Concert Reviews

Herbie Hancock, Craig Taborn & Kamasi Washington shine at Gent Jazz 2017

Gent Jazz Festival 2017 held over seven music filled days between 6th and 16th of July. I was one of the 34, 000 people who came to the festival. I was able to spend six days at...

Maciej Fortuna Trio live review, July 11th, 2017 ~ A Trumpeter Plus

On the second day of the Bohemia Jazz Fest, so July 11th, on the Old Town Square in Prague, the Maciej Fortuna Trio plus a special guest drummer started their set in the daylight,...

Moving and groovin’ ~ a great performance by super-hero George Benson

This week has been a rather legendary week for this writer.   One day I was watching Woody Allen play in one of the most iconic venues that London can offer and another I was...

Woody Allen ~ a legend in cinematographic plays Jazz @ The Royal Albert Hall

The portentous Royal Albert Hall hosted an early evening of jazz, Dixieland jazz, early jazz with someone who is a little bit of a legend in cinematographic terms, Woody Allen....

“Warriors of Jazz”

Sometimes we are lucky enough to witness performances that are just great and perfect and need not too much “commentary”, but just listening.   On a particular recent...

Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent @ Ronnie Scott’s – “Songbook”: the album launch

A debut for vocalist and lyricist Georgia Mancio and award winning jazz pianist, composer and arranger Alan Broadbent, playing to a sold out audience on Monday night recently, an...

“When Soweto came to Ronnies”

As part of the Jazzwise 20th Anniversary Special, Ronnie Scott’s had another gem in store. The multi-talented British saxophonist and mc that is Soweto Kinch recently played the...

“Charlie Parker is alive and well”

Super = adjective: Very good or pleasant; excellent Synonyms: excellent, superb, superlative, first-rate, superior, outstanding, remarkable Uhm, how those words ring true!  With...

Native French, Gabrielle Ducomble | La Chateuse délicieuse

The délicieuse Gabrielle Ducomble took to the small stage of Crazy Coqs downstairs at Brasserie Zédel on time and with a slight timid approach.  One could see already from the...

Chris Standring and Mica Paris Concert Review

Cadogan Hall was a fulcrum of excitement recently as English jazz guitarist (now residing in LA) Chris Standring took the stage for a very special performance.  This would see...

Paul Jost at Cornelia Street Café

In jazz, scat singing is improvisation with or on syllables, without forming words at all and is really nonsensical, but is deliberate.  The choice of scat syllables is the key...