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Review: Belgrade and Pancevo festivals

November 2018 - Bob Weir visited two Serbian jazz festivals and saw Marc Ribot, Joe Lovano, Enrico Rava, Ralph Towner, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and more


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Review: Tampere Jazz Happening

November 2018 - Pascal Dorban in Finland sees Henri Texier, Denys Baptiste and the Art Ensemble of Chicago among a host of Scandinavian performers


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BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018

November 2018 - The five finalists of the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 have been announced, as have the presenters, backing band and judging panel


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Review: Mingus Big Band

October 2018 - Bob Weir enjoyed the Mingus Big Band during its six-night residency at Ronnie Scott's, admiring the strength and sincerity of its playing


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Review: Scarborough Jazz Festival

October 2018 - Scarborough 2018 came up trumps with yet another of the varied and wide-ranging programmes we have come to expect from them, says Brian Payne


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Review: European Jazz Network

October 2018 - Pascal Dorban attended the European Jazz Network conference in Lisbon and sampled a vibrant jazz scene including one Andy Sheppard


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Review: Dave Holland and Chris Potter

October 2018 - Bassist Holland and tenor player Potter joined The Royal Academy of Music big band in one of the jazz gigs of the year, writes Roger Farbey


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Review: Sun Ra exhibition

October 2018 - Michael Tucker in Arles in southern France sees an art exhibition featuring two rooms devoted to the multi-faceted work of Sun Ra


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Marlene VerPlanck - a celebration

October 2018 - Leon Nock attended - and took part in - a celebration of the life of Marlene VerPlanck, along with Daryl Sherman, Bill Charlap, Mike Renzi and many more


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Review: One Note At A Time

October 2018 - Nigel Jarrett reviews the documentary film, written and directed by Renée Edwards, that tells the story of New Orleans and its jazz musicians after Hurricane Katrina


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Review: SPARCfest, London

September 2018 - The first in a week-long series of concerts, SPARCfest kicked off with perhaps one of the most intriguing collective improvisations ever seen, says Roger Farbey


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Review: Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival

September 2018 - Marek Piechnat enjoyed the varied programme at this year's Ystad Festival and had the experience of a lifetime thanks to Nils Petter Molvaer and a rainbow


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Preview: Cambridge Jazz Festival

September 2018 - The fourth Cambridge International Jazz Festival, 13 to 17 November, features more than 420 musicians including Ian Shaw, Claire Martin and Madeleine Peyroux


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Preview: Marsden Jazz Festival

September 2018 - This year's Marsden Jazz Festival brings a packed and eclectic programme of jazz to Yorkshire in October, with almost 100 events over three days


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Preview: BopFest, London

September 2018 - The third BopFest brings a week of top bop and straightahead jazz to central London's Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club this November


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Review: Wall2Wall, Abergavenny

September 2018 - Nigel Jarrett experiences frenetic musicianship, rising young players and more at the 11th annual Wall2Wall festival organised by Black Mountain Jazz


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Review: Au Gres du Jazz, Alsace

August 2018 - Bob Weir travels to small-town Alsace for a busy festival with standout shows from Chris Potter and Shai Maestro, Fred Hersch and Seamus Blake


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Review: Flow Festival, Helsinki

August 2018 - Saxophonist Kamasi Washington stole the show at the 15th Flow Festival, but Terry Riley, 83, surprised with some jazz too, writes Wif Stenger


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Review: Warsaw Summer Jazz Days

August 2018 - Warsaw's Summer Jazz Days festival mixed British, US and Polish artists in an all-jazz programme played to an atypically wide age-range, says Bob Weir


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Review: Umbria Jazz Festival

August 2018 - Despite arriving five days into the event Bob Weir still found plenty to entice in Perugia, including Vijay Iyer, the Mingus Big Band and Gregory Porter


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Review: Garana Jazz Festival

July 2018 - Bob Weir enjoys music from Youn Sun Nah, Stanley Clarke, Adam Baldych and many more at a special jazz festival in rural Romania


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Preview: Middlesbrough jazz weekend

August 2018 - The Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender - the first major jazz festival in the town since 1978 - brings Chris Barber, Roller Trio and others to the newly refurbished Town Hall


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Preview: LJF at The Other Palace

August 2018 - JGBG Events will present a host of jazz artists in concerts at The Other Palace in Victoria, as part of this year's EFG London Jazz Festival


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Review: Chick Corea Akoustic Band

August 2018 - Dave Jones enjoys the trio's tight ensemble playing and its leader's wonderful tone, despite a strangely quiet room at Ronnie Scott's


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Review: Stefanos Tsourelis Trio

July 2018 - Nigel Jarrett gets himself clued up at Black Mountain Jazz, Abergavenny, as the club presents a gig with sometimes Greek and Middle Eastern overtones


