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LJF Reviews: Daily Mirror
by Serious Events / London Jazz Festival on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 15:26  PDF version
A glowing 5* review on Lucinda Williams' weekend at the Royal Festival Hall... "Lucinda Williams and her band played nearly four hours of the best live music you'll hear anywhere in the world." Full review here.
LJF Reviews: The Evening Standard
by Serious Events / London Jazz Festival on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 15:24  PDF version
Ravi Coltrane 4* - "The set-closer, Countdown, was one of his father's fiercest workouts, a labyrinthine version of the old Miles Davis standard, Tune Up. Ravi ripped through it as to the manner born." Full review here. Sonny Rollins 5* -  "From the moment he began to play, that uniquely warm, husky and monstrously wide tenor-...
Vote for Garioch Jazz in Galaxy Chocolate
by Scottish Jazz Federation on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 15:18  PDF version
The Garioch Jazz Club are requesting your help to win an award from Galaxy Chocolate. They are offering an award of £300 for community based projects and their secretary, Ian Crighton has applied to bring Jazz to the local retirement homes during the Jazz Festival. To show you support visit their profile on: http://www.hotgalaxywarmheart.com/fund/...
Made in Scotland deadline Fri 15 Feb
by Scottish Jazz Federation on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 15:16  PDF version
Made in Scotland is a showcase of some of the latest dance and theatre productions from Scotland during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It is a joint initiative between the Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Creative Scotland - supported by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund to raise the...
Blue Monday with Tommy Smith 2013
by Scottish Jazz Federation on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 15:14  PDF version
This Monday evening will see the first graduates from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's pioneering Jazz programme; in this two set concert, Professor Tommy Smith presents the upcoming stars of the next generation featuring some classic jazz standards from Miles, Monk, Rollins, Corea and Cedar Walton. The concert takes place - Monday 14...
BRECON JAZZ 2013 PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 2013!
by Brecon Jazz on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 15:08  PDF version
It’s been just over 3 months since this year’s Brecon Jazz Festival. Whilst things may have gone quiet we have been busy working on the event for 2013, where we’ve been planning an expanded program from 2013 and aiming to make the festival bigger and better. Our aim is to announce the program and go on sale late February, so watch this...
TJH 2012 ON AIR
by Tampere Jazz Happening on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:54  PDF version
The first live recording from Tampere Jazz Happening 2012 on Yle Radio 1:  Jazzradio Live! Gerry Hemingway Quintet (available until 13 January 2013).
FULL HOUSES AT FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
by Tampere Jazz Happening on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:53  PDF version
Friends of jazz found their way to Tampere Jazz Happening on the first weekend of November. Majority of the concerts were sold out. The 31st Happening featured 26 bands, more than 120 musicians, and 17 different nationalities. The programme presented a broad range of jazz and numerous international stars took the stage. The Gerry Hemingway...
Slo Motive to Tallinn
by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:48  PDF version
Three distinguished musicians of the Finnish music scene have teamed up for this trio. Slo Motive was founded by the charismatic lead singer Sanni Orasmaa. Other members of the trio are the keyboard wizard Kari Ikonen and the percussion maker, player and sound creator Mamba Assefa. All members have extensive careers in improvised music both on a national...
Verneri Pohjola Quartet to top the year with the “Ancient History” tour
by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:46  PDF version
Trumpet player Verneri Pohjola ranks among the success stories of the young Finnish jazz generation. He recently signed a lengthy deal with the influential German record label ACT, who kicked off 2012 in style by releasing Pohjola’s latest album, “Ancient History”. On the side of the versatile trumpeter the quartet features front-row...

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