Concert Reviews

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...

Typhanie Monique ‘Call It Magic’ CD Release Show Old Town School of Music Chicago, IL.

The human voice can be a magical instrument. When studying this instrument closely, the voice is defined generally by pitch, note, and tone. These terms are often used the wrong...

Louis Hayes @ Ronnies – An 80th birthday celebration gig!

An 80th birthday bash is, normally, a very special event indeed, but it would become even more special if, the birthday boy in question is, as in our case, the mighty Louis Hayes,...

An Evening with Ola Onabule…RAW

Text: Lori I. Hutie | Photos: Rolf Schoellkopf The type of instrument (voice) a singer has, is identified by certain qualities or characteristics of vocal range,  weight,...

Jacqui Dankworth presents |“Shakespeare and all that Jazz” | special guest: Simon Callow

Ronnie Scott’s – Sunday 29th January. Rain is pouring by the bucketful outside, but inside Ronnie’s there is always a welcoming atmosphere and on the night the crowd is...

Ola Onabule 2016 London Concert Review

On certain rare occasions in your life you can be lucky enough to experience one of those sublime goose bump infused moments when you bear witness to music that reaches into your...

Marcus Strickland – London Concert Review – “Intense and beautiful”

Marcus Strickland – Twi-Life @ Ronnie Scott’s – Wed 16th November (night 1 of 2) There was a hush in the air on the first night Strickland played at Ronnie Scott’s,  on...

“A Sardinian extravaganza” Filomena Campus

Filomena Campus Quartet ft Gavino Murgia @ Pizza Express – Soho – London As part of the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival, Pizza Express in Soho, London, hosted the...

FESTIVAL FLASHES GENT JAZZ 2016 – PART TWO

The 15th edition of Gent Jazz Festival has ended to the satisfaction of the organizers. Festival director Bertrand Flamang stated that not only had the music played a role in the...

FESTIVAL FLASHES ZEELANDJAZZ (part two)

Two jazz legends have confirmed their reputation at ZeelandJazz. Archie Shepp (79) and Lee Konitz (88) played fine concerts during the second part of the festival in Middelburg....

FESTIVAL FLASHES ZEELANDJAZZ (part one)

Festival Orchestra highlight in Terneuzen – The first four days of Zealand Jazz had two highlights. The opening concert in Terneuzen (9 June), Opera Meets Jazz, and the...