Live Reviews

Daily articles carefully curated by the All About Jazz staff. Read our popular and future articles.

LIVE REVIEWS

London Jazz Composers Orchestra 50 Year Anniversary

Read "London Jazz Composers Orchestra 50 Year Anniversary" reviewed by John Sharpe

London Jazz Composers Orchestra Alchemia and Manggha Museum Krakow, Poland March 6-8, 2020 Intro Fifty years and counting. One of the most important larger bands in European jazz, The London Jazz Composers Orchestra celebrated its golden anniversary over three days in Krakow which culminated in a triumphant performance of “Harmos." Long a staple of the LJCO repertoire, with its beautiful melody, it's one of leader Barry Guy's most approachable works. This rendition was powerful ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Live From The New Adelphi Club: Morcheeba, Rev Magnetic, Amy LaVere, Will Sexton & Eugene Ripper

Read "Live From The New Adelphi Club: Morcheeba, Rev Magnetic, Amy LaVere, Will Sexton & Eugene Ripper" reviewed by Martin Longley

Morcheeba The New Adelphi Club Hull, England January 29, 2020 As part of Independent Venue Week, the Adelphi presented a few shows from higher profile acts, clustered into a week of condensed action. Morcheeba, the prime trip-hop band who have another period of increased (rescheduled) touring activity looming, easily sold out all the tickets for this intimate space. Crowded, but still blessed with good sightlines. Morcheeba were powerful in presence, but relaxed ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz In Paris

Read "Jazz In Paris" reviewed by Martin McFie

Various VenuesParis, France March 11-15, 2020 jny:Paris is a timeless and beautiful city, uniform in its Hausmann architecture and relaxed in its easy, cool charm. Not all jazz clubs here have the same presentation. These are some of the clubs and the styles of music being presented live in the city. Sunset-Sunside is two jazz clubs in the same building in rue des Lombards, (metro Chatelet), fronted by a terrace. It was founded ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence At Middle C Jazz

Read "Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence At Middle C Jazz" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence Middle C Jazz Charlotte, NC March 13, 2020 Drummer/composer/bandleader Joe Barna brought his band Sketches of Influence to Middle C Jazz (a recently opened jazz club in Charlotte, NC) to record a live album on March 13-14, 2020. Barna had come down from upstate New York to check out the club when it opened, and knew he wanted to be part of the family. Like everyone else, neither he ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Charles Rosen's 8-Bit Big Band with special guest Grace Kelly merges video game themes with jazz orchestra

Read "Charles Rosen's 8-Bit Big Band with special guest Grace Kelly merges video game themes with jazz orchestra" reviewed by Doug Hall

Charlie Rosen's 8-Bit Big Band with special guest Grace Kelly Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA March 1, 2020 When you think about video game themes, the word “jazz" does not easily come to mind. However, on March 1st at the Berklee Performance Center, Charlie Rosen, “gamer," multi-instrumentalist and orchestral composer/arranger brought the two together with his 30+ piece jazz orchestra, the 8-Bit Big Band. He wowed an audience spanning the generations from pre-Nintendo to xBox. ...

LIVE REVIEWS

The 33rd Annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert

Read "The 33rd Annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

The 2020 Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert Carnegie Hall New York, NY February 26, 2020 On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, New York City's Carnegie Hall was alive with a Tibetan flair as it hosted the 33rd Annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert featuring an all-star lineup of artists. Philip Glass; the Patti Smith Band; Iggy Pop; Matt Berninger of the National; Sandra Oh; Phoebe Bridgers; Margo Price; the Tibetan Monks; Bettye LaVette; Laurie Anderson; Rubin ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Squeeze with special guest KT Tunstall at Madison Square Garden

Read "Daryl Hall & John Oates and Squeeze with special guest KT Tunstall at Madison Square Garden" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Squeeze with special guest KT Tunstall Madison Square Garden New York, NY February 28, 2020 Daryl Hall & John Oates have been making music together for over 50 years. Their friendship was forged in 1967 and their collaboration dates back to 1969. The duo released their debut album, Whole Oates, (Atlantic Records) in 1972. By the 1980s, Hall & Oates, as many call them, had become veritable hit-making machine, ...


ENGAGE!

Enter our contest giveaways

Contest Giveaways

Enter our contests with a single button click and win a chance at albums or concert tickets.

Contest Guidelines

Reader's Poll: Have a favorite record label or labels? Let us know.

Favorite Record Labels Poll

From legendary labels like Blue Note and Verve to independent imprints, vote for your favorites.

More Polls

Livestresm at Jazz Near You

Publisher's Desk

Have an upcoming livestream event? Upload it to Jazz Near You. Learn more here.

MORE POSTS

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.