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Meg Morley Trio at 606 Club

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Meg Morley Trio, and the Will Sach Band from the Royal Academy of Music
606 Club
April 10, 2018

Underground in Chelsea's cosy and rustic 606 Club, Meg Morley performed her trio's debut album, Can't Get Started, alongside Richard Sadler on double bass and Emiliano Caroselli on drums. The Australian ...


Dhevdhas Nair

I grew up listening to a wide variety of music. My mother, who was Indian, loved Beethoven Bach and Mozart, my dad who was English, was into Wagner, Bach, the Beatles, and Indian classical music. When I was a kid he used to take me to the all night Indian music concerts at the Albert Hall in London which had a big effect on me. Not just absorbing the form of the music, which starts slowly without rhythm, drawing you in in a psychologically expert way, and the virtuosity of the playing, but also observing the unique atmosphere in the hall, the relaxed but focused attention of the audience


Gilad Atzmon And The Orient House Ensemble at The Vortex Jazz Club

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Gilad Atzmon And The Orient House Ensemble
Vortex Jazz Club
March 23, 2018

The show was not called “The Music Of Trane," nor even “The Compositions Of Trane," but rather “The Spirit Of Trane." John Coltrane's soul has transcended this earthly realm and ascended beyond even our ...

Vladimira Krckova

Vladimíra Krčková is a singer, actress, composer, lyricist; sings and writes modern jazz with elements of contemporary classical music (although French chanson, South American music, blues and pop aren't foreign to her). In 2015, Ms Krckova wrote and directed her first official music video 'Your Aura On My Lips' and is currently working on her second music video that will have a format of a short film and will be released 2018. It is important to say she possesses a perfect vocal technique and an outstanding vocal range. It is unbelievable what a high quality can such a fragile young Czech lady offer together with such lightness, nature and clarity


Piano Phenomenon Matthew Whitaker To Play Intimate UK Dates

Piano Phenomenon Matthew Whitaker To Play Intimate UK Dates

Young American Piano Phenomenon Plays Exclusive UK Live Shows Sixteen year old US pianist and musical prodigy Matthew Whitaker will visit the UK in April 2018 to play two intimate and exclusive live shows in Milton Keynes and London. First discovering a keyboard at three years old and self-teaching himself the Hammond organ from the age of nine, ...


Derek Bailey // Three Presences at Cafe Oto

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Simon H. Fell, Mark Wastell, Alex Ward
Derek Bailey // Three Presences
Cafe Oto
March 2, 2018

Many people will have done a double-take upon seeing this evening in the Café Oto programme. Over twelve years after the much-loved guitarist Derek Bailey died on Christmas Day 2005, he seemed to be ...


Trish Clowes at Mermaid Arts Centre

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Trish Clowes
Mermaid Arts Centre
Bray, Ireland
February 9, 2018

Almost five years had passed since saxophonist/composer Trish Clowes' only previous gig in Ireland, at the Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2013. Since then, Clowes has released a couple of well-received albums and was selected as a BBC Radio ...


The NJE at Indo, Whitechapel

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Indo, Whitechapel
January 30, 2018

There has been a drinking establishment at 133 Whitechapel Road, east London, since the eighteenth century. A music license was first obtained in 1856 when the site was rebuilt after fire damage. Now a narrow bar, bookended by stained glass ...


Mark Cherrie Quartet: Joining The Dots

Mark Cherrie Quartet:  Joining The Dots

‘"A great musician in his own right and a great steel pannist." –Jazz FM From the artist himself: “My earliest memories of the steel pan were watching my father playing with the Russ Henderson Trio. Russ and my father (Ralph Cherrie) had arrived in the UK from Trinidad in the mid 1950's and quickly found that they ...


Music From Out There, In Here: 25 Years Of The London Jazz Festival

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Music From Out There, In Here: 25 Years Of The London Jazz Festival
Emma Webster, George McKay
136 Pages
University Of East Anglia

There was a time when London had more jazz festivals than you could shake a stick at. Most, however, have disappeared, leaving the London Jazz Festival, ...