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Arik Strauss Trio | “Mostly Ballads” Review

Something resonated with me when I listened to this album. I recalled a TV interview that the legendary drummer Buddy Rich gave to Larry King back in the 1980’s. The...

WORLD PREMIERE OF THE OSCAR PETERSON LEGACY QUARTET

STREAMED LIVE FROM THE STANDARD IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 19th AT 8 PM (20:00) CET – Less than two weeks ago, a spectacular new venue opened in...

Impossible Gentlemen | UK Tour Dates

GWILYM SIMCOCK (piano), MIKE WALKER (guitar), STEVE SWALLOW (electric bass)/or steve rodby (bass), ADAM NUSSBAUM (drums) The Impossible Gentlemen will be promoting their second...

Jan Sturiale | The new studio album Electric Water

Jan Sturiale is part of the unconventional group of jazz musicians that mix the tradition of creative jazz language with the spirit of rock music and a classical background. His...

Marc Halbheer and the 5th Edition release new CD

During the past years, Swiss drummer Marc Halbheer dedicated much time towards composing. The Quintet, 5th Edition, is the first Band where he presents his recent Works. The...

The Finnish Line | Finland’s finest musicians at LIFEM

Finland’s finest musicians are the focus of this year’s London International Festival of Exploratory Music (LIFEM) at Kings Place. The four-day genre-busting explosion...

Made In New York Jazz Competition

Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker and  Lenny White are the judges in the inaugural Made in New York Jazz Competition, which hopes to expose unknown artists. Since launching in January,...

Sidney Bechet | The Wizard Of Jazz by John Chilton

Sidney Bechet is a legendary figure in the history of jazz. A larger than life character, he was perhaps the only man who could hold a candle to the extraordinary talents of Louis...

Valencia swings

Our Spanish contributor, Marta Ramon provides us with a round up of this years jazz festivals in Valencia Spain. Five festivals in five Valencian towns have made the Mediterranean...

Tobin wins top prize at Edinburgh Festival

Jazz singer and composer Christine Tobin has won a Herald Angel for her performance of her programme of Leonard Cohen songs, A Thousand Kisses Deep, at the Edinburgh Fringe...

Cedar Walton dies aged 79

We have received the sad news the Cedar Walton passed away early Monday morning at his home in Brooklyn, New York. Cedar Walton was a prolific recording and performing artist....