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Jazzata Autumn gigs at Bristol Beacon.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Promoter Ian Storror is to present a short series of jazz gigs in Bristol Beacon Foyer during October and November. Featured artists are Fergus McCreadie and Mark Lockheart.

Ian Storror writes;


I’m running a mini series of gigs at The Bristol Beacon (formerly Colston Hall Foyer), details attached, hoping to do a third gig in Dec’ with Jason Rebello

 


Fergus McCreadie Trio Jazz & Folk
Bristol Beacon Foyer, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR
Wednesday 6 October
Doors 7.00, for 8.15pm start
£14.17 / £11.99 (Con’s) Prices include booking fees
Fergus McCreadie Piano, David Bowden Double Bass, Stephen Henderson Drums
This gig has great appeal not only to the Jazz audience; but followers of Traditional Folk music will be equally delighted with this music, it has a balance of style, performed with impeccable touch This trio is among the leading new wave of young musicians currently energising the vibrant & creative Scottish music scene.
I first heard Fergus in Glasgow, as part of a showcase event for the Jazz Promotion Network AGM 2019. I was immediately enthralled by the empathy within the trio and beautiful way that Fergus had manged to blend traditional Scottish folk themes into their jazz trio style. The bass player is also exceptional
The following evening as part of Glasgow Jazz Festival McCreadie was equally at home with the driving 7-piece ‘Strata’ band and with the Matt Carmichael group
I’ve been trying to get his trio to Bristol ever since and despite several stop starts due to Covid, we have now found a date they can do.
The album ‘Cairn’ was a highlight of lockdown, something of pure beauty in desolate times; do not miss the opportunity to hear these very talented and creative musicians, The trio has made a major impression in the UK, winning the coveted Peter Whittingham Jazz Prize in 2016, and winning Best Album at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2019.
“..an energetic freshness of sound and originality reminiscent of the dynamism and personality with which the likes of piano trios The Bad Plus and EST emerged….”
https://www.fergusmccreadie.co.uk/
Video Clip;
A live performance of “Cairn”, the title track to the new album from Fergus McCreadie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5RcJQQ56iY (6.31 mns)

 

Mark Lockheart’s ‘Dreamers’ Jazz
Bristol Beacon Foyer, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR
Saturday 13 November
Doors 7.00, for 8 pm start
£15.26 / £13.08 (Con’s) Prices include booking fees
Mark Lockheart (Saxes), Elliot Galvin (Piano/Keys), Tom Herbert (Basses), Dave Smith (Drums)
Mark Lockheart relates; “‘Dreamers’ is many things to me, a piece of work that is the fruition of both a break with the past but also a logical extension of my other music and also most importantly the birth of a new working group. I wanted this music to be unfussy and direct, but also unpredictable and surprising. The grooves,
the sonics and the musical character of each piece are all hugely important and the process led me into a new sound world that’s very different from anything I’d done before….. People ask me what’s behind this music and all I can answer is ‘everything’!
The writing process happened quickly for this album my only intention really was to not be restricted by style or genre and let the music flow in the most natural and unforced way possible.  Of course there are influences and with hindsight I can hear many of them, John Zorn, Burt Bacharach, Ellington and Kraftwerk are here a bit , not sure how and don’t really care.  The three musicians with me on this record have been cunningly intuitive about how I wanted the music interpreted and I love how everyone plays on this record. Elliot’s wonderful sonic palette, Tom’s deep rooted bass playing and Dave’s incredible groove and spirit, holds the music high and
gives each piece its identity and character.” ML
If this new grouping of Mark’s is anything last his last creation ‘Malija’ (w/Liam Noble & JasperHøiby) who we heard in Bristol, back in Oct’ 2017, we are in for a right treat!  
“From Loose Tubes to Polar Bear and beyond, Lockheart’s capacity to be ahead of the jazz curve is undeniable. In this new band his combination of lyrical economy and harmonic creativity has found three improvisational soulmates who clearing know how to make the most of his compositions in their own terms”. Jazzwise magazine
‘Dreamers’ the album; will be released early 2022 on Edition Records
http://www.marklockheart.co.uk/dreamers
Video Clip;
This track from Mark is a simple duo with drummer Corrie Dick re-vamping A Night in Tunisia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acIwvD-1veo (5.11 mins)

Autumn programme announced for London’s new jazz cabaret venue, Piano Smithfield.

Friday, September 17, 2021

JBGB Events has announced a series of performances at Piano Smithfield during October and November 2021 in conjunction with dining at game restaurant The Jugged Hare.

We have received the following press release;

 

A thrilling evening of dining and jazz at a top new jazz venue - Piano Smithfield & The Jugged Hare.


A stylish and elegant new jazz cabaret venue in London, Piano Smithfield, hosts a new series of top quality jazz shows with a special pre-show menu and complimentary glass of Crémant from London’s unique game restaurant The Jugged Hare all brought to you by JBGB Events.
The 5 show series begins Oct 13th with James Hudson and The Nat King Cole Songbook:

 

http://www.jbgbevents.com


Jazz Cabaret @ Piano Smithfield,
14, Long Lane, Barbican, London EC1A 9PN
Box Office: 0207 796 9777


Piano Smithfield, London’s newest Jazz Cabaret venue, is a stylish and elegant, lower ground venue for 75 seated audiences in Long Lane, EC1, between Smithfield Market and The Barbican, just round the corner from Barbican underground station.


A superb bar with top quality lighting and sound stage plus a first-class electric Yamaha Piano, makes this the perfect new opportunity to showcase great musicians for good music lovers.


This Autumn, try something extraordinary and indulge in a vibrant, thrilling evening of dining and jazz.


Across five consecutive Wednesday’s from October 13th to November 10th hosted by top singer songwriter and broadcaster James Sayer, JBGB Events bring you:

 

James Hudson - The Nat King Cole Song Book - JBGB Events
Jazz vocalist James Hudson performs live at Piano Smithfield, Barbican London on Weds 13th Oct @8pm. Tickets £16.50


Liane Carroll - SOLO - JBGB Events
Jazz Vocalist Liane Carroll performs live at Piano Smithfield, Barbican, London on Weds Oct 20th @8pm. Tickets £21.50


Tina May - from Berlin to Paris to New York - JBGB Events
Jazz Diva Tina May performs live at Piano Smithfield Barbican London on Wed Oct 27th October @ 8pm. Tickets £16.50


Chris Ingham - Hoagy! The Life and music of Hoagy Carmichael - JBGB Events
Jazz Pianist performs the Music of Hoagy Carmichael at Piano Smithfield, Barbican, London on Weds November 3rd at 8pm. Tickets £16.50


Joanna Eden - 50 Years of the classic Joni Mitchell Album Blue - JBGB Events
Joanna Eden performs the music of Joni Mitchell and her album Blue live at Piano Smithfield, Barbican London on Weds 10 November at 8pm. Tickets £16.50

 


In partnership with JBGB Events and Piano Smithfield, The Jugged Hare is proud to host a series of supper clubs followed by the live jazz cabaret in a superb, state of the art setting.


Arriving at The Jugged Hare, London’s famously unique game restaurant, you will be greeted with a complimentary glass of Crémant before being welcomed at your table to enjoy a two course meal from the pre-theatre menu. Expect starters such as Roast Jerusalem Artichokes and Wild Boar Scotch Egg, with mains such as Fillet of Brixham Hake or Homemade Pie of the day to follow.


After dinner, enjoy a short autumnal stroll past the magnificent Barbican to Piano Smithfield, London’s newest Jazz Cabaret Venue, where you can enjoy cocktails and jazz in a stylish and intimate setting.


We recommend booking your dinner at 5.30pm to allow ample time to enjoy your meal and arrive at Piano Smithfield in time for the 8pm show.


https://thejuggedhare.com/


THE JUGGED HARE
49 Chiswell Street
London
EC1Y 4SA
020 8161 0190
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

JazzLeeds - Programme announced for Autumn 2021.

Friday, September 17, 2021

JazzLeeds has announced its Autumn programme which will present more than thirty concerts between thirty September and December 2021. Full details attached.

Steve Crocker of JazzLeeds writes;


Exclusive! Autumn international jazz events announced


JazzLeeds autumn programme is a complete festival of music in itself. We are presenting more than 30 concerts to help people come back to live gigs again.
Jazz is attracting a lot of interest these days from a new young audience – our programme includes all types of jazz with something for all tastes. We have some superb
international evening concerts.Chief highlights are two women who have set the jazz world by storm – pianist and composer Nikki Iles who will be bringing her Nikki
Iles Big Band to Seven Arts for two performances on October 7th, and jazz vocalist Liane Carroll who will be playing a rare date with top Scottish pianist Brian Kellock
on December 2nd. From America there will be visits from superstar drummer Ari Hoeing and veteran saxman Greg Abate. Guitarist Nigel Price will be presenting a
feature on the music of Wes Montgomery, vocalist Jeremy Sassoon will be playing and singing the jazz blues and soul music of Ray Charles, and we’ll also be hearing
from some brilliant up and coming musicians as part of drummer Clark Tracey’s sextet.


As well as all this JazzLeeds presents our ever-popular Sunday afternoon series of jazz groups featuring musicians from the region including rising star singer Nishla
Smith and vocalist and violinist Dom Ingham. All the concerts will be at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, Leeds.


More information can be had from http://www.jazzleeds.org.uk and tickets are available from http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds


Seven highlights this autumn that you shouldn’t mis;


Nikki Iles Big Band @Seven Arts -Thursday evening 7 October – two performances at 7pm and 9pm Thursday 7 October
Nikki Iles – Conductor, Piano, Accordion Mike Walker – Guitar Steve Watts – Bass Ian Thomas – Drums; Saxophones: Andy Schofield – Alto, Soprano, Flute Paul Jones – Alto, Flute Julian Siegel – Tenor, Bass Clarinet Tori Freestone – Tenor, Flute Karen Sharp – Baritone, Tenor, Clarinet Gareth Lochrane – Flute, Trumpets: Tom Walsh, Henry Lowther, James Copas, Nick Smart, Trombones: Gordon Campbell, Richard Henry, Ollie Martin, and Harry Maund.
Award-winning pianist and composer Nikki Iles is celebrated as one of the finest musicians the UK has ever produced. Tonight marks a new chapter in a long and
distinguished career in British Jazz. Featuring commissions from over the years, new orchestrations of her own small band tunes and new compositions, the superb band
she has assembled will showcase the depth and range of her writing and arranging.
Expect great jazz from top-drawer musicians highlighting Nikki’s distinctive creative voice.

 

Ari Hoenig Trio @Seven Arts – Friday evening 15 Oct 8 7.30m
Ari Hoenig drums with Tom Ollendorff guitar, Conor Chaplin bass.
Busy top-notch New York City drummer makes a rare visit to Leeds with guitarist Tom Ollendorff and bassist Conor Chaplin. They deliver sharp, streetwise modern
jazz that borrows as much from drum 'n' bass as much as it does from pristine ECM and dirty downtown aesthetics
Support 7.30-8.00pm Rory Mann Quartet

 

Nigel Price Organ Trio featuring Vasilis Xenopoulos @Seven Arts Thursday 21 October 7.30pm
Nigel Price - guitar Ross Stanley – B3 Hammond Organ Vasilis Xenopoulos – Tenor Saxophone Joel Barford – Drums
Nigel Price is one of the UK’s leading jazz guitarists and a tireless supporter of live music, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back, leading his Organ Trio in an evening of tunes made famous by the legendary guitarist Wes Montgomery.


Greg Abate @Seven Arts Thursday November 11th 7.30pm
Greg Abate alto sax with the Pete Rosser Trio – Pete Rosser piano, Sam Jackson bass and John Settle drums
US alto sax star - post hard bop soloist who plays jazz festivals and clubs throughout North America and Europe, one of the hardest working and original jazz bebop
sax players around.


Clark Tracey Sextet @Seven Arts Thursday Nov 18 7.30pm
Mark Armstrong - trumpet, Dan Higham - trombone, Tom Ridout - reeds, Will Barry - piano, James Owston - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Clark Tracey returns to Leeds with a new line-up of gifted young musicians who have impressed audiences at clubs and festivals with a maturity beyond their years.


Liane Carroll and Brian Kellock @Seven Arts Thursday Dec 2 7.30pm
Some musicians are talented, some brilliant and a few just seem to be made out of music. Vocalist Liane Carroll is one of these and it’s hard to think of a better matched keyboard companion than Brian Kellock, Scotland’s finest jazz pianist.


Jeremy Sassoon sings and plays the Ray Charles songbook. @Seven Arts Thursday Dec 16 7.30pm
Pianist and vocalist Jeremy Sassoon’s tribute to the music of Ray Charles captures the imagination of Jazz, Blues and Soul audiences alike with his all-star Quintet.

 

Sunday Jazz at Seven Arts, Autumn 2021;


The popular Sunday afternoons at Seven Arts continue to showcase the best of bands from Leeds and the North of England. Some highlights this autumn are young
Leeds bands including “Mangorata”, “Ancient Infinity Orchestra”, Jeff Hewer’s Quartet and “Doomtet”, a quirky look at the music of popular 1950’s pianist Winifred
Artwell from Johnny Hunter and Adam Fairhill, cool jazz from Munch Manship’s Octet, contemporary sounds from “Universal Time”, jazz vocals and more from
Wakefield’s Dom Ingham, Manchester’s Nishla Smith, Leeds Conservatoire alumnus Nel Begley with Rafe’s Dilemma and Leeds vocal favourite Nicki Allan with her
quintet at the JazzLeeds Christmas Party in December. All concerts are at Seven Arts 1.30-4pm, presented by JazzLeeds.


Sunday Sept 19 “Mangorata” led by Miles Pillinger


Sunday Oct 3 Dom Ingham Quintet


Sunday Oct 17 Ancient Infinity Orchestra


Sunday Oct 24 Munch Manship Octet play West Coast Jazz


Sunday Nov 7 Jeff Hewer Quartet


Sunday Nov 14 Nishla Smith Quintet


Sunday Nov 21 Richard Iles and “Universal Time”


Sunday Nov 28 Adam Fairhill and Johnny Hunter – “Winifred Atwell Revisited”


Sunday Dec 5: “Doomtet” led by Dave Edwards


Sunday Dec 12 “Rafe’s Dilemma”


Sunday Dec 19 JazzLeeds Christmas party with Nicki Allan’s Quintet


All concerts at Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10 full price, £8 concessions for unwaged, £5 25s and under
Tickets http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds. Details http://www.jazzleeds.org.uk

 


Who are JazzLeeds? –a jazz charity organisation for the city, run by a group of passionate volunteers. We started off fourteen years ago in Chapel Allerton
originally called Seven Jazz. In 2016 JazzLeeds ran the first city Leeds Jazz festival, held in July at venues including the Wardrobe, Leeds College of Music and
Millennium Square. In 2022 the dates scheduled for this are 21-24 July.


Contact Steve Crocker JazzLeeds Organiser .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 07544 352594

Jazz at The Lescar, Sheffield - Autumn programme, September - December 2021.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Jazz at The Lescar has returned to live performances and will be presenting events at four venues across Sheffield - The Lescar, Yellow Arch Studios, Hope Works and Theatre Deli. Listings attached.

Jez Matthews of Jazz at The Lescar writes;

LESCAR JAZZ EVENTS IN SHEFFIELD HAPPENING AGAIN!


We’re really getting things up and running in Sheffield again. Very excited to be putting on gigs at 4 venues across the city, including The Lescar, Yellow Arch Studios, Hope Works and Theatre Deli. Below is a list of what we’ve got coming up so far;

 

Archipelago / Thursday 16th Sept / Yellow Arch Studios
Nominated in the 2021 Jazz FM awards for UK Best Jazz Act, a vibrant trio from the North East with an atmospheric and creative mix of improvised music and jazz with electronics, alt-rock and song-writing, bound together by restless creativity and originality. Featuring Faye MacCalman on saxophone/clarinet/vocals/synth, John Pope (Bass/FX) & Christian Alderson (Drums/Percussion).

 

Stuart McCallum / Wednesday 22nd Sept / The Lescar
A welome return to The Lescar for a brilliant guitarist with an intimate solo set guaranteed to be something quite special. Mixing jazz, alt folk, and ambient electronica, Stuart McCallum is best known perhaps for his association with the Cinematic Orchestra, and his duos with Rioghnach Connolly (The Breath), and Mike Walker. Atmospheric, subtle and truly beautiful music.
‘Master guitarist McCallum’s music is heaven sent. Beautifully crafted, warm blooded, folk and jazz inspired magical stuff….’ WRITTEN IN MUSIC

 

Let Spin / Saturday 25th Sept / Hope Works
A truly all-star band, featuring members of Melt Yourself Down, Led Bib, Beats & Pieces Big Band, Sarathy Korwar, Moss Project, Liran Donin’s 1000 boats, and Vula Viel, with Moss Freed (guitar), Ruth Goller (bass), Chris Williams (sax), and Finlay Panter (drums). Their music moves quickly from thrashy punk to heavy grooves, euphoric improv and more reflective territory, with influences including Rage Against The Machine, Bill Frisell, JS Bach, and Middle Eastern folk music.
“A new prog-jazz supergroup” — Jazzwise
“British Punk Jazz with a wiry electrical crackle” — Uncut

 

Corrie Dick Trio / Wednesday 29th Sept / The Lescar
A unique line-up created especially for this gig, and led by award-winning Corrie Dick (Dinosaur, Elliot Galvin Trio), a drummer who’s music embodies a sense of joy, abandon, and freedom in his music, with a dynamic and open-minded approach that draws on influences from Celtic folk music, contemporary jazz, and African rhythms. Corrie is joined in this trio by his colleague from the band Glasshopper, an innovative, sensitive and expressive sax player, Jonathan Chung, and Tom Wheatley on bass, an exceptional and creative improviser.

 

Nicola Farnon Quartet / Wednesday 6th October / The Lescar
A true Sheffield legend, and a wonderful swinging bass player and vocalist, Nicola Farnon is joined for this gig by Jim Corry, a sax player who’s playing credits include Jamiroquai, Mark Ronson, and Corinne Bailey Rae, as well as appearances at jazz festivals across the world. On piano Richard Weatherall has played with Bobby Wellins, Richard Iles and Mark Nightingale, and the band is completed by another Sheffield legend, a fine propulsive drummer, Phil Johnson.

 

Unfurl / Wednesday 13th October / The Lescar
Featuring some of the finest musicians in the North of England, Unfurl are led by Olivia Moore - violin, with Gavin Barras - double bass, Jim Faulkner - guitar, Jack McCarthy - percussion, and John Ball - tabla. Their music has been heard across the country at jazz festivals including Manchester, Marsden, Marlborough, Brecon and London Jazz Festival, and combines Indian ragas with jazz improvisation; its beautiful meditative music, subtle, yet full of life.

 

balo + Power Out / Friday 15th October / Theatre Deli
A double bill featuring two contrasting and innovative approaches to improvised music from inspiring and creative musicians based in Sheffield.
balo are Manon McCoy (harp) and Will Shaw (drums). Their music is thoughtful, atmospheric, delicately balanced and interactive, mixing improvisation and composition with an approach and instrumentation that’s original, beautiful and evocative.
Power Out is Sarah Heneghan, a drummer who’s music extends the drum kit to include drum machines and bassline sequencers in a vibrant mix of beats, danceable grooves, loops and textures. She’s performed previously at Manchester Jazz Festival, No Bounds Festival, and Sage Gateshead’s Sage Sessions.

 

Andre Canniere Quintet / Wednesday 20th October / The Lescar
Playing music from their latest album ‘Ghost Days’, US trumpeter Andre Canniere (Maria Schneider, Becca Stevens, Ivo Neame, Yazz Ahmed) makes a really welcome return with a wonderful band featuring Tori Freestone - tenor saxophone, Brigitte Beraha - voice, Rick Simpson - piano/keyboards, Tom Farmer - double bass, Andrew Bain - drums. Contemporary, thoughtful and passionate music.

 

Greg Abate Quartet / Wednesday 3rd November / The Lescar
A return for an acclaimed powerful and distinctive NYC musician and former Ray Charles lead alto sax player, Greg Abate, who joins us in Sheffield as part of a UK-wide tour, playing music in the classic jazz tradition, with a great swinging rhythm section led by pianist Pete Rosser. An unmissable gig!

 

Tom Ollendorff Trio / Wednesday 10th November / The Lescar
A wonderful guitarist, melodic, nuanced and sensitive, Tom Ollendorff has drawn praise from both critics and fellow musicians, and is joined in this first class trio drawn from the very best of the London jazz scene by Conor Chaplin (Dinosaur) on bass and Lyon-born Marc Michel on drums. Their album ‘A Song For You’ is out now on Barcelona-based label Fresh Sound New Talent. Subtle yet insistent and powerful music.
“Tom Ollendorff is one of the world’s finest guitarists. His music is complex, yet rooted in melody and feeling.” Gilad Hekselman

 

Webb City / Wednesday 24th November / The Lescar
One of the most in-demand musicians on the London jazz scene, (playing with Corrie Dick, Rob Luft, Kansas Smitty’s House Band and his own trio), inspired by and emulating influences from Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson to Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau, Joe Webb is a uniquely exuberant, swinging, and assured pianist, joined in this trio celebrating the music of the great Art Tatum by an assured and rhythmically astute line-up in Will Sach (bass) and Dave Archer (guitar).
“….exceptionally promising young pianist. His playing is rare and has an unusual sense of delicate beauty.” - Huw Warren

 

The Magic Lantern / Thursday 25th November / Yellow Arch Studios
Sure to be a sell-out gig, we’re so excited to welcome back The Magic Lantern, the musical moniker for singer-songwriter Jamie Doe, an artist who blurs the boundaries between folk, jazz and contemporary music. His music has a unique, emotional quality, joyful, moving, and honest. With a full band of drawn from London’s creative jazz scene (Matt Robinson – piano, Chris Hyson – bass, Dave Hamblett – drums and Zac Gvirtzman – horns) they’ll playing music from his newly released fourth album, ‘A Reckoning Bell’.
“Dreamy, beautiful. Something very, very special.” - Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music
“Extraordinary. Beautiful poised singing, amazing lyrics. Hypnotic!” - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

 

Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat / Wednesday 1st December / The Lescar
This Leeds-based quintet led by award-winning saxophonist Emma Johnson mix evocative and memorable tunes with strong melodic improvisation from some of the best musicians in the north, including Fergus Vickers on guitar, Richard Jones (Beats & Pieces) on piano, Angus Milne on bass, and Steve Hanley (Shapeshifters, Family Band) on drums. With a really strong, distinctive and engaging sound, Emma has worked with the likes of Gregory Porter, Olly Murs and Fold. Fresh and original lyrical contemporary jazz.

 

Lilli Unwin / Wednesday 8th December / The Lescar
A standout pre-lockdown gig at The Lescar left us in no doubt that we wanted to invite Lilli Unwin back as soon as possible. An enchanting and soulful singer, her original songs address universal themes of love, longing and loss through honest and fearless female stories. A member of the London Vocal Project, she performed in the world première of Jon Hendricks’ Miles Ahead in New York in 2017. Insightful music, played with poise and imagination

 

Four in One / Wednesday 15th December / The Lescar
A festive treat! Join us for vibrant, inventive versions of classic jazz tunes by the likes of Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans, and more, played by a first class line-up from the Leeds jazz scene featuring Will Howard on tenor sax, a wonderfully lyrical and sensitive musician, and an interactive and swinging rhythm section of Sam Quintana (Wandering Monster, Shapeshifters) on bass, Steve Hanley (Shapeshifters, Family Band) on drums, with one of the country’s most innovative and creative pianists, Jamil Sheriff.

 

Tickets for Yellow Arch Studios gigs can be purchased from their website. https://www.yellowarch.com/
Tickets for all other gigs, at The Lescar, Theatre Deli, and Hope Works, can be purchased by emailing us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or messaging us via Facebook. Tickets will also be available on the door at all gigs, subject to availability.
For more information, contact Jez Matthews on 0774 020 1939.


Jazz Promoter of the Year in the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.


Jazz at The Lescar is an award-winning jazz promoter based in Sheffield, hosting one of the UK’s longest running weekly jazz nights, as well as occasional gigs at other venues around the city, covering a wide range of contemporary music, from local, regional, national and international touring artists, and showcasing the depth, creativity, and vibrancy of the jazz and improvised music scenes.


Run by musicians on a voluntary, not for profit basis, the nights are funded entirely through ticket sales for the gigs, and our legendary raffle!


http://www.jazzatthelescar.com/

 

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 12/09/2021.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 12/09/21 as his programme celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Peter Slavid writes;

I just realised that I have been doing this weekly show for TEN years, so this week’s programme looks back to some of the albums from 2011 that I still keep and sometimes (when I have time) play. Back to New Releases next week

 

Beats & Pieces
Three
Live at Band on the Wall


Too Noisy Fish
Potatoes
Fast Easy Sick


Michael Bates
Dance of Death
Acrobat : Music for, and by, Dmitri Shostakovich


DonkeyMonkey
Can’t Get My Motor To Start
Hanakana


Ilhan Ersahin
Our Theory
Istanbul Sessions


Trio Grande w Matthew Bourne
Habop
Hold the Line


Oddjob
Hang em High
Clint


Farmers Market
From Prussia With Love
Surfin’ USSR


Sid Peacock & Surge
La Fete
La Fete

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://www.listen.camp/ Sundays 3pm onward


http://www.smefusionradio.co.za/ Thursday midnight then same time Weds

 


Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

 

Boisdale Music Awards 2021 - Winners Announced.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The winners and runners up of the 2021 Boisdale Music Awards were announced at a ceremony on 14th September 2021. Press release, including details of all recipients attached.

We have received the following press release;


BOISDALE MUSIC AWARDS 2021
BOISDALE OF CANARY WHARF
TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

 

On Tuesday 14th September 2021, Boisdale’s Patron of Music Jools Holland and Ferne McCann hosted The Boisdale Music Awards on the Yamaha Music London stage at Boisdale of Canary Wharf, in celebration of the greatest musicians in jazz, soul, blues, reggae and pop.


The evening began with a VIP cocktail reception where the star studded guests including Emeli Sande, Birdy, Kenney Jones, Naughty Boy, Tallia Storm, Suzi Quatro, Omar and Paul Young enjoyed Tequila Codigo 1530 Rosa Paloma cocktails before a three course gala dinner of Boisdale classic dishes served with incredible wines from Terrazas de los Andes. 


The electric atmosphere continued with a high-spirited awards ceremony where each deserving winner gave a spectacular and intimate performance. Ferne, Jools and each sponsor welcomed the award winners to present their award certificates and bottles of Glenmorangie X whiskey, Eminente rum or Codigo 1530 tequila.


This made for an evening that consisted of 13 magical performances from some of the best artists across the world, including spontaneous cheers from the crowd demanding ‘one more song’ from the legendary Suzi Quatro.


And for the first time ever the Boisdale Music Awards featured the all new Charlie Watts Award in honour of the legendary Rolling Stones sticksman and to recognise incredible rock and roll drummers and legendary musical talent such as Kenney Jones of the Small Faces and the Who who collected the award on the night.

 

BOISDALE MUSIC AWARDS 2021
AWARD CATEGORIES AND WINNERS


JAZZ ARTIST
Presented by Grace Pearson of Terrazas de los Andes
WINNER - Claire Martin
The OBE has performed worldwide and is a critically acclaimed tour-de-force on the UK jazz scene.
RUNNER UP - Tom Seals
Hailed as the UK’s finest boogie woogie and blues pianist / vocalist.

 

BLUES ARTIST
Presented by Jonathan Wingate of Boisdale Life Magazine
WINNER - Acantha Lang
A soul artist born and raised in New Orleans with credits including Chaka Khan, Prince and Roy Ayers to name a few.
RUNNER UP - Marcus Bonfanti
Twice winner of the British Blues Awards for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter as well as countless nominations in other categories.

 

REGGAE ARTIST
Presented by Elizabeth Fox of Visit Jamaica
WINNER - Carroll Thompson
Known as the Queen of Lovers Rock, Carroll’s breakout moment came in 1981 when her debut album Hopelessly in Love sold over one million copies worldwide.
RUNNER UP - Janet Kay
Janet has become one of Britain’s foremost reggae vocalists and in 2003 was voted one of the 100 Great Black Britons.

 

YOUNG MUSICIAN
Presented by Lady Clayton of Glencoe & Lochbar
WINNER - Caitlin
Budding pop-star and sister to Brit Awards nominated star Birdie.
RUNNER UP - Emily Capell
Singer and songwriter Emily has brought a new genre of country, ska, doo wopp and pop to the music scene.

 

DJ OF THE YEAR
Presented by Elgin Loane of The Wren Press
WINNER - Musclehead
Lloyd ‘Musclehead’ Saxon is a DJ sound system icon and co-founder of the esteemed Saxon Sound.
RUNNER UP - Mike Read
Read’s broadcasting career began in 1976 and he is best known for being a DJ at BBC Radio 1.

 

INSTRUMENTALIST
Presented by Stephen Davies of Yamaha Music London
WINNER - Albert Lee
The Double Grammy Award Winner started his career during the emerging rock ‘n’ roll scene of 60s London and became one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history.
RUNNER UP - Ben Waters
Boogie Woogie and New Orleans R&B star who has performed at the world’s most iconic venues.

 

FEMALE VOCALIST
Presented by Gordon Mac of Mi-Soul Radio
WINNER - Emeli Sande
Emeli’s debut album Our Version of Events broke a chart record set by the Beatles and has since won two Brit Awards in 2013, performed an iconic show at Glastonbury, and opened the London 2012 Olympics.
RUNNER UP - Mica Paris
Mica Paris is one of the UK’s finest and most respected singers with a long career of hit singles and albums marking her out as the undisputed British queen of soul.

 

MALE VOCALIST
Presented by Richard Burge of London Chamber of Commerce & Industry
WINNER - Leee John
Leee came to the world’s attention with his group Imagination which he founded in the early 80s and has since celebrated 30 years in the entertainment industry.
RUNNER UP - Stephen Triffitt
As part of the original cast of The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas, Stephen has performed on both sides of the Atlantic with sell-out shows in Las Vegas and London.

 

SINGER / SONGWRITER
Presented by Steve Hallam of Jump Events
WINNER - Omar
Without doubt one of the greatest soul music talents the UK has ever produced.
RUNNER UP - Rebecca Ferguson
Award winning British singer / songwriter and TV personality who reached the final of The X Factor in 2010 whilst her debut album Heaven received both commercial and critical success.

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH MUSIC
Supported by Abi Dodds of Tequila Codigo 1530
WINNER - Paul Young
English singer, songwriter and musician. Formerly the frontman of the bands Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips, he became a teen idol with his solo success in the 80s.
RUNNER UP - The Brand New Heavies
The leading band of London’s acid jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies have translated their love of sophisticated 70s funk grooves into an evolving danceable sound.

 

ROCK GOD
Presented by Grace Pearson of Eminente Rum
WINNER - Tony Iommi
Tony Iommi is synonymous with heavy rock, his innovative, de-tuned, dark riffs are considered to be the blueprint for hundreds of bands that followed.

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Presented by Ranald Macdonald of Boisdale Restaurants & Bars
WINNER - Suzi Quatro
The queen of rock, Suzi reached number one in the UK with her singles “Can The Can” and “Devil Gate Drive” in the 70s.

 

CHARLIE WATTS AWARD
Presented by Jools Holland and Ferne McCann
WINNER - Kenney Jones
A living legend of rock music. Founding member of the Small Faces, drummer with the Faces and the Who and member of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame.

 

BAND OF THE CENTURY
Presented by Grace Pearson of Glenmorangie X
WINNER - Osibisa
Founded in 1969, Osibisa gained enigmatic momentum in the 70s with UK chart hits including “Dance The Body Music” and the iconic “Sunshine Day”.

 


BOISDALE
Live music runs through everything we do at Boisdale, with over 1,250 live jazz, blues and soul performances on Boisdale stages every year with recent performances from The Brand New Heavies, Courtney Pine, Rebecca Ferguson, Lulu, Melanie C, The Zombies, Alexander O’Neal, Horace Andy, Marcia Griffiths, Shola Ama, Gabrielle, Boney M, Nicola Roberts, Suggs and Chrissie Hynde. As a result Boisdale is now the hottest live music restaurant group in London, where guests can enjoy the usual Boisdale magic of the finest British produce, sensational drinks and impeccable service whilst enjoying up close and personal performances from global recording artists, all in some of the most beautiful dining rooms in London. Quite simply Boisdale is the most unique and exciting live music dining experience in London.

 

BOISDALE MUSIC AWARDS
The Boisdale Music Awards is a celebration of some of the greatest entertainers in the worlds of jazz, blues, soul, pop, rock and reggae. Hosted by one of the most influential broadcasters in the UK, Jools Holland, this is a truly unique and unpredictable occasion that honours extraordinary talent and sees a cross section of genre defining performances for one night only at London’s leading live music restaurant. Previous winners and performers include Dawn Penn, The British Collective, Maxi Priest, Luciano, Judi Jackson, Raye, Lisa Stansfield, Imelda May, Tallia Storm, The Sharmoofers, Mica Paris, Omar and Fleur East.

 

BOISDALE OF CANARY WHARF
Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues, soul and rock’n’roll. Described as “London’s number one jazz venue” by Tatler Magazine, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking the fountains of Cabot Square, which comprises an award-winning restaurant serving modern British food and outstanding wines, four private dining rooms, The Oyster Bar & Grill, First Floor Terrace and the world’s most extensive whiskey bar.


“London’s number one jazz venue” Tatler


“Best Whisky Bar in the World” Whisky Magazine


“A carnivore’s dream” Evening Standard


“Dry aged steaks are incredible” Square Meal


“The world’s most individualistic style bar and restaurant” Hot Ticket

 

 

EFG London Jazz Festival - more shows, venues, and EFG Elements Series announced.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced further additions to the Festival programme. The Festival will take place at various venues across the city from 12th to 21st November 2021.

We have received the following press release;

 

As we approach November, the excitement for the 29th EFG London Jazz Festival builds up with more shows, strands and venues being announced. From the EFG Elements Series, which highlights an exquisite selection of Festival shows representing musical excellence and unique collaborations, to a range of shows with emerging artists, cutting edge sounds and new to the scene venues, the Festival continues to showcase London’s musical diversity.


EFG ELEMENTS SERIES


The EFG Elements Series is a musical snapshot of specially selected shows that reflect EFG and the Festival’s shared underlying principles to foster innovation and collaboration, to work with passion, and to be driven by quality and excellence. We are also equally committed to supporting the next generation of emerging talent and the creation of new music.


‘Each year, together with Serious, we hand pick four shows that exemplify the richness and diversity of the Festival programme. This year, more than ever, we want to celebrate the energy and life that are inherent to jazz and live music in general. To echo our own values, we are particularly keen to feature artists with a strong focus on collaboration and that represent the next generation of talent’ (Richard AA Thomas, MBE, Head of UK Region, EFG International)

 

Jazz Voice| Friday 12 November | Royal Festival Hall
The glittering extravaganza that opens the Festival in style!
We’re thrilled to announce the soloists that will be joining Guy Barker and the specially created EFG London Jazz Festival Orchestra as they perform classics of jazz from the world of film. 
We welcome special guest singers Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Aynur, Ego Ella May, Georgia Cécile, and Sachal Vasandani to the show, also Lakecia Benjamin on saxophone and spoken word, plus more names to be announced soon.


Dave Holland & John Scofield | Sunday 14 November 4pm MATINEE JUST ADDED & 7pm | Cadogan Hall
Guitarist John Scofield and bassist Dave Holland join forces to present audiences with a new conversation. 
Due to phenomenal demand, we have added a matinee show for this new duo, playing original compositions each have contributed to their repertoire, with a selection of jazz standards added to the mix.
‘Scofield at full jazz-improv pelt is always something to behold’ (The Guardian)


What’s Going On: Nu Civilisation Orchestra | Thursday 18 November | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Marvin Gaye’s landmark album ‘What’s Going On’ is pivotal in music history not only with its statement making story line around inequality, struggle and injustice but also as an artistic masterpiece to lead to progression in soul, characterising the revolutionary vision of Black music. Still relevant in its 50th year, EFG London Jazz Festival is proud to present the celebration of this iconic recording through the lens and talent of brilliant Nu Civilisation Orchestra (NCO) and Peter Edwards.
During this special evening, the 24-piece NCO will reflect on our current times from the perspective of Marvin Gaye’s incredible catalogue, with special guests, accompanied by the NCO string section and visual projections by Yeast Culture, plus a special guest performance from spoken word artist Colin Salmon.
We are thrilled to strengthen our continuing collaborations with Tomorrow’s Warriors in their 30th year with this monumental project. 


Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | Friday 19 November | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Legendary Cuban pianist and African kora master join forces for a special collaboration.
Grammy-nominated musician, composer and bandleader, Omar Sosa has released more than 30 albums across his glittering career, but his first album with Seckou Keita, Transparent Water, received terrific acclaim – Songlines described it as “beautiful, rhapsodic and spiritual”.
Composer and kora virtuoso Seckou Keita continues to enjoy an award-winning career as a fearless artist at the top of his game. His stunning collaboration with harpist Catrin Finch and his recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, as Folk Musician of the Year, underline his extraordinary versatility and critical reputation.  


The Festival announces new additions to the programme as follows:

 

FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER
Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go + Shirley Tetteh | Barbican
In demand guitarist Shirley Tetteh (Nérija / Maisha) plays a rare solo set to open the London premiere of Archie Shepp & Jason Moran’s new collaboration ‘Let My People Go’.
‘Fast becoming one of the most important jazz musicians in the UK.’ (GuitarWorld)


Julian Lage | Cadogan Hall – 5pm matinee show added
Newly signed to Blue Note records, it’s no exaggeration to say that guitarist Julian Lage holds the heritage of jazz, while mapping its future. Due to huge demand, we are thrilled to announce a matinee show has been added.


New Regency Orchestra | EartH Theatre
New Regency Orchestra is a twenty-piece big band on a mission to take the music of the Afro Cuban musical saints and reinvent it through a 2021 London filter. Curated by Lex Blondin (Total Refreshment Centre / Church of Sound) the line-up features conducting from Nathaniel Cross, Tamar Osborn on saxophone, Yelfris Valdés on trumpet, and more.


SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER


Lakecia Benjamin + Alina Bzhezhinska | Cadogan Hall
A true celebration of the legendary Coltranes. Harpist Alina Bzhezhinska opens the evening with a harp-electronic solo set on Alice Coltrane’s music, followed by saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin presenting her album Pursuance: The Coltranes.


Cherise | Ninety One Living Room
A truly multi-faceted vocalist, Cherise is fast proving herself to be one of the most fiercely talented young musicians on the scene. The night opens with DJ Jake Snakestone Zaitz spinning an eclectic set.


SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER

 

Greg Foat + Kassa Overall | Colour Factory
New sounds of ground-breaking jazz in this future-facing double bill.
Versatile jazz musician Greg Foat moves from soul-jazz to cinematic, haunting compositions and pastoral acid folk. 
‘A leading jazz player has abandoned ambition for more unexpected, idiosyncratic visions’ (Pitchfork)
Singer, producer, drummer, and MC Kassa Overall melds avant-garde experimentation with hip-hop production, reflecting a panoramic musical background from West Coast G-Funk to the sounds of the New York underground. 
‘Not another jazz-meets-hip-hop scrum: It’s the sound of whole new lanes opening up’ (NPR)

 

MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER

 

Shai Maestro + Ranjana Ghatak | Cadogan Hall
Opening the show is singer and bandleader Ranjana Ghatak, who grew up within classical Indian vocal music but has evolved a glorious style of her own that’s all about contemporary Britain, juxtaposing the beauty of sacred Indian vocal music with the driving improvised rhythms of contemporary music. 
She’s worked with Akram Khan, Nitin Sawhney, and London Philharmonic Orchestra, and played with Seb Rochford from Polar Bear and beatboxer Jason Singh.


TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER

 

Cécile McLorin Salvant + Xhosa Cole | Cadogan Hall
Opening for Cécile is 2018’s BBC Young Jazz Musicians of the Year Xhosa Cole. The saxophonist, flautist, and composer just released his critically acclaimed debut album K(no)w Them, K(no)w Us with his core quartet and featured artists Soweto Kinch and Reuben James, while his other past collaborators include Monty Alexander, Courtney Pine, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. 
For his appearance at the EFG London Jazz Festival, he’ll be performing a stripped back duo set with bassist Joe Downard (Judi Jackson, Waaju).

 

FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER

 

Wildflower | Space 289
Idris Rahman (saxophone), Leon Brichard (bass) and Gene Calderazzo (drums) create freely improvised waves ranging from powerful climaxes to hauntingly beautiful breath-like passages, influenced by spiritual jazz pioneers such as John and Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Yusef Lateef and Sun Ra and whose compositional influences range from Gnawa music to modal jazz to Bengali folk music.


Cassie Kinoshi & Anne Verheij - echo | Kings Place
Experience echo, the new immersive film installation from long-time collaborators composer Cassie Kinoshi and visual artist Anne Verheij. The installation is a sonic and visual exploration of our connection with ourselves and each other in London. This 20-minute show also has two viewings on Saturday 20 November.


Levitation Orchestra | Studio 9294
Join the 11-piece band to celebrate the release of their second album ‘Illusions & Realities’, mixing spiritual jazz, classical, electronica, soul, spoken word, M-Base, and no-holds-barred free improvisation. With trumpeter Axel Kaner-Lidstrom (Cykada, Gary Bartz) as musical director, the collective comprises some of London’s most promising young musicians, who together play in or with the likes of Alabaster de Plume, Shunaji, Nihilism, PÆN, and Nardedey.
Vocalist and keys player Feeo and DJs from Social Record Society warm up the evening, and after DJ/producer Maxwell Owin will take the early hours.


SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER

 

Take Five presents… the afternoon 3pm | Purcell Room
Take Five presents… the evening 7.45pm | Purcell Room
Showcasing the future of UK jazz as we present artists who have taken part in our Take Five talent development initiative. Artists include J Frisco, John Pope, Samuel Eagles, Romarna Campbell, Sarah Heneghan and more


While the EFG Elements Series points to a stellar array of shows and new ones are announced here, the Festival programme continues to expand with a musical feast in clubs across London. From established clubs such as Ronnie Scott’s, 606 and Toulouse Lautrec, to contemporary spaces in the scene such as Woolwich Works and Studio 9294, the Festival maps out the musical mosaic of the city. Just to name a few, Jazz Café hosts a programme ranging from household festival acts such as Judi Jackson to newcomers including Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek; Pizza Express delivers a buzzing line up across three music venues, amongst which is a series curated by Gilles Peterson. The Festival’s club and partner events programme is live on our website this week.


This October, we announce more special guests coming to perform live at the Festival, as well as our Creative Engagement programme of interactive events, family activities, and important discussions. We also announce a full programme coming to Becontree in Barking/Dagenham.

 


For full information on all shows on sale visit efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk


EFG International is a global private banking group offering private banking and asset management services and is headquartered in Zurich. EFG International’s group of private banking businesses operates in around 40 locations worldwide. Its registered shares (EFGN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. 
http://www.efginternational.com

‘A Place To Call Home’  Eleven Day Benefit to support the 55 Bar, New York City Is running September 23rd - October 2nd 2021.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The 55 Bar is at risk of closing. In an effort to save this space, an 11-day series of all-star performance will take place at 55 Bar with the events also being livestreamed.

We have received the following press release from publicists Lydia Liebman Promotions;


EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: 11-Day Benefit to Support 55 Bar Is Running September 23 - October 2


I am writing to share the news of an upcoming benefit event this month for the iconic New York City jazz venue, 55 Bar.


An all-too familiar story, this legendary music venue, which has hosted some of the world’s best jazz and blues musicians in the world, is at risk of closing. In an effort to save this space, an 11-day series of all-star performance will take place at 55 Bar starting September 23rd and running through October 2nd 2021.


Performances will take place at 9:30 PM nightly, with YouTube live streaming as well. Confirmed performers include Adam Rogers, Mike Stern, Chris Potter, David Binney, Antonio Sanchez and more.


I encourage you to come support this adored venue - whether it is in person or through streaming.

 

11 Day Benefit Event Scheduled to Support 55 Bar
Running September 23rd – October 2


Participating artists include Adam Rogers, Mike Stern, Chris Potter, David Binney, Antonio Sanchez and more

 

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Adored by patrons and musicians alike, 55 Bar is utterly unique in the New York City music scene; an unfussy, inexpensive, dive bar where audiences can watch some of the world’s best jazz and blues musicians from ten feet away. It’s a club where brilliant newcomers can launch their careers and seasoned professionals can workshop new compositions before going out on the road. Regulars include Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Wayne Krantz, David Binney, Adam Rogers, Henry Hey, Keith Carlock, Tim Lefebvre, KJ Denhert, Sweet Georgia Brown, Tessa Souter, Kendra Shank, Ayana Lowe, Duchess, Thana Alexa, Nicole Zuraitis, Ben Monder, Jim Ridl, Jim Campilongo and many more.


Now, in an all too familiar story, this iconic venue is in danger of closing. With live music decimated by the pandemic, 55 Bar is swamped with expenses from the 14 months it remained shuttered by government mandate. As word trickled out, the legions of musicians who can’t bear the thought of NYC without the club have organized an all-star series of shows beginning September 23rd and running through October 2nd 2021. Performances will take place at 9:30 PM nightly, and will also be live streamed on YouTube.


Confirmed performers include Nir Felder, Chris Potter, Hipster Assassins, Tangiers Blues Band, Dan Weiss & Ari Hoenig, Mike Stern, David Binney, Adam Rogers DICE with Fima Ephron & Nate Smith, Rudder, Antonio Sanchez with Donny McCaslin, Miguel Zenon and Scott Colley, and Oz Noy. See below for the full schedule.


All fans of live music and of the 55 Bar are invited to attend. The proceeds from these shows will give a big boost to the club and provide some all-important maneuvering room while they work things out. 


55 Bar is savable. The numbers are perhaps too big for the 55 Bar to handle alone, but completely achievable through a wider effort. To that end, the club will be launching a fundraiser in the coming weeks.


The 55 Bar is located at 55 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014. Proof vaccination is required to enter.

 

Full Schedule;


Wednesday, September 22 – Nir Felder


Thursday, September 23 – Chris Potter


Friday, September 24 – Hipster Assassins


Saturday, September 25 – Tangiers Blues Band


Sunday, September 26 – Dan Weiss & Ari Hoenig


Monday, September 27 – Mike Stern


Tuesday, September 28 – David Binney


Wednesday, September 29 – Adam Rogers DICE (with Fima Ephron & Nate Smith)


Thursday, September 30 – Rudder (with Keith Carlock, Henry Hey, Chris Cheek, Tim Lefebvre)


Friday, October 1 – Antonio Sanchez, Miguel Zenon, Donny McCaslin and Scott Colley


Saturday, October 2 – Oz Noy


More details at http://www.55bar.com


55 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014, United States


Phone: +1 212-929-9883

 

Jamie Baum Septet + - US Tour, October 2021.

Monday, September 13, 2021

American flautist and composer Jamie Baum will lead her eight piece band on a ten date US tour in October 2021. Newsletter, including tour details attached.

Jamie Baum writes;


The Jamie Baum Septet+ is going on tour! Imagine that…in this crazy time…taking 8 people on the road to 10 different cities! Well, we are, and I have to thank all of the presenters for “going out on a limb” with us, and to CMA* and Jazz Arts** for their encouragement and support!


If you live in any of these locations (see below), we would be ecstatic if you would join us, and whether you can or can’t, please spread the word and share this newsletter. It won’t be a success without you! After having not played together for two years, we are so excited to perform for a “live” audience! (Well, to be honest, we did play a few weeks ago for the first time at the San Jose Jazz Festival, which was great, but it was just one set so really a bit of a tease!) We’ve got new music, old faves and lots of pent-up energy…I mean really now, taking 8 people to the West Coast is a rare event so you won’t want to miss it!


For those of you who’ve been apprehensive about “stepping in,” all of the venues are following CDC and local Covid guidelines, and we are comforted by that. Please do make sure to check out their websites before you come in addition to getting your tickets early. With some venues adhering to reduced capacity, that means tickets will go fast! Some shows will be simultaneously “live-streamed,” including the Soapbox Gallery on October 12th (please check website). Looking forward to seeing you!!


The JAMIE BAUM Septet+ October Tour


10/12 - Soapbox Gallery (NYC)
10/14 - Outpost (Albuquerque)
10/15 - Angel City Jazz Festival (LA)
10/16 - Athenaeum (San Diego)
10/17 - Earshot Jazz Festival (Seattle)
10/18 - Seasons Jazz (Yakima)
10/19-20 - Imagine Jazz (Spokane)
10/21 - Kuumbwa (Santa Cruz)
10/22 - The 1905 (Portland)
10/23 - Redwood Jazz Alliance (Arcata)

 


The JAMIE BAUM Septet+


Jamie Baum - flute, alto flute
Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet
Aaron Irwin – alto sax/bass clarinets
Chris Komer - French horn
Brad Shepik - guitar, singing bowls
John Escreet – piano
Ricky Rodriguez – bass, singing bowls
Jeff Hirshfield – drums

 


*This tour is made possible with the support of a grant awarded by the Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project and is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


**This tour is also made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


info: http://www.jamiebaum.com


CD info:


http://www.sunnysiderecords.com


http://www.sunnysidecafe.us

 

 

 

 

 

Libby York - US tour dates, September and October 2021.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Vocalist Libby York will perform live shows in Chicago, Ann Arbor, and NewYork City during September and October. Press release including full event details attached.

We have received the following press release;


Sept 15-Oct 5: Vocalist Libby York Birthday Tour stops in Chicago, Ann Arbor, and NYC

 

Acclaimed vocalist Libby York celebrates her birthday with performances in Chicago, Ann Arbor, and New York City. A “jazz singer of cool composure and artful subtlety” (New York Times), York’s three concerts will showcase her subtle, swinging song stylings featuring some of the most loved, and most obscure, of the Great American Songbook classics.


Following these performances, York heads to the studio to record a new album with guitarist Randy Napoleon, bassist Rodney Whitaker, and drummer Keith Hall.


Performances are:


• Wednesday, September 15, Libby York Birthday Bash at Winters Jazz Club, 465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago. With pianist Jeremy Kahn, bassist John Tate, drummer Jon Deitemyer. Sets at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets $17.75-$22.75 plus $10 per person drink minimum. See website for COVID policy. Information at 312-344-1270 or https://www.wintersjazzclub.com/events/libby-york-quartet-a-birthday-bash.

 

• Sunday, September 19, “Something Cool: Singing and Swinging Great American Songbook and Bossa Nova Classics” at Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor. With guitarist Randy Napoleon, bassist Rodney Whitaker, and drummer Keith Hall. Tickets $10-$45. Concert at 7:30 p.m. See website for COVID policy. Information at 734-769-2999 or https://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/month/sept-2021/libby-york-quartet/.

 

• Tuesday, October 5, Libby York Trio at Mezzrow, 163 West 10th St., New York City. With pianist John DiMartino and bassist Dezron Douglas. Sets at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. For information visit https://www.smallslive.com/.

 

“Wit and easy swing…” - The New Yorker


“Consummate jazz phrasing…” - JazzTimes


“Superb vocalist…“ - Chicago Jazz Magazine


“She’ll appeal to Diana Krall fans, but is very much her own woman.” - Times of London


4 stars “Stylish and cosmopolitan with a broad streak of lush life urbanity, Libby York has a sound that recalls, without any condescension or gratuitous nostalgia, Anita O’Day, Chris Connor and Sarah Vaughan.” - DownBeat


“Libby, you sing like an angel, don’t ever stop.” - Jazz guitarist Russell Malone


Vocalist Libby York has garnered raves from the international jazz press for her performances and recordings, Blue Gardenia, Sunday in New York, Here With You and her latest release Memoir. She has enchanted audiences at venues such as The Kitano, Waldorf Astoria and Metropolitan Room New York City, Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, Winter’s Jazz Club Chicago, venues in Los Angeles, the Netherlands, Vancouver BC and Cafe Laurent, Paris.


It’s rare for Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker contributor and author (Paris To The Moon, Through The Children’s Gate), to write liner notes. But he was so taken by York’s voice and style that he offered to write them for York’s Here With You. Gopnik enthuses: “…the miracle of jazz singing as good as this, is that a voice’s encounter with words manages not only to produce the emotion the songwriters put in but add another new emotion of the singer’s own. Cool jazz singers Anita O’Day, Chris Connor, June Christy and Julie London are subtle influences on York, but her voice is unique, with a rich, warm tone not often found.”


Libby’s latest album Memoir demonstrates that she is an expressive vocalist who chooses to work with only the best: Warren Vache on cornet, Russell Malone on guitar, John DiMartino on piano, Martin Wind on bass and Greg Sergo on drums. In a nod to the great Bing Crosby/ Bob Hope duets, York teams with Vache on “Put it There, Pal” and “Thanks For The Memory” featuring guitarist Russell Malone. Her other recordings reveal her as an astute record producer, featuring the great Frank Wess on tenor sax, Renee Rosnes on piano, Todd Coolman on bass, Billy Drummond on drums, and Howard Alden on guitar. They also demonstrate the timelessness of the songs that she chooses to record and her heartfelt storytelling.


Although York has been performing since 1980, her recording career did not come about overnight. Her early influences include singer/guitarist Frank D’Rone and the great June Christy’s “Something Cool” album. She left Chicago in the early 70s to major in political science at American University in Washington, DC and opened a restaurant, The Back Porch Cafe in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in 1974, which is still thriving. She spent most of the 80s and early 90s in New York where she was featured vocalist with Swing Street, an eight-piece big band, and was coached by the great Abbey Lincoln. She currently spends her time in Chicago, New York, Paris, and Key West.


In 1999, her debut album Blue Gardenia was released on the Southport label. This was followed in 2004 by her breakthrough recording Sunday in New York, a Blujazz release that boasted Renee Rosnes on piano and Count Basie alumni Frank Wess on tenor sax. The album received an abundance of rave reviews including 4 stars in DownBeat magazine. In JazzTimes, Christopher Loudon described Sunday in New York as “a delectable all-standards program” and praised York’s “tremendous Anita O’Day appeal” as well as her “bravura dexterity.” Jazz Review‘s John Gilbert called York “a master vocalist with a deep well of talent at her disposal,” and in All About Jazz, Dr. Judith Schlesinger asserted: “York is relaxed, subtle, and infinitely tender, especially on the ballads… you can hear the smile in her voice.” Sunday in New York’s liner notes were by the renowned Chicago-based jazz critic and radio personality, Neil Tesser, who wrote: “York finds the complicated emotional center of a lyric and sets it out with disarming simplicity.”


Libby’s recording career demonstrates that she is an exceptional storyteller, singer, bandleader, record producer and label owner. “Sometimes,” York asserts, “being both the producer and the vocalist is very challenging, to say the least, but I like overseeing the sound, how we present these classic American Songbook gems. The music, and the audience, deserve no less.”


http://www.libbyyork.com

The Green Note, Camden Town, London - latest newsletter and events listings, September 2021.

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Green Note has forwarded its latest newsletter including details of forthcoming live and online events..

Upcoming Highlights including live streams from the venue!


Hello music lovers,

It’s been nearly two months now since we reopened, and during this time we’ve put on dozens of amazing live gigs for you… We’ve got lots more coming up over the next couple of weeks also, so make sure you check out our listings!


COOL WOMEN…
Over lockdown, we had hundreds of wonderful musicians join us for our Virtually Green Note live streamed series. Now we’re excited to say that some of them will be joining us live… This month we have two amazing women who put on great performances on our live stream, but are bound to be even more compelling in real life - KATEY BROOKS, playing on Tues 21st Sept and KATY ROSE BENNETT who will be launching her new album the following evening (22nd Sept).
For those of you who don’t know her, Katey Brooks is a talented singer-songwriter with a powerful, raw voice, whose music defies easy classification, with a sound blending folk, soul, blues and country. She has recorded with Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Paloma Faith at Abbey Road for BBC Radio 2’s Children in Need single, and has shared bills with a host of big names including Newton Faulkner, Ghostpoet, Martin Simpson amongst others, and we’re super excited to welcome her back!
Katy Rose Bennett will be celebrating the release of her 7th album, Alone On A Hill - performing with a 4-piece vocal ensemble. The album is a beautiful, emotionally raw yet ultimately joyful collection of multi-layered, a cappella vocal songs written and recorded during lockdown and inspired by living in rural isolation for the last year: songs of birds, trees, the wind; songs of surviving, growing peas and longing to sing with other people. Think The Beach Boys having a cuppa with Bjork, Bach and Bobby McFerrin!
Both these shows come highly recommended!


OTHER UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS…
Other upcoming highlights include…  an innovative interpretation of American Old-Time tradition, blending roots material with fresh arrangements and original compositions from WAYWARD JANE (Fri 24th Sept); Green Note favourites THE FOBO JUG BAND - a ragtime country-blues outfit sure to get your feet stomping (Fri 17th Sept); an afternoon matinée with TOUKI (Sun 26th Sept) - a stunning project which unites Senegal’s Amadou Diagne and French-American Cory Seznec in “unique kora-banjo-acoustic guitar combinations of a rare elegance.” (Rolling Stone France); traditional Bluegrass songs with a twist of British wit on the side from compelling live entertainers OLD BABY MACKEREL (Sat 25th Sept); a night of Yiddish roots music with London based klezmer band OYSLAND (Sun 26th Sept); and a stripped back, intimate solo triple-bill featuring three of London’s finest singer-songwriters GABRIEL MORENO, NED ROBERTS & PEARL FISH all of whom we’re big fans of (Sun 19th Sept)! Lots more fantastic shows too (far too many to mention here), so make sure you have a read through the listings on our events page… 



LIVE STREAM…
If you’re not London based (or even if you are!) and would like to join us virtually, we have a live stream taking place from the venue at the end of the month (Mon 27th Sept) with our new state of the art multi camera live streaming equipment. Best known as one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of The Men They Couldn’t Hang, PHIL ‘SWILL’ ODGERS will be bringing his razor sharp songwriting – a journey through kitchen sink realism and social commentary - to the Green Note stage! Tickets to the live show sold out within days, but we invite you to join us from the comfort of your own home!



