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The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London, latest newsletter, 27/05/2022.

Friday, May 27, 2022

The Vortex has forwarded its latest newsletter, including details of forthcoming live events.

News & Grooves from the Vortex Jazz Club.


Greetings, Supporters and Friends!

 

Join us this Friday evening for a trio, led by Nick Costley-White one of the finest guitarist on the UK’s jazz scene, renowned for a deep understanding of the jazz tradition and repertoire, matched with a virtuosic technique and progressive approach to improvising. Costley-White is joined by veteran and master bassist and founding member of the Charlie Watts Quintet, Dave Green, and drummer Josh Morrison. With the addition of Dave Green this gig is a rare treat for fans of the Great American Song Book and jazz standards. This is a bit of a late addition to our programme but if you can make it you won’t be disappointed.

 

Saturday
Arun Ghosh is a British-Asian clarinettist, composer and music educator. ‘Conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester and now living in London’. Always a pleasure to hear live, exuding charisma while bursting with energy, Ghosh’s musical vocabulary and vision reflects his rich geographical heritage infusing his work with elements characteristic of traditional Indian music. Twice awarded ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, his musical style embodies a multi-era / multi-genre approach; where numerous strands of jazz join forces with a myriad of musical influences: from jungle to punk, blues to Bollywood…and beyond. His latest album Seclused in Light (a term coined by Ghosh from recluse and secluded) was conceived during lockdown. Listen to the album in the Bandcamp section below. Other band members are Chris Williams (sax), Moss Freed (electric guitar), Davide Mantovani (bass guitar) and Rastko Rasic (drums).

 

Vortex friend, supporter and regular performer at the club Rick Simpson (piano/ composer) will host the weekly Sunday evening jam. He’ll be joined by some other regulars - see our website for the line-up. It’s an occasion for listening to some of the younger, up-and-coming musicians on the London jazz scene. Free entry for Vortex members. One great reason to join the club!

 

The Alexander Hawkins Trio performs next Thursday. Hawkins is a pianist whose music is based on reconciling his love of free improvisation with a deep fascination with composition and structure that makes him one of the most distinctive voices in modern jazz. In the trio format, with Neil Charles (bass) and Stephen Davis (drums), there is an intuitive connection between these frequent collaborators that allows each player space to creatively push and stretch within the boundaries of Hawkins’s compositions. The result is music that is both adventurous and accessible from an integrated unit that functions like a single organism. Listen to Hawkins’ latest album, which also features Shabaka Hutchings, in on Bandcamp.

 

That completes this round up.

 

Stay safe and well,
The Vortex Team

 

NICK COSTLEY-WHITE TRIO
FRI 27 MAY 7PM / 9PM


ARUN GHOSH
SAT 28 MAY 7/9PM


VORTEX JAM SESSION HOSTED BY RICK SIMPSON
SUN 29 MAY 7.30PM


ALEXANDER HAWKINS TRIO
THU 02 JUNE 7PM / 9PM


CALUM GOURLAY QUINTET
FRI 03 JUNE 7/9PM


SEAN GIBBS
SAT 04 JUNE 7PM / 9PM


SULTAN STEVENSON TRIO
WED 08 JUNE 7/9PM


JOHN ETHERIDGE’S BLUE SPIRITS
SAT 11 JUNE 7/9PM


LOUISE DODDS QUARTET
WED 15 JUNE 7/9PM


ELINA DUNI & ROB LUFT FEAT. FRED THOMAS
FRI 17 JUNE 7/9PM


[LATE NIGHT]
HUMAN BEING HUMAN (T. BJØRNSKOV, E. TJALVE & F. BÜLOW) – ALBUM LAUNCH
FRI 17 JUNE 11PM


SIMON PURCELL’S RED CIRCLE
SAT 18 JUNE 7PM / 9PM

 

We always need your love and support so why not take out a membership to the club and enjoy money-off tickets and early access to tickets for popular gigs. You can join directly from our website.


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https://vortexjazzclub.bandcamp.com/

 

Vortex · 11 Gillett Square · Dalston, London, N16 8AZ ·

 

http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk

 

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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

We have received the following information regarding the Festival;


Swansea International Jazz Festival 2022
June 23rd - 26th
FULL FESTIVAL LINE UP & TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

 

Ticketed concerts Alan Barnes/Bruce Adams : Simon Spillett Big Band plays the Music of Tubby Hayes : Karen Sharp Quartet : James Taylor Quartet : The Louis & Ella Music Show : Derek Nash/Noel McCalla ‘Some Kinda Wonderful’ The Music of Stevie Wonder

 

Get the best view and save money!
Book for all six concerts for the one-off price of £90.00 with our VIP multi-buy discount and get priority seating in the first two rows.


FREE Stroller programme at The Pumphouse, Queens Hotel, Copper Jack, The Riverhouse, The Swigg and Amphitheatre (Behind the Leisure Centre)

 


Swansea International JAZZ Festival 2022
FULL INFO & BOOKINGS

 


From;
https://www.visitswanseabay.com/events/swansea-international-jazz-festival/

 

Swansea International Jazz Festival 2022
23-26 JUN|MARITIME QUARTER

 

Swansea International Jazz Festival is back this year, presenting some of the best of local and international artists and bands.


The city will be buzzing with the cool sound of jazz from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th June, when the festival makes its welcome return.

 


Concert Programme;


Alan Barnes & Bruce Adams
Thursday 23 June, 8pm – Swansea Jazz Club at Garage Music Venue

 

Simon Spillett Big Band: The Music of Tubby Hayes
Friday 24 June, 8pm – Dylan Thomas Theatre

 

Karen Sharp Quartet
Saturday 25 June, 2.30pm – Dylan Thomas Theatre

 

James Taylor Quartet
Saturday 25 June, 8pm – Dylan Thomas Theatre

 

The Louis and Ella Music Show
Sunday 26 June, 2.30pm – Dylan Thomas Theatre

 

Some Kinda Wonderful: The Music of Stevie Wonder
Sunday 26 June, 8pm – Dylan Thomas Theatre

 

Get the best view and save money!
Book for all six concerts for the one-off price of £90.00 with our VIP multibuy discount and get priority seating in the first two rows.

 

Get your VIP Pass today, phone the Box Office on 01792 475715.

 


Free Stroller Programme;


Friday 24 June
Ewan Haines Davies Group, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Queens Hotel
Gary Phillips Trio, 5pm – 7pm, Riverhouse
Bunker, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, The Swigg


Saturday 25 June
Siglo Section Big Band, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, Amphitheatre
John-Paul Gard Organ Trio, 1pm – 3pm, Riverhouse
Ellie Jones and Gary Phillips, 2pm – 4pm, Copperjack
Thomas Langshaw Trio, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, The Swigg
Ray ‘Taff’ Williams and, 4pm – 6pm, Riverhouse
Sarah & The Creepy Uncles, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Queen’s Hotel
Afternoon in Paris Band, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Amphitheatre
The Cottle Brothers, 5pm – 7pm, Pumphouse
Ian ‘Titch’ Thomas Duo, 7pm – 9pm, Riverhouse


Sunday 26 June
Constellation Big Band, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, Amphitheatre
Buttonsville, 1pm – 3pm, Riverhouse
Suzanna Warren and Jeremy Young, 2pm – 4pm, Copperjack
Reed Folk Quartet, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, The Swigg
Jack Mac Funk Quintet, 4pm – 6pm, Riverhouse
Matt Sage Trio, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Queen’s Hotel
Albino Frogs, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Amphitheatre
Ray ‘Taff’ Williams Band, 5pm – 7pm, Pumphouse

 

Swansea Council proudly brings you Swansea International Jazz Festival in partnership with Swansea Jazz Club.


http://www.swanseajazz.co.uk

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio playlist from May 22nd 2022

 

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

 


Stéphane Kerecki
Out of the Silence
Out of the Silence
Outnote

 

Enrico Pieranunzi
The Real You
The Extra Something
CamJazz

 

Espen Eriksen Trio ft. Andy Sheppard
1974
In the Mountains
rune grammofon

 

Kjetil Mulelid Trio
The Archetypal Man
Who do You Love the most
runegrammofon

 

Rumpistol
New Beginning
Isola
Raske Plader

 

Roberto Zechini
A deep surface - Il mentecatto
Echoes Sustainable
Notami Jazz

 

Espen Berg
XVII
Fjaere
Odin Recods

 

Manel Fortià Trio
Despertar
Despertar
Segell Microscopi

 

 

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.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

 

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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

From B.D. Lenz via Facebook;


B.D. Lenz Trio - UK/Europe Tour ‘22!

 

We’re SO excited to finally return and we have an EPIC tour lined up:


29/6 - Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Club


30/6 - Acorn Theatre (Penzance)


1/7 - Hawkes House (Thornbury)


2/7 - Bear Club (Luton)


3/7 - Albion (Hastings) w/Rob Leake


4/7 - The Bell Inn (Bath)


6/7 - Matt & Phreds (Manchester)


7/7 - The Bustard Inn (S. Rauceby)


8/7 - Doveridge Village Club


9/7 - The Paxton Centre (London) w/John Altman


10/7 - Walnut Tree Inn (Northampton) w/ Alex Clarke


11/7 - Tamworth Jazz Club


12/7 - NOLA (York)


13/7 - Hull Jazz Club


14/7 - Smokey Joe’s (Cheltenham) w/Kim Cypher


15/7 - Birmingham Jazz Festival


16/7 - Birmingham Jazz Festival


17/7 [day] - Seven Arts (Leeds)


17/7 [night] - The Dark Horse (Moseley)


19/7 - The Royal Oak (Swindon)


20/7 - The Jazz Cave (Cirencester)


21/7 - Vinoteq (Dover)


22/7 - 27b Flat (Brugge BE)


25/7 - Manhattans (Brussesls BE)


26/7 - Foxlowe Arts Centre w/Jordan Swann


27/7 - Granvilles Brasserie (Stone)


28/7 - Joe’s Bar & Grill (Oxford)


29/7 - Hall & Woodhouse (Portishead)


30/7 - The Verdict (Brighton)


http://www.bdlenz.com

Satoko Fujii and Trio SAN European tour, June 4th-10th 2022.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Pianist-composer Satoko Fujii will embark on European tour with Trio SAN featuring vibraphonist Taiko Saito and drummer Yuko Oshima. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;

 


June 4-10: Satoko Fujii and Trio SAN European tour

 


Pianist-composer Satoko Fujii embarks on European tour with Trio SAN featuring vibraphonist Taiko Saito and drummer Yuko Oshima

 

Saturday, June 4 – Friday, June 10

 

The trio’s debut performances in Italy, Austria and Germany mark Fujii’s return to the continent after a long pandemic absence.

 

 


“Fujii’s music troubles the divide between abstraction and realism. Plucking or scraping the strings of the piano; covering them up as she strikes the keys…. All of this amounts to abstract expressionism, in musical form. But it’s equaled by her rich sense of simplicity, sprung from the feeling that she is simply converting the riches of the world around her into music.” —Giovanni Russonello, New York Times

 

It’s been 27 months since pianist-composer Satoko Fujii, one of the most prolific, innovative and active touring performers in jazz, played in Europe. Fujii breaks the long absence with five concerts and the debut of the new ensemble Trio SAN with vibraphonist Taiko Saito and drummer Yuko Oshima. These three exceptional Japanese musicians, both colleagues and friends, create dynamic, persuasive music that transcends boundaries and genre.

 

The trio formed spontaneously as an extension of Futari, the duo featuring Fujii and Saito. An invitation to Oshima to play with them turned their two into three (in Japanese “futari” means two people, and “SAN” means three).

 


The tour precedes a busy fall for Fujii, featuring the September 20 live NYC performance and recording of her 100th album as a leader, due out in December 2022. The concert and recording will include Fujii, Wadada Leo Smith, Kappa Maki, Ingrid Laubrock, Brandon Lopez, Tom Rainey, Chris Corsano, Ikue Mori and Sara Schoenbeck.

 

 

Trio SAN dates:

 

Saturday, June 4, 21:00 (9 p.m.) at Sala dei Giganti al Liviano, Padova, Italy. Presented by Centro D’arte. For information visit https://www.centrodarte.it/concerti/2022-06-04-san/.

 

Tuesday, June 7, 20:30 (8:30 p.m.) at Porgy and Bess, Vienna, Austria. For information visit https://www.porgy.at/events/10972/.

 

Wednesday, June 8, 20:00 (8 p.m.) at Kesselhaus Berlin, Jazzdor Festival, Berlin, Germany. For information visit https://jazzdor.com/berlin-08-06-2022.

 

Friday, June 10, 20:30 (8:30 p.m.) at Jazzinstitute Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany. For information visit https://www.jazzinstitut.de/?lang=en.

 


In addition, Fujii will perform a concert featuring music and dance with percussive dancer Mizuki Wildenhahn, trumpeter Kappa Maki and drummer Björn Lücker on Thursday, June 9, 19:30 (7:30 p.m.) at Atelier gauss Ottensen, Hamburg, Germany. For information visit https://tickets.gausz-ottensen.de/web/afisha.

 

Critics and fans alike hail pianist and composer Satoko Fujii as one of the most original voices in jazz today. “Across all of Fujii’s work, contradictions come into balance; though her music is abstract and sometimes wild, each element shimmers with clarity,” writes Giovanni Russonello in his New York Times feature article. “In situations large and small, her tender attention to detail is equaled by her ability to convey enormous breadth and textural range.” For more than 25 years, she has created a unique, personal music that spans many genres, blending jazz, contemporary, classical, rock, and traditional Japanese music into an innovative synthesis instantly recognizable as hers alone.

 


A prolific band leader and recording artist, she was the recipient of a 2020 Instant Award in Improvised Music in recognition of her “artistic intelligence, independence, and integrity.” She celebrated her 60th birthday in 2018 by releasing one album a month from bands old and new, from solo to large ensemble. Franz A. Matzner in All About Jazz likened the twelve albums to “an ecosystem of independently thriving organisms linked by the shared soil of Fujii’s artistic heritage and shaped by the forces of her creativity.”

 

Over the years, Fujii has led some of the most consistently creative ensembles in modern improvised music, including her trio with bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Jim Black and an electrifying avant-rock quartet featuring drummer Tatsuya Yoshida of The Ruins. Her ongoing duet project with husband Natsuki Tamura released their eighth recording, Keshin, earlier this year. “The duo’s commitment to producing new sounds based on fresh ideas is second only to their musicianship,” says Karl Ackermann in All About Jazz.

 

As the leader of no less than five orchestras in the United States, Germany, and Japan, Fujii has established herself as one of the world’s leading composers for large jazz ensembles, prompting Cadence Magazine to call her “the Ellington of free jazz.” Since 1996, she has released a steady stream of acclaimed albums for jazz orchestras and in 2006 she simultaneously released four big band albums.

 

When the pandemic forced Fujii to stay home for more than a year, she remained musically active, converting her home practice room into a recording studio and producing her sixth solo album, Hazuki, as well as a duet with Tamura, Keshin. She also collaborated with Ikue Mori in an online duet featured on the recording Prickly Pear Cactus and explored the use of computer editing to shape a solo release, Piano Music.

 

http://www.satokofuji.com

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex,  Autumn 2022 season, programme announced.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Saffron Hall's Autumn season will from 11 September 2022 – 2 January 2023 and will feature a mix of jazz, folk, world and classical performances. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


Saffron Hall reveals Autumn season filled with classical, contemporary and jazz performances by world-class artists.
11 September 2022 – 2 January 2023

 

Major soloists and conductors including Karina Canellakis, Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardner, Jess Gillam, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Courtney Pine, Zoe Rahman and Anoushka Shankar


Return of the Hall’s Resident Orchestras – Britten Sinfonia and London Philharmonic Orchestra – in addition to Dunedin Consort, English Touring Opera, Hallé Orchestra, Tenebrae and The Sixteen


Launch of brand-new boundary-challenging Saffron Sessions and the return of Saffron Foyer informal nights

 

Saffron Hall has announced its Autumn 2022 season featuring a diverse programme of classical, contemporary, folk and jazz performances by many of today’s leading artists. Alongside its main concert series, the Hall announces Saffron Sessions, a series of boundary-challenging performances, in addition to continuing its popular Saffron Foyer events. Throughout the season the Hall will continue to host a programme of engaging cultural events for its audience both in Saffron Walden and the wider region.


Angela Dixon, Chief Executive of Saffron Hall, said:
“Our 22/23 season represents the high quality and diversity that the communities in this region deserve. The integration of world-class performers into our schools and community programmes continues to be a matter of pride and we hope that all of our work will proceed without interruption. With artists and audiences eager to be back live there is much to look forward to.
As the pandemic recedes, we are advocating for culture to sit at the heart of local recovery strategies. Culture is a powerful tool that can unlock potential in a range of areas, from health and wellbeing and education to tourism and placemaking.”

 

Classical and contemporary


A wide array of leading soloists will perform at Saffron Hall in the Autumn including Isata Kanneh-Mason who makes her solo debut at the Hall in a programme centred around the theme of childhood with music by Fanny Mendelssohn, Claude Debussy and more [7 October]. After an important year in her career during which she received an MBE, Jess Gillam returns to the Hall with her ensemble to perform a selection of Christmas classics such as a medley from The Nutcracker [16 December]. Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov joins Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra for a performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3 [8 October] and later that month English Touring Opera make a welcome return with fully-staged performances of Handel’s Agrippina [28 October] and Tamerlano [29 October].


Multi-Grammy-nominated composer and sitar player Anoushka Shankar performs with the Hall’s Resident Orchestra Britten Sinfonia, Jules Buckley and handpan and drum player Manu Delago in a performance featuring works and arrangements by Roxanna Panufnik, Delago and Buckley as well as Shankar herself [16 October]. The Hall’s other Resident Orchestra – the London Philharmonic Orchestra – returns with their Principal Guest Conductor Karina Canellakis and soloist Johan Dalene to perform Sibelius’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s mighty Eroica [23 October], before returning with their Principal Conductor Edward Gardner for Tippett’s grand oratorio, A Child of our Time [27 November].


Three leading vocal ensembles are due to perform at the Hall in the autumn, starting with Scotland’s Dunedin Consort who celebrate their 25th anniversary season with a performance of Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor [19 November]. Nigel Short and Tenebrae return to the Hall to bring a festive programme including Britten’s popular Ceremony of Carols in addition to Joanna Marsh’s In Winter’s House, a piece written for the group in 2019 [10 December]. Harry Christophers and The Sixteen continue the Christmas programme with a performance of Handel’s Messiah [18 December].


Other highlights of the Autumn season include a performance by French string quartet Quatuor Agate [30 October], a first public performance of A4 Brass, a new group comprising principal players from some of the UK’s top brass bands [6 November], and the Hall debut of Cory Band from the Welsh Valleys [3 December], fresh from their recent victory at the European Brass Band Championships.

 

 

Saffron Sessions and Saffron Foyer
This autumn the Hall launches Saffron Sessions, a new programme of creative boundary-challenging performances. The series will include performances by American pianist and composer Chad Lawson, Manchester Collective and Pekka Kuusisto, amongst others. The Hall’s informal Saffron Foyer nights return in September with jazz and folk artists including Katriona Taylor, Django’s Tiger and the Dan Forshaw Quartet. More details of Saffron Sessions and Saffron Foyer line-up will be revealed in due course.

 


Jazz
Audiences will have the opportunity to revisit the jazz music of the 1920s and 1930s with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra [15 October] before celebrating the big band era of the 1940s with the Glenn Miller Orchestra [11 December]. Other jazz highlights include Courtney Pine performing with jazz pianist Zoe Rahman as part of his Spirituality Tour [25 November]. South African male vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo take to the stage with jazz guitarist and singer Muntu Valdo as part of their much-anticipated return to the UK [22 October].

 

 

Talk
Bringing a totally different kind of performance to the Hall, restaurant critic and MasterChef judge Jay Rayner explores our most beloved food in a new show about our fascination behind last meals [20 October].

 


Local talent
Nurturing local talent as ever, the Autumn season opens with Saffron Opera Group performing Wagner’s Tannhäuser [11 September] with acclaimed tenor Peter Auty conducted by Michael Thorne. This dynamic programming of large-scale work reflects Saffron Hall’s ambition as a venue, something which is emphasised by Saffron Walden Choral Society performing Haydn’s Creation with Chameleon Arts Orchestra [12 November]. The Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra return with violinist Alex Redington for a programme including Korngold’s Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s Symphony No.12 commemorating the 1917 revolution [4 December].


Education
Saffron Hall continues breaking new ground in their education initiatives. This includes launching the second iteration of Saffron Sounds this autumn. The Saffron Sounds online resource hub, including filmed performances and demonstrations from the Jess Gillam ensemble, will be available to all primary schools, and will be the starting point for a programme of workshops and live performances offered to schools across Essex and beyond. Artists from across the programme, including A4 Brass, will visit local primary schools for performances. This autumn will also see the introduction of ‘A morning with…’ events for secondary schools, featuring performances, masterclasses and Q&A’s from artists including Isata Kanneh-Mason. And Saffron Hall Trust continues to deliver Together in Sound - its pioneering music therapy programme for those living with dementia and their carers in Saffron Walden. Together in Sound is delivered in partnership with the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research at Anglia Ruskin University, and a pilot programme is now also underway in Braintree in partnership with Braintree District Museum. Further events and projects as part of the Hall’s learning series will be announced in due course.


For more information and to book tickets please visit the Saffron Hall website. http://www.saffronhall.com


 


About Saffron Hall Trust
Saffron Hall is a 740-seat concert hall that opened in 2013 and is a uniquely sustainable model of arts and community outreach. Cited in the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School, a comprehensive school in North Essex, Saffron Hall’s world class programme runs alongside an extensive Schools and Community programme. Since opening Saffron Hall has engaged with over 40,000 participants and sold over 205,000 tickets, with 21% of audiences travelling 30 miles or more. 10% of tickets sold were to under 18s. Saffron Hall is a registered charity and receives no regular funding from the local authority or Arts Council England. It is solely reliant on donations from individuals, trusts and foundations and ticket sales.

 

Listings

 

Sunday 11 September, 2.30pm
Saffron Opera Group: Tannhäuser
Saffron Opera Group Orchestra & Chorus
Michael Thorne, conductor
Peter Auty, Tannhäuser
Samantha Crawford, Elizabeth
Elaine McKrill, Venus
Richard Burkhard, Wolfram
Richard Wiegold, Landgraf
Paul Carey Jones, Biterolf
Brian Smith Walters, Walther
Ben Thapa, Heinrich
Pauls Putnins, Reinmar
Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser


Friday 16 September, 8pm
Foyer Jazz: Katriona Taylor


Friday 23 September, 8pm
Foyer Folk


Sunday 25 September, 3pm
Spooky Stories: Once Upon a Tune
James Mayhew & Antonio Reche-Martinez, narration & illustration
Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hull, conductor
Programme to include:
Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
Jean Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
Richard Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman


Friday 7 October, 7.30pm
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Programme to include:
Fanny Mendelssohn: Easter Sonata
Claude Debussy: Children’s Corner L. 113
Clara Schumann: Scherzo No. 2 in C minor, Op. 14
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38
Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15


Saturday 8 October, 4pm
Hallé Orchestra
Mark Elder, conductor
Pavel Kolesnikov, piano
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast: Vltava
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52


Friday 14 October, 8pm
Foyer Jazz: Django’s Tiger


Saturday 15 October, 7.30pm
Pasadena Roof Orchestra


Sunday 16 October, 7pm
Britten Sinfonia & Anoushka Shankar with Manu Delago
Anoushka Shankar, sitar
Manu Delago, handpan/drums
Jules Buckley, conductor
Programme to include:
Roxanna Panufnik: Indian Summer from Four World Seasons
Manu Delago: A selection of works
Anoushka Shankar: A selection of works


Thursday 20 October, 7.30pm
My Last Supper: One Meal a lifetime in the making with Jay Rayner


Friday 21 October, 8pm
Foyer Folk


Saturday 22 October, 7.30pm
Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Muntu Valdo


Sunday 23 October, 7pm
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, conductor
Johan Dalene, violin
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”


Friday 28 October, 7pm
Agrippina
English Touring Opera
The Old Street Band
George Frideric Handel: Agrippina


Saturday 29 October, 7pm
Tamerlano
English Touring Opera
The Old Street Band
George Frideric Handel: Tamerlano


Sunday 30 October, 4pm
Young Artist Coffee Concert: Quatuor Agate
Luigi Boccherini: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 32 No. 5
Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 67


Sunday 6 November, 4pm
Young Artist Coffee Concert: A4 Brass


Saturday 12 November, 7.30pm
Haydn: The Creation
Saffron Walden Choral Society
Chameleon Arts Orchestra
Quintin Beer, conductor
Rebecca Bottone, soprano
Bradley Smith, tenor
Morgan Pearse, baritone
Joseph Haydn: The Creation


Saturday 19 November, 7.30pm
Dunedin Consort: Mozart Mass in C Minor
Dunedin Consort
Anna Dennis, soprano
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Benjamin Hulett, tenor
Robert Davies, bass
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 80 in D minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Great Mass in C minor


Friday 25 November, 7.30pm
Spirituality Tour
Courtney Pine, bass clarinet
Zoe Rahman, piano
Guest string quartet


Sunday 27 November, 3pm
A Child of Our Time
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner, conductor
Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time


Friday 2 December, 8pm
Foyer Jazz: Dan Forshaw Quartet


Saturday 3 December, 7.30pm
Cory Band


Sunday 4 December, 3pm
Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hull, conductor
Alex Redington, violin
Ralph Vaughan Williams: In the Fen Country
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12


Saturday 10 December, 7.30pm
Tenebrae at Christmas
Nigel Short, conductor
Programme to include:
Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Gustav Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter
Joanna Marsh: In Winter’s House
Herbert Howells: A Spotless Rose


Sunday 11 December, 4pm
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Ray McVay, musical director


Friday 16 December, 7.30pm
Jess Gillam Ensemble at Christmas
Jess Gillam Ensemble
Programme to include:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Medley
John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Auld Lang Syne


Sunday 18 December, 4.30pm
Handel’s Messiah
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, conductor
George Frideric Handel: Messiah


Thursday 22 – Thursday 29 December
Robin Hood
The popular pantomime returns to Saffron Hall brimming with comedy, dance and spectacular sets.


Monday 2 January, 4pm
A New Year’s Celebration
BBC Concert Orchestra
Emma Johnson, clarinet
Programme to include:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto K.622

 


Saffron Hall
Audley End Rd, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH


Phone: 0845 548 7650


http://www.saffronhall.com

Blue Funk to play outdoor gigs in Derby and Belper in July and August 2022.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

The 'Free Jazz In The Park' series presented by Derby Jazz will present a series of free outdoor performances by organist Matt Ratcliffe and his quartet Blue Funk.

We have received the following information from Derby Jazz;


Our third “FREE JAZZ IN THE PARK” series features


BLUE FUNK.
MATT RATCLIFFE - Hammond Organ
JEFF BROWN - trumpet
GARY READER - tenor saxophone
TYMECK JOZWIAK - drums


Matt Ratcliffe, whose keyboards were such a feature of Tony Kofi’s INSIDE STRAIGHT last summer, features his Hammond Organ in this new quartet.
As in previous years FUN is the focus for these FREE (mostly) events.
Join us for an hour of Jazz on a summers day!


SUNDAY JULY 10th NORMANTON PARK
SUNDAY JULY 24th venue TBC
SATURDAY AUGUST 6th BELPER MEMORIAL GARDENS
SUNDAY AUGUST 7th CHESTER GREEN
SUNDAY AUGUST 28th part of ViVa DARLEY PARK CONCERT

 

FULL DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE. http://www.derby-jazz.co.uk

Line up announced for Clonmell Jazz Social’s Summer Jazz Sessions Jazz Weekender at The Peninsulist, Greenwich, London, June 19th 2022.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Clonmell Jazz Social is partnering with The Peninsulist to present an afternoon of free music featuring some of the UK's leading jazz musicians.

From Harry Christelis via Facebook;


SUNDAY, 19 JUNE 2022 FROM 13:00-19:00
Summer Sessions JAZZ WEEKENDER 2022
The Peninsulist, Greenwich Peninsula, London


Event by Clonmell Jazz Social and Harry Christelis
The Peninsulist
Duration: 6 hr
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook

 

Clonmell Jazz Social is excited to be partnering up with The Peninsulist yet again for another round of the Summer Sessions Jazz Weekender. On the 19th June, there will be a fantastic day of music, free for all to enjoy throughout the afternoon at Greenwich Peninsula, showcasing some of the finest contemporary jazz and improvised music in the UK. Not to be missed!
Music from 1pm-7pm


1pm-2pm
JAMES ALLSOPP QUARTET

 

2.30pm-3.30pm
RUTH GOLLER’S SKYLLA

 

4pm-5pm
JAMES KITCHMAN QUARTET

 

6pm-7pm
HARRY CHRISTELIS QUARTET

 

Full details of acts below.

 

JAMES ALLSOPP QUARTET
This is a brand new band from award-winning saxophonist James Allsopp which builds on the joyful and haunting melodies that characterise his music, and combines them with deep bass riffs and a sense of swing rooted in the jazz tradition but not beholden to it!
The band features Steve Buckley (Loose Tubes) on Alto Saxophone and Bass Clarinet, Tom Herbert (Polar Bear) on Acoustic and Electric Bass and Dave Storey on the Drums.


RUTH GOLLER’S SKYLLA
‘SKYLLA’ is the solo project of composer and bassist Ruth Goller (Melt Yourself Down, Rokia Traore, Sam Amidon, Vula Viel) - featuring herself on bass guitar and vocals, as well as featuring outstanding UK vocalists
Lauren Kinsella (Snowpoet) and Alice Grant (Matthew Herbert). The music takes inspirations from Bulgarian folk song, to Free Jazz, to ‘Joyce’ to the Italian Alps from where she hails - with bewitching compositions,
featuring bass guitar harmonics in different tuning systems sparkling underneath other-worldly polyphonic songs.
‘SKYLLA’ takes after the mythical three-headed sea monster of the same name, their music is both mysterious and arresting - in it’s own intimate and unique way.
“No mode of listening was as intense, however, as that brought to bear by bassist/vocalist Ruth Goller, anintimacy so deep it felt almost blasphemous to be privy to its wonders” - Tryan Grillo, ECM Reviews
“Lush textures to bath in” Cory Mwamba, BBC Radio 3
“A rounded tone and springing attack that constantly underpins the musical shape and character, a deep experience” - John Fordham, The Guardian


JAMES KITCHMAN QUARTET
A group led by “quietly rebellious” [Songlines Magazine] guitarist James Kitchman featuring a cast of London’s finest improvisers: pianist Bruno Heinen (Denys Baptiste); bassist Tom McCredie (Elliot Galvin); and drummer Shane Forbes (Empirical). They play James’ compositions which draw influence from the variety of musical worlds he traverses; from jazz, to chamber music, to contemporary folk, to ambient electronica. Improvisation and empathy is at the core of the group’s spirit; conjuring a sound that is at once stark and refreshing. Debut album ‘First Quartet’ is due for release in early April 2022 on Ubuntu Music.
“Wonderful, sensitive and well proportioned.”
Ernst Reijseger (cellist & composer for Werner Herzog amongst others)
“What a wonderful concert! I love the feeling of the quartet, the beautiful tunes, and the deep chemistry between the musicians.”
Sam Amidon (Nonesuch Records artist & collaborator with Bill Frisell)
“Huge amounts of style and panache”
BBC Radio 3
“Quietly rebellious”
Songlines Magazine


HARRY CHRISTELIS QUARTET
Guitarist Harry Christelis presents music that is a seamless blend of jazz and folk traditions, free improvisation, and immersive sonic landscapes. His quartet features some of the UK’s most celebrated improvisers, including Christos Stylianides (trumpet), Andrea Di Biase (double bass), and Dave Storey (drums). This group uses a harmonious musical and personal connection to explore Christelis’ ever growing body of original compositions, journeying through soft and ambient tones, interjected with moments of fire and intensity.
Christelis’ albums, ‘Moostak Trio’ and ‘Scribbling’ have been met with critical acclaim from BBC Radio DJ’s and various international publications.
‘Straddles the fence between jazz and electronica in a way that is truly ground-breaking’ - Philip Thomas, Fetea Magazine
‘Rarely does something with a jazz format have this atmospheric dimension, in dreamlike environments that invite us, surreptitiously, to imagine exotic forests from other worlds’ - Rui Eduardo Paes, Rimas E Batitas

Jazz events at Islington Festival of Music and Art, July 2022.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

The programme for the 2022 Islington Festival of Music and Art will include jazz performances by solo pianist Nathan Tinker and guitarist Sol Grimshaw with his quartet. Details attached.

Joana Ly of Islington Festival writes;


We have Nathan Tinker on jazz piano with some original compositions and Sol Grimshaw Quartet with some tunes from the Great American Songbook, original compositions and gypsy jazz classics. Both concerts will be on Saturdays - 16 and 23 July at Islington Square.

 

The full Festival programme is as follows - sourced from https://www.islingtonfestival.com/programme.html

 


PROGRAMME

Friday 15 July


7pm - 9pm   St.Mary’s Upper Street
Opening Concert
Kindly sponsored by Kashti Johnson Associates
Ernst von Dohnányi - Serenade, opus 10
Leoš Janáček - Violin and Piano Sonata
Johannes Brahms - Piano Quartet in g minor, opus 25
Bryony James - Cello
Dorothea Vogel - Viola
Joana Ly - Violin
Martin André - Piano

 

Saturday 16 July


1pm - 2pm South Arcade, Islington Square
Jazz Piano
Crumble
Symphony of Isolation
Be Gentle
Loch Lomond
Whispers on a Wind
Aka Tonbo
Nathan Tinker - Piano

 

7pm - 9pm St.Mary’s Upper Street
Brahms and the Gypsy
​Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Quintet , opus 115, with a twist!
​ ZRI -  Zum Roten Igel
Ben Harlan – Clarinet
Iris Pissaride – Santouri
Jon Banks – Accordion
Matthew Sharp – Cello
Max Baillie – Violin

 

Sunday 17 July


1pm - 2pm South Arcade, Islington Square
Violin and Piano Favourites and Hidden Gems!
Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dances nos. 5 & 7
Mel Bonis – 2 pieces
Fritz Kreisler – Caprice Viennois
Vítezslava Kaprálová – Songs (selection)
Astor Piazzolla – Libertango
Luise Adolpha Le Beau – Romanze
Jules Massenet – Meditation
Dora Pejačević – Miniatures
Béla Bartók – Romanian Dances
Joana Ly – Violin
Martin André – Piano​


3.30pm - 5.30pm Newington Green Meeting House
Photography Workshop
From taking the shot to making the shot -
A beginner’s guide to crafting a photograph
​It’s estimated that 1.4 trillion photos were taken in 2020, and that was when most of us were stuck inside! When so many shots are taken every day, how do we make an image that stands out? (read more..)
​Tutor - Marc Gascoigne

 


Thursday 21 July


7pm - 9pm   Christ Church Highbury
Clara Schumann – Six Songs, opus 13
Robert Schumann – Dichterliebe
Johannes Brahms – Piano Trio in B Major
Joana Ly – Violin
Martin André – Piano
Miguel Ángel Villeda Cerón – Cello​
Peter Bronder – Tenor

 

9.30pm - 10.30pm Little Angel Theatre
Early Music, Late at Night
Claudio Monteverdi - Si dolce il tormento
Giulio Caccini - Amarilli mia bella
Hieronymus Kapsberger - Tocatta sesta
Claudio Monteverdi - Lettera amorosa
Francesco Corbetta - Caprice de Chaconne - Sarabande
John Dowland - Flow my Tears - Can She Excuse - Now Oh Now
Robert de Visee - Passacaille
Henry Purcell - When Orpheus Sang ​- Evening Hymn
Hugo Hymas - Tenor
Sergio Bucheli - Lutes

 

Friday 22 July


7pm - 9pm Christ Church Highbury
Mentorship and legacy
Louise Farrenc – String Quintet
Gioachino Rossini – Duo for Cello and Double Bass
Antonín Dvorák – String Quintet, opus 77
I Musicanti
Benedict Holland - Violin
Leon Bosch - Double Bass
Richard Harwood - Cello
Robert Smissen - Viola
Tamás András - Violin

 

9.30pm - 10.30pm Newington Green Meeting House
Early Music, Late at Night
‘A mini Evolution of the Trombone’
Sackbuts 17th / 18th centuries:
La Rizza - Cesario Gussago – 1608
Sonata für vier posaunen - Daniel Speer - c.1670
Canzonato - Johann Georg Franz Braun - 1658
Classicals – early 19th century:
Equale für vier posaunen - L.V.Beethoven - 1812
Equale & Ignaz von Ritter Seyfried – 1834/37
Romantics – late 19th century:
Tarantella – Felix Mendelssöhn (1809 – 1847)
Domine Deus - Joseph Grüber (1855 – 1933)
English 19th / 20th centuries:
Robin Adair –  Traditional Irish Air - (Eibhlin a Ruin c.1729)
Eclectic altos with Pokerbass – Malcolm Forsyth (1982)
The Concert Trombone Quartette - Adrian France (Director)
Emily White
Miguel Tantos
Susan Addison
Sackbuts, Baroque, Classical & Romantic Trombones

 

Saturday 23 July


1pm - 2pm South Arcade, Islington Square
Gyspy Jazz
Tunes from the Great American Songbook, waltzes, original compositions and gypsy jazz classics
Sol Grimshaw Quartet
Cornelius Corkery - Guitar
Dafydd Williams - Tenor Saxophone
​Lorenzo Morabito - Double Bass
Sol Grimshaw - Guitar

 

3pm - 5pm Newington Green Meeting House
Drawing Class with Live Music
By referencing the 1870 paintings of Edgar Degas, Musicians in the Orchestra and The Orchestra at the Opera, artists are invited to respond to the rhythm and movements of a musician in practice, and the exquisite form of the musical instrument. The workshop will be divided between still life and figure drawing. 
(read more..)
​Tutor - Dolph van Eden

 

7pm - 9pm   Christ Church Highbury
​Piano Recital
J.S. Bach/Franz Liszt -
Prelude & Fugue in a minor, BWV 543
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -
​Sonata no. 12 in F Major, K332
Ludwig van Beethoven -
Sonata no. 31 in A flat Major, opus 110
Frederic Chopin - Etudes, opus 10
Johannes Brahms - Sonata no 2 in F# minor, opus 2
Dmitrii Kalashnikov - Piano

 

9.30pm - 10.30pm Newington Green   Meeting House
​Early Music, late at night
​Thomas Baltzar - Prelude
Pedro Lopes Nogueira - Fantasia
J.S. Bach - Sonata in a minor
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber – Passacaglia
Kati Debretzeni - Violin​

 


Sunday 24 July


7pm - 9pm   Christ Church, Highbury
​Grand Finale
Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata for Horn and Piano
Mel Bonis – Le matin, Le soir
Ernst von Dohnányi – Sextet in c minor
Bryony James – Cello
Dorothea Vogel - Viola
Fabian van de Geest -  Horn
Joana Ly -  Violin
Nathan Tinker - Piano
Stephen Williams -  Clarinet

 

Tickets for all events available from;
https://www.islingtonfestival.com/tickets.html

Manchester Jazz Festival commences today (Friday 20th May 2022).

Friday, May 20, 2022

From May 20-29, mjf2022 will see gigs taking place across the city, celebrating the latest up-and-coming talent from across the North and the best names in UK contemporary jazz. Press release attached

We have received the following press release;

 

Manchester Jazz Festival returns to city for 10 days

 

Manchester Jazz Festival gets under way today (Friday) for 10 days of unmissable musical moments across the city!


From May 20-29, mjf2022 will see gigs taking place across the city, celebrating the latest up-and-coming talent from across the North and the best names in UK contemporary jazz, including Nubya Garcia, Secret Night Gang, Tim Garland, Anthony Joseph, Zoe Rahman, Rum Buffalo and Daniel Casimir.


The festival opens on Friday with a free weekender at Escape to Freight Island, followed by weekday gigs at St Ann’s Church, and at The Yard with partners NQ Jazz, nightly gigs at Matt & Phreds, events at Forsyth Music, and closes with an extended weekend-long party at Band on the Wall from May 26-29.


Free performances from Lara Jones and Ruby Tingle will take place in Piccadilly Station and Barbirolli Square, as part of new work commissioned through the festival’s mjf originals scheme.


Budding pianists will also have already spotted the 13 pianos placed on the mjf piano trail across the city, courtesy of Forsyth’s Music. Musical maestros and enthusiastic beginners are being urged to share their performances for a chance to win some top prizes – including a piano!


Tickets are available now at http://www.manchesterjazz.com

 

Highlights of the festival programme are as follows:


Escape to Freight Island, 20-22 May
Secret Night Gang, Daniel Casimir, Xhosa Cole Quartet, Intergalactic Brasstronauts, Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat, Dirty Freud, Jasmine Myra, Dilettante, Sarah Heneghan: Power Out, Kara, Nguvu, The Deportees, Abbie Finn Trio, Timeline, Ain’t Misbehaving’, family friendly activities, DJs all weekend.

 

The Yard, presented in association with NQ Jazz, 23-25 May
Anthony Joseph, Emma Rawicz Quintet, Alex Hitchcock’s Dream Band.

 

St. Ann’s Church, 23-27 May
Zoe Rahman, Skylla, Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers, Sara Colman & Rebecca Nash.

 

Matt and Phreds, 20-29 May
Jeremy Sassoon Quartet, Heavy Beat Brass Band, Alligator Gumbo, Honey Bee Jazz, Rum Buffalo, Baiana, Nonunonu, Shapeshifters, M&P x mjf Open Jam night.

 

Band on the Wall, 26-29 May
Nubya Garcia, Mulatu Astatke, Tim Garland Group, Gary Crosby Sextet: Mingus Moves, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Ayanna Witter Johnson, Hackney Colliery Band.

 

Forsyth Music, 27 May
The Ronnie Scott’s Trio featuring James Pearson - Remembering Oscar Peterson: A portrait of a jazz legend.

 

mjf originals performances from Lara Jones and Ruby Tingle
Sax player and electronic musician Lara Jones will stage her new work Ensō in a specially-constructed geodesic dome in Manchester Piccadilly station from May 19 – 22.  Audiences can enjoy free performances of the immersive, cinematic audio-visual experience based on Lara’s field recordings of train journeys to loved ones.
On May 27 and 28, audio visual artist and performer Ruby Tingle will present Fountainia, her new music inspired by Manchester’s unique relationship with water, particularly its public water features. The free, evening performances will take place in Barbirolli Square next to the Bridgewater Hall. 

 

mjf piano trail, in partnership with Forsyth Music
mjf and Forsyth’s music shop are on the hunt for Manchester’s most entertaining street pianist as a trail of 13 street pianos are placed across the city until May 29.
There’s a whole raft of prizes up for grabs, including a Yamaha P-45B piano, a return ticket for 4 anywhere on the Northern Rail Network, a gift package and vouchers worth over £100 from Quayside Media City UK and a £30 Wagamama voucher for each prize winner.


Steve Mead, mjf CEO and Artistic Director, said: “As well as taking audiences on a journey across Manchester’s iconic venues, we’re bringing you an exceptional array of jazz sounds by the very best players, and some new music encounters that you’ll be able to experience for free across the city centre. We can’t wait for you to join us.”


mjf2022 will take place from May 20-29 in venues across Manchester city centre.


Visit http://www.manchesterjazz.com for more information and to book.


Follow mjf on Facebook and Instagram @manchesterjazzfestival and Twitter @ManJazzFest for all the latest festival news. #mjf2022

Manchester Jazz Festival is the city’s longest running music festival and is unlike any other on the jazz festival circuit. mjf champions regional artists and celebrates musical innovation.
Accessible to all, mjf features ten days of contemporary jazz from the north and across the UK, with national premieres of original work and a range of free events.
mjf takes place from 20 - 29 May 2022. All the latest news, tickets and booking information can be found at http://www.manchesterjazz.com         
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at manchesterjazzfestival and on Twitter @ManJazzFest #mjf2022
Winner of the 2016 Europe Jazz Network Award for Adventurous Programming.
UK’s first festival signatory to Keychange, supporting a 50/50 gender balance across our stages. Founder Member of the Black Lives in Music charter, 2020.
Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner.


Funders and supporters:
Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, PRS for Music Foundation, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Yamaha

Jacob Collier - UK Tour, June 2022.

Friday, May 20, 2022

The UK leg of singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier's world tour in support of his "Djesse" album project will take place in June 2022. Press release including full UK schedule attached.

We have received the following press release;


Five-Time Grammy-Winning Jacob Collier To Embark On First UK Tour Since 2019


*Nine-date tour in June will include two shows at 5000-capacity Brixton Academy in London*


**New BBC Documentary ‘Jacob Collier: The Room Where It Happens’ Available HERE**
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001717f/imagine-2022-jacob-collier-in-the-room-where-it-happens

 

“He’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before, worked with before, listened to before”
Stormzy


“He’s more talented than any of us have ever dreamed of being. It’s like hanging out with Mozart or Prince”
Chris Martin

 


27-year-old UK singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier’s 100-date world tour in support of his acclaimed Djesse album project is set to descend on the UK next month. The six-piece band will travel to Brighton, Bristol, Oxford, Manchester, Gateshead, Glasgow and Cambridge culminating in two sold-out nights at the 5000-capacity Brixton Academy in London. These dates mark Collier’s first UK shows for three years and his first since he made history by becoming the first UK artist of all time to have won Grammys for each of his first four albums.


Collier was profiled by the BBC this month in Jacob Collier: The Room Where It Happens. The documentary features contributions from the likes of Chris Martin, Stormzy, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones and Jools Holland and traces Collier’s story from the early years of making music at his family home through to winning his first Grammys and embarking on his ground-breaking one-man world tour.


Famed for an almost unrivalled level of musicianship, technical virtuosity and creativity, Collier has been touring the US in recent weeks to widespread critical acclaim and continues to make a compelling case for being one of today’s most exciting and innovative live acts.


DJESSE UK TOUR 2022


June 4th – Bristol – O2 Academy Bristol


June 5th – Oxford – O2 Academy Oxford


June 9th – Manchester – O2 Apollo


June 10th – Gateshead – Sage Gateshead


June 11th – Glasgow – O2 Academy Glasgow


June 13th - Cambridge – Corn Exchange


June 15th – London – O2 Academy Brixton


June 16th – Brighton – Dome


June 20th – London – O2 Academy Brixton

 

June 4 2022: New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation Dept. to present streamed concert footage of ‘Ritual’ with Ukrainian-American artist Julian Kytasty

Friday, May 20, 2022

International broadcast of previously recorded concert set for Saturday, June 4. Featuring NEC students with special guest Ukrainian-American folk musician, improviser, and composer Julian Kytasty.

We have received the following press release;


New England Conservatory’s Pioneering Contemporary Improvisation Department presents Ritual


Featuring special guest Ukrainian-American folk musician, improviser, and composer Julian Kytasty


International broadcast of previously recorded concert set for Saturday, June 4



Curated by faculty member Anthony Coleman, this concert explores the ways ritual manifests in music and life
 


New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation students, faculty, and special guest, Ukrainian-American folk musician, improviser, and composer Julian Kytasty, present Ritual, a concert exploring the myriad of ways that ritual manifests in our lives and music. Curated by faculty member Anthony Coleman, the program includes performances centered in Jewish, African, Ukrainian, Korean, and American folk tradition as well as new student works engaging with contemporary rituals of modern life, from the dance hall to the doctor’s office. International broadcast of the concert (performed on May 4) is set for Saturday, June 4. For information and link visit https://necmusic.edu/events/ci-department-concert-ritual


Julian Kytasty is one of the world’s premier players of the bandura (Ukrainian lute-harp), and the instrument’s leading North American exponent. A singer, multi-instrumentalist and third-generation bandurist, he has concertized and taught instrumental and choral music throughout the Americas and Europe, and is especially recognized for his expertise in epic songs and early bandura repertoire. Born in Detroit, he has a BFA in Theory and Composition from Concordia University in Montreal. In 1989-1990 Kytasty was one of the first North American-born bandurists to tour Ukraine, performing over one hundred concerts. He has often returned to tour in Ukraine and in the summer of 2014 he traveled to sites associated with Taras Shevchenko’s life and poetry at the invitation of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine’s Shevchenko Bicentennial Project. As a performer, recording artist, composer, and bandleader, he has redefined the possibilities of the bandura. Mr. Kytasty is the Musical Director of New York Bandura and founder of Bandura Downtown, an innovative music series based in New York’s East Village that provides a home for creative explorations of traditional and contemporary sounds and themes. He has recorded and performed as a soloist, with the Canadian world music group Paris to Kyiv. He has also worked with musical innovators such as John Zorn and Derek Bailey, as well as cross-culturally with such artists as Wu Man, Klezmer revivalist Michael Alpert, and Mongolian master musician Battuvshin. These experiences have shaped his approach to composition as designing a musical space in which each individual voice and instrument can find room and inspiration to make its unique contribution.


Anthony Coleman has been a key figure in jazz and creative music for decades, making a particular mark on the New York scene along with artists like John Zorn and Elliott Sharp. Known for his creativity, innovation, and virtuosity, his work spans a range of genres including free improvisation, jazz, Jewish music, and contemporary chamber music. Coleman’s musical odyssey has taken him through many cultures and led him to wear many hats as composer, improvising keyboardist, and teacher. Coleman joined the NEC faculty in 2006, returning to a school where he himself studied in the 1970s, during the birth of NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation program (then called Third Stream). Coleman’s work has been commissioned and/or performed by clarinetist David Krakauer, Meet The Composer, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Associazione Alessandro Scarlatti, the Brecht Forum, Merkin Concert Hall, String Orchestra of Brooklyn, and many others. He has presented his work at the Sarajevo Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Saalfelden Festival, and the Krakow and Vienna Jewish Culture Festivals, and been awarded grants from New York Foundation on the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and Meet the Composer. He has recorded 20 CDs under his own name, and has played on more than 100 CDs including The End of Summer (Tzadik), which features his NEC Ensemble Survivors Breakfast.

 

About New England Conservatory (NEC) 
Founded by Eben Tourjée in Boston, Massachusetts in 1867, the New England Conservatory (NEC) represents a new model of music school that combines the best of European tradition with American innovation. The school stands at the center of Boston’s rich cultural history and musical life, presenting concerts at the renowned Jordan Hall.As an independent, not-for-profit institution that educates and trains musicians of Propelled by profound artistry, bold creativity and deep compassion, NEC seeks to amplify musicians’ impact on advancing our shared humanity, and empowers students to meet today’s changing world head-on, equipped with the tools and confidence to forge multidimensional lives of artistic depth and relevance.
As an independent, not-for-profit institution that educates and trains musicians of all ages from around the world, NEC is recognized internationally as a leader among music schools. It cultivates a diverse, dynamic community, providing music students of more than 40 countries with performance opportunities and high-caliber training from 225 internationally esteemed artist-teachers and scholars. NEC pushes the boundaries of music-making and teaching through college-level training in classical, jazz and contemporary improvisation. Through unique interdisciplinary programs such as Entrepreneurial Musicianship and Community Performances & Partnerships, it empowers students to create their own musical opportunities. As part of NEC’s mission to make lifelong music education available to everyone, the Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education delivers training and performance opportunities for children, pre-college students and adults.

 

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The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London, latest newsletter, 20/05/2022.

Friday, May 20, 2022

The Vortex has forwarded its latest newsletter, including details of forthcoming live events plus news of a Crowdfunding campaign launched by saxophonist and composer Helena Kay.

News & Grooves from the Vortex Jazz Club


Greetings, Supporters and Friends!


Coming up this Friday evening is the London-Berlin based band ENEMY. Members of this band have all received critical acclaim in their own right, as well as toured the world with some of the world’s finest musicians. As a trio they shine, never losing their edge or energy, which makes them one of the most exciting trios around. Style of music? Cryptic rhythms, wonky beats, light-speed intensity and wild freedom. ENEMY are Kit Downes (piano), Petter Eldh (bass) and James Maddren (drums). You’ll be sorry if you miss this!


On Saturday, we welcome back saxophonist Tony Kofi’s Portrait of Cannonball. This quintet has Andy Davies (trumpet), Alex Webb (piano), Andy Champion (bass), Alfonso Vitale (drums) and is dedicated to celebrating the musical artistry of jazz giant Julian (Cannonball) Adderley. As a member of Miles Davis’ band Adderley played on seminal records such as Milestones and Kind of Blue; numbers made famous by him include Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.


A double for Sunday. In the afternoon MOPOMOSO LIVE continue their dedication to freely improvised music. Performing are: Phil Wachsmann (violin) & David Leahy (double bass); Neil Metcalfe (flute) & Harrison Smith (bass clarinet) and Adam Bohman (amplified objects) & Catherine Pluygers (oboe). Come the evening, the Vortex Jam Session will be hosted by saxophonist Riley Stone-Lonergan with a house band made up with Conor Murray (bass), Tom Ollendorff (guitar) and Jay Davis (drums). Vortex members enter free of charge.


Turning to Wednesday, performing is vocalist Heidi Vogel with a strong line-up that includes Will Barry (piano), Tom Farmer (bass) and Shane Forbes (drums), playing the music of Sarah Vaughan. Vogel who is known as the front woman of the critically acclaimed Cinematic Orchestra, uses her vast tonal ranges to maximum effect.


Thursday we have a hot line-up with the Elliot Galvin Trio which includes Tom McCredie (bass) and Corrie Dick (drums), and Galvin on piano. Joining them is the multi-award winning saxophonist Binker Golding (sax). This evening of music brings together intrepid musicians who apply their technical repertoire to the demands and experimentation of freely improvised music. 


That completes the run down for the weekend and coming week. Helena Kay has a crowdfunding campaign in support of her second album Golden Sands.See random notes below.


Stay safe and well,
The Vortex Team


ENEMY
FRI 20 MAY 7/9PM


TONY KOFI’S PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL
SAT 21 MAY 7/9PM


MOPOMOSO LIVE / MAY
SUN 22 MAY 2PM


VORTEX JAM SESSION HOSTED BY RILEY STONE-LONERGAN
SUN 22 MAY 7.30PM


HEIDI VOGEL
WED 25 MAY 7/9PM


ELLIOT GALVIN TRIO FEAT. BINKER GOLDING
THU 26 MAY 7/9PM


ARUN GHOSH
SAT 28 MAY 7/9PM


CALUM GOURLAY QUINTET
FRI 03 JUNE 7/9PM


LOUISE DODDS QUARTET
WED 15 JUNE 7/9PM

 

AZZ SAXOPHONIST / COMPOSER HELENA KAY IS CROWDFUNDING***
Golden Sands will be Kay’s second album with her band KIM Trio. The album title is from a song her grandmother used to sing to her ‘...as I lay on the golden sands…’. The album will feature original compositions written by Kay while living in New York, evoking various people she met and was inspired by. Your donation is essential to see this project through. TO FIND OUT MORE AND DONATE. https://www.helenakay.com/crowdfunding/

 

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Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 15/05/2022.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 15/05/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations

Peter Slavid writes;


A particularly eclectic mix this week.

 


Lithium
Side Effect
To The Stars
Eclipse

 

Kokko Quartet
Tigris
Broken Dream
Eclipse

 

Énergie Noire
Wrac’h Sabbath
Witches Brew
Onze Heures Onze

 

Žvirblytė, Lambov, Westerhof
Crumblin’
Exhaled Mountains
Bandcamp

 

Ebi Soda
Chandler
Honk if You’re Sad
self

 

Fredrik Lindborg Trio & String Quartet
Reidel + Jingle
Riedel
Imogena

 

Kuhn Fu IX
Tantalus
single
Berthold Records

 

Anders Lønne Grønseth’s Multiverse
Escalon
Outer View
Naxos

 

Helge Iberg
Obladee oblada
The Black on White album
Naxos

 


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.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

Anteloper - new album and European and North American tour dates.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Anteloper, the duo of Jaimie Branch & Jason Nazary, will release their new album "Pink Dolphins" on June 17th 2022. They will be touring extensively from May to October. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


Jaimie Branch & Jason Nazary are ANTELOPER new video, gigs & Jeff Parker produced LP ‘Pink Dolphins’


New Video / Second Single:
Anteloper Earthlings [International Anthem]
https://youtu.be/4TDLsUlHM8o


Earthlings the second, and final, single from Pink Dolphins is released today Thursday May 19, 2022 to celebrate the launch of Anteloper’s worldwide tour which kicks off today in Brussells (full tour dates including new additions below).
Earthlings can be streamed & purchased from:
https://international-anthem.lnk.to/PinkDolphins

 

Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary are Anteloper and their third album Pink Dolphins is due out June 17 on International Anthem.


Pink Dolphins is a new benchmark. It’s Jaimie & Jason’s first time working with an outside producer. In this instance - Jeff Parker who took on a very Teo Maceo (Miles Davis’ electronic era producer) like role. Parker explained that he got involved with Anteloper because they have “a very unique sound and chemistry” and he was very intrigued by their “electroacoustic” side. His involvement production wise also signposts that branch & Nazary knew the path forward for their project would be to have an objective outsider who could help them shine a light on their longstanding attempts to reinvigorate the relationship between jazz and electronic music. Sifting through hours of recordings, Parker enabled the duo to frame and reframe their own explorations in a way that shows the true potential of their approach. This trio’s holistic methodology has resulted in an album that is both jazz and electronic. It is not one form coming into the other. It is both legacies and approaches at the same time.


Anteloper have the pedigree for this - branch regularly works with her highly respected band Fly or Die and has also appeared with Exploding Star Orchestra, TV On The Radio and many others. Nazary has appeared with Helado Negro, Bear In Heaven and many others. They have also played together for almost a decade.


The first single from Pink Dolphins was album closer One Living Genus - an expansive nearly 15 minute long movement of long-form futurist psychedelia recalling everyone from Sun Ra’s 1960s Moog to Klaus Schulze’s 1970s long form missions, to the modern era of space jams. Critics noted it was “an adventurous step into unmapped territory” and “You won’t have heard anything quite like Pink Dolphins”


Their second single Earthlings lies in a very different terrain to One Living Genus - one could say it’s another portal altogether. Earthlings is a heady banger of sci-fi slow blues featuring branch on vocals. branch has done vocal cuts for Fly or Die before but this is her first vocal for Anteloper. Parker described that the song was birthed from a “4-bar loop from one of Anteloper’s improvisations, and it was banging.” Branch, high at the time, quickly developed a vocal. By the time she sent her vocals back Parker had played a little Kenny Burrell-esgue guitar on the loop and “smashed the two things together - away we went.” He notes too “It was done right after George Floyd and everyone was in the streets, right at the height of covid.” Parker felt there was an apt and subtle message for the times in branch’s lyrics. Maybe it’s the nature of working long distance but branch reveals that the lyrics were in fact about the “failure of a friendship” Whichever way you look at it “Earthlings” is a stand-out on Pink Dolphins.


Earthlings is also a new video from the duo, launching this Thursday May 19. It displays their playful side it was partly filmed at the beach in their base of operations Brooklyn. It’s also very different to the visualizer for One Living Genus.


Emmy nominated, video director Jon Philpot notes that the video is “Echoing off the themes of love, loss and confusion, I set our friends adrift as they summon a magical catharsis.” Jon is also known as the founder of the band Bear In Heaven.


Anteloper kick off a worldwide tour on Thursday May 19 in Brussels – their tour runs through October. An official record release event for Pink Dolphins - the second event in International Anthem’s quarterly Brooklyn, New York residency has been confirmed for Saturday July 16, 2022
International Anthem & Qobuz present: ANTELOPER Pink Dolphins LP release show w/ support from HxH (Chris Williams + Lester St. Louis duo) @ Public Records, 233 Butler St, Brooklyn
Tickets: https://dice.fm/event/me2ek-anteloper-hxh-16th-jul-public-records-new-york-tickets

 

ANTELOPER PINK DOLPHINS TOUR

 


EU DATES - MAY


May 19 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique


May 20 Wels, Austria @ Alter Schlachthof Wels


May 21 Hall, Austria @ Kulturlabor Stromboli


May 22 Forli, Italy @ Area Sismica


May 23 Zurich, Switzerland @ Moods


May 25 Bern, Switzerland @ Bee-Flat


May 27 Lyon, France @ Le Periscope


May 28 Dresden, Germany @ Jazzclub Tonne


May 29 Torino, Italy - Jazz Is Dead Festival @ Bunker Torino

 


USA DATES - JUNE & JULY


June 17 Keene, NH @ Nova Arts


June 18 Portsmouth, NH @ Press Room


June 21 Washington DC @ Rhizome


June 26 Vancouver, BC Canada - Vancouver Jazz Festival @ Iron Works


June 27 Edmonton, AB Canada - Edmonton Jazz Festival @ Night Club 9910

 

July 06 Toronto, ON, Canada Tone Festival @ Baby G


July 07 Detroit, MI @ Tangent Gallery


July 08 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall - International Anthem ‘In The Round’ Event


July 09 Columbia, MO - Dismal Niche @ Stephens Lake Amphitheater


July 10 Iowa City, IA - Feed Me Weird Things @ Trumpet Blossom Cafe


July 11 Rock Island, IL @ Rozz-Tox


July 12 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club


July 13 Madison, WI - BlueStem Jazz Presents @ Bur Oak


July 14 Louisville, KY @ Decca


July 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Collision


July 16 Brooklyn @ Public Records - Official Record Release Event

 


UK / EU DATES - AUGUST ONWARDS


August 01 Lisbon, Portugal - Jazz em Agosto Festival @ Gulbenkian Music


August 26 Nantes, France @ Festival Rendez vous de l’Erdre


August 27 Strasbourg, France - Festival Meteo @ Motoco


August 28 Cambridgeshire, UK @ We Out Here Festival


August 29 London, UK @ Cafe Oto

 

October 08 Milano, Italy @ Teatro dell’Arte


October 19 Ludwigshafen, Germany @ Kulturzentrum Das Haus

 

Artist:  Anteloper
Title:  Pink Dolphins
Label:  International Anthem IARC0056
Out:    June 17, 2022
Produced by Jeff Parker

 

We’re improvisers first and we’re bringing “moment music” into these other zones of hip hop and electronic music, drum- machine music, sound-system culture… Acoustic musicians sun-kissed by electro-magnetism, flowing out into everything. This is the shit that we want to be playing on big ass systems. Omnivorous, energy space time, mosh pit dance-music. Get it in the subwoofers so you can feel it hit, cuz the music has to begin in the body!” – jaimie branch


Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary are Anteloper. When prompted about their name, branch comes back rhyming: “An Anteloper, is an antelope, interloper,” adding in a jovial manner, “an antelope walks up to a party, but you know, people don’t want him around.” Turns out, she had the name before the band was formed, and once the duo started rehearsing, it was apparent that THIS was what an Anteloper sounds like.


