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Sundays lunchtime gigs at Ronnie Scott’s – Blakey’s Boys

Sundays lunchtime gigs at Ronnie Scott’s can take different mutations. The most recent one courtesy of Blakey’s Boys was a fantastic rendition of hard bop, a great line-up and...

2019 Grammy winners in the category “Jazz”

Last night the 61st Grammy awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In the category “Jazz” the big winner was John Daversa taking the award for both Best...

Kurt Elling’s Big Band – March 1-2 / Rose Theater

Grammy® winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling brings his world premiere performance of The Big Blind, a radio-style musical drama to Rose Theater on March 1st and 2nd. Co-written by...

How Did They Do That? The Extraordinary Story of Tomorrow’s Warriors.

How Did They Do That? The Extraordinary Story of Tomorrow’s Warriors, by Peter Jones The UK is currently enjoying one of its periodic love affairs with jazz. Even the mainstream...

The Oscar Peterson Story by Scott Thompson

Born in Montreal, Canada in 1945 to parents from the West Indies, Oscar Peterson became one of the most renowned pianists in jazz history. On February 22-23 in The Appel Room at...

Reggie Washington remembers Roy Hargrove

It came as a huge shock to the world of jazz when the news broke of the passing of trumpeter Roy Hargrove last November. I recall the day after Roy died speaking with Reggie...

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CD Review | Fred Hersch, Trio 97 @ the Village Vanguard

To say there has been a lot going on for pianist Fred Hersch during the last year or so would be an understatement. After a highly successful 2017/18 season, earlier this month...

CD Review | Ronnie Cuber, Live at Montmartre

When one thinks of jazz in the Danish capital it’s difficult not to include the name of the iconic venue Jazzhus Montmartre. Throughout history, the venue has played host to...

CD Review: ‘Room of Silence’ by Chris Gall

Editors note: Chris Gall is a well known Munich based pianist who justifiable has a great reputation both in the jazz community and beyond. Chris naturally migrates across...

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  • Paul Jost Quartet – Caravan Live at the Blue Note.

    Jazz vocalist Paul Jost has been making waves lately on the New York scene performing at many of the cities best known venues. Known as a consummate storyteller, Paul is highly regarded for...

  • Bob James Trio | Bulgogi (Live)

    As a regular reader of Jazz In Europe, it would not have gone unnoticed that we’ve recently been speaking a great deal about the new album from Bob James “Espresso”. Bob released...

  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet share new video for ‘Roma’

    Bassist, composer and a leading figure of the 21st century Polish jazz movement, Wojtek Mazolewski has long been a front runner in the evolution of modern jazz. Heading up outfits such as...

  • Kenny Barron | Live at the Village Vanguard

    As a NEA Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. Considered an institution among...

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Big Band der Deutsche Oper Berlin | A Soulful journey

Recently the Big Band Der Deutsche Oper Berlin released their third album “Soul Journey” on the German label Mons Records. Recorded live in February this year the album documents a large project paying tribute to the...

Featured Interview Josephine Davies

Saxophonist Josephine Davies has built quite a reputation in the UK capital since moving there from her native Shetland...

Featured Artist Interview with Konstantin Reinfeld.

Recently Konstantin Reinfeld and Christoph Spangenberg released a Duo Album under the name REINBERG paying homage to...

The Yellowjackets, An Interview with Russell Ferrante.

No one could deny that the Yellowjackets have been a creative force in the jazz world since their formation in 1981....

Interview | Bob James, Espresso and more.

August the 31st will see the release of Bob James new solo album titled “Espresso” on the Evosound label....

New Releases Recommended New Albums

Fred Hersch | Trio 97

For jazz fans in 2018, it might be difficult to imagine a time when pianist/composer Fred Hersch was not intimately associated with the Village Vanguard. For more than two decades...

Ivan Paduart & Patrick Deltenre | Hand in Hand

Ivan Paduart and Patrick Deltenre have known each other for three decades. They met for the first time in 1988, playing together in the fusion quintet Aftertouch, with whom they...

Reggie Washington | Vintage New Acoustic

It’s been a lime time wish of Bassist Reggie Washington’s to lead a project he would play mostly acoustic bass. Following on from the release of his new tribute to Jef...

Big Band der Deutschen Oper Berlin | A Soul Journey

Some projects can seem like haut cuisine recipes: the long list of ingredients alone can have chefs quaking in their boots. But then again, the mere thought of the delights to...

E.J. Strickland | Warriors For Peace

“Warriors For Peace” is an album with featuring 11 original compositions by E.J. Strickland which reflects the peaceful and persistent intensity with which battles...

Gisela Berndt & Band | Nach Norden

“Come on, I’ll paint our colours for you on the wide walls of the house …” That’s a line from a song by Gisela Berndt, and that’s exactly what happens when this...

Josephine Davies & Satori | In the Corners of Clouds

Saxophonist and composer Josephine Davies is engaged in a continually evolving, creative musical expedition with near-chordless trio project Satori; and for this second recorded...

Aaron Parks | Little Big

Aaron Parks created a stir with his debut in 2008,  Invisible Cinema, and Ropadope Records are thrilled to announce the natural successor to that album. Aaron Parks Little...