz Club at the Muse!


TICKETS:
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/breconjazz-jazzlivecymru/t-yamnvmo


STARLINGS: a top class lineup of musicians coming from Bristol.
Emma Holbrook (drums)
Ruth Hammond (keyboard)
Sophie Stockham-Brown (saxophone)
Lisa Cherian (percussion)


A very special band for a very special evening at Brecon Jazz Club: 12/03/24
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/breconjazz-jazzlivecymru/t-yamnvmo


http://www.breconjazz.org


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

 

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

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

Featuring: Various Artists

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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.

 

The Jake Leg Jug Band, Live Album Recording at The Green Note, Camden Town, London.

Date: Saturday, March 09, 2024

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From Warren James of The Jake Leg Jug Band;


The Jake Leg Jug band
LIVE ALBUM RECORDING


Come along and be a part of this LIVE ALBUM RECORDING at London’s prestigious GREEN NOTE, CAMDEN TOWN.


Saturday 9 March @ 7pm


Click here to book your tickets and be a part of this unique live album recording
https://www.greennote.co.uk/production/the-jake-leg-jug-band/

 

Green Note, 106 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN

 

http://www.greennote.co.uk


020 7485 9899


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The Gaz Hughes Trio at Kenilworth Jazz Club, Kenilworth Rugby Club, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

Date: Monday, March 04, 2024

Featuring: The Gaz Hughes Trio

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The Gaz Hughes Trio.


Gaz Hughes - Drums, Andrzej Baranek - Piano, Gavin Barras - Bass

 

KENILWORTH: RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
Monday 4th March, 2024
Door time: 7:30pm, Start time: 8:00pm
Tickets: £12.00, Students £6.00 available on the door or online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/610333/ (plus 10% booking fee)


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 5th 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 the follow-up album “Beboptical Illusion”. Throughout 2023, the band remained on a continuous tour. They persistently engage in the creation of fresh music and are set to unveil “Nuclear Bebopalypse” in 2024.


What the critics, promoters and musicians say:


“Incredible” – Ginger Baker


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


“Thoroughly entertained by top class musical talent”– Pershore Jazz


“Two superb sets from some of the UK’s finest Jazz musicians” - http://www.thejazzman.com


“Old school Jazz for the 21st Century” – Dale Bassett, Sonata Lounge

 

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

 

Secret Night Gang at Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024

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From;
https://musicspokenhere.club/event/secret-night-gang/

Secret Night Gang
May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 

Uplifting, transcendent, jazz-inflected street soul from Manchester


Come and join us as we celebrate two years of Music Spoken Here at The Marr’s Bar with a very special show from British street soul masters, Secret Night Gang. Formed by Manchester natives and childhood friends Kemani Anderson and Callum Connell, this 7-piece collective spread their uplifting, transcendent, and genre-blending street soul sound through dynamic melodies and jazz-inflected soul prowess, renewing the musical frontiers of the genres. released


Handpicked from Manchester’s vibrant live music scene in 2021 by legendary broadcaster, DJ, producer and label head Gilles Peterson, the band has been championed by a wide range of tastemakers, including Rolling Stone, Clash magazine, Jazz FM, Jamie Cullum and Bandcamp, just to mention a few. Their eponymous debut album in 2021 on Peterson’s Brownswood label was followed up last year with “Belongs on a Place Called Earth”, selling out shows at Ronnie Scott’s and the Jazz Cafe in London. They have also performed at the most progressive contemporary festivals including North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Primavera Sound, Love Supreme, We Out Here and Cross the Tracks.


Joining Kemani (vocals) and Callum (sax) will be Aaron Wood (trumpet), Nicola Guida (keys), Jack Duckham (guitar), Manny (bass) and Ruben Edwards (drums).


TICKETS
Music Spoken Here offers exceptional live music experiences in Worcester at a price affordable to you. Our fortnightly events at The Marr’s Bar are operated on a ticketless, ‘pay-what-you-can’ on the door model, which works well for most shows considering our typical audience size and venue capacity.
The suggested contribution for this event is £10-15.


For more popular shows like this where we may reach venue capacity, it is important that we monitor expected attendance to ensure the venue is adequately staffed and avoid turning people away at the door. We therefore request that you register interest in attending this event and we will provide regular updates by email. We will also provide updates through this event webpage, our mailing list and all our social media channels.


Music Spoken Here Club Members will be given priority if spaces become limited. 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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Steve Taylor’s Fusion Phew! at Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

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https://musicspokenhere.club/event/steve-taylors-fusion-phew/


Jazz-funk and fusion from world-class drummer featuring phenomenal guitarist and singer/songwriter Rosie Frater-Taylor.


Following the wonderful Music Spoken Here show from Rosie Frater-Taylor in December 2022, I was delighted to discover her parents have an outfit that includes Rosie in the line-up! I absolutely had to get them on our program and am totally stoked to finally be welcoming them to Worcester for the first time, following on from the release of Rosie’s new album Featherweight in February this year.


As premiered at EFG London Jazz Festival 2021, Steve Taylor’s Fusion Phew is the jazz / funk / fusion inspired line up from drummer Steve Taylor, described by Rhythm Magazine as “World class…a technician who grooves”. The band has collaborated with Omar and Ian Shaw to name a few. Prodigiously gifted singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, Rosie Frater-Taylor features alongside the luscious vocals of Josie Frater, sax maestro and Parliamentary Jazz Award winner Phil Meadows, keyboard virtuoso Neil Angilley and bassist Jonny Wickham (who appeared for us with Robert Castelli back in March 2023).


Expect homage to the likes of Gil Scott Heron, Al Jarreau plus Steve & Josie’s “sparkling” (Janey Lee Grace, BBC Radio 2) self-penned originals.


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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Laura Macdonald and Zoe Rahman Duo plus support Ben Shankland Trio at Traverse One, Edinburgh.

Date: Monday, April 08, 2024

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Soundhouse presents Laura Macdonald and Zoe Rahman - 8 April


Soundhouse presents Laura Macdonald and Zoe Rahman
Mon 8 April 2024

 

Soundhouse returns to Traverse One in April with a unique performance from one of contemporary jazz’s most inspired musical pairings: Scottish saxophonist Laura Macdonald and MOBO-winning pianist Zoe Rahman,thanks to support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.


Laura Macdonald has recorded with UK and US leading players such as the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, David Berkman and Donny McAuslin. In 2021, under the name Laura Michael, she participated in BBC’s Masterchef, securing a spot in the final six, and in the same year won Instrumentalist of the Year at the Scottish Jazz Awards. Zoe Rahman has ingrained herself in the contemporary jazz scene and alongside her individual achievements, has played and recorded with Courtney Pine, Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra, Martha Wainwright, and many more.


Zoe Rahman received the Ivor Novello Award for outstanding achievement in 2022. Throughout her career she has been influenced by her English, Irish and Bengali heritage, and written music with swing, lyricism, energy and intimacy. Her sound is drenched with originality and a jazz legitimacy that recognises her pedigree as a world class artist, composer and performer. Winner of the Perrier Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 1999, she has since picked up a MOBO, a Parliamentary Jazz Award and a Mercury Prize nomination. And, with her commitment to education and campaigning for greater female representation in instrumental jazz, she is inspiring a new generation with her experience, generosity and passion.


” Zoe shines as one of Britain’s most powerful compositional voices and important contemporary artists” – Ivors Academy


Laura Macdonald is one of the Scotland’s (and the UK’s) most prominent women in jazz. In a career spanning three decades she has gone from the Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra to Berklee School of Music in Boston to the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, to being a highly respected headlining player, recording artist, composer and educator. She won the inaugural Scottish Young Jazz Musician of the Year prize in 1997, a Take Five initiative award from the Jerwood Foundation in 2005, has been nominated twice for the Paul Hamlyn Composition Award, and won Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year at the Scottish Jazz Awards in 2021. In 2009 Laura was commissioned to write a new sextet suite that was premiered at Islay Jazz Festival and in 2010 collaborated with composer Tom Bancroft on a large scale piece called Band of Eden. In 2012 she was commissioned by the European Jazz Network as part of their 25 year anniversary celebrations and in 2014 she was commissioned as part of the 20 for 14 Commonwealth Games. She was also selected by the London Jazz Festival to write a duet piece with David Berkman to coincide with the release of her fourth release Duets.


“Whatever the material, Macdonald impresses, particularly on alto saxophone. She rides the fire of the cracking rhythm section with both grace and passion.”  Michael Tucker


Zoe and Laura’s concert will be supported by the Ben Shankland Trio. Edinburgh born pianist and composer Ben Shankland’s trio is an exciting new group on the UK jazz scene with a fresh and distinctive sound.


Laura Macdonald said:
“I am so excited to play with Zoe Rahman as part of this concert series. Every time Zoe and I play together our musical relationship and friendship develops. It truly is beautiful music that we have developed over years playing together. Both Zoe and I are filled with excitement to play at Traverse 1!”


Douglas Robertson and Jane-Ann Purdy, co-producers of this year’s Traverse One series said: “For decades the jazz world was dominated by male musicians, where often the only female present would be the vocalist. These two stunning players can hold their own alongside the best and have developed a powerful repertoire over the many years they’ve played together. This concert should not be missed.”



