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Interview with Salvador Sobral: New Album & Jazz Thoughts
Interviewer Marta Ramon  Feature photo © Sergio Lacedonia Salvador...
Maria Schneider add’s another award to her tally
Editors note: Maria Schneider continues to add awards to...
Ghent Jazz Festival: Successful mix of Jazz and Pop
Ghent Jazz Festival 2018 attracted 32,000 visitors, and it...
Raised on Jazz – inheriting music as a tool for survival
Editors note: Miriam Gould is the daughter of the...
NEA Announces Newest Recipients of the USA’s Highest Honor in Jazz.
Each year, the United States National Endowment for the...
Love Supreme 2018 – Sun, décolletage and plenty of music!
This year the Love Supreme Festival was a rather...
Ghost Town video from Beverley Beirne’s album Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun
The Specials original pop song from 1981 – ‘Ghost...
Bob James to release new solo album
August 31 will see the release of the new...
Barrett Martin Interview by Fiona Ross
The drummer, percussion, composer, ethnomusicologist Barrett Martin has played...
Gig Review: Keyon Harrold, jazz trumpeter par excellence play’s Ronnie Scott’s
The heart and soul of Keyon Harrold, jazz trumpeter...
Interview: Paul Hanson one of the world’s best-known jazz bassoonists
Paul Hanson is one of the world’s best-known jazz...
Allan Harris brings his tribute to Eddie Jefferson to Europe
Later this month New York based vocalist Allan Harris...
The Zurich Jazz Orchestra, An interview with Steffen Schorn
Formed in 1995 the Zurich Jazz Orchestra has rightly...
CD Review | John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
Last Friday saw the release of “a lost” studio...
Christian Sands | Reach Further Tour
New York based pianist Christian Sands can be seen...
Interview with North Sea Jazz Festival Director – Jan Willem Luyken.
The North Sea Jazz Festival is one of those...
Interview with Jan Sturiale: Roadmaps + European Tour
Italian guitarist Jan Sturiale embarks on a European tour...
CD Review | Zurich Jazz Orchestra, “Three Pictures”
For lovers of big band music Europe is a...
Grandmaster Brad Mehldau one star attraction at Gent Jazz Festival 2018
The concert of the Brad Mehldau Trio at Gent...
Introducing the Jazz In Europe Print Magazine.
In an increasingly digital-first world, we are proud to...
22 Jazz Festival Palau de la Música de València, Spain
If you are planning to visit Valencia this summer,...
Amsterdam-based jazz-funk band Tristan return to the UK
Amsterdam-based jazz-funk band Tristan return to the UK in...
Stanley Clarke brings “The Message” to Europe
45 years after his album debut, four-time Grammy® Award-winning...
CD Review | Beverley Beirne, Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun
Jazz artists have always covered the popular tunes of...
Keyon Harrold, Trumpeter for the celebrated Miles Davis biopic, visits U.K.
Keyon Harrold is one of America’s biggest new jazz...
Carnegie Hall’s New Youth Jazz Orchestra – Debuts in Europe.
This summer, Carnegie Hall’s new National Youth Jazz Orchestra...
Hailey Tuck interview by Fiona Ross
American singer Hailey Tucks story sounds like something that...
Interview with Christos Rafalides
Born in Kozani, Greece, Christos Rafalides can’t remember a...
“ON MY WAY TO YOU” Geoffrey Keezer, return’s to the Piano Trio.
Geoffrey Keezer Returns to Piano Trio with “On My...
Nicola Conte & his Spiritual Galaxy – a mesmeric show!
A solo intro by Logan Richardson opened the first...
Dizzy’s Summer – Beauty and the Beat!
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola has another exciting summer schedule and...
Buster Williams Marks a new chapter with Audacity.
Audacity. It’s a word that seems ideally suited to...
Upcoming release – Erroll Garner – NightConcert
There are certain musical artists who have transcended genre...
Frank Koulen – Founder of the Jazz Club Porgy and Bess
The life of Frank Koulen may well serve as...
The Day Miles Died by Scott H. Thompson.
Editors note: Scott and I regularly  connect and he’s...
Featured Gig | Laurent De Wilde Trio at Moods in Zurich
On the 5th of June French pianist Laurent De...
European Jazz festival’s – 2018 Round Up, part 1
It’s that time of year, summer is on the...
Binker & Moses release new album “Alive In The East?”
Following the release of ‘Journey To The Mountain Of...
Alan Braufman & the 1970′s New York Underground
June 29 will see the re-release of Alan Braufman’s...
Marcus Miller releases new album ahead of European Tour.
Three years since the release of his last album,...
Grace Jones at Colours of Ostrava Festival
Featured Image by Andrea Klarin “Jazz” is how Grace...
Gil Evans Birthday Celebration | 60 Years Porgy & Bess
This year marks 60 years since Gill Evans and...
Wild Card “Life Stories” CD Review by Erminia Yardley
Rating:  If anyone has not come across Wild Card’s...
Manuel Valera reaches for the star’s with new CD “The Planets”
Pianist Manuel Valera releases his new CD “The Planets”...
Artist Manager Maria Avgoulis Interviewed by Fiona Ross
Where are all the women in Jazz? They’re here,...
Kekko Fornarelli “Abaton” CD Review by Erminia Yardley
Uniquely creative jazz. One of the recent albums received...
Kyle Eastwood Interviewed by Fiona Ross
On May 19th, Kyle Eastwood, bassist, composer and band...
Sophisticated Giant | The long awaited biography of Dexter Gordon
It’s been a long time coming however the biography...
Beverley Beirne, Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun | Interview.
Today sees the release of British vocalist Beverley Beirne’s...
Collective-X “Love and Protest” CD Review by Erminia Yardley
“When we are dehumanised, we must fight to maintain...
Kamasi Washington – Euro Tour in Progress – Man with a Message!
There have been instances when jazz artists have crossed...
Featured Gig | Reggie Washington, Live at the Sunset Jazz Club Paris.
American expat bassist Reggie Washington will premiere a new...
An Interview with French Pianist Laurent De Wilde
To say French Pianist Laurent de Wilde is a...
The Feline Touch – Nubya Garcia at Ronnie Scott’s
Softly, just like a cat, Nubya Garcia stepped on...
Gibson Guitars files for Bankruptcy
On Tuesday this week the iconic instrument maker Gibson...
The Donny McCaslin Group: Going “Beyond Now”+May Euro Dates
Donny McCaslin began touring his recording “Beyond Now” (on...
Fred Hersch to release new album “Live In Europe”
Pianist/composer Fred Hersch released his new trio recording titled...
The Brad Mehldau Trio. New Kinda Cool Jazz+May Euro Tour
The Brad Mehldau Trio is touring Europe with a...
Featured Gig | Mike Clark meets Reggie Washington & Rick Margitza
In the drum world Mike Clark has almost cult...
International Jazz Day April 30, 2018
Today is International Jazz Day 2018  with events in...
Featured Gig | Hadar Noiberg, Sunset Jazz Club, Paris
This week saw the release of New York based...
Gig Review | Pat Martino Trio at Ronnie Scott’s
The truest gentleman of the jazz guitar. When I...
CD Review | Larry Goldings – Peter Bernstein – Bill Stewart, Toy Tunes
The jazz world has seen many great organ trios...
Edition Records, 10 Years old and going strong | Interview with Dave Stapleton
Today Marks the 10 anniversary of Edition Records. Founded...
An Interview with the Hazelrigg Brothers.
Recently a good friend tipped me on a great...
Luminaries Chick Corea, Herlin Riley, & Helen Sung celebrate Monk in NYC.
Earlier this month, the Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrated...
Pat Metheny to recieve Jazz FM’s Gold Award
The winner of the PRS for Music Gold Award...
Kenny Barron to release his Blue Note Debut album.
In May this year Pianist Kenny Barron will release...
Aubrey Logan – Super tones, cartwheels and some fun, too.
I have to confess I was not aware of...
Prince of Drums – Jojo Mayer/Nerve – Euro Tour.
“Reverse-engineering” is the term drummer Jojo Mayer uses to...
Featured Gig | Arik Strauss Trio, Club der polnischen Versager
Pianist Composer Arik Strauss will present new music from...
Terence Blanchard To Release Live Album Featuring The E-Collective.
Five-time Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard has been a consistent...
Shake Stew | Rise and Rise Again
SHAKE STEW is Austria‘s jazz band of the hour....
Interview: Pablo Ziegler, Jazz Tango and more.
Argentine composer, pianist, arranger Pablo Ziegler is currently the...
Featured Gig | Joe Locke and guests at Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club.
Starting on the 26th of April Vibraphonist Joe Locke...
Jason Miles, Observations from the road part 2
Earlier this week we published part one of Jason...
Young pianist’s journey takes him to a four-night run
Twenty-year-old Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie launches his trio’s debut...
Latin Grammy nominated Snow Owl talks with Fiona Ross
Snow Owl (Juan Garcia-Herreros) is a Latin Grammy nominated,...
Love Supreme At The Roundhouse | 3 Weeks To Go
Mr Jukes, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Moon...
Interview with Mike Clark, The ultimate “Groove Meister”
At the age of 71 you would expect to...
Jason Miles | Observations on the Road in Europe, part 1.
Jason Miles recently toured Europe playing in many of...
Dame Cleo Laine & George Benson To Be Honoured…
Countdown is on to 2018 Jazz FM Awards with...
Julian Siegel Quartet – “Vista” Interview
“Vista” is not just a special album in that...
Shatner’s Bassoon – ‘Disco Erosion’ CD review by Sammy Stein
Shatner’s Bassoon are Leeds based and were formed in...
BIMHUIS – Brazilian Music Series: 60 years of bossa nova!
Brazilian Music Series celebrates 60 years of bossa nova!...
An interview with the Artvark Saxophone Quartet.
The Netherlands based Artvark Saxophone Quartet is one ensemble...
