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NEWS

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OUT & ABOUT

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JAZZAHEAD

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EDITION RECORDS

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THE GUEST SPOT

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HOT HOUSE

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GIGS HIGHLIGHTS

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JAZZ ON THE ROAD

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News Over the next few pages you can read some of the news that has filtered down into the JazzUK grapevine, and updates on what to look out for in the next couple of months. Got a story for the News section? Email details and press releases for the next issue’s news section to the editor, with the title ‘JazzUK News’.

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Sam Crowe Group:

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival: For many jazz lovers, the Mayday bank holiday weekend is reserved for the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and this year promises another strong line-up. From the 1st - 6th May the town’s Montpellier Gardens will showcase a selection of homegrown and international names, with Gary Burton, Madeleine Peyroux, Ravi Coltrane, Mike Gibbs, Gregory Porter, Dave Douglas and Mike Stern comprising the cream of the latter. Jamie Cullum is again on hand as Guest Director, and the UK scene is comprehensively represented across the board, with

UNESCO World Jazz Day:

and in particular from the younger generation of the UK’s jazz stars. While speaking to Tony DudleyEvans for this month’s Out & About piece, he discussed a few choice gigs in his capacity as the festival’s Programme Advisor: Troyk-estra (5th May), the augmented version of Troyka featuring the trio combined with a big band; pianist Reuben James (5th), who the keen-eared may know from his time spent with Abram Wilson, appearing with his trio featuring Zara McFarlane on vocals; and the ceaselessly inventive Shabaka Hutchings leads his two-drummer Sons of Kemet group (4th). Full line-up at www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/ jazz

Bruno Heinen Sextet

Busnoys Ornithologies: Clare Teal

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runs until April 2014, and includes a programme of events, performances and talks. An intimate insight into the life and work of a true UK jazz institution… www.ram.ac.uk/kenny-wheeler

Anthony Strong: Still desperately searching for that fabled bootleg Tubby Hayes 12” with the misprint on the cover? Chances are you’re not alone, and crate diggers from across the UK will be out in force to celebrate Record Store Day on 20th April. Celebrating the independent record shop scene worldwide, this is the sixth annual your nearest participating store via special events and promotions, and support your local jazz shop! www.recordstoreday.co.uk

Kenny Wheeler exhibition: On 16th April, the Royal Academy of Music will open a new exhibition entitled Kenny Wheeler: Master of Melancholy Chaos. Telling the 83year old trumpeter’s story through seven milestone recordings, the exhibition features a wealth of hitherto unseen articles and artefacts, from original scores, personal notes and sketches and memorabilia, accompanied by a series of recordings of recent interviews. The exhibition

alike, Anthony Strong releases Stepping Out on French label Naïve on 8th April. He follows in the footsteps of the crooner legends as well as more modern singers like Harry Connick Jr. and Jamie Cullum, with a classy mixture of modern band that, while undoubtedly slick, largely avoids the charges of excessive ‘smoothness’ that can often be levelled at such music. Strong’s arrangements are fresh and punchy, and his vocals and piano playing are well suited to the material on offer. Hippodrome Casino on 18th April – perhaps not quite Sinatra at the Sands, but Strong has a promising future that could lead anywhere…

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out & about For this issue’s Out & About, JazzUK talks to Tony Dudley-Evans as he introduces us to the scene in Birmingham and the West Midlands… Tony’s Top Five: Tony recommends the following selection of venues in and around Birmingham for some top local live jazz… CBSO Centre Birmingham:

Hare & Hounds:

Symphony Hall Foyer:

Warwick Arts Centre:

Birmingham Town Hall:

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GEttING aHEaD IN EuRoPE Christine Allen, chair of Jazz Services’ international panel, takes us through the preparations for April’s JazzAhead conference in Germany

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Ben Cottrell from Beats & Pieces Big Band explains why he’s getting involved at this year’s JazzAhead…

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Flight

Mirrors,

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Dave Stapleton Continued

Matthew Wright is a freelance writer whose work has been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian and The Times Literary Supplement. He is currently editing his darkly comic novel, Blue Notes, and divides his spare time between the Vortex in Dalston, and his bicycle.

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tHE GuESt SPot Herts Jazz Festival

Orford Picnic Jazz

Paul Barnes – Q&A

Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Album Review: Simon Spillett, Square One

My Top Five Eastern Jazz Events Norwich Jazz Party

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Holt Festival, Holt, Norfolk

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HotHouSE Phil Meadows gives us his regular report on the latest and hottest happenings from the UK’s young jazz scene.

Album Review: radio. string.quartet.vienna, Posting Joe: Celebrating Weather Report – Live

Keep up with Bruce via his blog, ‘Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold’ (http://delicioushot.tumblr.com), and read more of his reviews at www. AllAboutJazz.com.

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Masters’,

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‘The Modern

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GIGS

Dominic Moore’s jazz and improvisation workshops

You can download the GIGS PDF to your smart phone or tablet by scanning this QR code!

Tom Green

HIGHLIGHTS

Learn or improve improvisation with the Mopomoso guitarist John Russell

Editor’s Picks Jazz Services’ listings editor Sabina Czajkowska takes us through her picks for April’s listings. Read Gigs, the full month’s listings to the UK’s live jazz scene at www.jazzservices.org.uk

Poetry & Jazz

Gateshead International Jazz Festival workshops

Trinity Laban Jazz Singers

Jazz, Film & Art at the Forge, London

Events Jazz Verse Jukebox

Spring Talks at the National Jazz Archive

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Sunday Edition: An evening of poetry and jazz hosted by Sarah Doyle and Allen Ashley

The 2nd Mundesley Louis Armstrong Celebration Jazz Festival

Festivals:

British and International Vocal (Jazz) Academy workshop

Darlington Jazz Festival

Porthcawl Jazz Festival Kenny Wheeler: Master of Melancholy Chaos Jazz Words: Larkin’s Jazz & Christine Tobin’s Sailing to Byzantium at the Gateshead Jazz Festival

Coming up in May: Cheltenham Jazz Festival 1 Gateshead International Jazz Festival

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Look out for the Young and talented! 27


JaZZ oN tHE RoaD JazzUK chats to some of the bands hitting on the road in April and May with the help of Jazz Services’ touring support.

What’s the best thing about touring with this band?

How long has this group been together?

What’s the latest project?

with this band? What are your hopes for this tour and the future?

What are your hopes for this tour and the future?

What can audiences expect from a Georgia Mancio gig?

What can audiences expect from an Indigo Kid gig? How long has this group been together?

What’s the latest project?

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How long has this group been together, and what’s the latest project?

What’s the best thing about touring

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What are your hopes for this tour and the future?

What can audiences expect from a WSP gig? How long has this group been together?

What can audiences expect from an Aquarium gig?

What’s the best thing about touring with this band?

What’s the latest project?

What’s the best thing about touring with this band?

Any significance in the album’s name?

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What are your hopes for this tour and the future?



JazzUK #110 - April/May 2013