All things tagged as: Jazz


Gig: Phronesis

Scandinavian/British jazz trio Phronesis have the ability to excite, inspire and move people in a way that few bands are able to do. Led by Danish double-bassist Jasper Høiby, their charismatic live performances have prompted Jon Newey (Editor of Jazzwise Magazine) to describe them as ‘the most exciting ... Read on


Gig: Balkan Beat Box

Balkan Beat Box’s fearless 21st century fusion has earned them a massive following across Europe, the Middle East and North America. Their relentlessly energetic and carnival-esque live shows are quickly becoming the stuff of legend, earning them thundering applause from audiences wherever they play and building wild ... Read on


Gig: Olli Brown

Late 2002 saw Oli pick up a guitar for the first time and just 2 ½ years later, at 15, he was invited to America, as the guest of American Blues band Blinddog Smokin’, this first trip saw Oli play for Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal.

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Gig: Some Other Country

The best unknown cult jazz/rock/soul/free band ever, get together again after a too long lacuna, to ungrace the stage at their favourite haunt. Earworm riffs and groin boiling grooves form a backdrop to improvisations that are, by turns, dark, disturbing, joyous and inspirational. Featuring the fab 4 Roy ... Read on


Gig: Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet

Among the most sought-after players of their generation, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire brings his thrilling, often visionary, quintet to Manchester.

Bluenote-signed Ambrose Akinmusire shot into into the limelight in 2007 after winning the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition and the Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, two of the most

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Gig: Graveyard

Playing all sorts of rockish music makes Graveyard stand out from the crowd. Be it classic rock, blues, jazz, folk – you name it – the authentic quintet makes it sound real at any time. With wide influences spreading throughout different genres, Graveyard always stay top notch

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Gig: Get The Blessing

Winners of the BBC Jazz Award 2008 for their debut album “All Is Yes” (Cake/Candid), Get The Blessing is currently one of the UK’s most exciting live bands. Featuring bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer from trip-hop legends Portishead, plus the twin horns & electronic devices ... Read on


Gig: CW Stoneking

See C.W Stoneking & This Primitive Horn Orchestra Live at

Manchester Club Academy & Bristol Trinity Arts Centre this Autum.


Gig: Sun Ra Arkestra

Considered one of most important and pioneering jazz ensembles of all time, and one of the most colourful and influential bands to emerge from the alchemy of 1950s and 60s free thinking music

Cosmic jazz composer, keyboardist, bandleader and philosopher Sun Ra was one of the most important figure

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