Love Supreme Jazz Festival announces additions to the line-up
Today the management of the Love Supreme Jazz Festival...
Gregory Porter’s European Jazz tour continues to the end of May 2018
Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter is touring his newest album...
Martin Luther King at the Berlin Jazz Fest in 1964
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination...
Steve Gadd Band review – LIVE at Ronnie Scott’s
After having had the honour and pleasure of interviewing...
Focus on the Cully Jazz Festival – April 13 to 21, 2018
April 13th to the 21st will see the kick...
An Interview with E.J. Strickland | On Tour in Europe
New York based drummer E.J. Strickland belongs to the...
Ulysses Owens Jr. takes Swing Collective to Jazz at Lincoln Center
Representing five different countries of origin, the Swing Collective...
Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet tours Europe in early April
Tomasz Stanko is a singular trumpeter and veteran on...
Terri Lyne Carrington talks about Women in Jazz to Fiona Ross.
Terri Lynne Carrington is a Grammy award winning drummer,...
CD Review | The Hazelrigg Brothers “Songs We Like”
Every now and then something surprising pops into your...
E.J. Strickland Tours new Quintet through Europe
The month of April will see New York based...
Lisa Simone is Interviewed by Paola Vera for JazzInEurope
Lisa Simone is a singer, composer, Grammy award nominee,...
Brussels Jazz Orchestra & Tutu Puoane have a dream!
Fifty years after the murder of Martin Luther King...
Featured Gig | Fiona Ross, The Pheasantry (Chelsea)
Vocalist Fiona Ross will play at the Pheasantry (Chelsea)...
39th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by...
Featured Gig | Tony Kofi at the 606 Jazz Club, London
Tony Kofi will perform at London’s 606 Jazz Club...
Laurens Patzlaff Concert review by Sammy Stein in Quito, Ecuador
  Last night at La Casa de la Musica...
Featured Gig | Jeremy Pelt Quintet at Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen
New York based musician Jeremy Pelt is a forerunner...
Gateshead International Jazz Festival goes Dutch and interactive…
Gateshead International Jazz Festival is set to go Dutch...
Major Boost for Jazz in the South – UK
Turner Sims Southampton secures £315,755 in Arts Council England...
CD Review | The Arúan Ortiz Trio, Live in Zurich
My first taste of Aruán Ortiz was his Hidden...
Steve Gadd talks with our senior writer Fiona Ross.
“Well, you have to give everything’ Steve Gadd Very...
Tom Ibarra Interview – new CD ‘Sparkling’ + Upcoming in 2018
Tom Ibarra continues to enrich his musicality with the...
Doug Hammond – A Detroit Jazz Legend with New Roots in Europe
Doug Hammond is an extraordinary jazz musician, composer, poet...
Featured Gig | Artvark Saxophone Quartet, Bimhuis Amsterdam
Artvark is not just another saxophone quartet. Discarding the...
Gig Review |Courtney Pine & Omar live @ Ronnie Scott’s
    Technically perfect and creatively… just brilliant! So...
Ashley Henry & the Re:ensemble – Easter EP
One word: a brilliant little package of wonders. South...
Joey Alexander To Release Eclipse, His 4th & Most Personal Album To Date.
Too often, talented young artists succumb to believing so...
Petros Klampanis releases third video in his Rooftop Stories project.
Bassist/Composer Petros Klampanis add’s another video to his Rooftop...
Billy Branch Headlines at Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival
The first artist for its Saturday evening’s line-up of...
Jo Harrop pays tribute to Peggy Lee
Jo Harrop pays tribute to Peggy Lee at the...
Lee Konitz on tour in Europe.
At age 90 Lee Konitz is truly a living...
‘Spin Cycle’ – CD Review by Sammy Stein
Spin Cycle were founded in 2014 by drummer Scott...
The Manhattan Transfer Co-founder Erin Dickins -’Vignettes’ CD review
Erin Dickins is a New York based jazz singer...
Hadar Noiberg talks about Open Fields, Chano Dominguez and More.
Israëli ex-pat Hadar Noiberg has established herself not only...
50 years of jazz history, MPS celebrates a half-century milestone.
Diversity, courage and quality: those are the trademarks with...
Lost Miles Davis recording to be released on Vinyl.
International Record Store day has become one of the...
Darwish ‘Reclamation’ CD Review by Erminia Yardley
“Reclamation” with its 17 tracks melodies, nu jazz, world...
They Died Before 40 – The music kept them alive…and killed them!
Which jazz musician’s funeral attracted 10,000 mourners and an...
Pericopes +1 ‘Legacy’ CD Review by Erminia Yardley
Auand Records, the Southern Italian independent label (based in...
CD Review | Fabio Marziali NY Quintet,| Windows and Light
Fabio Marziali is an Italian Alto Sax player currently...
Wallace Roney Quintet – European concert dates.
Trumpeter Wallace Roney returns to Europe later this month...
Tower Records founder dies drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars.
The Sacramento Bee reported that Russ Solomon, the guiding...
Chano Dominguez & Hadar Noiberg launch Duo project in Austria, Switzerland & Germany.
Spanish pianist, Chano Dominguez teams up with Israeli Flutist...
Eric Ineke – ‘Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter’ – CD review by Peter Beije
Last year was very special for drummer Eric Ineke,...
Dave K. Mathews – The Fantasy Vocal Sessions Vol. 1 – CD Review by Fiona Ross
David K Mathews worked as Etta James’ pianist for...
David K. Mathews Interviewed by Fiona Ross
Editor’s note: Read Fiona Ross’s Interview with the acclaimed...
Zhenya Strigalev releases new album Blues For Maggie
Alto saxophonist and composer Zhenya Strigalev’s fourth album for...
Reid Miles, The Guy Who Designed Blue Note.
There is no doubt that the cover art produced...
Jan Sturiale – ‘ROADMAPS’ CD review by Sammy Stein
Guitar player Jan Sturiale is an independent musician, composer...
Nominees for the 2018 JazzFM awards announced.
Yesterday, the nominees for the 2018 JazzFM awards were...
CD Review | Jeff Hamilton Trio, “Live from San Pedro”
Last week saw the release of the Jeff Hamilton...
Interview with Rachel Gould – Recorded with many Great’s including Chet Baker…
Editor’s note: Rachel Gould is one of those real...
This Week on Qwest TV.
Recently launched Jazz video streaming platform Qwest TV has...
Carmela Rappazzo – ‘Howlin’ At The Moon’ – CD review by Sammy Stein
Carmela Rappazzo is a born story teller. She also...
Who Killed Jaco Pastorius?
Back in April 1988, Pat Jordan published an article...
Ola Onabule – Pizza Express London gig review by Fiona Ross
Editor’s note: Recently returning from a packed out performance...
Featured Gig | John Etheridge at the 606 Club, London.
John Etheridge is an iconic figure on the UK...
Mark Murphy: This is Hip, a biography by Peter Jones.
Guest Post by Peter Jones. When it comes to...
Robert Glasper and Mos Def Perform Exclusive London Show.
On Thursday 8th March 2018, London’s Troxy will play...
CD Review | Evan Harris, Skylines
Originally from Sydney Australia and currently based in New...
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra play Prokofiev & Saint-Saëns
This month, virtuoso pianist Makoto Ozone and leading Scots...
Nigel Kennedy – The unparalleled jazz virtuoso
Violin virtuoso and composer Nigel Kennedy played George Gershwin...
Quincy Jones protégé Andreas Varady releases new album The Quest.
Resonance Records has just announced the release of The...
Postmodern Jukebox To Tour UK In Support Of New Album
Postmodern Jukebox have garnered almost 1 billion YouTube views.The...
Chris Potters Underground on Tour in Europe.
Starting on the 26th of February Chris Potter will...
Al Di Meola tours new album in Europe.
Guitarist Al Di Meola will release his new album...
Cheltenham Jazz Festival Reveals Star Names For 2018.
Last month we announced a number of highlights that...
Scott LaFaro, how one man redefined the piano trio.
As a bass player, when asked who my influences...
100 Years Ago this week, Jazz Broke Loose In Europe
NANTES, FRANCE:  A hundred years ago in World War...
Blue Engine Records announce Wynton Marsalis Septet’s “United We Swing”
Last week Blue Engine Records announced the coming release...
Jason Miles returns to Europe with the new “Kind Of New”
On Feb 25 the Blue Note jazz club in...
Featured Gig | Walter Smith III “TWIO” at the 606 in London.
Presented in association with UK contemporary jazz label Whirlwind...
Op-Ed – Social Media and the impact on Creativity in the Music Industry
Editors note: Social Media now plays a vital role...
Joost Lijbaart brings “Under the Surface” to Scotland
Under the Surface, the group led by Amsterdam-based drummer...
Orphy Robinson All Stars presents: The music of Bobby Hutcherson
31st January  – Ronnie Scott’s – London.  One word:...
Stan Tracey’s ReSteamed Records catalogue now available on digital platforms.
Proper Music Distribution and ReSteamed Records announced today that...
Reggie Washington tours “Rainbow Shadow” in Europe.
In December 2017, bassist Reggie Washington released his latest...
Edinburgh churches get into the swing
Churches are hosting a mini-wave of new jazz sessions...
Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra on tour in Europe.
When it comes to Big Band music it’s long...
Simon Lasky | About the Moment – CD Review
UK based pianist/ composer, Simon Lasky recently released his...
Frank van Berkel appointed programmer at Amsterdam’s BIMHUIS.
As of 1 January 2018, Frank van Berkel is...
Mats Gustafsson Trio Fire! – CD ‘The Hands’ Reviewed by Sammy Stein
On 26th January Rune Grammofon unleashed (and I do...
Interview with Jason Miles | Kind of New and more Part 2.
Welcome to part two of our interview with Jason...
North Sea Jazz announces International Line-up.
With the 2018 Festival Season fast approaching we are...
$tateside Records presents Nina Simone’s Colpix singles.
