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CD Review: Tracye Eileen, You Hit The Spot.

You Hit The Spot, sees Chicago based vocalist Tracye Eileen return to her roots as a straight-ahead jazz vocalist for her fourth release as a leader. Her previous releases...

Collette Cooper takes a look at the Darkside Of Christmas.

At this time of the year our mailbox tends to be overloaded with news of the latest Christmas release complete with tacky artwork and yet another “jazzy” version of...

CD Review: Daniel Migliosi, Left on Scene

Last month young Luxembourg based trumpeter Daniel Migliosi released his debut album titled “Left on Scene”. So before we get into the review, I think it’s worth...

First Names Announced For Love Supreme Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary

Following a record-breaking year in 2022, with over 60,000 in attendance across the weekend, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival has announced the first wave of artists confirmed to...

Featured Gig: Migdalia Van Der Hoven at Jazz Cafe Posk

Migdalia van der Hoven is an award-winning Mexican drummer known for her groove, sensitivity and versatility across multiple genres such as funk, jazz, latin and pop. Having just...

Behind the Pen: A Writer’s Journey with Paulette Jackson

The world of jazz (and music) journalism is a competitive struggle at times, particularly for women looking to break the mould and find a name for themselves in a historically...

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THE RED SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2022
From 10 to 12 November 2022

What’s better than a great location, sun and jazz? Well not much I would say, and with the European summer festival season coming to a close it’s good to know that the Red Sea Jazz Festival will once again provide a great location, sun and jazz from the 10th to the 12th of November in Israel’s most southern city Eilat.

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Centenary Celebration: Jean-Baptiste ‘Illinois’ Jacquet (1922-2004)

Sometimes in life you get an offer that’s just too good to refuse. So, when I was asked if I would like to write a tribute to one of the most influential tenor saxophonists in the history of jazz music on what would be his...

Interview: Matthias Schwengler speaks about Soulcrane and more.

Recently German trumpet player Matthias Schwengler released his third album with his band “Soulcrane” on...

Interview: Denis Gäbel – Mingus and More

Recently German based saxophonist Denis Gäbel’s latest album, the “Mingus Sessions” landed in my Jazz In Europe...

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....

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....

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MATTHIÄS SCHWENGLER - SOULCRANE & STRINGS
Featured Album Review

Soulcrane & Strings is the latest album by Cologne based trumpet player Matthias Schwengler and follows his 2020 release “Another Step We Take”. Released on the German jazz label Mons Records, Soulcrane & Strings, as the name suggests, adds a string quintet to the bands standard line-up of trumpet, saxophone, guitar and bass.

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CD Review: Tracye Eileen, You Hit The Spot.

You Hit The Spot, sees Chicago based vocalist Tracye Eileen return to her roots as a straight-ahead jazz vocalist for her fourth release as a leader. Her previous releases...

CD Review: Franziska Loos, Generation Anything

Tony Ozuna recently posed the question in a recent review on this platform “Can a debut album still make or break an artist?”. Well that’s a difficult question...

CD Review: Olivier Chavet, Racines

Born in Aachen, raised in Belgium and now living in the Eifel, one of Germany’s most picturesque regions, drummer Olivier Chavet recently released his debut album as a...

New Releases Recommended New Albums

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...

Alex Acuña, Gifts

Alex Acuña’s latest album as a leader titled Gifts, released recently on Le Coq Records, reunites him with his musical cohorts from The Unknowns — Venezuelan keyboardist...

Ezra Weiss, Amazing Life

Portland based pianist and composer Ezra Weiss is set to release his latest collaborative project together with bassist Jon Shaw, and drummer Tim DuRoche. The new EP, titled...

Ahmad Jamal, Emerald City Nights

Recently Zev Feldman announced his latest initiative, a new label venture with the name, “Jazz Detective”. The first outings under the new imprint will be the release of two...

Franziska Loos – Generation Anything

German vocalist Franziska Loos makes a highly impressive debut with the release of “Generation Anything”, her first album as a leader. Due for release on 16.9.2022 via German...

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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