Laura Macdonald and Zoe Rahman live in Traverse 1
with support Ben Shankland Trio
Tickets: £16/£13

Date: Monday 8 April 2024

Doors open: 7:30pm | Music starts: 8pm (bar open from 7pm)

Location: Traverse One, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh


http://www.soundhouse.org.uk

 

The Soundhouse Organisation is a charitable body that promotes independent music. Since 2015, The Soundhouse Organisation has programmed music concerts at Edinburgh Tradfest (3-31 May 2024) and took over management of the whole Festival in 2019. The organisation is run on a day-to-day basis by Douglas Robertson and Jane-Ann Purdy and is backed by a group of trustees who are passionate about live music.
http://www.soundhouse.org.uk


Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland distributing funding provided by the Scottish Government and The National Lottery. Further information at creativescotland.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Learn more about the value of art and creativity in Scotland and join in at http://www.ourcreativevoice.scot

Orjan Hulten’s Orion at Corn Exchange Jazz Club, The Corn Exchange, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Featuring: Orjan Hulten Orion

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https://www.rosscornexchange.co.uk/events-one


Jazz Club with Hulten-Orion
Thursday, April 18, 2024
7:30 PM 9:30 PM
Örjan Hultén Orion

 

2009 was the starting point for Örjan Hultén’s band Orion. Focusing on newly written music,  Örjan wanted to find musicians who were up for collaborating and developing the music   together. The band has now been together for 14 years, during which time they have   released 6 albums and have been coined “trend setting”.


-It feels like we’ve only just started despite our 14 years together. Everything is possible, 
Örjan says.


This coming April, the quartet will embark on their third tour in England and they will also visit Germany. 


This is what the journalist Chris Baber wrote after having been to their first gig in

Birmingham: “ If you have friends or loved ones who are not sure if they like jazz, take them to an Orion gig to show them what great jazz could sound like. If you have friends and loved   ones who like jazz, take them to an Orion gig.”


The saxophone player Örjan Hultén came down from the north of Sweden to Malmö way   down south and made his debut as a rising star in Anders Bergcrantz Sextet. After that he   moved to Stockholm and started studying at The Royal Academy of Music. Örjan   collaborated with the singer Jeanette Lindström over several years. He was also a member of Fredrik Norén Band, a band that has been called the Jazz Messengers of Sweden, a nursery   for up-and-coming musicians. 


In 1998 Örjan started his own trio and this was the starting point for moving into the role of   a band leader, and this, together with his growing interest in writing music led quite   naturally to the birth of the quartet Orion. 


So, what about the name?
- Orion is a name that lets your imagination travel into space, but it is also the simplest way   of explaining to English speaking people how to pronounce my name, Örjan says.


Orion:
Örjan Hultén – soprano and tenor saxophone
Torbjörn Gulz - piano
Filip Augustson - bass
Peter Danemo - drums


Tickets here;
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/vidlerhospitalityltd/1114471


Corn Exchange
8 High St, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HL.

Time Is Of The Essence at Corn Exchange Jazz Club, The Corn Exchange, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024

Featuring: Time Is Of The Essence

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
CORN EXCHANGE JAZZ CLUB
PRESENT
THE OLLIE WESTON QUARTET “Time is of the Essence”
THURS. 14th MARCH 7:30pm - 9:30pm
DOORS OPEN 6:45pm
(please note new start time for 2024) 
(tickets available here)


https://www.tickettailor.com/events/vidlerhospitalityltd/1114448

 

https://www.ollieweston.com


https://www.ollieweston.com/musicvideo


Ollie Weston - saxes. Pete Oxley - guitar. Martin Pickett - organ. Rick Finlay - drums.


Since graduating from the Leeds College of Music (BA hons) and the Guildhall School of Music (Post Graduate Diploma in Performance) Ollie has established a busy and varied career in Music. As a Saxophonist, he has performed in live and studio settings with artists as diverse as Amy Winehouse, Tim Minchin, Bonobo, Frank Turner, The London Jazz Orchestra, The Hackney Colliery Band, The Ambient Jazz Ensemble and The Nelson Riddle Orchestra. The co/leader of the Jazz Quartet ‘Time Is Of The Essence’ he composes and arranges material for this and other ensembles.


Corn Exchange
8 High St, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HL.

Guido Spannocchi Quartet at Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Date: Thursday, May 02, 2024

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https://musicspokenhere.club/event/guido-spannocchi-quartet/


Guido Spannocchi Quartet
May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Exotica, Calypso, West African Grooves, Japanese Folk and a sprinkling of Jazz from this sought-after London quartet.
After sold out shows at esteemed clubs such as Ronnie Scott’s and The Vortex as well as extensive touring, we are excited to welcome Vienna-born, London-based saxophonist Guido Spannocchi for a special evening at Music Spoken Here during their spring UK Tour. The band, who have become one of London’s most sought after groups internationally, will present their latest tunes in this exclusive and rare show in Worcester. Guido Spannocchi’s signature touch has granted him tours across the globe and he will be performing alongside his long standing quartet consisting of Danny Keane (Mulatu Astatke and Anoushka Shankar) on piano, Jihad Darwish (Camilla George, Soho Studios) on bass and Pete Hill (Jo Harrop, Ashley Henry) on drums and may include some special guests!

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.

 

VENUE
The Marrs Bar
12 Pierpoint Street
Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 1TA


ORGANISER
Music Spoken Here
Phone
07989745955
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manchester jazz festival, various venues, Manchester.

Dates: Friday, May 17, 2024 - Sunday, May 26, 2024

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manchester jazz festival announces its festival line-up! (17-26 May 2024)


manchester jazz festival is back this Summer!

 

manchester jazz festival (mjf) is back for 10 days of jam-packed festival fun and musical vibes across the city this May!
mjf2024 will take place between 17-26 May 2024 at venues and sites across Manchester, celebrating the latest up and coming talent from across the North, and the best names in contemporary jazz.
Headliners include: John Surman, Courtney Pine, Laura Misch, Nikki Iles, Tim Garland, Sarāb, Julian Joseph, Laura Jurd, Nubiyan Twist, Daniel Erdmann, Trish Clowes & Ross Stanley and many more…

 

Building on the success of last year, manchester jazz festival (mjf2024) begins with a spectacular FREE opening weekender at the vibrant neighbourhood: First Street (mjf @ First Street) from 17 – 19 May. There will be three event stages: Main Stage, Ask Garden Stage and HOME stage, each celebrating the breadth and individuality of our home-grown scene and beyond: bands emerging through our artist development programmes, alongside national and international talent, plus family-friendly activities and food & drink.

 

There are three new venue partners for this year: The Deaf Institute (The Lodge), Stoller Hall and The Carlton Club in Whalley Range, alongside mjf regulars and returning venues: St Ann’s Church, Matt & Phreds, RNCM, Forsyth Music Shop and the festival closes with an extended weekend-long party at Band on the Wall. mjf is also hosting a new mjf originals commission Séance - a moving musical performance, transforming The Deaf Institute into a space for connection. Built around voicemail messages from lost loved ones, artists Verity Watts and Rosie Parsons, will invite audiences to come together over shared experiences of loss and grief.

 

The mjf piano trail is also making a comeback! manchester jazz festival and Forsyth Music Shop have joined forces once again for the mjf2024 piano trail: to find Manchester’s hidden talents across a trail of 12 street pianos at locations across Manchester city centre. From 18 April – 26 May, the mjf piano trail encourages everyone to get creative and share their talent and for those who want to take part, there’s a chance to enter a competition to win a Yamaha P-45B piano and many more prizes. More information to be announced soon…

 

Ticket prices range from FREE to £30 but there’s plenty of free-to-access music and activities taking place at locations across the city centre, including the whole of the opening weekender: mjf @ First Street.

 

manchester jazz festival has also reinstated its international programme and have been working hard to overcome the challenges of the last four years posed by the pandemic and Brexit. mjf have struck up new partnerships with near neighbours in Ireland and France to bring audiences co-commissions and UK debuts, including two French bands touring by train to reduce their carbon footprint, thanks to Europe Jazz Network’s Green Pilot Tours. mjf hopes to inspire its audiences to match their commitment and attend via green travel.

 

As well as artists from Norway, Finland, Germany and Denmark, mjf also began an exciting new artistic collaboration with Centre National de la Musique (CNM) in Paris and Glasshouse ICM (formerly Sage Gateshead) for French and northern UK artists to collaborate on new music for the festival.

 

Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 16 February at http://www.manchesterjazz.com


Highlights of the festival programme are as follows:

 

The Deaf Institute, The Lodge 16 May
Just before mjf2024 starts, there’s a special trailblazer event on 16 May: Séance - a moving musical performance, transforming the The Deaf Institute into a space for connection.

 

mjf @ First Street, 17 - 19 May
Artists performing at First Street include: Mangorata, Gaz Hughes Trio, Secret Night Gang, Maja Mannilla Trio, A Hologram Maze, Amy Gadiaga Quintet, Conor Michael & The GreensKeepers, Thanda Gumede & Friends, Atatu Trio, Hoda Jahanpour & Pedraum Agahi, Claire Victoria Roberts, Sonic Threads, Meilana Gillard: RBG Trio, m.oe, AJB3, Floorkin, Archipelego, Amy Thatcher & Francesca Knowles and the Jazz North Northern Line Showcase on Sunday 19 May, featuring: Ceitidh Mac, Bryony Jarman-Pinto, Dirty Freud, Tom Harris and Vipertime.

