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Art Pepper As the Elemental label releases a previously unissued live Pepper session from 1981, John White considers the man, the music and the literature

Profiles New Orleans, its music and its spirit are common ground for trumpeter Leroy Jones, clarinettist Evan Christopher and popular swing band The Hot Sardines

Horace Silver Pianist Dave Jones seeks the musical essence of the keyboard stylist who gave the world that bass line

Loose Tubes In conversation with Django Bates and Chris Batchelor, Bruce Lindsay tries to work out how long the Tubes will keep running

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Roy Williams, Roy Crimmins and Milt Bernhart talk trombones, Alex Welsh, Stan Kenton and Frank Sinatra to Steve Voce

Erik Friedlander The New York downtown veteran tells Brian Morton about his new tribute to Oscar Pettiford

Book & DVD Reviews
Books: Music Is Forever // The Ivory Ladies // Eddie Condon On Record 1927-1972 // DVD: The Sound Of Jazz // Digby Fairweather: Live And Kicking

Record reviews We review 86 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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BBC launches pop-up jazz station

BBC Music Jazz, a temporary digital station, will be available for a few days in collaboration with Jazz FM to tie in with the EFG London Jazz Festival

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Preview: White Mink's Electro-Swing

The new Clapham Grand residency features music, burlesque and cabaret in an ’unrivalled speakeasy experience’ for a 21st-century club night

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Preview: The Pups' seven-date UK tour

US jazz-funk collective Snarky Puppy are set to perform a series of seven 'greatest hits' UK dates following the release of their major-label debut, Sylva

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Preview: Breakfast With Bobby Shew

Yamaha Music London offers a morning in the company of the legendary trumpet player, who'll be talking about his career and playing

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Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2015

This year's Peter Whittingham Jazz Award for emerging new talent is looking for applicants and offering £5,000 to the award winner

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Review: Lindsay Hannon Plus at Lancaster

The varied repertoire, consummate band and smokey vocals of The Lindsay Hannon Plus impressed Sally Evans-Darby at Lancaster Jazz Festival

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Jazz Services rebrands as JazzUK

Jazz Services is now JazzUK and marks its re-emergence with the #4Jazz Festival in Coventry starring Courtney Pine and Zoe Rahman

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Preview: Django à la Créole in the UK

New Orleans clarinettist Evan Christopher investigates Django Reinhardt's collaborations with American musicians in an extensive October tour

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Preview: Helsinki We Jazz & Tampere Jazz

From a rolling tram to a former customs house, from Vijay Iyer to Ginger Baker, Wif Stenger previews two major jazz events in Finland this autumn

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Review: Abergavenny Jazz Festival

The Wall2Wall Festival impressed Nigel Jarrett with its programme of jazz for all tastes and the willingness of its audiences to 'give everything a go'

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Review: Fishguard Jazz and Blues Festival

Dave Jones enjoyed an eclectic programme of music and a range of intimate and quirky venues at the Aberjazz Fishguard Jazz and Blues Festival

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Preview: Saga's jazz holidays

Saga Holidays announce four jazz-themed special interest vacations across Europe, with live jazz, specialist talks and excursions

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John Altman's jazz score for a classic movie

The British composer's new jazz score for the silent classic Shooting Stars will be performed live at the Odeon Leicester Square during the BFI Film Festival

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Preview: Blue Note Jazz At Sea

Cunard liner Queen Mary 2 hosts the first Blue Note Jazz At Sea, with Robert Glasper, Marcus Strickland and headliner Natalie Cole

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Preview: 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival

The 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival promises another extensive lineup of top performers at venues across the city

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Preview: Marcus Miller tours UK, Eire

Marcus Miller, Grammy-winning electric bassist and producer, is set to tour the UK and Ireland this October in support of his Blue Note debut


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