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Sunday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 01/05/2022.

Ian Mann enjoys a varied day of music and performances by Geogia Cecile, Elles Bailey, Penguin Cafe, Electric Lady Big Band, Laura Jurd Ensemble, Gary Bartz & Maisha and Robert Plant & Saving Grace.

Saturday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30/04/2022.

Ian Mann enjoys performances by the Birmingham / Siena Jazz Exchange, Lady Blackbird, Kansas Smitty's, Shake Stew, Graham Costello's STRATA, Dave Douglas / Joey Baron Duo & the Nubya Garcia Quartet.

Friday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 29/04/2022.

Ian Mann is thrilled to return to Cheltenham Jazz Festival to enjoy performances by Nitin Sawhney's band and Zoe Rahman's new quintet.

Saturday at Surge in Spring V, Midlands Arts Centre (mac), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, 23/04/2022.

Ian Mann welcomes the return of the Surge in Spring Festival to Birmingham as Sid Peacock and Surge present a programme of "Exceptional Music From Around The Globe".

Memories of Tina May (1961 - 2022).

Ian Mann pays personal tribute to the great jazz vocalist Tina May, who left us far too early on March 26th 2022.

Book Review - Phil Freeman, “Ugly Beauty – Jazz in the 21st Century”.

Insightful, intelligent and thought provoking. Freeman makes a compelling and convincing case for the ongoing importance and vitality of jazz in the 21st century.

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Jazz Mann News

Paul Clarvis, Liam Noble, Cathy Jordan - new album and UK tour January 2023 / February 2023.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Cathy Jordan, the Irish Traditional folk singer joins jazz musicians Liam Noble and Paul Clarvis on "Freight Train", due for release on 6th January 2023. The trio will be touring the UK in Jan & Feb.

Guildford Jazz - Programme for December 2022.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Martin Collins of Guildford Jazz has forwarded details of the organisation's programme for December 2022 with performances by Rosie Feater-Taylor and Georgina Jackson. Details attached.

Akumu Music Agency - Upcoming concerts, November / December 2022 and January 2023.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

The Italian music agency Akamu have announced an updated schedule of forthcoming concerts that will take place in various European locations in November, December and January. Schedule attached.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Cambridge Jazz Festival 2022, various venues, Cambridge.

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - Sunday, November 27, 2022

Pete Churchill Quintet at Guildford Jazz, The Performing Arts Studio, University of Surrey, Guildford.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Wonderbrass feat. Jason Yarde at The Gate, Roath, Cardiff.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Will Barnes Quartet at Hermon Arts, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Heidi Vogelsings Sarah Vaughan at Jazz Cafe POSK, Hammersmith, London.

Saturday, November 26, 2022