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Features

New Switzerland - Julie Campiche, Ikarus, Trio Heinz Herbert - EFG London Jazz Festival Livestream, 14/11/2020.

Three distinctive, almost unclassifiable, acts featuring some of Europe’s most adventurous young musicians, demonstrating just how creative, vibrant & distinctive the contemporary Swiss jazz scene is.

“Jass to Jazz”, A three video discussion on the History of Jazz,  Wall2Wall Virtual Jazz Festival 2020, Abergavenny.

Vocalist Debs Hancock discusses the History of Jazz with jazz journalists John Hellings and Nigel Jarrett.

Tango Jazz Quartet - “Tango Meets Jazz”, Wall2Wall Virtual Jazz Festival 2020, Abergavenny.

Commissioned by the Wall2Wall Jazz Festival & filmed in Argentina this stream charts the linked histories of tango & jazz and the music & history of the Tango Jazz Quartet, led by Gustavo Firmenich.

Tomorrow’s Headliners, Wall2Wall Virtual Jazz Festival 2020, Abergavenny.

A special showcase event featuring 5 rising stars, saxophonists Josh Heaton & Daniel Newberry, guitarist Alex Lockheart, vocalist Sarah Meek & trumpeter Thom Dalby playing with the Alex Goodyear Trio.

“Remembering Charlie Parker”, Wall2Wall Virtual Jazz Festival 2020, Abergavenny.

A Centenary Tribute to Charlie Parker from a sextet featuring saxophonists Ben Waghorn & Martha Skilton, trumpeter Jonny Bruce, pianist Dave Jones, bassist Ashley John Long & drummer Alex Goodyear.

“Remembering Peggy Lee”, Wall2Wall Virtual Jazz Festival 2020, Abergavenny.

Ian Mann enjoys this Centenary Tribute to Peggy Lee performed by vocalists Becki Biggins, Victoria Klewin and Debs Hancock and instrumentalists Guy Shotton, Nick Kacal and Alex Goodyear.

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Jazz Mann News

Sachal Vasandani & Romain Collin sign to Edition Records.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

US vocalist Sachal Vasandani and French / New York based pianist Romain Collin have signed with Edition Records for the release of their album ‘Midnight Shelter’ due on 19th March 2021.

Lafayette Gilchrist - Solo piano livestream, December 28th 2020.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

On Monday, December 28 at 7 p.m. EST, Gilchrist will perform a livestream solo piano concert presented by An Die Musik in Baltimore. Tickets $10. Details attached.

Change.org - New Petition, “Keep Swing and Big Band Music on Radio 2!”.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

On 15 November Clare Teal announced that her Swing and Big Band Show would finish on January 3 2021. Sibyl Ruth has started a petition asking, Helen Thomas, the Radio 2 Head of Station, to reconsider.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Orphy Robinson at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London.

Friday, December 04, 2020

Bruno Heinen Trio with Alex Hitchcock at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London.

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Electric Landladies Xmas Party at New Cross Inn, New Cross, London.

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Lafayette Gilchrist Trio at Keystone Corner, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Steve Tromans at Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood, Birmingham.

Sunday, December 13, 2020