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Book Review - Phil Freeman, “Ugly Beauty – Jazz in the 21st Century”.

Insightful, intelligent and thought provoking. Freeman makes a compelling and convincing case for the ongoing importance and vitality of jazz in the 21st century.

Book Review - Jim Philip with Trevor Bannister “It Won’t Sound The Same Again…Great Jazz Never Does”.

Ian Mann enjoys the autobiography of multi-reeds player Jim Philip, co-written with regular Jazzmann contributor Trevor Bannister.

Kari Kirkland Interview.

Guest contributor Tom Brumpton interviews California based jazz vocalist, and former trapeze artist, Kari Kirkland on the release of her new album "Wild Is The Wind".

Third Stourbridge Festival of Improvised Music, Claptrap The Venue, Stourbridge, West Midlands,14/11/2021.

Ian Mann enjoys an afternoon of musical spontaneous creation featuring a collective of the Midlands' finest improvisers.

“Wherever You Are”, Brecon Jazz Festival 2021, The Castle Hotel, Brecon, Sunday 22nd August 2021.

Ian Mann enjoys the music of two projects assembled specifically for the Festival, Paula Gardiner's 6.0 and Swing Strings Trio.

“Wherever You Are”, Brecon Jazz Festival 2021, Sunday 15th August 2021.

Ian Mann enjoys the second full Sunday of music at The Castle Hotel and two very different performances from the Capital City Jazz Orchestra and the Dee Byrne / Rebecca Nash Quartet

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Jazz Mann News

Swansea International Jazz Festival 2022, Full Concert and Stroller Programmes announced.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The full line up has been announced for Swansea International Jazz Festival which will take place at various venues around the city from 23rd to 26th June 2022.

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 22/05/2022.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 22/05/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations

B.D. Lenz Trio - UK / Europe Tour 2022.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

American guitarist B.D. Lenz will lead his trio on an extensive UK & European tour during June and July 2022. Schedule attached.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Manchester Jazz Festival 2022, various venues, Manchester.

Friday, May 20, 2022 - Sunday, May 29, 2022

Kris Davis’ Diatom Ribbons at The Village Vanguard, New York City, USA.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - Sunday, May 29, 2022

Brazilian Night feat. Matheus Prado, Seu Gaio, Huw Warren at The Flute & Tankard, Cardiff.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Will Gardener Quartet at Jazz at The Speakeasy, The Wick Inn, Hove, Sussex.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

ISQ at Jazz at The Lescar, The Lescar Hotel, Sheffield.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022