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Preview - Mark Lockheart’s ‘Days On Earth’ at South Hill Arts Centre, Bracknell.

Guest contributor Trevor Bannister previews a performance of saxophonist and composer Mark Lockheart's "Days On Earth" suite at the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Arts Centre, Bracknell on 27/09/2019.


Sunday at Brecon Jazz Festival 2019, 11/08/2019.

Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival, and performances by Ross Stanley, Karen Sharp, Stochelo Rosenberg, Rory Ingham and the Celtic Jazz Quartet. Photography by Bob Meyrick.


Saturday at Brecon Jazz Festival 2019, 10/08/2019.

Ian Mann on the second day of the Festival and performances by the Pysz/Cousins/Gardiner Trio, Alice Leggett, Gareth Roberts, Barbara Dennerlein and Scott Hamilton. Photography by Bob Meyrick.


Friday at Brecon Jazz Festival 2019, 09/08/2019.

Ian Mann enjoys the first full day of the Festival and performances by Maciek Pysz, Samantha Wright, Liane Carroll and the Steve Waterman Big Band. Photography by Bob Meyrick.


A Great Day in Leamington Spa, 07/07/2019.

Ian Mann on a memorable night of film & live music with a screening of the celebrated jazz documentary "A Great Day in Harlem" followed by a live performance by trumpeter Bruce Adams and his quartet.


Tom Ward - “Madwort’s Menagerie” and Tom Ward / Adam Fairhall Duo “Susurrus”.

Ian Mann enjoys the first two releases on multi-reed player, composer and improviser Tom Ward's Madwort micro-label.

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Jazz Mann News

The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group urge Arts Council England to reinstate National Lottery Projects Grants.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The All-Party Parliamentary Appreciation Group (APPJAG), the influential jazz enthusiasts' lobby group of MPs & Peers, is urging Arts Council England to restore the National Lottery Projects Grant.

Jazz West Midlands Promoter Network announces Digital Concert Programme.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Jazz West Midlands promoter's network has announced a series of digital concerts including performances featuring Tina May/Alan Barnes/ Arnie Somogyi, the Joy Ellis Duo and Orjan Hulten's Orion.

Artists announced for Jerwood Jazz Encounters Fellowships to present jazz at festivals across England during 2021.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Four jazz artists have been commissioned to create ground-breaking new ways to present jazz at Festivals across England in 2021. They are Elliot Galvin, Faye MacCalman, Lara Jones and Witch ‘n’ Monk.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Lady Maisery at Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Sarah Gillespie Quintet at Westacre Theatre, Westacre, Norfolk.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Fofoulah at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Richard Foote Quintet at Midlands Arts Centre (mac), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Michal Urbaniak, Urbanator at Hideaway, Steatham, London.

Friday, May 29, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020