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Book Review - “Feel So Fine: Big Joe Turner – The Boss of the Blues” by Derek Coller.

Guest contributor Trevor Bannister enjoys Derek Coller's biography / discography of the Kansas City born blues / jazz vocalist and rock 'n' roll pioneer 'Big' Joe Turner.

Sunday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 01/10/2023.

Ian Mann enjoys a full day of words & music with performances by Abergavenny Sax Quartet, Loz Bridges / Glyn Lewis Duo, BMJazzKatz, Sarah Brown / Colin Good Duo & a Poetry & Jazz Improvisation event..

Saturday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 30/09/2023.

Ian Mann enjoys a "Jazz Chat" with broadcaster John Hellings and an exceptional musical performance from trumpeter and composer Laura Jurd and her Sextet.

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.

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.

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Jazz Mann News

Line up announced for this summer’s 63rd Jazz A Juan, 8th to 18th of July 2024..

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Marcus Miller, Joshua Redmond and Chris Potter are among the line up for this year's Jazz A Juan, the annual festival at Juan-les -Pins on the Cote D'Azur, France.

Aaron Irwin Trio - Jazz-Poetry Album (May 2024)  and US Tour (June / July 2024.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Aaron Irwin will release (after) ,his 9th album, a collection of works inspired by poetry as interactions between sound & verse weave together. His trio will be touring in the US during June & July.

Emerging bands invited to apply for Jammin’ Juan Jazz Market Place 2024.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The 7th edition of Jammin' Juan Jazz Market Place in Juan -les-Pins near Nice in the south of France will be from 6th to 8th November. Applications are open until 15th April.

Jazz Gigs & Events

George Coleman and special guests, 25th Anniversary Celebration at SMOKE Jazz Club, New York City, USA.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - Sunday, April 14, 2024

Jim Mullen Organ Trio at Guildford Jazz, The Stoke Pub, Guildford, Surrey.

Friday, April 12, 2024

Hugh Harris Orchestra, fundraising event at St. Peter’s Church, De Beauvoir Town,  London.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Partikel Trio / Natalie Rosario at Shrewsbury Jazz Network, The Hive Music & Media Centre, Shrewsbury.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Jonny Hepbir Trio at Bridgwater Arts Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset.

Saturday, April 13, 2024