Another creature pops up in the title of the duo’s new album: Pink Dolphins. branch explains that the name is in part a nod to her Colombian heritage (from her Mother). “There’s these amazing pink river dolphins that live in the Amazon - they can swim in salt water, they can chill in fresh water, or they can rock in mixed up brackish waters. They are uniquely ‘aquadelic’ in that way. Aquadelic and super endangered.” In many ways branch and Nazary are like those dolphins – adaptable to varied terrain and moving in many directions through sound.


The Pink Dolphins album artwork is by Branch too, a primarily ink-and-gouache based artist who notes that this was the first time she treated her paintings with hefty digital processing. She’s collaborated, again, with John Herndon (of Tortoise fame), who she worked with on album covers for her first two FLY or DIE releases, and who has also done several tattoos for her. This isn’t the only Tortoise connection, though. Pink Dolphins is a new benchmark for the duo, not least because of the involvement of Jeff Parker whom they recruited to be producer for the record in 2019. Parker notes: “I was immediately excited… Anteloper has a very unique sound and chemistry, and I love the spirit behind everything that they’re doing.”


But before we get into the new album in full, a quick recap: Nazary and branch first met musically in Boston in their late teens. Their previous two albums – 2018’s Kudu (reissued on vinyl for the first time in January 2022) and 2020’s in-progress report Tour Beats Vol. 1 – both acted as ‘proof-of-concept’ experiments, merging synths, raw experimental desktop electronics, gadgets, and efx with the energy and attitude of punk and an insatiable thirst for extended outer space jams. branch works with her band Fly or Die and has also appeared with Exploding Star Orchestra, TV On The Radio, Matana Roberts, William Parker, and many others. Nazary released a solo album, Spring Collection, on Helsinki’s We Jazz Records last year, and has appeared with Helado Negro, Bear In Heaven, Little Women, Desertion Trio, and many others.


There’s something undeniably current about Anteloper’s work. It channels a wide array of expressions from the kosmische musik / post punk sounding opener “Inia” through the seismic, spectrum- saturating album closer “One Living Genus.” Anteloper blazes rarely-trodden trails through a cross- pollinated wilderness of electronics and jazz. And though one might assume that jazz and electronics are common genre interactions these days, Anteloper’s experiments mine deep into underexplored spaces between lexicons.


There’s also a punk aspect to Anteloper – branch makes this clear when she says “I’m coming from punk. We’re both coming from punk!” – and you can really feel that energy in their DIY, do or die approach. Additionally, they embrace a bit of pre-punk, contrarian innovation energy from Miles Davis and his recording Live Evil – a benchmark album for both musicians. Speaking of Miles, his trumpet solo on “Green Dolphin Street” (dolphins again!) was the first solo that branch ever transcribed, and Nazary says that when they first started playing together, he wanted to cover “Little Church” from Live Evil at least in part because of Airto’s playing. Branch also notes that Jeff Parker cites Live Evil as one of his favorite records. In fact, Parker played a Teo Macero-like role for Anteloper on Pink Dolphins. Parker explains: “The source material that was initially sent to me was many, many hours of improvised sessions that needed to be sifted through. It was overwhelming! So eventually Anteloper went back in the lab and edited the source material down into smaller chunks, and we went from there. It took me a long time to find a groove with it… I spent many months experimenting with different techniques and ideas. I would send them tracks, they would add to it and send it back. It was definitely a challenging way to make a record. I learned a lot. It was worth it!”


Nazary notes that their growth as a duo has really come about as they have refined their relationship with electronics: “The other step for us is how we are interfacing – how I am using the drums to control electronics. I’m always looking for a different way.” branch references early influences Sun Ra, Mouse on Mars, and J Dilla, and later influences from Moor Mother, Harriet Tubman, and Sam Newsome. She cites the importance of electronics to her as exploratory instruments, both in sound and technique. Nazary notes that his drums/electronics rig is “really a cyborg setup, the machines influence me as much as I do them.” Then he surprisingly picks one big electronic band as his key inspiration “I love Autechre! That record Confield and Draft 7.30 - that’s it - that’s how I want to sound on the drums!”


Speaking of a different way, right in the middle of the album is “Earthlings,” a heady banger of sci-fi slow blues featuring branch on vocals (a first for her, in the context of Anteloper). As for how it came together, Parker and branch tell different sides of the same story. Parker starts: “I made a 4-bar loop from one of their improvisations, and it was banging.” He sent it to branch, who recalls: “I was lightly tripping on LSD and checking out Jeff’s loop when the melody came to me.” Fresh off the failure of a friendship, the lyrics came partly as a reaction to the fallout (‘Make you/Make sense/It Makes Sense’), as branch explored “knowing what time it is with somebody. Trying to force it to make sense, but you know it’s not going to necessarily make sense.” Parker says when she sent the lyrics back, he had already extracted a loop from one of their improvisations and “played a little Kenny Burrell-esgue guitar on it. I smashed the two things together, and away we went. It was done right after George Floyd and everyone was in the streets, right at the height of covid, etc. I think there’s a subtle message in jaimie’s lyrics.” “Earthlings” also carries some of the raw post- Tropicalian heft of the late Brazilian samba queen Elza Soares’s later work – namely from the final album she created while of this earth, A Muher do Fim do Mundo (The Woman At The End of The World). Though branch notes it wasn’t directly an inspiration for “Earthlings,” the sonic and spiritual connections are no surprise, considering branch collaborated with Soares in a wild and illuminating experimental meeting for Rewire Festival in 2021.


Intentional or not, the ghosts of Brazil are also conjured on Pink Dolphins album closer “One Living Genus.” It’s an expansive (nearly 15 minutes!) movement of futurist psychedelia – loud, direct, impatient, impolite, pushing for progress – that recalls the colorful, uncompromisingly creative and revolutionary spirit emanating from Salvador in the late 1960s, but vibrates more like the modern cultural diffusion of the New York city that the band calls home. Nazary feels the track sees them “fully exploring those underwater cavernous sounds, the drums dropping deep bass pillars, while jaimie’s synths swim circles in and around. Jeff’s production brilliantly captures both the stillness and constant motion in our sound, ever evolving but always rooted in the genus.”


What makes this album special is the way that this duo bravely abandons the known as they leap forward into a path less-travelled. There’s no pre-made template here, only sound. Only a starting point, the destruction of that point, and the telepathic creation of a new way out. The electronics incorporated by both players are navigational devices, transportation sound-crafts. The resulting output is freewheeling, other-worldly, improvisational music, inspired by the unknown and at home in the astro-world. The driving force behind Anteloper’s psychedelic space music is not as a form of escapism but as celebration of the moment. Their music is made for destroying concepts of past and future, for confronting and embracing the moment for the betterment of the here and now. It’s music that is as rare and bewilderingly beautiful as the aquadelic pink dolphins surfing through the Amazon River.


First single in case you missed it
ANTELOPER - One Living Genus (Edit) [International Anthem]
Video by Kim Alpert - https://youtu.be/aJWpp0ULPNI

 

ANTELOPER - One Living Genus [International Anthem]  full track
https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/track/one-living-genus

 


What the press said


“wild worlds of sound that don’t fit easily into any category… Don’t pass up the chance to take this ride.” Stereogum 04.20.22


“Anteloper gently remind us that jazz is back on the menu, albeit immersed in an alien atmosphere.” The Stranger 05.13.22


“an adventurous step into unmapped territory” Treble “Essential Tracks” 04.22.22


“Jazz meets electronics, post-punk, and “sci-fi slow blues.” The Vinyl Factory, UK 04.21.22


“...the 15 minute lead single “One Living Genus” is more of a trip through electronic psychedelia, sounding closer to something like Silver Apples” Brooklyn Vegan 04.20.22


“This is not some “shake yer ass” brew, Cuzzo. It’s the real freaky, crack-yer-dome-open type steeze. Through woozy latitudes of electronics that shake, vaporize, and blare they eliminate the cutesy and go straight to the WTF.” 48 Hills, San Francisco 04.25.22


“You won’t have heard anything quite like Pink Dolphins” Marlbank UK 04.20.22

 

Akamu Music Agency - Updated concert schedule, May to August 2022.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Italian music agency Akamu have updated their schedule of forthcoming concerts from May to August 2022. Events will feature a variety of artists & will take place in numerous European countries.

AKAMU UPCOMING CONCERTS / update May 2022

Concerts from May to August, 2022 (includes a short series of London shows featuring Roscoe Mitchell)

 


May 20 - Teatro Comunale – Modena - Orchestra Creativa dell’Emilia-Romagna meets Ernst Reijseger (+ guest Rosa Brunello)

 

May 25 - New Morning – Paris - Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo

 

May 27 - Porgy und Bess – Wien - Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo

 

May 29 - Lithuanian National Drama Theatre – Vilnius - Anthony Braxton Saxophone Quartet feat. Andre Vida, James Fei and Chris Jonas

 

Jun 3 - NRW – Bonn - Roscoe Mitchell & Vagrancy Ensemble

 

Jun 3 - Teatro San Leonardo – Bologna - Anthony Braxton Saxophone Quartet feat. Ingrid Laubrock, James Fei and Chris Jonas

 

Jun 4 - NRW – Bonn - Roscoe Mitchell & Vagrancy Ensemble

 

Jun 5 - De Singel – Antwerp - Anthony Braxton Saxophone Quartet feat. Ingrid Laubrock, James Fei and Chris Jonas

 

Jun 7 - Casa del jazz – Roma - Anthony Braxton Saxophone Quartet feat. Ingrid Laubrock, James Fei and Chris Jonas

 

Jun 8 - Casa del jazz – Roma - Roscoe Mitchell Quintet feat. Tomeka Reid, Silvia Bolognesi, Tani Tabbal and Dudu Kouate

 

Jun 10 - Archa Theatre – Prague - Roscoe Mitchell Quintet feat. Tomeka Reid, Silvia Bolognesi, Tani Tabbal and Dudu Kouate

 

Jun 11 - TBA – Nickelsdorf - Roscoe Mitchell & Tani Tabbal

 

Jun 18 - Fireworks Factory – London - Roscoe Mitchell Solo + Duo with Kikanju Baku

 

Jun 24 - Serpentine South Galleries – London - Roscoe Mitchell Trio feat. Simon Sieger and Dudu Kouate

 

Jun 28 - Wigmore Hall – London - Roscoe Mitchell Trio feat. Simon Sieger and Dudu Kouate

 

Jun 30 - TBA – Portoroz - Elliott Sharp - Brad Jones - Andrea Centazzo

 

July 2 - Avditorij Portorož – Portorose - Richard Galliano New York Tango Trio

 

July 9 - Emilia Romagna Festival – Comacchio - Richard Galliano Solo

 

July 11 - Emilia Romagna Festival – Carpi - Richard Galliano Solo +++ Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo

 

July 13 - Teatro la Fenice – Venezia - Richard Galliano Solo – Passion Galliano +++ Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo

 

July 14 - TBA – Monopoli - Richard Galliano Solo

 

July 15 – TBA – Nereto - Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo

 

July 17 – Jazz on The Road – Brescia - Jaques Morelenbaum Cello Samba Trio & Paula Morelenbaum

 

July 18 – Albinea Jazz – Albinea - Jaques Morelenbaum Cello Samba Trio & Paula Morelenbaum

 

July 19 – Montalcino Jazz&Wine – Montalcino - Jaques Morelenbaum Cello Samba Trio & Paula Morelenbaum

 

July 20 – Padova Jazz Pedrocchi – Padova - Jaques Morelenbaum Cello Samba Trio & Paula Morelenbaum

 

July 21 – Sannio Music Fest – Benevento - Richard Galliano New York Tango Trio

 

July 22 – Montalcino Jazz&Wine – Montalcino - Richard Galliano New York Tango Trio

 

July 22 – Gezmataz – Genova - Jaques Morelenbaum Cello Samba Trio & Paula Morelenbaum

 

July 23 – Stresa Festival – Stresa - Ricardo Herz, Roberto Taufic & Gabriele Mirabassi

 

July 23 – Zafferana Jazz – Zafferana Etnea - Jaques Morelenbaum Cello Samba Trio & Paula Morelenbaum


July 23 - Museo Archeologico – Roma - Camilla Battaglia & Rosa Brunello

 

July 23 - TBA – Villach - Dudù Kouate & The Africation 4tet

 

July 24 – Palermo Summer Jazz Festival - Jaques Morelenbaum Cello Samba Trio & Paula Morelenbaum

 

July 25 – Blue Jazz e non solo – Salemi - Jaques Morelenbaum con Giovanni Ceccarelli e Daniele di Bonaventura

 

July 28 – Classical Beat – Travemunde - Jaques Morelenbaum & Paula Morelenbaum & Classical Beat Orchester

 

July 29 – Montefiore Conca - Trio Brasita (Stefania Tallini, Gabriel Grossi e Jaques Morelenbaum)


July 29 – Casa del Jazz – Roma - Yamandu Costa & Armandinho duo


July 30 – Roma - Trio Brasita (Stefania Tallini, Gabriel Grossi e Jaques Morelenbaum)


July 30 – Villach - Silvia Bolognesi Young Shout special guest Greg Burk


Aug 2 – Corropoli -
Trio Brasita (Stefania Tallini, Gabriel Grossi e Jaques Morelenbaum)


Aug 4 – Festambiente Sud – Vieste -
Trio Brasita (Stefania Tallini, Gabriel Grossi e Jaques Morelenbaum)

 

 

INFO on http://www.akamu.net

Bronx River Arts Center, New York City announces line up for the 2022 Bronx River Sounds Performing Arts Festival.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The line up has been announced for the 19th annual Bronx River Sounds Performing Arts Festival which will take place over the course of four weekends in June 2022.

We have received the following press release;


BRONX RIVER ART CENTER Presents The 19th Annual BRONX RIVER SOUNDS PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL - Healing, Harmony and Rejuvenation

 

BRONX RIVER ART CENTER PRESENTS
THE 19TH ANNUAL BRONX RIVER SOUNDS PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL


HEALING, HARMONY AND REJUVENATION

 

Four Saturdays in June, 06.04, 06.11, 06.18, 06.25, Plus Friday, 06.17
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460 http://www.bronxriverart.org (718) 589-5819

 

 


CONCERT LINEUP:


June 4, 4:30 - 5:45 PM: Ron Granger Quartet
June 4, 7 - 8: 15 PM: Michael Sarian Quartet

 

June 11, 4:30 - 5: 45 PM: Tejase (a Kirtan group) w/Arthur Rotfeld (on Guitar), Ann Casapini (vocals)
June 11, 7-8:15 PM: Annette A. Aguilar & Stringbeans

 

June 17, 7-8:15 PM: Juneteenth Legacy Project, music of the African Diaspora


June 18, 7-8:15 PM: Willie Williams, Father & Son, Quartet

 

June 25, 4:30 - 5: 45 PM: Gabriel Chakarji Quintet
June 25, 7-8:15 PM: Papo Vázquez Octet

 

Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819
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GALLERY HOURS:
Tuesday - Friday: 2 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM

 

OFFICE & CENTER HOURS:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

 

DIRECTIONS TO CENTER: By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #‘s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

Jazz North announces the new roster of artists for Northern Line, its live touring support scheme.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Jazz North has announced the latest roster of artists for its Northern Line scheme, namely Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue Collective, Marco Woolf, Yaatri, MC Nelson, Ni Maxine, TC & The Groove Family

We have received the following press release;


Jazz without borders: meet the artists heading up the rising northern scene

 

Jazz North announces the new roster of artists for its touring support scheme, Northern Line

 

Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue Collective, Marco Woolf, Yaatri, MC Nelson, Ni Maxine, TC & The Groove Family

 

Often the underdog of the British jazz scene, the north has some seriously good music blossoming under the umbrella of jazz.

 

Championing this new wave of distinctly northern jazz is development agency Jazz North, which has today announced the latest roster of artists for its live-touring support scheme, Northern Line.

 

Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue Collective, MC Nelson, TC & The Groove Family, Marco Woolf, Yaatri and Ni Maxine are the six bands awarded a place on the artist support programme. As forerunners in their respective cities, the bands highlight the expansive nature of influence, crossover and collaboration which define the sound of northern jazz.

 

Jazz North CEO, Chris Bye, commented:
“This is an incredible time for the northern scene. We are on the brink of a major movement in UK Jazz and the Northern Line programme is absolutely fundamental to that. What you see here is a representation of the future. Fantastic artists willing to give it their all. And this is just the beginning.”

 

Afro-psychedelic jazz-funk from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, socially conscious rap from south Liverpool and a glorious Leeds-hailing fusion of highlife-horn riffs, jungle breakbeats, spiritual solos and deep basslines can be heard from the roster.

 

Across the north, audiences can expect intricate story-led jazz-folk, art-rock/jazz influenced by the momentum of Indian rhythms, and stunning, politically-charged neo-jazz exploring themes of identity, self-esteem and belonging.

 

Northern Line artist, Ni Maxine, said:
‘Jazz is the voice of the people. Jazz is a vehicle for change. We are in a Jazz renaissance and I am so proud to be part of it!’

 


Northern Line Programme Manager, Heather Spencer, commented:
“In the much talked about explosion of UK jazz, in reality, it’s been a London jazz spotlight. With northern music bubbling under the surface, we really feel it is our moment to shine and mark our place as an equally rich, eclectic and diverse destination for great British jazz.”

 

On being a northern artist, Northern Line artist Marco Woolf said:
“I feel like generally speaking northern artists are very generous with their talents and very open to collaboration regardless of style, genre or vibe, and this can be heard in how eclectic the northern jazz sound is. It’s really inspirational being part of a community that is unafraid to sound a bit weird, it encourages me to express myself as honestly and as authentically as I can.”

 

Maxine continued, “There are so many incredible musicians, young and old, in the North who are easily overlooked nationally, but things are changing. We have an important voice in the UK jazz scene and I am so excited to be part of this bubbling community!”

 

Since its inception in 2013, Northern Line has supported over 74 artists to perform over 700 subsidised gigs at venues and festivals across the North. The charity is a driving force in fostering an ecosystem where artists and promoters can thrive where they live.

 

“Historically, a jazz musician’s career development might have been to reach a certain level in their city and move down to London,” Spencer added. “Increasingly, we’re seeing musicians choose to stay in the north. They’re building amazingly supportive networks of collaborators and creating a world class music scene without the need to hit the capital.”

 

The six Northern Line bands were selected by an independent panel of revered UK-wide industry experts and tastemakers: John Doran (The Quietus), Claire Umney (Jazz FM), Dennis Rollins MBE (trombonist), Sam Nicholls AKA whiskas (Music:Leeds), Santana Guerot (Band on the Wall), Harkirit Boparai (The Crescent) and Lucy Scott (Sage Gateshead).

 


Steve Mead, Director of Talent Development at Jazz North and Artistic Director at manchester jazz festival commented:
“As a passionate believer in our home-grown music-makers, and in creating a path for them to become future music leaders, I look to Northern Line as the embodiment of the wealth of new music talent that’s born and bred in the north, happening right here, right now.”

 

Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue Collective, MC Nelson, TC & The Groove Family, Marco Woolf, Yaatri and Ni Maxine will perform at the Northern Line Showcase at Hull Jazz Festival in November 2022 in front of a public audience and invited music industry guests.

 


Artists are available for booking requests by northern promoters.
For more information, visit:  http://www.jazznorth.org/northernline

 

 

 

About the Northern Line artists

 


Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue Collective (Newcastle-upon-Tyne): A high energy Afro Fusion Collective fusing powerful and upbeat Latin & African percussion, brass, vocal chants, Blues, Jazz, Afro-beat, Funk, and Reggae to create a unique sound and an invigorating party atmosphere that will get you up on your feet.


Marco Woolf (Manchester): Influenced by the likes of Nick Drake and John Martyn, the music that Marco Woolf makes can prove similarly complex to categorise, his lyrics introspective and insightful - earning him a reputation as a skilled storyteller - though thoughtful instrumentation too is just as crucial to his compositions, clearly considered to ensure it possesses comparable weight to his wording.


Yaatri (Leeds) is an award winning five-piece art-rock/jazz crossover group formed in Leeds in 2018. Their blend of complex composition and ethereal soundscapes captivates the heart as well as the mind. Influenced by the momentum of the rhythms of India, immersive timbres of electronic music, and energy of rock and roll, their music has a strong sense of purpose and journey.


Ni Maxine (Liverpool) is a Neo-Jazz Singer-Songwriter; a black woman navigating the modern world and exploring themes of home, identity, self-esteem and belonging. Ni Maxine’s message is clear:  “I want to inspire young people who are having (or had) a similar experience to what I had, growing up, and cultivate community. The algorithm divides us, but we are more powerful when we are united.” 


TC & The Groove Family (Leeds), are a 10-piece collective whose music celebrates the coming together of cultures and the unity that music provides. Driven by drummer Tim Cook, their live shows are powerful and dynamic, exploring grooves and genres from the UK and worldwide, including afrobeat, breakbeat, jungle, jazz and highlife.

 

Nelson Idama AKA MC Nelson (Liverpool) is a rapper and producer that fuses jazzy instrumentation with cutting social commentary and a Scouse sense of humour. With a commanding presence on stage, Nelson embarked on his first UK tour with Punch records in 2018, since then he has performed alongside hip hop legends such as Slum Village, Ghostface Killah, the Pharcyde, Pharoah Monche and many more. 

 

About Northern Line
Northern Line supports artists across the north of England to deliver high quality live shows on profile-raising stages. Simultaneously, it supports northern promoters to book exciting new artists with lowered financial risk and promotional support. The 18-month programme supports northern artists to reach the next stage of their live performance career and develop business skills across all areas of their work through subsidised touring and bespoke 1:1 support. 6 bands from jazz and jazz-related genres are selected each year through an open application and rigorous selection process using a panel of independent industry experts from across the UK.

 


About Jazz North
Jazz North is the Strategic Development Agency for jazz in the North of England. It was founded in 2012 to address gaps in provision identified by Arts Council England (ACE)  and the sector itself. A registered charity, the organisation has been funded by ACE since its inception with National Portfolio Status (NPO) since 2015 and as a Sector Support Organisation (SSO) since 2018. Jazz North’s ultimate aim is to see the north recognised both nationally and internationally as a leading talent hub for jazz. The organisation works with - and on behalf of - the jazz sector, creating cohesion across a largely disparate scene. Unique in its approach to supporting and nurturing jazz, this is an organisation with an ethos and delivery method rooted in artist development whilst also cultivating partnerships and networks.

 

The Green Note, Camden Town, London, latest newsletter 18/05/2022.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Green Note has forwarded its latest newsletter including details of forthcoming musical events.

Upcoming Highlights from Green Note


Hello music lovers,


We’re still buzzing from a very special show we had last weekend, featuring acting star JESSIE BUCKLEY and legendary guitarist BERNARD BUTLER. This unlikely pair have recently made an album together and since both of them are fans of Green Note (and have each played here before… separately) they decided that this was the place they wanted to do their first public performance of this new material! We were honoured that they chose our little stage - it was a packed room and a very special night!


We’ve got some great gigs coming up that we’d like to let you know about!


UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS…


This Friday (20th May), we look forward to the return of ROSIE BROWN and her band, with their eagerly awaited fourth studio album hot off the press. Their music draws on elements of country, 60s surf and jazz, and takes the listener into its confidence, whispers in the familiar tones of nostalgia, sings openly of emotions, of hopes and fears for the future. This is a really fantastic band that we’ve been fans of since before we opened Green Note… so this gig comes highly recommended!


On Sunday (22nd May), we have contemporary folk/blues performer ROB QUO, with support from PEARL FISH. Rob may be known to many of you as one of our former bar tenders at Green Note. He left only recently, due to moving out of London, but he’s also an incredibly talented musician and we looking forward to having him back, this time on our stage rather than behind the bar! This will be a special show featuring a selection of choice collaborators and a setlist sampling all 4 of Rob’s recent releases from a 12-month period late 2020/2021. We’re very excited about this one!


Also upcoming, we have “Brit-Folk’s most vibrant and forthright new young talent”  (Mojo) LUCY WARD (Mon 23rd May), a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and folk musician. Her songs are a sweet mixture of evocative imagery and quiet, involving beauty; passion, protest and tradition all rolled into one. With her breathtaking voice and powerful stage presence, Billy Bragg is a fan, and so are we! We’re also looking forward to welcoming back multiple Grammy nominee GUY DAVIS (Fri 27th May), an Americana and Blues artist who will be playing songs from his Grammy nominated album, “Be Ready When I Call You” as well as old favorites.


OTHER NEWS…


We’re also continuing our monthly matinee series with Folkroom, a chance to catch up with established folk stars and discover new talents on the scene. Folkroom’s Green Note Matinées offer everyone a chance to discover folk music, with a family-friendly environment and acts of the highest calibre. Their next one (Sat 28th May), features Green Note JESS MORGAN, with support from Roseanna Jones. What better way to spend a lazy weekend afternoon?


We’re also excited to be part of a new theatre project - THANK GOD FOR NASHVILLE. This is a musical theatre show, based around a music venue in Nashville, and we will be hosting a special preview showcase (Mon 30th May). The show will be narrated by BBC Radio and Absolute Radio’s Country Music iconic presenter and producer Baylen Leonard who unfolds the story behind the various characters in the show. The showcase includes 18 new unreleased songs that will be performed by Nashville’s Jason Herndon and others including Charlotte Henry, TJ Walker, Connie Jackson and Robbie “The Bass” Stewart-Mathews, with acoustic guitar accompaniment by Max Milligan. Before the showcase, the artists will perform a “mini-concert” that will preview more new unreleased songs that will feature in the full musical theatre show. Come along and check it it out if you fancy hearing some great Country music as well as being part of an exciting project in its early stages!

 

GREEN NOTE HITS THE ROAD…


Lots of great shows coming up over the next few weeks in some of our homes away from home, including ANA SILVERA (19th May @ Bush Hall), FLO PERLIN (24th May @ The Water Rats), SUZIE UNGERLEIDER (formerly known as OH SUSANNA) (1st June @ The Water Rats), CHASTITY BROWN (8th June @ The Water Rats) and ROD PICOTT (15th June @ The Water Rats)...


We have lots more fantastic music coming up - far too much to mention here - so make sure you check out our full listings on the events page on our website, which is updated regularly.


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


Lots of love,

 

Immy & Risa xx

 

COMING UP IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS…

 

Azu Yeché
Wed 18th May
THE BASEMENT BAR
A special intimate show in support of his new single ‘Plastic Life’


Emily Duff
Wed 18th May
Called the perfectly cool combo of Lucinda Williams meets Patti Smith, this artist’s street-smart poetry and vocal style conjure moods & images that seduce the listener to visit emotional vistas that entice and beguile


Megan Rutherford
Thu 19th May
THE BASEMENT BAR
“Reminiscent of Kate Bush, Lana Del Ray with a splash of Radiohead”


Ana Silvera
- Album Launch
Thu 19th May
BUSH HALL
Highly acclaimed singer-songwriter singing folk and bluegrass-tinged tunes, which are lyrical, intimate and emotive, works of ‘lavish, vivid imagination’ (Metro)


Abi Farrell
+ Jenny Colquitt
Thu 19th May
TALENTBANQ presents two stunning female vocalists


Jack Lukeman
Fri 20th May
ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH
“The most magnificent and enigmatic of performers.” Edinburgh Spotlight Magazine
** SOLD OUT**


Ewan Bleach
Fri 20th May
THE BASEMENT BAR
1920s and 30s jazz and blues


Rosie Brown
Fri 20th May
A

heady mix of jazz, folk and country influences, they create an inimitable harmony-drenched sound…


The FoBo Jug Band
Sat 21st May
THE BASEMENT BAR
A ragtime country-blues outfit sure to get your feet stomping!
** SOLD OUT**


Cup O’Joe
Sat 21st May
“They make a truly gorgeous sound and play with such intuition as only a family can do.” (Cara Dillon)... “Imagine what these young artists will accomplish before they’re done” (Bluegrass Today)


Giulio Romano Malaisi
: EP Launch
Sun 22nd May
THE BASEMENT BAR
A cocktail of Dance/ Soul/ Motown and Jazz all in a six string format.


Rob Quo
Sun 22nd May
A contemporary folk/blues performer, emotive & humorous in equal measure


Lucy Ward
Mon 23rd May
Named “Brit-Folk’s most vibrant and forthright new young talent” by MOJO, “Impressive and original” by The Guardian and “Inspiring” by Billy Bragg


Flo Perlin
Tue 24th May
THE WATER RATS
“Her voice is that of an angel” - Bill Adamson (With Just A Hint Of Mayhem)


Rebetiki Serenata
Tue 24th May
An evening of songs exploring rebetiko music of the 1940s to early 1950s in Greece


Marcus Bonfanti
& The Delta Duo
Wed 25th May
THE BASEMENT BAR
“Utterly spellbinding” The Times / “The next British blues guitar hero” The Guardian


Katie Spencer
Wed 25th May
“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


Steve Jinski
Thu 26th May
THE BASEMENT BAR
‘This is lovely stuff. You can hear all the love that’s gone into it’ – Bob Harris BBC Radio 2


Tom Mansi
& The Icebreakers
Thu 26th May
New Roots presents a night of rocking blues, rhythm & blues, rock’n’roll, country blues and more with hugely respected trio Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers - ‘..this is the stuff!!’ Phil Jupitus, BBC Radio 4 / BBC 6 Music


Lauren Lucille
Fri 27th May
THE BASEMENT BAR
Stories about life and love through Lauren’s soul/jazz/folk acoustic songs


Guy Davis
Fri 27th May
Multiple Grammy-nominated Americana & Blues artist


Jess Morgan
Sat 28th May, 2.30pm
Folkroom present a monthly matinée with a chance to catch up with established folk stars and discover new talents on the scene… Jess Morgan of whom Steve Lamacq said ‘every now and then you come across a little gem like this.’


The Vanguards
Sat 28th May
This five-piece bluegrass band based in London brings us masterful interpretations of bluegrass classics as well as their own wholly original music


Wise Woman
Sun 29th May, 2.30pm
Bringing a heady collision of folk harmonies, old time tall tales and 90s girl power to the airwaves and eardrums


Webb City
Sun 29th May
THE BASEMENT BAR
Celebrates the early piano trio line up featuring rhythm guitar in place of drums, united by a joint love for the trios of Oscar Peterson, Nat ‘King’ Cole trio and Art Tatum


Willy Porter
Sun 29th May
“Porter can captivate an audience as completely as an entire rock band.” (Washington Times )... “Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever” (Tori Amos)


Thank God For Nashville
Mon 30th May
A special showcase night for forthcoming Musical featuring Baylen Leonard and others


Open-mic hosted by
Rob Thom
Tue 31st May
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…


Spin the Black Circle… hosted by Russell Swallow
Tue 31st May
THE BASEMENT BAR
Intimate show featuring a guest musician playing a live performance of songs by the evening’s chosen vinyl album playback artist

Green Note, 106 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN


http://www.greennote.co.uk

Jazz at The Milford Arms, Isleworth, programme for June and July 2022.

Friday, May 13, 2022

The June & July programme has been announced for Jazz at The Milford Arms, Isleworth. Events take place fortnightly on Monday evenings.

From Chris Pugh via Facebook;


Jazz at The Milford Arms, 574 London Road, Isleworth TW7 4EY, from 8:00


10 mins Isleworth BR station, buses E8, H37, 235, 237


June 6th
Roger Beaujolais, vibes, Simon Spillett, tenor, Alex Bryson, piano, Simon Thorpe, bass, Trevor Tomkins, drums


June 20th
Derek Nash, reeds, Dominic Ashworth, guitar, Ted Beament, piano, Paul Morgan, bass, Trevor Tomkins, drums


July 4th
Mark Armstrong, trumpet, Simon Allen, alto/tenor, Will Barry, piano, Steve Watts, bass, Trevor Tomkins, drums


July 18th
Steve Waterman, trumpet/flugel, Karen Sharpe, tenor, John Pearce, piano, Dave Green, bass, Trevor Tomkins, drums

The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London, latest newsletter, 13/05/2022.

Friday, May 13, 2022

The Vortex has forwarded its latest newsletter, including details of forthcoming live events.

News & Grooves from the Vortex Jazz Club


WE ARE THE VORTEX JAZZ CLUB

 


Greetings, Supporters and Friends!

 

Get ready for drummer and percussionist Will Glaser - he with the great beard - will be performing tonight with Matthew Herd (sax/piano) and Alex Bonney (trumpet) to mark the latest installment of Climbing in Circles. Both Parts 3 and 4 are in the Bandcamp section below. You can also read about the ideas and intentions behind Glaser’s Climbing in Circles project

 

Jumping to Wednesday, join us for a quartet led by award-winning trumpeter and composer Hugh Pascall who will be performing music from his debut album Borderlands. Influenced by Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Tom Harrell, Coltrane and Miles, Hugh’s music is lyrical, a vibrant and modern approach to post-bop jazz. It’s straight-ahead jazz with melody and swing. Modal explorations are complimented by expressive ballads rich in harmony and character. With top musicians Liam Dunachie (piano/rhodes), Oli Hayhurst (bass) and Jay Davis (drums), this evening will delight and leave you on a high. Don’t miss out on this experience!

 

Thursday celebrating Huw Warren’s sixtieth birthday the original members of the band Perfect House Plants are assembling for a special one-off. In the past, this innovative jazz group worked with Django Bates, Kenny Wheeler, Billy Cobham and Radiohead, but they were known for their unique colourful compositions that established them as an adventurous yet accessible group on the cutting edge of European music. The Perfect House Plants quartet are Mark Lockheart (saxes), Huw Warren (piano), Dudley Philips (acoustic/electric bass) and Martin France (drums).

 

That completes the run down for the weekend and coming week. We hope to see you upstairs soon!

 

Stay safe and well,
The Vortex Team

 

WILL GLASER, MATTHEW HERD, ALEX BONNEY
CLIMBING IN CIRCLES PT. 4 ALBUM LAUNCH
FRI 13 MAY 7/9PM


HUGH PASCALL QUARTET
WED 18 MAY 7/9PM


PERFECT HOUSEPLANTS
THU 19 MAY 7/9PM


ENEMY
FRI 20 MAY 7/9PM


TONY KOFI’S PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL
SAT 21 MAY 7/9PM


ARUN GHOSH
SAT 28 MAY 7/9PM


ALEXANDER HAWKINS TRIO
THU 02 JUNE 7/9PM


JOHN ETHERIDGE’S BLUE SPIRITS
SAT 11 JUNE 7/9PM

 

We always need your love and support so why not take out a membership to the club and enjoy money-off tickets and early access to tickets for popular gigs. You can join directly from our website.


Hire us…
We are available for a range of activities: filming, recordings, rehearsals and private hires. Click the image for more information for venue specifications and equipment.

 

BUY VORTEX MERCHANDISE ON OUR BANDCAMP PAGE
https://vortexjazzclub.bandcamp.com/

 

Vortex · 11 Gillett Square · Dalston, London, N16 8AZ ·

 

http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk

 

Registration for the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition is now open.

Friday, May 13, 2022

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced the opening of the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Entries must be submitted before September 6, 2022.

We have received the following press release;


Registration for the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition is Now Open

 

Registration for the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition is Now Open
as part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival

 

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) today announced the opening of the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The search is on for the next great jazz singer! Solo vocalists from around the world are encouraged to submit their entries before September 6, 2022, by visiting SarahVaughanCompetition.com. In the Fall 2022, the Top Five Finalists will be announced followed by a star-studded final performance on the iconic NJPAC stage.

The Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, also known as “The SASSY Awards”, is open to singers over the age of 18, of all genders and nationalities, from anywhere in the world, and not signed by a major label. Entrants are judged on vocal quality, musicality, technique, performance, individuality, artistic interpretation, and ability to swing.

On November 20, 2022, the finalists will compete at NJPAC in front of a live audience and before a distinguished panel of judges, including premier jazz violinist Regina Carter, NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor and multi-Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride, drummer T.S. Monk (Thelonious Monk, Jr.), NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider, and WBGO Radio personality Pat Prescott. Hosted by WBGO Radio’s Gary Walker, this special event will also include performances by the 2021 co-winners of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim and Gabrielle Cavassa, and more to be announced soon. The first-prize winner of The SASSY Awards will receive a $5,000 cash award, second-place $1,500, and third-place $500.

The competition recalls the humble beginnings of legendary jazz singer/NEA Jazz Master Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990) who, back in 1942, was a Newark teenager and winner of an amateur singing contest at the Apollo Theater. That memorable night helped launch the lifework of one of the most successful, influential jazz vocalists in the history of American music. Past winners include Cyrille Aimée, Jazzmeia Horn,Ashleigh Smith, Arianna Neikrug, Deelee Dubé, Quiana Lynell, Laurin Talese, Samara Joy, Gabrielle Cavassa and Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim, and G. Thomas Allen. What has become one of the top annual vocal competitions in jazz, The SASSY Awards 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. For more information about The SASSY Awards, visit http://www.sarahvaughancompetition.com.

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Saturn Quartet to perform “Synchronicities” at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on May 27th 2022 and at Snug Harbor, New Orleans on May 29th 2022.

Friday, May 13, 2022

The young New Orleans based Saturn Quartet will launch their debut album "Synchronicities" with two dates in the city in late May 2022. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


Saturn Quartet Performs “Synchronicities” at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on May 27th and at Snug Harbor on May 29th.

 

Saturn Quartet Performs “Synchronicities”
New Orleans Jazz Museum on May 27
Snug Harbor - New Orleans on May 29


Getting International Praise and Airplay

 

May 27
New Orleans Jazz Museum
2 pm
Free
https://nolajazzmuseum.org/events/2022/5/27/nomf


May 29
Snug Harbor - CD Release Night!
Sets at 8 pm and 10 pm
$25 cover
https://snugjazz.com/event/saturn-quartet/

 


“Here’s some young cats who met at FSU in Florida and now reside in New Orleans, with an impressive debut album, ‘Synchronicities’. A nice mix of mostly sophisticated originals, a Trane composition (Satellite), a beautiful rendition of Mancini’s “Moon River” that nearly brought me to tears, and a most sublime take on Paul McCartney’s ‘Jenny Wren’. I think potentially something on here for any jazz radio program/station”.
Dr. Brad Stone, Producer, programmer and host, “The Creative Source” and “A Passport to Prog”

 

SATURN QUARTET/Synchronicities: You duck into a restaurant to get out of the rain. There’s a jazz combo playing the corner. You soon find them more interesting than the food, taking your drink and moseying down to the rail by the piano to get closer to it. Damn! What’s the special sauce? What’s the something extra? What the what?? That’s exactly how this record makes you feel. Where did it come from and why is it so good? These cats should be at the top of every list.
Midwest Record, Chris Spector

 

Made up of four young players and composers who met during their time studying at the fabled FSU (Florida State University) Jazz Studies Program, Saturn Quartet is one of today’s most electrifying new entries on the international jazz scene.


The combo proudly wears its reverence for the traditions of this storied American genre, but its members pride themselves on their collective passion for pushing the envelope into uncharted terrains.

The fact that they have both the nerve to treat their chosen material with such an open-hearted approach and the finely honed chops required to pull off subtly adventurous stylistic detours is a testament not only to each player’s nascent mastery of their craft, but to the creative chemistry that exists between them all – a palpable relationship which is instantly obvious, even to casual listeners.

That chemistry and audacity is evident throughout all seven tracks on Saturn Quartet’s brand-new debut album, “Synchronicities,” produced with great empathy and elan by the award-winning (and Grammy-nominated) rising jazz star Jamison Ross, and set for worldwide release on March 1, 2022.

 

ALBUM CREDITS


Ricardo Pascal - tenor and soprano saxophones
Brendan Polk - piano
Robin Sherman - bass
Gerald Watkins Jr. - drums

 

TRACKLISTING


Inspiration (Brendan Polk)
Moon River (Henry Mancini)
New York Streets (Brendan Polk)
Jenny Wren (Paul McCartney, arr. Robin Sherman)
Satellite (John Coltrane)
Nita (Robin Sherman)
Aftermath (Ricardo Pascal)

 

“This album is fueled by an inspired imagination and filled with moments of realtime artistic expression. The vulnerability of ‘Nita’ is simply breathtaking.”
- Jamison Ross, Grammy-nominated vocalist, drummer and producer

 

Saturn Quartet info:


https://www.saturnquartet.com


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Gilad Hekselman - new album and international tour dates.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Guitarist and composer Gilad Hekselman has forwarded his latest newsletter including details of his new album release "Far Star" and tour dates in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia.

Gilad Hekselman writes;


Gilad Hekselman Newsletter

 

Dear Hekselfans,


I’ve been waiting for this moment for a while, and today I finally get to say these exciting words: Far Star is out today!


I’ve spent thousands of hours on it and put my whole heart into it. I hope you give it a spin and that it lifts your spirits and has a positive impact on your lives!


More about this and about upcoming shows below.


Sending you all much love,
Gilad

 

TOUR IN GERMANY, BELGIUM & SPAIN, JAKARTA & AUSTRALIA!
I am hitting the road again, going all around the globe to play for you with some of my favorite musicians: Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler, Aaron Parks, Harish Raghavan, Kendrick Scott, Will Vinson & Eric Harland. Info below. Spread the word and hope to see you out there!

 


Far Star is the new album from Israeli-born and New York based guitarist Gilad Hekselman - a work that explores a new universe rich in color, limitless in detail and bold in vision. Based for more than 18 years in New York, Gilad has become a well known figure in that highly creative scene, building a unique sound that is both progressive and timeless. With a new approach to music making that has as much to do with the enforced constraints of the pandemic as with any artistic decision, Gilad has produced something that is simply breathtaking. The music has a boldness and simplicity, it’s progressive yet accessible; ultimately it’s a modern and adventurous album with an abundance of detail that offers reward after reward at every listen. From the opening infectious whistle you know you’re going to be taken on a journey of discovery. It connects on all fronts, emotionally and intellectually, ebbing and flowing into wide-view cinematic and progressive Jazz goodness. It is, without question, a remarkable album from a remarkable artist.


Exploring a new universe, both in sound and approach, Far Star is an album with a duality: progressive yet accessible. It’s a produced studio album and built from layers,  yet there’s a searching quality that still gives the musicians a place for deep expression. For Gilad, the thread that binds all his music making is finding a balance between something for the listener to hold on to and something more progressive, a marriage of unpredictability with hooky, immediate connection. Far Star fully epitomizes this mantra. It’s also an album that originated almost by accident as Gilad explains:

 

“At the start of 2020, I returned from 3 months with my family in Southeast Asia with piles of new music ready to be played with real people. Then the pandemic hit, and suddenly all I was left with for making this music come to life were my instruments, mics and computer. Like everyone else, I didn’t know how long this was going to last, so I started a folder on my computer called ‘Song Demos’ with every hope that I would soon be sending the tracks to my band when it came time to make a new record. Weeks turned into months: I watched hundreds of tutorials, took sound engineering lessons and consulted with my producer friends. After thousands of hours of work, I finished what I called Far Star”.


The adaptation of process, and the artistic response to this, caused by the pandemic resulted in a different, more adventurous sound than appeared in Gilad’s previous albums. It was this ability to go deeper into the detail of the music, to explore new ways of communicating and building the music that opened up more possibilities; “Far Star is about my ability to travel with my imagination to far sonic galaxies, all from the insides of a room. The music, worked on during a pandemic, somehow leaves me with memories of great freedom and liberation through what was clearly a very constricting time in our lives.”

 

Full credits:


Long Way From Home (feat. Eric Harland):
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Keys, Bass, Whistle, Tambourine, Body Percussion, Voice
Eric Harland - Drums


Fast Moving Century (feat. Shai Maestro & Eric Harland):
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Shai Maestro: - Co-production, Keys, Eric Harland - Drums


I Didn’t Know
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Bass, Keys, Percussion, Eric Harland - Drums


Far Star
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Keys, Voice, Nathan Schram - Viola, Violin, String Arrangement, Oren Hardy - Bass, Alon Benjamini - Drums, Percussion


Magic Chord (feat. Eric Harland)
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Keys, Bass, Percussion, Eric Harland - Drums


Cycles
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Keys, Bass, Voice, Eric Harland - Drums


The Headrocker (feat. Nomok & Amir Bresler)
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Nomok - Co-production, Keys, Amir Bresler - Co-production, Drums, Percussion


Rebirth (feat. Ziv Ravitz)
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Bass, Keys, Ziv Ravitz - Drums

 

From;
https://www.giladhekselman.com/concerts

 

TOUR DATES & EVENTS


MAY 18 WED
Gilad Hekselman Trio - Zig Zag Jazz Club @ 8:00pm
Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler
Berlin, Germany

 

MAY 19 THU
Gilad Hekselman Group - Sounds Jazz Club @ 8:00pm
Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler
Ixelles, Belgium

 

MAY 20 FRI
Gilad Hekselman Group - Sounds Jazz Club @ 8:00pm
Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler
Ixelles, Belgium

 

MAY 21 SAT
Gilad Hekselman Group - Alfredo Kraus Auditorium @ 8:30pm
Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler
Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain

 

MAY 22 SUN
Gilad Hekselman Group - Sala Clamores @ 8:00pm
Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler
Madrid, Spain

 

MAY 29 SUN
gHex Quartet with Aaron Parks, Harish Raghavan & Kendrick Scott @ 8:00pm
Aaron Parks, Harish Raghavan, Kendrick Scott Oracle
Kota Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia

 


JUN 4 SAT
Trio Grande feat. Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Eric Harland @ 7:00pm
Brunswick, Australia

 

JUN 5 SUN
Trio Grande feat. Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Eric Harland @ 7:30pm
Sydney, Australia

 

JUN 6 MON
Trio Grande feat. Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Eric Harland @ 8:00pm
Keiraville, Australia

 

AUG 22 MON
Alternative Guitar Summit @ 3:00pm
Bill Frisell,John Scofield,Kurt Rosenwinkel, Isaiah Sharkey,Mike Stern,Leni Stern,Jerome Harris: Musician Joel Harrison
Big Indian, NY, United States

 


OCT 1 SAT
Ari Hoenig Trio - SFJAZZ @ 8:00pm
San Francisco, CA, United States


OCT 2 SUN
Ari Hoenig Trio - SFJAZZ @ 8:00pm
San Francisco, CA, United States


OCT 6 THU
Ari Hoenig Trio - Kuumbwa Jazz @ 8:00pm
Santa Cruz, CA, United States


OCT 9 SUN
Ari Hoenig Trio - The 1905 @ 8:00pm
Portland, OR, United States


OCT 10 MON
Ari Hoenig Trio - The 1905 @ 8:00pm
Portland, OR, United States

 

OCT 11 TUE
Ari Hoenig Trio - The 1905 @ 8:00pm
Portland, OR, United States

 

NOV 17 THU
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
Prague, Czech Republic

 

NOV 18 FRI
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

NOV 19 SAT
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
München, Germany

 

NOV 20 SUN
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
Muri, Switzerland

 

NOV 25 FRI
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
Lausanne, Switzerland

 

NOV 30 WED
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
Tilburg, Netherlands

Swansea Jazz Club - New Sponsor Announced for Spring/Summer Events 2022.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Dave Cottle Music is sponsoring Swansea Jazz Club for the Spring/Summer Season until the club takes a break for a month in August.

We have received the following information;

Dave Cottle Music is sponsoring Swansea Jazz Club for the Spring/Summer Season until the club takes a break for a month in August.


We will then revue if the club is viable to reopen in the Autumn or unfortunately go the way of so many other UK provincial Jazz clubs and close due to lack of support.


Thanks to our sponsor, Entry prices have now been REDUCED TO ALL EVENTS!


Check out the website for full details/BOOKINGS http://www.swanseajazz.co.uk


Tickets are also on sale at
Derricks Music, Oxford Street Swansea 01792 654226

 

Swansea Jazz Club


Presenting The Best of Local & International Jazz Artists & Bands EVERY WEEK in Swansea since 1949


The Garage Music Venue,  47 Uplands Crescent, Swansea SA2 0NP +44 7802 912789


FIRST FRIDAY and following THURSDAYS : EVERY MONTH


Thursday Jazz Nights DISCOUNTS : STUDENT ENTRY ONLY £5 : BOOK LATE SET ONLY 30% OFF (Entry after 9.30pm)


http://www.swanseajazz.co.uk

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 08/05/2022.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 08/05/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations

Peter Slavid writes;


European Jazz - Radio Playlist from May 8th 2022

 

Available now at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz and at https://www.mixcloud.com/camp_fr/modern-jazz-from-around-europe-08th-may-2022/

 

Satoyama
Naaru
Sinking Islands
Auand

 

Jas Kayser
Dream
5ive
Jazz re:freshed


OJKOS
Einsemdi
Mensa Rotunda
Odin


Paul Booth
Blues in the Square
44
Ubuntu


Rhabdomantic Orchestra
Suffer, Suffer
Almagre
Bandcamp (DO)


Gaz Hughes Trio
Beboperation
Beboperation
Bandcamp (DO)


Stan van Dijk
Arborio
Caustic
Heliopolis


Enrico Valanzuolo
200km
Dream Big
Gleam


Matthieu Saglio Quartet
Afman
Live in San Javier 2021
Pulpito 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.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

The Django, New York City, Programme for June 2022.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

New York City jazz club The Django has announced its programme for June 2022

We have received the following press release;

 

The Django Welcomes Summer with Today’s Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, and Hot Latin Tuesday Nights

 


saul rubin quartet (jun 4)
danny jonokuchi and the revisionists cd release (jun 8)
yotam silberstein trio featuring brian charette and ari hoenig (jun 11)
grant stewart cd release (jun 17)
latin tuesdays: all-female lulada club (colombia), cristian puig (argentina), elio villafranca (cuba), los habaneros (cuba), and more


New York City, NY — THE DJANGO, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, brings another month of stellar jazz by some of the field’s heroes alongside young, emerging artists. Two new albums are released on The Django stage in June: Together Again by the leading swing band, Danny Jonokuchi and The Revisionists (6/8) followed by The Lighting of the Lamps by saxophonist Grant Stewart (6/17). In addition, you can find regular guests this month including: Thursday nights with Ken Fowser Quintetfeaturing guest trumpeter Jeremy Pelt (6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 and 6/30), Sachal Vasandani singers showcase (6/22), Latin Jazz Tuesdays (6/14, 6/21 and 6/28), monthly concert by guitarist Mark Whitfield (6/16), and weekly Mingus Mondays featuring the Mingus Big Band (6/6 & 6/20), Mingus Dynasty (613), and Mingus Orchestra (6/27). Be­low is a com­plete schedule of June performances.


When: Monday-Saturday, Sets @ 7:30pm + 10:30pm


Where: The Django, 2 Avenue of the Americas (Cellar Level), New York City, NY, Trains: A/C/N/Q/R/W to Canal, 2/3 to Franklin, 1 to Chambers


Tickets: $25 Cover Charge per person (not including two-drink minimum).
To reserve, visit TheDjangoNYC.com or call 212.519.6649.


Health + Safety Protocols: The Django regularly updates its COVID protocols and procedures based on CDC, federal, state, city and other scientific data. At this time, COVID vaccination cards are required.


Artists and schedules are subject to change

 

JUNE SCHEDULE:

 

6/01 John Dokes
7:30pm
John Dokes - Vocals
Steve Einerson - Piano
Malik McLaurine - Bass
Curtis Nowosad - Drums
Vocalist John Dokes has stepped into the spotlight using his wryly smooth baritone to delight audiences weekly at jazz clubs throughout New York City. Singing a mixture of blues, ballads and jazz standards his unmistakable swinging delivery is entirely his own while harkening back to greats like Nat King Cole and Joe Williams.

 

6/01 Emily Braden
10:30pm
Emily Braden - Vocals
Irwin Hall - Saxophone
Misha Piatigorsky - Piano
Danton Boller - Bass
Curtis Nowosad - Drums
Big, bad beauty from Boise, Idaho, Emily Braden covers a lot of ground. Whether she’s fronting an orchestra or leading a world-class trio in the heart of Manhattan, Braden has the innate ability to win the heart of any audience with her powerhouse vocals and striking stage presence. Winner of New York City’s prestigious “Best of the Best” Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, Braden’s signature sound is an effortless blend of jazz and soul. She is currently completing her sophomore release “Cannon & Sparrow.” Her debut album Soul Walk is composed of high-energy originals, bilingual improvisations (Braden is fluent in Spanish and received her Masters degree in Latin American Studies) and “flipped-out” jazz standards. Producer Misha Piatigorsky says, “As a singer, Emily has no boundaries. She gives me goosebumps.” Before the COVID-19 global pandemic, Braden toured regularly and could be seen every first Friday at NYC’s famed 55 Bar. She has performed at NYC’s Blue Note Jazz Club, Birdland Jazz Club and Minton’s Playhouse as well as on international festival circuits. She has been a featured vocalist with Postmodern Jukebox and is the front woman for NYC’s Sketchy Orkestra.

 


6/02 Ken Fowser Quintet featuring Jeremy Pelt
7:30pm
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet
TBA - Artists
Ken Fowser is the Music Director of The Django, and performs every Friday night on our stage with special guests each week. Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the #1 spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years.

 

6/02 ELEW Electro Acoustic Trio and Dance Party
10:30pm
Eric Lewis - Piano
Conrad Korsch - Bass
Allan Mednard - Drums
Omnivorous artist ELEW hosts a memorable night on The Django stage. First, he wears he jazz hat joined by his Trio and then showcases his DJ skills. A native of Camden, New Jersey, Eric Lewis began his musical studies at two years old and would ultimately receive the Rodger’s and Hammerstein full merit scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. A Dean’s List student, upon graduation, he toured the world, recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Elvin Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Roy Hargrove, and John Hendricks among others. In 1999, Eric won the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, at the time, the most coveted prize in all of jazz.
A decade into his career, he reemerged as ELEW and began fusing his piano techniques with rock guitar-based ideas and experimental prepared piano methods, generating a powerful crossover brand he coined “Rockjazz”. Over the course of multiple award winning, critically acclaimed albums, ELEW has re-imagined songs by The Killers, Nirvana, Coldplay and Michael Jackson to name a few. Throughout his career he has built an elite fanbase of some of the most distinguished leaders and celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Gerard Butler, Barack and Michele Obama, Prince Albert I1, Will Smith, Eli Roth, Al Pacino and the list goes on..
Inspired by the European masters of Baroque Counterpoint, ELEW has innovated the technique of simultaneously executing two independent melodies which precisely detail harmonic forms bursting with idiomatic verisimilitude and wide ranging historical references while flawlessly maintaining the idiosyncratic Afrocentric timing at the core of Jazz improvisation. He has named this technique Counterbop. His album Cubism - ELEW plays Rosenwinkel, a solo piano exploration of contemporary jazz legend Kurt Rosenwinkel provides perspective an insight into the nature of what Counterbop is and how it may be implemented.
In addition to piano performance, appearing in and scoring for film, ELEW is a prominent international DJ. He has created disco infernos for multiple events such as The World Economic Forum, TED, Art Basel, A-list Oscar parties, the Monte-Carlo Gala, the Cannes Film Festival and multiple celebrity birthdays and weddings. In some cases, ELEW places the turntables within the piano, seamlessly executing transitions and improvisations all while generating a pleasing frenzy on the dance floor. This has led him to creating yet another brilliant innovation he calls Piano Turntablism. He literally plays two different yet recognizable songs simultaneously as a DJ would but on the Piano. All while maintaining the type of euphoric festival.

 


6/03 Dave Stryker Quartet
7:30pm
Dave Stryker - Guitar
Joe Doubleday - Vibraphone
Jared Gold - Organ
McClenty Hunter - Drums
Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 30 CDs as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” Hot House magazine awarded him Best Guitarist Fans Decision for 2017. He was recently voted once again as one of the top Jazz Guitarists in the 2019 Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls for the 10th time.

 


6/03 Marianne Solivan
10:30pm
Marianne Solivan - Vocals
Leandro Pellegrino - Guitar
Steve Wood - Bass
Jay Sawyer - Drums
Vocalist Marianne Solivan has been one of the leading jazz vocalists in the New York jazz community for the past 10 years. As an energetic powerhouse vocalist Solivan brings passion and nuance to every performance. Consistently surrounded by a who’s who of great musicians she has built a reputation of presenting unique repertoire in a personal way. With two critically acclaimed discs under her name and numerous guest performances on others she has been able to tour worldwide for numerous years including France, Italy, Czech Republic, Japan, Lebanon & Russia amongst them.

 


6/04 Saul Rubin Quartet
7:30pm
Saul Rubin - Guitar
TBA - Artists
A mainstay on the New York jazz scene, Saul Rubin graduated from the Hartt School of Music, where he majored in composition and studied jazz with the legendary saxophonist Jackie McLean and saxophonist/arranger Paul Jeffrey, before moving back home to New York. Since then his soulful and virtuosic playing has been heard alongside some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians, including Sonny Rollins (touring Europe and the US), Roy Hargrove (he arranged for the Roy Hargrove Big Band album Emergence (Verve, 2009), and has toured extensively with them throughout Europe, Canada, Japan and the US), Renee Fleming, John Hicks, Victor Lewis, Bob Cranshaw, Sammy Figueroa, Johnny O’Neal, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Cameron Brown, Candido, Winard Harper, Larry Willis, Sue Terry, Essiet Essiet, Willie Jones III, Eric Revis, James Hurt, Gerald Cannon, Sherman Irby, Lew Soloff, Jonathan Batiste, Roberta Gambarini, and many more.
“Saul is a consummate musician, a person who is aware of the feelings of others and a person who is gentle in that sense. He is everything I could ask for in a band mate.” - Sonny Rollins
“Saul has it all together and is a positive force in the world of the guitar. He plays hip melodies, which he’s totally in touch with when improvising. His harmonies, both with his impeccable comping and chord soloing, employ refreshing voicings, and certainly keep the listener involved.” - Gene Bertoncini

 

6/04 Joe Farnsworth
10:30pm
Joe Farnsworth - Drums
TBA - Artists
One of the most highly regarded jazz drummers on the scene today, Joe is known for his blazing speed, precision, musical, and melodic playing. Upon moving to New York City, he led the weekend jazz combos at Augie’s (now Smoke Jazz & Supper Club). He performed with Junior Cook, Cecil Payne, John Ore, Big John Patton, Harold Mabern, Eddie Henderson, John Jenkins and his brothers, John and James. Joseph’s career includes recording over 100 CDs as leader and side-man, jazz festivals and world tours with Pharaoh Sanders, Horace Silver, Harold Mabern, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton, Diana Krall, Benny Golson, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Lou Donaldson, Benny Green, Harold Mabern, Barry Harris, Curtis Fuller to name a few.

 


6/06 Mingus Big Band
7:30 + 9:30pm
The Django welcomes the Grammy award-winning Mingus Big Band to its stage every Monday night. The “city’s hardest big band (Time Out New York),” celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began “Mingus Mondays” at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has 11 recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.

 


6/07 The Mini Q’s featuring Luke O’Reilly
7:30pm
Luke Carlos O’Reilly - Organ
Ben O’Neill - Guitar
Anwar Marshall - Drums
The Mini Q’s have been a staple on the Philadelphia scene since keyboardist Luke Carlos O’Reilly and guitarist Ben O’Neill joined forces to create the hard-hitting organ trio in 2004. Pulling from a wide range of influences, The Qs meld the rich and flavorful jazz tradition of Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson, Pat Martino and Grant Green with the hip hop and soul sensibilities of J Dilla, Jill Scott, TSOP and an ever-expanding repertoire of spirituals and hymns. For three and a half years, The Mini Qs ran a legendary Monday night jam session that served as a gathering place and proving ground for many of the city’s finest musicians. Their debut record, Monday Night Jump, came out of that celebrated time. Since then, they have performed at the Kimmel Center, South Jazz Kitchen, Django and other venues in and around Philadelphia and New York City. The Mini Q’s Ride Again, the long-awaited follow up, is in every way the product of years of maturation, musical marination and growth. In five tracks, funky, fluid, swinging and savory, the trio covers ground as diverse as the American songbook, traditional gospel, and deep, “Blue Note” style groove. It’s taken some time, but The Mini Q’s are in peak form.

