JAZZ

  • Imagenes That

    By Chris Wells on October 22, 2019
    Imagenes, one of the UK’s leading purveyors of contemporary Latin-tinged dance music, has just dropped a new jazzed-up bomb in the shape of Give Me Night. Label heads Jorge Montiel and Juan Laya are on production duty while Xantone Blacq and Heidi Vogel provide guest vocals on a soaring cover of George Benson’s ‘80s pop-fusion anthem. The track, which has […]
  • More Stars For Supreme Fest

    By Chris Wells on December 12, 2018
    Music legend and 22-time Grammy-winner Chick Corea, US vocalist Madeleine Peyroux and pioneer of the current UK jazz scene Kamaal Williams are the latest line-up additions to be announced for next summer’s Love Supreme Festival. They join Snarky Puppy, Jamie Cullum and Gladys Knight on the bill so far for the three-day event, which takes place at Glynde Place in […]
  • Murray/Williams Gigs/Album

    By Chris Wells on October 19, 2018
    Jazz innovator David Murray together with acclaimed actor/poet Saul Williams will bring their Blues For Memo tour to the UK from this weekend. Catch the amazing duo at: Bristol, The Fleece [Oct 21]; Brighton, The Haunt [22]; Manchester, Band on the Wall [23]; Leeds, Brudenell [24]; and London, Moth Club [27]. Promoting their upcoming album together, both dates and recording […]
  • Sax Appeal

    By Chris Wells on May 10, 2018
    This month sees the launch of the inaugural London Saxophone Festival, a celebration of all things sax, taking place at a range of venues and event spaces across the capital. The series of concerts will include performances from GRAMMY winning artists Bob Reynoldsof the widely celebrated jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy, Casey Benjaminof the The Robert Glasper Experiment, MOBO […]
  • Love Supreme Fest: Final Additions

    By Chris Wells on April 5, 2018
    The Love Supreme Jazz Festival, which returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from June 29-July 1, has just added its final list of top name acts to the schedule – including Lalah Hathaway, Pharoah Sanders, Level 42, MF Robots and Dave & The Drumhedz. They join an already broad array of stars performing at the three-day event including Earth […]
  • 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 […]
  • MICA SINGS ELLA – FEB TOUR

    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 […]