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Brecon Jazz Festival 2022, Main Weekend, Friday 12th August 2022.

Ian Mann enjoys the first full day of the Festival and performances from James Chadwick, Chris Hodgkins, Uskulele Jazz Orchestra Debs Hancock, Baraka, Tamasin Reardon, Panoply Trio and K'Chevere.

Brecon Jazz Festival, Family Jazz & Dance Day,  Brecon County Showground, Brecon, 07/08/2022.

Ian Mann enjoys a hugely successful start to the 2022 Brecon Jazz Festival and performances by the Jane Williams Band, the Will Barnes Quartet and The Numbers Racket.

R.I.P. David Masters of Titley Jazz Festival

Ian Mann is saddened by the passing of David Masters, organiser of the much missed Titley Jazz Festival.

Monday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 02/05/2022.

Ian Mann enjoys a varied programme of music on the final day of the Festival with performances by Moses Boyd, Gabrielle, Brian Jackson and Myra Melford's Fire And Water Quintet.

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.

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Jazz Mann News

2022 Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival Programme Announced.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The line up has been announced for the 2022 Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival which will take place over the weekend of 7-9 October. Press release attached.

Gilad Hekselman - US and European Tour Dates, September - December 2022.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Israeli born, New York based guitarist and composer Gilad Hekselman will be touring extensively in the US & Europe with a variety of different line ups. Schedule attached.

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club Contest - Applications Invited.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The eighth edition of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club contest has now begun. The deadline for applications is December 23rd 2022. Press release attached.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music, various venues, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Friday, September 23, 2022 - Sunday, October 02, 2022

Jazz Jam Session with the Dave Cottle Trio at Swansea Jazz Club, The Garage Music Venue, Swansea.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Robin Nolan & Chris Quinn and the Gypsy Jazz Retreat Crew, free event at St. Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Malcolm Earle Smith at Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich, London.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Jonathan Gee ‘1971 Show’, free event at Jazz Cafe POSK, Hammersmith, London.

Friday, September 30, 2022