WE’RE HIRING…
We are currently looking for a part-time bar-tender to join our lovely team. We are looking for someone who is outgoing, friendly, responsible and has at least two years bar-tending experience, as well as a broader interest in Green Note and what we do. If you think you might be right for this position or know someone who is, please email a CV and brief covering letter, telling us a bit about yourself and outlining why you would like to work for us. Or if you know anyone who might be right for this position, please forward this on!


TONIGHT…
And if you don’t yet have plans for tonight, we have a fantastic line-up of songwriters for you! Acclaimed and award-winning songwriter DAN WHITEHOUSE who has collaborated or toured with acts such as Joan as Policewoman, Kris Drever, Willy Mason, Gretchen Peters, Eddi Reader, and blues legend Peter Green, will be sharing the stage with one of the UK’s leading and most diverse singers - AINSLEY HAMILL who has a long list of nods including the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist and Gaelic Singer of the Year Finalist at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Opening the evening will be country/ folk/ pop artist ROSALIE DEIGHTON. This event comes highly recommended!

Hope to see you at one of our gigs very soon!

Lots of love,

Immy & Risa xx


PS.  From our friends at Serious… One of our favourite artists will be playing soon! Diana Jones | Tuesday 5 October 2021 | LONDON Union Chapel
Award-winning Diana Jones tours her latest album Song To A Refugee, a powerful and moving release for current times
See her perform in the beautiful acoustics of Union Chapel - show info at serious.org.uk/dianajones

 

COMING UP IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS…

 

Rainy Day Woman
Mon 13th September
THE BASEMENT BAR
Americana inspired duo who play sparse, unhurried music…‘The equivalent of waking up from a wet and weary February to the sun dancing on the walls of your room’ - Fem Folk UK


Dan Whitehouse
+ Ainsley Hamill
Mon 13th September
Talented songwriter, storyteller & modern day troubadour known for his distinctive voice and understated songwriting. A sensitive singer, with blues and folk leanings, he has been compared to Nick Drake and Richard Hawley. Tonight presenting his new album. Plus Ainsley Hamill, described as a mix of Heather Small & Julie Fowlis.

 


Launch Party:
The Dustbowl Sinners + Mandolin Jack live music/party for new book On the Trail of Americana Music
Tue 14th September
Author Ralph Brookfield invites you to the launch party for his new book featuring live music from the Dustbowl Sinners & Mandolin Jack


Zoe Wren
Wed 15th September
Lyrics “gloriously delivered with intonation, inflections and high notes which evoke Joni Mitchell at her very best” - Folk Radio UK


Raphael Callaghan
Thu 16th September
THE BASEMENT BAR
Stand back and light the blues touchpaper for a night of vocal wizardry, stellar slide guitar and compulsive grooves!


Rob Corcoran
Thu 16th September
New Roots presents Irish roots troubadour and Christy Moore affiliate Rob Corcoran with full five-piece band. “This man can surely sing, and he has a great band behind him. He says some things that need to be said” Christy Moore.


Tom JJ and Greg Miller
Fri 17th September
THE BASEMENT BAR
Top London Blues guitar player and Singer + multi-award winning harmonica player go back to the roots of Chicago Blues with an original twist
**SOLD OUT**


The FoBo Jug Band
Fri 17th September
A ragtime country-blues outfit sure to get your feet stomping!


Levent & Taylor
Sat 18th September
THE BASEMENT BAR
A sound incorporating elements of Gypsy jazz, Classical, Latin and World music


The Hawkmen
Sat 18th September
Drawing from an array of influences such as rhythm’n’blues, soul & rock’n’roll brought together in a classic, rootsy, hybrid blend.


Bossa Nova - Tribute to João Gilberto by Mario Bakuna
Sun 19th September
THE BASEMENT BAR
A concert dedicated to João Gilberto - the “father of Bossa Nova”


The New Roots Sessions: Ned Roberts/ Pearl Fish/ Gabriel Moreno
Sun 19th September
The New Roots Sessions; stripped back, intimate solo triple-bills. With Ned Roberts (★★★★ Guardian), Gabriel Moreno, and Pearl Fish (‘a huge future ahead of her’ Loire Magazine)


Bossa Nova - Tribute to João Gilberto by Mario Bakuna
Mon 20th September
THE BASEMENT BAR
A concert dedicated to João Gilberto - the “father of Bossa Nova”
**SOLD OUT**


Katie Spencer
Mon 20th September
“Katie’s guitar playing has echoes of my dear friend the late great Bert Jansch. Like a musical weaver she threads her poetic lyrics through the guitar’s strings and produces little tapestries of song” Ralph McTell


Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo
Tue 21st September
THE BASEMENT BAR
“Utterly spellbinding” The Times / “The next British blues guitar hero” The Guardian
**SOLD OUT**


Katey Brooks
Tue 21st September
This ‘rising singer-songwriter had the crowd eating out of her hands’ (The Independent) and is simply ‘not to be missed’ (Time Out). The ‘powerful’ (Evening Standard) songstress defies easy classification, with a sound blending folk, soul, blues and country.


Katy Rose Bennett - Album launch show
Wed 22nd September
“Sophisticated mix of folk, jazz, pop and rustica.” Independent


Ben Bedford
Thu 23rd September
THE BASEMENT BAR
“Bedford is a boon of a storyteller, a true heir to the classic US folk singers” (AmericanaUK), “...something truly special..” 5 stars out of 5 (Rock ‘n Reel)


The County Affair
Thu 23rd September
An Americana outfit steeped in decades of musical influences from the USA and Ireland.
**SOLD OUT**


Fraser & The Alibis
Fri 24th September
THE BASEMENT BAR
The hippest in Blues, Bop and Boogaloo… fiery, fresh jazz from a foundation deeply entrenched in the roots of the genre.


Wayward Jane
Fri 24th September
An innovative interpretation of American Old-Time tradition, blending roots material with fresh arrangements and original compositions.


Rollo Markee & Lewis Fielding
Sat 25th September
THE BASEMENT BAR
Two of the UK’s finest blues musicians come together to play a repertoire of songs which reflect their passion for the Blues!


Old Baby Mackerel
Sat 25th September
Good old fashioned bluegrass songs about whisky, murder, and railroads…


Touki - matinée show
Sun 26th September
“Scintillating…the sequel to Ali Farka Touré & Ry Cooder’s Talking Timbuktu, revisited and enriched with unique kora-banjo-acoustic guitar combinations of a rare elegance.” Rolling Stone France


Oysland
Sun 26th September
THE BASEMENT BAR
London-based Klezmer band whose exuberant sound evokes the spirit of the Jewish celebrations of bygone times whilst merging with urban sounds from around the Balkans, Istanbul and New York.


Anna Ash
Sun 26th September
Acclaimed US singer-songwriter plays her London debut


Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers - Hybrid Event
Mon 27th September
Best known as one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Phil Odgers strikes out on his own.


Open-mic hosted by Rob Thom
Tue 28th September
Everyone welcome! Whether you’re coming along to play or just to chill out in a fun, friendly atmosphere, kick back and enjoy the music…


HEARD Collective
Wed 29th September
HEARD Collective play their first gig since lockdown, showcasing the best in female folk talent and collaboration


Adrian Oxaal, Matt Gilmour & Kelley Swindall
Thu 30th September
Rare intimate solo blues show from renowned guitarist from James and The Oyster Band, sharing a bill with US Folk singer-songwriter Kelley Swindall.


Paul Mosley
+ Hannah Nicholson
Thu 30th September
THE BASEMENT BAR
New Roots presents perfect contemporary singer-songwriter double-bills in miniature, tonight with Paul Mosley (‘‘What a voice’ Jools Holland’ / ★★★★ Q Magazine) and Hannah Nicholson.

 

Green Note, 106 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN


http://www.greennote.co.uk

Rebecca Nash - latest newsletter, with details of forthcoming live appearances.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Pianist and composer Rebecca Nash has forwarded her latest newsletter including details of numerous live performances with a variety of different line ups.

Rebecca Nash writes;

Hello, hello

 


Live shows return!


As we head into the autumn by means of a mad Indian Summer today, it gives me great pleasure to announce a bunch of dates in the run up to Christmas (…feels weird to be saying that!…) with several projects that I’m really happy to be touring with over the next few months.


It would be an absolute delight to have you at any of these shows below and to be sharing live music with you all again.


First up, my latest project Redefining Element 78, (the follow up album to Peaceful King featuring the amazing saxophonist John O Gallagher), due to be released in 2022 on Whirlwind Recordings, has a couple of dates in November. I am BEYOND excited to be playing at St George’s in Bristol and in London at The Spice Of Life as part of the London Jazz Festival.


FRI 5 NOVEMBER
St George’s, Bristol

 

WED 17 NOVEMBER
*EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL* Spice of Life, London

 

Also, I want to mention about a very cool collab I’m working on at the moment with trumpeter Nick Walters - we’ve had our heads down throughout lockdown working on a duo album which features some special guests. The music will be released on his label D.O.T. Records. But in the meantime here are some gigs in the diary with the Nick Walters Quintet.


SAT 13 NOVEMBER
Jazz En Nord, Lille, France


FRI 3 DECEMBER
Jazz Cafe, London

 

I’m also about to start touring next week with brand new project What She Said featuring fellow Bristolians Sara Colman, Katya Gorrie, Ruth Hammond, and Tammy Payne. This project is a celebration of pioneering women in music, who have been key role-models for the band members. I took my inspiration from the Nancy Wilson, Cannonball Adderly Studio Album, and the Joe Henderson/Alice Coltrane album, The Elements, co-writing two pieces with Sara and Ruth (Ruth is playing bass clarinet on one piece - actual heaven). See dates below.


SUN 19 SEPTEMBER
St George’s Brandon Hill, Bristol

 

THU 30 SEPTEMBER
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) Cardiff

 

FRI 1 OCTOBER
St John’s College Auditorium, Oxford

 

SUN 3 OCTOBER
Calstock Arts, Plymouth

 

MON 4 OCTOBER
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

 

Guitarist Steve Banks is also touring his brilliant new suite entitled ‘Emboldened’ - the line up for this project is completely dreamy: Sam Crockatt, Henrik Jensen, Mark Whitlam make up the rest of the band, and we have a lovely run of dates before heading into the studio to record his epic music at Sansom Studios to be released in January.

 

THU 23 SEPTEMBER
Soundcellar, Poole

 

FRI 24 SEPTEMBER
Widcombe Social Club, Bath

 

WED 29 SEPTEMBER
Ashburton Art Centre, Devon

 

Sara Colman’s ‘Joni Mitchell - Ink on a Pin’ tour which features a string quartet (yum), is heading off on the road too 😊 She recorded this album back in 2019 at Real World Studios as part of an artist-in-residency at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire but the release had to be put on hold for obvious reasons. BUT now it’s back!


SAT 6 NOVEMBER
St George’s Brandon Hill, Bristol


THU 18 NOVEMBER
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis


FRI 19 NOVEMBER
Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton

 

FRI 26 NOVEMBER
St Paul’s Church, Birmingham

 

ALBUM LAUNCH DATE TBC!!

 

I’m just going to leave you with this little piece below called TURNING OVER STONES, written by Sara and filmed for the Sage Summer Studio Residency last summer.
This tune will be featured on our duo album - which is in the pipeline. So much brilliant music to be played and shared with you all!!
I hope you enjoy.
Much love R xx


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC0cWIryzq0&lc=UgzQzdUW9_DxLZARwrN4AaABAg


http://www.rebeccanashmusic.com

PLAY JAZZ workshops at The Maypole on Brook St, Derby.

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Derby Jazz have relaunched their monthly PLAY JAZZ workshops for adults led by Matt Ratcliffe. Details attached.

We have received the following information from Derby Jazz;


PLAY JAZZ workshops at The MAYPOLE on Brook St, Derby.


SUNDAY AFTERNOONS 2-4
SEPT 19, OCT 17, NOV 14, DEC 12

 

We’re relaunching our monthly workshops for adults led by Matt Ratcliffe. The sessions are aimed at musicians who have some facility with their instruments and basic music reading skills, but experience of playing jazz or improvising is definitely not essential. In fact most PLAY JAZZERS have previously played in village bands, orchestras, rock or swing bands where they’ve had no opportunity to play jazz or improvise. PLAY JAZZ offers that opportunity. This season Matt will be looking at music by DUKE ELLINGTON, THELONIOUS MONK, DAVE BRUBECK and CHARLES MINGUS and he’ll post charts and video/audio clips for you to look at in a Dropbox. We’ll give you the password when you buy your ticket.


To give everyone enough space to express themselves we’re limiting each workshop to TEN and while each workshop is a stand-alone session we feel you’ll get most out of PLAYJAZZ by attending the whole season of four workshops.


PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE THROUGH OUR ONLINE BOX OFFICE, IT HELPS MATT TO KNOW IN ADVANCE WHAT IINSTRUMENTS TO EXPECT.


SEPT 19
https://www.derby-jazz.co.uk/view_gig.php?id=923

 

OCT 17
https://www.derby-jazz.co.uk/view_gig.php?id=924


NOV 14
https://www.derby-jazz.co.uk/view_gig.php?id=926


DEC 12
https://www.derby-jazz.co.uk/view_gig.php?id=927


Also DEC 12
PLAY JAZZ PARTY
The PLAY JAZZERS strutt their stuff at The MAYPOLE, They’ll be showcasing what they’ve been working on with Matt Ratcliffe in their monthly PLAY JAZZ workshops this autumn with music by DUKE ELLINGTON, THELONIOUS MONK, DAVE BRUBECK and CHARLES MINGUS.
TICKETS ARE JUST £10
https://www.derby-jazz.co.uk/view_gig.php?id=928

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 05/09/2021.

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 05/09/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist

 

Available now at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz


This programme is now also broadcast from South Africa on http://www.smefusionradio.co.za


As is the way of these things, Target radio will cease broadcasting at the end of September

 

Elena Midru
Foliage
Hope
Eclipse


Onze Heures Onze Orchestra
Non solo matematica
Volume 3
Onze Heures Onze


On Our Own Clock
Cuts and Pieces
On Our Own Clock
Mushroom Hour Half Hour / Total Refreshment Centre


De Beren Gieren
A funny Discovery
Less is Endless
SdBan


Frederik Villmow Trio
Open Landscape One
Motion
Losen


Ruth Goller
What’s really important she wanted to know - part 2
Skylla
Vula Viel Records


Markus Stockhausen
Late Dance
Tales
O-Tone


Stéphane Payen - The Workshop
Brasil
Extensions
Bandcamp/Onze Heures Onze


Scopes
Vice
Age of Reason
Whirlwind

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;

 

At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://www.listen.camp/ Sundays 3pm onward


smefusionradio.co.za/ Thursday midnight UK time then same time Weds

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ


Ian adds;


I acknowledge that I omitted to publish Peter’s playlist for the programme first transmitted on 29th August 2021.Apologies for that. This now appears below;

 

Balimaya Project
Dakan
Wolo So
Jazz re:Freshed


Flukten
Framsyning
Velkommen håp
Odin


Ben Crosland Quintet
Cross Border Blues
Solway Stories
JazzCat records


Octurn & Ictus
Jung (Part 1)
Gamelan
Onze Heures Onze


Simone Graziano
When the party’s over
Embracing the Future
Auand


Sarah Buechi Septet
T.A.S. Mani
The Paintress
Intakt


Alexander Hawkins & Angelika Niescher
Metamorphose einer Karelle
Soul in Plain Sight
Intakt


Esinam
Birds Fly
Shapes in Twilights of Infinity
WERF


Petter Eldh
Lorimer
Projekt Drums vol. 1
Edition


Florian Arbenz
Rhenos
Oracle & Neologism
Hammer Recordings

 

Duski - Live Dates, September 2021.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Duski, the progressive jazz quintet from Cardiff, led by bassist and composer Aidan Thorne, have three live dates scheduled in Wales during September 2021. Details attached.

From the band via Facebook;

We have some lovely upcoming shows;


15th September - Queens Head Monmouth 8:30pm, free admission


17th September - Lost Arc, Rhayader 7:00pm
https://thelostarc.co.uk/2021/08/17-09-2021-duski-toby-hay/
with support from Toby Hay


24th September - Haverhub Haverfordwest 8pm
https://narberthjazz.wales/event/duski/


http://www.duskimusic.com


Aidan Thorne – electric & acoustic bass, Paul Jones – keyboards, Greg Sterland –  tenor saxophone, Dan Messore – guitar, Mark O’Connor- drums

 

Nominees Announced For Jazz FM Awards 2021.

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Nubya Garcia, Celeste, SAULT, Jon Batiste, Floating Points, Emma-Jean Thackray, Gary Bartz amongst acts nominated for this year’s Jazz FM Awards. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


Nominees Announced For Jazz FM Awards 2021 with PPL and PRS for Music


Nubya Garcia, Celeste, SAULT, Jon Batiste, Floating Points, Emma-Jean Thackray, Gary Bartz amongst acts nominated for this year’s Jazz FM Awards


Ceremony to take place at Under the Bridge in West London on October 28th 2021

 

The nominees for the Jazz FM Awards 2021 with PPL and PRS for Music have been announced, once again recognising a diverse array of artists from the UK and abroad who have made a significant impact on the genre. This year’s ceremony will take place at Under The Bridge in West London on October 28th 2021 and will be available to livestream via Jazz FM. The Awards will celebrate music created and released between 1st January 2020 to the end of May 2021 to reflect the jazz community’s enduring creativity and innovation during the pandemic.


As announced in a special Jazz FM programme hosted by Anne Frankenstein, nominees this year include star saxophonist Nubya Garcia, chart-topping singer Celeste, London soul collective SAULT, US pianist and singer Jon Batiste, fast-rising trumpeter Emma-Jean Thackray, producer and DJ Floating Points with the London Symphony Orchestra and Pharoah Sanders, neo-soul singer-songwriter Ego Ella May, revered British-Italian singer Georgia Mancio, and the legendary alto saxophonist Gary Bartz. The recipients of the special award categories - Lifetime Achievement Award, Gold Award and Impact Award - will be announced in due course.


Since launching in 2013, the Jazz FM Awards has become one of the most anticipated events in the international jazz calendar honouring some of the true greats of the genre including the likes of Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Gregory Porter, Norah Jones, Dame Cleo Laine, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Georgie Fame and Ahmad Jamal.


Jazz FM Content Director Nick Pitts:
“We are of course delighted that the Jazz FM Awards will return in 2021 to celebrate the incredible level of innovation, creativity and joy that the global jazz community has to offer. Jazz has provided a lifeline for so many of us over the last year and a half and we look forward to bringing everyone together again for what is sure to be a very special occasion.
We also welcome PPL and PRS for Music who are the Jazz FM Awards headline sponsors for 2021.  They have both been outstanding supporters of the Jazz FM Awards since its inception in 2013 and I’m so pleased that they have cemented their position as true supporters of the UK’s greatest jazz, soul and blues music awards”.


Peter Leathem, Chief Executive Officer, PPL:
“Having supported the Jazz FM Awards since it began in 2013, we are delighted to be this year’s headline partners alongside our colleagues at PRS for Music. We are proud champions of jazz music at PPL and are delighted to help fund the careers of artists through our talent development work. Indeed, it’s a pleasure to see a number of artists we have supported through the PRS Foundation PPL Momentum Music Fund amongst those shortlisted this year. The UK is a hotbed of jazz music talent and we look forward to the sector’s continued success in the future.”


Andrea Czapary Martin, CEO, PRS for Music:
“We are incredibly proud to be joint headline sponsor of this year’s Jazz FM Awards, alongside PPL. Even in the face of a global pandemic, songwriters and composers in the jazz, soul and blues communities continued to produce inspired music, and we are honoured to support Jazz FM in acknowledging and recognising them for their exceptional work. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and we look forward to celebrating with you in person at this truly special event.”

 


JAZZ FM AWARDS 2021 with PPL and PRS for Music: NOMINEES

 

BLUES ACT OF THE YEAR
Eric Bibb
Marcus Bonfanti
Ruthie Foster

 

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR
Jas Kayser
Nathaniel Cross
Secret Night Gang


THE DIGITAL AWARD
Bandcamp Fridays
jazz re:freshed
Kansas Smitty’s


THE INNOVATION AWARD sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
Blue Note Re:imagined
EFG London Jazz Festival
SAULT


INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Amanda Whiting
Daniel Casimir
Ed ‘Tenderlonious’ Cawthorne


INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Travelzoo
Christian McBride
Gary Bartz
Maria Schneider


SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR
Ego Ella May
Jon Batiste
Omar


VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Celeste
Ego Ella May
Georgia Mancio


PUBLIC VOTE CATEGORIES

 


ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Fergus McCreadie: Cairn
Floating Points, London Symphony Orchestra, and Pharoah Sanders: Promises
Jon Batiste: WE ARE
Matthew Halsall: Salute To The Sun
Nubya Garcia: SOURCE
SAULT: UNTITLED (Black Is)


UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR
Archipelago
Emma-Jean Thackray
Fergus McCreadie


GIFTED AWARD CATEGORIES

 

GOLD AWARD
TBC

 

IMPACT AWARD
TBC

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
TBC


Public voting is open now at http://www.jazzfmawards.com and will close on Friday September 24th.


The Jazz FM Awards 2021 is made possible with the support of PPL and PRS for Music, Mishcon De Reya, Travelzoo and Yamaha.


Launching this year on the Jazz FM Premium app is a Jazz FM Awards channel that celebrates the rich history of the Awards with non-stop, ad break free music from winners and nominees. Jazz FM Premium launched earlier this year and offers its subscribers 20 exclusive Jazz FM stations along with a host of additional content.


http://www.jazzfmawards.com

 

K-MUSIC 2021: tickets now on sale for London’s Festival of Korean music, October and November 2021.

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Tickets have gone on sale for K-MUSIC 2021, London's Festival of Korean Music co-ordinated by Serious. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


K-MUSIC 2021: tickets on sale for London’s Festival of Korean music

 

London’s Festival of Korean Music


All tickets now on sale + Dal:um add extra date


Bookings at: http://www.serious.org.uk/K-Music


Weds 6 Oct:  ADG7, Kings Place (Hall 1)


Sun 17 Oct:  KYUNGSO PARK & SOONA PARK with ANGHARAD JENKINS, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre


Fri 22 + Sat 23 Oct: DONGYANG GOZUPA + SINNOI, The Coronet Theatre (Notting Hill)


Thurs 28 Oct: BLACK STRING & NGUYÊN LÊ, Grand Junction Paddington


Sat 6 Nov:  DAL:UM, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre


Mon 8 Nov: DAL:UM, Norwich Arts Centre


Weds 17 Nov:  SOOJIN SUH COLORIS TRIO & CAMILLA GEORGE, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre (part of the EFG London Jazz Festival


We are pleased to announce that the Southbank Centre concerts in K-Music 2021 have just gone on sale and that all tickets for the Festival are now available.  In addition, Dal:um will perform a second UK date – at Norwich Arts Centre on 8 November.


K-Music concerts at the Southbank Centre include Kyungso Park and Soona Park, two gayageum masters (12-stringed zither), from south and north Korea, performing for the first time with fiddler and singer from Wales, Angharad Jenkins, for an intriguing encounter between eastern and western strings (17 October) and Dal:um, who, on gayageum and geomungo (silk-stringed zither), move into soundscapes that are modern and mellifluous, focusing on the silence and space between the notes (6 November). Their highly-acclaimed new album ‘Similar & Different’, was released on Glitterbeat’s label imprint tak:til earlier this year.  The final Southbank Centre concert features experimental drummer Soojin Suh leading her new trio Coloris and Nigerian-born, London-based saxophonist Camilla George as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival (17 November).


K-Music concerts at the Purcell Room are part of the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Sessions – a series allowing artists to present new material and collaborations to an intimate audience in this prestigious London venue.


The K-Music Festival opens at Kings Place on 6 October with internationally-known 9-piece band ADG7 and continues until 17 November: http://www.serious.org.uk/K-Music


K-Music 2021 is produced and directed by the Korean Cultural Centre UK and Serious. For more Korea-related events visit http://www.kccuk.org.uk.

 

 

El Rincon, Bristol, programme for September 2021.

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Bristol's El Rincon venue has announced its programme for September 2021. Details attached.

From the El Rincon website;

El Rincon
298 North Street, Avon, Bristol BS3 1JU
All gigs 7.30 - 9.30pm
Advanced bookings only from
https://www.elrinconbar.com/

 


LEONIE EVANS Thurs Sept 9th, 7.30pm
Leonie Evans has been performing since the age of 5 and now has hundreds of collaborations with musicians from all over the world under her belt. As well as being a songwriter, she also has a passion for history so plays a lot of pre-war Jazz, blues, country, gospel and Latin music. Expect to hear an array of languages and her well- known ability to play “Frumpet” (her name for vocal trumpet).
“Like nothing else I”ve ever heard in my life…I was just blown away with her” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6
http://www.leoniemusic.co.uk


KAROLINA GRISKUTÉ Friday Sept 10th, 7.30pm
Karolina Griškutė is a jazz singer from Lithuania now based in Bristol. She sang for Lithuania’s REM Vilnius 2018 opening ceremony in Vilnius town hall, and has performed at the Kaunas Jazz Festival, and now she’s bringing her jazz trio (with Alex Bowers on piano & Richie Paradise on drums) and a selection of jazz
standards songs by the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Melody Gardot to the littlest venue in town.


JIMMY GOODRICH AND JOHN BAGGOTT Wednesday Sept 22nd , 7.30pm
Delighted to welcome back Bristol"s premier Canadian singer-songwriter. Jimmy has played with the likes of Rufus & Martha Wainwright, and has opened for Amy Winehouse & The Be Good Tanyas. Tonight, he’s joined by magnificent pianist John Baggott (Portishead, Massive Attack, Robert Plant, and The Invisible Apples) for an evening of songs by Scott Walker, Chet Baker, Serge Gainsbourg, and many more.


GOODRICH Thursday Sept 23RD , 7.30pm
Delighted to welcome back Bristol”s premier Canadian singer-songwriter for an evening of charismatic music-making. Jimmy has played with the likes of Rufus and Martha Wainwright, has opened for Amy Winehouse and The Be Good Tanyas, and performed in New York, Paris and London - and now the Tapas Tardis.


JIMMY GOODRICH AND JOHN BAGGOTT Friday Sept 24th , 7.30pm SOLD OUT
Delighted to welcome back Bristol"s premier Canadian singer-songwriter. Jimmy has played with the likes of Rufus & Martha Wainwright, and has opened for Amy Winehouse & The Be Good Tanyas. Tonight, he"s joined by magnificent pianist John Baggott (Portishead, Massive Attack, Robert Plant, and The Invisible Apples) for an evening of songs by Scott Walker, Chet Baker, Serge Gainsbourg, and many more.


PIAZZOLLA 100 Thurs Sept 30th, 7.30pm
A swift return for this brilliant bandoneon and guitar duo, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s birth with arrangements of his most famous works, as well as reworkings of popular tango tunes. Mirek Salmon (Moscow Drug Club and Tango Calor) is one of the few players of the bandoneon, Piazzolla’s own instrument and the true sound of tango. Andreas Moutsioulis is a prize-winning classical guitarist. Don’t miss this!


Please visit http://www.elrinconbar.com to purchase tickets.

The Be-Bop Club Bristol, programme for September, October and November 2021.

Monday, September 06, 2021

The Be-Bop Club is presenting regular jazz events at its new home, the Chicken Shed at The Hen & Chicken, Bristol. Schedule for September, October and November attached.

From http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk

The Be-Bop Club
The Hen and Chicken, 210 North St, Bristol BS3 1JF


The Be-Bop Club, Bristol’s longest running modern jazz club.
After many years promoting gigs at The Bear in Hotwells, from 2021 we are now based at The Hen and Chicken on North St, Southville BS3 1JF, and gigs are now on Thursdays.

 

Steve Banks Quintet
The Hen & Chicken
Bristol
Thu 9 Sep 2021,
8:00PM - 10:30PM

 


BBC Introducing - Thom Dalby Quartet
The Hen & Chicken
Bristol
Thu 16 Sep 2021,
8.00PM - 10.30PM

 

Kevin Figes Quartet
The Hen & Chicken
Bristol
Thu 23 Sep 2021,
8:00PM - 10:30PM


BBC Introducing - Adam Stokes Quartet
The Hen & Chicken
Bristol
Thu 30 Sep 2021,
8:00PM - 10:30PM


Andy Hague’s Double Standards CD Launch
The Hen & Chicken
Bristol
Thu 7 Oct 2021,
8:00PM - 10:30PM


Nigel Price Organ Trio
The Hen & Chicken
Bristol
Thu 14 Oct 2021,
8:00PM - 10:30PM

 

Henrik Jensen’s Followed By Thirteen
The Hen & Chicken
Bristol
Thu 4 Nov 2021,
8.00 PM - 10.30PM


Tickets available from Ticketsource via the Club website.

From The Source Festival to be staged in Coventry in October and November 2021.

Monday, September 06, 2021

Coventry Warwick Arts Centre and Serious present the second From The Source festival as part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 Featured artists include Camilla George & Sarathy Korwar.

We have received the following press release;

From The Source Festival begins next month in Coventry.

 

Coventry Warwick Arts Centre and Serious present the second From The Source festival as part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021


Featured artists include


TRICKY


KOFI STONE


SARATHY KORWAR


CAMILLA GEORGE


JASMINE GARDOSI


Jazz is a major influence for many contemporary artists from electronica to soul, hip-hop to spoken word. From The Source Festival brings together an inspirational line-up of artists who draw on the roots of jazz while reinterpreting them for today’s audiences.

 

 

Tuesday 26 October – Wednesday 3 November 2021 | COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre
Bookings at serious.org.uk/FromTheSource
Website: http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

 


Jasmine Gardosi | Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 October
Award-winning Birmingham-based spoken word poet, multiple slam champion and beatboxer brings new show Dancing To Music You Hate to Coventry. Prepare to be moved by both music and message as she cracks open binaries with boldness, compassion and humour.

 

Sarathy Korwar | Friday 29 October
One of the most original and compelling voices in the UK jazz scene blasting his own vibrant sounds with blends of Indian music.

 

Kofi Stone | Saturday 30 October
Soulful, honest hip-hop from Birmingham rapper Kofi Stone, masterfully painting pictures of the highs and lows of everyday life.

 

Camilla George | Sunday 31 October
MOBO-nominated saxophonist brings her own critically acclaimed band, showcasing stars of the new UK jazz scene, to Coventry.

 

Tricky | Wednesday 3 November
Rare live show by the legendary producer whose 30+ year career brought us pivotal raps with Massive Attack and a huge catalogue of his releases that changed the face of trip hop.


 


Doreen Foster, Director of Warwick Arts Centre, says: ‘From The Source celebrates jazz as an inspirational art form. This year’s lineup features artists who grew up listening to the likes of John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Jackie McLean and Ahmad Jamal, and used these early experiences to forge very different musical paths. Although each artist has their own unique sound and perspective, the echoes of jazz shine through. We can’t wait to bring artists and audiences together this October to share the many music styles and influences which inspire us all’

Aberdeen Jazz Festival returns with 18 live concerts across the city.

Monday, September 06, 2021

Eighteen live concerts over ten days will range across jazz styles with events being held from 30 September – 10 October 2021 followed by an on-line Festival from 15th-22nd October.

We have received the following press release;

 

Aberdeen Jazz Festival returns with 18 live concerts across the city.


Aberdeen Jazz Festival
Thursday 30 September – Sunday 10 October 2021


Aberdeen Jazz Festival returns with 18 live concerts across the city

 


Aberdeen Jazz Festival held a hugely successful on-line event this year in its traditional March slot, exceeding all audience expectations, but the organisers were keen to bring live music back to the city. As soon as restrictions were lifted, the Festival presented saxophonist, Tommy Smith, in an extraordinary solo concert at St Machar’s Cathedral, and now the popular Festival is back for a 10 day event packed with leading jazz names in concerts at The Blue Lamp, Queen’s Cross Church, Spin, Revolution de Cuba, Lemon Tree and Aberdeen Art Gallery.


And for all of the festival’s new on-line admirers there is an on-line Festival from 15th-22nd October.


18 live concerts over ten days will range across jazz styles, from swing to big band; gypsy jazz to funky/soul; folk-jazz crossovers to late night clubbing; classy jazz vocals to latin jazz parties. Across all of the concerts, there’s a special sense of celebration amongst the musicians – everyone involved is very excited to be playing a festival again in front of live audiences.


Aberdeen Jazz Festival is delighted to welcome international musicians once again and the festival opens with one of the great European bands of today’s jazz world: pianist, Espen Eriksen brings his Trio to the Blue Lamp. This will the first of eleven shows at Aberdeen’s iconic jazz club.


And perhaps the most poignant moment will come on the opening Friday at the Blue Lamp, when the Festival salutes one of the greatest Aberdonian jazz musicians, Bill Kemp, who died in April. Bill was a mainstay of nearly every leading Aberdeen jazz group from the 1960’s to the 2020’s, and a drummer who played regularly with many national and international stars. Marisha Addison who performed with Bill for over 40 years, will present We Love You Bill where old and young musical colleagues will play together in different formats, with Bill’s great friend, Fabrizio Conte, star-pupil, Richard Glassby; and leading UK drummer, Alyn Cosker, taking the maestro’s seat.


Other musical highlights will be a new all-female group led by singer, violinist and broadcaster, Seonaid Aitken, featuring five string players and saxophonist, Helena Kay; the leading Glasgow soul-funk-nu jazz group, Corto Alto; the brilliant Greek singer, Irini Arabatzi in duo with piano wunderkind, Fergus McCreadie; a Festival debut for the stunning piano-bass-drums, Trio Nadurra; a Lemon Tree party with the irrepressible Tom McGuire & The Brassholes; a special celebration of Big Band drummers with Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra and Alyn Cosker; a new double tenor saxophone-led band featuring two of Scotland’s hottest young musicians, Matthew Kilner and Matt Carmichael; the infectious grooves of Funk Connection; and the sultry soulful vocals of Niki King with her new project, Time.


Neil Gibbons, Festival Director, Aberdeen Jazz Festival said:
“In the teeth of lockdown, we began Aberdeen Jazz Festival 2021 in March with a series of digital concerts which proved very popular. What a pleasure to be back to complete the festival with a programme of local and international music that we know audiences will love. The spirit of Aberdeen Jazz Festival is very much alive and we can’t wait to get started again and welcome audiences during our brilliant festival celebrating all that’s great in live Jazz.”


Ticket prices range from £5 to £15, and are available from http://www.aberdeenjazzfestival.com


Eleven of the concerts will be recorded for an on-line Festival, where the complete shows will be available for a full week for a single ticket of £25, from http://www.aberdeenjazzfestival.com

 


Aberdeen Jazz Festival is Scotland’s second largest jazz event. Presented by the leading jazz promoter, Jazz Scotland, It takes place annually in March and attracts leading musicians from all over the world, in a programme that spans all jazz styles. In 2020 the Festival was cancelled mid-event due to Covid concerns. In March 2021, the Festival presented its first Online version, and exceeded all expectations in terms of sales and views. This Autumn Festival is the one we would have liked to have presented in March, with live audiences as well as on-line! The Festival will hopefully revert to its March slot in 2022.


Aberdeen Jazz Festival is funded by Creative Scotland and the City of Aberdeen Council. Their support makes the event possible, and we thank them for their ongoing commitment to jazz in Aberdeen


ABERDEEN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2021 FULL PROGRAMME:


ESPEN ERIKSEN TRIO
Live! Blue Lamp, Thursday September 30, 8pm. Tickets £13.50 advance/£15 on door
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
Melodic contemporary jazz, rooted in atmospheric Nordic beauty
The Norwegian pianist’s Trio has been one of the huge jazz successes of the modern media age. They’re known all over the world thanks to their huge popularity when people stream “melodic jazz”, “moody jazz”, “beautiful jazz” or use any other adjective that suggests listening to lovely atmospheric music, sometimes wistful, sometimes a little melancholic, but always tuneful, bright, and rooted in emotional feelings.
It’s a major coup for the Festival to bring one of the great international bands on today’s scene for our first live show in 18 months!
“The lost art of melodic minimalism, stripped back and beautifully near bare. No smoke and mirrors, just the graceful chemistry of superb musicians” (BBC) “impeccably performed, full of crisp, beguiling melodies and improvisations that are thoughtful, without neglecting feelings” (Jazz Journal)


WE LOVE YOU BILL!
Live! Blue Lamp, Friday October 1, 7.30pm. Tickets £13.50 advance/£15 on door
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
Aberdeen Jazz Festival salutes the late Bill Kemp
Drummer, Bill Kemp, was such a positive force and a strong friend to so many of us involved in jazz in Aberdeen for so long, it’s hard to imagine he’s gone. He died in April 2021. Born in Perth, where he was part of the musical ferment that produced the Average White Band, Bill moved to Aberdeen in the 1960’s, joining Alex Sutherland’s Band. He was a regular on Grampian TV and at sessions all over the North East, working with jazz groups, Big Bands, folk and pop musicians, and a galaxy of international stars. For over 50 years, he was the swing-king of the North East. The first choice drummer for everyone.
Marisha Addison, who first started working with Bill in the early 70’s, has put together a concert that sends our love letter to our great friend, and what a line up we have - with leading North East jazz musicians Bill worked with over the years:  Pete Lowit, Alan King, Frank Burnett, Colin Black, and Bryan Chalmers; young musicians he helped nurture, like Matthew Kilner and Richard Glassby; and national jazz stars who knew and loved his music like trumpeter,Colin Steele and drummer, Alyn Cosker.
Just the kind of gig, Bill would have paid to come to! Join us if you can.


FUNK CONNECTION
Live! Blue Lamp, Friday October 1, 10.30pm. Tickets £10
Late night party with the North East’s leading funk and soul band
Friday night late on the dance floor at the Blue Lamp. Funk and soul classics pumped out by a great ten piece band - full rhythm section, three horns, three vocalists - saturated in the music of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, The Average White Band and Chic. Audiences out for a good time. These are the moments we’ve been waiting for, and when the special atmosphere of the Lamp responds to the party mood. We can’t say any more than what’s on the tin: funk and soul music for dancing and good vibes!


SEONAID AITKEN - CHASING SAKURA
Live! Blue Lamp, Saturday October 2, 7.30pm. Tickets £13.50 advance/£15 on door
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
New strings and saxophone group led by Scotland’s top jazz singer and fiddler
The singer and fiddler is one of the biggest names in Scottish jazz in 2021, with recent spectacular successes singing Ella Fitzgerald tribute shows, working with Big Bands and Strings, fronting the leading gypsy swing band, Rose Room, and, of course, being the voice of Jazz on the BBC. All the time, she maintains a constant presence on the Classical Music scene playing for Scottish Opera, and being commissioned by the SCO, Royal Philharmonic and many others to write, arrange, and perform.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival commissioned new music from her this year, and she responded by creating an incredibly exciting new band and writing music which encompasses classical, jazz and folk and takes 77inspiration from trips to Japan and the world of cherry blossom. The band is an all-female sextet, with two violins, viola (the great folk musician, Patsy Reid), bass, and the young saxophone star, Helena Kay, and this will be their first public performance. “engaging…spring murmurs, Kay’s sax singing potently against the strings…Aitken’s lead violin sounding brightly against ensemble pulsing…Aitken vocalising over gently plucked strings” reported The Scotsman on their debut. This is healing music, life affirming, positive, engaging, melodic - a real thrill!


MATTHEW KILNER TWO TENORS BAND
Live! Blue Lamp, Saturday October 2, 10.30pm. Tickets £10
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
Two young tearaway tenor saxophonists team up for the first time
The young Aberdonian tenor sax-man is making waves wherever he plays and he’s back with a fabulous band featuring fellow young tenor tyro, Matt Carmichael. Two Matts/Two tenors, and a grooving rhythm section for some late night jazz that will fire up the Lamp!
Matt Kilner is well known in Aberdeen Jazz as a key member of Hamlet, and he features in a huge range of bands, from duets with Neil Birse to the Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra. He’s just graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire and making his first steps as a pro musician. He’s going to make it big! He’s got everything a great saxophonist needs: time, tone, power, technique, and now, for his first Jazz Festival gig under his own name, a fantastic band.
Glaswegian, Matt Carmichael, is one step ahead of Kilner in that he’s already made his own debut album, “A Distinctive New Voice”(BBC Music), “Beyond special”(Jazz UK), “Utterly compelling”(Jazz Views),”Irresistible”(London Jazz News) are just some of many accolades.
The two Matts front a band of youth and experience: Colin Black (guitar) and Pete Johnstone(keys), alongside two more great young musicians, Ewan Hastie (bass) and Richard Glassby (drums).


JAZZ ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Live! Blue Lamp, Sunday October 3, 2pm. Tickets £5
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
Laid back swing and modern jazz in relaxed Sunday atmosphere
Two of Aberdeen’s top bands!
SUS4 Quartet is the collaborative group fronted by Colin Black (guitar) and Matthew Kilner (saxophones). They mix swing, funk and melodic invention in a set of original tunes.
Guitarist, Scott Cruickshank’s Quartet present a Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli tribute.
Presented by Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon. Tickets only available at the door, by cash payment


PAUL TOWNDROW TRIO
Live! Blue Lamp, Sunday October 3, 7.30pm. Tickets £13.50 advance/£15 on door
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
Leading Scottish saxophonist with his turbo charged band
Alto saxophonist, Paul Towndrow is one of the country’s leading jazz musicians. Famously described in The Guardian as “a turbo-charged amalgam of all your favourite saxophone players”, Paul’s playing is passionate, sparky, and a mixture of authority and adventure. His Trio with Pete Johnstone on organ and Alyn Cosker on drums, knows how to groove and swing, and they’ve got deep roots in classic modern jazz. In a typical set, they’ll play tunes by Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis, and then they’ll take off into new tunes packed with intrigue and surprise, but always rooted for the audience.
All three musicians are bandleaders who’ve performed all over the world - with their own groups; as members of SNJO; playing with major American stars, or as members of top folk and rock bands - and this Trio gives them all a hugely enjoyable platform where Johnstone’s malleable keyboard style and vast expressive palate creates the perfect foil for Cosker’s virtuosity and drive, and Towndrow’s sparkling saxophone.
Grooving modern jazz from three of the most exciting musicians on the current scene.


COLIN STEELE QUINTET
Live! Blue Lamp, Thursday October 7, 8pm. Tickets £13.50 advance/£15 on door
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
The trumpeter harnesses Scottish traditional music and the Miles Davis legacy into a brilliant and unique sound
Colin’s a trumpeter who is passionate about making audiences feel good. He always plays with extraordinary passion - heart on his sleeve - whatever the music - Miles Davis, The Adderley Brothers, Louis Armstrong, he gets inside the tune and works the melody in a way that sets him up as a classic jazz improviser. We’ve heard him so many times recently recreating the music of jazz greats, we might forget that he’s the leader of a classic band himself, and the one that set out the framework for younger generations to follow.  Fergus McCreadie, Matt Carmichael and many more, owe a huge debt to the crusading path established by Colin.
A welcome return, then,  for the Colin Steele Quintet playing a set full of original compositions. His recordings and concerts are warm, life affirming, and thrilling in their effect. He disarms the most hardened jazz fan with the power and beauty of his music and his playing speaks strongly to audiences of all musical tastes. “A repertoire singing with Celtic melody, lovingly threaded into the American jazz tradition” with Dave Milligan (piano,) Konrad Wiszniewski (saxophones), Calum Gourlay(bass), Alyn Cosker(drums)


TOM MCGUIRE AND THE BRASSHOLES
Live! Lemon Tree, Thursday October 7, 8pm. Tickets £12
Singer with unbelievably soulful voice, brilliant soul/funk band, hot horn section. They’ll dance. The audience will dance!
Is it possible to have a more soulful voice and come from Glasgow? We don’t think so. Tom McGuire fronts the biggest fun and funky band this side of the Clyde. And they make the best live shows you can imagine. Renegade free spirits they might be, but when it comes to groove and funk, they have it rehearsed to a T. From New Orleans to Detroit, they’ve got the soul and fink vintage sound – so much so that it’s hard to believe you’re not in Tipitinas or a Stax session. Al Green, Bill Withers and James Brown are all present, but this is music for Scotland 2021, and a band that reflects the spirit of our moment. Tight rhythmic chunky beats, the hottest horns in the land, and McGuire’s uncanny vocal mix of power and beauty.
Here’s the band’s take on it : “it’s soulful song, telling stories and sharing experiences of joy, turmoil, loss, celebration, sadness, happiness, confidence, frailty. All told hyper distilled and delivered in finely honed funk pop parcels of aesthetic joy. Life is confusing and hard, but music is fun and great, so let’s talk about it whilst at one and the same time, getting down.”
Get down to the Lemon Tree for a night of hip swaying groove and sweet soul.


KING OF KEYS
Live! Revolution De Cuba, Friday October 8 October,7pm. Free
Pianist and vocalist, Adam Usmani, fronts a four piece band that specialises in hot Cuban and Latin Club music. Bring on the salsa dancers!


JATBL COMMUNITY JAZZ BIG BAND
Live! Queen’s Cross Church, Friday October 8, 7.30pm. Tickets £10
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
A Swinging Big Band Celebration!
The JATBL Community Jazz Big Band is back and celebrating the return to live music making by presenting a programme of toe tapping big band favourites. Great vocals and instrumentals with the feel good factor a plenty. Come and join the jazz party!


JAZZ CLUB - REBECCA VASMANT
Live! Blue Lamp, Friday October 8, 11pm. Tickets £5
Leading DJ-Producer makes late night beats and vibes with jazz roots
DJ-Producer, Rebecca Vasmant brings a new twist to the dancefloor through her love of jazz. Yes, swinging and soulful grooves make for classy clubbing. She’s made parties all over the world – from Glastonbury to Worldwide Sete, from London Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scotts to Spain and Algeria – and is a regular on radio and on tour. She famously went out with Ghanaian band, Kakatsitsi for 6 months! She’ll be laying down a strong beat for every sophisticated clubber in Aberdeen tonight.


IRINI ARABATZI and FERGUS McCREADIE
Live! Blue Lamp, Saturday October 9, 7.30pm. Tickets £13.50 advance/£15 on door
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
Extraordinary jazz vocalist and pianist, together for the first time
There have been many extraordinary young musicians emerging from the Glasgow jazz scene in the last five years. PIanist, Fergus McCreadie, and singer, Irini Arabatzi, have both stunned audiences throughout the country with their bravura performances and recordings. They’re reinventing jazz for our age in Scotland. Fergus is the shooting star of the current Scottish jazz world. His Trio have toured all over Europe, signed for a major label, Edition, and have just recorded their third album. Fergus is renowned for bringing Scottish folk and modern jazz traditions together in his music. He’s a young master in both genres and a virtuoso who plays with such naturalness and ease that his technique is lost in the beautiful music making. Irini is a one in a million singer. She’s that good. She’s from Greece and is steeped in Balkan traditions. She can sing folkloric tunes in outrageous tempos, re-invent Joni Mitchell tunes, and she can sing Cole Porter ballads in a warm breeze. Her pitch is extraordinary, timing on a pin; her sense of swing, harmony, melody, owning a lyric, is everything the most sophisticated jazz listener loves, but she does it for the first timers too - personality, joy, pleasure, it’s all in the mix.
They’ve never performed together before. What will they do?
A special concert.


ABERDEEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Live! Queen’s Cross Church, Saturday October 9, 7.30pm. Tickets £10
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra salutes the Modern Jazz Big Band Masters, with Alyn Cosker
One of the finest Big Band drummers in the UK and beyond, the SNJO’s Alyn Cosker joins the renowned Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra to salute the giants of the Modern Jazz Big Band world in a programme featuring music from Horace Silver to Arturo Sandoval and Maynard Ferguson to Charles Mingus.


CORTO.ALTO
Live! Blue Lamp, Saturday October 9,  10.30pm. Tickets £12
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
Nu-jazz, funk and soul from Glasgow’s club/jazz crossover band
Corto.alto are in town. Nu-jazz, neo-soul, funk, hip-hop, breakbeat, ragga, spoken word …tonight The Lampie becomes the coolest late night hang in the country.
The band is the brain child of trombonist, guitarist and bandleader, Liam Shortall.
He’s the busiest cat on the Glasgow music scene. A musician of extraordinary dexterity. You can hear him with Tom McGuire, The SNJO, Fat Suit, Aku!, Graham Costello’s Strata and many more. But this is Liam’s own vision. A super-special seven piece all-star band featuring the best young musicians in Scotland playing the most cutting edge cross between hip jazz and grooving dance floor. Signed to Bristol’s very cool Worm Discs label, their music hits you with melodies, groove, and all round great vibes - perfect for late night at The Blue Lamp


FESTIVAL CLUB!
Live! Spin, Saturday October 9, 1pm-7pm Tickets £6 each
Two special Saturday afternoon sessions offer a mini-Festival at Spin with classic jazz vocals; straight ahead modern jazz;latin and gypsy guitar; grooves from Cuba and Brazil; contemporary piano trio jazz; and a Hot Club jam session, all in the atmospheric Festival Club atmosphere of Spin.
The first concert features Melodie Fraser singing jazz standards and latin favourites; Luke Godfrey’s smooth saxophone fronting Sidewinder’s classic modern jazz; and the Lady Ray Jazz Duo with singer, Rachel Marquez and guitarist, Innes Cardno.
In the second concert, starting at 4pm, there’s the brilliant Trio Nadurra with Barry Middleton(keys), Peter Lowit(bass) and Fraser Peterkin (drums) followed by Rumba Magica, Simon Gall’s Latino Band with Mario Caribe, Danielo Oliveira, and the wonderful dancing and singing of Inma Montero, with the climax to the day being an all star gypsy swing jam led by guitarist, Scotty Cruickshank.
Book in for one, or both concerts at £6 each, for a full day of jazz in the Granite City.


JAZZ AT THE GALLERY
THE MUSIC OF THE HOT CLUB DE PARIS: CORALIE USMANI & CONNOR J WEIR
AND
LOS ACOUSTICOS BANDIDOS
Live! Aberdeen Art Gallery, Saturday October 9, 2pm-4pm. Free
Take yourself to the rive gauche of Paris in the late 30’s and 1940’s where guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist, Stephane Grappelli, were bring the worlds of gypsy music, swing and jazz together. Fiddler Coralie and guitarist, Connor J Weir play some classic Grappelli/Django duets, and then the guitar powerhouses that are Scott Cruickshank and Colin Black take over!


NIKI KING TIME
Live! Blue Lamp, Sunday October 10, 8pm. Tickets £13.50 advance/£15 on door
On-line! Friday October 15th, 2pm – Friday October 22nd, 2pm. Tickets: £25 Festival Pass - all on-line concerts
New show from Edinburgh’s top vocalist – singer/songwriter, soul and jazz roots
Niki King has one of the great soul and jazz voices in today’s scene and in a rare live outing she brings a beautiful new show exclusively to the Aberdeen Jazz Festival for a one-off intimate live performance, ahead of the forthcoming studio production for her much anticipated new album.
The singer-songwriter has a new body of work, written entirely last year in lockdown, that carries the listener on a journey of reflection within a deep fusion of soul, jazz and blues, straight from the heart, like a heady mix of Etta James meets Michael Kiwanuka.
“The outstanding Scottish female vocalist of our time” (The List) has got some of the best fusion musicians in the country in tow: Stevie Christie (piano/keys), Aki Remally (guitar/voice), Paul Gilbody (bass/voice) and Stuart Brown (drums). 
Niki has garnered numerous five-star reviews for her live shows and performed in many of the leading jazz clubs around the world including The Blue Note (New York and Tokyo), The Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s, London. Highlight performances include opening as special guest for The Average White Band, Al Green and Gregory Porter. Now she can add Aberdeen Jazz Festival to that list.

 

Fringe Jazz Bristol - New Venue, Relaunch and Gig List.

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Fringe Jazz will relaunch at a new venue, The Bristol Music Club, in September 2021. Full details including gig listings for September to December attached.

Jon Taylor of Fringe Jazz writes;

Fringe Jazz Bristol New Venue, Relaunch and Gig List.


I’m starting up Fringe Jazz again, and we have moved to a new larger venue :


THE BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB, 76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP.


Here are the details and the Gig List for the first 11 weeks starting on 22nd Sept :


FRINGE JAZZ is back for Autumn 2021 from Wednesday 22nd September at a new larger venue. Due to all the concerns caused by the Pandemic we have decided to move the Wednesday night sessions to a bigger room providing more space and better ventilation for the audience. Our new gig room at The Bristol Music Club can comfortably seat over twice the number of people, has a larger stage and a very fine Steinway Grand Piano.


Located on the junction of Queens Road and St Paul’s Road you’ve probably walked or driven past many times and never noticed the unusual little Victorian building that has been the home of The Bristol Music Club for over a century or that inside there is a superb intimate and characterful auditorium with excellent acoustics and licenced.


If you need any more details or photo’s for any of the bands please get in touch or if you prefer you can find more detailed biogs and photo’s on the Events section of the Fringe Jazz Facebook page.


Thanks for your help and support.


Regards
Jon Taylor
Fringe Jazz

 


Fringe Jazz at The BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB
76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP


Every Wednesday at 7PM


ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://fringejazz.com/gig-list.html


Fringe Jazz at The Bristol Music Club is run in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop

 


22nd Sept IAN SHAW, IAIN BALLAMY, JAMIE SAFIR - £20


29th Sept   MOSCOW DRUG CLUB - £18


6th Oct     ALAN BARNES & DAVE NEWTON - £18


13th Oct   JAMES MORTON BAND - £18
            James Morton - Alto Sax
            Alex Hutchings - Guitar
            Jonny Henderson - Hammond Organ
            Andy Tween - Drums


20th Oct   ART THEMEN QUARTET - £20
            Art Themen - Saxophones
            Huw Warren - Piano
            Riaan Vosloo - Double Bass
            Tony Orrell - Drums


27th Oct   SILVERADO
            A Tribute to Horace Silver - £16
            Andy Hague - Trumpet
            Ben Waghorn - Tenor Sax
            Kevin Figes - Alto Sax
            Jim Blomfield - Piano
            Riaan Vosloo - Double Bass
            Mark Whitlam - Drums
   
             

3rd Nov     MATTHEW BOURNE TRIO - £18
              Matthew Bourne - Piano
              Riaan Vosloo - Double Bass
              Dave Smith - Drums

 

10th Nov   JOHN PEARCE & DAVE NEWTON QUARTET - £16          
              John Pearce - Violin
              Dave Newton - Piano
              Will Harris - Double Bass
              Ian Matthews - Drums

 

17th Nov   TONY ORRELL’S BIG TOP - £16
            with special guest Johnny Baggott
              Jake McMurchie - Sax
              Dan Moore - Keyboards
              Johnny Baggott - Piano
              Riaan Vosloo - Bass
              Matt Brown & Tony Orrell - Drums

 

24th Nov   PAUL DUNMALL - THE NEW QUARTET - £18
            Paul Dunmall - Saxophones
            Steven Saunders - Guitar  
            James Owston -  Double Bass
            Jim Bashford -  Drums

 

1st Dec     THE JAZZ DEFENDERS - £18
              Nick Dover - Tenor Sax
              Nick Malcolm - Trumpet
              George Cooper - Piano
              Will Harris - Double Bass
              Ian Matthews - Drums…

 

Copasetic Foundation - live shows scheduled for September, October and November 2021.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Copasetic Foundation, founded by pianist Alex Webb, has a number of live shows by a variety of artists scheduled at a range of venues during September, October and November. Details attached.

We have received the following press release;

Press release from the Copasetic Foundation.


It may not have been much of a summer, but jazz has come back with a roar.


Friday 17 September at The Karma Sanctum Hotel, 20 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5NF: Quintet Blue featuring Denys Baptiste (tenor sax) and Nigel Price (guitar) as part of the Soho Jazz Festival.  Two of the UK’s greatest jazz improvisers join forces with a rhythm section led by Alex Webb to play the grooviest music of the 50s and 60s - tunes by Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Ahmad Jamal and lots of blues! 


Saturday 25 September at Peggy’s Blue Skylight, Nottingham: Tony Kofi’s ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’. The acclaimed tribute to saxophonist Cannonball Adderley returns with Andy Davies (trumpet), Alex Webb (piano), Andrew Cleyndert (bass) and Alfonso Vitale (drums).  Their album, ‘Another Kind of Soul’, won the Presto Music prize for one the top jazz albums of 2020.  Shows at 6pm and 8.30pm, for tickets and info: https://peggysskylight.co.uk/events/tony-kofi-cannonball/


Sunday 26 September at the Scarborough Jazz Festival, 2.15pm: Tony Kofi’s ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ For tickets and info: https://www.scarboroughspa.co.uk/event/scarborough-jazz-festival-september-2021


Friday 8 October Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, Newington Butts SE11: Tony Kofi’s ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’. For tickets and info: https://www.toulouselautrec.co.uk/


Monday 11 October at the Irving Studio, Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HQ: the Tony Kofi Quartet.  For tickets and info: https://www.everymantheatre.org.uk/shows/jazz-in-the-studio/


Friday 5 November Alex Webb’s British Standard Time, featuring Carroll Thompson & Tony Momrelle is part of ‘An Evening of Jazz Fireworks’, also featuring Christ Standring, Jo Harrop and Paul Edis.  For tickets and info: https://cadoganhall.com/whats-on/an-evening-of-new-jazz-fireworks/


Tuesday 9 November Pizza Express, Dean St London W1: Tony Kofi’s ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’. For tickets and info: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/


Saturday 13 November Hull Jazz Festival: ‘Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall’ starring Vimala Rowe, with Alex Webb, Denys Baptiste and Sue Richardson.  A words-and-music production celebrating Billie’s legendary 1956 show at the New York venue. For tickets and info:  https://hulljazzfestival.co.uk/event/billie-holiday-at-carnegie-hall-starring-vimala-rowe/


Sunday 14 November The Jazz Sanctuary, The Turk’s Head, 28 Winchester Rd, Twickenham TW1 1LF: Quintet Blue, featuring Denys Baptiste (tenor sax) and Nigel Price (guitar). 

