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R.I.P. John Marshall (1941 – 2023).

Ian Mann and Trevor Bannister pay tribute to the late, great John Marshall (1941-2023), drummer with three seminal bands, Ian Carr’s Nucleus, Soft Machine and Eberhard Weber’s Colours.

Ezra Collective win 2023 Mercury Music Prize.

Ian Mann with a personal reflection on Ezra Collective's historic victory at the 2023 Mercury Music Prize ceremony, making them the first ever jazz act to win an award first instigated in 1992.

Autumn 2023 Season at The Snug Sessions at Bishop’s Court Farm, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

Trevor Bannister previews the forthcoming season at The Snug Sessions and performances by Elaine Delmar, Freddie Benedict, Marcus Bonfanti, Jo Harrop, Zoe Francis, Jim Mullen, Jordan Jackson & more.

Brecon Jazz Festival 2023, ‘Jazz & Film Weekend’ - The Films - Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2023.

Ian Mann enjoys "Jazz on a Summer's Day", the film about he 1958 Newport Jazz Festival and "Indigo - Revelations in Small Steps", a film about trumpeter Byron Wallen's Indigo quartet by Tom Parsons.

Nice Jazz Festival 2023 - Part Two, 20th and 21st July 2023.

Guest contributor Colin May reports on the final two days of the 2023 Nice Jazz Festival. Performers include SuperBlue, Herbie Hancock, Ezra Collective, GoGo Penguin, Dianne Reeves, Donald Harrison.

Nice Jazz Festival 2023 - Part One, 18th and 19th July 2023.

Guest contributor Colin May reports on the first two days of the 2023 Nice Jazz Festival. Performers include Hiromi, Dave Holland, Gabriels, Immanuel Wilkins, Roberto Fonseca, Emile Londonien.

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Jazz Mann News

Liam Ward - Gig schedule for October 2023.

Monday, October 02, 2023

Blues harmonica player and vocalistLiam Ward has announced his gig schedule for October 2023, which will feature his playing and singing with a variety of different line ups.

The Green Note, Camden Town, London - Newsletter, 29/09/2023.

Friday, September 29, 2023

The Green Note has forwarded its latest newsletter with details of forthcoming musical events.

Speakers and artists announced for Jazz Promotion Network Conference & Showcases, Birmingham, October 31st and November 1st 2023.

Friday, September 29, 2023

The Jazz Promotion Network has announced some of the speakers and showcase and special guest performers for the JPN 2023 Conference in Birmingham. Press release attached.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2023, various venues, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Friday, September 22, 2023 - Sunday, October 08, 2023

Alex Clarke Quartet at Kenilworth Jazz Club, Kenilworth Rugby Club, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

Monday, October 02, 2023

Itamar Borochov Quartet, album launch tour at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Thursday, October 05, 2023 - Friday, October 06, 2023

Jingu Bang at The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra at Kidderminster Jazz Club, St. Ambrose Parish Centre , Kidderminster, Worcs.

Friday, October 06, 2023