Oh Ramona it's not 1934 any more but hey the Marlbank pick of the gigs to get a kick out of this week regardless

Frank Harrison Zefferillis Ambleside today Pianist Harrison first burst on to the scene more widely with the Gilad Atzmon Orient House Ensemble, a band that also once included the Sons of Kemet drummer Eddie Hick Georgie Fame and the Guy Barker …

Published: 4 Sep 2022. Updated: 23 days.

Frank Harrison Zefferillis Ambleside today

Pianist Harrison first burst on to the scene more widely with the Gilad Atzmon Orient House Ensemble, a band that also once included the Sons of Kemet drummer Eddie Hick

Georgie Fame and the Guy Barker Big Band Ronnie Scott's Soho Monday-Saturday

Soho institution Swinging Sixties pop star legendary Mose Allison influenced singer and fabulous organist Georgie here with a stellar big band led by trumpeter Guy Barker who tradition has it leads the gala opening vocals night of the London Jazz Festival each year in November

Trish Clowes 606 Chelsea Tuesday

A breakthrough year in 2022 for saxophonist Trish Clowes saw the release of A View with a Room which introduced Clowes to US audiences given its appearance on trumpeter Dave Douglas' Greenleaf label. It proved a cerebral listen full of subtlety and complexity in quartet mode containing a punchy, circuitous momentum pushed on determinedly by drummer James Maddren with spiky piano accompaniment from Ross Stanley and guitarist Chris Montague. Sentimentality was banished, more an urgency on the title track for instance and on the thoughtful 'Morning Song' Clowes also showed her mastery of space and time

Extended Family Band + James Allsopp/Mark Sanders Duo Hexagon/MAC, Birmingham Thursday

Stunning reedist James Allsopp is by himself alone worth the trip to Birmingham

Amy Gadiaga Ninety One Living Room Brick Lane Thursday

New generation bassist and singer Amy Gadiaga heard last year with All Day Breakfast Cafe is a still fairly new artist to discover this week in relaxed circumstances in front of a mostly twenty and thirtysomething east London crowd

Deelee Dubé Peggy's Skylight Nottingham Friday

Singer Dubé's Trying Times in 2020 was produced by Kenny Garrett pianist Benito Gonzalez and provded how outstandingly real a classic jazz voice the singer is custodian of. The first British recipient of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Award Dubé gathered a very starry cast of top US players including the quondam Diana Krall guitarist Russell Malone, Gonzalez and a horn section for the record. Yet all receded as the singer seized the day to formidable effect. A very understated singer fundamentally yet who has power and interpretative resource bubbling up and so much to share that's her gift

Darragh Hennessy trio Scott's Belfast Friday

The latest running of pianist Scott Flanigan's east Belfast weekly jazz club hosts fellow keyboardist pianist/organist Hennessy three years on from the Dublin scenester surfaced with Duchenne Smile

Doncaster Jazz Orchestra Crookes Social Club Sheffield Sunday

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Coltrane's Sound, Here's to Life and Christmas Classics figure in the new season of the Jazz FM Classic Album Series to be recorded later this month at the Hampstead Jazz Club

Emma Rawicz, Claire Martin and Dave Koz are the artists choosing their classic albums in the upcoming new season at the Hampstead Jazz Club. The evenings involve panel discussions and live performance in front of an audience for future broadcast on …

Published: 3 Sep 2022. Updated: 23 days.

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Emma Rawicz, Claire Martin and Dave Koz are the artists choosing their classic albums in the upcoming new season at the Hampstead Jazz Club. The evenings involve panel discussions and live performance in front of an audience for future broadcast on Jazz FM.

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A publicist for David Bowie and veteran of the sadly much decimated UK music press broadcaster Jonathan Wingate, above in the bowels of the wonderfully atmospheric club, chairs the panel discussion at the upcoming Jazz FM classic albums gigs. Photo: marlbank

Talk of the jazz parish revelatory saxophonist Rawicz chooses the Nesuhi Ertegun produced John Coltrane album Coltrane's Sound (Atlantic, 1964) in the first of the Mike Vitti produced presentations on 13 September to be hosted by Magic Radio's Emma B with once again regular Dotun Adebeyo Show BBC 5 Live broadcaster ace banterer Jonathan Wingate in the chair alongside the artists and guest hacks who join the panel as the flâneurs proceed to discuss the records live in front of an audience in restaurateur Mayank Patel's Duke of Hamilton pub basement boîte.

Rawicz, like Martin a winner at the Parlies this year, will be performing with the Acoustic Ladyland and Curios pianist jazz-rocker Tom Cawley, bassist Oli Hayhurst and the cult Spin Marvel and Krononaut drummer Martin France.

The great singer Claire Martin chooses Shirley Horn's Here's To Life (Verve, 1992) in the series planned for 20 September - Horn, a huge influence on Claire, and one of the very few singers Miles Davis rated and collaborated with. Claire will be performing accompanied by much streamed pianist Rob Barron.

If the Rawicz selection is the hors d'oeuvre and the Horn the main course the cheese board is provided by Mariah Carey-of-the-yule saxist Dave Koz who hot foots it to New End to discuss the art of the ditty in an evening hosted by the great singer Ian Shaw. Koz doesn't take himself too seriously and appeared in a very amusing cameo worth perusing guesting with runaway ragtime poppets Postmodern Jukebox on a rollicking version of the pride of Bushey George Michael's 'Careless Whisper'. Wonderful Jo Harrop, one of last year's biggest vocals success stories returning after The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album triumph with Alex Webb at last year's Classic Album appearance, joins Koz on the night for a live performance - the gig is on 30 September.

See the Hampstead jazz club site for tickets to the recordings

Claire Martin, top. Photo: press