 


6/07 Claffy Electric Birthday Bash and Dance Party
10:30pm
Alexander Claffy - Bass
TBA - Artists
Alexander Claffy moved to New York in 2011. Since then he has had the honor of working with many of his living heroes, including Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Harold Mabern, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Christian Scott, Joey Alexander, Wallace Roney and many more. In the past three years he has recorded for the Verve, HighNote, Positone, RopeADope and LaReserve record labels.

 


6/08 Lady Bri and the Time to Swing Trio
7:30pm
Briana Swann - Vocals
Davis Whitfield - Piano
TBA - Bass
Joe Farnsowrth - Drums
Briana Swann Christie is a native of San Jose, California where she grew up singing in church and putting on shows with her three sisters. Knowing the arts is where her heart is happiest, she arrived in New York City in 2008, with a similar dream to many others that came before her. Over the years, she’s immersed herself in the arts, having written and published an animated relationship book titled, The Circle and The Line. Balancing a full life, with a family and career, Briana has figured out there’s always room to honor yourself and make your dreams come to fruition. Paying tribute and honoring the legends that are walking this earth, and the ones who have passed on, Briana has chosen to sing songs that resonate deep within her spirit.

 


6/08 Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists Together Again cd release
10:30pm
Danny Jonokuchi - Trumpet
Alexa Barchini - Voice
Jay Rattman - Alto Sax
Robert Edwards - Trombone
Josh Lee - Baritone Sax
Tim Brey - Piano
Brandi Disterheft - Bass
Kevin Congleton - Drums
Danny Jonokuchi and The Revisionists have quickly become one of New York City’s premier swing bands. This summer begins with headlining the opening night of Lincoln Center’s Summer in the City Festival followed by a CD release concert at The Django celebrating Together Again album. A favorite in the Lindy Hop dance community, their “smile-inducing” (DownBeat) sound is fueled by trumpeter/arranger Danny Jonokuchi and vocalist Alexa Barchini. In 2020, they won the inaugural Count Basie Great American Swing Contest in a unanimous vote for their virtual performance of “One O’Clock Jump”. The band’s debut album, Let Me Off Uptown, was released in 2019.

 


6/09 Ken Fowser Quintet featuring Jeremy Pelt
7:30pm
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt – Trumpet
TBA - Artists
Ken Fowser is the Music Director of The Django, and performs every Friday night on our stage with special guests each week. Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the #1 spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years.

 

6/09 Steve Davis Quartet featuring Abena Koomson-Davis
10:30pm
Steve Davis - Trombone
Abena Koomson-Davis - Vocals
Rick Germanson - Piano
Nat Reeves - Bass
Eric McPherson - Drums
Widely regarded as one of today’s leading voices on the trombone, Steve Davis’s lyrical, hard-swinging style first gained him broad recognition. Born in Worcester, MA, in 1967, Davis was raised in Binghamton, NY, and graduated in 1989 from Hartt School’s Jackie McLean Institute. It was with McLean’s guidance and recommendation that Davis landed his first major performance with Art Blakey in NYC. In ‘98 Steve winning the TDWR (Rising Star) Trombone Category and later named consecutively as Trombonist of the Year by The JJA – (2010-2013). Widely regarded as one of today’s leading voices on the trombone. His lyrical, hard-swinging style first gained him broad recognition. Steve has released 20 albums including: Think Ahead (2017), Say When(2015), For Real & Gettin’ It Done (2014) featuring his longtime musical colleagues Larry Willis and Nat Reeves along with drummer Billy Williams, saxophonists Abraham Burton (For Real), Mike DiRubbo and trumpeter Josh Bruneau (Gettin’ It Done), in addition to over 100 recordings with names including: Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, Hank Jones. In 2018 his original composition “Optimism” was included in Christian McBride’s Grammy Award winning album “Bringin’ it”. Steve Davis’s latest release with his sextet “Correlations” (label: Smoke Sessions Records) Steve features Joshua Bruneau, trumpet; Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxophone; Xavier Davis, piano; Dexron Dougles, bass; Johnathan Barber, drums; Caro Baptista, percussion on “Batista Revenge”.

 


6/10 Jon Beshay
7:30pm
Jon Beshay - Saxophones
Davis Whitfield - Piano
Dylan Shamat - Bass
Curtis Nowosad - Drums
Jonathan Beshay-jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer-says that there’s no other agenda when his group takes the bandstand. Fortunately for audiences, Beshay likes to hear good music. After many years of performing and listening, the result is an adaptable, energetic, fearlessly hard-swinging sound that pulls from a vast body of musical sources. Beshay has no trouble moving from the street-band wailing of traditional jazz to the intricate post-bop melodies of a Joe Henderson tune. It’s all fair game, “. . . as long as it sounds good!” In addition to his own musical projects, Beshay has also served as musical director for both Winard Harper and his brother Philip Harper through tours at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, and the Omani Royal Opera House. He also spent time in New Orleans with Delfayo Marsalis, and has performed with many other masters including Anthony Wonsey, Frank Lacy and Rodney Whitaker.

 

6/10 Charles Turner & Uptown Swing
10:30pm
Charles Turner - Vocals
Christopher McBride - Saxophone
Jeffery Miller - Trombone
Sean Mason - Piano
Felix Molesohm - Bass
Charles Goold - Drums
Charles Turner is a multi-faceted, Brooklyn-based composer and vocalist whose work transcends borders and styles from Jazz, R&B to Soul. Turner has held residencies, hosted, and performed at venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Smoke Jazz club and the historic Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem. International performances include, Pizza Express, in London, Sunside Sunset in Paris, Sala Claomores in Madrid, and more venues abroad from Seoul, South Korea, to Wellington, New Zealand.

 

6/11 Yotam Silberstein Trio featuring Brian Charette & Ari Hoenig
7:30pm
Yotam Silberstein - Guitar
Brian Charette - Organ
Ari Hoenig - Drums
As a young musician in Tel Aviv, Yotam Silberstein was quickly recognized as a prodigy and was invited to perform with many of the nation’s top musicians. At 21, he performed at Italy’s renowned Umbria Jazz Festival, released a critically acclaimed debut album and set out on an extensive tour of Europe. Upon receiving a scholarship to the prestigious New School, Yotam Silberstein moved to New York in 2005. He was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition in 2005 with one critic noting: “Yotam’s tones are exquisitely old school but his playing fresh, fiery and bursting with joyful exuberance, and musically he is one heavy cat.” Jazz Times noted that Yotam has “made an impact on the scene with his precision bebop lines and fleet fingered improvisation”. All About Jazz saw a resemblance between his 2009 release, Next Page and “the heyday of Blue Note Records”, adding that Yotam is “forging his own path with skills and style.”

 

6/11 Lezlie Harrison
10:30pm
Lezlie Harrison - Vocals
Ron Jackson - Guitar
Kyle Koehler - Organ
Russell Carter - Drums
Lezlie Harrison is her own personal renaissance. Her constant state of evolution and growth brings with it, gifts for those paying attention. As a vocalist both bold and subtle, her vulnerability attends to the fragile matters of our collective human affairs while her optimistic momentum inspires us to rise above any tribulation to rejoice. Be it jazz, blues, gospel, soul, The American Song Form, original compositions, or any song in ANY form, Ms. Harrison will imbue it with her distinctive stamp and make a very personal delivery. On the planet’s premier jazz radio station; WBGO, her voice as a regular curator and presenter reveals the love and pride with which she regards America’s classical music. Hyper-active on the New York and global jazz scenes, Lezlie is also, along with the late Dale Fitzgerald and trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a member of the triumvirate responsible for launching New York’s world-renowned JAZZ GALLERY. On occasion Lezlie lends her regal presence to the stage as an actress, bringing to those endeavors, the same sense of organic elegance that she brought to the runways and photo studios of Paris some years ago. By way of her childhood in New York and North Carolina or her maturation in New York, Boston or on stages throughout Asia, Russia, Europe, and elsewhere, Ms. Lezlie Harrison shows aesthetic evidence that she is a recipient of the lessons of dignity, integrity, and grace bestowed upon her by her elders and fine-tuned by her own history.

 

6/13 Mingus Mondays: Mingus Dynasty
7:30 + 9:30pm
The weekly Mingus Mondays series continues with the rare appearance of the Mingus Dynasty. The nimble and expert seven-piece Mingus Dynasty was the first band Sue Mingus organized after Charles Mingus’ death in 1979, collaborating with his own sidemen to honor the life and work of the bassist and composer. Although big bands like the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey bands had continued to perform after their leader passed on, a similar legacy never existed for smaller ensembles. Because Mingus always said he was first and foremost a composer, and because he left behind over 300 compositions that deserved to be played, a band carrying on his music became a natural, if unanticipated, mission. The first Dynasty bands were expected to include only musicians who had actually performed with Mingus—except for the bass player of course. Today, four decades later, the rich legacy of Mingus music ignites the bandstand while new generations of musicians add their individual voices and continue to celebrate and explore this rich and varied musical legacy.

 

6/14 Martes Latinos
The Django brings back its popular Tuesday Latin jazz concert series each month.
7:30pm Elio Villafranca Quartet
Elio Villafranca - Piano
Vincent Herring - Saxophone
Adam Olszewski - Bass
Domo Branch - Drums
Born in the Pinar del Río province of Cuba, Steinway Artist, Grammy Nominated, and 2014 JALC Millennium Swing Award! recipient pianist and composer Elio Villafranca was classically trained in percussion and composition at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba.
Since his arrival in the U.S. in mid-1995, Elio Villafranca is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable pianists, composers and bandleaders. His concert Letters to Mother Africa was selected by NYC Jazz Record as Best Concerts in 2016. In 2015, Mr. Villafranca was among the five pianists hand-picked by Chick Corea to perform at the first Chick Corea Jazz Festival, curated by Chick himself at JALC. Elio Villafranca’s album Caribbean Tinge (Motema), received a 2014 Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik Nomination by the German Records Critics Award, as well was selected by JazzTimes and DownBeat magazines for a feature on their very competitive section Editor’s Pick. He also received a 2010 Grammy Nomination in the Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year category. In 2008 The Jazz Corner nominated Elio Villafranca as pianist of the year. That year, Mr. Villafranca was also honored by BMI with the BMI Jazz Guaranty Award and received the first NFA/Heineken Green Ribbon Master Artist Music Grant for the creation of his Concerto for Mariachi, for Afro-Cuban Percussion and Symphony Orchestra. Finally, his first album, Incantations/ Encantaciones, featuring Pat Martino, Terell Stafford, and Dafnis Prieto was ranked amongst the 50 best jazz albums of the year by JazzTimes magazine in 2003.
Over the years Elio Villafranca has recorded and performed nationally and internationally as a leader, featuring jazz master artists such as Pat Martino, Terell Stafford, Billy Hart, Paquito D’Rivera, Eric Alexander, and Lewis Nash, David Murray, and Wynton Marsalis among other. As a sideman Elio Villafranca has collaborated with leading jazz and Latin jazz artists including: Chick Corea, Jon Faddis, Billy Harper, Sonny Fortune, Giovanni Hidalgo, Miguel Zenón, and Johnny Pacheco among others.

 

10:30pm Lulada Club
Andrea Chavarro - Vocals
Katherine Ocampo - Saxophone
Melisa Baena - Trombone
Julia Chen - Piano
Dawn Drake - Bass
Paula Winter - Congas
Daniela Serna - Bongos
Vocalist and bandleader Andrea Chavarro has curated a collective of vibrant New York based musicians, each brilliant and accomplished in her own right. Inspired by her heritage of Cali Colombia-the world capital of salsa- and on a mission to fill the gap in female ensembles in NYC, she founded Lulada Club. This powerhouse band interprets vintage tropical salsa, mixing the classics and the deep cuts from across Latin America and the diaspora. These women bring excitement and charm to the stage, and their contagious energy will keep crowds dancing all night long! What is a Lulada? Lulo is a tangy and delicious sub-tropical fruit native to Colombia. Una Lulada is a refreshing dink that you can only find in Cali, Colombia, and is an emblem of La capital de la salsa!

 

6/15 Closed for Private Event Until 10:00pm

 

6/15 Richard Cortez
10:30pm
Richard Cortez - Voice
Gabe Medd - Trumpet
Noah Halpern - Trumpet
Ruben Fox - Saxophone
Saul Dautch - Baritone
Robert Edwards - Trombone
Evan Main - Piano
Alex Tremblay - Bass
Eric Hallenbeck- Drums
In the true spirit of the Roaring Twenties, radically queer jazz song interpreter, Richard Cortez, spent the pandemic setting the underground music scene ablaze with his provocative and high-energy horn driven shows. Cortez, known for his ambition and extensive knowledge of The Great American Songbook, currently performs five weekly residencies with his band that features some of New York City’s most celebrated jazz musicians. Richard breathes exciting new life into this beloved timeless material, forever reminding us that as we progress as a society - so do our stories told within these sacred songs.

 

6/16 Ken Fowser Quintet featuring Jeremy Pelt
7:30pm
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt – Trumpet
Artists - TBA
Ken Fowser is the Music Director of The Django, and performs every Friday night on our stage with special guests each week. Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the #1 spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years.

 

6/16 Mark Whitfield
10:30pm
Mark Whitfield - Guitar
Stacy Dillard - Saxophone
Barry Stephenson - Bass
Evan Sherman - Drums
Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, the world’s foremost institution for the study of Jazz and modern American music in the spring of 1987. Shortly thereafter, he returned to his to his native New York to embark on a career as a Jazz Guitarist that afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Carmen McRae, Gladys Knight, Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Smith, Clark Terry, Shirley Horn, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Joe Williams, Stanley Turrentine and his greatest teacher and mentor George Benson.
In 1990 The New York Times dubbed Whitfield “The Best Young Guitarist in the Business”. Later that year, Warner Bros. released his debut album The Marksman. The success of his debut release led to a recording career that has produced a total of 14 solo recordings and a myriad of collaborative efforts with some of the most important artists in recent years; Sting, Steven Tyler, D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, John Mayer, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Diana Krall, Christian McBride, Chris Botti, Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton.

 

6/17 Grant Stewart The Lighting of the Lamps cd release
7:30pm
Grant Stewart - Saxophone
Bruce Harris - Trumpet
Tardo Hammer - Piano
Paul Sikivie - Bass
Philip Stewart - Drums
Grant Stewart was born in Toronto, Canada, on June 4, 1971, and moved to New York City at the age of 19 studying with masters such as Donald Byrd and Barry Harris. He has performed internationally with Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, Louis Hayes, Curtis Fuller, Renee Fleming, Clark Terry, Bob Mover, Etta Jones, Bill Charlap, Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Harry Connick, Mickey Roker, Jimmy Lovelace, Cecil Payne, Dick Hymen, Herb Geller and was a member of the last Al Grey Sextet.
In New York, Stewart can be found playing at such clubs as Smalls, Lincoln Center, Birdland, SMOKE, The Kitano, The Jazz Standard, The Django, and many more. Stewart has performed all over North America and Europe as well as in Japan, Brazil, and Taiwan. He was also one of the first jazz artists to be invited to play at the historical Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. In addition Grant was a featured artist at the Guggenheim Museums’ Jazz series with his trio including drum legend Jimmy Cobb.
Stewart has released 16 recordings as a leader, the highlights of which are his most recent release Grant Stewart Trio on Cellar Live Records and his award winning Live At Smalls (2012), released on Smalls Live Records, In the Still of the Night (2007), Young at Heart (2008), Grant Stewart Plays the Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn (2009) and Around The Corner (2010). He also has co-led two sessions with fellow tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander on the Criss Cross label and has appeared on many other recordings as a sideman.
From 2008 until 2015, Stewart has been voted a “rising star on the tenor” in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll. On the international front Stewart was named one of the top three tenor saxophonists and as #7 jazz artist of the year by the noted jazz magazine Swing Journal in its 2009 poll.

 

6/17 Vanisha Gould and Lucy Yeghiazaryan Together Again
10:30pm
Vanisha Gould - Vocals
Lucy Yeghiazaryan - Vocals
Chris McCarthy - Piano
David Wong - Bass
Evan Sherman - Drums
Vanisha Gould came to New York in 2015 from Simi Valley, California. Inspired by artists like Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Joni Mitchell, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald - she has successfully curated her own sound as a composer and band leader. Performing originals and music from the Great American Songbook on several groundbreaking stages both in New York and overseas, she aspires to continue sharing her voice with audiences in New York and beyond.
Lucy Yeghiazaryan has established herself as a leading voice in the world of straight-ahead vocal jazz in and outside of New York City. She tours domestically and internationally and is a recipient of grants from the Doris Duke Foundation, Chamber Music and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has shared the stage with Grant Stewart, Harold Mabern, Houston Person, Bernadette Peters, Rodney Whitaker, Arto Tuncboyaijian, Steve Williams and many more. She was a top 10 finalist in the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition and holds a degree in World History in addition to being a skilled classical violinist.

 

6/18 Dmitry Baevsky Quartet
7:30pm
Dmitry Baevsky - Saxophone
Jeb Patton - Piano
Clovis Nicolas - Bass
TBA - Drums
“The Russian born alto saxophonist has made quite a name for himself since immigrating to New York from his St. Petersburg birthplace nearly 20 years ago. Now a charter member of the world jazz community, Baevsky has proven himself to be a formidable force to be reckoned with, confirming his prodigious abilities in countless appearances with some of the music’s greatest artists. From his very first recording with NEA Jazz Masters Cedar Walton and Jimmy Cobb the altoist has shown himself to be an important new voice on his instrument. Possessing a robust sound, acute harmonic mind and keen sense of rhythm, the young horn man puts it all together in a manner that is appealing in its lyricism, yet intriguing in its originality.” – NYC Jazz Record

 

6/18 Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith
10:30pm
Craig Handy - Saxophone
Matt Chertkoff - Guitar
Kyle Koehler-Organ
Clark Gayton- Sousaphone
Jerome Jennings-Drums
Saxophonist Craig Handy began his career performing with jazz masters such as Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Abdullah Ibrahim, and the Mingus Dynasty Band. By his late 20s, Handy was already known for his technical mastery and prodigious post-bop talent, as well as the versatility demonstrated by performing with vocalists like Betty Carter and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Handy has since toured and performed with numerous jazz masters, including Herbie Hancock, Cedar Walton, Wynton Marsalis, and The Cookers. Handy now leads a new project entitled Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith, drawing on New Orleans music and the groove-filled re-imaginings of originals and standards by the late, great organist Jimmy Smith.

 


6/20 Mingus Big Band
7:30 + 9:30pm
The Django welcomes the Grammy award-winning Mingus Big Band to its stage every Monday night. The “city’s hardest big band (Time Out New York),” celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began “Mingus Mondays” at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has 11 recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.

 

6/21 Martes Latinos
The Django brings back its popular Tuesday Latin jazz concert series each month.
7:30pm “Juerga Flamenca” featuring Cristian Puig
Cristian Puig - Guitar and Vocals
Marilia Quevedo - Dancer
Gary Kelly - Bass
Peter Bogdanos - Percussionist
Cristian Puig was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Son of Gloria Monreal, Flamenco singer and Pablo Puig, Flamenco guitarist. When he was 19 years old, Cristian began his studies in classical guitar at the conservatory of Manuel de Falla as well as flamenco guitar with his father. Soon he took classes in flamenco guitar with Quique de Cordoba and furthered his studies in jazz, bosa nova and contemporary music with various teachers. He has been self-taught ever since, using his musical influences and inspirations as his guide. His strongest inspirations include his parents Gloria and Pablo, Paco de Lucia, Juan M. Canizares, Sabicas, Gerardo Núñez, Astor Piazzola, Dino Saluzzi, C.F. Gomez, Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascual, Chick Corea, John Mclaughlin and John Coltrane. From 1985 to 2000 Cristian has been integrated into various groups and flamenco companies performing in various tablaos, restaurants, cultural centers and theaters. In 1990 he formed the flamenco fusion group Rabat. Rabat appeared in various theaters and venues in Argentina and later went on to travel to various countries in South America including Uruguay, Brazil and Chile. Looking to fuse jazz and bossa nova with flamenco, Cristian integrated instruments such as the piano, electric guitar and saxophone, experimenting with his original compositions. In 1993 Gloria Monreal joined Rabat as a flamenco singer and Cristian worked and learned from her for the following 12 years. Gloria has shared the stage with several artists including Los Pericet, Orlando Romero, Maria Amaya, Antonio Maya, La China, Mario Escudero, Esteban de Sanlucar, Salinas, El Morito and Pepe Alonso. In 1996 Cristian joined Chango Farias Gomez and worked throughout Argentina for 3 years. Cristian can be heard on Chango Farías Gomez y la Manija CD, recorded in the Astral Theater in 1995. Cristian dissolved the group Rabat in 1997 to dedicate himself to work as a soloist but still collaborating with other local and foreign musicians, fusing bossa nova, jazz and Argentine tango. In 2000 Cristian was asked to travel to New York to make his debut at Alegrias tablao. Since then Cristian has been working and composing music for local and foreign artists and companies.

 

10:30pm Gerardo Contino and Los Habaneros
Gerardo Contino - Vocals
Axel Tosca- Piano
John Benítez- Bass
Yusnier Sánchez- Congas
Carlos Maldonado- Timbales
The explosive Los Habaneros are a force to behold on stage. Mixing musical styles from their home in Cuba with the diversity of sounds they encountered when they made New York City their home, Los Habaneros transcend traditional musical genres to create a real fusion that provokes fans into hip-shaking abandon. The band is comprised of a young generation of Havana-trained musicians, including director and singer Gerardo Contino, artistic director and pianist Axel Tosca Laugart, and percussionist Yusnier Sanchez Bustamante.
​The band’s first album, Somos Latinos (2013), was released to very high critical acclaim. It was produced by Latin Grammy-nominated Luisito Quintero, and included five-time Grammy-award winning bassist John Benitez. Los Habaneros have toured in Peru, Canada, Qatar, and all throughout the United States. They have played at the Kennedy Center for the Arts as official performers for TEDMED, the American Folk Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BB King Blues Club, Subrosa, BAMCafe, The Green Space, Sounds of Brazil (SOBs), Le Poisson Rouge, The Bronx Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, Live at the Gantries, Roulette, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Taj, and many others.

 

6/22 Champian Fulton Trio
7:30pm
Champian Fulton - Piano and Voice
Hide Tanaka - Bass
Fukushi Tainaka - Drums
With 12 albums to her credit, Champian is considered one of the most gifted pure Jazz musicians of her generation. Among her multiple awards she was recently named Pianist and Vocalist of 2019 by Hot House Magazine Readers Poll. Today her piano and voice skills are widely recognized by peers and critics as possessing distinction and sophistication. From North America to Europe, Africa to Australia, Champian’s swinging style and charismatic performances have made her a guardian of the legacy of Jazz.

 

6/22 Sachal Vasandani Presents…
10:30pm
Sachal Vasandani - Vocals
Victor Gould - Piano
Alex Claffy - Bass
Domo Branch – Drums
Guest Vocalists – TBA
Singer Sachal Vasandani presents a monthly series at The Django celebrating New York’s prominent jazz vocal scene. At the helm is Sachal Vasandani welcoming a rotating cast of singers each month plus the ‘house band’ featuring Victor Gould on Piano, Alex Claffy on Bass, and Domo Branch on Drums. Each singer will be highlighted exploring, improvising and having fun with the band and the audience. The Django is proud to bring the jazz community together with a space and a regular event for singers, instrumentalists, and their fans to swing and celebrate each other.

 

6/23 Ken Fowser Quintet featuring Jeremy Pelt
7:30pm
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt – Trumpet
Artists - TBA
Ken Fowser is the Music Director of The Django, and performs every Friday night on our stage with special guests each week. Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the #1 spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years.

 

6/23 Lee Taylor
10:30pm
Lee Taylor - Vocals
TBA - Artists
Lee Taylor is a singer/songwriter based in New York City. Writing and performing in a wholly unique style, Lee dazzles audiences with her blues, jazz, pop and gospel. Her voice has been described as “distinctive” by legendary bassist Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis), “uncommon” by The Memphis Commercial Appeal, and as “a voice to cut diamonds” by The Canberra Times.

 

6/24 Liam Sutcliffe Quartet featuring Byron Landham
7:30pm
Liam Sutcliffe - Trumpet
Caelan Cardello - Piano
Graham Kozak - Bass
Byron Landham – Drums
Liam Sutcliffe is a trumpet player from New Jersey. He performs regularly as a freelance musician in the Philadelphia/New York metro area. In 2019, he was selected to be a part of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 2020, he won the United States Army Blues solo competition. He is about to complete his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in the spring of 2022.

 

6/24 Jenn Jade 5tet “Bronx Passport”
10:30pm
Jennifer Jade Ledesna - Vocals
TBA - Artists
Jennifer Jade Ledesna, a native Bronx polyglot, is an alumna of the New School Jazz Conservatory & the “Famed” LaGuardia Arts. A Montreux Jazz Voice Competition Finalist, Equity actress, & “Betty Carter Jazz Ahead” composer, Ms. Jade often performs at “Aux Trois Mailletz” in Paris. She’s sung at Carnegie Hall w Bobby McFerrin in “INSTANT OPERA!”, in the World Premiere Tour of “CHAPEL/CHAPTER” w the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Co. She’s graced the stages of the CHORUS Jazz Club in Lausanne, Norway’s International “Silda Jazz Fest” w her group “RAJAFRO”, Saint Croix’s “Take Five” fest, Santiago de Chile’s “Teatro Municipal de Las Condes”, & Austria’s PORGY & BESS. She’s also shared the stage with Elew, Dave Valentin, Wycliffe Gordon, Junior Mance, Benny Powell, Candido Camero, & Wynton Marsalis, among others. Jenn Jade recently starred as “Tinima” in HATUEY: MEMORY OF FIRE! at BAM in NYC.

 

6/25 Joe Magnarelli Quintet
7:30pm
Joe Magnarelli - Trumpet
Robert Edwards - Trombone
Anthony Wonsey - Piano
Clovis Nicolas - Bass
Willie Jones - Drums
As a freelance trumpet player, Magnarelli has played engagements in New York and around the world with Aretha Franklin, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Freddy Cole, Mel Torme, Johnny Mathis, John Pizzarelli, Jane Monheit, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, George Grunz’s European Orchestra, the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Smalls Jazz All-Stars, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, Chico O’Farrill, Jimmy Cobb’s Mob, and Louis Hayes’s Cannonball Legacy Band. Mags has also performed such jazz and pop luminaries as Dr. John, Leon Russell, Liberace, the Manhattan Transfer, Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer, Jimmy Heath, Al Jarreau, Jerry Bergonzi, Louie Bellson, Paquito D’Rivera, and Thiago Dimello.

 

6/25 Nick Hempton
10:30pm
Nick Hempton - Saxophone
Peter Bernstein - Guitar
Kyle Koehler - Organ
Fukushi Tainaka - Drums
Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of the instrument– Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley– and informed by a youth misspent playing Rhythm & Blues and Ska in his native Australia, Hempton’s jazz is original, approachable, and always swinging.

 

6/27 Mingus Mondays: Mingus Orchestra
7:30 + 9:30pm
The Charles Mingus Orchestra began alternating performances with its older sibling, the Mingus Big Band, during a 14-year tenure at New York’s Fez Under Time Cafe. In March and April of 2005, the Mingus Orchestra performed across the street from Fez for a series of extraordinary late-night performances at Joe’s Pub. More recently, Mingus Mondays celebration ran at Jazz Standard for nearly 12 years rotating the Orchestra, the Dynasty, and the Big Band, becoming a local culture institution halted only by the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. Now the Charles Mingus Orchestra marks its triumphant return to the live stage.
Assembled in 1999 by Sue Mingus, the 10-piece Mingus Orchestra plays with the intensity of Mingus Big Band, with a focus on composition and exploration of Mingus’ more diverse works. Its distinctive sound and textures emerge from an expanded repertory and more exotic instrumentation including bassoon, bass clarinet, French horn, and guitar ­— instruments not heard in the Big Band, and mostly non-traditional to jazz and modern improvisational music. The other six instruments are chaired by musicians that also perform in Mingus Big Band, and include drums, bass, trombone, trumpet, alto and tenor saxophone, with additional doublings on flute, soprano and clarinet.

 

6/28 Martes Latinos
The Django brings back its popular Tuesday Latin jazz concert series each month.
7:30pm Carlos Abadie’s “The Latin Jazz Express”
Carlos Abadie - Trumpet
Alex De Lazzari - Saxophone
Alex Apolo Ayala - Bass
Bobby Sanabria - Drums
Grammy-nominated producer and trumpeter Carlos Abadie, hails from Miami, Florida, where his first professional musical endeavors were with Melton Mustafa and the great Ira Sullivan. Mr. Abadie decided to move to New York City in 1993 and quickly became entrenched in the New York music scene starting out with Jason Linder’s Big Band. Now almost 30 years later, Mr. Abadie has had the distinct honor of playing with Junior Mance, Louis Hayes, Illinois Jacquet, Ocean Pope, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Ray Santos and his Orchestra, Bobby Sanabria, Andy Gonzalez and many more.
Since 2007, Mr. Abadie has been leading his own jazz quintet. And with his quintet he has played all of the major venues in New York and the tri-state area. Mr. Abadie started wearing the hat of producer in 2013, when he was asked by legendary bassist Andy Gonzalez to be part of Mister Gonzalez’s album entitled Entre Colegas. Entre Colegas was nominated for a Grammy in 2016, Mr. Abadie was also a featured soloist on this album.
Carlos Abadie is a constant musical presence and is revered by his colleagues on the New York jazz scene. Mr. Abadie continues to be a source inspiration to the musical community in NYC and to younger musicians just coming on to the scene.

 

10:30pm Maria Raquel
Maria Raquel - Vocals
Itai Kriss - Flute
Gabriel Chakarji - Piano
David Alastre - Bass
Pablo Bencid - Percussion
Maria Raquel is a Colombian singer based in New York since 2016. She has participated in festivals such as the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, the Summer Arts Festival, Color Es Festival and the Primavera Fest. She has taken her talent from Colombia to Germany, Israel, Netherlands, and now the United States. Her powerful voice makes her an outstanding ambassador of Latin music in the world.

 

6/29 Johnny O’Neal
7:30pm
Johnny O’Neal - Piano and Voice
Luke Selleck - Bass
Ben Zweig - Drums
Pianist and vocalist Johnny O’Neal, whose credits include Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and Milt Jackson has established a popular destination spot for jazz musicians and fans alike. “O’Neal is an extremely moving musician whose blend of styles (blues, gospel, stride) can take your breath away”. (Justin Time Record) This late-night institution often concludes with a vocal jam led by the unmistakable scatting of O’Neal and includes an array of talented jazz vocalists.

 

6/29 C. Anthony Bryant
10:30pm
C. Anthony Bryant - Vocals
TBA - Artists
C. Anthony Bryant is emerging as one of the most versatile, powerful, and technically sound voices of our day. A highly sought-after vocalist, instructor, composer, choral conductor and coach, Bryant has performed in houses of worship, clubs, and concert halls, both in the United States and abroad. A resident of Harlem/New York City, Bryant began singing with his family and in church at the age of two in his hometown of Washington, DC. This small beginning has given way to an increasingly stellar career in music that continues to grow not just vocally, but in the areas of composition, conducting, pedagogy, and music program management. Bryant, a self-avowed “church boy”, is a performer of all genres from classical to jazz, from gospel to pop. Following his appearance in BET’s stirring documentary, “Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church”, Bryant began his work in activism and LGBTQ rights.

 

6/30 Ken Fowser Quintet Birthday Bash featuring Jeremy Pelt
7:30pm
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt – Trumpet
TBA - Artists
Ken Fowser is the Music Director of The Django, and performs every Friday night on our stage with special guests each week. Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the #1 spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years.

 

6/30 Ian Hendrickson-Smith
10:30pm
Ian Hendrickson-Smith - Saxophone
TBA - Artists
New York City-based saxophonist and flutist Ian Hendrickson-Smith is mostly noted for his remarkable tone, soulful approach and blues-driven melodies. Equally adept on all the saxophones, Ian stays very busy doing what he loves and loves staying busy! Currently, you can find Ian playing on the road with The Roots or on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Hendrickson-Smith’s extensive recording experience includes the release of twelve jazz records as a leader. His most recent, The Lowdown (Cellar Music 2020) is currently charting at #18 on the national jazz charts.

 



About The Django
Located in the cellar of The Roxy Hotel, The Django is downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club. With its vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls, it is a subterranean den for dinner, craft cocktails and live jazz in the heart of Tribeca. Created by GrandLife Hotel’s Tony Fant, The Django is modeled after the eponymous musician’s boites of Paris. The Django is home to the weekly Mingus Big Band residency, monthly Mark Whitfield residency, and some of today’s top jazz artists and emerging musicians. To learn more, visit http://www.thedjangonyc.com.

 

Glasgow Jazz Festival unveils 2022 programme.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Glasgow Jazz Festival has unveiled its programme for 2022. Twenty four separate events will take place at various venues around the city between Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th June 2022.

We have received the following press release;


GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH IN-PERSON PROGRAMME FOR 2022


The full programme for Glasgow Jazz Festival 2022 has been unveiled

 

Glasgow Jazz Festival has unveiled its programme for 2022, as it makes its long-awaited return to the city with a full suite of performances from some of the best jazz musicians on the scene. With locations across Glasgow set to burst with jazz talent this June, the four-day festival will take place between Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th June 2022.


Jazz will be the sound of the city this summer with over 24 events across the four days. There will be performances from some of the biggest names in jazz, blues, soul, funk, R&B and world music taking place across the city’s stages.


Due to the pandemic and accompanying Covid-19 restrictions, the festivals in 2020 & 2021 were adapted to digital offerings, therefore this will be the first time the event has taken place with in-person audiences since 2019.


Legendary American jazz bassist Buster Williams will play St Luke’s with his all-star quartet, including iconic jazz funk drummer Lenny White, on the closing night of the festival. Perhaps best known as one of the first members of pianist Herbie Hancock’s early 1970s group, Williams has also been the accompanist of choice for many singers, including Nancy Wilson who he toured extensively with throughout his career. Williams has worked on several film soundtracks and television commercials - including adverts for Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Old Spice.


Glasgow Jazz Festival is delighted to welcome back award-winning jazz trumpet player Ryan Quigley to its stage. Ryan, who has recorded and toured with the likes of Quincy Jones, George Michael, Gregory Porter, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams, will play Óran Mòr with his big band on Friday 17th June.



On the Saturday night, festival favourites the James Taylor Quartet will take to the stage at Óran Mòr. Dubbed as one of the most important jazz-pop crossover outfits on the British music scene, the James Taylor Quartet will showcase their relentlessly entertaining tunes that draw influence from the rare-groove style funk and the boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s.


Across the city, leading jazz vocalist Georgia Cécile will headline St Luke’s. Having toured as the main support for Gregory Porter, the young singer-songwriter is undoubtedly at the helm of the new wave of UK jazz-pop crossover artists. Her music has a timeless and cinematic quality that fuses jazz and soul influences with a contemporary edge - a sound that is sure to come into its own surrounded by the special acoustics of the East End venue.


Ebi Soda take to the Blue Arrow stage on the opening night, thriving on the idea of contradiction the five-piece keep a post-punk DIY ethic close to their hearts with erratic drum breaks, multi-effect soundscapes and searing trombone lines.


Multi award-winning saxophonist and composer Binker Golding will perform a mixture of jazz, blues and Americana at the Blue Arrow on Saturday 18th June. Alongside his quintet he will showcase the talent that has had him crowned Instrumentalist of the Year by Jazz FM in 2020.


Sunday at the Blue Arrow will welcome ‘Best Jazz Vocalist’ at the British Jazz Awards alumni Anita Wardell and her trio. Anita is regarded as an outstanding scat singer, and she is also recognised as a skilled writer and performer of vocalese.


UK-based Latin Jazz outfit TRYPL will showcase their original and fresh sound on the opening night. Created by the horn section, Trevor Mires, Ryan Quigley and Paul Booth, the brass section is sure to take centre stage for this performance, but they will also be joined by powerhouses Alex Wilson (piano), Dimitris Christopoulos (bass), Edwin Sanz (percussion), Tristan Banks (drums) and Davide Giovannini (drums). TRYPL will play Drygate on the opening night on a double bill with saxophonist Paul Towndrow and his trio.



Home-grown talent will once again take centre stage at this year’s Glasgow Jazz Festival seeing award-winning Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie play solo piano at the Recital Room in Glasgow City Halls in a double bill with Scottish Jazz legend Brian Kellock, who will perform an intimate and beautiful solo piano recital to mark the opening night of the festival.



Recently crowned ‘Best Vocalist’ at the 2021 Scottish Jazz Awards, the incredible singer Marianne McGregor plays an afternoon show at St Luke’s on Saturday 18th June while Matt Carmichael takes to the Blue Arrow stage that evening.


A special all-day event, curated by the acclaimed Glasgow DJ Rebecca Vasmant, will take place at Óran Mòr on the final day. Entitled “With Love, from Glasgow”, this unique event will be a festival within a festival and will feature Paix, Azamiah, Blue Boar Brass, Mama Terra and Era Suite. There will also be DJ sets from Nick Peacock, Chris Astrojazz and Rebecca Vasmant.


Jill Rodger, Director of Glasgow Jazz Festival, said:
“It will be so special to be back this year with a fully in-person festival. I can’t wait to welcome some exciting new acts alongside some familiar faces back to the Glasgow Jazz Festival stage. We’ve put a real focus this year on homegrown talent as the last two years have been so difficult for so many musicians and we wanted to make sure we were supporting them as much as we can with this year’s line-up. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic festival and will be a brilliant opportunity for people to discover the high calibre of jazz talent we have here on our doorstep in Scotland.”


The festival continues to champion female jazz talent and they have taken a pledge to the Keychange initiative to achieve a 50:50 gender balance at the festival each year. This year 65% of performances at Glasgow Jazz Festival will showcase the incredible female talent within the scene.


Alan Morrison, Head of Music, Creative Scotland said:
“Ever since it helped to make Glasgow a European Capital of Culture, Glasgow Jazz Festival has played a crucial role in the musical life of this city and its thriving jazz scene.  The revival of live programming secures the festival’s place as an event which celebrates jazz in all its forms, and the line-up of homegrown talent in concert with artists from around the world gives jazz a starring role in Glasgow’s cultural life this summer.”


The festival takes place thanks to National Lottery funding from Creative Scotland.


For more information and to buy tickets for the festival please visit http://www.jazzfest.co.uk. Tickets go on sale at 4pm on Tuesday, 10 May 2022.

 


Listings

 

Talk: Stewart Smith - Jazz at the Third Eye Centre
Scottish Music Centre
Thursday 16th May
5pm

 

Brian Kellock Solo Piano and Fergus McCreadie Solo Piano
Recital Room, City Halls
Thursday 16th May
7.30pm

 

Milk Carton Kids
St Luke’s
Thursday 16th May
7pm

 

TRYPL and Paul Towndrow Trio
Drygate
Thursday 16th May
8pm

 

Voka Gentle
The Hug & Pint
Thursday 16th May
7.30pm

 

Paul Harrison “Alice in Wonderland” Silent Movie Score
Blue Arrow
Thursday 16th May
7.30pm

 

Ebi Soda
Blue Arrow
Thursday 16th May
10.30pm

 

Late Night Jam Session
Blue Arrow
Thursday 16th May
12.00am

 

The War & Treaty
St Luke’s
Friday 17th May
7pm

 

Ryan Quigley Big Band - Swing Classics
Óran Mòr
Friday 17th May
7pm

 

Brian Molley Quartet
Blue Arrow
Friday 17th May
7.30pm

 

Nimbus Sextet
Blue Arrow
Friday 17th May
10.30pm

 

Late Night Jam Session
Blue Arrow
Friday 17th May
12am

 

Marianne McGregor
St Luke’s
Saturday 18th May
1.30pm

 

Georgia Cécile
St Luke’s
Saturday 18th May
7.30pm

 

Matt Carmichael
Blue Arrow
Saturday 18th May
7.30pm

 

James Taylor Quartet
Óran Mòr
Saturday 18th May
7.30pm

 

Binker Golding Quintet
Blue Arrow
Saturday 18th May
10.30pm


Late Night Jam Session
Blue Arrow
Saturday 18th May
12am

 

“With Love from Glasgow” featuring Paix; Mama Terra; Blue Boar Brass; Azamiah; Era Suite + DJs Rebecca Vasmant, Nick Peacock, Chris Astrojazz
Óran Mòr
Sunday 19th June
3pm

 

Buster Williams Quartet and Rachel Duns
St Luke’s
Sunday 19 th June
7.30pm

 

Anita Wardell Trio
Blue Arrow
Sunday 19th June
7.30pm

 

“With Love from Glasgow” Afterparty and Jam
Blue Arrow
Sunday 19th June
10.30pm

 

Late Night Jam Session and Closing Party
Blue Arrow
Sunday 19th June
12am

 

 

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2022 - Programme announced.

Saturday, May 07, 2022

The programme has been announced for the 2022 Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival which will take place at various venues around the city from From Fri 15 – Sun 24 July 2022. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2022


Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is back for 2022, ready to present a fully live festival setting the dial to 10 with over 130 concerts, curated programmes, free events and a jazz school. With a diverse and innovative programme showcasing the incredible music coming out of Scotland as well as some of the best international talent, the 2022 programme will entertain, excite, and stimulate with music ranging from 1920s traditional jazz to the here and now.


From Fri 15 – Sun 24 July, the festival will feature:


More than 130 events taking place across the city
20 livestreamed and pre-recorded concerts, including an exclusive from SFJazz
Mardi Gras – a celebration of music live from the Grassmarket
23 concerts supported by the Scottish Government’s EXPO fund
Edinburgh Napier University Jazz Summer School
No other festival covers jazz and blues, across all the styles, with such depth and quality, and so many unique events. John Scofield, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mud Morganfield and cover artist Nubya Garcia – just a few of the names within this year’s programme who are set to bring their unparalleled artistry to stages across the city.


Some sorely-missed festival friends will be back on the Edinburgh stage as names like Jools Holland, Curtis Stigers, Blind Boy Paxton and festival favourite Davina and the Vagabonds make a welcome return to the city.


This year’s international programme aims to open ears to the wider world of talent. At the heart of the programme is SPARK, a celebration of Italian jazz delivered in partnership with I-jazz and the Italian Institute. It features the artistry of Sade Mangiaracina, Francesco Zampini, international artist in residence Daniele Raimondi and many more. EJBF will also welcome artists from Belgium, including De Beren Gieren, and David Blenkhorn from Australia, amongst others.


Festival regular Soweto Kinch brings a new programming voice to this year’s festival with BLAZE, a strand showcasing up-and-coming talent from the wider UK including Xhosa Cole, Blue Lab Beats, Rosie Frater Taylor and Scotland’s own Anoushka Nanguy.


Our Scottish Jazz EXPO artists are the beating heart of our programme, and feature an array of new and exciting bands, projects and commissions including Fergus McCreadie, Ali Affleck, Colin Steele and Martin Kershaw. The EXPO series also gives voice to the new wave of Scottish jazz including Richard Glassby, kitti, Conor Smith and Matthew Kilner.


A new edition to this year’s festival is our EJBF22 ONLINE programme, hosted in the brand-new EJBF Digital Hub. Across the 10 days, online audiences can enjoy some of the UK’s finest jazz and blues artists from the comfort of home. The digital programme also features some exciting exclusives including a concert from the all-star SFJazz Collective.


On top of the programme of concerts is the welcome return of the much-loved Mardi Gras. This free event brings non-stop entertainment and a party atmosphere to Edinburgh’s Grassmarket as a host of bands perform on multiple stages. The full line-up will be announced at the beginning of July.


The Edinburgh Festival Carnival, Scotland’s largest and most flamboyant multicultural event, returns to the city centre streets with over 1000 participants from across the globe and from the heart of Edinburgh. The Carnival programme will be released on Tuesday 21 June.


The festival presents Jazz for Kids, courtesy of Sue McKenzie as part of a programme of events covering every ward in the city, which sees American blues artists Lisa Mills and Blind Boy Paxton in Oxgangs and Granton and Italian brass band Bandakadabra in Bellfield and Willowbrae Church.


The full programme will be live from noon on Friday 6 May at 10am http://www.edinburghjazz.co.uk and live on social media Twitter | Facebook| Instagram

Chair of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Councillor Jason Rust says: “I am delighted that the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is back with a programme that offers something for everyone at iconic venues across the city. I hope you will enjoy some new faces to the festival as well as welcoming back some old friends. 
I am proud to see us celebrating the history of the artform in Edinburgh while supporting the brightest and best young talent in Scotland. I am also thrilled that we will continue to build on the hard work of the past two years by presenting a new digital hub which will stream concerts online for those who cannot attend in person.”

Culture Minister Neil Gray said: “The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival’s safe return to a packed ten-day festival of music at venues across Edinburgh is an exciting moment for the sector and for audiences.
“I am proud that £120,000 of support from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund will allow the festival to stage world premieres and new collaborations, and support young musicians as they take their first steps onto the international stage.
“The 2022 programme shows the breadth of ambition within the sector in Scotland and raises the profile of our gifted musicians to audiences in Edinburgh, around Scotland and internationally with online concerts that will be enjoyed by audiences across the world.”


Alan Morrison, Head of Music, Creative Scotland says: “The 2022 Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival has assembled an innovative and exciting line-up that celebrates Scottish creativity and places it on the international stage it deserves.  Edinburgh welcomes the return of guest artists to a festival which is building meaningful international connections and sharing them across a wide range of the city’s iconic venues.  Just as the venues are varied, the programme remains rich in diversity, encompassing every style of jazz and blues and related music.”

 

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
89 Giles Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6BZ. http://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com

 

Charity registered in Scotland, No.SCO12211 | Registered company limited by guarantee, No. SC112437

 

The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London, latest newsletter, 06/05/2022.

Friday, May 06, 2022

The Vortex has forwarded its latest newsletter, including details of forthcoming live events.

News & Grooves from the Vortex Jazz Club


Greetings, Supporters and Friends!

 

What a week it’s been! As we were preparing to welcome you back upstairs this weekend to our newly refurbished club, we had the misfortune to suffer damage caused by escaping water from the studio above. Needless to say, our newly installed floor and redecorated walls took a hit. While we wait for the club to dry out the show will go on. We will continue with our operations downstairs and humbly apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience.

 

Tonight we open the weekend with a trio led by a former Young Jazz Musician of the Year composer/pianist Tom Cawley, which features Daisy George (electric bass) and Polar Bear drummer Seb Rochford. Cawley excels in the trio format - usually piano, bass and drums - performing his own compositions while presenting diosyncratic interpretations of jazz standards. His music has been praised as spellbinding, dazzling and pioneering!

 

On Saturday, Xhosa Cole (sax/flute) is back at the club this time with free-improvisors Mark Sanders (drums) and Neil Charles (bass). Having come to national prominence after winning the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2018, Cole has gone from strength to strength with a string of awards behind him. Tonight he demonstrates the versatility of his musicianship by performing in a much freer-setting with Sanders and Charles.

 

Sunday the Vortex Jam Session is hosted by saxophonist Helena Kay with Alcyona Mick (piano), Sam Lasserson (bass) and Will Glaser (drums). This event is where new and exciting things happen, and free for Vortex Members to attend.

 

Wednesday, an album launch by a quartet led by vocalist Brigitte Beraha with George Crowley (reeds/electronics), Alcyona Mick (piano/synth) and Tim Giles (drums/electronics). The album which is released May 20th features original and experimental music. The creative use of electronic sounds gives an ethereal quality to the richly layered sounds of the instruments and voice. Listen to the Blink album in the Bandcamp section below.

 


Filomena Campus, vocalist and founder of Theatralia - an international collective of performers and artists who combine literature, theatre and digital art with live music - teams up with Steve Lodder (piano/keyboards) and Charlie Pyne (bass/vocals) on Thursday to present an evening of eclectic engaging music, and improvisation delivered with passion and great musical skill. Be prepared to be taken on a spirited journey criss-crossing expressive art forms from a supremely talented Campus.

 

That completes the run down for the weekend and coming week.

 

See you at the club. Stay safe and well,
The Vortex Team

 

TOM CAWLEY TRIO FEAT. DAISY GEORGE & SEB ROCHFORD
FRI 06 MAY 7/9PM


XHOSA COLE/MARK SANDERS/NEIL CHARLES: DUOS AND TRIO
SAT 07 MAY 7/9PM


VORTEX JAM SESSION HOSTED BY HELENA KAY
SUN 08 MAY 7.30PM


BRIGITTE BERAHA’S LUCID DREAMERS – ‘BLINK’ ALBUM LAUNCH
WED 11 MAY 2022, 7/9PM


FILOMENA CAMPUS’ THEATRALIA W/ STEVE LODDER & CHARLIE PYNE
THU 12 MAY 8PM


WILL GLASER, MATTHEW HERD, ALEX BONNEY
CLIMBING IN CIRCLES PT. 4 ALBUM LAUNCH
FRI 13 MAY 7/9PM


PERFECT HOUSEPLANTS
THU 19 MAY 7/9PM


ENEMY
FRI 20 MAY 7/9PM


SEAN GIBBS
SAT 04 JUNE 7/9PM


SULTAN STEVENSON TRIO
WED 08 JUNE 2022, 7/9PM


EMMA JOHNSON’S GRAVY BOAT
THU 09 JUNE 7/9PM


LIRAN DONIN’S 1000 BOATS
FRI 10 JUNE 7/9PM


ELINA DUNI & ROB LUFT FEAT. FRED THOMAS
FRI 17 JUNE 7/9PM

 


We always need your love and support so why not take out a membership to the club and enjoy money-off tickets and early access to tickets for popular gigs. You can join directly from our website.

 

Hire us…
We are available for a range of activities: filming, recordings, rehearsals and private hires. Click the image for more information for venue specifications and equipment.


BUY VORTEX MERCHANDISE ON OUR BANDCAMP PAGE
https://vortexjazzclub.bandcamp.com/


Vortex · 11 Gillett Square · Dalston, London, N16 8AZ ·


http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 01/05/2022.

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 01/05/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations

Peter Slavid writes;


Playlist from this week’s radio show

 

Available at any time on http://www.mixcloud.com and camp radio - first broadcast last Sunday 1st May 2022.

 

Fergus McCreadie
Law Hill
Forest Floor
Edition


Aadal
The Great Divide
Lost Songs
Apollon Records


Emma Rawicz
Mantra
Incantation
self


Jekaterina Sarigina
Al Dente
Mayflower
Bandcamp (DO)


Tomasso Moretti
A call for awareness
Inside Out
BACE Records


Thomas Mitrousis
Fax from Fux
The Seed
Bandcamp


Day & Taxi
Another F… Melody
Run, The Darkness Will Come
Percaso


Julie Tippetts & Martin Archer
Illusion
Illusion
Discus


Francesca Remigi
Metamorfosi
The Human Web
Habitable Records


Maridalen
Der Hvor VI Ikke Kunne Gå
Bortenfor
Jazzland

 

 

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.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

JazzLeeds, full programme for May 2022 and beyond.

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

JazzLeeds has announced its full concert and workshop programme for May 2022 plus details of the Leeds Jazz Festival which will take place in early June.

Steve Crocker of JazzLeeds writes;


Superb jazz gigs coming your way this May!

 

We hope you enjoy the seven concerts we have for you in May bringing more of the finest jazz musicians in the UK and internationally to Seven Arts in Leeds.


Our two evening concerts feature Trish Clowes wonderful band “My Iris” and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charlie Mingus “Mingus Moves”. Our Sunday afternoons feature performances from the Leeds University Union Big Band, Scottish favourites Jazz Main and the very first performance of drummer John Settle’s new latin band “Os Caras”. John makes a second appearance as our guest on vibes at this month’s Rush Hour Jazz too. But to start this Sunday afternoon 1 May we have award winning trumpeter and and composer Hugh Pascall

 

Hugh Pascall Quartet
Sunday afternoon 1 May 2022 @Seven Arts Leeds 1.30pm £10/8 (£5 for 25s and under)
Hugh Pascall (Trumpet/Flugelhorn), Liam Dunachie (Piano/Rhodes), James Owston (Bass) and Jay Davis (Drums)
To pre-book tickets – click here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/hugh-pascall-quartet/e-gkqkzq
Hugh Pascall is an award-winning trumpet player and composer. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Paris Conservatoire and has since developed a worldwide recording and performance career.
With wide and far-reaching influences from bebop to electronica, his sound is characterised by bold creativity of harmony and language, a rich tone and a melodic line. Exploring the music of post-bop inspirations such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and Tom Harrell, alongside his own compositions and interpretations of tunes in the classic jazz tradition, Hugh brings an energetic quartet of star musicians from the UK jazz scene to JazzLeeds for the first time .
His eclectic career has included work with a huge variety of artists. He is currently performing with New York’s The Last Poets, has recently collaborated with Max Cooper and recorded for Jodie Abacus. He’s featured as a soloist on two albums for The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, toured with Dave Ferris’ 2018 album Alphabets and featured in the trumpet section of the E17 Large Ensemble for the last 7 years, while regularly performing at festivals and venues across the country as a sideman for numerous projects.
http://www.hughpascall.co

 

Trish Clowes “My Iris”
Support from Emma Johnson’s “Gravy Boat”
Thursday evening 5 May 2022@Seven Arts Leeds 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Tickets £16 full price £14 concessions £8 25s and under
To pre-book tickets – click here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/trish-clowes-and-my-iris/e-yvdvpx
My Iris is an intense and thrilling band that represents the front rank of the contemporary UK jazz scene. Lauded for her imaginative approach to improvisation and composition, saxophonist Trish Clowes provides her bandmates Ross Stanley (piano/Hammond organ), Chris Montague (guitar) and James Maddren (drums) with a unique platform for individual expression, delivering driving grooves and lingering melodic lines, seamlessly morphing between earthy restlessness and futuristic dreamscapes.
The band has now recorded two albums for Basho Records (‘My Iris’ and ‘Ninety Degrees Gravity’), the latest of which has been described as a “high intensity, mercurial workout” by Giovanni Russonello for Downbeat Magazine, providing “further evidence that Clowes is an improviser to be reckoned with.” Clowes collaborated with film director Rose Hendry to create a music video for the album track ‘Abbott & Costello’ – inspired by characters in Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction film ‘Arrival’ – that has recently been screened at the Cannes Lions Festival and shortlisted for The Voice Of A Woman Awards 2019.
Opening for My Iris are Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat, a cinematic quintet led by Leeds based saxophonist and composer Emma Johnson.
Emma’s writing displays a contemporary sound rooted by infectious melodies and the group have been described as playing ‘a relaxed, melodic and distinctive style of contemporary jazz’. They released their debut album ‘Worry Not’ just last year.

 

Leeds University Union Big Band
Sunday afternoon 8 May 2022 @Seven Arts 1.30pm
Tickets £10 full price £8 concessions £5 (half price) for 25’s and under.
To pre-book tickets – click here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/leeds-university-union-big-band/e-xebexl
The LUU Big Band is a Leeds University Union society, playing a variety of jazz, pop, and contemporary music. The band was formed in 1987 and has grown in popularity to become one of the most prestigious musical societies at the University. The line-up is that of a traditional big band, with a full rhythm section, saxophones, trombones and trumpets.
Their musical directors have worked tirelessly since September, with emphasis on overall tone, and perfecting different styles for different charts. This has allowed the band to play a wide variety of music, from traditional Count Basie swing charts to pop and disco songs from the likes of Chaka Kahn and Michael Jackson, along with some more challenging contemporary charts. The band are really looking forward to playing at Seven Arts for what will be one of their final gigs of the year.

 

Jazz Main
Sunday afternoon 15 May 2022 @Seven Arts Leeds 1.30pm
Tickets £10 full price £8 concessions £5 25s and under
Nick Gould (Tenor Sax), Kevin Dorrian (Drums), Steve Grossart (Keyboards) and Iain Harkness (Bass).
To pre-book tickets – click here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/jazz-main/e-zdzdbo
Hailing all the way from Scotland, the JazzMain band was formed in 2003 by tenor sax player Nick Gould, comprising accomplished musicians playing a range of jazz, swing, soul and latin music in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow. Since then they have performed at events all over Scotland England and Ireland.
Their talented and experienced quartet has an extremely wide repertoire including many genres of jazz.

 

Mingus Moves
Thursday evening 19 May 2022 7.30pm £16/14 conc 25’s and under £8
Chris Biscoe: alto sax and alto clarinet; Pete Hurt: alto and tenor sax; Henry Lowther: trumpet; Kate Williams: piano; Larry Bartley: bass; Gary Willcox: drums
To pre-book tickets – click here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/mingus-profiles-sextet/e-omompv
A band inspired by the orchestral colour and spontaneous feel of Charles Mingus’s small group music, they have developed an increasingly individual approach, exploring new directions while continuing to reflect the spirit of that music. “Uplifting, exuberant, rousing yet consistently intelligent music: Mingus would undoubtedly have approved.” (The Times)
Formed in 2011 in response to a request by Ray Davies for a band playing Mingus material on the Southbank Meltdown Festival which he curated, the Mingus Profiles Sextet concentrates on Charles Mingus’s musical portraits of friends, lovers, political enemies, musicians and one cat. All the material is taken from the Mingus songbook, but the treatment varies from number to number, so some pieces are transcriptions adapted to the line-up of the band, while others involve reworkings such as extended chord sequences, extra lines, or assembling tunes into a mini-suite.
Chris Biscoe, who contributes most of the arrangements, writes: “Mingus Ah Um was the first Mingus record I heard, the first I bought, and remains my favourite for the amazing variety of inspiring solos and arrangements it incorporates. It is inevitable that music featured on this record should be at the core of the band repertoire.”
Profiles of Mingus, the recording of new performances of music by Charles Mingus released on Trio Records has received high praise and was shortlisted for CD of the year by several critics, including John Fordham and Alyn Shipton.

 

Os Caras, the music of Edison Machado
Sunday afternoon 22 May 2022 @Seven Arts Leeds 1.30pm
Tickets £10 full price £8 concessions £5 25s and under
Stuart MacDonald – alto/baritone sax Jim Corry – tenor sax Chris Williamson- trumpet Stuart Garside and Tom I’anson – trombones Andrzej Baranek – piano Josh Cavanagh-Brierley – bass John Settle – drums
To pre-book tickets – click here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/os-caras-the-edison-machado-project/e-eplplo
Os Caras is a dynamic and exciting Bossa Nova/Samba Jazz octet led by Wakefield based drummer John Settle.
The band is a tribute to the pioneer of Samba and Bossa Nova on the drum kit, Rio De Janeiro born Edison Machado. In the mid-50s, Machado was responsible for translating the rhythms of Brazilian Samba onto the drum kit. After adding touches of his idols Art Blakey and Max Roach to his personal, fiery style, he became one of the most imitated and sought after musicians in Brazil during the 50s and 60s, thus becoming one of the founding fathers of the new Bossa Nova style.
Despite playing and recording with Sergio Mendes, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Os Bossa Três, Elis Regina, Raul de Souza, Chet Baker, Ron Carter and many more, his influence today is largely forgotten. Featuring some of the North’s top jazz musicians, the band aims to bring about awareness of one of the most important musicians you’ve never heard of!

 

Other news!


Monday 8 and Monday 22 May – The JazzLeeds Instrumental Workshop £10/8 @Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn cafe.10.30am-12.30 If you want to join in and improvise then come along or contact Dom Moore (mail), all welcome http://soundoodle@gmail.com

 

Monday 1,15 and 29 May – The JazzLeeds Vocal Workshop £10/8 @Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn cafe.10.30am-12.30 If you want to join in and improvise then come along or contact Oliver Bolton on (mail)  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), all welcome

 

Leeds Jazz Festival 1-12 June 2022
JazzLeeds are putting on ten stunning concerts as part of the new Leeds Jazz Festival this year which is a collaborative effort of all the jazz people in Leeds


01/06/2022   6:00 pm   Seven   Rush Hour Jazz with Dan Barker-Bey
02/06/2022   6:00 pm   Seven   Bird Migration - the Charlie Parker Centenary Big Band
04/06/2022   18:30     The Wardrobe   Michael Moore Trio
05/06/2022   13:00     HAR   Issie Barratt’s Interchange - open rehearsal
05/06/2022   16:00     HAR   Issie Barratt’s Interchange - concert (joint promotion with Howard Assembly Room)
09/06/2022   7.00     Seven   Olivier Le Goas Quartet feat. John Escreet and Nir Felder
10/06/2022   7.00     Seven   Ubunye
12/06/2022   1.30     Seven   Amy Clark Quartet

 

We are also really pleased we’ve been asked to organise the Friday and Saturday free stage in the city centre (Cookridge Street, we hope!) on the 3rd and 4th June with the following bands


Friday 03/06/2022  
  11:00     Alligator Gumbo
  12:30     Awen
  14:00     Os Caras
  15:30     Olivia Cuttill Quartet
  17:00     John Taylor’s Blues Spectrum


Saturday 04/06/2022  
  11:00     Edison Herbert Quartet
  12:30     Jeff Hewer Quartet
  14:00     ORB (Ormrod-Rosser-Baxter)
  15:30     Hyo Jung Trio
  17:00     Dudley Nesbitt and Pan Jumby


Ticketed events are on sale now at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds and more information is on our website https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/leeds-jazz-festival-2022/


Our venues in May
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS73PD
Barn Coffee House, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugar Well Rd, Meanwood,Leeds LS7 2QG

Tickets are all available here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds


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)


So, see you soon at one of our gigs!


