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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...

Pat Metheny | You Are

Pat Metheny has released “You Are,” from his forthcoming album, From This Place, due February 21 on Nonesuch Records. This follows the release of the album’s opening track,...

UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards winners announced.

Earlier today the winners of the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards were announced. The awards are given in 10 categories representing the diversity of the UK’s jazz scene. The...

Platimo from Benjamin Hidas

Platimo is a contemporary, cinematic jazz quartet formed by Norwegian nylon-guitarist Benjamin Hidas and British pianist Felix Bertulis-Webb. The self-titled album was released...

Jazz & traditional Malagasy music from Madagascar

Editors Note: Jenny recently contacted me, sending me private excerpts of her upcoming debut EP album “Road to Salvation“, I felt an immediate connection to the lovely...

2020 Grammy Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 2020 Grammy awards to held on the 26th of January were released yesterday. The 62nd edition of the Grammy Awards will once again be held at the Staples...

Noise Adventures & Cyprus Project – Leverkusener Jazztage

Noise Adventures The Cyprus Project is getting ready to perform at the 40th Leverkusener Jazztage for two consecutive nights, on the 17th and 18th of November 2019. The band...

Gearbox Records to release final Buddy Rich recording.

Today, Gearbox Records and the Buddy Rich Estate announced the forthcoming release of the last-ever recording of American drumming legend, Buddy Rich. Titled ‘Just In Time: The...

Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst | These Days

Bassist Daniel Casimir and vocalist Tess Hirst released their debut album ‘These Days’ today via pioneering London-based record label, jazz re:freshed. Following the success...