On February 23rd 2018, $tateside Records will release a...
Major increase in Songwriter Royalties on streaming platforms.
Following a landmark ruling the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board...
Op-Ed: The Cold War and the Re-Politicization of Jazz.
Just before Christmas Chris Brubeck (Son of Dave Brubeck)...
Kathleen Potton – ‘Nero’ – CD Review by Fiona Ross
Australian born singer/songwriter’s Kathleen Potton’s debut album Nero, explores...
Cécile McLorin Salvant, Christian McBride among winners at Grammy’s
Last night saw the presentation at Madison Square Garden...
Op-Ed: Sammy Stein on Women in Jazz.
Editors note: Sammy Stein offers her opinion on the...
Interview with Jason Miles | Kind of New & more, Part 1.
Jason Miles is an artist that has often been...
Sheila Jordan Receives 2018 Bistro Award.
Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan will be honored...
Laurent De Wilde | New Monk Trio – CD Review
The New Monk Trio album sees a return to...
Earth, Wind & Fire Confirmed For Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2018
One of the most acclaimed and commercially popular bands...
Joel Levine ‘The Whistleblower’ CD released by IYOUWE
“When I listened to the radio growing up, I...
Owen Broder receives 2018 Herb Albert Young Jazz Composer Award.
The ASCAP Foundation has announced that composer/saxophonist Owen Broder...
Ed Jones ‘For Your Ears Only’ CD Review by Sammy Stein
Ed Jones has been a well-connected musician for many...
Paola Vera | A Women’s Anthem ‘Rise Up’ the New Single + Interview
Paola’s emotionally charged live performances have been seen on...
Mark Wade “Moving Day” CD Review by Sammy Stein
Editors notes: Voted one of the top 10 bassists...
Recommend CD’s of 2017 – A Kaleidoscopic Chart by Erminia Yardley
Here I am, on the second weekend of January...
Matt Fripp launches second “How To Get More Jazz Gigs” course.
Last year, artist manager and booking agent Matt Fripp,...
Viktorija Pilatovic ‘Stories’ CD Review by Fiona Ross
Lithuanian jazz vocalist and composer Viktorija Pilatovic’s has shared...
Cheltenham Jazz Festival announces addition to 2018 line-up.
The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, which returns May 2nd to...
Live streaming: Sat, Jan 13 @ 8pm CET – MELANOIA from Opus Jazz Club, Budapest
Watch the live stream on Youtube on Sat, January...
Trumpeter Ellister Van Der Molen follows her heart: She plays Jazz!
At the age of ten she made her first...
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra re-imagines Benny Goodman.
Benny Goodman—the “King of Swing”—presented his landmark debut concert...
Billy Cobham brings Crosswinds Project to Blue Note Milan.
In February Billy Cobham will once again perform his...
An interview with Canadian singer Laila Biali
(Editors note: On video go to 41 mins 55 secs...
Blake Morgan exposes Spotify’s fatal flaw.
Yesterday, Digital Music News re-published an article that was...
Miles Davis “Bitches Brew” – A brief look at the albums impact.
Editors Note: The video shown in the featured Image section...
New jazz series in Glasgow’s The Merchants House.
A new series of monthly jazz events begins in...
‘JULIA BIEL’ – CD Review by Sammy Stein
Julia Biel has a great voice. That is possibly...
Reggie Washington | Rainbow Shadows Vol2, CD Review
This album is the follow up to Reggie Washington’s...
New US Music Legislation Expedites $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Spotify.
Reuters reported on Tuesday 2 January 2018 that streaming...
Delfeayo Marsalis, Kalamazoo CD Review.
Delfeayo Marsalis has released ‘Kalamazoo’ (An Evening With Delfeayo...
WM Project Releases Debut Album.
On November 30, 2017, WM Project released their debut...
Jazzahead! 2018 Showcase Program announced.
Featured Image Kamil Piotrowicz (Photo by Jakub Szpojda) Just prior to...
Marcin Wasilewski brings acclaimed trio to the Netherlands.
In January Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski will bring his...
2017, The year in review.
As 2017 draws to a close we look back...
New York’s Lincoln Center hosts inaugural Jazz Congress.
In January 2018 the first Jazz Congress will be...
Stella Line-up at 2018 Gateshead International Jazz Festival.
Gateshead International Jazz Festival is back for 2018 and...
Christmas wishes from all at Jazz In Europe
It’s that day of the year again and the...
Sunday Blues | Joe Bonamassa, Christmas Video + FREE Album
For most musicians, opening for blues legend B.B. King...
Django Reinhardt – a legend even during his lifetime.
Editors Note: Once again Lynn René Bayley from the...
Winter Jazz Fest 2018 – Köln Germany
On the 6th of January 2018 the German city...
Featured Gig | Mediterranean Fragments Quintet
Berlin based drummer Andrea Marcelli will present a special...
Ben Sidran live at Ronnie Scotts – Jazz, poetry and existentialism
This review is a re-write, and this is not...
Laurent de Wilde, Monk and Beyond
To say French Pianist Laurent de Wilde is a...
Submissions now open for the 2018 “12 Points” Festival in Dublin.
Recently the European Jazz Network announced that IMC’s award-winning...
Brubeck’s Play Brubeck | UK Concerts
Dave Brubeck was one of the few jazz musicians...
“Nighthawks” – the album launch at Kansas Smitty’s Bar – London East End
“A good review: for it to be good and...
Sunday Blues – Muddy Waters – Live version – Got My Mojo Working
Muddy Waters performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in...
Part 2 – The Blockheads ‘Beyond The Call of Dury’ CD Review
As part of their 40 year celebration, The Blockheads...
Beyond The Call of Dury -The Blockheads at 40. (A reason to be Cheerful Part 1)
Editors note: Part 2 of this informative article includes a...
QwestTV Launch platform in Paris with live streamed concert.
In September of this year we published an article...
Tom Ibarra receives LetterOne Jazz Award from Mikhail Fridman
Last week we announced that your French guitarist Tom...
Gilad Hekselman & ZuperOctave | European Tour
New York based guitarist Gilad Hekselman will be touring...
Gregory Porter announces extra London date at Royal Albert Hall
Grammy Award-winning jazz/soul  singing sensation Gregory Porter, has had...
CD Review | Thomas Fonnesbæk, Justin Kauflin – Synesthesia
So you think you know what a piano-bass jazz...
Sunday Blues | Blues Piano Legend Pinetop Perkins plays “Pinetop’s Blues”
Pinetop Perkins ( Joseph William Perkins 1913 – 2011...
Sheila Jordan on Life, Music and Art – Part 2
The featured video was recorded in 1971 by the...
Sheila Jordan on Life, Music and Art – Part 1
This is part 1 of Lynn René Bayley’s interview...
Philip Catherine, Selected Works 1974-1982 5CD Box Set | CD Review
Celebrating his 75th Birthday, Warner Music France has released...
Tom Ibarra wins LetterOne ‘Rising Stars’ Jazz Award.
In September this year we announced a new competition...
Sammy Stein’s ‘all that’s Jazz’ Book Review by Nigel J.
all that’s Jazz by Sammy Stein Published in 2017 by Tomahawk...
Miles Davis | Ascenseur pour l’échafaud remembered.
It was exactly 60 years ago today that Miles...
Sunday Blues – Charlie Musselwhite – Continental Drifter
Blues harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite continues his musical journey...
An interview with bassist Reggie Washington.
Bassist Reggie Washington was a key participant in the...
A great week for Jazz in Paris.
Sheila Jordan – 1 & 2 December at the...
Berlin based vocalist Lucia Cadotsch takes Speak Low trio to New York
Echo Prize-Winning Jazz Singer Lucia Cadotsch makes her U.S....
Luise Volkmann ‘Eudiamonia’ CD review by Sammy Stein
Well, this is unusual yet compelling. Luise Isabel Volkmann...
2018 Grammy Award Nominees announced.
Yesterday the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the...
Monk Misterioso – a journey into the silence of Thelonious Monk
Magical gig by Filomena Campus et al – the...
Headliners announced for Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2018
Kamasi Washington, Donny McCaslin, Christian McBride Big Band, Jason...
The revival of MPS Records.
MPS Records was founded in 1968 by Industrialist Hans...
Sunday Blues – The Blues Triangle – Steve Miller
Renowned blues-rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Steve Miller continues his...
JazzFest Berlin 2017 Reflection part 2
Part Two of Jan Fritz’s report on the 2017...
Clifford Brown | The Bach of Jazz
This piece was first published by Lynn Rene Bayley...
International solo jazz piano recitals at the Antonín Dvořák Museum in Prague
Antonín Dvořák predicted the advent of jazz in the...
Featured Gig | Mark Wade at Rox (Rouvroy) & Sunset Sunside in Paris
Voted one of the top 10 bassists of 2016...
Radio Free Brooklyn features European Jazz in new show.
Mondo Jazz, a new radio program hosted by Italian-turned-New...
Fred Hersch wins French “Prix in Honorem Jazz” and “Coup de cœur jazz”.
Pianist and composer Fred Hersch has won the Prix...
Kapok takes new approach on tour in UK
There’s a restless spirit in Kapok, the trio who...
jazzahead! 2018 with partner country Poland
The jazzahead! festival in Bremen from 6th to 22nd...
Sunday Blues – “Born Under A Bad Sign” by Albert King
Editors Note: Check out our “Nothin’ but the Blues”...
JazzFest Berlin 2017 Reflection part 1
In the contemporary European spirit of the times, especially...
Fiona Ross – “Black, White and a Little Bit of Grey” CD Peer Review by Ola Onabulé
Editors note: Next to our regular series of album...
Yuri Honing’s CD Goldbrun: Harmonious Political Statement
The CD “Goldbrun” by Dutch Jazz saxophonist Yuri Honing...
ECM Records releases full catalogue for streaming.
This coming Friday will see the ECM Records catalogue...
UK jazz radio station JazzFM launches their own Alexa skill
Today London based Jazz radio station JazzFM announced that...
