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Samba Meets Jazz Workshops return to Europe.

The Samba Meets Jazz Workshops, directed by Brazilian-born, multi-Grammy Nominee Nilson Matta (bassist for, Trio da Paz and Luis Bonfa) will be returning to Europe this April for...

CD Review: Julie Campiche Quartet, You Matter

Julie Campiche and her quartet have returned to the experimental jazz scene with the release of their sophomore album You Matter, which came out 4th November 2022 after several...

Featured Gig: Romarna Campbell at Jazz Cafe Posk

Women in Jazz Media and Tomorrow’s Warriors present Romarna Campbell at Jazz Cafe Posk, London February 3rd 2023. Romarna’s musical storytelling begins with the drums....

Behind The Pen: A Writer’s Journey with Sandra Booker

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...

Jazz Master Tracks bring back the play along album with a twist.

Every jazz musician over the age of 50 will likely remember Jamey Aebersold’s play along LP’s and for those that don’t, these were a series of LP’s...

New Release: Edgar van Asselt, The Gentle Insult

Dutch composer, producer and keyboard player Edgar van Asselt released his latest album “The Gentle Insult” last Friday. Featuring Jeroen Vierdag on bass and Jorge...

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EDGAR VAN ASSELT, THE GENTLE INSULT.
New Album Now Available

The Gentle Insult, is the latest release from Dutch composer, producer and keyboard player Edgar van Asselt. Featuring Jeroen Vierdag on bass and Jorge Rossy on drums and vibes, the album is now available on CD and LP (Via Bandcamp) and all of the major streaming and download platforms.

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Featured Interviews Selected Articles and Features.

Tracye Eileen – Hitting the Spot

Recently we featured the new album by Chicago based vocalist Tracye Eileen titled “You Hit The Spot” on our new release Spotify playlist and the tracks we featured proved highly popular amongst our listeners. A month...

Interview: Franziska Loos, talking about our generation

German vocalist, Franziska Loos released her debut album “Generation Anything” earlier this year on the...

Interview: Guido May, it’s about the flow!

On the 14th of October this year German based drummer Guido May released his first album as a leader titled...

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...

Interview: Matthias Schwengler speaks about Soulcrane and more.

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

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SAMBA MEETS JAZZ - WORKSHOPS
Ghent, Belgium, April 17 to 21, 2023

The Samba Meets Jazz Workshops, directed by Brazilian-born, multi-Grammy Nominee Nilson Matta (bassist for, Trio da Paz and Luis Bonfa) will be returning to Europe this April for the first time after the pandemic. Following the success of previous years workshops in Europe. The coming workshops will take place in the Belgium city of Ghent from April 17 to 21 at Paulushuis and once again will be under the direction of bassist Nilson Matta.

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CD Review: Billy Drummond, Valse Sinistre

Earlier this summer, New York based drummer Billy Drummond released his latest album as a leader on Cellar Music, it’s the first since this 1996 “Cult Hit” Dubai...

CD Review: Oldřich Janota, Vzpomínáš, Méďo?

Oldřich Janota is a Czech folk-rock songwriter, singer and guitarist who has been a vital presence for the experimental rock and alternative folk scene for over four decades, so...

CD Review: Gilles Peterson & Lionel Loueke, HH Reimagined

New York City-based, West African guitarist Lionel Loueke is a Blue Note artist, which certainly helped to get the legendary pianist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist Wayne Shorter...

New Releases Recommended New Albums

Kaisers New World, Nighttrain

“Nighttrain” is the latest project from German based guitarist Frank Kaiser. Having led many projects over his long career, this new project under the apt title “Kaisers New...

Edgar van Asselt, The Gentle Insult.

Dutch composer, producer and keyboard player Edgar van Asselt released his latest album “The Gentle Insult” last Friday. Featuring Jeroen Vierdag on bass and Jorge Rossy on...

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...

MATTHIÄS SCHWENGLER - SOULCRANE & STRINGS
New Album Now Available

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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