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Brilliant Corners 2016

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Brilliant Corners 2016
Various venues
jny:Belfast, N. Ireland
March 5-12, 2016

Another Brilliant Corners, a few more brilliant corners. Belfast's fledgling international jazz festival may only be in its fourth year but already it feels like an established part of the city's vibrant cultural landscape, a date in the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

David Lyttle at The MAC

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David Lyttle
The MAC
jny:Belfast
January 22, 2016

The soft launch of Brilliant Corners 2016 (March 5-12) took place in Belfast's multi-million pound arts centre, The MAC, and featured Northern Ireland's internationally acclaimed drummer/composer David Lyttle--Moving On Music's Artist-In Residence at The MAC for 2016. The venue, however, was not ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Sheila Jordan: Now's The Time

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Sheila Jordan, one of the last great jazz vocalists from the bebop era turns eighty six on 18 November. Happy Birthday Sheila! There's much to celebrate. The Pennsylvanian-born singer's remarkable life story has just been published--the first complete biography to cover Jordan's life and career in detail. Written by Ellen Johnson over seven years, Jazz Child: ...

Tommy Smith/Brian Kellock: Whispering of the Stars

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Tommy Smith is known best for his directorship of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. The group has emerged as one of the finest of big bands with offerings like the classic In the Spirit of Duke (Spartacus records, 2013), a tribute to Duke Ellington, Rhapsody In Blue (Spartacus Records, 2006), an extended and stunning remake of ...

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: In the Spirit of Duke

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It had long been saxophonist Tommy Smith's dream to perform and record a live concert of music written by or associated with the great Duke Ellington. As leader of the acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Smith set about making that dream come true, and in October 2012 it happened, as an enthusiastic audience saw and heard ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Uk's Newest Vocal Jazz Event Within The World's Biggest Arts Festival

Uk's Newest Vocal Jazz Event Within The World's Biggest Arts Festival

THE BRITISH VOCAL JAZZ FESTIVAL Live at Le Monde (16 George Street, Edinburgh) Aug 5-6 - CAROL KIDD sings Cole Porter, with BRIAN KELLOCK Aug 7 - IAN SHAW sings Joni Mitchell Aug 8 - GWYNETH HERBERT - new album launch: Sea Cabinet Aug 12 - NIKI KING & HER BAND: Duke Ellington Songbook Aug 13-14 - CLARE TEAL: The Divas and ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

2011 British Parliamentary Jazz Awards Are Announced

2011 British Parliamentary Jazz Awards Are Announced

On May 18 the Terrace Bar of the House of Commons played host to the 2011 Parliamentary Jazz Awards—the seventh such awards, sponsored by PPL. Hosted by broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, many MPs, peers and renowned jazz musicians were present on the night including Jamie Cullum, Dame Cleo Laine and Lord David Steel of Aikwood. The awards ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Vibraphonist Jim Hart Nominated For Musician Of The Year In Parlimentary Jazz Awards

Vibraphonist Jim Hart Nominated For Musician Of The Year In Parlimentary Jazz Awards

Brian Kellock, Django Bates and Jim Hart have been nominated for musician of the year in this year's Parliamentary Jazz Awards, one of the most prestigious set of jazz awards on the UK jazz calendar, while Bates also picks up a second nomination in the album of the year category, this time vying with John Turville, ...