For tickets and info: https://www.thejazzsanctuary.co.uk/upcoming-events


Saturday 20 November The Crazy Coqs, 20 Sherwood Street London W1F 7ED as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival: ‘Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall’ starring Vimala Rowe, with Alex Webb, Denys Baptiste and Sue Richardson.  A words-and-music production celebrating Billie’s legendary 1956 show the New York venue. For tickets and info: https://www.brasseriezedel.com/events/


Thurs 25 November The Crazy Coqs, 20 Sherwood Street London W1F 7ED: Quintet Blue, featuring Denys Baptiste (tenor sax) and Nigel Price (guitar).  For tickets and info: https://www.brasseriezedel.com/events/


Please note, all the above are still taking the pandemic very seriously and assure us that these concerts are safe for customers and musicians alike.  As usual, all Copasetic productions and gigs are listed here:  https://copaseticfoundation.org/upcoming-events/

 

Best wishes from the Copasetic Foundation
http://www.copaseticfoundation.org

The Music that Made Me returns to Jazz FM for a second series.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The series exploring the influences and important songs in the lives of jazz musicians returns .Premiering on Sunday 5th September from 9-10pm for six weeks. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


Acclaimed series “The Music That Made Me” returns to Jazz FM for a second series


The series exploring the influences and important songs in the lives of Jazz FM’s superstar musicians returns.
Six parts featuring Christian McBride, Pat Metheny, Dianne Reeves, Candi Staton, Wynton Marsalis and Nile Rodgers
Premiering on Sunday 5th September from 9-10pm for six weeks.

 

Featuring a host of worldwide superstars, a second series of this highly acclaimed programme returns to the UK’s only jazz, soul and blues radio station. The Music That Made Me Series 2 explores the music that has defined a further six key jazz figures who are instrumental to the genre, following on from the ten who featured in the 2020 series.


Hosted by Nigel Williams every Sunday at 9pm, each weekly conversation explores their life as a musician with the songs that have made them the artist they are today.


Those in conversation across the series include jazz composer and guitarist Pat Metheny, bassist Christian McBride and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Vocalists Dianne Reeves and Candi Staton also appear as does the music industry legend behind hundreds of songs as either writer, producer or musician – Nile Rodgers.


Between them, they have been nominated for a tremendous 103 Grammys® with 44 wins between then.


Jazz FM’s Content Director Nick Pitts has said: “The response to Series 1 of The Music That Made Me last year was incredible, so it made sense that it returned for another series. To hear the musicians behind our playlists talk about the songs that inspired them and that played a major influence in their musical life is something that puts us as fans ever closer to them, with a real unique insight into their careers. Every name in this series has a serious musical story to tell and I can’t wait to hear them on air.”


Series one featured Ramsey Lewis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gregory Porter, Norah Jones, Jamie Cullum, Kurt Elling, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick and Harry Connick Jnr, plus there were special editions in December with George Benson and the late Chick Corea who died shortly after transmission, all of which are available to enjoy as a boxset on Jazz FM Premium.

 

The Music That Made Me, Series 2


Starting Sunday 5th September until 10th October between 9-10pm


SEPTEMBER


Ep 1 – Sunday 5th – PAT METHENY
Born in Kansas City in 1954 into a musical family and starting on trumpet at the age of 8, Metheny switched to guitar at age 12. By the age of 15, he was working regularly with the best jazz musicians in Kansas City, receiving valuable on-the-bandstand experience at an unusually young age. Pat Metheny first burst onto the international jazz scene in 1974.
Choices include Wes Montgomery, Gary Burton, The Beatles


Ep 2 – Sunday 12th – CHRSITIAN McBRIDE
Born in Philadelphia in 1972, Christian McBride is an American jazz bassist, composer and arranger. He has appeared on more than 300 recordings as a sideman, and is a seven-time Grammy Award winner. By the time he was 22, McBride played in the bands of older musicians such as Watson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and George Duke as well as his peers such as Roy Hargrove, Benny Green, and Joshua Redman.
Choices include Sting, James Brown, Bruce Hornsby, Chick Corea, Ray Brown


Ep 3 – Sunday 19th – CANDI STATON
Born in Alabama, and by the age of 11, Staton’s vocal abilities were quickly noticed by her peers and the school’s pastor. Amazed by her voice, the pastor paired Staton and her sister Maggie with a third girl, Naomi Harrison, and they formed the Jewell Gospel Trio. As teenagers, the group toured the traditional gospel circuit during the 1950s with the Soul Stirrers, C. L. Franklin and Mahalia Jackson.  And at 81 years of age, Candi still performs sold out concerts this day.
Choices include Sam Cooke, B.B.King,  Bobby Womack, Aretha Franklin


Ep 4 – Sunday 26th – WYNTON MARSALIS
Hailing from NOLA, Wynton is the second of six sons (including fellow jazz musicians Branford, Jason and Delfayo) to American pianist father Ellis.  Wynton owned a trumpet from the age of six and was educated at Julliard.  In 1980 he became one of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers for a European Tour and has also worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Shirley Horne and Chico Freeman.
Choices include Haydn, Stevie Wonder, Ellis Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard


OCTOBER


Ep 5 – Sunday 3rd – DIANNE REEVES
Born into a musical family in Detroit, she is the cousin of fusion leader George Duke.  In LA in the late 70’s / early 80’s, she sang and recorded with Stanley Turrentine, Lenny White, and Billy Childs while she signed to BlueNote in 1987 where her eponymous album garnered performances from Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, and Tony Williams, was nominated for a Grammy Award.  With her vocal style, she is seen as a logical successor to Dinah Washington and Carmen McRae.
Choices include Miles Davis, The Temptations, Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Corea, Joan Armatrading

 

Ep 6 – Sunday 10th – NILE RODGERS
Born in 1950’s Lower East Side of Manhatten, Nile’s remembers growing up on a diet or Ella Fitzgerald thanks to his Mum Beverley.  In the 1970’s he joined forces with basis Bernard Edwards and at first created The Big Apple Band to provide musical backing to band New York City, which they renamed to Chic in 1977.  Later in life, Nile lent his vast production skills to the great and the good of the 80’s and 90s including Diana Ross, Madonna, Grace Jones and All Jarreau.  He still tours and produces today and is the Chief Creative Advisor of Abbey Road Studios.
Choices include The Beatles, Roxy Music, Thelonious Monk, George Benson.


About Jazz FM:
Jazz FM plays the world’s greatest jazz, soul and blues from the world’s greatest artists. Since its launch in 1990, Jazz FM has pioneered a new approach to broadcasting. The music output is truly unique; a colourful mixture of well-known pieces by legends including Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Nina Simone, alongside emerging artists such as Judi Jackson, Kamasi Washington and Ezra Collective.
As the UK’s only dedicated Jazz broadcaster, Jazz FM is on a mission to entertain, promote and celebrate all that’s great about Jazz. Involvement with national festivals and awards is part of this - setting the bar high for live performance, recognising outstanding talent and strengthening the Jazz community. Jazz FM also offers an even deeper dive to jazz fans with its online Premium service where they can listen without ad-breaks and access exclusive jazz, soul and blues 24/7 radio stations alongside the rich archive of programmes that’s been over 30 years in the making.
But no matter how or where people listen, they always listen in colour.

 

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, Kiss, Grazia, Empire, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Magic and Absolute Radio. It creates and curates entertaining media content that audiences love whenever, wherever and however they want through a multi-channel strategy and a focus on product excellence and audience insight. The result is an exciting array of influential brands, content and talent that provide compelling and engaging advertising opportunities with valuable audiences for UK commercial partners. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe. http://www.bauermedia.co.uk


For subscriptions and gift offers, please visit http://www.greatmagazines.co.uk.

 

JBGB Events - Autumn Jazz Series at Crazy Coqs, Soho, London.

Friday, August 27, 2021

A series of top quality shows has been announced by JBGB Events at Crazy Coqs this Autumn. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


A fantastic series of top quality shows has been announced by JBGB Events at Crazy Coqs this Autumn.
Tickets are on sale and are proving to be very popular for jazz lovers guaranteed a wonderful evenings entertainment.

 

A fantastic Autumn of Jazz with JBGB Events at Crazy Coqs, Sherwood Street, Soho, London W1F 7ED


Jazz Gigs & Concerts in London - JBGB Events
http://www.jbgbevents.com

 

Joanna Eden – 50 years of Joni Mitchell’s album “Blue”
Wednesday October 13th @ 9:15pm Tickets £25
Joanna Eden – 50 years of Joni Mitchell’s album “Blue” - JBGB Events
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s seminal album “Blue” with classic songs “A Case Of You”, “My Old Man” and many more, we present the outstanding singer/pianist Joanna Eden.
Following on her many sell out shows with Jazz at The Movies, Swinging Christmas and her Embraceable Ella, and Joni Mitchell’s “Clouds” album, Joanna returns to Crazy Coqs with this further celebration of the life and music of the iconic US singer/song writer.
Starting as a finger-picking folkie and winding up as a jazz-savvy experimentalist, Joni Mitchell has brought a sharp eye, light touch and an agile trill of a voice to her songs, which have often dissected her romances and skewered myopic governments.
Mitchell became a critical sensation on Detroit’s folk scene, and her notices led to a series of successful engagements in New York. These early songs ”Both Sides Now”, “Eastern Rain”, “The Circle Game” & ”Clouds” have become standards.
Joanna on piano, with accomplished guitar & bass virtuoso, Andres Lafone, make a compelling musical duo.

 


Claire Martin with David Newton
Tuesday 19th October @ 7pm Tickets £35
Claire Martin with David Newton - JBGB Events
Claire Martin and David Newton are the most awarded U.K. jazz musicians. Sit back and enjoy, not only their brilliant individual musical talents, but also their integrated duo skills, reacting and responding with improvised magic.
Claire Martin is an established tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards seven times along the way.
Claire has released 18 must have CD’s, performed all over the world with her trio and, worked extensively with the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett in an intimate cabaret duo setting in England and USA and she was also awarded the OBE for her services to jazz.
“Our finest jazz singer” – Clive Davis, The Times
**** Claire was a Parliamentary Jazz Awards nominee Best Singer 2021 ****
David Newton is the UK’s most highly regarded and record breaking, award winning, jazz pianist – 16 times winner of the Best Pianist in the British Jazz Awards.
Whilst the most in demand accompanist for singers and instrumentalists alike, and the band member most often selected to appear with jazz greats, David is also his own soloist and creative master. He is not only able to swing with a hard driving left hand but also perform delightful heartfelt ballads vowing the most romantic feelings.
His solo recordings of “Tea for Two”, “Sweet Lorraine”, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”, “Have You Met Miss Jones” & “Stompin’ At The Savoy”, among many others, are already collectors items.

 

Alan Barnes and David Newton - 43 Years Young
Tuesday 19th October @ 9:15pm Tickets £25
Alan Barnes with David Newton - 43 Years Young - JBGB Events
A concert of wonderful music from Alan Barnes, playing alto and baritone saxophones; clarinet and bass clarinet – voted best saxophone British Jazz Awards, and David Newton the UK’s most highly regarded and record breaking award winning pianist – 16 times winner of Best Pianist in the British Jazz Awards.
These multiple award winners cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience. They have developed a telepathic sympathy which only playing together for many years can bring.
The emphasis in their duo performance will be, as always, on swinging, accessibility and interplay. Expect a hugely entertaining programme of straight ahead jazz flawlessly played and interspersed with lots of anecdotes and peppered with humour.

 

The Darius Brubeck Quartet – “In Their Own Sweet Way”
Friday 22nd October @ 7pm Tickets £30
The Darius Brubeck Quartet – “In Their Own Sweet Way” - JBGB Events
Darius Brubeck, son of the legendary Dave Brubeck, and an inspiring international jazz pianist in his own right, arrives at Crazy Coqs, with his Quartet, to celebrate the Centenary of his late father, in their own sweet way.
Successful international tours have continued and his most recent album The Darius Brubeck Quartet: Live in Poland, recorded at the end of their historic 2018 sold out tour and released in December 2019. Live in Poland was given four stars in the May 2020 issue of Downbeat, five stars in the March issue of Jazzwise and praised in The Financial Times.
Nearer to home his sold-out appearances at the London, Cheltenham and Glasgow International Jazz Festivals, and acclaimed evenings at Ronnie Scotts and Pizza Express Jazz Club, demanded we bring Darius, with his quartet, to Crazy Coqs for their debut appearance.
During the 1970s, Darius toured the world with Two Generations of Brubeck and The New Brubeck Quartet. He moved to South Africa in 1983, initiating the first degree course in Jazz Studies offered by an African university, eventually founding the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music.
Following the success of the CD “Cathy’s Summer”, featuring many new Darius Brubeck compositions, and their follow up album “Years Ago”, this concert of acoustic music - melodic, spontaneous, rhythmic and engaging, will include standards, South African jazz and ever-popular Dave Brubeck music.
To sing a Darius & Cathy Brubeck original song plus lyrics set to a Dave Brubeck tune, the Quartet are joined by the talented young British singer Ruby Gascoyne, following her Crazy Coqs June debut singing the music of Liza Minnelli.
Darius Brubeck on piano is joined by Dave O’Higgins – saxophones, Matt Ridley – double bass & Wesley Gibbens – drums
“The combination of Brubeck and O’Higgins is certainly among the best piano/sax partnerships in the UK”. – Tim Dickerson - Jazzwise

 

Elaine Delmar A Musical Salute to Lena Horne
Thursday October 28th @ 7pm Tickets £23
Elaine Delmar Musical Salute to Lena Horne - JBGB Events
Giving today’s voice to the music of the legendary Lena Horne it’s a most welcome return to Crazy Coqs Elaine Delmar, who continues to be the most outstanding jazz singer- with the voice, looks and personality that have captivated world-wide audiences.
Lena Horne with her velvet voice, became one of the greatest American singers of popular music.  Her distinctive voice, with her ability to interpret the story of the songs, ensured her rise to the music business summit as an original creative artist.
Her beauty, eloquence, style and sophistication, on film and on stage, made her a role model for millions.
Elaine writes “Welcome to this, my first concert devoted exclusively to the music of Lena Horne. I shall concentrate on her early repertoire up to the 1960’s and covering her successful Las Vegas years. The songs of that period including “From This Moment On”, “Day In, Day Out”, “Stormy Weather”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “It’s Alright With Me” and “If You Believe” are what mesmerised me as a teenage wannabe singer in the 50’s”
Throughout the 1960s Horne recorded prolifically. An autobiographical one-woman show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, opened on Broadway, ran for over a year and then toured internationally. It brought her a raft of prizes, including a Tony award and two Grammys.
Horne shared stages with Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Billy Eckstine, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and many other legends of American music during her long and varied career.
Lena made her final concert appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall. In 1996 she won another Grammy for best vocal jazz performance on the album “An Evening With Lena Horne”.
Elaine Delmar:
Elaine is equally at home, whether entertaining a concert audience, or performing in the more intimate cabaret/small theatre settings and was awarded best vocalist in the 2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Her American Song Book presentations sold out not only here at The Crazy Coqs, but also at London’s The Other Palace and The Pheasantry and in a spectacular show for the London Jazz Festival. 
Elaine is accompanied for this concert by:
John Pearce – piano and
Simon Thorpe – Double Bass
Pat Levett — Percussion
“Elaine Delmar is one of the ageless, evergreen singing stars that we have… as beautiful and talented as ever… she’s marvellous!” Sir Michael Parkinson

 

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO)  returns to the stage for “LIVE at 25” celebration.

Friday, August 27, 2021

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary with a return to live performance at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh on Friday 24 September at 7:30pm.

We have received the following press release regarding this event;


SNJO returns to the stage for LIVE at 25 celebration

 


The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with a return to live performance at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh on Friday 24 September at 7:30pm.

 


LIVE at 25 will feature music from across the orchestra’s lifespan and highlights the continuing emergence of jazz talent in Scotland. The award-winning young trombonists Anoushka Nanguy and Liam Shortall take their places as soloists and section players in a programme drawn from almost 100 years of jazz history as well as the classical and Scottish music traditions.

 


Nanguy, from Newton Mearns, won the Rising Star title at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2020 and Dumfries-born Shortall won the Best Band and Best Album prizes, with his group corto.alto, at the same awards. He also won the 2021 New Music Scotland Innovation in Jazz Award with the group. Both products of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s acclaimed jazz course, Nanguy and Shortall typify the zest and enthusiasm of the youthful Glasgow jazz scene that has attracted international interest.

 


“There are talented young jazz musicians materializing all over Scotland,” says SNJO founder-director, saxophonist Tommy Smith. “When the orchestra began, we wanted to showcase the high quality of Scottish jazz and having established a reputation as one of the world’s leading large-scale ensembles over the past twenty-five years, we want to reward ability and hard work among those young players by giving them a platform. It’s great to have their creativity and imagination, as well as their diligence, onstage with us.”

 


The LIVE at 25 concert programme includes music by leading jazz composers Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams and Neal Hefti and classical composer Leonard Bernstein. It also encompasses pieces by groups including Weather Report, Steps Ahead and Yellowjackets. Scottish elements, including an arrangement of Robert Burns’ My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose and an extract from Culloden Moor Suite, which the orchestra recorded with its composer, the late Glasgow-born saxophonist Bobby Wellins, also feature.

 


“We can’t wait to play together with an audience in the same room,” says Smith. “It’s been eighteen months since our previous live concert and although we’ve played online and recorded videos to keep in touch with everyone in the interim, nothing beats the physical thrill of performing with - and listening to - a big band in person.”

 

606 Jazz Club, Chelsea, London - listings for September 2021.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Laura Thorne of the 606 has forwarded details of the club's live and online programme for the month of September 2021. Fully detailed schedule attached.

Laura Thorne writes;


Hello all you connoisseurs of culture and lovers of live music – warm greetings from the 606 in Chelsea, known for presenting the best jazz, soul, Latin, groove, R&B & blues musicians in the UK bar none.  Please find attached a list of our September performances, with more information below.


As of this month, we are now open five nights per week Wednesday through Sunday for dinner and live music. We also are open for one Sunday lunch-Sunday 26th, an album launch of singer/songwriter Katriona Taylor’s ‘Blind Passion’ – and plan on adding more lunchtime performances in October.

 

With the government no longer mandating certain Covid-specific protocols we have modified some of our policies, but are maintaining additional space between tables as well as other measures which can be reviewed here: https://www.606club.co.uk/blog/covid-19-safety-protocols-july-2021/.


We are continuing to live stream the first set of our Saturday and Sunday shows. Our streams are some of the finest on the web.

 

https://www.606club.co.uk/events/
(for bookings in the Club) and


https://www.606club.co.uk/account/videos/live/
(streams).

 

606 CLUB SEPTEMBER 2021 EVENTS


Wed 1st 8:00pm        
DAVID GORDON TRIO
David is an assured and versatile pianist/composer with a repertoire that focuses on original compositions but also includes material as diverse as Venezuelan folk songs and East European dance tunes. Along with Oli Hayhurst-bass and Paul Cavaciuti-drums the trio’s project “Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band” was Mojo’s Jazz CD of the Year, reflecting their shows which are both interesting and fun.
“Gordon…a richly gifted player” Independent on Sunday;
“brilliant pianist” London Jazz News


Thu 2nd 8:00pm      
THE OG’s feat. PAUL BOOTH & PAUL STACEY
The OG’s are a new band featuring four of the finest musicians in the UK performing “modern jazz tinged with funk, latin and rock”. Multi-award-winning saxophonist Paul Booth’s fluent and melodic playing has been heard with the Eagles, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison & Steve Winwood. Guitarist Paul Stacey has worked with Noel Gallagher & the Black Crowes but is also a fabulous jazz guitarist to which his time with Claire Martin and Wayne Krantz attests. World-class bassist Laurence Cottle’s CV includes Stanley Jordan & Al Jarreau while drummer Jamie Murray is widely tipped as one of the most talented players of his generation.
“Stacey…brilliant” Concertlivewire;
“Booth…exceptional talent” Sunday Times


Fri 3rd 9:00pm        
MO PLEASURE BAND
One of the great multi-instrumentalists of his generation Morris “Mo” Pleasure has been at the forefront of US popular music for more than 30 years. He began his professional career with Ray Charles before moving to work with the likes of Natalie Cole, Dianne Reeves and Chaka Khan. In 1993, he became a member of the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire, becoming their musical director from 1994-2001. Mo then toured with Janet Jackson & is currently MD for Bette Midler. Tonight’s line-up features Jamie Michael Harris- Flute, Sax & EWI along with some very special guests…
“...Pleasure proves that jazz can still be made which is smooth yet textured…varied and interesting… Superb” Soul Express

 
   

Sat 4th 9:00pm      
GEORGINA JACKSON  
After acquiring what she describes as “a strange and somewhat unfashionable obsession with jazz and Big Bands at an early age” Georgina began life as a professional trumpet player before deciding that adding singing to her repertoire could be, well, fun. These days her excellent swing vocals can be heard with the likes of the BBC Big Band and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. Also appearing with Georgina’s quartet tonight will be Graham Harvey (Stacey Kent)-piano. Wonderful, swinging, straight-ahead jazz from one of the most talented singers on the scene.
“A talented trumpet player and singer with a sassy, vibrant style” All About Jazz


Sun 5th 8:00pm      
CLAIRE MARTIN’S BIRTHDAY GIG    
Described as “the outstanding voice of her generation”, Claire Martin OBE is a multi-award-winning, internationally acclaimed artist. Tonight, alongside pianist & arranger Nikki Iles, bassist Steve Watts & drummer Matt Home, Claire performs a show dedicated to two giants of jazz, legendary singer Tony Bennett and iconic pianist Bill Evans. And, it’s Claire’s Birthday so it promises to be a special night.
“Martin…among the…finest female jazz vocalists on the planet” Jazz Times;
“Iles…formidable” Guardian


Mon 6th       CLOSED    


Tue 7th       CLOSED    

 

Wed 8th 8:00pm      
DANIEL HIGHAM
Although just 20 years old trombonist Daniel Higham is already considered to be one of the finest musicians of his generation. A rising star in the true sense of the term his fluent, thoughtful and mature playing has already earned him work with high profile artists including Jamie Cullum, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and Kansas Smitty’s House Band. Appearing tonight with Joe Webb-piano, Miles Mindlin-guitar & Lorenzo Morabito-bass the quartet will focus on the Louis Armstrong canon plus selections from the American Songbook.
“a terrific player and definitely one to watch out for” Jazz Views


Thu 9th 8:00pm        
QUENTIN COLLINS
For well over a decade Quentin Collins has had an enviable reputation as a lyrical and melodic trumpet player with a powerful sound and approach. He includes the likes of Jeff Beck, Jason Rebello, Basement Jaxx, Omar, Prince and Roy Ayres on a lengthy and impressive cv, but these days is probably best known for his work with the internationally acclaimed Kyle Eastwood Band. Tonight he will be appearing with his All Star band featuring Andrew McCormack-piano, Laurence Cottle-bass and Jamie Lawrence-drums.
“England’s top…trumpet master…breathtaking” HMV Magazine

 

Fri 10th 9:00pm        
JAELEE SMALL  
A compelling and deeply soulful vocalist with an unrivalled energy in performance, Jaelee has been thrilling audiences across the capital and beyond for some years. Balancing her solo career between the studio and live gigs she includes work with the likes of the The Cinematic Orchestra and ‘Funkshone’ on an impressive cv. Tonight, along with her band of 10 years standing Union Street, she will be performing some of her favourite Soul, Funk and Rare Groove tunes. As she says “expect songs from Aretha, Chaka Khan and some lesser-known nuggets I’ve pulled out from my collection”.
“…tonally delightful…vocalist Jaelee Small” BBC


Sat 11th 9:00pm      
**ALBUM LAUNCH** HARVEY/O’HIGGINS PROJECT
The Harvey/O’Higgins Project is the latest venture from two of the UK’s most prestigious jazz musicians, pianist Graham Harvey (Stacey Kent) and saxophonist Dave O’Higgins, featuring long-time collaborators Jeremy Brown-bass and Josh Morrison-drums. Rooted in the post-bop idiom the music, as described by Graham “embodies the aesthetic of harmonic integrity (‘making the changes’) coupled with rhythmic coherence (‘being in the pocket’)”. This evening they are launching their latest album “That’s the Way to Live”. Promises to be a swinging night!
“O’Higgins…exceptional…one of Britain’s finest musicians” Observer;
“Harvey…excellent” Jazzwise


Sun 12th 8:00pm        
SARAH GILLESPIE
Anglo-American songstress Sarah Gillespie is renowned for mixing elements of jazz, folk & Americana with streetwise poetic lyrics. In the last 10 years she has released 4 critically acclaimed albums and has toured extensively, performing at leading venues and festivals in the UK, Europe and the US. She has twice played live on BBC ‘Woman’s Hour’ to 10 million listeners and has been featured on the BBC’s ‘Start the Week’. A unique artist with a trenchant wit and powerful delivery, Sarah’s most recent album ‘Wishbones’ (2019) was awarded Album of the Year by the Arts Desk. With her 4-piece band and Special Guests.
“Haunting tunes and striking lyrics” The Independent;
“Like Dylan on amphetamines” The Financial Times


Mon 13th     CLOSED      


Tue 14th       CLOSED    


Wed 15th 8:00          
MATYAS GAYER feat. ALEX GARNETT-sax
London based Hungarian pianist Matyas Gayer, twice a Montreux Jazz Piano Competition finalist, is successfully forging his own impressively distinctive style and musical voice whilst still staying true to the swinging jazz piano tradition. A regular performer on the London and European jazz scenes tonight he will be appearing with his quartet featuring one of the UK’s finest saxophonists, Alex Garnett.
“Gayer…exquisite…a superb…soloist” All About Jazz


Thu 16th 8:00pm      
ALL FIRED UP                                                    
Put together by bass player Trevor Barry from the Strictly Come Dancing band, along with friend and studio vocalist Derek Green, this outfit was formed as a tribute to the great Maurice White and his iconic band Earth, Wind and Fire. The 14 amazing musicians they have assembled to do this includes between them work with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse, Kylie Minogue & Simply Red…you get the idea, they’re very good! The music is exclusively EW&F material and is played with an intensity and excitement that makes this ensemble much, much more than just a “tribute” band.


Fri 17th 9:00pm      
WAYNE HERNANDEZ  
Wayne Hernandez is one of those fantastic singers who has been using his considerable talents for many years to make others sound good. He includes work with Tina Turner, Kool and the Gang and Gorillaz and more recently the Kingdom Choir, who took the world by storm performing at the wedding of Harry and Meghan. He describes his music as “…a living fusion of music styles from the Black music scene”. A simply brilliant set of powerful groove music from an impressive band of hand-picked musicians that defines the word “soul”.
“...it was clear that Wayne had a very special talent, his voice, it was simply breathtaking” Livemusic.fm


Sat 18th 9:00pm      
MORNINGTON LOCKETT FEAT. HENRY LOWTHER
Saxophonist, composer and teacher Mornington Lockett first came to prominence with the Ronnie Scott Quintet in the 1990’s before releasing four critically acclaimed albums of his own, winning the 2002 British Jazz Award for Best Small Group. One of the UK’s great sax players Mornington’s Special Guest is trumpeter Henry Lowther, Over the last 50 years Henry has performed with the likes of John Dankworth, Keef Hartley (Woodstock,1969), Kenny Wheeler and Elton John.
“Lockett…one of the most complete masters of the instrument alive today.” The Observer;
“World class” Jazz Journal;
“Henry Lowther…smooth perfection” Guardian


Sun 19th 8:00pm      
CHARLIE WOOD - ALBUM PREVIEW
Born and raised in Memphis, USA, Charlie’s travels took him to New Orleans where a long-standing residency at King’s Palace followed. His distinctive vocals and impressive organ playing eventually led to him becoming the 136th recipient of a Brass Note on Beale Street, the Memphis equivalent of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now resident in the UK Charlie’s blend of Jazz and New Orleans “Groove” has won him many fans and notable performances, including the prestigious “Jazz Voice” at the Royal Festival Hall. An accomplished and award-winning singer/songwriter, tonight Charlie will be showcasing material from his soon-to-be-released latest record, “Privacy Policy”.
“Wood…brilliant” Jazz Times;
“…he’s got style!” JazzReview

 

Mon 20th     CLOSED    


Tue 21st       CLOSED    


Wed 22nd 8:00pm      
**ALBUM LAUNCH** HANNAH HORTON
Hannah Horton is a sophisticated and accomplished saxophonist who includes work with the likes of Amy Winehouse on an impressive cv. Her music is rooted in jazz, folk and funk and tonight she will be launching her brand new album ‘Inside Out’, which she describes as “a carefully curated selection of my own compositions alongside several iconic songs that I hold close to my heart. The result is an intriguing and diverse show that strikes the perfect balance between exciting new music and timeless classics”.
“wonderful…kept the audience captivated” St Peter’s Review


Thu 23rd 8:00pm        
DAN REINSTEIN
American born saxophonist Dan Reinstein first began playing at the old 606 Club when a medical student in the 1980’s. He returned to the US in the early 90s to become one of the world’s leading laser eye surgeons (he’s now Professor Reinstein). But he never stopped performing and when he returned to London it was great to hear his fluent, classic hard-bop, muscular sax playing again.
“…impressive hard-bop saxophonist” Time Out


Fri 24th 9:00pm      
SAMARA
“SAMARA” is a five-piece jazz/Latin group led by the 606 Club’s own “Guv’nor” Steve Rubie on sax and flute, and suffice it to say we all think the guys in the band are just great! Featuring singer Luna Cohen, considered to be one of the finest of the new Brazilian vocalists working in the UK, the music is an infectious blend of Brazilian Samba, Jazz and Latin, and everyone has a great time!
“Cracking Latin-jazz quintet…explores…Latin jazz classics in great rhythmic style” Time Out;
“Luna Cohen… has a seductive voice and natural talent” El Periodico (Spain)


Sat 25th 9:00pm BRANDON ALLEN
Expat Australian saxophonist Brandon Allen has made quite an impression on the scene since taking up residence in London. His wonderfully fluent and incisive sax playing has been heard with numerous high-profile artists including Eric Clapton, Jools Holland and the Kyle Eastwood Band. This evening, expect swinging jazz standards and a selection of choice hard bop/Groove originals, accompanied by a swinging and funky rhythm section from Brandon’s exciting new quartet featuring Luca Boscagin-guitar.
“Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today” Jazzwise;
“world class” Evening Standard


Sun 26th 1:30pm      
**ALBUM LAUNCH** KATRIONA TAYLOR  
A lovely singer/songwriter with a gentle and focused approach, Katriona’s soothing, sultry vocals have won her a myriad of admirers, not least George Benson who invited her to open his shows in Europe. This afternoon she will be launching her 5th album, “Blind Passion”, celebrating the music of blind artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jose Feliciano, Diane Schuur and Ray Charles. Also visually impaired herself, Katriona’s blend of jazz, Latin & soul is both inspiring and uplifting.
“sultry, smoky voice“ Jazzwise Magazine;
“wonderful…top-flight” London Jazz News

SUN 26th
8:00pm        
GWYNETH HERBERT
A strikingly original performer and composer, Gwyneth Herbert has been hailed as one the most imaginative and idiosyncratic artists of her generation. And not content with being one of the finest singer/songwriters in the country (really) she has also produced major commissions for the likes of London Sinfonietta and Snape Maltings as well as conducting her own film score at the BFI. Tonight, accompanied by Al Cherry-guitar and Sam Burgess-bass she will not only be singing but playing as she says “everything but the kitchen sink….and possibly the kitchen sink!”.  Quite brilliant.
“One of the country’s most exciting talents” Sunday Times;
“…remarkably gifted” Guardian;
“Brilliantly original” MOJO


Mon 27th     CLOSED


Tue 28th       CLOSED


Wed 29th 8:00pm      
**ALBUM LAUNCH** BEN CROSLAND
With a series of wonderful albums already to his name, bass player, composer and arranger Ben Crosland returns to the Club to release his latest ‘Solway Stories’ dedicated to his late mother. Featuring an All-Star line-up including trumpet player Steve Waterman, the music is a set of highly crafted, melodic compositions inspired by Ben’s trip to Solway Firth which has been described as “quietly understated but deeply compelling” and “a celebration of…wide open spaces…optimistic, warm”. Album of the Week on Jazz FM it has also been featured on BBC Radio 3, BBC Scotland, Jazz London Live and Dublin City FM.
“rich in memorable melodies and the playing…resonant and inventive…delightful” Jazzwise


Thu 30th     8:00pm        
JULIAN SIEGEL
The internationally acclaimed Multi-Award-winning saxophonist/clarinettist and composer Julian Siegel can be heard tonight alongside some of the UK’s most distinctive and creative jazz voices. Featuring inspirational pianist Liam Noble, whose fluid touch and dazzling imagination perfectly complement Siegel’s music, the driving spark of drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Dave Whitford, this is unquestionably one of the UK’s most exciting and powerful quartets.
“…this band is surely among the best in Europe” Jazzwise

 


606 CLUB
90 LOTS ROAD,
LONDON, SW10 0QD

 

020 7352 5953

 

http://www.JAZZ@606club.co.uk


http://www.606club.co.uk

 

https://www.606club.co.uk/account/videos/live


**Saturday/Sunday Shows Also Streamed on our Online Platform 606 Online**
For more information & to book your table visit http://www.606club.com

 

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 22/08/2021.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 22/08/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

 


Radio Playlist

 


Available now on http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz and at http://www.listen.camp


Bévort 3
On Fire
On Fire
self


Terreni Kappa
Bella Lugosi
Pequod
Dodicilune


Jan Lundgren
Glaedjens Blomster + Schubertauste
Into the Night
ACT


PS5
Amigdala
Unconcious Collective
Hyperjazz


Bram Weijters’ Crazy Men
Nineteen seventy fourths
The Return
Sdban Ultra


L’effet vapeur
Joelle Hunter
Ring
ARFI


Dominique Pifarély
Grille de parole
Suite : Anabasis
jazzdor


Xenya
Little Green
Xenya
Gleam Recorrds


Timo Lassy
Orlo
Trio
Wejazz

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;

 

At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://www.listen.camp/ Sundays 3pm onward

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

Forthcoming events at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

The Vortex has a number of live performances scheduled during August and September 2021. Details attached.

From the Vortex newsletter;


This Week’s News and Grooves from the Vortex Jazz Club


We have a change in the programme for Saturday. Instead of Little Weaver Bird we now have the quartet of Stone-Lonergan, Kitchman, Glaser and Scarzia.


MOPOMOSO LIVE returns for its monthly showcase of fine improv musicians with a return to the old format of one show kicking off at 2.30pm, this week featuring Steve Beresford, Charlotte Keeffe and Paul Jolly, Martin Vishnick with Rick Jensen and Petra Haller.


Mid-week look out for a new trio called Grounding with Daniel Kemshell (guitar), Harry Pearce (double bass) and Adam Merrell (drums). Founded by Adam Merrell the trio’s strong musical chemistry allows for expansive soundscapes. Also not to miss is a power trio with George Crowley (sax), Rob Luft (guitar) and Tim Giles (drums).


Finally, we’ve recently added: a trio with Steve Beresford, John Edwards and Mandhira De Saram; the Richard Fairhurst Trio;  the Phil Robson Organ Trio; and more. Do go to our website for more information.


Saturday 21 August
Stone-Lonergan/Kitchman/Glaser/Scarzia - Two shows


Sunday 22 August (afternoon)
MOPOMOSO Live


Wednesday 25 August
George Crowley, Rob Luft, Tim Giles - Two shows


Thursday 26 August
Adam Merrell’s Grounding - Two shows


Friday 27 August
Steve Beresford, Mandhira de Saram, John Edwards - Two shows


Thursday 9 September
Richard Fairhurst Trio _ Two shows


Wednesday 29 September
Phil Robson’s Organ Trio - Two shows

 

DOWNSTAIRS;

 

Saturday 21 August


13:00 - 19:00
A Standard Afternoon
Jazz standards from a rotating group of London-based singers and instrumentalists.
Open jam for the final set from 5pm – all welcome to join in. (Free)

 


19:00 - till Late
Improvisation Nights
Curated by London-based drummer Stefan Ancora. Live duo and trio sets.

 

Tuesday 24 August
20:00
Petra Haller & Meg Morley Duo:
Tap dance history from Vaudeville to film


The Vortex
11 Gillett Square
Dalston
London, N16 8AZ


http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk

 

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 15/08/2021.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 15/08/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

Radio Playlist

 

This week’s show is now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz


Matt Ridley
Yardeville
The Antidote
Ubuntu


Danny Keane
Addis + Igor
Roamin
MVKA


Tumi Árnason
Heimsslit
Hlýnun
Reykjavik Record Shop


Dan Nicholls
Fermentation
Mattering and Meaning
We Jazz Records


Roberto Gatto Quartet
Mad Bog
My Secret Place
Via Veneto Jazz


Edredon Sensible
Frcx Prout
Vloute Panthère
Les Productions du Vendredi


Sean Gibbs
Happy Hour
When Can I see You Again
Ubuntu


Adrián Moncada
Inhabitable Imagination
Inhabitable Imagination
Inhabitable Imagination

 

 

European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://www.listen.camp/ Sundays 3pm onward

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

 

Fringe Jazz Bristol, live events, September / October 2021.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Fringe Jazz will present a series of live performances during September and October 2021. Events take place at The Bristol Music Club, St. Paul's Road.

From the Fringe Jazz website; http://www.fringejazz.com/

LIVE JAZZ at
THE BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB
76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP


Bristol Music Club - Wednesdays 7pm

 

WE HAVE MOVED to a new larger venue - The BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB, 76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP.


FRINGE JAZZ is back for Autumn 2021 from Wednesday 22nd September at a new larger venue. Due to all the concerns caused by the Pandemic, we have decided to move the Wednesday night sessions to a bigger room providing more space and better ventilation for the audience. Our new gig room at The Bristol Music Club can comfortably seat over twice the number of people, has a larger stage and a very fine GRAND PIANO.


Located on the junction of Queens Road and St Paul’s Road you’ve probably walked or driven past many times and never noticed the unusual little Victorian building that has been the home of The Bristol Music Club for over a century or that inside there is a superbly intimate and characterful auditorium with excellent acoustics and licensed bar.


This year Fringe Jazz celebrates its 9th birthday, and we’d like to thank every audience member for the support that has helped make the club such a success, We look forward to welcoming all our friends, both old and new to our Autumn season of weekly gigs featuring the finest local, national and international jazz musicians including Iain Ballamy, Ian Shaw, Alan Barnes, Art Themen, Huw Warren, James Morton, Paul Dunmall, Dave Newton, John Pearce and many more.


To avoid disappointment it’s a good idea to plan ahead and buy an advance ticket.


ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE via this website click here .http://fringejazz.com/get-tickets.html
Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village.


Fringe Jazz at The Bristol Music Club in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop


REMEMBER – buy an Advance Ticket to avoid disappointment.
ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://fringejazz.com/get-tickets.html
Tickets are also available at the weekly gigs and at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4JG. Treblerock is open all day Mon - Sat.


To order tickets simply choose the gig you want to attend from the list below, payment is made using secure paypal payments.


THE BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB -  Fringe Jazz Events


22-09-2021
IAN SHAW / IAIN BALLAMY / JAMIE SAFIR
£ 20.00


29-09-2021
MOSCOW DRUG CLUB
£ 18.00


06-10-2021
ALAN BARNES & DAVE NEWTON
£ 18.00


13-10-2021
JAMES MORTON BAND
£ 18.00


20-10-2021
ART THEMEN QUARTET
£ 20.00

Miller Theatre “Live from Columbia” to stream Pop-Up Concerts from Arturo O’Farrill, Simone Dinnerstein and Yarn/Wire.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts is to stream a series of pop up concerts in September, October and November 2021. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


Miller Theatre “Live from Columbia” streams Pop-Up Concerts from Arturo O’Farrill (9/18), Simone Dinnerstein (10/12), Yarn/Wire (11/9)


“Those thirty minutes number among the most intense I’ve experienced as a listener…The close-up, multiple angle and high resolution shots of the performance gave
a view not even accessible to an audience member sitting in the front row.”
— Elizabeth Lyon in The Hudson Review

 

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts
announces
LIVE FROM COLUMBIA
Pop-Ups from Morningside Campus
Co-presented with Columbia School of the Arts

 

Miller Theatre continues its popular Pop-Up Concerts series, offering audiences a virtual front-row seat to three performances filmed on Columbia University’s Morningside campus.


Virtual • Free as always


Featuring performances by


Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Filmed from the Miller Theatre stage
Live Stream: Saturday, September 18 at 4pm


Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Filmed in Butler Library’s famous reading room
Video Premiere: Tuesday, October 12 at 7pm


Yarn/Wire
Filmed from the Miller Theatre stage
Video Premiere: Tuesday. November 9 at 7pm


Concerts in the Live from Columbia series are livestreamed or filmed live and premiered throughout the Fall 2021 season, with on-demand streaming available immediately after.
http://www.millertheatre.com/live-from-columbia

 

Miller Theatre will announce its full 2021-22 season later this fall.


From Melissa Smey, Executive Director Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre:
“I am thrilled to continue our Live from Columbia series with the School of the Arts, welcoming a global audience to incredible, free performances. This fall we celebrate Miller Theatre’s commitment to contemporary music, with two world premieres presented alongside important recent works. Viewers will enjoy an immersive, up-close perspective of beautifully filmed performances on the Morningside campus. I am especially excited to share one of Columbia’s most iconic reading rooms in Butler Library for a rare concert event.”

 

LIVE FROM COLUMBIA
Pop-Ups from Morningside Campus
Co-presented with Columbia School of the Arts


Miller invites the public to take a virtual front-row seat to performances by world-class musicians as part of its celebrated (and free) Pop-Up Concerts. In anticipation of the return of in-person programming, Miller shares rare, up-close access to concert experiences in unique Columbia settings, and highlights its commitment to contemporary music, including the long-awaited world premiere of Mundoagua, a new commission from the School of the Arts in honor of Columbia’s Year of Water.


In previous years of Pop-Up Concerts, audiences sat onstage and enjoyed a free drink during these hour-long weeknight concerts, and mingled with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show. This season’s iteration features a change in setting for the performers and the listeners, but still offers the same intimate opportunity to experience music—virtually.


Viewers can tune in to http://www.millertheatre.com/live-from-columbia to watch and learn more.


Live Stream: Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 4pm
Filmed from the Miller Theatre stage
Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
This fall, as campus life and society relaunch, art plays a leading role. Livestreamed from the Miller stage, located just inside the entry gates to the Morningside campus, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra perform an exciting program.
In 2019, Columbia University launched the Year of Water, an interdisciplinary investigation of water in all of its social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental complexities. As part of the initiative, the School of the Arts commissioned the composer, musician, and seven-time GRAMMY Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill to write a new work. Mundoagua receives its long-awaited world premiere, paired with another work by O’Farrill, Gulab Jamón, both performed by the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, “one of the best jazz orchestras in existence” (The New Yorker).
Program:
Arturo O’Farrill: Mundoagua (2020) world premiere, commissioned by Columbia University School of the Arts in honor of Columbia’s Year of Water
Arturo O’Farrill: Gulab Jamón (2019)
Commissioned by The Greene Space through the auspices of the J L Greene Foundation

 


Plus: A Special Lecture by Arturo O’Farrill
Tuesday, September 14
More info and Livestream at
https://lenfest.arts.columbia.edu/events/arturo-ofarrill-transposing-genres-fluidity-arts
Transposing Genres — Fluidity in the Arts
Introduced by Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts
Arturo O’Farrill, composer, pianist, and Professor of Global Jazz Studies at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music, will discuss several aspects of his music, including how a classically trained musician with an Irish-Mexican-Cuban-German heritage and a propensity toward the avant-garde became the poster boy for Afro Latin Jazz, as well as the creative process in his music, his influences, process, and his newest composition, Mundoagua.
Co-presented by the Arts Initiative; Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia Global Centers, Institute for Latin American Studies, The Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Miller Theatre, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, and the School of the Arts.

 

Video premiere: Tuesday, October 12 at 7pm
Filmed in Butler Library
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Presented in collaboration with Columbia University Libraries
Composer Richard Danielpour listened repeatedly to pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations over the pandemic in search of solace and peace. During that time he became inspired to write a new work for solo piano dedicated to the many individuals affected by this dark period. Dinnerstein performs An American Mosaic in the rare setting of one of Columbia’s most iconic reading rooms in the prestigious Butler Library.
Program:
Richard Danielpour: An American Mosaic (2020)
originally commissioned by Oregon Bach Festival

 

Video premiere: Tuesday, November 9 at 7pm
Filmed from the Miller Theatre stage
Yarn/Wire
Laura Barger and Julia Den Boer, piano
Russell Greenberg and Sae Hashimoto, percussion
The “fearless” (Time Out NY) percussion and piano quartet Yarn/Wire performs a pair of works written expressly for them. Thomas Meadowcroft’s Walkman Antiquarian, which juxtaposes music technologies to create an altogether unique sonic experience, is paired with the world premiere of Laminar Flow by the Italian composer and sound artist Zeno Baldi.
Program:
Thomas Meadowcroft: Walkman Antiquarian for grand piano, sampler, and two percussion (2013)
Zeno Baldi: Laminar Flow for piano and percussion quartet (2020-21), world premiere


About the Artists;

 

Arturo O’Farrill
Arturo O’Farrill (pianist, composer, and educator) was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. He received his formal musical education at the Manhattan School of Music and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. His professional career began with the Carla Bley Band and continued as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.
In 2007, O’Farrill founded the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the performance, education, and preservation of Afro Latin music. In December 2010, he traveled with the original Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Cuba, returning his father’s musicians to his homeland. He continues to travel to Cuba regularly as an informal cultural ambassador, working with Cuban musicians, dancers, and students, and bringing local musicians from Cuba to the U.S. and American musicians to Cuba.
Arturo O’Farrill has performed with orchestras and bands including his own Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and the Arturo O’Farrill Sextet, as well as other orchestras and intimate ensembles in the U.S., Europe, Russia, Australia, and South America. An avid supporter of all the arts, he has performed with Ballet Hispanico and the Malpaso Dance Company, for whom he has written three ballets. In addition, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company toured a ballet entitled “Open Door,” choreographed by Ron Brown to several of O’Farrill’s compositions and recordings. Ron Brown’s Evidence Dance Company has commissioned him to compose New Conversations, which premiered in the summer of 2018 at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA.
He has received commissions from Meet the Composer, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Philadelphia Music Project, The Apollo Theater, Symphony Space, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Young People’s Chorus of New York, Columbia University, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
O’Farrill’s well-reviewed and highly praised “Afro-Latin Jazz Suite” from the album CUBA: The Conversation Continues (Motéma) took the 2016 GRAMMY Award for Best Instrumental Composition and the 2016 Latin GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. His powerful “Three Revolutions” from the album Familia-Tribute to Chico and Bebo was the 2018 GRAMMY Award winner for Best Instrumental Composition. His most recent album Four Questions (ZOHO), which won the 2020 GRAMMY Award (his seventh) for Best Latin Jazz Album, is the first to embody all original compositions, including the title track, which features the brilliant orator Dr. Cornel West.

Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
The GRAMMY Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO), led by Arturo O’Farrill, brings together big band jazz, Latin music, and eighteen of the world’s most accomplished solo musicians. Eighteen years of critically acclaimed performances internationally have firmly established the ALJO as the standard-bearer for creative interpretation of Latin jazz greats such as Tito Puente, Frank “Machito” Grillo, and Chico O’Farrill, as well as the driving force behind new commissions from Latin music’s most talented composers and arrangers.
The ALJO has performed at Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Boston Symphony Hall, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, The Newport Festival, Litchfield Jazz Festival (Kent, CT), Joyce Theater (New York) and Mahalia Jackson Theater (New Orleans, GA), with Ballet Hispánico, Rialto Center for the Performing Arts (Atlanta, GA), Megaron Concert Hall (Athens, Greece), and the Taichung Jazz Festival (Taiwan), among numerous other venues around the world. The ALJO has commissioned and performed new compositions and big band arrangements by Antonio Sánchez, Miguel Zenón, Dafnis Prieto, Guillermo Klein, Pablo Mayor, Michele Rosewoman, Emilio Solla, Papo Vázquez, Vijay Iyer, as well as O’Farrill, and many others.


Simone Dinnerstein
American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is known as “an artist of strikingly original ideas and irrefutable integrity” (The Washington Post). Her self-produced recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations in 2007 brought her considerable attention, with The New York Times calling her “a unique voice in the forest of Bach interpretation.” She has made twelve albums, all of which topped the Billboard classical charts, with repertoire ranging from Beethoven to Ravel. Her most recent album is An American Mosaic (2021) featuring music by Richard Danielpour.
The New York-based pianist’s schedule has taken her around the world, playing with orchestras ranging from the New York Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra to the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Rai, and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, which she brought from Cuba to tour the United States for the very first time. She has also played in venues from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to the Berlin Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Seoul Arts Center, and the Sydney Opera House. Performance highlights include Piano Concerto No. 3, a composition by Philip Glass for her that was co-commissioned by twelve American and Canadian orchestras; New Work for Goldberg Variations, a collaboration with choreographer Pam Tanowitz; and the premiere of André Previn and Tom Stoppard’s Penelope at the Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Aspen music festivals, working with Renée Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet. Most recently, she created her own string ensemble, Baroklyn, which she directs from the keyboard. Their performance of Bach’s cantata Ich Habe Genug in March 2020 filmed live at Miller Theatre and streamed to audiences was the last concert she gave before New York City shut down.
Dedicated to her community in Brooklyn, Dinnerstein founded Neighborhood Classics in 2009, a concert series that raises funds for music education programs in New York City schools, and Bachpacking, a music program for elementary schools. A graduate of The Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, Dinnerstein is on the faculty of the Mannes School of Music.


Yarn/Wire
Yarn/Wire is a New York-based percussion and piano quartet (Sae Hashimoto and Russell Greenberg, percussion; Laura Barger and Ning Yu, piano) dedicated to the promotion of creative, experimental new music. Pianist Julia Den Boer will join as guest artist for the 2021-2022 season. Described by The Brooklyn Rail as “fascinating and exciting, with playing that is precise and full of purpose,” the ensemble is admired globally for the energy and precision it brings to performances of today’s most adventurous compositions. Founded in 2005, the ensemble seeks to expand the representation of composers so that it might begin to better reflect our communities and experience new creative potential.
Yarn/Wire appears internationally at prominent festivals and venues including the Lincoln Center Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, Rainy Days Festival (Luxembourg), Ultima Festival (Norway), Transit Festival (Belgium), Dublin SoundLab, Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles), Contempuls Festival (Prague), Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York’s Miller Theatre at Columbia University, River-to-River Festival, La MaMa Theatre, Festival of New American Music, and London’s Barbican Centre. Their numerous commissions include works from composers such as Enno Poppe, Michael Gordon, George Lewis, Ann Cleare, Raphaël Cendo, Peter Evans, Alex Mincek, Thomas Meadowcroft, Misato Mochizuki, Tristan Murail, Sam Pluta, Tyondai Braxton, Kate Soper, and Øyvind Torvund. The ensemble enjoys collaborations with genre-bending artists such as Tristan Perich, Ben Vida, Mark Fell, Sufjan Stevens, and Pete Swanson.
Through the Yarn/Wire International Institute and Festival and other educational residencies and outreach programs, Yarn/Wire works to promote not only the present but also the future of new music in the United States. Their ongoing commissioning series, Yarn/Wire/Currents, serves as an incubator for new experimental music.
Yarn/Wire has recorded for the WERGO, Northern Spy, Distributed Objects, Black Truffle, Populist, and Carrier record labels in addition to maintaining their own imprint.

 

Columbia University School of the Arts
http://www.arts.columbia.edu
Columbia University School of the Arts awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing, and the Master of Arts degree in Film and Media Studies; it also offers an interdisciplinary program in Sound Art. The School is a thriving, diverse community of talented, visionary, and committed artists from around the world and a faculty comprised of acclaimed and internationally renowned artists, film and theatre directors, writers of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, playwrights, producers, critics, and scholars. In 2015, the School marked the 50th Anniversary of its founding. In 2017, the School opened the Lenfest Center for the Arts, a multi-arts venue designed as a hub for the presentation and creation of art across disciplines on the University’s new Manhattanville campus.

 

Columbia University Libraries
http://www.library.columbia.edu
Columbia University Libraries is a top-tier academic research library, serving one of the world’s most important centers of research and learning. The Libraries build, sustain, and make discoverable collections that transcend traditional boundaries of format and domain, keeping pace with a dynamic and rapidly evolving information environment and creating unique opportunities for users to encounter global thought. As vital partners in the University’s research and learning ecosystem, the Libraries connects users with rich and distinctive collections, fosters meaningful learning experiences, and provides innovative research support for a large, diverse user population.

 

Miller Theatre
http://www.millertheatre.com
Miller Theatre at Columbia University is the leading presenter of new music in New York City and one of the most vital forces nationwide for innovative programming. In partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts, Miller is dedicated to producing and presenting unique events, with a focus on contemporary and early music, jazz, opera, and multimedia performances. Founded in 1988, Miller Theatre has helped launch the careers of myriad composers and ensembles over the years, serving as an incubator for emerging artists and a champion of those not yet well known in the United States. A four-time recipient of the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming, Miller Theatre continues to meet the high expectations set forth by its founders—to present innovative programs, support the development of new work, and connect creative artists with adventurous audiences.


Miller Theatre ‘s 2021-22 season is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

 

Brigitte Beraha - latest newsletter, August 2021.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Vocalist Brigitte Beraha has forwarded her latest newsletter including details of forthcoming live performances during August and September 2021.

Brigitte Beraha writes;

 

Dear All,


I hope you are having a good summer!


It was a lovely surprise to hear that I had been nominated in the Best Vocalist category at this year’s Parliamentary Jazz Awards alongside the great Claire Martin and Georgia Mancio who deservedly won the title, well overdue after her 5th nomination! Thanks so much to those of you who took the time to vote for me.


Musically, it’s been quite productive with the completion of my solo project which I can’t wait to share with you. I am also extremely excited about my 2nd ‘Lucid Dreamers’ album featuring the amazing Alcyona Mick, George Crowley and Tim Giles: recorded last June, it is now being mixed and sounding very lush. If you still haven’t heard our first album ‘Lucid Dreamers’, you can have a listen here! https://brigitteberaha.bandcamp.com/album/lucid-dreamers


In other news, it is so great to be able to see and play gigs again. I have a few coming up with different ensembles - there is really something for everyone, so hope to see you at one of these!


Scroll down or visit my website for more info.
https://www.brigitteberaha.com/


Enjoy the rest of August et à très bientôt!


Much Love,
Brigitte xx

 

COMING UP IN AUGUST / SEPTEMBER


-Monday 23rd August: NQ Jazz with Andre Canniere band, Manchester.


-Wednesday 8th September: Alati @Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich


-Thursday 9th September: @ Karamel Club with Stuart Hall, Paul Clarvis & Alcyona Mick, Wood Green, London


-Saturday 18th September: Orenda @The Bear, Luton


-Sunday 26th September 1:30PM: Babelfish @ Pizza Express Dean Street, London


-Tuesday 28th September: Solstice Album Launch @ Pizza Express, London


QUOTES;


“One of the most creative vocalists on the UK scene.”
BBC Radio 3


“An exceptional recording”
Peter Quinn, Jazzwise

 

Daylight Music, ” Hi, How Have You Been?”,  Autumn Season 2021.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Daylight Music will return in September 2021 with a total of eight events taking place at three different London venues. Autumn schedule attached.

We have received the following information;


Daylight Music: Hi, How Have You Been?

 

Hi, How Have You Been? Autumn 2021


‘The world needs this’ - Jon


Let’s quickly rewind to last year. As the rest of the live music scene in London, we were forced to pause our series abruptly on 14 March 2020. Thanks to some overwhelming support from our community of supporters we crowdfunded enough money to present a new season.


With over eight shows beginning in September we return with some of those artists and organisations we’ve come to cherish over the last decade and of course with many new exciting, dazzling and exceptional talents we’d like to show off as part of our expedition into new music this Autumn.


“Daylight Music is an oasis of artistic quality, integrity and generosity for musicians and music lovers alike. We all need it in our lives, now more than ever.” - Angele


We’re excited to be a London-wide series now with three London ‘homes’ to explore together - beautiful, inspiring and most importantly welcoming spaces:  St John at Bethnal Green (Central), St John’s at Leytonstone (East), Grand Junction (West).


“It’s one of my favourite things to do on a weekend in London!” - Annikki


There are some changes and minor adjustments as we slowly emerge together from lockdown. Firstly, we are working with smaller capacity, yet spacious venues and secondly, and we are moving to a cashless event.


Bearing that in mind we strongly recommend reserving your place or pew in advance (various pricing options available). Not only will this allow for quick guaranteed entry on the day, but it will help support the return of Daylight this Autumn and help continue the series long into the future.


‘Here’s looking forward to Daylight Music providing some much needed sunshine in our lives this autumn’ - Gareth


Pay-What-You-Can entry (£10 suggestion) will continue on the door, subject to availability. More on the changes and challenges of bringing back the series here..
http://daylightmusic.co.uk/autumn2021.html


As always with this series we endeavour to make our audience feel as safe, comfortable and welcome as we possibly can. See you soon!