 

As well as some of the North’s leading artists gracing the Main Stage on Friday and Saturday (17 - 18 May), some of Greater Manchester’s 18-25 year-old bands from mjf’s Soundcheck talent development programme, and a selection of mjf hothouse alumni artists, will perform on the Ask Garden Stage. On Sunday (19 May), mjf partners with Jazz North to present the Northern Line touring support scheme showcase: profiling five acts selected by industry leaders.

 

RNCM 18 & 25 May
Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra, John Surman: Words Unspoken

 

The Carlton Club 20 – 22 May
The Wagon Train + Maja Bugge, with Evans and Gregory: SORTLAND, Daniel Erdmann’s Thérapie de Couple

 

Matt and Phreds 17 - 25 May
Gypsies of Bohemia, Kemani Anderson, Band Pres Llareggub Brass Band, M&P x mjf Open Jam (led by Johnny Hunter), Slow Down Motion, The Mudez Project, The Gelatos, The Vinyl Steppers, plus more to be announced…

 

St Ann’s Church 24 May
Trish Clowes & Ross Stanley, an impressive duo interacting brilliantly with both energy and delicacy.

 

Forsyth Music 24 May
UK jazz piano legend Julian Joseph

 

The Stoller Hall 24 May
Tim Garland’s Lighthouse Trio on its 20th anniversary tour.

 

Band on the Wall 23 - 26 May
Courtney Pine, Nubiyan Twist, Adam Ben Ezra, Nu Genea x Mr Scruff take over x Me Gusta, Laura Misch, Laura Jurd’s Big Friendly Band, Sarāb, Close Counters, Fallen Flags, D’Accord!, Awen Ensemble, Bianca Gannon Ensemble, Carole Nelson Trio, Black Hudu (DJ set).

 

Steve Mead, mjf CEO and Artistic Director, said: “We can’t wait to welcome you back to our 10-day festival - the 29th mjf - to share some hugely inspiring artists with a host of venues and partners across the city.  mjf is acknowledged for championing northern talent, under-the-radar artists and debuts of new music, as well as bringing some big names to Manchester, and of course for celebrating the diversity of our music and its artists. This year, I’m especially pleased to be able to welcome international artists back to mjf after 5 years, with a host of UK debuts and special collaborations, notably with France and Ireland, but also featuring Norway, Finland, and Germany. For many, mjf is the sound of surprise – it’s the sound we love and we hope you will too. We can’t wait for you to join us.”

 

mjf2024 will take place from 17 – 26 May 2024 in venues across Manchester city centre. Tickets go on sale at 10am on 16 February at http://www.manchesterjazz.com

 

About manchester jazz festival
manchester jazz festival is the city’s longest-running music festival and is unlike any other on the jazz festival circuit. mjf champions regional artists and celebrates musical innovation. Accessible to all, mjf features ten days of contemporary jazz from the north and across the UK, with national premieres of original work and a range of free events.
mjf takes place from 17 - 26 May 2024. All the latest news, tickets and booking information can be found at http://www.manchesterjazz.com 
SÉANCE – this mjf originals project was produced with the generous support of PRS Foundation and Granada Foundation
Winner of the 2016 Europe Jazz Network Award for Adventurous Programming.
UK’s first festival signatory to Keychange, supporting a 50/50 gender balance across our stages. Founder Member of the Black Lives in Music charter, 2020.
Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner.

 

About First Street
First Street is a vibrant urban mixed-use neighbourhood located at the heart of Manchester and is a phased development which is being delivered by Ask Real Estate in partnership with Richardson. First Street includes cultural arts venue, HOME, the UK’s first Melia INNSIDE hotel, safe and welcoming areas of public green spaces and a 700-space car park operated by Q-Park. Now boasting an array of bars, restaurants and leisure venues including newly opened Gino D’Acampo Manchester, Indian Tiffin Room, relaxed fine dining offered by WOOD, Junk Yard Golf Club, The Gas Works Brewbar, Ribeye Steakhouse, family favourite Pizza Express, and Bunny Jacksons.
First Street is proving to be an eye-catching location for a broad mix of office occupiers and is now established as a thriving business location which will see the Government Property Agency make it their new home in early autumn.
The expansion of the Estate is continuing apace; currently on site is Downing’s co-living scheme named Square Gardens which will be ready to welcome young professionals in September this year as well as House of Social, a new concept by Vita Student which will be completed the following year.  Both schemes will further enhance the residential options here at First Street.

 

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Twitter/X @ManJazzFest

 

#mjf2024

 

Core Funders and Festival Sponsors:
Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, PRS for Music Foundation and Greater Manchester Combined Authority, First Street, Ask, Forsyth’s Music Shop, Yamaha

Poetry & Jazz Improvisation at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2024

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https://www.blackmountainjazz.co.uk/event-details/poetry-jazz-improvisation

Sun, 24 Mar |  Meville Centre
Poetry & Jazz Improvisation
When merging poetry into the field of jazz on a spontaneous platform, anything can happen. The programme is for open ears and free spirits. Join our poets and musicians as they seek to ‘break down the barriers’.

 

Time & Location
24 Mar 2024, 20:00
Meville Centre, 4 Pen-Y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD, UK

 

About the event


The Poets


Ric Hool was the Welsh Academy poet for the Abergavenny Food Festival 2009. His first publication was Last Fair Deal Gone Down - a docu-story conflating the lives of the author, seminal blues singer/guitarist Robert Johnston and Eric Clapton. He has run the reading series Poetry Upstairs in Abergavenny for 30 years.


Graham Hartill was the Lifelines facilitator for the Ledbury Poetry Festival for eight years. He was co-founder of Lapidus International and has worked in the fields of mental health and disability.


Lyndon Davies has published seven collections of poetry and edits an online magazine of literature and the arts - called Junction Box. He also co-runs the Glasfryn Seminars, a series of discussion groups on aspects of literature He is a passionate jazz fan.

 

The Musicians


Martha Skilton is a well-known local saxophonist, who, inspired by this first session at w2w is delighted to be invited back. Prior to this, Martha last visited the club in 2021 when she played for our lock-down video - Remembering Charlie Parker. She plays regularly with the function band Velvet Soul and teaches saxophone locally.


Ross Hicks is a Cardiff Based jazz pianist and graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. As a freelance musician, he has played with numerous, as well as being a sideman on several albums and EP’s. He performed recently to great acclaim at BMJ with Simon Spillett and his Tubby Hayes project.


Ian Williams is a highly experienced, talented, responsive, listening percussionist, perfectly suited to this improvisation session. He has worked at the highest level with musicians from a variety of genres and is a past head of the drumming and percussion department at the RWCMD.


Tickets
Standard: £16.00
Friends of BMJ: £14.00
Under 18s: £8.00


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BMJazz Katz Ensemble, early evening performance at Black Mountain Jazz, The Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2024

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https://www.blackmountainjazz.co.uk/event-details/bmjazz-katz-ensemble


Sun, 10 Mar |  Melville Centre
BMJazz Katz Ensemble
BMJazz Katz is a workshop project which gives youngsters aged 11 to 19 years the opportunity to learn to play together in a big band. This will be their first performance of 2024.

Time & Location
10 Mar 2024, 18:00
Melville Centre, 4 Pen-Y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD, UK


About the event
BMJazz Katz is open to those who play any instrument, including voice, to a ‘reasonable level’ for their age, new members are always welcome.
This is an opportunity for youngsters who want an exciting and welcome space to share and present their musical passions. The sessions incorporate a mixture of individual and group playing, focussing on rhythm, feel, balance and fun.
All professional musicians, our tutors bring their knowledge and enthusiasm and help students feel comfortable, capable and part of the conversation.
After only five workshops together, the Katz take to the stage for their first of several planned 2024 performances. Joined by their tutors, the programme is expected to last about one hour.


Tickets
There is no charge for tickets, although we will be very happy to accept contributions towards our costs on the night. To reserve tickets (for adults and youngsters) please use the Contact Form on our website at - http://www.blackmountainjazz.co.uk/contact

Dave Jones Quintet at Birmingham Jazz, 1000 trades, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024

Featuring: Dave Jones Quintet

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https://www.birminghamjazz.co.uk/gigs/2023-11-27/dave-jones-quintet-

22 March 2024 at 19:45
Dave Jones Quintet

 


60th Birthday celebration for the Welsh pianist/composer, bringing together two of his jazz projects: His Quintet’s recent set of arrangements of Kenny Garrett material (by Andy Hague), and a new set of arrangements for Quintet of Dave’s older compositions for Quartet. The tour includes a date at Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho) in London, which the Quintet sold out in 2023 when recording their live album, which has now been pressed for the 2nd time. Dave will be joined by Andy Hague (trumpet, flugelhorn), Daniel Newberry (saxes, flute), Nick Kacal (bass), and Mark Whitlam (drums). Besides composing for his jazz ensembles, Dave also composes music for TV, and has had numerous placements of tracks in productions in the US (‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘The Today Show’, The US Open Golf Tournament), in Japan (NHK news and current affairs), and the UK (‘University Challenge’, ‘Location, Location, Location’, ‘Alan Carr’s Adventures with Agatha Christie’, and many others). “Scintillating horn interplay that mixed fire with subtlety, qualities that Jones also brought to a sparkling piano solo” (JazzMann, live review 2023). “Solid and deep-delving swing, especially when the band switched straight into fifth gear, as on ‘Chief Blackwater’ “ (Jazz Journal, live review 2023).


