Review by Robbie Fearon Birmingham Town Hall 21-05-2017 When Terri Lyne Carrington put the original Mosaic Project (Concord Jazz) together in 2011, it featured a rotating cast of all-star female jazz musicians. The project’s second album from 2015 was in… Read More ›
In the end it’s the overall mix of great ensemble playing and strong soloing that make this such a satisfying listen Source: LondonJazz: CD REVIEW: Tom Haines & the Birmingham Jazz Orchestra – Live
LondonJazz: NEWS/PREVIEW: The Warwickshire jazz scene gets lively (Winstone at Leamington 1 May; Garland at Kenilworth 19 May)
The little, local, volunteer-run jazz club is alive and well in Warwickshire, where there are regular gatherings in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa, as well as a refreshed jazz programme in the county’s prinicipal city, courtesy of Jazz Coventry. There… Read More ›
Our resident in the English Midlands, Editor-at-Large Peter Bacon, makes his pick of the April gigs worth travelling for. Source: LondonJazz: PREVIEW: Ten choice April gigs in the English Midlands
The English South Coast, where Londoners of yore went for therapy. Though they didn’t call it that in them days. Today, this therapeutic easing of the January blues comes in the form of top quality jazz… My news piece is… Read More ›
The online listings guide resulted, Sarah tells me, from “one of those four o’clock in the morning panic moments: how am I going to know what’s on now that there’s no Jazz In London any more?” I’ve been talking to… Read More ›
As an introduction to what is going on in the English Midlands I will be giving LJN readers a brief summing-up of each month’s live highlights with variations regarding location, though generally I’ll be concentrating on the West Midlands and… Read More ›
Welcome to 2017 and to a farewell of sorts – not so much a goodbye as an au revoir. I’ll be keeping this site going as an occasional pop-up for personal reflections and the odd jazz review (as well as its… Read More ›
He digs, ya dig? And we’re not talking just jazz here. Who is Garry Corbett’s latest Stolen Moments subject? Find out HERE.
If you missed the marvellous Gorillabot at Pilgrimage at the Hare & Hounds last night, never mind – they are here. Let the dancing commence.
… and the nifty snow that lovely WordPress offers is falling once more. That must mean it’s December, month of The Festive 50. And in fact this will be The Final Festive 50. It’s all change here at thejazzbreakfast in… Read More ›
The hugely-talented and enterprising saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes created a festival without musical boundaries called Emulsion, and she is bringing it to Birmingham in January. She already has substantial backing for the project to go ahead but she wants… Read More ›
Find out who said these words. He’s the subject of the latest in Garry Corbett’s series Stolen Moments. It’s HERE.
It can be a gruelling climb for young jazz musicians trying to make a career in this music. That’s where the Take Five scheme, started by the Serious organisation and now in its 12th year, comes in. It provides a… Read More ›