11 September: Hi, How Have You Been? with Run Logan Run, WSR Redux, Charlotte Keeffe with Matthew Bourne - St John on Bethnal Green


25 September: Metamorphosis and Transmutation with Elliot Galvin, Yshani Perinpanayagam + Kerry Yong - St John on Leytonstone


16 October: Searching for a Sense of Belonging with Ell Kendall, Maria Grapsa + tbc - Grand Junction, Paddington


30 October: A Lost Year with Késia Decoté & Charlotte Botterill, Plumm & Marysia Osu + School of Noise - St John’s Leytonstone


13 November: Terry Edwards presents A Near Jazz Experience - St John on Bethnal Green


20 November: Improvising and inventing, a 21st journey near jazz with Hackoustic - St John on Leytonstone


4 December: London Dreamtime presents Baba Yaga or Can Fairy Tales Be True? - Grand Junction, Paddington


11 December: Lost Christmas: Dude, Where’s My Card? with Pictish Trail, Molly Linen and Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business. - St John on Bethnal Green


Special Golden Virtual Season Ticket?
For those kind souls who would like to support us further, we have a special golden guestlist virtual season ticket available.


For further information and ticket links go to;
http://daylightmusic.co.uk/

Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse, Birmingham, live music programme for September 2021.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

From Sunday 5th Sept The Blues Are Back at The Botanical Gardens in Birmingham. Every Sunday, on the splendidly renovated bandstand Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse presents the best of blues from 2pm.

We have received the following press release;

HENRY’S BOTANICAL BLUESHOUSE IS BACK

From Sunday 5th September The Blues Are Back at The Botanical Gardens in Birmingham.


Every Sunday, on the splendidly renovated bandstand Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse presents the best of blues from 2pm to 4pm.


The featured bands will be:


SEPTEMBER 5TH - CHICKENBONE BLUES
Chickenbone John, ‘The Godfather of the Cigar Box Guitar’, has become a huge favourite with highly successful workshop/concerts demonstrating how to make and play 3-string cigar box guitars. John has been perfecting the art of creating guitars from cigar boxes, inspired by the thought that such great bluesmen as BB King and Lightnin’ Hopkins began with home-made instruments. In performance he is joined by his band, Chickenbone Blues in reviving the authentic sounds of early blues.

 

SEPTEMBER 12TH - BIG JIM & THE ALABAMA BOOGIE BOYS
Fronted by Big Jim Merris of the Red Lemons Blues Band, the Alabama Boogie Boys have become audience favourites at Henry’s Blueshouse, both at the Bulls Head and in the Botanical Gardens. Their mix of blues, boogie and rock and roll is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.


SEPTEMBER 19TH - THE NITECRAWLERS
Stalwarts of Henry’s Blueshouse and regulars at such blues festivals as Upton-on-Severn and Newcastle-under-Lyme, The Nitecrawlers aim to re-create the sheer enjoyment of the original R&B clubs of the 60s. With a lifetime of experience between them, the four band members have appeared with some of the biggest names in the music business – and now they concentrate on serving up archetypal hard-driving, foot-tapping Chicago blues – no-nonsense authentic blues.


SEPTEMBER 26TH - THE WHISKEY BROTHERS
The Whiskey Brothers featuring Richard Heath, on vocals and mandolin and Gerry Smith on piano, perform old style acoustic blues with songs from the great American blues tradition as well as their own material. They believe in playing the blues in a simple, authentic and entertaining way, mixing well known classics with lesser known gems. Between them they have performed at hundreds of festivals and venues throughout the UK and Europe and beyond.


For further information contact Jim Simpson at Big Bear Music on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 0121 454 7020 / 07940578568


Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Birmingham B15 3TR


https://www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk/

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 08/08/2021.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 08/08/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

Radio Playlist - first half favourites

 

This week’s show is a round-up of my personal favourite albums played so far this year.


Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima 4et
Bernardo
Zorro
Cam Jazz


Rêve d’Éléphant Orchestra’
Fureur Volatile
DanceDance
Igloo Records


Johan Lindström Septett
On the Asylum/The Prom
On the Asylum
Moserobie


Bedmakers
Part III
Tribute To An Imaginary Folk Band
Jazzdor


Paul Towndrow
The long recovery
Deepening the River
Keywork records


Marius Neset
Brighter Times
A new Dawn
ACT


Jeppe Zeeberg
Introductio+Cloth’d In Robes Of Blood&Gold
The full Experience
self


Jonas Cambien Trio
Mantis
Nature Hath painted the body
Clean Feed


De Beren Gieren
Animalcules
single
SdBan


Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra.
The Goose
Tales from the Jacquard
Whirlwind

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://www.listen.camp/ Sundays 3pm onward

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

 

Off The Rails Jazz Club, Richmond, London to launch on September 12th 2021.

Monday, August 09, 2021

Off The Rails, a new contemporary jazz club, will launch in Richmond, London on September 12th 2021. Events take place at One Kew Road, Richmond. Details attached.

From Peter Jones via Facebook;

There’s been no live music in Richmond for years, so we’re quite literally thrilled to announce Off The Rails, a new monthly jazz gig starting on Sunday 12th September. The opening night features the magnificent Lydian Collective. Check it out here: http://www.offtherailsclub.com.


From the Off The Rails Club website;


Off The Rails
every second Sunday in the month we present the finest in contemporary jazz upstairs at One Kew Road, Richmond.

 

EVENTS;


Sunday 12 September, 8.00 pm
Opening night with Lydian Collective
London-based instrumental jazz/fusion quartet Lydian Collective will be the first band to play at the new Off the Rails jazz night at One Kew Road, Richmond.
The band’s accessible melodies, accomplished musicianship, hypnotic rhythms and uplifting vibe has been drawing in audiences from around the world.
Following the success of their first album ‘Adventure’ in 2018, they will be releasing their second this Autumn.
Lydian Collective are: Aaron Wheeler (keys), Ida Hollis (bass), Todd Baker (guitar) and Sophie Alloway (drums).
Booking   https://www.wegottickets.com/event/521223

 


Sunday 26 September
HIGH TIDE FESTIVAL 1.00-7.00pm
Off the Rails presents five top UK acts on the jazz stage at this year’s free High Tide Festival on the banks of the Thames, Twickenham.
Topping the bill is BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020, pianist Deschanel Gordon with his quartet. Also appearing: thrilling sextet Hexagonal, multi award-winning saxophonist Binker Golding with his quintet, feel-good vibemeisters Wild Card and exciting newcomers Vertaal.
The jazz stage is located in Diamond Jubilee Gardens, The Embankment, Twickenham TW1 3DX.

 

Sunday 10 October, 8.00 pm
Rosie Frater-Taylor Quartet
21-year-old Rosie Frater-Taylor released her self-produced debut album ‘On My Mind’ in 2018. This unique collection of songs garnered praise from BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, who called it “genuinely exceptional”, while BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy described it as “complex, jazzy, smooth, delicate”, singer-songwriter Becca Stevens considered it “badass”, and Jazzwise magazine declared Rosie to be “one to watch”.
In June Rosie released her second album ‘Bloom’ which saw her collaborate with Snowpoet’s Chris Hyson on two songs. Rosie blends adventurous songwriting with a whimsical pop sensibility, multi-layered acoustic soundscapes and virtuoso guitar skills.
Booking https://www.wegottickets.com/event/521227

 

8.00pm
Sunday 14 November
Tara Minton Quartet
Virtuoso jazz harpist and singer Tara Minton has lived in London for the last ten years, during which time she has worked with Björk, Miranda Mulholland, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Tom Walker, SuRie, Tony Kofi, Paul Lee and many more. She has also recorded two albums, the latest of which is ‘Please Do Not Ignore The Mermaid’. A jazz record with a fluid ECM sound, it’s a work which illustrates just how far Tara has travelled from her formative years in Melbourne.
Booking https://www.wegottickets.com/event/52

 

8:00pm
Sunday 12 December
Binker Golding Quartet
Saxophonist supreme Binker Golding is also an accomplished composer. He is best known for his work with Moses Boyd in Binker and Moses,as well as with Elliot Galvin, Zara McFarlane and his own quartet. His most recent album ‘Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers’ features Joe Armon-Jones, Daniel Kasimir and Sam Jones and has been met with great critical acclaim. It was also nominated for Album of the Year in the Jazz FM awards. He was named jazz instrumentalist of the year in the 2020 Jazz FM awards.
Booking https://www.wegottickets.com/event/521235

 

Off the Rails,
One Kew Road,
1 KEW ROAD,
RICHMOND
LONDON
TW9 2NQ

Jazz Road Tour - Kristina Koller Presents Cole Porter Re-Imagined, US Tour September 2021.

Friday, August 06, 2021

Jazz artist Kristina Koller will be premiering music from her latest music project ‘Cole Porter Re-Imagined’ in a four city Midwest tour in September 2021. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


Jazz Road Tour - Kristina Koller Presents Cole Porter Re-Imagined


With the support of a Jazz Road Tour grant from the South Arts organization, jazz artist Kristina Koller will be premiering music from her latest music project ‘Cole Porter Re-Imagined’ in a 4 city Midwest tour in September.


The kickoff tour will be followed by more shows in the Fall, an album release of the music in 2022 and a subsequent group of shows next year. Koller will be presenting her unique musical arrangements of one of her all time favorite Great American Songbook composers, Cole Porter. Ranging from his well known compositions such as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Just One of Those Things” to a repertoire of never recorded tunes, Porter was known for his bold choices. What better way to honour his boldness with arrangements that bring out the music in a new, contemporary way.

 

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE


Sept 16th - ArtsConnect (Cincinnati, OH)
Sept 17th - Merrimans’ Playhouse (South Bend, IN)
Sept 18th - Dogwood Center for the Arts (Fremont, MI)
Sept 19th - Fulton Street Collective (Chicago, IL)

 

“Behold the arrival of a great new talent.”-  All About Jazz


“It’s clear she’s off to a great start being a nu diva for nu times.” -  Midwest Record

 

http://www.kristinakoller.net


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wicv_JAQZuQ

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 01/08/2021.

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 01/08/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist

 

My latest show is now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz and at http://www.listen.camp

 

WiFiCaBel
Floo Floo Flower
Unplugged
CAMjazz


James Mainwaring
Year of the Snake
Mycorrhiza
Discus


Benjamin Croft
Overture + St Gandalf
Far and Distant Things
Ubuntu


Optimystik Visionaries
Optimistic vision return
Return
self


Anders Helmerson
Ritual iDance
The Return
self


Giovanni Guidi
Revolucion
Ojos de Gato
CAM Jazz


Xhosa Cole
Blues Connotation
K(no)w Them, K(no)w Us
Stoney Lane


Rob Koral
Hold Tight
Wild Hearts
RKUK


Sloth in the City
Mother’s Prayer
Remember Music (EP)
self

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://www.listen.camp/ Sundays 3pm onward

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ


Newsflash: Those of you who are artists, or from record labels, are now invited to join the “Jazz Radio Presenters” Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2161151567303495  where you can find over 70 presenters of jazz on radio or the internet.  You will be able to post information about new releases to all 70, or to contact them individually - but please read the rules of the group before joining.


Peter

New jazz from New Zealand.

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Three musicians whose new albums were launched at the recent Wellington Jazz Festival have combined to promote their own music in Europe while championing the current strengths of the New Zealand jazz

Publicist Rob Adams has forwarded the following press release;

 

Wellington comes to Europe


Braxton disciple’s latest among new releases from New Zealand


Three musicians whose new albums were launched at the recent Wellington Jazz Festival have combined to promote their own music in Europe while championing the current strengths of the New Zealand jazz scene.


Pianist Ben Wilcock, who releases The River Tethys on August 13th, and saxophonists Jasmine Lovell-Smith & Jake Baxendale, whose Sanctuary follows on August 20th, have already received praise for their new recordings in the birthplace of Count Basie, Kansas City, Missouri. Radio presenter Joe Dimino, of KC’s Neon Jazz, interviewed Wilcock and Baxendale at length after being impressed by Wilcock’s sci-fi inspired album and Baxendale & Lovell-Smith’s debut as co-leaders of their eleven-piece ensemble.


“It was great to receive an endorsement of our music from somewhere with such strong historical links to jazz,” says Baxendale, whose other group, The Jac won the Best Jazz Artist title at this year’s Aotearoa [New Zealand] Music Awards. “It’s always good to win awards at home but to be recognised internationally is a particular boost and lets us see that we are creating music that can travel.”


New Zealand has produced a number of well-regarded jazz musicians in the past, among them pianists Mike Nock, Dave MacRae and Alan Broadbent. Mike Nock, who has recorded for ECM Records, lived and worked in New York for many years. Dave MacRae toured with Buddy Rich before becoming established on the European scene with Ian Carr’s Nucleus, and Alan Broadbent is now a Grammy-winning arranger and composer. Jasmine Lovell-Smith herself studied and played with saxophone master Anthony Braxton while living in the U.S. a few years ago


“Having such examples definitely helps in giving musicians something to strive for,” says Baxendale, whose own CV includes two years in Germany where he played with the Berlin Big Band and composition studies with trumpeter Dave Douglas in New York. “It’s also significant that musicians like Ben and Jasmine have worked abroad – Ben in London; Jasmine in Mexico as well as New York and Connecticut – and brought the experience they’ve gained back to New Zealand to share with the next generation of players they’ve taught at the New Zealand School of Music.”


Wilcock, Baxendale and Lovell-Smith, whose compositions and arrangements on Sanctuary have been likened by reviewers to Vince Mendoza and Maria Schneider’s work, are keen to highlight other recent releases from New Zealand that are making waves at home and are deserving of international attention.


Saxophonist Lucien Johnson’s Wax///Wane earned him the Best Jazz Composer title at the APRA AMCOS Awards 2021. Cory Champion, who played drums on Johnson’s album, has a recording with his own group, Clear Path Ensemble, and pianist Jonathan Crayford’s Dark Light and saxophonist Nathan Haines’ The Poet’s Embrace are others to look out for.


“We’d all love to be touring our music to Europe or welcoming visitors to Wellington Jazz Festival next year,” says Baxendale. “It’s uncertain if that’s going to be possible but if people can make it to New Zealand, they’ll hear a lot of good homegrown jazz.”

NJPAC Adds More Shows to 2021 Line-Up Including Maria Schneider, Buster Williams, Lillias White, and more.

Monday, August 02, 2021

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has added more events to its Autumn programme. Updated press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


NJPAC Adds More Jazz Shows to 2021 Line-Up Including Maria Schneider Orchestra, Buster Williams, Lillias White, and More
sponsored by TD Bank


An Evening with Gregory Porter (Sep 24)


“Salsa Meets Jazz” Starring Tito Nieves, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra (Sep 25)


Boney James (Oct 14)


Tierney Sutton + Ann Hampton Calloway (Oct 15)


Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers with Buster Williams (Nov 6)


Django Festival Allstars (Nov 6)


Pedro Giraudo + Nimbus Dance (Nov 6)


Chaka Khan with Special Guest Leela James (Nov 6)


Don Braden Septet (Nov 7)


New Jersey Premiere of Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited (Nov 11)


Chris Botti (Nov 12)


Lillias White (Nov 12)


Dianne Reeves and Artemis (Nov 13)


The WBGO Story: Bright Moments From Newark To The World (Nov 13)


Dorthaan’s Place: Cyrus Chestnut (Nov 14)


10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (Nov 14)


Swingin’ at 96: Anat Cohen & The Newport All-Stars Salute George Wein (Nov 20)


Maria Schneider Orchestra (Nov 21)


Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas Live in Concert (Dec 9)


The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is welcoming live, in-person jazz back to its stage throughout 2021 beginning with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter (Sep 24). The TD Jazz Series continues in the Fall with “Salsa Meets Jazz” (Sep 25), saxophonist Boney James (Oct 14), and vocal powerhouse duo Tierney Sutton and Ann Hampton Calloway (Oct 15). Celebrating its 10th anniversary is the annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival showcasing an all-star lineup of the country’s best musicians, held Nov 5-21, including the award-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra, and the New Jersey premiere of Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited. Below is a complete schedule, along with information about the programs. For everything else, visit http://www.njpac.org/jazz.

 

Where: NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey; a short walk from the Newark Penn Station stop by Newark-bound PATH Train or Amtrak.

Tickets: $29 and up. To purchase, contact NJPAC at 1.888.GO.NJPAC/1.888.466.5722 or visit NJPAC.org/jazz.

Health + Safety Protocols: NJPAC regularly updates its COVID protocols and procedures based on CDC, federal, state, city, and other scientific data. At this time, masks are recommended, but not required. Visit http://www.njpac.org for the most updated guidelines.

Artists and schedules are subject to change

 

JAZZ @ NJPAC | Sponsored by TD Bank  

                         
Fri 09.24 @ 8:00 p.m. An Evening with Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter (vocals)
Grammy award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter returns! Hot on the heels of his revelatory 2020 album, All Rise, he’s helping NJPAC welcome jazz back with his distinctive bone-deep baritone. If you’ve missed live music, this is one earth-rumbling, bone-shaking performance you absolutely can’t miss. Gregory Porter swings with all the earthy warmth of Nat King Cole, the soulful spirit of Stevie Wonder, and the poet’s truth of Bill Withers. Come experience “one of the most amazing singing voices you’ll hear on planet earth” (The Guardian). Tickets: $53.75-$103.75

 

Sat 09.25 @ 8:00 p.m. “Salsa Meets Jazz”
Tito Nieves (vocals)
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
In the best tradition of the venerated “Salsa Meets Jazz,” this all-star lineup features three of the greatest attractions in all of contemporary Afro-Latin music: 10-time Grammy Award-winning, hard-swinging virtuoso pianist Eddie Palmieri and his Salsa Orchestra, Puerto Rico’s celebrated son and “Pavarotti of Salsa” singer Tito Nieves best known for his version of Pete Rodriguez’s 1967 classic “I Like It Like That,” and storied bandleader and keyboardist Arturo O’Farrill (son of legendary Cuban musician Chico O’Farrill and heir to a great musical legacy) and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra who are fresh off of a 2021 Grammy win for Best Latin Jazz Album for Four Questions (Zoho Music). Tickets: $29-$89

 

Thu 10.14 @ 7:30 p.m. Boney James
Boney James (saxophone)
It’s smooth. It’s sultry. It’s got just the right amount of swagger. That’s the music of four-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum saxophonist Boney James. In June 2020, he released his 17th album, Solid. Solid follows his smash 2017 release Honestly which became his 11th #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album. Over the years, his soul- and R&B-infused style of jazz has earned Boney James four RIAA gold albums, a Soul Train Award and two NAACP Image Award nominations. Billboard named him one of the Top Three Contemporary Jazz Artists Of The Decade along with Kenny G and Norah Jones.  “I love playing live, maybe more than I ever did,” says James. “A lot of guys get tired of the traveling but it’s still a joy for me every time I go out there and play.” Tickets: $59-$99

 

Fri 10.15 @ 7:30 p.m. Tierney Sutton & Ann Hampton Callaway – In Technicolor
Tierney Sutton (vocals)
Ann Hampton Callaway (vocals)
Jazz queens Tierney Sutton and Ann Hampton Callaway join forces for the first time with a tribute to famous film music. Tierney (“a serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level” – The New York Times) and Callaway (“one of the best equipped jazz vocalists swinging today” – Chicago Tribune) will perform solos, duets and exciting new arrangements of songs you’re sure to remember from movies both classic and contemporary including, but not limited to: “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” “Blue Skies,” “As Time Goes By,” and “Windmills of Your Mind.” Tickets: $59-$69

 


Fri 11.05 @ 6:00 p.m. + 8:30 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Django Festival Allstars
Samson Schmitt (guitar)
Ludovic Beier (accordion)
Pierre Blanchard (violin)
DouDou Cuillerier (guitar)
Antonio Licusati (bass)
Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “the greatest jazz show in town,” the Django Festival Allstars brings their unique, high-energy performance to NJPAC. This internationally renowned group brings the music of one of the greatest guitar players of all time, the legendary Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style became known as “hot jazz” and it continues to grow in popularity throughout the world…in great part to the success of the Django Festival Allstars, who honor the traditions of this “gypsy jazz” adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions with stunning virtuosity. Tickets: $49

 

Sat 11.06 @ 6:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers: Buster Williams
Buster Williams (bass)
Co-presented by the Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers, NJPAC welcomes back master musician Buster Williams. A native of Camden, NJ, Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. At age 17, he was playing bass for the Gene Ammons/Sonny Stiff band; the long, long list of jazz giants with whom he’s performed and recorded since then includes Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, and Sarah Vaughan, just to name a few. His arrangements and compositions have been rec­orded by (among others) Roy Ayers, Roy Hargrove, Larry Coryell, Freddie Hubbard, Buck Hill, the Jazz Crusaders, Mary Lou Williams, and Herbie Hancock. His deep, resilient and inventive playing has made him the bassist of choice throughout the jazz world. “After working almost continuously for 30 years as a sideman,” says Buster Williams, “I decided it was time to take the plunge, step up to the front, play my music, and express my concept of a cohesive musical unit. I’ve served my apprenticeship under many great masters and feel that it’s my honor and privilege to carry on the lineage that makes this music such an artistically rich art form.” Tickets: FREE

 

Sat 11.06 @ 7:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Pedro Giraudo + Nimbus Dance
Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet:
Pedro Giraudo (bass, bandleader)
Nick Danielson (violin)
Rodolfo Zanetti (bandoneon)
Ahmed Alom (piano)
Based in Jersey City, N.J., the boundary-pushing, community-driven modern dance ensemble performs a special program as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival—including the world premiere of Raucous Caucus Tango, a collaboration with Latin Grammy Award-winning tango virtuoso Pedro Giraudo and his Tango Quartet. Giraudo is regarded as one of the most compelling tango artists today— an active cultural ambassador for the beautiful and passionate music of his native Argentina. This creative mash-up of bawdy storytelling, slapstick humor, and exquisite choreography pokes fun at our electoral process, set to the passionate, dramatic rhythms of Argentine tango. Tickets: $59

 

Sat. 11.06 @ 8:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Chaka Khan with Special Guest Leela James
Chaka Khan (vocals)
Leela James (vocals)
The reigning Queen of funk, soul, and R&B—and 10-time Grammy Award winner—Chaka Khan returns to NJPAC for what’s sure to be a classic concert, featuring such iconic hits as “I Feel for You,” “Through the Fire,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody” and others. “The influence of a vocal institution such as Chaka Khan never fades far from the minds of millions of fans… She makes each tune she touches a standout that is hard to resist, and even harder to forget.” (Soul Tracks) Leela James first burst onto the scene with her 2006 debut album A Change is Gonna Come, introducing audiences to her considerable vocal chops and garnering nominations for Outstanding New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist of 2008 at the Soul Train Music Awards. For Leela, it’s always been about the soul. So much so that she was nicknamed Baby Etta as a little girl growing up in Los Angeles. Along with Chaka Khan and Al Green, she counts Etta James among her vocal heroes and paid homage in 2012 by recording her album Loving You More…In the Spirit of Etta James. Leela’s influences run the gamut of vocalists from soul to funk, and jazz, and her interpretation of music touches on synesthetic. Tickets: $49-$119

 

Sun 11.07 @ 2:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: WBGO Children’s Concert:
Don Braden Septet
Don Braden (tenor sax, flute)
Septet (Line-up TBA)
Don Braden is known around the world as an exciting and interactive jazz soloist, a creative and prolific composer, a passionate and energetic educator and as a specialist at arranging and performing classic popular songs in the modern jazz style. Having spent years as the saxophonist with greats like Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard and Roy Haynes, he has developed a harmonic and rhythmic sophistication giving him a unique approach to improvising as well as composing and arranging. According to All About Jazz, he “creates accessible music built atop the pillars of wit, honesty, swing, and heart, and delivers music that alternately cooks, calms, struts, and soars.” No stranger to NJPAC, Braden served 15 years as the Music Director of its Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program. Tickets: FREE

 

Thu 11.11 @ 7:30 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: New Jersey Premiere of Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons
Christian McBride (bass, bandleader)
Sonia Sanchez (orator)
Willie Perdomo (orator)
John Murillo (orator)
Dion Graham (orator)
Christian McBride Big Band (line-up TBA)
Gospel choir (TBA)
NJPAC Jazz Advisor, bassist, composer, bandleader and Grammy Award winner Christian McBride has played everything from Monk to Funk. But this latest project is his most ambitious yet: The Movement Revisited, a full-length work for jazz orchestra, vocalists and orators, celebrating the great leaders of The Civil Rights Movement. The words—and the praises—of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama will be spoken and sung in this inspiring performance. Celebrating its New Jersey premiere, this all-encompassing work transcends the topical and the political and crosses into the realm of the spiritual, celebrating not just what it means to be Black in America but what it means to be human on this earth. Orators Sonia Sanchez, Willie Perdomo, John Murillo and Dion Graham will accompany the 18-piece Christian McBride Big Band, reading excerpts from The Movement Revisited. According to the Los Angeles Times, this is “a work that was admirable—to paraphrase Dr. King—for both the content of its music and the character of its message.”
Tickets: $29

 

Fri 11.12 @ 7:30 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Lillias White
Lillias White (vocals)
Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical, The Life) and Daytime Emmy Award winner (Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series, Sesame Street) Lillias White is world-renowned for her glorious voice and extraordinary ability to communicate the heart of a song.
According to The New York Times, she is a “one-of-a-kind performer who combines the sass of a classic blues mama with the skill of a Broadway star.” Her first solo studio album, Get Yourself Some Happy!, was released this past summer via Old Mill Recording. It is the culmination of a 30-year friendship and professional collaboration between White and her musical director-accompanist, Timothy Grephenreed (The Wiz), who passed away in 2020. “This recording, Get Yourself Some Happy!, is a labor of love put together by the late, great Timothy Graphenreed, Dr. Joshua Sherman, and myself,” said White. “It was a joy to create. The songs were handpicked and heartfelt—and we hope the album brings smiles to your faces. I want people to see you (with your earbuds in) smiling—and wonder what you’re listening to. I hope you go out and get yourself some happy!” Tickets: $50-$70

 

Fri 11.12 @ 8:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Chris Botti
Chris Botti (trumpet)
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Tickets: $29-$79    

 


Sat 11.13 @ 2:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: The WBGO Story:
Bright Moments From Newark to the World
“The WBGO Story: Bright Moments From Newark to the World” is a 55-minute award-winning documentary that tells the story of how WBGO 88.3 FM came to become a powerful cultural force that now reaches millions of Jazz listeners around the world. Released earlier this year, the film focuses on WBGO’s creation and features interviews and stories from people who helped launch the station, including its founder, Bob Ottenhoff, and its longtime special events and community relations coordinator Mrs. Dorthaan Kirk, an NEA Jazz master recipient and widow of Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Broadcasting for more than 40 years, WBGO is New Jersey’s first public radio station and a global cornerstone in the field of jazz. “It’s more than just music to jazz listeners,” says producer Chris Daniel, who grew up in Jamesburg, in Middlesex County. “I really just wanted to tell a good story about how people love the music and how they worked together to promote it.” Tickets: FREE

 

Sat 11.13 @ 8:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Dianne Reeves and Artemis
Dianne Reeves (vocals)
Artemis:
Renee Rosnes (piano)
Anat Cohen (clarinet)
Ingrid Jensen (trumpet)
Nicole Glover (saxophone)
Noriko Ueda (bass)
Allison Miller (drums)
Five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world, known for her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings. Among her many honors, she has received honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and the Juilliard School, and the NEA designated her a Jazz Master—the highest honor the United States bestows on jazz artists. Hailing from America, Canada, Israel, Chile and Japan, Artemis is an international, multi-generational all-star group featuring jazz musicians Renee Rosnes (lives in West Orange, NJ), Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, Nicole Glover, Noriko Ueda & Allison Miller. It recently won Best New Artist by Jazz Times 2020 Reader’s Poll and Mid-Size Ensemble of the Year 2020 by Jazz Journalists Association. “Each individual member of this supergroup is a bona fide jazz titan,” says the President of Blue Note Records, Don Was. With passion, power and sensitivity, they create unforgettable performances of high-wire interplay and pure joy. Tickets: $29-$79

 


Sun 11.14 @ 11:00 a.m. + 1:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Dorthaan’s Place: Cyrus Chestnut
Cyrus Chestnut (piano)
NJPAC continues Dorthaan’s Place, its popular Sunday jazz brunch series curated by Newark’s First Lady of Jazz, Dorthaan Kirk. The series made its debut during NJPAC’s 2012-13 season and has grown ever since.  “The finest in jazz is on the menu…anticipation runs high at Dorthaan’s Place, whether you’re there for the music, the food, the scene, Dorthaan, or all of the above.” (All About Jazz) This edition presents the piano stylings of Cyrus Chestnut, “the best jazz pianist of his generation” (Time). Taking a break from touring the world’s clubs, concert halls, and jazz festivals, he’ll stop by NICO Kitchen + Bar for a musical brunch that’s not to be missed. Learn why The New York Times calls Cyrus “a wildly imaginative improviser whose solos are free-associative delights, full of dark and swinging riffs, rumbling low notes, and splatters of upper register tickles.” There are two brunch seatings: 11:00 a.m. (music begins at 11:30a.m.) and 1:00 p.m. (music begins at 1:30 p.m.). Tickets: $45

 


Sun 11.14 @ 3:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
Christian McBride (host, special guest performer, bass)
Dianne Reeves (special guest performer, vocals
Renee Rosnes (judge)
Steve Williams (judge)
Jazzmeia Horn (judge)
John Pizzarelli (judge)
Sheila Jordan (judge)
The divine Sarah Vaughan—Newark’s greatest musical gift to the world—got her start as the winner of a talent contest. Now, NJPAC honors her legacy every year with the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. For this special 10th anniversary of “The SASSY Awards,” NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor Christian McBride will both co-host and perform as a guest artist alongside guest performer Dianne Reeves. This event offers outstanding jazz singers a one-of-a-kind platform for embarking on a career in the music business—and offers audience members a chance to discover the jazz stars of tomorrow. Gifted young contestants from around the world are evaluated on vocal quality, musicality, technique, performance, individuality, artistic interpretation, and ability to swing. The winner receives a $5,000 cash prize. Past winners include Cyrille Aimée, Jazzmeia Horn, Quiana Lynell, Laurin Talese, and more. Deadline for singers to enter is September 7, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information or to enter the competition, visit http://www.sarahvaughancompetition.com. Tickets: $39

 


Sat 11.20 @ 7:30 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Swingin’ at 96: Anat Cohen and the Newport All-Stars Salute George Wein
Anat Cohen (saxophone, clarinet)
Christian McBride (bass)
Kenny Barron (piano)
Randy Brecker (trumpet)
Lewis Nash (drums)
Lew Tabackin (flute, tenor sax)
Peter Washington (bass)
This year’s TD Moody Jazz Festival will end with a stellar musical line-up honoring pianist and bandleader George Wein, who founded the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954. He went on to found the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1970 and was honored in 2015 with a Grammy Trustees Award for his festival-production work. Wein will be lauded with an all-star celebration led by musical director/contemporary swing saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen. The Newport Jazz All-Star lineup will pay tribute to Wein’s 65+ years of great jazz concerts and 96 years of living. This evening is sure to be one of the most memorable nights in Wein’s long and storied career and the history of jazz at NJPAC. Wein, universally is regarded as the single most significant producer and impresario jazz has ever known. Tickets: $59

 

Sun 11.21 @ 3:00 + 7:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Maria Schneider Orchestra
The last time the Maria Schneider Orchestra performed in the tri-state was in November 2019 at New York City’s now defunct Jazz Standard. NJPAC is thrilled to welcome the ensemble back to the area which will surely be THE highlight of the jazz season. For the past quarter–century, beginning with her orchestra’s debut album Evanescence (1994), composer/conductor Maria Schneider has developed a deeply personal way of writing for her 17–member collective; like Duke Ellington, she has tailored her compositions to highlight the individually expressive voices of her soloists. In July 2018, Maria Schneider was awarded the highest honor in jazz, as a recipient of the 2019 Jazz Masters Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Maria and her orchestra are fresh off of winning two Grammy Awards, “Album of the Year” award from Grand Prix de L’Academie du Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association, and NPR Jazz Critics Poll, as well as a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize for their latest album, Data Lords. Tickets: $59

 


Thu 12.09 @ 7:30 p.m. Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas Live in Concert
Jane Lynch (host, vocals)
Kate Flannery (vocals)
Tim Davis (vocals)
The Tony Guerrero Quintet
Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress Jane Lynch (Glee, Hollywood Game Night, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) is getting into the holiday spirit. Joined by her friends Kate Flannery (best known for her portrayal of “Meredith the Drunk” on NBC’s The Office) and Tim Davis (vocal producer for Glee), this festive concert includes fresh takes on classic Christmas carols and new nostalgia-inspired tunes. The bandleader, Tony Guerrero, fuses clever jazz arrangements with tight vocal harmonies performed by the jazz group, The Tony Guerrero Quintet. The show’s eponymous album A Swingin’ Little Christmas hit Billboard’s Top 10 Adult Contemporary chart. Tickets: $69  

 

 

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About NJPAC
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

 

Annette Gregory releases video for new single “Lonely”.

Monday, August 02, 2021

Vocalist and jazz club organiser Annette Gregory has released a video for her new single "Lonely". View here.

“Lonely”, filmed at Kidderminster Town Hall, home of Kidderminster Jazz Club, co-ordinated by Annette Gregory.
https://youtu.be/qPWyqzsCG6w

 

Annette Gregory - vocals
John McKinley - guitar
Matheus Prado - double bass
Dan Wilby - drums

 


More information at;


website:https://www.annettegregory.info


https://twitter.com/annetteginfo


https://facebook.com/page/annettegregorymusic


https://www.instagram.com/annettegregory.offical

 

Jazz Divas Series at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London, Autumn 2021.

Friday, July 30, 2021

The JBGB Events Jazz Divas 2021 Series is an evening concert programme showcasing the very best of British Jazz Singers in intimate personal cabaret style concerts. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;

 

Jazz Divas 2021 Series @The Pheasantry,
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT
http://www.jbgbevents.com


The JBGB Events Jazz Divas 2021 Series is our fourth 8- evening concert programme showcasing the very best of British Jazz Singers in intimate personal cabaret style concerts.


We return to The Pheasantry, on London’s King’s Road in Chelsea and feature established award winning singers and outstanding accompanying musicians


Its a warm welcome to Liane Carroll, Sara Dowling, Georgia Mancio, Louise Marshall, Norma Winstone and Claire Martin.


Over 4 months September - December there are 9 weekend concerts where you can expect wonderful entertainment in the company of these brilliant Jazz Divas.


Liane Carroll September 3rd 6pm & 9pm
Tickets £25
Liane Carroll | Live Jazz Music & Great Food | PizzaExpress Live
Liane Carroll is one of the UK’s greatest singer/pianists, who with her infectious personality brings Entertainment with a capital “E” to this Jazz Divas 2021 Opening Night concert.
“One of the most stylistically flexible pianists around, with a marvellous, slightly husky singing voice” (The Observer).  “A powerful, soul-inflected performer with an Ella Fitzgerald-like improv athleticism and an emotional frankness on ballads” (The Guardian)
Her first four albums all enjoyed four-starred reviews, and, “Ballads” received ***** from Jazz Journal. “Seaside”, won CD of the year at the 2015 British Jazz awards.
A winner of the British Jazz and Parliamentary Jazz Awards she received the 2016 Gold Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
She is a regular performer in the great jazz music venues, including staring in previous Jazz Divas series; with Claire Martin in their Two’s Company concert at St John’s Smith Square in the EFG London Jazz Festivals and in summer Festival performances across the country

 

Sarah Dowling September 4th 8pm
Tickets £25
Sara Dowling – British Jazz Awards Best Singer - JBGB Events
For the second concert in the 2021 series we welcome the return of Sara Dowling and her trio. She is now recognised as one of the U.K’s leading jazz vocalists and awarded “Best Vocalist” in the 2019 British Jazz Awards. She has a compelling stage presence coupled with a distinctive voice that marks her out as a unique musical force
She is a regular performer at Ronnie Scotts and the 606 Club and enjoyed a sold out concert in our 2019 Jazz Divas Series at The Pheasantry singing the music of Judy Garland.
She is recognised for her interpretations of classic ballads, leaving audiences spell bound, as well as the energy and vigour with which she tackles the up tempo standards from the American Song Book.
Her distinctive voice owes much to her Irish father and Lebanese mother, surrounded by the records of her father’s jazz collection and the chant like voices of Lebanese singers. Sara’s album
From Shadows Into Light received a five star review from Jazz Journal.
She arrives at The Pheasantry with her outstanding trio of the in demand and much revered Ross Stanley– piano, Dario Di Lecce – double bass and regular British Jazz Awards Best Drummer Steve Brown.

 

Georgio Mancio with Kate Williams Trio October 3rd 8pm
Tickets £25
Georgia Mancio with Kate Williams Trio | Live Jazz Music & Great Food | PizzaExpress Live
It’s a welcome return to an established Jazz Diva, the Multi award-winning /nominated vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio,
She is one of Europe’s most respected, adventurous and multi-faceted artists. Her multi-lingual music references classic jazz and Latin alongside her own astonishing writing, always stamped with an unfailing emotional integrity, mark her as a unique jazz voice.
In March 2021, Georgia released her 8th album – Quiet Is The Star, and the second in partnership with Grammy-winning pianist/composer Alan Broadbent. Their first album, Songbook (2017), was launched at a sold out headline show at Ronnie Scott’s (“unequivocally, one of the gigs of the year” - Jazzwise) with subsequent performances across Europe and the US, including famed New York clubs Dizzy’s (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Kitano and Mezzrow.
Georgia’s previous release, Finding Home (2019), was co-produced with tonight’s pianist/composer Kate Williams and her acclaimed Four Plus Three ensemble with special guest classical guitarist John Williams. Critically lauded it won Best Album in 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
From 2010-2014 Georgia produced her now iconic ReVoice! Festival in association with the Pizza Express Jazz Club.
Since 2017 Georgia has produced 3 editions of her new series, Hang, showcasing her ever-evolving creativity as a curator and her collaborative kudos and versatility with several top artists.
Be spellbound by Georgia, with Alan Broadbent on piano, singing her delightful and evocative composition “That Time Of Year”
Joining Georgia for this Jazz Divas 2021 concert are the remarkable pianist Kate Williams, Conor Chaplin – double bass and on drums by Dave Ohm, voted best drum soloist in the London Jazz Festival series at The Other Palace.

 

Louise Clare Marshall October 2nd   8pm
Tickets £25 Louise Clare Marshall ‘Music of Sergio Mendez’ | Live Jazz Music & Great Food | PizzaExpress Live
Louise Clare Marshall, singing star of the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, after sold out concerts in the London Jazz Festival, makes her Jazz Divas debut in this Latin inspired concert.
Whether performing on tour with BBC’s Jools Holland or Roxy Music, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin’s American Songbook, Louise’s sonic skills span across genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Electronic, Classical or Gospel music. And all the while, her voice resonates, crackles, pops and burns as a phoenix rises from the flame.
In this Jazz Divas concert Louise gives voice to the producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist,
Sergio Mendes whose influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums.
One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he’s a three-time Grammy® Awards winner.
Currently a featured singer with Jools Holland, Louise has worked with David Gilmour, Beverley Knight, Michael Ball, Robbie Williams, Bryan Ferry, Ronnie Wood, Van Morrison, Madeline Bell, Steve Winwood to name but a few.
Louise’s band for their Jazz Divas concert are:
John Smith - Keyboards,
Adam Goldsmith - Guitar
Danny Marsden — Trumpet
Steve Pearce - Bass
Karl Vanden-Bossche - Percussion

 

Norma Winstone and Nikki Iles - Two concerts
A Time Remembered – The Music of Bill Evans
Saturday November 13th and Sunday November 14th @ 8pm
Tickets £25 Norma Winstone & Nikki Iles ‘A Time Remembered - The Music Of Bill Evans’ | Live Jazz Music & Great Food | PizzaExpress Live
Bill Evans was one of the most iconic ground-breaking pianists of the last century who pushed the boundaries of jazz piano playing to new levels. His intimate sound, combined with his advanced harmonic and rhythmic capabilities are still influencing musicians today.
Four UK jazz legends unite for this special tribute to the undoubted master of the modern jazz piano trio,
Bill Evans. This intimate evening in the company of true jazz greats with personal memories and anecdotes will feature originals from the group as well as some Evans originals that have now entered the jazz canon.
Norma Winstone pioneered the approach to wordless vocals in jazz, as well creating countless word-settings with Kenny Wheeler, Ralph Towner and John Taylor.
Stan Sulzmann’s highly personal, haunting but forward-looking style has won him many admirers and colleagues, including Gil Evans, Michael Brecker and Mike Gibbs.
Nikki Iles’ 25 years experience playing, composing and teaching have made her one of the finest modern jazz pianists in Europe and voted Best Pianist in the 2018 British Jazz Awards Her fluent and creative playing has been heard with the finest UK musicians, including Kenny Wheeler and Tina May.
Dave Green’s surefooted approach made him the bassist of choice for visiting artists such as Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster in the 60s. He remains in high demand today.
A stellar line-up in our Jazz Divas 2021 Series for The EFG London Jazz Festival at The Pheasantry

 

Claire Martin with David Newton December 10th and 11th @ 8pm
Tickets £35 Claire Martin with David Newton | Live Jazz Music & Great Food | PizzaExpress Live
Claire Martin and David Newton are the most awarded U.K. jazz musicians. They come together, to conclude our 2021 Jazz Divas series, with two evenings of compelling performances. Sit back and enjoy, not only their brilliant individual musical talents, but also their integrated duo skills, reacting and responding with improvised magic.
Claire Martin is an established tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards seven times along the way.
Claire has released 18 must have CD’s and performed all over the world with her trio and, worked extensively with the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett in an intimate cabaret duo setting in England and USA.
No stranger to The Pheasantry where she sold out in our 2019 Series, Claire opened the 2015 London Jazz Festival; sang in the 2016 Jazz Divas series; sold out Ronnie Scotts with her Swedish trio to wide acclaim and has performed “Just the Two of Us” concerts with Joe Stilgoe at St James Theatre and Pizza Express Jazz Club on Dean Street.
Awarded the OBE for her services to jazz.
Claire’s new album “Believin It” is a stunning showcase as this video taste proves.
“Our finest jazz singer” – Clive Davis, The Times
**** Claire is a Parliamentary Jazz Awards nominee Best Singer 2021 ****
David Newton is the UK’s most highly regarded and record breaking award winning jazz pianist – 16 times winner of the Best Pianist in the British Jazz Awards.
Whilst the most in demand accompanist for singers and instrumentalists alike, and the band member most often selected to appear with jazz greats, David is also his own soloist and creative master. He is not only able to swing with a hard driving left hand but also perform delightful heartfelt ballads vowing the most romantic feelings.
His solo recordings of “Tea for Two”, “Sweet Lorraine”, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”, “Have You Met Miss Jones” & “Stompin’ At The Savoy”, among many others, are already collectors items.


For all JBGB Events shows please visit http://www.jbgbevents.com

 

 

 

Upper East Harlem Block to be Co-Named After Iconic Art Kane Photograph ‘Harlem 1958’.

Friday, July 30, 2021

East 126th Street between 5th and Madison Avenues in East Harlem will be co-named ‘Art Kane Harlem 1958 Place’ in honour of photographer Art Kane and his iconic photograph "Harlem 1958".

Publicist Lydia Liebman writes;

I’m very excited to announce that on August 12th, East 126th Street between 5th and Madison Avenues in East Harlem will be co-named ‘Art Kane Harlem 1958 Place’ in an honour of photographer Art Kane and his iconic photograph “Harlem 1958” (also known as a “A Great Day In Harlem”).


On August 12th, 2021 which is exactly 63 yer since the original photo was taken, a commemorative celebration co-hosted by Uptown Grand Central and Jazzmobile will take place. Brief remarks will be delivered by Jonathan Kane, son of Art; Dean Schomburg, and Wayne Winborne. Prepared remarks from Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins will also be shared. There will be live music by Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet.


This historic street co-naming event will take place from 2pm to 4:00pm EDT on Thursday, August 12th. You can register for this free event here. The entrance will be on East 126th Street and Madison Avenue.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-kane-harlem-1958-place-street-co-naming-ceremony-tickets-165147543749


FULL PRESS RELEASE:


Upper East Harlem Block to be Co-Named After The Iconic Art Kane Photograph Harlem 1958


Street Co-Naming Ceremony to take place on August 12, 2021 in association with Uptown Grand Central and Jazzmobile on 63rd Anniversary of Original Photograph


Event Entrance on East 126th Street and Madison

 

Uptown Grand Central and Jazzmobile are thrilled to announce the August 12, 2021 celebration surrounding the commemorative street co-naming of East 126th street between 5th and Madison Avenues as ‘Art Kane Harlem 1958 Place.’ August 12th marks the 63rd anniversary of the gathering of 57 jazz luminaries in East Harlem for the shooting of the famed Art Kane photograph “Harlem 1958.” Known alternatively as “A Great Day In Harlem,” the iconic photograph has become one of the most celebrated images in American history, capturing the vitality of jazz in the late 1950s. Dedicated to the preservation and furtherance of the jazz artform and the greater East Harlem community,  the celebration of this historic street co-naming event will take place from 2:00pm to 4:00pm EDT on Thursday, August 12th. Register for this free event here. 


“Uptown is proud to honor the deep-rooted history of jazz here in Harlem, along with the visionary man who conceived and took this iconic photo more than 60 years ago,” shared Diane Collier, Chair of Uptown Grand Central. “Along with the Harlem/East Harlem residents, we are pleased to memorialize this wonderful event with a street sign on the block where it all happened.”


Supported by Manhattan Community Board 11 and local New York City Councilpersons, Uptown Grand Central’s memorializing of the historic event is part of the organization’s longer-term goal to create a network of stops that can become a cultural walking tour of northeast Harlem, with other locations including the National Black Theatre & Frederica Teer Square, Langston Hughes House and James Baldwin Place.


Remarks will be delivered by Jonathan Kane, son of Art Kane and author of the book Art Kane: Harlem 1958; Dean Schomburg,  Member of the Board of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and Wayne Winborne, Executive Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University/Newark. Prepared remarks by saxophonists Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins, the last remaining living subjects of the photograph will also be shared.


Presented by Jazzmobile, the afternoon will also feature a performance by jazz great Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Higgins is a renowned multi-reedist and for two decades has been a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He has toured and recorded with a who’s who of music icons including Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles; Higgins also played with two other legendary bands the Count Basie and the Lionel Hampoton Orchestras, among others. A Harlem favorite, he and his swinging band are known for their energetic, exciting and enthusiastic performances.


This historic street co-naming event will take place on August 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT at East 126th Street between Madison and Fifth. The entrance for guests is on East 126th Street and Madison Avenue.  Click here to register.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-kane-harlem-1958-place-street-co-naming-ceremony-tickets-165147543749


ABOUT ART KANE & “HARLEM 1958”
In August 1958, a budding photographer by the name of Arthur Kanofsky (Art Kane) conceptualized the notion of assembling the musicians of New York’s jazz community for a photo in front of an East Harlem brownstone. “I came up with the idea of getting as many musicians together in one place as we could. It would be sort of a graduation photo or class picture of all the jazz musicians. After I thought about it some more I decided they should get together in Harlem. After all, that’s where jazz started when it came to New York,” shared Kane in an interview. As a result of Kane’s efforts, 57 jazz musicians, including Mary Lou Williams, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie duly assembled at the unlikely hour of 10:00 am at 7 East 126th street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues. The photograph was published in Esquire Magazine in the January 1959 issue. In 2018, Wall of Sound published Art Kane: Harlem 1958 – a visual history of the iconic shoot, edited by Jonathan Kane and Guido Harari.


ABOUT UPTOWN GRAND CENTRAL
Uptown Grand Central is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming East 125th Street into a thriving corridor by delivering programs that put advocacy into action through collaborations with businesses, residents and neighborhood organizations across East Harlem. Since 2013, Uptown has strengthened the community via programs that include organizing and promoting local small businesses; creating the Positive Workforce Clean Team that provides street cleaning seven days per week; beautifying the commercial corridor with street art, seasonal plantings and holiday lights; adopting the space underneath the Metro-North tracks at 125th & Park as a community plaza that features a year-round farmers market; and sponsoring neighborhood events including the Grandscale Mural Project, Party On Park, the Harlem Night Market and two of East Harlem’s Open Streets.


ABOUT JAZZMOBILE
Founded in 1964, Jazzmobile’s founders were, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dr. Billy Taylor, Philanthropist and Arts Administrator, Ms. Daphne Arnstein with NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath. It is the oldest not for profit organization created with a mission just for Jazz: to present, preserve, promote and propagate America’s classical music Jazz, through high quality free programs. Throughout July 2021-July 2022 The organization is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Dr. Taylor’s birth!  For 57 years Jazzmobile has been presenting world class musicians and clinicians and is training the next generation of Jazz artists (professionals and hobbyists) through core programs: SUMMERFEST (NYC’s longest running jazz festival); SJW|Saturday Jazz Workshop, “Jazz In The First Person,” a series of lecture demonstrations designed to introduce jazz music as a music appreciation course for toddlers to seniors.


Next for Jazzmobile is a move into its new offices in the National Urban League Empowerment Center scheduled to open by 2024. This new location will enable the organization to continue and expand its education and performance programs. Jazzmobile will also be one of the art and culture organizations in residence at the Victoria Theater Center, scheduled to open in 2022. Both are located in Central Harlem on West 125th Street.

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 25/07/2021.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 25/07/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

Radio Playlist


Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz and at http://www.listen.camp


First broadcast Sunday 25th July 2021

 


Michele Tino
Her Choice
Belle Epoque
Auand


Kris T Reeder
Jazz Mix 12
Jazz Mix 12
Bandcamp


Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp
Be patient
We’re OK But We’re Lost Anyway
Bongo Joe


John McLaughlin
As the spirit sings
Liberation Time
Abstractlogix


L’Orchestre en Carton
Sans sucre ajouté/Eh bien Jonquez maintenant
Mue et Remue
Gigantonium


Revival Room
To and Frodo
Revival Room
EFPI


Alex Ward
The Celebrated Restriction
Gated
Discus


Phil Meadows
Beware of the Bear
Beware of the Bear
self


Javier Girotto & Vince Abbracciante
Impression di Puglia
Santuario
Dodocilune

 

 

European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://www.listen.camp/ Sundays 3pm onward

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

 

Jazzmeia Horn -  new single and forthcoming album, plus US and European tour dates, September - December 2021.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn will release her new single "Lover Come Back To Me" on July 30th 2021. The track will also appear on the forthcoming album "Dear Love", which will be released on September 10th.

Publicist Rupert Burley has provided the following press release;

JAZZMEIA HORN AND HER NOBLE FORCE
Present The Brand New Album
DEAR LOVE
Released 10th September 2021
First Single From New Album ‘Lover Come Back To Me’ (released 30th July):

 


September 2021 welcomes the release of Dear Love, the brand new project by US jazz luminary, vocalist and composer Jazzmeia Horn. A winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition and the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, Jazzmeia Horn is also a NAACP Image Award winning artist. Having signed to Concord Records, her debut album ‘A Social Call’ achieved great critical acclaim, receiving a GRAMMY Award® nomination in the category of Best Jazz Vocal Album. Jazzmeia’s second album ‘Love and Liberation’, received yet another GRAMMY® nomination in the same category. Now Jazzmeia Horn makes a triumphant return with a big band orientated album – a notable departure from her previous work and a unique proposition, undoubtedly set to build on hercompelling reputation as one of America’s most exciting and impactful jazz stars.


Dear Love, addresses three specific aspects of Jazzmeia’s existence, her community, her lover and herself. The album is infused with poetry and spoken word through letters of encouragement – it is the first time that these proponents of Jazzmeia’s creative talents feature on her recorded work. Dear Love is also one of the first times that a black female vocalist has written and fronted a big band album in its entirety (this having historically always been a male preoccupation) and the addition of strings elevates the album to that of a major orchestral project.


Having embarked on an exhilarating voyage of discovery by listening to artists such as Booker T, Little Jimmy Scott, Bebop Betty Carter, Frank Wess, Jackie McLean, René McLean, George Coleman J.J. Johnson and many more pioneering figures in early jazz, an intuition like no other developed within Jazzmeia’s psyche, allowing her to assimilate and absorb what she has heard and fully digest it until it is attached to her soul. This gift allows Jazzmeia to carry the torch for these legends of yesteryear, while heralding in a new and evolved era for the tradition of straightahead, classic jazz.


Similarly inspired by musicians such as Erykah Badu and her collaborative work with rappers such as Common and Talib Kweli, as well as Lauren Hill’s status within the Fugees, Jazzmeia Horn provides a unique slant to her work by combining these influences with the nuances of iconic jazz figures such as those mentioned above. The result is a sound that simultaneously holds classic qualities and a contemporary edge.


The making of Dear Love citing Jazzmeia and her collaborators’ journey throughout the project is being filmed in order to capture the creative process and to further demonstrate the concept behind the album itself. This documentary footage will be broadcast on network television in spring 2022. Jazzmeia also plans to tour the album extensively, with some flagship shows with The Frankfurt Philharmonic Orchestra scheduled for October 2021.


Dear Love is an ambitious and exhilarating project that represents some of Jazzmeia Horn’s very best work to date, reinforcing her status as one of the most versatile and exciting international jazz artists in the world today.

 

Catalogue No: ELR001
Mixed & Mastered By Kastushico Naito.
Recorded at Sound On Sound, New Jersey.
Songs Composed By Jazzmeia Horn


Personnel:

Jazzmeia Horn         Vocalist, Composer, Arranger and Executive Producer

Keith Brown           Piano

Eric Wheeler           Bass

AnwarMarshall         Drums

Bruce Williams         Alto Sax (Lead)

Keith Loftis             Tenor Sax 1

Anthony Ware         Tenor Sax 2

Jason Marshall           Baritone Sax

Freddie Hendrix         Trumpet (Lead)

Bruce Harris           Trumpet 2

Josh Evans             Trumpet 3

Dion Tucker           Trombone (Lead)

Cory Wilcox           Trombone 2

Max Seigel             Trombone 3

Tia Allen               Viola

Chiara Fasi             Violin 1

Eddie Findiesen         Violin 2

Dara Hankins           Cello

Khalil Bell               Percussion

Sullivan Fortner         Musical Director and Organ

 

Track List:                                                         

HE COULD BE PERFECT
HE’S MY GUY                        
LOVER COME BACK TO ME        
I FEEL YOU NEAR                    
MONEY CAN’T BUY ME LOVE      
STRIVE (TO BE)                       
WHERE WE ARE
LET US                                                  
NIA                                                    
JUDAH RISE                            
WHERE IS FREEDOM!?

 

TOUR DATES:

5 SEP Atlanta Jazz Festival

18 SEP Pittsburgh Intl Jazz Festival

16 OCT Neumunster

17 OCT Heilbronn

18 OCT Köln

20 OCT Czech Republic

21 OCT Dresden

22 OCT Schwetzingen

23 OCT Czech Republic with Philharmonic RELEASE CONCERT

25 OCT Mannheim

27 OCT Frankfurt with Philharmonic RELEASE CONCERT

11-16 NOV Joe’s Pub, New York City

12 DEC Cal Performances, Berkley, California

 


Jazzmeia Horn was born in Dallas in to a family filled with musical talent. She has been singing in public since the age of three or four, almost around the time that she could form language, having started in the Golden Chain Missionary Baptist Church, where her grandfather is the pastor. Jazzmeia’s grandmother, Harriet Horn (who gave her her name, played the piano and sang as the first lady of the church), was a great inspiration and set Jazzmeia on a course that helped her to become the leading artist that she is today. These gospel overtones are apparent in Jazzmeia’s work and provide yet another interesting slant to the music that she creates.
Jazzmeia attended Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts, known for launching such musical greats as Roy Hargrove, Norah Jones, and Erykah Badu, then later attended The New School in New York City. Her education included steering herself to the mentors who would guide her passion for jazz, like Bobby McFerrin, Abbey Lincoln, and Betty Carter. This strong background undoubtedly enhanced Jazzmeia’s creative process and helped her on her journey to become one of the world’s best jazz musicians.


Though Jazzmeia’s music is deep rooted in jazz, she is also able to rap and is an accomplished poet. She is truly an all round innovative artist, who not only makes own clothes, but is also heavily involved in all business aspects of her work. This hands on approach generates a wealth of experience and demonstrates Jazzmeia’s prowess as both a creator and an entrepreneur.

 

Quotes:


“If nomenclature is destiny, Jazzmeia Horn was indeed born to swing. Maturing in what is proving to be a renaissance period for female jazz singers, Horn—who has won in both the Thelonious Monk and Sarah Vaughan vocal-jazz competitions—holds her own as an assured and spunky interpreter of song.” - The New Yorker


“Love and Liberation cements her as the next big carrier of straight-ahead jazz’s vocal tradition.” - The New York Times


“For Horn, expressing her truth is a crucial aspect of her artistry and at the crux of Love and Liberation. The album, she says, is a call to action, a plea for people to be honest with themselves and learn to love who they are. Intrinsically one to dance to her own beat, Horn relishes the opportunity to share her sense of self with listeners, to an even greater extent, on the new album.” - JAZZIZ


“Jazzmeia Horn makes a bold move with her much anticipated sophomore album, Love and Liberation…It’s rare that singers of Horn’s caliber can write as well as they sing but Horn does just that.” - The New York City Jazz Record


“On Love and Liberation, Jazzmeia Horn breaks free of the constraints of vocal jazz, offering a mature album of original music that speaks to self-love, self-expression, and perhaps most importantly, the courage to love unconditionally.” - Black Grooves


“Love and Liberation is an excellent reflection of Jazzmeia Horn’s musical identity as well as an explicit testament to her creative skills.” - Sounds of Timeless Jazz


“in a class by herself…America’s most exciting new hope in jazz vocals, someone who is both bandleader and vocalist and so much more. Deliverance is here.” - Bentley’s Bandstand

2021 Parliamentary Jazz Awards - Recipients announced.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The winners of the 2021 Parliamentary Jazz Awards have been announced. Press release, including full details of the recipients, attached.