Steve Crocker
Promoter and Chair of Trustees
JazzLeeds

Jazz and Folk events in Bristol, May and June 2022.

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Promoter Ian Storror of the Jazzata organisation has alerted us to a number of musical events taking place at various venues in Bristol during May and June 2022.

The BE-BOP Club
Now on Thursdays
http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk
The Chicken Shed, Hen & Chicken
North Street, Bedminster, BS3 1JF


Thurs 5 May: £12 + Booking fees
Tomorrows New Quartet


Thurs 12 May: £10 + Booking fees
Adam Stokes Quartet


Thurs 19 May: £10 + Booking fees
Dave Jones’ ‘Unfinished Sentences’


Thurs 26 May: £10 + Booking fees
Candy Time


Thurs 2 June: £14 + Booking fees
Andre Canniere’s ‘Ghost Days’

 

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


Thurs 5 May, 7.30pm
Mini Michelson Morley £12.50


Thurs 12 May, 7.30pm
Karolina Griskute Trio £12.50


Thurs 19 May, 7.30pm
Eyebrow £12.50


Thurs 9 June, 7.30pm
J.A.M String Collective £12.50

 



Fringe Jazz
New Venue
THE BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB
76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP
http://fringejazz.com/gig-list.html


Wed 4 May; £18
Iain Ballamy/Jason Rebello Quartet


Wed 11 May; £16
Tony Orrell’s ‘Big Top’


Wed 18 May; £16
Riaan Vosloo Octet


Wed 25 May; £15
Matt Hopkins/Dave Newton Quartet


Wed 1 June; £18
Paul Dunmall Quartet


Wed 8 June; £16
Sisanda Myataza

 

 

 


St George’s
Great George Street (off Park Street)
Bristol, BS1 5RR
https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

 


Wed 4 May 2022; from £26.25
Oysterband   Folk & Roots


Thurs 12 May 2022; from £14.70
Ana Silvera w/ Jasper Hoiby
Folk/Contemporary


Tues 17 May 2022; from £20.50
Steeleye Span Folk & Roots


Thurs 19 May 2022; from £15.75
Tord Gustavsen Trio Jazz


Sun 22 May 2022; from £15
Talisk Folk & Roots


Fri 3 June 2022; from £15.75
Arun Ghosh; ‘Canticle of the Sun’  Jazz

 


Bristol Beacon
Bristol Beacon Foyer
Trenchard Street, Bristol. BS1 5AR


Thurs 12 May 2022; from £6.54
We Are Leif   Jazz


Sun 15 May 2022; from £16.35
Orphy Robinson   Jazz


Sun 22 May 2022; from £6.54
Sam Sweeney Band Folk & Roots


Chris Batchelor’s;
‘Zoetic’ (UK Tour)  Jazz
£17.44 /£16.35 inc booking fees
https://tinyurl.com/mwwzc653
Sunday 12th June

Dirk Serries - Newsletter, May 2022.

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Dutch guitarist and improviser Dirk Serries has forwarded his latest newsletter, including details of forthcoming appearances with British saxophonist Colin Webster.

Dirk Serries writes;


Newsletter MAY 2022

 

It’s again BANDCAMP FRIDAY and for this occasion a couple of new releases are added, including DIRK SERRIES’ long awaited new installment in his solo acoustic guitar explorations on vinyl (2xLP), Vidna Obmana’s next reissue ‘Memories Compiled : Three Tapes’ (3xCD) and Dirk Serries’ EPITAPH - live at Roadburn Redux (2xLP).  All info and links here below.
Enjoy the newsletter and stay safe out there.

 


No joke as this Friday, May 5th 2022, is Bandcamp Friday once again ! They continue to waive their revenue shares so that every penny goes directly to the musicians themselves. So to celebrate that as a token of appreciation for the years of your support, we’re offering you this time stunning 80% discount on the full digital catalogues of most of our platforms and a extra 15% discount (code : bandcampfridaymay2022) on the following new releases :


DIRK SERRIES - SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR IMPROVISATIONS
(2xLP, A New Wave Of Jazz)
http://www.newwaveofjazz.bandcamp.com
also available from our label website https://newwaveofjazz.com/store/

 

VIDNA OBMANA - MEMORIES COMPILED : THREE TAPES
(3xCD, Zoharum)
http://www.vidnaobmana.bandcamp.com

 

DIRK SERRIES - EPITAPH LIVE AT ROADBURN DELUX 2021
featuring Rutger Zuydervelt & Tom Malmendier
(2xLP, Burning World Records)
http://www.dirkserries.bandcamp.com

 

other related platforms :


http://www.dirkserriesmicrophonics.bandcamp.com


http://www.fearfallsburningtf.bandcamp.com


http://www.fearfallsburning.bandcamp.com


http://www.tonefloatikon.bandcamp.com


http://www.vidnaobmana.bandcamp.com



vidnaobmanatf.bandcamp.com


http://www.3secondsofair.bandcamp.com


yodokiii.bandcamp.com


DE GROOTE/MALMENDIER/SERRIES/ŠKRIJELJ/VERHOEVEN/WEBSTER sextet
05.05.22 – Oud Klooster (Brecht, Belgium)
A NEW WAVE OF JAZZ and cultural center BRECHT are teaming up for this special sextet performance at the beautiful OUD KLOOSTER chapel.  As with most chapels and churches the acoustics are expansive but also quite adventurous to perform music in, especially in the style of free improvisation.  A New Wave Of Jazz therefor carefully selected and invited six musicians who have the sensibility to adapt and perform accordingly to the acoustics and environment.  Expect not a full-on and wild improvisation but a subtle and refined on-the-spot musical communication between some of the finest from the Belgian, French and UK scene.
Tickets are available at the door.

 

OTHER UPCOMING CONCERTS;


COLIN WEBSTER & DIRK SERRIES solo/duo tour
06.05.22 – Worm (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
07.05.22 – Jazzblazzt (Neeritter, The Netherlands)
08.05.22 – private living room concert (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)


DIRK SERRIES solo improvisation + workshop
22.05.22 - Utrechtse Muziekschool (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

 

LUCIJA GREGOV/DIRK SERRIES/KRIS VANDERSTRAETEN
24.06.22 – PlusEtage (Baarle-Nassau, The Netherlands)

 

DIRK SERRIES solo ambient
04.09.22 - UP TO DATE FESTIVAL (Bialystok, Poland)

 

DIRK SERRIES & TRÖSTA
+ Stratosphere
17.09.22 - Jazzblazzt at the Loods (Stramproy, The Netherlands)


Visit the site http://www.newwaveofjazz.com

Steve Tromans - Dr Steve’s Jazz Surgery, regular series of jazz events at Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood, Smethwick.

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Pianist Steve Tromans is to run a monthly series of jazz events at The Silvershine Jazz Club at Bearwood Corks Club, Smethwick. Details attached.

Steve Tromans writes;

I’m presenting an upcoming regular monthly series of gigs at Silvershine Jazz Club in Bearwood, Bham. The events will run under the title Dr Steve’s Jazz Surgery.


Each month will feature a different group of players and styles of jazz - with new material by myself & old favourites given a fresh spin.


8.30pm start and the first run of nights are


5 May, 2 June, 7 July, 4 August & 1 September.


Hope you are well and really hope to see you there!
Very best
Steve


From;
http://www.bearwoodjazz.co.uk/

 

Dr Steve Tromans is turning his Jazz Surgery concept into a regular gig to be held at the Silvershine Jazz Club, starting 5th May. Every month he will be at the piano with selected guests improvising on a variety of themes.


A Symphony Hall taster gig went down a storm, so here’s a chance to support a classy local improvising musician in a more intimate club atmosphere, and, of course, it will be something new every gig!

This week (May 5th) his band is:

Steve Tromans - Piano
Si Paton - Electric Bass
Tymoteusz Jozwiak - Drums


JAZZ EVERY THURSDAY AT BEARWOOD CORKS CLUB
558 Bearwood Road (corner of Sherwood Rd), Smethwick B66 4BT - 9pm (doors 8.30)

Daylight Music, Summer Programme from May to July 2022.

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

London based promoters Daylight Music have updated their programme for summer 2022. Events take place on Saturday lunchtimes at St. John on Bethnal Green and St. John's, Leytonstone.

We have received the following information;


Daylight Music this Summer from May to July 2022

 

Dropping an update to our cake, tea & music loving community about the final and full details of the rest of our Summer Season which continues this week in May and runs through to mid-July. We begin with a focus on three soulful songwriters and we end in mid-July with our first Summer gathering, with the much-admired Lost Map label. In between there is much wonder from the retro-future sound of stylophones, post-classical percussion, jazz duos, jazz quadruples, recorder, violin and cello, with much thinking and playing outside any musical box or genre. We’d like to welcome you back to our venues in Bethnal Green and Leytonstone, perhaps even welcoming some of you back to music for the first time post-lockdown. It would be lovely to see you!

 

07.05 Ted Barnes, Julia Biel + Me for Queen at St John on Bethnal Green


21.05 Kingston University Stylophone Orchestra, Jay Chakravorty + Josh Semans at St John’s Leytonstone


04.06 Minihi, Rattle + Fatima Lahham at St John on Bethnal Green


18.06 Guido Spannocchi Quartet, Brackenbury Bianco + Khabat Abas at St John’s Leytonstone


16.07 Lost Map presents Gordon McIntyre, Emma Kupa + Alexia Avina at St John on Bethnal Green


Support us: Post lock-down, with our reimagined series across London we depend on the generous support of our community There are a few ways you can support us. Our crowdfunder will remain open for the year and you can donate. We have a shop full of t-shirts, totes and mugs, the profits from which support the series. Or most importantly do come and enjoy the events, reserve some tickets in advance, bring some friends and family or tell people about the series in person or on social media.


From our friends: this Thursday (5 May) The Third Orchestra perform at Grand Junction. A new orchestra rooted in openhearted collaboration where individuals share their own unique story and rich global musical heritage. It features amongst many others previous Daylight performer Matthew Bourne.


http://www.daylightmusic.co.uk

German Jazz Prize 2022 - winners announced.

Friday, April 29, 2022

31 Awards have been presented for outstanding achievements on the national and international jazz scene. Press release attached. The UK band Sons of Kemet are among the Award winners.

We have received the following press release;

Press Release
GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE 2022
31 Awards for outstanding achievements in the jazz scene


– Artists (National): Fola Dada I Gebhard Ullmann I Shannon Barnett I Pablo Held I Ferenc Snétberger I Robert Landfermann I Oliver Steidle I Aly Keïta I Charlotte Greve I Punkt.Vrt.Plastik I Trickster Orchestra


– Artists (International): Emile Parisien I Sylvie Courvoisier I Linda May Han Oh I Marilyn Mazur I Michael Mayo I Sons of Kemet


– Recording / Production (National): Nils Wogram I Efrat Alony I Magro I WDR 3 / States of Play: Sonifikation


– Recording / Production of the Year (International): Charles Lloyd & the Marvels I Gretchen Parlato I Tijn Wybenga & AM.OK


– Live: Stadtgarten Köln I XJAZZ! Festival


– Composition / Arrangement: Rebecca Trescher I Tilo Weber


– Special Awards: Andrian Kreye I Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky I Sebastian Gramss’ HARD BOILED WONDERLAND

 

On Wednesday evening, the second edition of the GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE took place in front of 500 enthusiastic spectators at Bremen’s Metropol Theater. Since 2021, the
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, together with Initiative Musik, has been shining the spotlight on outstanding national and international
musicians and creative artists through the most important jazz award in Germany.


Minister of State for Culture, Claudia Roth:
“In this country, jazz still far too often does not receive the public attention and support it deserves. We want to change that with our promotion of jazz, through Initiative Musik, the Musikfonds, and specifically, the GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE. Especially after the past two years, which were strongly marked by the pandemic, an event like the GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE is particularly important, because with it we showcase the creative power, the artistic quality and the diversity of this genre.”


31 Awards for outstanding German and international creative artists


In the category Artist of the Year (National), the GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE went to Charlotte Greve. The musical work of this saxophonist and composer, who has been living in New York for a decade, embodies a great desire for musical adventure as well as the incessant search for new artistic challenges, among others, with the bands
Mood River or Lisbeth Quartett.


With the GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE going to Michael Mayo in the category Artist of the Year (International), this event honoured an exceptional American singer and newcomer. On his impressive debut album “Bones”, Michael Mayo uses his voice much like a musical instrument; a rather unconventional approach. In doing so, he creates a unique sound universe that defies any common genre categorisation and consequently, inspires international audiences.


Magro, a producer and jazz drummer from Berlin, builds musical bridges between adept hip hop beats and deep jazz improvisations. He received the GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE in the category Debut album of the Year, for his multi-layered release “Trippin”,on which the legendary jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and the rapper TwizzMatic,
among others, collaborated.


On behalf of the international project HARD BOILED WONDERLAND and the album “Music Resistance”, the Ukrainian jazz singer Tamara Lukasheva and the double bass
player from Cologne and initiator of the project Sebastian Gramss, among others, received the Special award from the jury amidst thunderous applause. The collective
- which includes musicians of various nationalities - critically examines current political, social and ecological issues.


Another highlight of the diverse award ceremony was the moving laudation in the Lifetime Achievement category. The impressive body of work of the exceptional German musician Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky was honoured by the American composer, trombonist and musicologist George E. Lewis, who joined us live from the USA. The GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE was accepted by Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky’s long-time musical duo partner and wife Uschi Brüning, as he himself was unable to be there in person due to health reasons.

 

GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE 2022
All award winners at a glance


Artists
– Vocal: Fola Dada
– Woodwinds: Gebhard Ullmann
– Brass: Shannon Barnett
– Piano / Keyboards: Pablo Held
– Guitar: Ferenc Snétberger
– Bass: Robert Landfermann
– Drums / Percussion: Oliver Steidle
– Special Instruments: Aly Keïta
– Artists of the Year: Charlotte Greve
– Band of the Year: Punkt.Vrt.Plastik
– Large Ensemble of the Year: Trickster Orchestra

 

– Woodwinds/Brass (International): Emile Parisien
– Piano / Keyboards (International): Sylvie Courvoisier
– String instruments (International): Linda May Han Oh
– Drums / Percussion (International): Marilyn Mazur
– Artist of the Year (International): Michael Mayo
– Band of the Year (International): Sons of Kemet


Recording / Production
– Instrumental Album of the Year: Nils Wogram – Muse
– Vocal Album of the Year: Efrat Alony – Hollywood Isn ́t Calling
– Debut Album of the Year: Magro – Trippin
– Radio Production of the Year: WDR 3 / States of Play: Sonifikation
– Instrumental Album (International): Charles Lloyd & the Marvels – Tone Poem
– Vocal Album of the Year (International): Gretchen Parlato – Flor
– Debut Album of the Year (International): Tijn Wybenga & AM.OK – Brainteaser


Live
– Venue of the Year: Stadtgarten Köln
– Festival of the Year: XJAZZ! Festival


Composition / Arrangement
– Composition of the Year: Rebecca Trescher – Paris Zyklus | The Spirit of the Streets
– Arrangement of the Year: Tilo Weber – Se la mia morte brami


Special awards
– Journalistic Achievement: Andrian Kreye – American Idol
– Lifetime Achievement: Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky
– Special Award of the Jury: Sebastian Gramss’ HARD BOILED WONDERLAND – Music Resistance


The award winners for the 31 awards of the GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE received prize money totaling 10,000 euros each. This year, the other nominees will also receive 2,000 euros each. In 2022, the most important music prize for the national and international jazz scene in Germany received around 1,000 submissions, from artists, labels, as well as publishers. These were discussed and evaluated by the five expert juries and the main jury in sessions lasting several days.


The GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE 2022 is made possible financially by project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media. The Senator for Economic
Affairs, Labour and Europe of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen additionally supports the award ceremony with financial means. Initiative Musik brings the GERMAN JAZZ
PRIZE to life in close cooperation with an advisory board consisting of 13 representatives of the jazz scene. The third edition will take place on 28 April, 2023 in
Bremen in collaboration with jazzahead!

 

GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE
Since 2021, the GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE has been awarding prizes for outstanding artistic achievements in the national and international jazz scene in 31 categories. It is
realised by Initiative Musik with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media. Together with an advisory board appointed by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, and made up of representatives of the jazz scene, the concept of the German Jazz Prize is constantly being developed.

 

http://www.deutscher-jazzpreis.de


Instagram — http://www.instagram.com|deutscherjazzpreis


Facebook — http://www.facebook.com|deutscherjazzpreis


Twitter — http://www.twitter.com|jazzpreis


Please note: The GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media has neither an organisational nor a content-related connection to the New German Jazz Prize of IG Jazz Rhein- Neckar e.V., which is awarded once a year in Mannheim as an audience prize of the German jazz scene.

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita announce new album “ECHO” + UK Tour in May / June 2022.

Friday, April 29, 2022

ECHO, the third album from harpist Catrin Finch and kora player and singer Seckou Keita will be released worldwide on May 27th, 2022. The duo will be touring extensively in the UK during May and June.

We have received the following press release;

 

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita announce new album ECHO + UK Tour

 

bendigedig presents the new album ECHO
from Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita


ECHO Releases worldwide 27th May, on tour in the UK 6th May - 10th June 2022

 


bendigedig is delighted to announce ECHO, the third album from harpist Catrin Finch (Wales) and kora player and singer Seckou Keita (Senegal), releasing worldwide on May 27th, 2022.


The album celebrates the tenth anniversary of an extraordinary partnership between two virtuosos whose previous releases include 2018’s acclaimed album SOAR, and their 2013 debut Clychau Dibon, both of which garnered industry awards across the globe. ECHO marks the third part of this remarkable trilogy.


It’s been ten years since Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita formed a duo. The seamless virtuosic union of the 47 strings of Catrin Finch’s harp with the 22 strings on each neck of Seckou Keita’s double kora – two cultures, two histories and two personalities merged into one atmospheric musical journey – has become a rare global music hit. Described by Songlines Magazine as ‘one of the most popular world music acts of this decade’, Finch and Keita create music that not only champions their exquisite instruments but blends elements of new and old music from the Western Classical, Celtic, folk, contemporary and West African song traditions, each echoing the other in an evolving tale of mutual discovery and delight.


Lockdown enforced a separation, a chance to reflect and devote time to other projects, and calm the frenetic pace of the previous years of touring, totalling over 200 performances together and appearances at leading global music festivals including WOMAD, Shambala, Sfinks, Chicago World Music Festival, Hay Festival, Lorient Interceltique Festival, Sydney Opera House and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.


By the time they finally met again in 2021, Catrin and Seckou rediscovered their magical ability to ‘blend hearts, minds and fingers’ and find their echo in each other.


Snippets of tunes were drawn from the ‘tune bank’ the pair had accumulated during their countless soundcheck jams in pre-Covid days. Others were gleaned from side-projects, a ballet score, TV commissions, festival collaborations, works-in-progress and experimentation.


An overture Catrin had written for the ballet Giselle became a gentle ode to optimism called ‘Gobaith’, the Welsh word for hope. Seckou’s creation of the world’s first double-necked kora in 2007 opened up the ground-breaking possibility of chromatic scales, which the duo exploit beautifully in the song ‘Julu Kuta’ (new strings in Mandinka, Seckou’s native language). A tune initially composed for the soundtrack of the BBC TV series Don’t Forget The Driver, starring Toby Jones and Luwam Teklizgi, became an homage to Seckou’s close friend, the Zimbabwean mbira virtuoso Chartwell Dutiro, who had recently passed away. One of Seckou’s compositions, ‘Tabadabang’, became a celebration of Lo Yiro, the game that West African parents play with their children to get them out from under their feet. The addition of strings on four tracks, adds a new dimension to the distinctive Catrin and Seckou sound.


ECHO proclaims the tender triumph of an extraordinary partnership, the dissolution of opposites into one seamless musical expression of our common humanity. “With this album, it feels like we’ve reached our place, musically and creatively,” says Catrin. This is the echo they will leave behind – the echo of dear ones now departed, of beating hearts, of music, of love. “That’s what continues to travel through space and time,” Seckou says, “even after the last note has been played, or the last word has been sung.”

ECHO releases worldwide on 27th May 2022 on the bendigedig label, followed by UK touring starting in May 2022, performing at Galeri Caernarfon, Taliesin (Swansea), The Haymarket (Basingstoke), Chiltern Arts, (Henley-on-Thames), The Stables (Milton Keynes), Pocklington Arts Centre, Howard Assembly Room (Leeds), St Georges Bristol, Huntingdon Hall (Worcester), Y Tabernacl (Machynlleth), Mwldan (Cardigan), Hay Festival, St David’s Hall (Cardiff), The Apex (Bury St Edmunds), Union Chapel (London) and The Queens Hall (Edinburgh).


Visit http://www.catrinfinchandseckoukeita.com for full concert details.

 

TRACK LISTINGS:

1   Gobaith   05.12
2   Chaminuka 05.37
3   Dimanche 06.01
4   Dual Rising 06.08
5   Tabadabang   05.39
6   Jeleh Calon 06.30
7   Julu Kuta   08.27


ECHO
ECHO is written and performed by Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita and recorded at Real World Studios. It was co-produced by Catrin Finch, Seckou Keita and Tom Colvin. ECHO is released worldwide on 27 May 2022 in CD and digital formats on the bendigedig label. ECHO is a co-production between Catrin Finch, Seckou Keita, Mwldan, and ARC Music Productions International Ltd.


MUSICIANS:


Catrin Finch Harp and string arrangements
Seckou Keita Kora, Vocals and vocal arrangements


Matthew Denton   Violin (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6)
Alice Howell   Violin (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6)
Annie Pullar   Violin (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6)
Eoin Schmidt-Martin Viola (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6)
Lucy Morgan   Viola (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6)
Emma Denton Cello (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6)
Claire Whitson Double Bass (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6)


UK TOURING DATES:
A MWLDAN PROUCTION


May 2022


6     Galeri Caernarfon


7     Taliesin, Swansea


14   The Haymarket, Basingstoke


19   Chiltern Arts, Henley-on-Thames


20   The Stables, Milton Keynes


21   Pocklington Arts Centre


22   Howard Assembly Room


26   St Georges Bristol


27   Huntingdon Hall, Worcester


28   Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth


29   Mwldan, Cardigan


31   Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye

 


JUNE 2022


1   St David’s Hall, Cardiff


7   The Apex, Bury St Edmunds


8   Union Chapel, London


10 Queens Hall, Edinburgh


BENDIGEDIG
ECHO is released on bendigedig (pronounced bendi-ged-ig), a label owned and managed in common partnership between Mwldan and ARC Music Productions International Ltd

606 Jazz Club, Chelsea, London - Upcoming Live Shows & Streams, May 2022.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Laura Thorne of the 606 has forwarded details of the club's live and online programme for May 2022. 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 May 2022 performances, with more information below. Apologies for how very late this is – we are very short-staffed at the moment and this last few weeks has been particularly challenging, with illness in our ranks (fortunately nothing serious)!


To find out more about events in the Club and to view videos and photos, please visit https://www.606club.co.uk/events/


We will also be live streaming the first set of Claire Martin & Dave Newton’s performance on Sunday the 29th, ‘Two for the Road’. Alongside our live streams, we also have over 100 exclusive, previously-streamed performances available to rent in the 606 Online Member Library. For information about streaming and/or videos to rent, please go to the streaming area of our site: https://www.606club.co.uk/account/videos/live/

 

 

606 CLUB - MAY 2022 GIG GUIDE


Sun 1st 8:00pm BARB JUNGR
Described as “Britain’s most gifted song stylist” vocalist Barb Jungr has successfully combined the intricacies of cabaret with the power of jazz to create a unique concept of popular music. With awards including the ‘New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist’, Barb’s latest programme, ‘Forgetful Heart - Dylan and Cohen and Love’ is a continuation of her love affair with the work of two of the most important songwriters of the 20th Century. Also featuring Jenny Carr-piano, Dudley Phillips-bass and Jonathan Lee-drums.
“revelatory…I was open mouthed with astonishment.” New York Times


Mon 2nd 8:00pm SAM BRAYSHER TRIO
An award-winning and versatile saxophonist, Sam Braysher is recognised for exploring lesser-known material from the American Songbook and jazz canon with taste and style. His CV includes work with NYC pianist Michael Kanan &Jorge Rossy (Brad Mehldau), but for this 606 show Sam will be joined by fellow UK jazz virtuosos, pianist Joe Webb & bassist Will Sach performing “an intimate and swinging selection of jazz standards associated with the likes of Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, Billie Holiday and Lester Young”.
Braysher’s cool, modernist twist on old songs is just superb” Jazz Journal

 

Tue 3rd 8:00pm TRIO MANOUCHE + SPECIAL GUESTS
Founded by guitarist/singer Simon Harris, Trio Manouche is a world-class jazz ensemble with a repertoire that ranges from gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt through the band’s own foot-tapping arrangements of swing greats to originals that capture their unique charm. And if you get lucky Simon may even sing and play trumpet (not at the same time, of course!). The trio is completed by Kourosh Kanani-guitar & Marcus Penrose-bass, with tonight’s special guests Dave Kelbie-guitar, Jason Cooper-drums & the wonderful Francesca Confortini-vocals. So, the biggest trio in the world…
“Virtuosic” Guardian;
“seamless, classic and witty” Evening Standard;
“a class act” BBC Radio 3


Wed 4th 8:00pm   ART THEMEN
An exciting, playful and inventive saxophonist, Art Themen has been a leading light of the British jazz scene for over 50 years. Perhaps best known for his long association with the iconic UK pianist Stan Tracey he was described by The Observer as “One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians”. Along with organist Pete Whittaker and drummer George Double the trio will be featuring material from their recently released album “Thane & The Villeins” a collection of groove-led re-imaginings of songs from the jazz canon.
“Themen…excellent…thrilling” Jazz UK  


Thu 5th 8:00pm   RAY GELATO & ENRIC PEIDRO
Tonight tenor sax masters Ray Gelato and Spanish maestro Enric Peidro present their acclaimed “Tough Tenors” show. With performances for the likes of HM The Queen (twice) and Sir Paul McCartney, Ray has established himself as the UK’s premier mainstream saxophonist. Influenced by the tenor greats of the swing-era Enrico’s beautiful sound and approach have made him a firm favourite around Europe. The programme this evening will include jazz standards from their lauded album “With All Due Respect”along with material from Ray’s latest album “Locked Down But Not Out”.
“there is no one like Ray Gelato: an absolute musician and performer” Jazz In Europe;
“Peidro solos…time-feel and tone are sublime” The Jazz Word


Fri 6th   9:00pm   SHEZ RAJA “TALES FROM THE PUNJAB”feat. TONY KOFI
Inspired by ancient ragas, traditional melodies and free improvisations, the music creates a bridge between cultures with beautiful, exotic and timeless sounds melded into the Jazz/Grooves of bass player Shez Raja’s fabulous band. In addition to Kieron Garrett-keyboards & Sophie Alloway-drums, Shez has invited the award-winning singer Japjit Kaur and tabla maestro Gurdain Rayatt to perform this evening… And, if all that wasn’t enough, the internationally renowned, critically acclaimed saxophonist Tony Kofi will be his special guest.
“The hip-shaking mix of Eastern song lines and funky Western dance-beats never wavers” Evening Standard;
“Shez Raja…is fearless as a musician” All About Jazz;
“There is so much respect…for Tony Kofi” Jazzwise

 

Sat 7th         9:00pm         CLOSED – PRIVATE EVENT

 

Sun 8th 1:30pm   606 GOSPEL LUNCH SPECIAL FEATURING CHARMAIN ELLIOTT
A fabulous singer with a powerful voice, Charmain Elliott is an impressive presence on any stage. With over 20 years’ experience her first album “Don’t Blame It on The Past” won the BBC GEM Award for Best Female Newcomer and since then she has built a solid reputation as a singer, songwriter, vocal trainer, artist developer, artist manager and show host. A dedicated Gospel singer, today she will be appearing with her wonderful band for a late Birthday Celebration! And don’t forget this is our Family gig so small children are more than welcome.


Sun 8th 8:00pm DANA GILLESPIE
A five-time winner of Blues Connection and Blueprint Magazine’s “Top British Female Blues Vocalist” award, blues singer Dana Gillespie has now entered their Hall of Fame. Appearing with the London Blues Band featuring Dino Baptiste on piano & vocals, Dana’s music is full of style, character and most of all, heart. Quintessential Blues at its very best.
“…she literally beats the pants off anything done by a British bluesman these last 10 years” Essential Blues


Mon 9th 8:00pm   BENEFIT FOR NEVILLE MALCOLM
Neville Malcolm is one of the most in-demand bass players in the country. He started in the early 90’s and since then has gone on to a stellar career, including work with the likes of Roy Ayers, Billy Cobham, Gregory Porter, Tom Jones and George Benson. Recently he has suffered from some health issues and although he is now making steady progress, he is still unable to work. One of our favourite musicians at the Club we were more than happy to host a Benefit for him, which unsurprisingly features some of the finest musicians on the UK scene, including Dave Lewis (sax), Lizzie Deane, Lily Dior, Shireen Francis, Sarah Moule, Gavin Holligan (vocals), Robin Aspland, Carl Hudson, Tim Lapthorn (piano/kybds) & Al Cherry, Carl Orr, Bobby Quigley (gtrs) amongst many others. So do come down, hear some great music and support one of the nicest musicians on the scene.                                                           


Tue 10th 8:00pm   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 performing material from her new album ‘Inside Out’ launched here at the Club, 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”.
“Hannah Horton blows funky tenor, gutsy baritone and can write a good tune” BeBop Spoken Here; “
Hannah makes the big beast of a baritone sax sound like an angel” Jazz FM


Wed 11th       8:00pm         CLOSED – PRIVATE EVENT


Thu 12th   8:00pm   GRAEME BLEVINS
After initial studies in Australia Graeme spent time in New York before relocating to London in 2004, where he quickly became established as a powerful and lyrical improvisor in the jazz and contemporary music scene. Now recognised as one of the finest saxophonists in the UK he has recorded and toured with the likes of Phil Collins, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Quincy Jones, Jamie Cullum & Tom Jones. A wonderful player it is with great pleasure that we welcome Graeme back to the Club leading his own band.
“exceptional performer and composer…reached great musical heights” Jazz Australia

 

Fri 13th   9:00pm   JAELEE SMALL “SOUL QUEENS SPECIAL”
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 with studio and touring work she includes work with the likes of The Cinematic Orchestra and ‘Funkshone’ on an impressive cv. Tonight, along with her band of ten years’ standing Black Hat, she will be performing her “Soul Queens Special”, featuring songs from the iconic Aretha Franklin in the first set and tunes associated with the great Chaka Khan in the second.
“delightful…vocalist Jaelee Small” BBC            

 

Sat 14th 9:00pm MORNINGTON LOCKETT/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 15th   8:00pm NOEL MCCALLA/DEREK NASH: SOME KINDA WONDERFUL
Well, this is pretty special, two of the UK’s finest musicians, saxophonist Derek Nash (Jools Holland) and singer Noel McCalla (Manfred Mann), come together to celebrate the music of one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time, Stevie Wonder. Accompanying these two remarkable musicians will be their stellar band, including Neil Angilley (Vanessa Mae)-piano and Tim Cansfield (Bee Gees)-guitar. Unique and powerful.
“Nash…breathtaking”Sunday Times;
“McCalla…spine tingling” Guardian  


Mon 16th   8:00pm   JIM MULLEN ORGAN TRIO    
A multi-award winner, including a special Honorary Parliamentary Jazz Award in 2017, Jim Mullen is widely regarded as one of the finest jazz guitarists in Europe. Including work with the likes of Mose Allison, Jimmy Witherspoon and his own highly acclaimed jazz/funk band “Morrissey-Mullen”, the band he leads this evening features the classic Organ trio format, performing a dynamic set of originals and carefully crafted jazz standards in a Groove-influenced hard-bop style. “One of the great Jazz guitarists working today” Jazzwise; “World Class” Guardian; “…understated virtuosity that marks out the best and most mature players.” Guardian      

Tue 17th       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 when he returned to London, it was great to hear his fluent, classic hard-bop, muscular sax playing again and the rest, as they say, is history-Dan & his quintet have performed here for the last 19 years. ”...impressive hard-bop saxophonist” Time Out    

Wed 18th   8:00pm   JAS KAYSER
With a Masters degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music (USA) and work with the likes of Ralph Peterson, Kansas Smitty’s and Lenny Kravitz, 24-year-old UK drummer, composer and bandleader Jas Kayser has established herself as one of the leading lights of her generation. Recently named the “Breakthrough Act of the Year” at the 2021 Jazz FM Awards (adding to an already burgeoning international reputation which includes appearances at the Newport Jazz and Panama Jazz Festivals), her music explores “the common grounds between Jazz and Afro-beat”, helping create both her original sound and compositions. Jas has just released a new vinyl recording ‘Jas 5ive’ through Jazz Re:freshed’s iconic 5ive series. Quite special.
“Jas is a wonderful drummer, musician and assembler of fine musical ideas” Jamie Cullum

 


Thu 19th   8:00pm JOHN CRAWFORD
John Crawford is one of the finest Latin/Jazz pianists on the scene, whose unerring musicality and impressive technique have taken him all over the world. He includes work with the likes of Latin legend Airto Moreira and if that wasn’t enough is also one of this country’s leading exponents of Spanish music. Also featured will be Uruguayan guitarist Guille Hill and Special Guest Eleonora Claps on vocals.
“Glorious…a skilful and imaginative soloist” Jazzwise;
“so much style and imagination” Jazz Review


Fri 20th   9:00pm   GIACOMO SMITH
Led by the truly impressive expat American sax and clarinettist Giacomo Smith this quintet is made up of core members of the widely respected Kansas Smitty’s House Band. Since their founding the Smitty’s, featuring some of the finest of the younger players around, have become something of a phenomenon, putting their mixed style of 30’s and 40’s jazz and swing combined with more contemporary hard bop and Groove firmly on the London map. And watch out for Giacomo’s special guest this evening, the Award-winning trumpeter Laura Jurd.
“a lively…swinging, civilized…band playing approachable music” London Jazz News;
“Jurd…Simply stupendous” BBC Music Magazine


Sat 21st 9:00pm DESCHANEL GORDON
One of the brightest prospects of his generation, Deschanel already includes work with the likes of upcoming trumpeter Mark Kavuma, Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble and US-born singer Judi Jackson as well as performances at prestige venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, Jazz Café, Love Supreme and the Winter Jazzfest in New York. It’s little surprise then that this highly talented musician is currently the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year! Tonight Deschanel will be appearing with his quartet featuring the equally brilliant young saxophonist Alex Hitchcock.
“flowingly expansive piano solo…exhibiting a…relaxed fluency” The Jazzmann;
“Gordon…a…player of immense stature” Sussex Jazz Magazine


Sun 22nd 8:00pm BRUCE MISSISSIPPI JOHNSON
After 7 years in the US Marines Bruce found himself in Paris and made the decision to make singing his full-time profession and has, as they say, never looked back. Whilst with the band of legendary blues bassist Big Joe Turner he produced his first CD “That’s The Deal Baby”, which eventually won him the 2017 Living Blues Critic’s Award “Artist Deserving More Attention” and prompted his move to London. Tonight Bruce will be performing music of the great Gil Scott-Heron as well as his own music that he promises will be a “Blues & Groove Extravaganza with plenty of jazz thrown in.
“His voice puts me in mind of…great vocalists such as Lou Rawls” Blues Matters;
“beautifully soulful” Underground Press


Mon 23rd 8:00pm JEREMY STACEY’S “ROYAL SCAMMERS”: TRIBUTE TO STEELY DAN  

A powerful and hugely impressive drummer with an international profile, Jeremy Stacey includes work with the likes of Tom Jones, Sheryl Crow and Noel Gallagher’s “High Flying Birds” on a vast CV and is currently one of the three featured drummers with the iconic band King Crimson. Tonight we present Jeremy’s 14-piece tribute to the seminal US band Steely Dan, featuring amongst many others the wonderful singers Andy Caine (Tommy Blaize) and Sumudu (Van Morrison), Paul Stacey-guitar & Dave Arch-piano/keyboards, along with a fantastic horn section and backing vocalists Jessica Greenfield (High Flying Birds) and Bryan Chambers (Dave Gilmour). A rare outing for this band and an absolute “must see”.
“…a fine…drummer…his gigs are…invariably enlivened by…top class guests” Time Out;
“Sumudu…an outstanding talent” BBC;
“Caine…uplifting…deep and soulful” Turntable Lab


Tue 24th       8:00pm         JEREMY STACEY’S “ROYAL SCAMMERS”: TRIBUTE TO STEELY DAN   (See Monday 23rd)


Wed 25th 8:00pm **606 CLUB SPECIAL** IAIN BALLAMY WITH SPECIAL GUEST: KENNY WERNER- piano
Iain Ballamy is a multi-award-winning saxophonist widely considered to be one of the most creative players on the scene today. His CV reads like a who’s who of jazz and he is unsurprisingly listed in the BBC’s ‘100 Jazz Legends’. Described as an ‘ingenious innovator’, tonight he returns to the 606 with his Special Guest, iconic US pianist Kenny Werner. An artist of international renown, pianist Kenny’s cv includes work with a multitude of world-class musicians, including Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker & Joe Henderson. He is also the author of one of the most influential books on artistic performance written in the last 25 years, Effortless Mastery, Liberating the Master Musician Within. A rare chance to hear this remarkable musician in London.
“Ballamy…leaves you in absolute awe…the sheer virtuosity and sense of joy makes you feel like a kid about to step onto a twinkling, old-fashioned merry-go-round” BBC; “Werner - perfection. 360 degrees of soul and science in one human being. My kind of musician” Quincy Jones


Thu 26th 8:00pm REGGIE JONAS WITH SPECIAL GUEST: JULIAN SIEGEL-sax
A multi-Award-winning young Hungarian pianist, Reggie Jonas is widely regarded as one of the most talented musicians of his generation. A brilliant pianist with a searing technique and fierce creativity he is the 2022 winner of the Budapest Palace of Arts Jazz Showcase, the most important competitive platform for new generation musicians in Hungary. It is fair to say that he is well on his way to becoming a world-class performer! Also featured this evening in the quartet will be one of the UK’s finest saxophonists, the brilliant Julian Seigel.
“Julian Seigel…a superb musician” London Jazz News
Presented in association with the Hungarian based non-profit organisation Harmonia Muhely Alapitvany


Fri 27th 9:00pm   SAMARA FEAT. CAROLINA LELIS & STEVE RUBIE
“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 Carolina Lelis, who relocated to the UK in 2019 from Brasil where she had worked and recorded with some of Brazil’s finest musicians, the music is an infectious blend of Brazilian Samba, jazz & Latin and everyone has a great time!
“Cracking Latin-jazz quintet…explores…Latin jazz classics in great rhythmic style” Time Out


Sat 28th   9:00pm GARETH LOCKRANE
From being voted a “Rising Star”by the prestigious US Downbeat Magazine jazz flautist Gareth Lockrane has gone on to a stellar career as both a performer and composer/arranger. He has won multiple awards, including the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Album and MOJO Magazine’s Album of the Year. His Big Band is considered to be one of the finest in Europe, but tonight he is bringing his fabulous quintet to the Club featuring the brilliant guitarist Mike Outram performing a mixture of Gareth’s own compositions and classic jazz standards.
“Lockrane…exceptional” Jazzwise;
“breathtaking…dazzling” AllAboutJazz


Sun 29th   8:00pm CLAIRE MARTIN AND DAVE NEWTON: ‘TWO FOR THE ROAD’
Vocalist Claire Martin OBE and pianist David Newton, two of the most awarded UK jazz musicians on the scene, have combined their unique musical talents to create this intimate duo - ‘Two for The Road’. Celebrating the sublime duo recording with the same title by jazz legends Carmen McRae and George Shearing the programme includes such gems as ‘You’re All I Need’ and ‘If I Should Lose You’. Tonight Claire and David bring their own personal magic to this evening of sophisticated song stylings.  “Our finest jazz singer” Clive Davis, The Times;
“She ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet” Jazz Times;
“When it comes to bold originality and delicacy of touch, Newton is unbeatable” The Observer


Mon 30th 8:00pm TONY O’MALLEY
Tony O’Malley’s brand of Groove and R&B is stunning, with his fabulous, smoky, velvety growl of a voice delivering original material and some covers in his own inimitable style. One of the most original and powerful performers on the scene today, if you like contemporary R&B vocals in the Blues Brothers style, then this is definitely for you. “O’Malley is…one of the UK’s hottest properties” Jazzwise;
“pure groove, funky keyboard, growling vocals and soul to spare…O’Malley has it all” Blues & Soul Magazine


Tue 31st   8:00pm BARRY GREEN FEAT. COLIN OXLEY & DAVE GREEN  
Barry Green is a wonderful modern jazz pianist whose fluent and melodic playing has made a significant impact on the UK jazz scene. His cv is vast, including work with the likes of Bobby Watson, Charles McPherson, Richie Cole and Us3 as well as with his own trio. For this 606 date Barry has chosen the beautiful playing of multi-Award-winning guitarist Colin Oxley (Stacey Kent) and iconic bassist Dave Green (Stan Tracey, Charlie Watts) to complete the trio.
“Pianist Barry Green and bassist Dave Green…two of the best mainstream-to-bop musicians on the UK scene” Guardian;
“Colin Oxley…providing rich, subtle harmonies” Guardian

 

606 CLUB
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For more information & to book your table visit http://www.606club.com

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 24/04/2022.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 24/04/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations

Peter Slavid writes;

 

Radio Playlist from April 24th 2022

 

Available now at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz  and https://www.mixcloud.com/camp_fr/modern-jazz-from-around-europe-24th-april-2022/

 

Shake Stew
Wake up and be gone
Heat
Traumton

 

The W
Her song
The W
Ubuntu

 

Anaphora Trio
F.S.A.
Lexicon 1
Auand

 

Arun Ghosh
Hope Springs
Secluded in Light
Camoci/Bandcamp

 

Ipocontrio
Spirit
Children’s Soul
A.MA records

 

OK:KO
Vanhatie
Liesu
WeJazz

 

Elias Stemeseder
Recursive 1357
Piano Solo
Intakt

 

Trish Clowes My Iris
A view with a room
A view With A Room
Greenleaf

 

Vein Trio
This is Beat-O-Vein
Our Roots
Bandcamp

 

Flavio Boltro - Fabio Giachino
Dark Fire and desire
Things to say
CamJazz

 

 

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.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

Le QuecumBar has closed.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Le QuecumBar, London's home of gypsy jazz, has been forced to close its doors. Statement attached.

Sylvia Rushbrooke of Le QuecumBar writes;


Le QuecumBar is Closed

 

It is with a heavy heart that we are to announce, after 19 years of bringing Gypsy Swing to Battersea, that Le Quecumbar is no more.  It is the end of an era for all of us, and we are deeply saddened to have to make this announcement.


As some of you may already know, during the lockdown the building obtained a new landlord who, as if the lockdown wasn’t hard enough on businesses and music venues, decided to double our rent and refused to renew the lease, meaning that Le Quecumbar had no option but to close its doors for the final time a few weeks ago.


We apologise to any of you who may have wished to visit the venue in the last few weeks only to find it had been unceremoniously closed, but due to the legal complications, we needed to keep this news to ourselves whilst we organised and finalised everything in preparation to leave the premises.


We would like to express our thanks and eternal gratitude to every single person who supported the venue over the years, especially the excellent musicians who performed here and our dedicated patrons from across the world.


Because of all of you, Le Quecumbar became an iconic and unique London venue for Gypsy Jazz, its players and its lovers.


But all good things must come to an end, and may the spirit of Le Que remain in our hearts.


Vive le Jazz Manouche!


Merci à tous et à bientot…


Le QuecumBar & Brasserie, 42-44 Battersea High Street, London, SW11 3HX


tel: 02077872227


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http://www.quecumbar.co.uk


Ian adds;


Sadly I never got the chance to visit Le QuecumBar but it is always sad when a music venue is forced to close its doors, particularly one that The Jazzmann has been happy to support in a small way over the years via news stories, gig listings etc. I wish everyone associated with Le QuecumBar all the best for the future.

John Horler: ‘A Tribute to Bill Evans’ - tour dates June 2022.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Pianist John Horler will return to the West Country with his trio for a five date tour celebrating the music of Bill Evans this June.

We have received the following press release;


Event name:
‘John Horler - A Tribute to Bill Evans.’

 

Info:
Critically acclaimed pianist John Horler returns to the West Country with a five date tour celebrating the music of Bill Evans this June.

 

Accompanist for Dame Cleo Laine for 20 years and a former member of Sir John Dankworth’s bands, John has performed with a ‘who’s who’ of jazz for decades - Art Farmer, Chet Baker, Zoot Sims, Maynard Ferguson, Ronnie Ross, Pete King, Kenny Wheeler, Tommy Whittle and renowned woodwind player Tony Coe - whose new live duo album with John: ‘Dancing in the Dark’ is receiving glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

Appearing in classic piano trio format - ‘A tribute to Bill Evans’ pays homage to the man, his playing and the music of the groundbreaking Bill Evans trio.


“Embracing the music of European composers Debussy, Ravel and even Brahms, which he welded into his own very special jazz language”, says John; “Even today, Bill Evans is still the most influential figure in my playing… in an inspirational way.”

 

Supported by a well-regarded rhythm section - and touring the West Country for the first time since 2019 - this is a priceless opportunity to see one of the most acclaimed and cherished jazz pianists the UK has ever produced playing the music he loves.

 

Review:
See 5* Jazz Mann review of recent performance. 
https://www.thejazzmann.com/reviews/review/john-horler-trio-a-tribute-to-bill-evans-progress-theatre-reading-berkshire-04-03-2022

 

Dates:


Friday 10th June - Broadhempston Village Hall, Devon.


Sat 11th June - The Flavel, Dartmouth, Devon.


Sunday 12th June - Ashburton Arts, Devon.


Monday 13th June - North Devon Jazz Club.


Tues 14th June - St Ives Jazz Club, Cornwall.

 

Line-up:
Piano - John Horler.
Bass - Ron Phelan.
Drums - Ronnie Jones.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival announces artists for Jerwood Jazz Encounters 2022-2023.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The four jazz artists who will create experimental work at festivals across England in 2023 are: Andrew Woodhead, Piera Onacko, Marcus Joseph and Raheel Khan. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


Artists announced for Jerwood Jazz Encounters 2022-23

 

The new round of Jerwood Jazz Encounters artists is announced today. The four jazz artists who will create experimental work at festivals across England in 2023 are: Andrew Woodhead, Piera Onacko, Marcus Joseph and Raheel Khan.


Each artist has been awarded a Cheltenham Jazz Festival Jerwood Jazz Encounters Fellowship which will give them the chance to present jazz in unusual spaces and the digital realm. The 18-month programme produced in collaboration with Manchester Jazz Festival, Oxford Contemporary Music and Sage Gateshead will equip the artists with the skills and contacts they need to develop bold new work. Each Fellowship includes R&D funding, in-depth mentoring, a two-day Creative Lab hosted by Birmingham City University, specialist support from digital partner The Space and residency opportunities with partners Britten Pears Arts and 101 Outdoor Arts.


The current cohort have reached or are nearing the end of their journeys: Elliott Galvin’s sonic memory installation ‘Handle With Care’ was shown in Oxford’s Templar’s Square shopping centre last autumn by Oxford Contemporary Music while Faye MacCalman will unveil her audio-visual installation ‘Invisible, Real’ at Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 30 April/1 May following residencies at Snape Maltings with Britten Pears Arts and 101 Outdoor Arts. Lara Jones will appear at Manchester Jazz Festival with Ensō +, popping up in Manchester’s Piccadilly Train Station with her immersive geodesic dome installation and Witch n Monk will present their audio-visual performance ‘Unravelling the Mind’, exploring the fluid borders between humans and nature at Sage Gateshead this autumn.


Sheffield-born composer and producer Andrew Woodhead’s projects include electro-acoustic duo ELDA with Aaron Diaz, Ideas of Noise with Sarah Farmer, and Mark Sanders’ CollapseUncollapse trio. He said: “It is a rare and wonderful thing to be given time, space and crucially the resources and support to explore a bold new idea. Developing my ‘Pendulums’ album into a large-scale installation will push me far from my comfort zone and challenge me to rethink my practice in ways I wouldn’t have conceived of. I am hugely excited to see where the path takes me over the next 18 months.”


Bandleader and composer Piera Onacko explores the world of synths and live electronics, performing as a soloist and in groups in a number of improvised settings She commented: “The Jerwood Jazz Encounters programme is the perfect opportunity for me to explore ideas that don’t fit into the traditional setting of stage and audience. Having the chance to develop my cross-collaborative relationships and learn more about presenting music in unusual ways is very exciting, and I can’t wait to get started.”


Jazz musician and spoken word artist Marcus Joseph who is already performing in his own virtual Jazz Club in AltspaceVR and through the fellowship is seeking to develop an immersive Jazz VR experience. He said: “I’m really looking forward to being a part of the Jerwood Jazz Encounters programme and exploring the limitless possibilities and capabilities of XR technologies within music. An immersive jazz experience that captures the heart and imaginations of the audience is something that I’m keen to develop on this programme. Having an opportunity like this is incredible as I get to be bold and innovative in my creativity with technology that is breaking new ground.”


Raheel Khan is an artist and musician working in soundinstallation and performance. He explained: “The spaces between sound, music and installation are deeply rooted within my work and interests - this will be my most ambitious idea yet. Having the opportunity to develop the project in a lab/incubator style environment amongst peers, producers and mentors that have direct lineage to the sensibilities of Jazz, not only as a genre but as a movement is something I feel incredibly energised by.”


Jon Opie, Deputy Director of Jerwood Arts said: “Jerwood Arts is delighted to support these four outstanding artists for the second cohort of the Jerwood Jazz Encounters. The concepts Andrew, Piera, Marcus and Raheel have outlined are truly exciting, spot on for the brief for creating bold new works for festivals and unusual spaces. I know they will benefit from careful and encouraging support of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival team and partners, and look forward to seeing them develop over the next 18 months.”


Head of Programming at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, David Gaydon said: “Today more than ever, it’s vital that artists have the space and freedom to develop creatively risky projects. Thanks to the support of our funders and partners, we’ve been able to extend our Jazz Encounters programme and work with festivals across the country to engage new and different audiences for jazz.”

 


More information about the Jerwood Jazz Encounter Artists


ANDREW WOODHEAD
Andrew Woodhead (b. Sheffield, 1990) is a musician, composer and producer working across a variety of contexts taking in jazz, free improvisation, electronica, folk and new music. Projects he is involved with include electro-acoustic duo ELDA with Aaron Diaz, collaborative arts practice Ideas of Noise with Sarah Farmer, and Mark Sanders’ CollapseUncollapse trio.
http://www.andrewwoodheadmusic.com
IG / Twitter: @awoodheadmusic


PIERA ONACKO
Piera is a pianist, synth player and composer, based in Birmingham. She is active across the UK in several projects as both bandleader and sidewoman including her own quartet Juggenaught, electro psyche band Rosie Tee and more recently un.procedure, an experimental jazz-rock outfit with saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi. The last few years have led Piera to explore the world of synths and live electronics, performing both solo and in groups in a number of improvised settings.
https://www.pieraonacko.com
IG: @un.procedureband @pieraonackomusic


MARCUS JOSEPH
Marcus is a Jazz musician and spoken word artist and his sound can be described as a warm fusion of Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop and Contemporary Music. He is developing an immersive Jazz VR experience that weaves together graphic novel aesthetics and video game interactive narrative with themes of freedom, oppression and creativity through storytelling, music and spoken word. Marcus already performs in his own virtual Jazz Club in AltspaceVR, a club where people from around the world can visit, meet and listen to jazz and spoken word performances. His debut album Beyond the Dome was released on the Jazz Refreshed label.
http://www.marcusjosephsax.com
IG: @marcusjosephsax

 

RAHEEL KHAN
Raheel is an artist and musician working in sound, installation and performance. His work exists between the spaces of the private and public sphere, often creating an intimate archive of abstract social commentary. Originally studying Economics, Raheel has moved towards a creative practice presenting projects with Manchester International Festival, BBC Arts, CRiSAP and HOME as well as performances at BBC Maida Vale, Tramway Gallery and Glastonbury.
https://www.raheelkhan.co.uk
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JERWOOD ARTS
Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting UK artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive. We enable transformative opportunities for individuals across art forms, supporting imaginative awards, bursaries, fellowships, projects, programmes and commissions. We are committed to supporting artistic freedom of expression and being as inclusive as possible across all our work. We present new work and bring people from across the arts together through our exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space, London, as well as across the UK and online.
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EFG London Jazz Festival announces first wave of acts for its 30th Birthday Festival which will take place at multiple venues across the city 11-20 November 2022.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

EFG London Jazz Festival has announced the first wave of acts, which includes Abdullah Ibrahim, Melody Gardot , Jan Garbarek Group , Dianne Reeves, Edmar Castaneda & Gregoire Maret.

We have received the following press release;


EFG London Jazz Festival
Announces First Wave of Acts For 30th Birthday
Over 300 Shows Across Multiple London Venues, 11-20 November 2022

 


Praise for the 2021 edition


“The highlight of the capital’s jazz calendar” - The Telegraph


“London’s premiere city festival” - The Line of Best Fit

 


EFG London Jazz Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2022, once again cherishing the freedom, innovation and dialogue jazz invigorates.


In its previous 29 years, EFG London Jazz Festival has established itself as the biggest pan-city Festival in Europe and the highlight of the jazz calendar in the UK, with over 300 shows, more than 70 venues drawing over 100,000 in live audiences.


The 30th Birthday programme brings leading artists from around the world and the UK to the capital in November for 10 days of live and digital performances, special collaborations, fresh discoveries, and exclusive new commissions.


Today 19 April, EFG London Jazz Festival is announcing the first wave of acts, which includes Abdullah Ibrahim at the Barbican, Melody Gardot and Jan Garbarek Group at the Royal Festival Hall, Dianne Reeves at Cadogan Hall and Edmar Castaneda & Gregoire Maret at Wigmore Hall.


EFG London Jazz Festival is a place to explore music and to celebrate the legacy and the future of an inspiring musical universe. In its 30th edition the festival will be a journey of musical strands focusing on Icons of music, Homegrown talent, cross cultural collaborations and new Creations and music which traverse Beyond Margins. Memorable moments will include the iconic opening gala Jazz Voice and the festival will continue reaching global audiences with a digital programme to be announced later.


Spreading the joy of its 30th throughout the year with a Birthday series at the Barbican featuring Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, Marisa Monte and SF Jazz Collective in June, EFG London Jazz Festival promises a diverse and exciting programme in November, with more shows to be announced in June and August.


First Wave of EFG London Jazz Festival Shows:


Friday 11 November
Chris Thile + Sam Amidon | Queen Elizabeth Hall

 


Saturday 12 November


Dianne Reeves | Cadogan Hall


Amythyst Kiah | Bush Hall

 


Sunday 13 November


Jan Garbarek Group | Royal Festival Hall


Jasper Høiby: Planet B | Purcell Room, 4pm


Sélène Saint-Aimé | Kings Place Hall Two

 


Monday 14 November


MoodSwing: Joshua Redman. Brad Mehldau. Brian Blade. Christian McBride | Barbican

 


Tuesday 15 November


Abdullah Ibrahim | Barbican

 


Wednesday 16 November


Marcin Wasilewski Trio & the BBC Concert Orchestra | Queen Elizabeth Hall

 


Thursday 17 November


Edmar Castaneda & Grégoire Maret | Wigmore Hall


Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter IV band |  Milton Court Concert Hall

 


Friday 18 November


Makaya McCraven | Islington Town Hall


Courtney Pine ‘Spirituality’ featuring Zoe Rahman | Kings Place Hall One

 

Saturday 19 November


Melody Gardot | Royal Festival Hall


Dhafer Youssef « Digital Africa » featuring Ballaké Sissoko & Eivind Aarset | Barbican


The Vernon Spring & Friends | Kings Place Hall One


Bendik Giske | Kings Place Hall Two

 

 


Serious is one of the UK’s leading producers of live jazz, international and new music through concerts, festivals, tours, digital shows, talent development schemes, learning and participation programmes, and bespoke events for all.

 

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.

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 17/04/2022.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 17/04/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations

Peter Slavid writes;

 

Radio Playlist

 

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Tom Sochas
I don’t care
The Sorcerer
Khumbu Records


OK:KO
Anima
Liesu
WeJazz


Giuseppe Paradiso & Meridian 71
Kaizen
Parallel Dimensions
Ubuntu


Mané Fernandes
Ode to the mixtape
Enter the sQUIGG
Clean Feed


Fergus McCreadie
Landslide
Forest Floor
Edition

 

James Kitchman
Making the World disappear
First Quartet
Ubuntu

 

Punkt Vrt Plastik
Zug
Zurich Concert
Intakt

 

SomethingGiven Ensemble
Vortex
Linee Prime
Bandcamp

 

Master Oogway +Henriette Eilertsen
Heading Home (part)
Happy Village
runegrammofon

 

Pietro Paris Quartet
Split Decision
Underneath
Encore 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.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

BBC announce Jacob Collier documentary to be broadcast on May 2nd 2022.  UK tour dates to follow in June.

Monday, April 18, 2022

UK singer & multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier profiled by Alan Yentob for BBC Imagine documentary feat. Chris Martin, Stormzy, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Hans Zimmer, Mahalia, Jools Holland etc.

We have received the following press release;

 

BBC Announce Jacob Collier Documentary // Chris Martin, Stormzy, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Hans Zimmer and more to feature in ‘Jacob Collier: The Room Where It Happens’

 

BBC Documentary ‘Jacob Collier: The Room Where It Happens’ To Broadcast In May

 


Multi-Grammy-winning UK singer and multi-instrumentalist profiled by Alan Yentob for BBC Imagine documentary featuring Chris Martin, Stormzy, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Hans Zimmer, Mahalia, Jools Holland and more.

 

Collier will tour the UK in June including two nights at 5000-capacity Brixton Academy


‘Jacob Collier: The Room Where It Happens’ will TX on BBC One on May 2nd 2022

 

27-year-old UK singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier, who made history last year when he became the first UK artist of all time to have won a Grammy for each of his first four albums, will be profiled by the BBC next month for its Imagine series.


Presenting a portrait of one of the most creative musical minds of modern times, Jacob Collier: The Room Where It Happens traces Collier’s story from the early years of making music at his family home through to winning his first Grammys and embarking on his ground-breaking one-man world tour. Featuring intimate and never-before-seen footage, plus contributions from the likes of Chris Martin, Stormzy, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones and Jools Holland, the film offers a fascinating insight into the world of an artist described by Quincy Jones as “absolutely mind blowing” and by Hans Zimmer as “the Mozart of our age”.


Jacob Collier: The Room Where It Happens goes out on BBC One at 10.35pm (TBC) on Monday May 2nd and is available now on BBC Previews.

 

Collier is currently working on the 4th volume of his expansive Djesse album project and will embark on a nine-date UK tour in June which will include his biggest headline shows to date at the 5000-capacity Brixton Academy in London on Wednesday June 15th and Monday June 20th. Full world tour schedule HERE.
https://www.jacobcollier.com/tour


DJESSE UK TOUR 2022


June 3rd – Brighton – Chalk


June 4th – Bristol – O2 Academy Bristol


June 5th – Oxford – O2 Academy Oxford


June 9th – Manchester – O2 Apollo


June 10th – Gateshead – Sage Gateshead


June 11th – Glasgow – O2 Academy Glasgow


June 13th - Cambridge – Junction


June 15th – London – O2 Academy Brixton


June 20th – London – O2 Academy Brixton


In ‘Jacob Collier: The Room Where It Happens’, presenter Alan Yentob gains unique access to the extraordinary world of an astonishing musician.  This 20-something year old has managed to outdo the Beatles by winning Grammys for each of his first four albums.  As a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, singer, and arranger, we meet the superstars Jacob has collaborated with including Stormzy, Chris Martin, and film composer Hans Zimmer.  We also meet the music world legends - Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock - who believe Jacob Collier is one of the most talented musicians on the planet today.


Produced and directed by David Shulman and exec produced by Janet Lee.

BBC Radio 3 Spring 2022 Highlights.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

BBC Radio 3 celebrates live music with broadcasts from Festivals across the UK. There will also be a series of programmes celebrating the centenary of the birth of Charles Mingus. Press release att.

BBC Radio 3 celebrates live music with broadcasts from Festivals across the UK this Spring.


