Liverpool Jazz Festival 2016


Steve Gadd Francis Graham-Dixon talks to the drummer who prompted Phil Collins to respond to the famous light-bulb question 'Ten. And then another ten to talk about how Steve Gadd would have done it'

Profiles Saxophonist Nicole Johänntgen, transfixed by Candy Dulfer; trumpeter Terell Stafford, giving thanks to Lee Morgan; pianist Michael Wollny, reflecting Khachaturian and Glenn Gould

Ronnie Scott
In part two of a previously unpublished 1979 interview Ronnie Scott talks to Ken Rogers about life with Ted Heath and Ambrose, meeting Tubby Hayes, opening the Gerrard St club and securing the first American to play at the club – Zoot Sims

Chasin’ Tubbs
Simon Spillett and C. Tom Davis chat abouttheir mutual fascination with Tubby Hayes

Hard Cel Leon Nock considers the good, bad and ugly of jazz in mainstream cinema. Hands up all those who think Doris Day and jazz belong in the same sentence

Book & DVD Reviews Books: Swingin’ On Central Avenue // Budd Johnson 1929-1951 // Paquito D’Rivera: Letters To Yeyito // 100% Proof: The Complete Tubby Hayes Discography // Music To Silence To Music // Spirits Rejoice! DVD: Pat Metheny: The Unity Sessions

Paul Bley, underrated interrogator of modern piano; Bengt Arne-Wallin, pioneer of the Swedish folk-jazz style

Record reviews
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Preview: Newport Jazz Weekend

The Isle of Wight jazz festival announces some early highlights for its latest edition, Stacey Kent, Karen Sharp and Dave Newton included

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Bowie: follow the changes

Brian Morton wonders whether Bowie’s decision to leave no headstone isn’t a message to the rest of us to shrug off indulgent mourning and get back to appreciation of the young and vital

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Preview: Bournemouth Jazz Festival

Bournemouth Jazz Festival expands its programming with five distinct strands of jazz performances and an education programme for young players

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BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016

The BBC Young Musician Award has revealed its 2016 jazz award finalists and details of the competition final with pianist Gwilym Simcock

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Preview: Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

The Ribble Valley Jazz Fest announces star names and shows for the more intimate audience, with Claire Martin and Courtney Pine heading the bill

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Preview: Metheny makes Ronnie's debut

The genre-defining guitarist makes his Ronnie Scott's debut in eight shows over four nights 29 June-2 July, with Gwilym Simcock, Antonio Sanchez and Linda Oh

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Preview: Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead

The new biopic of Miles Davis' life, directed, starring and written by Don Cheadle, gets its April UK release date confirmed

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Preview: Jazz FM Awards return in 2016

The Jazz FM Awards, produced by Serious, will return in 2016 with an awards presentation taking place at London's Bloomsbury Ballroom

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Preview: UK debut for Clarke and Hiromi

Bassist Stanley Clarke and pianist Hiromi are set to make their UK duo debut with a one-night only performance at the London Palladium in February

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Preview: New show For A Man In A Hurry

London's Regent Street Cinema is set to screen the Tubby Hayes documentary with a Q&A session from Simon Spillett and director Lee Cogswell

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British Jazz Awards 2015

The winners of the latest British Jazz Awards have been announced, with Digby Fairweather gaining the award for Services To British Jazz

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Preview: Liverpool jazz festival

Courtney Pine and Andy Sheppard are set to top the bill at the Liverpool International Jazz Festival, which will also feature the best of the Liverpool jazz scene

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Review: Paco de Lucia, Beyond the Memory

Mark Gilbert enjoys a tribute to the late guitarist featuring Chano Domínguez, Niño Josele, Jorge Pardo and Carles Benavent

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Preview: Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Opera Philadelphia and New York's Apollo Theater join forces for the New York premiere of the opera, set during Bird's final day

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Jazz Journal Calendar 2016

The Jazz Journal Calendar 2016 makes the ideal Christmas jazz gift and is available to pre-order now with a personalised greetings card

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Brecon Jazz Festival's future in doubt

The Orchard Media and Events Group is ending its role as organiser of the Brecon Jazz Festival based on ’financial considerations’

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Preview: Jazz On A Winter's Weekend

Southport's Jazz On A Winter's Weekend returns for the 12th time, with a programme of contemporary jazz from an international array of performers


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