We have received the following press release;

 

Recipients Announced For 2021 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

 

 

The recipients of the 2021 Parliamentary Jazz Awards were announced on Monday 26th July at 19:00

 

The Parliamentary Jazz Awards are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) with the support of PizzaExpress Live. The Awards celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throughout the United Kingdom.

 

The award categories reflect the ever-increasing scope of talent from within the UK’s jazz scene: Jazz Vocalist of the Year; Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year; Jazz Album of the Year; Jazz Ensemble of the Year; Jazz Newcomer of the Year; Jazz Venue of the Year; Jazz Media Award; Jazz Education Award; the Services to Jazz Award and the Lockdown Innovation Award.

 

John Spellar MP, Co-Chair of APPJAG, said:
“These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the talents and energies of the great musicians, educators, promoters, record labels, jazz organisations, blogs, jazz magazines and journalists who kept jazz flourishing, in spite of the challenges they faced in 2020.  In a year of hardship, unparalleled in the last 76 years, these shortlists demonstrate the wealth of talent and commitment that exists in the British jazz scene. Now in their 16th year, the Parliamentary Jazz Awards honour the best of British jazz. MPs and Peers in the All Party Group are grateful to PizzaExpress Live for supporting the event.”

 

Chi Onwurah MP, Deputy Chair of APPJAG:
“This has been another really strong year for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in terms of talent and nominations. The well deserved recipients are a veritable who’s who of names that have made a real impact on the music and helped make the UK one of the world’s leading jazz territories”. 

 

The full list of recipients is as follows:


Jazz Vocalist of the Year
Georgia Mancio
Multi award-winning /nominated vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio, is one of Europe’s most respected, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists. From 2010-2014 Georgia produced her now iconic ReVoice! Festival in association with the Pizza Express Jazz Club.  She presented over 160 artists across 5 multi-venue editions and performed 44 sets herself. Since 2017 Georgia has produced 3 editions of her new series, Hang, showcasing her ever-evolving creativity as a curator. Other credits include 2019 BBC Proms and nominations in the Parliamentary, British Jazz and Urban Music Awards.
Georgia’s release, Finding Home (2019), was co-produced with pianist/composer Kate Williams and her acclaimed Four Plus Three ensemble with special guest classical guitarist John Williams; it won Best Album in 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
In partnership with Grammy-winning pianist/composer Alan Broadbent they launched their first album Songbook (2017), at a sold out headline show at Ronnie Scott’s (“unequivocally, one of the gigs of the year” Jazzwise) with performances across Europe and the US. This was followed in March 2021 with Quiet Is The Star, the second in partnership Alan Broadbent.
The strengthening bond between these performers and songwriters is sealed by the publication of their first book – The Songs of Alan Broadbent and Georgia Mancio, featuring all their 33 originals, co-written between 2014 and 2020.
http://www.georgiamancio.com

 


Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
Nubya Garcia
Award-winning saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia studied under pianist Nikki Yeoh at Camden Music, before joining Gary Crosby’s Tomorrow’s Warriors in her late teens and completed her training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music.  Her debut EP, NUBYA’s 5IVE, released in 2017, was hailed as “exceptional” by the Vinyl Factor. She is a member of the contemporary septet, Nerija, who received the Parliamentary Jazz Awards Newcomer of the Year in 2018, and has toured extensively internationally, playing venues and festivals across Latin America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the United States. Garcia’s reputation as a DJ is also burgeoning; she currently presents a hit radio residency on NTS Radio.
In 2018, Garcia won the Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year Award and the Sky Arts Breakthrough Act of the Year Award, followed by the 2019 Jazz FM UK Jazz Act of the Year Award.
Nubya Garcia released her debut album SOURCE, released in August 2020 on Concord Jazz. The album was announced after the release of lead single “Pace” and a rousing live performance on the BBC’s 2020 Glastonbury Experience. The Source has been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize
http://www.nubyagarcia.com

 

Jazz Album of the Year
Callum Au and Claire Martin “Songs and Stories” Stunt Records
Two leading lights of the British jazz scene: composer, arranger and trombonist, Callum Au, and internationally admired singer, Claire Martin, join forces for a new album, “Songs and Stories” on the Copenhagen-based Stunt label. “The album, featuring a total of 82 exceptional musicians, from the UK, Europe and the USA, is a stunningly arranged selection of jazz standards and American Songbook classics, given compelling, sensitive, modern orchestral and big band treatments, whilst drawing extensive style and influence from the definitive peaks of this genre in past eras.
This is Claire Martin’s first big band or large orchestral recording – and she is thrilled to be working with Callum Au, who she regards as a “major talent”, with many great successes ahead of him. The album features a superb line-up of soloists and lead musicians including: Ryan Quigley, Andy Wood, Freddie Gavita, Nadim Teimoori, Sam Mayne, Louis Dowdeswell, Andy Martin, Matt Skelton and John Mills - plus conductor Mark Nightingale.
Stunt Records
http://www.clairemartinjazz.co.uk/
http://www.callumaumusic.com

 

Jazz Ensemble of the Year
KOKOROKO
KOKOROKO are an all star band from the London jazz community led by Sheila Maurice-Grey on trumpet featuring saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, trombonist Richie Seivewright, Oscar Jerome, guitar, Yohan Kebede, keys drums Ayo Salawu on drums and percussionist Onome Edgeworth; Kokoroko are on a mission to fashion new languages using the medium of Afrobeat.
In February 2019 they were named “ones to watch” by the Guardian, after their track ‘Abusey Junction’ garnered 23 million views on YouTube.[4] In February 2020 they won ‘Best Group’ at the Urban Music Awards.[5] In September 2020 they played BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall
“This is not idle music!” says Sheila Maurice-Grey, reflecting on the rich history of sounds that have inspired the band, whether it’s the social commentary, the political stance of acts like the Black President, or the high power energy of Afrobeat nights.
http://www.kokorokomusic.co.uk

 


Jazz Newcomer of the Year
Jas Kayser
Jas Kayser is a 24-year-old drummer, composer, bandleader from the UK currently based between London and Panama City.
Jas’s most recent release is her new Grace; this release has gained attention and support from London’s impressive jazz scene such as Jamie Cullum, BBC 3, Jazz FM and Jazzwise.
Jas completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Berklee College of Music whilst studying and playing alongside mentors such as ‪‪Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Perez, Ralph Peterson and Neal Smith. During this time Jas began to explore the common grounds between Jazz and Afro-beat which led to her creating her original sound and compositions. 
Jas has featured in bands with leading British lights Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry and Jorja Smith as well as American drummer Ralph Peterson’s Big Band and had a starring role on drums alongside Lenny Kravitz in the official video for his song Low.
Jas has also presented her original band at Jazz Re:Fest 2020 Online, London Jazz Festival 2019, RISE concert in Boston supporting Terri Lyne Carrington and Panama Jazz Festival for the past 2 years.
Additionally she has also played with various bands and artists like Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Donald Harrison in the Ralph Peterson Big Band and Luciana Souza at venues around the US such as Scullers Jazz Club, Rockwood Music Hall and Newport Jazz Festival, among others. Jas Kayser has recently been appointed NYJO London Intermediate Music Director.
http://www.jaskayserdrums.com

 

Jazz Venue of the Year
Peggy’s Skylight
Peggy’s Skylight – Live Jazz and Kitchen, Nottingham, founded by a pianist and a singing chef, Paul Deats, is based in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter.
Their live acts reflect the diversity of the UK and international music scene, showcasing the best jazz, blues, soul, world and folk artists.
All their dishes are prepared using fresh, locally sourced seasonal produce wherever possible. Many of the recipes are based on Paul Deats childhood experiences growing up in Iran. We’ve just begun to explore the wealth of delights that Middle Eastern cuisine has to offer.
Peggy’s Skylight recently received cultural recovery funding support from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport and Arts Council England to support jobs, musicians and suppliers over the coming six months.
http://www.peggysskylight.co.uk


Jazz Media Award
Women In Jazz Media
Women in Jazz Media is a not for profit organization created to help support and create an equal, diverse, safe and healthy jazz industry. They are a team of writers, photographers, painters, musicians, presenters, journalists, producers, editors and more and are based in China, Spain, Germany, Scotland and England but have roots in France, Italy, Jamaica, Poland, Mauritius and beyond and collectively speak 8 languages.
Jazz represents freedom of expression and yet historically, women, people of colour, the LGBTQ community and many more have not been given equal opportunities in the Jazz industry. Women in Jazz Media explore a wide variety of initiatives to help increase the gender and diversity balance to ensure everyone has a voice. They look for platforms and where no platforms exist and create ones to ensure everyone can be represented. They published their first entirely female led and managed magazine, platforming women on International Women’s Day March 2021. Actively seeking out existing female writers to support and promote their work they also search for new female writers and offer support through their mentoring scheme. Working with partner publications and organisations, they explore the diversity of their content and offer support to increase representation where needed. Through a podcast series, they explore the careers of industry specialists, challenges and inspirations and discuss what actions they can all take to support and encourage a more diverse jazz industry.
http://www.womeninjazzmedia.com

 

Jazz Education Award
The Original UK Summer School
The Original Jazz Summer School based in the UK since 1966 has consistently delivered the highest quality jazz tuition one can find. It began in Barry in South Wales and has had several homes over the decades, including Porthcawl, The University of Glamorgan and Trinity College of Music, London. The course returned to South Wales in the summer of 2012 where it is hosted by The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. This college is a beautiful state of the art facility which has recently benefited from a £22.5m investment. It backs onto the picturesque Bute Park and is only a 10 minute walk from the lively Cardiff City Centre.
​Course directors, the late Dave Wickins and Buster Birch have had many years of experience running the Summer School, and during this time have assembled a world renowned team of tutors.
The course is open to all instrumentalists of all ages and levels of experience. They also welcome singers, who are specifically catered for by their vocal coach.
Launched in 2021, The Online UK Jazz School is a year-round resource providing live online master classes and short courses for all instruments by jazz professors and lecturers from some of the UK’s finest music conservatoires. The Online UK Jazz School enables beginner and intermediate musicians from anywhere in the world to study with the finest jazz educators in the UK.
http://www.theoriginalukjazzsummerschool.com

 

Services to Jazz Award
Norma Winstone
Norma Winstone MBE In a career spanning more than 50 years as a vocalist and lyricist has worked include Michael Garrick, John Surman, Michael Gibbs, Mike Westbrook, as well as pianist John Taylor. Norma Winstone was born in London and first attracted attention in the late sixties when she shared the bill at Ronnie Scott’s club with Roland Kirk.
Although she was known initially for evolving her own wordless approach to improvisation, her extraordinary versatility means she is equally at home with the standards repertoire, performing with small groups, orchestras and big bands.
She has worked extensively with many of the major European names and visiting Americans. In the late seventies she joined pianist John Taylor and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler to form the group Azimuth, which was described by Richard Williams of The Times as “one of the most imaginatively conceived and delicately balanced of all contemporary chamber jazz groups“.
Her voice became an important part of the sound of Kenny Wheeler’s big band, and can be heard on the ECM double CD ‘Music for Large and Small Ensembles‘ which also features John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Peter Erskine and John Taylor.
With Italian pianist Glauco Venier and German saxophonist/ bass clarinettist Klaus Gesing she has recorded four albums for the ECM label, the first of which, “Distances” was nominated for a Grammy. Norma also works with the Nikki Iles’ group “The Printmakers” comprising some of the UK’s finest musicians.
Recent Awards are: the Lifetime Achievement Jazz Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians (2010, Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Vocalist (2015), Jazz FM Award for Vocalist of the year (2017)
http://www.normawinstone.com

 

Lockdown Innovation Award
The Globe – Newcastle upon Tyne
The Globe in Newcastle upon Tyne is the first bar and music venue in the UK to be owned by a cooperative committed to music. The Globe was bought in 2014 following a successful community share issue. Over 225 people bought shares and became members of the cooperative, and more are welcome to join. Jazz.Coop provides an extensive range of courses, workshops, jam sessions and projects.
Their determination to keep live music going during the pandemic has been rewarded with a national award. The Globe was declared the Small Community Co-op of the Year 2021.
Dave Parker, co-chair of Jazz.Coop, said, “We’re delighted with this award because it recognises the vision, determination and hard work of members, volunteers and everyone else who helped keep us going during the pandemic, providing income for musicians, employment for staff, and joy for lovers of live music. Eight years ago, The Globe was a failing pub. Today it is an award-winning music venue and learning centre owned and run by a co-operative. We worked with musicians to develop live streaming, and soon decided this was the way forward. The Globe was refurbished, and new equipment was installed by volunteers. We were fortunate in accessing funding from Power to Change and the Culture Recovery Fund.”
Cooperative ownership ensures that The Globe is a place where people can enjoy live music in a relaxed environment and where musicians can share and develop their skills.
https://theglobenewcastle.bar/

 


Special APPJAG Awards


Digby Fairweather
Richard ‘Digby’ Fairweather was a librarian before becoming a professional musician and retains an interest in jazz history and bibliography.  A trumpeter and cornetist influenced by classical jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, he started leading his own bands in the early 1970s. He continues to play and has collaborated with many celebrated UK artists over the years including George Chisholm, Alex Welsh, George Melly and Paul Jones.
Away from the cornet he was concerned with national cultural advancement of the music and, amongst other activities, founded the successful educational charity ‘Jazz College’ with pianist Stan Barker (1979-95); the National Jazz Archive (Britain’s primary research centre for jazz music, 1988) and a number of other jazz-related organizations at this period the Jazz Section of the Musicians’ Union (1992-2014) the Jazz Development Trust with Sir John Dankworth and in 2016 the Jazz Centre UK – Britain’s first cultural centre for jazz music – in Southend-on-Sea.
In 2009 as Founder of the National Jazz Archive he was presented with their Special Award in celebration of the organization’s twenty-first anniversary. In 2015 Digby received the British Jazz Award for Services to Jazz.
Apart from his playing and band leading, Fairweather has long pursued a parallel career as a jazz broadcaster and writer. Digby is the editor of a history of the legendary 100 Club in Oxford Street, London, Ace of Clubs, recently published by Brewin Books.
After almost fifty years in professional jazz Digby Fairweather remains – in the words of The Stage – just about the best ambassador the music could have.
https://digbyfairweather.com/

 

Lord Colwyn
Lord Colwyn is a peer, dentist and politician. He is one of ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999, sitting as a Conservative, he is the second longest standing member of the House of Lords. Tony Colwyn was instrumental in the formation of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group and was co-chair until March 2021.
He started a band at school with school friend Jim Beach and they travelled through France and Spain playing in bars. In the early 60’s he organised Arts Balls at Cheltenham Town Hall.
The school band grew into a successful dance band and played at just about every hunt ball, deb dance and charity ball throughout the 60s and 70s. Jim left the band to become manager of Queen - Tony continued to lead the band for another 30 years as a 9 piece band. One of the special honours was playing for the Queen and Prince Philip’s private Ruby wedding dance. Another personal highlight was playing trumpet alongside Adelaide Hall on stage at Ronnie’s. For a while he put together a 24 piece Big Band that played at the Albert Hall with Red Skelton for HBO.
He felt very strongly and was a great supporter of live music in pubs and spoke many times in Parliament when legislation was going through.  He was a founder director of Jazz FM alongside Dave Lee and John Dankworth
Lord Colwyn secured funding from PPL for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards that started in 2005 to the present day and he is still actively involved with the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group

 


Extension of deadline to midnight on 1st September 2021 for completion of questionnaire for the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group Review Of Jazz In England
Following an enforced delay due to the global pandemic and a year of unprecedented change, challenges, and specific hardships for working musicians, promoters, venues, jazz organisations, studios, technical staff, media and the jazz constituency at large, the All Party Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) commissioned a Review of Jazz in England that was launched on Friday 28th May. The Review is being undertaken by APPJAG’s Secretary, Chris Hodgkins, and an expert advisory panel, chaired by musician and jazz educator Dr Kathy Dyson and supported by Teesside University Business School.
Full details and briefing papers - ‘Cold Comfort and Home Truths’ – Terms of reference, composition of the Advisory Panel, and the five questionnaires dealing with promoters and venues, musicians, jazz festivals, audiences plus individuals and organisations are available at: Review of Jazz in England
The closing date for the questionnaires is midnight, Sunday 1st September 2021.


For further information please contact:
Chris Hodgkins
Tel: 0208 840 4643
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 


The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) aims to encourage wider and deeper enjoyment of jazz, to increase Parliamentarians’ understanding of the jazz industry and issues surrounding it, to promote jazz as a musical form and to raise its profile inside and outside Parliament. APPJAG currently has over 116 members from the House of Commons and House of Lords across all political parties.  The Group’s officers, as at the Annual General Meeting of 22nd March 2021, are Co-Chairs:, John Spellar MP and Lord Mann, Secretary, Sir Greg Knight MP, Vice Chairs, Alison Thewless MP and Chi Onwurah MP. Treasurer is Ian Paisley MP. Officers are Lord Colwyn and Sarah Champion MP.
The Secretariat is Chris Hodgkins with the assistance of Louis Flood. The contact address is: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) the web address is: https://appjag.wordpress.com/

 

All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this report are those of the group. This is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees.

Homegrown programme announced for Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, October 2021 - May 2022.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Opera North has announced a series of "homegrown" events which will be performed alongside its international programme. This includes performances that will be of interest to jazz listeners.

We have received the following press release;


Opera North today announces a series of “homegrown” events which will be performed alongside its international programme when the Howard Assembly Room opens its doors again this October.


LATEST HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM PROGRAMME
BRINGS IT ALL BACK HOME


Highlights include:


A Theatre of Sanctuary Open Mic Night, opening the stage to refugees and sanctuary seekers as part of Platforma Festival


An opportunity for all ages to explore behind the scenes of the Howard Assembly Room and Howard Opera Centre with a range of workshops and events in October half term


Three shows from Manchester Collective presented in partnership with Leeds International Concert Season


FILMusic: Pianist Matthew Bourne premieres a live soundtrack for pioneering late silent film The Crowd, an Opera North commission for LIFF


Darius Battiwalla performs a live soundtrack to Nosferatu for Halloween


Twilight Concerts featuring Opera North’s ensembles and guest artists


Partnership with The Brudenell Social Club brings Piano Sessions and Connan Mockasin to the venue

 

Opera North has announced a series of “homegrown” events among its international programme for the Howard Assembly Room’s reopening season this autumn, bringing
artists and organisations from the north and performers from the Company’s ensembles to the stage, and putting the venue at the heart of its community.


With Opera North’s £18M Music Works redevelopment campaign nearing completion, the venue will reopen in October with its own front door and an expanded programme of folk, jazz, world and experimental music, chamber concerts and more. The latest announcementsreflect Opera North’s Theatre of Sanctuary status, its close relationships with local arts organisations and charities and its work in education and outreach.


In 2018 Opera North became the first opera company in the country to be awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status in recognition of its work to make refugees and asylum seekers feel valued and celebrated. Now, the Theatre of Sanctuary Open Mic Night (26 October) opens up the Howard Assembly Room stage. Part of October’s Platforma, a biennial festival of arts by, with and about refugees, the event features performances by talented musicians from the refugee and sanctuary seeker community in West Yorkshire, plus a headline set from Stone Flowers, a Manchester-based collective of musicians who have fled conflict. South African singer-songwriter Thandanani Gumede is the evening’s host.

 

During half term on 27 October, the doors of the Howard Assembly Room and Howard Opera Centre will be thrown open as audiences of all ages are invited to explore behind the scenes at Opera North, discovering what goes into making the Company’s work and visiting the new rehearsal spaces created as part of the Music Works transformation.


 On 28 October, a Family Day will be held featuring workshops, art and music sessions and a musical trail connecting the Howard Assembly Room and the Howard Opera Centre to the wider city centre.


Manchester Collective make their long-awaited Howard Assembly Room debut on 5 December with the first of three shows. Heavy Metal is a daringly fabulous programme
featuring work by British-Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova, Bryce Dessner of The National and a new commission by Sebastian Gainsborough, aka Vessel.

 

The Oracle (8 April 2022) finds cellist and composer Abel Selaocoe exploring traditional music from across Africa and presenting a brand-new composition, joined by his band Chesaba and the Collective’s strings. Neon (19 May) is built around Steve Reich’s monumental Double Sextet and an electroacoustic work by Hannah Peel, another familiar name to Howard Assembly Room audiences, plus works by Julius Eastman and David Lang.
The three shows are presented in partnership with Leeds International Concert Season.

 

Picking up the thread of Leeds musical institutions on tour, The Brudenell Piano Sessions bring emerging artists from Leeds and beyond to the Howard Assembly Room’s
Steinway piano for the first time on 24 October. Hosted and curated by pianist and composer Simeon Walker, these diverse, intimate, and reliably brilliant Sunday get-togethers in collaboration with the Brudenell Social Club provide a stage for composers working with the keyboard in a variety of disciplines, from contemporary classical and music for film to electronic experimentation and improvisation.

 

Having honed his keyboard skills at grassroots venues in Leeds before embarking on an international career with jazz adventurers Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance is living proof of the value of a forum for new music. The four-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and arranger is back for an intimate trio show on 18 November.


Returning to the venue’s partnership with the Brudenell Social Club, New Zealand’s psychedelic pop troubadour Connan Mockasin presents an exclusive screening of his new melodrama followed by a rare solo acoustic performance on 26 November.

 

With previously announced shows selling out, dates for the mainstage Company’s ensembles and guest artists continue as a core strand of the Howard Assembly Room’s expanded programme. The Twilight Concert series of early evening recitals offers a relaxing end to day at work, a pre-dinner treat or simply a taster of Opera North’s eclectic work.


On 20 October, international opera singers including American soprano Chrystal E. Williams (Carmen) and New Zealander Phillip Rhodes (Escamillo) exchange the Grand Theatre for a more intimate stage, and a set of songs from their homelands and on the theme of wandering.


Chrystal returns on 7 November with Italian-Brazilian soprano Camila Titinger (Carmen’s rival, Micaëla) for a special Sunday afternoon concert: a recital of songs by, for, and about women who break the rules, drawn from jazz, spiritual and popular song as well as classical opera.


On 24 November, members of the Orchestra of Opera North perform Appalachian Spring, a timely celebration of optimism and renewal drawing on composer Aaron Copland’s
Jewish immigrant roots in Brooklyn, jazz, folk music, and modernism.

 

A centre of excellence for Indian classical music and dance in Leeds, South Asian Arts-uk are regular collaborators of Opera North in the Howard Assembly Room. They return to the venue on 23 October for a tribute to the life and poetry of singer and composer Jagjit Singh, the legendary “King of the Ghazals”, featuring renowned Tauseef Akhtar and Company.


In a luminous audio-visual delight to mark Winter Solstice on 21 December, SAA-uk presents Carnatic singer Supriya Nagarajan joined by members of the Orchestra
of Opera North amid projections of a starlit night. Leeds City Organist Darius Battiwalla brings another celebration of the dark time of year with his live accompaniment for the classic 1922 horror film Nosferatu for Halloween, thelatest instalment in the Howard Assembly Room’s FILMusic strand. A screening of Tim
Burton’s Corpse Bride will delight younger viewers and their grown-ups earlier in the day.


FILMusic continues on 11 November with the premiere of an Opera North Projects commission for Leeds International Film Festival: the exploratory pianist Matthew
Bourne’s soundtrack for the pioneering late silent The Crowd. Combining a thrilling, often tender realism with awe-inspiring shots of Manhattan’s towering metropolis, King Vidor’s story of a young couple’s struggle against the crushing conformity of city life finds an inspired match in Bourne. Winner of both a Perrier Jazz Award and a BBC Radio Jazz Award, he is renowned for his ability to balance virtuoso delicacy with visceral, deeply personal improvisation. More film screenings will be announced as part of Leeds International Film Festival’s 35 th programme in November.


Another Leeds-wide festival, Light Night, returns to the Howard Assembly Room on 14 – 15 October, with a new project on an environmental theme exploring light and sound commissioned from Leeds-based visual artist Akeelah Bertram and featuring guest musicians.

 

With festive visits from Furrow Collective and The Tallis Scholars already on sale, The Howard Assembly Room’s Christmas programme is completed by two more film screenings. Sharing its New York tenement setting with Opera North’s Bernstein Double Bill, Elia Kazan’s Oscar-winning debut A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (4 December) has a memorable Christmas scene at its heart.


An enchanting animation for all the family, The Polar Express (19 December) is the tale of a young boy’s eventful journey to Santa’s workshop on Christmas Eve, voiced by Tom Hanks.

 

Dominic Gray, Projects Director, Opera North, comments:
“The homegrown season is very close to our hearts right now, and we’re thrilled to be celebrating the connections between the local and the international.
Being a Theatre of Sanctuary opens us up to the diverse and rich communities making their homes in our city, and our Open Mic Night will give a showcase to some amazing
music and voices. With incredible Leeds partners such as South Asian Arts-uk and the Brudenell Social Club, we can present new music that won’t be heard anywhere else, and from our mainstage Opera Company international guest singers will give rare, small-scale recitals, that bring us all close to the essence of the human voice. A new commission (The Crowd) for Leeds’ composer Matthew Bourne will surely bring the house down. We’re so pleased to be home again!”


The Howard Assembly Room reopens on Saturday 9 October with The Tiger Lillies: Love for Sale, with many other acts already announced including Courtney Pine and Zoe
Rahman (22 October), Richard Dawson (30 October), Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita (17 November) and Hollie McNish (25 November). The venue has been closed since March
2019 during Opera North’s £18 million redevelopment works.


Tickets for all events at the Howard Assembly Room are available to book online, with discounts for selected events available to anyone aged 16-29 or in full-time education as part of Opera North’s U30 scheme. For more details and to book, visit
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

LISTINGS: AUTUMN/WINTER 2021-22


Saturday 9 October, 7.45pm
The Tiger Lillies: Love for Sale
Howard Assembly Room preview weekend
Rediscover Cole Porter with The Tiger Lillies’ twisted takes on the master songwriter’s catalogue, laying bare some of the delirium and despair that lies beneath the surface of his romantic showtunes.
Tickets £10.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk


Sunday 10 October, 7.15pm
The Great American Songbook
Howard Assembly Room preview weekend
Revisit the golden age of American song with the stars of Opera North’s Trouble in Tahiti, American mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy and Dutch baritone Quirijn de Lang.
Accompanied by an ensemble from the Orchestra of Opera North, they perform better- and lesser-known works by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kurt Weill and more.
Tickets £10.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Tuesday 12 October, 7.45pm 
Leveret
Three of England’s finest folk musicians, Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina), come together to perform music firmly rooted in tradition but with a fresh, spontaneous approach.  
Tickets £17.50
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Wednesday 20 October, 6.30pm 
Twilight Concert: Home from Home 
International guest artists from Opera North’s new production of Carmen enchant with a set of songs from their homelands, and others on the theme of wandering. American soprano Chrystal E. Williams (Carmen) and New Zealander Phillip Rhodes (Escamillo) exchange the Grand Theatre for a more intimate stage, joined by Opera North’s Head of Music, David Cowan, on the piano. 
Tickets £6.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 


Friday 22 October, 7.45pm 
Courtney Pine presents SONG (The Ballad Book) featuring Zoe Rahman  Legendary saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine CBE is joined by MOBO-
Award-winning pianist Zoe Rahman for a ravishing duo set featuring repertoire made famous by Duke Ellington and Nat ‘King’ Cole among others.
Tickets £25.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Saturday 23 October 2021, 7.45pm
Remembering the Ghazal King: A Tribute to Jagjit Singh featuring Tauseef Akhtar and Company in partnership with South Asian Arts-uk
Known as “The Ghazal King”, the composer, singer and musician Jagjit Singh was instrumental in the revival of the tradition of this Indian classical art form, the setting of poetic couplets to music. On the 10th anniversary of his passing, one of his finest students, Tauseef Akhtar, celebrates his life and work with song and reminiscence.
Tickets £20
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Sunday 24 October, 4.30pm 
Brudenell Piano Sessions  in partnership with Brudenell Social Club  
Hosted and curated by Leeds-based pianist and composer Simeon Walker, the Brudenell Piano Sessions provide a stage for composers working with the keyboard in a variety of disciplines, from contemporary classical and music for film to electronic experimentation and improvisation. Line-up for the Howard Assembly Room debut features Ajimal, Lara Jones and Mark Slater.
Tickets Free
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Monday 25 October, 7.30pm 
LYR   in partnership with Brudenell Social Club
LYR (Land Yacht Regatta) sets the evocative spoken word of Poet Laureate Simon Armitage to intense, atmospheric musical arrangements by Richard Walters and Patrick Pearson, reminiscent of the post-rock sounds of Sigur Rós and Radiohead.  
Tickets £10.50 
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Tuesday 26 October, 7.15pm
Theatre of Sanctuary Open Mic Night part of Platforma Festival
A celebration of collaboration and connection featuring musicians from around the world who are now based in the region. Hosted by South African singer-songwriter Thandanani Gumede, the line-up includes Stone Flowers, a Manchester-based collective of musicians who have fled conflict, as well as short performances by talented musicians from the refugee and asylum seeker community in West Yorkshire.
Tickets Free/donations support Opera North’s Theatre of Sanctuary work
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Friday 29 October, 7.45pm
Cleveland Watkiss: The Great Jamaican Songbook 
Multi award-winning singer and composer Cleveland Watkiss MBE makes a rocksteady case for Jamaica’s musical legacy, from 40s and 50s mento roots to ska, reggae, dub and lovers rock. Revisit the sounds of Studio One, Coxsone Dodd, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Ken Booth, Marcia Griffith, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, and more.
Tickets £20.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Saturday 30 October, 7.45pm
Richard Dawson   
The black-humoured bard of Newcastle is back: part savant-genius, part court jester, with a knack for echoing voices of the past, present and future. On his 6th  solo album, 2020, Dawson laid bare England today, tumultuous and in a state of flux. Nuanced and challenging, the songs also feature some of Dawson’s most melodic moments to date.
Tickets £18.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Sunday 31st October, 3pm
The Corpse Bride
dirs. Mike Johnson & Tim Burton | US, 2005 | 77 mins | Cert PG
A Hallowe’en family screening of Tim Burton’s magnificently macabre animated musical. There’s been a grave misunderstanding: timid young Victor has been whisked away to the underworld and married to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits in the land of the living… with Halloween-themed crafts and colouring in the foyer before the film.
Tickets £6
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Sunday 31st October 2021, 8.30pm
FILMusic
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror with live accompaniment by Darius Battiwalla
Dir. F.W. Murnau | Germany, 1922 | 90 minutes | Cert 15
Back from the grave: F.W. Murnau’s magnificently terrifying 1922 silent - the first great Dracula film - is screened with live accompaniment from Leeds City Organist Darius Battiwalla for Halloween.
Tickets £9.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Sunday 7 November, 4.30pm
Fearless: Chrystal E. Williams and Camila Titinger
Songs by, for, and about women who break the rules. Celebrating Opera North’s new production of Carmen, American singer Chrystal E. Williams (singing Carmen) and
Brazilian-Italian soprano Camila Titinger (Micaëla) perform songs of rebellion, change and determination. Expect jazz, spiritual and popular song as well as classical and opera for this Sunday afternoon special.
Tickets £10.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Wednesday 10 November, 7.15pm 
The Gavin Bryars Ensemble: Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet and The Sinking of the Titanic 
The seminal British composer Gavin Bryars and his Ensemble perform a programme built around two of his greatest works.
Tickets £15.00 
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Thursday 11 November, 7.45pm 
FILMusic: The Crowd with live score by Matthew Bourne 
(Dir. King Vidor | US, 1928 | 98 mins | Unrated) 
Commissioned by Opera North Projects for Leeds International Film Festival
Combining a thrilling, tender realism with awe-inspiring shots of Manhattan’s towering metropolis, King Vidor’s story of a young couple’s struggle against the crushing conformity of city life finds an inspired match in Matthew Bourne. The Perrier Jazz Award and BBC Radio Jazz Award-winning pianist is known for balancing virtuoso delicacy with visceral, deeply personal improvisation.
Tickets £14.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Sunday 14 November 2021, 7.45pm 
Talisk 
The multi award-winning Glasgow-based trio charge folk music with an explosive new energy, an electrifying reminder of the genre’s roots in dance and coming together. From sweat-soaked, breakneck reels to plaintive ballads, their distinctive sound is built on the interplay of three astonishing musicians: Graeme Armstrong (guitar), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Mohsen Amini on concertina.
Tickets £15.00 
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Tuesday 16 November, 8.00pm
Arctic Ice Music
Norwegian percussionist Terje Isungset brings together artists with a long tradition of living in arctic conditions for a unique performance. Inuit, Sami and Siberian singers,Scandinavia’s best jazz musicians, and Terje’s pioneering instruments made from ice, create extraordinary contemporary sounds, rooted in tradition and celebrating their ancient cultures and respect for nature.
Tickets £20.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Wednesday 17 November, 7.45pm
Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: SUBA featuring Gustavo Ovalles 
Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Senegalese griot and master of the kora Seckou Keita return to Leeds with an inspirational set of new material written during lockdown, accompanied by Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles.
Tickets £22.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Thursday 18 November 2021, 7.45pm 
Bill Laurance Trio
Four-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and arranger Bill Laurance graduated from the University of Leeds’ School of Music before going on to an international career as an original member of the world-renowned jazz adventurers Snarky Puppy, a sought-after collaborator and a brilliant soloist in his own right. Having branched out into film music, electronics and string arrangements in recent years, he makes a welcome return to Leeds for an intimate trio show. 
Tickets £18.50 
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk


Friday 19 November, 7.45pm  
Blazin’ Fiddles  
Encompassing a rare and virtuosic selection of the fiddle’s diverse Highland and island voices, with ensemble and solo-led sets both backed by powerhouse guitar and piano, Blazin’ Fiddles pack all the power, passion and sensitivity of Scotland’s traditional music into a single show. 
Tickets £20.00 
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Saturday 20 November, 7.45pm
Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joachim Cooder brings his thumb-piano arrangements of the songs of The Dixie Dewdrop, Uncle Dave Macon, to Leeds, with
labelmate and Howard Assembly Room favourite Sam Amidon opening.
Tickets £23.50 
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Sunday 21 November 2021, 7.45pm
Byron Wallen’s GAYAN Gamelan Ensemble play Boards Of Canada
In an inspired meeting of musical worlds, Byron Wallen’s homage to Boards of Canada’s magnum opus Music Has the Right to Children brings the legendary British trumpeter
together with Javanese gamelan, a crack jazz ensemble and analogue synthesizers.
Tickets £20.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Wednesday 24 November, 6.30pm 
Twilight Concert: Appalachian Spring 
The Orchestra of Opera North   
Members of the Orchestra of Opera North perform a programme headed by Appalachian Spring, a timely celebration of optimism and renewal drawing on composer Aaron Copland’s Jewish immigrant roots in Brooklyn, jazz, folk music and modernism.
Tickets £6.00 
howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Thursday 25 November, 7.45pm
Hollie McNish
Ted Hughes Award-winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose live readings are not to be missed. She returns to the Howard Assembly Room to read from and chat about her much-
anticipated new collection: Slug…and other things I’ve been told to hate.
Tickets £12.50
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Friday 26 November, 7.45pm
Connan Mockasin  
in association with Brudenell Social Club 
The New Zealand psych-pop troubadour screens a never-before-seen episode of his TV ‘melodrama’ Bost’n ’n Dobs’n, followed by a rare unplugged solo set. 
Tickets £22.50
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk (from Friday 30 July)

 

Wednesday 1 December, 7.15pm
Gweneth Ann Rand and Simon Lepper: An Imperfect Tapestry
The acclaimed British soprano performs a personal reflection of Black voices, from the orientalism of Debussy and Ravel to spirituals recording the authentic experience of slavery; songs made famous by Billie Holiday and Nina Simone; and more recent works by composers including Adolphus Hailstork and Errolyn Wallen.
Tickets £18.50
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Saturday 4 December, 3pm 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  
dir. Elia Kazan | US, 1945 | 129 minutes | Cert U 
Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement in the early 1900s. With a memorable Christmas scene at its heart, this Elia Kazan’s Oscar-winning debut is also screened to coincide with Opera North’s Bernstein Double Bill.
Tickets £6.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Sunday 5 December, 4.00pm 
Manchester Collective: Heavy Metal  
in partnership with Leeds International Concert Season 
This is a noisy show! Manchester Collective make their Howard Assembly Room debut with big percussion, live electronics, and amplified strings: brand new pieces by Ben Nobuto and Sebastian Gainsborough, aka Vessel, plus works by by British-Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova, Bryce Dessner (of The National), and founder of the legendary Bang on a Can, Michael Gordon.
Tickets £20.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Thursday 9 December 2021, 7.15pm
The Brodsky Quartet with Laura van der Heijden
The Brodsky Quartet returns to the Howard Assembly Room with a programme of Bach, Shostakovich, and Schubert’s Quintet featuring the outstanding young cellist Laura van der Heijden.
Tickets £22.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Sunday 12 December, 7.45pm
The Furrow Collective: We Know By The Moon
As the bleak winter nights draw in, The Furrow Collective returns with a special festive programme to celebrate the dark time of year. The Anglo-Scottish band brings
together four talented artists, each a Howard Assembly Room favourite in their own right:
Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts.
Tickets £17.50
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Thursday 16 December 2021, 7.15pm  
The Tallis Scholars: Hymns to the Virgin 
The Tallis Scholars resume their annual festive visits to the Howard Assembly Room with a seasonal programme of sacred music stretching from the Renaissance to the
21st  century. In this concert they present a selection from both the Catholic and Orthodox traditions, ranging from Josquin to Stravinsky, inspired by the Virgin Mary.  
Tickets £28.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Sunday 19 December, 3pm
The Polar Express
dir. Robert Zemeckis | US, 2004 | 1h 40min | Cert U
Climb aboard for a festive family film screening! Narrated and voiced by Tom Hanks, this tale of the reawakening of a young boy’s belief in Santa Claus, via roving herds of caribou, runaway engines, and a spiral chute leading straight into Santa’s workshop, is guaranteed to stir old-fashioned Christmas delight in young and old alike. With pre-film Christmassy crafts and colouring-in in the foyer to get you into the festive spirit.
Tickets £6.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Tuesday 21 December 2021, 6.30pm 
Winter Solstice  in partnership with South Asian Arts-uk 
A special celebration of Winter Solstice and the Northern Lights in music and visuals. Inspired by time in the Derbyshire Peak District, classically-trained Carnatic singer Supriya Nagarajan took her collaborator Duncan Chapman’s sunset field recordings as a starting point for her 2020 album Dusk Notes. She performs tracks from the album, plus a brand-new collaboration with musicians from the Orchestra of Opera North evoking the shifting skyscapes of the Northern Lights amid projections of a starlit night.  
Tickets £10
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

2022


Friday 28 January 2022, 7.45pm
Efterklang in partnership with Brudenell Social Club
From glitchy electronica to 70-piece choirs, baroque orchestration, an album recorded in an abandoned Soviet mining town, and even an opera, Efterklang have built a reputation as tireless and brilliant innovators since their inception in Copenhagen in 2001. They emerge from lockdown with a new album in 2021 and a Howard Assembly Room debut in 2022.
Tickets £14.50 - £18.50
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Friday 8 April 2022, 7.45pm 
Manchester Collective: The Oracle 
in partnership with Leeds International Concert Season 
Cellist and composer Abel Selaocoe explores traditional music from South Africa, Mali and the Ivory Coast, and presents the world premiere of a brand-new work. He is joined by featuring his band Chesaba, and the string orchestra of Manchester Collective as part of their ongoing collaboration with Abel.
Tickets £22.00 
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

Thursday 19 May 2022, 7.45pm
Manchester Collective: Neon 
in partnership with Leeds International Concert Season 
Built around Steve Reich’s monumental Double Sextet and a brand-new work by Hannah Peel, Manchester Collective’s programme looks at the darker side of our urban dreams,
evoking the intrigue and momentum of sleepless nights and crowded streets. Berlin-based Lyra Pramuk’s first major chamber commission, David Lang’s Cheating, Lying, Stealing and Julius Eastman’s Joy Boy complete the programme.
Tickets £20.00
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk


Tickets for all events at the Howard Assembly Room are available to book online at
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk


Howard Assembly Room
42-46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU
Box office: 0844 848 2727

 

Howard Assembly Room
The Howard Assembly Room is a captivating, inspiring performance venue loved equally by performers and guests for its blend of Victorian and contemporary styling. The venue plays an important role in fuelling the Yorkshire cultural scene with a varied programme of events, gigs, films, talks and family workshops. The 300-capacity central Leeds venue receives Opera North’s rich and varied performance programming away from the mainstage.
The Howard Assembly Room closed in March 2019, following the tenth anniversary of its opening, as part of Opera North’s ambitious Music Works renovation programme. Improvements made include its own dedicated entrance and box office, with a new restaurant and bar replacing a row of vacant shop units beneath the venue. A new atrium space links the restaurant and bar space with stairs and lift access directly to the Howard Assembly Room, and there are improved front of house facilities for
audiences. An extended artistic programme has increased the number of performances, gigs and events.

 

Opera North and Opera North Projects


Opera North is a national opera company based in Leeds, and is a leading UK arts organisation. Rooted in the North of England, international in outlook, we create extraordinary experiences, every day. Our award-winning work tours to theatre stages and concert halls throughout the North and beyond, including to London and major international festivals


Opera North Projects takes apart the elements of opera: words, music, visual arts and performance, and puts them back together in new ways. Opera North Projects produces small-scale touring shows and site-specific installations, together with a programme of artist residencies called Resonance, supported by the PRS Foundation.
Home is the beautifully restored Howard Assembly Room in Leeds, a flexible performance space whose public programme is curated by the Projects Department.
The work of Opera North Projects brings artforms, technology and artists together in unexpected ways, collaborating with partners including the Royal Opera House, Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, Latitude Festival, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Barbican.
http://www.operanorth.co.uk


The Howard Assembly Room is generously supported by The Emerald Foundation.

George Benson - UK live shows, June 2022.

Friday, July 23, 2021

George Benson’s eight UK shows, originally due to take place in June/July 2021, have been rescheduled to June 2022. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;

GEORGE BENSON ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES - JUNE 2022

 

GEORGE BENSON
RESCHEDULES HIS FORTHCOMING TOUR
T0
JUNE 2022


Royal Albert Hall – June 26th, 2022

 

The legendary George Benson’s eight UK shows in June/July 2021 have been rescheduled to June 2022 – due to the ongoing coronavirus and the current situation of restrictions on events. This includes one night at London’s most iconic venue, the Royal Albert Hall on June 26th, 2022.  Tickets will remain valid for the new dates.


The live shows will feature George Benson’s masterful guitar playing, and Benson and his band will perform his Greatest Hits from his impressive back catalogue - which includes such classics as Give Me The Night, Lady Love Me (One More Time), Turn Your Love Around, Inside Love , Never Give Up On A Good Thing and In Your Eyes and more…


Benson’s latest album, ‘Weekend In London’, is an electrifying live album capturing his 2019 performance at the intimate 250-seat Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.  It’s almost a half-century has passed since George Benson played at Ronnie Scott’s as the hottest property on the US jazz scene of the early 70s!


Rescheduled tour dates below:-

 

JUNE 2022

17th -  Bournemouth International Centre


19th   - Cardiff St David’s Hall


20th -  Manchester Bridgewater Hall


22nd - Leeds First Direct Arena


24th -  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall


26th -  London Royal Albert Hall


28th -  Birmingham Symphony Hall


29th -  Southend Cliffs Pavilion


Ticket Prices:


£48 - £68 - Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Birmingham and Southend


£55 & £65 - Leeds


£46 - £67.50 - Bournemouth


£45 - £80 with box seats at £90 - London

 

Tickets are available from http://www.ticketline.co.uk / 0844 888 9991 or from the venues direct

 

Benson is one of America’s great guitarists, a virtuoso who’s been honoured by the National Endowment of the Arts as a Jazz Master. He’s won a dynamic 10 Grammys, including record of the year for his triple platinum ‘Breezin’. His wins include Record of the Year for “This Masquerade” (1977), Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Breezin’” (1977) and “Mornin’” (2007), Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “On Broadway” (1979) and “Give Me the Night” (1981), and Best R&B Instrumental Performance for “Theme From Good King Bad” (1977) and “Off Broadway” (1981)


Nobody has more succinctly described George Benson’s musical evolution than the guitarist himself did in his 2014 autobiography: “...from blues cat to blues-jazz cat…from blues-jazz cat to jazz cat…from jazz cat to soul-jazz cat…and from soul-jazz cat to R&B-jazz cat.”

 

Ladysmith Black Mambazo plus support Muntu Valdo -  UK tour October/November 2022.

Friday, July 23, 2021

The South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo have re-scheduled their UK tour which will now take place in October and November 2022. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;

Ladysmith Black Mambazo tour 2022


LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
+ Muntu Valdo
New dates for October/November 2022


Bookings and more information: 
http://www.serious.org.uk/Mambazo

 

Tickets purchased for original dates remain valid.

 

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is one of the world’s greatest and most distinctive vocal groups. For sixty years the legendary a cappella male choir have invoked the soul of South Africa with their intricate rhythms and harmonies and powerful, uplifting songs.

 


‘Truly great singing, balancing soulful ballads and traditional dance songs with exquisite and perfectly timed harmony work’ (Guardian)

 


They shot to global stardom after featuring on Paul Simon’s Graceland album and have been touring the world ever since and have won five GRAMMY Awards.

 


‘With their cheeky scissor-kicks, Ladysmith Black Mambazo were pretty spry for a 60-year-old choral group. Their line-up has evolved but the South Africans’ close-knit harmonies are just as faultless as they were on Paul Simon’s Graceland, which brought them international fame.’ (★★★★☆ Telegraph)

 


For sixty years Ladysmith Black Mambazo has sung powerful, uplifting songs that emote the struggles and passion of South Africa. Nelson Mandela called Ladysmith “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors”. The group’s joyously energetic performance combines loud powerful choruses with softer, almost whispering, chants where voices blend harmoniously, and tightly choreographed dance moves.

 


‘Though they sing entirely a cappella, their songs have a rhythmic spring, and their dance moves are light-footed and elegant’ (Daily Telegraph)

 

 

‘It’s not just their sound but their look and their athleticism. They bounded on, promising an evening of “peace, love and harmony” from South Africa to the world and surely no one failed to pick up the joyous vibes as they sang and joshed with one another, and the audience.’ (★★★★☆ theartsdesk)

 


When Joseph Shabalala formed the group that became Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 60 years ago, he had a dream of a South Africa living in harmony. For all his life he created beautiful vocal music that came to speak to the whole world with a call for peace and love. Joseph retired in 2014 and handed leadership of Ladysmith Black Mambazo to his four sons Thulani, Msizi, Sibongiseni and Thamsanqa, who carry Joseph’s message into the future.


Thursday 13 October BRISTOL St George’s
Friday 14 October GUILDFORD G-Live
Saturday 15 October LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall (two shows)
Sunday 16 October BRIGHTON Theatre Royal
Thursday 20 October BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion
Friday 21 October LONDON Alexandra Palace 
Saturday 22 October SAFFRON WALDEN Saffron Hall
Sunday 23 October LONDON Richmond Theatre
Tuesday 25 October MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Thursday 27 October BIRMINGHAM Town Hall 
Saturday 29 October YORK Grand Opera House
Wednesday 2 November EDINBURGH Usher Hall

 

For information on all Serious shows please go to http://www.serious.org.uk

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 18/07/2021.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 18/07/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist

 

Now available at mixcloud.com/ukjazz and http://www.camp.fr


First broadcast July 18th


Marek Konarski
Cracovia + Helsinki
Konarski & Folks
Jazz Sound


Slowly Rolling Camera
You are the Truth
Where the Streets Lead
Edition


The Killing Popes
Hi Five
Ego Kills
Shhpuma


Hidden People
Bout de temps
La fête de la musique - Compilation 2021
Dur et Doux


Anthony Béard
Tarantules
La fête de la musique - Compilation 2021
Dur et Doux


Bululu
La Ruperta
Un Venezuela Imaginaire
ARFI


Danilo Gallo Dark Dry Tears
I can’t see you
A View through a Slot
Clean Feed


Stéphane Payen - The Workshop
Sabar Morphing
In and Out
Onze Heures Onze


Alistair Martin
W10 + Interlude 5
Oblivion
Unit Records

 

 

 

European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;
http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 3pm BST


Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

 

Pat Metheny announces new album “Side-Eye NYC” and world tour dates.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Guitarist and composer Pat Metheny will release the latest album from his Side-Eye project on 10th September 2021 followed by an extensive world tour from September 2021 to June 2022.

We have received the following press release;

PAT METHENY announces new album Side-Eye NYC and world tour dates


PAT METHENY ANNOUNCES SIDE-EYE NYC (V1.IV)
OUT 10 SEPTEMBER 2021 ON BMG MODERN RECORDINGS
AN EXCITING NEW RELEASE FEATURING THE 20-TIME GRAMMY WINNER WITH NEW YOUNG STARS


LISTEN TO ONE OF METHENY’S BRILLIANT AND EXPANSIVE NEW COMPOSITIONS FROM SIDE-EYE NYC.  PACKSHOT VIDEO HERE:  It Starts When We Disappear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSDaO1BLhqo


EXTENSIVE WORLD TOUR DATES UNVEILED INCLUDING UK DATE ON 12 JUNE 2022


“PAT METHENY IS STILL SEEKING BREATHTAKINGLY NEW VISTAS” - NPR, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED


Pat Metheny has unveiled the latest chapter in his wildly prolific career – SIDE-EYE, a new setting featuring the 20-time GRAMMY winner accompanied by a handpicked and rotating cast of players featuring some of the most exciting and innovative new musicians on the New York scene. The new album, SIDE-EYE NYC will be released on 10 September 2021 through BMG Modern Recordings. Recorded just before the pandemic, SIDE-EYE NYC deftly balances a mix of stunning new originals with inventive reworkings of some of Metheny’s most beloved compositions such as “Timeline,” which originally featured Metheny performing with fellow icons Michael Brecker and Elvin Jones. Now bringing that same unmistakable spirit to a new crop of players who grew up with his music as a part of their musical heritage, Metheny’s SIDE-EYE seamlessly flows in his usual genre-defying way from post-organ-trio grooves to expansive mini-suite forms to simply Metheny at his most rocking.


“It Starts When We Disappear” from SIDE-EYE NYC here: https://patmetheny.lnk.to/ItStartsWhenWeDisappear


Pre-order SIDE-EYE NYC here: https://patmetheny.lnk.to/SideEyeNYC


As is only fitting for a musician known for an extensive touring regime, Metheny has announced over 100 concerts world-wide to accompany the release of SIDE-EYE— returning to the road this fall and spanning well into 2022, with even more shows to be announced soon. As on the recording, the live version of SIDE-EYE will feature the phenomenally talented pianist/organist/keyboardist James Francies. The drum chair in SIDE-EYE has been filled to-date by some of the most exciting players around including Eric Harland, Anwar Marshall and most notably, Marcus Gilmore, who is spotlighted on the recording. The exciting young New Orleans drummer, Joe Dyson, will be featured in the upcoming live performances around the world.


SIDE-EYE NYC is the latest in an unmatched run of eclecticism from Metheny, whose most recent albums include From This Place, named Downbeat’s Jazz Record of the Year for 2020, and March 2021’s multi-movement classical guitar suite Road To The Sun - which the Wall Street Journal’s Allan Kozinn hailed as “beautifully nuanced” and “presenting significant additions to the solo, ensemble and transcription repertory.” This wide range of musical experimentation is of course nothing new for Metheny - he is in fact the only musician ever to win GRAMMY awards in twelve different musical categories. Widely sought out amongst sonic worlds for decades, his collaborators on past projects have included Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock and David Bowie.


SIDE-EYE NYC album tracklist:


It Starts When It Disappears

Better Days Ahead

Timeline

Bright Size Life

Lodger

Sirabhorn

Turnaround

Zenith Blues

 


SIDE-EYE TOUR DATES: Sept 2021 – June 2022


September 16, 2021 - Jazz Alley - Seattle, WA

September 17, 2021 - Jazz Alley - Seattle, WA

September 18, 2021 - Jazz Alley - Seattle, WA

September 19, 2021 - Jazz Alley - Seattle, WA

September 21, 2021 - Revolution Hall - Portland, OR

September 22, 2021 - Cascade Theater - Redding, CA

September 24, 2021 - Monterey Jazz Fest - Monterey, CA

September 25, 2021 - SFJazz Center Miner Auditorium - San Francisco, CA

September 26, 2021 - SFJazz Center Miner Auditorium - San Francisco, CA

September 27, 2021 - Crest Theater - Sacramento, CA

September 29, 2021 - Lobero Theatre - Santa Barbara, CA

September 30, 2021 - The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park - San Diego, CA

October 1, 2021 - Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine, CA

October 3, 2021 - Mesa Arts Center - Mesa, AZ

October 5, 2021 - Fox Tucson Theatre - Tucson, AZ

October 6, 2021 - National Hispanic Cultural Center - Albuquerque, NM

October 7, 2021 - Boulder Theatre - Boulder, CO

October 8, 2021 - Strings Music Pavilion - Steamboat Springs, CO

October 9, 2021 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO

October 11, 2021 - Lied Center Performing Arts - Lincoln, NB

October 12, 2021 - Pantages Theatre - Minneapolis, MN

October 14, 2021 - Pabst Theatre - Milwaukee, WI

October 15, 2021 - Thalia Hall (2 shows) - Chicago, IL

October 16, 2021 - Memorial Hall - Cincinnati, OH

October 17, 2021 -Orchestra Hall - Detroit, MI

November 4, 2021 - Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH

November 5, 2021 - State Theatre - Portland, ME

November 6, 2021 - Foxwoods- The Fox Theater -  Mashantucket, CT

November 7, 2021 - Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA

November 9, 2021 - Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT

November 11, 2021 - Keswick Theater - Glenside, PA

November 12, 2021 - State Theatre New Jersey - New Brunswick, NJ

November 13, 2021 - The Music Center at Strathmore - N Bethesda, MD

November 14, 2021 - Patchogue Theater of Performing Arts - Patchogue, NY

November 16, 2021 - Williams Center for the Arts - Easton, PA

November 18, 2021 - Kodak Theater - Rochester, NY

November 19, 2021 - Troy Music Hall - Troy, NY

November 20, 2021 - Academy of Music - Northampton, MA

February 3, 2022 - State Theatre - State College, PA

February 4, 2022 - Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News, VA

February 5, 2022 - Jefferson Center - Roanoke, VA

February 7, 2022 - Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Nashville, TN

February 8, 2022 - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium - Asheville, NC

February 9, 2022 - Carolina Theater - Durham, NC

February 11, 2022 - Blumenthal Knight Arts Theater - Charlotte, NC

February 12, 2022 - Variety Theater (2 Shows)  - Atlanta, GA

February 13, 2022 - UAB’s Alys Stephens Center - Birmingham, AL

February 14, 2022 - Charleston Music Hall - Charleston, SC

February 16, 2022 - Lyric Center - Stuart, FL

February 17, 2022 - Dr. Phillips Center - Orlando, FL

February 18, 2022 - Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall - Miami, FL

February 19, 2022 - Florida Theatre - Jacksonville, FL

February 20, 2022 - Capitol Theatre - Clearwater, FL

February 23, 2022 - One World Theater - Austin, TX

February 24, 2022 - One World Theater - Austin, TX

February 25, 2022 - Cullen Theater - Houston, TX

February 26, 2022 - Majestic Theatre- Dallas, TX

April 26, 2022 - Sono Centrum- Brno, Cz

April 27, 2022 - Wiener Konzerthaus- Vienna, Au

April 28, 2022 - MUPA - Budapest, Hgy

April 29, 2022 - Forum Karlin - Prague, Cz

May 1, 2022 - Alte Oper Erfurt - Erfurt, Gr

May 2, 2022 - Alte Oper - Frankfurt, Gr

May 3, 2022 - Tollhaus Karlsruhe - Karlsruhe, Gr

May 4, 2022 - Tonhalle Dusseldorf - Dusseldorf, Gr

May 6, 2022 - Grand Teatro Geox - Padova, It

May 7, 2022 - Teatro Alighieri -Ravenna, It

May 8, 2022 - Teatro Umberto Giordano - Foggia, It

May 9, 2022 - Auditorium Parco della Musica - Rome, It

May 11, 2022 - Auditorium Del Lingotto - Torino, It

May 12, 2022 - Teatro degli Arcimboldi - Milano, It

May 13, 2022 - Volkhaus - Zurich, Sw

May 14, 2022 - Philharmonie im Gasteig - Munich, Gr

May 15, 2022 - Philharmonic Luxembourg - Luxembourg

May 17, 2022 - Admiralspalast - Berlin, Gr

May 19, 2022 - Oetkerhalle Halle - Bielefeld, Gr

May 20, 2022 - Geblasehalle - Neunkirchen, Gr

May 21, 2022 - L’Olympia - Paris, Fr

May 22, 2022 - Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Bl

May 24, 2022 - Beethoven Saal - Stuttgart, Gr

May 25, 2022 - Konzerthaus Dortmund - Dortmund, Gr

May 27, 2022 - Haus Auensee - Leipzig, Gr

May 28, 2022 - Laeiszhalle - Hamburg, Gr

May 29, 2022 - De Roma - Antwerp, Bl

May 30, 2022 - Tivoli Vredenberg -  Utrecht, Hld

June 2, 2022 - Opera Nova - Bydgoszcz, Pl

June 3, 2022 - Opera Lesna - Sopot, Pl

June 4, 2022 - Palladium - Warsaw, Pl

June 6, 2022 - National Forum of Music - Wroclaw, Pl

June 7, 2022 - Centrum Spotkania Kultur - Lublin, Pl

June 8, 2022 - Church of St. Kolbe - Bielsko-Biala, Pl

June 9, 2022 - Kunsthaus Weiz - Weiz, Aus

June 12, 2022 - Hammersmith - London, UK

June 14, 2022 - Rocher de Palmer - Cenon, Fr

June 15, 2022 - Sala Mozart - Zaragoza, Sp

June 17, 2022 - Aud. Mar de Vigo - Vigo, Sp

June 18, 2022 - Botanical Garden - Madrid, Sp

June 19, 2022 - Teatro de la Maestranza - Seville, Sp

June 21, 2022 - Palau de la Musica - Barcelona, Sp

June 22, 2022 - Palau de les Arts - Valencia, Sp

 

K-Music 2021 - London’s Festival of Korean music returns this October & November.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

K-MUSIC 2021 - London’s Festival of Korean music returns to live stages this October & November. Press release, including full listings, attached.