Line Up: Dave Jones – piano, Andy Hague – trumpet, Daniel Newberry – tenor, soprano and flute, Nick Kacal – bass & Mark Whitlam – drums


1000 Trades
16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE


0121 233 2693


http://www.1000trades.org.uk

Unpredictable Series presents Leafcutter John / Elaine Mitchener / Blanca Regina at Cafe Oto, Dalston, London.

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024

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LEAFCUTTER JOHN |  ELAINE MITCHENER |  BLANCA REGINA

 

THURSDAY 14 MARCH 2024
CAFE OTO | Doors: 7.30 pm
18–22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL
£14 £12 ADVANCE £7 MEMBERS


Unpredictable Series presents a special evening of music and unique performances with a solo by Leafcutter John, a solo with Elaine Mitchener, and an audio-visual duo with Leafcutter John and Blanca Regina.


From;
https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/unpredictable-series-presents-leafcutter-john

 

Unpredictable Series presents a special evening of music and unique performances with a solo by Leafcutter John, a solo with Elaine Mitchener, and an audio-visual duo with Leafcutter John and Blanca Regina.

 

LEAFCUTTER JOHN
Bradford-born, Wakefield-raised, Leafcutter John has performed and collaborated widely, including as part of mercury-nominated band Polar Bear, and solo at places like Jarvis Cocker’s meltdown and Planet Mu raves. John first found recognition twenty three years ago through Mike Paradinas’s Planet Mu record label – a gold standard for the experimental fringes of electronic music. His discography ranges from the experimentalism of The Housebound Spirit, to the folk-infused Forest and the Sea – the latter containing “Seba ‘’ which James Acaster named in his top nine essential tracks.
John moved up to Sheffield a few years ago and quickly fell in love with climbing. In this rare London performance John will explore using actual gritstone in his performance.
http://www.leafcutterjohn.com

 

ELAINE MITCHENER
Elaine Mitchener is a vocalist, movement artist and composer working between contemporary/experimental new music, free improvisation and visual art. Elaine founded the collective electroacoustic unit The Rolling Calf (with Jason Yarde and Neil Charles).
Artists she has collaborated with include experimental musicians such as Moor Mother, Loré Lixenberg, Saul Williams, Pat Thomas, and David Toop; composers George E Lewis, Jennifer Walshe, and Tansy Davies; ensembles Apartment House, London Sinfonietta, Irreversible Entanglements, Ensemble MAM, Beam Splitter, Ensemble Klang, and Klangforum Wien; Van Huynh Company; and visual artists Sonia Boyce, Christian Marclay and The Otolith Group.
While developing her projects, Elaine continues to work as a collaborative and interpretive singer.
http://www.elainemitchener.com

 

BLANCA REGINA
Blanca Regina is an interdisciplinary artist, tutor, and independent curator who works with spontaneous composition systems creating multimedia landscapes using voice, objects, electronics, and visuals. She is also looking at book arts, immersive media, and design. Between London and Madrid together with Steve Beresford, she founded the Unpredictable Series, which focused on spontaneous music and experimentation in visual arts following her first collective Mademotion founded in Madrid. She has produced three albums with Beresford, mixed and mastered by Dave Hunt in London, ‘What Blue’ (2020) Duets with Steve Beresford; ‘Duets with Blanca Regina, Spontaneous Music’ featuring duets with Leafcutter John, Jack Goldstein, John Butcher, Benedict Taylor, Matthias Kispert, Aneek Thapar, Steve Beresford, Sharon Gal, and Hyelim Kim and and ‘Art of Improvisers’ (2017) a collection album with several artists concentrating in women improvisers. With longtime collaborator and artist Leafcutter John capturing their live performances in 2017 they created ‘Miga’ a limited edition Pendrive and digital release. Other collaborations in music and audiovisual performances include duos with Matthias Kispert, Peter Cusack, Matt Black, Sr Arribas, Terry Day Sharon Gal, Adriana Camacho, and David Toop…She has produced exhibitions, performances and workshops internationally with presentations in London - Cafe Oto, Turner Contemporary, Barbican, Tate Modern - in Madrid - PhotoEspaña, La Casa Encendida, Cruce - in Mexico - Fundación Pedro Meyer, Biblioteca Henestrosa, in Berlin - HKW, Sowieso .- She has provided guest lectures and workshops in the UK and internationally including at the University of the Arts London, Goldsmiths University, Guildhall, Ravensbourne University…Her work has been supported by Arts Council England, Sound & Music, BMC, Amexcid, Photo-España, and Garage Cube.
http://www.blancaregina.com / www.unpredictable.info

 

Cafe OTO
18–22 Ashwin street
Dalston
London
E8 3DL

Lisa Hilton Quartet at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024

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The Lisa Hilton Quartet Live in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall NYC, NY
Thursday, March 14
8:00PM


Tickets available here;
https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2024/03/14/The-Lisa-Hilton-Quartet-0800PM

 

The Lisa Hilton Quartet Masters the Moment With the Eloquent New Release,” Coincidental Moment”.
Featuring Trumpeter Igmar Thomas, Bassist Luques Curtis and Drummer/Percussionist Rudy Royston

 


Available Now via Ruby Slipper Productions
#1 Amazon New Release
#10 Best Selling Cool Jazz Albums
#11 JazzWeek Jazz Chart

 


“Hilton’s innate sense of blues and structure is undeniable and most certainly welcome in a world of dissonance and fracture…” — All About Jazz

 


“Coincidental Moment adds to Lisa Hilton’s musical resume another solid recording in a career of self-defined, continual, and alluring art that attracts quality accompanists and fans of consistently rendered piano jazz…”
— Chicago Jazz

 


“Showcasing Hilton’s expressive touch on the piano, the album also spotlights her chemistry with her quartet mates, Igmar Thomas on trumpet, Luques Curtis on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums and percussion.” — Jazziz

 

The Lisa Hilton Quartet will be performing at Weinberg Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 13, in support of her latest release, Coincidental Moment, and in celebration of Women’s History Month. The performance is at 7:30PM. She will be joined by trumpeter Igmar Thomas, bassist Luques Curtis, and drummer/percussionist Rudy Royston.


About Lisa Kristine Hilton
The music of Lisa Hilton draws on classic American jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, and Count Basie, as well as blues heroes Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. She is a prolific composer who records and performs with many of today’s jazz luminaries. Her 27 albums sit regularly at the top of the Jazz Week and other radio/streaming charts for the last two decades, drawing millions of plays on streaming services and appearing regularly as an Amazon #1 New Jazz Release. Hilton has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Smithsonian Institution, UCLA’s Royce Theatre, San Francisco Jazz, and Chicago’s historic Green Mill. Hilton is also the creator and co-author of the popular children’s book If Dinosaurs Were Alive Today (Price Stern Sloan), which she co-wrote with her sister, Sandra L. Kirkpatrick. The book was recently updated and published as a digital version by the same name.


Coincidental Moment

 

Lisa Hilton | Piano

Igmar Thomas | Trumpet

Luques Curtis | Bass

Rudy Royston | Drums/Percussion

 

1. Anxiety Society

2. Jagged Lil’ Blues

3. Happily Go Luckily

4. Blue Tropics      

5. Blue In Green

6. Enigmatic Adventure    

7. Multiple Perspectives

8. West Coast

9. Coincidental Moment

10. Everyday Anthem

11. Uncommon Poetry  

 

The Lisa Hilton Quartet 2024 Tour Dates:

 

March 6, 2024 Raitt Recital Hall 7:30 pm at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

March 7, 2024 SF Jazz 7 pm and 8:30 pm, San Francisco, CA

March 12, 2024 Winter’s Jazz Club 6:00 pm, Chicago, IL

March 13, 2024 Weinberg Center for the Arts/New Spire Arts 7:30 pm, Frederick, MD

March 14, 2024 Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall 8 pm, NYC, NY

March 15, 2024 Jazz Upstairs at Miller Symphony Hall, 7:30, Allentown, PA

 

http://www.lisahiltonmusic.com

Sam Braysher Plays Kurt Weill at Guildford Jazz, Guildford Pavilion, Guildford, Surrey.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024

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Thursday, 21st March: Jazz at the Pavilion: Sam Braysher Plays Kurt Weill
Sam Braysher’s new project explores the work of Kurt Weill, a fascinating composer who lies at the intersection of European classical music, jazz, opera and American musical theatre. Although best known for songs such as “Mack The Knife” and “September Song”, Braysher looks at some of Weill’s lesser known pieces from the swirling harmonies of his Weimar-era early work with Bertolt Brecht, to his more jazz-adjacent American period.
With Hungarian pianist Matyas Gayer, drummer Steve Brown and Marianne Windham on bass
Food and drinks from 19.15 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/

Yamäya at BEAT at The Boiler Room, Guildford, Surrey.

Date: Friday, March 15, 2024

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Friday, 15th March: BEAT at the Boiler Room: Yamäya
Yamäya amalgamate influences from across the great African continent including Afrobeat, Griots and Ethiopiques with dub, hip hop, jazz and beyond. Those rich and intricate grooves are then layered with the inimitable rhythm and harmonic palette of traditional African song and rap. One of the best live bands in Britain delivering powerful original music eclectically drawn from Afrobeat, Ethio-Jazz, Dub, Mbalax, Jazz, and other distinctly UK styles.
Doors open 7.30 pm: Gig times 8.30pm to 10.30pm; Recorded music set and happy hour 10.30 to 11.30pm
Tickets £18 (Discounts for Members and Students) + £1 booking fee https://www.guildfordjazz.org.uk/

Rob Barron Trio, ‘Leonard Bernstein Reimagined’ at Guildford Jazz, the Performing Arts Studio, University of Surrey , Guildford.

Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Featuring: Rob Barron

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Tuesday, 5th March: Jazz at the University of Surrey: Rob Barron Trio, Leonard Bernstein Reimagined
Leonard Bernstein was one of the titans of music making in the 20th century and he wrote many songs that have become jazz standards. Rob devotes the first half to “West Side Story”, whilst the second half captures a wide range of music from Bernstein’s “Candide”, “On The Town”,  “Wonderful Town”, “A Quiet Place” and more. With special guest, award winning jazz vocalist Emma Smith who has been making a name for herself as one of as of the finest vocalists to emerge on the London
Jazz scene. With Jeremy Brown on double bass and Josh Morrison on drums.
Jazz from 8.00 pm at the Performing Arts Studio, University of Surrey GU2 7XH
Tickets £20 (Discounts for Students and Members) https://www.guildfordjazz.org.uk

 

Buika at The Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London.

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Venue

Barbican Centre

Silk Street,
London.
EC2Y 8DS

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BUIKA
Tuesday 19 March
Barbican Centre, London

 

GRAMMY Award-winning Spanish singer-songwriter Buika brings us an evening of genre-defying music that infuses flamenco, soul, R&B, African music and rumba.

 

 

Since her debut solo album in 2005, the composer, songwriter and singer has built her career by defying musical genres.

 

Buika, considered one of the best vocalists in the world and the passionate voice of Spanish love songs, comes to the Hall for a special evening that uniquely brings together different music cultures including flamenco, soul, African, R&B, rumba and jazz.


https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2024/event/buika

Sara Oschlag Quartet at Cheltenham Jazz Club, The Victory Club, Cheltenham, Glos.

Date: Monday, March 11, 2024

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https://www.cheltenhamjazz.co.uk/


SARA OSCHLAG QUARTET


WHEN: 8.00 pm, Monday 11 March 2024

WHERE: The Victory Club Ballroom, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham


TICKETS: CJ Members £17.00, non members £20.00


Sara Oschlag – Vocals,  Mark Edwards – Piano , Arnie Somogyi – Bass, Darren Beckett – Drums


We again welcome Sara Oschlag.


Originally from Copenhagen, Sara Oschlag settled in Brighton in the early 2000s. She has since become one of the UK’s favourite jazz singers.   


“A unique and individual voice making interesting material effortlessly her own. A singer with a natural musician’s ear and beautiful sense of swing.”
Claire Martin OBE, 5 time winner of the British Jazz Awards for best vocalist.


Click here for the Sara Oschlag Website
https://www.saraoschlag.com/


Tickets available on the door or online at
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheltenham-jazz

Sounds of Denmark Festival at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London and Turner Sims, Southampton.

Dates: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - Thursday, March 21, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

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Sounds of Denmark
MARCH 19th - 21st 2024

 

Back by popular demand, Sounds of Denmark returns to the UK for its sixth series, presenting a snapshot of one of Europe’s most vibrant jazz scenes. This year’s three-day event introduces captivating and eclectic new Danish sounds at PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho, London and Turner Sims, Southampton.

 

Sounds of Denmark is an exciting musical partnership between Denmark and the UK. The project was launched in 2016 as a collaboration between JazzDanmark, PizzaExpress Jazz Club and Sue Edwards Management with support from the Royal Danish Embassy in London.

 

PROGRAMME;

 

Tuesday 19th March
PizzaExpress Jazz Club,
London (8pm)
Lis Wessberg ‘Yellow Map’

 

Wednesday 20th March
PizzaExpress Jazz Club,
London (8pm)
Karmen Rõivassepp and Abekejser

 

Turner Sims,
Southampton (8pm)
Lis Wessberg ‘Yellow Map’


Thursday 21st March
PizzaExpress Jazz Club,
London (8pm)
Carsten Dahl and Nikolaj Hess
(Steinway 2-piano Festival)


MUSIC;

 

LIS WESSBERG ‘YELLOW MAP’
Trombonist, composer, band leader and arranger Lis Wessberg is known for her heartfelt, expressive tone and soulful and melodic compositions, which blend acoustic instrumentation with wondrous layers of sound and dreamy, cinematic electronica. Wessberg was commended for her “incredible vision …over the course of nine exquisite and original compositions” by UKVibe for her 2021 release ‘Yellow Map’, which was critically acclaimed across the board and named as “one of the year’s major Danish jazz releases” by Jazznyt, Jazz Special and Gaffa in Denmark. In this, her first visit to the UK as a band leader, she presents compositions from ‘Yellow Map’ alongside new music from her forthcoming second album ‘Twain Walking’ (due for release in April 2024), also featuring a guest appearance by award-winning Estonian vocalist Karmen Rõivassepp. Since graduating from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Wessberg has become known as one of the leading trombonists in Denmark, performing on over 50 albums and touring extensively both in Denmark and abroad, sharing the stage with some of the biggest stars in music, including Ray Charles, Joyce Moreno, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band, and Randy Brecker.
https://www.liswessberg.com/home1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxTcU37CvRQ


KARMEN RÕIVASSEPP AND ABEKEJSER
The first UK performance of this exciting collaborative project between enchanting jazz vocalist Karmen Rõivassepp and energetic jazztronica quartet Abekejser, plus an exceptional UK horns trio led by Emma Rawicz. The show will also feature new music and tracks from Abekejser’s two highly acclaimed albums ‘Floating through the Universe’ and ‘Blueprint’.
In 2015 in the Danish city of Aarhus – the current hotbed of the Scandinavian music scene - four young musicians with a background in jazz and world-music formed Abekejser, combining their individual ideas to create an uplifting cross-genre urban universe between jazz, beats and electronica. Their danceable catchy melodies and snappy hooks share some musical ground with bands such as Snarky Puppy, Jaga Jazzist or piano-visionary Robert Glasper, but in their own unique ‘here and now’ way.
Estonian jazz singer, composer and arranger Karmen Rõivassepp has, during her six years in Denmark, distinguished herself as a significant talent within the Danish jazz scene. Her virtuoso vocal technique, captivating charisma and outstanding musicality have attracted critical acclaim and won her the 2023 Danish Jazz Award for Jazz Composer of the Year.
This special musical collaboration began in 2020, when Karmen Rõivassepp took up the challenge of composing and arranging music for the jazztronica band Abekejser, where she herself also stepped in as a featured vocalist. From the outset, the project gained a great deal of attention, leading to an extensive tour and the recording of a live album during the Danish festival Vinterjazz in 2022 (due for release in early 2024).
https://www.abekejser.com/
http://www.karmenroivasseppquartet.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g89XWPwgSGc


CARSTEN DAHL AND NIKOLAJ HESS
Danish piano maestros Nikolaj Hess and Carsten Dahl grew up together in the Jutland city of Vejle as teenagers, playing together at a time when Dahl was performing mainly as a drummer. They have discussed the idea of a piano duo over the years and Sounds of Denmark is delighted to be able to launch this collaboration in a unique night, which will simultaneously close this year’s series and kick off the 2024 Steinway 2-piano Festival.
Carsten Dahl is a critically acclaimed pianist, considered one of the most innovative and creative improvising musicians to emerge out of Denmark’s vibrant jazz scene. He has appeared on more than 300 albums, has won numerous Danish Grammys, as well as the prestigious Django D’Or and Jazzpar awards.
Jazz critic Mitch Myers wrote “Nikolaj Hess is one of the most inventive jazz pianists working today” in a recent review. Hess is well established as a highly estimated international jazz pianist and composer, and he spends a good portion of his time and life in the jazz and culture capital New York, which has further developed his international musical citizenship and established him on the scene there. He has collaborated and played with an impressive list of musicians around the world, including Lee Konitz, Christian McBride, Fela Kuti, Ambrose Akinmusire, and many more, as well as performing with the bands Hess Is More and Hess-AC-Hess.
https://www.carstendahl.dk/
http://nikolajhess.com/

 

ABOUT SOUNDS OF DENMARK
Sounds of Denmark is an exciting musical partnership between Denmark and the UK. The project was launched in 2016 as a collaboration between JazzDanmark, PizzaExpress Jazz Club and Sue Edwards Management with support from the Royal Danish Embassy in London. Sounds of Denmark is one of many Danish initiatives taking place in the UK, which includes the launch of ‘Dangerous Sounds’ - an English language version of award-winning podcast ‘Farlige Toner’ (covering 100 years of jazz in Denmark).


Thanks to: JazzDanmark, PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Turner Sims Southampton, the Royal Danish Embassy in London, the Ministry of Culture Denmark and the Danish Arts Foundation.

 

Transatlantic Hot Club with guest Tara Minton at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, April 21, 2024

Featuring: Transatlantic Hot Club

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From Facebook;


Event by Black Mountain Jazz and Melville Centre-Abergavenny
Melville Centre-Abergavenny, 8.00 pm
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook
http://www.blackmountainjazz.co.uk


Violin - Adrien Chevalier
Harp - Ben Creighton Griffiths
Bass - Ashley John Long
Vocals - Tara Minton

 

The Transatlantic Hot Club are delighted to perform at the Black Mountain Jazz Club on their Spring 2024 UK Tour. Featuring Adrien Chevalier (New York) on Violin, Ben Creighton Griffiths (Cardiff) on Harp and Ashley John Long (Cardiff) on bass, the Hot Club line up will be completed by an extra special guest - the wonderful Tara Minton on voice! Expect to hear Swing classics, Django standards, and Latin Bossa Nova explored with a totally unique take on the style of Grappelli and Reinhardt.


