Concerts

Dutch Trio resurfaces on English tour

Dutch trio Under the Surface take their startlingly spontaneous voice, guitar and percussion sounds on a five-date tour of England from Saturday 11th to Thursday 16th December....

Young Scottish jazz stars set for Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival

Leading young Scottish musicians, pianist Fergus McCreadie and saxophonists Matt Carmichael and Norman Willmore are among the jazz element in Glasgow’s annual winter music...

The ‘Salute To Humphrey Lyttelton’ UK Tour

An ensemble of jazz musicians from the UK and USA embark on tour in November 2021, in celebration of the legendary trumpeter, band leader and BBC broadcaster Humphrey Lyttelton,...

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque: Latin Jazz without Machismo

Jane Bunnett is a soprano saxophonist and flautist from Canada, and she is also band leader of Maqueque, who is an inspiring all-woman Latin Jazz and Afro-Cubano group from Cuba....

The Sicilian Jazz Orchestra announces 2021/22 season.

Recently I was introduced to the Sicilian Jazz Orchestra at this summers 1st edition of the Sicilian Jazz Festival. For those interested you can read our festival review here....

Tommy Smith goes full-on orchestral and solo in contrasting concerts.

Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith plays two contrasting concerts over the weekend of September 24-26. In his role as its founder-director, Smith leads the internationally acclaimed...

NQ Jazz partners with The Stoller Hall & The Yard for 2021 concert season.

Live jazz makes a triumphant return to Manchester with new venues and concert series for socially-distanced audiences featuring some of the biggest names in live jazz alongside...

JPN says au revoir to Going Dutch and looks forward to further liaisons

The Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) has collated the results of its Going Dutch project which, with the support of Dutch Performing Arts (DPA), facilitated concerts and tours by...

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra releases new video featuring Kurt Elling

Transatlantic connection inspires fiery orchestral manoeuvres. Feistiness, defiance, creativity, and down-home gospel-blues grooves fire up the latest video “single” from the...

What is Truly Scandinavian Jazz? Jan Garbarek, for one…

Scandinavian jazz made a critical dent on the international scene in the late ‘60s with the release of “Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature,” recorded in Oslo on...

“Saving Jazz” – Dave Holland & Kenny Barron Trio featuring Jonathan Blake

Miles Davis replaced contra-bassist Ron Carter with the bassist Dave Holland in 1968; with this shift, and with Chick Corea on electric piano replacing Herbie Hancock, Miles...