Paola Vera’s “ADDICTED” CD Peer Review by Leo Sidran
Editors note: Next to our regular series of album...
Sonny Rollins Donates Major Gift to Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Renowned Ohio based conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory of Music announced...
David Pastor presents Motion at the Madrid Jazz Festival
David Pastor & Nu-Roots delve into the fusion of...
Sunday Blues – Why I Sing The Blues – B.B. King – Live In Africa 1974
Editors Note: Check out our “Nothin’ but the Blues”...
Blue Note Launches Subscription Box Series
Blue Note Records have announced the introduction of a...
Christos Rafalides releases new album ” Near & Dear”
This week saw the release of the new album...
TJP | Peace and Love CD Review
Rating:  When it comes to repertoire most albums I...
North Sea Jazz Festival 2018 – Grab your Early Bird Ticket!
The World’s Largest Indoor Music Festival To Return To...
The EFG London Jazz Festival reaches new heights.
The EFG London Jazz Festival is without doubt one...
Mark Guiliana Tours his new release Jersey
The worldwide tour continues as the Mark Guiliana Jazz...
Snowboy returns to Ronnie Scott’s for two sold out dates at the Club and a surprise jewel in his crown!
Congas supremo, Snowboy, played two sold out dates at...
Chick Corea & Steve Gadd on Tour in Europe
With a bevy of top jazz-fusion artists including Pat...
Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Mike Stern at Utrechts Tivoli in November
The Dutch city of Utrecht is located in the...
Sunday Blues – Have You Ever Loved A Women by Freddie King.
Editors Note: Check out our “Nothin’ but the Blues”...
Simon Spillett Interview with Erminia Yardley
As a writer and journalist, I consider myself lucky,...
Dhafer Youssef – November European Tour Dates
Oud player and vocalist Dhafer Youssef is today considered...
Moses Sumney – Should keep on Moanin’ Nov Euro Tour dates
In a short interview on the French La Blogotheque,...
Ben Sidran’s November European Tour dates…
The Times of London referred to Ben Sidran as...
Uri Gurvich “Kinship” CD Review by Fiona Ross | CD Parties in Paris & Barcelona
Saxophonist and composer Uri Gurvich describes his third album...
Sunday Blues – ‘When A Guitar Plays The Blues’ by Albert Collins
Editors Note: Check out our “Nothin’ but the Blues”...
Filomena Campus – Expect the Unexpected!
“Jazz is jazz because it is multi-faceted; it hurts,...
Nordic Jazz Comets – Live in Berlin.
Last week saw the first edition of the Nordic...
Luther Allison | A Legend Never Dies Essential Recordings 1976-1997
Label: Ruf Records Release Date: 27 October 2017 With...
Sammy Stein Report – Just landed in Ecuador & looking for the Jazz
Being halfway across the world and thus out of...
Love Supreme Jazz Festival announces one-day festival at the Roundhouse.
Following the runaway success of this year’s Love Supreme...
Jazzfest Berlin 2017
Once again from the 31st of October until November...
George Benson announces 2018 UK Tour Dates.
In June 2018 George Benson will return to the...
Eliane Elias: From Bill Evans to Brazil
With the swinging music of the legendary Bill Evans...
Adam Glasser & Mathias Heise | Live at the 606 Jazz Club London
Adam Glasser is known for two unique features –...
‘Walk with the Spirit’ by Louisiana Bluesman – Coco Robicheaux
Editors Note: Check out our “Nothin’ but the Blues”...
TJP, spreading Peace and Love
A few years ago I was presented with a...
Christian Sands at Ronnie Scott’s | Concert Review
With a very elegant blue suit, Christian Sands’ diminutive...
International Jazz Day Host Cities Announced
International Jazz Day is a global celebration, declared by...
Rafael Barrera: ‘Amser’ – Digital Album Review by Fiona Ross
Rafael Barrera is a new artist on the Jazz...
Jazz goes Dutch across the UK and Ireland
The biggest-ever celebration of jazz from the Netherlands in...
Free concerts during Tenth Swing Festival Breda (2017)
Sunday 29 October, in the city centre of Breda...
Walter Trout new album & tour dates.
Walter Trout remains at the top of his game,...
A tale of two Tommys as Scotsman Smith tours his latest album
Internationally acclaimed Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith plays Ronnie Scott’s...
Miles Davis’ “Tutu” Encoded in DNA
Recently, I viewed a documentary on the future of...
Chantae Cann ‘Sol Empowered’ – CD Review by Fiona Ross
Chantae Cann is an American singer songwriter who has...
Jason Moran – Celebrating Thelonious Monk & European Tour dates
Jason Moran has become one of the most prominent...
Ola Onabulé – Taking on the world, on his own terms.
Ola Onabulé is an artist who has a strong,...
Mike Casey | Norwegian Wood (Live from Sofar Sounds NYC)
Recently in an interview I was asked if I...
Chasing Bix, the Introverted Enigma
This article has been posted courtesy of Lynn René...
CD Review | Rez Abbasi’s “Unfiltered Universe” a Gem!
This article has been posted courtesy of Lynn René...
Featured Gig | Tom Ibarra at the Sunset-Sunside in Paris.
Coming Friday, October 6, The young French Guitarist Tom...
Entropi – Concert Review – Jazz at the speed of Light
A famous and eclectic venue in North London holds...
Tony Bennett returns to New York’s famous Radio City Music Hall.
This coming Friday Tony Bennett will return to New...
An Interview with Aruán Ortiz
I was so impressed by Aruán Ortiz’ solo piano...
Third Man Records release Muddy Waters on 7” vinyl.
Nashville based Third Man Records announced earlier this month...
Christian Sands is Reaching for the future.
Having been around in the jazz world for close...
19th Zürich JAZZNOJAZZ Festival 2017
Zurich, Switzerland, is a beautiful city to visit in...
How Hugh Hefner And Playboy Changed The Face Of Music
This article was originally posted in July 2015 and...
Qwest TV: Quincy Jones launches new video-streaming service for jazz
Earlier this month Qwest TV launched a crowdfunding campaign...
The Eli Degibri Quartet at the Jazz Standard – Tonight in New York – 26 September, 2017
Showcasing more than 40 acts from around the world,...
A Little Jazz Festival That Greets the World – Oct 10 -14th, 2017
“Jazz Goes to Town” in Hradec Kralove, East Bohemia—A...
Concord Music acquires Savoy label Group.
Yesterday Billboard announced that the Concord Music Group has...
Featured Gig | Kenneth Dahl Knudsen – Tété, Utzon Center Aalborg, Denmark
Danish Bassist Kenneth Dahl Knudsen will return to his...
Craig Handy with Jonathan Gee Trio | UK Tour Dates
New York based saxophonist Craig Handy will perform a...
HUDSON | Jazz Super-band of 2017
Jack DeJohnette (drums), Larry Grenadier (bass), John Medeski (keyboards),...
Michael Brecker’s son launches bone marrow donor drive.
Michael Brecker’s son Sam is organizing a drive in...
Moncho Rios – ‘Just Feeling’ – CD Review by Nigel J.
While I receive many submissions for review at Jazz...
New John Coltrane Mural rises in Philadelphia.
In 1952 John Coltrane purchased a house at 1511...
Sex & Free Jazz – Sex Mob on Tour in London & Europe 2017
Talk about sexy music for intellectuals. New York City’s...
UK Parliamentary Jazz Award nominees announced.
The 2017  nominees for the UK  Parliamentary Jazz Awards...
Air Artist Agency launch “LetterOne ‘Rising Stars’ Jazz Award”
Making a name for yourself as a jazz musician...
Jazz, made in Italy – Anna Harwell Celenza’s superb new book!
Anna Harwell Celenza’s book “Jazz Italian Style” published by...
Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair, by Nina Simone
Nina Simone is one of the best interpreters in...
Featured Gig | Ola Onabule, Internationales Jazzfestival Leibnitz
After a successful tour of the USA this summer...
Julian Costello Quartet ~ ‘Transitions’ ~ CD Review by Sammy Stein
The Julian Costello Quartet consists of composer and sax...
Featured Gig | Christian McBride, A-Trane Berlin
Bassist Christian McBride is a master musician who has...
s’wonderful Ella Fitzgerald Live in Amsterdam 1957 & 1960 Reviewed by Peter Beije
The ease with which she sings, the musicality, the...
Bill Evans Trio | Another Time, The Hilversum Concert.
In 1966, Eddie Gomez joined the Bill Evans Trio...
Cameron Vale’s CD ‘Jouska’ Reviewed by Sammy Stein
Cameron Vale are a 4 piece combo hailing from...
Trio Soundscapism – EP Review by Erminia Yardley
A trio made out of Hong Kong via New...
Almeida | Duynhoven | Klein to open 2017-18 season at the Bimhuis
Amsterdams iconic jazz venue the “Bimhuis” opens it’s 2017-18...
Gilad Atzmon – The Spirit of Trane – CD Review by Sammy Stein
‘The Spirit of Trane’ is released simply because, for...
Featured Gig | Jim Mullen Organ Trio, 606 Jazz Club
Monday the 28th of August, London’s 606 Jazz Club...
New Release | Dial & Oatts Rich DeRosa & The WDR Big Band
Last week saw the release of a new CD...
Garth Knox & the Saltarello Trio – Plays…
Garth Knox & the Saltarello Trio Play “Leonard” from...
Turkish Mambo, by Lennie Tristano
The technique of overdubbing is second nature to recording...
CD Review ~ “Möbius Strip” by Möbius Strip
Italian jazz fusion quartet Möbius Strip has had a...
CD Review | Christian Sands “Reach”
New York based pianist Christian Sands at the ripe...
Ray Charles last Raelette ~ Andromeda Turre ~ New live EP
After studying at Berklee College of Music and The...
Mark Guiliana Impresses at Jazz Middelheim 2017
Editor’s note: Read Peter Beije’s daily roundup overview of...
Itamar Borochov Quartet open the See More Jazz Fest. Rostock (Germany)
Israeli Itamar Borochov will return to Germany after his...
Art Pepper West Coast Sessions Volumes 2 & 3
In 2016 Omnivore recordings launched it’s series of Art...
Herbie Hancock embarks on U.S. leg of his 2017 World Tour.
Featured Image: Douglas Kirkland Herbie Hancock is a true icon...
Mads Mathias | A Modern Day Crooner
