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Livia Records lives again for love of Louis

Dublin-based Livia Records continues its programme of reissues of the Irish guitar virtuoso Louis Stewart’s albums by making his debut recording, Louis the First, available from...

Wendy Kirkland at the Steinway 2-Piano Festival

The Steinway 2-Piano Festival is coming to London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho with a stunning programme of nearly 40 renowned pianists from across the world performing from...

Music Meeting Nijmegen: A Journey Through Diversity.

The 38th edition of the Music Meeting Festival is set to take place over the Pentecost weekend from May 18 to 20, 2024, in Nijmegen. Dedicated to musical encounters and...

Fabia Mantwill resumes collaboration with the SNJO

Berlin-based Fabia Mantwill resumes her collaboration with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra via the internationally acclaimed ensemble’s latest project, Nu-Age Sounds, from...

jazzahead! 2024 Unveils Diverse Showcase Program.

The upcoming jazzahead! 2024, scheduled from April 11 to 13, is poised to be a dynamic and culturally rich experience. With the Netherlands as the partner country, the festival...

Album Preview: Lizz Wright, Shadow

Vocalist Lizz Wright explores a newfound artistic freedom through a classic recording that spans her 20-year career since the release of her debut album, “Salt,” on...

Artist Feature: Claire Martin, The Swedish Connection

Claire Martin stands as a distinguished figure in the realm of British jazz, earning critical acclaim and solidifying her position as a prominent artist on the UK jazz scene. Over...

Alice Coltrane’s Historic Carnegie Hall Performance to be released in Full

In a significant archival release, the jazz community is poised to witness Alice Coltrane’s 1971 performance at Carnegie Hall, a landmark event that has been shrouded in...

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MIHA GANTAR — AMSTERDAM
Release of the second five-album box set on October 20th at Clean Feed Records

Miha Gantar, a young pianist and composer is releasing his second five-album box set in two years on Clean Feed Records. Titled Amsterdam, the box set features the music of Miha in five different ensemble formations with young and well-established musicians in Europe.

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Artist Feature: Claire Martin, The Swedish Connection

Claire Martin stands as a distinguished figure in the realm of British jazz, earning critical acclaim and solidifying her position as a prominent artist on the UK jazz scene. Over her illustrious career, she has been honoured...

Featured Interview: The Bliss Quintet.

Last year during Jazzahead! Club Night, a young Norwegian ensemble caught my attention during the club night –...

Interview: Peter Braunholz – A round trip in creativity.

German label Mons Records recently released a series of “Smooth Jazz” singles and albums under the project...

Awakening: A Conversation with Vocalist Mirna Bogdanovic

Berlin, a city known for its rich musical tapestry, has nurtured diverse talents that continue to push the boundaries...

Interview: Roberto Pistolesi

Recently we reviewed the debut album as a leader album from drummer Roberto Pistolesi, titled “Open Lands and Moving...

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KANOE - SINCE YOU'VE ASKED
New Album Now Available

Uwe Schenk's Kanoe have hit the mark, releasing an album featuring highly creative versions of songs from the likes of Scott Walker to Robert Wyatt and St. Vincent. With an emphasis on stripping these compositions down to their essence, bathing them in a new light while avoiding excessive zeal, the result is an LP that embodies lyrical jazz and contemplation.

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CD Review: Matt Anderson Quartet, Live at Leeds Jazz Festival

London-based saxophonist Matt Anderson is gearing up to unveil his third album on March 1st, and it’s a departure from his previous studio releases. Aptly titled “Live...

CD Review: Mike De Souza, Chrysalis

November 2023 saw the release of “Chrysalis,” a captivating and inventive follow-up to guitarist and composer Mike De Souza’s debut album, “Slow...

CD Review: Peter Grabinger, Piano Works

German pianist Peter Grabinger introduces his latest musical venture, “Piano Works,” set to release on December 8, 2023, under the Mons Records label. This album marks...

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Herve Samb, Jolof

The latest album from guitarist Herve Samb titled “Jolof” was released today via Euleuk Vision Records. With the release of Jolof, his sixth album as a leader, Samb showcases...

Jonny Kerry, The Melody of You

British Jazz singer-songwriter, pianist & accordionist, Jonny Kerry recently embarked on a collaboration with fellow Accordion and bandoneon virtuoso, Richard Galliano and...

Kaisers New World, Nighttrain

“Nighttrain” is the latest project from German based guitarist Frank Kaiser. Having led many projects over his long career, this new project under the apt title “Kaisers New...

Edgar van Asselt, The Gentle Insult.

Dutch composer, producer and keyboard player Edgar van Asselt released his latest album “The Gentle Insult” last Friday. Featuring Jeroen Vierdag on bass and Jorge Rossy on...

Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano, Once Around The Room.

Co-led by the Danish guitarist Jakob Bro and US saxophonist Joe Lovano, Once Around the Room is a deeply felt and original homage to a common inspiration and beloved colleague –...

Anat Cohen, “Quartetinho”

Having explored the world of larger ensemble writing and performance with the acclaimed Anat Cohen Tentet, with her latest offering “Quartetinho”, released last week on her...

BLISS QUINTET - GLASSHOUSE
New album now available on Jazzland Records

Norwegian jazz ensemble "Bliss Quintet" is ready to set the jazz world abuzz with the release of their highly anticipated second album, “Glasshouse". Building on the success of their debut album, “Dramaqueen,” the quintet has solidified their position at the vanguard of the new generation and a pioneering force in the Scandinavian contemporary jazz scene.

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