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‘Red Flags & High Heels’ ~ New album review

The authentic enquiring personality of Fiona Ross seems to function on copious cups of hot tea and the companionship of her cat affectionately named ‘Kitten’. A personality...

“The spiritual touch” Paul Edis’ new album strikes perfection!

There is a certain type of music that, when in the air, evokes a million memories of times gone by. British pianist Paul Edis releases his new aptly titled album “The Still...

Gig Review: Jazz gems hidden in Hilden

On September 13, the Blue Monday sessions roared back to life with a bang, a bop and a bit of Basie. Four outstanding jazzers hooked up to cut loose for the latest chapter in this...

CD Review: KunaTones, Between Past and Future

The Hungarian jazz fusion band KunaTones have been taking the Hungarian music scene by storm for quite some time, previously under the name the Fourtissimo Jazz Orchestra. They...

Gig Review: Fay Claassen & David Linx – Familiar voices, fresh ideas

Fay Claassen and David Linx joined forces with the WDR Big Band for a concert full of twists and turns on Friday, September 10. As two of Europe’s most celebrated vocalists,...

Makaya McCravan Channels the Late Gil Scott-Heron

The young drummer Makaya McCraven has been working up blistering jazz grooves with a poignant message on his latest recording. Born in Paris, France, but established now as the...

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Out Now - Jazz In Europe Magazine - Summer 2020 Edition Featuring: Kurt Elling, Steve Swallow, Ambrose Akinmusire, Christian Sands and more.....

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Summer 2020 Edition

Jazz In Europe magazine is a full-colour glossy publication. Produced quarterly, the magazine features interviews with European and International jazz musicians as well as interesting articles related to the world of jazz.

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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 directly from his biography Ambrose “… aspires to create richly textured emotional landscapes that tell the...

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...

Sharon Matishoff, Jazz and Art

Based in Frankfort, Kentucky, Sharon Matisoff is an award-winning representational artist who paints in the...

Steve Swallow, A little outside the ordinary.

Sometimes meeting our heroes can be dangerous. When I first started my career in professional football, I was a...

Christian Sands, The art of being water.

It’s all about ears, according to pianist Christian Sands. Of course, we know that: you can’t appreciate music...

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Christian Sands, Be Water
Now Available on Mack Avenue Records

Christian Sands’ third recording for Mack Avenue Music Group captures and establishes him as a forceful leader in composition and conceptual vision. With Be Water, the music is akin to the element which has no form of its own, taking on the structure of whatever musical composition and performance in which it finds itself and is a universal necessity. For this recording, Sands has reunited with bassist Yasushi Nakamura and saxophonist Marcus Strickland, and is joined by trumpeter Sean Jones, trombonist Steve Davis, guitarist Marvin Sewell, and drummer Clarence Penn.

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‘Red Flags & High Heels’ ~ New album review

The authentic enquiring personality of Fiona Ross seems to function on copious cups of hot tea and the companionship of her cat affectionately named ‘Kitten’. A personality...

Gig Review: Jazz gems hidden in Hilden

On September 13, the Blue Monday sessions roared back to life with a bang, a bop and a bit of Basie. Four outstanding jazzers hooked up to cut loose for the latest chapter in this...

First-ever Italian Jazz Gala celebrates international friendship through music

Although progress is rocky and uncertain, the world seems to be opening up again slowly. International travel is still complicated, but that never stopped Polish saxophonist and...

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...

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE - BAD BOYS OF JAZZ
New Album Now Available

2020 sees Hypnotic Brass Ensemble celebrating twenty years together not only as a band, but a Band of Brothers and they are marking this anniversary with the launch of their sixth studio album Bad Boys of Jazz , which sees them seamlessly weave funk, dub, hip-hop and soul into their own irrepressible take on jazz.

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