This summer Danish Singer and Saxophonist Mads Mathias returns...
Joshua Redman to open Oslo Jazz Festival
The 2017 edition of the Oslo Jazz festival take...
Chuck Loeb dies age 61.
Today the sad news of the death of guitarist,...
Chasing Trane ~ The New John Coltrane Documentary
This past week I was at Ronnie Scott’s jazz...
THE NJE ~ AFLOAT ~ CD review by Sammy Stein
The NJE (Near Jazz Experience) are Terry Edwards, on...
Three Views of a Secret, a portrait of Jaco Pastorius
Joe Zawinul was not an easy man to impress,...
Esperanza Spalding Appointed to Harvard’s Music Department Faculty
Earlier this week Harvard University’s music department announced that...
Mads Mathias Returns to the UK for BBC Proms appearance
Coming in September, Danish vocalist Mads Mathias returns to...
Victoria Kaunova, Ilya Morozov Sextet – The First
Vocalist Victoria Kaunova and saxophonist Ilya Morozov first met...
Bill Evans | An insight into a Genius.
In October 1966, not long after Eddie Gomez joined...
All That’s Jazz ~ New book by Sammy Stein ~ a Senior writer for Jazz in Europe
Editor’s note:  Sammy Stein is a tireless supporter and...
Herbie Hancock, Craig Taborn & Kamasi Washington shine at Gent Jazz 2017
Gent Jazz Festival 2017 held over seven music filled...
Tina May ~ Cafe Paranoia~ CD review by Sammy Stein
Tina May has a voice which lends itself to...
Maciej Fortuna Trio live review, July 11th, 2017 ~ A Trumpeter Plus
On the second day of the Bohemia Jazz Fest,...
Muse Records founder Joe Fields Dies at 88
Today the sad news arrived that Muse Records founder...
CD Review | Tom Haines & The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra “Live”
Prior to hearing this album I was unaware of...
Blues guitarist Nathan James coming to the Netherlands.
This weekend will see Blues guitarist Nathan James in...
Jazz Middelheim 2017 offers Antwerp sixteen top concerts including Van Morrison
The 36th edition of Jazz Middelheim will be held...
Mark Latimer ~ White Sun ~ CD review by Sammy Stein
Mark Latimer is amazing – not something I would...
Moving and groovin’ ~ a great performance by super-hero George Benson
This week has been a rather legendary week for...
Woody Allen ~ a legend in cinematographic plays Jazz @ The Royal Albert Hall
The portentous Royal Albert Hall hosted an early evening...
Stanley Clarke – European Tour Dates
Legendary bassist Stanley Clarke will return to Europe with...
Sony Music to restart vinyl production in Japan.
Last week Sony Music announced that it will once...
Robert Mitchell | A Vigil For Justice, A Vigil For Peace
Jazz has always been political in challenging issues of...
Pianist Geri Allen dies age 60
Geri Allen, the renowned jazz pianist and director of...
Alan Broadbent releases his Developing Story…
Tomorrow sees the official release of Alan Broadbent’s latest...
Fiona Ross ~ CD Review: Just Me (and sometimes someone else)
London jazz vocalist Fiona Ross, is at last putting...
Get Totally Jazzed @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2017
Vancouver, BC, pulls at more than my guitar strings. ...
Valencia Jazz Festival 2017 – Fun in the Sun
An eclectic and popular festival, which brings you jazz...
An adventure in jazz ~ post review by Sammy Stein
The London Jazz Platform is a new event for...
Mijke Loeven New Director of the Bimhuis
Mijke Loeven has been appointed new director of Amsterdam’s...
Bohemia Jazz Fest July 10~18th, 2017
Jazz Out of the Box at this 11th Annual...
Avishai Cohen ~ CD Review ~ Cross My Palm With Silver
The new cd from trumpeter Avishai Cohen is called...
Miles Davis Quintet | It Never Entered My Mind!
In 1955, Bob Weinstock found himself in a tough...
Featured Gig | Kurt Rosenwinkel – Lantaren Venster Rotterdam
Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel was picked up in 1991 by...
Daniel Rosenboom’s CD ‘Reclamation’ Reviewed by Sammy Stein
Daniel Rosenboom’s CD ‘Reclamation’ by his quartet project ‘Burning...
CD Review | Libor Šmoldas Organ Trio | Lay It Down
A slight touch of the blues, soul jazz and...
Gloria’s Step~Bill Evans Trio
One of the most important qualities you seek in...
Binker & Moses Latest CD – reviewed by Sammy Stein
Binker and Moses have been around for a little...
Ola Onabulé | New Video + USA & European Tour Dates 2017
Make a note of these three (3) key USA...
ZeelandJazz 09-18 June, 2017
Lew Tabackin is back in town! After years of...
Jazz @ Prague Proms 2017
This year’s summer music festival Prague Proms has two...
The London Jazz Platform is a new event for London…
The London Jazz Platform is a new event for...
Jo Beyer’s new CD ‘JO’ reviewed by Sammy Stein
Jo Beyer says of creating this CD that the...
“Master Drummer, Tony Allen, at his best!”
Last Friday saw the release of another beauty in...
CD Review | Kristin Korb – Beyond the Moon
American ex-pat bassist/ vocalist Kristin Korb released her latest...
Thelonious Monk Festival – New York, June 1 – 4
Monk. The single word conjures up images of the...
Nicoletta Tari – a Sammy Stein Interview
Nicoletta Tari has crept up on me. From a...
The Donny McCaslin Group – Honour David Bowie
For their upcoming appearance at the Colours of Ostrava...
Pablo Ziegler | Jazz Tango
Jazz Tango is the latest marvelous album by Latin...
“Warriors of Jazz”
Sometimes we are lucky enough to witness performances that...
Carla Bley, Steve Swallow & Andy Sheppard |EU tour dates…
Carla Bley is a highly regarded jazz composer and...
Paola Vera – How to survive jazzahead!
So 2017 I decided, was going to be my...
What’s New, by Helen Merrill
If you were a jazz singer in the 50s,...
Hard to Categorize The Necks | EU tour dates for early May 2017
For a group that plays astoundingly powerful and expansive...
“Flow London” – EP – Tjoe Man Cheung
On my various meanderings in my beautiful London town,...
Norah Jones, Wayne Shorter, & more headline at Gent Jazz Festival 2017
Singer Norah Jones is one of the crowd pullers...
See you @ jazzahead!
After taking over the role of Editor in Chief...
In Depth CD Review of Trialogue by the Marco Marconi Trio
Marco Marconi is a pianist whose music expresses influences...
Avishai Cohen (the trumpeter) Best With Fine Wine & Tour Dates
Avishai Cohen, from Tel Aviv and now based in...
Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song
Happy 100th Birthday – The Jazz at Lincoln Center...
“Swing in the name of perfection”
The main show at Ronnies on a Friday night:...
Honoring Abbey Lincoln – a Woman of Love & Protest
April 23, Sunday—Hebden Bridge Town Hall, West Yorkshire, UK...
Uli Beckerhoff, Artistic Director of jazzahead! – Shares some key benefits of attending in 2017
Listen in on part 2 of my informative podcast...
5 Questions to Georgia Mancio, asked by Erminia Yardley
With her new album, Songbook, due for release on...
Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent @ Ronnie Scott’s – “Songbook”: the album launch
A debut for vocalist and lyricist Georgia Mancio and...
David Helbock Trio | Tapping into Austrian Soul Jazz | Review & Tour Dates
American jazz composers and particularly the pianists have not...
“When Soweto came to Ronnies”
As part of the Jazzwise 20th Anniversary Special, Ronnie...
The Inimitable Uli Beckerhoff – Part 1
Now celebrating his 70th youthful year with a 50+...
‘Hank Mobley in Holland’ is a nice new chapter in Dutch jazz history.
The release of a CD from the series Treasures...
Oran Etkin Trio at Jazz Dock, Mladi Ladi Jazz Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Mladi Ladi Jazz Festival presents a nation-wide tour (in...
Master Musicians of Joujouka led by Bachir Attar | European Tour April 2017
What does Ornette Coleman. The funk-master electric bassist of...
“Charlie Parker is alive and well”
Super = adjective: Very good or pleasant; excellent Synonyms:...
Native French, Gabrielle Ducomble | La Chateuse délicieuse
The délicieuse Gabrielle Ducomble took to the small stage...
jazzahead! 2017 April 27-30 U.S. Jazz Industry
Jazz was born in America. This true American art...
Chris Standring and Mica Paris Concert Review
Cadogan Hall was a fulcrum of excitement recently as...
Dot Time Records Launches Louis Armstrong Legacy Series.
By: Peter McLaren | Photos Courtesy of the Louis...
Paul Jost at Cornelia Street Café
In jazz, scat singing is improvisation with or on...
Logan Richardson | On Blue Note | Late March EU Tour Dates
Blue Note is one of the most important jazz...
Carlo Muscat | CD Review | “explorations”
The island of Malta has many delights; beautiful scenery,...
Typhanie Monique ‘Call It Magic’ CD Release Show Old Town School of Music Chicago, IL.
The human voice can be a magical instrument. When...
Hazmat Modine – A Weird American Post-Modern Blues & World Music Fusion Experience
Greil Marcus’s brilliant book “Weird America” was written to...
Louis Hayes @ Ronnies – An 80th birthday celebration gig!
An 80th birthday bash is, normally, a very special...
CD Review | “Bomb” by Blurt
“When I grow up I want to be a...
The Alex Skolnick Trio | Europe Unbound Tour (presented by Guitar Magazine) in March.
Alex Skolnick Trio—Jazz Rock On Text: Tony Ozuna Alex...
An Evening with Ola Onabule…RAW
Text: Lori I. Hutie | Photos: Rolf Schoellkopf The type...
SAVE & WIN a Jazz Weekend Getaway in Andalucia, Spain courtesy of JazzinEurope
Imagine being able to escape the day to day...
Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation partners with Dot Time Records
Dot Time Records is proud to announce its license...
Zhenya Strigalev’s Never Group on its Seemingly Never-Ending Tour
Zhenya Strigalev’s Never Group kicked off a second European...
The Eternity of Dexter Gordon | Dexternity CD Review
At the end of February in New York, at...
Jazz Guitarist Chris Standring ~ A Live London Recording Session with special guest artist Mica Paris
