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What’s on at Ronnie Scotts?

In the heart of London’s vibrant Soho district lies a true gem of the jazz world – Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. This iconic venue has been a mecca for music lovers and...

Pat Metheny Unveils ‘MoonDial’ and UK Tour Dates

The legendary American guitarist, composer, and improviser Pat Metheny has once again pushed the boundaries of his artistry with the announcement of his newest album,...

Royal Albert Hall announces Late Night Jazz series for 2024

The Royal Albert Hall has announced the eagerly awaited second season of its Late Night Jazz series for 2024. There is no doubt that the Royal Albert Hall stands as a major venue...

CD Review, Mia Brentano, American Diary

“American Diary”, released recently on Mons Records is the latest release featuring the music of composer Mia Brentano performed by pianist Benyamin Nuss and the...

Artist Feature: Claire Martin, The Swedish Connection

Claire Martin stands as a distinguished figure in the realm of British jazz, earning critical acclaim and solidifying her position as a prominent artist on the UK jazz scene. Over...

Documentary: 6 Doin’ Jazz, A Journey Beyond Labels

“6 Doin’ Jazz” is a captivating 2023 music documentary that delves into the world of jazz through the lens of an extraordinary sextet. Featuring internationally...

Festival Review: Jazz Brugge 2023

Once again, “Jazz Brugge,” one of Belgium’s most prominent jazz events on the calendar, was held from the 17th to the 19th of November at the Concertgebouw on...

Featured Interview: The Bliss Quintet.

Last year during Jazzahead! Club Night, a young Norwegian ensemble caught my attention during the club night – “The Bliss Quintet.” Originally, I hadn’t...

Hand to Earth – Live in Nijmegen

Hand to Earth is one of the most characteristic contemporary music ensembles in Australia. Central to their music are the Yolngu Manikay (song cycles), an oral tradition from...

Interview: Peter Braunholz – A round trip in creativity.

German label Mons Records recently released a series of “Smooth Jazz” singles and albums under the project names Groovaz and Brownie. While Smooth Jazz has long been a...

Album Review: Preludes, Adam Birnbaum

In the ever-evolving landscape of jazz, artists have consistently drawn inspiration from the rich tapestry of classical music and over the years, the works of Johann Sebastian...