Entartete Musik @ The Globe, Newcastle - Jan. 28
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by Lance
12h ago
(© Pam)Graham Hardy (trumpet); Faye MacCalman (tenor sax, clarinet); Jason Holcomb (trombone); Emma Fisk (violin); Jamie McCredie (guitar); Andy Champion (double bass); Abbie Finn (drums)This Brundíbar Arts Festival presentation was something of a departure, this being the first jazz concert to feature in the festival's programming. In his opening remarks, MC Jason Holcomb acknowledged the ..read more
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Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle - Jan. 27
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by Lance
15h ago
Merlin Roxby (piano)Following his public performance debut in November, Merlin Roxby returned to Prohibition Bar to play a further selection of ragtime numbers. In his twenties, Merlin is one of very few young pianists exploring the form. Sitting at the the recently tuned house upright, Merlin began to play. Over the course of two one hour sets, Merlin didn't say a word. We have a shy, retiring ..read more
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Zoë Gilby Quartet @ The Gala, Durham - Jan. 27
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by Lance
16h ago
(© B. Ebbatson)Zoë Gilby (vocals); Mark Williams (guitar); Andy Champion (double bass); John Bradford (drums)The first lunchtime jazz concert of the year attracted a full house. The Gala's studio space has hosted many performances featuring Zoë Gilby and this afternoon's concert sold out some time ago. The concert programme listed nine selections: four standards, three re-titled Tom Harrell ..read more
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Album review: Markus Rutz - Storybook
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by Lance
19h ago
Markus Rutz (trumpet); Sharel Cassity (sax); Adrian Ruiz (piano); Kurt Schweitz/Samuel Peters (bass); Kyle Swan (drums); Kyle Asche (guitar on 3 tks).An interesting concept album by a fine Chicago based trumpet player and composer who, on this his sixth album, charts his musical journey from the past to the present in the form of original compositions along with his arrangements of some modern ..read more
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Mark Toomey Quartet @ Dorman’s Jazz Club, Middlesbrough - Jan. 26
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by Lance
1d ago
Mark Toomey (alto sax); Jeremy McMurray (piano); Peter Ayton (bass guitar); Paul Smith (drums). Expectations were high for a night of first class jazz from our first guest band of the year - a quartet comprising some of the best jazz musicians in the area. Mark's up tempo composition, Riff Raff, set the style for the night with solos all round and showing just how well these experienced ..read more
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Adrian Cox Quintet @ Crazy Coqs, London - Jan. 26
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1d ago
Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals); Denny Ilett (guitar); Joe Webb (piano); Tom Farmer (double bass); Shaney Forbes (drums)A second night at Piccadilly's Crazy Coqs. The 'house full' signs went up several weeks ago and little wonder given that the evening was to feature showman par excellence, Adrian Cox's Wonderful World of Clarinet concert presentation. Taking to the stage with his A-list band ..read more
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Album review: The Fresh Sound Ensemble – Common Threads
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by Lance
2d ago
Sam Braysher (alto sax); Ronan Perrett (alto sax, clarinet); Alex Merritt, Adele Sauros (tenor sax); Alex Hitchcock (tenor sax, soprano sax); Michael Chillingworth (tenor sax, bass clarinet); Steve Fishwick (trumpet); Tom Ollendorff (guitar); John Turville (piano); Conor Chaplin (bass); Jay Davis (drums).The Fresh Sounds New Talent label has been going for 30 years now and, in celebration, label ..read more
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Tcha Limberger @ Crazy Coqs, London - Jan. 25
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by Lance
2d ago
Tcha Limberger (violin, vocals); Dave Kelbie (guitar); Sebastien Girardot (double bass) & guest John Kelly (guitar)In 2016 Tcha Limberger graced the stage at Sage Gateshead. On that occasion the Belgian violinist performed alongside his Budapest Gypsy Orchestra. Virtuosic, huge ovation, quite memorable. Six years on, the Manouche violinist made a flying visit to London, this time in the company ..read more
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The London Django Collective @ The Piano Bar, Soho, London - Jan. 25
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2d ago
Kourosh Kanani (guitar); Kit Massey (violin); Ducato Petrowski (guitar); Marcus Penrose (double bass)A first visit for BSH to the the Piano Bar in Soho. Located just off Dean Street, a discreet door to a townhouse, press the bell (no.16) and wait. Once ushered inside, show proof of a reservation and you're escorted to a table. Dimly lit, table service, London prices, the 'first house' would ..read more
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New Website Showcases Jazz from North East England and Beyond
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by Lance
2d ago
(Press release) jazzonthetyne.org, the new Jazz on the Tyne website gives audiences everywhere the chance to listen to and interact with the radio show dedicated to jazz in North East England. Since 2019, Colin Muirhead has presented Jazz on the Tyne on Hive Radio.  A new, dedicated website provides a simple way of accessing all episodes of the programme, and getting in touch with the show.https ..read more
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