Erminia Yardley talks to jazz guitarist Chris Standring in...
New Video Premiere February 18. Exclusively at All About Jazz!
Elsa Nilsson CD Release Party At Rockwood Music Hall...
Meddy Gerville, Tropical Rain – CD Review
Hailing from the Réunion Island, Meddy Gerville has built...
Daniel Zimmermann | CD Review – Montagnes Russes
Daniel Zimmermann has released a CD full of wonders,...
Paola Vera – Addicted to My Love – Jazz groove for Valentine’s day and beyond…
Singer, songwriter, pianist and educator, Paola Vera has been...
Made In New York Jazz Announces Competition Winners
Participants of the competition will Join Jazz Legends at...
Star Names For Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2017
“One of the UK’s classiest and most eclectic jazz...
Grammy Nominated Ben Wendel – Jazz Torn between Two Coasts: Brooklyn & La-la Land
First, there was the worldwide acclaim for Kamasi Washington’s...
Konstrukt – Molto Bene – CD Review
Konstrukt are a free blowing, multi instrumental quartet hailing...
AKI RISSANEN – Winner of the Best Jazz Album @ Emma Awards
Winner of the Best Jazz Album at Emma Awards,...
Jacqui Dankworth presents |“Shakespeare and all that Jazz” | special guest: Simon Callow
Ronnie Scott’s – Sunday 29th January. Rain is pouring...
North Sea jazz 2017 | Top Global Artist Confirmed
“This is one of the greatest events in music…in...
Violinist Tim Kliphuis: ‘Jazz musicians should think out of the box more’
Dutch jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis (1974) is a busy...
West Of The World – Debut CD Review
‘West Of The World’ is the debut album from...
Curtis Stigers – the perfect crooner
Last month saw many varied performances again at the...
Carl Hyde’s world of fantastical photos…
An insight into the London photographer’s world, originally from...
We free queens (Rhoda Scott Lady Quartet)
Organist Rhoda Scott has been playing for over 40...
Changes “1983” | CD Review
By Peter McLaren | Sidebar photo’s by Zbigniew Lewandowski...
Dinosaur – Chamber Jazz From Another World
When the young British trumpeter, composer and bandleader, Laura...
London Jazz Platform 2017 – Ten Artists and Counting!
Something really cool and new is coming to London...
Mike Casey | ‘The Sound Of Surprise: Live at The Side Door’
Mike Casey has been making waves in the jazz...
Bobby Selvaggio – Quantum Man
Cleveland based saxophonist Bobby Selvaggio continues to expand his...
Gigi – “Invisible Ink” – Ltd. edition LP
Miss Harold aka Gigi does it again… with a...
Jochen Rueckert Quartet – the “Charm Offensive” Tour
When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and Eastern...
Threestyle | Road to Monterey | 4 weeks at No.1
Threestyle have performed in over 60 countries, and their...
Book review | ‘Graphic Works 1959-2016′ | Peter Brotzmann
Peter Brotzmann sent me a copy of his book...
CD Review – Dave Liebman – Is seeing believing?
The essence of jazz is being timeless and that...
Shirley Horn – “Here’s to Life, Here’s to Love, Here’s to You for 2017
in 1994, jazz legend Shirley Horn performed “Here’s To...
Finally a worthy tribute to Don Byas in The Netherlands
The CD – “Don Byas meets the Jacobs Brothers”...
Esteban Alvarez | ‘Tico Groove’
World-class Steinway pianist Esteban Alvarez has written music for...
Wanderlust by Mike Adcock | CD Review
Mike Adcock is an experienced musician, a player of...
jazzahead! 2017 showcase programme announced.
Yesterday, jazzahead! announced the full showcase program for the...
CD Review of Duncan Lamont’s – As if by Magic
Duncan Lamont has contributed hugely to the world of...
Ola Onabule 2016 London Concert Review
On certain rare occasions in your life you can...
Marcus Strickland – London Concert Review – “Intense and beautiful”
Marcus Strickland – Twi-Life @ Ronnie Scott’s – Wed...
Brazilian Bossa Nova Rosa Passos featuring Kenny Barron
Soak up the sunshine with romantic Brazilian vocalist Rosa...
Jason Lindner’s Now vs. Now
The New York-based keyboardist and pianist Jason Lindner recorded...
“A Sardinian extravaganza” Filomena Campus
Filomena Campus Quartet ft Gavino Murgia @ Pizza Express...
jazzahead! announces 2017 Gala Concert
By: Nigel J. Farmer | Photos (c) Oliver Reetz...
Rob van Bavel and son Sebastiaan keep on exploring jazz
Rob van Bavel (1965) and his son Sebastiaan (1991)...
CD Review | Arctic Blues Release November 25 – 2016
The Finnish iconic, 70 year old jazz saxophonist and...
Featured Gig | Ola Onabule
Showtime 8pm. Only a 5 minute walk from Victoria...
Ahmad Jamal – One of A Kind
As one of the major architects of modern jazz...
Featured Gig | Maciek Pysz – London Jazz Festival
As part of the EFG London Jazz Festival Maciek...
Angus Bayley CD Review and Q&A.
“Scrapbook”, a 9-track album released in autumn this year...
Alex Jønsson | release Nov 25
There is something deeply satisfying about witnessing an audience’s...
A French Jazz Shaman is Freed
Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a legendary jazz shaman on...
10 X Grammy Award Winner – Eddie Palmieri
Read this fascinating and insightful interview of the Ten-time...
Amit Friedman, – Long Way To Go
Saxophonist, Amit Friedman is one of Israel’s top jazz...
CD Review | Soweto Kinch | Nonagram
Soweto Kinch is acknowledged as a versatile and diversely...
Mother Africa – Magic in Manhattan
Here is an interesting article by Scott H. Thompson,...
SUPERSILENT – a so-called Death Jazz trio
This may come across as sounding anti-American, says Tony...
CD Review – Sara Dowling “From Shadows into Light”
9 tracks & 37.39 minutes of pure delight. (Sara...
Keeping Spiritual and Psychedelic Jazz Alive
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, previously known as simply...
Jimmy Heath: Life of a Legend
“Jazz is never ending.  It’s always gonna be here. ...
Jazzahead! 2017: Deadline for Showcases.
jazzahead! Is the worlds largest jazz Trade Show and...
Phos Duo | CD Review by Sammy Stein
‘Expanded Matrix’ is the second album from Phos Duo...
Bugge Wesseltoft’s New Conception of Jazz – 2016 Edition
Bugge (pronounced ‘boogie’) came onto the jazz scene over...
George Wein -The Life of a Legend
George Wein is a living legend. The jazz impresario...
Pimping the jazz fantastic…
Soil & Pimp Sessions @ Ronnie Scott’s (1st night)...
Lars Fiil | CD Review from Sammy Stein
Lars Fiil is a pianist currently living in Copenhagen....
Jazz Goes to Town in Hradec Kralove, East Bohemia
Jazz Goes to Town is an international music festival...
Monty Alexander & Friends: Sinatra at 100
A chance encounter with the great American music legend...
Paul Jost | Re-imagining Bruce Springsteen
Paul Jost is a prolific arranger and composer. As...
Nils Petter Molvaer—a true jazz explorer from the North
The term “future jazz” went out of fashion over...
Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles | CD Review.
Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles are out of...
Kenny Garrett Interview
Kenny Garrett is a Grammy Award-winning American post-bop jazz...
Swing in Breda
Jan Learbuch, musician becomes festival producer for the Ninth edition...
John Scofield ponders
Scott Thompson spoke with John Scofield during the Jazz...
Magnus Öström – Has Landed Safely
Magnus Öström and his band will be touring Europe...
Kosi | CD Review
Kosi has a disarming voice – an instrument capable...
Binker & Moses interview – The super London duo!
Sunday 3rd July @ The Love Supreme Festival –...
Ola Onabulé | Podcast Interview
This is the fouth in a series of JazzOrato...
CD Review | Ben Webster meets Piet Noordijk – Johnny Come Lately
The famous tenor saxophonist Ben Webster died on September...
Mars Williams & Switchback
From Free jazz to New wave, progressive pop &...
Zurich Jazz Festival “jazznojazz” | Exciting mix of urban jazz, soul and fusion
The 18th edition of the Zurich Jazzfestival jazznojazz promises...
Harmonica Titan Toots Thielemans dies at 94
Jean “Toots”Thielemans, considered by many to be a national...
Roundup – Jazz Middelheim 2016
The sound of Ornette Coleman kept alive at Jazz...
Interview with Alan Gorrie – Average White Band
The last day of the Love Supreme Festival saw...
CD Review – Suite Três Rios
Dan Costa was born in London and studied classical...
Chuck Israels | 80 years and going strong.
Bassist Chuck Israels celebrates his 80th birthday today. With...
George DeLancey – Self-Titled Debut CD
CD Features All-Star Band Including: Aaron Diehl,Lawrence Leathers, Stacy...
Theo Jackson makes his American debut at Washington’s Kennedy Center.
Pianist/Vocalist Theo Jackson has a number of high profile...
Ray Gelato interview
Sunday 3rd July @ The Love Supreme Festival Press...
Lost recording’s from Joe Bushkin, Buck Clayton, Milt Hinton & “Papa” Jo Jones
Dot Time Records is announcing its third release of...
ASHLEY KAHN RETURNS TO MIDDELHEIM
Jazz Middelheim is an annual summer jazz festival in...
CD Review – Nina Baun
‘Human’ “What I’m doing is organic and in constant...
Latin Jazz Bassist Honors Tito Puente +
Machito laid the groundwork for Latin jazz, Tito Puente...
Femi Temowo interview
Sunday 3rd July at The Love Supreme Festival Press...
CD Review – Benet McLean
Benet Mclean pestered his mum to get him a...
Wayne Shorter, Living Legend By Scott H. Thompson
Mr. Shorter has a body of unique and definitive...
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Rob van Bavel (1965) and his son Sebastiaan (1991) are gifted pianists. Considered as premiere jazz sons of the Netherlands. Both of them also have a penchant for classical music.  This year was a special year for Rob and Sebastiaan. Their joint cd ‘Like Father, Like Son’ was released. The subtitle of the album is ‘The Edison Duo’, both being winners of an Edison, the ‘Dutch version of the Grammy‘s’. With rave reviews, this father and son piano duo album has achieved the highest Dutch accolade.

