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Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2010-Saturday 1st May

Ian Mann on a memorable day of wonderfully diverse music at the 2010 Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Photograph of Kit Downes by Tim Dickeson.

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2010-Friday 30th April

Ian Mann enjoys the very different talents of Eric Bibb and Trio VD. Photograph of Eric Bibb by Tim Dickeson.


Tim Owen looks at some of the highly distinctive releases from the boutique Treader label run by John Coxon and Ashley Wales of Spring Heel Jack

Psi Fi

Tim Owen looks at three highly distinctive releases on Evan Parker's Psi label

Tomasz Stanko Quintet: Dark Eyes and John Surman: Brewster?s Rooster

Tim Owen looks at two releases on the ECM label

Gigs Of The Year

Ian Mann's top ten of gigs of 2009

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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. - 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