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SNJO perform Duke’s “Sweet Letter” to the Queen.

Recently we published a piece by Paul Beard titled “The Day The Queen Met Duke” where Paul told the story of Duke’s meeting with the late Queen Elizabeth after a...

Drummer John Rae behind major New Zealand jazz release

Drummer John Rae, a former leading light on the Scottish jazz scene, is the force behind New Zealand’s most keenly awaited new jazz album this autumn. Questions in Red is the...

Allana Goldsmith and Mark Baynes – E Rere Ra

Singer Allana Goldsmith and pianist Mark Baynes release E Rere Ra, their first album together on the Meow Jazz label on Friday 2nd September. The new release from New Zealand...

Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie announces tour dates

Award-winning Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie’s trio heads for Jazzahead! In Bremen to play a showcase concert on Friday 29th April. With a new album, Forest Floor about to be...

SNJO brings Pop, Rock and Soul to Dundee, Edinburgh & Glasgow

It will be a case of third time lucky when the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and its top line American guests, vocalist Kenny Washington and vibes virtuoso Joe Locke take their...

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...