• 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    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...

  • Supreme Fest Additions

    By Chris Wells on March 30, 2017

    Corinne Bailey Rae, saxman and Kendrick Lamar collaborator Kamasi Washington, rekindled UK funksters D’Influence and always on fire Mica...

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    Sounds For Spies & Private Eyes

    By Chris Wells on March 24, 2017

    Bristol Jazz And Blues Festival, Colston Hall, Bristol. The chuckle of recognition that greets the MC’s quip about a ‘big...

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    Festival Time

    By Chris Wells on February 10, 2017

    This year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, in conjunction with BBC Radio 2, is about to spring upon us, taking over...

  • Khan Do

    By Chris Wells on August 10, 2016

    Saturday, August 20 sees the Far Out Records family uniting for a showcase at the newly revamped Jazz Café,...

  • Billy Paul Dies

    By Chris Wells on April 25, 2016

    One of Philly soul’s best-known and most distinctive voices was stilled on April 24 when Billy Paul, the Me...