Helena Summerfield interviews Manchester-based Secret Night Gang (SNG), a soul jazz band started by two friends, saxophonist Callum Connell and vocalist Kemani Anderson, who came up through the Manchester education system. They have just been signed to Brownswood Recordings and one of their tracks has been picked up for use in Grand Theft Auto. LISTEN […]
More than 40 child-friendly gigs are taking place at this year’s Marsden Jazz Festival, including a street parade, live jazz in the woods, and a jazz duck race. The 26th Marsden Jazz Festival, which is being supported by Arts Council England, Yorkshire Water, Charlesworth Estates Ltd and Kirklees Council, will take place between Friday 6 […]
Chance to see acclaimed NY pianist appear with his trio in Manchester.
An astonishing final evening of music at the Ambleside Days tribute to John Taylor.
4 day festival with Dave Holland, Norma Winstone, Tim Garland, James Maddren, Asaf Sirkis, John Helliwell, Gwilym Simcock, Mike Walker, Nikki Iles, Mark Lockheart, Steve Watts, James Maddren and Joe Locke.
I’m going to stop running the LS6 Jazz Night in January 2018. Autumn turns to winter, the waves crash onto the beach and all things succumb to the passage of time. I’ve had a blast, but it’s someone else’s turn now.
Pic: 2016 € 4,000 1st prize winner Nicole Johanntgen (CHE) The 7 Virtual Jazz Club continues to search for new and underexposed jazz talent from the four corners of the world. A grand prize of €4,000 will be awarded to the winner. The 7 Virtual Jazz Club continues its worldwide search for emerging and underrecognized […]
Leeds College of Music is calling for young jazz musicians to take part in Generation Big Band. Now in its second year, the innovative program will bring together three generations of the Yorkshire jazz community, where LCoM alumni, current students and up and coming young musicians will perform together as a band.