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Video Review - Patchwork Jazz Orchestra - “If I Were A Bell”, released 12/10/2020.

The latest video from Patchwork Jazz Orchestra combines witty and humorous animation with some terrific playing and arranging, but sends a very serious message to Boris Johnson and the UK Government.

Sunday at ‘Virtual’  Brecon Jazz Festival, 09/08/2020.

Ian Mann on the final day of jazz and conversation from the foot of the Brecon Beacons.

Saturday at ‘Virtual’ Brecon Jazz Festival, 08/08/2020.

Ian Mann on a day of performances featuring a beguiling mix of local heroes and international collaborations.

Friday at ‘Virtual’ Brecon Jazz Festival, 07/08/2020.

Ian Mann enjoys the hugely successful first day of this lovingly coordinated online international jazz festival.

Jonny Mansfield - ” “Portrait” an “Album in a Day”.

Multi-instrumentalist Jonny Mansfield has completed the challenge of recording a full album in a single day. The result, "Portrait", is now available via Bandcamp.

Celebrating Musical Traditions in Ards and North Down in the time of Covid-19.

Composers Sid Peacock and Ruth Angell have been commissioned to write a work celebrating the different musical and cultural traditions of this area of Northern Ireland. Press release attached.

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Jazz Mann News

GJFL Session 3: Lucy Tasker’s ‘Sakura’ Trio, Livestream event, 15/04/2021.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The GypsyJazz Festival of London present clarinettist Lucy Tasker in this free livestream event which will be premiered from the Toulouse Lautrec Venue in London on 15th April 2021. Details attached.

DC Jazz Festival Announces ‘We Get to Talk’ Podcast Series.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) has launched a podcast series titled We Get to Talk. On this bi-weekly program, DCJF Executive Director Sunny Sumter engages jazz artists in captivating conversations.

Sarah Gillespie - free songwriting workshop and new live gig dates.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Sarah Gillespie will host a free online songwriting workshop on 22nd April 2021. She has also announced dates for a number of live performances later in the year.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Shapeshifters + Paul Taylor, late afternoon performance at Bobik’s, The Punchbowl Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Shez Raja ‘Tales from the Punjab’  feat. Tony Kofi at 606 Jazz Club, Chelsea, London.

Friday, June 04, 2021

Zara McFarlane, late show at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London.

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Jazz On A Summer’s Evening feat. Tara Minton, Jo Harrop, Carroll Thompson, Paul Lee, Alex Webb, Ciyo Brown, Tommaso Starace, Freddie Gavita, Ed Babar, David Ingamells at Cadogan Hall, London.

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Antonio Forcione Entertains You at Le QuecumBar, Battersea, London.

Sunday, June 20, 2021