Concert Reviews

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...

Oslo Jazz Festival Report by Fiona Ross

This was my second time at the Oslo Jazz Festival, and I have to say, as good as it was last year – and it was wonderful – I enjoyed it far more this year. Why? Well,...

Erminia Yardley discovers a great new Italian jazz trio

The newly formed Italian jazz trio, BAT (stands for the initial of the members’ surnames: Luca Bulgarelli – double bass, Riccardo Arrighini – piano, Lorenzo Tucci...

Gig review – Christian Scott at Ronnie Scott’s

“It is time we created a sound that dispels singular narratives of entire peoples and looks to finally represent the wealth of narratives found throughout the American...

Alicia Olatuja’s gig review

American mezzo-soprano and a versatile jazz and soul singer Alicia Olatuja performed recently at Pizza Express in Soho. Although my schedule was already rather busy, I wanted to...

Sundays lunchtime gigs at Ronnie Scott’s – Blakey’s Boys

Sundays lunchtime gigs at Ronnie Scott’s can take different mutations. The most recent one courtesy of Blakey’s Boys was a fantastic rendition of hard bop, a great line-up and...

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...