The Transatlantic Hot Club was formed by Ben Creighton Griffiths (Harp) and Adrien Chevalier (Violin) in 2013 when they met whilst both performing at ‘Journées de la Harpe’ - a harp festival on the French Caribbean islands of Martinique, Guyane, Guadeloupe, St Anne, and St Lucia. The following year they began an annual tradition of performing in Cardiff and have been expanding this into a full tour ever since. In 2019 they adopted the Transatlantic Hot Club name.


Musicians who have performed in the Transatlantic Hot Club line up include - Franck Billot (Clarinet), Tatiana Eva-Marie (Vocals), Ashley John Long (Bass), Don Sweeney (Bass), Matheus Prado (Bass), Philip Ambuel (Bass), Roberto Gervasi (Accordion), Julian Smith (Bass), Vincent Simonelli (guitar), John Dufosse (bass), Alex Gilson (bass), Edouard Pennes (bass), Adrien Tarraga (guitar), Neil Saidi (reeds), and Jeremy Lohier (accordion).


As well as returning to the French Caribbean in 2016 and 2022 the Hot Club has performed in the UK at Acapela Studios (Pentyrch), Norwegian Church (Cardiff), Edinburgh International Harp Festival, Wales Harp Festival (Caernarfon), Cafe Jazz (Cardiff), Mansion House (Cardiff), Le Quecumbar (London), The Bristol Fringe, Aberjazz Club at Pepper’s Art Gallery (Fishguard), Insole Court (Cardiff), Brecon Jazz Club at The Muse, Elsing Hall (Norfolk) and Oxnead Hall (Norfolk) as well as the Aberjazz, Django in the Bay, and the Brecon Online Jazz Festivals. They also performed at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff in 2022. In France they have performed at the Camac Space and Le Piano Vache in Paris, and at the Conservatoire Zino Franscescatti (La Ciotat) and Le Lido (St Raphael) in the South. In 2023 they recorded their first album at Zoot Studios in Paris to be released in 2024.


Upcoming performances include a residency in Corsica in early April, a UK tour in Spring to Crazy Coqs (London), Teignmouth Pavilions, Insole Court (Cardiff), Black Mountain Jazz Club, Aberjazz Club, and more to be announce, and a tour in the USA including the AHS National Conference in Orlando as well as numerous jazz clubs in New York City, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

 

Links -


Website - http://www.bjcg.co.uk/transatlantic-hot-club.html


Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/transatlantichotclub


YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/@transatlantichotclub


Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/transatlantichotclub

 

Melville Centre,
Pen-y-Pound,
Abergavenny.

 

Gaz Hughes Quartet at Shrewsbury Jazz Network, The Hive Music & Media Centre, Shrewsbury.

Date: Saturday, March 09, 2024

Venue

The Hive, Shrewsbury

5 Belmont,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire.
UK

More details

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


MAR 9
SAT
20:00


Gaz Hughes Quartet
Tickets from £12


Drummer Gaz Hughes unveils his new opus “Nuclear Bebopalypse - A Swing and Bop Odyssey”, in his debut for SJN at the Hive. His trio with Gavin Barras (double bass) & Andrzej Baranek (piano) is augmented by Tim Williams (guitar). Showcasing original compositions, the album pays homage to jazz legends, blending heritage with a modern twist to create a captivating soundscape that strikes the perfect balance between tradition and innovation.

La Vie en Soul Live at SpiceOf Life Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

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Alex Scheuerer writes;


La Vie En Soul” is 7-piece band led by guitarist Alex Scheuerer and singer Najwa Ezzaher.


The music reflects the diverse cultural origins of the band members as it blends the London Neo Soul/Jazz Fusion scene with a touch of French aesthetics and drop of Arabic.


The band had a busy 2023 after releasing their second album in March 2022 and played sold out shows at Pizza Express Dean Street and Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club in London and at the Sunset-Sunside Jazz Club in Paris.


The band’s next show I would like to invite you to will be at The Spice of Life (Soho) on the 13th of March 2024. For this specific show, we will be experimenting and adding a string trio to the original formation !


Here is what we sound like : https://youtu.be/r-a9U181HOM


Here is the event : https://www.wegottickets.com/event/602366


“A truly wonderful night full of great music and great performances. More of this please.”
Fiona Ross - Jazz in Europe


“The rapturous response from the audience, who were obviously delighted to be so thoroughly entertained on a Monday night, indicated that this engaging, imaginative but above all musical band is ready for bigger stages and festival settings throughout Europe.”
Adam McCulloch - London Jazz News


“Entrancing blend of neo soul & chanson purveyed seamlessly by Franco-Swiss guitarist & songwriter Alex Scheuerer & his band”
Paul Pace - Ronnie Scotts Booking Agent


I have booked a really good line up too :
Mike Horne on Drums, Paul Michael on Bass, Freddie Gavita on Trumpet, Chris Rand on Sax and Chris Jerome on keys. We will also be accompanied by the Halo Strings trio led by Lydia Alonso.


My socials :


https://www.instagram.com/alexscheuerer/


https://www.facebook.com/AlexScheuererMusic/


LONDON: SpiceJazz Soho
6 Moor St
Soho
London
W1D 5NA

 

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

Date: Saturday, December 07, 2024

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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

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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

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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

Jonny Hepbir Trio at Bridgwater Arts Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset.

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

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Promoter Roger Collett has forwarded the following information;


BRIDGWATER ARTS CENTRE
CASTLE STREET TA6 3DD
SAT APRIL 13 8.00pm (doors 7.00pm)


JONNY HEPBIR TRIO
JONNY (GUITAR) IS JOINED BY FELLOW GUITARIST JASON HENSON AND ACCORDIONIST PETE WATSON TO OFFER AN ECLECTIC FUSION OF FRENCH WALTZ, LATIN, TANGO AND DJANGO, PLUS THE SUPER RHYTHMS AND SOUNDS OF EASTERN EUROPE


RESERVED SEATS £15.00 from the BOX OFFICE ( open WEEK DAYS from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm ) or online


http://www.bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk


Telephone 01278 422700

Miles Spilbury Quartet at Sy;Gigs, Shrewsbury Unitarian Church, Shrewsbury.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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Shrewsbury Events
Shrewsbury Unitarian Church
Miles Spilbury
Event 3.0 of Season 2.0 by Sy.gigs. Saxophonist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist brings his Jazz/New age quartet to the Unitarian.

Wednesday 20th March 2024
Shrewsbury Unitarian Church in Shrewsbury
6:45pm til 10:15pm (Performance starts 7:30pm)


https://linktr.ee/sygigs


https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Shrewsbury/Shrewsbury-Unitarian-Church-/Miles-Spilbury/37258134/

Iain Ballamy’s IBQT at Music Spoken Here, The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Date: Thursday, April 04, 2024

More details

From;
https://musicspokenhere.club/events/


April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Iain Ballamy’s IBQT
The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester,

 


Loose Tubes and Bill Bruford’s Earthworks saxophonist brings his new quartet featuring rising star Rebecca Nash and world-class drummer Jeremy Stacey
I love musical connections, don’t you? Probably the first time I heard Iain Ballamy was on the Loose Tubes 1988 album ‘Open Letter’. That wonderful big band line up included Django Bates and Mark Lockheart, whose nephew Dan Lockheart opened our Autumn program at The Marr’s Bar in September 2023. Ballamy and Bates also played in Bill Bruford’s Earthworks in the mid eighties. Among other accolades, Bruford was drummer with Yes (1968-72 & 1990-92) and King Crimson (1972-24 & 1981-84). Fast forward some 40 years and Iain Ballamy is touring his new quartet IBQT, featuring King Crimson’s most recent drummer (one of three), Jeremy Stacey, who we had on the Music Spoken Here stage in January with FNUK, alongside twin brother Paul Stacey and pianist Jason Rebello!

 

Listed between Chet Baker and Count Basie in Geoffrey Smith’s BBC publication ‘100 Jazz Greats’, Ballamy has a rare and beautiful sound on the tenor saxophone, both captivating and instantly recognisable.

 

Since emerging in the early 80’s with Loose Tubes, Django Bates and Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, he has established himself as a player and composer of note on the world’s jazz stages and more recently as a contemporary classical soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras.

 

His remarkable new quartet IBQT features the unique rising star pianist Rebecca Nash, superb bassist Nick Pini and the internationally renowned drummer Jeremy Stacey.

 

Ballamy’s concert repertoire covers a great range and his program will include past and present original works plus some unexpected re-workings of some classic songs that inspired his musical journey.

 

Ballamy is a professor of saxophone at the Guildhall school of music and Royal Academy of music and a recording artist for ECM records.

 

Doors 8pm / show starts 8:30pm


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

 

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

Five-Way Split at Progress Theatre, Reading, Berkshire.

Date: Friday, May 10, 2024

Featuring: Five-Way Split

More details

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


Jazz at Progress | Five-Way Split | Buy tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/progresstheatre/five-way-split/e-oqkxxz
Friday 10 May 2024 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £19.00 (£17.00 concessions, £10 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee.

 


Quentin Collins trumpet & flugel horn, Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor saxophone, Rob Barron piano,  Matyas Hofecker bass, Matt Home drums.


