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 they had no live performances scheduled for 2021. ''This figure,'' Jazz Fuel continues, ''rose to 73 per cent in the US and dropped to 48 per cent in …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 days.

A Jazz Fuel survey finds that as of October 2020, 55 per cent of jazz musicians surveyed said that they had no live performances scheduled for 2021. ''This figure,'' Jazz Fuel continues, ''rose to 73 per cent in the US and dropped to 48 per cent in Europe.'' Some 61 per cent of jazz musicians surveyed said that their 2020 income would be at least 50 per cent lower than in 2019, with 30 per cent calculating that it would be more than 75 per cent less.

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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 'Sonnet' is streaming. One of two tracks available heralding the 15 January release; the second 'Magic Square' sounds as if it joins the dots between …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 6 days.

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Valley of Search are releasing Maquishti by vibist Patricia Brennan in early-2021. The exquisite 'Sonnet' is streaming. One of two tracks available heralding the 15 January release; the second 'Magic Square' sounds as if it joins the dots between say Lofty Fake Anagram-period Gary Burton and Thelonious Monk, an intimation of 'Blue Monk' for a split second sprung to mind like a halo. All originals of the Mexico-born musician and composer who is debuting and whose playing credits include Meredith Monk, Theo Bleckmann, Jon Irabagon, Scott Robinson, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Gilmore and Mary Halvorson, the album is a 2018 solo vibes/marimba studio recording made at the Samurai Hotel Recording Studio in New York city. One to look forward to. Photo: via Valley of Search