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Something New: Incantation with Emma Rawicz

Welcome to the fourth interview in our Women in Jazz Media series ‘Something New with Esther Bennett’. Exploring new albums through conversation directly with the artist to...

Sounds of Denmark return to the UK.

Back by popular demand, Sounds of Denmark returns to the UK after a two-year hiatus for its fifth incarnation, presenting a snapshot of one of Europe’s most vibrant jazz scenes....

Manhattan Transfer announce forthcoming album and a final world tour.

Legendary vocal group The Manhattan Transfer celebrates their Golden Anniversary with forthcoming album Fifty and a final world tour. The 10-track set finds the best-selling act...

CD Review: Denis Gäbel, The Mingus Sessions

Last month Mons Records released German saxophonist Denis Gäbel’s latest album titled the “Mingus Sessions”. As the title suggests, the album is dedicated to the music of...

Festival Review: Odysseus 2022, Helsinki

Featured Image: Hailu Mergia photo by Minna Hatinen A tiny windswept island outside Helsinki is the backdrop for the second Odysseus festival. This intimate weekend affair is...

Jazz re:freshed Weekly returns after three-year hiatus.

Jazz re:freshed Weekly, the acclaimed live series which shines a light on emerging talent from the UK jazz scene, will make a much-anticipated return this autumn after a...

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Dobršská brána International Music Festival 2022
August 19th & 20th, 2022

The horns are calling for the Dobršská brána International Music Festival, as the trumpet is the focus for this year’s weekend of first-rate musicians from across Europe including Markus Stockhausen, Verneri Pohjola, Andrea Motis and more. The Sixth Annual Dobršská brána International Music Festival 2022 will be held on a Friday and Saturday, August 19th & 20th.

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Featured Interviews Selected Articles and Features.

Jonathan Kreisberg: A passionate musician with vision

Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has built a strong reputation as one of the most innovative guitarists on the scene today. This is not just the opinion of this writer, Dr Lonnie Smith with whom Jonathan has regularly toured once...

Sylwester Ostrowski: How jazzcats always land on their feet

The last year and a half have been turbulent for the live music industry, and that hasn’t been any different in jazz....

Ambrose Akinmusire, Telling the stories of the community.

Trumpeter, Ambrose Akinmusire is one of the most original and poetic musicians of the current generation. Quoting...

Kurt Elling, Secrets Are The Best Stories.

On first glance at Kurt’s biography, it would appear that his career has been a featherbed ride. One that has seen...

Joey DeFrancesco, In The Key Of The Universe

Recently organist Joey DeFrancesco released his latest album on Mack Avenue titled “In The Key Of The...

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Dominik Schürmann - Moons Ago
Now Available on Mons Records

A wise man once said that it doesn’t matter where jazz goes as long as it takes the tradition with it. One artist that understands this concept well is Swiss double bass player Dominik Schürmann. Dominik's new album “Moons Ago”, featuring Max Ionata presents 12 tracks featuring original compositions that stylistically pay homage to the jazz legends of the 1950s and 60s.

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Latest Reviews The Latest Album & Concert Reviews

CD Review: Denis Gäbel, The Mingus Sessions

Last month Mons Records released German saxophonist Denis Gäbel’s latest album titled the “Mingus Sessions”. As the title suggests, the album is dedicated to the music of...

Festival Review: Odysseus 2022, Helsinki

Featured Image: Hailu Mergia photo by Minna Hatinen A tiny windswept island outside Helsinki is the backdrop for the second Odysseus festival. This intimate weekend affair is...

Album Review: Gianni Gebbia Magnetic Trio, live at Sicilia Jazz Festival 2022.

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd edition of the Sicilia Jazz Festival in Palermo. As often happens when attending a festival some of the most exciting performances...

New Releases Recommended New Albums

Tom Ollendorff, A Song For You

In May 2021, the Barcelona-based jazz label Fresh Sounds Records will release A Song For You, the debut album from UK guitarist Tom Ollendorff. Since being awarded the Yamaha...

Tomáš Sýkora, Songs For Orchestra

Songs For Orchestra is a new album and the most extensive music project to date by jazz pianist and composer Tomáš Sýkora. The album features a live recording of a concert...

Zhivko Vasilev, Places

“Places” is the latest album from one of the most successful kaval players in Bulgaria, Zhivko Vasilev. Consisting of 11 original compositions, all penned by Vasilev, the...

Marek Dorcik, About Time.

Slovakian born drummer Marek Dorcik is swiftly gaining a reputation as a sought after professional drummer on the international jazz scene, working with some of the UK’s...

Mareille Merck Larus, Fadenschlag

Fadenschlag is the new album from Swiss based guitarist Mareille Merck. As an active member of the Swiss jazz scene Mareille has shared the stage with famous musicians like John...

Dr. Lonnie Smith, Breathe

On March 26, Blue Note Records will release Breathe, the third new album by legendary Hammond B-3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith since his 2016 return to the label where he first made...

ZURICH JAZZ ORCHESTRA - TO MY BELOVED ONES
New Album Now Available

“To my beloved ones” is the third and final album in the trilogy of recordings by “Zurich Jazz Orchestra” featuring the compositions by Steffen Schorn. This recording, and indeed the other two releases in the trilogy, highlights not only the great musicianship housed within the Zurich Jazz Orchestra but also shines a spotlight on one of Europe’s leading Big Bands at the top of their game.

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