Five-Way Split is a new jointly-led band featuring five of the finest contemporary bebop musicians in the UK. It is fronted by internationally renowned trumpet star Quentin Collins, Greek saxophone phenomenon Vasilis Xenopoulos and the golden touch of pianist Rob Barron. Added to this is virtuosic bassist Matyas Hofecker and rock-solid drummer Matt Home.


The band’s vision is to carry on the lineage of groups like Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as well mirroring the New York contemporary-bop scene.


From this inspiration, the band presents a sound that respects the tradition of hard-bop and straight-ahead jazz in a way that will appeal to today’s audience. With an extensive repertoire of carefully crafted and imaginative original compositions, along with hip, swinging material by greats like Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton and Horace Silver, Five-Way Split delivers a night of the best swinging and soulful music in town.


Since the band’s formation in 2020, “when performance opportunities were scarce, but creative energy was strong”, it has played sold out shows at London’s Ronnie Scott’s & 606 Jazz Club, as well to appreciative full houses at jazz clubs up and down the country.


Their debut album “All The Way” contains original compositions by the band as well as choice arrangements of classic jazz standards.


“No duds,” wrote Peter Vacher in his 4-Star Jazzwise review of ‘All The Way”, “no longuers, just brilliant and distinctive outcomes. Great to hear these accomplished musicians in this kind of creative shape. Track them down. It will be worth it.”


Hear Five-Way Split in action on this performance clip:  https://youtu.be/ivUdNBWlY8w

 

Arbenz + Hart + Pursglove = Conversation at Progress Theatre, Reading, Berkshire.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024

More details

From;
https://www.jazzinreading.com/?p=22231&future=true


Jazz at Progress | Arbenz + Hart + Pursglove = Conversation


Friday 22 March 2024 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £19.00 (£17.00 concessions, £10 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee.
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/progresstheatre/t-xmrzjmn

 


Jim Hart vibraphone, percussion
Florian Arbenz drums, percussion
Percy Pursglove trumpet/flugelhorn

 

Perhaps best known for his work with trio VEIN, or with American greats Dave Liebman and Dave Osby, Swiss and internationally renowned drummer & percussionist Florian Arbenz is on a mission to release 12 albums with 12 different constellations of musicians – each carefully planned, delicately curated, but ultimately dependent on the inspiration and creativity that the players generate on the day.


From his custom-built Hammerstudio in Basel, he brings together both musicians he’s known for years and those that he’s only admired from afar.


He has created such an album with the UK’s Jim Hart- Convergence. Now Percy Pursglove joins them in this exciting European trio tour to launch the new album Conversation.


An exploration of the realm between jazz and improvised music, the trio’s sophisticated and open-minded sound is equally comfortable in either world. Vast in texture and feeling, rapid shifts between tight, syncopated grooves, flurries of virtuosic trumpet, passages of melancholic openness, and powerfully dense harmonies. All can be experienced as a foretaste here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6nZ-NfnLWo


Jim Hart hit the UK scene with immediate impact around 2006 with various groups of his own and is a fixture in the band of Danish sax genius, Marius Neset. Jim is much in demand in Europe and the UK and all this in addition to his own leadership of the trio Cloudmakers who have released several albums since 2012.


Percy Pursglove may not be well known on the jazz circuit, but he is immersed in the music as a multi-instrumentalist trumpeter, double bassist, educator, improviser and composer, working internationally across a broad spectrum of jazz, contemporary, classical and creative musical settings. A member of the famous German NDR Big Band and is working extensively throughout Europe. Having graced the boards at Progress in 2015 with Andy Sheppard in a memorable gig, we have used his image on one of our very own pop up banners!

 

2nd Unesco / CV Jazz World Jazz Celebration at SpArC Theatre, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.

Dates: Thursday, May 02, 2024 - Saturday, May 04, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

More details

John Davies of CV Jazz writes;


It’s time to look forward to the 2024 three day event celebrating three outstanding performances with the Jonny Mansfield Quartet (2nd) the Julian Siegel Quartet (3rd) & the Rory Ingham Sextet (4th). Three days of sensational jazz from 14 world class, award winning musicians for full details visit our website http://www.clunvalleyjazz.com

Dave Jones Quintet ‘60th Birthday Tour’ at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Featuring: Dave Jones Quintet

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/dave-jones-quintet-60th-birthday-tour


18 March 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) Available £18.00

 

Dave Jones Quintet ‘60th Birthday Tour’
PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)


60th Birthday celebration for the Welsh pianist/composer, bringing together two of his jazz projects: His Quintet’s recent set of arrangements of Kenny Garrett’s Music (by Andy Hague), and Dave’s new set of arrangements for Quintet of his own compositions (originally for Quartet). The Quintet played to a full house at PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) in Jan 2023 when recording their new live album, which has now been pressed for the 2nd time. Besides composing for his jazz ensembles, Dave also composes music for TV and film, and has had many placements of tracks in productions in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, and the UK, including ‘The Big Bang Theory’, the NFL American Football Network, the US Open Golf Tournament, ‘The Today Show’, French Films’ showing of ‘Girlfriends’ Getaway 2’, ‘University Challenge’, ‘Location, Location, Location’, and ‘Alan Carr’s Adventures with Agatha Christie’.


The Dave Jones Quintet is an exciting band, playing new arrangements of compositions by the great ex-Miles Davis saxophonist/composer Kenny Garrett. It’s a new take on Garrett’s compositions (which were mostly for Quartet, originally), utilising the classic Jazz Quintet format, with that surprisingly big sound made possible by the harmonies of a front-line of trumpet and tenor sax. Pianist/composer Dave Jones brought his Quartet to a sizeable audience at Pizza Express (Soho) in Feb 2020, playing his own critically acclaimed compositions – this new Quintet features the same musicians but with the addition of young Ryan Thrupp on drums, and the versatile Andy Hague moving from drums to trumpet and flugelhorn (and arranger for this project). Ben Waghorn is on tenor sax, and Ashley John Long on bass, making this a gig that can’t be missed.


Ben Waghorn (saxes and flutes for NYJO, The Electric Lady Big Band, Tommy Chase, Slowly Rolling Camera, Keith Tippett, Goldfrapp, Kasabian and Portishead), Ashley John Long (bass for John Law, Brandon Allen, Geoff Eales, Alan Barnes, Scott Hamilton, Simon Spillett, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others, Andy Hague (trumpeter for Portishead, Mike Westbrook’s ‘Uncommon Orchestra’, his own bands amongst numerous others, and Be-Bop Club in Bristol regular), Ryan Thrupp (drums – one of Bristol’s emerging talents in jazz and other projects across various genres, including N’Famady Kouyate with whom he played at the Glastonbury Festival in 2023).


“[Dave] Jones is positively fizzing here … brings a Tyner-esque intensity to this highly energetic performance. “
JazzMann


Band Line Up;


Andy Hague (trumpet, flugelhorn)


Ben Waghorn (saxes, flute)


Dave Jones (piano)


Ashley John Long (bass)


Ryan Thrupp (drums)

Steinway 2-Piano Festival at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

Dates: Thursday, March 21, 2024 - Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

Venue

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

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

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Joseph Paice of Pizza Express Live writes;


We’re announcing our Steinway 2-Piano Festival lineup today. Rarities include Sullivan Fortner with Sean Mason, Don Grusin appearing with Shakatak’s Bill Sharpe, Wendy Kirkland with Indian pianist/composer Charu Suri. Carsten Dahl and Nikolai Hess appear as the first night of Steinway and simultaneously the last night of Sounds of Denmark (to be announced soon).


SCHEDULE -  MARCH 2024


Thursday 21st – Carsten Dahl & Nikolai Hess – still awaiting for image, but here is url, which will be live by Wednesday:
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/carsten-dahl-nikolaj-hess

 

Friday 22nd - Saturday 23rd – Don Grusin & Bill Sharpe
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/bill-sharpe-don-grusin


Saturday 23rd (lunch) – Dom Pipkin ‘New Orleans Piano’

 

Sunday 24th (lunch) – Wendy Kirkland & Charu
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/wendy-kirkland-charu

 

Sunday 24th (evening) – Sultan Stevenson & Emile Hinton
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/sultan-stevenson-emile-hinton

 

Monday 25th – Janette Mason & Dena DeRose
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/dena-derose-janette-mason

 

Tuesday 26th (early) Ian Shaw with Jamie Safir
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/ian-shaw-jamie-safir

 

Tuesday 26th (late) Ian Shaw with James Pearson
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/ian-shaw-james-pearson

 

Wednesday 27th – Sullivan Fortner & Sean Mason
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/sullivan-fortner-sean-mason


https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/steinway-2-piano-festival

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

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

Featuring: Various Artists

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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

Dean Stockdale Quartet at Kidderminster Jazz Club, St. Ambrose Parish Centre, Kidderminster, Worcs.

Date: Friday, June 07, 2024

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


Dean Stockdale Quartet
Kidderminster Jazz Club
Fri, Jun 7, 2024 @ 7:00PM St Ambrose Parish Centre , Leswell Street - DY10 1RP, Kidderminster


The ‘Celebrating Oscar’ Quartet’ is a new quartet playing inventive arrangements of Oscar Peterson’s original compositions together with music that he was associated with. We focus on bringing the infectious swing of Oscar’s groups, as well as showcasing his compositional ability and virtuosic piano style.


The pianist acknowledges his influences as Bill Evans, Errol Garner and of course Oscar Peterson to whom he pays tribute with this fine album. Stockdale has got the approach to the music here spot on. A dozen songs written by or associated with the great pianist and tastefully arranged for the quartet.

