Concert Reviews

Gig Review: Jazz gems hidden in Hilden

On September 13, the Blue Monday sessions roared back to life with a bang, a bop and a bit of Basie. Four outstanding jazzers hooked up to cut loose for the latest chapter in this...

Gig Review: Fay Claassen & David Linx – Familiar voices, fresh ideas

Fay Claassen and David Linx joined forces with the WDR Big Band for a concert full of twists and turns on Friday, September 10. As two of Europe’s most celebrated vocalists,...

Gig Review: Kim Cypher at Ronnie Scott’s

I recently interviewed saxophonist, composer, vocalist, radio show host and writer Kim Cypher to talk about her upcoming debut at Ronnie Scott’s in ‘Kim Cypher: Catching...

First-ever Italian Jazz Gala celebrates international friendship through music

Although progress is rocky and uncertain, the world seems to be opening up again slowly. International travel is still complicated, but that never stopped Polish saxophonist and...

Tony Kofi ‘Portrait of Cannonball’ at the 606 Club: Review

Released in April, award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi’s ‘Another Kind of Soul’ is a stunning album which explores the music of Cannonball Adderley from the mid-50s Miles...

Kim Cypher ‘For My Mum’ Charity Gig featuring Ray Gelato.

Gig Review: Kim Cypher ‘For My Mum’ Charity concert with special guest Ray Gelato at Pizza Express, Soho, London. Monday night in London. Miserable, grey weather. An empty...

Gig Review – Paul Jost at L’Achiduc Brussels.

Last Sunday was a bitterly cold evening in Brussels yet this did not deter the city’s jazz fans from braving the elements and heading to the renowned jazz cafe,...

Poetry, passion and strings aplenty

Monday 11th November, Pizza Express in Soho saw the return of one of my favourite jazz performances. Filomena Campus’ “Theatralia Jazz Festival”, now in its 5th edition. The...

Autumn in Berlin – Spiritual works

Spiritual works from one of London‘s premier saxophonists – Josephine Davies Yesterday I went to the Josephine Davies Berlin gig. Josephine brought her compositions to...

Gig Review, Arik Strauss Trio live at the Loci Loft.

Recently I had the pleasure to travel to Berlin and enjoy the final days of summer in the German capital. This time around I decided to pass on my “Go To” jazz venues...

Ronnie Scott’s “the Old Place”- A Pop-up special @ Gerry’s Club

A Pop-up special @ Gerry’s Club (52 Dean Street, London) The music of Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott – a brilliant celebration of the Jazz Couriers On a very hot summer...