The monthly Jazz in the Round session, which has run since 2012 and is hosted by Jazz FM DJs Jez Nelson and Chris Philips, kicks off the new year with two stellar triple bills. The first of these takes place tonight (30 January) and showcases artists from the Edition Records roster with Laura Jurd's Dinosaur topping the bill, a rare solo bass in the middle from Phronesis main-man Jasper Høiby and an opening set from pianist Elliot Galvin and drummer Mark Sanders.
This is followed on 27 February with a starry double-bill topped by the John Horler Trio with special guest Norma Winstone (above right) on vocals, trumpeter Quentin Collins and saxophonist Leo Richardson, reprising their tribute to Chet Baker set, plus an opening spot from emerging latin-jazz-folk group Esquivo.
– Mike Flynn
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