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Fay Claassen, Close to You – Live in Rotterdam.

The date was 20th of January 2020 and Fay Claassen, together with 30 of the Netherlands top musicians, took to the stage at Rotterdam’s Lantaren Venster to present...

Bill Cunliffe, John Patitucci & Vinnie Colaiuta to release Trio album.

Three veteran jazz virtuosos join forces for the first time as pianist Bill Cunliffe, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta for a high-spirited, vigorously swinging...

ECM Announces First Releases For 2021

Munich based label ECM is set to kick off 2021 with two new releases from Shai Maestro and Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry. Both albums will be released on January 29, 2021....

Funny Valentine: The Story of Chet Baker by Matthew Ruddick

Although I am very late in writing about this beautiful book, I believe there is never a bad time to shout about something wonderful. Much has been written, discussed, filmed and...

JLCO Septet with Wynton Marsalis “The Democracy! Suite”

Last week Wynton Marsalis and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra released a new digital album titled “The Democracy! Suite”. In addition to the digital...

New Label Le Coq Records Launches with All-Star release.

Promising a catalogue of “honest jazz,” newly launched label Le Coq Records rings in the new year with its inaugural release, Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol....

“Rollins in Holland”: a new important document in jazz history.

It has been a long time since so much attention has been paid in the Netherlands to the release of a jazz album as there has been for “Rollins in Holland”. The double...

Leo Blanco & Alexis Cardenas, crossing continents with Stories Without Words

The moment pianist Leo Blanco and violinist Alexis Cardenas began making music together, they knew they created a special energy. There was just one barrier to these two...

7 Virtual Jazz Club Announces The Beginning Of The Live Rounds…

The live rounds will take place in the 7 Virtual Rooms. The pre-selection process has concluded. It’s time to cast your vote for your favourite performances! On December...

A little something for under the tree.

It’s that time of year again where we all start to wind down, relax and look forward to some time out over the holiday period. This year, however, is like no other and we have...

CD Review: Fay Claassen, Close to You.

To Dutch and German Jazz aficionados Fay Claassen needs no introduction. Born in Nijmegen Fay is without doubt one of the Netherlands best know jazz vocalists and recipient of...