BBC Radio 3 Spring 2022 Highlights


BBC Radio 3 celebrates live music with broadcasts from Festivals across the UK


BBC Radio 3 reveals highlights of its schedule for Spring 2022, with a celebration of live music from UK Festivals at its heart.


Alan Davey, Controller BBC Radio 3, says: “As we gear up to unveil the return of the Proms as we know them, after two strange and uncertain years for music and the arts, we can now rejoice in the arrival of the Spring and Summer seasons, with a fantastic choice of performances happening on stages in concert halls, outdoor venues and from our studios across the UK. Passion, emotion, drama and space to reflect -  food for the heart and soul is the core of Radio 3 this Spring, with a season of exciting and stimulating programmes of music, drama, poetry and ideas.  Music and Art for Everyone - that’s the continuing spirit of BBC Radio 3 as we make sense of the world around us. “


Highlights include:

 

Broadcasts from Festivals across the UK: Hay Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, York Early Music Festival; WOMAD; and Edinburgh International Festival; with performances by (among others): BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Singers; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Chineke! Chamber Ensemble; Royal Northern Sinfonia;  The Sixteen; Takács Quartet; Magdalena Kožená; Golda Schultz; Anne Sofie von Otter;  the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists presenting a series of four lunchtime recitals live from Cheltenham Festival;  and special This Classical Life events with Jess Gillam at Hay and Latitude festival;


Drama on 3 marking the centenary of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land with a special radio performance, as part of a varied season of dramatic radio premieres including Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra in a new version with Adjoa Andoh and Tim McInnerny; Sandro Veronesi’s international bestseller The Hummingbird;  five short dramas inspired by five stories by Guy de Maupassant;  and a special Mayday broadcast of the Young’uns folk drama The Ballad Of Johnny Longstaff recorded live in their home town of Stockton-on-Tees.


A four-week Composer of the Week focus on Ralph Vaughan Williams as part of Vaughan Williams Today, and a special series of programmes across all schedules throughout May, marking the composer’s 150th anniversary, including: BBC Philharmonic and The Hallé completing the Vaughan Williams’ Symphony Cycle; and Between the Ears presenting a re-imagining of The Lark Ascending with sampled lark birdsong;


Opera on 3 presenting new productions from UK opera houses, including: Britten’s Peter Grimes and Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila from the Royal Opera House;  Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen from English National Opera; and Wagner’s Parsifal from Opera North;


Radio 3 Breakfast presenting a new week of programmes on the move, with Petroc Trelawny travelling across the Great Glen in Scotland, and exploring how landscape and history intertwine with culture and music;


The Verb marking BBC100 throughout the season with new commissions from contemporary poets paired with broadcasts of historical readings from the BBC Archives;


The Essay featuring poet Oksana Maksymchuk who co-edits Words for War, a collection of new poems from Ukraine; and other series including: Marlene Dietrich in 5 Songs and Larkin and Believing marking Philip Larkin’s centenary year with contributions from five contemporary UK poets;


Clemency Burton-Hill returning to Classical Fix for two special programmes as part of Mental Health Awareness Week; and a station-wide focus on mindfulness and nature including Lucy “Lapwing” Hodson introducing Signs of Spring as part of Sunday Breakfast; The Music & Meditation Podcast series; and a special Slow Radio dedicated to A Day in the Life of a Dog.


BBC RADIO 3 SPRING HIGHLIGHTS IN DETAIL


BBC Radio 3 at Festivals across the UK


As the festival season returns in 2022, after two years of uncertainty and cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BBC Radio 3 celebrates live music with broadcasts from:


Hay Festival: in a series of four BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts ( broadcast from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 June), New Generation Artists past and present, amongst others, present works including music by Dvořák; Maria Theresia von Paradis; Amanda Maier; Mahler; Shulamit Ran; and Britten. The series features performances by Aleksey Semenenko (violin) with Sam Haywood (piano); Mithras Piano Trio with Gary Pomeroy (viola); and soprano Ruby Hughes with Huw Watkins (piano), who perform four UK broadcast premieres of music by Leokadiya Aleksandrovna Kashperova.


A special episode Free Thinking at Hay: The Sea (Tuesday 31 May) explores the ideas of sea and ocean in a panel discussion hosted by Rana Mitter, with guests Nobel Prize-winning author Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose books have drawn on his birthplace Zanzibar and the refugees arriving at the Kent coast; climate scientist Prof Emily Shuckburgh, who worked at the British Antarctic Survey; and Joan Passey, author of Cornish Gothic, a New Generation Thinker on the scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.


Aldeburgh Festival: six Radio 3 In Concert programmes across ten days on June (Tuesday 14 to Friday 24 June) present highlights of the 73rd edition of the Aldeburgh Festival, at Snape Maltings Concert Hall in Suffolk. These include live broadcasts of performances by: BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Martyn Brabbins joined by cellist Laura van der Heijden for Walton’s Cello Concerto, and by baritone Roderick Williams and mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons for Britten’s A Time There Was; and BBC Symphony Orchestra presenting music by Knussen and Mussorgsky. Further concerts include: City of Birmingham Concert Orchestra with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja in Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.2; and New Generation Artists Timothy Ridout (viola), Alexander Gadjiev (piano),  Ema Nikolovska (mezzo-soprano), Kunal Lahiry (piano), and the Quatuor Arod giving three morning concerts at the Britten Studio, recorded for future broadcast on Radio 3.


In Tune Special is live from Aldeburgh (Friday 17 June) and New Music Show broadcasts the premiere of Tom Coult’s new opera Violet (Saturday 18 June) as captured at the Festival.


Cheltenham Festival: introduced by Ian Skelly, a week of live Radio 3 Lunchtime concerts (Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 July) spotlights New Generation Artists, with mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston (mezzo soprano); pianists Kunal Lahiry, Tom Borrow, and Alexander Gadjiev; Johan Dalene (violin); and the Quatuor Arod in repertoire from the Baroque to contemporary, including works by Purcell, Brahms, Britten, Mahler, Messiaen, Weir, Ravel, Copland, Boulanger, and Stravinsky among others.


York Early Music Festival: BBC Radio 3 In Concert presents The Sixteen with Harry Christophers in a special exploration of choral repertoire Choral Pilgrimage 2022: Author of Light (Tuesday 12 July); and a live broadcast of Gabrieli’s A Venetian Coronation by Gabrieli Consort & Players led by Paul McCreesh (Wednesday 13 July).


This Classical Life at UK Festivals


Saxophonist and broadcaster Jess Gillam takes her award-winning Radio 3 programme This Classical Life – where she is joined by other musicians to discuss and suggest their favourite tracks from across the musical spectrum – on the road to UK festivals for the first time. She will be sitting down for a listening party with festival audiences to chat about the music they love most from any era, genre or style.
At a special edition recorded at Hay Festival on 30th May, her guest is acclaimed trumpeter Alison Balsom (broadcast on Saturday 4 June); and at Latitude Festival on 24th July the show will be staged at The Listening Post with a live audience of festival goers (broadcast on Saturday 30 July).

The Spring schedule also includes two This Classical Life: Live events, where Jess Gillam brings her show to life with two concerts featuring a host of musical stars at The Old Woollen in Leeds on 25th May with the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Ellie Slorach (guests include: pianist and composer Belle Chen; and multi-instrumentalist and composer Erland Cooper – broadcast on Radio 3 In Concert, Wednesday 5 July); and at Alexandra Palace Theatre in London on 21st June, with the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Jonathan Bloxham (guests include: trumpeter and former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Simon Höfele; soprano Ella Taylor; and Award-winning composer, arranger and saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi speaking to Gillam on-stage, and the BBC Concert Orchestra performing one of Cassie’s orchestral pieces – broadcast on Radio 3 In Concert, Sunday 10 July).


WOMAD: BBC Radio 3 celebrates WOMAD at 40 with a weekend of special broadcasts, including performances by some of the headline acts, introduced by Lopa Kothari (Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 July). Details will be announced in due course.


Edinburgh International Festival: live weekday broadcasts (Monday 8 to Friday 26 August) in a special EIF slot, feature performances by some of the best-known names on the classical music scene, such as mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter; Chineke! Chamber Ensemble; Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble with Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Takács Quartet; Golda Schultz; and mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená; amongst others.


OTHER MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS


BBC Radio 3’s special month of programming Vaughan Williams Today celebrates the composer at 150 with a twenty-hour Composer of the Week series (Monday 2 – Friday 27 May)


Throughout May, BBC Radio 3 continues its focus on Ralph Vaughan Williams with Vaughan Williams Today – a series of special programmes which started in March 2022, marking 150 years since the composer’s birth on 12 October 1872. At the heart of the celebration, Donald Macleod presents an in-depth survey of Vaughan Williams’ life and music in a four-week Composer of the Week edition.  With contributions from guests including pianist and academic Ceri Owen, conductor Martyn Brabbins, and musicologist Eric Saylor, the episodes reassess the composer’s impact on British musical life, with discussions illustrated by playlists including much-loved pieces such as The Lark Ascending, as well as lesser-known works such as Vaughan Williams’ early Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra.


In April and May, Vaughan Williams Today also includes BBC Radio 3 In Concert broadcasts of performances by BBC Philharmonic and the Hallé, as they join forces at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall to complete the cycle of Vaughan Williams’ symphonies – which started in March 2022. BBC Philharmonic, with conductor John Wilson, is joined by soprano Sarah Fox and the Ladies of the Manchester Choir for Sinfonia antartica and A London Symphony (Tuesday 12 April); Wilson returns to the podium for Symphony No. 9 with the Hallé  (Thursday 21 April), and Manchester’s ensemble is led by Sir Mark Elder in the last two performances of the cycle: Symphony No. 6 and A Sea Symphony with soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha and baritone Roderick Williams (Tuesday 3 May); and Symphony No. 8 closing the cycle on Thursday 12 May.


Also part of Vaughan Williams Today in May are: Petroc Trelawny on Breakfast delving into the composer’s passion for collecting English folksongs (from Monday 2 May for two weeks);  Martin Handley on Sunday Breakfast focusing on the Vaughan Williams-edited version of The English Hymnal (Sunday 1 to Sunday 29 May); Between The Ears: The Lark Descending featuring Hinako Omori’s new electronic re-imagining of Vaughan Williams’ beloved piece, where the lark’s own song is sampled to perform the renowned violin solo, and narrator and contributor Lucy ‘Lapwing’ Hodson leading violinist Jennifer Pike out onto the heathland at Leith Hill Place to hear the larks nesting there (Sunday 29 May); In Tune Mixtape presenting special Vaughan Williams-inspired playlists using works by the composer, or inspired by him (Monday 9 to Friday 13 May); Record Review’s Building a Library focusing on Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 4 (Saturday 14 May); Essential Classics devoting five Essential Moments to Vaughan Williams (Monday 23 to Friday 27 May); and Opera on 3 presenting an archive performance of the opera Sir John in Love first broadcast from English National Opera in 2006 (Saturday 14 May).


Opera on 3 broadcasts new productions from some of the UK’s most prestigious opera houses
Giving listeners a place in the front row at some of the country’s most prestigious opera houses for their much-anticipated new productions, Opera on 3 presents: from London’s Royal Opera House, Britten’s Peter Grimes featuring Allan Clayton in the title role, Bryn Terfel as Captain Balstrode, Maria Bengtsson as Ellen Orford, and Sir John Tomlinson as Swallow (Saturday 23 April); and Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila with conductor Antonio Pappano leading Elīna Garanča as Dalila and SeokJong Baek as Samson (Saturday 25 June); from London’s English National Opera, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen with Sally Matthews as the Vixen and Pumeza Matshikiza as the Fox, as part of a cast led by Martyn Brabbins (Saturday 18 June); and from Leeds’ Opera North, a concert performance of Wagner’s Parsifal with conductor Richard Farnes and a cast including Toby Spence in the title role and Katarina Karnéus as Kundry (Saturday 2 July).


BBC Performing Groups


BBC Singers
A Choral Pilgrimage with Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin, including music by Joby Talbot and a brand new collaboration between Joanna Marsh and electronics artist Glenn Scott (BBC Radio 3 In Concert, Friday 20 May);


BBC Symphony Orchestra
The ensemble is live from London’s Barbican Centre with conductor Ryan Wigglesworth, presenting a programme including the UK premiere of Tristan Murail’s BBC co-commission Piano Concerto, L’œil du cyclone with pianist François- Frédéric Guy; and with conductor Alpesh Chauhan for the closing concert in the orchestra’s 2021-22 Barbican season, presenting the world premiere of Richard Baker’s BBC commission The Price of Curiosity; Rachmaninov’s Fantasy on a Theme of Paganini with pianist Stephen Hough; and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 (Radio 3 In Concert, Friday 27 May).
The Spring season also includes a performance recorded at London’s Barbican Centre, led by Nathalie Stuzmann, including Brahms’s Naïne, with the BBC Symphony Chorus; and Tchiakovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Pathétique (Radio 3 In Concert, Tuesday 31 May).


BBC Concert Orchestra
The ensemble is live from King’s College, Cambridge on Good Friday, led by conductor Daniel Hyde, in a programme featuring Haydn’s Symphony no. 26 in D minor, Hob. I:26 Lamentatione and Mozart’s Mass in C minor, K427 with sopranos Carolyn Sampson and Ruby Hughes; tenor Daniel Norman; bass David Shipley; and the Philharmonia Chorus (Radio 3 In Concert, Friday 15 April) .


BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The ensemble’s annual festival devoted to new and experimental music Tectonics –
co-curated by the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov with Alasdair Campbell (Counterflows)  - returns to a live format after two editions on-line only due to the COVID pandemic. Events take place in Glasgow’s City Halls and Old Fruitmarket on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May, including a focus on Glasgow-based electronic music pioneer Janet Beat; five world premieres including BBC commissions from Pascale Criton, Joanna Ward and Amber Preistley, and new works by Cassandra Miller and Silvia Tarozzi and James Weeks; collaborations between sound artist and producer Russell Haswell and viola player Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh, and bassist Joëlle Léandre with artist and musician Douglas R Ewart; and Japan-based sound artist FUJI||||||||||TA aka Yosuke Fujita in residence in the City Halls’ Recital Room all weekend (highlights of the festival are broadcast on New Music Show on Saturday 7 May).
Radio 3 in Concert presents a live broadcast of the culmination of the ensemble’s Nielsen Symphony Cycle, with Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard leading the First and Fourth Symphonies with the orchestra’s Artist in Association Jörg Widmann playing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto (Thursday 19 May).

 

Mingus at 100
On Easter weekend,  BBC Radio 3 marks the 100th anniversary of trailblazing double bassist, composer, bandleader, and all-round musical icon Charles Mingus, who was born on 22nd April 1922.
In J to Z, Julian Joseph pays tribute Mingus’ remarkable talent and examines his lasting impact on the jazz world, playing recordings from across his career, including some recently unearthed live material. He’s joined by one of the musicians who knew Mingus best: altoist Charles McPherson. A long-standing friend and close collaborator during the 1960s and 70s, McPherson shares stories from their time together and insights into Mingus’ genius (Saturday 16 April). And on Easter Sunday, 17 April, on Freeness Corey Mwamba shares the most adventurous records from across Mingus’ decades-long career, such as Mingus Ah Um, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady and Mingus Plays Piano, and is joined by Mingus’ son, Eric to pay tribute to his enduring legacy of inventiveness and creativity; and Jazz Record Requests has a programme packed with requests from listeners and some big jazz names for their favourite Mingus tracks.


Anoushka Shankar’s Guide to Indian Classical Music (Sunday 8, 15, and 22 May)
Celebrated sitar player, composer, and producer Anoushka Shankar takes listeners on a journey to tell the story of Indian classical music and what makes it ‘classical’. With roots thousands of years ago in the Vedic traditions of Hinduism and the dynasties and kingdoms that covered what is now modern day South Asia, Anoushka explores these ancient Hindu and Sanskrit roots, presenting the distinct traditions of Northern ‘Hindustani’ music, with its emphasis on improvisation, and its more composed Southern ‘Carnatic’ counterpart. She also shines a light on ragas and talas and the instruments, and through her own family’s deep involvement, brings a personal perspective on how these traditions have developed over the centuries, influencing other musical genres in the world along the way.


Composed with Emeli Sandé (until Sunday 24 June)
A brand-new weekly music mix show for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Sounds fronted by Emeli Sandé, with the BRIT and MOBO award-winning musician exploring the music that brings her strength and inspiration. Delving into her own private record collection, this intimate show highlights the classical music Emeli connected with during lockdown alongside her favourite pop and electronic music.


New Music Show – New Music Biennial (Saturday 30 April to Saturday 2 July)
All the works featured in this year’s New Music Biennial (PRS Foundation and Southbank Centre’s free festival comprising 20 pieces of music: ten brand new works selected from an open call and ten pre-existing New Music Biennial works from across the last 10 years to mark its launch back in 2012) will be broadcast across BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show at 10pm every Saturday evening from April to July. Programmes will include new works recorded in Coventry (where the festival will be from 22 to 24 April) and previously commissioned works – ahead of the festival’s culmination at London’s Southbank Centre 1-3 July.
Broadcast as part of the new works, the BBC Concert Orchestra presents the world premiere of Philip Herbert’s BBC CO commission Towards Renewal, reflecting on what it would be like to move towards building a world without Covid as well as accepting the nature of our present reality.  The ensemble is also featured amongst the broadcasts of previously-commissioned works with Gazelle Twin’s The Power and the Glory, commissioned by the BBC CO for New Music Biennial 2019 and a collaboration between composer, producer and musician Gazelle Twin and composer Max de Wardener, bringing a blend of traditional musical concepts and futuristic pop from her album Pastoral to the full forces of the BBC Concert Orchestra.


MINDFULNESS AND NATURE


Clemency Burton-Hill returns to BBC Radio 3 to present two special editions of Classical Fix tied in with Mental Health Awareness Week (Sunday 1 and Sunday 8 May)
Celebrated broadcaster Clemency Burton-Hill makes a welcome return to BBC Radio 3 to host two special editions of the award-winning podcast Classical Fix, talking to her guests about the playlists she’s made for them and exploring the effects of music on mental health (broadcast on Sunday 1 and Sunday 8 May).
The two programmes are part of a station-wide focus on the 2022 Mental Health Awareness Week (Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May). Other BBC Radio 3 programmes marking the Week are Music Matters which will be discussing musicians’ mental health and Free Thinking looking at ASMR.


BBC Radio 3 this Spring also presents programming inspired by mindfulness and nature, including: Sunday Breakfast’s Signs of Spring with naturalist and conservationist Lucy “Lapwing” Hodson exploring woodlands and gardens, and highlighting the sounds of birds and sights of flowers and plants which signal the arrival of the Spring season (until Sunday 8 May); a special Slow Radio moment following 15-year-old Labrador Honey’s day (A Day in the Life of a Dog, Sunday 3 July);  and The Music & Meditation Podcast with Mercury-nominated singer and songwriter Nao presenting the ultimate therapeutic podcast series, combining music and meditation to help listeners deal with the stresses and strains of every-day life. Episodes range from FOMO to body positivity, through to dealing with loneliness and trusting your instincts, with a carefully curated classical soundtrack featuring some of the UK’s most talented up-and-coming composers, and new music performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and commissioned especially for the podcast (weekly from Sunday 15 May and on BBC Sounds from w/c 9 May). Essential Classics on BBC Radio 3 presents five Slow Moments featuring five of the pieces specially-commissioned for the podcast – by composers Belle Chen; Lucy Walker, Sam Rapley, Kristina Arakelyan and Lloyd Coleman (Monday 9 – Friday 13 May).


OTHER FORTHCOMING HIGHLIGHTS


Radio 3 Breakfast follows the Great Glen (Monday 6 – Friday 10 June)
Petroc Trelawny presents the latest instalment of his weeks of Radio 3 Breakfast on the road, travelling the Great Glen in Scotland as it cuts through the Highlands from north east to south west.  Beginning at Cromarty, looking out to the Moray Firth towards Scandinavia, and ending in Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull looking out into Iona and across the Atlantic Ocean, Petroc travels along the ‘Great Fault’ - a geological fault line pulling the top of the country north eastwards.  Along the way travelling by Loch Ness, the Caledonian Canal and through Oban, he meets locals who help tell the story of how landscape and history intertwine to make culture and music.


Drama on 3 marks the centenary of T.S Eliot The Waste Land with a new radio performance (Sunday 10 July)
Marking the centenary of T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land, which was published in December 1922, Drama on 3 presents He Do The Waste Land in Different Voices, a new radio performance of the 20th century poetic masterpiece. In this, the text has been studied as a piece of drama, with no narrative imposed on the poem, just a representation of the collection of voices within it. Featuring award-winning sound designer David Thomas, this is a faithful but creative response to T. S. Eliot’s monumental poem. Sound is carefully selected to create a sense of a fractured time, with whispers of catastrophes across the twentieth and twenty first century, capturing a real sense of the unease of the post-WW1 period (when Eliot wrote the poem), and of our times.  It is recorded on location in binaural sound.
The programme is preceded by a feature about the poem, with contributions by leading Eliot scholars Dr Lyndall Gordon, Professor Seamus Perry, Professor Mark Ford and Professor Steven Connor, and taking listeners into the Eliot archive.


Other premieres of radio adaptations on Drama on 3


This Spring, Drama on 3 also premieres special new radio adaptations of masterpieces of British and international theatre and literature. Amongst them: Shakespeare’s classic war drama Antony and Cleopatra, adapted and directed by Neil Bartlett,  with stellar performances from Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury in Bridgerton) as Cleopatra, and Tim McInnerny as Antony (Sunday 24 April);  a new radio dramatisation of the bestselling novel The Hummingbird by Sandro Veronesi, produced by The Story of Books and adapted and directed by John Retallack with sound design by Jon Nicholls, featuring Paul Ansdell as The Author, Simon Lenagan as Marco, Caroline Faber as Luisa, and Dan Krikler as Dr Carradori (Sunday 22 May); and Tales From The 17th Arrondissement [W/T] presenting five beguiling dramas by Simon Scardifield inspired by the stories of French writer and bon-viveur, Guy de Maupassant, and focusing on the autobiographically tinged stories A Strange Night in Paris, Mouche, Laid To Rest, Cockcrow and Le Horla (Monday 13 – Friday 17 June).


Marking May Day, award-winning North East folk band The Young’uns present their production of The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, recorded in front of a live audience in their hometown of Stockton-on-Tees. This is the true story of one man’s journey from unemployment, through the Hunger Marches of the 1930s, the mass trespass movement and the Battle of Cable Street, to fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War (Sunday 1 May).


Something Old, Something New – The Verb’s Centenary Poetry Series
Marking the BBC’s relationship with poets and poetry in the corporation’s centenary year,  which through the decades has seen on air contributions from the voices of T.S. Eliot, Stevie Smith, Dylan Thomas, Seamus Heaney, Sylvia Plath, and Kamau Brathwaite amongst others, Radio 3’s poetry and language programme The Verb, presented by Ian McMillan, broadcasts new commissions by thirty-eight contemporary poets (Glyn Maxwell, Moniza Alvi, Luke Wright, Daljit Nagra and Liz Berry amongst them). This new collection of poetry taking snapshots of the present is accompanied by poems from the archive in every episode over the next year. 


The BBC is working with the Poetry Archive and the University of East Anglia to create a new centenary archive: 100 years of BBC & Poetry.


Sunday Feature and Between the Ears
In Primitivism of Primitivism art critic Alastair Sooke surveys the history and relevance of the movement known as primitivism, in the light of the debate on the re-appraisal of museum and gallery collections (Sunday 8 May); in NOISE comedian and broadcaster Jon Holmes goes on a sonic trip through our on-hold, automated world, with contributions from members of the public venting their tales of automated woe, and ‘content creators’ voicing their side of the story (for example Emma Clarke, the voice of Mind The Gap), with the programme culminating in a transformation of these sounds into a musical composition that sublimates the everyday into art (Tuesday 10 May); In the Footsteps of Beryl the Boot is a tribute to foley artist Beryl Mortimer piecing together sonic fragments, soundtrack and biography to evoke her figure, with audio cameos from a range of women who’ve followed audibly in her footsteps (Sunday 22 May);  in Thomas La Rue Jones, The Black Cantor, Maria Margaronis leads listeners through the life and music of the African-American tenor famous as the Black Cantor, in the synagogues and Yiddish theatres of 1920s Newark and Harlem, with award-winning music producer and author Henry Sapoznik, who rediscovered his forgotten story (Sunday 3 July).


The Essay
Poet Oksana Maksymchuk co-edits Words for War, a collection of essays and poems from Ukraine (from Monday 18 April); on the 30th anniversary of her death, Marlene Dietrich in 5 Songs explores the life and myth of the celebrated film icon in five musical moments (from Monday 9 May); in Poetic Provocations, award-winning poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist and designer Inua Ellams shares his personal journey into creating work using a selection of poems from his latest collection, The Actual – exploring themes such as Rudyard Kipling’s legacy, rapper Tupac Shakur, basketball, and Kenyan barbershops (from Monday 16 May);  Adrian Edmondson- Signs of Life sees a second series from the comedian, actor and writer Edmondson reflecting on personal and career highs, and lows (from Monday 23 May); and Larkin and Believing marks Philip Larkin’s centenary year with five contemporary UK poets (Raymond Antrobus; Jean Sprackland; Helen Mort; Vidyan Ravinthiran; and Sinéad Morrissey) taking a short poem by the English poet as their starting point for a series of radio essays on faith, belief and the spiritual (from Monday 11 July).


Composer of the Week
Composer of the Week focuses on “one hit wonders” of classical music (from Monday 18 April) and a Tour de France-linked series of fifteen programmes spanning three weeks explores French composers Rameau, Hélène de Montergoult and Ravel (from Monday 4 July for three weeks).  Other composes featured this Spring include: Handel; Dvořák; Victoria; Beethoven; Monteverdi; with a week dedicated to 19th century French ballet music.


Free Thinking
This Spring, Free Thinking explores a range of topics including the works of Shakespeare (Wednesday 20 April); May Day rituals (Thursday 28 April); the Tudors (Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 May); Modernism; Bastille Day; and Rana Mitter in discussion with the authors shortlisted for The Wolfson History Prize 2022 (Tuesday 7 June).


Inside Music
This Spring,  Radio 3’s weekly series where guests from a variety of musical backgrounds explore a selection of music, features: pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Saturday 23 April); Julian Lloyd-Webber (Saturday 21 May); accordionist Ksenija Sidorova (Saturday 28 May); and soprano Mary Bevan (Saturday 25 June) amongst others.


Private Passions
Michael Berkeley’s guests sharing their musical passions and revealing which pieces bring them joy and sustain them through hard times include: ornithologist Tim Birkhead (17 April); fashion designer Osman Yousefzada (1 May); doctor Waheed Arian (15 May); musician and broadcaster Jarvis Cocker (29 May); former lady-in-waiting Anne Glenconner (5 June);  author Francesca Simon (12 June); and psychotherapist Gwen Adshead (3 July)  among others.

 

 

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From classical music to arts discussion, documentaries to essays, drama to sound art, video games and film music, to jazz, world, ambient, electronic and the avant-garde, there is a Radio 3 for everybody – we welcome you to join us on BBC Sounds, DAB, online, and on FM.

 

Nigel Price’s letter to Nadine Dorries.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Musician Nigel Price has written to Nadine Dorries, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. His letter addresses the lack of Government financial support for grass roots jazz venues.

Nigel Price has written to the jazz media;


Hello,
Nigel Price here.
I would like this letter to Nadine Dorries to be brought to the attention of as many people as possible and I’d therefore be really pleased if you’d consider publishing it.
I don’t feel that this information should be treated exclusively by any single publication as it involves us all, and that route may have only served to restrict its reach, so I’ve sent this out to as many potential media outlets as I can think of.
I’ll also be publishing it on social media.
I’ll update you in future with a proper press release but for now, I think that many jazz promoters, musicians and fans would like to be made aware of this original appeal for help as an undiluted, stand alone piece.
I hope you concur and will make it available to your readership.
Huge thanks and kindest regards
Nigel Price
(Trouble maker in chief)

 

On 17th February 2022 I sent a letter, endorsed by 68 other previous Parliamentary Jazz Award recipients, including Dame Cleo Laine DBE, to Nadine Dorries - the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.
The letter clearly details the present alarming situation that has caused a serious lack of funding of the UK’s grassroots jazz infrastructure and is an appeal for intervention to ensure that financial support for this vital part of our heritage is not overlooked in the Government’s well documented push to kick start the Arts following the pandemic.


The letter addresses these key points:
1. Lack of accessibility to funding to those without dedicated premises and/or company status.
2. Disparity in funding between large and small venues.
3. The fiercely competitive nature of the Arts Council bidding process leading to a higher incidence failure amongst grassroots promoters.
4. The urgent need for a simpler process in order to get help to these smaller venues.


The full text of Nigel Price’s letter, together with a list of supporting signatories appears below;



Rt Hon Nadine Dorries MP
Secretary of State
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
100 Parliament Street
London
SW1A 2BQ


17th February 2022


Dear Secretary of State


My name is Nigel Price. I am a prominent UK jazz guitarist and previous APPJAG award recipient.


I write to you to today, with the support of another 68 Parliamentary Jazz Award recipients, led by Dame Cleo Laine, to inform you of the alarming financial state of many of the UK’s grass roots jazz venues as we move into 2022.


The funds recently allocated via the ‘Cultural Recovery Fund’ and the ‘Emergency Grassroots Venues Fund’ has simply NOT REACHED grassroots venues. We have already seen several clubs close their doors permanently and the future of dozens of others is now hanging by a thread.


We cannot allow this vital part of our heritage to be eroded.


The issue is very specific. Without permanent premises or company status, any application to Arts Council England’s current Cultural Recovery Fund or the Emergency Grass Roots Venues Fund is prohibited. Around 90% of UK jazz venues therefore do not qualify for any financial assistance. It should be noted that this includes many actual Parliamentary Jazz Award winners. This is surely not a workable scenario and needs to be addressed.


Project grants are permitted for these promoters but there is a further problem. The brave souls who run these provincial jazz clubs have absolutely zero experience in the world of funding and Arts Council England (ACE) applications. I myself know how tough these applications are; having toured the UK with ACE support nine times. I have failed more times than I have succeeded. Whilst ‘on the road’ I have had many conversations with these amazing people, and those who have previously attempted ACE applications all say roughly the same thing – “It was horrendously difficult, took forever to complete and we didn’t get the money anyway.”


Even if promoters manage to get a bid of their own submitted, they are extremely unlikely to succeed because they are then in direct and fierce competition with professional bid writers, who are often employed by larger establishments to ensure a successful outcome.


Paul Kelly, Director of Swanage Jazz Festival and an experienced bid writer illustrates this in detail:
“Let’s Create, Arts Council England’s ambitious 10 Year strategy published in 2021, has a bold vision. ‘By 2030, we want creative nation in which every one of us can play a part. England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where every one of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences.’
Let’s Create is built around three outcomes – Creative People, Cultural Communities and A Creative and Cultural Country.  A key means of delivering this outcome lies in Arts Council England’s (ACE) grant funding, access too much of which is via Grantium, its online grants application system. Grantium has long been disliked by applicants for its complexity and even some Arts Council Officers have expressed reservations.  When ACE released its Let’s Create Delivery Plan late in 2021 and revised its funding criteria, some of us hoped it might also reform Grantium and make it more user friendly.
Not so;  Grantium has become even more complex, even to the experienced fundraiser, and very little of it directly refers to the creative idea that is being bid for.  This sits at odds with ACE’s strategic objective of creating a nation “in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish”.  Rather than encourage diversity, access and creative development, Grantium is highly likely to deter potential applicants, especially at the grassroots, especially where relatively small amounts of funding can make a huge difference to both non-profit voluntary organisation and the often many professional artists they employ or who wish to bid for funds themselves. The sheer complexity of the 45 page, 24 section Grantium form deters those who want to deliver creative projects and employ professional artists, with need of only modest amounts of funding. It is these people, many of whom willingly give their time for free, on which the bedrock of creative activity in England is built. If this country’s arts and culture are to thrive, Grantium needs urgent reform.”


A scan down the list of past recipients of the Cultural Recovery Fund tells you that those successful applicants now have a very secure future. That’s brilliant. In stark contrast, those who were unsuccessful or indeed unable to ask for help have been left with absolutely nothing and face a bleak and rocky road ahead of them. Can you imagine the state of morale amongst these people? Typically a club will be run by an individual or small committee who, driven by their passion for the music, often soak up financial shortfalls with their own money. 

 

This from Simon Brown, Director of Norwich Jazz Club:
“I continue to run Norwich Jazz Club out of a desire to perform and to advocate the music I love - but which I’ve come to feel is a faintly naïve qualification when in order to succeed (at least in the current climate) your best qualification is as a professional funding applicant. Each gig I stage now generally falls slightly short of washing its face and I underwrite the losses out of my own pocket. With the background cost of living on the rise it’s probably not a position I’ll be able to maintain for much longer.”


This next illustration is from Julie Sheppard, Director of ‘Jazz Jurassica’ Lyme Regis.
“The regional jazz circuit relies on a band of volunteer promoters operating out of a variety of local venues. They have little support for the vital work they do - and many will soon “retire” with little sign of who will replace them. If jazz is to thrive outside the big metropolitan centres then this fragile part of the ecosystem needs bolstering. Where will that support come from?  Arts Council? Jazz Promotion Network?  Local councils? And who is giving voice to their challenges and needs?”


Promoters all over the country are echoing these sentiments. Make no mistake. We are in very real danger of losing a valuable part of our heritage.


Throughout the pandemic, limits on audience capacity and fear of infection have battered an already struggling industry. Without some assistance we are going to see more casualties very soon. Just in the last few weeks we have seen clubs throw in the towel: Peterborough Jazz, Herts jazz, Folkestone Jazz Club, Shepperton Jazz Club. Who’s next? The regional UK jazz clubs are the very arteries that supply the veins of larger clubs. Legendary venues like Ronnie Scott’s wouldn’t even exist without this utterly essential infrastructure. Young up and coming musicians gain the invaluable experience they need by playing at these clubs and we risk losing them at our peril. In very real terms this means that the future of UK jazz is under threat. If we don’t act now then we will have a very stark future.


Putting art and culture aside for a second, it’s also worth recognising that the revenue from UK jazz is without doubt of significant value to the UK economy.


My view is that this situation could actually be rectified quite simply. One solution is to create a ‘proper’ grassroots fund that will go further than the recent ACE fund by specifically supporting clubs that hold events in non-dedicated premises, and hold no company status. If such a fund were to be created it is an absolute requirement that the form will have to be simpler. The applications would be made by regular, ordinary people. Not professional bid writers. Without these kinds of concessions their applications will fail.


I hope I have put across the message clearly and that this letter will encourage a meaningful response. I have copied this letter to Darren Henley, CEO Arts Council England and the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group for discussion amongst APPJAG members and their colleagues in both Houses of Parliament.


Without immediate action the face of the UK jazz scene will irrevocably change for the worse.


I have personally invited other past recipients of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards to add their signatures to this letter and the response has been nothing short of overwhelming, with other respected figures within the UK Jazz scene also volunteering their support below.


We implore you to help us keep the music we all love alive here on these islands by making funding more available and attainable for grassroots venues.


Yours sincerely
Nigel Price - 2010 APPJAG Ensemble of the year
(Nigel Price Organ Trio)


With the support of Parliamentary Jazz Award recipients:


Dame Cleo Laine DBE - Services to Jazz Award (2009)


Claire Martin OBE – Jazz Album of the Year (2021)


Guy Barker MBE - Jazz Musician of the Year (2013)


Dr Tommy Smith OBE – Jazz Education of the Year (2016)


Cleveland Watkiss MBE – Jazz Vocalist of the Year (2017)


Julian Joseph OBE – Jazz Broadcaster of the year (2006)


Dennis Rollins MBE – Jazz Educator of the Year (2008)


Elaine Delmar – Parliamentary Special Jazz Award (2013)


Alyn Shipton – Jazz Broadcaster of the Year (2010)


Dr Ian Darrington MBE - Jazz Educator of the Year (2011)


John Eno BEM – Jazz Education of the Year (2020)


Chris Hodgkins - Services to Jazz Award (2015)


Ian Shaw - Jazz Vocalist of the Year (2018)


Liane Carroll - Jazz Album of the Year (2018)


Xhosa Cole – Jazz Newcomer of the Year (2019)


Mike Flynn, Jazzwise - Jazz Publication of the Year (2010)


Jean Toussaint - Jazz Education of the Year Award (2018)


Callum Au - Jazz Album of the Year (2021)


Empirical - Jazz Ensemble of the year (2008)


Tony Kofi - Jazz Ensemble of the Year (2005)


Georgia Mancio - Jazz Vocalist of the Year (2021)


Paul Pace -  Services to Jazz Award (2008)


Phil Robson – Jazz Musician of the Year (2009)


Mark Lockheart - Jazz Musician of the Year (2010)


Gareth Lockrane - Jazz Album of the Year (2010)


Kathy Dyson - Jazz Educator of the Year Award (2010)


Zoe Champion - Jazz Vocalist of the Year (2019


Kate Williams (& Georgia Mancio) - Jazz Album of the Year (2020)


Pete Oxley, the Spin, Oxford - APPJAG Live Jazz Award of the Year (2012)


John Turville – Jazz Album of the Year (2011)


Alison Rayner - Jazz Ensemble of the Year (2018)


Emilia Martensson - Jazz Vocalist of the Year (2016)


Jasper Hoiby - Jazz Ensemble of the Year (2017)


Professor Catherine Tackley – Jazz Publication of the Year (2013)


Luca Manning - 2020 Jazz Newcomer of the Year (2020)


Christine Tobin - Jazz Vocalist of the Year (2014)


Henry Lowther - 2019 Parliamentary Special Jazz Award (2019)


Nick Smart - Jazz Education of the Year Award (2013)


Tim Garland - 2006 Jazz Musician of the Year (2006)


Jim Mullen - 2017 Parliamentary Special Award (2017)


Mike Walker, Impossible Gentlemen - Jazz Ensemble of the Year (2013)


Phil Meadows - Jazz Newcomer of the Year (2015)


Nikki Iles – Jazz Album of the Year (2019)


Paul Hobbs/Kathryn Shackleton, Watermill Jazz, Dorking – Jazz Venue of the Year (2019)


Paul Deats, Peggy’s Skylight, Nottingham –  Jazz Venue of the Year (2021)


Brian Kellock – Jazz Ensemble of the Year (2011)


Joanna Mayes, St Ives – Jazz Venue of the year (2015)


Dr Corey Mwamba –  Jazz Media Award (2020)


Fergus McCreadie – Jazz Album of the Year (2019)


Ryan Quigley – Jazz Ensemble of the Year (2009)


Sam Crockatt –  Jazz Album of the Year (2009)


Ross Dines, Pizza Express, London –  Jazz Venue of the Year (2007)


Ian Mann, The Jazzmann –  Jazz Media Award (2019)


Pete Rosser and Judith Waterhouse, Wakefield Jazz Club – Jazz Venue of the Year (2005)


Fiona Ross, Women In Jazz Media –  Jazz Media Award (2021)


Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here –  Jazz Media Award (2018)


Jill Rodger – Services to Jazz Award (2018)


Jon Newey,/Jazzwise – Jazz Journalist of the year (2012)


Peter Fairman, Fleece Jazz – Jazz Venue of the Year (2009)


Gill Alexander – Jazz Venue of the Year (2008)


Simon Purcell – Jazz Educator of the Year (2006)


Sebastian Scotney, Jazz London News – Jazz Publication of the Year (2015)


Kevin Le Gendre – Jazz Journalist of the Year (2009)


Josephine Davies – Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year (2009)


Digby Fairweather – Special Award (2021)


Stuart Nicholson – Jazz Journalist of the year (2007)


Debra Milne – Lockdown Innovation Award, The Globe, Newcastle (2021)


Buster Birch – Jazz Education award, Original Jazz Summer School (2021)


Other signatories:


Clark Tracey BEM (for music promotion) – for Herts Jazz (recently closed)


Jacqui Dankworth


Alec Dankworth


Laurie Jacobs - Peterborough Jazz Club (recently closed)


Simon Brown - Norwich Jazz Club


Julie Sheppard - Jazz Jurassica


Paul Kelly - Swanage Jazz Festival


Trefor Owen - North Wales Jazz (recently closed)


Ashley Slater - for ‘Loose Tubes’


Clive Davies – Times Journalist


CC Executive Committee of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group: John Spellar MP, Lord Mann, Lord Colwyn, Lord Alton, Greg Knight MP, Alison Thewliss MP, Chi Onwurah MP, Ian Paisley MP, Sarah Champion MP, Chris Hodgkins (Secretary).
Darren Henley, CEO. Arts Council England

 

IAN ADDS;


As a signatory to Nigel’s letter I am more than happy to support his campaign and to publish his original letter in full.

 

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 10/04/2022.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 10/04/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist

 

First broadcast last Sunday 10th April 2022 and available now on mixcloud and camp radio

 

Yang
Unisson
Designed for Disaster
Cuneiform


Hugo Carvalhais
Neural Flandres
Ascetica
Clean Feed


Cairo Jazz Station
Orient Espresso
Cairo Jazz Station
Outthere


Human Pieces
Neon Eyes
Human Pieces
Leo


Zaitz & Kavuma
Round Midnight
Back to Back
Banger Factory


New York Duo
A shade of Jade
Higher Perception
Mons records


URUK
Inanna Ishtar
Âme (live at Artacts)
Trost


Steffen Brix
Cosmic Jazz
Chorus Jazz
amm


Gabriele di Franco-Francesco Negro
Terra
Synolon
Workin Label

 

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.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 -  Gig List Update

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Jon Taylor of Fringe Jazz, Bristol has forwarded an updated gig schedule for the months of April, May and June 2022. Details attached.

Jon Taylor writes;

 

Fringe Jazz Bristol Gig List Update

 

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


Wednesdays 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

 

20th April  
JOHN BAGGOTT & PETE JUDGE
THE INVISIBLE APPLES Album Launch - £15


           

27 April ALEX MERRITT & STEVE FISHWICK QUINTET - £16
                Alex Merritt - Tenor Saxophone
                Steve Fishwick - Trumpet
                John Turville - Piano
                Mick Coady - Double Bass
                Matt Fishwick - Drums

 

4th May IAIN BALLAMY & JASON REBELLO QUARTET - £18
              Iain Ballamy - Sax
              Jason Rebello - Piano
              Yuri Goloubev _ Double Bass
              Mark Whitlam - Drums

 

11th May TONY ORRELL’S BIG TOP - £16
              Jake McMurchie - Sax
              John Baggott - Piano
              Dan Moore - Keyboards
              Riaan Vosloo - Bass
              Matt Brown & Tony Orrell - Drums

 


18th May   RIAAN VOSLOO OCTET
SA/BritJazz Crossing - £16        
Celebration of the influence South African Musicians and Composers had on British Jazz
              Riaan Vosloo - Double Bass
              Sam Crockett - Sax
              Nick Dover - Sax
              Ralph Clarkson - Trombone
              Nick Malcolm - Trumpet
              Martin Kolaridies - Guitar
              Dan Moore - Piano
              Dave Smith - Drums

 

25th May MATT HOPKINS & DAVE NEWTON QUARTET - £15
              Matt Hopkins - Guitar
              Dave Newton - Piano
              Will Harris - Double Bass
              Mark Whitlam - Drums

 

1st June PAUL DUNMALL QUARTET - £18
                Paul Dunmall - Saxophones
                Liam Noble - Piano
                John Edwards - Double Bass
                Mark Saunders - Drums

 


8th June SISANDA MYATAZA
Songs & Stories from South Africa - £16

 

15th June     No gig this week

 

22nd June MOSCOW DRUG CLUB - £17
                Katya Gorrie - Vocals,
                Mirek Salmon - Accordion
                Jonny Bruce - Trumpet
                Will Edmunds - Guitar
                Andy Crowdy - Double Bass

 


29th June MARK LOCKHEART DREAMERS - £18
                Mark Lockheart - Saxophones
                Elliot Galvin - Piano
                Tom Herbert - Bass
                Dave Smith - Drums  

 

Ladysmith Black Mambazo plus support Muntu Valdo -  UK and Ireland tour October / November 2022.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo have re-scheduled their UK & Ireland 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 UK in October & November


SERIOUS PRESENTS:
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
+ MUNTU VALDO
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 TOUR
Bookings and more information: http://www.serious.org.uk/Mambazo

 

South African vocal powerhouse Ladysmith Black Mambazo play their first UK tour for many years


Wed 12 Oct POOLE Lighthouse


Thu 13 Oct BRISTOL St Georges


Fri 14 Oct GUILDFORD G-Live


Sat 15 Oct LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall (two shows - 2.30pm & 7.30pm)


Sun 16 Oct BRIGHTON Theatre Royal


Tue 18 Oct CANTERBURY Gulbenkian


Wed 19 Oct BASINGSTOKE Anvil


Thu 20 Oct BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion


Fri 21 Oct LONDON Alexandra Palace Theatre


Sat 22 Oct SAFFRON WALDEN Saffron Hall


Sun 23 Oct RICHMOND Theatre


Tue 25 Oct MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall


Wed 26 Oct SUNDERLAND The Fire Station


Thu 27 Oct BIRMINGHAM Town Hall


Sat 29 Oct YORK Grand Opera House


Sun 30 Oct NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal


Tue 1 Nov DUBLIN National Concert Hall *


Wed 2 Nov EDINBURGH Usher Hall

 

Since they shot to global stardom on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, Mambazo have been recognised as one of the world’s great vocal groups.


‘Truly great singing, balancing soulful ballads and traditional dance songs with exquisite and perfectly timed harmony work’ (Guardian)


Mambazo sing powerful uplifting songs with Nelson Mandela calling them ‘South Africa’s cultural ambassadors’.


‘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)


Their special guest is Cameroon-born guitarist and singer Muntu Valdo - an electrifying presence who combines loops with the blues.


‘Music to banish sadness’ (The Times)

 

* Muntu Valdo will not be performing in Dublin

For information on all Serious shows please go to http://www.serious.org.uk

The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London, latest newsletter, 08/04/2022.

Friday, April 08, 2022

The Vortex has forwarded its latest newsletter, including details of forthcoming live events.

From the Vortex newsletter;

 

News & Grooves from the Vortex Jazz Club

 

Greetings, Supporters and Friends!


Friday, the band “Twins” invite you to celebrate their birthdays. Some of you may be familiar with Scott Stroman’s work as the composer of the football-themed opera Fever Pitch, or as conductor/arranger for the London Jazz Orchestra however, on this ocassion he will be on stage as a performer with “Twin” saxophonist Martin Speake (UK). The two artists were born on the same day, half a world apart as Stroman was born in the USA. Guitarist Colin Oxley and bassist Larry Bartley join them for this lively birthday celebration.


On Saturday, A Hologram Maze led by David Austin Grey returns to the club. Grey is known for his long-standing group Hansu-Tori that emerged from the fertile Birmingham scene to much acclaim. For A Hologram Maze he is joined by fellow Brummie Xhosa Cole (sax/flute) who was crowned winner of the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018. Check out his quintet in the video below. Other members of the band are Shivraj Singh (bass) and Nathan Jones (drums). The ensemble will be performing original music penned by Grey that is deeply personal but at the same time references a common humanity.


Midweek Wednesday, a new project Phemo Quartet with composer/pianist Ashkan Layegh at the helm. The diverse backgrounds of the musicians Sam Norris (sax), Harry Ling (drums) and Gonçalo Maia Caetano (bass), puts eclecticism at the very core of the quartet’s repertoire - 70’s progressive rock, traditional Persian music, the modal jazz of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, 60’s Avant-Garde and Swiss contemporary music.


Thursday get ready for a guitar duo with Harry Christelis and Pedro Velasco who will be launching their new album Scribbling. The album comprises of original compositions by the two. The pair have described the oeuvre as their shared musical values based on their respective life experiences expressed through their interaction of listening to the other while giving space and freedom. The Jazz Mann wrote, ‘Scribbling succeeds in its intentions as the duo create a distinctive guitar / electronics generated soundworld with the emphasis on ambience, colour, texture and beauty. Each piece works as a stand alone item within the wider context of the album as a whole’. Listen to the album in the Bandcamp section below.

 

That completes the run down for the coming week. Remember all gigs are Downstairs during April while the refurb goes on upstairs.


See you at the club. Stay safe and well,
The Vortex Team

 

TWINS: SCOTT STROMAN & MARTIN SPEAKE
FRI 08 APRIL 7PM


A HOLOGRAM MAZE
SAT 09 APRIL 7/9PM


PHEMO QUARTET PERFORMS ANTI-REVELATION
WED 13 APRIL 7/9PM


HARRY CHRISTELIS & PEDRO VELASCO – ‘SCRIBBLING’ ALBUM LAUNCH
THU 14 APRIL 7/9PM


RACHAEL COHEN TRIO
FRI 15 APRIL 7/9PM

 

Recently added;


HEINEN / BARTLEY / YOUNGS
THU 21 APRIL 7/9PM


PIGFOOT
SAT 23 APRIL 7/9PM


ALINA HIPHARP QUARTET
FRI 29 APRIL 7/9PM


ARUN GHOSH
SAT 28 MAY 7/9PM

 

We always need your love and support so why not take out a membership to the club and enjoy money-off tickets and early access to tickets for popular gigs. You can join directly from our website.

 

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Vortex · 11 Gillett Square · Dalston, London, N16 8AZ ·


http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk

 

Barbican announces its new autumn/winter music season 2022.

Thursday, April 07, 2022

The Barbican has announced its music programme for Oct - Dec 2022. Jazz highlights include Ravi Coltrane's Cosmic Music and MoodSwing (Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Christin McBride, Brian Blade).

We have received the following press release;


Barbican announces details for its music programme in autumn and winter 2022, featuring the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniel Harding, the Australian Chamber Orchestra with Richard Tognetti, Allan Clayton, Alison Balsom, Iestyn Davies, Youssou N’Dour, Ravi Coltrane, The Divine Comedy, Isata Kanneh-Mason and many more

 

The Barbican today announced its autumn/winter music season (September 2022 – January 2023), featuring some of the greatest international artists and exciting collaborations, including the return of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Daniel Harding; the world premiere production of An Anatomy of Melancholy – a new theatrical experience directed by Netia Jones featuring Iestyn Davies; Samantha Ege’s Black Renaissance recital; Ravi Coltrane; Youssou N’Dour;  The Divine Comedy presenting five concerts; star trumpeter Alison Balsom in recital alongside organist Anna Lapwood; a special performance of Schubert’s Winterreise with tenor Allan Clayton alongside projections of artwork by Fred Williams; and John Wilson and the Sinfonia of London in their Barbican debut, joined by soprano Alice Coote.


At the centre of our programme will be world-class offers from our family of residents and associates: Resident Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, Associate Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Associate Ensemble, Academy of Ancient Music, Associate Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia and International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court, the Australian Chamber Orchestra with Richard Tognetti.


“We’re very fortunate at the Barbican to have been able to continue our programmes throughout the pandemic, in one way or another. This season however feels like a new beginning and it is wonderful to be able to welcome back old friends like the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from Amsterdam and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, with whom we have had such close partnerships over the years, and to present international icons such as Youssou N’Dour and Souad Massi. Our family of Resident and Associate orchestras and ensembles are the bedrock of extraordinary music making through the season, and we are now finally able to present some of the projects that were originally planned for 2020, like Netia Jones’ An Anatomy of Melancholy, a contemplation of sadness alongside the healing power of music. In looking forward to stabler times, we have invited new artists to our programme, such as electronic music duo Autechre, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, organist Anna Lapwood, and The Hermes Experiment, and look forward to various different collaborations that further broaden our unrivalled programme. I hope you can join us on this journey!” said Huw Humphreys, Head of Music at the Barbican.


Highlights of the Barbican’s music programme in autumn and winter 2022/23 include the following newly and some previously announced concerts. Full programme information can be found here.


Priority booking for the Barbican’s newly announced autumn/winter 2022/23 music season opens for Principal and Premier Patrons on 31 March 2022, Patrons on 4 April 2022, Members Plus on 6 April 2022, and Members on 7 April 2022. General booking opens on 8 April 2022. Discounted tickets are available to 14 – 25-year-olds through Young Barbican.


RESIDENCIES  


Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time – Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy sees a five-night concert-run by the band, playing two albums in full each night (31 Aug – 4 Sep)


Barbican International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director Richard Tognetti return for a three-concert-residency as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22 (27 – 29 Oct)


Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Daniel Harding perform two concerts, joined on the first night by acclaimed violinist Leonidas Kavakos (3 – 4 Nov)


SPECIAL PROJECTS


American rock band Dirty Projectors team up with s t a r g a z e collective for a special new project: Song of the Earth, reframing Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (8 Oct)


Anoushka Shankar teams up with Barbican Associate Ensemble Britten Sinfonia in their 30th birthday season, in new arrangements of her music for sitar, percussion (Manu Delago) and orchestra by conductor Jules Buckley (15 Oct)


An Anatomy of Melancholy – a new theatrical experience with live and immersive video projection, featuring countertenor Iestyn Davies, lutenist Thomas Dunford, director Netia Jones and the music of John Dowland. This world premiere production examines humanity’s relationship with melancholy – both the emotional and the scientific – and takes inspiration from the notion of art as a consolation (27 – 30 Oct)


Pianist Clare Hammond brings a sequence of fragments, last thoughts, elegies and absences by Schubert, Mozart, Wagner, Janáček, Stravinsky, Jacquet de la Guerre and Schumann, interposed with movements from John Woolrich’s Pianobooks to Barbican Cinema 1, performed alongside specially conceived images from the Quay Brothers (30 Oct)


Carducci Quartet explore the intense connection between the two Mendelssohn siblings, through the composers’ music and spoken word excerpts adapted from Myla Lichtman-Fields’s play, Fanny and Felix. (24 Nov)


Julia Holter presents her new soundtrack alongside a screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc, performed live with the Chorus of Opera North, plus Julia’s own band (25 Nov)


In Total Immersion Discovering George Walker, the BBC SO celebrates George Walker, the first African-American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize, in what would have been his 100th birthday year (26 Nov)


Black Renaissance: Music, Lives and Legacy with pianist and musicologist Samantha Ege featuring works by Robert Nathaniel Dett, Zenobia Powell Perry, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Nora Holt, William Grant Still, and Florence Price. Pianist Artina McCain joins Samantha Ege for the two-piano pieces on the programme (29 Nov)


Tenor Allan Clayton and pianist Kate Golla perform Schubert’s Winterreise, directed by Lindy Hume, with projections of artwork by the late Australian landscapist Fred Williams and videography from David Bergman (Wed 7 Dec)


A powerful new adaptation by Neil Brand of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles is the BBC SO’s hair-raising Christmas offering (20 Dec)

 

EARLY MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS


Barbican Associate Ensemble Academy of Ancient Music brings Haydn’s oratorio, The Seasons, to life with striking new visuals by Nina Dunn Studio (4 Oct)


Barbican Associate Ensemble Britten Sinfonia’s long-standing association with conductor Stephen Layton and Polyphony finds full voice in a festive performance of Parts 1, 2, 3 and 6 of Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio (12 Dec).


Les Arts Florissants and conductor William Christie perform some of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s most exquisite, but rarely performed Nativity music (19 Dec)

 


RECITALS


ECHO Rising Stars: Guildhall School of Music & Drama alumnus, British baritone James Newby performs alongside pianist Joseph Middleton (7 Oct)


Piano virtuoso Isata Kanneh-Mason makes her Barbican Hall solo debut (10 Oct)


Star trumpeter Alison Balsom teams up with trailblazing organist Anna Lapwood (14 Oct)


ECHO Rising Stars: Violinist Diana Tishchenko (18 Nov)


Internationally renowned, leading Baroque violinist Rachel Podger presents a solo violin recital (15 Dec)

 


MUSIC FROM NORTH AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA


Celebrated Algerian chaâbi-folk musician Souad Massi, brings her melodic songs with themes around Algeria, politics, love, freedom and emancipation. Support comes from Palestinian artist Ruba Shamshoum (29 Oct)


Senegalese music icon Youssou N’Dour presents material from his 2021 album Mbalax alongside his band Super Étoile de Dakar (3 Nov)

 


BARBICAN MUSIC PROGRAMME DEBUTS


Cutting-edge English electronic music duo Autechre will come to the Barbican for the first time, giving two performances in one evening (7 Oct)

 
Grammy award-winning Irish-American vocalist and songwriter Aoife O’Donovan performs solo and with a string quartet (2 Nov)


John Wilson and the Sinfonia of London mark their Barbican debut with a UK premiere performance of the original ballet version of Maurice Ravel’s most enduringly popular work Boléro. The orchestra will also be joined by mezzo-soprano Alice Coote for Ravel’s Shéhérazade. (2 Dec)

 

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL


Brooklyn-based contemporary ensemble Sō Percussion teams up with award-winning composer Caroline Shaw to perform selections from her two 2021 albums (4 Dec)


Seven Septets – guided-improv pieces from some of the most exciting composer-performers in the UK’s music scene today, including: Jas Kayser, Angela Wai Nok Hui, Fred Thomas, Kit Downes, Héloïse Werner, Laura Moody and Colin Alexander (6 Dec)


Contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment collaborate with composer and turntablist Shiva Feshareki on a new Barbican co-commissioned work. (26 Jan). This concert is dedicated to the memory of artist and composer Mira Calix.

 


DARBAR FESTIVAL 2022


Darbar Festival of Indian classical music returns (8 – 16 Oct), featuring a magical mix of emerging raw young talent from India and the UK, master performers making their UK debuts and performances featuring world class legends, maestros and maestras, with artists as part of the line-up including: Shubha Mudgal, Purbayan Chatterjee, Rakesh Chaurasia, Uday Bhawalkar, Bharathi Prathap, Wahane Sisters Duo and Rajrupa Chowdhury

 


JAZZ


Critically acclaimed Grammy-nominated saxophonist, bandleader and composer Ravi Coltrane brings his Cosmic Music project – a contemporary exploration into the music of his parents John and Alice Coltrane (11 Oct)


Generation-defining jazz musicians saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Brad Mehldau, drummer Brian Blade and bassist, composer and arranger Christian McBride revisit their classic 1994 album, MoodSwing (14 Nov)


Gianandrea Noseda will conduct the LSO in a concert with guest soloist, saxophonist Jess Gillam. The programme includes Carlos Simon’s This Land and Warmth From Other Suns, John Adams’s Saxophone Concerto, Leonard Bernstein’s Divertimento for Orchestra and George Gershwin’s An American in Paris (17 Nov)

 


Barbican


The Barbican’s own-promotion music programme in 2022/23 welcomes back an incredible array of international orchestras and world-class artists, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Daniel Harding and acclaimed violinist Leonidas Kavakos (3-4 Nov), Barbican International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director Richard Tognetti who return for a three-concerts-residency as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22 (27 – 29 Oct), music icons Souad Massi (29 Oct) and Youssou N’Dour alongside his band Super Étoile de Dakar (3 Nov), The Divine Comedy celebrating their 30th anniversary with a five-night concert run (31 Aug – 4 Sep), recitals from pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason (10 Oct) and star trumpeter Alison Balsom who teams up with trailblazing organist Anna Lapwood (14 Oct) as well as a recital of Black Renaissance music by pianist Samantha Ege (29 Nov), a Barbican debut from John Wilson’s Sinfonia of London who will be joined by mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (2 Dec), the return of Darbar Festival of Indian classical music (8 – 16 Oct), a series of specially curated projects with a staged and/or multi-media elements including Barbican Associate Ensemble Academy of Ancient Music bringing Haydn’s oratorio, The Seasons, to life with striking new visuals by Nina Dunn Studio (4 Oct), the world premiere production of An Anatomy of Melancholy – a new theatrical experience with live and immersive video projection, featuring countertenor Iestyn Davies, lutenist Thomas Dunford, director Netia Jones and the music of John Dowland (27 – 30 Oct), Schubert’s Winterreise performed by tenor Allan Clayton and pianist Kate Golla with direction from Lindy Hume and projections of artwork by Fred Williams and videography from David Bergman (7 Dec),  Julia Holter’s new soundtrack for the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc, performed live with the Chorus of Opera North, plus Julia’s own band (25 Nov), pianist Clare Hammond brings a sequence of fragments, last thoughts, elegies and absences to Cinema 1, performed in the dark with specially conceived images from the Quay Brothers (30 Oct), the Carducci Quartet exploring the intense connection between the two Mendelssohn siblings, through the composers’ music and spoken word excerpts adapted from Myla Lichtman-Fields’s play, Fanny and Felix (24 Nov), innovative collaborations include American rock band Dirty Projectors teaming up with s t a r g a z e collective for a special new project: Song of the Earth, reframing Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (8 Oct),  Brooklyn-based contemporary ensemble Sō Percussion performing with award-winning composer Caroline Shaw (4 Dec), Seven Septets – bringing together some of the most exciting composer-performers in the UK music scene today: Jas Kayser, Angela Wai Nok Hui, Fred Thomas, Kit Downes, Héloïse Werner, Laura Moody and Colin Alexander (6 Dec) and contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment collaborating with composer and turntablist Shiva Feshareki with the performance dedicated to the memory of artist and composer Mira Calix (26 Jan). 

