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Ashaine White: Kicking Down The Door

Ashaine White is a fierce and formidable artist making a significant impact in the music industry. A jazz and neo soul inspired singer/songwriter hailing from North London in the...

New festival in Palermo honors age-old jazz traditions

It was the beginning of the Jazz era, when Nick LaRocca born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of poor Sicilian immigrants recorded one of the most recorded jazz classics of...

Festival Review: Jazz Middelheim was a liberation party

This years Jazz Middelheim in Antwerp is now behind us. From Friday, August 13 to Monday, August 16, there were five performances a day. You were allowed in with proof that you...

Migdalia Van Der Hoven: Getting down to the Business of Groove

Born in Mexico, trained at Berklee in the US, living in London and just about to play at the world-renowned Ronnie Scott’s, drummer Migdalia van der Hoven is a significant...

Festival Review: Amersfoort World Jazz Festival 2021.

Organizing a festival in a world with COVID is a challenge to say the least. This challenge is specifically relevant here in the Netherlands where the governments constant flip...

Gig Review: Kim Cypher at Ronnie Scott’s

I recently interviewed saxophonist, composer, vocalist, radio show host and writer Kim Cypher to talk about her upcoming debut at Ronnie Scott’s in ‘Kim Cypher: Catching...

Nicholas Payton to release new album with Ron Carter and George Coleman.

This coming October will see the release of the latest album from Nicholas Payton titled “Smoke Sessions” where he finally realizes Long-Cherished Dream to Record with...

Astor Piazzolla, 100 years on, mixing jazz in tango.

Astor Piazzolla was born a hundred years ago. The Argentine bandoneon player and composer has ensured that tango occupies a prominent place in the contemporary music world. Like...

Wendy Kirkland: Her Time to Shine

Wendy Kirkland, pianist and singer extraordinaire, has been stunning audiences across the UK for many years and is considered ‘one of the great unsung heroines of British...

Wellington comes to Europe

“Braxton disciple’s latest among new releases from New Zealand” Three musicians whose new albums were launched at the recent Wellington Jazz Festival have combined...

Joey DeFrancesco brings out his full arsenal on ‘More Music’.

Hammond wizard Joey DeFrancesco has long been known as a multi-instrumentalist displaying his talent not only on the organ but also on trumpet. On his new album titled ‘More...