We have received the following press release;


K-Music 2021 - London’s Festival of Korean music returns this October & November

 

K-MUSIC 2021 - London’s Festival of Korean music returns to live stages this October & November


Bookings: http://www.serious.org.uk/K-Music


Weds 6 Oct:  ADG7, Kings Place (Hall 1)


Sun 17 Oct:  KYUNGSO PARK & SOONA PARK with ANGHARAD JENKINS, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre


Fri 22 + Sat 23 Oct:  DONGYANG GOZUPA + SINNOI, The Coronet Theatre (Notting Hill)


Thurs 28 Oct:  BLACK STRING & NGUYÊN LÊ, Grand Junction Paddington


Sat 6 Nov:  DAL:UM, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre


Weds 17 Nov:  SOOJIN SUH COLORIS TRIO & CAMILLA GEORGE, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre (part of the EFG London Jazz Festival)


“South Korea is in the midst of a cultural golden age, so it is no surprise that K-Music 2020 had a superabundance of musical riches” SONGLINES


London’s Festival of Korean music returns this autumn for full-capacity live shows, bringing exciting new talent from Korea to venues across London. 


Internationally known and loved band ADG7 will open the festival – their explosive pop-rock cabaret and shamanic folk songs from western North Korea kicking off the rich and eclectic mix of concerts at K-Music 2021.


Next is a fascinating meeting between South and North Korea and Wales.  Kyungso Park and Soona Park, two gayageum masters (12-stringed zither), one rooted in the south and the other in the north of Korea, will perform together for the first time with Welsh fiddler and singer Angharad Jenkins for an intriguing encounter between Eastern and Western strings.


In a double bill, trio Dongyang Gozupa combine trail-blazing percussion with the yanggeum (metal-stringed zither) and quartet Sinnoi, featuring the extraordinary vocals of Bora Kim, perform their entirely unique sound by the melding of ancient shamanic music with minimalism, jazz and electronica.


K-Music favourite, Black String, return to London to mark their 10th anniversary with old friend, the masterful jazz guitarist Nguyên Lê, playing music from their highly-acclaimed collaborative album ‘Karma’ on ACT Records.


Working together with the National Theatre of Korea, K-Music presents duo Dal:um, who explore the ethereal soundscape of gayageum and geomungo (silk-stringed zither), and whose debut album ‘Similar and Different’ was released on Glitterbeat in June this year.


The final concert in the festival features one of Korea’s leading experimental drummers Soojin Suh leading her new trio Coloris and Nigerian-born, London-based saxophonist Camilla George as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.


ADG7 | Kings Place (Hall One) | Weds 6 October
ADG7’s powerful performances draw on the sacred shamanic and secular ritual music and folk songs of the Hwanghaedo region in western North Korea, adding elements of pop-rock and funk.  They are a nine-member band of flute, zithers, percussion and three sensational vocalists, “capable of powering a medium-sized city by charisma alone” (Songlines).  ADG7 will perform music from both their debut album ‘Ak Dan Gwang Chil’ and their recent album ‘Such is Life’. 
Hyun Soo Kim (daeguem/bamboo flute), Hyerim Park (ajaeng/zither), Meondongmaru Weon (gayageum), Hyang Hee Lee (saenghwang/free reed mouth organ), Hyunjun Chun, Jinyoung Sunwoo (percussion) and Hong Ok, Wol Seon, Meong Wol (vocals).
“‘Such is Life’ is a treat….one of the most imaginative albums of the year” SONGLINES
“A most astonishing show musically and immensely entertaining” Bob Boilen, NPR Music


Kyungso Park & Soona Park with Angharad Jenkins |Purcell Room | Sun 17 October
Gayageum master and composer Kyungso Park moves freely between Korean traditional and contemporary music, pushing boundaries in her many ground-breaking collaborations with artists around the world.  Since her debut as a soloist in 2008 she has been endeavoring to contemporize the long tradition of the gayageum, releasing seven albums, including Cosmo Breeze (2008), This Is Not Gayageum (Dung-tta, 2012), and The Most Beautiful Connection (2015). Here she returns to the festival to play for the first time with Welsh fiddler and singer Angharad Jenkins and gayageum player from North Korea, Soona Park.
Taught to play the gayageum by top traditional music masters in North Korea, Soona Park’s music is influenced by North and South Korea as well as Japan. She is known for her distinctive playing style: “based on a fast and dynamic sound ..characterised by flamboyant techniques” (Korea Art TV).
Composer and fiddle player Angharad Jenkins is from Mumbles, near Swansea in Wales.  She is a founding member of the folk group Calan and her highly innovative and experimental approach to music has also led to work with poets, artists and on theatre projects.  This meeting of Korean strings and Western fiddle promises to be enthralling.


Dongyang Gozupa + Sinnoi| The Coronet Theatre (Notting Hill) |Fri 22 + Thurs 23 October
Dongyang Gozupa (whose name translates as “eastern high frequency”) is a trio of percussion, bass and yanggeum.  They are a hard-hitting combination of progressive post-rock and the psychedelic possibilities of the yanggeum – an experience that is “intense, powerful, beautiful and colourful” (Womex).  Dohyuk Jang (percussion), Eunhwa Yun (yanggeum) and Minhwi Ham (bass).
The second half of the concert features Sinnoi, who bring together shamanic music, minimalism, jazz, electronic sound and pansori - melding deeply travelled resonances with the new. Led by the celestial vocals of Bora Kim, “her flawless voice gliding between the purest of high tones and animalistic growls” (Songlines), and joined by co-founder and renowned jazz bassist Wonsool Lee, Sinnoi has recently teamed up with new members: electronic sound artist and producer Go Dam and geomungo player Jeong-Seok Lee from Geomungo Factory, who stormed the first edition of the K-Music festival.
“just watch this unique band become a live and viral cult presence across the globe in the next decade…..and check their latest album ‘The New Path’ – I can’t stop listening to it”  Max Reinhardt (Soho Radio)


Black String & Nguyên Lê | Grand Junction Paddington | Thurs 28 October
ACT artists Black String performed at K-Music in 2011 and 2019 and their highly-acclaimed international debut ‘Mask Dance’ won a Songlines Music Award in 2018.  Masters of Korean traditional music combined with jazz and free improvisation, Black String return to the festival to celebrate their 10th anniversary and will be joined by French/Vietnamese jazz guitarist Nguyên Lê to perform music from their album, ‘Karma’.
Award-winning guitarist Nguyen Le has written movie scores and performed with John McLaughlin, Ornette Coleman, Dhafer Youssef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock and Korean singer Youn Sun Nah.  His collaborative albums include a personal version of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon as well as the award-winning Karma with Black String.
“Nguyên Lê is a masterful, inventive player who has cultivated a wholly unique voice on the instrument.  He ranks right up there with Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Mike Stern and Allan Holdsworth in the post Hendrix world of jazz guitar” (JazzTimes)


Dal:um | Purcell Room, Southbank Centre | Sat 6 November
K-Music joins forces with the National Theatre of Korea for the first time to present Dal:um, a musical duo featuring two zithers, the gayageum (played by Ha Suyean) and geomungo (played by Hwang Hyeyoung).  Despite their apparent similarity, the two instruments are different in structure, playing techniques and tone colour and Dal:um demonstrate this in creating music that is expansive and otherworldy – a compelling soundscape that treasures subtle dynamics and the space between the notes.  Their album ‘Similar & Different’ was released on Glitterbeat’s label imprint Tak:til earlier this year.
“A duo that starts with traditional instruments and ends with whole new ways of playing them ... Similar & Different is characterized by an uncluttered feel that really lets the instruments sing, and the immaculate recording allows space for the sound to resonate fully ... The overall effect is exhilarating.”  (**** New Internationalist)

 
       

Soojin Suh Coloris Trio & Camilla George | Purcell Room, Southbank Centre | Weds 17 November
Soojin Suh is one of Korea’s leading experimental drummers - she began studying music at the age of 5 and is a graduate of the City College of New York.  She has released four albums: ‘The Moon in Your Hand’, ‘Strange Liberation’, ‘Colorist’ and ‘Embrace’, and in April this year, ‘Roots to Branches’. Following her K-Music 2020 collaboration with fellow ECM artist Kit Downes, she and her Coloris trio now join up with London-based saxophone player, composer and improviser Camilla George for a truly unforgettable evening of sounds from across the globe.  Coloris work dynamically to blend their ‘melodic breath’, a principal concept from Korean traditional music, adding their arrangements and improvisations and using the pulse of the melody to take each player’s role beyond traditional composition.  Soojin Suh (drums), Young Hoo Kim (bass) and Jaehun Kang (piano).
MOBO-nominated Nigerian born saxophonist Camilla George fuses African and Western sounds to create a blend of Afrofuturism, hip hop and jazz.  A star of the renowned Jazz Jamaica, she has since gone on to release two albums to great critical acclaim: ‘Isang’ and ‘The People Could Fly’.  Her music is warm yet authoritative, relaxed yet imaginative.  This is the perfect place for a unique collaboration of Korea with the “the golden girl of jazz” (Evening Standard), performing within the EFG London Jazz Festival.


K-Music 2021 is produced and directed by the Korean Cultural Centre UK and Serious. For more Korea-related events visit http://www.kccuk.org.uk.


K-Music started in 2013. Check out a ‘Best of the K-Music Festival’ compilation: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Tc8cXGuz64GcO8RqHG5yN

 

New website for Ian Carr & Nucleus.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The music journalist Roger Farbey has launched an impressive new website dedicated to the music of the late trumpeter and composer Ian Carr (1933 - 2009) and his band, Nucleus.

Roger Farbey writes;


I have recently launched a new and much improved website for Ian Carr and Nucleus.


The link to the new website is here:


http://www.elasticjazz.wixsite.com/iancarrsnucleus

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita on UK Tour, November 2021.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Piano virtuoso Omar Sosa and kora master Seckou Keita celebrate the October 2021 release of their second CD, SUBA, by taking to the road in November on an eleven-date UK tour. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


OMAR SOSA & SECKOU KEITA announce SUBA UK tour in November 2021

 

Piano virtuoso Omar Sosa and kora master Seckou Keita celebrate the October 2021 release of their second CD, SUBA, by taking to the road in November on an eleven-date UK tour. The tour will be the first time the duo performs the album live and will also feature the inimitable Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles.


The tour kicks off on 17 November at LEEDS Howard Assembly Room and then goes on to OXFORD SJE Arts (18), EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL Queen Elizabeth Hall (19), CAERNARFON Galeri (20), MANCHESTER Stoller Hall (21), LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall (22), BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex (23), NOTTINGHAM Lakeside Arts (24), BRISTOL St George’s (25), CARDIGAN Mwldan (26) and SWANSEA Taliesin (27).


Tickets for all the shows are now on sale now direct from the tour venues.


Written and recorded in 2020 during the global lockdown, SUBA is a hymn to hope, to a new dawn of compassion and real change in a post-pandemic world, and a visceral reiteration of humanity’s perennial prayer for peace and unity.


The Atlantic Ocean separates Cuba and Senegal, the respective birthplaces of Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita, a distance diminished by their shared ancestral connection to Africa. When the pair first met in 2012, Seckou loved Omar for his musical spirituality, whilst Omar saw in Seckou a rare ability to collaborate but not lose his identity.


Sosa has released over 30 albums during an incredible career that has included nominations for seven Grammy or Latin Grammy awards, whilst Keita is a multi-award winner, most recently as the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year (2019).


SUBA means ‘sunrise’ in Mandinka, Keita’s native language, and sunrise is Seckou’s favourite time of day, a time of freshness and hope. “It was SUBA for many things”, says Seckou, “music, art, human beings, compassion, change.”


For Omar, the album is a heartfelt reiteration of humanity’s oldest prayer: “The concept of the record is peace, hope and unity. We try to give hope through music and tell people that we can be together.”


The eleven tracks that comprise SUBA are linked by common themes that are woven throughout the recording: the tracks tell of friendship and spiritual connection, of travel and loss, of hope and optimism, of dancing and the sea… and, of course, of a new sunrise.


SUBA is the sound of two musicians from disparate continents and traditions, coming together and really gelling. Their UK tour in November offers a rare type of musical magic. Between Africa and Cuba, a vast expanse of ocean. The kora scatters handfuls of light on the waves, the piano ploughs its furrow. Here, there, the dignity of a mellow, unhurried grace. Eyes shielded in a new morning. A new dawn. A new day.

 

TOUR PRODUCTION
The Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita UK tour is produced by Mwldan, Cardigan, Wales UK.


SUBA
SUBA is written and performed by Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita, and produced by Omar Sosa, Seckou Keita and Steve Argüelles. SUBA is released worldwide on 22 October 2021 in CD and digital formats on the bendigedig label.


BENDIGEDIG
SUBA is released on bendigedig (pronounced bendi-ged-ig), a label owned and managed in common partnership between Theatr Mwldan and ARC Music Productions International Ltd.

 

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announces 2021 Jazz schedule starting with Gregory Porter on 24th September.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is welcoming live, in-person jazz back to its stage throughout 2021 beginning with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter (Sep 24).

We have received the following press release;


HE NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (NJPAC) PRESENTS IN-PERSON, LIVE JAZZ PERFORMANCES STARTING SEPTEMBER 24TH WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING VOCALIST GREGORY PORTER
sponsored by TD Bank

 

“A little magic, a little mystery and a whole lot of great music!” - Christian McBride, NJPAC Jazz Advisor


An Evening with Gregory Porter (Sep 24)


“Salsa Meets Jazz” Starring Tito Nieves, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra (Sep 25)


Boney James (Oct 14)


Tierney Sutton + Ann Hampton Calloway (Oct 15)


Pedro Giraudo + Nimbus Dance (Nov 6)


Chaka Khan with Special Guest Leela James (Nov 6)


New Jersey Premiere of Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited (Nov 11)


Chris Botti (Nov 12)


Dianne Reeves and Artemis (Nov 13)


Dorthaan’s Place: Cyrus Chestnut (Nov 14)


10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (Nov 14)


Swingin’ at 96: Anat Cohen & The Newport All-Stars Salute George Wein (Nov 20)


Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas Live in Concert (Dec 9)

 

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is welcoming live, in-person jazz back to its stage throughout 2021 beginning with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter (Sep 24). The TD Jazz Series continues in the Fall with “Salsa Meets Jazz” (Sep 25), saxophonist Boney James (Oct 14), and vocal powerhouse duo Tierney Sutton and Ann Hampton Calloway (Oct 15). Celebrating its 10th anniversary is the annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival showcasing an all-star lineup of the country’s best musicians, held Nov 6-20, including the New Jersey premiere of Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited. Below is a complete schedule, along with information about the programs. For everything else, visit http://www.njpac.org/jazz

 

When: September 24-December 9, 2021


Where: NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey; a short walk from the Newark Penn Station stop by Newark-bound PATH Train or Amtrak.


Tickets: $29 and up. To purchase, contact NJPAC at 1.888.GO.NJPAC/1.888.466.5722 or visit http://www.njpac.org/jazz.

Health + Safety Protocols: NJPAC regularly updates its COVID protocols and procedures based on CDC, federal, state, city, and other scientific data. At this time, masks are recommended, but not required. Visit NJPAC.org for the most updated guidelines.

Artists and schedules are subject to change  

 


Fri 09.24 @ 8:00 p.m. An Evening with Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter (vocals)
Grammy award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter returns! Hot on the heels of his revelatory 2020 album, All Rise, he’s helping NJPAC welcome jazz back with his distinctive bone-deep baritone. If you’ve missed live music, this is one earth-rumbling, bone-shaking performance you absolutely can’t miss. Gregory Porter swings with all the earthy warmth of Nat King Cole, the soulful spirit of Stevie Wonder, and the poet’s truth of Bill Withers. Come experience “one of the most amazing singing voices you’ll hear on planet earth” (The Guardian). Tickets: $53.75-$103.75


Sat 09.25 @ 8:00 p.m. “Salsa Meets Jazz”
Tito Nieves (vocals)
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
In the best tradition of the venerated “Salsa Meets Jazz,” this all-star lineup features three of the greatest attractions in all of contemporary Afro-Latin music: 10-time Grammy Award-winning, hard-swinging virtuoso pianist Eddie Palmieri and his Salsa Orchestra, Puerto Rico’s celebrated son and “Pavarotti of Salsa” singer Tito Nieves best known for his version of Pete Rodriguez’s 1967 classic “I Like It Like That,” and storied bandleader and keyboardist Arturo O’Farrill (son of legendary Cuban musician Chico O’Farrill and heir to a great musical legacy) and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra who are fresh off of a 2021 Grammy win for Best Latin Jazz Album for Four Questions (Zoho Music). Tickets: $29-$89


Thu 10.14 @ 7:30 p.m. Boney James
Boney James (saxophone)
It’s smooth. It’s sultry. It’s got just the right amount of swagger. That’s the music of four-time GRAMMY® nominee and multi-platinum saxophonist Boney James. In June 2020, he released his 17th album, Solid. Solid follows his smash 2017 release Honestly which became his 11th #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album. Over the years, his soul- and R&B-infused style of jazz has earned Boney James four RIAA gold albums, a Soul Train Award and two NAACP Image Award nominations. Billboard named him one of the Top Three Contemporary Jazz Artists Of The Decade along with Kenny G and Norah Jones.  “I love playing live, maybe more than I ever did,” says James. “A lot of guys get tired of the traveling but it’s still a joy for me every time I go out there and play.” Tickets: $59-$99

Fri 10.15 @ 7:30 p.m. Tierney Sutton & Ann Hampton Callaway – In Technicolor
Tierney Sutton (vocals)
Ann Hampton Callaway (vocals)
Jazz queens Tierney Sutton and Ann Hampton Callaway join forces for the first time with a tribute to famous film music. Tierney (“a serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level” – The New York Times) and Callaway (“one of the best equipped jazz vocalists swinging today” – Chicago Tribune) will perform solos, duets and exciting new arrangements of songs you’re sure to remember from movies both classic and contemporary including, but not limited to: “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” “Blue Skies,” “As Time Goes By,” and “Windmills of Your Mind.” Tickets: $59-$69

 


Sat 11.06 @ 7:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Pedro Giraudo + Nimbus Dance
Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet:
Pedro Giraudo (bass, bandleader)
Nick Danielson (violin)
Rodolfo Zanetti (bandoneon)
Ahmed Alom (piano)
Based in Jersey City, N.J., the boundary-pushing, community-driven modern dance ensemble performs a special program as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival—including the world premiere of Raucous Caucus Tango, a collaboration with Latin Grammy Award-winning tango virtuoso Pedro Giraudo and his Tango Quartet. Giraudo is regarded as one of the most compelling tango artists today— an active cultural ambassador for the beautiful and passionate music of his native Argentina. This creative mash-up of bawdy storytelling, slapstick humor, and exquisite choreography pokes fun at our electoral process, set to the passionate, dramatic rhythms of Argentine tango. Tickets: $59


Sat. 11.06 @ 8:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Chaka Khan with Special Guest Leela James
Chaka Khan (vocals)
Leela James (vocals)
The reigning Queen of funk, soul, and R&B—and 10-time Grammy Award winner—Chaka Khan returns to NJPAC for what’s sure to be a classic concert, featuring such iconic hits as “I Feel for You,” “Through the Fire,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody” and others. “The influence of a vocal institution such as Chaka Khan never fades far from the minds of millions of fans… She makes each tune she touches a standout that is hard to resist, and even harder to forget.” (Soul Tracks)
Leela James first burst onto the scene with her 2006 debut album A Change is Gonna Come, introducing audiences to her considerable vocal chops and garnering nominations for Outstanding New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist of 2008 at the Soul Train Music Awards. For Leela, it’s always been about the soul. So much so that she was nicknamed Baby Etta as a little girl growing up in Los Angeles.  Along with Chaka Khan and Al Green, she counts Etta James among her vocal heroes and paid homage in 2012 by recording her album Loving You More…In the Spirit of Etta James. Leela’s influences run the gamut of vocalists from soul to funk, and jazz, and her interpretation of music touches on synesthetic. Tickets: $49-$119


Thu 11.11 @ 7:30 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: New Jersey Premiere of Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons
Christian McBride (bass, bandleader)
Sonia Sanchez (orator)
Willie Perdomo (orator)
John Murillo (orator)
Dion Graham (orator)
Christian McBride Big Band (line-up TBA)
Gospel choir (TBA)
NJPAC Jazz Advisor, bassist, composer, bandleader and Grammy Award winner Christian McBride has played everything from Monk to Funk. But this latest project is his most ambitious yet: The Movement Revisited, a full-length work for jazz orchestra, vocalists and orators, celebrating the great leaders of The Civil Rights Movement. The words—and the praises—of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama will be spoken and sung in this inspiring performance. Celebrating its New Jersey premiere, this all-encompassing work transcends the topical and the political and crosses into the realm of the spiritual, celebrating not just what it means to be Black in America but what it means to be human on this earth. Orators Sonia Sanchez, Willie Perdomo, John Murillo and Dion Graham will accompany the 18-piece Christian McBride Big Band, reading excerpts from The Movement Revisited. According to the Los Angeles Times, this is “a work that was admirable—to paraphrase Dr. King—for both the content of its music and the character of its message.”
Tickets: $29


Fri 11.12 @ 8:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Chris Botti
Chris Botti (trumpet)
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Tickets: $29-$79    

 

Sat 11.13 @ 8:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Dianne Reeves and Artemis
Dianne Reeves (vocals)
Artemis:
Renee Rosnes (piano)
Anat Cohen (clarinet)
Ingrid Jensen (trumpet)
Nicole Glover (saxophone)
Noriko Ueda (bass)
Allison Miller (drums)
Five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world, known for her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings. Among her many honors, she has received honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and the Juilliard School, and the NEA designated her a Jazz Master—the highest honor the United States bestows on jazz artists.
Hailing from America, Canada, Israel, Chile and Japan, Artemis is an international, multi-generational all-star group featuring jazz musicians Renee Rosnes (lives in West Orange, NJ), Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, Nicole Glover, Noriko Ueda & Allison Miller. It recently won Best New Artist by Jazz Times 2020 Reader’s Poll and Mid-Size Ensemble of the Year 2020 by Jazz Journalists Association. “Each individual member of this supergroup is a bona fide jazz titan,” says the President of Blue Note Records, Don Was. With passion, power and sensitivity, they create unforgettable performances of high-wire interplay and pure joy. Tickets: $29-$79

 


Sun 11.14 @ 11:00 a.m. + 1:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Dorthaan’s Place: Cyrus Chestnut
Cyrus Chestnut (piano)
NJPAC continues Dorthaan’s Place, its popular Sunday jazz brunch series curated by Newark’s First Lady of Jazz, Dorthaan Kirk. The series made its debut during NJPAC’s 2012-13 season and has grown ever since.  “The finest in jazz is on the menu…anticipation runs high at Dorthaan’s Place, whether you’re there for the music, the food, the scene, Dorthaan, or all of the above.” (All About Jazz)
This edition presents the piano stylings of Cyrus Chestnut, “the best jazz pianist of his generation” (Time). Taking a break from touring the world’s clubs, concert halls, and jazz festivals, he’ll stop by NICO Kitchen + Bar for a musical brunch that’s not to be missed. Learn why The New York Times calls Cyrus “a wildly imaginative improviser whose solos are free-associative delights, full of dark and swinging riffs, rumbling low notes, and splatters of upper register tickles.”
There are two brunch seatings: 11:00 a.m. (music begins at 11:30a.m.) and 1:00 p.m. (music begins at 1:30 p.m.). Tickets: $45

 


Sun 11.14 @ 3:00 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
Christian McBride (co-host, bass)
Dianne Reeves (co-host, vocals)
Steve Williams (judge)
Jazzmeia Horn (judge)
John Pizzarelli (judge)
Sheila Jordan (judge)
The divine Sarah Vaughan—Newark’s greatest musical gift to the world—got her start as the winner of a talent contest. Now, NJPAC honors her legacy every year with the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. For this special 10th anniversary of “The SASSY Awards,” jazz greats Christian McBride (NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor) and Dianne Reeves will both co-host and and perform as guest artists. This event offers outstanding jazz singers a one-of-a-kind platform for embarking on a career in the music business—and offers audience members a chance to discover the jazz stars of tomorrow. Gifted young contestants from around the world are evaluated on vocal quality, musicality, technique, performance, individuality, artistic interpretation, and ability to swing. The winner receives a $5,000 cash prize. Past winners include Cyrille Aimée, Jazzmeia Horn, Quiana Lynell, Laurin Talese, and more. Deadline for singers to enter is September 7, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information or to enter the competition, visit SarahVaughanCompetition.com. Tickets: $39

 

Sat 11.20 @ 7:30 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Swingin’ at 96: Anat Cohen and the Newport All-Stars Salute George Wein
Anat Cohen (saxophone, clarinet)
Christian McBride (bass)
Kenny Barron (piano)
Randy Brecker (trumpet)
Lewis Nash (drums)
Lew Tabackin (flute, tenor sax)
Peter Washington (bass)
This year’s TD Moody Jazz Festival will end with a stellar musical line-up honoring pianist and bandleader George Wein, who founded the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954. He went on to found the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1970 and was honored in 2015 with a Grammy Trustees Award for his festival-production work. Wein will be lauded with an all-star celebration led by musical director/contemporary swing saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen. The Newport Jazz All-Star lineup will pay tribute to Wein’s 65+ years of great jazz concerts and 96 years of living. This evening is sure to be one of the most memorable nights in Wein’s long and storied career and the history of jazz at NJPAC. Wein, universally is regarded as the single most significant producer and impresario jazz has ever known. Tickets: $59


Thu 12.09 @ 7:30 p.m. Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas Live in Concert
Jane Lynch (host, vocals)
Kate Flannery (vocals)
Tim Davis (vocals)
The Tony Guerrero Quintet
Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress Jane Lynch (Glee, Hollywood Game Night, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) is getting into the holiday spirit. Joined by her friends Kate Flannery (best known for her portrayal of “Meredith the Drunk” on NBC’s The Office) and Tim Davis (vocal producer for Glee), this festive concert includes fresh takes on classic Christmas carols and new nostalgia-inspired tunes. The bandleader, Tony Guerrero, fuses clever jazz arrangements with tight vocal harmonies performed by the jazz group, The Tony Guerrero Quintet. The show’s eponymous album A Swingin’ Little Christmas hit Billboard’s Top 10 Adult Contemporary chart. Tickets: On Sale July 18th  

 

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

 

“A Celebration of Keith Tippett” - Bristol,  1st and 2nd October 2021.

Monday, July 19, 2021

A series of live musical performances will take place at various venues in the city of Bristol to celebrate the life of the late pianist, composer, improviser, bandleader and educator Keith Tippett.

Promoter Ian Storror writes;

A Celebration of Keith Tippett


This project has again been in the pipeline for over a year since Keith passed away in June of 2020, we were hoping to make this happen on the first anniversary this June, but Covid put paid to that idea, so we have now settled on a date in the autumn.


The idea has blossomed & grown mainly due to the many many musicians who wanted to be part of the tribute to Keith’s life and work, so to accommodate as many as possible, we’ve made it a sort of mini-festival over 2 days with 4 events over that period.
The ‘We’ I referred too, are a collective of about 7 of us that have worked with Keith over the years, whether that was as musician, agent, fundraiser, promoter or publicist, but all friends who held him in the highest regard.
Each event/gig will have multiple performances; here is the line-up;

 


Friday 1 October 2021
The Rare Music Club (Revisited)
Bristol Beacon Foyer
Trenchard Street, Bristol. BS1 5AR
Tickets; £21.80 (inc’ booking fees)
https://bristolbeacon.org/shows/the-rare-music-club-keith-tippett-2021/
Please Note: This is an UN-reserved; part seated, part standing show
Because of the big line-up doors will be open from 6.30pm for 7pm start, the evening will finish around 10.15pm


On Fri 26 June 1992, in the friendly setting of the Malaap Club, (Indian restaurant & social club) in Stokes Croft, Bristol; Keith Tippett presented the first gig in a format which he devised, and, with the help of various enthusiasts, was repeated in several locations at various times for the rest of his life.
The Rare Music Club concept was simple: an informal club atmosphere; an egalitarian approach to musicians; and a triple bill evening with three areas of music: traditional/folk, contemporary 20th century classical and Jazz/improvised music, usually with members of Mujician as a resident band.
The list of musicians who played the RMC is a spectacular ‘who’s who’ of the musical territory it covered; Eliza Carthy, Stephan Hannigan, Chris Wood, Martin Carthy, Nancy Kerr, Ayub Ogada, Mairi ni Chathasaigh, Dave Swarbrick for the Folk world:
Contemporary Classical from; Thomas Ades, Mary Wiegold and The Composers Ensemble, Julian Jacobson, the Balanescu String Quartet, Philip Sheppard, David Le Page & Suzanne Stanzeleit:
With Jazz represented by the likes of; Mike Westbrook Trio, Derek Bailey, Satoko Fujii, Nana Tsiboe, Tobias Delius, Paul Rutherford, Howard Riley, Lol Coxhill, Julie Tippetts, Oren Marshall, Tony Levin, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers and of course Keith himself.


This night will try to replicate that unique experience with a great line-up:


Theo May’s Odd Unit (Jazz/Folk/World)
Theo May (Violin)
Gustavo Clayton-Marucci (Clarinets).
Ali Watson (Bass)
Reuben Goldmark (Piano)
Alex Temple-Heald (Drums)


David Le Page & Philip Sheppard (Contemporary Classical)
David Le Page (Violin)
Philip Sheppard (Cello)


Chris Wood (Folk/Acoustic)
Chris Wood (Guitar, Violin, Vox)


The Paul Dunmall Quartet (Free/Improvised jazz)
Paul Dunmall (Saxes, Clarinets, Bagpipes)
Philip Gibbs (Guitar)
Paul Rogers (Bass)
Tony Orrell (Drums)

 


Saturday 2 October 2021
Keith Tippett Celebration ‘All-dayer’
St. George’s
Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol, BS1 5RR
https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/event/a-celebration-of-keith-tippett/
There will be a series of double bill slots, covering the day from 12 lunchtime through to a big band finale at the end of the day.
Each of these gigs are separately ticketed, but there is a Saturday Day Ticket (£50) and a whole Weekend Ticket (£65) available as well, so check out either venue websites for those options


12 midday to 2pm


Matthew Bourne w/Glen Leach
Matthew will play solo and in duet with one of his talented pupils Glen Leach from Leeds college of music, using piano & keys in tribute to Keith, who Matthew dueted with, on his last few gigs

Julie Tippetts & Maggie Nicols
Keith’s life partner and long time collaborator, his wife; Julie Tippetts teams up with their friend and serial collaborator Maggie Nicols, to perform accapella vocal duets in tribute to “their pianist” Keith Tippett


Tickets £15.75 (inc’ booking fee)
https://bristolbeacon.org/shows/matthew-bourne-glen-leach-julie-tippetts-maggie-nicols/

 


4pm to 6pm


‘From Granite to Wind’ Septet
Ben Waghorn (Saxes)
Kevin Figes (Saxes)
James Gardiner Bateman (Saxes)
Jake McMurchie (Saxes)
Jim Blomfield (Piano)
Al Swainger (Bass)
Tony Orrell (Drums)
Along with Ben Waghorn and James Gardiner-Bateman, saxophonist Kevin Figes was part of the original octet which recorded Keith Tippett’s From Granite To Wind in 2011. Revisiting the music for this special event, Kevin has enlisted a line-up of well-known players from in and around Bristol.


Double ‘Dreamtime’
Gary Curson (Saxes)
Paul Dunmall (Saxes)
Jim Dvorak (Trumpet/Flugelhorn)
Kevin Davy (Trumpet/Flugelhorn)
Alan Tomlinson (Trombone)
Richard Foote (Trombone)
Roberto Bellatalla (Bass)
Paul Rogers (Bass)
Jim Le Baigue (Drums)
Mark Sanders (Drums)
Over the years Dreamtime has existed in several different forms. For this special tribute to their erstwhile pianist, Keith
This is a ten-piece line up of Dreamtimers past and present. Their music contains worldwide influences, but the focus is always towards playing joyously.
The membership of Dreamtime is part of a huge network of musical inter-relationships, with Keith Tippett himself and especially with the bands he was part of, associated with the South African exiles who sought refuge in the UK; such as the Brotherhood of Breath, Louis Moholo’s Viva la Black and The Dedication Orchestra.


These two bands make for a cracking double header
Tickets £21 (inc’ booking fee)
https://bristolbeacon.org/shows/from-granite-to-wind-septet-double-dreamtime/

 


8pm to 10.30pm


The Paul Dunmall 4-tet
Paul Dunmall (Saxes, Clarinets, Bagpipes)
Paul Rogers (Bass)
Liam Noble (Piano)
Mark Sanders (Drums)                                   
Although there can be no way of the two Paul’s;  Dunmall & Rogers replicating the three decades of unique improvisation they shared with the late lamented Tony Levin and Keith Tippett in Mujician, this quartet brings them the opportunity to explore two other close musical relationships in the same spirit of freedom, empathy and mutual understanding.


The Keith Tippett Celebration Orchestra
Ben Waghorn (Saxes)
Kevin Figes (Saxes & Musical Director)
James Gardiner Bateman (Saxes)
Jake McMurchie (Saxes)
Gethin Liddington (Trumpet)
Pete Judge (Trumpet)
Andy Hague (Trumpet/Flugelhorn)           
Jim Dvorak (Trumpet/Flugelhorn)
Alan Tomlinson (Trombone)
Richard Foote (Trombone)
Gareth Roberts (Trombone)
Oren Marshall (Tuba)
Jim Blomfield (Piano)
Riaan Vosloo (Bass)
Tony Orrell (Drums)
Miles Levin (Drums)
As a fitting finale in tribute to Keith and a celebration of his life and work, Kevin Figes (MD) has assembled this unique big band, a format that Keith loved and for which he composed some of his most memorable and anthemic works.
The Celebration Orchestra brings together many of the musicians who played with Keith in large ensembles and will feature music from his original charts (including Centipede’s Septober Energy) as well as some of his arrangements for The Dedication Orchestra. There may also be a few ‘interlopers’ joining in from foreign fields for this rave up….
WOW, two great line-ups to finish
Tickets £26.25 (inc’ booking fee)
https://bristolbeacon.org/shows/the-paul-dunmall-quartet-the-keith-tippett-celebration-orchestra/

 

 

The Destroyers - forthcoming live shows.

Monday, July 19, 2021

The Birmingham jazz / folk collective The Destroyers have a number of live shows lined up in the coming months. Schedule attached.

Upcoming Gigs

 

Friday 30th July - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

 

Saturday 4th September - Lindisfarne Festival

 

Friday 10th September - Peaky Blinders BCLM (Black Country Living Museum)

 

Saturday 11th September - Peaky Blinders BCLM

 

Friday 17th September - Peaky Blinders BCLM

 

Saturday 18th September - Peaky Blinders BCLM

 

Friday 24th September - Peaky Blinders BCLM

 

Saturday 25th September - Peaky Blinders BCLM

 

Friday 29th October - Aldershot West End Centre

 

Saturday 6th November - Hootenanny, Brixton

 

Friday 12th November - Peaky Blinders BCLM

 

Saturday 13th November - Peaky Blinders BCLM

 

https://www.thedestroyers.co.uk/

Derby Jazz - three summer gigs at the new Derby Market Place Marquee.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Derby Jazz is presenting three performances at the new marquee in Derby Market Place. The featured artists are Tony Kofi, Alison Rayner and Phil Robson.

From the Derby Jazz website;
https://www.derby-jazz.co.uk/

Derby Jazz
Tony Kofi: Inside Straight
The Market Place
Sat 24 Jul
Tickets: £16
One of the UK’s finest saxophonists, Tony Kofi has worked internationally with the world’s best including the World Saxophone Quartet, Abdullah Ibrahim’s Ekaya, Ornette Coleman and more.
Now Derby Jazz have teamed him up with some of the finest jazz musicians in the East Midlands to create a quintet playing Cannonball Adderley tunes. Under Tony’s leadership Inside Straight will be playing music from the later years of Adderley’s career, such as Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Jazz Samba, Country Preacher and of course, Inside Straight.
Featuring Gemma Fuller on trumpet, Andrew Wood on drums, Matt Ratcliffe on keyboards and bassist Martin Spencer.
Book Tickets
https://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/tony-kofi-inside-straight/

 

21st August 2021 8:00pm
ARQ Alison Rayner Quintet
FREE Under 16 with a paying adult £0.00
  Standard £16.00
ARQ Bassist & composer Alison Rayner’s award-winning quintet combine richly nuanced compositions, rhythmic interplay and folk-infused melodies; this, along with their love of improvisation, creates a strong sense of narrative and cinematic quality. ARQ play ‘songs without words’ and are lauded for their vibrant, communicative performances.
Awards
★ Ivor Novello Composer Awards 2019 for ‘There is a Crack in Everything’ from Short Stories
★ Ensemble of the Year Winners Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018
★ Best Small Group Public Vote winners British Jazz Awards 2018
‘A celebration of life itself.’  LondonJazzNews
‘Purposeful, full-toned and melodic…a beautifully integrated band.’ The Observer
‘Inventive, vibrantly colourful and unfailingly melodic.’ thejazzmann.com
‘A series of vivacious musical adventures.’ BBC Music Magazine
Lineup
  Buster Birch Drums
  Diane McLoughlin Saxophones
  Deidre Cartwright Guitar
  Steve Lodder Piano
  Alison Rayner Bass
Book tickets https://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/arq-alison-raynor-quartet/

 

25th September 2021 8:00pm
  FREE Under 16 with a paying adult £0.00
  Standard £16.00
PHIL ROBSON’S ORGAN TRIO
Phil Robson is back in town. He managed to get out of New York just before COVID struck, as luck had ithe was in Ireland at the time and he stayed over. The concept of an organ trio has always been close to Phil Robson’s heart. One of his first professional gigs was with the great American organist “Big” John Patton, but that was a long time ago. Since then Phil has developed his own, unique take on this great tradition and he joined forces with the Hammond virtuoso Ross Stanley and the inspiring and powerful drummer Gene Calderazzo to form this brand new, all-star band.
“This was a blast! Three superb players bringing the organ trio into the 21st Century” Bebop Spoken Here
“British guitar phenomenon Phil Robson hardly needs any introduction, save that his new musical departure is realised by an organ trio offering a smörgåsbord of exciting and imaginative compositions.” All About Jazz
Lineup
  Phil Robson Guitar
  Ross Stanley Organ
  Gene Calderazzo Drums
Book tickets https://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/phil-robson-organ-trio/

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 11/07/2021.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 11/07/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist

 


First broadcast last Sunday and now available at any time at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz and Camp Radio


Odd Brew
Yläkaupungin jytä
Kummapaahtoa
Eclipse Music


Joshua Cavanagh-Brierley
You can’t Whistle a Haircut
Joy in Bewilderment
Ubuntu


Tassos Spilitopoulous
Solitude
Solitude(EP)
Bandcamp


Charlotte Keefe
OM
Right Here, Right Now
Discus


Maridalen
Vals fra Bjølsen
Maridalen
Jazzland


Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra.
The Goose
Tales from the Jacquard
Whirlwind


Nathaniel Cross
Charge it to the Game
The Description Is Not The Described
First Word Records


Claus Waidtlow
Round and Round
Between Below
self

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 3pm BST

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

 

Six New Trustees join the Jazz North board.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Jazz North has announced the appointment of six new trustees joining its board. The new members will help Jazz North shape the future of the organisation as it navigates a new landscape for live music

We have received the following press release;

SIX NEW TRUSTEES JOIN THE JAZZ NORTH BOARD


Jazz North is excited to announce the appointment of six new trustees joining its dynamic board; musicians Perrilena Alleyne Hughes, Richard Henry, Jilly Jarman and Dennis Rollins, Web Developer and CMS specialist Jeni Tehan and Communications Consultant Jon Beck. The new trustees will help Jazz North shape the future of the organisation as it navigates a new landscape for live music.


Dennis Rollins said;
“I’m extremely excited to be appointed as a Trustee Board Member of Jazz North. As a musician and educator, I’m looking forward to being a part of a team dedicated and focused in making a difference to the lives of young musicians.”


Trustees will join at an important time for the organisation, which has worked hard to support musicians and promoters throughout the pandemic, moving many of its career development activities, networking meetings and one to monitoring sessions online, and offering financial support packages and emergency funding advice to musicians and promoters.


Simon Ryder, Vice Chair said;
“I am delighted that we have been able to appoint six Trustees of such high calibre who will bring a wide range of skills, perspectives and lived experience to further strengthen our board at this pivotal time for the jazz sector. We understand that the challenges we all face right now will have long term consequences for musicians, promoters and venues and our new Trustees will help to transform our work.”


CEO Lesley Jackson said;
“Alongside the challenges created by the pandemic, we also recognise that the jazz industry has a long way to go to become a truly diverse and inclusive sector. I am looking forward to working with our new Trustees to develop new plans and initiatives that will grow our reach, develop new partnerships and ensure that we are an organisation that stands up to inequality, invests in diversity and makes real change.”


The appointments, which will double the size of the Jazz North Board, were made after Jazz North adapted its recruitment process and enlisted the support of Black Lives in Music to help promote the vacancies. The new appointees join the other members of the Board of Trustees: Chair – Debra King; Simon Ryder; Alexander Douglas; Dafydd Williams; Craig Chapman and Neil Dutton.

 


Jazz North is the jazz development agency in the north funded by Arts Council England as a sector support organisation. Established in 2012 with a ground-breaking approach to supporting and nurturing jazz across the north, it uses the power of collective partnership working to build networks between musicians, educators, promoters, and venues, to grow audiences for jazz and to inspire children and young people to make music.


Dennis Rollins MBE is an award-winning trombone player, bandleader and educator, who has established a reputation as an artist of excellence and has lent his unique and stylish talents to some the world’s top jazz and pop personalities including Courtney Pine, Maceo Parker, Jamiroquai, US3, The Brand New Heavies, Blur, Monty Alexander, Pee Wee Ellis and Jean Toussaint. Working as a solo artist, he has recorded five critically acclaimed albums. Three with his award-winning band Badbone & Co and two with his progressive jazz organ-trio, Velocity Trio. Dennis is currently composing music for his sixth album release with his brand new FUNKY-FUNK! groove ensemble. https://www.dennisrollins.com/


Jeni Tehan is a freelance web developer and Director of Delicious Creative, specialising in Drupal website development and maintenance. Alongside 20 years of web development, her professional experience also includes audio and video production, public relations, copywriting, and graphic design. Born in the USA, Jeni moved to Liverpool in 2006 and, as Trustee of Liverpool Pride, she helped to organise and deliver the city’s first official LGBT+ Pride Festival in Liverpool in 2010. An enthusiastic hobbyist musician with a passion for jazz, ska, and reggae, Jeni plays guitar, keyboards, and tenor saxophone.


Jilly Jarman is a music director, composer, jazz musician, and a multi-instrumentalist who works with schools and youth, adult community groups on songwriting and performance projects. She uses improvisation as a way for the individual voice to be heard and celebrated within a cooperative group setting. She is founder and Creative Director of BlueJam Arts in Penrith, Cumbria and enjoys collaborating with other artists and organisations. Currently she is establishing a network of Improv Choirs in England and Scotland, recording her songs with a new electronic jazz trio, and devising gamelan, samba and jazz performances for when music comes live again. http://www.jillyjarman.co.uk/ 


Jon Beck is a passionate jazz fan, amateur musician, and founder and Managing Director of Anthemis Consulting Ltd, a healthcare communications consultancy. Before founding Anthemis Consulting, Jon served on several of Unilever’s global brand teams where he worked on product innovation. Prior to moving into industry, Jon held postdoctoral fellowships in the field of physiology in the UK, US, and Canada and was an honorary lecturer at Manchester University. Jon is an experienced charity trustee and is currently Vice Chair of East Cheshire H​ospice where he helped develop a five-year strategy culminating in new services. Jon was chair of Bollington Festival, a charitable, volunteer led festival, for nine years.


Perri Alleyne-Hughes is a singer-songwriter, choral arranger & composer, writer, and actor. Perri was the Musical Director for Sense of Sound Singers leading the choir in collaborations with artists as diverse as Damon Albarn (Blur), Brian Eno, Massive Attack, Paco Pena, and Neil Campbell, and through major competitions on BBC TV and radio. She is a retired secondary school teacher of Maths and Biology and later, Performing Arts. She had several other leadership roles within school over the years including Year Head, Numeracy Across the Curriculum Coordinator, (Acting) Head of Maths and was the only black role model available to her students for the majority of her teaching career.


Richard Henry was born in Sheffield and is a specialist bass trombonist and versatile multi-instrumentalist who is very much in demand for both live and recorded projects in pop, jazz, theatre, film, and classical contemporary music. Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Hermeto Pascoal, Carla Bley, Stephen Warbeck, George Michael, Little Mix and Dame Shirley Bassey are just some of the artists Richard has worked for, demonstrating a wide range of trombone playing styles. He is Professor of trombone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (jazz dept), Bass trombone - London Jazz Orchestra, Musician at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Member of the Chineke! Orchestra. https://richardhenrytrombone.com/


Black Lives in Music addresses the current inequality of opportunity for black people aspiring to be artists or professionals in the jazz and classical music industry. Black Lives in Music believes in real equality for Black people to learn musical instruments at grassroots level and to allow them to pursue and realise their musical ambitions. https://blim.org.uk/

 

http://www.jazznorth.org


Jazz North is a Company Limited by Guaranteed registered in England and Wales no. 08401690 Charity No. 1166241 Registered Office: 30 Tennyson Avenue, Campsall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, DN6 9NL

Annette Gregory - “Jazz & Me” Tour 2021.

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Vocalist and promoter Annette Gregory will be touring with her Arts Council England supported "Jazz & Me" show during the summer of 2021 with a number of festival appearances scheduled. Details att.

Annette Gregory writes;


Jazz & Me Details


Annette’s successful Ella tour, Ladies of Jazz tour, has proven her jazz credentials. Annette will be bringing some original songs, created during the lockdown in celebration of her mother. 


Annette wants to share her musical heritage of reggae and soul music, Giving some of her favourite songs a jazz feel, but still leaving room for those classic jazz standards.


Annette would love for you to come and share the delights of Jazz music with her.


Dates:


10th July Guildford Fringe Festival


24th July Buxton Fringe Festival


30th July Ventnor Fringe Festival


27th August Shaftesbury Fringe Festival


26th September Liverpool Fringe Festival


LINKS:


website: https://www.annettegregory.info


https://twitter.com/annetteginfo


https://facebook.com/page/annettegregorymusic


https://www.instagram.com/annettegregory.offical

 

Kidderminster Jazz Club


https://www.kidderminsterjazzclub.co.uk


https://www.facebook.com/page/@kidderminsterjazzclub


https://www.twitter.com/@kidderminsterj2

 

Scottish Awards for New Music - 2021 winners announced.

Thursday, July 08, 2021

The winners of the Scottish Awards for New Music 2021 have been announced, including Liam Shortall of corto.alto, winner of the Mark McKergow Award for Innovation in Jazz.

We have received the following press release;

WINNERS ANNOUNCED


SCOTTISH AWARDS FOR NEW MUSIC 2021
http://www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2021/


The winners of the 2021 Scottish Awards for New Music were announced during an online ceremony streamed live from the RSNO Centre, Glasgow on the evening of Wednesday 7 July.


Hosted by internationally acclaimed Scottish-based opera star, Andrea Baker, the Awards celebrated the outstanding variety and vibrancy of Scotland’s contemporary music scene. The online ceremony also featured a performance from Nordic Viola, a.k.a. RSNO violist Katherine Wren, which included Eddie McGuire’s Legend, written for the late Jimmy Durrant.


Chosen by a panel of key figures in the music world, the shortlist and winners were picked from an inspiring array of innovative, experimental, and ground-breaking work, which was all the more remarkable, given how challenging the year has been for everyone.


Liam Shortall of corto.alto said:
“It’s a real honour to win the Mark McKergow Award for Innovation in Jazz at this year’s Scottish Awards for New Music. It’s an especially wonderful surprise, considering the high quality of the other nominated projects. There is so much exciting jazz being created in Scotland at the moment, and it is great to see New Music Scotland acknowledging this rich, world-class scene. Live from 435 was a year-long release series in which I released a new single and live session video
every third Friday for a year. It featured many guests from across the UK and beyond, including Soweto Kinch, Johnny Woodham, Luca Manning and Anoushka Nanguy.”


The winners for each category are as follows:


Good Spirits Co Award for Innovation in New Traditional Music
− WINNER: The Declaration: GRIT Orchestra
− My Light Shines On: Aidan O’Rourke with Brìghde Chaimbeul, Bashir Saade, Rachel Sermani and
Graeme Stephen/Edinburgh International Festival
− Down the Line: Alastair Savage and Charli Ashton


Award for Large Scale New Work (11+ performers), sponsored by PRS for Music
− WINNER: Above the Stars: Aileen Sweeney
− Pharmakeia: James Dillon
− This Departing Landscape: Martin Suckling
− Night Thoughts: Matthew Whiteside
− Vigil I: Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade


Mark McKergow Award for Innovation in Jazz
− WINNER: Corto Alto: Liam Shortall
− Deepening the River: Paul Towndrow
− Playtime


Award for Installation/Sound Art/Electroacoustic New Work
− WINNER: these bones, this flesh, this skin: Martin Suckling with Joan Clevillé and Genevieve Reeves
− Be Mine in Patience: an embrace in B Minor – Michael Begg
− Cheap Emotions: Darlene Zarabozo
− Stolen Voices: Rebecca Collins


The ISM Award for New Music in Covid Times
− WINNER: Lochan Sketches: Nevis Ensemble
− Distant Duets: Drake Music Scotland/Tinderbox Collective
− Be Mine in Patience: an embrace in B minor – Michael Begg
− Covid-19 Sound Map: Pete Stollery


Locavore Award for Environmental Sustainability
− WINNER: Scottish Classical Sustainability Group: Nevis Ensemble/Scottish Ensemble/various
− Let Them Not Say: Chris Hutchings/Choirs for Climate
− Lochan Sketches: Nevis Ensemble


Award for the Recording of New Music sponsored by VoxCarynx
− WINNERS: David Fennessy: Letters and The Night With…Live Vol. One
− Erocean: LivMassive and Hessian Renegade
− From Ocean’s Floor: Linda Buckley


The Dorico Award for Small/Medium Scale Work, sponsored by Steinberg
− WINNER: Plastica: Edwin Hillier
− Reflecting Instruments: David Horne
− High Energy Music: Nora Marazaite
− Archipelago: transmissions between islands – Lisa Robertson


The Dorico Award for Solo Work, sponsored by Steinberg.
− WINNER: Skydance: Ailie Robertson
− Her Lullaby: Martin Suckling
− Curious-er: Sonia Allori
− Omanjana: Simon Thacker


The SMIA Award for Creative Programming
− WINNER: 2020 programme: Scottish Ensemble
− Sonic Bites: Cryptic
− Breathe and Draw: Nevis Ensemble/Alex Ho
− Sound Festival 2020: Sound Scotland


The RCS Award for Education/Community Project
− WINNER: StAMP: Wallace Collection/St Andrew’s University
− Intersections: Exploration 2020
− Sonic Bothy


EVM Award for New Music in Media
− WINNER: Sayo: Luci Holland
− The Trial of Alex Salmond: Francis Macdonald
− Henry Glassie Field Work: Linda Buckley


The RCS Award for Making It Happen
− WINNER: Aileen Sweeney and Ben Eames: Ear to the Ground
− Ollie Hawker: The Owen Wilson Elegies
− Rufus Isabel Eliot: OVER / AT


The Awards are created by New Music Scotland with support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund. Award sponsors include Dorico Steinberg, PRS for Music, The Good Spirits Co, Mark McKergow, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, EVM, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Locavore, VoxCarynx, the Scottish Music Industry Association, and the Musicians’ Union.


SCOTTISH AWARDS FOR NEW MUSIC 2021
Watch the 2021 Scottish Awards for New Music via the New Music Scotland website:
http://www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2021/


Follow us:
Facebook - http://facebook.com/newmusicscot/
Twitter - @scotnewmusic
Instagram - newmusicscotland

 

• These are the fifth annual Scottish Awards for New Music. The inaugural Awards were in 2017.


• Profiles of the winning entries are now available on New Music Scotland’s website.


• New Music Scotland added two new awards for 2021: New Music for Media, which focuses on music written for film, TV and computer games; and The ISM Award for New Music in Covid Times.


• New Music Scotland is a network of composers, performers, programmers, producers, educators, funders and audience. NMS facilitates the creation, production and promotion of experimental, innovative and imaginative new music. We believe that new music comes from many different cultural traditions and musical practices; what brings us all together is our passion for and belief in the intrinsic value of new music creation for individuals and society as a whole.


• Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and The National Lottery. Further information at http://www.creativescotland.com.
Follow Creative Scotland on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


• The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) is a not-for-profit trade body and membership organisation which exists to strengthen, empower, and unite Scotland’s music industry. As a Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisation (RFO), we work to create and nurture an inclusive membership community which reflects the full spectrum of Scotland’s music industry. We give voice to our membership when speaking to Government, Parliament and development organisations, and we both produce and support projects and programmes that stimulate sustainability, domestic and international growth, development and innovation in Scotland’s music sector. Our services, projects and events are designed to strengthen and increase the value of Scotland’s music industry on the world stage: economically, socially and culturally.


For further information on the SMIA and its services, projects and events please visit http://www.smia.org.uk

 

Keep up to date with the SMIA across our social media channels – Twitter: twitter.com/TheSMIA |
Facebook: facebook.com/TheSMIA | Instagram: instagram.com/the_smia


• The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK’s professional body for musicians. They support almost 11,000 members across the UK and Ireland with legal advice and representation, comprehensive insurance and specialist services. ISM members come from all areas of the music profession and from a wide variety of genres and musical backgrounds. They campaign tirelessly in support of musicians’ rights, music education and the profession as a whole.


• Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Like Nowhere Else
• Established in 1847
• Specialist teaching across music, drama, dance, production, film and education
• The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a world top three destination to study the performing arts (QS World University Rankings 2021)
• Scotland’s national conservatoire takes the number one spot for arts, drama and music education in the Complete University Guide 2022
• More than 1200 students from more than 60 countries
• Partnerships with national artistic companies
• One of Scotland’s busiest arts venues with 600+ performances each year (pre-pandemic)
• More than 3,000 students are taught every year through the Junior Conservatoire and Short Courses, as well as national Fair Access programmes
• Download the prospectus


• Steinberg is known the world over for its music and audio software and hardware solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post-production and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy and Oscar award-winning composers, engineers and producers. The company also offers business customers license management and copy-protection systems. Visit http://www.steinberg.net for further details.


• Dorico is the next-generation scoring software from Steinberg that saves you time. It helps you to write music notation, automatically producing printed results of exceptional quality – and plays it back with breath taking realism. It is easy enough for anyone to learn, yet has hundreds of advanced notations, features, options and sounds to satisfy even the most demanding professionals. Visit http://www.steinberg.net/dorico for further details.


• VoxCarnyx is a platform, created by experienced writers and critics Keith Bruce and Ken Walton, for the latest news, reviews, interviews, and features aimed at providing a lively and authoritative online destination for all lovers and supporters of Scotland’s intrepid classical and opera scene.
https://voxcarnyx.com/

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 04/07/2021.

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 04/07/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist


Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz and on Camp Radio


Simon Moullier
Countdown
Countdown
Fresh Sounds


Magnus Skaug
The School Anthem +A Reveal
Anthems Vol 1
Øra Fonogram


Alex Western-King
Disorder reorder
Sideslip
Ubuntu


Aki Rissanen
Bonfire Ballet
Divided Horizon
Edition


Eric Plandé
Beyond Dreams
Beyond Dreams
Leo


Bloom Effect
Herbst-Zeit-Lose
The Way Out In
Leo


Antongiulio Foti
Elastic Bands
Hold Fast
Alfa Music


Clément Janinet
Gigue avec Steve
La Litanie des Cimes
Gigantonium


Tomáš Liška & Invisible World
Hope
Hope
bandcamp

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 3pm BST

 

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Butcher Brown - #KingButch European Tour, October 2021.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

The American quintet Butcher Brown will be touring extensively in Europe during October 2021 in support of their new album ' #KingButch'. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


BUTCHER BROWN


#KINGBUTCH TOUR 2021 !

 

Heirs of Herbie Hancock Head Hunters band, Weather Report or Roy Hargrove’s amazing RH Factor project, Butcher Brown pleases us with an European tour next fall to finally celebrate their #KingButch project ! 


Faithful to their original influences – fusion music between contemporary hip-hop, jazz and 70’s funky groove, Butcher Brown keeps up with powerful original statement that reaches across divisions of genre, generation, ethnicity, and geography.  Playing the balance between a raw energy and a delicate sophistication, improvising with a nervous and sensual jazz style, their latest album (released on Concord Jazz Records) #KingButch is a balance of stylistic flavors—polished and raw, urban and country, North and South—offering a fluid, feel-good sonic journey.


