• Henry Headlines

    By Chris Wells on March 21, 2018
    Pianist Ashley Henry will mark his recent signing to Sony Music with a headline performance at London’s Rich Mix on the May 18. Henry’s major label debut – the Easter EP – was released in January 2018 and drew widespread acclaim for its unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, R&B and punk. This show comes ahead of his highly-anticipated first full studio […]
  • Harrold Quintet

    By Chris Wells on March 20, 2018
    Top trumpeter and bandleader Keyon Harrold has lined up a series of five shows across the UK during April. Catch the man with the horn at: Huddersfield, The Northern Quarter [April 9]; Manchester, Band On The Wall [10]; Leeds, Brudenell Social Club [11]; London, Jazz Café [12]; and Southampton, Turner Sims [13]. Special guests will include the hotly-tipped pianist Ashley […]
  • Miles Burns New Rubber

    By Chris Wells on March 8, 2018
    Warner Music are set to release the Miles Davis Rubberband sessions – a 12-inch vinyl four-track EP – especially on Record Store Day [April 21]. The release arrives some three decades after the music was shelved, original producers, Randy Hall and Zane Giles, teaming up with Davis’ nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. to finish and update the title track. Two of […]
  • Cheltenham Jazz Fest: Full Line-Up

    By Chris Wells on February 14, 2018
    Van Morrison, Imelda May, Kamasi Washington, Courtney Pine & Omar, Corinne Bailey Rae, Rick Astley, Caro Emerald, Jordan Rakei, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan, Andy Sheppard, Portico Quartet, Eric Gales, Jay Rayner are some of the top names scheduled for the 2018 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, which takes place across the town from May 2-7. This […]

    By Chris Wells on January 18, 2018
    Much revered UK soulstress Mica Paris is to head out on a special nationwide tour during February 2018 – singing the songs made famous by Ella Fitzgerald. Dates are: London, Islington Assembly Hall [Feb 11]; Bristol, Fleece [13]; Manchester, Ruby Lounge [14]; Birmingham, Jam House [15]; and Leicester, 2Funky Café [16]. Mica was first introduced to the vocal brilliance of […]
  • North Sea Jazz: Early Birds

    By Chris Wells on November 9, 2017
    Following the success of the NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2017, which saw 75,000 music fans enjoy performances from the likes of Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Norah Jones, Dianne Reeves, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Jamiroquai and Erykah Badu, the organisers have announced that Early Bird weekend tickets for 2018 will go on sale on Friday, November […]
  • Love Supreme In The Round

    By Chris Wells on October 24, 2017
    Following the success of this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival, which attracted a sell-out audience across the weekend in excess of 35,000 to Glynde Place in East Sussex, the organisers have announced the launch of Love Supreme At The Roundhouse, a one-day festival taking place at London’s Roundhouse on Saturday, May 5 2018. Running from 3pm until late, all areas […]
  • Celebrate Hermeto

    By Chris Wells on October 12, 2017
    November 3 sees the release of Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal’s legendary Viajando Com O Som – The Lost ’76 Vice Versa Studio Sessions by Far Out Records. It’s a huge deal: partly because it marks the uncovering of a previously unreleased masterpiece by a very fine musician indeed, but also because it happens to be Far Out’s 200th release! To […]
  • Tottenham: Jazz Off The Beaten Track

    By Chris Wells on May 23, 2017
    There are still not enough venues in London to accommodate all of the capital’s jazz artists. While long established venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex, 606, Café Oto and Pizza Express, to name but some, are stalwart institutions, both musicians – and audiences, for that matter – need more options. While Soho and Dalston are recognized as places where […]
  • Brass In Pocket

    By Chris Wells on April 10, 2017
    Check out Hot 8 Brass Band on tour during April and May, performing cuts from their new album On The Spot. 11 Apr   Liquid Room, Edinburgh (UK) 12 Apr   O2 ABC, Glasgow (UK) 13 Apr   The Wardrobe, Leeds (UK) 14 Apr   O2 Academy, Birmingham (UK) 1 May    Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham (UK) 2 May    O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield (UK) 3 […]