Festivals

Fred Hersch & WDR Big Band highlight Gent Jazz Festival 2019

Fred Hersch is one of the current leading jazz pianists. Also, the WDR Big Band is one of the best jazz orchestras in Europe. They join forces during Gent Jazz Festival 2019. The...

Eclectic Jazz at Colours of Ostrava International Music Festival July 17-20, 2019

Jazz has a more eclectic profile than usual at this year’s Colours of Ostrava 2019, as an assorted lot from the relentless march of Sons of Kemet, who seem to be perfectly...

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2019 Report from Peter Jones

What do we want from a Jazz Festival? Great music, of course, a chance to hear stars from around the world, good places to stay, eat and drink. And perhaps also some feeling that...

Øyvind Skjerven Larsen appointed new director of the Oslo Jazz Festival.

Today the board of the Oslo Jazz Festival announced the appointment of Øyvind Skjerven Larsen as new Festival Director for Oslo Jazz Festival. Current Festival Director Edvard...

Ghent Jazz Festival 2019 – A date for Your Diary!

  Ghent Jazz Festival runs from June 28 to July 09, 2019 at the enchanting Bijloke site in the historic Belgian city. Some big names have been added to the performer’s...

Celtic Connections gets significant injection of Jazz in 2019.

Glasgow’s internationally regarded winter festival of folk and roots music, Celtic Connections is getting a significant injection of jazz this year. Pianists Tigran Hamasyan,...

Sardinian Extravaganza part 2 – London

Remember I told you I attended the Theatralia Jazz Festival in Alghero (Sardinia – Italy), at the end of September, a part 1 of 2 of a new cultural and musical exchange...

Jazzfest Berlin 2018 reflections part 2

It was not until the third day of the festival that friends of classical jazz could rejoice, as the WDR Big Band reinterpreted the standards of the “Great American...

New Jazz chapters from the German capital and its prestigious JazzFest Berlin 2018 – Part 1

Editors’s note: JazzFest Berlin is a globally renowned jazz festival, held annually since 1964, features 4 days of performances by prominent international musicians at the...

Gregory Porter to become Artistic Curator of Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Gregory Porter, the multi-award-winning jazz vocalist, today announced a new three-year role as Artistic Curator of Cheltenham Jazz Festival. This will see him performing a...

Music, Art and dreamy landscapes in colourful unison

I recently found out after a heritage DNA test that I am 10% Sardinian. This came as a total surprise and soon after having been to Alghero, the beautiful port town on the north...