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Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Jazz Stream 2021, Day Two, Sunday May 2nd 2021.

With performances covering almost the entire range of jazz genres there literally was “something for everybody” and in the true tradition of the Festival there were exciting new discoveries to be made

Cheltenham Jazz Festival,  Jazz Stream 2021, Day One, Saturday May 1st 2021.

A five hour extravaganza of specially commissioned performances recorded both in the UK and internationally that really captured the spirit of the Festival and its sheer musical diversity.

Remembering Chick Corea (1941 - 2021).

Ian Mann's personal memories of the music of the late, great Chick Corea, as experienced via a rich seam of classic recordings and live music performances.

“Build Your Own Album” -  with Jonathan Silk and FORJ.

"Skirfare", the debut release by FORJ, a quartet led by drummer Jonathan Silk, offers purchasers the opportunity to pick their own track combination to create their personally chosen album download.

Le QuecumBar, Battersea, London - “Life During Lockdown”.

Sylvia Rushbrooke of Le QuecumBar, London's home of Gypsy Jazz and Swing, outlines the problems facing venue operators during the Covid crisis and offers suggestions as to how fans can help out.

John Russell (1954 - 2021) - An Appreciation by Alex Ward and Stephen Vitkovitch

Musician Alex Ward and record label owner Stephen Vitkovitch have written a tribute to their friend, guitarist, improviser and organiser John Russell, who sadly passed away on January 18th 2021.

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Jazz Mann News

Jazz Divas Series at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London, Autumn 2021.

Friday, July 30, 2021

The JBGB Events Jazz Divas 2021 Series is an evening concert programme showcasing the very best of British Jazz Singers in intimate personal cabaret style concerts. Press release attached.

Upper East Harlem Block to be Co-Named After Iconic Art Kane Photograph ‘Harlem 1958’.

Friday, July 30, 2021

East 126th Street between 5th and Madison Avenues in East Harlem will be co-named ‘Art Kane Harlem 1958 Place’ in honour of photographer Art Kane and his iconic photograph "Harlem 1958".

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 25/07/2021.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 25/07/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Jazz Gigs & Events

37th Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival, various venues West Midlands.

Friday, July 16, 2021 - Sunday, August 01, 2021

Dartington Music Summer School & Festival at Dartington Hall, Devon.

Saturday, July 24, 2021 - Saturday, August 21, 2021

Kansas Smitty’s at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Diane Marino Quartet featuring Rickey Woodard at Rudy’s Jazz Room, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Henry Lowther’s Still Waters, two shows at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London.

Saturday, July 31, 2021