Seaside Shuffle Cinque Port Jazz


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Keeping Jazz Alive: Digby Joins the Fray!

Digby Fairweather and Julian Mark Stringle

  Ahead of this site’s “Keeping Jazz Alive” series, Digby Fairweather  joined the fray as early as September, 2012, with an excellent article in The Telegraph entitled “Why we must fight to keep jazz alive.” The Telegraph introduced the feature: “Digby Fairweather, a renowned British jazz writer and musician, says it is … [Read more...]

Frogs at The Walnut: This Sunday, 26th October!


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Continuing the Debate: KEEPING JAZZ ALIVE


  Early in October I posted three features on Jazz&Jazz: Keeping Jazz Alive: Part 1: “Our audience is dying and there is little we can do!” Part 2: Sammy Rimington: “In The Upper Garden” Part 3: Outstanding London Debut For Young Catalonian Jazz Star Andrea Motis Following that, I opened the features up to debate on … [Read more...]

Undecided? Anything but, as Adrian Storms Back into Action!


  This post features the third in my current trilogy of YouTubes welcoming Adrian Cox and his Quartet back on the London and UK jazz scene. Great to have you back on sax and clarinet Adrian. Your powers have not diminished one iota! Come to that, nor have your vocals! Against purported conceived odds, your Quartet, along with other … [Read more...]

A Nightingale Echoes From The Crypt


  OK, Let's get cryptic! If that's what it takes to focus on our emerging new generation of jazz bands! Because that's just what Jazz&Jazz intends in a new series of posts focusing on an unfolding UK jazz revival. It was my immense pleasure to film Adrian Cox and his Quartet plus Tom Kincaid putting on a great show at Café In … [Read more...]

Jazz & Dine at The Walnut Friday 24th October with Karen Sharp


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Adrian Is Back!


  After a brief but for his fans unbearable absence from the jazz scene, Adrian Cox is back in full force with his magnificent Quartet.  Ginny and I were hugely privileged to make it to Café in The Crypt, St Martins in the Fields, on Wednesday, 15th October, for a spectacular session and an opportunity to capture YouTubes of the … [Read more...]

Debbie Rooker’s Jazz & Blues Band at The Walnut, Sunday 19th October


 “LIVE JAZZ … USE IT OR LOSE IT!”   Hot sounds assured on Sunday, 19th October, 12 Noon till 2.30pm at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, with   Debbie Rooker’s Jazz & Blues Band   Admission £10 (pay on door) Bar, real ales, hot food, hot jazz! The Walnut Tree Inn, 21 Station Rd, Blisworth, Northants NN7 … [Read more...]

Setting the Pace for Jazz: The Irresistible Magnetism of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band

Elsa Armengou

  I make no apologies for placing so much emphasis on jazz in Spain and in particular in Barcelona. Why? Because The Sant Andreu Jazz Band is about youngsters and jazz - aged 8 to 20 - and their inspirational mentor, Joan Chamorro. Right now Jazz&Jazz is focussing on lamentations about the paucity of jazz amongst the younger … [Read more...]