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Andy Davies quartet, Ronnie Scott's upstairs

Switching between trumpet, flugelhorn and pocket trumpet Andy Davies was on 'grandiose' form last night at the weekly Ronnie's jazz jam upstairs. The affable porkpie hat waistcoat-and-bow tie-wearing Welshman has...

Published: 12 Mar 2020. Updated: 18 days ago.

Xhosa Cole quartet, Vortex, London

Themed around the Larry Young Blue Note album Unity released in 1966 delivered in the second set of the concert tenor saxophonist Xhosa Cole cut a tall, dapper presence dressed...

Published: 11 Mar 2020. Updated: 18 days ago.

Kobe trio, Andersons, Sligo

Opening for the Linley Hamilton quintet last night at Andersons in Sligo The Kobe Trio played selections from their debut album Kobe. The trio, who place the emphasis strongly on...

Published: 6 Mar 2020. Updated: 23 days ago.

Linley Hamilton quintet, Brilliant Corners festival, Black Box, Belfast

The album’s called For the Record. And, for the record, this Black Box showcase joins the list of the most memorable nights yet at this celebrated venue. Hard luck if...

Published: 5 Mar 2020. Updated: 25 days ago.

Rafał Szydłowski guests with The Good Noise

Polish electric violinist Rafał Szydłowski was a surprise very welcome guest last night at the latest appearance of The Good Noise at Enniskillen pub the Lough Inn. An active performer...

Published: 29 Feb 2020. Updated: 30 days ago.

Saleem Raman impresses

Last year one of the most congenial jazz spots that I managed to check out in a long while was a pub in Highgate, north London, called the Woodman where...

Published: 11 Feb 2020. Updated: 12 days ago.