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The day the Queen met Duke

In October 1958, Duke Ellington performed at the Leeds Music Festival, sharing the billing with other stars of the jazz world such as Humphrey Littleton, Cleo Laine and Johnny...

CD Review: Odense Jazz Orchestra, It Takes All Kinds To Make A World.

Recently I had the pleasure of receiving a pre-release streaming link for a new album by the forward-thinking Odense Jazz Orchestra featuring music from Frederik Lundin. The full...

Interview: Tobias Hoffmann speaks about “Conspiracy” and more.

Recently Austrian based sax player and composer Tobias Hoffmann released his latest album titled “Conspiracy” featuring his new Big Band, the Tobias Hofmann jazz orchestra. In...

Jazz ao Centro festival opens in Coimbra, Portugal.

In the coming weeks the 20th edition of the “Jazz ao Centro festival”, held in seven locations in the city of Coimbra, Portugal, will among others Nicole Mitchell,...

Jazzahead 2023 showcase applications open on 27 September.

It’s that time of year again: the application and registration processes for the next jazzahead! are about to get under way: registration for what is set to be the 17th...

Jazz Forward

Jazz Forward is an exciting new live music agency run as a collective.  Founded by Scottish jazz musicians Marianne McGregor, Malcolm MacFarlane, Sophie Bancroft and music...

Marius Neset draws on the pop, soul and funk with new album “Happy”

It’s often been said the great musicians are often ahead of their time and this could be quite apt when speaking about Saxophonist/composer Marius Neset. There’s...

Reid Miles, The Guy Who Designed Blue Note.

There is no doubt that the cover art produced by Blue Note Records in the 50’s and 60’s is an example of iconic graphic design. There have been a number of coffee...

Interview: Matthais Schwengler speaks about Soulcrane and more.

Recently German trumpet player Matthais Schwengler released his third album with his band “Soulcrane” on the Mons Records label titled “Soulcrane &...

Pianist Ezra Weiss announces new collaborative EP.

Portland based pianist and composer Ezra Weiss is set to release his latest collaborative project together with bassist Jon Shaw, and drummer Tim DuRoche. The new EP, titled...

UPDATE: Photo Feature: Kasia Idzkowska

Update: Back in 2020 we featured the work of photographer Kasia Idzkowska in our behind the lens series. At that time Kasia had just won first prize in the 2020 World Jazz Photo...