Manchester Jazz Festival 2007

Manchester provided the backdrop to the twelfth triumphant instalment of the recent Manchester Jazz Festival. Jazz and its inter-connectedness with world roots music dominated, illustrated by Neil Yates' New Origins group exploring Celtic-Iberian connections. Meanwhile the evocative playing of The Chosen, Sylvan Richardson's latest project, fused classical, jazz and Middle Eastern sounds. Tango and jazz were once considered uncomfortable bedfellows, but Tango Siempre impressively continue the classic repertoire, weaving in contemporary influences from Pablo Zeigler to Goldfrapp. Defying a gusty wind, their performance and latest CD, Tangents make for essential listening.

Graham Harvey All Star Quintet - Swansea Jazzland 20/06/07

There are many bands that claim to be All Stars but very few have the combined credits and talent of this outfit. Led by former Incognito keyboard player Harvey, the quintet also featured some of the finest (and busiest) players on the UK jazz scene saxophonist Ben Castle, trombone virtuoso Mark Nightingale (pictured), top jazz bass guitarist Laurence Cottle and last minute drum  dep (for Ian Thomas) Matt Skelton.

The Write Stuff Is Back @ The London Jazz Festival!

Jazzwise is once again collaborating with the London Jazz Festival, in association with BBC Radio 3, to build on the success of The Write Stuff initiative for aspiring new music writers. Now in its fifth year the scheme offers the opportunity to work with professional journalists to improve their writing skills, receive insights into career paths and develop an understanding of jazz criticism – as well as getting to go to lots of concerts! 

Test Write Stuff

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website

If you do not change browser settings, you consent to continue. Learn more

I understand


Qobuz-ad

 

Subcribe To Jazzwise

Advertisement

Call 0800 137201 to subscribe or click here to email the subscriptions team

Get in touch

Jazzwise Magazine,
St. Judes Church,
Dulwich Road, 
Herne Hill,
London, SE24 0PD.

0208 677 0012

Latest Tweets

Geri Allen – 12/06/57-26/06/2017 – Kevin Le Gendre pays tribute to the hugely influential pianist who's died age 60… https://t.co/OGjqzwDuPz
Follow Us - @Jazzwise
RT @lovesupremefest: Love Supreme founder and festival director sat down with Nick Hasted of @Jazzwise to discuss 5 years of Love Supreme F…
Follow Us - @Jazzwise
Herbie Hancock to play two nights at EFG London Jazz Festival 2017 https://t.co/UpYE8yIEiD https://t.co/e1BIdL1RcK
Follow Us - @Jazzwise
Very sad to hear the news of Geri Allen's passing - our thoughts go out to her friends and family - she was our cov… https://t.co/VxdOfbvIuD
Follow Us - @Jazzwise
@rrpgeditor Great!
Follow Us - @Jazzwise

Newsletter

Sign up to the Jazzwise monthly E-Newsletter