Neil Charles to stream from Cafe Oto

Bassist Neil Charles, the original Empirical bassist appearing on their groundbreaking self-titled Destin-e label 2007 debut and last heard by this blog a year ago playing a mix of grindcore and experimental jazz in Bethnal Green as one third of …

Published: 2 Dec 2020. Updated: 17 months.

Julian Joseph honoured with an Ivors Academy Fellowship

Among the winners of the Ivors Composer awards announced last night on BBC Radio 3 were Renell Shaw’s ‘The Vision They Had’ receiving the award for Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble for this work commissioned by the Vortex Jazz Club. The Jazz …

Published: 2 Dec 2020. Updated: 17 months.

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Among the winners of the Ivors Composer awards announced last night on BBC Radio 3 were Renell Shaw’s ‘The Vision They Had’ receiving the award for Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble for this work commissioned by the Vortex Jazz Club. The Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble winner was Charlie Bates for ‘Crepuscule.’

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Trumpeter Yazz Ahmed won a special award for Innovation. Composer Julian Joseph becomes an Ivors Academy Fellow, the Academy’s highest honour.

Full list of winners: further details