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Christain McBride revisits the Civil Rights Movement

Marshalling his ever-sharpening skills as a composer, arranger, conductor, musician and lyricist, Christian McBride has created a historically and culturally illuminating...

BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA International Composition Contest – Jan 12, 2020

This month –  January 2020, Brussels Jazz Orchestra will hold its eighth International Composition Contest. One of the most important international competitions for jazz...

An Interview with Kenny Polson – Jazz saxophonist +

Kenney Polson is a Jazz saxophonist,  accomplished composer and educator. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he has lived and performed in over 50 countries. Known widely as a...

Jazz Etymologies

Editor’s note: Recently,  renown jazz historian, educator, and author of “The History of European Jazz“, Francesco Martinelli published an interesting article...

New York Guitarist Vic Juris Dies Age 66.

Yesterday the sad news reached us about the passing of guitarist Vic Juris. The announcement was made public via Juris’a Facebook page by a friend and fellow guitarist Dave...

CD Review – Gerald Cleaver: Live at Firehouse 12

Gerald Cleaver is definitely one of the most versatile and eclectic drummers on the modern jazz scene. His respect for dynamics and melody makes him very expressive and perfectly...

Happy New Year 2020 from Nigel J @ JazzInEurope com

All the editorial team – Pia, Els, Andrew and myself wish You a Happy New Year 2020. A Big Thank You to all our writers for their passion, ongoing support and belief in what...

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CD Review: The Beast in the Blueprint

‘It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating, they have to be about change’ Miles Davis Led by the formidable talent that is Jemma...

CD Review – Gerald Cleaver: Live at Firehouse 12

Gerald Cleaver is definitely one of the most versatile and eclectic drummers on the modern jazz scene. His respect for dynamics and melody makes him very expressive and perfectly...

Sonia Pinto, Why try to change me now | CD Review

I recently received the new album from Portuguese vocalist Sonia Pinto and what a surprise it is. I receive many CD’s for review however rarely does one grab your...

Jazz In Europe Magazine - Autumn 2019 Edition Featuring: Michael Janisch, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Binker Golding and more.....

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Michael Janisch, Worlds Collide.

Bassist Michael Janisch is one of those unstoppable musicians that seems to thrive on having his fingers firmly planted in a multitude of pies. As a U.S. expat living in London, Michael has built a Trans-Atlantic career as a...

Christian McBride speaks with Darrell Craig Harris.

As a fellow bass player, it was my pleasure to have the opportunity to chat with Christian McBride, an artist I deeply...

Binker Golding, A true Artist at Heart

When I was first asked to write a feature on saxophonist Binker Golding, I literally jumped at the chance. I have total...

Chris Potter, From Circuits to Good Hope.

Born in Chicago; Chris Potter has emerged as one of the leading jazz saxophonists to date. After moving to New York to...

Zev Feldman, Label Feature, Resonance Records

Since its foundation in 2008, award-winning Los Angeles based label Resonance Records has carved out a stellar...

Nat King Cole, Will Friedwald speaks about his legacy.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nat King Cole, easily one of America’s most iconic African...

Photo Feature, Chris Drukker.

For this edition’s Behind the Lens feature, we cross the pond to meet New Jersey based photographer and graphic...

Diggers Factory, A New Take on Vinyl.

Recently, I was made aware of the Diggers Factory, an innovative French company offering a solution to Indie artists...

Lori Williams, The vision, power and hope.

Lori Williams is an American vocal artist, educator, songwriter, producer and quite simply, a force to be reckoned...

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Buddy Rich, Just In Time – The Final Recording

A previously unreleased treasure. This release marks the last-ever recording of American drumming legend, Buddy Rich. Titled ‘Just In Time: The Final Recording’ the album was...

Rez Abbasi & Isabelle Olivier | Oasis

Oasis, the new duo recording from the award-winning guitarist Rez Abbasi and the captivating French harpist Isabelle Olivier was released in Europe on 15 November and today via...