 

Full event details of the Barbican’s autumn/winter 2022/23 music season can be found here and here.

 

London Symphony Orchestra


The first four months of the Barbican’s Resident Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2022/23 Season features the customary eclectic and intriguing mix of music, guest conductors, and soloists. Sir Simon Rattle embarks on his final season as Music Director, before becoming Conductor Emeritus in 2023. His concerts will mark a return to the big works that the LSO has not been able to perform since the start of the pandemic. Sir Simon opens the proceedings with an all-British programme, featuring Elgar’s Symphony No 2 Op 63, Frank Bridge’s tone poem Enter Spring and the world premiere of an LSO commission by Daniel Kidane, Precipice Dances. Over the next few weeks, audiences can enjoy Sir Simon conducting programmes exploring Bruckner Symphony 7, Sibelius’ The Oceanides Op 73 and Tapiola Op 112, Rachmaninoff’s Symphony 3 Op 44, a special programme of Stravinsky curated by himself and two great choral works Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater Op 53 and Brahms’ German Requiem Op 45.  In January 2023, he continues his exploration of Janáček operas with Katya Kabanova and an all-star line-up of singers.


Andre J. Thomas, American gospel specialist, returns to the LSO to conduct an evening of gospel and an all-American symphonic evening of recent works by Black American composers Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Simon and Joel Thompson. Gianandrea Noseda, Nathalie Stutzman and Kevin John Edusei are guest conductors and there are performances by leading guest soloists, saxophonist Jess Gillam, violinist Janine Jansen, and pianists Pavel KaIesnikov, Evgeny Kissin, Alice Sara Ott, and Mitsuko Uchida.


https://lso.co.uk/autumn2022

 

BBC Symphony Orchestra


The Barbican’s Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra opens its season with Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo giving the world premiere of French composer Sophie Lacaze’s Sighs of the Stars. Boris Giltburg joins the orchestra for Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto and the concert concludes with Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite No. 1 (5 Oct).


Oramo also leads the first Total Immersion of the season exploring the life and work of his fellow Finn in Sibelius the Storyteller, when the BBC Symphony Orchestra is joined by the BBC Singers, musicians from Guildhall School and soprano Anu Komsi for a day of talks and music exploring the forests, landscapes, traditions and stories that shaped Sibelius’ distinctive musical vision (9 Oct).


In the second Total Immersion of the season, Discovering George Walker, the BBC SO celebrates George Walker, the first African-American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize, in what would have been his 100th birthday year. Since his death in 2018 Walker has come to be regarded as an American musical statesman. This Total Immersion day examines many facets of his output from his chamber works developed under the tutoring of Nadia Boulanger with musicians from Guildhall School, his powerful songs with the BBC Singers and, in the climax of the day, his potent orchestral works under the baton of Alpesh Chauhan with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (26 Nov).


Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska teams up with Sol Gabetta for Elgar’s Cello Concerto, the centrepiece of a concert exploring natural wonders with Dai Fujikura’s Glorious Clouds which imagines the orchestra as a microbiome and Sibelius’ celebration of nature as a patriotic anthem in his Symphony No. 1 (21 Oct).


Jennifer Pike joins the BBC SO for Vaughan Williams’s enduringly popular The Lark Ascending marking the end of a year-long celebration celebrating 150 years since his birth. Young German conductor Clemens Schuldt makes his Barbican debut with the orchestra in works by Britten, Strauss and the world premiere of Deborah Pritchard’s Calandra, commissioned by the BBC. (9 Dec).


A powerful new adaptation by Neil Brand of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles is the BBC SO’s hair-raising Christmas offering. A cast of eight actors join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers for this one-off dramatisation of Conan Doyle’s gripping, best-selling mystery (20 Dec).


The BBC SO is well-known for presenting new and neglected work, and this season is no exception. Kirill Karabits conducts Ukrainian composer Boris Lyatoshinsky’s Symphony No 3, an epic, intensely dramatic work. Anna Fedorova joins for Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3 (15 Jan). In contrast to the little-known Lyatoshinsky, Mahler’s 5th Symphony is the centrepiece of a concert featuring soprano Sophie Bevan, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth and featuring the UK premiere of his Till Dawning (20 Jan).


https://www.bbc.co.uk/symphonyorchestra

 

Academy of Ancient Music


Barbican Associate Ensemble Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) launches ‘Tis nature’s voice, its season-long musical exploration of the environment and our place within it with Haydn’s life-affirming oratorio, The Seasons (4 Oct). AAM Music Director Laurence Cummings conducts a world-beating team of soloists – Sophie Bevan (soprano), Benjamin Hulett (tenor) and Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone) – in a performance co-produced by the Barbican. Striking new visuals created by digital projection specialists at Nina Dunn Studios bring The Seasons vividly to life and pull the imagination into Haydn’s creative world.


Laurence Cummings conducts a virtuosic celebration of nature and music – baroque style (10 Nov). Frogs and toads invade a concerto, and wind instruments turn into songbirds. All of nature is here, in music that’s alternately playful, touching and elemental in its ingenuity and power. Cummings directs soloists from within AAM, and begins with arguably the most astonishing natural wonder in all baroque music: Jean-Féry Rebel’s ear-tingling Les Élémens. Music that was ahead of its time then – and more timely than ever today.


On 16 Dec, Laurence Cummings and the Academy of Ancient Music join an exceptional team of internationally recognised soloists headed by the outstanding American soprano Am

https://aam.co.uk/

 

Britten Sinfonia


Barbican Associate Ensemble Britten Sinfonia celebrates its 30th anniversary with an Autumn marked out by new commissions, artistic collaborations and a distinctive seasonal performance of a landmark work.  Anoushka Shankar teams up with the orchestra to open the season building on their 2020 BBC Proms collaboration in new arrangements of Shankar’s music for sitar, percussion (Manu Delago) and orchestra by conductor Jules Buckley (15 Oct). Earlier in the day, there’s more new music in a showcase of work by Jonathan Brigg, Nathan James Dearden and Aileen Sweeney, who have been supported by and commissioned through the orchestra’s Magnum Opus scheme for early-career composers (15 Oct). Britten Sinfonia’s long standing association with conductor Stephen Layton and Polyphony finds full voice in an evocative festive performance of Parts 1, 2, 3 and 6 of Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio (12 Dec)
https://brittensinfonia.com/whats-on/


The Barbican believes in creating space for people and ideas to connect through its international arts programme, community events and learning activity. To keep its programme accessible to everyone, and to keep investing in the artists it works with, the Barbican needs to raise more than 60% of its income through ticket sales, commercial activities and fundraising every year. Donations can be made here: barbican.org.uk/donate.


 

Barbican Box Office: 0845 120 7550
http://www.barbican.org.uk

 


About the Barbican


A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.1 million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas 1, 2 and 3, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery the Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.


The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, Associate Producer Serious, and Artistic Partner Create. Our Artistic Associates include Boy Blue, Cheek by Jowl, Deborah Warner, Drum Works and Michael Clark Company. The Los Angeles Philharmonic are the Barbican’s International Orchestral Partner, the Australian Chamber Orchestra are International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are International Associate Ensemble. 


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Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 03/04/2022.

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 03/04/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio show from Sunday 3rd April 2022

 

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz
Also available at https://www.mixcloud.com/camp_fr/modern-jazz-from-around-europe-03rd-april-2022/

 

For those of you based in the UK or Ireland I’d like to encourage you all to complete the Community Survey from the Jazz Promotion Network at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeE757LjWo5fwR6wiSv6ezjmlO-MWLJ9fzf3K-XTZQ3g7j1Hw/viewform?mc_cid=a5ab7928c4&mc_eid=5b00b04a12

 

PLAYLIST:


BSDE 4tet
T.R.i.P
Elevating Jazz Music Vol. 1
Gleam


Chelsea Carmichael
Fractals
All we Know (EP)
Native Rebel Recordings


Omri Ziegele
Back Home
Where’s Africa
Intakt


Martin Archer Trio
Walt Blues
See You Soon Or See You Sometime
Discus


Guillaume Vierset Harvest Group
Sunset
Lightmares
Igloo


According To The Sound
Party Line
In-Tension
Losen


Binker & Moses
After the Machine Settles
Feeding the machine
Gearbox


Dave Gisler Trio
What goes up…
See You Out There
Intakt


Bugge Wesseltoft
state
Be Am
Jazzland

 


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.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

 

The Django, New York City,  Announces May Schedule Featuring “Next Gen Series” of Emerging Artists

Thursday, April 07, 2022

New York City jazz club The Django has announced its May 2022 line up featuring its inaugural “Next Gen Series”. Fully detailed schedule attached.

We have received the following press release;


The Django Announces May Schedule Featuring “Next Gen Series” of Emerging Artists.


Downtown’s premier jazz club, THE DJANGO, shares its line-up for May 2022.

 


The Django Hosts Young, Emerging Artists as Part of its Inaugural “Next Gen Series” in May
next gen series:
anais reno (may 4), hank allen-barfield, imani rousselle + abdias armenteros (may 7), alex de lazzari (may 12), aaron seeber (may 13), evan sherman (may 14), chris lewis + sean mason (may 19), andrew wagner (may 21), samara joy (may 25), joe block (may 26), alonzo demetrius (may 27) , anthony hervey + james sarno (may 28)
elew electro acoustic trio and dance party (may 10)
aaron seeber cd release (may 13)
“tango at the django” with pedro giraudo quartet (may 31)

 

New York City, NY — THE DJANGO, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, celebrates the next generation of jazz with a special concert series this month. During the month of May, The Django welcomes rising stars as part of its new Next Gen Series. Artists include recent graduates from William Patterson University, Manhattan School of Music, SUNY/Purchase, Juilliard, The New School, Berklee College of Music, and more. In addition, you can find regular guests on our stage during May: Ken Fowser Quintet (5/6, 5/13, 5/20 and 5/27), pianist Orrin Evans and his Brazilian project “Terreno Comum” (May 11), vocalist Sachal Vasandani singers showcase (5/18), biweekly Latin Jazz Tuesdays (5/3, 5/17 and 5/31) and weekly Mingus Mondays featuring the Mingus Big Band (5/2, 5/9, 5/16 and 5/30) and Mingus Orchestra (5/23). Be­low is a com­plete schedule of May performances.


When: Monday-Saturday, Sets @ 7:30pm + 10:30pm


Where: The Django, 2 Avenue of the Americas (Cellar Level), New York City, NY, Trains: A/C/N/Q/R/W to Canal, 2/3 to Franklin, 1 to Chambers


Tickets: $25 Cover Charge per person (not including two-drink minimum).
To reserve, visit http://www.thedjangonyc.com or call 212.519.6649.


Health + Safety Protocols: The Django regularly updates its COVID protocols and procedures based on CDC, federal, state, city and other scientific data. At this time, COVID vaccination cards are required.


Artists and schedules are subject to change

 

MAY SCHEDULE:


5/02 Mingus Big Band
7:30 + 9:30pm
The Django welcomes the Grammy award-winning Mingus Big Band to its stage every Monday night. The “city’s hardest big band (Time Out New York),” celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began “Mingus Mondays” at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has 11 recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.


5/03 Martes Latinos
The Django brings back its popular Tuesday Latin jazz concert series each month.
7:30pm Yotam Silberstein Brazilian Quartet
Yotam Silberstein - Guitar
Vitor Goncalves - Piano
Eduardo Belo - Bass
Dennis Bulhoes - Drums and Percussion
As a young musician in Tel Aviv, Yotam Silberstein was quickly recognized as a prodigy and was invited to perform with many of the nation’s top musicians. At 21, he performed at Italy’s renowned Umbria Jazz Festival, released a critically acclaimed debut album and set out on an extensive tour of Europe. Upon receiving a scholarship to the prestigious New School, Yotam Silberstein moved to New York in 2005. He was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition in 2005 with one critic noting: “Yotam’s tones are exquisitely old school but his playing fresh, fiery and bursting with joyful exuberance, and musically he is one heavy cat.” Jazz Times noted that Yotam has “made an impact on the scene with his precision bebop lines and fleet fingered improvisation”. All About Jazz saw a resemblance between his 2009 release, Next Page and The Heyday of Blue Note Records, adding that Yotam is “forging his own path with skills and style.”
10:30pm Fabiana Masili
Fabiana - Vocals and Percussion
TBA - Artists
Fabiana Masili is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. She started playing the organ at the age of eight and began working professionally and singing in bands at 15. Fabiana studied at the prestigious State University of Campinas - UNICAMP, in Brazil, earning her bachelor’s degree in Popular Music while singing in several bands and producing at a Brazilian recording studio, Fabrica do Som. Afterwards she started a meteoric international career singing in São Miguel Island (Portugal), in Berkeley (United States) and, finally, in New York City (United States). Throughout her career, Fabiana Masili has also participated in several album recordings.


5/04 Next Gen Series: Anais Reno featuring The Pete Malinverni Trio
7:30pm
Pete Malinverni - Piano
Anais Reno - Vocals
Ugonna Okegwo - Bass
Aaron Seeber - Drums
The Django welcomes back the young up-and-coming jazz vocalist Anais Reno to its stage as part of this month’s Next Gen Series. Earlier this year, she performed with the Pete Malinverni Trio at The Django to rave reviews: “an 18-yearold with a performing maturity that belies her age (Jersey Jazz).” Reno is a freshman at SUNY/Purchase studying Jazz Voice.
Pete Malinverni heads the Jazz Studies program at SUNY/Purchase, and has been a mainstay on the NYC Jazz Scene since the early 1980s, his 15 recordings as a leader having received excellent notices and heavy airplay. Originally from Niagara Falls, NY, Pete came to the great crucible of jazz that our city is, and has shared club bandstands and stages with the likes of Mel Lewis, Vernel Fournier, Joe Lovano, Charles Davis, Gary Smulyan and so many others, adding, in each instance, his own inimitable style, rooted firmly in the tradition yet always reaching for the new thing.


5/04 Tony Glausi
10:30pm
Tony Glausi - Trumpet and Vocals
Sean Mason - Piano
Felix Moseholm - Bass
Domo Branch - Drums
Tony Glausi is widely celebrated as one of the most accomplished trumpet players on the planet, with more awards and accolades than we have time to get into here. For years now, Glausi has been hailed as such while being overlooked for his prowess as a composer and producer. With EVERYTHING AT ONCE album, Tony heads for straight-to-the-gut pop jams and R&B-influenced tunes that take inspiration from a bevy of sources while still remaining uniquely true to Glausi’s vision as an artist. 


5/05 Benito Gonzalez Trio
7:30pm
Benito Gonzalez - Piano
Will Slater - Bass
Curtis McPhetter Jr - Drums
Two-time Grammy nominated-pianist Benito Gonzalez (Venezuelan-born, Brooklyn-based) is an internationally beloved artist who combines a long lineage of American jazz traditions with rhythms from around the world. Benito is an exhilarating pianist who won the 2005 Great America Jazz Piano Competition and was honored in 2020 to be a Steinway & Sons artist for “his sound [that] is recognizable for the powerful rhythm section and Afro-Latin patterns he prioritizes across his projects.” The Venezuela-born, New York-based artist grew up playing traditional Venezuelan folk music with his family before absorbing the inventiveness of such pianists as Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett who inspired him to join in the explorations on the instrument.


5/05 High and Mighty Brass Band
10:30pm
Evan Howard - Drums
Charly Kay - Vocals/Percussion
Nolan Tsang - Trumpet
Gabe Medd - Trumpet
Nadav Nirenberg - Trombone
Steve Duffy - Sousaphone
VJ Brown - Guitar
There’s a reason legendary groups like Galactic, Eli “Paperboy” Reed & Lake Street Dive collaborated with High and Mighty Brass Band since NYC drummer Evan Howard started the band back in 2009. This rotating cast has toured all over the world including major performances at Bonnaroo, The US Open, Gov Ball and Sonidos Liquidos. They entertain crowds with both their original music and fresh take on current and classic cover songs. Check out NYC’s favorite brass band making noise worldwide.


5/06 Ken Fowser Quintet
7:30pm
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
TBA - Artists
Ken Fowser is the Music Director of The Django, and performs every Friday night on our stage with special guests each week. Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the #1 spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years.


5/06 Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings
10:30pm
Alphonso Horne – Trumpet/Vocals
TBA - Artists
Gotham Kings is a high energy immersive jazz experience! Two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter, Alphonso Horne has put together a band that weaves the sound of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric that demonstrates the history of the trumpet and the story of jazz. Inspired by the music of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, Gotham Kings uses the virtuosity of the young Louis Armstrong and innovative genius of King Oliver to take you on a journey of sound that encompasses rags, stomps, shouts and funk! The band has played in venues including Caramoor Jazz Festival, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center and many more! Individually, members of the Gotham Kings have compiled a diverse resume of collaborations with top artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Michael Feinstein, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, The Colbert Show and more!



5/07 Next Gen Series: Hank Allen-Barfield Quintet
7:30pm
Hank Allen-Barfield - Drums
Wallace Roney Jr. - Trumpet
Chris Lewis - Saxophone
Luther Allison - Piano
Mikey Migliore - Bass
The Django welcomes the young up-and-coming jazz drummer Hank Allen-Barfield to its stage as part of this month’s Next Gen Series. Hank recently graduated from New Jersey’s prestigious jazz studies program at William Patterson University.


5/07 Next Gen Series: Domo Branch Trio featuring Imani Rousselle and Abdias Armenteros
10:30pm
Domo Branch - Drums
Imani Williams - Vocals
Abdias Armenteros - Saxophone
Sean Mason - Piano
Ben Feldman - Bass
The Django welcomes three emerging artists to its stage as part of this month’s Next Gen Series. Vocalist Imani Rousselle currently resides in New York City, where she recently completed her master’s degree in jazz voice at The Manhattan School of Music. Prior to moving to NYC, Imani studied at Columbia College Chicago where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal performance as well as a minor in management and a second minor in environmental studies. Young tenor saxophonist Abdias Armenteros recently graduated from the Juilliard School and is working on his Masters in Music at Juilliard.


5/09 Mingus Mondays: Mingus Big Band
7:30 + 9:30pm
The Django welcomes the Grammy award-winning Mingus Big Band to its stage every Monday night. The “city’s hardest big band (Time Out New York),” celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began “Mingus Mondays” at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has 11 recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.


5/10 Closed for Private Event Until 10:00pm


5/10 ELEW Electro Acoustic Trio and Dance Party
10:30pm
Eric Lewis - Piano
Conrad Korsch - Bass
Allan Mednard - Drums
Omnivorous artist ELEW hosts a memorable night on The Django stage. First, he wears he jazz hat joined by his Trio and then showcases his DJ skills. A native of Camden, New Jersey, Eric Lewis began his musical studies at two years old and would ultimately receive the Rodger’s and Hammerstein full merit scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. A Dean’s List student, upon graduation, he toured the world, recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Elvin Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Roy Hargrove, and John Hendricks among others. In 1999, Eric won the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, at the time, the most coveted prize in all of jazz.
A decade into his career, he reemerged as ELEW and began fusing his piano techniques with rock guitar-based ideas and experimental prepared piano methods, generating a powerful crossover brand he coined “Rockjazz”. Over the course of multiple award winning, critically acclaimed albums, ELEW has re-imagined songs by The Killers, Nirvana, Coldplay and Michael Jackson to name a few. Throughout his career he has built an elite fanbase of some of the most distinguished leaders and celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Gerard Butler, Barack and Michele Obama, Prince Albert I1, Will Smith, Eli Roth, Al Pacino and the list goes on..
Inspired by the European masters of Baroque Counterpoint, ELEW has innovated the technique of simultaneously executing two independent melodies which precisely detail harmonic forms bursting with idiomatic verisimilitude and wide ranging historical references while flawlessly maintaining the idiosyncratic Afrocentric timing at the core of Jazz improvisation. He has named this technique Counterbop. His album Cubism - ELEW plays Rosenwinkel, a solo piano exploration of contemporary jazz legend Kurt Rosenwinkel provides perspective an insight into the nature of what Counterbop is and how it may be implemented.
In addition to piano performance, appearing in and scoring for film, ELEW is a prominent international DJ. He has created disco infernos for multiple events such as The World Economic Forum, TED, Art Basel, A-list Oscar parties, the Monte-Carlo Gala, the Cannes Film Festival and multiple celebrity birthdays and weddings. In some cases, ELEW places the turntables within the piano, seamlessly executing transitions and improvisations all while generating a pleasing frenzy on the dance floor. This has led him to creating yet another brilliant innovation he calls Piano Turntablism. He literally plays two different yet recognizable songs simultaneously as a DJ would but on the Piano. All while maintaining the type of euphoric festival.


5/11 “Terreno Comum” featuring Alexia Bomtempo
7:30pm
Alexia Bomtempo - Vocals
Orrin Evans - Piano
Leandro Pellegrino - Guitar
Luques Curtis - Bass
TBA - Drums
Pianist-composer Orrin Evans, who is also appearing at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival with his Captain Black Big Band, unveils his new Brazilian project for the first time in Cape May. Born out of a commissioned project by The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Terreno Comum is a powerful collective comprised of some of the most acclaimed musicians in modern jazz and Brazilian music. With Evans as musical director, this new quintet features Brazilian-American singer-songwriter Alexia Bomtempo, bassist Luques Curtis, drummer Clarence Penn and São Paulo-born guitarist Leandro Pellegrino. The song list includes beautiful arrangements of Brazilian standards giving an opportunity for all to shine. Their debut album will be released on Evans’ label, Imani Records, later in 2021. While the members of Terreno Comum may come from disparate backgrounds — Alexia from Rio de Janeiro, Leandro from São Paulo, Luques from Hartford, Clarence from Detroit, Orrin from Trenton — they share a musical “common ground” (the English translation of the band name). Hear their masterful interpretations of soothing bossa novas and alluring sambas in their Exit Zero Jazz Festival debut.


5/11 Ray Gallon Trio featuring Carolyn Leonhart
10:30pm
Ray Gallon - Piano
Carolyn Leonhart - Vocals
Jay Leonhart - Bass
Jimmy Macbride - Drums
A NYC-native, pianist Ray Gallon has been a mainstay on the jazz scene for over 30 years. Rooted in bebop and blues, his expressive, swinging playing melds old and new into a fresh, original style. As a young player, Ray was mentored by jazz piano giants John Lewis, Hank Jones, and ‪Jaki Byard. He has performed at major jazz festivals and venues around the world with such luminaries as Ron Carter, ‪Lionel Hampton, ‪Art Farmer, ‪Benny Golson, George Adams, ‪Les Paul, and ‪Wycliffe Gordon. Ray has appeared at the White House and the Kennedy Center, sharing the stage with jazz legends ‪Dizzy Gillespie, ‪Milt Jackson, Sweets Edison, and Joe Williams. An in-demand accompanist, he has worked with many vocal greats, including Jon Hendricks, ‪Sheila Jordan, ‪Dakota Staton, ‪Gloria Lynne, ‪Jane Monheit and ‪Chaka Khan. Ray’s inventive compositions have been recorded by acclaimed artists T.S. Monk and George Adams. His new trio album Make Your Move is available on Cellar Live and features the stellar rhythm section of David Wong and Kenny Washington, with liner notes by Ron Carter. Ray is a faculty member of the jazz programs at The City College of NY in Harlem and the Vermont Jazz Center’s Summer Workshop Series and has taught classes at Juilliard and The New School.


5/12 Next Gen Series: Alex de Lazzari Quartet
7:30pm
Alex De Lazzari- Saxophone
Andrew Wagner - Trumpet
Charlie Sigler - Guitar
Jason Clotter - Bass
Winard Harper - Drums
The Django welcomes young saxophonist Alex de Lazzari as part of this month’s Next Gen Series. Alex is originally from Italy, but grew up in the D.C. area. He is a recent graduate of William Patterson University where he studied with famed saxophonist Vincent Herring. Originally from Italy, saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Alex De Lazzari first picked up the saxophone at age 12. Shortly after hearing a few John Coltrane records he was hooked, and began delving deeper into jazz, winning awards and competitions while still in high school. He has performed at countless venues along the east coast and even overseas, such as Germano’s in Baltimore, the Petworth Citizen in Washington DC, Orania in Berlin, the Umbria Jazz Festival, the New Brunswick Jazz Project, the Bar Next Door, Smalls Jazz club, and the Blue Note in New York City, among other places. Alex now keeps a busy schedule of performing and teaching around the New York City area. To quote the established New York saxophonist Mike Lee, “Alex De Lazzari is a very serious player. Keep your eye on him.”


5/12 Django All-Stars
10:30pm
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Bruce Harris - Trumpet
Anthony Wonsey - Piano
Alexander Claffy - Bass
TBA - Drums
The Django All-Stars is a collective unit comprised of some of the best musicians in NYC. All of them have led multiple gigs at The Django, and have performed throughout the world. This super group represents straight ahead and modern jazz at its finest.


5/13 Ken Fowser Quintet
7:30pm
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Artists - TBA
Ken Fowser is the Music Director of The Django, and performs every Friday night on our stage with special guests each week. Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the #1 spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years.


5/13 Next Gen Series: Aaron Seeber First Move cd release
10:30pm
Aaron Seeber- Drums
Jeremy Pelt- Trumpet
Tim Green- Saxophone
Isaac Wilson- Piano
Ugonna Okegwo- Bass
The Django is thrilled to be hosting tonight’s CD release concert for emerging jazz drummer Aaron Seeber. As part of The Django’s Next Gen Series, Aaron shares works off of his debut album First Move featuring Warren Wolf, Tim Green, Sullivan Fortner, and Ugonna Okegwo. It drops today, May 13th, 2022, on Cellar Live Records. Aaron attended SUNY Purchase where he studied jazz drums under the tutelage of renowned instructors Kenny Washington and John Riley.


5/14 Closed for Private Event Until 10:00pm


5/14 Next Gen Series: Evan Sherman Quintet
10:30pm
Evan Sherman - Drums
TBA - Artists
Born into a musical family in New Jersey, Evan Sherman (b. 1993) began playing the drums at age five and had his first professional gigs at 13. He recently graduated from Manhattan School of Music. Since then, Evan performed, recorded and toured with Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, Cyrus Chestnut, Branford Marsalis, and more. ​ He has performed at the Village Vanguard, the Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, Jazz Standard, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, New Morning in Paris, Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, JALC Doha & Shanghai, and Washington’s Kennedy Center as well as the Newport, Detroit, and Jerusalem jazz festivals.


5/16 Mingus Big Band
7:30 + 9:30pm
The Django welcomes the Grammy award-winning Mingus Big Band to its stage every Monday night. The “city’s hardest big band (Time Out New York),” celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began “Mingus Mondays” at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has 11 recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.


5/17 Martes Latinos
The Django brings back its popular Tuesday Latin jazz concert series each month.
7:30pm Pedro Cortes Flamenco Ensemble
Pedro Cortes - Guitar
Juan Pedro Jimenez - Guitar
Elisabet Tottas - Flamenco Dancer
Luis Ossa - Cajon, Drums
Pedro Cortes comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, he is gaining international recognition as a soloist and composer. He premiered his work En la oscuridad de las minas at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid, and has had works premiered by the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in New York. Cortes was commissioned by the Cohen Brothers to compose music for the film Paris Je T’Aime. He also wrote music for a children’s program on HBO called Fairy tale for Every Child.
10:30pm Chino Pons
Chino Pons - Vocals
Artists - TBA
Singer, bandleader, composer, dancer and record producer Chino Pons is considered one of the leading New York City-based Cuban musicians. Growing up in an environment of traditional and Afro-Cuban music, among musicians and legendary dancers from 1940’s and 1950’s, had a great influence on him and inspired him to create music. Chino’s relatives gave him a solid foundation in Son Cubano music, and absorbing their knowledge of Rumba Guaguanco, Yambu, Columbia, Cha Cha Cha, Danzon, and Bolero gave him the desire to create a new, more modern, sound while still maintaining many elements of traditional Cuban music.
In 1997, Chino Pons began working as a band boy with the band Tropical Sound in Miami. In 1998, he moved to New York City to pursue music, performing in the subway and on the streets, then enrolling in Ramon Rodriguez’s workshop at the Boys Harbor (El Museo del Barrio). Chino worked with different groups, including Cafe con Crema, Many Puventud and Conjunto Classico (as a band boy). In 2007, he formed Grupo Irek with Hensy Perez, Tosso Hettinger and Heriberto Valentin, and made his first recording as a bandleader with them in 2008. It was during this period that Grupo Irek became one of the best-known and most respected Salsa acts on the New York City circuit, performing alongside the runway at fashion shows, playing regularly at The Socialista Club while it was open; and at Gala events for Sting’s Rainforest Foundation. Chino also began playing every year at the Vanidades Magazine anniversary party- previously honoring such classic entertainers as Gloria Estefan, Paquito de Rivera, Ruben Blades and Juan Luis Guerra. In 2013, Chino toured in Japan, playing at the Cuban Japan festival. Since then, he has built up quite a following among Japanese fans of Salsa music.


5/18 Pasquale Grasso and Friends
7:30pm
Pasquale Grasso - Guitar
Special Guest - Vocals
Ari Roland - Bass
Keith Balla - Drums
It was the kind of endorsement most rising guitarists can only dream of, and then some. In his interview for Vintage Guitar magazine’s February 2016 cover story, Pat Metheny was asked to name some younger musicians who’d impressed him. “The best guitar player I’ve heard in maybe my entire life is floating around now, Pasquale Grasso,” said the jazz-guitar icon and NEA Jazz Master. “This guy is doing something so amazingly musical and so difficult. Mostly what I hear now are guitar players who sound a little bit like me mixed with a little bit of [John Scofield] and a little bit of [Bill Frisell],” he continued. “What’s interesting about Pasquale is that he doesn’t sound anything like that at all. In a way, it is a little bit of a throwback, because his model—which is an incredible model to have—is Bud Powell. He has somehow captured the essence of that language from piano onto guitar in a way that almost nobody has ever addressed. He’s the most significant new guy I’ve heard in many, many years.”


5/18 Sachal Vasandani Presents…
10:30pm
Sachal Vasandani - Vocals
Victor Gould - Piano
Alex Claffy - Bass
Domo Branch – Drums
Guest Vocalists – Marianne Solivan and Milton Suggs
Singer Sachal Vasandani presents a monthly series at The Django celebrating New York’s prominent jazz vocal scene. At the helm is Sachal Vasandani welcoming a rotating cast of singers each month plus the ‘house band’ featuring Victor Gould on Piano, Alex Claffy on Bass, and Domo Branch on Drums. Each singer will be highlighted exploring, improvising and having fun with the band and the audience. The Django is proud to bring the jazz community together with a space and a regular event for singers, instrumentalists, and their fans to swing and celebrate each other.


5/19 Next Gen Series: Chris Lewis
7:30pm
Chris Lewis - Saxophones
Sean Mason - Piano
Philip Norris - Bass
Nazir Ebo - Drums
The Django continues its Next Gen Series with Chris Lewis, an in-demand saxophonist and educator on both coasts of the United States. Lewis has played and worked with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Eric Reed, Terell Stafford, Willie Jones III, Delfeayo Marsalis, Rodney Green, Michael Buble, John Beasley’s MONK’estra and the GRAMMY-Award Winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, among numerous others. Lewis is an alumnus of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance (formerly the Thelonious Monk Institute), where he was selected by jazz luminaries Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter to study under their tutelage. In addition to attending the Hancock Institute, Lewis is also an alumnus of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance in Philadelphia and is currently working on his postgraduate studies at the Juilliard School under the artistic direction of Wynton Marsalis.


5/19 Next Gen Series: Sean Mason Quintet
10:30pm
Sean Mason - Piano
TBA - Artists
The Django continues its Next Gen Series with the rising star pianist Sean Mason. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Sean Mason taught himself by ear how to play the piano at the age of 13. His beginning musical roots included Gospel, Classical, Hip-Hop, and R&B music, but then he discovered jazz and decided to make a career of it. To further his knowledge, Sean went to study music at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After two years of study, Sean decided to move to New York City and transfer his studies to The Juilliard School, studying for another two years before ultimately leaving to pursue his music interests independently. In his short but already groundbreaking career, Sean has played and toured with many jazz professionals, prominently including Branford Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis, but among many others – and he is most noted for his ability to fluently play many different styles of jazz, spanning across multiple time periods.


5/20 Ken Fowser Quintet
7:30pm
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Artists - TBA
Ken Fowser is the Music Director of The Django, and performs every Friday night on our stage with special guests each week. Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the #1 spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years.


5/20 Endea Owens & The Cookout
10:30pm
Endea Owens - bass
TBA - Artists
Lincoln Center’s emerging artist of 2019 and Detroit native Endea Owens, is a vibrant up and coming bassist. She has been mentored by the likes of Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, and Ron Carter. She has toured and performed with Jennifer Holliday, Rhonda and Diana Ross, Jazzmeia Horn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Turre, and Lea Delaria from the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black”. Endea is the bassist for Jon Batiste’s Stay Human and the house bassist for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


5/21 Next Gen Series: Andrew Wagner Quintet
7:30pm
Andrew Wagner - Trumpet
Alex de Lazzari - Saxophone
Charlie Sigler - Guitar
Jason Clotter - Bass
Hank Allen-Barfield - Drums
The Django continues its Next Gen Series with young drummer Andrew Wagner. A former Jazz House Kids student in New Jersey, Andrew Wagner is an up-and-coming jazz trumpet player from the NY/NJ metropolitan area and a graduate of William Paterson University, where he studied with trumpet master Jeremy Pelt. After listening to a recording of Clifford Brown in high school, he pursued his passion to play trumpet professionally. Andrew is a recipient of the James Moody scholarship and has played at various clubs around the city such as the Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, the Django, Cellar Dog and many more. Andrew has played with musicians such as Winard Harper, Joe Farnsworth, Christian McBride and more.


5/21 Alexander Claffy and “Phamily”
10:30pm
Alexander Claffy - Bass
TBA
A graduate of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, he has had the honor of working with many of his living heroes, including Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Harold Mabern, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Christian Scott, Joey Alexander, Wallace Roney and many more. In the past three years he has recorded for the Verve, HighNote, Positone, RopeADope and LaReserve record labels.


5/23 Mingus Mondays: Mingus Big Band
7:30 + 9:30pm
The Django welcomes the Grammy award-winning Mingus Big Band to its stage every Monday night. The “city’s hardest big band (Time Out New York),” celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began “Mingus Mondays” at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has 11 recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.


5/24 Irwin Hall Quartet
7:30pm
Irwin Hall - Saxophone
TBA - Artists
Irwin got his start at the age of nine when he won a lottery in his New Jersey public school and was gifted an alto saxophone. He attended Princeton University on a full ride to study East Asian philosophy, learning Japanese and eventually moving to Tokyo. He unexpectedly ran into songstress Melody Gardot backstage at the Tokyo Jazz Festival who heard him play and immediately hired him to on back-to-back international tours with her band. Soon after he caught the ear of 3x Grammy/Tony Award winning NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater and joined her working band, honing his skills under the master vocalist on saxophone, flute, and bass clarinet. His woodwind work is featured on Theo Croker’s Grammy-nominated album Star People Nation, and he has toured with Grammy-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn and bass virtuoso Charnett Moffett, among many others. Irwin now leads two bands of his own, the Irwin Hall Organ Trio & Toronto Sounds, and continues to perform in cities around the world including London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio, Prague, New York, Paris, Melbourne, and more.


5/24 Hudson Horns
10:30pm
Michael Stephenson - Vocals and Saxophone
Alita Moses - Vocals
Jovan Johnson - Vocals and Trombone
Jake Kenowitz - Trumpet
Peter Nelson - Sousaphone
Finnegan Singer - Guitar
Itay Morchi - Drums
Caleb Spaulding - Percussion
Hudson Horns was born from the famous underground Daybreaker parties five years ago and has grown into one of the most sought-after brass bands in NYC. Professionally trained, fused with their love of music, the HH band members excel in sound, creativity and performance. Hudson Horns is comprised of professionally trained musicians from renowned programs such as The New School, University of Michigan, Julliard, Harvard, The University of The Arts, and Manhattan School of Music. Hudson Horns artists have collaborated with the music industry’s leading performers such as Rihanna, Solange, Ricky Martin, Joe Jonas, Shawn Mendes, Macklemore, Busta Rhymes, Dave Chapelle, The Legendary Johnny O’neal, Roy Hargrove, and The Skatelites.


5/25 Champian Fulton
7:30pm
Champian Fulton - Piano and Voice
Hide Tanaka - Bass
Fukushi Tainaka - Drums
With 12 albums to her credit, Champian is considered one of the most gifted pure jazz musicians of her generation. Among her multiple awards she was recently named Pianist and Vocalist of 2019 by Hot House Magazine Readers Poll. Today her piano and voice skills are widely recognized by peers and critics as possessing distinction and sophistication. From North America to Europe, Africa to Australia, Champian’s swinging style and charismatic performances have made her a guardian of the legacy of jazz.


5/25 Next Gen Series: The Octet featuring Samara Joy
10:30pm
Samara Joy – Vocals
TBA - Artists
The Django continues its Next Gen Series with one of today’s brightest young stars, vocalist Samara Joy. Samara graduated from SUNY Purchase in 2021. With a voice as smooth as velvet, Samara’s star only seems to rise with each performance. At only 22 years old, Samara has already performed in many of the great jazz venues in NYC, including Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Blue Note, and Mezzrow, in addition to working with jazz greats such as Christian McBride, Pasquale Grasso, Kirk Lightsey, Cyrus Chestnut, and NEA Jazz Master Dr. Barry Harris. Following her winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, she recorded her debut album and performed at the famed Newport Jazz Festival. Jazz Times selected Samara as its Best New Artist in 2021 critics’ poll.


5/26 Next Gen Series: Joe Block Trio
7:30pm
Joe Block – Piano
TBA – Artists
The Django continues its Next Gen Series with a dynamic rising talent: pianist, composer, and bandleader Joe Block. He began playing classical piano at the age of two before switching to jazz in middle school. While growing up in Philadelphia, a city with a rich jazz and musical tradition, he was fortunate to learn and study from older musicians on the scene and in jazz education programs at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts and the Kimmel Center. Joe currently resides in New York City where he attends the Juilliard School (MM ‘22) and Columbia University (BA ‘21) as part of their highly selective and vigorous dual-degree exchange program. He has studied with Geoff Keezer, Marc Cary, Ted Rosenthal, Bruce Barth, and Frank Kimbrough.


5/26 Ian Hendrickson-Smith
10:30pm
Ian Hendrickson-Smith - Saxophone
TBA - Artists
New York City-based saxophonist and flutist Ian Hendrickson-Smith is mostly noted for his remarkable tone, soulful approach and blues-driven melodies. Currently, you can find Ian playing on the road with The Roots or on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Hendrickson-Smith’s extensive recording experience includes the release of 12 jazz records as a leader. His most recent, The Lowdown (Cellar Music 2020) is currently charting at #18 on the national jazz charts.


5/27 Ken Fowser Quintet
7:30pm
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
TBA - Artists
Ken Fowser is the Music Director of The Django, and performs every Friday night on our stage with special guests each week. Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the #1 spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years.


5/27 Next Gen Series: Alonzo Demetrius
10:30pm
Alonzo Demetrius – Trumpet
TBA - Artists
The Django welcomes young trumpeter/social justice activist Alonzo Demetrius as part of this month’s Next Gen Series. Demetrius attended Berklee College of Music undergrad followed by Berklee Global Jazz Institute Master’s Program, graduating with a Master of Music in 2019.
Born from the minds of trumpeter Alonzo Demetrius, drummer Brian Richburg Jr., keyboardist Daniel Abraham, and guitarist Sean Cronin, The Ego is a genre-fluid collective of instrumentalists that explore improvisation and spontaneity within a modern musical context. Our mission is to create a space that is bold and exciting, yet open to people from all walks of life.
Over years of live experimentation, The Ego crafted its sound from a perfect blend of acoustic and synthesized elements. Lush keyboard pads combined with rich keybass provide a dynamic space for the drums and trumpet to build within, while the guitar adds texture and energy to the mix. Their influences range from Haitian Kompa and New Orleans Bamboula to 70’s Jazz-Fusion and modern day Hip-Hop and R&B. Over a two-year weekly residency at the famous Wally’s Jazz Club, The Ego have gained a loyal following and have been active ever since, releasing two singles and performing throughout Boston and New York City. The Ego was featured on Alonzo Demetrius’ debut album Live from the Prison Nation (2020).


5/28 Next Gen Series: Anthony Hervey Quintet
7:30pm
Anthony Hervey – Trumpet
TBA - Artists
The Django welcomes young trumpeter/composer Anthony Hervey as part of this month’s Next Gen Series. At the age of 18 Anthony was admitted to The Juilliard School, graduating with his B.M. in 2019 and his M.M. in 2020. Hailed as a “beautiful trumpet player of the first magnitude” by Wynton Marsalis, Hervey has performed at jazz festivals and concert halls around the world with some of the best that Jazz has to offer, including Wynton Marsalis, Rodney Whitaker, Christian McBride, Aaron Diehl, and Jon Batiste.


5/28 Next Gen Series James Sarno Quintet
10:30pm
James Sarno – Trumpet
TBA - Artists
James Sarno is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. James has played with many established Australian artists in his time as an undergraduate and has played at many venues and jazz festivals across Australia. James moved to New York in 2020 to study his master’s degree in jazz performance at The Juilliard School having been the only trumpet player to be accepted for the 2020 academic year. Since moving to New York, James has performed with many famous jazz musicians including Emmet Cohen, Joe Farnsworth, Benny Benack III, Samara Joy, Cyrille Aimee and more. James has also performed multiple times at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra. James released his first album entitled Reflections in early 2020.


5/30 Mingus Big Band
7:30 + 9:30pm
The Django welcomes the Grammy award-winning Mingus Big Band to its stage every Monday night. The “city’s hardest big band (Time Out New York),” celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began “Mingus Mondays” at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has 11 recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.


5/31 Martes Latinos
The Django brings back its popular Tuesday Latin jazz concert series each month.
7:30pm “Tango at The Django” with the Pedro Giraudo Quartet
Pedro Giraudo - Bass
Nick Danielson - Violin
Rodolfo Zanetti - Bandoneon
Ahmed Alom - Piano
Latin GRAMMY winner Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet is a virtuoso quartet that elegantly brings the beauty and passion of the tango repertoire into the world of chamber music.
The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet is widely acknowledged as one of the most compelling tango ensembles today, moving forward from the giant footsteps of Astor Piazzolla, and continuing to take this musical genre into new territories. With immense respect for its roots and rich musical past, the ensemble effectively serves as an active ambassador of tango and a proponent of its evolution. The quartet’s fervent and virtuosic musical style takes elements from Argentine tango, European classical music, and American jazz, and combines them gracefully and organically, bringing something new and exciting to the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty that characterizes the genre.
10:30pm Los Hacheros
Jeremy Bosch - Vocals
Itai Kriss - Flute
Eddie Venegas - Violin and Trombone
Jacob Plasse - Tres
William Ash - Bass
Marcos Lopez - Conga
Carlitos Padron - Bongo
Jacob Plasse - Tres
Brooklyn’s Los Hacheros are modern day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music. Their beat revives folkloric styles like Son Montuno, Guaracha and Salsa, and often combines them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico.


About The Django
Located in the cellar of The Roxy Hotel, The Django is downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club. With its vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls, it is a subterranean den for dinner, craft cocktails and live jazz in the heart of Tribeca. Created by GrandLife Hotel’s Tony Fant, The Django is modeled after the eponymous musician’s boites of Paris. The Django is home to the weekly Mingus Big Band residency, monthly Mark Whitfield residency, and some of today’s top jazz artists and emerging musicians. To learn more, visit http://www.thedjangonyc.com.

Chesterfield Jazz Club - updated programme, April - September 2022.

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Chesterfield Jazz Club, run by pianist / vocalist Wendy Kirkland, has updated its programme for spring and summer 2022. Details attached.

Wendy Kirkland of Chesterfield Jazz Club writes;


I’m delighted to announce that the club is now booked until September 2022.
All listings are visible on http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wendykirkland


We’re particularly pleased to announce the Two Piano Concert featuring Steve Melling which was cancelled in March 2020 is now rescheduled to Saturday 23rd June.


Tickets for all concerts will be available from Chesterfield Visitor Centre - the Two Piano Concert tickets are on sale there right now - but I have had to wait for confirmation of line-up for the club. Now this is confirmed I will take tickets for the Jazz Club concerts to the VIC.
All tickets are available from http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wendykirkland or pay on the door - cash or card now we have a SumUp machine (ooooo!)


We’re really looking forward to bringing you monthly great music.
In May 2022 we will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary with a special raffle, proceeds to Alzheimer’s Society in honour of my late dad, Robert Kirkland.


Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.


Best regards
Wendy and Pat
xxx


Our next concert will be Edison Herbert, guitarist who has been mentored by the great George Benson. http://www.edisonherbert.com for more details.

 


From;
https://chesterfieldjazz.wordpress.com/about/

 

Since 2012, we have been bringing the best of the UK’s players to Chesterfield, and promoting and supporting up and coming artists UK-wide.

 

Where – at The Olde House, Loundsley Green Road, Chesterfield S40 4RN

 

What time – doors open at 7:30pm and the performance starts at 8:00pm until approx 10:00pm

 

How often – on the third Thursday of the month – occasional special nights planned in addition. Contact us to be added to our mailing list.

 

How much for a ticket – £12.50 in advance from Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, £12.50 plus booking fee from Ticketsource or £15.00 on door, £10 for under 18s.

 

From; https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wendykirkland

 

Chesterfield Jazz Club - by Wendy Kirkland


 

Chesterfield Jazz Club presents Edison Herbert, guitar
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 21 Apr 2022, 8:00PM

 

Chesterfield Jazz Club presents Alex Clarke, saxophone
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 19 May 2022, 8:00PM

 

Chesterfield Jazz Club presents Ray Butcher, trumpet
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 16 Jun 2022, 8:00PM

 

Chesterfield Jazz Club presents Shirley Smart, cello
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 21 Jul 2022, 8:00PM

 

Two Piano Concert featuring Steve Melling
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Sat 23 Jul 2022, 7:30PM

 

Chesterfield Jazz Club presents Zoltan Sagi, saxophone and clarinet
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 18 Aug 2022, 8:00PM

 


Chesterfield Jazz Club presents Get Carter Reimagined with Dennis Rollins MBE
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 15 Sep 2022, 8:00PM

Chris Thile plus support Sam Amidon - UK & Ireland Tour, November 2022.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

The American mandolinist, singer and songwriter Chris Thile will tour the UK and Ireland in November 2022. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;

 

SERIOUS PRESENTS;
CHRIS THILE live in concert November 2022

 

Wednesday 9 November | BRISTOL St George’s


Thursday 10 November | COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre


Friday 11 November | LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall


Saturday 12 November | MANCHESTER RNCM


Sunday 13 November | GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall


Tuesday 15 November | DUBLIN National Concert Hall

 

Bookings at http://www.serious.org.uk/ChrisThile

 

MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer, songwriter Chris Thile, who the Guardian calls ‘that rare being: an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from bluegrass to classical’ and NPR calls a ‘genre-defying musical genius’, is a founding member of the critically acclaimed bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek.


With his broad outlook, Thile creates a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike, giving the listener ‘one joyous arc, with the linear melody and vertical harmony blurring into a single web of gossamer beauty’ (New York Times). 

 

Most recently, Chris recorded Laysongs, out on Nonesuch. The album is his first truly solo album: just Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on new recordings of six original songs and three covers, all of which contextualize and banter with his ideas about spirituality.


‘Nowhere has master mandolinist Thile’s formidable mastery been more fully realized than on Laysongs. An intimate gaze into the soul of a preternaturally gifted musician’
(★★★★ Songlines)


‘As always, Thile’s playing is an unpredictable delight, ranging from furious strumming to pointillistic fusillades, and at times his eight-string rings like a church bell’ (Independent)

 

Recorded in a converted upstate New York church during the pandemic, Laysongs’ centrepiece is the three-part “Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth,” which was inspired by C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters. The album also features a song Thile wrote about Dionysus; a performance of the fourth movement of Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin; “God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot” based on Buffy Sainte-Marie’s adaptation of a Leonard Cohen poem; a cover of bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens’ “Won’t You Come and Sing for Me,” and “Ecclesiastes 2:24,” original instrumental loosely modelled after the Prelude from J.S. Bach’s Partita for Solo Violin in E Major.


‘One of the most extraordinarily gifted musicians on planet Earth. The mandolinist, musician, singer, songwriter, educator, and possessor of one of the purest falsetto voices I’ve ever heard. I don’t know how you would describe this music, but I certainly know if you are a jazz lover, and lover of deeply complex and beautiful music, you’re going to love this’
(Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2)


Watch live performance of ‘Laysongs’ here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8spApolIdE


Watch live performance of ‘Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth, Pt.1’ here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hIPNUWfNSE

 

For information on all Serious shows please go to http://www.serious.org.uk

 


We’re thrilled to announce Sam Amidon, another incredible Nonesuch artist, will open for Chris Thile on all British tour dates


The experimental folk musician has recently enjoyed success with albums The Following Mountain and Sam Amidon, which brought the fresh energy and layered textures of folk to life


Sam has developed his own strong style as a singer and multi-instrumentalist through reworkings of traditional songs, original material, and collaborations with jazz mavericks such as Bill Frisell.


‘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)

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 27/03/2022.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 27/03/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist from March 27th 2022

 


Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz and at https://www.mixcloud.com/camp_fr/modern-jazz-from-around-europe-27th-march-2022/

 

Iiro Rantala
Candide
Potsdam
ACT


L’Orage
Neo
Triangle
self


Dandy Dandie
Brumes Et Pluies
Hypnos & Morphee
Yolk


Potsa Lotsa XL & Youjin Sung
sed
Gaya
Trouble in the East


Joy Ellis
My Peaceful Place
Peaceful Place
Oti-O Records


Paulo Zou Trio
Adamite
Venus
Auand


Vincent Peirani
This is the new shit
Jokers
ACT


Moskus
Papirfuglen
Papirfuglen
Hubro


Sylvain Rifflet & Verneri Pohjola:
Sven Coolson
Cake Walk from a Spaceship
Eclipse


Amaury Faye & Igor Gehenot
Egberto
Amaury Faye & Igor Gehenot
Hypnote

 


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.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

 

JazzLeeds, programme for April 2022.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Steve Crocker of JazzLeeds has forwarded the organisation's latest newsletter, including the concert and workshop programme for late March to early May 2022, plus news of Leeds Jazz Festival in June.

Steve Crocker writes;


A Spring in our step at JazzLeeds - an engaging April line-up

 


We think we’ve excelled ourselves during the coming month! Jazz legends Jason Rebello and Tim Garland bring their “Duology” to town, the superb saxman Joel Frahm and his trio introduce “The Bright Side”, bassist and leading light Alison Rayner and her quintet perform award-winning “Short Stories”. The “absolutely storming!” (Jamie Cullum) The Jazz Defenders also showcase the finest of Blue Note-inspired music, and Hugh Pascall brings the bracing hard bop of the just-released “Borderlands” to Leeds. Not to mention the monthly Rush Hour Jazz featuring Dudley Nesbitt on pans, our ongoing instrumental and vocal workshops – open to everyone – led by Dom Moore and Oliver Bolton, and support on our Thursday gigs from the Sam Dolling Trio and Steve Hanley and Simeon Walker. Plus two concerts featuring some of the best of jazz students at Leeds Conservatoire. A total of 8 concerts, 15 bands, and 4 workshops!


But to start - this coming Thursday evening 31 March at Seven Arts features some original music from Yorkshire bassist Ben Crosland with “Solway Stories” ......


Ben Crosland “Solway Stories”
Thursday evening 31March 2022 @Seven Arts Leeds. 7.30pm
Yorkshire-bassist Ben Crosland presents his new suite “Solway Stories” inspired by a visit that he made to the South West of Scotland. A phenomenal star studieldline up of musicians too - Ben Crosland (bass), Steve Waterman (trumpet and flugelhorn), Chris Allard (guitar), Steve Lodder (piano and keyboard), Caroline Boaden (drums).
Yorkshire-based bassist and composer Ben Crosland has been a regular presence on the jazz scene through his projects “Threeway” and the “Ray Davies Songbook”. He has fond memories of the countryside around the Solway Firth and this inspired him to write these “Solway Stories” compositions. “We were captivated by the gorgeous landscape and engaging place names” recalls Crosland. Over the course of eighteen months a further seven pieces were completed, creating the twelve part ‘suite’ that constitutes “Solway Stories”
“The pieces have a typically light touch, the improvised parts and the solos deftly woven so that you scarcely notice the join. Its sunny tunefulness sounds especially appealing in the dark days of winter” Dave Gelly **** BBC music magazine
Support (7.30-8pm) is from another bassist - Panos Kotsiopoulos and his trio “The Project” who have just released their second album, called ‘Midpoint’
Tickets £16/14,  25 and under £8
You can book tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/ben-crosland-s-solway-stories/e-lleoyx

 


Alison Rayner Quintet (ARQ)
Sunday afternoon 3 April 2022 @Seven Arts 1.30pm
Tickets £10/8 concessions, 25s and under £5
Alison Rayner (The Guest Stars, Blow the Fuse) has been a leading light of British jazz for over 30 years. The multi award-winning ARQ have produced three critically acclaimed albums – their most recent, Short Stories (2019), containing an Ivor Novello Award-winning song. Their music combines richly nuanced compositions, rhythmic interplay and folk-infused melodies.
Alison Rayner (bass), Diane McLoughlin (saxophones), Deirdre Cartwright (guitar), Steve Lodder (piano) and Buster Birch (drums).
Tickets -https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/arq-alison-rayner-quintet/e-rmybda

 

The Jazz Defenders
Sunday afternoon 10 April @Seven Arts 1.30pm
Tickets £10 full price £8 concessions £5 (half price) for 25’s and under.
“Absolutely storming!” – Jamie Cullum. The Jazz Defenders ‘defend’ the legacy of Blue Note recordings by the likes of Mobley, Morgan and Blakey, whilst creating their own original identity and distinction. Bandleader George Cooper’s credits include: Hans Zimmer, Nigel Kennedy, U2, MF Doom, and Abstract Orchestra. He played piano in the memorable “About Time” band with Malcolm Strachan that welcomed jazz back to Leeds at Seven in May last year after lockdown.
George Cooper (piano), Will Harris (bass), Ian Matthews (drums), Nick Malcolm (trumpet) and Jake McMurchie (tenor sax).
Tickets on sale here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/the-jazz-defenders/e-lpzolr

 

Jason Rebello and Tim Garland’s “Duology”
@Seven Arts Thursday evening April 14 2022 7.30pm £20/18 conc
25’s and under £10
Two of the UK’s most celebrated jazz musicians in concert together at Seven Arts.
Tim Garland has developed an unshakably original voice, with years on the road with Chick Corea’s Vigil, Garland has built a formidable reputation. Celebrated British jazz pianist Jason Rebello was labelled a veteran by critics at 19; his No 1 debut album “A Clearer View” was produced by the legend Wayne Shorter.
In over thirty years of friendship they have toured, shared, and recorded music. Now they have focussed this long-honed rapport through a series of duet recordings entitled “Duology”.
Support comes from young rising stars, the Sam Dolling Trio featuring Sam Dolling (piano), Joe Wilkes (double bass) and Eddie Bowes (drums). The recent Leeds Conservatoire graduates are the next generation of Leeds jazz musicians and play an assortment of Dolling’s originals.
@Seven Arts Thursday 14 April 7:30pm. £20/18 25s and under £10
Tickets -https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/jason-rebello-and-tim-garlands-duology/e-gkaoqg

 

Conservatoire Jazz Collection 2022 (pt 1)
@Seven Arts Sunday afternoon April 17 2022 1.30pm £10/8 25s and under £5
Both of our Conservatoire Jazz Collection gigs are an opportunity for final year students to perform their cutting-edge final projects in a welcoming environment prior to their recitals. We’ll feature three 40-minute sets at each concert.
The Joe VDM quartet is an eclectic modal jazz ensemble taking influences from classic players such as Coltrane and Henderson as well as modern players like Nubya Garcia. Bandleader Joe has played all over Leeds and London with bands such as Plantfood, The Sunkissed Child and 2/22. Joe van der Meulen (tenor sax), Hayden Wood (bass), Ruben Maric (keyboards) and Finn Hamilton (drums).
The Dan Pattenden Quartet combines found sound, noise music and traditional jazz styles. Heavily influenced by James Newton, Bobby McFerrin and Dan Mayo, the quartet also uses electronics and samplers to create layers within the music, playing with and without listening. These collaborators aim to create an overlap between music, audio and sound. Martin Waters (tenor sax), Myron Evans (piano), Guy Bathgate (bass) and Dan Pattenden (drums).
‘Speaking Evil’ will be playing their new original material ahead of upcoming recordings and performances. The quintet’s music takes compositional inspiration from music of the mid to late 1960s such as Wayne Shorter and Lee Morgan, while incorporating a modern and rhythmic twist setting their music firmly within the modern jazz idiom. Harry Stobart (drums), Martin Waters (tenor sax), Edward Tahourdin (trumpet/flugel), Per Alexander (guitar) and Guy Bathgate (bass).
Tickets - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/conservatoire-collection-joe-vdm-dan-pattenden-4-speaking-evil/e-xebevl



Conservatoire Jazz Collection 2022 (pt 2)
@Seven Arts Sunday afternoon April 24 2022 1.30pm £10/8 25s and under £5
Both of our Conservatoire Jazz Collection gigs are an opportunity for final year students to perform their cutting-edge final projects in a welcoming environment prior to their recitals. We’ll feature three 40-minute sets at each concert.
Drummer Maeve Thorpe has made her way into the vibrant Leeds jazz scene playing in The Goddess Collective and the Sophie Grace Quintet, also depping in bands, most notably the Hyo Jung Trio. Thorpe has a love for ECM and contemporary jazz, taking influence from artists like the Joshua Redman Quartet, the Keith Jarrett Trio and Bill Stewart. The Maeve Thorpe Quartet features Gustavo Andrade (tenor sax), Ben Gilbert (piano) and Fergus Leach (bass).
Electric bass player Fergus Leach hails from Kendal in the Lake District. Fergus has been making waves in the Leeds jazz scene’s biggest venues with myriad projects: Elusive Dip, Hyo Jung Trio, Olivia Cuttill quartet, fireside and Nox Quartet. Leach takes influence from jazz contemporaries such as corto.alto, BADBADNOTGOOD and Matthew Halsall. His band features Haydn Morrow (drums), Ruben Maric (keys) and Gustavo Andrade (tenor and soprano saxophone).
Drummer Haydn Morrow has been regularly gigging in Leeds with bands like Elusive Dip, Harry Moon and the Cardboard Rocket, India Newland, and his own quartet, as well as depping for Plantfood among other bands. Taking inspiration from Athletic Progression, corto.alto, BADBADNOTGOOD and Abstract Orchestra, Morrow harbours a love for playing jazz, hip-hop, fusion and Afro beat. The Haydn Morrow Quartet features Gustavo Andrade (saxes), Ruben Maric (piano) and Fergus Leach (electric bass).
Tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/conservatoire-collection-pt-2-maeve-thorpe-quartet-fergus-leach-quartet-haydn-morrow-quartet/e-zdzdxo



Joel Frahm Trio - “The Bright Side”
@Seven Arts Thursday evening 28 April 2022 7.30pm £20/18 25s and under £10
Astonishing talent, Joel Frahm, brings his USA saxophone-led trio to Seven Arts, Leeds – celebrating the release of the decade-long collaborators’ first record together “The Bright Side”.
Joel Frahm is known to all jazz-lovers as a modern icon of the tenor saxophone. An unsurpassed emotional projection and technical ability always characterise his playing which draws on the breadth of the American musical tradition including jazz, funk, rock and blues. His work as a leader and his collaboration with the leading players of his generation including Brad Mehldau, Matt Wilson, Jane Monheit and Ari Hoenig have established him as among the most important and exciting players of our time.
Frahm’s new trio is an international affair, consisting of one of Canada’s most prolific bandleaders, Ernesto Cervini (Myriad3, Turboprop) on drums and composer/bandleader/bassist Dan Loomis (of The Wee Trio, TS Monk, Vadim Neselovskyi). This band has been playing together for almost a decade in Cervini’s Turboprop and his Quartet, the ECQ.
Support (7.30-8pm) is from Steve Hanley (drums) and Simeon Walker (piano), two superb musicians on the Leeds music scene.
@Seven Arts Thursday 28 April 7:30pm. £20/18 25s and under £10
You can book tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/joel-frahm-trio/e-kxaxmj



Hugh Pascall Quartet
@Seven Arts Sunday afternoon 1 May 2022 1.30pm £10/8 25s and under £5
“Exemplary hard bop” – Jazz Journal. Hugh Pascall is an award-winning trumpet player and composer born in Nottingham. The quartet have just recorded an album, to be released on Pascall’s own label, Attica Records; they’re touring the country with 20 dates this summer to celebrate. “Borderlands” will be released on 1st April. Hugh Pascall (trumpet/flugelhorn), Liam Dunachie (piano/Rhodes), Oli Hayhurst (bass) and Jay Davis (drums).
Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/hugh-pascall-quartet/e-gkqkzq


Other news…


Leeds Jazz Festival 1-12 June 2022
Tickets are now on sale for the 10 concerts Jazzleeds are promoting during this year’‘s Leeds Jazz Festival in June. We’ve some superb concerts at Seven Arts, the Wardrobe, Howard Assembly Room as well presenting two days of free music with the best local bands at the Festival’s Victoria Gate stage. We’ll be having a special feature about the festival during April. Advance details and tickets are all here https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/leeds-jazz-festival-2022/


Rush Hour Jazz
In the Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road LS73PD, 6-7pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Rush Hour Jazz takes place in the Seven Arts bar area and is free to attend – with a pay as you feel contribution. All the money donated goes to the musicians who play on that night.


