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Tommy Smith goes full-on orchestral and solo in contrasting concerts.

Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith plays two contrasting concerts over the weekend of September 24-26. In his role as its founder-director, Smith leads the internationally acclaimed...

Wellington comes to Europe

“Braxton disciple’s latest among new releases from New Zealand” Three musicians whose new albums were launched at the recent Wellington Jazz Festival have combined...

Saxophonist Lucien Johnson creates music of the elements.

New Zealander Lucien Johnson releases his first digital album, Wax///Wane on April 1st. The saxophonist, who spent much of his twenties living and working in and out of Paris, has...

Glasgow-based saxophonist Matt Carmichael releases “Where Will the River Flow”

Glasgow-based saxophonist Matt Carmichael releases his first album, Where Will the River Flow on Friday, March 12, 2021. The BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020 finalist, who is due to...

Leo Blanco & Alexis Cardenas, crossing continents with Stories Without Words

The moment pianist Leo Blanco and violinist Alexis Cardenas began making music together, they knew they created a special energy. There was just one barrier to these two...

Scottish musician Fergus McCreadie tops international chart

Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie has scored an early hit with his trio’s second album more than a month before it is officially released. A video featuring the album’s title...

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra to live-stream anniversary concert.

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with a specially curated concert, live-streamed from Perth Concert Hall, on Saturday 5th December....

Elling finds Somewhere to shine with Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

The stars align on the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s new video. With music by one of America’s greatest composers, Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by master wordsmith...

New Zealand’s Thick Records set for European launch

Award-winning Scottish pianist Brian Kellock spearheads the European launch on 30th October of New Zealand-based Thick Records, with two of the label’s three initial releases...

JPN says au revoir to Going Dutch and looks forward to further liaisons

The Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) has collated the results of its Going Dutch project which, with the support of Dutch Performing Arts (DPA), facilitated concerts and tours by...

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra releases new video featuring Kurt Elling

Transatlantic connection inspires fiery orchestral manoeuvres. Feistiness, defiance, creativity, and down-home gospel-blues grooves fire up the latest video “single” from the...