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Holdup, the new EP From Ola Onabule and The Hazelrigg Brothers

Now and then a collaboration comes along that grabs your attention and earlier this week this is exactly what happened when the new EP from vocalist Ola Onabule and The Hazelrigg...

Micah Barnes, When In Rome

Canadian vocalist Micah Barnes released his new single “When In Rome” from his coming album “Vegas Breeze” last week. Micah enjoys a strong following in...

CD Review: The Beast in the Blueprint

‘It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating, they have to be about change’ Miles Davis Led by the formidable talent that is Jemma...

Callum Au wins the BJO ICC Award

Callum Au won the BJO ICC Award during the 8th International Composition Contest in Flagey, Brussels. The international jury, consisting of Pierre Bertrand (FR), Florian Ross...

Debut album of the Year winner takes to the road…

Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie takes his trio on tour in the UK this month for the first time since winning Album of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019 for his...

jazzahead! 2020 – Large ensembles and female empowerment…

Showcase applications for Bremen’s 2020 jazz trade fair reach a new record level… The two main themes which emerge from the application round for the 40 showcase slots at...

Christain McBride revisits the Civil Rights Movement

Marshalling his ever-sharpening skills as a composer, arranger, conductor, musician and lyricist, Christian McBride has created a historically and culturally illuminating...

BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA International Composition Contest – Jan 12, 2020

This month –  January 2020, Brussels Jazz Orchestra will hold its eighth International Composition Contest. One of the most important international competitions for jazz...

An Interview with Kenny Polson – Jazz saxophonist +

Kenney Polson is a Jazz saxophonist,  accomplished composer and educator. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he has lived and performed in over 50 countries. Known widely as a...

Jazz Etymologies

Editor’s note: Recently,  renown jazz historian, educator, and author of “The History of European Jazz“, Francesco Martinelli published an interesting article...

New York Guitarist Vic Juris Dies Age 66.

Yesterday the sad news reached us about the passing of guitarist Vic Juris. The announcement was made public via Juris’a Facebook page by a friend and fellow guitarist Dave...