Rob graduated in 1987 at the Rotterdam Conservatory with the highest possible mark of distinction In the same year came his international breakthrough. He was runner up at the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition in Washington DC. Marcus Roberts was the winner. In 2008, Sebastiaan also won the Netherlands Princess Christian Competition in the jazz category. Only three years later, he won the same competition’s classical category.

The Rob van Bavel Trio won a Jazz Edison in 1990, and The Sebastiaan van Bavel Trio received the Edison Jazz National 2014 for the debut album ‘As the journey begins’. Sebastiaan van Bavel album release has a trio is made up of bassist Maciej Domaradzki and drummer Jimmi Hueting.  He has two guests on ‘Cosmic Dance’. They are saxophone player Jasper Blom and singer Vera Naus.  Six of the seven compositions are written by Sebastiaan van Bavel  – John Coltrane’s ‘Pursuance’ is also on the cd.

Texts of the Indian poet Sri Aurobindo were the inspiration for the compositions of Sebastiaan van Bavel. The structures from Western classical music mixed with melodies and rhythms from Indian classical music. With this theme, the five musicians improvise. It’s a concept that fully reflects the qualities of the musicians. There are no limits to their art boundaries. This is necessary for the creative art form as jazz.

Jazz in Europe asked the van Bavel father and son duo some questions.

