Archive for January, 2020

  • Great Scott

    By Chris Wells on January 31, 2020
    The completely wonderful Ms. Jill Scott will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut album Who Is… Jill Scott? with a three-date visit to the UK during mid-summer. Jilly from Philly will play London’s IndigO2 on July 14, 15 and 17. Visit
  • Anita Is Supreme

    By Chris Wells on January 31, 2020
    Eight-time Grammy-winning soul star Anita Baker will perform in the UK for the first time in 13 years this summer when she plays the Love Supreme Jazz Festival in East Sussex. The concert carries extra significance as the show forms part of Baker’s Farewell Tour and will be her last ever UK concert. Says Anita: “I’m so happy to be […]
  • Terra Nova

    By Chris Wells on January 28, 2020
    Lokkhi Terra Ronnie Scott’s, London The warm glow of Ronnie’s 60th birthday celebrations of 2019 may be gently fading in the first few weeks of the new decade, but this is a welcome burst of heat for the rigours of ‘dry January.’ Led by keyboardist-composer Kishon Khan Lokkhi Terra is an inspired proposition, an encounter of Indian, Cuban and African […]
  • Tunde Jegede & NOK Orchestra

    By Chris Wells on January 20, 2020
    Tunde Jegede & NOK Orchestra Emmanuel Church, London. The second instalment of the Salon Concert series is timely. Into The Night, a major exhibition at the Barbican centre is coming to an end and the far less well known Emmanuel Church in Holloway, north London is giving a prime example of what was celebrated in that show, namely global club […]
  • Gregory Porter: New Album/Live Update

    By Chris Wells on January 16, 2020
    Following on from 2017’s Nat King Cole & Me album, Gregory Porter’s forthcoming album All Rise, due April 17 from Decca/Blue Note, marks a return to original songwriting. The first single from it, Revival, can be heard right here: Says Gregory: “For me, it’s the message of walking into this life and having some fear and self-doubt, and the point […]
  • Give Me The Night

    By Chris Wells on January 9, 2020
    Into The Night [London, Barbican] By Kevin Le Gendre In recent years reports of the death of club culture may have been greatly exaggerated, but it can be argued that mega emporiums and superstar DJs no longer attract as many stomping feet as they did a decade ago. Into The Night is a timely reminder of the deep roots of […]
  • Café Cream

    By Chris Wells on January 9, 2020
    Will Downing, Dexter Wansel, Damien Escobar, Kelly Finnigan, Steve Arrington and Marla Brown singing the music of her father Dennis are amongst gigs of note for Echoes folk upcoming at London’s Jazz Café in the near future. An updated schedule at the Camden venue looks like this: Jazz re:freshed presents The Sounds Of 2020 featuring Ife Ogunjobe, Golden Mean & Burnheart […]