Rob Adams Author

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...

Lockdown encourages Scottish pianist to release international collaboration…

When Scottish pianist Dave Milligan arrived in Udine, in Northern Italy, to record with Italian bassist Danilo Gallo and drummer U.T. Gandhi, he was struck by the view from his...

Debut album of the Year winner takes to the road…

Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie takes his trio on tour in the UK this month for the first time since winning Album of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019 for his...

Ron Davis -European release of the album – UpfRONt,

Canadian pianist Ron Davis marks the official European release of his latest album, UpfRONt, with an extended run of dates during the world’s largest arts event, the Edinburgh...

The Scottish Fergus McCreadie Trio – Euro & UK tour – April & May 2019

Young Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie takes his trio on the road during late April and May for an international tour that includes a return booking at Ronnie Scott’s in London...

Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans trio plays at Turner Sims in Southampton

A helpful Belgian bartender and a change of heart about the accordion’s lack of attractions as a musical instrument led to Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans forming a trio that has...

Celtic Connections gets significant injection of Jazz in 2019.

Glasgow’s internationally regarded winter festival of folk and roots music, Celtic Connections is getting a significant injection of jazz this year. Pianists Tigran Hamasyan,...

Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith takes his ‘Coltrane’ quartet on a six-date UK tour in November.

Smith formed the group in the early weeks of last year in the run-up to two fiftieth anniversaries – his own fiftieth birthday and the half-centenary of the death of John...

New music celebrates Glasgow’s international trade links

Scottish saxophonist Paul Towndrow premieres a major new composition, Deepening the River at the Merchants House of Glasgow on Friday 11th August, with a second performance going...