Jazz Stories

Pizza Express cancels all live venue shows until the spring of 2021

A notice on the Pizza Express Live website under the heading of the ''Temporary Closure of Live …

Published: 24 Oct 2020. Updated: 8 hours ago.

Land and Tear the Fascists Down from Theo Bleckmann and The Westerlies stream

Brilliant vocals-and-brass arranged lament 'Land' performed by Theo Bleckmann and The Westerlies …

Published: 24 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 hours ago.

Most read: Ron and on

Regular round-up of popular stories. 1 Most read this week is the return of the radio column, …

Published: 24 Oct 2020. Updated: 11 hours ago.

Track of the day: It's You or No One performed by Eric Reed and his trio

A second pre-release track, on this latest occasion, 'It's You or No One' drawn from For Such a …

Published: 23 Oct 2020. Updated: 29 hours ago.

London jazz scene in Tier 2 Dalston

On the east London jazz scene in Dalston activity during Tier 2 is currently very limited. On …

Published: 23 Oct 2020. Updated: 34 hours ago.

Channel 4 protest anthem themed jazz show to be screened next week

Part of the Black and Proud Season Channel 4 in partnership with jazz club Ronnie Scott’s celebrate …

Published: 22 Oct 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Benjamin Boone, The Poets are Gathering

An intense and hard-hitting jazz music and poetry collection of imaginations at play in the third …

Published: 22 Oct 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Peru inspires collaborative duo of Manongo Mujica and Terje Evensen

From Paracas Ritual by Manongo Mujica and Terje Evensen, the very still 'Origins' is streaming. …

Published: 22 Oct 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Track of the day: Kamasi Washington, Looking forward

The Kamasi Washington Young Turks album Becoming is to be released on 11 December, Washington's …

Published: 22 Oct 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

TLC, Tootie, Threadgill and Schaap honoured by the National Endowment for the Arts

The USA's greatest jazz honour the NEA Jazz Masters for 2021 are announced as Terri Lyne …

Published: 21 Oct 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

PowerHaus dates for Mary Coughlan

Life Stories by Mary Coughlan recently released is an album for the ages. The Galway-born …

Published: 21 Oct 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Radio review: the Swing and Big Band Show with Clare Teal (BBC Radio 2)

If your idea of jazz is like the classic sounds found in much loved Billy Wilder comedy Some Like …

Published: 21 Oct 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Interview with Gediminas Karkauskas

A great prospect for home listening in these dark days of lostness when for Pandemic-striken …

Published: 20 Oct 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Herbie Hancock to be honoured by PPL and Jazz FM

Fantastic that Herbie Hancock is to be the recipient of this year’s PPL Lifetime Achievement Award …

Published: 20 Oct 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Ocean trio dream jazz – this week

Returning to the Lobero with his Ocean trio for a stream and where Charles Lloyd – saxophone …

Published: 20 Oct 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Banning live music is not the answer

Some countries have reacted in different ways to the Pandemic. Banning live music is not the right …

Published: 19 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Anoushka Nanguy, Ken Mathieson and Corto.Alto are among the winners at the Scottish Jazz Awards

The Scottish Jazz Awards took place last night online hosted by singers Suzanne Bonnar and Luca …

Published: 19 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

2020 Highlight: 'Don't Misunderstand' by Jimmy Heath featuring Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter this year impressed more on his featured spot on Love Letter, the posthumously …

Published: 18 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Blues highlight: 2020 Robert Cray, That's What I Heard

On the blues as a genre, not as a vital part of the languages of jazz which it deep down always is,

Published: 18 Oct 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Matthieu Bordenave, La traversée

Matthieu Bordenave needs time to develop as a headline artist. New material next time, not …

Published: 18 Oct 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Then and now, Ron Carter: 'My Funny Valentine' – sharing this emotion

The double bassist in and what preceded the second great Miles Davis quintet hear Ron Carter on the …

Published: 17 Oct 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Popular over the last week

A warm welcome to you all. Thanks for your interest and continued support. Most read 5 stories over …

Published: 17 Oct 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Tom Lewis Music Week interview

A few of the key passages from Andre Paine of Music Week's interview with Decca's co-MD Tom Lewis …

Published: 16 Oct 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

Peter Bernstein, What Comes Next

Supremely swinging. That's the bouncing 'Simple as That' on What Comes Next by Peter Bernstein. …

Published: 16 Oct 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

Lionel Loueke, HH

The Beninese, US, global scene guitarist-singer-composer-bandleader Lionel Loueke performing the …

Published: 16 Oct 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

Streaming tonight: Soweto Kinch

Inspired by Joe Harriott, Charlie Parker, Ralph Ellison, Common. Mentored as a young player by …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

Jazz musician survey makes for gloomy reading as devastating impact of the pandemic continues to hit

A Jazz Fuel survey finds that as of October 2020, 55 per cent of jazz musicians surveyed said that …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 9 days ago.

Tracks from Patricia Brennan Samurai Hotel studio set Maquishti are streaming

Valley of Search are releasing Maquishti by vibist Patricia Brennan in early-2021. The exquisite …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 9 days ago.

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