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Please Keep Writing About Jazz!

Stockholm based jazz fan Mariana Vodovosoff writes in praise of the work of The Jazzmann, discusses the music of one of her heroes, pianist Michael Wollny, & shares thoughts on the Swedish jazz scene.

R.I.P. Tony Allen (1940 -2020) - “The Beat at the Heart of Popular Music”.

Political & cultural journalist Stefan Simanowitz has given us permission to publish the text of his 2010 interview with Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen, which took place on the drummer's 70th birthday.

Jazz Goes To College - A Musical Detective Story.

Guest contributor Trevor Bannister tracks down the details of the 'Jazz Goes To College' broadcast featuring the Max Roach Quintet with guest Sonny Rollins at Reading University in November 1966.

Rhythms at The Yurt.

Guest contributor Trevor Bannister enthuses about The Yurt at Haddon Acre, the unique and intimate South Oxfordshire music venue run by former recording engineer Chris Hollebone and his wife Sue.

Art Themen : An Appreciation.

Guest contributor Trevor Bannister pays homage to the extraordinary saxophonist Art Themen, who combines a successful career as an orthopaedic surgeon with the life of a prominent jazz musician.

“In Praise of the Livestream”. Fergus McCreadie Trio, Livestream, Stephen Henderson’s Kitchen, Dalrymple, Scotland, 21/03/2020.

In these days of isolation Ian Mann, together with an online audience of music fans, enjoys a concert length Livestream broadcast performance by the Fergus McCreadie Trio.

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Jazz Mann News

Jonny Mansfield - new single and “Album in a Day”.

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Multi-instrumentalist Jonny Mansfield has released a new single "Syringa", featuring the voice of Ella Hohnen​-​Ford. He is also planning to write, perform, mix and release an album in a single day.

Livestream with Saxarama, 5th July 2020, 2.00 pm.

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Saxophonist Jeremy Huggett will host a livesteam gig by his quintet Saxarama on the afternoon of Sunday, 5th July, 2020. Details attached.

Cath Roberts Newsletter, Summer 2020.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Saxophonist, composer, improviser and bandleader Cath Roberts has forwarded her latest newsletter, including details of recordings newly available on Bandcamp.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Mice In A Matchbox at The Nottingham Arms, Tewkesbury, Glos.

Friday, July 10, 2020

A Night Of Bond With Janine Johnson at Boisdale Restaurant,Canary Wharf, London.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Clare Teal & Jason Rebello - two shows at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Mark Lettieri Group at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London.

Monday, July 13, 2020 - Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Taj Mahal & Jon Cleary at Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London.

Friday, July 17, 2020