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Brazilian vocalist Carla Hassett at long-last embraces Bossa Nova.

When Burl Audio invited singer-songwriter Carla Hassett to record the 1961 bossa nova tune, “Adriana” (by Roberto Menescal) at the iconic EastWest Studios in Los Angeles, she...

Benny Golson, Deserving of a Little Chapter in the History of Jazz

The history of jazz tends to get condensed into one or two dozen names, but so many more made outstanding contributions yet they are more-or-less unknown to the wider public....

Giuseppe Millaci & Vogue Trio launch new tour at the Baku jazz festival

Italian Bassist and composer Giuseppe Millaci will release his second CD as a leader in November. The album titled “The Endless Way” follows his 2017 debut...

The Fred Hersch Tours Europe in support of New Boxed Set.

The Fred Hersch Trio featuring pianist and composer Hersch, bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson, celebrates a decade of making music together with the upcoming October...

New Jazz Focus Podcast – New Album Comments – EP.02

New Jazz Focus Podcast – New Album Comments… Show Notes: Introduction: Welcome to the New Jazz Focus Podcast Show. Firstly, I really appreciate all the physical...

Beverley Beirne hits the road on her JJWTHF UK Tour.

Beverley Beirne and her quintet headline at the Marsden Jazz Festival in 2019.  Performing on Saturday evening at 7.30 pm (12th October) at Marsden’s Parochial Hall. The...

Breda’s Beaux Jazz hosts Sound of Europe festival.

Boarder less music from top European musicians comes together at the Sound of Europe festival in Breda in the Netherlands on 11 & 12 October. After a successful first edition...

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Gig Review, Arik Strauss Trio live at the Loci Loft.

Recently I had the pleasure to travel to Berlin and enjoy the final days of summer in the German capital. This time around I decided to pass on my “Go To” jazz venues...

Melaine Bong – CD Review – Gypsy Fire

Melaine Bong was born in Munich as the daughter of a baltic-prussian painter and a sinto (gypsy) singer-musician.  As a young child, Melaine would create her own short...

Alex Hitchcock – EP preview – “Outside In”

Due out on 22nd November as a self-released EP with a stellar line-up, Alex Hitchcock’s “Outside In” should have been a full length album and not just a 4-track EP, but...

Jazz In Europe Magazine - Summer 2019 Edition Featuring: Joey DeFrancesco, Michel Camilo, Joe Locke, The Gil Evans Orchestra and more.....

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Joey DeFrancesco, In The Key Of The Universe

Recently organist Joey DeFrancesco released his latest album on Mack Avenue titled “In The Key Of The Universe”. With this album, Joey takes a spiritual approach to the music building on the direction that first began to...

The Essence of Michel Camilo

Michel Camilo’s awards fill a whole page on his website. He has won four Grammys and been nominated for a further...

Empirical, the knack for pushing boundaries

With the UK political world fully paralysed by Brexit, the opposite can be said for the UK jazz scene. It seems not...

Joe Locke, Behind the Subtle Disguise.

Vibraphonist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the leading voices on his instrument. Born in California and...

The Gil Evans Orchestra, The Legacy Continues.

Early in January 1949, the first of three sessions took place that would eventually result in one of the most seminal...

Gregor Lisser speaks about his Double Quartet

Earlier this year a CD arrived on my desk from Swiss percussionist Gregor Lisser. Immediately what caught my attention...

Photo Feature: The World Jazz Photo Competition

Among the most iconic photographs of the 20th century capturing both the essence of the modern era and the rise of jazz...

Kenny Garrett Interview

Kenny Garrett is a Grammy award-winning saxophonist originally from Detroit Michigan who started his career at the...

Adi Becker speaks about his new album Babbelou

German trombonist Adi Becker has been intricately involved in both the German and international jazz scene as a...

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