EU 2021 TOUR :


7.10 : Ubu, Rennes (FR)


8.10 : Mondriaan Jazz Festival, Den Haag (NL)


10.10 : Jazz Tibet Club, Pragua (CZ)


11.10 : Palác Akropolis, Olomuc (CZ)


12.10 : Koncertní sál Bohuslava Martinů, Trutnov (CZ)


13.10 : Nancy Jazz Pulsation, Nancy (FR)


14.10 : La Nef, Angoulême (FR)


15.10 : New Morning, Paris (FR)


16.10 : Biko, Milano (IT)


17.10 : Expo, Cagliari (IT)


19.10 : Stockholm Jazz Festival, Stockholm (SE)


20.10 : JC Kubiek Eeklo, Mechelen (BE)


21.10 : BIRD, Rotterdam (NL)


23.10 : Ronnie Scott’s, London (ENG)


25.10 : Badehaus, Berlin (DE)


28.10 : NueJazz Festival, Nurnberg (DE)


29.10 : Lovelee, Amsterdam (NL)


30.10 : So What’s Next Festival, Eindohven (NL)

 

PRESS;


“Butcher Brown show us their most beautiful side” (SOUL BAG)


“With “#Kingbutch” Butcher Brown climb up with the groove” (FIP.FR)


“#KingButch warms our bodies and hearts” (JAZZ MAGAZINE)


“Butcher Brown goes deeper than retro.” (BANDCAMP)


https://butcherbrown.com/

 

EFG London Jazz Festival 2021 - new shows announced.

Monday, July 05, 2021

The second wave of artists scheduled to appear at the 2021 EFG London Jazz Festival has been announced. Events take place 12th - 21st November. Press release including full details attached.

We have received the following press release;


EFG London Jazz Festival - new shows announced

 

Today we are proud to reveal the second wave of artists joining us for the 29th EFG London Jazz Festival. The line-up includes global jazz stars, celebrations of monumental moments of music and history, luminaries from jazz and contemporary music of today and some of the UK’s most celebrated jazz treasures.

 


The Festival also features new work from forefront UK artists featuring both rare partnerships and colossal orchestral collaborations and takes its inspiration from the vigour of the UK jazz scene, London’s inspiring venues, collectives and creative partnerships. 


Shows on sale this week include:-

 


Friday 12 November
Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go | Barbican
Daniel Casimir | Purcell Room
Gwenifer Raymond | Kings Place
Black Midi + Moor Mother| Queen Elizabeth Hall Concrete Lates

Saturday 13 November
Laufey | Purcell Room
Robocobra Quartet + Archipelago | Kings Place

 


Sunday 14 November
Aynur | Barbican
Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble | Purcell Room

 


Monday 15 November
Marcel Khalifé and Bachar Mar-Khalifé | Barbican
Damon Locks - Black Monument Ensemble | EartH
Shai Maestro | Cadogan Hall

 


Tuesday 16 November
Avishai Cohen + Nikki Yeoh’s Café Oran | Barbican
Cécile McLorin Salvant | Cadogan Hall

 


Wednesday 17 November
London Sinfonietta + Laura Jurd, Elliot Galvin, Cassie Kinoshi | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Steam Down | The Albany
Ishmael Ensemble | Jazz Café

 


Thursday 18 November
Jasper Høiby - Planet B | Purcell Room
Kaki King | Kings Place

 


Friday 19 November
Jason Yarde’s ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC | Purcell Room
Soweto Kinch & London Symphony Orchestra: The Black Peril | Barbican
The Westbrook Blake| Cadogan Hall
Piazzolla x 100 with Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla | Wigmore Hall

 


Saturday 20 November
Charles Lloyd + Nérija | Barbican

 


Sunday 21 November
Brad Mehldau Trio | Barbican
Yazz Ahmed and the BBC Concert Orchestra | Queen Elizabeth Hall


In addition to these highlights, the full Festival programme will include a stimulating creative engagement programme, a showcase event featuring performances of recent Take Five alumni, Funk and African music inspired weekends, a music and community engagement partnership with Becontree Forever, and an ever-growing club programming strand. The EFG London Jazz Festival and Jazz Promotion Network will also join forces for the annual JPN conference, which is set to take place in London with activities built around the Festival. 

 

We are one more step closer to joining up with our live and online audiences across the UK and worldwide and looking forward to bringing back the full festival experience.


Detailed copy follows below; for full information on all shows on sale visit http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

 

Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go| Friday 12 November | Barbican
London premiere of this intimate interchange and chemistry between two jazz virtuosos.
Saxophone player, composer, pianist, singer, musical and political mastermind Archie Shepp and modern jazz icon, pianist, composer and multidisciplinary artist Jason Moran bring their shared devotion for the African American cultural tradition, identity and history into this musical conversation. 

 


Daniel Casimir | Friday 12 November | Purcell Room
The award-winning bassist and Serious Take Five alum Daniel Casimir has become a regular fixture across the UK jazz scene, providing his heavyweight upright sound for the likes of Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry, Camilla George, and Binker Golding. 
His debut full length album due out later this year is a celebration of Black British Culture and a critique of the genres, labels and stereotypes which have traditionally been placed upon Black musicians. Daniel’s EFG London Jazz Festival show will be shaped around this new music.


Gwenifer Raymond| Friday 12 November | Kings Place
Hailing from the Welsh valleys, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Gwenifer Raymond brings her awe-inspiring technique and musicality to the Festival.
‘It makes for the perfect first gig back: transporting, beautiful, intimate and intense.’ (★★★★★ Guardian)

 


Black Midi + Moor Mother| Friday 12 November (10.30pm) | Queen Elizabeth Hall Concrete Lates
A special late-night Concrete Lates event as part of Pitchfork Music Festival London in collaboration with EFG London Jazz Festival. Live performances from breakthrough innovative London-based art-rock band Black Midi with support from the incomparable Moor Mother, plus DJs. 

 


Robocobra Quartet + Archipelago | Saturday 13 November | Kings Place
The award-winning UK trio Archipelago return to the Festival following the launch of their new album ‘Echoes to the Sky’. Fronted by composer and multi-instrumentalist Faye MacCalman and completed by John Pope and Christian Alderson, Archipelago hails from North East of England’s creative underground music scene. 
Comprising Tom Taboroi and Peter Howard on saxophone, Nathan Rodgers on electric bass and drummer-vocalist Chris Ryan, Robocobra Quartet’s music is described as ‘a cunning marriage of jazz, spoken word and punk’ by Quietus. Their unmatched live performances channel moments of joy and playfulness, and periods of intense fury.

 


Laufey | Saturday 13 November | Purcell Room
Singer-songwriter Laufey blends sophisticated jazz melodies and slow-burning R&B grooves. Inspired by a musical family, she took up piano and cello early on. Her teenagerhood muses were Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. 
During her prestigious Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music, she began writing her own songs and performing a mix of originals and vintage classics on online platforms, earning support from Billie Eilish and Willow Smith.

 


Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble | Sunday 14 November | Purcell Room
Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble is an experimental big band project composed of some of the most experienced Portuguese jazz and classical musicians, created and led by the composer Marco Barroso. 
L.U.M.E.’s music combines written composition with improvisation, and reaches from funk to textural music, from boogie woogie to impressionist environments… with a Zappa-esque twist! They are undoubtedly one of the most exceptional big bands in Europe today and EFG London Jazz Festival is extremely proud to present their debut performance on these shores. 

 


Aynur | Sunday 14 November | Barbican
Aynur is the most prominent Kurdish singer of our times. Her impressive voice and extraordinary musical narration represent the music heritage of her cultural roots to the world. 
‘Impressive musicianship dominated by Aynur’s emotional, versatile vocals - switching from delicate to powerful and intense passages’ (★★★★★ Guardian)
Aynur’s success has led to her collaborating with a wide range of acclaimed artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Kayhan Kalhor, Javier Limón, Kinan Azmeh and the NDR Big Band. 

 


Marcel Khalifé and Bachar Mar-Khalifé - Mahmoud, Marcel and I | Monday 15 November | Barbican
Marcel Khalife and Bachar Mar-Khalife join together in performance to celebrate Marcel Khalife’s lifetime of music and his work on Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.
Bachar Mar-Khalifé is a French Lebanese singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Born in war-torn Lebanon, he is the son of the revered oud virtuoso and composer Marcel Khalifé, an Arab cultural icon. Bachar has collaborated on many projects that fuse jazz, Arab musics, electronica and hip-hop with artists as diverse as Bojan Z, Carl Craig, Francesco Tristano and Murcof. 


Damon Locks - Black Monument Ensemble | Monday 15 November | EartH
The music and dance collective Black Monument Ensemble present their new album NOW on International Anthem, in their highly anticipated first London show.
Galvanized by Chicago-based multi-media artist/activist Damon Locks’ conceptualizing, poeticizing, and guiding vision, Black Monument Ensemble is a vibrant collective of artists, musicians, singers, and dancers from all facets of the diverse wellspring of Black artistic excellence in Chicago, bringing their unique perspectives and experiences to uplifting, anthemic, and highly animated musical performance.


Shai Maestro | Monday 15 November | Cadogan Hall  
Following the release of his sixth album Human on ECM, with drummer Ofri Nehemya, bassist Jorge Roeder and trumpeter Philip Dizack, pianist and composer Shai Maestro brings his inspiring sound to the EFG London Jazz Festival.  With his unique personal identity and musical fluidity Maestro is taking the music forward while also respecting its sense of tradition.
‘Hearing Shai Maestro is like awakening to a new world.’ (All About Jazz)
‘Expressions of joy, introspective thoughts and heightened intensity all come to the fore’ (Downbeat) 


Avishai Cohen + Nikki Yeoh’s Café Oran | Tuesday 16 November | Barbican
Following a sold-out show in EFG London Jazz Festival 2018, we’re delighted to welcome back the internationally acclaimed bassist and composer Avishai Cohen. 
Avishai has his reputation as one of the world’s sought-after bassists; but it is as a composer that his musical statement has grown extensively, attracting large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans. With this new trio line-up featuring pianist Elchin Shirinov and drummer Noam David, Avishai will be presenting his latest trio album ‘Arvoles‘.
The opening set will feature Nikki Yeoh’s Café Oran trio project which celebrates the music of Maurice El Médioni, combining his music with her own compositions.


Cécile McLorin Salvant | Tuesday 16 November | Cadogan Hall
Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to the Festival with her new quintet featuring Marvin Sewell on guitar, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Keito Ogawa on percussion and Alexa Tarantino on alto saxophone.
Cécile McLorin Salvant is regarded as a singular and fearless voice in music today. With her remarkable vocal technique and on-stage persona, she performs rich interpretations of familiar songs and rare treasures.


London Third Stream: London Sinfonietta | Wednesday 17 November | Queen Elizabeth Hall
The energy of jazz meets the virtuosity of contemporary classical: four stars of the London jazz scene premiere new, genre-defying ensemble pieces. Evoking the “third stream” which lies between classical and jazz, exciting new commissions by Shabaka Hutchings, Cassie Kinoshi, Elliot Galvin and Laura Jurd combine the explosive unpredictability of improvisatory jazz with the rich and versatile timbre of the London Sinfonietta ensemble, conducted by Geoffrey Paterson.


Steam Down | Wednesday 17 November | The Albany
Award-winning collective Steam Down return to the Festival.
Hailing from South East London and founded by multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ahnansé, Steam Down is an artist collective, weekly event and music community based in Deptford which has quickly become a household name in London’s music scene. Formed in 2017, it has since become the bedrock for a community of all ages, one in which culture was at the foreground, genre was demystified, and pretentiousness was left at the door.


Ishmael Ensemble| Wednesday 17 November | Jazz Café
The Bristol-based collective are an explosive new force in the UK jazz scene. Led by producer and saxophonist Pete Cunningham, the group broadly experiments within the realms of jazz and electronics but boasts a diverse range of influences in defining its sound.


Jasper Høiby - Planet B | Thursday 18 November | Purcell Room
Over the past decade, Danish double bassist Jasper Høiby has become renowned for his fearlessly expressive sound, charismatic stage presence, and distinct compositional prowess – with his power trio Phronesis, his group Fellow Creatures and most recently new trio Planet B with young British saxophonist Josh Arcoleo and adventurous French drummer Marc Michel.
Planet B’s new music takes Høiby’s compositional skills into uncharted territory, combining the dynamism and warmth of his acoustic tones with expansive electronic soundscapes.


Kaki King | Thursday 18 November | Kings Place
Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King is considered one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, known both for her technical mastery and for her constant quest to push the boundaries of the instrument.


Jason Yarde’s ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC| Friday 19 November | Purcell Room
ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC is a large ensemble featuring some of the UK’s finest multi-instrumentalists and musical mavericks. Helmed by composer, arranger, producer and Musical Director Jason Yarde
Within the ranks of the ensemble lurks a saxophone quartet, a string ensemble and a choir, that can collectively groove, float, swing and potentially travel the globe from one measure to the next. They will be premiering new explorations as a 10+ piece ensemble with a host of collaborators to be revealed. 


The Westbrook Blake - settings of the poetry of William Blake by Mike Westbrook | Friday 19 November | Cadogan Hall
We celebrate Mike Westbrook’s 85th birthday year by bringing back to the concert hall what the IoS called “perhaps the greatest work in all British jazz”. 
The Westbrook Blake (also known in different versions as Glad Day and Bright As Fire) is one of Mike Westbrook’s most joyous and powerful works.  This concert features the two original singers, Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton: Mike Westbrook leads his own band with a choir directed by Paul Ayres.


Piazzolla x100 Quartet with Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla| Friday 19 November | Wigmore Hall
An authentic homage to Tango luminary Astor Piazzolla’s legacy, on the occasion of his first centenary, Piazzolla x100 is more than a tribute, a celebration of his music. 
Featuring his grandson Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla on drums, project’s musical director Federico Lechner on piano, Claudio Constantini on bandoneon and additional arrangements, and Antonio Miguel on double bass, this concert unleashes the jazzy soul of the Argentinian genius, taking Tango through improvisation and exquisitely crafted rework.



Soweto Kinch & London Symphony Orchestra: The Black Peril | Friday 19 November | Barbican The Black Peril is a dynamic work by Soweto Kinch, inspired by the sounds of ragtime, proto-jazz, West Indian folk music and the classical works of black composers of the period. It revisits a time of momentous social change, also exploring connecting strands to modern forms of dance music including hip hop and trap. 
The premiere of this new work took place in EFG London Jazz Festival in 2019 as a co-commission by Serious, London Symphony Orchestra and supported as a part of Help Musicians UK’s Giant Steps scheme and Cockayne Grant for the Arts. The new orchestral version arranged and developed by Soweto Kinch and LSO will be premiered on this occasion.


Charles Lloyd + Nérija | Saturday 20 November | Barbican Charles Lloyd is an essential leading light amongst the living jazz saxophone legends that includes Wayne Shorter and Sonny Rollins. He has spent his entire career on a journey to explore the spiritual realms of wonder and beauty.  In his career spanning over six decades, he worked with jazz, blues and rock giants including B.B. King, Lucinda Williams, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Eric Dolphy, The Byrds and The Grateful Dead.
In this concert Charles Lloyd will be accompanied by a powerful band featuring Gerald Clayton on piano, Reuben Rogers on double-bass and Kendrick Scott on drums, he performs music from a career spanning over six decades.
Opening set from septet Nérija - taking their pulse from myriad genres - hip hop to afrobeat and township music, European classical to soul - a defiantly multi-faceted and unique sound, drawing as much from Georgia Anne Muldrow as they do Arthur Russell, Duke Ellington and Eric Lau.


Brad Mehldau Trio | Sunday 21 November | Barbican
Over the last two decades, pianist Brad Mehldau has forged a path which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. His unquestionable leadership across idioms has grown as he has transformed the paradigm of jazz and classical performance – performing here with his trio.
Showcasing his diversity and undeniable voice, Mehldau has also had notable collaborations with Pat Metheny, Anne Sofie von Otter, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Britten Sinfonia, Kevin Hays, Jeremy Denk and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. With his rigorous intellect feeding an inspired range of expression and intensity, Mehldau leaves his worldwide audience eager for his next foray.


Fusing Forces: Yazz Ahmed and the BBC Concert Orchestra| Sunday 21 November | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Trailblazing trumpeter Yazz Ahmed joins forces with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Festival.
The British-Bahraini performer and composer brings her boundless musical ingenuity to a collaboration with the orchestra and its Grammy-winning Principal Conductor, Bramwell Tovey. The concert presents new orchestrations of Ahmed’s evocative, colourful works, joined by the artist and her quintet.
‘This is clearly one of the most important pieces of music in any genre to appear this year’ (Glide Magazine)


For information on all Serious shows please go to http://www.serious.org.uk

 

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JazzLeeds -  Programme for July 2021 and preview of forthcoming Autumn schedule.

Sunday, July 04, 2021

JazzLeeds has re-opened its venues and has announced an extensive programme of live performances for July 2021, including the JazzLeeds Reset Festival. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;

JazzLeeds Reset Festival (and more…)!!


Our Jazz Leeds Reset 21 Festival has an epic two day line up for a fully immersive jazz deep dive on the 17&18 July. 12 brilliant local bands that you have helped us to choose! More on that below. We’ve a few other things you might like to try as well!...

 


July Jazz Cafe and Jam Session
Sunday afternoon 4 July @Seven Arts Leeds £7/5 free for performers 1.30-4pm
25’s and under £5, kids under 16 free
It’s our Jazz Cafe and Jam session this Sunday afternoon 4 July at 1.30-4pm. Book a slot if you want to come along and play/sing - you know you do! Fully distanced - table service. Tickets here - free for performers.https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/.../july-jazz…/e-vpjjqk
Rhythm section to support you Pete Rosser piano, Chris Bowie drums, Will Powell guitar, Steve Crocker bass

 

July Rush Hour Jazz - Brendan Duffy
6-7.15pm Wednesday 7 July - free/payf collection @Seven Arts Bar
7 July is Seven Arts’s birthday - so who better to play this gig than the musician who was there at the opening - Leeds sax legend Brendan Duffy with the JazzLeeds quartet Pete Rosser piano, Chris Bowie drums, Will Powell guitar, Steve Crocker bass

 

Rafe’s Dilemma
Thursday evening 8 July @Seven Arts 7.30pm-9.30pm Doors 7.00pm Tickets £14 full price £12 concessions £7 (half price) for 25’s and under.
Nel Begley on vocals, Jamil Sheriff keyboards, Pete Turner bass, and Katie Patterson drums.
Rafe’s Dilemma celebrate literature, music and theatre. This young quartet brings together an eclectic mix of jazz, electronica and rock to tell stories of families on the edge.
For this appearance they will feature some of the stories from Sheffield playwright Leo Butler from his short story Redundant premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2001 starring Lyndsey Marshal and directed by Dominic Cooke. Set in seventeen-year-old Lucy’s Sheffield council flat, the play follows a year in the promiscuous teenager’s life as she makes one disastrous choice after another. It is a dark, often humorous, examination of social poverty.
“A tour de operatic jazzy-rocky-jazz. Beautifully developed since the original commissioned performance. A beautiful blend or musical scrumptiousness of all kinds” – Martin Powell BRMB radio
Tickets on sale here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/jazzleeds-rafes-dilemma/e-lxqlpy
Rafe’s Dilemma is a Jazz North northern line ambassador artist supported by Jazz North using public funding from Arts Council England

 

Dave Edwards “Doomtet”
Sunday afternoon 11 July 1.30pm £10/8 (25 and under £5 kids under 16 free)
Dave Edwards (el bass) Alex Fisher (sax) Will Blackstone (tpt) Nico Widdowson (keys) Steve Hanley drums.
A quintet of some of Leeds finest young musicians playing the music and compositions of bass guitarist Dave Edwards.
@Seven Arts £10/8 live performance 1.30pm start. Tickets here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/jazzleeds-dave-edwards-doomtet/e-pjakvg

 


JazzLeeds Reset Festival 21
Saturday 17 July @Seven Arts 1pm-6pm Doors 12.30pm
Sunday 18 July @Seven Arts 1pm-6pm Doors 12.30pm
The finale of JazzLeeds Reset 21– a fun weekend jazz festival at Seven Arts Leeds featuring some of the musicians you, our audience, have asked to see again… with an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, and world music from some of the region’s leading artists. Great music, at table bar service and street food as well!


Saturday 17 July 1 pm in the Seven Arts courtyard with jazz and blues from Joe Moore (vocals and guitar) and Nic Svarc (guitar)


Saturday 17 July 1.45pm in the main venue: Emily Brown Quintet
Emily Brown is an experienced jazz singer with a gift for harmonic risk-taking and accessing emotional depth in a song. You can expect to hear jazz, blues, soul & some ear-opening detours – all classics but delivered in Emily’s warmly alert & soul enlarging style. Emily Brown – vocals with Jon Taylor – sax, Ed Barnwell – piano, Fergus Quill – bass Caroline Boaden – drums.


Saturday 17 July 3.00 jazz in the courtyard Jonah Evans trio


Saturday 17 July 3.45pm in the main venue: Fergus Quill trio
Openly indebted to Derek Bailey, Pharoah Sanders & the classic piano trios of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, Fergus Quill Trio is equal parts swingin’ and disorientating, a dichotomy that’s come to define a subsection of the burgeoning Leeds DIY jazz scene.’ Fergus is a composer, musician and bandleader based in Leeds, UK His projects include Ferg’s Imaginary Big Band, Fergus Quill’s Electric Noise Ensemble and the Fergus Quill Trio. With influences ranging from Sidney Bechet to Boredoms he aims to build on the cannon of 20th, 21st and 22nd century improvised music to find a way forward. Fergus Quill – Bass George MacDonald – Piano George Hall – Drums


Saturday 17 July 5.00pm jazz in the courtyard vocalist and guitarist Terri Shaltiel solo


Saturday 17 July 6pm in the main venue: Dennis Rollins and Shri
A passionate performer and educator, British trombone player Dennis Rollins MBE has established a reputation as an artist of excellence, and has lent his unique and stylish talents to some of this country’s, and indeed the world’s, top jazz and pop personalities such as Courtney Pine, Maceo Parker, Jamiroquai, US3, The Brand New Heavies, Blur, Monty Alexander, Pee Wee Ellis and Jean Toussaint.
Shri Shriram is an award-winning bassist, composer, producer and arranger whose dynamic quest for new and collaborative ways of making music has taken him all over the world.  From Indian classical music to electronica, from trip hop to jazz, from musical theatre to film scores, Shri’s superb musicianship and positive vibes are in constant demand from fellow musicians and producers, presenters and audiences everywhere.
They appeared recently as an improvising duo at Ronnie Scotts Club in London.

 


Sunday 18 July 1-1.45 pm jazz in the courtyard: Lady and the Tramps Quintet


Sunday 18 July 1.45pm in the main venue: Dudley Nesbitt and Pan Jumby
Pan Jumby bring their uplifting music here to Seven Arts .The British jazz scene has always had a close relationship with musicians from the Caribbean and Africa, revitalising itself with fresh energy and new musical ideas at every collaboration and Pan Jumby’s music is no exception. Featuring the pan skills of Dudley Nesbitt, this is a Caribbean pan band that plays jazz, ” Liz continued. “Dudley is an exceptional and unflagging advocate for the art and culture of the steel pan, and presents a blend of contemporary Trinidadian Calypso, Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova, Soul tunes, Caribbean Jazz, Rumba and Cha Cha, all mixed together.You won’t fail to be smiling and dancing to their infectious music.” The group features Richard Ormrod on saxes, flutes, clarinets and percussion, Barkley McKay on keyboard and guitar, Kenny Higgins on bass and Sam Hobbs on drums.


Sunday 18th July 3.00 jazz in the courtyard:One man band extrordinaire - Lawrence Marshall


Sunday 18 July 3.45pm in the main venue: YSBRYD
“Ysbryd – Welsh meaning “Spirit”- is the exciting new project from saxophonist Helen Pillinger. In developing the music for Ysbryd Helen has gone back to her Welsh roots, exploring the links between jazz and folksong and the use of improvisation in both styles. The band features Helen on tenor saxophone, Helena Summerfield on soprano saxophone and flute, Rachel Gladwyn on harp, Dave Tompkins on double bass and Miles Pillinger on drum kit. Expect to hear lyrical melodies and luscious harmonies played with a rhythmic lilt – music to please both your mind and soul.”


Sunday 18th July 5pm jazz in the courtyard ORB Trio – Pete Rosser keys, Richard Ormrod saxes and Paul Baxter bass - high pressure contemporary jazz


Sunday 18 July 6pm in the main venue: Nicola Farnon Quartet featuring Jim Corry
Widely recognised as one of the classiest Jazz and Swing musicians in the UK, Sheffield resident, Nicola has a remarkable musical pedigree, both parents being professional classical musicians and her great uncle no less than the late Robert Farnon.
She has played and recorded with such Jazz luminaries as Dave Newton, Digby Fairweather, Jim Mullen, Bruce Adams, Roy Williams and Alan Barnes and alongside class jazz acts as diverse as Eliane Elias, Courtney Pine, Georgie Fame,Tony Kofi, Michael Garrick Jazz Britannia Orchestra, Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttleton
A truly talented singer, Nicola is a class act with a passionate and swinging style, outstanding personality and a charismatic stage presence to match – with an uncanny ability to adapt her performance to captivate and embrace any audience.
UK based saxophonist and educator Jim Corry has toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, US, Japan, South America, South Africa, Russia and Australia and performed at many International Jazz Festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Nova Jazz and Blues Festival, Glastonbury Jazz Stage, Blue Note Milan and Cork International Jazz Festival. Nicola Farnon – vocals/bass Jim Corry – alto sax Richard Wetherall – piano Phil Johnson – drums


Tickets for the Festival – limited day tickets and all festival tickets available:
All Festival Tickets £35 full price £33 concessions, £17.50 (half price) for 25’s and under. Day Tickets £20 full price £18 concessions, £10 (half price) for 25’s and under. Ticket link here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds


Courtyard gigs are free/pay as you feel - just come along - in the bar if wet.


Venue Address: Seven Arts 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD
TICKETS SELLING FAST - get yours here! https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds

 

Back Chat Brass
Sunday afternoon July 25 2021 1.30-4pm @Seven Arts colurtyard - payf collection
1 band. 8 instruments. Infinite fun! Rooted in pop, funk and hip hop, our brassy beats give soul to Seven Arts courtyard.Since 2016, they’ve been wreaking havoc in venues around the world, coaxing even the stubbornest from their seats with their signature take on your go-to hits.The only thing that keeps you guessing will be what is coming up next!
Courtyard gig with limited numbers as per any regulations (inside the venue if wet!). Payf collection@Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD,Doors open 1pm


Other news…


Our autumn programme is announced - here are some of the headline gigs - tickets on sale soon!


Thus 2 Sept Award winning Slovakian trumpeter, LUKÁŠ ORAVEC plays for the Chapel Allerton festival for the first time. Greatly influenced by Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard, Lukas is coming to Seven Arts as part of a nationwide tour, and he will be joined by compatriot and esteemed UK drummer, MAREK DORČÍK. With JAMIL SHERIFF (keyboards) and JACK GARSIDE (double bass). Not to be missed!


Sun Sept 5 (Sunday) 1-6pm all afternoon open air jazz and blues picnic as part of Chapel Allerton festival in Gledhow Sports Club Field : Music from Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra, Ubunye, The Big Easy and The James O’Hara Blues Band!

Sun Sept 12 Nik Svarc Quartet (Nic Svarc guitar with Dave Walsh drums Jeff Guntren sax, Richard Hammond bass) 1.30pm at Seven Arts

Thus 7 Oct the superb Nicki Iles Jazz Orchestra - two performances at 7.00pm and 9.00pm at Seven Arts

Fri 15 Oct US drummer extraordinaire - Ari Hoenig Trio 7.30pm at Seven Arts

Thus 21 Oct Nigel Price Quartet “Wes Reimagined” 7.30pm at Seven Arts

Thus Nov 11 US saxman Greg Abate 7.30pm at Seven Arts

Thus 18 Nov Clark Tracey Sextet 7.30pm at Seven Arts


Rush Hour Jazz is the first Wednesday in the month 6-7.15pm @Seven Arts Bar
August 4th - trumpeter and vocalist John Scully (payf collection)


Our Jazz Instrumental Workshops led by Dom Moore wioll start soon at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn
The Jazz Jam at the Barn led by Phil Green starts starts Sat 7 August 3-5pm at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn


Our Venue: Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD and Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn : Sugar Well Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2QG


Further information on all our events and links to our Facebook and Twitter pages available on our main website at http://www.jazzleeds.org.uk 


Email address to contact us .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


See you soon as one of our gigs!


Steve Crocker
JazzLeeds

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 27/06/2021.

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 27/06/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist


Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat
Worry Not
Worry Not
self


Archipelago
Chemical
Echos to the Sky
New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings

 

De Beren Gieren
Animalcules
single
SdBan

 

Daniel Herskedal
Port of Call
Harbour
Edition

 

Flat Earth Society
What
Boggamasta III
Igloo

 

Benoit Delbecq 4
Chemin sur le Crest
Gentle Ghosts
Jazzdor

 

A short section about the cancelled Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Tracks from Nubya Garcia & Matthew Halsall

 

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;

 

At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 4pm

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

Astounding success for outstanding saxophonist Matt Carmichael.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Saxophonist Matt Carmichael has become the first student on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland jazz course to win all three of the awards that the course presents at the end of the academic year.

Publicist Rob Adams has forwarded the following press release;


Astounding success for outstanding saxophonist Matt Carmichael


Saxophonist Matt Carmichael has become the first student on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland jazz course to win all three of the awards that the course presents at the end of the academic year.


Carmichael, aged 22, who released his first album, Where Will the River Flow, to glowing reviews in March, has come out top in Jazz Improvisation, for which he wins the Fog Arts prize.


He has also won the George Duncan Prize for Jazz Composition, with the title track of his album, and the Joe Temperley Prize for Jazz Arranging, which is sponsored by writer Mark McKergow, with his orchestration of the jazz classic Stompin’ at the Savoy, made famous by clarinettist and big band leader Benny Goodman.


The RCS jazz course founder, saxophonist Tommy Smith said, “It being the first time this has happened, it’s obviously rare to find a student with such outstanding talent across all three disciplines. It also says a lot about Matt’s jazz capabilities that he has won both the composition award with a piece that’s contemporary and very much in his own style and the arranging prize for his take on a composition that comes from an entirely different era and originated in the 1930s.”


Carmichael, who graduates from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this summer, will receive £300 cash for each prize. His success in these awards coincides with another accolade that is likely to enhance his reputation internationally.


Following an enthusiastic reception for his debut album from the European media, the WDR Big Band in Cologne has commissioned the leading American saxophonist-arranger Bob Mintzer to orchestrate Where Will the River Flow in its entirety. Carmichael has been invited to appear as lead soloist when the new arrangement of his work is broadcast by WDR next March.


“I was amazed when WDR got in touch and absolutely delighted to hear that Bob Mintzer is going to arrange Where Will the River Flow for one of Europe’s leading big bands,” says Carmichael, who won a Peter Whittingham Development Award for up-and-coming jazz musicians in 2019 and appeared in the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020 final, which was broadcast on BBC Four in November.


“Bob Mintzer is a hero as a saxophonist, for his work with the band Yellowjackets,” adds Carmichael. “I can’t wait to hear his arrangement of the album and I’m really looking forward to playing it with the WDR Big Band.”

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 20/06/2021.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 20/06/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist

 

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Young Pilgrims
Hall of Meat
We are Young Pilgrims
Stoney Lane Records


Thomas Champagne Random House
Bad Date
Tide
Igloo

 

Marek Dorcik Špercasa
Blue Hour
About Time
Bandcamp

 

Deemer+1
Dance Off
Aftermath
Luminous

 

Nikol Bóková
Like a Boy
Prometheus
Animal Music

 

Billy Jenkins
High Street, part pedestrianised
Retail
Bandcamp

 

Girls In Airports + Aarhus Jazz Orchestra
Outside Looking In
Leap
Kaja Records

 

Ugljesa Novakovic
Ambivalence -Belgrade Tango Suite
Reflections
A.MA Records

 

Young Pilgrims
Canal Tripping
We are Young Pilgrims
Stoney Lane Records

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 4pm

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon, UK Tour, November 2021.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Songwriter, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Joachim Cooder will tour the UK during November 2021 supported by guitarist / vocalist Sam Amidon. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon Nov 2021 Tour

 

SERIOUS PRESENTS:


JOACHIM COODER
+ SAM AMIDON


NOVEMBER 2021 TOUR


Tickets at http://www.serious.org.uk/Cooder

 


Joachim Cooder is known for his collaborations with his father Ry Cooder, and brings his debut Nonesuch album Over The Road I’m Bound on this tour, which also features Sam Amidon, another great singer on the Nonesuch label

 


Thursday 11 November | BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion


Friday 12 November | LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival


Saturday 13 November | BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex


Monday 15 November | BRISTOL St George’s


Tuesday 16 November | BASINGSTOKE Haymarket


Wednesday 17 November | BIRMINGHAM Town Hall


Saturday 20 November | LEEDS Howard Assembly Room


Sunday 21 November | MANCHESTER RNCM


Joachim Cooder has been a sought-after percussionist for two decades now, on now-legendary recordings with his father, Ry Cooder, like the landmark Buena Vista Social Club sessions and on his own with artists like Ali Farka Touré, who inspired Cooder to take up the mbira


On the new album, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist uses the plain-spoken songs of country-music progenitor and banjo player Uncle Dave Macon as a jumping off point, playing with the lyrics and reworking melodies for his chosen instrument: an electric mbira (a variation on an African thumb piano)

 


‘Warm, uplifting and spectacular’ (★★★★ Uncut) 

 


‘Ry Cooder’s son beats his own path to fame’ (MOJO)

 


‘Other-worldly textured layers of acoustic roots music at its most inventive and beguiling’  (★★★★★ Songlines)

 


VIDEO: Joachim Cooder - Over That Road I’m Bound - Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yhEWYSQUic&t=1s

 


Sam Amidon opens the shows with music from his new Nonesuch self-titled album; his radical reworkings of traditional folk songs that he has loved since childhood

 


‘Amidon’s spry banjo and sky-blue voice give this music a gentle centre, light on ego or affectation.’ (Uncut, 8/10)

 


A delight. An ethereal, electronica-tinged journey through the traditional repertoire.’  (Sunday Times, Albums of the Year)

 


‘Amidon, the radical recombinator of traditional folk music, has concocted a delightfully diabolical set of experiments. He transforms familiar Appalachian songs, murder ballads and novelty tunes into new weird ditties imbued with their own compelling power, characters and charm.’  (★★★★★ Songlines, Albums of the Year)

 


VIDEO: Sam Amidon - Cuckoo (Live in London)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl4fK-YaLXs

 


Tickets at http://www.serious.org.uk/Cooder

 

For information on all Serious shows please go to http://www.serious.org.uk

 

Copasetic Foundation - live shows scheduled for August, September and October 2021.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Copasetic Foundation, founded by pianist Alex Webb, has a number of live shows by a variety of artists scheduled at a range of venues during August , September & October. Details attached.

We have received the following press release;


Press release from the Copasetic Foundation

 

Summer’s here – at last - and finally the music scene is opening up again.  Nonetheless, all the venues below are still taking the pandemic very seriously and assure us that these concerts are safe for customers and musicians alike.

 

Tues 3 August Pizza Express, Dean St London W1:  Quintet Blue, featuring Denys Baptiste (tenor sax) and Nigel Price (guitar).  Two of the UK’s greatest jazz improvisers join forces with a rhythm section led by Alex Webb to play the grooviest music of the 50s and 60s - tunes by Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Ahmad Jamal and lots of blues! For tickets and info: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/quintet-blue


Sat 14 August The Bear Club, Luton: Tony Kofi’s ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ 
Alto boss Tony Kofi’s acclaimed tribute to saxophonist Cannonball Adderley returns with Andy Davies (trumpet), Alex Webb (piano), Andrew Cleyndert (bass) and Alfonso Vitale (drums).  Their album, ‘Another Kind of Soul’, won the Presto Music prize for one the top jazz albums of 2020.
For tickets and info:  https://www.the-bear.club/intro


Sunday 22 August (lunchtime) Ronnie Scott’s, Soho, London: Tony Kofi’s ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ 
For tickets and info: https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/6425-sunday-jazz-lunch-a-portrait-of-cannonball-feat-tony-kofi


Fri 3 September Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, Newington Butts, London SE11: Quintet Blue, featuring Denys Baptiste (tenor sax) and Nigel Price (guitar).  Two of the UK’s greatest jazz improvisers join forces with a rhythm section led by Alex Webb to play the grooviest music of the 50s and 60s - tunes by Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Ahmad Jamal and lots of blues!  For tickets and info: https://www.toulouselautrec.co.uk/


Fri 8 Oct Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, Newington Butts, London SE11: Tony Kofi’s ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ . For tickets and info: https://www.toulouselautrec.co.uk/


As usual, all Copasetic productions and gigs are listed here:
https://copaseticfoundation.org/upcoming-events/

 

Best wishes from the Copasetic Foundation
http://www.copaseticfoundation.org

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 13/06/2021.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 13/06/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Nathalie Loriers
Rebirth
Le Temps Retrouvé
Igloo


Six Sided Circle
Ambivalence
The world left behind
Bandcamp

 

Ganelin – Kruglov – Yudanov
Access Point Part 1
Access Point
Losen

 

Alberto Pinton
Bend the Rules
NUQuartet
Bandcamp

 

Guido Spannocchi
Cafezinho
Perihelion
Audioguido

 

Nicolaj Hess
Danish Accents Lost In The Bush
Spacelab & Strings
Sunnyside

 

Fugu Quintet
Duck of War
Interweavement
Bandcamp

 

Rino Arbore
Dance of Pigs
Temporary Life
Dodicilune

 

Andrew Woodhead
Partials II
Pendulums
Leker

 

Ingi Bjarni
Impulsive
Lessons
Losen

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 4pm


Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 06/06/2021.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 06/06/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

Radio Playlist


Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz


Palotai, Argüelles
Cabane Perchée
BMC

 

Beady Beast: Christy Doran, Franz Hellmüller
On the Go
Challenge


Aki Takase, Daniel Erdmann
Isn’t it Romantic
Intakt


Whatever Happens Don’t Be Yourself
Simple Thoughts for a Troubled Mind
Lekrofon


Håkon Kornstad
Out of the Loop
Jazzland


Archer, Keefe, Pyne
Hi-res heart
Discus


Trøen-Arnesen Quartet
Tread Lightly
Losen


Natalio Sued
Jardín de Estrellas
Ears & Eyes


Silke Eberhard
Being the up and down
Intakt


Gary Brunton
Second Trip
Juste Une Trace

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 4pm

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

Artist Jim Watt launches multi media initiative 1000 Watts in an effort to raise $100,000 for the jazz community.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

1000 Watts aims to raise $100K through sale of 1000 artworks created as musicians improvise, captured on film by photographer/filmmaker Danny Clinch - funds to be distributed to jazz artists in need.

We have received the following press release;


WYNTON MARSALIS, BILL FRISELL, JIMMY OWENS & ANTOINE DRYE JOIN JIM WATT’S MULTIMEDIA PROJECT, 1000 WATTS – ART, JAZZ & FILMMAKING TO BENEFIT JAZZ MUSICIANS HARD HIT DURING PANDEMIC


1000 Watts aims to raise $100K through sale of 1000 artworks created as musicians improvise, captured on film by legendary photographer/filmmaker Danny Clinch - funds to be distributed to jazz artists in need.

 

There’s a trumpeter and a bass player. The third member of the trio’s instrument? A paint brush. Artist Jim Watt is creating a series of 1,000 ink washes using a traditional Japanese ink called sumi along with water. He paints as a jazz ensemble improvises in real time.


“I’m very present to the ink and the paper and the water because it moves very quickly and can get out of control very quickly,” said Watt, who calls the collaboration 1,000 Watts. But I’m also very much listening to what they’re playing, and it is impacting, what I’m painting.”


It’s an effort to raise $100,000 for the jazz musician community, hit hard during the pandemic when music venues closed. One hundred dollars from the sale of each painting will go towards that goal.

 

THREE-DOT LOUNGE—1000 WATTS
What happens when the gigs disappear for jazz musicians because of a stinky killer coronavirus…they’re stuck without money to survive and pay the bills, not to mention rent or mortgages…worst of all, the community fractures…but creativity thrives…that’s at the heart of the donations-to-musicians 1000 WATTS multimedia project based in Asbury Park, New Jersey…the goal to raise $100,000 to help with the financial needs of the talent…


Artist Jim Watt is at the center of the endeavour with collaborations with jazz trumpeter Antoine Drye, photographer/filmmaker Danny Clinch, artistic director/producer/scorer David Spelman…Inspired by an improvising jazz ensemble led by Antoine, in real time Watt paints using a traditional Japanese ink (sumi) mixed with water to create unique black-and-white paintings…series of 1000 ink washes…cost $350 with $100 for the fund for musicians…paintings will be released in five series of 200…


The project launched in May, with the first 200 11x15 paintings available now…many are already sold…a short film of each painting’s creation comes with the purchase…Danny is documenting the entire affair for a film…


To view paintings, go to the Jim Kempner Fine Art space in Chelsea or peruse online at http://www.jimkempnerfineart.com where you can buy one of your own…who gets to weigh in on where the funds are distributed…a board of prominent artists including Drye, Wynton Marsalis, Bill Frisell and Jimmy Owens will convene to decide how, and to whom to distribute the funds…


Official launch event at Jim Kempner Fine Art will take place on June 10…501 W 23rd St, New York, a one-minute walk from the High Line…I’m shooting to be there.
- Dan Ouellette, Jazz & Beyond Intel


Artist Jim Watt announces that jazz luminaries Wynton Marsalis, Bill Frisell and Jimmy Owens are joining him, jazz trumpeter Antoine Drye, famed photographer/filmmaker Danny Clinch and artistic director/producer David Spelman with Jim’s multimedia project, 1000w. The four musicians will act as an advisory board to the project’s goal of distributing funds—collected through the sale of Watt’s art—to jazz musicians who have suffered during the pandemic.

Watt is creating a series of 1000 ink washes in the monochromatic Japanese Sumi ink and water as a jazz ensemble led by Drye improvise as Watt’s paints in real time. Footage of the making of the ink washes from a fixed overhead camera and Clinch’s handheld filming will be the raw material for the making of a film—an artistic expression inspired by expressive nature of the washes.

Spelman will be scoring the film and the art work is being sold through Watt’s New York City gallery, Jim Kempner Fine Art. Thru the sale of the ink washes, $100,000 will be donated directly to the jazz community, which has been especially hard hit during the pandemic with the closure of most venues.


“I was inspired to do this project, much because of the pandemic and the effect it had on jazz musicians – even the best-of-the best - who suddenly found themselves without gigs to play – and at such a terrible time,” said Watt. “Late last spring, Antoine and I began hosting Jazz at The Shop, a bi-weekly donation-only outdoor jazz series at my Asbury Park studio. For many, and despite their world-class talent, it was their first opportunity to play since the world shut down in March. Onlookers were utterly awed by the level of the music. Even during non-pandemic times, one couldn’t get that caliber of music outside of the world’s finest jazz clubs.”

In all, $30,000 was raised over ten performances and all proceeds went to support the performers. “The opportunity was as much about the ability to play with peers in front of a live audience as it was about the financial,” added Watt. “I was inspired to create 1000w to continue to financially help musicians as well as to create a magical collaboration between painting, music and filmmaking.”

Though color has been a signature of Watt’s previous work, art for 1000w is entirely black-and-white – and spontaneous. Playing the scale of the project off the limitation of color, 1000w will be a thorough exploration of iteration and process, taking further ideas first touched on in Watt’s 2020 project 100w (100 watercolor works on paper harkening the coming of spring).

Along with the creation of art and music, is the making of a film to be directed by Danny Clinch. In his storied career, Clinch has captured portraits and documented the live performances of some of the greatest musicians of our time, including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Tupac Shakur, The Smashing Pumpkins, Blind Melon, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson and Björk. His work has appeared in publications including Vanity Fair, Spin, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Rolling Stone.

Nothing quite captures the essence of the form—the discovery born from collaboration and improvisation—like live performance. The artists intend to capture this current with 1000w and continue to perform live in spaces, both in Asbury Park and New York City throughout the summer months and possibly beyond.


There is a Japanese visual art in which the artist is forced to be spontaneous. He must paint on a thin stretched parchment with a special brush and black water paint in such a way that an unnatural or interrupted stroke will destroy the line or break through the parchment.
Erasures or changes are impossible. These artists must practice a particular discipline, that of allowing the idea to express itself in communication with their hands in such a direct way that deliberation cannot interfere.
The resulting pictures lack the complex composition and textures of ordinary painting, but it is said that those who see will find something captured that escapes explanation. This conviction that direct deed is the most meaningful reflection, I believe, has prompted the evolution of the extremely severe and unique disciplines of the jazz or improvising musician.
Bill Evans liner notes from Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, 1959


Joe Dimino of Neon Jazz Interviews Jim Watt about 1000 Watts
Click Here To Listen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u76cEiua8KI


Jim Watt, Antoine Drye, Danny Clinch and Jim Kempner featured on NY1 Today with Roger Clark, discussing 1000 Watts!.
Click here to watch the segment!
https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2021/05/13/all-that-art-and-jazz

 

“The Great Jamaican Songbook” featuring Orphy Robinson, Cleveland Watkiss a.o., UK tour, October 2021.

Friday, June 04, 2021

An all star octet line up will be touring the UK in October 2021. Details attached.

From Facebook;


The Great Jamaican Songbook
7 date UK TOUR Oct 2021


Booking Link: https://botw.ticketline.co.uk/the-great-jamaican-songbook

 

Venues:


Musicport Festival: Whitby- 23/10/21


Komedia Brighton: - 25/10/21


Óran Mór Glasgow -27/10/21


Hallé St Peter’s: Manchester - 28/10/21


Howard Assembly Room: - Leeds 29/10/21


MAC : Birmingham: - 30/10/21


EartH : London - 31/10/21


Super Allstar Lineup:
Orphy Robinson (keyboards & percussion), Alan Weekes (guitar), Phil Ramacon (piano/keys), Delroy murray (bass), Carly Robinson (drums), Byron Wallen (trp), Ray Carless (Saxes), Cleveland Watkiss (voc)


Get your tickets early as it’s looking like capacity at venues across the nation are likely to be limited


Booking Links to this superb show:


https://botw.ticketline.co.uk/the-great-jamaican-songbook


https://www.operanorth.co.uk/.../cleveland-watkiss-great…/


https://macbirmingham.co.uk/.../tde-promotions-cleveland...


Please Share & Spread The Word Help Make This Tour A #Sellout

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 30/05/2021.

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 30/05/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

Radio Playlist

 

Available now at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz


Francois Bourassa Remous Part 1 L’impact du Silence Effendi Records


Laupsa Lokomotiv Bass for Tog Reach AMP Music


Maria Grand Whabri Reciprocity Biophilia


Luciano Biondini/ Klaus Falschlunger Timelines Once in a Blue Moon self


Thomas Julienne Tomorrow Riots Theorem of Joy – L’hiver Deluge


Nezelhorns Red Ballet Shoes Sentiment Barefoot Records


Claudio Scolari Project Zenith Cosmology Principal Records


Dejan Terzić Chimaera Silent Dancer CamJazz


Braida/Locatelli Campanile From here from there We Insist records


Alex Paxton Prayer Like I know Music for Bosch People Birmingham Record Co.


Martial Solal Happy Birthday Coming Yesterday - Live at Salle Gaveau 2019 Challenge Records

 

European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.ruberyradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 4pm

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

EFG London Jazz Festival 2021, return to live performances, first names announced.

Monday, May 31, 2021

The 29th EFG London Jazz Festival returns to live audiences at venues across the city from 12th to 21st November 2021 with the first wave of shows already announced. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


EFG London Jazz Festival 2021: We are Back. We are Live #WeAreJazz

 

EFG London Jazz Festival: We are back and live from 12 –21 November


Following an exceptional digital edition last year, the 29th EFG London Jazz Festival returns to live audiences with a programme of highest quality live performances by an electrifying line up of global stars, special collaborations, new commissions and the finest and freshest music from the UK.


We are back with the complete experience of living London to the fullest, with a city-wide selection of venues, clubs, partnerships as well as creative engagement projects, talks and freestages, whilst retaining our commitment to our nationwide and global outreach through our digital work.


This first announcement is a taster of the inspirational identity of the festival, with more announcements to come around orchestral music and jazz, weekend strands around UK funk and African music, a music and community engagement partnership with Becontree Forever, concerts at the Barbican and a vast creative engagement programme and other collaborations from the UK jazz scene.

 

We are looking forward to greeting our audiences right across London and worldwide.

 

Tickets for the following thirty shows are on sale to the public from 10am Friday 21 May at full capacity.

 

Friday 12 November
Jazz Voice | Royal Festival Hall
Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Julian Lage | Cadogan Hall


Saturday 13 November
Tony Allen: A Retrospective | Royal Festival Hall
Curated by Femi Koleoso, Remi Kabaka, Ben Okri and Damon Albarn
Bryter Layter: A Nick Drake Celebration | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Lakecia Benjamin | Cadogan Hall
Irreversible Entanglements | Kings Place

 

Sunday 14 November
Dave Holland and John Scofield | Cadogan Hall
Amadou & Mariam + Yugen Blakrok | Royal Festival Hall
Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates: Arts and Crafts | Kings Place
Sarathy Korwar with special guests | EartH



Wednesday 17 November
Woodkid | Royal Festival Hall
Joey Alexander + Noemi Nuti | Cadogan Hall

 

Thursday 18 November
What’s Going On: Nu Civilization Orchestra | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On
Kandace Springs | Alexandra Palace Theatre
Anthony Joseph | Kings Place

 

Friday 19 November
Yo La Tengo | Royal Festival Hall
Frazey Ford | Union Chapel
Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Terje Isungset | Kings Place
Jaimie Branch | Jazz Café

 

Saturday 20 November
Average White Band: Saturday Night Funk! | Royal Festival Hall
Dianne Reeves | Cadogan Hall
Bill Laurance & The Untold Orchestra | Union Chapel
Stefano Bollani | Queen Elizabeth Hall
The Necks | Kings Place

 

Sunday 21 November
Zakir Hussain | Royal Festival Hall
Matt Calvert | Kings Place


SHOWS:


Jazz Voice | Friday 12 November | Royal Festival Hall
The Festival’s glittering opening-night gala features Guy Barker leading the EFG London Jazz Festival Orchestra in a glorious celebration of singer and song with specially invited guests.  Past singers have ranged from Jacob Collier to Paloma Faith and Gregory Porter to Corinne Bailey Rae.  The stars come later, but the tickets are available this week.

 

Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon | Friday 12 November | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Joachim Cooder is known for his collaborations with his father Ry Cooder, and brings his album Over The Road I’m Bound to London in this show, which also features Sam Amidon, another great singer on the Nonesuch label.  This is the London date on a full national tour that will be announced in June.

 

Julian Lage | Friday 12 November| Cadogan Hall
Newly signed to Blue Note records, guitarist Julian Lage has broken into the major league.  Mentored by Pat Metheny and Jim Hall, Julian dug deep into his music while he toured the world with musicians from Gary Burton to John Zorn, developing what Jazzwise called ‘his dazzling array of emotional and technical control over his Fender Telecaster’.

 

Tony Allen: A Retrospective | Saturday 13 November | Royal Festival Hall
Curated by Femi Koleoso, Remi Kabaka, Ben Okri and Damon Albarn
Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen passed away a year ago, working on his new album for Blue Note There Is No End featuring a younger generation of artists, including Skepta and Sampa The Great.
Tony Allen’s long-time collaborator Damon Albarn, alongside UK jazz scene’s blazing drummer and new Gorillaz member Femi Koleoso, poet-novelist-storyteller Ben Okri, and Afro-rock percussionist from Gorillaz Remi Kabaka, curate and perform with an electrifying line-up to create, especially for the Festival, this star-studded and spectacular celebration of Tony Allen’s life and music.

 

Bryter Layter: A Nick Drake Celebration | Saturday 13 November | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Alasdair Roberts and Emily Portman celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nick Drake’s legendary album.
Orphy Robinson (vibraphone, marimba and percussion) and Rowland Sutherland (flute) join folk luminaries Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts and their band to celebrate Nick Drake’s seminal album Bryter Layter, one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Albums Of All Time, for its 50th anniversary. In recent Festivals, Orphy and Roland’s stunning shows around Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks and Pentangle’s Basket of Light have received standing ovations.

 

Lakecia Benjamin | Saturday 13 November | Cadogan Hall
Charismatic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin presents her new album Pursuance: The Coltranes, which pays homage to John and Alice Coltrane. The album brings timeless compositions of the Coltranes into the present day.  ‘Lakecia Benjamin plays jazz sprinkled with the rich flavours of funk and soul’ (New Yorker)

 

Irreversible Entanglements | Saturday 13 November | Kings Place
The liberation-oriented free jazz and spoken word collective Irreversible Entanglements formed by poet Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother), saxophonist Keir Neuringer, and bassist Luke Stewart, will have their much-anticipated Festival appearance, following their International Anthem release Who Sent You?

 

Dave Holland and John Scofield | Sunday 14 November | Cadogan Hall
Guitarist John Scofield and bassist Dave Holland join forces to present audiences with a new conversation, playing original compositions each have contributed to their repertoire, with a selection of jazz standards added to the mix. Those familiar with their individual artistry can expect nothing less than a compelling meeting of their musical minds – virtuosity, enjoyment, and depth.

 

Amadou & Mariam + Yugen Blakrok| Sunday 14 November | Royal Festival Hall
The great ambassadors of Malian music return to the Royal Festival Hall.  Amadou & Mariam have released a string of acclaimed albums, with Welcome to Mali nominated for a Grammy Award. Working with producers like Manu Chao and Damon Albarn, they create joyous music that inspires great live shows and wild remixes. South African hip-hop luminary Yugen Blakrok opens the night with her powerful and commanding sound.

 

Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey | Sunday 14 November | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Innovative composer and pianist Vijay Iyer collaborates with Pat Metheny’s bassist and EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 performer Linda May Han Oh and drummer Tyshawn Sorey in their new ECM release UnEasy which has had roaring success and was Guardian’s Jazz album of the month.

 

Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates: Arts and Crafts | Sunday 14 November | Kings Place
Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates have travelled independent paths for the past forty years, each imparting purpose and direction to their craft.  They unite for the first time at the Festival where they will explore from Armstrong to Bowie and from Bates to Watkiss, making songs of love and hope, songs of art and craft.

 

Sarathy Korwar with special guests | Sunday 14 November | EartH
US-born, India-raised and London-based tabla player Sarathy Korwar has established himself as one of the most original and compelling voices in the UK jazz scene. He leads UPAJ Collective, has collaborated with the likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Arun Ghosh and producer Hieroglyphic Being.  His album More Arriving on The Leaf Label was voted Mojo’s Jazz Album of the year and he explores rebalancing spiritual jazz and classical Indian music on his latest release with UPAJ on Night Dreamer records.

 

Woodkid | Wednesday 17 November | Royal Festival Hall
Film director Yoann Lemoine made his name with videos for artists including Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, before turning the camera on himself and recording an album under the name Woodkid.  He’s become known for his spectacular live shows, including a dramatic live broadcast from the Eiffel Tower.  This is his only British concert, based around his new album Goliath on Polydor, and it promises to be a truly epic production.

 

Joey Alexander + Noemi Nuti | Wednesday 17 November | Cadogan Hall
Pianist/composer Joey Alexander is the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy.  His first album for the legendary Verve label Warna follows four Motéma albums that garnered him three Grammy nominations and critics and readers poll victories in DownBeat and JazzTimes.  Noemi Nuti has received wide critical acclaim headlining festivals and singing in Andrew McCormack’s Graviton.  Her album Venus Eye fuses influences from Joni Mitchell to Esperanza Spalding.

 

Ichiko Aoba | Wednesday 17 November | Kings Place
Rising Japanese guitarist and songwriter Ichiko Aoba makes atmospheric folk music with intricate arrangements, primarily performed on classical guitar, and lyrics inspired by her dreams.  She has released several albums, from intimate acoustic recordings to the cinematic dream pop of Windswept Adan where she submerges her music in ambient strings and electronics.

 

What’s Going On: Nu Civilization Orchestra (NCO) | Thursday 18 November | Queen Elizabeth Hall
NCO celebrate the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. NCO led by Peter Edwards is a world-class ensemble brought together by Tomorrow’s Warriors’ artistic director Gary Crosby OBE.  The show begins with a prelude based on Gaye’s Trouble Man, that creates the cultural setting for the album through music, projections and spoken word. The second part focuses on the genius of What’s Going On - a homage to a legend that inspired and connected generations.

 

Frazey Ford | Thursday 18 & Friday 19 November | Union Chapel
Vancouver artist Frazey Ford is revered for her soulful voice, captivating live shows, and immersive, lyrical storytelling. She returns to the UK with new album U Kin B the Sun.  Frazey first became known to UK audiences as a founding member of Canadian alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas.

 

Kandace Springs | Thursday 18 November | Alexandra Palace Theatre
Kandace Springs brings her soul-drenched vocals to the classic Alexandra Palace Theatre to perform from her Blue Note album The Women Who Raised Me.  It’s her loving tribute to the great female singers who inspired her to become one of the premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time.  As Prince once said, ‘Kandace Springs has a voice that could melt snow’.

 

Anthony Joseph | Thursday 18 November | Kings Place
Award winning Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic and musician Anthony Joseph has released eight critically acclaimed albums. He has collaborated with Archie Shepp, Shabaka Hutchings and Meshell Ndegeocello. In 2018 he curated the Windrush Celebration collaborating with Jason Yarde on compositions. He is returning to the festival with a new show featuring Jason Yarde, Denys Baptiste, Rod Youngs and Andrew John.

