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Alicia Olatuja’s gig review

American mezzo-soprano and a versatile jazz and soul singer Alicia Olatuja performed recently at Pizza Express in Soho. Although my schedule was already rather busy, I wanted to...

A Quartet’s formidable time slip! Out on Vinyl

Mancunians twin brothers Steve and Matt Fishwick are half of the Quartet in question with the other half being represented by Alex Garnett on alto sax and Michael Karn on bass....

Chris Potter “Circuits” album review

Edition Records, the UK label with the impressive worldwide catalogue, has added yet another giant to its list: American saxophonist Chris Potter. Potter recently released his...

Keyon Harrold – A totally different type of energy!

“Mugician”, poet, lyricist and activist Keyon Harrold, is not someone you meet every day. His chilled and down to earth persona strikes one from the moment one meets him. I...

Sundays lunchtime gigs at Ronnie Scott’s – Blakey’s Boys

Sundays lunchtime gigs at Ronnie Scott’s can take different mutations. The most recent one courtesy of Blakey’s Boys was a fantastic rendition of hard bop, a great line-up and...

Erminia Yardley’s Top 10 pick of 2018

“Beauty, poetry and freedom mark this year’s top 10.” Another year has flown by and December is here. It’s that time of the year again, selecting a group of 10...

Sardinian Extravaganza part 2 – London

Remember I told you I attended the Theatralia Jazz Festival in Alghero (Sardinia – Italy), at the end of September, a part 1 of 2 of a new cultural and musical exchange...

Vitor Pereira Quintet album review

The self-funded third album by the Portuguese born and London based guitarist Vitor Pereira and his Quintet, “Somewhere in the Middle”, will launch at the Vortex in London on...

Jeff Goldblum takes on Ronnie Scott’s

“Thursday nights at Ronnie Scott’s will never be the same again”…. This, I overheard, being said amongst two chaps who were leaving the venue after Mr Goldblum’s gig,...

Gig Review – Macy Gray live at Ronnie Scott’s

After attending and reviewing the Stefano Bollani gig at Ronnie’s. Once again I found myself sitting at Ronnies bar, this time on a very perilously wobbly stall waiting...

Orphy Robinson’s “Astral Weeks”

Back in 1968 producer Lewis Merenstein’s love of jazz meant that bassist Richard Davis (who worked with Eric Dolphy), guitarist Jay Berliner and drummer Connie Kay (the last two...