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Orphy Robinson’s “Astral Weeks”

Back in 1968 producer Lewis Merenstein’s love of jazz meant that bassist Richard Davis (who worked with Eric Dolphy), guitarist Jay Berliner and drummer Connie Kay (the last two...

Gig Review: Italian Stefano Bollani plays Ronnies

The busy month of November arrived quickly and was as busy as predicted… Two important and rather striking gigs I attended recently at the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in...

Raised on Jazz – inheriting music as a tool for survival

Editors note: Miriam Gould is the daughter of the Jazz Singer Rachel Gould and Jazz singer/Jazz Tenor sax player Sal Nistico. Below, Miriam’s gives some background and an...

Nicola Conte & his Spiritual Galaxy – a mesmeric show!

A solo intro by Logan Richardson opened the first of two gigs’ dates by guitarist, DJ and producer supremo Nicola Conte together with his new band, the beautiful Spiritual...

The Feline Touch – Nubya Garcia at Ronnie Scott’s

Softly, just like a cat, Nubya Garcia stepped on the Ronnie Scott’s stage recently, infusing an already expectant room with a touch of magic. I am a great fan of the saxophone...

Aubrey Logan – Super tones, cartwheels and some fun, too.

I have to confess I was not aware of Aubrey Logan a few months ago, but whilst looking at the forthcoming Ronnie Scott’s schedule, her gig write-up attracted my attention for a...

Love Supreme At The Roundhouse | 3 Weeks To Go

Mr Jukes, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Moon Hooch, Elli Ingram and more for Love Supreme at The Roundhouse. **Three weeks until inaugural one-day event comes to London**...

Dame Cleo Laine & George Benson To Be Honoured…

Countdown is on to 2018 Jazz FM Awards with Dame Cleo Laine DBE and George Benson announced as the PPL Lifetime Achievement Award and Impact Award recipients. Monday 30th April at...

Steve Gadd Band review – LIVE at Ronnie Scott’s

After having had the honour and pleasure of interviewing the mighty Steve Gadd, I was invited to attend one of his shows at Ronnie Scotts. This is not a review. I am in no...

Major Boost for Jazz in the South – UK

Turner Sims Southampton secures £315,755 in Arts Council England funding. Turner Sims Southampton, part of the University of Southampton, will receive over £315,000 for an...

Gig Review |Courtney Pine & Omar live @ Ronnie Scott’s

    Technically perfect and creatively… just brilliant! So to end the month of February, Ronnie Scott’s gave us two dates with the mighty Courtney Pine accompanied...