What's on coming up across another portion of the Euro jazz club scene

Glance at what's on at these mainland Europe jazz clubs Ben LaMar Gay is at Domicil in Dortmund on 6 July. Joyce Elaine Yuille, photo: top, is on at the Don Lisander restaurant under the auspices of the Blue Note, Milan on 7 July. Cast your …

Published: 28 Jun 2022. Updated: 43 days.

Glance at what's on at these mainland Europe jazz clubs

Cast your minds back to 2015 when Yuille released the terrific Welcome to My World. The New York City-born singer, a former backing singer for Gloria Gaynor, was on the Schema label release joined by an empathetic band on an album of mainly new jazz and soul-flavoured material.

Covers of Donny Hathaway’s ‘Tryin’ Times,’ a song that appeared on 1970’s Everything is Everything, and Marvin Gaye’s ‘It’s Madness’ also featured. Yuille's influences include Sarah Vaughan and Phyllis Hyman, and she has an attractively expressive low toned jazz and soul voice.

  • At the Jazzkeller in Frankfurt the Tony Lakatos Organisation appear on 7 July.

  • In Amsterdam at the Bimhuis the broodingly compelling Pokaz trio, listen top, play on 16 July.

  • In Cologne at the Loft Pablo Held plays on 2 July. Staying in the great German city over at the Stadtgarten pianist Hailu Mergia performs on 22 July.

For more Euro club activity including Stockholm and Berlin dates read on

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Louise Dodds: Scott's, Belfast - Friday, 8.30pm

Appearing at the pianist Scott Flanigan's weekly jazz club Scott's located in the nowadays fashionable Ballyhackamore district of Belfast this week is Scottish singer Louise Dodds playing with the house trio led by Flanigan who himself has been a …

Published: 28 Jun 2022. Updated: 43 days.

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Appearing at the pianist Scott Flanigan's weekly jazz club Scott's located in the nowadays fashionable Ballyhackamore district of Belfast this week is Scottish singer Louise Dodds playing with the house trio led by Flanigan who himself has been a regular for years at Belfast's groundbreaking nightly jazz spot, the hotel restaurant jazz venue Berts over in the Cathedral Quarter.

The Edinburgh-based singer's The Story Needs an Ending was released in the spring, Dodds' first album in nearly a decade. Her airy unadorned voice could lend itself to a range of other musics but heard in a jazz trio setting her own originals find a natural home. On the album the great Scottish National Jazz Orchestra drummer Alyn Cosker is at the kit.

It has been a groundbreaking 12 months for Scottish jazz with the breakthough success of the soulful Georgia Cécile the chief talking point among many. Dodds is a different kind of singer, the songs just as intimate, but more singer-songwritery and reminiscent of Irish singer Aoife Doyle a bit or even Dodds' fellow Scot, Eddi Reader.

Dodds is not an experimental singer you'd think on some songs. But consider again as layers of complexity present themself that emerge from behind a mask that traverse heartbreak, loss and what comes next. A wistful song such as 'Every Hue' takes the road less travelled and was one of the highlights of the springtime release whereas 'Inside' and 'This Is Where I Leave You' find Dodds improvising to scat. It is even more interesting the more out that Dodds goes. Tickets and info

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