Festivals

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,...

Jazz Middelheim in Antwerp 15-18 August Roundup

And of course, “Bluesette” was played, Toots Thielemans’ most famous composition. That was the encore for the grateful audience after the tribute to the most...

Erik Truffaz tours Bending New Corners

The Swiss-born Frenchman Erik Truffaz is a mild-mannered maestro on trumpet but his sound is huge and expansive to a slow-building sonic seduction. His fans are also more typical...

Pianist Jef Neve in Ghent at Festival Jazz in the Park

The festival Jazz in the Park will be held from Thursday 5 till Sunday 8 September in the city of Ghent. It is the third-largest festival in Belgium. The concerts in the Zuidpark...

Toots Thielemans lives on at Jazz Middelheim

The legacy of Toots Thielemans continues to live on Jazz Middelheim. The famous Belgian musician died in 2016, at 94 years of age. For many years he was the godfather of the...

Ron Davis -European release of the album – UpfRONt,

Canadian pianist Ron Davis marks the official European release of his latest album, UpfRONt, with an extended run of dates during the world’s largest arts event, the Edinburgh...

Diana Krall & Joan Baez impress at Gent Jazz Festival 2019

Gent Jazz Festival has produced some memorable concerts this year. Two women played a leading role in the Belgian city: Diana Krall and Joan Baez. The first is a pure jazz artist....

Aarhus Jazz Festival celebrates 100 years of Jazz in Aarhus |13 -20 July

Coming up – Eight days of fantastic jazz music, and again this year the jazz festival presents over 360 concerts at 45 venues all over the city, which together presents...

Pushing Beyond Jazz, Dobršská brána Music Festival

First-rate international musicians who can’t be pigeon-holed into music categories congregate for the 3rd annual Dobršská brána International Music Festival 2019, in South...

Valletta, European Capital of Culture And All That Jazz

Malta is not only a popular holiday destination, with more than 300 days of sunshine annually and just over three hours flying time from the UK. Lately, there is an exciting new...

XXIII Palau de la Música de València Jazz Festival

The early Spanish summer signals the start of the Jazz Festival of the Palau de la Música de València. Every year the festival continues to grow, embracing the city.  From June...