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 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 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: 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 […]