April 6th Superb steel pannist Dudley Nesbitt with the Jazz Leeds trio featuring Richard Ormrod on drums, Will Powell guitar and Steve Crocker bass 6-7pm @Seven Arts Bar .Dudley Nesbitt is joined by the JazzLeeds house band for over an hour’s worth of stella standards playing.


Jazz Workshops
At Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (Barn Sugar Well Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG)

Dom Moore has restarted his regular instrumentalists’ workshops and will be running these fortnightly. April’s sessions are Sundays 10th and 24th at 10:30am-12:30pm. Cost per session: £10/8. All instruments and standards welcome – all you need is a wish to learn how to improvise and play jazz tunes. There is a piano available and a drum kit, otherwise please bring your instruments. To join – contact the tutor, Dominic Moore: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Our new jazz singers’ workshop continues on alternate Sundays, in April these will be: 3rd and 17th 10:30am-12:30pm. Cost per session: £10/8. Everyone and anyone is welcome to join, to learn all about how to sing jazz through discussions of the greatest jazz vocalists, and attempt to approach lyrics, scat and everything in between the ways they did. To join – contact the tutor Oliver Bolton: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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 at one of our live gigs!


Steve Crocker
JazzLeeds
Copyright © 2022 JazzLeeds, All rights reserved.


JazzLeeds is an independent voluntary music promoter based in Chapel Allerton Leeds. Our aim is to promote high quality contemporary jazz and related musics. We are pleased that we won the 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Award for UK venue of the year. 2022 is our fifteenth anniversary year!

 

ISQ - UK live dates, May, June, July 2022.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

ISQ, led by vocalist and songwriter Irene Serra will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a short series of UK live shows during May, June and July 2022. Details attached.

Irene Serra writes;


New live gigs coming your way soon

 

The days are getting longer and sunnier, I can definitely feel a spring in my step…and I’m super happy to announce that ISQ has some live dates coming up in the UK to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! You’re the first to know as I am announcing our performances to my mailing-list friends first before sharing it on our social media platforms.


I’m finally bringing our music over to the North of England after being delayed by the big C, Covid that is! It’s the first time we play there so please spread the word if you can and let as many people know that ISQ are coming their way! We’ll also be back playing at some of our favourite venues, including Soho Pizza Express Jazz Club in London and Peggy’s Skylight in Nottingham.


Full list below (save the dates!):

 

Wednesday 25th May 2022 | The Lescar, Sheffield


Friday 27th May 2022 | Wakefield Jazz Club, Wakefield


Saturday 28th May 2022 | Peggy’s Skylight, Nottingham


Wednesday 8th June 2022 | Soho Pizza Express Jazz Club


Friday 1st July 2022 | The Bear, Luton

 

A trip down memory lane…and exciting new music to come!


It’s been a long time since that very tentative first rehearsal as ISQ in the music room at the Bulls Head in Barnes, all 12 years to be exact. I had just finished my Masters at the Guildhall and knew that I wanted to write and release original material. Bass player/composer Richard Sadler had just finished touring with the Neil Cowley Trio and felt the same way so we decided to join forces and see what would come out of it. 4 albums full of heartfelt music, 5 indie produced music videos, a few added electronic instruments and many live performances later, here we are!


Releasing original music is never an easy feat, especially in such a perennially changing musical landscape, and 10 years ago very few jazz singers were releasing their own material so it was quite a challenge to convince promoters to book me! But I’m half-Sardinian and, as anybody who knows me can attest to, (quite!) stubborn so I was never really going to take no for an answer, was I….?


Now, in the middle of writing the 5th album, I can say that I’ve really found my groove and I’m so excited to see in what direction this album goes. It will be produced by our very own in-house bass player and sound engineer Richard Sadler, who has such great skills as a producer which are rarely highlighted. A man of many talents!


Hopefully I’ll get to see many of you at one of the live performances we have coming up!


Much love and jazz,

Ire x

 

Tim Richards - Upcoming gigs and courses,2022.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Pianist, composer, author and educator Tim Richards has forwarded details of his performance and teaching schedule for 2022.

Tim Richards writes;


You are invited to the next JT4tet GIG at the famous BULLS HEAD jazz pub in Barnes, SW13 on Thu 7 April (8:00-10:30). Nearest train station is Barnes Bridge
For the first time we’ll be featuring a guest vocalist - Nazarene (see left) - don’t miss this special event! We’ll play two sets of blues, funk, jazz and soul.
Line-up includes Jon ‘T-Bone’ Taylor (gtr), Tim Richards (keys), Andy Lafone (bass), Peter Miles (drums).
Advance tickets available here
https://www.ents24.com/london-events/the-bulls-head/jt4tet-featuring-the-soulful-randb-vocalist-jessica-zade/6460798

 

There are some great short courses coming up. First off, the JAZZ PIANO LIVE course with Nikki Yeoh at PREMISES STUDIOS in Hackney, 20-22 May.
Nikki and I have been teaching together on the annual jazz piano course at Premises for over 20 years. This new course focuses on comping and playing with a rhythm section.
On the final day you’ll give a performance for friends and family with a full band. Places are limited - only a few left!
More details here;
https://www.premisesstudios.com/blog/premises-studios-live-jazz-piano-course/

 

I’m running two more short courses in July as part of MORLEY COLLEGE SUMMER SCHOOL. Enrolment available soon on the Morley website.
https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/


•  BLUES PIANO TASTER
4 classes: Mon/Wed 11, 13, 18 and 20 July (6:30-9pm).
An entry level crash course in blues for pianists interested in joining my weekly Tuesday night class (starts in September).


• JAZZ PIANO TRIO STUDIO WORKSHOP
2 classes: Sat 17 and 24 July (11am- 4pm).
For more advanced pianists, an opportunity to record a tune of your choice on the grand piano in the Morley Recording Studio, with a professional bassist and drummer. I’ll give you help with your arrangement and tips on playing with the rhythm section.

 

FORSYTHS MUSIC SHOP in Manchester are hosting a FREE workshop on Sunday 3 July (2-4pm)
I’ll be promoting my latest books BEGINNING JAZZ PIANO Parts 1 and 2.
If you wish to attend, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

In the Autumn I’m running an ONLINE course for piano teachers on the ABRSM JAZZ PIANO SYLLABUS:
This is hosted by BENSLOW MUSIC via Zoom and attracts teachers from far and wide. It takes place on four Sundays: (11am - 4pm):
30 Oct, 6, 20 and 27 Nov
As a jazz examiner for 20 years I can help you acquire the skills required to teach (and play) jazz, and ensure your students pass the Grades 1-5 Jazz Piano exams.
No previous experience of jazz required.
Enrolment is available shortly: Benslow website https://benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=2737

 

Part 2 of BEGINNING JAZZ PIANO is now out, and features chapters on:
• Harmony & Improvisation
• Accompanying
• Reading From Lead Sheets
I’m delighted with this two-page review in MUSIC TEACHER magazine. http://www.timrichards.ndo.co.uk/MusicTeacher%20BJP%20Review.pdf
For further info on content see the new promo video I’ve uploaded to YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj8rhHJ1sT4
Both books are available from Schott Music. https://schottmusiclondon.com/tim-richards/
For those who prefer online leaning, both books are also available as INTERACTIVE VIDEO COURSES from MUSIC GURUS.
Part 1 https://www.musicgurus.com/courses/beginning-jazz-piano-part-1/?utm_source=awin&awc=23000_1648383561_dc17dc12a8f4115f601c64a270756297
Part 2 https://www.musicgurus.com/courses/beginning-jazz-piano-part-2/?utm_source=awin&awc=23000_1648383589_6dbf1007df51b839afd98b51b9dd1019

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 20/03/2022.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 20/03/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist from 20th March- now available

 

Listen at any time at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz  or at https://www.mixcloud.com/camp_fr/modern-jazz-from-around-europe-20th-march-2022/


Henri Texier
Round About Midnight
Heteroklite Lockdown
Label Blue


Boarding Completed
Hvittingfoss Skyline
Park Blues
Losen


Jakob Manz-Johanna Summer
The Return of Mohammed
The Gallery Concerts 1
ACT


Barber Mouse
Epistrophy
Heretic Monk
Auand


Koma Saxo
Croydon Koma/Koma Fred
Koma West
We Jazz


Eclectic Maybe Band
A Beast Trophy
Again Alors
Discus


Alina Bzhezhinska
Blue Nile
Inspiration (2018)
Ubuntu


/kry
#3
/kry
self


Iiro Rantala
Can you be Bob
Potsdam
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.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

Cath Roberts Newsletter: Spring 2022.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Saxophonist Cath Roberts has forwarded her latest newsletter including details of new album releases plus forthcoming live appearances, including a mini tour by her group Sloth Racket.

Cath Roberts writes;

Cath Roberts Newsletter: Spring 2022


The newsletter of saxophone player Cath Roberts


Hello
With the sun shining outside as I write, it feels appropriate to put together a spring newsletter today! Read on to find out about what I’m up to..

 

Sloth Racket April mini-tour
Having not played together in the full lineup since September 2019, Sloth Racket are finally back out and about next month! We’re playing three dates in Newcastle, Sheffield and Nottingham, before heading into the studio to record a new album. I actually cannot wait to play with the band again! More info on the Sloth Racket website. https://slothracket.co.uk/

 

New releases
Three new releases have appeared in quick succession recently, on three different labels, and all duo projects. All the details and relevant links are coming up, and I’m now also selling physical copies through my website. http://cathrobots.co.uk/the-merch-table/


Cath Roberts & Olie Brice - Conduits
(Relative Pitch)
Out this Friday 25th March, Conduits is a duo recording I did with Olie Brice during the winter lockdown of January 2021. Using JackTrip, we improvised three pieces in real time and liked them enough to decide to put them ‘out there’. I’m very happy that Relative Pitch Records were interested in releasing them! For UK physical orders head to Olie’s Bandcamp site, or order from the label in the US on the Relative Pitch Bandcamp site.
https://westhill.bandcamp.com/album/conduits
https://relativepitchrecords.bandcamp.com/album/conduits


Suren Seneviratne / Cath Roberts - Split (Fractal Meat Cuts)
Graham Dunning invited me to make a solo electronics piece for one side of this split tape release. The resulting improvised track, ‘Be unafraid to open things up’, is now out on Graham’s Fractal Meat Cuts label, sharing a cassette with Suren Seneviratne (aka My Panda Shall Fly). Grab a tape and/or download from the Fractal Meat Bandcamp site. https://fractalmeat.bandcamp.com/album/split

 

Cath Roberts & Sam Andreae -
Miaow Argument (Sound Holes)
Released on the cusp of 2022 was Miaow Argument, my duo cassette with Sam Andreae. This is a set of improvisations using tabletop objects, DIY electronics, drum kit parts, small instruments and a plastic pipe with saxophone mouthpiece. This duo is a lot of fun and it’s great to have a document of the chaos! The tape is available from the Sound Holes label, and you can download the tracks as a digital release from my Bandcamp site.
https://sndhls.bigcartel.com/product/094-cath-roberts-and-sam-adreae-miaow-argument-c26
https://cathrobots.bandcamp.com/album/miaow-argument

 

Upcoming gigs


The next couple of months are currently looking like this…


27 March with Olie Brice at Mopomoso | The Vortex, London


30 March with Rachel Musson at Flim Flam | Ryan’s Bar, Stoke Newington, London


1 April with Orchestra NEw (Ukraine fundraiser) at Cafe Oto, London


3 April Sloth Racket at The Globe, Newcastle (Jazz North East)


6 April Sloth Racket at The Lescar, Sheffield (Jazz At The Lescar)


7 April Sloth Racket at Bonington Theatre, Nottingham (Jazz Steps)


16 April with Blanca Regina at BRÅK | waterintobeer, Brockley, London


2 May with Benedict Taylor at Boat-Ting | Bar & Co, London


20 May at LUME, lineup tba (new series announcement coming soon!)


21 May cr-ow-tr-io at Curious Ear | Ascension Church, Hulme, Manchester


23 May with Chris Corsano and Alan Wilkinson at Cafe Oto, London (part of Chris Corsano’s four-day residency)


28 May with Ciaran Mackle at BRÅK | waterintobeer, Brockley, London


(More on my website.)
http://cathrobots.co.uk/

 

I think that’s it! I’ll be back with another newsletter sometime over the summer, and in the mean time you can always check in on my blog and/or follow me on Twitter.
https://twitter.com/cathrobots


Take care everyone and see you out there soon…


Cath

B:MUSIC ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE JAZZLINES SUMMER SCHOOL AND B:JAZZ FESTIVAL, AUGUST 2022.

Friday, March 18, 2022

B:Music, the music charity responsible for Birmingham’s Town Hall & Symphony Hall have announced that their Jazzlines Summer School returns this year, running in conjunction with the B MUSIC Festival.

We have received the following press release;


B:MUSIC ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE JAZZLINES SUMMER SCHOOL AND B:JAZZ FESTIVAL

 

Free summer school course for local young people and live jazz at Symphony Hall in August, in partnership with Jazz FM

 

B:Music, the music charity responsible for Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall are delighted to announce that their Jazzlines Summer School returns later this year, as they look forward to opening their doors once again to young musicians from Birmingham and the surrounding areas. This year’s free, non-residential course will run from Monday 22 to Friday 26 August for young people aged between 11 and 19 and takes place at the world-renowned Symphony Hall in the heart of Birmingham. Applications for this year’s summer school close on Friday 1 April.


The Jazzlines Summer School offers a comprehensive and broad-ranging programme. The course is designed to develop key skills in aural training, ensemble musicianship, jazz repertoire and harmony and is suitable for those who aspire to further their music studies as well as those who simply wish to learn new skills in an atmosphere which is fun, supportive and encouraging.


The Jazzlines Summer School is led by the world-renowned trumpeter and bass player Percy Pursglove and professional vocalist and songwriter Sara Colman, both experts in helping young musicians build their skills in a way that is best suited to each individual. They are supported by an experienced group of Jazzlines tutors, music educators and specialist jazz performers from the Birmingham and UK jazz scene such as Shabaka Hutchings, Kit Downes, Yazz Ahmed and Nikki Iles.


B:Music’s Talent Development Manager, Richard Foote said,
“The free-to-access Jazzlines Summer School is one of B:Music’s flagship talent development programmes which gives many young musicians their first foray into the world of jazz, and also into Birmingham’s iconic Symphony Hall. This week-long course taking place in August is open to all young musicians from Birmingham and the surrounding areas aged 11 to 19 years old and is delivered by the country’s top jazz musicians and educators. Now in its tenth year, the Jazzlines Summer School
has seen musicians such as Reuben James, Xhosa Cole and Alicia Gardener-Trejo come through its doors. In this year’s celebrations, we will be welcoming the next generation of jazz talent to take part. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural B:Jazz festival, which runs alongside the Summer School, we will be putting on fresh, engaging and not-to-be-missed concerts in Symphony Hall’s amazing spaces, and we will be giving our summer school participants access to these performances enabling them to fully experience this amazing music live.”


With a range of guest tutors in the city, the Summer School will run in conjunction with the B:Jazz Festival in partnership with Jazz FM, where audiences will be able to enjoy free and low- cost performances at The Spotted Dog in Digbeth, on stage at Symphony Hall and in Symphony Hall’s Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space. Like the UK’s leading national commercial radio service for jazz, soul and blues, the week of music from Monday 22 to Saturday 27 August will showcase the full spectrum of jazz and includes performances from international touring artists to local community bands.

 

Jazz FM’s Content Director Nick Pitts says,
“After the success our first partnership with B:Music last August around their celebration of jazz, we are absolutely thrilled to be working with them again this year. This already looks like it’s going to be a fantastic celebration of Birmingham’s young and vibrant jazz scene, which has seen a wonderful resurgence after a tough couple of years. Jazz FM has always been a passionate supporter of UK jazz education, and we are delighted to work with the brilliant B:Music to help spread the good word on this project, including a number of music and interview specials as well as a broadcast from Symphony Hall on our nationwide platform.”


B:Music’s Jazzlines Summer School is in partnership with Jazz FM and is very kindly supported by PRS Foundation, Arts Council England, George Henry Collins Charity,
Grantham Yorke Trust, Michael Marsh Charitable Trust and Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation as Talent Development Partners, supporting and inspiring the next generation of the city’s musical talent.


To find out more and apply for a free space at the Jazzlines Summer School by Friday 1 April: https://bmusic.co.uk/make-music/children-young-people/jazzlines-summer-school


To be the first to hear the full line-up of B:Music’s B:Jazz Festival in partnership with Jazz FM,
sign up to the mailing list at http://www.bmusic.co.uk

 

B:Music is a Birmingham-based music charity with a mission to inspire a love of live music, through performance, participation and learning.


B:Music believes that music is essential to everyone and has the power to transform and change lives, to entertain and uplift, to create shared experiences and to educate.


B:Music venues Town Hall and Symphony Hall are the centre of Birmingham’s cultural heart – presenting the world’s most exciting and diverse artists, orchestras and bands, including Kraftwerk, The British Paraorchestra of Great Britain, Satinder Sartaaj, Chineke!, Gary Barlow, Joan Armatrading and the world-renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Each year, a programme of nearly 800 concerts and events brings the best jazz, folk, world, roots, classical, rock and pop performers to audiences of over 550,000.


The Jazzlines programme is a key part of the region’s jazz infrastructure, nurturing new talent and creating performance opportunities, while the Learning and Participation team works with 18,000 people from across Birmingham each year.
Find out more at http://www.bmusic.co.uk

 


Jazz FM is the largest commercial jazz station in the world, celebrating the complete spectrum of Jazz in all its colourful forms since 1990. Jazz FM broadcasters, producers and team are true devotees, with a deep love and understanding of their particular Jazz shade, their passion is vivid, their enthusiasm infectious, sharing the finest jazz with everyone. 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. No matter how people tune-in they always listen in colour.

 

PRS Foundation are the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development. They invest in the future of music by supporting talent development and new music across the UK; enabling songwriters and composers of all backgrounds to realise their potential and reach audiences across the world. Since March 2000 they have supported over 7,300 new music initiatives to the tune of over £35 million. They do this through open grant schemes which are available to musicians and organisations and partnership programmes which they lead in response to specific needs and gaps in funding.

 

Arts Council England are the national development agency for creativity and culture. They have set out their strategic vision that by 2030 they want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences. They invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision.


The George Henry Collins Charity provides relief from illness, infirmity, old age and loneliness through charitable organisations within the Birmingham area.

 

The Grantham Yorke Trust provides one-off educational grants for indirect costs for people under 25 who were born in the West Midlands. Some of the grants they have provided include funds for clothing, equipment or books to help someone leaving education and going into work or training; supporting the assistance of someone in need of physical, mental or moral care education; and training to prevent drug abuse, alcohol and gambling, having children or child neglect.

 

The Michael Marsh Charitable Trust provides grants that are broadly divided between charities helping the elderly, children, people with disabilities, disadvantaged groups and people with educational needs. Grants are given to specific projects for locally based smaller charities as well as larger projects.

 

Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation is Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club’s non-profit organisation dedicated to the support of jazz and music education in the UK and beyond. They believe that music education should be available to all, so that all young people benefit from the same opportunities, no matter where they live, what music they play and what their financial background is. Since its creation in 2015, the Foundation has supported almost fifty projects benefitting hundreds of schoolchildren in the UK and overseas.

Akamu Music Agency - Updated concert schedule, March to June 2022.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

The Italian music agency Akamu have updated their schedule of forthcoming concerts from March to June 2022. Events will feature a variety of artists & will take place in numerous European countries.

AKAMU UPCOMING CONCERTS / update March 2022


Concerts from March to early June, 2022


Mar 17 - Teatro San Leonardo – Bologna - Robin Holcomb & Wayne Horvitz


Mar 18 - Jazz Club Torrione – Ferrara - Orchestra Creativa dell’Emilia-Romagna diretta da Wayne Horvitz e con ospiti Robin Holcomb, Camilla Battaglia, Steph Richards, Gabriele Mitelli e Silvia Bolognesi


Mar 19 - Teatro San Leonardo – Bologna - Steph Richards & Wayne Horvitz


Mar 20 - Teatro Donizetti – Bergamo - Trio Correnteza (Mirabassi-Taufic-Renzetti)


Mar 20 - Sala alla Porta Sant’Agostino – Bergamo - Gabriele Mitelli & Rob Mazurek


Apr 4 - Le Dynamo – Pantin - Elaine Mitchener Sextet: “The Jeanne Lee Project”


Apr 28-May 1 - Akamu will be present at Jazzahead! in Bremen


May 1 - Jazzatelier – Ulrichsberg - Michael Formanek


May 4-9 - Aulus les Bains - Elliott Sharp workshop


May 13 - Casa Del jazz – Roma - Camilla Battaglia & Rosa Brunello


May 16 - Teatro Asioli – Correggio - Florin Niculescu & Christian Escoudé Gipsy All Stars


May 20 - Teatro Comunale – Modena - Orchestra Creativa dell’Emilia-Romagna meets Ernst Reijseger (+ guest Rosa Brunello)


May 25 - New Morning – Paris - Hermeto Pascoal


May 27 - Porgy und Bess – Wien - Hermeto Pascoal


May 29 - Jazz Club – Vilnius - Anthony Braxton Saxophone Quartet feat. TBA, James Fei and Chris Jonas


Jun 3 - NRW – Bonn - Roscoe Mitchell & Vagrancy Ensemble


Jun 5 - De Singel – Antwerp - Anthony Braxton Saxophone Quartet feat. Ingrid Laubrock, James Fei and Chris Jonas

INFO on http://www.akamu.net

Spring season at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London with Lee Mead, Ian Shaw, Linda Purl, Karen Oberlin and more, March to June 2022.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

The Pheasantry has announced its programme for Spring 2022. Press release including full schedule of events attached.

We have received the following press release;


PRESS RELEASE – Spring season at The Pheasantry with Lee Mead, Ian Shaw, Linda Purl and Karen Oberlin plus many more unmissable shows…


What a line up we have for you at The Pheasantry in the coming months. There is a huge range of artists, shows and amazing nights ahead of us that you won’t want to miss, and we can’t wait!


Lee Mead returns this week after two and a half years to perform some of his most loved songs that he grew up with. April brings Marieann Meringolo and her critically acclaimed show ‘Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman’. Yasmine and Peter Giles join us to launch their new album ‘Insights’.


Jazz and blues guitarist Remi Harris joins us shortly after with virtuoso double bassist Tom Moore. We also have some vintage jazz shows to get you feeling nostalgic from Blue Harlem and Hetty and The Jazzatos. Our Jazz Divas series continues through the coming months as we welcome Elaine Delmar, Georgina Jackson, Emma Smith, Polly Gibbons, Louise Claire Marshall and Graciela Roriguez.


Adrian Cox and Joe Webb return after their sold-out album launch in January due to popular demand. Celebrate Easter weekend with us with the incredible, award-winning jazz singers Claire Martin and Ian Shaw who make their first appearance at The Pheasantry together! Imogen Ryall celebrates the work of jazz star Charlie Mingus (who would have turned 100 this year) and Joni Mitchell by stylishly recreating their unique collaborative 1979 album ‘Mingus’.


We also have some more incredible New York Cabaret stars following on from recent appearances by Natalie Douglas, Shana Farr and Jeff Harnar. Linda Purl presents a night of classic standards and hot Latin jazz arrangements; Amanda McBroom performs an evening of contemporary songs, both tragic and hilarious, for Shakespeare’s most famous heroines written by herself; and Michele Brourman joins us for an evening of her original songs, some brand new and some old favourites.


17th – 20th March (7:30pm/1:30pm) – An Evening with Lee Mead


25th March (8pm) – Remi Harris & Tom Moore


26th March (8pm) - Blue Harlem


31st March – 1st April (8pm) - Hetty & The Jazzatos


7th April (8pm) – Marieann Meringolo ‘The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman’


8th April (8pm) - Jazz Divas: Elaine Delmar sings The Great American Songbook


9th April (8pm) - Jazz Divas: Georgina Jackson


10th April (8pm) - Yasmine & Peter Giles


13thApril (8pm) - Adrian Cox & Joe Webb


15th - 17th April (8pm) - Claire Martin and Ian Shaw ‘Reunited’


22nd April (9pm) – Linda Purl


23rd April (8pm) - Imogen Ryall sings Join Mitchell’s ‘Mingus’


6th May (8pm) - Jazz Divas: Emma Smith with Jamie Safir


7th May (8pm) - Jazz Divas: Polly Gibbens ‘All For You, Body & Soul’


21st May - Dominic Aldis [not yet on sale]


26th – 28th May (8pm) – Amanda McBroom ‘Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues’


29th May (8pm) – Michelle Brourman ‘My Headline for Today’


10th June (8pm) - Jazz Divas – Louise Claire Marshall [not yet on sale]


11th June (8pm)- Jazz Divas – Graciela Rodriguez


17th – 18th June (8pm) – Karen Oberlin [not yet on sale]


PizzaExpress Live presents more than 1,300 shows each year across several venues, including the historic PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho, The Pheasantry in Chelsea, PizzaExpress Live Holborn, and PizzaExpress Live Birmingham.


Live music has always been an important part of PizzaExpress. Founder Peter Boizot was a jazz lover and constantly sought ways to integrate music into his restaurants, whether at PizzaExpress branches from the late 1960’s, at his other ventures like Pizza on the Park or at Kettner’s from the 1970’s. The flagship venue at 10 Dean Street, London has hosted internationally acclaimed music since its first ticketed shows in May 1976. All our venues have welcomed legendary names such as Amy Winehouse, Brian May, Gregory Porter, Van Morrison, Tony Bennett, Chrissie Hynde, Norah Jones and many more…

 

The Pheasantry
152 Kings Road
London
SW3 4UT


020 7439 4962


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Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 13/03/2022.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 13/03/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist

 

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz


Massimiliano Cignitti
Nostalgia Del Presente
Dark in the Room
Dodicilune


Tome Iliev Sextet
Winti Buebli
Trinaiska
AMP

 

Tom Remon
fly little bird, fly
Eagle Peak
Lunaria

 

Dave Green Trio
Played Twice
Raise Four
Trio Records


Jacopo Ferrazza
Fantàsia
Fantàsia
Teal Dreamers Factory


Johannes Berauer
Just another pop song
Vienna Chamber Diaries plus Strings
Basho


Hans Lüdemann TransEuropeExpress Ensemble
Sahara Variations
On the Edges 1
BMC


Maloo
Fuzzland
Fuzzland
Dodicilune


Massimiliano Cignitti
Choro for Glauber
Dark in the Room
Dodicilune

 

 

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.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

Tord Gustavsen Trio, UK and Ireland live dates, May 2022.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Tord Gustavsen Trio will play a short series of live shows in the UK and Ireland in support of their forthcoming album "Opening". Schedule attached.

From http://www.ecmrecords.com

 

May 01
Tord Gustavsen Trio
Bray Jazz Festival
Bray
Ireland

 

May 17 TORD GUSTAVSEN TRIO
The Stables
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
“Opening”


May 18 TORD GUSTAVSEN
Turner Sims
Southampton
United Kingdom
“Opening”


May 19 TORD GUSTAVSEN TRIO
St. George’s
Bristol
United Kingdom
“Opening”


May 20 TORD GUSTAVSEN TRIO
The Apex
Bury
United Kingdom
“Opening”


May 21 TORD GUSTAVSEN TRIO
Howard Assembly Rooms
Leeds
“Opening”


PLUS:


November 12 TORD GUSTAVSEN TRIO
London Jazz Festival
London

Alison Rayner Quintet (ARQ), ‘Short Stories Retold’, UK tour April - July 2022.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Bassist and composer Alison Rayner will lead her Quintet on an extensive UK tour playing music from her most recent album "Short Stories". Schedule attached.

From;
http://www.alisonrayner.com/live/
Includes links to individual events

UPCOMING DATES


2022


Sat 2 April Scarborough Spa


Sun 3 April Leeds Seven Arts - lunchtime 1.30pm


Tue 26 April London Eastside Jazz Club


Thu 28 April Folkestone The Tower Theatre


Sat 30 April Ribble Valley Jazz Festival - 3:30 pm


Sat 14 May Birmingham Jazz Festival - 2pm


Sun 15 May Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club


Fri 17 June York NCEM


Sat 18 June Gateshead The Sage


Sun 26 June Orpington Naturist Jazz Festival


Sun 10 July Swanage Jazz Festival - lunchtime 2pm


Alison Rayner – double bass
Buster Birch – drums / percussion
Deirdre Cartwright – guitar
Diane McLoughlin – saxophones
Steve Lodder – piano, keyboards

Jazz for spring and summer in the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Leeds venue has announced a batch of events stretching into June 2022, bringing bands and artists from around the world. Press release attached

We have received the following press release;

 

SUMMER AT THE HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM, LEEDS


As Opera North looks forward to opening a restaurant and bar between New Briggate and the Howard Assembly Room’s new atrium this summer, the Leeds venue has announced a
batch of events stretching into June, bringing bands and artists from around the world, film screenings, workshops, recitals and more to its wood-vaulted space.


This week, Frequent Magic (Wed 16 March) celebrates some of Peepal Tree Press’s acclaimed writers, including a unique performance from author Anthony Joseph with a trio led by saxophonist Jason Yarde.


A Brudenell Piano Session (29 March) brings exploratory pianist Matthew Bourne to the stage as part of an eclectic bill of keyboard talent


There’s a rare chance to catch West Africa’s first all-female supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique on an intimate scale on 22 June. Their joyous brew of afrobeat, funk and reggae found an early fan in Barack Obama, and the heady roots and electronic grooves of their second album Amazones Power carry hard-hitting messages and pressure for social change. The current line-up features founder member Mamani Keïta, Ivorian singer and member of Na Afriki, Dobet Gnahoré, and Beninese vocalist Fafa Ruffino, who brings the musical influence of her Ghanaian heritage together with traditional music from Nigeria to Burkina Faso, gospel and soul.


Led by renowned baritone sax player and composer Issie Barratt, another all-star female ensemble, INTERCHANGE, pays a special visit in association with JazzLeeds as part of the inaugural Leeds Jazz Festival on 5 June. Preceding their concert, a free open rehearsal offers the chance to hear the group – whose line-up includes the brilliant MOBO Award-winning pianist Zoe Rahman, and Leeds Conservatoire’s Caroline Boaden on drums – running through works by emerging female composers, specially written for the gig with the support of Issie and her bandmates. A selection of the works will then be performed at the 4pm show, as part of two sets built around INTERCHANGE’s thrillingly eclectic debut album Donna’s Secret.


There’s an earlier treat for jazz fans on 21 May in the company of one of Norway’s most celebrated musicians, pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen. Joined by his regular drummer Jarle Vespestad and bassist Steinar Raknes, he gives his long-awaited ninth album for the legendary ECM Records an airing.


Also Havana-born pianist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and conductor Robert Fonseca with his 9th solo album YESUN (19 Apr)

 

Returning to West Africa, Howard Assembly Room favourites Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch continue their extraordinary dialogue between Senegal and Wales, the kora and the harp on 22 May. The multi-award-winning duo’s third album ECHO takes their magical collaboration to new heights, bridging genres and continents with mesmerising beauty and virtuosity.


Last seen in the Howard Assembly Room in his longstanding piano duo with Peter Donohoe, the great Martin Roscoe returns on 28 May in a more recent partnership, with the
exceptional violinist Tai Murray. In an inspired programme put together by the Chicago-born former BBC New Generation Artist, works by both Clara and Robert Schumann play off minimalist classics from John Adams and Arvo Pärt, with Schubert’s Violin Sonata No. 4 a suitably Grand climax to the evening.


Members of the refugee and asylum seeker community have long been welcomed to events at the Howard Assembly Room as part of Opera North’s Community Partnerships
programme, but the diverse traditions, artistry and resilience of displaced people are celebrated on the venue’s stage itself on 23 June. Part of Opera North’s ongoing work as a Theatre of Sanctuary, this evening of short performances by singers, musicians and ensembles marks Refugee Week.


The first instalment sold out within hours, but there’s another chance to try the Howard Assembly Room’s new Restorative Yoga sessions with live music led by teacher Gerry Turvey on 20 May. Another popular innovation, the venue’s film screenings with a live musical prelude continue on 25 May with The Seventh Seal. Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 masterpiece stars the late, great Max von Sydow as a medieval knight locked in a chess game with the terrifying figure of Death.


All events are on sale now, along with the Howard Assembly Room’s full programme.


Spring highlights include the return of Tuvan throat singers Huun-Huur-Tu (1 April), Syrian qanun virtuoso Maya Youssef with a quartet from the Orchestra of Opera North (9 April), and Leeds Lieder Festival (28 April – 1 May).


Tickets are available via http://www.operanorth.co.uk, in person at Box Office, or by calling 0113 223 3600.


For selected events, discounts are available to anyone aged 16-29 or in full-time education as part of Opera North’s U30 scheme.

 

 

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.


Howard Assembly Room
32 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU
Box office: 0113 223 3600
http://www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk

 

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.

Line up announced for Guiting Music Festival 2022, including Stacey Kent, Zoe Rahman, Tom Seals, Jason Rebello, Tim Garland and more.

Friday, March 11, 2022

The 2022 Guiting Music Festival from Friday July 22 to Sunday July 31 brings a host of top names from the classical and jazz worlds to the village of Guiting Power in the Cotswolds. Press release att.

The Guiting Power Music Festival celebrates its 51st year.  Held in the beautiful village of Guiting Power, it celebrates over 10 days some of the best classical, jazz and blues music with several favourite artists returning and some new young up and coming musicians performing. 


The festival this year has also moved to a new location in Guiting Power and will be held in a 220 seater marquee, so while listening to brilliant music the audience can also take in the breath-taking views of the Cotswolds hills making it a real experience.


The jazz artists performing amongst others include Grammy nominated jazz singer Stacey Kent, jazz pianist Zoe Rahman, Jason Rebello with Tim Garland and the brilliant pianist Tom Seals.

 

FULL PRESS RELEASE:

 

 

GUITING POWER COMES ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC AT THE GUITING MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022

 


The 2022 Guiting Music Festival from Friday July 22 to Sunday July 31 brings a host of top names from the classical and jazz world to this delightful and picturesque village set high in the Cotswolds hills.

 

The festival celebrates its 51st year, holding the concerts in a 220-seater marquee on the playing field behind the village hall, looking out on the beautiful countryside.

 

The festival is delighted to launch its programme on Friday July 22nd with the award-winning jazz vocalist Stacey Kent and her quartet, performing a beautiful collection of songs, including American standards, Bossa Nova classics and chansons.


Zoe Rahman returns to the festival on Saturday July 23rd with her quintet, playing some of her new compositions alongside music from her critically acclaimed albums.


The Sunday Jazz afternoon on July 24 th starts with piano-man extraordinaire Tom Seals, a huge hit both in the UK and internationally and has been described as sounding like Little Richard. He is followed by the celebrated jazz pianist Jason Rebello, accompanied this year by Grammy award winning composer, arranger and saxophonist Tim Garland.

 

The superb Kathryn Tickell, unrivalled exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, returns on Monday July 25 th with Amy Thatcher on accordion and Stef Connor on lyres.


Then on Tuesday 26 th look forward to the award-winning classical guitarist Alexandra Whittingham, whose videos on YouTube have exceeded 30 million views.

 

Wednesday 27th is the festival’s Gala Evening, featuring the conductor Tom Fetherstonhaugh with the 10-piece Fantasia Orchestra and the outstanding classical violin soloist Alena Baeva playing the superb Brahms Violin concerto. This promises to be a very special evening, not to be missed.

 

One of Britain’s leading wind chamber groups, The Galliard Ensemble, performs on Thursday July 28th with a repertoire ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Berio and Birtwistle.

 

Then on Friday 29 th the festival is delighted to welcome back the very popular patrons of the GMF, the UK classical keyboard duo The Scott Brothers, playing the intriguing mix of harmonium and piano.

 

Saturday July 30th sees the acclaimed pianist Leon McCawley, professor of piano at the Royal College, with a recital of Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.

 

Sunday July 31st is the festival’s popular Sunday afternoon Open Air Blues show. This year the festival welcomes two award-winning blues artists. The superb singer Jo Harman, international touring and recording artist, is sure to thrill with her quintet. Then there is the young guitarist and vocalist Connor Selby, winner of the Young Artist of the Year award in the 2020/2021 UK Blues Awards.

 

Not only does the festival offer outstanding music. There will also be a selection of local seasonal food on offer, and a range of wines, beers and soft drinks.
Great music, delicious food and in the loveliest surroundings – a perfect music festival!

 

GUITING MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE UP


July 22 Jazz singer Stacey Kent and her quartet.


July 23 Jazz pianist Zoe Rahman’s Quintet.


July 24 Jazz pianist Tom Seals’ Quartet.


Jazz pianist Jason Rebello & Tim Garland.


July 25 The Kathryn Tickell Trio. pipes, accordion and lyres.


July 26 Classical guitarist Alexandra Whittingham


July 27 Conductor Tom Fetherstonhaugh’s Fantasia Orchestra with violin soloist Alena Baeva.


July 28 Wind quintet The Galliard Ensemble.


July 29 The Scott Brothers, harmonium and piano.


July 30 Concert pianist Leon McCawley


July 31 Blues singer Jo Harman’s quintet,
Blues guitarist Connor Selby with his quintet.


Show times: Evenings at 6.30pm. Sundays from 12.30pm.


Ticket prices: Evening performances £28 except July 27 Gala Evening £35 to include complimentary drinks and canapes.
Sunday performances £25.00


Venue: Guiting Power, Glos GL54 5TX - 8 miles West of Stow-on-the-Wold and 6 miles SE of Winchcombe.


Tickets and information: http://www.guitingfestival.org

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 06/03/2022.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 06/03/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

Radio Playlist from March 6th 2022

 

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Dusan Jevtovic
Al Aire
Live in Barcelona
Bandcamp


Scott McLemore
Release
The Multiverse: Knowing
Bandcamp


Liran Donin/Idris Rahman
Petra
Earth & Bones
self


Marta Sanchez
SAAM
SAAM
Whirlwind


Mathias Lévy
Arabhesque
Les démons familiers
Peewee


Gábor Gadó | János Ávéd
Midsummer Night Dream
Whispering Quiet Secrets Into Hairy Ears
BMC


Gabor Bolla
Blue Tarif
On the Move
Stunt Records


Yessaï Karapetian
Ti(M)es
Yessaï
Kyudo Records


Liran Donin/Idris Rahman
Negev
Earth & Bones
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.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

Crowdfunder appeal launched to help finance a new film documentary about legendary Leeds jazz musician Xero Slingsby (Matthew Coe).

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Robert Crampton is making "Shove It", a feature-length documentary about legendary Leeds jazz musician Matthew Coe, AKA Xero Slingsby, and his band The Works.

Robert Crampton writes;


I’m making a film about Xero Slingsby (Matthew Coe) and have launched crowdfunding appeal.


Matthew was a much loved figure around Leeds and the jazz bars of Europe in the 1980s before his untimely death at the age of just 30. The documentary will tell his story – and how he still influences musicians today.


Details can be found here https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/the-xero-slingsby-documentary and include an appeal for any archive material of Matthew and the band.

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

Launch of a crowdfunding campaign to make documentary film about legendary Leeds jazz musician Matthew Coe, aka Xero Slingsby, to mark 40 years since the formation of Xero Slingsby and The Works in 2023. Can the people of Leeds help?


2023 will mark 40 years since Matthew Coe formed his legendary band Xero Slingsby and The Works. A documentary film is to be made to mark the occasion and celebrate the life and work of Matthew Coe, who died aged 30 of cancer following a brain tumour, in 1988.


A crowdfunding appeal has been launched to meet the production costs of £25,000. The producers and Sally Coe, Matthew’s widow, are also appealing for any ‘lost’ archive
material – photographs, super8 film or VHS tapes, audio recordings – the local community may have.


Matthew Coe was a much loved presence in and around Leeds in the 1980s: famous for his characteristic style of saxophone playing, and often found busking on the streets of Leeds city centre. He made 47 court appearances for busking – and causing public disorder with a saxophone.


As leader of bands including the Xero Slingsby Quintet and Xero Slingsby and The Works, Matthew built a reputation for lively and energetic performances which often utilised props, sound effects and sirens to complement his unique brand of jazz. The band regularly played at Leeds venues The Cardigan Arms and The Adelphi, and released two albums – Shove It and Up Down – and gained a devoted following among the UK and European jazz scene.


The documentary is being produced by independent production company The Stanley Studio (http://www.thestanleystudio.com).


Says Robert Stanley Crampton, director and producer:
“Matthew Coe’s genius deserves to be celebrated. The film will be the story of his music, his musicianship, his influences and those he has influenced. It’s a story about creativity in the face of adversity, about living to make music, and making music to live.
But we really need the help of the Leeds community to make the film happen: not just in helping to fund the film, but in sourcing the all-important archive material that will bring the story to life. It would be great to think there’s more out there, hidden away, just waiting to be unearthed to play a part in the film.”


Matthew’s widow, Sally Coe, adds:
“Matthew was an inspiration to many through his music. He was impressive, fearless, funny, defiant, generous, and full of energy, and this energy pulsed through his music. It isn’t surprising then that although he died in 1988 when the internet was just a fledgling being on the edges of our consciousness, that if you put his name in a search engine now you will be presented with yards of hyperlinks to explore. It was doing just this that has inspired young musicians to produce new versions of the bands tracks and has moved Robert Crampton to start on this venture. This film is the perfect way to ensure Matthew can inspire a new generation of Xero Slingsbys – his story is an important part of Leeds music heritage. Next year, 2023, will be 40 years since he formed Xero Slingsby and the Works: the film would be a perfect way to mark the anniversary.


The crowdfunding seeks to raise £25,000 for the production of the documentary. Donations can be made via https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/the-xero-slingsby-documentary


People can get in touch with the production via its Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/thexeroslingsbydocumentary


Contact for photos.
Robert Stanley Crampton, The Stanley Studio
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
07966 417959

 

FROM:
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/the-xero-slingsby-documentary


The Xero Slingsby Documentary
by Robert Crampton in London, Greater London, United Kingdom


We’re making a feature-length documentary about legendary Leeds jazz musician Matthew Coe, AKA Xero Slingsby, and his band The Works.


Xero Slingsby
It’s time to tell his story


Who was Xero Slingsby?


Matthew Coe, aka Xero Slingsby, was an extraordinary jazz musician. He’s been compared to John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix – but his style was always very much his own. A style that’s difficult to define - jazz, beat, free jazz, jazz-punk? It’s music that isn’t easily pigeonholed - and that’s probably why it still sounds fresh, new and relevant 30-odd years after it was made in the 1980s. It was music that asked questions, but never felt contrived. Tracks were short, punchy and punky. Live performances were full of energy, wit and enough presence to make the most casual gig-goer sit up and take notice.


The ‘Shove It’ documentary is the story of Xero Slingsby. His music. His musicianship. His energy and invention. His influences and those he’s influenced. It’s a story about ideas, performance, invented instruments, twin Morris Minors, busking to make a living, 40 arrests for busking to make a living, Leeds in the 1980s, Thatcher, and about getting out of bed every day and being creative because if you didn’t you didn’t eat.


Matthew died in 1988, just as the band were making a name for themselves in the jazz scene in the UK and Europe. But his and the band’s influence remains today.


The Xero Slingsby story is an inspiring story of creativity in the face of limited means, circumstances, overly officious laws and, ultimately, cancer – and needs to be told.


Support the film - claim your reward
We need to raise £25,000 to make the documentary. Any help would be fantastic - and to say thank you for your support we’ve come up with a great range of rewards: from limited edition posters, badges, CD sets and links to download the finished film to credits on the film itself and exclusive VIP+1 invites to special screenings in your choice of Leeds, London or Ghent.


Check out the Rewards tab for details and donation links. Thanks!


Why now?
2023 will be the 40th anniversary of Matthew forming Xero Slingsby and the Works, and while the folk memory of Mathew and the band still exists, while there are still people who were there to tell their stories, to describe the sound of the Pandamoniphone, to share experiences of meeting, hearing, seeing and being inspired by the band, and those who still love and want to share the music and spirit of Xero Slingsby and the Works - if not now, when?

 

How we’ll use the money


All the money raised via Crowdfunder will go towards the production costs of ‘Shove It’.
These include the cost of licensing important archive footage as well as transferring old Super8 reels, VHS tapes and reel-to-reel recordings the band made.
We’re sourcing video footage of the band in concert and buying usage rights of a 1982 BBC documentary called ‘A Town Like New Orleans’ which featured an interview with Matthew and footage of him busking in Leeds. The usage of this latter film represents a huge chunk of the budget, but it’s a key piece of archive as this is one of the few times we will get to hear Matthew speak for himself.


Money will of course also go towards all the investment it takes to film, record, edit, mix, grade, release and promote a professional documentary - including fees for professional filmmakers as well as the marketing and screening of the finished film.


The film will be shot on professional 4k (Netflix approved) cinema cameras, and stylistically a creative decision has been made to present the film in 4:3 aspect ratio to help preserve and compliment the feel of the archive footage used.


We’ve budgeted for a minimal crew – camera, audio recordist and director – which helps keeps things intimate for interviews, with budget lines too for a full audio mix sound design once the story edit is complete and reaches picture-lock.


It won’t be an ordinary documentary: the band were no ordinary band - and we hope to capture some of their verve and energy in the film. Sadly, we will never be able to see Xero Slingsby and the Works perform live again, but we will keep them relevant and endeavour to do them proud.


Budget split
Pre-Production: including planning, research, liaison, etc. (4%)
Production: including camera hire, crew fees, transport, location hire, etc. (43%)
Post-Production: including edit, audio mix, colour grade, licensing, etc. (35%)
Marketing & Crowdfunding: including advertising, PR & fundraising fees: (18%)
£25,000 is a tight budget – enough to get the film made to the standard and quality we want, using a light and nimble and talented team, and buy the usage rights we need to buy ...but there’s not much fat in it.


If we’re lucky enough to exceed the target of £25,000 any excess money raised will be ploughed back into production - allowing for more days filming, more time editing, as well as additional promotion and more festival screenings.


It’s an ‘all or nothing’ fundraising campaign, so we need to hit our target to make the film a reality. So please do help if you can.


Do you have any photographs, video or other archive of the band to share?
Like many documentaries, ‘Shove It’ will only really work if we have access to crucial archive material.


We’re working very closely with Sally Coe to bring the story of Xero Slingsby to life. She fully supports the film and this Crowdfunder campaign, and has already been amazingly patient and helpful in taking the time to find and share many precious photographs, video tapes and Super8 reels, as well as set-lists (some written on the back of beer mats!), programmes, posters, fliers, etc, etc, from Matthew’s career, along with the help of the remaining members of The Works, Louis Colan and Gene Velocette. It’s no exaggeration to say the film could not be made without their invaluable insights and input, and the producers would like to thank Sally, Louis and Gene from the bottom of our hearts for helping us get to this stage.


Is there more material to find??
We know there are radio interviews out there, many more photographs ...and hopefully other footage of the band playing in the UK and Europe. Do you have anything we could use? Is there any Xero Slingsby gold-dust hidden away in a box in your attic? Super8 reel addressed to Xero Slingsby.
Please get in touch via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or the Xero Slingsby Documentary Facebook page - thank you!

 

The core creative team


Robert Campton, director & producer
Robert is an award winning filmmaker and creative director with over 25 years experience in the commercial world – making films and creating campaigns for the likes of Guinness, Martell, Boots, American Express, South Australia Tourism, Oxfam, Royal Mail and many more besides. He set up The Stanley Studio in 2014 to concentrate on making films and documentaries for brands that were predominantly new to using video across web, social and broadcast media - where he’s worked with leading travel, arts and heritage organisations. Robert first encountered Xero Slingsby and the Works at the legendary Termite Club at The Adelphi in Leeds in 1983.. so in many ways this film has been nearly 40 years in the making.

 

Carl Hindmarch, executive producer
Carl is an Emmy winning and BAFTA nominated director and producer. With a track record of visually distinctive and emotionally powerful films, he consistently makes bold and thought-provoking work that finds moments of stillness and beauty in a chaotic and fragmented world. Carl brings a wealth of top level documentary experience with him, from directing ITV’s ‘The 7/7 Bombing: Survivors’ Stories’ to groundbreaking music docs such as ‘Mark Ronson: From The Heart’, ‘Rollermania: Britain’s Biggest Boy Band’, and the Sky Arts series ‘Rock and Roll’. A regular at the Termite Club, Carl interviewed Xero Slingsby and the Works for the Leeds Student paper in 1984.

 

Gustaf Jackson, sound designer
Gustaf is an incredibly gifted sound designer and has worked on a huge array of well known TV shows - from the likes of ‘Us’ (BBC), to ‘Cursed’ (Netflix), to ‘Panorama’ (BBC), to ‘Jamie’s Money Saving Meals’ (Channel4), and many, many more, as well as numerous feature films, documentaries and shorts – not least the Oscar winning short ‘Stutterer’.

 

Where will the film be seen?
We aim to release the film online through a dedicated website, as well as enter it into various film festivals in the UK and Europe over the next year or two – and screen it at jazz festivals and clubs and at exclusive ‘event’ screenings with special guests.
We’d also really like to show it at schools and colleges in the hope Matthew’s story and the music of Xero Slingsby and The Works, will inspire new un-pigeonholeable music makers. A new generation of Xero Slingsbys.


Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

Jazz at The Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge, Spring & Summer Programme 2022.

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Jazz at The Bonded Warehouse, presented promoter Devon Harrison, has announced its programme for Spring & Summer 2022, inc. Xhosa Cole, Zoe Gilby, Edison Herbert, Ray Butcher, Edgar Macias.

From the Jazz at The Bonded Warehouse website;
http://www.jazzbw.org.uk/


Jazz at The Bonded Warehouse
Canal Street, Stourbridge. DY8 4LU

 

The monthly programme of concerts at Jazz at the Bonded Warehouse is now back in full flow, supporting live modern and mainstream jazz with top artistes every month at this historic Stourbridge venue.


Presented by Devon Harrison.

 

Jazz at the Bonded Warehouse Programme, spring/summer 2022


Friday March 11th 2022 8.00 -  Xhosa Cole Trio
Xhosa ColeWhen Handsworth-born Xhosa Cole picked up a saxophone aged 12 he had no idea just where it would lead. An embodiment of the success of community arts programmes in Birmingham, Xhosa first played tenor saxophone at Andy Hamilton’s Ladywood Community Music School, progressing to be crowned BBC Young Jazz Musician in 2018, and establishing himself as one of a long line of critically acclaimed Birmingham jazz saxophonists.
Xhosa has performed alongside artists including Monty Alexander and Courtney Pine and as a soloist for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and performed at prestigious venues and events including the BBC Proms, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Ronnie Scott’s. In 2020 he received the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Newcomer as well as having being nominated for the Jazz FM Breakthrough act. Not bad for a 24 year old! Featuring Kai Chareunsy on drums and Ben Love on bass.
Please note that for this concert only the start time is 8.00 pm, and that there will be no parking available in Canal Street. 


Friday April 8th 2022 7.45 -  Edison Herbert Quartet
Edison HerbertA gifted and melodic guitarist, Edison started playing the piano as a young boy encouraged by his parents. While studying classical piano at Yorkshire College of Music he taught himself to play guitar, gaining valuable experience whilst performing with small church gospel groups and choirs. His passion for the guitar resulted in Edison being awarded a scholarship to complete his graduate music studies at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he performed with The Guildhall Big Band featuring Randy Brecker at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Musician, composer, arranger and bandleader, Edison was musical arranger for the West End musical ‘Unforgettable’ and was musical director on the international tour. He has composed music for BBC Radio 4 and performed with The Jazz Warriors, Rose Royce and Kim Burrell and various other artists.

 

Friday May 13th 2022 7.45 -  Ray Butcher Band
Ray Butcher.Trumpeter, pianist and composer Ray started playing the cornet at age eight, later moving to the trumpet. He studied classical trumpet at Peter Symonds college, Winchester, but became disillusioned and took up the piano. At Kingston University he made a living on the side as a cocktail pianist (having listened to Liberace!), culminating in dates at ‘Stringfellows’ nightclub, where he walked in and asked, as was his custom, ‘do you need a pianist?’. Having left Kingston he moved back into jazz trumpet and joined the NYJO, and later spent a season on cruise ships.
Moving to Birmingham he played the trumpet in ‘King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys’, but this ended in acrimony and he decided take a year away from music. Eventually he joined local players at the Medicine Bar, which led to an association with Venezuelan piano star Edgar Marcias. He has gigged around Birmingham ever since, and most notably has been invited to perform regularly with top pianist Tim Amann and the Xtet. The band features Miles Levin on drums, Tim Amman on piano and Sam Rogers on saxes, and Mike Green on Bass. 


Friday June 10th 2022 7.45 -  Zoe Gilby Trio
Zoe GilbyJazz Vocalist of the Year at the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, vocalist and songwriter Zoe makes a stunning impression on the contemporary jazz vocalist scene, delivering a commanding mix of musical sophistication and dramatic edge. An engaging repertoire of story telling and atmosphere, her repertoire encompasses a wide range from the sensitive treatment of familiar jazz standards to an adventurous blend of more contemporary material from Pink Floyd to Kate Bush, with influences from Sheila Jordan and Joni Mitchell.
Zoe’s compelling original compositions are written with her husband, double-bassist Andy Champion. Mark Williams on guitar completes the trio.

 

Friday July 8th 2022 7.45 -  Edgar Macias Quintet
Edgar MaciasA combination of sheer ability and the allure of Latin Jazz have established pianist Edgar Macías as an indispensable part of the Birmingham jazz scene. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Edgar is classically trained, and has performed jazz, classical, salsa and pop music. Among his credits is the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Aldemaro Romero.
Since arriving in the Midlands he has performed with many leading lights of the international jazz scene, including Andy Hamilton, Sonny Bradshaw, Jean Toussaint, Scott Hamilton, Wynton Marsalis and Don Weller. His own Latin Jazz Quintet combines different styles, from mainstream jazz to funk, all with a Latin flavour. Featuring Chris Bowden on alto saxophone, Tom Clarke-Hill on bass, Miles Levin on drums, and Richard Sealey on Percussion.


Tickets on the door (unreserved seating) £10.00 adult, £5.00 students/under 16’s.

 

Concerts usually finish just after 10 pm. Access to The Bonded Warehouse is via two short flights of stairs and may not be suitable for those with disabilities. Free parking is available alongside the Bonded Warehouse in Canal Street.


There will be no refreshments served but patrons may bring a moderate amount of refreshments, including alcoholic drinks, for their own consumption during the concert. Wearing face-masks will be left to the discretion of attendees. Hand sanitiser dispensers will be available.


Please note that very occasionally the personnel may differ from those named above due to external circumstances.

EFG London Jazz Festival announces June 2022 Summer Series including Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, Marisa Monte, SF Jazz Collective with Gretchen Parlato & Chris Potter.

Sunday, March 06, 2022

The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced its Summer Series – four very special concerts in June 2022 at Barbican – to kick off its 30th birthday year. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;


EFG London Jazz Festival announces Summer Series including Herbie Hancock and Brad Mehldau

 

EFG London Jazz Festival announces its Summer Series – four very special concerts in June 2022 at Barbican – to kick off its birthday year.


HERBIE HANCOCK
MARISA MONTE
BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO
SF JAZZ with GRETCHEN PARLATO and CHRIS POTTER


EFG London Jazz Festival will be celebrating its 30th birthday this November, with an exciting line up of international artists, inspiring collaborations, themed strands and special creations. The festival will take place between 11 and 20 November and the line-up will be announced starting from mid-April.


Before that, the festival team kicks off the journey of 30th year celebrations with a long weekend of global jazz stars taking over the Barbican stage from 22 to 25 June 2022. This summer series features concerts by global icons Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, Marisa Monte and SF Jazz featuring Gretchen Parlato and Chris Potter.


This series will be a fantastic treat to mark EFG London Jazz Festival’s upcoming anniversary, rejoicing with jazz all year round.


HERBIE HANCOCK
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been:  at the forefront of world culture, technology, business, and music.  Herbie Hancock has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960’s.
As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet that pioneered a ground-breaking sound in jazz, he also developed new approaches on his own recordings, followed by his work in the 70s - with record-breaking albums such as “Headhunters” - that combined electric jazz with funk and rock in an innovative style that continues to influence contemporary music.


MARISA MONTE
Thursday 23 June 2022
Multi-award-winning singer Marisa Monte is credited with bringing samba right up to the present day by melding jazz, blues and funk rhythms into old-school samba rhythms. One of Brazil’s most exciting stars in her own right and as a member of Tribalistas, bridging the gap between styles and musical generations and continuing to surprise the public with the originality and quality of her singing, composing, and staging.


BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO
Friday 24 June 2022
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 – here performing with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums. With his rigorous intellect feeding an inspired range of expression and intensity, Mehldau leaves his worldwide audience eager for his next foray.


SF JAZZ featuring GRETCHEN PARLATO and CHRIS POTTER
Saturday 25 June 2022
Founded in 2004, SFJAZZ Collective take the form of both an ensemble of musicians and a democratic composer’s workshop. They embody the climate of jazz music artistically and socially, both platforming new music and honouring the greatest figures in jazz. For this performance they mark the addition of three new additions to the band with vocalist Gretchen Parlato, drummer Kendrick A.D. Scott, and saxophonist Chris Potter.
As an ensemble of Black origin, they see jazz as an especially poignant vehicle for considering social injustice. Alongside works by contemporary musicians and composers, the ensemble performs new pieces written by their members reflecting on the awakening and change-making movements which have gained greater coverage over the past two years.

 

Book for all these shows at http://www.serious.org.uk/barbican


In its 30th year, EFG London Jazz Festival (11-21 November 2022) will continue its vision of showcasing international and UK jazz artists with highest quality live performances, supporting emerging UK musicians, nurturing new collaborations and fresh work, generating space for communities, working in synergy with clubs, venues, partners, while staying true to the origins and future of jazz.


With the first names for November to be announced in April 2022, the EFG London Jazz Festival is pulling out all the stops for a bumper celebration this year.

For information on all Serious shows please go to http://www.serious.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 

 

Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers, “Blink” Tour, March - July 2022.

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Vocalist and composer Brigitte Beraha will lead her Lucid Dreamers quartet on a series of UK and European tour dates in support of the forthcoming second album "Blink".

Brigitte Beraha writes;


I am so happy to announce that my band Lucid Dreamers, featuring the amazing George Crowley (reeds/ electronics), Alcyona Mick (piano/ synth) and Tim Giles (drums/ electronics) is finally going on tour!


It can sometimes feel difficult to find a place for this amongst the tragic events going on in the world, but I guess during these times especially, whilst one might feel helpless / do what they can to help, it’s all the more important to celebrate what we do, in being able to express ourselves and bring joy to others, I never want to take that for granted.


So we are finally touring for the first time since recording the 1st album ‘Lucid Dreamers’ in January 2020, with our 2nd album ‘Blink’ due for release (on vinyl, cd and digitally) on 20th May 2022. We are so looking forward to playing for you, do come to a venue near you and make sure to say hello! Most dates are now bookable, but either way you can now save them in your diaries 😊 Official album launch is in London at the Vortex Jazz Club on 11th May (tickets on sale very soon!) and the tour starts in Leeds and Newcastle at the end of the month. Thanks so much to all the promoters, venues, Arts Council England and to YOU for supporting live gigs, it means the world to us.


TOUR DATES:

All dates feature;
Brigitte Beraha - voice, electronics, George Crowley -tenor sax/ clarinet / electronics, Alcyona Mick - piano/ synth & Tim Giles - drums / electronics.

 

Friday 25th March 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
2PM: Masterclass at Leeds Conservatoire
LEEDS, UK


Friday 25th March 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
7PM: Jazz at Heart
Headingley, Leeds, UK

 

Sunday 27th March 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
Jazz North East’s ‘Women Make Music’ in association with the Globe, 7PM
NEWCASTLE, UK


Wednesday 27th April 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, 7:30PM
YORK, UK


Thursday 28th April 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
Yellow Arch Studios, 8PM
SHEFFIELD, UK


Friday 29th April 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
Wakefield Jazz, 8PM
WAKEFIELD, UK


Friday 6th May 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
SENDESAAL BREMEN, 8PM
BREMEN, DE


Wednesday 11th May 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
VORTEX JAZZ CLUB
LONDON, UK

 

Friday 27th May 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
ST ANNE’S CHURCH, MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL, 1PM
MANCHESTER, UK


Saturday 18th June 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
BRISTOL, UK
More info soon


Friday 1st July 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
BIRMINGHAM JAZZ @ 1000 TRADES
BIRMINGHAM, UK


Sunday 24th July 2022
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers ‘Blink’ Tour
NEIMËNSTER, SALLE ROBERT KRIEPS, 11AM
LUXEMBOURG, LU


For more information and ticket links please visit
https://www.brigitteberaha.com/live

 

Music for Ukraine - We Jazz Records releases charity compilation album.

