Concert Reviews

Concert Review: TAKE 6 at Alexandra Palace, LONDON, 5th December 2018

The first time I ever saw Take 6 perform was about ten years ago in London; it has since been etched in my memory as the best gig I’ve ever seen. So, to have the chance to see...

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...

Gig Review: Italian Stefano Bollani plays Ronnies

The busy month of November arrived quickly and was as busy as predicted… Two important and rather striking gigs I attended recently at the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in...

Review: The Orient House Ensemble and Sigamos Quartet at Ronnie Scott’s, 12/13 Nov 2018

Gilad Atzmon’s sell-out residency at Ronnie Scott’s was a game of two halves, two gigs and two quartets. The first half was devoted to playing numbers which Charlie Parker...

Concert Review: Avishai Cohen 1970 @ Melkweg in Amsterdam

It was my first visit to see a music concert at Melkweg in Amsterdam. The concert of bassist Avishai Cohen on Sunday 5 November was a good opportunity to go to the Dutch capital....

4 gigs…2 nights…Now that’s commitment!

There are times when I realise how lucky we are in this lovely London Town of ours to be witnesses to such amazing cauldron of music. So this writer had a non-stop attendance to 4...

Gig Review | Lee Ritenour live at Ronnie Scott’s London

With a musical career spanning over 40 years, Lee Ritenour held a full 5 day schedule at the epic Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London last week. Attending on the first night, the...

Ghent Jazz Festival: Successful mix of Jazz and Pop

Ghent Jazz Festival 2018 attracted 32,000 visitors, and it continues to grow. This is roughly equivalent to the number of enthusiasts who visited the famous 13th century Abbey...

Gig Review: Keyon Harrold, jazz trumpeter par excellence play’s Ronnie Scott’s

The heart and soul of Keyon Harrold, jazz trumpeter par excellence and political activist, spill on the Ronnie Scott’s stage with great passion. At the time of writing, Keyon...