 

There are no pyrotechnics and Stockdale does not feel the need to emulate Peterson in any way, just deeply swinging jazz played with joy and integrity.


The quartet features Gavin Barras on bass, Gaz Hughes on drums Tim Williams on guitar

Kevin Hassett’s Redux Trio at Kidderminster Jazz Club, St. Ambrose Parish Centre, Kidderminster, Worcs.

Date: Friday, May 03, 2024

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


REDUX Trio


Kidderminster Jazz Club
Fri, May 3, 2024 @ 7:00PM


Redux .....a Latin verb meaning to bring back, to restore, to revisit. These definitions best summarise perhaps the Redux musical offer which is to provide new, respectful approaches to the great jazz standards of Porter, Gershwin, Ellington, Waller, Gillespie et al which have over the years, by repetition and familiarity perhaps, lost a little of their freshness and impact. Melody is at the heart of what we do.


Redux will also intersperse the music with short anecdotes and stories providing a background and context for the songs performed. Stories that have emerged from the research conducted into their origins. Our overarching aim however is to entertain…. and if we do provide (just a little) food for thought we see that as a bonus.


St Ambrose Parish Centre , Leswell Street - DY10 1RP, Kidderminster.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival, various venues, Cheltenham, Glos.

Dates: Wednesday, May 01, 2024 - Monday, May 06, 2024

Featuring: Various Artists

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16/11/2024;


We have received the following press release;

 


CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT EXCITING, EXPANSIVE 2024 PROGRAMME


Cheltenham Jazz Festival is offering audiences a sneak-peak of their exciting 2024 programme, releasing tickets for six of the acts that will grace its storied stages in the spring.

 


The half-dozen artists reflect the Festival’s long-standing commitment to celebrating all facets of contemporary jazz – and all the music the form has influenced. The line-up includes superstar saxophonist Courtney Pine, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Dee Dee Bridgewater and Afro-Jazz innovators Nubiyan Twist, who appear alongside West African dance legends Orchestra Baobab.

 

“This first release of tickets for our exciting 2024 programme offers in miniature the breadth and depth that Cheltenham Jazz Festival aims for every year,” says Ian George, Head of Programming for the Jazz Festival and co-CEO of parent charity Cheltenham Festivals.

 

“We celebrate all the genres that have jazz in their DNA by bringing the best of contemporary UK, US and European jazz to our Big Top and other venues,” he added.

 

“The breadth of jazz’s influence is unique. From pop to soul, blues to world music, we are always so spoiled for fantastic musicians at Cheltenham. From orchestras and big bands to club sessions and late-night jams, the Festival runs the gamut of the music – as this preview proves!”

 

Alongside Pine, Bridgewater and the Orchestra Baobab/Nubiyan Twist double header, the early announcement is rounded out by reggae pop veterans UB40, chart-topping singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti, and electronica pioneers Morcheeba.

 

Courtney Pine has appeared at Cheltenham on previous occasions, and believes it holds a special place on the UK jazz scene. “Cheltenham Jazz Festival is an event that welcomes all,” he says. “As an artist, I look forward to celebrating my 60th birthday at this event, with a concert that reflects my cultural background!”

 

The Festival also always looks forward to the future of the music, playing host to fresh new names and pushing the boundaries of the genre’s definition. Dee Dee Bridgewater is particularly excited to perform as part of an event centred on artists. “I cannot wait to come back to Cheltenham - it’s been six long years! I’m coming with new, young and amazing musicians and some great music to soothe your souls – see you there!”

 

Tickets for the early announcement shows will be available to the public from 27 November via http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/. The full programme for Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2024 will be revealed in February.


Cheltenham Jazz Festival is part of Cheltenham Festivals, an arts charity that creates experiences which bring joy, spark curiosity, connect communities and inspire change. Its year-round learning and participation and talent development programmes culminate in four world-class Festivals, offering everyone an opportunity to explore and create culture. Over 225,000 visitors a year are inspired by its Literature, Science, Jazz and Music Festivals.


Cheltenham Festivals is signed up to the Keychange programme which aims for a 50:50 gender balance across the Festival line-up.

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We have also received the following additional information;

 

2024 will also see the return of the much-admired Parabola Arts Centre strand of Cheltenham Jazz Festival, which is dedicated to new, exciting and innovative jazz music from some of the finest purveyors of the music worldwide. Long-time programmer Tony Dudley-Evans, who retired last year, will return to commission new works, with Alex Carr - founder of Amplify Sounds and Contemporary Music Programmer at London’s Southbank Centre - taking on programming duties for the strand.

 

Aaron Liddard ‘Nylon Man’ at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Holborn, London.

Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2024

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From;
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/aaron-liddard-nylon-man


Aaron Liddard ‘Nylon Man’
PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)


06 March 2024 6:30pm 8:00pm PizzaExpress Live (Holborn) Available £25.00

 

Following his ‘sold out’ show in 2023, Aaron and his band return to Pizza Express to perform music from his critically acclaimed album ‘Nylon Man’ - an album ten years in the making and focussed on his three favourite cities New York, London and Manchester. Aaron Liddard is an energetic saxophonist whose music is unpredictable, infectious, and wildly ear opening. His debut album Nylon Man was released to critical acclaim in 2022. He has performed with Amy Winehouse, Beverley Knight, Bob Geldof and Prince.


In his prolific and wide-ranging career, Aaron has contributed to many different musical experiences, including working with Amy Winehouse, Prince and Maceo Parker, and in genres ranging from hip-hop and rock to Latin music and gospel. But jazz has always been the closest music to his heart. “Jazz is the only living musical art-form that is not defined by its exclusions,” says Aaron. “At its truest, jazz is an evolving aural tradition. As a musician with myriad musical influences, jazz is the only
home that allows me to fully explore.”


Blues and Soul magazine put Aaron on their cover (issue 1059) along with a three-page feature and four-star review. American jazz website All About Jazz made Corean Castaway (tribute to Chick) their ‘Song of the Day,’ and Jazz FM’s Rouhangeze Baichoo made Thru Your Eyes (a modern take on The Great American Songbook) ‘Song of the Week.’


Features ran in London Jazz News and North East Online. Interviews followed with London Jazz Live, BBC Manchester and Radio Northumberland. The album was reviewed by Jazzwise, Bebop Spoken Here, The Jazz Mann, Blues Matters, Midwest Record, and Wall Of Sound. Over thirty radio DJs played tracks from Nylon Man, including stations in the UK, USA and Europe.


Shows are inclusive, serious and fun. Music for reflection and celebration. Audiences have been known to get involved, spontaneously clapping, singing along and dancing. The multi-ethic sextet combines members from the UK, Italy and Ghana. The band are: Giulia Marelli (voice) Michael Searl (bass) Isaac Asumadu (keys) Eric Young (drums) Jimmy Norden (drums).


Aaron has recorded for Amy Winehouse, The Boomtown Rats, Beverley Knight, Sugaray Rayford (USA), Walter Trout (USA), Johnny Rawls (USA), Douglas Avery (USA), Georgia Crandon (UK), Mista Trick (UK) and thirty other albums. He is working on new music, and performs with a small selection of incredible artists.

 

Band Line Up


Aaron Liddard (tenor saxophone & piano)


Giulia Marelli (voice)


Isaac Asumadu (piano & keys)


Leo Appleyard (guitar)


Michael Searl (bass)


Eric Young (drums)

 

PizzaExpress Live
99 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6LF


020 7439 4962

Andrew Baker Quartet at Clun Valley Jazz, SpArC Theatre, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024

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From;
https://clunvalleyjazz.squarespace.com/whats-on/p/andrew-baker-concert


Andrew Baker - Saturday 16th March 2024, SpArC Theatre Bishop’s Castle
£23.00


“Andrew’s spirit has an openness & curiosity that has crystallised in his compositions… This music is full of imagination, energy & life!’”


“He stands out as a professional, as an egoless team player… with a real interest in others. He does not fear the unknown.”


Featuring: Liam Dunachie (Piano), Calum Gourley (Double Bass) and Corrie Dick (Drums)


Doors open at 7:15 pm


Venue: SpArC Theatre, Brampton Rd, Bishop’s Castle, Bishops Castle SY9 5AY


Please note tickets are non-refundable.

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

Date: Friday, July 05, 2024

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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

 

Alex Clarke at Kidderminster Jazz Club, St. Ambrose Parish Centre, Kidderminster, Worcs.

Date: Friday, April 05, 2024

Featuring: Alex Clarke Quartet

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

First Friday Of Each Month
Bring Your Own Drinks/Bottle

 

Alex Clarke
Kidderminster Jazz Club
Fri, Apr 5, 2024 @ 7:00PM St Ambrose Parish Centre , Leswell Street - DY10 1RP, Kidderminster
As a finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020, winner of the Rising Star category in the 2019 British Jazz Awards and nominee in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2021 & ‘22, Alex is known to be one of the most in-demand and versatile saxophonists to have emerged on the British jazz scene.
In summer 2022, Alex released her latest quartet album “Only A Year” featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians, namely David Newton, Dave Green and Clark Tracey. This led to a sell-out album tour in January/February 2023 across renowned UK jazz clubs and festivals. “One of the UK’s finest young jazz talents” – The Jazz Rag “Clarke is a rising star…and here is the evidence” - Jazzwise
£15.00