-What is your main motivation to play jazz?

Rob: Jazz for me is the most complete form of music; on the one hand, you have the large musical freedom of improvising and the rich tradition of the jazz repertoire/styles and on the other hand, you have the still ongoing renewal/extension of the jazz music. In short, a music style that is in a relatively short period of time (100 years) has improved significantly and still expands/develops.

Sebastiaan: As far as I am concerned, there are two driving forces: swing (groove) and improvisation.

-Do you have a favorite pianist, and if so why just him/her?

Sebastiaan: To choose one favorite is very difficult… Lately I’m bowled over by Maria Yudina, a pianist who was active until the 1970s. Her touch is magical, really very special. In jazz, I am now totally in Bud Powell! He is a genius for completely different reasons.

Rob: There is a lot great players, but the last 15, 20 years I always end up with Bill Evans. There were periods that I was crazy about Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson (and many other pianists), but Bill Evans remains for me the best jazz pianist, mainly because his harmonic concept (the way he uses chords) and his way of playing themes continues to amaze me, and touches me emotional.

-What can the jazz world do to hold the attention of the public?

Rob: Education is very important; jazz is not easy enough to just from the very beginning to appreciate, it requires listening experience of the public, but that is the case for some classic music too I think. Of course, there are also easier accessible jazz styles (the more pop-like jazz) but I mean mainly the ‘ real ‘ jazz (swing/jazz with American roots).

Sebastiaan: First of all: play the music as well as possible. I do not believe there is more to do. Jazz and Western classical music are types of music that demand some experience of the public. To make jazz more accessible, does affect this kind of music.

-Who is your favorite composer?

Sebastiaan: That is Mahler, especially because of his later symphonies. In the 4th part of the 9th Symphony he expresses, as far as I’m concerned, the most high: solving the ego in the cosmic consciousness.

Rob: For me that’s most composers of the ‘American Songbook’ such as Gershwin, Cole Porter, Hammerstein…  But, of course, also jazz musicians like Monk, Wayne Shorter, Hancock, Chick Corea, Bill Evans among others.

-With whom would you like to play in the near future?

Rob: With Sebastiaan of course! As a duo, with two piano’s, we have performed a number of times now, and it’s so great fun to do that.  Very adventurous and of course it is a very special stage experience to perform as proud father with your son.

Sebastiaan: Of course with my father! It is always a great pleasure and every gig I learn from the maestro! In addition, I’d really like to play once with a Symphony Orchestra.

-What is the meaning of classical music for you?

Rob: Classical music to me is a great source of inspiration as an arranger and composer. I listen to it as much (or maybe more) as to jazz. There is so much to discover in that rich classical history.  Many things we do in jazz are have already been done in the classical music!

Sebastiaan: Classical music is the ultimate development of harmony, counterpoint and form.

-What do you consider as a highlight in your career so far?

Rob: The 2nd Prize during the Monk competition in Washington is a highlight for sure. Performances with musicians like Woody Shaw, Johnny Griffin, Toots Thielemans and other greats were also great to do.

Sebastiaan: I think the Edison Awards, when my trio performed with the Metropole Orchestra. I worked on the arrangement for a month and was particularly surprised by the result.

-What is your favorite song to play?

Sebastiaan: Well, that changes regularly. Now I’m very fond of Billy Strayhorn’s ‘Lotus Blossom’.

Rob: Autumn leaves! Seems so simple to play, but when you go into this song and study all the possibilities, this composition has the most options for me as a piano player.

-If you were not a musician, what would have been your job?

Rob: Teacher ancient languages: Latin and Greek.

Sebastiaan: I can’t do anything but play the piano.

-A final remark.

Sebastiaan: My father and I try to take the best of two musical worlds in our duo performances. On the one hand, there are swing and improvisation from the jazz, on the other hand there are harmony, counterpoint and form from classical music. There is still a lot to explore. We like it very much!

Rob: I have been a teacher at conservatories for 27 years and that has had great influence on my perception of jazz music. It’s very inspiring to meet, hear, and experience what jazz pianists of all levels  are engaged in. Hopefully, I can help and inspire them to become a jazz pianist.

Extra Images: Cees Van de Ven, Jos L. Knaepen, John Hoffman & Hans Speekenbrink

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PETER BEIJE

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