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Sax and trumpet recreate classics – with strings attached

Two of Scotland’s leading jazz musicians step into big shoes when they pay tribute to musical giants at a special concert presentation of the music from classic albums Charlie...

An interview with Yosuke Sato

by Enrique Alonso, photos courtesy of Yosuke Sato Recently I was in the middle of a enthusiastic audience enjoying a concert by the Gregory Porter Quintet at a well recognized...

The Mozaic Jazz Festival launches Friday 14 November.

One of the most exciting developments in the European jazz scene of the last few years is the numerous new jazz festivals coming online in the former east block. The latest is the...

Estrella & Esquina 25 | Bethany’s Jazz Club

Estrella Acosta and her all star band, Esquina 25 bring their warm and sunny Cuban sounds to Bethany’s Jazz Club. The music of Esquina 25 pays tribute to the cultural energy...

CD Review | Tineke Postma – Greg Osby | Sonic Halo

It took some effort however the album Sonic Halo by saxophonists Tineke Postma and Greg Osby has eventually been released. Record label Challenge Records has been able to bring...

Laura Macdonald & David Berkman launch new CD

Scottish Saxophonist Laura Macdonald and New York pianist David Berkman mark the release of their new Duets album with a London Jazz Festival launch and a series of dates in...

A Jazz Talk with Gary Burton

Firstly, check out our very own inhouse JazzTalk.News podcast series for 2019 with our very own knowledgeable editor In chief – Nigel J. (JazzTalk.News uses the Photo...

International contest for young musicians in Belgium

For 35 years it was called Jazz Hoeilaart. Next year its name is B-Jazz, an international contest for young jazz musicians in Belgium. The finals of the competition are in the...

The Jazz Spotlight Festival Guide | November 2014

Our good friend Yannick Ilunga from the Jazz Spotlight publishes a monthly guide to the coming jazz festivals around the globe. Starting this month Yannick’s guide will also...

Phil Markowitz – Zach Brock Quartet | Perpetuity.

Dot Time Records | D9031 While pianist Phil Markowitz is well known to the European jazz scene his partner in this new venture, Zach Brock, is new to me. With a little research it...

Jazz Jantar | Robert Glasper, James Carter and Avant-garde

By: Wojtek Oleksiak | Courtesy of Culture.pl From : 4 until 16 November 2014 | Gdansk | Poland No matter what kind of contemporary jazz you like most, Jazz Jantar Festival 2014...