TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick YouTubes Demonstrate Huge Potential for a 100 Club Jazz Revival


  Featured below is another YouTube of TJ Johnson, Adrian Cox, Sky Murphy, Tony Pitt, Roger Myerscough and Jay Darwish presenting an evening of full on jazz at The 100 Club on Wednesday, 28th January. My Jazz & Jazz YouTubes are integral to my aims in supporting Jazz, besides which they are fun to take. It’s never easy to film … [Read more...]

Adrian Cox & TJ Johnson Rock The 100 Club With: “’S Wonderful”


    Who's for a 100 Club Jazz Revival Bourbon Kick Style?   I have to thank Raye Caluori, Chief Sound Engineer at The 100 Club, for letting me invade his Control Booth to video. It was much easier filming from "on high" and to an extent I even managed to overcome the renowned pillar obstruction. (Photos & … [Read more...]

Presenting The First YouTube of The 100 Club Special: TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick with Adrian Cox


Wednesday, 28th January, 2015, saw TJ Johnson's Bourbon Kick play a night of New Orleans music at London's iconic 100 Club. Host to many great bands over the years, this 100 Club Special brought back echoes of it's glorious jazz heritage. What's more, it could herald a 100 Club Jazz Revival! TJ  and Adrian Cox brought together the UK's … [Read more...]

Tuesday, 3rd Feb: Break the Winter Bleakness with Graham Hughes’ Sunshine Kings at Olney Jazz Club


  Olney Jazz Club changes the style of music again for our next gig, 8.00pm, Tuesday, February 3rd, with, for the first time, Graham Hughes' Sunshine Kings Jazz Band, London's top jazz and swing band. This will be a great night of jazz inspired by the music of New Orleans, the singing and dancing of the 1920s and the dixieland and … [Read more...]

Brian Turnock Announces The New Orleans Z’hulus 2015 UK Tour Dates


This year Brian Turnock’s extended New Orleans Z’hulus UK tour takes in 15 venues beginning on Sunday, 10th May, in Waltham Cross and concluding on Friday, 22nd May, in Farnborough. Here, for dedicated Z'hulus fans, is the full itinerary. Sunday, 10th May (1.00 till 4.00pm): New Townhouse Jazz Club, Waltham Cross, EN8 7LF Monday, … [Read more...]

Croatia’s Tamara Obrovac Quartet – Daring to Stretch the Boundaries of Jazz?


“The Tamara Obrovac Quartet provide their audience with a phenomenal atmosphere interwoven with exceptionally fine notes of jazz, Istrian dialect and a specific humour which characterise them all... a magical blend... and a completely different dimension of jazz." (From the Croation Press) Some followers of Jazz&Jazz may say I’m testing … [Read more...]

Keswick Jazz Festival 2015 Promises A Refreshingly Powerful Mix of Popular Jazz Genres

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  With its 2015 programme, Keswick promises a UK festival to challenge our Continental “rivals”. Graham Hughes recently posted: "Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival festival now has a website. Do tell everyone about it. It'll be really fun. Hoping to make this year the best ever, and sow the seeds of a revitalised festival that will … [Read more...]

Featuring Mellow Baku with Rachael Johnson’s Youngbloods


  "PEOPLE GET READY, the future of jazz is now!" is the title of a book which my daughter gave me for Christmas. Outdated you might think, but not so. It was published in 2013 by Duke University Press, Durham and … [Read more...]

Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band’s July UK Tour & 2015 Programme


Bandleader Tamás Ittzés has contacted me with details of Hungary's Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band's July UK Tour & 2015 Programme: UK Tour Thursday 16th July 8.15pm: The Pump House Jazz Club Local Board Road, Lower Watford High Street, Watford, WD17 2JP Friday 17th July 12.30pm: Spice of Life Jazz Club 6 Moor St, Soho, London W1D … [Read more...]

Bayou Maharajah: “The Tragic Genius of James Booker” Screening at Morley College Friday 23rd January

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Documentary film produced and directed by award-winning film director Lily Keber.   "Ask jazz fans outside of New Orleans if they have heard of James Booker and most will lean back, rub their chin and say they know they have heard the name. Unless you lived in Europe in the seventies and eighties, where he was loved—or were lucky enough … [Read more...]