Coming up soon.
Loft, Cologne….. Pablo Held 2 March
What a band: Verneri Pohjola on trumpet from Finland, best known for his work with Ilmiliekki Quartet; UK sax giant Julian Argüelles; German pianist Pablo Held possessor of a Jarrett-level technique; Danish bassist Jasper Høiby synonymous with Phronesis; and the great Brad Mehldau trio's Jeff Ballard on drums.
Paradiso, Amsterdam….. Joe Armon Jones 17 Feb
Porgy & Bess, Vienna….. Wayne Krantz/Keith Carlock/Tim Lefebvre, 21 Feb pictured
Krantz (born 1954) hails from Corvallis, Oregon and burst on to the New York scene in the mid-1980s and made his first album as a leader in 1990. He has played with Carla Bley, Billy Cobham, Michael Brecker and Steely Dan.
Zinc, New York….. Benito Gonzalez trio 23 Feb