Musicians, writers, and yes, just fans and friends, thronged Golders Green Crematorium to pay their final respects to Stan Tracey on Wednesday 18 December. ‘Starless and Bible Black’ set the scene and Bobby Wellins spoke about his old friend, as did poet Mike Horovitz declaiming a brand-new verse, followed by Andy Cleyndert and most movingly, Stan’s grandson Ben.
Steve Melling played a Tracey piece with […]
To make West End debut with China Moses and Alexander Stewart
Pianist and composer Alex Webb’s show Café Society Swing – A True Story, a celebration of music and story saluting New York’s first integrated jazz venue, Café Society in Greenwich Village that opened in 1938, will playThe Leicester Square Theatreon 21 and 22 December. The strong cast of singers includes […]
This year celebrating the 10th anniversary of the UK’s biggest jazz festival under one roof outside London.
Known as the Spring Quartet, this powerful ensemble on its first visit to the UK, brings together Jack DeJohnette, the peerless drummer at the heart of many of the landmark jazz groups of the past four […]
Liverpool International Jazz Festival
The second Liverpool International Jazz Festival takes place between Thursday 27th February and Sunday 2nd March 2014 at The Capstone Theatre. Some of the biggest names in jazz will perform, bringing their unique and innovative instrumental sounds to jazz fans form the city and beyond. Artists include:
Gets bopping and burning in Bath!
The atmosphere of exuberant celebration heightened as Anglo-American tenor man, Craig Crofton (pictured left), launched into a breezy reading of ‘Bessie’s Blues’ at the last of the autumn season’s fortnightly sessions in the ‘could have been designed to be a jazz club’ cellar of St. James Wine Vaults in Bath. Craig was on typically […]
Get hot in Helsinki!
Staging a six-day jazz festival ‘off season’, a couple of weeks before Christmas when gift shopping and office parties are in full swing, might seem like a risky undertaking. Yet the sold out gigs and palpable buzz of expectation crackling around Finland’s chilly but user-friendly capital made the point that this […]
Polar Bear, the iconoclastic British post-jazz five-piece, are to return with their fifth album, entitled In Each And Every One (cover pictured left), on24 March 2014, which will be released on the Leaf label on CD and double-vinyl LP. Eschewing the indie-guitar tinged sound of their previous album,Peepers, the far more experimental new set finds the band […]
Congratulations to all this year’s nominees, and good luck!
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Terri Lyne Carrington – Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue
Christian McBride Trio – Out Here
Best Latin Jazz Album
Buika – La Noche Mas Larga
The tenth Gateshead International Jazz Festival takes place from 4- 6 April.
We’ve mentioned before shows from The Spring Quartet, who also play Barbican on Monday 7 April and Birmingham Town Hall on Friday 4 April, and Robert Glasper Experiment, as well as a double-header with the Bill Frisell and Pablo Held Trios.
New shows on sale […]
With special guest Tom Baxter – full UK tour
12 – 26 February
Penguin Cafe release their new album The Red Book on 17 February.
Heirs to the spirit of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, the band will tour the UK in celebration of this; their second release, which marks an […]
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