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Review: Pori Jazz 2018

July 2018 - The Finnish festival ranged from funk to free with Tower of Power, Mavis Staples, Vijay Iyer and south Londoners Ruby Rushton, writes Wif Stenger


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Jazz on the Mercury list

July 2018 - Sons Of Kemet's latest recording, Your Queen Is A Reptile, has been selected as one of twelve albums on the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize shortlist


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Review: Malta Jazz Festival 2018

July 2018 - Andy Hamilton finds the mini-bar stocked with a certain apposite confection and Chick Corea, The Blue Tangerine, Christian McBride and others on stage


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Review: Istanbul Jazz Festival

July 2018 - N. Buket Cengiz doesn't demur at the presence of Nick Cave at a jazz festival along with such more likely fare as Avishai Cohen and Melody Gardot


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Preview: Fishguard Jazz and Blues

July 2018 - Dave Jones previews the Fishguard Jazz and Blues Festival, including Gabrielle Ducomble, Sarah Gillespie, the Tango Jazz Quartet and shakuhachist Clive Bell


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Review: R+R=NOW

July 2018 - Francis Graham-Dixon enjoys a band of heavyweights, assembled by Robert Glasper and performing at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire


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John Coltrane hits the charts

July 2018 - John Coltrane has scored his first ever place in the UK's official album chart, with his latest release, Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album


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Review: Vitrin at Istanbul Jazz Festival

July 2018 - Andy Hamilton visited the Istanbul Jazz Festival's showcase event, Vitrin, and was rewarded with performances at venues across two continents


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Preview: Ilkley Jazz Festival

June 2018 - The fifth Ilkley Jazz Festival is the biggest yet, with a specially-commissioned composition from Jamil Sheriff and a wide-ranging programme of concerts


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Preview: More LJF shows announced

June 2018 - The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced a third group of concerts and events for the 2018 festival, with Archie Shepp and Bill Frisell among the artists


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Review: Ipswich Jazz Festival

June 2018 - John Watson joins near sell-out crowds for the third Ipswich Jazz Festival and finds Ian Shaw, Jacqui Dankworth and others displaying energy in abundance


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My Benelux jazz trip

June 2018 - Pascal Dorban's tour of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands lets him experience four weekends packed with jazz played by musicians from around the globe


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Preview: Jazz Centre UK's jazz women

June 2018 - The Jazz Centre UK promises a wide-ranging series of concerts, movies and presentations during its seven-week Jazz Women event this summer


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Preview: BIG Chris Barber Band tour

June 2018 - Trombonist Chris Barber will be celebrating 70 years as a bandleader with a series of autumn dates for the BIG Chris Barber Band


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Review: More jazz in Norwich

May 2018 - Bruce Lindsay spends a few late nights in a tent and is rewarded with three enjoyable but contrasting performances at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival


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Review: David McAlmont in Norwich

May 2018 - Bruce Lindsay witnessed a memorable performance as David McAlmont brought Billie Holiday's Carnegie Hall concert to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival


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Review: John Surman & Vigleik Storaas

May 2018 - The duo of Surman and Storaas lived up to its promise as one of the highlights of the Brighton Festival: Michael Tucker enjoyed a superb evening's music


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Preview: EFG London Jazz Festival

May 2018 - The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced another extensive roster of acts for its 2018 edition, including Monty Alexander and the Darius Brubeck Quartet


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Review: Cheltenham Jazz Festival

May 2018 - John Watson braved the bank holiday heatwave to enjoy the wonderful music presented by Christian McBride and others at the 2018 Cheltenham Jazz Festival


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Preview: Preston Jazz and Improv

May 2018 - The inaugural Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival will take place this June, with a headline performance from Courtney Pine and Omar


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Review: Gareth Lockrane Big Band

May 2018 - Gareth Lockrane brought his 19-piece big band to the Pizza Express and Leon Nock heard them blowing up a storm on the flautist's original tunes


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Preview: Ystad Jazz Festival 2018

April 2018 - The Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival ranges from Monty Alexander to a sunrise concert by Nils Petter Molvaer at the standing stones of Ales Stenar


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Review: Sun Ra at Gateshead

April 2018 - Andy Hamilton saw the Sun Ra Arkestra, pianist Alexander Hawkins and drummer Tony Allen at the 2018 Gateshead Jazz Festival


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Review: Arve Henriksen at Gateshead

April 2018 - Fred Grand finds that despite comparisons to old hand Jon Hassell, the Norwegian trumpeter's band has originated an entirely new dialect


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Preview: Swanage Jazz Festival

April 2018 - Jazz returns to Swanage this July, with a packed programme ranging from trad to modern, contemporary and gypsy jazz staged across the town


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