Friday, March 04, 2022

The Finnish label We Jazz Records has released a 26-track benefit compilation album with all proceeds going to humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Digital only, available via Bandcamp. Details attached.

We have received the following press release;


Music for Ukraine
We Jazz Records release charity compilation

 

We Jazz Records release a 26-track benefit compilation with all proceeds going to humanitarian aid in Ukraine.


The digital album includes 26 tracks, all previously unreleased digitally by We Jazz, and it features 12 new acts making their debut on the label.


“The situation in Ukraine is horrible and our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people suffering from Russia’s attack”, says We Jazz artistic director Matti Nives. “It’s hard to figure out what to do but we simply felt the need to do something and started piecing together this compilation. All artists jumped aboard immediately to send in material which is mostly previously unreleased and top class all the way. I want to thank all artists taking part, everybody spreading the word about this release and everybody getting the album and enjoying the music. I also hope that other labels and artists would start sharing music in support of Ukraine. Together we’re stronger, so let’s do everything for peace.”


All proceeds from the digital-only album - available now via Bandcamp -  will be donated to verified aid sources to help Ukraine. The list of aid sources includes Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF, Kyiv Independent and Odessa Charity amongst others. The donations will be made public as soon as they are sent.


Listen and Donate here;
https://wejazzrecords.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-ukraine

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 27/02/2022.

Thursday, March 03, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 27/02/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;

Playlist from my latest radio show, 27/02/2022

 

Helge Lien Trio
Jasmine
Revisited
Ozella


Encres Sonores
Célérité
Encres Sonores
Zei


Kit Downes
Castles Made of Sand
Vermillion
ECM


Enzo Favata
Turn
The Crossing
niafunken


Eric Dubois
Danse de Plus
Eric Dubois Quartet
Circum Disc


Hans Olding
Way Station
Way Station
El Dingo Records


Tony Karapetyan Trio
5x5
Point of View
Jazzist


Ståhls Trio
vestugo
Källtorp Sessions vol. 2
Moserobie


Florian Favre
Le vieux chalet
Identita
Traumton

 


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.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

 

JazzLeeds - Programme for March 2022.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Steve Crocker of JazzLeeds has forwarded the organisation's latest newsletter, including the concert and workshop programme for March 2022 and beyond.

Steve Crocker writes;


Mad March Jazz with Ben Wendel, Arun Ghosh, Solway Stories and more


There are lots of delightful jazz gigs this month. We’ve three evening presentations - the first one is on this Tuesday 1 March - a quartet with Ben Wendel, hip sax player from New York, with rising star guitarist Tom Ollendorff.

 

Tom Ollendorff Quartet featuring Ben Wendel
Support from Calvin Travers (7.30-8pm)
Tuesday evening 1 March 2022 @Seven Arts Leeds. £20/18 25’s and under £10
Tom Ollendorff (guitar), Ben Wendel (sax), Conor Chaplin (bass) and Marc Michel (drums)
We will be having a jazz raffle with the money collected going to support Ukraine charities. Grammy award-nominated saxophonist, founder member of the band Kneebody, Ben Wendel is a rising star in the jazz firmament. Support: Calvin Travers (solo guitar)
Seven Arts is opening specially on a Tuesday for this concert!
Born in Vancouver, and raised in Los Angeles Ben Wendel now lives in Brooklyn, NY and has enjoyed a varied career as a performer, composer and producer. Highlights include tours, performances and/or recordings with artists such as Tigran Hamasyan, Antonio Sanchez, Gerald Clayton, Eric Harland, Taylor Eigsti, Linda May Han Oh, Moonchild, Louis Cole, Daedelus, Snoop Dogg and the artist formerly known as Prince. His first album under his own name for Edition Records, ‘High Heart’ refers to the human desire to connect and express through new mediums.
Tom Ollendorff is a jazz guitarist based in London. In 2015 Tom was awarded the Yamaha Scholarship for Outstanding Jazz Musicianship. He has performed with a wide range of highly respected artists and ensembles, including Geoff Simkins, Dave Cliff, Bill McHenry, Jeff Williams and Ari Hoenig, French group EYM and Welsh Singer Megan Thomas.
Tom has also appeared at venues and festivals in the UK, France, China, Slovakia, Switzerland and Holland and is a visiting tutor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
‘Tom Ollendorff is one of the world’s finest guitarists. His music is complex yet rooted in melody and feeling‘ – Gilad Hekselman
Tickets here
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/tom-ollendorf-quartet-with-ben-wendel/e-vpzzxy
Support (7.30-8pm) is from Calvin Travers solo guitar -  After graduating with a first class degree at Leeds Conservatoire, Calvin became an active member of Leeds thriving music scene. His work as a sideman has seen him share the stage for performances at Ronnie Scott’s, Wembley Stadium and in Amman, Jordan. He is a member of Leeds band Wandering Monster who record for the Ubuntu label.
TUESDAY March 1 Tom Ollendorff Quartet feat Ben Wendel @Seven Arts 7.30-10pm £20/18 concessions, 25s and under £10
@Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 4PD.

 

Tim Knowles Quartet
Sunday afternoon 6 March 2022 1.30pm - @Seven Arts;  £10/8 25’s and under £5.00
Emma Johnson (sax), John Pope (bass), Sarah Heneghan (drums), and Tim Knowles (guitarist/bandleader).
Crisp, folk-inflected compositions undergird vibrant exchanges – from the tender to the ecstatic. A dynamic band of young northern musicians who take a playful and interactive approach to melodic contemporary jazz.
Tim Knowles Quartet in concert @Seven Arts 6 March 1.30pm £10/8/5 Tix here
@Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 4PD.


Arun Ghosh Quartet
Thursday evening 17 March 2022 @Seven Arts Leeds £16/14 25’s and under £8 7.30pm
Arun Ghosh (clarinet), Jamil Sheriff (keyboards), Gavin Barrass (bass) and Dave Walsh (drums)
Arun Ghosh is a clarinettist and composer whose style incorporates jazz; Indian and western classical; folk; hip-hop; rock and experimental sounds. A serial collaborator, Ghosh performs with an array of projects. He was Artist in Residence of Alchemy Festival at the Southbank (2010), and is an Associate Artist at the Albany Theatre, Deptford. He was a BT Celebrity Storyteller for the London 2012 Olympics, and a featured artist of the BT River of Music events as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Ghosh has released two albums, Northern Namaste (2008) and Primal Odyssey (2011), receiving widespread critical acclaim and extensive airplay on local, national and international radio. He has composed numerous scores for theatre and dance, and has recorded four live sessions for BBC radio.
His Indo-jazz quartet plays imaginative music of South Asian origin with a contemporary jazz attitude. His new album has just been released.
Support (7.30-8pm): Emma Coates and “CME” trio – Maeve Thorpe drums, Chris Williams bass, Emma Coates tenor sax
Thursday March 17 Arun Ghosh Quartet @Seven Arts 7.30-10pm £16/14 concessions 25s and under £8
Tickets on door or in advance here
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/arun-ghosh-quartet/e-ojgglv
@Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 4PD.

 

Genevieve Begley and “Nefaerious”
Sunday afternoon 20 March 2022 @Seven Arts Leeds £10/8 £5 for 25’s and under £8 Music 1.30pm
Featuring Genevieve Begley (vocals), Tom Woodhouse (guitar), Billy Sims (bass) and Bob Henderson (drums)
Jazz-Folk four-piece Nefaerious hail from Leeds. They take inspiration from traditional storytelling, the free improvisation of Jazz, and alternative Folk. They have released their debut single ‘Above The Earth’ and are releasing a DIY-style music video produced during lockdown featuring stop-motion claymation reminiscent of Wallace and Gromit.
Genevieve Begley and “Nefaerious” @Seven Arts Leeds Sun 20 March 1.30pm Tix here
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/genevieve-begleys-nefarious/e-gvpraq

 

Ben Crosland Quintet : “Solway Stories”
Thursday evening 31 March 2022 7.30pm 16/14 25’s and under £8
Ben Crosland (bass), Steve Waterman (trumpet and flugelhorn), Chris Allard (guitar), Steve Lodder (piano and keyboard), Dylan Howe (drums)
Yorkshire-bassist Ben Crosland presents his new suite “Solway Stories” inspired by a visit that he made to the South West of Scotland.
Yorkshire-based bassist and composer Ben Crosland has been a regular presence on the jazz scene through his projects “Threeway” and the “Ray Davies Songbook”. He has fond memories of the countryside around the Solway Firth and this inspired him to write these “Solway Stories” compositions. “We were captivated by the gorgeous landscape and engaging place names” recalls Crosland. Over the course of eighteen months a further seven pieces were completed, creating the twelve part ‘suite’ that constitutes “Solway Stories”
“The pieces have a typically light touch, the improvised parts and the solos deftly woven so that you scarcely notice the join. Its sunny tunefulness sounds especially appealing in the dark days of winter” Dave Gelly **** BBC music magazine
Thursday March 31 Ben Crosland’s “Solway Stories” @Seven Arts 7.30-10pm £16/14 conc, 25s and under £8.Tix here
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/ben-crosland-s-solway-stories/e-lleoyx
Support from bassist Panagiotis Kotsiopoulos and his trio “The Project” (7.30-8pm)
@Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 4PD.

 

Other news…

 

March Rush Hour Jazz


Wednesday 2 March @Seven Arts 6-7.30pm Jennie Hammond
Jennie has been singing ever since she can remember…She listened to the vocal greats of all time, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horne, Carmen McRae, Norma Winstone, Carol Kidd and Blossom Dearie to name but a few and was gigging by the age of 14. Jenny went on to study at the Leeds College of Music taking lessons from Tina May and singing with the infamous Ellington Repertory Orchestra. Her voice has a beautiful naïve quality but with the assurance and maturity of phrasing that has been likened to that of Astrud Gilberto. Listening to Jennie sing completely unaccompanied is one of life’s pure and simple pleasures. With the JazzLeeds trio – Will Powell guitar Steve Crocker bass and Dom Moore drums. Pay as you feel


March Jazz Cafe and Jam Session
Sunday afternoon 13 March @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm.  Come and play/sing just bring your instrument, your voice (bring your mike!) or just watch the fun. Your compere is the redoubtable Phil Green. The JazzLeeds trio are there to support you. Let us know you are coming and we’ll put you on te list to perform - send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . £7/5 conc (performers free).


Learn to play Jazz
Sunday 13th March and Sunday 27 March 10.30-12.30. Our Instrumental workshops are led by Dom Moore at a new time - 10.30am-12.30 on Sunday mornings fortnightly at The Barn at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (Sugar Well Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2QG). £10/8 per session. To enrol contact Dom on Dominic Moore .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  First session is on Sunday 13th March


Learn to sing jazz
Sunday 20 March 10.30-12.30. We’re setting up a new, fortnightly workshop on singing jazz at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (Barn Sugar Well Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG), which will run on Sunday mornings, 10.30am-12.30pm. Cost per session: £10/8. Everyone and anyone is welcome to join, to learn all about how to sing jazz through discussions of the greatest jazz vocalists, and trying to learn how to approach songs like they did. There may be opportunities to sing in a choir setting too.Interested in singing jazz? Contact Oliver Bolton at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). First session is on Sunday 20 March


Programme after Easter 2022
Our Easter-Summer programme will be available soon from Seven Arts, Leeds Visitor Centre, Jumbo Records. The Barn and Meanwood Valley Farm and elsewhere. Email your address to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  and we’ll send you a copy. The April/May Sunday afternoon concerts at Seven Arts (1.30pm) for your diary are
3 April Alison Rayner and ARQ
10 April George Cooper and the Jazz Defenders
17 April Leeds Conservatoire Collection part 1
24 April Leeds Conservatoire Collection part 2
1 May Hugh Pascall/ Liam Dunachie/Oli Hayhurst/Jay Davis
May 8 Leeds University Union Big band
May 15 Jazz Main
May 23 John Settle “Os Caras - The Edison Machado Project”.


Our April/May evenings at Seven Arts (start 7.30pm) will be
April 14 “Duology"with Jason Rebello and Tim Garland
28 April Joel Frahm trio
5 May Trish Clowes and “My Iris” 
19 May Mingus Profiles Sextet led by Chris Biscoe


The dates of the Leeds Jazz Festival 2022 will be June 1-12th More information about that is on our Jazzleeds website http://www.jazzleeds.org.uk


Food and drink
There is a licensed bar at Seven Arts. Pizzas are available from the Canteen, and can be ordered from the Seven Arts bar. Meanwood Valley Farm Barn does vegetarian food, coffee, tea, cakes and soft drinks.


Further information
All JazzLeeds events and links to our Facebook and Twitter pages are available on our website at http://www.jazzleeds.org.uk


Email address to contact us .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Thanks for supporting live music. See you soon as one of our gigs!


Steve Crocker
JazzLeeds

 

Cleveland Watkiss - new album and UK live dates, March - September 2022.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Vocalist Cleveland Watkiss will release a new album "The Great Jamaican Songbook Vol. 1" on March 25th 2022 and will play a series of live dates in the UK during the spring and summer of 2022.

We have received the following press release;


Cdubya Music - THE GREAT JAMAICAN SONGBOOK VOL. 1 by Cleveland Watkiss

 

The Great Jamaican Songbook Vol. 1
Cdubya Music / CDUB 1
Album release (CD, digital & vinyl): 25 March 2022

 


26 March London, Boisdale Canary Wharf – album launch


6 April Taunton, Brewhouse


8 April Poole, The Lighthouse


9 April Bristol Beacon


29 May Salisbury International Arts Festival


10 June Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, as part of their Jazz Festival


17 June Nocturne - Live at Blenheim Palace, a reggae day with headliners UB40 ft Ali Campbell


22 September Cambridge Junction


March 2022 marks the launch of The Great Jamaican Songbook Vol. 1 album and tour, the new project by multidisciplinary artist Cleveland Watkiss MBE. A truly inspirational figure in UK music and recent winner of the 2021 Ivors Composer Award for Innovation, Watkiss’ impact and legacy is felt strongly across an extremely broad spectrum of musical genres. In jazz, he is known as the co-founder of the hugely influential Jazz Warriors big band, as well as his work with the pianist and composer Julian Joseph and as a much-respected solo artist, regularly performing at leading venues both in the UK and internationally. As a drum and bass vocalist and MC, Watkiss became the voice of Goldie’s legendary Metalheadz label nights at The Blue Note, a relationship that would lead to residencies and mic duties at some of the world’s biggest and best dance music events, not to mention his work alongside US drum innovator Marque “the innamost” Gilmore and cut master DJ La Rouge, as a key member of the first ever live drum and bass band, Project 23.


There genuinely is no other musician who has made a similar contribution or embarked on such a unique journey throughout their career as Watkiss – achieving this by trusting instincts and refusing to be defined, pigeon-holed or to “fit the mould”. The proof of this is evident in his work, resulting in a veritable cornucopia of compelling and successful endeavours across these aforementioned genres and much more. Now Watkiss returns with a project that is close to his heart – a roots-reggae orientated showcase, interpreted and presented in a way in which only an artist with such extensive musical knowledge and experience could ever create.


The Great Jamaican Songbook Vol. 1 guides listeners through the origins and development of Jamaican music and culture, beginning with the legacy of The Alpha Boys school and under tutelage of ‘The Nun’ Sister Mary Ignatius Davis and expanding outward in a poignant tale of the life and times of many of the island’s most inspirational figures. Both the stories behind the work and the music itself enhance each other, culminating in a compelling experience destined to stimulate all senses. Recorded at Zak Starkey’s studio, The Great Jamaican Songbook Vol. 1 features iconic songs from the greats such as Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown and Burning Spear, but also shines a light on rare hidden gems from labels such as Studio One, Coxsone Dodd and Tuff Gong, producers like King Tubby and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, music from singers such as Delroy Wilson, Prince Lincoln and many more artists who receive less international recognition than they deserve. This ideal balance means that audiences can enjoy familiar music while discovering many other songs and stories for the first time.


The band that Watkiss has recruited for The Great Jamaican Songbook Vol. 1 are a who’s who of celebrated UK jazz, pop, reggae and funk legends, each with their own strong reputation both within these scenes and way beyond. Names such as multi-instrumentalist Orphy Robinson MBE, revered trumpeter Byron Wallen and Jamaican saxophonist Ray Carless, provide further indication of the high quality of both the album and live show.


Watkiss has enhanced the projects of many of his musical colleagues, including artists and organisations as varied as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Bob Dylan, Jackie Mittoo, Keith Richards, The James Taylor Quartet, Art Blakey, Sly & Robbie, Abdullah Ibrahim, Stevie Wonder, Talvin Singh, Bjork and many, many more. The perception of Watkiss as a valuable collaborator to so many successful endeavours further fortifies Watkiss’ status as an artist at the top of his game. The Great Jamaican Songbook Vol 1 is an important and essential edition to 2022’s musical calendar: a recording and event not to be missed.



The Great Jamaican Songbook Band Members Are: Orphy Robinson – Keys, Byron Wallen – Trumpet, Ray Carless – Tenor Sax, Delroy Murray – Bass, Phil Ramacon – Keys, Alan Nolan Weekes – Guitar and Carl Robinson - Drums

More names added to line up for Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2022.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Gregory Porter, Erykah Badu, Mr Jukes & Barney Artist, TLC, Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas, Samm Henshaw, Gabriels, Ezra Collective, Franc Moody, Emma-Jean Thackray added to line up. Press release att.

25/02/2022 - We have received the following press release;


Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2022 // Gregory Porter, Erykah Badu, Mr Jukes & Barney Artist, TLC, Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas, Samm Henshaw, Gabriels, Ezra Collective, Franc Moody, Emma-Jean Thackray.

 


New acts join Erykah Badu, TLC, Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas, Sister Sledge, Candi Staton, The Brand New Heavies, Ezra Collective, Franc Moody, Emma-Jean Thackray, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, Gary Bartz & Maisha, Mulatu Astatke and many more


Europe’s biggest outdoor jazz festival set to return from July 1st – 3rd 2022

 

A raft of additional star names have joined the line-up for this year’s Love Supreme Festival - Europe’s biggest outdoor jazz festival - which returns after a two-year break to Glynde Place in East Sussex from July 1st – 3rd.


Following four sold-out shows at The Royal Albert Hall last year, multi-million-selling jazz superstar Gregory Porter will make his first appearance at the festival in five years when he headlines the Main Stage on Sunday July 3rd. Porter is joined on the line-up by the collaborative project from London rapper Barney Artist and Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman Mr Jukes & Barney Artist, fast-emerging British-Nigerian singer-songwriter Samm Henshaw, hotly-tipped gospel-soul trio Gabriels, the powerhouse US vocalist Lady Blackbird, rising star Blue Note saxophonist Melissa Aldana, and New Orleans-based Grammy-winning UK singer and pianist Jon Cleary.


These recent additions join the likes of previously announced acts Erykah Badu (her only UK show of the year), TLC, Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas, Sister Sledge, Candi Staton, The Brand New Heavies, Ezra Collective, Franc Moody, Emma-Jean Thackray, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, Gary Bartz & Maisha, Mulatu Astatke and many more for what is fast-becoming the festival’s strongest line-up to date.

Additional offerings at this year’s festival will include Breathe, a wellness and yoga area, secret swimming, organized hill walks across the South Downs, a host of activities aimed at children, the return of the long-table-style banqueting restaurant Lazy Bird Kitchen, the Supremium VIP area, which will offer a range of premium benefits plus the opportunity to watch exclusive artist performances, and the Jazz Lounge, which will present a range of artist interviews, talks, panel discussions and film screenings. The festival will also see the return of an expanded Bands & Voices area, which presents cabaret, spoken word and dance, and nestled away in the woods the Blue In Green area presents live music and DJs late into the night.


More artists will be announced in due course including DJs, afterparties and cabaret.


The Love Supreme Festival launched in 2013 and quickly became the largest outdoor jazz festival in Europe thanks to a unique blend of world-class artists from across the jazz, soul, R&B and funk spectrum. Hailed as “the most spectacular jazz festival in the country” by The Sunday Telegraph, the festival is located within the grounds of Glynde Place in the South Downs, approximately 20 minutes from Brighton and just over an hour from central London by train or by car.


Love Supreme 2022 full line-up to date:

Erykah Badu - UK Exclusive Performance


Gregory Porter


TLC


Tom Misch


Lianne La Havas


Ezra Collective


Sister Sledge


Charles Lloyd & The Marvels


Candi Staton


Mulatu Astatke


The Brand New Heavies


Mr Jukes & Barney Artist


Samm Henshaw


Franc Moody


Gary Bartz & Maisha


Matthew Halsall


Gabriels


Lady Blackbird


Emma-Jean Thackray


Nala Sinephro


Julian Lage


Jon Cleary


MF Robots


Sarathy Korwar


Isaiah Sharkey


Rudresh Mahanthappa


Melissa Aldana


Soccer96


Harold López-Nussa


Bel Cobain


Mamas Gun


Georgia Cécile


Fergus McCreadie


Joe Stilgoe & The Entertainers


Natalie Wiliams Soul Family


Michael Janisch


Ife Ogunjobi


Rob Luft


Graham Costello’s STRATA


Corto.alto


Matt Carmichael


Archipelago


Yessaï Kerapatian


Additional names will be announced in due course.


Tickets start at £68 and are available from http://www.lovesupremefestival.com

 

Jazz Cafe POSK, Hammersmith, London to open on Fridays as a café and bar with a live jazz piano. Free admission.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Starting on Friday 11th March 2022, Jazz Cafe POSK can be enjoyed free on Fridays with jazz pianists performing a selection of jazz and Latin standards in the background.

From the Jazz Cafe POSK newsletter;


LIVE JAZZ PIANO CAFÉ & BAR
on Fridays @ Jazz Cafe POSK
Free Entry


Jazz Cafe POSK opens on Fridays as a café and bar with a live jazz piano.


Starting on Friday 11th March, Jazz Cafe POSK can be enjoyed free on Fridays, so why not to come to relax, have a drink and a chat with your friends, have your date here or a couple quiet drinks before your journey home, while excellent jazz pianists would be spicing up your evening with a refined selection of jazz and Latin standards in the background.


Friday 11 March 22 – pianist: Tomasz Żyrmont


Friday 18 March 22 – pianist: Tomasz Żyrmont


Friday 25 March 22 – pianist: Tomasz Żyrmont


http://www.jazzcafeposk.org


Polish Jazz Cafe POSK · 238-246 King Street · Hammersmith, London W6 0RF.

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 20/02/2022.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 20/02/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio playlist

 

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz


Max Kochetov Quartet
Impression
Altered Feelings
A.MA Records


Eberson
Strange Highway
Between Two Worlds
Jazzland


Júlio Resende
Fado Das 7 Cotovias
Fado Jazz
ACT


Mário Laginha
Disquiet
Jangada
Edition


HÜM
Arctic Ice
Don’t take it so personally
Losen


Bevort 3
Minor Clues
Live 2020-21
self


Joona Toivanen Trio
Except For
Both Only
We Jazz Records


WIZ
Bachanale
WIZ
Loumi Records


Louize & The Rickety Family
in & Out The Wild Side
in & Out The Wild Side
Dodicilune

 


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.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

 

An appeal from Dave Smith - Rebuild Laity Faye’s House.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Drummer Dave Smith has launched a fundraising appeal via PayPal to help rebuild Gambian percussionist / vocalist Laity Faye's house, which was destroyed by recent wind storms in The Gambia.

Dave Smith writes;


Rebuild Laity Faye’s House.


I first met Laity Faye on a West African culture residency in Njawara, The Gambia in 2002. Laity is a super talented singer, drummer and kora player and has taught me so much. This inspirational experience led me to make many return trips to study Sabar drumming. In 2007 I put together Outhouse Ruhabi which features Laity and four other Gambian drummers. We made two albums together and toured in The Gambia, UK and France.


We’ve been out of touch for some time but recently a close friend of his, Batch Jaw, reached out to ask for help…


In July 2021 a devastating wind storm affected over 100 Gambia communities including Laity’s family compound. Batch hopes to help rebuild the compound in time for the raining season this summer. He will oversee the project, buy materials and feed the workers. I’ve put this fundraiser together to help raise some money for the rebuild. Any contribution is much appreciated and I am happy to send you a download of the Ruhabi album as a thank you.


Please donate via;
https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8Hh4Z8satg

Chesterfield Jazz Club - Programme announced March to July 2022.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Chesterfield Jazz Club, run by pianist / vocalist Wendy Kirkland, has announced its programme for spring and early summer 2022.

From;
https://chesterfieldjazz.wordpress.com/about/


Since 2012, we have been bringing the best of the UK’s players to Chesterfield, and promoting and supporting up and coming artists UK-wide.


Where – at The Olde House, Loundsley Green Road, Chesterfield S40 4RN


What time – doors open at 7:30pm and the performance starts at 8:00pm until approx 10:00pm


How often – on the third Thursday of the month – occasional special nights planned in addition. Contact us to be added to our mailing list.


How much for a ticket – £12.50 in advance from Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, £12.50 plus booking fee from Ticketsource or £15.00 on door, £10 for under 18s.

 

From; https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wendykirkland

 


Chesterfield Jazz Club - by Wendy Kirkland

 


Chesterfield Jazz Club presents Chris Gumbley’s tribute to Phil Woods
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 17 Mar 2022, 8:00PM

 


Chesterfield Jazz Club presents Edison Herbert, guitar
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 21 Apr 2022, 8:00PM

 


Chesterfield Jazz Club presents Alex Clarke, saxophone
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 19 May 2022, 8:00PM

 


Chesterfield Jazz Club presents Ray Butcher, trumpet
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 16 Jun 2022, 8:00PM

 

 

Chesterfield Jazz Club presents Shirley Smart, cello
Olde House Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Thu 21 Jul 2022, 8:00PM

Faustus - Spring Tour, March 2022.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Folk trio Faustus will tour the UK during March 2022. They also have a number of other dates already scheduled for Autumn. Details attached.

Faustus write;


Spring Chickens


It’s certainly been a while. Our Spring tour is our first for two and a half years!
We very much hope to see you at a gig this year. For tickets & further information visit http://www.faustusband.com

MARCH 2022


Wednesday 2 March
EXETER The Phoenix


Friday 4 March
BATH Chapel Arts Centre


Saturday 5 March
KNIGHTON Community Centre, Powys


Friday 11 March
MARLBOROUGH Marlborough Town Hall


Saturday 12 March
READING South Street Arts


Sunday 13 March
SHREWSBURY Henry Tudor House


Thursday 17 March
YORK National Centre for Early Music


Friday 18 March
ROSSENDALE Helmshore Mills Textile Museum


Saturday 19 March
BERWICK-UPON-TWEED Radio Rooms


Monday 21 March
COLCHESTER Colchester Arts Centre


AUTUMN PREVIEW


The following dates are already on sale for the early birds among you!


Wednesday 5 October
CARDIFF Acapela Studio


Friday 7 October
SHEFFIELD Beehive Folk Club


Monday 17 October
HENLEY ON THAMES Nettlebed Folk Club


Saturday 22 October
WHITCHURCH Folk Club, Hampshire


MUSIC & MERCH
Album releases can be streamed/purchased on Bandcamp as well as being available on CD. Mugs, bags and other merch available at the Faustus Bandcamp page
https://faustusfolk.bandcamp.com/


Benji Kirkpatrick - vocals, bouzouki, guitar


Saul Rose - vocals, melodeon


Paul Sartin - vocals, fiddle, oboe, cor anglais

 

OTHER NEWS

 


Benji is soon to go on tour with Seth Lakeman, and is continuing work both as a soloist and with his band, Benji Kirkpatrick and the Excess.


Saul has been hard at work with Eliza Carthy and Dave Delarre. His duo with Maclaine Coulston is taking bookings now.


Paul is launching a solo career, and has one final tour this year with Belshazzar’s Feast.


Benji and Paul are excited to be reunited with Bellowhead this November!

 

A little something produced in the 2020 lockdown. ‘Everyday People’ by Sly and the Family Stone. Video credit: Matt Williams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOzSW5k15fg

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 13/02/2022.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 13/02/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Playlist from Feb 13th 2022

 

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

 

Armaroli - Schiaffini 4tet
Blue Hawk
Monkish (’Round About Thelonious)
Dodicilune


Ilmiliekki Quartet
Sgr-A
Ilmiliekki Quartet
We Jazz Records


Fred Pallem & Le Sacre Du Tympan
La danse des ours
Le Sacre Du Tympan
Street Machine / Kuroneko


Taumel
We Stay
Now We Stay Forever Lost In Space Together
Tonzonen Records


Paul Wertico
Aria
Letter from Rome
Alfa Music


John Hadfield’s Paris Quartet
Secret
John Hadfield’s Paris Quartet
outnote


Tatvamasi
Quartzapino
Etad Vai Tad
Requiem Records


Jerzy Mączyński
Raga or Raga
Sariani
yeyeh

 


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.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

 

JBGB Events Jazz Divas 2022 Series at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Jazz Divas are back at The Pheasantry (Chelsea) for their fourth and biggest ever series. For 12 nights, across Spring and Autumn 2022, JBGB Events present the UK’s greatest jazz singers.

We have received the following press release;


Jazz Divas 2022 Series in Chelsea.


The fourth of the hugely successful Jazz Diva Series, brought to you by JBGB Events, is set to place each Friday and Saturday evening from April to November in Chelsea, London.


Jazz Divas 2022 Series
The Pheasantry, 152 Kings Road, Chelsea SW3 4UT
Tel: 020 74394962

 


The Jazz Divas are back at The Pheasantry (Chelsea) for their fourth and biggest ever series. For 12- nights, across Spring and Autumn 2022, JBGB Events present the UK’s greatest jazz singers in this compelling, intimate, Jazz Cabaret, venue, with a wide variety of music styles, embracing Soul, Instrumental, Latin, Bossa Nova, Broadway Shows, Great American Song Book and the Blues…

 

The Jazz Divas 2022, all multi- award winners, performing on Friday’s and Saturday’s in April, May, June, September, October and November are :- Lizzie Ball, Katie Birtill, Elaine Delmar, Polly Gibbons, Sarah Gillespie, Georgina Jackson, Trudy Kerr, Claire Martin Graciela Rodriguez, Emma Smith & Clare Teal.


Tickets £25 Doors 6:30pm Show 8pm

 

Elaine Delmar
‘The Great American Songbook’
FRI 8 APR

 

Georgina Jackson
SAT 9 APR

 

Emma Smith
with Jamie Safir
FRI 6 MAY

 

Polly Gibbons
SAT 7 MAY

 

Sarah Gillespie
FRI 10 JUN

 

Graciela Rodriguez
SAT 11 JUN

 

Katie Birtill
FRI 9 SEP

 

Trudy Kerr
SAT 10 SEP

 

Lizzie Ball w/
James Pearson
FRI 7 OCT

 

Clare Teal &
Jason Rebello
SAT 8 OCT

 

Claire Martin w/ David Newton & Alex Garnett
FRI 4 - SAT 5 NOV


Further information at https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/jazz-divas-2022

Announcing the inaugural Leeds Jazz Festival 1st to 12th June 2022.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The programme will feature a variety of free to access events and ticketed showcases, representing the wide diversity of Jazz in the city. Press release atttached.

We have received the following press release;


Announcing the inaugural Leeds Jazz Festival


1st to 12th June 2022
Celebrating Jazz+ across the city

 


Leeds Jazz Festival is a new event that aims to unite and celebrate the musicians, venues, promoters, audiences and organisations who are part of the Leeds Jazz tapestry.

Taking place between 1st and 12th June 2022, the programme will feature a variety of free to access events and ticketed showcases, representing the wide diversity of Jazz in the city; from trad jazz and contemporary jazz through free and experimental jazz, to the DIY, punky, spiky end of the jazz sphere and the music forms influenced by jazz such as hip hop, R&B and electronic music.


The first events announced for the festival include Super Friendz World Island two-dayer across Belgrave Music Hall and Headrow House, independent record label Tight Lines’ Salèmango festival at Hyde Park Book Club, JazzLeeds promotions at Seven Arts and two DJ Lubi presents events at Brudenell Social Club, including the album launch for TC & The Groove Family. More events will be announced over the coming months, featuring a full array of partners including a collaboration between Jazz Leeds and Howard Assembly Rooms, and events with Futuresound, The Wardrobe, HiFi Club, Sela Bar, The Domino Club, HEART, Seven Arts and more.


Tickets for the first events are on sale now, with further details available through the Leeds Jazz Festival website. Follow @leedsjazzfest on social media, for the latest updates and announcements as the programme develops.


Leeds Jazz Festival is produced by a city-wide network of partners, representing venues, programmers, musicians and more, coordinated by Music:Leeds and supported by Split Design, arts@leeds, Leeds City Council, Leeds BID and Leeds 2023. We look forward to welcoming new audiences in June for some fantastic events in the second city of jazz in the UK.


For more information contact:
Aisling Doherty - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Sam Nicholls - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

https://www.leedsjazzfestival.com/

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 06/02/2022.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 06/02/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist from Feb 6th 2022

 

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Emil Parisien sextet
Memento Part 1
Louise
ACT


Fred Pallem & Le Sacre Du Tympan
Au fond de l’oreiller
Le Sacre Du Tympan
Street Machine - Kuroneko


Armaroli - Schiaffini 4tet
Blue Monk
Monkish (’Round About Thelonious)
Dodicilune


Tomasz Dąbrowski
Troll
The individual beings
April Records


Harriet Riley & Alex Garden
Tryst
Sonder II
self


The Healing Orchestra
Battling soul of CM
Free Jazz for the People
LFDS records


Tobias Lindstad Collective
Three Jazz-Fanfares for Kenny Wheeler
Kismet
Losen


Knight & Spiers
Improv 3
Both in a Tune
self


Alex Merritt-Steve Fishwick Quintet
Dr Wu What’s Wrong With You
Mind-Ear-Ladder
Fresh Sound New Talent

 


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.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

Jo Harrop announces ‘The Heart Wants’ Tour, February - July 2022.

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Vocalist and songwriter Jo Harrop will be playing a series of live shows to support the recent release of her debut, solo album "The Heart Wants". Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;

 

JO HARROP ANNOUNCES ‘THE HEART WANTS’ TOUR

 

Lateralize Records are delighted to announce that Jo Harrop will be playing a series of live shows to support the recent release of her critically acclaimed solo debut, The Heart Wants.


Written and recorded over the last year when the world came to a sudden standstill in the wake of the pandemic, The Heart Wants is an album about love and life, about losing and then finding oneself in the silence after the applause has faded away.


‘A voice that would give a goosebump goosebumps – deep, warm and deliciously intimate.’ The Mirror


Although she has built a reputation as an intuitive interpreter of other people’s songs, Jo Harrop would be the first to admit that she always lacked the confidence to reveal her own songs to the world. With no shows in her diary, she started working on what would eventually turn out to be her first album of original material with producers Hannah Vasanth (known for her work with everyone from Stormzy to JP Cooper) and Jamie McCredie alongside a guest list of world-class musicians including Christian McBride, Jason Rebello and Troy Miller.


“We wrote and recorded the songs for The Heart Wants before we had a chance for people to hear them live, which is the ultimate litmus test,” Harrop explains. “Songs don’t really come alive until you play them to an audience, so I’m incredibly excited to finally be able to bring them to life on stage for the first time. Music has always had the power to transport me and to move me deep inside, and I want to create the same emotional connection with people who hear my songs.”

 

“An extraordinary talent” – Jo Whiley – BBC Radio 2


Born in Durham, and raised on a heady musical diet of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin, Jo Harrop cut her teeth as a session singer, working with a host of iconic artists including Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart, Enrique Iglesias and Gloria Gaynor. After moving to London, she quickly established herself as one of the most unmistakable voices in British jazz, performing everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to the Sunset Sunside Jazz Club in Paris.


‘A rare mix of delicacy and boldness. Sheer perfection.’ Dave Gelly – The Guardian


Having signed to London-based jazz label, Lateralize Records, she recently received a raft of rapturous reviews for Weathering The Storm, her debut with guitarist, Jamie McCredie. The Guardian dubbed it ‘a little gem of an album: simple, modest and perfect,’ whilst BBC 6 Music’s Iggy Pop fell in love with her voice, calling her “a very fine jazz singer.”


The Heart Wants 2022 Tour Dates


12th February – Hampstead Jazz Club, London


19th February – The Bear Club, Luton


25th April – Ronnie Scott’s, London


12th May – Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle


14th May – Hexham Jazz Festival, Hexham


17th May – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham


19th May – Matt & Phreds Jazz Club, Manchester


21st May – Peggy’s Skylight, Nottingham


22nd May – Watford Jazz Junction Festival, London


29th June – Pizza Express (Soho), London


10th July – Swanage Jazz Festival, Swanage


Tickets are available from Jo Harrop’s official website - https://www.joharrop.com/shows

 

LISTEN TO ‘THE HEART WANTS’ HERE
https://linktr.ee/joharropmusic

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 30/01/2022.

Thursday, February 03, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 30/01/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist

 

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Joel Lyssarides
Gowns of Dark
Stay Now
ACT


Rosario di Leo
Strong
Homotempus
Auand


Robert Mitchell & Shirley Smart
A son of Windrush reflects
Zeitgeist2
Discus


Samo Salamon
Hat&Beard-Strength with Unity
Dolphyology
Samo Records


Laurent Bardainne & Tigre D’eau Douce
Destination Danger
Hymne au Soleil
Heavenly Sweetness.


Julie Sassoon Quartet
Waltz with Me
Voyages
Jazzwerkstatt


Emil Parisien sextet
Madaqascar
Louise
ACT


Mark Lockheart
Flourescences +Mingle Tingle
Dreamers
Edition


Nick Robinson
Toccata Apologetica
Lost Garden
Discus

 

 

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.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

Edition Records - Artists on tour during 2022.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Edition artists Nate Smith (drums), Marquis Hill (trumpet) and Kurt Elling (vocals) all have tour dates in the US and Europe during 2022. Details attached.

From the Edition Records newsletter;


Nate Smith Tour Dates
Nate Smith tours his incredible new album Kinfolk 2: See the Birds around the US and Europe in 2022.
Kinfolk 2 is available from the Edition Store on Ltd Pink Vinyl/Cassette/CD.
US Dates
Feb 16 Nashville, TN
Feb 17 Evanston, IL
Feb 18 Denver, CO
Feb 19 Los Angeles, CA
Feb 21 Oakland, CA
Feb 22 San Francisco, CA
Feb 23 Seattle, WA
Feb 25 Portland, OR
Aug 1st New York, NY
EU Dates
May 18 Budapest, HU
May 19 Berlin, DE
May 20 Johanneshov, SW
May 23 Amsterdam, NL
May 24 Paris, FR
May 25 London, GB
May 26 Rotterdam, NL
May 27 Barcelona, ES
May 28 Madrid, ES
Jun 30 Vienne, FR
Head over to Nate’s website for ticket links.
Nate Smith Tour Dates
http://www.natesmithmusic.com/?goal=0_405bf24860-bc4741f01a-124488213&mc_cid=bc4741f01a&mc_eid=a131e99e47

 

Marquis Hill | New Album
The fearless and formidable trumpeter Marquis Hill releases his debut album on Edition Records, New Gospel Revisited on March 18th.
The live recording revisits and reinterprets his debut 2012 album New Gospel, this time round employing a band of super-heavyweight musicians including Walter Smith III, Joel Ross, James Francies, Kendrick Scott and Harish Raghavan.
Marquis tours the US and Europe in early 2022.
US Dates
Feb 17 San Francisco, CA
Feb 18 San Francisco, CA
Feb 19 Francisco, CA
Feb 20 San Jose, CA
Feb 21 Portland, OR
Feb 23 Seattle, WA
EU Dates
Mar 18 Amsterdam, NL
Mar 19 Rotterdam, NL
Mar 27 London, GB
Head over to Maquis’s website for ticket links. The album is available to preorder on Ltd Ed 2LP/CD/Cassette from the Edition Store.
Marquis Hill Tour Dates https://www.marquishill.com/calendar?goal=0_405bf24860-bc4741f01a-124488213&mc_cid=bc4741f01a&mc_eid=a131e99e47
Marquis Hill Album Pre-order https://editionrecords.com/releases/new-gospel-revisited/?goal=0_405bf24860-bc4741f01a-124488213&mc_cid=bc4741f01a&mc_eid=a131e99e47

 

Kurt Elling tours SuperBlue
Kurt Elling tours his Grammy-nominated album SuperBlue across the US and Europe in January and February. Anyone who caught one of last year’s shows will know that this is an evening not to miss.
Featuring Charlie Hunter on guitar, DJ Harrison on keys and Corey Fonville on drums.
“Kurt Elling delivers a thrilling set at Ronnie Scott’s”
★★★★★ - FINANCIAL TIMES, Sept 2021
Jan 31-Feb 2 Seattle, WA
Feb 3 Eugene, OR
Feb 4 Portland, OR
Feb 5 Menlo Park, CA
Feb 12 Brooklyn, NY
Feb 15 Courbevoie, FR
Feb 17/18 Paris, FR
Feb 19 Le Touquet, FR
Feb 20 Châteauroux, FR
Feb 22 Utrecht, NL
Feb 23 London, GB
Kurt Elling Tour Dates https://kurtelling.com/tour/?goal=0_405bf24860-bc4741f01a-124488213&mc_cid=bc4741f01a&mc_eid=a131e99e47


http://www.editionrecords.com

 

 

 

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 23/01/2022.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 23/01/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist


First Broadcast Jan 23rd 2022

 

Bernt Moen Trio
Relentless
The Storm
Losen

 

Robert Mitchell & Shirley Smart
Mind’s Eye
Zeitgeist2
Discus

 

Mark Holub
Pumpkin Patch
Anthropods
Discus Music

 

Hermann Hestbek Ensemble
Det vi ikke snakker om og Mørket
Mørketid
AMP

 

Alex Hawkins Mirror Canon
Generous Souls
Break a Vase
Intakt

 

Zac Gvirtzmann++
Peace
Against the Mono Culture EP
October House

 

Max Nagle Ensemble
Strudl+Hurnaus
Live at Pogy & Bess Vol IV
Rude Noises

 

Pablo Held
Elegy for FK
Meet at the Loft
Hopalit 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.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

 

Daylight Music launches JustGiving Crowd Funding Appeal.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Daylight Music has launched a crowd funding appeal to enable the London based series to continue in 2022. Details attached.

We have received the following appeal from Ben Eshmade;

 

Can you help Daylight Music return in 2022?


In September 2021 we were able to welcome you back to our series, a simple invitation for an afternoon together with music, tea and cake in London. An event for all ages, a first experience in music, a re-introduction or just the latest musical match-making. Our team was so proud that we could continue despite the ever-changing situation. We succeeded in presenting new music and new ideas in new welcoming spaces, whilst working through pandemic-related challenges. It was an absolute blast!


So why are we asking for your help again? We’d like to continue this year and beyond. Well, we need to raise money in advance for hiring the venue, bringing in a sound system with a van to transport it in and an experienced engineer, who will set it up and pack it down. Then there is all the hours and weeks of preparation the costs of design, media and website. We also want to make sure we can financially compensate our musicians for their time, transport, which cannot always come from the Pay-What-You-Can door entry.


Most importantly the unpredictability of audiences, and challenges such as omicron have set us back considerably with our initial plans for 2022. So, we start again and ask for help here alongside further funding applications. If we succeed, we’ll return around the end of March with a mini season which (with some help such as a further Arts Council grant) will continue to the end of the year. The path to securing the financial future of series is a difficult one, with many setbacks but one we’re going to give everything to make happen.


We know a lot of you haven’t returned to live music and we’d like to be there when you’re ready. We look forward to seeing you later this year with a mug of tea in one hand and a slice of cake in the other, we’d like this expedition into new music to continue with your help….


Support our return here: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/daylightmusic2022


Ben Eshmade
(Daylight Music / Arctic Circle)

Sun-Mi Hong Signs To Edition Records.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Korean born, Amsterdam based drummer, composer and bandleader Sun-Mi Hong has been signed by Edition Records. A new studio album featuring her quintet is set for release in Autumn 2022.

We have received the following press release from Edition Records;

 

Sun-Mi Hong Signs To Edition Records


We are thrilled to welcome creative force and drummer extraordinaire Sun-Mi Hong to our roster with a new studio album featuring her quintet set for release in Autumn 2022.

 

One of the leading up-and-coming talents from the vibrant Amsterdam scene, Sun-Mi has built a formidable reputation for her creativity and energy. Recent accolades include winner of the SENA Dutch Jazz Competition 2018 and Edison Award Winner 2021 in the National category for her last album ‘A Self-Strewn Portrait’ (ZenneZ Records).

 

For Sun-Mi, the new album and relationship with Edition is an expression of a long-held ambition: “Drumming has been the funnest, wildest toy,  the purest object that can translate many different, complicated feelings and emotions. Sometimes it cries with me, sometimes it shouts for me, sometimes it hugs me. I am thrilled to make my own voice through drumming and through my compositions with the quintet. I can’t wait to share our new album with you all, and I feel especially honoured to be doing this with Edition Records.”


For Edition, this signing fits directly into the label’s core values, as CEO Dave Stapleton explains: “It is always exciting when a new artist bursts onto the scene, and from the middle of 2020 I suddenly kept hearing about Sun-Mi. Her energy and commitment to improvised music was clear but it was her drive and vision that struck me most. To move to Amsterdam when she did, to not only pursue her passions but flourish in what she wanted to achieve was something that really spoke to me. To allow herself to follow her creativity and to make her own way is remarkable. To help creative musicians thrive, build careers and reach wider audiences is at the heart of our purpose. We cannot wait to get started. Welcome to the family Sun-Mi.”

Sun-Mi Hong’s third album, and her first with Edition, will be released in Autumn 2022.


http://www.sunmihong.wordpress.com


http://www.editionrecords.com

Peter Slavid - ‘European Modern Jazz’ on the radio playlist, first broadcast 16/01/2022.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & European Jazz radio show on 16/01/22, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations.

Peter Slavid writes;


Radio Playlist from Jan 16

 

Now available at http://www.mixcloud.com/ukjazz

 

Kuna Tones
Birdland
Between Past and Future
Kunart/KFT

 

Adrian Ortman
For Breakfast
For Breakfast
Loumi Records

 

Brio Trio
Whalesnail
Yeah!
AMP Records

 

Sisa Michalidesová
Flying Pig
The Master and Margaret
Bandcamp

 

orquesta del tiempo perdido
da Marco
traantjes
Astral Editions

 

Jakub Żołubak Trio
Rock Dust v Carbon Dioxide
Live at Jazzstate
self

 

Igor Yakovenko
F#9aosf
The Music Machine
Fancy Music

 

Kevin Figes
alt.view
Wallpaper Music
PIG Records

 

Guillaume Vierset
First Round + Back
Edges
Igloo

 


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.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

 

Jazz at The Lescar, Sheffield, programme for January - June 2022.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Jez Matthews of Jazz at The Lescar has forwarded details of the programme for the first half of 2022.

Jez Matthews writes;


We’re back running gigs and I’m really pleased to send you what we’ve got coming up at The Lescar and at Yellow Arch studios in the first few months of the year. Full details below of our gigs in January - early March, plus a list of all confirmed gigs through to June.


The Lescar is closed for refurbishment until early Feb, and we hope to have a big celebratory return on Thursday 10th Feb, but in the meantime we’ve got a couple of gigs at Yellow Arch Studios, which has been a great extra venue for us over the last few years.

 

Estraven / Thurs 13 Jan / Yellow Arch Studios
A vibrant mix of jazz, contemporary classical, post-rock and Arabic music, striking melodies and edgy rhythms from a brilliant London-based band led by double bassist Chris Hyde-Harrison, with Ant Law (Trio HLK) on guitar, Duncan Eagles (Partikel) on sax, and drummer Matt Parkinson (Howl Quartet).  Their debut album ‘Ignored Advice’ is released in Feb 2022.


HARP DOUBLE BILL: Alina Bzhezhinska (harp/electronics) & Julie Walkington (bass) + Manon McCoy (harp) & Johnny FK (electronics) / Thurs 27th Jan / Yellow Arch Studios
Alina Bzhezhinska is an internationally renowned virtuoso who’s played at London Jazz Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, the Royal Albert Hall and WOMADelaide in Australia, as well as collaborating with Tony Kofi, Kamaal Williams, Shabaka Hutchings and Ursula Rucker. In her duo with bass player Julie Walkington (Georgia Mancio, Nigel Price, Loz Speyer) she expands the possibilities of her instrument with electronics to create a unique pallet of sounds and textures.
Manon McCoy (balo, Pocket) is making waves on the Sheffield music scene with wholly innovative approaches and collaborations, and is joined by guitarist and electronic sound explorer, Johnny FK, mixing improvisation and electronic music to produce quietly adventurous new music.

 

LESCAR REOPENING NIGHT / Thurs 10th Feb at The Lescar
Details to be announced soon, however we’re looking forward to a really special night with multiple bands to celebrate the reopening of the Lescar after redecoration in January. Watch this space and our social media/website for more information!


Xhosa Cole Trio / Wed 16th Feb / The Lescar
Acclaimed as a distinctive and powerful new presence on the UK jazz scene, tenor sax player Xhosa Cole (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018) is an inventive and melodic improviser, joined for this gig by Josh Vadiveloo (double bass) and Nathan England-Jones (drums). Music full of life and spontaneity and drawing on a strong connections with jazz legends including Woody Shaw, Lee Morgan and Ornette Coleman.


Dominic Ingham Quintet / Wed 23rd Feb / The Lescar
Jazz violinist, singer and composer Dominic Ingham brings a wonderful band of talents from the London jazz scene, with Jonny Mansfield (vibraphone), Miles Mindlin (guitar), Will Sach (bass), Jay Davis (drums). Dominic has performed with Bonsai, Jonny Mansfieldʼs Elftet, Camila Mezaʼs Nectar Orchestra, indie rock band Blaenavon, also at Ronnie Scotts, Love Supreme, The Royal Albert Hall, and EFG London Jazz Festival. Soaring, melodic and lyrical music.


John Law’s Congregation / Thurs 24th Feb / Yellow Arch Studios
John Law is one of Europe’s leading jazz pianist/composers, with 40+ recordings, he’s played at venues and festivals worldwide, including London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, the Bimhuis, and the North Sea Jazz Festival. Mixing contemporary jazz with rock and electronic music, this line-up features James Mainwaring (Mercury Prize nominees, Roller Trio) on sax/electronics, the virtuoso bass playing of Ashley John Long (Keith Tippett, Charlotte Keeffe) and the dynamic, nuanced drumming of Dave Hamblett (Magic Lantern). Anthemic melodies mixed with complex harmonies and rhythms. This event is part of a UK tour generously supported by Arts Council England and the National Lottery


Alex Merritt/Steve Fishwick Quintet / Wed 2nd March / The Lescar
A combination of two brilliant presences on the UK jazz scene, Alex Merritt (tenor sax) and Steve Fishwick (trumpet) leading a quintet playing powerful, nuanced and contemporary music with a strong connection to the jazz tradition, with influences including Joe Henderson, Kenny Dorham, John Coltrane and Lennie Tristano/ Warne Marsh, visiting us at The Lescar following gigs at venues including Ronnie Scotts and The Vortex in London.


Also, coming up…… !


Here’s a list of our confirmed dates up to and including June, with more to be added soon.


Lescar Wednesdays:
9th March: Tim Knowles Quartet
16th March: David Austin Grey
23rd March: Yaatri
30th March: Harry Christelis & Pedro Velasco
6th April: Sloth Racket
13th April: Aurora
20th April: Mycorrhiza
27th April: Bruno Heinen Trio + Heidi Vogel
4th May: Emily Francis Trio
11th May: Ben Haskins Quartet
18th May: Johnny Tunnard Quartet
15th June: Revival Room


Yellow Arch Thursdays:
24th March: Skylla
28th April: Lucid Dreamers
12th May: Shirley Smart Trio
9th June: Chris Batchelor’s Zoetic


http://www.jazzatthelescar.com/


The Lescar:
303 Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8ZF
http://www.thelescarhuntersbar.co.uk


Yellow Arch Studios;
30-36 Burton Rd, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8BX
https://www.yellowarch.com/

Jazz events in Bristol, January and February 2022.

Friday, January 07, 2022

Promoter Ian Storror of the Jazzata organisation has alerted us to a number of musical events taking place at various venues in Bristol during January and February 2022. Details attached.

The BE-BOP Club
Now on Thursdays
http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk
The Chicken Shed, Hen & Chicken
North Street, Bedminster, BS3 1JF
NOTE: Be Bop currently using larger upstairs room with socially distanced seating


Thurs 13 Jan 2022: £10 + Booking fees
Split Tone (Craig Crofton)


Thurs 20 Jan: £10 + Booking fees
Andy Hague’s
Double Standards
£10 + booking feehttps://www.ticketsource.co.uk/the-be-bop-club/

Thurs 27 Jan: £12 + Booking fees
Estraven (UK Tour)


Thurs 3 Feb: £10 + Booking fees
James Chadwick Quartet


Thurs 10 Feb: £10 + Booking fees
Ray D’Inverno’s
Quintessential Groove

 



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


Fri Feb 11th, 7.30pm part of The Tiny Gigs series
Harriet Riley & Alex Garden £12.50                            
Debut album presents a novel, hypnotic dialogue between a highly unusual pairing of instruments; taking in trad’ folk, minimalism and jazz along the way. The 2022 tour
features special guest Stevie Toddler on double-bass
http://www.harrietrileyalexgarden.com

 

 

Fringe Jazz
New Venue
THE BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB
76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP
NOTE: Fringe have decided to wait until February to start their 2022 programme


Wed 16 Feb; £15
John Pearce/Dave Newton Quartet


Wed 23 Feb; £16
James Morton Band


Wed 2 March; £18
Universal Connection (UK & Europe)
Martin Speake (Alto), Hans Koller (Piano)
Anders Christensen (Bass),
Anders Mogensen (Drums)

 

 

 


St George’s
Great George Street (off Park Street)
Bristol, BS1 5RR
https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/


Sun 23 Jan 2022;
Roy Ayers Jazz
SOLD OUT


Thurs 27 Jan 2022; £15
Steve Banks Quintet Jazz
This gig is also being streamed £10

 

Thurs 27 Jan 2022; £15
John Law’s Congregation Jazz


Thurs 10 Feb 2022; from £16+
Police Dog Hogan Folk/Roots


Thurs 10 Feb 2022; from £15+
Lau (Unplugged) Folk/Roots

 


Bristol Beacon
Bristol Beacon Foyer
Trenchard Street, Bristol. BS1 5AR

 

Thurs 20 Jan 2022; £10+ fees
Victoria Klewin Jazz
The Tonic Sessions
Celebration of Women in Jazz


Thurs 17 Feb 2022; £10+ fees
Beth Rowley Jazz
The Tonic Sessions
Celebration of Women in Jazz

 

FREETONE MUSIC
Avant Garde/Free jazz & Improvised gigs
Gigs at the Greenbank, Cafe Kino (Stokes Croft) and Stag and Hounds (Old Market).
http://www.freetonerecords.co.uk/


Saturday 8th Feb 7.30pm, Cafe Kino
Pigeon + Matt Davis & Deborah
Pigeon - Matthew Grigg, Tina Hitchens, Dominic Lash, Yvonna Magda
Matt Davis.
Deborah - Robin Foster, Joseph Kelly


Sunday 9th Feb 2pm, Stag and Hounds
Sound Of The Universe + The Ghost Chasers
Sound of the Universe - Geoff Hawkins, Aidan Searle, Phil Gibbs, Hugh Kirkbride
The Ghost Chasers - Aaron Hawkins, Paul Anstey, Sam Coxhill, Harry Irvine


Wednesday 12th Feb 8pm, Cafe Kino
Pigeon + Single Use Plastic + Worker vs Parasite
Pigeon - Matthew Grigg, Tina Hitchens, Dominic Lash, Yvonna Magda

 

JAZZatA Coming Soon 2022:

 


Brandon Allen Quintet Jazz
Stanley Turrentine Project
Friday 11th March


TBC Sunday 10th April


Orphy Robinson Jazz
TBC Sunday 15th May


Chris Batchelor’s;
‘Zoetic’ (UK Tour)  Jazz
Sunday 12th June

4th Annual Faena Jazz Series, January to June 2022 at Faena Theater, Miami Beach, Florida USA.

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Faena LIVE will present the Fourth Annual Jazz Series at Faena Theater, a six-month concert series featuring Robben Ford, Samara Joy, Miguel Zenon, Raul Midon, Halie Loren, Sammy Figueroa.

We have received the following press release;


FAENA LIVE ANNOUNCES
THE 4th ANNUAL FAENA JAZZ SERIES
AT FAENA THEATER
SIX WEDNESDAY CONCERTS FROM JANUARY – JUNE 2022

 

Faena Live is proud to announce the return of the 4th Annual Faena Jazz Series, presenting six concerts by emerging and established artists such as Robben Ford, Samara Joy, Miguel Zenon and Raul Midon and produced and curated by Grammy-nominated record producer and artist Rachel Faro. 


In keeping with Faena’s commitment to delivering unparalleled offerings and experiences, once again jazz lovers from South Florida and beyond are invited to enjoy the sounds of great jazz at the intimate and glamorous Faena Theater at Faena Hotel Miami Beach.


The series kicks off on January 26th with guitar great Robben Ford and his quartet of Nashville-based players and closes on June 15th with a special Father’s Day show with legendary percussionist Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Season tickets for all six concerts are available at a discount and hotel packages are possible for those who wish to combine an evening of jazz with a day at the beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.faenatheater.com/concerts or call +1 786-655-5600.

 

FAENA JAZZ SERIES 2022 - FULL LINEUP

 

ROBBEN FORD
Wednesday January 26th at 8 PM
The season opens with Robben Ford, one of the world’s premier electric guitarists.  Robben is a five-time Grammy nominee with eighteen18 albums.  A spectacular musician, Robben has played with Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Michael MacDonald, Bob Dylan, Stevie Winwood and is a founding member of the esteemed Grammy-winning Yellowjackets.  Joining Robben will be his band of superb Nashville musicians, playing music from his most recent album “Pure”.


SAMARA JOY with PASQUALE DE GRASSO
Wednesday February 9th at 8 PM
There’s a new rising star on the jazz scene and her name is Samara Joy.  Only 21 years old and a winner of the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, the Bronx-born Samara interprets the Great American Songbook with equal parts reverence and verve, bridging traditional jazz and a young modern approach.  She will be joined by guitar virtuoso Pasquale de Grasso with whom she recently toured Europe and who also backed her on her debut album, released in July 2021.

 

RAUL MIDON
Wednesday March 9th at 8 PM
We are very enthusiastic and honored to be presenting Raul Midon, a multiple Grammy-nominated blind singer and guitarist whose exciting solo act has thrilled audiences the world over.  In addition to his own eleven albums he has collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and many others.  An alumnus of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, he was recently granted the Distinguished Alumni Award, the school’s most prestigious honor.


MIGUEL ZENON with THE STAMPS QUINTET
Wednesday April 13th at 8 PM
A multiple Grammy nominee, recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant and a Guggenheim Fellow, saxophonist/ composer/educator Miguel Zenon is considered one of today’s most distinguished Latin jazz musicians.  He will be joined by the Stamps Quintet, a notable student ensemble from UM’s Frost School of Music which is supported by the Stamps Family Foundation.


HALIE LOREN
Wednesday May 18th at 8 PM
Halie Loren is an international, award-winning jazz singer/songwriter who brings a fresh perspective to time-honored musical paths.  Her romantic, silky voice and glamorous presence have forged bonds with diverse audiences across the globe, with stops in Korea, Africa, Canada and a huge following in Japan.  Her many albums invariably hit the #1 slot on Canadian and Japanese jazz charts with over 230,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.


SAMMY FIGUEROA & HIS LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE
A FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL
Wednesday June 15th at 8 PM
Famed and multiple Grammy nominee percussionist Sammy Figueroa returns to the Faena Theatre in a special tribute to his father, the 1950’s romantic singer Charlie Figueroa, with songs from Sammy’s latest album “Searching For A Memory” (to be released in spring 2022).  The album and this show have been made possible by a grant from the SouthArts Jazz Road initiative.

 

SEASON TICKETS


Discounted season tickets are available for all six shows with benefits to our Patrons and an opportunity to reserve our best-kept secret: the limited and exclusive box seating.


Patron Seating - $1,000 per person, includes complimentary cocktail and VIP reception
Orchestra Seating - $750 per person, includes complimentary cocktail.
Jazz Fanatic - Box seating @ $550 per person
Jazz Lover - Drink Rail Seating @  $400 per person.


Single tickets start at $55 per person.
Mezzanine - $55 ++
Drink Rail - $85 ++
Box Seats - $110 ++
Orchestra Tables - $130 ++
Front Row & Premium Seats - $175 ++
VIP Booth - $225 ++

 


FAENA THEATER
3201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL, 33140


+ 786 655 5742


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