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    • Terence Blanchard gets down up north for first Jazz Directors Series

      Tuesday 30-08-2016 11:10

      Terence Blanchard gets down up north for first Jazz Directors Series Multi-Grammy Award winning trumpeter and film composer Terence Blanchard is set to pay an extended visit to the north of England when he sets out on a series of dates this September with The Inner City Ensemble, which will feature young musicians drawn from...

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    • Rudy Van Gelder 02/11/1924 – 25/08/2016

      Friday 26-08-2016 11:44

      Rudy Van Gelder 02/11/1924 – 25/08/2016The news of recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder’s passing at the age of 91 on the morning of 25 August will be felt by the whole jazz community. This is a rarity for someone who was essentially one of the backroom boys of the music. Yet since the 1940s, when...

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    • Bitch ’n’ Monk roll up for Rich Mix album launch

      Friday 26-08-2016 11:15

      Bitch ’n’ Monk roll up for Rich Mix album launchExperimental London-based duo Bitch ’n’ Monk – aka Heidi Heidelberg (lead vocals, guitars, percussion) and Mauricio Velasierra (Quena, Sikus, Mozeño, vocals) – are set to release their highly-charged debut album We Are Peering Over on 30 September, with an...

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    • Saxophonist Trygve Seim shines at Oslo Jazz Fest

      Thursday 25-08-2016 14:44

      Saxophonist Trygve Seim shines at Oslo Jazz Fest  A fascinating ‘off-piste’ event at this densely packed six-day programme is a visit to Rainbow studio in an unprepossessing suburb of the Norwegian capital. A tour of the ‘live’ room and control booth in the company of master engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug is a...

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    • Duncan Eagles takes Ram Jam Club to new dimensions

      Thursday 25-08-2016 09:58

      Duncan Eagles takes Ram Jam Club to new dimensions Saxophonist Duncan Eagles is set to present a new weekly night at the Ram Jam Club at the Grey Horse pub in Kingston Upon Thames under the banner of Inventions & Dimensions. The venue has long hosted jazz nights and was where Eagles first launched his...

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    • Toots Thielemans (29 April 1922 – 22 August 2016)

      Monday 22-08-2016 15:06

      Toots Thielemans (29 April 1922 – 22 August 2016)In music, the award for the “most famous Belgian” probably goes to Jacques Brel, unless you count the birthplace of Django Reinhardt who was a member of the traveller community. It was Reinhardt who inspired Belgian-born Jean-Baptiste 'Toots' Thielemans in...

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    • Sloth Racket Autumn 2016 tour announced

      Monday 22-08-2016 14:47

      Sloth Racket Autumn 2016 tour announced  Genre-splitting UK heavy-hitters Sloth Racket stash their backpacks and hit the highroad for an Autumn tour following the release of their mightily impressive self-released debut, Triptych. Go see the incendiary quintet of Cath Roberts (baritone sax), Sam...

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    • Miles smiles at the latest Bootleg Series Vol 5: Freedom Jazz Dance

      Thursday 18-08-2016 15:35

      Miles smiles at the latest Bootleg Series Vol 5: Freedom Jazz DanceThe latest volume of the Columbia/Legacy’s Grammy award winning Miles Davis Bootleg Series, Miles Davis Quintet Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series Vol 5, has just been announced for release on 21 October, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the October...

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    • Kurt Elling says OKeh

      Wednesday 17-08-2016 12:35

      Kurt Elling says OKeh  Hot on the heels of his recent collaborative album with saxophonist Branford Marsalis, Upward Spiral, released on OKeh/Sony Music masterworks, the multi Grammy award-winning jazz singer and composer Kurt Elling has signed to OKeh. The acclaimed singer, who...

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    • It's not just mums that love Iceland: Einar Scheving and John Hollenbeck at Jazzhatid Reykjavik

      Wednesday 17-08-2016 11:55

      It's not just mums that love Iceland: Einar Scheving and John Hollenbeck at Jazzhatid Reykjavik  Displayed in shop windows all over the Icelandic capital Reykjavik are large format pictures of the footballers who made the nation proud at this year’s European Championship, as England, victims of these hardy giant killers, know only too well. And the...

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