Concert Reviews

Gig review: Hannah Horton at Jazz Cafe Posk

Rising star, saxophonist and composer Hannah Horton performed an inspired set at Jazz Café Posk as part of her ‘Inside Out’ UK tour. A packed and very enthusiastic audience,...

Gig Review: Koki Nakano London and Paris

Paris based Japanese pianist and composer Koki Nakano presented his captivating new album ‘Oceanic Feeling’ in two stunning settings – Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Stone...

Gig Review: Marta Capponi at the 606

When I interviewed jazz vocalist and composer Marta Capponi last year to discuss her recent album, Life Within, I spoke of her indefinable magical quality and sparkle. I referred...

Gig Review: Alina Bzhezhinska at Ronnie Scott’s

Alina Bzhezhinska’s debut performance on the main stage at Ronnie Scott’s was a truly unforgettable night. I have never witnessed anything like it. If anyone was ever in...

Concert Review: Igor Butman and Wynton Marsalis, Live in Moscow.

Having been active in this business for over 40 years, it’s not often that you can claim a week full of first’s, however that’s exactly what I experienced in...

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...