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Chris Hodgkins - “Festooned With Trumpets”, “A Salute To Humphrey Lyttelton”, “Vic Parker At The Quebec Hotel”.

Ian Mann enjoys three very different albums released simultaneously by trumpeter and composer Chris Hodgkins.

Brecon Jazz Festival 2022, Final Weekend, Sunday 21st August 2022.

Ian Mann on the final day of the 2022 Festival and a live performance by J4 followed by streams of two live events from London by the Atsuko Shimada / Alan Barnes Quartet and the Juan Galiardo Trio.

Brecon Jazz Festival 2022, Final Weekend, Saturday 20th August 2022.

Ian Mann enjoys performances by Huw Warren's 'Sounds of Brazil' Trio with guest Seu Gaio, the Kris Nock Big Band and The Booj Collective with guest Abi Flynn.

61st Jazz A Juan Festival and the Summer Jammin’ Sessions, July 2022.

Guest contributor Colin May reports from France on the 61st Jazz A Juan Jazz Festival which took place in July . Performers include Charles Lloyd, Tigran Hamasyan, Herbie Hancock, Cross Currents Trio

Brecon Jazz Festival 2022, Main Weekend, Sunday 14th August 2022.

Ian Mann enjoys the last day of the main Festival weekend and performances from Bella Collins / Gareth Griffiths, Charlotte Glasson Band, Bryan Corbett , Joan Chamorro Sextet and Dionne Bennett,

Brecon Jazz Festival 2022, Main Weekend, Saturday 13th August 2022.

The second day of the Main Festival Weekend and performances from Freshly Cut Grass, The Monmouth Big Band, Black Voices, Gerard Cousins, Gareth Roberts / Dave Jones and Simon Spillett.

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Jazz Mann News

2022 Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival Programme Announced.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The line up has been announced for the 2022 Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival which will take place over the weekend of 7-9 October. Press release attached.

Gilad Hekselman - US and European Tour Dates, September - December 2022.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Israeli born, New York based guitarist and composer Gilad Hekselman will be touring extensively in the US & Europe with a variety of different line ups. Schedule attached.

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club Contest - Applications Invited.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The eighth edition of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club contest has now begun. The deadline for applications is December 23rd 2022. Press release attached.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music, various venues, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Friday, September 23, 2022 - Sunday, October 02, 2022

Jazz Jam Session with the Dave Cottle Trio at Swansea Jazz Club, The Garage Music Venue, Swansea.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Robin Nolan & Chris Quinn and the Gypsy Jazz Retreat Crew, free event at St. Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Malcolm Earle Smith at Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich, London.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Jonathan Gee ‘1971 Show’, free event at Jazz Cafe POSK, Hammersmith, London.

Friday, September 30, 2022