Maestro Omar Sosa, Kora player Seckou Keita and percussionist Gustavo Ovalles at Jazz FM for a chat and live session.
This week there’s new music from Scandinavian Latin jazz outfit Blanco Y Negro, saxophone giant Jerry Bergonzi, pianist Jason Moran’s Bandwagon (live), Delfeayo Marsalis (live), drummer Ernesto Cervini and vocalist Leila Martial. Blanco Y Negro – Timbero [Timbero] Menagerie – The Arrow Of Time [Evolution / The Arrow Of The Time] Andrew Bain – Responsibility […]
This week I was joined by the hugely talented 16 year old South London composer, saxophonist and band leader Sam Barnett ahead of his debut at our monthly Jazz In The Round event at London’s Cockpit Theatre. I was also joined by North London-based pianist, composer and vocalist Joy Ellis who has just released a […]
This Saturday sees a fund-raiser for those affected by Hurricane Maria on the Caribbean Winward island of Dominica. They lost hugely. I’ll be playing funk, boogie,grooves and r&b here alonside my man Kyri R2 Records and Tim S-Garcia from Jazz FM. It’s at the very intimate Club W1 (BBC Club). Hope you can join us.
Jazz In The Round brings it’s mix of cross-genre, generation-spanning top quality jazz to The London Jazz Festival on Saturday November 11th 2017 at London’s King’s Place, Hall 2 from 7:30pm . Jazz FM’s Jez Nelson and Chris Philips present a triple bill packed with gems. Pianist Robert Mitchell and his trio play music from his […]
This week British jazz giant Courtney Pine checked in with me to talk about his new album ‘Black Notes From The Deep’ featuring soul man Omar on four songs. There’s some amazing new music too from the band Menagerie, pianist and vocalist Joy Ellis, saxophonist Brandon Allen, and keyboardist Taylor Haskins plus plenty more. Playlist: […]
Jazz In The The Round returns on Monday 30th October at London’s Cockpit Theatre with an awesome all-woman dectet called Interchange led by Issie Barratt. Among the line-up in Interchange are trumpeter Yazz Ahmed, saxophonist Tori Freestone and vocalist Brigitte Beraha. The opening set comes from super-talented South Londoner, composer and saxophonist Sam Barnett and […]
This week saxophonist Julian Costello joined me to talk about his new album ‘Transitions.’ He was joined by guitarist Maciek Pysz in duo playing a couple of the tunes from the album live is session. There’s new music from the all new Collective X, the band Ruby Rushton, pianist and vocalist Joy Ellis and Mauritian […]
This week: New heat from Kamasi Washington, Ezra Collective, Ruby Rushton, bassist Mikele Montolli and a cool poetry interlude featuring new Nicole Mitchell, Yusef Komunyakaa and Robert Mitchell. Hear a new cut from Wayne Shorter produced band Holophonor and one or two classic fusion cuts including Weather Report and Herbie Hancock. Playlist: Kamasi Washington – […]
I’m extremely grateful to the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) for awarding me ‘Jazz Media Of The Year’ award last night. It’s lovely to get an award but particularly in a room full of people, all of whom you thoroughly respect for their dedication to, and love of, jazz across the country. Full […]