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Kora Band Signs to ‘Whirlwind Recordings’ For Release of New Cities in Spring 2015

The Kora Band integrates the uniquely entrancing timbre of the kora, a traditional 21-string harp from West Africa, into a jazz context, bringing together two musical traditions...

Legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden dies age 76

Source : USA TODAY Haden’s record label, ECM, released the following statement Friday afternoon: “It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Charlie Haden, born August...

London pianist, Theo Jackson signs with US based label.

By: PETER McLAREN | Photo Credit: BEN AMURE New York based jazz label, Dot Time records, announced today the signing of London based jazz vocalist & pianist Theo Jackson....

Jan Sturiale | The journey of Electric Water

By MARTA RAMON | Photo’s courtesy of the artist In September last year Marta Ramon met with Italian guitarist Jan Sturiale to speak about his work in progress “Electric...

Linley Hamilton: Right On The Wavelength

By IAN PATTERSON  | courtesy of  ALL ABOUT JAZZ Trumpeter Linley Hamilton has been a mainstay of the Northern Irish jazz scene for well over two decades. An in-demand session...

An Interview with Spanish Guitarist Roc Calvet

Catalan guitarist Roc Calvet has released a new album as a leader, ‘A strange kind of beauty‘ (Whataboutmusic, 2013). With this new work he sets up his character as a composer...

Arik Strauss Trio | “Mostly Ballads” Review

Something resonated with me when I listened to this album. I recalled a TV interview that the legendary drummer Buddy Rich gave to Larry King back in the 1980’s. The...

Jan Sturiale | The new studio album Electric Water

Jan Sturiale is part of the unconventional group of jazz musicians that mix the tradition of creative jazz language with the spirit of rock music and a classical background. His...

“Thirty-year overnight sensation” Durra trades California for Berlin

Louis Durra, the Californian pianist who became an overnight success on American Public Radio in 2012 after working as a professional musician for thirty years, mostly as an...

Leo Blanco embarks on first major UK tour

Venezuelan piano virtuoso Leo Blanco flies in for his first major tour of the UK in June, a series of ten dates that will include his first-ever performance at Glasgow Jazz...

Dave Samuels: Recording a new Caribbean Jazz Project CD

Only a few names are at the front line of the jazz scene with the vibraphone nowadays, and Dave Samuels is one of them. This American musician has developed his an own charismatic...