 

Yo La Tengo | Friday 19 November | Royal Festival Hall
Iconic indie rock band Yo La Tengo make their London return with a special show for the Festival.  For nearly thirty years Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms – playing the world’s best concert halls, museums, and dives, dominating critics’ lists, doing a Simpsons theme, playing the Velvet Underground in I Shot Andy Warhol and sharing stages with some of the most important musicians of our time.

 

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | Friday 19 November | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Legendary Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Senegalese kora master Seckou Keita join forces for a special collaboration which Songlines described as “beautiful, rhapsodic and spiritual”. They play the Festival together to celebrate the release of their second collaboration Suba and will be joined onstage by Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles.

 

Terje Isungset | Friday 19 November | Kings Place
Terje Isungset marks 20 years of “ice music” with an international collaboration featuring Terje Isungset on ice instruments, Sami singer Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska and video artist Anastasia Isachsen; Swedish ECM artist Anders Jormin on double bass; Inuit throat singers Pauyungie Nutaraaluk and Beatrice Deer plus Tuvan throat singer and member of acclaimed band Radik Tyulyush.

 

Jaimie Branch | Friday 19 November | Jazz Café
Chicago trumpet player Jaimie Branch returns to London following her new live recording Fly or Die Live, released this Friday on International Anthem. A pillar of the Chicago jazz scene, the avant-garde trumpeter has contributed to a wide range of projects not only in jazz but also punk, noise, indie rock, electronic and hip-hop with her “ghostly sounds”.  The eclectic fusion on her new album feels like it bears the weight of both that specific pocket of time, and a prophecy for all that was soon to come, and she will carry this sound into her Jazz Café show.

 

Average White Band: Saturday Night Funk! | Saturday 20 November | Royal Festival Hall
A funking great Saturday night!  Back in the 70s, British jazz-funk fired up dancefloors and concert halls worldwide.  Average White Band led the way – and their energy, soul and irresistible command of the groove remains unsurpassed.  This concert sees them play The White Album in the first half, and then all their other dancefloor hits in the second round.

 

Dianne Reeves | Saturday 20 November | Cadogan Hall
Dianne Reeves starred in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award-nominated cult classic Good Night and Good Luck and she won the Best Jazz Vocal Grammy for the film’s soundtrack. She’s played with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and toured the world in Sing the Truth, a celebration of Nina Simone which also featured Lizz Wright and Angélique Kidjo.

 

Bill Laurance & The Untold Orchestra | Saturday 20 November | Union Chapel
Keyboardist and composer Bill Laurance, a founding member of Snarky Puppy. first joined forces with Manchester’s Untold Orchestra to work on tracks from his album Cables. This partnership led to exploration of synthesisers and music technology and their relationship to a ground-breaking orchestra - hear the live fruits of their collaboration in the extraordinary acoustic of Union Chapel.

 

Stefano Bollani | Saturday 20 November | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Pianist Stefano Bollani playing solo is a musical torrent of improvisation and spontaneous humour, infused with the warmth of his Italian heritage.  He’s renowned for his collaborations on the ECM label – his own bands and partnerships with legends from Chick Corea to his mentor Enrico Rava.  Expect extracts from his subversive take on Jesus Christ Superstar and the full range of his own music. 

 

The Necks | Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 November | Kings Place
The Necks are masters of their own language of long-form improvisation. Each night they step onto the stage with no pre-conceived ideas of what they will play – they and the audience will go on a sonic journey that is created in the moment, in that room.  They have been touring for over 30 years, collaborating with Brian Eno, Swans, Ilan Volkov, Evan Parker, Karl Hyde, Leo Abrahams and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

 

Zakir Hussain | Sunday 21 November | Royal Festival Hall
Zakir Hussain’s spectacular tabla playing is the sound of a virtuoso at the very height of his creative powers.  He played with Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, and then made his name through a series of extraordinary collaborations.  One bright thread running through Zakir’s life is his work with John McLaughlin in the great acoustic group Shakti, but this concert is also inspired by Planet Drum, his ever-evolving collaboration with Mickey Hart from the Grateful Dead.

 

Matt Calvert | Sunday 21 November | Kings Place
Breaking from the high octane sounds of his bands Three Trapped Tigers, Strobes and Goldie’s live band, composer Matt Calvert showcases his entirely acoustic album Typewritten with a nine-piece ensemble of guitars, strings, drums, tuned percussion and keyboards, extending his previous work without using a single square wave, effects pedal, laptop, amplifier or programming.


For full information visit http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

 

For information on all Serious shows please go to http://www.serious.org.uk

 

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Line up announced for Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2021.

Monday, May 31, 2021

The 2021 Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music will take place at various venues around the city from Thursday 30th September to Sunday 3rd October inclusive. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release regarding this event;

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2021

 

Thursday 30th September - Sunday 3rd October
(Exhibition Preview and Warm Up: Saturday 25th September)

 

A multicultural mélange celebrating the rich tapestry of improvised music from the UK Jazz scene.

 

In 1995 the original Newcastle Jazz Festival closed it’s doors, leaving a void in the city, until Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music was launched for the first edition in 2017.

 

Whilst also celebrating the 100th anniversary year of the first ever jazz recordings, Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music responded to the cities need for a grass roots contemporary jazz festival, and the development of strong cohesive creative partnerships between key regional promoters including Jazz North East, Jazz Coop at The Globe, The Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle Arts Centre, Gosforth Civic Theatre and GemArts.

 

After temporary hiatus in 2020 (in which the festival launched the New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings project) we’re back and once again presenting a stellar line-up of events.

 

With the uncertainties of Covid and Brexit still looming, to give us the best chance of going ahead this edition will focus on UK based artists. Tickets are initially selling at socially distanced capacities, with further to be released early September should science guide us.

 

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music gratefully acknowledges Arts Council England, associated partners and funders for their support.


ARTISTS APPEARING:


Alina Bzhezhinska HipHarp Quartet
Zoe Rahman
Warmer Than Blood
Ruth Goller
Fergus McCreadie Trio
Robert Mitchell
Run Logan Run
Pat Thomas
John Pope Quintet
Shiver
Huw V Williams Trio
Paul Edis
Zoë Gilby with Andy Champion
Ceitidh Mac
Spinningwork
Jo Ganter and Raymond MacDonald
Green Tangerines
Abbie Finn Trio
Mainly Two
John Pope / John Garner / Huw V Williams
DJ DaGu


TICKETS
Limited Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets are initially selling at socially distanced capacities, with further to be released early September should science guide us.


VENUES:

 

Gosforth Civic Theatre

 

The Literary and Philosophical Society

 

Newcastle Arts Centre

 

The Globe

 

FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE WITH TIMINGS


SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER


Newcastle Arts Centre (Gallery Space)
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Silent Music Seeing Sound (Jo Ganter / Raymond MacDonald / George Burt / Andy Champion)


Newcastle Arts Centre (Black Swan Main Venue)
8.30pm - 10.00pm
Spinningwork (Cath Roberts / Tom Ward / Olie Brice / Johnny Hunter)


THURSDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER


Gosforth Civic Theatre
8.00pm - 8.40pm
Run Logan Run (Andrew Hayes / Matt Brown / Annie Gardiner)
9.00pm - 10.00pm
Shiver (Chris Sharkey / Andy Champion / Joost Hendrickx)


FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER


The Literary and Philosophical Society
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Robert Mitchell (Solo Piano)


The Literary and Philosophical Society
7.30pm - 8.10pm
Ceitidh Mac (Ceitidh Mac / Will Hammond / Calum Howard)
8.30pm - 8.50pm
Ruth Goller (Solo)
9.00pm - 10.00pm
Warmer Than Blood (Chris Montague / Kit Downes / Ruth Goller)


SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER


The Literary and Philosophical Society
1.00pm - 1.40pm
Paul Edis (Solo Piano)


Newcastle Arts Centre (Black Swan Bar and Venue Space)
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Zoë Gilby and Andy Champion Duo
3.30pm - 5.00pm
John Pope Quintet (John Pope / Faye MacCalman / Jamie Stockbridge / Graham Hardy / Johnny Hunter)


The Literary and Philosophical Society
7.00pm - 7.40pm
Pat Thomas in Conversation with Andy Hamilton (Pre-Concert Talk)
8.00pm - 8.40pm
Pat Thomas plays the music of Duke Ellington (Solo Piano)
9.00pm - 10.00pm
Alina Bzhezhinska HipHarp Quartet (Alina Bzhezhinska / Mikele Montolli / Joel Prime / Adam Teixeira)


The Globe
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Green Tangerines (Sarah Sands / Sam Taylor / Jack O’Hanlon / Fran Mills / Tom Hudson)
10.00pm - 3.00am
‘On The Corner’ - Club Night with DJ DaGu


SUNDAY 3RD OCTOBER


The Literary and Philosophical Society
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Zoe Rahman (Solo Piano)


Newcastle Arts Centre (Black Swan Main Venue Space)
2.00pm - 2.40pm
Abbie Finn Trio (Abbie Finn / Harry Keeble / Paul Grainger)
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Jam Session with the Abbie Finn House Band


The Globe
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Mainly Two (Marie Schreer and John Garner)
4.30pm - 5.30pm
John Pope in Conversation with Huw V Williams (Improvised Music Agenda Podcast)
5.30pm - 6.00pm
John Pope / John Garner / Huw V Williams - Spontaneous Improvisation Trio


The Literary and Philosophical Society
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Fergus McCreadie Trio (Fergus McCreadie / David Bowden / Stephen Henderson)


The Globe
9.00pm - 10.00pm
Huw V Williams Trio (Huw V Williams / George Crowley / Devin Gray)


Check Out The Facebook Events Page By Clicking Here
http://www.facebook.com/newcastlefestivalofjazzandimprovisedmusic

The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) announces a Review Of Jazz in England.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Following an enforced delay due to the global pandemic and a year of unprecedented change, challenges, and specific hardships for working musicians, APPJAG has announced a Review of Jazz in England.

We have received the following press release;


The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group Announces A Review Of Jazz In England


Following an enforced delay due to the global pandemic and a year of unprecedented change, challenges, and specific hardships for working musicians, the All Party Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) has commissioned a Review of Jazz in England.  The Review will be undertaken by APPJAG’s Secretary, Chris Hodgkins, and an expert advisory panel, chaired by musician and jazz educator Dr Kathy Dyson.

 

Chris Hodgkins summarises the review’s objectives:
“This review concerns the operation, management and business of jazz, and its purposes are twofold: One, to help the jazz constituency in England to understand and use its resources in the most efficient and effective ways -  and two, to make the case for improving the support, sustainability and promotion of jazz in England.
The review will be undertaken in two phases. The first, entitled “Where are we now?”, examines the present state of jazz in England, drawing on revealing data from five key surveys aimed at the jazz constituency. The second asks the question: “Where do we want to be?”, and develops a succinct action plan for jazz in England that will go out for consultation to all interested parties, and the jazz constituency at large.”


John Spellar MP and Lord Mann (Co-Chairs of APPJAG), and Alison Thewless MP and Chi Onwurah MP (Co-Vice Chairs of APPJAG), detail some of the review’s objectives;
“It has been a tough year for jazz with many musicians and promoters falling through the cracks in terms of funding. APPJAG continues to put the case to the Department for Culture, Digital, Media and Sport to rectify this egregious state of affairs. Underpinning the review is the fact that jazz in England (and indeed across the UK) is “rich beyond the dreams of avarice” in terms of human resources: jazz musicians, composers, volunteer promoters, audiences, commercial promoters, educators, youth orchestras, jazz festivals, Arts Council England funded jazz National Portfolio Organisations, a growing service economy and jazz archives. But there are some vital issues that need addressing urgently; increased investment, frictionless touring in the EU, financial support for musicians and promoters who fell through the cracks in 2020/21 and a fair deal for musicians getting their music streamed. The objective of the Review of Jazz in England is to inform Government, funding bodies, potential sponsors, Parliament and to assist the jazz constituency in shaping an action plan for jazz in England.”


And Dr Kathy Dyson, Chair of the Advisory Panel of the Review of Jazz in England, comments:
“As a jazz musician and educator I am well aware of how hard a year it has been for jazz musicians, promoters, studios, technical staff, media and the jazz constituency at large. Realistically, recovery will be slow on the domestic scene and our touring capabilities will be hampered both by Brexit and the myriad quarantine and travel issues globally. This current situation is exacerbated by ten years of funding cuts which have dramatically affected the arts and now the Government is planning to impose a disastrous 50% funding cut to arts subjects including music at Higher Education level in England. The pandemic has thrown petrol on flames and highlighted issues of insecurity, low wages and exploitation of musicians by the music streaming companies. This Review of Jazz in England is a genuine and concerted attempt by people who care deeply about the music, musicians and all involved in promoting it, to find out how the jazz community has fared during the pandemic, what the main issues are that we face now; how these can best be addressed during the post Covid period with the aim of an action plan for the jazz community in England.”


Teesside University Business School is partnering the Review of Jazz in England, and Associate Dean (Marketing & Recruitment) Dr Noel Dennis, writes:
“Teesside University Business School is proud to support the Review of Jazz in England. This is a very timely project that will provide the analysis to allow for fresh strategic thinking to ensure a sustainable future for this wonderful music. I am delighted our students are being afforded the opportunity to contribute to this exciting project and, in so doing, develop their professional skills.”


Full details and briefing papers - ‘Cold Comfort and Home Truths’ – Terms of reference, composition of the Advisory Panel, and five questionnaires dealing with promoters and venues, musicians, jazz festivals, audiences plus individuals and organisations are available at: Review of Jazz in England    
https://appjag.org/review-of-jazz-in-england/


The closing date for the questionnaires is midnight, Monday 28th June 2021.

 

The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) aims to encourage wider and deeper enjoyment of jazz, to increase Parliamentarians’ understanding of the jazz industry and issues surrounding it, to promote jazz as a musical form and to raise its profile inside and outside Parliament. APPJAG currently has over 116 members from the House of Commons and House of Lords across all political parties.  The Group’s officers, as at the Annual General Meeting of 22nd March 2021, are Co-Chairs:, John Spellar MP and Lord Mann, Secretary, Sir Greg Knight MP, Vice Chairs, Alison Thewless MP and Chi Onwurah MP. Treasurer is Ian Paisley MP. Officers are Lord Colwyn and Sarah Champion MP.


The Secretariat is Chris Hodgkins with the assistance of Louis Flood. The contact address is: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) the web address is: https://appjag.wordpress.com/


All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this report are those of the group. This is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees.

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 23/05/2021.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 23/05/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist

 

Now available on http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz


Lars Danielssen Liberetto
Cloudland
ACT


Birgit Minichmayr
As An Unperfect Actor – Nine Shakespeare Sonnets
ACT


Vincent Meissner
Bewegtes Feld
ACT


Francesco Beccaro
Upward
Auand


Emanuele Maniscalco
Graduation
Auand


Enrico Degani
Daily Diary of a Robot
Auand


Dominique Pifarély Quartet
Nocturnes
Clean Feed


Jonas Cambien Trio
Nature Hath painted the body
Clean Feed


Innanen-Passborg-Piromalli
This is it
Clean Feed


Marius Neset
A new Dawn
ACT

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.coftonradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 6pm

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

Kidderminster Jazz Club Re-Opening, July 1st 2021.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Kidderminster Jazz Club will re-open on Thursday, July 1st with a performance by pianist and composer Dave Jones and his quartet, followed by regular monthly shows until December.

Annette Gregory of Kidderminster Jazz Club writes;

 

I am pleased to say that I can start publicising all the gigs starting from 1st July until 2nd Dec…
I am very excited about the artists that are coming - I will confirm Nov shortly.


1st July - Dave Jones Quartet


5th August - Tina May


2nd Sept - Alan Barnes


7th Oct - Roger Beaujolais


2nd Dec - Emma Johnson


Annette Gregory
Kidderminster Jazz Club


https://www.kidderminsterjazzclub.co.uk


https://www.facebook.com/page/@kidderminsterjazzclub


https://www.twitter.com/@kidderminsterj2


Kidderminster Jazz Club
Kidderminster Town Hall DY10 1DE


Open: 1st July 2021
Doors Open at 7:00pm
Performance starts at 7:30pm

 

The Green Note, Camden Town, London - live streamed hybrid shows coming soon from the Green Note stage.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The Green Note will present two special 'hybrid' shows during May and June 2021 and will re-open on June 25th. Latest newsletter attached.

From the latest Green Note newsletter;

Hello music lovers,

Hope you’re all doing well.

Last week saw the end of our ‘Virtually Green Note’ online series, which kept us going with great music twice a week over the past year with the various lockdowns. It’s not necessarily the end of these kind of shows for us, but we thought it a good time to bring this particular series to a close, as this week venues are starting to open up again.

Green Note won’t be reopening till late June, as due to our small size it’s just not viable for us to run socially distanced gigs on a regular basis.

 

However, we are doing a very special one-off hybrid show next Friday, 28th May. OUR MAN IN THE FIELD will be playing at Green Note with his band in front of a very small live audience, and we will also be streaming the event for those of you who might want to watch from home. If you are not familiar with Our Man in the Field, we highly recommend checking him out: he takes inspiration from the alt-Americana and Caledonian soul stylings of Van Morrison, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Wilco. His own sound is indefinable yet familiar- its introspective, intimate and deeply soulful style stands comfortably alongside modern-day artists Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Foy Vance and Joe Purdy. He’s been one of our most exciting musical discoveries of the last couple of years, and we can’t wait to have him back on our stage!
This will be an experiment for us - our first hybrid show. It’ll hopefully prepare us for when we re-open doors properly on Friday 25th June, with another very special hybrid show, featuring western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum and lots of fun from ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA.


Check out the events page on our website for more info on these shows and many others coming up over the next few months!


Lots of love,

Immy & Risa xx

 

LIVE STREAMS COMING UP ...


Joe Newberry
+ Kate Griffin
+ George Jackson
Available til end of Fri 21st May

 

Our Man In The Field -
Full Band Hybrid Show!
Fri 28th May
Featuring Award-winning band who take inspiration from the alt-Americana & Caledonian soul stylings of Van Morrison, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival & Wilco



Rob Heron
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra - Reopening Night Hybrid Show!
Fri 25th June
“Newcastle’s finest swing-honkytonk-rockabilly band” fRoots

 

Green Note, 106 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN


http://www.greennote.co.uk

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 16/05/2021.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 16/05/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

Radio Playlist

 

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Graham Costello’s Strata Arrowhead + Legion Second Lives Gearbox


Nathan Francis Quartet After the Morning feat. Eero Kivistoinen Ajabul


Case Kämäräinen Joyride Joyride Eclipse


A tonic for the troops The Capitulation of Alexandria Ambush Odin


Rachel Musson Lighthousing+ Trollo Dreamsing 577


Rino Arbore Block Temporary Life Dodicilune


Rolf Zielke Enta Omri Welcome to the Shaman AgogoRecords


Angrusori Rodav Me Miro Drom Live at Tou Hudson


J-Sound Monk’s Pepper Loose Tongue L+R

 

European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.coftonradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 6pm


Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

Nigel Price Organ Trio - new album and UK tour dates, June - December 2021.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Guitarist Nigel Price will release his new organ trio plus guests album "Wes Imagined" on June 4th 2021 and will follow this with an extensive series of UK tour dates.

We have received the following press release from Ubuntu Music;

Nigel Price Organ Trio
WES REIMAGINED
Ubuntu Music – UBU0080
Album release (CD, digital & vinyl): Friday 4 June 2021

 

TOUR DATES:


24 June - Cambridge Modern Jazz Club


1 July - The Lighthouse, Deal


11 July - Knockstock Festival, Kent


12 September - Isle Of Wight Jazz Weekend


18 September - The Jazz Experience, Marlow


24 September - The Jazz Sanctuary, Twickenham


9 October - The Hive, Shrewsbury


13 October - Stratford Jazz


21 October - Seven Jazz, Leeds


7 December - Norwich Jazz, Norwich


9 December - Fleece Jazz, Suffolk

 

Inventiveness, originality and ensemble playing are terrific.”  Dave Gelly, The Observer


Wes Reimagined is award-winning guitarist Nigel Price’s new album with his organ trio - Ross Stanley and Joel Barford - and features outstanding guest appearances from Vasilis Xenopoulos on tenor saxophone, Tony Kofi on alto and Snowboy on percussion. The recording is a collection of Wes Montgomery’s timeless music and includes the classic tunes ‘Cariba!’, ‘So Do It’ and ‘Movin’ Along’.


“I haven’t tried to reinvent the wheel in any way – it’s just a kind of “what if? The great man’s tunes are played in the same spirit but with a little look at what might have been. So, ‘Leila’ moves from a cool ‘west coast’ vibe to an out and out burner, ‘Far Wes’ to a waltz and ‘Road Song’ from a bossa to a grooving shuffle,” says Price. “I also think that Wes had an honest, direct and melodic style which influenced a lot of the funk, soul, boogaloo and earthy groove music that was to come shortly after his passing. I have no doubt that he would have been at the forefront of that movement. Therefore, I’ve intertwined some of these later styles with Wes’ music.”


Price wanted to acknowledge the later period of Montgomery’s recordings and commissioned the trombonist/arranger Callum Au to write three string quartet arrangements for the Phonograph Effect Strings and transform some pieces into larger productions.


“What started out as a little daydream has become an exciting body of work of which I am very proud,” concludes Price. “I must say it turned out even better than I imagined.”

 


Nigel Price: https://nigethejazzer.com
Nigel Price started his professional career in his early 20s touring Europe with various reggae and funk bands before settling on a solo guitar career and turning his attention to jazz. Citing early influences as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Price honed his craft by attending gigs and sitting in with the players of the time. He has played on more than 50 albums including seven as a leader, spent 10 years with acid jazz outfit The Filthy Six, was a member of James Taylor’s band, JTQ, for three years (with whom he recorded five albums) and performed with the legendary David Axelrod. Price’s career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison’s recent album, Keep Me Singing. Price has worked tirelessly to organise his own tours (including a 56-date tour in 2016 and an extensive tour in 2020, despite the pandemic). He is a regular performer at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club where he has made more than 500 appearances. Price’s awards include the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Jazz Ensemble and the 2016 British Jazz Award for Best Guitarist. He was also nominated for Best Guitarist at the 2014 British Jazz Awards. Price has teamed up with Fibonnaci Guitars to produce The Londoner archtop guitar.


Ubuntu Music: https://www.weareubuntumusic.com
Ubuntu Music, a division of Ubuntu Management Group, is a progressive recorded music label that is committed to bringing quality, accessible jazz and related music genres to increasingly wider audiences. Our approach includes collaborative efforts with an array of performing artists who have a passion for jazz and who possess unique and diversified talents.


Distribution: The Orchard – https://www.theorchard.com

 

NQ Jazz Manchester, in partnership with The Stoller Hall and The Yard, announce new live music dates for 2021.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

NQ Jazz will host an extensive live music programme running from June to October 2021 featuring Soweto Kinch, Norma Winstone, Mark Lockheart and more. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;

Live jazz makes a triumphant return to Manchester with new concert series


● Featuring some of the biggest names in live jazz alongside rising stars


● Manchester venues The Stoller Hall and The Yard become new venue partners for NQ Jazz this year, with a range of COVID-safe lunchtime concerts, evening concerts and masterclasses


● The new programme will develop the jazz musicians of the future through partnership with Chetham’s School of Music and RNCM


● Upcoming jazz musicians will showcase their music on a global stage with concerts and online streams

 

Manchester’s growing reputation for live jazz is set to be catapulted in 2021, with a line-up of established and emerging musicians and two new venue partners.
Manchester-based live music promoters NQ Jazz have established a brand-new partnership with two unique venues in Manchester; 500-seat music-venue, The Stoller
Hall and new arts space, The Yard.


Their latest venture will bring some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians to Manchester for a series of socially distanced lunchtime concerts and masterclasses, evening concerts and live broadcasts. Through a hybrid programme of live performances, high-quality online broadcasts and performance archive, the programme will reach a global
audience.


Amongst the artists involved are multiple MOBO award-winning saxophonist and composer Soweto Kinch, seminal vocalist Norma Winstone alongside long-term collaborators Stan Sulzmann and Nikki Iles, plus Jazz FM Instrumentalist of the Year 2016, Mark Lockheart, the renowned saxophonist and bandleader who rose to prominence with the influential big band Loose Tubes.


In addition to established artists, the partnership will champion rising stars and develop young talent, working with Manchester’s prestigious music school, Chetham’s, on a range of public Masterclasses, as well as providing opportunities for Manchester’s student community to learn from leading jazz artists by working with the RNCM and the University of Manchester.


BBC Young Jazz Musician competitor and recent Edition Records signing Fergus McCreadie returns in July, performing with his trio in support of their outstanding new
album, Cairn. Virtuosic jazz guitarist Rob Luft, a Jazz FM ‘Breakthrough Act’ and Parliamentary Jazz ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ award recipient in 2018, brings his
quintet to the night in September, whilst the superb vocalist and Elftet member Ella Hohnen-Ford brings her own TreeClimbers project to Manchester in July.


NQ Jazz is also pleased to continue its series of live improvised soundtracks to silent film, this time focussed around a ‘seminal sci-fi’ theme, curated by guitarist and music for film expert José Dias. The five film nights will include live scores to classics such as Nosferatu, The Lost World and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, from musicians across the improvised music spectrum.


The COVID-safe events will be held in compliance with Government guidance, with audiences given the option of rescheduled dates and online broadcasts if restrictions
prevent concerts from going ahead as planned. NQ Jazz and its partners have been issued with Visit England ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard certificates.

 

Emily Burkhardt, Artistic Director at NQ Jazz:
“We’re delighted to be working alongside a diverse and wonderful spread of partners for our upcoming season, to bring more of the music we love to Manchester via our two brilliant new partner venues. We’re exceptionally proud to present this programme, featuring many of the UK’s most celebrated and exciting musicians. With The Stoller Hall being an internationally recognised state of the art concert hall and The Yard being a beautiful & intimate new arts space, bursting with creative vibrancy, we hope that there will be something for everyone in our programme!”


Fran Healey, General Manager of The Stoller Hall:
“Creating exceptional live music experiences for our audiences is what we’ve been doing ever since we opened our doors and we’re so excited for that to continue with a year-round programme of live jazz. This is a first for The Stoller Hall and for Manchester, where we can champion new music talent through our work with Chetham’s and showcase established musicians on our global stage.”


Jo Hamburger, General Manager of The Yard:
“Our values have always been built on showcasing the finest creative talent from and visiting the North West. With this in mind, we are beyond delighted about our new partnership with NQ Jazz, which will bring first class Jazz to the North side of Manchester on Monday nights from June 2021. We look forward to watching the community flourish and grow.”

 

This new programme is made possible by Arts Council England’s Supporting Grassroots Live Music fund. All events will be run in compliance with Visit England’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry guidelines for as long as COVID-19 guidelines remain in place.

 

NQ Jazz began at The Wonder Inn in 2015 and has played host to a variety of internationally-renowned artists, including Jonathan Kreisberg, Gwilym Simcock, Ari Hoenig,
and Alice Zawadzki. In May, 2019, NQ Jazz hosted its first stage for the Manchester Jazz Festival, inviting Ivo Neame Quartet, Malija and others to perform at The Whiskey Jar.

In 2020, with a grant from Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund, NQ Jazz Digital was launched. Using Patreon, it presented filmed performances, podcasts, and silent film scores from the likes of Lwanda Gogwana, Nikki Iles, and Elliot Galvin. As part of its digital strand, NQ Jazz curates a weekly ‘listening guide’, highlighting albums new and old from international jazz artists, in an effort to support a range of jazz artists via streaming and album sales.
NQ Jazz website https://www.nqjazz.co.uk/

 

The Stoller Hall is a live music performance and event venue in the heart of Manchester. Based alongside Chetham’s School of Music, they’ve established a reputation as the home of world-class chamber music. The vibrant programme offers everything from chamber music, the best international touring artists, home-grown folk, contemporary takes on classical music, jazz, family concerts and the best of young musical talent. Running through the programme is the ethos of learning, collaboration and exchange which have come to epitomise Chetham’s School and The Stoller Hall’s role in the city.
https://stollerhall.com/

 

The Yard is a dynamic new arts centre, designed for the greatest creative minds of the city. It’s a space where music and art thrive, and where creative industry start-ups and established professionals can shake off the tired and let go of the expected. Come here to listen, watch, work, learn, experiment and collaborate – in a place where creative individuals shine and rise.
https://theyardmcr.com/


FULL PROGRAMME


June 2021
Monday 7th – Soweto Kinch
Monday 14th – Ant Law
Monday 21st – Norma Winstone ‘A Time Remembered: The Music of Bill Evans’
Monday 28th – IBQT


July 2021
Sunday 4th – José Dias ‘Nosferatu’
Monday 5th – Lauren Kinsella
Monday 12th – Chris Montague ‘Warmer Than Blood’
Monday 19th – Ella Hohnen-Ford ‘Treeclimbers’
Sunday 25th – Vonnegut Collective ‘The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder’ + ‘The Lost World’
Monday 26th – Fergus McCreadie


August 2021
Monday 2nd – Joe Downard ‘Seven Japanese Tales’
Monday 9th – AuB
Sunday 15th – David Austin-Grey Trio ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’
Monday 23rd – Andre Canniere ‘Ghost Days’
Monday 30th – Misha Mullov-Abbado


September 2021
Sunday 5th – John Ellis & Matt Owens ‘Paris Qui Dort’ + ‘Le Voyage dans la Lune’
Monday 6th – Rob Luft
Monday 13th – Shirley Smart
Monday 20th – Mark Lockheart ‘Dreamers’
Sunday 26th – Ripsaw Catfish ‘Aelita: Queen of Mars’
Monday 27th – Gareth Lockrane ‘Grooveyard’


October 2021
Monday 4th – Byron Wallen ‘Four Corners’


For full concert listings & ticket bookings visit http://www.nqjazz.co.uk // www.stollerhall.com

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 09/05/2021.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 09/05/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

Radio Playlist

 


Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

ALBUM:


     
                           
Susanna Risberg Trio
Boiler Room
CAM Jazz


Matthew Halpin
Agreements
Frutex


Paul Dunmall/Mark Sanders
Unity
577 Records


Stuff
T(h)reats
SdBan


Svetlana Marinchenko
Letters to my Little Girl
Losen


Johnny Richards
Build a Friend
NewJAIM


Wako
Live in Oslo
Ora Fonogram


Portraits in Jazz
Sunday
Digital


Thomas Strönen
Bayou
ECM

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;

 

At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz


Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.coftonradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 6pm

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

Ramsey Lewis Announces the Second Season Of The Monthly Online Performance Series, “Saturday Salon”.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Pianist Ramsey Lewis is to continue his live streaming ticketed solo performances with a second season of twelve shows announced for 2021. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis Announces the Second Season Of The Monthly Online Performance Series, “Saturday Salon”


GRAMMY® Award-winning Pianist and NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis Announces the Second Season Of The Monthly Online Performance Series, “Saturday Salon” On StageIt Presented By Ariel Investments

 

GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist and NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis continues his live streaming ticketed solo performances with a second season of twelve shows announced for 2021. The “Saturday Salon” sponsored by Ariel Investments will take place on the last Saturday of every month and feature a 60-minute performance at 1:00 PM Central Time. Tickets are $20 per show and on sale at http://www.stageit.com/RamseyLewis.


Lewis will provide audiences with an exclusive concert experience streaming on Stageit. The ticketed online platform, StageIt, is one of the most respected platforms in the business and is being utilized by artists such as GRAMMY® Award-nominees Sara Bareilles and Rage Against The Machine/Springsteen collaborator Tom Morello, recent Golden Globe “Best Original Song” winner Common, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Daryl Hall and GRAMMY® Award-winner Jason Mraz. StageIt recently held their first awards show called the Stagies. Ramsey Lewis won a Lifetime Achievement award and was also nominated for Artist of the Year.


Ramsey Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award
https://fb.watch/4_FaflF0nm/


A portion of the proceeds from each performance will benefit The Jazz Foundation of America. The JFA is one of the leading non-profit organizations focused on aiding jazz musicians in this international time of need. Every aspect of the music industry has been impacted by COVID-19 and the JFA is focused on providing much needed emergency, health, housing and job assistance to jazz musicians who have lost a large portion of their income due to a lack of live performances.

Ramsey recently said, “Throughout my career people have always been there to help me. Now that I’ve retired from touring, my wife Jan and I thought since I’m still playing everyday anyway why not share it with my fans and help those in need.”
Ramsey Lewis Saturday Salon 2021 Schedule of Shows

May 29 - The Incurable Romantic - Ramsey has always been an artist who lives and philosophizes love and romanticism. He has swooned us for decades with song and this show features some of his all time favorite love songs of his and other artists.

June 26 - Songs From Black Orpheus And Other Movie Themes - Black Orpheus won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1960. Equally memorable was the soundtrack album, which featured the music of two of Brazil’s top composers, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfa. In this show Ramsey plays his interpretations of his favorite songs from the soundtrack and other movie themes.

July 31 - The Beatles Songbook Volume II - The Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide. Their music has captivated generations. Now three time Grammy winner Ramsey Lewis returns with an exciting new show celebrating some of the greatest songs ever written by The Beatles. The songs were carefully chosen from The Beatles catalogue for their instrumentation and arrangements to be seamlessly intertwined with extraordinary piano brilliance of NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis.

August 28 - Funky Serenity - Funky Serenity was well received by critics who called the album an essential album from Ramsey Lewis. It finds him combining elements of blues, funk, gospel, pop, soul and even briefly, a hint of avant-garde. However, Funky Serenity was also a reminder of why Ramsey Lewis was one of the most successful jazz pianists of his generation. The single Kufanya Mapenzi (Making Love) is classic Ramsey Lewis.

September 25 - An Hour With Ramsey Lewis - Released in 1959, An Hour with the Ramsey Lewis Trio was considered a landmark album. It was one of the first records ever to have a total running time of nearly an hour, instead of the standard half an hour that was common to most albums from that period. In this show Ramsey packs his classic hits and deep cuts into 60 glorious minutes.

October 30 - In Love With Love - For lovers only, Ramsey explores the greatest human emotion in this show of the most beautiful love songs.

November 27 - Frankly Sentimental - Ramsey Lewis plays Frank Sinatra love songs. Ramsey’s Sinatra show spans Ol’ Blue Eyes’ amazing career and doesn’t leave a single viewer with a dry eye.

December 24 (special Friday edition) - More Sounds Of Christmas - For this performance Ramsey revisits his classic Holiday record More Sounds Of Christmas. One of the best-selling Christmas jazz albums with his classic trio of Redd Holt and Eldee Young who serve up a tight set of grooves based around Holiday favorites like “Winter Wonderland,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “Sleigh Ride,” and Lewis’ “Christmas Blues”


About Ramsey Lewis:
Ramsey Lewis has been an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for over 50 years with an unforgettable sound and outgoing personality that has allowed him to crossover to the pop and R&B charts. The Ramsey Lewis Trio, with bassist Eldee Young and percussionist Redd Holt, became a fixture on the Chicago jazz scene, releasing their debut album, Ramsey Lewis & His Gentlemen of Jazz, back in 1956. Lewis earned his first gold record, as well as a Grammy award for Best Jazz Performance, for their swinging version of Dobie Gray’s hit “The In Crowd.” He returned to the pop charts in 1966 with versions of “Hang On Sloopy” and “Wade In The Water.” After Young and Holt left Lewis’ trio to form their own group, the pianist hired a new rhythm section with Cleveland Eaton on bass and Maurice White on drums. When White left the band to form Earth, Wind & Fire, Morris Jennings signed on as the trio’s new percussionist. White returned to produce Lewis’ 1974 smash album entitled Sun Goddess, in which Lewis first experimented with electronic keyboards and featured members of Earth, Wind & Fire on the album. In 1983, Lewis returned to the studio with Young and Holt for the album Reunion. Throughout his illustrious career, Lewis who is a NEA Jazz Master, has also joined forces with countless other artists to create new and innovative music. In 1984, he collaborated with Nancy Wilson on The Two of Us, in 1988 he recorded with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra for the album A Classic Encounter, and in 1989 Lewis and Dr. Billy Taylor cut a set of piano duets in We Meet Again. In 1997, Lewis added disc jockey to his resume, hosting a popular show on Chicago’s WNUA-FM that ran until 2009. You can hear Ramsey Lewis’ latest recording Urban Knights VII available now via Ropeadope Records https://fanlink.to/RamseyLewis_VII.

 

About StageIt™
StageIt is the premier ticketed livestreaming platform and community. Founded in 2009 for artists, by artists, StageIt is on a mission to enable live intimate experiences, providing a stage for every creator and a front row seat for every fan. As an early industry leader StageIt offers a platform for artists to perform live, interact with fans and monetize shows, while creating unique experiences for fans that are never archived. To learn more visit stageit.com or follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Ariel Investments, LLC
Ariel Investments, LLC is a global value-based asset management firm founded in 1983. Ariel is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Sydney. As of January 31, 2021, Ariel’s firm-wide assets under management totaled approximately $15 billion. Ariel serves individual and institutional investors through five no-load mutual funds and 11 separate account strategies. For more information, please visit Ariel’s website at http://www.arielinvestments.com.

 

Ramsey Lewis website:
https://www.ramseylewis.com

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 02/05/2021.

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 02/05/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist

 

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Marius Neset
A New Dawn
ACT


Blue Rainbow
Blue Rainbow
Working Label


Le Bruit des Dofs
La Combinatronique
Circum Disc


Tomos Williams
Cwmwl Tystion/Witness
Tŷ Cerdd


Bianco & Brackenbury
Rising up
Discus


Julie Sassoon
If you can’t go outside…go inside
jazzwerkstatt


Jeppe Zeeberg
The full Experience
self


Srdjan Ivanovic Blazin’ Quartet
Sleeping Beauty
Moonjune

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00

http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.coftonradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 6pm

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ

 

Greg Heath / Nicolas Meier Quartet Live Stream from The Verdict Jazz Club, Brighton, (May 7, 2021).

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Saxophonist Greg Heath and guitarist Nocolas Meier will co-lead their quartet in this livestream concert, commencing at 8.30 pm. Full details attached.

From the Verdict Jazz Club;


Let’s get together
We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for Greg Heath / Nicolas Meier Quartet Live Stream from The Verdict Jazz Club, May 7, 2021 at 8:30 PM.
Register soon because space is limited.
We hope you’re able to join us!
https://verdictjazz.co.uk/


Friday 7th May, 8.30pm BST
Greg Heath / Nick Meier Quartet
Greg Heath – Soprano & Tenor Saxophones / Nicolas Meier – Electric & Acoustic Guitar / Simon Thorpe – Acoustic bass / Nick Smalley – Drums & Percussion
£8 ticket link
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/greg-heath-nicolas-meier-quartet-live-stream-from-the-verdict-jazz-club-tickets-149517393549

 

Gregory Heath - Soprano & Tenor Saxophones
New Zealand born tenor saxophonist Greg Heath has been resident in the UK since 1986 and has worked with a wide range of jazz and popular musicians, including Dr John, Jimmy Cliff, Omar Hakim, Rachael Z, Nile Rogers, Mica Paris, Maceo Parker, Van Morrison and Joan Armatrading, Ilham Al Madfai, Roy Ayers, Beverley Knight, Jimmy Ruffin.
As a composer and has extensive experience writing for film, television and interactive media as well as leading his own quartet with an album release Fact & Fiction. 2009
He is a current member and co-founder of UK Jazz supergroup Hexagonal.


Nicolas Meier - Electric & Acoustic Guitar
https://www.meiergroup.com/bio
https://www.meiergroup.com/press
UK-based guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the world’s most original and uniquely talented guitarists. Drawing from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more—all mixed with jazz—Meier’s versatility and musical fluency extends well beyond that, even. (... so much so, that his considerable talents drew the attention of rock guitar legend, Jeff Beck, who made Nicolas a mainstay in The Jeff Beck Group—carrying him on two world tours during the course of the last several years.)


Nick Smalley - Drums & Percussion
Nick studied percussion with Dave Hassell in his native Manchester, before going on to graduate from Leeds College of Music in 2002, having been awarded the John Scheerer Prize for Kit Drums in the previous year. Nick studied with Tony Mann and Paul Clarvis during this time, and was a member, along with Garry Jackson, of the Chris Issac Quartet which came second in the Perrier Young Jazz Awards ensemble category in 2000. He also plays drums in the Paul Wilkinson Trio with Garry Jackson.
Much in demand on the UK Jazz scene, Nick has performed with many of the greats of British Jazz including;
Art Themen, John Dankworth, Jacqui Dankworth, Paloma Faith, Jamie Cullum, Ian Shaw, Guy Barker, Tina May, Alan Barnes, Bobby Wellins, Julian Joseph, John Surman, Mike Garrick, Gareth Lockrane, London Jazz Orchestra, Pete King, Jim Mullen, Henry Lowther, London Jazz Orchestra, Pete Brown
In addition to his drumming skills Nick is a highly accomplished percussionist with deep understanding of eastern, Latin and African percussion styles.


Simon Thorpe - Acoustic bass
Bassist Simon Thorpe has become one the most popular bass player in the UK having worked with numerous artists including Stacey Kent, Bobby Wellins, Alan Barnes and Amy Winehouse. He leads his own 30-40’s swing band Jivin Miss Daisy and the electronic improv group Improphonics.
He is also a current member of UK Jazz supergroup Hexagonal.

 

 

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 25/04/2021.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 25/04/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

 

This week’s radio playlist

 

Available now at mixcloud.com/ukjazz


Anders Mogensen
The Jazz Gallery
AMM Records


Cecilie Strange
Blikan
April Records


Marius Neset
A new Dawn
ACT


Erdmann/Payen
Bricabracomaniacs
Yolk


Runar Nørsett Trio
My funny Quarentine
Losen


Krononaut
Scratch Test (EP)
Glitterbeat


Tom Stephenson
Perfect Circle
Bandcamp


Wollny - Parisien - Lefebvre - Lillinger
XXXX
ACT


Philipp Schiepek & Walter Lang -
Cathedral
ACT


Koma Saxo
Koma Saxo Live
WeJazz


Erdmann/Payen
Bricabracomaniacs
Yolk

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;

 

At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00

http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.coftonradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 4pm

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ)

 

International Jazz Day - A Message from Tommy Smith and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.

Friday, April 30, 2021

On behalf of the SNJO, Tommy Smith is sending a message for peace and goodwill to all the nations around the world celebrating the gift of music and International Jazz Day.

Tommy Smith writes;

International Jazz Day - Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

 

Hi, I’m in the 12th Century Cathedral of St. Giles, in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, and just presented JAZZ to 10,000 Scottish primary school kids at 10:00 AM today on International Jazz Day, and as part of Scotland’s first Assembly.


The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra are also filming tonight a fantastic symbiotic collaboration called WHERE RIVERS MEET with visual artist Maria Rud which will be released on May 12.


I’d like to welcome all of you to our celebration of International Jazz Day, where people of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and beliefs join forces and prove, without a doubt, that our similarities are more powerful than our differences.


Jazz is about freedom and will always be about freedom, freedom to expand, freedom to explore and to encourage and courage. Jazz keeps you evolving with its ever-evolving nature.


We give our heartfelt thanks and send our love to health workers worldwide for saving lives, working tirelessly day in day out.
And our most profound appreciation and gratitude to our heroes, the essential workers, putting their lives on the front line for total strangers due to the Coronavirus pandemic encircling our globe.


This year we’re still unable to perform live, but our hearts and gratefulness go out to everyone who continues to support the SNJO.


Below is a link to an extract from our 25th Anniversary concert from Perth Concert Hall.
https://youtu.be/vxA_5-fgXB4


On behalf of the SNJO, I would like to send a message for peace and goodwill to all the nations around the world celebrating the gift of music and International Jazz Day.


SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
‘If I Were A Bell’ by Frank Loesser
arranged by Kieran McLeod


Saxophones: Martin Kershaw, Paul Towndrow, Tommy Smith, Konrad Wisniewski, Bill Fleming
Trumpets: Jim Davison, Sean Gibbs, Tom MacNiven, Lorne Cowieson
Trombones: Kieran McLeod, Liam Shortall, Anoushka Nanguy, Michael Owers
Piano: Pete Johnstone
Acoustic Bass: Calum Gourlay
Drums: Alyn Cosker
Recorded Live on 5th December 2020 Perth Concert Hall


Stage Manager Ashley Holland Live
Sound Engineer Mark McKellen
Assistant Engineer Mark Renfrew
Live Lighting Technician Rebekah Pattison
Live Video Mixing: John Pike Video
Photography: Derek Clark & Perthshire Sound & Light
SNJO Manager Lindsay Robertson
SNJO Artist Director Tommy Smith


Supported by Creative Scotland


http://www.snjo.co.uk

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 18/04/2021.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 18/04/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

Radio Playlist

 

Playlist for Show 15 – First Broadcast April 18th

 

Available now at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Bend the Future
Without Notice
Tonzonen Records


Nicole Johaenntgen
Henry III
Selmabird Records


Dans Dans
Zink
Unday Records


Belmondo Quintet
Brootherhood
Jazz&People


ICP Septet+
Komen & Gaan
ICP


Weird Box
Radio Paris EP
Auand


Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Ding Dong Your Dead
runegrammofon


Stefano di Battista
Morricone Stories
Warner

 

 

European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.coftonradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 6pm

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ)

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 11/04/2021.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 11/04/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Playlist for Show 14 – first broadcast 11th April 2021

 

Snowpoet
Wait for Me
Edition


Rolf Zielke
Welcome to the Shaman
Agogo Records


Thomas de Porquery
Drôles De Dames
BMC


Fergus Quill Trio
Zoop Zoop
Tight lines


Paar Linien
Paar Linien
Discobolus Records


Giancarlo Tossani
Knots & Notes
Auand


Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble
Implicate Order
D.O.T.


Raphaël Imbert Quartet
Oraison
Outnote Records

 

 

European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.coftonradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 6pm

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ)

 

DC Jazz Festival Announces ‘We Get to Talk’ Podcast Series.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) has launched a podcast series titled We Get to Talk. On this bi-weekly program, DCJF Executive Director Sunny Sumter engages jazz artists in captivating conversations.

Publicist Lydia Liebman has forwarded the following information;


I’m happy to announce that the DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) has launched a podcast series titled We Get to Talk. On this bi-weekly program, DCJF Executive Director Sunny Sumter engages jazz artists in captivating conversations that revolve around relevant topics, people and places. The first episode launches today, April 14th 2021, and features Matthew Whitaker.


Listeners can tune in on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Crossover Media or wherever they get their podcasts.

 

FULL PRESS RELEASE:

 


DC Jazz Festival Announces We Get to Talk Podcast Series
Hosted by DCJF Executive Director Sunny Sumter Starting Wednesday, April 14


WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 14, 2021 – DC Jazz Festival today announces a new podcast series titled We Get to Talk, where DCJF Executive Director Sunny Sumter engages jazz artists in captivating conversations that revolve around relevant topics, people and places. We Get To Talk launches Wednesday, April 14, with episodes being released on a bi-weekly basis. Listeners can tune in on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Crossover Media or wherever they get their podcasts.


The first round of episodes will feature a wide-ranging cast of guests who each have a unique story to share. In our first episode, piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker, who is blind, offers ways we can create a more inclusive and accessible world for the disabled community, particularly in music and the arts. In the second instalment, Sunny and soul singer-songwriter Cecily discuss the power of mindfulness and music’s healing ability. In episode three, Allyn Johnson, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of the District of Columbia, shares his experiences as an arts educator and talks about the inspiration we can all find from love. Next, harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet sits down with Sunny to discuss what it means to truly be part of one’s community and the strength that comes from knowing your neighbors. From there we hear from Afro Blue alumnus Christie Dashiell as she shares her thoughts on how artists have been and can continue to adapt to the times. Finally, Sunny explores the importance of heritage and identity with hip-hop artist Maimouna “Mumu Fresh” Youssef and how they influence her musical stylings.


We Get To Talk will be presented in collaboration with Crossover Media. Each episode features snippets of guests’ past DC JazzFest performances and a segment dedicated to discussing each artist’s motivations and inspirations. “We are thrilled to welcome Sunny Sumter to the Crossover Podcast family,” said Crossover Media founder Alex Hollingsworth. “Whether discussing the latest Verzuz, politics, music or social issues, our hosts cover a variety of topics.” Join DC Jazz Festival and host Sunny Sumter on Wednesday, April 14, when We Get to Talk welcomes its first guest, jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker.



Learn more about the DC Jazz Festival and all of our programs by visiting http://www.dcjazzfest.org.


About DC Jazz Festival: The DC Jazz Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that celebrates America’s unique original art form by presenting year-round programs and performances featuring local, national and internationally acclaimed artists. The mission of the DC Jazz Festival is to present internationally renowned and emerging artists in celebration of jazz, unify diverse communities and enable connections between artists and audiences, advance jazz and music education, provide performance opportunities for DC-based musicians, and highlight DC as a major and vibrant center for jazz. With dozens of performances in venues across the city, the annual DC JazzFest is one of the largest music festivals in the country. This international event attracts jazz lovers from around the world to the nation’s capital. The 2021 DC JazzFest will take place September 1-5. For more information about the DCJF and its activities, visit http://www.dcjazzfest.org.


About Crossover Media: Crossover Media launched in 2020 to provide tools and resources to help minority and independent podcasters grow their podcast shows. Its goal is to ensure minority and independent podcasters do not get lost in the influx of new shows launching specifically by those who are already famous or have significant funding behind their podcasts. Crossover currently has more than 10 shows covering sports, society and culture, and news. Visit http://www.crossoverpodcast.com.

 

Keep up with DCJF:
Twitter: @dcjazzfest
Facebook: facebook.com/dcjazzfest
Instagram: @dcjazzfest
LinkedIn: DC Jazz Festival
Everything Else: linktr.ee/dcjazzfest


The DC Jazz Festival®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit service organization, and its 2021 programs are made possible, in part, with major grants from the Government of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Mayor; National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; and with awards from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Galena-Yorktown Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Gillon Family Charitable Fund, Venable Foundation, The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, Compass of Greater Washington, The Max and, Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation, John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation, and The Leonard and Elaine Silverstein Family Foundation. ©2021 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.

Sarah Gillespie - free songwriting workshop and new live gig dates.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Sarah Gillespie will host a free online songwriting workshop on 22nd April 2021. She has also announced dates for a number of live performances later in the year.

Sarah Gillespie writes;


Free Songwriting Workshop // New Live Gig Dates //

 


FREE SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
22 APRIL 2021 5pm (UK)


HOW TO USE YOUR INSTINCTS TO WRITE A SONG


There’s a bunch of ways to write songs and people would always opt for what ever works best for them. But I know that the songs I’ve written that resonate the most with my audiences are all created from instinct and feelings - rather than cognitive thought.


If you’re sensing that too many processes, guidelines and rules might be prohibiting you instead of helping you, then please pop along to this. And bring a pen! X


In this 45 min workshop we’ll find out:-
How to create songs from a feeling rather than an idea
How to chase that feeling and transform into a noise that other people relate to
How to write lyrics that are musical, percussive, visual and unique to you.


Register you spot HERE
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdOyppj4pHdJlKowjlnMCiXo2SX1Myafo?fbclid=IwAR0xZ5oF_w19la7ob8p6Wyr65zWvB24f_3bVKh-VppvVuMBQR4m23oBzTqw

9am Pacific // 10 am Mountain // 11am Central // 12pm Eastern // 5pm UK // Spain

 

NEW GIG DATES COMING IN!!


I cant wait to get playing live again. We have a bunch of gigs TBC but here are a few confirmed dates.


JUN 27 Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club London Uk


AUG 29 Red Rooster Festival - Suffolk UK


SEP 12 606 Club London UK London UK


NOV 20 - Ropery Hall - North Lincolnshire UK


JAN 23 2022 Colchester Arts Centre -  UK


Hope to see you there! Love Sarah XX

http://www.sarahgillespie.com

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 04/04/2021.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz Hour show on 04/04/2021, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

SAH
Past Present Future
Losen


Nik Bärtsch
Entendre
ECM


Steiger
The New Lady Llama
Sdban Ultra


Enrico Morello
Cyclic signs
Auand


Golding-Edwards-Noble
Moon Day
Byrd Out


Alder Ego
III
We Jazz


ZNAP
Boa Boa
Waschsalon records


Patch Dennis
Patches
self


Avishai Daresh
Quarantine Blues
A.MA Records

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.coftonradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 6pm

 

Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ)

Wendy Kirkland - ‘Latin Lockdowns Live’ -  ‘Virtual Tour’ begins May 22nd 2021, followed by live dates in October and November.

Monday, April 05, 2021

Pianist / vocalist Wendy Kirkland has secured Arts Council funding to help finance a 'Hybrid Tour' including ten different livestream performances featuring her popular 'Latin Lockdowns' series.

Wendy Kirkland writes;


Latin Lockdowns Live with Arts Council Funding!

 

We are thrilled to announce…
Latin Lockdowns Live tour begins on 22nd May 2021!

 

Things seem to be on the up - I’m delighted to announce that Arts Council England have funded our hybrid tour with the Latin Lockdowns Live sextet, featuring Roger Beaujolais.


For the ‘virtual’ part of the tour there will be 10 live streams starting on 22nd May at 7.30.
The streams are all one hour long, with completely different set lists, so you can be guaranteed of a unique and authentic latin experience each time!
Prior to the concert we will be rehearsing allt he fresh material, so you will be viewing the very first performance of its kind. The streams will all take place in our club room, with our much-loved grand piano, and will feature full latin percussion - that’s drum kit PLUS latin percussionist!


Wendy Kirkland - piano, vocals
Pat Sprakes - guitar
Roger Beaujolais - vibes
Steve Wyndham - drums
Jon Richmond - Latin percussion

 


Have a look here http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wendykirkland to book dates.


We are offering a preliminary discount - book all ten streams for £75 (plus booking fee) and receive a complimentary DVD of all the streams to boot.


To take advantage of this offer, book tickets through ticketsource (one per person please) and once booked, I will refund £2.50 per ticket on each date.


From October, the ‘real’ part of the tour begins, with dates in Tamworth, Harwich, Nottingham, Devon, Cornwall and of course Chesterfield Jazz Club in October.


14/10/21 - Chesterfield Jazz Club
21/10/21 - Harwich Electric Theatre
22/1021 - Peggy’s Skylight, Nottingham
06/11/21 - Chesterfield Library
plus dates in Devon and Cornwall to be confirmed


Roger, Pat, Steve, Jon and I are so excited to be able to bring this band to you, in a live and augmented format following the hugely positive response our Latin Lockdowns on Facebook and YouTube had in 2020.


We are all really looking forward to performing again for you soon.
All the very best,


Wendy

OUT TODAY - Debut album from guitarist Tom Stephenson.

Friday, April 02, 2021

Tom Stephenson becomes the latest product of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s acclaimed jazz course to put his music out onto the market with the release of his debut album, "Perfect Circle".

Publicist Rob Adams has forwarded the following press release;


Guitarist forms the perfect circle


Guitarist Tom Stephenson becomes the latest product of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s acclaimed jazz course to put his music out onto the market with the release of his debut album, Perfect Circle, available to download on Friday April 2


In common with recent successes, fellow graduate, pianist Fergus McCreadie and saxophonist Matt Carmichael, Stephenson is showing the benefit of being in what he describes as “an intense and inspiring environment with so many like-minded and equally dedicated people.”


Born in Darlington, Stephenson took up guitar at the age of fourteen after a friend introduced him to the instrument. Having been left disillusioned with school and academic expectations he immediately felt a new sense of purpose and dedicated himself to learning a broad range of musical styles.


In 2015 he was awarded a scholarship to study jazz at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the direction of saxophonist Tommy Smith. While at the conservatoire he established himself on the Glasgow jazz scene and has played with established names including trombonist Mark Nightingale, trumpeter John Faddis and guitarist Mike Stern.


The trio that features on Perfect Circle – Stephenson with bassist Mark Hendry and drummer Greg Irons – has gigged substantially, including appearances at Edinburgh and Glasgow jazz festivals, allowing Stephenson’s compositions to strengthen and develop.


“Each tune was written toward the end of my time at the conservatoire,” says Stephenson. “This period signifies an important step in my development as an artist. The goals were to express myself in an uncontrived manner, get in touch with what excites me about music on a personal and subjective level and embrace my own idiosyncrasies both as a player and a composer.”


Simplicity is key for Stephenson, who is very keen to play live dates in support of Perfect Circle. “When composing, no matter how complex everything else gets, I want at least one element to remain simple so that the music can communicate directly with the audience.”


Perfect Circle is available on Bandcamp and all major streaming formats.

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 28/03/2021.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz Hour show on 28/03/2021, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist from March 28th

 


Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz


Amsterdam New Orchestra
Aplauso
Zennez


Vasko Atanasovski Adrabesa Quartet
Phoenix
Moonjune


Simon Toldam
Tak for dit brev
ILK


Echos of Zoo
Breakout
W.E.R.F


Pål Nyberg
Lowlands
AMP


Punkt Vrt Plastik
Punkt Vrt Plastik
Intakt


David Helbock
The New Cool
ACT


Treppenwitz
Sister in Kith
Discus music


Shijin
Theory of Everything
Alter-nativ


Paul Towndrow
Deepening the River
Keywork records

 


European Modern Jazz on the radio;


At any time;


http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Weekly:


http://www.hayesfm.org.uk 91.8 FM – West London Community Radio Sundays 12.00


http://www.targetradio.co.uk  Sunday/Weds 6pm


http://www.purebeatradio.co.uk Sundays 7pm


http://www.cabmuzikradio.com Sunday 5am EST


http://www.coftonradio.co.uk (Birmingham) Monday 7pm


http://www.mykindamusic24.com Sundays 10am


http://listen.camp/ Sundays 6pm


Please send downloads to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (or physical CDs to me at 27 Pembroke Rd, Ruislip, HA4 8NQ)